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HOBSON AMENDMENT FAILS OF PASSAGE BY ONLY 91 VOTES—MAfORITY OF HOUSE IS DRn
THE WEATHER. 1.H.111 «\U\V| COVn.M KU COLO. FIFTEENTH YEAR. NO. 71. BRITAIN PREPARES FOR INVASION FIGHT FOR NATION-WIDE PROHIBITION WILL GO ON IN SPITE OF CHECK IN HOUSE Amendment Gains Majority, Al though lacking Necessary Two-Thirds to Carry—Drys Elated by Showing * DOREMUS ANI) BEAKES VOTE AGAINST MEASURE Only Two Michigan Congress men Found Aligned With the Wets WASHINGTON, l**c. 23. —''The fight for prohibition will go on. It is not lost by tile action of the house. It will go on. it will —it must win eventually.” This wus the declaration today of Rep. Hobson champion of national prohibition, following defeat in the bouse late last night of hit* 'dry" res olution. Hobson naid the vote of 197 votes for the resolution and 189 against, al though til vote* less than the neces sary two-thirds for submission of tbe constitutional amendment, was really a victory and not u defeat. The “drya” were jubilant. They declared the vote clearly indicated the growing prohibition sentiment which will eventually make the nation dry. But two Michigan congressmen vot ed agaiust tbe measure, Reps. Beakes and Horemufc. Rep. Beakes. however, voted for an amendment proposed by Republican leader Mann, who moved that Iho words for sale, in the Hobson resolution, be stricken out. so that in toxicants could not be rnude or im ported for any purpose, medicinal or Otherwise, Those who stood up as being op posed to a roll call vote on thhi prop osition, Included Messrs. Mapes, Kel ley, Woodruff, Cr&mton, MacDonald and Hamilton. Rep. Beakes explained his seeming Inconsistency in voting against tbe Hobson amendment bv saving that he believed the Mann plan would accom plish prohibition, while that of Hobson would not. “Under the Hobson plan. Individ uals can manufacture intoxicants for their own consumption, or to give away,” he said. "The only way to secure prohibition is to prevent the manufacture of intoxicants for any purpose. I also voted against tbe Morrison amepdmeut to prohibit ship ment of intoxicauts from one mate to the other.” The Michigan congressmen who Voted for tbe amendment were: Metsrs." Crampion, Fordney, Hamilton, Lindquist, MacDonald, McLaughlin, Bamuel W. Smith, J. M. C. Smith, Mapes, Kelley and Woodruff. The resolution failed of adoption, because It lacked a two-thirds vote. There were 197 yeas to 189 nays. The vote follows: Voting for th** Hobson resolution were: Democrats Abercombie, Adamson, Aiken. Alexander. Maker. Barkley, Bell, of Oeorgla, Horchers, Borland. Brod beok, Burnett, Byrnes, South Carolina; Byrns, Tennessee; Candler, Mississippi; Caraway. Carr, Carter, Clark. Florida; (('•atlaned «»■ rage I'M-*.) THE WEATHER net roll and vlHntfjri \%edne»dar Bight and Thursday partly flnudy. probably light mon flnrrlent run tinned coldi moderate «nl nlndi becoming variable. l.o««er Michigan i Cloudy Medneailny light aad Tburnday, probably with ■Bow flarrtea. *Aat much change la temperature! numerate meat nlada be coming variable. Mlgbeat temperature tbla date In the paat 43 yearn. ,'4 In IHP:tt lomeaf» 1 la ItTM. One year ago today t Mlgbeat tem perature. I7i loweatt Sill mean. .tl| cloudy weather with .43 Inch of rain aad aaovr. The aun aeta Wedneaday at liOft p. m. and riaen Tburaday at Sts* a. m. The mooa aeta at Ili.lS p. m. VVed aeaday. Berlin, Despite War, Is Still Gay City; Theaters and Cases Open, While London and Paris are Dark < Correspondent Burton land* In Ber lin and And* the city going normally about Ita business—normally compared to London and Paris. He fails to find material Indications of the ‘'chaos" which Is described by the British pi ass ) •Y HARRY PAYNE BURTON. BERIJN. Germany, Dec. 23. —“What a relief!" That was the thought that flashed me as the luxurious limousine which Berlin calls a “taxi" whizzed up Frlederlchatrasse and turned Into the famous Unter den Linden. FY>r, indeed, this capital was a con trast, and a most grsteful one. to Lon don. There the darkened streati, •rer