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RIEF RiGHT REE Z Y fl'TS OF NEWS A PRESENT REMINDING DAILY OF THE GIVER A YEAR'S PAID SUBSCRIPTION TO THE BEE. The Omaha Daily Bee SHOPPING IN LONDON EXCEEDS ALL RECORDS. London, Dec. 18 Christmas shop ping in London is exceeding all previous records. In some of the great commercial establishments ad mission to stores of would-be pur chasers has been regulated, owing to the large crowds. The general holidays are to be on a more extensive scale than ever, be fore. A large number of wartime restrictions have been removed and many of the food orders modified. All soldiers in England are to have 12 days leave of absence. RECESS FOR HOLIDAYS PLANNED BY THE HOUSE. Washington, Dec. 18. Democratic Leader Kitchin, at the request of members, outlined to the house to day the program for a holiday re . cess. ' He said at tomorrow's session adjournment will be taken until next Monday. A three-dhy recess for Christmas will begin Tuesday, he said, with only a formal "no bus iness" session being held on the fol lowing' Friday, when adjournment will be taken until December 30. FOOD ADMINISTRATION WINDING UP ITS AFFAIRS. Washington, Dec. 18. Paid em ployes of all state, county and local food administrators will be dis charged January 1 and all activities requiring paid staffs, including the work of sugar equalization board, will be discontinued on that date, it was announced today by the food administration. Voluntary workers and the various food administrators will remain until the national food administration is dissolved as a gov ernmental agency by President Wil son. The work at the food administra tion office here is gradually being brought to an end. The boards administering the mill ing regulations and for co-ordination of purchases for the allies for en forcement and for distribution, it was announced today will be con tinued pending instructions from Administrator Hoover, following his conference with President Wil son in Paris. WOULD PUT RED FLAG OUTSIDE PALE OF LAW. Washington, Dec. 18. In intro ducing today" a bill to make it un lawful to display the red flag in the United States, Senator New of In diana, republican, said "the red flag movement in this country is nothing less than sacrilege upon the scared memory ot our hoys wno nave given their all- on the battlefields cf 1 it ranee. CRIPPLED SOLDIERS MAY BECOME TOY MAKERS. . New York, Dec. 18. Thousands of crippled soldiers will be offered employment making toys, it was an nounced today at the annua! conven tion of the toy manufacturers of America. Material yih.jvhich, toys uuy.be made will be sent to soldiers who are unable to leave their homes. The work was declared to be light and interesting and the need great in order to fill the demand in this country. FOUR SONS WILL COMEBAGKFROM ARMY UNHARMED Mrs. Clara Bonham of Coun cil Bluffs Hears from Boys; James Promoted to Rank of Captain. Mrs. Clara Bonham, 215 West Washington street, Council Bluffs, tv! o has four stalwart sons in mil itary service, is the proudest and liapp:est mother in Council Bluffs. Every one of her boys is coming back to her without a blemish, and all have distinguished themselves. A letter received yesterday from her son, Jamci, modestly announced that he had received his full com mission of captain. He was a ser geant when he left Council Bluffs with company L boys, was promoted to secomj and first lieutenantcy for meritorious action in the field, and now, after being twice cited for bravery- and efficiency in action, has had fuller recognition of his qual ities as a leader of men by getting the next higher office. At an earlj stage of the battle of the Marne Lieutenant Bonham plunged through the river and led a battalion of Iowa boys against a horde of Huns that outnumbered them 10 to one, and turned the tide of battle in his favor. vvneii-iiicy wcic nussiug wc mti the water was being churned into foam by machine gun bullets fired at close range from the opposite bank. Lieutenant Bonham set the example to his fellows by constantly diving as they waded and swam to the hostile shore and thus escaped annihilation. Newspaper correspon dents cabled a column story about the exploit. Mrs. Bonham does not know v 1 1 '11 1 1 . wnen ner ovys win uc nuuic, uui she has heard from all of them since the war ended and is confident they will all come back safely. Chicago Air Mail Service x Gets Off to Poor' Start Chictgo, Dec. 18. An aerial mail service between New York and Chi cago began at 7:20 a. m. today when Pilot Leon D. Smith took to the air at Belmont park. Long Island, his biplane carrying 400 pounds of mail. According to schedule he was to have transferred his mail pouches to another machine at Bellefonte, Pa., but he met with delays and was forced to land and the mail he car ried was sent to Cleveland by a train. Postoffice officials tsaid that it would take several days before the service was running on regular schedule, VOL 48 NO. 158. E.t.rad stetsd-elsM autttr Mar W. 1906. it Onitia P. 0. usoV act tf Marck 3. I7 OMAHA, THURSDAY, , DECEMBER 19, 1918. By Mall (I yaar). Dally. $4.U: Suafay. 