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?y^v. .^;r>7.';.-:w 7 - , ? -v. " "'.7 i4 Virginia Forum See the "Voice of the Peo ple" Column Daily. fiidjmcmd ?"imes?isimtcl) Richmond Events VS.' /?cacZ The T.-D. Columns for Current Happenings. 70th year. ? ? VOLUME TO Nl'MIIKB 25 richmond, va., sunday, january 25, 1920. ?fifty-SIX pages. ;??r" ?rain. price, seven cents PROHIBITION DEPARTMENT'S FRIENDS AND FOES CLASH SENA TOR REED BITTERL Y A TTA CKS HERBER T HOO VER CHARGEMAN WITH ASSASSIN A TION OF WIFE'S PA RENTS m STATE DRY AGENCY NO LONGER NEEDED Opponents of Virginia Prohibition Machinery Open Battle to Abolish It. GILPIN STATES HIS CASE ?*Leader Against Dr. Peters' Office Disclaims Intent to Criticize Commissioner. Tn a debate characterized by frequent I ulti* between proponents and oppo-; Tfnta of the Gilpin bill, which hat; for I its aim tho abolition of the State De partment of Prohibition, factions rep- ' icsentlng the department and those | who would abolish the ofllco ? ? lashed In the opening skirmish of ; what promises to be a hotly contested I fight In the hall of the House of Dele gatus yesterday afternoon. The hear- j .i?^ was before thr House Committee ?ii Moral and Social Welfare, and was ; op'-n to fie public. j At the conclusion of the hearing n. ? subcommittee of three, composed of ? ^ Delegates Stephenson, MeNutt and Garber. was appointed to consider all; 'he evidence and argument and make its recommendation lo the full com- ! mltteo Monday night at 8 o'clock. An audience which tjxed every avail- | able f-eat when the session got under | way at noon was augmented by snores <>f others, who occupied every foot of tending room, both in the rear of the hull and In the gallery, when the hea. ?ng was resumed at 3 o'clock, follow- j ;tig a roci'i'; of an hour. Prohlolt<on Commissioner J. Sidney j JV.teri-, ltev. David I\ Hepburn, D. D., i superintendent of the Anti-S.iloon ; !?? ague of Virginia; Rev. George W.J .McDaniel. D. D., pastor of the First I'.iptist Church; Senator G. Walter ' Mapp. author of the Mapp prohibition | Viw; H. Machen, counsel for the Mate Department of Prohibition, and others appeared in behalf of retention of tho department. Alan* Favor Mcoanre. They were opposed by Delegate Kenneth C. Gilpin, of Clarke, who' framed the t>ill calling for aholitlon j of Hit. department; Dinuaay R. Gordon, j .!r.. of I/OUlsa; IS. P. Buford, of Bruns-I wick; Thomas L.omax Hunter, of King' ?ieivr^e. Senator Kobcrt K. L^eedy, of | i.'jruy, and Albert O. Boscheu, of Rich mond. Delegate Mayo C. Brown, of Lynch burg, chairman of the Hour* Commit te on .\lo;al and .Social Welfare, pre sided. He was (tanked on cither side and Just in front of him by tho other m. rnifors of tne committee. In opening the discussion, Chairman j Urown declared that it was the inten- i tion of (he committee to allow both; hides to be heard. "This la not a trial 1 of Doctor Peters." he said, "hut a ; hearing on the question whether or i not the Prohibition Department Is to ; !?*? abolished." I Delrgnte Gilpin opened for the pro- i poiicnts of the bill, which, he stated, I was in no tense an attack on Doctor i peters. "We arc not here to hurt tho j ansa of prohibition or abuse tho pris- ? ? nt commissioner, but to abolish the! department," lie faid. '4 ^aya V. S. Agents Sufficient. 'Ill* i luil'di buiLi uiiiCiU, l.v a ?.11, has ?? v/AAlu*tiuli tuiUiiitaaiuiii:* ' . -?l v^ . a v? 1 ^ j. eiilitl lU L'lliolCti t .1*1. j*. iU.\va, iolnoil l?;' j t. i j c i tUti Ml uticitcv, OL V\ .titli 1 v. i i>o*l*>nuc ib wjiniuiociulicl, Oi .nr. .UiiCU- 1 l:i, pc.t'aaiv m jcti, I'uUiitci * | ? l lie UJ'ii liiitLUC OA IUC iiiiiv luc i Vutiai ^v>\cruaiciii iidd iiut lilt; bCiicUl U.ai luc CUiu had. 'luc t cavi'ul abW'ltU), Uc tunlJDUt'O, "arc iiiaoicra wncn it comcd to 'JuUlilfe <JOV?il UjUOIloLuU-.Itt, <11111 l?ith ,.H cUc Ju?*i ji laiuo luu i'. uiii l??t ioa :ori-uj vk 11? n.ivc io cuuiciiu vvjtii no.* tfiidl ndiiuu*wiuc uuiuiii'jn iid.i uccii liceiill CO? Uvv.iiior Da.vie. lie went on, hau '!tc.j.r-:u luu t'ruiiiuliiun Lseparttnent. is ? i !i uiuiuccasal j uApuuae. ii uui uin ^diiiuii'U uj inu ciuei i:.\ecuuvu ? I l ue .Man. .xiia t>y linn tj^uaiiiiLleu in nls recent meso.igo to tno uutiiirai AdS?iJ10i> W lill ieejti.v.1 to states WlliCIl /i.ivo not a Siiectai uup.triiiient to on sorco tno promotuuii taws, ne saiu; "iv.ilnvr we are rigiu aud an omer ?StaLea are wrung, or we are wrong and i the otner states are rigtit. Perstm aiiy, i oeur.v wc arc wrong." Otiicrn Aliiuinn llruurh. Delegate uu|)iu touK up in detail tho provis.ous or tne .Vtapp law and tne < tiangi:3 consequent on eiimination of i!io apartment of i'rohibition. .section u of the new oill spccl inaiiy charges the Attorney-General with the Uui? of eniorclng tne pronliu 'ion iuvv and appropriates $s,oud to his ? 