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NO. 4T89
THE WASHINGTON HERALD
THE MORNING PAPER
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WASHINGTON. D. a. MONDAY. DECEMBER 8. 1919.
ONE CENT SJS
PLAN TO END
COAL STRIKE
KEPT VEILED
Officials Refuse to Reveal
Details of President's Pro
posal to Be Submitted to
Miners at Indianapolis
Meeting Tomorrow.
fVANT "OPEN MINDS"
TO RECEIVE SCHEME
jovernment's Position on
14 Per Cent Wage In
crease Will Be Adhered
To?Operators Reiterate
They Will Stand By U. S.
? i
Interest in the coal situation is
:entere<! today on the terms of'the
proposal which the President has
made for the settlement of ** ??
strike.
Government officials who werv In
i position to know something about
he President's plan to bring about
peace in the coal industry yester
day observed the closest secrecy
~?*garding it.
At the Department of Justice it
*as said that no statement would
3e mad- in addition to the brief
>ne given out announcing that the
Resident's proposal would be sub
mitted to the meeting of the
niners* representatives in lndianap
tiis tomorrow afternoon.
It was said that the President's plan
would not be made public until after
t had been presented to the miners,
rhe reason for this it is understood.
that the Government desires that
he chances of its success should not
^>e endangered by letting it become
known before Acting President I^ewis
*nd Secretary Green had a chance to
urge Its acceptance by the miners.
Wants Ula+ra' - Miadi Opea."
It is the Government's idea that the
minds of the miners and others con
cerned should receive the proj>osal in
an open, receptive manne.-. ruch as
might not be the case should the Pres
dents suggestion be debated before
hand. and oportunity be slven for op
posing forces to work against it.
Wile the details of the President's
Dlan were not given out. Government
officials stated that the Government's
-KMltion on the l? per ceat wage ?.n
rrease would >e maintain/^. But cn
?he other hand it was sa'd that the
miners wil be given a pledge that the
F'resident would appoint a commission
o investigate the various elements of
?he coal controversy with the under
standing that the miners would be
xiven a further increase if the findings
warranted it.
Operate^ to Rack t\ S.
The operators said yesterday that
hey would stand by the government
n whatever arrangement was effect
ed at the Indianapolis meeting. They
?eferred to the'r previous declara
ions to the effect that they would
ucept any solution of the coal crisis
irrlved at by the government.
Attorney General Palmer left Wash
n;cton last night for Indianapolis to
ittend the miners' meeting. It is un
l? rstood that he went as the Presi
l*nt's representative, and that if the
?evasion require* it he will appear In
?erson before the miners to set forth
he government's position as em
?raced in the President's offer of
e:tlement.
Acting President I,ewis and Secre
sry Green of the L'nited Mine Work
ers also left for Indianapolis yester
iay. They have promised to urge
?ersonally and officially upon the min
ers' representatives the acceptance of
he President's proposal.
Fuel Administrator Garfield said
'esterday that he had nothing new
o give out on the coal situation. It
? certain, however, that even if a
?.etllement is reached in Indianapolis
he Fuel Administration will have to
naintain its control of prices for
;ome time to come. The Railroad
Vdministration will also maintain its
crip on distribution until the shortage
?f coal is a danger of the past.
AT WASHINGTON
THEATERS
Shubert-Garrick?"She Walk
ed in Her Sleep."
Poli's?"The Passing Show."
N ational?"Flo-Flo."
Shubert-Belasco ? "The Man
Who Came Back."
Crandall's Metropolitan
Pauline Frederick in "The
Loves of Letty."
Moore's Rialto?Mary Pick
ford in "Heart o' the Hills."
Loews Palace?Ethel Clay
ton in "More Deadly Than
the Male."
Moore's Garden?"Male and
Female."
Moore's Strand?Frank Mayo
in "The Brute Breaker."
Loew's Columbia?William S.
Hart in "John Petticoat*."
Cosmos ? Continuous vaude
ville and pictures,
Crandall's Knickerbocker ?
Pauline Frederick in "The
Loves of Letty."
B. F. Keith's?Vaudeville.
Crandall's?Frank Keenan in
"The World Aflame."
Gayety ? Burlesque; "Lew
Kelly."
'* Lyceum ? Burlesque; "The
Lid Lifters."
The Coliseum?Roller Skat
ing.
"Passing Show"
Fails to "Pass"
0 ?
