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OF WAR COST Secretary Also Recom mends Retirement Leg islation in Report. The enactment of an' equitable re tirement law for cirll service em ployes is a measure of Justice to faith ful public servants who have devoted their lives and talents to the govern ment. declared Secretary McAdoo in his annual report for the fiscal year of 1518. made public yesterday, which is virtually the financial history of America's part in the war. Secretary McAdoo has made recom mendations in'prevlous annual reports for this legislation. The necessity for effective action of some character along the line of a retirement law. Secre tary McAdoo stated, has been in creased during the period of the war. He believes that in the interest of economy and increased efficiency in the work of the government business as well as Justice for lon? and faith ful service this ruling should be made. War Rink Plan. It is suggested that the retirement law be modelled after the War Risk Insurance plan, making the legisla tion an insurance as well as a pen sion. T^e attention of Congress is called to this question. For the fifteen months, ending last June 30. Secretary McAdoo estimated that the actual cost of the war. after the normal expenses of running the government on a peace basis is sub tracted. amounted to $13,322,000,000. Nearly half of this expenditure. how ever. went into permanent invest ments. such as shipyards, ships and war Teasels, army camp* and in loans to allies or to American war indus tries. \ The War Department during this period spent 1"?.?4.000,000 and the Navy . $1.?568.000.00G. The naval expenditures ? included the construction of new ves sel*. machine.*}', equipment, armament and permanent construction at the navy yards. For the support of the army the government paid $4,412,000,000. The disbursements to the civil estab lishments of the government were $*. 966.000.000. with the ordinary receipts, exclusive of the liberty loans, amount ing to $4,174,000,000. ' I *oans to allies ' ^during the year totaled $4,174,000,000 additional. Dlacastfx Future. In prophesying the disbursements during the present year Secretary Mc Adoo could not calculate closely be cause of the sudden announcement of peace. In round numbers it is estimat ed that tbe expenditures for this year ^ will be $30,687,000,000 for government purposes, with $4,373,000,000 for loans to ellies and $2,540,000,000 for redemption of outstanding certificates and debt cancellations, totaling approximately $27,718,000.00# The report disclosed for the first time the activities of the Treasury Department to buy up liberty bonds in an effort to keep their price above par. Up to November 1. it is shown. JW4.036.500 worth of bonds had been purchased on the open market for $234,310,000, or at 96 per cent face value. Secretary McAdoo stated that the war savings movement had resulted in the investment of $834,000,000 in these war securities. CLARENDON FOLKS HOSTS TO WOUNDED Citizens' Association Entertains Men from Walter Reed Hospital. The Soldiers' Committee of the Clarendon Citizens' Association en tertained fifteen convalescent sol diers from Walter Heed Hospital last night at the recreation room. Dinner was served at the res idence of Mrs. A. J. Porter, under a ' ladies' committee, composed of Mes l dames A. J. Porter. O. L Brig**, A. [ M. Dawson. J. T. Manning. A. F. i Snyder. Carl Sweivson. C. W. Hunt. ? O Campbell. E. Hagan. K. A. Tit I kin. Beery. J. K. N?vln and Edmln I ster. after which the members and f guests adjourned to the soldiers' recreation room, which has been es tablished at No. 1 Engine House, t here an interesting program was carried out. souvenirs and cigars being distributed. The guests, all of whom had re cently returned from active service ' over there were: Joseph Thibodeaus. E. Fifty-ninth Infantry. Louisiana; Elmer Grifflths. I. 103d Infantry. Eastport. Me.; John J. Lemaire. E. l'.Sth Infantry. Galveston. Tex.; Ed ward Ryea. E. Fifty-ninth Infantry. East Fairfield. Vt.: Lester Howe. H. Twenty-sixth Infantry. Williston. pf Dak.; Harry J. Hooley. E. 309th Infantry. Elizabethtown, N. J ; Thos. Bradley, A. Twelfth M. G. Bat taiion. Atlanta. Ga.: Hobart Gray, t l<?th Infantry. Forty-second Di l vision. Sunbury. Ohio; John I. Hite. Lserat Max G. Dice. ISSth Rainbow ? Division: W. J. Tetchaft. D. S. M.: ? Private Gebli. C. Seventh Infantry. Band James M. Hatcher. F. Eight f eenth Infantry. GIRLS! BEAUTIFY YOUR HAIR AND .. STOP DANDRUFF Hair Becomes Charming, Wavy, ' Lustrous and Thick in Few Moments. Every Bit of Dandruff Disappears I and Hair Stops Com I ing Out. I For a few cents you can save your hair In less than ten minutes you can Jouble *ts beauty. Your hair becomes light, wavy, fluffy, abundant and ap nenri as soft, lustrous and charming vs a young girl's after applying some Panderlne. Also try this?moisten a ?loth with a little Danderine and care fully draw It through your hair, tak ng one small strand at a time. This ?rill cleanse the hair of dust, dirt or -xcesslveooil. and in Just a few mo ments you have doubled the beauty >f vour hair. A delightful surprise swaits those whose hair has been ie2lected or la scraggy, faded, dry, Brittle or thin. Besides beautifying ?he hair. Danderine dissolves every article of dandruff, cleanses, purities in<1 invigorates the scalp, forever .topping itching and falling hair but ?hat Will please you most will be .fter a few weeks' use. when you se? 1Bw hair?fine aud downy at first *?hut really new hair growing all .-?? the scalp. It you care for pretty, ioft hair, and lots of it. surely get . -mail bottle of Knowlton's Dander l n, from any drug Jt?re or toilet k ,cu..ter and Just try lt?Adv. OLOMBIA TREATY MEETS CRITICISM Republican Senators Are Opposed to Payment of $15,000,000. Colombia's urgent need for funda majKhava influenced President Wtl >on in urging the Senate to ratify the pending treaty with Uiat re public. Senator* Mid y?sterda>_ Payment by the United State, of the |1S.000.000 provided for in the treaty, for land taken for canal pur poses, would help the Colombian government out of a tight place, it was pointed out. and would result in gratitude to this country. Republican Senators resented some what the President's urgent tone in asking that the treaty fee ratified. They declared that Secretary Lan sing some time ago told member* of the Foreign Relations Committee that the State Department did not want the treaty ratified in Its pres ent form. These Senators declared this puts responsibility for the next move up to Lansing. CITIZENS URGE YOTE FOR D. C. Oldest Inhabitants Associa tion Pleads for Suffrage As American Right. ! Americanization for Washington-1 ians was the theme of the addresses I of the fifty-third anniversary of the 'oldest Inhabitants' Association last evening In their hall at Nineteenth and H streets, northwest. "It petitions first for national rep resentation." said Theodore W. Noyes. president of the association, "because it believes that through the power which such representa tion will give all other good things municipal that are strongly desired, will be added to It. "We are not so much interested in the material capita! as we are In [the people who live here, their j rights, their Wrongs and their wel l fare. "We. therefore, the patriarchs or Washington, renew our demand for Americanization, for the application to us of the same vita! principles !of political equality, which all other 'Americans of the continental United States now enjoy, and to guarantee which 2.000.000 of Americans are now in Europe." The same subject was elaborated upon by Col. Robert N. Harper, presi dent of the District National Bank, who said that the District had fur nished more money and more men than several States who boasted two Senators and a Representative. Washington, the beautiful, was also discussed by Col. Harper, who sug gested many ways of improving tho i city. From Second to Fifteenth street northwest and from Pennsylvania 1 avenue to the Smithsonian and Agri I cultural Department grounds should f be rated, according to Col. Harper, and I a grand botanical garden such as the I world has never seen should be placed there. Here also should be I erected a building for each State, i which would illustrate to foreigners t by exhibit