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69TH YEAR UNSETTLED PRICE THREE C RICHMOND, VA., WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8,1919. ?TEN PAGES M'KATMF.R Interment of the Former President Will Be Marked by Simple Ceremonies. HE SELECTED THE PLOT IN VILLAGE CEMETERY Protestant Episcopal Service Will Be Read by Rector of Lit tle Country Church. 'J\\ FT JO ? ATTKM> I-TNKKAI, Urief Inscription ?n Casket (jives Only Name. and Dales or illrth and Death. ?J VKTi.- IJ ,Ji. Prenw. I S"w. riS lection In th" i . ,?VV" ?s' KM?.? ii?MVWchns . ???? Mule couMtryl\ h!jrc-h r he' hl,<5 worshiped with hla family ? jru-StH"1" !:l"ouu^1 win, ';rj:a,,,, HiLf of n . **,l4Y %v I * 11 t ho of ViL-e-I'-.'vt.i, , ,l l>"' presence ^*?v,Si r?Bsru!iw? "w y}rk^h!'"' I rk-inJuiiij, for Mr. re-established ...ore than a vea- ?' Senator Lodge aluj NJr uu'K|lt.s *; peeled K. arrlvo e-.riv rc .tiiii w i! >. .1 ?-?iri> to-morroiv -?S. ui^Ma7Ml0V^ 1111 ? BK 1\M IUI'TH>\ O.N KUilMKU l'JCi;siu|.;\T.s CASKKT , ? , ??>raier l'rcsld?ni'K bodv wis i.aocd to-night lor the ;l,ht u,?,. l'V1! 1 "UK ca?k?? Ml Which It will V h , , lo",norr?w to Christ Church )V:?r?-c"ockC,'V,CV,,, a,u l" "? '??? ? only a brier iaicl-iptlo^^^/'S? bi*hir?ih and?decauV """ ^ da,'Ja /"r-" ""f-3SS Kiii?rSr-E? ?sirt,. itooacvelt w.,.> WAUi to he ??>. ??am sea 1 dl"Crt ''""'i co,n" i?r VieiLciJ-ii v xT' hvtnts cunktl "<l" ? ..?a V s" A???uaceinent niav he :.r "?rr.i,r. r.fa ??K <* "'u'l'K ?" ?"?''i """Vu inII ti-,,"rr?T ?.ruv,ferin' ??'"" t'l; ri5""l , Jll., AND Ki :n >||-|. AUK lx ,,,lAN< I. s#5HB?5W? 5= SfSP*"8*8*' aasv&S Announcement was made n *!?,?.. !Sn,na.=r""=l,l1 "r n-mS'Si >~1 ."i. present to-morrow at the .river ^ li ve a n d *?u r?? ' v,?1e \?1M??-?nr?*en ta - Captain ?,lti Mi.H \r!h hK.ifl1'r,KU'0,Vl A> rr Tlicodorc lt oo.se vol 1 j 7^ MV 'kit ha I ij I \1 r *?? | i, | *#r, . V, h- <0?'les, Mr. and \lr ^ F: i llwiwvell :n,J Mlsa'.willJ 'Vjlfr'"'"" A contingent ol llon^h UiJer< who "leiWlii l"."lt'1' tl,e '-oloiiftl during the ijccuiiv MiaLv !lriV".'V,0'^ "u,se ??>"? will ^vlcc. nor runera 1 OV.S'IWH IIAV MOi a\?i wllose W'KA 'fo^ralm" :?r haa been that it was the home of The.. L.i rl<t V f?'",or I resident will be laid to roat to-morrow. Whih* ih? nation Is niournlnB the nassinK of i Ovs'ter"rv!v !h", K,k'f "f ",e l^fl'le ot .?Warded him ?,?rL' they friend. u "clirhbor and a ltoVo08VveHStMriVnKn tllV, "r lloral tribute's :urivedU'at"S sbt" ?SOn' Hill throughout the dav .,?i were 'wlthhol'lf ? 1 ot tiVe donnr.s Plnr.nl hoJiv"ltTimilyni|"C,e'i|t ? Iil" tlie children of the ? .i,o?inu l.ro,M t:io sons and dnutrhters nf V. \ Roosevelt llr vl srudicd " l? .?.(- <1()IoiV'1 days hef >re their f-ith,*r i.,?. 1 inlernaljonally. ' ",0 ?oied 11 was Colonel Roosevelt^ ,.?o(n,.. niri?tmLy ltoP,thel ffi'A ?? rBcl' ?-:uVh year heV.U ? OlS;^8/1',^!; ?.iul plfts for ? he i>u;>ils lim /? .i last Christmas nf his ilf? he wn* i . ing Roosevelt Mosp'tal and the nres" on s were distributed by faptnli, A vh " bald Roosevelt. Ii was these hoyVanlT /rirls who, contributing their neiinieR R-Iy florlKi fnnl] t0rS" wonl trt nn Cysier n'.A '2?f sen' io .Saramore Mm the tribute not i!i? i,.;lst welcome mVe?dRfh1C ??rn] Piroos ov"r II1 led the Roosevelt homestead that xvii * WIr?v%m for ,hom ??? %\ ll-li I*AII.mo |\ STI DIIOS \n ihnTW ? mimiohy All the students in Ovster H-iv schools will have a half holiday to morrow. A. I? Wll'Mnbnh ... i eln.il. in addroKsing them to-div 'i-'Vi them their lossons^would be suspend h t that Vh^toU.1<,J),:iy the streets, nut that they mlftht r>;iu?*? in revor noighbor.m0m V ?f t,,elr ^rohIhAltl Roosevelt received a cablegram to-day from I.leiitenant t olone! Theodore honaevelt. Jr.? my: (Continued on Socond"l'a?e;) I I OF LEAGUE OF NATIONS Special British Delegate and French Kepi-eseiitatirc Present Out lines of Their Plans. SI'l-XIA LISTS CO.MI'AKK DATA Bourgeois Idea Includes Compulsory Arbitration, itcstri 'lion of Rxces* *ive Armament and International Trihunal. Cross-Country Flyers ? Reach Mineola Field Ml.VKOl.A, X. V., .Jnitiuiry 7.?The distance IIIkHi between Snn Dlrcu, a I., tin tJ f JiIm place nni coiii|ili-iril ? > rimr tinny iilrplfnte* lute lii-Unj', tw , ,,r, *vr IiiivIiik been hour" ",r ,M" 'he llrwt plnur Iii n\viio|i ilnwii on field i>o. I id the llnxrllinrNl Field m?* piloted l? Major Alliert Ii. * 'deiitennnt I'yie %TI1H ,hc piiMHenKer. The oilier plnnea, ull of \tlileli nr. rived 11 Ii In half mi liour, liroiiKlit the following: Colonel Cnstle I Pilot). Meuteiinnl I'roetor t pns Mender) t Captain Uenyon f pilot), Serjeant Kriine < pnnneiiKer); l.leu tennnt Worthing! on t pilot), l.iru. tennrit KiniiN I |iiin?riiRcr). ??.. A." !'