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Pledges American Soldiers He
Do His Bit to Pre
serve Fruits of Their
Pretty Girl Held By Police
By Associated Press.
''- Chaumont, Dec. 26. President
"Wilson yesterday pledged himself
'to the Amer.can troops in the field
to attain a peace which would pre
serve the fruits of the sacrifices
they have made. Standing with
bared head in a field near Langres,
over which Caesar marched with his
legions centuries ago, the president
told 10,000 American infantrymen
that now that they had done their
' part to win the ideals for which
America entered the war, they could
' depend upon him to see that they
were preserved.
The president came up from Paris
to spend Christmas clay with the
men who have done such a great
. part in winning the war. Historic
old Chaumont, headquarters of the
American army, did itself proud in
its reception. In its homely way it
rivalled Paris and in the depth of its
sincerity it fully equalled it.
. . The oldest inhabitant was out
with his age-old silk hat, the pret
tiest little girl was out in her best
gown. The streets were lined with
American and French troops and
the sidewalks were choked with
Frenchmen cheering themselves
The moss-grown roofs of the
houses were loaded with folks from
the countryside who cared nothinp
(or the raw, chill wind that swept
over the land or for the occcasional
rain or the touch of snow.
; ' Chaumont Civilians Wild.
Cold, gray cloud banks shut out
the sun and the ground was wel
and sodden. But there was no damp,
ness in the welcome. Chaumont
simply went wild. The American
troops, muddy, cold and soaked, but
happy, seemed just as enthusiastic
as the country people.
The president's train arrived at
. o'clock in the morning and the
. party went at once to the city hall,
where there was a formal reception,
speeches and the presentation of
dowers. i
'. Less than a tenth of those incited
cpuld crowd into the small room,
which already had in place a tab
let commemorating the president's
visit. There were speeches, all in
French, by the general commanding
the district, the mayor and the pre
lect. ,
The president nodded apprecia
tively and smiled from time to time.
Just as he began to make his reply,
the military band in the square out
side broke into the strains of "The !
Battle Hymn of the Republic" and
kvthe president spoke to the dramatic
accompaniment of the notes of the
famous old American fighting hymn
.5 The preliminary ceremony was
soon over and the president and his
jparty took motor cars to Langres,
where selected, troops from six di
visions were waiting to be reviewed,
liiey were'gathercd in a field which
might be likened, geographically, to
the battlefield of Gettysburg. It
lies' on a gentle slope between two
elevations, with a range of hills on
either side and a road running along j
the top of one of them.
Makes Speech to Troops.
General Pershing opened the cere
mony with a brief speech in which
he presented "the victorious army"to
the president
The president addressed the
troops as "My fellow countrymen"
and a silence, which he characteriz
ed as the quiet of peace, settled down
over the spot as every man of the
10,000 stood at attention and strain
ed to catch the president's words.
-' For a moment as he spoke the sun
broke through a rift of clouds and
lighted up the scene, the massed
troops, in their khaki, looking like
great waves of winter killed grasses
in the fields, then like long flashes
of dulled winter sunshine. .Some
persons of the party remarked that
they were, indeed, the sunshine
which had dispelled the gray mist.
The president spoke for about
five minutes earnestly and as loudly
as he could. Probably half the
troops heard him. They all seemed
to recognize the historic significance
of the occasion.
There stood by thm an American
president, the first in history to re
view an American army on foreign
soil. There stood a president for
whom no like privilege had been
available since Linclo'i stood on the
firing line with his troops north of
Washington. Certainly no other
president of modern times, has re
viewed so large a body of fighting
men fresh from the battlefields.
: Langres is not a battlefield; it is
not a devastated section of France.
As a matter of fact it has not seen
a battle for more than a hundred
years. It is one of the portions of
this country saved from the ravages
of the invading hordes by the men
who were reviewed by the presi
dent there today.
War Crosses Plentiful.
That this reviewing place does not
stand on the rim of the crater of
the volcano did not diminish the sig
. nificance of the event tor everv man
taking part in the review had seen
action. War crosses were plentiful,
the men had been through all and
were veterans in eveiv sense of the
There was an unmistakable flash
of wholesome pride in the presi
dent's eye and a- catch in his throat
as he looked' at them and remarked
what a privilege it would be to have
been one of them.
