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(air. Detailed weather report on edi
torial page.
Appear Erery Sunday
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NO. 4834
Every Moton Made by. Their
t Counsel at Albany Quick
ly Overruled.
Littleton Says the Expelled
Members Pledged to
Establish Rule in U. S.
Albany. N. T.. Jan. a.?Traitor*,
envoys of an "alien and invisible
empire," "agents of Lenin? and
Trotaky." "masquerading under the
cloak of peaceful political action"
J were a few of the title* gi*en the
Ave Socialist members of the as
sembly thia afternoon before Judi
iciary Committee of the Assembb,
which will decide whether the So
cialists should be reinstated. To
day, the second day of the hearing,
fcjthe session lasted well into the
^ Martin W. Littleton, counsel for
the Judiciary committee, made a
patriotic spech which caused three
quarters of the TOD spectators in the
capital to leap up and cheer anl
cheer again.
Morris Hillquit. suave, ironical, re
plied to Littleton, paining the plau
dits of about r* Socialists sym
pathisers from New York, sprinkled
among the throng at the hearing.
Llttletoa Stirs AMfaktage.
Nevertheless, it was a day of decis
ive defeat for the five Socialist mem
bers. Kvery motion they made was
<i*.nied, although their fight was
stubborn bitterness itself.
Denial by Chairman artin of their
most important request brought the
hard-fought session to a clase. The
motion was for the judiciary commit
tee to submit a bill of particulars,
supplementary to the charges of dis
loyalty. and showing specifcally what
other charges would be brought
against the Socialist quintet.
Ilillquit said it looked as if the
hearing will last for weeks and that
it will be weeks again before the as
sembly reports on the findings of the
'judiciary committee.
_ "r. I lillquit in his speech yesterday
said that 'what is treason today is
the law tomorrow.'** quoted Mar
tin Littleton in the peroration of his
eloquent reply to the address of Sey
mour Stedman, one of the lawyers
under Hillquit. ??'Treason will be the
law.'' shouted Littleton. sweeping
back a gray lock of hair that had
tumbled over his eyes. "It will be the
law?if we let traitors write the law."
For a moment there was silence, and
then came a roar of approval rever
berating throughout the vast, cathe
dral-like assembly.
Five minutes later came more ap
plause?from the Socialist spectators
this time?when Hillquit declared that
the i.-heering of Littleton's asseition
meant everlasting disgrace to those
who had participated because it was
Testimony Will Benin Today.
John B. Stanchfleld told Mr. Martin
the eounsel for the Judiciary commit
tee will be ready to go on with the
evidence and will put several impor
tant witnesses on the stand tomorrow.
"Do you Socialists think the thir
*te?n members of the Judiciary Com
mittee have been packed'?" Hillquit
I was asked, at the close of the session.
Do you want me to say something
that will involve me in hot water?"
shot back the lawyer. "Our chances
of winning? Humph: Use your own
Hteuman opened Are for the Social
ists when the afternoon session began.
The substance of his speech was that
"No one with brains ever said thai
th? Socialists supported Kaiserism;
that the Socialists opposed war. but
they had the right to their convict ion*
in or out of Congress; that the first
ofFcer killed in the war was a leader
of a Socialistic branch in Illinois, and
that the moment we crush the view*
of those who disagree with us. we go
back to the thirteenth century, lift ?t
up bodily and plant it In the twen
tieth." %
Littleton Roaae* 9<?e?all?t?.
fjittleton's oration was an oral bomb.
He began smoothly enough, but gath
ered intensity until he reached that
part where he said traitors would
write the law?If the country let them.
August Claessens. chairman of the
Socialistic fives who had been lolling
. in his chair, chewing an unlighted
stogie, bit his cigar through in aston
ishment and then spat out the butt.
Charles Solomon, whose lean, keen
face had been grinning ever since Lit
tleton began talking of the "alien and
invisible empire served by the Social
ists." stopped grinning.
Samuel Orr and Louis Waldman.
who had been half asleep in their
chairs, sat bolt upright. Samuel A.
Dewitt. the fifth Socialist assembly
man. kept right on reading "The Call."
