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TTr'?f" " w Today K 13 4 INSANITY TO BE DEFENSE OF JAP MENTAL SPECIALISE : .ar , ,L--r: r Had Man; SaTe Gtri. Speeches Filh Few Work. Wkat k Eiica'Ji? Cash for Bslshefism. . Br ARTHUR BRISBANE. (Copyright. 1I1IJ Only forty men at one time can belong to the French Academy, and every Frenchman has craved that honor. Many, like Voltaire, haye been tamed away as you would turn away an elephant from the front door of a small bungalow too big. Many small-sired potatoes have been admitted. One clever French man ordered written on his tomb: "Here lies one that was nothing, not even an academician." When Joffre presented himself at the Academy the other day he made no great speech. Any one of the thirty-nine other members could probably have done better. But no academician ever had as good AN IDEA as Joffre. He had standing beside him a French pri vate soldier, blind in both eyes. He pointed to him and said: "There is the man who won the battle of the Marne." Mr. and Mrs. Wilson applauded. Henry Ward .Beecher had the same idea when, to show what slavery meant, he put up iri his pulpit a good-looking mulatto girl and sold her at auction on condi tion that the buyer should set her free. i The "University of Paris, con ferring a doctor's, degree upon President Wilsoncalled forth his definition of education. "The chief object of education," said the President, "is to awaken the spirit" - Would that be your definition t Or is the hief object of education to "feed the spirit?" The .chief object of food is to satisfy the appetite, not to -awaken It. When Abraham Lincoln was bom In a hut with no windows, In & bed on a dirt floor, he did not need anything to AWAKEN his spirit. He needed something to feed the spirit that Nancy Hanks put In his body. The books that his step fflothex "helped him to get only a few, but good books id more for Lincoln mind than all the edu cating in the world could have dene for a million other men, or : for some entire nations laekhur the spirit in LincoV While in Trance, President Wll eoB will he interestafcln the speech Jt Jaurez made to' a Ifriaach. 1mm 1 teachers. Hs saidi ?TchA tsssreeaadrea to 1""",",'"'fl1lr-JifHin'niilnTi.ni - abb imponanmg xor a 7Q-NC kr is toJeara to climb fce IlllfW sse 1 fc MI4 J UWsslTsh It fcaa' reach coconuts and all other frnfer With a, jronng human the impor tant thing is to know how to read easily: then, if he chooses, he can -get all knowledge tor It Is all on the shelves of the libraries wait ing, as the coconuts are waiting for the monkey that knows how to climb. All monkeys climb; not all young men read. There's one trouble. There Is a cloud on the horizon, very much larger than a man's hand, labeled "Bolshevism." This worries all Europe, disturbs the peace conference, shakes prices on ' stock exchanges, .makes the man who has ten times what he needs render what country. If,-any, he can safely choose as the place to bank enough money to take care of him "in case anything happens." The new and disturbing fact Is this: For the first time in history the radicals, visionaries, "the every- thing-would - be - perf ect-if -I-had- i my-rights" advocates have" money to back their theories. The Bolshevists have seized hundreds of millions in Russia, fortunes in banks, stored-up treasures of the Russian Greek Church. All this vast wealth the Trotzky and Lenine gentlemen have at their disposition. They are sending the money to other countries, financing speakers, backing Bolshevist agitation. They have sent some here. Money wasted. Disturbing while it lasts. But all the treasures of Europe will melt before long, for men that never know how to GET money will never know how to KEEP it. This Bolshevist dream and its financial backing will melt away as snow melts in the spring and the people will get back to business as the farmer gets back to digging in the fields. The Krnpps have passed their dividend. That is one good news item. To make war unpopular make it unprofitable. There would be fewer wars in the world if when war is declared there were declared simultaneously a mora torium