/ X TT~
wkadtar rtm war* of kla
political faith, yea im?nt fan tc womrto*
h^? aworr afhr raadla? hi* laMara to hU
, TH** ?PMar arary morn in,
Democratic Senator An
nounces Himself Ready
? For Peace at Any Price to
Restore World to Normal
I ? 1
CLAIMS BUSINESS OF
COUNTRY IS MENACED
Hitchcock's Opponent for
Leadership, Who Stood
For Unreserved Ratifica
tion, Will Support Resolu
? tion Ending War.
A statement yesterday by Sen
ator Oscar Underwood, of Ala
bama, gave considerable impetus
to the movement to let the peace
'treaty stay dead and establish
peace with Germany by means
?of a Congressional resolution.
Brnmlm+mm la Bad Way.
Senator Underwood declared himself
fur peace at any price. He will take
(he treaty with mild reservation* if
h* can get it, or he will take the
treaty without the league of nations
covenant. If unable to get either of
them, he ia willing to support the
Knox resolution declaring that peace
?with Germany is an exiating fact
More than that. Senator Underwood
came squarely Into the open as the
willing leader of a revolt of Demo
cratic Senators against the Presi
dent's mandate that there must be
no compromise cn the treaty ques
Senator Underwood is firmly of the
opinion that If peace is not quickly
established the business of the coun
try will be In a bad way. But al
though he stood from the first for
unreserved ratification of the peace
treaty and all that It containa. he is
awake to the reaJisatfcat that ratifica
tion Of the kfnd deAred and demand
ed by (fte Pi uKbiU aannot be ?b
| talaed- Therefore, bm la willing to
go to any lengths to bring - about a
Compromise and make peace possible.
YThe Senator said:
?The reaction of the Senate's failure
to do anything on the treaty is now
being clearly seen throughout the
country. The people want peace, and
there must be peace. My first posi
tion was one of supporting unre
served ratification, but as we cannot
have that. It Is the Senate's duty to
CO.VnXTJgD ON PA.GB THRE.E
REFUSE OUTSIDE AID
IN RETURNING DEAD
The War Department has rejected
the offers of various citizens to as
sist In the bringing home of their
dead relatives from the battlefields
The refusal of the department to
i allow civilians to assist is based
largely on the opinion of Gen.
March, chief of staff, who announced
tire decision yesterday. His order
Jys: "In order that in the return
Of the dead no unfair discrimination
may result against those relatives
who are of limited financial means.
Individual requests of the character
mentioned will uniformly be re
fuged. except where relatives desire
to permanently inter the bodies of
their dead in cemeteries of their
own choice within the boundaries of
Shubert-Belaaco ? "Carnival,"
with Godfrey Tearle.
National?Mrs. Fiske in "Mis'
Nelly of N' Orleans."
Moore's Rialto?Mary Pick
ford in "Heart o' the Hills."
Loew's Palace?Robert War
wick in "An Adventure in
Craadall's Metropolitan ?
Eocene O'Brien in "Sealed
Moore's Garden ? "Krery
Moore's Strand ? "Desert
Loew's Columbia ? Hobart
Bosworth in "Behind the
Cosmos ? Continuous vaude
ville and pictures.
Craadall's Knickerbocker ?
Mabel Normand in "Jinx."
B. P. Keith's?Vaudeville.
ia The Isle of Conquest."
^Gayety ? Burlesque; "Step
! The ColiMwn?Roller Skat
- Blame Laid at
Responsibility Is Placed by
Longworth During De
bate on McNary Bill.
Reponslbillty for the present
shortage and rfeing price of sugar
was laid squarely before the door
of the White House yesterday. The
President had the power to prevent
! both but he failed to act.
This was the charge made on the !
floor of the House by Represent a-'
tlve Longworth of Ohio, during the
debate on the McNary bill for the
continuation of the United States
I Sugar Equalisation Board and the
| purchase of the current Cuban
j sugar crop to relieve the existing
i shortage and reduce the price of
1 sugar in thla country.
