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JOHNSON GIVEN AUTO TAG NO. 1 Brownlow Gets No. 2 and Wilson Limousine to Be Numbered 100. Representative Ben Johnson, of Kentucky, former chairman of the House District Committee, received District automobile license No. 1. 1920 series, following a precedent he set years ago. Commissioner Urownlow's car will carry tag No. 2. President Wilson's limousine was issued the hundreth tag and the next six plates will be used for sec ret Service and other White House cars. Superintendent of Licenses Wade H. Coombs has distributed 4.000 of the new numbers. Nineteen thou sand tags remain of the first ship ment and these will be distributed within a short while. Superintendent Coombs pointed out that motorists may obtain their 1930 licenses now and use them in place of 191ft tags. This applies also to those purchasing new cars. The plates should be placed above or to the extreme left of other State licenses, and must be flooded with light at night. Public hackers and taxis were is sued tags bearing the numbers 1.000 to 2.500. Emergency and replacement tags are reserved from 2.500 to 3,200. Dealers* licenses are numbered be tween 3.200 and 4.000, and those higher | than 4,000 will be issued to the public. Try Supply Company Head On Alleged Forgery Charge Benjamin F. Fuller, former man ager of the Columbia Hotel Supply Company, charged with forging a check for $5,000 on Philip D. Ar mour. a member of the Arm of Ar mour and Company, packers, was placed on trial in Justice Stafford's court. Criminal Division. No. 2. yes terday. His trial was postponed un til today because of inability to All t out a jury. Indictments are pending against Fuller on charges of having forged i hecks to the amount of $31,000 on Armour. Evaded Police 10 Months Then Is Arrested at Home Philadelphia. Dec. 17.?William A. Moore, for whom officers conducted a ten months* search in this coun try and South America, was arrested here today on a charge of obtain ing money under false pretenses. He was at one time connected with an insurance brokerage Arm here, whose clients were instrumental in obtain ing his arrest. Moore returned to this country from South America, where he was a tancher and boxing promoter, to visit **is family and to see the Dempsey Wllkird tight, last July. He for merly was the husband of Faye Strahan Moore, an actress. 13 CANDIDATES SEEK ! VOTE OF DELEGATES Pierre. 8. D.. Dec. 17.?JThree inde pendent candidates today were In the field contesting for the vote of tne convention delegates from this State They were Miles Polndexter and Frank O. Ijowden. contesting for the He publican support, and James W. Gerard. Democratic. Independent fil ings may be made up to January 1. MaJ Gen. Leonard Wood and Presi dent Wilson received the endorsement of the "proposal" convention*, al though neither filed a 'declaration of principles." Gov.' Lowden's eight-word platform, was "economy, efficiency, protection, peace, agriculture, promote one flag." LEGIONLAUDED BY COMMANDER | Extolled for Stand on Law And Order at Rally in Liberty Hut. That the American legion stand* for law and order exercised through properly constituted agencies was the keynote of the first public address delivered by Franklin D'Olier. na tional commander, at the big rally at Liberty Hut last night. State commanders of virtually every State in the Union, who came to 'Washington to collaborate with the Bureau of War Risk Insurance in service to disabled men and to urge upon Congress needed legislation, were the guests of the twenty posts of the District Department of the American Legion. Jonex Preside*. K. Lester Jones, commander of the District of Columbia Department, presided and made the opening ad dress. Commissioner Louis Brown low. who was on the program. was unable to attend. *nd Engineer Com missioner Kutz made an address In stead. Dr. Van Schaick. who>e nom ination for Commissioner Is bein^ held up in the Senate pending the appointment of the Rent Commis sion by the President, was in the audience. Wh'le the hut was cold, fast music by the Third Cavalry Band of Fort Myer kept the feet of the audience busy. Commander D'Olier. in support of his statement that the Legion sub scribed to the principle of law and or der. cited the attitude- of ex-service men at Centralia. Wash., when sev eral of their comrades were shot down during the Armistice Day cele bration by I. W. W.'s. When the murderers were captured and lodged in jail, he said, it was only the firm stand taken by I^egion members which prevented a lynching bee and a possible subsequent reign of terror. No Monopoly on Patrlotlnm. Disclaiming any intention on the part of the I^egion to monopolize pa triotism in this country. D'Olier said: ' In times of need and emergency we members of ih?