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f - i it7 - - - - - - a - a a4fcMtf filRn INFR FIUHIS VUlh jsiniiBii w - - v IS Commlss oner Tells 1 raae Hoaro i - vtV 1 Sj Hd Opposes D Suffrage M ffE4BS IFEOBOES B01EWATIO1F iff Declares - 80 Per Cent of WMt Boce Population Id Colored Latter Would Gain Control Expects to Aroiie Feeling and Incur Enmity rssvfS5A sw522 sir MAPS SHO wtfcaoaojo - vkjCvV t - i - - Vsyv - lViAP Vl - - TiJc - Aji5r4r t - T r - - - v rLar fc - r - a - scjpvs - vf - r - jy - r i - - tt - t - - w t - r - nr r s - - J6 - Jr - j - vVv TrtVlfM4 flf j - rtW - - - g v3i riss - srls j tr f wn - i a - xs - 5 - v m mt I Commissioner W Gwynn Gardiner S iot only Js opposed to suffrage for th N District of Columbia but in a speech t before a representative Catherine of jv membsrs of the Board of Trade rtated Uliqualifledly that he would take hla stand against the proposition I know my views will not meet p with favor before you gentlemen but I have always said Just what I thought and I am not going to mince words said the commissioner who added If we the District of Columbia contlnu to ask Congress for yearly appropriations we are not entitled to representation This is my h on eat and conscientious view I have jet to hear any argument advanced which will change my ideas and 1 am going to take my stand against suffrage for the District I tlo not believe suffrage Is the best for the District at this or any other time Fears Colored Vote Control I feel It my duty to speak plainly and at this meeting for It is the first public intimation I have given aa to my stand on the proposed suffrage campaign I also feel that I am talking to a representative gathering of Washington citizens I venture to predict that 20 per cent of those present here tonight have a vote in another State Nearly 30 per cent Of the white population of the District of Columbia vote everywhere are not interested in the affairs of the District and therefore would not be eligible to vote in Washington Four per cent of the negro voters - cast their ballots in other States One - third of Washingtons colored population is colored Who therefore I ask you gentlemen would control the politics of the District of Columbia Pullman Favors Pay Increase Commissioner Gardiner admitted th - his sentiments would probably cauf hard feelings and possibly create em mies Odell S Smith chairman or the public - order committee of the Board of Trade was toastmaster Col C D Simms William P Eno and O A Phelps talked entertainingly on the aavisabllity of establishing a home guard for the District told whnt steps hart already been taken and of the many problems which confronted MaJ Raymond Pullman spoke briefly about the police force the necessity of an additional appropriation from Congress in order that policemen may be better paid and thanked the committee for - the interest it had always taken in the work of his department Brownlow Defends Budget Commissioner Louis Brownlow declared that the reason why the commls - nioners had asked Congress for an appropriation of 18000000 the largest amount in history was that schools might be maintained efficiently We have asked for nothing that Is not absolutely needed he added Crime Has Not Increased ouis B Franklin of v York one 1nule Sams dollar a year men made n stirring patriotic speech to the effect that the country at large did not realize the seriousness of the war with Germany John E Laskey U S attorney for the District stated that while Washington had grown in population crime had not increased proportionately Other speakers included Capt John Milliken provost marshal of the Dis - - - r - ffrrt - vm yiw p - - w i - vtasai - - - k k tjt - v - N3A - 1visrjrfi - - ir5i - - mi i i - m imi 1 - - rx - z tv ft Ttttmti - - MHiwuu - n zc j v W J jr - I TTMiMjiKflOOLJBBKjS JiiiJBSJIsSFrag - yPTt itniii llissrli jr9iClKm sirTinrmT - iiirrV WriaBiffOTfmTCT U - - Mnh ffCTVfWB7AM - - r1 - I IBatherGdods - Practicalj NUSUALETlarge display of P - B - - fliandbags and suit cases pf epar - edespeciaDjr f orhoUdayr sPr pers i - j - - Featuring Genuine Cowhide Bags leather - lined at 1250 Other Genuine Cowhide Bags and Suit Cases 650 to 1650 Military Gift Sets 280 up Manicuring Setsv - 5100 See tie gift table In archway ront center of store Fnr Cnpa 300 np Genuine Hadon Seal CapK 1200 t Hundreds of other prac - tleal girt KUggest Ions The Avenue at Ninth 3 - - r - - - JURY CONVICTS9 DRAFT RESSTERS Eight Get 2 Years and 1000 Fines in Kansas City SPECIAL NOTICES THE ANNUAL MEETINa OP THE stockholders of The Washington Title Insurance