Littleton said, in part:
"These five men hsve given their
allegiance to an alien and invisible
Leaves Stage With Wealth
To Collect Church ReEcs
Paris. Jan. fcl.?La Belle Otero,
wlio#twenty years ago was at the
height of her fame ss the most
beautiful dancer in Europe, an
nounces that she has left the stage
never to return.
I Having be*n thrifty throughout
her stage career, she is able to re
tire on an income ef |! 9.000. She
? is devoting herself to the collection
of ecclesiastical antiques, being
already the possessor of an un
rivaled esP?*'? ' m and
duutuble* w
! Drouth Drives
Art to Block
In Baltimore
, j
Paintings Once Admired by
Bacchus' Votaries Sold at
, i
Baltimore. Jan. 21.-"Venus and
Cupid," with Venus reclining and
smiling thoughtfully, as though she
had heard before such things a?
| were being whispered In her ear by
j the rosy boy?god. sold for
1 "A Greek Girl." who might have be
? lieved in Venus In her time, or listened
for Pan s pipes a* she wandered leafy
summer paths went for 11.100. al
though in 18?. fresh from the brush of
Benedict 'Masson. she was worth $2,500.
"Led* and the Swan." 1-eda to all
appearances having hung her clothes.
Just as her mother told her to, on a
hickory limb before she went near the
water, brought $?0, twan included.
"A Flock of Sheep." In their natural
raiment and at that the most clothed
picture in the lot. was taken down
and away for 1275. ,
A "Paul Potter Bull." not being the
kind most in demand in Baltimore,
brought only $100.
The corkscrew, after much haggling
by the auctioneer, was knocked down
'for 50 cents, and glasses went for 5
cents apiece.
It was rather a sad event for art
in Atnerica was the sale of pictures
' and fixtures at Gus's Place, for many
j years prior to 1919 a celebrated rendev
I ous of the bibull.
House Committee Recom
mends Increases Only
For Enlisted Men.
No bonus or extra compensation in
| any form will be provided for officers
j in the navy if a bill reported out by
J the House Naval Affairs Committee
I yesterday is passed.
Under presaure from Republican
leaders the committee reversed its pre
vious action . and recommended pay
fnrreaaes only for the enlisted person
nel. When the bill was first agreed
upon bonuses as high an *840 for offi
cers up to and including the grade
of captain were included.
Members of the committee explained
their action on the ground that it was
necessary in order to get the bill
through the House.
The terms of the bill as they affect
the enlisted men are the same as
under the original agreement. A bonus
of $480 a year is provided for commis
sioned warrant officers and $240 for
warrant officers.
Xrw Rate* of Pay.
The new rates of pay for other en
ilisted men will be: Chief petty offi
cers with acting appointments, $99 a
month: chief petty officers with per
manent appointments and mates, $126;
petty officers, first class. $84; petty
officers, second class. $72; petty offi
cers. third class. $G0; seamen, first
claas. $54; second class. $18; third
class, $33.
Special increases are provided for
men doing special or more laborious
duty, such as musicians, firemen,
stewards, cooks, etc.
The pay of the men in the Coast
Guard is p'aced on a par with that
in the navy.
As a special inducement^ to former
service men to re-enter the naval ser
victe a four-months' bonus and all the
benefits of contiguous service is
granted to any former enliated man
or apprentice seaman who re-enlists.
The proposed act is retroactive to
[January 1 and would continue in cf
! feet until June 30, 1921.
The proposed increases, it is esti
mated. will cost from $15,000,000 to $18.
WO.OCO a year, or from $23,000,000 to
$27,000,000 for the IS months the act [
will be in effect.
Chairman Butler said he hoped to ]
be able to get the measure up for |
consideration in the Kouse before the
end of the week.
Would Not Betray Wife;
Policeman Gets "Fired"
Baltimore, Jan. 21.?The man who
stood between the devil and the
deep M>a had nothing on Patrolman
Charles O. Conner, of the Central (
district, who was on trial before !
the police board.
I The charges grew out of Conner !
I failing to assist the police depart
ment in apprehending his wife, who
left Baltimore following her indict
ment in 1918 for committing an il
legal operation. Sluice that iim? he
had been under suspension.
After deliberating for ovei an
hou.- the police commlss1ct?ers found
him guilty and dismissed him. |
Ckarfe Wholesale Drag Sales.
