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Militant Churchman Attacks Cana
dian i'rofossor Who Denounces
I . H. Dry I.aw.
In a 1/onj; letter to ijir l/oniloti
Times He Swats Wieke?I Old John
? J la r Icy corn and Says Thirty Gov
ernors* Are Dry.
nv Hoitr.KT .1. I'llMW.
l'nlver?il Sfr? Ice Mali C??rr?.*|M?ndent.
ispecial Cable Uispatch >
.JiONDOX, Aj>r:l Is The heaviest
"broadside yet <!? .vefd in England
tfrom an Amerl.au source in tho In
terests r.f i - ?11..11? ? :t app its in the
iorm ?>f a three-column letter to the
Ijondon Tniifs by l.tishop Cannon,
the Methodist Kpi; opal Church,
t-'outh, who was assigned to do mis
sionary work in Texas.
The communication a reply to
Vrofe ssor Stephen l?eaoock, of McCIill j
University, who recently wrote to
the same paper, declaring th.it "an ap
pallimr catastrophe has nvcrtaken the
Vnitvd States and . ;gi<i provinces of
Canada In the form or prohibition,
resulting !ro!ii crusades financed by j
feeble-minded philanthropy and in- |
f; pi red by brutal and intolerant Tau
nt icistn.
"Joy of persecuting one's fellow
men is the main inspiration of the
prohibition crusade. The typical 'ae- '
t~ivo worker' is cither .1 relentless
fanatic inspired by bigotry or a self-j
interested hypocrite
AamiIIk Prohibit Ion TrlcUery.
"Tin hired spies of the prohibition
interests draw pay -front hypocritical
societies ?>.' h> sit rical women There
is no doubt that the vast majority or
rtet'cnt people and all gentlemen were j
and ara acainst the movement. The j
people of tho United States anil those j
of Canada neicr ratified prohibition I
by a general \ote nor have they even;
been offered an opportunity to reject i
H. ? The prohibitionists took care that]
3 the policy was adopted by a vote of
-the politicians in Congress, who spoke
voniy for a vociferous fanatical m'.n-j
Otity organized for hysterical threat-i
_ CDillK."
?: -Hishop Cannon, who Is jiowyin I.on
declares that prohibition was an
-active issue In the congressional elec
tions of 191 fi, the prohibitionists
-winning In an opon fight by a popular
"rote. Ho continues :
"Tho opponents/ of prohibition,
"worked ceaselessly day and night, but |
-lost every battle because the politl
*4!a'ns? in rmiKr'.-s knew that the
_grent majority of the people of the
^United States desired prohibition.
'.'The 'gentleman* from .Montreal,]
?J'rofessor Kea ? irk. purpisol. ignores,)
or Is ignorant of th< fact that In every |
"State of the I'nlon where it was pos
-slble the Anti-Saloon l.eauuc labored
;to secure a popular vote on prohibi
tion. so that today, through tho t-f
'tforts of the prohibitionists ami
-ag-ainst the strenuous efforts of the
"liquor tralllc. .State after Statu.has
.voted 'dry' by popular vote.
" Tlilrly "Dry" (.uvrrinir*.
"Today there nro thl-?y-four 'dry
"by State law:
apart from Federal
.laws. It cannot lie too strongly em
phasized that the prohibition move
.ment has been Christian in inspira
-tion, independent for its persistent
.Vitality from the active support o.*
Protestant churches.
I "Its inspiration ha.s not been a <!e? I
.sire to persecute one's fallow-men, 1
-but to aid them by prohibiting a
"iTallle characterized -by tli'; l.'nltol
-States Supreme Court as 'the most
'prolific source of insanity, pauperism,
vice and rrinte.' and by rertMvir.K th?'
? traps which have swallowed up the]
"earnlt.Ks and the vitality of t ii*
.fathers and en :g hi and maimed and
-ruined the children.
.* "I have never heard more wild and
J^i-UaIcmi statements than th -e or
J'*rof> scOr . i. Ia. 1: The 'I '-Tnors of
"thirty Statu tly over their own
-tflgnaiur- s de .arcd their belief in the
~.-iilue of prohibition. Ar?! none of.
?liu-ui gcntiemtti
uimiop u:ivr KiniMiiMi
Ai'iuit int. im:tj:uv ihtkat
Bishop Cannon, it will be remem
bered, left Ui.'hmtii: 1 a few days after
? he d <.-S.il f t:i- llev. .t. >'idn'\'.*
J'cters f r re-tl- n a.s Prohibit:? ? r.
Commissioner It wa.-> charged than
the His'.top C .nnor.'a :?r? -en-e
here at that ? :nc was thi le.tdn ^
contributory of ;?!. peter* de
feat Tl: ? b.,?!?.;>, in r ply to these
i-harKo. Insisted tti.it he had not
' lobbied" 'or 1 ?r. P. *er-' rc-? '. '-tioa,
but Insisted that he had inn .? e\.
erciseil ; t .m a c!tl/.>>ti to id
vocate tin ? ?ein'.n of .? faithful
public official.
?Cf>ntIr.ii' i l-'r ? 1 ? : t Pace )
WH3 tiieieti t" the Ite'rcal for the
Sick, where he stus.-d until about
tho middle of ember. At, Ou
tline '? U.iS
tor th. k 1-r T: he to thn
.Sheltering Arms H-of.ul, w ..-re t? ,
operations were p. -: . d t , rem>>v(
the tumor T..e tir ? vv.is unsuci ess>
ful. but tile se '.ml . '.i iV ? iti-'.i -
tory. About the li.ild'i > ' Nf..: :i he
was discharged f: Hi t e ; t,ii .a
cured and a;-; are-.tiy in t t best <?!