The moment the p'fsident finish
ed speaking the review was on
men, guns, horses tnd dogs. The
headquarters' band began with a
French air, then switched to "The
Stars and Stripes Forever," "The
Suwanee River," "Maryland and
. ,The notes of the American airs
were swept over :he bleak fields
to the blue hills in the background
i as the men began to move, march
ing in company front formation
wheeling past the reviewing stand,
- eyes right. ..ft.
' First came the men of the Sixth
division, veterans of the Meuse and
, Argonne offensives; then infantry
and machine guns of the Twenty
' sixth,' veterans of the Chemin-Des
Hamt Chateau JkUrtv and the
Ruth Lloyd at Whose Horn Murdered Man Wat Visitor.
Argonne. The men of the Twenty
ninth, also in the Argonne offen
sives, were next and a composite
battalion of the Seventy-seventh.
Detachments of the Eightieth, who
were in the fighting at Verdun last
October, and detachments of the
Eighty-second followed.
The review was brought to an
end by a long train of ammunition
wagons, dragged through the mire
by the inevitable army mule, who
seemed to be the least interested
of all, and a company of IS whippet
tanks, which slewed and skidded,
about in the mud and made every
one wonder how the man inside
must feel in battle.
At the close of the review General
Alexander stepped up to the stand
and presented Mr. Wilson with one
of the little silken statues of lib
erty, which the men of the Seventy
seventh wear on their shouldrs to
denote their division.
Dinner Plan Changed.
The president and party then re
entered the motor cars, going to
Christmas dinner with the officers
of the Twenty-sixth division, com
posed entirely of New England
troops. Dinner was served in one
of the empty wards of an old
French hospital several miles away.
It had been the president's wish and
plan to dine with the troops them
selves, but in the crush of arrange
ments something went wrong and
the plan was not carried out.
The president seemed to enjoy
the dinner none the less. It con
sisted of army bread without butter,
roast turkey with dressing, boiled
onions, . French lettuce and coffee
without cream. All was served in
the simplest style and with little
The headquarters band gave the
president four ruffles and four flour
ishes when he came, and when he
went away he simply waved his
hand to all, and with a smile said:
"Well, goodbye. Hope to see you
again soon."
From dinner the president went
on a tour of billets in the nearby
neighborhood, all of them on the
road returning to Chaumont, and
inspected personally several of the
places where the men live with old
French families, some of them in
thatched huts.
The president told those about
him that he had passed through the
greatest day of his life. '
The French thought it was a
great day for tjjem and the Ameri
cans were sure it was no less great
for them. All' the American troops
in the vicinity who were not con
cerned in the review were some
where to see what was going on.
Pope Pledges His Support
of Peace Congress Decisions
Rome, Dec. 26. In reply to
Christmas, greetings of the Sacred
college, Pope Benedict expressed a
wish that the decisions of the com
ing peace congress not only would
re-establish order, but would give a
new birth "to human sentiments
which will render communion- with
our brothers and the sacrifices made
for them sweet."
The pontiff declared that he would
do all in. his power to facilitate ac
quiescence in the decision of the
congress in order to insure a just
and durable peace.
General Fayolle Given Medal.
Paris, iDec. 26. (Havas.) Gen
eral Fayolle of the French army, re
cently received the American Dis
tinguished Service medal. It was
given him by Col. Bentley Mott,
who went to Kaiserlauten as Gen
eral Pershing's representative.
(Continued From Page One.)
cd to the bridge and doffed their
hats to the lighting men.
Then getting under way, the May
flower moved along with the trans
port and after a sailor had wig
wagged to the larger vessel the
compliments of both secretaries the
yacht's band played the "Star
Spangled Banner." Instantly those
abroad the Saxonia, who were able
to stand came to attention and then
at the end of the anthem, broke'into
a prolonged cheer.