4 By Herald l.ra.rd Wire.)
Baltimore, Md., Jan. 21.?Traffic In
drugs here has grown big again. An
alleged wholesaler and other doil
ers were arrested today.
One of the prisoners had a bottle
of coca in* skillfully concealed in
feis sack tie.
Block Democratic? Censure
I Of Admiral for Publish
ing Instructions.
Commandant of Marines
' Declares Daniels Had Very
i Definite Award Policy.
-? > ?
The question as to whether or not
Secretary of the Navy Daniels did
admonish Admiral Sims when he was
?ending him to London not to per
mit the British to pull the wool
over his eyes and to "remember
that we would as soon fight the
British as the Germam" aroused a
spirited debate in the Senate yes
It was started by the Introduction
of a resolution by Senator Walsh,
of Montana, to censure Admiral
Sims for making public his letter to
Secretary Daniels in which this ver
sion of his parting Instructions from
the Navy Department were given.
Senator Walsh said that Admiral
Sims' action in making the confiden
tial communication public Justified
the serious consideration of the
Senator Lodge, the Republican
leader, blocked consideration of tha
resolution, however, by insisting
that it was "a most unheard-of
thing" to condemn Admiral Sims in
such fashion without a hearing.
When the resolution was intro
duced the adminifc/ration Senators
rallied to Its support in defense of
Rent Commission Requests
Aid of Bar Association
And Public.
Capt. Oyster Asks Tenants
To Hold Complaints Till
Quarters Open.
Co-operation of the Bar Association
j of the District in preparing standard
1 forms for eases and contracts was
asked last night by the District Rent
Commissioners in a letter from Guy
Mason to Leon Tobriner. president of
the Association.
Citing the clause in the act creating
the commission which orders that
standard forms be prescribed for the
use or occupancy of any rental prop
erty, hotel or apartment, the commis
sioners requested the Bar Association
to submit suggestions for a model
lease to conform with the law.
! The commission also appealed for
' the co-operation of owners, tenants,
j agents and attorneys for each, in or
der that ihe law inay be interpreted
fairly and Justly. The commission
will strive to obtain forms of con
tract. or lease, of the most simple
type,s It was pointed out.
Mr. Mason explained in his let^r
that if members of the Bar Associa
tion make any suggestions. It will not
I preclude them from contesting the
constitutionality of the Ball Act or
from differing with any ruling re
garding the provision of forms pre
sented by the commission.
Chairman James F. Oyster, of the
commission, issued a request last
night that complainants withhold
appeals for derisions until the com
mission obtains quarters and Is pre
pared to handle petitions.
The three commissioners ? Capt.
James F. Oyster. Guy Mason and A.
Leftwlch Sinclair ? were formally
sworn into office yesterday by Jus
tice Stafford, of the District Su
preme Court. Many friends of the
new commissioners were present at
the ceremony.
Chairman Oyster received a formal
notice of the receipt of his letter
asking for quarters in the building
at Fourteenth and B streets north
west for the home of the commis
sion. He expects to hear shbrtly
that the request will be approved.
Resemblance to Lincoln
Betrays New York Merchant
I By Hern Id Leased Wire.)
New York, Jan. 21.?His close re
semblance to Abraham Lincoln
served as the means of Identifying
Samocl H. Frankenstein, a merchant
living at the Hotel Commodore,
when he was served with papers In
an action for separation, by t^is
wife. Toarl Frankenstein.
-vArmed with the sumfnons and the
Lincoln description. Joseph B.
Schwartz, a process server, went to
the Commodore.
MI have called to sec Mr. Franken
stein." he faid to the clerk "He
looks like Abraham Lincoln."
"Oh, yes," answered the clerk, and
supplied the number of Franken
stein's room.
David J. Hill Warns America
Not to Accept Veiled Promises
Of "Reds" in Soviet Russia
J W amine against American ac
j ceptance of the friendly overturee
Of Soviet Russia was given by tpr
roer Ambassador David Jayne Hill
before the "ladlea' night" meeting
of the Bona of the American Revo
lution at Rauacher'a last night.
