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-WASHINGTON, lHUDAY EVENING, O''tiA'&Y 28, 191G.
GRAVE HINT AT
Well Informed Persons See in It
Direct Bearing Upon Con
troversy With Kaiser Over
Good Faith of Berlin Govern
ment Questioned Some Be
lieve Bernstorff Seeks to
Grave significance is attached in
official and diplomatic circles to a
statement made by President Wil
son in the course of his speech
last night before the Railroad
Business Association in New York,
warning the public that it is im
possible for the Administration to
forecast what will be the inter
national relations of the United
States in the near future.
In the view of many well-informed
persons in Washington,
the statement has a direct and in
timate bearing on the unsatisfac
tory situation with respect to the
diplomatic controversy between
this country and Germany over a
settlement of the Lusitania case.
DOUBT ABOUT GERMANY.
,& Thn JVesider" ald:
"What I am trying to Impress unon
ou now is tliHt the circumstances of
tllP world todav me not whnt llmv uom
vestcrday, or whnt they wore In any of
our yesterdays; and that It is not (rrtaln
what they will be tomnriow. I umnot
tell you what the rlntcrnatinnul rela
tions of this country will lie tomortow,
anil I use the word literallv.
"And I do not date keei silent and let
the country suppose that tomorrow was
certain to bo as bright as today.
"Amerlta will never be the assessor;
America will :ilvvas seek to the last
point at whloh her honor is Involved to
avid the things whlih disturb the peaio
of the world.
But America does not control the clr-
1 lmStHncp of the Wfillfl .mil no ninwt
I" stite that we are faithful servants of
those things whlch we love, and arc
n-iiu.v iu ui'iniu wicin agnui"i everv con
tingency Unit may affect or impair
In this connection it was learned to
dav that some ol the President's ad
isers are tar from satlsticd tiiat
Germany is in good faith seeking to
find a settlement of the Lusitania Issue.
The falluic of Count von Hernstorlt.
the German ambassador, in his last
conference with Secietary of State i.un
alng. to present a communication fiom
his Kovernment satistiug the demands
of the I'nited States, has caused -considerable
Irritation. The suspicion is
beginning to be lelt that the ambassa
dor, under instructions lrom his gov
crnment, is seeking to avoid a settle
ment. U. S. Losing Patience.
Time aid again, it is said in Admin
istration clrclns, Socret.il Lansing ha-
made It plain to the ambassador that
the United states will be aatislled with
nothing short ot a disavowal, embortvitig
an admission that the submarine attack
on the giant Cummter, with her human
cat go of helpless men, women, ana
babies, was an illegal act. ICach tinie
that the ambassador has seen the sec
ietary. however, the pioposals of his
government, though couched In differ
ent language, have tailed to meet this
At the same time. Sccretarv Lansing,
It is stated, has lemlnded Count von
Hcrnstorrr that the original notice or
thin country that she would hold Cer
many to a "strict uccountitbil!l" was
not a meaningless phrase The am
bassador, in turn, has alwavs processed
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Secretary Tells Senate He Can
not Recommend Abolition of
Secretary Garrison todav lined up
Benin anv nlan to decrease the number
of armv posts in the I'nited States He
sent a message, in nnsvor to Sennjor
kcron's resolution, detnlllnir the con
of each post for upVeeo 'Il'l egfihllsh
Hien' He declined tn i "- innd the closlns
of n he js.ild on i'" l hop Is that nil
l"i-i would he cord"'! 'li''e of the
ilili n-'ed lm lcnn in the armv.
Senator Kenvon will continue his fight
for the closing of what he terms useless
and political posts.
Brandeis Is Named
Associate Justice of
U. S. Supreme Court
President Nominates Boston
Attorney to Succeed Late
Justice Lamar on Tribunal.
SERVED IN FAMOUS CASES
He Is Special Counsel to Inter
state Commerce Commission
and a Democrat.