Affr beintr d sr: art-. I. tie d ap
peared. In a f- w <1 his :.i- !..nly
and Vr. Tr. ? began n.a ing in
ijuiries, but were ui.ab.e to .oo.it'
him anywhere E A. P.auc'.ri.un,
formerly \ .ce-president <?' t? liaug .
man Stationery Company, wh> re >ic
worked, alto Joint! in t:. search
lor the mis ;ng mat;. T:.e pollcc
were askcJ to aid.
At this time an itetn v. as pub.
lished In The Times-lMsp:!' ? de
stribintr i.is disappeatan ? T. pi.,
per was seen by S.nn April !
and oil tho f d.ov.-inj.' day J.e wrot.
Ills landlady aa follows;
\\ ruir (<? I.nmlliid)*.
"Having noticed in >? ? crdn y';
Times-Dispatch that the poii. ?? ;,,v
be< n asked io lo. ate inc. 1 am writ
ing to relievo your mini and sto;
tlie police from overworking t>:? ::i
gcjvfts on aucii an unworthy hi
dHldual 1 came here of my <??:
free "will to accept all that a b? iievo
lent t>tat?; had to offer in the w.t>
of a. good, Iomk reat. 1 am befru
well looked a f tor, hav/ng gainer
eeven pounds In weight arid belnt
out In the air all day.
**Aia Kitting aa brown as a cop
More Recruits Join Overall
Army As Prices Soar Skyward
StmlriitN to Wear Them.
}*1MN?"KTON. N. J.. April IS.?Tlie
"old clothes and overalls campaign
has boon entered Into v." 11 h hearty
enthusiasm at Princeton. whcije the
undergraduates arc ready to wear
anything within reason to force down
the present cost of suits.
Army shoes and frayed coats are
beginning to l>e seen 1" more and
more iiliumliiiK'i? and oven corduroy
trousers aru bring worn by those who
are the most punctilious of dressers.
Will \\ ear Old Clothe".
An "old clothes league. headed by
Mayor Alexander .M Chmnbllss and
other olty official* and employees,
has been launched .here in addition
to an overall club, w ith several hun
dred members inaugurated by Judge
Sam Conner and officials of the county
a few days ago.
IfHI t'lTlin Wrnr llliie.
AMSPOUT, PA.. April IS.?
More than loo clerks and otlielals in
the Williamsport division ofllces or
tlie J'ennsvlvania Kailroad have or
ganized the lirst ? overalls club" liere
i an 1 will wear either overalls or old
\ clothes until the high cost of cloth-,
! Ing comes down. j
Were Only -??*iiig. They Sny.
r.ouncenwnt that the editorial force
,.f the San Francisco Kxamlner had
formed "an overall club" was cor
r.i'.cd by executives of that paper
today to say that the report was
. ? ? ? !
per cent and please don't be con
cerned on my behalf, and should I j
see double column headings in the
newspapers shortly announcing to ail
the world that 1 am 'squirrel fruit.'I
I sha'jt'l be at all offended. So that
tlie last of that stinking llngllsh
pride seems to have disappeared In
?fact, I'm not sure that I don't feel
flattered that 1 should have brought
before the notice of the dear public.
Though 1 don't think I can forgive
you for giving my ago as forty-live.
You are spoiling my chances (I'm
years younger). Should there be any
mail for me. 1 would appreciate if
you will forward it to mo here.
"Sincerely yours.
"P. S.?Ain't the newspapers won
derful'.' Now you know the meaning
of 'news in a nutshell.' "
l)r. Trice fiet* I.etter.
On Saturday Dr. Trice received a
letter in the handwriting of the man.
The letter was postmarked Richmond
and tnai'.cd at an early hour. It
reached Dr. Trice about noon. Al
though/signed, "The Wandering Jew,
?the handwriting and phrasing of the
contents were similar to that of the
I letter received several days before by
Mrs. C'hadlck. It is. apparently, the
work of an Insane man. A similar
letter signed in the same manner was
' also received by the superintendent of
the Williamsburg Institution. Kaon
letter had phrases frequently used by
j Shelley and referred to Incidents
I known to them. The letter t<* l-'r.
[Trice follows:
J "Dear Daddy Dong Dogs.?Mere ts
a letter you have been waiting for,
though not a very long one. You
might put i: down as 'junk* as you
did before. Now "junk" is a Chinese
boat. And the boat 1 mada you cap
tain of is no Chinaman, bo beware
, the 'junk.'
??please don't be offended at :ne not
calling and seeing you. One reason
is because I accredited you with more
in'.e'.Ilgcii'.ti 11.an the other people I
t>>!d i 'was down visiting fo.* the day.
If Sa'.iLU can't tell a I'.c. who can?
and I didn't want you to betray a
widow's son. It will be a bad day for
any one that does, lie's got more
friends than there are parish churches.
"I am still running on schedule.
