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SOLDIERS BREAK UP
RED FLAG PARADE
Minneapolis, Nov. 24. The "Red
flag" demonstration advertised to
be held here this afternoon, and to
prevent which Governor Burnquist
last night ordered out state troops,
did not take place. An effort was
made to hold a parade but soldiers
and civilians soon broke it up and
tore up signs carried by the marchers.
PLANS LAID TO BLOW
UP PALACE IN BRUSSELS
Paris, Nov. 24. The Germans had
laid plans to blow up the Palace of
Justice in Brusselsaccording to a
dispatch to the Soir from Brussels.
In the cellar of the palace ion in
fernal machines, placed there by the
Germans, have been found close to
gunpowder and ammunition.
SUPPLY OP TURKEYS
AMPLE FOR HOLIDAY
" Washington, Nov. 24. There will
be no shortage of turkeys for
Thanksgiving, the food administra
tion announced today in urging
housewives to prepare a holiday
menu in keeping with food conserva
tion for world relief. Reports to
the administration, it was said, also
show that the supply of chickens,
cucks and geese is good.
FOOD COST INCREASE
DURING YEAR 16 PER CENT
Washington, Nov. 24. An average
increase vof 16 per cent in the c,ost
of 22 basic food commodities
throughout the United States during
the year ending with September was
shown in figures made public today
by the labor department's bureau
of statistics. The figures are based
on price quotations received month-''
ly from more than 2,000 retail stores.
Baltimore led all cities of the
country with an increase of 23 per
cent; whi'e Salt Lake City showed
the lowest increase, 10 per cent.
FLU LID PUT ON
AGAIN AT CHEYENNE
Cheyenne, Wyo., Nov. 24. Owing
to an alarming revival of the influ
eza epidemic, Cheyenne health au
thorities have ordered back into
force the drastic closing rules
which had been lifted when the first
epidemic ran its course. Influenza
iareported to be spreading again
all over the state. Eighty deaths
from the disease have been reported
to. the state health board within the
last two days.
35-CENT COTTON IS
SLOGAN OF THE SOUTH.
Atlanta, Ga., Nov. 24. Governors
of eight southern cotton states have
signed a proclamation urging farm
ers, merchants, bankers and business
men to form organizations and hold
the 1918 cotton crop for not less
than 35 cents a pound, middling
BUYING NOW URGED.:
Washington, Nov. 24. Requests
that Christmas buying be curtailed
this year, made by the Council of
National Defense in agreement with
representatives of leading industries
and retail interests, have been with
drawn. Christmas buying on the
pre-war scale, Grosvenor B. Clark
son, acting director of the council,
said last night, is "essential to the
rapid establishment of normal after-he-war
WILSON TO OCCUPY '
PRINCE MURAT'S MANSION
Paris, Nov. 24. Prince and Prin
cess Johiam Murat, at the request
of the government, have placed their
town house at No. 28 Rue De Mtfn
ceati at the disposal of the French
authorities to receive President Wil
son durinr hit stay in Paris.
The president will find in the man
sion various souvenirs of President
.'Washington, whose niece married
Prince Achille Murat. The house
was noted before the war for splen
did receptions held there.
At the nresent time Princess Mu
rat is living at the Chateau de Cham
blv ii the department of the Oise,
where she looks after several hmv
dred wounded French soldiers.
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American Army of Occupa-
lon, Nov. 224. rne uerman
rontier was crossed at several
places yesterday by American
signal corps units and ambu-
ance workers. Short trips
were made into Rhenish Prus
sia, where the inhabitants are
reported to have shown the
Americans every considera-
The American forces resting
Sunday along Jhe German frontier
spent their spare time at various
points watching the Germans oppo
site them. In numerous instances
the Germans waved farewell when
their detachments started on their
Colonel Beaten by Soldiers.
Reports of rioting continue to
reach American headquarters from
various sources. Une report was to
the effect that a German colonel had
been dragged from his horse by
soldiers and beaten severely. Be
fore crossing from Luxemburg
many of the privates told the Lux
emburgers that when they reached
Germany they would decline to
obey their officers, do -as they
pleased and i taken to task by
their officers trouble would result.
