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THE WEATHER:
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?

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