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Fair today and tomorrow, with out decided temperature change; west to northwesterly winds, be coming variable. Highest tempera ture yesterday. 42; lowest, 33. THE WASHINGTON HERALD r~SFi NO. 4445 18, HE KILLS WOMAN OF 68 ASSHEDEMANDS MARRIAGE Colored "Mammy," with Whom He Hid, Gives Up Boy Slayer, Who Declares to Police He Murdered Aged Paramour Because She Tried to Poison Him By Pouring Iodine in Cup of Tea. Puffing at a corncob pipe in a cell at the Eighth precinct station., IS-year-old Ralph Bowling; of Coles viile, Md.. told last night how he killed Mr?. Elisabeth Beckwith. a 68-year-old widow, at her Colesville, Md.. home last Saturday, because, he says, she wanted him to marry her., Very quietly. Bowling said his victim attempted to poison him by pouring iodine in a cup of tea for him Saturday afternoon. That, he said, was after she had asked him to marry her, and he had said no. Bowling was given up to the police by Mrs. Addie Gates, of 603 W street northwest, ^n old colored friend. He arrived at her home yes- ] terday afternoon, after hiding dur- j Wig the early part of the week in i a Darn near Chillum. Md. He -had obtained food, he said, on the way ? to Chillum. with a $5 bill, taken from the home of the murdered woman. "I saw Mrs. Beckwith pour some- j thing in my tea Saturday," said j Bowling, "but I thought it was mo-j lasses for sweetening. Right after drinking the tea, I dropped off in a sleep. When I woke up she was in the sitting room. "I got an ax handle in the kitchen and struck her over the head with it. "Then, as she fell. I hit her again to put her out of her pain." After killing the woman. Bowling said, he threw a quilt over her and pulled the body into the sleeping room. "I tried to kill her," he said. *T knew what I was doing. I suppose I will have to serve in penitentiary for it." He had been living in the house with Mrs. Beckwith for nearly a year, following his escape from the National Training School for Boys, ?n Bladensburg road. Bowling stat*' ?<?- . 4 Mrs. Beckwifr tohf him about a month ago they ^ ' have to g?t | married if he w*^HM|j^itlnue to live under the sam^liHBte said, "I kept telling her^l was too young for her." he said. i After the killing. Boiling started for Dr. Brown's at Burnt Mills, he says. wtoere he got treatment for ac cidental iodtwe poisoninsr. "I told Dr. Brown that I was going Into Washington to see Dr. Fergu YANKS RETURN BY THOUSANDS Half Dozen Transports Sail ing from France, War De partment Announces. Movement of troops back from Eu rope in large numbers is announced by the War Department. The Mauro tanta sailed from France December 24 for New York with 207 officers, 3.445 men and fourteen nurses on board. The ship is expected to dock at New York on December 30. Included in the troops on board is the 347th Infantry, except Company H, which will at once be sent to camps for mustering out. Sixty-four per cent of the regiment will go to Camp Dix, 8 per cent to Camp Upton, and 30 per cent will be split among Camps Dodge. Funston, Sherman, Cus ter. Grant and Taylor. The transport Antigone sailed De cember 22 and will arrive at Newport News about January 4 with the Fifty second Regiment, C. A. C., and other detachments to a total of 128 officers and 2,541 men. The Henderson sailed December 22 and will dock January 5 at New York with fourteen officers and 820 men. The Espagne will bring ten officers to New York January 2; the Virginian nine officers to Newport News January 5. The transport Princess Matoika will dock at Newport News January 2. but is carrying Battalions 2 and 3 of the Forty-third Regiment, C. A. C., in stead of the Thirty-seventh Regiment, as previously announced. This de tachment includes thirty-six officers and 723 men. Other transports on the ocean now returning soldiers are the West Ar row. one officer; Eastern Queen, three officers and one field clerk; Titoula. seven officers; Veendijk, with casual Company 119, two officers and fifty one men: Hwah Jah. Casual Detach ment, No. 2, one officer and twelve men. and eighteen officers. Selection of detachments, including about 30.000 officers and men for early convoy home were announced by the Chief ef Staff. Hats v?. Hoheuollern. "It is difficult to see what the shape of a man's hat has to do with freight cars." says William G. Shepherd in Everybody's Magazine. "And yet un der the conservation department of the War Industries Board, hat mak ers are being encouraged to pack as many hats as possible in one box, in stead of following the old custom of putting three hats In a box. The sav ing in space that was made by one firm alone in this way in six months, was 349 freight cars, enough to load two of the ten-minute ships. If the jme comes when American men are asked to wear peaked derbies of the Mother-Goose type, so that they can b?