On Saturday the-Americans ob-
served individual Germati soldiers
currying red flags, but these mea
did not attempt to cross to the
American side, nor were they appar
ently in any hurry to withdraw from
America Has Saved
World, Says Cardinal
Mercier of Belgium
I Brussels, Nov. 24. Cardinal Mer
cier and Burgomaster Max, two of
the most prominent figures of the
war in Belgium, received the'Asso-
ciated Press correspondent today
i "You have saved the world," said
the cardinal, when' asked what he
thought about America's participa-
tion in the war.
Referring to the change in gov
ernment of Germany, he said:
"The new government appears to
me like a camouflage to the auto
cracy and the changes seem to have
been made according to pre-ar-
"The barbarian device that might
is right has reveived its death blow;
the dream of pan-uerman aomi
nation has been shattered and evap
orated like noxious gas jn the wind
and .thanks to God's justice right
has triumDhed and the Belgians once
more are free and independent. We
have won the war.
The burgomaster asked the As
sociated Press correspondent to
convey his thanks to America, and
Amfcrcians for the tributes ot sym
pathyHnd offers of aid from the
United Mates. .
German North Sea Coast
Proclaimed New Republic
' Copenhagen,! Nov. 24. German
nfwsnaDers report that the United
Workers' and Soldiers' councils
have nroclaimed Oldenburg. Oest
friesland. BremeTT. Hamburg, and
Schleswie-Holstein a republic. The
ranital will be at Hamburg.
The districts named comprise all
the North sea coast of the Ger-
man empire from Holland to Den
- mark. Bremen and Hamburg are
tlie two most important uerman
shipping ports and -are free cities
The Kiel canal traverses noistein.
Rhenish Prussia Inhabitants
Show Every Consideration
to Ameripans Who Have
Marks of Suffering
Borne by Prisoners
Set Free by Germans
Paris, Nov. 24. (Havas.) Re
leased allied military prisoners
continually are arriving t the
Eastern station, and all give evi
dence of having suffered greatly
from lack of food while in Ger
man hands. Among the military
prisoners -are French, British,
American, Belgian and Italian sol
diers. There are also Belgian
and French civilian prisoners who
appear to have undergone more
hardships than the soldiers.
The British soldiers apparently
were subjected to harsher treat
ment than the others and they
aroused the compassion of some
of the more fortunate ones. Some
of the Americans divided their
clothes with the British, who were
Tells Parliament Government
Will Propose Granting of
Suffrage, to All Men
of Mature Age.
Brussels, Nov. 22. King Albert,
having been received enthusiastical
ly by the inhabitants of his redeem
ed capital, today made an important
speech from the throne in parlia
menthis first utterance in the capi
tal since almost the beginning of
the war. Near the throne stood
General Pershing, representing the
American army; General Plumer of
the British army and other generals.
The chamber was filled with mem
bers and in the galleries was the
diplomatic corps, including Brand
Whitlock, the American minister,
who returned Thursday to his post
One of the most vital points in
the king's address dealt with the
question of suffrage for Belgium
and in this connection," he said:
The government proposes to the
chambers to lower, by patriotic
agreement, the ancient barriers and
to make the consultation of the
nation a reality on the basis of equal
suffrage for all men of the mature
The Seventh corps, under com-lage required for the exercise of civil
mand of Major General Haan, has
been attached to the army of occu
pation. It is composed of the ruth,
Eighty-ninth and Nintieth divisions.
The work of the Seventh army
corps will consist chiefly of hand
ling the back aera Americans.
The front lines .of the Afcerican
army of occupation last night rested
along the Luxemburg-German bor
der on the bauer river and thence
along the Moselle river to the re
gion east of Remich. The American
army will mark time until further
orders. At least three to four days
are expected to pass before the next
move is made toward the German
Withdraw According to Schedule.
The Germans apparently, are
withdrawing according to schedule.
Reports reaching the third armyo-
day were that the Germans every
where were whistling and singing as
they marched. The general line of
the German withdrawal is along the
Perl-Saarburg road. The southern
limit of the fifth German army is re
ported to be the line Sierck-Thion-ville.
