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l*,T|MtS DISV4TCH sjrviCE fCAC
Coalition Government Has
Great Majority in
Liberal Leader Beaten After 32
Years as Member From
East Fife.
Luhorite Leader and Associate, Philip
Siinwdeii, Snowed Under?Women
Candidates Generally Lost*.
I By Asnoclated Press. I
LONDON', December ?Tin; broad
features of the electloh results an
nounced to-day are the sweeping tri
umph of the Lloyd George coalition, the
complete rout of the Asqulthians, th?
pacifists and (he women candidates.
..Hud, perhaps most significant of all.
I th<; victory of tins Sinn Felners ail
Jalong the line.
fhat the coalition government would
f br. victorious had been a foregone con
i elusion. despite the rumblings of ru
mor between the polling and the count
ing of the votes that labor Mould
make an unexpected showing. But
'.hat Lloyd George would command com
pletely an overwhelming majority in
the new hutiee in the proportion of
almost five to one had never been con
templated, even by the most sanguine
coalitionists. And since coalition, as
it now operates, is distinctly more
Conservative than Liberal in its com
position and tendencies, this result of
the lirst election under the extended
?'r.inohise and with the participation
of millions of women voters is most
Premier Lloyd George, with only
four results jot to be announced, has
??I ' seats for his coalition out of a
membership of 707. The Sinn Keiners
h.ivn elected seventy members and L.a
iibv apptoxtmatel> seventy-five.
? )f fourteen women candidates, only
one will be entitled to sit in the House
of ?-'ominous?namely, a Sinn I'einer,
Countess Mark lev ioz. who was elected
for .St: Patrick's Division of Dublin
city. Hut as the Sinn Feiners refuse
to ai? at Westminster. ,the House of
Commons will, as hitherto, be composed
entirely of males.
Ail the other women candidates, in
cluding many of the foremost in the
omen's movements, were rejected by
tliei- constituencies. Chrlstabel I'anU
liur-t came the nearest of those being
? .'.cud, being defeated only bv n nar
row majority by a Laborlte.
>iv\ swiiui'
I It 101, A M) AND GAIN SB A1S
Tiie Sinn Fein era, as expected, not
only swept Ireland, but gained their
"<s witli^ enormous majorities, leav
ing the Nationalist representation in
the new i'ariiamenl a bare seven mem
bers. John Dillon, the Nationalist
i?-..(ier. was defeated by K. De Valera.
Sinn Feiner, for East Mayo, by a ma
jority of over I.OOo. Joseph Devlin,
however, defeated De Valera for the
West Belfast seat.
A prominent feature of the polling
revealed by the count is the compara
tive smallness of the polls compared
with the registered number of electors.
It should also bo noted that the de
feat of the Asqulihlans. especially the
former ministers, in most cases can be
attributed in part to split votes in
three-cornered constituencies.
Not only lias no coalition minister
been defeated, but most of them were
re-elected b> extraordinary majorities.
For instance. Premier Lloyd Oeorge's
majority is about 12.U0U; Winston
Churchill's. IAndrew Bonar
Law's, 13.000.
Majorities well over 1 >,000 were quite
common among the coalitionists. t ?n
the other hand, the pacifists were ul
mosl in every case ignom in iously de
feated. The rejected candidates in this
group included Philip Snowdeti. Jam*s
Ramsay MacDonald, William C. Ander
son (Labor member for AtterclifTe l?i
vision of Sheffield*. Arthur Henderson,
the labor leader; Robert 1,. Outhwaite
< Liberal for Hanley), Frederick W.
lowett (Labor member for West Brad
ford). George Lnnsbury (former So
cialist member for the Bow and Brom
ley Division of Tower Hamlets), and
Charles P. Trdvelyan, former parlia
mentary secretary for education.
Among the surprises of the election
was the defeat of former Premier ,\?
quith. He is rejectefl in eompanv with
most of his ablest lieutenants, includ
ing Sir John Simson, former Home
Secretary; Reginald McKenna. former
Chancellor of the Kxchcquer; Walter
Kunciman. former president of the
Board of Trade; Herbert Samuel
former Postmaster-General; Charles F
Masterman, former chancellor of the
Duchy of Lancaster, and others.
Labor fared badly in the election*5
though better than the Asquithians
They had expected to elect at least 100
members, whereas they have only ap
proximately. seventy-rive, of whom ten
are coalitionists. lOven this, however
is a much larger representation than
labor had in the old Parliament.
Mnn y of Hi* CI one.si Friend* llnd For
gotten It Won Ills lllrth
dny Anniversary.
WASHINGTON'. December 28.? Pres
ident Wilson to-day received cables of
congratulations from some of his close
advisers in Washington, although it
was not generally recalled, even among
many of his closest friends that it was
his birthday.
Secretaries Daniels and Baker ca
bled him, but arst withholding the texts
of their messages until they receive
his response. Secretary Redtieh)
cabled: "Happiest congratulations."
Director-General of Railroads McAdoo
in the course of a business cablegram
several days ago said: "Accept con
gratulations on birthday."
