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VOLUME 1 NUMBER 283.
THE GREENEVILLE DAILY SUN, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1919. FIFTEEN CENTS A WEEK V 4. . . .J. . . . . 4. . Wi) 1 I -.ill, 0 - 1,249,000 I j j j ? j j j Overseas Men Ordered To Mark For Home Civil War Broke Out in Munich Friday Afternoon Spartacans Seized Railway Stations. (By The United Press.) COENHAGEN, Feb. 22. Civil war broke out in Munich yesterday afternoon, according to dispatches received here. Violent fighting followed. Mobs plundered shops and resi dences. The Spartacans have seized the railway stations. 1,249,000 Overseas Men Ordered Demoxilized For Return Home (By The United Press.) "WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The demobilization of 1,238,000 men and officers from the army in home camps and abroad was announced by Chief of Staff March today. Of this number 74, 00 are officers. Orders have been issued for the demobilization of 1,249,000 overseas men,, to be returned home. Six Cabinet Ministers Wounded Yesterday In Shooting Affray at Munich Others Are Wounded. (By The United Press.) BERLIN, Feb. 22. Six Bavarian cabinet ministers were wounded yesterday in a shooting affray at Munich, following , the Eisner assassination, it was learned today. Two of the min isters are not expected to live. The other four were wounded less seriously. , Polish Government Has Been Recognized By Associated Powers Through the Su preme War Council. (By The United Press ) PARIS, Feb. 22. The Polish government, headed by Pre mier Paderewski, has been formally recognized by the asso ciated powers through the supreme war council, it was an nounced today. The Reduction of Germany to a Non Military State Is Now In Process of Ful fillment Under the Increasingly Severe Terms. By J. W. T. MASON Written for the United Press. NEW YORK, Feb. 22. Reduction of Germany to the level of a non-military state is now in process of fulfillment under the increasingly severe terms of the armistice. It is the realization of this fact which is causing despair among the members of the Ger.man government at Weimar and is inspiring offers from Von Hindenburg and other army '.leaders to resign their posts. Organized militarism did not end in Germany with the defeat of the Hohenzollern armies, but it is fast approaching its finish. The disbanding of the German army, now proceeding under the armistice conditions, will be followed by the permanent dismantling of the frontier fortifications facing France and Bel gium, and by the limitation of output by Germany's war muni tions factories. For many years to come, the present indica tions are that Germany will be unable to equip a larger force for war than a quarter of a million men. This means that if the Germans were to start another conflict, the war in all prob ability would quickly be carried into German territory and fought there to a finish. ! Refusal to permit Germany to adopt conscription, as now is contemplated by the peace conference, will be the final blow against the perpetuation of the military spirit in the new Ger man republic. With all of Germany's armaments thus under the general supervision of the allies, any longing for revenge which may be fostered in Berlin will be unable to count upon the sword as an instrument of accomplishment. The final act, therefore, in the overthrow of the Hohenzollern theory of the mailed fist is now engaging the attention of the allies at Paris. The binding of the demon of militarism is in the hands of the allies' most accomplished experts. The fact that the Germans are becoming increasingly helpless as the pro cess continues is making itself apparent. Greater optimism con cerning the future is thus beginning to dispel the black clouds lately conjured up by the pessimists in Paris. State of Siege Has Been Proclaimed In Budapest State of Siege Has Also Been Proclaimed in Munich, With Red Flags Waving Everywhere. (Br The United Press.) PARIS, Feb. 22. A state of seige was proclaimed at Buda pest following the rioting, according to dispatched received here, today. A state of seige was also proclaimed in Munich and the red flag is waving everywhere in the city. A general strike is under way. Traffic has practically ceased. Secretary Tumulty In Boston Arranging For Reception of President Upon His Arrival Monday. " Wr (Br The United Press.) BOSTON. Feb. 22. Joseph P. Tumulty, President Wilson's secretary, arrived in Boston this morning and went into con ference with Mayor Peters to discuss final plans for the. Presi dent's welcome Monday. He expected to speak at Mechanics' hall between 3 and 4 o'clock, leaving for Washington early the same evening. ' Representative James R. Mann Intends To Withdraw From Speakership Race (Br The United Press.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. Representative James R. Mann, of Chicago, today replied to reports that he intended to with draw fro the speakership race in the next republican Congress, with the charge that outside sources hope to defeat him and gain control of the legislation. Senator Mann mentioned Will Hays as chairman of the republican national committee and Senators Lodge and Penrose, all three supporting Representa tive Gilleth, of Massachusetts. Special Committees of Peace Conference Asked to Submit Their Reports March 8 (By The United Press.) PARIS, Feb. 22. All s'pecial committees of the peace con ference will be asked to submit their reports before March 8th, . under plans to speed up the work. The new additional armis .tice terms were ready this afternoon, but the council intended to talk of other subjects connected with the preliminary peace settlement. American Mothers Will Get Comfort From Brest Report By LOWELL MELLETT United Press Staff Correspondent (Copyright, 1919, by United Press. BREST, Feb. 22. The