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Today?Generally fair. Tomorrow. heat temperature yeater; fair. Say. 35; igheat t lowest. THE WASHINGTON HERALD NO. 4447 WASHINGTON. D. C.. SUNDAY. DECEMBER 29, 19l8. THREE CENTS U. S, DELEGATES SHARE PEACE TABLE TASKS Lapsing to Pass on Law Questions, Gen. Bliss, Military Arbiter. COL HOUSE "BUFFER' President's Friend to Act as Mediary in Solving Intricate Problems. - Paris, Dec. 28.?The American Peace Commission has tentatively decided upon a division of work among the members during the :oming interallied sessions of the Peace Conference proper. The allocation of official duties ?s as follows: Secretary of State Lansing will be the recipient of all questions on subjects pertaining to international law, in addition to his regular business as one of the five Peace Commissioners. Ho?*e in "Buffer** Role. * Col. E. M. House, for the period I of the President's stay in Europe, will ( occupy h sort of ?'buffer" position he- ' tween the President and the states men of Europe. When the President leaves for the L'nited States, presum ably the first week of February, the Colonel will, of course, continue to act as his personal spokesman both In the meetings of the American com mission and the meetings of the com mission with other groups at the peace conference. Henry White will have the role of "eld man" for the commission be cause of his long career as a diplomat and his intimate knowledge of Eu-1 ropean affairs. Gen. Bliss will see to matters of j K?tary aspect- a* well as whatever' ?ubjects the commission may assign I to him. .. is t^ie belief of the commission mat much duplication will be saved ' and greater results obtained through a definite division of its I work. The program outlined above ' Is one reached by the American plenipotentiaries during the first, week on the ground here. In preparation for the work ahead, the commission has begun to I ea?r opou a corps of experts who. ^ iccompani^4 o*rr mission to Europe ' #and who are housed in the Hotel I \Crillon with working quarters in VAJoining buildings. Outstanding Subject*. The League of Nations an<J the ' ?Yeedom of the seas will be the two j 'outstanding subjects at the coming peace conference. Apart from these two problems j "the American delegates are storing up knowledge regarding the Ger man colonies, the Dardanelles. Jap- ' anese occupation of the German possessions in the Far East, the Al banian question, the Russian situa tion ^ind dozens of, other subjects which will play a part in the dis cussions. The efficacy of the guard around the Hotel Crillon is now being completely Jemonstrated as Paris is beginning to 1 fll" up with ??interested parties." all of I whom seek to play the "buttonhole I irame" and further the interests of j ihemselves and the countries they rep resent. An example is given by the fact that ! if Col. House granted audiences to all ! persons seeking one from him he ' would have to start to work at 6 j D'clock in the morning and^keep goin~ j until midnight. Two Youths | Escape in Big Sewer Undaunted By Shackles, Pair Baffle Atlanta Po lice Much Like Dorsey Foultz Did Here. Atlanta. Ga., Dec. 2S?Atalanta's po- i I ce force was up against a tough job I ate today. Two white youths, confined in the i ;ity stockade, escaped. Repeated calls j 'or volunteers to ruh them down were : >f no avail. Policemen balked at the job. ? Although wearing shackles. the f-ouths made a successful break for ! iberty. Ducking into the yawning en- | vtrance of a big truck sewer in the in- I stitutlon grounds, they quickly disap- , Deared in its cavernous depths. By opening manholes along the ' ?ewer police were able to trace the \ progress of the two pilgrims in the ' dough of despond. Reports said the-) youths, with clanking shackle chains. ! like two lost souls wandering in nether ! regions, were headed toward the heart >f the city. A reception committee of policemen I wearing gas masks was Stationed at a 1 nanhole downtown to receive the wan- I lerers. At a late hour tonight the ' aair was still at large. Washing ton ians will recall the Urange disappearance of Dorsey Poults, colored, who baffled local po ice years ago by vanishing down an >pen manhole after he had murdered * policeman. No trace of Foultz has ?ver been found. +_ Cre?l Expects to Quit When His Work Is Done .Pans. Dec. 28.