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THE WASHINGTON HERALD
NO. 4440
WASHINGTON, D. C. SUNDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1918.
'THREE CENTS
?
MORAL POWER
TO RULE WORLD,
SAYS WILSON
-
Declares League of Nations
Will Turn Searchlight
Upon Wrong-doing.
GIVEN TWO DIPLOMAS
Speaks Before Assemblage
of Noted Scholars at Uni
versity of Paris.
-??
Parie, Dec. M.?(By government
wireless to the I'nited Pross,>?Presi
dent Wilson, ?peaking at the Univer
sity of Paris today, denned his con-'
ceptlon of the League of Nations as a
"moral force of men throughout the
world.'* which woul? turn its ^'search
in#; light of conscience" upon any
wrong-doing or aggression.
"Jx st a little exposure will settle
most questions." he declared. "If the
central powers had dared to discuss
the purposes of this war for a single
fortnight, it never would have hap
pened, and if. as should be, they were
forced to discuss it for a year, war
would have been Inconceivable."
The President made hi? address at
the ceremonies in connection with the
?onfening of law and history degrees
fupon him at the University of ?Paris
(Sorbonne).
Feels Heaor Keenly.
"I feel very keenly the distinguished
honor which has been conferred on me
by the great University of Paris," the
President said, "and it is vary de
lightful to me also to have the honor
of being inducted into the great com
pany of scholars whose life and fame
have made the history of the Univer
sity of Paris a thing admirable
among men of cultivation in all parts
of the world.
"By what you have said. sir. of
the theory of education which has
been followed in France, and which
I have tried to promote in the
I'nited States. I am tempted to ven
ture upon a favorite theme. I have
always thought, sir. that the chief
object'of education was to awake?
the spirit; and that, inasmuch as a
literature whenever It touched its
great and higher notes was an ex
pression of the spirit of mankind.
the best induction into education
was to feel the pulses of humanity
which had beaten from age to age
through the universities of men who
had penetrated to The secrets of the
human spirit.
"And 1 agree with the intimation
which has been conveyed today that
the terrible war through which we
have just passed has he??, not only
a war between nations, but that It
ha? been also a war between sys
tems of culture?the one system, the
aggressive system, us ins; science
without conscience, stripping learn
ing of its moral restraints, and us
ing every faculty of the human
mind to do wrong to th? whole race:
the other system reminiscent of the
high traditions of m*n. reminiscent
of all these struggles, some of th**m
obscure, but others clearly revealed
to history, of men of indomitable
spirit everywhere struggling to
wards the right and sacking, above
all things else, to be free.
SwIsjs; of Meral Force.
"The triumph of freedom in this
war means that spirit now dominates
the world. There is a great swing of
moral force moving" through to?
world, and every man who opposes
himself to that swing will go down
in disgrace.
?Tile task^ of those who are gath
ered here, or will presently be gith
ttred her??, to make the settlements of
this peace, is greatly simplified by
the fact that they are masters of no
one;, they are the servants of man
G?????G?? ON PAGE KIGHT
f
GERMAN PRESIDENT
SOON TO BE NAMED
Berlin, Dec. 21 ?The tirst president
of the p*-rman republic will be elected
by the general conference which
will assemble here December 29, it
was announced today.
The Arbeiter Soldatenrat. at its final
session, adopted resolutions providing
for government ownership of mines
and other essential Industries. It also
instructed the people's council to be
g-n socialising immediately.
OfTc/al announcement was made of
the appointment of fount Brockdorff,
i'ifrman minister to Denmark, as for
eign seeretsry. succeeding Dr. Solf.
Strong agitation is reported In Si
lesia >n favor ?f establishing an inde
pendent republic.
Citizens of German blood in Bohe
mia are protesting against their forci
ble mobilization by the Czechs.
Reports from Cassel state that more
than fifty carloads of army food are
plundered there daily.
Japan Sends Business
Men to Peace Parley
** New York. Dec. 21.?The Japanese
government is sending four repre
sentative business men to Versailles
to act sn an advisory capacity to
its peace delegation* accordimi; to a
cablegram received here today by the
National Foreign Trade Council. ?
The ?cablegram from Root. H.
Patch in. one of the council's mem
bers now in Tokio said:
??Recognizing the alue of practi
cal business advice, the Japanese
g-overnment. after consultation with
chambers of commerce. .Is sending
the following with its peace dele
gation: Baron Kondo, president of
the Nippon Yusen Kalsha; E. Fu
kai. director. Bank of Japan; K.
Kukui. managing director. Mutsui
Buss*? Kalsha, and M. Kita, man
aging director Japan Cotton Com
pany" /
To Meet Wilson at Station.
London. Deo 21.?King George per
sonally will meet President Wilson at
the London Railway Station next
Thursday, the Evening News stated
today.
Germany aj Democracy.
Amsterdam. Dec. 21.?Belief that
ii-rminy wfll become a democracy.
but not a socialist republic, ts stated
by Hugo Hesne. one of the leaders
of the German government, accord
:i? to a dispatch from Berlin toda/.
FORMAL PEACE
PARLEYS START
FIRST OF YEAR
President Will Have Gath
ered First-hand Knowledge
of Many Problems.
