SAFE AND SANE
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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
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
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
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'
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
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- |
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 |
TO RECLAIM SWAMPS.
Nearly 100,000 Acres Mav Be Saved-r
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
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
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 |
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
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
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
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
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
"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
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
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
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
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 <
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
"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
NEW GAS BILL :
J.'D. Foote Claims $21.6*0
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
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
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.
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
?Where to Get What You Want, and Gst It Right at the Right Price?Clothing,
Novelties, Accoutrements, Equipment, Leather Goods, Eyeglasses, Military Books,
Military and Navy Men, Watch for This Page
in The Herald Every Saturday
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.
Special Needs of
Oflicers and Enlisted Men
Headquarters for liberty bronze insignia and
Meb-grade shoulder marks. Wholesale and re
Washington Mercantile Co.
427 Tenth Street N. W.
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.
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
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
Mrs. Anna Herrmann,
? See the
' ^ <i Telephone Book
The Hoffman Co.
CLEANERS AND DYERS.
Chief Petty Officers,
We've just unpacked a new
shipment of C. P. O. Uniforms
and Overcoats for winter. We arc
C. P. 0. Blue Serge
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
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
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
$5.50, $8.95, $22.50
U. S. Army & Navy
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.
?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
CARL PETERSEN & SON
$23 G Street Norrhwett.
K?<*bU?hrd 1STS Rc-llnkl**
Clothing and Equipment
for All Branches of
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.
Tailor and Outfitter
1421 Pennsylvania Ave.
To the Army, Navy or
?who knows values and appreciates
snap, dash in design and fit in uni
form without deviation from the Serv
11 L ^
Articles for Personal Convenience of
Soldiers, Sailors and of Officers.
Souvenirs of the Capital for the Folks
- National Token Shop
1217 PrtiBrylrania Arrant.
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