expectant of Zeppelins, gave one the shivers even more than the raw. yellow fog. ° Here lights blazed everywhere, the air was clear and bracing, and well-dressed crowds were ecurrying to the theaters, to the opera or to dine at the great restau ranta. "Starring Berlin!" "Saddened Oermany'" The phrases of every English news paper made me smile. I began to wonder, as any neutral person moat wonder who goes from GTfie getroit Qaiucs PLAN ATTACK ON CIVIL SERVICE SALARY CLAUSE Council Postpones Action on En tire Ordinance While Oppo nents Marshal Forces • OTHER INCREASES WILL NOT MEET OPPOSITION Burton Named to Succeed Lodge As Head of Public Utilities Committee The members of tbe civil service commission have not yet won their ngnt for recognition on the city pay roll. The recommendation of the or dinance committee, Tuesday night, fixing the compensation of tbe com missioners at |2,000 and $2,600 for the president of the board, was held up for a week. Meanwhile, it is un derstood that Aid. Veruor, Field and others will prepare to attack the pro posed salary gift at the next meeting. Other salary allowances provided for In the recently-adopted charter amendment will not be opposed. Aid. Charles W. Burton was named as chairman of the public utilities committee to succeed Aid. John C. Lodge, resigned. Aid. Louis H. Lempke gets a place on fiie commit tee through tbe promotion of Aid. Burton. The recreation commission's request for funds was referred to thf ways and means committee. Another batch of special street permits was granted contrary to the charter re strictions. Five aldermen, Field, Keating, Lodge, Thompson and Ver nor, voted to uphold the charter amendment. WHO HAS LIGHT WORK FOR THIS AGED MAN? Unless some good Samaritan Hornes to his assistance. C. R. Clark, No. 286 Jefferson-ave. east, will spend a cheer less Christmas. He Is 66 years old and, like thousands of others, he is out of work. Friendless and alone in the world at an age when most men ! who have lived a clean, industrious I life are supposed to be able to spend their closing days in comparative i comfort, this old man Is tramping the streets in search of work —and friends. He does not ask for charity. A painter by trade, he requests that he be given some light work that will enable him to provide bed and board for himself. Recently he met with an accident that has left him a cripple and enfeebled even beyond his years,' but he is willing to do what little he can to keep himself from becoming i the unwilling object of charity. El- J bowed out of his accustomed place in life, this kindly old man, cheery de spite his misfortunes, has asked The Times to help him get work. Who will held him? The most terrible soldiers of the czar are, of course, the Cossacks, but unquestionably the finest of all Rus sion troops are the guards. The guards, who are in times of peace usually quartered in Fetrograd, num ber about 200.006 altogether, and they are the best paid, best fed. and the best educated men in the whole anny. The widow Bonnard, in Paris, sent nine sons to the war and all were wounded, but all will recover. London to Berlin. Just how much of the news printed In the papers of England Is true—and how much of the news printed In the papers of Oermany. France and Russia Is true! I decided to find out in one case at least. I made my start at tha Adlon hotel. I noticed, first, that there stood at the door two footmen and two doormen. Surely there are no more In peace time! Also, there were five clerks behind the desk. Both elevators were manned by husky young fellows of 2.» or so. In my room I rang for the waiter and the valet. Both came at once, and lx>th were young men Both Insisted the staff was not reduc ed, and. moreover, they said nearly every employ In the hotel was Ger man. ' "Why aren’t you at the war?" I ask ed each in turn. “We are not needed yetthwy replied. “And we won't be unless the war lasts a year." they added. I want to the dining-room, I was the only one ig the room not In even ing clothe-, (or in soMler’s dress There was a Valter tb each table, and