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The Times-Dispatch Cov
ers the News of the World.
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Richmond Events
Read The T.-D. Columns
for Current Happenings.
70TH YEAR.
VOLUME 10
N" I'M 111" U 10
RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, JANUARY 19, 1920. ?TEN PAGES.
WKATIIKB PAID
HACK 7 * A IK..
PRICE, THREE CENTS
TRANSPORT, WITH 500 ABOARD, HELPLESS AT SEA
LABOR OUT AS OPEN FOE TO ANTI-SEDITION BILLS
MILLER AND ASKED TO FORM NEW FRENCH MINISTRY
Formally Announces Decision of
Federation to Fight Against
Legislation.
HOTLY DENOUNCES BILLS
Declares They Violate Constitu
tion and Rob Public of Basic
Guarantees of Freedom.
[By Associated Preaa.j
WASHINGTON*. Jan. IS.?Formal
announcement that the American Fed
eration of Labor will oppose "with
whatever power it may possess"
enactment of the antlseditlon bills
now pending in Congress, w? made
in a statement issued today by Samuel
Gompers. president of the federation,
lis attack Is directed impartially at
the Sterling bill, recently passed by
the Senate, and the Graham bill, based
on proposals by Attorney-Gencral
Palmer and awaiting action by the
House Rules Committee for a special
tule to expedite consideration.
"The proposed bill." ho tald, "if j
enacted, would violate the Constitu-I
tion and rob the whole American peo- i
pie of their most cherished and basic '
, Guarantees of free govcrnmcni.
If the American people, and, in 1
tact, a majority of the members of'
-;?ncress, were awake to the dangers :
concealed in this bill, a storm of in- i
dlgnatlon would sweep the nation,
f'" Kill Free Speech,
"It has been widely advertised that
th a measure protects free speech
fully, but prevents advocacy of ford- !
ble revolution, Bolshevism and an - '
?irch>. In fact, it would pcrnetuats 'l
an autocratic censorship over the cn
or?kiMmfrriCUin ,)rf63- .II tan be used
it Htrtu/v Te<T,h ??d tree assembly. \
It strikes a deadly blow at legitimate
organizations of labor or any other j
progressive movement for the better
?hvllt?,in%S^a which lnay be op- j
undfeacUon advocate* ?f privilege
"Wo yield to 110 man, in public of- 1
floe or out. in our loyalty to the Con- ;
r??Kii??n Institutions. of this re- I
? SOU-respecting man has
questioned or dare question that loy
?? ??f evolution, not revo
lt ?/. tor ball?ts. not bullets: for a
of Balahavl'im . clMS dictatorship
profiteer Plutocracy or of the
I* Utterly Autoeratlc Dill.
?.PP?8e thIa bln because every
legitimate purpose for which it is
iramed is already covered by existing
law. ita illegitimate features, which '
compose two-thirds of the d-aft are I
Sn"%rr^?"ItlC< and':
necessary to reach the individual who 1
advocates opposition to the govern- !
rnent by violence,M Mr. Gotnpcra cited -
section I of tho penal code and asked
11 revolution is afoot, why has not I
the Department of Justice made'
prosecutions under that section
"Section 5 of the bill, unbelievable as 1
it may seem,' he continued, "mav be
construed to mean, if indeed It does :
not make it. a crime, so vacuo and In- 1
volvcd la the terminology, to wear In
public any button of an organization i
whose purpose it is to secure an I
"l. lo th? Constitution of the
v.?,. &Late8, or any existing Federal '
Perpetuates Ceaaorahip. '
,s"Secti?n 6 perpetuates the censor
ship of the Postmaster-General over
jill newspapers and printed matter.
The so-called Borah amendment, pro
viding a court review of th? Post
master-General's action, is sound in 1
principle, but is inadequate to atford :
protection as a practical matter to a
publisher against the autocratic ac
tion of the Postmaster-General. J
"More amazing still, tno proviso sets '
up a censorship over any man's pri-1
\ ate correspondence by tho Postmas- i
ter-GeneraL It would be tVnninal.
Jor example, for a man to send a let
ter advocating resistance to an in- ?
junction issued by a Federal Judge
ordering workers on strike to go oack
. to work. .Moreover, this section can
,io, Prevent the organization
ritiZJ . .Jabor "?n the grounds of in
?.lik?Kira al I'rcJud'co tno intended or
J-una? /C?JU,t of which appeal Is to i
Ause rioting, etc.* No douot advocacy
J ?PP?a,tion to, the cause of Irish'
irohlSued? ln ??mo hoct[oos
n?"lon 7 Would exclude from this j
tiAitor*' eV6in r "braricB and.invea-l
" "?? '"""i
Gr,re Threat at Labor.
Sec.ions 9, lo and 11 contain a. I
makes inflowf?\etl nt ,abor SfcCl,on 9
Ployer'a private property rlrhtain hu
SXPU "> overthrow 'ojr" covJ-rSf
a political end in view ami Afik?. 'l?8
ing union Is 'affiliated with' thlf ?trik"
lean Federation of Labor ,1^ AAmT
can Federation of Labor wouuT'Ti"
compelled at once to exnm th? .
union or Itself become^UfawfulJk,njf
would at once become a crlrnn i, mi
able by up to twenty year<i^?mn ?
tnent or up to $20,000 line or bothfnr
any person anywhere In the natiliU ?r
rent a hall or business offlco to aiS
labor organization affiliated with u.?
