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Fair tonight and tomorrow; slight ly colder tonight, lowest temperature about freezing. Temperature for twenty-four hours ended at 2 p.m. today: Highest, 57, at 3:30 p.m. yesterday: lowest, 38, at 7:30 a.m today Full report on page 3. Closing N. Y. Stocks and Bonds, Page 14 "Vr, OQ OQI Entered as second-class matter post office Washington, V. C. OFFICIALS. AROUSED OVER MISSING LIST. TO PUSHTO PROBE Secretary of Polish Embassy Owner of Liquor Police Tried to Seize. STAYTON DEMANDS ALL NAMES BE PUBLISHED Wheeler Directs Energies to Un covering Lost Roster of Buyers. Washington's biggest bootleg scan dal. which originated from a modest police raid, gives promise of devel oping a sweeping- inquiry into oft repeated charges of liquor-drinking In high places. The sudden disappearance of a portentous list of customers taken during the raid resulted in insistent demands from several quarters today for an explanation. There were indications that the district attorney's office, which has threatened to prosecute those whose names appeared on the list, would investigate thoroughly why the evi dence vanished into thin air, and that the demands for an Inquiry would be taken up in Congress immediately after the holiday recess. Meantime both the financial back ing of the bootlegger ring involved and the actual source of its liquor supply are under investigation by several agencies of the municipal government of the District of Colum bia. An effort will be made to connect prominent banking interests with the financing of the project, and an In quiry already has been made of the Stale Department as to the immunity of a liquor stock which the police were prevented from seizing by the intervention of an official of a foreign legation. Belonged to Polish Official. Some of the liquor suspected by police officials of belonging to the stock of the ring was stored In the cellar of a private house here, but when a police squad broke into the place and were about to carry the wet goods away they were Informed that it belonged to Dr. Venceslas Sokolowski. first (Secretary of the Polish legation. Dr. Sokolowski subsequently pro duced penults showing that the liquor had been obtained by him through the regular channels provided in the law for Insuring supplies to the rep resentatives here of foreign govern ments. The stock whose seizure thus was Intercepted was estimated by police officials today to be worth 150,000. The police indicated that no further move on their part seemed possible, and both the legation and the State Department appeared to regard the in cident as closed. As a result the liquor actually taken into custody in the case amounts to exactly fifteen quarts, seized in an automobile which the police declare belonged to one of the runners, held in readiness by the ring to fill rush orders. At headquarters of the organization in a downtown office building, however, police offi cials claim to have taken sufficent documentary evidence to prove the existence of a gigantic syndicate. Elmer L. Irev, chief of the special In telligence unit of the Treasury De partment, now in charge of the case, today reaffirmed his denial of knowl edge of the list, and announced that he would welcome all co-operation toward obtaining It. Commissioner James F. Oyster, who Initiated the investigation, refused to affirm or deny personal knowledge concerning the list today. Last week, he said, he had been Informed by In vestigators of the existence of a list and had been Invited to look over some names on It, but he said today that list might have been co-consplra tors engaged actually In the alleged machine for furnishing liquor to thirsty Washingtonians. Police Are Silenced. Lieut. Davis, chief of the vice squad, refused to discuss the situation to day, giving as his reason a request from the office of the district attor ney to allow all information concern ing the case to come through that agency. “All information and records in this case,” declared Chief Irey of the spe cial investigators today, “will be turned over to the district attorney. Where we have Information that may develop evidence tending toward prosecution of buyers as well as sellers of the liquor we will hasten to give such Information to the dis trict attorney, regardless of the prom inence of those involved.” Wayne B. Wheeler, general coun sel of the Anti-Saloon League, an nounced that all possible steps are being taken to locate the list for the investigators and that if it is discov ered the full support of his organi zation will be thrown toward the proposition of putting those who buy liquor behind the same cell bars as those who sold It, Stayton Demands Publicity. Demands for publication of the names have come from W. H. Stay ton, founder and executive head of th© Association Against the Prohibi tion Amendment, who made public a letter written by him to Prohibition Commissioner