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Gunmen Who Freed Pris oners and Fled. TOLEDO, Ohio Dcc. 26.?With two of the gang in jail, Toledo police today were searching for others who took part in a sensational jail deliv 1 ery here yesterday. For nearly an honr the county jail *as held by sir armed thugs and four prigoners whom the thugs had released. The gunmen =hot one man and threatened to kill others. Two Men Surrender. After the delivery two of the men surrendered without resistance when their automobile stalled, though both were armed. Peter Basso, Leon Noonan and John KelJy, deputy sheriffs, were sitting In the office when a man entered. "Merry Christmas:'' he called cut, <r?wing a gun. Noonan reached for his own weapon. The thug flred, the bal'et passing through Noonans chest. Fire other men followed the leade: Into the room. They locked up the deputies, took the keyj, and released four prisoners. Ifcertl Eaten R*on. While this was going on. Sheriff John Math las. attracted by the shot entered the building, dressed only In his night clothes. One of the gang ieveiod a revolver at him and ordered him to hold up his hands "Lst's rock '.im off and make a good Job of It," he cried, but D. E. Weat. one of the released prisoners, lnterc?d?d. The sheriff was locked In the ceU*r. The men. after releasing the prisoners, stepped Into two auto mobiles. Those In one machine got sway. ELOPES WITH TWO MEN, THIRD KIDNAPS HER Chicago Gbl of Fifteen Now Being Sought by Mother and Pair of Husbands. ?H3CAQO, Dor. 26.?^Jennie Marltote, teen years old. thought she was too g to go t6 school with the kids. Her mother allowed her to stay at *?me and tend the chickens. James Sinlst leaned over the chicken yard fence one day, and shortly after Je.i l ,e threw her belongings out a win fTow and dropped into the waiting arms of her lover. Hut she deserted him Immediately following the marriage ceremony, and although he leaned over the fence hours on end. Jennie was obdurate. Then Paul Taiisitto tried his hand st leaning on tt-e fence. There was another elopement and wedding, but th?- police caught Jennie and Paul at Dayton, Ohio. Yesterday she was back In the chicken yard, calmly throwing oui her pet rooster s Christmas dinner^ when a limousine dashed up and u. masked man vaulted the fence and kidnaped her. Both husbands and her mother ap pealed to the police to find and arrest the third Lochinvar in her young M'e. TO "80LSHEVIZE" CHINA. PARI S. Pec. -6.?Xlcolai Lenine J elleves Ch!na is the next big coun *rX to become bolshevist, according w otifidential advices reaching here er iy. Krim Warsaw comes a re t?* - that Trottky plans to Invrde Vand next spring with a huge -ii?ese army. ? EPWORTH CHURCH Seventh and A Sts. N. E. Had for Her Christmas FOUR CHARRED WALLS AND FAITH IN GOD IN HER FUTURE IN THE GOOD WILL OF THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON Insurance Covers But a Small Part of the Loss WE MUST REBUILD AT ONCE WE MUST BUILD LARGER Would You I.ike to Share With Us Your Christmas and Help I's Build A "Christmas-Goodwill" Church? If So, Communicate With JOHN PAUL TYLER, Minister, 908 Massachusetts Ave. N. E. Phone Lincoln 3558 OR W. F. HUMMER, Treasurer, 511 A St. N E Phone Lincoln 611 You'll Have to Furnish Your Own Music for This Vaudeville Act (Copyright, 1?1?. by R L. Goldtwrf ) (as \oU PRoBABlY Kmoiaj, -those: stanJ^ v foR. "THe HK3M COST OP LIVING By Goldberg BUT FEvaJ OF OS CAKi FlGVJfcH OJV JOST 0V3R BAMfcc f\CC00K5TS J WITH A ?<EVO STROKES Of "TH?, CHALfc \ .SHALL clG7vr vj^ -me HDR ^60 BRITAIN STRIVING TO CORNER TRADE Begins Systematic Campaign to Regain Commercial Su premacy of World. LONDOV, T>ee. 26?The British commercial giant, robbed of his su premacy by four years of war, has started a systematic campaign to regain his leadership of world trade, It was Indicated today. British commercial missions, un heralded, are working quietly in all the markets of the world in an effort to make London again the dictator of goods and prices, according to authoritative Information. A mission of six, headed by H. P. Mackinder, M. P., and a member of the advisory committee to the min istry of reconstruction; and Admiral Sir Roger Keyes soon will arrive in south Russia to promote trade rel.v Hons with General Denlken's govern ment, It was learned. Another mission la en root* to Si beria, while trade experts have been sent to the Balkans, Italy, Germany, South America, and other places where British made goods may And a market. That the British manufacturer Is leaving no stone unturned in his ef fort to regain trade was indicated by the method by which he has taken advantage in the decline in value of the pound sterling. Board of