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SOLDIERS TO RETAIN
UNIFORM AND TOPCOAT.
Washington, Dec. 13. Secretary
Baker informed Chairman Dent of
the house military committee today
that the War department had
decided that all discharged
soldiers may permanently re
tain the uniform and over
coat they wear when mustered
out. Mr. Dent prepared a bill em
bodying the necessary authority.
Previously the department had
planned to have the Jclothing re
turned to the government .three
months after a soldier's discharge.
MOTHER JONESASKS ,
NEW TRIAL FOR MOONEY.
Sacramento, Cal., Dec. 13. Moth
er Mary Jones, aged labor leader,
conferred with Gov. W. D. Stephens
to-day and asked him to use his in
fluence to obtain a new trial for
Thomas J. Mooney.
"I am familiar with the law in
this case," she said. "I know it
would be necessary for fRe governor
to pardon Mooney before he could
obtain a new, trial."
"Mother" Jones' interview with
Governor Stephens occurred on the
date Mooney was to be executed in
connection with the San Francisco
preparedness parade explosion, in
which 10 persons were killed. His
sentence was commuted to life imprisonment.
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fllRS. BUSCH'S PROPERTY
Washington, Dec. 13. Return of
the property of Mrs. Lilly Busch,
widow of Adolphus Busch, late
millionaire brewer of St. Louis,
which was taken over by the alien
property custodian under th alien
property act. was ordered to ' y by
Attorney General Gregory. It was
announced that Mrs. Busch had sat
isfied the Department of Justice as
to her American citizenship.
ON FLU GERM DIET.
Boston, Dec. 13. Experiments
undertaken by the Navy department
at the navy public health service
hospital on Gallup island to ascer
tain the cause and spread of influ
enza have had merely negative re
sults, according to a report given
out today. One hundred volunteers,
who have been placed under ob
servation for several weeks, have
had influenza germs placed in their
nostrils and throats and have eaten
them with their food and some have,
been inoculated with serums, but
no cases of the disease have devel
oped thus far.
Increased appetite and more vig
orous health have been the only
noticeable results of the experiment,
according to the physicians. The
tests will be continued.
SONG WRITER WHO MADE
EVERYBODY WHISTLE DIES
New York, Dec. 13. Monroe H.
Rosenfield, who wrote "I'm the Man
Who Broke the Bank at Monte Car
lo," and other songs which were
played and whistled all over the
country a score or more years ago,
died of . acute indigestion today at
his home here. He was born in
Richmond. Va., 56 years ago.
His other musical compositions
which had a wide vogue were
"Johnny, Get Your Gun," "With All
Her Faults, I Love Her Still" and
"Hush, Little Firl, Don Cry."
.Daylight Car Service
Started in Kansas City;
12 Injured in Accident
Kansas City, Mo., Dec. 13. Limit
ed service throughout the daylight
hours with practically no outbreaks
reported was maintained on this the
third day of the Kansas City street
car strike, but efforts by a federal
Department of Labor representative
to bring about a conference of heads
of the company and the union with
city officials failed.
At least eight persons were hurt
' this afternoon when a car got out
of control on the incline of the
Twelfth street viaduct, leaving the
rails and demolishing itself against
a trolley pole and a building.
Nevf Flu Vaccine Produced
x At University of Missouri
Columbia, Mo., Dec. 13. An influ
enza vaccine said to differ from any
c Hier. hitherto offered the medical
profession has been produced and is
,now being manuafctured for free
distribution to registered physicians
by the pubic health laboratory of
the School of Medicine of the Uni
versity of Missouri.
While it has not been tried on a
large number of cases, tests conduct
ed by the university medical author
ities are said to have been sufficient
to convince them of its efficacy.
Montreal Strike Settled;
Policemen Return to Work
Montreal, Dec. 13. The strike of
policemen, firemen and other city
employes was settled tonight and
the men returned to work.
The strikers agreed to arbitral
after the city council had voted to
accede to their demand for the dis
missal of Joseph Tremelay, director
of public safety, his assistant and
the chief of detectives.
While the strike lasted only 33
hours, gangs of hoodlums caused
damage estimated at more than
Police Chief Closes
- Records to Reporters
Since it was charged that a police
'officer administered the "third de
gree" to a prisoner, records at the
polipe station have been closed to
newspaper reporters. The order
came Friday night . from Chief of
The chief's orders were that all
news to be released was to come
from the captain in charge and that
all representatives of newspapers be
barred from the jail office.
