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aid Mr. Littleton, \I make a prediction, Inot n threat, that this country will un derstand that this political tiartv la the aeent and conspirator with tho dark forces of the Invisible empire, whose object la tho destruction of con- stitutional Btrvemmtnt In America. I say that before this question U over It will arouse this country. is no lem neit in a teanot.\ 's soaelon marked Mr. Little' ton's lost appearanco In the case. He was forced to withdraw to keen a previous professional eneaffo ment In connection with tho Newberry election trials In Detroit John B. Stanchfleld announced to night that he would bo ready to begin tho examination ot witnesses 10 morrow. In denying n motion Of 8. John Block for a bill of particulars of the charges against tho Assemblyman, Chairman Martin said that as tho pro- ceeding was not a trial, such a docu- ment might nrescrfbe; the scope of the Inquiry. Ho assured the counsel for tho accused that the hearing would be wide opon and that they would be per- mitted to enter any testimony that mtaht irlvo the eortimltttd light Tho first evidence to be Introduced It Is understood, will be a speech delivered some time ago to what has been described as an \ultra-radica- l\ 'gathering by August. Claessens, a school teacher and one of tho flvo suspended assemblymen. Five of the Socialist leaders who will fee called among the first witnesses ar- rived They aro Julius Ocrber, ft ) i n . j t r m.nA Llin3 AU11U DlOttl UHU X. 4U wilful.. ecretarles of locals Itj New York, Bronx and Kings counties' respectively: former Alderman Algernon Lee. educational di rector of tho Rand School, and George Ooebel, manager of tho Peoplo's House and a former 'member of tho Socialist National Committee Littleton Make Attack. Mr. Littleton launched his, attack upon tho Socialists by saying that he would have been content to leave unchallenged the criticisms of the speclflo charges and allegations In the original resolution had it not been that counsel for the social lata had 'gone far afield In their arcu ments for dlmmlssal and had engaged In discussion of political philosophies and new conditions established on the othor aide of tho ocean. \It may bo,\ ho said, \better to have It now than at any other time. The representation with reference to what these five men did and what they pro fess and what they engaged to do sits out as plainly as anything can stand out that they gave their allegiance wholly and solely to an alien and In- visible empire known as the Interna tional. \It stands out that they are citizens not In reality of the country that sus- tains and maintains them but they arc cltltens of this Invisible empire, which projects Itself as a revolutionary force Into every country, menacing Its Insti- tutions and threatening Its overflow. Their alleglanco before they over en tered unon the threshold of the cham ber was given to this empire, which masquerades at one time with the soft ness of parliamentary reform ana wnicn declares Itself In favor of revolution with forte, according to the place and time where It may so declare. \It Is that alien state, people of alien races pledged to the destruction of this Government and Its institutions, mat ins charges say that these men belong to and act with. It Is not a geographical state. It cannot be bounded by the oceans or the seae. It cannot be bounded bv territories. It cannot be bounded by the landmarks of history; but it Is an Invisible empire,- using at one time the pretense of persuasion and at another time the threat of force or violence ac- cording as the law of the country per mits It to do so, or as it may escape the vlgilanco of the laws. Says Tbtr Jnesle Words. it dots it In churches: It does It In public forums, and unbluahlngty does It In legislative arsemmies; ana wnerever the challenge Is made It escapes by de- claring that It means the force of the ballot Having used the violent words that mean revolution they declare revo- lution was' rHerely a revolution brought about by persuasion. \That. Is the alien state to which, be- - tbn fltf members had ever entered Into this chamber, they had pledged their fortune nnd nonor ana Biiegiance , and' that alien state Is the Invisible em-pl- re of revolutionary force, thrusting it-- .i inn th hnsam of this constitutional TiimtiMle and daring to overthrow this dovernment, embodied as It Is In the organic constitution of the country: doing It by force If necessary i perhaps by peace, ff possible. That Is the pro- gramme that Is charged. It Is the Bol-..