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The War Is Over, but the Red Cross Will Live oh Forever; Did You Join? ^
THE WEATHER: Today?Fair: slightly warmer. Tomorrow ? Increaainc, cloudiness; gentle wind*. Higrhent temperature yesterday. 4f; lowest, 34. THE WASHINGTON HERALD NO. 4437. WASHINGTON. I>. C., THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19. 1918. ( l\ |T f 'KlffT W mm4 rtM 4 KI^Hhrrr Tw* Casta. DANIELS WANTS ! NAVY INCREASED ALMOST DOUBLE Enlisted Strength Under Proposed Bill Would Be '217,000 Men. tfAR PAY PERMANENT Maval Reserves and Tem porary Men Recommended for Regular Service. _ s*"Crt lrtry Itanels yesterdav urged I ( ongress lo increase the permanent l enlisted # strength of the navy from I Ul.OOO to 217.*.. This personnel is I ?"quired, the department's experts es- j timate. to take care ?f the coritem- . Plated expansion up to July 1. 192I1. j Transfer of temporary and reserve officers and temporary enlisted men and naval reserves to the regular "aTy ?'?o recommended by tha Secretary The purpose of this pro posal is to make available the greater Part of the officer* and men needed to increase the permanent strength lo il7.ew> Secretary's recommendations were made to the House Naval Af fairs Committee by Capt. Harris li ning. acting chief of the Bureau of Navigation, who submitted bills pre pared by the department to carry out the recommendations, (apt. in ning also presented a letter from Secretary Daniels recommending that ? he temporary increase in pay grant ed the enlisted men during the war be made permanent. The bill providing for increasing the permanent strength of the navv fol lows: "Be Jt enacted by the Senate and Mouse of Representatives of the I nited states of America In Congress assembled. That from and after the dale of approval of this Act the au thorized permanent enlisted strength !' 'h* x?v) "hall be 17T>,flO? men. plus - apprentice seamen and firemen under training, plus 12.oun men in trade schools under training, plus C.iilii men 'or aviation serive In the Naval Kly Ing Corps, but excluding Hospital orps men, men undergoing sentence of court martial, and men sentenced to discharge by court martial." trademy *apply Inadequate. In presenting the bill to take the temporary and reserve officers into the regular establishment. Capt. I panning said the navy now has 2.- ! ?a2 regular officers, whereas 8,71?: are needed The Naval Academy' ? an not supply the shortage within I T-n years, he sjTW Officer* coh.mls^1 sioned under thla bll would be I CONTIXTED ON PAGE TWO j BATTLE CERTAIN ON SPEAKERSHIP Mann s Announcement ef j Candidacy to Precipitate ! Contest in Caucus. Formal announcement by Kepr?- j Mutative James R. Mann yesterday. 1 that he would be a candidate for} f of th<* next House makes k Certain a hot flght before the Re- j publican caucus. Representative Oillett is expected to announce his candidacy for the honor within the next few days.! Mr. Gillett would not discuss hia: plans yesterday, but his friends said f the Mann announcement served only! to soldlfy the Gillett support Representative Martin B. Madden ' whose candidacy was based on the' presumption that Mr. Mann would! not seek the Speakership, stated yesterday that he would not be in' the race. Other Representatives who have i ?>een mentioned in connection with ' he. Speakership include Simeon D. f ess. J. Hampton Moore and Hor-1 ice M. Towner. Mr. Fess was I chairman of the Republican Con- ' gressional Committee during the re cent campaign. Mr Mann's announcement wax made after a conference of 17 of the 22 mem bers of the Illinois delegation. Those absent were Representatives Mason King. Yates. Madder, and Chindbloom.' ! Opponents of Mr. Mann said some of j the absentees were not in favor of his candidacy. ^ opposed by Progressives. ( The strongest opposition to Mr Mann comes from the more progres sive Republican members. They be- ' * "*?? the country considers him a re- i acticnary. and his elevation to the! speakership would have a bad effect | '? "'<? 