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"HUNGARIAN PEOPLE'S
REPUBLIC" IS PROCLAIMED.
Budapest, Hungary, Nov. 20. The
government has decided that the of
ficial title of Hungary from now on
shall 'be the "Hungarian People's
Republic."
FRANCE CONFERS HONORS
UPON QUEEN OF BELGIUM.
Paris, Nov. 20. Official announce
ment was made today that the
French government had decided to
confer the war cross and the grand
cross of the Legion of Honor on
Queen Elizabeth of Belgium. It was
announced also that Prince Leopold,
heir apparent to the throne of Bel
gium, would be awarded the war
cross.
DIRECTS HIS ASHES
3E CAST INTO OCEAN
New York, Nov. 20. That his
body be cremated and the ashes
thrown into the Pacific ocean be
tween Catalina and San Pedro, Cal.,
was directed by William C. Boschen,
whose will was offered for probate
here today. Owner of large tracts
of land in Beaufort county, N. C,
oschen left an estate value at up
wards of $500,000.
MILL WORKERS DEMAND
ANOTHER WAGE INCREASE.
Fall River, Mass., Nov. 20. A de
mand for a 50 per cent increase in
wages was niade tonight by the Fall
River Textile council upon the ex
ecutive committee of the Manufac
turers' association. The manufac
turers were given until December
1 to reply. The textile council re
presents 30,000 operatives. Since
1916 wages have been raised 80 per
cent.
PRAIRIE CHICKENS MUST
BE EATEN BY THANKSGIVING
It is probable that a number of
prairie chicken dinners will be
scheduled for Thanksgiving.
Thursday, November 21, is the last
day in which nimrods may keep
prairie chickens in cold storage ;i
this state, according to law, hence
it is likely that a number of people
who have chicken on ice will plan
to use them in place of turkey on
Thanksgiving.
PRESBYTERY DEMANDS
PUNISHMENT OF KAISER
Cleveland, O., Nov. 19. The
Cleveland Presbytery of the United
Presbyterian church, in session here
today adopted the following resolu
tion to be sent to President Wilson,
"In view of the awful atrocities com
mitted by the kaiser and his military
cohort, we insist that they be tried
before a court of justice and pun
ished for their crimes before peace
terms are signed."
WILL WAGE NATIONWIDE
FIGHT AGAINST RED FLAG.
New York, Nov. 20. Following
the issuance today of emergency
orders to the New York police, di
recting them to prevent public dis
play of the red flag and the intro
duction in the board of aldermen of
!a resolution which would perman
ently prohibit its display, the Na
tional Security league announced
tonight that the fight against the
"emblem of antagonism to law and
order" would be extended through
out the country.
RESTRICTIONS ON COLLEGE
FRATERNITIES REMOVED.
Washington, Nov. 20. Restric
tions on activities of college fra
ternities at student army training
corps -institutions imposed by the
committee on education and training
corps of the War department arc
removed by an order announced to
day, lhe order declares that no
restrictions shall be placed on fra
ternity elections, initiations and
meetings except such as are neces
sary to preserve proper military
training and discipline.
PASSPORTS TO EUROPE
REFUSED TO TOURISTS.
New York, Nov. 20. More than
100,000 persons have applied since
the armistice was signed for per
mission to go abroad, according 'o
custt ms officials here, who an
nounced that no passports for for
eign travel would be issued except in
necessity.
Applicants who can show that
their proposed trips are to visit dy
ing relatives cr friends, to conduct
"business which cannot be handled
except by personal contact or who
have government missions would be
permitted to sail, it was stated.
ROCHESTER PEOPLE
MISS DAILY NEWSPAPER.
Rochester, N. Y., Nov. 20.
Rochester is without daily news
papers today as a result of a strike
tailed last night by the Allied
Printing Trades' council.
The strike order followed the re
jection last night by the printers'
council of an award made by a
'board of arbitration. The printers
. had demanded a scale of $35 a week
for day work and $40 for night.
The arbitration board awarded $28
and $31, respectively, which was re
jected. A settlement is not expected until
pfficers of the international union
arrive. Meanwhile, no attempt will
be made to publish.
