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ST LOUIS POST-DISPATCH ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 22, 1919. t tenth street. was an "Avenue of the Allies."' 5 w-itf? MitMI'p-fehtV Ifal-j lan, Belgian and Greek flag dis- played beside the American flag. On the other streets of the route, the elmC decorations were the Ameri'uinl tohs. in. some case shown In five- I Hripe flags of red, white and blue in j aried arrangements. j Workers 1 "111 Windows. Show windows and the windows of ; factory lofts and wholesale hout.es were filled with employes. In the shopping district, women with Christmas bundles were numerous in the line at either side of the narrow pathway of the automobiles. The line on Broadway was thinner and of more casual appearance than that on Washington avenue or Olive street. There wan a close formation in front of the Railway Kxchango Building, but the line thinned we of TYnth street. At Tenth and Olive, girls of the tell Telephone Co. presented a bouquet to the Oeneral. who rose'and bowed a genial response. Aa the Tine turned into Ixicust street at Twelfth, the bells of Christ Church Cathedral pealed. The remainder of the drive west was made at a rap! 1 rate. The General's party entered the Coliseum at 12:20 p. m., and the Jefferson Barracks Hand, stationed in ihe east balcony, played "Home, Sweet Home." About 1700 persons werq in their places at the tables, where spaoe had been reserved tor 2300. The remainder of the seats wersoon occupied. About 2000 persons, were in the balcony to which admittance was by ticket only. The speakers' table was on the east'; side of the arena, facing the west, and Gen. Pershing took his eat behind a largo bank of yellow chrysanthemums. lie is, as is known, a cavalry officer, and yellow is the color of that branch of service. The Overseas Quartet sang: "Wel-cwe Home, Soldier Boy," with the refrain ending with the lines: "When we sent you across the sea Tou.brought home liberty Welcome home, soldier boy, welcome home." fit it. I'ei.shiug smiled at ine words. At the General's left ah the table t T. P: Chapman, chairman of the Members' Conference of the Chamber df Commerce, and. In order, Mayor Kiel, John F. Khepley and Edward Hidden, chairman of the Mayor's Welcome Home Committee. At his ' ight. in order, were James E. Smith, Ambassador Francis, Miss May Per-shinjr. Miss V. A. L. Jones, Warren Pershing, John Kappel and Walter Simmons, the Boy Scouts Assigned to accompany Warren, and Sergt. Ellis. I'apcr Caps for Diners. As the luncheon also constituted the annual Christmas festival of the Chamber of Commerce, paper caps and 'paper neckties, of the familiar banquet variety, were distributed among the diners, and a special one ro Gen. I'ershmg. It bore, on the front, the American shield, with white stars on a blue field. The distinguished guest donned it laughingly, and it slipped iown over "lis right eye in a rakish fashion, where ha permitted it to remain.. A number of O. A. R. veterans were 'sitting in the balcony, and one f thjse, James W. Whittelsey. 0061 Cabafine avenue, who is more than fcO ypars old, was taken forward and presented to the Ciene:al, who greot- d hhn warmly. Lays School Cornerstone. All; 3 p. m. the General an '1 bis party, arrived at the site of tl'e new Pershing public school in Fniversity City.'-;and was greeted by a committee beaded by Buther T. Ward, president! of the School Board of the suburban town. A committee of omn. Mrs. P. W. Croft, Mrs. F. S. Vierllng and Mrs. 1. A. Ruebel, presented a knitted flat, and John Ureei Jr. gave the General a silver irowdl, the gift of the school children.! . Gp. Pershing said: "Jtj gives me great pleasure to be present at the laying of this cornerstone! "nd to accept this trowel. Mis-: ourJj has .always taken the lead in education. The Bchool Is where we te.tclj our boys and girls the spirit of citizenship. "I. (hope to see the day. not far distn it. when every person in this Stat will be educated in the public schoolB or their equivalent. I