The Abilene Daily Reporter (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 22, No. 29, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 9, 1919 Page: 1 of 8
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ABILENE TEXAS THURSDAY JANUARY 0 1919
FRFRT GOVERNMENT OVERTHROWN TN
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S HI DEEMED
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Tiinr.-'inv hashlkn pit oh
iwtii. m:xt wi'kk.
li $o Responsible Government Conici
Out or Chans in Oiitriil Towers
TIio Allies Mny Tnke a
IV tho Associated Pross.
PARIS Jan. 9. President Wllion's
conference w.'th the Premiers of (Iroat
Britain France and Italy planned for
today hns been delayed until prot5u
bly early next week.
Premier Lloyd George of Groat Rrlt-
uln is detained In London while Pro
inior Orlando of Italy is recalled to
Home to aid the parliament tempora
Thoro will be an Informal meotlnu L Unowledgo of Bhlpplng or sh'pbutM-
loilny attended by 1'rosldont Wilson problems. Thoro have been many
Premier Orlando and Japanese fopro
scntattves at which It Is expected de
tails of procedure bo settled.
It now sooms doubtful If more than
a broad general agreement will bo
reached boforo Prosldent Wilson re-
turns to America lit February. Tlu
(Itiostlon arises as to how long tho
pcrnco conferenco will wait for the
Central Powers to arrango their gov-
onimonts. Possibly If no responsible
governments nppoar to gto assurances
that their obligations will bo carried
out tho peaco congress would aervo
notico that It was necessary to assist
In tho formation of ordinary govorn-
monta and bogln to colloct revenues to
apply on the bill of damages.
DKOl'S t'HAKOES AGAINST
LONDON Jan. 8. Charges brought
by tho Iiritlsh government that tho
fOrmor SwedlHh government or Llout.
Colotfcl Wlltland of Ue Swed'sh urniy.
ban allowed tlioir names to bq us&n
as consignees ror wool purcnasou i
with Gorman money have been drop- d ' s'u a
pad and sevoral cases In tho pmo ." Z.inartnt t t nhin n..r-
. i...ni..i.. jofiifvimn i.. ..i dingy nondescript ltinu of snip per-
court involving ?2.fUO.O00 In vkwI. ' . ... trBmn n
olzod bv the British navy have been i
Sir John Simon appoaring for the
claimants protested against tho gov-
ernment's allegations. Ho called at-
tention to statements mado In the
IfousQ of Commons that Sweden was
send ng raw wool to Germany to Im
spun Into yarn to bo returnod for
uau of the Swedish army and declar-
ed that thoro was no foundation fyr
tho Charge that tho Swedish govern-
ment had been guilty of a violation
Tho terms of settlement wero not
given out. Sir John Simon told tho
.court it will leave no soronoss on
either sldo and will express the frloud-
ly feeling which has In tho past h s-
lory of tuft two countries existed and
whjgjj.lioth tho Swodlsh and British
governments deslro to continue be-
tween theao two groat Independent
JUOIil 1 TOTAL
AVER. 10 MILLION
By the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON Jan 9 Cotton gin
nad prior to January t was iu.7t$l27$
running bales including 146712 round
bRloM 17.SW pales of American Kgyp-
tfan 3G.270 bale3 of Sea Island the
census bureau reports.
Prior to January l the total glnnlnga
wa 10-J3482. including 1S4.101 round
ulQ8. 864)38 Sea Island. The Texas
olnnlntic warn 9 .177 fifHT hftlflR
wmiinnioAiLSa i a Tn tho fa.
of a bearish ginning report the aottQUiRedo It was on tho Stock Force thatjsteve Edlns. Carlsbad and Mrs. M. U
mlirlcer rose srroiffi todav. advanciugiLieiitonantConunaiiderAJllfili mil theK'elsao. Abilene. There are three
45 poluts during tho first half hour j
TO START A CAR
Fl IIH MORNIi
The Abilene Street Railway will be-
gin to operate one cr from Pin& street
iu SJnjmjms College Friday morning
provided the work of digging the track
Out of the mud is completed by that
time R was announced Thursday
Que car Is already riggi up ready
for operatlou. but the wheels tor tU
M.nnrt nr iiavp not et been received
by the company' For the present tho
Pine Street SUamons cut i be thj
only one operated The first trips were
made Thursday afternoon.