'
A capacity audience at Poli.sThe-j
I ate/ was dismissed last night when
; officials of the District Are depart
| ment refused to permit a perform
ance of "The Pawing Show of
| 1918" because certain scenery failed
to meet the requirements of the
Are laws.
The company had been rushed
here from Cleveland on a special
train at a cost of $3,000 and every
! seat in the theater and all avail
able standing room were occupied
when the management reluctantly
announced at 9 p. m. that no per
formance ?was possible until the
i scenery in dispute conformed to
j District regulations.
The management contended that
j the settings had met the rigid re
I quirements of Chicago, Cleveland
and other cities where the show
i has played and much of it was the
j same as struck for previous per
! formances in Washington. The ftre
I department authorities were ob
! durate, howler, contending that
j further flreprooftng would be re
| quired before the curtain could ring
up.
The audience had its money re
funded for1 tickets although many,
exchanged their seats for later per
formances. It was annonuced that
the regular performances will bej
given beginning tonight.
The special train which brought!
the company and scenery herefrom
Cleveland was the last one that
will be granted to theatrical com-]
panies until conditions created by|
the fuel famine become normal.
MEXICAN ACTION
| EXPECTED TODAY
Fall Memo to Be Made Pub
lic by Author, He
Asserts.
The entire Mexican situation is ex
pected to crystallize before toni*ht.
1 Official action will be forthcomi?g
from three competent sources. Tbese
are:
! 1. The President who, it is believed,
will outline to the Senate today his
views on how the present crisis be
tween the United States and Mexico
ehoyd be mit.
2. The Senate Foreign Relations
Committee, which will meet this
j morning to hear the President's views
! and to decide whether or not to take
action on the resolution introduced
by Senator Fall. New Mexico. Thts
resolution calls for the withdrawal of
recognition from Carranxa and the
severance of diplomatic relations.
3. The Stale Department, which is
expected to be in receipt of the re
ply of the Carranxa government to
[the American request for the release
of William O. Jenkins. American
| consular agent at Puebla. Mexico.
The department holds that, technical
ly. he is still under arrest.
The President is expected to sus
tain the State Department's opin
ion of the Fall resolution. This
opinion, voiced by Secretary Lan
sing when he was before the Senate
Foreign Relations Comittee. was
j that the resolution should not be
i passed at this time.
Senator Fall, who was chairman
of the subcommittee that called
on the President Friday to pre
sent new evidence to him of Mex*
ico's duplicity, had not heard from
the White House yesterday and for
this reason he deemed it inadvis
able to make public the memor
andum which he prepared and sent
to the President. It will be made
public today at al! events.
iFirm to Make 20,000
Automobiles a Year
Birmingham. Eng.. Dec. 7.?One
of the chief motor construction
companies of this country having
increased its capital to $15,000,(100
is reorganizing and extending its
work with a view to the mass pro
duction of three models, a light
! car. a touring car and a six-cylin
jder car. It is planned to turn out
j 20.000 cars each year.
"Bootiet," Frit
And States
"Bootie" is dead.
The little gray-and-white feline mas
cot of the National Theater, once the
pet of the brightest lights of the
theatrical world, met his death yes
terday morning, under the heels of a
careless pedestrian.
Te pedestrian very likely kicked the
body aside with a banal remark, and
went his way. unmindful of the void J
he left In the hearts of those who
knew ''Bootie".
The aged door-keeper at the National
sniffled suspiciously as he said:
"We won't be the only ones who
will miss old 'Bootie'. Everybody who
came here petted 'Bootie*. It would
take me a long time to tell how many
friends that little cat had. Otis Skin
ner. ?Dare' Warfield. Ethel Barrymore
?oh. I couldn't say how many friends
he had.
Tha chorus girls used, to bring
TWO ARE KILLED
AS MOTORCYCLE
IS HIT BY AUTO
I ?
E. C. Stubblefield and L. A.
G)st, Washingtonians,
Are Victims.
POLICE SEEK DEATH CAR
i Lighter Vehicle Sideswiped
By Speeders Near Camp
Humphreys.
Two Washington men are dead at
Camp Humphreys, Va., today as the
result of an automobile accident yes
I terday afternoon on a road close to
the camp.
I The dead are:
I L. A. Cost, 3028 G street northwest.
Edward C. Stubblefield, 2112 F street
northwest.
The accident occurred shortly after
3 o'clock, according to the police.
