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GIVE HIM A. YEAR'S PAID SUBSCRIPTION TO THE BEE HE'LL APPRECIATE IT.
APPEAL MADE TO
WORKERS AT BUTTE.
Butte, Mont., Dec. 23. A page ad
vertisement appearing today in a
local newspaper and signed "Work
ers' Council" appeals for the estab
lishment of a workers' common
wealth in America. The article is
headed "Down with Capitalism."
EIGHT INCHES OF SNOW
FALLS AT KANSAS CITY.
Kansas City, Dec. 23. Northern
and western Missouri and the great
er part of Kansas. Oklahoma, Texas
and Arkansas tonight havo their
first severe weather of the winter.
Numerous Texas and Oklahoma
- points a!s6 reported snow and high,
In Kansas City eight inches of
snow has fallen.
- RED CROSS ROLL
MAY EXCEED 20,000,000.
Washington. Dec ? inrnvi
mately 14,000,000 members had been
enrolled Dy ou per cent ot the chap
ters of the eountrv whin th
American Red Cross annual. Christ
inas roll call ended tonight, accord
ing to reports received at national
headquarters here. If the same ra
tio should be maintained the total
. enrollment would exceed 20,000,000.
STRIKES SNAG IN SENATE
Washington, Dec. . 23, An effort
to bring up the woman suffrage
constitutional amendment in the
senate next month was blocked to
night, before the senate started on
its holiday vacation by Senator
Williams ot Mississippi, democrat,
who objected to a request by Sen
. ator Jones of Washington, repub
lican, that senate consideration of the
house resolution be begun January
"EGGS IS EGGS"
COLD STORAGE OR FRESH.
Chicago, Dec. 23. Dr. John Dill
Robertson, health commissioner oi
Chicago, with 24 inquiring guests,
conducted an experiment in the mat
ter of eggs today.
The guests were served strictly
fresh eggs and eggs placed in cold
storage last spring and could not
tell them apart. The verdict was
that onetasted as good as another,
but that the storage eggs were a
' shade darker.
PLUM PUDDING HOT
FOR SOLDIERS OVERSEAS
New 'York, Dec. 23. Hot plum
pudding will be served to soldiers
overseas on Christmas day from 45
rolling kitchens manned by Knights
of Columbus secretaries, it was an
nounced here tonight. Other holi
day cheer sent abroad for soldiers
' and sailors by the Knights of Co
lumbus includes 40,000,000 cigarettes,
50,000 pounds of hard- candy, 60,000
pounds of chocolates, 50,000 pounds
of lemen drops, 25,000 pounds of
gumdrops and 1,000,000 packages of
chewing gum. ..-.V
FLU DEPOPULATING '
ISLANDS IN SOUTH PACIFIC
San Francisco, Dec. 23. Depopula
tion through Spanish influenza
threatens the Tahitian, Solomon,
Gilbert and other island groups in
the south Pacific according to pas
sengers of the ' Union liner Mora,
which arrived here today from Syd
ney and Wellington via Papeete.
More than 600 of a population of
3,200 at Papeete, capital of Tahitia,
died during the week preceding the
arrival of the Mora, passengers said,
and 'scores of persons begged the
ship's captain for passage to San
Frandisco to escape the malady. The
request was denied.
YEAR IN PRISON
TO FATHER OF 9
FOR LIQUOR SALE
South Side Man Sentenced to
Penitentiary; Third Con
viction Under New.
' Peter Wazniak of the South Side
is the first man to be sentenced from
Douglas county to the state peni
tentiary under a provision of the
prohibitory law which imposes a
prison sentence for third conviction.
Judge Sears in district court yes
terday afternoon sentenced Wazniak
to one year at hard labor in the
; penitentiary. The convicted man
V has a family of nine children and
has resided in the South Side for
.25 years. He paid fines of $100 and
" costs twice, and upon third convic
tion in police court appealed his
case to the district court where he
was adjudged guilty by a jury. The
state prohibitory law fixes a sen
tence of ' six months to two years,
' for third conviction.
Wazniak was convicted in district
court last week upon evidence that
liquors were sold at his place to
men who were employed by a grad
ing firm doing work at the stock
jards last spring. Judge Sears de
nied a motion for a new trial in
uistricLCOurt. A supersedeas bond
was furnished, indicating that Wai-
- niak's attrney will appeal the case
to the state supreme court.
