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Pair today and probably tomorrow,
not much chance in temperature. De
tailed weather report on editorial paga.
Appsi*r? ?rery day oc tbe
HE.Young, Johns Hopkins
Specialist, Gives Com
plete History of Illness.
Weather Only Reason Why
Nation's Executive Does
Not Appear in Public.
For the rirst time since Presl
deat Wilson was stricken with the
illness which has kept him prac
tically a prisoner in the AVhite
House ror more than four month?,
one o? the attendine physicians
has Riven a complete diagnosis of
the President's ailment?.
The account, which appears in
the form of an interview with
l>r. Hugh H. Youne. of John?
Hopkins University, is contained
in a copyrighted dispatch to the
Haltimore Sun yesterday. Dr. Youne
m one of the specialists who was
? ailed in attendance on the case
by Rear Admiral Cary T. Gray
?oa. the President'? personal phy
Ha?) Cerebral Three?heels.
Confirming absolutely the unoffi
etal reports or the President's con
dition at tbe time he was taken
ill. Dr. Youne ?ays he was ?uffcr
ins then from cerebral thrombosis
?or a blood clot on the brain. He
also reveals that at one time the
consultine physicians decided it
would be necessary to operate
upon the President, but that a
happy change in his physical con
dition made this step unnecessary.
Or, Young declares that the Pres
ident today is much improved, and
that the only reason for his non
appearance in public is the present
bad weather. The anxiety expressed
over the President'? condition has
been entirely natural, the physt
? tan says, and continues:
"If you think it would quiet un*
? a?incas which is without founda
tion and allay alarm, which is
without justification. 1 ?hall glad
ly lay all the fact? as to the dis
tinguished patient's condition be
fore the public, through the Sun.
>.11.1.a fe t eareal.
"From the very beginning the
medicai mm assonatevi with the
case have never had anything
to conceal. When I first ?aw the
President in October, a crisis had
ari?en of such gravity, owing to
the development of prostatic ob
?truction. that an emergency iip?-r
ation to relieve this situation* was
contemplated, but by a fortuitous
and wholly unexpected change in
the President's condition, the ob
struction began to disappear.
'The improvement in this respect,
which has been steady, is now com
plete. It may have seemed ?low to
he outside world, but to those .of
us who have watched the improving
conditions day by day and week by
week, it seemed little short of mar
velous. The President was organically
sou ml when I saw him first, and 1
found him not only organically sound
when I visited him last week, but
further, all the organs were function- j
ing in a perfectly normal, healthy
Are? arm* Leg 1 ?e Improve?.
"Pari pesau. the President's general
condition and specifically, the slight
impairment of his lert arm and leg
have improved more ?lowly. It is
true, but surely, steadily. There have
hern no ?etbacks. no backward steps
and rumor? to this effect are rubbish.
"As you know, in October lost, we
?liagnosed the President's illness as
. erebrsl thrombosis, which affected
his left arm and leg. but at no time
was his brain power or the extreme
vigor and lucidity of his mental pro
cesses in the slightest degree abated.
Thi? condition has from the very
rirst .hewn a steady, uri avering ten
dency toward resolution and complete
absorption. The increasing utility of
the left arm and les. greatly Im
paired at first, have closely followed
on thi? Improvement. The President
walks sturdily now. without assis
tance and without fatigue. And he
use? the still slightly Impaired arm
more and more every day.
Meatal ? Iger throws.
"As t-? his nu nial vigor, it is
simply prodigious. Indeed. I think in
many ways the President Is in better
shape than before the illness came.
He Is certsinly greatly refreshed and
strengthened by the uses to which he
has put what would have been for *o
many men merely the tedious long
drawn-out week? of convalescence.
Then, again, it must be borne In mind
that ss a result of the care that has
been bestowed upon him by his Im
?.di.re rind by his offici?t family he
has been relieved for many weeks
..? ... buiuv-n of routine that he
New York, Feb. 10.?Deserted by
her husband, ill and penniless. Mr?.
Anna Kaiman. 31. has offered her
nine-day-old son. Morris, for sale
for *1.0*0 on condition that the
purchaaer Is of Jewish blood and
guarantees to bring the boy up in
the Jewish faith.
Mrs. Kaiman says her husband.
Harry, who is a clock and watch
repairer, left home about seven
months ago and has not been heard
from ?ince. She has been living
with different families at her
present address ?ince then. She
says If she can only get 11,000 for
the child she can pay her debts
and make a new start in life. She
haa been supporting herself by
working In a sweat shop.