Haynes asking author ization by him of “a complete and unexpurgaled list of the names which have been found In the cipher code of the alleged dispensers of illicit liquors .In .Washington, without fear or favor.” Following the announcement by Commissioner Oyster that police were by no means finished with this case and that further developments might bo expected shortly, ho went Into conference with Maj. Sullivan, chief of police: Lieut. Davis, head of the vice squad, and James L. Asher, pro hibition agent. Another Drive Premised. It was indicated that this presaged another big drive against wholesale liquor sellers in the District. An at tempt to connect up several prom inent persons in illicit liquor traffic in Washington Is expected to result from this conference. This morning another organisation announced interest In this case, when Virgil O. Hlnshaw, chairman of the ■prohibition national committee and superintendent of the World Prohibi tion and Reform Federation stated that the federation would Join in the undertaking for the prosecution of the 2,000 purchasers of alcoholic bev erages who had acted In the capacity of conspirators with the bootleggers and become liable to the penalty of two year’s imprisonment and 95,000 line. “There is a certain class of people (.Continued on Pace 2, Column 3.> I LEAVES IRISH PRISON | . " ‘ COUNTESS MARKUSWICZ. FREE STATE JAILS EMPIIEDFOR YULE Most Irish Political Prisoners to Be Released Before Nightfall. BY WILLIAM H. BUAYIIEX. By Cable to The Star am! the Chicago Daily News. Copyright. 1923 DUBLIN. December 24.—8 y Christ mas morning five-sixths of the pris oners arrested by the Free Stale gov ernment in suppressing the repub lican campaign will be free. The steady stream of releases proceeding since De Valera issued his “cease fire” order has swelled into a flood with the approach of Christmas. Camps at New Bridge, which last week held over 1.000 prisoners, have been more than half emptied crowds of those who had been detained in much i worn clothes, but generally looking physically fit, caught trains to Dub lin and Cork, where they were met by sympathizers who have been collect ' ing funds to meet their immediate needs. Will Hold Fifty. It is stated New Bridge camp will be completely cleared by nightfall and that the fifty men It has been decided still to hold will be trans ferred to Kilmainham. Many of the prisoners released today have been in confinement nearly two years. Public opinion welcomes the re leases as tending toward peace, but fails to understand the basis of choice between those released and those held. Those given their freedom were by no means all pacific persons, but Include many who were active fight ers and even men taken in arms. Nor can it be Inferred, despite De Valera’s detention, that political leaders are being specifically penalized, for sev eral of his colleagues, republican dep uties successful at the last elections, have been set free. Sean T. O'Kelly, one of De Valera's principal lieuten ants, who used to represent the Sinn Fein movement in European capitals and who was the chief debater in the dali against the treaty, had been in jail or internment camps, for eight een months. The writer met him en joying his freedom and he was un able to account for any distinction made between himself and De Va lera, with whose policies he Identi fies himself. Utterance of Pope. He was asked by the writer wheth er these releases could be taken to confirm the prophecy of speedy set tlement in Ireland recently made by Pope Pius XI. He answered he was unable to guess on what Information the Pope was relying. Patrick Rut ledge. a De Valera deputy, has writ ten to the Vatican stating that his holiness had been misinformed. Noth ing is known In government circles of the reasons for the Pope’s hopeful references. Still, the numerous and varied re leases of prisoners are taken as a healthy sign and greatly modify the Impression of unbending rigor con veyed by the speeches of the ministers when asking lately for renewed ex ceptional and drastic powers of re pression. The Inference is drawn that their possession of those pow ers makes generosity safer. COUNTESS RELEASED. Leading Woman Republican Ar rested November 20. By the Associated Press. DUBLIN, December 24.—The Free State government today announced the release of Countess Georgina Marklevicz, one of the leading wom an republicans, who was arrested here November 20. The government also announced that between Decem ber 1 and December 23 political pris oners to the number of 3,481 had been liberated. Christians Unite on Christmas Date First Time in 350 Years By the Associated Press. I CHICAGO, December 24.