Cost and Stubblefleld were riding a
motorcycle when an automobile, whose
occupants are not known to the police,
sped by at a terrific rate of speed,
hurling the smaller vehicle into a
ditch at the side of the road.
A. H. Dion, of Alexandria, and
others witnessed the accident at a
distance. They ran to help the in
jured men. Cost and Stubblefleld
were lifted from the debris of the
I motorcycle, placed in an automobile
and rushed to the hospital at Camp
Humphreys.
I Cost died before his arrival at the
j hospital. Stubblefleld, who received
a fractured skull, jaw and leg, died
at 7:05 o'clock last night.
J. W. Stubblefield, father of one
of the victims of the accident, lives
j at Pampa, Va. He wa8 notified of
J his son's death, an also was Lester
Stubblefleld, brother of the dead
j man, and a student at Maryland Ag
j ricultural College, at College Park.
Md.
Cost lived at Hagerstown. Md. His
family was informed of the fatal
accident by the poiice.
t Efforts are being made by the
j Washington *"4 Virginia police to
ji/ace ttre nutdmobile.
'LIKENS IRELAND'S
PLIGHT TO KOREA'S
"?There will never be peace In the
East as long as 20,000.000 Koreans are
held under the bondage of Japanese
rule," declared Kiusic Kimm, com
missioner to America and Europe for
the Republic of Korea, in addressing
i a meeting of the Friends of Irish
I Freedom last night at Wl K street
I northwest.
| Mr. Kimm pointed out the similarity
| of Korea's political condition with that
of Ireland, declaring that the aims
! for which they struggle and sufTer
|are identical.
I "The struggle in Korea is of inter
jest to all." he continued, "as it
! threatens world peace."
i The Rev. John V. Murphy, of
'Georgetown University, spoke of the
; ties that bind Ireland and the United
States and said that the struggle be
: tween Ireland and England was not
j to be considered as a religious ques
i tion of any kind.
A. L. THURMAN RESIGNS
HIS GOVERNMENT POST
' A. L. Thurman has resigned his po
I sition as Assistant Secretary of Com
j mcrce and Solicitor of that Depart
? ment. The resignation wiU become
! effective on December 13. after which
Mr. Thurman will practice law in
Washington.
Soon after the Wilson administra
tion was inaugurated, Mr. Thurman
accepted the solicltorshlp of the De
partment of Commerce. Mr. Red
i field, former secretary of the aepart
! ment. later made him an assistant
j and intrusted to him some of the
i most important work of the office.
I Mr. Thurman is a resident of Co-*
| lumbus, Ohio.
znd of Actors
men, Is Killed
| him little things to eat from the
hotels. They Just loved that cat.
"I rememberxone night." and the
old fellow chuckled, reminlscently.
?* 'Bootle* got hold of a mouse some
where around the theater. He
didn't do a thing but bring it on
the stage and frighten the girls
into flts.
"Another night 'Rootle' jumped
into the President's box. when he
was at the show. The President
smiled at 'Bootie* and petted him."
The old door-keeper sighed.
" 'Bootie* knew the ins and outs
of every theater In Washington
He used to go around to each of
them every night, to see the show. I
Many's the time he used to walk
on the stage. Just as if he owned
,L
"Well, cata may enno and cata
?nay tut. but thara'll ntrtr ba we i
Ilka -Bootla.'"
ANNOUNCEMENT
I have sold the controlling interest of The Washington Herald which 1 purchased on
October J. 1913.
It was my intention at that time to live in Washington and to spend a week of each
month in New York, supervising my printing plant and the McClure Newspaper Syndicate. 1
accordingly joined several local associations?the Board of Trade, Chamber of Commerce, Com
mercial Club, University Gub and the Harvard Club.
Just as I was completing negotiation* for a home in Chevy Chase I was made an offer
to go with Harper & Brothers, of which I am President and Treasurer, that it was impossi
ble in justice to myself not to accept, and my plans had to be changed.
1 have never believed in non-resident ownership and management, and I regret in many,
many ways that 1 could not conduct The Herald as 1 originally planned.
The Herald has always been independent and fair. It has had its ups and downs, but it
has never sacrificed its news or editorial columns for the purpAse of financial gain.
It has always been behind every measure that would reflect good on the community. Alone
it secured, a raise in pay for government employes after other papers in Washington had
failed over a period of fifty years.
The Herald was responsible for the defeat of the Borland Amendment, which, if it had
become a law, would have forced government employes to work an hour longer each day.
