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ADDITIONAL PAY Treasury Comptroller Rules Extra Compensation for Special Detail Illegal. In a decision handed down yester day by the Comptroller of the Treas and forwarded to the District Gamrr. ias toners, officers and patrol awn of the Police Department who ware specially detailed for special asrvice in various precincts of the I^strict are not entitled to addi 1 compensation at the rate for ites of $120 per annum, and for Inspector or captain. S400 per annum The foregoing decision afreets four teen* policemen and one inspector or cApta: of police. ?One inspector, mounted on horse or rtstrrr vehicle; flfty-eight captains, MHtifitoants, sergeants and privates. "??Mated on horses, or for motor ve hicle allowances, and sixty-four lieii isxts. sergeants and privates, ited on bicycles, all detailed for Ml service In the various pre cincts are to receive additional com pensation at varying rates from Au gust I, 1918, according to the same ruMmr. Provision was made in the supplementary estimates submitted for additional compensation of these Ma 'tor payment from July L In. his ruling C. M. Force, Acting Cttnptroller, also holds that clerks tinder the public schools of the Dis trict of Columbia who are entitled to longevity pay are not entitled to in ln such pay, as is provided for The Acting Comptroller also states t ha *?- persons holding positions the designations of which have been ehan?red are entitled to increases of sehrie*. as provided by the act of November 4, WIS, notwithstanding sttoh changes in designation. Two po sitions are included in this ruling. tlMit of stenographer to the Board ???^Charities. changed to assistant ?iertLary and stenographer, and as sistant in charge of school work, changed to supervisor of school work under the Public Library. Increases of $2nn per annum are allowed in these cases. Mid-West Now Shivering In Below-Zero Weather ^Ijfpaao, Jan. 2. ? Mid-America i-tflfled today in its first spell of weather this winter. Temperatures 'ranging from 10 below to a few de crees above zero prevailed in West ern and Middle Western States. Jfcower temperatures checked the snow fall and traffic was unim paired. Relief from the chill will come Friday, weather men pre dicted. Freaklness of the cold wave was shown In the near-iero conditions oC-Southern States and comparative warmth in the Dakotas and other Northern States. Suffs Maintain Watch Despite Rain's Downpour Unaffected by the heaviest down pour Washington has seen this year, ardent suffragists of the National Woman's Party wearing yellow mack intoshes in keeping with their brill iant banners, kept the "watchflree of democracy" burning in front of the White House all day yesterday. At no time since the tire was lighted on New Year's afternoon has the flame been entirely extinguished. Assurances were received from Rep resentative Hayes, of California, thatl redwood from the giant sequoias was en route to the National Woman's I headquarters to keep the flames bum- I in* Same Old Sad, Sad Story; Consumer's Stuck Again New York. Jan. 2?Smokers and ehewers paid the war taxes on to bacco. the Wall Street Journal de dtnd today in an article on the ytSr's sales records of the American Tebacco Company and Liggett & Myers Tfee American's sales approximate tmooo.oon to H45.0c0.000, and Liggett A Myers H43.000.000, the financial Jour- j sal .announced, with the remark: "The prices of all forms of tobacco I goods have been advanced at least | ^at-fiweh as the increased amount of Federal taxes." 99 "Better Times Are Ahead Denmark's King Declares Copenhagen. Jan. 1?Hope that ?*the present violent conflict may not Intensify the sore caused by the war," was expressed by the King of D^gm&rk 1? a speech at a New Year He "hoped the great social ques tions will be settled In a conciliatory spirit." he said- "The war has left Its mark on the people of Denmark, who^fcave \qbX their relatives and ex MrtMted lack of food and lack of ^M|^ViDent. But I think better H*^Bfcre ahead." m Woman in Fatal Shooting. MlJowing an Inquest as to the caupTe of death of Lewis Washing toetieelored, who was killed on the doorbtep of the home of Viola Lo^ax. 2621 I street northwest, a coroner's Jury yesterday ordered tfc?