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tigate Continued Con struction of Eagle Type. Announcement was made yesterday by Senator Swanson. of Virginia, chairman of the Naval Affairs Cotn mittee, that the investigation of the Contract made by the Navy Depart ment with Henry Ford for the con struction of Eagle boats will be com menced next Tuesday. It is probable that Henry Foru and his son. Edsel F#rd. manager of the Ford factory, Win both be called as witnesses. Senator Swanson said it will be his purpose to make the investigation thorough and to go into every phase of the contract. "We intend to let ;irx all thfe light,'* he said. Contract Sot Cancelled. Several of the Navy Department of ficials who will be called before the committee have testified in hearings held by the House Naval Affairs Com mittee that the Eagle boats will be of no use to the navy "until the next ?war." but that the contract has not been cancelled and work under the contract is still proceeding. I? is alleged that Ford's profit on the sixty boats still to be constructed under the contract will be in the neighborhood of $1,200,000. Only seven oj the ICO originally contracted for i b?e"? delivered to the navy. The V.i *' e seven left the Ford fac lf?ify3OTjf week prior to the signing < t i r.istice. 2,7M V1FN CAME HOME ?N BIG BATTLESHIPS 5ofi?iers on Georgia and Kansas jpn: Sleep on Decks En Route. :IMCport News. Va- Jan. 7.?Re ?^flftning from the battlefield of | jPranee. troops of the Sixth and CKsVenth Trench Artillery Divisions, ; Htffived here todav aboard the bat ships Georgia and Kansas. The Bien are fr<?m Virginia. North and j ?touth Carolina. Ixxiisiana. Florida.) ?Pennsylvania. Maryland and New i VOrk. They numbered 2.700 and sailed Mtff; from IiresL There were a few , jJSjQunded men aboard. ?i;i:The Georgia and Kansas are the battleships to brinv: returning | 4w>ops. The Sixth Trench Artillery, jqjjipimamted by Maj. W. E. Robert *XOCD. Greenville. N. C., was aboard ' "<h.i Georgia. while the Seventh ?jWench Artillery Battalion and the jfbird Anti-aircraft Division, in ptomand of Maj. W. E. Duval. >f ^Philadelphia. made the trip aboard she Kansas. I There was a pre at Christmas 4>Webration on the Georgia. The jifcilp" returned via the southern XPSltc and during a portion of the JbUrn* v the soldiers slept on the fecks. 1 :?" Sinn Feiners Plan Call of Constituent Assembly Dublin. Jan. 8.?Twenty-nine Sinn lfiein members of parliament, under leadership of Count Plunkett, met yesterday and decided to call a con stituent assembly, inviting the mem bers of all Irish constituencies without regard to party, it was tea rned today. , No date for holding the constitu ent assembly was flx**d. TAR HEEL ASSEMBLY READY. Elect Speaker of House and Presi dent of Senate. Raleigh, N. C.. Jan. 8.?The elec-1 tion of Dennis G. Brummitt. of Granville, as speaker of the House and the choosing of Lindsay C. War- I ren. of Washington, president, pro tern, of the Senate, completed the organisation of the General As sembly here today. Other nominees of the Democratic caucus were chosen in both houses. ' At 2 o'clock this afternoon both branches recessed until Thursday wiien Gov. Bickett will present his message in person. j WXNNNNXWVXWXWXAM ? YOU ARE INVITED TO $ f ATTEND THE Jj \ RECONSTRUCTION ?1 j CONFERENCE '< oj ?which convenes this morn- a intr in the auditorium of the O new Tnterinr Ruilrtirx-r 0 2 For information apply to 8' 5 National Popular Govern- ^ ' ment League, ? $ 637 MUNSEY BUILDING ' 8" I'hone M. 5884. S SAVE YOUR EYES . '?Tan you think of anything more Mwential than good vision to -ftf#rt the new year? ?-"It's always morning and there ?ja- always sunlight somewhere in .BBf world" to those whose eye li&ht is good. jj^Our optometrist has had 15 Mfers* practice. Quality Optical Co., : 438 Ninth Street N. W. ^Capital and Sarplna. $2,000,000. -D ErORE the year is old er, make your Will and appoint this company execu tor or trustee, thus protect- j Tiff your family should they | suddenly face the necessity of loing without you. Our trust officers will be glad to discuss the advantages of corporate trusteeship. >? tj ^ 't' L ** drafted without we are namrd E*<-.ntor or Trustee. National Savings & Trust Company Cor. 15th and N. Y. Aye, ? Fifty-SecoBd Year I SUB-CHASERS TURNED INTO RESCUE SHIPS Sub-chasers played a big part, as here shown, in taking wounded men off the stranded transport Northern Pacific, ashore at Fire Island, New Year Day. The airplane overhead carried cigarettes and news papers to the men on board awaiting transfer to shore by the smaller boats or by breeches buoy. Former Columbia Professor Declares He Declined to Assist Hun Cause. ..??