Catholics Ask Wilson's Aid
- . in Solving Irish Question
Paris, Dec'. 23. President Wilson
is in receipt of numerous petitions
from American Catholiqs, both cleri
cal and lay, including several bish
ops, directing his attention to the
" Irish question and expressing the
hope that he will endeavor to aid in
its solution. .
Would Make Versailles
Capital of World League
Paris, Dec. 23. The foreign com-
mittee of the chamber of deputies is
considering a bill which v.-ould make
ed society of nation ; . I
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Upper Branch of Congress
Earns Holiday Vacation
by Continuous Session
for 13 Hours.
Washington, Dec. 23. Without a
record vote, the senate late tonight
passed the war revenue bill, reduced
to raise about $6,000,000,000 in 1919,
and $4,000,000,000 in 1920, as compar
ed with the levy of $8,200,000,000
tor next year proposed m the bill
passed by the house three months
When the final vote was taken
at 10:40 o'clock the senate had been
in continuous session for 13 hours.
Immediately after the passage of the
bill the senate began its holiday va
cation under the plan for three day
recesses until January 2. Absence of
a quorum in the house, however,
had prevented that oody from put
ting a similar program into effect.
Bar Liquor From Capital.
Amendments adopted include one
by Senator Sheppard of Texas, mak
ing the Reed law prohibiting ship
ment of intoxicating liquor into
"dry" territory applicable to the
District of Clumbia, and another by
Senator Trammel of Florida, pro
viding for a bonus of one month's
pay to all officers and enlisted men
honorably discharged from the na
tion's fighting forces after Novem-
The senate voted :ts first dis
approval of the revision oi the house
bill by the finance committee when
it reinserted all of the taxes on
so- called Semi-luxuries except those
on wearing apparel for men and wo
men. Later it voted to reduce the
rate on semi-luxuries from 20 to 10
N orris Sides With LaFollette.
Senator LaFollette's revenue sub
stitute bill which would raise more
than $793,000,000, chiefly by increas
ed rates and surtaxes, was lost. 55
to 6, after the author had spoken
for nearly three hours. Senators
voting for its adoption were Borah,
Groon'a, Norris, Nugent, Vardaman
On a final vote of 41 to 22. the
senate sustained its previous action
in approving the committee amend
ment to repeal existing zone rates
on second class mail and substitut
ing a rate of 1 cent a pound with
in 15 miles and VA cents beyond.
Bill Goes to Conference.
The revenue bill, which had been
before the senate since December
12, now goes to conference with
formal meetings of the senate and
house managers planned to begin
January 2, with a view to fluid enact
ment of the legislation next montn.
The senate conferees appointed to
night were Senators Simmons of
North Carolina. Williams of Missis
sippi and Smith of Georgia, demo
crats, and Senator Penrose of Penn
sylvania and Senator Lodge of Mas
Only a few scattering ' noes from
the republican side marked the final
vote on the bill. The republicans
did not seek another roll call on
the bill's provisions fixing 1920 tax
rates and no further votes were tak
en on 4he luxury provisions, rein
serted today with the rate fixed at
10 per cent instead of 20 per cent.
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'Leader Knocked Down
and Killed in Fight
Livingston, Mont.. Dec. 23. O.
M. Harvey, republican state chair
man and one of the most prominent
attorneys in Montana, died at 6
oclock tonight from a fractured
skull sustained in a fall to the side
walk .during a fist fight on the
streets here half an hour earlier,
with Postmaster J. Swindlehurst.
Swind!ehurst gave himself up to the
sheriff and is in the county jail.
by Loyal Russians on
U'lclilnrrfn Time ?1 Fiattf -
the bolshevik army on the Ekater-
i r a. j t-i- t
ir.Durg ironi m a uecibivf uauie Dy
i m rtvi r Atftval T? i e c 1 n e ni4 a-
ported today in an official dispatch
Mrs. Ella Squires Dies
at Daughter's Home in East
Mrs. Ella Squires, widow of
Charles E. Squires, died in the home
of her daughter, Mrs. Hoxie Clark,
Bclvidere, New York, Monday. The
body will ba brought to Omaha for
burial, which will be Thursday. Def
inite arrangements have not been
made.' . -
Taking Over of Cables
Outrage' by Hitchcock
Washington, Dec. 23. Senator
Hitchcock of Nebraska, chairman
of the foreign relations commit
tee, declared in the senate today
that the taking over of the trans
Atlantic cable lines by the govern
ment after the signing of the armi
stice was a "high-handed outrage,"
and an abuse of the power con
ferred by congress. Authority for
assuming control of the cable
lines, Senator Hitchcock said, was
given the president as a war
emergency, and he added that if
the president wanted to take over,
the lines he should have con
ferred with congress.
