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SAFE AND SANE
WELCOMES RULE nf > f V ? Treasury Department to Prevent Accidents in N. Y. Harbor. Eiyfthusiastic greetings accorded in-1 coming overseas transports in New ! Tork by other vessels have so nearly j resulted in a serious accident sev eral times that restrictions have been i placed by the Treasury Department upon the movements of welcoming j vessels. Captains of naval transports have i reported ^great difficulty in navigating their ships shafely up the harbor due j to the noise of whistles and sirens j and streams from fire boat.-. Navi-1 gat ion signals cannot be exchanged i nor can the bell buoys be heard in | thick weather. Ships ahead cannot i be discerned when they are cut off by j streams from the lire boats. While it is desired to interfere as i little as possible with the welcome ac-I corded the* returning overseas sol?] Aiers, the Treasury Department has requested all vessels in New York harbor to comply with the following regulations: That all such craft shall keep ac a distance of at least 300 yards from an incoming transport, unless it be necessary to approach nearer to per mit the vessels to pass in the ordi nary course of their navigation: > **<2) That such craft shall not blow their sirens or whistles within a dis tance of one-half mile from an in coming transport, except to give the usual and necessary navigation sig nals: 7(3) That such craft shall not shoot streams of water from their hose ?within a distance of one-half mile f from an incoming transport, unless necessary to extinguish a tiro; and M That no band shall be permit-] ted to play in the vicinity of such transport while the same is approach ing Its dock." The captain of the port has been in structed to enforce the new rules in ' the interest of the returning soldiers' aafety. HUNS THINK SHOOTING TOO GOOD FOR KAISER Socialist Member of Government Would Make Him Rebuild Belgium. I^ondon. Dec. ^7.?Shooting the for mer Kaiser and his co-conspirators against world peace would l?e letting them off too easily, in the opinion ofj Richard Barth. socialist member of the German government. The best punishment would be to make them rebuild Belgium and northern France, he declared in an interview with the Berlin correspondent of the Kxpress. "Personally. T believe th?? war orig inated in Berlin." said Barth, "thS main reason being that the Kaiser wanted to rule the world. "The others responsible are the| Crown Prince. Admiral Von Tirpitz and Gen. von Falkenstefn. Their punishment cannot be too severe. The allies may try them .and shoot them. ^>ut I think the best punishment would lie to make them rebuild Bel- J gium and northern France." No More Hun Titles. Amsterdam. Dee. 1!7.?The German ' government has announced that no more titles, honors or decorations will be conferred. Those now existing can be retained. DEPORTED BELGIANS USED AS PRISONERS Subjected to All Cruelties By Ger mans in Salt Mines. Belgian civilians deported to Ger many for industrial purposes were treated the same as prisoners of war. a Belgian government announcement here yesterday declared. It was stated that no discrimination was made by the Germans between free citizens and prisoners and that both classes were subjected to all cruelties. The advices describe re cent conditions in the Rubelandt where the Belgians were forced to clear up the German marshes, the j munitions factories at Linden-Man-1 over and the salt mines at Rhonnen- | berg. The announcement stated that the i Belgians at each place were a-saign- I ed more work than they could finish j and that additional ill-treatment | would follow. TO RECLAIM SWAMPS. Nearly 100,000 Acres Mav Be Saved-r in Virginia. Richmond. Va., Dec- 27.?Reclamation | of swamp lands in Virginia already j has been sanctioned by the State leg islature. The matter was carried to ? the Supreme Court, which held that ! th?? law was valid, and work of re- ' claiming land is expected to be start td shortly. According to ?surveys and estimates, j it is said that nearly 100,000 acres of \ land in Virginia can be reclaimed. i PLENTY OF EGGS 70C PER DOZEN Strictly Fresh Article for Sale at Farmers' Pro- 1 duce Market. * Strictly fresh eggs from the country will be plentiful at the