Washington Post, December 14, 1918

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December 14, 1918

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Washington Post, The (Newspaper) - December 14, 1918, Washington, District Of Columbia V of the fa ta tba all mem to it or tUf paper alM the local a member of Tko The tSw greatest tomorrow colder probably moderate Temperature yesterday 4O. DAILY ASP AS D. C. DECEMBER 14, 1918.-SIXTEEN 1918. BT CO. TWO FRENCH GIVE SPLENDID WELCOME TO PRESIDENT AS HE LANDS IN BREST Wilson Steps on Foreign Soil Amid Thunders of Guns and On His Way to Capital Today Will Greet American Executive as Nation's in Brest ed by Unsurpassed Enthusiasm Forts Salute as Combined American and French Fighting Squadrons Escort the George Washington Into Go Aboard Ship at Spectacle the Associated Dec. Wilson landed in France at o'clock this afternoon amid a demonstration of popular asm and national sympathy such as if has been accorded the head of a foreign government visiting The President left Brest at 4 o'clock this afternoon for u here the heart of France will acclaim him tomorrow as the The landing of the President was not only a remarkable with a notable pageant for its but it also marked the first entry of an American president into personal contact with Europe and its Fleets Roar and Salute to President ihe presidential fleet arrived at Brest shortly after it not until after 3 o'clock that President and Mrs Wilson debarked a boar and set loot on the soil of Vast crowds tho trip and tho fleets of warships roared a salute as hist of the journey was accomplished tin tho harbor boat ashore the President was seen standing on upper deck with French Ambassador to the who pointed out the historic and monuments of the I if doomed iu City snip and manned the and the Wilson's progress from of the American anthem i i i 3 ti. 'n was a ed tne mingled with the from the roor of the and the shouts of I tin crowds I i and Wilson Watches i fie The Washington to a- accompanied j a le flt. eone f tne on side President r Ison the Ill's w msj and a know lodgments as 1 e led with the artillery in old world's first tribute to the Amer i an President i Soon the of the Stephen the 1 i brief ad- and Georges the minister of who h u e to the n Behalf of boarded the George to extend their UK went on to make the arrangements for the lauding ot eels approaching from the The night was partly With the moon visible no wand denly the Pennsylvania a- of rapid signals from a destroyer off on and be- gan The pointed a long. Illuminated figure Into the wrote a message in on the big black In a few the written on the sky by a battleship away over the began to come Warships Fall Into Then the top lights of the fleet came over the curve one by one and stood by the President's which on her way until when all the ships in the l out and fell into their I pointed places oh the right of the line of The battleship Pennsylvania was at the head of the center having on either side a line of then a. line of four then a line of destroyers on the extreme out- The battleship with Vice Admiral Sims on headed the line on the followed by the the the Nevada and the Arizona in that The line on the right was headed by the New followed by the the Ar- kansas and the French Fleet Comes At 11 o'clock a French fleet began to come up from the There were twelve cruisers steaming in one- The French warships fired a salute slowly as they approached the George Washington to the and puffs of black smoke could be seen ail along the but only a few reports were The American battleships moved ahead to make room for the French A big then appeared from the direction of It circled and dipped ovet the fleet as it ex- changed with the Later a big French dirigible floated I flying the American When the French warships had taken their more than 40 sels were steaming in the line of the formation reaching both ways as far the eye could President Wilson and the of his party stood on the bridge of the George Washington to witness the naval spectacle Antiaircraft Gun On Board the TJ S. S George Dec 13 Wireless to the Associated Wilson his party were interested tators today of exhibition of anti- aircraft battery work by Admiral Mayo's the Pennsylvania 1'alloons were sent up from the super- dreadnought and then destroyed by the shellfire while the President watched through glasses fiom the bridge of the George The President labt night dined for- mally with members of the peace sion and J. J the French and Count di the Italian i n in began If ifs About iO v an 1 Kn v. ere 1 i I i 1 t. w 11 l il tn Kti Church Union Cables Hope For Success to President U U t c III n al di nti il t ipes tli i -t and i ed r t t t 1 it ihe Hun V of the to the was the suppressed of the German prisoners at it was evident that then in- c n c i c i u s e i 1 sighted at 1 1 I r t il ft is first r Vj id I and n o i li ub of terest i ri the visitor was as keen as and that of the huge crowd thi but the authorities kept these Germans in the background Among those who lined the route tn station Here delegations ot pa societies and other t ons and throngs ot people from the iu in gala Breton costumes The first to gleet the Pi os be tho French ministerial were