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( Price Three Cents) ctmttat OIvXY NfiWSPAPHB IN MKMPHI8 STPPMKP BT ASSOCIATED PKB8S WITH XKWS IW THR DAYLIGHT HOURS AS OOM AS IT HAPPENS. VOLUME 38. MEMPHIS, TEN Y. SATUH1 FTERNOON, DECEMBER 14, 1018. NUMBER 299. 4TH , EDITION S " ARMISTICE IS WILSON DEMANDS FXTFNnrn m m mm JANUARY 17 Dispatch From Treves, Where Delegates Are in Session, Says Present Status Will Continue Longer. OOPF.NHAOEN, Doc. 14. (By the As sociated Press ) The German armistice lias been eitended until ,'i o'clock on tlie morning of Ian. 17. according to a dispatch from Treves, where the dele gate, of the various countries have been In conference. This prolongation. It In added, will be extended until the conclusion of a pre liminary peace, subject to the consent of the allied governments. PRELIMINARY SESSIONS TO BE RESUMED NOW PARIS, Dee. 14. (Havas.) The pre liminary diplomatic conferences anuig the (lilies, which were suspended tem porarily pending the arrival of Presi dent Wilson, will he resumed early next week, according to L Journal today. David Lloyd George, the British premier, and A. J. Balfour, the British foreign secretary, are expected on Mon day or Tuesday, the newspaper states, while Premier Orlando and Foreign Minister Connino, of Italy, will arrive with Kins Victor Emmanuel on the coming Thursday, Dec. 19. BOLSHEVIK TROOPS ARE INVADING MIDDLE EUROPE PARIS, Dec. 14 Bolshevik troops, consisting of 11 Infantry divisions and cavalry and artillery, are maYching to ward central Europe Ovi a front of 400 miles from the Gulf of Finland to the Dnieper river, according to dispatches from Berne. The advance began Nov. 11. the day the Gorman armistice was signed. German soldiers, the advices add, are joining the Bolshevikl, who are reported to be destroying everything in their path and capturing material left behind by the Germans in their withdrawal westward. Reports from European capitals In the last week have reported the Bolsbe viki advancing through Esthonia, which lis Immediately south of the Gulf of Finland. The Russians were said to be meeting with but slight success. YANKS GUARD PARTS OF BIG GERMAN CANNON COBLENl! (bv Courier to Nancy), Dec 11 iHv the Associated Frees.) Thousands of parts of German big gu nre Deing guaraeo pv American iruops here awaiting their formal transfer to the army of occupation by the Ger mans. Cnhlenz has been one of the German army's principal assembling points for heavy artillery. In addition, hundreds of motor trucks. other materials have been tisswiibled here. American soldiers are also guard ing 1,400. array wagons which were to be turned over under the terms or tne armistice. PARIS REPORTSljPON MARCH INTO GERMANY p - PARIS Dec utro official state ment tsued bv the war office last night relative to the advance of the French armv of .occupation reads: "Continuing their march, the troops nf tho Tenth nrmv. after, having occu pied Kreufcpach. passed on Dec. !) the line or Hretrenneun, qqirenoiingcu i."i,.hlnoh niohelnholm and Odornheim On the same day advanced elements entered the city of Mayenoe. CASUALTY LIST WASHINGTON. Dec. 14. Two army casualty lists made public here today contain a total of 6,246 names, dlvld ed: Killed in action, 265; died from wounds, 140: died, accident j nd other causes, Z4, aiea airplane accniem, iw died of disease, ii)4; Hounded severely 2I4R- wounded, degree, jn lctermi.icd 1,040; wounded slifally, S50; mi.t.lng In action, 694. Included in the lists: TENNESSEE. Killed In action: Com. .lames E Cocks, 634 E. Chester street, Jackson; Trlvates Thomas A. Maynard. Castlllan Springs; Taylor C stone, Harrison; Wilkie S. Jacks, Nashville; Ellie E. Herbtson, Burns; Hftrvey Lusk, Mor rison. Died from wounds: uleut. Patrick TV K. Earle, Knoxvllle; Privates m E. Emert, Sevlerville; Ira E. Morgan', Dyersburg. Died of disease: Privates Lou A. Sil verman, Lauderville; leorge It, Bulk ier, Ashland City; George Bryant. Har riman: Major Q. Ellison, Speedwell. Wounded severely: Lleuts. Charles O, Kichards, 1198 Snowden aenue Mem phis; Charles H. O'Brien. Nashville; James V.'. Crews. Paris; Sergts. Ardelie King, Union City; Fred C. Bivens, Ath ens; Harrison A. Campbell Fiat Creek; Charles T. Brnswel, Buffalo Valley; Leerov Etherldge, Nashville; John R. Walker, Trenton; Luby E. Swint, Chot ianboga; Joseph V. UOodsOn, Hljtoh; Murphy J. Morton, Eminett: Cotps. Needhsm B. Johnson. Heech Bluff; Moa Taylor, t.'nlon City; Edward M. Wise, GAHatln: Frank C, Oaks. Silver Point; Joseph C. Pooher, Emmrlt; Mnr cus J. Miller, Newport: Mechanic Wise man Stlnson, Castllian Springs. Cook William C. Gaut. Fayettevllle; Privates John W. Carothers,' 702 Court avenue, Memphis: ChaWte West. Aron; Dana R. Moody, Ellaabcthton: Ephraim Pugh. Grand Junction; Henry F. Woodson, Pleaeantview; Woodford Lasater, Glea son; Alfred Orr, St. Elmo; Sarmiel II. Wooden, Washington; Ernest Halley, West Point; Oscar Maples, Knnxville; Charley A. Taylor, Clinton; Joseph A. Bavlesa, Heiskell;- William T. Camp bell, Cllft; James Hill, Newport; Itob- (Continued on Page 8, Column I.) CENSUS FIGURES ON COTTON CONSUMPTION WASHINGTON, Dec. 14. -The census department announced today tnat cur ing November there was consumed In the United States 457.376 bales of cot ton compared with M0.4!7 last year for (he same month, and 58S.044 In HUB For the flrt four months of the sea son consumption wae 1,928,902 hales romnared with 2.267,85" In 1917 and 2.