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t ASHETOEE CITIZ
CITIZEN WANT ADS
BRING . RESULTS
, . , THE WEATHER:
JUt tuwta; u4 psobeMy aoftday.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOL. XXXV, NO. 56.
ASHEVnLE, N. C.,tSATURDAY. MORNJNO, DECEMBER 21, 918.
ARE MADE PUBLIC
OoL Lydeckeir Tells of R
(Jfcelpts and Disbursements
of the League
activities will not
'END, HE STATES
PRESIDENT IS CONFIDENT
WAT SOLUTION OF WORLD
PROBLEMS WILL BE FOUND
Satisfied That Bh Statesmen of World
WW Be Able to Reach lust and Reason
able Solution of Every Problem Present
ed to Them.
v Bays Menken Resigned Be
cause He 'Refjued to
WASHINGTON'. ' Dc. '. Oo!onl
Cmi-In E. Lydecker, president of tht
(rational BecurKy lurit, today tola
tho houae tommtUe Investigating th
irganlcation'a aetivuie in tne last
angresslonal i campaign --thatf th
eaaus'a xtenee from December 14,
11J14. ashen. IA WA formd, until last
wpumotr i were ssij.eis. inu w
c;pta-tr4i -tvn a l,lll. this) in
cluding memoersnip itM aim con in
buttons, from wealthy men.
Colkfel; Lyflecker told the ebmmlt
too that th activities of the league
Will not cease with the ending of the
war.. - . : .. r .
f ' firm Ooattooe Work.
: "The congressional committee,
rhldh carried on the eamtMUrn
fU to return .100 per cent Americana
congress, will'oontlnu Us work".
acid tha witness "and will endeavor
toiaccomDliab the following things:
jev , l EatsfWtah a "viailonal budget y
1 'fc.ii arfniuh ruM f ssnlority- In d-
, terminlng. chairmanahlpa of commit
.tea of congres. abolish-- (naittve eom
m it tee oasa.a constitutional amend'
gnlnt which Will mak,it Impossible .for
. defeated candidates ol alt'' In' that
brine; about reform, of .franking abueea
and to nave cabinet omcera aw in con
. erase. " -. r -. - .
. . Whv Menken ResUrned,
. During 'a discussion of the history
ox the organisation. Colonel, Lydecker
Was aaked why 8. Btanwood Menken
had resigned aa president of the
league last June. , .Colonel Lydecker
replied - that after Mr, Menken- had
. refused to "reprobate William. Ran
dolnh Hearst for ODDoslng certain na
Coital preDarednese measure both
,ir. Menken and member of the ex
utiv .committee -' had decided
A uld be better for him to resign.
, "-f Mr. Menken gave an Interview to
reporter of the New Torn American
hen Mr. Hearst complained it waan'l
fair for the league to abuse him after
h had rendered such aid to it in the
early days of its organisation" Colon!
Li decker aaid. ,S In hi Interview, Mr,
1'enWen stated how" Winch' thH
- publication had aided tha league.
"That statement turned Us way
into the minds of tha people as Hearst
was- being seriously criticised at tnai
time for his attitude towards the war,
(and It was' believed a. new, league
'nfesldsnt' should bs chosen." ,
Presenting to the oommKtee records
lowing . tae league , expenaitui-e
tine it3 'organisation,,' Colonel rjjy.
decker stated the largest disburse.
Wjl . V7:eafc IULU UUCU f4 I .v.nwiiv.
The aoinrnfUee aajo(imd .. I ortay
fS.aer wiU'go on the stir) a av.u
PROVIDES MORE THAN
1 ' Vf ft - t
Work ' Scattered All
' Along the Various .
- . CJoasts ' . ,
TO PURCHASE CANAL
WASHINGTON. .Dec , 10. More
i than forty new Improvement projects
,nre included in the 1SZ0 rivers and
harbors bill,, which was completed to,
nigat dv ine nouso loommittee. une
measure carries appropriations totaN
'ling. ze,sp,uoo.', .
