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FINDSHIP HOUSE
APPEALSFOR HELP
Plans Extensive Entertainment
for Children of
IS Neighborhood.
TELLS OF WAYS TO AID
Sew Memberships, Banging r rom
$1 to $25 Yearly, Will
Be Appreciated.
Friendship Honse. for more than
twenty years the social settlement
and day home in Southeast Washington.
and which has established it- |
self as a neeetrsary part of the I
neighborhood, has outgrown its quarters.
is cramped and handicapped and
finds its equipment inadequate to
meet the community's growing: de- j
mands
Friendship House this year, as
tiauaJ. will provide u very a merry
Christmas for the tots in the neighborhod
of 326 Virginia avenue southeast,
where the home is located, but
it is the aim of the management to
have a "sane" Christmas.
Wayn of Keep log Honor.
Some ways of carrying **hristmas.
cheer through 1923 at Friendship
House follows: Contribute for club
equipment, including eighteen small
aized chairs, cos ing $54: eight folding I
tables. $30; phonograph records. $25. j
and wo cords of wood tor nrepiace.
Playground material: Jairge express
wagon. $15; sand pile. $25; seesaw.
$40; slide. $100; games, $50; pool table.
$45; toy-making material, $50;
blocks. $15; andirons, $15; foot ball,
$6: basket ball. $&; horizontal bar, $25.
"Material and labor for repairing of
hmise and grounds: Painting outside
?f house. $75: repairing fence find
walk in back yard. $100; papering
-eevcral rooms. $50.
Help Pay Mortgage.
H*lp to pay off inortgacc: About
*2.000 Is still owed and $20 will pay
n monthly note without the interest.
"Gymnasium fund: A gymnasium is
one of the great uncared for needs of
the southeast. The boys and girls of
the aettlment want it so much that
they have themselves raised abtfcit
$500 to start the fund. Recording to
Miss Lydia II. Burklin. head worker."
New memberships will also bring
Christmas cheer to the home. There
are four types, sustaining. $25; con
f?ributing. 510; associate. $5, and an-,
liual. |1. Checks should be made payable
to Friendship House Association.
To date the following contributions
have been received toward the
foregoing necessities: For painting
"house, $75; for purchasing house, $26:
for gymnasium fund. $10; bathroom
equipment for day nursery, $20; playground
equipment. $50; general miscellaneous
fund, $15, and new members.
$10.
Maintalaa T*my Heme.
The work of Friendship House has
hfcen to maintain a day home, to con- j
fijict social and educational clubs and;
classes, to plan summer outings and]
right-seeing trips for young and old, I
to provide quarters for a public li- i
brary station and a meeting place for
tRirl and Boy Scouts, to act as a j
neighborhood employment agency and j
general information bureau. I
* The work has been indorsed by the]
charities indorsement committee and}
jfthe association is a member of the ;
"Washington Council of Social ;
/Agencies. Henry P. Blair is presim-?
? _ 1? o Cn* ??fr?larv {
rtfOlJ MT8. .ioiiu vw?. ? _ .
Mr*. Kirk Holmes. financial secretary,
and Miss Burklio. head resident.
BIG ISLAND PARK
^ WITH ROIlDPOINT
[? IN BRIDGE PLANS
f Continued from First Pake.)
tip by easy approaches to the amphitheater
from the proposed memorial
arch on the Military road.
f-' Highway to Other Cities.
.' Of the two greater encircling roads, j
the north one will run to Fairfax. J
Manassas and other northern Virgin- j
1a cities. This road. It is contemplat- I
ed. wii] become part of the Lee high- I
>sy. The south road will run to Alex- ,
andria, Richmond and cities of the.;'
outh.
The rondpoint wili be given ade-ij
fiuaie memorial treatment. Col. Sher- j
rill said today, but this feature Willi.
? tie developed later. The rondpolnt will j
be In nature exactly similar to the
tendpoint of which the Lincoln Me-, j
tnorial is the center, but it will be I
smaller, so as not to dwarf that ma*- j
uiflcent conception.
One of the main ideas in placing-, i
the rondpolnt on Columbia Island is J
In order that the memorial bridge : <
*nay be symmetrical in respect to the j.
river. To attain thiB objective Iti!
Will be necessary to dredge the river
at this point, cutting away some of !
the lei and, so that there may be !
about the same distance between the [
rondpolnt and the water as between !
the Lincoln Memorial and the water. {
The channel at this place also must |
be dredged. Col. Sherrill stated, be- j
? cause of the danger of floods. The }
congestion caused by the piers would ,
cause floodlnga if the river is cot :
made deeper at this point.
The park plans will be carrfed for- j
ward simultaneously with the bridge
plans, and*their completion will give
the people of the National Capital
another beautiful play space. This ,
land is ownfd by the District.
Stone Arches and Draw.
Detailed treatment of the bridge balls
for stone arches, with a draw
at the center span, but all these matters
will be worked out later by an
architect to be selected by competition.
The proposed Arlington Memorial
bridge, for which the site was selected
yesterday by tht> bridge commission.
headed by President Uar
ding. In co-operation with the Xa- i
tlonal Commission of Fine Arts, is j
to be sixty-four feet in width, as
stated. It will have four lanes, each
ten feet wide, for traffic, and there
will be no street cars on the bridge.
