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posed the convention had previ
ously agreed to appear and it was
understood most of them, if not all,
wopld vote in favor of the measure.
The action of the opposition in fail
ing to put in appearance was con
demned by leading newspapers as
unpatriotic. It had been forecast
that, if the minority Senators had
appeared, the vote would have been
eight to one in favor of ratifica
The permanent Senatorial com
mittee, which deals with legisla
tive affairs between sessions of that
body, is expected to meet Thurs
day and arrange for a meeting of
the Senate next week. At the next
session, all absentees will be re
placed by their alternates.
Failure Is Condemned.
• The failure of the Senate to
adopt the ratification measure at
its final session is generally con
demned. Even Adolfo de la Huerta,
civilian leader of the present revolt,
was known to be in favor of ratlfi-
tcation as he was the leader of the
commission which went to the
United States to draw up that angle
of the agreement known as the
“bankers’ clause.”
This feature dealt with payment
of interest.
The general convention provides
for claims arising during the years
of 1868 and 1923. The special con
vention covered only the years be
tween 1910 and 1920 when revolu
tions in Mexico were almost con
A “peace uprising” on the part
of Mexico women, is under wav.
Feminist leaders have issued a call
for a meeting of the Womens
Cooperative Union to ask every
woman in Mexico to join in a de
mand for peace.
The women are demanding that
the men cease fighting witn arms
* and settle the presidential question
at the polls.
English See Protectorate.
LONDON, Dec. 31.—“1t is a per
mptible step toward a de facto
American protectorate over Mexico,
but there is nothing for us to
criticize,” commented the Daily
Chronicle, today, referring to the
action of the United States in de
ciding to sell war supplies to the
Obregon government at Mexico City.
The Daily Chronicle added:
“We British feel no jealousy.”
The Daily Chronicle is the person
al organ of former Premier David
Uoyd George.
Obregon Lauds Policy
of President Coolidge
in New Year Greeting
By International News Service.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 31.—Presi
dent Alvaro Obregon, who has just
returned from an inspection of his
troops on the western front, today
extended New Year greetings to
President Coolidge and the people
Os the United States through Inter
national News Service.
The president declared that the
decision of the United States Gov
ernment to sell war materials to
the Mexican government would tend
to discourage leaders of the present
Mexican rebellion and prevent fu
ture anti-government plots.
President Obregon said President
Coolidge has thus repudiated the
military and political plotters in
Situation Improved.
“The situation of the Mexican
government has improved 80 per
cent within the past ten days,” said
Freistuent Obregon arrived Sun
day evening from Ocotlan, state of
Jalisco, where the federal forces are
preparing to advance for a decisive
engagement with Gen. Enrique
Estrada’s rebels who were last re
ported at Cocula, southwest of
Obregon was tn good spirits and
cheerful. His face was tanned and
all traces of bronchitis from which
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WORCESTER, Mass., Dec.
31.—Little Ralph Orcutt will
start the New Year with a
whole skin, thanks to the sacri
fices of eleven persons who sub
mitted to skin grafting to aid
the nine-year-old Fourth of
July victim.
Two of the eleven were girls,
Anna Johnson, sixteen, and _
Edith Goodale, fourteen years
old. In all, thirty-three inches
of skin were grafted onto the
boy’s burned limbs. His father
had submitted to numerous
skin-grafting operations, but
the surgeon decided nothing
short of the grafting of a large
amount of skin could cure the
The hoy nearly lost his life
when a can of gasoline ex-
Eloded at a Fourth of July
he had suffered recently are nearly
“President Coolidge, by the posi
tion he has taken toward the mils
tary plot in Mexico has with one
stroke destroyed the belief held by
the plotters that the Washington
Government would look upon their
armed undertaking with favor,”
said Obregon. “He has demon
strated in a most practical way his
true policy toward the Mexican cen
tral government. He has estab
lished a sounder foundation and has
gained more ground than was ac
complished by any other statement
by his predecessors no matter how
Conspiracy Repudiated.