forbidding the paying of interest, debts; and claims of every kind while the war lasted. Do you belong to a secret "order?" The Kaiser does. Luck lily for him as Kaiser.be was Pro tector of the Knights, of St John, an order held in highest esteem fn Holland. The. man with whom he is living now, Bentinck, is a Knight of St. John. The most influential men in Holland are knights of that order; therefore, they refuse to drive out the Kaiser or give him up although they may change their minds, if the millions of "rough necks" who are knights of nothing in particular become active. WEATHER: Fair tonights tempera ture above freeslng. Tt znerrew increasing cloud iness. Temperature at 8 a. n., 43 durtw. Konnal temperature fer Deeem ber 53 for last thlrty yean, 34 degrees. NUMBER 11,021. D.C.BOYSTO ARRIVE IN NEW YORK D.C.ENEMY ALIENS MAY RETURN WW AS-HE VIEWS MS GIFTS T Fffl Ya&Sttckmgs The Yanks abroad will find their stockings well filled on Christmas aeroing.- The SabsteteBce Division of the War Department has par chased a total of 11,686,060 packages of a popular brand of gum and. 12,090,064 pounds of high-grade candy fer the Tanks' Christsaas. . Santa Clans, the mythical old pat ron of happiness. Is a happy old. fel low himself today the day before the day "before Christmas. j 4ipfmm l real, eid-iawirtaea ; Tin II . '- - "- -- -mnrtnrl soldiers at Waller Seed 'hospital' ttr - mat f & sw ! .... v ' is, uuBouBfr over wiu joy. JTust; a little, more than a week ago Santa asked The Times: "How about the people of Washington re membering the boys at Walter Reed Hospital on Christmas Day with a big bag of .gifts!!' The Times repeated the question and you ought to see the answer that the people of Washington gave. This answer is found in the Santa Claus room, way down In the base ment ot the Munsey Building, where the great collection of presents is stored. A Peep Into the Room. The gifts kept coming- until The Times doted last night and a few eleventh-hour presents were handed In this morning. As the gifts were received they "were stored In the Santa Claus room, and a. peep through the door will tell you that It's going to be a wondeful Christmas for the wounded Yanks. There are cigarettes In such num bers that they haven't been counted yet. although a preliminary estimate Indicates that more than 30,000 have been received. aThere are boxes and boxes of cigars, baseball outfits. books, phonograph records, cakes, candies, fruit, safety razors, canes, Writing papers' and pencils and pens, toilet articles, musical Instruments, and a list of miscellany that reads like the catalogue of a' department store. lied Cross to Distribute. The gifts are being assorted and wrapped today and as soon as the work Is completed the big parcels will be placed In automobiles and nt to Walter Reed Hospital. There the gifts wll be received by Mrs. Henry Res. who, with other Red Cross work ers, will distribute the presents among the soldiers. The gifts mean more than Christ mas gifts usually mean. Nrly all of them were sent anonymously and addressed to no individual, the la bels reading- "To a soldier at Walt-r Reed Hospital" The gifts are tokens of the grati tude of the people of the Nation's Capital to the men who risked their all for the nation. In addition to these gifts the sold iers at Walter Reed will -receive presents through the organisations engaged In welfare work at the hos pltaL These organisations, the Red Cross, Knights of Columbus, Y. M. C A., and Jewish Welfare Board also have arranged for Tuletlde cele brations with Christmas trees, and music, and dancing and merrj mak ing In the assembly rooms. Circulating Library Provided. One of the most splendid results of The Times' Christmas Fund will be the establishment of a circulating library which every one of the soldier boys can enjoy. With a part of the funds contribut ed by Times readers. The Times pur chased, through S. Kann Sons & Co. and woodward & Lothrop a One as sortment of complete sets of books at a much lower price than ordinary. The sets inciuae me. works or ). Henry. Dickens, De Maupassant. Kip ling, Poe. Twain. Victor