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VOL. LXXXVII. NO. 202-DAILY.
NEW YORK, SATURDAY, MARCH 20,
-4aa 'nAM.irrwr Thjt Kiin.Iterald BerBOratlon.i
ON TRAINS AND ELSBWHI5RE.
iVZV. Entered as w-cond claaa matter, Toit Office, New York,
IN NEW YORK CITY AND SUBURBS).
SENATE REJECTS THE PEACE TREATY BY VOTE OF 49 TO 35;
RETURNS IT TO PRESIDENT AS AN UNRA TIFIED DOCUMENT;
300 KILLED BEFORE ESSEN YIELDS TO ARMED WORKMEN
I IS INDICTED IN
! POLICE INQUIRY
Jfiiiit Official Accused ly
Demoted Cops of Interfering-
in Vice HaUh.
UO.UAX XOT A ..RESTED
Wire Tapped to (id Evidence
in Tenderloin Grand Jury
Takes Swift Action.
.,Riitus Drum Porter, Third Dep
ti'.y Commissioner of Police, formerly
T.it 'itonunt-Colonol of the Twelfth
Regiment ami a veteran of tho Span
sh ir, was Indicted yesterday by
tlm Regular County Grand Jury. The
ch.irc' is that he neglected his duty as
n tn)ll- olilror. It is based on tho tes-r:TTi.-M
of two patrolmen, vice '-alders.
Tli'' j.ay tlvy found Col. Porter with
: unnui in a "disorderly tint" in West
N':iftv-s'.th street on November U'
n: 'I tli.it he failed to arrest the woman,
no-red them not to do to, und told
thnn to "keep quiet." .
As soon as tho Grand Jury reported
J .Use James T. Malone of General
Sessions ia3tied a bench warrant for
Col. Porter's arrest. Police Commis
sioner Knright suspended the deputy
pending disposal of the case. Col. Por
ter sent word that ho would present
lrm.self for arraignment before Judge
Mjinno at 10:30 o'clock this morning.
r.o, ii i 'nmniissionrr Knright and
Moor Dylan had "nothing to say."
T." suspension, which is compulsory
vl, '-never any one connected with the
Poll" Department is indicted, was not
o:,nouni,il by Commissioner Knright,
but by Col. Porter'B counsel, Frank
ikn irick of 120 Broadway.
I.nwycr Chnrisca Krame-L'p.
Mr. II mirick was the only one con-cei-ifd
who felt inclined to talk. lie
iharged tho Pistrict Attorney's offlce
with having framed up the churges in
order to further Its crusado against the
Police Department and with having
fhn.ten Col. Porter for the victim be
cause h? was a "hining mark.
The lawyer said his client's inno
cei.fp of any misconduct whatsoever
wo, ild :o easily proved, that ho is "a
hull grada American gentleman" and
that Ji-n Sm.th, tho Assistant Pistrict
Attorney who has been hunting a vlco
ti'ist and who presented tho Porter
evidence to tho Grand Jury, is "the
greatest publicity agent the country
Meanwhile Mr. Smith appears to be
heve he Is on the trail of still bigger
thin;?, and the usual talk of this and
fiat "high oflli'Ial" Is sizzling In the
corridors of tho Criminal Courts Build
ing Tno ilnef witnesses against Gol. Por
ter arc Patrolmen Ullbcrt Wheelwright
and Freder,. k Korger. Another who en-t'-rej
the Grand Jury room was Patrol-
an Matthew J. Cushlng. All three for
n.re tftan two years and until recently
weic members of Inspector Thomaa li.
JI-Dnnald's headquarters special service
fTJdd, assigned to suppress vice on the
Vper West Side in the district of In
spector Domlnick Henry. They worked
tU,rt in plain clothes.
forger and Wheelwright were paired
:!! were the men who raided ttiei
.-iietv-sixtii sireci nai ana wuo now
raj- they saw Col. Porter there. They
say the kept their own counsel at their
Superior's request, but that the story
cot n.it and that Col. I'orter called them
'n headquarters and asked : "Which of
oj has been talking?" On Thursday
hf last week Commissioner Knright ls
' s i an order putting Sorger ana Wheel
Tight bni k into uniform and trans
fe.-r,ng them from the new Tenderloin
ii th'j Uench street station, far down
'wn. the station .to which Inspector
iMn C'nstlgan was sent when he was
ruined io a captaincy and which Is
' . -aided as the end of the line so far
s pullce assignment in Manhattan is
Resentment Possible Motive.
