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THE SUN, SUNDAY, JULY 20, lttfc
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DRY STEAM ROLLER
CRUSHES 'LIBERALS'
Id by Volstead, tho Strict
Enforcement Men Have
Romp. A
EESIST COMPROMISES
leader Tells House "Liquor
Is Never Necessary aa
Medicine."
scribed a ths Mil's mpst drastlo pro
vision, was approved with added reatrlo
tiona By a Vote of 71 to 70 an amendment
deeigned to protect from Invasion a
home In the same building with a store
In which liquor was sold waa defeated
over the protest of a few ardent prohi
Ibtttontitai 'who declared there waa
denser of Congress going- too far. On
the heels of this the House adopted, 71
to 51, an amendment which would per
mit search of a private dwelling used
for the sale of Intoxicants).
Chairman Volstead declared the
search and aelsure section had been the
"bugaboo" of the whole enforcement
discussion, and that the only tilings
that could be taken away after search
were liquor and. Implements for Its
manufacture.
Without completing the bill, the
II jure adjourned at 10:30 P. M. The
measure will be taken up again Monday.
Washington, July 19. Attacks on
drastlo provisions of the prohibition en
forcement bill fell down again to-day
In the House while the dry forces,
atill In supreme command, romped
through the measure section by section
and put the ltd on debate at a nod
from their leader.
It was a great field day for tl drys.
They took control at the start, refused
to permit House leaders to take out
five minutes for consideration of an
Important money measure, and kept on
at work again to-night In an effort
to pass the bill at one sitting.
While the House was knocking down
amendment after amendment designed
to liberalise the measure. Representative
Igoe (Mo.) announced he would offer
k substitute that could be .enforced
"without the annual expenditure of
150, 000.000 and without a standing
army." .
There la no provision In the Igoa bill
for enforcement at war time prohibition,
nor does It define intoxicating liquors,
and persons manufacturing, aelllng. im
porting or exporting liquors would be
cubject to a 1500 fine and one year's Im
prisonment for the first offence.
There waa the utmost confusion at
times during the day and often half a
dozen were aaklng recognition with so
much clatter some members complained
they did not know what the House waa
doing. Several amendments offered by
Chairman Volstead of, the Judiciary
Committee. In charge of the bill, went
through.
'I he House also accepted one by Repre
sentative Miller (Rep.. Wash.), requiring
doctors issuing whiskey prescriptions at
lirug store office to have maintained
smell offices for a period of one year prior
to passage of the bill.
Volstead la Adnninnt.
The attitude of the dry forces was
Indicated by Chairman Volstead during
consideration of the section relataig to
liquor drinking on trains and" boats.
Representative Card (Ohio) Instated that
the word "publicly" should be added
tecauee as the section stood It would
be a crime for a sick or dying person
to be given a drink on a train.
"No occasion ever arises when liquor
ie really needed as a medicine," said
Ur. Volstead.
The House defeated the amendment,
tout later upon Mr. Volstead's motion
it amended the section to make It "un
lawful for any person to drink liquor
as a beverage- or to be Intoxicated" on
a public conveyance.
Early In the day dry leaders gave
notice that they would not permit any
other measure to obstruct the prohibi
tion enforcement bill. As the House waa
ready to resume Chairman Good of the
Appropriations Committee asked unani
mous consent to call up a Joint reso
lution making appropriation bills signed
by the President after July 1 retroactive
to that date.
Representative Currle (Mich 1, Chair
man Volstead's rlgi t hand man on the
Judiciary Committee In the enforcement
fight, objected even when Informed that
1t would take less than five minutes to
consider the resolution, and that if he
persisted the Appropriations Committee
would be forced to obtain a special rule
to make the resolution In older.
Some of the dry leaders stlil showed
their resentment of the refusal of ma
jority leaders yesterdsy to approve a
night session.
When .Representative Bland (Mis
souri) wanted to amend one of Chair
man Volstead's provisions relating to
Hie manufacture of flavoring extracts
he ran afoul of the determination of
the drys to shut off debate. After
apeaking fire minutes without time to
explain fully what he wanted to say.
he railed to get consent for three min
ute:, more.
Members of the minority announced,
too. that they would refuse hereafter
to give the drys additional apeaking
time.
I
laps at Agltatora.
