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VOLUME 1 NUMBER 225.' v GREENEViLLE DAILY SUN, MONDAY AFTERNOON, DEC, 16, 1918... FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK ii lit Ui x 11 : U; Ulg DAILY - ' NS-il Xl H3 A eft p(g jJ . ! O iTniTiriritV ii (LillLiE w liilO y 1 f President Wilson Tells Allied Leaders He Desires to Get Down to Peace Work Soon as Possible Serious Trouble Feared In Lisbon-President Motored to Scene of the Peace Conference Today Germany Faces Winter of Desperate Food Shortages Anxiety Is Felt Over Danger of Famine (By The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Germany faces a winterof des. perate food shortages, contrary to the general impression. Al lied officials feel anxiety over the danger of famine in Germany not because of any sudden outburst of sympathy, but because they believeGermany starving would menace all Europe. These conclusions were drawn after a careful study of data on f tfod prospects. It can be stated authoritatively. . 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 a 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 i 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 A League of Nations For the Prevention of W ar Will Come Out Of Paris Peace Conference Serious Trouble Feared in Lisbon As Result of Assassination of President (By The United Press.) PARIS, Dec. 16. Serious trouble is feared in Lisbon as the result of reports that the assassination of President Pass was part of a plot to overthrow the government, according to dis patches received today. An accomplice of the dead assassin begs not to be lynched, promising important revelations if his life is spared. . ' -ra : ; - Portugese to Form a Presidency. (By The United Press.) LONDON. Dec. 16. The Portugese parliament will meet to day, to form a presidency, it was officially .announced at the Portugese legation here today. r r Canadian Liner Run On Rocks And Broken Up By Waves (By The United Press.) ST. JOHNS, NEW BRUNSWICK, Dec. 16. The Canadian Pacific liner. Corinthian, which ran on the rocks near Briar Island, in' the Bay of Fundy, is reported today to have been roken up by waves. The vessel carried a large grain and meat cargo. The crew was saved. By J. W. T. MASON For The United Press. NEW YORK, Dec.v16.T-President Wilson's arrival in France Lmeans the participation by America in discussions concerning problems of inter-European politics in which the United States is interested solely to prevent this country again being drawn into a trans-Atlantic war. Every other power at the peace conference will have very positive material rights to safeguard and to improve and will iew the international situation from a different' standpoint than America. The preservation of peace is nSt a matter that oncerns any European countries in the same way it does Amer ica. The countries of continental Europe still hope for the reali zation of territorial ambitions which the peace conference cer tainly will not justify. Rivalries and disappointed hopes can not help being left behind by the decisions of the conference. But, to America, the jealousies and deadly enmities of vari ous European powers are without reason. America desires that these clashing interests be curbed, for if they are not they may end in another war that might involve 'innocent neutrals and so carry the United States into another conflict to defend neutral rights. The fundamental distinction in the viewpoints of the Ameri can peace delegates and those of continental Europe is thai America can not expect any material gain from participating m a new European war, while some of the European countries can. ' " ;" ' ' ' " " This difference in outlook will be the most formidable barrier to the creation of an effective league of nations. The incentive to gain has not been eliminated from human nature by the pres ent war. Certain appetites have been whetted by the over whelming victory of the allies.' Expansionist longings have been developed. A league of nations for the prevention of war therefore, will come out of the peace conference, if at all, only after a severe struggle. President Wilson Has Indicated To Allied Leaders His Desire To Get Down id Work Soon as Possible Greek Steamer After Coal Over Here Was Forced Ashore (By The United Press.) NORFOLK, Dec. 16. The Greek steamer, Ellin, bound for Hampton Roads for a cargo of coal, went ashore late yesterday forty miles south of Cape Henry. The crew is reported safe. A ssistance will be sent as soon as the weather $lears. WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. The Government today confessed Government Confesses A'rror in the , Constitutionality of Espionage Acts (By The United Press.) an error in two cases involving the constitutionality of espionage acts, practically setting the conviction of near a score of resi r.ents of South Dakota. This doesn't effect -other espionage uits, including one involving Eugene V. Debs. American Troops Reach Objectives AMERICAN TROOPS REACH OB WITH THE AMERICAN ARMY OF OCCUPATION, 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 posi-1 began just four weeks ago.. tions along the boundary of a thirty-kilometer semicircle pivoting on Coblenz. The 32d division is occupying the bridgehead on the left, the Second division comes next, while the First division is on the right of the Sec ond division. Two French divisions are occupying a part of the bridge head, their position being on the ex treme right of the Americans. As the various detachments reach ed the boundaries of the bridgehead the infantrymen marched into the towns behind bands playing spirited American airs. In sdme instances the bands gave concerts for the ben efit of the natives, while the. infan trymen hustled about looking for quarters. , The men of the bridgehead force as they reached the limits of the great arc during Sunday began set tling down for a rest after their hike from the battle line in France which Differ ent units all along the line are in the occupied villages. The. officers are using public buildings as quarters but are being billeted in hotels and private homes. , The main body of troops is encamped. just west of the bridgehead. The men spent Sunday in making themselves comfortable for s an extended stay on the bridge head. The doughboys having reach ed their objectives are now askink each other: "Where do we go from here!" Georgia Banker Still Missing (By the United