Two 1214-foot sidewalks will be provided.
The Connecticnt Avenue bridge has
A width of fifty-two feet. The
Georgetown bridge, not completed, j
has a width of sixty-six feet, but will ;
carry two street car lines. The Manhattan
bridge at Jiew York is but
thirty-five feet wide, with no sidewalks
The engineering design of the bridge
Will be In charge of Col. C. O. Sherrlll,
superintendent of public buildings
and grounds. The engineering
features will be In charge of John L.
Xagle. George F. Clark is heading
the survey work. The architectural
treatment will be by some eminent
architect, to be selected later. _
ACCUSED ASSAILANT HELD ,
it
Identified by Woman Refused
? Bail for Jury.
v-Max Brown, colored, recently identified
by Mrs. Florence Wlleon as the
than who assaulted her on the flight
of December S, was hold for action of
ft* grand Jury today, bail being refttsed
Brown by Judge Mattfngly
upon recommendation of Assistant
W strict Attorney Given.
Mrs. Wilson again identified the
in an as ths guilty person.
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LOT FLANNERY, 86,:
SCULPTORJS DEAD
Man Who Chiseled Famous
Lincoln Statue at Courthouse
Succumbs.
Lot Flann^ry, sculptor of the Lin- '
coin statue that has graced the front
of the courthouse for many years. <
and one of Washington's oldest J:
residents, died at j o'clock this morn- 1
ng at his home. 2920 Upton street J {
northwest. Pleurisy w as attributed j
as the cause of his death.
Actively engaged in his work until I
a few yeav ago. Mr. Flannery main-J
tamed an active interest in the de- j
velopment of an art that had brought j
him prominence. liis illness had)
lasted nearly a year and a haif and iduring
the latter part of this time j
his health had been gradually failing.]
Mr. Flannery w as born eighty-six j
years ago, in Limerick, Ireland. He
came to this country as & young rnan.i
settling in Washington. Almost im- j
mediately he began on his life's work, i
for w hich he had already shown much
early talent. With the exception of,
? few years spent in New Orleans,:
St. Louis, New York and abroad, Mr. j
Flannery lived his life in this city, j
Abroad Early In Civil War. |
Tn the early part of the civil war]
Mr. Flannery was abroad. Near the ]
end of the war he returned to Wash
ington and. once more took'up active {
work. Mr. Flannery's first great'
work was the Lincoln statue. It was!]
erected in front of the old court-!,
house, very near the spot where it i1
now stands. The statue was erected ji
about a year following the assassina- j j
tion of President "Lincoln, when bit- i,
ter feeling still ran high in many j
hearts ?i
Another great work of the artist 11
was the marble bust of Gen. John A. i
Logan, that was for a time* on ex- |J
hibition in the Senate of the United'1
States Capitol. The whereabouts of I
this statute at present is a mystery. 1
A copy from ft. however, -was made J i
by SimnJons. also a sculptor, which 11
was used in producing the Logan i i
statue that,now adofns Iowa Circle. J j
The statue of Grief, in Congres- i j
sional cemetery, is also the work ofij
Mr. Flannery- This statue was erect- i
ed by the government in memory of j 1
the victims of the arsenal explosion i
during the civil war. A bust of Ben- i
jamin Franklin, considered one of the n
Rnest likenesses to day, finds it place j j
in the government nrinHner 1
work of Mr. Flannery.
His other work included basts of other
prominent men.
Handled Stone Work.
In 1915 Mr. Flannery became theL
executor of the estate of M. C. Flannery.
which included a business of
monumental and stone work. He took
an active part in this business until
his health began to fall. Mr. Flan- I
nery's llfework has been the object j
of ranch praise from his cotemporaries.
He was often called "an indi- '
vidual all himself" and was a man ,
who shunned publicity, often avoiding: '
people for this reason. He never joined
any clubs or associations, hut was
merely cowtent in the carrying out of
his own work. All his life, with the 1
exception of the last years, he enjoyed]1
rerparkable health, possessing great 1
energy and vigor. . I
Funeral arrangements have not been 1
definitely decided, but it is probable '
that the services will be conducted
at St. Thomas" Catholic Church Thursday
morning at 9 o'clock, followed by t
interment in Mount Olivet cemetery. (
Surviving him are two nephewe. M. ,
N. Flannery of this city and W. C. ,
Flannery of Baltimore, and four nieces, ,
Misses Kate, Jennie, Madge aqd Lil- ,
lian Flannery. all of this city. ]
Personally Knew Lincoln.
The fact that Lot Flannery knew
Abraham Lincoln well and probably
talked frequently with him, and that ,
the now famous statue which has I
been restored to its original nosition
in front of the District courthouse Is
the only vtatue of Lincoln made from
life by one who knew him. was emphasized
in two speeches In the House
on April 5 and April 26 last by Representative
Edward J. King of Illinois.
Representative King referred to the
Lincoln statue done by Lot Flannery
as "artistic" and "true to life."
"It must be remembered," said Mr.
King;, "that the artist himself resided
In Washington all the time that Lincoln
was President and like other
citisans was familiar with Lincoln's [
face and form, Lincoln frequently
walking and riding about the city."