^ce at any Prlce" described the attitude of a number of professors at Columbia University before we en tered the war. Ellery C. Stowell, formerly professor of international I law at the university, yesterday told [the Senate Judiciary subcommittee in I vestigating German propaganda. ; stowell stated that of the forty or more professors with whom he had oeen intimately connected from 25 to JT,. Cent had been Pacifists. He said that in December. 1914, the Ger 1 mans had attempted to enlist his aid (in their cause without success, but admitted that on December 17 1914 he had lunched with Dr. Albert, head of I the propaganda bureau, and William I Bayard Hale, alleged German agent j and Hearst representative in Berlin. Hale Sought Albert's Favor. "Hale seemed to be trying to curry . j W'th Albert." the witness testified. The subcommittee adjourned at 12 o clock out of respect to Col. Koose v?'lt. At the morning session It was : stated that E. P. Swenson. of New j \ ork. would go on the witness stand. I as would also Charles DeWoody. chief assistant of A. Bruce Blelaskl, former chief of the Bureau of Investigation. Mr. Bielaskl himself may be recalled | to the stand later in the week. Word was received by Senator Over man. chairman of the subcommittee, yesterday that the vouchers and rec ords of the Attorney General's office ot New York, referred to by Alfreo Becker. Deputy Attorney General, in his testimony earlier in the hearings, arc being brought to Washington by special messenger. Becker is to take the stand again tomorrow morning when Senator Reed. 0f Mlssourt, will resume his cross-examination of the former New York official. It was stated yesterday that Mrs i Ida M. Darden. of Fort Worth. Texas,' will take the stand Monday next, to j testify concerning the Farmers' Union I Of Texas, a society which had a brief j existence in 1916. MRS. ROGERS, ILL, WANTS HUSBAND Appeals to The Washington Herald for Aid in Lo cating Husband. j Mrs. Clara W. Rogers. 6745 South i Green street. Chicago. 111., ill and de | pendent upon the kindness of friends I for support, has asked the aid of The I Washington Herald and its readers | to help locate her missing husband, Robert T. Rogers. J "My name Is Mrs. Rogers." the let I ter sent to The Washington Herald read, "and I am 111 and half blind. Mr. Rogers left here last August, pre j sumably for your city. We were mar ried here in 1305. He was in railroad | work here. I I am told that if I asked you to j print a plea for me in your paper that you would do so. It might somehow reach hie sight and remind him of me. His name is Robert T. Rogers and mine is Clara W. Rogers. I have been ill and unable to work. "I surely will appreciate it if you are so inclined to aid me in this way through the medium of your paper I i am now living with friends." Col. Lowry, Banker, Dead; Was 111 Only Few Days Atlanta. Ga? Kan. 6.?Col. Robert ?h Uwry, president of the Lowry | National Bank, a former president ! of the American Bankers' Associa tion. and a pioneer citizen of At lanta and the South, died here early ?eath re?"lted from a severe cold contracted only a few days ago Col. Lowry was born at Green ville Tenn.. March 4, 1840. and I moved to Atlanta shortly after the I civil war. As president of the 1 Banking Company, establish j ed by his father and which later became the Lowry National Bank . Col. Lowry was a recognized au thority in financial circles. For manv years he had been a trustee in the fNew York Life" Insurance Company | and was connected with other lm I portant business organizations. Try to Rent White House; Ask Immediate Possession ; President Wilson may have left the rent" bUt 'he Whl" H0USe isn-t for Someone inquired on the phone to day what the rent was and how soon they could have possession Informed that the White House was only vacant temporarily, the party h^hS'Th profu,elj' "Plaining that he had the wrong number. Small Schooner on Rock* ,,?UeCently wreck<* small Amert ZSTS&S'* Department ? to "RRn*n srss.V-^,.QBovt TWO D. C. MEN DECORATED, ONE OF THEM AFTER DEATH Distinguished Scrvice Crosses Awarded Lieut. Col. Brehon Burke Somervell and Capt. Henry F. Chandler. Distinguish* d service crosses for, "acts of extraordinary heroism" at the front have been awarded by Gen. Pershing, in the name of the President to two Washington men, I Lieut. Col. Brehon Burke Somervell, of the Corps of Engineers, and Capt. Henry E. Chandler, deceased. Sixth Regiment United States Marine Corps, according