OFF FOR LONDON SOON
Six Days of Continual Gay
ety Mapped Out for Visit
to British Capital.
Parie, Dec. 21? The new year wilt
find the American delegation ready 1?
?begin the formal intera^ed confei
! encee.
! President WiUon will be back in
? ParU then, with first-hand knowledge
?of the aims of Great Britain. I tab,
France and some of the neutrale. It
! there is any delay In starting the con
ference? shortly after his return from
Encland it Is expected to come from
oV nr than American source?.
It has been suggested that the Brit
ish elections, the result of which will
be known December 28. will necessi
tate some reorganisation of Premier
Lloyd George's coalition cabinet. This
might result in putting off the confer
ences a few days.
Will VUlt < h.:iim..nr.
The President will precede his trip
to England with a visit to American
headquarters at Chaumont. His part*,
?which will Include Mr*. Wilson, Rear
| Admiral G ray eon, the President's per
sonal stenographer, and Mrs. Wilson's
'secretary, will leave for Chaumont in
?a special train December 24. He will
? make an address to the doughboys
and eat Christmas dinner with them.
The Wilsons will leave for a Channel
port, probably Calais, Christmas night,
arriving there at 10 o'clock the next
morning. After that all arrangements
: for the trip will be in the hands of
i British officials. A British warship
will carry the party across to Dover.
In London they will go direct to Buck
ingham Palace.-where they will dine
with King George and Queen Mary?
j A dinner at the Guild Hall will be the
? principal event on December 27. The
I next day the President will go to
? Manchester. On the 2?th he will visit
Carlisle, his grandmother's birthplace.
A concert will be given. He will re
turn to Ixindon that night and leave
for Paris the next day.
Prvgraai ? ? Lende-a.
London. Dec. 21.?The program of
' President Wilson's visit to England
, next week, as officially' made known
? tonight, is as follows:
Thursday. December 2?: PresMent
fand Mn WUeon win arrive at Dover
? at 12Ji> p. m. They will be welcomed
? on behalf of King George by the
j Duke of Connaught and Lord Read
j ing. At 2;3o p. m. the Wilson party
j will arrive at Charing Cross station.
! London. There they wiH be wel
| corned by King George and Queen
Mary. Togetehr with Their Majesties,
? the President and his wife and party
j will drive to Buckingham Palace. In
! the evening they will dine privately
| with the King and Queen at the
| palace.
Friday: In the morning the Presl
I dent will meet the British ministers.
j In the evening he will be the guest
of. honor at a banquet to be tendered
I by the British government.
I Saturday?The chief event will be a
reception ?t Guild Hall similar to that
in the Paris Hotel d? Ville. The lord
mayor will offer him the freedom ot
' ih?? city of London. In the evening h*?
j will attend a government dinner at
| Lancaster House.
i Sunday?The President will visit Car
! lisle, the birthplace of hie grandmother.
; The journey will be entirely private,
I though the authorities and people or
?Carlisle are preparing to rival London
[ In the brilliancy of the reception.
Monday?The President will receive
Tuesday?The Wilson party will re
| turn to France.
The drive from Charing Cross Sta
tion to Buckingham Palace will be
I along th^ same rout? taken two days
ago by Field Marshal Hajg on his
triumphal return to London. Arrange
ments are under ?way for a magnifi
cent decoration of this route and of
the whole city.
CRISTOBEL PANKHURST
SEES NEW ELECTION
: Great Britain Threatened with Po
litical Opposition, She Says.
! London. Dec. 21?Cristobel Pank
| hun>t. In an address at Queen's Hall
' here, startled a great audience by
[predicting another Rentrai election In
?the near future. She said:
The coalition majority in parlia
ment would have been even larger hut
for the labor camouflage. The country
' la now threatened with political oppo
sition from the old Liberal gang, the
[Bolshevik! and the Sinn Feinere.
"Consequently it may become necea
' sary for Lloyd George to decide upon
' another general election to purge the
{house of commons of these enemies
? of Great Britain and the empire."
Quiet Shades for Shoes,
Edict of Boston Experts
Boston. Mass.. Dec. 21.?Conservative
shades of brown and gray will pre
dominate in women's shoes, probably
until next autumn, shoe experts here
declared today.
When1 the war made necessary re
strictions in the colors of women's
shoes manufacturers at once started
In making a large stock of the pre
scribed colors, of which, brown, gray
and dark red predominated!
Holiday Railroad Tickets for Sale.
To accommodate those who wish
to avoid the holiday rush by buying
their railroad and sleeping car
?tickets ahead of time for their
? Christina* trips, the consolidated
ticket office, at 1229 F street, will
?remain open week days until 9:30
; p. m. from December 1? to Decem
ber 24. In addition to the large
number of government employes
who will take vacations during the
holidays, it is? expected a great many
soldlars and sailors will be given
leave on furlough or be released
from the service at that time. The
railroad ticket offices wilt be taxed
to capacity in trying to take care
of the crowds, and vacationists will
not only assure themselves of ac
commodations in advance, but will
save try ir own time and ????? the
situation, materially by milking uj?e
of this convenience.?Adv.
Four American Aces
Reach Newport News
Four American aces arrived at
Newport Newa yesterday. it was
learned.