- n. M.MHmm n wIM eneculatlon. \Mr. Stedmnn says that you do not hear Socialists pledging their allegiance to Kaisers or men of that type or au- tocrats. No; tut you have their solemn Hiirniirtn in convention assembled that they pledged themselves to sclidar. Ity with the Soviet Government of Rus in nnri the revolution. \Mr. Chairman, this Is the proper place to remind you and your associates and the other members of this body pres- ent that qurs Is a Government of liberty, ours la a definitive r.tfl Mtuhiished bv a definitive liutru ment Ours Is not Italian liberty, not French liberty, not English liberty, not Russian liberty, not Slavish liberty, not Asiatic liberty, ours is consiiumonai liberty, a constitutional republic, in the centro of whose crown Is tho Jewel of tho Constitution.' Mr. Littleton roferred to the only charge In which Seymour Stedman ad- mitted there was any merit and which he said If proved would loavo nothing for the Socialists to do but livp the chamber In humiliation. It was that by Its declaration In St. Louis In April, 1017, tho Socialist Party had pledged It- self to resist\ tho conduct of the war by every moans possible. His remarks on this phase of the charges led to the ref- erence to traitors writing\ tho laws, which' evoked the applause that featured tho session. Socialists ta tVar Time. Mr. Littleton charged that when the country Was at war tho Socialist Party by every possible means sough: to give aid and comfort to the enemy and that the record In this respect provldod ample ground for tho Legislature to challenge the right of the party's representatives to sit unblushlngly In the counoils of tho country and dictate the laws. He went on! \Mr. Hlllqult said yesterday what may be treason to-d- may be the law of the land It will bo the law to- morrow If you let traitors write the law. \Something has, been said with regard to the vagueness of the charge con- tained In the resolution about what theso members pledged themselves to do be- fore they came here. The charge says that the constitution of tho Socialist party of the Stnt of New York rrovMrr RAMESE a member may be expelled from tlie party or may be suspended for a period not exceeding one year for tho following offences I \For falling or refusing when elected to publlo orflce to. abide and carry out such Instructions as he may have re- ceived from the dues paying organiza- tion,, or as prescribed by the State or national constitution.\ This ted Mr. Littleton to a vigorous challenge to the critics or the Assembly's action, particularly the liar Association of Now York city, on tho ground that the socialist requirements mado a mock' cry of representative Government Mr, Littleton pointed out that the dues paying members of tho Socialist organ ization might or might not bo aliens, might or might not be minors, but that aliens, probably willing tools of alien Governments, might comprise tlie sole constituencies' of men amenable to their dictates. Ho continued t \It Is not said here, nor Is It con- tended, that theso .were alien dues pay- ing members, because that Isn't charged m tho language of the resolution. But the fact Is, nnd the point I males Is, that all of this superficial patter about representative government finding Its ut- terance Is the misguided, If judicial, nhrasa of such distinguished gontlemen as Mr, Hughes. It reaches a mora vocal and violent nolnt lu-t- declaration ot counsel for the five Assemblymen. His utterance that we nre destroying repre- sentative government Is a perfect mock-tr- y when applied to the facts ot this particular charge. Argties in Form of Question. \Do you Imaglno for a moment Mr. Chairman, that It would over be con- tended on a question of representative government that you could come here, tor Instance, with a written pledgo to a curtain class of people In your commun- ity j that when they got ready and were disappointed In your fidelity to them they could nio your resignation with the publlo authorities? \Supposo It could be proved that mem- bers' In this body had given their obli- gation In writing to the bankers of New York city that when tho bankers be- came dissatisfied with their conduct In the Assembly they could filo their resig- nations and take them out of the As- sembly, and It wero thus proved, the capitalistic class, If you please, the bankers or any other class ot business men, having a constitution, If you nlease. which commanded Its represen tative when he entered nnd mado his application and became a member, obliged himself thus to act on penalty of expulsion from the organization, would anybody doubt that such a mem ber coming hero under such conditions, the facts having been mado clear, would bo expelled from this body? Could any body doubt tho wisdom or the pro- priety, not merely the power, of such a proceeding? \And vet. I repeat It this cnarsro in volves tho statement, and tho evidence will be forthcoming upon that ques tion, that these ircntlemen gavo tho Dledce when they Joined the organlza. tlon over their signatures that they would file their resignations before they camo to this body, and that those roslg. nallonn should be filed. with the public authorities whenever, In the judgment of the dues paying membors, their mnster. It was necessary to do so, nnd thev nromlsed that they would glvo that resignation In writing to their dues navliiK masters. \And that Is the glorious representa tive eovernment on behalf of which the bar associations of the country