* packed one inside another, ten or twenty in a box. they will do it gladly, realising how they are helping the peeding freight trains to answer the( call of the hungry ten-minute shipe." son." said Bowling. "But I did not i go to see a doctor in the city. "I went to Mrs. Gates' house at 60S W street northwest. I knew her when she used to live at Colesville." Bowling is a Washington boy. He was bom in Charles County, Md., but i came here as a baby and was edu cated in local public schools. ( He does not know where his family is. His mother is dead, he said, but his father, a sister and three broth ers are "somewhere in Washington." $25,000 RAISED FOR HEBREWS i Relief Committee Starts Campaign for War Suffer ers; $60,000 Needed. "Eli, Eli jamah azavtani?" "God of Israel, why hast Thou for saken me?" It was to this ancient cry of David, echoed by David's Son on Calvary Hill, and again by the children of Israel in the war-stricken districts of Europe, that the Jewish people of Washington responded at the mass meeting held last night at the Eighth street Temple at the opening of the four-day drive of the Jewish Relief Committee by subscribing (23.000 to the city's quota, of 160,000. Rabbi Nathan Krass, of New York, told tho people of the plight of the 5,ftjO.OOO people of Jewish birth in the war-swept district* of Europe, who were looking to the people of the United States for succor; calling to them in the ancient language of their race for aid. Impoverished by War. "The voice that calls to you." he said, "is not the voice of David or of that other Voice of Calvary, but that , voice of 5.000,000 of your brothers and | your sisters who will starve this com ing winter unless you feed them. .J your br??he?. Answer them that God has not forsaMH than, but through you has sent them th? aid they se?k." These people. Dr. Krass explained, are not bfggM or paupers, but men and women families that before ?f Hun swept trough their territory were well to do and i spected by their neighbors. " ,V,0'a question of giving them enoug*i, he stated, but of glvinir ! will save thrra from actual starvation. One incident he described. a3 having been actuallv witnessed by former ambassador to w.^ey* Henry Morgenthau, of little children, entirely without clothing and eating gra&s on the streets of arsaw. speaker told the story of & scene on the battle field in Flanders, where a Catholic boy lay dying, un able to reach the crucifix that hung around his neck. Near him, ' he said, "was a young Jewish soldier, his comrade in arms and a third, a Protestant. The young Jew lifted the cross and held it be fore the boy's dying eves, while the Protestant held his flask with the few last drops of water to his lips " It is this picture of the three on the field In Flanders. Dr. Krass said, that symbolizes the new America answer ing the call of the suffering Jews in Europe. Senator Makes Appeal. Senator Saulsbury, of Delaware, said he hoped to bring to the meet ing the good luck that had attended a similar appearance at a rally In his own town. Wilmington. "This is a wonderful Christmas." he said." Jew and Gentile, Buddhist and Mohammedan. Christian ana non-Christian are rejoloing that tho welter of blood is over, that tho hope of the Christ Child of Bethle hem "peace on earth, good will to men' is now the reasonable hope of humanity. At the close of Dr. Krass's speech the audience was requested to con tribute to the fund. The response to the rabbi's plea was g-enerous. Many of the contributors were lit tle children, who donated their sav ings to children across the seas. List of Subscribers. Those who subscribed more than $100 at the mass meeting last night are: S. Kann Sons and Company, (3,000; F"red S. Gichener, *1.000; Em 11 Ber liner, $1,000; Milton Hopfenmaier, $1,000; A. Llsner, $1,000; Lansburgh and Brother. $1,000; Moses Goldenberg. 