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for the guests of honor at the
rd Mayor's left were soon filled.
j?r., AMONG KAItl.V AHltlVAl.S
'?"*-'Amonf the early arrivals were Pre
mier Lloyd George and Foreign Minis
ter Balfour. President Wilson's chief
? Sir J lis h codeliberators. and their wives.
jq i Then came Field Marshal Sir I'oug
niT: Hale and Colonel Wnistvii Spencer
.Churchill. They were followed by Yis
'l tiunt Heading. the Archbishop of Can
v, V^rburv. Lord Curson. Chancellor of
- thtt Exchequer lionar Uiw, Ex-Premier
?{JV*<qutth. General Kotha. of Transvaal
Jaincj and all who arc kimwn and
! Hjvered by every son of lirituin.
Mr. Wilson wore a morning suit.
\fhloh was much in contrast wivli the
^Tspbrate flow i ng robes ?>f the Lord
???Mrs. Wilson was dressed in a dark
^lue velvet suit with purple trim
mings. and on her fur hat was a pur
pip plume.
i\ gold no.\
Then followed the solemn presenta
rHon-of the address of welcome and its
grid I'ox to President Wilson. The
afl(M*ess was read by Hie Lord Mayor,
t /Absolute silence fell over the audi
ence as President Wilson arose to
apeak. He seemed as much at rase as
if he were addressinK a class at
F/inceton. He spoke clearly. Every
was heard in every part of the
tistf.'' The speech was cheered at al
hjVst every paragraph.
/:Premier Lloyd George. Mr. Balfour.
/A'iscount Heading and Field Marshal
i/llaiff"were seen to pay the closest at
f/CjLfntion t-> every word the President
Aiapoke. but it is apparently bad form
3 Al It0!"** for high dignitaries to applaud.
i( T &>r beyond an occasional hand pat all
tjiese high oflicials remained wholly
* vi uiiexpressive.
? \ At the conclusion of the President's I
? 1 <tiddress the laud .Mayor dismissed the
> v audience, and thank. >1 (he President
1 t .... .1 LI. ?
eeeption the
Lord Mayor
**>> ' si
? lily part of wh it
great tody of circum
* and his wife. After the
Wilsons lunched with tin
.of the Mansion House.
The ohiest observer in the Guildhall
declared no reception ev. r ie
rded any dignitary there a nproaclied
*? Vln?l.y an,fl V'1,n,n'" t)iat which
aj ' res id en t s appearance and
5, address which followed*,
v>-.T\ Procession from Unci; ingliam
Palace to the Guildhall was through a
crowd that cheered continuous) v
,*"? . 'he President left Guildhall
?ft?r his address the crowd in the vard
tooK up the cheers that had been eclio
irisgvvithin the building. The President.
wiJi Mrs. Wilson, entered their car
JTIHpc. and as they drove through t n?
lanes of boisterous and hat and iini.d
kerchief waving throngs, some one ;>i ,
posed three cheers for Wilson " Tnev
were given with such a will that the
J i.sidenl smile J delightedly an,I r w
and bowed again and again.
J SI'KKlll AT Gl 11.1)11 .v I.I.
J The text of President Wilson's speech
5 . i,: the Guildhall this afternoon was
J | ? follows:
> Mr. Lord Mayor.?Wc have come
| ? Upon times when ceremonies like this
| ve a new significance, which most
, ?rmpresscs ine as I stand here. The
> which I have Just h ard 1"
. l.ZLGCne?USM Spaciously ron
ctned. and the delightful accent of
! ,n il Se?ms like a part of
I HSvunT l<J,"se' whi'" ^ now
> , r/ lv *)0 hoard. I thai i
; clijt.nffultfhcd !u?!.r.~ has noen . onftrr-t-J
'??V')0n ni<! by tiiis reception. and I heir
! in m\^e J'?a "Sir ?"',l associates
*^ k7!ou tiia.11'"1--11'1 ?M'preclution. but
' f' mav c.-lli :
^ ?: iitcis.
I do not believe that it was fanev '
?? "!>*, ',arl 'hat I heard in the voice
fVU welcome uttered in the streets o'
r-ar- KrcHI and in the streets of
^W^?mC,VUn,T nmre ? Personal
elcomc. It seemed to nie that I he-n<i
he voice of OIlf. peoph, spejikintj to
another people and it was'a vo.ee in
which one could distinguish a singular
.combination of emotions. There was
i .\'"re tl1" t,eei' srateftilness that
V-1 'ifbtinc was over. There was the
pride that th< fighting had been such
There was that sort
?:, I ffra 'tude that the nations engaged
produced such men as the soldier"
Great Britain and of the I'nited
and of France and of Italv?