Louis O. Mrandcls, of Boston, tho
famous trust "bustor," was .today
named by President Wilson as' asso
ciate Justice of the Supreme Court of
tho United States, to succeed tho lato
Justice Joseph Rucker Lamar.
The nomination was sent to the
Senate Bhortly after 1 o'clock tills
afternoon. The announcement of the
selection -created Intense HVirpil.se In
political clrclca, as Mr. Brandeia'
name was never mentioned publicly
In connection with the appointment.
As the late Justice Lamar ni a resi
dent of Gcoigla, It was expected 11 at
the now api ointment would go to tt.r-1
State, or ut. least tr that section of tho
All tho Southern States nntlcliathirf
that this would be done, pui foi th fa
vorite so.i.i as candidates. Other names
suggested weio fturr.Cr " Piihident il
liuin II. Taft. Kinnklln K. Lune, Sec
retary .if the interim. I.ind M. it.ir
ilson. Sccu-tary of War, r.cdcrLK V.
Itavinond. or.il V. . Graves of 'li;
sonri, and othrrs
it is stated Hi it tln I'rnul, !.,,,( ir.ul, I
linve liked to have appointed fointer
Pii'sident Tafl. hrt for the fact that
this would base given an overwhelming
KcpuHfmn majority in tlip court.
Mr. Hiandcls, who is niw special
eu.insel to the Interstate Conimetei
C'liiiniimion. Is a 1 eiviernt. nf Hebrew
lalth. and (.Wman parentage. !! ha
hei'n p.s.iociattcd as special counsel
foi the Government In a numhei of
famous trust prosecutions Including
the .Wv- Haven Milt. Ho wan also
actively Identified In the live per cen'
lailroad ial" use as spee.al counsel
for th Intel stale Commerce Commis
sion. Louis I). Brandeis. member of a prom
inent Huston law firm, was born In
Kentucky November 13. KV1. He re
ceived his early education In the public
schools of Louisville, received his l A.. H.
oigree in isi, in uresuen. Germany, and
ne'ved the de3rt,, , f jj, u from H
vard In 1R77.
Jn Now LiiRland he won thu appol
latlon. "The People- Lawver," and
took considerable iirbto In it in 11...
Mast sixteen years he has' ipfuseil
nian.v cases. It is said, for which be
could have named his own price lijs
tlrs twork of a public character whs
in 1 1' 0 1 . when he forced an aldei -manic
Invest mat Ion of certain char
itable Institutions and turned the fee
for the work over to limit v. A
ear's work followed to foice a re
duction in tho cost of Industrial in
surance He won the tight The g.is
companies of Boston consolidated and
raised the price of gas. Brandeis was
given credit for forcing a reduction
Handled Bnllingcr Case.
In 1907 be undertook his first national
fight, a struggle to save the Oregon
law limiting the hours women may
work He defended tho law In the Su
preme Court successfullv
When an effort was under vvav to
smother charges bv Louis R. Glavls
against secietary of the Interior Bal
linger. Mr Brandeis handled the matter j
before the Congressional investigating
committee, with the reMilt of the
uremeni or lialllnger.
In th'r case he ann'iipced this
theory of special privilege
"It is the conception of class tho
conception of pnviloge against the
; eople--lbe belief thut men in exalted
I .-f-.v. .,,. . ..... .,,... ,1,1 II III VAIllll'll
positions must be uotectod at all odds.
uiiu ic.ic me min v.110 is merely a
h.iinble ervnnt of the government has
no right which must lie icpccted."
Religious Controversy Raised by
Admiral's Letter to Relig
LONDON', Jan. 25 The whole contro
versy over the question: "Is God watch
ing this war?" was rovived here today
h publication of a letter from Vice
Admit al Beatty appealing for great re
ligious icvival in ICngland as a neces
sary step toward victory.
The controversy opened several weeks
ago when the mother of u soldier
Killed in France wrote to a London
paper "Wheie was God when my
bo, with his face gashed by n havo
net, died In agony on the battlefield'.'"
Clergymen and nsnostlcs clashed In
debates In the London pap'-rs fot
ii'ui'o than a week.