SAYS TIMK WAS SPENT IN Ill'ILl).
1NU IT emilL'l'.SOuL VVKTEU
TOO EASY ON
Emergency Fleet Corpnrnllon Did Not
Enforce Discipline Anions the
Hunks of Shlpjnrd Kin
pIo)P He SrtjK
Dy tho Associated Press.
Washington. Jan. o. senator
Caldcr of New York republican mem
her of the Senate Cdmmorco Commit-
tee told the commlttco today that th!s
Bhlpplng board's emergency fleet cor-
poration oporalcd In an tinb'lalnoss
like lnnnnor with an apparent d'sro-
card for exuensd. and urged congress
to dotermlno tho board's general policy i
and limit Its asopo of activities.
Senator Calder Bald: "Tho shipping
board was never mado up of mon with
eliangos in policy and personnel.
largo part of tho energies of tho fleet
corporation wore spont building up a
cumborsomo system of supervision and
statistics rather than building ahlps
as an omergoncy moasuro. In Its pol-
icy towards labor particularly no ef-
fort was mado to enforce ordinary dis-
cipline or compel tho mon to glvo a
fa'r day's work for tho high wages
A SEA MYSTERY
tONDON Doo 2n--(Corrc3pondonc5
.... aol A ..n uii
'WZ " "". ' .:"..! .. TV.. .."
all Londou la flocking to St. Kutlior
Inn's dock to boo her for tho frowsy
old tub represents a development of
naval warfare which produced some
of the f'nost heroism In the history
of sea fighting
According to Sir Eric Ocddcs Firm
Lord of tho British Admiralty noth-
ing could bo more inspiring than the
conduct of tho officers and men of
tho "Q" ships "thoso mystery ship
whoro for hours the mon lay and
were shelled and killed and lay unat-
tended until tho opportunity came to.
Blnk tho enemy."
The "Q" sh'p Is cortalnly not what
she sooms. At a signal her hatch-
way cua dlscloso glistening 4-inch
git'is and her harmless looking Btays
rap out w relOHs messages For more
than two yoars hor sklppor. LIoui-
Commandor Auten. V. C and her crew
all of whom remain vlth her hnV'j
been hunting U.boats. -
GunnoJ- Cunningham wearing a dis-
tinguished service medal shows vis
itors to the sh'p how thoy tackelod
submarines. Leading tho way to the
forecastle ho points to a hawser-reel
lying on tho dock. "That's a dum-
my." ho says. "It's the skipper's
lookout whon a submarine Is sighted
This little smokestack Is also a dum-
my it hides a periscope The skip-
per from his lookout would give the
range to the hidden gun crews
"No sign of life was to be seen on
tho ship aWer a 'panic party' had pat
off In on open boat until the order
came I'lreM Then this forehatea
flew open and the sides of that dum-
my cab n fell outward and the two
four-inch guns got to work. We set-
tled one U-boat with twelve bits oat
of fourteen from one gun. and seven
out of eight from the other."
The craw of this decoy ship hunted
submarines In an old steamer called
th Stock Force until the forepart of
that vassal was blown away y n tor-
LONDON Doc 25 The British will
perpetuate tho scene in the cabin of
the dreadnought Queen Ellzabe'U
when Admiral Bemtty told Admiral
Meurer of the German navy how the
all os daslred the German na y to
surrender In the uniform of a natal
officer sitting at the table that separ
ated tha British from the German
wts Sir John Lavery a naval artUt
The Hotes on the conversation he was
uiuDosad io be taking were In real-
it) sketch of the scene from which
be will produce a ploture.
Attorneys for Berger and Others Sek.
Ins Sew TriaL
Bv The Associated Press.