,l!'2r' .uh;xv,; prowess and achievements
they had witnessed with rising adrni
to cu'lrnfnaifonn,OVttl fr?m cul'?lnation j
It, [he cohn/cCious^H.r? ha'-'1 n* CUsIn,!,"
is not jet done, tfie consclousnev? thitt
^ L'i0V;'-,.rtSt-s up0" ?,hL,r-s to that
gw those li\es were not lost in vain
1 .pLsUh;.r?h?%,?^V?
W, ,ho Pl^sure of being present ,
^ session of the French A. ademv wU',.
t.ie.v admitted Marshal .loffr. i,', tin r
membership. That sturdy, serene ^'.1
??' Stood and uttered, not the word
POriumph, but the Mtnt.le words ,,'f
^1ff''ition for his soldiers and the con
Kg yietIon which he summed i '|, i ?!n'
^ tence. which I will not rv'a v,^":
^2 '? 'luotc, but rf :>rodui e :i, t? I'"
1 l?;it Frame must alwavi r'J*
al/ lh<! sma" ?"d w.-alt"
? m>?T ENsrni: Tnn MIMI
W* "That is u,,OM? 'NM
E? thought that somethh.Krn!l:V,V,,t ,'h';
ft';, now only to make ih. n.??
m* ?that, of course but t ' : ,
settlements rem Ire, - J. I-" ""
served and that honor . ,d i.A.V
vailn Jri ,>lr wnr;,, A till Vs I
conversed with the soldier' I h-,v T
O'ore and more aware :hat 11 ev r'
?n ?id ?M,r . ??>
?'? v<"l?-s;
? t&'xlriS- """v'?
l-atchfuiness and n. . . J'-:i'<>ns
Infests wh?oh.n^hSiVhT*w"!T,n^;;f
Oth*r, hut 4i wimOr .iL.tins*
It ha? been delightful in t. ..
^renc^x with the lead"" ,.r v, ,'"r rof"
ernment to lirid !,ou r,,v*
Along exactly the sanle 1 V'"'"'1
e9Ur thought was a 1 w ,?v- tV , t ? ]\!'w
to the pearr w.i;
'?Pt:a^e, not the itern? . f "j"
items would he wor;'hle/ .U|P
Stood hack thetii"- ss. ,h"r?
t of power for the- ,,,.^7 '" :''
,That is the m .st i^c,r r Z' ?? 'I'"
??"Whe'n In thr wor/i'h U''U
(fj a league'of naHoii's^u ', lj1'" u'?UKb?
^oriBidercfi p.? th?- int,.r ' i 1(1 1 ? f?11>?
of a eloaeteil #.iu.U?! j/ ^^
OI,e of ,h"?< :hi't'i .? 1
/?ght to chara terize by h.' r V-7 ; \ .,Y ;?S
a uni\ ersit v man I'l.'.v.' -i '
Wed. n wa, ^id'to 'C
Mt tnat in itself were ?. . . n> . as
(n-apinethlng that me'n ( ? !''!"",a,'i
Ubout, but never get v, ,1 'b!nk
the practical l/adTng ,m ' u wK
world determined to get A. of u,c
pVrpose has ever been
tho world before i?,
th*refo.r**. gentlemen, th.i
with those who ret>rc- i
^ater to get at the bu-n.V' . i 1 aM
the soDtonces down ' \i,d tbil't \vrl1'
particularly hannv that' Yi., ' ;,rn
cleared and that founda*?.'n^^uV''i"*1#
we have already ac!.',<1
?Mdy of principles. ThoVe i r , ^.a'.n?
?*Jte clearly and definitely .-t.oum I, , ^
to make their am.M "'K 11 M.iteij
turbing questions quiet,,j (V,
Ireaxe agalniit p^a!-,, silen.Vli V, al
>-?.ru ?.?v im.
?- "Tf'ft
'.tear hav.
union of
witnessed in
you wonder,
' in common
1 >"u l a ni
Humorist Says He Looks Clear-Cut, Decisive and Au
thoritative, and Believes France Will Get
Left Bank of Rhine.
PARIS. Oecembcr -S.?While await
ing a definite declaration from Presi
dent Wilson regarding his peace pro
gram. each French party attempts to
(Iraw comfort from the utterances of
.? general character which constitute
tus declarations made thus far. Never
was the scripture more strained into
support of the different dogmata than
President AVilson's supposed attitude
concerning the various issues.