Represents ttve Baer (N. D. ). who
aald he would not raise his boys In a
Mate where liquor was sold, declared
agitators' "who were trying to do away
with cigarettes, tobacco, pickled peaches
and the like, were going too far.
out vsest." he said, "there la a
firm manufacturing near beer which
prints on the label of each bottle the
warning not to mix yeast with the con
tents because that would make It In
toxlcatlng. Pretty soon these agitators
will try ta have Congress prohibit the
aale of yeast, and then we will have no
bread."
After the chair had ruled out an
amendment by Representative Fitzgerald
(Mans.) which would have permitted a
man to make wine and clde- In his own
home. Chairman Volstead tried to close
debate on the pending action. An uproar
followed. A dosen members, most of them
on the Democratic aide, were on their
feet clamoring for recognition.
"If we are to be throttled In Oris
wsy I make the point of no quorum
shouted Representative Clark (Fla.).
An amendment to extend debate fif
teen minutes was adopted, fifty-seven to
thirty -three, which showed less than
quorum voting.
Representative Pou (N. C.) finally got
the floor.
"The provisions of this bill." hs said
"are entirely too drastic. When you
go to the extent of saying that a house
wife shall not make a quart of black
berry wine In her own home for her own
Use. and a farmer cannot make a gallon
of cider, you are going too far and are
attempting to pass a law mat never will
be enforced."
Caamoai Warns Drya.
Former Speaker Cannon, who baa
stood with the prohibitionists, warned
the House It could not enforce a law
which asid a man could not make a bar.
rcl of elder at his own home or drink it
The discussion got away from ths bill
after Representative Dennlson (Illinois)
asked whether every liquid waa a bev
erage.
Seeking light on this question Reprs
aentstlve Oard (Ohio) asked Represents
tlva Walsh (Masa) if Cspe Cod clam
chowder was food or a beverage.
"It would be a beverage In Ohio,"
the Cape Cod Representative replied
This waa too much for Chairman Vol
stead and he had the House shut off de
bate
A fight to amend the provision which
would require phyataians prescribing
whiekey to nta on the prescription ths
patient's sllment waa led by Repre
aentstlve Tread way (Masa). He said It
was apparent tne House was bent on
pasting the Mil, drastic provisions and
all but warned that the House was
going too far in requiring that a per
son's aliment be placed on record.
The amendment was defeated, 62 to 39.
The search and aelsure section de
LID ON 2.7S BEER PUT
ON TIGHT IN JERSEY
SAY DRYS IGNORE
PROPERTY RIGHTS
Knell of Prohibition Seen by
Wets in Action of No
Liquor Forces.
FERIL IN LOSSES BARED
Banks Hold $50,000,000 in
Whiskey Paper Which
Is Affected.
Sad Edict Front V. S. Marshal
Starts Ruth to Fill Up.
New Jerseyltea who for the last nine
teen days have been slaking their thirst
upon J. 76 beer were plunged Into gloom
yesterdsy afternoon. Even that feeble
substitute for the old stuff Is to go, ac
cording to advices received by Albert
Bollschwelller, United States marshal of
Newark.
The marshal let the sad news ring
through the Sfala during the day that
Attorney-General Palmer had ordered
the arrest of all persons selling the war
time concoction. He said that orders
had been received by agents of the De
partment of Justice to get on the trail
of the foaming stein at ones and put it
out of business altogether.
The Job of those Department of Justice
men Is not altogether bad, according to
the marshal. They are merely to go
about Imbibing the muff with the 2
per cent wickedness, after which they
are to swear out warrants, which the
marshal's deputies are to serve. The
deputies, therefore, have what Is com
monly called, "the raw end of the deal."
Just when the Department of Justice
men will get started upon this crusade Is
not known, so that many Jerseyltes
were set by the news to drinking enor
mous quantities, fearful leat It be their
last chance.
For a brief spell ths New Jersey
clouds cast gloom over New Tork city.
where It was greatly feared that a slm- outstanding. It was then estimated that
Absolute disregard of the rights of
property has characterised the attitude
of Prohibitionists In Congress and else
where In power, In the opinion of law
yers consulted by the Association Op
posed to National Prohibitions. These
consultants profess to believe that Illegal
Invasion of constitutional property
rights may prove to be the knell of
both war time and Federal amendment
bone dry laws.