CHICAGO. Jan 9 Counsel for Vle-
tor Bcrcer and four other Socialists
convicted in federal court of consplr-
ay began to prepare the arguments
to subport the motion for a new trial
wmen w;u ce nearu tu i
IlltlTLSH DELEGATES SAY IT IS
Till! ONLY WAY TO KSTAP.
L1S1I REAL I'CACK.
MAPPING OUT PROCEDURE
French 1'rolorol 3Intklng Out Proccd'
ure or I'm co Conferenco Is Sub.
milted (o tho Allied
By tho Associated Press.
PARIS Jan. 9. Lord Jtobort Cecil
hero with the first section of the Brit-
ish peaco delegation said definite or-
ganization of a league of nations Is
lndlspcnslblo as a first Step toward
conclusion of enduring peaco and sat-
isfactory settlomont of international
problems arising out of tho war.
A French protocol giving detailed
program of procoduro at tho poaco con-
forciico hns been submitted to Ameri-
can and other delegations and now Is
undor their consideration.
Representatives of tho allied nations
intend to give lmmodlato couBidoratlon
of tho Question of mitigating tho se-
verity of the blockade on tho central
powors In ordor to pormlt tho move
ment of food to Ozecho-Slovakla Po-
land and Russia which aro lnacce3Bl-
bio except through tho central pow-
ers. MAY LET SOLDIERS
VOTE OK Hip QUESTION'S
AUSTIN Texas Jan 9. SoIdlOM of
Toxas returning from the battlcnonTSi
or France may no pormittcd to vote
on .tho Statewide Prohibition nnd Wo-
ntnn Suffrage amendments to tho Con-
stitution to bo submitted by tho leg-
islature to a voto of tho people. An
act amending the prcsont election lawa
so im to exompt roturnlug soldier i
from this stato from the payment of
poll tax for 1010 Is to bo Introduced at
the coming session of tho legislature
Several members of tho legislature
have already indicated thoy will sup-
port tho measure. There aro about
200000 Toxans m tho army and fully
ono half Of that number aro oxpectod
to have been returnod by next July.
The tlmo for tho payment of poll tax
expires February I consequently tho
soldier would be unnblo to got poll tax
receipts should they deslro to do 30
Sara Roe Edlns. ago 6S years died
at the family residence. Eighth ana
Pecan streets Abilene Texas at 2:00
o'clock Thursday morning January
0th 1910 after being alck several
Tha deceased was bori In Polk coun-
ty came to Abilene In 1S82 and lived
hero from that time until his death.
He Is survived by his widow and flvo
children three daughters and two sons
Miss Genevlvo Edlns of Abilene. Sam
Edlns Jr. who Is stationed at Camp
TravlB George W. Edlns Waco" Mes-
dames Luther Blanton and A Nobles.
of Corslcana. Three brothers and one
sister. T J. and John Edlns. Abilene;
The funeral will bo held Friday
morninc at 10 30 o'clock from the fam
ily residence Many friends and ac
quaintances of the family extend con
By the Aociated Press.
FORT WORTH Jan. S ine origin
of tbe 175.000 fire which swept the new
oil town of DeLeon Is still undeterm-
Much business property. Including
drugs general merchandise telephone
and light companies were destroyed.
NO FOOD WOODEN SHOES
AS HE QUITS II t' l'MSON
This picture Is proof of Germany'B
Brutality In her trcntment of prisoners
of war. Rolcascd by the Huns thtj
British Tommy from North Stafford-
Bh ro was started out without food to
find his way to tho frontier as best ho
could. Although the weather waa cold
ho had no under clothing and was
forced to wear wooden shoes on hlu
ROADS SUBMIT A
UNIFICATION- OF Ol'EltATIOK IS
TEXTUAL ntlNCII'LE OF FLAN
"Secretary of Transportation? Would
He Added to President's Cabinet
lly Suggckllons Mado by
By the Associated Press.
WASHINGTON'. Jan 9 A compre-
hensive plan for private ownership and
management of railroads under gov-
ernment regulation was laid before
the Benato by the Associated Railway
executives including practically all
the leading roads.
