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If 1919 PRICE TWO CENTS VOL LXI NO. 155 POPULATION 29,919 NORWICH, J CONN.,"- TUESDAY, " j 10 PAGES 76 COLS. REVELRY AND PATHOS PRECEDED THE. EXIT OF ALL BACCHANALIAN BEVERAGES Popular Restaurants of New With Lights and Filled to " In the Poorer Side Streets Hundreds of Liquor Addicts Sought Supplies In the Hope of Gradually Breaking the Shackles In Some Sections the Police Were Obliged to Establish Waiting Lines. Xcw Tort. June 30. Mourned by one of the greatest crowds of "high livers" that ever struggled its way in to cafes, hotels and plain thirst quenching emporiums, "hard liquor" retired from public life in New York at midnight. The popular restaurants and cafes in Broadway were aglitter with lights nd filled to capacity with gay crowds that rivalled those .that have attended the city's traditional Nt.v Tear's colorations or even the armistice night outburst. The passing of strong drink had its raihetic. as well as its mock-serious and its purely hilarious sides. Lined before the doors of closely- ALLEGED LAXITY IN JAIL WHERE WILKINS SUICIDED Mineoia, N. T., June 30. Testimony regarding alleged laxity in conduct of the Nassau County jail, where Dr. Wal ter Keene Wilkins committed suicide last night by hanging while awaiting sentence for the murder of his wife, tv ere drawn from witnesses examined today in the inquiry begun by Supreme onrt Justice David Manning into cir- -ii mstanees surrounding the aged physician's death. At the hearing, held in the court room in which Dr. Wilkins was pro nounced guilty. William Henderson, a keeper assigned to watch the convicted man. and Joseph Van Lasky, a prison er, testified it was not the custom to lock up prisoners in the cells of the tier where Dr. Wilkin3 was confined. "Do you mean to say that the pri soners were allowed to go and come as they choose to roam about the cor ridors?" Justice Manning asked.. - Yes." Henderson replied. "Well, a very loose method of run ring a jaiL I must say," said Justice Manning. "I don't know what you are There for, I'm sure. That's enough for you." Pnineas Seaman, sheriff of Nassa u County, approached the bench to ex plain that although prisoners' cells were not locked, it was impossible for them to escape from their cells because of barred gates for the tiers. "I do not care to hear about that." said Justice Manning, "but if I were the sheriff I would keep the prisoners locked up.' $2SC6a SUIT i'OR, INCOME-- - f AND EXCESS PROFITS TAXES Boston. June 3i. Suit for S2.S56.634 was instituted Vy the government to day azalr.sl the wool firm of English A. O Brien to cover income and excess profits taxes. William A. English and John H. O'Brien, members of the firm who pleaded guilty recently to de frauding the government by ' evading payment of taxes, had offered to set tle the case for. J1.500.0U0 in an ef fort to keep out of jail, but the fed eral court last Friday imposed fines cf $10,000 and ordered that the men serve 18 months each in jail. Assistar.t United States Attorney Goldberg said that of the amount for which the suit is brought, $1,379,817 represents taxes which .were evaded and a similar sum represents the 100 3er cent- fine provided by law for evasion. From the total there is de ducted $209,000. representing the taxes actually paid the government. The writ in the case is returnable in Sep tember. NEW COUNCIL OF FOUR ASSUMES DUTY TODAY Paris. June 30. (By The A. P.) The new council of four, consisting of Ste phen Pichon. the French foreign min ister. Robert Lansing. American sec retary of state, Arthur J. Balfour, the British foreign secretary, and Tomas o Tittoni. the Italian (foreign min ister, will meet tomorrow afternoon to outline the method of procedure of the peace conference, which is likely to undergo many changes. M. Pichon win be chairman of the council. It is probable that a body similar to the old council of ten will 1-e constituted but the council of four will continue the work of direction. The missing clauses in the Austrian treaty probably will be delivered to the Austrian delegation before the end cf the week, but it seems unlikely that the treaty can be signed before July 31. at the earliest. JAPAN DENIES CHARGE OF ALLIANCE WITH GERMANY Paris. June 30. The Japanese peace delegation today issued a categorical denial of a statement appearing in a rewspaper printed in English in Paris to the effect that Japan and Germany had arranged a secret alliance, aimed eventnaliy to include Russia, and that only the overthrow of the Hohen zollerns and the arrival of the armis tice prevented its signature. The delegation says that the story was of German origin, revamped for the moment fo the signing of peace to discredit Japan and poison the public mind against her. GERMAN PEACE ENVOYS HAVE RETURNED TO BERLIN Berlin. June 30 (By the A. P.). Hermann Mueller and Dr. Johannes RelL the German peace treaty signa tories, arrived here at 4 o'clock this afternoon. Membra of the party said that just before arriving at Com- piegne occupants of the dining car were startled by a stone or a piece of fireworks thrown into the car through an open window from the di rection of a crowd celebrating the signing of peace. .FOUR FIREMEN KILLED IN FIRE AT NORFOLK, VA, Norfolk, Ta, June 30. Four fire men were killed and tobacco worth a million dollars was burned today in a fire which threatened to destroy a warehouse of the Imperial Tobacco company. The building and contents were valued at $4,000,000. NAVAL APPROPRIATION BILL NOW READY FOR SIGNING "Washington, June 30. Enactment of th $16,0fl0,0O naval appropriation bill wa completed late today with the adoption of the conference report on tr.e measure by the house and senate. York's Broadway Were Aglitter Capacity With Gay Crowds- . jammed "family liquor stores" and other saloons in the ' poorer side streets, were hundreds of liquor ad diets, seeking to add further to the meagre supplies they had been able to lay in for the lean "- season before which they hoped gradually to "drop the shackles." Before many saloons, the crowds became so dense that the police were obliged to establish wait ing lines. Many of the city's saloons will be locked permanently tomorrow, and several of the larger hotels have an nounced their bars will ' not open again. A majority of the "thirst par lors." however, will be open for the sale of 2.75 per cent beer and light wines. AMERICANS IN CLASH WITH FRENCH AT, BREST Brest, June 30. Two French civilians were killed and five American soldiers and sailors were injured severely and more than 100 wounded in riots here last night. Two of the American sol diers are expected to die. i, The casualties occurred as a result of the exchange of shots between Am erican military and naval police and French sailors. ' The trouble - began, according to available accounts, when an American naval officer, who is said to have been drinking heavily, tore down a- French flag and tramped on it. A crowd of Frenchmen attacked the officer and it is said, kicked and beat him until he was unconscious. Americans who passed by and who were not aware of the cause of the fight went to the aid of the naval of ficer. The fight then became more general. A mob of French civilians and sol diers and sailors attempted to rush the hotel Moderne, where American officers were quartered. They burned a sentry box and threw stones at Am ericans in uniform wherever they found them. The Americans, it is said, re taliated. A company of Marines with fixed bayonets was hurried to the scene and the Americans soon restored order. Admiral Henri Salau'n, the French na val commander at Brest, ordered the Marines to return to their barracks. As the- Marines marched back to their quarters, they were pursued by a mob tiirow-Jng stones . agd. hrfKicn.-' -r v SKEELS MURDER TRIAL IS NEARING THE END Lawrence, Mass.. June- 30. The de fense rested late today in the trial of Mrs. Bessie M. (Skeels) Lundgren for tne murcter or Miso Florence W. Gay. It is expected that the state will con clude its rebuttal testimony tomor row and that the case will go to the jury either Wednesday, or Thursday. Dr. Robert L. Emerson, testifying for the defense as an expert toxicolo gist. said that the chemical tests use.d by Dr. William F. Whitney, who ex amined for the state organs from Mirs Gay's body, were inaccurate. After the defense had rested, .re buttal testimony for the state was given by Mrs. Nellie Dewolf, of Wbit neyville. Conn., first wife of Frank Skeels. She told of their marriage in 1S86 and said they went to Paterson. N. J., where Skeels was manager of a sewing machine company's office. She said she worked as a bookkeeper there and Bessie Wilkins (the defend--ant) was employed as a demonstrator in the.oflice. COMPENSATION INSURANCE FOR INDUSTRIAL CASUALTIES Xew York, June 30. The national council on workmen's compensation insurance, at a meeting here today, authorized the formation of a commit tee to devise a plan for the standard ization of state compensation rates for workmen who are killed or injured in industrial occupations. The members of the committee will be selected from the different etate bureaus and state boards of insurance. SOME POINTS IN TREATY SIGNED WITH POLAND Paris, June 30. (By -The A. P.) The treaty which the entente powers and the United States signed with Poland was made public today. Under this instrument Poland agrees to protect the minorities against discrimination and assumes payment of such share of the Russian debt as shall be assigned to her by the inter-allied commission. PEACE TREATY TO COME BEFORE COMMONS THURSDAY London, June 30. Premier" Lloyd George announced the peace treaty signed with Germany would be brought before the house of commons Thurs day. He said he would introduce a bill to enable the government to put the provisions of the treaty into effect. At the same time he will take the op portunity to discuss its terms. HOLLAND WARNED TO KEEP FORMER KAISER INTERNED London, June 30. The allied gov ernments have represented to the gov ernment of Holland the necessity of taking steps to prevent the departure of the former German emperor from Holland, C. B. Harms worth, under secretary of state for foreign affairs, announced in the house of commons this afternoon. HALIFAX CELEBRATED SIGNING OF TREATY Halifax, N. S., June 30. The cele bration here of the signing of the peace treaty included a salute of 101 guns from the citadel today. Official notification of the signing was receiv ed by military authorities last night, more than 35 hours after news des patches had made the announcement. TO LIMIT FUND FOR AVIATION TO $15,000,000 ' Washington, June 30. Without a reccrd vote, the house late today In structed its conferees on the army ap propriation bill to insist -that the fund for aviation be limited to $15,000,000. This amount, originally provided by the house, was increased to $55,000,000 in the senate and the conferees bad compromised at $M0,0OO,00o. - -. . .,. Cabled Paragraphs Dirigible R -34 Not Ready. East Fortune, Scotlajid, June ' 30. (By The A. P.) The giant British di rigible R-3 4 will not be able to start on ; its proposed trans-Atlantic flight for two or three days unless there is an unexpected improvement in wea ther conditions. DE VALERA MAKES STATEMENT TO MASSACHUSETTS SOLONS Boston, June 30. The Massachusetts legislature heard today from Earnonn De Valera, president of the "Irish re public," a statement of political con ditions in the Emerald Isle. He de clared that "if we could get a plebis cite we could carry it 4 to 1" for the republic. ' . Crowds filled the galleries and choked the floor, the whole assembly on its feet and cheering loudly. The tri-color of the "Irish republic" was waved from the seats of legislators and cheers were given for the "republic." Mr. De Valera in his address said the cause of the "republic" had found general favor with the people of Ire land. 'It is said that the Irish are divided among themselves." he said. "This Is not so in respect to this question. -If we could get a plebiscite we could carry it 4 to 1. Ulster is mentioned as an exception, but Ulster is a very small part of the island. In some parts of Ulster there are very small majori ties opposed, and in others the ma jority sympathizes with most -of the people of Ireland. "Minorities have a right to look for guarantees from- the majority, but they have no rfeht to be unreasonable. To day the rights of the majority in Ire land are sacrificed to the minority of Ulster." . ... SON REMOVED AS TRUSTEE OF ESTATE OF JAY GOULD New York, June 30. George J. Gould was removed by Supreme Court Justice Whittaker late today as execu tor an dtrustee of the estate of the late Jay Gould, his father. The court based its action upon the motion made by Frank Jay Gould, a brother of George. In his decision. Justice Whittaker reviewed all of the numerous allega tions of wrongful acts and .wrongful attitudes charged against the "oldest of the sons of the late railroad mag nate" in Frank Gould's motion, but declaring it impossible to unravel "his apparent legerdemain of fi nance" with the aid only of affidavits, he based his decision on three of the allegations whieh' he said had been "admitted- and indiaoutablv nroved" George Gould's attitude in admitting" tnese . tnree acts, was , in itself - suf ficient grounds,; for his removal, the - f The charges on" which Justice Whit taker based his decision wereti - "The failure of the trustees to di vide the .: estate into ' six separate trusts. - , . . ' 1 "The acceptance of a commission on the sale of 210,028 shares of stock. "The, mingling of trust funds with George J. Gould's own funds." WHEAT IN -ALL CANADIAN ELEVATORS. COMMANDEERED Toronto, Ont., June 30. Wheat in all Canadian elevators has ' been com, mandeered by the board of grain su pervisors in order to provide Greece with 15,000,000 bushels within the next twelve months, it was announced here tonight. No shipments can be made at present, without permits from the board. - , It was explained this method is to be -employed in order that Greece's supply of wheat may be furnished as rapidly as possible from the different elevators where it is held. The first part of the order, 3,500,000 bushels, must be filled within two months and a large part of this is now at Mon treal awaiting shipment July 15. All Canada s wheat is now m the hands of millers, and experts assert there is enough to meet the reauirementa of Greece as well as the dominion until the new crop arrives. It is expected here that the restrictions now in force will be lifted within a few days. AMERICAN LABOR PARTY i TO MEET IN CLEVELAND New York, June 30. The question as to whether a national ticket shall be put into the field by the American labor party-will be decided at a con ference of delegates from ten states where the party is organized to "be held at Celveland shortly after Labor day, according to an- announcement made today by T. M. Daly, the party's na tional organizer. Mr. Daly said that the repeal of the federal prohibition Amendment would be one of the planks of the party platform. Delegates from Ohio, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, ; Connecticut, Massachu setts, Washington, Oregon, Montana and New York will attend the confer ence. CHANGE IN COMMAND OF- FLAGSHIP PENNSYLVANIA New York, June 30. To the boomir' of salutes irom the big guns of the flagship Pennsylvania lying at anchor in the North river, command of the Atlantic fleet changed hands today when Admiral Henry T. Mayo, its wartime commander, was "piped over the side" and Admiral Henry B. Wil son, who commanded the naval patrol forces overseas during the war, suc ceeded him as senior- admiral of the fleet. ' Hundreds of naval officers of ' the Pacific and Atlantic fleets and their guests participated In the festivities attendant upon the transfer of com mand of the Atlantic fleet. - .... RECEPTION FOR HEAD OF THE 102D REGIMENT New Haven. Conn,. June 30. Offi cers of the 102d regiment at a meeting here tonight made plans for the re ception to-be given Colonel John H. Parker, former commander of the regi ment, at Woolsey hall next . Sunday. Governor Holcomb and the mayors of Hartford, - Waterbury, - Bridgeport, Merlden and other' cities were invited to be present. LETTISH TROOPS NEAR. RIGA; ' GERMANS ARE EVACUATING Copenhagen, June 30 (By the A. P.). Lettish -troops are within nine miles of Riga and the Germans are evacuat ing the city, according to a 'despatch received by . the Lettish press bureau from Libau. . Honesty between susbands and wives im the beet insurance against divorce. . . . , . - -v Italy ; Experiences : Serious Earthquake More Than a Hundred Persons Were Killed and Several Thousand Injured in Three " Provinces. flv ''' . Florence, June 30. (By The A. P.) The victims of the .earthquake so far reported'number-more than a hun dred killed and several thousand in jured. A .million and;' a half people of the provincesof Florence, Arezzo and Siena, -"where the . shocks- were" es pecially severe, 'spent the night in the open air.