Representative Kinf also .said "no
doubt Flannery had often conversed
with the President." As showing that
the Flannery statue was an "excellent"
likeness. Representative King pointed
out that Crosby S. Xoyes testified that
the Flannery statue was selected from
a number of models of Lincoln submitted
to the committee on award because
of its "excellent likeness."
Tells Hnmaa Interest Story.
Representative King included in his
tribute a human interest story of
why Flannery placed this figure of
Lincoln on such a high pedestal in
front of the courthouse. He said that
somewhat over a year ago a reporter
visited the old artist in his shack not
far from the Capitol for the purpose
NEW TREATY DRAFT
READY FOR TURKS
(Continued from Pjist Page.)
ivere unsuccessful, as It was pointed
nit by Lord Curron that this would
violate the principle that international
waters began three -miles -from
land.
Lord Cnrzon again dominated the
inference. His declaration as president.
which had the ring of an ultimatum.
that only one more session
should be devotad to the straits, seemed
to be directed more against the
Russians than the Turks.
id. Tchilcherin defended at length
the Hussion counter project for the
regulation of the Dardanelles, the ties
if Marmora and the Bosporus, but
the allies informed the Russians that
their Counter project was not acceptable.
as it meant the closing of the
straits. Thev told th? Turks they
*rer? ready to make one or two more
concessions, but said every question
raised in the Turkish counter project
Had been amply crone over by the
experts.
la net Fears Interference.
Iarnet Pasha. Tor Turkey, voiced the
fear that the proposed commission
for control of the straits would in- ;
L erf ere in the internal affairs of his i
country. He said Turkey had made 1
onormous concessions in the conditions
regarding the demilitarization j
the zones about the straits, and he !
thought the counter guarantees offer- |
cd by the allies were insufficient. j
He declared every nation signing
>r subscribing: to the settlement of
the straits regime should solemnly
jfnd itself to commit no act of aggression
in the region of the straits,
thus respecting the neutrality of Tur<ey
and of the waterways held to be
ntemational.
Would Exclude Greece.
Is met caused a sensation among the
2cle.gatc.fi by insisting that Greece
should have no seat on the international
commission of control, because
Greece was not a great power.
Ex-Premier Vcniselos declared impressively
in reply that if Greece
was' not a great power the statistics
<howed that she utood second among
the world nation* in her amount of
commerce w ith the Black sea, and.
therefore, that Greece could not be
ignored.
I>elegato Spalaikovltch saved the
atmosphere from becoming more
Lense by remarking: t
"This discussion over the straits remind*
me Peneloi*'* tapestry; tt
is never finished. Are we to be here
forever?"
l?ord Gurzoji seized upon .this excursion
into mythology. remarking
that M. Spalaikovitch was quite right
and declaring the meeting adjourned
until tocporrow afternoon.
M. Tchitcherin explain?^ during the
session that he wanted Germany represented
on the international commission
because siir had large commercial
interests In the Black sea.
FREEZING OF RUTS
BLOCKS STREETS
ffontinucd from First Page.)
Jumped there. This is only a temporary
expedient, for as soon as the
traffic gets into it the roadbed will
be in as had#;ondtl1on a* before.
Just around the corner on Jenifer
street the latter is in a bad condition,
and a building operation now is going
-?n there which 4will make the street
100 per cent built up. Fessenden
street. west of Wisconsin avenue, has ,
in earth roadbed, making: hard trav- >j
cling in freesing weather and danserous
and slippery in wet weather.Yuma
fftrert ia Bad Shape.
Yuma street. Alton place, JSth and 39tb
streets, between the former two. are
in a bad condition, and 38th street
Is dangerous. Deep ruts have been cut
by traffic liauhng materials to a new j
building operation there, and In wet
weather it* will be almost impossible
for people to reach their homes without
much effort. Certainly they will]
not be able to take automobiles there
if they have them. However, there ia
an appropriation available now for paving
Yuma street between 38th and
39th streets, and this, according to
[be District highway officials, will be
used just as soon as the weather Is
[avorabbe for grading and paving. Even
when paved thta street will be like
in island, for everywhere in the vicinity
[he streets are bad. and in order to
set from it to the hard-surfaced Wisconsin
avenue it will be necessary to
io through mire.
WieeoMln Avenae Rangh.
Wisconsin avenue from the District
line to Massachusetts avenue, while
la ?in V m hup.) fan- Im . ? * 1
HUB ? ?????? ou? imt, *0 ?CI iWUfill
>ni full of holes. Repairing It by
llling up the holes is ineffective, and
it should have a new roadbed and
surface. This is one of the tnaln arteries.
carrying the traffic from the
ftockville pike to Massachusetts averue
and into the city.
South of Wisconsin avenne. from a
point opposite the Industrial Home
School, this thoroughfare baa a readied
of Belgian blocks laid many years
sgo. now rough and uneven, and dangerous
for travel, the condition being
aggravated by the bad condition of
the railroad tracks.
. Near the intersection of 35th street
broken asphalt is met, and traffic
seems to avoid this thoroughfare as
aiuch as possible, due undoubtedly
to the dangerous condition of the
roadway. m
KLAN WIZARD HERE.
Arrives With National Attorney
and Chief Investigator.
Dr. H. W. Evans, imperial wizard of
the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, arrived
here yesterday from Atlanta.'
together with Paul Etheridge, national
attorney for the klan. and F. L.
