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??.-- 4M rmtm a....?a. 9?mmnnmSe mmmm, ii*aimii a.?..."i laalr. ,_...., _._, ..l.r, ?.-...a ?i.a.i.r ?._?_.. ...... 1? a. ..... .? a . ?ttl?fashmfifon limes j a NUMBER 11.415. "???X~f**'^3l:i?ta:" WASHINGTON. MONDAY EVENING. JANUAKY 19, 1920.IClo.iw Wall Stiert Pnceil PRICE TWO CENTS. Rhode Island Granted Permission to Test Constitutionality of Dry Amendment mVV^UAVitwiiKwa*^^'^^^^^' ??????wswwy-iJ'sw-A?'Aa *_J?a-a?U?-^alt'A?^<MlA*tiaA?*_yA^ t!*!X?MSl?) ?.WtrSK?VfV*tt'tJ SENATE ORDERS INQUIRY INTO SIMS CHARGES ???^???????*???.???-^?>???'????'?'?'?^ <*/?*X*X'>'X'*X*J-*^^^ ?Ai?JW_l?*.A?^^ Six Ships in Distress Off Atlantic Coast; 471 Aboard Army Transport Are Safe Today Ideas Are Dangerous. Beware of Fanaticism. What Next From Lenin? No Cause to Worry. By ARTHUR BRISBANE. (Copt-nahi, ???? ? There la force in the enthuaiamu of revoluUon. Trotaky waa an obecure worker on New York'a East am??, but ill INK! NO. l/?nin waa a Ruaaian revolution Ut, Slav and Mongol mixed. The Oaar had excuted hia older brother. Lenin waa hunted for years, but all the while he waa bunting the ?'tax. lie got lain And now he haa compelled tbe Alltee, which means the British Empire, to admit It cannot beat him aud tulgbt as well trade with him. Various excuaes are given for the audden change of front. They aay: "When Ruaaia gets to work and makes money.BoUhevism, fat, rieb, quarreling about tbe spoils, will turn to bourgeoisie and die out." Something in that; profit does change men. But the main thing it? that Lenin had beaten bis enemies, enlarged his frontiers, and was starting an excursion to plant Bolshevism in England's dissatisfied Indian ios session. That is the milk in the I'ocoanut. As to this errand country, its treatment of the Russian qvestion was worthy the high ?"ntelliirence of some Ha.?.? ut?, chief. First we said to Russian revolution: "Nice doggie, have a bone;' we offered cash to the revolutionists and f-ent a delegation to tell Russia how de lighted we were to see autocracy knocked down. The head of the delegation was Elihu Root, corpor ation lawyer, known in Russia for his efforts to help the Czar get revolutionists caught in this coun?? try. Mr. Root did not do much, did not even get back the cash that shortsighted American bank era had lent the Czar. Then America said to Russia: "If nice doggie will not have a hone and shake hands with Mr. Root, then naughty doggies shall be shot" Our soldiers were sent over and, without consent of Congress, war ?vas made on the Russian govern ment with which the allies are now dealing. But the Russian ?evolutional j, ?uffW'^-J?buld not take the bone and gave as good as was sent and better, when the ?hooting began, so that phase of it ia over. The next phase will bo enlight ening. Russia is rich, Russia can -upply the allies with raw materi als and, as Lloyd George says, make it unnecessary to buy ever thing from America. Russian opportunity will add to the wealth of individuals and cor porations in this country. Cor porations that sell over there will see their stocks climb, great banks will forget about a few hun dred millions of repudiated Rus sian bonds when Russian trade begins to mean billions. Then how soon will high finance begin to discover in Lenin statesman ship and Napoleonic power in place of horrid barbarism? But the "but" is there. Suppose Lenin says, "All right, we'll trade, but we'll go right on with our lit tle international world program. The excursion to India is still on, also other excursions, to spread the truth that belongs only to us." What then? Could a nation nearly 90 per rent illiterate overrun t...? world? It could, indeed. Mohammed's fol lowers were not bothered with learning. ?Could an Idea, like a disease, spread over the world, creeping irresistibly? It could, and has done it. Christianity crept from the mind of the Roman slave and the darkness of the catacombs to tho splendor of the Imperial ? h roue. No real torce exists except that of an idea, a thine;, hy the way, which cannot be frightened, can not be deported, locked up or hanged, a power that ran lie con quered only by another idea, of greater force, based on clearer truth. "Ia It probable, then, that Bol shevism will rule and Lenin find himself a combination of Charle magne, Napoleon, Attila, Alexan der, and George Washington, dragging inferior democracies and the world's zmirgcolslc with all its gold in his train? Not at all likely. Bolshevism, which leaves out of account what haa happened on earth for fifty thousand years, is as far from final truth as Czardom. The masses must rise by improving their brains, can't do it bv improving alari." or takinK from others M>mcthing