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gApY 28, 101G.
GRAVE HINT AT
Well Informed Persons See In It
Dlreot .Bearing Upon Con
troversy With Kaiser Over
Good Faith of Berlin Govern
ment Questioned Some Be
lieve Bernstorff Seeks to
Grave significance is attached in
official and diplomatic circles to a
statement made by President Wil
son in the course of his speech
last night before the Railroad
Business Association in New York,
warning the public that it is im
possible for the Administration to
forecast what will be the inter
national relations of the United
States in the near future.
In the view of many well-in
formed persons in Washington,
the statement has a direct and in
timate bearing on the unsatisfac
tory situation with respect to the
diplomatic controversy between
this country and Germany over a
settlement of the Lusitania case.
DOUBT ABOUT GERMANY. .
"What I am tryfng' to Impress upon
you now Is that the circumstances of
tne world today are not what they were
yesterday, or what they were In any of
our yesterdays; and that It Is not certain
wnai.tney win bo tomorrow. I cannot
tell you what the elntcrnatlonal rela
tions Of this country will bo tomorrow,
and I use the word literally.
''And I do not dare keep silent and let
the country suppose that tomorrow was
certain to bo as bright as today.
"America will never be the aggressor;
America will always seek to the last
point at whlqh her honor is Involved to
avoid the things which disturb the neaco
of the world.
"But America does not control the cir
cumstances of the world, und we must
he sure that we arc faithful servants of
those things whtfh we love, and aro
ready to defend them against every con
tingency that may affect or Impair
in this connection it was learned to
day that eonio of the President's ad
Msera aro far from satisfied that
Germany is in good faith seeking to
nna a settlement of the Lusitania Issue.
The failure of Count von BernatortT,
me ucrman ambassador, in his last
conference with Secretary of state Lan
sing, to present a communication from
hla government satisfying the demands
of the United States, has caused 'con
siderable irritation. Tho suspicion is
beginning to be felt that the ambassa
dor, under instructions from his gov
ernment, Is seeking to avoid a settle
ment. U. S. Losing Patience.
Time a$id again, it Is said In Admin
istration clrclas. Secretary Lansing has
made it plain to tho ambassador thai
.. Vnitei States will bo satisfied with
nothing short of a disavowal, embodying
an admission that the'submarine attack
on the giant Cunarder. with her human
cargo of helpless men, women, and
' P,abie? WRS J"1 "lewl act. Each ttnie
that the ambassador has seen the sec
rotary, however, the proposals of his
government, though couched In differ
ent language, have failed to meet this
i Ail !?? .81me. tlme secretary Lapsing.
It Is stated, has reminded Count von
Bernstorff that the original notice or
this country that Bho would hold Ger
many to a "strict accountability" was
22Lmcnn'.nBlc33, Phrase. Tho am
Dassndor, In turn, has always professed
(Continued on Page Fourteen.)
Secretary Tells Senate He Can
not Recommend Abolition of
Secretary Garrison today lined up
acaln nnv nlan to decrease the number
of nrmv posts In the United States. He
sent a message. In nnswor to Senator
Kenvon's resolution, detailing tho cost
of each no3t for unVcen and establish
ment Ho declined to rTT'innd Hie closlns:
of nnv he paid on th ei-nun-ls that all
pouts would bo ripcrtod In'v'cw of tho
Intended Inrlcutn In tho nrmv.
Senator Kcnvon will continue his fight
fur the closing of what he terms useless
and political posts.
Brandeis Is Named
Associate Justice of
U. S. Supreme Court
President Nominates Boston
Attorney to Succeed Late
Justice Lamar on Tribunal.
SERVED IN FAMOUS CASES
He Is Special Counsel to Inter
state Commerce Commission
and a Democrat.
Louis D. Brandeis, of Boston, the
famous trust "buster," was .today
named by President Wilson as' asso
ciate justice of tho Supreme Court of
tho United States, to succeed tho lato
Justice Joseph Ruckcr Lamar.
The nomination was Bent to the
Senate shortly after 1 o'clock tills
afternoon. The announcement pf tho
selection -created Intense mdrprlse In
political circles, as Mr. Brandeis'
name was novor mentioned publicly
In connection with the appointment.
As the 1te Justice ),ainar wai a resi
dent of QcoibU, It was expected that
tho new np. ointment would go to ti.K
State, ov at least t- that suction of tho
All tho Southern States nntlclpailiiff
that this, would bu done, put forth fa
or!to so;i3 as candidates. Qther names
suggested weio former ' President Wil
liam II. Taft. Franklin K. 1une, Sec
retary of tho interior, Llnd'.cy M. uar
llson. Secretary of War; Fi-ederlCK W.
