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Today?Unsettled: probably ll?ht mow Tomorrow?Fair; not much change in temperature. 1 Highest temperature yeiterdajr, 14; lowest, 24. THE WASHINGTON HERALD NO. 4446 WASHINGTON. D. C., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1918. OME CENT EBERT OUSTED AS HUN CHIEF; SAILORS FIGHT Liebknecht, of "Reds," Roles; Hmdenburg Is Marching on City. BERLIN RIOTS CONTINUE Hun Sailors Disobey Orders to Duty at Coastal Cities. Copenhagen, Dec. 27??A rumor from Berlin late today says Dr. Karl Liebknecht, leader of the German "Reds," has been elected president, replacing Dr. Friedrich Ebert as head of the government. Another rumor, unconfirmed, but credited in many quarters, is to the effect that Field Marshal von Hindenburg is marching on Berlin at the head of a strong army of troops devoted to him. His purpose is to restore order in the capital, and he is said to have the support of the entente powers in his undertaking. 1 Amsterdam. Dec. 27.?Sailors who mutinied and fortified themselves in the royal palace have surrendered, according to a Berlin dispatch dated Tuesday. They were given their liberty by Otto Wela, city comman dant. who is a majority socialist, the message said. The palace has been occupied by government troops. Sailors are re ported to hold the royal stables. Latest dispatches indicated that the sailors are still holding out and re newed fighting was expected. Although the sailors have techni cally surrendered, they refuse to leave the city and have announced they will continue* to support Ebert, who permits them to remain. "The city is on the verge of an archy. and fighting is expected to continue." the dispatch said. Two conflicts are now under way in the city?the armed opposition of the sailors and their women to or ders transferring the men to coastal cities, and the efforts of the rejuve nated Spartacidea to overthrow the Ebert-Scheideman government. * Would Form 1 Pact Against Bolshevism Dr. Solf, Former German Secretary, Urges Alli ance Between Allies and Huns to Stop Greatest Menace of Present Day. By FRANK J. TAYLOR. < United Prws Staff Corretgxmdent1. Berlin. Deo. 27.?An alliance be tween Germany and the allies to de feat bolshevism was proposed by Dr. W. S. Solf. former German sec retary. in an interview today. Solf declared the spread of bol shevism is the greatest menace in the world today, and that the vic I torious allied countries are in as much danger from its influence as Germany and Russia. . "The allies must forget that Ger ' many is their enemy," Solf declared. "We must unite in the one great purpose of saving the world from the dreadful consequences of bol shevism. "Germany has two kinds of rev olution. The South German revo lution is a development of old democratic traditions. The North German revolution is adopting the methods and shows the influence of the Russian bolshevik. "Personally, I believe bolshevism is not only the greatest menace now confronting Germany and Rus sia. but is equally menacing to all adjacent countries. And once bol shevism has developed power in Germany it will spread all over the world, like the most contagious of diseases. It must be the aim and duty of all the powers to fight this universal enemy. "Bolshevism is even more dan gerous outside of Russia than in that country, where it originated. Russia is a huge country, living under simple conditions. "Bolshevism is accepted practi ! cally as a religion in politically sickened Russia, but in the west ern countries its developments are [merely along materialistic lines. * "I am sure bolshevism has pre pared its ground work in France and Italy, the same as it )>as in Fin land and Lithuania. "It is barely possible that a vic torious nation is immune to the dan gerous baccilus. but after the days of victory and glory have been slightly dimmed, the disease is sure to develop even in the countries of our victor ious enemies." Solf was able to express his ideas more freely than when he was holding office. He said ho resigned because he could not work with the radicals although Chancellor Ebert and Philip Scheidemann approved his policies. Dr. Soirs remarkable interview was given Christmas eve at the moment when the Bolsheviki, under leader ship of Karl Liebknecht. were gain ing ascendency in Berlin and threat ening to overthrow the present gov ernment by force. His tirade against the workmen's and soldiers' councils Is doubly interesting from the fact that a great part of Germany is con trolled by those very bodies. I 7^ U. S. Destroyeri Coming Home. London. Dec. 27.?Seven American destroyers, the last of the United States fleet attached to the naval base at Queens town, sailed homeward to day. V Socialist Deputy Demands Light on Plans of Gov ernment. WANT SARRE BASIN Project to Take Over Left Bank