The plan Includes a provision for
merging tha systems a large mcas-
- ' t. i
uro of unification of operation. Pol;S 7"nA7 ;!" VnT ireatest In -
inP nt facilities and enforcement of Ins In Berlin reached the greatest in-
inc of facilities and enforcement
adequate service under a secretary of
transDortatlon. a new cabinet officer
with the Interstate Commerce Commis-
sion acting as a supreme court-
U S. Department 0 Agtlculrture
1 WEATUER BUREAU "
For Abllone and Vicinity: Tonight
and Friday fai;
For East Texas. Tonight fair freez-
ing nearly to coast heavy frost on
coast. Friday fair light north winds
on coast- .
For West Texas: Tonight and Friday
fair pot much cliange in temperaiure.
x efiil'9 timr.;
CAN VOU ZtfWiCf
UI.3U Tn RftC-
uasts will CinC
SHIPPING IS NEW YORK. A1IS0
Lt'TELY TIED I'P TltKOnUI
40000 MAY QUIT J
Strike Inr Extend to Longshoremen
nnd Workers on LonstulKo nnd
li Is Haiti.
By tho ABsoolntod Press
NEW YORK Jnn. 9. Approximately
ir000 mon aro affected by tho Blrllio
of tho Marino Workers Affiliation
which began today.
Forry boatg lighters tow boats coal
barges and grain boats wero at n stand
still at six a. m.
Tho Btrlko wns called notwithstand
ing tho thrent of tho government to
opornto tho harbor with soldiers und
sailors when tho IJont Ownors As
soclatlon rofuBod to arbitrate1 tho
question of an eight-hour day.
Labor leaders said tho Btrlko mlgn
extend ti constwlso and trnns-Atlnn-tlc
steamers which would throw out
40.000 longshoremen. Tho tlo-up bring
Now York to n crista regarding coal
food and milk. Stalcn Island Is com-
A long lino of trucks laden with
purishnblo foodstuffs waited at all
Now Jorsoy and Long Inland forry
barncs awaiting n chango In tho sit
uation to allow them to land tho goods
In the metropolUj Tho tto-up left .Vow ... norforinnI1(.0a dvon within
YrC 1 !"a 8Umy rfr01U !Srin oTtheTrash of baUle K
goods. Thorn IllTsupply was olrowlsrorinori from Maine and n Kansas far-
sorlously curtailed by the striking jlnort rc1Cctlvoly sergeant nnd corpo-
duiryman. ral In 10 uMjtej stat0H Arjny wero
wAoti.Mrrr7T n mi ' "Uilklng It over" ns a midnight train
WASHINGTON Jun. 9 Tho war and' rtrA .lnm fmm .... nvn.ina nm.
navy departments food ailmlnUtrailon
linn uhlnnlrtir iinnri! hnvn ilnnlilml tn
land shipping board havo decided to
postpone any action In tho Now York
harbor Btrlko situation pending fur-
thor reports from Now York.
COAL ritOIHTTION SMALLER
DALLAS Texas Jan. 9. According
to tho United -States Fuel Administra-
tion Texas was ono of tho four BtatoJ
reporting decrcasos in coal product'on
last year. Its coal mined amounted to
2.2CO.O00 tons a decrease ot 90.000 tons
compared with 117 or a railing on or
about 4 percept Arkansas produced
22280000 tons nn Incroaso of t por-
cont: Now Mexico -J.2tl.000 tana an
increnso of 6 porcont; Oklahoma 4-
785.000 tons nn incrcaso of 0 per
III BERLIN STILL
III Till I Pill nPr homo s11 th0 Process of demoblli-
IU rill I I li Ll fl li r Uatlon. R Is inevitable they declare.
II I U LL U I i II 1 1 U L that ho will chafe over detention at a
debarkation camp To meet this sltua-
ti m. Ao.i--iTin.a tln lho organization provides theatre
nTfiPl San 9 -Ttdb loval to tho W"s Wtomoblle rides meals and
EbDertSveJrnme9n7TiaToP "a!fi from P'-Jj wffi !or fifbi"
Potsdam and driven tbe SpartacIdes .. JSJa e Si
far as tho Tlergarten. hospitals almost dally entertainments
By The Associated Prcs
4OTUnhMToii ! Qtr.nf flffht.
tensity from midnight to five o'clock
Wednesday morning says a dispatch to
the Frankfort Nachrichten.