11.000; Simon Lyon and family, $1,385; Evening star. $1,000; B. Schlossberg. ?00: I. Grosner, $500; Washington Post. $500; in memory of Mrs. Katie Pack. $500; Cosmos Theater Company $500; Charles Goldsmith. $500; Liebman Brothers, $500; M. Eiseman Brothers, fc?0: Congregation Chev-Shalom, $500; Giles F. Hellpin, $300; D. J. Kaufman $300; L?wis Bush and family. $335; haks and Company, $250; Isaac Gans ot saks and Company. $50; Frank J. Hogan, $250; Mrs. Brylawskl, $260; Congregation Teffereth Israel. $200. The following gave $100 each: Max S. Rosenthal. Harry Zager. H. L Kauf man. Sidney West. M. Schwareen. Jo seph Luchs, Morton J. Luchs -*iss Mabel Board man and mother. Ladies Volina Society. Mrs. Edward Cohen. Jacob Lapidus. J. Sondheimer. Sem mes Motor Company, Loula Rosen berg. A. M Fischer, s. Atlas. A. Mos a?Tk Baer' Pulton Brylawskl, Arthur and Ernest Mayer, Adolph EITenbach, Jacob Wolfman and Ger rald and Arthur Lyon. Direr Wort, on Pike'* Peak. When a valve stem In one of the Colorado Springs reservoirs on Pikes Peak broke off, some time ago* the superintendent of the water svstem donned a diving suit and descended into the Ice-cold water, making the repairs in seven minutes, says the Popular Mechanics Magazine. Other owners of reservoirs in the re gion are now making requests for the use of the suit to do similar repair work. THE PENNSYLVANIA, FLAGSHIP OF U. S. FLEET ?:;:a'^:ffiv::':K':::v; "jx**" "vrc. f/LA* SB&tCC.. Here is the super-Dreadnought which, with Admiral Henry T. Mayo aboard, led "The Victcyy Fleet" into New York harbor to be reviewed by Secretary Daniels and to receive an ovation by Gotham's 7,000, 000 unequaled in enthusiastic fervor. , ^ Has George Creel Quit? Who Knows? Committee on Public Infor mation Disclaims Knowl edge of Chief's Inten tions ; Officials Silent Rumors that George Creel has re signed as chairman of the Commit tee on Public Information, have not been confirmed by official* here. Nothing to Indicate that Mr. Creel has talen such action as reached the State Department or the offi cials of the committee. It has been known since the sign ing of the armistice that Mr. Creel felt that all war organizations should be discontinued as quickly as possible and it has been his hope that his organization could close its various departments early in 1919. Mr. Creel is interested primarily in American social ques tions and is anxious to return to America and take up studies of re construction policies for private agencies. Harvey J. OHi^gins, who is di recting the work of the committee during Mr. Creel's absence in Eu rope has no information tending to support the report that Mr. Creel has given up his work and started home. RELIEF GOES FIRST TO ALSACE-LORRAINE Cockpit of War Given Preference As to Exports By War Board. Special consideration for Alsace Lorraine, the recovered provinces of Prance, was announced by the War Trade Board yesterday in an order permitting exportation of goods to those provinces under the blanket license already Issued for exports to France. The French government is still requiring import certificates on all' shipments into this terri tory. Resumption of private trade with Finland is under consideration, but some guarantee that the goods will not be allowed to go into Germany will be required. Movement of goods to and from Russia, except the Bol shevik provinces, is being permitted now. Trade channels are being opened to Serbia and Rumania and will soon be open to Syria, Palestine and Mesopotamia. Berger Summons Darrow; Finds Him a Boomerang Chicago, Dec. 26.?Clarence S. Dar row, former labor attorney, who identified himself early in 4he war as a champion of a vigorous offensive by the United States, was called today as a witness by Victor Berger, So cialist representative-elect from Mil waukee, and four Socialist leaders on trial in Federal court for violation of the espionage act. Mr. Darrow's testimony on direct examination dealt solely with a visit he made with J. Louis Engdahl, ed itor of the suppressed American So cialist, and Attorney Seymour Sted man to Washington, to protest against the suppression of Socialist newspapers. He made it clear to the court and jury at the outset that he was not in