The war record of the paper is most enviable. Never has there been the slightest hint of
anything but intense Americanism connected with it. During the war it gave more space to
Liberty Loan, Red Cross and other patriotic drives than any other newspaper in Washington.
In two War Savings Stamp contests it turned over to the Government $358,000, more than
double the amount raised by any other Washington newspaper.
During the past year The Herald has shown a greater percentage of circulation and ad
vertising gain than any paper in America. Both circulation and advertising have doubled.
It is with regret that I cease my association with The Herald staff. To their loyalty and
effort is due every bit of the growth of the paper. If they serve their new employers as they
did me The Herald is destined to go much higher on the ladder of clean journalism.
I am confident the men taking over the paper. Walter S. Rogers. Herman Suter, Charles R.
Crane. Julius H. Barnes. Herbert Hoover and their associates will produce a paper of which
Washington will be proud. Both the men who will be in charge. Mr. Rogers and Mr. Suter,
have had a wide newspaper experience. Mr. Suter, whom I have known for years, is well known
in Washington, where for several years he was engaged in newspaper work.
C. T. BRAINARD.
POLICE HOLD SIX I
FORM. THEFTS;
| BOOTY, $30,000{
i
Arrests Follow Discovery of
Wholesale Robberies At
Terminal.
Following on the heels of the dis
covery by American Railway Express j
official* of a systematic robbery of
cars in the Washington Terminal
yards six persons are held under
bonds here in connection with the
robbery, and more than $12,000 in mer
chandise has been recovered.
John F. Costello, special agent of
the express company, and Detectives
? Wilson and Emanuel, of the Sixth
Precinct, arrested three terminal em
ployes and two persons otherwise em
ployed yesterday on charges of grand
| larceny and receiving stolen goods.
| Those held by the police are.
I Harry B. Beavers, 34 K street north
west; grand larceny: $5,000 bond.
Thomas P. Mobley, 101? Seventh
street southeast: grand larceny.
| $1,500 bonds.
Edward Burgee. 409 G street
{northwest; receiving stolen goods,
i Leslie L*. Combs. 1350 Brentwood
road northeast; grand larceny. $3.0Uu
bonds.
Charles C. Thiel. 211 K street
northeast: receiving stolen goods,
$l.00'0 bonds.
Mrs. Sarah Miller. 511 Columbia
road northwest; receiving stolen
goods, $3,000 bonds.
All but Mrs. Miller and Burgee are1
employes of the terminal company.
Mrs. Miller, Combs and Burgee last
night furnished bail at the Sixth
Precinct station, and were released,
j The others are held in default of
j bonds.
According to Costello. the entire
theft amounted to more than $>0,000
in clothing and various other articles
of merchandise. Almost half of this
has been recovered by the police.
"Beavers, who was arrested last
Friday, is the ringleader of the
gang," Costello declared last night.
"He is supposed to have stolen more
than $8,0C0 worth of the goods. Some
of this he passed on to Mrs. Miller.
"After a large amount of goods in
I process of shipment were found to
be disappearing. Wilson. Emanuel
and myself became suspicious of
some of the men working at the
yards.
"We found that they, having access
to the cars, took advantnge of the
opportunity to get aa much as they
could carry away each day. This had
been going on for five months before
the arrests were made."
Bufgee, Costello said, received a
number of cocaine and morphine out
flts from persons connected with the
theft. Fur coats, dressea. ties, shirts,
suits and every imaginable class of
shipped goods were stolen fiom the
cars. Then men working on the cise
found the purloined gooda disposed
of in various places throughout
Washington.
How much further the arm of the
law wHl reach in this particular in
stance could not be determined def
initely last night. It was said, how
ever. that more arrests and the dis
covery of more of the ?tt>len good*
were likely to occur in the next few
days.
Will Exploit Africai Oil Fields.
Paris, Dec. 7?The French govern
ment, it was announced today, 1? pre
paring to exploit the tremendous oil
fields recently discovered- in Morocco
In thm DJettei Tel fat revkm.
i
Wales Is to Wed
British Peeress,
Is London Report
London. Dec. 7.?Intense specula
tion is being: indulged in by court
circle? today as a result of the re
port that the Prince of Wales is to
wed a daughter of the Duke of
Devonshire, and that the king will
shortly announce tli^ engagement.
It is presumed" tJM young peeress
In question is\?Acftr Blanche, who is
21 years of age. -Next in age comes
Lady Dorothy, who is 19. The prince
Is approaching the age of 26.
