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ALARM EXPRESSED
OVER AGRICULTURE
"Something Must Be Done for
Farmers," Says Sena-tor
Capper.
BANK CREDIT DENIED
Grain and Lire Stock Sold at lets
Than Cost in Order to
Secure Cash.
Y DAVID LAWRKK'H.
Critical is a very much abused adjective.
but it accurately describes
the agricultural situation In the
United States today as reflected in the
conversations of senators and representatives
returning to Washington
from farm states.
If anybody imagines that the coming
session of Congress is going to be
a routine aSa.r with only supply bills
on the calendar he will be much mistaken.
For the unrest In the agrl_
cultural states, the demand of business
men that payment of Income
taxes be postponed, tile outcry that
credits be established and some form
ot international co-operation brought
about so American products can And
an outlet overseas?all this is symptomatic
of pressure from all sections
Of the country?from the cotton states
to the wheat states?for action by the
government at Washington that will
stabilize market conditions.
The agricultural element in Congres
is always powerful. Backed by
farm organisations of all kinds, the
descent on Washington has begun.
There is to be a conference on Friday
of republican and democratic senators
from western states in an effort to
get agreement on a program to be
.put through the republican Congress
me aemycraeic auni taisirauon.
Condition la a flight."
"The agricultural situation is n
fright." said Senator Capper, republican.
of Kansas, today. "Something
must be done?and done quickly. too."
The slump in prices has forced
farmers to get rid of livestock and
grain at prices way below the cost of
prbduction. They must do this to get
cash. They can't get credit at the
banks. The latter, by reason of instruction
from the federal reserve
board, will not rediscount agricultural
paper.
Two main proposals are under consideration
for relief?first, the revival
of the war finance corporation,
and, second, the adoption of a new
policy by the federal reserve board.
It is now asserted that the democratic
administration erred when it
permitted the war finance board to go
out of business. The power to revive
It is still vested in the President. Eugene
Meyer, chairman of the board,
is said to have differed with Secretary
Houston, who recommended the
extinction of the board. The agricultural
senators criticise Secretary
Houston severely and so do some of
the leaders of the farm organisations.
They sal he is out of touch with the
sentiment of the country when he
. says there is plenty of credit for tfce
farmers.
ShoaMera to Wheel.
On the other hand. Mr. Houston has
insisted that the ptk>cess of readjustment
and reconstruction after the
war is an inevitably painful one and
that all classes must put their
aboulders to the wheel and bear the
hardships. The federal reserve board
tightened up on credit early in the
spring in the - hope of deflating the
ttedit situation gradually.
Many industries have been adversetw
TKs ?.s i..n* # 1
ncviru. i uc tai uiri a ai c juai icc?lng
the effects of the same restriction
of credit. Last spring's policy is just
now bearing fruit.
its defenders insist that the cost of
living is thus being reduced, that the
drop in prices is a direct result of the
action of the federal reserve board in
restricting credit. But the agriculturalists
declare the process has gone too
far?that it will mean ruin to the farmers
and a decrease in the amount of
Swd.
Furor Some Form of Relief.
The bankers in the agricultural communities
are said to be practically unanimous
in favor of some form of relief,
either through the federal reserve
board or the war finance corporation.
The latter organisation furnished credit
during the war to enterprises which
""Vre helping in the war-making maainen.
'Senator Capper believes that Congress
may be perauaded either to pass an
amendment to the federal reserve act
or a resolution declaring the opinion
Of Congress as to the extension of credits
to the farmers of the country. The
government has, on many occasions,
ased its machinery to relieve farmers
Ik emergencies and the senators and
oteresentatives from agricultural states
*111, naturally, put up a stiff fight for
MM such action. Their political fufibes
may be dependent upon the way
bey handle themselves in this crisis.
'Copyright, IPSO.)
MAIL EARLY, IS SLOGAN.
Unusual Stamp Cancellation Machine
Used at Post Office.
What Is believed to be the first
Stamp cancellation die of its kind in
the world Is being used at the Washtnrtnn
nitv no at office now to nLnml
letters.
"Mail Early for Christmas" is the
legend appearing on all letters cancelled
at the local post office. The
purpose l? to help spread the "mail
early" slogan, and offidalls believe
that results will be obtained by this
method.
The post office will open up next
month several temporary downtown
branch post offices to offer increased
facilities for the mailing of parcel
post. It is probable that one such
station will be In the vicinity of 14th
and F streets.
BREADSTUFFS EXPORTS.
Double in October That of Last
Year's Month?Other Deports.
Breadstuff! exports during October
were nearly double those of the same
month last year, the Oepartmeut of
Commerce announced last night. The
total value of broadstuffs exports last
month was J133.S21.000. For the ten
.nontns ending with October the total
was $893,975.000. compared with $792.814.000
for the same period last year.
Exports of cotton last month were
nearly double those of October, 191$,
the total during October. 1920. being
r.83.725 bales, valued at $91.307.4*8.
>-orr,pared with 352.231 bales, valued
at 8S0.732.8S7. in October. 1919
Meat and dairy exports showed a
falling off of nearly 50 per cent last
month, as compared with the preceding
October, the values being $37.
.so.ovr i?ni iiiuui.ii anil tvv.4iv.llld in
October. 1919. Total value of meat
and dairy products exported for the
ten months this year was (4S1.996.000,
as against $ 1.035,666 538 for the same
period last year.
FUNDS TO BE RAISED.
Miniature copies of the Keclassiflcationist.
publication of the Joint conference
on reclassification, will be
sold tomorrow in the departments and
in their vicinity in the interest of the
publicity fund which the conference
is raising.