I' i" supposed that resentment .at the
funster aused the policemen to say
fiat Col. shorter was In the raided house
vmiHhlng they did not mention ofu
f.dily at the time. Jim Smith says,
houeier, that he knew most of the story
hef ie he talked with the cx-plalncloths-ir-
' ol Porter lives at 57 West Forty
' c h street. Ho Is a member of the
n,'. .n rluh. Morris County Coif Club,
ntii of the '(evolution. Society of Co
imiaj Wars and Military Order of For
eign Wars. Ho Is a Kentucklan by
v'.rth, as long a member of the militia
" Pennsylvania and was battalion ad
' .t int and regimental commissary of
n First Pennsylvania Infantry in the
Spanish-American War and later was
ip'aln of the Third Infintry.
t jompil the Twelfth Inrantry, X. Y.
. in ns a first lieutenant and
mad., lieutenant-colonel in 1012.
r nrej t,, the reserve list In 1910.
' is sp- retary to Douglas I. McKay
f'oiiUf.ieil nn Sixth Pauc.
v I'lnehiirnt, S. C. OreM Horo Show.Apr..
tnrl cloj Mar. 35. Address Chj. TY.
rtcaaet, l'inehurst, I. C A.iv,
COURT ORDERS 1
Justice Mayer Tells Com-!
pan.v to Seek Protection !
of rnmchbe Jtijrhts. 1
DEEP CUT INTO INCOME
-Receiver AIm Told to Hear
Proposals on Renewal of
Judge Julius M. Mayer of the United
States District Court ordered tho New
York Railways Company yesterday to
Initiate it legal ryht of its own against
the operation of competitive bu?cs by
the city. Mayor Hylan's buses have
been depriving crosstowu lines of the
New York Railways Company of up
ward of $.1.1,000 a month, although the
trolley franchises issued by th" city
pro ido lor exclusive tran.-'portati'.m
rights upon tlu-e streets.
K. L. Wlnthrop. Jr., of counsel for
Job K. Hodges, receiver of the New
York Itailwavs. exnlnined this sltua-
m'll I', IIUUI.U .lUI.'V,
dcelared that with only $6S0,601' now
on hand as a cash balance the com
pany Is worse off by $11(8,305 than its
pessimistic predictions of a month asro
forecast. The Fourteenth street,
Eighth street, Kighty-slx'.h street
crosstown lines and the .Seventh ave
nue and Brooklyn line are sutllciently
crippled financially without the in
roads made by the city buses, it wad
Whether the New York Railways will
follow the preeedent of the. Brooklyn
City Railroad in instituting Its anti-bus
tight in the Slate courts has not breii de
termined. The Brooklyn City's ease is
still pending in the Htate Supreme Court.
Papers and the necessary legal prelimi
naries, however, are to be prepared at
once and action taken without delay In
accordance with Judge Mayer's Instruc
tions. Nor Is the New Yoik Railways to
make any overtures to the city adminis
tration In connection with resumption
of trolley service over the Williams
burg Bridge. Judge Mayer specifically
Instructed Receiver Hedge yesterday to
listen to and present to the court any
propositions that the city may hae to
mako in this connection, but not to lake
tho Initiative. The New York Railways
until recently "operated surface lines
over the bridge under a contnietural
agreement with the city, but not under
franchise. Judgo Mayer pointed out, and
was obliged to pay heavy tolls to tho
ottv, whereas the city buses were al
lowed to use tho bridge without any
The question of restoration of trolley
sen-ice over tho Wllllmnsburg Bridge Is
to be taken up again Monday at a hear
ing before Morgan T. Donnelly, Deputy
Public Service Commissioner.
Judgo Mayer's instructions to the
New York Railways were made In con
nection with the receiver's renewed peti
tion for instructions In connection with
payment of mortgage Interest charge on
the Lexington avenue and on the Co
lumbus and Ninth avenue lines. A
month ago the receiver Informed the
court that the financial situation made
payment of the charges unwise, and the
money troubles have grown vastly moro
acute meanwhile, chiefly hecausc of the
.snowstorm, the court was told. Tho
city buses have been still another bur
den, Mr. Stlmson said.