Hugo, Balzac, Muhlbaeh. Hall Caine, A. Conan (Continued on Page 5, Column 1.) U fjte wuMfr Published every evening (Inelndinr Bandar) Entered as second-class matter, at the pott. office at Washington, D. C. HUNDREDS OF XMAS PRESENTS ARRIVE FOR PRESIDENT PARIS, Dec. 2& Santa Claus has get the range or the Hu nt palace and is laying down a preparatory barrage today. Hundreds of presents from all parts -of the country are pour ing in. The givers rasge'fraai children to the highest states men. Presents include magnifi cent paintings, Ivory piacejues, jewels, handbags cigar and ci garette cases, and evea cigar ette pipers. (The President doesn't smoke.) Mrs. Wilson does a little Christ inas shopping every day fer the President and other emberr of the party. The President sHpped away last week, presumably to buy a gift for his wife, bat he was so clever about R that no one has been able to find oat what it was. The Christmas mail is aver aging 500 letters and cards a day. Mrs. WBsea isaaswerteg jnost.ef them personally. OiHUIIED E PARIS, Sec 23. The President and Mrs. Wilson were greatly moved by their visit to the Red Cross hospital at Neuilly on Sunday. The President spoke and shook hands with many of the wounded heroes, and many who were without arms or bad their hands in bandages were patted on the shoulder by him. Mr. Wilson desires that all of the American wounded be returned home as quickly as possible, a desira that was Intensified by his trip to the hospital. In fact, the speedy transportation of the American wounded Is a prob lem upon which the President Is working personally. He is urging K. K. Hurley, chairman of the Ameri can Shipping Board, to get all possi ble transports for the task as quick ly as he can. President Wilson was hard at work today upon the speeches he will deliver in London and Manchester, and to the American soldiers on Christmas. He interspersed this work with a conference with Colonel House and a walk with Mrs. Wilson. U. S. ENVOYS HAVE NOT CONSIDERED DISPOSITION OF GERMAN BATTLESHIPS PARIS, Dec 23 (11 a. m.) The American envoys to the peace con ference today authorized the state ment that they have not yet consid ered the disposition of the Germsn fleet. President Wilson will confer In the afternoon with William G. Sharp, United States ambassador to France. LLOYD GEORGE'S PAPER DECLARES FOR LIMITED INTERVENTION IN RUSSIA LONDON, Dec. 23. Limited inter vention in Russia, and military as sistance only In those districts where genuine democracy has been estab lished was urged by the Chronicle In a special article today. The Chronicle declared that the fullest economic aid has been given to the frontier and coast districts. It asked that passport and news re striction be removed In order that trade and political Information may be exchanged with Russia. The Chronicle Is Premier Lloyd George's personal organ. "CHRISTMAS CHEER" UP TO $15 QUART; SLEUTHS BUSY RICHMOND, Va., Dec 23. Bootleg whiskey is advancing In pries as Xmas approaches, and Is selling as high as 115 a quart,. WOUNDEDBOYS vLSL- 1 WASHINGTON, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 23, 1918. ORDER LIFTING BAN IS SAIDTO BE APPROVED B PRESIDENT The hundreds ot German and Aus trian men and women who were barred from the District ot Columbia after the declaration 'of war probably ... , , m W. . .- - wu. BwW reu. wiring identically the same-sert of de homes by Christmas diiy. -Tlns'ioM n hfra.lf Ha an.vJ In Included In the list ot. aliens forced to leave the Capital some, months ago were scores of agM people who tookr up residence in nearby towns and cities. Most of these left their bouses and personal belongings Jn care of friends. AMesBceauBt Later; It was expected that a? formal an nounce&ent as to the actual hour wnen ine restrictions will pe removeq would, be forthconMjig from' AJtornejr Qqreforr 'ta.1t &$ Itwa said the ordernrasrBrsaarsd bx th Attorter'jaeneratahatwaiTUp- proved by" President -'rVsWon Sy.'wire less. " 'V , This order will apply lo ill -barred zones throughout the country: ' and regulations .governing the presence of enemy aliens will be lifted.. T The State