American Federation of Labor or o
give or loan It money to send mm-ii;?
rejief to starving women and chHdr^
"In general hia is a bill against
opinion and advocacy, it proposes to
Hct up not a government of law but
ot men, because under its vague an\i
lfms no man would know
what the law is until tho Federal
judges interpret Its meaning. cucral
The^ inevitable result of this bUL
if enactod, would bo to spread a rclcn i
of terror over the United States nil
tho country with spies and spieffi
??iCI?k8 ? j Dopartment of Justicc
fill tho land with suspicion, and here- I
By hunting would quickly become a'
national Industry, if the principles of I
Majfna Chart a and tho Declaration of
^eP?7,d?nc? and tho Constitution of
the United States are not Worth fight
ing to preserve, I have wholly m"s
roncnlved what patriotism and love
and freedom mean." 1
Plan Air Route From
Mineola to Alaska
(fly Axuorintrd Pr(M.]
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18,?An air
route from Mlnroln, >. to .Nome,
k . " of -l,H71 milra, hna
plotted by the army air nfrvlrp
with a vlcvr to a (light over thin
courae at aomc time la the future.
? he proponed route vronaea the
u . n border at Winoi, .\, D. At
it u"' ^ 'be route turnn
?? ??<;?vrecn the Coaat llnnRt and
^' itoeklea to White llorac, Yukon,
croaaea the Alaakon liorder at
-XL ktfbert ?nd thence to Nome.
I he oou rae aeieeteii, the War I)e
today, lead,
the uioat populoua aection,
anppiiea and telegraphic eom
mnnicatlon and l? lp*n llkelv to he
covered with fog.
ION CLEMS
OUTRAGES ON JEWISH RACE
FOUND TO BE INDIVIDUAL
Moreen than Report Saya It la Unfair
to Condemn Notion for ^Sl|
Kxceaaea.
tl?y Associated I'resa. J
SEW TOKK, Jan. lg.?Details of ex
cesses committed against the Jews In
Poland, In which 252 members of the
race were the victims of mob violence,
are civen in the report of the mission
headed by Henry Morgenthau, which
investigated the outbreaks and which
was made public here tonight
Tho mission which was appointed
> Secretary Lansing on the request of
Ignace Jan Paderewski, then Prcsi
?*?} 01 t,lft Polish Council of Minis
Mr comr'0?ed of, In addition to
i.'d^r i?r.ce,,l,,iiu* Urigadier-Generul
Kdgar Jadwln and Homer H. Johnson
It arrived in Warsaw on July is, 1919*
monfi,rCrn.ain.c'1 in roIan<l to r two
hy ?utnmnUh i"e Wh'ch t,me il ' raveled
J???iJtomobMea more tlian 2,500 mile
mS5.0u.nP"5h0nUl investigation in
K, h?,i ? re ant I-Jewish out
had been reported.
nC adl??tt'ng that in eight
tSJ tarSi'Vf JcWB had bt'cn ,n;ul*
trie target of outrage, pillusre and
murder the report of tho mission de
thl hi, ll uou,d be unfair to place
pniiaV .? r tl,csc excesses on the
Jl nation aa a whole.
J"?' as lh,! Jnwe-" the report -says,
raco for^r"' K ,condemne(l as a
raco tor the anion of a faw of their
he ^nlr * corellgioniats, so it would
' h ? ?> Kly ,ln^air to condemn
lvioi?^,iHh na,i?n ? a whole for the
I ioiencc \ committed by uncontrolled
, troops on local mobp. These excesses
!IferteheavPPhaetnVy not Weraeditated." for
! 11, tliey had been pan of a nrecon
I have run "in.*10 n,umber ot killed would
iof the thousands instead
of amounting to about 280. ft is be
result ifata exc"8e" th^
result or a widespread aJHi-Spmttlo
1 M?f ^v. f :\Faln aggravated bv tho be
n?nn n t?e Jaw,Bh inhabitants were
i politically hostile to the Polish state."
MINE WORKERS DEMAND
OPPORTUNITY TO WORK
\ THROUGHJNTIRE YEAR
Lewis Defends Wage Schedule
Which Miners Assert Is
Required.
t !>y Aaaociited Pr?_x?. )
WASHINGTON, Jan. IS.?Defending
bituminous coal miners' demands for
a thirty-hour week and a CO per cent
increase in wages. John L. Lewis, act
ing president of the United Mine Work
f?ni^K,A!Vlirt.Ca,.^ccI,'irctl ,n a statement
tonight that the present number of
miners could produce 50,000,000 tons
of coal, the estimated requirement of
day basfc0' '?r 1920> ?n lhc s^-hour
"1 he head of the miners' union sum
marized in his statement evidence to
pe placed before the coal strike, set
tlement commission tomorrow when it
resumes its hearings.
,hc min?rs really mean is that
they be assured of at least thirty hours'
work a week during the year," Mr.
Lrewie sa.id. "They want to ffet awuv
from the present system under which
they may find forty-eight hours' em
ployment one week and none the next.
One of tho great troubles of the coal
inincra has been lack of employment.
"The average number of d.iys worked
per year in the central competitive field
since J 013 was 20f. 1-2. A man cannot
earn enough in 206 1-2 davs to keen
his family for 3C5 days.