"The military conspiracy to over
turn the government of Mexico al
ready had been repudiated by a
great majority of the people in the
great republic on our north. Presi
dent Coolidge, like the real demo
cratic President he is, has echoed
the convictions of his people.
"President Coolidge has chosen
the shortest and straightest road
to follow and from that road there
Is not the slightest possibility of
any departure.
"I want to take advantage of the
presence of representatives of the
press here now to send through
them to the noble people of the
neighboring republic and to their
president my sincere wishes for a
happy New Year.
“I most sincerely hope it will be
a prosperous year for the people
of the United States.”
Reviews Plans.
Obregon reviewed the military
plans with the utmost frankness.
He said the federate had the situa
tion well in hand and felt no doubt
about the outcome.
"It looked pretty critical a short
time ago, but you may now say
the government dominates both the
west and south,” Obregon added.
"It will be a question of only a
short time until the forces now in
rebellion will be disintegrated. The
advance in Jalisco, is rather for t
the purpose of giving battle to Gen.
Estrada’s rebel army than the cap
ture of Guadalajara.”
COCONADA, British India. Dec.
31.—1 f Mahatma Gandhi is not re
leased from prison within a year to
receive the charter of the Home
Rule party, the natives of India
should, without hesitation, unfurl
the flag of the Indian Republic, said
the noted nonco-operatlonist leader,
Mahomet AH, in opening the thirty
eighth Indian national congress
The speaker denounced the “auto
cratic and paralyzing policy of the
British government in India.”
BRUSSELS, Dec. 31. Eighty
thousand Belgians deported by the
Germans during the war are bring
ing a monster collective damage suit
against the German government by
virtue of article 304 of the treaty
of Versailles.
The suit will be heard in accord
ance therewith by the German-Bel
gian mixed arbitration tribunal sit
ting in Paris on January 7 under
the presidency of Paul Moriaud,
head of the law faculty of Geneva
I University.
THE WASHINGTON TIMES * * The National Daily * ♦ MONDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1923.
Major J. Franklin Bell Cites
Expenditures for Various
Municipal Activities.
Engineer Commluloner, D. C.
The auditor of the District of
Columbia has prepared a chart
showing the relative amount of
taxes expended for various purposes
in the fiscal year ended June 30,
1923. This is shown graphically
and by tabulation on the attached
chart by supposing that each dollar
expended had had its proportional
amount applied for the purposes in
It is believed that this tabulation
will be of interest to the taxpayers
of the District for two reasons:
First, it shows just how their
money is being expended; and,
secondly, it will serve to call atten
tion to the benefits derived from
the taxes paid.
It is the duty and purpose of the
officiate of our District government
to expend this money so as to give
the residents, and the National
Government the greatest benefits
Ten Per Cent for Health.
Reference to the table will show
that about 10 per cent of our taxes
are expended for health and sanita
tion, i. e., for the maintenance of
the Health Department, for the con
struction and maintenance of sew
ers, the cleaning of streets and the
disposal of garbage, trash and
About 10 per cent is spent also
for the construction and mainte
nance of streets, roads, sidewalks,
bridges and for lighting our streets.
Our schools and public libraries
take about 35 per cent of the total.
The expenses for general adminis
tration and for our courts comprise
nearly 6 per cent.
Expenses pertaining to the pro
tection of life and property, 1. e.,
for the police and fire departments
and for similar activities amount to
over 17 per cent.
Hospitals and Homes.
The cost of our charitable and
corrective institutions; 1. e., of hos
pitals, homes for the indigent, help
less and insane, and of jails and
reformatories, amounts to nearly
Our parks, trees and playgrounds
cost 5% of the total.
The remainder is spent for in
creasing the water supply, and for
incidentals; 1. e., about 3%.
