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YOUNG SOLDIERS TO BE
Albany. N. Y., Feb. 3. (By Uni
versal Service.) The discipline
taught the American youth in the
American army and the hard knocks
he received "over there" are des
tined to produce a "race of super
husiness men in the United States,"
the view of Lt. Col. Charles W.
Berry, adjutant general of New
"The same something which has
made a man go forward into a hell
tf fire knowing that it meant death,
will make him go forward again,"
said the colonel in decrying the
oft-repeated assertion that the army
life has destroyed many youthful
Americans for business careers. "I
don't care what line of business that
men enters after his discharge from
. military service," he added, "he has
had an experience he will never
outgrow and he wil lorge aneaa in
civil life in exactly the same mannr
as when he went over the top."
SON OF FORMER GERMAN
EMPEROR ASKS DIVORCE.
Zurich, Switzerland, Feb. 3.
Frederick William Hohenzollern,
eldest son of the former German
emperor, according to a Berlin dis
patch p the Munich Zeitung, has
instituted proceedings for a di
vorce. Frederick William now is an exile
from Germany on the Dutch island
of Weiringen. The family of the
former crown prince, according to
reports, has remained at Potsdam.
Frederick William was married in
Tune, 1905, to the Grand Duchess
Cecile of Mecklenburg, a sister of
the queen of Denmark. They have
five ahildren, the youngest, Princess
Alexandra, having been born in
A Zurich dispatch Sunday quoted
the Tageblatt of Prague as authority
for the statement that former Em
peror Charles of Austria-Hungary
intended to apply for a divorce
from his wife, who was Princess
Zita of Bourbon and Parma.
WOULD GIVE ENLISTED MEN
PAY AND ALLOTMENT.
Washington, Feb. 3. Secretary
Baker today submitted to the house
a bill providing that enlisted men
of the regular army who were dis
charged to accept commissions in
the army during the war shall be
' given the retired pay and allotments
of master signal electricians when
mustered out of the service. Sec
retary Baker said all of the en
listed men who were commissioned
had performed valuable service and
that the proposed reward was no
more than a just recognition of
their services. - V
4 RETIRE," SAYS
Don't Understand You,"
U. S. Officer Tells French
General on Receiving
Command to Retreat.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Washington, Feb. 3. A "hell rrian"
Is what the members of the Three
Hundred Sixty-ninth . regiment in
which New York colored fighters of
the old Fifteenth regiment were or
ganized, call Col. Willia'm Hayward,
their commander, according to an
interview with Sergt. John Jamison,
a member of Company, K of the
regiment as detailed today by the
Kew York World.
In telling the story how Colonel
Hayward, a Nebraska boy born and
bred, who may yet turn out to be the
Roosevelt of the empire state, ex
posed himself while leading his men
tmder a galling fire of the Germans.
Sergeant Jamison says:
"At Belleau Wood we were fight
ing" with the French, and the Ger
mens launched a counter-attack to
our advance," he said. '
"It was getting hot for us.
Colonel Hayward took the insignia
of rank off his shoulders, and grab
bing a rifle from a soldier, darted
'out ahead and led us through a
storm of German artillery.
"A French general ordered us to
retire. Colonel Hayward. who was
under his command, replied to the
general,. 'I don't understand you.
The general raised both his hands
over his head and shouted 'retire.
"Colonel Hayward came back wit.i
'My men never retire they go -forward
or they die,' and we went for
ward." ,r .
Sergeant Jamison and 15 men ot
the Three Hundred Sixty-ninth ar
rived in New York Saturday from
France on the battleship Connecti
cut bringing all sorts of tales of
how they "cut the Germans to
Women of Nation Seek'
to Punish Huns Who
Ccmmitcd Sex Offenses
Omaha women will sign a world-
wide petition calling upon the league
of nutions to enforce individual
criminal prosecution of soldiers' of
the central powers who comm'.ttcd
sexual offenses during the war.
The petition, which was endorsed
and circulated for signatures at f a
meeting, of the Omaha Woman's
club Moiday, further ask; that the
status of women'victims be declared
by the Several governments to be
that of "soldiers honorably wounded
in the defense of their country."