to official an nouncement from the War Depart ment yesterday afternoon. "Voluntarily serving on the staff of the Eighty-ninth Division," the War COL. KHF.IK)\ B. SOMKRVKI.L Department report states, "Lieut. Col. Somervell conducted the first re connaissance of the damaged bridges ( at Pouilly, advancing more than 500 meters beyond the American out posts, crossing three branches of the Meuse River, and successfully re connoitering the enemy." Lieut. Col. Somervell, who is the son of Dr. and Mrs. William Tay lor Somervell of rte Wardman Park Hotel, graduated from West Point in 1914, and on account of his high standing in his class was assign -d to the Engineer Corps. He went overseas in July, of 1917. with the rank of captain in a Pittsburgh railroad regiment, under the com mand of Prig. Gen. Jadwin, then a colonel. He was made assistant chief of staff of the Eighty-ninth Division. Col. Somervell is 26 years old and graduated from the Central High School in 1909. Married Before Sailing. Capt. Henry E. Chandler was kill ed in action on October 9 last. His citation was for heroism near Thiaucourt, France, on September 15. "Lieut. Chandler," as he is called in the War Department report, al though his commission as captain, dated from July 1. "fearlessly ox posed himself to severe artillery and machine gun fire, and located ma chine gun nests and sniper posts, harassing his company and hinder ing its advance. He then led his platoon forward in the face of heavy fire and destroyed the nests." Capt. Chandler is not, strictly speak ing, a native of Washington, since he was born and brought up in Ruston, La. But six weeks before hif? depart ure for overseas service he married Miss Irene M. Bankert, daughter of Capt. is. M. Bankert, of the Marine Corps, and a resident of Washington for the past nineteen years. Capt. Chandler had been a member of the Marine Corps for four years. He was stationed at Quantico Just previous to hk< sailing on October 19, 1917. Capt. Chandler was killed just six days after his letter of appointment as a captain was mailed from head quarters. but for some time previous to his death he had been command CAPT. HKH RV K. CHANDLER. ing the Seventy-fifth Company of the Sixth Regiment "of Marines Mnde Historic Record. "His record the hist six weeks will go down in history," wrote Capt. Ma con C. Overton, an intimate friend end brother officer, who was himself killed in action a few daye later, in a letter to Mrs. Chandler informing her of her husband's gallant death. ? One of the greatest victories of the war was the capture of 'Mont Blanc Ridge,' the battle in which he was killed." Capt. Overton stated that two med als had been awarded to Capt. Chand ler in recognition of his acts of hero ism. "His great work was highly appreciated." he wrote, "and com mended by the highest French com mander." GET HOMECOMING DATA. Gen. Pershing Cables Location from Which Units Came. Immediately upon a transport's sailing from France. Gen. Pershing is now cabling the War Department the States or sections of the coun try from which the troops come. In most cases only percentages are given, but this is found very useful as many of the troops who went across as Stat^ regiments or battalions have been filled up from other States or had their own unit used for replacements. This has caused some to lose theii State identity. Madame Breshkovskaya Dead? No; Here She Is on Her Way to America Madame Catherine Breshkovskaya, with the kerchief headcovering, la one of the moat famous of Russian revolutionists. She has been re ported dead?slain by the Bolsheviki. But here she is in Japan, at 75, on her way to the United States, where she hopes to interest la$>or and'the public generally in her country. She was exiled in Siberia for years. With her, standing in front, is a 13-year-old Czech orphan, Cotonik, who is her only orderly and bodyguard. EAST NEEDS AID! IMMEDIATELY President Cables That His Request for Funds Should Not Be Confused. Characterizing the need of aid for the starving Syrians and Armenians as "immediate and very great," Pres ident Wilson yesterday appealed to the nation not to permit his request for a $100,000,000 appropriation from Congrass for European war relief work to interfere with the collection of funds for the Near-East work. The appeal was the result of a cable sent yesterday from New York by Cleveland H. Podge, treasurer of the American Committee for Relief In the Near-East to President Wil son regarding the latter's request of i Congress for $100,900,000. In his cable Mr. Dodge said: "The campaign for J30.00fi.000 for re lief and rehabilitation in the Near East to which you called upon the people of America to subscribe Is being pushed vigorously. Drive opens next Sunday. Your request to Con gress for $100,000,000 interpreted by | public to mean that this campaign Is unnecessary. If you want us to pro- \ ceed. a definite, urgent statement j from you Is absolutely necessary to ! success. Hope you can do this. "CLEVELAND H. DODGE." | The following cabled reply from Paris was received by Mr. Dodge this morning: "Cleveland H. Dodge. 