Secretory linker Undecided Whether to
Abandon Teniiex*ee or Went Vlr
glnin Project.
(By Associated Press. I
WASHINGTON. December 2S.?Secre
tary Baker said to-day that no decision
had been reached as lo which of the
two big powder plants now under con
struction would be. retained by the War
Department. They are located at Nash
ville, Tenn.. and Chariest on, W. Va.,
and Mr. Raker said lhat Just now it
would seem w isc t?? keep one of them.
Tbronirh tlie Advertising Column*
of ihe modern newspaper you can send
uj-ntir sales message to Ihousamls that
?kiirrwDe you would he unable to
?n.'h. Mow (h the time to consider
? in 1910 advertising plans.
The Mother Tongue
On the Allied Front
n?nder* aomrtimes liuw man*
"molhrr toi.gtir*" wfrr npoken
nuione the allied forces tlint licked
the (irrinanN Into Hulimlnnliin. Krom
every vomer of thr enrth nunc dif
ferent nn I lonn 111 lm or tribesmen lo
tuke pari In thr frnj. Mud ?|i?krK
n?e.? for every UiiRuuKr rrprrKei.tr<1
talked toRrtlirr II \iould have nlven
rUo lo Moundn llkr unto tl.ut ?lilcli
attended I lie Inilldlnp of llultrl'a
lo^Tcr. .Sometlnm tlir Mmner
f outturn nrre ronfimlnK, mad at
otl.em danReroim. lirrai.Mr u little
*rJ*?.U.P defending; it llnlson
*hrll holr apoke liarllc they ?rrr
inlxiakrn for ti*ermn tin In thr dark
nrns nnd came nrnr lo death nt thr
hand* of their own comrndm, Itend
thr Ntorj- an Donald McKrnxir trlli
ll In to-morrorr'n TImim-Dlnpn Ich.
AT SI 05,001,000,000
Dwputy Stern, in French <'haiuhcrs,
Places .Allies Share at $1 OJI,
Also Calls Attention to Itepori of
Former German Minister of Fi
nance Kstiinating Nation's Annual
Revenue at SI0,000,000,000.
1'AItlS, Dcccinbcr 2S. ? l.?eputy .Stern
in tin* Chamber to-day estimated the
total cost of tlii; war to all nations at
S75.oO'.?rC'00,090 francs ? $ 1 ".0,000.00f?.00?),
Of tin- total th" allies1 cost is 51S.G00.
000.000 francs (f lO^.COO.OOO.OOOi. lie es
Deputy Stern proposed a financial
league of nations to distribute annual
charges of l'S.000,000,000 francs
300.000,000). so that the taxpayers <,f
the ??i kt nations?Fran eft, Kngland. the
United states and Italy?would pav th*
same amount of taxes, with th* small
er nations paying proportionate
The speaker further suggested i
bond issue amortising in twenty vears.
and to be guaranteed by the tnernher
nations, railroads and uthcr tangible
properties which j he league wout.O
seize and operate in .as.- of default.
T.ie deputy said Germany's share*- of
the payments should be left to the
peace conference, lie drew attention!
however, to a statement bv 1 Ilelf
rericn. former German Minister of Fi
nance in 1'Jl" estimating German v's
annual revenue at $ 10.OOO.ObO.OOO.
O'i Arrival at Flying Field He
Announces Will Make Re
turn Trip Monday.
MIX IJOI.A. N". Y., December ^S.?Sen
ator \\ esley J,. Jones, of Washington,
arrived here to-duy in an airplane from
Washington. having made the trip in
three and a half hours, lit- was piloted
I by Lieutenant l-ogg in a Curtiss type
dual-control plane, which made o'nlv
one stop, at Philadelphia, to replenish
the gasoline supply.
Lieutenant Logg soared to a height
of 3,000 tect at times, and the ther
mometer in the plane registered as low
as la degrees below zero. Hut Sen
*'tor Jones declared he experienced no
discomfort, lor lie was dressed i:i the
i eg ii la t ion aviator's costume.
?V strong head wind retarded tlx
flight somewhat, but an average speed
oi l-'i miles an hour was mnintaiiied,
un" I'0? ,.H.aitl- The machine.
?as driven hv a Illspano motor
Itefore leaving the dying field here
tor .New ? oik, Senator Jones said Is.
j intends returning to Washington i.v
day* ? W Lieutenant l.ogg on Mr,,,-.
Trench Mortar I nit Due in Nr? Vurk
I liurfiday on Northern
I By Associated Pre** j
WASHINGTON, December -.-i ,
departurefrotn France of three ir-in?
Ports with more than r.'OOO troops in"
j eluding wounded and casuals w iV s -
nounced to-night by the War Depart
cember W'i M?!sonia mailed De
! eighth Division and ih? n .p'Bhly
and Twentv-sKh. Field n, \n
Thirty-fourth Division !??' ?f /'i'
wounded and casuals. K|,rk'
Being finished.
i , ^ AfciHINOTOX, December *'v *
ica's army of women k!iin?,- 7~. uir'
I not coase work witn ?i ' erv who did
: !
I ?
