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THE WEATHER
Today rain or mow and warmer; to
morrow colder and (air. Detailed weath
?r report oil editorial p**e.
George Perry Morris
WASHINGTON, D. C.. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 21. 1920
Policy Adopted by Daniels
And Allied Admirals in
> Case of British Mishap.
SIMS NOT INFORMED
Emphasis Laid on Mayo's
Action in Only Asking
Crosses for His Staff.
New York. Jan. ao.?Admiral
Sim* indicated today in an in
terview that the official whom
he declared made the "don't
let England pull the wool over
your eye*" statement will be
identified in a week or ao. The
official's name would have been
revealed had the Senate Sub
( committee asked him for it,
he said.
The United states determined to
keep its fleet of Dreadnought* and
Other battleships intact during the
war in Europe in order that it
should meet Germany in the event of j
any miahap in the North Sea to the I
British navy.
Thig was stated yesterday for the '
"rat time at the Navy Department, j
where it has usually been asserted,
unofficially, however, that the fear
of the German submarines kepr the
British fleet in its home waters, and
'hat had the American fleet been
sent over it would also have been
voluntarily Interned in British ports.
This policy, which was agreed on
here by American officials alone, ex
plains why Admiral Benson did not
respond to the constant appeals from
the other side of the water, some of
them from Admiral Sims, that the
American navy go over for station
in European waters. Admiral Sims
Stated that he wanted the capital
?hips, and that when he couldn't get
them, the Influence of Col. House j
was appealed to. Only a very small
Part of the Dreadnought fleet was
sent over. The ships that were sent!
A to Sims were incorporated in the!
British forces, but those that went]
I to Admiral Henry B. Wilson, o*erai- I
"?* "? French water#, warn not in-j
corporated ia the French fleet. Wll- I
son's ships were run nominally byj
Admiral Sims, but actually by Ad-1
miral Benson.
British Rai Sinn' ships.
The fact that the American
ships of war sent to Admiral Sims
were taken over bodily Into the
British fleet has an illuminating
bearing, some of the admirals any.
on the claim of Admiral Sims that
nineteen of his staff in Europe
should have distinguished service
medals for brain and planning work.
It is being observed now that when
Admiral Sims- ships were taken over
by Great Britain, the planning and!
brain work for the British ships,
plus Admiral Sims' ships, were done,
at least so far as the records go. by j
the brains of the British admiralty
AdmiTal Henry B. Wilson had a!
freer hand and was not swallowed
up by the French Admiralty.
Answer was made yesterday also to
the assertion that Admiral Sims *u
' in Europe after the beginning of the
War for several months before he I I
? ould get from Washington any defi
nite policy. As a matter of fact, it |
was during that time that Secretary
Daniels. Admiral Benson and the
American naval chiefs in Washington I
were in close conference with thej
British Admirals Browning and j
Dechair and the French Admiral1
Grasset on the policy for the war
from the naval viewpoint.
It appears to be now certain that '
out of that conference came the deci
sion that the American battle fleet
would not go across the water unless
some "accident" had happened to
COSTISCBD "Si* pjigb TWO
PRESBGNT LIKELY TO
TAKE UP POLITICS
The assertion that President Wil
> son. because of ill health, would not
be permitted to take an active part
f in pre-conventlon political activities,
was termed premature, at least, r t
the White House last night
Dr. Cary T Grayson, the Preal
dent's personal physician, will will
ingly answer questions regarding the
President's condition, but has said
time and again;
-I'm a physician-and will talk aa
a physician, but that Is all/"
He said yesterday that the Presi
dent was progressing rapidlv ,nd
frequently In the last two weeks
accompanied by Mrs. Wllaon. has'
enjoyed long walks In the grounds
surrounding the Executive Mansion
The President, according to Dr
' Grayson. Is on the slow but steady
road to complete recovery. Lately
the President has asked Dr. Grayson's
permission to take motor rides, but
each time the physician has over
rated him. because be believed It is
better u? proceed slowly in nj|
I of hla chiefs recuperation.