'ttice tor proceeulngs under tne ouster law against any local otliocrs who fail to ciuorco the prohibition act. P> agreement oi the opposing sides. ?ach side was given an hour aud a half for argument. Delegate K. D.ndsay Gordon opened' for those favoring abolition of the de partment. The only other State to ?? rente such a department, he said, was Oklahoma, w hich already had abolished it and, .n the opinion of the Governor and oilier oltlclals of that State, the aw was better enforced without than ?J with such oilleft. , The department, Mr. Gordon con tended, not only Is a useless oflicc, nut tends to prevent tho proper enforce ment of the law. since (here now arc n.> wet States from which ardent *y-,;i,s *?*" 1)f>- Imported, the question ui breaking up nioonshlnlnpr Is essen ually one for local authorities to de lerminc. .No insidious distinction should be made between the enforce ment of the prohibition law and tho law against murder or any other out rageous crime. "ul Friction in Knforremrnt There has been friction in the en forcement of the law, he said some trouble and criticism, jfc did no? ?ittribuie the shortcom ngs or dopuHea to Dr Peters, but said it was difficult to got the right kind of men to ,irl this esplonag-e unless it Is a part of !lost ? 1 d"ty i,J thcir own coun \Vhen (ho Constitutional Convention met in 1901. Nor(h Carolina, he said had 107 State oflleers to perform the (ijif'es which required 42.ri In Virirlnii The creation of an ofTleo Is eaev hi ?:aid. but the abolition of one In Vir pinla is almost impossible, and, since the Constitutional Convention, the num ber of officers has boen multiplied four fold. . . Mr. Gordon wants tho law enforced and is not In favor of any proposition that will let down tho bar*, but It is impossible, he said, to enforce any law against the unanimous local sentiment of any community. The chief question now, he said. Is to fight local manufacture. No ono can protect tho localities except those who know the localities. He donied that an effort to abolish the ofUce Is nn effort (Continued on Second Page.) J *iu i Norfolk's Quick Work Ends Water Shortage <?y A?nocInted Press.) V Jun- ^ Today the .Norfolk Water Doimrtmrnt rom> plcted a record f,.at. and nil danger or it tiy further >vuter xburlOKC in com para lively at an end. h7n.Jhe ??nnrcllnK span of pipe rn,f J?Id ,n KlUabetb Itlver, .Norfolk wn, finally in a p.,*ltlon to lap the I'ortnniiMith supply in llerk wn,,d ?,rn'r -*,**00,000 gallon* for eofiNijfniitlon hrrr, dnT?l" ,r*7k '? dna* ,n twelve ""ccted ?hnt Monday ""l,:1! . r"d of ,h<? ?'l?(rll?utlon of the drinking water. for the I'orta able ""I'P'J will then he avail MID ELEVATOR BIRROOM SLEUTHS INVADE CAFE FHEUUENI tU BY OFFICERS tligli.Cln** Trade Had Seven Galloon of l.iquor of Diluted A leohol. v ru- AiKOtu.1ted i'reas. 1 aeVmv . K;. JUn" -???I'rohlbltion , h, . " ,a r.a,tJ on a Park Row caie ^'n ??C i Bu,lding tonight. ux?< Girthed an ingctiious elevator bar room In which imitation whisky Is al 'ifcod to have been 'sold to "hich tban Pc fialo<jn for more uja.ii thirty years has been the Kather ?n?? Mace of Federal court oi?c?al? ?"ach*a- well aaortU ilali Politicians Ironi the City 1 '?d by "Judce" \Jlen prohibition agent, who has been fi 1 i i'" ?'ith lho "high-class trade" of tfin u days. netted seven gaUous ->t the liquor which in said to be road? '?ifn , diluted with water. The cafo proprietor and bar tender were held on charges of v.olathig the n-n. lit bit ion law m having liquor hi a ' lavVnir? irer than ?;u home and with laving transported the liquor 'rom Brooklyn to New York. m Customers were nerved In the elevi a/ents^Thi'T to th* Prohibiten il a ? QUOr .and classes were n a small box na ed un near ?'?? ' 1?or. In J," ' Ttic V.ur"^ '5iMa?rUI?c to A Men were sadly deluded as thet had been led to believe, he said thlt SfnJITWrh10^0! ?le CafC had "n*ea" cn.n^ij with government airc;nii* alqo that, because of the supposedniixhl wCky ' th"y wcre getting real DIPLOMATIC SERVICE UNDER BRYAN REGIME IS WARMLY ASSAILED Congressman Flood Replies by Calling on Republican Mem ber for Particulars, f Hy AfiMociitlfid Pros? 1 WASHINGTON*. Jan. 24.?Diplomatic appointments, whllo William J. Bryan way Secretary of Slate, were assailed in the House today by Representative Rogers, Republican, Massachusetts, during discussion of the diplomatic ap propriation bill. j Some of the appointees, he said "had been atrociously pro-< Jerman. especial ly In Latin-America," and sotno were ol 'the scum of the earth." I Representative Flood, Democrat, Vir-i ginia, asked if Representative Ropers would su.y who he means by "scum of the earth." will" said Rogers; "James! ?M. hullivan, of New Jersey, who was retired on t lie recommendation of a commission headed by Senator Phclan Democrat, California. ' Capable men had represented thai 1. n'.ted States, Rogers continued, nam incr the late Walter Ilincs Page in Dondon. and his successor, John' W I Davis, and added: "But there is a case, of a man who was still drawing pay as a miniver to a Central American cotintrv when he had not set foot in that countrv for two years. POSTPONE PRESSING WAGE CLAIMS UNTIL FEBRUARY 2 Absence of Director-General nines 1-rom Washington Changes Rrotb. erhood Program. [By Associated Press.] CLRVRLAffD, OHIO. Jan. 