&*K>man held for action of the rraarf Jury. ^ )? Welcomes Naval Vessels. Pfltab. Jao. 2.?The U. S. destroy er*?/~!f^cker and Drayton, and the ^feoMRed yacht, Isabel, all of which haD^TTJfen on patrol duty in European waters, arrived here today. Whistles shrieked a welcome as the vessels passed up the harbor to the Charles town navy yard. Flood Danger at Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh, Pa., Jan. 2.?Floods in the Allegheny, Monongahela and Ohio rivers were forecast this afternoon. | Th^ rivers were reported rising rap idly with a flood stage (22 feet in | Pittsburgh) predicted for tonight At West Brownsville the Mononga- J hela is out of Its banks. Icy Road Wrecks 25 Motor Cart. Quincy, Ma*s.. Jan. 1?Twenty-flve wrecked automobiles were strewn along a four-mile stretch of road be tween here and East Milton today, pome of the machines skidded and | Kerashed Into posts, while others turned turtle as the result of a heavy eoating of Ice on the road. CASTOR IA For Infant* and Children In Ose For Over 30 Years HERE'S A NEW PICTURE OF BRAINS OF OLD HUN REGIME This picture of Gen. LudendorlT, who wan the power behind the old military regime, has just arrived in America. With him is lJaron von Richthofen. who three days before the picture was snapped had been wounded in the head. CAPITAL $2,000,000; DIVIDEND $4,000,000 Ford Motor Company Pays Profit of 200 Per Cent. Detroit, Jan. 2 ?A dividend of 200 per cent, calling for a disbursement of $4,000,000 was announced today by the Ford Motor Company. The first instalment of $2,000,000 has already been paid. The remainder is to be paid Feburay L According to an of ficial of the company another divi dend is likely to be declared in a few months. The Ford Company has a capital stock of $2,000,000. Of this Henry Ford, his wife and his son, Edsol, who has Just become president of the concern, own 58 1-2 per cent. There are only four other stockholders. U. S. ARMY OFFICER IN STREET ACCIDENT Maj. Griffin. Knocked Down by Auto, Has Narrow Escape. A miraculous escape from serious injury is thought by physicians at Emergency Hospital to have been the good fate of Maj. William Grif fin, U. 6. A., 50 years of age, the vic tim of a traffic accident near Eigh teenth and G streets northwest, yes terday. The wheel of an auto, owned and operated by C. B. Taylor, of 1744 C street northwest, passed over the abdomen of Maj. Griffin, after he had been knocked down. He suf fered from bruises and abrasions. Maj. Griffin was on his way to his home at 1819 G street northwest, at the time of the accident. Police regarded the accident as unavoidable. Taylor was not held. Future of Cantonments Decided in Near Future The House Military Committee will be asked tomorrow by Secretary of War Baker for advice on the ques tions how many of the cantonments are to be retained and whether the policy will be to continue leasing lands on which the structures have i been built or to buy the grounds out right. It was indicated by Secretary Baker that all the lands the War Depart ment has in view as necessary would cost between $9,000,000 and $10,00^.000. j This statement was made to correct I the report that a reorganization of j the cantonmcnt system wpuld cost something like $500,000,000. Hoover May Be Ousted By British Ambassador London, Jan. 2.?The Express an ! nounced today that it understands Lord Reading, British Ambassador to the United States, has been appointed High Commissioner to direct re victualing of Europe by the allies. The dispatch does not indicate what Herbert Hoover's status would be under such an arrangement. Military Discipline Feature. An excellent opportunity presents itself to men who desire to perfect j themselves in military discipline, to accept the invitation of the National Volunteer Guard to join their ranks for drill purposes. The guard meets every Wednesday evening at 8 o'clock at 472 L street northwest. Students who have been demobilized from the Student Training Corps can continue their training without cost by taking advantage of this opportunity. 