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THE WEATHER:
Tod* y?rrwttled. Tomorrow
Pair: fllifhtly colder. Hlicheat tem
perature yesterday. 54: loweat. 29.
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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
You will be interested in
G. P. 0. New* on LditonaJ
P*ge
NO. 4422.
WASHINGTON. D. C.. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1918.*
ONE CENT
REPORTS RILE
GERMANS AS
HOPE RECEDES
t
Socialist Paper Believes
Foch Will Fulfill Work
By Entering Berlin.
ANARCHY'S DOORSTEP
Indications Point to Allies
Occupying the Whole of
Hunland.
Amsterdam. Dec. 3.?Berlin through
out today was in a high state of ex
citement over two developments:
1. The German preee says there is
no hope of the armistice being pro
longed.
2. Marshal Foch. according to Vor-,
waerts, sent an ultimatum to Ger-i
many, which expired at 10 a. ra. yes- |
terday. demanding the delivery on
the best and strongest locomotives
among the 5.C00 demanded by the al- I
lies. --
Dr. Mathlas Erxberger. head of the |
German Armistice Commission, pro
tested ^o Foch that fulfilment Of this j
demand was impossible. He made a |
plea for a respite. |
From the situation as it stood late
today Vorwaerts draws the conclusion |
that the allies will occupy the whole .
of Germany.
??Foch." says the Socialist paper,,
which is the organ of the Ebert gov
ernment. "intends to fulfill his work j
by entering Berlin. But the realiza- ]
tion of the plan to occupy the whole
of Germany is no light task."
BrftUh Fleet at Llbaa.
A fleet of British destroyers has
arrived at l^ibau. according to Ger- j
man dispatches this afternoon, which
added that a British fleet was ex- j
pec ted at Wilhelmshaven today.
The crushing weyrht of her defeat
is dawning on all Germany and the
conditions irt the Fatherland are con
sequently assuming a panicky aspect.
At Berlin the spartacus group is agi
tating the general arming of the "pro
letariat." which, if carried out. would
mean the breaking loose of the Red
terror.
The foreign diplomatic corps in the
Prussian capital has asked the Ebert
Government for protection, fearing
the inception of anarchy.
For the first time since the revolu
ion started political and social con
ditions in Bavaria are critica and
Kurt Eisner, the Premier and hith
erto the "strong man'* seems t? be
oeinsf ground. Runs on the banks.ond
the Post Office in Munich are re
ported. Rioters stormed the Depart
ment of the Interior shouting "Down
with Eisner.'"
Drlf'^w* T?w*r?l ?i v-Vvirlsm.
In Bremen the soldiers are being dis
armed and their weapons are given to
the workmen. This is a further step
toward terrorist rule in tho former
"fre?? city.** now a soviet republic.
The Ebert government has allowed
the Hohenxollern princes to leave Ger
many. provided they do not take their
private fortunes with them. Of these
the government intend* to dispose
later. The princes are reported to
have accepted the ofTer. most ?Jf them
going to Switzerland. Prince August
Wilhelm and his wife have decided to
go to Argentina.
The Frankfurter Zcitufig says the
archbishop of Munich has caused Pope
Benedict to request President Wilson/
and the allies to relax the rigor of
the blockade, in order to permit the
revictualing of Germany. The Vatican
also appealed to the heads of the Cath
ode Church in the allifed countries to
ose their influence toward that end.
the Frankfort paper says.
RETRENCHMENT
POLICY BEGUN
Secretary Baker Reports
$2,600,000 Saved by
Cancellation.
A saving of $2,600,000 by the can
collation and modification of war
contracts has been effected since the
signing of the armistice. Secretary
of War Baker told the House Ap
propriations Committee, it was an
nounced yesterday.
??This is a variable figure," ex
plained the Secretary. "changing
and increasing all the time."