British court circles have been
convinced right along that the idea
of the prince marrying an American
girl or a European princess is out of
th*? question.
Th?? Duke of Devonshire has been
governor general of Canada since
1916.
GAMBLE WITH
DEATH ON LAKES
Heavy Freight Rates and
Bonuses to Sailors Are
Will-o'-the-Wisps.
Duluth. Dec. 'The I<akes are tak
ing their annual toll of men and ships.
The worst of the fall gales thqs far
swept three vessels to destruction in
Lake Superior.
The death list, by the time naviga
tion closes early in December, will
probably total two score or more.
And this promises to be a mild year!
Templed by Money.
i Heavy freight rates obtainable near
the close of the season on cargoes of
grain and ore induce owners to send
out vessels so >ong as there is a fight
ing chance of their making the trip.
Bonuses are offered to sailors and
I the call of adventure tempts them to
I sign on when they know that the
i chances are against them if a gale
I arises.
| They are assigned by the owners.
| The captains have little choice ana
| they stick by Uieir commands until
I the season closes.
Hours are precious as the days of
navigation draw to a close, and storm
signals are frequently ignored.
\ -
Many deeds of heroism, and many
tragedies, taking place in the lonely
places of l*ake Superior, are never
half told.
Dark Water. Hide Tragedlea.
Sometimes the full account of a ves
sel's loss Is not gathered until she has
been missing for weeks. Frequently
ther* are no survivors and only frag
ments of wreckage fo tell the story.
When the steamer H. E. Runnels
went ashore at Grand Marais, it hap
pened that the United States subma
rine chaser No. 43$ was in shelter In
the harbor. Benjamin Trucsdale. keep
er of the Grand Marais life-saving sta
tion. was III. But with the 49 was
Keeper John Anderson of the Chi
cago life-saving crew. He led the
rescue work, and the life-savers, sail
ors from the sub-chaser and local fish
ermen took off the crew after five
hours of#peiiious striving.
The rescued men were helples* from
exposure and the wreck was coated
deep with ice.
Grand Idarais us forty miles from a
railroad.
Although Lake Superior, with its
lent; stretches of uninhaMta>:)e shore
and l*s steep cliffs, is regarded as the
most treacherous of the lakes, wrecks
occur in all pi them. In 191*. one gale
cost four vessels and fifty-four lives
in T*ka Erie.
SECOND NAVY :
STANDARD TO i
r STAY, U.S. PLAN,1
?????
Daniels' Report Shows Sea
j Force Inferior to.Eng- j
land Alone.
i The Unitnl state. Xavy ,mer(:ed
' * l"1' W;*r incomparably
, on T; " "hiP'- """ "nd
" "" ,han ?">? tor*ign n.tioil- el.
;cep. England, which hold, the ?r.t
Place, according t? Secretary Dan
I, * hls annual report made pub
lic yesterday.
j On that point Mr. Daniela says-I
! The organization of the fleet in
1WO grand divisions give, us .^i,, !
, defer,e i? Pac|fic w#|| ^ J
: Atlantic With battle,hip, ml
service equal to or superior to any
now in commission. si* huge battle I
t cruisers and twelve battleahip, un
der construction. , number of them
. larger than any now in commission,
j ?? be armed with 16-inch gun,, more
powerful than any now afloat, the
j navy i, pressing forward to greater
j things, justifying j? pe.ee and in
war the country, firm confidence
j in it, 'first line of defense.- -
Xavy Xo? to -Co gtale."
It is pointed out that a,, after
every war. navies have "gone stale."
jthc Navy Department, by creating
| the two great fleets for the two
| oceans has prevented such a con
?dition. but. on the contrary. a spirit
?f rivalry for ex.-ellcnee. They have !
I been so constituted that they can
be brought together with corre
sponding units through ,he Panama
, (-anal whenever ordered.
j ' Each fleet." Mr. Daniels says, "i,
at all time, within supporting dis
tance of the other and all the ship,
| of bo'h could combine into one fleet
j before an enemy conld. in any im
tportant strength. attack either
j coast."
Mr. Daniels emphasise* two great
I feature, of the work of the navy
j w ithin the past year. One of these
| was its work in aiding in the trans
portation home of 2.000.000 men aftet
jthe armistice. November 11. 1918.
