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me e WM by O etente today.
Entete -seies -eedng hee de
To seed $n eohel -miei. Into
*m..sa to study cenditions under sup
gretsn at the league c Mais,
'!e enurage c--ee between the
Soviet gewerment and the rest of
To dse.urage warfare between the
oviberiki and the border states, but
is aid the latter if attached by the
To withhold diplomatic recogniticsi
at the Soviets "until convinced that
the Beishevik horrors have ended."
lay Jeta Lege.
In semi-omSal circles the agtion of
. I eenel was generally regarded as
brecesting complete recognition of
RSaoa in the future, economically
- and pgltiaily. with Consequent re
smeat of her alleged menace to the
rest of zerope and restoration of her
status among nations. This. it was
believed. would be secomspanIed by an
invitation to join the league of 1a
Although the new policy toward Rus
sia reaflrms the entente's refusal to
rucegnise the Soviet government. it is
accepted as a decided weakening from
the previous stand. and decision to
seed a eo.mlsslon into Russia Is re
garded as practically a warning to the
harder countries to cease warfage with
Ocial ahnoupcement was made that
the premiers would not qmacurage tlhe
herder States to continue their war
against the Soviets but that In the
event the Red armies attached them
the entente would aid them in every
Ceseneree Wil Ne Aided
It was also announced that witho6t
relaxing their decision not to deal with
the Soviets diplomatically, the entente
will, encourage commerce between Eu
rope and Russia "which is essential to
improvement of the economic situation
throughout the world."
The council decided that In the
event the board states already rec
ognised by the allies approach the
latter seeking advice regarding their
attitude toward the Soviets, the at
lies will reply that they cannot ac
eept the responsibility of advising
!that war be continued against Rus
sia, and still less wodid advise ag
gression against Russia.
In omcial circles it was presumed
the duty of the commission will be
to determine it "the horrors* have
ended, and to gather information
relative to the resumption of trade
between the allies and the Russian
e-operative societies now said by
Premer Lmine to be under Sseiet
centroL The decision to resume
trade was reached by the old su
preme council in Paris several weeks
Daniels Will Be Defended
In Row Over Naval Awards
Drafting of a minority report de
fending Secretary Daniels is being
considered by Democratic members
of the Senate naval affairs subcom
mittee investigating the Daniels
Sims naval awards controversy, it
was learned yesterday.
Some recommendation is expected
with regard to abolition of all
medals except those awarded on the
scene of action for deeds of heroism.
Secretary Daniels. Admiral Sims and
both Republicans and Democrats on
the subcommittee went on record in
favor of such action during the re
Chairman Hale is understood to
he working on the majority report
and Democratic Senators are wait
ing to see what It will contain be
fore deciding their course.
Rek... dAhuem. cad..
The release of Lieutenants 0. 2L.
I'sher and M. L. Wolf. American
army aviator, held by the authort
l es at Nacozari. state of Sonora,
Mexieo, has been ordered by the
Mexican Foreign Otfice, the State
Department was advised yesterday
by the American Embassy at Mexico
Ave~d crowds, coughs end cow
ada, but fear neither gerene nor
e1u." Keep the system in geeg
crder'taher pfaty- of exercise in ty
fresh air and practice anl=nm.
R emember a clean mnouth, a elena
~skin, bad clean bowel. are'a pew
tstig amomr against dieee To
ap the liver and bowels regular
ud t4 carry away the p.isen wIth
Is. it to best to take a vegetable
every ether day, mae up ef
.mpealees, I1001, and ran
e&to be and at neer dreg
nen -s Dr. Piaees e e
iets. If there is a sudden e
Swhat -appegas like a s
asse s aet resae...iecea
Ama is- t. o > o at N da
fistw fi es the-see s ei-t .E
ask bte t$, agtgat- 201. Poes.
ellon' r $a t pter.W weia t .
ansaslm aq000he elsiae dn
Oaring- to- that Mrt an
UMe. GIbISp se in Calfefrnia - as
wit he made te.have the hear
owgeb e to a later date is order
to get thidr te*toany.
Mrs. Gtiben, rhe- signed the notes
and her husband who ladoe4 them,
etaim that Henry Norma to whem
-thq motes were issued, has charged
usurious interest in handling the
notes and. also that whom her fLath
er puehased We notes from him
that e, her fher, had aeted is bad
faith, as he was then Noting as ber
She sets forth is her answer to
the suit that she Is willing and
geady to take up these notes if the
security she jut up is returned.