A motor rMe, however, probably
?ilj be taken by the President with
in two weeks, and thereafter gradu
al* he wtti take a more active part
Women's Styles
Too Dependent
On Male Fancy
New York. Jan. M,-The fleeting
fancy of roan has had too much In
fluence upon styles in women's
clothing, designed In all the al
luring colors of the rainbow and
In costly filmy effects, and the
time has come for women to
eschew surplus finery and adopt a
standardised dress, according to
Miss Helen Doulse Johnson, editor
of the General Federation Maga
sine. Miss Johnson's views wars
loudly applauded when she spoke
today on the "Ethics of Dress" in
Havemeyer Hall at Columbia Uni
verslty. She said In part:
"The active, hcalty woman cre
ates a spiritual Impress by sim
plifying her dress and thus en
hancing her facial beauty. Her
leas advanced sister clings to the
older dress forms through which
\ lower appeal is made.
"Out of the struggle Is coming
a new womanhood with a higher
morality and more beauty."
PLUMB THEORY
CALLED CHILD
OF SOVIET
U. S. Chamber of Commerce
Official Denounces Project
At M. and M. Banquet.
Denouncing the Plumb plan as
j the "baldest application of the So
i viet idea yet conceived in this
| country." Fred M Sheppard. man
j ager of fhe field department of the
| United States Chamber of Com
; merce. declared at the Merchants
j and Manufacturers' Association
i meeting at Rauscher's last night
j that the proposed railroad profit
sharing plan advocated by labor
j was absolutely indefensible and un
American.
'The Plumb plan outsocializes So
I cialistn," Sheppard declared. "How
I would you gentlemen fee!, if. when
you went to your .offices tomorrow
morning, you were met by a dele
I gatlon of your employes who told
, you that they would take half of
| yovr profits and that you might
i have the other half?"
| Establishment of a citizens' employ- |
i ment service in the District by busi
COKTIXI HD pK PAlJE TWO.
CAPITOL AFIRE
i FORM TIME
I
All Blazes Within Last Two
Months?Hint at
Firebug.
r 1 ,
The fourth fire In the Capitol with- |
\ in two months early this morning did I
j ?00 damage In the document room of j
Senate. Firemen ran ladders up
| to the third-floor windows and at
i tacked the 'jlaze with three streams
of water.
I Watchman Da via, of the Capitol
| police, in the Senate wing of the
| building, turned in an alarm at 1:90
I o'clock.
j Firemen arrived within a few mln
! utes. The walls and some of the fur
| nituie in the document room, which
| is located about in the center of the
building, were scorched. Damage to
the documents could not be estimated.
A fire in the basement kitchen of
the House early last Sunday morn
, ing did $:J00 damage. Severn! weeks
j before two other small blazes oc
curred.
| A peculiar coincidence is that the
J last three fires started at about the
? same time in the morning.
I CapL F. H. Reynolds, No. 3 En
:gine Company, who responded to
i all four alarms, said that in his
j opinion a firebug was responsible
I for the blazes. The document room
j where the blaze occurred is direct
ly opposite the Senate diplomatic
xallery which is considerably dam*
j aged by water. !
House Not to Call Wood
To Explain Nary Speech!
UiJ. Gen. Leonard Wood ? explana
tion of his Boston speech la entirely
acceptable to the member* of the
House Naval Affairs Committee and
h? will not be called before that body
te answer for Ms remarks.
This announcement was made yes
terday by Representative Thomas 8.
Butler. Republican, of Pennsylvania,
chairman of the committee, lfr. But
ler also took occasion to deny em
phatically that he had announoed. aa
reported in some pre* dispatches, that
Gen. Wood would be cplled.
dsn. Wood was reported to have
MM in his Boston speech that the
navy waa "a floating death trap." In
his explanation he said what h?
meant was that flrstclass ships when
tilled with untrained men "are some
times a death trap to those who are
in them."
