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Today and tomorrow?Fair, with moderate temperature; gentle winds. Highest temperature yesterday. 46; lowest, 32. THE WASHINGTON HERALD You will be interested in G. P. 0. News on Editorial page. NO. 4421. WASHINGTON. D. C.. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1918. ONE CENT ! CONTINUE DISTRICT TAX ON INTANGIBLE PROPERTY " Plea of Commissioners to Congress for Relief Refused by Committee Chairman Johnson. YEAR'S SURPLUS THREE MILLION . / Numerous Other Requests for Appropriations to Make Capital of the Nation More "Homey." Taxe-^ on intangible property in the District will not be lifted during the present session of Congress, nor in all probability 'during the next, Ben Johnson, chairman of the District of Columiba Commit tee in the House, stated last night in reply to the suggestion made by the District Commissioners in their annual report, submitted yes terday to Congress, that such taxes be removed, and which was , referred to that committee. The report states that there remained at the end of the fiscal year, June 30, 1918, a surplus of more than Jj,250,000 in the coffers of the District. "T^'s amount," the report declares, "will undoubtedly be aug mented during the present and succeeding fiscal year unless extraor dinarily large appropriations are made for the District of Columbia, and is caused by the continuance of the tax rate of $1.50 and by *hc addition of the new tax upon intangibles." * Juat and Proper I* Claim. "The intangible tax is only juat and J proper. To reep&l it would be in famous.'' Mr. John declared. "I can- j not think of a single State in the | Union where such taxes are not levied. I and I do not think either the present I Congress or the next will consent to its removal." Mr. Johnson said that j he could not state definitely Just .w?/t ! action would be taken by committee j In re^rd tol th$ other suggestions of the Commissioner. The following are the requests made ' of Congress by the Commissioners: j Furter legislation regulating rent profiteering. Increased authority for the policy to . regulate the sale of firearms. An institution for the care of the feeble-minded. A temporary home for children? under the care of the Board of Chil- j dren Guardians. Voluntary commitment of persons suffering from hypomania. paronoia 1 and maglingering to the Hospital for i the Insane. New laws relative to weights and i measures. The passage of the Mother's Pen- } rlon Bill now before Congress as an Important war measure. Designation of public school play grounds as municipal play grounds ^uring the vacation months. * Want Better Batking. An increased appropriation for the municipal bathing beach. An enlargement of the force of the Public Library. Construction of a sewerage and in terceptor system on Maryland areas contigious to the District to prevent 4,099 MEN LAND; MANY" WOUNDED) Mauretania and Northern Pacific Bring Back Boys from Hereabouts. New York, Dec. 2.?With 3,999 j American troops aboard, the first large contingent to return since' armistice was signed, the Cun-j irder Mauretania steamed majes-j tically up the bay today and was: warped into her slip. Only the noise made at Victory Day celebration was comparable in volume and var iety of units to that which greeted the returning soldiers. The ^units on the Mauretania con sisted of twenty-four aero squad rons, one construction brick layers' :ompany, detachments of radio^ine rhanics and 116 wounded men of ather units. Eleven hundred American soldiers were landed today from t"he trans port Northern Pacific at her pier in Hoboken. About 500 were "stretdh sr cases' and the others were known as "walking cases.'4 Among the \yo.unded men were aotne which had engaged in the lercest and mo#L sanguinary con flicts of the entire war. in which :he death toll had. been Vesrjfic. and j ?merging from which, maimed and i scarred, they brought lo America evidences of their heroic actions. The units represented by the wounded were as follows: Infantry regifnferits. 9". 26\ 2*. 59. i . 129. 32*. 315. 320. 11. 47. 306. 30. . 13. 310. 7. 109. 137. 165. 323. 353. 33. 146. 3k IS. 314. 4. 129, 56. 45.1 II. 367. 362. 160. 139. 361. 12. 137. ;67. 129. 113. 168. 109. 180. 360. 39. 136. 131. Engineer regirrfents. 17. 102. 20. 23. 116. 309. *11. 7. 31S. 101. 102. Field artillery regiments. 10, 16, ro. 79. 139. 313. Machine gun battalion. 312, 321. Cavalry* 2. Marine regiment*. 5. 6. 