—Christmas this year is unique In that for the first time In 350 years almost all of Christendom in theory will celebrate the day on December 2S. This means that 125.000.000 persons connected with the eastern orthodox national churches, of whloh the Greek and Russian are chief, will Join in the occasion a wlth the others of the Christian world. Until this year members of those churches have followed the Julian calendar, which causes a gap of four teen days between Christmas as ob served In eastern and western churches. Now the Gregorian calendar of western churches has been adopted, bringing unity, Rnsstaa Chnupcfc Con fazed. By Radio to The Star and the Chicago Daily News. Copyright, 1928. MOSCOW, December 24.—Religious Russia cannot, even at the eleventh hour, make up its mind whether to follow the official lead and observe Christmas upon the same day as the western world or not* Wf\t Mbmim ifef. V.,y J ✓ WITH SUNDAY MORNING EDITION L/ REBELS ADVANCING UPON MEXICO CITY ONLY! MILES OFF Capture of Cuernavaca, to South of Capital, Claimed. Deny Puebla Lost. FEDERALS ASSERT 1,000 PRISONERS WERE TAKEN Stronghold of Insurrection Fell . Saturday After Hot Fight, Says War Secretary. Bt the Associated Pre«s. VERA CRUZ, December 24.—Rebel forces have made their nearest ap proach to Mexico City »o far with the capture yesterday of Cuernavaca, forty miles south of the capital, it la stated in a revolutionary com munique issued here. Tho forces advanced from their position in the slate of Guerrero into Morelos, of which Cuernavaca is the capital. No heavy fighting was re ported. The general situation Is un changed, except for the approach to the national capital. Puebla has not been evacuated, according to the rebel statement, which adds that the insurgents are engaged in heavy fighting with federal forces in the suburbs. Claim Puebla Optnred. A government bulletin issued from Mexico City states that Puebla was captured Saturday and that 1,000 prisoners were taken by the federal forces In the engagement. The attack on the rebel strong hold was begun by three airplanes, which dropped bombs on fortresses, th© statement said. 1,000 PRISONERS TAKEN. Mexican War Secretary Issues Offi cial Statement. By tlie Associated Pres, MEXICO CITY, December 24. More than 1,000 prisoners were taken when the federal troops captured Puebla from the revolutionists yes terday, according to Secretary of War Serano. He issued the follow ing official bulletin: “The attack against Puebla started at 7 a.m. with three airplanes bomb ing Ix>reto, San Juan and Guadalaupe. fortress. The airplanes dropped seventy-four bombs, which hit their marks. Simultaneously forces be longing to the column commanded by Gen, Martinez advanced upon the town and at 11 o'clock advices reported occupation of ‘the city. The enemy was defeated after fierce bat tling. government forces taking num erous prisoners, with cavalry sent In pursuit of the retreating forces still capturing many. The importance of the rebels’ defeat will be known when the commander-ln-ohlef sends detailed reports. Once more govern ment soldiers covered themselves with glory. The fourth artillery regi ment. commanded by Col. Amezzua, contributed handsomely to the down fall of the fortresses.” Capture I> Confirmed. The capture of Puebla after hard fighting around Guadalupe fort was announced in Apizaco specials and corroborated by information received at the railway offices. According to wireless messages In tercepted at the Chapultepeo station, revolutionary headquarters ordered the evacuation of Puebla for strategic reasons, and made an appeal to Yuca tan authorities for arms and muni tions. ■Villarreal Castro and his forces, ac cording to unofficial advices, are re treating In the direction of Atllxco. It Is said that armed workers and agrarians organized, under Gen. Ce lestlno Gasca, labor leader, would probably garrison Puebla, leaving the organized forces at liberty to attack Vera Cruz and Jalisco fronts. Aviators Drop Pamphlets. Federal aviators dropped pamphlets telling of the victory and newspapers carried presidential manifestos Into the camp of the troops under Gen. Enrique Estrada to enlighten the sol diers as to the methods the rebel leaders employed to Induce them to oppose the government, and promis ing pardon to all enlisted men who rejoined the federal army, as was done with prisoners captured at San Marcos. The federate suffered comparatively slight losses. The enveloping move ment left the route over Animas bridge to Acatlan and via Teteta to ward Aoxaia the only avenue of es cape. Specials from Aplxaco report the re ceipt of advices claiming the death at Jalapa of Gen. Pedro Gonzales, one of the chief lieutenants of Sanchez, (Continued on Page 2, Column 8.) Many of the country districts doubt less will observe the Julian Christ mas, thirteen days later. The living church group adopted the Gregorian calendar at the church council last spring, but the patriarch of the living church group is inclined to hedge, first stating that the new date should be observed, and then declaring that much must depend on local circum stances. The soviet government, although non-religious, makes the occasion