19J0 campaign. His recent an- I nouncement that he would not sup ' ^rt *nd A111* d^'igned to embarrass! the President as the result of his i . rip to Europe lost him the support jf some Republicans. Mr. Gillett U counting on the solid r.ngland delegation as nucleus ? round which he hopes to build a ma jority The newly-elected Republi a? members of the House are to be wailed to Washington shortly after the holidays to confer with the re-elected Representative. The Speakership ?1ifht may develop then. g NAME JEWS FOR CONFERENCE Committee Will Depart for Europe Very Shortly. uthoritrl[>h'.1; l8-A resolution! utbonxing the appointment of seven eprosentat.ve, ? th<> Peace ?? ere nee to ssk efiual rights for tho ews throughout the world, was In roduce,, ,od.y at th, thjrd the first American Jewish Congress meeting here The committee wilt d" . "<JOn DOMlble for Kurope. ? ? W?rade through the citr U>r?:U-rr VU"*d independence *" * to the spirit of lib- : iicated' * h"t' "" **therlng is de- j, r > ? Trim School Vacations To Remedy Flu Absences Board of Education Rejects Plan to Hold Saturday Sessions; but Cuts Down Easter Leave and Extends Session Through June. Saturday sessions win not he con sidered as * ruethod to make up loss of time caused hjr the closing of schools due to the Influenza epidemic. This was decided by the Board of | Education of the District schools at I * ,!"*iftins he,d yesterday afternoon. r.ight reasons were given for this I recommendation In a letter a<Jdres?e,l by K I,. Thurston, superintendent of I schools, to the board. Chief among I these was the fact that certain re ligious denominations, especially the Jewish, held their weekly service* | on that day. The added strain the j additional school day would be to [ the teachers also influenced the ac tion. '? *"?* !*??? Kulrr Leave. The board decided that the lags of school days during this present sem ester will t>e made up by reducing the day* of the Easter holidays, wltlch will be limited to Good Friday and the Monday following Easter Sunday; and by an extension of the school year through June. An ad verse decision was given the recom mendation that the school day be lengthened, because of the added strain the work would put on the teaching force. Although a readjustment of the accustomed school curriculum hus been made by Superintendent Thurs ton assisted by a committe drawn from the teaching staff, to curtail the school course as much as possible, it has been found that the prescribed work Of the first term of the school year can not be covered by the classes this year. Recommendation was made that the first semester be ex- ! tended into February, which can be done without further Action on the I part of the board. Twraty Per Crmt. Absent. It was stated that U.400 absentees among the school children had been reported for the month of November, i due to sickness. This represents 3) per cent of the total enrollment. The normal percentage has been 6 per cent. Simplicity Marks Foch Wilson Call Generalissimo, Accompan ied by One Aide and Wearing No Medals, Confers with President. Paris, Dec. 18.?Dramatic in its simplicity was yesterday's confer ence between Marshal Foch and President Wilson. The allies gen eralissimo went to the Parisien "White House" accompanied only by one aide. He wore no medals. While formally described as a call of courtesy, the Marshal s visit is understood to have been consider ably more than that. Foch Is known to have made plain to the President from the French and al lied military viewpoint how great was the part played oy America in the war and how important was her help at a crucial time. When Premier tOrlando. of Italy call on President Wilson immediately upon his arrival here tomorrow ht will place Italy's* lot in the hands of the American peace delegation. Count di Cellere, the Italian Am bassador to the United States. i<r un derstood to have informed the Presi dent to this efTect at their conference yesterday evening. The IUrlian dip lomats visit to the American Chief Executive gave the flrst inkling of how matters are shaping themselves preliminary to the informal Peace Conference. Istensibly. Count di Cel Jere called to arrange an interview between the Italian Premier and Mr. Wilson, but the real motive was it is generally understood, to assure the President that Italy feels her cause wi! h? In the best hands with him. The impression prevails here that ftalo-American concord will lead to an understanding on the fundamental aases at least between France and I nited States, and will give Amer ican preponderance when the time comes to talk cold facts. The visit of Cardinal Cerreti, Papal demrw.7ret"ry of "U,e' to presi Jitr! J 1 was ,aken as another irn of America's friendship for Italy. The Cardinal handed Mr. Wilson "a rrSrV?"' Pope Benedict, the text f-ict n ? ? . "0t known beyond the ln il the Holy Father hlghlv him ht", ?resident- a-* assures to J i Vatican has no desire The tre. With American politics, most ? .. Mr as the fore wort spoken.,, of the cauw of de. P?n,r? throughout the world. Tbe wiTV'0 tendered President ^e Vatican. 