of Rhine Is Denied. Paris. Dec. 27.?The political storm that has been long brewing under the surface broke out in the Chamber of deputies today in the form of a^ sharp debate over Franco-British an nexationist aims. Through it whizzed flashes revealing President Wilson as the chief hope of the French Social ists, particularly as regards open di plomacy. The exchange of strong remarks be gan when Marcel Cachin, Socialist i leader, demanded a flat statement from the. government as to whether the Peace Conference shall be secret or public. He mentioned the fact that President Wilson advocated "opeft covenants of peace, openly arrived at." He reminded the government of the secret pact with Russia in 1916. Aristide Briand. who was premier at that time, replied that the results of the conference would be made pub lic, but that It would be impossible for the allies to reach the agreement publicly on all the multiple problems confronting the pourparlers." "Loyal allies should be able to ex change views openly," was M. Cachin's retort. Tourhen on Syrian Pinna. The Socialist spokesman than touch ed upon the subject of the debate over the disposition of Syria. "England," he said, "emerges from the war possessing a formidable colonial empire." With regard to the Anglo-French protectorate in Syria, he said, it was necessary to assure the Syrian people that they would have the full exer cise of the right of self-determina tion. M. Cachin then opposed annexation by France of the left bank of the Rhine and of the Sarre Basin. He de manded light on the government's In tentions on this score. Former Premier Briand. in reply, stated that the government did not intend annexing the left bank of the Rhine, but added he could not deny that the annexation of the Sarre Bas in had been contemplated. Silent About Russia. :? Foreigrf Minister PlfcTion refused to J deny that the government intended to send an expeditionary force to Rus sia. M. Cachin accused Gen. Franchet ' d'Esperey. commander-in-chief of the j allied Balkan armies, of co-operating j with Gen. Donikine. menacing. the j government of the Ukraine. MRS. WILSON SPENDS BUSY DAY IN LONDON Shops with Queen Mary; Guest of Readings; Honored at Club. | London. Dec. 27. ? Queen Mary guided Mrs. Woodrow Wilson on a j sightseeing and shopping tour of j : London's fashionable shops today. I President and Mrs. Wilson left Buckingham Palace shout the same j time to take up the day's activities. [ Following her trip as the-, shopping j guest of Queen Mary, Mrs. Wilson , was the guest of Ix>rd and Lady j Reading at an informal luncheon. The 1 guests incloded Mrs. Lloyd George. Mrs. John W. Davis and Mrs. H. H. j Asquith. ? | Mrs. Butler Wright. Mrs. Cavendish Bentinck and Mrs. John Astor were ; the selected escort of Mrs. Wilson during a visit to the American Wo i men's Club, where a reception was held in her honor. Among the Ameri | can women who were present were j the Duchess of Marlborough, Vis I countess Harcourt, lAdy Ward, Lady Paget and Mrs. Walter Burns. GIVES COMPOSITION OF GERMAN ASSEMBLY Editor George Bernhard Claims So | cialists Will Have 200 Majority. ! I^ondon, Dec. 27.?Regarding the probable composition of the national assembly to be elected in Germany, George Bernhard. editor of the Vos sische Zeltung. gives the following es timate: "The assembly will consist of 4331 members. Of these about 200 will be majority socialists and 20 independent socialists; 80 will belong to the new democratic party; 100 will belong to the Christian socialist party, the old ? Centre party, reconstructed on broad f er and no longer on a purely clerical | basis. The small remainder will be I distributed among the spartacus i groups and the conservatives." Owners to Get $65,000 for Damage to Property I Frank H. Walker and Frank E. I Smith, owners of lots adjoining the west wall of the Government Printing | Office, are to receive Jointly $65,000 as damages to their property under an amendment to the urgent deficiency bill proposed by Senator Calder, of New York." The damage to the property grew out of the construction of the wall of the Printing Offlce. and the lota will become the property of the govern ment when the amount Is paid. Gen. Ludendorff Joins Ex-Kaiser's Alibi Club Amsterdam, Dec. 27.?Gen. Erich Ludendorff. former quartermaster general and German dictator, is liv ing in solitude in a quiet German town completing his memoirs, the Kreuze Zeitung announces. The paper asserts the general will clear up the question of the respon sibility for the war as well as the circumstances surrounding the Brest-Litovsk and Bucharest trea ? Ua America and Huns Friends, Desire of Von Hindenburg Herald Staff Correspondent Interviews Ex Kaiser's Leading Commander, Who De clares Germany Beaten by Sheer Force of Numbers. IIy C. C. LYON Washington Herald