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AT COLLEGES War Department Plans to Establish Courses in Which Schools Excel. In line with the ravfV? building pro gram. America's colleges and univer sities, through the aid of the War Department, will Join in advancing miUUry preparedness. It was an nounced yesterday that ?0 of the M ma ?or American institutions of learn ing are preparing to establish courses of atudy for ?II If? Officers' Train ing Corps, immediately upon the de ,^?.',??'.??? of their Students' Army Training Corps. - In addition to collece unit?, pUna Vire under way to ?<"*0?"*,*?5 irimber cf other cities. kit?? M?r ?* F""'? Inder the new plan ""'". *^" J? permuted to special!? ,n raining or iVvrs for the vinous army corps. " wm be possibi. for ?""?????? *?j? .omo famo?, for the skill of men they tram for the artillery ?"?'??*? Si-nal Corps, o???? artillery, orrt , ?nee ?.??? Torrs and aeronautic divisions of the army. The administration of thej***** be under the direction of the commit tee on education and spec.a "?*?"'"?' operating under the war ? ans divi Sion of the general staff of the army. AMID BATTLEsTmEN TURN TO MINISTRY London-A register being made by ? the t'hurch of Ensland reveals; the fact that in the midst of war nearly JflOO vorinc men have found a desire ? to enter the ministrv of the church | Of this number :.0CO *?< .'?luir?L* ? ( course of education or training, ann I the church is planning to aid all tho.?e jivho mav need the aid to prepare Themselves to preach. Of the men who went out to war about 800 were theological students. _ Battle Front Show Is Given in Paris Parls.-The Argonne Players, the | theatrical troupe of the Seventy- , ??venth Division, made their debut In Paris at a large Parisian theater by special permission of Gcn^ Robert Alenata-, to an audience of men on . leave and patients from the numer- | ou? hospitals. The ?how was re-? hearsed and first liven on the Ar-I gonne front within range of the Ger- , man guns. The actors all took part ; In the sreat American posh. This German Must Have Been Horrible Paris.-After one of the last battles , o," the war. a captured German general , was. Invited to feed with a group ot British officers. He assumed an air of Importance and when the waiter called off the day's list of eats, he said in ? English. "Is that all" Horrible'" A subaltern on being waited on save a perfect imitation of the general, ex-, claiming. "Is that all" Horrible!" The, ?German sprang to his feet. "Do you \ know who I am" I am a se?era! of , the German army?" "Is that all?" ? interrupted the sub. "Horrible:" Need Hard Coal? Ask For Baron Schroeder I.ondon.? Six hundred tons.of anthra- ; cite coal, belonging to Haron Schroe- | der. can be had for the asking. It was . to have been distributed to the poor, hut nobody has called for it. The coal I controller has been trying to pass it ; out to the merchants without any sue-1 cess. Anthracite coal needs specially made stoves to get the best use of it. and there is a lack of these stove? throughout the city. Philippines Build Trade in Embroidery Manila?Hand embroidery has come to provide a principal industry for the Philippines, though started a few years ago as a "spare moment" filler. For the year 1314 the output amounted to ?I??/?}. For the year 1917 it reach ed nearly ?2.?0ft.00n. In Manila nine teen firms market the work of S0.900 persons in ?tnd ?about the city. Most of the women doing this work engage In it at home. Serbian Girl Wins War Decorations Paris?Miss Milouka Pavich. "2. K "top" sergeant in the Serbian army, now in Trance, volunte-red ' after her nV* brothers had been , kille-.l. Sb" went through the ter- j rible Serbian retreat and fought In;? a number of rear-guarJ actions. Sh* . has be-r". decorated with the legion ', ci Honor. the French Croix de J a.u rre and ha? received the high! rar.'* of ?tar o? the Order of Kara- ; ?lecrgevich Historic Structures in Belgium Saved Brussels.?Among historic structures! which es.