"There is si ill another reason. Min
ers work underground, completely shut
off from sunshine and fresh air. Un
der these conditions men cannot work
as continuously as thoso employed
above the ground."
ADVANCE GUARD AT ALBANY
TO FIGHT FOR SOCIALISTS
Hcneatin^ of Aaarmblymen Ousted
I by ilrpuhlicnnn Will Urtng
Stronj? Content.
my Universal Service. 1
ALDAN'Y, N. Y.. Jan. IS.?The ad
vance guard of the New York City As
sociation of Protest tonight indicated
its plans for reseating tho five Social
ist Assemblymen and overthrowing the
' Assembly Republican majority ouster.
It will be contended that the Assem
bly action was in conflict with the
constitutional provisions for freo
thought and representation in public
assembly?a direct blow at an under
lying fundamentals of American gov
ernment.
Technically, admission will he made
that Speaker Thaddeus C. Sweet and
the other Republican leaders respon
sible for the ouster were within their
strict legal rights in unseating the
Socialist members. A provision of the
State Constitution gives the Legisla
ture the right to be the sole judge of
the fitness of its members.
COOTIES SERIOUS MENACE
Danger of Rpldrmlc IIInmiuci* Followa
Their Wakr, Snya Agrlcnl*
turnl Department.
t Bv Universal Service, l
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.?"Cooties as
wen as crowned heads suffered as a
7??ult of knowledge gained In the
,,w*r-' saya an announcement
todaV Department of Agriculture
M,!3he Snot.ics wcro laughed at?by
rm? ? 1? not havo them." points
Bureau of Kntomology of tho
,,ut aro no laughing
SI8' " because of tho danger of cpl
waTe dl?cano? whlch follow In their
suggests cleanliness as the
aureat safcRuard agalnat cootiea.
CHIEF BRITISH FINJINCIEH
SPENDS WEEK-END HERE
Sir George Paish Hays Food and
Kan- Materials Arc Europe's
>>ccd;>.
\ I8ITS I'EDERAL COMPTROLLER
jl>oe.s Not Kear~Auotl?er War in
-Near f uture, |mt Ex,wets Scattered
"evolutions Inless Hunger Is
! Relieved.
'and'1 raw t.,"" ,SCt SUpI>l'es u{ ^<>od
i S ates nJ'n&t?n*lb fr?m tho United
Mates and other countries, the Uan
! f.erous "Pread or Bolshevism over the
j checked" ^ntrita be effectively
youkf??j.!u"s no.?h?vls,?.:
hrst' nnanclat envoy tronit<Enstaiid ;
,i)A . ^ c fia^ 111 the library of
the home of Comptroller of the Cur
rency John Skelton Williams, on the
tifrn* m efl li0,'td* and talked of in- !
tcrnational affairs. !
day C*m? l? nScbl?ond Satur- 1
I troller aiid '?j?s?C\v*uiami0Sly 1\ f0"."'" '
! and walv"sco?i?e c |
? home. ??BallyVliann,^ ?? 1oU al U'clr
i llama* homo ^i!' au,J.at the Wil
(?Swajfer .Shirley vf v '-t?n>frf'ssman |
I Mrs Sh;Pi?.j ... of Kentucky, and
1 .May j- ind Involution*.
i another w oi
!^^^&r^lunku,8hed vV?i":
^OOd'^upp^ l^thc^wni^n maUf" ?f
? ^:
usmfi ?j ulsi on
i
imp?.-Uinjr tho n?^ powerful motive
count r^j -ll.lrc.aed
| re-jovcry w??,vk m/rl'VpSi
.... ?nl' w*??? investors.
and "other?*coun tries ,"ve6,?" this
' money to buv products frnm?^1^ the
i Si? o<"oUh??- H3r"???^
|ss?.??*" ejiateftuf'ti;
the nations "/? "rousedpa.!.hy botl"fin
!?f,p"r?nc from the effects of ^hC??very
j Will be swifter than r .if ? lho vvar
tional co-operation/* fairf ihiS n,?.na
who ranks as one of tV/j1 ?? visitor,
ciora of England YblJ2 leading- rtnan-.
i "ion was in tills coun,d "j,1 llis
replied that it wi?r t0 1kJ.' , ir 9eorge
ledge of condition's h,?! n,a know
information in regard to' Europe P'VC
q:r ?pw,kl,,ff Tonr Arranged.
Vork on Ne^ Year^ Pvel^ ? at Xew
his time since then in v-ll vUS,sl,ent
Hashlnttton. On Mondnv iti y? , anfl
*ry l'7. he will snwi in l" 6ht' Janu
?n Chicago, and th,n St" Louis, then
<?an boundarv and e"?8fnU'c. Cana
w he re he will* deliver ? an\ loronto,
Ens-land feit Vi,.', .,. an address.
j should be ratified andC f iff at*" ?1' peace
Portions then str?7?i,#i unworkable
I George said. tn rentv^ ^cned out. .sir
, 'he ratification of " the li^U?C8tlon on
Restoration of dmm ?,.enty there,
essential before E^??an^ * considered
cut and amend the H/f about to
I stated. Some atn^nrim document he
tainly be niftdo by PnH would cer
I clared. England, he do
of ana?.
edr Oeorpo answerod that hi!ltd States
*ery active but that hint S,neas Was
were rapidiv apnroaeh 1^ ^l. e credits
inflat ion. TIds condlUon^lM ? tost ln
he srantins: of iiives^fj? not a?ect
Kurope in the ieaat. he^a"d ?redit t0
shippers file report
disproving statement
f tatlon Structure.
