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THE WASHINGTON TBrES; WEDNESDAY; .TANUARY 9; 1018.
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By DAVID LAWRENCE.
(Continued from First J'age.)
come the programme of all the allies.
It is an, open secret that while on
central principles the allies are In
perfect accord, certain chauvinistic
and tory utterances abroad have not
helped toward that spirl tof recon
ciliation which must precede an equi
table peace. And the German Im
perialists have not failed to make
use of these in combatting the Social
ists. Mr. Wilson's address of yes
terday, moreover. Is designed to
strengthen the hand of the Socialists
In the hope that the present political
ferment may grow Into a real social
revolution and bring- to the front
spokesmen who ca nbe trusted by
the United States and the Other al
lies. As yet. there Js considerable specu
lation as to whether negotiations wil
be begun with the present German
government. Certainly, the antipathy
to the Hohenzollerns has not been di
minished, but a change In the form
of Germany's administration that will
give confidence to her adversaries will
be regarded with as much favor as
any radical change in peronneL. On
this point, however. It i. clear that
Great Britain and the United States
have not thought It wortii while to
make an explicit declaratl n.
Still Hta rira.
"Give us spokesmen that we can
Irust," is still Mr. Wilson's plea, and
whether these spokesmen shall be the
Reichstag committee or a new chan
cellor responsible to the Reichstag is
something which will only become
Important when the Germans have
manifested a sincere desire to accept
Mr- Wilson's address as a basis for
peace. Then it will be vital to know
who is going to guarantee the peace.
la congress and out of it. the juni
jQprrrlsht. hit. Otap Trtb?a.t.
TOO MANY SAFETY
SAYS SEN. STONE
Too many men wearing uniforms
are occupying positions labeled "safe
ty flrsf Senator William J. Stone of
Missouri charged In the Senate today.
He urged legislation prescribing a
distinguished mark for flcht(n,g3 men
"We all know that there has been
too much clamor for positions label
ed 'safety first," said Senator Stone.
"And these men. so far removed from
the danger zone that they will never
hear the sound of cannon, receive
higher salaries than the men who
do the fighting.
"I don't think it I fair to the
fighting men that they should be
put In a class with those who man
ace the nurelv civil administration
versa! sentiment Is In favor of Mr. 1 nf Ihe wur. There shnnlil he nm
tAIUona pronouncements, and it Is plainly distinguishing mark. I don't
worthy of note that the President's i ee why such men should be clothed
power and prestige is such that a J wth uniforms at ail"
impie speecn wtuiout previous, con-
Senator Jones of Washington de
nounced the extortionate, prices
charged officers for their outfits. He
offered a bill to enable them to ob
tain their uniforms and equipment
under the system applying to enlist
sulfation with the leaders of either
House Is taken as the expression of
the nation Itself.
There was to be sure some short
sighted comment in Congress about
. free trade which always interests
Congressmen who afe morn interested
In safeguarding their political future
than the peace or the wor.d, but the
i.uiu.ai v tkvuviiiii; win i a u ill.
international sense has never meant i
absolute free trade but tl-e introduc-1
tton of the principle of reciprocity i
and fair dealing in trade illations as
opposed to the 'selfish discriminations j AMSTERDAM. Jan. . An official
that breed bitterness and war. The decree is looked for within the next
principle of self-preservation which Is ttw days from Germany proclaiming
fundamental In a protectee tariff is the freedom of Lithuania and acknowl
-not to be confused, however, with the edging that natlon as an inQpendent
seWshnesB and special privilege thatjstilte Forecast of the action on Li-
T.Z """"- up J1-"' ror -n--iauai. thuanfa is made by the Swedish news-
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: BERLIN TO RECOGNIZE
FREEDOM OF LITHUANIA
If You Most Have
Headines on This, '
Write Them Yourself
XDW ' YORK, Jan. oJ-Blue.
pills on Monday, green pills on
Tuesday,' lavender pills on
Wednesday, yellow pills on
Thursday, red pills on Friday,
pink pills on Saturday, ' and
orange pills on Sunday.
