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Many "Dry" Senators? . SmllBraie, Big Machrae. WkTs Hades Population? Wanted Foot SqnadrOIas. Clergymen in Washington have asked Senator Jones to ask the President, through the Senate, to ask the British and French gov ernments "to forbid their people to sell or give wine or beer to American soldiers." "With excellent common sense the Clergymen's Federation also asks the President to ask Great Britain and France to go on the water wajpra "so that ours Ameri can grain sent abroad may not be used to make beer for foreigners." All Tery Interesting. "We offer the Clergymen's federation one other question: Go to the Senators one by one and ask them how many. OF THEM drink only water. At least 80 per cent of them drink wine, beer, and things 'much stronger, right here in pure pro hibition Washington. Senator Gallingcr suggests "If the President vetoed a -war muni tions bill, he might be impeached." A pleasant, courteous suggestion. Senator Galllnger knows that pub lic opinion has a good deal to do with, impeachment The people would not encourage Impeachment proceedings brought against the President for refusing to let Re publican grafters get their hands In the Treasury, and decide how public money shall be spent. We are too close to the Spanish' war for that Senator. Hitchcock says that the war machine has "more brake than motive power." The Senator is mistaken. The brake on the war machine is the Republican party, assisted by a few pro-German Democrats some of them inKhe Senate. ' Motive power in the war ma chine is Woodrow Wilson and the American people. Senator Hitchcock will find that the brake 'will not stop that kind of machine. Mistakes are made, of course plenty of them. A few cunning and unscrupulous men are on the inside undoubtedly. And undoubtedly many things could be remedied. They will be remedied, the un scrupulous will be kicked out as' fast as the President identifies them. Bat the main .thins now is to meet the war situation. A bill for a -committee of three to take charge of the war Is an effort to get from Congress a VOTE EXPRESSING WANT OF 'CON FIDENCE IN WOODROW WIL SOK AND HISADMINISTBAi TION. No Such bill will befpasseoV If it -were passed,, the President would veto it and the people would veto it with him. Pro-trust Republicans and pro-German Democrats- in the Senate must wait. They will not get control of Government while this war lasts and Wilson remains President ' Senator Hitchcock complains that the President keeps himself "surrounded like a king by his court." The President does not waste time on pro-trust Repub licans or pro-Q?rmaa Democrats. But lie is far from being like a king surrounded by his court and that is the trouble with some of the Republicans. The polite .courtiers from Wall Street find the White House gates closed. The best they can do is travel down to the other end of Pennsyl vania avenue, hunt up some Sen ator filled with adjustable patri otism, and persuade him that it is his duty to attack the President. The Rev. William A. Sunday says "Out of Christ there is no mercy and there could be none, and If there were mercy out of Christ, then Jesus Christ died In vain on the cross." This statement, coming from so high an authority, is Important because It gives a most appalling idea as to the probable population of hell. Of sixteen hundred million human beings on the earth now, more than one thousand millions are not Christians they know nothing, care nothing, about the Christian religion. The whole population dies at least once in fifty years, which means that every fifty years a thousand millions go to Hell. What a city! Scientists show that the light and hest of the sun will last and human beings on earth will last for several millions of years to come. The earth's population under in tensive cultivation undoubtedly will mount up to ten thousand mil lions. Figure for yourself the prob able total population of the in fernal regions at the end of a mil lion years. The only hope is in a million Billy Sundays able to make entire humanity hit the trail from Green land's icy mountains oil the way south to the equator and around up the other way. "Soldiers dead in France." Eleven of them in the latest list. What should you do about It. beat your breast and say "Dear me?" That Is one way. A bettr way it to buy one war thrift stamp for each of the eleven dead soldiers. There Is a bullet back of every twenty-flve cent war WEATHER WARMER TODAY AND TOMORROW NUMBER 10,431. COAL RATIONS ORDERED IN DISTRICT PURCHASES LIMITED TO THREE BUSHELS SENATORS IN WAR INQUIRY JUST WASTE BIER'S Til Secretary of War