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Today ? Ctoady, followed by rmim. To morrow?Wanner. temperature yeeterday. a*: lew-" HERALD = THE MORNING PAPER PHbvs tb? fr*?l news.. It*i Hk? a tonic ft the morning It *my *n the ho?? all 4t7. THE HERALD print* feature* of latere* U every member of tbe family. NO 4787 WASHINGTON. D. C.. SATURDAY. DECEMBER 6, 1919. ONE CENT EiJIiTln c>i WILSON ABLE TO DIRECT POLICT TOWARD MEXICO FUEL TIE-UP i EFFECT NOW . SPREADING Deepest Concern Being Felt By Government Depart-j . ments Not Directly Con cerned with Strike of Coal Miners. ? ? ^ \ MAY FORCE REDUCTION IN RAILROAD SERVICE Cabinet Discusses Situation Caused by the Shortage. Members Mum After Session ? Hope Hinges On Court Action. DONT TRAVEL. SAYS WESTERN RAIL MAGNATE Chicago. Dec. 5_?Only those who have death or sickness in the . family qr who have important business missions will be permit ted to travel while limited train service continues during the fuel famine. Even a wedding trip is tabooed. P. S. Eustace, chairman of the Western Passenger Managers' Traffic Committee, issued the fol lowing rules today, designating essential travel: Persons who have sickness or death in the family. Business men who must get to plants to save them from harm. Travel inn a&lesmen. Here is the order to the public in general: Don't travel if you can help it. If you must travel take your lunch bo*; trains will have but one diner, if any. Do not send any Christmas* presents through the mail, ax press or parcel post: buy them and send tfrem when thinga become normal. The coal stringency i? rapidly becoming a matter of deepest con cern to the government. Effects of the strike are now j coming to the notice of govern ment departments other than those whicfi have to deal with the dis tribution and conservation of coal, and the legal tangles involved. Curtailment of Train Service. j The Postmaster General has issued i a bulletin urging that Christmas par- I eels be mailed early "to avoid disap pointment." The bulletin says that "the coal stiike has caused a reduc- i lion of trair. service on some rail- I roads, and further curtailment will I doubtless be necessary as the strike continues." ?j Two important shipbuilding con- j cerns have asked Jhe Shipping Board ? to appeal to the coal distribution I cdbnmittee of the United States Rail- J road Administration for coal, on trie ? plea that coal restriction will com-' pel them to shut down the shipyards. The Shipping Board is not likely to accede to the appeal as the coal is needed for consumers higher up on the priority list. ? The coal situation was overhauled yesterday at the meeting of the Cab CONTINUED OS PAGE THREE AT WASHINGTON THEATERS Shubert-Belasco ? "The Un known Purple." Shubert-Garrick ? "Abraham Lincoln." Poli's?" Maytime." National?Otis Skinner in "The Rise of Peter Barban." j Loew's Palace?Elsie Fergu son in "Counterfeit." L Crandall's Metropolitan ? Norma Talmadge in "The Isle of Conquest." Moore's Rialto?Charlie Chap lin in "A Day'a Pleasure." Crandall's?Bessie Barri scale in "Kitty Kelly, M. D." Moore's Garden?"Male and Female." Moore's Strand?Ora Carew in "Under Suspicion." ? , Loew's Columbia ? W. S. Hart in "John Petticoats." Cosmos ? Continuous vaude ville and pictures. Crandall's Knickerbocker ? Harry Morey in "In Hon or's Web." B. F. Keith's?Vaudeville. The Coliseum?Roller Skat inf. * Gayety ? Burlesque; "The Burlesque Review." Lyceum ? Burlesque; "The Beauty Revue." BY TELEGRAPH . Chicago?Drastic curtailment of passenger traffic ordered by railroad officials here. Jefferson City, Mo.?The State of Missouri took over control of the coal mines. Omaha?Corn worth $1.35 a bushel is being burned as fuel in Nebraska to keep people from freezing. El Paso?Provisional regi ment of war veterans has been organized here. *?' V , Austin, Tex. ? Emergency companies of Texas Rangers are ready for duty, following order of Governor Hobby. Mitchel Field?Lieut. Belvin Maynard will make a flight to Savannah previous to mak ing a cross-country tour. Pittsburg?Seventy-six steel strikers have been arrested. WASHINGTON: Senate committee calls upon President; find his condition an agreeable Surprise; is able to talk alertly on all matters. Coal situation! stringency becoming more apparent each I day. Travel will be stopped; heating restrictions are more drastic. Release of Consular Agent Jenkins' from Mexican prison is reported by State Depart raent. Pive hundred clerks to be added to handle Christmas mail rush. J Twenty-eight indictments are returned by the grand jury. Nine police patrol drivers