a national holiday, called “rest day," a a a concession to popular sentiment. Moscow priests, whsn asked what they intended to do, said they were confused and had not decided now to act. The Moscow stores are mak ing brave window displays, notably handicraft. Including many beautiful handmade dolls, whose manufacture has given employment to many Rus sian artists who otherwise might have starved to death. This Christmas will not witness anti-religious demonstrations like those which caused such resentment a year ago. The communist leaders recognise the mistake made then, and have given the young communists throughout the country directions to refrain from open-air, anti-religious processions. ~ 4 • ' * WASHINGTON, D. C., MONDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1923-TWENTY PAGES. * EXPECT COOEIDGE TO EXERT POWER Republican Leaders Believe He Can and Will Bend Congress. BY FREDERIC WILLIAM WILE. President Coolidge’s friends and po litical supporters expect that the new year will bring prompt evidence of his leadership. Congress is to be left in no doubt of Mr. Coolidge's determina tion to secure action on the program he laid down in his message. No "big stick” of Roosevelt pattern will be used. Something will be employed more in accord with the Coolldge penchant for getting things done quietly. But the country and the republican party and Congress will be conscious that the President recognizes his responsibilities and does not intend to shirk them. All and sundry concerned with Calvin Coolidge’s political fortunes recognize the necessity for the assertion of his leadership. His work, as they see It, was well begun with his courageous pres entation of “the state of the Union” on December 6. But If the President left matters there his work would only have been mapped out. Nothing would have been done to put It into execution. Program Mast Be Fed. His advisers are convinced Mr. Cool ldge understands that his program is Incapable of incubating Itself. It has to be fed, nourished and prodded by the man who hatched it. The Presi dent is authoritatively understood to be ready to put himself back of such an effort. He would prefer to do it without fuss or friction, but If the strong-arm method is necessary, It will be Invoked, conservatively, as Is the Coohdge way, but none the leas ef fectively. From the moment Calvin Coolldge became President, his sup porters realized that his “acid test” would be his ability to “handle Con gress. The moment of test will be at hand when House and Senate re assemble next week. Administration leaders on Capitol Hill not only expect "Coolldge leader s. h l P ’.n b^ lt are frank ln admitting that It will be exerted amid circumstances none too favorable from the Presi dent s point of view. The Coolidge program comprehends, primarily four paramount issues—taxation, opposi tion to the bonus, the world court and railroad legislation. On all four «»L u t st . lon ? Congress presents a front that Is either hostile or In different to the President's proposals All parties are In agreement with him as to the urgency of tax legislation. Yet few eaders. either republican or democratic, think the Mellon-Ooolldge program Is capable of adoption with out serious amendment. Smoot Is Pessimistic. Senator Smoot, chairman of the finance committee of the Senate, Is quoted by republican senators as being In some doubt as to the efficacy of bringing out a bill. The present tax laws were passed by a Congress In which tho republicans held both House and Senate by large, reliable majorities. Recent events on Capitol Hill plainly revealed the difficulties of drumming up a majority for re publican schemes, to say nothing of an acrimonious issue like taxation. Mr. Coolldge opposes the bonus. Yet he faces a Congress overwhelmingly in favor of it—even over his veto if necessary. As to, the world court, the repub lican leader in the Senate and chair man of the Senate committee on for eign relations, Henry Cabot Lodge, Is In avowed opposition to the Presi dent’s program. Coolldge leadership will be required there if the major “Harding policy” espoused by Mr. Coolldge is not to die a natural death In the pigeon-hole of Senator Lodge's committee room. As to railroad leg islation, such as "authority for volun tary consolidations,” which the Presi dent recommended In his message, the troubles facing him are little short of mountainous. The bitter fight, not yet ended, for the chairmanship of the Senate committee on interstate commerce, which handles railroad legislation. Is token enough of what awaits administration measures for new transportation laws. Geoture May SaMce. It may be, politicians say, that Mr. Coolldge will content himself with a demonstration of leadership; that he will make certain vigorous gestures and let.lt go at that. If Congress is heedless, the President thus would have an “alibi.” He would be able to place the blame squarely on the shoulders of House and Senate. But, as certain western senators already can be heard saying—republican pro gressives for the most part—the country is in no mood for “alibis.” It wants action, not excuses. It does not expect the White House to accomplish miracles, but It is (Continued oh Page 2, Column 1.) 