11fhfc -sa-dSv1"
! "?}CroM relief commissions "" ?f
More than 10.000.000 sweater,
SSol!r!irl^'ml wrisUels were
I Preceding tlie oV,e?rthrown,^nth,r^!:8
i ho' ai-r^s given"woo 1 enC^
fashioned bv the tirett fWSS?r,P':
thousands oi" wom/n Angers of
method of aiding to win the war. "ial
Was nor.. ?< Amherst, Vn., ??d Cirndn
nled I'ro.ii Klehn.ond
Di!,SS'ii^5n'(pr -8r
professor of phllosphy and poHUcal
economy at Purmnn DnOversity and ?i?i!
n i v e rsII y of Son t h Ca ro 11,! a Vl letl u
his home here to-night. Hf. wJ ' '
at Amherst. Va.. in 1854 01^^
graduate or Uichmond College and the
Southern MapOar Theological .ScmVlnry?
Otichmond-made Southern Beauty SIV
a wonderful car. No waiting for partx!
-? new features, now on disni-iv
KLINE KAU SAI.KS.-Adv, a,!,plaJ
President of Brown University
Honored by American
Holland's Minister Advocates Un
selfish Attitude Toward the
Philippine Islands.
Henry !:. Canine. president or
11 Li.ivcriiity, was yesterday elect
! ed president of the American lico
"< "in: Association, it. sifcsjoii here.
Other olllcer.-t ted iir? as follows:
?'foriji! M. Itoberts, of Now York; Su
san M Kingsbury. of Hryn Mnwr, and
II It. Hatfield, president of tin- I'ni
verslty of California, vice-presidents:
Alijn A. \ oung. of Cornell University,
! secretary and treasurer, lienry C. Tay
lor. of the University of Wisconsin,
and M. 11. P.cbir.S'ir., of Chicago. were
elected member.-, of the executive coin
mi t tee. Tins committee wlii laief se
lect the convention city for 10U,'. p.
is believed thai Lexington, Kv? will b
rit<;ics oi'io.N-Dooit imm.k v
KOIt TUB I'llII.Il'I'l m:s
J. r ' 'rcinf-r. minister from Holland
]" nlteU .States, in an address
,ast niy.it. urge'.! that the United .States
adopt tile open-doom polic} With re
a t d to tin- I #h i i ippi 111 d. Air, i/retner,
w!io has been twice a member ot the
Dut.h Parliament and once Foreign
?>e.retarv, was mven a heartv reeeii
He declired that the open-door pro
vails in ail of the Dutch colonies The
colonial policy ot tit?? Netherlands was
at first simply for the benefit of the
mother count.-y, but with the corning
of new id* as selfishness was thrown
Into the ills.-aid and th* markets of the
? ?olon opened to the world. One
reason for tiie adoption of this policy
was the fad that Holland, being a
small nation. emisdeted it too great
a tusk to alone develop colonial pos
sesions whi. ii were sixty times as
large .i.< the mother country. The re
sults have been benelloial. he said, to
..'1 concerned antl have given Holland
ta<* good will of other nations and this
Mood will has been a greater safeguard
than great lleets or armies.
in urging t!i'' open-door for the Phil
ippines. .Mr. i r tiler .-aid that lie knew
<?' one great nation which, when a
'?Oiotiv. rebel led because of imp'jrt pre
ferential duties and whi-h held a cer
tain iim party on that account.
nmi.i.i \ vr adimikss nv
Wl 1.1,1 AM ( TI.HKKrsoV
l'recedliu* Mr. Cremer, William Cul
bertson, of the (.'lilted States Tariff
? -"OiTinilssion. mr.de an unusually bril
* liant addre.es on "The Open .Door as
a Colonial Policy."
"Having' but a fevV weeks ago trav
ele'i from the Argonne forest to
Kiieitns and having been in the Co
. thedral City %?hen the last Oertnan
shot was tired into it. lie was so niuch
impressed with the horror and desola
tion wrought l?y war that lie came
home with the firm determination to
do all that he ^ould to get the peace
conference to remove all possible causes
for conflict. Trade preferential, lie
declared, bred hatred and led to war
. and the peace conference, by providing
for the open door, could do much to
prevent future disasters.
lie regretted to say that, during a
visit i >k past summer to Italy, Great
Hritain and France he found states
men who wished their countries to
so into the conference with the design
of -.retting all that they could out of
i' for tiie part!eu'lar nation which they
represented. He declared that if the
soirit of liberality prevailed in the
disi/ussions t liei e would be an oppor
tunity for the solving of the great
trade problems. He believed that the
conference should embody in tiie
treaty as many general principles as
oossible. should establish a series of
international commissions anil should
provide for the reassembling of the
delegates at stated periods.
miim.n-:s i;<( i u.rrt ix
Discussing- the open door. .Mr. ?~"ul
"?itson said tat it was of immediate
importance, not onl> for this country,
bu. for the world. It does not imply:
? iee trade. !?_ s moly implies equalitv
in commercial treatment. The trei v
between Spain and the United State's
''""Hied for the open door in the
? nilippines lor a period of ten years.
s.lnco tl,e ffXPhtition of that period:
'* i..e eilI,al tariffs have been imposed.