Raymond, and W. V. Graves of Mis
souri, and othrru.
It Is stated that tho President would
P.nvo.."kwLto ,lave appointed former
President Taft. hut for tliA uo t
this would have given an overwhelming
..tiMii'iimu i.m.iuruy in mp court.
Mr. Brandeis, who Is 'now special
counsel to tho Interstate Commerce
C-jmtnlsslon, Is a Democrat, of Hebrew
fitlth, and Herman parentage. H ha
been assoclattcd as special counsel
for the Government In a number of
famous trust prosecutions Including
the Now Haven suit.. Ho was also
uctlvely identified In the five per cent
inllroad rato case as special counsel
for the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion. Louis D. Brandeis. member of a prom
inent Rnsttnn Inw Arm wam Li... i
Kentucky November M. ISM. He re-!
i-eivcfi ins eariv cnurntinn in rim r.i.ii
schools of Louisville, received his LL. B.
uT i i "j urvsann, ucrraany. und
.. i . ,CBrv vc '" " 'mm Har
vard In 1S77.
In New England he -won the appel
lation. "The People's Lawyer," and
took considerable pride In it. In tho
last sixteen yoarB he has refused
many cases. It Ib said, for which he
could havo named his own price HJs
lira twork of a public character wRs
In 1004. when he forced an alder
manlc investigation of certain char
itable Institutions and turned the fco
for tho work over to rliarltj. A
year's work followed to force n re
duction In tho cost of Industrial In-,
surance. Ho won the fleht. Tim can
companies of Boston consolidated and
raised me price or gas. Brandeis was
given credit for forclncr a rrriiintlnn
Handled Bellinger Case.
In 1907 he undertook Ills first national
fight, a struggle to save the Oregon
law limiting tne nours Women may
work He defended tho law In tho Su
preme Court successfully.
When an effort was under way to
smother charges by Ixiuis R. Glavls
against Secretary of the Interior Bal
linger. Mr. Brandeis handled the matter
before the Congressional Investigating
committee, with the result of the ie
tlrement of Ballluger.
In this case he announced this
theory of special privilege
"It Is tho conception of class the
conception of privilege against tho
; eople the belief thut men In exalted
positions m'ist be protected at all odds,
and that the nun who ( merely a
humhlo sorvnnt of the government lias
no right which must be icnpcctcd."
Religious Controversy Raised by
Admiral's Letter to Relig
LONDON', Jan. 2S. The whole contro
versy over the question: "Is God watch
ing this war?" was revived here today
by publication of a letter from Vice
Admiral Beatty appealing for great re
ligious revival in England as a neces
sary step toward victory.
The controversy opened several weeks
ago when the mother of a soldier
Killed In France wrote to a London
paper- "Whore was God when my
boy, with his face gashed by a bayo
net, died In agony on tho battlefield'.''
Clercymen and nffnostlcs clashed In
debates In the London papers for
irore than a week.
The clergymen today were elated
over the stand of Vice Admiral
Keatty. Beattv who married the
daughter of Marshall Field of Chi
cago, commanded the British squad
ron that sank the German Bluecher In
the North Sea.
In Beatty's letter, read at the con
vention or tne aociety for the Propa-
"England still remains to be taken
out of the stupor or self-satisfaction
and complacency into which her
flourishing condition has steeped her.
Until she can be stirred out of this
condition, until a religious revival
tnkes place, Just so long as will the
"When she can look on the future
with humbler eyes and a prayer on
her IIijh, then we can hegln to count
tho days toward tho end. Your so
ciety Is helping to this end and so Is
helping to bring: the war to a success
- Photo b iialn.
LOUIS D. BRANDEIS.
One of the Appam's Damaged
Lifeboats Picked Up Off
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HULU England. Jan. 28 .Tljf Afri
can liner Appam is believed to have
been suhk off the coast of Morocco.
The steamer left the West African
port of Dakar In French Senega for
Liverpool January 11. The English
steamer Tregantle, from Puerto Ob
lignto. reported today that on Jan
uary 16 jhe picked up one of the Ap
pam's damaged lifeboats bff tho Mo
roccan coast. The life boat's bow had
been smasheJ off. It contained three
water caxks and ono litciieit.
Latest advices say the Appam car
ried KW passengers.