?Jonah was U.irly days and nights
i i Uii belly of a whale.' That's noth
ing. liis days were no', the same as
j ours The world was made In seven
days (not your kind of days). Rnch
day was a period and the periods are
jcvon days. (And you know. Doc.
man comes Into t'.ie world when the
?periods' are finished.) And the world
was man; that's tyow the world was
"No doubt you know what I'm
striving at. weil 'Cod made man and
lie rested; then lie made woman,
and neither <jod nor man has rested
"Ai.d I'm trying to give man a res;
and women something to do. There
Isn't anything that 1 can think of In
the way of civilisation but what man
hasn't put there. And I'm uf'er the
a 'iien, ]>i,- < '.ijnds terrible, doesn't
it. "ificr tlie women'), and if they
do:, t let hell loose one >>f these days.
1 ::i not '?!..;><>.* II. ?>!.' We've got
? bav" iiir :."j e put in order. A :nl
:.oat's a voo.-.n's Job. spring cle:in
,ng, men will think it's llell as nana!.
\\ ? I 1 must !<?? closing now. "Tarry
thou till 1 eorno'
?tiii: w.w; in:i.m; jkw."
Simil.ir ,?!t.r- signed "Tin Wan
' tiering .lew" have been re oived by
The Times-Dispatch, usually accom
panied b;. rude drawings.
\\ :im Model (ientlemtin.
Nrvir before Writing the letter
iibov. .ba'1 Shelby been familiar with
i 1 ri. Dr. Trio-. :tated last night. 11"
said that Shelley win always kind
? nd courteous and apparently a
mode! gentleman. He paid the doc
: >r of thi J-f'O, which he had
ha r g ?? I as fee t>r I Do operations, but
Dr. Tru e said that he did not expect
Ki r< ? . .e any compensation, know
ing > .? linanc .tl status.
1.;. i Thursday Sliellvy suddenly
appMir-d in Itiehmond again anil vis
; I . 1 : . f. me ..f his 1 a I 1: a dy. w hi re
? t.> "riycd for tea and ri o\ered his
! intensions, wlii h he had left there
on going to tii<' hospital. He was In
t .? ; ? '. : ).? i ? !i. .t is deriar-d, an 1
i iiet - -I lid be, a It ho igh up
I ..!? .t w* ?!. II' iiatted with the
!i. v ; t.im and finally ft.
t.g ' ..? ? would Uk.- the next
, ti : Williamsburg He also
. ?, ? '.r Aims Hospital
\! ?. : \ . t ; Stc ? ? :,g At ir.s
Ho pita, i?> went '-ack to tin Uaugh
. man? Sin" ? n? ? y Company, where hfl
was |;.\ ii v - Ho w.im o'.so given
l Iby hlft landlady, when she dis
covered that he was almost ptnnl
Slionril No Sign of InNiinIt;.
. AtcoTiing to his landlady, Shelley
l v. as rational w .o n lie visited h?"-t
Thurs lay .Mid at .ill times while a!
, '?.,?! j .nif He i?v< r exhibited any
? gr.s < '. 1 -? ? 11?u feeble-n'.inded. she de
c lured. or iii the least way acted
i queer!v. He wart always reading the
. beat "f b'c.'K* and v. as a freuuer."
r patron of the Virginia State l,llirary
; S!: s Cha.liek slated thi.t lie pre
I fei re ? ...p. classical books and
heavy literature. Ho was alwayi
j quiet ar d well behaved, alio stated.
?I Apparently Shelley *j?ad a vlvlt
the result of u petition circulated!
in jest umoiiK the stall' ami that no i
actual club was completed.
Ilniivlllp Conductor* in I,Inc.
DAN'VlliLK. April IS.?Street enr
? motormen and conductors on the Dan
t ville pars appeared thie morning tn
khaki suits in sympathy wKlj Um
present overall movement.
1'Iim Price* on Overall*.
! ATLANTA. UA., April IS.?In an
! effort to prevent any possible pro
fiteering '? overalls in Georgia, as a
; result of the increased demand due
i to formation of overall clubs, John
| A. Mangct, fair price commissioner
for Georgia, announced tonight h?
I had H.'ontracted for 20,000 pair of:
; denims which he would sell at cost
to clubs in any Georgia community.
JuriKr.N to \Vo*r lllnr.
1-TTi TASii, TEXAS. April 15.?El:
Paso judges will wear overalls while!
! dispensing justice, it was announced)
t today. An overall club was forme l |
at the county courthou.sc, including}
all attaches from Judges down to!
oltlce boys.
Wrnr <>Trrnlln to Church.
ST. IiOUfS, April IS.?Ulue denims
made their Hrst appearancci a:?
church-going garb here today, bring!
introduced by the eighty-live mem-1
bers of a church 'bible class. i
A local hotel announced that over-!
all:' for bell boys and Uliakl for
maids hereafter be "regulation." j
imagination, or else in reality had a
multitude of trades. lie told the
superintendent of the hospital at Wil
liamsburg that he was an actor and
a comedian. Dr. Trice asserts that
he told hi:n, when he was writing his
history of the case, that he was a.
sillor and printer and th.it his pa
rents were both dead. 11c told Mrs.
Ohadick that he had been a radio op
erator and editor of a paper at one
t into.
Although he was here less than a
year, nil who know him appear to have
been much attached to him. He was:
\ery seclusivc, it is said, and scarcely
ever spoke of his past life or cf any
of his former experiences.
Entered Aitylunt Voluntarily. j
Dr. G. \V. lirown, superintendent
of the Eastern State Hospital for the!
Insane, at Williamsburg, declared that I
Shelley voluntarily came to the hos- !
pltal for treatment on March 15. and!
left on Thursday without permission.