An example of this is the way the
question of intervention in Russia is
being discussed here. Gustave Herve,
who favors a military expedition to
crush tlie I.tolsheviki, writes:
"Only one hope remains, namely,
Wilson, who would not refuse aiding:
t lie youny Russian democracy, which
needs his help against the Holshevikl."
On the same day the editor of Popu
laire, t lie extreme Socialist nrpan,
which opposes interference in Russia,
writes, after taking credit for the
allies' changes of plans:
"Happily we had with us certain
principles with which it is dangerous
t" juggle. l have often said that
Wilson's fourteen points gave us a
powerful arsenal of arguments, but
now proof lias been furnished."
A humorist in l.e Journal writes:
"Some notice that Wilson looks clear
cut. d< cisive and authoritative. Those
are confronted, and conclude that we
shall get the left bunk of the Rhine.
"Others find Wilson looks tender,
dreamy and melancholy. These pro
claim confidently that beyond doubt
this man will not l>e quiet until he
has given us a league of nations, a
human republic, fraternal and purelv
Among the anguishing enigmas
fronting Europeans is the Wilson
Is it too pacific or does it favor
it now. not merely by conquest of
ariiis, but by agreement of mind.
It was this incomparably great ob
ject that brought me overseas. It has
"e\vr before been deemed excusable for
a President of tin- United state* to
leave the territory of the United
Slates, but I know that I have the
support of the judgment of rnv col
< agues in the government o'f the I
t nit I'd States in saying that it was |
my para mount dbty to turn away evon I
from the imperative tasks at home to I
lend such counsel and aid as I could
to this great, may I not say final, en
terprise of humanity."
I'll RSI l?K\T M\Ki:s It UUCP
In his speech this afternoon at the
l.ord .Mayor's luncheon at Mansion
llo.ise, President Wilson said:
"Mr 1-ord .Mayor, Your Royal lligh
ii' -.. \ our Orace. ladies and gentle
"You have again made. ,me feel, sir,
tiie very wonderful and generous wel
come of this great city, and you iiave
reminded me of what has perhaps be
come one of the habits of my life.
"You have said that I have broken
all precedents in coming across the
ocean to join in the counsels of the
peace conference, but I think those who
have been associated with me in Wash
ington will testify that that is noth
ing surprising. I said to the members
of the press In Washington one even
ing that one of the things that had
inien sled me most since I lived in
Washington was that every time 1 did
anything perfectly natural" it was said
to be unprecedented.
"It was perfectly natural to break
tin:; precedent; natural because the de
mand for intimate conference took
precedence over every other duty. And.
after all. tlie breaking of precedents,
though this may sound strange doc
trine in Kngland, Is the most sensible
thing to do. The harness of precedent
is sometimes a very sad and harassing
"In this case the hreaking of pre
cedent js sensible for a reason that is
\* i\ pre i lily illustrated in a remark
attributed to Charles I.nmh. One even
in;,' m a company of his friends they
were discussing a person who was not
Pi esent, and Lumb said, in his hesitate
ing manner:
1 bate that fellow.* 'Why ('hn rles'
one of his friends said, *1 did" not know
t hat you knew him.' "Oh,' lit? said. *1.
I. 1 d-don t. l can i h-hate a man I
Wll.l. I'llliVKNT IIATItKI)
And perhaps that simple and at
ti.ietive remark may furnish a secret
for cordial international relationship.
\\ lien wo know one another we can
not liati; one another.
"I have been very much Interested
before coming here to see what sort of
a person 1 was expected to be. So far
sis I ii niak?? out, I was ?,xpcct?,(l lo
tie a perfei.-tij bloodless thinking ma
chine whereas I am perfectly aware
, ' have in ine all the insurgent
??Jeinen i a of the human race. I am
soinei Hues, by ri'i.nin (>f long S'cotcb
I radit ion. able to keep these instincts
in restraint. The stern covennnter tra
dition that is behind me sends many
an iclio down the years. It is not only
di.igent ly to pursue business, but also
to seek this sort 'if comradeship, that
I feel it is a privilege to have como
across th#* seas and. in the welcome
that you have accordcd Mrs. Wilson and
Hie, you have made us feel that com
panionship was accessible to us in the
most delightful and enjoyable form.
"I thank you sincerely for this wel
come. sir. and am very happy to Join
in a love feast which is all the more
enioyrible because there is behind ii a
ground of tragical suffering. Our
sp lits are released from the darkness
o! the Clouds that at . :.e time seemed
to nave settled upon the world in a
? Vi ' 01,1,1 l"' dispersed.