"We have had three weeks of partial
prohibition," says a statement given out
by tie association yesterday, "and In
that time- the most significant thing
to be observed Is the trend of all legis
lation and litigation toward confiscation
of property. One of the principal Issues
Is whether liquor stored by a private
cltlsen shall be subject to search and
seizure to be dealt with as a public
nuisance or protected aa private prop
erty. The courta are In contusion aa
to decisions, British Investors in Ameri
can breweries are threatening actions to
recover damages and Congress Is pro
ceeding with an enforcement measure In
which the sealous drys threaten to In
corporate a denial of the right of a
cltlien to store alcoholic beverages in
bis own house.
Flnaacial Crass, Faared.
"On July 1 bankers estimated that
shout $.".0,000,000 In whiskey loans were
liar edict might have been received.
William M. Offley. Superintendent of the
Department of Justice, said, however,
that no such cruel orders have been re
ceived here, and that they are not ex
pected. Francis O. Caffey, United States
Attorney, aald ths same thing, so Man
hattan's 2.76 tipple will probably con
tinue for a while at least without Interference.
WILL TEACH TRADES
TO EX-SERYICE MEN
Many Big Manufacturers Will
ing; to Pay Them While
Learning.
Col. Arthur Woods, assistant to the
Secretary of War In the task of securing
employment for discharged aoldlers and
sailors, made public yesterday a list of
large manufacturing concerns through
cut ths country that are willing to take
hitherto unskilled workmen and train
them In special trades, paying them
good wagea while Instructing them In
ikllled employments.
The demsnd for skilled labor Is so
grest that many concerns are willing to
give vocational training In order even
tually to get competent men. In each
case a better Job will be waiting for
every nvw In the plant where he re
ceives his apprentice's training.
We have found. ' said CoL Woods
yesterdsy, "that skilled men are com
paratively easy to place, but that the
difficult problem Is to get satisfactory
positions for unskilled men. This largs
class of ex-service men, because of theic
army experience and training, are much
ri.ore ambitious than they were before
they entered the war, but they lack the
skill to hold jobs as expert workers. A
large number of America s leading in
lurtrlal plants have alread;- established I 'fa, hlatory an
rdustrlal training classes and "vestl- lsIat'on,.by Con
bule" schools by means of which It will
be possible for unskilled applicants to
become .skilled workers while receiving
wagea sufficient to support them.
"The list includes:
The General ElecUlo CormSnv, main
office, Schenectady; the Underwood Type
writer Company, Hartford: the Berber
Colmso Company, Rockford, ill.: the N'l
agsra Lithograph Company. Buffalo: the
B. F . Goodrich Company, Akron, Ohio;
the Davts-Bournonvllle Companv, Jeraey
City. M, J.; the Miller Lwck Compinv.
Philadelphia; the Acme Maehlne ToM
Company. Cincinnati: the Burroughs Add
ing Machine Company. Detroit, the lUo
Motor Car Company. Laming, Mich.; the
American Mosaic and Tile Company.
Louisville; the Vtctor-Monaglie n Mill.
Oreenvllle, fl. c. ; the Tlnken-Detrolt Axle
company, uetroll.
about 40,000,000 gallons of whiskey were
still held In bond, and upward of 20.
000.000 additional gallons In floor
stocks.' This whiskey and a great deal
more In private homes was somebody's
property wherever It may have been on
July 1. On that day Its value was
vitiated by war time prohibition.
"Some of this property was mortgsged
In good faith. Banks held honest paper
on It, only to have their security made
valueless. And this comes at a time
when all available assets are required
for the great task of financing after war
requirements.
"It was President Wilson's fear, openly
i expressed by Senator Sheppard, that un
less the war time act were put off for at
least twelve months to give hotels and
dealers opportunity to get rid of their
stocks there might be financial dis
tur.bance in a too sudden liquidation of
bank paper with these beverages as 'se
curity. When the drys tn Congress were
fixing a date for' the law to take effect
the President was quoted by Senator
Sheppsrd as being fearful of financial
disturbance. It thus appears that the
Executive has not been unmindful of
property rights in regard to the bone
dry scheme of the Anti-Saloon League.