In beginning its tour of the
fleet, the Mayflower first reached
the Florida, last to anchor. As the
yacht moved through the lane of
fighting craft with the home fleet
to port and the veterans to star
board each ship was dressed and
from each of the new arrivals came
the strains' of the national anthem,
played by the ship's band as the
Mayflower came abreast.
Line Extends Six Miles.
Under the shadow of the New
York shore, 300 yards apart, the
"bridge of steel" extends six solid
miles from Fifty-fifth street to Fort
Washington park, where, in revolu
tionary days an iron chain was
stretched across the river to bar the
progress of hostile craft.
A touching scene was enacted
in the main salon of the Mayflower,
where Mr. Daniels welcomed his
guests. Among those invited to
witness the review from the presi
dential yacht were the wives of naval
officers home at last after 18 months'
service in foreign waters. If the
officers devoted no more time than
courtesy demanded to paying their
respects to the secretary before
greeting their wives, Mr. Daniels
showed no disposition to chide
Rodman Leads Parade.
The reception ended, Mr. Daniels
and Admiral Mayo landed, entered
a machine and drove to the head
of the long column of sailors formed
on Broadway. Rear Admiral Rod
man led the line on foot.
With a detachment of marines at
its head, the colun moved down
Broadway to Fiuy-ninth street,
crossed to Fifth avenue and then
swung down that historic thorough
fare. At the public library Mr.
Daniels and Admiral Mayo left the
line to take their places with the
other members of the Mayflower's
party, who had preceded them to
the reviewing stand.
Following the marines were pla
toon after platoon of sailors from
each of the ten ships which came
home today. Each contingent ca -ried
the ship's flag at its head and
each received round after round if
Fully 10,000 men were in line and
in many instances dogs taken aboard
in England as mascots, scampered
along with their shipmates, gaily
decorated with American and Brit'sh
flags. After the parade the men im
mediately embarked for their shir j,
there to receive shore liberty.
Tonight a remarkable spectacle
was seen on the Hudson. Each ship
was brilliantly illuminated w'th
electric lights, making the river a
sea of fire for more than six miles.
The New York shore was ablaze
with roman candles.
Wilson Stops Motor Cars
For Aged Woman's Flowers
President Notes Distress of
French Grandmother Along
Road and Sees Her
Desire Granted.
Chaumont, Dec. 26. Just as the
presidential line of motor cars on
the way to review the U. S. troops
yesterday gained the crest overlook
ing the men, a very old French wo
man standing at the roadside waved
frantically at the passing cars to
take in; a boquet of flowers she
wanted 4o give to Mrs. Wilson.
Jhe long line of cars had swept
0 r
on, showering the dismayed old
woman with mud, when the presi
dent caught the situation and stop
ping the line he sent a colonel back
through the mud to get the flowers.
A temporary walk Had been built
over the quagmire of the reviewing
field to the stand and then the presi
dent toob'his place, surrounded by
General Pershing, Mrs. Wilson, Rear
Admiral Grayson,' General Liggett,
General Alexander and General
Hale, commanding the Twenty-sixth
division. .
A raw wind swept the place with
a vicious bite, and while the band
was playing the members of the
presidential , party, were glad to
stamp tine.
(Continued From Fair One.) .
tery. Glynn was shot near his heart
and the condition of his overcoat and
flesh indicate that the shot was fired
at close-range. No motive for the
crime has beenascribed, other .than
the holdup story.
When Glynn's body was found,
his pockets contained a watch, a
diamond ring and $11 and another
ring was dn a finger.
Mr. Anderson, one of the Wednes
day night celebrants, stated that he1
is a sheep rancher at IrvingtOnj that
he came to Omaha to beguile the
time in a fancy-free manner. He told
Chief Briggs that he happened into a
soft drink parlor at Thirteenth and
Douglas streets, .known as "Skin
ner's." There he met a party of men
whom he joined. He said they were
all strangers to him. Two of the men
were Glynn and Bruce and the other
man is the fourth man now being
sought by the police.' After several
l.ours of pleasantries in the , soft
drink place, Anderson related, they
engaged a taxicab from the Paxton
hotel stand and then all drove to the
Drexel hotel, with no particular ob
ject in mind. From the Drexel hotel
they proceeded to the Lloyd woman's
place on Twentieth street, near
Nicholas street.