They are MaJ. Thaw. Pittsburgh,
and Capta. Biddle, Philadelphia:
Brldgeman, Lake Forest, 111., and
Kdgar Tobin. San Antonio, Tex.
They were given five days leave of
absence.
Russ "Reds" Quit Reval
Line ; Swedes Send Ships
Copenhagen. Dec. 21.-Bolshevik
forcea are retiring from the front,
southeast of Reval, a dispatch from
Konlgsburg reported today.
Another dispatch from that city said
a Swedish fleet has appeared In Estho
nlan waters near fievaL
AccusedGirl
Slayer Ends
j Life in Cell
M. H. Piper Held for Kill
ing Freda Weichmann
Found by Lawyers Hang
ing by Collar.
Muskegon. Mich.. Dec. 21.?Mil.. II.
j Piper, accused slayer of Freda
Weichmann while on a campinK
| honeymoon trip, hanged himself in
the Muskegon Jail tonight.
Piper's body was found hanging
from a cell bar by his lawyers short
ly after 9 o'clock. He had hanged
himself by*his collar. There were
faint signs of life but attempts to
revive him were futile.
It developed today that Freda
Weichmann was killed with a ?hot
gun. Imbedded In the girl's brain
a felt wad from a .12 gauge shell
{ was found by physicians and sub
! sequent search of th** house former
! ly occupied by Piper disclosed a .12
gauge shotgun, police claim. This is
? believed to have caused Piper to end
I his life.
Huns Trying to Crowd
Allies Into Quick Peace
Amsterdam. Dec. 21? Dispatcher from
i BcrUn today indicated that Germany
? is anxious for the Peace Conference
to get under way.
Richard Barth, radical member of *
j the German government* la reported
? to have proposed to the people's
?council that a delegation be sent to
Versailles immediately to ask the
allies ir they are ready to conclude
peace. 7 .**.
I The British governor of Cologne has
ordered the workmen's and soldiers'
costicil* to discontinue their activities
Ion both banks of the Rhine and
'evacuate all t>ublic buildings at once,
?according to the Dusseldorf Nachrich
! ten. -* |
FESS MAY TRY j
FOR SPEAKER
His Statement Throws
Members of Congress
Into Conjecture.
Representative Simeon I>. Fees, !
chairman of the Republican Congres
sional Committee, yesterday issued a
statement In connection with the
Speakership fight which some friends
of Represen tat i ve Mann interpret as
an attack on his candidacy and also
as Indicating that Mr. Feas has
Speakership aspirations.
Mr. Fesa' statement ostensibly was
an appeal for harmony. He men
tioned no names, however, and it Is
I felt that in the ranks of both the
; Mann and Gillett supporters ?? may
? produce a situation exactly opposite
? to that pointed out as necessary to
safeguard the party's future.
j Mr. Fess stated later that his sup
I port had been sought for both candi
i dates. He declined to pledge himself \
I to either, but agreed to issue a state
?ment. He admitted that under certain ]
j conditions ho may be a candidate I
I himself. "
SPAIN WILL SUPPORT
LEAGUE OF NATIONS
President's Policy Only Salvation
for Small Countries, Premier Says.
Paris, Dec. 21.?Spain unanimously
favors the league of nations., Pre
mier Rorhanoncs told the I'nited 1
Press today.
The premier, who came here to con
fi r with President Wilson, also ex
pressed confidence in the establish-!
ment of strong political and commer
cial ties between Spain and the |
I'nited States. m
"Spain recognizes to a man that]
the league of nations is the only sal
vation for the smaller nations." Ro
I manones said.
'"Half of Spain's national budget
? consists of expenses resulting from
? the war. If the league o/ nations had ?
I been established our years ago we
I could have used this money for indus- |
' trial and Internal development.
"Although we are depending upon
formation of the league to help us,
we also are counting upon our frtend
i_shlp and commercial relations with
1 the I'nited States, with whom the
past no longer exists?only the fu
ture." >
Steamer Goes Aground;
Entire Crew Rescued
j Charleston, s. C . Dec. L'I.?The light
I house tender Cypress, with the entire
' crew of the steamer Bedminster.
which went aground near Brunswick
Thursday, arrived here today.
The Bedminster, which was built
? fos the Shipping Board, le a total
i lc^s, advices received here today. The
. tugs Cynthia and Paulson, sent, cut,
' from here in an endeavor to save the
| vessel, repo/t that the Bedminster be
tan breaking u?> before they arrived.
Why Wilson Went
By WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE
(Copyright, 1918. by the Wheeler Syndicate, Inc.)
WILLIAM ALLEN WHITE, who h?? just sailed for Europe to
cover the Peace Conference, while in Washington obtaining his pass
port?, interviewed a great number of statesmen of all shades of po
litical opinion and affiliation. The result of these interviews is
embodied in the remarkable article which we print herewith.
Not forthe circus parade did Presi
dent Wilson go to Europe, though the
circus ' parade from Reme to London
will be the greatest military triumph
ever seen on earth. President Wilson
went to Europe for three major poli
cies. .*
First for freedom of the seas.
Second for a democratic, economic
Internationalism, and third, for a
league of democracies.