24.?The Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, through its general executive commit tee and grand lod;re officers, will press Director-General Hines for a reply to] their demands for increased wages at! a conference in Washington on Fob- j ruary 2 or ,1, instead of on Tuesday next, as previously announced. Presi dent W. CJ. Dec announced tonijrht. Mr. Hines will be absent from Wash-I ington next week, and wired he could' not meet the committee Tuesday. The wage increase asked bv the trainmen ranges from 35 to 47 per cent and was presented in July, 1019 reply has been made. President Wilson requesting the men to wait "a reason able time" pending a reduction In the cost of living. SERVED IN THREE~WARS ' OldrHt Former Filiated Man of Reg ular Army Victim of Attack of Pnenmunla. f I?y Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.?Sergeant Joseph Dunwoody. 97, at the time of j h's death the oldest former enlisted man of the regular army, died today at the soldiers' home of pneumonia, following an attack of influenza. Born In Dublin, Iro.and, 1X2.1, his first military service was with f.ho British army in India during the Sepoy Rebellion, later in the Crimean War. He camo to the United States just in time to enlist in the Third United States Artillery at the outbroak of tho War Between the States, and served in twenty-two battles of tho war. META GLASS GETS MEDAL Lynchburg Girl Among Those Hon ored by France for Y. W. C. A. ' Work. PA T*to rPy Appelated Pres:!. 1 to th? ?Workers attached soe KiJ Kne Women's Christian As nic.h i L .lV<1 ?been presented with an eiMrten^ # French government as their lnhf.ro Xrcnch gratitude" for L/IST U.S. CONTINGENT j Officers and Enlisted Men Reach. New Vork Aboard the ! Northern Pacific. [ POWHATAN'S I'KOPLK IN TOUT Those on Dumugcd Transpott IJot'o Suffering and Danger Calmly. New Vork Harbor Sounds Circ-tvt Welcome to Soldiers. rn/ Associated Prej*?. | NEW YORK, Jan. 24.?The last of i the A. K. F. to |i;avc Franco, tho l'JD j oUlcers ami enlihted men who sailed 1 from Antwerp, January 4, came into port in comparative silence today ; aboard the transport Northern Pacific. 1 1 he rain and i.j? chilled tho reeep- , lion that had been piatim.il for them, anil ; 1 aside from occasional shouts to tiie , | welcoming boats of the city and the ! Kooky Mountain Club <in tuo way in . from qua.runi.ne, there wis no Intima tion that ^ the final contingent of "America's" soldiers in Franco was , "home." 'i'wo hundred members of the Rocky Mountain Club, with rnanv notables as ? guests, went down the ' bay in a ' j steamer to greet tho transport at quar- I I antine. The doughboys will be guest? ? i of the club at a dinner and series of ; entertain merits. Perilous Voyajje Ends. The Powhatan's passenger.-, who were ! ! removed from the helpless transport j about 200 miles from Hal.fax, - fter she ! [ iiad wallowed in high s:eas for six days i i and nights, included eleven women and i two children in addition to army otD- ? I cers. The Powhatan sailed from New ! I Vork for Antwerp on January 10 and , I was disabled las? Sunday. j Although they suffered from the cold i i while the leaking Powhatan was tossed i about on a raging storm-swept sea I far off the Nova Scotian coast, the passengers here bore the.r discomfort ? without complaint, and were rather J Inclined to treai it as a lark. Were Culm and Cunrncrnns. i The civilians on tho disabled trans-i j port were, praised for their calmness ' j and courage by the army oflleers who ' were their fellow-passengers. The I pluck of the women was praised cs i peclally. j When it was found that the pumps of the Powhatan could not keep down I the water which was llow;ng into the ] ! ship, Captain Randall called the passen. i j gers together before dawn Sunday ! I morning and explained that something 1 had gone wrong with the ejector which I . sends ashes and tinders from the en- ! glne room into the sea. He as.-ured , the men and women gathered about hi in there was no danger. There was no j sign of panic then or afterward. When the water rose until it flooded | the engtnes, putting out thS fires and leaving tho sh'o without heat or light, with a tempest raging, the passengers took their discomforts philosophically. It was impossible to serve, them even with hot food, but the cook.- did the best they could, and the coffee was at least luke-warm. Make Juki* of Troubles. The storm-bound company made a joke of their troubles, and refused to take them seriously unt.l Saturday night, when a still heavier storm blew, up, and there were many eases of sea- j sickness. Amonq the women and children | taken olT the Powhatan were Mrs. Mar- i garet B. Shipp. of Raleigh, N*. O., ac- | companying licr son, Captain William J E. Shipp. Reports tak^n to Halifax by the I BritUh steamship Bardic that eight [ lives had been lost In an attempt t> transfer the passengers were without ' foundation. All the way un the bay from quar antine the Northern Pacific was greet ed as a rescue ship, and every craft in j the harbor whistled a welcome to her. REFUSED