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4' A 6 B RIEF RIGHT REE Z Y BITS OF NEWS PRINCE OF WALES TO VISIT UNITED STATES. London, Tan. 2. It is understood that King George and Queen Mary assured President Wilson that the Prinze of Wales will visit (he United States during his coming trip through the British dominions, ac cording to a Paris dispatch to the Mail,, GERMANS GO AFTER WAR PROFITS IN RUSH, Amsterdam, Jan. 2. A dispatch from Rerlin says that the people's commissioners, in agreement with the secretary of finance,' have der cided that war profits shall be col lected in the shape of an extraordi nary war levy for the year 1919; second, that there shall be an ex traordinary levy on the increased value of property and that all prop erty remaining after the collection of war profits shall be subjected tu a large general levy, EX-KAISER'S WARDROBE FILCHED FROM PALACE. Berlin, Jan, 2. The damage t the Imperial palace in Berlin due to the recent excesses by theft or van dalism is estimated to exceed $1, 500,000. Five hundred persons im plicated in the plundering have been apprehended and most of the stolen property recovered. .The former emperor's warden suc ceeded in getting the bulk, of . the imperial art treasures to a place of safety after the flight of the em peror. The wardrobes of the for mer emperor 1nd his wife'were al nost entirely denuded of their con sents.". ; ,',,. BRITAIN NAMES DELEGATES TO PEACE PARLEY Expect Peace Conference Begin January 13; Delegates Will Leave London on ., January 4. Londdn', Jan. 2. (Via Montreal.) It is officially announced that the British delegates to the inter-allied conference at Paris will ' include Premier Lloyd George, Foreign Sec; retary Balfour, Andrew Bonar Law, chancellor of the exchequer. Vis count3 Hardinge, permanent under secretary for foreign affairs; Sir William G. Tyrred, senior clerk-in. the foreign office; Sir Louis Mallet, .former" Sritish ambassador to Tur key; Sir Esme W. Howard, British minister to Sweden; ' Sir Ralph Page, minister . to Denmark, -and Sir ,Eyr Crowe, assistant unrder secretary of state for foreign af fairs, wrj.h their staffs ill. accom pany the delegates as advisers. Lord Robert Cecil former assistant un rlcr-secretarv, will go- to France in ; connection with the proposed league qf nations. ' . " It. is expected here thai the cori fereiice.wiH, begin, orj January.. 13. A majority of the British delegates will leave London'on January; 4. Secretary Balfour a!readyv is in France. , -'Y - ; Y- . With the foreign office officials, 1 who will accompany the rpremier and. cilier cabinet members, will gp representatives of the war office, the admiralty, the air. board and other departments. No German Delegates Are Named for Peace Meeting . : Paris,- Jan. - : 2. Conversations among representatives of the allies will begin at the French foreign of fice immediately upon .the returti to .Paris of Premier Clernenceau, which is expected to be about January 6 or January 7." . The' premier is tak ing a brief rest at La Vendee. President Wilson is "expected in Pars at the beginning of next week, while Premier Lloyd George will ar rive Saturday. - " ' ' Germany has hot yet- submitted a list of its probable peace dele gates, or at least no such list has been brought to the attention of the American delegation to the .peace inference. Although the American represen tatives have received many reports ot conditions in the Baltic states and in the Ukraine, these reports ire very conflicting and the dele gates are not at all satisfied with the information. The policy of the American dele gation w-ith regard to the Russian situation and its. general complica tion with tin unrest in the Balkans and in the former Russian disfrict, has not yet taken form. ' The Amer ican delegates, apparently do not vonsider that France and England, cither, have outlined a definite policy toward Russia. ' ,' ' . Quadruple Funeral Will be Held for Flu Victims at Randolph Norfolk. Neb., Jan. " 2.