It was not anticipated today by officials
of the conference that there
would be any opposition to this method
such as was raised following the
recent attempt to hold a "tag day"
for reclassification.
Three hundred workers will be on
the Job early tomorrow to dispose of
the fittie papers, exact replicas of the
bigger paper.
First Husband Alive,
Second Seeks Divorce
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I SKOY.
ronacr tUmiu prtxru, Inm that
her Inrt kubui, Victor A. Turin, who
waa reported aa killed la France, (a
alive. Ia Waahtnicton laat April ahe
tarried ( apt. Wallace S. Schuta. who
haa naked for a divorce decree.
PRINCESS TROUBETZKOY
FACES SUIT FOR DIVORCE
Former Garfield Hospital Nurse
Said to Have Another
Husband.
' MI LAV AI K K E. Wis.. November 3?.?
Capt. Wallace Schutz, hero and an
1 engineer of Milwaukee, who a few
months ago married a Russian
princess. Xadejha Troubetxkoy. said
to be the most beautiful Red Cross
nurse in Europe, has filed suit for
divorce at Green Bay, it became
known here today.
The action for divorce is based on
the accusation that the princess has
a former husband, Victor A. Turin,
at one time an officer in the imperial
Russian guard, credited with being
dead, but who is now discovered to
be alive and residing in New York
state.
Princess Troubetzkoy was married
to Capt. Schutz at noon. April 29. in
the St. Paul'B P. E. Church, this city,
by the rector. Rev. f>r. Robert Talbot,
were few invited guests, and
j up to the minute when the bride
reached the altar, she feared intervention
on the part of friends of her
family, now living in New York. Her
fears were based on the belief that
there would be objection because of
her marriage outside the Russian
nobility.
The princess was a nurse here, first
at Garfield Hospital, and later at the.
Naval Hospital, where she went to escape
the publicity resulting from the
discovery of her presence in Washington.
CORK'S CITY HALL
REPORTED OR FIRE
(Continued from First Page.)
Fe_in with'the explosion; of a. "bomb in
a warehouse in Old Swan lane, this
city, early this morning, but the people
of the city ascribed it to that organization.
The bomb, which apparently
was carried into the warehouse
in ji traveling bag and left there to
explode by ineans of a time, fuse, was
heard over >-wide area of the city and
blew out the windows of buildings
nearby. It-'started a fire, but the police
and firemen, who were' on the
scene almost immediately, succeeded
in extinguishing the flames before
they gained headway.
The street where the warehouse is'
situated has been closed by the police, j
It is a narrow thoroughfare near London
bridge'and contains no dwelling'
houses. |
Damage Prom Fire Slight.
Experts from Scotland Yard ex-j
lamined the building today, nobody be-J
ins permitted to enter tue uuimd vl>
the upper floors. It seemed evident
the damage from the Are was but
slight. Several firms, shipping agents
and manufacturers used the building.
Several men suspected of setting fire
to warehouse' >n Liverpool on Saturday
night are under arrest. It is
claimed by the police that American
"gunmen" are in that city, and assertion
is made that men wanted in
Ireland for shooting policemen and
soldiers have crossed the .Irish sea
to Liverpool. The financial loss occasioned
by Saturday night's fires in
Liverpool is estimated at a million
pounds sterling.
MACROOM. Ireland, November 29.?
Two lorry loads of recruits in training
for the black and tan auxiliary j
.'police were ambushed last night by;
from eighty to one hundred men near
Kilmichael and fifteen of them were;
killed. The bodies were brought here
this evening.
Already reprisals have begun, and'
reports from the village of Johnstown i
between MacRoom and Duncan. Way j
state that scarcely a housa there is!
undamaged and that most of the
shops in the district have been set
afire.
The residents are fleeing from the
place In terror. Here shops have
been closed and all business is sus
- * ?? oiiTifiariAR!
I penned- Lamr ii?i ?
bearing rifles and revolvers are patrolling
the town and the people are
apprehensive that the auxiliaries will;
take vengeance.
Parliament la Informed.
LONDON, November 21.?Dispatches
relating to the killing of fifteen auxiliary
police cadets near Kilmicbael
were read in the house of commons
by Sir Hamar Greenwood, chief secretary
for Ireland, in the course of
the Irish debate today.
The party which ambushed the cadets
consisted of from eighty to one
hundred men, all dressed in khaki
and wearing steel trench helmets.
They tired from both sides of the road
on the lorries and also directed an
enfilading fire.
By force cf arms some Of the cadets
had been disarmed and brutally murdered;
their bodies were rifled of all
money and valuables and even clothing
was taken from the corpses.
Arms and ammunition also were
taken and the lorries burned.
The secretary thought that with fifteen
former officers of the late war
thus lying dead the house would not
wikh to continue the discussion. He
termed the affair a challenge to parliament
and civilization. The subject then
was dropped.
LrVEHIOOL, November 29.?A young
man who declined to give his name, but
who said he was a Sinn Feiner and a
native of Dublin, was arraigned in the
police court here this morning on a
charge of murder in connection with the
cotton warehouse fires Saturday night.
He is twenty-eight years old. The police
said that the prisoner and two other
men were discovered near the scene of
one of the fires acting in a suspicious
manner. The three men tried to escape
when the poltoe accosted them, and the
man under arrest is accused of having
fired at the officers. His bullet went
astray and killed a civilian.
It Is charged bv the police that the
I man under arrest had in his possession
plans of the premises in whloh fires occurred.
He was remanded to prison for
one week.