3LD AGE PENSION FOR ITALY. >kws from Rome Also Tells of Prospective State Monopolies. Rome. Dec. 2.?Minister of Cohi " ?arce and Labor Clufelll todav in- j ruced a bill providing for work en's old age pensions, the course of the debate on e monopolies. Minister of Fl e Meda declared the govern nt is determined to establish al.l opolies as announced. ^tkland. Cal.. has Just had a l.#and ow.- at which one evening they had ? tuc-of-wir between a giant tractor md a sriant team of horses fwhfeh n<=aris a whole lot pf ho.-ses, and not xterel} two enormous oHC3). the further pollution of streams flowing into the District. A special statue of notice and luna tions in personal injury cases in court. Quarterly prorating of the fees motor-vehicle tags. Enactment of a bill to provide addi tional methods of enforcing and fore closing tax sales and tax deeds. Purchase of the Klingle Valley tract near Rock Creek Park to be made into a public park. The report of the Commissioners mentions the distinguished services rendered the District by Clarence R Wilson. District Food Administrator; Maj. Daniel J. Donovan, acting ad Jutant general for the draft board in the district; William H. Baldwin, chairman of the District Council of National Defense, and others. Praise for Soldier Visitor. Special reference is made to the co operation between the civil police an l military authorities and the good be havioro of troops visiting in the city is highly commended. It is pointed out that while within twenty-five rnles of the city more than HO.OOO soldiers have constantly been en campend. the police had had lesa trouble with these thousands than in past years they have had with one regiment of soldiers from a sin gle tate on Inauguration day. Trtoute 1s paid to Private John A. Conrad and Lieut. David J. Dannigan. of the local force, kilted by a negro on May 21. while onduty. The report states that when the United States enterd hte war the Capital City had the smallest po lice force in the country, but that the department closes the year with the most creditable record of any police department in the nation, hav ing every murder occurring during the year cleared up and the parties accused arrested. During the yea there were twenty-sxen murders, the second highest record In the history of the city. The record of the "force has been made in spite of the constant drain on its ranks by the service, leaving the department at one time with 180 va cancies out of a force of 85b men. The Commissioners compute the present population of the District as 526,248. an increase of 130.751 over the census of November 1. 1917. This in crease in the population is declared to be responsible for the prevalence or profiteering in rents. Nearly 90,000 men enrolled in tne res trict- for service, including the regis tration of September 12. 1918. and nearly 9,000 have been inducted into the service under the draft. THINKS INTERVENTION RUSSIANS' ONLY HOPE Former Premier Urges Allies to Save Land from Red Flag. Stockholm. Dec. 2.-M. Kokovtsoff, former Russian premier, urges in tervention in Russia by the allies to strike at the heart of the Red flag menace. In an interview today, he said in tervention by the allies was quite pos sible by means of an expedition from Constantinople or Austria. Nokovtsoff escaped from Russia re cently and is now residing at Helsing fors. He had previously been report ed murdered. | "The position in Russia is more se rious than ever," he said. "There is no protection for life or property and commerce is paralyzed. Bolshevik fl-. I nance is based on printing paper } j money, as a consequence of which the value of the currency has fallen to a I minimum." . . With regard to the Red army, he I said a good deal of misapprehension, exists. No counter revolution is pos sible in present circumstances. "Disobedience to orders is being punished with death, and discipline in the Red rirmy is excellent," he declar ed. "Nothing whatever could be done to relieve the country from this ty ranny without foreign intervention-, with regular armies." Nat Goodwin Loses Eye; May Give Up Stage New York, Dec. 2.--Nat C. Goodwin, the veteran actor, has lost one of his eyes, it was revealed today, and may never again appear on the stage. Mr. Goodwin used chloform liniment as an eye wash by mistake a month ago in Kansas City, while playing in "Why Marry." ,, The .company made frequent "Jumps." u is was playing short en gagements, and the eye did not re ceive the treatment its condition de-) manded. On Saturday Mr. Goodwin i went to the Manhattan Eye, Ear and ' Nose Hospital, where the operation I was performed. When Sanford K Hatch, of Rock-1 land. Me., planted his war gard<-n I list spnng he threw In a few pump kin seeds for lwk Up to date he hji harvested 1* pie. pumpkins. ' Eight More U-Boats Fly White Flag London. Dec. 