T(nrAKE SICK SOLDIERS FROM SHIP; Mr.D Make Antr-Jlortem Stntemcnts j Telling of Attitude of Medical Officer*. r By .Vsioclatcd Presr 1 nONOLUHU. Jan. .4.?The bodies of two soldi' rs who were reported to lave made an ante-mortem statement that the medical ollicials at Fort Mc Dowell, in San Francisco Hay, refused to remove them from the ship al though they reported they were ill. arrived on the transport Madawaska here today. Privates In the medical corps who accompanied the deceased soldiers here were authorities for the alleged | statements. W. A. Carleton, captain of the ship, ! refused to make any comment. Tho Madawaska Is en route to Manila. Thirty-six soldiers anil twenty civil- 1 Ian passengers were reported to have i been removed to shore hospitals hero because of the prevalence of pneumonia, bronchitis and influenza on board. POSSE HALTS RACE RIOTS Chance South Carolina Postmaster Shot ' JVegro, anil Trouble Threatens at I.ceds. [T!y AMsneiatcd Press. 1 CHESTER. S. C? Jan. 24.?A posso i of citizens, headed by Sheriff Ander- ! son and several deputies, left here to- | night for Leeds to prevent possible raco trouble said to be threatened be- j cause of the shooting of a negro by I Postmaster Kelly, of Heeds. Negroes ou! number tho whites at j tho town, which is twelve miles from | here. The wounded negro, Arthur Mc- j Cluin. was brought to a hospital hero, j and was said to bo in a serious con- j dition. Mr. Kelly came here and sur- . rendered and was ro.eased on J000 bond. LION HOUSE OUT OF REPAIR j Timid IVmoiik Nervoun Over Condi tion* Iteported In Ceulral Park '/,oo. fBy Associated Press, l NEW YORK. Jan. 24.?Timid per sons who contemplated a visit to the Zoo at Central Park were disturbed to day to read In tho report of Park Commissioner (lallatin "that the lion hotiHc is almost falling to pieces." "The bars of the cages are so loosely held," says the report, "that the lions, If they felt like it, could push them aside and make their escape." FLOODS" COST^f,819,350 Weather Burenu Show* Damuge Near Montgomery During De cember. TBy Associated Press. 1 MONTGOMERY. AHA., Jan. 24.?Es timate of the damage wrought in the Montgomery district by river floods in December, as compiled find Issued to lay at the Weather Bureau, fix tho total at $1,819.350, whllo 11,155,500 worth of property wan saved through . lasuanco of flood warnings. MURDER OF AGED COUPLE ROUSES TENNESSEE TIN Tom IMiillipy, 10stranded From Wife,! Arrested as Funeral Cortege Starts Tor Cemetery. II-H) BKKX SHOT BY VICTIM Quarrel Over Wheat Crop Division Broke I p Family Following Shoot ing in Spring?Accuse*! Man May lie Com ii ted by Wife. I Hy A-ssorlated Prcw. 1 . ^ IJan. iM.?Torn Phillips is incarcerated in t???? Knox County jail, accused of t?. murder <?( Mr. and .\lra. 1-. I'. Mills, parents of .Mrs. Phillips. In " ? ? inHiT.v at I.i.jio.r ('It v two' new mounds mark the last resting place 'if 11J? ? aged couple, who mot (Jcitlli in -uch a tr:.Kir manner there last night wli-n t n? ? y w. r<- ambush.-I hiiiI shot to death while et, route home from church. It war- rumored hero tonight that a posse waf en route from Benoir City t? ? lynch Phillips, hut. officers discredit' the report. Phillips denies ho fired, the fatal shots, and oln;ms to Jiave known noth ? r,K of the crime until this morning. ? when informed by his father. Buslne s w*s practically at a stand-1 still while the inhabitants of Renoir ''i' V turned out today <-n masse and followed th-^ funeral cortege as it! wound ts way from the Kir.- t Baptist! Church to the little church yard ceme tery. Phillip* Surrender* to Sheriff*. Phillips surrendered to the sheriffs forces this afternoon shortly before ;; i o'clock. He was brought from the home of his brother-in-law. about three miles distant, by automobile through! Benoir City to Knoxvillo. The car bearing the accused man j sped past the little brick church just ' as the caskets containing the remains! of the victims of the tragedy wore carrh d down the steps and placed in the hearses. With the sheriffs car leading the way towards the cemetery at break neck speed, the funeral cortege fol lowed at a slower pace. Once e Phillips glance back at the sorrowful prof '-ssion as his speeding car topned ' a hill and passed out of view. Mrs. Phillips is dazed and almost' speechless as a result of the tragic I happenings of last ntprht. She was re turning home with hep father and mother when the shooting occurred. ! and. according to the police, claims to; have positively identified her liu-band j as the assailant. Planting Mr and Mrs. Mill? for the estrangement from his wife. Mrs. Phil lips, who had been living with her pur ents several months previous to the Shooting, Phillips I3 said to li.n.yo jnade -namorous threat3. both against "~h1d mother-in-law, father-in-law and wife. Mrs. Phillips and her two small chil dren, Mr. and Mrs. Mills and Mr. and > Mrs. Charles llickey wore returning) from a revival service nt the First Bap- ; tlst Church of Renoir City Thursday i night wh?