St. Frisco Dies of Pneumonia.
Lexington, Dec. 13. St. Frisco.
2:01, said to have been the great
est trotting stallion ever foaled, died
of pneumonia at Memphis. Tc.nn,
BIG HYDROPLANE PLUNGES
OUT OF MIST INTO HOUSE
Two Men Crushed to Death on Willoughby Club Build
ing Near Norfolk, Va.; Pilot Loses Direc
tion in Dense Fog Over Sea.
Propagandists Reached This
Country in August, One
of Them Told Officer
of U. S. Army.
By Associated Press.
Washington, Dec. 13. Operations
of the German propaganda system
in the United States through which
valuable information for transmis
sion to Berlin was gathered at the
same Jime that German doctrines
were spread over the country were
laid bare today by Capt. G. B. Les
ter of the army intelligence service
in testimony before the senate com
mittee, investigating beer and Ger
Most of- the evidence related to
activity of Teutonic agents before
he United States entered the war.
Sent to All Parts of World.
Captain Lester declared that an
unnamed informant, now interned,
told him that the Berlin government
on July 10, 1914, nearly a' month
before the war started, called into
conference about 131 trained and
educated German propagandists,
and sent them to all parts of the
world with instructions to prepare
for the world war which they were
told was about to be precipitated.
Thirty-one of these landed in the
United States in August' two coming
on the same steamer as Dr. Hein
rich .F. Albert, paymaster of the
propaganda forces, two weeks
after hostilities started and became
the nucleus for an organization of
between 200,000 and 300,000 volun
teers, mainly German-Americans,
who gathered information of all
kinds and reported it to German
consuls and agents in hundreds of
Hale Publicity Chief.
. William Bayard Hale, a writer
for the Hearst newspapers and
formerly confidential representa
tive of President Wilson in Mexico,
eventually became head of the pub
licity branch of the organization
thus built up, Captain Lester said,
hut the army intelligence service has
no evidence that Hale did work for
the German government after the
United States entered the war.
The officer also testified that
newspapers and writers were influ
enced to promote German propa
ganda. Film plays were produced
promoting distrust of Japan and
Mexico, a Washington newspaper
man was hired to report govern
mnt secrets to the German head-
(Contlnned on Pace Two, Column Three.)
Norfolk, Va., Dec. 13. Two enlisted men were instantly killed and
two ensigns injured today when a large hydroplane crashed into the
Willoughby club, on Willoughby Spit, about 12 miles from the city.
The dead are Radio Expert Thomas Vincent Jones, U. S. N. and
Machinist's Mate Llewellyn W. Alexander.
Ensign Robert Palmedo, who was piloting the machine, escaped with
a fractured leg. Ensign David Thomas sustained slight injuries to the
back. Quartermaster W. V. Avery, wireless operator, was uninjured.
The hydroplane was equipped with two powerful motors. The ma
chine, with five aboard, left Baltimore, this morning for a run to the
Hampton Roads naval base and return. At the head of the bay the pilot
lost his way in the dense fog and mist overhanging xthe coast and was
forced to land in order to obtain his location. The machine was suc
cessfully dropped in the vter near the scene of the accident. A few
minutes later the flight was resumed, with the head pointed shoreward.
Emerging from a mist bank the machine plunged nose first into the club
building. The machine crumpled in the wreckage of the roof and veranda.
Jones and Alexander were caught under the motors and crushed to death.
U. S. ARMY READY
TO USE K
WHEN Wl ENDED
Gen. Sibert Says Americans
Were Prepared to Return
Ten Tons for Every
One from Enemy.
Washington, Dec. 13. When hos
tilities ceased the American army
was being prepared and equipped to
hurl ten tons, of mustard gas into
the German forces for every ton
the Germans could deliver, Maj.
Gen. Willard L. Sibert, director of
the chemical warfare service, said
here tonight at a dinner given in his
honor. On the day that the armi
stice was. signed, he said, plans for
the manufacture of the standard
gases were in operation with a man
ufacturing capacity greater than that
of England and France combined.
This capacity would have been
trebled in the case of certain gases
before the beginning of the new
General Sibert revealed the fact
that his department has perfected a
new type of gas mask for the de
fense of the American army which
was far superior in every respect to
any mask used by either the enemy
or the allied forces. He added that
400,000 of these masks had been pro
duced when, the war ended.
Germans Evacuate Odessa.
London, Dec. 13. Odessa, the
principal Russian port on the Black
sea, is being evacuated by the Ger
mans, according to an official state
ment received here today from Berlin.