Farmers* Pro duce Market on I.x)uislana avenue toA day, and unless the farmers have read the weekly fair price list issued yes- ! terday by the District Food Adminis- ] tration Washington housewives who. aro willing to get up early can buy , as many dozens as they like for 70 cents or less. Although the so-called fair price list issued yesterday by the Food Admin istrator, and effective through the week ending January 4. reports that retailers have to pay from 70 to 75 cents a dozen for fresh eggs, they sold In the Farmers' Market for 65 cents a dozen on Wednesday. The fair price list sanctions the | charging at retail of 77 to 80 cents a j dozen, yet, according to an official of I the District Bureau of Markets, deal ers have only had to walk across the J street to get supplies at from 65 to 66 | cents. This District official purchased nine 1 dozen eggs at the Farmers* Market on I December 10 for $6.30. and again on December It bought nine dozen for the j TV/0 WOUNDED D. C." HEROES AMONG PARTY JUST ARRIVED - ? Lieut. Kohr, of Tank Corps, and Private j Dwver. Former Guardsman, Reach Walter ^ I Reed Hospital with Other Men. Two District boy?. Second Lieut. R. F. Kohr. 1^?? Monroe street, north west and Albert Dwyer. 719 D street southeast, a former National (luards man were amonp a party of forty thr??e wounded soldiers which ar rived in the Union Station.en route to Walter Iteed Hospital last nipht. As a member of the 3>lst Heavy | Tank <'orps, which was a British unit; with American men detailed for serv- j ite with it. Lieut. Kohr saw much ; of his foreign service in the St. Quen- ?? tin section in Flanders. This <?orps worked as an advance ! guard in front of the Twenty-sev enth Division, an entirely Am#icanj organization. With no definte assgn- j ment, however, to a particular unit, ? th?? cor pa went into action wherever Lh?- need was greatest. ^ When th?? war broke out Lieut, i Kohr left the University of Michi- f Kan to enter the first officers* train ing canip at Ft. Myer. He was com- I missioned in the engineer corps and ! completed his training in this coun- j try at the American University and j Bellvoir. In March he went to France with the Twenty-fourth En- ; pincers, a shop regiment, and joined the tank service in June. He i* th^ sun of H. A. Kohr, of j th?* adjutant general's division in th" War Department. Mr. and Mrs. 1 Kohr received their first word af 1 their son's arrival in Washington from a Herald reporter last night. Lieut. Kohr Is a graduate of the McKinley Manual Training School of this city. Albert Dwyer, son of Mm. S. Brad- ; shaw. 719 D street southeast, was a, former National Guardsman who I saw service with Porshintf on th?^ Mexican border. While overseas he has been with Company L, 326th Infantry. Without waiting to be mustered out at the conclusion of the Mexi can trouble Private Dwyer was en camped at Fort Myer, Va.. until he was sent for foreign duty May. 1917. His company landed at Southamp ton, Kngland. later being sent to Havre, France, whence they went on to the Toul Sector. His company was ir. the midst of the St. Mihiel offen sive of September 12. They later took part at the Argonne Forest fight at Verdun. Private Dwyer was wounded Octo ber 1 and was later sent to Base Hos pital No. 32- He returned to this country December 5 on the steamship "Mauni." Other men arriving with the group last night were from Ohio and Ten nessee. Seventy-three of the men were detached from the contingent to report at Camp Lee. Two cars, containing sixty-thiee slightly wound ed cases, were attached to a Southern train for Camp Oglethorpe, Ga. At 1 o'clock last night 325 men. bound for southern hospitals of Camp Jackson. South Carolina; Camp Mc Pherson and Camp Shelby, Mississip pi.?passed through the Union Station on their way from New York. name price, or at the rate of 70 cents a doaen. He points out that anyone who will take the trouble to go to the market can buy for the (same price. At this time of the year the farm ers do not have much produce left on their hands, as generally they have no ! good facilities for storing. They gen erally only come into the market dur ing the winter in large numbers on Tuesdays and Saturdays, bringing with them the eggs which have ac cumulated during the