2.?Eight more Ger man submarines surrenders at Harwich yesterday, bringing the total now ha*nded over to 131. The boats were late in arriving in con sequence of a heavy sea which pre vented the transfer to them of Brit ish crews until the submarines had reached harbor. The Daily Mail correspondent at Harwich says: "It was dark when the subma rines reached the moorings in the Spour. Lieut. Commander Gaimes called his signal men below for a moment. On coming up he noticed that the British ensign had disap peared. He gave the German com mander two minutes to produce It. "It immediately appeared from a bag belonging to the Germans." WILSONSTARTS ON PEACE TRIP BEFORE NIGHT Special Train Chartered for Other Members of Commission. PASSPORTS WAITING President Anxious to Avoid All Display in Depart parting Country. Kngagements made by President j Wilson and members of the American] commission to the peace conference indicated la**t night that the party will leave Washington by special train to night or early Wednesday for New - York, where the steamship George! Washington Is awaiting with steam up. The entire supervision of the trip | rests with officials of the Stf te De- | partment, some of whom were in New ; York last night reviewing the arrange ments made by letter la?st week, x'he passports and other papers for the members will be delivered to them aboard ship at New Xork. It was indicated at the White House yesterday that the President is anxious to avoid any display at the time of departure and it is hint ed that the exaet hour when nls steamer sets sail may be kept secret up to the time of sailing. No spe cial passes to the dock where the George Washington is berthed are being issued. Secretary Lansing, who is to be a member of t,he party, stated at conference with newspaper cor respondents yesferday afternoon, that while he would undoubtedly be [at the State Department today he was not sure that he would be able to attend the usual afernoon meet ing with the correspondents. He therefore took occasion in bidding the correspondent goodbye to ex press gratification for the uniform, observence by the newspapers, of the confidence reposed 4n them in many matters during the past year. I Secretary Lansing stated that no [preliminary steps to the signing of a protocol outlining the measures to be considered by the peace confer ence have been taken by with al lied powers and the United States. He also stated that no appointments have been made by the President with European leaders. He indi cated that the American party's [plans aj-e indefinite and will not take form until President Wilson has 1 arrived in Paris. SALARY INCREASES AMOUNT TO $2,353,297 i Heads of Government Departments Recommend Raises. Heads of the executive and other [departments of the government yes terday asked Congress for salary increases for their officials and em ployes aggregating $2,353,297. Some of the more important increases asked were: For Assistant Secre tary of the Navy. First 'Assistant Secretary of the Interior, Assistant Secretary of Labor, five assistant secretaries of the Treasury, from $5,000 to $7,500. A new assistant Secretary in lieu of the present as sistant to the secretary also was j asked by the Secretary of the Treas ury. with a salary advance from $5,000 to $7,500. For the Commis sioner of Immigration an increase from $5,000 to $6,000 was urged. A raise from $2,750 to $6,000 was re quested for the assistant to the Sec retary ot Uie Interior. Reconstruction Plans Outlined by President In Predeparture Talk I Oentlemen of the Congress: The | year that has elapsed since I last stood before you to fulfill my con stitutional duty to give to the Con gress from time to time information on the state of the Union has been so crowded wi^h great events, Kreat processes and great results that I cannot hope to give you an adequate picture of its transactions <?r of the far-reaching changes I which have beeen wrought ki the life of our nation and of the world. ; Vou have yourselves witnessed theue changes, as I have. It is too ?"oon to assss them: and we who Mtand in the midst of them and are part of them are less qualified than men of another generation will be to ?ay wha they * mean, or even what they have been. Hut some ureat outstanding facts are unmis takable, and constitute, in a sense, part of the public with which It is our duty to deal. To state them 1* | to set the stage for the legislative and executive action which must Krow out of them and whieh we have yet to shape and determine. Troop Movement EpeekaL A year ago we had sent 14S.918 men overseas. Since then we have *ent 1. 