Thirty-eight thousand patients
of Dr. William Llewellyn. In all
parts of the United States and
Canada, "dosed" themselves with
the foregoing formula, according
to Federal authsrltlea here to
day. Dr. Llewellyn pleaded
guilty to a charge of using the
malls to defraud -when arraigned
before United States Judge
One of Dr. Llewellyn's assist
ants is also said to have been a
dispenser of "love powders."
Dr. Llewellyn professed to
have a pill cure for every ali
ment known to the medical profession.
IL S. PROPAGANDA
IN RUSSIA STIFFENS
PBTROGRAD. Jan. 9. For nearly
three weeks In fact, ever since the
Russo-German peace parleys, opened
ess that has brought commercial In-1 -t,.' ,.i .' ., ' , ,i.. n.i.i...lat rirrt.T.itvoL- tii imriii rC.
flllaMPA n 4 An sfAAtrn nfflrtAa 1 1 1 " I
ii:. :....!., .tr ; -. .-1 .:", ..'. :::,'" sr at Its opening session yester
daytendered its best wishes to Fin
land on her gaining freedom and on
the recognition of it by -Germany,
Russia, and Sweden.
the setting up of such traje barriers
as have led to bloodshed.
The situation today in Washington
is one of general satisfaction over the
President's speech and intense anxiety
to know what reecption it will get In
the centre! powers. Count von Hert
ling's peace terms as printed in the
Paris Matin are far from definite, as re
produced here, and show rather a
tendency to support the militarists,
D. C. COMMISSIONERS ASK
$155,000 FOR BUILDINGS
ernment has been carrying on a vast
and effective propaganda all over
Russia through the medium of the
committee on publication (probably
means committee on public informa
tion). Giant billboards reproducing pas
sages from President Wilson's
speeches on war, and particular!'
those showing the friendship of the
United States for Russia, are being
utilized. In all the big theaters, mo
tion pictures are carrying on the
Th llietrfft fnmml uliin arm nt tn
nut since mey coma not nave Deeii the House today, through Secretary ' campaign of education, and the prison
made -with a knowledge of Mr. A II-, McAdoo. a supplemental estimate for I camps are being circularized.
:r.:i,:, "r:r,.:.? ."e. ""'I- 'or the construction of aP , Apparently the United States Gov-
w ' - v -. iws j 3 a-ivvi tipnoAhas anrf v1iav i mnprti'sman t a Trmf i jt m nt1 1
Vhere are still two points of v.ew ! '1""V " '" '' " " X.. u "1 I V", " "".' """f." "1a""1. " V"
o-- --- ........ w. uui.hi av..n(, vciiiiii in
being erected in Washington. fluence. Is carrying its appeal di
The CommiKiloners explained that rectly to the people.
there Is an unexpected amount of con- i There is no doubt of the effect that
",ut"u "' " ouiiuiiisrs mt uu- this propaganda Is having. Already
ernment use. and they were unable to u ha9 mat,rlally stiffened the
... ., r.u.... u icki.i morin of the Russian working
:.t.i; r.....:: w.rc;..- r;: " " stirred a new con
....... ..., - . u-w .. hi"-ini,nce in the United States and ap
preciation of Its desire to assist the
here- those that believe German) has
not been chastened and it still dream
ing of world domination, and those
who think Internal politics in Ger
many hae reached the most critical
stage since the war began a crisis
that must mean the beginning of the
end of autocracy, even thougli the
n-ar may conceivably drag through
another year with the physical help
Ing, paving, improvement and repairs.
of the United States looming up as a and for the extension of water mains
menace to the military and economic I J.
power ofm : mGES HOUSE TO HANG
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Housing Association for building 3.000 !