especially desire to see all the aliens in the State taken into the fold of our education. I am proud to look for war4;to the success of this school." Hfc then laid the crnerstone. receiving some directions and good nature suggestions from the gathering. -Vhlch numbered about 800. , SIDELIGHTS ON VISIT OF GEN. PERSHING Continued From I"ac Oar. the Mrcngth of the legion in St. louiH and was told that there are 32 PO.ts, with a membership of almost iOOO. "The legion is a strong influence in Ajnerican life," the General said.'i Wjhen the frolic at the Coltseum luncheon was at Its height and (ienJ Pershing had been seen to , throw some red and white streamers in the general direction of the crowd, the chairman rapped for order and announced that Gen. Pershing had said that he was enjoying the warmest reception he had hod ulnce landing from France. A platform was placed under a sounding device just before the table -t -which (Sen. Pershing was seated at luncheon at the Coliseum. It was expected that he would advance ami speak from it. However, when an effort was made to remove the sec-ion of the table before him, he rather impatiently seized it and shook his head. It was apparent after, he began speaking that he knew bis own powers. No sounding device was necessary, for his voice tarried to all parts of the auditorium. - Influenza IXcappws in Spain. By th Acltl PrM. MADKID. Dec. 22. Influenza haa reappeared at Santander, Valencia and other towns and is cauvlng many dMthft. Program for 1 3-Hour ' Visit of Gen. Pershing in St. Louis Today S:12 a. m. Arrival at Union station. 9:00 a. m. Inspection of Jefferson Barracks. 11:40 a. m. Start of automobile parade from St. Louis Club. Route: East on Bindell boulevard and Locust street to Twentieth street, north to Washington avenue, east to Broadway, south to Olive street, west to Twelfth street, north to Locust street, west to Twentieth, north to Washington, west to Coliseum. 12 noon Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Coliseum. 3 p. rr. Corner-stone laying at Pershing School. Bartmer and Ferguson avenues, University City. Route to the ceremony: From the St. Louis Club west on LinJell to King's highway, north to Portland place, through Portland place U Union boulevard and Pershing avenue, west on Pershing to De Baliviere avenue, south to Lindell boulevard, west to Sklnker road, north to Pershing avenue, west to Westgate avenue, north to Olive Street road, west to Ferguson avenue tind north to the school site. 4:30 p. in. Reception to members of American Legion and other former service' men in city hall rotunda. 6:15 p. m. Dinner at Hotel Jefferson, attended by Mayor's Welcoming Committee and small number of invited guests. 7:30 p. m. Mass meeting at Coliseum at which the General will decorate Sergt. Michael B. Ellis with the Congressional Medal r,f Honor. 9 p. m. Departure from Coliseum for train at Union Station. DRY LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICER SEES NO 'HARD DRINKS' SERVED David W. Gates Visits 23 Downtown Saloons hut Fails to Get Evidence of Violations. David W. Gates, prohibition enforcement officer for the Southwestern district, visited 23 downtown saloons in St. Louis Saturday afternoon without finding evidence that "hard drinks" were being sold. Gates' method was to enter a saloon and order a soft drink. While he was being served one of the local revenue agents would enter and ask for whisky or wine. Gates reported that in every Instance the bartender said: "Nothing doing." Most of the local revenue agents are known to downtown saloonkeepers. BLUEJACKETS HELD ON PRETEXT By the Assoriatd Press. WASHINGTON. Dec. 22. The two American bluejackets arrested at Mazatlan, Mexico. Nov. 12, on charges of participating in a street fight, are being "held on pretext," the American consul there reported in a dispatch received today at the State "Department. The department instructed the American embassy at Mexico City to make representations to the Mexican Government. LLOYD GEORGE . OUTLINES IRISH HOME RULE