In reply to a question as to the
recent decision of the Controller of
the Treasury, who declined to ap
prove of a standard form of .cancel
lation. the Secretary said yesterday:
M *1 have not had an opportunity to
Cstudy the Controller's decision, but
I understand from Mr. Crowell. As
sistant Secretary of War. that it -is
very embarrassing. I have asked
Mr. Crowell to prepare the draft of
some legislation to present to Con
gress to enable us to me?? our
ethical obligations."
In the standard cancellati4n con
tract. it was proposed to allow con
tractors holding orders rendered
unnecessary of fulfillment by the
signing of the armistice a sufficient
amount to safeguard them from un
just loss. The Controller ruled that
the Department was without au
thority to allow a sum in excess of
the value of raw materials held by
* controctor. less the salvage value
thereof.
Sale of Alien Property
In U. S. Draws Protests
An avalanche of protests against
??ale by the* government of alien prop
erty. now that the war Is over, has
struck the Department of Justice.
All sorts of claims?from charge
tthat the alien property custodian is
?acting in violation of constitutional
lights to allegations that the power
Lf the law under which he operates
Vnds with peace?are being filed
yt is likely the peace conference will
f?$termlnfe whether German property
m allied countries shall be sold to
-?sc in part the necessary funds for
ndenml(y1ng Belgium, northern
France and other invaded countries.
The Department of Juatio? is also
working on the problem of a "just
?roper-SALioi!" for seised vessels.
CLUB TO BUY -|
FOOD URGED
??? /
| Commissioner Gardner, in
Address, Outlines Ad
vantages of Plan. ...
Pointing out the great international
need of food conservation, the greats
advantage in cost as well as in con
servation, which can be had by or
dering food commodities through the
postal service. Commissioner W.
Gwyn Gardiner urged the Columbia
Heights Citizens' Association at a
meeting last night at the Wilson Nor
mal School to form a club for the
purpose of buying food products di
rect from the farmer.
Mr. Gardiner told how he shipped
500 bushels of grain to the United
States Grain Corporation last sum
mer, thereby making 2% cents per
bushel more than any other farmer in
that locality in Maryland. besides
paying less for inspection, and avoid
ing the 5 per cent commission paid
by his fellow farmers to the commis
sion merchant.
"Thousands of dollars were lost
to the farmer and to the consumer
because the farmers did not know
of the offer of the United States
Grain Corporation to buy all ship
ments of grain at a specified min
imum cost," said Mr. Gardiner. The |
commissioner strongly advocated;
that a similar system of buying be
! adopted here in the District. He
suggested that experts be appoint
I ed to buy all commodities direct
from the farmer, who would sell to
the retail merchants at a reasonable
profit, of for instance, one per cent,
which would be sufficient to pay
them the excellent living salaries,
I which their work would merit.
A resolution along the lines of
I Mr. Gardiner's suggestions introduc
ed by J. Clinton Hiatt, was adopted
by the association as follows:
Resolved. That we urge upon the
members of the association and the
I citizens In this section to conserve
food, as requested by Mr. Hoover.
Federal Food Administrator and
Mr. Clarence R. Wilson, District
food administrator in order that the
nation may send sufficient food to
our allies and to our soldiers who
are still in France; and also approve
the new organization known as the
District Food Council.
A resolution was also adopted
thanking M. O. Chance. District Post
master for re-establishing the post
office in Postoffice Hall on Park road
I between Hyatt place and Fourteenth
| street northwest This postoffice will
j reopen on December 12.
URGE LAND ARMY ?
WORK BY WOMEN
Promolor of Movement Will Tell
of Progress Made.
Miss Sophia Carey, representa
tive in America for the British Land
Council and official "speaker for rfc?
Federal Food Roard of New York,
and for the Woman's Land Army of
America, will speak^of the work of
( the Woman's Land Army and why
I it should continue after the war at
a meeting of the Woman's Land
Army of America, at the Washing
ton Club. 1010 Seventeenth street,
tonight.
Mrs. F. L. Ransome. chairman D.