have been passing resolutions. That la the representative government noout wmcn we have heard so mucn. \There never was before eucn nn ancnev Bent anywhere to do the hid. ding ef possible aliens as that pro- gramme outlines. That Is the charge Involved In that particular pan or me resolution. Prediction of Littleton. Mr. Littleton concluded with this pre diction: ' \Before this Investigation js over ana beforo the waves which Jiavo been stirred the waves, .of public opinion have finally subsided I make no threat but I maka n oredlct on. that this coun try will understand that this nolltlcal nartv. masaucradlng as a politi cal party and under the guise and name of a political party, is tne agent ana ire coconspirator with the dark foroja of this Invisible empire whoso object is forcible destruction of constitutional government In America. This case win reach further as time goes on, when we come to understand that everything that embarrasses our Ideals of liberty and which we expect our children to take from us Unimpaired; everything which came to us as the product of these urns triout men to whose labor and genius wo owe everything we have; when we understand the object of the deliberate assault of these men waged In words of peace when compelled to, but used as violence and forco when they dare to, and that Is the overthrow of constltu tlonal liberty In America. \I say that question before It Is over will arouse this Vountry. It will not be a tempest In a teapot It will be a ques- tion as to whether they can hypocriti- cally masquerade a a political party nnd strike hands with every agency of force and revolution, and still make simple American people understand they are not sworn enemies of their country and ready to overhtrow It That ques- tion will yet be understood and must bo understood. Now, I say that the charges are complete and sufficient to answer1 every purpose for a legislative body to find out whether these men are entitled to sit In It I say that the charge Is brought un der the amplest provisions of tho law and within the region of Justifiable and extensive precedent I say the whole matter Is a question as to whether We comi to grips now and whether what we sty Is true or not and let even-bod- answer freely and to the end that justice may be done.\ Stedman Upholds Aeonsed. Mr. Stedman's argument was to the effect that If everything that Is iirarged against th Socialists In the statement issued by the Judiciary committee is proved there still would remain Insuffi- cient cause for their expulsion, He ar- gued that the dues paying feature of the Socialist party organization dir. fercd from that of other parties only In that their organization was a permanent one. what corresponded to dues were paid In one way or another by members of the Democratic ana Republican par-tit- s, he asserted. He argued that the Socialists had the right to such organization rules, and ridiculed the contention that loyalty to party platform constituted a disqualifica- tion or cause for suspension of mem- bers. He admitted that the socialist fiarty did expel Its members when they did not keep faith, but later, In reply to Judire Sutherland, denied that bv this he Admitted the trutn of the and bestoFall- - K$MESE$ f committee's charge that resignations had been exacted from tho five men un- der Investigation before they took office. . \The Socialists caucus, they pay dues,\ he said, \and havo a permanent or- -i ganlzatton, according to your charge, but does tho fact that men have a per- manent dues paying organization' form a qualifying differentiation from an or? sanitation that Is not dues paying and that may be merely a voluntary or- ganisation where you are paring month-- , ly or yearly ducsT' \We know that you Democrats and Republicans repudiating your cauous and your unit rule very quickly are brushed aside, because, after all) your power and strength exists In your or- ganization In tho house nnd out You compromise your common differences and you pledge yourselves to tho or - sanitation, and the organization, In toffi..!2.!ta !!?\h . lng those men guilty of keeping faith with their platform constitutes' a cir- cumstance which shows a want of the necessary qualifications. Draws Party Parallel. \You let a man from the Democratic organisation violate the principles and the essential pledges of his platform, not tnesa portions which are usually put in as fringe, and where does he goT Ho would bo fired out would he notT And what Is the difference between you and us In this? \We do firo them out If they do not keep faith. I doubt not that you do It In clubs ; perhaps It Is not so open. Our conspiracy ta so open that some emi- nent council cannot see It, and they are digging Into the basement for the facts which aro In broad daylight \wo pursuo a political programme. We believe In the majority dictating the cause In society. We repudiate tho theory that agencies must come through physical effort In discord. Wo havo clcarcut notions and theories as to how to bring