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Scenes in the Molasses-Flooded Streets of Boston Following Fatal Explosion
WHERE NINE PERSONS WERE KILLED.
Nine men were killed and forty-three others injured in the
plosion of a 2,000,000-gallon tank of molasses at the plant of the
Puritan Distilling Company, in Boston. The street in front of the
plant was literally strewn with wreckage as the above photograph
iwumsaassyt ??? rmnwif
Photos Copyright by Internationa! Film Service.
SAILORS AND POLICE SEARCHING FOR BODIES.
taken on the scene, shows. Tons of molasses were thrown into the
air, filling the streets for blocks around with the sticky fluid,
in some places to a depth of two or three feet. Impeding fire en
gines and the work of rsseoe.
PRESIDENT WINS !
IN PILOT FIGHT
I
(Continued from First Pagt-.;
with Wilson. French. Italian ar.i'.
?Taparese delegates refu nd to agr--o '
to have the prrss represented at ?ny I
cor.ferenre. Finally with the aid of I
L'oyd George, the President succeeded i
in having the gas proposal laid over, j
tending suggestions from the corr*>- {
spondouts. American newspaper m?-D j
led the protest ac&inst secrecy, with j
i epresentativea of the press or Britain. 1
Italy and smaller nations uniting in
tli? demand for publicity?tit" French
<lissenting rtiroughowt.
During th? conversations the Presi
dent's only reservation was said to
be that there should be no pyblicity
..n Sf> me quest i cms on which there
was no final action, lest the leport
of the proceeding? should come out
pieee meat thus creating misunder
standings which might have sptious
results.
I'<>iat covered.
This point was covered in the!
rule prohibiting correspondents frorv.
EGGS
Guaranteed Strictly Fresh
70c Dozen
Nice Hens (Live) 35c
Dressed Poultry . . 40c
Yoang Friers, lb. (Live) 38c
Yomg Friers, lb.
(Dressed) 45c
Nice Geese (Live? 36c
Pure Cream Country
Butter 58c
The Butter, Egg and
Poultry Market
1655 New Jersey Avenue
\arth MWJ I Corner R St.?
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being present at committee meetings
or executive sessions at which deli
cate matters inay be discussed, clash
es between Statesmen may . occur. anO
there is a possibility tfcat a wrong
interpretation might be drawn irora
such episodes. 1*0 ui&tter how care
fully the report were handled
The President experts that as the
conferences go on, delicate points wijl
he disposed of. a-?d more and more
meetings will be public until the final
sessions, when he hopes they will all
be open. The American conrespond:
ents, however, are not yet satislled.
They see a possibility of only a few
sessions being open, an:! arc prepar
I ing to Invite newspapermen of all
I nations to co-operate in pressing their
i respective delegations for more public
i fittings.
POINCARE WELCOMES ALL
j ENVOYS AS THE WORLD
i v PEACE MEETING OPENS
I '
I Bv JOHN EDW1X N'KVIN.
I. N". S. Staff Correspondent.
PARK. J?n.^^Thf world's great
est peace conf^B^openrd here this
Tlie foremosni^Biesuten of the
world, 1 eprfsentinlBJthe Iwenty-flve
nations that had broken with Ger
many. were gathered wbotit the green
table when Premier Olemence'au
called the Wrs' session of this historic
conference to order at " o'clock at
the foreign office.
Questions nffecting all of the peo- ,
pleg of the earth, including the ere
atlon of a league of nations, designed
to make war forever Tmpossibl". will
be ?etl<sd before the conference come
to an end nt Versailles.
Cjinrarr \\ eUoaim.
I President Poincare formally wel
comed th? envoys in behalf of France
in a brief speech immediately after
the conference was oall? d to order.
All of the members of th? Ameri
can peace delegation, headed by Pres
ident Wilson were present exept Col.
; K. M. House. He was kept away by !
I illness, but was so much improved
\ that it ia thought he would be able to
ait with his conferees next week.
Fair weather prevailed and an enof- !
moua crowd was massed behind the
military guard, cheering the er.\->ys;
as they arrived.
Inside the foreign orfi^?*. wlierel
Stephen Pichon. the French loreign
m'nister received theplenipotentiaries.
the scene was one of the utmost bril
liancy.
Honor tl.iralinl Pwh.
As Marsha! Fo<h and President!