Savage, chief of the department of inrestigatlon
of the secret organization.
Dr. Evans stated today that he had
igd a long talk with Gov. Henry Allen
of Kansas, who is waging war
upon the invisible empire, and said
that the latter was not against the
principles of the klan, but was opposed
to its secrecy and the use of
masks. ,
A Crystal Spring, Miss., corporation
which employs many girls in its
Factory is bnildtng a series of model
pottages for their occupancy. The
pottages will be oiTered free of
pharge. it Is stated, a housekeeper
end janitor qervice being furnished
by the company.
sf obtaining a story about the celebrated
statue. "He found Fl&nnery
lying on a cot," said Representative
King. "He was vary old, weary and
raint, even then.
"The reporter, as he told me. asked
Flannery why he chose to place the
statue on sucn a niin jieucaiM. ??wly
and painfully the sculptor raised
himself upon his elbow and with difficulty
said:
' "Young iVian. on the evening of
AprH 14. 1864, I was occupying a seat
In Ford's Theater. Arriving early. I
witnessed the President and his
party come in and enter the upper
right-hand box amid the cheers of the
audience. A nurtber of times I observed
the President's face as he sat
on the side of the box nearest the
audience.
Wits eased the Assassination.
" 'Suddenly. While engaged with the
lines of the single actor then occupying
the stage and in the middle of the
second scene of the third act. a pistol
shot rang out. I- looked at the President's
box. His head had fallen forwasd.
He had been hit.
" 'Instantly the figure of a man
sprang from the box upon the stage
and escaped across it.
'"I lived through the days and
nighfs of gloom following the assassination.
As to every one else, it
was a personal lamentation. And when
it fell to me to carve and erect this
statue I resolved and did place it so
high that no assassin's hand could
ever r.gain strike him down.'"
' a
NEW SOUTHEAST BI
HIT ID PURSUIT
OP BOOTLEG GARS
Citizens Oppose Wild Chases
Through Crowded Streets,
Which Endanger All.
RISK HELD UNWARRANTED
A. M. A. and A. A. A. Secretaries
Declare Chance of Injury to
Innocent Too Great.
The practice of chasing: bootleg:
cars through the city at forty and
fifty miles an hour is being- condemned
by many citixens of Washington,
vho are daily endangered by the wild
driving of bootleggers and police and
revenue officers. They think that the
"game is not worth the candle"; that
the chase after a few pal Ions of
liquor is not worth the endangering:
of their lives and the damaging -of
their property*.
The climax in this series of wild
pursuits was veached on Saturday,
when an employe of the Agricultural
Department, proceeding in a slow and
orderly manner, was smashed into by
a revenue officer's car. His machine
was badly damaged and he was taken
to the hospital. That the bootleggers
were captured later on in the day is
small comfort to him.
Raymond Beck, secretary of the
American Motorists' Association, and
who has been identified with motoring
almost since its inception, and C.
W. Hltes. secretary of the American
Automobile Association and editor of
the American Motorist, have both
made statements regarding this practice,
which if kept up will result in
the killing and maiming of many
citizens of this community.
"This business of running through
the crowded sections of the city at
high speed to capture perhaps a few
gallons of liquor should be stopped.**
said Mr. Beck today. "The police and
revenue departments should be able
to weigh matters in their proper balance
to find out whether it is worth
while.
Often Chase Fails.
"No one wants to see the bootlegger
go free, but is the drastic method
used in a good many cases worth the
apprehension of a liquor runner? R
involves not only the violation of the
law by the pursuing car. but Is
fraught with potential Injuries to innocent
persons and damage to oars
of citisens tvho are in no way implicated.
"In many cases the bootlegger is
not caught at all. although he and
the police and revenue officers often
leave a trail of disaster .behind them.
The sole result of the wild chase ts a
gallon or so of liquor in a deserted
or smashed-up car.
Bootlegging Serless Offense.
"Of course, bootlegging Is a serious
offense, ljut it Is not as serious as
murder and many others. If bank
robbers, murderers or criminals of
this kind were trying to escape the
means might justify the ends. But
certainly in the case of a bootlegger
there should not be a wholesale endangering
of life to apprehend him.
It la almost the same as driving at
fifty miles an hour after a man who
has parked more than the required
thirty minutes in the downtown section
of the city."
"Even If the police happen to catch
the bootleggers and the car. they
hare not touched the heart of the
Industry. Uquor runners are in the
employ of those higher up. and the
mere apprehension of one of the
tint worth the life
*KC!lV3 w 31
of a pedestrian or a smashed-up car
of an iimocent motorist. It is Just
a 'flasb-in-the-pan' and sensational
method on the part of the police and
revenue oncers and does not in any
was Justify itself.
Urges Siren Herns.
"If the police persist in this practice
of endangering lives by their
reckless pursuits they should, at
least, have their cars equipped with
siren horns, such as the fire department
and ambulances use, to give
some sort of warning to pedestrians
and motorists that they are again in
their wild pursuit of a liquor runner.
The man on the street will then have
some chance for his life; at present
he has hardly any.
Mr. Hites was equally emphatic in
denouncing the practice.
"It is potential murder for police or
any one else to drive through the
streets, crowded at this season of the
year with Christmas shoppers, chastng
after liquor runners, " he said.