The most Insidious propaganda
is being circulated In our country
by Russians." said Dr. Hill, "and It
is our duty to light the foe wlttyn
M we did the foe without a short
time ago. The unrestricted rule of)
i a majority is not always a good
thing, offering as it does unlimited
opportunity for misrule. The French
! evolution and the recent Russian
j re??lutlon demonstrate this fact be
yond a cavil. We In America must
uphold firmly the Institutions of
justice upon which our government
is founded and not allow them to be
Lower House Resists Wo
man s Vote as "Danger
ous to State's Rights."
Jackson. Miss.. Jan. H.-Amld cheers
I *nd 'aughter and after only ten min
,utes of debate, the lower house of the
JlMslssippi legislature today rejected
;the Federal amendment providing
suffrage for women by a vole of 116
j to S.
| Throughout the brief deba!, ,her,
were continuous calls for the previous
question and a determination about
the members to shut off all discussion.
The question was brought up on a
concurrent resolution offered by Win
ter. of Grenada, providing that the
amendment "be rejected as an un
warranted. unnecessary and danger
ous interference with the rights re
served to the State* and the people
in both the State and Federal constl
j tutions."
| ^ Inter made a brief xpeech. declar
ing that while he regarded suffrage
I for women Inevitable, h- did not be
[ileve Mississippi should sanction this
j invasion of "State rights "
W. B. Lloyd, John Reed and
Three Women Among
Those Held.
Chicsgo. Jan. si. _ Thirty-eight I
organizers of the Communist Labor
j party. including William Bros
Lloyd, miner and avowed revolu-'
tionist. and John Reed, the writer !
were indicted by a special grand
Jury before Judge Crowe late todav |
With the exception of three women i
all were indicted on two counts!
charging conspiracy to advocate the '
overthrow of the government:
through violence and advocating
the disruption of the government,
j Margaret Prevy. delegate to thej
national Convention of the party, j
from Cleveland, and Clara Rofsky 1
and Helen Juddg. heads of local
chapters, were indicted on the lat-i
ter count only. Their bail was fixed
at 15.000. while bonds of the rest
were set at $10,000 each.
The bills were drawn under the'
State sedition law. which was ensct- i
ed last 8unvner.
Arraignment of the Communist
leaders wll take place next Mun- I
day at 2 p. m.
The conspiracy, according to the
indictment, was entered Into In Chi- '
| cago on September ?. the time of1
i the convention here.
j Their prows re?enforced wit|> cement
| to breaw the ice. boats of the Norfolk '
S "nd Washington Steamboat Company j
i aie the only craft plying on Ihe"
j Potomac able to navigate, reports t'rutn '
I all points stating that the-river is
heavily frozen down to Its mouth,
j Virtually all small craft have *>oen
l forord from the river by the dangeroi .<
i accumulation of Ice. Reports from far
I down on Chesapeake Bay are 'hat the
j !ce fle,ds have frozen solid as far <1 iwn 1
| "" shkrP'? Island, fifty-one .idles 'rem I
I Many of the Baltimoie ships ai;u'
pract,rally all of those here are un- ?'
equii ped to ploy through heavy ice.
The Norfolk and W&shingtoif :
, boat Company reported last nisfct that
conditions ai-e much tetter -han Inst!
week, when the 3teamcrs we:-e forced '
to move at slow speed. Vester-day j
morning the Xorfolk steamer arrived (
on time.
Yesterday's rain considerably melted 1
the Ice. Ftlvcrmen say a high wind1
today will cause a breaka*-' of thn Ice :
and reopen it to general traffic.
55 SakMirt* Plead Gaflty.
Chicago. Jan. 21?Flfty-five salo.jn
keepers today pleaded guilty before
1. 8. District Judge Carpenter to
violation of the war time prohibition
acL Sentence was deferred in all
?wept away in the flerce current of
Several hundred member* of the
,society were present at the meeting,
and dancing and a buffet supper were
In order after Dr. Hill's address,
which was the only one of the even
ing. Among the guests were Mrs.