sympathy with the propaganda spread by the organs. "I was opposed to the doctrines they were teaching but I held if they were allowed to continue, we who knew they were wrong could fight it out by debate and win," he said. Substitute Christmas Celebrated By Germans London, Dec. 26.?"Ersatz" was the principal feature of Christmas in Berlin. "Ersatz" means "substitute." It Is the most overworked word in Germany this Christmas and in cludes forced gaiety as a substitute for the usual spirit of the season. "Ersatz" likewise applies to Ber lin's food and drink, and the word also substitutes "Kris Kringle" for Santa Claus and all that stuff. Ev erywhere the shop windows dis "Snath" ROOSEVELT EDITORIAL IN SENATE RECORD "Square Deal for Man at Front" Read By Senator Townsend. The editorial from the pen of former President Roosevelt, appear ing in several papers yesterday morning, entitled "A Square Deal for the Man at the Front," and pro* testing against keeping American troops in Europe to do peace work and urging that they be speedily returned to America and civil life, was read Into the Congressional Record at today's session of the Senate. This was done on motion of Senator Towr: id, of Michigan, who ga\ ? * r. / son for his ac tion thai ?no i&l rejyNeented his own > * 1 ?? >?< of many other members o* 1 ?? r'ie, and of the masses of h Senator 3 hoi > of "olorado, ob served that A no oppose the views of Co) but that it was rather sir* > tv*t one wb' was in such great ha.?' to get our troops oversea shouid be In such a hurry to get them back before peace is formally established. U. S. DISCLAIMS BAN ON MEXICO Attempted Propaganda Is Killed By War De partment. An attempt to promote discord be tween Mexico and the United states has been discovered and thwarted by the Department of Labor. Persons in terested in the discord took advantage of the recent vacating of orders pro viding for temporary and special ad mission of Mexican labor to meet the war emergency to spread the report that a wholesale deportation of Mexi cans was planned by the government The Department of Labor yesterday issued a supplementary statement, ex plaining the purpose of the recent or der, and it will be translated into Spanish and given wide circulation among the Mexican population of this country and in Mexico. The Department explains that the shortage of labor Which made it necessary to lower the bars to Im migration has passed, and that it consequently would issue no more licenses for such special temporary admission to the country, *but that all permits Issued prtor to Decem ber 18 would be honored far en trance up to January 15. The some order permitted all Mexican agricultural laborers, who entered on such temporary permits to remain through the coming agri cultural season, provided that Mex ican- labor for railroads should be shifted as far as passible to the bor der States, where climatic conditions are favorable, and that Mexican labor in the border States admitted under these permits should be per mitted to remain until the Depart ment makes further ruling. The orders do not in any way af fect the permanent Mexican popula tion of the country, nor the normal immigration from that country un* der the existing laws. 100,000 U. S. Parcel Post Packages Stolen in Year New York. Dec. 26.?One hundred thousand parcel post packages have been stolen while in transit during the last year, according to the chief inspector of the New York post offlce. This does not represent the entire loss for the country, it was a8ded. Purs, it is said, seldom reach their destination and many Insurance companies are now refusing to guarantee their safe delivery. Wom en's suits, silks, gentlemen's fur nishings are next In order as bad risks. Improper addresses were also responsible for a heavy loss. Inadequate sentences for mail rob bery Is given as one of the chief causes of the growing number of Take Steps To Buy 1919 Wheat Crop Guarantee of Government Must Be Carried Out, Says Secretary Houston to Chairman Lever. Congress yesterday was ?rge<l jointly by the Department of Agri culture and the Food Administra tion to provide mcaus to make Ji fecrtve the government's guaranteed price for the *919 wheat crop. In a letter to Chairman Lever of the House Committee on Agriculture. Secretary Houston submitted, on be half of his department and the Food Administration, a memorandum on I v ? ? editions, with suggestions f jrc-1 -jegislation necessary to meet ?nd. 