There shall be no stigma of dis
grace attached to these women, ac
cording to the petition.
Mrs. A. P. Hanchett vl -Council
Bluffs and Mrs. Fred Lomnis in
troduced the petition at the club
"One million French women call
upon us to help put this movement
through." -sa'd Mr. A. L. Feruald,
president of the club. ' r.
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Grain Dealers Ask Govern
ment to Pay $2.26 and
Sell to Consumer at
By Associated Press. ;
Washington, Feb. 3. Grain deal
ers appearing today ' before the
house agriculture committee pro
posed that the government pay the
guaranteed price of $2.26 a bushel
for the 1919 wheat crop and sell it
to the consumer at the world mar
ket price, which they estimated
would be about $1.25. The witness
es generally believed this plan
would cost -the government proba
bly $1,250,000,000, but said this loss
was preferable to any attempt on
the part of the government to main
tain an artifical price. 1
Representative Lever of South
Carolina, suggested three other
plans: That the wheat movement
be entirely on the pre-war basis;
that the movement possibly be re-
civinteA K.r rrwrnmint hpincr
authorized to sell or to buy so as
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to prevent manipulation, anu uai
the domestic movement be entirely
on the pre-war basis with the ex
port movement under federal con
trol. The committee was holding hear
ings on the bill prepared by A. W.
Glasgow, counsel for the food ad
ministration in co-operation with
the Department of Agriculture. The
dealers strongly opposed continua
tion of the food administration's
grain corporation as provided in the
bill. They, however, urged con
innat:nn of the corooration for buy
ing and selling the crop.
Powers too Broad.
Chairman Lever, also announced
his disapproval of the measure as
drawn, declaring that it granted
broader powers-than those "of the
food control act. L. F. Gates of
the Chicago Board of Trade, declar
ed the proposal was "vicious," while
grain dealers testified that Mr. Glas
gow had disregarded their sugges
t'ons and drafted a bill unnecessari
ly broad and conferring too much
power on one official. -
riKirfnan T .ever announced that
none of the committeemen "serious
ly considered the building oi eieya
tors Ul wan-iiv"-"-- , - , ,
erain" and that this section of the
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A -E. Reynolds of Crawfordsville,
Ind., chairman of the legislative
t iVio orain rlpalers Na-
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tion'al association, said a crop ot
1 250.000,000 bushels was in prosper
and he with other dealers thought
the world price would be about
a bushel. ' - ..
F. C. Van Dusen of Minneapolis
t. ....oeor, Jc Inn farlv to make
specific plans under which tjie grain
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Attorneys Spend Day
Reading "Bull" into
Federal Court Record
New York, Feb. 3. Two of last
year's issues of Bull, a radical mag
azine, formerly edited by Jeremiah
A. O'Leary, occupied the entire at
tention of judge, jury, attorneys and
witnesses today at the trial in fed-
-I ....t rf fYT.parv and three of
cmi win i j . .
his associates on charges of violat
ing the espionage act.
O'Leary's counsel insisted that
v, ntir rnntcnte of the maiazines
be-read and the lawyers, working in
relays, spent the day rearling me
contents of . the magazines into the
One article written by O Leary
declared the writer was "one of
those unfortunate creatures who
never could see the remotest chance
for an allied victory and that I am
pro-German as the newspaners con
tinuously allege, but that I know a
thing or two about conditions that
exist in Getmany."
Th;s article described the sending
of American, so'diers overseas as
"an act of madness, of national
Would Pay Bonus
to Nebraska Fighters
for War Services
From a Staff Correspondent. -Lincoln.
Feb. 3. (SneciaL) A
cash bonus of $500 will be paid to ..
every soldier and sailor who en
tered miliary service, if the pro
visions of a bill drawn by Senator
T. E. Bradstreet of Grand Is
land becoms a law. Senator
Bradstreet announced he would
intreduce the bill before the time
limit expires Wednesday night i
"Every man who gave up a
lucrttive position in order to fight
for his country Fhovld have some
capital to start V)u-'nes wh on
his return." said Senator Brad
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Huge Mohammedan Empire
Former Agreement Between
France and Great Britain
May Be Source of Trou
ble in Settlement
By NABOTH HEDIN
Correspondent of Universal
(Special Cable Dispatch.)