Payment of the mortgages was again
ordered deferred by Judge Mayer, who
set another hearing for April 13 to re
consider this obligation and tho com
pany's finances at that time.
Testimony of Public Service Commis
sion Investigators furnished yesterday
to Deputy Commissioner Edward J.
Olennon estimated that $6,623,000
should be spent by trolley lines in
Greater New York to bring equipment
up to a minimum standard of safety.
Tho New York Railways should expend
1,156.000 for repairs; tho Third ave
nue, 1. 010.000 ; the Union Railroad
Company, 5D97.000; tho H. R. T.. In
cluding lines of the Brooklyn City Rail
road, $1,691,000; tho New York and
Queens County Railway Company, $410,
000; tho Richmond Light and Railroad
Company. $323,000, and the -Staten
Island Midland Railway Company. $200,
000, according to the commission's fig
ures. LA GUARDIA AIDS HYLAN.
Calls for Mulit nn Stutrii Iilnnd
Mayor Hylan's hope to Install city
owned trolley lines on Statcn Island Is
shared by F. II. ha. Guardla, Aldermanlc
President, as revealed yesterday when
the latter demanded polntblank In a
letter to Jacob Brenner, receiver of the
Midland Railway Company, a. complete
elucidation of Mr. Brenner's attitudo
toward the Hylan plan.
Mr. La Cuardiu accused the Richmond
Light and Power Company, owning the
Statcn Island lines, of deliberate and
"unpardonable'' action in removing all
rolling stock so that the company can
not possibly operate cars. And he de
clared further that most of the cars and
si loan of $300,000 were obtained during
tlip uar by the company from the Gov
ernment "on tb'i pretext of employees
workitar at the few shipyards In titaten
"That." Mr. La Guarda's letter went
on, "l:i a siibjeet' that can be taken up
at another time." He asked Mr. Bren
ner to reply at once as to whether he.
as receiver, will oppose the Mayor's
schemo for municipal trolleys. Mr. La
Guardla added that ho was not trying
"to pass tho buck," but wants tho infor
mation before, ths next meeting of tho
Board o Etlmt,
Says Kapp Men Plotted
With the Russian Reds
T ONDON. March 19. Two
weeks before the revolt ;u
Berlin, says a wireless despatch
from Moscow, a secret con
ference was held in Berlin be
tween the supporters of Dr.
Wolfgang Kapp and representa
tives of the Russian "black hun
dreds," the latter including Alex
ander J. GuchkofT and Prince
A despatch from Paris says
President KLtirt h.-ia aAc! JlV
Allies to permit the use of Ger
man troops in the neutralized
zones of Germany, to put down
tho Bolshevist uprisings. Ebcrt
is quoted as saying this step is
necessary to save that part of
Germany from the Keels.
MAYOR OF CORK
Masked Persons Enler His
Home and One Shoots lliiu
ESCAPE IN AUTOMOBILE
Government Takes Precautions
Against Sinn Fein Risings
Los-lios- (Saturday), March 20. The
Lord Mayor of Cork was shot dead at
1 o'clock this morning. The revolver
was fired by one of the masked per
sons whose identities urn unknown,
and wh'i entered his residence.
After tiring the sdiot the assassins
escaped in an autoinohlli
A half dozen men knocked nt the
door of the heme, of the I crd Mayor,
Thomas iMaeOtiiln. Mrs. MiicGurin
opened the door and the men rushed
in. Some of them held her while
others ran upstairs to the Mayor'i
bedroom. Thv took him to the land
ing and shot him in the chest. They
then tied hurriedly.
Mrs. MacGurln phone 1 Immediately
for u doctor and a priest The Mayo."
died soon after the arr'val of the
Mayor MaGurin. a prominent Sinn
Keiner, was interned after the Kastcr
L-.NDO.s- (Saturday), March 20 The
Coernment Is taking special precau
tions aealnst possible outbreaks in Ire
land on Kastcr Monday, according to
tho Daily Mail, which asserts that the
authorities' have known for some time
that the Sinn Fein has considered the
possibility of armed risings and drawn
up Its plans.
