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FREEZES TO DEATH
; WHILE HUNTING CATTLE.
Cottonwood Falls. Kan., Dec. 25.
The body of Harley Crocker, an
attorney of Cedar Rapids, la., was
found in a pasture near Cottonwood
Falls Monday afternoon, according
to information reaching here to
; right. Crocker, who had been visit
ing at the home of his brother, was
frozen to death while searching for
cattle during a blizzard in that lo
EDUCATOR DROPS DEAD
.WHILE WAITING FOR TRAIN.
Princeton, N. J., Dec. 25 William
Addison Hervey, professor of Ger
man at Columbia university, died
on the platform at Princeton Junc
. tion while waiting for a train to
night. He had been spending the
day visiting- in Princeton and left
town apparently in good health. He
was about 60 years old.
JEWISH BOARDAPPEALS ,
FOR WELFARE WORKERS.
New York, Deo. 25. The Jewish
.'welfare board today issued a nation
wide appeal for mm and women
welfare Workers, teachers and enter
tainers, to serve American troops
not only at camps here and abroad,
but on the transports and trains
bringing them home. The, workers
wilj undergo a brief period of train
ing tn this city.
In issuing the appeal, Col. Harry
Cutler, chairman ot the board, de
clared that the signing of the ar
tmstice touna us greatly unuer-
manned" and that "the needs of
C peace an as great as those of war"
as the board ''must interest itself in
the readjustment of thousands of
boys, who during their absence from
civilian life, have fallen out of step."
IN PARIS TONED DOWN.
- Paris, Dec. 25 The victory Christ
mas celebration in Paris varied little
from that of the Christmas days
during the war. The authorities
Maintained the baa on the traditional
midnight supper on the ground that
it was a mere waste of food and
lighting material which could ill be
spared at present.
There were scores of promenaders
along the boulevards, among them
many American soldiers and British
colonial men on leave, but such
revelry as developed was of the most
subdued order. The American mili
tary clubs, hospitals and other in
stitutions all carried out the Christ
mas festivities they had arranged.
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IN BONUSES AT CHICAGO.
Chicago, Dec. 25. Ten million
, dollars tin Christmc.. bonuses were
given to employes by their employ
era this yuletide according to esti
mates made public today by the Chi
cago Association of Commerce. This
it is stated is the greatest sum ever
distributed in this city in 'the form
of holiday bonuses and the number
of concerns sharing their prosper
ity with their employes was greater
FRENCH BANKS' LOOT.
; Paris, Dec. 25. The Germans
Jiave returned stocks taken from
the banks in northern France,
amounting approximately to 6,000,
Several safes, weighing from 5 to
7 tons each, which the Germans
did not open and are now in Brus
sels, will be brought back shortly
Former Ambassador Declares
Russian Problem Up to
v Allies; Not for Giv
ing Up Kaiser.
Paris, Dec. 25. "All the bellig
' . erents have accepted President Wil
son's H points and the only ques-
tion to be discussed is their inter
pretation," said Count -von Bern
storff, formerGerman ambassador
to the United States, in giving his
. opinion of what Germany's attitude
would be at the peace conference,
according to the Geneva correspon
'"''' tn f th Matin.
v.. "Germany," declared the count,
I Twill keep to tne presidents uro-
-v an ethnical group the right to dis
pose of itself."
Asked if he thought the presi
dent's program would furnish the
basis for a lasting peace, Count von
Bernstorff shrugged his shoulders.
-"This is the only one which Can
. be propored at present," he added,
- "and the attempt must be made to
' apply it At any rate,, we shall sup
port it." ...
When he was asked by the cor
respondent what attitude Germany
would adopt toward the east, he
V "All the questions concerning
the new states which have sprung
up on the Russian frontier are the
: affairs of the allies. Let them dis
entangle 'things as best they , can.
We wash our hands of Russia. v e
"are content to safeguard as far as
; '"- possible the integrity of our ter-
ritory, consulting at the same time
the will of the populations."
-.' Asked about the white book which
Carl "autsky is said to be prepar
' ing in Berlin, Count von Bernstorff
.' t ... . . . ...