of products and bj- general 1 character the diversity and resource I of our country. Col. Harper also advocated the building of a great granite arch of triumph on Pennsylvania avenue to commemorate the war. Dr. Thomas Calver, poet laureate of the association, read a poem writ ten for the occasion entitled "The Peace Our Yankee Boys Bought." A tribute to German-Americans who were loyal to America was paid by William H. Dennis, of the District bar. A blank verse requiem over the old Washington was read by Albion I K. Parris, vice president of the as i sociation. Mr. Parris also elaborat i ed on the vicissitudes of war time I Washington. "A greater, grander, stronger and more superb Washington waits us." declared Mr. Parris. Singing of "America" and "Auld I^ang Syne by the Oldest Inhabiants was also a feature. Refreshments were serv ed after the program. Will Increase Rates for Expressing Money L?ow express rates on currency I: which have been granted to the gov I ernment since July. 1914. will be discontinued on the first of the year, it was arnounced by the Treasury Department vestarday. The American Railway Express, which was recently taken over in toto by the United States Railroad Administration, has notified the Treasury that the low rates put in to effect first by the U. S. Express Crmpany and continued by the Wells Fargo Company and the American Railway Express, will be abolished January 1 and the reg ular public rates charged. At the same time the Treasury announced that arrangements had been made with the Postofflce De partment for carrying currency at parcel post rates not only for the | Government but for banks as w?ll. ' Registry and Insurance is also pru j vided. Funeral Rites Are Held for John Henry Small Funeral services for John Small, well-known florist, were h?M at the home of his daughter. Mf*. Paul Sleman. 2*5 Macomb street. Cleveland Park, yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Mr. Small, who was ? years old. has been identified In the business and social life of Washington tor 40 years. The services yesterday afternoon were conducted by Rev. Dr. Joseph Dawson, of Cumberland, Md., and Rev. Dr. L#ucien Clartc. of Chevy Chase. Interment was in Rock Creek cemetery. TREASURY ISSUE REDEEMED. Holders of Treasury certificates of indebtedness. Series IV E, dated Sep tember 3 and maturing January 2. 1919. were notified by Secretaiy McAdoo yesterday that the certificates would be redeemed at par and Accrued in terest on December 19, In accordance with the redemption provisions. In terest on the certificates will cease on December 19. This is one of the issues put out in anticipation of the Fourth Liberty Loan. Burial of Lieut. C. M. Brown. Lieut. Charles M. Brown, who was _i aviator in the service of the Unit ed States, and formerly an employe of the city postofflce. was buried in Arlington Cemetery Monday with full military honors. Ueut Brown was killed in a fall from his machine at Fort Sill. Okla.. November 2S. He entered the army In Auguat. 1917. and received his com mission last summer. His sister, Mrs. J Hammond Brew er, Uvea at 306 Tedth street southwest. Navy Branch of Red Cross Hostess at Dedication of Quarters. The executive committee of the Navy Department Auxiliary of the American Red Cross were hostesses last evening at the opening- of the club rooms, at 1721 Corcoran court, for the pleasure and convenience of wom en war workers and other business women. The rooms are a combination of reading, writing,, sewing and music rooms. Talking machines, pianos, and sewing machines are there in abund ance. Each evening one of the ladies will be hostess and chaperon, as the women have the privilege of inviting their young men friends. I The music for the evening was fur- 1 nished by P. B. Hefner, I?. Quinones. j J. D. Pastrana, D. \V. Hall, N. J. Peterman, of the "Mayflower;" C. J. Bums, H. H. Hafford. J. T. Wy-1 coff and Jas. Tonnls, of the Seamen Gunners' Class; Corp. Godfrey and Private Volk. Miss Belle Bagley. sis ter of Mrs. Daniels, was accompanist, for Corp. Godfrey. Each evening one of the ladies of the committee will i be hostess. I Mrs. Josephug Daniels Is chairman! of the executive committee. Others! on this committee are: Mrs. George Dewey. Mrs. W. 8. Benson. Mrs. V. K. Fletcher. Mrs. Leigh C. Palmer. Mrs. I C. P. Peoples, Mrs. David Tayler. Mrs. W. C. Braisted, Mrs. A. L. Par sons, Mrs. Parks. Mrs. R. M. Ken nedy. Mrs. A. L. Willard, Mrs. Sea ton Schroeder. Mrs. George Barnett. Mrs. R. T. Griffin, Mrs. T. C. How ard. Mrs. D. W. Stitt. Mrs. Roger Wells. Mrs. Ralph Earle. CHEERED FROM SHORE, PRESIDENT DEPARTS ON SEAWARD WAY CONTINUED FROM PAGE ONE. States?does not favor the superiority of any nation on s?