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THE WASHINGTON TBIES; WEDNESDAY; DECEMBER 15; 1915.
, irhr n STATE RAILROAD CONTROL ESSENTIAL Is Vital Factor In Preparedness, Says Gentian Minister Of Railroads. Sy CARL W. ACKERMAN. BERLIN, (via Amstermad), Dec. 15,-r Government ownership oC railroads I a vital aton In tho military pronsrod ness program of any nation. Including tlm United States, Minister of Railroads Von Brejtenbach. who directs the largest part of Germany's gigantic not work of railways, asserts. "Without misjudging tho ottictenoynf well Administered' nrlvately-owned lines." said von Breltenbach. referring to railway organization In tho United States, "tho efficiency of govornnjent j'nea is greater. New Lines Acquired. "It Is lnconcclvablo that prlvato owners shpuld enlarge their stocks of locomotives and cars oo as to bo able to rhect any requirements of congeitlon. State railways, on tho other hand, try to prepare for such traffic. Thta makes their position strong and enables them to roall-,0 the demands both of war and peace traffic.' Von Breltenbach estimates that tho new lines acquired and built In con quered territory now form at least 25 per, cent of tho wholo Gorman railway system. And It was his handling of this great Iron -web. stretching into Russia) France, and Belgium that led some crit ics to remark that "General Railroad has won more battles and campaigns In this war than-any ether general." "The fact that we .have government ownership is due to Bismarck," said von Breltenbach. "Ho concelvpd that td6a not us a preparation for war, but to promote our economic life, to bring our traffic policies in accord with our eco nomic policies, Thirty-flve years ngo the idea met with great opposition. To day it has not an Opponent In tho reichstog." Mileage Changes. The mlleogo of Germany's railways change dally ns new lines aro built into conaucrod territory. That means now details to be looked after. "During mobilization, the whole peaco time tables aro useless." ho said, "The military time tablo Is effective then: tho traffic managers are Intrusted various duties under my control. "Quito naturally tho difficulties of management are especially serious dur ing tho heavy spring and autumn traffic. .Then. too. all these difficulties must be overcome with greater exact ness in- times of war than in times of peace, especially when military orders calling for tho transportation of large bodies of troops .are suddenly glvou out" There has been no slackening In rail way development because or tno war, tho minister said. Capital now Invested In railroads now aggregates $3,100,000,000. "Our freight traffic. todav Is betweon 93 and 100 per cent of what It is In peace times." sold von Breltenoch. "Lost July for example, the freight receipts were greater than in the same month of .tho previous year." MARKED INCREASE AT Y. M. C. A. GYMNASIUM Report Shows Many More '"Men Are Taking Part in Ath letic Games. COMMENDS BRAVERY OF F-4 RESCUfeRS Report of Navy Department Rec ommends Life Saving Medals for Throe In Party. 1 i . How Chief Gunner's .M&to Frank "W. CriUey, U. 8. N., was knocked uncon scious by a swinging cable while W) feet under tho surface In-Honolulu Har bor, rocovorcd nnd continued his work of rescuing a fellow-seaman salvaging the ill-fated ubmartno F-4, is told in a Navy Department report just received. Tho man rcsoued, Chief Gun ner's Mate William &, Loughman, had become foul of cables from tho sal vage boat. CriUey, In spite of his own accldont, brought Loughman to the sur face Passed Asst. Burg. Harry A. Gar rison and George R. w. French entered the deep compression tank with Dough man, despite great danger, to work on him. The dispatches mention the world's record for deep diving established by onlisted divers and commend formally Crilloy, French, and Garrison. The de partment has recommended them tor a lire-saving medal, other men commend ed for their "heroio work" are .lohn Agrnz, Georgo B.v Evans, William K. Loughman, Frtdolln C. G. Nlelson, Charles E. Reynolds, and Stephen J. DreHlshak. Civic Association Will Decide on Future Status Whether tho Washington Civic As sociation will continue as organized at present or return to its old policy of being strictly an