lose jobs through new pay bill. Hospitals facing a serious situation from coal shortage. James Bell didn't havt any coal so he stole overcoat; judge sentences him to warm Occoquan. Wife of John Morowitz faints when she is sentenced for betraying girl. BY CONGRESS: Discussion of railroad bill consumes legislative day in Senate. Senator Kellogg at tacks schedule of wages. House devotes entire day to debate on standard weights and measures bill. "Wet and white" Christmas believed possible by Repre sentative Gallivan in introduc ing bill to lift liquor ban. House Military Affairs Com mittee told of great decline in efficiency of air service. Estimates of Secretary ?jf 'he Treasury for appropria tions. face large cut in com mittee. BY CABLE: Paria?Ultimatum to Ger many is delayed for a few days by sapreme council. London?British steamer is lost in Grecian waters reports indicate. Londoo?Gen. Denikine is slowly being pushed back by the Bolshevik forces. FINANCIAL: York?'News of pass ing of Mexican crisis is a stimulant for stock market. Chicago?Grain market de clines in sympathy with new low levej reached in foreign exchange. Liverpool?Spots open with demand light and prices are steady.. , ^ew York?Foreign ex change market near collapse; reachea new low level for rear. ? ASKS POUCE HELP T0~ FIND MISSING SON T. H J?harisen, of Brooklyn. N. Y last night asked the Washington po lice to aid him In the search for his ?on. Theodore. M years old, who ran away from heme August 12. The missing boy has been traced to Washington by a postcard he sent his parents from this city. 1 Tjie- boy was first heard from in Annapolis, where he was w orking on J a farm. He succeeded, however, ir. getting away from the police. The only clue to Ms present whereabouts Is the postcard, which M. parents rt cetved on Tuesday. "If he knew what a condition his mother is In. I khow he would return ho?a?.* said Johansen last night. "Mrs. Johansen la heartbroken and 1H. thinking of her boy. D.G.HOSPITALS ISSUE DRASTIC FUEL RULINGS Coal Must Be Conserved or1 Loss of Lives Will Result. NO IMMEDIATE DANGER Hotels Face Serious Situa tion?Seek Voluntary Curtailment. Hospitals and charitable institu tions of Washington, confronted | with steadily decreasing: coalbins, J have issued strict orders for con I serving: fuel in order to avert a pos sible menace to the lives of thou j sands of patients, it was learned last j night. Some of the city's laYgest hospi ; tals are using reserve supplies and I in many cases this has dwindled] | alarmingly, but none are in immedi | ate need. ? Orders affecting saving of electric light and furnace heat have been promulgated by the superintendents' of practically every medical institu tion in the District, it became known j yesterday. Facr Srrlou? Situation. Many of the larger hotels ar<- fac ing a. serious situation managers bay. While none of them is actually1 without coal, it was not denied that officials were alarmed at the increas ing seriousness of the situation. All excursion trains out of Wash ington have been canceled in order to conserve fuel, it was announced last night. This includes the Sunday CONTINrBD OX PACE TWO. DRUG USING GAINS UNDER DRY LAWS Philadelphia, Dec. 5.?Since prohibi tion has been effective the number of drug addicts sent to the House of Cor r rectron has increased without reduc , ing the commitments from other t causes. | This is according to the Rev. Abram j Maurer Viven. a Methodist minister . who is a moral instructor at the i Holmesburg institution. i He also said that the men outnum i bered the women inmates, and that 1 only one-tenth are colored. | The number of drug addicts received : at the institution was 164 in 1914 and 331 in 1918. The Rev. Mr. Viven said j that inmates receive dru?s in letters j ; from their friends, who conceal them under the stamps. Drugs are also put around the inside edges of envelopes. '=? r~ - LIKE LADY ASTOR I.ondon. D ec. 5 Uif AMor kaa atarted a precedent. Vow the IJarhrH of Marlborouitk, who wi< Mlaa l ouarU Vaadcr bllti la apokrn of aa tkr MPrond woman candidate for Parlia ment. She wn? the Ural Amer Iran-horn nomnn to be eleeted to the I.ondon county council. WONT NEED THE COAL HE STOLE Guilty Man Tried lo Pull Sob Story; His Past Record Nullifies Effect. A nob story related by James Bell in the police court yesterday did not save him from an over Christmas trip to Oecoquan. He was charged with the larceny of four pecks of coal, and in ?funereal tones told Judge Hardison ho stole the fuel to prevent an aged wo man and her children from freetin"? to death. Clerk Campbell Howard pulled a ''deadly document" on P?H, showing he is on probation for a ftlmi lar offense. The blue birds will be chirping their spring songs when Hell Is given his freedom. BURN CORN WORTH * MUCH MONEY AS FUEL Omaha, Neb.. Dec. 5.? For the first time in a quarter of a century Ne braska farmers are burning corn. Notwithstanding the fact that corn costs $135 a bushel the farmers are compelled to use it for fuel, having no coal. When they burned corn In l*i<4 it cost but 3 cents a bushel. ESTIMATES OF TREASURER TO FACE BIG CUT ?