"There may have been cases where
the bootleggers have been captured
intact?that is. with their car in good
order, liquor in the back of it, and the
men surrendering when the officers'
car came near them, hut I have heard
of very few of them. The net result
of most of these chases is a few gallons
of liquor, a srn&shed-up car. dead
license plates, and no bootleggers. It
seems as If these liquor cars are never
caught until there is a collision, and
that the men generally manage to get
away before the appearance of the
officers.
"Now Is ail' this werth while? In
my opinion it isn't. Police and revenue
officers should realise that their
almost wfUiul disregard of human life
In theae pursuits is going to get them
Into trouble."
"Thrf police cfcn't expect motorists
in general to hold their speed to
eighteen miles an "hour in the city
when they violate the law and endanger
lives on snch a flimsy pretext.
There onght to be some check pnt on
this practice at ones or the toll of
maimed and dead in the National
Capital will reach alarming proportions;
all from _the disregard of hu
man lite in a cnaae unr uqum.
With pletola and rlflea spitting indlecrlmlnately,
and automobiles careening
wildly through the streets,
Washington cttiaens homeward bound
after a day's hard work or downtown
for Christmas shopping feel
that their lives are being put into
jeopardy without cause.- That some
less drastic measures should be
adopted for the pursuit of these criminals
they feel Is an important Hem
in their daily existence. '
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Morgan Denies
! Will Make
j
Reparations Must B
Even Will Be Coi
! Tells We
By the A*soc!fttr>d free*.
NEW YORK, December 19.?J. P. p
'Morgan & Co. last night issued a. statement
declaring they had notified the j
German ambassador "to this country
"that it was Impossible for us to.discuss
or consider a loan to Germany j
unless and until the reparations qties- '
tion was settled." I
This statement was issued, it was
learned, to set at rest what were described
at "high'
1 >' fantastical sto'
. ries" which have
I been published rc1
r*": garding the possi\
v.S|; bility of the flotaj
tion of an interloan
to
j ^Germany.
mated as high as
$1.500,000. *00.
The
^H follows:
Called on
Otto Wi'edfcldt.
the German
HOBO AW. amhassanor. called
on Mr. Morgan on
Saturday to make inquiry as \s> the
possibility of our undertaking: to as- |
slst in floating a large, so-called in- j
tematlonal loan to Germany. In hisi
reply Mr. Morgan adverted to the
statement that he had made following
ithe sittings of the bankers' committee
last June, and In effect told the
ambassador that our position was exactly
the same as if was then.
"He informed Dr. Wiedfeldt that,
while we greatly desired to be of
service to the general situation, nevertheless
matters had manifestly
, reached such a point that it was TK>t
possible for us to discuss or to consider
a loan to Germany unless and
LOAN tO GERMANY
HANGS ON FRANCE
a A gpfgnas A
AUUtMINU ItHMS ;
Continued from First l'aee.l
i
ered. The American government has j
been hopeful that'France would re- ]
vive the invitation to the bankers' i
committee and that at the same time 1
diplomatic influence might be cautiously
exerted to secure an agreement
between the allies to forego
enforcement of certain sections of |
the Versailles treaty.
The diplomatic parleys must pro- <
ceed concurrently with any efforts of
the bankers to examine anew the In- :
tricate questions of credit involved in
the flotation of a loan to help Germany.
Last Werl a Bid.
The last word from the hankers' committee
was in itself a bid for another
Invitation. It read as follows:
"The committee are deeply conscious
I Of the immense assistance to the eco1
nomic recovery of the whole world
which would be afforded by gradual
conversion of Germany's obligations
from a debt to governments into a
debt to private investors, based, like
other public debts, not upon external
sanctions, but upon the general credit
of the debtor country. They believe.
Indeed, that the resumption of normal'.
conditions between countries and the
stabilisation of exchanges are impos- |
slble without a definite settlement of i
reparation payments as of other ex-1
temal public debts.
Ready to Meet Again.
"If, at any time, therefore, the repa-.|
rations commission is able to repeat
by unanimous decision the invitation
which now has been extended bj the
majority the committee will he glad
to meet again and resume the inquiry.
"They cannot conjecture whether Vie
allied governments would be able to j
accent the necessary conditions! but.
if so. they repeat that they are hope- \
IUI in*l OUDBMIililil ivmus vuuiu uc 1
raised. ' ,
"Finally, the committee desired to ,
point out that in the meantime, and ,
even in the interval between such
renewed invitation and the conclusion
of subsequent negotiations, Germany's
financial position may ob- .
viously be threatened with serious
danger; protracted negotiations for a
large long-term loan might mature :
too late. If not preceded by immediate
help. But if the problem were
considered anew in the improved clr
cumstances suggested and with a real
prospect of ultimate settlement, the
committee feel that the obstacles ]
which at present eonf-' nt an interim
loan would probably n t prove to be
insuperable.
Shorter-Termed Bean Possible.
"With a real hope of ? definite settlement
within a reasonable period,
it would bo much, easier to arrange
a shorter-term secured loan sufficient
to save Gorman credit from oollapso
during the period of negotiation.
The committee need scarcely
add that they would be glad under
these circumstances to give any assistance
In their'power With regard
to such a limited loan as well as
with regard to the larger and more
Important problems."