On previous trips northwestward
along the African coast, the Appam
made several stops, picking up passen
gers at some ports and discharging
them at others For this reason, It Is
stated, the exact number of nassenaor
sho may have' had aboard Is not defi
nitely known. She usually carried a
crew of more than 101. The Appam
should have icacned port one week ago
KIder, Dempster & Co.. of Llvemnni.
agents for the Appam. have received
no word from her.
i he Appam was one of the mw
liners owned by the British and Af
rican Steamship Company and operat
ed under the direction of Elder. Demp
ster &- Co., of Liverpool. She was built
in 1013. displaced 7.78Z tons and was
425 feet 1 nlength with a 66-foot beam.
Her course from Dakar to England
carried her past the Canary Islands.
There have been no reports of sub
marines operating off the west coast
of Morocco. It is possible tho liner
foundered In one of the severe storms
reported In all regions of the Atlantic
Vote to Approve
Action in Entering Coalition.
BRISTOL. England, Jan. 28.-By a
majority of'R to 1. representatives of
more than :,000,000 English workers to
day adopted rt resolution approving the
action of Arthur Henderson and other
labor members of Parliament In enter
ing tho coalition government.
Adoption of the resolution, vindicating
tho action of the laborltos was another
severe blow to the radical Socialists
who made an unsuccessful light yester
day for nctlvo opposition to tho p-"-ern-menfs
conscription bill. Had the reso
lution been defeated. Henderson and
other members of tho Esquith govern
ment would have been forced to resign.
100 Perish in Wreck
Of Ammunition Train
PETROGBAD. Jan. IS. -One hundred
soldiers and train einploes were killed
bv tin- wrecking, of n German ammuni
tion train, en route from Lido to
Smoigen. according to advices received
hero todav. The train was wrecked bv
a washout, and large quantities of shells
200 PASSENGERS ON
SHIP BELIEVED SUNK
IS UPHELD BY LABOR
SOBS HER LOVE
FOR DR. 11
Widow Near Collapse Under Re
of State's Attorney.
IS HELPLESS OVER DATES
Eleven-Year-Old Lad Way Be
Called to Give Evidence to
Save His Mother.
PROVIDENCE. Jan. 28. Faltering:
nnd worried almost to the point of
collapse today by the relentless cross-cN-amlnatlon
of Attorney General
P.lM Mrs. Ellznbcth F. Mohf, between
iccltals of her murdered htuband'H
brutality to her, still professed her
love for Dr. Mohr.
"He beat me and threatened toi
fhoot me but ho was my husband, tne
father of my children, a.nd I lore-1
hlin with all my uoul: I ntlll love hlin
though he Is dead and through it all
I think he loved me. He went out
with other women only for amuse
ment," she wblicd en the witness
Helpless On Dates.
Mrs. Mohr wa helpless on th
mutter of dates. The year of her own
mothers death was vague In her
mind, and she asked tlnie n.sraln to bo
allowed to explain, instead of glvln?
Rice adrcMed Mrs. Mohr ns "Ma
dame" and icorfed when ahn voiced her,
love for the doctor.
He clashed repeatedly with Attorney
dishing over hlf examination, nnd com
plained, to Ult court that the witness
wnBfb',lnK coached- Rice oskrd Mrs,
IMnhV If Jt m rwOlv love that mvle
her ding to hjm and rho said it a.
Frequency of Beatings.
He tried to nhow that oho did not
lov her husband bv cttrng nor testi
mony in the present trial.
Evidently not satisfied, with Mr.
Mohr's nnswurn yeterdny i"pgarvntf
the, ueatn or iter moiner. lie, qnst(oiTf a
her further along thi jjarr.c line and
san had tlm widow bft5ly confitv.d,
Her Brat statement tfwinywua thxt her
mother bad dlnl in Kcliruary.l903.and a
few minutes Inter she -taia it van In
He followed this bv Inquiring shoot
the frequency of the heatinss sho rc
eclvfd nt tl'e hand of her hurbnnd and
when tho first f these occurred.
Not Her Cousin.
Uce referred to the case In which
Mary "McConzHle a si-rvant In the
Mohr home, was nvolv?d. Mrs. Mohr
admtted that hr own mother's name
was Mary McConxlllc but fald there
was no relationship between them
oivl denied ever having satd that the
lAirl was her cousin.
"I never told Maty to shoot Dr.
Mohr," Mrs. Mohr testified," and I
nevr told the servants at the New
poit estate that' I had seen the doc
tor for the last time as Mi'y was go
ing to shoot him. I did not Instruct
Mary to use two bullets If one did
not do the work."