PLAN i ontlnnrii From I'aur Our. Premier, would be embodied in th? bill for the consideration of the Parliament, Rnd he appealed to all to give the measure fair consideration. The present, he said, was not the time for recrimination. VISCOUNT FRENCH DRIVES IN OPEN CARRIAGE IN DUBLIN Ey the Associated IreK. DUBLIN. Dec. 2 2. Viscount French, who was murderously at tacked on Friday, was busy at work Saturday and drove in an open carriage through the streets of Dublin, attending a charitable entertainment in . the afternoon. On receiving a telegram from the Lord Mayor of Belfast, he replied: "I am delighted to receive the kind congratulations of Belfast, which has never been unsurpassed in loyalty, progress and devotion to the empire. lUirglars IHg Into Hank and Take Itonds. nv the Associated Frega. JOPLIN. Mo., Dec. 22. After digging through a brick wall of the Goodman State Hank at Goodman, Mo., last'night into vaults, burglars took about $200 in cash. Liberty bonds and other securities from safety boxes, and then escaped on a railroad handcar. I'RS Price to Drop 30 Cents. LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec. 22. Eggs which sold in Lincoln 10 days ago for 85 cents a dozen will tomorrow be quoted at 55 cents. Two thousand Lincoln women who banded together to ftght the high price claim the credit for bringing about the reduction. ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Founded br .TOSFPH ITLITZEH . , De.-. Vi. 1M7M. rubllshe.l IJjjMv t.v lh fulltzer IMJill .hinir i o.. Twelfth an.l ou,e streets . Member Audit Uureau of Circulations. MEMBER OF TttBASCIATED Vl:SS. Tbe A!Wi-iate, Vrrnn ! -xc!ulv Mv en titled to the uee fr r-iMii.;i.-f Ion of ail n-- uUnatchea , t.-,llted to It r not ethe- rreilte.l In tM napir. ar t His.. n 'u.,, r. uublixhod herein All Mcht of "rem"' ... -...... w. ,i viiwii.nr uerein are reserved. also RtnscnirTioN hatus bt AI)V A N.'4 u: MAIL IN 7.M On Pallv and Hun-lav. one vr l1Jv without Sunday, one yeirll" Sundav onlv. one Year Remit either br costal orW money order or Su txuia exthanae. . ... .?..-, express By Carrier In St. l,ou!s and Suburbs-IsUv onlv. 4.v a Month. Sunday. fc a Copv. Kntared a seeond-rlase matter Juiv IT t7i. at the TMM..fn-e at St. Iuis Mo ' under the act of March 3. S7!. II. Oilvs eeoo Klnlorh. Central rroo Jefferson Barracks-Men-Inspected by Gen. Pershing After Welcome at Station Overseas Veterans Greeted by A. E. F. CommanderSalute of 17 Guns Fired in His Honor. Gen. Pershing arrived at Union Station from Chicago at 8:12 a. in. today, and left the station eight minutes later for Jefferson Barracks, where an inspection and reception program kept him for an hour and a half. He then returned to the city for the noonday parade, luncheon at the Cbliseum and the remaining events of the day's program. The reception at Union Station was very brief, as the late arrival of the General's train from Chicago threw the program behind its sched ule. A gathering of several bun- j dred persons, behind the station railing and on the utairway over- looking the scene, cheered the Gen- eral as he stood at salute, and posed for photographs with his son. War- ren. on the way from his private car to the train for the Barracks, waiting on the next track. I Pleased at Reception. ! ' io r.uwaiu ...a., the Mayor s Reception Committee, who first greeted him in his private car. Gen. Pershing said: I am very happy to be back in. my native State, where I first saw the light of day Id better not say hew many years ago." (It was 59 years ago lost September ) He was then introduced to Mayor iv.el, aim.-um. xiu.. the Genpral g.ave an especial smile, you for this splendid reception to reinarklnff ..Thcre was no division tne City of St. Louis in Europe that cxceiied the h.rst." The General was smiling all the ..Th, Second was a crack division." time, but h.s real display of enjoy- Ul(? G.neral reniarke(1 t0 a nian ment began after he had settled from that dIvlsion which has been down for breakfast in the dining hot r5val . with the First 5n the car of the Barracks train. who-won-the-war" controversy. I want to meet all these St. Louis ..HoM oM are vou?