Arid to explain tbem?even in tho
terms of tho President'? own speeches
?makes it obvious that a man of the
President's cast of mind could not
stay at home while these things are
in the making. But those near the
President now are using a candor in
discussing his plans which makes it
plain that they feel that their chief's
temporamental lack of candor is un
fortunate. It is fair that the Ameri
can people should know in plain terms
Just what their chief is after for them
in Europe. And what follows will not
be credited to "one ii\ a position to
know" nor "to one of the President ?
advisera'?.' nor to "a man whose name
would carry far more than merely or
ficiftl weight if It were disclosed. "
What follows is what scdres of men
know who have talked to the Presi
dent. They won't talk for publica
tion because they have spoken to the
IVesident. But one may write with
the bridle off who has not talked to
the President when one has found
many mon talk so freely. Hence this
definition of terms and aims in sim
ple Knglish.
Freedom of the Seas.
First.?The free interchange of
norvcontraband Roods In war and the
definition of "food not consigned]
nor evidently destined for soldiers"
as noncontraband goods. Second?
?
the policing of all canals and strat
egic straits-Panama. Suez, the Dar
danelles, the Kiel Canal and Gibral
tar?by an international naval po- '
lice force under the executive dt-j
rection of the United State?. Why I
the United State?? Because Eng-1
land, the world's greatest sea pow
er, trusts us. Why? Because we
gave England trade rights through)
l'anama when we might have Inter
preted an ambiguous treaty against
her. Giving England the freedom!
of the Panama Canal is one of the
base? upon which the President's
whole foreign policy rest?. He
stresse? national honor. He believes
that bread cast upon the interna
tional waters in 1*13 1? about to re-I
turn in American glory in 1919-1
There can be no doubt l>ut that the ?
President is resigned to the fact I
that England will continue To be'
mistress of the ?ems. Hut America
will be the traffic cop who Will KtOT
scandal! This will grind the faces
off British imperialism. But it will
probably sntiefy llrttish labor, and
that situation is important- We will
ri turn t? it later. ? y
Dessaeratlr, v:,-.,a#?itilc lateraa
tlonull.m.
Sow for the second proposition, a
democratic, economic internationalism.
We must not ferret that peace with
out victory 1? one of President Wil
son'? phrases. He ts not a bitter
ender. A man who is too proud to
tight may be a hit snueshnlsh about
loot. It Is the academic1 mind. Anfl
the German intuition is keen. The
Invitations to visit Germany will be
rejected because that would be em
barrassing to one who proposes to de
CONTINLED ON P^gK FIVE.
Germans Flocking to Ebert;
Reds' Threats Prove Idle
Workmen's and Soldiers' Council Supports
Ministry?Strike Ordered by Spartacus
Faction Fails to Take Effect.
n> 1 RANK 4. TWI.IiH.
I iiit.-ii Previa Mn?T < orrt ?pondent,
Berlin, Dec, CO (nurhU.?Germany ts
fretting solidly behind the Ebert-Haa*?
government. Jf^.
Every facitori except the 9p?rtacue
(extreme radicate), even the all^feower
ful Arbeiter Soldatenrat (Workmen's
and Soldiers' Council), has indorsed
the present ministry, officially and un
officially.
The Spartacans are looming up more
and more as mere trouble-maker?.
Their threatened strike failed to ma
terialize yesterday. Their demonstra-.;
lions are regarded as bluffs. None of I
their plans seems to be organized, and j
they are grabbing at anything that !
might prove sensational.
Despite the fact the Spartacans are
weakening, they continue to be a dlb*
turbing factor in the German .situa
tion. While Karl Liebknecht's oratory
?* flighty, it is effective, and Ig tem
porarily attracting attention.
Reda Refeae latervte-wa.
To geP a statement of the Sparta
can's alms seems to be irapoesibe).
Liehknecht and his co-worker. Roam
Luxemburg, told the I'nited Press
correspondent that "we will talk, and
we will write, but we wir. give no
Interview." They said that "any in
terview purporting to come from ub
is a fftke."
Liebknecht and his followers plan to
forco establishment of a Soviet sys
tem similar to that in Russin. Lieb
knecht, fcn fact, is accused of working
hand in hand with the Russian Bol
shevik!, letters from Ru^si^n Bol
sheviks felicitating Liebknecht, un-,
NORTHCUFFE IN PRAISE
OF WILSONS PURPOSE
Great Britain Sincere in League of
Nations. He Says.
'Paris, Dec. 21.?Lord Northcllffe.
speaking ?? a reception to Ajeerican
newspaper correspondents tonight,
characterized President Wilson's visit
to England as the most important
event in Anglo-American relations.
He especially praised the wisdom of
including the great "Manchester man
ni.-.?-t uri.iii diatrict In the Presidents
itinerary, saying that "I.ondon is not
Kurland, the same as New Tork Is
not America."
Northciiffe asserted that Great Brit
ain is sincere in Its adherence to the
league of nations.
U.S.AV1ATRIXT?TRY
TRANSATLANTIC TRIP
Katherine Stinson Also to Fly Over
Huns Hunting Prison Camps.
London, Dec. 21.?Katherine,. rHinson.
American avlatrix. announced today
that sh^ will attempt to fly from Eu
rope to America She expressed confi
dence in her ability to do what noi
mere man has evecjdone.