?? ,hr "'rinen lert for New ? ork ( Ity shortly nf(rr their nr. rl vn I. I Uy Associated l'rv?? ] PAitl>, January 7.?The return to liiri.s of President Wilson, the arrival of I^oril Hubert Cecil. the special dele gate of the British government on the Hay tie ot nations, and the presence ? lure of l4r- *?n Bourgeois, the French tepresentative on tiie same object, marked the inauguration or exchange* 'it the definite terms by which the league is to be constituted. Already considerable progress has rjfi-ii inutfe on tho various tentative ? proposals put forward, but in the re cent absence of the President these ha % e not taken definite form, as it is r'xognized he personall> will take a leading part in the tinal formulation , ol the plan. Meanwhile, however, the various governments chiefly interest 7' , Vv I'rc***nting outlines in quite de.inite form. ?i wo ri.A.N.s orrKiu:!) ?v KitITISII DBLIiUATBS I no lJritifth plans of this tentative nature* have been presented, oil" bv Lor-l Kobert Cecil, tlie other by Lieu tenant-* ieneral ,1. C. Smuts, "former ?Minister ot Defense of the Fnion of i^outh Africa. The French plan, as .formulated liy M. llourgeois. has also been set forth, and these are being ! compared by the American specialists, who art preparing the groundwork for President Wilson. Lord Robert Cecil's plan outlines a broad and comprehensive? organization i?. I ? of nations, but thus far it w in the general terms and has not jet been reduced to definite terms or ; enactment. General' Smuts's plan Ls along" slmi v jar lines, but more general, and is mainly a thesis on the advantages u, le;??-rue of nations. i iJothi of tiiose plana are recoivinsr careful study by the American authori . ties and i? is declared, both are re g.trued in a mot; favorable llir'it I fui-:.\cii i'i.an i:m?haci:s \i SOUK SI'UCICIC UKTAII.S M. Bourgeois s plan, embodying tiie ; r ieiii-.i pc :nt of view, while general also embraces a number of specific de tai.s, including compulsory arbitration, restriction of excessive armament, and international tribunal and a series of sanctions of penalties for enror.-ing observance of the league's decisions i l tiese sanctions induce various dip lomatic judicial and eeonftnic meas ures. whereby the united nations ifiay enforce their decree. The Americn n viewpoint, as It lr. tiow being rotmiilate.-i bv tiie specialists as the groundwork for the President seeks to reach an accord, on funda , mentals on which all agree, and pre js-nt them in simple working form. One of the chief of these fundamentals is the fon.ndnuon of a league which wi:l embrace all the nations of the wor.d, hut not one which will estab j Iis.i any balance of power ainonur a | group of nations. EIGHT PERSONS KILLED; ! EIGHTEEN OTHERS INJURED ehnnge lluildlng Illows Two Ihidlea plosion llletv Tivo liodies Out og Wluiloii. PITTSBURGH. PA.. Januarv 7.?As ! rar as is known here at this hour,! eight persons were killed and eigh teen injured in the mysterious explo- ' jSion that wrecked the Film Exchange Luhding at No. sot l'enn Avenue to-, I ugh.. \\ atchmen. equipped with higli-1 ! powered llashllghts. are still searching, ( the ruins of the building for addition- i ,.i! bodies, and it is believed the death, ji-t will be increased berore the search ( is ended. Between fifty and seventy-five per- ! jsons wore traced in the building bv I the explosion ,i?. only the heroic res'- : | cut w?rl? of the firemen prevented the death to 1 from being doubled. The ' ; terrific explosion blew two bodies i tliiough the front windows nnd across : the street. The hack walls of the 1 i first three floors of the building were i blown across an ei^ht-foot alloy and through the walls ?f two buildings j ; uoross the way. The loss is estimated nt *1.000 000. The cause of th" nre '?"<1 explosion is unknown, and fire I I bureau oflicials and the head of the ! I ! companies have started an in-j POLICE END FOOTRACE "iJL'T4, ""St" s'"r""--l?t. : I <ire|i Hearers Through l.nfayette 1 Sijunre. I By Associated Press. | : WASIUXOTO.V, January 7.?The po i lice put an end to a footrace in Da- : fnyctte Square to-night between angry! i crowds of men and three torch-bearintr 1 ?sentinels of the National Woman's! party by arresting tho women. The j prisoners would not furnish bond and i were moved to the House of Detention | to await trial to-morrow in the Police ? Court. j After spokesmen of the Woman's "?r!? ,l?? nddressed a crowd in front of the \\ htte House lato in the dav a fire was started and tiie women burned a copy of a speech delivered in : Italy by President Wilson. INCREASE IN FREIGHTS j I.nrxe Amount of Tonnage Will lie l.iinded nt Hampton Iton^s Within Ten Dnyn. , t.T.. 'Iii'A^.'-cInteu Press. 