50 Shopgirls Glory in Gift Os Roses From Mrs. Coolidge La France roses from the White House conservatories are shedding their sweetness today in the homes of more than fifty working girls. They were the gracious Christmas gift of Mrs. Coolidge to the girls in the workrooms of one of the local stores where she buys many of her clothes. Tenderly cared for by the White House gardener, these roses have been brought to exquisite perfection and bounteous profusion just at the season when flowers are most rare. The very finest of them were selected for the seamstresses. It is customary for the White House chatelaine to send flowers to cabinet hostesses when they have a tea or some other function. But no cabinet hostess could possibly have been more ap preciative than Ethel, for Instance, who Is giving a Christmas eve party at her home tonight. The flowers have the place of honor in the center table and their delicate pink radiance is further augmented by the glamour of their While House origin. And then there is old Mrs. Taylor, who sits gloating over those her daughter brought home. An invalid, paralyzed for years, she sits and ab sorbs their perfumed beauty. Many a drab hall bedroom has been magic ally made a bower of fragrance. And Florence is wearing tier's as a cor sage bouquet, palpitatingly waiting OPPORTUNITY FUND ONLYMSED Little Over $6,000 Donated. Chance Will Remain Open Over Christmas. Have you forgotten something in the rush of Christmas buying? And Is the “something” the fourteen Christmas opportunities of the Asso ciated Charities? It looks today as if a good many of those who have always remembered those mothers and children In other years had somehow or other forgotten to put them on their Christmas list this year. But It is not too late. There need be no pushing through crowded shops—no picking and choosing as to what will be welcome—Just sit down and write a check. That Is all, and the Associated Charities guarantees that the gift will be more than acceptable. No one of your Christmas gifts this year. It Is said, will do more good or bring more joy than a check to the fourteen opportunity fund of the As sociated Charities. Leas Than Half Raised. Up to noon today the Christmas Opportunity fund of th© Associated Charities had just turned $6,000, or not quite half the amount needed to provide the necessities of life for the coming year for the fourteen families of sixty-seven individuals for whom this appeal is being made. Three hundred and ninety-three oon trbutors lhave so far signed up as friends of these destitute mothers and children for the year 1924. Some of these givers represent group* such as men’s clubs, government employes, Sunday school classes and similar or ganizations who have clubbed to gether to make up a purse as a Christmas offering to these families in need. - • This number, however, cannot, by any means exhaust the list of those who want to have a part in mending these broken homes, by Insuring these fifty boys and girls, none of them out of their teens and some of them Just babies, a mother's care for an other year. Only one of the fourteen opportunities is closed to date. The fortunate one is No. 5. Thirteen other homes are still hanging in the balance awaiting the assurance of friendship and support from their neighbors and fellow townsmen in this hour of their desperate need. What will Christmas mean if the day after there Is nothing to look forward to? Somehow, away must be found to save these homes, and less than $7,000 more will do it. OMce Open Toot arrow. The Associated Charities office, 1022 11th street northwest, will be open up to noon on Christmas morn ing to receive mail or any gifts which donors may wish to make per sonally. Contributions in any amount will help. Here is a list of what in dividual gifts will accomplish in on* or another of those families for an entire week: One dollar will pay for aa extra quart of milk for an undernourished (Continued on Page 4, Column S.) for the evening to bring him and maybe a ring. Little pink messengers of romance, they have brought true Christmas cheer into more than fifty homes. A freckle-nosed boy acted as aide to Santa Claus when he heaved the huge box containing roses from the White House Into the workroom. Many were the “oh’s” and "ah’s” of quiver ing expectation as he handed a big square envelope with “The White House" printed in gold in the left hand corner, to the forewoman. Within vras a note from Mrs. Cool idge, in her own handwriting, thank ing the girls for the care which they had bestowed upon her wardrobe, her "White House trousseau.” For that trousseau Mrs. Coolldge