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eeme ef lli? meeting of tho constituent
lUiwii^ty to Petrojrad.
LOWDON. January 4.?Tho Bolshevik
Fortlfv Minister, Leon Trotsky, is said
by the petrograd correspondent of tho
Bgehattge Telegraph Company to have
?ent a communication to the Persian
government offering to begin n^Koti^
ttjnu for tho withdrawal of Russian
troops from Persian territory provided
Turkey will withdraw her*.
The Russian commissioners, the cor
respondent sayu, hnvc decidcd to nego
tiate with the government of Ukraine
on the basis of recognition of the
Ukraine republic provided it does not
hinder military operations against
General Kajedlnes. the Cossack leader.
It Is suggested that these negotiations
bo held at Smolensk or Vitebsk.
According to the same correspondent. ,
Mr. Keren*ky, the deposed Premier, has
prepared an account of hid services j
during the period of the first revolu
tion. which will be presented to the ?
constituent assembly. It includes full i
details of conditions at the front dur
ing the June offensive, and the reasons
v. hy M. Kerensky decided to remove
former Emperor Nicholas to Siberia.
In the archives of the Russian For- |
cigo Office there have been discovered i
documents of unusual Interest dealing 1
with negotiations between Germany
atjd the imperial Russian sovernmcm
In regard to * national convention to
combat socialism. Other documents re- j
lating to the origin of the war throw :
light on certain aspects of German
policy. These papers will he published
34 soon as they have been classified.
tOC.il FIGHTING occms
LONDON, January <.?"Local fight
ing took place yesterday afternoon on
the Cambrai front. In the neighbor
hood of tiie Canal du Nord. without
producing material change in the
situation." the War Office reports.
"We advanced our line slightly dur
ing the night south of Lens.
"There was some hostile artillery ac-1
tlvity during the night in the Bullc- j
court scctor. and also in the Ypres
attacks of nnrrtsii Aim
BERLIN. January 4 (via London*.?
Attacks by the British in the region
east of Tprcs and north of La Basset
Canal were repulsed by Gtrman troops,
who captured prisoners and machine
guns In the fighting, army headquarters
announced to-day.
AMSTERDAM, January 4.?Accord
ing to a telegram from Brest Litovsk,
peace delegates from Ukraine have ar
rived there and reported that the:
ITkrainian government is preparing to
conduct its own international aftairs
A telegrram from Warsaw says that
a special train carrying the peace dele
gates of the central powers has passed
through there on the way to Brest
PARIS, January L?Violent artillery
fighting on the Champagne and Verdun
fronts is reported in to-day's official
communication. A German attack in
upper Alsace was repulsed. I^ight
German airplanes and a captive balloon
wet u brought to earth yesterday.
Further Proof of Sweeping Power*
Delegated to C?ini?naiii1?ira-ln-C'hl*f
Are DUclosed.
fBy Asroclkted i'reif.-. I
WASHINGTON, January 4.?Further
proof of the sweeping character of the
powers vested In the commanders-in
chief of the American naval and mil
itary forces in Europe has been dis
closed In connection with the return
to this country for duty of Rear-Ad
miral William B. Fletcher, former!
head of the naval department, in
French waters, ,^ar.d ^laJor-General
William h? Siberk w<ho commanded the
nr3t American troops sent to France.
Confirmation was given to-day to .
reports that Admiral Fletcher had
been replaced by Rvar.Admiral Wilson
because Vice-Admiral Kims felt that
the latter officer was bet'er fitted tori
the particular duties imposed by the
post- Similarly, it is understood, j'.
though there was no formal announce
ment from the War Department, the
return of Gener.tl Sibert was due
to General Pershing's conclusion that
the arduous t.:*V: ?.f training a division
in France could he performed better
by another o Hirer.
The fact that Admiral Fletcher's re
turn to await ;tssionment to duty, prob
ab'.y an commandant of an important
it ivy-yard, coincident with publication1
of reports that investigation of the loss
f>f the Air.e-ican .:rtny trrtii port An
tilles, with idxty-seven lives, for. - ,
ihadowed a naval tliake-up led to the
direct connection of th<>>.<-- two inci
dents. It va.'j explained officially tc?
tiay, however, that '.lie decision to rc
j/iace Fletcher had been made by Ad
ipiral Sims prior to the. sinking of
the transport.
,Sab?uallal Advances of 1'rom to
950 Per Month Included in
New Meaaorr*.