Paris, Feb. 3. French opinion
now envisages with a certain dread
the creation of an immense Moham
medan empire covering parts of Af
rica and Asia under British super
vision and protection. It is well
known here that the sultan of Egypt
and the king of Hedaz are merely
instruments for such a realization.
The agreements of 1915 and 1916 di
vided Asiatic Turkey between Rus
sia, England and France, giving
Russia Constantinople, France Syria
and England Mesopotamia.
Now the French regard that con
tract as still binding between France
and Britain, while England holds
otherwise and therefore favors the
Wilsonian plan which forecloses the
first 'mortgage on . the Turks and
wipes out the second and third mort
gages held by the French on Syria,
in view of French experts on, eastern
BAIL HEAD TO
Director General Mines De
clares He Does Not Believe
in Government Owner
" ' ship of Railroads.
Washington, Feb. 3. Director
General Hines, testifying today be
fore the senate interstate commerce
committee, declared he did not be
lieve in government ownership, but
in supervision of a few big railway
companies subject to close govern
ment supervision.- -
"I do not believe there is any
thing substantial in the argument
thaf a five-year extension of govern
ment operation would necessarily
mean government ownership," Mr.
Hines said. "I believe there can be
a form of radically reconstructed
private ownership with such close
government supervision, including
government representation on the
boards of directors, as will give the
public and labor all the benefits of
government ownership and at the
same time will preserve . the benefits
ofp rivate'and self-interested initiat
ive and will avoid the political dif
ficulties which perhaps are iiuepara
bl from government ownership.
Moderate Guaranteed Returns.
"I believe that all the objects
which I think, must be achieved in
order to obtain a permanent solution
can be accomplished through the
creation of a comparatively few ail
road companies which will have cap
italization equal only to the real
value of the property and which will
have a moderate guaranteed return
with the right to participate mod
erately in any additional profits."
D. J. O'Brien Company
Starts Damage Suit
inst New York Firm
New' York, Feb. 3. Charging il
legal combination in restraint of
trade, by means of which a monop
oly was effected in corn syrup and
other ingredients used in the manu
facture of candy and preserves, the
D. J. O'Brien company of Omaha
brought suit in federal court here to
day against the Corn Products Re
fining company and a score of other
defendants for $172,799 damages.
The complaint asserted that, in vi
olation of the Sherman anti-trust
act, tne defendants fixed prices and
obtained rebates from railroads from
1905 to 1915.
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Body Left Open Temporarily
The executive committee of the
Omaha Church federation held a j
meeting Monday atternoon to c J-
Siaer me situation creaieu uy
situation created by the
resignation of Frank E. Mayer a
After considerable discussion it
was decided to take no immediate
action on the resignation. The of
fice of the federation in the Y. M.
C. A. building will be kept open.
Rev. Harry B. Foster, president, will
have eeneral sunerviston and will
give some time each day to the work j
of the office.
No meeting of the federation is to :
be held soon, as the executive comT;
fn ttee desires to have a definite plan j
to lay uefore the members with .
reference to tilling the vacancy
caused by Mr. Mayer's resignation.
The various committees, however,
will continue their work.
Spandau Arsenal Closed.
Berlin, Saturday, Feb. "l. (By
Associated Press.) The stat ar
senal at Spandau, employing 50.000
laborers, has be?n closed because i
of the coal shortage,' I
Shortest Speech '
Recorded at Paris
Made by Frenchman
Paris, Feb. 3. Louis L. Klotz,
French minister of finance, was
elected president of the peace
conference committee on repara
tion, rn the briefest speech yet
delivered during the conference,
M. Klotz invited the members to
get to work.
"Thank you," said M. Klotz.
"Let us get to work for justice.
That is our program." 1
Wednesday morning the com
mittee will begin discussing the
general principles of reparation.
TO GO ON STRIKE
Labor Situation in Great Brit
ain Growing Worse; Large
Bodies of Troops Are
Held in Glasgow.