Staff Corre-' spondent. Paris, Dec. 27.?Hindenburg wants America to be friendly with Ger many. He told me so in an Interview which I have just brought from Germmy. "Now that the war is over. I sin cerely trust the two nations may become friends again," he said. The interview took place in gen eral German army headquarters at Cassel, in the Prussian province of Hesse, about halfway between the western border and Berlin. On the day I arrived, Hindenburg was out of the city. I was received by Gen. Groener, successor to Lud endorff as next in command to Hin denburg. The next morning Hindenburg was still absent, and I was prepared to give up the idea of interviewing him, and reaume my journey to Ber lin. Courier Sent for Reporter. I was eating lunch in the Cas sel hotel when a courier came from headquarters, saying Hindenburg had returned, and would talk to me at 4 o'clock. Hindenburg sent an automobile which conveyed me to headquarters, located in a big hotel in the same grounds as the former kaiser's summer palace, a mile outside the city. There were no signs of the revo >ution around headquarters. Iron discipline prevailed. No red flags were flying. On the walls hung oil portraits of the former kaiser, and other Hohenzollern rulers. At exactly 4 o'clock a German major led the way to Hindenburg's private office. Hindenburg, standing near a big Must Wear White Service Chevrons, New War Ruling Wearing of white chevrons to in dicate home service is compulsory. Secretary of War Baker explained yesterday afternoon. He said the War Department is not disposed to rescind the orders, though there has been considerable criticism as to this distinction. fireplace, came forward quickly, shook hands, and addressed me through an interpreter in German. "Tell me first?how did you get here?" I replied: "We just passed through your lines from the western front in an automobile. Nobody stopped u.?." Hindenburg smiled. "Just like you Americans," he said. While he drew up chairs. I took the opportunity to study him. He looked tired and careworn, but physically vigorous, despite his 7* years. He is big-limbed, with an enormous head and bushy hair, his large mouth partly hidden by a thick mu?tache. He is not so ?tern and forbWding as I had expected. Hindenburg said: "You must appreciate why these CONTINUED ON PAGE SEVEN. Blue Star of Soldier Changes to Gold When He Dies, Mother Says New York, Dec. 27.?Mrs. Annie Kil mer, mother of the late Sergt. Joyce Kilmer, of the 165th Infantry, the poet, says that the blue enamel star on the little service flag pin he gave her on leaving for France mysterious ly turned to gold when he was killed In action. "He was killed July 30," said Mrs. Kilmer. "I was in I^itchfleld, Conn., when the news reached me, in Au gust. and I said to my husband. '1 shall always wear the little service flag he gave me, but I'll pin it on a bow of black ribbon.' While I was doing ?o, to my great astonishment, 1 saw the blue star had changed to gold! "I have showed it to many, and none can explain it. Many Jewelers have seen it and they offer no solu tion." Family of Six Die* in Fire. Bradford, Pa.. Dec. 27.?Mrs. James Dempsey and her five children were burned to death at Eldred, Pa., when their home was destroyed by flre early today. James Dempsey. head of the family, was at work on an oilwell several miles from home when the flre broke out. Princess Pat Will Wed Naval Officer London. Dec. 27.?King George ! I and ueen Mary announced to- I i night their consent to the be- I trothal of the Princess Patricia, I of Connaught, to Commander i Thepolon Alexander Ramsay, of } the Royal Navy, who was aide de-camp to the Duke of Con naught when the latter was in Canada and is a brother of the Karl of Dalhousie. Princess Patricia is & first cousin to King George. GREAT PIANIST TO LEAD POLES Paaerewski Leaves Lon don ; Labor Conference Awaits Gompers. London. Dec. 27.?Diplomats here are much interested in the sudden departure, of Ignace Paderewski to Poland and somewhat puzzled by the rumor that a coterie of influen tial Poles desires the great pianist to accept the national leadership of his native country. If this event should come to pass it will mark the newest departure from the crusted customs of centra! Europe, where before the war only scorn would have greeted the pro posal of placing the reins of a na tion in the hands of a professional musician. Internationalization Possible. Diplomatic circles here are also taking cognizance of a report that the labor conference in France will take no action pending the arrival of the American delegates to be headed by Samuel Gompers. Con sideration is being given in govern ment circles to the proposal that the labor conference should make its information and views available for the peace delegates of the allies who, if they think it