Miss Stinson is thte first pilot of her
sex to fly over Ixmdon. She accom
plished the feat yesterday in ? Hand
Iey-Paige machine.
The American girl was scheduled to
fly to Paris today, where she will en
ter the employ of the Red Cross. Ac- j
cording to local officials of the Red ?
Cross, she will be sent on a flight Into I
Germany to search out unreported I
prison camps, where it is believea |
tftere are many missing American sol
diers. She may be accompanied on
this proposed flight by Alice Flcenore,
of San Francisco.
Admit Robbing Louis Drake.
Baltimore, Doc. 21.?Samuel Faggen,
IS. of Philadelphia, and i.ouis H. Dan
iels, 2t>, of Buffalo. N. Y.. following I
their arrest bv Headquarters Detec ?
tives King and Jenkins here tonight, \
admitted that they held up, assaulted
and robbed, Lo.uJs.L .Drake,, of 1?K2 a
.street northwest, AVashington, D. C.
on the bridge near Druid HUI Park at
the point of a revolver.
wittingly printed in this week's issue
of the Ked Flag, served to substanti
ate the opinion that ten ?Spartacans
areufceing financed by the Bol*hevU|i.
iJehkcecht. OsoSrg L^debotir and
other radicals regard the revolution
as their own child, since they were
the first to get into action when the
sailors' mutiny at Kiel started.
The people's council has hesitated
to use force against the Spartacans,
largely because they are strongly
against the Prussian method of rely
ing more upon force than persuaflon.
The public generally is impatient and
would support more emphatic meth
ods by the council, which now com
pletely controls the- army.
BoargeoUle Favor Kfcert.
The bourgeoisie and upper classes
are exerting no particular influence on
the situation, but generally favor the
Ebert-Haase group. They hope for
establishment of a constitutional gov
ernment, after which they would ac
tively participate in stabilizing con
ditions.
It is Impossible to find any ten
dency toward anything but liberal
ism from any class. The attitude
of all classe!? this week has been
that of greater confidence in the
ability of the government to handln
the situation. No further trouble
of any magnitude is expected if the
food supply holds out.
? new branch of the foreign office
has been created to assist public
and private foreign commerce. Herr
Falke, former Cerman consul in
New York City, is in charge of this
department.
JOFFRE ENTHUSIASTIC "
ON U. S. SHARE IN WAR
"Wonderful Vision." Marshal Says
in Speech Before Academy.
"History ha* never registered a
more wonderful vision," declared
Marshal Joffre on the occasion of his
reception-as a member of the French
Academy, in referring to" America's
entry into the world war.
French official cabios yesterday de
scribed tho impressive ceremony, at
tended by . President Wilson and
President Poincar?.
"Millions of men tore themselves
away from peaceful occupations,
passed a sea sown with snares, and
came thousands of miles from their
country to give their lives for a noble
cause and a grand" ideal," the cables
quote from Joffre's address.
WRIGHT SEES BROAD
SCOPE FOR AIRPLANE
New York. Dec. 21.?Immediate and
practical use of the airplane in peace
time for national defense, for sport,
for the transportation of mall and
-light merchandise and for limited
*>*ff?e.n?ier service Is urged by Orville
Wright In a statement on the future
f*f ? .'ron-i utlea in America, made pub
lic here today.
Mr. Wright believes that the air
plane has a commercial future, but
before this future develops, he infers,
the people must co-operate with the
inventors and manufacturers in pro
viding saf? landing places. Some day
? n The nein future airplanes cirryinir
freight and passengers. It is declared,
will ' u ;i veiM' mnny roti tes, and
whether a city Is to have the privi
lege of this new means of transpor
tation, who o possibilities for service
are beyond estimation, depends on
terminal facilities.
Mr. Wright's statement, issued from
hi? experimental laboratory in Day
ton, Ohio, and made public here, fol
lows:
"It is most difficult to foretell .ill
of the future 6f aviation. No doubt
many uses will develop which are now
entirety unforeseen. Tho mo?t imme
diate and nraciicRl :?-?? w'll be for
national defense, tor sport, for trans
portation of mail and light in? rchan
dise and for passenger service sup
plementing special trains,'?
Queen Alexandra Stays
In London for Wilsons
London. Dec. a.?<jueen Alexan- j
Ira. mother of Kins; George, ha? '
:ancelled her plans for spendine
Christmas In the country In order
to greet President Wilson.
The housekeeper and assistants
at Buckingham Palace are busy pre
paring accommodations for the Wil
lons.
Lone Bandit Get? $2,500;
Girl Clerk Sees Theft
Indianapolis. Dec. 21? About C
5?) was procured by a bandit who held
up the automobile license office in j
the cap?tol today.
Mie? Mary Leonard, a clerk, was the
only person In the office when a young
man entered, grabbed the money and
I scaped.
Jap Alienist
Kills Doctor
In Hospital
Disarmed As He Mutters
Something About "Pro
tection of Woman's Hon
or"; Locked in Jail.
Towson, Md., Dec. 21.?Dr. Norbura
Islta, a Japanese mental expert,
standing calmly in the room with sev
eral other physicians In the main
office of the Sheppard-Pratt Hospital
today, suddenly drew a revolver and
fired three shots into the body of Dr.