Sir Oliver Lodge
Says Loved Ones
Gone Still Exist
"From my own experience may I
civp a word of comfort to ttte be
reaved? I know that loved one*
who have Bone before still exist.
They are ever near us. wishinc to
comfort and sustain, tellina us not
to mourn, and hoping that we will
not fortret them because of our In
ability to se? them with our sen
sual vision. Happily this veil la
Bettina thinner. Persons with a
faculty of penetratine: it are more
numerous, and through them w?
may communicate. But even now
we are helped more than wa know
by grades of personalities higher
than we. who have in their super
worldly state begun an ascent
which Is endless toward Deity it
self."?Sir Oliver Lodge.
Refusal to Support Senator
Cost Him Desired Post,
Witness Says.
tirand Rapids. Mich., Feb. 14.?
Refusal to support Senator Newber
ry was fatal to his own political
aspiration?. Herbert J. Rushton. of
Kscanaba. Mich., told the jury in
the Newberry trial today.
"I was urged to run for State
Senator from my district by Roger
Andrews of Menominee." he said.
"Finally I acceded to his request
and announced my candidacy.
"Then Andrews came to see me.
" ? will lay my cards on the
table.' he ?aid. 'You must support
"I told hint it was impossible, as
I had promised t.. support Osborne.
Andrews told me If I didn't I
wouldn't have the support ?.f hi?
He testified withdrawal of thi?
support defeated him.
tieorge R Murray, of Muskegon.
secretary of the Railway Men's Re
lief Association, said ha* received
?300 from the Newbarry committee
for "personal expenses" and $48?
additional for advertising Newber
ry'? candidacy in the railway or
2i die AsiwmsiT
Ha.-i?*ax. F1?**?. Ml?Twenty-one m?n
per?shcd whfn the Britiah steamship
Bradboyne. formerly the War Panther,
.??ank off Newfoundland. according to
wireless advices received at the Ma
rine and Fisheries Bureau here to
A lifeboat from the stea-mship Ox
onian, attempting to rescue the crew
of the Bradboyne. WM swamped,
with the loss of the second officer *-nd
five members of the crew. Fifteen
men perished when the Bradboyne
went down. .
Capt. G. ?. Reese and Second Of?l
cer Bellas, of the Bradboyne, were
picked up by the steamship Mon
mouth. The Oxonian aent word by
wireless that she was returning with
twenty-six members of the Brad
boyne's crew.
Gas and Water Flow
As Explosion's Result
An explosion in a conduit of the
Potomac Electric Power Company,
near 11*00 Wisconsin avenue last night,
tore several large holes in adjacent
a ts and water mains, liberating a
quantity of gas and water before the
flow could be turned off.
The force of the explosion blew oft*
a manhole cover in front of 16J9 Wis
consin avenue and part of the ?tieet
wa? torn up. The exploaion early in
the evening shut oft the supply of
gas and water, and many residents
were fqreed to dine In the dark or by
candle light. The cause is unknown.
Costs Shoe Salesman
$25 to Ki? Customer
New York. Feb. 10.?A young man
fitting ?hoes on good looking young
women "is liable to do anything"
according to the admission in court
of s clerk who was arrested for
kissing a customer.
The complainant wa? Mr?. Robert
Assman. 22. wife of a policeman.
After the osculatory larceny she
hunted up her husband and had him
arrest Abraham Helfand. 21. The
latter paid a (25 Une.
-? *
Sir Oliver Lodge Tells DC.
Audience "We Are At
tached to Ourselves."
Veil Between World of De
parted Ones Getting
Thinner, He Claims.
"For better ar, worse we are at
taehed to ourselves through all eter
nity. Some people are alarmed at thi?
thought They would like to have the
soul and the personality cease with
death. They are tired of. existence.
But they must struggle on in other
states than this. Why, I do not know,
save that the struggle for existence in
higher forms here has proved good
for humanity, and presumably It also
will In the stsges beyond."
This was one of the keynote uttee
ances of Sir Oliver Lodge, the emi
nent British physicist, author, and
member of the Society of Psychical
Research, as he addressed ?".?JO? per
sons in Poll's Theater yesterday aft
ernoon. He had before him a typical
audience of men and women, fairly
equally divided as to the sexe? and
many of them at the ?tage of life
where thoughts of death are natural.
Mixed Aadleaee
There was the group of persons of
the leisure class, who pride themselves
on seeing all "celebrities" that come
to town. The personality of the man
more than the message interests them.
There was the group of war workers
and naval and military men of all
ranks for whom the war has brought
a new interest In both life and death.