Insisted upon having all of her gowns American designed and made. Consequently it was necessary to de sign gowns for Mrs, Coolldge and have them executed in tho work rooms. Tho girls were thrilled when the head designer told them that she had been asked to the diplomatic re ception at tho White House, to see how the gown they had just finish ed looked on Mrs. Coolidge, and also to take notes on other gowns worn at this very’ smart society function. Like Cinderella, who went to the ball, tho little dressmaker attended the White Mouse affair and duly re ported to the girls under her. The girls loved Mrs. Coolldge for doing that, and now they are unable to adequately express their gratitude for her Christmas gift. “The finest lady that ever set foot In tho White House,” is their unanimous verdict. (Copyright. 1923.) THREATS XEEP BOY AWAY FROMGHURCH Foster Father of Youth Cleared in Murder Case Tells of Terrorism. By the Associated Press. CONVENT, N. J., December 24. Threats of serious consequences If he should again visit Grace Episco pal Church with his prospective fos ter son are declared by Monnell Sayre, wealthy patron of Francis Kluxen, to have been the reason for his absence from services yesterday. Kluxen, a Madison schoolboy, was taken In hand by Sayre last year after his acquittal of the murder of Janet Lawrence, a schoolgirl. Mr. Sayre, who has taken steps to legally adopt Kluxen, took the boy to church a week ago yesterday. Many threats have been made against Kluxen’s life, he says, and the boy Is being kept Indoors at the Sayre mansion. Some persons, he says, have told him that Kluxen. who Is sixteen years old. Is believed guilty of the Lawrence murder and have hinted that the Ku Klux Klan may take a hand. “On account of four attempts to assassinate the boy within two weeks after his acquittal.” said Mr. Sayre, “I deemed It my Christian duty to take him to live with me but 1 don’t care to risk my son’s life for the privilege of attending any church." Mr. Sayre Is a banker and a vestry man of Grace Church. Radio to Carry Favorite Songs To MacMillan Christmas Night Special Dispatch to The Star. OMAHA, Neb., December 24.—To morrow night, at 12 o’clock midnight, a special radio program of Christmas music will be flashed from th© Wood men of the World Omaha, station. WOAW, of this city to Capt. Donald B. MacMillan and his crew of six men, huddled in the cabin of their little schooner Bowdoln, a few hundred miles from the north pole. Arrangements for this unique con cert, unprecedented in the history of, Arctic exploration, were completed recently by the World-Herald, which sent the following message to Capt. MacMillan: Program Arranged. “The World-Herald Is desirous of providing radio entertainment for you and your men on Christmas night and we will broadcast only numbers which are your favorites. Will you please wire us. via the American Radio Relay League, instructing Just what you will want In the way of Christmas entertainment and the best time to broadcast. We want this to be a program you and your men will al ways remember. Best greetings and success.” “From Press to Home Within the Hour ” Ihe Star’s carrier system covers every city block and the regular edi tion is delivered to Washington homes as fast as the papers are printed. CATHEDRAL DRIVE ENDS IN TRIUMPH. EXCEEDBMILLION $1,059,627.60 Contributed by District as Committee Closes Work. BISHOP FREEMAN TO OPEN NATIONAL CAMPAIGN JAN. 7 Head of Diocese Immensely Heart ened by Success Here, He Tells Workers. N ’ ationa » Capital triumphantly and formally brought to a close this afternoon its campaign to raise its share of the $10,000,000 necessary to complete the National Cathedral, when total subscriptions of $1,059,627.60 were reported at the final -victory luncheon held at the New Willard this afternoon. A scene of great enthusiasm followed the report of Newbold Noyes, campaign manager, that the team totals for the day amounted to $150,430.60, indicating su ? total in th e campaign sS%iaf n „2sr" b " “ ov * r The 200 members of the campaign teams and many guests united in the singing of the “Doxology,” led by Rt Washington. E ' i ' Yeenian - of F , reen ? an announced that he would begin the national campaign °„. s . e . c ' JT( ' th e remainder of the $lO.- 000.000 necessary to complete the ca thedral on January 7. and that he coiner chica ero the starting point of the great national effort. Praises Committee Heads. Bishop Freeman said that the mag nm cent response of the District would hearten him immensely in his tour of the larger cities of the coun try. He paid tribute to John Hays Hammond, chairman of the Wash ington committee, and to Newbold Noyes, local campaign manager. Now you are coming tomorrow to ;Tl*_. a "" iversar >' of lhe *>i»th of Jesus hrlst. said Rishop Freeman. ‘*l will not wish you a Merry Christmas. a Holy Christmas, a bless ed Christmas.” Bishop Fripeman, announcing the blooming of the famous Glastonbury Hi 0 ? 