George B. Wolf, killing him almost
Instantly. ?
Drs. W. R. Dunlon and E. N. Brush,
the latter superintendent of the hos
pital, rushed at the Japanese, expect
ing further attack. But his hand had
droprw-d at his side and as he was
disarmed he muttered something
about "protection of a woman's
honor." Dr. Islta submitted calmly
to arresi when Deputy Sheriff Brown
appeared and was taken to the jail
here.
Dr. Isita made a rambling statement
at the jail, declaring Ite had had trou
ble with Dr. Wolf respecting a nurse
at the hospital Dr. Brush and others
who were familiar with conditions at
the hospital denied emphatically that
there was any basts for the charge.
Dr. Islta also said he had been perse
cuted by Dr. Wolf. who. he declared,
had called him a spy.
The murderer's sanity will be mso
the subject of an examination, it wa&
said tonight.
Both *>r. Islta and his victim erad?.
uated fT*Vi Johns,Hopkins University,
where Dr. Isita. took a special course
od mental diseases. Dr. Wolf had
been An the *ne|*kard- Pratt Hospital
sta? since graduating; from Johns
Hopkrns, and TW. Tsfta Had been at
the hospital since early summer spe
cialising further in the study of men
tal diseases. Both men were 3S years
of age. Dr. Wolfs home was In Leb
anon county, Pa.
RIVER BILL OUT
AT $26,936,344
Chesapeake Waterway Gets
Biggest Fund in Message
Sent to House.
Carrying appropriations of SHi.ffK.3tl
the Rivers and Harbors Bill was re?
ported out by the House committee
yester?ny.
This inclushd J\7u\Ml for new proj
ect.?*: $15,074,500 for maintenance of
uncompleted works and t.MJ.000 for
maintenance of work completed.
A letter from President Wilson to
Chairman Smalt of the committee
written the da ? before he ?ailed for
France and made public yesterday
uree? economy p? the tonsideration of
new projects
"May I suggest al?o If new projects
are adopted. they should l>e ?croti
nlred very .carefully indeed, in order
to make sure they are in the public
ll:tere?t." he wrote.
?a.OOn.OOO for Chesapeake.
"While the nation demand* eeon
* my. particularly al this time, in th?
expenditures of the government. I
think that It will Justify adequate
provisions for the improvements of
river? and liarbors along the lines I
have ventured to suggest "
?."Every national circumstance has
combined since we entered the war
to emphasize what was before very
clear In the thoughts of men who
were students of the subject; name
ly, that the water transportation
system of the country should be de
veloped and promoted In every
legitimate way and co-ordinated,
whenever possible, with the rail
road? arid othei ?instrumentalities of
traffic."
The largest singly appropriation
for new projects is $3.000.000 for the
Chesapeake and Delawae Water
way.
Others include $111.300, Bridge
port Harbor. Conn.; $1"?3.0"0. Stam
ford. Ct.: $350.000. Raritan River.
?. J.; $398.635. ("ape Fear River,
below Wilmington. Del.; $240.0?0.
Brunswick. Ga. : $.140.000. Cumber
land River above Nashville, Tenn.;
$33S.51>0. Fairport Harbor. Ohk>;
$181.000, Sanduskv. Ohio: $;.")0.00A
Detroit River. Livingstone Channel:
$130,000. Coos Bay. Oregon and
$K?>,000 V?quiras Ma'nor, Oret.?n.
American Marines Form
Patrol for the Rhine
With the American Army of Occupa
tion in Germany. Dec. IS (delayed).?
An American patrol- for the Rhine
River. composed of eight large
Liiinchesr manned by Marines from the
Second Division, la being formed. Th?
launches were requisitioned fiOm the
Germans and fitted up by trowps of
the Third American array.
The In'ies of the Marines will be tu
patrol the river and see that traffic
regulations are carried out.
2,000 Greek* Escape War Prix?.
Amsterdam. Dec. 31. Following a
three-dove' revolt against eondiuons
in the prir.on ??nip el OorliU. durtng
which there wne many casaselties.
3.000 Greek prisoners escaped, accord
ing to a dispatch today from Berlin.
OFFICERS FIGHT
BOGHE EFFORTS
TO WIN YANKS
Hun Proclamation Urges
Native* to Curry Favor
with Americans.
EASY DAYS FOR ARMY
Invaders in Comfortable
Billets Get New Equip
ment and Clothing.
B? W IHK MILLER.
I ?m. ., Pre*? Stuff < orrr*f>*.n?rmt.
American Headquarters in Germany,
Dec. 19 (by Uourler to Nanryh?The
eight divisions comprising the third
army have settled down to the first
rest they have enjoyed in months^
With the exception of _ the light pa
trol duties of the three front line
divisions, the ?0.-?) mesi have little
to do. The officers are allowing the
men to relax as much as possible for
the present, but they are devising
ways snd means to keep the troops
busy after a few days of loafing?to
prevent them from thinking too much
about going home.
Every effort will be made to amuse
th?* men. There will be athletics,
movies and home talent shows. There
will also be less drilling and a more
liberal daily ration. As soon as the
railwsy service is perfected, thousand?
of them will be given leave to go to
Southern France. Meanwhile the en
tire army is being reclothed and fur
nished with new equipment.