Will -France agree to renew the
invitation . to the bankers? The
United States government, acting
wholly as a mediator and in an informal
way. has been sounding the
French government to see what can
i be done. Upon the answer bf France
today, as six months ago, depends
i whether any progress can be made.
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ing popular with
jity.
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His Firm
> German Loan
e Settled Before It
isidered, Banker
idfeldt.
settled.'' v
Denies Presenting Plan.
Official denial was made of rr^orts
that the Morgan firm had presented j
"a plan for the settlement of the .
reparations proh- j
ington ^ adminmen
t was made
concerning Mr.
Morgan's visit to
Secretary Hughes
i n Washington
last week, it is
understood the
financier merely
gave the Secretary
his views on
conditions in Europe.
whence he
WIEDFELDT. recently returned ;
after a eix-month i
visit. Mr. Morgan was a member of ';
an international committee of bank- :
sr.s which met in London last June 1
iv uiduuss i.ne question of financial ,
assistance to GTmany. i
Ix>cal international bankers^ are i
said to believe that before any loan j
Is made by this country to Germany
there must be not only a settlement ?
of the reparations question, but a ,
sincere effort made by Germany to :
balance her budget, revise her bank
ing system and stabilize her currency,
which has been enormously
inflated. If these conditions are met
\ small loan of short duration may
be made through local bankers, but
the possibility of such an undertaking
Is said to be "very remote/* at
this time.
While President Harding's cabinet
is known to have had the German
reparations question under discuslioo
at recent meetings, local bankers
do not believe that the administration
.will offer- its services as \
? referee on the reparations problem. 1
in view of its definite refusal to con- j
sider such" action at the request of j
Lhe German government some time i
igo. The inquiry of Dr. Wiedfelt i
is believed to be the first direct pro- i
oosal made to American bankers for i
assistance by the German govern- 1
menti I
In his report to the international {
committee of bankers. Mr. Morgan \
isserted the American investor would ;
be interested in German obligations!
only if it were satisfactorily established:
"First, that such a loan should be
at the request and would be for the
benefit of the allied nations.
"Second, that through the technical
security to be given by Germany and
the rehabilitation of its internal financial
situation CZ+wmmwf ? ?-> i
. _ CHIUU1U |
clearly phow a desire to meet Its ob- j
ligations in the hope that by the!
fulfillment of these obligations it
would re-establish its credit as one
of the commercial nations of the
world."
FRENCH WELCOME MOVE.
(By Cable to The Bier sad Odcsge Daily
New*. Copyright. 1022.)
PARIS. December IS.?French pub'lic
opinion welcomes the evidences
that the Washington government is
disposed tcf resume conversations
with America's formerassoclates, as it
never has believed that a reparations
settlement could be effected without
American co-operation.
All responsible persons with whom
the correspondent has talked seem to
consider present circumstances more
propitious than at any previous time
Tor a general settlement. The only
warninfe sounded here is that, if a
general compromise is to succeed, sacrifices
must be made all around and
not by Fjance alone.
The French government continues
to give privately assurances fully
confirming the French minimum conditions.
France's minimum demand today
seems to be 28,000,000.000 gold
marks <86,664.000.000), provided the
interallied war debts are canceled!
otherwise 28,000.000.000 marks In A
and B bonds and 24,000.000,000 marks
105.712,000.000) in C bonds, the latter
to be beld against Germany or canceled
precisely as British and American
claims agalst Frannce are held
or canceled.
One difficulty Is that 48 per cent of
the reparations is held by other nations
than France. Thus far none has
exhibited willingness to surrender
any part. Indeed, Mussolini seems
disposed to increase Italy's demands.
BALDWIN SEES XING.
Bj the Associated Press.
LONDON. December IS.?Stanley
Baldwin, chancellor of the exchequer,
had a long audience with the king at
Buckingham Palace yesterday prior
to sailing for New York aboard the
Majesties on December 27. The chancellor
will be accompanied on his
mission, which relates to the British
debt to the United States, by his wife
and daughter.
There is no diminution of Interest
here in the possibility of America
taking a more active part in European
economic affairs and the coincidence
of Chancellor Baldwin and the
American ambassador, George' Harvey.
being In Washington at the same
time, but the British press seems
rather reluctantly realising that the
large hopes of American participation
hi the reparations question and
the possibility of a loan to Germany
mc iitno iuvi v ttuui ?u iiii|ivoiuk <ur
castle built upon very slender foundation*.
and that speculation baa
traveled very far In advance of the
Those who have been largely responsible
for erecting this edifice out
of the activities of Ambassador Child
at Lausanne, the meetings of the
American ambassadors in London and,
lastly, the announcement of Col. Harvey's
visit to the United States, are
now engaged In declaring that the
situation is raally little changed and
that the Antsrlean policy is not altered
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WRECK ROAD'S BLAME.
Held Open to Censure for Death
of 1, Injury of 01.
Operating: officials of the Pennsylvania
railroad are "open to censure"
in the matter of a wreck on that road
Xovcmber 7. at Cincinnati, which resulted
in the death of an employe
and the injury of eixty-one passengers
and employee, the safety inspectors
of the Interstate Commerce
Commission reported today.