Poincare entered the conference i oom
the band played the "Marseillaise"
and all of the envoys stood. Then
premier Clernencea'i introduced Presi- I
dent Poin?-are
The delegates again si <od ?s the I
President departed, the band mean ]
whil" playin'g "Madelon " The in
vited guests were then bf wed out by I
the lackeys, the envoys ie-s?-ated|
themselves. the French Premier
hanged his gavel and the moment
ous gathering v as officially ur.deri
WaV.
The .sound of ?:fceei?. given for M. <
Poincare as he was leaving the bui'.d |
ing. were audible to th* delegates as!
M. I'lemenceau called the session toi
order.
\mong the first of ?!.? delegates to I
arrive at the Quai d'Orsay were Tre
mier l.loyd ?!eorge. A J. P.alfo'jr. fie I
British foecign secretary: Premier
Clemenceau. an.l l!?ron Sor.nlno. the '
Italian foreign minister.
11 m. \Vi!?in With President.
President Wilson w.i* accompanied |
b/ Mrs. Wi'son. Mrs V?'i!s->n did not I
u^iglit fror-i the mo'.ot rjr. b'lt re
?urn?rl to th* Mlirst pa'ace.
Secretary l.msing end the Japa
nese envoys arrived ?i tiie same lime
There was a picturesque scene In I
the courtyard where the su'i.mobiles,
; each tlyir.g the i.h.tonal llai; of its
occupants. were patked. U?en th?
au'ornohtle bearinn the ?"hlnsse dele
gation Uoi e tin- i:e* five-striped ent
' b>?r> of the oriental power.
When ? couple of store of d'-ie
I irate ?? had arrived 'hey were ushered
irto lh? council room.
President Wilson Is understood to
support the theory of unlimited pow
ers for the neacr conference, asklut:
for a reduction to the minimum of
the preliminary preparations and
j keeping I he decisions for the full
' niecftnjfji >f the envoys.
Premier I'l-meticeau it vigorously
I suppoitin* an opposite theory, dejtlr
ling that the bulk of tlir- work he
J done In < o n nil I tees, leating to th?
,g?iiersl eejsions only formal ap
, pr?v?l of the committee decisions.
Official Communication
From The Peace Envoys
PARIS, Jan. lfc.?The following: of
Jfi.'ial communication dealing with the
peace ? conference was issued Jast
night:
"The President of the United
States, the prime ministers and
foreign ministers of the allied
great powers, assisted by the
Japanese ambassadors in Paris
and London, met at the Xjuai
d'Orsay today, in the morning
lroirt 10:30 a. m. tq 12:30 p. m.,
j and in the afternoon from 3 p. m. /
I to 5:30 p. m.
"The French president of the
council read out the term? of the
renewal of the armistice.
"The meeting decided to give
Belgium and Serbia three dele
gates each at the conference. It
was decided also that the King
of the Hedjas should be repre
sented by two delegates The
question of the number of dele
gates for the various powers thus
was finally established.
"The program for the opening
conference, which will take place
at the foreign office tomorrow st
3 o'clock in the afternoon, was
afterward arranged.
Kxnmlnei Publicity Qaestien.
"The meeting, finally examined
into the question of the publicity
to be gi\rn to. the discussions of
th<s conference and unanimously
approved the following text to b?
handed to the press in the name
of the five great powers:
" "The representatives of the
allied and associated powers
have given earnest consideration |
! to the question of publicity for
the proceedings'of the peace con
ference. They are anxious that
the public, through the press, I
, should have the fullest informa
tion compatible with 'he safe
guarding of the supreme interest j
of all. which !s that a Just and
honorable settlement should lie i
arrived at with the minimum of
delay.
l.llce < ahlnet Meeting.
"'it is. however, obvious that
publicity with regard to the prr
! Iiminar.v conversations now pro
?e#?ciinc mui-t be subject. to the
limitations necsasariiy imposed
by the difficult and delicate na
ture *of their object. Tit* pro
ceedings of a conference
are far inoie analogous to the
meetings of a cabinet than to
those of n lepis'ature. Nobody
has ever suggested that cabinet
ineptiriRS should be held in pub- |
lie, and if thov were so held the
work of government would be- |
rorre Impossible. i
" 'One riafoi why cabinets nre
held In private Is in order lia?
differences m?y be reconciled aad *?
agreements , reached before the ,
sra?e of publicity is begun. The
essence of the democratic method
is not that the (icliberallons of a I
government be conducted In pub- j
iic, b:;t that Its conclusions be
subject to the consideration of a i
popular chamber and It, free and
open d-seijsi-lon on the platform
and b\ i!te press
\ot Mccliled K> llujorlt> \ ote.