1 i )\^SHlXaTOX, January 7.?Steady | increase in tiie overseas movement of freight since the signing of the armis-' it ?.i .. an ''i^ldental accumulation! !! /' a," ports. Is shown in a report to-dav of the exports control coinnihtec of the railroad <ir*minlstn( Vrti.'r t,,? aceumulatlon is at North Atlantic ports. The report notes that 3-1.000 tons of shipping Will arrive at Hampton Roads . In the next ten days for orders anil i ilia the?? vessels can he sent i? any congestion."^ l" rc,lcvc freight j These Are Major Ford's Fig ures After Visit to De vastated Region. .MUCH MACHINERY STOLEN I , V , Half-Million Buildings Damaged and 250,000 Totally Wrecked. IIV HOHKHT WKI.LKS UITC'IIIK. i 1'AKIS, January T.?Tin: Ural ptlb I iished engineering estimate of the to tal damage done in u,e French devas tated regions is made by .Major George 1$. Ford, head of the ilea i.'roaj lious- 1 ing research Herv.ee, alt r a survey: ; made since thft signing of the armirf- . lice. It places tin: total bill which' Germany ought to pay at something under *13.000,000.000. Major Ford, who is a well-known American engineer, says: "Wu have] t checked most of the ngures reported i by the French budget committee : the Chamber of Deputies and we Hnd its estimate somewhat high." .Major Ford't, own report is now be ; ing used by Major McK .nstry's en-, ? gineering board which is preparing its 1 estimate under the guidance of the . peace commissioners. French nisur- < ance companies also are higliiy com- j mending accuracy. .'.I .Jor Ford estimates that Belgium alone suffered from destruction to the i amount of $2,OOO.OOo.umO, and more than . $1,000,000,000 in loss of machinery j stolen by the Germans. DISVASTATIil) IIK(.'IO> litll A I, TO TWO STATUS . The French devastated area is equal ? to Connecticut and Khode Island. Half ? a million buildings are damaged, of, which 25O.000 were totally destroyed. The cost of building is two and aj half times greater than it was before' the war. As a result, the total build-' j Ing destruction-is estimated at 50.000, ; 000.000. The total cost ot" replacing destroyed | public works and railroads is given at >. 2.ooo,0oo,ooo. ' The Xord Railroad alone lost l.T.'Jl bridges and :,3S stations. Twelve hundred churches, 500 schools, 1,000 manufacturing plants and 50u public buildings have been obliterated.; Slightly more than 1.000 towns have suffered 80 per cent destruction. N'oy-1 ?n lltun. Soissons. Peronne, Bapaume, ilheims and Verdun have been de stroyed to an extent of V0 per cent. . TWO MIM.IOV I'KOI'I.K I.OST 'I'llKill I'l llMTI HI-: Approximately 'J.OOO.OOO inhabitants loj-t i heir furniUire. Cotton and woolen , industries lost *0,500,000. as a result; of the theft or destruction of spindles. The loss in linen amounted to $500,-; 000. Of the total of 210 sugar refineries. 140 were destroyed, including a loss > of $25,1/00^00 in machinery. Breweries suffered to a similar degree. Through German destruction and battle France lost 10 per cent of her? timber and 6 1-2 per cent of her fire-' wood. Before the war, 750,000 men were employed in the building trades. The total building done in any prewar ; year amovr.ts to less tban 7 per cent of construction necessary to restore i the devastated districts. If no building were to be done aiiy ?vhere else and 500.000 men were avail able. it would tal:e more than twenty; years to restore these districts. THREE MEN OF CRE W OF TUG PIEDMONT DIE, RESULT OF EXPOSURE Fourth Is Insane Following Tr y ing Exp crier i c cs .4 flo.r IT roc k Off Virginia Coast. IJJ;. Associated Pres.". 1 BALTIMuBK. .1 a n u a r y 7.?Tho .ocean-going tttg Piedmont sank off the Virginia coast las', Sunday night. Three of her crew of ten died of ex-' posure and a fourth man is not ex pected to live. The rest of the crew, all of New York City and vicinity, were brought here ! to-day by the steamer Lake Lida. They I had been adrift in a small boat for eighteen hours before being picked up j j l?y the Lake Lida. Captain Stow said he was blown out. of his course on Sunday afternoon in a ! terrific northeast gale, accompanied by I blinding snow, and went aground, ho believes, on Hog Island. The; tug. i worked off quickly, he said, but had aj large hole stove in her side. She sank rapidly and there was just ; time to launch a boat in which they : tried to reach shore, but the storm ear- ( lied them out to sea. They were about ? twenty-two miles off shore when res-' cued by the Lake Lida yesterday morn-! ing. The three men who perished died I earlier in the morning, and ICngiiieer j William McAndrews went insane. He! was still delirious when brought to this port. LYNCHBURG HOfJORS GLASS j Two Hundred Prdoiv - Townsmen i Gutlirr About FomiIvc Hoard and I'lpre.nn Tlielr Good Wishes. mv Associated I'resn.1 bYXCHBURG, VA? January 7.?Sec retary of tlie Treasury Glass was the guest at a-banquet given to-night by 200 of his fellow-townsmen. who took this occasion to express their appre ciation of the honor conferred upon him and upon the city by his call to the Cabinet of President Wilson. Sec- . retary Glass, in responding to several j brief speeches, spoke of the next loan. : which he suggested should be called 1 a Thanksgiving, ? instead of a Liberty j or Victory loan. The loan will be j floated in April, he said. Mr. Glass, v.