Company will beheld at the office of said company on MONDAY January 14th 1918 at 12 oclock - noon i Polls for the election of trustees to serve for the ensuing - year or until their successors are elected will be opened at 12 oclock noon and remain open for one hour until 1 o clock p m J H STADTLER Acting Secretary That part of Halifax destroyed by the explosion is shown in the upper outline map The greater part of the city lies farther south and in that section numerous fires were responsible for heavy damage to property although the loss of life was chiefly confined to the area shown in the shaded portion of the smaller map To the left the market and Postoffice Square and on the right a regatta in the northwest arm of Halifax harbor At the bottom is a view from the cit - adal showing a part of the city destroyed trict military defanse William Cla - baugh chairman of the membership committee rkiSamuel J Prescott Will - iamVT Qalgiher president of the Tradr Board and E 10 Clenunt Chairman Odell announced that hereafter meetings of the committee would be held at 1215 oclock noon and that the following officers of the committee had been chosen First vice chairman C J Gockler second vice chairman John C Wlneman secretary Charles Crane treasurer George Fisher meeting committee Charles J Walker Fred White W Hamilton Smith 3 BLASTS SHOOK CITY PEOPLE FEARED AIR RAW 2000 KILLED THOUSANDS INJURED WHEN MUNITIONS SHIP EXPLODES IN HARBOR fOXTIMEn FHOM KIHKT PAGE in the province have been asked to rush supplies to Halifax The force of the explosion was felt at Truro 75 miles away where windows were shattered All telegraph and telephone wires were torn down and for several hours Halifax was completely Of the fire department and his deputy who were hurled to death when a fire engine exploded Scores of Children Killed Scores of those who lost their lives isolated from the outside world were children in the public schools in the north end Many others suffered broken limbs and were rescued with difficulty from the demolished buildings The teachers who escaped injury worked heroically to save the lives of the children under their charge ux uu wibiuau uiaaugui JL mc Canadian Express Company w s killed sounded b the Imo - He believes the Due to Pilots Confusion The concussion shattered the big gas tanks of the city All power plants are out of commission and newspaper offices have been so badly wrecked that publication is impossible Pilot Frank Maekie of the Mont Blanc declared tonight that the collision resulted from a confusion of whistles m m aif IH2 rsss - s - lv a st when the roof of the North Staion collapsed In less than a half hour after the disaster 6000 persons had assembled on the common an thousands of others had sought refuge in fields outside the city 250 of Injured Die Hundreds were reported missing by their relatives and it was not known whether they were alive or dead The work of rescue and relief was promptly organized The Academy of Music and many other public buildings Were thrown open to house the homeless Five hundred tents have been erected on the common and these will be occupied by the troops who have surrendered their barracks to the women and children Every nook and cranny In all available buildings was made ready within an hour to receive the wounded A steady stream of ambulances and automobiles arrived at hospitals which soon were filled to capacity with ihe injured Doctors nurses and volunteers tolled ceaselessly in the work or succor xneir ranKs were soon i swelled by others who arrived in constantly increasing number from nearby - towns - It was announced before nightfall that 250 of the injured had died Death List to Be Increased Those who Were only slightly Injured were sent to their own homes or to those of friends after their wounds hadj been treated There were hundreds of cases of serious injury however and it I expected the death list will be great Are which caused the explosion was due to the fact that the munitions ship carried a deck load of benzine Charles Prest gasoline engineer on the steamer Wasper B which had been In drydock had a narrow escape from death Struck by Flying Shells We had 80 gallons of gasoline in our tanks when a shell from the munitions ship struck us he said We had just Wt the drydock to go to Bedford basin to get some plates and were opposite the Lome Club when we saw the Iomft coming down from the basin and the Mont Blanc going up I heard the Belgian steamers whistle blowing and then I saw the munitions ship was on flre on the starboard side We tried to turn back to warn