Stan Pels Member Held.
DUBLIN, November 29? Raids and
arrests continued in Dublin today.
1 Among the persons taken Into custody
was William Bears, Sinn Fein member
of parliament for the southern division
of County Mayo.
Mr. Sears In 1919 was sentenced to six
months' Imprisonment on "n charge of
Inciting persons to shoot the military.
'lie police and fovornm. nl officials.
SUIUVAN PAPERS
DENIEDIO STATE
Defense Wins First Victory on
Court's Rule in Arn
stein's Case.
Counsel for the defense scored the
first victory at the trial of Jules, alias
"Nicky," Arnstein of New York. Wilen
W. Easterday, David W. Sullivan and
Norman S. Bowles, charging with conspiracy
to bring stolen securities Into
the District of Columbia, before Justice
Gould and a Jury in Criminal Division
1. The defense objected to a request
of the prosecution that the United
States attorney's office be permitted to
i examine the papers, said to have been
! unlawfully seized at the brokerage
| offices of Sullivan St Co., in New York.
Tile papers had been brought to
Washington by Assistant District Attorney
James T. Dooling of New Tork.
Court Denies Request.
Justice Gould decided to deny the
request of the government and directed
that th% papers rtraain in the
custody of Mr. Dooling for the present.
The court reserved decision on
the admissibility of the papers until
an offer should be made to use any
of the documents when Mr. Dooling
should bo called as a witness. The
papers had been brought under a
subpoena issued by the defense, and
the summoning party was entitled to
have the papers remain with the witness.
The court declined to grant a motion
of the defendants that Mr. Dooling
be required to surrender the papers
to the accused.
First W itness Called.
The first witness offered by the
; prosecution to prove the alleged conj
spiracy was Michael P. Drain, former
I manager of the Washington office
i of Sullivan & Co. Drain icb-ntitieii a
' picture of Nick Cohn, one of the men
indicted, but who has never been
located, as the person whom he knew
by the name of Wall and who brought
to the office of Sullivan & Co. securities
of stock, which were later found
to be included in the securities Btolen
from New York brokers. Cohn. the
witness said, stated that he wished
to open an account with the brokers
and directed that 100 shares of steel
be purchased for his account. He
deposited a i>imber of shares of stock,
which Sullivan ordered the witness
to take to the Riggs' Bank and deposit
as collateral for a loan of
$io,oo?.
Drain Sera red the Loan.
Drain said he secured the loan on
the stock and was told by the defendant
BowleS to send $5,000 of the
amount to the New York office of
Sullivan & Co. The other $5,000 was
retained by Bowles, the witness declared.
Drain said he did not know
Cohn. and that the latter had Just
happened into the olfice and asked
for Drain. The government in Its
opening statement claimed that by a
prearranged plan as a part of the alleged
conspiracy Cohn was sent by
the other defendants with instructions
to ask for Drain.
Under cross-examination Drain admitted
that he introduced Sullivan
and Bowles to Cohn. and that he asked
a commission of $2,000 for obtaining
the new customer, which sum was
not paid to him.
' Mr. Cahiil la Called.
James A. Cahiil, vice president of
the Commercial National Bank, was
the next witness. He testified that h?.
had known Bowles for many yean
| and that the accused had & good repuI
tatlon, and that the transaction by
which the bank advanced $28,000 or
certain securities proffered by Bowie/
had ail the earmarks of 'clean busln^t3(
> *
When the bank attempted to dispose
of certain of the securities it was
notified that "stop notices" had beer
posted wKir the transfer agents. This
was the first thine
? ...0 aiuunc UlT
BUHpicicn of the bank officials, he said
On another occasion, the witness
said, a quantity of stocks were received
by the bank from a brokerage
firm in New Tork attached to a sight
draft for $60,000. The bank sold the
stock and credited the proceeds to
the account of Bowles. There was
nothing suspicious about this transaction.
the bank official said.
Charles W. Worden. vice president
of * the Continental Trust Company,
testified that Bowles, after opening an
j account with a deposit of $5,000, asked
for the loan of $20,000 on certain securities,
which have since been identified
as included in the missing
stocks from tfew Tork. The bank
i found it necessary to call the loan
\ later, the official said, and the aei
curities were sold and the proceeds
credited to Sullivan * Co. The aci
count was later closed by the brokerage
firm withdrawing its balance.
1 ROBBED, POLICEMAN NEAR
Harry Ferkas Afraid to Hake Outcry
aa He Faced Gun.
Policeman Beck of the tihrd precinct
sauntered up L street at about 2
o'clock this morning. It was calm and
; quiet. He noticed a man, whistling
|and unconcerned, waik by him. But
I he did nQt know until some timr
1 later that this man had just held up
at the point of a pistol and robbed
Harry Perkas. restaurant roan, at
1809 L# street whilg he was within a
stone's throw of tne policeman.
Perkas reported the occurrence to
the police, but tald them that he
would not chance making an outcry
with the pistol muzzle leveled at him
He kept silent, as ?ie was commanded
by the gunman, until the latter had
made his escape.
Another hold-up was reported last
night by Ernest Ercus, 2215 Georgia
avenue, who told the police that lyy
was confronted by four colored men
who jumped out of a red roadster a*
5th nir?>? ? -
? >?>uuc ixiana avenue
1 drew a gun on him and stole $17.6#
from his person.
KILLED BY YARD ENGINE.
Q us tare C. Knabe Killed While
Walking- on Tracks.