Rice asked If Mrs. Mchr did no( at
tempt to use the McConzHle girl's
assault charge to a'd In her suit for
divorce. Mrs. Mohr denied any such
Lone before court time the streets
urroundlng the court house were
thronged with would-be spectators.
FHKhionnblv dressed women, by twos.
threes, and In groups, waited for th
opening of the doors, but the sheriffs
would onlv let In a sufficient number to
fill all the available seats in the court.
Hundreds hung about the doors, unable
to get In.
The defense. It Is learned. Is dis
pleased by Rice's attack upon Mrs.
Mohr's character. Thev assert that the
widow has not nut her nast life nor her
churacter at stake, and Inasmuch as the
detente did not go Into u dining direct
testimony It Is unfair that the State
should, probe Into ti.
Charley Mohr. eleven-vear-old on of
the murdered doctor. Is expected to fol
low his mother on the witness stand to
dav "I don't see how we can do any
thing else but call him," said Attorney
Flttgerald. "We will want his testi
mony to corroborate that Of his mother."
CHICAGO, Jan. 28. Five persons
euspected of participation in yester
day's darlns robbery of Jake Staht'a
Washington ParH Netional tank, threw
thousands of dollars In currency and
coin from a window Into the street
when their rooming house waa raided
by police today.
A newsboy, George Mont, picked up
Three women were arrested with the
men. who, aro to be lined up befjra
bnnl employes for identification.
The raid was tnodo 6n :i tip from n
woman. Several of the men attempted
to cscare, but a cordon of pollco with
drawn guns blocKed them at evjjy
The money thrown from the window
was In a box, said to contain from
J3.00I) to $10,000. Tho exact sum secured
by tho bandits in the bank robbery
was given out today as $15,616. All it
It was- In currency.
Tho nvc men arrested In tho raid gave
their names e Harry Brandt, Harry"
Fein, A! Urody, I'ai Hoffman, aqdt
(.'harics uurns. ine women gave evi
dently ficUUoiu namei. -""
RYS STEAL MARCH
ON WETS; SHEPPARD
BILL BEFORE SENATE
Would make prohibition effective November 1, 1916.
Prohibits manufacture, sale, traffic in, bartering, exchange or giv
ing away of alcoholic beverages.
"Alcoholic beverages" means whisky, brandy, rum, gin, wine, ale,
porter, beer, cordials, hard cider, alcoholic bitters, pure grain
alcohol and all malt containing one-half of 1 per cent of
alcohol. This includes near-beer.
Prohibits sale, serving or keeping of alcoholic beverages ,in clubs
or association headquarters.
Provides fine of from $300 to $1,'000 and from thirty days to one
year in jail for selling or serving drinks in violation of the
law. - "
Prohibits delivery of alcoholic beverages to persons, clubs, firms,
etc., in the District by express companies or other common
hLocker system" in clubs forbidden under penalty of fine and im
prisonment for renter of locker and steward and officials of
Provide fine of from $100 to $500 for those who advertise the sale
of liquor. Like the Alabama law, this includes, newspapers.
Limited number of. wholesale druggists may sell denatured alcohol
for mechanical ami scientific purposes when affidavit is furnished.
SAYS 31,000 STILL
Receiver Jackson Reports on
Affairs of First Co-operative
! ' P'
In a report to the District Supremo
Cdurt today, K. Hilton Jackon. tho
newly appointed receiver for the Flrat
Co-operative Uulldln? Association of
ueorRCtown, declares tlmt the unllqul-
unn-u iiiuvuicuuoa ui mi- lormcr re-
celvcr. William Enrlo Ambrose, to tho
association, amounts to I3I.9U.1K.
ROhfl AMBROSE NEW ARMORY HERE
Mr. Jackson asks the court for In- Bulldincs nnd Orounds. urges Congress 1 t"at ll ,,as P"1 the prohibition issue
striicllons with reference to Instituted to pHH the bill now before It "as o- un t0 tno Senate, and that there is everv
proceedings for this sum against tho' pcOltloualy as possible" ' probability of a vote on the Sheppifd
American Bonding Company, whose, Thd bnl approved by Secretary of 1 measure being forced In the Senate be
bond for $50,000 was executed to Insure War Garrison carries an appropriation 1 fre tho session is far advanced,
the discharge of the duties of the de-of il.T30.000 for the construction of a In fact. Senator Sheppard gave no-
Suit Against Miller,
Thf ronort ni.n ciis attention to th
ract mat an action at law now is pena-
Ing In the name of William E. Ambrose
against John Harton MlUer. who Is crv-,
Ins a sentence growing 'out of mlscon-
fp that n action t lw nnv u r,ni.
duct while serving as secretary-treasurer
of the building association, and the
question of further prosecution of this
suit Is submitted to the court. The ac
tion Is to recover alleged defalcations
amounting to $100,000.