tortile . jcmergenc
democracy. It also has had its ef
fect in warning against a German
made peace at Breat-Litovsk. and
may be regarded as having had a
share in the sudden determination
im niirtT onnTiinr m in 8
111 Unll OLlTlL rLAll'of ,ne olhevIkl to throw down the
lOermans autocratic peace proposals.
mode! houses to provide for alley
A service flag will be hung in the
dwellers who will be homeless July 1. 1 House of Iteprescntatives. if the reso
when the alley closing act goes intojlution Introduced today by Represen
'fl.f; W,U ,e rh' L-,.n the Di8trlct tative Tread way of Massachusetts is
nuuuinK rriumy iuo mi o o ciock. '-rutit .d
a committee ifUC"bev appointed to
tudy conditlontVand? to go to Xew
1 orK to see
WHAT OF IRELAND, EGYPT
AND INDIA, ASK GERMANS
He asks that a star be placed on
the flag for the four members of this
session of the House now in the mill
,r.t0 ,"5't "" "PltaI in the!tary se-vice of the country, and for , n" i '.","
ulldlng prjxfon. 80nB an.j brotlie of ,armb 'Georges plan
r --- -. . of all peoples
SENATOR KENYON URGES
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AMSTERDAM, Jan. !. -German po
lltlcai leaders want Premier l.lovd
to be applied to Kgypt.
Ireland and India- according to In
terviews received here today
FEDERAL BUDGET SYSTEM I d'r,,lre'1 rhll,P Scheidemann. leader
jot the majority Socialists, "how about
..... . . " , j . I Ireland, Kgypt and India?"
Senator Kenyon today demanded rv.ilni n--.i , j, . .
adoption of a national budget system m,CnU;1 "'. Iead" ' the Ger-
b, the United States to end "log roll- mf.? ""7Vtl,'."i l"'
. , . ,..,... l suppose Ilrltaln will remove all
Ing and pork barrel legislation. her ,roopg from ,n(llll wh n
He introduced a resolution provld- bltclte is uk,n the .. " p,e
Ing for a commission to report by ciioriii ,.i.. . u .. .L
March 1 on the establishment of a rnS,Tr.,,lLffr , ?V ?'? Vh
national budget system "nr "", 1 "C 'r C,0nUI SeC"
. -..-.j 4.vsivsavlft.
BELIEVE HOBEY BAKER
BROUGHT DOWN FLYER
PARIS, Jan. 9. Reports from the
front that a former football captain
In the American -flying corps has
brought down his first enemy air
plane, leads to the belief that the cap
tain In question was Lieut "Hobey"
nahfr, former captain or me i'rinca- i i t-
ton football tram The hostile ma . ADSOlUteiV IveiHOVeS
chine was brought down Saturday. I T . ,.
Lieutenant Haker's work in the air InQlffeStlOIl. DrUfffflStS
hat been exciting much favorable . ? .!
coment. r I ret una money if it fails. 25c
LONDON'. Jan. 0. President Wil
son's speech was the second great
salvo in the allies political offen
sive the drive which is expected to
be more effective than guns or bayo
nets in the defeat or Germany. Other
allied leaders very shortly will lire
further salvos of verbal artillery.
Then, If authoritative information
Is correct, will come a concerted al
lied bombardment in the form of a
Joint restatement of allied war aims
the composite of all the war aims
statements announced by the leaders
of thought among the allies.
As London eagerly read the 'Presi
dent's statement today. Its special
appeal to Russia was held the most
timely feature of the whole epochal
President Wilson's speech came at
a psychologically opportune moment
Premier Lloyd George's speech had a
marked effect lr "bucking up" Great
Rritaln. On the top wave of this
feeling throughout the empire,
comes President Wilson's notable
address. Indicating thorough agree
ment and complete unity among the
Seises Great Occasion.