Department will give German Minister Von Eckhardt, of Mexico City, a safe conduct through this country If In responding to his recall to Germany he desires to pass through the United States or touch fat a United States port. The State Department said today that It had no objection to his safe conduct. Von Eckhardfs recall is the direct result of his persistent propaganda, which continued even after the arm istice was signed. While this Government and Mexi co made no direct representation to Germany, the United States did let the German leaders know that Von Eckhartd's propaganda seemed In consistent In the light of German pleas for United States assistance. I Von Eckhardt had been spreading stories favorable to Germany and embarrassing to the United States and the allies. The German leaders took tho hint and recalled him to Germany. REUXRDLESTO Washington again is matting a. bid for tourists. The iron-clad .rules, which have been in force around Government buildings during the war, dally are being relaxed. Passes, which all employes have been com pelled to carry, have been abolished except at the heavily guarded and Iron grated Treasury building. At the Bureau of Engraving .and Printing, It Is announced, "visitors will be welcome after January 1." Visitors can roam, almost freely, about the gigantic State. War and Navy building, and at departments of lesser censequence , even the guards are inciting visitors to "step In and look around." D. C. BUDGET GOES OVER' UNTIL AFTER HOLIDAYS Preparation ot tht District appro priation bill by the Senate subcom mittee, of which Senator Smith ot Maryland Is chairman, will go over until after the holidays. Tflis was decided by the subcommittee today. VON EMM TO GETSAFECONDUC AHRACT TOURISTS n DR. ISHIDA CLAIMS iiE KILLED COLLEAGUE TO AVENGE NURSE SHOWED SIGNS OE DERANGED By GERTRUDE STEVENSON. TOWSOV M TW v c;af,-: " --.,.., W .a snt wsuava thousands ol patients under' his care. jDr; Norbmy Ishida, the Japanese auenisi, dotv aeciares ne snot ana killed Dr.. George B. Wolff; his col league at the Sheppard and Enoch Pratt Hospital because -the latter had committed an assault upon one of the nurses at the institution. He places the time of the occur rence as last Thursday night. As a result hedeckxes' he went to Balti- 0-o.ta'rrt j-- -Jj Irevefverrfroe rurshmrd a the following -morning. howhe hsew aheui theaUeged attack upon the young nurse he is hopelessly vague. ' Asked If the girl herself told him ot any such happening, he Teplles that while she herself did not tell him, he heard of it In another way. Although absolutely unable to sup ply a single fact or corroborating detail to support his grave accusa tion, he seems to believe it com pletely. It Is upon this very fact that law yers on both sides of the case and all who have come in contact with the man are convinced that on the subject of 'this young woman the otherwise brilliant 'and gifted for eigner is hopelessly deranged. The hospital records show that on the night In question the nurse was on duty in the hospital ward, with at all times one assistant, and some hours of the night with two or three other nurses. Asked for ITarrant. So conInced was the Japanese specialist that Dr. Wolff hod harmed the girl, he went to the Northeast em Police Station in Baltimore, pre sented his card to Lieut. James U. Lererton and Informed that official that he wanted a warrant for Dr Wolffs arrest. When It was ex- (Contlnued on Page 2, Column 4.) MONTREAL. Dec. 23. Jewels valued at J 1 00,000 were stolen by masked burglars who dynamited a safe In the office of I. L. Michaelson & Sons, diamond dealers. In the Eastern Townships Bank building early today. , The burglars overpowered the watchman of the building, which Is In the heart of the business section, and left him bound and gagged. ROOMS FOR RENT 1 ST. N. W.. 1S13 Furnished room; exceptional warm, comfortable: snlt abto for two. second floor, next to bth i Mrs. M. Young said: "I never used Times Want Ads before, but my ad was in only one day and rented my rooms." Phone your ads. Main 5260. IWENTAUTY SI 00.000 EN GEMS TAKEN BY BANDITS limes