I There mere the adherents of all the
local chapters of the many esoteric
and transcendental cults whose creeds
are other-worldly. There were many
women, garbed In mourning, intensely
keen to hear what a scientist has to i
give in the way of assurance and
comfort. Clergymen. Roman Catholic, j
Protestant and Jewish came to note :
the measure of the man's orthodoxy ori
heterodoxy and his possible influence,
as an ally or as a destructive critic in
days when the laity are going after
unconventional answerers of old rid
dles. Cabinet officers and heads of
government oVrmrtr.ierifs were In evi
dence, and the city-.? many .?dentists.
men eminent a? physicists, astrono
mers and chemists paid their profes
sional associale Ihe compliment of
listening to his argument sympatheti
cally if not always approvingly.
> DlaTereaee ?t Views.
Sir Oliver spent tlio major part or
the first hair of his lecture in build
ing up the thesis that reality lies
in the unseen, unheard and unfelt:
that if marl's surest knowledge
came from his senses he would be
without that which makes him dif
ferent from animals and that gives
him personality, character and a
perdurine character as a r-reated be
This thesis of the un reality of what
seems to be true he illustrated by
the difference of the view of the
modern man from that of the me
dieval man with respect to the glob
I ular form of the earth, its motion
? through space, and its relation to
! the solar and stellar systems. It
was In this section of his talk that
| he showed most clearly his mastery
of the facts of science and his abil
ity to state them laconically, logical
ly, and withal charmingly. As an
expositor of scientific knowledge he
has the lucidity of Huxley, if not his
Matertal I? Immaterial.
Later, by his reference to poetry,
philosophy and religion, he dis
closed the other interesting side of
his personality, like unto that of
William Osier. But as a scientist,
lie at first attempted to show that
what seems to be the truth about
nature is not the truth, and t'iat the
real is not the material, but the
Coming more closely to his adver
tised theme, "The Reality of the
! Unseen." as it has to do with the
? problem of immortality. Sir Oliver
1 admitted that the universe seemed
] to be a riddle, utterly inexplicable,
j if only the wonders and Immensi
< ties of the solar and stellar systems
lare dwelt upon, and if the human
struggle is interpreted in their
terms. But here faith, love, and hope
intrude and insist upon being reck
oned with. We cannot dogmatic-ill?'
rule them out. We have come
througth use of them to have ideals
and spirtual convictions which w-e
apply to the work of man's design
In music, art. and the higher ranees
of literature.
That which we apply to huir?an
creations we certainly have a right
Virginia House Votes to Keep
Dry Agents Two Years Longer
Richmond. Feb. 10. ? The Virginia j
house of delegate? tonight voted In
favor of permitting the State prohib?
tion department to continue existence ;
until September 1. 1*22. The roll call'
was 91 to'".
Although the bill provided for the
abolishment of the department after,
that date. It waa realised by members
of the house tonight that the next
?ession. convening early Jn 1*22, may
repeal tbe act or amend It. ?*
A bill, presented by Delegate Dean*,
setting September 1. lazi, a* the date
for the act to go Into effect, wa* de
feated 4? to 3?. The ballot then was
taken on the bill which carri*? over I
the department ?to tat? following jraar. |
A heated fight against the depart
ment has been waged in both houses.
Governor Davis at the opening of the
legislature recommended no appropria
tion for the service. It hss been con
tended that Federal and city authori
ties can enforce prohibition without
the aid of the State service.
A protest also was entered against
alleged extravagance on the part of
department officials. Commissioner
Peters yesterdsy submitted '9 the sen
ate an audited account of expenditures.
He spent ?3.500. he said, to defend W.
C. Hall. SUte prohibition agent, who
recently was on trial in Menasses on |
a charge of murder. Hall was ac
quitted. I
Former Crown Prince's **
Offer Will Be Refused,
Diplomats Here Predict
By JOHN lit: viti tv
Allied diplomacy Is not likely to
avail itself of the former German
crown prince's offer of "personal ex
piation." This is the belief commonly
expressed In diplomatic circles here
The ex-heir to the German throne
cabled an appeal to President Wilson
and the heads of the allied nation?.
In it. he asked to be tried for Ger
many's alleged war guilt in place of
the severul hundred Germans de
manded by the allies.
Wilhelm Jr. warned that Germany's
"hatred and revenge would be made
eternal," ahould the allied demand be
enforced. No German government will
ever carry out the "demanded sur
render," he prophesied.
Will Strragtaea Resistance.
The action will make for the cre
ation of fresh embarrassment? for the
allies in Germsny. The national
spirit will be fanned Into hotter
flame and resistance to the allied
proposal Intensified.