-the General people," he said, and getting up from asked a man who had TVe,d in the his table, he walked through the din- Xwfntinh Engineers. The man re-ir:g car. meeting the members of the rd tJmt h(? wa3 now 18f and en committee individually, to the neg- ,igtd tTVO vparg ago .Did you llaV(? lect of a tempting array of Missouri yQUr mother.s consent," the Corn-corn pone,' buckwheat cakes, maple mandr asked. The soldier nodded syrup and coffee. He showed hear- affirmat!veiy. "That's line." said ty relish for the meal when he tlid the Qenerai get to it. and called to his sister, Reviews Line or Reemits. "May. this is a regular Missouri passing the recruits, the General breakfast." stopped only to point to their shoes. He talked to the St. Louis news- whIcl WPre an assortment of dull pappr reporters, saying after a few lpather, and to remark, "Let's have minutes that he was speaking more tll0 skoea polished." freely with them than he had clone The troops then passed in review, with newspaper men in New York or the reviewing partv consisting of Y ashington. The Pershing presiden- Gen perhing. Mayor Kiel. Edward tial boom was mentioned, and he re- nid,3en ani Col. McFarland. the plied. "I wish the papers would for- General's staff being behind him. get that If anybody starts a boom The troops executed the command while I'm here, I'll institute Fuit ..oyes right" as they passed the Gen-against him." erftl and tlloy were then dismissed. Salute of 17 Guns Fired. Gen. Pershing turned to Col. Mor- Vpon the arrival at the Barracks, and said: "You have a line body the General was received by Col. of troops here. Don't you think your Munroe McFarland. commandant; recruits are of very high grade?" Col. A. B. Sloan, summary court Reception of Officers, officer, and Capt. George C. Chari, j In army transport motor cars the ton, adjutant. -" General and his party then drove Automobiles were waiting: to takn the party up the hill to the parade ground, but the General preferred to walk the short distance. As he ascended the hill, the firing of a salute of 17 guns was begun. When the General got near Col. McFarland' s house, he was surrounded by children from the Blow School, who danced about him and grasped his hand. "Missouri kids," the General remarked laughingly. General Speaks to Men. Col. C. E. Morton, executive officer of tbe post, commanded the troops, five companies of 89 men each, in heavy marching order and carrying rifles, and nearly 300 recruits, some 730 officers and men in j all, during inspection. The double rank stood alomr tbe east and west road, facing north, with the recruits in column formation at the extreme right. The band, after sounding four flares, played The General," and the front rank, I KIESELHORSTt) ESTABLISHED 1879 We are Exclusive Representatives in St. Louis' and vicinity- for this great line of ''Nationally-Known, Nationally-Priced" Pianos, Player-Pianos and Reproducing Pianos Mason & Hamlin Vose & Sons A. B. 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Member of the llrst Division. j , "'" funded?" he asked. All right now? iiou went through th(i Argoimo? you did great serv- jce ., Q a mjm of ,he Tank CorpSi the General said. "Yours was a picked putflt.. Another man. of the 306th Supply Train, was toid, "You did du,y a9aluth ag tbe COmbat men The First Eivision WM "Pershing's Gwn and tQ a man of thig division. about the barracks grounds for 10 minutes, after which they went to a reception of officers at the home of Col. McFarland. Gen. Pershing, his sister. Col. McFarland and Mrs. McFarland were in the receiving line when the officers at the barracks and those of the recruiting station were presented to the General. There was no saluting. Gen. Pershing grasped each officer's hand and gave it a hearty shake. Among those presented were two wounded officers. Gen. Pershing inquired of them when and how they were wounded and said: "I wish y.ou a speedy