'nV'U,lon to Faster Time Schedule for Crack New York Train reTuh?ed??re8?0na.! IJm'ted is. to be uarv 1 it wa? *ho"r schedule Jan- ! ed States o f, annon"c?i by the Unit- I dav This tr.i v^dm'nlstrat,on to~ ?onV .nd New York on a slower sch^b.'i V running thl. . a view to making fur h'r '"iprovements. It la stated More Railroad* Sign Contracts daT- si^id?ad Adminfstratlon yester contracts a%| MS.ftOO GenMn, Killed in W?r. j officially announced today*./ ! It also reported that teachan. are also out daily because of slcfclljjMl | and there has been a shortage of sub-, stitute teachers enrolled. > Dr John Van Schatck. jr.. president of the Board of Kducatlon. and "?w acting deputy Red Cross commissioner for Belgium, in a letter addressed to the board from Havre tiered his resiKnatlon to be effective Immediately His ^'ignatlon was ac cepted by the board with regret. resolution recommending that a let ter conveying this sentlr,.-nt be ?ent I to Dr. Van Schaick was approved. | Yfir'i Leave for K. M. Wlla** i been seriously ill several months. \rranKements were approved wher1f" by school garden instructors may b? given vacation leaves at tlma ; than the scheduled summer vacation, i agreeable to the work of their depart I ment. List 4f , The following appoiiltrn^ot.^^o | motions, transfers, and 1 adjustments were made at the meet | l^p^in^nts -W. E. BhoulU^t^ porarily. military Instructor. F.dwiard C Wilson, temporarily, medical I | I spector; Mrs. Annie G. Hurley, nun*. , temporarily. Grace Croiwell- fourt*, i Krade. Brookiand; Mrs. J. T. Burmet ter. temporarily, seventh grad? P? body; Mrs. P. I. Ballard. 6a. Can ra j High: Mrs. M. G. Hart. 6a, Central Hlirh Mrs. M. 0. Buchanan, tem ; porarily. first grade. H D.Cooke; 0'"a | Hudler. temporarily. 6a. Central High. Mrt?. R. C. Humphrey, temporarily, second grade. Hayes; M B. temporarily. Business Night. K_ M. Parrett, temporarily. Business Njght, Genevra Poet, third grade. Wallach. ?Mrs B W. Schooley. second grade. Corcoran; Delia Lowing, temporarily. third grade. Greenleaf; Mrs. 8. Brunner. attendance officer, Mrs. u. o. , CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE. I SECRET SESSION HELD BY U. S. INNKEEPERS ; Light Wines and Beers May Be j Salvaged from Prohibition. j New York. Dec. I*.?The Ameri can Hotel Association, representing j the hotel men of the United States, was in executive session this after- j noon discussing the nation-wWe < prohibition amendment. The hotel I representatives met behind locked, doors and refused to discuss any contemplated action. It is under-1 stood they had under consideration | a plan by which they hope to sal vage from prohibition light wines . and beers. The American hotel men have al- | ready subscribed more than 12,0001 to the fund for the restoration of j the Hotel Noble Rose in Fumes, j Belgium, it was announced today. The restoration will cost J45.000 and j It is expected that this amount will I be subscribed during the present! ' week. The Hotel Rose, a historic structure, was destroyed by the Germans. The new structure will | be a monument to the work of the . hotel men of America In the reato- , ration of Belgium. MORE NURSES WANTED i TO FIGHT INFLUENZA Training Not Absolutely Essential; Offers from Either Sex Accepted. The recruiting station for nurses and aids for inftuenxa Is still receiv j ing more calls than ean be supplied, it I was stated by officials yesterday. An I urgent appeal to the women of the city to register for this nursiryc work [was sent out by Miss Anna J."Green less. 1410 G street northwest. Franklin 6117, who is in charge of the recruiting. ? It is not essential that the women be trained nurses, but any one who can give all or a part of her time should register. It is an erroneous be lief that the work is gratuitous, as most of the calls for assistance are i made bv people who are prepared to pay for the help. Miss Greenlees stat ed. Men as well as women can be used. In all. cases where a nurse cannot be furnished for regular service the Visiting Nurses Society. 