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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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'
. 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
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
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.)
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Published every evening (Inelndinr Bandar)
Entered as second-class matter, at the pott.
office at Washington, D. C.
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.
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
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
He interspersed this work with a
conference with Colonel House and a
walk with Mrs. Wilson.
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
President Wilson will confer In the
afternoon with William G. Sharp,
United States ambassador to France.
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.
RICHMOND, Va., Dec 23. Bootleg
whiskey is advancing In pries as
Xmas approaches, and Is selling as
high as 115 a quart,.
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..
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
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.
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."
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.
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
rurshmrd a
following -morning.
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
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.
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
Phone your ads. Main
SI 00.000 EN GEMS
Does the Study pf Mental
Disease Drive Doctors Insane?
' 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
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
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
Mr. Ham calls to attention that
Washington Is probably the onI
large city In the country today where
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.
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.)
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
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.
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
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-;
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
-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
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
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
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