I'e stifiei ings of your own people,
the sufterings of the people of J'rance
and the infinite suffering of the people
of l.elmum; the whisper of grief that
Im en blown all through the world
is now silent and the sun of hope seems
to sprca- Its rays and to change the
? arm with a new prospect of happi
ness So, our joy |m ?il the more ele
vated because we know that our spirits
a.e now lifted out of that valley."
ti:.\ iv iionou
or silts, wu.sov
An event not on the prepared pro
t'f.'e'rr.,"" W'!l ''< ? ?' "'clock this
?< fti.rnoon by Mrs l.loyd Oeorge in
?resid. V.i Mr>i Wi,so"- "? which the
i lesiderit was present
Koi.don, fireat Rritain and. in facl.
all I . urope lay . Woodrow Wilson's
' upon Ins sixty-second birthday
iiiling b'"I as the great lender of the
maker. ,,"mocr:,e?r ?'?? ?'? the peace
wm!" Vr?"n,0<1 ,h" ''resident
with books and heartily wished him
man. happy leturns.
? hi King also presented scarf nitm
'?;?"?>.* ... Admiral
dent's; Ii 1, members of the Presl
and maid ??"> ?e?ro valet
third dTv V,"11 r "ri Wilson's
li.,,11 , Whioh nlso w.,.<
that i i \V permissible to state
mat the American chief executive Is
i"7c..n'f'e,' .W,U| rr"ul?" "f
.lis f .."fe'enres xC, 11, Rrltalfi's leading
? i1""1 Uml ho '?'"ves for <\ir.
isle the home of his grandfather, in
the happiest frame of mind.
,1 ' .1''rrhi.,,''nt -"".v.second birth
miree.r,'.- iV ,row"'" <??>' i" bis
...... . ' " roHtJ earlier than
rnnsiiM'.XT w* 11,1, visi'i*
''A It I.lS|,|-; ON Si I J.M> AY
Mv Preat. 1
1 -I'n tifli rt I- ? I<A N 11, Oecemher
at rived !??<?' ru \ i ,s "*5'"?'led t.,
... , ?' arlisle about f ;ti> ?YI ?< n
by ? h * M orir"IK i H" W1M Kre.,te
??> ?h,
Ocnt.nl pjr.y will thJn go to 'the
] reprisals? Is his nose turned right J
I or loft? Did ho smile more at the I
? patriotic league or nt tlie labor fed
eration? Does the colore of his neck- i
! *'e give a clue lo the future peace '
j treaty? Moses himself when descend- I
j ing from Sinai was not more anxious- i
! -V. wntched by Israel. Never was a
i King's speech from the throne awaited I
; more quiveringly."
The debate in the chamber of Dep- !
uties which began yesterday afternoon I
I deserves the closest watching, because
it will determine who will represent 1
France at the peace conference and fix I
France's general attitude at Versailles, i
The Clemenceau Cabinet, which is a
ono-inan power, assumed control riur- i
| ing the most dillicult period last vear.
? falling heir to every defect of ihe'prc-1
vious governments, and carries as its j
I main asset the prestige of having been
instrumental in instituting a French
general as supreme commander of the
allied and American forces, which I
helped materially in winning the war.
| Hut this is a time when unified mil
! itarv command, vital as it was so long !
I as hostilities lasted, is less important. '
| F eace problems have replaced war!
j measures.
The opposition to Clemenceau cen
i ters in the Socialist partv, which has
never supported him. The Socialists I
! bear an irreconcilable grudge against *
j the "Tiger" for antilabor acts.
j The heaviest guns of the opposition i
I have been spiked by the government's'
. renunciation of intervention in Russia. I
? However, there remains a series of,
I other weighty complaints, including:
1. France's general foreign policy. I
~. Delay in the .demobilization oft
the French army.
i Faulty provisioning of the re- ?
deemed regions.
i 4. The tremendously high cost of!
I Crown and Miter Hotel to be shown!
recorils bearing on the associations of
his grandfather, the Kev. Mr. Wood
row \v:th the town.
The President will then visit the!
house where his grandfather lived ami
: will attend a brief service in the
! Lowther Street Congregational Church.
He will then return to the hotel. He
will sign the freeman's roll of the city
j and an engrossed copy of the resolu
I lion conferring on him the freedom
ot the city will ??? forwarded later to:
| liim in n casket.