WASHINGTON. January 4.?Three
hills to increase the pm-ion. paid Civil
War veterans were introduced *o-day
in the Senate. One. by ^?nator Gal
linger, would grant veterans who
?served ninety days or more * i>cn:ion
of $'.'5 a month, and those eerv.ng three
years or more K>9 a month.
Another, by Senator tmoot would
t'rant pensions ranging tro:n '?<> t<
those who served nir.r'.y day. to $10 f'.r
those who had two ycaru' or more
Kcrvi ct.
The third, by Senator Joi.e-. or Wash
ington. would grant veterans ai, atldi
tional 8?o a month, except in case:
where this amount would increus
their pensions to more than Jio
Cerrattca Garrlaea Main.
EL PASO, T EX.. January i.? Th
Carranva garrison at Cruce.-. Chihua
ho*. was annihilated by Villa bandits
according to reports received here t<?
day. The bandits are said t'? h-jvc car
rled off practically all the loot! sup
National Council of DefmsTt Ue
vicirs Achievements Since
Its Creation.
Expeditious Production nnd Delivery;
of Supplies ami Savinpr in Con-;
Iran Triers to Government Are
Among Accomplishments.
I I>v Atc<oeli*tod T'rcv.. 1
WASHINGTON, January 4.?Expedi
tious production and delivery of war !
supplies and substantial saving in con- ,
tract pri<-e:i to the povcrnmem havg ;
been achieved by the Council of Na- j
tional Defense through its civilian ad- :
visory commission, according to the !
council'.-! first annual report transmit j
tod to Congress to-day by th<t presi- >
dent. Tho report covers tho work of ;
the council for only four months, from ,
the time of organization. March S. 1917, I
to ths end of tho fiscal year, Juno 30. J
"In a broad sense. th? council and
commission iiavo sought to maka avail
aMor to the L aited States tho best
thouelu and effort of American indus
trial and professional life for the rue.
ccssfu! prosecution of the war." thj '
report bays.
"Th?e direction of the machinery of j
American industry for the national de
fense necessarily involves the creation
of an organization of treat flexibility.
The swift changes In strategy and rapid
improvement in war machinery, at
tended by ilie usual speed with which
implements of warfuro aro scrapped
and replaced at tho front, has been '
reflected by corresponding rapid trtnu- j
formation and stimulation of the in- -
iustrial organization within th-} na- '
Lions at war. Th'> history of the tirst
^hree months of the war in tho United j
states has proven no exception.
"It has been the effort of the or-'
jnnization of the Council of National I
l>? fer..<e to hold itself in constr.nt readi- !
toss to meet such new demand# and j
:o shift It? ground and expand its fa- j
.-ilitics in the interest of the national '
service. Its organization h.?a been and j
cf necessity must continue in process'
cf evolu'ion rapid enough to keep
breast w.tli the rapidly changing cur- i
rent of t!:n times, and yet conserva
tive enough to prevent confjsiou or
lack of proper co-ordination ar.d c<-.n
tro!. In a peculiar sense It has fvSt
itself called upon to be ccnstantlv f
ready to 'fill in the saps' a!id assist
the regular departments of the gov- i
ernment." i
In order to assure the American |
fnrors adequate equipment d bring
victory, was increases in th-* ?ountry'si
output e<f war supplies were r.i*o 'a.iry. i
The. -council has developed n?i' s-^ur.-. j '
? f supply for both raw materials u,ui
finished products, and purchase* of sup
plies tor the executive departments ;
have be?:n co-ordinated. Standardised '
specifications for tools and iR-.plcn-.enti '
used in the manufacture of munition?
have been introduced and the co-opera
tho organization of transportation ar.d
electric communication for war ?.-,rvjr.
has been enlisted, an aircraft pro-rani '
was inaugurated, motor transportation
facilities stimulated, labor leader? o-- i
ganized conjointly with repress* itivc
employers for the effective enlistment'
the workmen in war service, s.-en- :
tine research promoted, the engineer-!
fng and medical professions mobilised ?
<>r war and the eoal industry organ-i
Ued for more effective production of j
Assistance also g!Vcn bv the
< <>un-Ml to the busiawa of the country in !
meeting changed conditions adayt !
?U, resources to war demands. The!
the State-s v. ere ?
i:ffor:.? of American women to a5t.s.
cK?f U!e W3r r?celve.J spt. !