The clerg.vmen today were elated
over the .stand of Vic Admiral
BeaUy. Bcattv who married the
daughter f Matshall Field of Chi
cago, commanded the British squad
ron that ank the Geiman Bluecher in
the No'th Sea.
In Beatt.v's letter, read at the con
vention of the Society for the Propa
gation of Christian Knowledge, he
"Kngland still remains to he taken
out of the stupor or self. satisfaction
and complacency into which her
flourishing condition has steeped her
Until she cm be Mined out of this
condition, until a religious revival
takes place, just so long as will the
v. ,ir continue.
"When she can look on the future
with 1 .iinbler e.v es and a praei on
liej II'ih, then we can begin to count
the mi) tow aid the end. Your so
ciety Is helping to this end and so Is
helping to bilns the war to a sU'xcss
W1 "- IljlMfMMkH
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS.
One of the Appam's Damaged
Lifeboats Picked Up Off
HULL. Kngl.ird. Jan 2R.- Thf Afrt
can liner Appain is believed to have
been Minlc off the coast of .Morocco.
The steamer left the West African
port of Dakar in Kiench Senegal for
Liverpool Jnmiaiy 11 The Knglish
stc.imei Tieganllc, fiom Puerto oh
ligato. iciHirtcd todav that on Jan
uarv lfi ."he picked up one of the Ap
pam's damaged lifeboats bff the .Mo
roccan coast. The life boat's bow had
been .smashed off It contained three
water ci'-k.i and one liteneir.
Latest advices say the Appam car
ried Si p.seni;eis.
On previoun tilpi northwestward
aloii5 the Afiican coast, the Appam
mnae several stops, picking up passcn-
ge-.i at some portn and dlochaiglng
theni at otheis l-'oi this rcaaon, It la
stated, the exact nuinher of passensers
she mav have' had ahoaid 13 not dell
nitely known. She uhurIIv rnrrl.i a
crrw of moie than Wi. "The Appam
should have icacned port one week ago
Klder, Dempstei .t Co, of Liverpool,
agents foi the Appam, have received
no vv ord trom her.
he Appam was one of the new
I"161" owned by the British and Af
rican Mcamship company and opera t-
e.i uiiurr ine direction 01 l.lfler, JJemp
ster A- Co, of Liverpool She was built
In lf13. dl .placed 7.78: tons and ivas
4J3 feet 1 nlengtr. with a tio-foot iioam.
Her course from Dakar to Knglnn-1
carried her past the I'anarj Islands.
There have been no reports of mi1
maimcs operating off the west coast
of Moiocio It Is possible the liner
foundeied in one of the sevci e storms
reported in all regions of the Atlantic
Representatives of Workers
Vote to Approve Leaders'
Action in Entering Coalition.
BRISTOL. Kngland. Jan S -By a
majoritv of S to 1. representatives of
more than ?,OiX).rO0 Knglish workeis to
day adopted a resolution approving the
action of Aitliur Hendeison and other
labor membeis of Parliament in en'er
ing tho coalition jjovernment
Adoption of the resolution, vindicating
tho action of the laborltes was another
severe blow to the radical Socialists
who made an unsuccessful light ester
day for active opposition to the govern
ment's conscription hill. Had the reso
lution been defeated, Hendeison and
other membeis o' the Ksqulth govern
ment would have been foi ce( to resign.
100 Perish in Wreck
Of Ammunition Train
PKTRHGRAD Jan. IS -One hundred
soldiers and train emploves weie killed
hv the w reel-ins of a Geiman ammuni
tion train en route from L.ilo to
Smoicen. according to advices receivd
heie todav. The train was wrecked bv
a washout und large uuantllkr of sheila
2B0 PASSENGERS ON
SIP BELIEVED SUNK
Widow Near Collapse Under Re
of State's Attorney.
IS HELPLESS OVER DATES
Eleven-Year-Old Lad May Be
Called to Give Evidence to
Save His Mother.