99 John Street. New York "The appropriation asked of Con-1 grej?s for handling food relief is not! Intended in any way to take the place of subscriptions being asked for relief and rehabilitation in the Near East. I hope that this subscription will not in any way be interrupted or re- ' duced. The need is immediate and very great. I Slimed? "WOODROW WILSON.** | The campaign of the American com-1 mittee for Relief in the Near East provides for a fund of $3f\000.000 with the drive to be made throughout the nation during the latter part of the i present month and Februarv. CHRISTMASLIST I BREAKS RECORD More Subscriptions to "Op portunities" in 1918 Than Any Preious Year. Cash payments and pledges for the 191S Christmas opportunities were larger than any made in any previous year, the Associated Charities an- I nounced yesterday. A report made to the board of man agers of the Associated Charities at their monthly meeting yesterday aft ernoon showed receipts of $7.1!99 86 In cash and $60f? in pledges, totaling for the Christmas Opportuni ties. Wider Circle of Contrlbntora. The total receipts la*t year amount eel to $7.6*7.77; in 1917 five persons gave $3,168. this Christmas the same group ! gave $875. The difference of $?.12>J. which was made up by smaller con tributions. would indicate, the Asso ciated Chrarities officials believe, that their work is being received with wider interest thar ever before. glS.000 to Finlah Year. The report of the Provident Savings Thrift Fund of the Associated Chari ties for the quarter ending December j 31. 1918, showed deposits in the fund ! of $3,540.81, as compared with $2.499.701 in the corresponding quarter of 1917. j Milton E. Ailes, chairman of the Joint finance committee, stated that I $1S,000 will be needed to complete the ! regular budgets of the Associated , Charities and the Citizens' Relief As- j sociation for the current fiscal year, j Crew of Sunken Steamer Brought in by Battleship Newport News. Va.. Jan. 7.?Bear ing the captain and crew of the French steamer, Charles D. Row. sunk about 800 miles off the Vir ginia Capes several days ago. the battleship Kansas arrived here to day. The Row went down as a re sult of a collision with the steam ship Viking. According to statements of the ! men they were rammed in bad i weather by the Viking. They do not know what became of her after the collision. They took to open boats, and after drift ing around for some time finally were picked up by the Kansas. At the time of the collision the Viking was five days out from Nor folk. f ^ Ambassador Page Tired; Plans Early Retirement Paris, Jan. S?Thomas Nelson Page, American ambassador to Italy, is tired out by the strain of the war and will retire within a short time, it was I reported in political circles here to day. Thomas Nelson Page, famous as an | author before his appointment to his present post in 1913. was born in Oak- | land County, Virginia, April 23, 1855. I MEET TO DECIDE ON SHIP POLICY Conference Called1 to Re store Merchant Marine to Former Standing. Representatives of the large in dustrial trade and shipping Inter ests of the country will confer In Washington on January 22-23 In re gard to forming a permanent ship policy. It is expected that one of the re sults of the conference will be the organisation of a nation-wide as sociation of every interest In the United States which has to do with the shipping interest. Senator Kansdell stated yesterday that it was the purpose of the ship ping interests of the country to restore our shipping to the place it had held eighty years ago when 90 per cent of American commerce was carried in American ships. 