W1 Combat Botnfinu
Which Poisoned His Gil
Detroit, Mloh., laa. *?War was
declared on . botullnua pslssa today
by Murray Bales, Detroit manufac
turer.
home later died from the aame
cause. Recant deaths in New Tort
?T". JiH. PO?son hastened
fllHmi |T hl"
TREATY-MAY BE
BROUGHT UP ON
SENATE FLOOR
Conference Deadlock Leads
Mild Reservationists" j
To Plan Action.
) . I
RELY ON MARSHALL
?!
Lodge Said to Be Willing,
Though Skeptical as !
To Results.
A flnal breaking down of all ef
forte, to bring about a compromise
on the treaty reservations appeared
imminent yesterday as a result of
the continued deadlock In the bi- !
partisan conference over some of j
the most essential of the Lodge res-1
ervations. ,
The next move toward an agree
ment on ratiflcation Is expected to
be a motion by one of the "mild
reservation" Republicans to take up
the treaty for direct discussion and
consideration in the Senate.
If this motion should be made it 1
is believed that all of the forty-four I
Democrats and at least seven of the I
"mild reservationists" will support '
it. This would be enough to re-1
store the treaty to the position i
which It occupied in the Senate Just'
before the vote on the Lodge reso- i
lutlon was defeated by the lack of J
the necessary two-thirds vote.
CMS! ?? Marshall's Aid.
In the event that the supporters of ;
the Lodge program should hold that '
a two-thirds vote is needed to brine j
the treaty again up for action. It
jis probable that the Vice President
j would rule that only a majority vote j
was needed. His ruling then would!
be sustained by a majority composed
of the blend of Democratic and
"mild reservation'' Republican votea. j
This is the program which Senator !
MaNary. of Oregon, leader of the !
"mild reservationists." outlined yea- !
terday after conferring with Senator j
Colt, of Rhode Island, Senator Mc- j
Cumber, of North Dakota, and others j
in the "mild reservation" group.
Senator McNary. and those acting j
with him, displayed Impatience overj
the failure of the conferees to reach
a? agreement a* emapmAxtse reeer- '
virions. The fact that this disagree- j
Aunt had come on the equality ofj
voting reservation rather than on j
the Article X reservation, or others |
which are considered of more impor
tance. has convinced the "mild reser- j
vat Ion 1st s" that there Is little hope
of agreement on any sort of pro- '
gram which sixty-four Senators will
adopt.
I It Is for this reason that the1
i "mild reservation" Republicans want
to see the bipartisan conference
broken up. in order that the bat
tleground over the treaty may be f
transferred to the open Senate,
where a vote of the entire Senate
: can T>e had on every kind of res-I
ervatlcn proposed. Senator Mc- '
Nary said:
"We want to have all the hip- 1
pocket reaervations laid before the1
Senate. It la apparent that the bl- '
partisan cbnference Is getting no- j
wh :re. The treaty will have to'
be brought up in the Sanate and i
acted on in the open. We shall'
never be able to reach a com
promise in any other way."
SENATORS TO PROBE
"PLAN OF SAN DIEGO''
San Antonio, Tex.. Jan. ?.-Only a
few witnesses, who will testify re
garding the alleged outrages agalntt
American lives and property In Mex
ico. remained today to be heard by
the Pall Senate Sub-committee In
vestigating conditions across the bor
der.
Remaining sessions of the hearing
here will be devoted to other phases
of the situation. Senators said today.
The plan of San Diego was expected
to b? thoroughly aired. Under this |
schefne. It was reported, negroes in '
the United States were to be roused
to revolt and assist Mexico In regain
ing poaaeasion of Texas. New Mexico
and Arlsona.
Eating Ofives Dangerous,
Caution of Health Service
Don't eat ripe olives. ?/ you value
Tour life, the Public Health Service
wtraed the people of Washington In
? bulletin lasuod yesterday follow
ing the reportlag of the death of six
P?*uo?a lu Hew Tork from this
cause.