12.50: pally aad Sua.. U.H; outilda Nab. aoitaga antra TWO CENTS. THE WEATHER: Unsettled Thursday with rain or snow in east or cen tral portions; Friday fair. Thermometer Kraillnf: 5 a. m .18 I p. m 40 B a. m 88 . m 40 7 a. in .....848 p. in ...40 8 a. in SJ 4 p. in 41 0 a. m Sti S p. m 41 10 a. in 8" 6 p. ni 41 11 a. ni 3d 7 p. ni 42 l'i in 3H n p. m 43 ran if mm mm SPIRIT OF i . S. NAVY! PRAISED Year Before Normal Times; McKel vie Talks Co-Operation BY BEATTYj Disappointment Over Failure of Enemy to Come Out and Fight Voiced by Head of Grand Fleet. .London, Dec. 18. The American battleship squadron attached to the British grand fleet displayed a spirit of true comradeship throughout its period of service, declared Admiral Sir David Beatty, the commander-in-chief of the grand fleet, in a fare well address on board the U. S. S. New. York the day the squadron was detached from the grand fleet. All hands had been called to muster on the forecastle to$liear Admiral Bratty. Speaks on New York. After thanking the American of ficers and men for their co-operation, Sir David remarked that both the British and the Americans were disappointed at not having been able to meet the German fleet. He declared that the day the German, fleet surrendered was "a pitiful day to "stfe. - Sir Davfd' said lie had al ways had misgivings that the Ger mans would never come out for a finish fight and these misgivings had been strengthened by the coming of the American squadron. "I could not let the Sixth battle squadron go without coming on board the New York and saying something of what I feel at this moment of your departure," said Sir David. Showed True Comradeship. "The support which you have shown is that of true comradeship, and in time of stress that is worth a very great deal. As somebody said the other day: 'The fighting now is over and the talking now is going to begin.' Therefore, I do not want to keep you here any longer, but want to congratulate you for having been present upon a day un surpassed in the naval annals of the world." Secretary Daniels Tells Gov ernors Peace Conditions May Be Long Ways Off; Must Keep Navy. Annapolis, Dec. 18. War govern of the states, before adjourning their annual conference tonight, inspected the new superdreadnought, Missis sippi, anchored in Chesapeake bay. They made the trip to the big craft as guests of Secretary Daniels on the presidential yacht Mayflower. Ear lier in the day the governors heard addresses by Mr. Daniels and Secre tary Lane, who praised President Wilson for going to Europe. At the suggestion of Gov. Miliken of Maine, the executives agreed to discuss with their respective con gressional delegations the question of reimbursement by the federal government of colleges and univer sities which suffered heavy loss by discontinuance of student army training courses. Too Many Social Affairs. Many of the governors expressed ! disappointment that social attairs on the program had prevented adequate discussion during the conference of practical matters of state legislation and administration. Alaska will be the meeting place for another conference of the gov ernors next summer providing one half of them can attend, and Thomas Ruggs, jr., today obtained the prom ise from Secretary Daniels to pro vide a ship for the trip. Selection of the meeting place for the next annual conference was left to a com mittee which is to choose either Alaska or Utah. A year, possibly two years, will be required before the nation can re turn to normal peace conditions and "we will be fortunate if condi iions abroad make demobilization possible at so- early a date." said Secretary Daniels in his formal ad dress. Iowa Governor Talks. The navy,' said the secretary, must be, increased and strengthened to enable the United States to con tribute as many units as any other nation to an international police force, but, he added: "I look to see the peace conference put an end to competitive big navy building." Governor-elect J. B. A. Robertson of Oklahoma expressed the opinion that the trend of returning soldiers would be toward cities and that "not more than 7 per cent of the men who left the farm will return.' Gov. W. L. Harding of Iowa also urged co-operation for marketing. The "food gambler" must be abol ished, he said, and an efficient sys tem of gathering information" on the production of foodstuffs developed to guide farmers in determining when to buy and when to sell. Governor-Elect of Nebraska Delivers Address Before Conference in Balti more, Md. Annapolis, Md., Dec. 18. Speak ing before tb-j conference of gov ernors here today, Governor-elect Samuel R. McKelvie of Nebraska urged farmers to form co-operative organizations for purchasing and marketing and for solicitation of loans at low interest rates. Co-operation among farmers, he said, is the safest solution of most of the rural ecnomic ills. Mr. McKelvie advocated a gradu ated tax on land and strict land lease laws providing for proper cul tivation and rotation of crops and shelter for live stock and grain as the best means of dealing with the