"I don t thinK tne dook win re
, ' veal the individual responsibilities
of the ' persons who directed Ger
many in 1914. . It will rather show
the collective faults of the regime.
"I donot favor handing over the
kaiser to the allies. A sovereign is
not responsible for the. policy of his
Frank Glynn, Home on Christ
mas Visit, Found Murdered
Following Holdup; Glieves
Killed After Crap Game.
Two men were murdered in Oma
ha Christmas day.
RobLers tried to hold up Frank
Glynn of Topcka, Kan., at Sixteenth
and Cuming streets early yesterday
mornin3 and shot him as he tried
Walter Glieves, colored, was shot
by Will Thomas, alias Clark, follow
ing a crap game at 2721 R. street,
, Frjfnk Glynn came to Omaha from
Topeka, Kan., to visit his father, W.
s. Glynn, 3612 Jones street.
Police say he was shot in the left
breast by highwaymen while run
ning) when the robbers attempted
to liold him up. A watch, a dia
mond ting and some money were
found in his pockets and a diamond
'ing still remained on one linger.
Frozen Body Found.
Glynn's partly frozen body -was
found by Miss Marie Melcher,
Western Union Telegraph company
employe, at 6:60 a. m., as she trans
fcfred street cars, directly in front
if the Swanson undertaking estab
lisnment, lots mmtng street. ne
told a street car crew who notified
the oolice. '
Glynn with M. E. Anderson of
Irvington, Neb., William Bruce, Sun
shine apartments, Seventeenth and
California streets, and another man
whose name is said to be Peterson,
spent Christmas Eve in a soft drink
parlor at 1302 Douglas street.
Ihey remained till 1Z:3U, when
the four hired a cab in which they
rode about the city till about 2:30.
Leave Drexel Cafe.
Following the ride, the four "went
to the Drexel cate, sixteenth and
Webster streets, where they were
supposed to have an engagement
with some friends.
' According to the stones told by
Bruce and Anderson, the party left.
the cafe about half an hour later
Peterson starting south on Six
teenth and the others north.
Glynn was in the lead. As they
neared Sixteenth and Cuming
streets, two nen stepped out and
commanded them to hold up their
Glynn started to run and one of
the robbers fired three shots after
rem. ine robber tnen returned and
helped his partner search Bruce and
Talks With Watchman.
A watchman at the Linseed Oil
company says that Glynn called
there about 4 o'clock and asked
how to reach Fourteenth and Doug
las streets. The watchman asserts
Glynn appeared to have been drink
ing. He probably wandered about
after being shot.
The police believe that the man
who killed Glynn is the one who has
been holding up drug stores and
Detectives learned early this
morning that someone living at the
Reio hotel, 1607 Cuming street,
saw the holdup but did nof notify
the police. The case was deeply
mystifying until Glynn's companions-
were found and the story of
the holdup was revealed.
Glynn came to Omaha six days
ago to spend Christmas with his
father, W. S. Jones, 3612 Jones street.
According to the father, Glynn had
$100 with him when he arrived. He
told the police that his son had been
"more or less" intoxicated since his
arrival. He attributes his son's visit
and his continual intoxication to a
quarrel with y his wife.
The dead man ts 34 years of age.
He formerly was an expressman on
the South Side. Two brothers, a
sister ann tne latner are tne sur
(Continued on Pare Two, Column Three.)
WILSON ASSURES AMERICAN TROOPS
HE FINDS GREAT ALLIED CHIEFS
NOW IN PERFECT AGREEMENT
J. WILBUR CHAPMAN
occupied the pulpit from 1900 to
1903. The body will be buried at
Woodlawn, N. Y.
Dr. Chapman was born in Rich
mond, Ind., June 17, 1859, and was
educated at Lake Forest university
aim at me J-anc meoiogicai ssmi-
nary. He was ordained into the
Fresbyterian ministry in 1882.
CHAPMAN WAS SCHEDULED
FOR ADDRESS IN OMAHA.
"He was one of the sweetest evan
gelists in the country and one of my
closest personal friends," said Dr.
E. H. Jenks, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church last night when
informed of the death of Dr. Chap
man in New York.
"I received a letter from him with
in the past two days, and am much
shocked to hear of his death.