Oeorge Shack" r Guernsey, President
General of the Daughter, of the
American Revolution: Genera George
Richards. President of the District
i branch of the Sons of the Revolution;
Dr. J. G. B. Bulloch. Presldent-Gen
eral of the Order of Lafayette, and
Judge Relsnyder of the executive
committee of the Sons of the Revolu
Award llron.e Medals.
| The reception commitee included
? Merritt L Dawkins. chairman; Claude
IN. Bennett. Dr. Thomas J. W. Brown,
[CoL Frederick C. Bryan. J. C. K.
! Campbell. Eugene C. Copenhaver.
Frederick Neal Carr. John Paul Earn
east. Capt. Albert J. *i?re. Charles H.
Jonas, Ben F. Larcombe. Jr., Dr.
Herbert MacNamee. Frank Edward
: Mack. William A. Miller. Fred D.
Owen. Charles O. Park.-. Henry W.
Samson. Sidney F. Smith. Eugene E.
Stevens. Dr. Andrew Stewart. Robert
C. Tracy. Capt. Richard J. Van Deu
sen, William E. Vaughan. Jr. Law
rence Washington and Thomas A.
A JoJint meeting of the Sons of the
American Revolution. Daughters of
the American Revoution and the Sons
of the Revoution wll take place today
and it is expected that award will
be made of the hundred bronze med
als which have teen eordered for
'members of the society and their sons
Interborough Doles Out
$65,000,000, or 187 1-2
Per Cent in 16 Years.
I- 1
<lly Herald l.raird Wire)
New York. Jan. 21. _ Testimony
that the Interborough Company had
paid U?>; per <-enC or l?5.??0.00t?, In
dividends in the pact sixteen years
and that fat dividends had continued
even up to the end of 1919. when 5
per cent was paid despite a deficit,
featured the board of estimate in
quiry today Into expenditures the
traction situation and the need or
a higher fare.
In 1915. it was testified bv com.
pany officials, the Interborough paid
as high as so per cent In dividends
and^ had a.surplus of I20.000.000. In
1917 its net Income, figures showed,
reached IS.g?5.JSg.62. In 1918 thi,
net income dropped to J4.S62.758.92.
but that very year a dividend of
17S per cent, or JS.125.000. was paid
jthis Aim being* paid out of a sur
plus fund from other years. in 1119
no profit was shown, but a dividend
[Of tl.MO.MO. or 5 per cent, was paid.
The United States would find itself
in a very embarrassing position be
fore Holland. If the treaty were rall
ied. and it proceeded to join ,he al
lies in a demand for the extradition
O ft he kaiser and fo, his trial ,or
even a political offense.
This situation arises out of the fact
?hat the United States. I(s- made,
a treaty with Holland on the ques
tion of extradition. This treaty, after
specifying extraditable offences, auch
H? burglary and other statutory
crimes, contain the following
The provisions of this convention
shall not apply to any crime or of
fice of a political character hot to
acts connected with such ffence*; and
iif person surrendered under the
provisions thereof shall in any case
l>? tried or punished for a crime or
effence of a political character, nor
for any act con nee led therewith com
mitted previously to his extradition."
The attitude of this government, as
developed at ^aris before the peace
conference, was that the United States
opposed the trial of the kaiser crim
inally. but did not oppose his trial
for a "political offense."
"Hero" Title Irks Man
Decorated by All Allies
Baltimore. Jan. 21,-Sergt. Alvln P.
York doesn't put much stock in the
title won at the front as "the hero
of heroes." neither Is he the least bit
puffed up with pride becaise he has
received regulation decorations for
bravery from all of the Allied natioA,
and a few special marks of distinction
"I don't know .how this "hero of
heroes' business came about." he said
at his apartment In the Emerson to
day. "All I did was my duty. Just the
Name as the others did. The way
I look at it, all of the boys in khak!
were heroes."
Dr. Robert Kearns Dies.
Mlddletown, N. Y.. Jan. 21. Dr.
Robert Kearn*. noted spMifalift.
died here today after two weeks ill.
from pneumonia.
Republicans Sitting Tight
For Lodge and Lenroot
Reservations. j
SomeV Senators Are Getting
Impatient at Conference
Hopes entertained by Democratic
Senators that they would be able to
~et Republican leaders to accept a
compromise reservation on Article 10
of the league of nations covenant
| were dispelled at yesterday s session
I of the bi-partisan conference in the
office of Senator Lodge.