things, but, gentlemen, Mr, Hlllqult was not making a threat when he said when you challenge representa tion Judgment you welcome an autoc racy and when you do that tho end Is clear. \Ho said It not as a challengo but as a prediction. You either will have an autocracy or you will have a repre sentative democracy. \Your last charge Is the only charge which I consider has any merit. You say the Socialist party of America did urge Its members to refrain from taking part In any way, shape or form In the war and did affirmatively urge them to refuse to engage In the production of munitions of war and other necessaries used In the prosecution of the said war, and did thereby stomp tho sqld party and nil ot its members witn an inimical attitude to the best interests of the United States and the State of New York: \If that Is proved against the party, and theso men are members of It we will have nothing to say except leave these chambers In humiliation. Those of us who know the record of the party are only Induced to smile at so unfortu nate a statement growing out of such in- adequate Information.\ Appeal by John Block. The last motion entered by the So- cialist was argued by John Block. It was the demand for a bill of particulars sitting forth the exact tlmo and circum- stances under which some of the things charged against tho Socialists are al- leged to havo been committed. \Wo will be at a decided disadvantage If wo don't know what wo aro to be called upon to meet\ asserted Mr. Block, deslarlnc a defendant always is entitled to a bill of particulars. A copy of the New York van in tne hands of Mr. Stanchfleld when he roro to reply aroused the Socialists. Mr. Stanchfleld referred to the paper as the official organ of the Socialist party, and started to read an extract from It In response to Mr, Block's plea to let the Socialist counsel know Just what tho committee charges mean In stating that the Socialists adopted resolutions ex pressing solidarity with tho Russian Soviet Government. \It is tho lamruaire of Mr. Block and Mr. Hlllqult\ asserted Mr. Stanchfleld, and he continued reading ' tho story which said the document was the most revolutionary ever drawn Up and was certain to bring back many Socialists who had left tho party for one reason or another. 'I object to the presentation of evi dence In such an irregular way,\ Inter- rupted Mr. Hlllqult \This Is not evldonce,\ returned Mr, Stanchfleld. \I am answering Mr. Block's argument In an effort to Bhow that the words solidarity with tho Rus- sian Soviet came from the pen of Mr. Block, the man who Introduced the manifesto at the Chicago convention. and that the convention was told It was based upon Mr. Ulllqult's work at Sara-nac- .\ Stanchfleld Is Heckled. \You are not testifying, are you, Mr. Stanchfleld?\ asked Block. Those\ aro statements that must bo proved,\ echoed Mr. Hlllqult I was trying to snow that these gen tlemen are actually possessed of the knowledgo they ask us to give them,\ said Mr. Stanchfleld, asserting a second later that Mr. Block is president of the company publishing the C'nll. Mr. Block was on his feet In nn In stant declaring that he may or may not have had a hand In drafting tho mani- festo adopted at Chicago, but eald It was up to the Other side to prove It Chairman Martin ruled that Mr. Stanchfleld was arguing properly. \This Is not a trial, \It's an Investga- - tlon,\ Mr. Stanchfleld said, opposing the motion for a bill of particulars, \The evidence will furnish these gentlemen with a bill of particulars.\ \A fair trial is impossible u we don't know what facts are ahead of us,\ complained Mr. Hlllqult \It Is a quibble to say this Is cot an ordinary prosecution.\ In the course of his talk Mr. Hlllqult wanted to know If the Assembly ex- pected to Investigate Lenlne and Trotsky, or to call them as witnesses. 'It Is your conception of what you believe we are that you are trying us cn,\ ho shouted. \We must know what that concep tion la if we are to meet your charges.\ Chairman Martin, overruled the mo tion for a, bill of particulars, declared that he would see that If the counsel for tho Socialists were faced with any new evidence that they needed addi- tional time' to combat or time to get witnesses, he would see that they had plenty of time. This brought a protest from Mr. Block, who said It was not the Social ists but some' other people who sotined to want to delay the trial until after the legislative session ends. \Oh I guess not\ returned Mr. Martin. Ulllqult Motion Is Denied. 's hearing opened shortly after 10:30. when Chairman Martin read Into the record a dental of the Hlllqult mo- tion to have the proceedings held Ths decision follows: Thn motion of Mr. Hlttmilt tW ih. proceedings before the committee be dis missed ana mat tne committee renort to the Assembly recommending the immedi- ate' dismissal of the proceedings on the grcund that the proceedings are without warrant In the constitution or In the statutes of the State of New York and are absolutely Illegal and void, Is denied, with an exception to Mr. Hlllqult\ This attitude of the trial body was based on the constitutional nrovlslnn which makes both branches of the Legis- lature the Unqualified Judges of the eligibility of their members. nay i inquire i: tho decision of the ormmltteo on my motion was unanl- - moui?'' asked Mr. Hlllqult The decision or the chair was made after consultation with the committee,\ retponuea nr. Aiarun. Sure Relief 3? 