The bill, which was passed by the
| Senate last week, was reported out
j yesterday by the House Agricul
tural (Committee. One amendment
was offered. This wa? to permit
the Equalization Board to retain all
ita war powers for the purchase,
licensing and distribution of sugar,
which had been eliminated by the
The committee's action was taken
on the recommendation of George
A. Zabrlskie. chairman of the
The committee's report was fol
j lowed by a motion by its chairman,
i Representative Haugen of Iowa, for
J Us immediate consideration by the
j House. It was passed by a vote of
W to 34, with one member voting not
STATES IS NEAR
; E&thonia Appeals for Aid as
15 Bolshevik Divisions
Prepare for Attack.
Fifteen Bolshevik divisions ar*
about to attack thre* *s Utopian di
visions and Esthonia ha* appealed
t^ Finland for aid. according to ad
vices reaching the State Depart
Finland has replied that she must
consult the Allies before acting and
in the meantime the Bolshevik
army is pressing on into Exthonla.
In their appeal to Finland for mili
tary aid the Esthonians have point
ed out that they can resist no longer
and that if the Bolsneviks are not
stopped the Bolsheviks may capture
the Baltic provinces, take the ports
I of Keval. Riga, and Libau and es
tablish direct communication with
Some days ago the Esthonians
(were sent an ultimatum by the Bol
jsheviks demanding that Esthonia
! sever relations with the Allies and
Finland, and give free passage to
(Bolshevik troops through Esthonia.
This shows that the Bolsheviks have
determined 10 overrun the Baltio
States. The Allies have demanded
that the German army in those
States evacuate so that If the Ger
; man army will not now cooperate
! with the Allies to resist the Bolshe
Iviks there is danger that the Baltic
| States may be held by Bolsheviks
j instead of Germans.
j The operations and demands of
; the Bolsheviks on Esthonia show
| clearly that it is proposed to in
| corporate that principality tn the
J Soviet territories.
Berlin. Dec. If.?Dr. Ian Martin.
| Buenos Aires has arrived here to ne
gotiate a loan from Argentina to Ger
i many of 50.000,000 gold pesos.
? Germany intends to develop the
manufacture of agricultural machin
: ery formerly sold to Argentina4>y the
| United States, it was revealed, in the
< hope that an economic alliance could
i be made with the South American
: country, whereby Germany would be
rendered independent of other world
markets regarding cotton and wool.
Guilt in Case
Rests On Mice
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 16.?
Exhibits A and B in a court
case .here are dead mice.
The "evidence will not keep,
so the case must be hurried.
The State Food Commis
sioner a few days ago seized
some chocolate drops in a
confectionery store, alleging
they were unfit to eat. He
wished to make an analysis,
but overnight the mice ate the
evidence and expired.
Now the commissioner an
nounce* he intends to proceed
with the case with the dead
mice, a* the evidence and
prima Ucie proof of a positive
D. C. Must Press Fight
For Ballot, Says Keller
timing suffrage In the DIstrtet now.
Representative Oscar E. Keller, of
Minnesota, told membere of the Pet
worth CltliAn' Association last
night In the Petworth School, Shep
herd and Eighth streets northwest.
"I believe that they will he given
the ballot eventually." he said, "but
It will take a long and determined
He said Congress must give atten
tion to more Important national
Issues at present.
President Weatlake said messages
have been received from all over the
country congratulating the associa
tions on their success In adding new
members to their roll.
jesse C. Suter. chairman of the
NEW ON TRIAL
! Mother Sits Close by De-I
fendant as Curious
Crowd Gazes On.
! Los Angeles, Cal.. Dec. 1?.-Is Harry
New a moron?
Freda Lesser, the little girl, who
cared enough for New to risk her own I
Kood name atx) her invalid mother's ]
happiness and a peace of mind for j
his sake?did Harry New kill her in |
a fit of what the assistant district j
attorney. Mr. Keys, calls "convenient
Did Freda commit suicide and was
It the shock of her sudden and dread
ful eath before his very eyea that
made Harry New bo mad? or did
Harry New ko mad and confess that
he murdered her?