' "It Is not believed, however," the
newspaper adds, "that the movement Is
sutl'clently supported to bo rcilly for
midable, although It Is possible there may
be sporadic outbreaks in certain dis
tricts. Precautions also have been
taken at Glasgow, where the Sinn Fcln
er3 boast the possession of arms and
ammunition and threaten a disturbance
Referring to the notification ghen by
Allen Clement Kdwards, Liberal, to the
London Times of his Intention to ask
the Premier Monday whether the Gov
ernment Is Informed of risings planned
for Faster Monday, and whether the
navy has seized a consignment of arms
and ammunition from Germany, the
Daiiy Mal declares that no arms from
Germany have been seized and that the
Government is convinced Germany Is in
no wise implicated In any Sinn Fein
AIR JITNEYS NEXT,
THEN STEEPLE COPS
Planes Here, There and
Everywhere, Says Page.
Special to The Scs and New York Heb.ud.
Chicago, March 10. Another twenty
years and tho traffic cops will bo
guarding the steeples. Frederic Hand
Icy Page, aco of the English airplane In
dustry, Is certain of It. Mr. Page spoke
to-day before tho Chicago Association
of Commerce. Ills subject was 'Von
qucring the Air for Commerce."
"It isn't even a future," he explained.
"It's just development, not theory. We
have a line runnlrtg regularly between
London and Paris. Have carried I 000
passengers without an accident. As tho
Industry standardizes there's no rearon
why there shouldn't bellnes here, there
"The cities and counties should build
airdromes," resumed Mr. Page, "'ind
charge so much for parking privileges."
"Will there ever be Jitney airplanes?"
"In twenty years, and If I don't tnlss
my guess the s-ty In New York will look
like Broadway and Forty-second street.'
2,000 Landlords Wanted for Alliinr.
liflted Itenl Estnt Owners Asi-lntlon
Inilten nil landlords Hotel Ator -.30 I'. M.
.Sunday. March It. to arrange delegations
for Albany, special train, leaving Urnnil
Central Station at S:20 A. M. Tuesday,
March 21. to appear opposing rent bills.
Tlckats $10, obtalnatde at meetlnr or
Unlttd's Office. 219 Broadways Phone
Worth 1ST. AdC.
TO OUST 'REDS' I
east of Berlin;
Communists Reported toiLuettwitz, You .Tugmv. Ad-
Have Occupied Five Hail
CAPITAL STILL BKSIKUKIH
Baltic Troops Intrenched
Zoological Gardens and
Hi the Mio'tatal 1'itn.
Berlin. March 10. KM.cn surren
dered tills afternoon to armed work
men after violent fighting, in which
it is estimated that 300 persons were
The Baltic troops lotirlng from Ber
lin havo intrenched themselves at the
Zoological Gardens and at Cliarlottcn
burg, on the west side of Berlin, ac
cording to reliable reports received
hero this afternoon.
The Baltic troops were split up into
smnll lindlp.M ill various SCCtion.S of
I Berlin, and some of them ttlll con
stitute a menace to the restoration of
It Is reported that Communists
have occupied live railroad-stations to
the east of Berlin, and that Iroops aro
being rushed thither In armored cars.
A party of soldiers attempting to
pass the Alexandorplatz thii: afternoon
was stopped by a crowd, whereupon
the soldiers fired machine guns, kill
ing some people. The number killed
Is phncd at nbout eighty. Sewni!
persons, were also killed in a clash at
Itefuuc nt AmiTlcnn r,mlin.
The American Kmba.ssy luis"notitlcd
the Anierirn newspaper men that
should the situation becomn daucrous
they and their families un llud ref
uge at the embassy.
Tho general strike situation in the
city remains unchanged. The postal
services and the railways and tram
was were at a standstill, and the
telephone and telegraph employees
threatened to strike at any moment.
All the otlictrs of the Berlin Reichs
wehr demand the retention of Gustav
Noske as' Minister of Defence, threat
ening to resign if this position is
taken from him.
lly the .istociated Piei.
Sit'TTOART, March 19. Red forces
equipped with 12.000 ritles, C guns and
30 machine guns are officially re
ported to be marching on Essen from
Dortmund. Their arrival Is expected
there this afternoon. Meanwhile loyal
troops are being concentrated south
Berlin aflvices, evidently containing;
later Information, told of the surren
der of Essen to armed workmen Fri
day afternoon after violent lighting.