'He was moderator oi the general
assembly of the Presbyterian church
in the United States up to Mav 1
of this year, when he was succeeded
by Kev. J. rank Smith. D. D.. of
Dallas, Tex. His death will not af
fect the policies of the church, which
will go on as before, though his lo s
win De keenly telt.
ror some time Dr. Chamnan lias
been, connected with the New Era
movement for bigger things in the
churches of the countrv. and was to
have spoken here February 19 and
20 in connection with this, move
ment, which we expect, will bring
between 2,000 and 3,000 men from
surrounding states, to Omaha."
U. S. battleship Fleet Arrives
Off the Ambrose Channel
Lightship; Will Enter
N. Y. Harbor Today.
DIES INNEW YORK
Rev. Dr. J. Wilbur Chapman,
Noted Evangelist, Expires
After Third Operation
New York, Dec. 25 The Rev. Dr.
J. Wilbur Chapman, noted as an
evangelist, died here today. He was
operated upon a few days ago.
He was moderator of the gen
eral assembly of the Presbyterian
church in the United Statesfrom
May 1, !917, to May 1, 1918, being
succeeded by Rev. J. Frank Smith,
DD., of Dallas, Tex.
Dr. Chapman's operation, per-
iormed on Monday, was his third
within two years for gallstones. He
showed slight improvement Mon
day, but yesterday there was a turn
for the worse.
Dr. Chapman is survived by. his
widow and a daughter, Mrs. Fred E.
Under, of this city.
Funeral services will be held Sun
day at the Fourth Presbyterian
church here, where Dr. Chapman fciate the seasonal greetings received
New York, Dec. 25. Ten great
battleships, the vanguard of Ameri
ca's overseas armada, returning to
home shores after 18 months ser
vice in European waters, dropped
anchor this afternoon off bandy
They will enter the harbor to
morrow in triumphal procession
and under the shadow of Liberty's
statue, pass in review before Sec
The titans of the sea, leading
scores of smaller craft in the race
for the home land, reached Ambrose
channel lightship at 3 o'clock this
They were headed by the super
dreadnaught Pennsylvania which,
Admiral Henry T. Mayo aboard,
convoyed President Wilson's ship
to the coast of France.
Exchange Greetings by Wireless
The first word that the battlefleet
was about to enter home waters was
received here shortly after mid
night today, when the Despatch,
the yacht from. whose mast now
flies the flag of Vice Admiral A. W.
Grant, picked up a wireless message
from the Pennsylvania.
This message,-signed by Admiral
Mayo, commander-in-chief, express
ed to the officers and men f the
home fleet tile Christmas greetings
of thousands of sailor men return
ing from war duty.
A few minutes later the radio ap
paratus on the Despatch crackled
out this message:
"The commander" of battle force
No. 1, and the officers and men of
battle force No. 1, sincerely appre-
By Associated Press.
Chaumont, Dec. 25. In his ad
dress to the American -soldiers to
day, President-Wilson said that he
did not find in the hearts of the
great leaders with whom he was
co-operating any difference of prin
ciple or of fundamental purpose.
Addressing the troops, General
"Mr. President and fellow sol-
H fliers: We are gathered here today
to do honor to the commander of
our armies and navies. For the
first time an American president
will review an American army on
foreign soil; the soil of a sister re
public, beside whose gallant troops
we have fought to restore peace to
"Speaking for you and your com
rades I am proud to declare to the
president that no army has ever
more loyally or more effectively
served its country, and none has
ever fought in a nobler cause.
" "You, Mr. President, by your con
fidence and by your support have
from the commander-in-chief.j In
return the commander of battle
force No. 1, and the officers and men
of his command wish a Merry
Christmas and Happy New Year to
the homecoming overseas forcesi"
Ordered to "Loaf" on Way. '
Outdistancing the destroyers and
smaller craft which left for home
with them, the ten battleships re
ported by wireless two days ago that
they could steam into New' York on
Christmas day. They were ordered,
however, to "loaf" along as their re
ception was planned 1or Thursday.