950,513. an average of 162, 542 each month, the number in fact rising, in May last to 245,951, in June to 278.760, in July to 307,182, und continuing to reach similar fig ures in August and September?in August 289.570 and in September, 257,438. No such movement of troops ever took place before, across #,000 miles of sea. followed by adequate equipment and supplies, and carried safely through extraordinary dan R*?rs of attack?dangers which were alike strange and*- infinitely diffi cult to guard against. In all this movement only 758 men were lost by enemy attack?630 of whom were upon a^yiglc English trans port, which was sunk near the Orkney Islands.^ I need not tell you what lay back I ??f this great movement of men and ; material. It is not invidious to say 1 that back of It lay a supporing | organization of the Industrie* of | the country and of all its produc ' tive activities, more complete, more | thorough in method and effective in 1 result, more spirited and unanimous [ In purpose and effort than any other great belligerent had been able to effect. We profited greatly by the experi ence of the nations which had al FREED YANKS j PROTEST FOOD ? ^ ' American Prisoners Also Complain of Poor Hous ing Conditions. Bas??d on a report from Gen. Persh j ing. the War Department announc I ed yesterday that American prisoners, released from German prison camps, j I complain of scanty food and badly housing conditions. Only a few ofj the returning men are hospital cases., (though many are suffering from i j alight colds. | "American" prisoners released from, i German prison camps." said the state-, j ment. "complain of poor, scanty food | I and bad housing conditions. Only a, | small per cent of Chose who are sick i i are hospital cases. j "Many are suffering from slight] ; colds. Practically all recover rapid-1 I ly when given proper food and hous ing. j "There is as yet no evidence of I | discrimination against Americana | l Anions 7,000 prisoners of all nationall j ties there have been no authenticated | instances of brutality against Ameri cans. The majority of American j prisoners state that German soldiers also suffered food privations, but that in cases where the supply of food was insufficient, food for prisoners was cut before it was for German sol diers." objector'sIpapers TELL OF DEEDS UNDONE Deals Blow to Those Who Refused to Do Duty. j %"This is a conscientious objector [who has done no military duty what j soever and who refused to wear the | uniform." J Those are the words to be entered on j the discharge papers of all? objectors ' of Class A and C who have appeared ! heretofore before the War Depart - i ment's Board of Inquiry. I In case the man to be discharged | has not been so examined he will be I retained for examination by the i J board. Other classes of conscientious ? objectors who are doing farm work, or with the Friends Service Committee may be discharged on application of the objectors and after the officers in charge have consulted with the em jployers. ' ready been engaged for nearly three year* In the exigent and eIac'1"* business, their every r^ource and every executive proficiency taxed to Utmost. We were their pup?a But we learned quickly and "ted ?with promptness and a read! n of co-operation that justify our * nride th?t we were able to serv the world with unparalleled energ> ?Wu OTfphS executive efficiency of J"'1'" that supply, equipment and dispatch I would dwell upon, but the mettle JT n??Jltv of the officers and men ;^^nt over and of the sailor.who, kept the seas, and the iiptrlt , i sir:, rs. stsu-i ~ns i with more splendid course ^ i--rrHS='i I men did. Olary K.?*ry??' Their omcers undemood^heu^ and exacting task they ??.? -VcIerncrymeKnd ungating daclty. I*?'?. ,h storv of con coorage that touch he ? ^ri)|hable voy and *,urn. whether the distinction *t ;V^.V' or small?from enterprise was gre Sims. their ?r?Vf vIungest lieutenant, and down to the >o f theIt,_SUch | their men ?? worthy ^ command. men as hardly lerrible adven- | led. and *o to in aulcK in ture blithely andI with ^ ju5t they would accomplish. what it is tne) fejlow-coun I am proud to l" the le^ ^ ^ I try-man of men o a*aved at home o? Those of u. ?not have did our duty, the -Uant men who ^ShtT given their opportunity to fought It * b t for many a long W,n " ?'