GOVERNMENT TO PAY
MINIMUM OF $1,000
Members of the Joint Congrdb
sional Committee on Reclassification
of Salaries in the District of Colum
bia. are convinced the minimum
wage for government employees
will be nearer $1,000 a year than
$1.200. A sum slightly in excees of
$1,00 i expected to be laid down
for'government 'employees engaged
in manual labor. This is expeotee
to be the basic minimum for govern
Senate mambers of the Commis
sion yesterday were given' first
drafts of the report to Congress,
which contains the various recom
mendations made for a reclassigca
tion of salaries.
Class specifications are 1.700 in
number and are divided into about
400 series each containing an aver
age ef four classes. Each class
specification contains the title of a
position, the qualifications required,
and the line of promotion.
The report will be ready for pre
sentation to Congress within two
Automobile Owner Sued
For $50,000 Damages
Claiming that 'she was .injured for
life. Sara Amdur has fied suit Is
the District Supreme Court agains
Eugene R. Jacobsen for $50,001
damages for personal injuries.
Miss Amdur alleges that she is a
stenographer aed earns $175 a
month, and that while crossing
Fifteenth and H streets northwest
she was run down by the defend
ant's automobile and received in
juries which will cripple her toe
life and prevent her from follow
ing her vocation.
Two Americans in Siberia
Are Victims of Pneumonia
Announcement of death from disease
of two American soldiers in Siberia
was made by the War Department
last night. They were Private Edgar
0. Durand. Company A. Thirty-first
Infantry, of Loominster, Mass., at
Vladivostok, and Wagoner Robert Sat
terfield. Headcuarters Company, Twen
ty-seventh Infantry, of Simpson. W.
Va., at Chilok. Both were pneumonia
Lane to Preside Over
Pan Pacific Congress
The Pan Pacific Commercial Con
gress at Honolulu next year will be
presided over by Franklin K. Lane, re
tiring Secretary of the Interior, ac.
cording to an announcement of Alex
ander Hume Ford, secretary of the
Pan Pacific Union. The date of the
conference has not been set. The
union is composed of nations border.
Ing on the Pacific Ocean.
A request for $22,00. to straight
en out two "dangerous curves" or
the Fort Myer military road was
sent to Congress yesterday by the
Treasury Department on request of
the Secretary of War. Secretar3
Baker declared that in view of the
heavy trafice that is expiected ovei
this road with the opening of th4
Key Bridge provision should b4
made for .doing this work without
Ip, or Flu
(anti-urIc) tablets. These wili find
the bladder and hidneys and earn3
of peisemos maatter. To centrol
the pains and eee take ene Anutie
tablet every two hourm, witk fre.
quest. drinks of lemma. The pme.
monia aears lb a maeet treaeheg.
ens wai. when the Inluensa utstia
is Wparetly reeovering aal ans).
ons to leave him bed. In ueeeveuing
from a bad atta* .t lnau40ao q
spmsment the system shou1t
built up itia ahqemmt-a mis
Dr. Hsmgnm Qi. esI Pggmeu
er =e withepi aleehet sei thi
ueets and harks et Aasie Lwee
tre ow lia "Iremtir Mg'em teete)
inaista saa e k
Hotel Will Be Remodeled
And Converted Into
The Hote? Gorden, S xteenth ana t
studsets northwest. has n sold for a
consideration of approximately $O0,00.
to I. S. D. Sauls, vice president of the
Continental Life Insurance Company,
with offices In the District National
The deed to the property was enter
ed In the Recorder of Deeds' office yes
terday afternoon. Mr. Sauls stated
last night that the hotel had been
bought a year ago. although the deed
was not filed until yesterday.
The Gordn was part of the estate
of Gordon MacKaye, of Boston, and
was placed In trust for Harvard Uni
versity some years ago.
Recently the hotel was used by the
offlice of the Food Administration, and
later by the Department of Labor.
Now it has been remodeled and will
be conducted as an exclusive apart
ment hotel. The hotel contains thirty
two-room apaiments with baths, sev
eral single rooms with baths and a
number of rooms for transients.
Tihe hotel will be operated under the
management of L V. Hysan, it was
DENIKEN TAKES 1,506
BOLSHEVIKI AND CITY
London, Feb. 24.-Advice. to the
war ofice today said troops of the
anti-Bolshevik general, Deniken, In
siouth Russia recaptured Rostov
fromi the Bolsheviki Friday. taking
1,500 prisoners, twenty-two gun.
and much other booty.
