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The T.-D. Quickly Tells Richmond Events. Sidjmond ?"imcs0is|mtcli Working Investments Times-Dispatch Want Ads Reach Those Who Buy. ' 3 A ?OTH YEAR. VOI.I" MK "O Nl.Mltr.lt -J7 RICHMOND. VA., TUESDAY, JANUARY 27, 1920. ?TWELVE PAGES. \\ K:\T1IKK I'AUE S ?RAIN. PRICE, THREE CENTS HOUSE COMMITTEE RE J EC TS SUFFRAGE AMENDMENT LEVY SEEKS VOLUNTEERS TO FIGHT FLU EPIDEMIC SIX PERSONS INJURED IN STREET RAIL WA Y COLLISION Physicians Report Big Increase in Plague, With Third Death in Four Days. CALL EMPLOYERS TO CONFER Welfare Director Appeals to Doc tors and Nurses to Organize for Service in Emergency. With o:ic tie;*Mi from influenza ond v? ii'-w f.i. . : reported yesterday nt ?-itv Lure hi ?.r Health, swell'.lit; i ' :i< number of 11 u ,.-asc3 to 571 and tl.e ' J' ?itlirt tor tli-.- t;n nth to iour, Director ?1 I' <j . > 11 c- W.-lftr. j;. t\ J.cvy br-yan ?> ! ally ;i)j fori - at bis cominani) to olnbat tli. .?ji.dftii.. . jitd issued ;l fall <H 11': !itor volunteer, to aid. lvmplov. i i v. rv . la.-.i of labor ri us-Uc-d ? o ait. nd" .: ma: .?? -me. titiu ?ils afternoon at lo'clock at tin1 ' iambi t of '.Viinnn rcc auditorium to '.at. their oplii'tin.*- of ihc bei-t. way ?i arr.iiH;i; tin ".??liiBgcr" hour:; ot ' M'tini; an ! t? ? j?i?ii?u work. I?r. I.' vy ? l..i?. i >? sterday that ? ::c hour would b>- arranged ffoet ivt-ly IC po: ;-:bl? to kei ;? crowds 'Oni ih. ij at .-ii lioiir.s and yet >'? .i conv.-ni??tit for employers as !? ?.!>!? It .. lit. plan to have the ? rii ?!<?> ? tr theios?'Ivi - . tiieir working ion.'.- during tlic epidemic < nil ?>n Metlleiil I'rufrSfclon. A ft ?' r holding a ..onf. r< nee yes" r I.i> altfrnoon with the i-o-ojn-r.it :ve : 11 ?: 111 * ? ? of ;<i.> i-i.a 1,appointed by ,? Un h'lion-I J<l"a' ph>'.-Icians to ;?! lr.in, D: l.i vy dccidi -I last night to ? ail on ?*.?! doctors and nur>.cs and n'.licr skilled in ric kii'-ss who could > -ilunt-.i-r for i>ubl:. M-rvloc t-. regid l-'urther. Dr. 1,-vy asks that all idua.t< i.uin-s no'. iiii|ilo>*(l at their ? al'.iiio at t' ?? pr' -'-nt time, who will ? the: \ olim? i-r f": pub! now ? ?i will ait -j11 po it.-ill- as nurses. to . -11- r ' oi kci . Undergraduate iuiis' ?* who will cone it. ai<i of tin- fity, either for pay ? a - volun11 ??; s, iri- ,il -o k?-d to . ter, a.--, v.? M .i.- -ill women who took lied Cross homo nursing coursc Ihki -ar. The I nter clius, howevi r. ia only . \. d to a 'I iia vqlunt \r,v wor..-*n who will work an care t a liii'h ar-- also .liked to register. Uo? h a hi. and colored women ar<- sought ?or tlilB work liy Dr. Levy. Tho ropis ? i.it.on will hi- in charge <>f .Mi-s N. .1 Minor, ot tin- li.&l not ive Visiting Mu? Association. 1 f (mlqu^rters for .1 r< jristration of nurtcs will be at Houlli ?*h< : rv S-'tr< ?t. An ji.i t:,: to tin (il.iii which tin- D. : i . tor o: i 'libit-- \\.-l! iro intt lids to ilopt, a ci-titral In ailipiarters for r>hv all v.-.ll no ?-.-labMr.ln <t ai tho ?'tty II.il!. from w'lili.-h t In > may In ready anrwi-j all urcent ri quests* for aid : otn .-my dlfttrlfl. Iliii-liirs llrt-iiniinrntl \Vhi*k*. J'ir ? i. ? ? c i. ? i m in i' '? > ' .. In lit ? I a ? ? ir i ?:. ;i ? ? r ii 11 ? < I ? 1 v t? ? take to,, .--ar.. -. f to pi . whisky ? 11 ?.: i tilt, r- .? i ot viftiius tin- "tin" ...... ar-- i:ivi .i pres.riiitions for it. : v.!-- 11 : nlut ion v. ad. \\*lii-l'i as at a r- ? ? -fitly ??ailed m? ?" ? - "S oi tin- tnedi ? ? I jirotcssion ot the i .ry of }t;. atnnnd a resolution \\a.s dotted hv a lurp.- msijortty that ilskv siiouhl b*"- made. aval.able iu : .'if inilu- nza v licri1 -1 neees ,ry bv fh- atti ndinu phyau tan, ami u ti-:- art r.-present .= tho sens ? ? i hi- . iimiriU-t . : h> t ? tot t. lio it i i.. ilvc(I, Tiiiit tio Dire tor of Public V\\ltari- I i required to t.iKi. w hate\i r ? ps that be iie- ?-ssai y to carry out i resolution." Dr. vy stated last r.iKht that 'v a.is uncertain how to apiiroaeh tin ? :. inl< in of ha villi-- I'uuor broiiKnt to ltioiimond to use in lillmu prcncrlp '.??n.. .titil said that In would have to ill ut?"ii Ii-' authorities and learn i i,r; i- view of the situ.tion in-forv iie . ould ir.ak'.- any statement. II.- : an. ? . il he presumed the honor e-ou d be j ii ifidlcd as a ilrn^ and sold 1-y driis ?ists on prescription. Hril < ri^N l'romi?e% llrlp. A? a ronfer^ ncc yesterday a.ternoon , i o'clock with Coleman Worthum i.ii.] il Goodwui Do;, kin, represc-nt nip the Richmond Chapter of the hed t'ross. r?lri'-i-tor Levy was promised tin ? o-opi_-r?itioii and support of the 1 ^ed ? 'ross oiKani7.ulton, and was olfered all ina:trials ??!' hand which are of use ? I'i- Li'vv was also promised that tiir ' I:i -htnoinl Ii. d e'ross Motor Corps aould iigiiiii be called into ?er\ 1> e. Amonij tiic supplies which the lo.-i ? *ross placed at the disposal of the city i r??. :uorc than a thcmsancl shoot s, a . r^e niimbi ?? of pil ow slips, special . ackets and othr-r supplies. I ' An enieiKetn-v call f->r !.??(?'> masks w as also mailt.- on the Kod t:ro?s yes- | ?fihiy I r*'iit ollii-ials at I'amp bee, iroparatory to the anticipated cpi ?j" mif- _ _ K. C. Stearns, of the War r-anip criinmunitN s?