Tardieu h high commissioner to the I tlie major of Bres Ambassador Shai Col M House i ot b ack ucn John J Perishing and Gen it the ker II Bliss Confers on British On Hoard S S George Deo 11 ny the today working and in i about his only recreation a to a entertainment gotten up by the He mingled with the their songs u waters Just and engaged in their with them Others of the men on looked in at ihe but the Pies dent stayed tier side the throughout the Today was tho busiest ot is. T the tr p for After a Now Texas long session with his stenographers French and he engaged in a continuous round ol 1 p L W l 3 e id i d ii k ind u i n t th i r of tlie i f i ri t n j i n 1 e di s i O to ti o t and T. d the huge bulk of ri r an and i -Z i obp el v o commander of and Vice Admiral r of tie mov t d g th the Georgo Pi i flotilla of an and hoit destroyers concluding by tions with the technical experts 01- to gather economic and information His longest conference was with John American ambassador to w itl Whom it 13 assumed he discussed the attitude toward questions towering on affecting Great Britain After sailing two days in tho warn waters of the more southern part the the Georgo Washington now tin forts it cannonade 13 heading up toward the coast o' and the u in ships an- and encountering gun for gun While the North Atlantic lanes been swept by gales the the inner i president's course has been bor land and the w ir craft up the derous while the the hills and 1 i i Korts Their Ti to tho arbor a i mile wide with f i r o u i s 10 Ti gh tl tho p int t of tho Battleships Meet On Board the U S. S. George the terraces of tho old Dec 13 the Associated Breton rang w ith cheers from American battleship dl the enthusiastic multitudes At the bame time the war vision joined President Wilson's ship at one k. the few naval in and transports dressed many months The vessels i with and the sight was nine at new Luncheon j an wtf k da Sundays iTo P. M before daylight the battleship Table Dining I leading the presidential second 13-7 F Adv. picked up oy wireless tho Xew Dec trustees of the Church Peace Union announced here today it had a sage to President the hope that he with the statesmen of the nations with which the United States Is may succeed In the noble to lish world peace on a righteous basis which will be guaranteed by a league of tree nations to make possible a new world order of justice and good will among The message also the be- lief the President be n v the Jewish and 1'iotestant conscience of the can The signers of the cablegram in- clude Cardinal Hamilton Holt John R Mott and Bishop Luther B Mrs. Wilson to Get Wilson Medal From Paris Dec. 13 municipal cil completed today the last details for the reception of President and Mrs ilson lien President Wilson is be- 1115 presented with the grand gold of the city of Mrs. son will bo presented with a gold brooch set in with doves in bas relief bearing an olive South Africans Demand Retention of Hun Colonies INSOLENT TO MS Huns in Coblenz Ridicule and Sneer at ARMY HALTS ALONG RHINE Bottle Thrown at One Americans Jostled on German Industries Confronted Wife Exorbitant WORKERS SEIZING CONTROL i Attempts Made to Divide Both Cap- ital and Profits of OATH GOT BY Hun Propaganda System in U.S. Bared by Capt. REVELATIONS TO Start Was in 1914, When 31 German Agents Believing U. S. Forces Will Be lent Than French or mans Are Quick to Take age of the River Probably Is Well Under Way by This Union of South Dec 13 resolution ing the repatriation of interned punishment for the of allied war prisoners and the retention of the former German has been passed by an astic mooting held here I At a mass meeting at Kimberly a I on was adopted requesting the imperial authorities to demand the I punishment of from the est to the who were ble for the inhuman treatment of allied and demanding that the union government repatriate all interned SEND ENVOY M. Arrives From New State of Northern New Dec an envoy sent from the new state of northern Russia to ar- rived here today aboard the American naval steamer Gambo from gel The Gambo left Russia November 2, calling at Glasgow November 22. U. S. WARSHIPS OCCUPY Take Over Command of Port and the Jugoslav Dec. 13 can has arrived at formerly one of the principal trian naval bases and has taken over the command of the port. Jugoslav war vessels in the harbor have hoisted the American cording to a telegram from reporting the arrival of the cans Special To Officers and Members Irish Organizations Next Sunday's New York American will contain cial cable news about the fight for 5-eif-determiantlon for also full text of Cardinal O'Connell's ison Square address on dom Please notify newsdealers at once to be sure to order enough copies of next Sunday's to take care of largely increased All persons interested IB Irish freedom will wish additional copies of day's American on account of the great Interest in the fight for self- determination for 4 By the American Army of Dec. four advance divisions of the American army of occupation virtually completed their march to the Rhine late They now are awaiting orders to cross the river which they will do to present gram. The Thirty-second division day rested its right In the suburbs of with