recovery." Coffee and cakes were served at the reception. Warren Pershing seemed to regard the cakes. In the light of a special dispensation. He waa encouraged to take as many as he liked and was lionized by the of ficers' wives and daughters. Wears Ribbon of D. S. M. ! At ' Union Station, the General kept his overcoat tightly buttoned about his throat, but occasionally ! removed his cap, showing his gray but still sufficient hair. When he lemcvcd his overcoat on the train, it ws..s neen that the only decoration be wore was the ribbon of the Distinguished Service Medal. He wears the four silver stars of his rank on either shoulder, and the gold ornaments of the general staff. Warren Pershing, at the station, was decorated with a Reception Committee badge and was highly pleased to discover that his name led the list, printed in a handsome souvenir program, of the occupants of car No. 2 in the noonday parade from the St. Louis Club to the Coliseum. He pointed out this distinction to his aunt2 whose name was next to his. Breakfast Served on Train. Breakfast was served on the way to the Barracks, to Gen. Pershing Rnd his staff, composed of Brigadier-General Fox Conner, chief; Brigadier-General George Van Horn Mose-ley. Col. K. T. Marshall, Col. John G. Quekemeyer, Col. D. F. Beeuwkes, Lieutenant-Colonel Edward Bowditch Jr., MaJ. E. C. Collins, Capt. Frank I Pershing and Capt. A. T. Schneider; ! and to the following St. Loulsans: 1 Mayor Kiel, Chairman Hidden, Vice Chairman James E. Smith, Dwight F. Davis. Harry M. Crutchor and i Walter Bj Weisenburger. "I am glad to see the name of Gov. Francis on the Reception Committee,' he remarked to members of the committee. uen. Pershing remarked that he expected to find the town of Laclede changed since his last visit, Rnd re- . marked that some residents of the town had a photograph of him, as a boy, with other youths at the town swimming hole. I In Gen. Pershing's party was his ' nephew, Capt. Frank Pershing, who served in the Ordnance Department during the war. Capt. Pershing and Miss May Pershing, the General's sis- , ter, had a table adjoining the Gen.- ; eral's at breakfast on the train. ! At Gen. Pershing's table were his ' son. Warren; Mayor Kiel and Ed-' ward Hidden. Gen. Pershing rode with his tfaek4 tWhe 'engine-. ' ! Whistles Shriek at Train. The General's special train, returning from Jefferson Barracks, arrived at Kins' highway and the Iron Mountain tracks at 11 a. m., anJ was welcomed by several hundred workmen from nearby factories. The crowd cheered and waved flags. Factory whistles blew and horns on many automobiles were sounded. Twenty new automobiles were on hand to convey the party to the St. Louis Club. They were furnished by an automobile company -which had borrowed them for the occasion from recent purchasers. The machines were decorated in ribbons of red, white and blue. Son and Sister of (Jen. Pershing Come Here From Lincoln, Neb. Warren Pershing. 10-year-old son of the General, arrived in St. Louis last night with his aunt. Miss May Pershing, of Lincoln, Neb., with whom he is making his home. Chairman Hidden of the Pershing Reception Committee and several personal friends of the Pershings were at Union Station to meet him and Miss Pershing, and they were taken to j0tei Jefferson Warren insisted upon signing the hotel register himself, although he had to stand on tiptoe to rest his arm on the desk to write. He was of erect carriage, suggestive of military training, and he wore a dark blue overcoat, tan shoes, a gray cap and long fur gloves. A pair of field glasses swung at his side from a strap over his shoulder. He met Chairman Hidden and others who greeted him in the mapner of one accustomed to reception committees. To newspaper men he said he was tired from the trip, but would be out of bed early this morning to meet his father and accompany him to Jefferson Barracks. Speaking of his visit to his father In France, the boy said he enjoyed the trip and liked France, but that the United States suited him "a whole lot better." He delights in being called "Sergt. Pershing.' 