-a, but believe* the eea should be guarded by the whole world. President May Visit U. S. Boys in Germany Paris. Dec. 4.?President Wilson will enter Germany while he is in I Europe if present plans materialize. jThose in charge of President Wil son's sojourn on this side of the j Atlantic have tentatively included ; in his program a review of American troops including veterans of the' Marne, St. Mihiel, and the Argonne Meuse battles. Since most of these units that ere not returning to the United States are included in the army of occupa tion. the President is expected to in spect them in the Rhineland. Gen. Pershing will accompany him on the tour of inspection. I Secretary Lansing and other mem bers of the Wilson party are sched uled to visit some of the battlefields in France made famous by American victories. Col. E. M. House has sufficiently recovered from the attack of influ enza to take short outdoor walks. His physician hopes Col.. House will be able to go to Brest to meet Mr Wilson. Creel's Aids Making Home in Paris. | Paris. Dec. 4.?With the arrival to day from England of Edgar Sisson. J accompanied by five assistants and thirty clerks, the advance guard of the Creel Committee established it self here in anticipation of President Wilsons visit to Paris. They are quartered in a handsome twenty-room house, at 58 Avenue Montaigne, in the vicinity of the Champs Elysees A housekeeper and a corps of ser vants had been provided in advance for the party. Horning to Fit Stockings and Shoes to Needy Toes George D. Horning has made ar rangements to make the Christmas . ; v v- iii if ima.s tnn Ni.i' needy lad* In Washing \ ton a little larger this year bv pro viding shoes arm stockings for them. He has made arrangements to give these out at the same time Isaac Gans distributes the overcoats which he supplies at the Yuletlde each year. Boy Embezzler Held By St. Louis Police Leroy Thomas Buckingham. 17-year niL?," ?f A ,J Buckingham. OH Illlno s avenue, who has been miss since last Friday, has been ar rested in St. Louts for the disappear ance of $8,000 from the District Na tional Bank. Buckingham wa. ; bank runner. The St. Louis p<jlice report that he whe?neh X r'3?? in C1,!,h with him tbT. .h h u* arrested. He said that the checks and drafts had been mBuckineh btnk, from '"dianapolis. Buckingham had become interest s' r" K ^ WT w?''ker here from St. Lou? and when she left a month " g? toaSr?Ur that he '"tended to go to St. Louis. St. Louis police were notified and told to watch tZ A detective has gone to St. Louis with a warrant for the prisoner. AUTOMOBILES COLLIDE. automobiles'of C. W. Murphv. 1SCS I street northwest, and W B nemmeni, the Portland Garage 61" F !ltr^T.rthW'.a\C?llide<< 'a-t evening at Tenth and I streets northwest James Graham, of 921 I street north west. who was riding with Mr Clem , mens was thrown to the ground and I hiJured about the nose and eyes. Both machines were damaged. FELLED BY COFFEE POT. A coffee pot. used as a put Milton Green, colored, aged 40 hor. de combat yesterday during a life-sized battle at 73 K street scalded" H "n"re "ft wa. scalded. He was taken to the Cas ualty Hospital where he is recover tng. Parent-Teacher*' Association P^eTinV .the Br""t-Ruchanan o Association was nfih, w ucharian School last night. Ways In which the parents uC?rra,e WHh the teach-s Annual Smoker Held. The Order of Washington held it* annual smoker at the Hotel r.afav ette leat night. A paper was read by MaJ. Charles Drake Wescott. and Dr. Lewis T. fhomaon made an ad aress. TRAINING SCHOOL BOYS GIVE MINSTREL SHOW Performance Tomorrow Night with Patriotic