-rvice here, promised l?r. l.i vy his i o-operat ion during the epi demic. and has placed at his disposal a number of cots. . Kichmotul schools, both white ann colored, were donated O.i'OO liaiidker . aie.fs yesterday for use of children by publ"le-s|iirited woman whose name has not been made public. preparation of the Virginia Hospital > for liu cases was also made yesterday. n.l several colored convalescents were inrivt d to the City Home to make room for cases of in(fucii'/.a. l>r Lawrence T. I'rlce, chief of the mertieal staff at tin City Home, held , i|L' Jong conference with Dr. Levy yes terday ami reported that two wards with a capacity of thirty-two beds ave been prepared there for flu cases, t)ne of the wards will be for women and tho othe - for men. other hospital* are boms asked how many patients they can accommodate. Three DrnlliM In Four Diivb. Three of the four deaths this month </nm influenza here have been within Mm* past four dftys. There was one death Sunday from pneumonia caused nv influenza, the records show, and one death was recorded last Salurdiy. The tirst death this month from in fluenza was on January Hi. MtiiouKh there were more cases re ported yesterday than for the. entire month up to that time. Director Levy stated that this was due to the'r.u reau of Health being closed Sunday and that many of the reports were thus i day old. Dr. Levy advised all pa iients when they feel tho first sj'mp ? tonis of lull tie nz a to go to bed and at once summon the best doctor obtain able. He further advised that the-pa tient, onco in bed. should not get up again for any reason until cured. I'OIITY-TIIRRR DI-1ATHS FHOM I'Mi IV X'llW YORK IN SINttl.L-: 1>.\V f TFiv .\sg6elatcd Prs-^-H. 1 \I-1W ' YORK. Jan. 2(5.?Dealhs from influenza here so far this motun total :'02, of which forty-tHree occurred dur aux' tho last twenty-four hours, an in /?.rease of thirteen over the number re ported yesterday. Pop.ths from pneu mon^a during the month total 1JST. of (Continued on" Second Page.)" ~ Employers Will Discuss "Flu" Situation Today I .niployrrn of Urcc number* of persons In l< Ichniond, in lju*iii?*?i? or ninniifarlnrlns line*, are urn.-il l?v tlie Director of Public Welfare. I Jr. ?'* ' ? l'rVvi ??? attend n en I led mert 'n? I" held this nffrrnooii. in (he n ml Murium or tlic I hnmlirr of Co III - DirrtM1, n( -4 iZCil o'clock. I His* inert Iiik Is of Krral Impor tance. It Is to lie In lil for the pur pose of urrnnKiiiK liotirN for opcu I lie notl closloc places of business and iliuiiufni'l tirint; r?tnblishnicn ts. "? ?? tllst rllmti* as fur as possi ble tlii- c 1*0 %\ i|s i n tlir Rlrrrt rnrs ?nornliiK and <uiiiIii?, j? vlrn of tlir present In tt tie ri/n situation. In ?'rIIIiik tills iniM-tlnK IJr. I,ri i believe* Hint ? schedule worked out anil AKrcrd to by 111 ?? employ rrN I h em sc I \ i>s will lie fur miirr accept able find s\ 111 lit* lift trr rufori'rd thnn would anj arbitrary arrange ments made liv himself. ILLITERATES MOST STUDY ALIENS AND NATIVES ALIKE AFFECTED BY KENYON'S BILL Senate Pnssrs Americanization Meas ure to Compel Attendance ut ">eliool 2IIO llours Veurly. [!;>? Associated I'rci;* ] WASHINOTOX. Jan. .-".?nate I'X a vote of t " 1 I today pasted the Kc.'iyon Americanization Mil. which wo i:<i r'<iuirc* r.l rt Mdents #,f tj?, I r>iiui| >j:iSi-3 of 3 ?; 'O 21, not rn<*ntalIv , or ;> i.v^ii-.illy dis'iualifi< d. and all alien r> Idcntf between 1 ?? and who imii* i>"t nit ak. r. ...j i,r wn: ?? Ungli-h. to school not Ir: < th.in 1'h?) hours ^ year. A<1 m:n:: ! ration of the biiiV prov;. sions \va.- i?. *?1 ,n t ?t?? rctary of Interior. working through r..- Cureau >' J.'It; 'at.on. T'; tn<-.i> !r> r'.<iuir? s , i.iat the t- :i: j i :ip;?rr?|-;i at-d appor tioned amony si,, ,n rat.., ... tin- number r> sident illitr.t:? # >r>? vidini;. how. v<*r, that 11.? State appro j prtate an <'iu.il t-tiri) for th- .-atic pur* , P'uc. Not l?i*d than $">.000 would b?* allotted to i ? f i < ? Ht 11 ?? : n any year. .'iiior:- to transl.-r tt,o idministra ? on o. il.?? measure the Secretai ??? ?f L;ibr.r u*?rr?* < 1 ?? f?*;?# ?;<1 just . t * hi ? riii.tl %?...;?? w.s Mk. ii. Th. inoaaurr nu?i lucn before tiie <nar for nhniit a week iifi ilnri.'iL' .le .at" s< ven) r>if*n -1 ors (? \ pressed .-ippr?*heri?;on tl'.at t he v irian. ?? In tn?? ivyi 1 t.mir - tixe.l f-T American sin.j for alien ?;:.? ,-ra: ? I would confMct w. h <<M?iiiis :r? -t .* -. WASHINGTON EXPECTS WILSON WILL APPOINT HOUSTON TO TREASURY Secretary of Agriculture Said to Have I! ecu Pic Led to Succeed G his,s. I Iiy .'??*?...( h >o.I Pr- .? , . ASM I .V <; T n .V. .Ian -Jrt - - fr lr< Plan.s Mi JiI. ti >? r* rhan;-. <1, 1-. -i#|. ,.t . W iis'Ui ;.* ? \ p. t.* : to t r.t nsfer S. orr ?'r> I lon.st on from t't,** I */*pa rt nii*t; t i?f Affi icn11ur** t.. ..-f Tr^jiniry i'^part* !ii? nt t.. mi. , farter ? iIji>s, who i? | atiotit t? l:,K. hiti ;,.tl ;lr, <?tliUor , f t utn \ trgiiila. hile .iji ofiiciaj information still , T'V , .!l;'VvUhl,,-I,J *^^*?X. it wa.s nn I ?l. ri-t.to.i that the nomination ??: M; Hon. ton na.i .,e. pr. pared, nnd. t'i?.. i".? .