-"I have not re **ned. but expect to quit and return :o the United States as soon as I can clean up my affairs here?as I in tended to do before I came to Eu rope." George Creel, head of the Com mittee on Public Information said to'-v. ? Brig. Gen. MacArthur, 38, Commended for Bravery Graduate of Washington Schools, "Out Front" in Actual Leadership of Rainbow Division, Heedless of Personal Danger?Thrice Rec ommended for Promotion in Most Remark able Document Ever Filed in the Military Annals of This Country. Brig:. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, of this city, commander of a brigade of the Rainbow Division and for merly chief of staff of the division, has thrice been officially recom mended for promotion to be major general. In one of the most remarkable documents ever filed in military an nals. this daring young officer is praised by Maj. Gen. Mencher. who was Rainbow Division leader and later Sixth Corps commander. Heedless of personal danger. Mac Arthur several times led his troops personally, said Mencher. This leadership?out front?caus ed the division commander to write: Took Actual Command. "He has stood for the actual physi cal command of large bodies of troops in battle, not of a day but days* dura tion, and I believe has actually com manded larger bodies of troops on the battle line than any officer in our army, with, in each instance, con spicuous success. ? ? ? His efforts have been untiring, uninterrupted and without the least regard for his per sonal safety at each of the many times when he felt his personal leader ship required his vjesence in the thick of the struggle." For instance MacArthur, though se verely gassed on one occasion, refused to permit his removal to a hospital, but kept on with his duties. His lead ership was largely responsible for the first break in the famous Kriemhild position. x MacArthur comes of fighting stock, his father having served notably in the Philippines. Mother Lives Here. Tall, dashing and efficient. Brig. Gen. MacArthur, who is 38 years of age, is the son of the late Gen. and Mrs. Arthur MacArthur. Mrs. MacArthur has lived in Washington for years and it has been her per manent home since the death of her husband seven years ago. She re sides at the Brighton Hotel apart ments in California street. Her son, as a boy, attended the Force School in Massachusetts av enue for four years and later the high school. After completing his course in the public schools here, MacArthur was appointed to West Point. He was graduated in 1903 as honor man of his class. Assigned to the Engineer Corps, MacArthur was stationed for four years in Washington as a member of the General Staff. At the time of the Mexican imbroglio he was named War Department censor. Early in the present war he wa3 sent overseas and served with the Rainbow Division, l^ast July he was slated to return to this country and assume command of the 21st brigade of the Eleventh Division at Camp Meade, but Gen. Pershing found that he could not be spared. The orders assigning him to Camp Meade were therefore cancclled. War Cost 155 Billions; Allies' Share Two-thirds ** French Deputy Proposes Financial League of Nations, with Pro-Rata Share of Huge Debt?Suggests Bond Issue. Paris. Dec. 28.?Deputy Stern in , the Chamber today estimated the total cost of the war to all nations at 875.000.000.000 of francs ($155, 000.000.000). Of the total the allien' coat la 518.000.00?.000 francs (flOS, 600.000.000). he estimated. Deputy Stern proposed a financial j league of nations to distribute an nual charges of 2K.000,000,000 francs ($5,300,000,000), so that the tax payers of the big: nations?France, England, the United States and Italy?would pay the same amount] RADICALS SEIZE REIGN IN BERLIN Ebert Government Falls and Liebknecht Will Form New Cabinet, Amsterdam, Dec. 2S.?The Ebert I government has fallen .the K reuse Zeitung announces. A cabinet will be formed by Dr. Karl Liebknecht. the radical leader; Herr Ledebour, one of his chief lieu tenants. and Eichom. who at last ac counts was civilian commander ot Berlin. A dispatch filed in Berlin Thursday night and received today by way of The Hague said the Ebert government at that time was "virtually non existent" and that Philip Schelfle mann had fled from the city. The aispatch said the Tidende predicted that the