'rftuation. I Chairman Lever will confer with Secretary Houston today. Early (consideration of the matter by the j House committee will follow, and ! a bill to be prepared by the com I mittee will be called up on the floor | shortly after the holidays. Make tioarantee Effective. "I Join the Food Administration," I said Mr. Houston, "in presenting, at the suggestion of the President, the matter of making effective the wheat guarantee price for the 1919 crop. The government, as you know, has made the guarantee, and it goes without saying that It must be made effective." The United States Orain Corpora tion, which handled the 1918 wheat un der" the government's guaranteed price, expires, under the present law. June 1 1919. This agency, said Mr. Houston, "will have to be continued or a new one created with power to VtM store and sell such wheat of the V.W^op as may be offered to it." Appropriation ?(tcef?ary. The Secretary urged appropriations will "have *to be made on a basis to enable the truarantee to be main tained at all limes by the purchase of I wheat with funds provided by the I government and without relying on ' outside credit." Congress will have to extend beyond June 1, 1920. the period for which the price was guaranteed, the letter con tinued "with such provisions as may be necessary to protect the Sove"l" ment from wheat harvested in 1930 being mixed with the 1919 crop. For if producers cannot sell their wheat to the United States before that date and are left with wheat on hand it will be felt that the obligation of the I United States has not been carried I out In good faith. "Up to this time." the Secretary points out. "no agenov of the United States has been created and fhar^ with the duty of making effective the guaranteed price under this proclama "it is estimated that about 75.000.000 acres will toe sown to winter and spring wheat, and that the yield will be about 1,114.500.000 bushels Of this amount. 90.000.000 bushels will be re quired for seed and 560.000.000 bushels for maximum home consumption, leav ing 474.500,000 bushels for export and J carry over. PIPER MURDER CASE NEARING SOLUTION Evidence Indicates Mrs. Piper Knew of Husband's Trip with Girl. Muskegon, Mich.. Dec. ^-Officials tonight announced they believed the entire solution of the Piper murder case was near. . The announcement came trom Harry Jackson, assistant prosecutor, following the most active day in the case since Milo Piper, facing a charge of killRg Miss Frieda Welchmann. of Chicago, hanged himself In the county Jail last Saturday night. Mrs Piper, the officials here be lieve, knew of the honeymoon trip taken by piper. It was announced that Mrs. I iper would be asked to aid the officers after a woman had turned over to Sheriff Stauffer clothing he says be longed to Miss Frieda Weichmann. The clothes were giv^i to the wo man by Mrs. Piper, this woman told the sheriff. Among the goods is some of the peculiarly designed cloth taken from the Welchmann girl's grave and which was to figure In tho identifier Fight for District Diet Kitchen Is On Again Senator Ken yon of Iowa introduced an amendment to the District Ap propriation tilli yesterday to provide $15,000 for the use of the Washing ton Diet Kitchen under the direction of the District Commissioner*. Heretofore. Benator Galllnger of Maine, now deceased, used to Intro duce such an amendment nearly every year and each time he asked how the Item came to be left out of the original Dill. NEW YORK BOWS HEAD IN WONDER TO "DEVIL-DOGS" Gotham Takes Off Hat to Returning "Gobs' and "Leathernecks." NOTABLES GREET MEN Ninety War Vessels Take Pc^ in Imposing River Spectacle. New York. Dec. 26.?New York arose en masse today to the oppor- ' tunity to show how it regards its' fighting seamen. As thousands of sail ors and Marines?keen-eyed, clean limbed, erect typical young Ameri cans?disembarked from the battle ships and other war vessels anchored In the Hudson River and paraded through snow-covered streets, they were given a welcome surpassing even the triumphal return of Ad miral Dewey. Noisy? No iron-, mouthed cannon on any battlefield I ever emitted such roars as arose from the