Loyal Government troops nre semi
cfllclally reported to be marching to
the Ruhr district, where fighting is
already proceeding between armed
Reds and lfical troops. The whole
district is allamo with Bolshevism.
In Cassel, where ei;.'ht persons were
killed and six others wounded, and In
Halle-on-Salle, order has been re
stored. There lias been a Bolshevist
rising at Leverkusen. but it was put
down by workmen belonging to the
Socialist party without military as
sistance. lit the Associated Tret.
Lnirsic, March 19. Although an
agreement had been reached Wednes
day night between leaders of the
workmen and tho military authorities
for a peaceful settlement of the pre
vailing situation, tho workers yester
day rejected the agreement, nnd light
ing was resumed.
New Troopx In Cltj-.
Major-Gen. Piisch. commanding the
city, latb yesterday brought a Relchs
wehr brigade Into the city to relievo
tho hard pressed volunteers, nnd pro
claimed a reinforced stato of siege.
Fighting continued throughout the day
and late into the night, workmen
everywhere building barricades. In
the course of (he afternoon a military
airplane dropped bombs on Johannla
platz; another airplane was shot down
by the worktnen.
The general post office, railroad sta
tion. Town Hall and other public build
ings aro still in the hands of the vol
unteer forces. Losses In the fighting
arc said to be extremely heavy, and
rumors of hundreds killed and wound-
Conffiitinl on Third Page.
CLOSING TIME ESK
)t pUU AND NEW YORK HERALD
9 P. M. t Miin Office, 280 BroiaVij.
8 P.M. t former Herald Office, Herald
Building, Herald Square.
8 P.M. at all other Branch Oflkei
(Lealioni lilted en Editorial Pae)
KAPP AND AIDS
FAOE TRIAL FOR
niiral Trotlia, 'J, Kdftors
in List, of Plotters.
ERT MKKTS PROBLEM
' Appeals to Labor to Return to
J. Work Government Still
at Stut tjrart.
II y Il.YVMONO SW1.VC.
Staff Co'rfponiutt of The Sen AM) Nr.w
Yohk llcii.ii.li. Vaptiriiiht. 0j Tar. Svn
and New Yock Ulcii.v.
Sti'TTuaiit, March 13 (delayed).
High treason proceedings' will be be
gun immediately against eleven ring
leaders in the Berlin militarist con
spiracy. They are:
Dr. Wolfgang Kapp. who proclaimed
himself Chancellor; Major-Gen. Bamn
von Lutlwit;:, commander in chief of
the Kapp forces'; Capt. Pab.st of the
Batie tioops, who took a prominent
part In tho Kapp movement; Capt. Er
hardt. Dr. Traub, Minister of Public
Worship in the Kapp Cabinet; -Uerr
Kernel, president of the Berlin police;
Gottlieb von Jagow, formerly Minister
of ' Foreign Affairs; Col. Bauer, Ad
miral von Trotha, Frledrlch Grabowskl
and Dr. Schiele, editors.
Tho trials will be held in the Su
preme Court in Leipsic. According to
the pip.-ent prog Mini i m- of the Frled
rieh Khort Government these i-a.-c
will come to trial b.-fore the general
an est of all suspects is ordered, fur
ther legal action depending on what
develops from the testimony of wit
nesses in these cases.
Only thoso persons who participated
In tho consplracj or voluntarily joined
Kapp, will be brought to Justice, and not
subordinates who obeyed the orders of
Fiielnir Neiv Sltniitlon.
Meanwhile, too, President Kbtrt and
the Gustav Bauer Ministry will continue
their functions of power, but it should
be emphasized, howeer, that their
power is not as real as is that of Ger
Statements continue to emanate from
the Government that it Is not concerned
with tho conditions proposed by the
Kapl' revolutionists, and that there Is
no Government crisis, whereas it is, com
mon knowledge that tho Government
recognizes that It faces a new situation,
which can only be dealt with after a
thorough housecleanlng. .
It lSTCgarded .13 inevitable that Gus
tav Noske, against whom thp Socialists
are waging a bitter word war, will re
sign and the Ministry of defence turned
oer to a popular army officer, hut fur
ther Cabinet recbnstructlon presents a
problem of the gravest nature In so far
as the Government is concerned. There
vas an opportunity In tho last few days
to unite both wings of the Socialist
party throughout tho nation, but it was
not taken advantage of, nnd the result
was that the Independents, representing
the radical element In German Social
Ism, havo split into two factions, one
going still further to the Left.