PRO mKNPrc, Jan. 20 Faltering
and worried nlmont tc the point of
cnllipe today by the relentless cross-
sanitation of Attorney Gcneial
Lie" Mrs. Kllznbeth F. Mohr. between
leeltals of her murdered hushand'n
biiitallty to her. still profesned her
love for Dr Slohr.
"He beat me and threatened to
shoot m hi t he was my husband, the
father of my children. a,nd T lovel
hhii with all my soul: 1 still love him
Ihmigh Iip is dead and through it all
I think he loved m ile went out
with other women only for amuse
ment," she s( U'hcil on the witness
Helpless On Dales.
Mrr Mohr was helpless on th:
mattei of dates. The year of her ov n
11-othci s death was vague In her
mind, and she asked time n.ssln to b
allow -d to explain, instead of glvlnjj
Rice addressed Mrs. Mohr ns .Ma
dame" and tcoffed when she voiced her
love for the doctor.
He clashed repcuedlv with Attorn y
dishing ovei his (xamlnatlon. and com
pla'nrd to the court that the wIuufs
'm leln coached Rice usked Mis.
Aohr If It vns ri-ftllv love thHt mtde
her cling to him nd 'he .taiil It w .n-.
Frequency of Beatings.
He tried to show that rhe did not
lnv her husbniid bv clti.is hir testi
mony In the pi -sent trial.
Kvidcntly not ?nll5t'ed with Mm.
Mohr'n iinswcrti yeMerJay repjird'ng
the death of lift molher, lie fjui,tIoif d
her fitrthet slou? the iane line and
m on had the wtc'ow bfcSb co'intvd.
Her first ."tat.-nuM't today av.is thit her
mntlier bail dlrd in l'eliruary. lWt.niiil u
few 'iilnules later she .sftlo It vas In
He followed tbl liv Inquiring sboiit
the freq.iencv of Hie lieatins he ir
ceivfd at tbe lnnd of her hip-band n id
vlu-n the first it Uu-e occurred.
Not Her Cousin.
I'ce ipferred to the case in which
Mar McConzflle a si-rvant In the
Mohr home, was nvolvd. Mis Mohr
ad.ntled that hr own mother' name
vi as .Mary MrComllle but said there 1
was mi relationsnip between them j
and denied ever having said that the
pit 1 was her coiiMln
"I never told Matv to hoot Pi.
Mcdir." Mrs. Moln testified," and I
never told the servants at the New-
pint ustt. that I had seen the doc
tor f - the last time as Ma'y was go
ing to shoot him. I did not Instruct
Jlnrv to uc two bullets if one did
in t do the w oik "
Itice asKed If Mrs. Mcht did not at
tempt to use the MciJon7ille girl's
uisault rbaige to aid in her suit for
divorce Mrs. Mohr denied any such
Lone before court time the streets
sin rounding the court house were
thronged with would-be spectators
I'ashlonablv dressed women, by twos,
threes, and in groups, waited for the
opening of the doors, but the sheriffs
would onlv let in a sufficient number to
fill all the available seats In the court.
Hundreds nunc about the doora. unable
to get in.
Tho defense. It Is learned. Is dis
pleased bv Rice's attack upon Mrs.
Mohr s character Thev assert that the
w nlow has not nut her n.ist life nor her
character at stake, and Inasmuch as the
defense did not go Into It during direct
tcstlmonv It Is unfair that the State
should probe Into It
Charley Mohr eleven-vear-old son of
the murdered doctor, is expected to fol
low his mother on the witness stand to
dav "I don't see how we can do any
thing else but call him." said Attorney
Kttigeiald. "We will want his tesll
monv to corroborate that of his mother."
rjIICMOO. Jan. 2S. Fi.e persons
ciispected of pat tielpatlon in yester
day's darinc robbery of Jake Stahl'J
Washincton Park National Lank, thri-v
thousands of doilars In currency and
coin from a window into the street
v. hen their roomine home was raided
by police today.