IlKMiir.M DIOFI.IlIt Kl)
[By Associated Press. I
PARIS. December 28.?President
\\ 11 son s trip to Belgium, to include
a visit to Brussels as the guest of
King Albert, will probably be deferred'
to the end of January, it developed'
j to-day.
Dl BLIN. December 'JS.?Counters J
Markiewiez. one of the Sinn Fein I
leadorV, litis achieved the distinction of j
| being the lirst woman elected to the
j British Parliament, according to re-,
i turns received to-night. The countess!
j was arrested in <'onnection with tne
i Kaster rebellion, and was held in pris
1 on for some time.
NORFOLK. V.V. December L'S. \
! wireless message to-night from the
j wrecking tug Rescue reported that the
S,000-ton Creek steamer lOllin, which
went ashore during the storm of De
cember lfi off Currituck Inlet, had been
moved 150 feet nearer deep water. The
wreckers are confident, if tho weather
continues favorable, of floating the
ship Sunday or Monday.
LONDON. December ?8.?Under the
; hearting, "Sinn Fein, the New Front."
the Times publishes the following dis
I Ii from its Dublin correspondent
"Nearly forty meetings have been held
I in Ireland for the purpose of inviting
I President Wilson to visit that, conn -
I try."
NORFOLK, \ A.. December US.?Under
?. compromise agreement arranged by
i "''lY1 States Shipping Commissioner
f addison to-day. the crew of the Amer
ican steamer Kickapoo was paid off
and each man furnished with transpor
tation to Seattle. Wash. The men re
fused lo operate, the ship to New York.
LONDON, December L'8.? A prelimi
nary treaty of peace, to In* concludedj
much sooner than had been anticipated i
"noma to-night as a strong possibility |
1 President Wilson's conferences with
,the British statesmen are understood ,
j to have led to an agreement with un
expected swiftness and success.
j SAN' KKANUI8CO, December 2S. ? I
I Labor organizations witli a combined |
! membership of more tlian 1 have I
| elected delegates to the congress which j
will be held in Chicago on .lanuarv It
j to consider the case of Thomas .1. j
i Mooney. Kdward D. Nolati. secretary of
, the international Workers' Defense j
League, said in a statement to-night. [
i WASH INC.TON, December "v Legjs-i
, lation authorizing medals for members j
I of draft boai .Is and State officials who |
helped administer the selective service I
I w urged to-day by Secretary j
i Laker in a letter to <*hairman Dent, of
the House Military Committee.
, I IIICACM, December ^s. "Distorted '
t I'riM" propaganda" and "malicious I
i \v<tp Ul;i mod for th<* ro- ?
| ports of pogroms in Poland in a cable-j
I grain received to-day by John Smulski '
i president of the National Polish De
partment, from Ignace .1. Paderewski i
the^ noted musician.
Cifc.M-,\ A. December US.?The daugh- |
?7 , ?/ Leon Trotzky. the Bolshevik I
I '! i J rM ^!*r and Marine, and a \
I'oishoviK named l^wow Wcro Jirrost- '
i '"J* in VVarsaw yesterday. according to!
the I olish agency at Lausanne. Six j
; million marks were found in the apart- '
jinent. which they were occupying,
i _ Bf i.SrON. T>eeember JX. Henry C.
I Sawyer, director of the meat division i
or the Federal food adintnlstrat ion,
died to-day at the Charlesgate Hos
pital of pulmonary embolism, tie. was!
I fort\\ years old. Mr. Sawyer was a
? member of a Boston law firm and a
I profssor of law at Boston I'nlvcrsitv
SAN ANNA II, OA., December US.?
I Jour airplanes in cross-continent flight
'from San Diego. Cal., to Washington,
by way of Arcadia. Fla.. arrived in
Savannah this afternoon, and will leave
to-morrow morning for Lariglcv Field'
near Newport News. Va The machines
left San Diego December I.
i / 'jPHN'IIAiiH.V, December ;s. j]
| Litvinoff. the Kusslan Bolshevik min
! ister. lias arrived In Stockholm, ami
.announced that lus government has ap
plied to President Wilson to secure
peace for Russia.
FORT WuRTII, TF.X, December 2S
|?I ransfer from one airplane to
another in flight has been accom
plished at Barron Field here by Lieti
I tenant Omar Lock tear, of Forth Worth.
it was revealed to-day by lifilun of
! restrict ions on photographs her,- i.ock
lear ha* performed the feat several
times, a photographing plane accom
panying him.