i c bshmh «• pbc« and jILLESHE, NAGEL AND WHELAN CLASH Bluecoat, Handling Christmas Crowd in Postoffice, Ordered Out by Custodian Police Commissioner John Gillespie stepped on the toe of one of Uncle Sam's .guardians in the postoffice, Tuesday, and for. a time it looked as though diplomatic relations between the federal authorities and the police department would be severed. The commissioner placed a traffic officer in the main corridor of the postoffice to assist in handling the holiday crowd. He did this at the suggestion of Postmaster William J. Nagel. When Collector John B. Whelan, custodian of tbe building, learned of the presence of a bluecoat on govern ment property, he ordered his re moval, declaring he was acting ac cording to regulations. Later the traffic officer reappeared in the post office. but Postmaster Nagel dismissed him of his own accord rather than have trouble with the custodlau. This is not the first time the postmaster and Collector Whelan have crossed each other, and the atmosphere in the federal building Is charged with trouble. Meanwhile Commissioner Gillespie is peeved at certain government offi cials. STOCK MARKET OPENS DOLL NEW YORK. Dec. 23 —Today s slock market was dull without any important change In price at the opening. Attendance was very light and traders were of the opinion that little would be done this week owing to the holidays. AUTO BURGLARS ROB FIVE RAILWAY STATIONS OLD BAYBROOK. Conn., Dec. 23 The railroad stations at East Had dam, Chester; Hadlyme, Deep River and Essex on the Valley division of the New Haven road were all entered by burglars, and In each money taken from the ticket office and telephone pay stations. Entrance In each case was by breaking the panel of the door. An automobile was seen in Chester about 1 a. ru.. and it Is believed the burglars traveled In a machine. There have been a number of holdups by parties In an automobtla In this vi cinity tha paat month. Muatn't DHnk for Eight Years. •UNBURY, Pa„ Dec. 23.-After serving two of a ten-years’ sentence for the murder of Charles Augustine. Peter Bergagna. 18. wai paroled by Judge Moser. The court made the order that Bergagna abstain from the use of Intoxicants for the remaining eight years of the sentence. English society women have estab lished an Institution In which nurses get three years of training in the care of dogs and other pets. rise maw a. MHMtm - y Stir nißrr »nd Dlse Phoßnf «[.h I.*rg i eat stork on display in dfr jyisyi WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1914. MR. D. U. R.—“GET ME OUT OF HERE!** CHILDREN WILL AID ALfifiED SLAYER Sons and Daughter of Mrs. Beck er to ReUin Counsel to Fight Homicide Charge Four sons and a daughter of Mra. Caroline E. Becker held a meeting. Tuesday night, at which they decided to combine to defend their mother from the charge of slaying Miss France* Bom bolt, and Mrs. Clara Kel so, the daughter, who lives In Toledo, declares. Weanesday morning, that two attorneys will be retained, to make the fight for their mother’s liberty, she having repudiated her confession, when she was arraigned in police court, Tuesday morning. Mrs. Becker spent a good night in the county jail, apparently suffering no bad effects from the excitement of her arraignment. . . Detectives declare that her repudia tion of her confession will make no difference In the case against her, an they have evidence to support their claims that she slew Miss Bomholt, They also deny her allegations that she was roughly handled, and bull dozed into making the confession. "The woman made the confession of her own ftee win.” says Inspector John B. Downey. “No threats were made, and no promises held out to her. She was told that whatever she said might be used against her In court. There was no coercion." Police have not yet received the re port of County Chemist Clark on hia analysis cf the stains on the money, found In an old shoe in Mrs. Becker’s home, and alleged to be stained with Miss Bomholt's life blood. Dr. Clark made a cursory examination of the bills, Monday, but was unable to state