?i. vl"er,c,,n Association for Agri- ,
ci Itural Legislation, which adjourned
i. ? y morning, will meet again on
i i j i!!n a!.'- These sessions will
i?e held in Baltimore.
Commissioner Itoyal Meeker, of the
tiLV-? plates Bureau of Labor Sta
i-'m' ^<'SI,',",lay ;<.(i{]ressed the Anieri*
n ret ird In'?' f,?r Ull,or ?'<???">?tion
.i lu.iMi to uorkinon y comiuwisation.
The first step in the future develop
ment of workmen's compensation, ac
cording to Mr. Meeker, is to secure Its
adoption in the ten States that have!
il01^. which, with the striking
t.\< eption of North Dakota and Mis
TV !? " ia1 "'l in U,e South. lie ad-!
\ oca ltd broadening compensation laws
.:i" especially rail-'
whoiiv My*CS' who u,v sli!' almost '
t ll?.at.1,V?1!mercv "r antiquated em-I
iiv*,??illabihty laws, aiul urged the
uimets.il adoption of exclusive State i
insurance funds, better medical care '
larger cash payments una a shorte
u.? o'VT ?(i wherever these are not
i| Io the highest standards. "I think:
thi. association has no more important!
function to perform," he said ??timi I
tl?'* ir,onfi,leI,meiU ol" thc ?ii'nds off
th< people generally on the iiece^sitv'
for including; all employees under com- >
puisation laws and the economv and'
; nu' d."',,Si y (,r exchisive Si'itc |
Members of the economic association
n ,e Al!!,Pr0;",trl yesterday morning ,
at the failure to arrive of Paul War
burg. United States Senator lini.?r?
L. Owen and Ilennen Jennings of the !
( nited States Hureau of Mines These'
were down for nane.-n -n>rf >>? ,
Their absence '"laV'e"exu"u 1
h?"e'rsUn!;e<J,,f0r "V ,lh? exceedingly
intei esting ji.iper of President Irvlnir
???"? '"fl'K WHh"i
ence to International Finance"
I'xsorxn to hasio i>oi,i,aii
OV VAI.UK OF lioi.l) j
Professor Kisher explained the the-1
ory of stabilizing thc dollar The nron- i
osltlon in brief is that gold helnir con
otflv^one Uorllal,llfr VMl,,e and being I
onlj one of many commodities it is
unsound to base the dollar oil this
meta . It is proposed that it he based
w hlch . ?CiVOr,a, h"n<lred conimodit les
which .lie in daily use.
Uo^o'lv n8, ',,"c?s?l"'t of the subject
Roger W. Habson, of the United States
Department of Labor, indorsed the plan
for stabilizing the dollar.
io 'V.r"?r^:t???ni n"1'1 lV:! l>r?sent dollar
is .1 fake dollar. He said thc plan
I*'"? the dollar on certain com mod.
Tk ns, ,/eas,ih|n as any >vs
tern. I he \\orhl s productivity since
the I'.uropean war started increased 20
per cent, but the purchasing power of
tne dollar dccrcased. contended the
(Continue^ on Second "Page.)
Most Serious Need of People Is
Clothing During Win
ter Months.
Hoover Reports Baltic States and
Poland. However, Arc in
Desperate Plight.
W A.SIIJ.\(il ON, | >ecember "S. ? A
ir. ill ion and a half Belgians no longer
join tin* free sown lines. 2.VOO.OOV Bel
gian children arc in hotter than nor
mal health anil the nation's gratitude
?or America s part in aiding her war
worn jjor.pio is so unbounded as to bo
embarrassing. according to a message
received b.?r.- from Herb it Hoover
by the commission for relief In Bel
gium. Belgium no longer ask:? charity
of the world. She will soon be able to
meet lit.- wants through her own
?? (Torts although there is a crying need
this wintet lor extra clothing sup
')( the entire food .'.nation in Ku
rope, Mr. lloovtr says:
"?My survey .,f Uiu rest of Kurope.
? he ll.i.lti,; states and Poland is no
complete, nut sufficient evidence is at
hand t.. show :l,at b. for- ne.M bar
*>.st leltc-t oi an unprecedented char
in,.*'. c' if the remain -
*i'?. l">l?ulation is to be maintained in
?m> semblance of health, and beyond
in- tinjnciai and transportation ar
rangements wnicii I am now negotiat
ing it is almost inevitable that our
liberallyUe 031,0,1 u',on to contribute
? In discussing the situation in Bel
gium. .Mr. Hoover said:
ilel8ian government has es
tablished ;? food administration, an.I t
?V.. J! .proolen,B nr.- being taken in
? ' ?nd just as rapidly as possible under
-? condMions. in the meantime t Is
j? Nfiable with sufficient money to buv
almost any kind ?f food In Rehiium
1 'M instance, meat is J- a pound. egB4
Supplies are ?fUer *-*50, 3 ?,OU1*'
ipins <iie. of course, available to
? f!"-' W'"J pay these prices
civu./i rti8!1 a" "''MK-arunce to th?