Although its spirit is bound to tie
resented, the communication un
doubtedly will cause thought in
allied officialdom. However, before
the former crown prince's move,
there were Indications that the al
lied list of accused Germans would
be greatly modified.
The three Scandinavian countries
and Holland are diplomatically offer
ing a neutral solution of the problem.
They have given notice of a confer
ence at The Hague on February Ili
San Antonio. Texas. Feb. 10.?
l.leuts. Harry Brokaw and Harry l>.
Smith, army flier? at Kelly Field,
were killed late today when their
plane? collided ?.000 feet In the
air. The plane?, one a German
Fokker. and the other a British
pursuit machine, were completely
Brokaw wa? an instructor. His
home Is In Bsrberton. Smith, who
saw- overseas service, lived In San
A certain pair of diamond cuff link?
is worth tl.ooo to Roger Marchetti.
He filed it damage suit for Vital
amount against the Lafayette Hotel
Compsnv ? the District Supreme
Court. He alleges he left the links
in a shirt In his room at the La
fayette Hotel.
When he look the shirt from ih
closet Ihe links were gone, he ?ays.
The plaintiff is represented by Attor
neys Hoehling. Poole. Ogilby. Offutt
*.- Unlay.
Orange, N. J., to Celebrate
Edison's 73rd Birthday
Orange. V J., Feb. 1??Mayor
j I/ord, of Orange. i?ued a proclama?
| tion asking the people of Orange to
! decorate their homes and business
? placea tomorrow In honor of the
seventy-third birthday of Thomas
: Edison.
The Kdison pioneers, an organi
zation of men associated with the
inventor prior to 1SS5, will attend
a luncheon in his honor at the Kdl
I son plant tomorrow. The Thomas
I A. Kdison Association will entertain
I Kdison. his wife, and their son
Princess Anne Believed
Total Loss by Shippers
(By Hern Id I cm?.?*,I Wire.?
New York, Feb. 10.?Shipping of
iflcials are convinced that the Old
Dominion liner Princess Anne is a
Stotal loes and that it will be im
possible to save anything of real
lvalue from the battered vesael
?that has been smashed in two on
' Rockaway Bar.
A strong southwest wind was
| blowing today and the water
| around the wreck was rough. The
hieach In the ship, caused by the
shifting sind. Is believed to have
; widened.
Seattle Shipyard Probe
Brings Warrants for Nine
Seattle, Wash.. Feb. 10.?War
rants for the arrest of nine men
prominent In Northwestern .ship
building circles were issued follow
ing their indictment by the Federal
grand retry for alleged shipbuilding
Those indicted include W. A. Ma- |
gee. who succeeded Capt. John F.
Blaine as northwest district mana
ger for the Emergency Fleet Corpo
ration. Blaine also has been in
dicted. I
Spitzenberg Gee* to Norway.
Paris, Feb. ??The treaty award
ing Spltsenberg to Norway was
signed In the clock room of the ;
French foreign office yesterday. 5
Hugh Wallace. American Ambas
sador, signed for the United Ststes.
!.ord Derby for Great Britain, and ?
Premier Millerand for France.
Dance H.H. Get No Coal.
Paris, Feb. 10.?The council of min
isters today issued a decree prohibit
ing the aal? ?( coal to dancing estabe
to "dlscuaa their participation in the
Permanent Court of International
Thia court ia provided for by Arti
cle XIV of the league of nation?
covenant and ia said to be one of
President Wilsons -pet institu
tions." Certain sections of the
French press regard thla maneuver
aa a ?ugge?led compromise of the
prevent difficulty between Germany
and the allie*.
King George a ? nui ed all reference
to the "war crime' l?untroveray In
his addreaa to Parliament from the
throne. Thla avoidance Is diplo
matically construed her? a? reveal
ing Kngland ? willingness to modify
her own position and aak Italy and
France for change.
BlcalaVraaee *?f TH real.
Capital diplomavate tried to give
concrete expreaalon to the former
crown prince'? abstract threat
against th?? allies. They generali?
agreed that he threatened a Russo?
German nil tance, as ear i 1er dis
patches from Berlin Indicated.
Polish opinion particularly ?? rnti
vinced of a rapprochement between
Russia and. Germany. There have
been aigna of It for a Inng tine, it
fa insisted England's deaire for
! peace with 8ovlet Russia ha? been
?largely formed by this Russn-Ger
I man tendency. Polish friends toll
r me.
King George's speech is pretty
?generally characterized as a peace
I speech for internal and external
consumption. His appeal for peace
in Eastern Europe and Russia foi
lowa the trend of Georgian policy.