-(Special Telegram!) Lloyd, Carl and Effie Tatge, sons and daughter of George H. Tatge, a business man. of Nor folk, died from influenza complica tions within 24 hours. -.Lloyd. died at Randolph Tuesday night and Effic and 'Carl died here. . A cousin, who is i member of the Manser family, died 'at Randolph Wednesday, and one funeral will be held for the four victims at Rand6lph 'Friday after noon. " Congress Asked for Millions to Settle Explosion Damages Washington', Jan. 2. Appropri ations' necessary to pay for private nroitcrty destroyed ' inNew" Jersey by the explosions last October at the Gillespie shell loading plant will approximate $3,658,000, the War department today reported to con gress The department estimated that 10,000 claims will be hied. w OMAHA GOLDEN CITY OF GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES OF THE GOLDEN WEST The . Omaha Daily .Bee VOL. 48. NO. 171. Infer wuHm mMr Hy Jl, IKK. Oaaka P. 0. art t Hank i. I7 OMAHA, FRIDAY, JANUARY 3, 1919. Dally ni Sun.. IS.S0: oatiltft Nib. ottaM tr By Mail (I yr). Oally. M.50; Sunday. S2.J0: TWO CENTS. THE WEATHER; Fair with slov.'ly rising temperature. Hourly TrmppiMinr)'. n. . . nn. I . in.. H a. in.. B a. m.. Ill a. hi.. II a. m.. It .... I .. I . . I .... 0 I i. I . I 3 p. l. .1 p. p. : i. JV mm 1 POLES ON MARCH TO BERLIN IS REPORTED Polish Government Orders Its Troops to Mobilize; Condi 1 tions in Posen Are Con sidered Grave. . Loudon, Jan. 2. Polish troops have entered Frankfort -on-the Oder, 50 miles east of Berlin, says a Berne dispatch to the Express, which adds that the Poles have occupied Beu then, in Prussian Silesia, and Brom berg, in the province of Posen. 69 miles northeast of the Posen city. Copenhagen. Jan. 2. A Polish army of 30,000 men is marching on Berlin, according to a dispatch re ceived0 here quoting rumors at the German capital. Gustave Noske, member of the Ebert cabinet in charge of military affairs, is said to have ordered the Y . J"-! a- - it r mil uerman ai vision io mcei inp Poles. ' i Events in Posen are assuming a grave, character, according to ad vices from Berlin, Large parts of the province are in the hands ot the Poles and Polish troops have crossed the frontier at Skalmieryce, a town southeast of Posen and 62 miles northeast of Breslau. Ger man troops there must, it is stated, retreat in the face of a superior force of the Poles. It is also reported that the Polish government has ordered the mobili sation of ail Poles. Poland in Despair. v ..; T midnrL Tan. 2 Poland is in des na!i Awincr -tn ill invasinn nf Lolfc ( o w - - -. - snevist xroops ana me- apparent inr oinerencc ot tne western powers to flinT?orht th roiintrv: abrrtintf ".telegrams are sent pegging mf tervention by the , alUea,' ihe dis nitr-N e9ta "hiif'tin rh1v frimn' ru.WI ai.VVd) ..... . . v. r J The Poles, admit the immensity of the numerous prooiems aDsorDing lh allies tin! rnmnlairi that thev do not receive the least sign of at- tention or a word pt guidance. Tlii rnrrpsnon.-tcrit savs the situa tion is made worse "by internal dis order ta-foland. factories in ail the" industrial towns have been de- ctriSv1 hv fli flprmanR anrt thous ands of Poles who were sent to Germany, during the .war. are return ing and there is no employment for them: "They are tilting the law" into their own hands and terrorizing thpir former Vmnlovers. comoellina them to give them money. Lodz is in the hands or tne rea ornarH whirh has shot some of the officers of the regular troops. The government, headed Dy josepn rn- sudsky, is weaK, the corresponoeni says- . On Tearing Raid. r.pniva Tan, 2 Th Polish armv marching toward Berlin has as its objective "a tearing raid into Ger many," according to the Polish tttrencv at Lausanne. The infantry is well armed and is supported "by artillery and cavalry, the miantry already has occupied important rail way centers, including Kreuz- Lnesenand foznau. and nas cap tured a large amount of railway stock with little resistance. The Germans are -rearming demobilized n!Hirra and fiffhtinff is exnected. al though some of the demobilized troops are refusing to serve. Fighting in Posen. Warsaw, Jan. 2. (By Associated Press. Fiffhtinar has continued- at various points '-. in-, Posen, between PnlUTi and Herman .troorj's in 'the last few days. The fortress of the city has been occupied by the roies, while more than 20.000 German sol diers' have been disarmed. ' The Sixth German grenadier regi ment has refused to surrender