6 Bell-an- s II a a hot waier llZIM Sure Relief RE LL-A- NS Iks? FOR INDIGESTION 'SENATOR OWEN SEES DANGER TO LIBERTY Says Sedition Bill' Violates American Spirit, Washington, Jan, 21. Tho Graham bill, pending In tho House, was attacked by Senator Owen (Okm.) In an addross here before the Natlonnl Popular Government League. of which he Is president Sonator Owen said the measure extended governmental powor beyond all reasonable Inhibitions, Violated tho spirit of the Constitution and placed In the ofllco of itho Postmaa-ter-Qener- powers whloh Bhould not be intrusted to any \bureau clerk.\ \Such arbitrary power would as suredly bo abused,\ said Senator Owen, \and liberty of speech bo under an ever dangerous menace. I have too mucn faith In the common sense and patriot ism of some 110.000.000 of American people to believe that either their opin- ions about theft- - Government or their Government Itself can bo 'overthrown by a handful Of extreme theorists. \I am unwilling under tho guise of curbing this handful of agitators to de- stroy tho established liberties of the American people to discuss' their Const! tutlon and laws, to critlclso their Gov- ernment and elected and appointed ser vants with no fears of penitentiaries. arrests, fines and cruel and unusual pun ishments hanging over them. \Nlnoty per cent of the talk about tho danger of a Bolshevik 'revolution' In this country Is nonsense, it Is high time to discount hysteria and return to normal thinking. Moreover,. I believe the time has como to liberate all mere political prisoners, as all European nations have done.\ DENOUNCES SEDITION BILL. ICnnsns City Star Says Snch Emergency Has Passed. Special Despalcfi to Tns Sex. Kansas Cirr, Jan. 21. The Kansas City Star editorially denounces the Gra ham sedition bill In an article entitled 'Attack on Free Speech,\ as follows: \During the war It was perhaps essential that tho Postmaster-aener- al have power to light sedition by barring from the malls seditious newspapers. But that emergency has passed. In time of peaco there Is certainly no reason for giving any official such arbitrary power. If there. Is sedition It can bo met by the ordinary processes of' the courts. \The sedition bill now pending In the Houso Is a dangerous measure, Id that It seeks to perpotunte the arbitrary war powers of the Postermaster-Gen- - eral. The difficulty la tlml lha eilnUliOd of such power acta as a censorship. It can be used to suppress legitimate, criticism, hamper free speech. \Democratlo Institutions are founded on the right of free discussion. The pending bill Is an attack on this right It ought to fall.\ JERSEY CITY HALTS RADICALS. Ordinance Passed neqnlrlnir Per mits From Chief ot Police. In or lBequence of tho recent attempt of Socialists to havo Victor L. Berger speak nt a meeting In Jersey City the City Commissioners yesterday passed nn ordinance Intended to prevent radical ob structionists from attempting to make public speeches In that city. According to tho provisions of the or dinance any person who shall rent Orhall or any place of meeting \whereat any person than speak on the subject of ob- structing the Government of the United States or any State thereof, or shall ad- vocate the overthrow thereof,\ without first obtaining a permit from the Chief of Tollce, shall be punished by Imprison ment not exceeding one year or by. a fine- of $300 or both. A dozen radicals rounded up In recent raids, most of them from New Jersey, were released on ball from Ellis Island last night LABOR TO VOICE PROTEST. State Conference Called to Con demn Socialist Suspension. At a conference of thirty jrenresenta- - tlves of one hundred labor and other organ.zatlons at tho R?nd School of So- cial Science last night It was dco.ded to propose At a State labor conference In lbnny a \national civic and civil rights conference\ to protest against the ac- tion of tho Assembly In suspending the Socialist Assemblymen and against \un- warranted\ deportations. The propoial wn made by James O'Neill, associate editor of the Call. The State confer-o- n :o in Albany will bo held Saturday, January SI. Justice Jacob Panken of the Second District Municipal Court denounced Speaker Sweet and Ills associates as \traitors.