? ?? *.Ur.i!jn tiom the council which
Provides mesne for concentrating their
energies .rftctivcly. k ,r }
i.im;iiTv Moron lk.vds
?' ' nCraft.. P"d?*? I
, report. "states that
Ue Uc.n ot prcv.ous American exper
? <? in haitj,. plane construction led
to the adoption to a large ?ron, ?f I
trT*'o uV',,0p*d in lhc *HU-J ,-Junf!
country llIul Eupt resulted ,n h' !
Motor' > a* Jhc *l?ib?riv
t<ir,s>tructed an.? -vitv, i,'t
!r,f ZtiTT"1? lhat 11 1^|
w!th Anwricar. ""Ut^ "Eduction !
nun shop method!-:.
-Manufacturing resource* or m '
country were; uei ' l!;e ,
tyre of itri i *" 10 t'*,i m?"Ufa'-- '
or airplanes, the . I
adopted being that 0f r^^nV rl^"? '
O" relatively frU. l.'-hlv , mainl>';
tnanifestlv c a i> ? ? * Ca"l*cd and;
ruthcr than Tcattirinr'5l^'i9hmen,? I
Manes nn<\ r^parate part- ?1^11.f?r
Urge, number of small feho^ " ' a
'ompetime bidding betu^.. tlw
"'""Itions Noam, which .VotCl] ?
?' ir|ng-house; particularlv for u.'1..
? ' ' involve materials in "in,'.,\ ,
national fhortage existed ui
manufacturinc ?.*ci1|1Ick w,r. in-uffi' '
ct'-nt the board has directed Effort " to 1
develop new faoillt.cs. t0
?I" < ommiitee on uupplio*-- v.v n,,
\ the allotment
Indu ir.e- r"rn,S throughout the
n>. n." and' tho .* ?,nnUon of w,^dle.
between ise ""b'nP f>f competition
enable tf" tr"1 "Wlnnsni.,. has
..... ' ^""'"'nt to mnke .?h
t< \ Mle- :*V ng*. ,n "S "?"??? t
-vtile.. l.iodf.tuir>; and leather.
onT*IN* iimv matk?,al? ?
AT m dsts st,,,, itKiirri ,??>
The re port of the comm-ttee on ,
und ,neta*
A' nXea;;rsor,iy ,r> ,k ??
ri'lrra'.f In obtaining
r>';\ substantiaj priOC rc.
Z Tn :ilh? trad,J f,itfturb;ince of
, Wiihoui the ),g;<,
'ar~eiv i, -1 " prlor,t-v' 't has been
ftnU1 'n man>* ^
Jeeurl ^?UtPU' in "'rh as to
V,., lhc Prrat?n general benefit
Without any power save that of Mm
vat# h'i'?!' lli? hrou?ht 'f'Ccla!Ued prl
arid fUrct ' '"''''^y into ,r,imediare
and (fret ';o.operation vlth a well
ordered Federal tytlim.' "
Fifty Thousand
Heal Slacfa er$
Ten Men in Each District Es
caped Service, the
Figures Show.
WASHINGTON, January 4.?Fifty
thousand real slackers In the United
Mates 13 Provost-Marshal-Genera I
Crowder a estlmato In his report to
Secretary Baker. That calculation
supposes that ten men in each reels
tration district have cscapcd service
!h * ?"* a?"* CUU5l,t- ?n?' a fow more
than 16.000 have boon idcritillcd. and a
few more than 2.000 have been prose
t^'frr lh?WS that ?"S ??rraan?
Kc have b?(n accepted for
:;rV^G n ;,lc -^'on.l Army. ,\ Jt?a\
Of 14.161 enemy aliens was accepted
rrilns Th' bCinC Austr,ttns or ?uh
wa?o J f?emy a,ien re*,8tration
?1iV 0t whom were
caled to produce the l?.j6i accepted
?"? a?"PU" . ??" oi
1? stimulating- the work of the
mHtee on coal production, the report
6 'sn'th inS Weck Qnd,n* January
hit? aver*r? d^i?y Production of
bituminous coal was 1.840.000 net ton
ot ?nthracitc coal. I'CS !80 rrn->, .
during the week ending Ap?i ??
the time of the creation of the com
mrttee on coal production, the ive-.T.
daily production of bituminous c--a 11, id
laM~ V 5rrOKS ,C>n's- Fr>?
i-.-V ,,roc*'uction progressively j
nous v i Um" ,?ar,y i;' bitumi'-!
ratcWi o^'a!# Cin~ produced at the
rate of l.$0..s?,4 tons per day. Mid an-!
thracite at tho rate of an,060 gross<
inUre'^*'' th? -re:itcsl output in the :
ou ? It1 r>' ?f thc COuI industrv-ani
Mitpj.. if maint.lined. 0;,f?cient to sup? '
P.. not only ton entire con I require-)
mwt. of this country. out would |
the e created a larg.> surplus to relieve
the coal shortage of the allied M?0nv!