Here's the Love-Letter
Dorothy Really Wrote
In the Story, "Who Stacks My Cards."
MY DEAR Brave Fighter: Allow me to express
myself "thusly " because I feel tonight that
you are fighting for, and against, so very many
things. For your country, your ideals, principles,
love, honor and success; against the enemy, tempta
tion, selfishness, hate, and unfairness.
That's the way I f eehabout you ; that's the pic
ture recollection turns to on my memory's wall.
Loneliness, I believe, prompted your letter to me,
and because marriage should be sacred in the sight of
God I shall not send you an answer "which would,
with yoir sense of honor, be binding. Right now we
are, moulding character, and by the time you return
we shall have changed for the better, I hope.
Life, I fear, has little laughter in it way out
there, but remember, always, that it is the sinking
heart that's sad. Smile and listen to the rumbling of
the distant drums, signaling the approach of better
days. Therein lies happiness. Remember, dear,
what wise old Omar said? "The thoughtful soul to
solitude retires." So perhaps your soul shall find its
greatest purpose while you are lonely between acts
About being true to you let me answer in the
big sense : Before we can be true ,to anyone else we
must be true to ourselves. That is the law of God,
or evolution, or progress, or whatever you choose to
call it. Right now I am struggling to be true to Dor
othy. If I fail you shall not want her ; If I win, well,
then you gain that which alone is worth having. One
of our philosopher poets has written that:
' "We sit at the loom and weave and spin;
, Thread upon thread is woven in
To the warp of our lives and they twine and twine,
; 'Till the fabric is finished, and, coarse or fine,
We must don the garment we weave, and wear -
The kind of cloth we have woven there."
We are both weaving rapidly. Let us hope that
enough of these threads of life an.d experience are
woven in by the time you return that we may decide
whether the "fabrics" are coarse, or fine, or worthy.
With all the admiration in the world for the man
who occupies the throne in my castle of hope, I am,
fondly, , DOROTHY.
Two Highwaymen Escape in
Taxicabs After Daring
Holdup in New York
at Busiest Hour.
New York, Dec. 13. Two officers
of the East Brooklyn Savings bank
were killed late today by two dar
ing highwaymen who escaped in a
taxicab with $13,000 after shooting
a detective who tried to stop them
and holding a crowd af bay with
The robbers chose the. busiest
time of the day. Entering as if to
make a deposit, one advanced to the
paying teller's window and thrust
a revolver through the bars. while
his companion covered other per
sons in the bank.-
When Daniel C. Piel, teller, failed
to "come across," as .ordered, he
was shot through the heart. His
slayer then took his turn at "cover
ing" the crowd, while his companion
ran to another windbw, forced a
clerk to retreat to the rear of his
cage and then crawled through the
From that cage he hastened to the
one where the murdered teller lay.
He thrust rolls of bills into a linen
bag and when Henry W. Coons, as
sistant treasurer of the bank, ran
forward he, too. was shot. He died
later at a hospital. "
Then both robbeTs made a dash
for the street. Detective Albert
Doody, who tried to block their
path, received a wound in the left
arm. Outside, the pair waved the
crowd back with their revolvers and
entered a taxicab.
Later the chauffeur, who said his
name was George W. McCullotigh,
gave himself up to the police. He
claimed he was not implicated in
the robbery but that he had h,ad a
pistol pressed to his head and had
been threatened with death if he
did not obey orders.
Four Divisions, U. S. A.,
Reach Rhine and Await
Order to Cross River
American Army of Occupation,
Dec. 13. (By Associated Press.)
The four advance divisions of the
American army of occupation vir
tually completed their march to the
Rhine late yesterday. They now are
awaiting orders to cross the river,
which they will do tomorrow, ac-.
cording to the present program.
The Thirty-second division yes
terday rested its right in the suburbs
of Coblenz, with the Second division
on its left. Just south of Coblenz
the two other divisions are hugging
the river at various points.
Issues Proclamation for
Bed Cross Roll Call Week
Governor Neville has issued a
proclamation endorsing the efforts
of the Red Cross and their work in
the devastated countries of Europe,
and setting the week of December
16 as the official time for the offi
cial Christmas roll call of the Red
Cross. The governor says that there
is yet work for the organization to
do following the war and it is the
privilege of the people of Nebraska
to send to the devastated countries
of Europe a Christmas message of
peace and good will.