"A prominent New York lawyer has
supplied the following opinion to the
association :
" 'As you are aware, one of the very
serious effects' of the war time act Is the
sequestration of beverage liquors In bond
and the practical destruction of tiie
value of the warehouse certificates the
evidence of the Government's contracts
with distillers, largely used as collateral
relied upon by the banks as negotiable
paper under the decision of the United
States Supreme Court affirming the va
lidity of such papers. Justice Hughes
writing the decision. Impairing the ob
ligation of contracts In the manner de
scribed Is K,gror5 violation of the Fed
eral Constitution, which explicitly for,
bids any such legislation or action.
Dartmoatk Case Cited.
" "One of the memorable cases under
this constitutional Inhibition1 against im
pairment of contracts was that Involv
ing the financial Interests of Dartmouth
College, argued and won by Daniel Web
ster for the college. The argument and
decision In that case are landmarks in
nd may apply to the leg-
gress breaking the Gov
ernment's own contracts for bonding
during eight yesrs ths lawful property
of citizens, permitting them to tax-pay
and sell at any time within the bonding
period.
" The Federal Government can as
sume Jurisdiction to snforce trie law
after July 1 only upon the theory that it
is a war measure. Ths general disposi
tion to observe the mandate of the law
Is praiseworthy. And It is to be pre
sumed that men who have been halted In
their business under the assumption of
war's necessity will prefer to await the
President's promised proclamation rather
than to make effort to test the suffi
ciency of the law for assuming Jurltrllc-
tlon In override the State's authorlza
GREAT FLEET SAILS
FOR PACIFIC COAST
Half of U. S. Naval Power
Sent to Guard West for
he First Time.
MOKE SHIPS TO FOLLOW
Trip to Be Made in Battle For
mation Daniels Will Join
at San Diego.
Old Point Comfort, Vs., July 18.
Tha vanguard of the Pacific fleet sailed
from Its anchorage here at S :S0 this
morning bound for the western coast via
the Panama Canal. No unusual cere
monies marked the departure of tha six
superdreadnoughta and thirty destroyers
and tenders which are leading the way
for the naval craft now assigned to
Pacific waters.
The beginning of the voyage marks an
epoch In American naval history. For
the first time the fleet has been divided
with exactly half of Its power assigned to
guard the western seaboard. For the
first time also the strategic value of the
canal la to be fully tested when Admiral
Hugh Rodman moves his armada
through to Paciflo waters. And for the
first time Americans of the Fa West
are to sea with their own eyes the full
pomp and power of the navy that has
been their pride tor years.
Through the night the great flee lay
blinking and winking Its countless mes
sages across the silent roadstead. The
big dim battle craft and the slim de
stroyers, vague shapes with brilliant eyes
of light under a cloud streaked sky,
seemed to be talking among themselves
in the dark.
All Hearty for the Start.
Daybreak brought a colorful sunrise
poking long crimson fingers of light past
the capes to wake the ships for the event
ful hour. In from the Atlantic also
came the last tide to serve them, swing
them bow on for the start.
Admiral Rodman had set 8 :30 for the
sailing hour. He would tolerate no de
lay, wait for no stragglers, his captains
were told with characteristic force. The
first sunbeams raw barges, gigs and
motor sailers hurrying on last minute er
rands. The roadstead was busy with
them. Below decks stokers tolled and
black smoke clouds arose over the fleet.
Gradually the stir died away. Boat
after boat was hoisted dripping to Its
chocks on deck. Nimble barefooted
Jackles hastened to their tasks of lashing
and making all shipshape aboard for the
voyage. The white Jackets of officers and
msn stood out plainly against the grim
gray war paint
Ashore little groups of wet eyed wora
m sailors wives or sweethearts
crowded dockhead and verandas to wave
godspeed. At 8 o'clock the bugles called
yea were levelled eovetouslw at tha
rich and undeveloped resources' of South
and Central America could American
naval strength tnvve been divided.
The composition of the Pacific fleet tells
Its own story. The three moat modern
ships of the line In the navy, tha New
Mexico, Idaho and Mississippi, are
headed west. The people of the Western
coast are to see for the first time ships
of this type and else.
Not since President Roosevelt sent
the Atlantlo fleet to girdle the globe have
the people of California, Oregon and
Washington seen In their harbors a more
powerful and modern fighting craft than
the old hero ship Oregon, long out of
date aad holding her place on the nav
list oniy because of her valiant record.
Beside the 80,000 ton flagship of the Pa
ciflo fleet the Oregon will be almost a
pigmy, and against even the speed of
more than seventeen knots, which made
the old ship queen of the navy for
years, Rodman's main fleet, his eight
big ships, can maintain about twenty
one knots (or hours at a time, while tits
destroyers can turn up thirty-five knots.