It 1* at bottom a triumph for Prit
ish labor, hut Uoyd George, unlike
the minister of war. Churchill, will
find its flavor satisfying his own
1 taste.
Tbe Korean Rpttlnllt?.
Koreans in the Capital regard ihe
' present revolution In Korea as a
| well-organixed and gener.il move
ment to destroy Japan's domina
tion of their countrv. In the Korean
army. Russians and Chinese have
united with the Koreans tn the
common undertaking of driving out
the Japanese.
The report that the Japanese have
already evacua ted northern Korea
is believed here to he the forerunner
nf more important announcements.
The 'provisional president of the
? Korean republic" Is now at Wash
ington. Koreana ridicule the Jap
?*nrj>e allegation that Japan la
?threatened with Bolshevism and ?ay
Japan (s merely seeking excuse for
| ''fresh imperialistic adventures."'
Indira.ton? are that the Bolshevik)
?have se ieri upon the Korean revoll
'to divert Japan's attention from
Siberia. Menaced bv expulsion, the
Japanese -,re rumored to have looted
their Siberian holdings in wholesale
rnofflcial informatimi, re.<< hmir
jhere tndav. indicate that shipments
| from Soviet Russia have alreadv
?heen inaugurated from Re val. Re va I
is a seaport city of Esthonia. which
! recently made peace with Moscow.
I Meanwhile. In preparation for a
?program of commerce Lenin is aim
ling at Immediate and unhindered
? control of all the open ports of
! Russia.
-\* Allena We*? Apply."
A bill with a story has Just been
? introduced In the French iKrliament.
?The measure is framed to bar aliens
from the hotel business In France.
,The Germans and Swiss are natural
! hotel keepers, and In pre-war times
?German hotels encircled the allied
Icountries like links in a long chain.
These German hostelries were
! often centers of German espionage
and intrigue, like the Palace Hotel
at Rome, which was closed by the
Italian government during the war.
French statesmanship is aiming the
proposed legislation at this phise
of the "German system," but
.France Is undoubtedly looking elee
' where, too.
For some time American capital
ists have been examining or buy
ing tip suitable French sites for
hotel purposes. Guided by the
dream of an endless tourist trade
from America, they are said to have
already acquired historic locations
along the American battle fronte.
The thirfty Frenchman has Anally
awakened to the situation and has
set about to monopolize hla coun
try's hotel business.
Tao aged men who were run down
by automobiles yesterday are In a
critical condition In Casualty Hos
pital. C. B. Jackson. 50 O street. |
driver of one of the cars, is under
arrest, charged with colliding.
The Injured men are William
Thomas, 80, of ?5549 T street, who was
hit by Jackson's car at 1220 Wisconsin
avenue, and William U. Ross, C8, of
39 Q street northeast Ross was
struck by a car operated by A. Abra
ham, fill Pennsylvania avenue. The
machine ran over hla body, crushing
one leg. Physicians also believe his
skull was fractured.
Canada Fixes $35,000,000
As BiD Against Germany
Ottawa. Ont.. ? 1?.?Canadian
daims aaainst Uertnany for lo*s of
Uve? and dama-re to property dur. !
ina the war ***** amount to more
than $3S.a00.08M. accordine te ?
? rnment report today.
?a rrtaore
a ??"- j
Arguments on Proposed
Changes Start in Sen
ate on Monday.
? a
Borah Says Issue Should
Come Before People
Next Campaign.
Th? verbal battle on reservations lo
the treaty of peace which is now again
before the Senate after hav-ln* been
removed from Its parliamentary ptg
conhole, la scheduled to begin next
Senator ldOdce yeaterday reported
the treaty to the Senate from the Com
mittee on Foreign Relations, ? o which
It had been referred when ? he treaty
waa called up Mooday in order to free
it from cl?ture.
Recause of the Illness of a numper
of Senators and tbe desire of Repub
lican leaders to dispose of necessary
legislation now pending before the ac
tual debate on the treaty commences
it was decided to defer its considera
tion until next week.
The interval will also be spent by the
mild and little reservationlsts in en
deavors to modify and weaken the
fxnlge reservations so (hat they will
be less likely to meet with the disap
proval of the President.
? The efforts of the H^iators in this
! classification are chiefly directed at
I the r?>dge reservation on Article X and
the Lenroot reservation on the equality
of voti ne in the league. President
Wilson objects to the former and
??.neat Ltritain, through its spokesman.
Viscount O rev. has expressed disap
proval of the other.