Gustave C. Knabe, seventy-six
years of age, of 1834 Emerson street,
an employe of the Washington abattoir.
was knocked down and .almost
instantly killed by a yard locomotive,
while walking along the tracks near
the abattoir early this morning.
Knabe was on his way to work
when the accident occurred. He was
pronounced dead by Dr. Boyd Jacobs
of Casualty Hospital, who responded
to an emergency ambulance call. The
coroner was notified and the body
was ordered taken to the District
morgue.
Engineer R. W. Webb of 242S 16th
street northwest, and Fireman R. H.
Money of 101 North Fairfax street.
Alexandria, who were In charge of
the engine, will appear at the Inquest,
which will probably be held tomorrow
afternoon.
Single Bullet
Kills Two Deer
For Huntsman
HWA MKV, S. XL, Nmntar
30.?Thr killing of two deer
with a ballet la reverted
by Marshall Hill of this tow*,
j Hill dred at a Urge bark, wblrb
Immediately belted. Wbea be
reached the apot where the
back bad ateed be feaad that
he bad killed a dee. Following
the trail a abort dlataaee the
boater came apea the body of
the bark.
The ballet bad pane ad threogh
the oeek of the back late the
bred of the dee. ;
a
POST OFFICE ON WHEEL
HERE YEST
GREECE TO AFFIRM I
PEEDGESJO ALLIES
Venizelist Obligations Not to
Be Disturbed?Constantine
Ready to Move.
ATHENS. November 29 (by the Associated
Press).?The Greek government,
according to its newspaper organ,
will shortly address a new note
to the entente powers, seting forth its
policy and declaring that it will assume
ail tile obligations contracted ~
?y ihe v'eniseios ^.uiuiuistrauuu to- r\
.. ard the a-Ues. Tins will apply to 1/
political, mmutry, financial and economic
matters, ail of wnich wiil be
tanned.
Vne Greek cruiser Averof has been
ordered to proceed from Constantinopie
to Piraeus and to prepare to go *1
.uence to lirindisi, escorted oy an ute
other Green warsmpu, to bring bach
ea-a.ing coustaunne after tnu plebiscite.
tue Greek press is publishing long
voiloriani tenuing to show mat iormei W(
sing Constantine is not pro-Germau ^o
.ud tiiat mere is no pro-German ro
sentiment here.
Grecian business is at a standstill. 8a
Tms is atiriouteu to the uncertainty i
as to wnat course the allies will pur- ! g
sue, resulting 111 a lowering of tnefc'0
exenange rate, ft is declared Greece tl jj,
balance sneet compares lavoraoiy p(
wnn loose of other countries, tne tocat
debt amounting to upwaid of ar
aud.ouo.uoo, including *15u,uuu,u<ji) in 1
paper money, in circulation. Greece's to
income Is estimated at 60O,OUU,0UO jf,
draenmas, and her expenditures at 1.-, 20,
*uu,uuv,uuu drachmas, because of:.the an
new provinces, masiitonanbe of*r3hf* 0(1
gees and tor the army anu navy. u
LUCKK-Nc., hwitaeriand, November
29.?f ormer King Gonstantlne's house- tno
Id is making every preparation to th
move quickly when the word comes ye.
irom Athens. One of his secretaries q
said today Constantine's baggage is
could De packed in two hours, for I th<
there is a whole flock of servants. ! as
Constantine's master of the stables ' ma
is leaving .London today for Athens, to
arrange details of the royal procession 4
through the streets of the capital. ?
Constantine wishes to land four miles
from Athens and from this point make ?
his entry. in
A cipher code now is being used
for communication with Athens. Con- ^
stantine's suite expects returns from ^
the plebiscite to justify his leaving
here Tuesday or Wednesday of next an,
week, unless It is decided to wait for q
Athens to send a deputation to ask th:
formally the former king's return. ch
? to
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CONFESSION AND ARREST gj
TO SOLVE PEIRCE KILLING ?
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im
J. A. Moss Said to Have Been Pres- da:
dr<
ent at Murder of Manufacturers'
Agent. Sea
tbi
PHILADELPHIA, November 30.? "
The arrest in Pittsburgh of J. A. cei
Moss, who is alleged to have con- Jjj
reused that he was present at the frt
killing of Henry T. Peirce, manufac- Te
turers" agent, who was found beaten ^
to death here last Monday, will re- foi
suit in a complete solution of the dr<
mystery, local officials say. su]
Moss, according to Lieut. Scanlon of th<
the detective bureau, is well known fui
to the police, and is the man men- poi
tioned as "J?. :k" in the stories told riv
by Peter D. Treadway and Marie Phillips,
under arrest here in connection
with the case. Although Treadway
was said to have declared he knew
this man only as "Jack!" Scanlon said I
they were close friends and that they Go
are known to have been together cai
frequently. the
Moss' companion, who is reported lar
to have disappeared after working bo;
at a hotel in Pittsburgh for a few frc
days, is believed by the Philadelphia we
authorities to be the other man named i eri
by Treadway and the girl in their Me
alleged confessions. His apprehen- chl
sion, Lieut. Scanlon said, was expect- Ca
ed momentarily. . Me
In their stories as given out by the =
police, Treadway and the girl said
they were having a party in Peirce's
apartment, when two men. known to
them as "Alf Smith and "Jack." entered
the place for the purpose of
robbery. When Peirce resisted, they
declared, he was struck over the
head with a wrench. Later Smith and
"Jack," according to the prisoners'
stories, compelled the couple to accompany
them to Wheeling, W. Va.,
where they were arrested.
CHANGES IN TEXT JOOKS.j
School Commltte Making Study
Preparatory to Recommendations.