- * ?" .<* ? ?' Drastic Measures of Econ omy Will Be Felt by Army and Navy. FAVOR 200,000 ARMY ? Republicans in Conference Decree that Is Suffi cient Number. A drastic policy of economy in ap- I propriationA and governmental expen- J diture* was determined upon at an! all-day conference of Republican lead- j era in the House yesterday. Participating in the conference were j Speaker Gillett, Floor Leader Mon- ; dell, members of the steering commit- ; tee, Chairman Fordney and members of the Ways and Means Committee, i Chairman Good, of the Appropriations Committee, and the chairmen and in fluential members of a number ot other committees with appropriating | power.. For the period ending July 1, lid. the conference estimated. Congress "will be called upon to appropriate ap proximately 19,000,000,000. Deficiency appropriations for the remainder of the current fiscal year will aggregate $3,150.(100.000 and the estimates for tne next year amount to $5,000,000,000. The obligations necessary to take care of loans will make up the balance of the $9,000^000.000. With indicated revenues of far less j than this amount, there is no other al ternative to a policy of "cut to the bone." H was agreed. The army and navy will be amont; the first to feel the effects of this order. The size of the peace-time army should not exceed UiJu.ooo and must not go beyond 150.00C, it was decreed Cor respond irig curtailment must be put into effect in the navy. It was brought out at the confer COSmXCKD ON PAGE THREE. $100,000 for Plane That Rises Vertically 1 New York. Dec. f?.?The offer of a $100,000 prize was announced today by the Aero Club of America, to oe awarded to the person who invents and demonstrates the first airplane which will rise from the land verti cally?one that will render possible rising from and landing on a medium size house. The prize has been of fered by M. Michelen. French million aire and veteran supporter of avia tion. DO YOU KNOW ?how long it would take to count a billion if you could count 200 in a minute? . DO YOU KNOW ?what important cities you would pass through in traveling from Boston to Chicago? DO YOU KNOW ?in what cases Senators are privileged from arrest? I 'THESE are but three of the hundreds of vexing questions 1 propounded and answered in "The Civil Service Coaching Course" an educational news feature, which will be printed exclusively in The Washington Herald. ' I HIS course has the endorsement of Members of Congress * and national leaders in every business and profession, who declare they would have welcomed such an opportunity when they were younger. ' - r x . ? ' I HERE is positively no charge made in connection with this 1 course which will run in the columns of The Washington Herald for fourteen weeks. * ? ? ..**' . x, < '? ?y - 'iffi "'ScCT* : -- . ? > _ /1 Order Yoor Copy of Tomorrow's Sunday Herald Today 'Dr; Moses Was Wrong, Wilson Tells Senators President Wilson asked Senator Fall to transmit for him a mes sage to Senator George Moses. Republican, of New Hampshire. Some weeks ago a letter from Sen ator Moses to one of his constit uents in New Hampshire said the President was suffering with a cerebral lesion and that although he might recover he never again would be any force in public life. "I hope that you will deliver a message for me to Dr. Moses,'* said the President to Senator Fall in the White House yesterday aft ernoon, "that will tend to contra dict his diagnosis of my case. Tell him I think I'M be up in a few days and be able to ^ttend to busi ness In the same old way. It wil? reassure him but disappoint him." RECOVER $5,000 EXPRESS STOLEN One Man Held After Sev eral Suspects Are Questioned. I ? | John P. Costello. special agent of !the American Railway Express, act , ing in co-operation with Detectives j Will on and Emanuel, of the Sixth pre cinct. yesterday recovered more than $??.000 worth of clothing and other arti jcles stolen from cars in the terminal I yards during the past month. ' A number of suspects also were tak en by the police, but by the process of | elimination only one man is being ' held. I This man Is H. J Beavers. 