week. APPEAL OF CHILDREN GETS SMALL RESPONSE Juvenile Protective Association Fails to Raise Needed $5,000. The appeal of the Juvenile Protec tive Association of the Uistrlct of Columbia, sent out before the sign ing of the armistice did not bring re sponse to the full amount of this year's budget. It is felt by the as sociation that if the J3.000 quota is not reaohed, the community wilt fail in Its duty to the patriotic men who so loyally and unselfishly left their homes and their children and have j given their best to their country, and to the equally patriotic men and women who. vjMile remaining at home sacrificed much for the cause. Those desiring to contribute toward protecting the children of Washing ton should address their subscriptions to John Dolph. chaJrman of the fi nance committee, 203 Eye street northwest. Boys' Working Reserve Begins Enrollment Jan. 20 Secretary of Labor Wilson yester day requested all State governors to set aside the week beginning January 110 as national enrollment week for the United States Boy a' Working He serve. "I trust the young men of the coun try of 16 years and over, and particu larly the boys in our high schools, will respond to this new appeal, as they so kindly did one year ago and aided bo materially In. food produc tion on the farms last summer," the Secretary said. Deny Story That Wounded | Cannot Get Pay Advanced Tt was said at War Department and Marine Corps headquarters yesterday that there was no truth in the stories published that Marines at Chelsea Hospital and many soldiers at Camp j Dix were in distress for the want of j funds. At Marine Corps headquarters it was stated that as Ion* as three months i nso and again within the last few j weeks Col. Shaw, in charge of the Marine Barracks at Boston, was given | instructions to take care of the re- j turning wounded Marines, of whom there are some at the Chelsea Hospi tal. Headquarters believes this has been done in every case, and that it is not true that Marines cannot get funds whenever necessary. At the War Department general in structions were sent out some time igo that in the case of soldiers re turning without service and pay rec- ( ords each could make affidavit of'his status in these respects and be as sisted. FITS t. May's Treatment conquers worst raseg oi pile pay, Spaama. Convulsion*. Nervous ?rs. Onerous 12.OO bottle sent free. Statu Am B.W. IJ. MAT, 543 PEARL ST.. NEW YORKj 4-MINUTE MEN | TO BE HONORED War Speakers Will Receive; Certificates Showing Serv ice to Nation. Certificates of honorable discharge are to be Issued to the 60,000 Four Minute Men who participated in the national loan raising campaigns. Theaters which have given service to the nation during the flotation of the liberty loans will also re- ' ceiv/5 certificates. < These papers are now in course ? of preparation arid it is expected that they will be mailed the first i part of January. In a letter addressed to The * Washington Herald. W. Curtis i Nicholson, chairman of the District < ft of Columbia Four Minute Men. Hflld: "The Four Minute Men or ganization wu called into being to aerve the nation during: a great crisis. It has accomplished ita pur pose. Fifty thousand loyil men a*> i women throughout the United Stat ?s have played a large part. One hun dred of theso have done their work in Washington. "I want to tha?ik The Washington Herald once more for ita generous assistance during the last year and a half. The publicity obtained through your sheet has bee? oi valuable assistance In the work." Entire Cranford Estate Left By Him to His Widow The entire estate of Horace L* Cran- ' ford was left to his widow, Elizabeth Cranford, according <o Mr. Cranford's will, dated January 17, 1917. Mr. and Mrs. Cranford lived at 432* Georgia avenue northwest, and the property mentioned in the will in cludes the Georgia avenue residence and stocks, bonds and personal prop erty. NEW GAS BILL : PROTEST MADE J.'D. Foote Claims $21.6*0 Charge Unreasonable; Investigation On. Formal protest against the alleged j unreasonableness of a bill from the | Washington Oas IJght Company for I November, 1918. for |21.? (24.000 feet of gas>. was entered by J. D. Foote. [ 1159 Fourth street northeast, yester | day. The complainant siataa that this bill is nearly treble any he has re j ceived f?x>m the company for eight months, the highest charge made for any previous month being $3.85. With reference to the protest filed i with the Commission by E W. Jamea of the office of Public Road*, Wb? ro sldes on Blair road. tfiiMt a bUl rendered by the company for Novem ber, the Washington Gas U|bt Com pany notified the CommiMion yastar day that a teat of Mr James' dmtor showed that It registered ? per cent fast. A public hearing will b? held by ? the Commission on this and ??