'which became familiar when he was in France. Salvation Army to Present Box of Candy to Gen. Pershing-. A 10-pound box of candy, with chocolate doughnuts on top, will be presented to Gen. Pershing this aft-ternoon in his room at the Jefferson, with the compliments of the Salvation Army. The presentation will be made by Mrs. Arthur Andrews, wife of Capt. Andrews, in charge of young people's work in this district. Capt. Andrews -was 21 months overseas. Mrs. Andrews is filso a daughter of Commissioner Estill, in charge of Salvation Army work in the Western States. The. doughnuts will be lettered with icing: "Welcome" and "Merry Christmas." LACLEDE DECORATED WITH FLAGS FOR PERSHING'S VISIT Invalid Aunt Who Baked Pies for Him When He Was Boy to Bake One Tomorrow. Sppc'.a! ta the roFt-Disoatch. LACLEDE, Mo., Dec. 22. Laclede I is ready. It is festooned in hun dreds of flags; red. white and blue bunting covers every telephone pole. In evry window is at least one photograph of the triumphant warrior and on the streets "Johnnie" is the only topic of conversation. Over on a little side street Aunt Susan Hewitt, pioneer pie baker of Linn County, from an invalid's cot is planning with neighbor women how she can bake a pie for "Johnnie." Long, long ago. before "Johnnie" went away to West Point and fame. Aunt Susan baked pies for him and his chums. And now he's coming back, the Mriftiiig ngure o: xue great war, ;ic claimed by all the world a hero, and Open Every Night I What Better Than a 26-Fiece Set of Rogers ' or Community Plate Knive3, Forks and Spoons Wrist tiny, jeweled movement in a beautiful gold case, with bracelet, complete Aunt Susan insists it won't be a real home-coming" TP she cin't InaXe4' a dried apple pie for the General. And besides "Johnnie" would be disappointed if he came home and found uo pie awaiting him. She she's soins to make the dough and superintend the baking of a pie which will be served at Gen. Pershing's old kitchen table in her humble little cottage. Aunt Susan is a widow. Her bus-j band was a captain in the Union i army and to him is Credited Gen. Pershing's military career. When John Pershing was a boy he was wont to play around the Hewitt Hotel and the veteran Capt. Hewitt entertained him with stories of battle. The story of Gettysburg fascinated Johnnie and to these stories the pioneers hereabouts proudly refer when one wonders why he Left a promised career as a business man in the Missouri village for West Point Had it had not been for these thrilling tales of Capt. Hewitt.' old timers say John Pershing yet might have been teaching school out in Prairie Mounrl Township district or clerking in a general store. Laclede is facing a trying situation. The town has no hotel. The only I hotel burned last week. Where the; visitors will be housed is a problem, i Many homes are being thrown open! hnt thot T-ilT nnfr Via1t vi.mU f thousands of visitors are expected to see the commander of the A. K. F. acclaimed by his native town. Every train is bringing scores. Motor-bus lines are being put in operation in order to assure transportation. Gen. Pershing will be taken to the old Pershing homestead up near the end of Main street. It. is the same old house with the same ' old elm trees in the yard that he left when 20 years old to enter West Point. In the dining room, women of the com-i munity who knew him as a boy will serve a turkey feast. The table will be set for 24. the dinner party including the General's party. Gov. Gardner and the Reception Committee. 700 KOLCHAK SOLDIERS FOUND ! FROZEN TO DEATH IN HOSPITAL j Soviet at Moscow Also Iteports Cap- ! turcof 10,500 Troops of All- KussLun Government. j By 't!