Chief Briggs ventured his opinion
that the chauffeur "had the number"
of ,the Lloyd place and was accom
modating his passengers by going
Drink Some Booze.
Briggs has checked up the fact
j that the men were served whisky in
j tlie Lloyd woman's place and that
tne JJavis woman was tnere. Alter
a convivial period in the Twentieth
street house, the party drove back
to the Drexel hotel, where the men
conversed for a few minutes. Glynn
Anderson and Bruce agreed to re
turn to Miss Lloyd's house for
more conviviality.
"When Glynn, Bruce and myself
mentioned that we were going to
return to the Twentieth street house
the chauffeur and the fourth man of
our party left us and that was the
last I saw of them, Anderson re
lated. Anderson stated that he, Glynn
and Bruce started back to the Lloyd
house afoot and reached Sixteenth
and Cuming streets when, just as
they turned the corner to go into
Cuming street, two men commanded
them to stop.
"One of the men was masked.
When they searched me they told
me to run, indicating south on Six
teenth street. I started back," An
derson continued, "and at the cor
ner I met" a soldier, who told mc
that he had witnessed the hold-up.
I went back to the Drexel hotel
with the soldier and did not witness
the rest of the hold-up."
Heard Several Shots.
Anderson stated that while re
turning to the Drexel with the sol
dier he heard several shots fired.
The police are endeavoring to lo-
I cate the soldier for the value of in
formation he may offer to assist in
clearing up the affair.
Bruce, who is said to have been
with Glynn when the latter was kill
ed, is being investigated by the po
lice. Chief Briggs will not allow
newspaper men to interview Bruce.
Anderson is not able to give a
very definite account of the hold-up
to the time that he did a quickstep
back to the Drexel. He is unable, ac
cording to Briggs, to stte whoithe
highwaymen were. Hefde'clared,
however, that the general appear
ances of one of the gunmen tallied
with a description of a man he met
in the earlier hours of the night.
Ruth Lloyd at first denied that the
men had been in her house, but later
admitted the fact when quizzed by
Crief Briggs. She stated that the
party of five had been entertained
in her apartments and that whisky
was served. ,
Alvin Wick, arrested in Ruth
Lloyd's room, told the police that he
is a baker.
Two Men Saw Holdup.
Twooccupants of the Reo hotel,
North Sixteenth street, told the po
lice that they were awakened by the
sounds of shots at 3:20 o'clock. They
looked out of a window and saw a
man standing at Sixteenth ""and
Cuming streets, holding his hands
up while two men were searching
him. i
A clerk at the Drexef hotel report
ed that a few minutes before Glynn,
Anderson and Bruce left the hotel
on the second early-morning occa
sion he observed two men talking
to them. He gave accurate descrip
tions to the police who are inclined
to believe that these are the same
men who have been robbing drug
stores in Omaha for several weeks.
In his investigation of what oc
curred in the Skinner soft drink
place Chiet Briggs stated that An
derson said nO liquors were bought
"The men in our party had bot
tles of liquor while we were at
Skinner's, but they did not buy them
there," Anderson said.
French Killed and Missing
in War Nearly 2,000,000
Paris, ' Dec. 26. Announcement
was made in the chamber of deputies
today by M. Abraz, under-secretary
of state that France's losses in offi
cers and men killed up to November 1
of the present year aggregated L
071,300, .divided as follows:
Officers 31,300, men 1,040,000.
The number of dead, prisoners
and men missing was given as 42,600
officers and 1,789,000 men.
The missing aggregate 3,000 offi
cers and 311,000 men. The prison
ers still living total 8,300 officers
and 438,000 men.
German War Profiteers
Removing Booty Out of
Country by Airplanes
Munich, Dec. 26. The Munich
Post, today prints a startling
charge that German war profiteers,
unable otherwise to get their,
booty out of the country, have re
sorted to the use of airplanes. Ac
cording to the newspaper, several
airplanes have taken securities of
enormous value from Frankfort to
Switzerland. !