House Votes Increase
in Salaries of Judges
Washington, Dec. 14. By a vote
of 193 to 79 the house tonight
passed a bill providing salary in
creases of $1,500 a year for each of
the 131 judges of the United States
district and circuit courts and the
court of claims. The measure now
goes to the senate. District and
court of claim judges would re
ceive $7,500 a year and circuit
judges $8,500. ,
Conferences Will Center on
League of Nations, Free
dom of Seas and
On Board the U. S. S. George
Washington, Dec. 13. (By Wireless
to Associated Press.) It is said
the presidert's conferences with en
tente statemen during the next' few
days undoubtedly will center on
questions surrounding the proposed
league of nations and the definition
of "freedom of the seas" and possi
bly also on the question of indem
nity. On the question of the league of
nations there will be discussion, it
is said, whether the league shall be
provided for in the treaties of
peace or later.
It is known to be President Wil
son's position that the peace treaty
should embody agreements to create
a league of nations.
It is also known to be his con
viction that there is strong necessity
for establishing, upon a veryclear
definition, freedom of the seas.
Point Two Explained.
The much discussed point 2, in
President Wilson's 14 essential
points of peace on which Great Brit
ain has reserved decision, is said to
be not intended to specify unqualifi
ed, freedom of the seas outside ter
ritorial waters but only to stipulate
that no single nation shall restrict
freedom and that when freedom is
restricted it shall be only a concrete
power forcing international cove
nants. -is expected that the president
will approach what may be differ
ences in opinion rather sthan of prin
ciple and that he wilt rely upon
open-minded conferences and pro
cesses" which will not involve un
It is said to be his attitute that
neither the United States nor the
other governments, should assume
the role of master, and that he be
lieves he is supported by public
opinion generally as to the agree
ment to be sought for between peo
ples, rather than governments, as
essentials tcr a peoples war.
The reduction of armaments pro
posed in President Wilson's 14
points specifies reductions not be
low domestic safety, and statesmen
seem to be agreed that no reduc
tion of domestic armaments without
international safety is expected.
The attitude of President Wilson
with regard to indemnity is gen
erally believed to be that the neces
sity for the payment of a great sum
will be justified only if based on
most careful and judicial considera
tion. The president is said to agree
fully with the entente premiers as
to the great wrongs of military
power, but to feel most strongly that
the ways of righting them must be
consistent with the objects of the
It is asserted that he thinks the
right procedure would be, first, a
careful determination of just claims
and demands for reparation for dam
age and then the determination of
the method of payment and the pos
sibility of obtaining payment.
The decisions reported to have
been reached on these vital sub
jects by tfie entente are believed on
board the George Washington to be
In determining the question of
freedom of the seas it is thought
that radical revision of maritime
practices probably will arise.
Des Moines Street Car
Company May Go into
Hands of a Receiver
Des Moines, la., Dec. .13. (Spe
cial Telegram). What appears to be
a move for a receivership by the
Des Moines city railway company
was made late today when the street
car company filed a confession of
judgment in district court involving
about $19,000, which the company
owes for construction 'tvork to the
North American Railway Construc
tion company. Confession authoriz
es the clerk of the, court to enter a
judgment for the amount of the bill
against the company. An attempt
t( collect the judgment probably
would precipitatedbankruptcy pro-ceedings.-
Seven Villages in Baden
Seek Union With Switzerland
Berne, Dec. 13. Seven frontier
villages of the grand duchy if
Baden have passed resolutions ex
pressing their desire to become
united to Switzerland. A delega
tion of the burgomasters of these
villages -will submit an official re
quest to the Swiss government that
the desirejof their people be granted.
U. S. PRESIDENT GREETED WITH
POPULAR ENTHUSIASM AT BREST
AND GIVEN PARIS CITIZENSHIf
Executive's Last Night Aboard
Ship Made Memorable
by Demonstration of
By Associated Press.
On Board the U. S. S. George
Washington, Dec. 13. Presiden'
Wilson's last night aboard the ship
that bore him to France to attend
the peace conference at Versailles,
was memorable. It was marked by
a demonstration on the part of the
personnel of the ship which greatly
President Wilson and Mrs. Wilson
had attended a moving picture show
aboard the George Washington and
when the show had ended and they
were ready to depart a great chorus
of bluejackets, unannounced, enter
ed the salon and sang two verses of
"Go Be With You Till We Meet
After the singing the president ex
pressed his appreciation of the sig
nificance of the words of the old"
hymn, especially as coming from
men of all walks of life, many of
them former prosperous business
men, who had sacrificed their inter
ests in serving their country in
time of need.