1413 G street northwest. Franklin 63ST, will provide I a nurse to call each day. GARDINER PLANS D.G. CONTROL OF MARKETS Would Handle Market Pro duce Same As Government j Handles Wheat. I ELIMINATE MIDDLEMAN! Farmer Would Receive Bet ter Prices and Consumer Pay Less. i Is there any way in which the cost of food to the people of Washington j j ran be brought down? Will the ap ? pointment of agents to handle mark- ; | et produce in the same manner that j the government is now handing wheat | reduce prces to the people of the Na I tional Capital? i Ask Commissioner W. Owynn Gar I diner, and he will tell you that the | great economies incident to large ' scale operations effected by the Fed eral government in buying and selling i I wheat direct from the farmer, demon- i stratea that if the District govern-1 i ment will establish a terminal mark- 1 et in Washington to which any pro ; ducer or farmer can ship his food ! products, it can be graded, handled and sold for 1 per cent of the selling j : price. The establishment by the govern | ment of a wholesale terminal mfX1-1 , ket in Washington, so that farmers remote from the market can send j their products with the assurance, I that they will be sold at the prevail- i j ing prices, has also been advocated by Commissioner Louis Brownlow, chair- i man of the Board of Commissioners | ; of the District of Columbia, who al- j I though he has not changed his view* , on the subject, does not care to be j | quoted on the matter. He takes j the view that any recommendations | looking to an amelioration of present | | market conditions in Washington 1 should come from District Food Ad | rainistrator Clarence Wilson. No JaBtlfleatlM for H. C, ?f L> j Shortly after the District Food I I Commission had rendered Its report j last spring in which it was declared ! I that there was no justification for the excessive prices charged the people | of Washington for food, Commisslon | er Brownlow declared he was in favor of the establishment of a wholesale j terminal market in Washington where ' practically all the food products com- | ing into the city can be assembled | an dsold by licensed auctioneers or 1 commission men under strict govern- I ment control. The only other alter- j native, he stated, in direct municipal; j tfperatfon, that is, for Uie cltfiE> buy ! I and sell food. Such a terminal market. It was pointed out, could be operated along the line? of the Halles Centrales in Paris, the great city market of France, j which by strict governmental control, has won the absolute confidence of the farmers and producers of the entire | country. The essential features of the Paris | market are the licensed auctioneers 1 are nt permitted to buy any of the food themselves nor are they permit ted to be interested in any business that does buy food there. The com mission which the auctioneers may ; charge for making the sale?usually I about three per cent?is absolutely j fixed by law. ! LEGATION VIOLATED, REPORTS MINISTER Seals Broken and Goods Valued at $100,000 Taken from Trunks. j The following statement of the i sacking of the American Legation at l Bucharest. Rumania, during the in vasion of the Germans, was given out I today by the State Department: I "The American Legotion at Bucha rest, Rumania was found broken In to and generally overhauled and | robbed when Minister Vopicka re turned there from Jassy last Friday. * Minister Vopicka has reported this i fact to the State Department. He | stoted that he found the legation ! building in a very bad condition, the | seals werfe broken on the doors and many articles had been taken from twenty-two trunks teft in the lega tion. It is said that the loss will amount to more than $100,000 for the goods stolen from the trunks. The responsibility for the outrage is at tributed to the Germans." More Hoaon for Wilson. Rome, Dec. 17.?After electing resi dent Wilson honorary president, \h? ' Congress for a League of Nations i adjourned today. The final address 1 was delivered by Slgnor Ferrero, the t historian of the Congress, i' ______ Dig Deep, You Patriots; Red Cross RoD Now On Red Cross "Roll Oil" begins today at high noon. Despite the fact that every house in the city will be visited by the uniformed workers, it is expected that the city will be completely finished by midnight. It has been suggested by of ficials that the American flag be hung from windows of Washing ton homes today in honor of the drive being made for the soldiers of the nation, both at home and abroad. 