* other cases from Takotna Park sec tion on January S. Acting upon requests of connumera. the Public UtUity Commission dar ing the calendar year ending Dec ember 21, lil7, when tnere were ?om? Cy.000 in use. tested a total of iSl meters of the Washington Gas Light Company. Of this number. 2W were found to be registering too fast; M registered slow; and 346 were found to register correctly. During the same period upon re quests of the Georgetown Gas Light Company's patrons 42 meters were tested by the Commission's inspection bureau. Of thi number. 18 registered fast: 2 registered slow, and 22 com plained of registered correctly. "rr ^ak0 & (Eampnny -r A Special in Men's Suits and Overcoats This morning we shall place on sale many lots of men's Suits ?in Worsteds and Cassimeres?exclusive patterns?and in our own special designs?Young Men's and Conservative models ? and Overcoats in Ulsters, Ulsterettes, Waisted Coats?Single and Double Breasted?plain and fancy colors. Choice $28.75 You'll see at a glance how much better than the price the values really are?and then find the bargain to be a real and a big one. Kit Bags?Comfort Kits for Officers & Soldiers I-'nr camp or traveling the famous Kit bag offers a safe place for the sol dier's belongings. A tine Tin of comfort kits and officers' nnd soldiers' lockors. High est grade and quality a spe cialty in leather goods. Ml I H. W. TOP HAM 1339 F Street N. W. The Herald's Military and Navy Men's Page ?Where to Get What You Want, and Gst It Right at the Right Price?Clothing, Novelties, Accoutrements, Equipment, Leather Goods, Eyeglasses, Military Books, Jewelry, Etc. Military and Navy Men, Watch for This Page in The Herald Every Saturday Personal Tailoring Service to Officers Pcrfcct-fitting service and ex cellent workmanship in Hcb bard Uniforms make them wear longer and look better during their entire life. Let us have an opportunity to supply vou with our superior service. Geo. E. Hebbard 1312 F St. N. W. ,,fi!f!!! rSli Insignia, Equipment, Supplies, Novelties, Special Needs of Oflicers and Enlisted Men Headquarters for liberty bronze insignia and Meb-grade shoulder marks. Wholesale and re tall. Washington Mercantile Co. 427 Tenth Street N. W. Franklin 2026 WELLER'S Drug Stores For Array-Navy Store at 8th and I Streets for Marine Barracks. Store at 36th and M N. W. for Fort Myer. Uruk'?. Sodn. <;ii?dy, Kodak*. Film**, ('Uars. Cater Specially to Army iind Nary Men. Prompt Attention. Our Experts Successfully Clean and Refresh Any Piece of Military Apparel. Prompt Service and Moderate Prices. Phone Nearest Branch. Officers' Uniforms. U'e arc prepared to make RUSH delivery of Uniforms if necessary/ We always maintain the highest standard of excellence in Uniforms for officers of all ranks. We carry the following materials: Serge, Gabardine, Whipcord and O. D. Wool for Suits and Over coats. Raleigh Tailors. 420 Twelfth Street N. W. THE JEWEL BOX 939 Penn. Ave. Shop Early for Christmas, 'sja Diamonds, Watches and Jewel ry?Brooches, Lavallieres. Neck laces, Chains, Pins, Etc. io% Discount to Military Men. Mrs. Anna Herrmann, Prop. STORES. ? See the ' ^ <i Telephone Book The Hoffman Co. CLEANERS AND DYERS. "NAVY HEADQUARTERS" Chief Petty Officers, ATTENTION! We've just unpacked a new shipment of C. P. O. Uniforms and Overcoats for winter. We arc readv now. $30 C. P. 0. Blue Serge Suits The prices are remarkably low compared with those of stores in the high-rent scction. We pass the "Rent-Savings" on to our customers. The same es tablished "B-K" standard of qual ity obtained in these garments. C. P. 0. Blue Cloth Overcoats $35 Bieber-Kaufman Co., Inc. 901 09 E'ghth St S. E. "Down by the Navy Yard" Will Return Instruments. Return of binoculars, telescopes, spyglasses, sextants, chro