When the Senators emerged from
the conference they declared that the
possibility of agreement was further
away than ever. Every suggestion
made by Senators Hitchcock, Sim
mons and Walsh, of Montana, for
changes in the l-*dge reservation
J were incontinently Rejected by Sena
tor l>odge and h?? associates.
Senator Hitchcock aaid "The fur be
gan to fly" when the conference de
11 ided to take up for discussion the
lx>d^e reservation on Article 10.
*lt i? still flying." he added. "We
have not agreed to anything on this
I particular reservation."
I A Mother MlrklBB Place
The conferees are also deadlocked
on the Eenroot reservation, which
absolves the United States from giv.
iing heed to any adverse decision by
the league assembly on which' any
nation is permitted to cast more
than' one vote.
Senator Lenroot is one of the par
ticipants in the conference, and has
refused to budge an inch from his
insistence on this reservation. Sen
ator Lodge and the other Republic*
aijs support him in this stand.
Senator Walsh, of Montana, has
Itaken the lead in the fight to have
the Lenroot reservation changed.
The argument submited by him to
|the Senators in the conference is
{similar to that offered by the Brit
ish Embassy, namely, that It would
I offend some of Britain's self-gov
'erning dominions and colonies if the
IUnited States were to object to the
[formula of the treaty, .which gives
Ithe British empire six votes and the
j United States but one.
Staad Pat far KeaervaUo*.
i Notwithstanding the vehemence with
| which this argument has been ad-,
| vanced by Senator Walsh, however. ,
the other Senators in the conference
have refused to respond to the de
! mand to strike the lenroot rescrva- j
j tion out. It seems unlikely that the!
j Republican majority will make any ,
. < oncession of this particular reserva
Some of the "mild reservationists"
got together today and decided to hold
a meeting tomorrow with Senators!
lenroot and Kellogg, both participants
in the bipartisan gathering, for the
purpose of Tlndlng out just what the
bipartisan conference is accomplish
ing. Senator Colt, one of the leaders
in the "mild reservation" group, an
' nounced that some of the Senators
! acting with him are beginning to show
' signs of impatience over the lack of
i action, and would like to know what
j the conference Is really up to.
Newark. N. J.. Jan. 21.?People
'who believe ratification of the
'peace treaty by the United States
t will " go a long way" toward cur
? ing the existing state of interna
tional exchange are "hat boring a
1 delusion.** Otto H. Kahn declared In
I v
en address here today.
Speaking before the Association
! of Credit Men. Kahn advocated the
j following reforms^
Elimination of the excess profits
' tax.
A 1 per cent tax on puichases of
ove'* $2.
Tax exemption for incomes up to
$4,000 and reduction of the surtax
on incomes ahove that amount.
A t*\x on check".
Kahn said he hoped ' with leason
able awurtni'f" for repeal or modi
j flcalion of the excess profits and
! Income 4axes in the near future.
i Jane Addams Denies Girl
In Atlanta Is Heiress
j ' Chicane. Jan. 21 ?A girl taken
' into custody in Atlanta. Ga.. nias
'? qucrading In boy * clothe*, and who
j wan bell?ved to be Jeanne l>e Kay.
the missing heiress, was declared
an importer at Hull House tonight.
A telegraphic description of the
! Atlanta girl did not fill *be de
scription of Miss He Kay. It *a?
faid. however, further Inve. ligation
would be made.
Mis* Jane'Xddam*. of Hull Hou*e,
told the authorities tonight she was
positive the Atlanta woman was not
her missing protegee. She ?aid.
however, the case would be fully
'investigated. She also raid the
search for the lo*t heirese would be
continued indefinitely. ?
Expect Holland to Keep Ex-Kaiser.
I Pari*. Jan. 21.?All indications still
I point to a refusal on Holland", part
I to extradi'e Wllhelm Hohenaollern.