7ft Years Wlthoat Policy. "For three quarters of a century we have had no ship policy worthy of the name," he declared. "Since the world war began marked prog ress In legislation has been made, and excellent and Important work done by the l.'niied States Shipping Board, and the Emergency Fleet Corporation, it is essential to our welfare that this work be continued and expanded; that we build and operate ships of commerce on a scale commensurate with our great ness and the national security; and that a Secretary of Marine he created. "There is much wisdom in unity of counsel. Exchange of views be tween many wise men. representing all interests in America, gathered together in this center of the na tion's thought should result In out lining a ship policy. "I urge each and every citizen who hay real ideas on this vital subject to attend the meeting and present his suggestions." ARMED AUTOMOBILES SENT AFTER KAISER Mystery Shrouds Demand Made to See Ex-Monarch Late at Night. Amsterdam. Jan. 8.?Two armed au tomobiles. containing twelve persons, arrived at Amerongen Castle late Sunday night, and a demand was made to see the former Kaiser im mediately, it was learned today. The burgomaster became suspicious and gave orders that the occupants of the automobiles be prevented from carrying out their demsmd. After more parley, the automobiles de parted. One report circulated today was that the automobiles came from Ger many. iaid that it was a. plot to aid Wilhelm to escape. Another report Mas that the automobiles were U. S. army cars from Belgium, and that the party consisted of newspaper cor respondents who wanted interviews. Occupants of the two automobiles who were prevented by the burgomas ter from seeing the former Kaiser Sunday night said the American Am bassador had sent them to speak to Wilhelm, according to a dispatch from Amerongen today. The dispatch said rifles were carried on one of the car% Distillers Plan Battle Against Dry Legislation Chicago. Jan. 8.?American dis tillers will fight the various dry measures now threatening. The gage was thrown down tod-ay with the announcement that attorneys had been appointed at a meeting here to fight both the constitutional amendment, now ratified by nine teen States, as well as the war time prohibition rule preventing sale of liquor after July 1. Investments of J 1.000.000,000 are said to be imperilled by legislation. The distillers' fight will be in part on the claim that right of local self government is threatened. Three States. Oklahoma, Ohio and Colorado, ratified the dry amend ment while the distillers were in session here. BURLESQUE STAR ONCE BELL HOP Sam Howard Played All Circuits Nine Years in Vaudeville. Between acts at the Gayetv, Sam Howard and Jim Coughlin in Dress ing Room. No. 1. spoke modestly of the years of arduous work that has won for them both distinction as en tertainers of the first rank. As SAM HOW 4RIX Sam's story unfolds, one begins to realize that to the man who choses to become a favorite of the bur lesque stage must first qualify in some very difficult kinds of enter tainment. Nine years in vaudeville, during which time Sam played up and down all the circuits, have given him a slant at the game that few veterans can outclass. Fortune smiled upon the light footed Sam when sixteen years ago a? a bell-hop in the Knickerbocker Hotel in New York, he was chosen at a show managers* dinner to stage an impromptu song and dance stunt which won him an engagement with two other young chaps who formed "The Bell Boya' Trio," which played for several successful seasons In vaudeville. After this our hero or ganized the well-known Howard and Howard act that appeared in Wash ington in the "Passing Show of 1918." Comes now the revelation that Sam Howard prefers burlesque to any other form of stagecraft, for as he proudly asserts, "Burlesque is crowding close upon the heels of musical comedy for the laurels of popularity." There is little doubt that Sam's constant search for com edy at every street corner and his finding the daily changing desires of theater audiences require constant Improvements in comedy acting, have much t<? do with his deep in terest in his very successful part in "The Butterflies of Broadway" at the Gayety this week. Continuation of the Winter COAT SALE OFFformer PRICES Silvertones, Velours, Bolivias, Velvets, Broadcloths, Etc. All Sizes and Shades Are Included?No Exceptions Tfofk lOtbat 5, 7 St. "Shop for young *7olks" Aerial Speed Champion Girl, 10, Fatally Burned Looks for New Records in Arms of Her Brother Cleveland, Ohio., Jan. 8.?"It's hard to say what record I'll ko after next." Erie Springer, aviator for the Glenn L* Martin Company, said to day. I Springer, accompanied by Mech anician Ernst Longchamp, estab I lished a new world's record for j speed when he flew from I>avton to j Cleveland in one hour and fifteen ! minutes. The average speed was 172 miles per hour. Kaleigh. N. C., Jan. 8?The ten year-old daughter of J. C. I-?assiter, a prominent lumber and grain miller, was