absentee landlord situation. "Prevention of land monopoly, adequate land lease laws, rural school development, proper farm marketing facilities, formation of rural credit societies and efficient administration are the main factors for consideration in a state agricul tural policy," said Governor-elect McKelvie. ' Better Control of Land. "Agriculture is the basis of in dustry in- Nebraska and factors which promote agricultural develop ment radiate for the common good. Nebraska's remarkable development in her young life has come about in spite of a lack of any well-defined state policy. To correct the mis takes made in the past and to guide us in future development are the two most important needs to be met by law," the speaker asserted. "Of the various factors mentioned for consideration, the ownership and control of land," Mr. McKelvie said, "is the foremost corrective- question. Land policies have been abused. In order to encourage rapid settlement in the past, land policies were shaped which made it easy for all to obtain a title to land. The home stead laws, and land grants to rail roads are examples of the system followed. Today the most serious abuse of land is its use for selfish, speculative or private interests. Non-Resident Ownership an Evil. "In Nebraska there are large tracts owned and controlled by non residents; practically 50 per cent of the farmers in the state are tenants. Mr. McKelvie believes that land ownership should contemplete home building, but tenantry discourages it. Therefore non-resident land ownership is an evil. Although the speaker thought it would be a mis take to apply fully the revolution ary processes of the single tax as a solution of the land problem, he suggested that this problem can be (Continued on rage Two, Column One.) RATION PUBLIC FUNDS TO WORLD, PRESENT PLAN Federal Reserve Board An nounces System by Which It Hopes to Preserve Sta bilitay Following War. Washington, Dec. 18. A new era in American finance "replete with new and momentous problems de manding no less serious considera tion than those of war," is predict ed in the December bulletin of the federal reserve board, made public today. Rationing of the financial resourc es of the country during the transi tion period not widely differing from that required when the nation was at war; aid to foreign governments through the medium of the banks, in addition to that which may be re quired from the American govern ment; prevention of inflation; limita tion of industry to "those lines which may properly be called es sential," and methods for absorp tion of war loans were some of the suggestions made for securing a sound economic basis for the fu ture. French People Amazed at President Wilson's Disregard of Convention Paris, Dec. 18. President Wil son's disregard of convention in going about the streets unattended and in using only army automo biles continues to cause surprise among the French people. In most instances the president travels in cognito, but the populace has no trouble in identifying him. One of the matters discussed by the president today was his pro posed visit to the devastated regy ions and battlefields. The presi dent is said to be viewing the trip with much expectancy. Poilu, Minus Feet, Pushed in Chair by One-Armed. German Coblenz, Dec. 18. A concert every afternoon by an American army band in the plaza in front of the government building here, which is occupied as headquarters by the Third armyy, is a feature of the daily life of Coblenz. There is a hospital nearby from which recovering soldiers of different nationalities stroll to hear the concerts. Among the auditors at the con cert Monday was a Frenchman who had lost both feet as a re sult of wounds. He was in a roll ing chair, which was pushed by a German with one arm. ATTACK ON EBERT STARTS UPROAR IN HUN COUNCIL Berlin, Dec. 18. An indication of the feeling prevading the congress of soldiers' and workmen's councils was given at the session today when turbulent scenes followed an attack on Premier Ebert by George Lede bour, a radical and a leader of the independent socialists. Ledebour ac cused Ebert of further counterrevo lutionary plans and called him a "shameful smirch on the govern ment." There were loud protests from all parts of the chamber and the chair man called Ledebour to order. Some delegates demanded that Ledebour be deprived of the privi lege of the floor. An uproar for IS minutes ensued, after which Lede bour was permitted to continue, but was warned against slanderous ut terances. War Minister Resigns. Copenhagen, Dec. 18. Herr Landsberg, secretary of publicity in the German government, has an nounced that General Schuech, the Prussian minister of war, had re signed. ! - AMERICANS WILL HOLD GIBRALTAR OF RHINE RIVER Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, Opposite Coblenz, Being Prepared for Occupation by U. S. Troops. Coblenz, Dec. 18. The German fortress of Ehrenbreitstein, often called the Gibraltar of the Rhine, just across the river from Coblenz, is being prepared for occupation by the American troops. Until December 9, the day