London, Feb. 3. Late tonight no
extension of the strike movement
was reported except in South Wales,
where the electrical trades union
declared a strike for a 47-hour week.
This strike would have involved the
collieries and many other big under
takings and on the representation
that if the men were withdrawn the
mines would become flooded and
other serious damage would result,
the strikers agreed to allow power
for the mines.
There was no change in the Lon
don district tonight.
London, Feb. 3. The seriousness
of the strike situation in London
was further increased late today
when the hotel workers at a meet
ing decided to go on a strike. About
8,000 men and women are involved.
The presence of large bodies of
troops in Glasgow is believed to in
sure a continuance of the present
state of order there, but at Belfast
the second week o fthe strike begins
with increased uneasiness, although
there are no signs of any disposition
on the part of the men to resort to
further violence. .
For eight days Belfast has been
using candles for lighting and most
of .the public services have been at a
complete standstill. , The curtail
ment o fthe fuel supply is causing
considerable suffering and an in
definite prolongation of these condi
tions is considered impossible.
The British cabinet held a session
today to discuss the labor situation.
It is said, however, that the govern
ment is still against any interven
tion. The parliamentary committee of
the trades union congress decided
today to summon a special 'meeting
to consider the whole question of
The corporation of the city, of
Belfast today asked the lord mayor
to intervene in the strike.
Londoners Forced to Walk.
The central part of London pre
sented an unusual spectacle this
evening. City workers were walking
in crowds over the bridges and
along the thoroughfores which con
nect central London with the sub
urbs. There was great Congestion
at all terminals -ef tram car and
The discomfort of having to walk
was increased by the slippery condi
tion of roads and sidewalks, which,
in the outlying districts of the city,
were covered with show.
J. W. Gamble Vice President
Of First National Bank
Prominent Business Man of
Omaha Makes Rapid Rise
During Residence -in
Tohn w Gambl. ores;dent of the
Standard Chemical Manufacturing
company of Omaha, has been elected
v;ce president and member of the
w q d;rectors of the ,?I, Na
tional bank of Omaha. He will oc
gin active duty in his position Tues
While not severing his connec
tion with the Standard Chemical
company, Mr. Gamble will take up
u-nrW in the- hanlf in hi6", new of.
Omaha knows Mr. . Gamble also '
w president of the Chamber of Coin-
nlerce and a member of the Athletic
cub, Field club, University club,
Seymour Lake c'.nb and Sales
Managers' association. He has mp.de
his home in this city for the past
eight years and is prominent in
business circles. L V
Mr. Gamble has made remarkable
progress in the commercial world in
the few years following his grad
uation from the University1 of Ne
braska. He is 39 years old. ';
He was assistant superintendent
of large department store in Seat-
tie for one ear, and resigned that '
FEBRUARY 4, 1919.
Briggs and Wade to Appear
Today Before City Fath
ers as Will Franks
" and Graham.
John Briggs, suspended detective
chief, and Leroy L. Wade, city de
tective, will appear before the city
council this morning to answer
charges of misconduct in office.
Briggs was suspended for signing
the name of Judge C. W. Britt on
Charges against , Detectives Gra
ham and Franks will also be aired
before the city council this mor
ning. The commission has set Fridav
morning as the time when charges
against Detective Bennie Danbaum
for neglect of duty yill be heard.
The big shakeup in the police de
partment was the main topic at the
With Chief of Detectives' Briggs
suspended on a charge of miscon
duct in office, Detective L. L. Wade
on the same charge and Detective
Ben Danbaum on the charge of
gross neglect of duty and with
charges pending against Detectives
J. H. Graham and Fred Franks for
kicking and cuffing a prisoner with
out apparent reason, the troubles of
the police department assumed
proportions which presage such a
cleaning as it has never seen before.