- : :; ; . t --.s.r --i"'-, -' -- The Dutchess of Aosta, whose hus band .is the cousin of ..King Victor Emmanuel, visited part, of the strick en "area for the- purpose of rendering assistance. v ,-Ttie prefect-. Count 'Olgi ati, accompanied by engineers, soldiers andri Red Cross workers, proceeded through the scene .witn medical and other supplies. t All the hospitals here are filled with wounded, and the work of rescue is going pn under, difficulties. - -. The shocks began about 8 ' o'clock Sunday morning. They were very slight at first', but, continued: at. "intervals- until they reached their maxi mum intensity at 5 o'clock in the aft ernoon. This was in the sixth degree and the terrifying " rumbling caused much alarm, the vibration breaking telegraph and telephone wires, set ting church bells ringing and in some cases,' bringing down the domes of churches. ' t This earthquake is the most severe that Tuscany has suffered in the past fifteen "years. The full force of , the disturbance was felt in the beautiful valley of the Mugello, enclosed be tween lofty mountains on the west ern, slofe-of'the central Appennines. Vicchio. a village of 1,200 inhabitants, suffered most, most of the local doc tors Jseing among the victims. : EARTHQUAKES CAUSED ; 127 DEATHS IN TUSCANY Rome, June 30. (By - The -A. - P.) Earthquake shocks in Tuscany' Sun day caused the - deaths 'of -127 , persons and injuries to several thousand,?- ac cording to the latest advices (from Florence. The center-of the seis mic movement apparently was Vic chio, a town of 11,000 inhabitants fif teen miles northeast' of - Florence: Airplanes have been sent , in all di rections along the Appennee ' Moun tains seeking information. -It is fear ered some regions may have "been iso lated by destruction of all means of communication. - - Speedy relief in the. damaged area, it is reported, is rendered somewhat difficult because of the scarcity of supplies and lack cf transport- ion fa cilities, because of war conditions. KILLED A GROCER WHO . REFUSED TO" GIVE HIM MONEY .Ve?d - MayBee:-y-TtffStfffed "1ngerier-.il -ses- eiotifl .-court .here today that William Walters',; , her sweetheart, who- is on tiral -for murder in the' first degree, had .confessed to her that he-killed a grocer who - refused to srive him the mone- yto take her to a dance. "I had a date with Will on the night of March 29," Miss Berry sebbed as she told the story which may send young Wralters to the electric chair. "He--did not show up and it was the next day before I saw him. I asked him why he: disappointed me and he replied by askinjr if I had heard about the -shootinsr; of -Leo Ruben. "I told him I had and he - replied, "Well. I shot him.' I asked him whv and he said Ruben had refused to give him money which he was tryinsr to get to take me to the dance. I told him I didn't .believe his story, but he in sisted that it was true." VIRGINIUS MAYO HELD FOR THE GRAND JURY New York, June 30. Virginius J. Mayo, New York engineer, arrested here last March on -a complaint charging bigamy filed by Mrs. Wil helmi.nn Myers -Mayo, today was held In $2,000 ball for the grand jury. - The complainant charges that when Mr. Mayo married her in 1904 he alreadv was wea to a Florence Weeks, who sh" says he married in Binghamton in 1890. Ford After His Seat In Senate 4k'-- Senator Truman II. Newberry, ef Michigan,'; for whose seat in Con gress Henry Ford is making a con test. .- Senator -Newberry was Soo-' retary of the Navy 'in the' iblnt of President Rao.-relt, Dooembw. " .l.' 3S05, to March 6r'1909. ! He wo Cemnnuvter on thfc IS. S. S.,,Ye: m!t m the Sp&DtuhruVsseoao We fvw oae Qoymmr el KteftigWi i ChargCeague of Propaganda Senator Borah Declares Mor - gan Interests ' Purchased New York-Post For;That , Purpose.- . ..' ', l : Washington, June 30. . Senator Borah, republican, Idaho,?, charged in the senate today that Thomas L. La mont, representing the Morgan inter ests, had purchased the New York Evening Post for the purpose of using it- in connection with propaganda in favor of the League. of Nations. Senator' Borah declared that- before the debate on the League closed he would show that big financial Interests were in conclave to exploit the natural resources of - Europe and have the United States .underwrite the . invest ment. . , "The mask of hypocrisy will be torn off," he ' said, "and even the sacred name of an- ex-president cannot be used to "protect the men who propose to sell- out this country." The Idaho senator, read from a pub lication of the - League to Enforce Peace a statement that three fourths ef the contributions to that organiza tion came from business men and said that while tahe name of Kuhn, Leob and Company was not among the con cerns mentioned, he had evidence that it should be there. . Reading a letter which he said had been sent to agents of the league urg ing that