-ho recently returned from the battle j fields of France, paid high tribute to j the valor of the American and allied i tronps and lo Franco. FUR COAT COSTS $75,000 Wiirlil'H (irpniml Production Will lie- : come tlie Property of Mr*. W. I',. Corey. f IIV Associated Press. 1 NK\V YOltK, January 7.?The world's j fur coat de luxe is In process of com- 1 pletion in Brooklyn. Its cost is $75,000. and Its proud possessor will be Mrs. ! \V. 13.* Corey, wife of the steel mag- ! mite. I The most expert workmanship is going Into the coat, and the sable pelt.s ; being used are the best that could bo ; I procured in the world. The work, ex- | tending over a period of nearly three ; months, is nearly finished, and the product is described as a masterpiece in subtle blending of pelts. The coal will be forwarded to Mrs. Corey in Paris. AvInlor.M I, and in Durham. DURHAM. N*. C., January 7.?Lieu tenant K. C. Miller and Lieutenant M. F. Brogg In charge of two Curtlss air planes from Langle.v Field, Va., en route to Camp Jackson, made a land ing here to-day on account of en gine trouble and will hpend the night here. They expect to resume thc^ flight in the morning. They aro on air route mall service. ?i vJwSSSiAi Will Ask Unified Private Man agement Under Federal Control. V WANT SECRETARY IN CABINET Interstate Commerce Commission Desires Roads Be Returned to Their Owners. 112y Actinia led I'ross. I A.Stll.VUTOX. January 7.?Itailroad executives have decided to rccoinmeit:l to C'oiigrpss a system of unified, pri vate management of rail lines, with sti ong public control exercised by a secretary^ o: 'ru nsportatlon in the I'resident's Cabinet, and a reorganized D.ierstate Commerce Commission, with rt-gionas divisions, acting as a court of_ last resort in rate disputes. This became known here to-day co it cidental with the disclosure of the ' Interstate Commerce Commission's at titude that railroads should be re turned to private management within u Vcasonable period" to allow for preparations and readjustments and un uei "broadened, extended and ampli fied governmental regulation." 'the commission's announcement was made by Commissioner lidgar 15. Clark, testifying at the .Senate Interstate' Cornmei ce ('ommittee's hearings on I.roposod railroad legislation, to which the railway executives' proposed plan v. ii; be presented to-morrow or Thurs- : day. til'I'OSHS INDIII'l.MTi; I'lOltloi) OK (;i)\KHNMK.\T OI?Klt ATIOX The commission opposed indefinite > otuiiinance -jf government ownership or operation of ;ailroads at this time ' and outlined a comprehensive plan for legislation whicii would permit elimi nation of unnecessary competition, pooling of facilities, government pre scription ot maximum and minimum i ales and standards of service, govern ment direction of railroad extensions atid financing and direct co-operation between Kedera. and .State regulatory bodies. Commissioner Woo I ley dissented in part, advocating Director-General Mo Adoo s proposal that government con trol be extended for live years. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion s suggestions were the first alter i utlves to .Mr. .McAdoo's extension plan < so far received by the .Senate Com- I nut tee. The Interstate Commerce Commis sion's statement to the Senate com mittee referred repeatedly to a "Fed eral body" 10 exercise public control over railroads, but did not specifv whether this was to be the coinmis* sion itHell or sotnc other agency. The plan of the railroad executives i on the other hand, proposes to give to ; the secretary of transportation broad ! powers to co-ordinate and unify rail racllUles whenever demanded by the public interest; to distribute trallle over various lines for the purpose of i elieviiip-_congesftion and to require the Joint use of terminals. CO.H3IISSIOX AVOrbU ItH.MAl.V COl/ltT OI<' LAST KKSOltT To co-ordinate the agencies of gov ernment control, the railroad execu tives propose to transfer to the de partment of transportation the ex ecutive and administrative functions now held by the Interstate Commerce Commission. 