What Detectives Say. '
In defense of their action
against John Aytch, 1717 Burt
street, Detectives Graham- and
Fraiiks,"who are diarged by Commissioner-
L're with beatiog Aytch,
said: "We struck him when he
kicked at us and attempted to es
cape when we arrested him." '
Aytch was arrested Friday night
for breaking a plate glass in Hay
den's store. Commissioner Ure
complained to the city council of a
beating given Aytch by the detec
tives. Detective Graham said: "I will
not hold a piece of sugar in my
hand, coaxing prisoners to come
to jail. I've tried that kindness
stunt too many times. I've never
struck a man unless he came at me
"Aytch Kicked Me."
Graham has a'prominent scar on
his chin which is a result of a kick
given him a year ago when he
sought to arrest a man by asking
him to accompany him to the sta
tion. Detective Franks said: "I never
struck Aych until he kicked me in
The detectives recovered an over
coat which Aytch is accused of
stealing a month ago from W. M.
Snell. Merchants hotel. Thirty elec
tric light globes, which Aytch con
fessed to stealing, were also recov
ered by the detectives.
The hearing of the case "of De
tectives Franks and Graham conies
before the city council this morn
ing. Failed to Make Arrest.
'The specific, charge against De
tective Danbaum is that on Novem
ber 11 he failed to arrest Meyer
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position to act as salesmanagw tor
a New York merchandise house. In
1909-10 he was superintendent , of
pufjlic schools at Plattsmouth, Neb.,
and on June 1. 1919. he. came to
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Police Arrest Spellman
Under Charges in Auto Case
Just After Knocks Out Man
"Much Wanted" Man Accused of Larceny of Richard
. son Motor Car and "Hunted" for Three Weeks
Nabbed Just as He is Victor in Prize Fight at Fort
Omaha; Makes Run for Freedom, But is Stopped.
Ralph Spellman, 18, 2420 Ames
avenue, for whom detectives under
John Briggs, while chief of de
tectives, have been searching for
three weeks in connection with the
theft of J. H. Richardson's automo
bile, was arrested last night by De
tectives Toland and Baughman
shortly after he had knocked put
Roscoe, the fighting medic, in a
four-round bout at the Fort Omaha
Edward McDennott. drug clerk,
1020 Park avenue, Spellman's sec
ond, wafi also arrested and booked
with j aiding and abetting a fugitive
. Grand Larceny Charge.
Spellman is booked for grand lar
ceny in connection with the theft of
an automobile from J. H. Richard
son, real estate man, staying at the
Her Grand hotel.
Spellman laughed when he entered
the police station last night. "Well,
they got me at last," he said.
"I don't know Why they're book
ing, me for grand larceny. I was
never neaf the automobile I am ac
cused of stealing. I knew the dicks
were after me, and I've been having
lots of fun passing some of them
on the street and watching them
laying for me out home."
Greenberg First Held.
The recovery of Richardson's car
in some weeds in East Omaha led
to the arrest of Meyr Greenberg
and Don Chrisman and the filing
of charges against Detective Bennie
A warrant was sworn out for
young Spellman's arrest by Briggs
when Greenberg declared that
"Spellman stole the car."
Acting upon the warrant, three
weeks old, Acting Chief of Detectives
A. P. Haze detailed Detectives To
land arid Baughman en the -case.
REVENUE BILL IS
: RAPPED BY MANY
Fear Deadlock Between Buy
ers and Sellers Will Cause
National Idleness and
By a Staff Correspondent.
Washington, Feb. 3. Business
men of Omaha, Lincoln, Beatrice,
Grand Island, Hastings, Superior
and, other Nebraska cities kept the
wires busX today with telegrams,
to the Nebraska delegation protest
ing against the war revenue bill,
which will be reported this week.
The objection to the bill from the
business man's point of' view is
found in . the following, telegram
from T. C. Byrne, and is a fail
sample of the protests being re
"If commercial interests of
the country are compelled to
pay taxes amounting to almost
what profits of last year's bus
iness have- appeared to be, the
shrinkage in the value of mer
chandise commodities and oth
er assets will be disastrous to
merchants and manufacturers.
Forms, a Deadlock.!