C. Divisirft Woman's Land Army of
America, will preside, assisted by
Mrs. Bertha Taylor Voorhorse, Jun
ior Examiner D. C. Division Wom
an's Land Army of America, U. S.
Employment Service.
It is expected that men promi
nent in the official life of the Capital
chiefs of government departments,
and of civic organizations will be
present.
Miss Carey represents many Brit
ish organizations, among them be
ing the British Land Council, the
National Political League and Lord
Robert's Memorial Workshops for
Disabled Soldiers and Sailors in
America.
Senate Will Receive
Revenue Bill Thursday
The revenue bill will be reported
to the Senate on Thursday, Senator
Simmons announced after a confer
ence of the members of the Finance
Committee yesterday.
The committee received the revised
print of the bill from the. printing
office and spent the entire afternoon
going over it and checking up the
changes made by the committee since
the bill was received from the House.
About one-third of the bill was gone
over in this manner.
Senator Simmons has decided upon
no program for the consideration of
the bill by the Senate, although he
has been assured that the opposition
of the Republican Senators will make
it impossible to get the bill passed
at the present session.
Rep. Osborne Introduces
Bill Against Red Flag
| The red flag of the I. W. W.'s.
' anarchists, so-called internationalists
and oth^r such organizations never
1 again can be legally unfurled in the
j I'nited States if a bill introduced in
j the House yesterday by Representa
1 tive Harry Z. Osborne becomes a
j law. Mr. Osborne introduced the
1 bill by request of the Sons of Rcvo
I lutioa. of Los Angeles, ?Cal.. but
stated later that he war in thorough
accord with its purpose and would
i press for its early enactment.
Imprisonment of the officers and
members of organizations displaying
unlawful banners Is fixed at from
five to twenty-five yeag*. In addition
; to a fine of from Sl.oon to $10,000.
| BELGIANS TO RETURN HOME
Thousands of Womend and Child
! ren Journey from Great'Britain
London. Dec. 3.?Thousands of
j Belgian women, children and old
men housed, clothed and under med
ical care In England r^>d Scotland
for the last four years, wilf begin
returning to their homes in Antwerp
next week.
As soon as the roads and railways
in the interior of Belgium have
been repaired Belgian civilians from
other parts of the liberated king
doms will be returned.
Sckooaer Abandoned Off Henry.
Norfolk. Va.. Dec. 3.?The Joseph
P. Cooper, a three-masted schooner,
has b**n abandoned 200 miles off
Cape Henry. The crew was landed
here from the derelict.
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Above is a reproduction of the Certificate of Distinguished Merit presented by "The Editor and Publisher" in a recent Liberty x*oan
Editorial contest. Six hundred and thirty-six noted writers, representing the largest newspapers of every section of the United States, sub
mitted editorials on the Fourth Liberty Loan. The Washington Herald was the only Washington newspaper whose editorial was among
the 6ve best editorials selected. The honor editorial published by this paper was among the five reprinted by "The Editor and Publisher"
because of their excellence.
FULL CASUALTY|
! LIST BY JAN. 1
1 Baker Promises Senate to
Rush Completion; Calls I
Delays Unavoidable.
The premise that greater speedj
will be employed in making public
j the casualty lists of American sol- '
' diers and sailors abroad was given
| to the Senate Military Affairs Com-'
mittee yesterday by Secretary Baker,
i (Jen. March and Assistant Secretary,
j Keppel.
Kven at the promised rate of pub- \
ilication. however, the last of the]
names can not be given out before j
; the first of January. There are 160,- ;
j 000 names yet to be announced.
Secretary Baker said that, wisely]
lor otherwise, speed had been sacri-j
I flced to accuracy in order that con- i
| fusion might not arise and that j
' mistakes might not be made in an* j
! nouncing the names of those killed!
'or wounded. He said that the 1 tots j
| arrived distressingly glow at first,
but that in response to repeated urg
ings from the War Department, Gen.