-??in. (lovoloprnfiji arises at tic '"xPr;i 'ed t,. bf. Pr,- . two '" 0 "-n;iU- within a day or o*Tl,Ar-'V'V' wo,'.i,! l"-' l!'0 first transfer mi.t ! Vi? ?.v """'efrom One depart "o,.*' ?l,;u,", ,'i' I'r.sident \v:: ."?mi - .idrn;nl.\.;r.uion. Sliift.s w.-ro ir. * ? 'I"? 'h. administration of | I ?de?t I;.-,os, ve|t. 1.IK .'i r ^' r 'sVl','10!" U : :'0!:'-s t'abinrt h'av.* boon remsnation:. j DEMOCRATS BL0CK~ACT!0N ON NAVY AWARD QUESTION1 Thrratpucd Filibuster Catmrx With ilrnual of flmolution Authoricin^ l-mnloynirnt or Counsel. ,,* . 1'rcts.J ;sl==?isss l>Ioviiien't V.f iV'J^T* au,?"trui..K m.. i. a! ;iss 1 stanrc for , "nd ? ,>r" Senator Hale ?*i?? i -t ?podh!V?^con"id?*ra['oi? 'TW' I 'it'I'm a7|l 1 'c. f'' 'x e'-Id'l0d' i'r2 i ! ?.c wou.d /g?^no\y | WILL RAID LIQUOR STOCKS -Ml T)rln k tt lilen s7~, 0|I|?||lp llonies Will lie Conn.scntrd ?>? I'Vdcrnl A^rnta. I Ctt ir \nnV I'rens.i CFIJCAO?, J;,n. 26.?Major A V I forces in' !,?" 'I" lorcr.s ,n the crniral division an. ! nouncod today that. I.cK|?nlnir We!!, i ne.tl.i... prohibition a pent.'* would ? sear - t out and roniiscate liquor stored | outside ot holseholds. Hie exister,-2 I-lid 1 he amount of whieh had not heeri i reported to Fed. rai onittersi. I tTuesday is t!f last of the ten daws' ? j -,'VCJ' ior reporting .stocks kept out-' J be in y sea led?1 ? ^?CkS r?portcd ?? j ! DIES OF SLEEPING SICKNESS | I Hnll\?jiy Mnll Clerk Passes A*vjij ' After I'our Dajs of S t it |ior. rSpeoial to The Timcs.Dispatch.l IdACimUKO. VA? Jan. 26.?D. K ?Vetw;v;,a.%r;'i,1xyay ?n?n elork running1 m m . , U and Hristol, died four- i tlo,n^ a' W.'tuphs today, after Th,! 'ViS "^'eepinp j-ickness." neur ii"i'rcr> Allowed an attack of; to r'oi??!f. iV'1 ,,'I"llnls were unable! stupor. thC ?VO,J"? ,,,a? f-f"" "is! 1 HaVlevWft?^K2? aTuj was a son of W. T-. | brothers an 1 W V? ,,Ks hrotl,cr? two "rmners and ? sister, survive. zri7ifPi,icn,lisl,or'' nt *2-70 a n?ir. i*Z'P booo2 % ^r:fa?d5.clc"c,! I Military Coninifltrc Orders lavor able Kcport on Army ltcor ^aJii/.at ion Moifurr. m.\ki;s si;r?VKi; compilsohv Youths I Jet ween IS and -1 Must Serve Four Monili? Hill Cuts U<-?ular Army Gradually ami *'!?<? vides for Citi/.rns' lteservc Force. WASHINGTON. -I;<n ?I3y a vot" j of 'J to I. til- S.-tiate Military Coining- ? t*-e today approved provisions id* ins for comIeoi*'?* military irsiuino for boys between is and -1 years in- . elusive, and ordered a favorable reply i upon th' arii;y reorganization bills. ' The compulsory :i?ilitarv tr.iinins provision. which fixes the training period ;>t f-? :: month'-. wi.s oppos-.-d ( ;n -he eommi'.i'.i' by Senators Lcnraot, ; of Wisconsin, and i~a.pp--r. of Kansas. | Republicans. and Senator Mel-Cellar. of Tennessee; Shfjppard. of Texas, and Kirby. of Arkansas. 1 ?<??noc-.it:>. .-*?:na- j tors Wadaworth. of New York: War ren. of Wyoming; Sutherland, of Wi-st j Virginia, ami Frelinghuysen. of New j Jersey; Knox, ot Pennsylvania, arid | Spencer. of .\;i Hitiri. K?-pub! i .ans, and. Chamberlain, of Oregon. and Tnomas. j of Colorado. Democrats. supported it. , Senator McKcli.,r announced that ho would submit a minority report in j v.l>i?*h a number ?f the Senators who | . opposed tlw '?lun ::rc exp'Cted to e .-n- ; Itrjrrt War Department I'lnn*. As iinally agreed up-Jii the bill is v rtu.".lly the same as report- ! by flits suhfommit t?-o buis radica.Il< l.ff-T t.rit fr'.:r. th'- reorran izn lion bill sub ; rr111''(1 the War I -parim-nt to riinf;:-. 1. addition 'o ? .stal.lishins; compulsory military training, the bill provide." for the establishment o; one army to be divided into a citizen army composed of -non who have re .vivi-d the compulsory training. a standing .irm:. cons ist i:i -? of t'i".000 ??nlist? '1 r; ' n and It |00 ofllcers. and National Guard. S|ki :i provision - made in the bill that th- citizen arir.y cannot be -ailed tr the colors r.veep' iri ease of .i de claration of '.ear. Tj accommodate the rrnrvi fo: e built up under the a>st":n of military traininp, provision i ma-, in 1. bill 1 r .?.:i annual re d'tet "ii ? f ;<er ent in the enlisted strength of tin- regular unnv, and "J per cent in the number of officers for the t rst five years. This will mean. Cttntrmau Wadswarth explained. thi?l at the (.iirj ,,t (>%-?? years, 'lie regular army uill be reduced by 70.000 men. ami : S00 commissioned oilicers. which w;ll srrcatly decrease th<* cost of main taining' til' military establishment. Trained \ou?hs in Iteserve Army. The Utll a!s > would place, all youth" who have undergone the four months military training on the reserve list to he nibjcet to two weeks' training :unual)y. I't.il ? :? an am'-iiilnient by Senator Spencer. Kep'.ibiican, of Mis souri. dep' -idr'its ..f j< h youths dur ing training would run ive an allow ance the sami as now provided under th' v.ir risk insurance an. i-Istahlishmcnt of the otliec of Cnder Se -retar> of War, who would he charced with the solution of the great industrial and business problems in volved in the procurement of military .