- "!1 7s7 In 191(1. Clnters consumed In this period were 368,237 bales, against 848,170 and 267,896. Of lint and linters consumption was z,Io,l3, againm Kl llfi and 4"-7 J. tmfiorta for four month were 41,496 oales, compare! who oo..h in exports for the period were 1,387,823 n gainst 1.8n3.0fil. Stocks in the hands nf consumers were l C7n lit, hales, compared with L- 408,711, while In warehouses In (he belt they were 4.476.339, against j.ib.i.us Sntndles in operation were 33, 121.607 compared with 33,613,218 same month In 11T ' Linter stocks were 285.209. against 206,608 bales. i ui iinuinu nnit. President, in First Address Since Arrival in Paris, Thanks Poincare for Wel come and Explains Stand. PARIS, Dec. 14 President and Mad ame Polnraro gave u luncheon today at the I"alais de la Elysoe, In honor of lj-esident and Mrs. Wilson. President Wilson, on this occasion, spoke as fol lows, in replying to an address bv Pres ident Poincare: "Mr President: 1 am deeply Indebt ed to you for your gracious grestlng. It Is very delightful to flint myself In France and to feel the quick contact of sympathy and unaffected friendship be tween the representatives of the I'nlted States and the representatives of Frame. , "You have been very generous In what you were pleased to say about myself, but 1 feel that what I have said and what I have tried to do has been said and done only in an attempt to ipesk the thought of the people of the I'nlted States truly and to carry that thought out In action. "From the first the tnought of th people of the United States turned to ward something more than the mere winning or this war. it turned to tne establishment of eternal principles of right and justice. It roallxed that mere ly to win the war was not enough; that it must be won in sucn a way and the questions by it settled in such a Way! as to insure tne future peace or tne world and lay the foundations for the freedom and happiness of its many peo ples and nations. ' Never before has war worn so terri ble a visage or exhibit! more grossly the debasing Influence of Illicit ambi tions. I am sure that I shall look upon the ruin wrought by the armies of the central empires with the same repul slon and deep indignation that they stir In the hearts of tne men or France and Belgium, and I appreciate, us you do, sir, the necessity of such action in the final settlement or the issues of the war as will not only rebuke such acts of terror and spoliation, but make men everywhere aware that they cannot be ventured upon without the certainty of just punishments. Express Spirit. 't know with what ardor and en thusiachi the soldiers and sailors of the United States have given the best that was in mem in una war oi icuempuuri, Thev have expressed the true spirit or America. They believe their Ideals to be acceptable to free peoples every where and are rejoicea to nave ptayea the. nart thev have played In giving Beauty to those meal in co-opcranon with the armies of the allies We are proud of the part they have played and we are happy that tney should have been associated with such comrades in a common cause. "it ih with neenliar feelMHr. Mr. 'res ident, that f find myself In France joining with you in rejoicing over the victorv that has been won. The ties (hat hind France and the United States are peculiarly close. 1 do not know In what other comradeship we could have fought with more test or enthusiasm. Mt' wt'. daily be ft matter of pleasure with me to be brought lmo confuta tion with the statesmen of France and her allies in concerting the measures by which we mav secure permanence for these happy relations of friendship and cn-operatlon, and secure for the world at large such arety and free dom In its life as can be secured only by the constant association and co-operation of friends. "I greet you, not only with deep per sonal respect, hut as the representative of the great people of France, and beg to hrlng you the greetings of another great people to whom the fortunes of France are of profound and lasting interest. "I rnie my glass to the health of the resident of the French republic and to Madame Poincare and the pros perity of France." GAILOR AT ST. LUKE'S. Rev. Thomas F. Gallor, biBhop of Tennessee, will preach In St. Luke's1 parish church, Peabody avenue and Le Master street, at 7:30 p nt Sunday. It will be In the nature of his annual visit to the parish. 