The Wilson message was received
too late for comment by any of the
London morning newspapers, except
the Chronicle, which said:
"Once more the President has
seized on a great occasion to lead the
conscience of civilized mankind. He
is exerting unique authority, both
moral and political, as the spokesman
for the democratic future of the
Most of London's newspaper edi
torials hailed the Wilson speech as
part of this political offensive against
the central powers.
The Kvenlng Standard headed its
editorial comment "a parallel offen
sive; second blow." The editorial
itself said In part:
"The President's address is a not
able contribution to the -drum fire
against the enem's moral position
while soldiers deal energetically
against them in the field. We hope
the politician will continue to shell
the system whose creed Is imperial
domination of the globe. We hope
Downing street (namely. Lloyd
George's official residence) will heed
earnest and emphatic warnings It
contains against secret diplomac).
"We are truly grateful for this
most opportune reminder at 'this psy
Other newspaper comment included:
Pall Mall Gazette: "The German
press wil scarcely find Wilson's pro
gram more congenial than l.Iojd
George's. They vary merely In the
degree of emphasis and fullncxs on
particular questions- -thcrp is nm the
slightest disagreement in csstntial
"President Wilson's generous views
as to the Rolshevlki are obviously
easier- for Americans than for the
British. America has not suffered
as we have from the sabotage of Itus
sia's defenses, for which reason
America can contemplate the sllu.i
tlon in a more philosophical spirit."
Depends On I'nltj- of gallons.
Westminster Gazette (dlsrusing
the paragraph refening to freedom of
the seas): "In a world governed by
open covenants, disarmed by mutual
consent and freed as far as possible
from economic barrlcri. this aspira
tion could not hold any terrors for us.
but in today's fighting of the world,
it would mean disarming of sea power
without a correspondlngdlmunltlon in
military power on land-to the great
advantage of the militarist land pow
ers and the disadvantage of the otli
ers. America included.
"Let us be careful to understand
and to make the enemy understand
that President W llson's proposal de
pends on an association of nations."
Kvenlng Star: "I'rf sident Wilson's
attitude toward Russia Is Immeasur
ably wiser, more thorough, more
right, and saner than our hide bound
foreign office and the revoiutlnary
war cabinet, whose personnel Is a
caricature on Ilrltiah democracy. Let
us force them to answer the voice of
the Russian people."
IN EARLY MORNING
RACE WITH DEATH
An automobile raced" with death
from Somerset. Md.. to Georgetown
University Honpllal In the early
hours of the morning- and lojt.
Shortly before midnight. A. J. Lc
cross and J. Shipley, both of Re
thesda. Md rfdlng home In the Le
cross automobile, found Fred D. Os
borne, seventy-five years old. on Dor
set avenue. Somerset, in a djlng con
dition. Lecross and Shipley both climbed
down from the machine and lifted
the aged man Into a seat. Then
started the drive for the hospital.
The white-haired man was breathing
hard. The odds were against the
The car speeded up and dpwn the
hills of Georgetown and pulled up be-
Pot Extra Quilts on Bed
Tonight, Is Warning
Of Weather Bureau
More bedclothes will be the
order of things tonight.
When the evening shades begin
to fall the" rnrcarr is going to
fall, too, according- to the Weather
Bureau. With accompanying
dampness It -H likely to be "con
slderable chilly"' before Old. Sol
looms above, the horizon tomor
"Cloudy and somewhat colder
tonight: Thursday fair," Is the
The mercury has been "vibrat
Cig" between 23 .and 23 since 0
o'clock last night, and will prob
ably continue so until late In the
fore the hospital: but It was too late.
Osborne was pronounced dead by Dr.
Galvin when admitted to the hospital.
Osborne lived at 405 Dorset avenue.
Somerset. Md. More than $100 wai
D. C. BAR TO HONOR
"American railroads are going t
be good soldiers."