"?Representatives of the ::liied
ami associated powers are holding
conversations 'n order to solve
| uufatlona w :il? h affect the vital
interests of many nations and
upon which they may at present
hold many diverge \ lews These
I Ue'lbcratloiM cannot pruc*?d In
the mtlhoii of a majority vote.
i nation can be committed c\.'-epi
) b* the free voie of Its own dele
j gates. Tiie conclusion:) arrived at
In these consul i al ions therefore
I can only be formed by the diffi
cult procem ?>f reaching jin agree
| nreiit among a I!.
???This vital process would only
I be hindered if Ihe discussion of
every tl'spu.etf question were
opened b\. n public declaration by
each delegation of Us own n.t
I nonal point of view . Such a dec
laration would in mail) case- i,r
followed by premature public con
troversy .
??'Tills would be serious enough
If It were confined to controversy
belween parties within each Stats.
It might be extremely dangerous
if, as would often be inevitable,
it resulted In controversy between
nations.
" "Moreover, such public declara
tions would render the give a^?d
take on the part of the delegates
themselves, which is essential to
a successful negotiation, a matter
i of infinitely greater difficulty It
is alto extremely important that
the sett:oment should be not only
just, but speedy.
?"Every belligerent power is |
anxious for the early conclusion j
of peace in order that Its armies
may be demobilized and that it
may return once more to the ways
I of peace.
'?'If premature publicity is giv
en to the negotiations, the pro
ceedings of the peace conference
would be interminably protracted
and the delegate* would be forced
to speak not only of the business
before the conference, but to con
cern themselves with the contro
versies which had been raised by
the account of their proceedings
cutside.
Mlitht Prejudice Result*.
"'Finally there will often be
very strong reason? against an
? nouncing the conclusions of the
conversations as they are arrived
at. The representatives of a na
tion may be willing to give their
assent on one point, only provide'!
that they receive a concession on
another polni which has not yet
b?cn discussed. It will not be pos
sible to judge of the wisdom and
Justice of the pe.\ce settlement
until it can be viewed as a whole,
and premature announcements
might lead to misapprehensions
and anxlely as to the ultimate re
siilts for which there was no rea.!
foundation.
" 'In calling attention, howcrer.
to these necessary limitations <>f
publicity ficso representatives of
Ih powers do not underrate the
importance of carrying public
opinion with thein in the va.-t
task by which they are coti
frr>nt?d They recognize that un
|f j public opinion approves of
the results of tiu-ir labors they
will be nucatory.
? till i 'onfcrence PiiStlic. '?
'This reasoning snplic:- with
conclusive force in the present
con verbal ions between the repre
sentatives of the great powers.
"'Willi regard to tli". full con
ferences. the following rule was
adopted: "Rcpresentaiive.- of the I
press shall he admitted to the
meetings of the full conference
but unon necessary occasions the
deliberations of the conference
may be held ill camera.
l "l:T MOUTH. Te\.. .Inn 1 V -
Major T ?' .M<Caul< y. with a p ts I
s"n?vr. v- I! I 11 \ to lap Ano^lea in an!
| airplane twice in four days.
lie will start from Tort \\orlh ,Sun- |
dav morning at 1 o'clock and expects
to cat breakfast at Kl Paso. 700 miles
away, and his dinner that evening I
in San l)|fri;n. Hemming Monday
I lie will fly to .Incksoiit ille. I'M*., ::nd
j bacl? to |'ort Worth on Wednesday.
The total distance to be covered is
I abo.it (i.oon miles.
j Major Mci'aiilcy is commander of
, Talllaferro here.
BRAZIL TO ELECT PRESIDENT.
| l:i<? UK .lANKIU't. Ian. Is Nil"
I Pe? anl'fi. foreign minister; IJuy I'.ar
I l?o.-a. Pra/.ilian a"ili<tssador to Argen
Itin i; Altino Aranler. and Arthur I?? -r
iinrdes will he candidate* for the
I presidency of Jtrs7.il. A special elec
ition will be held within thirty days
as a result of the dentil of President
elect Rodriguez Alves.
BOY, 13, LOSES LEG
James Whisman. thirteen year* old,
of ?15 D street northwest, is in a criti
cal condition today at the Emergency
Hospital suffering from injuries in
curred last night when he was thrown
from his bicycle at Twelfth street and
Pennsylvania avenue northwest by an
automobile operated by Joseph 13.