1 .-. at th * Cathedral Close, said o was a symbol of the interest of the peopjo in “this stupendous undertaking. The Bishop of Washington told his headers that in walking through the cathedral construction today he came upon the carved words “The Lord Omnipotent Reigns.” Foundations Secure. No matter what may appear of con troversy. Bishop Freeman declared, the foundation remains secure, he sai<\ He said that the work so finely started here denotes the awakening of a new spiritual age, and said that all may move forward confidently. Bishop Freeman predicted the raising of the entire sum of $10,090,000 by the end of 1924. Mr. Noyes announced the award of two F. H. Brooke, captain of Team No. a, was awarded a cup for cap taining the team which brought in the largest sum during the campaign. Dr. W. Sinclair Bowen was awarded the cup which went to the individual who brought in the largest number of subscriptions. Dr. Bowen secured 166 subscriptions. Harry K. Boss ran him a close race, with 158 subscriptions Newbold Noyes said that although the campaign formally ends todav, a skeleton campaign team will be kept in commission to receive subscriptions. "The work of this organization has been the most amazing thing I have ever experienced,” declared Mr. Noves. He said he felt that the manv small subscriptions received during the course of the campaign made of the work a real testimony to the faith of the peo ple of Washington. Bishop Freeman, reporting for the executive committee at the luncheon, told of subscriptions totaling $39,430. This sum, with the more than $150,000 raised by the team, brought the total reported today to $191,250.60. Re ports were received from individual churches, and in the course of these reports It was stated that Emma | Blount, a former slave, a parishioner of Trinity Diocesan Church, had sub scribed $5 a year for five years. An other report from the churches showed that 100 men in a colored chapel had subscribed $lO each. OWEN BUSH TO MANAGE TEAM IN INDIANAPOLIS By the Associated Press. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., December 24. —Owen Bush, manager of the Washington American League base ball team last season, today signed a contract as manager of the Indianap olis American Association team for one year. Bush will play the short stop position. He succeeds Jack Hendrlckß, whose resignation was announced yesterday. Bush is thirty-four years old and his home is in this city. He played base ball on the local sandlots and later played with the pennant-win ning American Association team here in 190 S. For a number of seasons he played with the Detroit Americans. A week later the following answer was received: “Deeply appreciate your very kind proposal to broadcast Christmas pro gram. WOAW is one of our best sta tions and heard most consistently. Mid night central time convenient. Men have expressed desire for the following: Tom McCue, ‘Auld Lang Syne'; Ralph Robin son, 'Wedding of the Winds’; John Jaynes, chief engineer, 'Blue Danube’; Richard Goddard, expert on terrestrial magnetism, 'Medley of Christmas Car ols’ : Bromfleld. ‘King Cotton March'; Donald Mix, 'Swinging Down the Lane’; MacMillan, ‘Whispering Hope.’ Merry Christmas and happy New Year to all our friends. Signed, MacMillan." To Start at Midnight. Accordingly, at the stroke of mid night Christmas night, WOAW will "take the air,” with probably thousands listening In all parts of the country, and send Into the frozen wastes of the far north its message of cheer—the songs and music dearest to the hearts of the little band of explorers. A large share of credit for the ar rangement of this "favorite” program for MacMillan and his men goes to the amateur operators of the American Radio Relay League, whoso services In relaying messages between Capt, Mac- Millan and the World-Herald have been invaluable. Saturday’s Net Circulation, 90,979 Sunday’s Circulation, 98,853 PRESIDENT TO OPEN CHRISTMAS RITES IN CAPITAL TODAY City Prepares Reverential, Joyous Celebration of Birth of Christ. CHOIRS TO SING CAROLS AT WHITE HOUSE TONIGHT Observance to Begin With Light ing of Tree on Ellipse by Mr. Coolidge. The Washington public, beginning at 5 o'clock this afternoon, will par ticipate in a series of Christmas cele brations with a spirit of reverence for the Christ-btrth which, according to the plans for commemoration of the event, has seldom been equaled in the District of Columbia, Men. women and children of all races and creeds each will have a share in ex pressing the feeling that pervades their hearts on the night before Christ mas. The public observance of this event will be formally opened by the Presi dent of the United States, who at 5 o'clock will go to the Ellipse, where Washington's community Christmas tree stands. He will turn the switch that will cause tho giant Vermont fir to blaze forth in an array of red, green and white