It would not appear to be out
of place here to call attention to
the fact that most of these ex
penses are for the absolute neces
sities of modern city life. Most
i American families spend large sums
tor non essentials and for appear
ance sake. The amounts spent in
the United States for tobacco,
candy and chewing gum are very
large. While it is the duty of
every public official to see to it
that every dollar of the public
funds is spent as wisely and eco
nomically hh practicable, it would
appear to be in the interest of
good government and for the sta
bility of our American institutions
to call attention to the fact that
perhaps no expenditures made from
the family budget bring such great
benefits as t hose spent for taxes.
“Hooch” Celebration Prepared
For by Doctors and Under
takers Instead of Police. ‘
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have died since Christmas. Hospi
tals reported today 158 others under
It was expected more than 500.000
persons would celebrate in the white
light districts alone—Broadway and
Greenwich village. Yellowley had
but 125 men to cope with this army
of revelers. Police will offer no aid.
The problem of traffic, pickpockets
and the general crime routine will
require full attention of police.
Not all New Yorkers will see the
New Year over a hip pocket flask,
however. Churches throughout the
city have arranged special watch
A half million persons were expect
ed to attend.
Cover Charges High.
Police made plans to handle 100,-
000 persons on Broadway alone, the
overflow from theaters, restaurants
and dance paJaces.
Theater seats today were listed as
high as $22.50. Speculators offered
the same seats for SIOO. Case and
hotel reservations brought from $lO
to S2O a week ago. The same ac
commodations now in the hands of
speculators, went for as high as $l5O
a cover today.
It was est'mated Broadway would
collect $3,000,000 during the night
and that there would be many
headaches tomorrow.
Workmen discovered the bodies of
John A. Metzger, fifty, and Henry
J. Erb, fifty-four, locked in each
other’s arms here in the smolder
ing ruins of the W. J. Hughes &
Sons Company lumber plant that
wan destroyed by fire, at an esti
mated loss of $425,000.
The bodies were found near a
door, and It was thought the two
men had crashed against the door
In an attempt to force it open and
flee from the flames.
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The dude of the rooster flock is shown here in full-dress suit.
This swell bird is one of those trained and brought to this country
by Louis Toroot, who is soon to present them in a novelty act
on the vaudeville stage.
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President Will Greet Long Line
of Citizens at
Pedestrian and motor traffic ar
rangements for the New Year Day
reception by President Coolidge at
the White House tomorrow, were an
nounced today, following conferences
between police officials and the of
fice of public buildings and grounds.
Citizens to be received by the
President between 1:00 p. tn. and
2:30 p. m. are to form in columns
from the northwest gate of the
White House grounds, extending
westward along Pennsylvania ave
nue, thence south on Seventeenth
street along the walk facing the
State, War and Navy building.
All persons desiring to meet the
President should be in line not later
than 2 o’clock.
Traffic To Be Held Up.
General vehicular traffic will be
prohibited, between 10 a. m. and 2
p. rn. on the road south of the Treas
ury, east and w : est Executive avenue,
the roadway north of the Ellipse in
the White Lot, and the road south of
the State, War and Navy building.
Vehicles of those entering by the
south portico of the White House
will be subject of call as required,
from this point. Cars are to anter
the southwest gate on presentation
of ticket only. Parking space is
provided on west Executive avenue
and on State place.
How Traffic Will Go.
When called, the cars will re-enter
the south grounds of the White
House by the southwest gate, pro
ceeding to the south portico for pas
sengers, leaving by the southeast
gate and proceeding north on east
Executive avenue.
Vehicles entering by the north
west gate, unless otherwise indicat
ed, are to go south on east Execu
tive avenue, and will be parked south
of the White House grounds. On
call, they are to go north along east
Executive avenue to the east en
MARQUETTE, Mich., Dec. 31.—A
method of treating sufferers from
osteomyelitis—including war cripples
from bone and muscular infection
due to wounds—without operations,
and which he said had been success
ful in a number of cases, was de
scribed by Dr. Max Thorek, of the
American Hospital, of Chicago, in
an address before medical organlza
lions here.
_T hp he Baid - ,s
and available to every physician.
It is known as the aluminum potas
sium nitrate treatment. This he
hoped, would benefit industrial crip
ples as well as others suffering
from infection of the bone and
MAHANOf CITY, Pa., Dec. 31.