Pershing began sending the names I
with greater dispatch.
Denlen Holding I p List*.
In reply to a suggestion made by
one of the Senators Secretary Baker
emphatically denied that any lists
had been held back purposely in
order to convey the impression that
victories were being won without
. great losses. He said the choked
I condition of the cables had a great
J deal to do .with causing the delay
and in spite of the fact that more
clerks had been added to the force
it had been found impossible to work
with any greater celerity.
Senator New said that parents of!
boys in the expeditionary force pro
tested bitterly against the long dc- !
l*y in receiving news of the cajJU
alties, and said that It took twelve
days on the average to get from the
1 War Department any word concern
ing individual cases.
CONTINUED ON PAGE THRU.
Government Will Observe
Wheat Price Guarantee
The guarantee of the price for the
1919 wheat crop will be carried out
by the government, the Food Admin
istration announces.
Just how the 1919 wheat crop will
be handled, whether the grain cor
poration will continue after the death
of the Food Administration until the
1919 crop has been satisfactorily dis
j posed of, is a matter yet to be de
termined. Food Administration of
ficials are considering how I .est to
handle the situation and yet keep
within the bounds of the I,ever act.
The Presidents proclamation on
September 2 stated that wheat pro
ducers are guaranfced $2.26 per bushel
at Chicago.
Chicago Bart .be Red Fla?.
Chicago. Dec. 3.?Display of the red
flag was barred In Chicago today. The
city council adopted a resolution pro
hibiting this or any similar emblem,
i A fine of 1300 ih provided. Two Social
ist members voted against the bill.
Persecute Jews In Berlin.
Berlin, Dee. ??Placards distributed
| throughout the city charge that all
jews are slackers and attack Kurt
! Klaner, head of the Bavarian govern
ment. Other placards urge a pogrom.
M t"w?d? Land Tomorrow.
Nei c. 3.?The transport
g American troops
; hom* delayed by fog and
j will rot * ere until 6 a. m. to
! morr . #. -
iEditorial Which Won Certificate of Di?in*tn^hed Merit*.
Let There Be No Saffron Streak.
This is Liberty Loan Day.
Its dawning is shadowed by a cloud which, if our courage were |
fiot- of the American brand, would presage defeat. The returns on
the Fourth Liberty Loan are piore than discouraging. They are ,
alarming. This is no doubt due t<i the epidemic that is raging through
out the country. This epidemic has probably touched in some de- I
gree every home in Washington. Naturally its nearness has in
trenched fear in the mind af everyone.
But it must not be allowed to defeat the liberty loan.
American courage must not be of the brand that falters before
reverse*.
That sort of courage is of a saffron tint. It is Germanic. Teutons i
are courageous while their horde steeps in victory. But we have
learned many times of the "Kamerad" shrieking German when the I
tide of battle goes against him. He cannot face cold steel. The j
bands must play for him and only while victory rests temporarily on
his banner can he fight unafraid. ..
Right now we are facing cold steel. Not in the form of a bay- |
onet, but in the subtle destruction of a plague. Are we going to j
falter? Are we going to utter the yellow battle cry "Kamerad5"
We must remember that even at its utmost, the danger of the I
plague docs not measure up with the danger that our armed forces I
are facing every day "over there."
We like to hear the bands play. We enjoy that thrill which j
comes from spontaneous action, individually and as a wh?lc.
But now that wc are forced to go forward without speeches, with- |
out material reminders, without having our names read aloud from
the rostrum, without an audience to our participation, wc must put
not one whit less force behind our power to shove the Fourth Lib
erty Loan with a momentum that will rock the walls of Potsdam.
It should be unnecessary to sell liberty bonds. If there ever was
a sure thing, our liberty loans deserve that description. It siirtply
means one brand of currency exchanged for another and that other
the more valuable. From the date of purchase it begins earning. The
value of its security can never diminish.
