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Toaiay?Increasing cloudiness: rain or snow tonight and tomorrow. Highest temperature yesterday. 58; lowest. 43. THE WASHINGTON HERALD NO. 4442 WASHINGTON. D. C, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1918. ONE CENT la ?A aaahlaatrtaa aaaaal Sahara?. H?'?b?r. T?a i?-?la DISTRICT VOTED BONE DRY AS RAIDERS ARREST 100 - ? - Sheppard Puts Measure All But Eight of Nabbed Through Senate as Reve- Shoppers Win Their nue Bill Rider. Freedom. | WETS CAUGHT NAPPING AFTER VENDORS ONLY Took Matter as Joke, Then Found It Too Late to Ficht. Brought up st the psychological moment, the amendment, by which Senator Sheppard, of Texas, has Bought many times to make the Dis? trtct of Columbia "bone-dry." passed the Senate yesterday by a vote of 42 to m% as a 'rider" on the Federal revenue bill. The measure was introduced by Senator Sheppard at a time when the majority of the members of the Senat? were anxious to get away for the Christmas holidays and were do in,- their utmost to dispose of the revenue bill. At first, the "wet" element in tha Senate, led by Senator Phelan. ot California, took the matter ss a Joke and for a little while the California solon entertained the Senate with humorous remarks on "booUeggem" In the District and the "indignities'* suffered by the persons arrested tn the police raids on the "boose" spe cials on the Washington. Baltimore and Annapolis Electric Railway Com pany's line? fn the early part of this month Star.? a PlUfeaater. Senator Hitchcock complicated mat ters a little by starting a filibuster. He began a long harangue about the al leged Inefficiency of the Postoffice De partment and when asked by Senator Sheppard to "step out of the way of the bone-dry bill"' remarked sarcastic ally. "If you can interrupt the rev enue bill with your pet prohibition measure G have the ?same right to In troduce mp pet measure. ' It was not until cries for "vote, vote" arose in the Senate that the "wet" element began to get serious and Senator Hitchcock suggested the absence of a quorum, which delayed but ?did not block the paasage of t**e measure. When a quorum was ob tained. Senator Hitchcock asked for yeas and nays. The result was 42 In the affirmative and IS in the negative. Senator Jones, of Washington, an ardent prohibition advocate, read a letter from MaJ. Raymond Pullman, superintendent of police, asking that the Senate pass the measure. The letter mentioned the fact that only. yesterday four carloads of liquor had arrived in the city for "personal use" and that another four carloads were expected today. Tf conditions, which were now considered deplora ble, the Iettar stated, -*tere*? to be ?orrected. the spessty pasea*?* of the measure was necessary. r?elM Amendments Kail. When Senator Phelan discovered that his efforts were in vain, he introduced an amendment! to Sen ator Sheppard'? amendment which would remove from the operation of a "bone-dry" measure wines, ales and beer. It failed. Reversing him self. Senator Phelan then introduced another amendment which would al low liquor to be exported out of the; District. Tt also failed, but not until Senator Jones had scored the Cali fornia solon for wanting the people of the Distriti t-o stock up on liquor one minute and get rid of it the next minute. "It will not be long."* Senator Phe lan remarked, "before the citizens of the District will be forced to seek solace in the cellars of thsf emba-vtles and legations If they would regale their thirst." Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia. ? openly suggested that the residents * of the District would have ample time, between now and the time the Sheppard measure oecame a law. to stock up on liquors. Anyhow, he sug gested the delay should be taken ad vantage of. ? Pershing Spends Night In Castle on the Rhine [ With the ?American Army of Oc cupation. Dec. IS. (Delayed).? *'ISI.