they have made or in herited. Bolshevism, fever baaed on hatred and Indignation well justi fied, will calm down. Russia in the fulness of time will come out organize?!, powerful, an example to other nations, as Is France to day, following lief revolution. With an ocean on either side of ua, tin?? hundred million? hrre, wealth unlimited und 'uienre ? highly developed, there i?? nothing in Bolshevism, ?nlrn.nl or exter aal, to worry the United States. Unidentified Vessel Driven on Beach Is One of Six Dis abled by Gale. POWHATAN REPORTED SAFE / - " U. S .Transport With Large Mil itary Detachment Now Head ed for Halifax, N. S. NEW YORK, Jan. 19 ?Six ships are in distress off the Atlantic -Coast. Five have been disabled by the fierce winter gale now sweeping the At lantic seaboard, and several of them are in danger of sinking deeplte aid hurried to them in response to S O S calls. One has been driven ashore. The Distressed Ships. The ships are: The United States transport Pow hatan, with 471 persons aboard, which became helpless 500 miles oft New York, sent word shorewaril that she was proceeding under her own -steam to Halifax, Novs Scotla The American freight steamer Tar mouth, with $2,000,000 In liquor? aboard, which was disabled oft the southern coast of New Jersey, and is being toward to New York by the Coast 'inani cutter Seneca. The trawler Curlew, of the East Coast Fisheries Company, which was in distress 2S0 miles southwest of thla port. Is being cared for by the steamer Sea Bird. The Shipping Board steamer Inde pendence, In distress at the mud flats off Virginia Beach, Cape Henry. The Shipping Board tanker Wilhelm Jebeen, which ran on a reef off the Florida coast, to whose aid the Coast Guard cutter Yamacraw Is speeding. Unidentified Ship Aafcore. An unidentified vessel, believed to be a 3,000-ton steamer, went ashore two miles east of the Coast Guard station at I.atchogue, I.ong Island, to day. The ship flew no flag, and it was Impossible to Identify her in the fog. Help was sent at once. At 11 o'clock a. m. this radio from Commander Randall, of the Powha tan, was received: "?. K. now. Water not flowing In. Fassengere unconfortable on account of no heat or light. Need no further assistance." 271 Militar? HMM|M The Powhatan, with 271 mllifary and civilian passengers and a crew of 200, was en route from New York for Antwerp when she reported her self In distress between 400 and ?500 miles off the coast yesterday. Captain Handall wirelessed that the ship was leaking In the fire roum and that the room was flooded. A north eastern gale was blowing and there was not enough steam to work the pumps. The Powhatan was formerly the Hamburg-American liner Hamburg, once the temporary yacht of the ex Kaiser. When Colonel Roosevelt started on Ms African hunt he sailed (rum New York on the Hamburg. The Powhatan's passenger list In cludes 1S3 military, eighty-four War Department, two Navy Department, and two Commerce Department pas sengers. Included among these ar? seventv-flve former ?ervti-e men who were en route to France tn begin the work of removing American soldier dead to this country. They are, In charRe of Herbert S. Foreman, for (Continued on Page 17, Column ?.) LEGION WOULD IGNORE CHARGE IT IS G. O.P. TOOL Chicago Officer? tn Keep Mum on Vicioua Attack by Labor Leader. CHICAGO, Jan. 1?.?Officers of the American Legion here ani.ounced themselves today In favor of ignoring the vicious public attack on the lesion by John Fltspatrick, president of the Chicago Federation of l.iih.ir anil more recently national director of the steel strike. Fltspatrick charged the legion was a political tool. "Real soldiers do not belong to Ihe Amerlcar. Legion." said Fltspatrick. "The legion proved that old KnRland la on the Job again. The legion Is a political creature of the Republican party. It Is an organisation of Mar shall Fields and the like " Another speaker before the labor m?*e|lti(f said Ihe American Legion delirili iot. of Americanism n,. ant thut in ????. r to In an American on? had to be a - ah Holland Asks Kaiser To Give Himself Up To The Allies BRUSSELS, .hui. 19.?A dispatch to the Libre Belgique from The Hague today says the Dutch govern ment has asked the former Kaiser to surrender himself to the allies in the hope of avoiding complications be tween Holland and the entente. The allies' request for the extradition of the former German Emperor for trial is reported to have caused agitations in Dutch ministerial circles. The Dutch premier was reported to have conferred with the foreign minister, while the German naval at tache at The Hague held a long conversation with the chief de cabinet. PARIS, Jon. 19.?The Dutch minister to France ex pects