Dr. Brown declared that the m.?n ,
Is an Englishman and that his real
name is Simpkln although he called!
himself Shelley at times, that being
the name of his wife. While in the
Institution he was <<uiet, orderly and
hud a record for not giving any
trouble. Dr. Brown said. He weighed ;
114 pounds on entering the hospital!
and 133 when he left.
The superintendent explained that '
the man was frank on applying for
admission and informed tho instl- i
tution's authorities that he had cs- j
raped from a Western hospital and '
had been at lar^e for nearly two !
years. He voluntarily asked for'
treatment a>i was free to ko at any!
time, and he had shown no evidence;
of violence. l">r. Brown received
letter Saturday dated at Richmond.
I.pttrr to Dr. Ilroivn.
: The letter to Dr. llrown follows:
"Dear Doc:
"Von will be pleased to hear that;
'Jonah* was in the heart of the earth;
thirty days and nights. That's noth-i
Ing. His ?lavs are not the same as
yours. The world was made In seven
days. But not your days. I hope
you are not suffering from any delu- j
slons now. I appreciate your work
for me to Ret hack to my wife, Maud i
Evelyn. But L. want to get 'Eden'i
ready first, so as I enn say,
"'Come Into the garden Maud,
Kor the black night lias flown
And the woodbine spices are wafted!
And the mask of the roses blown.'
"The hero of that poem had an
"hereditary' tendency to madness, i
Y'Xi sec how the world swings
around my ego. Well, my poor Bro.'
Tarry thou till I come'
On the back of the letter was this .
Inscription: "The foolishness of God;
is greater than men."
Shelley wrote frequently to a
woman in Chicago, who wrote to Dr.;
Brown- and inclosed a letter, assert-1
ins that she did not know tho writer.
The letter was addressed to "Hope."
In it Shelley said:
"This Is hell, a sane tntn in an
Insane asylum. You might think it)
is purgatory, but l tell you it is;
he'.!, and 1 am crying to tho only
find I knew, the God of lone "wo
man." There is no other. You will
set me free, won't you, Hope? You
know I worship you I am still play
ing the game like Pollynnna. It is
the men that have discovered every
comfort nnd cqnvcnienoe you lay
hack and enjoy?sluggar&s. There
are good men it is true who are pray
ing for the kingdom of heaven to
; come to earth, but the only answer
they get. back is the echo of their I
own voice. The men arc too busy;
playing politics and business to bring
It here. The church won't bring it.
The quotations <,re all from toy
memory. I have no Bible or Testa
ment. Voltaire was right when he'
f ild. 'Everything will flee away be
fore Satire.' I am the ltrast. 1 am
more spiritual than animal.
"Your affectionate beast.
1 >r. Brown stated that Shelley had
only ? 10 when he left Williamsburg.
i''.: inued !'r<>m Kn st Page.)
: didn't kt?ow Dr. Markoc. As s<>on as
I had killed hiin 1 wished I had fired
the shot Into my own head."
Prominent People nt Servlee.
Among the prominent persons of
St George's congregatl.in who saw
l?r. Markoc murdered were Mr. and
Mrs George W. Wickershnm, Bonis
Stern, It. Eultou Cutting, Montgom
J cry Jo tics, Theodore H. I'ricc. Honry
t Monroe and others.
j Of the man's appearance Immo
j d'.a'ely after the shooting. Mrs. E.
i l.lvingston Hunt said tonight: '
"1 was on my feel the Instant tho
slayer tired his Hrst shut and came
fa.-.- to faco with him as ho tried to
i fcet away. Ilia face boro all tho
marks of a madman and I do not bc
1 lieve that he had any real motive In
lili'.ioi; i>r. Markoe.
"I ha.l never Keen hlrn before. Tho
j whole thins: happened so quickly that
? wc could hardly grasp a realization
of the crime. I am, of course, glad
' the murderer was caught anil I take
>1 It for granted that the awful death
' of Ur. Markoo will be avenged In tl}$
j due processes of law."
Tlie assassin after hours of grill
Ing tonight admitted that tho namo
of 'Shelley, which ho had maintained
wan his, .was in rculity tho namo of
his wife, apd declared that his namo
was TlioAas \V. Slmpkln, and that
ho recently escaped ? from ? an Insane
"I know that was a 'nut' factory,"
he said. "I came to Now York from
Richmond this morning?sot la
early, after riding In a coach all
night, and I was very hungry. But
I only had $3 and 1 could nut buy
food with thut" .*
Slmpkln or Sholtey, said ho wis
born In London in 1S7S. He said ho
knew he was crazy, but that ho
never liked being locked up. lio
said ho worked as a printer until tho
war broke out when his wife ran
away, taking . the two children to
"I Joined tho Canadian Fusiliers,"
ho said. "When 1 thought of my
wlfo it nearly killed me. Just after
I joined, word came to prepare for
overseas and they ordered n?e to a
troop train for Halifax. While on
the train I heard that my wlfo' was
In Duluth anil was about to give
birth to a third child, and I Just
jumped from tho train and managed
to work my way to that city.