-n the party was" confronted! near the center of town by a man hear- j ing a shotgun. < Mrs. Phillip* Saw AuMilnnt. Mrr-. Phillips says she believes she I recognised her husband, and. fearing' for her safety because of threats pre- i viously made, she lied straight up the street and past the man, rounding the corner ci a house, which stood on the corner. Tin- assailant, first, fired at Mr. Mills, who had a baby child of Phillips in his arms when he fell, ac cording to Mr. llickey. The first shot tore through Mr. Mills' hut without harming him. The second j shot was fired at point-blank range, j while not more than two feet distant. :t j is said. The charge, entered Mr. Mil's'? stomach just above the rigid >*ip. The j Kun wad was also found In the wound j when the body was examined. Phillips and his wife have boon estranged ?since Jist summer, when Mills shot Phillips as the result of a quarrel over division of a wheat crop, .?nd since then Mrs. Phillips has been residing with her parents. CHARGE POSTAL CLERK STOLE $8,000 IN CASH MAILED TO BANK HERE City P. Harris, of Rocky Mount, ; A rre strd for All ogc d Thcfl of Lottcr. Charged with the thoft of a regis tered letter containing JS.OOM, directed' to the Federal Reserve Bank of Jiich- j tnond. from Albemarle, N. C.. Guy P. j Harris, a railway postal clerk, living1 in Bockv Mount, N. has been placed under $5,000 bond for appearance at a preliminary hearing before United Mtates Commissioner W. S. Wilkin son, ,Ir.. early next month at Rocky Mount. N". C. Information furnished by govern ment officials states i he missing letter, which has not been accounted (or, whs mailed at Albemarle on May 19, liU'.l, and failed to be delivered (o the Richmond bank to which it was ad dressed. When taken before United fttates Commissioner Wilkinson, where ho was arraigned on a charge of em bezzlement, the railway postal cleric entered a plea of not guilty. Bond of $T?.000 was fixed for appearance at a preliminary hearing to bo held at ? 'i o'clock Thursday afternoon, Feb ruary Search has failed to locate the miss ing letter and tlie JS.000. No further evidenco will bo divulged by officials until the hearing next month, except that officials say that Harris used and , displayed considerable amounts of money within a few days after the date of the loss of the missing letter. LAWS TO>R0TECf SNAKES ADVOCATED IN NEW YORK Hiinnlrvi Hrptllr* Snld to fte of Great Help in Feeding on Undents. fltv Associated Press.! NEW YORK. Jan. 24.?With prohibi tion safely on the statute books, a Ull designed to protect harmless snakes soon will bo introduced In the I-iCSisJature of New York. New Jersey and other States, it was announced today by Dr. Allen Samuel Williams, founder of the. Reptile Study Society of America. Snakes. Dr. Williams declares, re duce the cost of living because they feed on rodents and rodents destroy thousands of dollars worth of grain annually, besides killing fruit trees, causing fires and spreading disease. One small snake, he says, will eat from three to fivo mice a week. Write Shorthand by Mnohlne One of many new Inventions described nnd illustrated In February Popular Sclenco Monthly. All news stands? Adv. Chicago Figures Show Some Slacken- I ing in J Sapidity of Disease's Spread. KIG JOIP IX XEW YORK j Metropolis Reports 2,Ji00 New Cases. | Surgeon-Generul Blue Says No Reason Exists for i'anic?Germ Isolated at Naval Training Station. f Ry Associated Press.] CTIICACJO. Jan. 24.?New eases of influenza during the past twenty-four hours dropped nioro than 400 under the total for the preceding period, and new cases of pneumonia also decreased, but deaths from both diseases contin ued to increase. Today's total of influenza cases was j.SuS, as compared to -.230 yesterday. Pneumonia eases today numbered 30. lUMiist ii:.' I yesterday. Deaths today were 51 from influen za against 11 yesterday and 47^ from pneumonia, a compared to 45 .Friday. Industrial establishment*} began to report seriously depleted working forces, some as much as 10 per cent. Shortage in Trained .Nurses. Health authorities still were strug gling with a serious shortage of trained nurses. The health commis sioner recommended that 1,000 nursed on special cases in hospitals oc re . eased immediately lor emergency work ard their places taken by stu dent nurses. I KfTorts for better sanitation in res taurants and for more heat in sur face and elevated cars were renewed. ] The .Mayor was requested to revoke the licenses of a number of restau rants ana other places for "general insanitation,' which the health com missioner said was aiding the rapid spread of influenza. Isolate* "Kin" Hfrm. Dr. liarl K. Carr, senior grade lieu tenant in charge of the main labora tory at the Great I.