nometers and other navigation instruments loaned to the navy soon after America's entrance into the war in response to an appeal by I Assistant Secretary Roosevelt to the public to supply "eyes to the I navy," has been ordered. Over 100,000 of these articles were sent out in response to the request. Each article will be returned as soon as practicable, and own ers are requested to refrain from unnecessary communications to | the department, as this will tend to delay rather than expedite re turn and distribution. Considerable delay is to be expected in many leases, as these instruments have been in use in various parts of the j world on ships and at stations, and it is probable that it will be Imore than a year before the last of them reach this shore. Per manent changes of address of owners should be communicated to the Naval Observatory, Washington, D. C. Permanent Aviation Force. The naval authorities are working on a plan for the develop ment of a permanent aviation force for the navy. According to present indications there will be a personnel of 1,000 or 1,200 officers and 10,000 enlisted men, while the Marine Corps branch of aviation will be composed of 250 officers and 2,000 enlisted men. The advocates of the combined army and navy aviation branch haVe abandoned their plan of consolidation, having found that the service view of the subject is unanimously against any such arrangement. It is considered that the duties devolving upon the military and naval aviation branches are entirely distinct. The types of machines used and the method of their employment are independent, and this prevails to such an extent that the Marine Corps will have an aviatiqn branch which is separate from the naval branch, so far as personnel and material and operation are con cerned, the funds for equipment and maintenance being derived by an allotment from the naval aviation appropriation. No Aerial Mileage. Travel by airplane under regular travel orders, when not on aviation duty, does not entitle an officer to mileage under the pro visions of existing laws relating to payment of mileage. It would seem, however, according to the Comptroller of the Treasury, that such officer is lawfully entitled to reimbursement of actual neces sary expenses incurred by him in the travel performed in obedience ' to orders. The' mileage laws relate to land travel and to water travel other than tl.a! designated "sea travel." There is no law ; authorizing payment of mileage for sea travel or for air travel. > This question was recently decidcd by the Comptroller. The Secre- ] tary of War requested a reconsideration of the specific point as to whether or not travel by airplane under regular travel orders, when not on aviation duty, entitled an officer to mileage. The Comptroller holds to his original decision asaintt such ruvnvni READ THE WASHINGTON HERALD MILITARY PAGE Every Saturday HEADQUARTERS FOR RAINCOATS $5.50, $8.95, $22.50 and $30. U. S. Army & Navy Equipment Co. I4.1S >"? T. Ave.. Cor. 15th S?. Perfect Glasses Give Perfect Vision. Officers and enlisted men are entitled to tha best skill and experience in fittinn their eyes with correct glasses. Depend upon Simpson skill for perfect results. Bring us your pre scription or the broken lenses for duplication. SIMPSON OPTICAL CO. 913 G Street Northwest. Jewelry ?For Tokens, Gifts and Pres ents by officer* or privates. Our stock is full of desirable Jewelry. Diamonds. Watches. Wrist Watches. Pins, Brooches, seml-precioua stones, etc. Call and we will cheerfully show you. CARL PETERSEN & SON $23 G Street Norrhwett. K?<*bU?hrd 1STS Rc-llnkl** Clothing and Equipment for All Branches of Service. We ccn supply officers and enlisted men with everything for tlie army, navy, or marine service. Look over our mer chandise and get our priccs. Army & Navy Clothing Co. 1215 Penna. Avenue. Robert MacGregor MILITARY Tailor and Outfitter 1421 Pennsylvania Ave. To the Army, Navy or Marine Officer ?who knows values and appreciates snap, dash in design and fit in uni form without deviation from the Serv ice specifications. 11 L ^ Articles for Personal Convenience of Soldiers, Sailors and of Officers. Souvenirs of the Capital for the Folks Back Home. - National Token Shop 1217 PrtiBrylrania Arrant.