throats of the welcoming throng to whose mind's eye the sea fighters recalled memories of their J exploits on ocean and land?of the 1 sinking of sea pirates; of the he roic fighting at Cantlgny and Cha- | teau Thierry. Earlier in the day the shore folks I had been treated to the greatest display of fighting force ever made j by the American navy. Ninety bat | tleships. cruiscrs, destroyers and | other fighting craft, after passing j | in review before the Mayflower, j | President Wilcon's yacht had steam ed to a six-miIi*-lon^ anchorage be-J ,tween tV? *>w Turtc City and New ' Jersey shores. Sfrret?rifi Review Parade. The nineteen gun Secretarial | salute boomed f:om tli^jtarious ves- j sols as they passed the Mayflower j ' near the Statue of IJberty for ; j aboard the yacht were Secretary of ! the Navy Josephus Daniels and Sec-J retary of War Baker. Many other 1 I notable persons were guests on the Mayflower, included among whoml jwere Mrs. George Dewej-. widow of CONTINUED ON PAG* TWO. iNEW TURKISH STATE LOOMS _________ ; Predict Reorganization of Government; Army Officers Flayed. Complete reorganiiatlon of the Turkish government and the trial by j court-marshal of Turkish army of- J fleers and offieials responsible for Armenian outrages during the war j are predicted in Paris advices re- | ceived here yesterday. The chamber of deputies was dis solved by proclamation' the day be fore Christmas following a wide- , spread public demand that all of ficals named by Enver Paslia should be removed from office. Critics of the government insisted tlifll officials j should resign .^ince Enver Pasha. | "their master, traitor to his coun try. had taken flight and was the ] object of pursuit." | In the proclamation by whicli the Parliment was dissolved the minister outlined the hutory of the war and stated that Turkey had been led into the war through no necessity. Vit to content the ambition of high offi cials. _ Paris representatives in Constanti nople report that a special tribunal I will lie created by the government ] for the trial of functionaries alleged! to have inspired the Armenian out rages Turkish, officials insist that j much of the responsibility for the) massacres rests with Marshal Liman, von Sanders, formerly head of the German military mission to Germany who has escaped to his own country. Bolshevik Bank Head Burns Deposit Books Copenhagen.?High-handed methods of the Russian Bolsheviki with other people's money is shown In the action in one bank where the doorkeeper was appointed commissary and began by burning all records of deposits to the amount of 300.000.000 roubles more than tlOO.OOO.OOO in terms of United States money. One depositor, at least, got his money back through the man | who printed the new currency for the commissary and didn't hesitate to run of! nXre than his order called for. Czechs at Saxon Border ; Ask Help from Berlin .Amsterdam. P?- 36.?Cxecho troops have arrived at the Saxon border, along the Transit* frontier, according to dispatches from Berlin. The Saxon government has telegraphed Berlin for assistance. L>ausitx is a province lying between the Elbe and Oder, north of Bo hemia. It was inhabited by Slavs In middle ages and d,rt?-es Its name . i / WILSON CONQUERS LONDON AS KING GRIPS HIS HAND Two Alillion Englishmen Forget Traditional Coldness in Frenzy of Welcome a* Presi dent Waves American Flag Given Him By British Monarch?Mrs. Wilson Chats With Queen Mother in "Home Folks" Fashion. London, Dec. 26.?No king: has I ever received such a magnificent, ovation of welcome as greeted Pre?- ? ident Wilson today from the British, whose shouts, rolling from Charing! Cross to Buckingham Palace, made j one mighty crescendo amid scenes ? of unprecedented enthusiasm. "I hereby welcome you to Eng land.'