<akeH Naval Train ing Station, has isolated tnc influenza germ. ae announced today. "It. is the real influenza bacillus dis covered by l'fieffer in Knglaiwl." Or. Carr said. "I took the sputum from a person near d?iath from influenza, washed it in a salt solution, placed it on blooil media, picked out the influen za bacillus colonies and transferred t'nem to a separate media. There can be no doubt about it. "The bacillus is very small?about ono-fourth the slzo of the tuberculo sis bacillus?It. is nonmotilo and grows in clumps. The presenco of this bacil lus makes people just an sick aa they were last year, and, in my opinion, the death rato per 1,000 cases Is as high. There are not, however, as many cases as there were last year." Captain C. A. Butler, head of the station laboratory. .supervised Dr. Oarr's work. NO UK A.SON TO fiKT PANICKY, s.ws siriUiisoN-GisNiciiAi. mane WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.?Although reports received at tho^ Public Health Service in the. last twenty-four hours showed a gradual increase of influenza cases throughout the country, Surgeon General HlUr> today spid thero was no real cause " foi the people to get pan icky, " and that .State and city health authorities apparently had the situa tion well in hand. Kansas City. Mo., reported 40 deaths in an automobile school tnce, and stated the disease was provalent over the State. Other reports showed an increase in the number of cases at Ogden and Utah City, 1'tah; lf?2 new eases in Wyoming: 69 cases, with 10 I deaths, at San Francisco: 242 addi- i tional cases in Connecticut; 117 cases at Richmond; increases in Oklahoma. | and a few scattered cases throughout W isconsin. After a conference with representa tives of the principal department stores, theatrical and moving-picture interests and transportation orticiats, Health Commissioner Oopeland an nounccd tonight that changes would be made in tlio working hours of va- | rioti3 trades and business to prevent crowding of transit lines during the period of the influenza. The jamming of subway, trolley and elevated cars must be stopped; he said, adding that the new regulations would be similar to those in effect during the previous epidemic. IJIfi JI MP IS SHOWN TN Ni:\V YORK'S NKW CASES Ni:w YORK, .Tan. 21.?A total of 2.net new cases was reported in the city today, as compared to 1,232 yes terday. Thirty-three deaths, or ten more than yesterday, were, reported front this cause. Pneumonia casea numbered 364. with 11 deaths. Yes terday's figures were 406 cases and 5>D deaths. Plans to expedite issuance of per mits to reputable druggists to sell liquor are under way to assure a sup ply of whisky for influenza and pneu monia patients, should the epidemic continue to grow, James Shevlin, as sistant supervising Federal prohibi tion agent, announced here today. L0NDON TRAFFKTcOMBINE SEEKS CONTROL BY PUBLIC Kneinsr I.arge I.onn for Comlnc Year, Owner* Would Yield to Gov ernment Operation. I By Associated Prffw.l T/ONDON. Jan. 21.?The traffle, com bine, comprising all the local and metropolitan railroads, including tho subways and motor omnibuses, has asked the Ministry of Transportation to take over these traffic systems and administer ihem along the same lines as those under which the government Is now controlling the main railroads of the country. According to tho Mail, tho ministry , is willing to take over the. railroads, but not the omnibuses, ami is preparing to adopt measures for the control of tile former. The application to the transport Min istry is said to be in consequence of tho prospect of a largo loss for tho year. BALKS AT PROHIBITION Lady Awtor Says If Any One- Prohibit* Anything; It lleoomo* Thing She Wants. M3v Associated I*ref?;.l T.IVErtT'OOT?. Jan. 4.?I*?dy Astor. member of Parliament for Plymouth, speaking today in support of state pur chase nnd control of the liquor trade, declared prohibition was Impractica ble. "I hate tho word 'prohibition,'" sain L?ady Astor. "and have just enough devil in me that If any one prohibits anything it becomes the one thing I want." ,,, , . People go to public houses, she con tended. for warmth and comradeship. Temperance workers have failed in the past hccauso they havo not tried to satisfy tl?oso needs. Switzerland Is Interested in Holland's Decision < Ity AnHorlntrd Prf**.) (JlvNKVA, .Inn. S-l.?The decision of Holland not to dolirrr thr former (?rrmnn Kmprror over to the allien ha* rrritfd great Interest among Kovrrnmriit official* anil in politi cal circle* Bfnfrnllyi a* Sulti.fr Innil l.i In a nlmilnr position with renpect to a doirn or more liluli per Honngr* now renldln;; in .Swlt/.er Iiiml who mny be axked for by the allied power*. The Dutch point of view I* ap proved here mainly on the ground of hospitality. Count llohenzol lern's attitude, however, it* much crllli'ixri), One paper ?ay*: "The grnnd royal lOuropean po ? eur, who attempted Lu dominate I the world, now heroines n Hlmplc military deserter. l^et him alone with his iKnomlnj." WILL DISCUSS NEXT STEP | ALLIED PREMIERS TO CONFER ON FUTURE POLICY ON KAISER At JiCMt One Official Willing to Have (?erinany Make Move to Ucllver Willi um. ft?y Associated Pre*!.! PARIS, Jan. 24.?Conferences be tween Premiers of Great Britain, France anil Italy will be bold before the next move In the proceedings to extradite former Ktnpe.ror William from Holland is decided upon, according to information given the Associated Press