4 1 XMAS CHEER MAIL ASSURES HAPPINESS FOR POOR KIDDIES Goodfellows' Mail Is Fairly Flooded , With Checks. Dear Goodfellows. Inclosed find check for 8,10. Nothing appear in our papers which Is more com pletely animated with the spirit of Christmas than that part ot your paper Which Is devoted to this ex cellent work. It does u all good to read; and even Scrooge, were he alive, oould not but be touched.1 Bolton Smith. BY A. GOOOFELLOW. What a flood of good cheer for the kiddles swamped my mall this morn ing: It was encouragement oi ine m tetlal sort, for which we have such dire need this year. The cries oi ine children to whom Christmas Is bringing prospects of emptv stockings and heart ache, have been unusually heavy, pre senting a task to tne greatest ui Christmas organizations herculean in proportion. . . the News Scimitar's Goodfellow ch will need everv cent It can get th a year. Don't forget that. You Goodfel lows, who have always responded In the past we are expecting you again. Manv of vou have already renewed your affiliations. Others of you contemplate doing so. Still others haven't thought much about It yet. But Christmas s onlv 10 davs away, and our fund is vasllv Insufficient. We are nearlng the stretch, the point at the campaign in Which you always "Mica in neavnj. I io it again. Bury th hug pile of pleas on our files beneath a tremen dous mass of the "whare-with-all." I know that you Intend to do It, nut do II now. Give us a working basis on which to make ou purchases, at Once. What a big-hearted burtoh I em ployed at the Anderson-Tnlly com ponv's plant! In the past they have never forgotten the cry of the child Thev did not forget this year. Their check for $81, representative of their Individual contributions to th cause or the kiddles, reached us today. Aln t It a grand and glorldus feeling? With the Aialerson-Tully check cam one for $26 from William A. Webster of the William A. Webster company, lie Is a charter member of the Good fellows chib. Welcome again. The dellverv at Chrtatmas time ha alwavs been a problem with US, hut thanks to many Goodfellows, sufficient automobiles have always been provided -The Robinson Transfer company, and the Warner Sales company has already tendered the services of their equip ment for this year. The Gcodfellows' store is getting ready. And when 1 say store I mean just that. It is of department house proportions, when it is stocked. fady for package making, and betlev me, the packages we send are real Christ masy Nothing frivolous, Mlt Just plain, substantial clothing, with a few toys and ffult, and oandy to rob th gift of its charitable tone. There li nothing on the package to tell where DENY I F BIG TENNESSEE TROOP TOSSES General March, Talking of De mobilization, Officially Stamps Reports of 82d Di vision Casualties as False. WASHINGTON. Dec 14 In an nouncing further details of,the demobil isation plans of the I'nlted States here today, Gen. March, chief of staff, set at rest rumora that the lOd division (Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia) had suffered unusually heavy casualties, one reprt having been that 60 per cent ot Its personnel had been killed, wounded or captured. A report from the division uatea jsov. 18. two days after the fighting ended, Gen. March said, recorded that 224 offi cers and 6.2M men were needed to tin the organisation to its full strength of approximately. 000 officers and men. The record of this division shows that it entered the llrie In the Argonne for est Oct. 6, pressing aefois the Aire river until oct. 2S, alter which aate mere is nothing in the war department to in dicate that It was in action. Demobilization in the Lnited'States Is now proceeding at the rate of 16,000 men released from the army every day. Gen. March announced. It still 1 an ticipated that a rate ot 30.000 a day will be reached when full momentum is at tained. The War department haa now desig nated U4.000 mn In the United States for discharge, ah Increase of nearly 200,000 during the last week. Oen. Mareb made It clear, however, that des ignation of troops does not mean Imme diate discharge but severance from the service as their turn Is reached In de mobilization. Among the new branches of the army to be -fiicludefl. In the demobilisation orrftrs are 12,000 Porto Rlean troops or dered discharged. Of the total of 824. 000 men designated, S52.000 are In de not and develonment battalions und similar limited units. In addition, H,000 men on Industrial furlough have been ordered released. Demobilisation of officers Is proceed In more ranldlv than is the case with the men. Qeri. March said a total of 17 20.1 officers had been honorably dis charged since the armistice was signed. Summarising the flow of returning troops from France. Gen. March satd a total of 6,669 officers and 185,262 men had been designated for return by Gen. Pershing up to Dec. 12. of that num ber 1.873 officers and 30,708 men have actually aailed from France. REICHSTAG CALLED FOR UNKNOWN DATE AMSTERDAM, Dec. II Konstan Fehrenbaeh, president of the relchstag, has convoked a meeting of the assembly "reserving further Indication of the tlnii and place of meeting," aeeordhW to a report from Berlin. COPENHAGEN, reo. 14 Tile Prus sian government announces oillolally, according to a dispatch fhm Berlin, that eleettbha to the fonstltuent. assem bly of Prussia shall be hold eight days after the elections for the German con stituent assembly. The German government lias not yet set a definite date for elections for a constituent or national assembly. Un official reports have satd they might be held early In February. "Rhine Crossed," Pershing Reports WASHINGTON'" Dec. 14 Formal an nouncement of the crossing of the Rhine by the American army In Ger many reached the war department tn dav In Oen. Pershing's report tor Fri day. It follows: "The Third American army crossed the Rhine today and occupied the Oob lenz bridgehead " M CoMPLWfcM"TS ANDERSON-TULLY COMPANY Picking Boies-Egg Cise H...I-.