Montesano, Wash., Feb. 24. -- A
steady diet of oatmeal and maoaronl
has palled on nine of the ten I. W.
W. prisoners in the county jail here,
who are on trial for complicity in
the Centralia parade -murders, and
they have gone on a 'hunger strike."
The strike started Sunday after
noon. Six of the men have eaten
nothing since 2 o'clock that after
noon. The other three joined them
at breakfast today. The trial has
been halted by the Illness of several
furors, and is not likely to be re
sumed for several days.
Little Stress on Poetry;
,Langd~on Mitchell Says
Langdon 3.. Mitchell, Washington
poet and playwright, said to have
seen more Uhakespearen produc
tions than any other person in
AmerIon, declared modern education
lays toe little stress on poetry in
a George Washiagton University
lecture yeeterday In Concordia Lu
therns Chutch, Twentieith and G
His subjet was "Poe and Whit
maa." Mitchell is delivering a se
ries of leetures on "Poetry as a
Necessity of LWe."
Alvin 3. Trait charged with sheet
ing George Wianklin several times Is
the abdmen. Sgdser 21. last,
held for the grand jur In P,00 bond
by Judge MeMahem In the Polici
Ceart yesterde. Treitt md FrakU
alshbias fret, breaking a diet
over hIs heed while he was sitting
in s. auteasebie.
Riigat Ceik ghggse
Residents of Kalerama toed- and
WashingtesNet will hold. a
~lssting tngt at the 4Henry
. beka aethsi. Seventeenti
stmsi ed a CodembI read nostN
Wes. te terms a et s'asmoia
Deeaa a of - a -new sernal
I 6'mt.h Fjerd mt
TO RED CROSS
Sec. Baker Pays Tribute
To American Women
"Thine I. the Glory," the beauti
ful Mora allggoric painting, given
by Maj. Joseph Gray Mitchell to
iced Cross headquarters as a trib
ute from the army. was presented by
Secretary Baker yesterday in cere
Imonies in the Ried Cross Assembly
Hall attended by prominent army
and Red Cross officials.
The painting is a composite por
trait of more than 1,000 American
women of all types. Among those
whose portraits were used in the
painting are: Mrs. Marshall, wife of
the Vice President; Mrs. W. K. Van
(idrbilt, Mrs. August Belmont, Mary
Roberts Rinehart and others na
tionally known. The picture has
been called the "American Madonna
Secretary Baker's address was a
strong testimonial to the service
record of American womanhood in
the war. Response was made by
Dr. Livingston Farrand, head of the
Rcd Cross, and MaJ. Kitchell.
MEDALS FOR WINNERS
OF ARMY ESSAY CAST
Medals to be awarded national win
ners in the dhildren's army essay con
test by Secretary Baker here May t
have been cast, it was announced by
the War Department last night. The
medals are in the shape of a dollar
sised coin, cast in gold, silver snd
On the face of each Is depicted a
sold ier presenting a wreath to a child,
holding in her hand a scroil with the
inscription. "National Essay Contest,
February 2O, 195S. Benefits of Enlist
ment in the United States Army." Oi
the reverse is inscribed, "Presented ti
(name of contestant) by ,War Depart
ment) Through "The Come-Back.' "
The contest was directed by the
Come-Back, Waiter Reed Hospital's
Winfield Jones Heads
National Guard Committee
Winfield Jones has been appointee
chaIrman of the committee on the
District of Columbia National
Guard for the Washington Chamber
of Commerce by President Robert N.
Harper. it was announced last night
by A. E. Seymour, secretary of the4
chamber. A. H. Coolidge was made
Other nmembers of the sommittee
are. Joseph A. Berberich, Granville
C. Bradford. Andrew J. Brown, Wit'
11am D. Buck. Thomsas W. Buckley,
C. C. Calhoun, J. C. Callahan, Henry
N. Camp. M. 0. Chance, H. C. Chand
lee, -Ernest Hall CoolIdge, Allan
Davis, Horace Dulin, I. J. Frie4g
man, W. T. Galliher, Lonia S. Gott
lieb, E. C., Grahamn, W. F. Gube, C.