^/OTrTrCr hoard has
? ud.cd and advised how commercial i
?v = \"lrhi rfd"?? noncwcntial ae- j
t.v.ties. The hoard's worl: rovered re- 1
turn., of unsold bread to bakeries.!
rr. * deliveries, wool conservation.!
tnd other neld.*.
i~he report of the committee or. trans- i
portation outlines the hlstorv of the I
(J.reeling organization for war pur- '
po.-es built up by t:.a railroad war!
board upon the special invitation of I
t.^e i-ounci! of National Defense. The !
ton mileage during: April. May ar.d '
Juno was 15.SOO.OOO.OOO ton miles '
which was 15 per cent more than it! I
the previous year. j
To er.onoiT.lre In trarT.c facilities pas-I
fenger trains making over 24.000.000'
mi't!. per year in t ie aggregate, had
a.ready been discontinued at the recom- :
mer daiion of the executive committee. j
r.irs. the report estimates, win result '<
in the sxvi:,g of 1.500.000 ions of coal
p.?r year, and has released C.OOO men ?
and a considerable number of engineers,
for other an.l more important service.
The committee o:? labor's report tellt. ?
>f the conference of organized labor j
representatives, a: whicn they stated i
?.-.eir unqualified allegiance to the re- !
public in any situatiot..
I.iter a resolution was adorted by'
the committee, approved by the coun
ell. declaring thite should be no de-,
parture from present standards in State !
laws or State rulings affecting labor.:
without a declaration by the council 1
that it is essential for national defense. ;
In discribir.g wc-H of special com-J
mittees. special mention i? made of that i
on ware?> and hours, which assisted in I
Incorporating in government contracts I
the standards tor waces and hours ai-|
ready established by Federal JesUla- i
The repot t says that ol* 4'-*S perrons
workire continually for tV.e council.'
only It.Ji were paid, the kicater part'
being clerks and stenographers, not |
countine a very large number of per
sons csvinif Part cf their time in and:
out of Washington.
Pirar-Paper ?Titiaeitu" of Vet>r*nka
C ontend Tli^y *re K;nemy 1
' & y A f .'?<>*? I h.f. e<l Prv.%5.)
O.MAHA, xcrs.. January 4.? Nebraska j
exemption hr*ards rcpor'ed to-dny that!
answers to drift quertinnnaire.M "how ;
thousands of CJerinixns, who have taken '
<MJt their ilr.-.t papera. and. under the |
Ntbra ku laws, have been voting fori
years, are claiming exemption from
arnr.y service on tne ground that they
are enemy ullcns. Krom one small
county alonv'.. 7S5 such answers have
been received from men who have been
vutinn regularly.
'? rank A. K.rui-dy. chairman of the
!-irst IMstrict Kxeniptton Hoard, de.
clared that "I/iterf.l |y, tht.ysands of
rtrst-t.ap'r voters are l:0w claiming
to l?e er.erny .iiier.fi and exempt from
military service."
'''n"1" ^>e?-k Manufaot urine as
I'ortr.MMe < arrie- Snark?
'* Other HuMitliiKn.
lir.T-. xt.-f-^y A'."r'rl&tf'l Pre*!). 1
iuE%JKJ^.N. ,N. January 4.?Fire
men. l nittd States tsoldiers and civil
Pans, i.ide.i by .V?>w york nrehoats and
.a.lroad tugs, brought a stubborn blaze
' ' control after a fight of several
hours in ill' heart of the induftrlal
/?V-, Pafa"elintr the govcrnrnent
cmtrolled wattr tront here to-day.
A an-story manufacturing plant,
containing paper and other mill sup.
owned by rh'- Oatti-McQuade
' "rnpany, was destroyed with an es
imati d property loss r.f }?f?0,000
Nun-rows small lires. caused by sparks
r^r:ed by ? forty-mile wind, v.cre
'tw by tf'? 'o'diers and citizens.