vnL fcrff t?^,8v'"-j,enry ?r
* " *^ ' U<11 O V r* I* ()()<*? iia< I (' t ! ^
population of Belgium to- lay 'in
income um it St u ? ? a,i
[?oveK ihat" tlie'' sli i|?nen t's of?fo^'b''
?'rought this , eonleUr, h ycar? ?'??
ordeal without irrem.rabb. Ji?n thcir
national h'>a/rii 'r,J,n,aaK0. l"
among cert- in ci-.Ji.^ 1,,ero exists
?"it continued suppliesu"(f,erfnulr't?o|>. |
rapidly rectify this The r/ U ?'} w'm
considerable snrei.i > lla-<! been a
ue .stamped out wifi nf this |
wovkim UViSS'.rSi.'r:
5,in .1,0
Ono.ooo Uelei-,i, ,.i,ni ?!l "f the l\
<}??-' "NeJV^f'u1e,uuros?Vll0,!,-!V<V b"e?
the whole world (lufln'i! .""'^''"de of
of occupation. u'ln*? the four years
furnisiud'' b'v Vh?S|il,]>!^nei.,ta''v meals
?nd the rnanv children^ .0m,."ission-i
which have been la -Ltd i .,s 111ti<'ns
i'ie magnificent , ^ ? supported bv
charity. these , ,T'nn,r of world:
through this period In a" , lV0 corn?
Perhaps even Unter ,?.f
I", tod. liecauve Af v.V .w.,u1!1 b? **"
response to iiie iimo-i!-.s re?dy
commission to ? tve rthe r'?He:"
tion of Belu in,,,'e future genera-,
of this result! a'V bc ',u,y
?The .S(M,V U,: ,N' "''KHATIO.V
price control 'of iile"^ amT't'!' '"ll "lc
toodstuffs will be !,, other native
few da vs. iV ... "I'^'^t'on in a
increase tlu v 1 ^ 'I "ecessary to
without enlarged ib.?n^i 'mpor,s a,,d
from the Arm': Van ^ la! as???ta?c,
<1 istribution Vr * 11 Covernmeni the
s.tiffs is iiow in ov'p, 'ood
M.rougi.out the lerritorj- " ',raetl< a'<>"
like ' '^ou.ood''personsU\!v'' ao.,nel.i,i??
and were dciu.ii.i?i.i were destitute
en.-rgy of the Belgian people getth ~
r?.V T.'.'.i - persons and it |s honed
liiat \/ithin another montli this will
be diminished to not n.
Ouu.Ooo. iiioi ( than I,
d urhuT a'n'.H^ , '"Tr "? textiles'
r\'.,u^ . I'''1-o-l of four years, ex cent
? i, 1 Is underclad and
lie one dli.?ctlon in which tlo i?".
arr nee" of charitable heln is
i.i large clothing supplies to the '"om*
uission for Itelief (? Belgium There
th it?winUnr o!iyi?f Hec'?u'l-hand clothing
M^SraUt.^S ^
some Individual Belgian. *ut ?r
"M'V l*'l'KTI|i;it < 'IIA It IT V
Mii:ni:i) is ri.?TiiixV;
Ail Belgian officials and henri?
committees are in agreement that n<?i '
u.um does ?ot want further rhari v '
i.M.s r ^?rltl 1?J,<>Pt immediate sup.'
selflreliance^and self-suiHcienoy' 0f Th?
durh!k *t 11e^i? ^ ' r''c r',r ,hoir s'alvation
an!1 etnIbjTirrassine!' *The" lie 1??!-V?11'?1'
?i"o,ri?for 'Belief^,'! Belriun? conli^"1
as_jhct vehicle for^he lm|)ort 'offi
(Continued on Second Page.) !
American Army Gets
Nine Million Marks
' '?>' Asuoointeil Pr^ss. j
< Olll.i:\y;. Drcrruber as.
million ntiirkn nrrlvcrt liere vmlrr
Io'm':"": "rr.I,,? trt 'urued o";
" nr,,nv authorities
,7, ' ??ernrn.iy'n pnyrnent lo
uard Hie exiteiiKr.H of (he nrtnv of
IcVven"the""\ ' ""i ,irrinnn" ?<?" hnve
?iV?. !u American*. In ne<ordn,,ee
nltli the terrriN of the nrmlMtl?<>
4r?;tin0.tMHl marks. nrn.li.ilee.
The money hns been trnnnported
hj Anierlcrin motor truck nnd Ity
rnln-..'n "rv<,rnl Inntuuee* Home of
the nilllloiin urrr alilpited from Her
lln !?>? trnln under KUttrd nf tier
miin noldifrN nnd trnnM|M?riorl to iho
neutral ??nr, where It won turned
over lo the American*, who enrrled
the money to tohleoK. The monet
hii* been plneeil In \niiltN near
American hendqiinrtern. u here
American Noldlern Riinrrf it eontlnu
ouwl y#
lL^ ....
*> *
President Wilson Tells Lloyd George
Just a Few Jokes Made in America
ll\ WILLIAM J. Ill Tl.i:i(.