EVERYTHING THAT'S BEST IN THE GREAT AND GLORIOUS WESTTHAT'S OMAHA.
The Omaha Daily Bee
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OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21,' 1918.
B Mill (I yr). Dally. $4.M: Sunday. $2.50:
Dally and Sua., $3.50; autilda Na aotUH antra.
TWO CENTS.
THE WEATHER:
For Nebraska:
Geoerally fair Thurday
and Friday.
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ENEMY
IS
RETIRING
AS AGREED
IN TRUCE
Americans Cross Frontier at
Various Points and Also
Advance into Duchy
of Luxemburg.
By Associated Press.
American Army 'of Occu
pation, Nov. 20. The Ameri
can troops shoved their line
across the German frontier to
day. The frontier was crossed at
points opposite Briey and Au-dun-le-Roman
and at points
between these two places.
Further north the duchy of
Luxemburg was entered in
the direction of the' city of
Luxemburg. '
When the Americans entered
Longwy they found in a hospital
there two American aviators, Ver
non Remington and Arthur C.
Dineen, who were captured in Octo
ber The aviators were brought
down inside the enemy lines. Their
fate was not known and they were
reported as missing. j. .
Prepared for Emergency.
Food supplies and ammunition
and artillery are moving eastward
with the infantry and the American
force is prepared for any eventual
ity. The advance into Germany is
regarded by both officers andmen,
however, as nothing more than an
ordinary march.
The latest reports on the move
ments of the Germans indicate they
are retiring in full compliance with
the terms of the armistice.
Prisoners Straggling Back.
American Headquarters in France,
Nov. 20. American prisoners re
leased by the Germans are making
their way singly and in pairs across
the line at various points, lhe Ger
man authorities apparently are un
able to carry out the withdrawal
plans agreed upon, owing to the dis
organized conditions within that
country.
To meet the emergency the Amer
ican army has established stations
ai various points along the American
sector of occupation where prisoners
can be received and cared for as they
arrive. Eventually they will be con
centrated at four mam camps, at
Chaudeney, Revigny, Cholles and
Saleux.
The returned men give varying ac
counts of their treatment by the
Germans. Some say they were treat
ed very harshly and brutally, while
others say their captors were stern
but not unduly harsh. Seemingly,
the treatment depended largely upon
the administration of the prisons in
which the Americans were conhned.
The physical condition of the re
turned men also varies.
The American Red Cross is es
tablishing relief stations at the four
Concentration camps.
Slackers Shoot Soldier.
Prince Alhert. I Sask.. Nov. 20.
Draft evaders entrenched at Steep
Creek today shot and killed cnaries
Horsley, a Canadian private sold' r
vuhn was a member of a oosse sent
from here to get the fugitives dead
or alive.
The Bee's
Free Shoe Fund
To Buy Shoes
For Shoeless Children
ARMY OF
Cold weather has come, and it
nips the little unprotected toes of
the poor school children and results
in colds and coughs, which bar
tl.em from school.
Through the operation of The
Bee shoe fund few children are kept
home from school because of lack
of shoes. A few have just recov
ered from illnesses and have as yet
been unable to get downtown to ' s
fitted. -These will all be supplied
later on from our fund if their
parents are unable to buy the shoes
for them.
Contribu'.Lns are coming ivell,
but we need your help.
Previously acknowledged. . . .$643.25
Blanche Hood and pupils,
Wahoo, Neb 2.00
C. E. McCann..... 1.00
L. Predmestky, Plainview,
Neb 5.00
Mrs. Amanda Anderson, Ith
aca, Neb i 3IK)
From Holbrook, Neb 230
SON-IN-LAW OF
E, CALVIN DIES
ON BATTLEFIELD
Death Roll of Huns
in War 1,580,000,
, Wounded 4,000,000
Copenhagen, Nov. 20. Up to Oc
tober 31, 1,580,000 German soldiers
were killed, and the fate of 260,000
was not known, the Vorwaerts "f
Berlin says jt learns on reliable au
thority.
Four million soldiers had been
wounded, some several times. The
newspaper adds that there were
190,000 German prisoners in hostile
ountnes.