IN CASTLE OWNED
BY HON MAJOR
Arms of xSanta Claus Reach Beyond Rhine
With Large Quantities of Luxuries and
Holiday Gifts for the American Army
Proceeds to Chaumont, Where
He Will Meet President,
After Visiting Army
By Associated Press.
With the American Army of Oc
cupation, Dec. 23. Gen. John J.
Pershing, commander-in-chief of
the American forces, slept in a cas
tle on the east bank of the Rhine
Saturday night as the guest of Ma
jor General Hines, corps com
mander, with headquarters at Neu
wied. General Pershing crossed the
Rhine in an automobile over a pon
toon bridge' at Coblenz. after hav
ing entertained the newspaper cor
respondents at dinner in his private
train. Sunday he was joined at
Neuwied by Major General Dick
man, and with Major Generals
Dickman and Hines visited the
three division headquarters within
the bridgehead and other points of
interest on the eastern side of the
Rhine. ' '
Returning to Coblenz he left by
special train Sunday night for Chau
mont, where he will meet President
and Mrs. Wilson Wednesday, going
by way of Treves, Luxembourg and
On his "way to Coblenz Saturday
General Pershing was a luncheon
guest of Major General Muir, com
mander of the fourth corps, in a
castle on the Moselle overlooking
the town of Cochem. The castle,
which is owned by a major who is
still in the German army, was com
mandeered by the f.-mrth corps as
headquarters. It stands on the
summit of a great bluf rising.above
the Mosselle and Cochen and" com
mands a view for miles around.
General Pershing traveled by
motor, visiting Wittlich, the head
quarters of Major General Haan, of
the Seventh corps at Mayen, and
other points of the occupied area.
A special train made up of nine
cars preceded General Pershing
From Treves to Coblenz and on
the return trin the train consisted
of French built cars, drawn by a
German locomotive. The train was
in charge of a German crew.
Larder Supplied With Geese,
Ducks and Chickens; Every
Company Will Have
Coblenz, Dec. 23. The arms of
Santa Claus reaching across the At
lantic and France to beyond the
Rhine have brought large quantities
of sweets and various luxuries and
holiday gifts for the first Christmas
ii. Germany of the American army
Christmas packages for the sol
diers began to arrive several days
ago in carload lots and are being
distributed rapidly- from the rail
heads to the eight divisions within
the area of occupation. The quar
termaster's department and the
American Red Cross have provided
30 carloads of chocolate and stick
candy. The quartermaster also is
providing four cars of pastry and
material for pics and cakes.
Every officers' mess and every
company ot somiers is to nave a
Christmas tree. Many of the trees
were cut by the soldiers themselves.
The Young Men's Christian asso
ciation is supplying decorations for
the trees. Branches of the Knights
of Columbus with all the divisions
will present the soldiers with extra
smokes, in addition to individual
gifts and plenty of candy and chew
The arrangements provide for be
ginning early in the morning the
distribution of the packages sent to
the soldiers from home, while the
afternoon and evening are to be de
voted to entertainments of various
Poultry Supply Plentiful.
On the gastronomic side of the
menu promiees to be very well pro
vided for. While no turkey or
cranberries will be served at the
Christmas dinner, the troops will
have geese, ducks and chickens
a-plenty, as well as roast pig and
fish. A general order prohibits the
Americans from buying meats or
fats from the Germans, but by a
system of trading soap, as well as.
Germans Determined Also to
Have Good Time and Buy
Extra Supplies for
chocolate and other foodstuffs, the
prospect appears good of securing
sufficient native products to vary
agreeably the army meat diet.