The Post urges the government
to seize capital where it is avail
able, especially in banks,
(Continued From Page One.)
sailors with machine guns as soon
as it arrived. u
The sailors then attacked the
headquarters and captured Wels and
his aides. Theywere detained in a
palace, but were released ultimately.
Ebert Summons Guard.
About the same time a crowd of
sailors marched to the chancellor's
palace for the puropse of interpel
lating the Ebert-Haast cabinet. The
members of the cabinet were de
tained for two, hours. Premier
Ebert, fearing that an attempt was
being made to overthrow the cab
inet, summonded the Potsdam
guards. .Three companies of infan
try and a battery of field artillery
presently appeared before the palace,
behind the iron gates o which were
80 sailors with machine guns. The
troops demanded that the sailors
disarm and disband. It. appeared
for a while that a serious clash
was impending, but Ebert finally
mounted a motor truck and an
nounced that the government want
ed bother armed iorces to with
draw. The cabinet, he said, was satis
fied to dispense with further pro
tection. A long coniroversy as to
which side would mcve first was
settled by the simultaneous depart
ure of guards and sailors in opposite
directions. ' ,
Wels, the military commander,
had been particularly obnoxious to
the radicals and there had been
strong rivalry between the republi
can guard under his leadership and
the public safety police organized
by the independent socialists. Both
organizations probabiy will be sup
planted by mounted troops which
ar now stationed in local barracks.
Herman Molkenbuhr, former head
of the soldiers' section of the ex
ecutive committee of the soldiers'
and workmen's coancil, has been
appointed military commander in
Berlin in succession to Wels.
Mutineers Hoist White Flag.
J-onuon, JUec. Jo. I he mutinous
sailors who had been holding out
in the Red palace at Berlin have
hoisted tlie white flag and have been
allowed to leave under goard, ac
cording to advices from Berlin sent
by the Exchange Telegraph cor
respondent at Amsterdam. Govern
ment troops, the messags adds, now
occupy the palace and the royal
Nearly 100 persons were killed in
the street fighting which began in
Berlin on Tuesday morning, accord
ing to the latest reports from the
German capital, transmitted by the
Exchange Telegraph correspondent
at Copenhagen. The republican
guards tried several times to take
the royal stables and the headquar
ters of the revolting sailors, but
were repulsed.
Many soldiers belonging to the
Berlin guard and a. few of the re
publican guards joined the sailors,
vorwaerts reports.
Civilians Join Sailors.
When these reports were sent a
large number of armed civilians
w,ere continuing to join the sailors,
not only at the royal stables, but
in the Koenigstrasse. This street,
with all its houses, was reported in
the hands of the Sailors, who were
supported by the Spartacans. They
demanded that Premier Ebert and
Secretary Haase resign and be re
placed by George Ledebour and Dr.
Ivarl Liebknecht.
Further fighting was anticipated,
was added, as the Spartacans and
the sailors had decided to attempt
to force the guards to return to
Potsdam. The guards were sta
tioned in Unter Den Linden and on
the Werderschen platz.
Seize Royal Castle.
According to an Exchange Tele
graph dispatch from Copenhagen, a
force of 800 sailors on Monday
formed a guard and seized the Red
castle, one of the former royal pal
aces. They blocked the main streets
and entered the public buildings and
arrested Herr Wels, the military
commander of Berlin; Herr Fischer,
his adjutant, and Dr. Bongard.
The republican guard, with ma
chine guns and artillery bombarded
the castle. Holes were made in the
walls, the porches were destroyed
and all the windows smashed. The
balcony, from which former Emper
or William once made a speech in
which he declared: "I know' no
parties," was partly smashed. The
guard eventually occupied the
castle, but the sailors were still
holding another large building at
the time the dispatch was filed. The
square in front of the castle was
littered with stones and missiles.
500,000 on Roll of Italian
Dead in European War
New York. Dec. 26. Italy's losses
in killed, wounded, dead of disease,
disabled, missing and prisoners ag
gregate 2,800,000, according to Col.
Ugo Pizzarello, of the Italian army,
who arrived here recently on a mis
sion for his g-ernment. He gave
out figures today amplifying an an
nouncement made in Paris Tast Sat
urday by Salvatore Barzilai, a -former
member of the Italian cabinet,
that Italy had lost 500,000 men in
killed or dead of wounds in the war.