East Washington or ganization. In line with tho work dono by other citizens' associations, prob ably will bo decided at a meeting, to bo held In tho Metropolitan Presby terian Church. Fourth and B streets southeast, at 8 o'clock this evening The annual election of officers will also Delegates from the East Washington churches to tho annual convention of tho District Anti-Saloon League aro ex pected to attend, and branches of the lcaguo will bo organized In tho Fifth and Ninth precincts. The meeting will bo addressed by Attorney Shoemaker, representing tho league. Real Estate Brokers To Meet Monday Night The Real Estato Broker' Association will hold its December meeting Monday night In tho red parlor of tho Ebbltt House. Gharles J. Bell, president of the American Security and Trust Company, will speak on tho attitude of trust com panies toward real estate agents. Presidents of other trust companies are Invited to bo present. The report will be presented of tho committee on entertainment on the delegates attending tho mld-wlnter meet ing of the executive committee of the National Real Estato Association, which meets here January 27 and 28 at the Wlllard. Banks Distributed to Aid Homeless French A report issued today by C. Edward Beckett, director of the department of physical work of the Washington '5J. M. C. A. for tho month of November of this year shows a marked increase of tho men using the gymnasium and taking part In games', than In the samo month of last year. The report is a. complete study of the numbers taking part in all 'departments of physical work, ranging from gymnasium work to tho basketball games, bowling, bil liards, business men's class, and hy gienic courses. The total number of persons taking part In gymnasium work this year waa 3.S33 as compared with 3,133 In Novem ber of last year. In the "recreative" clasrea 1,033 men took part, and tho number of men taking part in bowling was 2,469. "During tho month." tho report states, "two leagues were organized, one in basketball and the other n volley ball." Bi-weekly athletic contests have been started with four teams of four men each, the aauatlo contests have con tinued, and there have been numerous handball and basketball contests. Commercial Congress Talks National Defense CHARLESTON. S. C, Dec 15.-National defense had attention at the meeting of the Southern Commercial Congress hero toda'y. Secretary of tho Navy Daniels was to openk on "The Navy and National De- i fonso." and Secretary of Wur Garrison on "The Army and National ierene." In tno afternoon tnere was to bo a mm 'tary and naval parade. Poindexter Pleads for Exemptions From Tolls A bill to restoro the tolls exemption of American ships In tho Panama canal has been introduced ny benator A'oin dexter of Washington. Senator Poindexter does not expect the bill to pass, nut no ncueves tno subject must not be forgotton. His bill would admit nil American shins to free use of nhe canal, regardless of whether coastwise or in tne ocean iraae. Aid for homeless families in Franco was sought In All Souls' Church last night by the Twentieth Century Club, and small tin banks, modeled after tho temporary houses bolng erected at a cost of $00 each were distributed. Itdward R, Clark, correspondent of the Chicago Evening Post, who lately re turned from tho French front, spoke on "The War-Torn Marne." Tne Rev. Dr. Van Schalck, Jr.. pre sided, and a musical progrnm was given by Dr. and Mrs. W. F. O. Swann and Miss Mary Kelly. The French Am bassador and Mme. Ju&serand were present. ' Will of Mrs. E. M.Miller Is Filed For Probate Alma K. Miller and Edith M Miller are chief beneficiaries under tho will of their mother, Elliabeth M. Miller, filed for probate by Attorney R P. Downing In tho office of tho Register of Wills. The daughters are made Joint tenants of the homestead at 825 Third street norihwvst and aro given $1,500 each as well as the residue after tho fol'owing gifts are made: Mary H. Dunnlngton, a dauhgtcr. $1,000; Ks telle C Johnson, a dautmtc. $500; Joseph F. Miller, a son. $500. and to a grand son. William F. Winter, $10. I Give him t n duuAui w j Christmas m ooia cverywnere w u: r e..i ri.A Sa w wine mi uivicDwniCd m ML IMtlDBOITilUILLMa. . jl S makers or uon uHmrm ffi Excellent