Several instances are reported
where Americans encountered Ger
mans along the roadways and each
time the Germans showed the Amer
icans every courtesy. While an
American officer in an automobile
riding along the Rerhich-Treves
rc - i east oi tne juosene, ne encoun
tered German troop's marching
northward. A column of German
infantry and some German trucks
withdrew to the side of the'road in
order to clear the way for the Amer
icans. Owing to the shortage of
horses the Germans are using oxen
(Cont-nned on Fag Two, Column Five.)
GEN. W. CROZIER RESIGNS
AFTER 42 YEARS' SERVICE
Method of Carrying
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This statement aroused a storm
of applause from all of the mem
bers. Referring to the future of
Belgium, King Albert said:
"Belgium, victorious and freed
from the neutrality that was im
posed upon her by states which
have been shattered to their founda
tion by war, will enjoy complete in
dependence. "Belgium re-established in all its
rights will rule its destinines accord
ing to its aspirations and in full
General Pershing took no part in
the parade or other ceremonies of
the day, having entered the city
quietly as a spectator.
Lack t)f Sufficent Guards .
Declared Cause of Disaster
Perth Amboy, N. J., Nov. 24. Un
willingness of the, ordnance depart
ment to employ an adequate force of
guards for the T. A. Gillespie shell
loading plant at Morgan, rather than
carelessness of company officials, was
responsible for the explosions there
October 4 and 5, according to testi
mony offered here before the senate
sub-committee investigating the ac
Officials of the company began
presenting their side ot the case
Saturday. The first witness, Ches
ter A. Haines, chief of the plant's
police force, testified there were only
392 guards employed at the plant,
which has a circumference of six
miles. Of these, he said, only 130
were armed. He said the ordnance
department refused to permit ex
penditure of funds to employ more
guards or to equip an tnose em
ployed with arms.
"New Freedom" Changes
Order of Things in Berlin
By the Associated Press.
Paris, Nov. 24. It is declared
that Marshal Foch, the allied com-mander-in-chief,
has said he will
give no heed to protests of the Ger
man armistice delegates made
through communications from For
eign Minister Solf concerning the
manner of carrying out the armis
tice. This reply doubtless will cover
any further representations that
may be made by the Germans.
The Matin states that it is able
to inform Dr. Sdlf, the German
foreign secretary, that the overtures
he has inspired at The Hague are
vain and that the United States and
allied governments will never mod
ify the armistice.
Plan Submarine Restrictions.
Jlestrictions of submarine opera
tions against merchant ships so as
to prevent attacks like that against
the Lusitania doubtlessly will be
proposed in the discussion by the
peace congress of the "freedom of
the seas" question.
It is the view of leading naval
authorities, who have examined this
branch of the subject, that submar
ine operations should be limited to
attacking warships' forming the reg
ular part of a navy. Attacks would
be prohibited against merchant
ships, either passenger or frjeght,
and whether armed defensively or
otherwise. According to this view
submarines would continue to be an
arm of naval service, but their use
would be confined strictly to naval
House Confined to Bed.
This and many other subjects to
come before the peace congress are
now in a formative state as it will
be some time, perhaps a fortnight,
before the regular sittings of the
inter-allied conference are resumed
to arrange the. preliminaries of the
In the meantime none of the Brit
ish, Italian or other foreign dele
gates are here except Col. E. M.
House, the American representative
to the conference, who is confined
to his bed with the grippe. Sev
eral members of his staif also are
down with the prevailing epidemic.
The Americans have taken the
Hotel Crillon facing the Place de
la Concorde and the adjoining ex
tensive office quarters formerly oc
cupied by the American Red Cross.
This gives the Americans a frontage
of nearly an entire block, the op
posite side of the Rue Royale from
the ministry of marine.
Storm Delays Biplane
in Cross-Country Flight
Deming N. M., Nov. 24. The
Loughead biplane, en route from
Santa Barbara, Cal., to Washington
which was forced to land at Tacna,
on the Arizona desert, yesterday, re
mained there today. Late Saturday
the mechanician succeeded in repair
ing the disabled engine, but Sunday
morning the heaviest rain storm in
years swept over the desert and pre
vented resumption of the flight.