Music. The members of Company B Na tional Training School for Boys. Bladensburg road, will give their ?ec t ond annual military minstrel show In I the school auditorium tomorrow I night at 7:15 o'clock. . I The theatrical has been In rehearsal for several weeks under the direction I of Mr. and Mrs. Claiborn S. Close, 'officer and matron of the school. Frank P. Barr. assistant cottage man ager. and Mrs. J. A. T>awson, of Balti more. as pianist. Walter, Jacobs, of MOB University Place and Charles Leeman, of ?3 D ! street northeast, will be the principal I end men. Local boys have prominent ! parts in the program, which includes a minstrel circle with patriotic songs and other musical numbers. SHIPPING JOBS EASY I FOR SOLDIERS TO GET ; Arrangement Made for Benefit of i Army Men Over Here. The 1.700,000 men still in the I thirty-one army camps in the United States will be given an opportunity i to All 200.000 jo>s in the merchant i j marine and ship yards through an J i arrangement announced by the J United States Shipping Board yes- j terday. The board has arranged with the Adjutant General of the army to I isend men to the camps to supply | information about the work in the, j ship yards and upon the ships or j j the American merchant fleet. i Three special agents from the Shipping Board will be sent to each! j camp and an officer is to be assigned , to assist each committee. ! Actual recruiting at the camps is j not to be undertaken, but the men given full information about tns, opportunities afforded so that they may make up their minds when j ImuHtered out and given a chance to, visit their homes. i When a man is ready to go to j work the Shipping Board will Indl ! cate the nearest point of employ j ment. BORAH WANTS PUBLIC DISCUSSION ON PEACE Senator Borah, of Idaho, took the initiative toward bringing * public discussion of the peace treai> I by introducing in the Sena^..y? 5J"" day a resolution demanding that tne doors be thrown open when tne treaty is given to the Senate for ratification. i It Is Senator Borah's opinion that this question should be settled before the peace conferences in Europe are begun; that the parties to the con ference all should know that secJ^^ diplomacy is not desired, and that ; not ortly the Senate but the American . people as well are to be made ac quainted with all the discussions at ; the peace table and the meaning of ; every article in the treaty itself. I The resolution is predicated upon the 1 declaration made by President \\ ilson ] in his now historic speech of January j 8 last, in which he took the ground | that durable peace should be founded upon "open covenants openly arrived at." POLICE SEE HORSES SHOCKED TO DEATH A delegation from the Washington police force yesterday visited th.? Washington Animal Rescue league at Four-and-a-half street and Mary-1 land avenue southwest to see the ar rangements for electrocution of dis-1 eased animals. MaJ. Pullman is issu ing a bulletin of commendation on the , device today. Three decrepit horses were electro- i cuted yesterday, according to Maj. Pullman, in this humane manner. | |l Those forming the party from the police force were Maj. Pullman, Su perintendent of Police; Inspector H. I.. Gessford. Capt. C. C. Flat her. (('apt. George* H. Williams and S. I Shelby. Women Take Pledge to Conserve Food "We pledge to our country our best I effort to prevent waste and the sel fish use of our food reserve*. We ! pledge our loyal co-operation in car rying out the conservation measures ' suggested by the government. i "And if -economy sometimes grows irksome or if this service works un welcome change in our manner of living, we will think of those who have given their lives for their country and of those whose homes have been devastated. We will be glad to hear that we. too. can serve In satisfying their hunger, in renew ing their courage, and in re-establish ing their homes." This pledge and resolutions indors ing it were adopted and passed by meetings of women's organizations throughout the city yesterday. The occasion was women's organization day in the "Conservation Week for World Relief" being held by the United States