LONDON, DrccniluT Us,? During;
llir Rionirnliiu.'i runlrrfin'r* ?vitli
Premier l.loid (.rorcr uml l-'orcljtn
Minister itnlfuur ypxlcrrtn? Presi
dent W ilxon, i| transpire*. fount!
time (o "crack" ll fen joke* uml
Morion* Tlic Premier ncvcral times
ivnn Nff ii <41 lie cmnulM'il with
laughter in the ii(lirrivl?r staid and
solemn ufllccx nl III Downing Slrfrt
o\cr llu- "Pre*>'s" inimitable iicRrn
dlulri I nml Irisli liriigue **rlli t U- U -
Most of i lio lii'ivliUkrrril Jokri
ready for (lie xcrnp heap In Amer
ica nrr emiipurulively nrw here. uml
urn the President'* nld-tliner ciln
cernlnK the Western Indinn nliu en
listed to "make the world unfe for
the lie in iter ii tie party" not a hearty
Tlie President** newest one come*
straight from the Irrnchen In
Krntiee. Ilere ll Is:
\n \ inrrU-nn general noticed that
no surl of deference ivnx |iaid to Ills
rank, mi lie asked n gentry for the
reusiiti. 'I'Jie cool reply nnm "Oli,
nc do not take nny spccial notice
ItrcutiHo ?r know you fellow*."
Iliirini; the iiiiveliln? .of tlic por
trait of tieortre WnililiiKtun pre
sented to tlie Itrltlsli coveimiient l>>
Lord and Lady Albr-marle, tlie Pres
Ideat recalled the story of another
portrait of Washington at Mount
\ernon. The artist had been un
tilile to entch tlie e\|irex?lon find
the lire of nnlmatloii desired until
by accident a pair of horse* was
brnocht to Washington for hint to
piiiclin.te. When the price nn?
nnmei) it ?yhi mo astounding; thut
the lather of IiIh country blazed up
ultli furj unil indlpiuit ion, ho that
tlie painter. nbn ?n? preiieut.
caught the vrry expression of tire
he desired.
"There I* complete agreement vlic
tneen (?rent llrituin and the I nited
Stnies i>n all peace problems," Pre
mier Lloyd ttcorjee tolil American
cuirrnpundenlfi, whom he recelveil
at hi* residence noon after.
The I'rime Minister added that
everythiriR nlTeiMlnst the peace sit
uation hail lieen icnnc Into al the
conference* with President WlUun
and there hud been no dispute*.
Foreign Minister llalfour told the
correspondent* the President's vle.it
bail lieen "productive of vn*t cood.''
Mr. Ilnlfour em i Unsifted thai com
plete unity rvlM* between America
and t.reat llritnin.
Premier Lloyil (ienr^e told the
ticnspaper men that the tiiNlu peace
plank* had been discussed Willi
President W ll*oti and that a prac
tical nsreemcnt concerning them
had been reached.
Secretary of Stale l<an.siiiK Will Have
CliarRo of International haw
Henry While Will He Commission's
"Field Man"?General Bliss Will
Look After Military Matters?Wil
son Coming Home in February.
PARIS, December ?S.?The American
peace commission has tentatively de
cided upon a division of work among'
ilie members during the coming Inter
allied sessions of the peace conference
The. allocation of official duties id as
follows: ? ?
Secretary of State Lansing will be
ilie recipient of all questions on sub
jects pertaining' to internal ions! law
in addition to his regular business as
? of the live peace commissioners.
I'ulonci E. M. House for tlie period
the President's stay in Europe will
occupy a sort of "buffer" position be
tween tli** President and the'siates
nien of Europe. When the President
leaves for the United States, presum
ably the first week of February, the
j colonel will, of course, continue to
act a.-> his personal spokesman, both
: in the meetings of the American com
mission and tiie meetings of the com
mission with other groups at the peace
con t'e re nee.
Henry White will have the role of
i "field man" for the commission because
' of his long career as a diplomat and
i I*i*- intimato knowledge of European
I affairs.
, General llliss will see to matters' o."
a military aspect as well as whatever
; subjects the commission may assign
; U? him.
It is the belief of the commission
I that much duplication will be sived
and greater results obtained through a
! definite division >>" its work. The pro
.Tarn outlined above is one reached h.v
1 the American plenipotentiaries during
the tirsl week on tile ground here.
In preparation for the work ahead.
? the commission has begun to call upon
: a corps of experts who accompanied
the mission to Europe and who are
housed in the Hotel (Villon with worlc
i i:ig quarters in adjoining buildings.
The variety of subjects on which the
; Americans will receive expert advice
is amazing.
The league of nations and the free
dom of the sens will be the two out
; standing subjects at the coming peace
1 conference.
; Apart from these two problems the
[ .American delegates are storing up
j knowledge regarding the German col
onies. the Dardanelles. Japanese oecu
, nation of the German possessions in the
; I*ar Mast. tne Albanian question, the
j Russian situation and dozens of other
? subjects which will play a part in the
Sr ere I n ry linker Siijk Captured Gun*
Will He #rr:iiiK|iorted Krotn
I Ry Associated Press. I
WAS 11 INGTON. December US. All
war material captured by the American
army will be brought home, Mr. Maker
said'to-day. to be disposed of as Con
gress may direct. The equipment in
cludes more than 1.400 guns and trench
mortars taken in action, and thousands
of machine guns and rifles.