The wreck was caused, the Inspectors
declared, because a passenger
locomotive was operated by Engineman
Pyle at a rate of speed in excess
of that prescribed by his time table,
and because the airbrake on his engine
wae In defective condition.
INSURANCECODE
CHANGES PROPOSED
District Commissioners Send
Bill to Congress Embodying
Revision.
Complete revision of tbe insurance
code of the District Is proposed in
a bill sent to tbe Senate and House
Distrie committees by the Commissioners
yesterday.
According to Burt A. Miller, superintendent
of insurance, the new code
would result in a net increase of
J48.110 in revenue from insurance companies.
Another feature of the bill is that
it will give the superintendent of insurance
control over all surety companies
doing business in the District.
The bill also is designed. Mr. Miller
said in a letter to tha Commissioners,
to place the llcenss cost upon the
companies rather than upon the
agents
Reduction In Fees Froposeo.
L'nder existing law the agent's
license fee is $50 a year and the solicitor's
$5 a year. The proposed bill
trill make the agent's fee $3 a year
and the solicitor's $2. The bill also
changes the rates of taxation to be
paid by Insurance companies upon
their annual premiums.
Mr. Miller prepared a statement for
the Commisioners showing that under
existing law the estimated collections
of his department for the calendar
year 1923 would be $242,100, made Hp
as follows: Fees, $27.29$, and taxis,
$214,802
Estimated revenue for 192$. if the
new law is enacted, would be $290.310.
as follows: Licenses and filing
fees, $50,310. and taxes, $340,000.
The expenses of the insurance office
under new salary list and other costs
would he only $25,200. This would
leave. $255,110 of revenue in excess of
office expenses under the new law
This figure is $48,110 greater than
the net revenue of the revenue office
now.
Speaking of the reduction 1n agent's
license fee. Mr. Miller states that it
Is "In accordance with the general
practice of other states of the L'nlon
and will be found to be of great benefit
to our local companies, many of
which are beginning to expand and
go Into the states, having been greatly
handicapped heretofore by this
large difference in the fees
"The licenses of companies chapter
follows in the main the marine law.
for It is worked out to meet the re
' a? an/I fft TT411
q u lrenirii lb ui me i/tou<w ?" th?
license cost spon companies, and
not upon the agents as formerly
Experts As* Cssnltel .
Mr. Miller has had the advice and
co-operation of some of the best informed
Insurance experts of the
country In the preparation of the new
rode. Refarring to the new legislation
generally, Mr. Miller says:
"The Insurance code for the District
has not been changed since 1*11,
i .en only a few minor changes were
made, but as a matter of fact, the law
then needed to be completely revised
and brought up to date. A number of
attempts have been made to secure
such legislation aa would give the
District a model code, and one bill
was prepared by the American BatAssociation.
which has been pending
in Congress for years and ia now before
the Senate District committee."
Mr. Miller made public a statement
from S. 8. Huebner, professor of insurance
at the University of Pennsylvania
and advisor to the Shipping
Eoard. indorsing the proposed code
for the District and voicing the hope
that Congress soon will enact it into
law.
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oUflUULO A5I\ AIU
OFCIVICBOOIES
Letters Arfi Mailed Out by
Citizens' Committee
of Five.
Appeals to every civic body in the
District to unite in the concerted
campaign tor school improvements by
indorsing the original school estimates
for the next fiscal year, the
Capper teachers' salary bill and the
compulsory school attendance and
school census bill were made today
by the citlsens' school committee of
five appointed by the board of education.
This legislation. It was pointed
out, is now pending in Congress.
Letters Are Seat Oat.
The appeal to the civic organisations
to join in the school betterment
movement is contained in letters addressed
to the officers of the various
organizations, under the signature of
Ira Nutter, a member of the committee
of five delegated by Chairman
Henry H. liiassie 10 line up in? civic
bodies in tbe campaign. The communications
were sent out today from
the office of Harry O. Hine, secretary
of the school board.
Besides indorsing tbe school legislation
outlined, the civic bodies also
are called upon to demand that Congress
appropriate funds which will
bring to a realisation the committee's
slogan: "A seat for ovary child, a
full-time day for every day In the
school year."
Unit Make Prevfslvnu."
Congress should make such previsions
for the school system of the
fsdersl territory, the letter said, "as
will place that territory In educational
facilities commensurate with
its dignity and prestige as the seat of
government."
Plans are being made now by the
school committee of live to appear
before the congressional appropriations
committees to supplement the
school officials' defense of the school
budget with arguments showing the
imperative need of reinserting in the
school estimates the items deleted
by the Commissioners and the bureau
of the budget.
MARYLAND "TAGS" READY.
Mora Than 3,000 D. C. Autoists
Apply for 1923 Registration.
I The 192S Maryland ctate automobile
license tags have arrived in
Washington and will make their Drat
appearance tomorrow. At the Washington
office of the Maryland state
license bnreau more than S.OOt applicants
for registration have been
received. Officials at the bureau look
' for the usual rush over the holidays.
DRY HOPES BRIGHT <
FOLLOmPARLEY
Haynes Is Encouraged Over
Outlook for Better
Enforcement.
MORE MONEY IS URGED
Ritchie Says Maryland Considers
Volstead Law Infringement
on Bights.