and now is surrounded in a barracks within the city. The .ntire Polish population is reported to be aiding the Polish troops. They include bov scouts and young ,women. . The - fighting is. of ..a house-to-house nafnr and there is no ac curate estimate of the number killed-and-wounded. - -. Tarnare Tan PaHerewski. who ar rived in Posen several days ago,; is . . Y . . r lir delaying his departure tor vvar&aw in order to have a conference with German delegates from Berlin. Twenty-Five -Celebrants- Killed When Balcony,-Falls Warsaw, Jan. 2. During the street celebration attending the- arrival of Ignace Jan Paderewski in Warsaw late tonight,, a balcony of a house collapsed "and. 25 persons were Villtd. : : . . . War Prisoners Released. 7 Washington; Jan. 2. The War deparanient today made public the names of' the following American prisoners of war reported to have been releed from the prison camp at Kastatt: Hugh C. Alexander, St. 'Anthony, .William Kelly, Burchard, Neb.' Wickersham Says Wilson Has Not Yet Announced League of Nations Policy Former Attorney General of United States Dissects President's Speeches in England and Sees Numer ous Broad Phrases with Which Public of America is Already Familiar. By GEORGE W.- WICKERSHAM. Copyrighted. 11 . w fork Tribune Niws Servlce. London, Jan. 2. (Special Cable gram to New York Tribune and Omaha Eee.) The president's visit to England has come to an end and an appraisal of its results may now be attempted. Every American must be giatified by the character of his reception, for the spontaneous outpouring of the people to greet him was hardly personal. : England felt no intimate acquaintance with Mr. Wilson and he humorously referred to that fact in-one of his addresses. The initial demonstrations at least were a tribute to the great sister nation overseas whose effective co operation enabled the allies to de stroy the power oLGermariy which menacde, their very existence. French Welcome Frantic. In France the greeting was some thing more. Frauce is war-weary. It yearns for an end, including peace. Frenchmen almost pathet ically looked to Mr. Wilson for a magic remedy which would remove from thenvtha fear of a recurrence of -the horrors which during four and a half years blighted their fair fields, destroyed their picturesque cities, consumed their youths and maidens'and threatened their civili sation. So; they welcomed Presi dent Wilson with a frantic, passin ate and united enthusiasm. The feeling of England was less unmixed with doubt. Its outpour ing was more to the representative than to the man. The conviction that the existence of England de pends upon its mastery of the seas is bred in the bone of every Briton, v ? ' England, Raises Doubt . The Dresident's proposal that the terms of;peafe shall insure all na tions ''absolute freedom of naviea- Wnn tmon the. seas outside of tsrri- ftoriil waters alike, in .peace and war, except as the seas may be closed m whole.; of .in part by international action for the. enforcement ot inter national coevenants," has "awakened iti "the mind .of all England a feeling of iloubf and queitihn'aj to its pre cise, meaning and. a jjistarbing ap prehension of discord in the coming peace 'conference. For it safely may be predicted, that England never will agree to conditions which it would regard as national suicide, .. i Makes Good Impression, President Wilson's' visit in large measure dispelled: the feeling aroused by hjs proposals concern ing freedom of the seas. Never has he" appeared to better advantage than during his sojourn in this country. He was pleasant, cordial and. frank in manner. His oratory was delivered in. that quiet, re stra'ned, cultivated tone which is the ideal in England of public speaking. Prominent Englishmen, describ ing the Guild Hall banquet, .said the president "acted into the picture perfectly, as though he-belonged there." - . He presented himself to the Eng lish people as a' product of Engl'sh traditio,n.. Speeches Ambiguous. Though he has come to be ac cepted and judged by Englishmen as a man and not as a syllogism, yet on re-reading his xarious public utter ances during hfTVisit, the conclusion cannot be escaped that the pres'dent has committed himself to few, if