'FLU' WAVE RECEDES; ONLY 185 NEW CASES Decrease of 41 Over Preceding Day; 13 Deaths Reported. Influenza eases reported to the Dis trict health office up to 4 o'clock yes terday afternoon numbered 185. as compared with 226 Wednesday and 324 cases for Tuesday, a decrease of forty-one in the number of new cases under Wednesday's total, and 139 fewer cases than were reported for Tuesday. Thirteen deaths were reported to the health office yesterday, a de crease of seven as compared with the previous day. Fluctuation in the number of new cases and deaths from influenza, de partment officials stated yesterday. Is to be expected. Crown Prince Attempts An Escape from Holland Wieringen. Holland, Jan. 2.?Fried rich Wilhelm Hohenzollern made an unsuccessful attempt to escape from his exile here, it was reported today. No details could be obtained. Baron von Zu Beltitz, a friend of the for mer crown prince, was also reported to have gone to Germany to ask the government's permission for Fried rich Wilhelm to return to that coun try. The baron, it is understood, will ask the German authorities to assign the former crown prince to a resi dence where he can live with his wife and children, under a guard if neces sary. Fried rich Wilhelm, it was further reported, is ready to do any work the government thinks him fit for. 26 Tons of Insurance; Amount $1,600,000,000 Insurance records representing |1,? 600.000,000 of government insurance written on American soldiers abroad and weighing twenty-six tons reach ed Washington yesterday from J France. This mass of documents. In charge of flve officers and twenty-four men. left Tours, December 22 and came over on the Mauretania. The War Risk Insurance Bureau j here now has papers covering 138, j 000,000,000 of insurance and 4.000,000 j allotment and allowance applica tions, and it takes 40.000,000 sepa rate cards to keep track of the busi ness. February 1 Auto License Deadline February 1 has been set as a dead- : line for automobile owners to get their 1919 licenses, according to an announcement made by Wade H. Coombs, superintendent of licenses for the District of Columbia. The law says fhat these licenses may be demanded of owners at once, and if the owners are not prompt in coming forward the thirty days' grace, which the license department is tentatively granting. may be lifted. Up to close of business yesterday 930 license tags were sold, bringing the total to date up to 6,500. All owners are advised to purchase their tags at once otherwise there will be a big rush towards the end of the month. To Cure A Cold In One Day Take LAXATIVE BHOHO QUININE (Tablet#.) It stops the Couch and Headache and works off the Cold. E W. GROVE'S ?i*nature on each box. 30c.?AdT. Member Federal Reserve System. Good Resolutions Saving First RESOLVE to save money during nineteen nineteen and let nothing divert your deter mination to add something substantial to your surplus every pay day?then you need never fear the future. This Bank will appreciate your account, rend ering service that you will appreciate. ?Commercial and Savings Accounts. ?Interest paid on deposits. ContinentalTrust Co. Nathan B.Scatt, President fourteentk.at H Street==== SERVICE UNION HOLDS ELECTION Mrs. J. M. Madert Was First Woman to Hold Office. Mrs. J. M. Maf^rt, yeowoman, ap point*} junior vice commander of the President's Own Garrison, Army and Navy Union, at a meeting held last night at G. A. R. Hall, is the first woman to Ij^ld an office in that or ganization. Mrs. Howard Gould, of New York and Washington, has the fionor of being the first woman ever to be made a member of the union. Other officers of the year elected last night were: Commander, N. D. W. Schoonmaker; Junior vice com mander, Mrs. J. M. Madert; senior vice commander, Gail T. Judd; pay master, H. M. Knight; quartermaster, J. J. Murphy; officer of the day, E. Ia Donaldson; officer of the watch, H. M. Maddert; chaplain, H. D. Pfell; officer of the guard, W. D. WbltUQcer; | council of administration, William 1m Hull, chairman; Capt. J. Walter Mit chell, E. C. R. Humphries, Edward Flagg, H. D. Brockway; Steve F. TW1 man adjutant. The Installation ce/t monies were conducted by National Deputy W. L. Hull and National offi cer of the Day F. H. HarrU. Favor* Memorial Hall. As a memorial to the men of the District who have served during the present war. the union last night ad vocated that a memorial hall be built for these local patriots. This was favored Instead of a triumphal arch, which has been discussed by various civic bodies. The plans as recom mended by the society Include a P?r- I manent