--1 lnt'VMM MEMPHIS, TCNlT. 0. S. A. Stouter 18, 110 oodimow cm. oo Iw Sololtar, fcewphls, Tenn. My near Ooodf ellows: V. 014 en in4e4, that youf Clnb 1 gain srganit! this yar, eo e mt tt usw our uenDerrtlf. finslos4 It ehsafc for 183.00 to help gla44a tht heart 6t aoa "kldaiet" on Ohrltt- b morn. bt your. It came from, so the youthful bene ficiaries are in no way embarrassed. But thy certainly get a Chriatmas in every sense of the word, and you have the right to feel proud over the fact that you at a member ot th club Hi rough your contribution to the cause. Tennessee-Rain, etcept fair In tretne west: Sunday fair and colder 11 central and east. Mississippi- Fair, colder. Arkansas Fair, colder; freeitng north in Alabama Cloudy and colder; Sunday fair. Kentucky Rain and rolder, etcept fair In extreme west. Louisiana Fair to coast. older, fro.; nearlfflt r t..id... a fur lest of the value Oklahoma Fair, colder In east, freei- tng. East Texas Fair, somewhat cold. frost to coast, freeslng In northwest West Texas Fair, colder In sou! east, freezing. South Carolina- Rain, some hat colS'l er. Georgia Rain and colder; 8undy colder and generally fair. Florida Generallv cloudy, probably local rains except fair wunday in north west. Goodfe Hows' Roll of Honor Previously acknowledged H B. H. T., Kenton. Tenn Mrs. T. Bergman, Greenville, Miss A. Well-Wisher Sothl. Marlon, "Ark H Ii. Taylor A Friend Bolton Smith George Ranks. Iternanao. miss. Girl Scout Troop No. 6 It. M. Henry W. A. Webster A Friend Dermott nnd Whitley Casey. Walls. Mlsa A Friend Two Old Maids W. K. licwt. Lansing, Ark. ... 11 Lewis, Lansrtng. Ark. ... F. M. Lewis. Lansing, Ark. ... A F. Denhv. Lansing. Ark ... W G Heuitable, Lansing. Ark. j, T. Rodgers, Landing. Arlt. .. Mrs W. U. Olds. Cottage Grove, Tenn John Prltchard Belle R. Taylor, Mason, Tenn.. C. B. R J. B. Snowden Empkiyes Anderaon-Tully Co... VVirrtsm A. Hern Mary Margaret Shackelford ... Will D. Mus Albert ,T. Iler'berg Marjnrlo Lucille Herxbcrg Cash A New Goodfellow Walker Stansell. Jr I,eli;liioti School. Madison oounty Marv. Dorothy and Ruth Bur Kle - A Friend M. L Kinney E V. Miller. Marian II twite Fllssbeth S Gates Charles F ilexter Mrs. B. Perkins Lucy and Maxtne Conner. Mount Pleasant. Miss 1 66 4 00 (2.101) 26 HUN ENVOY RECALLED. MADRID. Dec. 14. (By the Associated press, i Prince Max von Rattbot Ft Corvev German ambassador to Spain, has been recalled to Herlln, according to the newspaper El Sol. a,TM, SEflsort B l.0 2.00 5.00 6 on 2.00 fi.OO 3.00 May thi eoooasg yon so richly deeervt Slnotrtly, Erployi - A"drsonTully Coepany. The children, everywhere, are out special charge. They are the object of our distribution The greatest so. cletv for distribution of cheer smong th kiddles that the South has er sen; the ONLY ONF. whlnh really pro vide for the children'! Chrittmaay bid yon welcome. RIVER BARGE LiNE IS II ABANDONED M'iinnn nrn aptq i ii nuiiii mi in nm 1 1 i I - 4 Director-General Telegraphs St. Louis That Administra tion Will Carry Out Plans for Water Transportation. WASHINGTON. Dec. 14 In a tele tram to.iav to the presidents of the St Lotjls merchants' eiehange nnd chsm be of commerce. Director-General Mc 4RK announced tltat the railroad ad ministration will carry out the Mislia Pppi river hargo route project, i The director-general, making the an nouncement In response to protests Which poured Into his office yesterda) ifa a result of rumors that the project Was to he abandoned, took occasion to Mrc 'be business organisations to give eilou consideration 10 nis proposal io congress that federal control or rail roads be eviended five years Cnless the extension Is made, Mr. McAdoo aid, a reasonable opportunity could I UMIIM'II 'I ' ' I ,'" ...... Mi mi ii 1 1 ii l ii inland waterways oprra- Kion." and that In case the railroads were mined hack, the experiment on i Mississippi rlvef would not hold out llnh promise It was slated at the railroad ndmin- htmtion that while contracts for 40 barges ordered for the Mississippi had not vet been slaned. the director gen eral 'hafT taken the attitude that the goveinrient bad definitely been com Jilttcil to I lie deal. The rumor that the federal Missis sippi project was to b abandoned raised a storm of protest 111 Mordphls The Chamber of Commerce, Mayor Monte verdo. the Merchant' Exchange and the Lumbermen's club at once dis patched telegrams to Director-General MCAdoo urging that noibing be done to Interfere with the government barge line, and protesting against the ru mored cancelling of contracts for more Vessels With the Mississippi river again com ing Into lis own and its unlimited facil ities for handling freight once more be ing place,! at the command of the shlp- Iper. Memphis business men are pie pared to make everv effort to prevent Interference with the government plan Of operation as already piacen miner way bv the railroad administration. The