The Salvation Army has begun
the baking of doughnuts at its vari
ous quarters, and by Christmas it
hopes to have hundreds of thou
sands on hand at least three
doughnuts for every soldier. This
organization is to provide gifts of
The Germans throughout' the oc
cupied area are pfeparing for an
extensive celebration among them
selves. They seem determind to
have a good time and are buying
extra supplies for their Christinas
The German weather forecast for
Christmas is: Cloudy, probably
Permit and Pass Systems to
Be Abolished Christmas
Day; Internment Will
Washington, Oec. 23. All re
strictions on German enemy aliens
except those applying to entry into
and departure from "ihe United
States and those affecting the power
of internment, were ordered re
moved today by Attorney General
Gregory, effective Christmas day.
This action was taken on cabled in
struction from President Wilson,
and will affect about 500,000 German
men and women.
It was explained that the Depart
ment of Justice would continue to
exercise the power of internment of
dangerous German enemy aliens and
that the order would not affect such
aliens already interned.
This statement was issued at the
Department of Justice:
"On the recommendation of the
attorney general, the president has
dircted that on and after Christmas
day the attorney general discontin
ue enforcement of all regulations
affecting the concduct of male and
female German alien "enemies ex
cept those, restrictions which apply
to entry into and departure from the
country and those affecting the
power of internment.
Restricted Areas Opened.
"This means that on Christmas
day the permit and pass systems
effective against these aliens will be
abolished all over the country areas
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Theories of Rev. E. H. Jenks
Cause of Much Discussion
Pastors Generally Agree as to
Causes of Influenza; Rev.
Father Judge Says It's
Judgment of God.
v Widespread discussion of the
theories of Rev. E. H. Jenks, pastor
of First Presbyterian church, has
followed publication in The Sunday
Bee of his beliefs on the nature and
orgin of the epidemic of Spanish
Preachers', laymen and physicians
read the article with interest While
a number have criticised the sound
ness of some of the churchman's
theories, most of his critics agree in
Father John' Williams, of the
Episcopal church, dean of Omaha's
religionists says: "The article deal
ing with Dr. , Jenks' ideas on the
"flu" contains many truths. How
ever, I ,do not look upon the epi
demic as being a judgment of God.
Were He to judge us according to
our merits the world would have
been swallowed up long ago. Vio
lation of law, however, does bring
its punishment and to this extent I
coincide with" him."
Rabbi Cohn Agrees-.
Rabbi Frederick Cohn says: "I
agree with Dr. Jenks as to the cause
and nature of the "flu", and so ex
pressed myself to him long ago. It
is a direct result and concomitant of
war. I take issue with him as to the
Huxley, Darwin and Spencer theor
ies of evolution having had much to
do with a break down in faith.
"I also take the position that the
beatitudes are not the highest ex
pression of justice and the senti
mentalism of the New Testament,
with its admonition to turn the other
cheek, ,is impracticable in working
out ntrman Justice. 1 .
"I sympathize with him in that
after all these years there is so little
union of the churches. We are yet
far off from brotherhood."
God Uses Natural Laws.
Father P. J) Judge, of the Sacred
Heart church, says: "I agree that
this war and its accompaniment of
pestilence and famine is a judgment
of God to chasten the people who
have turned away from Him. The
workings of Providence are inscru
tible, yet He uses natural laws to
work out His will.
."Twenty years ago the czar of
Russia proposed a world peace con
ference at The Hague where all in
ternational ' questions could be
threshed out by reason instead of
the sword. Because England, France1
and Italy protested the. representa
tion of the pope, God's highestep
resentative on earth, in the confer
ence,' it was abortive. Two decades
later the world was visited by its
Due to Starvation.
"As to one of the material causes
of the "flu" I believe it was due to
famine conditions and malnutrition
among the European masses and the
rest of the world during the four
years of the war."
Rev. Titus Lowe, pastor of First
Methodist church, in commenting on
the reasons given by Dr. Jenks for
the influenza pestilence, said: "I am
very strongly inclined to agree with
Rev. Chas. W. Savidge of the Peo
ples church: "I read Dr. Jenks ar
ticle on the influenza as given in
The Sunday Bee with great interest
and profit. I fully believe that the
doctor has struck the keynote as to
the causes of this ''worldwide pesti
lence. The writer is to be com
mended and I trust that the article
will have a wide and careful read
ing.".:..,. . vl. . -
IOWAN, DEAD HERE
IN HOSPITAL, HAS
WOUND UPON HEAD
Clayton Deeter, in Altercation
at Hamburg, la., With Step
son, Soon After Marriage.