Mullen, a sailor stationed at Boiling
Field. Whisman's leg was amputated
by surgeon#.
While w&lkinV on Patk road near
Thirteenth street northwest last night,
Policemen Walter Dunawin and F. D.
Hif-er. both of the Tenth precinct,
were knocked down by an automobile
cperated by Ernest P. Anderson, of
922 Spring road northwest. Dunawin
suffered bruise? on the face and body.
Hiser escaped uninjured.
John Callahan, nine years old, of 215
Pennsylvania avenue northwest. wo<
severely injured yesterday when he
was knockcd down by a street car o<
the Capital Traction Company ai
Third street and Pennsylvania avenue
northwest. The boy was taken to the
Emergency Hospital.
Henson Hall, colored, twenty-tiv?
years old, living on Wheeler road, Md .
wa? slightly injured last night whet:
he was knocked down by an automo
bile on Nichols avenue, near the en
trance to St. Elizabeth's Hospital. The
automobile also collided w ith a motor- '
cycle parked atAhe curb. The moli.i - j
cycle was demolished.
An automobile operated by Janes
Carper, of 1014 F street northwest,
<ollided with an automobile operated
by K. W. Poreher, of 1XS1 Third stre-t
northwest, at Fourteenth street am*
Pennsylvania avenue northwest. Rolii
machines were badly damaged.
PULLMAN OFF TO
STUDY N. Y. TRAFFIC
Major Kaymond W. Pullman wii!
leave for New York today to make a
four-day study of traffic, conditions
in the metropolis and to hold severa'
conferences on the traffic situation
with i'eputy Commissioner Harriss,
of the New Yotk police department.
New York with its large amount
of traffic has fewer accidents com
paratively than this city, and some
methods employed there may be put
Info operation her.
Kriiiedlck l)l?eu*?rd
The traffic situation, its problems
and remedies, were, discussed at n
meeting of the police captains atid
lieutenants in Major Pullman's office
this morning.
Postmaster Merrill O. Chance has
posted circulars at the Postoffiee
parage warning chauffeurs and other
employes that the Postoffice Depart
ment wi!! not intercede for them if!
it develops that they have been guilty I
of iiiiv violation of traffic r'-pula-1
tions.
"Chauffers and drivers must no;
assume that because they are can y
Iiir the I'nited Stales mall, they can
violate the traffic regulations an<i
expect to vbc excused." the circular
reads.
? Itiotrn The Tlm?>.
Majot I'ttllman in th<- morning bul
I Ictiu t?ida> printed an excerpt of an I
editorial from The Times.
"At the beginning ot each day In!
' this city fifteen people may make up(
! their minds that today thev will b?
J struck by an automobile," the edi
j torial toads. "About every fourSli or
! fifth day. one pert >u in Washington
I may make up hi* mind that he will
'be killed by an automobile."
| "The difficulty about an educa
itlonal campaign on street ninety.'
! Major Pullman siiid. "is that
! person thinks thai the accident i -
j going to happen to the other f< llow
' If each person ihouvht i'uiihIiiii'Ij o'
! his ov.n personal danger in a bus*
| city's s'reits, anil of toe ne.-easily o'
Ibeinfe i areful to avoid mishaps, then
the accident Ftal 1st iclati would have
i to go out of business."'
Washington Babies Who WiO Have to Be
Introduced to Their Fathers
No. 14
MARGARET ELIZABETH LETTOW,
Who was born ten days after her father, Sergt. Charles Harold
Lettow, of Troop D, Second United States Cavalry, sailed for France.
Margaret Elizabeth is nine months old now and is with her mother
at 1532 Third street northwest.
(Continued from Fimt Paf* ;
oihers wcri'pmwhfd by a husre wave. <
au-ording to the story related by of-!
fleer? and men.
Kven officers of the transport I
thought the trip was one of the hard J
est a returning- troop ship has had to I
suffer. Many men on the rliip thought
that the vessel had struck a mine |
when tiie wave swept the lifeboat;
away.
As the troops marclied down the L
-rangplanU a- Newport News this I
morning they broke into singing |
"Home. Sweet Home.'"
In addition to th" three companies I
ol' Wasliititgon encineers, eight ca.*- |
>ial companies were on board thei
Huron, r.s well as the 3<>4th field hos
pital <-onipun> of the Thirty-first :
sanitary train, and a heavy mobile I
ordnance repair shop.