This promise waa made to the Sen
ate Interstate Commerce Committee
J today by Julius Krnttschnitt. of the
Southern Pacific, railroad. Krutt
schnitt Indorsed President Wilson's
action In taking control of the rail
roads. "We are going to continue to work
as loyally as In the past." said Krntt
schnitt. He had hoped his appear
ance before the committee would not
be considered In any way as criti
As a 'leader among railroad execu
tives, Kruttschnltt la regarded as aa
authoritative spokesman for all rail
roads. r-l believe." said Kruttschnltt. "the
railroads could have done more by
voluntary agreement in uieir own or
ganizations If they bad greater Gov
ernment support In-many directions.
We think, .however. President Wilson
must have had good reasons for his
action, and we are going to support
Alton C. Dustin, of Cleveland, presi
dent of the Fort Smith and Western
railroad, told the committee that the
proposed basis of compensation Is not
fair to all railroads.
; U.S. WAR ATMS SENT
TO WORLD CAPITALS
NEW YORK, Jan. . It cost approxt-
The roll of honor Inscribed with1 mately IMOO to transmit President WI1-
the names of the sixteen members of ?" tatMt " to Congress, de
the District Bar Association who have e!a"nr Americas war aims, to every
Joined the army and navy andaiervlce new" center of the world, according to
fl.ig will be placed In the Law LI- estimates today of the foreign press
brry or the association, according to leneln of tho """ on public In-
re"'Ul.uii auupieu u, ic ar xmv .. -Jf l .J .
for sending the message, and one hour
elation at Its innual meeting today.
and forty-five minutes after the Prrsl-
found in his pockets. A son. Grant I Sullivan, James A. Toomey.
Osborne, lives at 2Gin North Dorren The association has a membership
street. Philadelphia. Pa. Death wasjof 260. and Is in a flourishing flnan
duc to natural causes. I cial condition.
ai which Ma. Easby-Smlth pre-
Slaea. j.., !. .--f.l.. !, mIIm AArmm
The following new officer, were' d rfeIlT(jto erJ. jmportant
elected: J. Morrill Chamberlln. Presl- ,-) South America. Shortly
dent; Henry WSohon. first vice presl-j afterward tne meare was received at
dent: Walter C.Balderston. second vice, mo,t of ,, fo, capitals,
president; Kdwln L. Wilson. secre-
NO HIGHER COURT.
Black "He's a young lawyer. anJ
desperately In lover White Tea. he
enters an appearance at the girl's
home, receives an. advance decision
and then appealr again!" Puck-
tary; W. W. Mlllan. treasurer, and
the following directors. Guy H. John
son. Charles T. Hendler. George E.
Here's Good News for Everyone !
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Opens Tomorrow 11 A. M.
1233 Penna. Avenue N. W.
With three of the best equipped and most popular lunch
rooms in the National Capital already under our control, we
found it necessary to add a fourth link to our chain and very
soon tTiere will be a fifth link. Located in the heart of the
downtown office section, it afTords the public a convenient
place in which to dine well.
THE SAME HIGH
that characterizes our other establishments and which has
caused them to enjoy a popularity that is not merely local, will
always prevail here. Our foods are carefully selected and
cooked to tae taste of an epicure. Our service is efficient and
painstaking- Some f61ks would call us "cranky" about clean
liness, we're so particular that everything about our restau
rants should be strictly sanitary.
DINE WITH US
you'll need no urging thereafter. We've purposely left the
best point of all for the last our prices. They're just as
moderate as it is possible to make them without detracting
from our high standards. Even in these days when the prices
of foodstuffs are constantly advancing, we've endeavored, so
far as possible, to absorb the increases ourselves but this is
a characteristic of the CENTURY Service.
Free Flowers Opening Day
Century Bakery Lunchrooms
KISSAL & DEMAS BROS., proprietors
1233 Pennsylvania Avenue N. W. '
3C5 9th Street N. W. 309 9th Street N. W. 1706 Penna. Ave. N. W.
Another Century Bakery Lunchroom Will Open Soon at 8th & K Sts. N. W.