1 he commission would remain the court of last rssort as to reasonable ness and adequacy of freight and pas senger rates, but the responsibility for rate regulation would bo divided be in een the secretary of transportation, the commission and new regional com missions representing groups of States, reporting their lindlngs to the com mission at Washington. The proposal of the railroad lead ers is that rates filed ? by tliem with the government shall be reviewed bv the secretary of transportation, who may approve or disapprove them or re fer them to the commission. To make possible consolidation of weak railroads with strong lines, joint use ot cars and facilities, intercompany agreements as to rates and practices, the rail executives would amend ex isting laws lorbiddirig these practices, and legalize them under supervision of the secretary of transportation. Other feature-; of the railroad proposal in clude l<ederai incorporation of all rail road companies, Federal control of railroad security issues, and establish ment of a Federal wage board, ritorosns ick.iit sriuiccis KOlt OOXSIDKHATIOX III the event of adoption by Congress ? or the policy of private ownership and ' operation under government regula- I lion, the Interstate Commerce Conitnis- 1 s-.on proposed eight subjects for leir- i islat ive consideration: ,. Removal of some of the present ! limitations on united or co-operative ' activities among rail and water ear- i riers; emancipation of railwav opera- ' tion trom financial dictation;* govern- 1 inent regulation of security issues; establishment of new relations between Federal anil State authorities to elimi nate the existing "twilight zone" of jurisdictionrestrictions governing the treatment of competitive as compared witli noncompetitive trallle; etlicient utilization and pooled purchases of cars and locomotives: more liberal and common use of terminal facilities; and lim. tat ions within which common car rier facilities and service niav be fur- I (Continued on Second"Page.1T j Billy Sunday BILLY SUNDAY COMLS TO HICII- ! MONI) on January 12tl?. and each ; afternoon and evening for six ^ weeks will thrll! thousands with those startling sermons which i have brought so many to his fa- j mous ".SAW DC ST TRAIL." "IK TIf.Il 1S-DISPATCH will pub- \ lish a Billy Sunday Sermon each ! morning. Fullest reports of the i previous day's meetings, of Ma Sunday, the music, the great crowds and Ihe many interesting sidelights of this wonderful cam paign will be printed each day. T1IOSF. WIPIIINC Till'. TIMKS I>ISPATCH for the period of this campaign should subscribe with out delay, either through their newsdealer or direct to The Times-Dispatch. The cost for a six weeks' mall subscription is $1 85. and remittance should ac company the order. For local carrier delivery. phone Ran dolph 1 The Times-Dispatch REVOLUTION IS RAGING I IN STREETS OF BERLIN President Wilson Cables Proclamation on the Death of Theodore Roosevelt WASHINGTON, .January 7.?l>x truordinury honor nan paid to (he late Theodore Itoosrvelt In a procla mation cabled l>j- President Wilson and Ifmurd by AvIIiik Secretary of State Polk Inte thin afternoon. The proclamation follow*: ??Woodrow WIImoii, President of the 1 tilted State* of America. ??V PROCLAMATION. ??To the People of the United Stair*: "It become* my *:id ilnty to an nounce oltlclall.i the death of Theo dore Hooscveli, l're*ideiit of the I nlted State* from Senteaiher It, I1HII, to Murcli -I, ItHH), which oc curred at hi* home nt Sagamore Hill, Ojster Hay, York, nt 4il.~> o'clock in the morniiiR of January <>. 11110. In hi* death the United State* hnn lout one of Its most dis tinguished and patriotic citir.ens, nliu had cjideured himself to the people by hi* Ktreuuous devotion to theis line rents and to the public In tercut* of hi* country. "An president of the police board of hi* native city, an member of the Legislature and (iovcrnor of hi* Slate, an civil service commission er, a* Assistant Secretary of the Navy, a* \ Ice-President and a* I'rrnident of the lulled Stnlcs, he displayed administrative poneri of a NiKiiul order and conducted the airairs of these variou* olflcen with a concentration of effort and a watchful care which iiTiuitted no divergence from the line of duty he had definitely net for hlnmelf. "In the war with Spain, he din played sinrcuinr Initiative and en ericy and distinguished himself nmouK the commander* of the nnny in the Brtd. A* I'resldent he nwoke the nation to the dantcer* of pri vate control which lurked in our II nnnclnl nnd Industrial systems. It wan by thus arrestlnp; the attention and NtlinulatlnK the purpose of tlie country thnt lie opened the way for nub*ei|uent necensnry and benetlcent reform*. '?HI* private life wa* characterized by n simplicity, a virtue nnd an nf fection worthy of all admiration and emulntlon by the people of Amerlcn. ??In testimony of the respect in which hln memory i* held by the Kovernment nnd the people of the L nlted Stutes, I do hereby direct that the tings or the White House anil the several departmental hulld ?nRs lie displayed at half staff for a period of thirty dayn, and Unit suitable