after the American advance guard ar rived in Coblenz, the fortress was occupied by several regiments of Germans. Since then the fortress has been cleaned thoroughly by German soldiers, assisted by scores of women. The fortress and the grounds oc cupy more than 100 acres on a rocky promontory, which is 400 feet above the river. An American postoflice has been established in Coblenz. Owing to the recent fluctuation in the value of the German mark, only French and American money is accepted. The official rate of exchange is 142 marks for 100 francs. War Department Denies Promotions to Officers Washington, Dec. 18. Secretary Baker said today that the War de partment is pursuing a fixed policy in denying all promotions to officers on active service. .The blanket or der of November 11, cutting off pro motions both in the home forces and overseas, he indicated, will not be modified and the only way in which officers who have been recom mended for promotion can attain the advanced rank is through the inactive list of the officers' reserve corps. MILLIONS IN RUSSIA ARE STARVING IN WINTER COLD I Slav Nation's Pitiful Plight j Due to Exhaustion from I War, Says Envoy in Appeal for Help. New York, Dec. 18. Estimating Russian casualties in the world war at "not less than 8,000,000 men, of whom 3,000,000 were killed and about 1.000,000 disabled for life," A. J. Sack, director of the Russian infor mation bureau, declared in an ad dress before the Foreign Commerce club here today that "Russia's pres sent pitiful condition is due to her exhaustion from war." "She is lying in seas of blood and tears." he continued "and further, millions of her people are facing death, this time from starvation. About 20,000,000 Russians will die this winter unless the allied coun tries render the unfortunate country immediate help on a generous scale. Sacrifices Tremendous. "Russia has sacrificed millions of her sons and all her happiness to make the triumph of the allied cause possble and at this solemn moment of victory the thought of the demo cratic nations should be devoted to Russia and they should not feel any right to joy and happiness until Rus sia is made again great, free and happy. "After the Bolshevist tyranny is crushed and civic rights are re-established the Russian people will again call a constituent assembly on the basis of universal, direct, equal and secret suffrage, and the assem bly will define the constitution of the state and will solve Russia's main social prtoblems." Allies Thanked For Action. Washington, Dec. 18. Formal thanks of the all-Russian govern ment at Omsk to the victorious as sociated nations for their action in requiring Germany to evacuate Rus sian territory, is expressed in a cablegram received at the Russian embassy today from the acting min ister of foreign affairs at Omsk for transmission to the State depart ment. After voicing regret that Russia was uriable to continue in the war to the end the cablegram says the Omsk government will accept with gratitude any assistance the allies will give in the regeneration of Rus sia and declares that Russia should not and shall not remain in her present state, which "threatens the world with new and great commotions." Wilson to Attend Reception Given to Joffre by Institute Paris, Dec. 18. President Wilson had a talk today with Gabriel Hano taux, formerly French foreign min ister, regarding the arrangements for the reception to be given by the French institute tomorrow to Marshal Joffre. President Wilson will attend this function. He is a foreign honorary member of the in stitute. M. Hanotaux is Marshal Joffre's sponsor before the body. "We talked no politics," said M. Hanotaux this afternoon. "I do not meddle with politics any more." American Warship to Join British Fleet in Baltic Paris, Dec. 18. An American war- snip was oruerea roaay to xne nai tic to participate with the British fleet in reooeninar those waters, ore- serving order and maintaining the international character of the dem onstration. Senate Votes for 10 Per Cent Tax on Profits Made from Child Labor Washington, Dec. 18. Adoption of a committee amendment im posing a 10 per cent tax on profits from child labor products enter ing interstate commerce was the only action by the senate today on the war revenue bill. The vote on the amendment was 50 to 12 with democrats casting all the negative votes. Debate on this contested pro vision and two hours' unexpected discussion of other subjects de layed progress on the bill, but leaders still hope for its passage before next Monday with a view to securing an extended recess over the holidays. The child labor amendment, drafted Jointly by Senators Pom erene of Ohio, Lenroot of Wis consin and Kenyon of Iowa, is designed to replace the child labor law declared unconstitutional by the supreme court. Senators Hardwick of Georgia and Over man of North Carolina led the fight on it U. S. Delegates Advocate Sinking Enemy Warships England Acquiesces in Plan But Some Lesser Powers May Demand Distri bution of Prizes. Paris, Dec. 18. The American delegates to the peace congress have resolved