A neuMioy, fieorse Mont, picked up
Thiee women were arrested nltb Uie
men. who are to bo lined up bef.ira
bank errplojcs for identif cation.
The raid was made on :i tip from n
woman. Several of the men attempted
to escape, but a ordon of police with
drawn guna blocKcd them at cviy
The money tin own from the window
was in a box, said to contain from
J3,(H)0 to JlO.fflO. Tho exact sum secured
by tho bandits in the hank robbery
was Kivcn out today as $15,616 All of
It was In currency.
Tbe live men arrested In the raid pave
their names R Hairy Brandt. Harry
Krln. A I Hrod. Pal Hoffnmn. and
Chin leu Hums The women cave cvl
dently nctlUoiu name. " "
SOBS HER LOVE
FOR DR. MOHR
DRYS STEAL MARCH
ON WETS; SHEPPARD
BILL BEFORE SENATE
Would make prohibition effective November 1, 1916.
Prohibits manufacture, sale, traffic in, bartering, exchange or giv
ing away of alcoholic beverages.
"Alcoholic beverages" means whisky, brandy, rum, gin, wine, ale,
porter, beer, cordials, hard cider, alcoholic bitters, pure grain
alcohol and all malt containing one-half of 1 per cent of
alcohol. This includes near beer.
Prohibits sale, serving or keeping of alcoholic beverages in clubs
or association headquarters.
Provides fine of from $300 to $1,000 and from thirty days to one
year in jail for selling or serving drinks in violation of the
Prohibits delivery of alcoholic beverages to persons, clubs, firms,
etc., in the District by express companies or other common
"Locker system" in clubs forbidden under penalty of fine and im
prisonment for renter of locker and steward and officials of
Provide fine of from $100 to $500 for those who advertise the sale
of liquor. Like the Alabama law, this includes newspapers.
Limited number of wholesale druggists may sell denatured alcohoi
for mechanical and scientific purposes when affidavit is furnished.
DUE FROM AM ROSE
Receiver Jackson Reports on 'Secretary Urges House to Pass
Affairs of First Co-operative j Pending Bill "As Expeditious
Building, Asspciation. ly as Possible."
hi a report to the Pintrict Supreme
Court today, K. Hilton Jackson, tho
newlv appointed receiver for the First
Co-operative Uulldlng Aysoiiatlnn of
OeorRCtown. ilecl.ires that tbe iinllnul
ilated Indebtedness of tbe former re
irer. William Iarle Ambrose, to the
aSHorlatl'in, amounts to $11,914 Si.
Mr. Jackson ask tbe court for In
struction's with reference to instituting
proceedings for this sum apalnnt tho
American Bonding Company, whope
bond for $50,000 wai executed to Insure
tbe dlcharKe of the duties of the de
Suit Against .Miller.
The report also tails attention to the
fact that an action at law now is pend
ing In the name of William K. Ambrose
a ku I list John Barton Miller, who Is serv
ing a sentence growing out of miscon
duct while nervine as secretary-treasurer
of the hulldlnc asi-oclatlon, and the
question of further prosecution of this
suit l submitted to the court. The ac
tion Is to recover alleged defalcations
amounting to 1100.000.
The court Is further asked. "Can the
acts of Miller Vc attrlbuied to the
breach of faith and mismanapement mi
the part of Die .Inoctors o the build
ing association, -mil should null now lie
brought against them to nuke them
respond In damages? '
The alleged Indebtedness of WlllUm
Karle Ambrose, Is shown In the re
port to consist principally of the pro
ceeds of certain auction Miles said to
bae been conducted by the former
iccclver and not accounted for.
Little For Stockholders.
Apatt from any recovery of the al
leged shortage that might be gained
from the company whoso bond .vas
Mirety for Mr. Ambrose. necel.T
Jackson reports a balance now in his
hands for distribution of J15,T93.:i Tin
leport .-inserts, however. Jiat thore are.
a number of creditors, whose claims
are In the process of adjudication, and
If these aie successfully established,
thcie will be no funds remaining tor
distribution among the Ltockholders
of the issncfatlon.