The New Mexico Leads,
I First to leave her anchorage, the flag-
snip ixew Mexico circiea siowiy . ana
swung Into the water lane between the
destroyers. On her heels came the Mis
sissippi, looking like a slater ship. wKh
long, overhanging prow. In order the
Wyoming, Arkansas, New Tork and
Texas steamed down the moving lane,
ths tsnders closed In behind, and the
whole fleet moved off across the bay to
the open.
Once at sea the destroyers will form a
triangle about the battleship division,
which will steam In double columns
Inside this protection at a twelve knot
gait At sea, also, somewhere along
the line, the great dreadnoughta Idaho
and Arisona will Join, as will the scout
cruiser Birmingham, flagship of ths
active Paciflo destroyer force. It had
been expected that these ships could
have been assembled here to-day for the
fleet's departure, but crowded yards and
lack of personnel combined to keep them
out of the long line now pushing south
ward. T pon Its arrival at San Diego, the first
stop on the Paciflo coast, the fleet will
be Joined by many other craft assigned
to Admiral Rodman's command, and the
combined armada will enter Ban Fran
cisco harbor.
Secretary Daniels will meet the vessels
at San Diego and accompany them on
their travels from port to port and
finally will go to Honolulu with several
of the craft
Plans for the extensive manoeuvres and
battle practices In which the fleet will
engage after the conclusion of Its "wel
come home" cruise along the coast al
reitdy are being worked out and later
will come "battles" with the Atlantic
fleet and Joint fleet exercises in both
the Pacific and the Atlantic.
WOMEN DOCTORS TO MEET.
VANGUARD OF FIFTH
DIVISION IS HOME
Men Who Helped Take Dun-sur-Mcuse
Arrive on Cruiser
South Dakota.
NEGBO PIONEERS BACK
The Henry R. Mallory and the
Iowan Bring Many
Casuals.
Will ntsrnss Modal Problems at
Six Weeks Conference.
Social problems affecting women
throughout the world will be studied I
by women physicians at a six weeks
International conference here, begin- j
tiing September 15. it was announced
yesterday. The conference will be held
under the auspices of the Social Moral- I
Ity Committee, War Work Council, of
the National Board of the Toung
Women's Christian Association.
Representative non-medical women
of the United States will be Invited to
Join the doctors in an endeavor to
reach a common ground of understand-
The vanguard of the Fifth Division.
the men who took Dun-sur-Meusa, ar
rived yesterday at Hoboken aboard the
cruiser South Dakota, and were sent to
Cainp Mills. The Second Battalion of the
Eleventh Infantry, under the command
of Benjamin B. Winer of Terra Haute,
was the first organisation of the Regular
Army division to reach a home port.
The crossing of the Meuss and the es
tablishment of a bridgehead on the
enemy side was characterised by Oen.
Pershing as one of the most brilliant
military feats In the history of the Amer
ican Army Ifi Franoe. The division also
participated In the operations on the
Lorraine front. In the reduction of the
St Mlhlel salient, and suffered a total
of 8,180 casualties. They formed a part
of the Army of Occupation after the sign
ing of the armistice. Vlce-Admiral
Gleaves, commanding the cruiser and
transport force, wss on the pier at Ho
boken as the ship docked and the cruiser
fired a salute of fifteen guns In hla honor.
Ths Henry R. Mallory also docked at
Hoboken yesterday, bringing twenty-on
officers and 409 men, mostly casuals
Sergeant Robert C. Tweed of the Regular
Army died suddenly when the vessel was
about an hour out of Brest.
The 814th Pioneer Infantry, a negro
organization which did repair work close
behind the lines, arrived yesterday on the
Pmirnin (mm vt. Nazalr. A number of
colored casual units Were also on the ahlpM
Lieutenant-Commander fc.verett uerr oi
the Medical Corps, IT. S. N performed two
operations on the voyage, one on a col
ored soldier of appendicitis and the other
the amputation of the fingers of William
Knepple. the ship's baker, whose hand
had been crushed In a bread making
machine.
The Iowan. with twenty-eight officers
and 1.476 men, docked yeaterday at the
armv base. Brooklin. She reported an
uneventful voyage,
were all casuals.