Holland to reply to the allied request for the sur renden, of the Kaiser by the end of the week, it was learned today. Americas Must Stand as Model of World Ideals, ?President Tells Envoys American republics must set themselves up as a model' for the world in development of high political and social ideals and abandon all selfish purposes, President Wilson to day told delegates to the Second Pan-American Financial Conference, in a personal letter of welcome, which was read J at the opening of the conference. Text of President's Letter. The text of .the President's letter follow?: "I regret more deeply than I can well express that the condition of my health deprives me of the plea sure and privilege of meeting? with you and personally expressing; the gratification which every officer of this Government feels because of your presence at the National Capi tal, and particularly because of the friendly and significant mission which bring? you to us. "I rejoice with you that In these \roubled times of world reconstruc tion the republics of the American continent should seelc no Belflsh pur pose, but should be guided by a de Hire to serve one another and to serve the. world to the utmost of their ca pacity. "The great privileges that have been showered upon us, both by rea son of our geographical positions and because of the high political and so cial Ideals that have detetrmined the national development of every coun try of the American continent, carry with them obligations, the fulfillment of which must be regarded as a real privilege by every true American. "Beat Serre ?he World.*? "Tt is no small achievement that the Americans are today able to say to the world: 'Here la an Important aec tlon of the globe which has today eliminated.the Idea of conquest from its natioi.al thought and from its in ternational policy.' "The spirit of mutual helpfulness which animates this conference sup plements and strengthen? this Im portant achievement of International policy. "I rejoice with you that we are privileged to assemble with the sole purpose of ascertaining how ? ?? cai. serve one another, for In so doing we best serve the world." ?.?.-rt-lari ?.I ?a? Preside?. Secretary Olaas, who presided, de clared that the world Is suffering from PRESIDENT BRAVES SNOW FOR TOUR OF GROUNDS President Wilson weathered the heaviest snow storm of the season today, and walked through the White House grounds de spite the cold wet snow which was blown from the west. The President discusseti nu merous routine matters with ?Sec retary Tumulty. a greater Unrest than at any time In centuries. Mankind, he .?aid, is show ing aigns ot "neurosis" which may presage the breakdown of goverr. ment unie?? all differences are settled for the common good. Fmphsls 1? laid by delegates on the argument that the United States must finance Latin-America or loae Its war-time acquired trade ther?. Delay Meaaa Trade l.oa?. Just now, they declare, the United States is in a position to ir.vest, and if It delays It will mean Eurcpean countries will eventually raise enough money and crowd thl? country'*i traders for South America's business. Much business will be done in nine teen group committees, which im-linl * such mer. as Frank Vanderllp, of the American International Corporation, and James A. Farrel, president of the United States Steel Corporation. The gioup comlttee meetings will take up the subjects of international loans, construction of railroads and steamship lines, modernising of pub lic utilities, building of roads, and aid to private business. Among those scheduled to speak today and tonight are John Barrett. director general of the Pan-Americaa. Union, and Judge John Barton Payne, chairman of the United States Ship ping Board. l ?a?*? High Ideala. Secretary of State Lansing, in his welcoming address, also urged hlgl ?r ideals. We cannot avoid new responsi bilities to one another and to the world and ought not even If we could, he said. It Is folly to cherish the illusion that the war has not af fected the peace, prosperity and progress of American nations, he de clared. "The Americans," he ?aid, "stand for certain political and social Ideals which permeated our very existence as nations since we declared and achieved our Independence. We can rendar to humanity no greater ser vice than to preserve these lofty Ideals untouched by sordid or selfish purpose a? living witnesses of their beneficent power over the affair? of men." ARCHBISHOP DECLINES TO MEET "DRr LEADERS NEW YORK. J?n. IB.?Patrick J. Hayes, Catholic archbishop of N?w York, will not ?ttend th? meeting of clergymen of New York and vicinity to be held today under auspice? of th? Antt-S?loon League. In a reply to the invitation