J "To accomplish this." he says,
j "every available merchant vessel
jwa, converted for transport service,
every suitable man-of-war was util
, ired as a transport, and toward the
;end of the undertaking we used a
j number of German vessels, which
j were turned over to us by agree
j ment."
Man Power lieduced.
I When this was done, the navy
(went on as tapidly as possible with
I its demobilisation, so that, accord
ling to the report, "the navy's man
! power has been reduced from over
500,000 to 132/000. Of the 300.000
naval reserve, all but 1,800 officers
' nd 4,700 men have been released
J from active duty." Hundreds of
ships during this process have been
'returned to their owners, while
many ships had to be placed out of
; commission. Notwithstanding the
'demobilization ther are now twice
?as many men In the navy as there
j were on January 1, 1917. the yea.
I the United States entered the war.
A spectacular feat of the navy wa*
the trans-Atlantic flight of a navy
aeroplane, the first which crossed
from the United States to Europe.
This was followed by the Enirllsn
j feat of sending over a dirigible.
continued on nam rim
jScores Near Death
As Express Jumps
Track After Crash
i
CAMP MEIGS SOLDIER
ACCIDENTALLY SHOT
Private L?stma Orpxman. CaiuaJ
Company, Q. M. C.. assigned to Camp
Meigs. was accidentally shot in the
stomach in one of the barrack? yes
terday morning:.
Officer# in charge at Camp Meifs
stated last nigh* that the shoot ins
was accidental. Orpxman was ruahed
to Walter Reed Hospital shortly aft*r
the accident. but army surgeons at
that institution declined lsst night to
state his condition.
ANOTHER"ORGY"
FOR BALTIMORE
City as Wide Open as Eyes
Of Deacons Who Saw
Aphrodite.
Baltimore. Md.. Dec- 7. 1919.?Balti
more again refused to be pious today.
The ukase of the grand Jury, enforc
ing the blue laws which somebody
deviled In the sixteenth century, was
utterly ignored.
The city was as wide open as the
eyes of the deacons who saw Aphro
dite. |
Nearly two hundred summonses were
issued against the wicked and dia
bolical persons who sold ice cream
and cigars, and who polished the
shoes of the ungodly. These unfortun
ates. however, kept on selling, in de
fiance of the possibility of being
thrown into tke lions* den at Druid
HUl Park, or being burned at the
stake.
Every policeman was a Hawkshaw
today, arrying a savage note book
and a sinister pencil, and writing down
mysterious things about the folks who
bought and sold.
Everywhesa the laws were defied,
twd it 1ft now up u> the grftad Jury k
dispose of the case# that the sum
monses will develop. No violation
was overlooked, even the sale of bread
salt and pepper. Te majority of of
i fenders were bootblacks, bakers and
1 druggists.
Mails Dog 220 Miles,
Stamps Stuck On Ears
1 San Francisco.--Even a pup may
I need a change of climate.
And a long train journey might
j be particularly pleasant to him.
| especially if the c hildren at home
! are petting him against the grain
j or have worn him ragged tying
| ribbons to his tail.
! Of course it is expensive to give
? him the vacation at tourist rates.
But he might be ser.t through the
! mail by parcel post. Perhaps by
' sticking a stamp on his ear or tail
i he could go most anj-where.
j Now just such a thing did happen
I up at Winters, Cal. Up there a
| mongrel pup was clipped into the
1 mails and reached Elmer Crews in
! Hayfork. Trinity County. 220 miles
i away.
| The dog was re< ogni*e<*. as flrst
class mail for three days, but en
I Joyed all the privilege# of live
stock. He was ffd. watered fcnd
' petted the entire distance,
i According to regulations, pups
j either travel in baggage cars or
ladies* laps, the mails being re
served lor queen bee* and day-old
! chicks.
His fare was 35 c*nt* tr. postage
We Hive St?ed One for You.
Anticipating the heavy de
mand for papers containing the
first lesson in The W ashing
ton H-rald*# complete Civil
Service Coaching Course printed
yesterday, we have laid aside a
few extra copies for those per
son# who were unable to get ft
copy at their newsstands yester
! day. Geography is the subject
of this first lesson and those
who Intend to follow this vltal
j !y int?*-esting educational fea
ture ar- advised to avail them
selves of it in order that they
can save the entire set during
the fourteen weeks it will run
in the columns of The Wash
ington Herald.
Italy to tad Bread Ration.