Tb? poisoning in the ripe olives
tb* caused the deaths i. t.rinM
bacillus botullnus and la so power
2?.i * ",lcrt>*cop,c Portion
will kill * person. The health aerv.
olives
uatll thorough Investigation of the
oauaa of the poisoning can be made
Cmhi M|i Die*.
N C.. J.?.
mnk I. Osborne, former attorly
i KMtral of North Ctrslint, died i?
Ctartott. early tod.y.
?? >*-? ?- at the .g. twe"
mmyor of Charlotte. He
wa? appointed Judge of a iaod cJaii
"Incapacitated'' War Hero Carries
Eight Through Flames to Safety
<PT HrnU LmhI WIiw.)
South Norwalk, Conn., 'Jan. 20.7-After having carried hit
mother, father and his six sisters from their burning home thia
morning, Salvatore Fratino, a war hero, rushed back into the
" structure, by this time a mass of flames, in an attempt to save
his grandfather, Salvan Fratino, age 86. His valor nearly cost
I him his life. He found the old man unconscious, or dead, in hi*
j bed and attempted to carry him out, but was overcome and fell.
It was only after his clothes were in flames that he managed to
roll to the stairway and tumble dovn. Willing hands dragged him
j out and he was rolled in the snow and his life saved, ahhough he
was frightfully burned. Salvatore Fratino was wounded eight
times in the late war and gassed once and was finally discharged
as incapacitated.
Can Mere Man Really Be Nice?
District Portias Talfy It Over
But They Come to No Decision
Portia* of the Women's Bar Asso
ciation split over the question of
whether men are real))' nice, at their
third annual banquet at the Lafar*
ette last night.
Supporting the negative was Mrs.
Edith B. Newman, who asserted
that men are horrid things a great
part of the time, and said:
The protection of women in busi- I
ness is a joke. Women should stick
by one another. The woman's Job Is
the $75 a month one. and when It |
sets to he worth |290 a month It Is
made a man's Job. Irrespective of the
Woman's ability."
Shell Say She Old!
But handsome Miss Alice McCue. I
SUGAR BROKERS
IN "SLUSH" ROW
Suit for $35,000 Reveals
Existence of $300,000 !
Fund to Fight Laws.
New Tork. Jan. X. -Existence of a
BOO.OTO "Slush fund." with which to
save American sugar brokers from
extermination** by war sugar meas
ures. came to light here today when
on* ?' the broker, stkrtod
o*er the kj-aita. * '
Arthur H. Lajnborn. New Tork
sugar broker, with offices In Havana.!
died suit against James H. lost and
others, members of the commission j
of compensation to sugar biokera."
for *35,000.
Uamborn's petition revealed that!
when war measures automatically put
the sugar brokers out of business
Cuban planters agreed to pool one
eighth of one per cent of their gran
sales to "compensate * American bro
kers for their losses and "save them
from extermination."
A fund of 1300.000 was collected and
divided among the American brokers
he said, and his New York office was"
alloted *3.000. hi, Cuban office, he I
said, received nothing. His suit is to
*et the share of the fund which hei
contends, the Cuban ou.ce should!
have.
PICK N. J. GOULD;
WOOD MANAGER
!
-i i
<By Herald Leased Wire.)
New York. Jan. 20-Repr.sentatlve
Norman J. Oould. of Seneca Pails.
Hi. h'.J announced tonisht
His headquarters will be In th. r?
Perlal Hotel. He takes th.
cated hv Ih. " the Place va
of John T volunt?ry retirement
man from r- nat'?nal committee
Eilfp
Oklahoma; ? WuS'' k'
Senator Moses, of New Ham'pshire
Iti Di?c^!nM ,oday by Publl'e
Gen Woftrf a" ch*lr*naii.
nlal of relterat?<l hla de
zsxsLrsrjg.he u about to
of Illinois, stood up for the men.
Indeed, she did.
"My experience has been a con
trast to Mrs. Newton's." said Miss
McCue. "I have never received any
thing: but the sweetest treatment
from" men. They nave really gone
out of their way to be nice. I be
lieve that men really want to treat
girls in the business world well. And
If they don't, we should believe that
they do, and make them be nice to
us."