*ck Jack* Pershing slept in the historic castle at Neuwied on the Rhine last right, and today held hU first inspection of the army of oc cupation since it took up the watch on the Rhine. The commander-in-chief was not expected to arrive until next week, ao his sudden comini; cauprht som*; unawares. All troops made an ex cellent showing, however, and Gen. persnwig was visibly pleased. He went all over the Coblenz zridve head. The wea-ther was fair. Pershing Awards Medals To 14 French Generals t - Pans. Deo. 23.?General Peishing to day awarded the Distinguished Serv ici Medal to fourteen famous French f generala, namety, Casteloau. Mangln, Fayolle, Franchet, D'Esperey (com mander of the Allied Macedonia ar mies who brought about Bulgaria's surrender), ?aaistre. Hirschauer, Gou raud. D?goutta, \jt Boissoudl. Berthe lr?t. Gultlaumat, Humbert. Weygand ?.Foch's chief adjutant) and Buat. Barber Shop in Flames As Xmas Crowd Watches Hundreds of downtown Christ mas shoppers Jammed the street last night to witness a $300 fire In Miller's barber shop at 717 Four teenth street northwest. The flre started in a pile of rape in the rear of the shop. Several firemen were overcome by smoke. Kirs'--aid prevented any casualties. Fate of German .Fleet Has Not Been Considered fans. Dec. ?3.?Th? American 1 pe?_ce commission today authorized the statement that the American delesrates have not considered the deposition of the German fleet. president Wilson is scheduled to have * confer?"nee with Ambasta *or .?be.r-D this afternoon. , Maj. Pullman Reassures Those Who Bring Liquor for Own Use. Ninety-two of the 100 Baltimore Christmas shoppers who were round ed up by* the police yesterday after noon when they arrived at the Fif teenth and H street? terminal last night proved their varying supplies of ! quarts and pints of booze were for ? their own personal use. I This party which made tea pfctrol i loads, were held for investigation at I the Ninth Precinct Station House on a charge of bringing liquor into a military zone, until they had satisfied the authorities of the legitimacy of theii errand. In view of the trend of events la?t night it wm evident that it is not so much the desire of Superintendent of Police Pullman to incriminate good standing citizens on booze charges as to maintain an unrelaxing vigilance ?against bootleggers, and" thus protect those who purchase a sane quota of liquor for their individual use. Paar Carlaade HeM ? ? Four carloads of "booze** also were investigated at the terminal of the America? Express Company at the Union Station yesterday morning. Department of Justice operative? and local police are checking over the par cels. MaJ. Pullman stated last night that In case.** where no affidavit* that the liquor is for personal u?e are forth coming the liquor will be held up for further action. Another manner of getting by the net stretched for bootleggers by the police department wm jumping off ? !ocaI train from Baltimore at Kensing ton or a nearby station and coming in by way of the Chevy Chase car line. I Four alleged bootleggers attempting | tn get into the city by this route were I held up. The military zone provision against liquor carrying is cited as au thority in this instance also. Headquarters Detectives Kelly. Bar bee and Kmbry apprehended six al leged bootleggers at the W., B. St A. terminal at the time of the arrival or . the big "Christmas shopping" express, Hrre*i the Sad ?Mat. ? Those held for bringing liquor Into I a military zone for other- than per I sonai use ate: I Archie Smith. 1101 Twenty-first ? street northwest ; George M. Berg he-mer. 112? Firth street northeast: Eugene Maybew. 301 Channlng streef ' northeast; Robert FJlsworth. 4407 O ! street northeast; Frank Parker. 19 ; I'nion Court southwest: M. H. Edlin. 1-U3 ? street ? orthwest; I?. Lee, 1222 j Twentieth street northwest; Fannie ? SnoA-den. 485 Maine avenue southwest, 1 Peter Hopkins. 1S17 Twelfth street northwest; James Ward, 223 ? street northwest; Josephine Davis, 109 Four and-a-Half street southwest; Ambrose ? Clark, 1120 First street northwest; Le- 1 roy Jones, 1537 Marion street north- ( west; Louise Contee, USO Congressi court northwest; Alexander Lenox, j i 3S4S Bennison place northwest; Mack Howard, 3S6I Bennison place north- ? west; Louis F. Cook 3905 Emory place and Alexander Wright, of Forty-first street, Tennallytown D. C. BORAH FOR FREE SPEECH, HE SAYS One of Five Socialists, on ? nal. Produces Letters from Solons. Chicago, Dec. 23.?Letters from Sena tors Borah, Idaho, and Gronna, North Dakota; and Congressmen D. C. Dill, i Warhingtoii, and B. C. Hllliard. Colo- I irado, advocating free speech were read into the records of the Socialist : I leaders' trial today. 