I'.xhortations seem ambiguous, but there is one phase that should
be kept constantly before us. ? ' )
The Fourth Liberty Loan is a supreme proposition. Supreme
becausc it represents the greatest financial transaction of all time.
Supreme because it is the foundation of the greatest of wars in the
world's history. Supreme because it is the nourishment which enables
our soldiers to make the supreme effort which they are now making
on the Western front.
Participation in this supreme movement cannot be given to those
who are not in turn willing to make their efforts supreme. There is
no room for pikers. To be a part of this wonderful effort you must
be willing to "go the limit." A purchase of a fifty-doilar bond is only
sufficient where that fifty dollars represents every possible cent that
you own or that is prospective. Suppose you should not be able to
finish your payments. At all times you have an investment on which
your principal can be realized. There is no argument. You have but
one course. X9U must buy to the utmost and you must take the
iiviti^tive.
Go today and enter your subscription. You may not see your |
name in the paper, but in your own heart you will know that you are |
an integral part of the mighty machine which is making the world
dccent.
If you arc not convinced too per cent, ponder over this! The
liberty loan is not going to fail. That money represents an obligation
of this government. It would be better if it should come volun
tarily. But if the liberty loan is not subscribed the government has
the power to take the money from you. And the government will
do it. The money has been spent. No matter if we should plant
the American flag over the imperial palace in Berlin tomorrow, this
money would be just as necessary as if our boys were back of the >
old Hindcnburg line. ^ .
And just suppose for one brief instant that the German govern
ment was floating a loan in our country. What sort of terms and
? interest would you expect then?
In another column of our paper today we print a subscription
pledge. Cut it out and fill in a figure that represents your utmost
and mail it to the Liberty Loan Committee. It is your enlistment in
the ranks of the supreme. It will erace the slightest hint of saffron.
Buy your Fourth Liberty Loan bonds today.
Victor Berger Indicted.
Madison, Wis.. Dec. 5.?Another In
dictment against Congressman-elect
Victor L. Berger on charges of violat
ing the espionage act, was announced
by Federal authorities here today. The
charges. were said to be based on
stories printed in Berbers newspaper.
Bandy AMifned to Camp Lee.
Camp L/ee, V?, Dec. 3.?MaJ. Gen
Omar Bundy will arrive at Camp !.?('
next i-ine> and will ?uceee?J
Brig. <? ' Hui-rv Johnaon aa camp
comma;! >t . Gen. Bundy la the
third w ? )' if the camp tn two
waeka. |
SHIP PROGRAM
WAS SUCCESS
Delivery- of Vessels Fell
Short But Merchant Ma
rine Established.
How far short of expectations the
contract program of the Emergency j
Fleet Corporation has fallen and yet
how successful it has been in making
an American merchant marine Is dis
closed in figures prepared by Admiral
Bowles and received in Washington
yesterday.
According to the admiral's figures, j
the wooden shipbuilding program has
been an almot complete failure.
Whereas 444 wood ships were expect- I
ed to have been delivered by October !
31, only 92 had been delivered by that
date, representing a failure of 97 per j
cent.
Failure to get engines and boilers'
for these Phips. due to war demands, j
is understood to be the chief reason J
for failure to deliver more.
Delivery of requisitioned ships came j
close to the expected mark. Of the:
2S8 required for delivery by October 31. 1
according to the admiral's figures, all j
but six have been delivered, a failure i
of only 3 per cent.
Sterl Ship Deli verie*.
The steel-ship program fell short of
deliveries by 46 per cent. Of these
ships 229 were required for delivery
up to October SI, but only 10G had
been delivered.
The }hree large fabricating yards
which had promised 1.030.0W dead
weight tons by January l had de
livered only flO.firtO tons, representing
a failure that accounts largely for the
apparent failure in the contract pro
gram. according to Admiral Bowles.
Great I^akes and Pacific Coast yards
were in active operation at the out
break of the war. while the Atlantic
Coast yards that were operating at
that time were busy on navy work,
throwing upon the Fleet Corporation
the necessity of creating new yards.