the Second division on its Just south of Coblenz the two other divisions are hugging the river at Face German by courier to Dec. the Associated of the American and Cierman armies face each other across the Rhine From below northward to the British American forces hold the west bank o stream South of advanced elements of the American army e i cached the It is expected that the movement across the Rhine will be well under wav The Kirst and Third divisions have been designated to occupy the advanced along the 30-kliometer arc east of constituting the bridgehead stipulated in the armistice The Fourt and Forty-second will occupy positions in support of the advanced lines The Third and Fourth sion are of the regular army The is made up of national guard regiments from Michigan and Texas and Oklahoma tional army men make the the Of the the river from in the fortress of there has been a small force of but it has been and an American force entered the fortress following a request to that effect from the German authorities The German commandant of the place informed the that by morrow the entire German with tho exception of small ments of would be 9 miles from the Bottle Throw A bottle thrown from a window by a woman at an American soldier has been the ert act of hostility reported since the Americans have entered The incident was regarded as being so ti that it was left to the local police to deal with the There has within the past 24 hours an unmistakable j ence on the part of the re- their conviction that the Americans are to deal with them much more delicately than have the French or British with the people 1101 th and south of the The position ot the Americans slightly Coblenz was in- formally occupied by a battalion w hich arrived on Sunday and which served only as a which i ably would have been inadequate in event of serious German cers are here treating with the t ican and discharged diers still wearing their uniforms are still numerous in which seems to offer to the civilians who have not yet felt the strength of an hand reason to believe that the Americans are not of tlie ful nature Instead of or even ing deep the population adopted an attitude today that found expression in jostling American diers on the streets and in sneers and laughs which were only vaguely con- The burgomaster has published only the rules regulating local The latest one orders the closing of cafes at 11 o'clock in the It is at his office that there are sufficient foodstuffs in this district to last them till after which assistance will be Pershing Reports The American army marching into Germany has come to a stand on the Gen. Pershing's report for Thursday says there was no advance during the The communique the front of the American Third army there was no advance during the The army sector has been shortened and now extends along the west of the Rhine from Ro- to Lied by Yonng Radicals Older Situation in Prussia Declared Budget Believe many Approaching Defer New Air New Dec. preliminary flight in the air mall service to be in- next week between New York and Chicago was not made as because of weather The start have been made from the New York terminal at N. J. Krom the London to Tbe 3018. br the Public Ledger Co The Dec. dent in Berlin telegraphs that the German contractors tell him they are confronted by demands oil the part of workers which may mean He for the proprietor of a large business in whose 700 employes made de- mands which meant the immediate payment to them of marks In satisfaction of their demands up tnat They demanded a. and a full month's salary also with him of a worker's council in the management of the business and also a new ing Is In another instance one of the est companies in the electrical try in Berlin was faced with demands amounting to marks mally These included the following under seventeen years of 250 marks monthly to twenty-one 500 mirks monthly to twenty-four 750 marks 10) and all above twenty-four marks These wages were ID be retroactive foi three They demanded a 20 per cent general in- crease in It is becoming obvious the simply wish to expropriate capital by to be effected in vidual undertakings by the The consequence is that competition in socialization already exists be- tween workers in the various con- The workers wish tai divide among themselves tho and capital firms they hitherto have and therefore they regard every new worker with an unfriendly Terrorize Older workers profess to think they are justified in doing this They are under the influence of Russian The ly young terrorize the older workers and often soon become Thus many large businesses are threatened with immediate as these leaders and their council are entirely without the requisite capacity The newspapers are undergoing a similar experience but keep silent This purely economic has made an extraordinary development n the last two causing despair both in Berlin and other centers The situation in Prussia particularly is declared to be almost fearing their business will be taken over by violence Soldiers side with the The decline of the country must under these proceed rapidly Many big concerns simply T-e facing Is Approaching The correspondent's impression is that Germany is now internationally