Isn't the murder murder at all when
it Is committed In the heat of passion
and not for mercenary gain?
All these interesting questions ap
pears suddenly in the New case today.
like dice from a shaken box.
Five months ago the New case was
rather a simple aafflr ids such cases |
Litte Freda Leaser wan read and
Harry New confessed that he had
New?this is quite another affair,
and from his quiet countenance and
air of composure. Harry New seems
to think so.
He slipped into the courtroom to- |
day with the light and supple step j
characteristic of him?a step that j
has in it something of the quick ,
and sinister grace of the panther i
though New himself is not at all |
Prison life seems to have agreed
I with New.
He has gained in weight, sained
in color, gained in countenance until ]
he is really rather a good-looking
fellow In a rather urban and sophis- j
He looks like a popular member or
some second or third class mandolin
and guitar club?a fellow with a quick
i ear for music?a nice taste in neck
ties and an easy-going habit of life
? that would never refuse him any
i small -gratification of his none too
There is something about him as he
sits in the court, aloof and untouched
by what goes on around him. Some- ]
how it makes you think of a child
who goes on with his own games, no
! matter what is happening of tragedy
j or farce in the room where he plays.
His mother sat close behind him?
j poor thing?a frail and broken
creature, in furs and gloves and a
I dark gown of modish pattern.
Senate Committee Headed
By Fall to Get Testi
mony on Mexico.
Hearings by the Senate investigat
ing committee on the Mexican sltua- j
tion will be transferred to the Mex
ican border shortly after the Chrlat
mas holidays. Senator Fall, chairman
of the committee, announced today.
Witnesses will be examined at No
gales, El Paso, San Antonio and other [
I places along the border.
Senator Fall will leave tomorrow I
tor his home at Three Rivers, New
Mexico, intending to spend a few |
days there before going to Nogaies. j
After going over evidence at the lat
ter place, he will proceed to EI Paso
and later to San Antonio, where the
other members of the committee. Sen
ators Brandegee and Smith, will join
Senator Fall made public his report
to the Foreign Relations Committee
at the consultations he had with Sec
retary Lansing and Ambassador
Fletcher, which led to the Introduc
tion of the resolution for ,the sever
ance of diplomatic relation*.
The slgnlflcant point brcMght out In
Senator Fall's report of the consulta
tions Is that the resolution Introduced
by him had the full endorsement of
Ambassador Fletcher, who had been
officially designated by Secretary
Lansing to confer with, Senators as to
the proper method of handling the
situation with respect to U>e Carranaa
drlva commute*. r?ported the Fodera
tlon I* planning to hold annual oleo
tlon. of officers of the association"
on the IIrat Tueadajr after the first
Monday Ht^Norember, the date of na
A resolution requeuing the paving
of Illinois avenue, from Georgia ave
nut and Longfellow street to K?cK
Creek Church road was adopted. In
conjunction with the Brlghtwood Citi
zens' Association. An endeavor has
been made to have the Community
Chorus at the Christmas eve enter
Four hundred and sixty-two new
members were admitted to the associa
tion last night. bringing the total
membership to 950.
Demand Investigation of
Alleged Leniency by Sec
retary of War.
Demand for a "show down" by the
Secretary of War on hi* attitude
toward "?lackers.* was demanded
yesterday by the American I^|l?n?
representing the great majority of
veterans of the world war.
The demand brought to light a
movement on foot In Minnesota and j
in Cdngress to demand an investlga- ]
tlon of alleged leniency on the part j
of Mr. Baker in dealing with con-1
sclentious objectors, with a request
for his resignation should the |
charges be proven.
While the American I.egion l?|
making no threats and wishes It |
distinctly understood that as a body j
It would not demand Secretary liak- j
er's resignation, it is known that j
only the firm stand of high legion
officials prevented the conference of j
State commanders. In session here.;
from adopting resolutions making j
such a request.