Admiral Bowles Is said to have ex
plained that the large fabricating
yards could not be expeefced to fulfil
all they anticipated. I>ack of experi
ence in shipbuilding in these yards on
the part of the m^n in charge is said
to be largely responsible.
Now that the yards have gotten '
d<*vn to a working basis, organised j
and systematized, it will be possible
to produce a great number of du
plicate ships and do it more cheaoly
: than any yards can produce a variety
of types.
| The closing year will see approxi
mately 3,500.000 deadweight tons of
ships constructed?a f^at experienced
[shipbuilders told Congress last year
|could not be approached.
j The program for 1919 calls for
double that amount of tannage.
The trustees of the floet corporation ;
held a long meeting In "Washington
yesterday.
The board i.s understood to be
encouraged by the outlook. It is
pointed out that nn American mer
chant marine is essential as a part
1 of the United States navy and to
I carry American commerce.
\ K3h S?lf in Shooting Gallery.
Nashville, Tenn . Dec. 3?The body!
of Cyrus Dorr. United States Ma
rine. who killed himself late yes
terday. is being held for government,
disposition. Lorr was passing through
the city and went into a shooting
gallery and shot himself No cause
for -the deed is known. He lived in j
Kansas City.
"FW" Rages in Dlioois.
Evanston, 111., Dec. 3.?Unless In/
fiuenra conditions improve in the
next twenty-four house this city will
be placed "r*r?r ?or ran tine, accord
ing to * i. < < ? missioner Roon
I today > re at ?e of physician:
has been t >.*?'? to fight a nev
outbreak the ?piofmic. There ar*
275 cases. . +
GOD BLESS YOU,
D. C. SHOOTS, AS
WILSON LEAYES
Thousands in Midnight j
Throng at Union Station !
to Sec President Off.
CHEERED BY SOLDIERS
Men Break Ranks as Exe
cutive Passes; Party Will
Sail Today.
"Good-by, Mr. President- God bleas
you."
Several thousand enthusiastic Wash
ington tans and one dignified, striped -
pray pussy cat crowded the Union
Station last night to bid the Presi
dent Godspeed on the first lap of his
journey to the peace conference?the
trip to New York In the Presidential
car, the "Ideal."
The tiny, gray cat slipped past the
guards at the entrance of the Presi
dent's private waiting room, ana
waited Just inside the door for the
Presidential party. When the Presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson stepped from
tneir machine, pussy was among the
dignitaries that escorted them to the
train, and it is doubed if any one
member of that highly important and
serious escort realized the responsi
bility of their ofTlce as much as that
patriotic feline.
C%?erH by Soldier*.
As the party passed through the
waiting room several hundred khaki
slad stalwart figures stood rigidly I
tt salute, but as Mr. Wilson went
through the ranks smiling and lift- 1
ing his hat the solemn dignity of
the men broke and cheer after cheer
followed the President to the train.
Mrs. L. Mason Gulick, head of the
canteen station located in the Presi
dent private room, presented Mrs. i
Wilson with a huge bouquet of ;
white and gold chrysanthemums. 1
tied with gorgeous streamers of
red. white and blue.
Passing through the waiting room
and past the rows of khaki, mingled ';
with the blue of the soldiers of
France, the Presidential party went
into the concourse where the great- j
er part of the crowd had collected \
to bid them farewell.
Cries of "Say hello to Paris for
me." and "Take care of yourself." j
were mingled with the "God bless 1
you. Mr. President." and the "Come j
back to us safely." of those who real
ised the importance of the mission!
on which the Chief Executive was i
going. There may be a difference of'
opinion on Capitol Hill regarding the!
Presidential trip, but in the crowd in J
Union Station last night there was:
only one thought?the President was |
going: away, and every individual
member of the throng wished him
well with all their hearts.