But "loaf" as they might, the
great craft could not forever put
off the moment when they would
reach these shores, and this after
noon they came to anchor about 40
miles from Battery park. At once
two ocean iugs, loaded to the rail
with Christmas letters, raced down
Ambrose channel and, delivering
their cargo, added a real touch of
home to a Christmas spent on the
sea with New York almost in sight.
Besides the Pennsylvania, the fleet
comprises , the New York, flagship
with Vice Admiral Hugh Rodman,
the Texas. Nevada, Arkansas, Flor
ida and Wyoming, all of division
No. 9, the Utah, flagship of division
6. with Vice Admiral Thomas S.
Rodgers, and the Oklahoma and
Arizona, of ihe same division.
To New York falls the honor of
acclaiming for the whole nation the
homecoming fleet and it is predicted
that the review and land parade to
continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
made the success of our army, and
to you, as our commander-in-chief,
may I now present the nation's
Speech of the President.
In replying, President Wilson
"General Pershing and fellow com
rades: I wish that I could give to
each of you the message that I
know you are longing to receive
from those at home who love you.
I cannpt do that, but I can tell you
how everyone has put his heart into
it as you have done your duty and
something more. You have done
yonr duty, and you have done it
with a spirit which gave it distinc
tion and glory.
Insists Upon High Purpose.
"And now we are to hail the fruits
of everything. You conquered,
when you came over, what you came
over for and you have done' what
it-was appointed for yon to do. I
know what you expected of me.
Some time ago a gentleman from
one of the countries with which we
are associated was discussing with
rue the moral aspects of this war,
and I said that if we did not insist
upon the high purpose which we
have accomplished the end woul?
not be justified.
"Everybody at home is proud of
you and has followed every move
ment of this great army with con
fidence and affection.
"The whole people of the Unitcti
.States are now .aiting to welcome
you home with an acclaim which
probably has . never greeted any
other army, because our country is
like this country, we have been so
proud of the stand taken, of the
purpose for which this war was en
tered by the United States.
"You knew what we expected of
you and you did it. I know what
you and the people at home ex
pected of me; and I am happy to
say, my fellow countrymen, that I
do not find in the hearts of the great
leaders with whom it is my privi
(C'ontinurd on Page Two. Column Six.)
WITH TROOPS ON
GUARD IN BERLIN
Seize Money Claimed for Pay;
Chancellor and Ministers
Arrested But Released
Orphans and Newsies of
Gotham. Guests of Sailors!
by Leaving Hospital
New York, Dec. 25. Theodore
Roosevelt celebrated Christmas
day by leaving Roosevelt hospital,
where for two months he had been
undergoing treatment for sciatic
rheumatism. After distributing
gifts to hospital employes and pa
tients, the colonel and Mrs. Roose
velt went by automobile to their
home in Oyster Bay, where he
played Santa ,Claus for his grand
children. "Bully!" he snapped, in reply to
questions as to how he felt "I
am delighted with the treatment
Dr. John H. Richards iaid he
had thoroughly examined his pa
ticnt and that, by exercising care,
the colonel should be able to re
sume his normal duties within two
months v..'.' . '
Taken on Motor Trucks, to
Giant Liner Leviathan
Where Santa Claus
Does the Rest.
New Yorlc, Dec. 25. Orphaned
children of New York City and Ho
bokenjv little folks at whose homes
financial circumstances made Christ
a slim affair.-and "newsies" from the
Hoboken streets nd New Jersey
terminals numbering in alT more
than, 1,200, wexe the guests today
at a real' Christmas "party held on
board the American steamship Le
viathan. Thes hosts were the 1,500
or more sailors who make up the
operating personnel of the ship.
The expense was borne by them, and
it Was all planned and arranged for
during the liner's recent voyage
home with 8,500 soldiers and sailors.
This reception was the first of a
public nature held on the ship since
the flag of Germany was lowered
on the 52,000 ton vessel one. year
ago last April and her teutonic
name, Vaterland, changed to the one
it now bears,
The children were from various
orphan asylums with no restriction
as to color or religion.
Automobiles driven by army and
navy tr?nsport men and women
picked up the youngsters at the
doors of the institutions and trans
ported theni to the ship taking
them home again after they had
been bounteously supplied with good
things to eat and with gifts.