by the French Foreign Office. Whether the next demand for sur render will be directed to The Hague or ilerlin will be the main subject to bo determined. The next meeting will be held in London, but as no date has boon fixed, and the matter cannot be left pend ing a long time, tho Foreign Otlice expressed the op:nion that the ques tion might bo settled throirgh diplo matic channels between Rome, Paris and London. It is understood that at lo.ast one Premier is not averse to asking Berlin to call for the return of Count llohen r.ollern to Germany and then demand ing that Germany deliver him over to the allies in accordance with the pro visions of Article 22S of the treaty of Versailles. Sentiment in ofTletal circles here is against such procedure, as there Is no desire that the former Kmperor return to Germany. It is doubtful whether Germany would acquiesce and make representations to Holland, and it is also problematic whothcr she would deliver up tho erstwhile sovereign In the. event she should obtain possession of him. It is also feared tho presence of Couut Hohen7.ollern_..in Germany would solidify: tbo . Monarchist .party, which is reported to bo gaining strength dally.""' * Gustavo Herve, editor of T>a Victoire. thinks on the wholo It would be better "for the Kaiser to stop where he is." "If Napoleon had been allowed to die of cancer in America, the Napole onic legend perhaps would have feebler wings," he declares. The Petit Parlsicn goes to tho other extreme, saying: "The right of asylum Is only entitled to respect if the person sheltered Is himself worthy of respect, and such is not the case here." EX-KAISER LISTLESS AS HE SCANS ALLIED DEMAND FOR TRIAL Broken and Bent, Former Monarch Calmly Beads Scathing Indictments. I By Universal Sorvlee.l I/ONDON", Jan. 24.?Gray and bent and almost indifferent, the ex-Kaiser was told of tho details of the demand of the allied supreme council for his extradition after he had eaten din ner in his retreat at Amerongen Tues ilay, according to news brought to ; London today. ] It appears that General von Goutard, i of the Kaisir's sulto in lientick Castle, who had secretly sent out a wireless message, hastened into the itiining rooni the close o>f tho evening meal wiili the text of the long-awaited docu ment which his broken master care fully read and afterwards discussed with the ex-lOmpress. Although Kautsky's revelations of hip personal culpability for the initi ation of the war had moved him to a storm of passionate denunciation and frenzied efforts to prevent extradition, the allied note making the format de mand appeared to excite merely a re gretful feeling over the unreliability of tho information recently supplied to him by his friends In touch with lyondonand Paris that tho allied states men had decided to allow the ques tion of his trial to drag along into forget fulness. However, Wilhelm is convinced that despite Holland's position in regard to the question of extradition, the Ju dicial technicalities will not he disen tangled before summer nt the earliest. STUDY SLEEPING MAN Itrother of Head of Itockefeller In stitute Latent Victim of .Myn terloim OlneaKC. TT*ATNFTRLP. N. J.. Jan. 24.?Kond Thomas, hrother-ln-law of Dr. Simon Flexner, head of the Rockefeller In stitute, Is a victim crt sleeping sick ness. and has been asleep for two weeks at his home here, it was learned today. Dr. Flexner and Professor Thomas, of the medical department of John i Hopkins Univeifcity. brother of the J patient, have brought other physicians j here to study the case, declared by a j specialist to bo the most pronounced attack of the disease developed in this country. Mr. Thomas, whose condition is con sidered critical, has been nourished by injection. His physicians announced that no progress had been made by their treatment. HONOR ARMY NURSES TODAY Special Tribute Will He Paid Heroic Women Lu Many Stnte* and In Hospital*. fPy Associated Press. 1 WASHINGTON, Jan. 24.? Respond ing to a petition from soldior patients, tomorrow has boen designated as army nurse day tn a score of States, wherin Governors have issued proclamations, according to an announcement today by the War Department At one army hospital at least, red roses will appear on nrmy blouses to commemorate the day, and special trfbute will h? paid in many churches over ttts conn try to the heroic wo (ooa of <1? *rmjr. SMS HE HAS NEVER VOTED IN AMERICA Missourian Charges Former Food Controller Under Tutelage of Great Britain. SAYS BOOM SELF-PROMOTED Declares George Creel Would Be Proper Running-Mate With Hoover for President, riiy Associated Press. T -VV ASHINGTOX, J ii.ii. 2*L?Chirgtnj^ that Herbert Hoover was "one of the go-botweena botwecn Colonel House and members high in the British gov ernment during the negotiations pre ceding the entry of the United States into tiio war," Senator Reed. Democrat, Missouri, launched a vigorous attack today In the Senate against what he characterized as Mr. Hoover's '"self promoted boom for President." Senator Heed said Air. Hoover was so close to the British Kovernment [ that "he constituted a convenient con j necting link" and challenged any mem i hers of the Senate who doubted his j statement to introduce a resolution of investigation. I Declaring that Mr. Hoover "served a tute age all of bis adult life" in the t British service, Senator Heed said Mr. , Hoover "never cast a vote in the United States, unless he has voted I since this war to qualify himself. 