For the. new work, which Is s-mt
tered,- along the; . Atlantio and Gulf
?nd Paclflo coasts and the ; Great
i Lakes, . the committee recommended
the cost of further improvements' on
ir.istlng projecU .amounts to 115.224..
iflOO, Maintenance' cost on other work
itau $f.94l.00. ...?-.r. :,WV ,
V Purchase of the Chesa'peake .and
Delaware canal, and its deepening to
- twelve feet, Is the principal new pro-!-'at.
; An appropriation of 19,000,000
I 1b proposed. The 'measure provides
that-the -government', purchase the
rr.nal at an appraised price of $2.
' 614,000. The work of changing from
,lo:k to a sea level canal will cost
's. 000,000,.' according ; to : estimates
icivoa, the committee,, but the plan
r.r?t;ia to make the appropriations
;-ei!iy as the work progresses; . :
- , The principal items of maintenance
forthe Mississippi, , Approprla
Cor.a for new projects Include: Mary,
kind, .Wicomico river-, I17.1A0; Vi.
glnla. Tanger channel, $14,414; Pagan
river, f 24,000; North Carolina; bar at
' CP Fear river, tS3,000, to be deep.
" ened from twentylx to thirty, feet;
Northeast Capo Fear river, $26,I7i;
v F.eapfort harbor, , 15,00; Georgia,
prunswiek harbor, 1240,000, for deep
ening harbor o twenty-eight feet and
aUo tho channel up to the city; Ten
I reasee, Cumberland river, between
I Nashville and Bumslde, $140,000.
-f -f -f '4
r-" ( - KDfQ KBCETVEDw -
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T xajiio, mv. v. jin iiuior t
4- this afternoon at the Hotel pe-
Vine (city hall) . by the Parts 4
- - . - - -
PARIS. Dec. 20. "I am confident that the big coun
cil of statemen of the world will be able to reach a just
and reasonable, solution of the problems that will be pre
sented to them, and thus earn the gratitude kof the world
"ii . -A i -ii.n j : v-
ior uie mosi cnucai ana necessar service wiuui um
ever been rendered it," said President Wilson todaj in
an interview, referring to the approaching peace confer
Given to Times.
', The interview was given to.the'correspondent to the
London Times. In It the president is reported to have
stated-his views on the discussion of the freedom of the
seas -and to have contrasted the, evils of the Vienna con
gress with a hopeful outlook for the, Versailles congress.
, .Lord Northcliffe, editoi ''of the London -Times,' haS
given the' Associated Press a copy of the interview,' from
which the iqllowing extracts nave been maae:
-:. :v. Congress of Bosses. .'
The congress of Vienna, the corresponaent . says
President Wilson told him, was a congress of. "bosses."
The delegates were concerned more with their own inter
ests 'and the 'classes they, represented than the wishes
an. . i . . ; ' ' f -r
H-, 'yersaiJJes,:as President -Wilson said," the inter
viewer contmues. "must be & meeting' place of the
servants of 'the'peoples jepresented by delegates, and he
added 'there is no master mind who can settle the prob
lems of today.- If .there is anybody who thinks he knows
what ib in the mind of all neoPles. that man is a fool. We
have all got to put our heads together and pool everything
we. have crot for the benefit of the ideals which are com-
montoaii.' .;-.. . .;
: Cannot Visit Fleet. ; : ,
''Asked whether he would visit the erand fleet.