After the dinner Santa Claus ap
p.ared in the disguised person of
Chief Electrician Costello. A blast
from a buglcSnnounced the arrival
of his launch alongside. The guari
of honor was drawn up, and he was
"piped over the side" in regulation
naval style, and escorted to the
dining hall with all the deference
that would be paid to a visiting ad
miral ' .
Santa Claus task was cut out for
him. He fiund awaiting his arrival
at the foot of the tree a cargo of
gifts of tie kind children dehght in.
There was a toy fas-every girl and
boy present and in addition a half
pound box of candy. Then came a
visit by all tQ the winter garden of
the ship, to witness t half-hour en
tertainment of motion pictures and
a puppet show. . ,
' Paris, Dec. 25. Detatils of a
clash between sailors and govern
ment troops in Berlin on the night
of December 23-24 are given in a
Berlin dispatch received by way cf
Berne. Efforts were made in vain
to induce the marines ttf'lCavT Ber
lin, and especially the castle where
they have established themselves
from the beginning of the revolu
tion. They were informed that they
would not receive their pay if they
did not leave the castle.
The marines eventually occupied
military headquarters after sending
a delegation to the military com
mander of Berlin, demanding that
80,000 marks be paid to them. A:
the same time a detachment of mar
ines attacked the soldiers occupying
the university buildings. In an ex
change of machine gun fire three
marines were killed and four wound
ed. Later a delegation was sent to the
'chancellor's place to discuss the sit
uation with Chancellor Ebert, Ricn
ard Barth, secretary of the inde
pendent social democrat party, and
Herr Landsberg, socialist member
cf the reichstag. The marines put
these men under arrest, but after
e long discussion they release!
them. The Berlin commander aho
was arrested and the amount ot
money alleged to be due the marines
U. S. A. Christmas Tree
Novel Spectacle for
Natives of Coblenz
Coblenz, Dec. 25. Coblenz saw
its first illuminated Christmas tree
tonieht. It was set Un in tire plaza
along the Rhine directly in front i
the headquarters of the Third army.
The tree, which was 40 feet high,
was decorated' with red, white and
blue ribbons and was trimmed by
army nurses. It was placed in posi
tion by members of the Thirty
Red, white and blue incandescent
lights covered the tree, at the base
of which in letters three feet high
was the insignia of the Third army.
The electricity was furnished by a
portable plant brought hereby the
When darkness fell th,e tree was
lighted up and the band of the
eventy-third field artillery gave a
concert. Germans assembled in
great numbers and apparently
greatly enjoyed the unusual sight.
200,000 French Prisoners
Still Remain in Germany
Paris, Dec. 25. Two hundred and
seventy-five thousand French pris
oners have returned from Germany.
There still remains in Germany 200,.
000 Frenchmen, a large number of
whom are already homeward bound.
Wounded Soldiers Enjoy
Christmas Hospitality of
Omaha Canteen Workers
Men from Overseas, Homeward Bound, fentertained at Ath
letic Club, Theaters and Hostess House ; Sick Given
Special Attention ; Say This City Best Place
to Stop on Transcontinental Trip. .
"Next to home, Omaha's the best
place in the world to spfjid Christ
mas!" This is the "yerdict" of 2,700 men
in khaki stationed at local posts;
several additional hundred discharg
ed men, who passed through the
city en. route home from canton
ments, and half a hundred wounded
overseas men, en route to the Let
terman reconstruction hospital in
Three hundred Fort Omaha men
were entertained at Christmas din
ner in the Omaha Athletic club;
three times that number in Omaha
homes famed for their hospitality.
These dinner invitations came
through the war camp community
The homeward-bound men were
guests of Omaha Red Cross canteen
corps at the Union station hostess
house. The overseas men were
driven downtown by the Red Cross
i motor corps, given a splendid din
ner at the Athletic club and treated
to the Orpheum and Boyd theaters.
Sick Given Care.