* 'said the King to the Presi dent. "I greatly appreciate it, -I assure you," replied Wilson. While the band switched to *the "Stars and Stripes Forever," the ' President and the King reviewed the j King's Guard in the train shed. The I troops stood stiffly at attention. I The King and President Wilson en- j gaged in a lively conversation as they walked, but the martial music drowned out their voices. Two million Londoners Jammed the streets in the area between the station and the palace. The roofs, were black with spectators and there was not a telegraph pole nor a tree that was not occupied by Riots Rule In Berlin, 100 Killed Liebknecht Declares 'Hour' Ha* Come; Ebert Gov ernment Not Expected to Survive. Amsterdam. Dec. 26?Bloody street fighting has taken place in BerlU|J Tuesday resulting in. more than 100 persons being killed and many more wounded. The "Reds" led by Dr. Karl Liebknecht. have announced that "their hour*' has come to topple the Ebert govern ment and unloose the class war for, which they have been agitating ever since the revolution. Today, according to last advices, has been set as the date for the great final clash. Word is expected momentarily that the Ebert regime has been overthrown and that the capital, at least, is under control of the terrorists. For Ebert has prac tically no troops left to stand by him. The whole Berlin garrison Is reported to have gone over to the' Spartacans. A general alarm to all troox>? hitherto loyal to the government was sent out by Ebert late Tues day night after a day of riots and bloody clashes. A last appeal has been made to the Berliners to de fend the moderate regime. Ebert In Danger. However, the whole trend of af l fairs in Berlin has T?een Inclining strongly toward the radicals and j it is feared that if Liebknecht and j his followers make their threatened attempt in earnest there is no chance for the Ebert rule to sur vive. An important section of Berlin I was at last accounts in the hands | of the rebels. The government'.* organ Vorwaerts and the Prussian war ministry have been seized by them. The best indication of the gain | of strength recorded on the side of the "Reds" Is seen in the Berlin report that Liebknecht conferred with the ministers. Were the gov ernment as strong as It was a month or even two weeks ago. it would not even have listened to him, it is pointed out. Snilnni Dominate Sltsativm. L#iebknecht's chief Henchmen in Berlin arc sailors. From the very start ot the revolution the navv men have dominated the situation. It was they who brought about the whole upheaval. It is conceded that ir they now have gone over en masse to IJebknecht. the outlook is extremely black for the Ebert regime. l^arge numbers of marine* are re ported hurrying to Berlin from the coast towns. ???? League of Nations Overdone, Says Solon Senator Hoke 6mith, of Georgia, in the Senate, yesterday afternoon, strongly condemned the extreme posi tion of the ultra-pronounced advo cates of the league of Nations prin ciple, which he declared has carried them far and beyond the scope of idea of President Wilson's s'inges tion s. He declared that the kind of League of Nations that is now being urged, if adopted, would subordinate the United State? Government and the vi tal interests of the country to an in ternational government, and such a situation would not be tolerated by the American people. Lest in "Frwnp*." Old Ben was one of those good hearted old darkies who always wore a smile, so when I met him yester day and watched his bent form and anxious face I feared the worst for his soldier son. "Morning, Uncle BenJ What news from your boy?' "Oh, turrlble bad. sub! Jus' )iad a lettah from him; Pse lost Ism. He don't know where he is. and I don' know where he is; he's auah lost. Heah's his lettah; be says Tro somewhar In FrampsI' "-Car daring youths trying: to catch * glimpse of the distinguished gurtto. As soon as Mr. Wilson aj peared outaide the Charing Crow station the waiting multitude burst into unending: cheers, while tht gruns In the Tower of London bombed a royal salute, church bells tolled, band? played and airplanes whirled over head. Meets ls%mj4 King George heartily shook hand* ? with President and Mr? ^ ilson. A few minutes afterward Mr. Wilson. all smiles, grasped Premier Lloyd George's hand and both shook th# other's vigorously. An impressive incident during thn? procession to the pal see occurred when, as the carriages mere near^ ing Marlborough House, there wa? a sudden shuffling In the sidewalk* crowd 1?1 bom ing their way to thn curb came the Quaen I>owager Alex? andra. the (*'-ueen of Norway. Prince Olaf. and Princess Victoria. Tha crowd recognising them, fell back. * The President leaned forward and waved a gracious greeting to thn? group in response to fluttering' handkerchiefs. The King also m-i ^ luted while the Qu*-en