Chamber of Commerce In Its protest set forth that the city, upon (he Insistence of government officials, had recently Issued bonds In the sum Of $500 ii"" to build river and rail term inals as an sld to barge transporta tion, and that the first unit of these terminals hail already been provided. It also voiced I ho protest that other Cities In the valley have made arrange ments along similar line. Mavor Monteverde. In protesting, as ierted thai the city Is ready to assist (n even, way the upbuilding of a great fiver traffic system, and the Lum bermen's club and the Merchants' ex change voiced the opinion in their pro-)-jti 1 lint thi Inland waterways sys tem i the most necessary and vital Ktnannrtatlon protect given to the na tion and Is essential to the vast work of the future. Word from Wwarungion.ttiat inrcci (JnrrrTii'.cHjo iwvorew inn omin floh of the government river project was received with much gratification in MSfnpliis, but the commercial organ ization are not relaxing their watch fulness of the situation. 'It I too big a thing to take any chance on, and we are going to do all e can to tuck up the furentor-general gnd to Induce the government authorl him to continue with the barge line," Stated Secretary Waylay of the Cham ber of Commerce Encouragement To Goodfellows Mav this small donation help to gladden some little heart at the blessed Christmas time. Ton are doing a wonderful work. 1 wish you success and Ihe kiddles a mei -rv Christmas. Mrs L, U, Green ville, Miss. Inclosed find five dollars, which vou Will please apply to your Christmas fimd for poor children. I wish you ffle greatest tuccets C. B, R. 4 Tn the Goodfellows for their Chriatmas fund God hless you for the happiness you hrlng. A Well wisher. Please give Mils dollar to San(a ClBiia, o he Won't have lo forget Some little boy like me. H.. Mar lon, Ark. I am sending you s dollar for you to get something for (hose chil dren's old grandmother from me, If you please. I am a liitle hoy. eight years old, snd have lost my grandmodier three years ago to morrow. C. B . Hernando, Miss . The Girl Smuts of Troop No. 8, wish to do their good turn again thl year to hcln tiring Christmas cheer to some illtle child. Mrs. IS, W. W,, captain. . Inclosed find one dollar for Ihe happiness of somebody little darling I wish you every success. A Friend. s I nope this w ill help make Xma for some little hoy or girl. We are little hoys ourselves and want every one to have a happy Xnias. D. and W. C, Walls. Miss. Inclosed you will find one dollar for the Goodfellows fund I hope 11 will be the cause of making some little hoy or girl happy Christ ma morning. I wish I was able to send more. Hope you may meet with much success In your grand work. - A Friend. Hoping this HI lie hit will be the means of bringing toy nnd happi ness to some poor child. May God blest your good work W. K. L., l.analng, Ark. OH, YOU POOL SHARK! REMEMBER THE DATE. The Goodfellows' day for shooting a little pool will he Wednesday of next week once a year Aste Bros., proprietors of the Brunswick pool room, over K H Clarke Bros', give It the entire proceeds from their tables on one day to the cause of the children "Frank la in Ihe navy this year,' said John Aste. "but I'm still on the Job. Here's hoping thst we'll be nnle to turn in many a dime for the kiddles ." So If you are shooting a Utile pool next Wednesday do It at Ihe liruns wlok. Vou get your amusement; we get your money. Back, boy! BAPTIST CHURCH TO HONOR ITS PASTOR The First Baptist church, and pastors In the city, will give a reception Tues day evening, Pec 17. at s o'clock at the church In honor of Pr. A. 1' Boone, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of his psslorat. Hi friends and friend of lb church are cordially Invited. The program la tn charge of Dr. Qilbort Eobbs and Edmund Wiley. You Bet He Will LAWRENCE THINKS ALLIES IL YET I Noted Political Expert Feels Pulse of Nations Soon After Arrival in Paris and Pre dicts Agreement Is Sure. Bt DAVIS LAWWEHOH The News Scimitar's Special Corre spondent. PARIS. Dec 14 When President Wilson touched the Soil of France It could he said that he touched the soul of Franc He Is a spiritual Influence which the people nf Wiirope have ca shed, and he Is admittedly the most powerful faeltir in making peace. After examining all the elements In (he situation. Including those which are ready to forget the sscrlflees thst have been made and to go hack to the aid order of thing that hreefls more war, ns well as those which look upon the derisions of Wilson ns ancient people looked on those of Solomon, and es pecially the common rolks and plain people, there can be no doubt In the mind of any Amerlcsn that Just as the I nited Statei sent France the physical force thai fought alongside the brave French and British troops In the allied armies and navies, turning the tide of vicrory, so anicrica lias sent to most nations her greatest moral force to turn the scalos In favor of a righteous paaee. It Is not a Question or obtaining for Germany adventages or even equal voice In th pages conference, for Gurmany must accept a dictated peace, but la t natation nl the conscience of the