telegrams and representatives be- sent to Washington to aid in in fluencing - senatorial opinion. Senator Borah said: . ,'Yet these people are determined that there shall be no popular vote upon this proposition while they or ganize for the purpose of having cer tain , influential genttejnen come here to confer with senators and create a false impression." LEAGUE OF NATIONS ' - DEBATED IN SENATE . Washington, . June 30. The League of Nations convenant and the influ ences at work to secure its acceptance by the United States furnished the vehicle today; for another long debate in the senate. Renewing his charge that' interna tional bankers are sponsoring the lea gue f6r selfish purposes, Senator Borah charged that the League to Enforce Peace, headed by Former President Taft, also was controlled by the bank ers. Senators Hitchcock, democrat, of Nebraska, defending Mr. Taft and" his organization, replaid that not only business men' but organized labor, the churches, the farmers and . the people generally were demanding ratification of the covenant. The league covenant was . defended also by Senator Gerry, .democrat, of Rhode Island, in. a speech declaring it the only; hope of Europe ; during re construction, and was attacked by Sen Sioiui'!J,xubIicanC.of New,lIexiqo, who declartftffee 'could, not. vote for its ratification without violating his. bath as a senator. ' ' Many others' -were 'drawn -into "the debate, which occupied virtually" the entire day's session. . ' CONGRESS FAILED TO CLEAR APPROPRIATION BILLS Washington, June - 30. Congress failed today in its attempt to enact the remaining appropriation -bills, be fore adjournment and to recess until next Monday. Unexpected house opposition to the conference agreement on the $.66, 000,000 army appropriation bill and obstruction by house democrats to other measures forced adjournment of both the senate and house until to morrow. With all the appropriation measures needed July 1 to provide funds for many government agencies beginning the new fiscal year, leaders hoped to clear up Sl.ouo.ooo and providing a na val personnel of 170,000 men, was the only one completed today. Conference agreements were reached on all oth ers, including reduction of the sundry civil bill from $775,000,000 to $605,000, 000. Two important bills .the $26,000,000 agricultural appropriation measure, carrying the rider repealing the day light saving , law October .26 and that ending government control of wires, expected to be effective July 31 were sent 'late today to the White House. FORMER GERMAN CROWN ' PRINCE ESCAPED SUNDAY Brussels, June 30. (By The A. P.) The former German crown prince, Frederick William escaped from the island of Wieringen Sunday, accord ing to an Amsterdam despatch to the Soir. J ' The flight of the former German crown . prince from his place of in ternment has been expected, as it was reported in various despatches that preparations were under way for his hasty departure on the signing of the peace treaty. Several . vessels were said to have been seen lying off the island. . . Once before on June 26, it was re ported through the British intelligence department, that Frederick William Hohenzollern had . left the island and proceeded into ; Germany. y - IRISH DELEGATES SEND NEW NOTE TO CLEM ENCEAU ' Paris, June 30. (By A. P.) Irish American delegates, here in the inter est of the Irish Independence move ment, sent a new note to , Premier Clemenceau today in which they charg ed the British with bombarding Irish towns from airplanes, "wantonly mur dering women and children." They said also the British are issuing "frequent orders of banishment. -j. - They asked the appointment, of a special investigation commission. COUPLE BURNED TO DEATH . . , IN HOME AT GUILFORD ' Guilford,' Gonn, June 30. Wilbur B. Bradley and his wife, Jennie,, of (New York -city, - were burned to death in their summer home here today. . .The fire started "in the kitchen and it was evident- that both, had tried to escape from- their chamber. ... Mrs.' Bradley, who was a Miss Spelley, leaves a brother in . Cihcago. . Her family , had owned the house which. ,waa built in 1750. ; TO DISCUSS LEGAL ASPECTS OF THE PEACE CONFERENCE Boston, June" SO.--Secretary "of State Lansing will discuss "some legal as pects of he peace conference" at the annual meeting ef the American Bar association to be held here Sept. "3-5. The association's sessions were. -to be held at New London, Conn-.r--.but "be cause of the large attendance expected they were transferred to this cltT.- . I Condensed Telegrams; Former Premier Orlando, of Italy, has left for Sicily for a long rest. Sinn Fein headquarter .was raided in Dublin and the building searched by the' miltary-' ' .. '. - ' The deetroyer Moody-and Henshavw and submarine RtIO were- launched at Quincy, Mass. . ; t ' ' ' ' ' '- ' ' :- French Chamber of Deputies voted an appropriation of $800,000 to defray the expenses of the victory celebration in Paris on July 14. - , Dr. Epitacio Pesso,' Preident-e4et of 'Brazil,.