Senator Kellogx. of Minnesota, and;
other members ?LComws. 4?a#e
been given tl?e facts In the case.
They havi been urged to demand a
Congressional Investigation. but
have held off pending the answer
of Secretary Baker.
The case which brought about *he
demand for a "showdown" was that of
Allan S. Brums, of Minnesota. Broms,
the legion charges, had been confined
at Fort Leavenworth in the U. 8.
Disciplinary Barracks and had been
released through a mistake Proposal
to re-arrest him was blocked by the
Secretary of War.
The legion made the charge tnat
Broms. since his release, has become
"notorious for seditious utterances
against the government."
It is understood Secretary Baker
admitted knowledge of the case and
promised that Broms *ould be re
arrested and confined if it was found
upon in\ estigatlon by the Attorney
General that he was still making se
ditious utterances against the gov
The appointment of the special com
mittee to take the case up with Sec
retary Baker was the result of a
stormy meeting In executive session
of State commanders of the legion
Monday nlg'nt. It is understood that
It was first proposed by more radical
members that the legion call upon
President Wilson to ask for the resig
nation of the Secretary of War. The
proposal was debated heatedly but
wiser counsel flnaly prevailed and the
special committee was named to lay
the matter before Mr. Baker.
Edge Foreign Finance
BiD Goes to Wilson
The Senate yesterday adopted the
conference report on the Edge bill
which was recently approved by the
House. The bill now goes to the
President for signature. #
The Edge bill permits organization
of banking corporations under the
Federal Reserve Board for the pur
pose of dealing in European and oth
er foreign securities.
Anto Man to Pmoa.
Chicago, Lec. 18.?Samuel C. Pan
dolfo. former president of the Pan
Motor Company, convicted of using
the malls to defraud, was sentenced
to ten years in Leavenworth and
fined 14.000 by Judge Landis here
Jobs for "Vets"
K. C. Xmas Gift
New York, Dec. i?. ? A
Christmas tree on Broadway,
decorated with jobs instead of
the usual fruitage of candy,
toys and gewgaws, is to be
set up by the Knights Of
Columbus for the benefit of
ex-service men seeking em
The jobs will be picked
from the tree, which is to be
planted in front of the K. of
C. hut at Broadway ami
Forty-sixth street by a K. of
C. Santa Claus and passed to
the soldiers or sailors who
need them. ,
Employers have been asked
to aid the good work by ad
vising the Knights of any
openings they have for ex
service men which will pay
not less than $18 a week for
unmarried men. The Knights
have been placing men at the
rate of 7,000 a month, but
they want to make a special
effort during the Christmas
Allege Act Would Give Rail
roads a $5,000,000,000
A campaign to defeat the Cummins
railroad bill now pending In the Sen
ate and to urge a two-year extension
of Federal control was launched here
yesterday with arrival of representa
tive* of farm organ ialtiona from IS
They declared the Cummins bill
would grant a "billion dollar subsidy
to the railroads and i? un-American
Members of the delegation Include:
Herbert F. Baker. Weadock. Mich
president of the Farmers' National
Council: Fred J. Chamberlain, Puyal
lup. Wash., chairman of the axecu
tive board of the Washington State
Orange, who appears officially for the
Washington, Oregon. Colorado as*
Idaho state grange*! H A. FolV?.
Mankato. Minn., representing the
American Society of Equity: Daltoa T.
Clarke. Chicago, president of the Na
tional Co-operative Association: Mrs.
Benlgna Green. Kalb.. Texas, secre
tary of the National Farm Women's
Congress, and O. H. McGill. Seattle.
Wash., representing the co-operatives
of the Western coast.
CHARGE MINES WITH
COERCING UNION MEN
Indianapolis. Dec. 1??Telegrams
were received at headquarters of the
United Mine Worker* today to the ef
fect that mine operators in Alabama.