positively whether the crimson stain was human blood or dye. as Mrs. Becker claims. Fr. Augustine Bomholt, of Dubuque, la., brother of the slain woman, vis ited Mrs. Becker in the county Jail, Tueslay, after her repudiation of her confession, and flayed her as the slayer of his sister. The accused woman stared at him coldly, and smiled, as the priest, over come with emotion at sight of the woman charged with killing his sis ter. told her that he hoped that the vision of Frances Bomholt, kneeling beside her bed and praying for mercy and forgiveness for her slayer, would haunt Mrs. Becker as long as she lived. Detectives Lannan and Dibble ac eompanied the priest to the jail, and heard bis bitter denunciation of the prisoner, which prarfcally amounted to a curse. DEFENSE LEAGUE MAY MEET IN DETROIT The National Defense league may hold Its first national convention In Detroit next May. The secretary of the organization fs now In correspon dence with the local convention bureau. The purpose of the league is to foster the movement to Increase the military and navsl strength of the United States The governors of all the states will be asked to attend the sessions and the mayors of the Important cities will be asked to send two representatives. Prtallu the plata aeat kla*—that U rlahf Ttan Jab ill*. CONFESS PLOT TO BLOW DP SHIP New Orleans Germans Plan Dy namiting of Liner Rochavn beau NEW ORLEANS. I m.. Dec. 23. —A plot to dynamite English and French chips leaving this country whh dis closed here last night In the confes sion of one of 10 Germans who were taken into custody by the police. ' This man declares that he placed | a bomb aboard the French liner Kocharnbeau. which sailed from New York, Dec. 13. and that he timed it to explode in six and a half days. The man who makes this confes sion is known as Hans Halle and also as Frank Helm The police say they are in possession of unmistakeable evidence that he is a Oerman spy. DUST HEADS NEW CITY COMMISSION Park Commissioner Chosen President of kerreation Hoard —53,000 Salary The first official Job delegated the newly appointed recreation commis sion by the ct mmon council is to keep the municipal skating rluks free from snow The resolution was Introduced. Tuesday night, by Maurice J. Keating. In addition to removing snow from skating rinks the commission has con* trol over playgrounds, theaters, amuse ment places, etc. The powers invest ed in the new commission by the charter amendment will make It one of tire most Influential branches of the government. Park Commissioner William I*. Dust was made the first presided! of the commission at an organization meet ing held in the mayor's office. Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. R. H. Asbbaugh was elected vice-president. The commission will recommend to the council that the salary of a super intendent be fixed at $3,000 a year and that of a stenographer at SI,OOO. Miss Mabel Q. Pierson, mayor’s stenogra pher, la acting as temporary secretary of the commission. The council will be avked for an appropriation of SS.- 000 to carry the commission along un til July 1. Commissioners fltrohm. Fcnkel and Gilbert were named on the committee on rules. The police commissioner was In structed not to issue new licenses for amiraemeni halls until the commission has time to investigate and make rec ommendations. Applications for the superintend ency were received from Ira W. Jayne, Roy C. lorbett and Paul Hale Bruske. The next meeting will be held Tues day. Dec. 29 Deliver geer Imm rreseets ky Call Cadillac IS#. -Adv. Da art mg at Patae* Mlak temlgkt aft a# akatlaa session.- -Adv. Haw «*aa they do It far gf«y eeataf Tkat’a wkat tkey all say w kea tkar kavc tried aar aaaaday lnm«-k.—Hatal Urtswold. —Adv. Detroit Tlttea* Jail Prtattag Depart* ■Mate—Mala Uil. SIXTEEN PAGES. MILES OF TRENCHES DUG fl ABOUT LONDON; COAST IS , GUARDED NIGHT AND DAY TIMES XMAS SHIP ARRIVES ATSALONIKA Unloading of Gifts for Benefit of Servian War Orphan* is Completed SERVIAN DIPLOMAT EXPRESSES THANKS Toys For Hungarian* Reach Budapest and Are Distribut ed To Children SALONIKA, Dec, 23.