1 J. Louis Engdahl. editor of the | American Socialist, and one of the five | defendants, sai 3 he wrote letters to ? several congressmen asking their ; opinions on pamphlets that the 8o i cialists were distributing and on edi i tortale appearing in the American So ? calist. He also asked that congres I stonai action be taken against Post master Cenerai Burleson for barring ? the Socialist paper from the mails, he ! ?Ieclar?'d. '? have always advocated free 1 sreech." Senator Borah replied, Kng dahl read from a letter. I have writ ten Burteaon and asked for action." The letter stated that Borah did not consider "The - Price - We - Pay' pamphlet, objected to by the govern ment, as in violation of the espionage I act. ? Senator l?ronna, according to the | letter Kngdahl read, believed the es , plonage act unconstitutional, but de clared he wanted fair play. He said , he saw no violation of the law in the I questioned pamphlet. The letters of Representatives Dill | antt Hllliard asserted no violations ? were seen In the editorials or pamph ! lets. Engdahl said, on cross-exami | nation, that Victor Berger, another defendant: Morris Hllquit. New York Socialist leader, and other members of the party's executive committee, had decided to obey the letter of th? espionage act Warships to Welcome Great Battle Squadron New Tork. Dec 23.?Ten battleships and seven destroyers are today lying at anchor in the Hudson River, ready to welcome the great American war fleet now returning from overseas. The battle squadron is reported to be rapidly nearing port. The exact'time for its arrival will be announced late todady by Vice Admiral Grant. Naval officials and civic officials of New York are busy preparing a welcome to the homecoming oofflcers and men. One of the greatest dem onstration? in history is planned. Nobody Home at 1 600 Pennsylvania Avenue! This is the mantel in the Blue Room of the White House, where many Christmas stockings have been hung upon other Christmas Kves, but which Santa Claus will find stockingless tonight. If the President hangs his Christmas stocking anywhere it will be over in Paris, and not in the White House. So, Mr. Santa Clans, waste no time looking for his stocking at this fireplace. On your ?ray "over there," and leave with him the hearty wishes for a Merry Christmas from millions of Americans. ' ? Piper Committed Suicide, Says Coroner's J1117 in the County's Fastest Inquest Muskegon, Mich., Dec. 23.?"Milo Piper came to his death by strangula tion at his own hands. We exonerate the sherilT and deputies." Such was the verdict of the jury tonight in the inquest to decide how Milo Piper, who killed himself at the county jail Saturday night, came to his death. It was the shortest in quest in the history of the county, lasting less than thirty minutes and only two witnesses were swern. Thcy were Charles B. Cross, Piper's attor ney who went to the cell Saturday night to see hie client and found him lead on the floor and Deputy Sheriff George Hctihcock. who last saw Piper alive. They simply tolA their stories of how the body was found and threw no new lle;ht on the suicide. Daniels' Son Beats Bully At Academy Follows Resignation by Evening Up Score for In dignities He Was Made to Suffer as a Plebe. Aunapolls, Md., Dec Worth Bagley Daniels, son of Jo eephus Daniels, Secretary of the Navy, resigned from the Naval Academy at Annapolis last week to resume the study of medicine, which he gave up when America entered the war to serve his country, before leaving the Academy town he settled a little score, according to the story told here today by a prominent citizen of Annapolis: A? a plebe In the Academy, Daniels, like many others, was subjected to hazing imposed by tirst class men, and there was one in particular who took a delight in making things un pleasant for the son of the Secretai y ot the Navy. The latter, according to the ethics of the institution, was not in a position to resent the treatment. Immediately after he had severeu connections with the Academy, and was again in civilian attire, Daniela hunted up his persecutor and when he met him said in effect: "You have seen fit to humiliate me in every possible way since I have been in the Academy, now we are on even terms and we will fight it out right here." Thus challenged, there was nothing left the first class man but to accept. And a battle followed. It ended in the first clasef man being bo thorouj?hly pummelled that he had to retire to his quarters. AUTO KILLS ONE, HURTS ANOTHER Mrs. Belle McCleary Victim of Street Accident Last Night. Mrs. elle McCleary. 