Fnless Kbert Is ready to concede the
disarming of the Reicliswehr imperial
defence troops), or that organization's
limitation to a nominal size, and the
drafting of labor for tho Citizens' Guard,
It Is Improbable that ho will bo able to
hold even his Majority wing following.
Huge Coit of Kni'P Adventure.
Everybody here Is aghast over the cost
of the Kapp adventure. No one will at
tempt to estimate the amount of dam
age that has been dnno as a result of
the general strike ordered by the Ebert
Government as a .'t fenslve measure
when it fled from Berlin last Saturday.
It is freely predicted, however, it will
take at least six months to, restore pro
duction to the point it had reached last
Saturday, when the general strike weapon
was ro effectively brought Into the fight
against militarism. Indeed, it Is held In
well Informed circles here that It may bo
several weeks before workers In the
Ruhr Basin and In mar.y Industrial cen
tres outside of tho Ruhr can bo disarmed
and led back to work.
On all sides is lieard condemnation of
t'ao terrible economic results which are
ctrtaln to follow the JCapp fiasco. Many
persons declare it will require months for
Germmy to regain the position to which
she advanced between tho time of tho
signing of the treaty of Versailles and
the Kapp coup d'etat.
The press of the south of Germany em
phasizes the necessity of the Allies aid
ing in every way In the restoration of
Continued on Third Page.
5 P. M. Sa'urdiy at Main 03i;j, 23)
6 P. M. at former Herald Office, Herald
Building, Herald Square.
5 P.M. at all other Branch Officii.
(Location! lilted on Editorial Paje)
Detail Vote on Rejection of Treaty.
Special to The Sun akd New Yomc Hsiiald.
WASHINGTON, March ig.The detail vote on the rejection of the
treaty of peace with Germany by the Senate to-night follows:
Rail (Del.) ' Jones (Wash.)
Calder (N. Y.) Kellogg (Minn.)
Capper (Kan.) Kenyon (Iowa)
Colt (It. I.) Keyes (N. H.)
Curtis (Kan.) Lcnroot (Wis.)
Dillingham (Vt.) Lodgo (Mass.)
Kdgo (N. J.) McLean (Conn.)
Klklns (W. Va.) McNary (Ore.)
Frellnsluiyscn (N. J.) New (Ind.) 1
i;y.' t . t';p;p Ct )
Arhurst (Ariz. i Myers (Mont.)
Beckham (Ky.) Nugent (Idaho)
Chamberlain (Ore.) Owen (Okla.)
Fletcher (Fla.) Phelan (Cal.)
Gore (Okla.) Pittman (Nov.)
Henderson (New) Pomereno (Ohio)
Kendrlck (Wyo.) Uansdell (Ia.)
King (Utah) Smith (da.)
La Fblletto (Wis.)
Moses (X. H.)
Johnson (S. D.)
Overman (N. C.)
Gronna (N. D.)
Comer (Ala. i
Dial tS. C.)
All Senators not actually voting were paired. The requirement
of a two-thirds majority to carry the resolution made it necessary to
pair two Senators, who would have voted aye with each one who would
have voted no. The pairs under this rule were.
Penrose (Pa.), against ratification with Harding (Ohio), and
Nelson (Minn.), for ratification.
Fall (N. M.), against, with Newberry (Mich.) , and McCumber
(X. I).), for ratification.
Poindextcr (Wash.), against, with Cummins (la.), and.
Townsend (-Mich.), for ratification. f
Smith (Ariz.), against, with Gerry (R. I.), and Jones (N. M.),
IN DIM SUIT
Duchess Ueffins Preliminary
Action for Restitution of
Loxnox, March 19. Tho Duchess of
Marlborough has instituted a suit for
tho restitution of conjugal rights.
The hearing of the case has been fixed
for next Monday.
The petition of tho Duchess, which
is tho usual preliminary to divorco in
England, apparently has caused no
surprise in London. The Marlboroughs
have been separated for a number of
years, the Duke spending most of his
tlmo at Blenheim Castle and the
Duchess living in London. The two
sons of tho couplo havo divided their
time between mother and father.