Promises to Reveal vAII Facts in Con fidenceWeeks Hints Army Has Pro-Germans In It. By DAVID LAWRENCE. (Cbpyrls ht. mJ, by New Tork -Evening Port i Company.) If the country could read every single word of -the forenoon hearing by the Senate Military Affairs Com mittee, at which, it was endeavored to cross-examine Secretary Baker, it would be pretty much disgusted with the incompetency of the inves tigators and the rambling way in which they wasted nearly three hours of time without even formu lating for themselves a definite means of procedure. Senators Demand All Facts. When the Secretary of War is, taken away from his desk to satisfy the Jlnqulsttiveness'iof the Senate commit tee, it Is supposed that a definite line of Inquiry haa been agreed upon In advance. Instead4 et this "Mr. Baker was asked a lot of Question j which he promised to, give )o confidence, to the convnlttee7lbut";noito"th public, and thereby UjtKprtTttan general "" staff. Some' of the 'Senators processed to show little concern over how much In formation' waa riven, to the 'enemy. and demanded "not only military NieU of oar own Government, but things obviously in the possession of our allies. Secretary Baker did reveal, however, that In bis estimate of the number of American troops expected to be sent to France be waa not relying wholly on American shipping, but "upon International arrangements" with other governments. He dis closed, too, that Genera) Bliss, just before returning; to France, had made a complete study of all the tonnage available through all sources. Sena tor Hitchcock, eatl-Administration Democrat, demanded this Information. Senator Klrby, Democrat, of Arkansas, thought it would be too helpful to the enemy to give In open session. Iteed For Secfecy. Senator Reed. Democrat, of Mis- souri. who showed himself to be thinking much more clearly on the scope of the inquiry than most of his colleagues, made a cogent crgument for an executive session, so that the committee might be taken into the confidence of the 'War Department a natural and propr way to proceed in war time and suggested that what ever conclusions the committee might "" rcacn coma oe made public. Senator Chamberlain. anti-Administration Democrat, br a leading ques tion sought to convey the Impression that Senator Reed was trying to shut oft the hearing, a notion which the Missouri Senator promptly dispelled. Hut it was easy to see that some of the Senators were plainly hostile to the Idea of executive sessions be cause they set up their own judg ment as to the wisdom of military secrecy against that of Genera! r ershlng, who Is urging secrecy. As Senator Beckham of Kentucky, Democrat, pointed out it would be an easy thing for Germany to calculate fro mthe number of tons available ex actly how many American troops could be shipped to France and when they might be expected abroad mili tary information of the most vital character to Germany In determining (Continued on Psge 18, Column 3.) TODAY thrift stampand onlv bullets will do any good in war. A young German oaron, aged twenty, brought down In his flying machine, wept, saying "My career is ruined," That Is what Jack Sheppard said, at the foot of the gailos, when Interviewed by an early English Journalist. This young German said that in his attack on Paris, four squadril las, of seven flying machines each, bad made the attack. What Prussia needs Is four American "squadrillas" with about FIVE THOUSAND flying machines In each a good imitation of a swarm of American mosquitoes, with dynsmlte for stings. CtowahtttMonlJni Senate Passes For Removal tf Ice And Sww in D. C. With the streets and walks of the District entered with snow and Ice. the Senate today passed a snow and ice removal bill. Senator Smith of Maryland report ed the bill from committee and asked its immediate consideration. It was passed without discussion. The measure Is the on which for some years has been advocated by Senator Dillingham. It requires owners of property to remove the now and Ice from the walks In front of their property within a reasonable period. Otherwise, the work is done by the District and tbo cost assessed against the property owner; Complete reorganization of the army and navy medical departments and the pubtlc health service, to brine the three branches under the general direction of Surgeon General Gorges, is contemplated. Secretary of War Baker stated to the Senate Military Committee today. Baker favors this plan, he said, and it has been Indorsed by the surgeons BIER PLANS BIG MEDICAL SHAKE-UP Startling- disclosures of sickness " Beeler report today will be form and neglect throughoutnaUonal army y accepted btbe Pub$c Utilities and. "national guard campjtitbls win? Commission of the'Distrlcti' urJlbu,W- lvdroraptd the nroDosea co-orainanon. or me uiree great national health service. -, ,. . . 