as a Gift or For Dining Room Decoration! Fancy Rustic Jug Decorated with red ribbon bdw and sprig of holly. Filled with Old Gray Whiskey Filled with Sherry or Port A neat Xmas card attached to each one. f 6-KaIon Co., Inc. Phone Main 998 1405 F Street $1.00 AID IS PROMISED IN PLAZA BOARD HUB E Commission Will Facilitate ' In quiry Concerning- Its Work, Doolares Member. THREE MIDSHIPMEN WILL BE DISMISSED Persistent Violation of Pules Naval Academy Base's of Decision. of A member of tho Plaza Commission said today tho commission would facili tate an inquiry Into its work, if the House decides to take favorable action on the Clark resolution for an investiga tion, and that It is readily ascertain able how much tho commission has spent and how much it has Bavod in tho clnra awards. Congressman Frank Clark of Florida Introduced i in tho House yesterday a resolution calling for a select commit tee of five members to probo "tho acts of what is known as tho plaza com mission." Mr. Clark is chairman of the committee on public buildings and grounds, and says ho wants to oscer- tain how much work the commission has dono for the $20 per dtcm paid its members. One of tho commissioners on hearing of the Clark resolution said an Investi gation would be welcomo, and the books of the board of swards aro open. The commission comprises W. W. Spalding, chairman: Quy Mason and A. C. Wells. It has been engaged lrr tho filar a award work about a year, hav ng been named after Congressman Bon Johnson was Instrumental in having tho President set aside tho original awards owing to the allegod excesslvo amounts allowed for the Baltimore and Ohio property. Under orders of Secretary of the Navy Daniels, Buperlntondont Eberlo today will dismiss from tho Naval Academy threo midshipman becauio. of repoatcd violations f regulations. Orders wore oen to Annapolis by Sec retary Daniels last night after President Wilson had given -his approval. Tho na!c.', ,.f tho dismissed midshipmen arb withhold. . Two of the midshipmen were am6ng the fifty found guilty of minor offenses In connection with tho "cribbing" scan dals at tho Academy last nummer. They were then placed on one year's proba tion, and subsequently broke parole. Tho third was accused of persistently break ing Academy rules. Service Will Portray The Infancy of Jesus . A joint service bv thn two Sunday Schools of the Church of the JSplphnny portraying the Infancy of Aisus will bo held In the Church Sunday afternoon at 4 o'clock. The program Include "The Annunciation," "The Nativity," ,"The Presentation; -The Epiphany." 'Tho Flight Into Egypt." and the ,fEomo at Natareth." DlfTerent groups of scholars will move in procession to tho chancel, each pre ceded by an appropriate banner, and each will recite ono of the catechisms on the program. The Junior choir, with Mrs. Griffith Johnson, organist, will lead in the singing of Christmas carols. Tho service has been prepared by tho Rev. Percy Foster Hall, who will assist tho Rev. Dr. Randolph II. McKIm, rector. CARRANZA CHARGED WITH BREAKING WORD Mgr. Keiley and Rev. T. V. Shan non Accuse Him of Violating Religious Liberty Pledge. Secretary of State Lansing has before him today documentary evidence sub mitted by Mgr, Francis C. Kelloy and tho Rev, Thomas V, Shannon, of Chi cago, in which carranza is charged with violating the pledges of rollgloua lib erty madq before tho present Mexican government was recognlzod by tho Uni ted States. Secretary Lansing is ox amtnlnr the evidence submitted. Whether the matter will be taken up through nresont diplomatic channels or will be postponed until complete diplo matic relations are established with Mexico has not been announced. The two clergymen charge that priests In Yucatan, under penalty of expulsion, have been ordered to marry, in viola tion of their vows, and work eight hours a day in government offices, and that priests In northern Mexico have been ordered to abandon their clerical garb and wear peons blankets. Other evi dence was submitted to Mr. Lansing in substantiation of charges that Car rnnca has violated every guarantee of religious freedom given beforo the recognition of his de facto government by President Wllsop. MuffStoIen. Mrs. Nellie O. McQulgan, 237 Seventh street northoast. has reported tho loss of a wolf fur pillow muff to tho polloe. She says tho fur was stolen from her wbilo she woe shopping Monday. ' s BAKGAINS IN JEWELRY For Early Xmas Shoppers w3lIR til 20-year Guar cnteed Elgin Watches; $10.00 value. Special, $6.50 10,00 full eut flfl en Diamond Rings... OO.Ou $12.00 -VJm ( $2.00 Solid Gold Lavalliers special, $1.25 Others, $K00 - to $500. 