52, of 317 I street northwest, was fatally Injured last night when knocked down by an auto driven by Maj. Thomas A. Neil. Medi cal Corps, U. S. ?.. near Porter street and Wisconsin avenue northwest. The patrol of No. 7 precinct was summoned, and *Irs. McCleary was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital. She was pronounced dead upon ar rival there. Mrs. R. C. Newborn, of 3620 Porter street, was knocked down by the same, ato and received minor Injuries. Maj. Neil was taken to Substation T. and later released by order of Coroner Nevitt. " Inquest win be held today av the morgeu at 3 o'clock. Wagner'? Widow Die?. Amsterdam, Dec. 23.?Colima Wag ner, widow of Richard Wagner, the f?erman composer, is dead, according to a dkrrpatch received by Bayreuth to day. President's Ship Returns Laden with Wounded Men Santa Claus Visite Liner George Washington, Just Outside Port, and Hands Out Cigars, Cigarettes and Discharges?3,805 Officers and Men Aboard, 968 of Them Blesses. Many New Arrivals Wear Decorations. New York Dec. 23.?The Inited State? transport George Washington;* on which President Wilson sailed to France, arrived in port this after noon from Brest, with 3,>WC> officers and men aboard. There were 9?? wounded from vari ous parts of the front. Th? other ?oidiers i/icladetl srxty-tfcr.? .-.iT?cert awl l.Wmen'of the 139th Fielfl Ar tillery? Betteries A. B. D, E and Headquarters Company of the 137th Field artillery, consisting of thirty three officers snd S3* men, and thirty five officers of the 13Sth Field Artil lery. The men trained at Hatties bu?g. Miss. The advance school detachment. Eleventh Division, cons?stine of for ty-nine officers and eighty-two men. also was on board. I.ieut. Henry C. Dewis. Philadel phia, ?i member of the Ninety-fifth Aero Squadron, wore the prisoner chevron. He was shot down by a Hun flier near Coblenx on July 10. Lewis said he with three other Amer ican prisoners bribed the German guards and made their escape on November 14. three days after the armistice was signed. Sfaay War Deearatloa?. Among the others aboard Tc Cmt Keeling C. Pulliam. Lexington Ky.. who wore the Croix de Guerre, and ?Aritt T. P. Atkinson, I>awrence. Mass., a balloon -observer, who was also decorated witfTthe French medal. Lieut. James McMillan. East Orange. N. J-. aviatoi. who rovered Lieut. BRITISH TO SEND FOOD TO ARMY VIA HOLLAND Supplies to Be Forwarded to Rhine Through Dutch Limburg. Brussels, Dec. IS.? Great Britain was reported today to have informed Hol land of its intention to forward sup plies to the British army on the Rhine by way of the Scheldt River and Dutch Limburg. An altercation between the allies and Holland arose during tne war over the ,Dutch granting permission for the Germane to move supplies into Bel gium through the province of Dim burg. Holland assured the allies that only peace-time materials, such as gravel, were being transported. Re cent dispatches reported that Belgium plans to bring in troops and materiata from allied countries by way of the Scheldt River, the mouth of which la wholly within Dutch territory. R. Won't "Go Near The Peace Conference" Oyster Bay N. Y.. Dec 23.? Co.. Theodore Roosevelt's secretary today c.enied a Paris report that the former President intended to go to the Peace Conference about February 15. "There is absolutely no truth in the report," declared the secretary. "Col. Roosevelt does not intend to go near the Peace Conference." COPLEY AND WIFE BETTER. Representative and Helpmeet Re ported Convalescing from Flu. Representative Ira C. Copley and wife, both ill of influenza, were re ported at his office yesterday to be improving. Funeral arrangements for John I^uckelt, Copley's secretary, who died Sunday morning, have not been com pleted. Italy Demands $20,000,000,000. Rome, Dec. B idelayedi.?The Fin anza Italian, after an investigation. announced today that it estimated Daly's claims for damages in the in vaded provinces at More than 100,000, 000,000 lire (..pO.OOO.OOO.i. Atkinson's observations, .received .spe cial citation and decoration from Pre mier Clemenceau. Santa\ Claus virtted the George Washington before ehe reached port, lie came ms tradition has it he should come, in it-?? dead o' nigkt. And the *alJor who* impersonated the olfl fel ler? carr!e"d ijeal pi*wt.t*. in the mak ing of the Chief of which Gen. Per shing had a hand. The Christmas celebration, which was secretly arranged, started with the singing of Christmas carols by quartet of aoldiara. When those who slept had been awakened and made to realise that .something was "doing." old Santa himself appeared carrying cigarettes, candy and discharges. M fi Gen. Per? hing, who had been let into the secret of the proposed cele bration on the George Washington, wished t?i contribute a present to the boys, a nd arranged that they should b? mustered out. His plan was con firmed by wireless from Washington and went forward without a hitch. **I wouldn't have missed that Christ mas celebration for anything in the world." said Chaplain Broom Hardt, "Sick boys, who could hardly move; wounded boys, who suffered intense pain, brightened up and smiled as Santa Claus marched down the aisles between the beds, followed by the quartet, and handed out the dis charges, candy and cigarettes, charges, candy and cigarettes. " SERBIA FORMS UNION WITH MONTENEGRINS Official Statement Declares King Nicholas Has Flung Away Crown. -Amsterdam, Dec. 23.?Union of Mon tenegro with ?Serbia has been officially proclaimed by the Montenegrin Skupschina (Parliament), a Belgrade dispatch announced today. In response to the denial of King Nicholas that he had been dethroned, the newspaper Samou Prava publishes an official statement, declaring that the national assembly which met at Podgoritra was elected by a majority of the people. "The former King by his flight from the country, has Huns;? away his crown and we have broken ofT all relations with him.*' the statement ?aid. Two British Squadrons Coming Here for Review ?London. Dee. 23.?A report was cir culated here today that the first and fifth battle squadrons of the British navy probably vl participate in America's naval review. Tt was also stated that French and Italian war ships mighT"also participate. Tn view of the fact that the naval review will be held in New York on Thursday any brttish units which might participate would already be ?m route. The British admiralty recently denied previous reports that British warships would come here for the re view. Special Notice. I ? order to enable our employes to have as much holiday on Christmas Day as possible, The Washington Herald will go to press about three hours earlier to morrow morning. The edi tion will be complete ' with all news up to midnight. THF WASHINGTON HERALD Liberty Poles Which Once Greeted Kaiser Now Rise for Wilson Ixjndon. Dec 21.?"Liberty poles'' were being strung; today Along the route from Charing Cross Station to Buckingham Pslac.. ir. prep aration for President Wilson's ar rival -. These tall, scarlet pole?, with gilded top?, from which flag? and pennant? will be strung, originatesi In the French revolution. Tb?y were last used in London during the Kaiser'? vleit ?even years ago. Wife Claims Husband Is Arch Slayer Deserted, Woman Has Spouse Arrested for Dy namiting Chicago Post office. Milwaukee Wis. Dec. .3.-Dominick Costeller? charged by his wife with having been responsible for the bomb outrage which wrecked the Chicago Federal Building, and with having nude and placed the bomb which wrecked the Milwaukee police sta tion ? year ajro in November cost ing ten live?, has been arrested in Lancaster, Pa., according to word re ceived here tonight. Others whom the woman accuse? of having been associated with him in the?*?? crimea as well as in several murders and robberies are being held by the police to face Costeller? when he is brought back from the East. He was taken to Philadelphia fol lowing his arrest. Back of the arrest, according to the pobc??. is the manner in which a woman deserted. played nemesis, and finally in her revenge caused the arrest of her?/ husband for hav ing deserted her and her baby. The following charges were made by M rs. Costeller? ; That Dominick made and placed the bomb which killed nfne patrolmen and one woman at the police sta tion November 24. 