- American I^egion stand ready as individuals and as citizens to support and strengthen and speed up, if necessary, the au thorities charged with the mainten ance of law and order. "Neither national, nor State, nor any local organization has any right Mistletoe Scarce;Christmas Trees To Cost More; But Be Menu Blushing couples beneath the famed mistletoe will be a rarity this Christ mas. Not that Washington swains are not alert to their duties and privileges, but dealers say that there wHl be a decided shortage of the white-berried foliage. Furthermore, Santa Oaus will have to dig deep in his pocket this year to supply Washington households With the indispensable Christmas tree. Scarcity of pines and cedars and lack of sufficient labor will push prices j nor will it presume ever to take the law into its own hands or interfere ?Uh proper authority. The American Legion will to a man support and strengthen the properly constituted | agencies responsible for the mainten ance of law and order. "We must always clearly bear in mind that any disposition on the part I of individual members of the Amer ican Legion or of local posts to take law into their own hands, to regulate by force or demonstration of forceful intent, what is contrary to our in terpretation of 100 per cent American ism. or to act as self-constituted vig lance committees in disregard of lawful and properly constituted au thority. is not only subversive of the principles and ideals of the American Legion, but will weaken and tend to destroy our influence for good in this country. Must Set Example. "In our efforts to assist in the main tenance of law and order, the Amer ican Lesion must itself set an ex ample of lawful and orderly action. Tht* American Legion has become so strong that we need fear no force from without, but let us be sure that ro overzenlous or thoughtless or un fair act of our own occur to weaken our influence for good or alienate the support of all true Americans. "Our service to our comrades in need and their families and the families of those who have paid the supreme sacrifice will be a constant one we shall never neglect. The first official act of the new administration of the legion was to arrange for a meeting here in Washington of all State com manders to do just one thing?secure more liberal treatment and more ade quate service, especially for the dis abled men and their families. We have just finished up three days and evenings of hard work and we hope that the proper committees of Con ? I higher than the trees, dealer* predict ed yesterday. One uell known dealer declared that 5*_'.50 and.$3.00 will be about the> aver age price. Numbers of pines were received here yesterday, but few purchases were recorded. It is believed that the time honored custom of decorating trees will be discontinued thin year In many residences. Holly, laurel and other appropriate evergreens are appearing on the local market, but not in large quantities. Holly with berries Is difficult to get. dealers say. to justify themselves in asking high prices. gress are impressed with the neces-| sity for immediate legislation by j which the debt of honor which this country owes her protectors who Jiavc given so much will be paid promptly and ungrudgingly. "Now this is why I say that the ideal of the American Legion is ser vice?service to our country and ser vice to our needy comrades?a prac tical service based on clear thinking, common sense, fair play, and an hon est day's work. In this spirit It is our hope that we may help in the co ordination of all other factors for real progress in this country ami thus act as a great stabilizer during these days of readjustment." Mellae Honored. At a meeting of the George Wash* ington Post Tuesday night. K. A. Mc Rae was elected commander; Howard M. Peters, senior vice commander, and Lieut. Col. Roy Winton, junior vice commander. The adjutant was not named. Mr. McRae has for some time been on Commissioner Brownlow's executive committee of the Citizens' Employment Service. The election of Col. Winton. a reg ular army officer, as junior vice com mander of the fleorge Washington Post. was cited by Commander D'OIier in his speech as an indication that the lepion was anxious to have regular army officers and men become members of the organiaztlon. Woman Robbed of $2,015 In Stocks While Shopping Mrs. Bertha R. Parker, of Pelham Courts. Twenty-first and P streets northwest, told the police last uight her handbag was robbed of ste -1 stock receipts amounting to $_'.0ir?. two bank books and a check book while in a downtown department store. ANNUAL ITALY BUDGET! HAS BILLIONS DEFICIT Rome, Dec. 17.?Italy'* budget tor 1918-19 showed a deficit of 11.00.000.000 Ire, Signor Schanzer, minister of the rcasury, announced in the Chamber f Deputies today. J This has been paid partly through treasury notes, the minister Baid. The deficit for 1919-20 will be 2.S16, (WO.OOO lire, Schanser added. He esti mated the 1920-21 budget expenditures will be 9,538,OuO.OOO lire, of which 1. u96.000.000 will be Interest on loans and GGf9.000.000 for war pensions. The actual income from all sources will be 7.000,000.000 lire, the minister1 said. He predicted the new state monopolies will yield 1.636,000,000 lire. ARMENIA LOSS IN WAR RELATED, Maynard 0. Williams, Who! Served as Relief Worker, Tells of Experiences. Attired in a costume which, he said, "came from the sheep's back to my own entirely by refugee la bor," Maynard Ow??n Williams, cor respondent. teacher, and military attache, in the Far East, addressed an audience at I^uther Placc Me morial Church last night on "Asia in War Time.'