-arrived in Canada. He was given a dinner by the Duke of Devon shire, -Governor General. ..' Danish Government reports German are selling public buildings and. prop erty in Schlesswig given to Denmark under terms of the treaty, r - Funds for naval aviation ' for 1920 were fixed at 25.000,000 under a com promise agreement between memfoers of the House and Senate conferees: Princess Paul, widew of the Grand Duke Paul, who was murdered by the Bolshevists in Petrograd,' has return ed .' to Firiland with ier son ' from Sweden. Taxpayers who made a mistake in their income tax reports should noti fy the Internal Revenue Office' at once. Every suspect will be investi gated. " -J. H. Skoning, of the Cleveland - Chicago- air mail service, set a new record when -he traveled from -Cleveland to Chicago in 2 hours and 32 minutes. Admiral von Reuther, who wa in command of the German fleet which was sunk in Scapa Flow, was recognis ed when he called at a London bank and assaulted. - According to a telegram received at London from Ukrainia, anti-Bolshevist leaders in the Ukraine are push ing -a successful campaign against the Soviet forces. Navy seaplane N -9 fell 200 feet into the Delaware "River, near League Is land, while giving an exhibition flight The piiot and mechanician escaped without - injury. Striking ranway men in Berlin dis trict, numbering about 20,000 shop and yard men, decided to continue on strike in spite of the demand of their unions to return to work. Fire destroyed the three-story building of the Cropsey & Mitchel Lumber Co. -at Cropsey avenue and 3oth street near Coney Island: Dam age is estimated at $25,000. American steamship Houma arrived at New York with eight men of the crew of the British schooner Phileen. The schooner was shipwrecked 225 miles West of, the Azores. - Brig. Gen. William Crozier, former Chief of Ordnance, asked the House committee investigating war expendi tures to make some report on the con duct of the Ordnance Department. Prince of Wales, now being 25 years old, King George decided he should -have his own residence, and York House, St. James, the home of his boyhood days was ' selected. Th"ty-aix. al'ens convicted as Red who were spreading disloyal litera ture were deported through Ellis Is land. There are 22 more, three of them women, awaiting,, deportation. -Distinguished Service Order Medal was JfiYerj,9TCap.u Cu..A. jjUL ilJUaa chestr -Riftes,- fdr-bravery in Northern Russia. He attended Bolshevist meet ings and rendered other valuable work. An all-night . watch brought about the arrest of 10 alleged prohibition blockade runners coming into Con neaut, Ohio,: from Pennsylvania. Beer and whiskey worth $3o,000 was seiz ed. - House committee investigating right of Victor L. Berger, Milwaukee Soc ialist, to . a seat in this ' Congress, agreed to a . further postponement of the hearing at the request of Bearer's lawyer. - Prosecutor General Irola, of Milan, was dismissed -after accusations were filed against him of bad preparation of the case of Alfredo Cocchi, charged with murder of Ruth Cruger in New York. .Twenty-seven members of the Bal timore Fire Department were over come with the smoke in a fire that started in the New Pork Boat Co.'s pier. The loss was estimated at $200,000. According to an announcement at the headquarters of the Salvation Army at New York, Evangeline Booth, commander, : will receive the Disting uished Service 'Cross in Washington, July 10. King George summoned to Bucking ham Palace Col. Lloyd Griscom, form er American Ambassador to Italy and conferred on him the honor of Knight Commander of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. Five . persons, four of whom are members of one family, were killed when their automobile was . struck by a Metropolitan express at Ridgeview Park crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad near Derry. Pa. Discovery of what is said to be a widespread conspiracy to permit Aus trians and Hungarians to leave the country . on fraudulent passport pre vented the sailing of 110 aliens in the French steamship Rochambeau. - Korea served notice on the State Department and on Premier Clemen ceau that - the revolutionist govern ment of the Korean Republic will not be bound by signatures of the Ja panese delegates to the peace treat. Corporation counsels of eight cities, in session at Syracuse, N. Y., decided to make no effort to enforce war-time prohibition by any . officer charged with the . regular enforcement of the law, unless otherwise instructed by the Government. ' Herr Scheurmann, correspondent at Versailles of the Deutsche Tageszei tung, declared in a report received in Berlin, that he understands all the Ger man correspondents who lived at head- Will be demanded for trial by the Al- quarters at Charleville, during the war, lies. CRITICIZED ARRANGEMENTS FOR" PEACE CEREMONIES Paris, June 30. Criticism of the ar rangements for spectators at the peace ceremonies Saturday was voiced in the senate chamber, here today by Senator Jenouvrier. He expressed regret that Marshals Joffre and - Petain were not present at the Versailles ceremony. Certain of the great - leaders, he said, were, present, including General De Castelnau and General Maunoury, but, he added, ."where? On the last bench at the bottom of the hall, with all sorts of young men and women in front of them:" - Senator Gardin de Villaine deplored that places had not been found for 27 senators, veterans of the war of 1870, although many women had places there. President Dubost closed the dis- j cussion. . i MUNICH KRUPP WORKS. SOLD TO AMERICANS ' London, June 30. The Krupp"works at Munich have been sold "to .Ameri cans according to despatches from Munich quoting newspapers there. It is' added several industrial concerns in" the Bavarian capital also have passed in t JAmi-ir-M hands. , - ATTEfWPT TODAY T SA F 2.75 PER CENT. CONN. TO BE BONE DRY T Ruling Made By Department of Justice Pending Decision By Federal