trnde experts disclosed their scheme by which manufacturers actually have been enabled to reap enormous profus from the drop in foreign exchange. Thev frankly expressed hope It would fall to *2. I British manufacturers. It was point . cd out. are buying raw materials in the United States with already es tablished dollar credits, transporting theni to England in British ownoJ ships, and re-exporting to America in the same vessels. These goods are manufactured by labor paid in sterling, enabling the manufacture." to reap the difference between ti-e value of the dollar arid theh pound in addition to his regular profit. When this process has been com pleted, the manufacturer may con tinue to buy on dollar credit in America or may take his enormous profits in American dollars and con vert it Into pounds?again with ad vantage of the exchange rate?and Invest his nearly doubled money in other British investments. The situation which favors the ex porter, however, has worked exactly the opposite toward the Importers of provisions and similar goods which cannot again be re-exported. The im porter must buy at the unfavorable exchange rate and sell at pound values in England. This has forced up the cost of living and necessitated increased wages. 3 BROTHERS, PARTED BY SLAVE BLOCK, REUNITED Meet for the First Time in Louisville in More Than Half a Century. LOUISVILLE, Ky., Dec. 26 ?The slave block, once the center of com merce in New Orleans, has rotted, and even Its former site has been oblitera ted by the hand of progress. But memories of Christmas, seventy years ago were revived here yesterday by three aged negroes, brothers, who were separated by the alave block In 1859. They met for the first time in more than a half century, and after a day spent in Louisville left last night to visit their mother in Litch field, whom they have not seen since that day. Their mother is more than 100, and at the point of death. The three were put up for auction, and each was sold to a different master, two to Louisianians and one to a Tennesseean. After emancipa tion they remained with their former masters. WAR BRIDE FIGURES. PARIS, Dec. 26.?"Le Journal" es- j ttmates that 100,000 French girls have married American soldiers, and the Portuguese legation says 3.600 Portuguese soldiers have taken French briaes. By the same ratio one in thirty foreign soldiers have taken home French brides. British Motor World All "Het" Up Over His Success as Advertiser. LONDON. Pec. 26 ?"Henry the Con querftr," Is the headline of a London newspaper. There's only one "Henry" and while further discussion of him may be so much additional advertising for his well-known product, it is surely worthy of note In London today that he's being looked upon as a probable victorious invader and arrangements are being made accordingly. Henry Ford is getting almost ts much publicity as W. E. "Pussyfoot" Johnson. The publicity which "Pussyfoot" received was such as to convince an American that the lone prohibitionist was feared. The same may be said of Ford as an interna tional issue today. "Hennery" was laughed out of court at the time of his last notable Invasion of Europe, s^me being the ill-fated peace ship. Hut there seems to be no way of laughing him out of court now that he is sticking to his own natural element, that of making and selling motor cars and tractors. He has shown a disconcerting keen ness in making news, news of the sort BritiBh papers print in spits of themselves?or rather, in spite of their English motor advertisers. Inspired Cni??df?. So presumably inspired crusadjs and round-table discussions have found their way into the newspapers regarding the desirability?so far as England is concerned?of the Ford right hand drive. Even Scotland Yard is called to bear testimony to the fact, that right hand driving in n country where one turns to the left in meeting traffic, is dangerous. And Henry positively refuses to alter his "tin Lizzie." Then there Is a great motor show, and, strangely enough, there isn't a Ford in all the vast space of Olympia. It develops that the reason there are no Fords on display is that they have booked 20,000 orders in the British Isles and cannot handle more, and that is so much more good advertis ing for Henry. Over in Ireland, wlere Henry has a tractor plant that is causing a stir in motor circles, things are moving right along. First there was the mat ter of a direct Ford steamship line. Then water power was to be used not only to run the plant there, but to light and give power for surrounding cities The Ford tractor won the International trader competition against all comers, and forthwith there was an announcement that a '1 000 000 tractor firm had been