3& flt.OO Tiffany Diamond Rings ,146,00 Tiffany .Diamond COK AA Others W.00 1a $1,000.00. f 25.00 Solid Gold Diamond Lavalllere and Chain. Special, $15.00 tRSw iffirl i!?Ti a Ji $4.50 tl.SO Solid Gold Scarf Pin, $1.00 (sV 1 $7.00 Qold-fllled Watch Bracelets Other fX2a to 9100.00. C300.00. GOODS WILIi BE LAID ASIDE FOB XMAS UPON A SHALL DEPOSIT $2.60 Solid Gold Link Buttons. Other 91.00 to Special (PI FA VAlVU Jst Below estreat KAHN OPTICA CO. 625 7th St. N. W. Opposite V. 0. 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Now Jl.5. 19 Pairs "The American Girl" Patent Leather Button Models, with cloth tops; plain toe, leather Cuban heels. Standard price of this shoe is 3.&0. Mow JL65, 38 Pairs "Mary Stuart" Patent Leather 14-button HI eh Shoe. eray cloth tops; leather Louis heels. Clever new overKuitcr design. Regular price, $3.00, branded on tho soles. Mow S1.65. 21 Pairs "Raddiffe" Patent Leather Button Models, with plain black cloth tops. Overgalter pat tern. Leather spool heels. Reinilnr price, stomped on solo, it.&o. Now l.(5. 37 Pairs "Mary Stuart" 4.oo Models, eray cloth tops, Rim metal, button, plain toe. Overeatter pattern. Branded on the soles "tl.00." Now 91.65. 32 Pairs "Valois" Patent Leather Race, leather Cuban hets, Krny cloth tops. Overnaiter pat tern. Standard 13.00 values. Now 91.6. 17 Pairs "Mary Stuart" Pinin Reoular nrlce branded on the shoes, Jt.oo. Mow fl.65. Gun Metal. Rrny cloth tops. tips, BfiDy uon moaeis. 25 Pairs Tan Lace Tan Calf Lace, brpwn brocade cloth " tops. Heirular selling price stamped on soles, J5.00. Mow ILCS. 16 Pairs "The American Girl" Patent Leather Button Models, with soft kid tops: plain toe, leather Cubnn heels. Retcmar selling price of this shoe is I?. 50. Mow 11.05. 26 Pairs "The American Girl" Patent Leather Button Model, leather tops, with tips, Cuban heels. JU.50 Is the retfular soiling price of this model. Mow $1.65. 22 Pairs "Raddiffe" Patent Leather Buttqn Modelx, bro cade tops, new overerattor pattern leather spool heel. Regular price tumped on the soles, $4.00. Mow l 65. 34 Pairs "Carthean" Gun Metal Button Models, Cuban heeln, equipped with O'SulUvan's 1io-;:m of new, live, rubber; $3.50 values. Sow tl 05. 15 Pairs "Patrician" . Mat Kid Button Models, with tips. Leather spool heels. All $4.00 standard values. Mow $1.65. 30 Pairs "Mary Stuart" Uaby Doll Models, Patent loather Lire, eray cloth tops. Standard price trended on tho soles, $4.00. Mow $1.S5. 34 Pairs Cloth Top Lace Boots, with low heel. Mary Stu art make. Regular price branded on htt soles, $1.00. Mow $1.(5 52 Pairs Gun Metal Oun Metal Lace, gray cloth tops; Louis Cuban heel; plain toes. Regular price, $4.00. Mow $1.03. 23 Pairs "Mary Stuart" Patent Leather nutton Models, with gray cloth tops. Leather Cuban heels. A neat, serviceable shoe; tho regular priqe of $4.00 is branded on the sole. Mow $1.5. v 20 Pairs "The American Girl" Patent Leather Button Models, with brocado cloth tops. Plain toe. leather Cuban heel. Regular price of this model Is $160. Mow $1.65. .. 49 Pairs "Patrician" Tan Walking Boots, button style, leather Cuban heels, with tips. Both regular and high-cut patterns; $4.C0-and $5.00 values. Mow $1.03. 3(T Pairs "Valois" dun Metal, with gray cloth tops; 12 button, overgalter pattern. Plain toes and leather Cuban heels. Standard price. $3.00. Now $1.05. 58 Pairs "Carthean" Vlcl Kldakln, button modelB, neat tips, Cuban heels, equlped with O'SulUvan's heels of now, live rubber; $3.50 values. Mow $1.C5. 107 Pairs $5 Patent Leather Lace Boots, African brown or gray cloth tops. Louis Cuban heel, nlaln toe. A standard $5,00 shoe. Mow $1.05. 29 Pairs Bronze Kid I.accd Boots, fnwn cloth tops, leather Cuban heels. Standard selling price, $1.00. Maw $1.05. SHOE STORE Over Lincoln National Bank Entrance on D St., Take Elevatqfl or Walk a Flight and Save a Dollar or More 7th & D Streets N. W. '