Changes to be recommended, in
text books in the elementary public
schools next year were discussed at
a conference yesterday afternoon at
the Franklin School of members of
a committee appointed by Supt. Ballou
to make a comprehensive study
of the books now in use. No definite
conclusion, however, was reached,
but belief was expressed by Alexander
T. Stuart, director of intermediate
Instruction and chairman of the text
book committee in the elementary
schools, that the changes to be suggested
by the committee will be Tn
the hands of the superintendent before
the Christmas holidays.
Special attention was paid by the
committee to discussion of alterations
tn the English books now in
use. It is virtually regarded that
I some suggestions for the English
text books will be made. ComparaI
tively few changes In text books on
other subjects will be recommended.
It was pointed out, due to the lack
of sufficient appropriations.
Miss Frances Haakard of Scotch
Plains, N. S., has the honor of belnjr J
the first woman In that state to hold I
the office of recorder.
S LEADS PARADE
ERDAY TO STIMULATI
IN CHRISTMAS M
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HEALTHYI^EW YEAR
HRISTMAS SEAL SALE
OPENS A DAY AHEAD
iberculosis Association Announces
Purchases by Local
Firms Today.
Large purchases of Christmas seals
?re made today, although the sale
es not begin officially until tomorw.
The Washington Tuberculosis
isociation, under whose auspices the
le is to be held, announced among
e early purchasers the following:
. Kann Sons ft Co., R. P. Andrews
mpany, Messrs. Glover ft Flather,
issrs. Holmes & Sons, Inc.; John
ilph, the F. H. Smith Company, Wiljn
Hahn ft Co.. Frank R. Jelleff, Inc.,
d the Old Dutch Market.
The largest amount of seals sold
date is the supply purchased by
;ssrs. s. Kaon Sons & Co.; namely.
,000 or $200 worth. The Chesapeake
d',Potomac Telephone Company has
'ered to place the seals oh sale in
. J3?nc r-iace.
^he board of directors of the
-euJc . Assnciaiion has adopted
e following;, budget for the coming
ar.
'he work provided for in the budget
conditioned upon the returns from
a Christmas seal sale being at .least
large as last year, when approxiitely
2,000,000 seals were sold.
SEAL SALE IN SCHOOLS.
iale of Red Cross Christmas seals
the public schools has been authorid
by the board of education and
U open tomorrow, it was announced
Supt. Ballou, in a circular letter sent
supervising principals, principals of
;h and junior high schools and normal
d vocational schools,
'he superintendent's letter stated
it "the proceeds of the sale of
ristmas seals are devoted largely
the improvement of health condins
in the community. With the
ids raised through the sale of
ristmas seals in the past school
iches have been provided and 4,000
lldren have been weighed and
asured as a means of stimulating
provement in physical health. A
r ramn for undernourished chil
>n was conducted last summer.
The modern health crusade was also
Id for through the sale of Christmas
lLs and 3e,000 children benefited
srefrom.
The board of education has reitly
approved the opening of two
trltion clinics about January 1
!1, to be supported by funds raised
>m the sale of Christmas seals,
achers, pupils and parents should
illze that money paid for Christis
seals is used in the community
- the physical welfare of the chilsn.
The board of education and the
perintendent of schools feel sure of
5 co-operation of every one in the
rtherance of the activities made
ssiblaC through the proceeds deed
from this sale."
GEN. GONZALES IN CUBA.
IAVANA, November 30.?Gen. Pablo
nsales. a former leader in the Mexiu
army, was a passefiger on board
s l.oyal Holland l.loyd llrn-r
idio, which reached here today. On
ard the steamer, which is en 'route
>m Spanish ports to Galveston. Tex.,
re Niceforo Zambrano, former gov.
nor of the state of Nuevo Leon,
:xico; Gen. Juan Barragan, former
ief of stafT to the late President
rranza, and other widely known
ixicans.
BAND CONCENT.
By the Boy Scout Band of
Washington, in the Central
Civic Center, Central High
School, at 8 o'clock this evening:
Bugle call, "Assembly."
"Star Spangled Banner."
March, "El Capitan" Sousa
Intermezzo, "Simplicity"...-L.ee
Selection, 'Tripoli" Dubin
Cornet solo, by Earl Smallwood.
Flower song, "Morning Tears,"
King
Clarinet solo, by John Dunnigan.
Selection. "I Love to Fall
Asleep," etc Ahlert
Vocal solo, by Lawrence Smallwood.
Melodies, by double quintet, E.
Smallwood, C. Hayes. C. Clark,
G. Duvall, F. Duvall. J. Dunnigan,
J. Membert, S. Duvall,
R. Garretson and G. Jones.
Selection, "Southern Cross."
Clarke
Cornet solo, by Robert Blatt.
"March of the Bersaglierl,"
Eilenberg
Selection, "Bride of the Waves,"
Clarke
Trombone solo, by Glenn Jones.
Walts, "Roses and Orchids."
King
Selection. "Tou Are a Million
Miles from Nowhere."
Vocal solo, by Alfred May. -
March. "Royal Hussars". .Kins
Selection, "Serenade".. .Shubert
Saxophone solo, by Theodore
Gates.
March, "The Old Grey Mare,"
* Fanella
Selected, ukulele solo, by Harry
Fehleeel. accompnnled by G.
Parater "on the bones."
March, "National Emblem."
Bagfley
Accompanist, Miss Grace Elisabeth
Ducharme
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. - , EIGHT-CENT
FARE ASKED
BY W. R. & E. OF PUBLIC
UTILITIES COMMISSION
(Continued from First Page.)
granted than that herein applied foi
a curtailment of the work cannot b<
avoided."