Clayton Beete,r, age 40 years, for
merly of Milwaukee Wis., died in the
Nicholas Senn hospital Monday of
pneumonia, according to the physi
cians attending him. The body
which is at the Brai'ey & Dorrance
undertaking parlors, shows a wound
on the head. He was brought to
the hospital about a week ago, on
the day following his wedding, by
Deeter's step-son Louis Mortimer,
is out on bond in the home coun
ty, charged with assaulting him
with a neckyoke.
Mrs. Deeter, a widow, owned a
small farm near Hamburg, la. SheJ
became acquainted with Deeter
through a matrimonial tgency, and
they were married in Nebraska City
a week ago.
It is alleged that when they re
turned to Mrs. Deeter's farm they
were met by Mortimer, Mrs. Deet
er's son, who told his stepfather
that he could not remain. Words
followed, with the result that the
assault occurred. Deeter was uncon
scious in Omaha until the time of
his death, according to nurses in
Official Involved in
Zabern Affair Invited
to Leave Strasbourg
Paris, Dec. 2. Baron Zorn von
Bulach, former secretary of state
for Alsace-Lorraine, has been in
vited to leave Strasbourg, accord
ing to the Temps, and will retire
to his estate in Baden.
Baron Zorn von Bulach was a'
secretary of state in Alsace-Lorraine
at the time of the Zabern af
fair late in 1913. The Zabern af
fair was started by Lieutenant
Baron von Forstner, who ridiculed
the Alsatians. During an outbreak
several weeks later the lieutenant
cut down a lame shoemaker with
The affair aroused indignation in
the Reichstag and the offending
lieutenant and other officers were
tried by court-martial. They were
acquitted, but the indignation of the
Alsatians brought about the resig
nation of Governor General von
Wedel, his secretary of state, and
in Wreck on Wabash Road
Danville, III. Dec. 23. Twenty
seven passengers were injured,
tvo, seriously, when Wabash local
frain No. 13, due in Dannvijle this
evening, plunged down a 50-foot
embarkment near Attica, Ind., from
an unknown cause.
The mos- seriously injured, Mrs.
Charles Yarbrough. of West Leban
on, Ind. and William Baler of
State Line, Ind. jrere brought to
Mexicans Are Reported to '
, Have Slain Spanish Consul
Havana, Dec. 23. Don Leopoldo
Ocejo, Spanish vice consul at Puru
andiro, state of Michoacah, Mex.,
recently was assassinated by a cap
tain of the Mexican government
forces according to word here to
It was also asserted that there
was considerable unrest in Mexico.
Bolshevik Oelgation from
Moscow Arrives in Berlin
Copenhagen, Dec. 23. The Berlin
correspondent of the Social Demo
krafen reports the arrival in Berlin
of a delegation from the soviet gov
ernment at Moscow, headed by M.
Radek, -. ., . -
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State Board Makes Spanish
Influenza Quarantinable Dis
ease; Chamber of Com-.
merce to Protest.
Business interests of the city are
aroused over the order of the State
Board of Health, making Spanish
influenza a quarantinable disease.
Notice to this effect was received
by City Health Commissioner Man
ning and the order is now being
placed in effect as rapidly as the
quarantine cards can be put up.
It was stated at the Chamber of
Commerce that a protest will be
sent to the state board just as soon
as possible, in view of the fact that
practically all doctors agree that
this is a useless measure.
500 Cases in City.
The disorganization to the busi
ness of the city and the state is
pointed out. In Omaha at least 500
homes will be quarantined and none
of the people who lie in a house
where there is even one case of "flu"
will be permitted to go out until four
days after the fever has gone down.
"Dr. Manning stated that he would
not protest, though he agrees with
other doctors that the absolute quar
antine can have no effect.
"In the opinion of practically all
doctors," he said, "the quarantine
is useless. No other state or city
that I know of has made such an
order as the Nebraska State Board
of Health has made. None of the big
national-health organizations has
even hinted at such action. But I am
under orders of the state board. I
Absolute and Strict. '
The quarantine will be as absolute
and strict as in the case of smallpox
cr any of the other more serious
Big, blue cards are now being
printed tc be tacked on the houses
in place of the present "voluntary"
cards which merely signify danger.