WAS in VOTOX00',^ I;?'
a?ne?\hu\hn%^
&
ture of the country th??nia. 1|'?" slr"?-'
Perf conference, in a starV^.naI shlp
by Clifford Thorn" wifh Mmcnt 'Hod
and House Interstate r'^inr, Senate
mil tec, presented rftatisf?r>t .co Co'n
i k?te?v<>
' erakewh,ietif?retrebuttted byeth?r'KOn'
pers in their statement m?, ship
ton-.jrht. were that the rniiii. ,e P>'bHc
country for several ylars 'bsfl" of n,e
Ins under government ? pass
fHciner a curtailment of cmlt?ro?i w<!re
^omrind" aCeCdtcuonnofnCt
ih?,cn?rtrqr"Cnt ft,TeCt ?n ^ 's
1" ffures are presented ho ?k- . .
pers' conference to shl ,i. .e shlp"
P^r,izzj:%%TcZ'r" "??
<>?"><? in Mo-ln, w?',t?f? a?"?
face death by starvation
Major-Ren era ] llnrbord A?i,er<- ^
America Mnut Afford Necea. ^at
I Miry Hrllef.
rTty Associated Prow i
Harbord unless American relief f?? />r?nT'
tinued. tJencral Harbord hSided ^
.American military mission tho
cently investigated conditions |n Ar"
East.a an ?U,er floctions of the Near
ecuad^euctspresident
Kour Day* of Votln* r;|Ve Dr. ,?o.e
I^al* 1 a mayo 05,000
Ballot*.
[By Asstocinted Pro.-** 1
WASHINGTON', Jan. l^?Dr lose
Luis Tamayo, representing a m'aloritS
of tho Liberal party, was elected prcsl
dent of Ecuador for tho term bcalnnlntr
r^t-.s^rcmb0r \y a voto ot 35.000 ^
tho eloctionn conductod four days last
week. Ecuadorean minister Ellzalde
wae informed today, e
HIGH RENT LORDS FACE
INCOME TAX RETURNS
; StruKKliuK Tenant Is Expcctcd to
Toll How Much He Was
l'orccd to Pay.
PROSECUTIONS THREATENED
Blanks Will He Sent to Those Who
Reported Previously, While Those
Failing to Receive Them Must
Make Application.
(Uy Associated I'rcas.J
WASHINGTON. Jan. 18.?Through
| the collection of taxes on 1919 incomes,
! the first step in which will be taken
| tomorrow, the government will wage
i war on profiteering landlords with
, "sweet revenge" in prospcct for "the
! tenant who hay had to dig deep into
! his earnings to pay a high rental iti
i 1919."
First intimation of this new aspect
' cainu tonight In announcement by
I L?aniel C. lioper. Commissioner of the
j Bureau of Internal Revenue, that forms
j for makiug income lax returns, which
j will ho in th?j hands of .ill internal
I revenue collectors and rea,dy for dis
] tributlon tomorrow, will contain a sec
| tion prov.ding that tenants shall in
| elude in their statements the amount
I of rents paid and to whom it was paid,
j This information will l>c turned over
( to the Department of Just.ee to o<s
I used in its liigh-cost-of-livlng cam
| paign.
Tenant Can Have Revenge.
! "The tenants are doing the driving
! and holding the wh.p," -Mr. Roper said.
"Profiteering land.ords will be held to
the straight and narrow path In the
j* payment of their income taxes. Kc
j venge is sweet to the tenant who has
I had to dig deep into h.s earnings to
1 pay a high rontal in 1919. -
"Gathering his family around him,
j he takes his scratchy pen in hand, and
; with the last drop of ink in the bot
tle Informs the Commissioner of In
1 ternal Revenue that he. Bill Brown,
' of the lia?llrooin apartments, paid to
j John Smith, 13 Profiteer Avenue, $1,200
j for his three-room flat in 1919.
"By gathering these reports from all
1 of the Bill Browns who arc running
! themselves ragged to pay their rent,
| the internal Revenue Bureau will have
; ail of the information needed to see
that the profiteering John Smiths pay
i proper tax or face prosecution."
I.c?? Revenue This Year.
| While the work of collecting tho in
! come taxes will be Just aa heavy thla
; year as it wag in 1919, the govern
I ment will-receive less .eovenuo. -In
j stead of collecting C per cent on in
j comes Between >2,000 and $4,000 from
! married persons, as was done last
! year, only -1 per cent, will be collected
; this time. Single persons will get an
j exemption of fl.000, as was provided
1 under the previous revenue law. On
incomes above 14.000 the normal tax
i will be S per cent, instead of 12 per
' ccnt, as last year. Hut the surtax
| begins operation at. J4.000 and con
; tinues upward, until the government
j will assess CO per cent of annual In
j comes above $1,000,000.
( Internal revenue officials will send
i income tax forms to all persons who
! paid taxes last year. Others who are
i taxable must apply to the col.cctors
i for them.
Returns and at least one-fourth of
the amount due must be In the hands
of internal revenue collectors by
! March 15.
SUPREME COUNCIL
TO DRAFT LIST OF
HUNS TO BE TRIED
?
