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VOLUME 1. NUMBER 220.
GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, TUESDAY AFTERNOON, DEC. 10, 1918. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK I K 5 - I: :l 1: f r i 11 0 1. 1 . i- U n ' i . - ' O O if)) is o A i ireatens To Overthrow The Present GovernmiBiit--Kaiser Attempts To Commit Suicide But Was rated By a German Staff Officer Americans in France Are Bewildered, Many Are Astonished German Bolsheviki Leader Refuses Peace With Entente Threatened Overthrow Of Present Government. (By The United Press.) , PARIS, Dec. 10. We refuse peace with the entente and intend to overthrow the present gov ernment within a fortnight, declared Karl Lieb necht, leader of the German bolsheviki, in a proc lamation issued in Berlin, according to a Zurich dispatch to l'Informacion today. Martial law has been proclaimed in Berlin, the dispatch said. Two hundred and twenty persons have been killed and thousands wounded in recent skir mishes in Berlin between bolsheviki and govern ment forces. Twelve Injured In St. Car Accident In Richmond (By the United Preit.) EICHMOND, Va., Dec. 10. Twelve persons were injured this morning when two street "tars collid ed here. The motorman on one car lost control of his Car on a steep grade and it dashed down' the hill into the other. Americans In France Are Bewildered, While Others Are Astonished at State ments Made by French and British. (By The United Pre.i.) PARIS, Dec. 10. The European allies fully .intend to carry, out the spirit of the ; fourteen points.) , This -question was :seriously raised in American quarters in both Paris arid London to day as a result of statements by a prominent Frenchman. ' The Britishers are indicating a dis position to go farYbeyond the limitations otsome of Wilson's principles, while ignoring others. Americans here are are generally ' bewildered, and some are frankly astonished in view of the allies' pledge to make peace on the basis of Wil son's January speech and a subsequent address,. The United Press is in a position to state that the President expects the allies as well'as Germany to adhere to the, principles laid down in these speeches, except where subsequently modified. Spanish Ambassador Is Dismissed By the Berlin Government w ii r i. i . i ' Vifa United Pre...) . . MADRID, Dec. 10. Spanish Ambassador Bernabe has been dismissed by the Berlin gov ernment, it was announced here today. Previous Madrid reports intimated that Spam intended to expel the German ambassador, alleging espion age of his staff. v Congressional Battle Over Country's Reconstruction Tax Began Today (By The United Press ) WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. A congressional battle over the country's reconstruction tax pol icy began to day. Chairman Simmons, oithe sen ate finance committee, filed a formal report on the bill. It was immediately made a target for several minority reports. The first one was signed by republican members of the committee opposing inclusion of 1920 taxes. Senators Smoot and La Toilette had individual reports dis senting from the majority view. School Children Drag Guns Across v Rhine at Cologne AMSTERDAM via London, Dec. 9. A Cologne , dispatch in Friday's Rhennish Westphalian Gazette of Es sen says that Cologne nas been pre senting a strange spectacle recently. Large numbers of discharged sol diers, youths and even school chil dren, stimulated by offers of re wards for saving guns from the en tente .troops of occupation by get ting the artillery pieces to the right bank of the Rhine, were harnessing themselves to gun carriages bearing guns and dragging them to safety. Germans Asked v To Deal Directly With the Allies Germans Ask Conference For Armistice Renewal BERLIN, Via Amsterdam, Dec. 9. Mathias Erzberger, head of the German armistice delegation, an nounced today that the French gov ernment has requestea the German army command to designate plenipo tentiaries to confer regarding the prolongation of the armistice. The delegates will meet at Treves, in Rhenish Prussia, December 12 and 13 Marshal Foch to Visit in the U. S. NEW YORK, Dec. 9. That Mar shal Foch may Visit the United States whes his. duties permit was indicated by a cablegram received here today by Major Hylan from the Marshal in response to a recent message in which the mayor invited him to visit New York and offered him "the freedom of the city." Southern Men Held In Hun Prisons Revolution at Potsdam In Full Swing ; (By The United Press.) HAMBURG, Dec. 10. A county revolution at Potsdam is in full swing, according to reports received here today; WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. A list of American st.,oiers in German prison camps was announced tonight by the War Department. It includes Lieu tenant William S. Cousins, Lake Charles, La., who is located at Camp Kerlsruhe, and the following enlist- d men: 1 At Rastatt John Williamson, Lor- man, Miss., William I. Clayton, Dal las, Ga. At Darmstadt hospital, wounded William J. Squires, Peterson, Ala. At camp unknown William