Various proposals for distribution of
tiie captured material have been made.
It lias been suggested that it be divided
among I he Slates in proportion to their
quotas in the army, but on this plan
Mr. Rake.* declined to express an opin
Surgeon-General'* Office lleporl* Sev
ern! t'unlonmenlM Without Any
CiiNe* of Dinerfc. '
Illy AHsorlnteU Press. 1 \
W ASI11NGTON, December i .in
fluenza is again definitely on \ Io
dine in army camps. A detailed y >rt
on health conditions of troops ItK be
United States, issued to-day byV.ie
surgeon-general's office, did not show
a single cise in several of the larger
ramps for the week ended Decem
ber -.v.
\r? < nMnef Will lie l-'ormed l>jr l>r,
l,lejikiieeh?, the Itndlcnl Lead
er, In Itepnrt.
AMSTKfir>A.M. December L'S.? The
Ebert government has fallen, the
K'reuse '/eitung announces.
A cabinet will be formed by Dr. Karl
Liehk necht, the radical leader. llorr
l.edebour, one of his chief lieutenants,
and Kichorn, who at last accounts was
I civilian commander of Berlin.
\\ hen Yon Wnnf n Clnnnlflrd
Ad* ertlxemenl
that will reach the buying public of
Richmond and Virginia. telephone
Randolph 1, or, bring It to The Times
(Questioning of Locality of Supply
Contracts Prevents Payments
to Foreign l'owers.
Ninety Per Cent of Orders Were
Placed Through llritisli, the United
States Having Virtually No Direct
Dealings With Contractors.
WASHINGTON*, December 2S.? Dip
lomatic diflkutilies confront the United
States government as a result of tho
Comptroller of the Treasury's recent
ruling questioning the legality of formal
supply contracts let by the War De
partment. Tho international eompU
i-attjns arise from the comptroller's de
cision preventing payment of money
oa agreements made with foreign gov
Tiii.s angle of the war contract tangle
was revealed to-day when Secretary
Halver and other officials of the War
Department appeared before the Housu
Rules Committee to urge a special ruTe
to allow immediate consideration by
the House of the Dent bill giving the
?Secretary of War authority to adjust
tho claims. Opposition developing- in
some quarter*, it was feared, would
prevent the measure from being taken
u r>.
Following to-day's hearing the com
mittee decided to report out a special
rule for Thursday, January 2. when it
i- expected h quorum of members will
l>c back after the holiday recess. The
special rule would allow four hours of
debate evenly divided between t i?
Democrats and Republicans. Ii is
hoped to pass the bill that day.
Ninetj per cent of the contracts for
supplies ordered in England, the com
mittee was told, were let through the
British government. The United States
had virtually no direct dealings with
private contractors. The British gov
ernment distributed the orders among
government-controlled and private fac
Under these conditions the contracts
of necessity had to be informal. Sec
retary Baker complained, formal con
tracts with a foreign government could
not be entered into except by means
of a treaty.
SUM OF $20,552,000
/{ic/imond Federal Reserve
If a nl: Over sit hsc ri hos
(Jtiola of Series.
Secretary of the Treasury Class an
nounced through the Richmond Federal
Reserve Bank last night .hat the sec
ond be weekly offering of Treasury cer
tiorates of indebtedness in pursuance
of the program for financing the cur
rent necessities of the government had
been oversubscribed.
The minimum amount offered was
$500.000.000 and the total subscriptions
aggregate $572,494,000. Every district
but one exceeded its quota. The re
sults by Federal reserve districts, ar
ranged in the order of the percentage
of subscription of their quotas, are as
Minneapolis ...$ 17.300,000 $ 22,26&.OOA
70.000.000 S3.1.89.500
1 4.600.000
t htcago
New York
San Francisco
At lant a
St. l.ouis ...
Boston ....
Kansas City
Totals $500,000,000 $572,494,000
Included I" 'he subscriptions report
ed by the Federal Reserve Bank of
New York is one of $15,000,000 made
by the Japanese government. This
purchase of Treasury cert locates is one
among vrrious Methods directly or in
directly used by the Japanese govern
ment to keep witV.in bounds exchange
rates betveen the two countries during
the | .ist three years or more. The
Treasury understands that further
transactions of a similar kind on the
part of the Japanese government will
be made as funds become available.
Hejeet Political l.nbor Party.
NKW YORK. December 28.?The ex
ecutive council of the American Feder
ation of I^abor. at a special session
here to-day rejected a proposal calling
for the formation of n national poli
tical labor party, but voted to semi
delegates to the International labor
conference to he held at Versailles next
Worm-Drive Motor Trucks. The truck
that rcIH l?y comparison. Numerous
satisfied owners; I to 6-ton modola.
KJljio 'Kar Sales.?Adv.