'Beg!' Said \ Foch?and Huns Did It G*re Armistice Delegates 1870 Wine But Wouldn't Talk Mercy Till They Pleaded. | Br HAROLD E. BECHTOL. iWHklj?lH Herald ntm* Com? POBdfBt. London. Dec. 18.? (Special cable) ?Marshal Foch gave the German armistice delegates wine of the "vintage of 1870" to drink with their meals in France, according to the inside story of what went on at the conference, which has Just reached Ixmdon. The story is given me by a high official, in detail, and he assures me I that it is already a part of the rec- | ord of the war. Here is the story: When the German delegates en tered, Foch stood stiffly and in quired: I "Well, gentlemen, why am I thus ' honored ?' "We have come to see about the armistice," replied a German. Foch looked astonished. Kis eyebrows raised. "Armistice? Armistice? I know nothing of an armistice." Which flustered the Germans for | a moment, then the spokesman said: j "Why?we have accepted President I Wilson's fourteen points and we un- | derstand that an armistice would follow." "I have no armistice offer," insist ed Foch. "But we roust have an armistice!" Insisted the delegates. Oh-h! You come to beg for an *r~ mistic eT* Foch replied. "Well, er?" began the Germans and Foch repeated firmly: "Do you come to Mg" for- in ar mistice T* "Well, yea We beg for an armis tice." And then the business started. GREATJiAVAL REY1EW ON CHRISTMAS DAY Reception on Water to Be Fol lowed by Parade on Shore. New York. Dec. 18.?The KrAtest naval review in the history of Amer- i ica is now expected to take place Christmas Eve?next Tuesday?when the fleet of Dreadnoughts, destroyers \ and other war craft, which helped keep the seas clear of submarines, will steam into the Hudson River. Ten Dreadnoughts, headed by th? giant battleship Pennsylvania, the1 flagship of Admiral Mayo, will f>e the leader of the string. They will be joined here by Dreadnoughts and oth er battle craft now in Atlantic ports. A large number of emailed craft, some of them with the returning fleet, will participate in the review. UnpreiJe dented crowds are expected here for America's first big "welcome home" to her fighters. Secretary Daniels WVl be aboard the Presidential yacht Mayflower, and will review the navy. Shortly after ward there will be a land parade of the men who have operated the ships, large and small, through the war. Arrangements are also provided for escorts of soldiers from Camps Upton and Merritt. Spain's Premier to Confer with Alied Diplomats Madrid. Dec. 18.?The Spanish pre mier will leave for Paris Friday to confer with President Wilson and -Premiers Clemenceau and I Joyd George, it is anndunced here late to day. Spain recently arrnounred officially her intention to join the league of na tions. WHY WILSON WENT By William Allen White A remarkable article, which for the first time touches vitally the phases of the present international problems as they concern America. Written by William Allen White, it carries the prestige of one of the greatest American journalists and one who is a statesman as well as a writer. It was written by Mr. White after several days spent in Washington securing passports to go to Europe to attend the Peace Conference. This extraordinary feature will be published in The Washington Herald on Sunday. No other Washington paper will have it. ORbER YOUR COPY NOW * ' ' The Sunday Herald~3 Cents PRESIDENT TO INSIST ON 14 POINTS 1 EVEN AT RISK OF LONE-HANDED PEAt J League of Nations Plan Ab , solutelji Essential, He , . Declares. # READY FOR BATTLE Declares Reported Approv-1 al of W. H. Taft's Plan "Entirely False." By ROBERT WELLS RITCHIE. Staff ClWMpfiMt of iBimMl Service. (Special Cafclr DUpairk. t Paris, Dec. 1%.?Though American general headquarters has not yet com pleted the plana for President Wil-1 son's Christmas visit to the army, it is possible to five the general scheme j of this, the most dramatic incident j of the President's entire European ! trip, when the Commander-in-Chiet ] of the army will meet face to face the veterans who have sanctified them- I selves by blood and Are. making pos- ; sible the realization of their supreme ' commander's command, to "make the J world safe for democrat> ' To them, as the worthwsw workers ' in the cause of idealism, Vresident ; Wilson will reveal all his own hop** i and labors on behalf of a permanent healing of the world's wounds and tne J conditions prompting his visit to Eu rope. Not only the American soldier, but all Europe's ears will be keen to I catch this modern Christmas message of "Peace on earth and good will to i ward man." j Chaumont. where, doubtless. the: message will be delivered, was the I location of general headquarters dur- j ing all the severe fighting last sum mer. It is a pretty little' town, in the Cote d'Or department, unscarred by , war. south of the Toul sector, far from the Vocges and Verdun. Ia Former Rest Seeter. Nearly one million men, occupy | what was called in war time a rest ! sector, where at the time of hostili ! ties, battered units returned to re-fit , and replenish their ranks. Now near ly all line units except the array of j occupation in Germany are quartered ir this sector. In anticipation of the President's visit, concentration orders will issue for the purpose of assembling the largest number practicable to hear the President's words Naturally, no more than a few thou sand will be able actually to catch the sound of hia voice, but the "wire less" existing iri the doughboys ranks will spread the message across the whole sector as quickly as Hertzian waves. Other thousands who will not hear his voice, will see the comipander in-chief, for it is known the Presi dent hopes to cover by automobile i the whole rest sector during his two Idays trip, visiting the divisional head quarters and inspecting the hospitals, camps and cantonments. To do the f ?experted. j It is safe to say that Mr. Wilson I will do many unexpected thinga His I disregard for cold conventions and j strict formality has not been dimin 1 ished since he came to France. Goneral Pershing is still here. He I was busy today communicating with ! his staff at Chaumont and making j preparations for the trip. It is not yet known how many will accompany the I President or how he will travel, but it I is believed he will take a train as far as Chaumont and thence proceed by automobile. The roads in that re | gion are excellent. J The tentative date of Mr. Wilson's j departure has been set for December 24. and that of his return for the 27th I In a machine the President could com j fortably cover the whole sector in two j days. To Meet Italian Premier. j Tomorrow the President will see I Premier Orlando of Italy and sound I Italian opinion. Lite this week Premier Lloyd <*eorgc. Foreign Min I ister Balfour and Chancellor of the (Exchequer Bonar Law will convey j to him tlfe British ideas on whet are i regarded as the vital fundament.! Is for a proper peace. Thus Mr. Wilson hope.* to nave gathered enough information by the i end of the week to enable him to give a definite statement to his own 'people in khaki when he makes his iaddress. * Republic of Karlsbad, Under U. S. Guidance, Plan j , Amsterdam, Dec. 18.?The Neue Wiener Zeitung says the Karlsbad ! municipal council has sent a peti tion to President Wilson stating | that on account of the city's inter national character it should be pro J claimed a republic, under an Ameri j can protectorate. Karlsbad, in Bohemia, is one of j the most famous watering places in j Europe. SPAIN CONCEDES CATALONIA. Officially Replies to Province in Its Drfljand for Autonomy. Madrid. Dec. IS.?The government. It war announced today, has officially replied to the demand of the province of Catalonia for autonomy. El Sol says it believes certain concessions were made. Parliament has suspended the wire less press. ^ Catalonia's demands for indepen dence, represented November 26. have generated considerable opposition in parts of the kingdom. During a re cent debate in parliament on the au j tonomy. the Catalpnian deputies with | drew. They are now In Baroclona. Go Wading, Too, Mebbe. J Nashville, Term., Dec. IS.?A basket picnic dinner on a ciiurch yard Mwn ii?5 the middle of Deceicbpr wi'i i,e rervtd by the women of the First Methodist Church of Bellevue, a small town near here, Saturday at noon. London Is Planning to Give President " a Great Reception l^ndon. Dec. U-Pretident Wil son may visit l?ndon next Thuif Jay. the Dally News announces. This city is making