Chief Pilot O. S. T. Myerhoffer,
who with two assistants is making
the trip, today telegraphed the
mayor of Deming that he would ar
rive here at 8 o'clock tomorrow
morning, and after a brief stop for
gasoline and supplies would re
sume the flight to Peoria, 111. lhe
flieht is being made for the purpose
of demonstrating the feasibility of
a transcontinental aerial mail serv
J3I5JG.- GET" W
Boston, Nov. 24. Major General
William Crozier, commander of the
department of the northeast and for
mer chief of ordnance, announced
today that he had resigned from the
army and that the resignation had
been accepted, effective January 1.
After 42 years of hard work in the
army General Crozier said h? felt
he was entitled to a rest. In a
shqrt time, he added, he hoped to
travel in Europe with Mrs. Crozier.
General Crozier was born in Car
rollton, O., m.1855, and was gradu
ated from the"West Point Military
academy iK 1876. He is an expert
on ordnance and with General
Uuffington invented a. disappearing
gun carriage. General Crozier also
invented a wire gun. He served in
various Indian campaigns in the
Philippines and was chief ordnance
officer of the" Peking relief expedition.
Berlin (Via Copenhagen), Nov.
24. Strange are the experiences of
a traveler wno enters uermany al
ter an absence of several years.
Formerly there were many and var
ied governmental orders and restric
tions to beNobeyed. Nowadays when
you go .to a police station, the desk
sergeant win say sadly: rou are
not required to register any long
er, l ney ao not even iook at your
Another feature of the "New
Freedom" in Germany, which may
Surprise tfie traveler, is that the
private soldier no longer salutes
his superior officers. The soldier
calls his officer "comrade."
Berlin outwardly is as ordely as
ever, is but order is no longer main
tained by policeman, but by soldiers
with arm bands as the .badge of
office. The picture is familiar to
those who saw Petrograd during
the Kerensky regime.
The prevailing tone in Berlin is
still military,, but it is a militarism
of privates annon-commissipned
officers. TbeTr symbol is the red
flag which waves above every gov
ernment building and from every
automobile. As far as any partici
pation in directing the affairs of the
government, the bourgeois citizens
simply do not exist.
Hunger has set its unmistakable
stamp on the inhabitants of the
capital. Here and there hollow"
cheeks, sunken eyes and pasty com
plexions are evidence of the priva
tion of the last four" years. Similar
conditions could be observed two
years earlier in the city's poorest
quarters,, but today they prevail
among, nearly. all classes. Dilapi
dated street cars and cabs drawn by
skeleton horses intensify the picture
of misery. -
The United States is regarded not
as an enemy, but actually as a friend.
Berlin residents hopefully "recall as
surance of . President . Wilson that
America does not intend to wipe
out the German people.
Berlin, crushed, broken and dis
pirited by privations, has accepted
defeat with almost ' incredible des ;
Train on Mexican Central
Wrecked by Villa Followers
Juarez, Mex., Nov. 24. Villa fol
lowers, commanded by Epifanio
Holguin, attacked the Mexican Cen
tral railroad station at Villa Ahu-
mada, 80 miles south of here, at 3
a. m. today, and later torpedoed a
southbound freight train on the
According to ?n official account
of the affair given out by the gen
eral in command ot the garrison
here, Holguin's band, which con
sisted of 80 men, was driven off,
after an engagement lasting less
than an hour. Drawing off to the
north the rebels placed explosives
on the track and wrecked the freight
train, several cars of whjch were
burned. The southbound passenger
following close behind the freight,
was warned in time and returned to
Madrid, Nov. 23. The German
and Au'-tro-Ir.ingari'n ambassa
dors here have ceased to represent
.heir respective countries, accord
ing to the newspapers
Demonstration at Funeral
Planned in Event of Exe
cution; Grand Jury In
quiry Begins Today.
San Francisco, Nov. 24. The Ma
chinists' union of San Francisco and
Oakland, aad the Boilermakers
and Iron shipbuilders' union of
Oakland voted today to strike De
cember 9 as a protest against the
execution of Thomas J. Mooney,
sentenced to hang December 13 as
the result of his conviction of mur
der in connection with the Prepar
edness day bomb explosion here
on July 22, 1916.
Announcement was made by the
International Workers' Defense
league, an organization devoted to
Mooney s defnse, that plans were
considered today for a labor de
monstration at Mooney's funeral
in the event of his execution. A
committee will visit Mooney at
San Quentin prison to get his sug
gestions about the arrangements.