Caspar Bock, thirty-two of Shenan
doah, was instantly killed on the
state highway west of this city,
during a blinding snowstorm His
car crashed into a truck laid up at
the side of the road for repairs.
William Irfiwler, who was with
Bock, escaped injury.
A short time afterward Michael
Burt, a motorist, ran into the same
truck, suffering severe injuries.
i’Start Fire in Warehouse and
Another in Shipyards.
Damage Slight.
ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 31.
• Police are aroused by the bold ac
. tions of incendiaries, who have been
a responsible for a series of fires along
'■ the water front. A handful of waste
g was placed in a warehouse owned
1 by the Walter Roberts Company
• and a wing was burned from the
® commissary of the ship yards be
tween 11 and 1 o'clock Saturday
1 night. Director of Public Safety
6 Paul B. Morton stated this morning
that he has hopes for several ar
5 rests in the next few days. Damage
r to the warehouse was slight. That
to the ship yards was estimated at
2 Tonight at 8 o'clock the Trinity
i- Methodist Church will hold their
'• Christmas Sunday school entertain-
J ment, and at 10 o'clock a program
of music and addresses will begin
e and continue until 12 o'clock to cele*
9 brate the New Year.
£ The Southern Methodist Church
will hold a watch night service from
• 11 o’clock until 12 o’clock. This
service will be a quiet hour of
prayer, with a short talk from the
r Simeon Rlondheim, ninety, prob
_ ably the oldest Mason in Virginia,
. died at the home of his daughter,
t Mrs. Harry Fedder, yesterday. He
t has been a resident of Alexandria
. for seventy-five years, coming here
• directly from Germany. He Is sur
- vlved by nine children. The funeral
i will take place from Wheatley
i Chapel at 2:30 p. m. tomorrow. In
t terment will be in Bethel Cemetery.
Judge Frederick G. Duvall an
nounced this morning that there
would be no police court In Alex
andria tomorrow, and all cases will
be held over until Wednesday morn
. ing.
! Capt. George H. Evans, business
i manager of the Chamber of Com
, merce, this morning stated that the
business for this year as reported to
■ the chamber by the business men
> of the city equals that of last year,
i He also stated that before the new
• year Is over Alexandria will un
doubtedly have begun work on a
i new hotel, one of the alms of the
chamber during the past two years.
ATLANTIC CITY, Dec. 31.—More
than 100 employes at City Hall will
benefit by a $31,000 Increase In the
appropriations for salaries approved
by the city rulers in the 1924
budget. The plan Is for a general
bonus of 10 per cent of the work
ers’ present salaries to be given
nearly all the employes in the of
fices f>t the comptroller, city clerk,
building department? board of
Health, city treasurer, tax bureau
and mercantile appraiser.
The salary of Mercantile Apprais
er Isadora Schmeidler is increased
from $3,500 to $4,000 and that of
Assistant Tax Collector M <' Donal<l
1 from $2,300 to $2,800.
FEB. 28
Council Hears Reports of
Various Committees at
A leap year dance is being
planned by the Council of Jewish
Juniors, to be given February 28.
The council met in the Reformed
Temple vestry rooms yesterday.
Miss Hilda King, vice president,
officiated in Miss Aimee Adler’s ab
Reports from various committees
were heard. Miss King announced
the formation of a Boy Scout Patrol
in the Foster Home. Miss Janet
Luchs reported the formation of a
Girl Scout Troop at the Y. W. H.
A. She also gave a detailed report
of the Jewish Chautauqua meetings
as they affected the council. Mips
Jeannette Baer offered impetus for
a membership drive now under dis
Mrs. Louis Kronheim announced
a dance to be given at the New
Willard late in January, the pro
ceeds to go to the Home for the
Miss Constance Barnet, president
of the Girls Council at Atlantic
City, here for the Chatauqua meet
ings, addressed the council, telling
of work being done there.