-.'" Associated Press. I -LONKOX, Dec. 22. Seven hun. area soiaiers or tne army commanded by Admiral Kolchak, head of the All-Russian Government in Siberia, have been found frozen to death in a hospital near Omsk, according to a wireless dispatch received hers from Moscow. When Novo Xikolaevsk, in Eastern Siberia, was captured on Dec. 13, about 10,000 soldiers and r00 officers fell into the hands of the Bolshevikl, according to an official statement issued by the Soviet Government at Moscow. Booty taken 'jy the Beds comprised a section of ! the American Ked Cross and masses of other stores, it is said. Severe fighting is going on in the Xarva, Kiev and Kharbov region, the statement declares. MORE POSITIONS THAN SEEKERS State l'rec Employment Bureau Maces 1T3 Men in Week. Positions offered by employers at the St. Louis Free Employment Bureau of the Missouri Bureau of Labor Statistics, Pontiac Building, last week exceeded the number of applications for employment by 70. The applications numbered 180 and 256 positions were offered. One hundred and sev-enty-three applicants were placed of 179 who were referred to employers. BRITISH-DUTCH PACT RUMORED Belgian Paper Reports Secret Treaty to Protect Holland. Bv the Associated Press. BRUSSELS, Dec. 22. The Nation Beige today printed a rumor that a secret treaty has been signed by Great Britain and Holland by which the integrity of Dutch territory is guaranteed. Gifts That 0 (Easy Payments) Elgin Hatches $24 to Every man want3 a good Watch it is an everlasting reminder of the giver, and Christmas is the time to give. EVERYTHING ! Silk I'mhrrllss .old Cuff Links Cameo llrssrhfs.,,.. I'Mifa Hlnsrn Diamond Kings Diamond l'.ar Srrrwi. Dlnmond Ntuda Ciold hnUra . . . lKnet It Intra , atrb hain Senrf lMna IVnrl ek1aera I'ountaln I'rna ....... Koh , Toilrt "eta Watch Special We have dozens to show you all sizes, shanes and prices. A snces. A m finely- - filled . . PrOEM RECITED BY J MARIE DRESSLER AT i COLISEUM LUNCHEON ; Reads Last Words of Private Killed "Saluting; Lieutenants 1 in Washington, D. C." Gen. Pershing's very apparent : good humor was heightened by a poem recited at the Coliseum by Marie Dressier, the actress, the i theme of which was "The only private in Washington who died of saluting Lieutenants." Afterward the General very warmly congratulated her, .whereupon .she kissed his hand. Miss Drcssler's verse was as follows: It was a simple private in Washington, D. C, Who, dying in the avenue, . this , Btory told to me. . This sad and doleful ptory, this narrative of gloom. That touched upon the circumstance which brougljt him to his doom. "1 aiu a single private, muni, murmured unto me. "And I'm the only private he ii . , Washington. D.. C. "The .rest are all .Lieutenants with spurs and", riding boots. "And all day long they hounded me to ,; give them some salutes. "I did the bei-t J could, muni, from " njorhihg until night. "I worked my trusty right arm for ' every loot in sight, "But loots came fast and faster, and more and more, and more, "And not another private came to help me with .my chore. "And now, alas, I'm dying. I couldn't stand the pace. "The only thing that I regret is there's none to - take my place." His voice grew faint and fainter. "Oh, my God, my arm is sore. "Tell mother Andrew did his best to help to win the .war." POLICE CAPTAIN STINGER MUST GO TO TRIAL FOR OPPRESSION State Supreme Court So Deckles in Case in Which Man Was Arrested on Gambling Charge. Special ti the Poet-Plsoatch. JEFFERSON CITY, Dec. 22. The State Supremo Court, in an opinion by Judge Goode, today ruled that Police Capt. William Stinger of the Newstead Avenue District in St. Louis, must go to trial on a chargo of oppression in office. Stinger last spring, when a lieu tenant in charge of the police gambling snuad, was charged in a warrant with oppression in office for having arrested Edward W. Meany, an employe of the Globe-Democrat, on a charge of gambling on horse races. Stringer's attorneys contended that the Court 'of Criminal Correction had no jurisdiction to try him on such a charge, ns a conviction would deprive him of his office and his citizenship, as well as incur a j fine and possible imprisonment, or both. They asked the Supreme Court to - prohibit the trial. TEXAN AND SON SHOT TO DEATH Shooting Affray at Rang-er Results 1 Fatally for Three. By the Associated Press. j RANGER. Tex., Dec. 22. Buck j Roberts and his son. Buck Roberts Jr., and W. W. Willia-ms, a Jocal druggist. are dead as the result of a shooting affray here at noon to-lay. A quarrel over the nmonnt of a laundry bill was declared by neighbors and the authorities to have led to. the shooting which took place on the street. Last Forever auradl IE) Daiinra mid! T $70 NO GIFT LIKE A DIAMOND A delight to the giver and to the receiver it never is "second hand" and increases in value constantlj We have hundreds $20. 