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IT ILL y xxx x i VOLUME 1. NUMBER 218. CREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, SATURDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 7, 1918. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK 51 A ft fffff H fM 0 TfTT iff President Wilson To Stand Pat On His Definition of Freedom of The Seas-League of Nations Most Important Question to Be Up at Peace Conference-Delegation From Berlin Wants to Meet President Divisions Comprising American Army of Occupation Are Named 140,000 More Officers and Men Coming Home. (By The United Pre...) WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 The American army of occupa tion now consists of the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh, Twenty-eighth, Thirty-second, Thirty-third, Forty second, Seventy-ninth, Eighty-ninth and Ninetieth divisions, Chief of Staff March announced today. General March re vealed that 5,325 officers and 135-515 men had been assigned for an early convoy home. Also that the discharge of soldiers in this country is being speeded up. League of Nations One of Most Important Matters to Come Before the Peace Conference. (By The United Pre...) LONDON, Dec. 7. The league, of nations is one of the most important matters to be taken up at the peace conference, Secretary Balfour declared in an interview here. He said the prominence that President Wilson has given the subject has been a valuable contribution to future civilization. Mr. Bal four asserted that no occupation of Berlin had been arranged. He said he believed the limits fixed by the armistice would be as i ar as the allied armies would proceed into Germany. President Will Stand Pat On His Definition of Freedom of the Seas Lively Discus sion Expected. (By The United Press.) iWASHINGTON, Dec. 7. President Wilson will stand pat at Paris on his definition of the freedom of the seas. Friends today said his position toward armament particularly will pre cipitate a lively discussion with England is believed. President Wilson Has Been Ihvited to Meet A Delegation From Berlin and Other German Cities. (By The United Press ) BERNE, Dec. 7. President Wilson has been invited by Cologne to meet delegations from Berlin and other German cities there for the purpose of bringing about an understanding regarding Germany'sJntegrity. President Paes Fired Upon By Unknown Assailant if-" (By The United Press.) LISBON, Dec. 7. President Paes was fired at by an un named assailant who was later arrested. The bullet missed the president by a narrow margin. Prince Adelbert Says He Will Support Chancellor Ebert's Government (By The United Press.) BERLIN, Dec. 7. Prince Adelbert, son of the former kaiser, telegraphed from Kiel he will support Chancellor Ebert's government. British Crossing the Rhine Today (By The United Press ) LEEDS, England, Dec. 7. (Noon) The British are at this moment crossing the Rhine, Premier Lloyd George announced in a speech here today. The British Have Entered Cologne (By The United Press.) LONDON, Dec. 7. The British entered Cologne yesterday, & Central News Amsterdam dispatch today declared. SCHOOLS TO SUSPEND, THEATRES TO CLOSE j j j j j j j j j j The gravity of the influenza situation compels the Board of Health to close the Greene ville schools, churches and theatres until there is some improvement, Also all rural schools where the epidemic is present. This will be effect ive commencing Monday, De cember 9th. R. 0. HUFFAKER, Sec. Board of Health. This December 7, 1918. Nashville Man Is Under Arrest On Forgery Charge J J SJ J Train Wreck Blocks Traffic; Three Injured (By The United Press.) NEW YORK, Dec. 7. Three train men were injured when two east bound freight trains collided a short distance west of Metuchenn today. All four of the mainline tracks of the Pennsylvania railroad are com pletely blocked. Two of the tracks will be opened by noon, officials said. British! Warship Mined In Baltic LONDON, Dec. 7. The British warship Cassandra has been mined in the Baltic, the ( admiralty announced today. Puts Powder In Pipe, Loses Eye (By The United Press.) REDAN, Ga., Dec. 7. Henry Jenkins today is suffering the loss of one eye and injuries to the other eye and serious face burns when through a mistake yesterday he filled his pipe with gunpowder and lit it. Cotton Spinners Ordered to Strike (By The United Press.) LONDON, Dec. 7. One hundred thousand cotton spinners of the Lan cashire district have been ordered out on strike on account of the re fusal of employers to grand a forty per cent increase. Rioting Reported In Berlin AMSTERDAM, Dec. 7. Serious disorders have broken out in Berlin, according to reports from the fron tier today. They began on Thurs day. There has been much firing on the principal streets of the city, with the Bolsheviki leading the rioters, it was reported, but no further details have been received. Many Killed In Street Riots At Cologne LONDON, Dec. 7. Riots, accom panied by severe street fighting and looting have spread from Cologne to a number of other German cities, said an Exchange Telegraph dis patch. Numerous food stores were plun dered. ti Many persons were killed at Cologne. (By The United Press.) NASHVILLE, Tenn., Dec. 7. Ed ward Isaac, Nashville business man, and Mary Tipton, a school girl, were brought here today from Chatta nooga, where they were arrested. Isaac is charged with forgery. Rainbow To Stay Until Peace Comes Veterans divisions now in France, such as the First and Second regu lars, the Rainbow, and the New Eng land national guard, will probably remain there until peace is actually concluded, in the opinion of Secre tary Baker. U. S. Program