burned fatally at the I-rfussiter home near here today. A younger brother wa.? seriously burned, while the mother was burned about the hands and arms. The chil dren were alone in a room before a grate fire when the mother detected smoke and upon entering the room found the children ablaze and clasped in each others arms. Walter Reed Hospital to Have Additional Wards The construction division of the ' army was yesterday authorised by j the War Department to enlarge the receiving ward for soldier-patients at Walter Reed Hospital by building several additions. The construction of a building for automobile repairs and farm mechan ics necessary for physical reconstruc tion exerctees was also authorized. Xo estimate as to the cost of the pro posed additions is given. Gompers Off for Europe to Aid Peace Conferees I New York. Jan. 8.?Samuel Gompere j and four other labor officials sailed ! today for England on the Cunarder j Carmania. The others in the party were James i Duncan, vice president of the Ameri can Federation of Labor; John K. 1 Alpine, William Green and Franlc I Duffy. They will confer in L?ondoa j with a British parliamentary commit tee. and get together with other labor men to aid and advise the peace con l ferences. WINTER IS LAVISH IN SPREADING DISEASE four Vitality Must Be Kept Unimpaired if You Expect to Resist the Dangers that Are Lurking Everywhere. Right now you are on the thresh old of the most dangerous season of the year, when your system is called upon to undergo the severest test in resisting disease that is run ning rampant. For now is the time when every breath of air you inhale is laden with millions upon millions of tiny disease germs that are fighting to find lodgment in your system and set up their campaign of destruc tion. On every hand you see evidences of Catarrh, with its distasteful and nauseating symptoms, causing its victims to constantly hawk and spit in an effort to prevent the air pas sages and throat from becoming stopped up entirely. And it is a common thing to see the unfortunate victim of the bron chial germ, wheezing and coughing and almost struggling for brea'h. (It seems a constant fight for the right to live. Those afflicted with colds and grippe are everywhere. Most dangerous of all is the germ of pneumonia, that deadly disease that carries off its victim with startling suddenness. Of course, every one is familiar with the suffering which the rheu matic has to endure as winter I comes on, and thfe intensity and regularity of his pains. The disease seems to take on added severity at this season, and the little pain demons run rampant in their frenzied delight. Why is it that so many people fall victims to these diseases, while others escape unharmed? Isn't it true that every one is equally ex posed to attack? I This is a very natural question. and the answer is easily arrived at by a little logical reasoning. It is quite true that practically ! every one is equally exposed to the dangers cf disease, ^ou are just a? | liable to be attacked a; the man or | woman sitting next to you on the | street car. It all depends upon the condition of your blood supply. If your blood is thin and im poverished and has been allowed to reach a low state by the accu mulation of impurities, you have not sufficient vitality to resist these germ attacks and they find a fertile field in your system to spread disease. Your neighbor will easily resist j the identical attack because he be i lieves in precaution, and keeps | his blood strong and vigorous and absolutely free from all impurities by the use of a few bottles ot S. S. S.. the standard old blood ' purifier and tonic. He knows that j the source of all disease is in the blood, and he is wise enough fco | keep his blood purr at this critical i season when disease germs are lurking everywhere. \ou can enjoy the same immu nity as thousands have been doin? for years. Simply go to your drug | store and ask for a bottle of IS. S. S.. and take it according to j directions. You will notice an im mediate tonic effect, for it will im prove your vitality, and a few bot ! ties will make you strong and vig ! orous. and you will enjoy the buoyancy of perfect health. And with your system kept in perfect condition, you will be sate i from the dan/-rs now so prevalent. Those who are afflicted with ca tarrh, rheumatism, eczema, or i other blood troubles, or are in a I general run-down and debilitated , condition, can cfotain valuable medical advice from our Chief Medical Adviser without charge. Address Swift Specific Co.. 419 ! Swift Laboratory, Atlanta, Ga.? 'Adv.