approaching as it is be- coming impossible to pi any offence against what the ers call Already an un- in Germany receives more pay than an officer The national budget already has been would only concludes the my stay in many lias filled me with profound dis- 0t the weakness of the bonds which still hold Eu Following Russia's Krom the London Times to The 1918, by the Public Dec. it la dent to discount reports from many coming through The which usually are more pessimistic than those coming out of Stockholm or this first account of the economic revolution is so si mi far to the course of events in Russia under Kerensky that it cannot be passed over lightly RENAME BINGHAM AND OWEN Commercial Congress Picks ington for Next Dec. of and Dr. Clarence J. of were president and director of the Southern commercial congress its final sion here The present vice presidents and the board of directors also wore Next year's con- vention will be held in the time to be named A military provided alt an attraction of the took place A brigade of infantry from Camp troops from the different army posts near Baltimore and a regiment of from the war vessels In the harbor When you think of think of Hale Made Head of Publicity Claiming Entrance to White at 94O a Brisbane to i Operation of the German system in the United through which valuable information for transmission to Berlin was ered at the same time tthat German doctrines were spread over the were laid bare yesterday by Capt. G. B. Lester of the army in testimony before i a sent had specific the Senate committee investigating functions laid out for it. One group beer and German Most of the men was to deal with of the evidence related to activity cial another with political Lloyd George in Amy the Lloyd In to Renter's on the subject of tho eve of this tant which means 90 much to the I wish to make It clear all doubt that I stand for abolition of conscript armies in all Without the peace con- ference would be a failure and a These great military machines are for the agony the world has passed and it would be poor ending to any peace con- ference that allowed them to Any delegate that represents Great Britain at that conference mast labor to die end I have George Declares Labor Party Is RM MENACE IN THEIR POLICY Campaigns of Women Candidates Enliven British Teutonic agents before States entered tlie Capt. Lester declared that an un- named now told him that the Berlin government on July 10, 1914, nearly a month before the war called into ence about 131 trained and educated German and sen them to all parts of the with in- the United matters and a third was to specialize in South American and Mexican relations Ho in New The delegation on in this i candidates who to Popular feminine Workers Against Mrs. Has Headquarters in a lator Liberals and Laborites May Lose thr to The 101S. by Uio Ledfer Dec K Lloyd this afternoon at made a somewhat sensational the labor Hie were that the patriotic men of the labor party not now running that the labor party was run by pacifists and that had the country to Phillip Robert Millie and we should now have been bondsmen and slaves of the mans The premier the tion would tomorrow poll more a votes than country established headquarters at 1123 arrangements having been made in advance Capt Lester by George to prepare for the world 1 then of a weekly known as which they were told was about tlle Matthew B to be precipitated Hale Head of Thirty-one of these landed in the United States two weeks after and the us for an of between and who gathered in- formation of all kinds and reported it to German consuls and agents in publicity manager for the Hamburg American the witness directed work of the German Bureau at in preparation of printed sheets of articles subtly presenting the German side of the but later he replaced by Hale Great was maintained con- the maintenance of the labor v Policies That Meant Tne labor been run by an extreme ho was they who pulled the labor party out of the at the moment w you needed holp of labor to i this try They pulled thorn out ing they had had their Belgium would be Fiance bo woold now have the whole continent of Europe under hoi 1 heel tho ports would be under ing tho labor should v. in They do in the doi trines of not ifFe lionar speaking at I was the frequent meeting place of said the government Von rapt Von chambl r of I Ogel and other This hundreds of William Bayard a officers the Hearst and formerly j part of confidential representative of 1'resi- j American Line ticket offices dent 111 eventually be- came head of the publicity of the organization thus built Capt. j man according to Lester The officer also testified the and direct were newspapers and were maintained with the Sayville wireless promote German I which with the i tower film plays were produced gaoling of Japan and Much In. a Washington newspaperman was Great quantities of German Capt. a pass word required the of men who hired to report government secrets to magazines and were Shipped Into the United States for the German writers of tho and these also were sent to Germany to send to Mexico and other countries dispatches praising the German 1 A Mexico City La and a was I described by Capt Lester as I reproduced many of