I,ld "iirlnjx Dnydmr,
Ji,i" 1 Set 1110, because I
a"!,,*' """"
? When I got to I>u)uth I took out
a Joh i CU1,5enshl" liners and ?ot
rJ , V ,,rir,t ?shoI>- A man thov
called sheriff enme to the shop and
took me uway. a,id ihon a ;ot of
aaked ,no lUfstJona and said I
??!iaihCr?y i"", M<oy Jockod ,?o up'
In, the fcrgus Fails hisano asylum.!
jut I escaped thrcQ ,llIlPHt Tlvi(.oi
lent,1 n,?' bMl ,h0
?-ot away und then j boat It t
Cary, Illinois. an<l bought this gnn?!
I flcured that if they caught mo
attain I j kin them ilrst."
lie declared h,- had kept the (run!
10 t!l? K??t?;rn State Hosplta'
All effort, by the police to lean,
if the assassin had slain I>r. Markou'
as a marked man were parried bv I
hl? assertion that he knew nothing
of Ills victim and that ho had shrt
the man nearest him when ho fel- 1
'?i?w >? km
other person would have suffered the'
same- fate had he stood where Dr !
-Markoe was, he said
AVjir Famous In Medicine.
Dr. James Wright Markoe Was a'
Widely known obstetrician. He was '
a son of the Ute Dr. Tho man Masters!
Markup, a famous Burgeon. The I
slain physician was born in New
?T. c'ty- In the same ediiice in
Which ho met denh today he ivar
married twenty-six years ago to
Miss Annette Wet more. Many per
sons prominent in society attended
the wedding'.
In addition to the prominence
achieved as physician to the-family
J. Pitrpont Morgan. Dr. AJarkoo
was noted for his phUanthro.ies to,
the poor of New York. Tho L-ylng-ln
Hospital, first established on the
iovrer Hast Side, was the result of
-is Influence, and later he induced
the elder Morgan to endow audi
erect a modern institution. Tlia ;
financier pive $1,000,00(1 to the pro-!
Ject. ills son has maintained tho!
hospital. Dr. Markoe was it# attend-j
lng surgeon and consultant head. !
Morgran Family I'h.vHiolanT
Dr. Markoe was physician to (he
older Mr. Morgan until his TltaUi. i
ar.d continued to lie the family phy
sician w.'.te.n J. I-. Morgan, Jr., was
shot by Frank Holt, who later com
mitted suicide. Dr. Markoe attended I
the lliiar.cicr. and a few tnontliB aft- i
erw'jrd the surgeon performed un
operation on Mr. Morgan .for an-!
?pendlrlt Is. |
Dr. Markoe received his early edu
cation at St. Paul's School Concord, j
X. II.. and obtained his diploma from
the College of Physicians and Sur-1
geons here in US5. He spent one,1
year in research at Munich. Germany, j
taking a post-graduate course and I
returned to the I'nlted Stntes as ilrst j
house surgeon at tho Sloane Ma-'
ternlty Hospital, N*ew York. There!
he won a reputation a!I !t jcyneool-j
ogist. lie occur.< l a chair of mod-|
icino at the <"U;> College of New (
^ ork tip to the time of his death.:
He was associated with many State!
and city medical societies, and was
a mem'ber of the Society for the"
Ite.ief of \\ idows un<l Orphans. A ?
widow and a daughter, Mrs. Charles :
Sargent, sur\ivo him.
JIKMOKU or I'llt N i r.its*
MLI?UTH, MINX., April IS.?
Thomas W. Slmpk'.n came to Duluth
with his wife and thr,.- children from,
( algary, Alberta, in September, ll'lti.
He made his home here and was em
ployed in several loeul joh printing
plants. Ho Joined the Duiu'h Typo
graphical Union, No. I.v., and i>: still
carried on the rolls of the organist-;
tion. (
In April, 1017, he was adjudged In-!
sane in a court hero .and sent to the!
fclate insane asylum at Fergus Kalis.
Keeling Prevail* In < si|,U?| Thn(
Opinion Will tic Handed
IJoua Today.
ilt>' Associated l'r>-*K)
WASHINGTON. April lx?The Su
preme Court will reconvene tomor
| row after a three week*' recess. The
feeling prevailed In some quarters
today that an opinion on tip. validity
! of the prohibition amendment mi;;iit
be rendered tomorrow. A .) ? (ion in
the government's suit to dissolve the
i so-called anthracite c<?.-u trust
i argued last October, also Is expect.-.)
! at any time by officials of tao L/e
j partment of Justice.
Fleet of Motor Vn'im will Jiring
Supply to People of .\r?v
ffly Associated rres.)
I RAT/riMOItK, Ml).. April IS.?
j Trucks carrying 250.000 pounds of
sugar will arrive here from New
| Y..rk tomorrow, and, after being un
loaded at a wholesale house, will i><?
: distributed (o the retail (rale
! throughout the city and nc?r-by
country districts.
The use of trucks wus made neces
sary because of the railroad strike.
French Prlnfrm .short of Paper
PARIS, April IS. ~l.Vnn.-o is face
to face wlih wholesale newspaper
suspensions and a ntoppage i? ?,e
book publishing business, with no
Print paper being shipped from
America, tho end of the French sun.
Ply Is looked for within a few weeks.
Reynolds Makes Plea
For One Big Union
[IIj" Aftamclntpil 1'renJi.l
nOSTO.V, April IK.?Hnllrond
wurliprfi urre urcril to unite In
on? blip union mill "net rid of the
Inbur Irntlrrn, Inlior Nc|i<lm(rrs null
the Jnbur im-iil tlcUetM nnil ?i?r on
exiienne of yjO.UOiMMH) n jenr," by
J.- J. Ileyuoldw, <lilrd vlce-pre*!
dent mid or^unlrrr of the Ameri
can If^dernlloti of Hullrond Work
er*, nt, a meeting here today.