I About 1.000 soldiers guarded th<j di?>
':n,J ?'ivillans were called on for
Patrol duty. a number of firemen.
lr:omt by ?0ld. exhaustion and
smoke, were removed to hospitals.
HHnkrr Named ?rita4nr.
: ru?j:N?' t^KV" Jan,)ar.v <?Charles
&p Henderson, banker and at
torney at Elko. Nev.. w.s appointed
i need States Senator from Nevada to
.fill thc vacancy caused by the death of
Fr-nnclo G. Newlands. by Governor
Hoyle. The appointment la ad interim.
i?xt?ndlng till the general election in
Senator Chamberlain Offers Bill to
Croat Now Cabinet Mead
for War.
j Chairman of Military Committee
Says Such Post Would Cat Red
Tape aD<J Get at Heart of WlioJo
1 Situation.
mv AdROclittd Prcaa.l
WASHINGTON. January 4.?Katab
? llehment of a department of munitions
! under a new C'&binot head known as
! the secretary of munJtions is proposed
i in a bill introduced to-day by C'hair'
mm Chamberlain, of the Senute Mili
tary Committee, as a result of its in
, vestigatioti of war operation*.
The new department would operate
' during tho war and one year there
' after. The new secretary of munitions
i would httvo power under the Presl
! dent's diroction to control arms, am
| munition, food, clothing. equipment.
1 i en tape, transportation and any other
materials the President shall designate
: at. munitions of war.
Government bureaus, agencies and
1 fund*. necessary to a munition admln
[ istration would be transferred to the
i new department, which contemplatta
; control of naval Ha well ae army sup
j plies.
"The bill is intended to increase iimi
i expedite the supply of munitions of
war." said Senator Chamberlain. "One
great trouble, with the war establlsh
1 ment as disclosed by the investiga
tion has been a lack of co-ordination
and the seeming impossibility of get
ting rid of circuitous methods of doing
business. Until there can be co
ordination and methods more direct,
the United States will be groping in
ihe dark for many months before we
can place ourselves In proper lighting
"Thi? measure places all jurisdiction
over munitions of war. which is defined
at length In the bill?and covering
everything?In one person, known as
the secretary of munitions: subject to
the direction, of course, of the Presi
"It co-ordinates all of the bureaus,
cuts red tape, does away with useless
decisions, which had tended only to
hamper direct action, and guta to the
heart of the whole situation.
"I believe if Congress can see Its
way to the enactment of this measure,
and the proper man is placed at the
head of the department of munitions,
America will soon be occupying its
proper place at the battle front. It will
be noted that the .aeasure la only in
force during the continuance of the
war which brings !t into existence."
Another war bill introduced to-day
by Senator McKellar, of Tennessee, ac
a result of the committee's investiga
tion of the system of army supply pur
chasm*:. would abolish the advisory
committees of the Council of National
D6fcn.se and prohibit civilians from
cefving the government under the
existing practice of Jt a year. The
bill would amend the law creating the
c-uncil and permit the President to
appoint one advisory commission of
seven members to terve without com
Curtail* Mall Service.
PHILAD1?L?PH1A. January 4.?An
nouncement was made to-day by the
Pennsylvania llailroad that, on ac
count of Ico conditions in Chesapeake
Bay and Hampton Ftoads. It will, until
further notice, discontinue passenger,
mail and express btrvice by way of
the-New York. Philadelphia and No;
folk Railroad for points south of Cape
Charles. Va, This will mean the cut
ting off of service to Old Point and
ninuiM T?prn for Consc<iilu?,
WASHINGTON', January 4.?-Blame
for '.he congestion of railroad lines and
freight terminals to-day was placed by
Hobert S. Love.tt. director of priority.
on the taj< tyste.m instituted by the
railroads and the supply departments
of the army, navy and Shipping Uo:jr<i.
which gave preference in movement tu
all cars bearing official tags.
Mining Tmrn Face* Famine.
POTTS VI ma:, pa., January i.?This
city, built on ton of one of the richest
coy I bjfina in the world. sur
rounded by anthracite mines worklncr
full time and with one of the largest
i coal da; vl.'lcatlon yards, faces a fuel
famine The retail dealers arc unable
to obt'iin a sufficient supply of coal to
meet ti\e demand.
'I'o liny Fttriu I.oin Bond*.