J. Japies, Jblius Lansburgh. Thomas
E. Landon, M. A. Loose. Robert G.
Mparter, Louis Hands, A. p. Ran
die, William H, Saunders. U. D
Shaws John H. Blaveu, P. C. Steward
George W. White, Eugene Wilson,
H, A. Winter and I. B. SeRer,.
Memorial Service Planned
IBy Centrigh Studenn
Plans for exereises in memory el
Umor H. Wilaba, former principal
of aiHigh choql, ia which the
tue body, members of the
alumni aoeaton, facalty a
:friends will tak4 pert in--about
month, ase being termulkmd
At this demestration It Is'espet.
'ad'that funde will be ra~i
snessai tsMat In honog of the
loved leae= .
ON CAR MERGER
Traction Situation Recom
mendations to Be Drawn
Recommendations for betterment
of Washington's street railway situ
ation will be drawn up at a meet
ing of the H~ouse District Commit
tee next week, It was announced
yesterday by Chairman Mapes in
ordering an adjournment of merget
William F. Ham, president of the
Washington Railway and Electric
Company and of the Potomac E.ec
tric Power Company, urged an "out
and-out" merger of the two c ,r
porations, at yesterday's session. To
show the earning power of the lat
ter, he instanced that at t centi
a kilowatt hour a 7 3-4 per cent
"annual income is returned, based
on the Public Utilities Commissio
valuation of $15,000.000.
Evan H. Tucker. president of the
Northeast Washington Citiens' As
sociation. presented resolutions
adopted by that organisation oppos
ing all merger measures now being
* n l .u m ereesre o en
.r ite ersii mr.e is to
eat the bigh east ot *' aster
dage as the aset etewi' Psltea to
ate Wa bangtes a iedet sty, after
blab the aties may patters its
ir en sigh reee..
,ho 'eemmttee, which wtll serve
4s a eosmtv and advisory beard
t igh cost olfliving
Distriet, met gester
day in y*'s oe. aad, alter ef
testing an organizatiao, ed to
bold its test meeting nest Monday
Dadnite pellees will be evolved
for eetdfeting the oa paigt at this
maeetieg. tales and regulations
governing prices of eommoiites wifl
be Woand the result
elyessy W* d b3 Mr. Vigg, who
will take as active part in the work.
It the resits are sudiciently gratify
ing, the principles applied to the
District as 'as experiment will be
spread over the entire constry.
Other members of the -ommittee
are R. P. Andrewi. Jobs IL. Wil
kins, Isaae Gans. Joseph A. Whit
Beld. M. A. Lease. W. G. Carter. L
S. Ulman and Edith C. Strauss.
A eommittee of women was named
by Edith C. Strauss, director of
women's activities in the Depart
ment of Justice campaign against
high prices. Endeavor to cut. liv
ing prices by urging women to
forego extravagance will be made
by the committee unit. Subcommit
tees will be appointed later to seek
the co-operation of clubs. churches
and schools. The members of the
committee are Mrs. Whitman Cross,
I Mrs. Archibald Hopkins. Mrs. W.
'Chamberlain. Mrs. Louis Brownlow.
Mrs. Henry Rainey. Mrs. Hoes. Mrs.
Hodgkins and Mrs. Swarmstedt.
Urge Suffrage at Home
Senator Robert L. Owen. of Okla
homa. yesterday sent a telegram to
the Legislature of his State. now in
special session1 urging ratification
of the suffrage amendment.
The wire was sent following a
conference of the entire Congres
sional Delegation of the State with
Miss Anita Pollitzer, of the National
I Woman's Party. A fight against
I ratification of the amendment is be
ing made by an element in the Okla
homa legislative bodies.
Father Searches Here for
Son While Mother Worries
J. B. Menzl. Dayton. Ohio. ar
rived in Washington yesterday in
search of his 15-year-old son. Fred
erick. who left home last January
with the intention of making a tor
Menal believes the boy * worktig
in Washington and is afraid to re
turn home because of parental
wrath. The boy's aged mother is
suffering with nervous prostration.
Menal Is at 925 E street northwest.
Dr. John A. Ryan to Speak.
Dr. John A. Ryan. of the Minimum
Wage Board. who helped secure the
national minimum wa'ge for women.
will deliver a leckare on 'Economic
Conditions" to a class of the Kni.'ts
,f Columbus evening sclul in C- rroll
Hall this evening.
n) Sae t O
W .Y as al saiss
s.- hrie- or..