William P. Ham, president of th?
company, pointed out today that published
reports of the Commissioners
estimates for the next fiscal year indicate
that the oompany's street paving
burden will become even heaviei
unless Congress relieves the companj
of this work.
An exhibit filed. with the application
shows that the total amount ol
revenue from the various lines of th<
Washington Railway and Electric
system for the six months ended October
31 was 33,125.387.24.
Operating expenses, taxes and miscellaneous
items amounted to 32,614,897.47.
This left 3510,489.77 available
for return upon investment. Further
deductions amounting to 396,592.76
had to be made recently, however,
to cover additional cost of coa;
and unforeseen maintenance charges
bringing the amount available for return
down to 3413,897.01, or 4.9 pet
cent upon fair value.
While the specifio request of th?
company for an 8-oent fare woulc
yield only 6 per cent, the companj
presents arguments in favor of a 1
or 8 per cent return. On the questioc
of return, the petition states:
Points to Money Conditions.
"It is respectfully submitted thai
in fixing reasonable rates the moaej
conditions existing at the present tim<
> snould be considered in connectlot
with the rate of return on the fail
value of the properties which salt
rates will produce, and the commts
sion should - take into consideratlor
the indisputable fact that securitiei
free from risk may be bought wher<
the return is 7 per cent or more. Th<
operation of a street raft way propertj
it extended with risks that do not attach
td - such other securities. The
greater the risk the greater the re
turn that should be applied. The cost
to the petitioner in obtaining necessary
capital is a factor which must
be considered in the public interest
as well as in justice to the company
It is .therefore submitted that the
rates of fare yielding a return to the
petitioner of not less than 8 tier cent
upon the fair value of the property
as found by the commission would be
fair and reasonable.
Rates ?oaad Iaeflelent.
"It should likewise not be overlooked,
in justice to the company
that during the period from Septemher.
1918. whftn VA anruu>M>J
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fore the commission for an increase
in rates, and since which time we
have been nearly continuously before
the commission, the several ratei
fixed by the commission have been insufficient
in the sum of approximately
$1,275,000 of yielding a 5 per cent return
upon the fair value of the property
as fixed by the commission.
"In its order No. 373 the commission
stated that at the time of reoeipt ol
the then pending application the
commission had in preparation a bill
to be presented to Congress providing
for much needed adjustment in the
local street railway situation and
further stated thal-Uie primary object
of the proposed legislation was to
change the form of taxation of street
railway companies from one based on
gross reoeipts to one based on operating
income and to relieve the
street railways of the burden now
lnpposed upon them of paying the entire
cost of maintaining street crossing policemen.
"Sinoe then certain bills have been
introduced and extended hearings had
by the committee of the District* of Columbia
of the House of Representatives,
beginning January 27, 1920, and ending
February 24, 1920. and we are anxious
that some remedial legislation covering
the above Doints. and also relieving the
company from certain paving- requirements,
may soon be enacted by Congress.
"It has been recommended by the
federal electric railways commission, appointed
by the President of the United
States, that street railways should be
relieved of burdens of such character.
"In view of the foregoing and the
desire on the part of the company to
keep down the rate of carfare as low
as consistent with the ability to furnish
proper and adequate service without
casting any heavy burdens upon our
patrons, we have asked the small increase
involved and such as we believe
in the public interest is necessary to
enable us to continue to meet present
high operating costs, to adequately
maintain oar property and provide the
service and facilities demanded in the
nation's capital.
"It is, therefore, requested that the
commission enter an order establishing
the rate of fare herein requested
on or before January 1, 1921, together
with such other relief, if any, as the
commission may deem proper."
The company's exhibit shows that
the Georgetown and Tenleytown line
fell $5,636.01 short of earning operating
expenses during the past six
months.
The company asks the commission
to revise the schedule of rates for
chartered cars, which schedule has
*ot been changed for some time.
WANTS EARLY DECISION.
Senator Pomerene of Ohio, a member
of the Senate District committee,
today expressed the opinion that
everything should be done to obtain
an early decision from the United
States Supreme Court on the Ball rent
commission act. He said that he
would not be oonvlnced that the rent
commission act was unconstiutional
until it was so decided by the Supreme
Court.
"I believe that the government controls
here and not the landlord*" said
I Sanatnp Dnmaronn
Senator Pomerene la one of the
authors of the law providing for the
creation of the Public Utilities Commission
of the District. He said that
it had been called to his attention
that an increase in street car fares
would be asked here.
"That is a matter that the Public
Utilities Commission has full authority
to deal with," said Senator Pomerene.
The Ohio senator Indicated
that he believed that Instead of an
inerease there should be a decrease
Ifc the charge for publio utilities in
the District, particularly In view of
the fact that the tendency today is
'.ovard lower costs.
rINCREASES IN RENT
FOR UKSHOWN
Alleged That Two-Thirds of
Those Who Answered Questionnaires
Pay More.
Approximately two-thlrde of the
government employee who have filled
out rent questionnaire* have had Increases
made In their rentals ranging
from 10 to 100 per cent and more
during the past three years, according
to a report made to the Association
of Chief Clerks today.
Although complete tabulations of
the results obtained In the various
departments of the government here
had not been completed at the meet,
ing of the association held at the
city post office today, enough compilation
had been made to show the
above result.
Results Announces.