After Tuesday it will be a misde
meanor for people to leave or enter
the quarantined houses.
This order is made by the Ne
braska State Department of Health.
City Commissioner Manning re
ceived a letter from the board Mon
day morning, stating that the board
has made Spanish influenza a "quar
antinable disease. This leaves Dr
Manning no choice The quarantine
will apply not only in Omaha but
in every city and town in the state.
Fine $15 to $100.
The quarantine, according'to the
state board's order, is to continue for
a period of four days after the fever
has subsided. A fine of $15 to $100
is provided for any violation of the
The only diseases heretofore that
came under quarantine in Nebraska
were smallpox, diphtheria, scarlet
fever, cerebro spinal meningitis and
Soldiers Get Furloughs.
A report that furloughs of soldiers
at Fort Omaha were being canceled
on account of the influenza is a mis
take, according to Colonel Wuest.
commanding officer. ,
"It is all news to me," tne -colonel
said. "I have been signing furloughs
for the boys to go home over Christ
mas, all day, and this is the first I
had heard of the report."
American General Injured
by Capsizing of Airplane
Paris. Dec. 23 An airplane piloted
by a British officer and carrying
Major General Rhodes, U. S. A.,
from Treves, Germany, capsized this
afternoon at Louvres, on the out
skirts of Paris. The pilot was killed
and the general was seriously in
Two Wounded "Bunkies"
Rally Each Other on
Nature of Injuries
New York, Dec. 23. Two
"bunkies" wounded in action to
getherPrivate Taylor Williams
of Lynchburg, Va., and Private
Major Goff of Princtown, N. C
of the One Hundred and Nine
teenth infantrywere on the trans
port Cedric, which arrived today.
I'm lucky I've lost only a leg,"
said Goff; I might .have been
wounded so I couldn't eat.
"Not so lucky as I am," declar
ed Williams, who, shot in the
chin, shoulder and neck, must
-partake of liquid food until he has
undergone another operation, "I
might have been wounded so I
These doughboys were struck
by the same shrapnel shell.
TO BE WILSON'S
President and Wife to Occupy
, Used Heretoore Only
by Royal Guests.
London, Dec. 23. "The Belgian
suite," reserved exclusively for
royal guests until now, will be oc
cupied by President and Mrs. Wil
son during, their stay in London.
In the years of its interesting his
tory it has had within its walls many
crowned heads, one of the latest,
but the least mentioned at Bucking
ham palace, being the former Ger
It was given its name during
Queen Victoria's reign and was al
ways known as the House of the
King of the Belgians, when royalty
was entertained here.
At the request of President Wil
son, who evidently found that too
much is bejng crowded into his
short stay in England, the proposed
dinner at Lancaster house on Sat
urday night has been eliminated.
Tkis was to have been a function
only second to the banquet at Buck
ingham palace Friday night. In
stead of the Lancaster house ban
quet Premier Lloyd George will en
tertain the president at dinner Sat
urday, to meet the war cabinet.
Those in charge of the details of
the arrangements, particularly the
officials at Buckingham palace, are
at times puzzled over the niceties of
etiquet, the result of the unique sit
ution that there will be no royal
guests at the palacu. These puz
zles, however, have been only of
momentary duration, except among5
some of the aged attendants, who
have been casting about for guid
ance. It is understood that they
have been informed that it will be
plain "Mr. Wilson" and Mrs. Wil
son," much to their relief.
When President Wilson ceases to
be the guest of France at Calais at
12:30 o'clock Thursday morning the
British admiralty will assume the
role of host. The president will go
directly from, his train to a cross
channel boat, probably the Brighton,
which is an admiralty-controlled
vessel. The steamer will be escort
ed by a flotilla of British destroy
ers, as well as ' seaplanes, if the
weather permits. The crosing will be
in charge of Vice Admiral Sir Roger
No American crews are included
in the plans for the escort. The
American army and navy will par
ticipate in the reception only
through the attaches in the diplo
inn n All I
Arrangements for Review and
Land Parade Completed
by Wireless; Smaller
'.'Lost Battalion" Head
to Be Decorated Today
With Public Ceremony
LT.-COL. C. W. WHITTLESEY
Boston, Dec. 22. Lieut. Col.