1917. That he did this in hone of killing Detective Paul Weiler and Albert Templin, who arrested und secured the conviction of his brother. Bruno Cos teller?. S> years old. on a charge of white slavery'? Bruno Costeller? was convicted and sentenced to four years at Fort Leavenworth November 2, 1917. That Cosleller* ? brother sent the bomb which wrecked the Chicago postofr.ee from Duluth. Minn., to Chi cago, snd that Dominick. her hus band, wac implicated in the affair Mrs. Costeller? had toid the police her husband vss dlae?*?#7n*ed vrl.n. he learned he had only i. ' ted ten per sons, including ?even dei '-tir??, be cause he had not, a? be had planned, killed the entire fifty officers due at the time to go on duty. LIFE RANKING FOR GENERALS Baker Would Honor Persh inga March, Bliss, Lig gett and Bullard Secretary of War Baker has reoom- I mended to Congress that Gens. Persli Ing. March and Bliss and Lieut. Gens. Liggett and Bullard retain their pres ent ranks through life in honor of meritorious service. Gen. Bliss has been on?? of the strongest figure* in the inter-allied council at Versailles. He was named a member of the peace commission from the I'nited States because he has proved himself one of the best informed Americans on European affairs. The parts played by Gen. Pershing and Gen. March are well known to the public, while Bullard and Liggett will live forever in American history as the men who led the Americans In the thickest of the Hghtinc during the last three months of the war. Santa May Arrive In His Sleigh "Snow or Rain Tonight and Wednesday," Is Weather Man's Forecast for Wash ington. Santa Claus may have to gel out hi? sleigh and f?"" mittens after all Uli? Christmas, the weather man said last night. Snow is forecast for Washington to nigh L "Tueeday night and Wednesday rain or snow," the weather forecast said in the usual convincing manner of weath er prophets, "with Increasing north and northeast winds." The prospect of a "white Christmas" will delight the small boy confidently expecting the cherished sled in his Christmas stocking, or the long-de aired pair of deaming ice skates watched for weeks in the show win dow of some downtown store and ju? diciouslv referred to in bedtime pray ers when mother or father were in hearing distance. "Rain or snow at night" refers to many other Chrtstmasses when day? of spring weather were followed br young blizzard.??. Catalonia Delays Actio?. Madrid. Dec. 23.?The Catalonian deputies have decided to postpone ac ? tlon on autonomy for the province of '' Catalonia, and have called a meeting for Januarv 1" It ?as announced tu ?>?**. WILSON WALKS PARIS STREETS AND PETS KIDS Determined to Eat Xmas Dinner in Held With Soldiers. MINCE PIE SHORTAGE Only One Place in All City Where Delicacy Can Be Procured. ?Paria. Dec. 23.?After spendine most of the forenoon in preparing three important speeches which he la scheduled to make in tue imme diate future?before the American troops, at London and at Man chester?President Wilson today took a long walk with Mrs. Wil son, covering several miles of the principal streets of Parts. The President was visibly in the best of spirits. At every step he was cheered by enthusiastic thrensrs. Now and then be would wave his hands tu persona in the applauding crowds whom he recog nized. (>nc, he stopped to pat a little ?_irl on the head who wa* raising her tiny voice to ? rtgeiu? "Vive Monsieur Veelsawn Thi? afternoon the president had a lengthy conference with Herbert C. Hoover, developing and outlining plans for revictualing the allies and centrai nations. The American food admin istrator explained to the President ! everything that has been done st the ! various conferences between himself and Edward N. Hurley, the shipping controller. For more than two hours the Presi dent was closeted with Col. Bdwaro M. House. It is understood that the President's visits to England and Italy and the conferences he is to have with the statesmen of those countries were discussed in detail. T? Me?? Wits. Mea. Mr. Wilson has notified Gen Persh ing that he is willing to dine formally at American hea?V*iartere on Chriet mas night, but he Insists that at noon he will not dine other than actually with the troops in the field, when they have their Christmas dinner, which he hopes to sh.are with them in the roost