'I'll Inka He In a "l/iberai." "When he was asked as to what party he belonged he said he thought s he was a ?liberal,*" said Senator Heed. Apparently he hasn't been in the j united States enough to know the I names of the political parties in this country and has to designate himself as a 'liberal,' a British political or I ganization." i "I think Mr. Hoover's nomination would put the finishing touch to the league of nations, and that the league would 'surrender the sovereignty of the world t>> the British empire," tlio senator continued, in addition to her own votes Great Britain would control tho votes of l'ortugal, Greece, Franco anil Belgium in the leaguo, Senator Iteed said, adding that. Belgium "was in no condition to resist Great Brit ain s imperious will." and that Prance, according to high French ofilclals, had admitted that she was dependent on tlio British army and navy for protec tion against Germ??? . ?'Sir, Why ?' ^ controlled league of nations were to l>e established, this country ought to have as nearly a British subject as possible to represent it. "So, why not 1 Mr. Hoover." Referring to reports that Mr. Hoover I made $10,1)00,000 before he was 30 years old. Senator Heed said ho whs a "get-rich-quick," and turning to henator Bodge, the Republican leader, declared that if Mr. Hoover were nomi nated for the presidency the only, tiling that could save the Republican party from defeat was for it "to nomi nate J. Kufus Walllngford." 1 hen we'll have two horses b rod alike," he added. .. Declaring that ho understood that the giMitlomaii from L?ondon" recently had bought two newspapers, tho Mis souri Senator said ho did not know for what purpose unless "it was to keep the people from nominating Mr. Hoover." I rue* Creel a* llunnlng Matew Renewing later his discussion of Mr. Hoovers candidacy, Senator Reed sue gested that George Creel. former chairman of the committee on public information, who he termed as an "In tellectual Red," be nominated as vice president ial candidate. "If that were done then you'd have two masters of publicity." the Sena tor said. 'Both are progressive and forward-look in^ gentlemen." Mr. Creel's opinions," Senator Reed continued, have been embalmed in tho ongrcsslonal Record and show him to \ ?"roast of the times." in iT't'8" th* Missotrrt Senator added, could he supplemented by the sedition law proposed by Attrrrney | general Palmer while Cree.i could con II },AU!nI.^ea'r?".s?? this ntry regarding the Reds. falling to say he was form MV?^?fKtlICrn?,hat ,p ^ Intellec 2L *l,t never a physical one." Senator Heed said in testimony be f^r,i\i7P wnn'V,? APficulture Committee in jni7. Mr. Hoover declared his "only hm Zm ,?wa Washington hotel. tHJ, .. Hn,,? ho started running for ?? lf,\ that California vi as his residence all tho time." iioovKn vot acckptahtjR TO nit VAX AS CAXDTDiTB NASJTVIM.R. TKNN,, Jan. 21?Pe n d Inpr a statement of "his position on the ??VT.w">ns,:lt'f,stio," by TTerhert Hoover, \v niiam J. Bryan told newspaper men ,< 'r,,,ri>' could not consider the candidacy of th<? former food admlnis fnr "10 oresidential nomination. ? , AV'?n Hoover takes the people fnlo his confidence and states his posl tion on tho riuoHttnns at issuo,h Mr. Bryan said, "it will be time enoutrh to consider his candidacy. High otTiciala are not selected on the 'guess what I havo In my hand' plan. FOCH LEAVES FOR WARSAW TO PLAN DRIVE ON REDS I' ranee May Supply Tronrpm ?? Aid Poland. With ItrlUsh Furnishing Nnval Support. [By Uulvcr^tt Strvk*.} PARIS, Jan. 24.?Marshal Foch left for Warsaw this afternoon to com plete arrangements for the projected allied drive against the Bolshevists. '1 he understanding is that France will supply the tr<?ops to co-operate with the Polish armies, while Great Britain will contribute to naval forc**i. in ac cordance with this plan the British Mediterranean fleet has already been ordered to the Black Sea. General supervision of the opera tionstions against, the Soviet forces on aU fronts has been given to Foch. News of the tr;;i to Warsaw which was obtained by l.'t>U-ersai Service this j a/fternoon has been closely guarded ( and has not yet been made public here. Adoption of the plan for a united cam paign against the Soviet forcea is a victory for the French advocates of armed force us a solution of the Rus sian problem over the Bloyd George policy of the open door in Russia. WILL RECONSTRUCT CABINET Premier Nlitl Declared ?c> Hp About ?o Make line of '?.stronger Klement*.'* rnv Anaoclatod Pr<-?0 ROME, Jan. 2-i.?Reconstruction of the Italian Cabinet by Pre'mlsr Nlttf, who will choose his mlnlnt*7t, from "stronger elements," is forecast bv Idea i^azloualo.