There also were about twelve <?*?- 1
ti:?1 oficers and -UMi sick and wounded '
men brought back by the Huron
The War iiepartm^nt statement to- j
.-lay shows that -4 officers and 111!* en
listed men will be demobilised at
Camp Humphrey*. officers ??nd 122
men are assigned for demobilir.ation
it <'ainp l??'e. and "? officers and 9.'J
nieti are to go to Camp Meade.
PEACE PARLEY AIR LINE
FROM LONDON PLANNED
l.tJNPf'N. .Ian. Is. A regular a^tia1
imfiAei r s?rvir?? between London and
I'ati^Hn connection with the pea?~?
conference will be inaugurate] Mon
day.
\ number ,>f M'W'larey have b*cn
titled up for the *frvv". Tlicy hiv->
a comfortable- i-aMii for lun pies- n
uers. including ??ii?hi?>n seals and a
tjible. entirely in? loscd wi'lh gti?s>
Tlie altplnnes will make the trip In
two hours.
Faint and weak from their hunger
strike, twenty-two suffragettes of the i
National Woman"? Party today were
conveyed to their headquarters in
Jackson place on stretchers in ambu-|
lances from the District jail, where
they completed five-day s?r\cnces
each for building "watch fires of free
dom" in Lafayette Park.
Th* first suffragette to be removed
Miss Elizabeth <"obb. of Houston,
Te\.. whose mother is Mrs. Begnigna.
Cobb, president of the Farm Women's
Union of Texas.
Mis* Alice Paul, chairman of the
National Woman's Party, told Tha
Times that Miss t'obb's condition waa
serious, as were the conditions of the
other suffragettes who had been con
fined in the prison.
Miss Mildred Morris, of l?onver,
?'ol<>.. a newspaper w?>man. formerly
with the commit tee on public infor
mation. was the second woman taken
in an ambulance.
The released prisoners are being
treateo by physicians at the headquar
ters of the Woman's Party. When
they recover they plan to return
to their homes and hold suffrage dc
, monstrat ions.
"Despite the condition in which the
| women were taken from the jail this
I morning." sa;d Miss Paul, "there will
; be more 'watch fire' meetings and
other demonstrations of suffragettes
n"l only here In Washincrton. but in
other cities, until the Senate recog
ni/.e-! woman suffrage."
"If the women are ill." said the
j i.'<inerlntenili nl of the District jail
'this morning, h due to their own
1 wishes Th**\ were offered food, rc
I fused it an l ;?:-?? to blan>c tor th?'r
I conditions. Other prisonci < who st?
and w?;re ticated Just as the women
*fr? are not ill."
ARMY OFFICERS 01
THE COMMON CAUSE
Washington is keyed to t htrh pitch
u th* formal peace pcrlrji tn the
interest of the common cause open
this afternoon at 3:30 o'clock with la
earshot of the recent theater af the
war.
It wu tn tit* interest of a common
cause that nearly every Washington
and every Amertcaa family contrib
uted In flesh and blood or cash.
"The Common Cause." an elaborate
botIbc picture production which bo
ffins a four-day run tomorrow at
Lww's Columbia Thebter. is a groat
war story, but not a war picture, that
is like a message from the trenches?
a graphic story of the part AmerioaSs
big family played in the struggle.
As Washlngtonians read tbe dally
dispatches from the peace table, tbay
may see the picture rWBf them ?
clearer insight into why Arnerlfaas
entered the tight; why America wants
a band in the peace deliberations; why
it was their flffht. and bow Che boys
fared "over there."
Four hundred army officers from
I the general staff and War College
out their" "O-keh" on ?The Common
j Cause'' after a private sbowlag at lbs
j Columbia. Several of the officers
: have sent Manager Frederick B.
Klein, of the Columbia, personal netee
praising the production. They agra*
; that the picture contains no impossi
ble situations and no exaggerated war
scenes.
Coming riglit to the threshold of
the peace parleys. "The Common
[ Causer gives a number of interesting
i angleJ to the war situations that
! have in a way been overlooked.
I
You
Are
Safe
when you take.
Father John's Medicine
for your cold and to
build new flesh and
strength, because it is
free from morphine,
j * m
cho oroform. codeine,
heroin, or other danger
ous drugs and alcohol
l ake it loday.

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