LONDON. December l!K. Vessels lo
the number or 3.04.1, of Which f.TO were
llwhing boats and the balance mer
chant ships, were sunk during the war
i'V '?erniai submarines, the British
Marine Service Assoclat ion stated to
day. Fourteen thousand two hundred
seamen a mi fishermen lost their lives
Decorative Candles
All Colors
I Mace Cards anil Party Souvenirs
:i20 i:\st uraci:.
!j Mail <)nl?TH c;ivon Careful
I Attention.
Allies Harmonize Their Viewpoints
lOven on .Most. DiHictilt
guest ions.
Premier Clenieticcaiii Quoted us Say*
iiig His t'oiiferentes With Presi
dent and Col. House Has Brought
About Complete Understanding.
I By Ahsoclattil Press. 1
PARIS, December "8.?One of the 1
most prominent delegaes to the peace!
conference now in Pai ls said lo-dav I
that the exchanges of t/ic last few days
had resulted in an agreement on tho
principles of virtually all questions,
including the reconciling of different
viewpoints on the question of free
dom of the seas.
Premier Clenicnccau, it is reported,
has informed his intimate friends that
his threo conferences with President
\\ ilson and Colonel Mouse had resu't
ed in a complete understanding. As a
result or these reports peace delega
tion circles take a much more optim.s
tic view of the ouilook of the peace
congress than they did a week ago
-Members of the American delegation
attach signilieance to the President's
conferences with Premier Lloyd George
si lid Secretary Halfour and to his spccon
at Huckingham Palace last night.
(Continued from First Page.)
stniTs ;tini .-lothing only" for the "few
moti I hs until these functions can be
taken over by the government.
"It is u point of fact thai there has
been no Joss of life by starvation
among the 10,000.000 persons of i{?>i_
guiiii and Northern France. Poland
and Serbia, also undi r licrinan occupa
pation, have lost one-fourth of their
(Continued front First Page.)
speaker. Mr. Babson spoke, in piartT i
as follows:
"For thousands of years people.;
thought that the sun went around the'
world. At last this is no longer be- ?
lieved. Hut people still think that'
high prices are due to a scarcitv of
goods instead of to the depreciation
of ihe dollar.
pi hcuasix; i?o\vi:h of
"The real crime of plutocracy is not
that a few men to-day control the!
coal, iron, timber and other raw rna-'
ierinls. but that they control the pur- '
chasing power of the dollar with which i
\ou and 1 have to buy everything of
them. Moreover, they are continually 1
cutting down this purchasing power'
ny depreciating gold.
"Moreover, the people have trod the
tread-mill about as long <?s they will, j
I he masses will not be bled forever by
the. present 'fake' dollar. Kit her wo
must voluntarily change the fake'
dollar of to-day for a real dollar based
upon what We 'eat. wear and sleep,'
or else we will cncourage tho Bolshe- i
vikists to carry on their damnable
work until we have no dollars at all."
Mr. Hoyal Meeker, of Washington,;
spoke in advocacy of government in
surance. He lavored an automatic in
surance so that everybody would be
Protected. lie said that loo.ooo.noo
persons in America can he Insured for
what (he present policyholders In this
country are. paying under the competi
tive system.
GO 1,1) l,OSi:S IIAI.F OF
its i'unniAsi\(; I'nwKR
High prices will prevail until the
expansion of currency and credit re
sulting from the buying of war se
curities <>n credit has been eliminated
and until the volume of credit and
currencj has been reduced to an equal
ity with thi- needs of industry and
trade, declared A. P. Miller, a member
of the Federal Reserve Hoard,
Tested by price levels in the lead
In^ markets, gold has lost about one
half its purchasing power since the
beginning of the war in 1314, said Mr.
Miller. Hold as a standard of ex
change has fallen m its purchasing
power, lie said, because it has shared
the fate of paper currency from rising
prices which on a wholesale basis are
up about low per cent in the countries
whore the gold standard still obtains.
"??old will not recover its lost pur-'
chasing power until prices decline," j
Mr. Miller said. "Financial, credit and
business relationships which havol
been thrown into confusion by reason j
of the rise in prices will ,not be I
straightened out until Hie price sit-:
nation is rectified. Put the price sit
uation will not be reotilied until the]
expansion of our currency and credit;
attributable to the buying of war se-j
ctiritics mi credit has been eliminated, |
and the volume of credit and currency j
has once more been brought back to aj
normal economic volume?that is to!
say. a volume corresponding to the j
needs of industry and trade for the.
production and exchange of goods all
normal values."
ov t.ol.li .NOW, UK MAYS
The embargo laid by this country
during t lie war on gold shipments, Mr.