District Court of New York Every Govern mental Agency Is to Be Set to Work to Prevent the - Manufacture and Sale of Whiskey and All Beverages As to Whose Intoxicating , Powers There Is Doubt ' Prohibition Members of the House Are to Submit a BUI For Enforcement of War-Time Prohibition. "Washington, June 30. As wartime prohibition took effect tonight the de partment of Justice announced that its agents throughout the country would not attempt tomorrow to stop the sale of 2 3-4 per cent. beer. This eleventh hour development, a flat reversal of an earlier ruling today by the department, was due to the un certainty as to how the federal district court of Xew York might rule on a pending claim by brewers that beer containing that much alcohol was not intoxicating. But while this uncertainty existed as to beer of lighter alcoholic percent age than that sold generally heretofore, full, warning wan given that with re spect to whiskey and all beverages as to whose intoxicating powers there was no doubt, every governmental agency would be set .at work in a de termined effort to prevent their manu facture and sale. How long the sale of 2 3-4 per cent, beer might continue would depend or dinarily upon the speed of the courts, but congress meanwhile will step to the front in an effort to complete the effectiveness of the wartime law. Exactly what they have refused heretofore to do. prohibition members of the .house will now attempt pas sage of a straight, clearcut bill for enforcement of wartime prohibition. When word spread tonight that the attorney general, by his ruling, had permitted beer saloons and breweries to remain in operation, members of the judiciary committee counted noses to find a sufficient number ready to go to the front to demand Reparation of the enforcement measures so us to get through at once a bill that-would stop the sale of all beer containing more than one-half of 1 per cent, alcohol. Congressional leaders, it was said, refused to abandon plans for a recess beginning probably tomorrow in order to put the bill through as an emer gency measure. There were indications tonight that a hard fight would be made in behalf of an amendment to be offered by Representative Igoe, demo crat, of Missouri, which would permit tiji Jresidelto set.aaiefcf thww.itre act insofar aa it relates to light wines and beers. . While the attorney general's stafC was wrestling with the question of intoxicating and non-intoxicating beer, the judiciary commute Bent to the house its report in which the bold as sertion was made that anything over one-half of 1 per cent, alcohol was in toxicating within the purview of the general law and that congress, and not the court, should fixe the alcoholic per centage of all beverages, sale of which is restricted by prohibition statutes. Attorney General Palmer, in .his statement as to the policy of the de partment, called attention to the fact that the authorities in every city and state had been requested to give the utmost co-operation in the matter of enforcing all undisputed provisions of the wartime law. Saloons selling 2 3-4 per cent, beer will take a gambler's chance and stay open at their own risk, it was empha sized. Th.8 bureau of internal revenue, upon which will fall muc h of the great task of breaking up liquor selling, today issued regulations governing the sale of alcohol for medicinnl purposes. These regulations arc so strict that it will be next to impossible, bureau agents said, for a man to obtain whis key for general drinking. There is no restriction, however, on a man's right to '"use" the liquor stored in his home, nor are govern ment agents authorized to obtain war rants and seize his stock so long as it is not offered for sale. SALOONS IN CONNECTICUT WILL BE "BONE DRY" TODAY New Haven. Conn.. June 30. The saloons in Connecticut will be "bone dry" tomorrow. Although following the precedent set by the general as sembly in rejecting prohibition, the "wet" leaders In the various cities of the state admitted there would be few places open tomorrow and that the places would be "taking their own chances." With the announcement ot Attorney General Palmer as to 2.7'j per cent, beverages before them, the local liquor dealers, among whom were Frank P. Quinn, president of the Connecticut Liquor Dealers' association. and Thomas i'itzsimmons. secretary, de cided to remain closed tomorrow. A statement from these officers, however, says it will be permissible to sell bev erages containing 1 per cent, of alco hol or less. ' The liquor dealers of Hartford and vicinity were in session long after midnight, and the only statement from that gathering came from their presi dent, John Long, who advised the deal ers to stay opea and sell beer. It was reported at .the Hartford meeting'that a New Haven saloon keeper had been selected to keep hi place open and sell intoxicating liquors, to bring about a test case in the Connecticut courts on the issue. Arnon .A. Ailing of New Haven and William A. King of Willimantic, coun sel for the state liquor dealers, an nounced 'after a conference with United States District Attorney Crosby in Hartford today that they would ad vise the state dealers to close tomor row. ' - FAMOUS OLD BARS OF NEW ORLEANS TO CLOSE New Orleans. June 30. Some of the oldest and most famous bars in Amer ica, where special recipes for mixed drinks have been in use many years, will close here tonight. Some will begin closing as earjy as 6 o'clock this evening. One large hotel announced its bar would close and . 