- -ipplies is provided by the committee upon Secretary Maker's recommenda tions eliminated provisions. which would work to make General l'ershing '?hi- -f of stalY :n place of General .March, the present chief of staff. The bill, if passed as drafted. Sena tor Wads worth said tonight, will re du-'? expenditures for the military es tahlishmi-nt by approximately one half Ms I i mates for the "War Depart meni and the army for the coming vcar, lie s.iid, are placed at 51,100, 000,000 while the proposed bill would not require more than approximately $500.(>00,000 annually. Senator Waflsworth said he would rcpoit the bill to the Senate possibly tomorrow, and would geek to call it up for consideration at the earliest possible moment. Owlns to other measures now pending, lie hardly ex pects to bring it up in the Senate be fore next week. SAYS U. S. WILL RECOGNIZE NEW ARMENIAN REPUBLIC American AnilnixMidor Wnllnee 'I'elljt Supreme Council of Country's Attitude. I Hy Associated Pres.-:.] , 1\\ It IS, .Ian. -H.?At tlic afternoon j session of the council of ambassadors, which takes the place of the supreme council. the American ambassador. Iluyth O. Wallace, announced that the lrnited States had decided to recognize the republic of Armenia, the boundaries of which will be defined by tlie Turkish treaty, and had also considered and approved the scheme of breaking up the German ships for distribution I among the allies. The next meeting of the body will j be held on Monday. February 2. LAND RIFLeOTiRELAND I.oudon Honrs i:,OUl> liuut 1'rom Amer ica \ re I'ut Ashore ill Counlv (lure. tl.y t.'niversal Service. 1 I.ONI>ON, .Ian. L'i>.?Two thousand American riflcK have been landed on | the coast <>t County Clare within the last fortnight, the Daily News learns ! from a correspondent ifi Ireland. The ritlcs have been brought ashore | in small quantities and successfully distributed before the government troops learned of their arrival, the I ?orrcspondent adds. The Dublin Cas- j Me authorities are said to be unable to find any trace of the weapons or of their exact origin. LIQUOR BAN IS LIFTED l nlil I'nlinrr Acts. I-'oreicrn Ships in I". S. l*?r(N Need Not !>rtil DriiiU Supply. 1 Ity Assotiat'-d I'ress. I WASHINGTON. Jan. 2fi.?Orders re quiring liquors on foreign vessels to be scaled while the ships are in United States ports have been suspended pending ru inK by the Attorney-Gen eral, Assistant Secretary of tho Trcus tirv Shouse announced today. While the Attorney-General has not vet rendered an opinion, the. action of Assistant Secretary Shouse was re garded hero an indicating that the port ban on liquors on foreign ships will be lifted permanently. Supreme Court to HeoeH*. WASHINGTON. .Ian. 26.-?The Su nreme Court will recess next Monda> until March t. Chief Justico \Nhite .'m nounecd todny. ACCIDENT ftT SOUTH END OF FIRST STREET BRIDGE Xorthlmiintl l'ir?f and Viaduct Car in Crash Willi Hull Street Trolley. NO ONi: IS FATA1XY HUIIT Fronts of Cars Are Badly Damaged and Motorman .lones Narrowly Fseupcs 1 >oaiIt?Trallie Is Halt *> More Than Hour. Six persons were injuroil yesterday evening about >; o'clock, when a north bound F. r.- ?. : nd Viaduct car. in pass ins from the double track to the single track at the south end of the First Street bridge, < r.Lsh-d into a south bound Hull Street car. A. S. Gordon. 1M0 North Avenue, was taken to Gr. ? Hospital, where he is Buffering with a painful cut about head. K. 10. .Isno, 2 11 \Vi?' *"ary Street, motorman ot the Hull Street car, sus tained a sprained left knee. it. J.. Fogg. -6l'j-.\ West .Main Street, conductor ot t!v Hull Street car. was bruised about tlie body. li. >. Elliott. 2?! Wfst Cary Street, was cut about the face. He was taken to the Grace Hospital, treated and al lowed to leave. 'I'n? Other* TaKfn llonir. It. H. Filer, motorman of the First and Viaduct car, ? ut about th? f iff, | and Thomas I?. Dolling. .->1.". North j Sixth Street, hurt about the shoulders, ! were both taken home. ; Both cars wore traveling .i? a low j ra'o of speed. but the front etniv w> re | badly smashed and damaged from tije ; collision. The Hull Street e.ir was ?truck sideways by the First anil Via i duct ear, whicii was about to pass ? from the double track and clashed | into the right front < nd of the car. < Motorman .lorn > barely escaped se rious injury in tlio collision by jump ing' back into one corner of tlit* vesti ' bule of his car which was not offecle i ' by the collision. I'UMsriiKer.s Are Shnkrn I. p. Iti addition to those itijured. a large number of passengers on the Kir-", and Viaduct car were jostled aad shaken in the collision. Tratlic wna ! stopped for an hour and a half, as re sult of the accident. It i" thought that the collision was due to the failure of the motormeti to see i ither car because of the sleet and : ice which constantly collected on the ear windows during the afternoon and evening, impeding the movement of [ the cars and interfering with other tralTic on the streets. FIND DR Y A GENTS 'SPY WHO TOLD ON SHERIFF STRUNG UP IN PRISON Tennessee. Governor and Inter nal Revenue Officials Probe Death of Informer. 