to advocate the sinking of the surrendered enemy warships and resist any proposition to distribute them on the basis of naval losses. This announcement is made by those in close touch with the American representatives, who it is added, feel that such a position would result in avoiding contention and materially support President Wilson's declara tion that the war was not based on aggression or the acquisition of property. England, through Sir Eric Geddes, first lord of the admiralty, had pre viously acquiesced in the American plan to destroy the captured or sur rendered warships, and it is declared, will continue to support the United States although it is expected sonic of the lesser naval powers will de mand that the prizes be distributed. RED CROSS FUND THERMOMETER SHOWS BIG JUMP 1 Indicator on Headquarters Building Arouses Much In terest; $30,000 Mark Passed Wednesday. A score of minor collisions and wrecks and a few mud-bespattered suits and coats are incidental to the 30,000 mark registered by the huge thermometer outside Red Cross PRAISES RED CROSS. A letter written from "Some where in France," dated Oc tober 29, to the division roaster mechanic of the Union Pacific at Grand Island, whom the writer addresses as "Dear Bill." is a strong endorsement to the Red Cross. The letter is as follows: "Bill, any time the Red Cross tries to get anything, go as strong as you can yourself and urge your friends to do like wise. That is the organization that is really doing the good and great work over here. "The Red Cross workers are all girls and young women of means who have given up home and all it implies to come over here and do their bit, and they certainly do it with a grace. Open day and night and they never meet nor leave a soldier except with a smile, and while he is in the can teen they try to fill his stomach for him. If he has the money to pay for it, all right, but if not, he gets it just the same. "They know no race, color or creed and play no favorites and there is not a man in the A. E. F. that won't go to hell for them." Christmas Roll Call membership headquarters at Sixteenth and Far nam, late Wednesday afternoon. The mishaps occurred because everyone in the vicinity was watch ing a man on the top of the United States National bank building as he tried to manipulate the rope which drew the indicator upward to the desired goal, 40,000, instead of watching their step or passing au tomobiles. "If everybody is going to watch the thermometer instead of looking where they are going, you'll have to change those figures in the wee, small hours of the morning," the traffic officer threatened. Added thrills were registered when the rope broke as the indicator (Continued on Pago Two, Column Three.) WILSON SETS LONDON VISIT FOR NEXT WEEK His Suggestion Is Welcomed by British Government; Will Make .Trip to Rome in January. London, Dec. 18. President Wil son is expected in England Decem ber. It is on the president's own sug gestion that he is coming to Eng land next week. A communication to that effect was received by the British government this morning. A reply was sent to the president, wel coming the suggestion. As a result it will not be neces sary for Premier Lloyd George and Mr. Balfour to go to Paris, as it is expected that the conferences be tween the president and the Brit ish statesmen preliminary to the inter-allied conference in Paris can be completed during the president's stay here. To Visit Italy in January. Paris. Dec. 18. Unless the inter view arranged between the president and the Italian king tomorrow causes a change in the program, the president will visit Italy about the middle of January. The papal letter presented to President Wilson today by Mon signor Cerretti, the papal under-sec- retry of state, pleaded for assis tance on behalf of small oppressed nationalities, especially Armenia and Poland. The pone's letter also ex pressed the hope of a just and dur able peace being reached through enlightened action. Pope Benedict also spoke in be half of the new countries arising from the partition of the dual mon archy, mentioning especially Bo hemia. The pontiff asked President Wilson to help those countries to realize their ambitions regardless of race and religion. Marshal Foch Wears Old Uniform in Call on President Wilson Paris, Dec". 18. All Paris was talking todayof the call paid President Wilson by Marshal Foch yesterday. The great strategist was expected to ap pear in full diess uniform and wearing his decorations. On the contrary, he appeared in a much vorn blue uniform, adorned oy none of his decorations and wear ing an old for.'