formed by British interests and would be challenging Ford in European mar kets by next spring. ? Tale Move* Swiftly. The tale moves swiftly. The Brit ish general manager of the Cork plant resigned. The general manager of the Detroit plant arrived with a staff and took a heiu-e for a year. Then it developed that the English general manager resigned to Join the British Arm and that he took most of his department heads with him It promises to be a right merry little WSimultaneously with the Brit1?h tractor combinc report comf . an nouncement of a gigantic combine which will launch on .he market a cheap motor car Mean while every motor manufacturer in making a cheap car The sj.eoal correspondents of London newspapers, now touring Amerl-a in great num bers are writing bark accounts of the automobile populat. m of America, and the British manufacturer, is conwne.d that If he can only solve the prob lem of "cheapness with durability a problem that has been solved by score* of American firms- the tri. Lsh market will be very wiae. Called "Fordetfeu." Even r;raham-V hi'.c. formerly n ted for his aeroplanes, is in the game the result being a microscopic ' bo, ? foil'- wheels, a buckboard and a minature engine chugging a* ay in broad daylight above the rear wh-o a and his vest pocket edition s .Is for i>'i guineas, a little over $10U at present rate of exchange An American, viewing the first p.o eenslon of them through Lend n streets, grun'ed:: "Humph- Fordette " It isn't even enough of a motor <Mr ?o win that title, hut It's the cheap est challenge to Henry vet concocted And beside it his product louk.i :ike a Rolls-Boycs. boms day somcens may conti through with a re&l challenge to ?'Henry the Conqueror" In the Euro pean cheap car and tractor market, but until that time he will be lead ing the defending armies one morry and troublepome life. CHRISTMASDD? GO BEGGING ON BOWERY New York Mission Homes Prepare Big Meals, but Oaly a Few Come. NEW YORK, Dec. 26.?Christmas dinners went begging on the Bowery yesterday. Roast turkey, with all its "trimmings," candy and mince pie failed to attract half so many hun gry men as were served in former years. This was attributed to pre vailing prosperity and prohibition. The famous Bowerv Mission served only 400 persons, where in former years they have been called to pro vide for at least 1,500. At Hadley's Rescue Hall less than 300 appeared for dinner. Many missions did not serve the usual Christmas repast be cause of the lack of applicants. J The usual Christmas noon hour dinner at the Macauly Water Street Mission was postponed until night because of the lack * of applicants. Not a man appeared at noon, al though 400 vounds of turkey and good things had been prepared. A few years ago It was not unusaal for the mission to feed 1,500, bat this year only 300 hungry men appeared. The Salvation Army furnished a bountiful Christmas dinner to more than 3,000 famlliA. More than COO merchant sailors were entertained at a dinner at the Institute of the American Seamen's Society. Several army trucks bearing Christmas trees and thousands of presents made tours of the poorer sections of the city. Nearly 7,000 children were made happy with gifts, valued et |14,000, and distributed at the annual Christ mas tree celebration of the New York lodge of Elks. Approximately ten tons of Christmas supplies were dis tributed by the Knights of Columbus to wounded soldiers in hospitals, in Knights of Columbus huts, and va rious institutions. They also pro vided for each sailor on the naval ships in the harbor. GERMAN STEEL KING JAILED FOR PILLAGE Robert Roeckling Ordered Impris oned for Ten Years and Exiled for Fifteen. AMIENS. Dec. 26?Robert Roeckling German officer and administrator of steel mines at Karlsruhe, convicted by court-martial of organizing pil lage of factories in eastern France, has been sentenced to ten years' con finement, fifteen years in exile, and to pay a fine of 10.000.000 francs. It was testified that he collected machinery and other material from the factories and blew it up in November, 191S. His brothers. Herman and Ludwig, were given similar eentences by de fault. The Roeckling brothers are known a3 German "steel kings." Herman Koeckling, president of a steel asso sociation, was at Treves as a member of the German armistice commission, for which reason he was not arrested. The other brother. Laid wig, went to Versailles as a member of the peace delegation, and consequently was cov ered by diplomatic immunity. The evidence presented by the pros ecution was that the brothers had systematically destroyed the French metal-working plants at Briey. Miche ville, Longwy and other places, trans porting within two years' time mil- ? 