Food Administration. Republicans Balk Plan for "Nagging" President Indications were strong yesterday in Congressional circles that criticism of President Wilson's trip abroad will be confined to talk, aod that none of the resolutions introduced in House or Senate will pass. This is due largely to Republican deprecation of "nagging" the Presi dent while he is on his way abroad as the representative of the people. | Democrats who opposed the trip now agree the thing to do is to stop criti cising and seek by helpful discussion of the peace terms to render what ever aid may be given the President on his difficult task. HEART TROUBLE FATAL. IEben Appleton, of the New Fbbitt Hotel, died of heart trouble at Twenty-sixth and Connecticut ave , nue last night at 6 o'clock. When I medical aid reached hilfthe was pro ? nounced dead by the attending phy I sician. ' The body was removed to Wright's 1 undertaking establishment. Mr. Ap pleto'n was 75 years old and had been at the Ebbitt Hotel for some | time. ' Wickertham Defeat* Sulier. James A. Wickersham was elected Congressional delegate from Alaska over Charles A. Sulier In the 1*46 election, the House Election Commit tee decided yesterday. Sulzer. a Democrat, has held a seat in the sixty-fifth Congress on author ity of Alaskan courts, which awarded him a certificate of election. Open* Tire Shop. G. B. Southcomb formally announces the opening of the Criterion Tire Shop. 616 Pennsylvania avenue south east. Until recently the latter was manager for the De Comb Tire Com pany. of this city. Society Here Will Have Tag Days Saturday and Sunday. "rheii?hhtri?,tetChlId come" wUh BO,t T? ,??w?et/'rth " pa,h' an<> m.ke them thTchriM'rn,a,P^rOPriale ,nAuction nounced >h?^ S?Clety laat nlght an" Tm D?vi ? ?on"n* of "Christ Child dav BunH ^ere Saturday and Sun aa>. Sundays tagging will he <-on ducted outside ?ii ?*.?!.?? ? ^ followin- Vi Catholic churches morning services. children d>' more than 2.000 fronted th,nnU ' the aocl*ty '? con rronted this year with conditions still re?roef~x,r\d ,rying ?v__ u' that no case of want has Christ Chim" k '''Pd in vain to ^e ! race eilrf? ?Soclety- ?"Wdless of the onea' Th? ?r '"'ed of the needy ones. The war, however, has thrown andTh. "';" bUrdena upon the .ocTeTy response t fh8|ttPP?a' 'or a generous to their tag day appeals. Child ?fet f obJecta of the Christ Child Society are to provide complete Infant outfits to destitute mothers- to uT?Drevlde a"d 8hoes to ch'Wren; to provide summer outings for chil vide" a j Chr'" Chl,d farm: to pro. durinsr ?f'n?porary home for children dU*"? th,,|r mothers Illness and for! the nhv??"l children; to provide for ? and moral "ell-being of hSme7n?. %rrV'de ch"'r to saddened Industrial i? fnaa. and to prorlde I ?nrt ViH .claa8?8 and dubs for boys and girls in social centers. better, will Bring Answers. All letters addressed by poor chil dren to " The Christ Child^ or to specifying the wants of | the little heart at Christmas. are of t?ernr ""entlon by the ladles of the organization. No case is ever unanswered; ,he iragedv of thi f?mmv 8lOCkln8" OR Christmas mom! Is unknown in the homes that appeal j """"tic workers In this so ciety. all of whom work without recompense of any kind. The societv b^MLUb?hed '"-"tv-'x ye.Tago J"ary v Merrick, who 1, I still president. I )o^e TaK Drfy committee is as fol j Madame B. Monica c.lderon. chalr man Mrs Jame, Dudley Morgan !Hh?i, *' S8"'''1 C' staPleton. vice chairmen, Mrs. Thomas Carter. Mrs. | Thornton P. Boland. Mrs. W j lpXvr,..Mw Henrv father. Mm C. 1 Inh? b[ w LoreM John?on. Mrs. me^hf, -Mr" Sheridan, and other , members who will add their services 1 I to the cause this week. WEST VIRGINIANS I HEAR ALASKA TALES Slate Society Enjoys Music and Plans Future Entertainment. I How 200 gold prospectors In Alaska ) P"1 ?n the'f Sunday best and filed ! into the saloon and out again In order 1 toI get just a glimpse of the first White woman they had seen in two years was told by Miss Lillian Rud. | ' " ,T la,k on Alaska at the teifh? *he W"t Socle., I A solo dance by Miss Louise Belt was one of the other features of the' j program. | Miss Alice de Lutherv read the1 