unostentatious and -demo cratic fashion. "There shall be no fuss whatever for my sake when I eat with the boys," is understood to be the gist of hie instructions to tien Per*>hinp. Kemandt for ttw> Angio-Amenca? ? armies have rirrrrti prs e> a'-V higk. *'urke> sells for as raucn as C5? aj pound. Beef is tl.X and pate de foi? '? gras ? per pound. Chestnuts are 2S j cents. Chocolate candy, glace fruits and pastries are unobtainable. There i? Just one place in all Part? where mince -pie is being made today. ' This is In the baaemem of the Hotel ? Regina, which is the headquarters of ? the Red Cross. A certain American, j "May Elizabeth" whose surname is \ famous throughout the candy manu- ' facturing world at borne, was but?> ; . .< a i> with girl assistants baking , real mince pies and frying delicious doughnuts, exclusively for dinner? of] the wounded Americans at Neuilly ! and other American convalescent hos pitals Made l ?der I ?if t?rame?. Appetising edere -pr ? rtdif.:? l<> the nearby Rue de Tivoli caused Ameri cana to stop and MiifT hungr-l* -ek ing to trace them to their source. lacking the regulation pi- pans, the ereators e>f these dainties have been forced to construct the pies in deep ? bateas??, but tako- the wot-d of a hun I pry exile for it. -They ate the reculai thine.'* The Red Crons will serve free tur I k? . *. .1 m< . anteen*. Three Christmas Eve dances are being ar - [ ranged. There will he Christmas trees land K?ftS at evti\ hospital 2 WAR BOARDS WILL QUIT SOON Practically All of Their Functions Will Stop inuarv 1. h With the decision of B. M. Baruch, chairman of the War Industrie? Board, and Vance McCormick, chair man of the War Trade Board, to sail December ?1, on the Leviathan, to Join President Wilson, in response to his cable summoning them, announce ment was made yesterday of the plans for final disposition of the business of the War industries Board. IVactically all of ita functions stop January 1, at which time the resigna tion of its chairman takes effect However, the Price Fixing Committee wilt continue organization so long as any of the prices already fixed remain in effect- No extensions will be made on the time limits of these prices and no new prices will be fixed. The duties of the Division of Plan ning and Statistics will be transferred to the War Trade Board, which wilt also absorb some of the personnel of the division. The Bureau of Markets, of the Department of Agriculture, will take over the liquidation of the 1?18 wool clip, and close up the govern ment's contractual obligations on it. All such other duties ae it may be found neceeeary to continue will be transferred to the War Trade Board. Gen. Rhodes Wounded In Airplane Accident Paris, J^ec 23.?Gen Rhodes, head of the American amistice commis sion, was severely injured in an airplane accident on the outskirts of Paris today. His pilot was killed. Rhodes was flying from Tr?ves to Paris in an airplane piloted by Lieut. Giltlrr, according to Le Jo ? mal. Th e mach ine col lapsed just as it reached the edge of the city. 6 BILLION BILL PASSES SENATE WITHOUT ROLL Biggest Revenue Measure in History Adopted bT Acclamation. LUXURY TAX RESTORED Item House Rejected It Re inserted But Raf. I? Cut in Half. The Senate pa?td without a roll **ll the largeat revenue bill In hi?? Lory last night. It Is deafened t? raise approximately St,?MC.?ftM.*M for paying the government t war ex t>eo*e*. Only a few voices were beard in th? negative when the vote was Lakaa Among these wa? Senator I?? KoU?C*a. of Wlsconain. who had prevkoualjr been defeated on a motion far th* sdoptlon of a substitute bill reported t?y him The vote on the La Koliett* ?ubetttute was 46 to *. thoae voting with La Follette being Seraror? Sronna. Norria. Nugent, Vardamae and Borah. Senator U Kollette claimed hw biU would raise a total of SU?,?*?.*? oa ?? extras profits which is t9O0.QtQ.9B more than n* estimated to be raised under the bill paaaed. Benatot 1'omerene. of Ohio, asked for a separate vote on the amendment changing the postal sone rate* Th? rhangep ?ere sustained b\ a vote of ?1 to 21 ' ?a fere? ^aav-rd After the bill had paired -/Senator Simmon* a*->k--d for th?- appointment of c?>nl ?-rees to meet with con ferees from the Mouse to go ?*?