a- Does the Study pf Mental Disease Drive Doctors Insane? By DB. "WILLIAM A. "WHITI. ' Snpt of the Government Hospital for Isaaae. I do pot believe that the stucly" of mental diseases ."would drive a doctor insane. Tnave been associated with 'cases of insanity in.varions forms for many years, and I do not think the study of .insanity is any Tnore a factor in. driving a doctor insane than the study of any other science. It sometimes may happen that a person "who sus pects he is weak-minded or unbalanced will take up L the study of insanity to form some intelligent opinion annnf Ilia aui n- atairk f wt?i,4 T T.a n ,... f4.t . auuuv uu unu ouiu; ui iiiiiiu. jj. iie gucs XIUMUU iUKl- wards, it is not because he studied insanity, hut be cause his mind was deranged in the. first placd i-have never heard of a case where a .man orent Bganj8..from associating with persons suffering from nervous or .jnental disorders. There have been cases, r?herevpersoia. went insane while engaged, in .studvise. mental? disorders, but I don't think it was the irewfltt -t41iio ofntf Oft 4lia sTtliAia Ttarif? TrtrV oil t4aWl ' aPiflatfghcesr it Wflmed" thglrtheir 'itUBcIs were mtablr ttrfedijaUw STREET CAR HEADS f)ISCUSS TRANSFERS WITH COMMISSION By BILL PRICE. A final decision on free intercompany transfers on "Washington's street car lines moved a step nearer this afternoon' with an extended conference between the 'repre sentatives of the car companies and the Public Utilities Commission. John iA. Bccler having submitted his recommendation to the commission that free transfers be exchanged by the competing lines at various important points in the city many more than the companies are willing to concede the companies this afternoon are conferring as to just how far they are willing to co-operate. Ham Explains Difficulties. William F. Ham, president of the Washington Railway and Electric Com pan-, and also of the Potomac Elec tric Light Company, this morning was visiting the Commissioners explaining phases of the troubles his railroad lines expect from a widespread dis tribution of , transfers. He takes a gloomy vtew'of what transfers will do to the finances of his company, a view entirely at variance with that of the experts who hae been investigating conditions. Mr. Ham calls to attention that Washington Is probably the onI large city In the country today where E GENESEO. N T Dee. S3. The case against Gladys Webster, nineteen- ear-old mother, accused of hav ing poisoned her fnther-ln-law, col lapsed In court here today when the district attorney suggested that she be given her liberty. The proceedings were Immediately brought to an end and the girl freed. The sensational ending was fitting to the sensational nature of the charge. Mrs. Webster was accused of having placed parls green In milk, which was fed to Edward Wemster. because ot pure hatred. A nurse who cared for the victim testified she was made 111 by drinking some of the milk Mrs. Webster"s husband was one of the State's witnesses, and tes tified he feared suspicion might be directed toward him. The young defendant relied on the story of her life to clear her. paying more attention to the health of her Infant child than to anything else during the trial. GRLMOneFREED OF SLAYING CHE P Owa? Wd Sk t Pitch PRICE TWO CENTS. "- .the street railway fares are as low as S cents, and points out that In many cities they are 8 cents, with railways none too prosperous at that. Mr. Ham does not mention that whatever weakness exists in the W. R and E lines over revenues from the S-cent fare Is more than made up financially by the ownership by that company of the Potomac Elec tric Light Company, which turns Into the treasury of the railway dividends of 11 per Cent each year a fat con tribution that goes a long way to- (Contlnued on Page 2; Column 6.) IPATE LONDON', Dec 23. A report was circulated here today that the first and fifth battle squadrons of 'the British navy probably will partici pate In America's naval review. It was also stated that French and Italian war ships might also partici pate. In view of the fact the naval re view will be held In New York on Thursday, any British units which might participate would already be en route. The British admiralty re cently denied previous reports that British warships would come here for the review ALLIED WARSHIPS MAY PA I LOST Setariiar nlflit after learlnc office, about 8 o'clock, envelope containing about 11,000, the cheeks h&vo been stopped at all banks, Jlr. Itsbbttt. personally, will sire 1100 In cash for the delivery at tho orflce, 30th and K streets N. W.. Oeorc town, for tho envelope. Phono West 43J. J U A INAL EDITION I.