WASHINGTON, January -..--Tho hill
authorizing the Treasury to buy >100.
i (<00,000 worth of (arm loan bonds this
| fiscal year and a similar amount next
j year was passed to-day by the Mouse,
j A similar in en sure already passed by
! the Senate would authorize the. pur
! chase of $100.000,000 worth this year
: only, atul only for the purpose of
financing the production of foodstuffs.
T|?pe? to See Kalner Win.
NKW HAVKN. CONN., January 4.?
Maximilian \ on Hoegen. a lawyer who
has at time.s attracted notice by pro
German utterances, returned his draft
I questionnaire to the draft board here,
i tt waa learned to-day, with "Deutssch
j land uber alles" written across it, and
j FtatlnK that lie has "an overwhelming
j detirc to see Germany victorious In the
i war," At one time lie claimed to be an
' agent of the German government and a
i representative of ihe former am*
j bnssador to Washington, Count von
Would Ktandirtfic* W?gn.
WASHINGTON, January 4.? Itcciting
?alleged demoralization of the labor
situation in the country because of high
j wages pa'd for government work,
' Senator Kinc, of Utah. ?o-day Intro
dt>c?d a rc.?oltiti"n proposing an lnvei?u
! gatlon by the S# nate. Labor Committee
j with ;? view to legislation standardising
I wag**. The resolution went over under
j tho rules.
Important Clmnac of Schedule
Norfolk nnil Western Hy.
Effective Sunday, January 6th, traln3
i 7 and 8 between Petersburg and Lynch
burg, and trains and 30 bet we.-n Nor.
! folk and Crewe, will be ditconltnued.
Connection for No. :s wilt leave lllob
' rnond 9:20 A. >f., instead of O:ft0 A. M.,
land connection for tsTo. IS will leave
niehmond 8:35 p. M., Instead of 0:35 l>.
i M.
Leave Blchmond for Norfolk fi;0S A.
1 M. an?J o:'>5 P. M., instead of <5:55 A. M.
'! and 4:00 p. >f. Cannon Rail trains for
I Norfolk le.uve as heretofore?3:00 A- M.,
and 3:00 P. M.
1 C. H. BOSIA5Y.
District Pausongcr Agent.
To Open New
Officers' Camp
Thousands of Men Qualified
Are to Be Advanced to
Commission Grades
WASHINGTON, January 4.?Prepara
tions aro complete (or tlio opening
Saturday of the third series of ofttccre'
training camps. From tho noncom
misaloncd and enlisted personnel of tho
regular army, the National Army and
tho National Guard, thero have been
drawn thousands of men whoso quali
fications, it Is thought, entitled them
to advancement Into the commissioned
grades. In addition, 3.500 candidate*
hava been selected from specified
schools and colleges, Including mili
tary training In the curriculum.
Enlisted men assigned to the schools
will be considered as on detachod ser
vice during the training course, and
will receive the pay and allowance of
their grade. College graduates as
signed to the camp? will be graded and
paid as tirst-clasa privates, will be re
quired to enlist for tho duration of
the war. and in event they full to win
commissions, will have to stay in ser
vice and finish their enlistment*.
Other* ?? Do Likewise Because ot Knel
famine Which (law City In
Its Grip.
I My Aejoclated Press. |
NCW YORK. January 4.?Refusal of
New Jersey fuel administrators to
day to permit truck loads of coal to
J be brought across tho Hudson River
I to New York on ferry boats, thereby
I cutting: off about 17 per ccnt of the
? city s supply, added another complioa
j tion to a fuel shortage semi-officially
characterized as desperate. Despite
concentrated cft'orts to relieve th<i
situation, the city to-day experienced
j Its worst distress since the extreme
j cold woathrr bepran a week ateo.
I Aside from continued widespread suf
I fering in the homes of rich and poor
, alike, so serious was the coal shortage
I that many lar^e ofllce buildings will
close to-morrow, according to Rcev-e
i. ^niey. i-ounty fuoj ariminiatrutor, un
liens supplies reach the city durinr
, tho nisrht. The Union Trust Companv
| and the New York Life Buildings
| closed to-day. and. lacking fre?h sup
plies ot fuel, he said, the Western
! l nlon. the Empire, tho Stewart. New
iiork Sun and Adams Express Build.
Mngs will close to-niorrow.