any," definite positions. His speeches were characterized by that same pleasing ambiguity wherewith we in America have become famil'ar. The same' old phrases, "human rights," "community of purpose," "coming together in covenants of good will," etc.,' -recur with accustomed " fre quency. . -On. the other hand there has been art entire absence of dogmatic state ment. His attitude has been one of Obvious effort to pease. His in timation of a willingness to seek means of expressing in" the peace terms a practical way of accomplish ing aims, wherewith, he declared, both Lloyd-George and Clemen ccau were in agreement with him, strongly conveyed the impression that there were no essential dif ferences between him and'the repre sentatives of other great powers as to ffases upoen which an enduring peace should be established Jarring Note From France. This atmosphere of harmony was somewhat marred by reports in the London afternoon papers of Cle menceau's address in the French Chamber of Deputies Sunday night, wherein he bluntly avowed that he was not in agreement with President Wilson on all points. "America," the old timer said, "is fat away from Germany. France is very near. There are things I think of that do not touch him as they do a man who for four years lias seen the Germans in his own country." He warned his hearers that Ger many was conquered but not crushed; that we must be forwarned against any repetition of her aims, and that the allied victory must be followed by its just consequences in ordd to prevent the vanquished from again imperiling peace. Gemenceau adverted somewhat ironically to President Wilson's proposition to aecure the peace of Europe, by means of territorial ad justment based upon nationality and to his scornful references to the "I'orever discredited" balance of power a means of preserving the peape of Europe. Freedom For Each. Mi. Wilson, Clemenceau added, had approved his eply to Lloyd George's questions concerning the British Fleet, saying, "What I have to submit to the allied governments will change nothing of your replies to Llyod-George. Each one will retain his freedom." s Clemenceau's speech, delivered in Paris Sunday nighty appeared in the London papers Monday afternoon. It would be interesting - to learn whether Mr. Wilson: received a copy of it before he delivered his addrejs in Mjchestej. Monday. nid daw' " - in that address, he said in speak ing of the league-of-nations, "If, the future had nothing for us but a new attempted keep the world in right poise by a balance of power, the United, States' would take no in terest, because it will join no com bination of Jowers which is not a combination of "all of usJ She is pot intcested merely in the peace of Europe, but in the peace of the world." The president did not expain whftt he meant by a "combination of all of us." He did say: " in the past the world was governed, or at any rate an attempt was made to govern by partnerships in interests. They have broken down." Wilson Not Committed. "There is only one thing," he added, "that can bind peoples to gether. That is, common devotion to right." He concluded by saying: "I wish w could-not only for Britian and the United States, but for France, for Italy and the world enter into a great league covenant, declaring Ourselves first for all the friends of mankind and uniting ourselves together for the maintenance ' and the triumph of the right." Germany Not "One of Us." Surely nobody can expect these utterances as committing the presi dent to the theory of a league of nations which shall embrace an unrepentant and unregenerate Ger many. She is not "one of us." A statement by her that she is the friend of mankind woud provoke only derision. Russia or what was once Rus siarow broken and rent by an archy aiwl dominated by murderous internationalists cannot be "one of us." Germany, as well as Austria, must be reapportioned. She must be made to realize the enormity of her crimes against civilization and hu manity. Here adjusted state to be created out of- her territory must have a new birth of spirit, as well as a com pile change of government, before any of them can be admitted as "one of us." New Russians must arise before any one of them can meet the test based upon goodwill and friendship (Continued on Par Two, Column Three.) "Big Five" Packers in ! Conspiracy to Control Trade, Charges, Colver : Washington, Jan.