new cabinet would include Liebknecht and Ledebour. Tt also stated that the Centrall Soviet woul<J be summoned at once. >lnde Berlin f'ommnndnnt. Brutus Molkenbuhr, a Liebknecht supporter, has been made command ant of Berlin, it was reported in a dispatch dated Thursday night." Another delayed Berlin dispatch re ported that government troops renew ed bombardment of the royal palace Thursday morning and that the muti nous sailors defending it finally sur rendered afier several had been killed. Berlin. Dec. 26.?Government troops renewed bombardment of the royal palace this morning, killing several of the mutinous sailors entrenched there. The defenders finally surren dered. 1 Field Marshal von "Hindenburg. with | an army of loyal troops, is reported to be marching on Berlin to restore order. The Bolsheviks still control the former Socialist newspaper, Vor waerts. Allied occupation of Northern Ger many. to restore order, was generally discussed today. \ Most of the civilians and soldiers with whom the correspondent talked openly favored such a move. They said they would welcome American and British troops, but not the French. Divers Try to Repair < Little .Rock Pipe Lines Little Rock. Ark.. Dec. 28.?Deep sea divers are trying to repair the break in the pipe line which conveys natural gas from the Caddo fields to Little Rock and other Arkansas cities. The break occurred in water eight feet deep in a swamp near the Sul phur River, near Texarkana. Little Rock and many other cities and towns were without gas today, while the weather is the coldest of the present wtfnter. \ of taxes with the smaller nations j paying proportionate amounts. I The speaker further suggested a bond issue amortizing in twenty | years and to be guaranteed by the, member nations and other tangible properH?*s trhich the league would seize and operate in case of default. , The deputy said Germany's share of the payments should be left to I the peace conference. He drew at ? i l tention. however, to a statement by Dr. Helferrich, former German min ister of finance in 1913, estimating Germany's annual revenue at $10,-1 I 000.000.000. I ELECT WOMAN j TO PARLIAMENT Sinn Fieers Sen dCounteSis Markiewicz to London. Win 70 Seats. ! Dublin, Dec. 28.?Countess Markie j wicz. one of the Sinn Fein leaders, ' has achieved the distinction of being the first woman elected to the British Parliament, according to returns re ceived tonight. The Countess was arrested in con nection with the Easter rebellion and was held in prison for some flme. Bonfires were lighted on hilltops throughout Munster tonicht and I many torchlight s processions were formed by the Sinn Feiners in cele bration of their successes. Alto?ether they have carried seventy seats. Premier Lloyd George has be^n returned to power in a veritable coalition "landslide." With 86 per cent of the votes on the December 14 parliamentary elec tions counted, the coalitionists were leading the opposition 437 to 169, giving the former a plurality of 268. The new Parliament will have 707 members. The latest count showed: Coalition Unionists. 317; Coalition Liberals, 112; Coalition Laborit?s, 8. Total. 467. Laborites. 57; Sinn Feiners. 41; Unionists, 30; Liberals, L'9; Irish Nationalists, 5; Indepen dents, 4ftt Nationalists. 2; Socialists, 1. Total. 169. I The sensation of the election was the 'defeat, of Herbert Asuith. former l premier, who had ben leader of the I opposition in parliament since forma tion of the coalition ministry in De-j cember, 1916. Sir Alexander Sprot, I who held a colonel's commission in i the war, polled S.996 votes to Asmith's ' 6,991. Another party leader who failed to retain his seat was Arthur Hen derson. laborite. He ran a poor third i nhis district. Five of the fourteen women candi dates are known to have ben de feated. Among them was Mrs. Char lotte Despard, sister of Viscount French, former commander-in-chief of the British armies,'who ran on I the Labor ticket. She was defeated by Richard Morris coalitionist, 7.231 to 5.634. John Dillon. Redmond's successor as nationalist leader, was defeated by Prof, de Valcra, who hadd a majority I of 4,392 votes. De Valera took a prominent part in the Dublin Easter I rebellion. WILSON WILL VISIT DEVASTATED AREAS Trip Will Be Made After President Returns From Italy. j Paris, Dec. 28.?President Wilson , will visit