- ON LAFRAHC. V The flrs-t a-mUageHi ot .trtM-j from the District ta leave Ffnm wiU srrire ia New XM& tlw traaxport 1 Fraace oa OiriitsssM day, according ta as oCQswl aft Beuace-Beat bso by tie .war DK jwrtBWBt toeter- The' transport La Fraaee, lag to a cable received from.! Pershing. left Prance ea JXiBsasSsi1 17, carrying artiUe-TTsMt ftrMtV Washington. General Peaking stated tiat HT aea ce-mpeeeel ot artillerr tiw 137th Fie; Artillery, featteriW, Q a Fwere-aboant tiw ea LtuZ-Mlai ami were oa tstir -mrm-. ilfleyCsW- ftMr-tW-; Pl.CfclMWAri Ala-ssnw. and, UUgeta- arc mm &M men, ' Te Can-as Jfeax M-trieC When these men arrive la Na-s Tork on Christmas day- they proWr will entrain foe a camp sear the Ds trlet. It Is not yet known; whether Fort Myer, Va., or Camp- Meade, Kt, will be used aa demobilisation sta tions for soldiers returla;, froasf France. -The locations ot troops- freex t)m District in France np to Norambec J with the commanders of the dtTisjeats) to which troops from the District are .attached were given oat today -by Use ar suepanment. The Seventy-ninth Division. oaiuaffseC of drafted men from the Dtstrict'iOse trained at Camp Meade. Md, Is k- cated at VacherauTiue. Dutncc rjea In the division are attacMd -to, th 312th Machine Gun Battalion. TBJe battalion trained at Camp Meade. Mi. last summer and left tai France est July 7. , J The Forty-second division, eenw posed of men formerly attache ta. medical units of the old District Na tlonal Guard. Is located at Merach Luxemburg, and is commanded- fay MaJ. Gen. Clement A. F. Flagler. tI trict men are attached to the, lt7tlr sanitary train in ,thls division. These District men were once known as the First field hospital company, Dls trict National Guard. - Forty-Brat at Stt Algaan. The Forty-first division, to which the majority of enlisted men. from tha District are attached. Is located at St. Atgnan and Is commanded by Brig. Gen. Ell Cple. District men attached to this di vision are assigned to the l2d, 163d. lfftth and 101st Infantry, the I4Tti Machine Gun Battalion, and th U8t Field Signal Batrallon. These Dis trict men before leaving- Washlagtoa were known at the Third Ihtaatry, District national guard. The Infan try regiments to Tyhlch these men are attached were known In this city M Companies A. B. C. D. E. F.G, K. L K. L. and M. The machine gun bat talion, the 147th. was called the Ma chine Gun Company of the District guards. The 116th Field Signal .Bat talion was known as a, supply com pany of the District guards. According to-the latest Information In the hands of the War Department, the 161st. 102d. 163d, and 164th Infan try did not see action. The present point at which they are stationed Is a supply depot. The Twenty-ninth division, com posed of field artillerymen from 'the District. Is located at Bourbonnewea- Bains. and Is commanded by MaJ. Gtn C C Morton. District men attached to this division are assigned to the 110th field artillery These locations are up to date to November 2S. No later locations have been received by the War De partment. GREGORY ISSUES RULING ON VETO TIME LIMIT The constitutional limit ot ten days allowed the President in vetoing leg islation begins when the measures are In his hands, according to a rul ing by Attorney General Gregory to day. This means that bills, and reso lutions are first sent the President sbroad before a time limit becomes operative. The President has Instructed the White House to forward aa metdllv as possible alt Joint resolutions and, other measures which require his sir- nature. s ARTILLERYMEN FROM CM MM 1 4 Wl.5 . - . .-.,-.