allied nations not permitting themselves ti forget that a righteous peace can be bated or on the arUcat application of principle already laid down and accepted by all the belligerents. After tglklag with many or the principal persons who will have in their hands the shaping of ihe course of the peace Conference I would summarise Ihe situ atloll as follows: Notwithstanding differences In view point ami at times of desire, the allies c going eventually to get together )l House, folliiwing closely tn ill si ructions of the pfetKIMt, has been expressing the viewpoint of America wiiii traditional directness xnougn the (Continued on Page 'olumn 4 1 Simonds Traces Steps by Which Germans Secured Il legal Hold Upon Mines to Show Paris Rights. ItV FRANK H. HlMONim, The News Scimitar's Military Espert NF.W YORK, Tier 14 In recent davs there has been frequent reference Id the question of Saar coal districts In the foreign dlspalches The Inclusion of a restr cted area of German territory Within Die confines of Alsace-lirralrn in Hie armistice lerms na provoked ihe siisplciau in German quarter thai it Is the purpose of the French to cxlond llieir fionllers beyond the limits of Alsace - Lorraine This Is. .In effect, Ismlliar ground When the Kussian ri-voiulionlhts began ihe publication of secret treaties, more than a year ago. it was thn asserted Dial Gn.il Britain and Kussla had agreed I hat France should have. In ad dim. n in All a, e-l,orralne. cerlali) Inn lied areas along th flaajr river, which were Ihe seal or a flourishing ooai in dusirs Af Ihe question Is hound to he d haled in Die fuiiire. It is worth exam it Inn ii now before the Issue can be clouded by propagandist activities The tirrliorv Involved Is rather less than that or, imied bv Ihe cltv of New York. II came io France as a portion of the Province of Lorraine rn the reign o Louis XV. noi by conquest, hut by In lernslliinal agreement, which gave i Polish king the province of Lorraine for Iim Hie time In return for renouncing the polish crown. At his death Lor raine passed, bv agreement, to France In fact, lorralne had been French long before this time, hut with Ihe death of Hlaiiislajs, French frontiers were legally extended tn and heyon the Saar river below Uaarbrurken. Sanr lotirj, the birthplace of Marshal Ney, (Continued on Page 10. Column s.) SEES SPEEDY CURBING OF FLU EPIDEMIC Pr. Neumon Taylor, superintendent of tlie city health department, shPI Sat urday that the prospects of curbing the preaenl mild epidemic, of Influent were very promising, providing the public will take the ordinary precautions ad vised by th department. The rainy spell, he declared, aeems to have caused an abatement In the apread of the oontaflon Onfif 38 new cases wen. reported Friday and few new cases were reported Saturday. "I urn of the opinion that the wet weal her has sided In stamping out Hie disease anil believe that, colder weather may also have the effect of moderating tli situation," Dr. Taylor said. f)r. Taylor aald that the worst part of th epidemic In th camp came at a time when (he weather was warm. COMMITTEE MEETS . A meeting of the cantonment pub lloity cntnmlttee on soldlera and aall ors sen lenient work was to be held at the chamber of Cenimere farm tutrenu office at 11:10 a m Saturday. Thl Is the first meellng of ihls committee, of which .1 R Pain is chairman and Ceorge Morris, Dr. Tait Butler and B. X. Ltech member. ON PEACE FRENCH PLANS TO SECURE COAL LAND DATE BACK YEARS U. S. INSURANCE ON SOLDIER S LIFE TO BE CONTINUED Col. H. D. Lindsley. in Mem phis En Route East. De clares $37,000,000,000 in Policies Will Be Converted. HEAD OF WAR RISK OFFICE DETAILS SCENES French Very Demonstrative Over Signing of Armistice, He Declares Former Sec retary of War Also Here. The I'nlted States government will continue th greatest Insurance nrgan ittlon In the world, according 19 Col. Henry 1) Llndalrv, former mayor of I 'alias, who had charge of the war risk bureau for (he entire American exne dltlonarv force in Uurope. and who, with his uncle, former Secretary of War dfgeeb McGavnck EnoktMOn, of Chicago Ix In Memphis. col l.lndsley states that the federal government will allow soldiers, sailors and marines any time within the neat five year tn convert their war risk ln nrano Into any type of standard Ins siitance they desire, forming Ihe niot liberal, (he best and Ihe cheapest In- uranco policies ever written The war risk buresu has written M" iM&M4,0M m policies during the war. 111111" k M per cent of officers and enlisted men at an average of 8,000 each This amount exceeds the omhlned policies of all the life Insur ance companies In Ihe 1 lilted States and probably In tht whole world The insurance oritee in wasnington em Mtyoi 14,0011 dark to care for the Work . Col Mndsley. Who was stationed Bt fAun, has just returned to the t tilted Stales, and after I hrlel visit In Pallas I en rout to Washington to confer with Mcrttar) of the Treasury McAdoo con- ernliiK the conversion of war risk pon tes into permsneiil life Insurance. Following the conference In Washing ton he will return to France. The American Soldiers were disap pointed when the armistice was signed. aocordiug to Col 1-ludsley, who was 011 the American front Nov. , '.1 and in, When the coming of peace was accepted as 11 certainty bv the .allies. "The British and French had been In the war for four years and were wearv of It," the colonel stated. "Hut our own men hid lust lasted of the game of war and were eager for more Thev declared that thev hag been swindled out of the lime of their lives The Infantrymen were verv disap pointed, but the airmen. 