Bid* I'olmaa KarvwfIL
Maj. Pullman, of the District police |
force, commanded the entire force of i
captains and lieutenants detailed to I
guard the President's departure. The)
President and Mrs. Wilson, as they
stepped from the Presidential car.
paused to thank the major for his,
care and to bid him farewell.
On the observation platform of the
"Ideal" a grinning colored porter
waited to take Mrs. Wilson's flowers
and the bags of the crowd. A hun
dred or so newspaper men, detectives |
and a few scattered spectators who I
had slipped through the lines watched I
the President mount the car steps, i
carefully assisted by an attentive]
conductor, and lifting his hat to the!
crowd vanish through the rear door I
of the car. On the "Ideal'? will be j
the President a?d Mrs. Wilson. Miss '
Edith Benham, Mrs. Wilson's secre- j
tary: Dr. Grayson, and Mr. Close, the!
President's stenographer. Other mem- J
bers of the party will ride in the sec- ,
tions in the front reserved for them. I
In the party besides tho^e on the
"Ideal** are Secretary and Mrs. Lan
sing. Henry White, the American Am
bassador to Great Britain, and Mrs
Davidson; the French Ambassador and
Mme. Jusserand. the Italian Ambas
sador and the Countess de Cellert. the
Belgian Minister and a large party of
secretaries tnd aids. Secretary Tum
ulty went to New York on the Presi-j
dential train, but will return Thurs
day. The train left the city at 12;JP.
The party are expected to board the
George Washington early today, but It j
is understood that the exact hour of
Its sailing will not be made public as
the President does not wish any cere
monies.
FOOD PRODUCTION
IN PENNA. CURTAILED
Drain of Men to War Needs Has
Hit State Hard.
Food production in Pennsylvania is
hard hit, by the drain of men to
munitions factories, building and other
war Industries according to Fred
Brenckman. of the Pennsylvania state
Grange who Is In Washington for the
week at the headquarters of the Na
tional Boardo f Fr.rm Organisations.
615 Woodward building. Business of
the two organizations calls him to
this city in connection with food pro
duction.
"More than any other state," said
Mr. Brenckman. yesterday, "has Penn
sylvania suffered. So many factories
and other forms of industry are lo
cated in her borders. I know in one
county a number of farms of 120
acres, with, only one man to work it.
In several cases this one man. to the
120 acres, was drafted."
Carolina "Flu" Total Large.
Greenwood. S. *C.. Dee. 5. ? Pfste
Board of Health of South Carolina
states today that 4.274 person* dled
of influenza and subsequent cause*
in the State durir* the month of
October, not including Camp Wads
worth. which has net yet reported.
Camp Sevier had 22? deaths and
Camp Jackson had 354 deaths. In
the State 1.S1? were white and 2.231
were negroes.
A1 General Eabuptt UM
Alt y*ner?l ?mb?nto*? hav?
T:**sd * railroad administration an
n *terday. At the aame ttnv.
,of ? authorised announcement
l, t. >' probably would be no ne
v for any embargoes this wln
-
Congress in Turmoil as
Quarrel Over Propriety
of Mission Goes On.
CRITICISM IS BITTER
Sherman, in Fiery Attack,
Warns Wilson of Mark
Anthony.
i^e"4dM" 1"! <1*7 Id Wut.
m*ton prior to hi. departure on the
PeK* mission to Europe ?u marked
b> a continuation of the fierce debata
wlsdom^'V Ji' PTOPrt?t> end U>*
wisdom of his going
The constitutional
yal"r'.hi* >g*Tln? ?>? country ?n
repeated with heat and vigor A
thrown'0. hU omof *?<*-' ??
thrown into the turmoil though cob
m!!^ly n0t W'th "?* >x>[? that It
rerolutlon to restrict the peao. com
missioner. to discuss nothing -von#
the removal of the German menael
,n "d ?" "?? precedent# aixT
unwritten Uw. which seem to b.nd
the occupant of the presidential omZL
neraain within the confines of the.