President Wilson replied that he was afraid lie would not
have time, adding that he fully realized that behind the
great armies there was the strong, silent. watchful sup
port of the British nav in securing the communications
of the allies: ;:' l"1- ; 'rr--v':t7;"
.i- f He referred also .to the very happy comradeship
nd;430paU4B:botweenthe- Btieh--nd- ;American
navies."7 . 'lv: -'y:r V..j.A:A'i':':. ':. C:
, The correspondent then adds: ' ' j
"President Wilson, in discussing the role of the
British fleet in. the maintenance of what, at any rate dur
ing the war, had been the freedom of the seas for the free
people of the world, spoke with sincerity which no amount
oi wriung can convey, ms accents convinced me mat he
is a believer in the decency and honesty of the Anglo
Saxon race. i'JEIe said:
'.It'is' essential for the future peace of the world
" Tempest in a Teapot "
REED AND BECKER
URlr CUHPD TUT ;
nniL uiinui ' iili
AT RPRMAH PHflRF
W 1 w BBBW SJS
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AGREEMENT NEEDED TO
PEKXE, MARSHALL DECLRRES
kPresidznt Sws H Has No Intention ot AJtlcrtng Anything That j Might At-
Jecfjiegbtjat Merely; Statirig Hh i Ideas on Certain
vSj Mes'JooManH Damaging Mefrestdent Says
CONTINUED ON PAOB TWO)
6ENERAL- DEBATE HALTS :
PROGRESS ON BEVENUE
WE INI SENATE
Senator Simmons, However,
Hopes to Pass Meas-.
... ure Today'
WASHINGTON. Dec, 10.- Although
renewal today of general annate de
bate halted trocreas on the war reve
nue bill. Senator Simmons, chairman
of the finance committee, announced
that an. effort would be made to pasa
the measure before adjournment to.
morrow.. Republican leaders, how
ever, expressed uie Deuei mat o
measure would ko over until Monday.
Practically all or . todays session
lb' devoted to . diecuasion. the .Drin
cipal speakers being Senator Jones, of
New Mexico, and Senator Thomas, of
Colorado, both democrats. ' The form
er -declared, the bill contained many
inequalities ana injustices wmca-nan-dicao
tho conduct of business.,
Speaking In support or a auosti-
tute measure, of which he la author.
Senator Thomas declared the watch
word for this congress should be "re
trenchment, frugality and economy."
Adoption of a federal budget system
was urged by the senator, who .said
national bankruptcy would result un
less such system is put . into ef
fect.' . v, ) -!i'-ll '' r? p .-.!
Senator Thomas . opposed granting
tha j recommendations made by Sec
retary Daniels for increased naval ap-
roprlatlons declaring , vsvery oonar
placed ih a battleship ' Is a dollar
wasted."7:u .' ' t
Renajtor LaFolletto. reoubucan, - ot
Wisconsin, plane to discuss hla substi
tute, bill tomorrow, after which "Sen
ator Simmons hope to obtain a' vote
on the committee amendment provid
ing for -a I4.ooo,oue,ooo tax in if 29,
the .section which republloans are op-
posing. '!" -f :i ' :
Just 'before the senate adjourned,'
Senator McKellar. democrat, of Ten
nessee,, announced that before final
passcLgo of the bill he would demand a
separate vote on the postal section
tentatively accepted by the senate late
yesterday,- proposing the repeal of the
present sons system for second- class
man arn uoHiuuunir a, one vent
R0& EVERETT PAYMASTER
. ... v
Make Escape From Thickly
; ; Settled District .After
TAKEN BY SURPRISE
EVERETT, Mass., Dos. SO. -Six un
masked men in a black tourlns car
today held up Prank R. Brown, pay
master oi tne uenerai jsiectrio com
pany, .robbed him of $12,000, .the
weekly payroll of tho company's steel
foundry here and m.ido, their esctpe
from a thickly populated ni:ht3r-hec-d
after shooting and - serlpuMy
wounding the pivnunnr as he. ear
he.pless with hla hands held over Jiis
l.etid. Brown's cond'V.cn tonight was
Mid to be critical. .- , ,i
, With , Brown . at the time ' of the
hold-up wre hla Runrd, a special
police officer and the h.iurur. All
three men were arnid bu-, were; raken
completely by surprise. ,, , v i
The-- robbery was-- accomplished
under cover of automatic pistols held
by live of tho robber. Brown was
shot after the robbers ha J secured the
money and, according, to his two
companions, without provocation. '
. , Tno msnwaymcn disappeared In
the crowded traffic headed toward
Boston.;. The police lit! no -definite
cluea as to their ldentt- v , -
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CARUS0LB1. Pa-. 5 ID.-rVloo-
Proaldent Mamha.ll, m a address here
tonight befort 'thot vrlJBle Chamber
of Commerce, gave Tils views on w
Questions now - under , dlsciisoioa ' in
connection with the , peace . confer-
prefaclng his remarks :: with
tho ' explanation ' that ho ' had too
thought of endeavoring to - ' affect
President Wlleon'o neKotiations.