Tennessee and Kentucky have re
fused to permit the miners to return
to work in the mines unless they re
mounce the union.
The reports will be turned over to
the government. It was said
Gives Jury Saccharin
To Prove It Is Not Food
St. Louis. Mo., Dec. 16.?Jurors
hearing the case of the government
asralnst the Monsanto Chemical
Company were fed on saccharin to
The government prepared a meal
of pies, cakes, candles and other
delicacies, sweetening them with
saccharin In an attempt to prove
saccharin is not a substitute for
The chemical company Is charged
with violation of the pure food laws
in claiming saccharin healthful and
German Loan Fails for
First Time in History
Berlin. Dec. 16 ? For the flrst time
in Its history Germany has failed to
float a government loan. Five bil
lion marks were appealed for In the
latest loan, conducted on the lottery
plan, but only 3.800.000.600 marks
There was no patriotic advertis
ing and only the people'a gambling
instinct was appealed to. About
three-fourths of the subscribers
were comparatively poor people.
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* Iht Mil OS *cond maUiM prink* li 1W dl> m public*
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Li Stumbles Over Explana
tion About His Key to
The House of Death.
LAWYER DRIVES POINT
Bank Officers Tell of At-J
tempt to Cash Spurious j
An attempt to turn the eye of bub- j
(plcion from Zlang Sun Wan. on trial i
for the murder of Ben Sen Wu at the
Chinese Educational Mission on Jan
uary ? last, to U King I-I. a star
witness for the government, wai made
by Attorney James A. O'Shea, chief
counsel for the defense, during the
proceedings yesterday in Justice
Gould's court. Criminal Dtrision No. 1.j
i.i, a diminutive young Chinese stu
dent, had finished relating in a
graphic manner his discovery of the
| triple killing at the mission house last
January, When O'Shea, affecting a
casual manner, asked.
"By the way, 14. didn't you at one
I time have a key. to the mission
Seemingly a bit surprised. L.i an
swered that he had and began to tellj
hurriedly of a key given him by Dr.
Wong, head of the mission, while U
was living at the mission. He left
there, he said, about January IS, but
It was not until January 26 that he
gave back the key. I
U explained that Dr. Wong wanted
him to keep the key, probably to make
him feel he was always welcome at
the mission. On the other hand. 1-1,
said. he felt he was an outsider at
the mission after leaving and under
the circumstances didn't want the
Attorney Probes Reasoa.
O'Shea indicated that the witness.
I who spoke as though he had been
! extremely anxious, to give back the
i key. must have had some reason for
keeping it from January IS. when he
OPJCnNXKI) OS PAGE THRJuE.
1 ;? ? ? !
New Jersey Liquor Men in
I Supreme Court Brief Hold
Only a Presidential proclamation de
claring demobilisation complete and
! the war at an end can bring a wet
[respite before national prohibition
becomes effective In January.
No relief can be expected from Con
gress. It is not even disposed to con
sider the matter further. This senti
ment was plainly manifested yester
day when the House Agricultural
Committee voted to table the bill in
troduced by Representative Gallivan.
of Massachusetts, providing for the
repeal of the war-time prohibition act.
The vote on the motion to kill the
measure was overwhelmingly affirma
The Retail Liquor Dealers' Associa
tion of New Jersey yesterday peti
tioned the Supreme Court for permis
sion to bring in an original suit to
test the constitutionality of the
amendment and the Volstead enforce
ment law. An injunction also was
asked restraining the Federal and
8tate government from enforcing na
tional prohibition in New Jersey.
The New Jersey Association makes
the point that neither Congress nor
the State legislatures had the power
to propose or ratify the amendment,
the people alone possessing this
power through referendum, and for
that reason the amendment is inop
It is anticipated that a similar suit
probably will be tiled tomorrow in
behalf of the State of Rhode Island
by Attorney General Rice. A decision
announcing whether or not the court
will hear the cases will likely be
forthcoming on Monday when a deci
sion is also expected on the right of
Congress to define a beverage con
taining alcoholic content of "75 per
cent as Intoxicating.