'Z. . V Brought Out By QuestUaips;. Baker's revelation of the Impending move was brought forth under aharp questioning by Senator Frelinsbuy sen as to health conditions at can tonments. Frellnghuysen also charged there Is widespread apprehension over possl blllty of malaria and other fever epi demics ft the Southern camps should it be unusually hot next summer. "Don't you think, Mr. Secretary." be said, "that now is the time to have vision about thlsT" Baker said he did, and that the health of the camps during the hot weather Is now being considered. Wlu Opeae Qnls. Senator Weeks of Massachusetts opened the questioning by asking Mr. Baker about a magazine article re gardlng America's ability to send troops to France. He tried to get Mr. Baker to repeat a statement he made In private con versation on October , as to the number of men he expected to be sent abroad. Mr. Baker couldn't remember what he said. "Have you done as much as you an ticipated on October lr asked Sena tor Weeks. "I don't remember what r antici pated then," replied Secretary Baker. "But I will say this, that on January , ;l " "" l". Tl-" ! .fc,ry bound car has six and a southbound Lr.cheduU call.T?or" FBM thncar eight regular stopping places be-'C.h.e1:.","el.r- tween these points, which are 2J00 'Does that Include noncombatant trooper asked Senator Weeks. "It Includes the aggregate of com- (Continued on Page 18, Column 2) F, I L The Administration railroad bill was ordered favorably reported to the House by the Interstate and Forelg-n Commerce Committee this afternoon. Aside from limiting Government control to two years after the war and striking out the workmen's com pensation feature, the committee made only minor changes In the bill AVORABLE REPOR MADE TO HOUSE ON RAILROAD BIL YESTERDAY UielaaTifngtoTi Jim GAINED 6,461 Lines of Advertising (23 Cols.) Over the Corresponding Day (Feb. 6) Last Year. EDGAE D. 8HAW, PublUhtr. WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 6, 1918. (tag BEELERPLAN TO. SPEED OP TRAFFIC TO BE Immediate Relief From Street Car Troubles in Downtown Congested Districts Believed to Be Assured. Plans to effect immediate relief in the street car situation, especially in the congested business sections of Washington Fifteenth street and Pennsylvania and New York ave nue? ore to be adopted by the Public Utilities Commission. The adoption of the recommenda tions made in the first- report of John A. Beeler for relieving conges tion probably will be formally an nounced tomorrow or Friday. There has been ' no opposition from the Capital Traction Company, the line most affected by the recom- mendations.. It has assured the utilities board that it will co-operate so as to bring about desired results at the earliest date. These Are Recommendations. The following recommendations of - 1 Tnei.1oeatli;3t'topplm: JfleeeaH i ., -. -. . a.m rm IIU U1V CQHJtCBlVU. wuw niyiknwvnv - . . ,-- iJzjilrJZZ?1 arranged and-their nurabetLrtdneeet 2 Double-berthing loading cars' In pairs must be employed at all stops n this territory: 3 Well-defined zones of safety and loading- platforms must be provided for the safety and convenience of pas sengers. Front-end fare collectors should be stationed at the principal stopping points to facilitate loading. C street cars must be given prece dence by the traffic officers, as they serve the many, instead of the few. G Parking of automobiles must be limited to ensure safety for all traffic. Jfet t Turn Baek Cars. T Certain streets should be used for traffic in one direction only. E Capital Traction cars must not be turned back on the crossover on NewJTork avenue. 9 The Capital Traction Company should revise Its schedules so as to minimize bunching. 10 Limit the stopping places for street cars outside the congested zone so as to exceed eight to the mile, thus affording quicker service. There must be a complete rear rangement of stops made between Fourteenth street and Pennsylvania avenue and Fourteenth and II streets. The Beeler recommendation pointed out that at the preeent time a north- feet apart. No Time Is Set. No decision has been reached as to the date for putting the new traffic rules IntS effect, because It is not known how soon the raised plat forms recommended for loading points can be constructed. The work will be rushed to completion. The platforms a 111 be ten Inches high, six feet wide and of such length as to accommodate passen gers boarding two car.i. It Is believed that the first steps to relieve traffic congestion among the surface cars will be In operation within the next week. Q. A. R. MEN 8EE PRE8IDENT. rn ftrl.nilA A Rmm. Vrttn mander-ln-chlef of the Grand Army of the iiepuDiic. ana me mpmoers oi ni staff were received by President Wll- son this afternoon $3,500,000 FOR BELGIANS. , . t. i i xnn apmh u. ninwi ' w.