On the' question of a world .'league
Or nnderatondtng to prevent war
which, he said, all ritrht-thlhklng
men agree is desirable, Mr. Marshall
declared' that until -all mun are f
good will wars will nut- cease units
tuitions desire peace at eny price. He
said the ajlioi and the United blitoa
couia go very far lowat-d , premotlng
pcaoe, but predic-tod that unleasutrado
agreements aro maae between tnceo
assooiated nations existing cordial ro
lactone cannot last. ' '
v.v:, No latcrfeewot... ; Y
"It Is farthest from my. thought
upon this occasion - to utter a single
word which might In any manner be
coostriied as endeavoring, to affect
tho negotiations of the president In
Europe," saidi the vice-president, in
opening . his address, ; "Too , many
half-baked opinions comlnr from my
self ' and others ' In. public - life may
cause mental and moral tndlgeatron.
speak., therefore, only in asneral
terms and ko only to the length that
all may agree. , ., '
"inat some league or unaerstana
ing among -.civilised peoples for tho
reventton of certain future Wars (as
prefer to put K rather than for the
enforcement of peace) is desirable, alt
right-thinking men agree. It has been
the dream of all ages.- Thus far, 'this
dream of universal peacw hao, oaoh
auccseding time turned into a nlght-
"This appears to me to be the real
sltuatipn; If mankind tho world' over
is the mankind of a hundred years
ago, or It there .is tho possibility that
either England, Franco, Italy or tne
United , States contain the growing
germ . of military or commercial su
premay, then, . though , attempt 'way
bo made to preserve, the peace or tne
world, - the attempt . will be another
failure.. If, however, (he mosoeo of
mankind In the'te four great nations
ana, in ins lesser nations, ior,wnom
Jaliitfy the iicht has been' modi, have
seen a hew light and Are convin&td
of the, uoeiotunuas an fully of wa:
and lif more and more, oducAtion fciid
enlightenrhent aa the cava so by and
the generations com and ., go, ehall
add to tha number of thoso who tu
tninx .' men tne experiment win suc
ceed. ; -,'' ..j;.;', S
iVVnuV all men are ? of", good. fll,'
wars will not, cease; entirely unless
nations want peace at any price. Pre.
ventlort.' far as possible, I desire';
at any price, I do not. " However. If
mankind,, as a whole, deetree M at any
price, they caft get It by tha adoption
of written - constitutions specifying
flrst.-that the sice of the army and
navy shall ba fixed by a referendum
to all 'the men and women of 'mature
ge;' and second; that no war or of.