lights. The tree was sent to Mr. Coolidge by his college and the Executive presented it to the community center department of the public schools. With the illumination of the trees effected, the Epiphany choir, led by Adolf Torovsky, who conducted the singing at the time of the burial of the unknown soldier, will open a program of Christmas carols, gather ed about the brilliant tree and ac companied by one of the most famous brass quartets in the country from the United States Marine Band. Then the full Marine Band, under the direc tion of Taylor Branson, second leader, will play approprln'e selections from 7 to S o’clock, u: the conclusion of which this part.cular ceremony will end. The tree, however, will remain lighted. Carols at White House At 9 o'clock hundreds of persons are expected to assemble- on the north grounds of tho White House, and in conjunction with the First Congre gational Church choir, sing carols to President and Mrs. Coolidge. The choir, numbering seventy-two voices, will be located on the north portico and will also sing separately. Harry Edward Mueller, organist and choir master of the President's church, will direct the singers at the piano. Mu sicians from the Marine Band will accompany the choir and audience. The program follows: Fanfare of trumpets; "Oh. Come All Te Faith ful,” choir and audience; “Draw Nigh, Immanuel.” “A Virgin Unspotted,’ “God Rest Ye, Merry Gentlermn.” choir; “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” choir and audience; "The Shepherd’s Christmas Song” (flute obbligato); "We Three Kings” (male chorus) and "The First Noel,” choir; "Joy to the World.” choir and audience: “O Hol> Night,” soprano and chorus: "Sleep, Holy Babe.” choir: “Holy Night, Peaceful Night.” choir and audience; “Hark the Herald Angels Sing.” choir and audience. Verse of the songs which the au dience is to sing were printed In The Star of yesterday, when the sugges tion was made that they be clipped and carried to the Executive Mansion, together with illuminating facilities, in order that the most effective cho rus can be obtained. Shortly after the close of the White House caroling, the colored residents of Washington will assemble at the community tree on the Ellipse and at midnight inaugurate impressive services. The Amphion Club, an effi cient chorus from the colored com munity centers, will sing carols around the tree. As the services progress an illuminated cross will be flashed on the Washington Monu ment and shepherds, emulating the journey to Bethlehem, will go to the cross. Mrs. Forrest Heads Program. The community center program has been arranged by Mrs. Marie Moore Forrest. In another section of the city, where Central High School Is located, the annual Christmas music fete and dance carnival of the Community Music Association will begin at 7:30 o'clock. Robert Lawrence, the di rector of community singing, has ar ranged a program that offers the public a unique Christmas ceremony. In addition to the carefully selected list of feature attractions there will be the singing of carols by the audience, accompanied by chimes, brass quartet and pipe organ. William C. White, principal of the Army Music. School, will present a concert band composed of soloists and band leaders as the first number of the evening. The brass quartet of the Army Band will be heard in carols from the upper balcony and also will join in the accompaniment to the carol sing ing by the audience. Alfred P. Gsell of the band will be the chimes solo ist of the evening and Howard Lloyd of the University of Virginia will play marimba solos. Elizabeth and Mary Keyes have prepared an un usual arrangement for harp, violin and voice of an old Christmas carol entitled '"Tis Christmas Day.” They also will repeat their rendition of "Holy Night.” which was the feature of last year's carol concert. The Hoffman and Hoskins Salon of Dance will present three dance numbers, "Santa Claus and the Chil dren." "Beautiful Girls” and “At Dawning.” The dancers participating arc Char line Sprlngsguth. Jack Rice, Linda Ann Smith. Anna Bradley. Dorothy Cates. Bessie Dumbris. Frances An derson, Ruth Moore, Ruth Haskell, Emily Peters. Anna Gleason, Marla Horning. Charlotte Rosendorf, Evelyn Hartslall, Mary McDaniel. Dorothy Borders, Phyllis Davies. Grace Wood chlch and Margaret Langdale. Le vanche C. Eason will appear in hes shawl dance, a rhythmic interpre tation of a well known waits song, Assisting Mr. Lawrence will bo Mrs, H. Clyde Grimes, organist, and Wil liam T, Pierson, pianist. In most of the churches of th* city special Christmas celebrations have been arranged. There will b» services early this evening to be fol lowed by services at midnight as well early tomorrow morning, to close later In the morning with more elaborate exercises. At Luther. Place Memorial Church a trombone choir will play carols tomorrow at 6:30 a.m. from ths (Continued on Page 4, Column 2»> J 4 ’ TWO CENTS.