advisable, could consult unofficially with the labor conference heads on certain points. Labor Leader* Await Gompfrt, The belief is gaining ground that from the meeting of the labor dele gates in France will arise ? scheme for an international federation of labor to unite the workers of the world. Many difficulties are in tbe path to such an achievement, it is recognized, but if it is accomplished such a league would possess power for development of vast possibili ties. Washington from the Air First pictures ever published of Capitol, White House, State, War and Navy Building, and other views of this city, photographed from an airplane, will appear in TOMORROW'S SUNDAY HERALD ? Also You Will Want to Read Other Exclusive Features Beginning "Adventures of Members of Wash ington's Police Force," by Frapcis de Sales Ryan. New Year Eve celebrations when Washington was "young and gay," by Capt. J. Walter Mitchell. "Good Morning, Judge," those inimitable stories of Police Court humor, by Rudolph Perkins. The best four-page four-color Comic Section. Interesting personal notes of Southeast Wash ington, Government Printing Office and the Bureau of Engraving and Printing. Complete review of the stage and screen. News of the fraternities and many other fea tures that are different and are sought by an ever-incrcasing nufnber of readers, as well as all the news that is news, will be printed in THE WASHINGTON HERALD THREE CENT! Tomorrow ORDER TODAY THREE CENTS WORLD MUST PROVE UNDERSTANDING OF RIGHT AND JUSTICE SAYS WILSON f ^ ? This Is Woodrow Wilson's Birthday! Born 62 Years Ago in Staunton, Va. Woodrow Wilson, first citizen of America in the hearts of the people of the world, is 62 years of age today. He was born in a little parsonage in Staunton, Va., on De cember 28, 1856. He will breakfast today amid the splendors of the most gorgeous suite in Buckingham Palace, once the home of the King who divided the English-speaking people by driving the United States from the British fold in 1776. During the day he will be tendered a reception by the Lord Mayor of London, in historic Guild Hall, and later will discuss peace terms for the world with leading British statesmen King and President Exchange Praises in Man-to-Man Talk American Leader Welconv ed Back to Land of His Ancestors. London. Pec. JJ.-The speech of King George at state banquet to President WiUon at Buckingham Pal ace tonight follows: This la an historic moment ana your visit marks an historic epoch. Nearlv 150 years have passed since your republic began its independent life and now, for the first time a President of the United States is our guest in England. We welcome you to the country whence came your an cestors. where stand the homes of those from whom sprang Washington and Lincoln. We welcome you for yourself as one whose insight and calmness and dignity in th#- discharge of his high duties we have watched with admiration. "We see in you a happy union or the gifts of the scholar with those of the statesman. You came from a studious, academic quiet into the full stream of an arduous public life and your deliverances have combined a breadth of view and grasj> of world problems with the mastery of a lofty diction recalling that of your great orators of the past and of our own. Tell' I "f Mutual Tlea. "You con*- 1 ? the official head and spokesman c. a mighty commonwealth bound to us by the closest ties. Its people speak the tongue of Shakes peare and Milton. Our literature la yours as youca is also ours, and men |t>f letters in Uoth countries have Join ed In maintaining its incomparable glories. | "To you, not less than to us. be I longs the memories of our national 'heroes from King Alfred down to the I days of Philip Sydney and l>rake. of Raleigh and Blake and Hampden. I the days when t he political life of I the English stock in North America was just beginning. "You share with us the traditions of free self-government as old as the Magna Charta. We recognize a bond of still deeper significance in the com mon Ideals which our peoples cherish. First among those ideals you value, and we value, freedom and peace. Privileged as we have been to be exponents and examples in national ] life of the principles of popular self | government based upon equal laws, it now falls to both of us alike to [see how these principles can be ap CONT1NUED <>N PAGE TWO. DENIES TRADE CONTROL BY IK S. Brainbridge Colby Says j Government Will Not Retain Ships. The United Slates government lias no plan for a p* rmanent organization covering the world for the purpose of directing the operations of a govern ment trade fleet. This was made clear in a statement issued last night by Balnbridge Colby, of the Shipping Hoard, as the result of inquiries coming to the board fol lowing the p ublication of a dispatch from Paris quoting Chairman