Considerable attention is being paid
by srmy official.- to preventing undue
fraternization between the troops and
the inhabttapts, which presents a pux
xling problem. After the first few
days of coldness, the nativos fou .d
the doughboys were human brings.
Their attitude has now changed, to
over-friendliness.
In view of the International situa
tion, the authorities are making ef
forts to discourage too close ??ela
tion?. In Coh|*?ns and other large
places the military police have
been ordered to warn soldiers who
are observed in long conversations
with the townspeople. mating or
drinking with them, or giving any
other indication of fraternization.
But the problem is made difncult?by
the fact that in some pisce* the
soldier?, ^are billeted with the in
habitants
Several division command? re have
ordered their officers to lecture the
men and ca.l attention to the i*ct
that a state of war still ?xista. re
minding them of Germany's ???si
against civilization, to which the
German people offered no objection.
Paper* Pralae Yankee?.
In the smaller towns the pdbple'a
attitude Is particularly friendly.
They offer the troop? delicacies and
wine, and more comfortable billets
in their own homes.
Military officials, in view of the
fact that Germany is apparently at
tempting to curry America's faxor
for Its effect on the P? ace Confer
ence snd relation? after ti.? war. be
lieve it ia beet to curb su? h mar. -
festations.
"One can make oral) ih*- fsssaM
favorable romni? nt on th? at
of the Americans.' safs the 1*>
Zeltung. m ref? rrtng to the ..
tlon of * Vblena
Th. y beba?.ed ? *
Among the ????-?? S??) m
In ?hoe? ressi? safe?? 'l??
district Th?? Am? r ?
I It Me??
The commitw ? .
the district ?.? ?
proclamation
state of ?s? -t
German) an?t ami
"The Ansa-M IM
tn Ht vou a?
no wiah to
long as you
that you ar* w *tHy of
sa\s the prtM lamatlo?
'Prove your?* ?\**? or>1e^ loving
Germans. Be gra\e a? J ? ..ntteoos,
neither Importunati nor *??# anas' The
Americans will then ma?? m good re
I-ort of >ou and take home a high
feeling of commendation "
Col R H. Williams hHd a .-onfer
ence with the editors and theater
om-ners He notified the former they
would not be allowed to publish In
flammatory articles or crMlcise tb?
American or allied armies. The thea
ter owners were told they would not
be permitted to produce inflammatory
or critical plays and movies
\ewas>as>ers *elae4.
?? copies ?>{ the two propaganda
newspapers, the Continental Newi
and the Kngiish American New.?,
have been confiscated and -further
sale of them has been prohibited.
The first arrest made by the Ameri
cans IrvCoblenz was a prominent husi
BjMg. man who was caught exchang
ing marks for francs at less than the
official rate of exchange. He will be
tried before s ? American pr?vost
court.
The provost guard has been ordered
hereafter to arrest all German sol
diers who wear their uniform without
permission.
Th* Third army hna taken over su
pervision of th? busy shipping traffic
along the Rhine. It controls the
movements of all boats, halting traf
fic while troops are crossing
Hungary to Be Occupied
By Entente, Says Rumarra
London. I>ec. 21.?Occupation of ths
whole of Hungary has been ordered
by the entente power?, the Rumanian
high command has notified the Hun
garian government, according to *
?Central News dispatch from l?udapeel
via Amsterdam
I The Rumanian hiirh command de
clared that the allies have ordered
{Rumanian troops to aid in the occu
pation. Rumania will take control oi
jthe country as far ne the ri?, er This,
?the dispatch declsres, the Sos* aty will
occupy the Dastnbe country and th<
?Trench, British and G reek? low*?
T?ungaryy.
; a
Subway Cavt-m KiTk Two
T*rk. t>T. :i.?Two bodies ol
workers were taken frojn th? d<l>: u
of h cavc-in on construction work or
a new Brooklyn subway tonight. ?
score of men were at wort; whet t?..
i-arth (rave way. aod early po'.ic? r?
ports ?ere tha?? numb? r o/ per*.??
had b**n VU:,<S
TAX ON PROFITS,
ALSO INCOMES,
CUT BY SENATE
_
Revenue Bill Amendment?
Adopted by Strict Pariv
Vote, 37 to 31.
-
IS EFFECTIVE IN 1920
Republicans Aeree to Avoid
Filibuster, Assuring Final
Passage of Measure. . ?
Dividing strictly oti party lines, the
Senate yeeterday adopted amendment*
Ito the re\enue bill reducing the taa
rates on profits and incomes far tee
riscal year ending J une s?. J??. so as to
I produce revenue not In excess of
?- ? ?? ?? fssl SBjSj ??' h mell?n
l by >Vnator MiH^imber. Republican, to
| eliminate this feature from th? >AL
? was thirty-one "ayes" to thirty-seven
"noes."
Republic? ? Senators oppussd tho
provision because they regarded It
as an attempt to legislate on a Mjb
Ject which should be considered by the
I next Congress in which the Kepabtl
j cans will hn< control. Democrats
I supported v It upon the ground the.?
1 business should be advised In advance ?I
of the 1st* collections that rates for
the following year would be lowered.