I Rom*. Dec. 5. ? Bread and m?ca
nni cards will be abolished before
Christmas, according to a govern
ment announcement, and after that
time only sugar will be dispensed by
the card system. Italy is the lsst of
the allies to abandon bread cards.
shop e*Riy
GEE \ Sonly
1 S DAYS
'TO GCT*
CHRISTMAS
PRESENTS
ANO PONT
RDRGC.T
?lottM y.
| P. R. R. Train Derailed
Near Bergies StatioA
When It Hits Auto, Killing
Minister at Wheel?Many.
Washingtonians Have
Close CU.
Scores of Washingtonians. includ
ing a number of members of Com
press. narrowly escaped death Uu
last night when train No. 129. %
I Pennsylvania express from Ne
York to Washington, was derailed at
Bengies Station. near Gunpov
River.
The train jumped the track after
ft had crashed into an automobile
'driven by the Rev. William H. Dell,
[retired Methodist Episcopal clerjjr
I man. and ground him to death.
K. D. Adkins, the engineer of tfea
j derailed express train, mas the osftT
local man injured. He lives In 8t
Klmo. Va. Adkins' right leg was dis
| located.
| According to eye witnesses wh<
rived In the Union Station after i
night, the engine of the express wag
thrown from the tracks after itf
wheels had become clogged with ttoe.
motor of the Rev. Dell's automobile,
carrying four car* of the train with It.
The ill-fated express was due to ar
rive In Washington at 1<?:40 o'clock.
While the passengers ??n tha train
were badly shaken up none of them |
was seriously injured and they all j
took advantage of the relief train
sent out from Baltimore.
Those destined for the National
| Capital arrived in the I'nion Station
about 1 o'clock this morning.
Railroad officials said that the !
tracks where the accident occurred
were torn up for at least half a |
mile, and that it will take several
days to replace them properly, la
I the meantime all Pennsylvania
travel from New York and neigk*
j boring cities to Baltimore and
4 Washington iff being diverted to the
* Baltimore and Ohio lines.
The Rev. William H. Dell, wha
was instantly killed when the ex- i
press train hit his automobile, was
; returning from Essex, Md.. v.'here he
I had just preached a sermon. He
was the only occupant of the auto
, mobile.
WHO WILL WEAR
EMMA'S CROWN?
j
Red Leadership Narrows to
Gurley Flvnn and Mary
Fitzgerald.
New York. Dec. 7. ? "Red Emma"
queen of anarchists, is about to be de
ported to Russia. Who will inherit
he- red crown, or will there be a re
gency ?
Candidates for Kmma's ermine ap
parently have narrowed to two. It de
j veloped tonight ? Elisabeth Gurley
' Flynn. I. W. W. leader, and Mary
; Eleanor Fitxgerald. former Goldman
IBcrkman associate And judging from
the fact that Miss Fitxgerald is an
J out and out advocate of anarchism.
while Miss Flynn preachfes pure h
? W.-ism, radicals favor Miss Fitxgerald
' But whether the honors go to Miss
! Fitzgerald or to Miss Flynn. it will
j mark a decidedly new epoch in
American radicalism for both women
are American born.
Radical meeting places. Bolshevik
coffee houses on the East side, ani
the salons of the "parlor Socialist*' In
the more fashionable sections of the
city, tonight buxxed with no other
theme than:
"The Queen is soon to be gone. L>ong
live the queen!"
But who. what woman in America
was to inherit the regal purple of ultra
radical thought, and the crown of an
archistic leadership since the most
sanguine radicals are conceding there
is little hope the Goldman-Berk man
appeals against deportation will have
any success.
Rose Pastor Stokes? In the words
of Hypolite Havel, who writes la
I troductions to Emma Goldman's
|books:
! "Bah! Rose Is a ballroom Bol
! shevlk !**
Mollie Steimer. the girl radical,
now in Blackwclls Island jail?
Mollie. radicals say. is too >oung
\ to wear with proper dimity tha
j red robe and the crimson crown.
I Stella Comyn Ballantine. niece of
' Emma Goldman? Every anarchist
! in the country 1s horror stricken
J at the thought. Stella Ballantine.
j although she calls herself anar
1 chist. has ripped the most rigorous
| rule of the red religion to rags.
| For Stella married?legally mar
ried. mind you?one Ted Ballantine.
now acting with John Barrymora
in The Jest.**
It looks as if the Misers Flynn
Iand r*ttsg^rald?bath of them ef
lrtafc-American stock?have a clear
field and a toe start. i

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