The magnificent Loudon house of
tho Duchess, which her father, Will
lam K. Vanderbilt. Sr., presented to
her. recently was rented for uso as
offices by the Lcaguo of Nations.
The institution of- a suit for the res
titution of conjugal rights generally is
the first sten in divorce proceedings,
Husband and wife aro called before a
Judge and an effort is mado to smooui
over pending difficulties. In case this
is found Impossible an action for di
vorce usually follows.
The Duchess of Marlborough was Con
Ruelo Vanderbilt, daughter of William
K. Vanderbilt, Sr.. of New York nnd the
present Mrs. O. H. P. -Belmont. Sho
was married to the Duko of Marlbor
ough In New York In 1S95. Tim couple
bnvrt two children. Lord .Tohn, Marquis
of Blandfonl, who Is heir to the title of
puke of Marlborough, anu L,oru Ivor.
Tho Marquis of Blandfonl was married
February 17 to tho Hon. Mary Cado
gan, nleco of the Earl of Cadogan, at
St. Margaret's Church, 'Westminster.
Tho' Klmr and Queen, Princess Mary,
the Queen mother, Alexandra, and other
members of the royal nousenoiu auenu
cd the marriage.
LAST DAY OF WINTER
SEES SNOW BLANKET
Spring Due This Afternoon,
But May Be Modest.
Winter wrapped himself In a winding
sheet of snow, officially estimated one
nnd one-half Inches thick, before spend
ing his last night In this latitude. A
wiimi rain rmno In thn evciilnc and
Ihnroil lioles In. tho evanescent garment.
which will be useless as early spring
Spring is duo hereabout this after
noon. To bo preclro meteorologically, tho
vernal equinox b?gins at 1:59 P. M., and
If two storm centres, ouo to tho west
ward and the other to the south, do not
Interfere there iua im some spring un
phlno and perhaps a few buds may peep
out end ask their neighbors: "la It
warm enough for you?"
DANflEIt IN WET FEET.
Ton can avoid colds by taking Fathtr
John'a 31elc!a to build strength. lip,
Sterling (S. D.)
Sutherland (W. Va.)
Wads worth (X. V.)
. Total, 21.
Simmons (N. 0.)
Smith (S. C.)
Confirmation Is Deferred to
Await Study of Testimony
Vpertal to The Sex .r Nr.w Yokk Hecald,
Washington, March 19. The Sen
ale Foreign Relations Committee re
ported favorably to-day on the nom
ination of Bainbrldgo Colby to ho Sec
retary of State. There were no votes
against the report, and members of
tho committee expressed tho opinion
that confirmation would follow, al
though probably not immediately be
cause of tho desire of the Senators to
familiarize themselves with tho testi
mony developed in tho recent hearings
before the committee.
Mr. Colby's statement to tho com
mittee yesterday was regarded as com
plete answer to all tho various in
timations and suggestions 'regarding
his alleged unfitness for tho office. As
to the statement by Herbert Parsons
or New York. Mr. Colby's answer was
a eompleto and circumstantial denial,
which tho committee accepted in view'
of the fact that upon neither side
could any documents bo produced.
Tho Republicans of the committee
wore disposed to report the nomination
In view of the fact that some of them
believed thero wore embarrassing It not
dangerous aspects Involved In continu
ing opposition to tho nomination. More
over all tho ptecedents In cases Involv
ing nominations of Cabinet members are
opposed to such u course.
-Tho vacancy in tho ofllco of Secretary
of State has resulted in tho piling up of
1,000 applications for passports anl has
caused a temporary letup In tho work
of tho Passport Bureau of the State
Department, which was experiencing the
busiest month In its history,
In the six year period from 1912 to
191S thla Government Issued on an
average of 29,000 passports a y,ear, and
beforo tho war the average never was
more 'than 23,000 annually. In January
12,000 passports were IssueJ and 11,000
In February. The thirteen days In
March during which passports could bo
Issued resulted In tho granting of 11,000
Tho rato of exchange, was given as
ono factor in the heavy travel toward
Europe. Natives of Europe who bad
mado tho United States their home for
several ytars were In a position now, It
was explained, to convert their savings
Into sums which In their native) coun
tries would inako them Independently
wealthy should normal conditions bo re
Tladlum "Worth J 10,000 la Stolen.