\ Awarded $10,000 Damn go Verdict. A Jury in Justice Young's part of the Supreme Court at White Plains awarded vnriiict of 110.000 yesterday to Mrs. Elizabeth Sweoney against the New York Central Railroad Company for (ha kill- ing of her husband, George F. Sweiney, J December 14, 191T. Sweeney was walk- ing or tho main track to the boiler house of the company at Croton, whew ho wa employed, wben run down ny an engine. EXECUTIVE POSITION WANTED. Responsible, high sal- aried man, 36, exceptional standing both continents, educated and trained Eu- rope and America; indus- trial, commercial, financial, diplomatic experience; fa- milial with law; linguist, statistician, analyst, editor, public speaker, employ- ment manager, organiza- tion expert. Opportunity rather than mere salary. J. 8286 Sun office. THE MAN WITH THREE NAMES CLARICE DARROW TO DEFEND 6ITL0W Importance Radicals Attach to Caso Shown by Oholco of Famous Lawyer. ONE JUROR IS SELECTED Questions Ittnt at Gonornl Strike if Bocalist Assembly- men Aro Defeated. The Importance attached 'by the radical forces to the trial of Benjamin B. Gltlow on a charge of criminal anarchy was Indicated yes- terday when the trial began with Clarence Darrow of Chicago appearing with Charles Itecht as Gltlow's counsel. Darrow defended the McNamaras In the Los Angeles dynamite caso In 1911, and Moyer, Haywood and Pettlbone when they were charged with the murder of v. Steunenburg of Idaho, and Is a veteran of much other court room con- flict He Is a Socialist Only one Juror was obtained yester day. Ho Is Frank V. Kennedy of 553 West 187ti street, a commercial agent for the New Yorjf Telephone Company. At the close of the session Justice Weeks, who Is sitting In the criminal branch of the Supreme Court Instructed Kennedy to refrain from reading ac- counts not only of this trial but of tho trial of the Socialist Assemblymen at' Albany. , That the proceedings at Albany and tho Gltlow trial are closely related In the minds of Gltlow's lawyers and that the extremists - Jht attempt a ecneral strike if the Assemblymen were perma nently expelled was suggoBted by the questions which Charles Recht. Gltlow's attorney of record, asked the lone Juror before he ras accented. One of the questions was: If tho representatives of the Socialist party or the Communist oarty. after being duly elected, were thrown out o. the Assembly and such act were followed by a strike, would you consider the ad- vocacy of such a strike an unlawful act?\ Kennedy said \No.\ Another question was whether he deemed unlawful \In- dustrial action\ by a majority or a minority In order to obtain political rights. To this and a query as to whether ho would rate as unlawful n cessation of work until tho political de mands of tho minority were obtained Kennedy replied In the necatlve. He. also said he believed that If a majority of people wero dissatisfied with the form of a government they had a rtjht to overthrow it by means of tho ballot, and mat ho did not believe In nutt ne a minority In Jail for voicing Its opinion. Darrow took a hand In the examination In the afternoon. Alexander I. Itorke, Assistant District Attorney, also asked many questions. Mrs. Rosa Pastor Stokes had been subpoenaed to appear ,as a witness for tho State. Sho did not appear. A pro cess server brought back word that the subpeena had been handed to Mrs, Stokes by a servant at her home. 88 Grove street Rorke then asked Justice Weeks for a bench warrant It was not granted, but the Justice asked Rorke to direct the police to guard Mrs. Stokes's homo all night and see that she did not leave the court's Jurisdiction. Sergeant Gegan of tho Bomb Squad was sent to Grove street with Instructions to hand another subpeena to Mrs. Stokes It she was visible. Gltlow is one of nine persons Indicted by the extraordinary Grand Jury on No- vember 28 following raids on the Com- munist party. It Is alleged that ho was business agent of the Revolutionary Age and with others was responsible for .a Communist manifesto advocating violent overturn of the Government The trial of James J, Larkln, Irish labor agitator. Is to follow Gltlow's. The Gltlow trial will go on at 10 :30 o'clock this morning. S. John Block, one of counsel for the Socialist Assemblymen, was asked In Al- bany last night If Attorney ReclH'S ques- tions to the talesman In the Gltlow trial were to ba taken as an Intimation that a general strike was In prospect, Mr. Bloch repllod: \The Socialist party Is a political organisation and does not concern Itself with fomenting strikes, but I will not say that such action Is un- likely If the workers decide representa- tive government Is a dead letter. Per- sonally, I do not believe there will be a general strike.\ Morris Hlllqult, chief counsel for the Socialists, sold : \I know nothing or any plan for a general strike.\ Mr. Hlllqult In tho trial at Albany on Tuesday \warned\ the Assembly that It It con- summated Its act It \will loosen the vio- lent revolution whloh we Socialist have always endeavored and are endeavoring to stem.\ Aalta Repayment of 9S,840, Cornelius, Sullivan, attorney for the executors of the estate ot Theodore P. Shonts, yesterday' petitioned the Surro gates' Court for payment of 12.773 which he advanced for the burial plot for Mr. Shonts and for $77 expended for railroad fares In connection with Mr. Shonts's funeral. Mr. Sullivan said he advanced the money from his own funds when there was no legal represen- tative to take charge of the affairs of the estate. 