mothers of America, who are waiting for their boys to come home, may rest assured that Brest is not a "pest hole" de spite reports to the contrary. This assertion is based on official figures showing the sick and death rate here to be lower than in any other camp in France, and on the re sults of a 'personal investigation by the correspondent. Brest was selected as the chief port for the arrival of American troops in France primarily because it is the closest to the United States and the dangers of submarines and mines were lessened in consequence. Its strategic and geographical advantages outweighed its climatic drawbacks. The rain seems to fall everlastingly in Brest. The soft ground is usually a morass of mud. But when rain and mud are mentioned the worst is told. A train load of soldiers, arriving at Camp Pontanezen from the city find Red Cross nurses waiting on the platform to serve them with hot chocolate before the hike to their billets, if it is in the daytime. If it is at night the soldiers are given a big supper at a kitchen capable of feeding 7,000. When they arrive at the camp proper they are billeted either in tents or barracks. These tents are floored, have stoves and are equipped with bunks securely fas tened in the side walls. They hold six men, each receiving more air space than the regu!atfons provide. When given their choice, many new comers prefer the tents to the bar racks. The same is true of a part of the permanent garrison. There is no question of their warmth. The correspondent visited several on one of the coldest nights Brest has ex perienced this winter. . , This describes the conditions the average train load of soldiers finds, lut. occasionally the failure of trans ports to arrive on time results in crowding, causing emergency .utili zation of unfloored tents. In such cases the permanent troops turn out and collect duckboard from store houses, with which temporary floor ing is made. The big dock kitchen was completed, the kitchen crews also used to turn out and get up meals for the newcomers, no matter what the I hour. Dinner consists of roast beef, po tatoes, brown gravy, salad (usually made of cold beans, onions, tomatoes ind pickles), peach cobbler, coffee, and, of course, bread. For supper they have Turkish stew, baked beans, creamed potatoes, bread pudding, bread and coffee. This is one day's typical menu for men and officers alike. .The menus vary among the kitchens from day to day. The re sult is there is keen competition for the prize given the kitchen judged to be serving the men best a week's leave every month. Sometimes, as a" consequence, the men get hot cakes for and doughnuts for breakfast, pie for dinner, etc. While it is never necessary to eh courage the men to move rapidly to gei meir iooa, one negro servingja negroes' mess, seems to think it is. The correspondent watched hhii ladling out rice pudding, shaking his ladle from side to side and crying, "The longer I shake, the less you get." The first time he did this, the diner's eyes popped out as they watched the last grains pour off the ladle, whereupon the ladler would grin and dip up great ladlefuls into the waiting plates. Meantime, an other server would be crying, "This way to the hash barrage." Alto gether, the kitchens are a merry place. House Ways and Means Committee Has Decided to Report Favorably On Issue Of Short Term Notes. (By The United Press ) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The house ways and means com mittee today voted to report favorably the bill providing for the issuance of short-term notes as a substitute for Liberty bonds. The bill will be brought up in the house early next week. Secretary Daniels Communicates With President Wilson by Wireless This Morning. (By The United Pfeit.) WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. vSecretary Daniels was in wire less telephone communication with President Wilson aboard the George Washington this afternoon. A wireless telegraph message later said the President heard the conversation plainly. The ship was about 700 miles at sea early this morning. Clemenceau Will Be Able to Resume Duties As Chairman of Peace Conference On Monday. (By The United Preit.) PARIS, Feb. 22. Premier Clemenceau will be able to re sume the peace conference chairmanship duties Monday, pro viding he continues to improve, it was announced today. A slightly higher temperature is believed to be due to his exer tions yesterday walking in his garden. The authorities are continuing the search for accomplices in the attack. Date For Wilson's Return to France Will Depend Upon Attitude of Congress Regarding League and Other Matters (by The United Presi.) ABOARD U. S. S. GEORGE WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. (De layed.) While Wilson is still planning to return to France early in March, he may alter his program. His course depends upon the attitude of Congress regarding the league of nations ind pending appropriation bills. Whether Wilson calls a spe cial session of Congress is understood to depend on the home situation. At a dinner to the Foreign Relations committe the President will explain the debated questions and other details of the peace work. Some portions are necessarily confidential, it was stated today. Old Price On Wheat Guaranteed by Con gress Today President Is Given Broad i Powers. WASHINGTON, Feb. 22. The house today passed the $2.26 wheat guarantee bill by a vote ot ZYb to id. ine dim givua ua-President-broad powers in buying, selling, wheat control, storage and transportation and to restrict imports and exports. Senator Reed Attacked League Of Nations In Speech In Senate Today (By The United Presi.) WASHINGTON league of nations league consti by the people's jTON, Feb. 22. Senator eed to -ed the tions in the senate in ' v 'rvtlie itijuU j?ierica w" ' '