"The fear of this legislation
is now causing the distributing
trade of, the coifntry to refuse
to make contracts and commit
ments, with the result that this
is a deadlock between buyers
and sellers. Consequently we
arc confronted with idle ma
chinery, unemployed labor and
business stagnation. It is im
perative that the proposed bill,
which was designed when the
country was preparing 5,000,000
men for war, should either be
defeated or greatly modified." ,
Ukrainian Troops to
Attack Roumania, Says
London, Feb. . 3,-r-Ukrainian
troops are preparing p attack Rou
mania, which is said to have mobil
ized its forces to meet the assault
according to Copenhagen advices to
Secure Writ of Habeas
Corpus in Rumely Case
New York, Feb. 3. A writ of
habeas corpus, obtained to prevent
the removal to Washington, D..
of Dr. Edward A. Rumely, former
ly publisher of the New York Even
ing Mail, to plead to an indictment
charging failure to report property
alleged to be owned by the German
government, was dismissed in fed
eral district court here today by
Judge Mayer. Dr. Rumely also is
under indictment in this city on t
similar charge and is at liberty on
The city detectives learned that
Spellman was scheduled to enter the
fighting ring at Fort Omaha last
night, and planted there for him.
Boys Make Sneak.
McDennott spied Detective To
land liear the ringside and "tipped"
young Spellman after the entree had
knocked out Roscoe, hir opponent,
in the fourth round. Wild applause
and cheering met Spellman's vic
tory. Pursuant to McDermott's ti;
that detectives were waiting for
Spellipan, both boys sneaked from
the army post by way of a west
road and started for Omaha along
the Missouri Pacific tracks.
Detectives Toland and Baughman
caught sight of them passing Thir
tieth and Boyd streets, and hid be
hind a house when tliey saw the
boys turn back and cut across a
vacant lot near Thirtieth and Fort
When the detectives 'sought to
arrest Spellman and McDermott on
Thirtieth street, they did not at
tempt escape, .
Say Will Clear Himself.
While city detectives under the
direction of Briggs were scouting
Omaha to arrest Spellman, the j
yOjUiig pugilist kept up his daily
work with no apparent worry as to j
his probable arrest. ;
A Bee reporter talked with him j
at Seventeenth and Harney three i
nights ago. "The dicks want me," j
Spellman said, "but they've got me j
wrong. They know where I am if
they want me very badly.
It is the opinion at the detective
department that Spellman will clear
up matters pertaining to the theft
and recovery of Richardson's car,
which 'wafe the basis of the recent
charges filed against Detective Dan
Club Members Want Five of
Number Appointed to State
Food Commission by
N- Governor McKelvie.
The Omaha Woman's club is op
posed to Senate File No. 9, 'a civil
service bill affecting city of Omaha
employes introduced in the state
legislature by Senator Cooper.
"This is a civil service bill in name
only," said Mrs. Lee Edwards.
Members of the civil service re
form committee of the club, headed
by Mrs. Edwards, declined to appear
in favor .of the bill at a municipal
affairs committee hearing, on invita
tion of the author, Senator Cooper.
BilT Offers No Protection.
."The only purpose of this bill is to
'blanket' into office for the rest of
their life, employes whe have served
the city for five years," said Mrs.
Edwards, former civil service em
ploye in Chicago. "There is no pro
vision for a competitive examination
for appointments and. no protection
to ,an employe against losing his job
with a new incoming political ad
mininstcaton. It would be very bad
for such a . haphazard bill to- go
The club went on record as op
posed to the bill, at a meeting held
Monday afternoon in the Young
Women's Christian association.
Want Women on Food Board.
Omaha club women will also pe
tition Governor McKelvie to appoint
at least five women oh the state food
commission. The home economics
department, led by Mrs. R. L.
Frantz, is behind the movement.
When the food inspection was or
ganized with six members, there was
one woman appointed at the sugges
tion of the Omaha club. Now there
are 30 appointees but only one wa
man, it was stated.
The club endorsed the proposal of
one of its members, Mrs. E. Allen to
the Chamber of Commerce, for the
election of a memorial building to
Omaha's dead soldiers.
Rev. Titus Lowe spoke on "Side
lights of the War."