Edward N. Hurley apparently to the contrary. instead of the government operat ing th# American trade fleet, Mr. Colby made dear that it is the policy of the boanl to release requisitioned ships to tlie'r owners a* rapidly as the readjustment period will permit. Mr. Cqjby said in part: "The dispatch from Paris, to the effect that the Shipping Hoard has decided to create a permanent world organization for the purpose ol handling the government's tra?V tleet. and to open offices in Lon don, Paris. Home. Bombay. Shang hai," Yokohama. Buenos Aires. Rot terdam. Antwerp, etc.. gives an in correct impression. "The period of such service Is drawing to a close, and the board la very desirous of restoring requisitioned tonnage to its richtful owners at the earliest practicable moment. The extent of our over seas forces, and the problems of transport and maintenance which are peculiar to this country by rea son of the great distan-e from home a* which our forces are operating, made It difficult for us to keep pace with the releases of requisi tioned ships already made by our European allies." While the Colby announcement Is in line with the administrations policy of 'setting business free" as rapidly as possible. It does not go into other phases of governmental assistance of private enterprise In extension of American foreign trade! Dutch Queen U Threatwied. Amsterdam. Dec. Z7.-?ueen Wllhet mina has received a letter threatening her life unless the Kaiser is forced to leave the country within eight days, according to the Teiegraaf. The let ter was mailed in Amsterdam and i anonymous. "You and I Embody Spirit of Two Nations," Says Wilson. I^ondon. Dec. 27. Following 1b the text of President! Wilson's reply to King George's ad- \ dress of welcome at the state ban- i quet in Buckingham Palace this eve-' ning: "I am deeply complimented by the gracious words which yon have ut tered. The welcome which you have given me and Mrs. Wilson has been | so warm, so natural, so evidently I from the heart, that we have been more than pleased, we have been' touched by it. and I believe that I I correctly interpret that welcome as embodying not only your own gener ous spirit toward us personally, but also ss expressing for yourself and t|i*? great nation over which you preside that same feeling for my peo ple. for the people of the United States. "For you and I. Sir?I temporarily? embody the spirit of two great na tions and whatever strength I have and whatever strength I possess only so long and so far a I express the spirit And purpose of the American people. "Any influence that the American people have over the affairs of the world is measured by their sympathy with the aspirations of free men everywhere. "America does k>ve freedom and 1 believe she 1 ,vea Xreedopa unselfish ly. ? "But If she does not sj^ will not continued on page two. King Toasts Wilson Who Reciprocates Heads of English-speaking Nations Mark New Epoch for Mankind at Banquet in Buckingham Palace. I London, Dec. 27.?Two toasts that j will go down in history as being [ spoken by the heads of the two great | Knglish-speaking nations at a time i which marks a new epoch for man 1 kind were uttered in Buckingham Pai ! ace this evening at the great state I banquet given by the King and Queen I of Britain to President Wilson. Here are the toasts: King George: "I drink to the health | of the President of the United States I and Mrs. Wilson and to the happiness J and prosperity of the great American nation." President Wilson: "May I not. sir, I with a feeling of profound sincerity | and friendship and sympathy propose j your own realth and the health of the [ Queen and the prosperity of Great Britain." 2 BOLSHEVIK SHIPS TAKEN BY BRITONS i First Act of War on Sea Against Russ. I-ondon. Dec. 27.?News of the first act of war by sea against the Russian Bolshcviki was given out by the ad miralty tonight in the following state ment: "H. M. S. Calypso captured two Bol shevik destroyers, one of which was bombing a lighthouse in the vicinity of Reval. "The Bolshevik men and officers were taken prisoner. "There were no British casualties." NEEDS MORE MONEY FOR WAR WORKERS Secretary Baker Asks $2,722,265 from Congress. Secretary of War Baker sent a re quest to the House of Representa tives yesterday for $2,722,363.80 as sup plemental pay for employes of the Wsr Department. In a letter accompanying the re quest. Secretary Baker explained that the original estimates amounted to $32,153,042 and that these estimates were framed while the war was on. After the armistice was signed these estimates were reduced to fl.fll.IH HO This reduction was made wih the idea that the army during the year. 1930 would be reduced to 500.000. Since then. Secretary Baker states, he has learned that the country must main tain a larger force. Ignore Rim Peace