1 o'ns of tons of material to their fac- 1 torv at Karlsruhe. Including quanti ties of undamaged material, so as to make the operation of what remained of the French plants next to impos sible. B. F. KEITH'S EMPLOYES ARE FETED BY ROSBINS Vaudeville stars r-.nd stage employes ? of the 15. F. Keith Theater, with a: ?uirrher of invited 'r er.ds, were guests : of Roland S. Robbins. manager. in 'he promenade longc of the theater after the performance Christmas e\e. A buffet lunch w us served. Enter- i tainmeat features were furnished by : Eddie F-orden, G'bson and Pollock, I \be Grossman. Will Garey, and S. , Percy Oliver. Charles I>. Hanford. i Shakespearean actor, who rliyed San- ' tr. <'iaus nt the matinees given for ! 1.700 poor ' hildren, was presented ; two handsome volumes of .Alfred; Nodes' poems. A letter from 10. 1 . v lbe.\ president and chief owner of the K<"ith circuit, v. as r ead. The let ter asked Mr. Robbins to give Gl aciers and theater attaches a i.iciry Christmas. The guests declared th-.! letter well complied wltli. '/j BAKER REVOKES TREASON SENTENCE UPON YANK, ? I Approves Cravder'i Recommenda tion in Case Where Evidence Was in Doubt. Secretary of War Baker hu~ ap proved a recommendation of Judge Advocate General Crowder that the sentence of Lawrence Perlmutter, con victed of treason while a prisoner of war In Germany, be revoked. The ac tion of Mr. Baker on the caae is final. "Perlmutter waj accused of giving 1 information to the Germans while heM prisoner," said Mr. Baker. "He -vas tried in Germany, as I recall it. General Crowder made a careful re- I view of the entire case. There was . only one witness against Perlmutter j and several circumstances tended to invalidate his testimony. *iln view of the grave nature of the cttblge and the circumstances tending yfinvalidate the testimony of the rhly witness. General Crowder felt that It was an open question whether Perlmutter was guilty or not. For this reason he recommended that any unexecuted portion of his sentence be remittee' and I approved his recom mendation." CONG. WATSON'S RITES TO TAKE PLACE TODAY The body of Conrteumu Walter A. Watson of Virginia, who died on Christmas Eye at the Epiacopa! Ere. Ear, and Throat Hospital, was taken this morning to Nottoway county, where Interment will take place this afternoon at the family homestead. It had been earlier Indicated that Interment would take place In Rich mond. Besides the members of the family, Senator Swanson, Congressmen Har rison, Flood. B'.and. Montague of Vir ginia, and Dlckerson of Missouri left early today to attend the funeraL They were accompanied by Joseph J. Slnnott, minority doorkeeper of the House, and other House officials; also by Sterling Ruffin snd Dr. Nash. The usual committee was not named by the Speaker and the Vice Preal dent because of the wish expressed by Judge Watson during his lllneas that this be not done. President Wilson yesterday sent the following rm usage to Mrs. Wat son : "Mrs. Wilson gad I beg to extend to you our aincere sympathy In the loss of your huxband. He was a devoted public servant." BIG SUGAR SHIPMENTS FAIL TO END SHORTAGE Eighty Million Pontxi* Were R?w?i From Cuba in Week by Eastern Rrfinera. VKW TORK, Doc. 2?.?Although HO OOO,fOO pound* of mr?r wore r?crlfil t>y Eastern reflnen Ian w.*ek f ??uba. 'l^eie Mmi to be no reMef ja th?- r.hoai.g? on the retail matkeL Laxt *?k'i ?hlpmenta n r? f-?ur tlmn greater than tha precedtatf w*i k, and three timet greater has m year Ago; it takea only a i>t dayi. to put the refined article on ?.h- market, but grocera aay they are still a&afcU to buy. ACCOMMODATING SLAYER. LISBON. Hoc. 26.?TTnable to agre* over their lover, two Clntra girl* begird Alberto Carduao to kill them He ahot them both dead, and atempi ?d aulclde. Sentenced to fire yaar bard labor. T* Fartify Mtaa A?*? OrW | Tak* UAXATIV* BROMO Q 1*1 K INC T?' Jet# which deatrey cmni act a* a Tm ud UutlTr. and tbu prevent Col4? Of asd lnSoeftaa Th?r? U o??y on* BRO?' QCTNINC." B yr. OROVCS ?^?at?r? en the boa.?Advt. Men! Starting Tomorrow, We Place on Sale 1,850 Pairs Good Winter 0J Shoes?Values to $10 and Over, at E repeat?values to $10 AND OVER?a mighty conservative statement, too. The shoes will bear us out! They are, partly, recent arrivals of pur chases made some months ago?and, for one reason or another, delayed. Also, a number of our regular lines REDUCED ?but which at wholesale today are worth as high as $8.75 a pair! Tans?Browns?Blacks In the Stylos Illustrated?and Others Just the shoes you need?now?but at a lot less than you expected to pay for them?only $7.35 pair! 4W-9fcSt. Cor. 1914-16 7&&K 253PbA*?E So Don't Fail to Get in Bright and Early To morrow Morning! A f.