41 o Vs 4 -to s
service is to be discessse to the
Beasts within a few days. Should
it pats the estet a esspro
would have to be reached wi the
House which eliminated the air
mail und from the postomos apt
propriatlon bill. It passed by Coa
gress, the money would be available
The trascontinental route would
be the longest in the world. accord
ing to Praeger.
'We can put the service into op
eration in November." he said, -des
pite the fact that we sheld have to
build many new planes if Congreas
acts promptly in appropriating the
Probably eight new flying fields
would be required including stations
at Omaha, Salt Lake City and Ogden.
"A letter mailed in New York
would be delivered to the San Fran
cisco postoffice in 69% hours," said
Praeger. "as compared with 00%
hours now required in train service.
Fourteen planes will be In the air
every day and a total of 1,500,000
miles will be flown annually.
Wilson Cables Greetings
To New French President
President Wilson has cabled con
gratulations to Paul Deschanel, who
recently became president of France.
The text of the telegram is:
"On this occasion of the assump
tion of the duties of your high oice
as President of the French Riepub
lie, I extend to your excellency my
cordial felicitations. Victorious in
the greatest struggle known to the
world. France faces a great and
glorious future, and you. Mr. Presi
dent. as the chief executive of a
people whose high ambition is the
maintenance of right and justice
I will be potent factor in the attain
ment of these happy results. I wish
for you an administration of great
prosperity and health and happiness
Height and Uses of Capital
Buildings to Be Regulated
The Senate yesterday agreed to
the conference report on the Cal
der zoning bill, regulating the
height of buildings in the residen
tial sections of the Dis'trict of Co
lumbia, as well as the usese to which
they may be put. the bill is now
ready for the President's signature.
Under the bil Ithe regulation for
the construction of new buildings
will be placed in the hands of a Fed
eral enmmission, and the city would
be divided into zones with special
British Firm Buys 15,000
U. S. Army Cars in France
London, Feb. 14.-A British firm
has bought 15.000 American army
motor cars in France, the Evening
News said today.
The purchase price, the newspa
per said, was understood to be ap
proximately $6.750.000. at the pres
ent rate of exchange.
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sft as intebrupteSL
In a stateet givas a;at se
threagh Opster It was pded e
salon leeges pet the g.
ganulsag sad- that they wesf get
down to banes during the after
noon. It was beoieved the 3Ech
Cummins railred ill weld be dis
FOR 00ST OF SHOES
boston, Feb. 24e--peculatioa in
leather and large profits to aanu
facturers are the principal clauses
for the high cost of shoes, accord
ing to the report of the State com
mission on the necessities of life.
The reports show that the cost
of making an average pair of shoes
advanced 185 per cent from 1913 to
1919. In 1913, the average cost per
pair was $2.55, while in 1919 the
cost had advanced to $7.26. Is
percentage this is a small gain," the
report says, "but in actual money
it is nearly three times as much
as in 1913."
CROSS AWARDED SIX
FOR ACTS OVERSEAS
Two officers and four enlisted men.
for heroic acts under fire, have been
awarded the Distinguished Service
Cross, the War Department an
Sounced last night. Two of the
awards are posthumous. They went
to Private Victor Stier. Company A.
..39th Infantry, and Corporal Paul
V. C. Fuhrman, Company B. Ninth
Machine Gun Battalion.
Others honored were Lieut. Albert
M. Smith, Company B, 339th Infan
try; Sergeant Joseph T. Barr. Sev
enty-sixth Field Artillery; Private
First Class George Hanley, Machine
Gun Company. Seventh Infantry,
and Lieut. John P. Woolschlager,
Company A. 312th Infantry.
Move Started to Increase
Pensions of Needy Widows
(By Herald Leased Wire.p
New York. Feb. 24.-Setting forth
that the $15 per month per father
less child. allotted by law to widow.
as a pension, Is now inadequate for
the proper support of these children
in the way in which the law intend.
and that they cannot remain with
their mothers while the pension
continues so low. Alderman John F.
McCort today introduced a resolu
tion at a meeting of the board of
aldermen calling for as increase mi
The resolution recommends that )
the child welfare board take up the
matter with the board of estimate
in order to arrive at a figure ade
quate for proper care of children
under the ir.nfuence of their mothers
instead of in public institutions.
Maial Law ii BImdwas.
Martial law has been declared by
the Honduran Congress in the
southern departments of Honduras.
inclusive of Tegucigalpa. the State
Department was advised yesterday.