military nnd naval honor* under order* of the Secretaries of Wnr unil of the Navy be rendered on the day of the funeral. ?'Done this seventh day of January in the year of our Lord one thou sand nine hundred and nineteen nnd of the Independence of the United Stnten of America the one hundred nnd forty-third. "WOOUHOW WILSON. ??Hy the President, FRANK I,. POL.lv, ??Acting Secretary of State." SHOULD ASSUME RISK American Agricultural Commission Discusses Problem of Wheat Over-Production. XliW SUGGESTION IS ADVANCED i Nutions Which Would Suirer by Ilea son of Limited Supply Should Bear Liurdcn of Superabundance?Ku ropc ill Need of Seeds. I By Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON. January 7.?Recom- i mendaiion that the United States take j the initiative in formulating: an inter- > national program of agricultural, pro ; liuction for tlio cntlro world to fore stall a possible serious shortage of food, feed and liber tn the next few years, wan made to the Department of j Agriculture lo-iiay by the commission | sent to Europe last fall by the depart-, ; meat to study conditions. The commission ' said conditions j found in England, France and Italy in dicate a strong demand for-staple agri cultural products of this country, such' as wheat, meat, sugar, cotton and wool j and that priccs will be "steady and at | a high level," if there is reasonable ; provision for shipping facilities and a ? co-operative etToi t on the part of the ? allied governments to organize for pro- | duction and distribution. WItEAT-tM I'OIITI X<; X ATIOX S SHOULD ASS I'M 10 IllSK ' Fearing t'nat many American farm- : ers now will revert to their usual profitable crop systems, which were , modified at serious disadvantage to ? assist in the emergency of the wheat | shortage during the war. the commis- ' sion urged new steps to prevent pos- j sible disaster. "The commission believes that un- j usual risks of overproduction should ; be assumed by wheat-importing na | tions which would be the sufferers In I case of underproduction," the report ! said. w | "We would suggest that steps he I taken to have the. nations now assoel 1 ated as belligerents with the United I States# determine as accurately as may < ? be, not later than May, 1!>10. what will be the world's needs for wheat from ! the t??20 harvest so that appropriate, I steps may be taken to Insure an [ adequate supply. A similar arrange- ! rr.eut might well he considered in ref 1 erence to meat supplies, sugar, cotton and wool." An interallied council, with the Sec retary of Agriculture as the member for the United States, was suggested1 to consider the proposal. SKHKIl'S SUKD SITUATION FOr\I> l.V EUROPE j Especially serious conditions regard- ? hip the supply of seeds In the coun-| tries visited were found by the com-1 mission. All countries will need to import larare supplies of live-stock products' and farm machinery. The commission included W. O ! Thompson, president of Ohio State! University, chairman: Carl Vroonian 1 Assistant Secretary of Agriculture^nnd ? ?'.v ? ? 0 er* cot,on grower. Harts ville. S. C. I PRESIDENT WILSON RETURNS TO PARIS FROM ITALY ! Conference* of Premier*, nnd Stntcft men Will ll?.K|n Thursday ..I or Friday. t. . r., ? ' !'v Press. I * I i ARI.n, January 7.?President Wil son has completed his swing through I England and Italy, returning to Paris I at 10 o'clock this morning. He was accompanied by .Mrs. Wilson and Miss I Margaret Wilson. The President is ready for the first | gathering of the Premiers and states-] men of the entente powers, and the ' informal ocnfcrences will begin on i Thursday or Friday. Under the present scheme the reo- ; resentatives of neutral states and the ' smaller belligerents will first meet the! representatives of the powers with I whom they have questions pending, t with the object of settling them, while the others will be free to confer with those with whom (hev hive interests. These conferences will concern prin- i clpally local questions. it will be a process of elimination which is ex pected -o reduce ureatl.v the detailed work of the general conference. FIREMEN SAVE BUILDING rinmrs for n Time Threaten Tofnl lle *trtic<lon of Xeirport N'cnx I'm linrknllon Headquarter*. IBv Associated Press.) NKWl'ORT NEWS, VA? aJnuarv 7.? j Flames, which for a time threatened i the total destruction of the army port 1 of embarkation headquarters to-night, wore confined to one wing of the im mense frame structure by prompt and efficient work of the army firo depart ment. assisted by the city department. The wing destroyed was the office of the medical corps, and, as most of the contents wero removed, the damago will not oxcced *25,000,, it was esti mated to-night. DISTILLERS DECLARE Willi ON PROHIBITION LAW Adopt Resolutions fo Make "Deter