^n mnk ourselves "accurs'd : day we shall tnin our man. we were not there ano .. ks that Sf^bThes'e at St. Vihlel or "Old men forget^yet all shall be for- i CONTlNfBD OK rKGt SIX. SWISS TO AID I u. S. PRISONERS Americans in Rastatt Camp Soon to Be Re patriated. I Berne, via Parta Doc. 1-Arr.ngo ments have been virtually completed for the sending of Swiss sanitary trains to the Rastatt prison camp in Germany, where there are now 2.300 Americans, mostly privates, and where practically all Americans will be con centrated preparatory to their repatri ation. J The first train is scheduled to leave ,today. the second tomorrow and the third Wednesday Repatriation of all American civilian prisoners in Germany through Swit zerland. approved by Gen. Pershing, has been arranged by the chief Amer ican committee of the permanent in ter-allled commission in Spa. the American Red Cross, the Swiss com mission and the German high com mand. The Swiss government will furnish fully-equipped trains, includ ing hospital cars with medical serv ice to bring the Americans through Constanz and Berne into France. The American Red Cross in Switzer land is arranging for payment by the American government of all costs of the transport of the Americans. DISCHARGED, CAPITAL SOLDIER IS MISSING Relatives of Carmelo Maltro Ask Authorities to Locate Him. Relatives of Private Carmelo Maltro. who has been stationed in a develop ment battalion at Camp Lee. have asked the authorities to try to locate this young man. Adjutant Campbell, of Camp Lee. telegraphed his folks, who live at 2944 Georgia avenue, last night that Maltro had been discharged from that camp on November 23. A comrade who has returned from the same camp, when questioned about Maltro. said that he believed he had been killed. I All Live Hum Gone! Brussels. Dec. 2.?All Belgium is now clear of the invader. London. Dec. t?A telegram from I Stockholm, received today, quote* as follows from an Interview given by a , man, described aa an important per sonage, who had Just arrived there: "The revolution in Germany is de- t veloping with the greatest calm The bread ration haa been im^eaaed to 2 kilogram", and the potato ration to 12 pounds a week. "It is evident that the new govern ment is exaggerating the risk* of famine in order to raise pity among the allies. "On the other hand an active pro paganda by underground channels is being carried on with a view to causing dissention among the allies. 226 WOUNDED i MEN ARRIVE | IN CAPITAL Special Train Brings War scarred Heroes from New York. BIGGEST SINGLE GROUP # ?????? Crowd Cheers Doughboys on Arrival at Union Station Here. Two hundred and tv^nty-sii wounded soldiers, who sailed from France on the U. 8. 8. George Wash ington?the transport which will take President Wilson to France the day the armistice was signed, arrived in this city last night. j All the ambulances which could be mustered into service awaited the special train bearing the war scarred veterans to take 155 of them to Walter Keed General Hospital. The remaining 111 were en route to Atlanta. G?. This Is the largest group of wounded soldiers which has yet ar rived at one time at Union Station. While their arrival was not heralded a good-sued crowd of Washington ians was on hand to give the Red Croas delegation a hand *in giving the lads a rousing welcome. These lads left France sixteen days aao AU of ?w? iscist the machine gun Are of the German de fenses less than thirty days ago. Joy at Being Home. Hobbling on one foot, walking with crutches, bright with the sheen of newness, or borne on stretcher*, these stalwart Americana, remnants I of their old selves, made their way [ i from the inbound train to the awalt ! log ambulances. They were non chalant. or busy with their crutches; (or knapsack, according to their way j of covering their Joy at being home j I ayaln. [ "They never complain, or want any I thing, or have been neglected, or I are in pain," a Ked Cross volunteer aid said last night as she steaJie-1 j I the arm of a soldier w hile he climbed j j into an ambulance with his hands holding knapsack and crutches All of the men were fed by the corps of Red Cross canteen workers at the main Union Station canteen room and at the subcanteen track branch. The severely wounded were fed in the train as they lay on their stretchers Twen ty-two of the ISi men assigned to ' Walter Reed Hospital were so badly wounded that they had to be carried by stretcher bearers. Yet one youth who could scarcely raise his head to eat his supper smiled and said. "I 11 be home in time for Christmas, won t I*" The 111 men assigned to Atlanta could walk. The contingent arriving here was made up of mental, surgical and ; COXTINCBP ON TWO. 24 AREONANS ESCAPE I. W. W. INDICTMENTS Deportations in 1917 Were in Slate, ( Not Federal, Jurisdiction. Tucson. Ari*.. Dec. 2,-United States District Judge Morrow today quashed the indictments against twenty-four] i prominent -Arixoti.i men charged with, I conspiracy as an outgrowth of the deportation of 1.1* alleged I. W. W i from Bisbee, Ariz.. July 1-. 