1 Hy Associate*) frr?. [ N A SH V1 i>LF. .Ian. -0.?111 vest igat i.vj by Federal and State ollicials into cir eunijitances surrounding the death of 1 Fred Murphy, whose body was found hangin~ by a wire in his cejj in the McMinnviiie jail this morning, "ill ; bc~in immediately. Howard lowing, assistant I'nited State.s district attorney, will i*<- ?:? McMinnvillc tomorrow to begin an in j v> stigation into t he case. "\\V do not believe it a suicid. from the information received." Mr. Kwiug said. "Murpiiy has been a government informant for some time." Sheriff A. I*. Warren, of Warren j County, who had custody o:' Murphy. ? a<jd i.-j^ In charge .if the jail at M Minnvi.Ie, is under a ll.OO'i bond for 'appearance at the next tertn of Fed eral court to answer a charge ot own j ing. operating and furnishing food products for a distillery. Murphy was J a witness against the sheriff. Governor Roberts ha? ordered an in ; vestigation. and inquiry by the grand i jury is also expected. ; Murphy, who had been under bond ! awaiting trial on charge of forgery, i was surrendered hy his bondsmen Sat - j urday, and was lodged in jail at Me j Minnvillc. Mrs. Warren, wife of the sheriff, is reported to have discovered j the lifeless body when she opened the | floor of the cell. FIRE 54 SHELLS TO SAVE SHIP BY SINKING HER Submarine* nt I'pnnma Srnrt Down 1 Steamer .Mnrnr to I'm Out Fire. f Py Associated Pros- I PANAMA. Jan. 2t?.?The American ' , Shipping Hoard steamer Marne. aboard which an explosion Saturday afternoon I < a used a t'.re that ignited the oil bunk- I | ens, was sunk today by lifty-four j three-Inch shells fired into her by ' | submarines stationed at Cristobal. The Marne was sunk in thirty feet of water in the outer harbor, where < the steamer was towed by tugs Saturday after the lire got beyond [control. Her decks arc awash. At the time of tin explosion th-? Marne was "ji a voyage from New Vorlt to Melbourne with an S,000-ton cargo of general merchandise. I. W. W. CONVICTIONS STAND Woman Must >cr*e Three A>ar* for \iobitlon of l'lN|i|onace Art in West. I r.V Assoc ! Cle<l press. I WASHINGTON. Jan. JO.?Conviction and three years' sentence under the espionage act of Marie Fc|ui, because of jjtatenients made in a speech by her at an Industrial Workers of the World gathering in Portland, Ore., will ?stand, the Supreme Court having re fused today to review the case. The court also refused to review the con viction of Kdwin Rietss in South Dakota on charges of violating the espionage act. BRIDAL SUITE FOR BULL i l,nveitiler'* T.ord, Formerly Owned hy President, Domiciled in Mont gomery Hotel. f Hy Associated Press. 1 MONTGOMERY. AL.A., Jan. 20.?T.av- | cutler's Lord, purebred shorthorn bull, : formerly ownoi^ by President Wilson,] and sold by him at u lted Cross auction | sale in Birmingham. Ala., for $10,000 on j Jtily 2, 191S, reached the city today, and will be. domiciled in the bridal suite I of a local hotel during the annual con ventlon of the Southern Cattlemen's f Association, which opens hero tomor- ? row. ORY DEPARTMENT FIGHT OPENS IN HOUSE TODAY Moral Welfare Subcommittee Re ports Adversely Hill .Abolishing Dr. Peters' OfTtec. it I. ASS .VXD SWAXSOX 1XVITKD Distinguished Virginians Arc Asked to .Visit- House of Delegates v?n Still'rage Amendment?Hesolut ion Occasions Clash oil Floor. When the House of tiie General As-' setnbly meets at noon today the strug gle J'ur abolition of the State Prohi bition Department will bo precipitated by tho rcpor* of the Committee on Moral ami Social Welfare, which recom mended that the bill providing for dis solution of the department, be not paSHCd. 1'nt'avnr;. .1 : ion on the }>i 11. which would abolish tn*- ollice o! Commls ,-ioni:: J. Sidney IV:. was taken yes , terduy l?y site uboommittee. which re ported to the main committee against passage of t '1 ?? mea.su r. . Delegate K? nnctli N. Gilpin and ; (Ifteen co-patron/ .ire sponsors for the j bill. It was suited last night that the full committee report to the House would be submitted at noon today. ; carrying with i? the unfavorable .recom mendation of the subcommittee. Start* IIpiiI Battle, Submission of this report will b'ins forth tlt>* real eontest of strength of the : opponents and proponents of the State ; Prohibition Department. Th.'ti will culminate the struggle | which has been gathering for months for abolition of tin* department, de clared by its opponents to be aii 1111 nc'pssary expense t r? the state. After a sharp light 011 the floor of th?- Mouse yesterday a resolution of-J fcred by I?.-legate llobcrt ' ?. Xorris. of! Lancaster, was passed inviting Secre tary of Treasury C.vrter It. Glass to] speak before the General Assembly on I the Susan It. Aniiiony amendment to' | the < 'onst itution of the Cnited States. | which grants to women the right of | suffrage. I linns Detained In Washington. It sv.