sent lo him by William H. Anderson, Btat? superintendent of the league, Arch bishop Haye? said It wa? "extraordi nary that Ihe Federal prohibition .11.. ndinrnl should be singled out for I particular attention abov? other 'statutes equally b?nelas.." Soviet "Ambassador" Shows "Credentials" Ignored by State Department. ADJOURNS TO SEEK COUnJS?L Committee Split on Employing Attorney Who Aided Lusk In vestigation in N. Y. - By J. BART CAMPBELL. International News Servite Staff ( ?rnspondent Opposition to Archibald Stevenson, counsel for the Lusk legislative com mittee when it investigated Soviet Russian activities, in New York, caused the Senate Committee ap pointed to probe the presence in this country of Ludwig A. C. K. Martens, American envoy of the Bolshevists, to |??.?????a without legal assistance this morning. To Mehrt Counsel Later. """-Tte-B-tor Mt????, Republican, of New : Hampshire, chairman of the commit tee, said counsel would be selected later. The hearing room on the fourth floor of the Senate Office building was Jammed when Martens arrived. Many women were present. Martens was accompanied by Santeri Nuorteva, his secretary, and several others prominently identified with the Bol shevist group In this country. K. D. Durant, publicity agent of the soviet bureau in New York. ?v? was formerly connected with the Creel bureau of public Information, was an early arrival. Gregory Weinstein, one of Martens' attorneys, also under subpoena to ap pear before the committee, failed to show up, he being confined by Illness at a Washington hotel, It was said. Haa irnicih? fttateaaea?. Martens was the first witness call ed. Former Senator Hardwlck, Mar ten's counael, stated the Russian en voy had prepared a "full and com plete statement," which he desired to read to the committee. Accompanying the statement would be many documents In English and Russian. Hardwlck aaid. "In his statement Mr. Martens will deny specifically he has been Identi fied with, or Instigate?!, any move ment or propaganda Involving any resort to violence or any attempt whatever to overthrow the American Government." Hardwlck said. "It will show he haa acted with un scrupulous propriety, and in full ac cordance with International law as a representative In this country of the Russsian people." Hardwlck said he himself had super vised the "construction" of the state ment. At Senator Borah's suggestion, Mar tens was permitted to proceed with his statement. Deported Krann Russia. Martena began by relating how at the age of twenty-flve years he was deported from Russia to Oermany in lsee. He said he was in Oermany un til 1906. when he went to Switaerland. where he became Identified with the 'people Interested In the revolution ary movement In Russia." His arrest and deportation from Russia, he said, "took place in connec tion with agitation at the time of the coronation of Alexander II." He had participated in a "general strike." He served two years In the German army during his stay in Germany, being forced to undergo military service. He returned from Swltserland to Oer (Contlnued on Page 17, Column 2.) SWISS DEMANDS DEATH; EXECUTIONER IS LACKING Only Guillotine In Switzerland It? Runty and Kept in Museum. GENEVA, Jan. It.?Authorities at Shauffhauaen are confronted with a problem of how legally to execute a Swiss by the name of Ramel, convict ed of murdering ar.other named Olbl, In August, i ? ? The Swiss law provides for behead ing with the saber or guillotine, but there are no saber executioners now In Swltserland, and the only guillo tine Is in a rusty condition on exhibit In a Lucerne museum. It waa last used tei. years ago. All but four cantons have abolished capi tal punishment and the extreme sen tence usually Is life Imprisonment. Ramel yesterday demanded his death sentence and under the law this is final General May Be Put on Trial For Permitting Cruelty To Soldiers. KNOWN AS "TEACHERS.' PET" Committee Discusses Method of Punishing Him as Director of Prisons. Gen. W. W. Harts, former officer In charge of Public Buildings and Grounds, will be called before a select committee of the House, of which Congressman Royal C. John son is chairman, to defend his ad ministration aa chief of the Ameri can prisons in the area of Paris. The now infamous "Hard-Boiled" 8mlth Incident grew out ot the inves tigation of alleged brutalities and mistreatment of hundreds of Ameri can soldiers In those prison (arms. May Face Court-Martial. Major General Harbord wa? callad | before th? committee this morning and staked what course could be taken to bring about the court-martial of General Hart?. The Secretary of War or General Allen, commander at Coblens, where General Hart? is now on duty