the devastated regions of France before appearing at the peace I conference, it was learned today. | The news dissipates the femr here I PAY FOR (1. S. WAR SUPPLIES STILL HELD UP Failure of Government to Meet Foreign Obligations Causes Difficulties. BAKER WANTS ACTION Secretary of War Says American Firms Affected By Situation. + Diplomatic fdifficulties confront the United States government as a result q( the Comptroller of the! Treasury's recent ruling questioning i the legality of inform*.! supply con tracts let by the War Department. The international aspect of the sit uation arises from the fact that the Comptroller's decision prevents payments of moneys due on agree ments made with foreign govern ments. This development in thenar con tract tangle was revealed yesterday when Secretary Raker and other of ficials of the War Department ap-1 pearcd before the House Rules Com mittee to urge a special rule for immediate consideration by the House of the Dent bill, giving the Secretary of War authority to ad just the claims resulting from the Comptroller's ruling. Britiah flared Contract*. Following yesterday's hearing the committee decided to report out a special rule for Thursday, January 2. The special rule will allow four! hours of debate, evenly divided be tween the Democrats and Republi cans. It is hoped to pass the bill that day. Ninety per cent of the contracts for supplies ordered in England, the committee was told, were let, through the British government. The United States government had practically no direct dealings with private contractors. The British government distributed the orders among its government-controlled and private factories. Under these conditions, wherein the transactions were between the two governments, the contracts of necessity had to be informal. Secre tary Baker explained. Formal con tracts with a foreign government could not be entered into except by means of a treaty. The emergency allowed no time to *go through the formalities of negotiating a treaty. About fifty per cent of the war supplies ordered in France were contracted for through the French government. ^England's profits from Amv^ricaft contracts were larger than those asked by France, said Edward R. Stettinius. former Assistant Secretary of War, who was in charge of sup plies for the American Expeditionary Force. War materials produced in France's government-owned plants were fur shed to this country at cost. The value of contracts placed in France, said Mr. Stettinius. would reach 2.000.000, OW francs, or approxi mately $400,000,000. Tens of millions of dollars will be saved in adjusting the canceled orders under the proposed legislation, it is claimed. The War Department. Secretary Ba ker stated, also has contracts in Italy, Spain and Switzerland which are in volved in the comptroller's ruling. The contracts with neutrals were let on a strictly business basis and must be completed and canceled on a strictly business basis, he maintained. The Dent bill permits substitute contracts providing for adjustments of foreign claims. Domefitie Phime of Contract. Discussing the domestic phase of the contract controversy. Secretary Baker said speed is important in or der that the industries affected may embark upon peace-time activities. Representative Capipbell, of Kansas, a member of the Rules Committee, asked what safeguards thcr? were against contractors taking advantage of the government to secure exorbi tant profits. "The United States cannot be forced to pay anything," replied Mr. Baker. "In justice, and by that I mean equity, the United States should not pay $1 more than is Just in settle ment of these claims, but I believe it should pay not $1 less than is just and equitable." Assistant Secretary of War Crowell said the War Department had re ceived numerous telegrams from man ufacturers holding terminated con tracts. Some of them said they would face bankruptcy within one week, and others said this danger would confornt them within two weeks. "The releasing of their capital and resumption of peace-time operations wojild tend to stabilize conditions dur ing the period of transition from war to peace," he said. ASSOCIATION TO ASK FOR NEW P. 0. BRANCH Meeting to Be Held Tomorrow in Eckington-Blooming&ale. A movement to secure a branch postofflce in the Eckington-Bloom ingdile district will be