tiie officials at the drydock but before we reached there a shell struck us I believe I was the only one of the five on board the Wasper B to escape as she was blown up My son who worked with the drydock was killed Hotel Guests Are Safe Col Mackenzie Bell who spent two years on the firing line In Flanders said onight he never had seen anything on the battle front to equal the scenes of destruction he witnessed In Halifax today It was reported tonight that all the guests In the hotels of the City are safe Some of them were cut by flying glass but none was seriously hurt Among the notable structures wrecked was St Josephs Church and the school building adjoining The Immense cotton factory In that district also was demolished Fears of a Famine The search among the ruins for bodies continued tonight under a great - - 7 iiauuitay do a ijiibc Mai ul wie uiuy ly increased Dy uiue wuu kuucuihd to was in aarKness save lor torcnes and gSi tnelr wounas auiB Automobile were still trz - ll Afe Bb0Ut all sections Of the City tonight In th wnrd tht trafnlonrt nf provisions are already on the way here from several points The immediate feeding of homeless ones amid the confusion remains however a serious problem Everything fKf Th suirblles most needed are glass I possible Is being done to systematise SZiyH nnar beaver board putty bedding the distribution of food as well as of - 5ifan blankets Tba mayors of all towns clothing and bedding nC 8BOUL BWHuo 1 w 1p carrying blanket - clad burdens vr A committee of citizens aire Mi A - MltiA rt A ivr - w - fSsittbeen formed and assistance iik - rom aJIoutside points ready has is asked Halifax N S Dee 6 The horrors of an air raid possessed the minds of many when the explosion on the Mont Blanc shook this fortress city There were three distinct shocks First a comparatively light rumble like a seismic disturbance startled the city A moment later a terrific blast made even he citadel qufike Then a crash of glass throughout a wide area completed the Confusion Thousands of persons rushing Into he open saw a thick cloud of gray smoke hanging over the north end of the city This strengthened their conviction of an attack from the air It was feared that other explosions would follow Great crowds assembled in open Jots and remained there for hours until they believed all danger was passed Big Explosions in Recent Years Feb 1 1911 Railroad station in New York cars containing 50 tons of dynamite 25 killed 125 injured 2000000 damage March 7 1918 British freighter Alum Chine in Baltimore harbor carrying explosives 40 killed 800 injured 400000 damage July 80 1916 Black Tom Island New Jersey trains loaded with explosives 7 killed 10000000 damage Jan 13 1917 Munitions plant of the Canadian Car and Foundry Company of Kingsland N J 17 killed 2000000 damage Jan 21 1917 Munitions plant in London 70 killed 877 injured 1000000 damage April 12 1017 Kddystone Ammunition Corporation Eddystone Fa 200 killed 1000000 damage Pilot of Relief Vessel Vanishes Signaled Wrong Asserts the Other Pilot Halifax Dec 6 There is a great mystery surrounding the strange action of the Belgian relief ship which Is blamed for the disaster She was In charge of Pilot William Haves Pilot i Frank Mackay had charge of the French ship Pilot Mackay tells a story which is in accordance with what was seen by those on shore He said the other vessels gave wrong whistle signals Pilot Hayes is missing up to late tonight he had not been reported either at the pilot headquarters nor had he been heard from at his home Hayes was considered one of the most experienced pilots of the port A searching investigation Is being proceeded with The steamship Imo which collided with the Mont Blanc in Halifax harbor was a Norwegian vessel of 3161 tone last reported to have arrived at an Atlantic port in the United States October 9 The Mont Blanc arrived at a United States Atlantic port on November 9 No details are available of her movements since that date The vessel was Owned by the Compagnie Generale Transatlantlque She was built at Mlddlesboro in 1890 and her gross tonnage was 5121 She was 320 feet long ry f y r j fy jv Two Relief Trains Rush e Kross iusnes euer 10 naurax From Boston to Halifax Supply Train Hurried From Boston Boston Dec 6 Lteut Col William A Brooks M D acting chief surgeon of the Massachusetts State Guard left Boston at 10 oclock tonight with a unit of surgeons and nurses for the relief of citizens of Halifax An American Bed Cross tran plso was rushed to the scene Officials of the Boston pnd Maine Railroad the Maine Central and the Canadian