-.;? lirst intended to have Secre- j tar.v Glass address the Assembly today 1 at 11 o'doek. but because of necessity | of being present at a congressional j ! ?o utnittee meeting this morning, the ; Lynchburg man will be unable to come j here today. I teh-ga11 - Nort is. Ozli nand Groom i w. re appointed a committee to it> ,\ite Mr. Glass. A telegram was sent J to him yesterday afternoon aail last -t night his reply was received. Seero j t.iry Glass, said that the committee ' meeting came Jit 10:30 o'clock, that | the re was a Cabinet meeting in the afternoon, another congressional com mIt.tee meeting on Wednesday and the ; induction of his successor as Secre tary of the Treasury into ollice. on Wednesday a ft or noon. The Ugh: over the coming of Mr. Gla-s was brought on yesterday by a Joint resolution offered by Delegate ltobert O. Xorris. of Lancaster. His 1 resolution provided that Secretary <* 1 a.*5s and Senator Claude Swanson be a. Ucd to speak at la n'elock today. The resolution was passed. A mended >1 en so re \ refssnrj-. !' was then discovered that the Sena*, e had adjourned and could not 1 consider the resolution. It was amend ed to read "an invit.ition extended by j the Hous-? of Delegate;;." This brought ; on tiie opposition of Delegate O/.lin and tiomc of his copatrons of the bill for the rejection of the Susan An thony amendment. Delegate Gibson, member of the Committee on Federal Relations, characterized this opposi tion as a "snub to the disiinguished I Southerners." The light was brought to a close j when a vote was called for, and the j resolution of invitation passed. Dele- 1 gates Xorris. Ozlin and Groom were ? appointed a committee to extend the invitation to Secretary Glass. l'.y a resolution preseuted in the Senate yesterday by Senator Walter I Tansil Oliver, of Fairfax County, Com i missloner of Prohibition Sidney Peters! ; is called on to present full informa- ! 1 tion to the body on the expenditure of the funds of (lie Prohibition De- 1 partment for legal purposes. The re-I I port must he submitted within ten 1 days. CHURCHES GAIN 2,779,667 ; IN MEMBERSHIP SINCE 1916 , Report in \rir Year llook of Churches of thrift SlinivN Increases in Membership. TBy t'niversnl Service. 1 XKW YOHIv, Jan. 2t>.?Membership j in churches o:' all denominations in- ' I creased 2,779,t'.t>$7 since I'.Mt!. accord- i ? ing to the New Year Hook, issued to- j I day by the Federated Council of the | | Churches of Christ in America. The. following figures of present ' membership in the United Stales ap- 1 pear in the book: ! Protestant, 2a.!?S0.I."pf>; Roman Cath- '? oiic, 17,f>49.:t24: Jewish. 2ij0,00(i: Mor man, 4:?l,:ts.>: Greek Orthodox, 119.7S1; j Russian Orthodox, 99,OS I. ] The Society of Primitive Friends is 1 the smallest religious body in the country. It has three congregations, ! two ministers and tifty members. I Sunday school membership has dc } creased 10,537 since 101t?. tile year book ! showed. ? DETZER TRIAL NEARS END ( t nun-Martial Testimony to lie fin ished Today, AVIth Counsel Ar guments Toinorruw, I By Aasneiated Press. 1 j X10W yoKK, Jan. 26.?The trial by j court-in'irtial of Captain Karl W. Oet I r, charged with mistreating prison j ers at Le Mans. Frani-o, will termi 1 nate Wednesday, when tlnal arguments will be heard at Governor's Island. Taking of testimony will end tomor ? row. SUGAR WORKERS GO OUT ' !<lnpnn?, Frderndoii of l.nltnr of lln.vnli Calis Strike Affecting 2-1,000 Men. I fiv Associated Press*. J HONOU'1,1'. T. If.. Jan. 20.?The; Japanese Federation of Labor of j Hawaii today culled a general strike . of Japanese sugar plantation workers | for February 1. Twenty-four thousand | men will be affected by the federa j tion's call, officials said. ILLICIT STILLS FARE HARD Nearly .'too Have llecn llMlroycd This , Month in Southeastern State*. I By Associated Press. 1 ATLAXTA, Jan. 26.?Nearly .100 illicit' stills have been found and destroyed j in Alabama, Florida. Georgia. Missis- : sippi and South Carolina since the j first of the year. D. J. Gantt, Federal: prohibition enforcement ofllcer for the! Gulf District, announced today. ( X It You Need a Crown Here Is Your Chance! I liv Associated 1'r<-8 . 1 I.ON DON, Jnn. Utt.? >1. ri Mrnkiclri, a friend ??f <onslnntInr, litrmer King of (iri'fi'f. is tNillns l.ondon jewel mrrohnnls olVerinn for sale t he rrnnn of I III- rx-lilni;. -1 have ilit!?iM'il of some .suvnll Jewel*. orders nml limlcr<> belong ing to ?hp former KIuk," he said today. -I nrn iiiht trying to dis pose of hiinir morr prete n t Ion* jpMi'l*. ?iiiip of llirni \ery line specimens, Ilint His Majfst.r col Ii'rlril when hr nn.1 Itlnc. "The crmvn is a grent riifliciillj. It is not the slate crown, hut a smaller diadem, ulilcli Mis Majesty used on state occasions. It is re? |< n t ed in lie worth $I.*IMHM>, lint as prices of jrwcU no now, it should lir worth much more. I do not de sire an miction, ax it would he iiiiiI ic n Ified." TREATY Pimn BREAKS UP LODGE REFUSES TO MODIFY TWO STRONG RESERVATIONS Democrats to l'nrce Wliole .Matter Hack, on Floor of Senate for Dri'lnlvr Action. WASHINGTON. .Ian. 2?.?The whole question of pea. ?? - treaty ratification was 11ling back to t'i ? floor of the ; Sonate wltli the virtual collapse to day o;* the bipartisan ennferenee. the eiul came witii amazing swift ness. after Senator l.odue, of Massa chusetts. the Republican deader. Iiad informed Democrats. led by Senator 11 Ucheock. of Nebraska, that there could be no change in the reservations respecting the .Monroe Doctrine and the mueh-diseussod Article .