preparations for a tremendous reception. Premier IJoyd George's plans to co to France Friday, again have bern postponed, due to the under standing here, it is explained, that Mr. Wilson desires to collect some first-hand information before the conference starts. The British peace delegates prob ibly will not sail for several days. Sir Douglas to be Made Duke Today Will Also Receive Endow ment of $2,000,000 or Life Income of $100,000 Annually, It Is Expected. l^ondon. Dec. IS.?Field Mai>ha| Sir j Douglas Haig will become h duke to- I morrow if plans made tonight mate- : rialize. It is apparently an open aecret in j court circles that a dukedoin will l?e ! conferred upon the British mill ar> ? chief at Buckingham Palace toroor- j row. The five great commanders who distinguished themselves on the West front under his immediate command? Plumer, Rawlinson. Byng. Home, and ! Bird wood?are to be created barons. ' with seats in the house of lords. It is also confidently stated that a 1 more material benefit will be voted ! for Sir Douglas Haig when the new ? Parliament convenes. It will either} be an endowment of S2.000.fl9 or a life ; income of $100,000 annually. American officers and men speak in j the highest terms of Hais. There will I be hundreds af them present at to- j morrow's ceremony. They are pre- j paring to show the British, they say. ] "how to root him home." A monster reception is being planned for t+*e British cammander when h$ arrives -at the Charing ? There will be a tremendous triumphal arch at the station, and all the way to j the palace Sir Douglas will ride f through a riot of color and flowers. Senate Vote Puts Tax on Child Labor Amendment to Revenue Bill Adopted 50 to 12 After Sharp Debate on Floor. i An amendment to the revenue bill to impose a tax on tlv products of | child labor was adopted late yester [day afternoon in the Senate by the vote of 50 to 12. All of the Sena tors who opposed it with the ex ception of Senator Thomas, of Colo ?ado. were from Southern Stales, as! follows: Bankhead. Alabama. Beckham.] (Kentucky; Hardwick. Georgia: J?ar- ! tin. Kentucky: Overman. mth! Carolina; Pollock. South Carolina; 'Simmons. North Carolina; Smith.; 'Georgia; Smith. South Carolina;,! Thomas. Colorado: Cnderwood. Ala- j bania; Williams. Mississippi. Sharp debates preceded the adop- I tlon of the amendment, those op- ' posing it taking the position that it j was an unconstitutional proceeding! and would interfere w ith the rights States to legislate on such a mat- I ter. Supporters of the amendment I argued that it was necessary in or- ] der to cur# th. conditions arising out of the recent decision by the j United States Supreme Court hold- i ing the Child LaL.-i Law unconstitu-' tlonat * It was contended by Senator Hardwick. who led the opposition to the amendment, that it was an at tempt to make us* of the tax-levy ing powers of Conere.sji to legislate on -i purely police matter within the! Stales. Senator lx>dgc. of Massa chusetts. answering this argument, admitted that the section would produce little or no revenue, but would 'tend to correct a very grave evil." Walkout of Union Men at Erie Electric Plant Erie. Pa.. Dec. IS.?All organized forces will be withdrawn from all general electric plants at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning, according to a telegram from union officials at Sche nectady, at a meeting her* today of strikers from the local genial ? electric plants Efforts to arbitrate the strike here ; have failed. SUES GERMAN GOVERNMENT. Lusitama Passenger Wants $25,000 for Cold Bath Lasting Hour. Houghton. Mich.. Dec. 18.-Th. Ger man government is today defendant in a suit for $25,004 here. Damages to that amount were claimed by Fred Mil ford, who was 1 passenger on the Lwitwila when she war sunk by a U-boat. !.! :i'cri : :vnt a. hour i:. tin water and most e." th* time ?. ,r h? ! bK?n living in san j- undergo- , ing treatment for nervousness. Will Give First Story of Plans td(jQ Soldiers. HE SENSES HOSTI ; T Confident, However, That People Will Back Him to Limit. Bv n *tafY of I *U ? rmm I Kerrlrf. Ctkli- Diapalrh. IPIM hy laltfTMl 8fr? lee.? ! I*?ris. IW |f.?(t p m.)?*004 row WiUon. President of the Unh** State*. ha# just personally tiwur<>4 j me thai he will fljrht to the last ^or hi* fourteen point#, and that ho will not compromise. even at tht risk of th?? necessity of a * ingle* i handed pea< ?? covenant. j Th?