K'ery RepuMiesn' In the Senate at
the time the roll was called voted for
the McCunvber action, and all th?
Democrats voted against It.
Mrst Party Tete.
This was the first party vote oa
the measure since it bss been be
t?re the Senate. In accordance
. with an understanding among the
? Republic*? leaders tsM ? sposltlo?
of this testure of tlie lili will re
? move any doubt as ta the final pas
sage of the measnr? U ? republi
cans having announced that if de
feated on the |aafl plsii they would
not seek to delay the passage of th.*
measure by filibuster or other? se
. Senator Simmon? of North Caro
fraa. In charge if the till, an
nounced just Ih fier.- the Senate ad
journed tha? l.e In fes t" be able t?
bring about the final passage tomor
row. To this end he succeeded si
gelling the Senate to tal>c a re
cesa to 10 orl.Kk lomorrcw morn
ing, ana said that if necessary ?
night session will be held t" cneci
} passage of the bill.
The lfto plan > cuts oat
? the M pe?-**nt tax on war pronta
'for the year 1?*-3?. reduce? he
i retes \n corporation and Individual
' inc.mee ! rd. and ate?
low ers the ex?
excess profit? rates for the year
IlDl''-??) will h? M per cent and ??
! per ressi and for lsl^-^ti they will
. be 30 per cent and 4" < t e*?r.t. The
'< norms! rate on individual incomes
| for the coming yea I . per
cent <t per rent an the trat .?..oto?.
? and under the 1P:'0 incision it ?'ill
be reduced to ? per cent, or 4 per
\ cert on the first $4.(?0 The coi-"
, poratio? Ine? me tax is reduc
irle rame m'thod from l? per cent
? ? per cent
?fir? st ?ntrreaalaste.
Ta- debate on the 19? fintare of
?).. I.ill brought to the surface same
ppings of the feelings enter
i \ Senator Borsh, of Idaho.
hees of the rm.n silvf Repub
licans ?ralnst the leadership of Sena
I var?se. Long? Smoot and
..'hm of ?he "ala gusrd."
? laalsr Borah point?.Hy inoulred
i?on for the sudden chsnge of
front on the ni.r-t of l'enrosr and
irth?- Republicans on the Finance
Cosamittee; U>?-y had announced whea
the IHrtnafJSSrt* wrote thi- section Inta
? . that the would tight tl.e
rsteasura "te the hittir end." but srv
ersi ear? safer skclur?! U ? \ would
not st tempt to block th? passage of
the hill If tsefested ill their effort? to
knock out th? '?? r???? slons.
*e?i?lor ato'umi-er. of North Ds?
kots, ana ?enei.m Townsend. of Mich
igan openly sciu.-cd the Dem?crata
f at Isaia?,In? to tain ? political ad
vantage by pn'ting the TCP reductions
in th.? 1' I llolh declnred that an
extra session of Congress will be nec
essary and that revision of the taxes
cuiild I..? positioned unrtl the near
Congre-ss rmcts.
Senator Simmons defended the G*5?
the letter
written by Secretary McAdoo after?
the signing of the arn.i.-lloe in which
the reductions m ere urged.
Wilson, The Just, U. S.
President's Name in
Future, Frenchman Say?
Tartu. EVkv Z\ ? President ^Yilaon**
? h? \ ? >*as "on*? of
th*- Kroate?*? ?*venf.? mankind har ?
had to reruUer," i\*-flared Vtoc Rector
l.utu-n Poir?rai> today. la conferring
the decree of doctor of law and hia
tory on the Pr?sident at Sorbona?
tThivwreity
'History will te.1 how he tried te
j realise the Imp^HahaWe nvpreflM
! ri?ht hy an ; --? ?: lion of pmotA? ?
| l.leratp the *n; ?J,'- j-jud Poiit'are
iln clorurar hin ndOn-si?. h? jm-M:
"In the nani-? of th?- 1 n.v. rait) of
PA?".!? tSorbonnei I 1 t;reat
h tu?") r of ho*;owinl?: th? lna.cn>? and
j dtjflnina of a tio.c.or upon him whom
j posterity will oatl "The- Jn
The <'Temoni**.* took piare in ?he
J tin**enei' of Pr< piden ? Poiiicarr rVe
iTii* ? < ?? ???, ? 'au. th?? ruh-.??! an?!
thi presidenta of 11 ?nd
Anarchy in SKv Rcions
Argues Need for League
Ixuidon. Dec. M ?The rhronele. re
parded as Premi?? Lloyd Qaasgsjra
? personal organ, promiiiertly display
I a special dispatch from Geneva ??G?
? ing that need of the league ?
G tions is evidenced t,v ;n situation hs
, Qu'ici? and the 1'kraine.
I The <j is ?? .itch jioin:s ont that In tho??
? Imo count; - Kolehcvii.
?'released Italhsn prisoners the fighting
1 arid plunderitifr ?'beeeuse the war left
? machine guns land guns In the hi ?a*
100.006 lobi??? u ?*.-.?*
Copenhagen, ?>-c. Traveler?
from Germany report that there are
! more than let.tu? unemployed rasa
in Berlin. The s:reels are full of
ijheggsrs. Maay'of th. largest fa?
I to
tories hare ck?ed.;

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