fense nor one -of defen be beyond
the territorial limits of the state shall
ever be waited until amrmalvely de
cided -v a flke referendum.' "-.' ' ' ' j
Commerce Breeds War. ,
"I, have, of count,' no mean of
PflOFESSOR R.'S. LOVETT QN
STAND: IN SOCIALIST CASE
Dean of,' Junior ''College of
University - of : Chicago
Testifies.' . -
KEW TORK. Dec, SO The fourth
attempt in four days will be made ta
rn orrow to transport, mail from New
York to Chicago by airplane, -accord
ing to an announcement tonight by
the post office authorities here.v Motor
trouble alone,' it was said; was re
sponsible for failure thus far success
fully to. Inaugurate the aerial service
between Jhe two cities. Vvfi:;,:.;'''.;
MORE BANKS NEHDED. ; v
NEW1 TORK. Dec. 2. America's
greatest drawback: in promoting trade
with foreign lands ha been lack of
banking facilities, according to Major
Florello H. LaGuardla, representative
.' CHICjCoO. Dec-. SO-PfofeseQr Rob
ert, S. Iovett," dean of he junior col
lege of the. pnlverslty; 'pf Chicago,
testified' todayj for the defense at the
trial o fly socialist leaders charged
with conspiracy to violate the espioii
age law. He told of a. mass meeting
at the auditorium. Chicago, .May 27,
117, which he was invited to address
by - Representative . Irwin St. John
Tucker, one of the defendants. Pro
fessor Lovett said he was told the
meeting was called .to, urge the gov
ernment to state its war-alms and that
Rev, Mr". Tucker did not speak at the
meeting except to appeal for a col
lentlon., -' ' --"'. ' '.':! - "
.'' The direct examination of J. Louis
Engdahl. a ' defendant, - who is editor
of the American Socialist, began late
today. He said he wac In sole charge
of the paper and responsible .only to
the executive committee of the na
tional socialist party. ' , , ' , ' . ,
. The -policy of the American social
ist -was onnosed to the, war. Engdahl
said, admitting responsibility for that
policy "because of my conviction that
all wars are- caused either directly or
indirectly -by economic disputes be
tween individuals or groups, and I
followed the policy laid down by the
international socialists In, framing a
policy for the paper."- .... -
Engdwhl said he was a delegate In
111 to tho international socialist eon-
aV l Copsnhaen wnere ine iirin
knowing' what the representative of
the alked government' may be will
ing 4o. take -up with the, American peo
ple at the peace table, but I venture
oim sisiiillni Issttwrr?- rbA will, which
now. exists oetween the allied govern
ment and: our., own will not last five
year unless reciprocal trad rela
tione, ' Axed in juetloe, are arranged
between oa People- learn slowly
and eoon forget. -,.'-."'. ; ti ;' :.
5"Th theory that mn dr going to
deil Justly v with ; each othr, regard-
lea oc law to punish Injustice 4 a
mnierilal dream:1 ? ' ,
' "Without khowtodeTe li 1. ejeprosa th t
hope that, we wiH notlt gO""-!!!
opportune time,' for removing Whai
will -uadouMadlv be a court of fric.
tlco" 1A . future -.unleae; dealt; with
tiAur j unify, v
"f no sauitcbU dlutmrit of tl
bUilB of th world siioll be njLda
then, a busineM sua who are dear.lv
interasrea m xno ooaunero of Amr
rat, Too ree.no well a I a that
it weakness, In th past has been the
lack of ship upon th sea.
-'"Eartj of u know that on of th
masons tor tnat jack ha been : th
Way In which war hae lneljril that
or ship ah aH be manned, f think
the Xafollett law I wholly humani
tarian in rot enaraeter. I hep that,
hy International oromsnt it mav ha.
come the Jaw. of th ea for all ea-
goiag-pewer. ' -; !,
'rw,,' mill hi in mt i . mi 11.,:.-..,,. '.j
OOAIi tHORTAQE SERIOVS. '
VIENNA, Dee. 10. Havtti-l a'.
retary of Stat Hannah mad the An.
neuncement today that oeoaus of th
nonage oi ooaj l.oeo person were
Uf otemP'eymen in Vienna.
