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i4 Virginia Forum
See the "Voice of the Peo
ple" Column Daily.
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Richmond Events
VS.'
/?cacZ The T.-D. Columns
for Current Happenings.
70th year.
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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.

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