would have to order him to ?ppear before the committee. General Harbord said. If, after hearing General Hart's ex planation, the committee still felt that court-martial proceedings should be instituted, the Secretary of War would be asked to take such a course. Congressman Bland of Indiana, a member of the committee, referred to General Harts as being "teacher's pet." He said that General Harts ac companied President Wilson on his trip In France and England; that he was often in the receiving line at the White House during the administra tion of President Taft, and that "it is a dangerous thing to attack a man who is so close to the thron?. ' IrUBili., -?Uli rresldeat. Mr. Bland asked General Harbord ? If he did not see General Hart? fre ' quently with President Wilson when the latter was In Europe. The g-n . eral said he had not; that he had I seen President Wilson only twice? [ once In a theater In Washington and i again when the President was leav ing Paris. General Harbord explained that it | was common 'nowledge that Gen ? eral Harts ? ? the President etere ?frequently together. A cable fron*. Washington assigned General Harts to the Peace Commission, General Harbord said. Congressman Bland told Geneiil Harbord that thousands of Amerlrar. boys went through the prisons tn the Parts area and after suffering hor rors and tortures there, came out pnysl.-ally unfit. Tho investigation which revealed these facts ".suited In the convlct'on of "Hard-Boiled" Smith and a few other of lower rank. The officers higher up managed to escape, Mr. Bland said. The committee made ? claim thPt It Intends to press its case until those high officers responsible for thes? conditions are punished. General Harbord said that Oen eral Harts told him that he sent a I letter to the House Committee, when | it was In France last year a?kln< | for an opportunity to be heard. Mr. Bland replied that no such letter had? I ever been received by the committee. GERMANY ADOPTS SOVIET SYSTEM FOR BUSINESS National Assembly Passes Factory Councils Law By Vote of 213 to 64. BERLIN. Jan. 10.?Germany's in dustrial revolution was "legalized" today, when the factory councils' law was passed by the National Assembly by a vote of 21,1 to 1*4. This measure provides for compulsory adoption by employers of the soviet system by all business enterprises and agricultur ists. Worklngmen, Including farm labor ers, will have me.nhershlp upon vari ous boards of directors and managing boards, snd will be In a position tn Investigate all bookkeeping profits and expenditures. Communists and Independent So cialist factions opposed the bill be cause of a clause providing govern - ; ment supervision. One of th? reuses of (he Communist d?-mon?tratlons be fore (he It. ?? I.-Iiik l.iilldlng was tills opposition to tht. supervision ?Uose of Ih? messore EARLY RUM TEST + ?*? + Supreme Court Spe-ada Up Final Decision as to Con stitutionality of Law. 4\ + + STATE IS BACKING SUIT ?**?*? + Arguments Probably Will Be Heard in March, as Tribunal Recesses Soon. + + + TTae ?oprrar Court ??day speed ed ap Ita amai dedalea aa te wketker eeaetltutleaal prohib? llea l? valid. Aaaoanccaara? -?at? asad? that the appllratlaa at ?ke State of Rhade lslaad ta laatltate urtgtaal proecedlaaa la lh.- eeart ts teat ?ke validity at tke IHtk Amend ?seat aaal tke Valatead law ?-? for. It?,. It kad beea ?rrnntrd. Rk4?de lslaad la asaklag the ap pllcatlaa claimed ?ke law could not a? eaferced la tke State waimi Its eeeeca?, as tke State kad rejected the praklbltlaa aaseadateat. Eafei-ceaaeat would be a aerl ona lafrlageaseat upon Ike pellee powrra aad ao?i?rla;n right? ef tke Sta???. It waa elalaaed. iVTHORIZRD BT STATE Tke ?alt was aatkertsed ky tke ? hod? Island legislature aad back ed *srl?k aa appropriation of $9.00?. Tke State Aura aa? eeatead tkat Ita fallare ?a ratify mala?-? tke aaaradaaeat void, bat It deea ?-??? tead ?kat tkr law rana?? be em? torres la Rkode lalaad, wklek kaa rejected It. Tke i.oirrnrarai argaed tkat tke Sapreair ? nun had ao Jarladlc ?loa ?a kear tke ease erlglaally. aad ?kat it Maust be ?altlated la ?ke lower eearta. aad feagkt* tkreagk them until it eveataally rrarh.d tke Sap?nee Ceart. To day?? drrl.i ? rllal??? ?be de? lay tkla would la valve. Tke Suprrrar ?our?, however, refused ?o great aa Injunction re. ?iraiplna State aad Federal of Serra ' from < ritorcine conatlta ?lenal prohibition la tbe State, nkede lalaaad auuat be a? dry aa nnr atkrr State aatll tke case Is aaally dlspoaed of M> DECISION BEFORE MARCH. Bvea wltk tke exprdltloa grant? ed today, tke ease probably will n..