Charles W. Whittlesey of Pittsfield,
commander of the famous "Lost
battalion" which for five days was
cut off from its division in France,
will be publicly decorated tomor
row with a congressional medal of
honor for conspicuous gallantry and
intrepidity in action with the Ger
mans northeastxof Binarville. in the
forest D'Argonne, France, October
2 to 7, 1918. , '
, . . - . -
New York, Dec. 23. Steaming
home from participation in the
bloodless allied victory over the
German armada, America's overseas
battle fleet nine superdreadnaughts
with the Pennsylvania flagship oJ
Admiral Mayo, commander of the
navv. as escort, will arrive off NewS
York harbor just in time to lead the'.
great peace review by Secretary of
the Navy Daniels Thursday morn
ing. " -
Though officers on the staff I
lYice Admiral Grant, commanded ot
p.. ... ... t.
tne nome neet , were uname wi
night to state the position of the
westward cruising ' squadron, they r
announced that the returning warl
,1,1 M ca af9H n?
Liberty before 9 o'clock the morBrf
mg of the Z6.
Progress to Be Timed. "
Dismissing reports that the Yet
eran fighting craft from European
waters might anchor in the harbor
Christmas day, reforming the foV
lowing morning for the naval parade,
the vice admiral's assistants declared
that in no case would these ships
make their appearance in the upper
harbor before they had passed the
presidential yacht, Mayflower, with
the navy's civilian - chief , on .its
hridec. It was more likely. " they
said, -that the home-coming fleet's
progress would be timed to reach I
Ambrose channel in the early hours
of Thursday morning, when the ves-1
sels would steam up the bay in pa-1
rade formation, arriving off Liberty
Island, between 9 and JO o'clock.
In Wireless Communication. '1
Vice Admiral Grant had been f
throughout the day in wireless com- u
munication with Admiral Mayo, 1
members of the former staff stated, i
bu the commander-in-chief had
given no information as to the
exact time of his expected arrival
off the coast. However, messages
were exchanged completing arrange
ments for the review and for the
land parade of returning seamen and
their officers,. r
Owing to delay, by storms, of the
destroyers and smaller craft in the
overseas fleet, it was said, only
6,000 officers and men, two-thirds of '
the complement of Rear Admiral.?
Rodman's and Rear Admiral Rogers',
Dattiesnip squaaron, win marcn in-
jthe parade. - ' ? r
Ihis will start immediately alter
the naval review, probably shortly
after noon, and uoon its conclusion:
shore leaves affecting in rotation !
every officer and man aboard the re- f
turning vessels wili be put into ef ip
feet. - " S
Atlantic Fleet in Waiting. -i
Awaiting the overseas units whicb!
they will join in the great procession
up ine naroor, oi ine io,wu
men aboard the west Atlantic fleet;
Vice Admaril Grant's guardians of.
home waters, todav were miovine
leaves at their homes near New 1
York or "liberty" for a few hour6 hi
the metropolis. This fleet, including
11 battleships and seven destroyer
with attendant craft, and comprise
ing the bulk of the naval force which
operated throughout the war from
Chesapeake Bay boasts not only thft
protection of the American coastf
but the training of 35,000 men for
the battle convoy and patrol units ii
its share in the conflict sr
Though composed largely of
ships of the "old "navy" includinit
three that saw service in the Span-SVf
ish-American war, Vice Admiral
Grant's squadron will be headed b,
the nation's newest draadnaught
the electrically driven New Mexico,;
which came into port today after a
cruise undertaken to establish sta
tistics for its type of propulsion. Oh
these records, naval officials said
would be based the recommenda
tions of the department regarding
future construction along this line?
The Mississippi, sister of the Ne
Mexico, though equipped with oil
burning: engines, also will be in thi
line with the home fleet.
President Wilson Opposes ;
Sinking of German Warships
Washington, Dec. 23. It may be"
stated authoritatively that President
Wilson will oppose in the most di
rect fashion proposals from any
source to sink the warships sur
rendered by Germany under th
terms of the armistice.
Canada Lifts Restrictions
on Export of Coarse Grains
Montreal, Dec. 23. The Corn ex-":
change has been advised by the de
partment of tra.de and commerce at.
Ottawa of the removal of the re
strictiong on the exportation fro
Canada of all kinds of coarse gratO'-
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