The machinists sent a telegram
to President Wilson urging him to
use his influence in behalf of
Mooney before departing for Eu
The San Francisco county grand
jury wifl begin a searching in
quiry tomorrow night into alleged
irregular conditions pertaining to
the administratio'n of justice by the
officers of District Attorney Charles
M. Fickert, as made public last Fri
day by John B. Densmore, direcor
general of the federal employment
bureau, in a voluminous report ad
dressed to William B. Wilson, sec
retary of labor. Densmore has been
subpoenaed by the grand jury.
trike Voted at Portland.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 24. Union
boiler, .akers of Portland voted to
day in mass meeting to go on a.
strike unless a new trial or pardon
shall be granted Thoma J. Mooney,
finder sentence of deatlfyn Calitor-
II la ior complicity m mc yicpaicu-
ness day bomb murders. Union
street-car men will vote tomorrow
on the strike proposal.
Wires Between Germany
and Switzerland Are Cut
. Geneva, Nov. 24. (Havas) All
telegrapHic communication between
Germany and Switzerland -has been
interrupted.' It is believed her some
unusual occurence in Germany has
caused the interruption.
Berne, Nov. 24. (Havas) Field
Marshal von Hindenburg, according
to the semi-official Wolff Agency,
has telegraphed ttie Berlin govern
ment asserting categorically that
the German army, because of the
hard terms of the armistice and of
the international situation, is in no
position to renew fighting. The Ger
man military leader added that
even operations against the rrench
army alone would be impossible.
Natchez Oil Plant Burned.
Natchez. Miss., Nov. 24. The
plant of tlfe Natchez Oil compan",
with more than 2,000 tons of tcun
seed and a large quantity of cotti.
seed cake, was destroyed Saturday
by fire, which caused loss of more
than $330,000 and was of . an un-
known origin, "
Noted Cruiser Deiitschland in
Imposing Flotilla Sur
rendered to British
Harwich, Eng., Nov. 24.
In the presence of Sir Eric
Geddes, first lord of the ad
miralty, 28 more German U
boats surrendered today. Thi3
was the most imposing flotilla
to haul down the German flag
thus' far. It included several
very large submarines and
four of the cruiser type, one
being nearly 350 feet long.
The noted submarine .cruiser
Deutschland U-153 was amoVg the
number. It carried two American
officers who had been rescued from
the American army cargo ship Ti
conderoga, torpedoed on September
30, last. The officers were taken to
Kiel by the Deutschland, which was
returning from a three months'
cruise in American vaters, and were
landed today at Harwich.
Back from 64-Day Cruise.
Another surrendered boat was the
U-139, which had just returned to
a German port after a 64 days'
cruise, commanded by Lieutenant
Commander De La Perriere, who in
1916 was awarded the order Pour Le
Merite for sinking 1 vessels. The
U-139, however, was brought in by
a first lietenant, who explained that
Perriere -was too ,sad to undertake
There is no available record of a
German submarine cruiser Deutsch-
and U-153. A German submarine,
r:utschland, arrived at Baltimore
from' Bremen with a cargo of dye
stuffs and mails early in July, 1916,
the first submarine to make the
4,000-mile transatlantic voyage. The
Deutschland was purely a cargo-
' Exploits off Newport.
The German submarina- U-53 ap
peared suddenly at Newport, R. I.,
October 7, 1916, and after a stay of
three hours departed. The next day
came reports of the sinking of tix
vessels off Nantucket by German
submarines. A Pans dispatch in
December, 1917, reported the cap
ture of the U-53 by French naval
Since August 20, 22 vessels have
been sunk off the Atlantic cqast of
the United Mates. Unly tour ot
these, however, were steamers, the
remainder coiTslsting of schooners,
fishing boats and two steam
The torpedoing and sinking of the
American army cargo ship Ticon-
deroga by a German submarine, with
the loss of 11 officers and ml en
lister men, on September 30, last,
was announced by Secretary of the
Navy Daniels on October 11.
Two officers, Lt. b. U Muller ot
Oakland, Cal., and Lt. J. H. Ful
cher of Frisco. N .C, were taken
aboard the submarine as prisoners,
Secretary Daniels announced.