What could be more convincing
than that?
Miss McCue also narrated an in
stance or two in which a pair of
demurely, audacious, girlish eyes
had flustered the presiding magis
trate so that he rendered arbitrary
decisions In favor of the owner of
the lustrous orbs.
All in all. she very nearly convinced
her auditors that the less deadly of
the species isn't such a bad lot after
all.
Mlaa* Board ma a Speaks.
Eut the argument pro and con anent
luckless man filled only a part of the 1
evening. Miss Mabel Bo^rdman, the
guest of honor, spoke of the proposed
extension of the home service work of
CONTUtUBD ON PAGI TWO.
LADY ASTOR
RAGS BROTHER
Orders "Buck" Langhorne
To Vote for Suffrage in
Virginia Legislature.
1
I By Herald L*aa*d Wire.)
Richmond. Va.. Jan. 24. ? Lady
Nancy Astof. M. P., in a letter re
ceived today by her brother. Repre
sentative "Buck" Langhorne. of
Albemarle, asked him to work and
vote for ratification of the equal
suffrage amendment in the Virginia |
legislature. Langhorne did not com
mit himself, but it Is believed he
will support the measure.
The understanding is that Gov
ernor Davis will transmit the suf
frage amendment to the legislature
within Uie next day or two and
meanwhile the pros and antis are
marshalling their forces for the
fray.
Mrs. John Skelton Williams, wife
of the comptroller of the currency,
was at the caplto) today In the in
terest of ratification. Opponents of
ratification were circulating: a let
ter of the Maryland League for
State Defense, setting forth reasons
why. in Its opinion, the amendment
should be defeated.
"It is thought that only a small
minority of either men or women In
the country really favor the woman
suffrage movement." the letter
stated.
i
Thirty-Eight Chinese Drowa.
Condon, Jan. 50?Many Chinese were
among the forty-nine member* of t*".e
crew of the American steamer Ka
ron., drowned when the ship sunk tn
a storm off the west -oasl of Sweden,
a dispatch from Stockholm said to
day. Only one man waa saved. The
crew included thirty-eight Chinese
Dr. Van Schaick Opposed
By Citizens of Petuiorth
After heated dlscusaion. the Pet
worth Citizens' Association, an or
ganization having $00 paid members,
adopted a resolution last night urg
ing the 8enate to reject the nomina
tion of the Rev. John Van Schalclc.
jr.. as a District Commissioner.
The resolution declared Dr. Van
Schalck's attitude toward cltlaene of
the Petworth community In connec
tion with thelf opposition to the lo
cation in that territory of the Muni
cipal Hospital, had shown him to be
temperamentally unqt for the posi
tion: That hla record ^s chairman ?(
the Board of Education was proof
of hia disqualification for high office,
and that Ma having retained hla vot
ing residence In New York State ren
dered him Ineligible. ? I
The resolution waa introduced
by Jeaae C. But-r who. In a talk,
elaborated on Uie statements in the
Mr. Suter asserted Dr. Van
Schalcl had caused some of the
ablest business men in Washington
to retire from the Board of Edu-I
catkin because of their unwilllng
1 ness to serve with him. I He said
the hearing before the Commls
' sioners some years ago In con-1
nectton with the location of the
. Muatclpal Hospital was one of the
moat orderly meetings he had ever
attended. The citizen* appearing
before thla hearing were described
by Dr. Van Bchaick at the time
' a* ? mob.
Commenting on the alleged In
, eligibility of Dr. Van Schaick be-j
icause of Kla having retained a
legal residence in New York. Mr.
Suter said he was reliably Informed
| Dr. Van Hckalck was disqualified
_ CtmUB OK HW JUM* ^_
Tokio Need Not Wait for
Popular Mandate to
Utilize Military Force.
CAN STAND OFF FOES
Fortunate Position of Mi
kado's Empire Disclosed
By Military Experts.
? ?