Depends On No. British Ships WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. Ameri ca's army and navy programs will depend largely upon President Wil son's success or failure to put across his plan of non-militarism while abroad. What he wants, as already gener ally outlined, is to have England abandon her idea of unbridled sea supremacy. He wants her to pool r naval strength in an Internation- navy. And, he opposes any idea of an American-British navy. At the same time, he wants the armed camp spirit removed from the world with respect to army. power. If England refuses to hearken to his program as to navy armament, this government will go ahead with a program destined to make the United States equal and perhaps superior of England on the seas. If England does agree to President Wil son's pr"'fals, it is likely that this government will relax somewhat its plans for the future. Relief Committee Is Appointed C. W. Allen, Chairman of the Ci vilian Relief Committee of the Red Cross, has appointed the following committees to have charge of the In fluenza situation in the town and county. This committee, with the co-operation of the representatives from the churches and secret orders, will at once arrange to give the nec essary relief in all cases requiring it. A diet kitchen will be operated by the Canteen Committee so that food can be supplied to any patients re quiring it and distribution will be made by the Motor Corps. The In vestigation Committee will have a complete list of all homes requiring any assistance whatever, and the Nursing Committee will secure vol untary nurses, and likewise be pro vided with authority to employ as sistance when necessary. In this way the situation will be handled suc cessfully we are sure. MRS. C. E. COILE, Chm. Canteen Com. W. H. DOUGHTY, Motor Corps. REV. O. G. KLINGER, REV. J. B. ELY, REV. A. II. WILLOUGHBY, REV. E. O. WOODYARD, REV. I. B. LEONARD, Investigating Com. MRS. A: J. PATTERSON, Nursing Com. Germany Watching For Chance to Profit From Animosities She Expects to De velop Among Victorious Countries. By J. W. T. MASON Written for the United Press. NEW YORK, Dec. 7. Germany is now on the watch to take advantage of the age-long rule that a beaten enemy recovers its power for evil when the visitors develop animosities among themselves. No peace conference attended by allied powers, each with its independent interests to protect, has ever in the past been completely harmonious. If the forthcoming conferences estab lishes a new precedent in this respect, there must be open mindedness on the part of all the delegates, and a readiness to understand how, sensitive certain national feelings are. It is becoming increasingly probable that the question of th6 world's future naval strength will be the most delicate issue peace delegates will be called upon to 'discuss. It is the prob lem on which the Germans will concentrate all the evil diplo matic methods for the purpose of attempting to create an arti ficial rivalry between the only two first-class naval powers now left to the world the United States and Great Britain. If the two nations cannot agree upon a common course of action con cerning their future warship construction, the only country to benefit is Germany. It is realized that the sole hope of Ger many now has of being able to split the conference to her own advantage is by whispering poisoned gossip into American and British ears at the Versailles assembly. Questions as to whether the United States or Great Britain shall have the most powerful fleet of fighting ships in the near future is not a grave matter touching the national security of either country. British naval estimates can never be based upon a possible war with the United States. This is not only because the wealth and size of America would permit the American people to outrival any other nation in a serious con test of shipbuilding. It is also because the very cornerstone of Great Britain's foreign policy for many years has been the main tenance of friendly relations with the United States. ' Chancellor Ebert Has Been Proclaimed President of the Germa nRepublic by ' Armed Soldiers and Sailors. (By The United Pre...) PARIS, Dec. 7. Armed soldiers and sailors, massed before the chancellor's palace in Berlin last night, proclaimed Chan cellor Ebert president of the German republic, according to a Berlin dispatch today. House Rules Committee Votes to Investigate National Security League (By The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. The house rules committee today unanimously voted to report favorably the resolution for the investigation of the National Security League and its campaign to defeat members of congress. The resolution will be brought up next week. United States Preparing to Make Greatest Weapon Ever Attempted (By The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 7. The United States may be prepar ing to make the 18-inch gun the greatest weapon it has ever at tempted. This possibility is indicated in the ordnance bureau report made public today, when dealing with Watervliet ar senal. It said the arsenal now has the capacity of manufac turing guns up to 18-inch caliber. National Union Forces Occupy Kieff After Battle In Which 10,000 Were Killed. (By The United Pre...) ' LUSANNE, Switzerland, Dec. 7. Forces of the Ukrainian National Union have occupied Kieff after a severe battle from which casualties totalled 10,000, according to Kieff dispatches received by the Ukrainian bureau here today. Among hose killed were General Skoropadski Hetman, of Ukraine, and 500 Russian officers. The National Union, the dispatches said, con trols the Ukraine.