The court Is further asked. "Can the
acts of Miller be attributed to the
breach of faith and mlsmanacemcnt on
the prtrt of the directors o the build
ing association, and should cult now be
brought against them to make them
respond In damages?" '
The alleged Indebtedness of William
Eerie Ambrose, is shown in the re
port to consist principally of the pro
ceeds of certain' auction mles said to
have been conducted by the formir
lecelvcr and not accounted for.
Little For Stockholders.
Apart from any recovery of the al
leged shortage that might be gained
from thi company whoso bond as
furety for Mr. Ambrose, necelv-r
Jackson reports a balance now In his
hands for distribution of J 15.793. 23. Th
report asserts, however. hat there are
a pumher of creditors, whose claims
are in the process of adjudication, and
If these aro successfully established,
there will be no funds remaining for
distribution among the stockholders
of the association.
The report, which is a voluminous
one, gives In detail the history of the
transactions of the Georgetown cor
poration beginning with the appoint
ment of Ambrose aa receiver on July
FLAG OF GERMANY
BEHXIN (via wireless to Sayvllle),
Jan, ?i. The Swiss government today
formally apologised to Germany for
the action of Swiss students and other
persons In-tearing down the Qerman
flag from tho consulate at Lausanne.
The German' foreign office has de
manded a further Investigation of the
act and has demanded that the flag
be hoisted again and protected by tho
The rioting: students also damaged
the German shield at the consulate, It
A a furthor egression 'of regret,
the Swiss Federal Council has decided
to send the chief of Its political Je
partmentao the Gorman ambassador
a,t Brneto offer an.apology.
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. primary Law Upheld.
ST. PJU'U Minn.. Jan. 2S.-Thc .Min
nesota supreme court today upheld
Minnesota's ProildenUal preference pri
mary Uw aa legal.
SWISS 1ST SALUTE
OF DRY BILL
GARB CUT FOR
Secretary Urges House to Pass
Pending Bill "As Expeditious
ly as Possible."
Secretary of War Oarrlson today cavs
his unqualified Indorsement to a bill I
pending In Conrca providing: for the ,
construction of a model armory for the
District National Guard.
A Ictter from secretary Garrison to
r'nnnnumini r-iau f I'ln-i.i.. i,., 4--
, inaI, of the Hou,e committee on Public
niooei armorv on tne Mail, south or u
street northwest, and between Twelfth
and Fourteenth streets. . . .
I. secretary barrtson pointed out that
lson pointed out thati""" lu "" "' l".r ""-
"i,"!"":;! ':....! .Cm i-
Sbi?.rin' .q"?ItSrB',. vt',le various
s.tatc 'avA Provided ""table armorlci.
" .mfcnon "' & 7 .State
? District, militia Is housed In urtsult
alonc has spent $20,000,000 for' armories
to house Its mllltla.
The Secretary urged that the DIs-1
trict of Columbia should have a model
?.Imv2rw,'.ihi.a m?dcl Natlona' Guard.
so that visitors from every State In
the Union may carry awav with them
an Idea of what the National Govern
ment desires the National Guaid to be."
Another argument presented for the
new building by Secretary Garrison Is
that an armory is needed to store the
$300,000 worth of Government property
now In danger from Arc.
Chairman Clark, of the House com
mittee, has received a letter from Brig.
Gen. William E. Harvey, commanding
the District National Guard, asking for
a hearing on tho bill providing for nn
armory, and urging members of the
committee to go with him to Inspect the
present armory quarters so that they
may satisfy themselves of the need of
the new armory.
Asks Right to Build Track to
Provide Southern Terminal
on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Application for permission to build
a single track terminal loop around
the O. A. n. statue at Seventh street.
Louisiana avenue, and C street north
west, was received by the Public
Utilities Commission tc-day from tho
Capital Traction Company.
Similar request was made hy the
company In connection with Its ap
plication for extensions of Its lines
In Seventeenth street. I street, and H
street, which was refused. The com
pany stats It Is of the opinion that
the service furnished the public
would he improved by tho construc
tion of the loop, independent of other
It would establish, it was explained
by officials, a southern terminal for
certain cars at Seventh atreet and
Pennsylvania avenue and provide for
a more flexible service.
