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MEMPHIS, TEN Y. SATUH1
FTERNOON, DECEMBER 14, 1018.
ARMISTICE IS WILSON DEMANDS
FXTFNnrn m m mm
Dispatch From Treves, Where
Delegates Are in Session,
Says Present Status Will
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.
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
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
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
MARCH INTO GERMANY
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.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 14. Two army
casualty lists made public here today
contain a total of 6,246 names, dlvld
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:
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',
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
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
' Linter stocks were 285.209. against
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
"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
, "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.
'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
"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
"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.
XMAS CHEER MAIL ASSURES
HAPPINESS FOR POOR KIDDIES
Goodfellows' Mail Is Fairly
Flooded , With
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
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
General March, Talking of De
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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 "
Picking Boies-Egg Cise
MEMPHIS, TCNlT. 0. S. A.
Stouter 18, 110
oo Iw Sololtar,
My near Ooodf ellows:
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-
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
Tennessee-Rain, etcept fair In
tretne west: Sunday fair and colder 11
central and east.
Mississippi- Fair, colder.
Arkansas Fair, colder; freeitng
Alabama Cloudy and colder; Sunday
Kentucky Rain and rolder, etcept
fair In extreme west.
older, fro.; nearlfflt r t..id... a fur lest of the value
Oklahoma Fair, colder In east, freei-
East Texas Fair, somewhat cold.
frost to coast, freeslng In northwest
West Texas Fair, colder In sou!
South Carolina- Rain, some hat colS'l
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,
Sothl. Marlon, "Ark
H Ii. Taylor
George Ranks. Iternanao. miss.
Girl Scout Troop No. 6
It. M. Henry
W. A. Webster
Dermott nnd Whitley Casey.
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,
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
A New Goodfellow
Walker Stansell. Jr
I,eli;liioti School. Madison
Marv. Dorothy and Ruth Bur
M. L Kinney
E V. Miller.
Marian II twite
Fllssbeth S Gates
Charles F ilexter
Mrs. B. Perkins
Lucy and Maxtne Conner. Mount
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
May thi eoooasg yon so richly deeervt
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
RIVER BARGE LiNE
IS II ABANDONED
M'iinnn nrn aptq
i ii nuiiii mi in nm 1 1 i
I - 4
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.,
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.
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
ALLIES IL YET
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
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
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.
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
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
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
" '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
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
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
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.
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
60 WILD 01
President Wilson's Arrival at
French Capital Marked by
Cheering From Record-,
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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