? Lse of the Pennsylvania tunnels un
? d'r the Hudson River to hasten coal
| mto the city has aided somewhat in
j Long JsWind.''alr'0*S ??d
The greatest problem again to.night
' 7** Vhve fr??*ing of coal-laden barges
from the packed Ice floes at tidewater
j points to pet them across to Manhat
tan and Brooklyn ?-hores. where the
task of cutting channels through th
nA. / l? h* filCe<1 a K?co?d time. A
fleet of government tugs battled all
-n r..-? l" uar a P*ssa8ro to the ice.
",h?res aft' r "umerouB harbor
.u?.a h*d been disabled |n the ,A-f,rK
t7aU /raft ce,uId "ot cvc? ?>e
ta,,tn to dry docks because of the ice.
; w.inMiin satiuday i*
rnoMisc or weathkh man
j 1\ ASHlNGTON, Januarv <. ">.*ot
joulte so cold to-night and warmer
Saturday," was to.day forecast of the
j Weather Bureau for much of the cold
j stricken eastern half of the United
States. Temperatures will rise slowly
^"svr,;sd,Mrk-",""1 ,he
The storm oft' the coast has moved
northward to tho vicinity of Nova
jScotia with greatly increased intensity
and caused gales along the coast.
! Tampa, pea., January i.?Tampa
J had heavy front last nigh?, with 31
I degrees. and freezing weather over,
apread rno.it of the State, Miami report- I
I ing 33; Port Myers, 3<; Eustir;. =3, and
j Jacksonville. ?<. As December and;
j November were cold months, the citrus
I trees were dormant and little damage
has been done by the week of cold j
weather. Truck has suffered in tome
: sect lonr.
; Ask* lie peal o? Supertax Law.
WASHINGTON, January 4.?A peti
tion signed by President Walter Smith,
of Philadelphia, and other members of
I the American Bar Association, cabling
j attention to what they term the. un
j fairness of the supertax on professional
I Incomes provided tn the war revenue
'bill, and asking for the repeal of this!
! section, was presented to the Senate
i to-day by Senator Smoot arid referred
j to the Finance Committee.
Sis Die in Wreck.
I MONTR ISA I,. January 4.?Six parsons
were killed and sixteen injured in a
'collision ut Dorva) station ??.p the Ca
i nadian Pacific Railway to-night.
Kelp the
Government and
Buy Thrift Stamps
Our oervice ta free.
Everybody must do
their best. Tho out
look is full of hope.
Conserve your money
and 6pen<l only what
you are obliged. Let
the rest earu interest
with 116.
One Hollar starts an
Real Estate,
Two Coaches Carrying Government
Forces to Concentration Camp
ISadly Wrecked.
Passengers on Norfolk and Western
Railroad Hurled to the Car Floors
l>y Impart, Potting Many Into St.
Vincent's Hospital.
[By A?aocl?ted Pre?3.}
NORFOLK, VA.', January 4.?Sixteen
| men, a majority of whom were govern
rnent employees, were Injured when an
engine with two coaches carrying gov.
ernment forces to the concentration
depot plant at Port Lock, Va., ran
into a light engine standing on the
main line of the Norfolk and Western
In the Port Lock yard this morning at
7:50 o'clock.
All of tho Injured wero brought to
Norfolk on passenger train No. 16 that
j was inbound and happened to be pass
! ing Port Lock at tho time, and were
! rushed to St. Vincent's Hospital. While
! it is said that nono of the men were
fatally hurt, it is believed that E. E.
Parker, one of government employees
living In Berkley Ward, was inter
nally injured.
When entering the yards at Port
Ixjck, the ongine. in charge of Engineer
A. K. Fontress, smashed into the en
gine th&t was standing on the main
line. The passengers were thrown to
the floor and against the c&ets in the
cars, and sixteen wero so badly Injured
that it was nccessary to send them to
tho hospital for medical treatment.
Noses were broken, heads and face?
bad'.v brulr.ed end some were injured
about tho body. While a majority of
tho msn in Uio ttro coaches wero gov
ernment employees, a few were in the
crr.ploy of the Norfolk and Western.
Ul?(l)it;uiiihtd I'rrnch Vlaltnr* Will He i
in ItulHftli on lOtb of
Junior) .
(Special to The Tlmes-Disp:Uch.]
It ALE lOH. N. C., January i.?Gov
ernor L?i?:kctt called together to-day '
i a group of a dozen citizens to confer j
j with the council of Slate relative to
I tho entertainment of the French high
| commission, headed by Marquis Je Bo- |
lipnac, that will visit North Carolina,
stepping at Raleigh on January 1C.