Heavy artillery fir continued unin-
terruptedly tho dispatch says and the
government is still master of tha sit-
uation. .111 m -
QALVE3T0N Texas. Jan.- 9 Ex
ports through the port of Galveston
during the year 1918 included 777'
16-1 bales of cotton Of this amount
532.862 bales were for foelgn accounts.
j Great Br tala being the largest pur-1
TO NAME A NEW
PARIS. Jan. 9. The Earl ot Reai-jtiona in New York and arranging with t
n t ..inn w'nshintrtnn .tfhair nfftenm for various tvDs of free1
vZ nuiah hih ambaEsador to the
49 United States according tcj a London
rui'lrrsald Lord Robert Cecil w.U
Sunset 5 321 succeed Jum.
Uy Associated "Press.
' J'AHIS Jnn H. 'Hip TInvns Apncy sfiy i? Iil)CTtSchiidpmntin
jrovoriiniciit in (Iprinniiy Imb been ovpftnrnnt thp i-xtrcmists. gtiiii'iJ4
the tmpor hnml lifter stuij?uinnrfighlinfr.
Tho now revolutionary frovprnmnnt proclaimed nflef the ov.ms
jlirow is composed bf Indepeildont Sdainlisls. Port of tltfl governm -nt
troops hnve goiio ovel' to the rebels nnd the SpnrtneUleH hold thp
priitelpftl parts of Berlin. Civil vnr is spreading over other pla ' i
of Germany and parts of llheninch provinces and Bavaria are in-
Noske the now commander in chief of tho Gorman gdvemment
troops will sand now forces against the capital t6 try to regain
Degpernte reaction by the more conservalivc elements is expect d.
CaRunltics in tho Berlin fighting are reported heavy. The inde-
pendent Kooialisls reported at. tho hand of till new government are
George Ledboouv llc'r liicbmnnn nnd Ilerr Tick.
AMSTtilfDAM dan. i). Severe nghtiitf? with artillery oeeurr'd
in Berlin yesterday the Spavtaeides renewhig Ihelr attempts io seize
the ehancellor's palace 'but 'were driven back with the loss of .0
killed and many wounded.
PAKIS .Inn. . Tho German govomment is negotiating with the
Poles who invaded the proViuee of Posen says the Frankfort Gazette
Which hopes an understanding which will end tho fighting will bo
A general strike has been called by German workers in thp shops
at Brunswick llavna reports. The strikers plundered the public build.
SOLDIER IS Mi
NI3W YORK" Jan. 9. "Some show!"
"Yep Uroadway for mine."
Veterans of tho "big show" over
thoro and Incidentally voteran and
llnmmfilirit Itlnnn flt i I tali ttiwif Wn
'Ilont n Now Yorlc to a noarby debark-
With Novcral scoro ot their com-
radoB guoats of tho War Camp Com-
munity Service which had provided
orchestra tickets for u star attraction
ot the metropolitan dramatic season
thoy had enjoyed ono of tho numerous
features of tho wolcomo to homocom-
Int; troops conducted by this organisa-
tion. Hacked by a fund of 1900.000 np-
nrourlated for Its work In tho immcdi-
nt0 futu.ro In thlB vicinity tho War
Camp has arranged nn attractive pro
gram ot entertainment covering tno
months of debarkation and Intended
while giving ovldonce of tho country
appreciation ot Its soldiers sacrifices.
to combat tho most Insidious enemy ot
'army morals lonollucss.