Although Viscount Grey told Sena
tor Hitchcock that Britain would pre
fer to Rivo the L'nited States six votes
rather than permit her colonies to be
disfranchised by the I>enroot reserva
tion, it is unlikely that the mild reser
vattonists will favor a straigth-out
provision raisin? America's representa
tion in the league to an e-*i?lit> with
I the British Kmpire a8 was contem
j plated by the amendment of Senator
'Johnson, of California, which was de
lienied by two votes.
Senator Johnson hinvett intend? to
make the fHrtjt for this amv.ndn.ent as
??-?? as Ml? heu ? ? per ml ? s him to re
(*ume his a? I In the Senate.
l-odae hap ?lectded on the tnoditica
jtions of re?, ?ation? he will present.
'They Include the changes deckled on
! by the bipartisan conferees, and. in
! addition, .in amendment of the l-cnroot
i reservation on voting power.
lywlyc himself will not propose any
chance in the Article X reservation,
but has agreed to let mild reserva
tionlsts present to the Senate pro
posals they have drafted for modi rica -
iion of this reservation.
Chaaages Maa| Be Aereplahlr.
President Wilson ?? willine to accept
all of Senator Hitch? ock'.?* reservation*
includine the one on Article X. it was
reiterated yesterday at the White
House. With regard to the reserva
tion on Article X. it was pointed out
the President had said: 'To the sub
stance of it I am bound to adhere."
Wilson's letter has been misunder
>tood in some quarters
Senators realise, they said, that they
will be wasting time if they ratify
the treaty with reservations that Wil
son will not accept. There appears to
be a sincere desire to make the rati
Court Convinced
Champion GroucH
Lives in Brooklyn
Laughlln, of Brooklyn, |s tb*
New York, Pah. It.?John Mc
cbamplon fault-finder of tbe
world, accordine to claim* made
by bla wife. Genevi?ve T. Mc
Lauahlln. In aa affidavit filed lb
th* Supreme Court. Brooklyn,
today. In nippon of ber ault for
a aeparatlon. She depoae* that
Friend Husband found fault
"What I did.
-The way I did It
"What I didn't do.
"What I said.
-The way 1 ?aid It.
"Tbe way 1 ate. read, walked,
looked, amused myaelf and be
came III.
"He objected to my lookina
out the window, utylna my duty
wa* Indoor* and to him."
After lookina over the paper*.
Justice Squler* awarded Sir?.
McLaauahlin JCO a month tem
porary alimony.
Baltimore Merchant Is
Elected President of
Representatives of the Retail Clo
I Oilers' Association of Maryland and
the District of Columbia met at a
I banquet in the oak room of the Ra
| leish Hotel Hist night, concluding the
I organisation's second annual con ven
| tio-n.
Isador Goldheim, of Baltimore, was
ele< ted president of the association;
I... J. Shafer. of Cumberland, Md..
vice-president. :tnd Charles J. Colum
| bus. of this city, secretary-treasurer.
Goldheim succeed.?* Herman J. Cahn
of Baltimore. Addressing the delegates
at the banquet. Goldheim asked that
??o-operetion between clothing m* r
?hants be made m??rr pronounced, and
that cumi-etition l>*> reduced to a mini
mum, when Mich action by one dealer
threatened to do harm to another.
The meeting also was add resse? I by
Representative Zi h Iman, of Maryland.
He also advocated greater amity
among <-lulliMig dealers. Isaac Gana j
s-'ted as toastmaster.
Henry 1?. Kiwmtn. a Chi caco I
clothing manufacturer, told the coa*,
venimii vesterda> morning at a mei-i
ing m the Raleigh that retail clothlrc I
prices would show no decline under
prevailing conditions
Investigations by the Department afj
?Justice into the clothing business pro
i duced no evidences of profiteering, j
IRissman declared.
He gave incom*? and excess profit I
. taxes, together with inereas*-d coat of i
'labor as the main reasons why reduc- ;
?tions in clothing prices were not feasi
: ble at this time.
? lsaoc Gans and charles J. Columbus
? addressed the meeting m its afternoon
session. The association was founded!
?by a group of Baltimore retail cloth-!
I ?nu merchant.-? one \ear ago. and now
has forty-six nicmUis. twenty-three I
: of whom arc Washington ^men.
The following committees were an- ;
pointed yesterday afternoon
Nominations, M. Falk, Julian Hecht !
and 1-eonard Goldheim. of Baltimore:
Sidney West and Samuel l^velace. of ?
Washington. Membership. M. H.'