8-DAY CLOCK . . .94 to 92-J 92 o 95 . . . 9T to 9.V . . .94 to 94l .920 to 9."500 .913 to 92M. .91.1 to 92H 93 to . . .r, to ... 93 to M . . a.t to 95 . .9lO to tXi : tKt . . . .t to as . .9T to 90 Whn others advertise Wstrlif- and Jewflry on Ka-y PaynientK. think of IN'iAM.B, tho orlsmator. 40 ) ran la St. I.ouls. OPERATORSTO AFTER THE HOLIDAYS Refusal to Accept President's Plan May Embarrass Com-j mission's Activity. ' Bv t'.se Associated Prss. WASHINGTON, Dec. CI. ReftuiiH., of the coal operators to accept't Government's strike settlem" terms, it was pointed out todt might embarrass the operation ? the commission appointed Caturdiy1 by President Wilson and authorial to investigate miners' wages afc working conditions and increase coJ prices if necessary. - . . Further efforts r- 'jably will be made today to induce them to access u to the Govarr merit's proposal, ci Spite the renewed irutis , 0f operators' Kxecutlve Committee tht reither had they accepted nor hli they indicated they would accept Vit term. The operators declared IS proposal they had agreed to waa tht cno advanced by former Fuel A4 ,t minlstrator (JarlleM. , . The meeting of the scale commit-. tee of the bituminous coal operate, scheduled for next Tuesday at Clm-land, has been called off. it was an- nounced today, because of difficulty i of arranging transportation. A latsr date, after the holiday!", will be Si. In statements yesterday relaUv.' to the attitude of operators on ih Government's strike settlement plan?.1 ' the operators' executive commiltt..'1 left to later settlement, probably f the Cleveland meeting, the queson),,; of the policy to bo adopted towaul' the coal investigation commission r 'n-pointed by President Wilson to c.r, --ciw ry out the plans. i b. Miners Impress Full Confidence 'hi',,' President's Commission. i y, By the Associate'! Tress. , I N'D T A N A PO LIS, Ind., Dee. 12. 1 confidence in tbe eomminslon at.-. pointcj by President Wilson lo-in-.; vestigate the bituminous coal in-Ms. dustry and determine wages aa!ii, working conditions is cxpresscl rt m-headquarters of the United Miiv , Workers of America here. EllisVK. Searles. editor of the Mine Work-4.6! ers Journal, in a statement said ti.W. miners feel they will be treated fair ' ly by the commission. TO DEPRIVE KING OF POWERS Italy IioKscs That Oily Parliament May Declare War. By the Associated Press. BJ.MK, Dec. 22. In the Chamber1 before adjournment until Jan. S. Premier Nitti declared: ; "At the reopening of the Chantr ber after the Christmas recess, I shall present a bill modifying arti cle of our Constitution, accord- ing' to which the Kink has the right' ' to declare war, conclude peace and negotiate treaties. My bill will pro-v' pose, instead, that only Parliament' r hhall have the power to declare ''" war. The entire Chamber, including: the1'; Socialists, rose and applauded. " SMELLING BOMBS IN THEATER f Fred Wehrenberg, manager of lb1 Cherokee Theater. 2708 CheroUt; ;? street, last night asked police to ln- i vestigate the placing of bombs fillet!" with an unpleasant smelling lltjOlJ in a balcony of the theater between 7 and 9 p. m. yesterday. The odor permeating the theater' during the first show, he said, s!-' most emptied the house. Open Every Night to show you, to $300, A. splendid "Family Present" $7 to $25 lBfTBSBfBSBlfJsSB nrvr Ilk mm 412 N. 7th St. Comr to the BIbt first floor More. fl 1 t (,-.- 'A is" J. .3 ft'-" t (4 r p tt' t

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