Liberty Motor Test ts
Completed at Houston
Houston, Tex., Feb. 3. The Lib
erty motor test flight from Ellington
field to Detroit and return was com
pleted this afternoon when the air
plane handled by Capt. L. J. Robin
son and Lieut. A. A. Adams landed
at the home field. Captain Robin
son estimated the distance covered
between 4,000 and 5,000 miles, giving
the flying time as 1.650 minutes. The
average speed was 110 miles an hour
for the entire distance and the maxi
mum 125 miles. The entire trip was
devoid of engine trouble. The fliers
kit Ellington field December 21,
J3 (5) M
Memorable Scene in Chamber
When Wilson Appears to
Deliver Address on Amer- '
ica's Part in War.
Insist , on Standing
While Wilson Talks
By Associated Press.
Paris. Feb. 3. President Wil
son this evening delivered ait ad
dress in the chamber of deputies,
having as auditors President
Poincare, the presidents of the
chamber and the senate and larg?
numbers of members of both
houses of parliament and the per
sonnel of the French cabinet.
The audience insisted on hear
ing the president's address stand
ing. M. Poincare, C'lemenceau
and Dubose also stood. This
seemed to embarrass President
Wilson, who made gestures that
the deputies remain seated, but
they shouted: "Standing,
will hear you standing."
President Wilson turned, to
M. Deschanel, begging him to
request that the deputies be
seated, but the president of the
chamber shrugged his shoulders,
as if helpless! Enthusiasm did
not break out until the interpre
ter translated the speech. Then
deputies and senators gave full
vent to their feelings.
' Paris, Feb. 3. President Wilson
spoke as follows before the chain,
ber of deputies todajv. I'residcut
Poincare of France fteing present:
"I am keenly aware of the un
usual and distinguished honor yoi:
are paying me by permitting .r.c" U
meet you in this place and to ad
dress you from this historic plat
form. "Indeed, sir, as day has followed
day and week has followed week
in this hospitable land of France!
I have felt the sense of comrade
ship ever become more and more in
timate and it has seemed to me thai
the making of history was becomine
"We knew before tin's war began
that France and America were unit
ed in affection. We knew the oc- ,
casions which drew the two nations
together in those years, which now
seem so far' away, when the work
was first beginning Jo thrill with tin
impulse of human liberty, when the
soldiers of France came to help th.'
struggling little republic of Ame
ica to get on its feet and prockM
one of the first victories of free
dom. "We have never forgotten that
but we did not see the full meaning
of it. A hundred years arrd more
went by and the spindles were slow-
ly weaving the web of history. We
did not see it to be complete, tin
whole of the design to be made
Linked With Great Britain.
"Now look what has happened.
In that far-off day when France
came to the assistance of America.
America was fighting Great Britain.
And now she is linked as closely to
Gceat Britain as she is io France.
We sec now how these apparently
diverging lines of history are com
ing together. The nations which
once stood in battle array against
one another are' now shoulder tc
shoulder, fighting a common enemy
"It was a long time before we saw
that, and in the last four years some
thing has happened that is unprece
dented in -the history of mankind
It is nothing less than ' this that
bodies of men on both sides of tin
sea and in all parts of the worlt
have come to realize their comrade
ship of freedom. - .
"France, in the meantime, as v;
have so often said, stood at th
frontier of freedom. Her lines lav
along the very lines that divided th'.:
home of freedom from the home oi
military despotism. Hers was the
immediate peril. Hers was the con
stant dread. Hers was the most
pressing necessity of preparation:
and "she had constantly to ask her
self this question: "If the blow falls,
who will come to our assistance?"
"And the question was answerec
in the most unexpected way. Her
allies come to her assistance, but
many more than her allies. The frcs
people of the world came to hci
Paid Debt to France. .
"And in this way America' paid
her debt of gratitude to France by
sending her sons to fight upon the
soil of France. She did more. She
assisted in drawing the forces of the
world together in order that France
might never again feel her isolation
in order that France might nevei,
feel that hers was a lonely peril and "
would never again have to ask the
question who would come to her as
sistance. ' "For the alternative is a terribU
(CuutlnufU on fn;; Nine, Ci'luuin SU4
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