Japan hold* a position of prim*
Importance so far as ita army and
navy art concerned In the event of
actual war with the Bolah.vlki. it
was pointed out here yesterday by
military expert*. She would also
hold thla same position of "prime
Importance" should she be at war
with any other power.
The reasons cited for the ability
of the Japaneae to cope with a equ
ation of war or one portending war
are as follows:
1?She Is positive with regard to
her military.
2 ? 8he is negative with regard to
her navy.
* She holds a geographical posi
tion that is without a par in the
world so far as strategy is con
cerned.
Can Strike at will.
Japan is the onlyfirat class power
in the world, it was pointed out.
that maintains a powerful standing
army which caH be moved at will
without the consent of the people.
With the approval of the emperor
the militarists In Japan could de
clare war on any nation, send either
the army or navy to any spot, and
this could be accomplished without
any regard whatever for the will of
the people. >
# Concerning the Japanese navy and
the position of the Japanese islands
that make up the empire, it was de
clared that under the peace treaty
Japan obtained enough Islands to
the south of her to form what is
practically a complete barrier of the
Pacific. By means of submarines
operating in the vicinity of t&ese
Islands she could forever keep her
owo navy lmxmine from attack and
could snipe at an advancing KlfH
The only way In which Japan
could be attacked by sea would be
for a hostile fleet to proceed through
the Mediterranean, the Sues Canal
and the Indian ocean.
U. S. MAY BE ABSENT
AT KAISER'S TRIAL
This government can have no part
In the trial of the ex-kaiser by the
allied power* in Europe if the peace
treaty be not ratified by the United
States.
The record at the State Department
thowa that Secretary of State Lansing
opposed trial on criminal charges, but
that he entered no objection to a trial
on political charges. 1
It was explained yesterday a? the
State Department that if the allied
governments proceed with a trial fori
political reasons the powers will have
to make both the law and the punish
ment.
The attitude of this government in
the absence of power to art under the '
treaty, will be. so far as is learned, i
one of neutrality and Watching the
course of events.
No one here pretends to know what
the action of Holland will be If the
allies "insist" on her surrender of J
the ex-kaiser. It is said here that
a great deal will depend on the
treaties between the allies and Hol
land on the ways and means of ex
tradition.
Berlin Quiet as Reichstag
Takes Recess of Six Weeks
Berlin. Jan. 19.?Uttle excitement
marked the ?dJournm<>nt.??f the
Refchatag laic today., jft probably
will not reconvene before the end of1
February.
Well informed observers saw In
the bitter feeling which haa been
accentuated by rlota an "impending
earthquake." asserting the radicals
will continue their plotting In j
stealth.
"Rip Van Winkle" Music
Played at De Koven's Rites
New York. Jan. 3).?Sc lections from
Reginald Dc Koven's laat opera. |
"Rip Van Winkle." played by his
intimate friend. Dr. Miles Farrow,
the organist, wet* a part of the
special musical program at the fun
eral of the composer in the Cathodal
of St John the- Divine today. *
Bishop Charles Sumner Burcb and
Canon George W. iMniglaa. a relative,
o (Belated at the services. Members
of his family. Iriends and associates
In the musical worid attended.
Alleged Slayer Safe Fraa Mob.
Jackson, Miss.. Jan. 30.?Charles
Marshall, alleged slayer of the Miller
family In Amory. Miss , who has l*en
rushed from county to c Hinty to avoid
a mob. Is being held In the Hfr.ds
County jail here in s/lkar.v confine
ment under orders from the sheriff
of Monroe County where the deed
Law and Order
Day Designated
To Fight Reds
Albany. Jan. Sunday J?
uary S. !? to be a "tat and order
Sunday" in New Tort #tat*. by di
rect loo of Gov. Smith, who isauod
a proclamation today dedicating
B?xt Sunday to the Inculcation la
the people of the State of a "better
understanding of the meaning of
loyalty."