The rport. wni'h is s volumliio'-s
one, gives In detail the history of the
ttansactlons of the Geot:etown cor
poration beginning with the appoint
ment of Ambrose as receiver on July
PUG OF GERMANY
REP.L.1N (via wireless to Sayvllle),
Jan. 28 The Swiss government todav
formally apologlaed to German for
the action of Swiss students and other
persons In tearing down the German
flag from tho consulate at Lausanne.
The German foreign office has de
manded a further Investigation of the
act and has demanded that the flag
be hoisted again and protected by tho
The rioting students also damaged
the German shield at the consulate, It
As a further expression of regret,
the Swiss Fcdoral Council has decided
to send the chief of Its political le
partmenl to the German ambassador
at Bern to offer an apology.
Rrimary Law Upheld.
T. PACK. Minn.. Jan :'S.-The Min
nesota sum erne court tnda upheld
Minnesota s Presidential utcfeience pri
mary law as legal.
SWSS MUST SALUTE
OF DRY BILL
ficiretHry of War Garrison today gn
bis unqualified Indorsement to a bill
pending In Congress providing for the
ontructlon of a model armor foi the
niMrlit National Cuard
A letter from Kecietar (tarrisnu in
Congressman Clark of Florida, chair
man of the Iloue Committee on Public
nuildlngs and Grounds, urges Congicss
to pass the bill now before it "js ;
pedltiousl as possible "
The bill approed by iccictatv of
War tiarrison carries an apinaiirlitiou
of 51, 750.000 for the construction of :i
model armorv on the Mall, south of l
street northwest, and between Twelfth
and Pouiteenth stieets.
Secretary (Sarrison pointed out tint
the District mllltla Is housed In unsuit
able tented quarters, while variius
States have piolded suitable armoi'es.
He mentions that New York Suite
alone has spent $20,000,000 for armories
to bouse Its mllltla.
The Secretary uiged that the Dis
trict of Columbia should have a model
armory, with a model National Guaid,
'so that visitors from every State in
the I'nion may carr away with them
an idea of what the National Govern
ment, rtesiies the National Guaid to be."
Another argument presented for the
nevr building by Secretary Garrison is
that an armor is needed to store the
1300,000 worth of Government propcit
now In danger from fire
Chairman Clark, of the House com
mittee, has received a letter from Hi ig
(Jen William K. Harvey, commanding
the District National Guard, asking foi
a heailng on the bill providing for an
armory, and urging members of the
committee to go with him to Inspect the
present armory quarters so that they
ma satisfy themselves of the need of
the now armory.
LOOP AT 7TH STREET
Asks Right to Build Track to
Provide Southern Terminal
on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Application for permission to build
a single track terminal loop around
tho O. A. IX. statue at Seventh stieet.
Louisiana avenue, and C street north
west, was icceived by the Public
Ptillties Commission today from the
Capital Traction Company.
Similar request was made In the
company in connection with its ap
plication for extensions of its lines
in Seventeenth Mrcet I street and H
street, which was lefused. The com
pany stats It is of the opinion that
the service furnished the public
would be impi o eel by the construc
tion of the loop, Independent of other
It would establish, it was explained
bv officials, a southern terminal foi
ceitaln cars at Seventh street and
PoniiH lvanln avenue and provide for
n moro flexible service.
Turks and Cossacks in
Battle in Caucasus
CONSTANTINOPl.F. (via Peril-1. Jan.
! -Turkish troons In thf t'niicpsus nie
encaced with Russian Cossh:Is "on the
Tuiklsh rlrht. north of the Muiml i.ver.
the wir office tonoits Fccitiirj ,id
vanerd nost fomhnts. there itr been no
fightlnu of Importance on the center be
ON 0. C. COMMITTEE
Prohibition for Capital by No
vember 1 Next Provided by
the Proposed Act.
WET . FORCES OFF GUARD
Early Vote Assured According to
Plans of Senators Who Seek
to Rout Saloons.