\. In the face of this, the I >emocrats walked out for a private conference, agreeing. meanwhile, to make a reply t<> Senator I,odge early tomorrow. First news of the breaking oft of diplomatic relations, so to speak, was given by Senator Hitchcock in a state ment which broadly intimatud that failure of Republicans to Rive ground in an effort lo reach a basis of com promise was title to the threatened re volt of Republicans. Senate '".eaders. incltidiim ntanj ardently seeking an end to the iong-proi raci'ed treaty de bate. frankly admitted tonight that they could see no hope of agreement. This meant, they said, that tho ques tion would bo fought out.on. the tloor, beginning probably tomorrow. Senator Hitchcock declined to specu late oh the possibility of so early a renewal of hostilities, but most Demo crats declared nothing was to be gained l>y further secret conferences. "It looks as ii" the jig's up." de clared (Senator M -Nary, Republican, of Oregon, a leader of the mid reserva tion group, and this seemed to hit the nail on the head, in the opinion of most Senators. Democrats discussed generally their line of procedure, and it was" tenta tively decided, in the event of utter failure of the conference tomorrow, to present to the Senate modiflcations to the treaty a creed upon by Democrats and insist upon a vote. RUMOR OF MONARCHIST UPRISING GIVES RISE TO EXCITEMENT IN BERLIN W illiplmslrasso L ruler Heavy Guard Following Attempt to .1 ssassina In Erzbergcr. I Hv As.-oclated l'r<>s? I IIKRMN. Jan. -fi.?W ilhelmst rasse tonight ;s barricaded and under the gu.ird of numerous troops. A patrol of eighteen armed automobiles and a half do/.cn huge motor trucks loaded with armed troops arrived early in the even ing and immediately "took up their position in front of the government building and shut off ail traffic from the thoroughfare. The precautions taken by Minister of Defense Noske were stimulated. In ad dition to the assault upon Mat bias 12 rz berger today, by rumors that, the mon archists would attempt an insurrec tion on the eve of the former Km pepor's birthday, which occurs tomor row, and that the attack was to be primarily directed against the Inde pendent Socialists ami Radicals. Mat bias Krzhergcr, the Minister of Finance, was wounded by a shot tired | at him as he was leaving the criminal ? courts building after a hearing in the llelfferich libel suit. One shot struck him, but the wound is not believed to be serious. CHARGE ACT OFl/IUTTNEERS DISABLED THE POWHATAN House Resolution Call* for Complete Information as to Ilolshevi.sm on Ships. LUv Universal Scrvieo.) WASHINGTON. Jan. 'Jfi.?The dls- | ahling of the army transport I'oivha- j tan, now reported drifting helpless fiOO miles off Halifax, was due lo the j deliberate plugging of a siphon ash i ejector, which allowed the water to i lldw Into the boiler room, it is charged in a resolution introduced in the ; House today by Reprerescutat ivc Rrit ton. of Illinois. The resolution charges further that | condition of mutiny ha.s obtained j aboard several other transports. It | calls on the Secretary of War to sup- | ply Congress with complete informa- i tion as to these charges, and to state I whether or not, in his opinion, the disabling of the Powhatan was not "the deliberate action of Bolshevism aboard ship." PREPARE FOrTwTw: TRIAL "Jurors Are IIcIiik Km mined in Connee- ' (Ion Wltli Armistice Ilnj Mur ilrr Charge. MO.VTICSANO, WAS1I.. Jan. 2r,~Rt amination of prospective Jurors for the ir.al of eleven alleged njembers of the i !. W W.. charged with murder in con nection with the killing in' four mem bers of the American 1/Cgion in the armistice - day parade at Centralia. 1 Wash., began here today, after the court had over ruled a motion for a i change of venue. A motion for sev- \ era nee of trials as affecting I.oren Roberts also was over-ruled. Defense counsel contended that Roberts hud made statements prejudicial to the other defendant's. Allcirctl Korirrr .Much In Demand. CHATTANOOGA. Jan. 26.? H. R. Mc pherson. arrested here a few days ago, char getl with forgery. Is wanted in many sections of the country on the same charge, according to telegrams reaching local police headquarters, ask :ng that lie be held. Fifteen Speakers For and Against Rejection Resolution Are Heard. NO ACTION ON NORRIS MOTION Proposal for Vote by People Passed By?Fight Goes to Floor of House. After hearing' speeches favoring' anil opposing the resolution for the rejec tion of the Susan D. Anthony amend ment to the Constitution of the United States for more than threo hours yes terday afternoon, the ?'ommittee on Federal Relations of tile House of Delegates voted favorably on the reso .in ion hy a count of 7 to This action was taken in executive session at the conclusion <>f the pub lic hearing. during which fii'teeti speak ers made addresses. The resolution of Delegate Itobort O. Norris that the quest imi lie put to a vote of