Misusing Hit Official :
BOLO PASHA'S NAME '
LINKED TO HEARST'S
Becker Declares Statements
Were Inspired By Po-1,
litical Purposes :
WILSONS ARE: liiiflTEOi
TO BUCKINGHAM PALACE
I .4:. "V,
King George Asks , Presi
dent and Wife to Be His
pound rate within It mile and one who spoke at a luncheon liven In his. cipal jutVoni was .war and. mllltar-
and one-half cnt byond, . ". honor at th Istwyer'o cltb today. loaa.. , - , , , ( - ; -
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JjONDON, Dec., 20. King. Oeorge
ha, invited .President Wilson and
Mrs. Wilson to be his guests at Buck
ingham' palace' during their- stay in
London, but no reply has yet been re
ceived. It Is assumed that the prel
dent will accept, but the whole matter
Will- b deferred- to the. president's
The Associated Press was informed
by the, British foreign office today that
the report printed by the Manchester
Guardian, that the president was com
ing especially to discuss the Rus
sian situation, was inaccurate.' ' '
The visit of the president will he
one of courtesy and not political
though naturally -discussion of Rus
sian affair may arts In th course of
his conversations here. ,
From well Informed quarter, it is
learned that there Is no foundation
for th report that British reinforce
ment are being sent to RuseUv. '. It is
understood tha nothing of this na
ture will be done pending the allied
conferences In Pari. '
NDTA8LES RETUDN.TO II. S.
ONBOARD THE MANCHURIA
Decorated Heroes Are Back
; on Home Soilr-'Southern-eras
in Group.- :P?,.:
WAflHINOTON, Dec'IO. Moetief
today' eeesloa of th nat oommlt-
tee Investigating Oerman . propaganda
we taken up with tilt) Wweed Al
fred Ia Becker. . assistant attorney-,
general of New YorV- nd . Senator
Reed, of Missouri, , who 1 not nem
br.oi th Conamkte. '. 1 't -,
Senator .'Ret '. in .' Croaa-cxnonf nlng '
th Nw Tork offlolgl, :Who bed been .
n .th stand two - day,. Charged that
barton B. Ijcwl, attorney-general of
New Tor, and' Backer 'mJud their ,
cfiVckU position In rnaUng ptbilo 4n-
formation contained Ih 'affidavit s-
cured -by' them tinder cpeohU War. leg
islation. .Thee eJTMavit referred, to
alleged me ttns of William Randolpih
Hsaret- With flokv Paeha.veXecsted In
France' s a trwitor, and former 'Am.
bassador yon Jemstorfr., i. .V,.
T" , ' lenio tmire&v . , v
.Mr.'3ckr, denied the-charae., sny-
irif that ' the, affWavite-made.pu-hlio
were 'not secured .undor 'the, 'special
legislation..' He hatd,that certain die.
cloeuree" purporting to athpw associa-'
tloft of Heanst and Boto.twer, made
public , ("for what .1' frankly admit
Wet political purpose." He Justified
this course on the, grouhd that -their
publication was In the1 pu-blk) interest'
The Information under i dlscueslon
we erivon. to New "Tork newspaper
mainly in August, Septem'beT and Oc
tcber when ' Beaker.- we a candidate
for the reeublloan nomination cor at
torney-general of New Tork atat and
Attorney-General Lewi wag a candi
dal for 'th republican' nomination
for governor against Charles 8. Whit
man. It a-DDcared from the crow-ex
amination that Hearst wao considered
A supporter of Whitman, and elenator
Reed aoughl to snow tnat wws sin
Becker intended to damage Whitman
by attacking Hearat. ' .'
.. j : Attention to singer, , '
Senator Heed read - trom a' New
Tor nswapa'per. of July- II,. HIT, a
story telling of Bolo Pasha' atten.
Isoo f"" - ". ' o p ci litan pora stn iw;
Whose Yemtion with Bolo were de
clared by Becker to be entirely blame-
s. In this story, we a letter irom
Bolo to the erlnger mentioning "my
friends. , Mrs.' Millioent Hearet,"r Mr
Becker admitted, navlng ariven to the
piper th statement containing thli
letter. PI n't
;"Wihat wa tit purpose of giving it
out at thin particular ttmar" Inqutiel
Bt'natbr, Head. , . .-, -,
'lr, was an interesting il:i of new
wnkh I mought the public mj ; ,
PRESIDEHT HILSOri'S CAY
CROHDED WITH OFFICIAL
: BUSINESS U VISITORS
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Mrs. Wilson Sees Paris foi
First Time Without .