.ge cap. Marshal Foch told the presi dent that his visit to Francs paid thai country the greatest honor possible. Wilson Sees Reciprocal Feeling in Eyes of French President Delighted With His Reception in Paris, He Says, Because of Its Thought ful Background. , Paris, Dec. 18. President Wilson gave his personal impressions today at a meeting with the representa tives of the American press of his experiences thus far in France. At the same time announcement was made that the members of the American commission to negotiate peace would meet daily with the press. The president, in response to a suggestion, said: "I have been asked to say a few words in regard to my reception here. The reception was so tre mendous that I do not know what to say. I was delighted with it, but I was delighted for a special rea son, which is not personal. "I was saying to several of our French friends that I understood it because I saw in the eyes of the crowd just the feeling that I had for them and was aware that it was but a sort of reciprocal feeling. But they moved me very much because that, of course, meant more than mere generous cordiality on the part of these delightful people. It meant a thoughtful background to the thing which was very welcome, and to come into that sort of feel ing in this wonderfully beautiful city made a combination of emo tions that one would not have more than once in a life time. This is as well as I can put it, off hand." The Bee Free Shoe Fund "Heart of the World" XMAS COUPON This coupon when accompanied by one paid ticket is good for an additional reserved seat at any performance, matinee or evening, of this the 6th and last week of "Hearts of the World" at the BRANDEIS THEATER. 1 fi of THE MONEY TAKEN IN THROUGH THE USE OF i V v THESE COUPONS WILL GO TO THE BEE'S SHOE FUND. Good in exchanft for either SOc, 78c, $1.00 or $1.50 Seats. PROGRESS MADE IN EXCHANGE OF VIEWS Delegates Expected to Enter Conference in Spirit of Ac? commodation; No One Nation to Be Master. ; By Associated Press. Paris, Dec. 18. After four days of gathering views of leaders in France, President Wilson's closest advisers say be has seen no reason to change his belief that the founda tion of a league of nations is in separable from the actual peace treaty itself. These advisers say that the pres ident in explaining his definition of "the freedom of the seas," will re assure Premier Lloyd George that he has no intention of demanding a reduction of the British navy to a point involving the unsafely of the empire, but will emphasize his feel ing that the plan of a league will strengthen the empire. Friendly. Toward Italy. King Victor Emmanuel, who is ex pected to arrive on Thursday, al ready has been fully advised of the president's plans through conferenc es with Count Di Cellere, Italian ambassador to the United States, but the president will take the oppor tunity to make personal explana tions to the king and also to make clear Ins friendliness toward Italy. The hope is expressed by those surrounding the president that the exchanges of views will clear away all partial misunderstandings whuch may exist in regard to Mr. Wilson's' attitude and prepare the way for the assemblage of the conference with complexities removed, so that it will be ready to deal with principles and any outstanding differences of opin ion that remain. In all his conferences the president has taken opportunity to impress his views, it is said by those who are authorized to speak for him, that no one nation is entitled to as sume the role of master, or dictate representation of others. Americans See Way Clearly. There is some indication that headway is being made in this di rection and that the members of the nierican mission are now seeing their way clearly. All express the conviction that delegates will enter the conference in a spirit of accomo dation. Some undercurrents are inter preted as showing indications of re gret because the acceptance of President Wilson's points in a' gen eral way prevented some nations from achieving their own objects which might have been gained if Germany's collapse had been made even more complete. In reply, it has been made plain to those with whom the president conferred that the United States government does' not consider the war a victory of arms alone and that victory would be incomplete without art or ganization of nations to guarant.e worm peace. Statement by President. -- President Wilson this afternoon . i-- rti . "The Paris Edition of the Chicazo Tribune this morning, in a dispatch accredited to its correspondent at Washington, declared that before leaving for France I gave assurance that I approved of a plan formulated by the League to Enforce Peace. This statement is entirely false. "I ?.m, as everyone knows, not (Continued on Paice Two, Column Two.) Casualties in Air Raids at Paris During Last 10 Months ofWar, 1,211 Paris, Dec. 18. Figures are no made public for the first time re garding the number of persons killed during German air raids and I .1- - I rrt uyy me long-iange cannon, inese statistics relate to the city of Paris only and not to the suburbs. In 1914, 45 bombs were dropped. In 1915. 70 bombs. 62 of them on March 0, fell on the citv. In 1916 the enemy employed 61 bombs against Paris and in 1917. 11. During the last 10 months of the war there were 1,211 casualties from 396 bombs. Airplanes and Zeppelins dropped 228 bombs August 6. killing two persons and injuring 392. The long range cannon fired 168 shells in Paris, killing 190 and wounding 417. On last Good Friday more than Iff persons were killed. . .