Incomplete returns, showing 1,883
cases in the various departments in
which clerks had answered the questions
asked as to rental increases
here, showed that 1.260 of the tenants
had their rent increased, as
against 623 of whom no increases
were required. These figures took
in the period from April 1, 1917. to
October 1. 1920, and were of tenants
still in the property they were in
during 1917.
Of 1.2S0 cases itemized, as a sample
for presentation to the association today,
808 clerks had their rent raised
from October 1, 1919, to October 1,
1920.
Decision of the Interior Department
not to send around the questionnaires
. to its employes was reported at the
| meeting. This will deprive the statistics
of the.questionnaires which plight
have come from the 5,000 empbw ts of
that department, although It prob
able the bureau of mines will t" -d in
, questionnaires.
8 Committe Report Adopter
The association adopted a rApart of
a special committee, headed by City
I Postmaster M. O. Chance, that the material
showing the rent situation as it
existed here in relation to government
I employes be placed before the District
r rent commission and Congress.
How this is to be done was left to
the decision of the Association of
r Chief Clerks. Chairman E. W. Dibbey
' of the association, who is chief clerk
oi cne t/epanmem 01 tommerce, reaa
: several pathetic letters which he had
' received from clerks, relating their
efforts to secure homes at prices
' within "the range" of a government
' employe.
"These cases show that there is
profiteering going'on in the District,"
Mr. Liibbey said.
[ Postmaster Cites Instance.
, Postmaster Chance told of a case of
. a young woman employe of the gov
ernment who, following a fire in her
apartment house, moved back into the
, apartment after four months' absence
I and was charged rent for the time she
p had been denied her apartment, and
r her rent was raised.
, A few of the departments, exclusive
of the Interior Department, which is
not co-operating in the movement,
have not turned in their rent data, it
t was reported.
: WILL CONSIDER SYSTEM
I OF CREDITS TO FARMERS
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! A meeting of the Senate committee
on agriculture was called for 2
o'clock this afternoon by Senator Nor- i
ris of Nebraska to make plans -for a
general meeting of the Senate and
House committees on agriculture and
senators and representatives from
agricultural states and representatives
of agricultural interests later
this week to determine upon the best
plan to relieve the credit situation of
the farmers
Senator Gronna, chairman of the
agricultural committee, has not re,
turned to Washington and is not expected
until next week. The members
of the committee, however, in
Washington have determined to meet
without further delay because of the
, need of relief on the part of the
farmers.
The members of the committee
! realise that they have a difficult task
i in framing a plan to grant relief.
They realize that while the farmers
1 are being pinched by the drop In
; prices, there are other industries In
the country which also are facing
financial difficulties because of the
money stringency and the reduction
of prices, and that those industries
' will likely also demand assistance.
One of the plans suggested has been
the re-establishment of the War
Finance Corporation. But if this is
i done there will undoubtedly be demands
UDon the aoDronriations mm
mittee for funds by industries other
than agriculture, and the argument
advanced may be just as convincing
as those put forward by the farmers.
Also, it is realized that Secretary
Houston of the Treasury Department
is opposing further extension of
credit and the reorganisation of the
War Finance Corporation. If he is
backed up by the President in this
{Stand, any legislation enacted
Congress looking to the relief of the
farmers might be vetoed, and it is j
doubtful whether the necessary two- |
thirds vote could be mustered to pass !
such a measure over the President's j
veto at the coming short session.* j
DOPE FIEND INCREASE j
NOT DUE TO DRY LAWS
(Continued from First Page.)
is not increased by the importation of
larger quantities of the drug, which is
known to the medical world as canna'is
or cannabis.
Not infrequently operatives of the
division discover frauds which are being
perpetrated on drug addicts by
unscrupulous persons, but there are no
federal statutes to cover such cases,
and where there Is sufficient evidence
the prosecution Is left to state authorities.
A few days ago a raid disclosed
a bottle labeled "morphine," for which
a drug user had paid $70. Analysis
showed that the stuff was not morphine,
but a harmless salt compound,
worth not more than 16 cents.
Such frauds may tend to discourage
drug users, but Col. Nutt does not be- ,
lieve that they should be victimized. ,
Various devices for carrying drugs
secretly, which have been taken from
drug users and venders, may be seen
in nfflffAd nf tko elivieinri in TL*ncV .
ington. A favorite one is the lmita- J
tion fountain pen, with a hypodermic 1
needle concealed in one end and three i
small tubes of "dope" and an extra
needle in the other.
Driga Ester Postage Stamps.
Drugs have been carried concealed
under postage stamps or letters, or
secreted in hollow Jewelry. What Col.
Nutt regards as the most Ingenious
device, however, is a little silver crucifix,
which, when the ring at the top
is unscrewed, allows the cross to open
on a tiny hinge, showing a compartment
which contains some fifty quarter-grain
tablets of morphine.
"How. do most drug users fall victims
to that vice?" the division chief
was asked.
"Through companions who are
users," he answered without hesitation.
"The average age of the drug
addict is twenty-six years, though the
ages range upward from seventeen
and elghteeQ years. A girl or young
woman goes to a dance and at midnight
1s all tired out. A companion
offers her a powder and says, 'snuff
this,'or a small tablet and says,'swallow
this.' The girl takes It, it stimulates
her. She may take a second
dose later in the evening, never guess
in* what it la. The scene is repeated
ten or twelve times and another life
1 has been wrecked, for the habit forms
i that quickly."
CM BALLROOM '
II VILLAGE STREET
Fete for the Neighborhood
House Will Be Novel and
Picturesque.