Goodman. M. Kalk and 1. Kaufman, of;
Baltimore, and Clarence Grogner, of
Washington. Resolutions. Jonas Ham- |
bui gei. of Baltimore; Isaac Gans, of
Washington, and Harry B. Dorse y. of
Hearing on Street Car Merger
To Be Thrown Open to Public;
Many Letters But Few Ideas
I The public of Washington will be
' given an opportunity to express
| their views on a meiger of Washing
j ton's two street car lines as soon as
| railway officials and members of the
?Public rtilities Commission have
j been heard, accordine to a statement
of Representative Carl G. Mapes,
chairman of the House Committee on
? the l'istrice of Columbia, yesterday
? afternoon.
Mapes declared that the committee
wants helpful suggestions as to how
to bring about an equitable ?erger
and does not want personal animoM
t ies a i red l?ef ore his comm i t tee. lie
declared that he had received a mini
? ber of letters from organizations and
individuals but not the real idea.
"We want a merger." he said, "but
we want to brine it about in a man
ner which will be equitable to the
two lines snd which will protect the
interests of the public. It is to de
termine, if possible, how this can
be brought about that these hearings
are being held."
?tesasse G.?* Ideare Toda?.
The heating will be resumed today
and will probably continue over
Thursday, he declared. After those
closely identified with the companies
have finished testifying the hearing
will be thrown open to the general
As the traction merger hearing is
expected to require all the time the
committee will have to give to it the
Zi h I ma ? traffic law measure for the
District of Columbia, pawnshop legis
lation and the bill for increasing
teachers* salaries from IS to -V? per
cent, submitted by the District Com
missioners last Saturday, will prob
ably go over until its? next et**? ion*
o? t?? commute*!.
William F Han*, pic-ident ??G the
Washington Railway A Kleetric
Company, in testifying before the
committ?e yesterday rm-rning de
clared that failure of the I'ublt?
Utilities Commission to give ????1
ligent co-operation or lender ade
quate relief was fast sending his
company into t hands of a re
ceiver. Congres* lai action in the
near future, he intimated. migTit
sav.' the company from ruin.
* company is ta. m* a demand
by ?is tra ininen for a *_'0 per ont
im *a!*M in ivaues. tflY-tiv??? MmkIi 1
I'Ditr the present situation Hain de
?elated .it is going to be impossible
to grant this
Not in Kavsr ?.! ?MlsT Fare.
He urged a zone system and sa.d
?that the commission bad refused
; this aid when the company asked
I for it. Chairman Mape*. asked bim
if there woul.1 be a tendency of
| the ? eople to move into the flr.<l
I ione : lioiild such a system be ina.i
' unrated and H.?ir. s^U there might
| be ? "congestion."
"I v. ouid not w-a.il a sttff fare for
the second lone.' said Mr. Ham.
["but only a reasonable charge." He
con-ended that the Washington
?a ? ?way and Kleetric Companv
sl c-uld be relieved of paying for
ne.v paving and th.? 4 per cent tax
or suss receipts. In addition to be
ing i elle ved of nav-ng to pay the
salc-'ies of cross? ???~ policenren.
The company la now making a
little over 3 ?>er ?*nt oa its -as
sessed valuation end when Repre
fentet ve Uapes asked Ham if the
cempany ahouM b? guaranteed a
return, the latter answered: "Yes. aa
lcuff as you want the road operated.
If you don't want It. say no."
A?T merirer. ne also stated, should
include the Maryland lines ?nd they
?lo'titd apeciflcal-v be mentioned in
say bill that a*> b? pa?*?*??? ? >
Department of Justice 16
Seek Injunction If Neces
sary, Is Report.
Delegation Representing
300,000 on Way Here
From Detroit
With the poasrMllty of a natioa-aieh
railroad strike on the point of br?ala
me. government officials last nigto
were seeking a way to prevent ta.
economic catastrophe which would fol.
low such a move on the part of tat
railroad employes.
The Department of Justice, It war
learned, may attempt to atop th.
breach by usina the power of a Fed
eral Injunction aaralnst the officers a
the railroad brotherhoods, who has?
threatened a country-wide airike ua
leas their wage demands are granted
The injunction, if brought, would hi
?Imllar In form to that taken ota
against the striking coal minera las
November at Indianapolis and h?ht
the brotherhood leaders in con tener
of court for esiline the strike whic*
would be set for February IX
While Department of Justice officiali
refused to ?tate yesterday what
action will be. It is known that
the term? of the Lever act they an
rmpowered to brins the injonction li
euch an emergency. The act specllV
dally provides again?t the strike cor?
tlngeney as a conspiracy to prevea
the distribution of food or fuel.
Critical Caafereaee.
Conference? between the repre?