TurkTand Cossacks in
Battle in Caucasus
CONSTANTINOPLE fvla Perils). Jan.
2. -Turkish troorin in the Pnucpsus are
vncaced with Itusslan Cosincics'im'the
Tuiklsh rlrht. north of the Mtirnd rhcr.
the war office reports. Fvccntlntr ad
vanced post combats, there ha been no
fighting of imoortance on the center be
LIQUOR TRAFFIC FOES
ON D. C. COMMITTEE
Prohibition for Capital by No
vember 1 Next Provided by
the Proposed Act.
WET . FORCES OFF GUARD
Early Vote Assured According to
Plans of Senators Who Seek
to Rout Saloons.
The most important step yet'
'taken this session in Congress to
ward settling the question of pro
hibition in the District was taken
in the Senate District of Colum
bia Committee today. -
The Sheppard bill "to prevent
the manufacture and sale of al
coholic liquors in the District of
Columbia and for other purposes"
was ordered reported to the Sen
ate without recommendation. The
suddenness of the action was a
surprise to nearly everyone at the
Capitol. Senator Jones of Washington
later reported the bill to the Sen
ate, and it went to the calendar.
NOW UP TO SENATE.
The action of the committee means
I tlce this afternoon that as soon as tn-s
. water power bill is disposed of he win
. ' .,.. .. ,k ,,iv.hi mil
The water power bill will te taitcn up
as soon as the pending Philippine bill 13
voted on. Senator Sheppard'p notice in-
sures an car,y t08U J ,.
Senator Kcnyon of Iowa made th
motion In committee that resulted in
I nnrih,n. n, .m nut. Srn.itor Jamu
, Kentucky ins the only Senator who
I "' .'lu. -....h t ,
nnnnsori thft renorL He desired to Plf
the matter over for .a week. He polntoi
out tnat all of the commlttco would b-j
at the meeting at that time.
The trienus of the bill declined, how
ever, to make any concessions. They
nald Hint all ouestlonn relating to re'
erendum nnd other proposed changes lit
.m .muGiire couid cumo up on tno noo.
01 the Senate.
The bill ns It wns ordered reportrd
provides for prohibition In tho District
beginning November, 1. 1916. It was or
deicd amended in non-essential nartlc -lars
bv the commlttco beforo the repor
wart decided on
Senators in favor of prohibition wer
greatly Pleased at the outcome. Scnato
Sheppard. author of tho bill, declared
he was much pleased.
Those at the meeting todav were Sen
ators Smith of Marvland. chairman.
James. Dillingham. Works. Sterling
Kcnyon. Jones and Martin. It is no
ticeable the friends of prohibition were
out In force and Its opponents were not
Thai the friends of a "wet" District
were caught napping is asserted. On
Hie question of reporting the bill, the
vote was viva voce, and no record was
made. Efforts were made to have a
refrrendum vote and to have hearings',
but these proposals wero voted down."
Holds Quiet Meeting.
It developed, also, that the prohibi
tion subcommittee of the main com
mittee quietly met yesterday after
noon and voted to report to the main
committee In favor of the action taken
today. Senator Kern, chairman, re
cently resigned from the District
Committee. Senator Martin of Vli
glnla called the subcommittee togeth
er. Those present wore Senator
Martin, Saulsbury. Works, and Jone.t.
It was the feolin of most of the
committee that there was nothing to
be gained' by having hearings, lnas
ntuch as tho subject has heretofore
been well threshed out.
The point was made by friends of pro
hibition today that to get the measure
on the calendar so early In the session
mado It practically Impossible for a
vote to be blocked by dilatory tactics.
Moreover, while the unexpected prog
ress has been made on the Sheppard
hill for a "dry" District, tho Judlclarv
Committee Is disposed to hurry alon
tho proposed national prohibition amend
ment. The Sheppard bill, as reported, Is a
sweeping prohibition measure. It would,
ir enforced, put tho lid on-tight on the
liquor business In the Capital.
Rhine Ship Service to
, U. S. Contemplated
ROTTERDAM. Jnn 25.- The neva
paper .Vlev o Vandentag reports ihat the
Hollnnd-Ainerlcan lino Is cnndurtlti
negotiation foi the pu rchmo of a fleu
of Rhine steamers foe uro In transport
ing goods from Germany down the
Rhine to America.