Press) ATLANTA, Ga., Dec. 16. The mystery surrounding the disappear ance, on Monday last, of C. C. Dukes, a Milan, Ga., banker, was still un solved today.. The missing man's brother, Mr. P. M. Dukes, of Tuscon, Ariz., arrived here today to assist in the search. He indicated detectives working on the case may have a clue pow, and that, Dukes might be found today. A belief that Dukes Is in the power of Lsgang of crooks is still maintained by the brother and wife of the missing man. Disclose Plot To Depose Carranza EL PASO, Tex., Dec. 16. Govern- agents yesterday, disclosed their dis covery of a plan for a revolution to overthrow the Carranza government in Mexico. Hasten Army Home With 24 Warships Fourteen battleships and . ten ar mored cruisers are to be sent over seas to bring back American soldiers The cruiser North Carolina left New York late Wednesday night for Brest to bring back 1,700 men. It is expected that the cruisers will average that number of men each trip and the battleships 1,000. With the warships carrying men home, more space will be left on the troopships for the sicK and wounded. .Extra bunks are being placed on the warships for the men. The North Carolina was fitted with them in fourteen days. The crews of the war ships will be reduced to a minimum while they are engaged in the troop carrying. Italians Suffer 1,500,000 Losses NEW YORK, Dec. 16. Italy, with a population of only 36,000,000 and All rebellious Mexican factions ex-1 with 5,500,000 men called to the col- (cept Villistas signified their approval ors, suffered approximately 1,500,- of the plan, provided the United ; 000 casualties in the war, Gen Gug States government remained neutral, j 'iemmetti, military attache of the according to the government agents. Italian war mission, announced in an The names of Mexicans high in the address at a Red Cross rally here to- old Diaz, Huerta and Madero regimes night, are mentioned in connection with the plot. Berlin Strike Reaches Serious Proportions LONDON, Dec. 16. The strike in Berlin has reached serious propor tions, according to a dispatch receiv ed here from Amsterdam. Only two newspapers are being published and these are small leaflets. It is said that 350,000 workmen are out. Of the, 1,500,000 casualties, he said approximately 500,000 were killed or died of wounds, and 500,000 wer permanently disabled. Austro - Hungarians Execute 11,400 COPENHAGEN, Dec. 16. The supreme military tribunal at Vienna has announced that 11,400 persons were sentenced to death by Austrian military tribunals during the war and executed, according to a Berlin dis patch to the Handelsblad. . (By The United Press.) PARIS, Dec. 16. President Wilson has indicated to allied leaders his desire to get down to work as soon as possible, Wil son and Premier Clemenceau have exchanged ideas on" the course of proceedure in a conference held yesterday. It is understood that the American delegates are in favor of the preliminaries being conducted by Wilson and one represen tative each from France, Italy and Great Britain. The question of the voting powers of the respective nations will probably be one of the biggest problems for which no definite plan has yet been developed. President Wilson Motored to Versailles This Morning, Where the eace Treaty Will Be Signed (By The United Press.) PARIS, Dec. 16. President Wilson motored this morning to Versailles, where the peace treaty will be signed. He briefly in spected the pakce and park. President Poincare with cavalry t .scort, escorted President and Mrs. Wilson to the city hall for official reception. Following the ceremonies making Wilson citizen of France he was presented witha scroll declaring his tizenship. Carter Glass Took Oath of Office Today (By The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Dec. 16. Carter Glass took the oath of of-' fice as Secretary of the Treasury today. ; " . Crowds in Lisbon Crying For Vengeance On Account of Murdered President (By The United Press.) ' Lisbon, Dec.16. Lisbon is in mourning for Sidpnio Pass, its murdered president. Flags are half-masted and crowds con tinue to parade the streets crying for vengeance. Escorted by cavalry, the president's body was removed to the Bolem Palace this morning to prevent a further increase of demonstrations. The accomplice of the assassin has been arrested. America Established Its Right To the Full Fellowship of These Peoples," Says President Wilson v " (By The United Press.) r PARIS, Dec. 16. President Wilson, speaking at the city hall here today, declared that America has established its right to the full fellowship of these peoples here, and throughout the world, who reverence genuine liberty and justice. IRISHMAN FIGHTS FREE. ERIN PLEA i r m u. p.m. tests to the Committee of Con gress 'Against the Gallagher Resolution. WASHINGTON, Dec. 15. One of the "other kind" of Irishmen unex pectedly appeared at the House For eign Affairs Committee hearing on the Gallagher resolution asking the Peace Conference to declare for Irish freedom today. He, was George L. Fox, of New Haven, Conn., and he almost broke up the meeting with his arguments in opposition Ho the resolution; Ireland, he said, never was a nation. , "I want to oppose' thir resolution as a miserable insult to the United States and to England," began Mr. Fox. "I have been for years a stu dent of the Irish question.- I was invited not long ago by a member of the British Ministry to speak in Eng land on the Irish question. At that time I favored the Irish Parliamen tary Party, but I do so no longer. I protest against this resolution be cause it is against the policy, of the United States, and those who are now favoring it were in favor of Ger- -jnany." A protest was voiced by the Irish men and Irish women present, and Chairman Flood admonished Mr. Fox to be careful. ' .. ; ."' "GREATEST FETE I EVER SAW" SAYS PARIS WRITER PARIS, Dec. 16. For many years I have witnessed every great vent in Faris and have seen the arrival and departure of Kings and , Emperors, but the city outdid iteelf in welcom ing President Wilson. The demonstrations in his honor continued all day and far into the irrbt. Processions, in massed for mations, swept through the boule vards, brushing all traffic aside &s they cheered, sang, and shouted ".Vive Wilson." Thousands of ban ners and placards were borne along, inscribed with such legends as "Ho mage to Wilson, the Just," and "Viva Wilson and Peace."