' 1 . . 'Husband
... RAUBIOH. N. C Deo. JO. Gover
nor BIckett announced today th par
don of James Wilcox, convicted near
lytwenty year ago of the murder of
Nellie Cropsey, Elisabeth City and
sentenced, to thirty yean in the atat
prison. The governor says Wilcox in
sixteen "year of prison service . has
made a perfect -record tor behavior,
having, in fact th best record aver
made In ths. history of . a convlot
ervtc. ..i :..'-. . . , - . '
NKW YORK. Deo. :4: Hi-lnrfiap.
General iohn . L. Hayden, of the
Fifty-sixth briswde . and i-!lir.
Oeneral Robert B. Btelner, of the
Sixty-second brlgads.. were amnnv th.
officer .who -returned, home today on
the Manchuria.-. i .. ,, ,. , ,
Among tne other -notables aboard
were Sergeant Amedio Tomassetti. of
Rechestsr, N. T a member of the
Fifth machine gun . battalion, who
wore tlha . wn r .Am , . u .
cttalions for smoking out German
dugout after going "over the top" and
capturing three 'German captains and
a colons). He foucht at rht..n
Thierry and Soiawons Corooral Her
bert FreemAn, twenty-three years old ..,r.,v In charge
of MontevaJlo. Ala., a member of ,i ..k. him fr
Company D 117th Infantry, was on ' rt'ra t i m oi
of the nrt nrf.iiv j quarter to, one oi
heroes aboard, th transport,-wearing!
but ?h'croiT do-Vu.. .S'S ii-w "1;
rorooral rmm.H. uiin. be arranged before the actual s
. n ' w il,
enequntered a Oerman patrol of sol
diers, killing nice of them and taking
two prisoner, and not only prevent
ing them from jralnlng Important In
formation' regarding the American
army but obtaining valuable informa
tion from the enemy., . - .
, Colonel Bibb Graves, of Montgom-
PARI8, Dec. i 2v;--Preldsnt WiN
son's day, ; Friday, wa crowded with
office conference and, visitors and - in
making final preparation, to proceed
to American headquarters and thence
to England immediately After Christ
mas., v ,v ... . i i ,v
. Mrs. Wilson went about; Parts for
the first , time', today' unaccompanied
by the president. ; With Admiral Cary
T- Grayson,' the president' personal ?
Physician. Mrs. Wilson visiiea, ins
hosDital for blind , soldiers, organised
by Winifred Holt, of New T orkl
I Announcement of the details of the '
i president' trip to England, waa not ,
made during the day as had been ex
pected, because Information , awaited .
from Jondon had not arrived. How-,,
ever, about all that remains to 'be -disclosed
is the route the president
will tske and the program of hie
movement during the three or. four ;
day of his stay in the English capital.
.It has been settled that the presi
dent will hold conferences with '
Premier IJoyd-George and Foreign ;
Minister Balfour. .;.',-
When' he leaves Paris' for Chau
mont. President Wilson wilt probably
not return until he comes back for
the opening of the peace conference, v
His movements In Franc will tie :
or the army wnicb
from Amerlcnn head, v
quarter to, on oft th channel pott.
' The members of the American mis
sion continued their work today, i le
slons begin. , They feel, they declare,
that good progress has been made. ,.,'
. . v . ..... . ,.
- AT rmn LATE HOlTU
e.'-; .;".:,.-.,.-''. 1
' Vienna; Dec. so.Havas.)
erv. Ala., was another muimm m I V i ne nniionni aawnniy ur -v
the Manchuria. H tu In command . r- -- 'trla . hs adopted a bill
of 'th 117th field artillery of the " ordering an Investigation into
Thlrty-flrat -or "Dixie division" who t' .. of who waa actually
were In eamn near- Brest when the I -f responsible for the war and pre
armistice was signed. . ' . I - mi.olng the proceeding to be
- The TMrty-firet
Camp Wheeler, Oeorgla-
v ' i"'- iv ' I taken against Its author.'.
division eralniVVa . . 'i
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