Receipts of a Dutch note to that ef
fect would t'c followed, it la under
stood here, by a renewal of the de
mand by the "bis: three" thou*!,
i couched in more ?e*ere tenor. ^
"Soul Puppets"
Latest Fad in
Naughty Paris
t ; *
Paris, Jan. Jl.?The "soul pup
pet' la tie first fashionable fad of
the new year to appear In Paris
French society women* have
thrown over their canine favorites
and are appearing at faahlonable
functions accompanied by exquis
itely dressed tolls. which they
have dubbed th?ir "soul puppets."
affvtlnc to achieve. In the lifelike
toys, characterisations in mints -
ture of their own emotional na
Kmart dressmaking establish
ments are now called on to manu
facture doll portraits for their
customers and to provide the
"soul puppets" with replicas of
their mistresses' wardrobes.
"Soul puppets" most in vorue
are about II Inches high.
Secy. Wilson to Determine
Status of Communists
In 48 Hours.
Secretary of Labor Wilson an
nounced yesterday that he would de
cide within the next forty-eight hours
whether the Communist Party is a
j bona fide political organisation. If he
so decides. his action will prevent the
| deportation of approximately 3,000 al
' iens arrestod by agents of the Depart
ment of Justice on the ground that
i they are members of a party which
advocates the violent overthrow of
I the <Government of the United States.
All day yesterday Secretary Wilson
! listened to arguments both for and
against the Communist Party. It was
a spirited hearing with flashes of an
ger from both the representatives of
the Government and the battery of
lawyers who pleaded the cause of the
The latter were represented by
Isaac E. Ferguson, of Chicago, who
is acting secretary of the party, its
general counsel and editor of its chief
organ. The Communu?t; B C. Bach
rach. of Chicago, counsel for the al
ien member* of the party now under
arrest in that city; Swinburne Kale,
counsel of the Communist Party of
New York City, and Morns Katxeff.
of Boston, counsel for 9?u members of
the party now under arrest through
out New England.
The Department of Justice was of
ficially represented by Attorney J. E.
Hoover, who declared the literature,
periodicals and manifestoes of the
Communist party, seixed in raids by
agents of the government, show that
it advocates the use of force and
violence. He sought to establish a re
lationship between the party and the
Soviet government in Russia and the
third international program adopted
in Moscow, which provides for a
world-wide dictatorship by the prole
tariat. Counsel for the Communists
rejoined that official literature was
much misunderstood.
Mr. Ferguson asserted that the
party is not antagonistic to the
I'nited States government, but merely
advocates the maintenance by force
of the Soviet government in Russia.
This statement aroused Commissioner
of Immigration Caminetti. He asked:
"Then why, if you favor peareful
methods, do you use in your plat
form and manifestoes such words
at* 'conquest.' 'destruction' and 'an
nihilation' as applied to existing in
Ferguson replied: 'Those words
should be understood as applying
only to the efforts to overthrow a
proletarian government after it has
been established."
Most of the Communists now in
custody are Russian citizens, and
will be deported to that country if
Secretary Wilson decides in favor
of the i >epart ment of Justice.
Cincinnati. Jan. 21. ?? Mrs. Lily
Fleischinann was granted a divorce
here today trom Julius Fleischinann.
New York millionaire and former
mayor of Cincinnati. He did not con
test the suit.
The hearing lasted less than a half
hour. Mrs.~ Fleischmann will receive
$25,000 a year from Fleist hmann and
their summer home at Eastern Point.
In addition, in dividing his fortune.
Fleischmann agreed to give his two
children their portion of his estate,
and besides alimony has settled upon
Mrs. Fleischmann a large sum said
to be between SUtDMOO and tMMMW
The name of the woman, who It Is
said Fleischmann may wed. was given
by Mrs. Fleischmann as "Mrl. Hem
enway." and she gave as her au
thority George B. Lester. Fleisch
mann'e personal attorney in New
Proposes to Fine Police
Who Uphold Liquor Laws
Annapolis, Md.. Jan. 21.?A bill pro
dding a penalty of a year's imprison
ment or a fine of for any polke
who attempts to make any arrest or
man. sheriff or other State official
do anything to help the enforeement
of the Volstead amendment was In
troduced In the House, of ltelegate.*
, this mornins by Delegate Collins, of
Talbot County.
| No action was reported on the bill.
Naming of Harreld of Okla
homa for Military Com
mittee Starts Fight.
Choice Declared Victory for
Opponents of Universal
Military Training.
Open warfare broke out amonf the
Republican* in the Houie yesterday
when the Committee on Committers
selected Representative John
Harreld, of Oklahoma, to fill tht
vacancy on the Military Affairs <
I .
i mittee.