Gov. Smith's proclamation da
Clares "the activities of a small
number of people of our country,
who desire to accomplish th^ de
struction of our form of govern
ment. have attracted widespread
attention snd awakened the pub
lic conscience to the necessity of
lmmediste action looking toward
the elimination of the element**
Ye Ed Resigns
Sing Sing Job;
Too Confining
* y
His Predecessor, Back After
Brief Absence, Applies
For Position.
1
l Br Herald Leased Wire.)
Osslning. N. T.. Jan. M?There la
a vacancy In the editorial chair of
the Star Bulletin. Sine Sing's news
paper.
Charier c. Elston. a former Mid
dletown lawyer, who haa been la
charge of the paper for the laat
eight months, haa resigned. He
told Warden Lawei the Job save
him indigestion. Re denied his edi
torial policy had been responsible
for a falling off in the circulation
of the paper. This, he said, was
due to the reductloa of the prison
population from near l.iM to 1.1M.
S. N. Vannesa. whom Klaton suc
ceeded. snd who had charge of the
paper for two years, recently re
turned te '.ne prison after several
months' absence, and as noon as ae
J?a.ned of the vacancy he applied
for the post.
Yanness is an accomplished
knight of the pen and runs strongly
to Action.
EDWARDS SETS
OFF WET FIGHT
i ?
New Jersey Orders Consti-j
tutional Amendments Sub
mitted to Referendum.
iUj Herald Leased Wire.)
| Trenton. N. J.. Jan. 30 ?Gov Edward
I. Edwards, inaugurated today, op
1 poeed outspokenly in his inaugural ad
dress the enforcement of Federal pro
hibition. thus serving official notice
that the promised fight against pro
hibition in New Jersey is on. He
called upon the legislature to nullify
| the constitutional amendment against
mild liquors.
A resolution was offered in the as
sembly by Asremblyman Barrett.
Democratic floor leader, legalising the
manufacture and sale in New Jersey
of beverages containing up to 4 per
cent of alcohol.
Ratification of the suffrage amend
ment was dealt a staggering blow by
assemblymen on both sides of the
House. With no dissenting voices
heard the assembly passed s resolution
asserting that hereafter all queattons
on constitutional amendments must be
submitted to a referendum before the
State lawmaker* will take action,
j The first official act of Gov. Ed
wsrds was to request Attorney Gen
eral McCran to confer with him
Thursday upon a plan to institute an
action in the Federal 3uprem? Court,
in the name of New Jersey, testing
the validity of the ratification of the
| prohibition amendment.
DENIED NEW TRIAL;
BULLET ENDS LIFE
I Augusta. Ga.. Jan. H?John M
Barnes. former postmaster and
United States deputy marshal at
Thomeoo, Ga.. who nearly a year
ago was sentenced to nineteen yean
at the State farm after being con
victed of killing his brother-in-law,
J. O. J. Lewis, committed suicide
I here today.
' Barnes haa been In a sanitarium
several months. In the custody of a
I sheriff, for treatment for nervous
disorders. Early today he went Into
a bathroom, stretched himself on
the floor and flred a bullet Into his
mouth.
At his trial Barnes pleaded self
defense. He was found guilty of
manslaughter. The case was ap
pealed flnallj to the Georgia Su
preme Court, which laat week denied
a new trial.
Pres. Poincare to Job
Cabinet, Says Pari* Paper
Paris. Jan. M. ? The newspaper
L'Rclalr (aid today It understood
President Polncaire would take the
portfolio of foreign minister In the
Itlllerand cabinet as soon as his
term aa president expires Febru
ary 1*.
Kor that reason, the newspaper
added. Mllierend temporarily aa
jsumed the duties of both prnaeiar
C. E. Hughes, Appearing for
Bar Association in Behalf
Defense, Turned Down.
WARNS OF REVOLUTION
4
Hillquit, Representing Sus
pended Members, Brands
Trial Unwarranted.
ACCUSED AS DISLOYAL
Littleton Asserts Legisla
tors-Elect Are Pledged
To Promote Violence.
I Albtny, N. T.. Jan. 3ft.?For ihe first
time la the history of lb* nation a
I political party was placed on trial to
day with the opening of the trial of
the Ova suspended Socialist asseraMy
men before the Judiciary committee of
the Assembly.