ST7? up lnd E?5S
r;;c8,u" *nd"" ">???
The debate ahd the oratory broacht
noreaponae from the White How
rne moat significant development of
T . W" th' Issuance of a formal
by James R Mann the Re
publican leader in the House in vhtrh
for their attacks upon the President,
and counseled them to ceas< findinr
?2j?rv""? 10 "*
from the .on. of
Mr. Mum statement that he is of
th?' the fortune of
Republican party will not be aided hi
past few days^ dur1n? ">?
Decries Criticism.
orI,.71V?" ,h*> the Republican.,
them. XrXia-^tS^f
well v.. u.. _ w now
' *a* performed the taak to
"JJJ J1*" bent himself a* the lead
er of America s peace deterst?n
This la Mr Mann"s
f T^'re w'" *>e no concent mt
of Jh0"u M,t ot the Republicans
den?h:"OUW to ?mb*rr?* the Presl- ,
l Tm of .h WV "*** h" U
I ana of the opinion that th#? Amm
can pcop,e not
Pk' ? W,lh *ny to pin-ivWrk
io i?"". n; Wh'!<- " sbroaT^S
'? ?ttl Porta it a misstoi. Personam
am not at all In sympathy wit*
y of ,h* resolutions ahlch have
appeared in the Senate and
regarding the President s ,b??
r'iblican members of the House as
* ***/ wl" certainly make no con
^ ?"Vr ?o emharraa or hsmper
President 'n any way, while he
is engaged abroad on a mission that
affects so vitally the Interest* of
K ^* ran people I beliere ha
should have the support of Con
gress Insofar as those interests at*
involved and that factional vrlfk
ought not to be permitted to l > r
fere m ith his mission or to r-??*
the rest of the world the In prtaT"^
V"?.'J*1 U" American peopls
[divided on issues involving tha
i peace of the world.
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RUM CARGO H.D
IN AMBULANt ;
Baltimore Police Nab H
Using Red Cross Car
Transport Liquor.
I ?
I Trying to transport sixteen ? #f
whisky In . Red Croas .mbuluta
proved too audacious an undertaking
| for a man who told Baltimore poltea
| he was David Oatrech. of this ctty.
j according to word received here lata
j lsat night.
I Ostrech. whose name do? not ap
I P*?r !n the city dlnscton . was ?p
"?"Jw 1 t>y " B*tt,'nore polloeman.
?On an errand of mercy probaWv
was .n the mind, of the
s?nc" ,hn ,h*
However, a traffic policeman ar^ii
the ambulance ard noticed the .jar
bore a paper license tag as we I as
a metal one
I He hcid np "hie hand and th> -a#
was stopped. Half expecting t. ??w
an injured person or ? corpse Vc
policeman was taken ahack
he spied the wholesale sr->c|i f
: boose.
Ostrech was fined 18 in>: L ? <
for having no n^tistration rs'rird
?1.. and costs f9r 1^'ng w '.bfot a
drlTcrs* card.
In addition this the ambit. e
which Ostrech df' tared lie ha4 t. ?'
chased from the Waahlngton Utnl*
of the Red Cross for J2J; w?> ???
dered h?-ld by Awtomohli. Otw-j'f*
I sloner Haughman 'intil detalVfflH
j the purchase are Investigated : 'i
( Ostrech rpi not *Trtved ad* ?? T
whisky, hut he- was for.-,-, a
Husband Kitfed al Cr.*vji ^
Sues McAdoo for $50 0$
Trenton. K J., Dec 1?A salt
recover f.'i.HK damages for tha iteatk
of her husband was filed In iUr PVd
. era) court today against WtiUaa O
| McAdoe Director Oe*aral of 1??
I roads, by Mrs Ormce F?>-tal, of
I Bloomfleld
1 The eult charge* that Oariee V
Feytel. late husband of the petit ioa?r
was klllad at a grade croasing In
Bloomfleld on the tracks of tbe Kria
| Railroad.

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