Jleynold* ileiiit-il thnt the orjcnnl
JRHt Ion IlKll an.VlllllIK to do "with
(lie ])r?neut uiiheuvnl which in K?
Infc on throughout thla country."
Not n xlnale one of the mrmbern,
be lidded, ?\n* Involved In the un
authorised rnllrotld ntrlkr.
(Continued From First Page.)
Kemo conference or'lCuropeaii l*re^
mlera and Held marshals will assem
ble tomorrow, wit.) the United Status
as a mere looker-on.
Ambassador Johnson lias gone from
Itbino to Vienna, hut ho is present
without credentials to t lie confer
ence. and will doubtless report from
?lay to day the results of the confer- I
cikc as made public 'bv Its members.!
Ofllciaia have been advised that the'
actions of tin* Premiers within tlic!
;>a.?t ten days show in advance these i
1" irst. 1 hat, under the guise of
a leauun of nations, Great Uritaln.
France and Italy will revert to the
old-titno policy of making the war
sc 11 liments of territory utid princi
ples on the theory of the balance of i
-.Second. That there will be formal
notili.aUon to tins United States of
the decisions of the council, and t.bis 1
will a.low thi' President to tiie pro-;
tests or continuations, the protests1
to be valuable only in the ovent that,
tin? Lnited States ever?Jtecomes a.
member of the lea-gtie of nations, j
"Third. That the three big pow-j
ers already have decided on what
they will do about Turkey, the Adri- j
atlc, Germany^ Ku.sia and Poland.!
and are now merely to ratify their'
policies at the conference. '
"Fourth- That the Premiers are
to ratify principally territorial ques
tions, tiie economic* questions of mo
ment having 'been left to the repara
tions commission, on which the
United States is not represented.
The work of the commission Is to j
begin on May 1.1. and the United
States .has been so no titled."
It is stated h'^ro that the recent
agreement between France anil Kng
land on the German Ituhr district
matter commits France to any pol
icy agree'd upon rtt the San Itemo
What is expected to come out of
the con.feiV'nce is an adoption of the
report of tho Jugo-Slav Italian com
mission giving Italy Flume and
Jugoslavia. Scutari: the recognition!
of the rcoublle ?>{ Armenia, wMh
better port facilities than first pro
posed; the - retention of tho Sultan,
ait Constantinople, und tho admission
of Russia as one of the powers Tor
the administration of the Darda
nelles; the ' recognition of France's
paramount Interest along the Uastern
Mcditorranlan and in Asia Minor out
Mlde of Armenia; :>nd the retention of
an allied military and naval force In
and near Constantinople to force
Turkey to carry out the British
Fiencli-Italian policies in the whole
of the Turkish dominions.
MOKn-MCctlnKn Culled ftir I.ending
CiflcM lo I>rl-riiiinp ( pon
Joint A el Ion.
IUy Associated Press]
DERI.IX, April IS.?Tiie situation
in Upper Silesia is very serious, ac
cording to a semiofficial dispatch !
received here today. A general strike i
is threatened which will reach all j
the trades r.nd professions. Officials
?say the strike will come as a conse
quence of the entente commission's
alleged "iaterf'.rence in the adminis
tration of justice and the political
rights of Silcsians in the plebiscite
Mass-meetings were called for to
day in Oppeln, Kattowits anil Cicwitz |
and other centers to determine upon
Joint action.
Declare Itclnflvew of In I ten Soldiers
Are .Vol Allanrd Free Trip
lo (iriive.i,
[Uy Univ.irs'il Scrvice.]
I.O.\*L>r>X, ,>prll is.?Labor leaders
threatened at a demonstration here
today to picket the Fnglish Channel
ports and prevent tourists from go
ing to France to visit the l.attle
iields. Speakers declared that wid
ows and relatives of falIpn llritlsh
soldiers are not enabled by the gov
ernment t? make free trips to visit
the graven of their fathers, brothers
or sweethearts. They added British
labor was determined to "shut out
profiteers of al! nationalities."
Offer Jtooxevell's Annie.
NF.W VOIt K, April 18.?Tho late
Colonel Theodore Hoosiveit has been
placed in nomination for election to
the New York University's Hall of
Fame. It cannot be acted upon at
this time, however, no person being
?-ligible until u decade after death.
Never -tasted any
thing better than
and doxit
1 ever w3dl!
OIiloLam Kators Itucc With His
State Solidly Behind llim and
With Other Snpport.
WASHINGTON, April IS;.?Of all i
tho avowed Democratic candidates for
the presidency. Governor Cox, of]
Ohio, perhaps oecuploH nt this time,
Ihe strongciit strategic position and
party leaders are taking lilm more;
and more into consideration In lliolr'
pro-con vent Ion calculations.
Tho Ohiolan ha% entered tho race'
with his own Stale solidly behind
hint, a State which he has carried
not once hut twice and a State whose
| vote may ho very necessary to tho I
| success of the man who is elected In .
November whether that man be aj
ltcpuhllcun or a Democrat. > The with-|
drawM of Senator t'omerene after;
| Ohio Democrats had agreed among:
themselves that the rjovornor and not!
tho Senator would make the stronger!
hid for tho party nomination, has
left Cox without a contest at home, i
And he will go to San Krancisco:
not only with the Ohio delegation i
safely pocketed, but probably with
that o-f Kentucky and with a scatter-)
ing voto from other States, a total.!