mined Resistance to Such Revo lutionary 3ietl?ods." THREE MORE STATES RATIFY Ohio, Colorado and Oklahoma In dorse Proposed "Dry" Amendment, Making Nineteen Now Lined Up. Seventeen More Are Needed. [By Associated Presi>.] CHICAGO, Jnnuary 7.?Three more | States to-duy ratified the proposed pro i hlbttlon amendment, making: yc total i of nineteen States that Have indorsed i the proposal o? Congfesa. The House I of the Idaho Legislature voted' to ! day for the amendment, but the Senate ( tabled the proposal, delaying- action, i The act needs to be passed by seven [ teen more States. ; .While the proposed addition to the ! basic law was ratified to-day by the ' Legislatures of Ohio, Colorado and Oklahoma, representatives of the dis tillery companies of the country mei in Chicago and decided to oppose both the amendment and the war prohibi tion iaw, which is to go into effect July 1, by every legal means possible. The States which have ratified the prohibition amendment are Kentucky, Virginia, .Mississippi, South Carolina. Xorth Dakota, Maryland, Montana, Ari zona, Delaware, Texas. South Dakota. Massachusetts, G e o r g I a, Louisiana, Florida, Michigan, Ohio, Colorado ami 1 Oklahoma. Resolutions adopted by distillers to day dechired that the time had come j for members of the industry to make I "a most determined resistance to such i revolutionary methods." referring to I tiie war prohibition law and the pro ! posed federal constitutional amend j merit. The resolutions adopted to-day | stated there were 500 distilleries in the | country, with an aggregate Investment j of at least $1,000,000,000; that the in | dustry actually antedated the Consti j tut ion adopted in 17S9, and that the [ business "has heretofore been recog i nized, encouraged and protected by the 'United States government itself." HIGHEST PRAISE GIVEN TO WORK OF AMERICANS IN EUROPEAN CONFLICT Smashing of Hindcnburg Line \ Gallant Achievement. Says Senator Wadstvorth. NEW YORlv. January 7.?Whole hearted praise for the American army as an institution complete unto itself and amazing in Its functioning, was given to-day by Senator James W. Wndsworth. Jr., of New York, who returned aboard the United States con verted cruiser Louisville from a two months* tour of England and France. "I am extremely proud of what our army accomplished in so short a time." he said, and as a former member of the Kb-st New York Cavalry, I under stand military affairs and appreciate what remarkable things have been ac complished. "I went over to make an intensive study of the ninis, tasks and achieve ments of our army, and have abso lutely no criticism to make of the ad ministration of army affairs on the other side. "Kor th'-eo days I visited Major-Gen cral O'Ryan ut Monfort. where his di vision was quartered after returning from fiKlUlng at the side of the Brit ish divisions. I examined the llinden hurg Sine after its capture and con sider t lint exploit one of the most astounding and gallant achievements of tiie war." DEATHS OF ?M*ER'CAN K .^ES IN RUSSIA Cnhiccrnni DIhoJohcn ('annul tie* Num ber Six Oflleer* unil l'-(J Un listed .Men. I By Amclttcil Prcsti. J i WASHINGTON, January 7.?Total deaths among the American expedi- I tionary forces in Northern Russia to January 4 were given as six officers j and 120 men In a cablegram received | at the War Department to-day from j Colonel James A. Ruggles, A .Tierlean ' military attache with Ambassador Krancis at Archangel. The casualties wore given as fol lows: killed In action and died of wounds, three ofTlcers and fifty-seven men; dlod of disease, two officers and sixty-three men; accidentally killed, four enlisted men; drowned, one offi cer and two men; missing In action, sixteen e.Uisted men; wounded in ac tion. 159; accidentally wotinded. fifteen. Colonel Ruggles said the equipment of the troops was complete,-the health of the troops excellent nn^i^ au.vlo v?ry good. ? FROM Defenders of Ebert Govern ment Are Now Firing ? :: bv Platoons. SNIPING INCESSANTLY IN SECTIONS OF CITY Banks Are Barricaded by Sheet iron and Steel . Plates. MAY WITHDRAW ''ROM CAPItAIj British Holders of Large Financial Interests in Germany Take Gloomy View of the Situation. LONDON, January 7.? Bed revolu tion lias descended upon the streets and public buildings of Berlin. Machine guns arc crackling front "I'latz" and "Strasse," from the wln ! dows of government olHoes and from I roofs. Tlio defenders of the Kbeirt 1 government are tiring by platoons. Their attackers, adherents of the Spar incus group, are sniping incessantly In tlie main section of the city, wlUle rival factions of workers, strikers ff$tl soldiers arc clashing in parks and ' other open spaces. Such Is the news received this even ing from private channels by at Idhfct three big financial groups in the "cfly" i: ? London's Wall Street?where Infor inutiou .sometimes is ahead of that which reaches the government. Thus appears to be contlrmed the | sinister but accurate prediction In tli?