J. Hutchinson, Gladys, Ark.; Allen Aultman, Sumrall, Miss.; Oscar Cooper,. Bush, La.; Lee F. Rash, R. F. D., Olin, N. Philip Krouse, Memphis, Tenn. At Limburg Vernon M. Harbi son, Knoxville, Tenn.; Claud C. Wil son, Rocky Point, N. C. Reported .wounded at unknown camp Eugene E. Moser, R. F. D. 3, TobaccoviJle, N. C. , . WASHINGTON, Dec. 9. Notes were sent to Berlin and Vienna by the state department today advising the German and Austrian govern ments that the United States desires to receive no further communications from them, which should properly be addressed ,to all the allied nations. A note of similar purport previously had been dispatched to the German government as the result of requests that the armistice terms be modified. It was explained at the department that the notes sent today through the Swiss and Swedish legations resulted particularly from a communication from the national council of Lem berg, regarding boundary lines, and also by notes from Austria and Ger many, which bore no evidence of hav ing been similarly communicated to the governments associated with the United States, The note from the national council of Lemberg indicated that the state of Lemberg desires to establish itself as -an independent community and said the activities of the Ukrainians and the Poles were regarded by he people of Lemberg with suspicion. Kaiser Makes Unsuccessful Attempt to Commit Suicide Staff Officer Wounded In Frustrating Him. Organized Plan To Hold Cotton For 35 Cents (By the United Pres..) GREENVILLE,. Ga.,' Dec. 10. An organized movement to hold cotton or minimum price of thirty-five cents a pound has been completed by farmers and business men. Merj iwether county movement has thi support of the bankers, v and rner of bankers" and merchants of the county. (By The United Pre...) COPENHAGEN, Dec. 10. An unsuccessful attempt was made by the former kaiser to com mit suicide, the Leinzier Tacrehlatt declares. The newspaper said it had received information to this effect from a German staff officer, who was wounded while frustrating Wilhelm. Persons Guilty of Circulating v ; Reports Injurious to Sale of War Stamps Liable to Imprisonment (By The United1 Pre...) ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 10. Following reports irom various parts of the state that the value of War Savings Stamps has been questioned, United States District Attorney Hooper Alexander has issued a statement saying that persons guilty of circulating false reports in-an effort to obstruct sales of War Savings Stamps are liable to a fine and imprisonment or both. . . American Troops To Occupy Danzig AMSTERDAM, Dec. 9XPplish. American divisions, according to i well informed source, says the War saw correspondent of the Weser Zei tung, have embarked at Havre for Danzig, in West Prussia, with the in tention of occupying the provinces of Posen and Silesia. The headquar ters of, the Polish-American troops, according to this information, will be at the town of Posen. Unknown Man Shoots Doctor MERIDIAN, Miss., Dec. 10. An unknown assassin shot and probably mortally , wounded Dn Vic Johnson near Sbubuta this morning. A posse Hrom here with blood-hounds are trailing the assassin. What They Left Behind. " We know of a lot of men who didn't leave much behind them in the way of actual cash accumulated but they did leave families rich In the memories fit the happiness they had- while they rcre alive. The Age of Retirement "Do you think a man has passed his usefulness when he Is forty?'' "It depends on circumstances. If he lta3 accumulated enough money so that ae can afford to he lazy, his usu)qcs3 may end (vrea ear'ier. . , . I- . ,'.- British Admiralty Confirms Additional Terms Announced Yesterday By Berlin (By The United Pres.) LONDON, Dec. 1 0. The British admiralty confirms the additional terms announced yester day from Berlin. These terms include the sur render of all allied merchant vessels interned in German ports, fully coaled and provisioned, as well as German warships underconstruction. British Bound to Concede All Possible To America Regarding Freedom of Seas (By The United Press.) LIVERPOOL, Dec. 10. -The . British are bound to concede all possible to America regard ing the freedom of the seas, Attorney-General Smith declared in a speech here. , Mr. Smith said he would probably tel the conference that he will be satisfied with such definition as will en . able the British navy in case of future war to. do 'exactly, what it has done during the past eigh teen months. ' ; Senator Hitchcock and Harvard Professor Say They Are Innocent I (By The United Prei.) WASHINGTON? Dec. 10. Senator7 Hitch cock and ProfT Albert Bushnell Hart, of Harvard today branded as false efforts of German prop agandists to connect them witHGerman intrigue in the United States before war was declared. President Wpl Call Meeting bWireless III Mill "MIIIUMI I ItlllllM IN V (By The United Prew.) . w. . WASHINGTON, Dec. 10. President Wilsoif will call a cabinet meeting this afternoon liy. wireless, the white house stated. At his request, Vice-President Marshall will preside.