The troops aboard
CHANCE FOR EX OFFICERS.
softly from the fleet. The hurrying white ( ing, upon which may be based methods
helmer Company, Cincinnati, the Tlnken
Roller Bearing Company, cenion. Ohio;
Delcu Light Producte. the Domeetlc Kn-
tlneerlng .Company. Dayton, uhtn; Spencer
ens Company, Buffalo: Buffalo Vealng
end Belting Companv. Buffalo; Mont
gomery Ward Co.. Chicago; the Dayton
Engineering Laboratories Company, Day
ton, Ohio; J. A T. rouetna Company, shor
makers. 873 Da Kalb avenue. Brooklyn; the
Employment Industry ot, the T. M C. A .
woodworking, I Keet Third street, New
York olty.
Leneton Monotype Machine Company,
Philadelphia; Rbdce A- Shipley Machine
Tool Oompaoy. Cincinnati: Denguard
Player Action Pehool, ton t Fifty-first
street. New Tork cltj . Boeton Typothetae
Board of Trade, 174 Federal street, room
144, Boston; WhltcomS-Blaledell Machine
Tool Company, Worcester, Masa. ; Passalo
Metal Ware Company, Passaic, N. J. ;
American Optical Company, ftouthbrldge,
Masa.; Bteut & Thunnan Company, wood
carvers and cabinetmakers, Buffalo: Sears,
Roebuck A Co., Chicago, Koyal Typewriter
Company, Inc., New Fark avenue, Hert
ford; the ("Iceland Metal Products Com
pany, Cleveland.
Ths Merchant Shipbuilding Corpora
tion, Harriman. Pa., has called Tor 100
ambitious young ex-service men to re
ceive training, and will pay from 48 to
68 cents an hour while the training Is
being given.'
Former office workers Just released
from the army are rapidly turning to
ome form of skilled manual labor. Major
Warren Blgelow, head of the Reemploy
ment Committee for Soldiers, Sailors and
Marines, said yesterday.
"Jobless clerical workers sre learning
as a result of Interviews that by start
ing as apprentices In one or more of
skilled occupations It will be a short
time only before they will be earning
more than they could get In an office
after yesrs of hard work. At this rate
it will be only a few months before
thousands of former office men will be
learning tradea The result will be a
shortage of oftVe help.''
The bureau has found Jobs for 8,304
men since April 24.
lag; In Poas
IN, July 18. T
ere Ilia .
Raise si
CogNHAOgH, July 19, The state of
siege In Pomeranla has been raised, ac
cording to advices received here roin
Stettin. , The counter strike of cltlsens
in 8tsttln has bsen ended aad labor
leaders have proclaimed an Immediate
cessation of the general strike and have
repudiated the Idea of a breach of con
tract between employers and workers.
R
thereafter the tax certificates arc taken
out. Business Interrupted tias Its rem
edly lu "Just compensation" for all
losses.' "
DEMOCRATS LEVY ON
FEDERAL SALARIES
Penn. State Committee Asks
Fund for "Programme."
SpeciaJ Despatch to Tea Sex.
Philadelphia, July 19. The Demo
cratic state committee Is trying to drive
Federal employees In Philadelphia Into
paying 2 per cent, of their annual salar
ies Into ths State treasury of the Demo
cratic party.
This wss brought to light to-day when
It was found that post office clerks an. I
other Federal employees In this city had
received letters signed by Warren Van
Dyke. Democratic State aeretary, asking
for funds. One of these letters was
turned over to the Public Ledger by an
indignant post office employee. The let
ter contains the customary appeal for
funds, "to put under way a programme"
which the Federal employees "need have
no hesitancy in going along on." The
nature of the programme Is not stated
in the letter.
But there is no doubt left In the mind
of the Federal -employees as to what
they are expected to contribute to ihe
State committee. At , the lower lell
hand corner of each letter, written In
blue pencil, this amount is designated.
In each case It amounts to 2 per cent,
of the recipient's annual salary.
In the case of the letter now In pos
session of the PueMe Ledger Uie recipi
ent receives 1,400 a year.
'This tiling Is an outrage," said one
employee upon receipt of his assessment
notification.