191. I Judge Morrow ruled the ofTena' I charged was in State and not. Federal j jurisdiction. \ , ~ ? Geraldine Farrar Quits Lou Tellegen, Is Report New York. Dec. 2.-A published statement that Lou Tellegen and | Geraldine Farrar had separated, and; that a suit for divorce was impend ing was denied today by representa ' tlves of both. The singer, when com municated with at her hotel, declined i to discuss the matter, but referred, ; the inquirer to her publicity agent, who said there was absolutely no foundation for the wy>ort. Mr Tellegen is touring the South at preaent with his company In "Blind Youth." He and Miss Farrar were married In Feb-uary. 1916. transport in collision. Orduna. Carrying Americans, Hits Tanker Off Irish Coast. ? t *nrx n??c 2.?A wireless raee from the Cunar9 liner Orduna state, that her flrat saloon was filled with Americans who had Vier at Qiieenstown. The Orduna. Inward bound, collid ed early today with the British tanker Konakry near Galleyhead. The Orduna proceeded to Liverpool. The i^nker wV serious* and iU crew was rescued by a Brit ish warship. Siaat Has Pmeamoaia. CHILLED CONGRESS SULKS DURING WILSONS ADDRESS Democrats Join in Silent Rebuke, Almost Amounting to Snub. President Outlines Plans. EXECUTIVE ALL BUT WINCES Departure Followed by Resolutions Openly Voicing Disapproval of His Course. Peace Trip Chief Cause. President Wilson is going to the Peace Conference in Franc* to uphold the ifeals set forth by this country. In an address to Congress, opening its short term yesterday, the President declared he owed it to the soldiers and sailors of America to see to it that no false or mistaken interpretation was placed oa the aims for which they entered the war and offered their live*. His explanation of his trip was received in silence by the Re publicans, but met with applause from the Democratic side. Speaking of the railroad situation, the President declared present governmental agencies can handle the routine problems of readjiMt ment. The chief need of the country, he said, is the development of its railways, waterways, highways and country roads. Sew Palley XeeeaMry. 1 The old system of handling rail ** Mtd- brought conditions of restraint witnout development, some new element of policy" la alaolutely Z , decJar?< for the public senrlce. release of credit and protec tlon of stockholders. 1 fJJnk,y lurn u >on for counsel." loin. whleh Republicans in the aloud. hearing hlr? laughed The address was delivered under the most remarkable circumstance* that h?\? characterised his career as a spokesman before Confess For ? first time he faced a Senate and House in which signs of hostility were plainly and unmistakably visible, Por ! tJm*- Senators and Repre sentatives in his own party as well as ! ?Lt Party ?' oPPo^'tlon sat silent I and unresponsive when attempts were Blade to start applause And the ap plause. when it did come, was not the generous and spontaneous outburst of *"reU Itrbalt Keenly. <rfTI)t-Prt?ident wai k?*nly conscious of the change Those who watched *ere qu,ck to ??? "><? shadow that fell across his features, the closer drawing of the lips, the paling of the ?hT^" I * volr*- husky at the he hiSw* h'! *ddr"?- was ew. more ? the last few words were spoaen. Shortly before the entrance of the th^*w.nt' Mrs Wilson appeared at the door of the President's bdx ac companied by her mother. Mrs Bol Ung. Shortly afterward Mrs William McAdoo joined her. A fourth seat left tor her party remained vacant. Every available inch of the gallery was packed. Offers of five, ten and I comma ?"?ra ,or admission were common, and even Jloo was offered for a ticket, it is alleged hi^ ,SeP*,or ?d Representative had one ticket to dispose of. One Rep X '' m!ud ,h*? he had to , P?>Ple. to ever, one of which he wanted to give a ticket. Sneaks la. Tk??. 0? One doorkeeper, who had just ejected a person who had slipped In and was being made the subject of many disparaging remarks, said to a young girl standing near "I am ^on'T?bit V di8?PP?'nted as these people are. ? The President does not intend to a*a> Jong. He reassured Con gress that the avenues of communi cation will be kept entirely open so that the people may be kept fully advised of all that is done at the conference and so that he. while away, may be in constant touch with government affairs here. ? This is the substance of what the President said in that portion of his speech relating to the trip abroad The President laid before Con gress his legislative program. In cluding the following subjects: Snkstaaee ef Plana. 