Delivers Speech in Answer
to Address Presented
by Lord Mayor.
Visit to British Capital Ends
* Without Any Jarring
> f.jo
Hearers Kike Statement That Allies
Are Agreed on Main
LON LIO.V, December -S.?President
Wilson made his last public appearance
in l.sp<lon to-day. Olllcials of the city .
oT London presented him with an ad
dross of welcome in the ancient Guild
hail. where other f:.mous Americans. .
in ?iudiriff General Grant and former
President Koosevelt, have been re
I reived. Afterward he was the gii.est
at luncheon in the Egyptian llall
i of Mansion House, where many Amer
icans have partaken of the famed nl
uermauic turtle soup.
The drive from Buckingham Palace
, and return was witnessed by immense
! crowds. There was plenty of vii
' thuslasm abroad, but it hardly reached
the same volume as that which at
! tended the President's entry into LOn
; don on Thursday.
! Announcement of the results of the
{general election was somewhat of, a
1 counterattractlon to-day.
I Beneath tne surface of the formali
ties at the Mansion House an unusual
| episode of ltumiMv interest was rippling
?part happy, part tragic.
Premier Lloyd George, who sat near
: the President, was learning that the
I voters had renewed his lease of power .
l?v heavier majorities. ?
j II. H. Asqulth. his one-time chief,
! and rival of to-day was seated nearly
. and heard that his political caregf^oi
I more than thirty years had been halted.
The day's oilietal events wcrov<jot
' limited to the two functions ift "the
loitj. The President received
I sprite to various delegations which pre
< seated addresses at the American ern
i hassy, and to-night he dined at'fhe
j Premier's residence in Downing Street,
j with the members of the Cabinet. **
After the dinner he entrained for
Carlisle, where to-morrow he will visit
1 his mother's birthplace. On Monday
1 u.- will be in Manchester, the great
commercial city. The President will
make an orat'on in the Free Trade
ll;;!l at Manchester and another speech
at a luncheon.
The visit to London lias passed With
out any jarring note or discussion of
precedents and rank like that which
! attended President Grant's visit Tn
i is;7. j. r
The President has not heard that the
police took away red flags from a feiv
women of foreign appearance in tao
crowds in the streets of London. The
' President has gone abroad in London
unattended by American Secret Ser
vice men. .
Tne President's two speeches, that at
? Guildhall, a formal oration having as
! its text that the world is eager for a
lasting peace of justice and right, and
i that at the Mansion House, of mellow
er tone, were not disappointing to lx>n
doners. That is saying much, as the
President's prestige as an orator had
j awakened high expectations.
It was clear that his auditors/ un.i
' bracing the words of ollicialdort. Mi
nance and business, whatever their' po
litical mind, were single-minded ~in
: their interest in the President's words.
The same may be said of the graat'or
audience throughout the country. N"o
public utterances in Great Britain,
apart from those of English statesmen
j which were landmarks in the progress
; of the war. have commanded such
; prominence In the newspapers.
The phrase from the President's
: speech at the. state banquet at Buck
ingham Palace?"there is a great ttdo
| running in the hearts of men"?had al
ready gripped the headlines of the.pa
pers and pervaded their editorial ;coi
; limns.
.111 I'll I'OUI' AXD
Amid a blaze of red and ermine and
blue state robes, wigs and gowns, and
in the presence of almost e\ery nota
ble in the British empire. President
and Mrs. Wilson were formally wel
! corned to the city of London to-day. ?
The reception was held in historic
! Guildhall, whose walls date back to the
! fourteenth century. The Lord Mayor
and Aldermen of the city of London
1 were the hosts of the occasion.
Standing beside the magnificent
, Lord Mayor's chair, facing 1,000 dls
I tinguished Englishmen. President Wil
son made the most important address
i since he began his overseas Journey.
I When, after speaking of the prolonged
I conferences with the statesmen of
j l-'rance. England and Italy, he said,
I "We have already accepted the same
i body of principles," the audience bur*t
. into a tumult of cheers.
The English people probably never
gave such a reception to an>- ruler,
j King or commoner. The scene wtt))i.n
, the beautiful Guildhall seemed to some
Americans to present almost barbaric
! splendor.
The interior of the hall, arched like
; a medieval cathedral, was lined with
I statues of great Englishmen. The City
toast master, dud In the brilliant rObo
of his otlice. and possessing a voice like
a bull of Bashan, announced all dis
tinguished guests as they entered arid
made their way to the platform aoross
one en?l of the hall, under the great
I stained glass windows.
I The Lord Mayor, clad In a red and
, gold gown, was llanked by the mace
I hearer and the sword bearer, both-'ln
gold robes with great fur hats. By
I his side stood the Lady Mayoress, as
he received the arrivals.
The right side of the rostrum:
banked with the burly figures of jpf
don's Aldermen, each clad In rtsuu
scarlet robes. Below along the aiafft
were the City Councilors In blu<v
gold robes, each with a wand llwf'
Jointed fishing rod. which . they Hf.lM
as the honored arrivals p?n*ed. f
were powdered wig# everywbfrre- A

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