the peo ple. ut the polls was passed by. .liny Take Aollon Today. Final action on the pussage of tbo resolution for rejection of the Fed eral amendment may lie taken on the ? >? - " - ' - '.mt'll on lilt' Moor of the House today. it is ex pected that when it is reported fa vorably this will precipitate a tight, which may load to the passage or de feat of the resolution. N'o resolution for the adoption of the Anthonv amend ment has been offered in the Mouse. , This will probably not he done, the issue centering around the rejection proposal. Nine prominent speakers?Mrs. IV l:. Valentine. Thomas Lomax Hunter, Howard Gilmer, Hosewell ['age. Allen I'. Jones. Kx-State Senator Keezel, Mrs. John If. Lewis. I")r. Kate Waller I Harrett and Dr. Lyon G. Tyler?upheld ' the cause of suffrage for women in I Virginia. Arrayed against theni were Miss Carolina Davis, Kppa Hunton. Jr., State Senator Leedy. Delegate Warren, i of Pittsylvania, and Miss Kinma Morris. Favors Itejection Propositi. Miss Caroline Davis, of Charlottes ville. was the first speaker for the passage of the rejection amendment. ' She declared that the average Amcr 1 ican woman docg not Want to be gov erned by women?she desires to i>? j governed by'men." This statement sh* I <tualitled by saying that the will of the majority of the men will always ! overrule the will of the majority of ; women. Mrs. R. I!. Valentine, president of tho I 101111a 1 Suffrage League of Virginia, dc jclareil that thousands of Virginia wo i men believed that things would be bet ter if men and women ruled together. She said in conclusion: "Virginia cannot stand before tho bar of civilization if she refuses io givo women self-government." Kppa Hunton, Jr., Spenks. "It" the majority of the while women of Virginia want suffrage they will get it." was tho decisive statement of Kppa Hunton, Jr., after he had said that he was against the reform because women were not temperamentally titled to vote. When Mr. Hunton declared that the majority of Virginia women i would get the vote if they desired it, | there was a wild burst of applau?c from the many suffrage advocates on the ! tloor of the House and in the gallery. When this noisy demonstration had | finally died away, Mr. Hunton. with a broad smile, said: "Didn't I tell yon ?hat women were * not temperamentally tilted for the cast ing of the bailor. They have just given way to their feelings. That proves it.-' Deelnrrn It Had Policy. Mr. Hunton said that, in his opinion, it was luul taste for both political par j ties to be racing to catch the votes of i American women. He declared that ! the time was not ripe for the adoption lot" suffrage for women, and that tho passage of the eighteenth amendment would federalize Virginia. This state ment evoked loud applause. "I have been governed hy a woman 1 for a long time, and l ilmi it salutary I and useful." said Delegate Thomas Lomax Hunter. In reply to the charge J of those opposed to woman's suffrage i that women would rule men. Mr. ! Hunter plead for an extension of human liberty, which would extend to women and concluded hi? address be declaring that if the influence of wo man had made and kept the home pure, it would help politics. I.errty Opposes Sun'rnge. State Senator Leedy followed Howard Gilmer, of Pulaski, and spoke in opposition to suffrage for wonwit, and in favor of the rejection resolu tion. Delegate Dan H. Owen, of Halifax, presided at the meeting of the com mittee as chairman of the Federal Re lations Committee. The resolution for rejection of the Federal suffrage amendment was presented to the com mittee by its patron. Delegate Thomas W. Ozlin. MRS. SHONTS SUES AGAIN Willow of 'Prnotlon Magnntr Trio* to ilffnvrr Property From Ills "Friend." I liv Associated Pros. 1 NKW VOI1K. Jan. 2fi.?A summons It. a new suit against Mrs. Amanda Thomas, principal heneflelary under the will of the late Theodore P. Shonts, was tiled today by his widow. Mrs, Milla D. Shonts. The new action la ?said to be for the purpose of recover ing real and personal property which Mrs. Shonts believes her husband gavn to Mrs. Thomas before his death. This property is said to exceed il.OOO.OOo in value. The complaint in the action has not yet been filed. Mrs. Shonts recently filed a suit against Mrs. Tlw>mas asking for II. 000.000 damages for alleged aliena tion of her husband's affections. BERGER CONTEST COSTLY House Spent $1.inn.1.1 to Ou?( Soclnli*# From ^enr First Time. t'nv A.^vx-iatcil rr<-?s?.i WASHINGTON. Jan. 26.?The con tested election case of Victor L. Rergfr, Milwaukee Socialist, and Joseph p. f <r ney cost the House X4.-ISi9.l3. The spe cial Fleet ions Committee decided : ? deny both men a seat. llerger has s nee been re-elected and again denied his seat. Vrnlrrlnx Sow on Way to Allien* ROMK, Jan. 2?>.?Premier Venizelo?. of Greece, who is on his way to Athens from Paris, arrived here at midnight ,'ast night, having been de layed tifteen hours by the railway strike. He was, therefore, unable to confer with Premier Nittl. as he lu > intended. f?ater he left on a nprcl ?l train for Taranto. from which port ho will sail for Greec*.