-a.ptni Hun destruction is the Hotel de Ville in Br?ssel?. Originally ; it was a House of Aldermen, but ? : was rebui'! in the fifteenth century. Many Chang's have been made in the | Aructure during the centurie?, but Its' ancient beauty has not been marred. I and Belgians rejoice that it escaped destruction. Opposite the Hotel de Ville is the Maison du P.ol. another building of historical and architec tural Interest. Machine Hits Trolley. William E. Traymoro, of 209 In diana avenue northwest, received Flight injuries when hi? auto col lided with a Washington Railway and Electric Company street cur on Sixteenth stree*. near M street southeast. The right rear wheel of the machine was ?mashed. i THIN MODEL WATCH 12 size, Guaranteed , 20 years. $11.75 QUALITY JEWELRY CO. 438 9th St. N. W. FIRST PICTURE OF" U-BOAT IN U. S. WATERS ,, ?%% This picture of* the V-152, sister ehip of the Deutschland, and her crew, wa? snapped in American water? last October, after the sub had sunk the American atorexhi? Ticonderoga. It wa? taken by Paul Jacob, of KurrenburK. Sa&le, Ger many, one of the crew. 1?? had It when the U-boats surrendered to the British, and sold It to our cor respondent at Harwich, England, where the U-boats are interned. At the top are the commanders. Capt. Franz and I.ieut. WHle. Note the sailor on the deck playing a con certina. ? * * ???"?*,?* PRE-CHRIS?MAS SERVICES HELD BY CITY'S CHURCHES More Elaborate Ceremonies Planned for Wednesday, with Services, Music and Gifts to Orphans. Christmas services were held in the majority of the churches of the cit> yesterday in anticipation of the more ?laboral?? c?r?monies arranged for Jhrifltmag I>ay. In many of the Sunday schools "hristmas tree? were lit for the chil iren and Christmas carol.*' sun? in ?onor of the com ini? of the Christ ^hild's birthday. At the Metropolitan Baptist Church the pastor. Rev. John \ Ball, rea-d his evening sermon. The World's True Uight," by the ight of the children's tree. In the morning the carol ?ringing was led by iilbert A. Clark, and. Dr. Ball spoke m "Why the Wise Men Were Wise."' Children in the Sunday school of the Metropolitan M. E. Church celebrated .he day by carrying gifts of food and ?lothing to the children s.t the Metho 3ist Orphanace. In the morning th** "hnsim-as prayer was read bv Mr*. -'ay, and the primary department, un 1er the leadership of M ras Bertha ?ray. sanir the Christmas carols. A reading on "The T,ittle Town of Scthlehem" was given by David Ja nie son and Mrs. Theodore I,ay ton re nted Phillip Brooks' "The Christmas, *arol." The pastor. Dr. Harry D. Mitchell, spoke on "The Birth of 'hrist and the New Freedom." **?lrilern Slug. Singers from Camp Meigs sang at ngram Memorial Congregational ""hurch at the evening services and Ftalph W. Hills, of the* War Camp "Ommunity Service, led the commun tv singing. At the morning servie* 'hristmas music was given by the -hurch choir under the direction of Mrs. Henry Hunt McKee. and the castor. Rev. ?Uewis E. Purdum. talked >n the subject. "The Man With a Full House." ? "The Story of the Other Wise Man." Uustrated with stereoptlcon pictures, was read at the evening service of :he Dumbarton Avenue M. E. Church -v the pastor. Rev. Walter E. Mc S'eil. Special Christmas services were held it the Petworth Baptist Church, the ?hurch being specially decorated for he occasion. The evening sermon vas preached by Rev. F. Paul ?Uang lorne and the morning sermon by the Rer. Dr. Webb. A Christmas, musical service was ?eld at the Petworth M. E. rhurch ast night and the pastor. Rev. d. Otti Williams, spoke briefly on "The Ipirit of Christmas." The program vas arranged under the direction of )wtght S. Church, musical director. Lud Mrs. J. M. Sylvester, organist. Appropriate services w?re held at he Temple Baptist Church with spe lai music by the choir. The pastor, lev. J J. Muir, spoke in the morning ?n "The Prince of Peace." and In the ?vf-ning on "Naming the Babe." Th?; quartet of the Metropolifar. Memorial ?. E. Church save a musi cal program at the morning and eve ning service?. The anthem "The Star of Bethlehem," composed by Miss Min? rva Bailey, organist of the church was sung for the first time. At the morning services, the pastor. Rev. Dr. Harry Mitchell spoke on the "World's Quest for Truth" and at the evening services on "Bethlehem A