Miller said, should be lifted at the.
earliest practicable moment or "as
soon as our international financial re
lationships are such that we are no
longer under the necessity of taking
care of adverse balances of tho na
tions with which we have been asso
ciated in the war arising out of their
trade with neutral countries."
In the afternoon "price fixing" was
a live subject. Ceorge F. Warren, of
Cornell University, spoke on "Pur
poses of Price Fixing and Its Re
sult.-." lie declared that it was fun
damentally unsound to attempt lo hold
down prices, although he admitted that,
temporarily, it might be expedient. He
said that the peak of iho purchasing
power of a bushel of wheat was'
reached in Hil5. and this was the cause
Last Call to Start an Account
this year. I Jo not put
olf, join thi: ranks of
successful men and wo
men. You may lose your
position, sickness or
even death may come,
but your savings ac
count is the lirm friend
op Whose lide.lly you
may rely. So come
along ;t ml let n.s have
your account. Money
wasted brings no re
turn, your money with
us works while you
Loans made on Ileal
Ksta t e.
Safety deposit ItoXCS
for nut.
We send money to the
boys "over there" with
out charge,
"lie dollar starts an
Thirty years in busi
? ; ' ''??' ? _ Y>'\ l{t'.
of the great crop which was planted
that year. He expressed the
that price control has had little effect
on prices, but It had satisfied the de
sire of the consumer that something
be done. Something: had been done
nil the time, there was no doubt, but
there was also no doubt that the whole
matter had disgusted the farmer.
T. N". Carver, of Harvard Univer
sity, declared that he did not stand
unreservedly for a let-alone policy
or for unrestricted competition. The
chief agencies In holding man to mod
eration are his competitors and his
government. Few pricc-ilxing boards
had been either omniscient or free
from bias.
Lewis Cecil Gray, of the Georgo I'ea
body College for Teachers, discussed
the policies of the food administration,
and stated that his conclusion was that
price control had proved more effective
than was believed to be possible, lie
believed that prico-fixlng. within rea
sonable limits, could be practically car
ried out in peace times, one of the in
terest inp sessions yesterday was that
conducted Jointly by the economic as
sociation with tho American Sociolog
ist! Society. Charles 11. Cooley. of tho 1
University of Michigan, chairman of
the latter organization, presided. Pa
pers on this program were by J. M.
Clark, of the University of Chicago:
\V. F. Ogburn, of the University of
Washington, and Walter H. Hamilton,
of the War Labor Policies Hoard.
At ?ho Virginia Home Demonstra
tion Plant, at the Sixth Street Mar
ket. yesterday afternoon a reception
was given members of the American
Sociological Society. The guests were
shown the plant by Miss Maude JO.
Wallace, emergency home demonstra
tion agent in charge; Mrs. Hah W. Pol
hill. district urban supervisor; Miss
Mary T. Southern, assistant agent, and
Mrs. S. H. Hemiss, in charge of the
The following were among those
present: Dr. Marion Talbot. Univer
sity of Chicago; I>r. Sophoinisba IJreck
enridge. University of Chicago: Dr. Lu
cille Eaves, Boston: Miss Mary E.
Frayser, Virginia State Hoard of
Health: Margaret I). Robins, president
of the National Women's Trade Union
League of Chicago; Harry Van Kluck,
United States Department of l.abor:
Ethel Smith. National Federation of
I'Vderal Employees: \\*. F. Gephart,
Washington University; W. K. Camp.
North Carolina State College of ARri
culture; Guy C. Smith. Connecticut Ag
ricultural College: W. D. Hedrick,
Michigan College of Agriculture: II. H.
tlibbard. Wisconsin College of Agricul
t urc
Mr. WilNftn Will See for lllmnelf Juki
lloiv Gerinnnn Treated
PA HIS, December 2S.?President Wil
son will visit the devastated regions of
France before appearing at the peace
conference, it was learned to-day.
The news dissipates the fear here
that the President would not appreciate
the real havoe\)f war. The trip to the
MUFF.?Taken by mistake
at the Blues' Armory last
night, black fox muff, with
pair gray gloves on inside.
Reward. Boulevard 934-W.
war-wrecked region** will be made be
twi'cn the President's visits to Italy
ami Brussels. The Inspection may last
three or four iluys.
Mr. Wilson will Ko to the scenes of
the American fiithting llrst ami later
will visit the French front proper ami
part of the Kngllsh front.