Clemenccau to Attend Session,
but Will Do Nothing to Bind
IIis Successor.
I By Associated Press. 1
j PARIS. Jan. 18.?Premier Ciemencean
. will attend Monday's meeting of tne
supreme council of the peace confer
t enee and will help draw up a definite
I list of German oilicer? anil soldiers de
j manded by the allies for trial on
I charges of violating the laws of war.
Premiers Lloyd George, of Great
Rritain, and Nitti. of Italy, and Hugh C.
Wallace and Baron Matsui. respective
ly American and Japanese ambassadors
to France, will bo present at tho ses
sion.
if by that time the Jtigo-Slav (govern
ment has replied favorably to tho
virtual ultimatum sent to Belgrade by
the council relative to the Adriatic
question, it will be acted upon. Jf the
Jugo-Slavs refuse t?> meet the council's
demands, M. Clemeneeau wlil leave tne
matter to be settled by his successor.
It is improbable that the Premier
will take any part in the decisions 10
! nrding the future form of the council
! and its replacement by an ambassa
dorial conference, as his action would
bind the man who assumes his duties
in the French government.
The text of tho note demanding the
extradition of former Kmperor Wil
liam of Germany, sent to Holland by
the council, which will be made public
on Monday, is understood to sunnort
the demand by citing Article 227 of the
Versailles treaty, which "publicly ai
raigns" the erstwhile Kaiser for a
"sunreme offense against international
morality and the sanctity of treaties."
It appeals to the lnitcn government's
sentiments of justice, begging ?t to
associate itself with the allies in a
"work of exemplary repression," ac
cording to the report.
FIUME REPRESENTATIVES
WANT D'ANNUNZIO TO GO
I Hold Meeting nnd Adopt Rriislntlon
Recommending l'oet l.envr
City nt Onee.
[Tly Associated Press 1
BKI.O RADIO, Jan. 18.?-The following
semiolllclal statement was issued hero
today:
"According to advices from Buec'ari
(five miles east of Kiume) representa
tives of the town of Kiume yesterday
held a meeting and adopted a resolu
tion recommending that. d'Annunzio
leave Kiume as soon as possible.
"Intelligence from Spalato reports on
good authority that Arditi and volun
; teers at Zara are preparing to flro the
town at the last moment should ?t bo
given up to Jugo-Slavia. Tho arrival
of an Italian warship is expected and
the Italians ure preparing to resist at
all costs whenever our troops arrive."
Would lOxpel Agitators.
DAYTON A, FliA., Jan. 18.? Impul
sion of foreign-born agitators. Includ
'ng naturalized aliens, adoption of the
English language throughout tho na
tion. and more religion among the peo
ple of tho United States wore advocat
ed by Vicc-Prcaldcnt Marshall today.
President PoLnearo Picks Alsatian
Governor to Succecd Veteran
Premier.
G IVES A N S W K It AT NOON
Deschanel, President-Elect, Reported
to Have Also Picked Mlllerand to
Korni First Cabinet Under .New
Administration.
[By Associated Press ]
PARIS, Jan. 18.?Tlie Cabinet of
i Premier C'.emenceau resigned today,
i President Poincare ton.ght nuked
j Alexandre Millerand, Governor of Al
! eacc ,to form a new. Cabinet. M. Mlll
; erand will give his answer at noon
' Monday.
The outgoing ministry has been in
ollice slnco November lt>. 1917.
.Mlllerand Called lo Palace*
M. Millerand was tlrst caned to the
Elyseo Palace at 4:30 P. M-. whero he
remained ton minutes w iti\ President
Poiucare. Ho then conferred with
presiuent-Klect Deschanel. M. Clemen
ceau anu Leon Bouigeots, president of
I itiu National Ashemuiy, at tnuir rcsi- i
i uences. lie returned to Hie lilysec
l'uiace at 7 o cioeK. at winch t.nie
' .m. Poincare formally requested him
t lo torm a Cabinet to succeed that of
I M. Clemenceau.
| M. Mhlerand promised to give his
decision between 11 o'clock mid noon
Monday, lie said Pres.dent Poincare
had asked him to consul with M. Des
I chanel before undertaking tho task.
1 Later M. Millerand *aid that he had
1 had a long and cordial conversation
i with M. Deschanel, who gave him his
' best w.slies for success.
President I'oincare. after receiving
Premier Clemenceau and a.l the min
isters and svrosecretaries and receiv
ing their res.gnatlons this morning,
kept XL Clemenceau three-quarters of
an hour. He expressed the gratitude
of France for the Premier's services
I and his personal appreciation of their
? excellent relations.
Poincare VlilU Dtuchtntl.
j President Poincare visited M. Des
| chanel at tlio Bourbon Palace at 2
i o'clock th;s afternoon to discuss the
' situation and decide who should bo
| intrusted with the ? task of forming a
1 Cabinet. He Chen received M. Bour
geois at. the Elysoe Palace to consult/
with him regarding the choice of a
Premier. ' _
Accord ins to tho Oeuvre. M. Des
ch&nol baft inlormed hia friends that
M. Mlllorand will bo the first Premier
of his term as President. It is gen
erally considered impossible that a
Cabinet should be formed for the
month only which elapses before M.
Dcsclianel takes office. It Is believed
M. Poincare is acting !n close agree
ment with the President-elect with
repard to the choice of a Premier to
succeed M. Clemenceau, and that M.