Verbal fireworks marked the first
clash of opposing counsel. Martin Lit
tleton for the State and Morris Hill
quit for the defense. and this was
preceded by a formal denunciation eg
the proceedings as unconstitutional
by Charles K. Hugbes. head of tbe
committee of the New Tork City Bar
Association. after his committee had
been refused permission to appear as
"friends of the Judiciary committee.-*
Have Ha Reftewatatlsa.
Hughes read a statement setting
forth the belief of the bar associa
tion committee that, inasmuch as
'five districts tave been left with
out representation through the sus
pension *f :he Socialist assembly
men. and that the auipenslon of tb'
fire men was unwarranted because
III. charges had been pYenented
aia nst them and no bearing was
accorded them, the live, members
should be restored to their seat*
and privileges pending tbe outcome
| of tbe charges presented at <lw
I bearing. Having fin .shed the read
I lag of the rtatemeat Hu?he?
etarimed bis paper; lato his brief
case and stalked rapidly from the
chamber, followed by his arsociat< s
oa tbe committee.
Hillquit. la a stirring address, de
clared the assembly proceedings
were -unwarranted under Constitu
tion or law." and warned his beat -
ers of impending unrest and poe
| slble revolution.
"Aa a party " be said, -we fear
nothing from these proceedings As
individual; we have but one solemn
warning to issue.
"The great war In Europe in
which this country also was la
I volved. has ripped up all established
social precedent, tora down sil
standards aad set unrest afoot in
the world.
"It devolves upon us here in
America to meet this new situation,
to rebuild a world that shall be liva
ble for humanity, la this recon
structloa we Socialists mean to con
tribute our due share or thought
aad care.
"We say to yoo. therefore, that the
arbitrary exclusion of members of
the Socialist party, duly elected at
the polls and entitled to a voire tn
the affairs of the State, waa the first
great titanic act of a violence that
will open the sluices of revolution.
"This we have endeavored to stem
by peaceful reeource to the ballot
Now we say to each and every one
of you. take care what you are do
ing"
1.1ftletea Charges Disloyalty.
Littleton, for the State, who rpoke
after Hillquit. In a remarkable flight
of oratory, charged the Socialist party
and the five socialist assemblymen on
trial with disloyalty aad aAliatioa
with forces of violence
"Tou have been admonished and
threatened." he said "I now charge
that these five men? Assemblymen
Louis Waldman. August Clatsaens.
Samuel A. Dewltt. Samuel Orr and
Charles Solomon?belonged to a duee
paying organisation which numbers
la Its membership minors and altena.
"I charge that when they teak their
oath of office and allegiance to the
state and to the nation, they had
I previously pledged themselves to de
the bidding of other and hiddea
agenciee.
"And 1 charge they took this obliga
tion In writing, which will be duly
proved before this axsembly
"Let me repeat that If a pcrso*
has given a pledge b. fore he
comes here, that he. with other*
not disclosed, will engage ">>'
[program of violence a*ain?t The
I State, his oath to uphold the con
I stltutlon of the State and nation,
while he la secretly plotting against
it. IJ the greatest crime tmagl
i n*bl<.
"It I* upon this charge that
these members of the Socially
| party are under investigation.**
A eraser. J edge and Jarj.
in this history-making political
I drama, the Republican party' is
placed In tbe anomalous posltla*
I of accuser. Judge and Jury, while
the Socialist party, thrbugh five
of its members. !? the defendant
at the bar.
I A goodly attendance of worn*
spectators In the gmjlarle* lent a
picturesque touch of color to tha
I scene. The assembly chamber, la
which the hearing is held. Is trans
formed Into a courtroom, with the
members of the Judiciary committee
la ? eetnicirvte, Inside a*
which were counsel for both sUsa.
Applause and ameklag were both tm
hiddea by Chairman Mama
The trial waa adjourwed at I o uioak
until V>:? a- rn tomorrow. Chair?
Martin served notioe

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