started to morrow hight at a meeting of the North Capitol and Eckington Citi zens' Association to be held at the Emery School, Lincoln road ani Randolph place. The postal facilities in this com munity, it is believed, have become inadequate. The support of the en tire community is expected to back thif movement. ? The association will make an ef fort to secure a membership of l'.OOO before the end of 1919. BOY KILLED IN FIGHT. Cleveland, Dec. 28.?Henry Najham, 13, was shot and killed late today in a fight between two rival gangs of boys. that the President would not apre clate the real havoc of war. The trip to the war-wrecked regions will be made between the President's visits to Italy and Brussels. Upon his return from London the President will rest here a few days before going to Italy. Mr. Lansing's two-^ay tour of the American front has^made a deep impression on the Secretary of State. "Wait for Me," Cries President to Doughboys London. Dec. 28.?"Walt for me," cried President Wilson from his carriage today Wlien he caught sight of twenty-three American soldiers who had been in German prison camps. They were standing in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace as th* President returned from the Mansion House. President Wilson stepped from his carriage and greeted each man with ?a handshake and spoke | with each one. Each was photo graphed. The men are from Pennsyl vania. Montana, Ohio, Indiana and Arkansas. JAPAN COURTS 1 WESTERN TRADE Buys Treasury Certificates to Stabilize Exchange With u. s. In an effort to stabilize exchange rates between the United States and the Orient, the Japanese government has begun buying Treasury certi ficates of indebtedness, it was learn ed here last night. To date, the Japanese hove bought $35,000,000 worth of the certificates which mature In six months. Indications here were that witn each issue of certificates which is biweekly, the Japanese government will subscribe to a limited amount. Treasury officials expressed the opinion that hereafter commercial interests of the Orient would fol low the lead set by Japan. Japan < reditor Nation. Japan, at present, is a creditor nation. Her commercial position is similar to that of the United States, hut the balance in her favor is not so great as is that of America. Japan is expecting a heavy trade with the United States, it is point ed out. Helations existing between | the two nations at present are such as to be highly conducive to great ly increased commercial intercourse, officials say. But whether with the United States or with European countries. American securities will iorm a basis upon which she can bid for the world's trade, It is as serted. Wets Plan Hot Fight On 'Rider9 Will Raise Point of No Quo rum in House Tomor row Deferring Action on "Bone-Dry" Clause. When Representative Randall. Pro hibitionist, offers his motion tomorrow in the House to confer with the Sen ate on the "bone-dry rider" to the revenue bill, a lively fight is ex pected. Because of the fact that Represen tative Kitchin deferred sending the bill to conference until tomorrow. Representative Randall did not have the opportunity on Thursday to intro duce his motion. The "wet" element, it is expected, will raise a point of no quorum, which, if done, will automatically postpone any action on the motion until the first week in January. Many membeVs of the House are away for the holi days and the "wets" do not expect the slightest trouble in putting off action on the motion. Nevertheless the *drys" are confi dent that no matter how many ob stacles the "wets" throw in their way. Representative Randall's motion will be carried by an overwhelming vote. CANADA MAPS PLANE ROUTES Montreal. Que.. Dec. 28.?Official approval was given today by tbe Canadian government to the pro posed two main aerial thorough fares and several subdivisions form ing the Canadian link in the chain of airways which will join the British possessions throughout the I world into one big charted system. The Canadian "All Red Route connects St. Johns. N. F., the gate way of the transatlantic air routes with Victoria. B. C? and includes I Quebec. Montreal and Ottawa, fol | lowing the line of the Canadian Pa ' cific Railway through the Canadian national parks and making various depot stops at cities <yi the course to the Pacific. The Sunset Airway. Canada's *-e ond great air route, will start ?t St. Johns and will touch Syd ney, Halifax. Frederickton, Quebec. Montreal. Toronto and many lesser cities on its way to the Pacific. Branch air routes will connect with Alaska, Detroit. Minneapolis, Seattle. Tacoma. Chicago, Niagara Falls, Buffalo and New York. DAUGHTER SHOOTS FATHER. Slightly Wounded Man Flees When Taken to Hospital for Treatment. Camden. N. J., Dec. 28.?When Will iam S. Stewart. Burlington Park quarreled with his wife and threw her to the floor his 12-year-old daugh ter Lillian, shot at him today. The bullet, after striking Stewart on the head, inflicting a slight scalp wound, glanced and entered his wife's arm. Police were summoned and Stewart wan taken to a hospital, but fled before his injuries wore treated. Police are searching for him. GREAT BRITAIN IN COMPLETE ACCORD WITH PRESIDENT, SAYS LLOYD GEORGE; LONDON FORMALLYWaCOMES WILSON Remarkable Reception Is' Held Amid Blaze of Red j and Ermine Robes. TUMULTUOUS CHEERS Scene Within Ancient Guild Hall Never Before j Surpassed in Splendor. London, Dec. 28.?Amid a blaze of red and ermine and blue state robes, wigs and gowns, and in the presence of almost every notable in the British empire, President and Mrs. Wilson were formally welcomed to the city of London today. Tfrfc reception was held in his toric Guild Hall, whose walls date back to the fourteenth century. The lord mayor and aldermen of the city of London were the hosts of the occasion. Mont Important ^prrrb. Standing beside the maRnifi^ent Ix>rd Mayor's chair facing a thousand; diatin^cuished Knglishmen. President' Wilson made the most important ad- ? dress since he began his overseas Journey. When, after speaking of the CONTINUED ON PAGE FIVE. < President Happy To Join Lovefest, He Tells Britons t London. Dec. 14. ? Immediately fol- i lowing; his reply to the address pre sented to him at Guild Hall in a gold casket, the President and Mrs. Wilson ? went to the Mansion House where they were guests of the I^ord Mayor and 1 Mayoress at luncheon. Amon* the I other prominent guests was the Ouke : of Connaught. Mrs. Wilson was presented with a j bouquet by the lx>rd Mayor's daugti- ! ter. When President Wilson rose to re- | ply to the welcome of the L/>rd Mayor he was given a great ovation. He assured his listeners that he is ?K>t ' the bloodl?*>s thinking machine, whieo 1 he said, many believed him to be. He said the Scottish strain in him held in check many of his "human quali ties." but that he believed his "occa sional irresponsibility" must be due to his Celtic blood. Before going to the Guild Hall, the President went to the American Em bassy. where he received several dele gations. Viscount Grey, Arthur Hen derson. Herbert Asquith. Viscount Bryce. the Archbishop of Canterbury and others assured him of their en thusiastic support of his pea?-e pro gram. ? >1rmorinl from Henderson, representing the Trades I'nion Council. presented Wilson CONTINUED OS PAGE FIVE. Mrs. Wilson Wins British Hearts by Queenly Charm Press Characterizes President's Wife as "Gra cious and Stately"?Say Her Smile is ? Individual and Spontaneous. London, Doc. 28.?Mrs. Wilson cap tured the hearts of the Londoners, not because she is the wife of a great man, but by her own charms. ">?? Queen ct>vrid be more qmenkr in manner." says the Daily Chronicle. "No great lady could be more Kra c.ous, no woman more utterly winning than President Wilson's wife. "Mrs. Wilson is a tall, stately woman, who has all the chic of a French woman. As she shook hands those who saw her realized the differ ence in her manner from that of an ordinary 'society woman.' There was firmness arid strength in her grasp, and her smile was intensely individ ual and altogether spontaneous. "She said she was enjoying every RAILWAYS NET 105 MILLIONS Keturns Show Big Earn ings Under U. S. Con trol; Expenses Larger. Net earning of 1R1 American rail roads for the month of October were J1C5.959.693, 'according to data made public by the Interstate Commerce Commission last night. The operating revenues for the month were $489,332, 259 and the expenses were $3>*3.372.5G6. In October last year, the roads earn ed $122,487,092, or nearly $17,000,000 more than for th#? same month this year. The reason far the decrease is shown, however, by a difference of $522 per mile more in operating