(Continued From rg? On.) -
dent Wilson traversed the streets
of London to Buckingham palace
today was a short one. There were
intervals of 100 feet between the
As the procession paed through
Pall Mall, Dowager Queen Alexan
dra, Queen Maude of Xm way, Prin
cess Victoria and Priine Olaf un
ceremoniously came cut of Marl
borough house and stood on tlie
j pavement. The crowd fell back. As
the presidents carriage passed 'he
leaned forward to salute the royal
group, who waved a welcome to
him. The same act of welcome was
repeated when the carriage with
Queen Mary and Mrs. Wilson
Appears on Balcony.
As soon as President Wilson and
his party entered Buckingham pal
ace the crowds outside, including
several hundred wounded soldiers
in the palace yard, began cheering,
Then came shouts of "We want Wil
son! We want Wilson!"
In response the president and
Mrs. Wilson, together with King
George and Queen Mary, appeared
on the second floor balcony.
Mr. Wilson laughed "and waved his
hand, indicating that he would ra
ther not speak. Mrs. Wilson waved
a small union jack. The crowd,
however, insisted on a speech, so
the president waved the chorus of
voices to silence and then addressed
himself especially to the wounded
"I do not want to make a speech,"
he said, "but 1 do want to tell you
how much I honor you men who
have been wounded in this fight for
freedom and to thank you all for
the welcome you have so generously
given me. I hope each and every
one of you will come safely through
to enjoy the fruits of the victory
for which you so courageously
As soon as the president's speech
was concluded the party re-entered
the palace, where King George re
ceived a large group of American
newspaper correspondents, includ
ing those who preceded President
Wilson to France on the steamer
Leave Cards for Queen Mother.
Later President and Mrs. Wilson
and Rear Admiral Grayson drove
out in a motor car and called at
Marlborough house, where they left
cards for Queen Mother Alexandra.
They drove thence to the residence
of the Duke of Connaught, where
cards also were left.
English country folk gathered all
along the railway from Dover to
the suburbs of London to see Pres
ident Wilson's train go by today.
They sat on fences and clustered on
tree tops and roofs despite the bit
ter cold for a glimpse of the train.
They waved and cheered as the train
went by at 60niles an hour.
Welcome at Dover.
Dover, England, Dec. 26. The
weather was bright and crisp this
morning and Dover wore a festal ap
pearance with its decorations and its
animated throngs ready to welcome
President and Mrs. Wilson. Their
arrival was signaled by the firing of
a royal salute. Large crowds lined
the admiralty pier and its approach
es long bctore the president came
The duke of Connaught, with his
suite, accompanied by John W.
Davis, the American ambassador;
the earl of Reading, British ambas
sador to the United States; Lord
Herschell and the mayor of Dover,
were ori the pier to meet the visitors.
The mayor presented an. address of
welcome to the president. President
Wilson then reviewed the guard of
honor from the naval 'garrison of
Dover. v
The scene in the harbor as the
presidential vessel entered was an
animated one. Airplanes and sea
olanes in large numbers circled over
head, while the warships in the har
bor, which joined the shore batteries
in firing the salute, were gayly
dressed with bunting. The crews
manned ship and cheered as the
presidential boat passed into the har
bor. In reply to the address of wel
come, President Wilson said:
"We have come through many se
rious, times . together and therefore
can regard each other in a new light
as comrades and associates, because
nothing brings men together like a
common understanding and a com
mon purpose.
"It is, therefore, with deep emo
tion and peculiar gratification that
I find myself here afforded tlfe op
portunity of matching my mind with
the minds of those who, with a like
intention, are proposing to do the
best they can anl that can be done in
the great settlement cf the strug
gle." Ship Has Quick Passage.
The steamer Brighton, on which
the president crossed the channel,
had a quick and smooth passage and
arrived at Dover just about midday.