"It la plainly a way of trying to mace
us Into helping out the Democrstlc cam
paign funds. We are supposed to be
beyond the reach of all political influ
ences. Our Jobs are supposed to, be ours
as long aa we prefer to remain in the
service for which we are paid. Political
friendships are not supposed to enter
into the matter. A man is supposed to
be able to vote the way he wants w itli
out sven an Intimation of coercion."
figures on each wide deck were suddenly
still. It was "colors," and as the strains
of the distant bands rose and fell on tho
breese afloat and achore men In the white
of the navy or In army khaki stood rig
idly at attention
Net Hodman's Whole Command.
Formidable aa the fleet looked steam
ing out on the voyage that will end for
soma of the ships only after a cajl at
Honolulu. In mid-Pacific, It represented
only part of Admiral Hodman's forced
The destroyers he took with him were
but a quarter of those he commanded.
reserve at Atlantic yards the others
awsit crews to man them.
The main base of the Pacific fleet will
be In Pugct Sound. Washington. That
is the destination of a majority of the
craft that sailed to-day.
The sailing of ths great fleet marks a
complete change In naval policy, a
change growing out of the defeat of Ger
many In the great war. Not while the
German fleet existed nor while German
of cooperation In dealing with the va
rious subjects.
The conference will be divided Into
three divisions: Health, the psychologi
es sspects of ths sex question and
legislative measures as they reflect the
present status of sex morality.
To date, thirty prominent women
physicians from all parts of the world
have accepted Invitations to be present
CANNOT FORM NEW CABINET.
Liberal and Democratic Combina
tion to Be Tried In Spain,
Maphid, July IP. Antonio Maura,
May Reenllst. Get Commission
and Do Itrcralttna; Work.
Under authority of the War Depart
ment former non-commissioned officers
of the Regular service now holding com
missions which will soon be terminated,
together with former non-commissioned
officers that have beea discharged as
commissioned officers, may reenllst in
the grade from which they were dis
charged for the purpose of accepting a
commission and being placed on recruit
1 Ing duty in New York. This announce
ment was msde yesterday by Col. Wllber
E. Wilder at 411 Eighth avenue, who
Is In charge of the New York recruiting
district
The number of men accepted on Frl
day for enlistment was 40 out of Jto
applications. The East Side of Manhat
tan offered 76 men, of whom 20 were
I accepted. The West Side supplied 3i
I applicants, of whom IS got In. Brook
lyn put forward only 1'' candidates and
I only 1 was taken. Jersey Oti offered
H, with 4 acceptances.
WILSON'S TASK LIKE
THAT OF MOSES
Peppe? Emphasizes Difference
in Manner Work Waa
Undertaken.
TREATY DEFECTS GRAVE
Speaker Says Americans Will
Cast Down 20th Century
Covenant.
Some essential differences between
Woodrrrw WUson and Mosea, especially
in readiness to take advice about peace
treaties, are noted by George Wharton
Pepper, vice-president and chairman of
the board of the IJaague for fhe Preser
vation of American Independence, who
has been a leader in the fight against un
American features of the League of Na
tions proposal.
"Henry Ford says history Is "bunk," "
said (Mr. Pepper yesterday. "Henry Is
wrong. History Is a great teacher for
anybody who Is willing to learn. She
teaches by likenesses and also by con
trasts. One of the most Instructive
lessons In history Is the contrast between
Moses and Woodrow Wilson, and be
tween the giving of the Law from Mount
Sinai and the proclamation of the cove
nant from- Paris.
"Moses was a teachable man. During
the beginning of his term he omitted
to call for the assistance of men of
ability and tried to do It all himself.
His father-in-law, Jethro, pointed out his
error. 'The thing that thou doest.' he told
Moses. ls not good. Thou wilt surely
wear away, both thou and this people
that Is with thee; for this thing Is too
heavy for three; thou art not able to
perform It thyself alone.' The wise old
man then counselled Moses to 'provide
out of all the people, able men,' and to
give them Important positions. Moses
accepted the advice and acted upon it,
and the people had peace. The account
of this transaction, In the eighteenth
chapter of Exodus, Is one of tho most
Interesting in the Old Testament.
"And the account of the giving of the
law In the ninth chapter of. Deuteronomy j
is even more Interesting.
Withdrew for Long Time.
"Moses wthdrew himself from his offl-1
clal duties for forty days, which seemed I
then like a long time for the Chief
Executive to be away. But he was well
employed. In prayerful seclusion, with-
out ostentation or pomp, he wrestled '
with the world'e great problems of moral '
conduct and social reform and was rc
warde'd by receiving the covenant 'writ- '
ten with the finger of God' upon two
tables of stone.