It is said of somohlng like loo votes'
pledged lo him on the first ballot. Ho I
is West Virginia's second choice, his
friends assort, and might oven In-1
the Ilrst choice of that Stato If;
West Virginia Democrats had not
committed themselves (o Ambassador
John W. Davis, their "favorite son." !
Then, too, th/ Governor is a good
administration Democrat in all essen- j
tial directions, hut ho Is not a part!
of tho administration anil will not;
have to assume any direct responsi- i
billty for tho unpopular acts or poll- j
clcs of the Washington reglmo Ho
has turod with tho President upon j
nil Important party Issues and. as tlio;
war Governor of his Statu, he contrlb-|
uted henvily to tho efficiency of the
government in tho great campaign for >
the defeat of Germany.
To that extent at lean. It !s ar- !
gucd. tho candidacy of Governor Coxj
will commend Itscif to the good will ,
of the f_re.il body of administration]
leaders, t.von though It he true, as
further r.rgued. that the Governor Is :
not a direct heir of the udtnlnlstra-|
tlon and cannot he held to hlamoj
?for tho things which tho administra
tion Is called upon to defend most 1
vigorously In tho present* campaign.
It Is believed, moreover. T>y those;
win) aro making the Governor's fight
that this stand upon the issue of pro
hibition will be a tower of strength
to him when the convention roaches
tho pdint of action, lie Is decidedly
liberal upon this question, so much
.?i?. that the Anti-Saloon I.eaguo of I
his own State has found It necessary
to proscribe him Tho drastic drvs
have concluded that he must not lie j
I'omlnatcd :.nd they are out to kill
him off. If possible.
Hut more ami more of tho s'ronger:
Democratic leaders are leaning to tne
liberal sido o' this Issue. They ar-'
rhamplonlng tho position taken by I
President Wilson himself when he
ai-kod ("or.gr -ss to permit the mod -
crate use of light wines and beer and
when he vetoed the Volstead en
forcement fft. This liberal move
ment has Rained sulUclont momentum-\
to make It reasonably, sure that the
San Krancisco convention .will turn '
its back upin the ltry.in program and j
declare itself In favor of some modi- i
float ions of the prohibition laws as
now be'ng inferred.
'In that event the candidacy of
Covernor '""ox will make a strong HP
pom to tho convention. Such a de
claration would be directly in line
with his own expressed views .find his
friends believe would place him at ;
the very top of tho list of avajlables.
It is o.uite e vident even now that
no Democratic candidate will go to!
San Kranclico with anything approxi
mating a majority of f.te convention,
much lesr. the accessary two-thirds.
More ami more States are adopting
the Maryland idea of unpledged dele
gations with the Idea of leaving the
convention free to move In the direc- .
tlon of manifest party expediency.:
This will mean that anv of the groitn
of able and resourceful leaders of
the Cox type, having the hacking of
their States, may be the nominee. In'
such a situation the Ohio Governor.;
with his own delegation enthusiasti
cally behind him, may pro ye the ideal
man to lead the party hosts against
the Uepubli-an stronghold.
It so happens that Ohio has a
strong Itepublican candidate In Sena
tor Warren G. Harding He will have
to flfht for his State's delegation
against General Wood, but most party
forecasters seem convinced that ho !
?vlll have little difficulty in defeating
tne military candidate in the primary
contest. If he does, lie will loom
large it Chicago, and with the bitter
??rrugBle on hetwooA Wood. Johnson
an I Hoover, the Kopublleans promise
t<? deadlock on. tho early balloting.
In that event the Ohio Senator might
;.r- ve the logical candidate for the
Itcp'Jhllca i nomination.
With Hardin? on the It* publloan
ticket, the position of.Cox as a fiemn
cratlc candidate would be strength-;
ened. His friends would Insist ttint I
I.e is the only man In the Democratic
party who might conceivably carry
his State against another Ohiolan. The
l(cpuhlicam>. of course, will nominate
tirst. and tore will be plenty of time I
to consider the Harding phase of the;
matter after it is seen whether or not
the Itepublican convention turns to j
the Senator as a standard bearer. ]
Moli OIk \ftor .?Kn>.
Ml.'SKOGKB, OK I .A.. April IV.?Fol
lowing th<? arrest here today of l.eroy
Kdwards. u negro, charged with vio
lating the jim crow law on a street ]
car. a mob of about 3.*0 negroes to- !
night gathered about .the city jail
demanding his release and dismissal I
of the charge. S. C. Heed, nes?ro mer- I
( bant, was arrested on a charge of i
'interfering with a. policeman.
There Is Only
One Genuine
!Xo Other
Cfivcs You
All There Is
in the
The Forfeit rormianu
"The Ilounc Thnt Mmlc Tllclimond
Innteiid of liHiinl Cuke nml Cnudlen
?There "Will He liny uiiU
tlty Universal B'?rvlco.]