1 Reconstruction regarding which he urged measures to insure em ployment for the returning soldiers, (the return as speedily as possible or business and industry to their normal channels, and a policy of (developing arid and swamp land .so that millions of acres now use | less may be thrown open to settle I ment. . j 2. Financial assistance to Belgium and Northern France to aid in their physical rehabilitation. I S. Speedy enactment of the reve nue bill so that business may know what burdens i* will have to carrv in the coming- two years. 4 Enactment of the naval pro gram for the building of Dread noughts and cruisers during the coming- three yeara. 5. Railroad legislation to provide against the return of the railroads to their owners under the old con ditions. 6. Extension of the suffrage to women, in recognition of their serv ice to the country during the war 7. Ratification of the . Colombian treaty. For the most part the Senators and Representatives received the President's statement of his pro gram of legislation in absolute sil ence. There wss faint applause when he stated that the railroads should not go back to their owners under the old system. but only faint Almsst a Sank. It was evident when the President entered the hall to make his address that among the Republicans there was manifest a disposition to treat him as shabbily as they possibly could without transgressing the bounds of actual courtesy Not a single Re-, publican member of either house ap plauded when the President was es corted to the rostrum The applause 'was started on the Democratic stof artd the President turned in that di rection and smiled his acknowledg menta. Then as he slowly allowed his gare to l irn to the Republican side he saw the entire membership of that party standing silently and quietly at attention The President rose above the sting of the intended rebuke The sren. did not leave his fsoe as he gated d'r?ftfon of the Republic.* and then bis rlanc. waiidered fop ? WuZT UP 10 th' **Berr Hr? * Uaon wm ?*ated. ^ th<BT. w tujjje^U the froD, ^"^uxrjrzLZ ^ *" 5rueU>r administered a> th* ' continued the lack of cor dUm> on the part of hta a^W *[** momentarily mor, and ov>r? oppreaalve. Only once did th,. k! publican, applaud and that ?*,? wbet[ men?l^f ?f Prr"hln* and !Sim, mrrr ..Ukt ^ ,hen ** ?-*?. Rebel VelL When the Preaident r. ached that PortJon of hi, apeech dealln. with IffarSn l?t P-ua?l for th. rrartion of a second and tbea m. ?.ared tol<1 ""?y he thomrht tt to *? Senator* and Rep ha" b**n 'oOowuic Ma atatement of the lejrtalative pro fwn aomewhat llatlaa.iv rave <4o?. attention to what he now had lo aat tt. and far over on !Z?Tlln "6'J'"rf W" ?~*Z . I yelL >r^ ^ijroro?* handclap P^? ?yd Bui richl *rwr In frtmt er thelrreeident aat some of the lead Senator, of hia own part\ and *7 " " ?'?~1 to their sel? ! ?r. l?a? Ifc l>emoerattc Sena 'smJttTT? r on' ^"W'ea". ?f M'Ch,e" Th* ?"t aa, In ! The President flniahed hi. ,n~?-h h^tne'/"d !' *' thourh the I hostile demonstration bad viaibly af oonwwn) on riot rwo ?FOCH may fix i kaiser'S FATE His Seizure by Force Dis cussed at London Conference. ^?~~2sx.vjra , ssy.ssr*? sc ^ n**y. be nut^i that ? J?^under d.scua.lon for aSEJ^S fom.er emperor by force if be d??rnt come read.lv once th, fom,aT<??L^ ' ?~" fender ha, been madT Franco-nntiah authorities a?rre? thai | e\ery detail must work smoothly a. one of tbe conferee, saidT^^* fcpondent. ?* eorre I tKi^u!^ must be no fumblinjr "With thin slippery customer." . ?k r?m e **ould naturally rio?t ot.r sirs rsrsircist inflicted upon heT However . cW.e'oTX"^ -01 j fro. th, -ea-^""^^, ^h^S,T^r'lk"y E. A. RUMELY INDICTED IN N. Y. MAIL CASE Accused of HoUimg Stock fie half of Germany ??S~*-rr ???;',? zrzs J? J-h*r*? u ?>*?? he on Oe ? j ? mTui ?tftoe ha> hsd ?K# or^Tn'trr1 ?f -*??? or stock in the 8. ft McClur. v._. !XrrJ?S?r?!!r ,n h'h,lf ot ?h* 'uperiai merman novornment ^ ?n Un',ed Statea. and that Ihe Alltl ^Lr'POrt thMM> folding* u, rvoperty Custodian The second count ch?n<>>. failed to report to the \ikn Proie^T Custodian the fact tbat since Octotwn ?? mr be had Seen IndebSlTo ^ Imperial German roTerament in the I >?m of U.4Bl,7on. ,B ^ A fine not ?eeedlnr (Mam or 1m prtaonment not to exceed tei vear. or both la the penalty which may be lm posed on each count. BOLSHEVIK! DRAFTING MEN. Red Troop. Are Being Landed from Rufsiac Fleet Copenhaven. I>ec. f._Tha IVH.be Tlkl ?r* raising an armv by can acnptlnr man batweer n and tt according to Plnai.h advice* today Troopa are beinc landed ta t>., BalMc province, from a RnaaUa ?eet It ta reported the Rolaheelkl ?? tend to occupy Reval before tmm ar rival of th? British.