The litter cases, men too sick to
be taken downtown, were given at
tentioli by Red Cross nurses in the
hospital ward in connection with
the hostess house. Mrs. A. F. Leer
makers, Mrs. L. L. Blissard and
Miss Annie Andrews of the" Visit
ing Nurse association were in
"I know you will give these
wounded men real Christmas cheer,"
was the' telegram Mrs. Luther
Kountze, commandant of the can
teen corps, received from Gardner
Morris, canteen director for the
central division in Chicago. And
A beautifully-illuminated Christ
mas tree, jaden with gifts for each
man in uniform who stopped in the
canteen; music, piano, victrola, and
vocal; good things to eat, sand
wiches, coffee, doughnuts, pie and
individual boxes of home-made can
dies decorated with the Red Cross
insignia: pretty., girls to. chat with:
cigars, cigarettes, cards, dominoes.
chess and plenty of books and mag
azines to read all these were pro
Soldiers' Sisters Help.
"This is the best place I've struck
from Ozden, Utah, to Lamp Mor
risou. Va.. and half way back across
the continent again," exclaimed
Hiram Lautter. Lautter entertained
the soldiers with jazz music most of
the evening while awaiting a west
Among the girls who extended
Christmas cheer to the men in uni
form were Misses Gwendolyn Wolfe.
who has one brother. Dudley, in the
Foreign Legion and another, Clif
ford, who was a German prisoner of
war; Beatrice Cornell, whose sister,
Helen, is a Red Cross canteen wort
er overseas; Marjorie Christie. Sid
ney-Stebbins, Mary Marston, Eloise
West, Elizabeth and Dell Kern
Clara Helms, and Louise, Irene and
Esther Cotter, chaperoned by Mr.
and Mrs. Edwin Piatt.
Mr. and Mrs. Dick Stewart and
Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Baldrige as
sisted Mr. and Mrs. Luther Kountze
in marshaling the overseas men fdr
the trip downtown. ,
All clubs. Army and Navy,
Knights of Columbus and Y. M. C
A., kept open house and had some
one on hand to extend greetings to
soldiers who dropped in for a few
moments during the day.
Rhine Excursion Trips
Planned for American
Troops While on Leave
With the American Army on the
Rhine, Dec. 25. Excursion trips
on the Rhine, requiring three to
five days, have been planned by
the American Third army for
officers and men on leave. Ar
rangements are. complete for re
quisitioning three large river
boats, each with accommodation
for from 300 to 400 men.
The plans also provide for short
vacation trips to begin soon and
for this purpose a fleet of 10 to 15
steamers has been requisitioned.
Clarkson Hospital Nurses
Sing Carols For the Sick
Especial Holiday Program
Continues During Day; Ne
braska Soldier Object
of Special Attention.
Patients in Clarkson hospital long
will remember Christmas day of
Awakened at 6 a. m. by a chorus
of white-clad nurses singing Christ
mas carols on every floor, an un
usual holiday program was carried
out throughout the day. 1
Lighted Christmas trees, greens
and holly were placed in the chil-
dren's ward and on the "flu" floor,
with gifts for each child and for each
of the patients in the hospital.
At morning iservice in the chapel,
at which Bishop Arthur L, Williams
omciated, a service nag with one
gold star was .dedicated. The star
is for the Rev. Arthur L. Marsh,
lormer pastor of bt. Paul s, who was
killed in France.
Trays for each patient were made
festive with sprigs of holly and in
dividual place cards, designed by
the nurses. The object of special
attention was a sick soldier. Albert
Borg of Wakefield, Neb., who took
part in the drive in the St. Mihiei
sector. He was en route home when
Plan to Start Jewish
by American Ministers
New York, Dec. 25. The British
government's plan to establish a
Jewish homeland in- Palestine was
indorsed by the Jewish Ministers' as
sociation of -America and federation
of orthodox congregations, wty'ch
began a convention here today.
Letters expressing friendly sym
pathy for the work of the rabbis
were received from Secretaries
Baker and Daniels, Supreme Court
Justice Brandeis, United States Sen
ator Hiram Johnson of California,
Speaker Champ Clark, Judge Julian
Mack of Chicago and others. A
resolution was adopted favoring
amalgamation with the Jewish Rab-i
bis' association. '
Upsets Xmas Dinner
When9 Wife Too Slow
in Shaving His Face
John Scott, 1442 Grand avenue,
was eating his Christmas dinner
with his wife and daughter. Sud
denly it occured to him that he
needed a shave. Mrs. Scott had al
ways performed the barber act for
her husband, thus saving 20 cents
every day or so for the family
Mr. Scott demanded the shave
at once. Mrs. Scott demurred,
telling him to wait. Mr. Scott be
came irate, and turned the table
Christmas dinner and all upside
down. Miss Scott called the po
'lice. . '
When the police arrived they
found the wife and daughter both
had been ejected from the house.