Deschanel will confirm M. Poincare a
choice on February 17.
Probnhle Millerand Cabinet.
, Th^ Millerand Cabinet will be , ap
proximately as follows:
Premier and Foreign Minister?Alex
| andre Millerand.
Minister of Justice?M. L. Hoplteau.
i Minister of the Interior?Andre Hon
' norat.
Minister of War?Raoul Perot..
! Minister of Marine?M. Landry.
! Minister of Public Instruction?Vlc
I tor Berai d. * ?
Minister of Commerce?M. Isaac.
Minister of Colonies?Albert Sarraut.
! Minister of Public Works and Trans
1 poriation?Paul Bignon.
? Minister of l.<abor?Paul Jourdain.
VIRULENT FLU EPIDEMIC
SWEEPING THROUGH POLAND
Dlneane Marked fly Suddenness of
At tuck and IIlKh. Percentage
of Fatallttea.
(By Associated Press.]
' PARIS, Jan. 13.?Influenza in a form
! so virulent as to baffle the medical
> authorities is sweeping through Poland.
I according to American Red Cross ic
> ports. The direase is marked by the
I suddenness of attack and the high per
centage of fatalities. Hundreds of per
sons are dying dally In Warsaw, the
reports show, while three-fourths of
j the hospital attendants have been
stricken. . ,
Red Cross doctors who had experi
' ence with Influenza epidemics in tne
United States and France say they are
I amazed at the almost Instant infection
' upon exposure and the quick develop
ment of tho disease. Death in many
cases occurs within twenty-Tour hours.
Women and young people appear to be
partlc.ularlv susceptible. There is al
most a constant succession of funerals
at Warsaw, many of them being neld
j at night, the pallbearers carrying
j torches in accordance with the Polish
custom. _ , , ,
This.Is the third influenza epidemic
j Poland' has suffered.
I IRISH LOAN GOES STRONG
I |
I York SnbNcrlbr* $U,r?00,000 on Klrat
Pat of Drive for
910,000,000.
tF.v Universal Service. 1
NT3W YORK, Jan. 18.?Tho Irish $10.- |
000.000 loan drive, which started today,
went flying over the top here with
pledge the first day for $2,;>66.000 of ]
New York's ?3,000.000 quota. The. ra- i
sponse. was far beyond the fondest ex
pectations or hopes of leaders. 'Ihreo
thousand greeted the announcement at |
the great mass-meeting in the Dexing
ton Opera House which formally opened !
the drive. i
Cheers greeted the reading of a let
tor from Archbishop Havnes, which
started with the announcement that he
| inclosed his personal check for $1,000.
WOOD~COFDEMNSliAVY
I tieneral Sari All We .Vott Have Is
"Floating Death Trap," In
Huston Aildrea*.
{By Associated Press.]
BOSTON, Jan. IS.?Major-C.eneral
t Irf>onard Wood, speaking to members
of the American Legion today, called
for a large navy and asserted that "all
' we have now Is a floating death trap."
"Wo want," ho said, "a flrst-class
navy and we want it always ready. We
cannot mako it In a hurry. We cannot
have It with a divided fleet. We cannot
llll ships with untrained men and say
we have, a navy. It is not a navy al
all, it is a floating death trap."
Pole* t'?ptnre German*.
BI5RMN*. .Ian. 18.?An official tele
gram received from Danzig reports a
?ollislon between Herman troops and
Pole* near Argenau (Province, of
Posen) in which the greater part of
the German occupation force fell Into
the handa of the Poles.
Here's Life Story of Man
Who Collects Revenue
Illy Universal Senicc.l
XliW VOIt K, Jan. IN.?I-'.tiKland
has her "I'ussyfoot Johnson," mill
America nutv linK her "Honest John
Kramer." The former In dolni; hi*
physical nncl mental best to c??n
\rrl A.Moil to the virtue* of pro
hibition, uhilr thr latter now,
ill on ii t k urlm viRrll at the massive
nnrt hermetically untied tonili of
the Inte lamented John Barleycorn. |
lie 1* the i'Vtleral Prohibition Com
missioner.
For llie iienellt of those who
mithl he inlsftcu.dcd enough to lie- I
lieve ''Honest John" Is at all lenient, !
notii-e wits sent out tonlelit liy the
Anti-Saloon I.capruc unalyziiiR his
vliRrai'ter>tlvN,
Here they ore: "Ont In .Muns
ilelfi, Ohio (Ills home tuIV111, Honest
John is known as "the silent little
mnn with the iron jatv and the
telegraph-pole backbone.' He I* I
not afraid of anybody, and never
allowed anybody to pret anything
1 on him, nnd. judging- by his utter
ances since he wn s made prohibl- j
tlonixt commissioner, he .seems de
termined not to let any one ?et
anythlnu on I nolo Sam, or pel
away with anything: illegal under
the law he Is to enforce."
RECITE CRIMES OP MISER
SUPREME COUNCIL IN NOTE
TO DUTCH ASKS DELIVERY
I'nints Out That Former Emperor
Would Have lleen tilveii Up by
liermnnj- If He Had Stayed.
[By Associated Press.]