building, modeled somewhat | after the Red Cross headquarters at Seventeenth and D streets northwest, which shall contain a banquet hall, an auditorium and stage, a library and museum te preserve the trophies of this and other wars. Rooms also would be set aside as lodge centers for the military and semi-military or ganizations of the District. It was proposed that this building be built on the site cf the present temporary government bullrings at Four-and-a half and B streets. It is believed that Congressman James, of Michigan,will introduce a bill before the present session of Congress for the appropria tion of $250,000 for this purpose. The report of the work of the union for gassed and shell-shock pa tients at St. Elizabeth's Hqppital was made last night. Tobacco and cigar ettes, as well as literature, are week ly distributed by the committee ap pointed for that purpose. Mrs. George B. McGrath, 1531 Park road north west, yesterday presented the garri son with a supply of smokes for the men. It is planned to continue this work throughout the year. Bolsheviki Take Ufa; Lithuanians Retire London, Jan. 2.?Bolsheviki forces .occupied Ufa. capital of the White Guards, Tuesday, a wireless dis patch from Moscow reported today. They also captured Sterlltan. The Lithuanian government, be cause of the Bolsheviki successes in , Western Russia, has been removed ; from Viina to Kovno. ? Ufa is an important city 200 miles north of Orinburg and 750 miles east 1 of Moscow. 25 GOLD STARS ON TECH'S LIST Announcement Made Last Night at Annual Alumni Meeting. McKinley High School has fur nished 472 officers and enlisted men to the United States army and navy, according to a statement made last night by President Roy F. Carty at the annual meeting of its Alumni As Foclation, held at the pchool building. Seventh street and Rhode Island ave nue. '^The roll of honor," said Mr. Carty. "shows 472 stars, of which twenty-tWe are gold, having given their lives in the service of their coutry, Of these members we are especially proud and know that their Tech training assist ed in winning the many laurels they received. A number of graduates who had seen service overseas attended the meeting and gave short account# of their war experiences. Among these was Lieut. Command er Edward Webster, of the United States navy, who gave an interesting account of his trip across with a fleet of converted yachts, each one ot which was towing a submarine chaser. There were about forty ships in the fleet and such heavy seas were encountered that one dark night the towline of one of the subchasers parted and all on board were lost. For some months Lieut. Webster was stationed at Punta del Gada, the American naval base in the Azores. Here be had charge of the navel po lio* on lend. Thui was an important shipping place, patrol boats bein? | constantly on the come and go. Bnitfn Keleon McKernan, a grad I uate of the school, and its former | teacher of mechanical drawing, and Private Carroll Farquhar, of the Ma rine Corpe. also made short talks. Private Farquhar. who was in the aviation section of the Marine Corps, was with a squadron which made sev eral raids on the German U-boat bases on the Belgian coast. NO DECISION REACHED ?N PRICE LIST FIXING Continuation of Fair Price List Op tional to Administration. The question of whether the Die- j trlct Food Administration would continue to Issue its weekly fair price list was considered yesterday afternoon at a meeting of the administration's price - Interpreting committee, but up until a late hour yesterday afternoon no decision had been reached. The various ? State administrators have been notified, according to re ports made public yesterday, that the question of continuing the fair price list quotations Is left optional to them. These notifications were received from the United States Food Administration., under whose direction they and the local admin istration operate. Influenza Toll 120,000. New York, Jan. 2.?More than 120,000 persons died of influenza and pneumonia in the United State? be tween October 1 and December 21, according to Insurance company statistics, compiled today. Insur ance companies paid claims aggre gatlng >52.508.S>1 on these deaths. TWO D. G. BOYS ON TODAY'S LIST George T. Robey and John H. Carnell Wounded in Action "Over There." Private