I During a year or more of constant
chango of scene from cantonment; to
I transport to training camp abroad to
.tho "hardening" trenches to battle to
rest billets and back into the fight
again the' American soldier tho War
Camp directors say. Iiuh developed iu
an extreme degree tho ''Whoro do wo
i.n frnttt linrol" Y.nllft TTAHlrnnfl rt
1 are given by players from the Jeamng
Broadway productions appearing on
ProfesslonaUr eqPPed stages In the
The New York War Camp makes Jt -
self felt as a "cheer up" agency for to which AmericaHJuad Allied uniform
homeward bound troops as soon as aivB admission; it provides every Sun
their transports enter the harbor. lUjday and whenever passible during the
activities continue until tho returning weak automobile sightseeing tours for
units start for the demobilization can- 348 to 500 wounded men: and it holds
tuumojits when other branches of scores of "home again" parties at
this countrywide organization which which hundreds of glrU frou tha Com-
is to receive aonroxlmately ?2Oj00Q.00u rsde Society make merry with the mon
lo the United War Wnrk Fund take UP
the task which leans oveuiuauy 10 tue
Some ot the earlier contingents
greeted as they came up tbe bay by
the Citizens' Committee aboard a po-
lice boat and by choruses of sirens and
whistles were skeptical regarding tie
mm e rial side of their welcome.
They give us an official 'liow-dye-
do but what does that get us?" was
the comwent ot a "doughboy and his
cfa4s nodded assent
Taeir first raowent ashore was one
of enHfhtanment The pier was pla-
carded wUh announcements of tbe
Tdmrawaiiya" weekly vaudeville
shaw to whleh Ypar uniform is your
ias " d at tbe cantonment the men
found War Camp workers waiting tor(
tham nironiniinif ln'.riBatiCH couceru-.
inc the organtzatlOR numero sta.
LstertaiBBei.t As a result the sol-
Lets go"" found ready'
To Kp 'eia SmUng' lae war
CaniD distributes every aeek amonj
Tho two daughters of Mr and Mrs.
B. F. Hay residing 11 few miles north-
oaat of Abilene wero buried In tho
camo gravo at tho Abilono cemetery
Into Wednesday afternoon.
Both died" of pneumonia. Cleo Paul-
ino Hay nged 10 years and 11 mouth
died Tuesday evening. Preparations
for her funeral wore under way whe4
tin othor child Laura Beatrice Hay
aged bIx years and nine months died
at about ono o'clock Wednesday after-
noon Tho. grave waa enlarged to re
celvo both little bodies and tho Itov.
W. P. Crow preached tho funeral ser-
mon. Tho father of the children. B
liny nlso has pneumonia while two
small sons havo tho Influenza. Tha
family la well known hero and haa
many friends who will sympathize wti
them Iu their affliction.
m - ' ' ''I n i-
... 28.30-85 28.CG
... 27.40-25 27.22
... 20.2C-20 2C.1S
New York spot 3L86 . C
New Orlsans spot 30.2 .'VJl
Houston spot SO 75 423
Galvoaton spot 3126
returned troops along with other sol-
diers sailors ami marines within tho
city's gates. 1D.000 tickets for tbe best
metropolitan shows many of 'hem
donated by theatre owners; It stage)
in the port hospitals sis or seven en-
tertainments a week with Broadway
actors and actresses as volunteer per
formers it conducts in tha Manhattan
Opera House every Sunday afternoon
continuous vaudeville performance.
and help to ease them baek Into civil
ure after xneir necessarily Tesmctetr
existence under military discipline.
Thto is the lighter tide of the War
Camp work which provides comforts
as well a entertainment With a
hotel on West Twenty-seventh streat
as its center the organization main
tains a feeding and housing system
capable of accommodating thousands
of men at a time. At the hotel whleh.
has 450 beds a Ka m uniform may
spend the night and have breakfast at
a ot of S6 to SO cents- SiaUUr ar
rangepents prevail at canteens and
smaller statlena thrwgBOt the city
in the aggregate the Wax Camp naa
sleeping ouarters for W.W sooa
t tm iacreased te 15JW thrauk a gift
from the War Department of 5w0
At all these stations a sWler or
sailer's credit good. If a gwt Wi
he i "brolse." the werkera tate tit 1
O V. The rgaBlMtiea credka iu pat
tons who hava numhetai nrnay ha-
uitw twaauiw. rw hwws
s only ou percent 01 iwisrea i rxwwi
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