5ft ApcnUe SEDITION BILJi FIGHT AGITATES CONGRESS Palmer Insista on Tassago as Opposition From Many \ Sources Incroasos. OAGt ON PRESS FEARED Newspaper Pnblishors Point Out Danger of Autocratio Control. s Special CmpsIoA to Tns Bw, WAsiHNOTONJan. 21. Attorney Qon- - era! Palmer will appear before tho House Rules Committee to Insist on tho passage of sedition legis lation. Ho will be followed by Samuel Gompers, president of the American Federation of Labor, and other oppo- nents of the pending bills. The entire question of sedition lcgls-intin- n I.,, Utinnmn n ittorm center In congress and hearings on the measures ..AAnA,fiA titf ihn Tllllft.1 Com- - tnlttco as the result ot many protests which have been received-o- y rotmuc of Congress against tho passage of such n 1.111 t.ivawIm rrinnv folecrrams and petitions are being received urging the legislation. Tle present status of sedition legis- lation Is this: . Tho Senate, with only ono opposing vote, passed tho Sterling bill The House Judiciary Committee reported favorably the bill of Representative Graham (Pa.), similar to tho Scnoto measuro only moro drastlo In a few de- tails and carrying the death penalty for Insurrections or tho taking of life in nfamn Th KtOrlltll? bill WOS rejected by the Houso Commltteo for tho i ,tn..H tha TiirtlMnrv Committee sought Immediate action In it., t tA.ia. Yiu- i niiA frnm the Rules . ll.U 1. \ - Committee a rehearing was determined on because or tne proicsu. Representative Campbell (Kan.), Minlrtnnn nt tha T!n1fH Committee, to day said that many protests against the sterling and uranam ouis woro um received from newspapers who cnargea .!,, n nilnnniHn nilhllci official COUld uso the proposed law as a club over a free press. Frank P. Glass of Birming- ham, Ala., chairman of the American Newspaper Publishers Association, re- cently called attention to this feature of the bills. The fear of the publishers Is that the rniinn.in Minn nt thn hill tnleht be used to stifle any Criticism of a Federal administration: It shall be unlawful for any person to ndvocato or advise the overthrow, or to write, or knowingly to print publish, utter, sell or distribute any document, book, circular, paper, Jour- nal, or other written or printed com- munication. In or by which there Is advised the overthrow by force or violence, or by physical Injury to person or property of the Government of tho United States, or of all gov- ernment or to ndvlso or advocate a change in the form of government or the Constitution of tho United States or resistance to the authority thereof by forco or violence or b physical Injury to person or property, and It shall be unlawful for nny person by forco or violence to prevent, hinder or delay, or attempt to prevent, hinder or delay the execution of any law of the United States. S00 TEUTONS SEEK OLD JOBS ON DOCKS Will Get Them if Their Rcc ords Are Clean. More than five hundred Germans and Austrlans applied at the Custom House yesterday for permits to return 'to their old Jobs at piers along the New York waterfront The applications followed the Government's lifting the wartime re- strictions against alien enemies entering the waterfront tone. The applicants will be permitted to re- turn to their former work provided Supt George F. Lamb ot the Depart- ment of Justico finds their records' are clean. Percy T. Baker, superintendent of the Ellis Island immigration Station, denied yesterday published reports that there la much Illness among the radicals be- ing detained on the Island for deporta- tion. Ho said there havo been two deaths among tho radicals, both from pneumonia, and that both men were 111 when they arrived on the Island. There are about twenty radicals on the sick list he said, and those aro recolvlng treatment In the station hospital. The number of sick on the Island, he said, has been augmented by Immigrants who have arrived hero from Europe lit TO SALVAGE LUSITANIA GOLD. Knurlncers Believe Partial Recov- ery Mny Be Effected. - . mh, A th frAnaiivA frftm thA 111 fntntl Lusltanla will be made early this year. engineers ana uivers wno imvo uetm prospecting about the sunken vessel be- - II - Y. n.. nnn I Aft ..... of fT A f MmO IIUVO UIH. mu o- - i l \ Hu... thousands of pounds' worth of valuables from the big cmnaraer, oui u win oe Impossible, according to expertB, to ralso U- - ...... mat. Ut bnv nt tia nnnm nxtrlilc- - to the groat depth of water In which sho lying. 