The most important step yet '
taken this session in Congress to
ward settling the question of pro
hibition in the District was taker
in the Senate District of Colum
bia Committee today.
The Sheppard bill "to prevent
the manufacture and sale of al
coholic liquors in the District of
Columbia and for other purposes"
was ordered reported to the Sen
ate without recommendation. The
suddenness of the action was a
surprise to nearly everyone at the
Senator Jones of Washington
later reported the bill to the Sen
ate, and it went to the calendar.
NOW UP TO SENATE.
The action of the committee mear3
that it has passed the prohibition lsi o
up to the Senate, and th.it there i evr
probabllltv of a vote on the Shepp.i il
mcaMire being forced in the Senate be
fore the hcssinn Is far advanced.
In fait. Senator Sheppard gave ro
tice thih afternoon that ah soon as t'c
water power bill is disposed of he w I
move tn take up the prohibition bt I
The water power Mil will 'w taken i'
as 'oon as the pending Philippine bill d
voted on Senator Sheppard'p notice in
Miics an early test.
Senatoi Kcnyon of Iowa mad th'
motion in committee that lesulted n
reporting the bill out. Senator Jam' i
ol Kentucky was the only Senator win
opposed the report. He desired to pi
tnt- matter ovei (oi a week He pointer
out tnat all of the committee would b
at the meeting at that time
The trieniis of the bill declined, how
evei. to maKc any concessions. Tlre
;.-in! that all nuestlonn relating to rr
erendum and other proposed changes hi
,n. n.inac coma come up on tne lloo
oi tin Senate.
The bill as it was ordered reportc 1
provides for 'imbibition in the Dlstrh t
beginning November 1, lBlii. it was or
deicil amended in non-essential partir
In.-- bv the committee befoie the rcnor
w.. decided on
Senators in favoi of prohibition vver-cn-i.tlv
Pleased at the outcome. Scnato
Shei'imid. author of the bill, declared
h" was much pleased.
Those at the meeting todav were Sen
ntui". Mnlth of Marvland. chairman
Janie. Dillingham. Works. Sterling
Kfioon. Jones and Martin It is no
ticeable the friends of prohibition were
out in foice and its opponents were noi
That the fi lends of a -wet" Dlstrl
wer' caught napping Is asserted. ()
the question of reporting the bill, thr
vote was viva voce and no record wa
made lifforts were made to have a
icfiiendum vote and to have hearings,
but these proposals wero voted down.
Holds Quiet Meeting.
It developed, also, that the prohibi
tion subcommittee of the main com
mittee quietlv met yesterday after
noon and voted to report to the main
committee in favor of the action take"
today. Senator Kern, chairman, re
cently resigned fiom the Dlstrl' t
Committee Senator Martin of Vli
ginla called tbe subcommittee togetb
ci. Those present were Senatoi -Mai
tin, SauUbury. Works, and Jonc
it was tbe feeling' of most of th
committee that thcie was nothing t
be gained b. having hearings, ina
njuch a- the subject ha3 heretofoic
been well threshed out.
The point was made b.v friends of pro
hlbltlnn todav that to get the measui
on the calendar so eaily In the sesslo
made it piact'cally impossible for
vote to be blocked b.v dilatory tactl'
Moreover, while the unexpected pros
less has been made on the Sheppai i
bill for a 'di" Dlstric, thr Judicial'
Committee is disposed to hurry alon1;
the proposed national prohibition amend
ment. The Sheppaul b'll. as tepoiled. Is
.weeping prohibition nieasuic It vvoul .
it enforced, put the lid on tight on the
liquor business in the Capital.
Rhine Ship Service to
U. S. Contemplated
noTTKHMxM Jan -N The news
miner Xii-v v'ainlcntar icpoits .hat the
Holland-Vice-ic an line is cmu'ii. tin
negotiations toi the inirclmo of a n
of JIhlne stcnnie-s for urt In trnSior
inc goods from Germany down the
Rhine to America.