After the meeting a social hour
was held. Mrs. Florence Crandall,
visiting the council, entertained
with two piano selections, and Miss
Bessie Weinberg gave a recitation.
An “open house” is being held
in the parlor of the “New Theater”
by the women of the Tacoma Park
Study Club for the husbands of
members, the men's civic organiza
tions and for the new Senators and
Representatives in the Park and
their wives. This reception will
automatically elect the wives of
the new Congressmen as members.
During the afternoon the Social
Boys Orchestra, Lawrence Hendrick
leader, will play, and solos will be
sung by Miss Alice Smith.
The Columbian Women will hold
a New Year Day reception at
the home of Mrs. DeWitt Croissant,
1717 Q street, from 4 to 7 o’clock.
Assisting Mrs. Croissant in the re
ceiving line will be Miss Elizabeth
Wilson, president; Mrs. Joshua
Evans, jr., Mrs. J. P. Earnest. Mrs.
W. C. Ruediger, Mrs. Charles
Richardson, Miss J. McCord, Mrs.
Robert Griggs, Mrs. Selden Ely,
Mrs. William Herron.
The four past presidents of the
organization will serve. They are
Mrs. Howard L. Hodgkins, Mrs. T.
Malcolm Price, Miss Elizabeth Teet,
and Mrs. John Erwin.
The Columbia Heights Art Club
is studying the early Christian
art. They will meet January 3.
Trouble Over Funeral Brings
Double Tragedy, With Chi
cago Boys as Principals.
CHICAGO, Dec. 31.—Chicago
river’s muddy depths hold the
finale of a double tragedv of
rum and childish revenge, accord
ing to police theory today. A
report that a youth had jumped
from the Clark street bridge led
to the discovery of a coat and
cap partially identified as those
of Allen McCarthy, seventeen,
attorney’s son sought for the
slaying of his best pal, Rowland
McCarthy, son of the late Sergt.
Daniel T. McCarthy, fingerprint
expert for the police department.
Both boys were drunk before
the quarrel which ended in the
shooting, and the bootlegger who
sold them the liquor will be
charged with murder if he can be
Funeral Cause of Row.
The friction between the two
started early Sunday in a case on
Broadway. Rowland lurched to the
table where Allen sat with another
boy and upbraided him for not at
tending the funeral of Rowland’s
father, Sergeant McCarthy, Decem
ber 13.
“Well. I sent flowers,” said Allen.
“That for the flowers,” said Row
land, tossing a dollar bill on the
Hot words were exchanged and
Rowland offered to fight. Allen de
murred, saying both of them were
drunk, but arranged to meet Row
land at 4 o’clock the next afternoon.
Fires Through Coat.
The boys met late Saturday night
in a poolroom and Allen McCarthy
shot without warning, using a pistol
concealed in his overcoat pocket.
The boys had been Inseperable com
panions, graduating together from
St. Rita’s School.
The families are not related, but
have been extremely friendly.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 31. Science
eventually hopes to use hypnotism
in the treatment of many diseases,
according to a paper by Prof. G. A.
Talbert, of the University of Ne
braska, read at the convention of
the Federation of American Socie
ties for Experimental Biology, now
in session here.
Experiments, Prof. Talbert as
serted, showed that suggestions
transmitted to persons tn a hypnotic
state carried with them changes in
blood pressure, similar to changes
which the suggested act would In
reality produce.
Father-In-Law Who Was
Lieut. Wood’s N. Y.
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Os New York, president of the
United States Finishing Company,
and father-in-law of Lieut. Os
borne C. Wood, who is said to
have acted as New York agent
for the young army officer In his
Wall Street speculations which
netted him a profit of more than
half a million dollars. Young
Wood, stationed in Manila as
aide to his father, General Leonard
Wood, received nightly cabled
reports on the stock market and
varied his speculations according
ly. Thompson is said to have re
ceived advices from Washington
to put a halt on his son-ln-law’s
stupendous speculations.
Characterizations Will Be
Given by Petworth Class
Early in Spring.