- President mad** thip atatem* nt to me in one of thosf rare momenta when the occasion *??med not r*nl^ to warrant but compel. * abandon ; m?*nt of diplomatic reticence an4 silence. HI* innermost f^linfl ! seemed to surge forth to hia lipa and in hia eyes shone the ft re of a holy reaolve. while every wor4 snapped determination. He flunf 1 down the gauntlet of defiance to hii foes. He nail-d as ~i Ho a state* *1 ment published in America that ha had endorsed the project of ft league to enforce peace. pr<?pagata? ^ by William Howard Taft A. league of nations?that, nothing (l inorc and not'.iinr I^k?is the key* ston? of peac\ Mr. Wilson b< li?vei j in it. and for it he will fight? flghfc ; to the last.** The President's personal state* no nt to me regarding the Taft id?4 was as follows: lleelare* Mule ment Palae. "The statement published in th^ ' Chicago Tflbu.n . accredited to thaC paper's Washington correspondent* 1 Mr. Arthur Sear* Henr.ing. to th? effect that before I left for Franca | I gave assurances that 1 > i-proved! formulating a plan for a league to enforce peace ?s entirely falae "I cannot comprehend the leano^ for the plain fabrication. I "I aru as all know. not only la favor of a leaguaV* nations, but 1 believe that th?-,%ruuk( ion of *ucki a league is ab?*oluteljr indi?t?ensatal?i ?o the maintenance of peace. Bu^ this particular i4an of a league unheard of. ^ do not believe in H* j nor *m I cohr. roe-i jFith it.** To tV - ?* he f*< * idfetii, ed an unequjny al exprenMon of h'1 reaolve to tight with all his nughtt anil main for his fourteen points J ' At another juncture during the eon* 1 versation the President said to me^ "It is not tight for anyone n America to give my \ lewa. I nn? ' willinc to agree to what seoms be?t? j In i l??r I onrtt with It Ante. The President is keeping in thf eloaest possible touch with what happening in America, particularly ia Congress. lie is perusing the wire? leaned and cabled texts of speeebe#' by Senators and Representatives witli lONTIXlHi ??X PA?iF. T*a Pope Will Ask Wilson for Place at Conference Par*. Dec. IS.?Cardinal Cerettl* papal under secretary of State, v a? | to call th? President this nfternoo* to urge him to visit Pop** Benedict* It is understood the pope desires ta secure Wilson's influence in obtain ing representation for the Vatican at the peace conference. Mrs. Wilson motored through th% shopping district today hut did not leave her autoipobile. CfiSERESTED AGAINST BERGEPt Federal Judge Landis Over- - . rules Motion for a Direct Verdict. Chicago. Dec. IS.?The sovernm<-q6^ J rested its caac todax in the trial * of ltepresentative-e|?M t 1 verger j four other Socialists. They arc rtiarf* ri ? cd with violations of ilie T?|?ionaf| J act. > *1 The defense immediately j Adolph Germer. one of the ?l'fend*^ ants as the first witness. ? ;>-rri\ar ^ is national aecn tary of the talial *1 party. At one tune he was barter j of the union ciol miner* of lliinoia. He Is a native of Kast Prussia. Seymour Stedman chief of counsel for the Socialist*. tflade a motto* for a directed verdict. It was over- ] ruled by Federal Judge K. M 1-andis. Mr. Stedman iben aske<i that cer tain documenta introduced by tha proaecption he struck out. Kmpha* 1 sis was laid on those relating ta John Klack Schmidt. He m the young man alleged by the defenac to have worked iu the ofli?-c of William F. - - Kruse. one of the defendants. for the purpoae of a idiag Socitliat "con scientio-ia objectors" to All out ques tionnaires. Kruw is secretary of the Young People's Socialist league. He was an active peace ajeaker dur? ? ing the war. Judge I-andis reaorved decision. The dectectJves and members of the t'hie ago police force discuaat'ed other meetings at ahtch all of the defena ants except Reefer made speechea. The tone of the remarks, he said, was anti-war and anti-'onacriptfton. Laurem*e McDonald alao told how he joined a Chicago local of the I. W. W. on order* from the police depart ment. lie became a member of the local and trained the < onfidenoe of many radical leader#. He told of tha freuuent use of the red Hag at theaa meetings William F Kruae. Rev. Ir w!n St. Ji* i Tucket J l^ouia hing dahl and Adolph tJ< r -i^r. all defend ants. iiadc repealed efforts, he aaid, to make Botheviani t?etter undei stood in Chicago.