34 K street northwest, an employe of the Washington Terminal tympany. Costello and the detectives, working on the ca?e, d.scovered recently that cars in the terminal yards were being broken open and valuable express package.* stolen 1 The property taken by the authori ties consists of ftjt coat* men's anc women's cloUung of all descriptions, shotguns and various other articles. TOLD SHE'S DEAD; 1 DISBELIEVES IT! Mrs. Meade. Like Mark Twain. Says Report Is "Greatly Exaggerated." "What is It*" inquired Mrs. Ida Meade, 321 Second street southeast, as she opened the door of her home last night and confronted a police man who had come to tell the fam ily of her death. "I've been told to inform you that Mrs. Ida Meade, of this ad dress. has just jumped off the High way bridge." said the officer. Mrs. Meade decided to find^out what it was all about. It started, she learned, with a telephone message tc police head quarters from a woman who de clared she had seei* Mrs. Meade jump off the bridge. While the police of the Harbor precinct were dragging the river for the body and police headquar ters was agog with the startling news, the "victim" walked into the detective bureau and informed Act ing Inspector Cornwell that the re port of h#?r suddeji demise was "greatly exaggerated." STREET CARS AGAIN OPERATE IN TOLEDO i Toledo. O.. Dec. 5.?St ret cars are running again after the people here have been walking and riding in buses for twenty-seven days. Car service will be resumed at 3:30 p. m.t it was announced this morn ing by Henry L Doherty, who stored his vehicles in Michigan when the people sustained a council ouster or dinance at the last election. Inter urbans will begin using the streets at 6 p. m. Th fare is to be the same as when the cars were taken away?6 cents and 2 cents for transfer. 76 STEEL-STRIKERS HELD AFTER BLAST Pittsburg, Dec. 5.?Seventy-six strik ing steel workers, were arrested at Donora, Pa., today, when troopers of the State police and county officers raided steel strikers' headquarters. The raid followed the explosion of a charge of dynamite under the resi dence of Felix Burkhardt. a workman, according to information received here. Two Dead in Motor Wrcck. Yonkers, N.' Y.f Dec. 5.?Two men were killed early this morning, when the automobile in which they were riding cm shed into a trolley pole here. They were Joseph Grossman. 40 years old. and James D. |loshier, 42 years old. both of this city. They were brother*-in-law. President "Alert" And Able to See Senate Visitors. i Senators Fall and Hitchcock Return From a Conference With ^Favorable Reports of the Condition of Chief Executive, Allaying , Rumors of His Incapacitation for Further Duties of Office. There is a sick man in the White House, but he is one whose mind is keen and alert. He is able to understand and to give counsel on subjects of the greatest importance to the people of the United State* and a grave illness of more than two months has not been able to down his good nature. I'rraldrnt to Art. This wa? the composite impression j brought back to the Capitol yesterday j by two Senators?Fall, of New Mexi?*o. | a Republican, and Hitchcock, of Neb , raska, a Democrat?who were named by the Senate Foreign Relations Com mittee to see the President on the Mexican situation and to ask his views of a resolution requesting him to withdraw recognition from Car ranza and to sever all diplomatic re lations with the government of Mex ico, Th* Senators were <loseted with tne President for more than twenty-flve minute*, and It was the first tin.e since the President was taken sick that he was seen by a Republican Senator. The greatest interest was therefore attached to what Senator Fall said after the interview. < onditlon n Sarprlnr. "I was most agreeably surprised by the President's condition." were the first words of the New Mexico Senator when he returned to the Capitol. "H* was propped up slightly in bed?lying on his back?when we entered hi." room and he shook hands with both Senator Hitchcock and me. His mind was perfectly alert; he mas able to grasp everything that we said, and be a.?ked me to put in memorandum form for his information the substance of the facts I told him. I taiked prac j tically all the time and gave him my reasons and proof of my charges for ? a severance of diplomatic relations ' with Mexico. "The President asked me when the DERANGED MIND LED TO TRAGEDY Strong Believed to Have Been Affected by Pneu monia Attack. ! Passaic. Dec. 5.?A mental derange ment. brought on