the throughout the United States which were distributed there to get signatures of American through the German Von zens leaning toward 1 Capt Lester read into the record a cablegram from Lord to Arthur Brisbane in 1918 two months after the International Service's cable privilege had urging Brisbane to come to England pathies Had Accurate J J a and former major in the lured at a week to report on con- interviews officials to German K in New said Capt Dickinson claimed that he had confidential relations with cabinet that he could in the back door of the White and boasted that he responsible I Asked to Go to you come to full read the cablegram the event given proper assurance your pai t believe matter can be adjusted Brst for 1017 William Bayard said Capt became editor of the for the leak on the ganda sheets issued by the German Capt. Lester The Press bureau early in 1914 on tion of Dr. and continued up to 1916 Capt Lester It ness admitted that showed Dickinson did have considerable i was apparent that Hale made efforts curate official information of a and gave it to the German Capt. mony expects to tell how the German agenis tued to stir up revolt and soon as to keep h 8 connections arm j intelligence service has no dence witness that Hale did work for the German Capt. continuing his ment Hie United States entered the Tn 1916 Hale went to Berlin h. among American negrota to sei ve became identified with the Hearst German purposes 'n Berlin he capitalized h connections as Started With potent to acqua with President and he wa The intensive German propaganda on at Berlin as one of efforts had their Capt America Lester in a series of cs could have in Germany given the chosen agents at Berlin by representatives of the foreign office Senator mte to whether Mr Hearst knew of anti-American and other German government out that there was a difference ctes Elaborate memoranda were pre- between pro-German and pared on detailed armed with 31 sailed from Capt. lister must hav e i If he read cables H s dis- for the United States August 4, I and laudatory 1914, arriving August 15 on the same Of and German officialdom boat with Dr I e read of passages In master for the forces The 1 h 8 dispatches belittling the cause of ones of these men mentioned by a Capt Lester were Or Adolph Finland's Eric and Di I Philip ali of whom have re- Dec n turned to He explained that I w as e l of inn sn for military reasons other could The landtag also not be the resignation of former Pre- TbV group sent to as Classified and Display Advertising Copy for THE SUNDAY POST Must be in the hands of THE POST Composing Room not later than 6 o'clock if it is to be cation in tomorrow's Advertisers will appreciate the tremendous volume of advertising matter that taxes the capacity of even the utmost facilities at this preholiday time of the Copy must be received early to be handled In time to make an early Last Sunday THE POST was compelled to omit lines of due to the mechanical in the last few of handling this great volume of copy and at the same time going to press on This was as much to THE POST'S regret at to the Early copy will make a rence was in any country but that the government did not Intend It to be a hereditary bier They to give it the strength which come froni direct to the With is East Fife district In the course of one speech he in reply to a that he agreed with Premier Lloyd George in i egard to making the Germans pay for the war The evening meeting was much disturbed by reckling and cries want Lloyd George Sonit hostility w shown e hj Krom tke London to The 1018, the r t Dec 13 of the election marked by the usual canards some of h become in the American ion One canard that the intended to maintain con- scription This was promptly squelched by Premier Lloyd Today's canard the alleged tion of the government to close every and licensed club This was mimed denied Predictions of arc but general agreement secnia 10 indicate heavy casualties the Asquith and strongest opposition party in the Labor is not thought to Wei doing as well aj Home the working women in the north On the other hand labor l will probably get some seats where no has been and i contests arg being waged Should labor have 100; members in the next parliament placing the Asquith liberal following the from opposition it would n Woman In GO ders a garden suburb London residential Howard Mai woman established opposite the railway station In a shop which is to selling lators It is suggested the selection of these headquarters was a happy romantic thought for Mrs a graduate of London University and a scientific Is laying great stress on the establishment oH u league of nations for the purpose of the world safe for our Her principal opponent IB a coalition candidate who won the military cross in Prance being a. handsome Is reported as popular in one a district where there are airplane tories and a large number of Women A writer for the calling Cowper's account of William suggests that the gallant major following kiss way to the ship of England Sir Charles is having a. bard time In the election at where he Im likely to lose his Having declared weeks ago he had no use Bonar the have put up a candidate a former chairman of Own him liberal This OB ;