Preuss Made Minister.
Amsterdam, Nov. 20. Hugo
lreuss has been appointed secre
tar, of the interior in the German
cabinet, according to an official tele
gram from Berlin.
Captain James B. Austin, on
General Dickman's Staff,
Fatally Wounded
October 9.
Captain James B. Austin, son-in-law
of E. E. Calvin, president of
the Union Pacific railroad, has pa'.d
the supreme sacrifice. Mr. Calvin
received this news by wire Wednes
day afternoon from the War de
partment at Washington, stating
that Captain Austin died of wounds
received in action in France, Oc
tober 9, 1918.
The young captain was 32 years
old and is survived by a widow and
two children, one a girl 18 months
old and one a boy of three months.
Mrs. Austin and the two children
are at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Calvin, her iarents, in Omaha.
James BAustin enlisted in the
Officers' Training school at Fort
Sheridan, Illinois, October 27, 1917,
and was graduated November 27,
1917 with the rank of first lieutenant.
He was sent to Camp Greene, South
Carolina, where he was made a cap
tain three weeks later in the On
ficers' Reserve corps. Two months"
later he was transferred to the reg
ular army and was assigned on Gen
eral Dickman's staff.
Captain Austin went to France in
March, 1918, in charge of Company
H, Thirty-eighth infantry, Third
brigade, which he was leading when
the Germans started their summer
drive. Both of his lieutenants were
killed or wounded in the latter part
of July, 1918. The entire brigade
to which he was attached was 'so
badly disabled that it returned to
the rear to be reorganized.
The last letter received was writ
ten October 1, 1918, while sitting on
a cracker box and during the battle
of Argonne forest, in which battle
he received the wound that resulted
in his death a few days later.
His mother, Mrs. E. O. Howard,
lives in Salt Lake City, Utah, where
she has resided for years.
GERMS
MARCHING
EASTWARD
Francis in Scotland.
Washington, Nov. 20. Word
reached the State department today
of the arrival in Scotland of Am
bassador Francis from Archangel.
Mr. Francis, it was stated, will take
a brief vacation, and return soon to
his post in Russia.
Situation Causing Anxiety at
Berlin; Bolsheviki in
Ukraine Overthrown
by Cossacks.
London, Nov. 20. The sit
uation in the east is causing
anxiety in Germany and the
Lokal Anzeiger of Berlin
learns that a great German
army is marching eastward,
according to a Copenhagen
dispatch to the Exchange
Telegraph company.
Kiev is Taken.
Copenhagen, Nov. 20. The Uk
rainian government has been over
turned and Kiev has been captured
by troops from Astrakhan, accord
ing to Kiev dispatches, to Swedish
newspapers. "The Ukrainian national
assembly has fled and a provisional
government has been established by
the captors of the city,, who appar
ently are commanded by General
Denikine, leader of the anti-bolshe-vist
forces. . .
General Denikine was fgrmerly
commander of the Russian armies
on the southwestern front. Previ
ous to that he had been chief .of
staff of the Russian armies.
Attack on Dvina
Archangel, Nov. 20. (By Associa
ted Press.) The bolshevik forces
along the Dvina, their infantry at
tacks having been repulsed, bom
barded the Russo-allied positions on
the left bank of the river at Tulgas.
The allied artillery replied vigor
ously. Since late in September the bol
sheviki have been trying stubbornly
but fruitlessly to drive the allied
forces up the Dvina to the north of
its junction with the Vaga. The
small amount of ice in the river at
this time of year is helping the
enemy gunboats. The bolsheviki
apparently possess a large number
of river craft on which to mount
naval guns brought from Petrograd.
As long as the enemy gunboats
are able to move, the Americans
and British are combating great
odds. But the enemy infantry is
no match for the allies, the bolshe
(Contlnued on Page Two, Column One.)
Governor-Elect McKelvie
Reaches National Capital
Washington, Nov. 20. (Special.)
Gov.-elect S. R. McKelvie of Ne
braska arrived in Washington today
and is stopping at the Raleigh.