Carpet Mill Workers Strike
for 25 Per Cent Increase
Philadelphia, Nov. 24. Two thou
sand carpet mill workers in the Ken-
s neton district ot Philadelphia
struck yesterday for a 25 per cent
increase in wages. They were given
an increase last spring but declare
present conditions warrant Higher
"Unsinkable Ship" Lucia ?
Last American Victim j
of German Submarine
Washington, Nov. 24. The
steamer Lucia, which was equipped
with buoyancy boxes designed to
make her unsinkable, was the last
American steamer sunk by a Ger
In makirig this announcement
today, Secretary Daniels com
mended Chief Boatswain's Mate
William Francis O'Brien of Law
rence Massachusetts, who was in
charge of the Lucia's armed guard
and 23 others for their coolness
and attention to duty. Among
them was Ben H. Glinkenke, Al
The Lucia was torpedoed Octo
ber 17 and remained afloat ,21
hours. The torpedo struck amid
ships and entered the engine room
killing four men. The other mem
bers of the crew, and the armed
guard were rescued by the steam
er Fairfax after they had taken
to the small boats.
IN SECLUSION IN
Former Kaiser Daily Attends
Religious Service Con
ducted by Count Von
Bentwick or His Son.
Amsterdam, Nov. 24. William
Hohenzollern, the .former German
emperor, has not left the grounds
of Amerobgen castle since he was
interned there, Dutch newspapers
The former emperor begins each
day with a walk about the castle
ground and then attends a religious
service conducted by Count von
Bentinck, or the count's son. The
day closes with another walk in the
gardens. The officers of his suite,
however dash about the country in
Crown Prince Hooted.
Amsterdam, Nov. 24. When the
former German crown prince ar
rived at the Zuyder Zee fishing town
of Enkhuyzen, he received a differ
ent welcome than he encountered
elsewhere in Holland. As he de
scended frCm the railway car with
a swaggering gait and wearing a
fur coat, howls of execration arose
from the thousands gathered out
side the station gates. The out
burst of hostilities seemed, to per
turb him somewhat.
How Wilhelm Held Out.
Amsterdam, Nov. 24. "How Wil
helm held out" is the title-of an arti
cle in the Frankfort Volks Stimme
by Wilhelm Carle, a socialist, who
discovered the hoard lof provisions
which the former emperor had in
his Berlin palace.
"The quantity," the writer says,
"exceeded all expectations. In large
white tiled rooms was everything,
literally everything, one can imagine
in 'foodstuffs. It was inconceivable
that after four years of war such
large quantities could be hoarded.
There was meat and game in cold
storage, sealed provisions in large
cases, white meal in sacks piled to
the roof, thousands of eggs, gigan
tic boxes filled with tea, coffee,
chocolate, lard, jelly and jam; hun
dreds of sugar loaves and endless
stacks of peas, beans, dried fruits
and biscuits. Their .value amounts
to several hundred thousand marks.
"These hoarded foodstuffs cannot
be better used than to be preserved
as a lasting memorial to our poster
ity which should see how, while
millions in Germany starved those
elected by the grace of God held
Several Persons Killed
in Fresh Riot in Berlin
Stockholm, Nov. 24. Adherents
of the Spartacus group at Berlin at
tempted rriday evening to seize the
Berlin police presidency. Several
persons were killed or injured.
"Silver Badge" Men Show
Loyalty to Royal Family
London, Nov. 24. (British, Wire
less Service.) There were scenes
of wild enthusiasm in Hyde park
Saturday during the king's review
of the "silver badge" men those
who have 'served in th war and
since have been discharged on ac
count of wounds or other physical
As King George reached the third
section, the men suddenly broke
ranks and crowded about him
grasping his hands. Others sur
rounded the prince of Wales and the
duke of Connaught and shook hands
heartily with them.
Meantime other discharged sol
diers gathered around the carriage
in which were the queen - mother,
Alexandra and the Princess Vic
toria. The men climbed onto the
footboard and the .back of the ve
hicle in their eagerness to shake
hands with the royal ladies. "God
bless you, dear boys " exclaimed the
queen mother as she shook hands
with as many of the men as she
An attempt was made to take
the horses from the carriage so
that the men might pull it them
selves, but officers and mounted po
li-e persuaded them to fall into line
rn sis address to the men the king
"I am glad to have met you today
and to have looked into the faces of
those who for the defense of home
and of the empire," were ready to
give jjp their all and have sacrificed
their limbs, sight, hearing and
health. Your wounds, the most
honorable distinction a man can
Dear, inspire reverence in your
fellow countrymen. May Almighty
God mitigate your sufferings and
give you strength to bear them. As
your king I thank you. We all
honor and admire the ungrudging
way in which you have done your
duty, that you may live long a d
enjoy with happiness the peace
which you have so hardily won
the most earnest wish of my heart."