All Sing "Auld Lang Syne."
At the conclusion of the singing
the orchestra burst forth with the
famous "Auld Lang Syne," and the
voices of the whole of the ship's
company were raised to the tune
which must have been heard on the
decks of the torpedo boat destroyer
convoy a quarter of a mile off. The
president bowed his acknowledge
ments to the sailors, but he left the
salon without delivering an address
President Wilson seemingly has
thoroughly enjoyed the voyage.
Nothing has pleased him more than
the moving picture taken of him
with the assembled crew on the for
ward deck, in which the president
shook hands with everyone, frojrr'the
grimy fire room gang men to the
men of the upper deck. He has
spent the evenings at the bluejacket
amateur shows and posed generous
ly for hundreds of snap shot pic
tures by officers and men. He has
rettd the ship's daily paper without
fail and generally has attended the
:.ightly moving picture shows. .
President, Wilson has expressed
much enjoyment at the singing of
the sailors' quartet. At garget prac
tice and in signalling maneuvers he
always has been one of the most in
terested of the spectators.
Carry Little Baggage.
President Wilson and Mrs. Wil
son actually have less baggage on
board the George Washington than
some of the minor attaches of the
The degree to be conferred on
President Wilson by the University
of Paris will, it is said, be the first
honorary degree to be given by this
seat of learning. Likewise, the de
gree to be given the president by the
University of Rome will be unique
in the annals of that university, so
far as a foreigner is concerned.
When the George Washington
reaches France, the vessel will re
turn at once to New,' York with
wounded men and others of the
American forces, both officers and
privates, reaching her destination in
time for Christmas.
Mrs. Robert Hood
of Chadron Granted
Divorce and Alimony
A divorce was granted to Mrs.
Delia Hood in the case of Robert
Hood against Delia Hood, in . the
district court in Chadron, Thurs
day. Sometime ago Mrs. Hood
started divorce proceedings in the
Douglas county court, but the case
was dismissed because the action
started by Mr. Hood had the prece
dence. In the settlement, the divorce was
granted Mrs. Hood on the charge of
cruelty by the advice of attorneys
for Mr. Hood, and it was agreed
that he is to pay $12,500 alimony in
addition to $2,000 attorney's fees.
Mrs. Hood also is to get a piano
valued at $800.
Many Ships to Return
to Regular Trade Routes
Washington, Dec. -13. Ships with
aggregate carrying capacity of 800,
000 tons have been designated to be
turned . over by the army quarter
master's department to the shipping
board for return to trade routes.
Major General Goethals today so in
formed Senator Smith of South
Carloina of the senate interstate
Wilson to Be Invited . .
to Visit City of Liege
Paris, Dec. 13. The town of
Liege, where the Germans were
I.alted several days on their first
.ush into France, has sent a delega
tion to Paris to invite President
Wilson to visit the historic place.
President Poincare, Premier Cle
inenceau and Marshal-Foch will e
invited to accompany. President
President to Remain
Two Months Abroad;
Plans Few Side Trips
On Board the U. S. S. George
Washington, Dec. 13. President
Wilson will remain in Europe
probably two months, returning
to Washington, if indications
prevail that his presence is neces
sary, just before the close of the
If later he is required at the
peace table it is said he will not
hesitate to return to France.
It is known, however, that he
hopes to avoid this latter contin
gency and that all affairs re
quiring his counsel will be dis
posed of before the middle of
Invitations from Europe have
been coming in large numbers
by wireless but President Wilson
has been uniform in declining
them and trying to cut down the
number of official functions ar
ranged for him to a minimum.
He has summarily rejected all
invitations which might be liable
to construe as meaning that he
is on a pleasure trip.
It is said that President Wil
son feels he cannot forego a
visit to the American troops at
the front or a visit to the devas
tated regions of France, and
he intends to crowd his visits in
to his absences from Paris up to
January 3, when, the peace con
ference gets down to business.
During the scheduled six
weeks he will conduct his daily
business at the Murat palace, the
same as at the White house, sur
rounded by his clerks, stenog
raphers and attendants.
TO MARK RETURN
OF U.J. FLEET
Secretary Daniels Will Re
view American Armada
in New York Harbor
About Dec. 23.