Upon his return from Lomlon, the
President will rest here a few flays
I before going to Italy. Mr. Lansing's
two-day tour of the American front
has made a deep Impression on the
Secretary of Slate. He was visibly af
fected by the devastation and destruc
tion seen In the vicinity of Khelms,
Solssons, Chateau-Thierry and Kismet*.
New Itnlr Adopted lit llontun Is Kx
peeled 10 Iteduee liilliienr.ii
Kpldr m le.
, , Confer t'lllr.rniililp on Jew*.
BOSTON. MAS.. December 2S.-?Doc- BUCHAREST fvia Paris), December
tors, riurseg. dentists and barbers are j 2S.?Premier P.ratiano has proinuln ii
to be required to wear masks while at 1 e?l a law conferring citizenship on the
worklnclose proximity to inlluenza Jews in Itoumania.
patients. It was announced to-day by
Health Commissioner Woodward.
No general order Is contemplated ho
said, to compel the general public to
wear masks on the streets, Charts re
ceived from Washington ami Chicago"
where the masking order wns effective'
he said, indicated that the order was
little value in checking the spread of
tieorne II. White Demi.
I'll IDA DELPHI A. December
Cieorge II. White, a negro member o'
the Fifty-fifth and Fifty-sixth Con-'
Kress from North Carolina, died |ler?
to-?lay. He was slxty-slx years old 1
; and had been practicing law in I'tuia-.
i dolphla lor twelve years.
PcrnhlitK t?> Take Kent.
NICE. December L'S.?General Per
shing arrived here to-day. lie win
take a rest, remaining here over New
It Will
Save You
to get it now. Don't im
agine that because we
have an end to the war
that the price of wool is
going to drop. The call to
clothe the world is going
to be louder than ever, the
price can't be any lower
and the January sales
have been wiped off the
map as clean as the Hin
denburg Line.
Berry Suits and Overcoats at $30 to $60 are splen
did investments now.
Many new patterns and models have just come in.
Everything else men and boys wear.
Berry Coats for Girls and Misses.
Main at Eleventh.
The [oHey Ppmpanq
An Opportunity to Own a Piano or
Player-Piano at a Generous Saving!
T1IC IIBAVY Christmas buying completely cleared our floors of Pianos. In drawing upon
our reserve stocks in the warehouse, a group of instruments has been brought forward
which we have not displayed heretofore because of lack of floor-space, comprising?
A Limited Number of New Pianos and
Player-Pianos of Discontinued
Designs and Lines Which
Will Not Be Restocked
It is highly desirable to dispose of these instruments so as
to adjust our stocks as quickly as possible. In order to ac
complish this end, we have marked
Every Instrument in This Group
at a Large Reduction
Records That All Victrola
Owners Should Have
Kvory Victrnla-owner should have
a selection of the splendid Victor
Ked Seal Records, made by tho
world's Brent est artists. One never
tires of the kind of music ihey pro
We now have an excellent stock
of Hod Heal Records, including se
IIy Snphlf Hrrnlnn:
Carmen-Habanera ("Love Is Like
a Wood Rird) (64669). $1.00.
I'm A-Longlng fo' You (64747),
Chant Juif (Russian song)
(64478), $1.00.
Ily lOnrlro Cnruno:
Cavallerla Rustlcana (Turlddu's
Farewell), (88458), $3.00.
Goodbye (Tosti's) (88280), $3.00.
XjOut Chord (In Knglish) (8837S),
Ily Alnin GInrki
Hoheme ?Musotta Waltz (64560),
Carry Me Hack to Old Vlreinny
(74 1-JO), $1.50.
The Rosary (Violin, by Zimbalist).
(87237). $2.00.
liy John MrCnniiiirki
Asthore (7429'J), $1.50.
My Wild Irish Hose (64426), $1.
Oh, Moon of My Delight (74232),
Scores of others by these and
other famous artists. Come in and
let uh play them for you.
The Pianos are of dependable, well-known
makes. The Players arc standard, 88-note instru
Every instrument is NEW and in perfect playing condi
tion and is offered under the same broad guarantee?both of
the Corley Company and the maker?that accompanies the
sale of our regular stock instruments.
Those who have deferred the purchase of a Piano or
Player, feeling they could not afford a high-grade instrument
and not desiring one of doubtful quality, will welcome this
opportunity to gratify their longing for just the kind of an
instrument they want at a price easily within their reach.
The number of instruments is limited,
week for best selection.
Come early this
Easy payment terms arranged,
exchange as part payment.
Used Pianos accepted in
The House Tliat Made Richmond Musical.
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