Beauty Doctor" and Miss Estelle Murray gave a vocal selection j I-eo B. Russel presided at the open p,* the meeting. Capt. James M. I Pipe, president of the society, closed I the meeting with the announcement of I We ,t"v? "c,der' ApP|e- Gingerbread ) ,rKln'S P/mv " which will be held at the Pythian Temple on Jan uary ? William De Grange is chalr man of the entertainment committee. Signal Corps Workers Give Dance and Circus A dance and circus to commemorate I i J8y happy hours spent in the I Arcade Building by the war workers I and officers of the Signal Corp, was j held last night in the corridors and ; auditorium of the Arcade Building, j The Signal Corps will move to the I temporary War Department buildings situated at Eighteenth and Virginia . avenue on Monday. The one-ring circus comprised fea tures furnished by the near-by camps Tand the local theaters. The Signal , Corps Band of thirty-eix pieces played | for the dancers. Capt. Donald Mac I ?m?"\.had charge of the evening a jollification. Big Freight Increase Moved by Railroads ! *aJ'?a? of the United States moved j 92.137.000 tons miles of freight In , September, it was announced by the United States Railroad Adminlstra I tlon yesterday, an increase over Sep i tember, 1917, of 8.8 per cent. This tonnage increase was accom j plished with an increase of but one : tenth of 1 per cent of freight train | miles, according to the report. ' Kach car carried an average of 29.7 : tons in the month a/* compared with an average of 26.8 tons in September , a year a?o. This increase of 10.5 per I cent is attributed to the policy of the Railroad Administration of requiring j loading to full capacity. I J?"a per ,raJn werc 72S- an Increase | of 8.8 per cent over last yeear. and ton miles per car per day amounted | to 533. an increase of 7.5 per cent In ! the same periods. PERSIAN ARtIhsPLAY. I An official exhibition of Persian arr j loaned by the official Persian commls J sion, will be open to the public, begin ' ning today, at the Corcoran Art Gal ! lery. j This collection was the one displayed j by the Persian government at the j Panama-Pacific exhibition. It will be on view until Saturday, December 21. | inclusive. , PRAISES U. S. RESOURCES. \ ? The agricultural resources of Amer ica are unlimited, with lick of labor the only hindrance to extensive pro duction. declared Miss Sophia Carey representative of the British Land Army to America, at a meeting of the , Women's Land Army of America held 1 at the Washington Club last night. AGED MAN INJURED. William Mertens. aged 61, of 63S East Capitol street. wa? probably fatally Injured by a Capital Traction car at Seventh and H streets southwest yes terday. He is now in Emergency Hos pital. Non-Partkan League Elects. St. Paul, Minn . Dec. i.?A. C. Town ley was re-elected president of the National Non-partisan 'League at its convention here today. It was an nounced that a referendum will be taken wherein all members of the lea cue Will approve or disapprove the action of the convention. ing to Remember" KRONHEIM'S SUIT SALE Reduction on All 0 Suits in Stock Authentic Styles--Exclusive ^ Patterns--All Sizes Quick Action Is Necessary to Get the Pick of the Values! $25 SUITS $30 SUITS $35 SUITS $45 SUITS $50 SUITS *20 '24 *28 *36 *40 Norman A. Atchison will be pleased to serve his triends personally daring this sale Milton S. Kronheim 1345 Penn. Ave. Opposite the District Building WITNESSES AFFIRM ALLEGIANCE TO U. S. IN BREWERS' PROBE CONTINUED FHOM PAGE ONE "C. Feigenspan, *25,000. I hare never met him. "Julius Liebmann. $25,000. I have never met him. "J. C. G. Hupfel. r.5"i. I think I met him once on the street, years ago. "Jacob Ruppert. $5^.900. 