- 2. Chairman Colver of the Federal Trade com mission told "the senate committee that the five" leading packers con trolled 665'Compan:es whose busi ness was not directly related to meat slaughtering, and exercised some control over others. He reiterated his recent charge that competitive wholesale grocers were being driv en out-of business by the packers through price cutting, establishment of braqch houses and extensive de livery systems. . . Mr. Colver said the commission had no knowledge of a price con trol combination among wholesale grocers.. . .. ., ... . Women in Rain Keep Watch Fire Burning Before White House Washington, Jan. 9 2. Several members of the national woman's party, wearing seamen's slickers, stood in driving rain on. the side walk before the White House today to keep burning in a metal washtub their "watch fire," which they say will burn until the senate acts fa vorably on the woman's suffrage amendment. Relays of women iad attended the fire, since it was light ed in' the tub last night after a crowd of citizens, and men in uni form, had extinguished one in- a decorative urn in ' Lafayette square. Half a dozen women arrested dur ing the disturbance and released without bond did not appear in the police court. ... , . CARMEN PRESENT TROUBLES TO BOARD Make Specific Complaints of Working Conditions in Omaha and Rai& Wage Question. The national war labor board will now come to order," announced Henry C. Smith, director of hear ings, at 4 o'clock yesterday after noon in federal court room No. 2. William H. Taft and Basil M. Manly, joint chairmen of the board, had just entered the courtroom, having arrived two hours behjfld schedule on a belated train from the east. The distinguished visitors are here to receive oral and written arguments from the Omaha and Council Bluffs street railway com pany and representatves of car men's local union, No. 807. Resume Hearing Today. The matters in controversy relate to awards already rendered by the board, to alleged disregard to cer tain features of these awards by the Scraps of Paper? Special Chair for One-Time President A big leather chair was brought into the Federal building yester day and put in place of honor to be occupied by Ex-President William.-' Howard Taft, who comes i to attend the street railway hear ing as representative of the war board. " The seat of the chair. j9 nearly three .feet wide audit is almost as long as it 'is wide. Officials at the court agreed that it is big enough to hold Mr. Taft, "es pecially," they explained, "since he has been dieting." Mr. .Taft now weighs less than 300 pounds and is the authority for the information in the article "How to GROW THIN By William Howard Taft." WOUNDED i ! traction company, and to matter's more or less directly connected with the recent street car strike. Chairman Taft and Manly sat until nearly 6 o'clock yesterday p. m., when Mr. Taft announced that the hearing would be resumed at 9 o'clock this morning. Met by Business Men. The former president of the United States and his present asso ciate were met at the depot by a committee which comprised Ran dall K. Brown, Victor Rosewater, John L. Kennedy, C. H. Pickens and Arthur P. Guiou. Reservations for the party were made at the Fon tenelle hotel. Those in Attendance. At the hearing the street railway company was represented by Attor new John L. Webster, President G. W. Wattles, General Manager R. A. Leussler and Director L. J. Crofoot. Jerry Burnett, national organizer for the street car men, w-as accom panied by President Ben Short of the local union and members of the executive committee of the local. Among those who also attended were: T. P. Reynolds, chairman of Nebraska State Federation of Labor, Mayor Smith, City Commissioners J. Dean Ringer and H. B. Zimman, Corporation Counsel C. W. Lam bert, United States Attorney Tom Allen, C. W. Hull, C. C. and J. E. George, F. A. Kennedy, Postmaster Charles Fanning, Gould Dietz and a group of carmen. Ofiicers of the carmen's union oc (Continued on Page Two, Column Two.) Hitchcock Protests Shipping Potash