Plea. London. Dee. Z!.?The allies have not responded to the Bolsheviki request for peace negotiations because they have not been formally recognized and are not considered a representative government, the Reuter Agency de clared today. President TeDs British King Why He Went to Europe. ALL ARE IN ACCORD / Executive Finds English, French and Italian Statesmen Agree. London, Dec. 2J. "We have great words, all of ua. We have the great words of 'right* and 'justice/ and now we are to prove whether or not we understand these words and how they arc to be applied to the par ticular settlements which must conclude this war." President Wilson thus defined the task of the world's peace dele gates in the course of a speech he made tonight at a state banquet in Buckingham Palace, in reply to an address of welcome by King George. "America," said the President, "does love freedom, and I believe that she loves freedom unself ishly." 1 leWlag to Rr Raolrr. He was happy to state, Mr. WUMl added, that he had found him*elf lit complete accord with the statesmen of Great Britain. FYance and Italy* as to the "significance and scops of the duty upon which we have met-"* A pa in the President dwelt upon the "great tide running in the hearts of men," of which the other day hs spoke in France at* '*the great wind of moral force sweeping throughout the world." In his opinion the President said tt "would take more courage to resist" this moral tide "than to yield to It and obey It." The President once more rave his reason for breaking all precedent# in ooming to Europe while in office. He said. '^Nothing but the ?onacioasnsss that nothing else compare* with this errand in dignity and importance" would have justified him "In leaving t.he Important tasks which fall upon me upoa the o?i?er side of The sea." I These were, from a politics! point ft rtew, the "high spots'* of the President's speech in r*??-popse to an eloquent toast by King George. Mr. WiImni'k address wai undoubt edly the frsnkefit, the most unco riven - i tional and far and away the sincerest utterance ever made to a European ruler by the head of another nation. ! It was utterly devoid of glitterinff generalities which traditionally mark | >uch speeches, and in form a* well as j in contents it was unprecedented. Call* Kins Plata -Mr." ! Not once did Mr. Wilson use the i phrase ^Tour majesty." Not once did 'he utter words such #as "royal** or "imperial/* He addressed King George just plain j "Sir/* j Thus in every respect this speech b* ; the leader of the world's movement of* democracy, addressed to the ruler of; the most democratic monarchy In tha'( j world, was lnde*?d a "man-to-man** j speech, not the gt'ded gush of sophis*^ I try that has marked the ruler-to-ruler ; speeches that have been a European^ tradition for centuries. The speech was like the herald ofr is new aire. And George V, the Brit-* , ish King and Kmperor of India. | liked it Immensely. His vislblnj pleasure at being thus spoken to?? was convincing explanation to those, who did not already know, why Iti is that this monarch sits today mor&i firmly upon his throne and Is mor*4 I respected and beloved by hts people than ever, though the four years of war and its climax set throw# 1 crashing or trembling everywhere about him. And if President Wilson snsiliVtf precedents and conventions, thai King himself had done so in tbsj specch to which the American Ex ecutive responded. It. too. was in form and contents as democratic i and as frank a speech as his hum - ' blest subject might have addressed ' to another. FEDERAL JUDGE HOLDS McADOO RULE ILLEGAL Decia res ^fcar Time Ord?r of ex-t Treasury chief Unconstitutional. Lincoln. Nehr.. I>ec JT ?r>ireoV^ General McAdoo's ruling that damage suits against carriers under Federal control shpiiM l?e brought in the dln trict where the plslntifT resided at tha time of the accrual of the cause of action, came to rriof today. "President Wilson and W. G. Me* Adoo cannot issue orders which con flict with an act of Congress." u as the ruling of Federal Judge Mungee in the |>ersonal damage suit of Krie scn against the Rock Island. Tha road sought to escape trial because Friesen had left the State. Resignation of Creel Can't Be Verified Yet Paris. Dec. 27.?No verification could be obtained today of rumon that George Creel head of the Commlttea on Public Information, had resigned. He was temporarily absent from tha city. It is known Creel announced his in tention of quitting before coming to EoroM. SKOROPADSKI ABDICATES. Directorum. Assuming Control of Ukrainia. Enters Kieff. London. Dec. 27?The Ukrainian foreign minister ha* informed diplo mat.- at Kieff that Hetman Skoropad ski abdicated on December ti. accord ing to dispatches received here today. The directorum. assuming control of the country, entered Kieff on L**csoi ber ?.