Capital of Former Austrian;
Province Captured by Be- j
sieging Force After
Copenhagen, Nov. 24.
Polish troops yesterday cap
tured Lemberg, the capital of
Galicia, and its environs, ac
cqrding to the Polish tele
graph bureau at Cracow.
There has been heavy fighting in,
and about Lemberg since early N04
vember, when Ukrainian troops cm
tered Galicia and captured the city;
by surprise. Polish forces immedn
ately began a siege and in the fighN
ing it has been reported that much
damage was done to important
buildings in Lemberg. !
Mackensen Reaches Berlin, '
Amsterdam, Nov. 24. Field Maw
shal von Mackensen, the former"
German commander in Roumanian
arrived at Berlin Thursday with his
staff according to a Berlin dispatch'
to the Rhenish Westphalian Ga-
zette. The German troops returning
with him met Qsecho-Slovak forces ;
at Sillein, Noravia, and were unable
to continue the journey by way of
Oderberg and were forced to with
draw from Austria by way of Vienna;
Threaten Separation. '
Berlin, via Copenhagen, Nov. 24.
The movement to withdraw from
Germany and create a separate re
public is. gaining .ground rapidly in
the Khineland, according to reports
from Cologne to the socialist Vor
waerts. The movement finds strong:
support on the part of the clericals
as a result of the Prussian govern- -
ment's announcement of its intention
to disestablish the church.
Herr Theodore Wolff declares it
the Tageblatt that all south Ger
many is dissatisfied with conditions
in Berlin and is beginning to con-,
sider the question of leaving the
capital to tis fate. He -points tit
that the reported Polish aggression
against the eastern borders of Ger
many may have fatal consequences
in regard to the provisioning of
Count Reventlow in the Taget .
Zeitung takes the same standpoint
declaring that only a speedy pre
liminary peace can prevent a catasi
Miners Threaten Strike;
Berlin Coal Supply Menaced
Berlin, (Via Copenhagen), Nov.
24. The Silesian coal miners ar
demanding a six-hour work day and
30 marks as the daily wage and are
threatening a strike, which with the
existing transportation difficulties,
would menace Berlin's coal supply.
I he only way to prevent the uttef
dissolution of Germany, declares
Theodore Wolff in the Tageblatt, is
for the government to abandon its
amateur politics and close the peace
preliminaries. I his would be terri
bly costly, Herr Wolff says, feut it
is the only way to save the state.
Railroad Workers Favor
voring government ownership of
railroads and expressing regret at
the resignation of William G. Mc-
Adoo, as director general of rail
roads were adpoted unanimously atj
the session of the American FedeM '
ation of Railroad Workers here Saw
Officers elected include H. F
Richardson, Chicago, grand presM
dent; R. H. Grimes, Marshelltowiij
la., first vice president, and M. Rt
Hanna, Toledo, third vice president
Former Omaha Attorney
Kills Mississippi Lawyei
Macon, Miss., Nov. 24. John Aj
Moore, formerly an attorney of
Omaha, shot and killed George
Richardson, a prominent attorney of
this civ, in a duel in Moore's of
fices here today. Moore was slight
Moore, who came here about a.
year ago, is said to be wealthy.
Richardson leaves a widow and two
daughters! No cause has been givenj
for the shooting.
Miss Hall Made Chief of
Red Cross, Nursing Forcei
Washington, 'Nov. 24. Appoint t
ment of Miss Carrie M. Hall of
Nashua, N. H., as chief of the ,
American Red Cross nursing farce
in France, succeeding Miss Julia
Stimson, who has been chief nurse
of the American expeditionary
froces, was announced today at the
Red Cross headquarters here..Miss(
Fall is at present chief of the ori
ganizniion's nursing forces in Grea '
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