- fl was announced by the Treasury OOO Denartment today. This makes the total loan to Beldam $73,400,000. ADOPTED New American Antisubmarine Campaign Successful, London Reports . - v " " -' LONDON, Feb. 6. AmerkaheuhugunteJ & unique nti-ufemarme cam paign, -which is successful, it -was authoritatively stated today. , "New devices" are being used in this Anerican drive to sweep the U-boat from thesM, itwasdecIaretL . Guns and torpedoes are also being utilized. SOME HABITS ARE LIABILITIES AND Q3LLMmm'&rwmwrm. '.. "- ; mm tsso "-m yy ' ATha irH&H bH U lithiUtj. I I BILL FAVORABLY! Faorable report on the bill for the pensioning and retirement of teachers In the public schools of the District was made to the Senate today by Senator Ilollls. He reported the measure with the sanction ot the Dis trict of Columbia Committee. A sub committee acted faorably on the measure yestrday. Senator Mollis cave notice he would call the bill up In the Senate for ac tion at an early date. Ilr said ti- would sslr immediate consideration were it not for the ab- i Hence ot ceriain nenaiors nu were interested In the measure. Passage of tiin dhi torousn tne (Senate is thought by Senator Hollls i to oe aenuicu. The Grade Teachers" Union today I I at work In the ranks of all the civic I organizations seekine faackera for It 'move for increased salaries for 1)1 I trlct teachers, and the union uorkcrs K , thBl ti,py expect to line up he BlronKMt forceg ln tho Ulstrlct on their side. Their Roal I a minimum salary of J1.O0O for all teachers and a yearly In crease of S100 until the maximum of 2.000 Is reached. Resolutions to this effect were adopted by the union at a meeting at the Public Library last night. GERMANS SHOOT DOWN SEVEN FOE AIRPLANES BERLIN (via London), Feb. 6. "Seven enemy aeroplanes were brought donn and one taken captive on th weetcrn front," the war office declared toda). SENATORS REPOR EACHERS PENSION tOoprrifht! 1918) By,J(i9T.XaCBthoo.l The smoking habit it a tetftjY The thrift habit it aa astrt. DOG LEAPS AT HER Attacked by a bull terrier which leaped at her, causing her to slip on the Icy pavement and fall. Miss Bertha Tucker, thirty-five years old, 41rt Seventh street northeast, broke her right leg In two places and In jured her elbow. Today she Is con nned to her home under the care of Dr. A. W. Boswell. 923 Maryland av enue northeast. Miss Tucker was crossing- the car tracks at Seventh and F streets northeast when the dug darted to ward her. Fearln '.hat the animal would bite her. she tried to avoid It. The dog leaped at l.r back, and In her fright Miss Tucke- slipped and fell. The owner of he dog told the police the dog would not bite any one. that It was a pet. and that when It leaped at Miss Tucker It did so In a playful manner. The police are Investigating- to learn whether the ani mal was muzxled when It attacked Miss Tucker. CZERNINANDKUEEMANN OFF FOR BREST LITOVSK AMSTERDAM, Feb. 6 Count Ciernln, Austrian foreign minister, and Herr-Kuehlmann, German foreign minister, left Berlin last night to at tend the peaefl. conference In Brest Lltovsk, dispatches from the German capital received here today declared The Lokal Anzelger, discussing the conference, said: The central empires hava more Im portant things to do than to serve aa objects of experiment for the people's commissaries. The armistice with Russia msy be canceled at any time." WOMAN FALLS AND BREAKS LEG WHEN F Wl &Mt Pnc. SOME ARE ASSETS &&7ia E FOLLOWS JOHN L. TO RESTING PLACE BOSTON. Mass, Feb. C John L. Sullivan, tighter all bi's life, was given the funeral of a fighter here today. He sleeps now ln Calvary Ceme tery by the side of his father and mother. A grave waa dug for the old warrior In the shadow of the ever greens and on a slight slope where the sun will greet It every morning. Boston's silk and Boston's cotton rubbed shoulders in old St. Paul's Catholic Church as the building was jammed at the greatest tribute paid a sporting man. The body of the old fighter was taken from the home of his sister. Mrs. Annie E. Lennon, at 0:30. Streets near the house were jammed. Police lines Anally were drawn. At the church another crowd was waiting. Police had to elear a path before the coffin could be taken from Urn hearse to the door. James J. Corbett was not among those