1 do not know him. I think I met him once many years ago. "Joseph E. I'ihlein, >50.000. I know him. but I met him last t*n years ago. "Edward Lansberg, $15,000. I have never met him. "Renter & Co.. $15,000. i have never met Mr. Reucer. "G. Pabst, 150,000. I know Mr. Pabst, I am connected with him by marriage. During the past eight years I have met him only on rare occasions and mosttlv by accident. "Fred Miller Brewing Co.. f 15,000. I know Mr. Miller. The last time I i met him. however, was about twelve j years ago. "G. Schmidt and Sons. SS.OW: A. Poth and Sons, $19,000; I'nited States Brewers' Association. $3<\000: j Bergner and Engel, $10,000. I don't jknow any of these concerns." Hammerling Testlflen. | "I have never discussed with these persons or with any other persons the purchase of the Washington Times or of any other paper." During Konta's testimony Arthur Brisbane, the reputed owner of the Washington Times, was in the committee room. It is expected that Mr. Brisbane will testify today, following the comple tion of Mr. Konta's testimony. ? Louis Hammerling, president of the American Association of Foreign Language Newspapers, completed his testimony at the morning session with . a vehement denial of any but the I most loyal sentiments toward the United States, and with a review of the war work he had done in the | interest of this country and the allied < nations. ! Mr. Hammerling admitted his re sponsibility for the appeal to the munitions workers in the United States to strike, but declared that the appeal had been published in | good faith in the cause of human (ity. He declared that the editors ; of the various foreign language publications had given him the au thority to sign for them in the transaction and produced the writ ten authorization. Question as the value of the signature may result in the examining of the entire lot by a handwriting expert. Thirty six* publications, out of the four hundred and some, have written the subcommittee denying their signa tures. Hammerling told the subcom (mittee that L#*nine and Trotxsky had j come to his office in search of funds and had been thrown out by Ham merling. The witness declared that his naturalization before he was legally eligible, was in keeping with the common political custom in the anthracite coal regions to secure votes. Dushan Poppovich. editor of the Serb Sentinel, testified that he had refused the munition appeal and dropped from Hammerling's adver tising list as a punishment for his refusal. Arthur Gabrvle, a former employe of Hammerling's and vice president of the American Association of Foreign Language Newspapers, declared that Hammerling had been fully aware that the munitions, against which the appeal was made, were being sent to j the allied nations, and that he had i been sent to Bethlehem to investigate labor conditions. The witness declared j that he had warned Hammerling that j the Polish people believed that the s association was being supported by i German money, and that Hammerling i had told him that what "people don't i know, won't hurt them." j Gabryle declared that he had seen . Ambassador BernstorfT going into j Hammerling's private otnce. and at ( one time Hammerling had called Capt. Lpoy-Ed and Von Papen on the tele | phone when Gabryle was in the office. Another time, he declared, he had seen Boy-Ed's name on a letter address?d to Hammerling. Harry Prudden. an advertising} man of New York, testified th?at Hammerlir.g had made him an offer of a contract with the Hamburg- j American Line after the war. and . that in discussing the war Hammer- , ling had seemed to be fully aware j j that shipping conditions would pre- | I vent the sending of any goods into j Germany. He stated that Hammer , ling had told him that he was well acquainted with Ambassador Berns torf and with Emperor Karl of Aus tria who had had a hunting lodge near Hammerling's estate in Galicia. Frank Z)tti. the editor of a Croa tian paper, testified that the editor of one of the leading Italian dailies had told him that Haminerling was ? trying to buy his paper to use for German propaganda. Zotti told of the fight he had made against the Hammerlrtig advertising agency, known as the American Association of Foreign Language Xewspapera and of the effort* Hammerling had made to crush him. He declared that he had been warned by Carl Boyer of the Committee on Public Information to ccase his campaign against Hammerling and of the raid of his office by agents of the De partment of Justice, a punishment he declared for defying Hammerling. Y. W. C. A. Sect War Pictures. 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