Robert H. Manley, commissioner
of the Omaha Chamber of Com
merce, is in Washington in the in
terest of the demobilization of the
Nebraska troops, He also is ol ur
ging for a freight traffic office under ftjon.
Fifty American Wounded
Prisoners Found in Metz;
Had Received Little Care
Paris, Nov. 20. Fifty Ameri
can wounded prisoners were
found in Metz. The Y. M. C. A.
took charge of them.
Willard Williams of New York,
and Dr. Dunning of Portland, Me.,
Y. M. C. A. workers, were the
first Americans to enter Metz,
Selina Somerville and Tracy
L'Engle of New York, and J. E.
Hill of Iowa, women Y. M. C. A.
workers, arrived later.
Twelve walking cases were
transported to Nancy. Supplies of
chocolate and other things were
rushed to Metz for the other
American wounded, who had re
ceived little attention.
Five hundred Americans en
tered Metz with the French.
Omaha and Nebraska Well
Over Quota in War Drive
"No citv in the United States has
a better record in this war fund
drive than Omaha, said L. C. Ober
lies, state executive for the cam-
paign, last night
"At best oniy one or two places
can equal the record of $525,000 for
a city of this size. The citizens
have given with wondertul liberality.
Omaha's quota was $325,000 and it
has been far exceeded.
"Nebraska last night was well
over its $2,000,000 quota with a to
tal of $2,169,296. Later contribu
tions wil probably raise this to
$2,250,000. The Central division in
which Nebraska is located has at
tained its $58,000,000 quota. .
New York. Nov. 20l Officials of
the United War Work campaign an
nounced tonight that the latest na
tional total for the drive for $170,
500.000 which closes at midnight to
night was $158,565,058, or $11.934,-J
94J less than the sum sought. I hey
added, however, that this report was
incomplete 'and that final figures
would not be available for at least
two days.
Leaders of the patriotic drive for
the seven welfare organizations
serving America's fighting force' re
mained hopeful of attaining their
goal, asserting that state and local
committees in all parts of the coun
try were to busy tabulating last mln.
ute ocntributions to report their
totals to national headquarters. -
George W. Perkins, chairman of
the finance department of the cam
paign issued a statement in which he
asserted that "it is impossible to give
anything like accurate figures as the
campaign draws to a close."
"As quickly as the figures are all
in a. statement showing the exact
amount secured in each state in the
union will be made public." Phila
delphia, Minneapolis, St. Louis and
a large number of cities have nt
yet had their final meetings." ,
WIFE FORGED TO
WRITE TO HER
FORMER LOVER
Incidents of Unhappy Married
Life Brought Out in Divorce
Suit of Clara Pearce
Against Husband.
During the hearing of a divorce
case brought by Clara May Pearce
gainst Harry T. Pearce, in Judge
Troup's court Wednesday afternoon,
the wife testified that when her hus
band forced her to answer a letter
from a former sweetheart, she wrote
the response in such a manner as
she believed would "touch her hus
band's heart" to the end that he
would not actually send the reply.
The letter offered, and admitted
as evidence in the case, was ad
dressed to Dewey B. Stone, Lowell,
Neb., and was of date of July 31,
1916. The letter reads in part:
"NoKiddo; I should say I haven't
married and forgotten all of my
friends back there. That I can never,
never do. My thoughts are back
there a good share of the time. But
if I live another year, I am coming
back and raise the very dickens in
Clay Center.
"Why, Dewey, just think of it; I
haven't been inside of a church for
three years, because there isn't any
church here. I suppose if I wou'd
go to a church I would knock on
the door.
Think of the Old Love.
"I told you last summer in my
letter that I was contemplating mar
riage, and, as you did not answer,
1 1 didn t suppose you were a frier.d
of mine any more, so you didn't
care. Do you think that you really
ever cared for me only as a friend?
My mind is on you the biggest share
of the time. I think of the good
old, times back in good Clay Center,
and I think, well, I will pad my
suit case and go.
'If you should see me now, would
you speak to me and treat me .s
(Continued on 1'age Two, Column Fire.)