34th Street James McCreery & Co, Plain Linoleum Plain Color Carpets Seamless Chenille Carpets May Be Purchased Through Our CONTRACT DEPARTMENT For Offices, Show Rooms. Institutions) etc. Unusually Low Prices Estimates and Expert Suggestions Furnished Without Obligation. (Eighth Floor.) For Home-Buildi- ng and Savings This is Thrift Week. Make a start. Bo ono among thousands who practice thrift through the saving? sharo plan (earning 4) of this old relfablo savings institu- tion (82nd year). Even a dollar will start you. The largest savings and\\ loan aMocktton in Greater New York. Under Banking Law. Conservatively managed. Or figure to set nsido $1 to $50 every month in tho Society's Instalment Shares (yiolding 5). If you start in January you earn from February I. Or raye oy mall. Booklet sent, if you ask. Thirty-eig- ht Park fcovy (Potter Building) N. Y. sv . m ' sm. Hr ilt. HELITEIUOH ON STAND. Denounces iCraberser as Peril to Herman Nation. Berlin, Jan. 20 (delayed), clashes botween Utleants and attorneys marked tho first. day of the trial of the II bol caso of Manilas r, Minister ot Finance, acalnst Dr, Karl Ilelfferlch, former y. Taking tho stand this morning, Or, HollTerlch declared his attack On Ilerr Krzberger, which Is the basis of the present action,, was prompted by ethical nnd patrlotlo motives, 11a reviewed Ilorr Erzberger's political career, be- ginning In 1903, and said : \roars of careful observation of Ilerr Krzbcrger's activities have convinced me mis man is bound to become latetui to the German nation and that he must bo removed from public office It our politi- cal llfo Is again to becoma healthy and normal.\ BARS COAL EXPORT TO CANADA ' House mil In Iletallatlon for Print Taper Embargo. Washington, Jan. 21. As n retalia tory act against Canada for enforcing an embargo on print paper Itcpresonta-tlv- o Dyer (Mo.) to-d- Introduced a bill prohibiting the export of coat, culm, slack, shale or coke for five years. He said Canada received about 12,000,000 tons ot coal annually from tho United States. fliniNanELD, Mass., Jan. 21. Em- ployees of the Southworth Paper Com- pany struck to-d- to enforce wage de- mands. The mill employs about 100, virtually all of whom are said by the. strike to be out ( TWO LARGE COAL FIELDS SOLD. Half Million Dollars Paid for 320 Acres In Pnyctte Co., Pa. Uniontown, Pa., Jan. 21. Two sale Involvlpg 320 acres of Payette' county coal lands for a total consideration of moro than half a million dollars, were recorded to-d- when tho deeds were en- tered in tho County Court hero. One transaction was the solo by the noputillc-Connellfvll- le Cnk Compnny of 210 acres In Redstone Township to the Connellsvllle Coko Company for JtKV. 600. Under the other deed J. H. \ Jr., becomes owner of 110 acres ot coal lands In Nicholson nnd German townships. The sale was made by the Consolidated Coke Company for 199,000. Urge Tiro Cent Fare Itepeal, Columdub, Jan. 21. Representative Pearson y Introduced a bill In the Ohio Legislature providing for tho re- peal of tho two cent a mile passenger fare rote on Ohio railroads. The bill charges tho State Public Utilities Com- mission with fixing rates. Trade Marks Mill Passed. Washington, Jan. 21. A bill giving effect to the convention among the United States, Cuba and Central and South American republics for protection of trade marks was passed y by the House and sent to tho Senate. Food for Gormnny Spoils. Berlin, Jan, 21. Food parcel gifts from Americans to friends In Germany continue to arrive In a spoiled condition, this being especially the' caso with ham, bacon, sausages and other perishable commodities. It Is a result of either Inferior production or careless packing. 1 tyB r. ... . v mf a lib wi tma h m m r K0ENIGSF1ATZ HAS NOVELTY. Turned Into Ilorso Market Con- ducted by City of Berlin, niiuw, Jan. 21. Historic Koenlgs-plat- s, which is flanked by the Column of Victory, the General Staff Building and tho monuments of Bismarck, Von Moltke and Von Roon, and which was tho sooner of last week's disorders, was conVortcd yesterday Into a horse mar- ket, conducted by tho city of Berlin In accordance with the provision of tho Versailles treaty which calls for de- liveries ot horses to France and Hal. gltrM. Owners of horses In this city were threatened with, heavy money fines If they fallod to make an appoarance, and the result was a gathering of horses ot all breeds, well fed draft animals, de- crepit cab horses and Spirited saddle mounts. School to Ilesuma German. MrtnMiir. Va . Jan. '9i. Publlrt schnnl officials announced to-d- that the teach- ing of German would be resumed In tho local publlo schools February 2. NOR FOLKS A T THE PRESENT MOMENT IT IS POS- SIBLE FOR FINCHLEY TO SUPPLY A NORFOLK TYPE OF SUIT WHICH HAS BEEN DEVEL- OPED AFTER THE ENGLISH STANDARD OF SPORT CLOTHES. COAT AND TROUSER $50.00 Co-at- , Waitt-coa- t K rttular Irouttr. and knickirbocktr $70.00 CUSTOM FINISH WITHOUT THE ANNOYANCE OF A TRY-O- N READY-TO-PUT-O- TAILORED AT FASHION PARK MM(DI OWoat 46th.Stroot NEW YORK At Sah To-da- y All Our Men's Velour Hats Formerly up to $12.00 ' - Reduced to $5.95 Every Velour Hat in our regular stock in eluded. Better Velours are not to be had. They are as soft as a deep pile plush, and as lustrous as any imported Velour that ever came overseas. They come in--Jet Black, Brown and Green Lined with .silk or satin in color to Match. All sizes. Main Floor aks&Cfomjtattii Broadwii at 34ih Street

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