Hoey Wins Over Moorhead
For Congressional Seat
Clyde R Hoey. Democrat, yester
day was elected Representative from
the Ninth district of North Carolina,
according to a telegram received last
Bight by Senator I>ee S. Overman
from the North Carolina Democratic
State Committee. His plurality over
John M. Morehead, his Republican
opponent, was 2.000, the telegram
Hoey waged bis campaign on aj
league of nations platform.
< Wreeks Poitoffice.
Eldorado. Kan*?. Dec. IS. A mys- j
terous exploson under the floor of
the carrers' room partally wrecked
the postoffce here today. Two men
Were burned and cut by flyiac
Planetary Bop Doe
To Rock W?U Today;
Experts Scof at Mea
This !? the day the earth la due
to be "bumped o*" by a at ray
atar. according to Prof. Porta, a
The bump u scheduled to take
P'aoe about noon when a flock of
planets are to line up In battle
array. Then gravitational |n.
flucnoes. he says, will release eev
eral stars from their regular
Plaoee and one of these will "knock
the earth for a coal."
But cheer up.
I Dr. H. T Stetson, of Harvard,
who Is something of an as
tronomical sharp himself, says
these doleful prophecies are mere
ly "hot air." Dr. Jacoby. of
Columbia, agrees with him.
C. P. Marvin, chief of the C. 8.
Weather Bureau, declared that
there Is "no ground for expectm*
any extraordinary happenings at
C. O. Abbott, of the Astro
physical Observatory of the Smith
sonian Institution, was another
FY. Torodorf. of the Georgetown
University Observatory, character
ixed the prediction as "all tommy
HAT INTO RING
Senator Disclaims Any Plan
Of Personal Activity for
Formal announcement of his can
didacy for the Republican Presidential
nomination was made yesterday by
Senator Warren G. Harding, of Ohio.
The announcement was made in a
letter to Claire Uughea, chairman of
the Miami. Ohio, Republican Com
mittee. that being the first county
in the State to endorse Senator Hard
Senator Harding refrained from
making public a definite platform or
statement of the policies upon which
he will seek the nomination. This he
will do later. He stated, however,
that he still believed in '"representa
tive popular government through
political parties, in political sponsor
ship; that* conventions representing
all the Republicans of the natioa
should make platforms and that
nominees aught W toe ch?p? as U>
ponents of sneft-platfwms and bald
such declarations as faivtolable
covenants to the people."
"One thing must be stated." said
Harding's letter. "We are all agreed
I that a thing worth doing at all Is
worth doing with all one's mt.ht I
could not assent to an enterprise
1 designed merely to control Ohio's rep
i resentation in the national convention.
I This undertaking is not without en
couragement beyond the borders of
I our State, and we must play a worthy
! part, assuring our fellow Republicans
j of our utter good faith, and that it is
j ever our belief that party success la
I of first importance when Republican
5 restoration is so vital to the nation,
j I cannot apree. however, to any per
| sonal activity in promoting a pre
j convention campaign, not alone be
| cause of my distaste for unseemly
i seeking, but any neglect of important
| official duties in the ensuing five
| months in the Senate would rtght
| fully forfeit me the confidence which
| Ohio Republicans have so cordially
Will Promote Corps Com
j manders First and Set
Aside Seniority Rule.
Secretary of War Baker has turned
a cold shoulder to the united request
of official New England that Gen.
Clarence Edwards be promoted to the
rank of major general of the regular
army. Gen. Edwards being the rank
ing brigadier in the service.
A delegation, composed of nearly all
the Senators and Representatives
from New England in Congress, yes
terday called on Secretary Baker to
urge the promotion.
He was the major general with
emergency rank who organised at top
speed the 26th or New England Divi
jsion of troops. Gen. Edwards was In
; the first line at the grand attack
! which ended in the capture of the 8t
| Secretary of War Baker took the
: stand that the commanders of corps
i were entitled to the first consideration,
and said also that he would not be
guided by the principle of aentoiity.