I'AKIS, Jan. IS.?The supreme coun
cil's note to the Dutch government,
asking' t'liat the Cornier German Km
peror be given uj> to the allies under
article 227 of the Versailles treaty for
trial, points out that if the former
Km peror had remained in Germany, he
i wou.d have been delivered up under
the same conditions by the German
I government.
"Among so many crimes." the note
recalls the "cynical violation of tho
neutrality of Belgium and Luxemburg,
| the barbarous system of hostages,
massed deportations, systematic de
vastation without military reasons,
the submarine war," and declares:
j "For all of wnjcii acts responsibil
ity, at loast mora), reaches the su
preme ch.ef, who ordered them, or
abused Ills unlimited powers to break,
or permit others to 'oreak, the most
sacred rules* of human conscience.
"Tho po.wors cannot conceive." it
adiif, "that tho Netherlands would re
gard with loss reprobation than them
selves the immense responsibility
weighing upon tho cx-Kmperor. IIo.
| land would not be fulfilling" her inter
national duty if sho refused to asso
ciate herself with other nations, so
far as she is able, to prosecute, or
at least not impede the punishment
of crimes committed."
Tho note points out that it is the
duty of the powers to insure execu
tion of article 227 without entering
into argument, because "it is not a
question of public accusation having
throughout a lega. character, but an
act of high international policy im
posed by tiie universal conscience, in
which lepal forpis are employed sole y
to Insure the accused body guarantee's
such as have hitherto been unknown
In public law."
! CALL ADMIRAL BENSON
TO EXPLAIN ASSERTION
MADE BY WILLIAM SIMS
i # '
| Dan icls A Iso Expected to Repeat
Parting Instructions to
Commander.
f Bv UniverAa4 Serviced
WASHINGTON, Jan. 18.?The return
here tomorrow night of Admiral Wil
liam S. Benson, who all during the
war was chief of the bureau of opera
tions, is expectcd to bring tho most im
portant development in the scandal
j that has arison out of Admiral Sims'
: indictment of the conduct of tho navy
, durinK the war.
' It is known hero that Admiral Den
! son, together with Secretary of the
? Navy Daniels, gave Admiral Sims his
| parting instructions hefore his depur
i lure to Kurope shortly before war
j was declared against Germany by the
I United .States. When he appeared be
I fore tho Senate subcommittee investi
gating naval awards yesterday, Ad
| miral Sims asserted that among tho
instructions wan this verbal order:
I "Don't let the British pull the wool
over your eyes. We don't want to pull
their chestnuts out of the fire. lle
menibrr we would as soon light the
British as tho Germans."
Officials of the Navy Department de
clared that If the complete Senate
Naval Affairs Committee undertake an
Investigation of Admiral Sims' charges
it will have to summon not only Secre
tary of the Navy Daniais, but Admiral
Uetison as well. Navy officials say that
Admiral Sims' assertion resolves it
seif into a question of fact. It was also
asserted today that it was unfair for
Admiral Sims, before a Senate subcom
mittee yesterday to make, a statement
of that nature without repeating the
entire conversation which took place
at the time, so that lie meaning could
he fully appreciated. Senator 1'age,
Republican, of Vermont, has called a
special meeting of the Naval Affairs
Committee for tomorrow morning to
decide whether or not to extend the
scope of the Senate Inquiry.
SAY MEXICO CONTROLLED
PRIVATE TELEGRAPH WIRE
News of American Military Movements
Said to Have lleen to Mex
ican Capital.
[ lSy Associated l'ress. 1
SAN ANTONIO, Jan. IS.?Testimony
in the form of affidavits and deposi
tions wlil bo taken this week by the
Senate subcommittee investigating the
Mexican situation in order to hasten
Its examination of witnesses. More
than 100 witnesses have not testitled.
and reclassification of their informa
tion was made today, In ordor that
those whoso testimony la expected to
t>? merely corroboratlv? may tllo their
statements.
Information which will be presented
by witnesses will show, according to
Senator Marcus Smith, a Mexieaii-v*on
trollcd wire into Mexico was used dur
ing the war for transmitting Amer
ican military information. An Amer
ican officer who suspected the use to
which it was being put made the ex
i poauro.
BOILERS FLOODED
Powhatan, With 500 Passengers,
Reports Water Gaining and
Pumps Out of Order. > -
LIQUOR CARGO IS DOOMED
Ship Owned by Negroes in
Jeopardy?American Vessel
Founders Off England.
BOSTON, Jan. IS.?Two steamers are
in distress and another foundered In
the Atlantic tonight, according to
wireless messages received at the local
station. The army transport Powhatan,
with 500 passengers aboard, sent a
radio stating that her boiler-room was
flooded, with the water gaining momen
tarily, and help from the pumps uncer
tain. f>h6 gavo her position as CCQ
miles east pf New York.
Another radio announced th.it the
British freighter Yarmouth, which left
New . York for Havana yesterday, wit'.*
a cargo of liquor, is sinking. She gave
he." position as latitude 39 north, longi
tude 74 west, and that she was twenty
four miles northeast of light vessel No.
?3. Tho message also stated that tho
forward ballast tank ia leaking Into
the engine-room. A heavy mint is pre
vailing, according to the message.
lilts Hocks and Koundern.