General encouraeemcnt as to the
prospects of meeting present prohibition
enforcement problems throuph
closer-co-operation between the federal
and state authorities and an
earnest appeal for reverence ?.f tk?
law was felt today by administration
officials as a result of President
Harding'* conference on the subject
with state governors.
Among the fourteen state executives
who discussed the subject informally
with the President and administration
officials directly interested
at a White House luncheon
conference yesterday there appeared
to be an almost unanimous opinion
that the way to improvement in the
enforcement situation lay n<"?t in re- '
luxation of the present enforcement
statute, but rather in more rigid execution
of its terms. More severe
fines and prison sentences for violation*.
It was said to have been held,
would assist prohibition officials in
their work, while more careful selection
of prohibition personnel and
education of the public to the necessity
of law-reverence were among
other "informal" suggestions made.
Hague* Is Encouraged.
In a statement after the conference
Prohibition Commissioner Haynes sa.141
in many instances the reports of the
governors were of an "encouraging
nature."
Indications today were that another
conference of governors might i?p
called early in the new year for u
more thorough discussion of the subject.
According to some of those w ho
attended, there was no suggestion
rals- d during the three-hour conferon*
which Indicated belief that the
situatidn might be haloed bv lno*en
in* the present stringent enforcemerit
statute. To the contrary. it wm
aid, the prevalent opinion seemed to
have been that imposition of shore
severe fines and prison terms on conviction
of violation would assist the
enforcement officials in their work.
Other suggestions. all of which were
declared later to have been "entire!;
informal," included a more careful
selection of prohibition personnel
larger appropriations for the federa.
bureau and education of the general
public to the necessity of law-ret
ere nee.
Mare Money la Urged.
Gov. Allen of Kansas 6&id last night
the conference had indicated clearly
that all the governors present whose
i states have enforcement law s were
lin entire sympathy with rigid cn!
forcemeut Gov. Co* of Ma&sachuJuetts?one
of the two states lying
outside this classification?was quotj
ed as of the opinion that "more money
and more honorable men*' were ne? Iesiary.
Since the law wa$ on the
statute books, Mr. Cox held, it mu?i
be enforced.
The majority of the people of Mar land?the
other state without special
enforcement laws?believe that the
Volstead act is impossible of enforce,
'ment in the state, according to Gov.
i (uivuie.
j "Our people In the main regard it
I a* an unnecessary and drastic federal
J infringement of their state and per;
aonal right*," he declared. in a stateI
ment issued after the conference, and
which was described a* setting forth
the views he had expressed to President
Harding.
DEMAND FOR JURY TRIAL
HALTS RENNIE HEARING
Witnesses Summoned Following
Said of Club Under Dry Law
Crowd Courtroom.
! When the case of William Renn;e.
I said to be the proprietor of*The Little
1 Club, raided Saturday night bv the
police and prohibition enforcement
officers, and who was arrested on a
charge of conducting a disorderly
house and the additional -charge of
violating the national prohibition la"
was called in the United States branch
of Police Court yesterday, before
Judge Robert E. Mattingly, the courtroom
was crowded with more than
fifty of the seventy-four witnesses
taken In the raid, summoned to the
court to appear against the defendant.
Rennle was arraigned on the
charge of disorderly house and
pleaded not guilty and. demanding a
j trial by Jury, the cane went over
I without a date for trial being eel
j The bond of 1500 taken at the time
{of the arrest waa continued. The
charge of violating the national projhibltion
law was not called up and
! will not be on the arraignment list
' for several days. Assistant 1 iletrlct
Attorney Frank J. Kelly said Mr. Rennie
is on a 1500 bond in that case.
SETS HER LEGS AFIRE.
Colored Bride in Hospital After
Quarrel, Says Police Report.
Suffering from painfully burned
legs. Mrs. Ethel Finney, colored, a
bride of two months, is confined to
her home today. She scorched her
legs yesterday by pouring kerosene
on them and lighting it with a match
Investigation by Detective Bagby
King of headquarters following a
message that a woman had burned
e that address resulted in
hie report that the cause of the self.
scorching wu a dispute with her husband
because she had gone to dances.
BOY'S DEATH ACCiDENT.
Coroner's Jury Clears Driver in 7th
Street Xishap.
Accidental death was the verdict
returned by a coroner's Jury yesterday
afternoon In the case of six-yearold
Elman Gritz of 1336 7th street,
who was fatally injured when struck
by an automobile operated by Dr. IV.
A. Tolson. colored, of $04 3d street.
Testimony Introduced at the Inquest
showed that Dr. Tolson was driving
. up 7th street at a speed far below the
| maximum allowed, and that the boy
| dashed out In front.of the automobile
I from between two parked machines ai
7 the curb In front of 1331 7th street.
[The jury expreBaed the opinion that
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ine acciucuv ? ?
HOUSEBREAKERS GET BAIL
Cady and Clifton Enter Motion for
New Trial.
William Cady and Roland Clifton
were convicted late yesterday r'
housebreaking by a jury In Criminal
Division 1.
The men broke into a garage in the
rear of 1616 R street northwest, October
21 last, about 7 o'clock in tbe
morning. Nothing was taken from
the garage, according to the evidence.
Justice Stafford permitted the men to
remain at liberty on ball of 62.SOO
each, pending a motion far a new
trial. A as latent District Attorney
Emerson conducted the prosecutton.
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