—‘Tbe U. 8. S. Jason, the Detroit Times Christmas ship.arlrved at Salonika si 9 o'clock a. m., Dec. 21. The vessel was wel comed by United States Consul Gen eral John E. Kehl and by Rosko lVn trovitch, consul general for Servia, and the port authorities. Mr. Vlntrovitch, In an address, ex pressed the appreciation and thanks of his government in behalf of the orpiians of the soldiers of Servia who lost their lives in the war. The gifts, being useful, would be of great bene fit to his suffering countrymen, he said. In responding, lJeut.-Commander Courtney outlined the movement in America as conducted by the Chicago Herald in association with the De troit Times and other American news papers, and conveyed the wishes of . the American children that their gifts j would bring comfort and cheer Into 'the homes of their distressed broth ers and sisters of Servia. The discharge of tbe gifts began | into lighters one mile from the shore and they will be forwarded by spe cial train to Nish, where the Ameri tun minister, Charles J. Voplcka. awaits their arrival. High Servian government officers, the American minister and the American consul, Lewis Haskell, will arrange and participate in the distribution. The portion of the shipload of Christinas gifts from the children of the United States which is to go to Hungarian children arrived at Buda pest, Dec. 21. The gifts were placed on 62 wagons and transported to a central station lor assortment and distribution. This worn will be per formed by a committee of which the Hungarian premier, Count Stephen Tisza, ia a member. It is hoped that tbe presents will be placed in the hands of the children on Christmas eve. BKW IliHli FROIIi rc:. NRW YORK, Dec 22. —Flour: Strong Pork: Flrn:. m*»*. *1 V &'•'b gi, Strong; niiUrtl'* ."pot, UO.SOjf 10 73; muHCovadr icj lost, sß.3rt; refined, quiet; cut loaf, SVH o . crushed, ((>.?•'; powder ed, |4.9&'<rVlG: granulated. B loti! Coffee: Klo No. 7 on spot, 7Zc. Tal low: Dull; city, 6c; speol.il country, I HVfMffcc; epecinl, Hay.* Firm; prime, fl 10. No. 3. 8 7 »*. iy ;• h ; clover, 90i (frfl. Dressed poultry: Firm; tur koye. 'ltb’Mr; i-hh'K.rt*, 1.‘14T ?.'•<.*; fo%vle. 12 H St* 17c; ducks. 12fil§<- Live poul try: Easy; ge*-sc, •I 4L 15c: ducks. 14 Hlsr; fowls, turkeys, 14 H ff Ui: roosters, chickens, broMerw, 11 (<i 12 Hr Chcere: Mulct: state milk, common to specials 12*4iyifc; skims, common to special, full skims, IMi 80. Russia has three distinct artnfea— the army of European Russia, the army of the Cauctisus and the Asiatic army. Exactly how many million men she can call on in time of war is rather uncertain. but her peace strength is. oil told, about 1.100.000, Fisher, First British Sea Lord, Asks Sympathy of Americans For Allies and Their Cause nr ED. L. KREX (Staff Correspondent United rrc*s.) <t aerrtKkt. HM4. By tfcr I’ailed Preaa.l It opyrlibt la Great Brltala.l 1/>NDON. Dec. li.— England’s hope of Christmas cheer for humanity rest* upon the hope that America’s sympa thies are tier's. . This Is the declaration of Sir John Arbuthnot Fisher. First Bed l*"* of the British Admiralty. The man upon whom rests Great Britain’s confidence !In her naval supremacy. and who suc ceeded Prince lXMila, of Batten burg, as FFlret Sea Lord, made his first state ment since assuming command of all Britain’* naval forcea to the United Press today. He was one of a num ber of leading British official* whom the United Press asked to comment on what Christmas will bring England. -Lord Fisher has this Immediate re ply to your telegram, this moment rw ( elved at midnight,” the Sea IxVJ wrote, "ye,*, he has very dorse bonds with the United State* —in bis dome* tic relations and his friendships He happily possesses an American daugh ter-in law. and she Is non* the worse for her name at birth being Morgan land Philadelphia her horn* I "Ixnl Fisher has to say—He ta ootn- AFTERNOON EDITION Steam Yaeht*, Motor Boats iMI Armed Trawler* Watch For the Approach of German Ves sels—Town* Armed .10,000 TROOPS ARK IN FELIXSTOWE Penense?, Where Norman Con* queror