from Alsace to U. S. Washington, Jan. 2. War trade board officials said today that Chair man Vance McCormick, now on his ; way to Europe, would investigate the announcement of Chairman Hurley, of the shipping board, in j fans, ot a plan to ship between 500,000 aid 600,000. tons of potash from Alsace to America. Senator Hitchcock had submitted protests from Nebraska potash producers, who claim that the proposed plan conflicts with the war trade board's order prohibiting the importation of potash from Germany until peace has-been formally declared. Senator Hitchcock later read the protest in the senate. It said the proposed shipments from Alsace would paralyze the Nebraska potash industry and urged that importations be shut off until some policy rela tive to potash production could be ! worked out. The Nebraska senator charged that there seemed "to be a combina tion of fertilizercompanies wherebv they are refusing to buy potash produced under the simulation of government propaganda.- HUNS FORGED BY BOLSHEVIK! TO LEAVE RIGA Red Army Being Increased by Enrolling Prisoners of War Returning from Ger many and Austria. Copenhagen, Jan. 2. Owing to the advance of "superior forces, of bolsheviki," says a . dispatch from Berlin, the German troops have been compelled to evacuate Riga, the Li vonian port at the head of the Gulf of Riga. Red Army Growing. Washington, Jan. 2. Advices to the State department today an nounce that returning Russian pris oners of war on coming out of Austria-Hungary and Germany are be ing offered 300 rubles monthly, clothing and food, to join the bol shevik red army. According to this information, few of the prisoners ac cept this offer and popular feeling in Russia is strongly against the bol sheviki. Nevertheless, the power of the bolsheviki is reported on the in crease since tne re-capture of Kazan and Samara from the Czechs. Their forces are now said to be concen trating on the Ukranian front. One prisoner declared that when typhus struck the Russian prison camps in Germany his comrades died at the rate of 500 a day. It was reported that 750.000 died in prison. Transportation conditions in bolshevik-controlled Russia are much worse than in Siberia, no passenger cars being run except as freight cars, and service above third class is infrequent. CZECH LEADER WIPES OUT ARMY OF BOLSHEVIKI i ii General Gaida Wins Brilliant Victory at Head of Allied Troops In Capture of Perm. Vladivostok, Jan. 2. (By Asso ciated Press.) In capturing Perm, in the Ural mountains. General Gai da, at the head of Czecho-Slowk and Siberian forces, virtually de stroyed the bolshevik Third army, from which he took 31,000 oriscners. General Gaida's troops captured an armored train from which Nikolai Lenine, the bolshevik premier, as directing operations in Ihe region of Perm. Lenine . himself escaped, but several members of his parly were taken prisoners. The exploit of General Gaida in capturing Perm parallels his suc cess in the campaign of 'ast sum mer. His superiors opposed his p!an of attack against Perm and ht carried out the operation at the risk of removal from his command. The bulk of his force was made up of Siberian troops, but he had two regiments of Czechs in his army. Takes Much Material. In addition to the 31,000 prisoners reported General Gaida captured 5,000 railway cars, 120 field Rufts, 1,000 machine guns, 30 automobiles, an entire wagon transport, several armored trains and several thou sand horses. His maneuver was a complete surprise to the bolshevik," as proved by the fact that he cap tured several prominent soviet lead ers at the headquarters 4of the Third bolshevik army. Ten bolsheviki regiments are declared to have been annihilated and the rest of the en emy army was driven across the Kama river. And Also in Automobile Display Advertising The Omaha Bee As Usual Led All Competition During 1918 Here Are The Official Figures as Compiled by Haynes Adv. Co. Warfield Adv. Ag. Bee - 38,794 Inches World-Herald 38,523 Inches News 30,644 Inches Automobile Manufacturers and Dealers Have Learned Through Years of Experience the Superiority of The Omaha Bee as a Medium Through Which to Market Their Cars. You, like the Automobile Manufacturer and Dealer, can Profitably