I The charge was frequently mad*
that Harreld'* selection was a pla'a
j effort to "pack" the committee
against universal military training
He is an avowed opponent both of
this policy and of a big standing
Representative Mondell, of "Wyo
ming. Republican floor leader and
chairman of the Committee on Com*
' mittees. was said to have engineered
jthe action of the committee. Rep
resentatives Mann, of llllnos, and
, Anthony, of Kansas, backed up Hon*
dell with strong speeches In favor
of Harreld. Representative Morgan,
iof Oklahoma, who nominated his
colleague, also msde a fervent ap
peal for his selection.
AH four of the Oklahoman's backers
are opposed to universal military
training. Three of them?Mondell. An- *
thony and Morgan?voted against the
selective service act during the wnr.
His V??e Decisive.
The significance of Harreld*s act so
tion for the Military Affairs Commit
tee lies in the fact that the committee
now Is deadlocked. 10 to 10, on the
question of including a provision for
| universal military training in the army
{reorganization bill, and his vote will
| be the deciding factor against It.
But there are two other grounds for
,the bitter opposition to the action of
I the Committee on Committees:
1. The vacancy was caused by the
"esignation of former Representative
l^a Guardia. of New York, who fol
lowed various oLhej yew Vnrker* or
the committee. By all rights the place
should have gone to a member from
1 that <*tate. the Republicans in the New
jYork delegation declare.
t Instead, however. Representative
Crowther. of New York, who was
put forward by his State delegation,
mas denied the place. The "big
army- faction also had agreed on
i Harreld mas one of the six mem
bers of the House m ho voted against
the exclusion of Victor Berger
when the Milwaukee Socialist re
cently mas denied a seat for the
' second time.
Ballots Destroyed.
The ballots by which Harreld waa
selected were destroyed immediately
.after the result m-as announced, ac
cording to Representative Green, of
lt?m a. who acted as a teller, and.
therefore, ther^ was no way of as
certaining definitely the line-up of
States. The Committee on Commit
tees is composed of one member
jfrom each State having a Republi
I can Representative in the House
i and he casts a number of votes
'equal to the number of Republican
| members from his State. '
It mas learned officially, however.
J that the result of the voting was
.Harreld. 121; Crowther. 71; Newton.
1 of. Missouri. 9.
The New York delegation went on
I the warpath as soon as the com
mittee's action became known
J Members from other Ststes quickly
'joined tanks with them and bet ore
night a report gained circulation
that a reconsideration would b? or
It mas stated by a membe
up in the G. O. P. council* ' ? .
res? ntative Griest. of ?
mho cast the tm-< -*"*
his State for " ?w ? >?
to Crowther ' m
vote for Hai
that for Crov ?
\ew lei ? ritea
j If a recons'.do on Is not ordered
members of the New York delega
(tion threaten to force a caucus.
??We won't stand for it/* sai?l
Representative Snell. of Nem* York.
The Nem York members are also
threatening to go so far as to at
tempt to prevent consideration of
Important legislation by blocking
special rules.
Wh?-n asked if there would be a
reconsideration. Mr. Mondell said
"I hadn't thought of it."
He admitted, however, that he
"didn't know" when the House
fwould be asked to confirm the ac
tion of the Committee on Commit
'tees. It is customary for an imme
idiste report to the House when onf
! pide or the other ^fleets s membet
for a committee place.
Other members of the Committee
on Commit tees asserted that the>
?had no Idea" the selection of Har
reld would provoke such an uproar
and that if they had suspected anj
such result they would have acted
This contention was vigorously
denied by the other side, who said
it mas a plain case of playing "pea
nut poll t lea"
i In the fsce of the storm. Harrew
' announced that he was undecided a>
(to mhether or not he would accopi
the assignment even though con
j Armed by the House
Robber Dies, Police Shot
In St. Louis Bank Fighl
Onr bandit waa killed and Patrol
! m.n Harry Shea ??* *?r?<" '*
1 J J*.J i<xla. t? * re* J ? .a' ' aft*'
I a fx ht*hw?ymen held 4 ''
Tower Bank her*. **

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