The steamer was met at Calais
by Sir Charles Cust, the king's
equerry, and Vice Admiral Sir
Roger Keys, .who accompanied the
party to Dover. Fodr French de
stroyers escorted the Brighton , to
mid-channel, where British destroy
ers and a dozen airplanes took over
the duty.
The president, who appeared in
splendid spirits when he stepped
ashore, was immediately greeted by
the duke of Connaught and the
other members of the welcoming
party. After reviewing the guard
of honor, he passedi through the
covered way to the station, where
the mayor and the corporation of
Dover in their scarlet robes of of
fice extended a formal welcome.
The address was read by Sir A.
Bodking, the city's recorder. The
president replied briefly.
As President Wilson walked to
the train a dozen girls wearing the
American colors strewed petals of
roses in his path. All this time the
airplanes had been hovering over
the pier and thd station and as the
special train bearing the president
left for the capital the airmen ;lso
headed for London, accompanying
the train all the way.
Fourteen Hundred HI Arrive.
New York, Dec. 26. Following
the homecoming battle fleet into
port today came the British liner
Saxonia, trom Liverpool, with 1,400
sick and wounded officers and men,
mostly surgical cases.
U. S. Destroyer Flotilla y
Starts on Homeward Voyage
Queenstown, Dec. 26. Ten Amer
ican destroyers, flying their. long
"homeward bound" pennants, steam
ed out of the harbor today arrid
the roar of whistles from shipping
Seaplanes dipped over them as they
disappeared in the fog.
In the returning flotilla were the
destroyers Stockton, Wilkees, Beale,
Duncan, Rowan, Khubcrley, Allen,
Downes, Davis and Simpson. They
were accompanied by the tug,
With the departure of the squad
ron the harbor of Queenstown was
cleared of all American vessels ex
cept the flagship Melville. The trjp
home will be by way of Azores.
Senate Holds Short Session. ,
Washington, Dec. 26. tFhe senate
held a brio, session today and ad
journed until Monday. ..Formulation
of a definite government policy rela-!
tive to the construction pf ships and
their cost, in order to increase the'
American merchant marine to meet
our needs after the war," was urged'
during a discussion of the ship
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It appears on every labtl and on the Ublet itself.
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Location Moat Central.
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Prea. and Manager.
notice Retail Druggists
Ik More UapoSub Direct;
Buy It From Your Jobber!
Effective Immediately. No
More Direct Shipments
Will Be Made Retailers.
All Shipments Now Go
to Jobbers for Redistri
bution. When the influenza epidemic
struck the country and wiped out
our warehouse and. jobbers' stocks
almost over-night, we were faced
with the problem of distributing
to the stricken districts in the
quickest possible manner our
daily output of VapoRub. We
solved this by offering to ship di
rect to the retailers in these influ
enza districts, by parcel post pre
paid, quantities of not more than
three dozen VapoRub in any one
shipment, and by shipping what was
left from our daily production to
our jobbers by express instead of
This was costly, but it solved the
problem for the time being. Now,
however, we find that these small
shipments are constantly increas
ing we have received as many as
1,306 in a single mail. It is becom
ing impossible for us to fill these
promptly, and instead of 'distribuU'i,
ing our goods more quickly, they
are really slowing up the process.
We believe that we can serve you
better now by reverting to our for-,;-'
mer policy of shipping exclusively
through the jobber, and, effective"
immediately, no more drop ship-'5
ments will be made. , ',
While we have put on a night '
shift and have, thereby, about -dou-" V.
bled our production, we are still '
unable to fill our back orders and ?
won't be able to give each jobbeV '.'
all the VapoRub he wants. Hence,
it will be necessary for the jobbers
to continue distributing VapoRub
in small lots only. But we will be
able to furnish each jobber at least
twice the quantity of VapoRub that I
he purchased for the corresponding i,"
month last year, so there should t4
not be any difficulty in' your get-' ;,
ting your pro rata share. t
We feel that the public appre-:
ciates the service that the retail
and wholesale drug trade have ren- i
dered the country in. this time of j
stress. We wish to express to both T
branches of the trafde our thanks,
for the kind co-operation extended J
us in our efforts to meet this erner-;
gency. .
THE V1CK CHEMICAL CO., Greensboro, N. C j