George T. Robey, son of Mrs. E. C. Sanderson. Ill? Columbia road northwest, has been severely wounded in action, according to the morning casualty list. Before enter ing the army Robey. who is & years I old. had been for eleven vears a clerk I at the New Vamum Hotel. He entered training In the infantry at Camp Lee April 2fi last. After four we?ks he was sent to Camp I>ee ' Petersburg. Va., and was ordered 1 abroad two weeks later. Robey wrote to his mother that he was wounded in the leg during the latter part of 1 September. His last letter stated that ; he is doing nicely although still in I the hospital, and expects to return home soon. I Another Washington name on this morning's list is Private Jfhn H. i Carnell. reported slightly wounded, j His sddress is given as OS Twelfth street northeaat. Girls Ru Flame (Uantlet. I Bayonne. K. J.. Jan. L?Several girls ! were badly burned hers this after ' noon when forced to run through flames to escape from s burning bulid I ing in the Constable Hook yards of j the Standard Oil Company. Ten thousand gallons of gasoline expiod 1 Ing caused the Are. Choice Mackerel (Salt) 18c Each or 2 for 35c U. S. Food Administration License No. G-04638. EVAPORATED MILK Everyday Brand or Peerlesi Small Cam, 3 for 20c QUALITY AND PRICE?You Will Find the Merchandise in Our Markets of the Highest Standard at the Lowest Prices Possible FRESH FISH A choice variety of freshly caught and frozen Fresh Fish at all markets. TILE, Sliced Lb. 30c SPANISH MACKEREL. Lb. 25c HALIBUT, Frozen Lb. 40c SMELTS, Frozen Lb. 28c OYSTERS Qt. 60c TROUT, Frozen Lb. 18c FLOUR GOLD MEDAL 12-LB. BAG BAG 75c BAG SALT FISH VINCO SALT FISH Lb. 22c Flemish Cape Codfish.. Lb. 26c FISH FLAKES Pke. 8c Beardsley's Codfish... Pkg. 15c MACKEREL Each 30c CUT HERRING Dozen 38c Labrador Herring... Dozen 38c LABRADORS Each 10c BUTTER Fancy Frftk Cre?m?ry, Dfrrydile Brand Lb. 72c ALL PORK SAUSAGE Lb. 38c BEEF LIVER, Sliced Lb. 15c BACON, Machine Sliced Lb. 52c LARD, Pure Open Kettle Lb. 30c HAMBURG STEAK, Fancy Lb. 30c GROCERY SPECIALS CAMPBELL'S BAKED BEANS, 2 Cans for 25c STAR OR IVORY SOAP, 4 Cakes for 25c PEANUT BUTTER, Bulk, Per Pound 18c Macaroni or Spaghetti.?.!* 15c HERSHEY'S COCOA 14c GULDEN'S MUSTARD,jr.l3c Lighthouse Cleanser ^ 11c MATCHES ^B BOX 5c Peanut Butter 3 for 25c KRAUT NEW STOCK, QUART 10c PATACAKE, Package... 24c RAISINS, Package 15c SPICES, Assorted... 3 for 25c Poultry Seasoning... 3 for 25c THYME 3 for 25c SAGE 3 for 25c SALAD DRESSINGS0.. 30c MOLASSES Can 12c GELATINE 25c ORANGES FLORID AS?FINEST QUALITY SWEET AND JUICY Florida Oransres 17H SIZE. DOZEN... 40c 171 ? 1 S\_ \ 116 SIZE or Florida Oranges dozen 3 5c Florida Oransres 25A SIZE DOZEN. .. 30c Cream of Wheat, Pkg 24c Quaker Hominy Grits,Pkg.l2c Egg Noodles, Large Pkg.. 9c Ritter's Catsup, Bottle 14c Blue Rose Rice, 2 lbs. for.. 25c Consul Brand Peaches,can.25c Mince Meat (Bulk), lb...20c English Walnuts ? 40c CURRANTS, Package 26c COFFEE A cup of real good coffee is the most impor tant item on the breakfast table. Our SPECIAL SANTOS is carefully blended and freshly roasted. Try a pound and be convinced. WHY PAY MORE!! LB. 28c LB GRAPEFRUIT CHOICE JUICY FRUIT 64 Size, 3 for 25c Pink Salmon (Tall Can).. 19c SARDINES SSJ5ST?.. .. 17c TUNA FISH ^ 39c TUNA FISH 8U* 24c TUNA FISH 15c LIMA BEANS, Pound 15c California Pea Beans ^K* 20c NAVY BEANS, lb 14c LAYER FIGS, Pound 35c OLIVES QUEEN, 8-oz Bottle 25c QUEEN, 10-oz Bottle 28c QUEEN, 12-oz Bottle 30c STUFFED, 4-oz... Bottle 10c STUFFED, 8-oz... Bottle 30c BULK, Very Choice,..Qt. 30c FRUIT CAKE LB. 60c LOOSE-WILES SPECIAL PACKED IN 1, 21 2 and 5 POUND CANS. APPLES Fancy Box Stock, 1-4 Peck.25c Barrel Stock, 1-4 Peck...20c POTATOES No. 1 Grade, Pk., 15 lbs., 37c 930 Loaisiaifa Ave. 918 Louisiana Ave. 8th and E Sts. S. E. 7th and B Sts. N. E. 1105 H St. N.L 700 H St. N. E. 739 N. Capitol St. 1632 N. Capitol St. 1st & Thomas Sts. N. W. 7th St. & Florida Ave. N.W. 7th and Que Sts. N.W. 712 K St. N.W. 726 7th St. N.W. 906 G St. N.W. 1421 G St. N.W. 21st St. & Penn. Ave. N.W. 31st and M Sts. N.W. 3417 M St. N.W. 2030 P St. N.W. 1440 P St. N.W. 1714 14th St. N.W. 14th and Yon Sts. N. W. 18th and Yon Sts. N.W. 3166 Mt. Pleasant St. N.W. 14th & Kenyon Sts. N.W. 14th & Perry Sts. N.W. 3420 Georgia Are. N.W. and 1004-1006 Khtf St., Alexandria, Va.