PLANS FOR
WILSON'S
TRIP WELL
ADVANCED
i 1 1 i i i i
- mm
;
the railroad administration for Oma
h. He will have a conference
with Traffic Director Chambers tomorrow.
Queen of Spain Planning
to Make Visit to England
Madrid, Nov. 20. A rumor was in
circulation tonight that Queen Vic
toria intended to leave Spain for a
visit to England.
Queen Victoria is a daughter of
Jhe late Prince Henry of Battenberg
and Princess Beatrice, a daughter of
the late Queen Victoria of Great
Britain.
Columbus, O., Nov. 20. That
prohibition throughout the United
States soon will be established is
the expression of leaders attend
ing the world-wide prohibition
conference here, whose chief aim
will be establishing prohibition
throughout the world, speakers
declared.
William Jennings Bryan, who
addressed the conference tonight,
applauded loudly today when
Ernest H. Cherringto'n, general
manager of the publishing inter
ests of the Anti-Saloon league, de
clared that "hereafter no president
who is not representative of the
prohibition conscience of the
United States must sit in the
White House.1
Increase in Express
Rates is Announced
by Secretary McAdoo
Washington, Nov. 20. General
increases in express rates were an
nounced, today by Director General
McAdoo or the railroad administra-
Bryan Declares Only
Prohibitionist Must Sit
Hereafter in White HOUSe fday, says Edward Holton James, an
West of the Mississippi and ro-th
of the Ohio and Potomac rivers
the merchandise rate will be in
creased about 10 to 12 cents for 100
pounds over the present scale, and
the increase in food rates will be
proportionately 75 per cent. The
increases, it was announced, are due
to increases in wages and become
effective immediately.
For the remainder of the country
the new rates on merchandise will
be about 16 and 17 cents for 100
pounds more than at present. The
increase on food rates will be about
75 per cent as much.
American Lawyer Freed ,
from Prison in Germany
Amsterdam, Nov. 20. A dispatch
President Will Take With Him
Full Executive Staff; Ver
sailles Preparing for
Peace Meeting.
Washington, Nov. 20.
There were no developments
on the surface today, in the
preparations for President
Wilson's trip to France and
for America's representation
at the peace conference. Ar
rangements are going steadily
ahead, however, and an an
nouncement of the peace com
mission's personnel with the
program for the journey may
be expected at any time.
Members of the senate who at
tended the White House conference
last night told their colleagues today
of the president's determination to
stay in France indefinitely or until
all greater issues arising out of the
war have been settled. How long
this maybenooneventurestoguess,
so the president will take with him
a full, executive staff, prepared to
transact aboard ship or at the Am
ewcan embassy in Paris virtually all
business of the White House.
Houston May be Delegate.
In addition to Secretary Lansing,
who is to head the American dele
gation to the peace conference, and
Colonel House, Elihu Root and Jus
tice Brandeis generally believed
to. have keen selected by the presi
dent for membership, speculation up
on a long list of names has center
ed upon only one for the fifth place,
that of Secretary Houston of the
Department of Agriculture. He is be
ing suggested persistently in official
quarters.
Navy officials let it be known to
day that it is planned to take the
president and the delegation across
(Continued on Fare Two, Column Four.)
Sixteen Directors
of Omaha Chapter
Red Cross Elected
Election of 16 directors in the
Omaha chapter of the Red Cross
was terminated at 10 o'clock last
night at headquarters in the court
house. There were 36 candidates.
The election was a hotly contested
one throughout the day and it was
only ' late in the evening that the
count was finished. A total of 1,239
votes were cast.
The following are the directors
elected in the order of votes re
ceived: Ezra Millard Jas. A. Howard. Ben
J. H. Beveridge son Neb.
Rlbbl Cohn W. O. Whltmore Val-
Sophus Neble ley, Neb.