NEW YOUK. April 13.?Thero is u
'birthday party to bo hold hero Wcd
noaday at Which, Instead of the cur
tomary cake with tilucty-two candle*
to proclaim the ago of the honored
guest, there \ylli ho a couple of tons
of hay, surmounted by ninety-two
peanuts. You've guessed It. Tiie
party Is to celcbrato the ninety*
Bccond birthday \>f Afbab, oldest' ele- j
phant of a'blK circus. The jmbllelty j
department * i?f the circus declared 1
with the utmost ^solemnity that in- |
vltatioiiB hud been sent to tlio pachy
derms at the lirohz Zoo to attend the 1
party and eat a ton or so of hay ana j
dance a jiff.
t'ln?h In Iteporled on Trnna-Mlirrliin
Itnlhray, nnd ltuNnlniiH Are ltf
ttorled Joining: l'lelit.
f lly Associate I'rrnsl
Fighting Is reported between Japan- |
? so and Chinese troops on the railroad
to the west of Harbin. South of this
city tho Japanese have occupied hcv- ;
oral stations on tho railroad to the
north of Chanchun.
(General VoltzeliavsUy, with a rem
nant of the Kolchak army, has joined
forces with General Scmctioff, and Is i
co-operating with the Japanese, evi
denMy with the Intention of establish- j
inic a- new antl-Ilolshevist front be
yond Manchuria station, on the trans
Siberian road. It la hi-Moved here
that the Japanese Intended to occu
py tho ilne its far as l.aho llalka).
Itnld HolnlievIK Itnllrimd Ynrdn \mr
Ivlev and Klre Muny
Vollcj ?>.
I tty ArsorJat* 1 Pr^ss!
FRONT, April 18.?The Kosciusko
squadron, tho American air unit op
erating with the Polish forces, today
llew ninety miles behind the Ho.she
vlst lines and raided -the Jltomir rail
road junction, southwest <>f Kiev. Tho
Americans llew low and attacked the
railroad yards crowded with troop
trains, dropping bombs and using
their machine guns.
Forty Tlmtinmid Join Willkonl, nnd
All lliillnj Placet llvecpt Keir
IIIk llnlrh Are Cloned.
1IKIIM.V. April 18.? Forty thousand
tt- Vyr. went or. strike hire today.
The ^lotcl Adlon ami a few other
hotels ari l restaurants yielded to trie
leniands of the strikers and still ;ir*
ipon. Tho majority of the public
eating places, however, are closed.
Alarming llcporttt of Ifcc'cascd
Food Production, Made by
IHy Unlvomul Service. 1
WASHINGTON, April 18.?Alarm
ing reports of decreased -food produo
tion, due to scarcity of farm labor,
have been made "by Senators and
members of tho? House who have re
cently returned to tiio .capital. Tho
reports have '.been sent to Secretary
Meredith, of (be Department of Agri
Senator Kllison 1>. Smith, of South
Carolina, wlio is Just bark from a trip
through tin South, predt.-tii tliat the
country will soon be face to face
with the nioHt serious food famine lr>
history. Thousands and thousands ol
acrcji hitherto given over to the pro
duction of foodstuffs aro lying laic
tui'l unf (trio wed in tho States he
Similar reports have been made
by Senator Capper, of Kansas, am
Scnotors from others of tho great
food-producing States. '
Senator Smith declares that while
the amount of farm labor last yeai
was I per cent of the normal, thif
year It Is only 7- per cent of normal
and is of an age and character whlcl
are not conducive to tho highest pro
ductivity. ^
The only remedy, in S< riator Srnlth'f
opinion, is lor the manufacturers o
article:* not elated as necessities t<
cispmd operations for a time am
permit the inV>r to gro hack to th?
f.irm:!. Mo has found that out of tin
thousands of farm hoys who wen
Into the military uervlcu during th<
war. oniv - c trail percentage havi
gor.e |i.i to agricultural labor; tin
bulk ?>f tV.em have round In the cltlp:
work which is more attractive nnt
more r'-niunerative. If work of this
kind could be dropped for a slior
period. Senator Smith believes tha
many of t'ae f;'rm boys would g(
!>a<-k to the country.
Senator .^rnith intends to address
S< 'in11> on the subject somo daj
tills week.
f'onxinlile Mnrtjii, Oiir of I'arty, An
??rr> l'lrc ?>f .\snnKstii*. Kill
inc Ste(?hrii llrrrn.
tllv A??ot^ it??l l'r??sl
Dl'liMN, A|>r:I !? - Sergeant Caro
was killed and Constable Collins ?erl
ous'.y wounded today while rcturnlni
from mass at the Kliir.lhlll Church
in West t'lare.
Constable Martyn, who was witl
Carol and Collins, was not woundei:
lie returned tho lire of the assassins
killing Stephen Itveen, the son of .?
farmer ainl wounding two or threi
other persons.
^7Iia l/iifli er^DrofJicrs
IbroaD at fiftii.
Of Woolspun Jersey
Jersey Cloth stands aloof by virtue of a
certain sportsmanlike smartness.
So charming have women fouhd natty lit
tle spoils suits of this fabric that they have
been adopted as a favorite of the year.
New arrivals have just broadened the ex
cellent range of selection in our Jersey Suits.
The styles differ just enough from earlier
models to be interesting. Colors are Navy,
Brown, Tan, French Blue, Green and Heather
Mixtures in some of these shades.
. $25 to $45
second floor.
We said this last near and we
i<? ,uraill Tf/3A1?
'Goeslu'lce as^ar^
Wm. B. Reily &Co. IncJJeiv Orleans
contort* o! the can according to
direction*, you are not satisfied In
every respect. youV grdcervrill re
fund the money you paid for K. .

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