Advertise your product in the columns of The Bee. Keep Your Eye on The Bee Still Greater Improvements During 1919 SOLDIERS ARE BEING RESCUED Work of Removing Troops from Transport Begun; Lifeboats Capsized by Heavy Surf. New York, Jan. 2. The trans port Northern Pacific stranded or. a sandbar near Fire Island Light i resting easily tonight and is in nc danger, according to a wireless mes sage received tonight by the Asso ciated Press from Captain Connelly commanding. "Another attempt t float the vessel will be made at high water tomorrow. When darkness halted until to morrow morning the removal oi home-bound soldiers from the transport, natal officials at the port of embarkation headquarters at Hoboken estimated that between 600 and 70O men, many of their wounded, had been transferred tr. I warsliins or taken ashore in life boats or the breeches buoy. Thrown Into Surf. A lifeboat loaded with trooi)' from the transport was "Japsized bv the heavy surf, throwing IS soldier? and life savers into theater. All were saved. One soldier and three of the life savers were caught under the boat Life guards on shore rushed in the surf and after rescuing tlir1 others, dragged the boat to the beach, where the four -who were unconscious were revived. , Resort to Breeches Buoy. After the mishap the life saver.' abandoned for a while the method of bringing soldiers ashore in the small boats. Instead, the breeche; buoy was rigged and soon the troop? began reaching land two at a time. Later, preparations were made to launch lifeboats again. A po'ver boat from the cruiser Columbia, engaged in bringing ashore troops from the transport Northern Pacific, capsized this aft ernoon, when its engine went dead as it approached the beach, throw ing all hands, nine men, into the sea. All were rescued by life guards, who dashed into the breakers and While some of the soldiers were being brought ashore in surf craft, the majority, naval officers said, were ferried in light draft vessels operating between the grounded liner and warships standing off shore. The receiving ships, it was stated, would start for New York as soon as they were loaded. The naval authorities reported that the Northern Pacific was "rest ing easily" this afternoon in 18 feet of water, with her hull imbedded . to the depth of six feet in the sand. Sixty men from the Northern Pacific had reached the Y. M. C. A. hut at the naval air station at Bay Shore by 2 o'clock this afternoon. They were mostly from the Eighth trench mortar battery. A coast guard crew later succeed ed in getting a line to the trans port, on Avhich they rigged their surf boat somewhat like a trolley. The surf boat then began ferrying soldiers to the beach. Because of the rough seas it was impossible for the, men to come over the side of the ship on ladders. A ship's lifeboat was slung out from the davits and lowered to the surf boat into which the men were trans ferred. The first trip frdm the ship, to the shore waas a hard one. Several times it looked as if the boat had been swamped. Only the clever work of the coast guards saved it. However, the doughboys, aside from getting wet, were none the worse for the. trip. Red Cross On Job. The three wounded officers de clared that the stranded troops were in the best of spirits and were, in fact, making merry over their pre dicament. A Red Cross contingent of nine mirses arrived a the shore today with enough sandwiches and coffee to feed the entire personnel of tha transport. Colonel Pierce has re ceived orders to commandeer a! houses on Tire Island if the troopj were landed. A coast guard crew, tmder com mand of Captain Tuttle, of the Oak Island station, took a boat out to the transport at 9 a. m. through a heavy surf. The troops lined the rails and cheered as the small boat came alongside. After remaining oil board for a while, Captain Tuttle re entered his boat, which headed out vo sea in the direction of the cruiser Des Moines. Sea Pounds Transport. Washington, Jan. 2. The con tant pounding of the seas against the American transport Northern Pacific, stranded on Fire island since 3:30 a. m. Wednesday, had driven the ship higher onto the beach this forenoon, swinging its how so that, it was only 250 yuilp from the shore.