Joseph Hayden W. Farnam Smith
I. C. Robinson Water-T. F. Stroud
loo Neb. Vaclav Buresh
W. B. Reed R. M. Switzlcr
Walter Jardlne . W. B. Check
W. D. M'Hugh
Omahan One of 215
American Prisoners
Released at Revigny
With the First American Army
in France, Nov. 20. (Special
Telegram.) Sergt. Herbert Bir
chard, of 209 South Twentieth
street, Omaha, a member of the
Eighty-ninth division, was one of
215 Americans who came into the
town of Revigny this morning af
ter having been freed from the
custody of the Germans, who had
held them as prisoners. Every
one had a tale to tell of ill treat
ment received in the prison camps.
"They treated us better than the
Russians at that," said Sergeant
Birchard. "They had about 1,000
Russians there and they booted
them around something fierce.
"How was I captured?", he grin
ned. "Well, I strayed into the
German lines one night. I saw a
lot of guys asleep on the ground
and thought they were our own
men, so I started shaking them,
telling them to wake up. I heard
one of them say, 'Vot Iss.' The
next thing I knew about 40 Dutch
men were around me."
METZ REJOICES
WILDLY ON DAY
OF LIBERATION
Marshal Petain and Poilus
Given Hearty Greetings
on Entering Capital'
of Lorraine.
American lawyer and once editor of
the Paris Liberator, has been :e
leased from the military prison at
Moabit, after more than three j :a: '
imprisonment. on a charge of carry
ing on anti-monarchial propaganda
in connection with Dr. Karl Leib
knecht. The dispatch adds that Mr.
James appears to be none the worse
because of his confinement, and that
he is returning to the-United States.
Lazarus Acquitted.
New York, Nov. 20. Harry E.
Lazarus, contractor was acquitted
today by a jury in federaj court on
the charge of having given a bribe
to Chief Inspector Charles L. Ful
ler, of the quartermaster's department.
Former Kaiserin Goes
to Villa to Live Simply
Zurich, Switzerland, Nov. 20. The
former king of Saxony with his
family has gone to reside in the
Chateau Sybillenort, Silesia, under
special protection of Silesian sol
diers, j
The former German empress, in
order to live more simply,- has left
the Potsdam palace and gone to the
villa of her son, Eitel Friederich.
Metz, Nov1. 20. (By Associated
Press.) The historic event accom
plished at 2 o'clock yesterday af
ternoon when Marshal Petain, com-1
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manacr-in-cmer ortne - .French
armies, made his entry into Metz,
the great stronghold of Lorraine
and the pivot of Germany's effort to
crush France, may be said more
than any other happening to conse
crate the victory of the allies in this
war. The occasion, in which the
French commander figured for the
first time as a marshal of France,
also gave rise to one of the most
picturesque demonstrations ever
carried out by the people of Lor
raine. v
From early in the morning all the
roads leading to Metz were crowded
with Lorrainers on their way to the
city to raise their voices there for
Marshal Petain and for France.
People unaccustomed to any tongue
other than the German for years be
gan many days ago brushing up
their knowledge of French in prep
aration for this occasion, and al
though the majority of the popula
tion undoubtedly has a perfect ac
quaintance with no other tongue
than the German, little of that
language was heard in the streets
yesterday.
Other things German had disap
peared overnight, including the
statues of the German rulers, which
had been hauled down by the citi
zens. Williani I had toppled over
from his equestrian monument,
while Frederick III, who for many
long years had pointed a menacing
finger at France from the pedestal
upon which he stood, had come
down with a rope around his neck.
(Continued on Fare Two, Column Three.)
Bill's Castle in Berlin Well
Stocked With Provisions
Copenhagen, Nov. 20. According
to Berlin advices enormous stores
of fdodstuffs were found in the
castle of the former German em
peror in Berlin. A member of the
soldeirs' and workmen's council is
authority for the statement that
there was a great variety of food
stuffs found, the value of which
normally would be worth several
hundred thousand marks.
Cancel Construction Work
Contract at Fort Omaha
Washington, Nov. 20. Construc
tion projects at nine army camps
were cancelled today by the War
department. They include erection
of a hospital and barracks at Fort
Omaha.
20 SUBS If!
FIRST LOT
YIELD!
TO BRITISH
More Than 80 Others to Bd
Handed Over to Allied Nav
al Command Before
End of Week.