Mr. Scott was arrested and
charged with being intoxicated.
IIIOITO II t '
Starts on Trip to England
. After Witnessing Military
Pageant on Langres Pla- ,
teau Near Chaumont
By Associated Press. '
Chaumont, Dec. 25. -President
Wilson reviewed the American
troops at Langres, southeast f
Chaumont. this afternoon, in accord
ance with the pre-arranged program.
The review took place on the
After the review President Wil-,
son and party motored to Montizny-Lc-Roi,
where he and .Mrs. Wilson
took their Christmas dinner.
In the afternoon the president
visited the troops in their billets.
Accompanied byMrs. Wilson the
president returnedshcre and at t
o'clock took a special train for the
north toast wheuce he will enioark
Receives Cordial Welcome.
President Wilson received a mcM
cordial welcome from the people of
Chaumont, a town which has bcci
closely associated with the history
of the American expeditionary
forces in France and is now. the
headquarters of the commaodor-in-chief.
It is the town from which
America's part in finishing the wa V
was directed. .
The presidential train, which left
Paris at midnight, drew,. into tle-r-Chaumont
station at 9 o'clock'lhis
learning. General Persbing, Gener -al
Wirbel. the French officer com
manding the zone; M. Fossicnjire
fect of the department Marne, and
M. Ievy-AIphandery, mayor of" '
Chaumont, were on the platform to
receive the president and Mci. WH
son, wjjo, after responding to the
cordial greetings, passed through a
salon hung with red tapestries and
flags, to the court yard, where a
company of -the One Hundred and
iNimn ,rrencn mianiry ana a com
pany of the One Hundred and Sec
ond American infantry were drawn
upMo render honors.
Streets Brilliantly Decorated.
The exterior of the station and
the court yard had been decorated
for the occasion by American sol
diers with the French and American
colors. After, passing the guard of
honor in review, the president took
his place in a motor car and the par
ty proceeded to the city hall with
dense crowds massed, behind . the
lines of guards in khaki. The streets
were brilliantly decorated and bung
with banners-bearing inscriptions of
welcpme. , " - '
As the party passed through, the
people of Chamount joined in a con
tinuous acclamation of the presi
dent. : '
All this part of France 'lay under
a gray cloud and banks of drizzling
rain when the president's train
pulled into the station. The troops
declared the weather was exception- r
ally fine as compared with the usu
al brand of weather and every one
had a broad smile,, beaming above
his mud-bespattered khaki uniform.
, Greets Doughboy On Guard.
Things' were in motion early for
the review. When the president
raised the curtain of a window in .
his car the first person he saw was
a strapping American doughboy on
guard, who gravely came to salute.
The president smilingly gave him a
"Merry Christmas,", and made him J
the happiest soldier in France. A
trench troop train passing gave a
"Vive Wilson." ,
As his train moved in the presi
dent saw on every hand monuments
of America s participation in the ,
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Five Persons Killed
and 27 Injured in
Wreck in Oklahoma
Chickasa, Okl., Dec. 25. Five per
sons were killed and 27 injured. Hi
of them seriously, when a St. Lou's '
and San Francisco freight train .
crashed into "a passenger train n
-Norge, Okl., a small station six
miles west of Chickasa todav.
The passenger train had been ?i
standstill for some time because '
of frozen pipes when the freight
crashed into it, telescoping three of v
the ' coaches. A flagman sent to ,
the rear of the passenger train to ..
flag the oncoming freight is repor
ted by the station agent, to hive
stopped to warm himself.
Four of the dead are:
Second Lieut. J. H. McLauren.
Earl M. Peal, Oklahoma City.
Walter N. Carter, Enid, OW. - '
Robert Burns, Tucumcari, N. M
The fifth victim was unidentified. .
His linen wis marked with the ini
tials, "E. M. B." '
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