Washington, Dec. 13. Return to
home waters of the first ships of the
American armada sent to Europe to
combat German sea power will be
marked by a great naval pageant in
New York harbor about December
23. Secretary Daniels announced
today that he will go to New York
on the Mayflower to review the
fleet which will be led by Admiral
Mayo, commander in chief of the
Atlantic fleet, on his flagship, the
Pennsylvania, which accompanied
President Wilson to Europe. The
home-coming fleet " will be nine
dreadnaughts, 20 destroyers and
more than 40 converted yachts,
mine planters, submarines and other
craft. The dtstroyer force, part of
which already is on the 'way to
New York, includes many of the
vessels first sent to the war zone
and some of them carry on their
funnels the stars awarded for de
struction of German submarines.
Owing to the character of some
of the craft ordered home, no de
finite date can be set for their ar
rival and it is possible that some
of the smaller ships will not get back
in time for the review, which will
give the people of the country an
opportunity to see the fighting
ships that helped materially to de
feat the German menace. Efforts
will be made, however, to bring as
many as possible of the returning
vessels into port together..
Instructions to Admiral Mayo
called for the -return of all naval
craft that can be spared. Some por
tions of the American forces, how
ever, must remain on the other side
temporarily to complete the work of
carrying out naval conditions of the
Vast Crowds Watch Landir
Amid Salutes fromWarr j
ships of American and
French Fleets. ?,!
By Associated Press. .
Paris, Dec. 14. By a unanfmo
vote the municipal council of Pat
today decided to confer upon Prej
dent Wilson the title of a citizen
The resolution proposing" to co
fer citizenship upon the preside
I says in part: , '
e wish to express our Jioma
and gratitude to the great preside;
who for -justice and right plac
America by the side of the fr .
peoples against Germanic oppre
sion and rendered possible the ma
nificent triumph which we ha
witnessed." ' ' li
The municipal council complefc
today the last details for the rec?
tion of President and Mrs. Wilso
When President Wilson is beit
presented with the Grand Go
Medal of the City of Paris, Mi,
Wilson will be presented wth I
apld brooch set in diamonds wj
doves in bas relief bearing an oil
Received with Enthusiasm.'.
Brest, Dec. 13. President Wils
landed in France at 3:24 o'clock tl
afternoon amid a demonstration!
popular enthusiasm and ' nation
sympathy such as rarely, if ever, fc
been accorded the head of a ioreif'
government visiting France. Ti
president left Brest at 4 o'clocg tt
afternoon for Paris, where the he
of France will acclaim him tomo
row as the nation's guest. - h
The landing of the president w
not only a remarkable spectacle wi
a notable naval pageant for its bat
ground, but it also marked the ftt
entry of an American president in
personal contact with Europe ai,
its affairs. ,
Debark in Afternoon. v-
Although the presidential fleet a
rived at Brest shortly after noon, )
was not until after 3 o'clock th
President and Mrs. Wilson debark'
on a harbor boat and set foot on tl
soil of France. Vast crow,
watched the trip ashore 'and t'
fleets of warships roared a salute)
the last stage of the journey was a
On the harbor boat going asho
the president was seen standing c
the upper deck with Jules Jusseran
French ambassador to the-Unitr
States, who pointed out the histor,
walls and monuments of the ancie:
' As the boat touched the pier (!
French and American guards of ho
or presented arms and the strains
the Star Spangled Banner raingli
with the cheers of the great mull
tude. t ,
President Last to Leave Ship.
Mrs. Wilson came up -the gar
plank with General Pershing. . SJ
carried s large bouquet and as i.
passed the American army nur
they handed her an American fli
which she bore proudly., . . ;
The president was the . list f
come ashore, amid great applanr
He held his silk hat in his han
he smiled and bowed his acknot
ledgements to those about and thd
masses on the walls and terraces !
the city. Stephen Pichon, Jirenf
foreign minister, and Georges Le
gues, minister of marine, joined t,
president as he stepped ashore at
conducted him to a beautifully dec
rated pavilion. Here the first form
welcomes were given President Wi
son as the guest of the French, n;
tion. It was a striking picture 1
he stood there, surrounded by 6
world statesmen, officials and get
erals. The president met each gree
ing with a smile and a hearty harK
shake, only speaking a few wor
as some well-known friend welcotj
ed him. - " '.
Responds to Address" -
As the mayor of Brest steppe1
forward, President Wilson listen
attentively to an address" of we
come and received with, bow)
large parchment roll, wound wK
the American colors, containing tl
city council's greetings, to hil
Speaking in a clear voice the pre
dent acknowledged the greetittir at
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Seems to Be Making One
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