**t the changes made by the Sen? te S<nator Simmons. Williams. Smith. of Oi? Penroae and Lodge wer? appointed. The conferees fom the House ?rill b< ?"hhirman Kilchln. of the Way a and Means Committee, Henry T. Rainey of 111., G?????. of ln4.. FOrd ney, of Mich, and Moore, of Pa_ The Senate adjoarned until Thursday is.der the three-day T** ceas plan. Before the bill's passage radical Re publicans and iNmocrata forced tha adoption of a number of amendment?. alt designed to increaae the taxas ?at wealth. *t??t?*re -I uavy Ta&aa.** < Tiief among the amendments wa? the restoration to the hill of *th*? sched ule oC luxury tax??.'' whick *** ??? w? by the Hoade and *tr*-ak?*t out by ibe Aviate uomm*ttee. Thl? ata-Oan was Hat hack Tn-f-O the bill by th* vn*? of * to ? The tax on article? includ ed in the list wa? reduced, however, from isi per cent to 10 per cent. Another amendment, by Senator Thomas, levies a tax of 100 per cent oa all earapa-urn contributions in ears?" of tseo. This was adopted by the vnt? of 34 to ?. An ?mendment by Senator Tram well grant? a month'a extra pay io all officers and enlisted men who were in service at the time the arrant tea wa--> signed, the money to "fee paid to them at the time of their discharge Senator Tram well ?aid the purpose of the amendment was to enable tha men to "'find themselves" in profitable occupations after they leave the eer\ - Ice Senator ?irby offered an amendment in prohibit the Secretary o' th? Treasury from making any further loan? to Europe?n countries except by special at of Congress. Senator Lodge said the passage of such a measure would be extremely "unfortunate," a? it would prevent the processes of he habilitation and reconstruction among the allied countries. Th** amendment wan defeated. 'one I i?*?r'i"n Mat. The luxury taxes, which the Senat? ?rote into the bill, ar?- estimated t? produce about S^OWt/wo In revenue After the schedule had been adopted. Senator M<-?"umber offered an amend ment, which was adopted by the vote of 35 to IT. to exempt from the list the following articles: Men's and boy?' suit? and overcoats. Women's and mis?es' gatta, cloaks, coat? and Jwa es. The other article;" on which fbe tar of 1? per cent applies ?re as fol low?: Carpets and rugs, on the amount In excess of SS per square yard, plcturn frames on the amount over S10 as ? lu trunks on the amount over ti*j each. valises, traveling bags, suit cases, hat bxes and -. ited toilet cases on t h? amount over S2?? each: purses, pocket books, shopping and handbags on tha amount over J7.50 each; portable light fixture?, including lamps of all kind? and lamp shades, on the amount ev?r .??."? each ; umbrellas, parasols and son shades, on the amount over S4 eactii fans over SI each, house or smoking jackets and bath or lounging robes, on the amount over STVi etch, men's waistcoats, sold separately from suit?. on the amount over ST each; women's and misses' hats, bonnets and hoods. on the amount over Si?' each men's and boys* hats, on the amount over Sf> each; men's and boys' caps, on th? amount over S? each: men's and wom en's, misses' and boys' ttoots. shoes, pumps, slippers on the amount over S10 per pair, men's and boys' itecktsen and neckwear, on the amount over SI each, men's and boys* sflk stockings or hose, on the amount over SI per pair: women's and miases' silk stock ings, on the apio unt over S? per pair men's shirts, on the amount over S? each, men's Women's, mis???' an* boys' pajamas, nightgown? and un derwear, on the amount over p> each. kimonos, petticoats and waists, on UM amount over Slf> each. Where Bills IMffer Among the important change? mad? In the House bill by the Senate are. Amendment restores flrst-claas post e-g? rate to rates in effect prior t? October. 1917, ?-cents for Utters and j 1 cent for poet cards, ? Second-class postage rate? reduced I to 1 cent per ounce for within iS^-iafls ; sone and 1 1-2 cents for all other ?ones. Reducing the tax ratea on paaE-bi and income? for the fiscal year * ndtng | June 90. lWQt, so as to produce revenue not to exceed S4.000.000,000 The not?x I income tax rat? for the calendar year, I IMS, is l* per cent, but on ? noeta?? up to S4.000. the rate le fi per owsL For the calendar year. Iti*, tabes? are j cut to ? and 4 per cent The House msde no ati I th? amount to be collected 1 cot r-t-aepottvat*. utte-sapt to limit MM In it?