railroads have made arrangements to put the special trains through on record time The rip probably will take 20 hours Executive Manager Henry B Endi - oott of the Massachusetts public safety committee started the wheels turning ap soon as the corhhrittee that met this afternoon at the Stfttehouse after Gov MeCalls offer of help had beef ccepted by Halifax The first special train consisted of wo baggage cars two sleepers and a buffet car Dr Brooks had a dozen surgeons and as many nurses The War Department Uwed Its wireless to inform the mayor of Halifax that the relief train was on the way Telegrapher Breaks Story - He Was Sending to World To Attend Injured Vife New York Dec 6 At 10 oclock tonight there was a sudden break in the story of the Halifax disaster coming Into the offices of the Associated Press over the wire of the Canadian Press the only one in operation Efforts to raise Halifax here Were Ineffectual An hour later it was learned that the operator who had been sending from the stricken city had left his key when a messenger brought him news that his wife had been dangerously injured The regular Canadian Press operator at Halifax had - been missing since the explosion A second outlet for news of the disaster was established after several hours Blast Kills Passengers and Motorman on Trolley Halifax Dec 6 An electric tram car passing the vicinity at the tims waj blown off the track and the motor - man conductor nu all the passengers were killed N A train of 300 returned wounded soldiers had just been sent west from the military hospital at Pier 2 which was badly wrecked Hundreds of men women and children were wounded on other trains and street car - - - - - U - - Following a telephone conversation rush a supply train from New York via i between Director General Jesse H the New York New Haven and Hart - Jones of the Red Cross in this city and for Rallwav - The tracks on the long Jones or tne Kea cross in tnis city ana 24hour run wm be ciear6d for the he Hon J D Pugsley at St Johns sup - Red Cross special plies were ordered rushed to the Foster Rockwell and John S Ells - stricken city of Halifax last night worth will have charge of the Red Cross The order removing these supplies relief work from the New York Red Cross ware Nieuw Amsterdam Safe Company Officials Believe Special to The Washinston Post New York Dec 6 When news of the disaster in Halifax harbor reached i this city this afternoon fear was felt for vessels which were believed to be 1 In the harbor The greatest alarm was I expressed for the Nleuw Amsterdam of l the Holland - American lfne which left i an Atlantic port several days ago with i 300 passengers and a cargo of corn for I the Belgians At the local office of the company I 24 State street It was learned that word had been received from Capt J Barron of the Nieuw Amsterdam that he had reached Halifax and was await - 1 ing the official Inspection of the British i government authorities He was directed j to Inform the company when he would leave but no word has been received from him since The company officials were basing their nopes that he had left that port on the fact that no persons are permitted to leave the ship after inspection houses to Halifax reached officials there last night and bedding clothing and food will be in the devastated district by tomorrow Ten thousand blankets besides bedding sweaters flour bacon coffee soup shoes surgical dressings and condensed milk are among the items Included in the relief supplies Learns Wires Are Down Director General Jones got In touch with Mr Pugsley shortly after 7 Will Be in Halifax Today The former will be in Halifax some time today The latter had gone to that place to organize a canteen and German Diplomats Safe Vessels Had Left Harbor Kansas City Mo Dee 6 A Jury in Federal court here today returned a erdict of guilty against nine of ten de - endants charged with conspiracy to bstruct the operation of the selective draft law Judge A S Van Valken - burgh sentenced the eight convicted men to terms of two years each in the Federal penitentiary and fines of 1000 each and costs and fined the one woman Mrs Leonora Warneson Moore a former Kansas City school teacher 11000 The nine defendants were Mrs Moore her husband Raymond L Moore Thomas R Sullivan Klea Lubschez William Browder Ralph W Browder Earl Browder Edward Eagan and Harry Dolll The case against Harvey D Kleinschmldt who was used aa a government witness was continued The conspiracy with which the accused were charged consisted in the organization of the Federation for Democratic Control