^. : dispatch cabled on December 12. say- >>' I ing that It would be very difficult fOt:. I the new government to avoid a crnsli ? i within the ten weeks Intervening until j the national assembly elections are > held. rf According to alarming private ad- i vices to London financiers, all ^l\e 1 j banks in Berlin are barricaded by shept j Iron and steel plates. 7W*i J; | HOPE OP STAllU-ITY IS : '.^1 SAID TO UK VSHAT'l'MU^ir,^ The hope of the German capitalists , for a stability of government baife^ I upon the national assembly elections ! Is apparently dashed because of Ihd : impossibility either of a national as i senibly or even an election In . .Hie present revolutionary maelstrom i^n Benin'. >m' '1 lie possibility of the ICbert govern ment withdrawing from Berlin, leav ing the capital to the raging BedsCS^ seared In tlnanclul circles as a desper ately dangerous policy, lest. fiushed"bv success, the violence of Llebknccflf's followers increase and the v to ic&%> seethe bt-yond Merlin's confines and'en gulf the iin. 'strlal and commercial i centers, devouring the very vitals of , Oermnny. j British holders of large financial 'ln j terests in Germany take a gloom?* view of the situation, anxiously awaia. ! Ing further Information through thcl\k " j private channels. ? *? ! A "Frankfort telegram to the news* I ^ol't'ken. at Copenhagen, says Berlin will soon bo completely fao | la ted. wj | The Wolff Bureau has removed *f?s .headquarters to Frankfort. The Ebert ! government is expected to follow. tar j ter a last desperate effort to stem tJlQ "Bed" tide by storming police head quarters, "where Chief of PollSo 1 i KIchhorn Is delving the TCbert gov ! ernmont's order removing him." ! Civil war in all its forms has begun. ? Lying beside a wall, a correspondent ! witnessed- many loyalists engaged in a sharp rifle battle with adherents of the Spartacus group in Ihuor den ; Linden. Many conllicts and serious blood shed are feared to-night, when "the government Is scheduled to stornj po lio; headquarters. Llcbknecht boasts of the support' b( nearly all soldiers In and around Berlin. ?? 'V SI* A HTAf'tTS (iltorp Si: I/.lis ? C1HICF liKIOIW I$A"\Tv A (Jeneva dispatc-li to-night says tljat the Spartacans at Berlin have* seized t he Belchsbank (Imperial Bank, chief German official banklnc institution), and other important buildinirs in tho ' central part of Berlin. Women are 1 participating in the street fighting. | Advices from Copenhagen to-night i said that German officers and marine!] j Saturday attempted to overthrow tho j soldiers' and workmen's council at | Ouxliaven, near Hamburg. A violent | battle ensued. Loyalists recaptured I the barracks from rebels and are. hold ing the town. Leading citizens are held as hostages. From Berlin to-night comes a mes sage saying that there are rumors ot a strong impending reactionary move ment. At a mass-mooting of the Ger man National Union youths cheehfd i the ex-ICalser and urged the re-estab ! I-ishment of the tnouarehy. | Trouble Is brewing in the Spartacus group as a result of the dismissal ot j Chief of Police KIchhorn. The Foreign Office refused 'to alloto the correspondent to go to I'oson ba | cause the Poles would hang out Brit ish tlags on his arrival and the Ger man:* would tear them, causing more fighting. The Polish forces are nearing Brom ! berg, the civilians of which town are I in (light. The Germans have exacuated Vllna. j At Bouschon (Silesia) German re-en ? forceinents havo arrived in arm ears. I FINAL CLASH tntHIT ItlOADV TO BBGI1 l>r. Karl Llebknecht, the Sparta<}ilS I leader, has been seen here and theiro I about the city organizing hiH troops I for the final fight, which, tho corre* r-pondent says, is expocted to De^lh j verv soon. Hundreds of persons are reported i fleeing the city. Beports from Berlin Monday, relayed I through Amsterdam. Indicated a difc* turbed condition of affairs In Berlin | Sunday due to another attempt of too SDurtacus groui> to obtain control' of the city. and. thereby, of tho central I Gorman Kovernment. Tho ultrn-radicul forces opposed the Rbert government. selJtod severkl tiowspaper plants. Including thof.o ,of the Tageblatt, Vosslscho Zeltung, Lo kul Anzelger. Vorwuert/ and Morten Pod. together with tho oince of "the", Wolff Bureau, tho semiofficial nc agency.. ' v UHKRV GOVICnXMHNT IN CONTUOI. OK WinKf Apparently the government"stlH: tallied control of tho German wl service, for contemporaneously these reports of revolutionary actly on the part of the Sparlacun fa^ cm mo- an cfflclat wireless mcawflt* n1arlug Germany was about to ' ?)4 ' V vil "