Washington, March 19. Radium
allied at approximately MO 000 was
stolen from the Bureau -of Standards
bore Wednesday night, it became known
ItroadMuy Faahlona In "l'lormlora"' dujs.
Head In to-morrow'a Sun-Hcrnld Magazlno
lection how styles hav chant ed since tho
MahnnlM came on mercies. smoKina- good
nr. c.nt oitata. to s tha ori inai "Fioro- J
dors," fiaxttt. Rnrtrat of this creattst of
all slaji t Century t&m. April tf-Mu
Knox at Once Culls Up His
Resolution for Declara
tion of Peace.
LODGE GAINS A DELAY
"It Is All Over," He Says,
When Asked as to Status
CHEAT VOTE A SUKPIUSE
Even if President Jfesuumil
Treaty It Wilt 13o Pigeon- '
holed by Committee.
fipeei.il to Tins Sen am New Yonc IIgsaui,
Washington, March lO.-Hy tho
vote of -If) ayes to 35 noes th Senate
at 0 o'clock this afternoon rejected
the resolution to ratify tho Gergian
peace treaty. The motion required a
two-thirds majority to carry ami
failed to receive It.
If -nil Senators had been In their
seats and otfni,' the veult woultl
hae been ayes' 57, 'noes l!9. As
sixty-four otcs were rcaulrcd. to
ratify the treaty, even this was seven
voles short of the necessary number
Senator Jlllcheock (Neb.), Hie act
ing Democratic leader, admitted utter
the Senate hail adjourned that the
treaty Is dead. He said he (lid not
anticipate that a further effort would
be made to reconsider, although he
admitted that the ruling by President
Pro Tem. Cummins, holding it Impos
sible, was at least of rather doubtful
Immediately aflor the resolution or
rntilicatlon had been, defeated tho
Senate adopted a resolution instruct
ing Its secretary to return the treaty
to the President and notify lilm that
having failed to procure for It the
necessary vote, tho Senate did not
advise nnd consent to the ratlflca
.Hon. This carried, 47 to 37.
A few minutes later a motion to
reconsider the vote on ratification was
made by Senator Robinson (Ark.),
and Senator "Watson (ind.) immedi
ately moved to table It. To table this
motion would end possibility of recon
sideration, hut six "mild reservation
ists" ltepublicans voted with the
Democrats against tabling, and It
lost, ayes, i!4; noes, !!!.
Iuiposolhle to Itcconsldcr.
Fo'r a few minutes the parliamen
tary situation was chaotic. Then on
a point of order tho Chair (Senator
Cummins,, la.) ruled that the mo
tion to reconsider had been mado
too late and was therefore null, be
cause before It was made the Senate
had voted to send the treaty back to
the President. It therefore could not
now reconsider the ratiilcatlou vote.
Senator Lodge (Mass.), the Re
publican leader, said he had no ob
jection to taking another vote on
tho ratification of the treaty, und
thereupon asked unanimous consent
for It nt once. Senators Urandegeo
(Conn.) und Horah (Idaho) said
that several Senators had left the
chamber and one or two hnd left tho
city after the rejection of tho treaty
had been announced and they would
not agree to another vote unless, as
sured that every absent Senator was
At this point Senator Norrls
(Xeb.) suggested the abwrnco of a
quorum. This wns n nmnrnuvcr to
gain time, which the opponents of tho
treaty needed to meet tho situation
that confronted them. They did not
want a seeoud vote Immediately, fear
ing a trick to ratify on the second
roll call because so many Senators
Another Attempt Folia.
The roll call having disclosed tho
presence of a quorum, Senator Robin- -son
presented his proposition In a
new form. . He moved that the Presi
dent be requested to return the treaty
to the Senate, coupling with it a mo
tion to reconsider the vote by which
it hnd been rejected.
Senator Curtis (Kan.) Immedi
ately jumped to his feet nnd mado a
point of order against this motion,
and the Senate was discusslug tho
question of order when Senator
Hitchcock held a hurried whis
pered conference with Senator Hohln
son. While Senator Curtis was still
on his feet Senator Itobinson with
drew his motion.
Senator Lodge at this point took
the Horn and yielded Immediately to
Senator Knox (Pu.), who called up
for consideration his resolution in-,
troduced some monuis ago repeallnjc
me resolution mat, uccinrca a staio oi
flP xtilh Germany and nsklne tip
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