the avowed purpose of which was to defeat the passage of the selective draft law and falling in this to carry a test case through the courts The defense was that the defendants had acted within their rights in seeking to test the law In his instructions to the jury Judge Van Valkenburgh said It Is evident that - when one wishes to test a law he intends to defeat it Markel and Stengel Interned New York Dec 6 Otto Julius Markel a German writer and lecturer and Hans Stengel an artist and cartoonist were interned as dangerous enemy aliens on Ellis Island tonight on orders of John C Knox assistant United States district attorney Stengel was connected with the German publication the Zeppelin the name of which was changed to Rulen Splecel when the United States entered the war Three Pacifists Found Guilty Los Angeles Cal Dec 6 The Rev Floyd Hardin of Atwater Cal the THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE stockholders of The District Title Insurance Company will be held at tho office of said company on MONDAY January 14th 1918 at 12 oclock noon Polls for the election of trustees to serve for the ensuing year or until their successors are elected will be opened at 12 oclock noon and remain open for one hour until 1 oclock p m J H STADTLER Acting Secretary I am located in Washington representing a Chicago manufacturer could handle two or three additional interests reducing expense to all concerned can give references Geo R Bruce Belle - vue Hotel Dainty Lace - Edged Window Shades at Factory Prices The Shade Shop ih f 4g7 - McCray Refrigerators Known Everywhere for Superiority McCray Refrigerator Co We Build to Order aid Repair tLefrlrerfttori 611 F St N W Main 846 THY 15 ON MUTINY CHARGE Members of Sixth Cavalry Refused to Obey Drill Order Is Claim gan Antonio Tex Dec 6 Fifteen members of the Sixth cavalry went to trial before a court - martial this afternoon at Fort Sam Houston on charges - j of mutiny growing out of an alleged refusal to obey an order to drill September 25 when they were stationed In the Big Bend district Theperscmnel of the court is the sffnTe as that which tried the 63 negroes ef the Twenty - fourth infantry for mutiny in connection with the Houston riots and Col J A Hull Is acting as Judge advocate It is alleged the men refused to obey Rev Robert Whltaker of Los Catos the orders to drill saying that they Cal and Harold H Storey of Whit - were worn out after a long siege of tier so - called Christian pacifists who 1 guard duty were arrested here October 1 last while holding an alleged pacifist meeting were found guilty tonight by a Jury in police court here of disturbing the peace holding an unlawful assembly and failing to disperse at the order of the police The jury which was composed of nine women and three men was out three hours The case has been on trial three weeks Lectures on Hygiene A lecture on Personal Hygiene illustrated by moving pictures was given last night before 50 persons in the assembly hall of the Y M C A by Capt E F McCampbell of the medical corps of the United States army The officer told of the hygienic work being done In army camps e New York Dec 6 Reports that the two Scandinavian liners carrying many German and Austrian diplomats returning home from Central and South America and China had been caught in In addition to the train from New York the Red Cross sent out of Boston last night a train equipped with emergency dressings surgical and hospital supplies and a corps of trained social workers Director General Jones snlrl laat nio - Ht oclock yesterday evening He had that the Red Cross was ready to do meantime ascertained that all tele - anything It could to help the situation phone lines to Halifax were down Mr in Halifax Supplies already sent will Pugsley described the situation as ex - be supplemented by such other material tremely grave He Informed the direc - as the workers on the scene find they tor general that Canada would be deep - need Arrangements were completed ly grateful for any help the Red Cross last night to have any further emer - saw fit to give gency supplies shipped from Boston Arrangements were made then to and New York helping the municipal officials to re - the explosion proved untrue They lleve suffering and restore order are the Bergensfjord and Nelllg Olav Fearing Menace of Spies Censors Take Over Wires Boston Dec 6 In the midst of the chaos of misery reigning among the ruins of Halifax the spy menace is fully reckoned with by the Canadian government The government feensor - ship has taken complete charge of the dissemination of news