3 o'clock and that thereafter only ice cream and soft drinks would be sold. Police estimates were that 90 per cent, of the 960 saloons in New Or leans, the big city in the only south eastern state not already dry, would go out. of business and that the re maining 10 per cent, would "attempt tomorrow to sell only beer of low alco- IfTR l" if -' fflFf in holic content. Federal officers were carefully watching at railroad stations to pre vent taking of supplies into dry terri tory of the south. . NEW YORK TO SELL 2.75 ' BEER AND LIGHT WINES New York, June 30.- After mid night tonight and emphasis was lail on the hour New York will have -a. "I evidence of "hardness" removed iromi liquor consumed out of . their own I homes, according to a decision rearti-j ed this afternoon by more than ,G hotel proprietors, restauranteura and : saloon keepers. i After meetings held In various parts of the city, the "wets" an nounced they would obey the war time prohibition act "in ' letter and spirit" but would keep their bars open. Gliding across these mahogany barriers, however, would be only 2.75 per cent, beer and light winea, they said. Not a seat was to be had this eve ning in cabaret or hotel, and it was perhaps this avowed determination. of New York to celebrate that caused or ders to be issued from police head quarters that all reserves were to hold themselves in readiness from mid night tonight until noon tomorrow. The police received orders tonight to enforce the ban on '"hard" liquor after midnight and precinct chiefs were notified that Kaloon keepers in the various districts were to be in formed that "anyone offering whiskey or spiritous liquors for sale after mid night will be placed under summary arrest and arraigned before United Slates commissioners." Independent action of the "each man for himself" order was advocated by organizations of liquor dealers, in cluding hotel men and restauranteurs. after hearing the best "expert" advkv available here today, bearing in mind the possibility of "one year's impris onment or $1,000 fine or both," In t!e event the courts decide that 2.75 per I cent, beer is intoxicating. 1 ' 800 SALONS WILL 1 I CLOSE IN PROVIDENCE i Providence, n. I.. June 30. The I "war time" ban which will go Into . effect tonight will close SOO Haloons i and deprive fiOO drug stores and 200 I clubs of the right to sell liquor. In a last minute effort to Ktop the applica I tion of the prohibition ordivr, the He- tail Liquor Dealers Association of the state announced that a motion would be made in the federal court at New Haven today for an injunction forbid- ; ding the enforcement of the mcnsur by the revenue collector. City and federal authoritioa however went ahead on the a.sHumptlon that no in junction would be granted and taM they were prepared to see that ail bars were closed at midnight. CONTENDS CONGRESS MUST DEC) D E W HAT IS INTOXICANT Washington, June 30. Contending that no court m.iy say, as a matter of law, what percentage of alcohol in li quor makes it intoxicating, the judi ciary committee, in a report today to the house on prohibition enforcement legislation, declared this w:rs a ques tion of fact and not law, and uu suv'h was clearly within the province - of congress. The committee held that the right of congress to define "iivSJoxicating li quor" as a beverage containing moio than one-half of one per cent., alco hol, was in full accord with ita con stitutional powers. BOSTON LIQUOR DEALERS ARE TO CLOSE THEIR DCORS Boston, June 30. T-lve hundred members of the Boston Liquor Dealer afociation today voted unanimously to close their doors until the ban was officially lifted. It was announced no beer of any kind would be sold. The vote preceded the arrival of the de partment of justice announcement that the sale of 2 3-4 per cent, beer and light wines would be permitted. 702 LICENSE RENEWALS FOR JERSEY CITY DEALERS Jersey City, N. J., June 30. LIcena renewals were effective tonight were granted today to 702 liquor dealers by the board of licence commissioners. The action was taken after corpora tion counsel Milton recommended la-' suing the licenses "in regular form," as "enforcement of the wartime pro hibition act will lie wholly with- the. federal authorities." CHARGED WITH DEFRAUDING NEW HAVEN RAILROAD Providence. H. I., June 30. Charged" with conspiring to steal and have re deemed stolen tickets from the New" York, New Haven and Hartford Rail road. Leo Clevson and George V. Dux, both of Providence, were fined $50 and $200 respectively in the United States' court here today. Recently six otbr defendants were heavily fined on th same charge, it being allpged by the" government that thousands of dollars worth of tickets were stolen and r ; deemed in Boston. New York and Providence. Conductors Lyle A. Smith of New York probably will be. sentenced here on the tame charge chortly. RAILROAD STRIKE IN GERMANY AT AN END Copenhagen. June 30 (By the A. P.). The railroad strike in Germany has virtually been iided, the strikers real izing that the food supply was being endangered by the strike, according to despatches from Berlin. The government of Premier Bauer is. taking precautions airainst any pomi ble political revolt. TrnrM-s with ma chine guns orovpy all t In -rre sauarer , and ra.lway bridges in Berlin. The independent socialists convoked, 2fi meetiiitiit of protest tliist afti rnoon, , the question on the order of the day being "The working people mid the government."