I A messago rccoivcd u>night from
I London announced the sinking of the
| American steamer Maeona. The ves
sel struck a rock olT Nidlngen light
and toundcrod. Tho Maeona was it
i Y^'S^ol of 5,311 tons, and was owned ibv
I ^ <~?* sailed from New
I lork November 24, and was last ro
! ported at Rotterdam, December 20, pre
i paring to proceed to Copenhagen
In reporting the accident to the Pow
. hatan. Captain Randall gave the posi
1 lion of the ship as latitude 41.00 north
longitude t>.01 west.
I he llrst message said the transport's
fireroom was Hooded with the pipes
choked and water gaining. In a secooA
message Captain Randall said:
,, .J1**5 have oOO passengers on boArd.',
Boiler-room Hooded. Desire shlua
stand by untU results of attempt to
ruuju steam to start pumps Is known."
A?k* tor Tush . to Be Sent.
Colonel Mitchell, in charge of tho
army transport oflh,*e. a^lced. the naval
authorities 'at Halifax to send tiitrs to
immedlatiMy.CC ?L tU? d'3Ue3i5od vossul,
It was ori the Powhatan that former
Kmperor Wilhelm visited Kngland in
lJOb. At tills time ho was 'reputed to
i Hamburg-American Lino
?**."? 11 (la> ^or the USC of the liner ?
burs ,VaS t,ica known as tho Ham
Later the vessel was used to carrv
1 heodore. Roosevelt and his p^artv to
hi?nft?n,7 M"Hc,h' WW, when he made
In 1914 thn hunilnE tranic.
in 1J14 the liner was chartered by the
American Ked Cross to take dontor.-i
and nVri?s l? the.E"r?Pean war zone,
and made a number or trips in this
ca'V>?'ty, under the name Red Cross
When the United States entered tho
rv?tvh1? 7 thie 1|cd ?ro-S8 was renamed
ser vIrV t?i" placfd ln th0 transport
of1 V.e8ael Carrie,l. thousands
nni in vi ?? "u,r?pe and return with:-.
Septcmbe?nV3.lnm9lK hCr lawt tr,1> on
Cutters Sent to Aid Ships.
Three revenue cuttprs froni the Bos
ton district, two destroyers from New
port and che two army transnorlii
?|^J"thern Pacific and the Martha Wash
ington have been ordered to proceed
^ *1? the assistance of the
Powhatan. Colonel Mitchell ??announce ?'
re? Northern Pacific and Mmrthii
ar? homeward bound from
Brest, Prance, with the hist contl.V
fo?" eSs. ? LhC AmcrIc;in expeditionary.
The coast guard cutters Ossinee
1 ortsmouth, N. H? Acushnet at Woods -
i ??k?' "1 c,rosham at this port, arc the
other ships ordered tonight to the us?.
sistance of the Powhatan
frnmWirv,0le D "loasage received tonight
from the Powhatan stated that he
I passengers would be transferred #?
; he White Star liner Cedric a? soon aJ
| the weather permitted. The message
I asked that tugs with "heavy towlnc
' slble. ? d,3patched " soon as po?
Vnrmontk Owned by Negroes.
r?,T'\e ^"armouth flies the colors of tho
Rlack star Line Steamship Corporation
the first company of Us kind to be
i ?rp2Cn ?,nt,rely hy ne?foes. The offi
! <-ers and crew are of that race and
i the original Intention of the 'com-'
; Pany s founders was that careoes
would go to negroes only. carEoes
The cargo of liquor carried on fi?
j Yarmouth, consisting or whisky? gin
I champai?ne, is valued at I' onn '
She left this port yestefd'ynft
rnoon for Havana with a heavy list to
??wln?r to ^'o haste with
which longshoremen loaded her in an
"(Tort to get her away before prohlb"
ThCrscfay. effect,ve nt midnight
Revenue agent's were at the nier
watching to seo If the ship would put.
ofTvnt1 fhe amendment went Into
tUn i. mT'j ?ht there were still
?'!cd w|th cases of liquor
Sr Th/!?HarSeufilclt8 of ,f on l,lfi
nl. hi- cnt,r? shinment was stop
Ji,? rcv?rme agents, but vester
I;.,. afternoon the Yarmouth was per
mitted to proceed with what hid been
ia? k ? About 3.000 cases of liquor
'-,00 0i?o worth between $250,000 and
..00,000 at present prices, were on the
nier under police guard when the
Rtenmship moved out. U,?
r.v.T>,r.rtr<lrVmun,cation ?^cer of tho
0,0 ^ navy-yard paid tonight
''?V, the const guard cutter Itasca.
1 ? at New ^ork. and two steam
, rs had gone to the assistance of the
: steamer Yarmouth. The distressed
I K;nt her?s 0 s fror" ? Position
Ur m,'PS pastv.of North End
I """y-lvc mil.,
| CHINESE TO ATTACK LETTS
| (lolnhevlNtit Trse Orientals to Augment t
Force C'oncentrntlng on Let
tish l-*ront.
fPy Ahhik-iateil PrvRS. 1
j COPKNHAQ BN. Jan. IS.?The Bol
shevists arc throwing large forces on
tho Lettish front, including Chinese
regiments, saye a dispatch to the of
ficial Lettish bureau from Riga.
"The Letts everywhere." says the
dispatch, "have repulsed the enemy's
powerful counterattacks, with enor
mous enemy lossea. and capture.! a,
number of villages In the advance on
RJeHtfhltsa. They also have captured
tho Junction of .St. Pytalowo and many
vllJasos la the direction of PakOT."

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