Tho Chamber of Commerce is taking
action for the entertainment of the
commissioners. Tnere will be one or
more luncheons and other social fea
I tures of entertainment. A mass.meet
ing in the city auditorium to hear
the visitors discuss the world war sit
[ uatlon will be arranged.
I The Governor and council of State:
| have accepted from Richard Billings,
of New York, a gift of $46,000 tn tfrst
? mortgage bond?; of the Llkin and AH?s
? ghany Railroad, in which the State
j is a ?:tr^?: stockholder This puts the
! State In mu -h better position to main
'tain tho railr-iad property in t*\e re ?
i ceivershlp adjustment that ia in pro
I ee:-s.
! A special military committee, r.on
j sisting of Major P. A. Macon, Adjutant
I Oenentl Young. Major J. C. Bessant.
j Major Thomas Stringficld and Major
J. J. Bernard, is in session here to
i adjust a number of pending military
i matter*, including a set of roguia
; tions for the government of the reserve
militia companies that are bein? or
I gani::ed in the Stati.
. _
| (Special to The Times-Dispatch.1
DANVJLLE. VA., January 4.??Wll
! Ham F. Taylor, a telegrapher, is in a
I serious condition at hi? home as re
| suit of swallowing bichloride of rner
j cury on Thursday afternoon. His doc
tor says that he has a fighting chance
! to live. Taylor, who is married and
i middle-aged, went to a hotel and
j swallowed five tablets. Later he took
i a car and went to his home. in North
| Danville, where he announced what
I he had done. A physician was prompt
i ly called, but it Is yet to<> early to
i nay whether th* measures taken were
i successful. Taylor ha? been in ill
i health for several years. Recently hy
j underwent an operation.
ftimS fi CtarYourSkin
i I mi vSawYM|rHa|r
U I I ImW 0lr.tm?Tt25wd50c
Montague Mfg.Co.
S. W. Corner Tenth and Main Nti,
German Allen Held hy Department mt
.lootIce When Mi*|w Of City
Are Kunnd.
BUFKAI/O, N. Y.. January 4.?Su?*
pectcd of having been implicated la
the arson plot which resulted In the
deutructive tiro at Norfolk, Va.. Wed
nesday. a German alien, giving his
namo as Richard H. Batouu, thirty-two,
member of tho crew of an interned Ger
man liner, whs arrested late to-day by
Department of Justice officials. When
taken Ilatouu had n complete set of
tnapa of Norfolk in his possession.
Mr*. Hamilton Ask* Divorce.
PHILADELPHIA. January 4.?Mr?.
Elizabeth Proctor Hamilton, of thi:?
city, lilcd suit for divorce to-day from
Arthur Gould Hamilton, a nephew of
Mrs. Gcorye Gould. Tlio Grounds for
the suit ure desertion and cruel and
"barbarous" treatment. Mrs. Hamilton
In the daughter of Mrs. E. K. Lincoln,
the wife of a film producer of New
K Not so much a
case of nerves as a
case of Underwear.
51 If lie had on our All
Wool, or Silk and Wool,
Porous-Knit, Union or
Two-Piece S u it, the
draught would not have
so got under his skin, as
it were.
To-day Is a good time to
cover your nerves and
your body with our sooth
ing, warm, satisfactory
<T All good sorts are here.
Pajamas, too, in that
comfortable French flan
r House Coats.
- ?] Bath Robes.
Dance Music?the Finest
in the World on the
New Edison?
If you enjoy dancing
at home, call and hear
some of the latest dance
records on the Edison.
Then you'll appreciate
what it means to have
this entertainer in your
Easy terms allowed.
C. B. HAYNES (5*?*
Urftle Sam'* men cordially invited.
Breakfast from 7 to f. Dinner,
to -:40. Supper, i>:iO to 7:at?
Fifth street, \e?r Main.
! During the temporary absence of
I Colonel Joseph Bidgood, Secretary of
! the Sailors, Soldiers and Marines Club,
conducted by the Brotherhood of St.
Andrew. I will act In place.
Parties wishing to communicate 'srith
me for Blue Ridge Water, will pleas*
phone Randolph 3751.
A Builder of
The Savings Account is the pillar of the
It is the Savings Account that founds the
It is the Savings Account that tides the home
over the rough places; that comes to the rescue
when the wage earner is temporarily out of
work; that holds the family together, and as
sures security and peace of mind.
The Savings Department of this company
offers you unexcelled facilities for saving.
Seventh and
Main Streets.

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