EMBASSY GUN THEFT
GIVES 'OFFICER' TERM
William ] W. Hyghes, who clalmr
to bo an officer in the British airny,
yesterday was sentenced by Judge
John P. McMahon In Police Court to
serve 100 days In jail. Hughes was
charged with falling to pay a board
bill, larceny of a coat and pariolntnx
a regulation army pistol from the
Military authorltMa at Ottawa. Can
ada. failed to verify Htagbae' ???>?
that he wag an offioar la the BriUsD
air service. %
END 50-50 PLAN
Oft TAKE NOTHING
Congressmen Would Elimi
nate District's Appro
^ priation Entirely.
WANT SEPARATE VOTE
Kentucky's Dog Tax Ex
ceeds Amount Raised on
Adoption of the lfape* bill, or
some bill of like nature abolishing
the half-and-half plan for financing
I the Diatrlct government, or no ap
propriation was the alternative held
out by Representative Good, of Iowa,
chairman of the House Committee
Ion Appropriations, in testimony be
fore the District committee csmMt
ering the bill.
Mr. Good warned that House mem
bers were not disposed to recede
from their position acainst the half
and-half plan as they have in t#ie
past when a deadlock was reached
[in the conference committee. Last
1 year, he said, he had importuned
I the other members of the House
j conference committee to yield to the
1Senate, but had made the promise
'that he would not do so this year.
If those favoring the half-and
half plan attempt to sidetrack the
Mapes bill abolishing this system,
j by adding to the District Appropria
tion bill to force a compromise by
endangering the appropriation, he
! said. House members will deadlock
and either force the Senate to yield
lor let the appropriation die. He In
l sisted that the two bills must be
j voted on separately.
] It had been the intention of the
i committee to conclude hearings on
| the bill at noon but. owing to a late
start A. 8. Worthington did not
conclude the testimony in favor of
retention of the half-and-half plan
until about S:30. Representative
Good made his statement imttedl
> ately after the recess. The hearing
was con eluded br R^P? latfvw
Tbonrks tl- Biaaon of MUwijstppi.
who held the ftor an til adjournment
in an argument for the bill.
Mr. SUaon presented data from some
thirty-five cities in an effort to shoe*
that the rate of taxation in the Dis
trict of Columbia was much lower
than in other cities of similar star
Dog Tax Exceeds Iatmsglkle.
Answering the argument of pro
ponents of the half-and-half plan
that the tax upon tangible personal
OOfPTISXTH) ON PAGE TStt
5 DROWN IN BAY
AS VESSEL SINKS
Capt. Nelson and Cook Hold
To Masthead Until Res
cuers Reach Them.
Baltimore. Md_ Dee. K.-Wortf
received in this cfty today
Hoopersvflle, on Hoopoes Island fas Has
Chesapeake Bay. of the <
sinking of schoom
and the drowning of five of 1
board. Capt. Nelson, matter the
vessel, and the oook were aasafl by
clinging to the masthead until ?lit
The vessel was caught In a aArirV
wind and sank. Cagrt- Nelson. hit socv.
the cook and four members of the
crew were thrown Into tbs wetar
Three small boats pot out from tbe
shore immediately to go to their as
sistance. but Capt. Nelson's son and
the four members at the crew drowned
before aid could reach them.
The drowned men are an Eastern
shore men and hail from Hoopers
Island. Capt. Nelson and the oook are
111 from exposure to the cold winds
BRITISH GARRISON OF
1,300 IS ANNIHILATED
London. Dec. It.?Persian rafeelr
have annihilated a British rurrWon
numbering 1,300 at Meahked. ac
cording to an official Rtuwian ao
vtet wireless message picked up kr
the British admiralty today.
The town referred to in the abova
dispatch presumably la Math-Bad.
in northwestern Persia, some Bfty
miles from the trana-caucaaiaa
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