1 think, were the most disappointed of the lot. "1 was in Paris on the night of Nov. 11 and In London on the following night. The pence demonstrations were a revelation, thousands of men and women and children absolutely craved with joy The Paris boulevards were filled with ten of thousands of slug to, tthotitlnir. dsiain French neonle- thhse' glnrlooj' agidlrn hd civilian whose nation hail been saved from an Invading foe. There was much shout ing, a great deal of laughter and some tears, for the Fsoncli are a deiunustni tlve iieoiil audi their joy was uu bounded ' The morale of the Germany army was broken long before Ihe armistice was signed. Col Lludsley asserted. He was In 11 number of allied prison campa and was given the opportunity of observ ing the attitude of the Hun soldier t.. ward his officers after the restraint of th iron discipline of Prussia was re moved. "The German officers were afraid of their own men," he staled "After they had been herded Into qtfnp together the officers were separated from their men, and after thai they would not go Into iv yard or any where where they came In contact Willi the soldiers unless an American guard whs along When the officers paused the men one could see head shakings and hear much mut tering "I was told of one Incident that was typical The clerks In Ihe offices where th prisoners were registered were nil Germans tine Prussian captain ap peared before a clerk for registration and that clerk cursed him by every thing he could think of An American officer, who spoke German and who could understand what the clerk was saying, Interfered " 'Tills Is Ihe first lime 1 ever gul a chance to tell those Prussian i-wlne what I think of theln. and I'm going to take advantage of It,' the clerk de clared 'Of course vou can stop mo, but I'm going as far It I can Just as often as 1 1 an before you get a chance lo in terfere.' " The former secretary of war declared that lu Hie future American standing army would undoubtedly be much larger than In the past. Ihe nation having learned the lesson of prepated neec RELIEF FOR BLIND Appeals for Fundg Will Bo Made in City Churches Sunday. Their eyesight Irrevoeshly lost and lo manv cases their affliction augmented by Ipsa of arms and legt, 11,000 ol dieis, a portion of Ihem Americans, will appeal by proxy Sunday to 2F.nfin MtmpnMM for sslslnce In starting ilfo over ngaln for the sake of their wives and their little tots at home, Th Memphis committee of the per manent blind relief war fund, headed by Samuel II Phillip, local treasurer, and through Memphis pastors, will ask assistance from those whom they de fended so valiantly and successfully. The committee seeks f 11,01)0,000 from America as this year s budget and ap proximately Bin. lion. (inn as a permanent fund uov. Torn nye in proclama tion asks eitles of the state to set aside Sunday, Dec. IS. as allied blind relict day The pastors' aid committee of Mem phiaus, which will co-operate with the ministers Sunday in spreading I lie got pel of the blinded soldier. Is i-nmposed of Hardwlg Peres, chAlrrnNti. and Rob ert H Bllta, .lack W. dates, Clarence Saunders and Thornton Newsum. No specific quota has been announced for Memphis, but li Is asked that each one give In proportion (o how much nt feelt the soldier has suffered for him. SOLDIERS SOUGHT SHOWS HOW HUN USED PREACHERS IN U. S. WASHTNnTON, Pec. 14 Cerman Lutheran pators were Instructed to preach iro-(fernin sermons before the United States entered the wwr. Capt. Ieater, of the army Intelligence service, told the senate propaganda investigat ing committee today, ami some of the pastors who joined the army later And continued preaching favorably to iler manv now aro in the Atlanta peniten tiary. On the othr hand. cpt. Letr said, other Lutheran ministers were wholly loyal and aided in giving the govern PARIS CROWDS 60 WILD 01 I). S.JJADER President Wilson's Arrival at French Capital Marked by Cheering From Record-, Breaking Throngs. PAltlS, Dec. 14 President Wilson made his entrance Into Paris at 10:1$ o'clock this morning. The president's arrival at the capital was greeted with a salvo of artillery In salute Tha dense throngs gathered to greet th American eexcutiva hailed his coming with vol!y of cheering. Huge crowds massed around the Bola dc Boulogne station awaiting the presi dent' coming As he alighted from hi train a roar of welcome went up that loft no doubt of the ordlallty of the wl- ome given by l'arla to Its latest gueat. President Wilson was greeted by President and Madame Poincare. Prt- mler Clemenceau, Andre Tardltu, French blah commissioner to th Unit ed States, and other high officials. President Poincare greeted I'reaiaeni Wilson warmly u the latter stepped from the train, the