regarding the disaster The Canadian Pacific telegraph offices are In complete control of ths government All civilians have been or dered out of it Prof Bell Hears Blast 200 Miles Off in Quebec Wires News to Capital Thft following telegram was received yesterday from Prjf Alexander Graham Beir by Jllbert H Grosvenoiv editor of tbe Gedgraphld MagaBha Mr BeU being in Quebec Canada at the time otlthe explosion V Theerrible explosion at Halifax thUniornlng WJks heard here attA4U - tfcnce of nearly OQusilleife sHeljiiToe - ing rushed to thetricken city froxn - liil over - Nova - ScetlJui - - V - - - - Fifteen Cars of Supplies Are Rushed by Maine Augusta Me Dec 6 Gov Milliken today sent the following telegram to the lieutenant governor of Nova Scotia and mayor of Halifax I extend to you thedeepest sympathy of the people of Maine in the terrible disaster that has stricken Halifax Any help Maine can give is yours The offered help was accepted and fifteen carloads of supplies including additional telegraph material groceries and dry goods left Portland tonight by special train for Halifax Aid by U 5 Bluejackets Canadian Cruisers Losses Halifax Dec S Two members of the crew of the Canadian cruiser Niobe were killed by the explosion and several were injured Bluejackets from an American warship are assisting in patrolling the streets tonight An American hospital ship ralBO is in port It wm formerly on the Boston - New York route A hundred men were ent ashore to assist together with the I hlp doctors ana assistant - Uoth left Halifax a few days ago after the Teuton diplomats and their baggage had undergone a thorough examination at the handa of the British officials 5000 Tons of Munitions Explode Few Shells Fly Special to The Washington Post Halifax Dec 6 Probably a fifth of the city is in ruins The Mont Blanc carried 5000 tons of munitions it is estimated Differing from similar explosions In the past few explosive Shells were thrown over the city but the whole cargo seemed to let go with one terrific blast that rocked the earth and the sea KAISEE MUSTACHES STAY Alien Enemies Refused Permission to Change Appearance Detroit - Dec 6 Alien enemies are daily besieging the office of the United States marshal here seeking permission to shave off mustaches that look like the kaisers to Americanize Teuton monikers and to move to other cities after losing their Jobs All are being refused because to grant them would necessitate making new photographs to file at Washington and going through the entire process of issuing war zone permits MRS GLAZES ASKS DIVORCE i Philadelphia Deo 6 Mrs Stephen W Glazer formerly Miss Roberta Dez Janon the 500H heiress who eloped with Ferdinand Cohan a waiter In 1910 when she was 17 years old filed suit for divorce today against her husband The Glaaers were married in Los Angeles in January 1911 The name of the woman said to be mentioned in the divorce papers has not been divulged W i 5ttoses Sons J ano Uth Sis Lamp Department The Gift Beautiful TABLE LAMPS Solid Mahogany Table Lamp one light style chain socket 250 each Solid Mahogany Table Lamp hand - carved one light push socket 550 each Solid Mahogany Table Lamp heavy turned base two - light style chain sockets 850 each Gold Polychrome Boudoir Lamp one light style 350 each Silver Table Lamp finished in silver leaf with burnished edges fluted pedestal effect one light style 750 each Gold Table Lamp high pedestal two light style chain socket 1050 each Black Chinese Lacquered Lamp one light style push socket 450 each Black Lacquered Lamp two light style handsomely decorated chain socket 1350 each Mf mi FLOOR LAMPS Mahogany Floor Lamp circular base turned pedestal two lights 1250 each Mahogany Floor Lamp wide base heavy fluted column two lights 2050 each Antique Gold Floor Lamp varnished edges fluted column 1550 each Antique Gold Floor Lamp handsomely hahd - carved laid in gold leaf burnished edges two lights 5250 eachu Solid Mahogany Candlesticks in various heights colonial and other patterns some with brass drip - cupsothers finished in glass at 100 125 175 200 nd 250 each Solid Mahogany Sconces colonial pattern beautiful finish glass cup 7i50 pair v LAMP SHADES Lamp Shades for floor and table lamps of plain and fitmrpA silk silk damask and other materials finished with heavy silk fringe gold galloon and lace ranging in price from 1000 up to 6500 each - CANDLE SHADES V Silk CandlesShades in all colors trimmed with gold sralloon and laceimpjirt0dsantf domestic effects 75c up tp 450 each Msssm f - eft l I

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