Meditation" Dr. Richard Johnson gave several selections on the chimes. Rev. s. A. Bower, pastor of the Xorthminster Presbyterian Cbun-h, pren-rhed a Christmas sermon on "Tho Angefs Song; Has It Been Fulfilled?" In the morning Or. Bower celebrated his seventh anniversary, making an adaress on "Seven Years In Washing ton." The Christmas cantata, "The Holy Infant" was given at the Kendall Baptist Church last evening under the direction of Mrs. Isabel Garv?n Shel ley with Carl S. Millard at the ?t????. Rev. F. I* Griffin at the morning services spoke on "The First Christ mas Service." Rev. Howard I. Stewart at the Be? ond Baptist Church yesterday morn ing spoke on "Four Ways to Rebuild a War Wrecked World" and in the evening on "John of Bohemia and the Romantic Rise of the Czecho-Slovak Republic" Representative Thomas A. Schal!, of Minnesota, spoke at the evening services of the Calvary Methodist Church on "What a Blind Man Saw in France." Dr. James Shera Mont gomery, pastor, at the morning Hn ices, spoke on "The Bells of Bethlehem." Special Christmas music was sun?r by the choir of the West Wash incton Baptist Church, and the pas tor. Rev. William S. Flanagan, at the morning pervice spoke on "Back to the Past and Face to the Future. At the evening service his subject was "Living Water." At Wesley Chapel Christmas music was rendered by the church quartet and the pastor. Dr. Will iam C. Ha*rgerty. spoke on "The Man Who was too Busy to Find the Child." and "How We Got Our Christmas Hymns." inrre??*-iystrength of delirate, nerrooi., run- j down people in two wnalm" time in many ! .- itanree Vera and highly endorsed by former t'nited States Senttor*. ind Memhera of f'nTiffrew, well-known physicians ?id fonn rr Public Health official*. A?k your doctor or dni*xir>t uh ir. it. Take a Tonic; Be Immune From Sickness This Winter - 1 Experience is Other Cities Prove Hypo-Cod Best Tonic to Ward It Off. BUILDS UF PATIENT AFTER ATTACK, TOO Drives Away Backache, Cough, Nervousness and Brings Appetite, Strength. Health authorities have b:on of sue iccord in stating that vigoroufT strong inrt hea'thy people ?re bent abl<? to ?vrtrrj ?ff the Influenza germ and in 'act able to warn o(t all diseases, :o!ds, cough?, iunx congestion, etc., hat come along. It is really true that no one who ? the least bit rundown should wait L moment before taking a. sood onic. The doctor recommends Com aound ?yrup of Hypophosphite?. You :an get this at any of the People'? ?rug Stores here In Washington com imed with .Malt, Iron. Wine. Wild :herry Bark and Cod Liver Oil ex-1 racUves which, is by far the bett j ombination for old and yonag. Just a.ak for Hypo-Cod and you wiil ? >e getting ?/fiat wa? found in Nor olk to be the most efficient tonic of ! I!. In fact ?o successful was Xorfolk ' n.warding off the recent epidemic that j er entire death rate w?. only 3S4 as ompared' with over a thousand in | Richmond. Albany and other towns of the same e??? end the thousands of users of Hypo-Cod which was shipped into that city by express attest to its merit. In Akron. Ohi?}, where the "Flu" was very mild practically every tire maker ?n that huge automobile tire making town took Hypo-Cod and the epidemic never did gain headway there. So In Washington. D. C. anyone may by taking Hypo-Cod wanj off the ?Flu" and at the same time avoid coughs, colds, pneumonia and other dangers. It stops the most chronic couch quickly and builds up the whole system. This truly remarkable preparation is unlike any other cod liver oil and liypophosphlte preparation. By a se cret process the nasty nauseating taste of the Cod advere has been re moved and it agrees perfectly with the most delicate stomach. Empirical teats of the most search- | ing character fail to find any remedy with a similar combination half as efficient or prompt in action. Partic ularly after long wasting illne?s when the patient Is more than apt to have pains In the hack, no appetite, nervous, weak and bothered with1 a hacking cough. It pulls them out of bed and puts them hack upon their feet l-eady for work days and weeks sooner than usual and wards off the dangerous pneumonia and other lung troubles so apt to follow. The