"Meanwhile the people at home had 1
been up to all sorts of deviltry. They
aa they would have pictured stogaa Ms
ths mountain top. True, a cloud of m
entry waa covering him. But they were
sure that behind the cloud he was stand;
Ing trongly'for the right of the poar.
the weak, the oppressed : ha was cham
pioning tne cause ui ngoroue u.
gresslve American Independence; he,
was refusing with scorn to countenance
selfish bargaining and the handing over
of helpless and unwilling mlnorltle
"At last he came back, bringing thj'
two tables with him, the covenant an
the treaty, not one In each hand, but ge
lt were Interwoven and both grasped 1st
two hands.
"The people hailed him as the Israel
ites ought to have hailed Moses. It was
a great moment In history.
Selfleh FlBsTcr
, 'Then something distressing hap
pened. Some of the people had sus
pected all along It waa not the finger of
God that was writing the covenant, but
most people fondly believed that It wag.
Then the truth dawned upon them; they
were shocked as few people in history
have bssn shocked.
"They gasped as they lesmed that
many selfish human fingers had traced
the ugly characters upon the surface ef
tho two tables. They were speechleas
ss they became convinced that the poor
had aeen aent empty away, that the
weak and the oppressed had received
acrnt consideration, that American sov
ereignty had been impaired, that the in
dependence of the United States had
been Jeopardised, and that the price of
the covenant had been the sham of the
treaty.
"But American tand aghast only for
a little while. Anger quickly begets ao-
tlon.
"It was Moses who broke the old cove-,
nant. It Is the people who will cast
down the new."
ARRESTED FOR THEFT
OF $74,000 GOLD
C. E. Sparrow Had Been at
Balbach Smelter.
In connection with the theft of 174.000
In gold from the plant of the Balbach
Smelting and Refining Company In New
ark, Clarence J:. Sparrow of 768 Stuy
vesant avenue, Irvlngton. Is locked up,
at Newark police headquarters. He was
taken into custody yesterday by Detec
tives O'Gara and Corbitt of Newark on
complaint of Francis R. Smith, a detec
tive emplo0'i by the company.
While tho company claims to have Inst
887,000 In gold between December 1
last and June 1, Sparrow Is accused of
taking 874,000 worth tn the complaint
Sparrow's arrest was brought about
through Information the detectives re
ceived at the United States Assay Office
In New York city to the effect that a
man from Newark was selling large
quantities of gold In bulk.
When the detectives attempted tn
learn where the man obtained the metal
they learned, it is charged, he waa a
friend of Sparrow, and following further
Investigation Informed the Balbach com-,
pany and tho latter was discharged. -It
also was said by the detectives that
had forgotten all the fourteen points of i Sparrow suddenly became rich since the
the law and had 'turned aside quickly I latter part of last year. They aald he
out of the way which the Lord had I bought a new home, a motor car. en
commanded.' Moses came upon them ' gaged a 'chauffeur and lived in batter
Premier in the Ministry recently re
signed, v ho has been endeaorlng to
form a new cabinet combining the con
servative elements, has not succeeded j
In effecting euch a combination.
It was announced to-day, therefore, '
that the Liberals and the Democrats j
now would be consulted with regard to I
the formation of a ministry.
Algerians Pledge Loyalty.
Patis. July 19. Algerian. Tunisian
and Moroccan leaders, who attended the
Victory celebrations it) Paris, called to
day on Premier Clemenceau and assured
him of tiller loyally to France. Eater
Stephen I'ichon, the Foreign Minister,
gave a luncheon In their honor.
FRANKLIN SIMON
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at
at
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only, embraces our famous English and American
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suddenly, having the two tallies of the
covenant In his hands. When he real
ized what had happened how the people
In his absence had played him false
his anirer overcame him and he broke
the tables before their eyes.
"During the eeven months of his ab
sence multitudes of people in tho United
Stales have pictured Mr. Wilson much
style thai, he did before.
Further Investigation by the deluuClies.
they said, revealed that Sparrow aad
the man w ho w as selling the gold In Kew
York had frequent meetings during the
time that the thefts occurred at the
nalbach plant. The seller of the gold, it
is said, also displayed signs pi having
much money.
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