| be argued until March, aa tke court reeeaaea dartag February. Solicitor l.rarral Klag ??Id the ?aoveraaaeat will makr every ef fort ?a rush the proccrdlna? by movlag next Maaday to dianiaw Rkode Islaad'a bill af compiala? Tke court's actlaa on this aaotlon will ?? ??rani..? the validity of ?rea ?niuiionni prohibition be be lieves. BANDITS FIRE ON SHIP OF RED CROSS WORKERS Narrowly Escape Death from Bul lets of Snipers Off -Coast Of Dalmatin. PARIS. Jan. 19.?Miss Virginia Cow per. of* Hoboken, N. J., and Lieut. Jo seph Oldahue, of Pittsburgh, Red Cross workers, arrived here today from the Dalmatian coast after a nar row escape from death. Shortly after leaving Catero on the lUllan steamship Malfettl. for Italy, on Wednesday, a volley of shots was fired from the hills surrounding the harbor. An Italian standing near Miss Cowper and another person on board were killed and four were wounded. Miss Cowper. the only woman on board, was ordered below at once. It waa believed that the shots were fired by bandits. Before his enlistment In the Red Cross service Oldshue was a news paperman in Pittsburgh. CLEMENCEAU TO REMAIN HEAD OF COUNCIL, BELIEF PARIS, Jan. 19.?Georges Clemen ceau, retiring French premier, will continue as president of the supreme council until the Adriatic and other pressing problems have been settled. It was believed today. Contrary to expectations, he has not resigned a? head of the council. The liiS'.-Sisv delegates have not >yt received s reply from Relgrade on the tentative ??.'niton for disposition of V*1?am? advanced by the council. mfmm~ E Secretary Declares Criticism of Navy "Very Pitiful Thing." DENIES ADMIRAL'S SLUR Makes Reply to Prevent Pos sible International Discussion. A full Investigation of tbe charges made by Rear Admiral Sims regard ing the American naval policy during the war was ordered by the Senate Naval Affairs Committee. Secretary Daniels earlier In the day said that he would be glad to have the Senate make a complete investigation of the navy. "Every letter and every order and everything the Navy Did Is here for their inspec tion," he said. "Very Pitiful T-?ng.*' H? said It va? "a very pittfoi thing" that any one ?hoirid say that the navy did not do everything pos sible during the war. "The navy did a great deal and we are proud of It," Secretary Daniel? said. "Of course, we don't pretend to say that the navy did 100 per cent of all that might have been done. "The navy's primary duty was the protection of the soldiers who were being transported to France, and that was done. "The second great duty of the navy was the warfare against submarines and our record stands open on that matter. ? a at toned ?.ina?. "Admiral Stms was sent to London to Investigate and to make recom mendations. He waa there to obey Oders. "I cautioned Admiral Sims before going to London, and recalled a speech he had made there some years ago which was hardly diplomatic. "The only reason I have answered hla charge and declared that I did not make the statement he referred to with regard to the British pulling the wool over his eyes was because that subject might be Internationally discussed. "A thorough Investigation should be made of all of these charges. If the Senate doesn't make it, some other tribunal may be asked to." The subcommittee has prepared to resume Its hearings on the medal awards? at once, with Sims on the stand. Subcommittee member? said (Continuad on Page 2, Column 3.) U.S.PIMOCUI Department of Justice Sum mons Manufacturers and Dealers for Conference. The Department of Justice now Is in possession of evidence showing that the natural laws of supply and demand are not being allow'ed to operate In determining prices of wear ing apparel. It was learned today. Justice officials plan to let this be known here this week at conferences to which they have Invited repre sentatives of the big clothing manu facturers, retail dealers, and wool cloth makers. Attorney General Palmer may ad dress the conferees In person. Or. ?G the press of other business Is too great, he will leave that to Assistant Attorney Oeneral Flgg. now In charg? >f Palmer's antl-proflteerlng caai palgn. Justice Department officials ho**a* the conference will result in outlaw Ins $18 shoes, t10 hats, and $100 suits. The conferences with th? "tradr" probably will begin Tuesday. Manu facturers and dealers, however, are expected to arrive today for a pre liminary conference among them selves before meeting the Jus/Ice of fici at?. Under plans made by Palmer and flgg, the Justice Department will lay befnr? the manufacturer? ?nd dealers what It knows of cost? and retail, price? and th? situation generally, anil then call on them to d?eld? waa?* shall be done lo bring down prie? The business men will be eipecled U submit a plan of action for the apj provai ?f th? Attoraey ? :?. ersi.