People's Drug Stores here In Washington have Hypo-Cod. Be sure to get the genuine manufactured by the nationally known Eaiie Chemical Co.. Wheeling, w. Va. Sent anywhere upon receipt of IL?; People's Drug Stores.?Adv. ? BIGGEST BOMB, 3,300 POUNDS I-ondon ? The biggest bomb Britain made weighs 2.??00 pound.?, but it was not to be used in the first bombing of berli p ' NEW ERA SEEN BY LABOR CHIEF _> Secretary Wilson Sends Christmas Greetings to Workers. Secretary of Labor Wilson today ?ends his Christmas greetings to the workers and employers of the I'nited States, bidding them forget the past and look to the future ahead of the nation. "Christmus this year is not alone the nation's feast day." the Secre tary says, "not alone the time for family reunion?: not alone the oc casicn for the exchange of tokens of good will, though it Is well that we observe those general customs. "Christmas of thle year dawns upon a nation that has done it? duty, that has met the greatest task in the country's history and ha? bravely fulfilled that task. All the people in the year now coming to a close have been called upon to sacrifice, and they have given fervid response. The nation's industries and the nation's workers have been put to the highest test in skill aiid stamina. They have been true to their trust. Smile* t pon ?iew Era. "Christmas this year smiles upon a new era?an era in which the people's will controls their destinies, an era In which liberty rests upon Justice, an era in which might bows before the force of right. ' * _ "Christmas of this year bids ur for get the price we have paid for the freedom W*. have won; to shape, our course of life to meet the grave trust which universal liberty imposes upon our people: to turn our thoughts to th? gloihis of the nation's future. "Christinas of this year gives vigor to the generous spirit which stirred this nation in the trying time of war. "It binds all manklnoT" In a firmer ?fellowihip Jt (reata a universe that ? has been unite.1 by a common pur pose. "The world has sorrowed long I enough. The past is behind us; th? ? future is ahead of us. Let us meet It i with hope and courage" I . LIGHTED CANDLE; $50 LOSS. Contents of Last Christmas' Store house Goes Up in Blaze. A member of the family of F. C. Crampton took a lighted candle and began delving into the storehouse of left-overs from last Christmas In a hall closet of their home. *oo Second street northwest, last night. Three minute? la^er fire alarms were ringing. Before the engines arrived the fir? was extinguished. The damage was IRISH HERE ASK AID OF WILSON Want President to Help Emerald Isle Get "Self Determination." That Ihe President advocate **aelf d?termination*' for Ireland at the peace table. was the text of the resolution presented to President Wilson the day I?efore he sailed and approved last night at a meeting of the Friends of Irish Freedom, held at the N*#-U.east # Temple, Twelfth and H streets northeast. The resolution was drafted by Dr. James Dunn, of the Catholic I'ni versity. and unanjmously passed by the association some time ago. Dr. Dunn was present at ]ast night's meeting and Joined in the general .discussion of the question of self determination. Other speakers were Rev. James Geary. Father Bark?, of) New York ; P. T. Moran, of this j city, and P. J. Ryan. It was stated at the meeting t,hat ! the Sinn Feinere of Ireland had re-1 rently succeeded in electing 80 of. the 10?, representative?? to Parila-? ment and that over G.0 per cent | of those elected are now serving a prison sentence for participation fn uprisings. Rossa Downing presided ?t the meeting. -ai?