l)<>wafer and. the Princess nodded heartily toward Mrs. Wilson. *>ariy BsHfJ 4Wve. At one time during the memorable1 parade the President came near be ing buried alive by some of his own countrymen. It whs when the car riages passed the Berkeley Hotel. where the American military and na val missions hsd organised a tre mendous demonstration. Each win dow of the balcony mas packed wit* baskets of laurel As the President* carrisee passed a veritable avalancte war showered upon him. while woman threw handfuls of flower*. This wss repeated when the President s and the Que^n paaaad by. Admiral Sims. Gen. Biddle. Winston spencer Churchill and many American ?om#? . w era on the balcony. ? The angtue of the train that boea the president from Dover to C baring Cross had a Uny American flag at its masthead The tram rolled into the station on the dot of the sched uled time?2:30 p.m. , A delicate tribute to the President ? [ ancestry mas the fact that Scots I Guards m'ere selected for the cordo? of honor at the station. I The President inspected these guards I to the clicking of numerals camera*. ! while the crowds outside.^as far ?* the Strand and Trafalgar. cheered ! madly before they had even caught a glimpse of tl.e great guest. ? The yueen more a blue dress mttn a blaek sealskin, fur-trimmed cloak and a black hat. Nation's Greatest There. The reception party at the station I included Foreign Minister Balfour. ! Lord Curzon. Chancello of the ** ^ chequer Bonar Um : Lord Milner. ? Lonl Robert Cecil. Sir Kric Geddea. I Austen, Chamberlan. George N. Bame? ! the labor leaders: the mayors of lx>n Idon and Westminster, the lx?rd <"han-? j eel lor. Premier Hughes, of Australia*. J and Gens. Smut* and Botha. I With the President and the King i^| the first cartage sat the Puke of Con-^ ! naught. In the third carriage mem the ladies in maitmg to the <jueen? and in the fourth. Ambassador a via*' j and th? master of the hor.-e. Gen. j Biddle. Admiral Grayson, and \ ia~' count Reading mere in the next Fully 2.000.0W) persons lined the rout^ of the procession. I'nited States Ma-^ I rines m-ere part of tlie escort. | From the cordial manner in m hick? they shook hands and exchanged a? i fem- words of formal greeting. frorta* ! the frank directness with mhich their1 eyes met as they seemed to take ona another's measure all those present* felt safe in concluding that the Amerf j can President and the British premien mill have little, if any. trouble setting acquainted and travelling harmoni | ously together along the difficult road ' toward lasting world peace. Mr>. WIUm **al Hoaf - Mrs. Wilson's rhariu and beauty visibly captured the entire royafc^j ii group at first glance, and when #ha |*at between the Queen and Princes? Mary in the carriage following th?f| King and President, the three wera j seen chatting and laughing as if thejf |l were old friends. Before leaving for the palace. th. I King and the PtmMmK inspected the brilliant guard of honor. Mr. I Wilson being manifestly I with the One bearing of the aleB. . Just as the carriages started off th.-re <yime a dull boom from th. : grim old Tower of Ivondon?th. i rdyal salute. With th* Tower guns' ; roar mingled that of the cannon in J Hyde Park. At the same tiuw every i church bell in London began to toil. IvOnK after the others had Pecom. silent and the guns were resting from their roar the chimes of 8U. Martins, overlooking the Nelson Monument, kept on clanging their melodious welcome. More than one American In I>on-' don tonight compared the demon strations of the capital's population with the uproar of an election night fn the Btates. Under the magi, touch of the President's personality the staid Londoners seemed t? ?thaw out" and turn themaelve. In side out. Certain it is tbat not within the memory of any 11 vine has this cold old towirshown suck warmth of emotion. Big Apiary on Mountain Si4e. An Interesting picture of a kl apiary on a precipitous mountain is shown in the popular Mechaakoa Magazine. The slope has been cut Into te-raM* 12 to 15 feet high on which more than 900 swarm, of bees are housed, eac* hive being placed on a concrete foun dation The land put to this profitable use would be worth little for any oth er purpose. The hives, being h.gh up. are fanned by the summer breeae and ?re w w bi Um * wmtac.