London, Nov. 20. (British
Wireless Service) The foU
lowing account of the sur
render of the first batch of 20
German submarines this
morning at sea is given by an
eye-witness. More than 80
other German submarines are
to be handed over to the al
lied naval command before
the end of the week. '
After steaming 20 miles across tha
North sea, the Harwich forces,
which consisted of five light cruisers
and 20 destroyers, were sighted.
The flagship of Admiral Tyrwhitt,
tht, commander, was the Curacao.
High abovt the squadron hung a
big observst'on balloois, --f'v v
The sauadron.s headed by. the
flagship,-" "then- steamed' to ward the
Dutch coast, followed by the Go
ventry, Dragon, Danal and Centaur,
Other ships followed in line with
their navigation lights showing.
The picture was a noble one as the
great vessels, with the moon still
shining, plowed their way to take
part m the surrender of the German
U-boats.
Precaution Against Mines.
Soon after the British squadron
started the "paravanes" vCTre
dropped overboard. These devices
are shaped like tops, and divert any
mines which may be encountered,
for the vessels were now entering a
mine field.
Almost every one on board
donned a life belt, and just as the
red sun appeared above the horizon
the first German submarine ap
peared in sight.
Soon after 7 o'clock 20 submarinei
were seen in line accompanied by
two German destroyers, the Tibania
and the Sierra Ventana, which wers
til. Vi ,k.n.:n.
to Germany after the transfer.
All th Cllhmgftnoe mra am 1h
.... w "Mi;inui nivj n VI U VI till
surface with their hatches open and
their crews standinar on deck. The
vessels were flying no flags what
ever, and their guns were trained
tore and aft in accordance with the
terms of surrender.
Ready for Treachery. ;
A bugle sounded on the Curacao
and all the gun crews took up their
stations, ready for any possible
treachery. ' , r
lhe leading destroyer, in response
Sentenced Man Says Would
Not Fight For Wife's Honor
Rockford, 111., Nov. 20. Rev
David Gerdes, pastor of a Brethren
church in Whiteside county, was
sentenced to 10 years in the federal
prison by Judge K. M. Landis, to
day. Gerdes was accused of preach
ing opposition the Liberty loan
and the Red Cross.
When he pleaded guilty, Gerdes
told Judge j-andis in reply to a
question that even if a Hun were
to attick his own daughter he would
not slay the ruffian to protect hei
hfinnr Til. rnilrt lrAtr aclr1 a
i similar question of Gerdes' brother
and of Joseph Longnecker, another
member of the flock.
Both said that in such a case they
would plead that in God's name
their daughter be spared. To kill
a man, though a brute, would be
to imperil their souls.
"Is your soul worth more than
your daughter's honor?" asked the
court of Longnecker.
"It is worth more than all," was
the reply.
"Take them away," shouted Judge
Landis. "These men hold their
measly little souls of more impor
tance than they do the honor of
their mother, wife or daughter."
to a signal from the admiral, turned
and led the way towards England
and the submarines were ordered to
follow. They immediately did so.
The surrender had been accom-
Each cruiser turned, and. keeoina
a careful lookout, steamed toward
Harwich. On -one of the largest of
the submarines, which carried two
5.9 guns, 23 officers and men were
counted on its deck. The craft was
estimated to be nearly 300 feet in
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feee Milk and Ice Fund V
' Help to Many Babies,
Report from Nurses
The good done by The Bee's fund
which supplies free milk and ice
during the summer to the small chil
dren and babies of the poor is showt
by a letter and report from the Visit
ing Nurse association. The letter
is as follows:
"Mr. Victor Rosewater My Dear
Mr. Rosewater: Enclosed please
find bills for the baby fund milk. As
per your request, milk has been dis
continued for 'our babies.' The good
effect has been so far reaching that
no word of thanks is sufficient. ""Not
only have the babies been improved
physically, but the community has
been given a boost.. We thank you.
Most cordially, The Visiting Nurse
Association. Florence McCabc." .
The report on the fund is as fol
lows: Balance from previous year..$ 16.36
Contributed in 1918.... 882.43
Total $898.79
Expended for milk $52277
Expended for ice 91J7
Total v.... $6HJ

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