*? CALLS KAISER STILL ALL EGO Rev. Dr. Gordon Declares Ex - Monarch Worried Only About Fame. "The AH-Highest ha? become the All-lUoweet." declared Rev. Dr. James L. Gordon, answerinr the question. "What Is the Kaiser Thinking About This Christmas?" in a sermon deliv ered yesterday morning st the First Congregational Church, of which he is the pastor. "He Is thinking, in all probability, about hfs name and place in history," Dr. Gordon said. instead of giving at the outset of his sermon his answer to the above query. Dr. Gordon asked, "Is he think ing about his ftfty-seveD palaces? Is he thinking about his broken-hearted ijuecn" His defeated army? His captured navy? His discredited gen erals? His unemployed sons?" "His name shall endure forever** Psalms, 2:17 was the text of the morning serfnon which 4eelt with the fact that name means character and that all man leaves behind him is his character, his name and place in history. After reviewing the names of ail men and women who heve been famed in history for wealth, education, cul ture, in music and in art. he con cluded his sermon with the declara-^ tion that the best way to secure an earthly and eternal immortaNty rs to have your name linked with the name of Christ. At the evening services Dr. Gordon preached on the subject of "Clairvoy nntu Surrounding the Kaiser." and Asked why they did not warn him of his approaching doom. "The best guarantee of a successful futur*?." he said, "is the incorpora tion in the present life of certain ele ments such as character, thought concentration, originality and the tike." ST. LUDWIG NOW ST. LOUIS. Berne?St. ?-udwlE, across the Als ? ce frontier from Basle, now returns to its old French nsme. Bt- I?uis. "J'ACCUSE" AUTHOR ASKS IMMUNITY Parla.-The author of tha> book?. "J'Axcuse." which caused a great aen aation ail ?\?t the world a few years ago. has revealed himself His is Richard Creeling, and he has graphed the German govemnvmt proceedings avgalnsl Mm be drawn, the warrant for his annulled and his confiscated volume? returned. "J'Aoeuse'' was an attack upon the military caste of Garmauay ? nd Its author was obliged to floe ta? Bwitserland after IU publient!?)?. ENGLAND'S BIRTHS SHOW BOYS INCREASE Lonalon?The birth of baby bora ?we? girls shows a remarkable In ?ease In the last quarterly return et the registrar general T-'rom the aver age of 1.040. the rate has sprung ?m> Lo l.MS boys to each 1 000 girla. AW though more boys are Irorn than girls, aromen continue to increase In pro? ?ortion to men. for only l.OUO women lied to each 1.114 males. ? DocIofs Say Calotabs Are Bes! for Colds According\o the world's c physicians and medical experta, ?calomel is the best and only de pendable remedy for breaking up a l'old overnight or cutting short ait mack of sore throat;"~deep-aeated rough or relieving la grippe Now that science has robb*-d calomel of ill its nausea and dangerous ef fects, the new kind of calomel tab let called "<'alotabs" is even more popular than the old style. One C&Jotab on the tongue at fretl time with a swallow of water? [hat s all. No salts, no nausea nor the slightest Interference w-th yoar iiet, work or pleasure. ? Had morn ing your cold has va ? is Ned and ??our whole svstem feels pur.fl-*d and refreshed Ci>lotabs are sold only in original sealed pa* kages. price thirty-five ? ? nts. Tour druggfst recommends and guarantees Calo tabs and will refund the price If yov. are not delighted with them ? Adv. Buy ?? & "His" Gifts At the B-K Store As Xmas nears?and wives, sweethearts and mothers start their Xmas shopping for "his" presents?the first thought that comes into their minds is where we can get the highest grade merchandise at the lowest prices. Right then?they should spend f a nickle and take the first car for the Navy Yard?for "down by the Navy Yard" is the B-K Store?famous for low prices and high quality merchandise. A look at these Xmas specials should convince you. ? ? $ Men's Suit Men's Bath Robes Cases Trousers $5.00 to $2.50 to $3.50 to $7.50 $15.00 $10.00 Boys' Overcoats 2* $7.50 to $15.00 Silk Scarfs 65c to $2.00 Mufflers $1.50 to $5.00 Men's Men's Children's Suits Overcoats Suits $15.00 to $20 to $7.00 to $45.00 $50 $15.00 Men's Men's Men's Sus- Hand- Sox penders kerchiefs 25c to 50c to 75c 10c to 50c S1.25 Men's Night Men's Slippers Shirts Shirts $2.00 to $1.00 to $1.10 to $3.00 $2.25 $6.00 Sweaters Ladies' Men's ?? Oil t? Shoes Underwear 59-00 $10t00 %SM Men's Shoes $4.00 to $10.00 Pajamas $2.00 Up Men's Hats $2.50 to $7.50 A Complete Line of Ladies' Handker For the Holidays. Special Values at Special Prices. Arm bands 15c and 25c Umbrellas $1.50 to $5.00 Garters 25c to 50c 1 Bieber -Kaufman Co.! 901-9 Eighth Street Southeast ?