French executive firmly grasping htm by th hand. Will iam Martin, who la attached to the for eign office as Introducer of ambassa dors, pressmen rremier v.iemeneenu, who welcomed President W I loan Id Knclish, saving he was extremely glad to meet him. The formaline nf the greeting over, the president entered a carriage wltb President Poincare: Mr. Wtlson and Miss Margaret Wilson, daughter of th oresideot followed In another carriage. accompanied by Madame Poincare. Th Jmiiv nrove immediately to me resi lenc of Prince Murt. In the Bu d MonooOUi where the president will re side while In the French capital. The route to the prealdentlal rel Itno was lined with French troops In solid array along Us entire length. The Welcome given by the crowds as th inesiilent drove by was vociferous and hearty The city waa making a vast fet nf the president' coming. The passage nf th presidential train from Br( to Paris gave evidence of the Interest the population attachejl to Ihe president' iit. At every ttatlon :ilcm tlio railway crow4p of men, l women and children waited through I the night for the passing nf the train, hoping to catch a glimpse of tho American executive. Through th nliiht along the route their cheers could he heard us the train rolled by In th darkness. The crowds that assembled in Pari to greet President Wilton were at an early hour large beyond the precedent et cn the orcslon of previous visit ot beads of foreign stales. The weather nas favorable, for although the morn ing was a rather gray one, It early gave promise of decided Improvement. Th scene at Ihe station where th president's train eame In was beauti fully set The platform was carpeted In red and palms adorned the broad stairway. The band of the republican guards was playing "Tho Star Spangled Bun tier" as tho presidential train, decorated with the Wars and Ktripen, drew Into- th station Immediately the artillery gave voice and a salute of 100 guut nniioiiuced the president's arrival. The front pages of the newspapers this morning are devoted to derails of the reception io oe aceoruru. i-rcsmeni Wilson bv Paris tonay Pictures of Mr. and Mrs Wilson are printed In nil the newspaper. Long editorials re counting characteristics of the presi dent, outlining his policies and describ ing his work during tne war fill th journals In addition, conslderanle attention It paid to the part that Americans hav played In the war, the oat I lea nf Cha teau Thierry, St Mlhtel nnd th Ar gonne being described PERSHING SELECTS UNITS FOR RETURN WASHINGTON, D0, 14 -The desig nation of 173 additional officers and 4, Mr, men by Gen. Pershing for early return home was announced today by the war department. Tho largest unit included Is the fist regiment, coast ar tlllerv, with M officers and 1.770 men Otlier units r the 23d. 176th, 247th, and 364th aero squadrons, and the 19th. 2ii(h, 31st, 22d. 24th and 2th photo graph sections, air service; Company F. Hth engineers, the First trench mortar battitllnh and the &2d and 53d ammuni tion trains. LIEUT. MYNDERS IS SAFE "OVER THERE" Mrs Seymour A. Mynders. 1005 Madi son avenue, haa received the weleom news that her sun. Lieut. Alfred P. Mvndeis. fid lT. H. Infantry, Is safe. Lieut Mvnders wrote that his regi ment wn In the thickest of the fight ing In (he Sedan area during the last weeks nf ihe war. and they were pur suing the Hunt so rapidly that most of the officers, Including himself, lost v ervthmg they owned except Hie cloth thev were wearing and their pistols. HO stated that thev fought day and night In rain, and most of the time in mud knee deep, and often slept on th ground, without any cover. In the rain, but that, every man of them considered himself most fortunate to have been Instrumental In conquering the Hunt Hint ending the most lerrinie war m the world's history Lieut Mvnders hs gone Into Ger many with the army of occupation, and does not know when he can return to the I'nlted Stales. ARMY FLYERS ON LONG TRIP AGAINST TIME HOC8TON. T , Pec. 14 -Three air planes, equipped with Liberty niotort, left Ellington field here at 9:10 "'clock this morning In a race, against time to Detroit. Mich., which the aviators hope to reach by 4 30 o'clock Monday after noon. The distance by airline I 1,411 mil and the schedule calls for IB hours and five minutes flying time, nearly 100 miles an hour. tmllas, which Is expected to be th first slop. Is 240 miles from Houston: The first night will la" spent at l.onok. ArU.. If all goes well, and the second at Springfield, 111 Lieut I H. Hill is flight com mander and otlier members of the party are Lieuts .1 C. Weggener. B. M. Jones and l.awson Henry. Sergeant trank Foster, mechanician, and Sergeant V. O Smlly, map-maker. ment Information H sAid representa tives of the larger German Lutheran svnods Informed the Intelligence serv ice that unfortunately some ministers wer disloyal and that step were be ing taken to get them out of tht church. lieaertblng unsuccessful efforts Ot Herman propagandists among American negroes, the witness said word wa passed among th negro recruit that If Oarmany won and occupied the U. 8.. a portion of the country would b turned over to Chain, exclusively.