The Giris’ Dramatic Class of
Petworth, under the direction of Miss
Lenore M. DeGrange, rehearsed
several Mother Goose characteriza
tions, to be presented in plays
early in the spring, Friday eve-'
nlng. Laura Brumdage played “Bo-
Peep,” Henrietta Holmes, “Bobby
Shafto.” Tola Schloss, “Boy Blue,”
Ethel Griffith, “Miss Muffett;”
Helen Simpson, "Simple Simon,'
and Eleanor Crowley, “Polly
The Girl Scouts were shown
slides of the British Isles as a part
of their course in visual instruction.
A discussion, "The Contrast in
Buildings and Methods of Transpor
tation in the United States,” was
carried on by Margaret Chalmers,
Anna Tucker and Katherine Passin.
Miss Agnes McElroy sang “My
Heart’s in the Highlands.”
Boy Scout Troop 74 reported an
increase in membership under the
leadership of Scout Master Le Roy.
The Woman’s Club of Petworth
will hold its annual reception New
Year’s Day in Jocca Lodge at 8
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Lincoln 8200 Director
Devotion to Duty
is an ideal embraced by every member of
Deal’s staff, from the executive director
down to the last man put on the payroll.
Complete Funeral $125
Black cloth, white or sliver gray pluah casket, en-
S raved nameplate, outside case, embalming, washing,
resslng, shaving If necessary; advertising the death,
crepe for the door, removing from the hospital, gloves,
rugs, chairs, candelabra, candles, a fine Cunningham
hearse and two Cunningham limousines.
816 H Street N. E. . ,
FOR 0. G.
Commissioners Appoint W. H.
Holcombe, Ringgold Hart and
Inspector Headley.
The District Commissioners have
appointed a permanent traffic board
which will consider all rules, regu
lations and other matters relating
to traffic conditions in Washington.
Major W. H. Holcomb, assistant
Engineer Commissioner, is chairman
of the board, and Ringgold Hart,
• assistant corporation counsel, and
| Inspector Albert J. Headley, in
I charge of the traffic bureau, are
The new board win be an official
branch of the District government.
It will be in the same category as
the Board of Charities, Board of
Children’s Guardians, and other
To Vsitt Other Cities.
This board, from time to time,
will make visits to other cities In
the country to study conditions. It
will advise the Commissioners on
every traffic matter which may
com§ before that body.
The new board will replace the
District Commissioners’ spec'al traf
fic committee.
Appointment of the board was an
nounced today by J. Franklin Bell,
| Engineer Commissioner.
"This board will take full chars
of traffic problems," Major Befi|
said. "It will also co-ordinate the
engineer department, the legal de
partment and the police department
insofar as traffic matters are con
Division of Work.
Major Holcombe will probably look
after all engineering problems to
connection with traffic; Hart will
take charge of all legal matters, and
Inspector Headley have charge of
the enforcement of the law, strength
of the trafifo force and all other po
lice matters.
The appointment of this commit
tee is an attempt toward improving
traffic conditions in the District.
Members of the board will not re
ceive extra pay for their work.
( All suggestions for improvements
in traffic conditions here, all pro
posed rules, all regulations and
everything pertaining to traffic will
be considered by the board.
According to Major Bell, Major
Holcombe will ba relieved of some
of the duties of his office, if neces
sary. Major Holcombe already has
begun the work of studying traffic
conditions here and in other cities.
LONDON, Dec. 31.—Beauty par
lors for dogs is the latest of the
fads and practices which have come
into being since the advent of the
supercilious Chow and Pom breed
of toy dogs.
In these latest beauty parlore
men are to be found increasing or
taking out the number of wrinkles
that a show dog should have to be
fashionable, permanently waving
its hair, straightening bow-legs,
clipping tails, and a hundred and
one other tricks of the trade.
Painless dentistry for dogs is an
other prefession brought into being
by the advent of the small dog.
With the aid of cocaine and three
or four assistants, a woman’s fav
orite Chow or Peke has its teeth
filled with gold, is fitted with false
teeth, or, in many cases, has the
old ones cleaned.

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