* He related hi* experiences in teach ing men of seven nationalities and eleven religions at the Beirut School, in Syria; and told of his adventures in Bolshevist Russia where, he said, "we found the large cities crowd ru with war correspondents who ate all the butter and left no elbow room ho we made for the rural dis tricts." He also told of his services as relief worker in Armenia. "Armenia today is being crucified on the cross of world politics." he said, "and it has paid the extreme penalties of war ever since it was first betrayed by the Russians." As a sidelight on conditions In | Russia during the early period "f Bolshevist tule. Williams related I that his interpreter charged exces-| si\ely. insisted on eating five ruble meals while he paid but three rubles, and then locked their bedding and provisions in a room for collateral to compel payment of his bill. SPECIAL Ladies'Bracelet Watch $8.98 Guaranteed a Per fect Timekeeper OPKN KVE.M.XiS I ntll 10 o'clock Quality Jewelry Co. 438 9th St N. W. CITIZENS TO HEAR PROMINENT MEN District Commlision^r Rev. Dr. John Van Schalck. Representative James O'Connor, of Louisiana. Post master Merrltt O. Chance and Col. Robert N. Harper, president of the Chamber of Commerce, are expect ed to be guests of the Mldclty Citl* sens* Association at the regular monthly meeting tomorrow nght, at Thomson School. Twelfth and L, streets northwest. Representative Fred Zlhlman. of' Maryland, will be the principal speaker. A buffet luncheon will be I served followed by a musical pro- j gram. The Association recently has ' doubled Its membership and a large attendance is expected. VARIETY OF THEFTS REPORTED TO POLICE A steamer trunk, containing wo men's wearing apparel valued at! $200. was stolen from a wagon of! the Union Transfer Company on L. street northwest, between First and. Second streets, yesterday morning.] The trunk and its contents were] Accused of Theft Falsely She Says; Sues Charging she was falsely accused of trying to steal a sweater in a downtown department store, and suffered the indignity of being taken to a police station and having her shopping bag searched, Marie Ba kendreir entered suit for $10,000 damages in the District Supreme Court yesterday against William P. McDuffln, who she claims caused her to be arrested. Just after she left the store, the plaintiff avers, she was approached by the defendant and several police men. at Ninth and E streets, and accused of stealing the sweater. Ex amination at the police station, she says, disclosed a Kale check for the sweater. The plaintiff declares she suffered deep humiliation and mental distress through the experience and that it impaired her heslth. Granville C. Bradford ANNOUNCES That lie severed his connections, as sales manager, with the Ernest Hall Coolidge Company and now is associated with Brad ford & Co., conduct ing a general real es tate business at 335 Southern Bldg. His many clients should preserve this notice for future reference. the property of Miu Eatellc Bhlll brrk, 3400 Warder atreet northwest. Sarah Gralpon, 1120 Twelfth street northwest, reported a pockethook. containing IIS in bllla. atolen from her home. A box of pork loins, valued at |1S was stolen from a delivery waron of L<ee Browning, a Center Market meat merchant, yesterday. B. L Clark. 2127 G atreet north west. reported the theft of an Overland roadster from a garage at the rear of 70* Nineteenth street northwest. ' . Infantryman It Injured; Struck by C. L Rrtter'i Cm I Walter Nfwratn. 21, * prlrtU M j the Sixty-third Infantry, ?uatnt?I I severe Injuries to his l?fa and hmaA lust night when he was struck bj an automobile dri\en by John C. 1* j ltttter. of the National Coal Com* j pany. at Tenth street and Pe?najrK i vania avenue northwest. 1 Newman was sent to Km^rgcaMl Hospital. Ills condition ia not W+ j nous. (7 SEND OYSTERS To the Home Folks for Christmas Oyster* in the shell or shucked make an appropriate gift for Christmas. It is a gift that will be appreciated by the folks back home. ? We are prepared to fill orders for fancy selected oysters and know how to pack and ice them for safe shipment. Let us have your order. It will receive prompt and careful attention. Golden & Company V!s Specialists on Sea Food Municipal Market Stores, One, Two, Three and Focr 11th Street Wharf Phones Main 9639 and Main 3383 yTHE GIFT OF GIFTS** THE MOST USEFUL XMAS GIFT THAT CAN BE GIVEN, MADE BY DR. 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