expenses for Oc tober, 1918, over the same month in 1917. Operating revenues were only $461 more this year than last year, the figures show. Despite a gross operating revenue of $4,032,234,144 for the ten months ending November 1. the railroads earned, net. only $7S5,14S,215, as com pared to net earnings of $1,011,121,215 for the same period in 1917. The op erating expenses this year, however, were $3,247,085,929. while for the ten months' period in 1917. operating costs were approximately $950,000,000 lower. Foreign Trade Markets Object of Convention Memphis. Y>ec. 28.?Frospects of forming Southern valley-wide or ganization to promote foreign trade will be discussed at the Mississippi Valley foreign trade convention. January 13. in New Orleans, which will be attended by a delegation of the local chaml^r of commerce, Joseph Newburger, chairman of the loreign trade committee of the chamber, will head more than twen ty delegates from this city. Association delegates from through out the South will be in attendance. The foreign trade convention hopes to provide adequate shipping facilities from Gulf ports to mark ets of Mexico, Central and South America, the Orient. Australia, Africa and Europe. Flier Falls 1,000 Feet, Suffers But Slight Bruises Boston, Dec. 28.?Hundreds of per sons on the water front late today saw a naval aviator fall 1,000 feet in a seaplane, the machine landing in the harbor. The aviator, whose name was no1 made known, escaped with slight bruises. He was rescued from the machine, to which he was strapped, by a naval patrol vessel. The plane, which was a new one, was being taken from the Charles town Navy Yard, to the aviation sta tion at Chatham. moment of her visit. The warm wel come of the crowded street* hag been to her a joyous revelation of English friendship. "She received titled women and American nurses and shook hands with all with the same warmth indis criminately. The visit of th#? Presi dent's wife was like the passing or a queen in medieval Rome.'* The Daily Express says: "Mrs. Wilson. America's queen, cap tured all with the graciousness and sincerity of her smile She Joked about her Pocahontas ancestry, saying: " 'Everybody hails me as a r?-d In dian. I feel I ought to give a *ar whoop wherever I go, so as not to dis appoint the people.' " HUN GENERAL ! TO JOIN SOVIET j j I. * N- "idV Ludendorf Reported to Have Offered Services to Lenine. ! London. Dec. 2S.?Gen. I^udendorff. i former commander-in-chief of the i German armies, was variously re ? ported today as preparing to blossom j out as a bolshevik general and as a j rising young author. i A "Copenhagen dispatch quoted the , Svenska-Dagbladet as saying Russisn i refugees reported Ludendoi IT had ar | rived in Russia and confered with Nikolai I^enine. the bolshevik pre J mier. The refugees said they believed | Ludendorff would take over command i of 'he soviet army. i The Kreuz Zeitung. according to an Amsterdam dispatch, says Ludendoiff. j living secretly in Germany, is com pleting his memoirs, in which hp deals I with Germany's responsibility for the j war, and with the Bucharest and ! Brest-Litovsk treaties. H Lucky Stones" Prove Unlucky for Woman Doing Mail Business "Lucky stones" have proved unluckv j for Miss Helen P. IV>lan. Tremont | street. Boston. Postmaster General Burleson vester ! day issued a fraud order against her for using the mails to advertise lucky stones alleged to possess occult and mysterious powers. This is at least the second time that the stones have turned false to their name, according-lo Mr. Burleson. Tho other time was in 1915 when Walter I. Rand, who also used the sarm* Boston j address and who employed Miss Dolan at the time, had a fraud order issued against him. Rand not only had his mail stopped, but he was afterward tried and con victed for violation of the criminal code, and served nine months in the House of Correction at Plymouth for doing what Miss Dolan is charged with doing through the mails. Miss Dolan. moreover, the Postman ter General finds, endeavored to show ! sympathy for her former employer when he was released from prison, and employed him as her assistant in the lucky-stone buiiness until the gov ernment swooped down on them for the second time. BOLSHEVIK] WANT PEACt. * Copenhagen. Dec. 2S.