Workmen under the supervision of
J. P. 8. Neltgh of Neighborhood Houae
1 ana or Mrff. wnt^r K. Tucktrmtr,
! chairman In charge, are busy today *
| transforming: the largre ballroom of
; the New Wlllard. together with It*
i entry hall. Into an attractive village
j street. In the various houses. gardens
and booths of this street, dee'
orated as for a gala occasion. will be
staged the various activities making
: up the yuletidc fete which ts to be
j held tomorrow and Thursday afterj
noon and evening, under the sur-plces
j of Neighborhood House, and in which
various other Washington charitiesare
to participate for their own bene!
nt.
This alTair will mark the first occasion
when a number of Washington
charities have co-operated In one big
effort, and it is hoped that the atj
tendance, enthusiasm and proceeds
i will warrant an annual repetition.
I The little street, in arrangement,
design and color, is the result of the
labors of three Iocs! architects. Ward
Brown, George Oakley Totten. jr.. and
Lynch Lu?iuer, working in co-operution
with Mr. N'eligh as chairman* ui
the decorations committee.
Arranged by Mouths.
The various divisions of the fete,
each in charge of some charitable organisation.
or some special group ?>r
well known women working on behalf
of one or more of them, are to be arranged
according to the months of the
year. .
Here may Tie seen the snow and Ice '
of snowland, where Mrs. John t". Boyd
and ber assistants of the Girls' Friendly
Association will serve ice cream and
cake. Here will be the valentine poet
office of the Child Welfare Association,
with Mrs. Henry Cleveland Perkins
end the women of the board in charge
Nearby Miss Siebert. from her Neighborhood
Housekeeping Cottage, with
her assistants, will sell a variety of
Yuletide gifts, and next to her MrClaude
B. Mayo and her assistants
will have at their April booth, novelties
and cigarettes, and. on Thursday, the
night of the carnival, confetti and gay
streamers for sale.
Next to them Mrs. Charles H. Patternon
?nrt hpr "nrpttv moUo ?11 ir? .?
row" will be found in a Maytime gai den,
where children may dip for prizes.
Mrs. Randall Hagner and an active
corps of assistants will preside over
a "magic flower garden," appropriate
to June, and for July will assist at
the "old oaken bucket." where lemonade.
cider and light drinks of all
kinds will be served. Mrs. Borden
Harriman is in charge of a country
fair, with side shows, and a few pets
for sale.
The most elaborate event each after- '
noon will take place in the. gypsy
camp of "September." Where vaudeville
will be given under the chairmanship
of Robert Bell, assisted byBessie
Davies Schreiner. Here forty
or more artists, professional and amateur,
are giving iheir services for the
good of the several charities.
Mrs. Sherman Miles, in quaint oriental
costume, will serve delicious
colTee in a tent nearby, adjoining
the October Tea Garden, where Mrs.
Adolph Miller and the members of the
Board of the Instructive Visiting
Nurse Society will dispense tea, cakes
and candy. Miss Louise Delano and ,
the girls of the Junior League, from
their Thanksgiving booth, will sell
supper tickets and tables in the
small ballroom, where a cabaret performance
will be staged from 11 to
1 each night.
A huge, lighted Christmas tree, and
laden with toys, will topify December
at the end of the ballroom. Here
Santa Claus will preside apd distribute'
toys to the children, and here
at tables the work of the soldiers at
l Mount Alto. Providence and other
hospitals will be on sale, in charge
of Mrs. Smith and her assistants.
Mrs. Thomas F. Walsh is honorary
chairman of this booth.
Ball Kairh Mght.
a ball, that on Thursday 10 take
a ball. That on Thursday to take
the form of a carnival. There will
also be dancing each afternoon in tbe
small ballroom.
Washington's Near Kast Relief will
have exhibits in both reception halls.
Within its booths, presided over by
Mrs. Cabot Stevi ns and Mrs. John
Harvey Your.g. Uncle Sam and groups
of eastern refugees and -eiief workers
will ma c ""ipe.tls for "? ave a
life" jjifts. - l?:rg group of women
prominent in sooia' and club circles
will serve as lieutenants at these exhibits.
The Uirl Ctouts. in tdc'iton to 'lie
tableaux to he indented dnrinr; the
vaudeville performance. will hsvc j
booth equipped to call attention t<?
their activities and needs. ^
FIVE OVERCOATS TAKEN
BY WASHINGTON THIEVES
Kan Bobbed of Money and Watch
In Pennsylvania Avenue
Hotel. (
Three overcoat thefts were repot''J
to the police last night.
Hoyt Woodruff, manager Ol a cleaning
company at 1120 Queen street
northeast. reported that a black
overcoat, a gray and a black chinchilla
overcoat were stolen since Saturday
from that establishment. The
total value was $90.
Eugene Milstead. 910 12th street,
told police last night that his room
on the third floor had been entered by
use of a duplicate key some time yesterday
and that an overcoat, a suit of
clothes and several miscellaneous nrticles
valued in all at $80 were stolen.
F. L. Pavis of 1116 Connecticut avenue
reported that a black overcoat
lined with satin had been stolen from
his automobile, parked at 15th and
1) streets northwest. last night. It
was valued at $65.
Earl H. Munsee of St. Marys. W.
Va., reported to the police that while /
in a room at a Pennsylvania avenue
hotel a twenty-one-jeweled watch
and $46 in bills were lifted from his
nocket last night. He valued the
watch at $57. The police were given
the description of a suspect.
A thief who entered the apartment
of Mrs. Ada Woodson, at 1330 ttth
street. last night stole a kimono and
six quarts of whiBky. The loot was
valued at $50.
Three women were candidates for
[he school board in the recent election
In New Orleans. *
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