present. Th man who con quered 3ulllvan sent a floral horse shoe ,wlth the explanation that he could not come personally. Jake KIN rain, however, was there. Dan Dwyer, another famous old relic of early prise ring days, also waa there. There were many others of lesser renown. Former Mayor Curley of Boston, and others high In political life In this section paid a last tribute. -Yank" 8ulllvan, another old-timer, followed the body of bis old friend to Its last resting place. Stunded by the loss of the man he loved, Billy Kelly, the fourteen-year-old orphan who lived with John L.. waa a pathetic figure aa he followed closed behind the hearse. And In Calvary Cemetery, while the flowing robes of the priests waved In tha cold breeze, and hun dreds of men stood uncovered, the last chapter In. the life of the. (treat est fighter In the Wwrld of pugilism was written. mm THRONG ? INAL EDITION BmmmsBBstmm rxica tvztbix district os-cennaHX, ie ELSEWHERE;; 3Lfe WEAVER DECLARES Ful Head's New Order Sets No Limitation on Period Durlrig Which It WirBalfTElfectfor Relief. TOT CXnnot hnv mom than trtm bushels of hard eoalfa tha Dfctrirt of Colombia today. Yon will not be able to buy more than three bushels until further m-. den to dealers are issued br the District Fuel Admlnistrafion. John L. Wearer, fuel administra tor for tho District, made this an nouncement today after sending out telephone orders to all local retail dealers to thus limit sale of hnt coal 'to each individual famMrf consumer. Two-Faajlr Preeless. If you and your family live io a boosa with aaothfrfamllx 4 hT only ons'heaUnr plant the two fam ilies earl hava only one three-bushel order But If there aratwo heatlnjT. Ptajjiep'osamtf both pUrJtf ara- necessity loVVjhe houssMr, 'tiPi:Sy-itot alsTweaelaznajr b (el'toibbuaehia?-----rT HOwJong thU order5 will be eftte UTehasnot been determined. Mr. Weavtr4 may; rescind It tomorrow er be may order it strictly enforced for several days. Ha today said the or der should be called "temporary." Slraatleet Acute. Tho order was Issued because Weaver has found tha coat preblesa here mora acute than ever and grow ing won. Apartment houses and "larce real dentlal hotels are not expected to bo affected; by the order, because tbay are heated by soft coal. Only catnrr cite coal Is considered by tha adnsb utrators order. No proTixton nasi been mace for soft eosX Mr. weaver stated that tne cesC problem still la far from solution. Little coal. Is arriving; over the Hat timore and Ohio and tha Pennsy!raa! railroads: The administrator baa re quested from Dr. Garfield aa order (err the shipment of 1.000 additional tee of coal a day. making tne total amount of coal due In Wash mat rw 3,400 tons a day. This Increase) will be 'for an Indefinite period of days probably about seven. Te Freaecnta Vielateiac Prosecution of coal dealer for tr regularities In their dealings and toe alleged profiteering win be started at once. It- is said. The District adnua lstrator has been aaked for ar report. ot alleged violations of regulations cet tho administration and for data cov arlng profiteering cases. Ail records on nie in tne siatnec administrator's office have beea turned ever to the Federal Adminis tration, including personal Investiga tions, newspaper reports, and written complaints from Individuals. The Department of Justice and tho legal department of tha coal adminis tration will handle these cases. No prosecutions will ba undertaken by the District administrator. 8400 II esses Coalless. Five thousand homes are coalless today, and there Is no likelihood that the administration will be able to supply the demand. The emergency bureau at Thir teenth and F streets will be discon tinued aa soon as details ot a plan for a more equitable and. more expedi tious distribution ot coal can be worked out. Tha Investigation of the coal situa tion as ordered by the Federal ad ministration will not touch on the hauling concerns. Weaver aays that each time an Individual buys coal and hauls It at his or her own expense, tl per ton may be deducted from.' the djealers' flat price. MANY STATES FACE GRAVE COAL SITUATION WHEN COLD ADDS TO RAIL CONGESTION "Trains are being delayed on all Im portant terminals waiting for engines from roundhouses, due to Inability to get men to work." Regional Director Smith has wired Director General McAdoo. Twenty engines and a large Crew of men worked to haul four snow bound trains out of the blizzard wast of Syracuse, but cold drove tha men to shelter and tney reiuseu to con tinue work. Freight operations in that territory are practically sus pended. Reduction ot tonnsga waa irota v SITUATION fS GRAVE l r I .