-M Litvinoff. the Russian Bolshevik minister, has arrived in Stockholm, and announced that his government applied to President Wilson to secure peace for Russia. * Conference With Wilson Results in Perfect Unity, Premier Declares. PEACE PLANKS LAID Dnly Minor Details to Be Worked Out Before Paris Sessions Open. London, I)cc. 28.?"There it :omp1ete agreement between Great Britain and the United States on \ ill peace problems," Premier 1 Lloyd George told American cor-?-"?? espondents whom he received at lis residence tonight. The Prime Minister added that everything affecting the peace sit uation had been gone into at the ronfercnces with President Wil son and there had been no dis putes. Seen l.?iunl Harmony. He expressed hi* confident belief ;hat equal harmony would be found Hmonc the other allies. He said h? was "deliphted" over the Prwidnf visit. The premier's statement that there was complete harmony lietween the twi, preat English-speakirtp nation*, was generally interpreted at meaning that the solution of the problems of the freedom of the seas and the league of nations cs pir-sented by President Wilson has been a<.-cepte4 entirely bv the British statesmen. Foreipn Minister Balfour told the correspondents the Presidents visit had been "productive of vast pood.** The premier indicated in his talk wilh the correspondents that only minor details repardmp the peace problems would be considered at to night's dinner. This will close the President's conversation?* with the British statesmen until the first pre liminary session is held in Paris. Agree on Many Urnir*. Foreign Secretary Balfour, wl ceived the correspondents at th? eign Office, said that correspoi with Washinpton by cable had ? ed in an agreement upon many Involved l>efore the President ai 4 Mr. Balfour emphasized that plete unity exists between At rtrjKmUL* and Great Britain. Premi<*r Bloyd <?eoipe told the f( paper men that the main jw-n?-e n had Wen discussed with Pm 1 Wilson and that a practical t ment concerning them had reached The Premier did not specify just what issues were La Ken up at the de liberations. but he indicated that the subjects discussed were of basic im portance. and that only details and eertain applications remained to be worked out. He said he expected this would be done speedily, making poK^.ble the signing of peace earlier than had l?een anticipated. The British peace delegates will go to Paris January J? or i??. Former Soldier Is Nabbed As Restaurateur's Slayer Little Rock. Dec. 2S.?J. W. Staunton. tZ. recently dis^harped at Camp "Pike, was arrested h?ne today, charped with the murder of Peter Stavros. manager of a restaurant near the camp, on the nipht of December 12. Stavros was murdered while sleep inp in a room in th? rear of his restau rant. Robbery was the motive for the crime, but the slayer overlooked ^7 in Stavros* pillow. n Solon Flies To NewYork In 3Vi Hours Senator Jones Reaches Height of 3.000 Feet; Averages 120 Miles an Hour. Mineola. N*. V., Dec. ;r.?Senator Wesley L. Jones, of Washington State, arrived here today in an air plane from Washinpton. D C.. mak inp the trip in three and a half hours. He was piloted by L>ieut. IxigS in a Curtis* type dual control plane, which made only one stop at Philadelphia to replenish the gaso line supply. Bieut Lo>rc soared to a height of 3,000 feet at times. Th*? thermome ter registered as low a* fifteen de grees below zero. The Senator was dressed in the regulation aviator's costume. A strong head wind re tarded the flight somewhat but an average speed of 120 miles an hour was maintained. This is the longest flight made by a United States Congressman. Jones was greatly pleased with the trip and declared the possibilities for the development of airplane* for commercial uses were unlimited. He also predicted that an effort would he made to hav?- Congr.ss give the question of airplane development in peace time greater consideration. Before leaving the flying fleld here for New York. Senator .Tone* said he intends returning to Wash ington by airplane with Bieut. Lofg on Monday. Two hydroplanes of the mail serv ice of 'the Naval Air Station, at Anacostia. yesterday cncountere4 two snowstorms at a height of feet en route to the Anacostia han gars from Hampton Roads. They were forced to seek a low altitude. They made their way. buffet ted bjr a strong head wind, into the city at 4:15 o'clock, two hours late.