?entstives of the brotherhoods am
Director General of Railway*
Walker D. H ine? yesterday re achei
the critical ?tape, although thi
la?t word of the government wit
not be heard until today, when Di
rector H ine?. It waa announced
will make th? decision oa th* en
tire railway wage question.
Thi? decision wa? expected ye?
terday, but at th? last moment th?
brotherhood? asked for a delay il
order to prepare a Anal ?tatemenr
or their demands
A dclegstion representing: thi
JtKi.On? members of the Unite?
brotherhood of Maintenance of Wa;
Kmploye? and Shop Laborers la 01
it? way here from Detroit to coa.
fer arata Director Hi?es aad h?
present at Hie coafereare la whicl
lar govern meafs aaewee -wj?t b?
?itl.miUed to the railway me?
This union, comprising nearly al
the men who repair the roads ani
work in teh ?hop?, ha? gone ahea*
with it? strike plan?, and will caJ
a cenerai walkout by Saturday ua
le?* their demand? are met.
It-eaaaB* I >r'???'i??
Railway Admmt?t ?tlon off!, al
?aid yesterday that they would de
????pp* an explanation from repre?
?entative? of the maintenance ?
wav men. a? t.> why they l??ued ?
strike call, winch. the> ?ay. "1? .
clear violation of our agreomnt wit'
the union? that they would give u
thirty day?- Batter bet?re thet
men actually struck "
It is the con?en?u? of opinion tiia
the brotherhood? and the Kailroa.
Administration, in their failure t
?orne to a derision, have reached a
impasse, and tliat the leader? mil
call a ?trike unie?? quick action t
taken by the IVpartment sf Jua
As :i last rosot-i. President Wilsor
who has a. .-n kept cl<i?cly informe
of the ?ituation by Secretary Tumul
ty. may issue an appeal to tat
brotherhood loader? to call off tl?
?trike until a commission can 1?
appointed to adjust the wage dif
ferente?. Thi? waa the exact pre
redini* loll,.wort l.v the Pretdent t
settle the .-oal strike, and it wa? ef
feitive, the ?oal miner? having re
turned to work pending the adjuat
ment of their wage difference? wit
the operator?.
The fact that the railroad? o
March 1 will be returned to the?
original private owner? mill bo
nece??arily prevent the Prerlden
from appointing a wane commi?
sion. it is believed. The opinlo
I? widespread that the Pre?idea
will await tin .ffni of the dee*
assai, which will Ih- announced b
Pireotor Hlnc? tod?y. before he de
eide? that action on hi? part I? 1m
?Aerati***. <?nl> the action of th
IVpartment mt Justice in enjoin
ing the brotherhood leader? agalni
striking can prevent the natlor
w?te strike if the President ? offe
of mediation fail?.
IVtrol . Fcb 1?*- Ten delegate
of tli.- lulled Brotherhood of M?lr
tenance of Way and ailf-oari gho
I alien rs teda? ?.re en roui, ?
Washington to ni.k. ? la?t ? f for,
io iintungl. the wag.- puzilc. l'ai
tor ? -trike effeitiv. February 1
-? nv m?d. ycstertl?? lr> Allen I
Barker. grand arasi*, al Th
,????????.? is V.-I..1 ?uh f-.ill si
thorlty. it ??s ?tale* ?t he?dou?t
leer lor.?, to rater Into negotlatlor
.. I'M tile railroad ?<lmini?lratto
?nd accept any Just settlement
u ?i- dir?-, led ? remain I
W.isl-ington subjeet to tli'- cell .
all |iir.-.toi- llin.-s'untll th. Hay ?
the propo?ed ?trike
J. ? Malloy. vice president of t?
?G?a??a?a???. will head and dire.
th.- committee Th? Malts?/ commi*
tee ha? been in Washington for ?on.
time trying to reach ?ettlement.
?k* \ l.leaee I Mlleruse?*.
Pre?ldent Barker, in ? statemel
? .sued last night to h. sent to tr
300.000 m-nrker? in the I'nited State
cautioned the men not-to resort
violence and to "always be lamabk
ing citisens.
Special representtalve? were sel
to Kanaa? by the United Brothel
hood of Maintenance or ?\'?> ?r
Railway Shop laborer? roday '
invc?ligete the Kan?as indurtrii
court iaw. according to O. C Tra?'
assistant grand president.
According to dispatches fro?
Kansas, the lew will he used ?
prosecute member? of tbe brothei
hood, if they strik? in Kanaa?. FV-I
ruary ?7.
??We are sending special rene,
?entative?.'- Tra?k ?aid. "aa*l ?let
we hear from them we can ms*
no definite announcement regardin
the ?trike call there. Th?
hood staad? far law aa*

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