from an attack of pneumonia, from which he suffered in July is believed today to have led to the- murder, by Mason R. Strong, early Wednesday morning, of his wife and eldeat daughter. Strong, after slaying them with an axe. j wounded his tfwo younger daughters 1 and then slashed himself to death I with a razor. j The Rev. Willard Dayton Brown. pastor of the North Reformed I <*hurch. of which Strong mas an el i der and deacon for several years, , said today that during Mr. Strong's ["illness he was deranged and several [ times was on the verge of violence. The murder remained undiscovered for tm-o days mhile tm*o of the wound ed little girls moved about the home in a daze. The only son lay uncon scious. hi* skull fractured, on the floor of his room The boy, Nathaniel, is still in an unconscious condition in the General Hospital, and no hope Is held out for his recovery. The tmo girls are also in the hospital. but neither has been able to talk about the tragedy. William F. (laston. attorney for Strong, whom the latter visited on Monday night, declined to say today the nature of the conversation he had with his client. OBEY ORDER TO END ITALY'S BIG STRIKE Rome, Dec. 5.?The order for discon tinuation of t he general strike c*ll?d following the opening of the Parlia ment has been generally obeyed. Strik ers have resumed work here and in the other towns affected. :>hoi> ewiLY ' r ^ But 16 SHOPPING DAYS iCHRlSTIi A? BETTER QET THAT GIFT FOR UHClE. HENRY I OPAV^ Foreign Relations Committee wai t? meet again on the revolution, and 1 told him Monday morning. I aseumi that we will hear from him by thai time. He had no comment to make on either the rrsolution or the fact* laid before him. He gave me no in timation of what he would do." * Last night Senator Kail cent to tht White House the data requested bj the President. The Senator from New % CONTINUED on page two. WET AND WHITE CHRISTMAS WISH At Least Rep. Gallivan Is Working Toward 'Wet' End in House. An old-fashioned "wet and whit*?* Christ ma*! This waa the fervent hop* spring ing from the breast of Pepre??enta live Jam-.* A. Gallivan. of Massa* chusetts. last niaht. Almanac experts wh?? bas?* theii J prognostications on other thins: 1 than scientific instrument* us?d bj T I'ncle Sam's Weather Run-au al i ! ready are predicting snow for tht I Tub-tide season. And now come* along the Massa i chusetts Representative with ac j effort to start the legislative ma I chinery moving towards the r*leas? of John Barleycorn in tim^ to en liven the festivities. Mr. Gallivan secured from Ohalf* man Haugen. of the House Agricul ture Committee, an asre^ment to cali a meeting of the committee for IV cember 10 to consider a request fot hearing* on the Gallivan bill to repea' war-time prohibition. Once hearing? are granted, the Massachusetts mem ber believes he can supply amplo rea son why the ban should be lifted. Pointing out that the objects for which the emergency act wa* passed j have been accomplished and the j treaty situation indicate* no hope of i relief from that quarter. Mr. Galli* ( van said: j "I am informed by hiah officials In 'the Treasury Department. *ho ought \ to know. that unless war prohibition ' is repealed in the very near future. , the government stands to lose j OOG.OOO in direct returns to the Inter 1 nal Revenue Department, in addition ; to many other unknown millions which would be p*id to the govern ! ment in the shape of income taxea, excess profits taxes, etc. SOCIETY LEADER SUES FOR DIVORCE ' Cincinnati. Ohio. Dec. X ?Mrs Julius Fleischmann. society leader, today ' started divorce proceedings against i her husband, multi-millionaire banker. ; American whisky and yeast magnate, i political leader, former mayor, globe ; trotter and sportsman. Mrs. Fleisch mann alleges abandonment and th? desire to be free to marry another. A ? demand for aeveral million dollars J alimony will probably be made, it ; was reported tonight. Camp Meade Soldiers May Serve on Border | The Seventeenth Infantry, at Camp | Meade, m ill receive orders to go to Columbus. X. Mex.. according to re ! pots. The regiment. It Is understood, will 'do service along the Mexican border. | Th* Seventeenth Infantry has been at Camp Meade since July. 1918. ! Twq battalions of the Twelfth 1? fantry comprise the garrison of Camp Meade wRh the Seventeenth. Cmr of M. C. ? CoBuw. , An automobile belonging to Rep resentative Melvtn O. Mclaughlin, of Nebraska, collided at Eleventh street and Maryland avenue north east. last night, with a (Ire engirt* of the Tenth onirtne company. t*oih cat and rag in* opt* dama**4.