Landed, Watched With Great Care NBW YORK. Dm. 23. -Tranche* are being duR about London and ex- j thaordinary precautions are betas tak er- throughout the English east coast region in anticipation of a further Ger man raid or Invasion. This informs* tlon reached the I'ntted Press today from a relahle private source in Bag land. The trench digging around began two months ago. It was an nounced at the time that this wo* mere practice work for recruits. This pretense has now been abandoned. * Any traveler by road out of London, especially to the north and northgdd<Mj has ample opportunities to observe lines of trenches that would do credit to seasoned sappers in Plandors. These extend In an almost uabrofee* line, from Hendon, on the northwest, through Potter's hard, across to Epp» Ing forest, on the northeast, and thence southward as far a* the Thames. For two months the German inva sion has been expected “next week.** The German cruisers made their raid on Scarborough, Hartlepool and Whit by, but that the actual Invasion Is overdue In causing no relaxation of vigilance or preparation on the part of Gen. Sir lan Hamilton, commander in-chlef of the defense forces. It lg also known in Tendon that Lori Kitchener recently made a personal tour of inspection of the points on the east coast where it is considered [ most likely the Germans may attempt I a landing. Altogether there are now * along the coast from Dover to Leith approximately half a million men. A large part of these are territorials hut at Important points are a Bom ber of regiments of seasoned regular troops. All the east coast harbors. Inlets and waterways, have been mined. A day and night patrol of sea planes, steam yachts, motor boats and armsd steam trawlers is maintained. The navy has provided some 800 trawlers* manned by navy gunners. Altogether there are about 1,600 small vessels, armed and unarmed, now on this pa trol service b€tween Dover and Leith. Their vigilance is chiefly directed to such stretches of coast as offer op portunity for the landing of troops in small boats. For the most part thesa places are located remote from fortified ports, lying low almost on a level with the sea. Such a stretch Is , the Kentish coast line near Sandwich* and In Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk. Many of the east coast towns ha to been converted practically Into mill rary camps and from most of them the civilian population has already left. In others, the townspeople aro under orders to he prepared to leavo at a moment’s notice. Thirty thousand troops are billeted at Felixstowe in Suffolk. Similar con ditions obtain at Cromer, in Norfolk. Concealed trenches and barbed wire entanglements have been constructed near the shore wherever the military strategists have figured there is tha slightest chance of the Germans at tempting to get a foothold. Artillery has also been emplaced, and further Inland succtve lines of trenches have been dug along possible routes of Ceetfaoed Wag* Tw«> I pel led to say—that the hope and good cheer that Christmas spirit may bring I humanity almost solely depend# upon la hundred million of CChristian men I and women In America—and the real* Uatiou by this hundred million of what ‘neutrality* means. “That word 'neutrality.* come* frog* en on the frozen spray ’ • "o I ask these hundred millions la the United State ato read William Watson’s poem to America concerning England. It la: " Art thou her child, born is the proud midday Os her large soul's abundance end excess Her daughter and her mightiest . h«-rltre«e. Dowered with her thoughts, and lit on thy greet way By her great limp* that shine and fall not? Yea' And at this thunderous hour eg struggle and stress Hither arms* the <*cean wilderness ’V What word comes froaen on the frosen spray* \ Neutrality! The tiger from ht* den Springs at thy mother's throat! And ‘»us i thou now Watch with a stranger's gate? - So be tt. then. Thjnloss ts more than tor's—far bruised and torn 9hs shall yet live without thine aid; and thou Without the crown divine thot might st have worn.*'* ONE CENT.