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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY .28, 1919
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Twr? rrvT?)lii Greater ?w York and
"" *'*"*s > wlthta rummulinc distame
Marine Workers IVotify
Wilson That They Can't
Aeeept Maey Deeision
Uiiioii Leaders Fear
Boat Owners Fail to Ap?
prove the Award?Hint
at an Early Peace Offer
Thomas L. Delahunty, presidont of
the Marine Workers' Affiliation, last
night, wired President Wilson notify
tng him that the Macy award is un
satisfactory to the lb\000 workers in?
volved. In this tolesrram the Presi?
dent was told that tho leaders of tho
men would he unable to prevent a rc
sumption of the stHke, which for three
days last month paralyzed the com
merce of this port, unless immediate
and cquitable relief was given.
On the President's response to this
telcgram and the temper of the dele
pates to the Marine Workers' Affilia?
tion depend whether or not a general
strike order will '. ? issued at a meet?
ing this morning at 26 Park Place.
The best the leaders hoped for last
night was to be able to fix the hour
for striking at not earlier than mid
night Saturday, thus giving the Presi?
dent at least thirty-six hours in which
to arrange some settlement.
The leaders frankly said that the
danger they are facing is not of a
^'rikc under union auspices, but a gen?
eral walkout and a disorganized strike ;
in detiance of the orders of the unions
and the wishes of their officers. Such
a strike, they declare, would be certain
to be marked by disorder and be cx
tremely difficult to settle.
Withhold Text. of Telegram
The telfgTam to the President will
rit be given out until after it has
h?en received at the White House. Mr.
Pelahunty explained yesterday that
this was due the President as a matter
"Will this telegram have the effect
i f holding up a strike order'.'" Mr.
i'p'ehunty -was asked.
?''bat depends," he explained, "on
! iw the men feel when they meet in
tlie morning. They may feel that it is
<?ngeroua to longer delay action."
"Do you think the President will
have time to attend to this matter?"
"If we duplicate the conditions of
.'anuary 12, when we called off the
ftrike at his request. President Wilson
may find time to look into the matter
nstead of devcting a!l of hi3 time to
a visionary league of nations.
"The men are now in no mood to
monkey with boards or commissions.
They inaist on action. They are sore
at me now for what I did on January
! 2.-when they had the matter wel n
nand, but in similar circumstanc.., I
would do the same thing over again.
We just got a raw deal in this arbitra
^Wafah Won't See President
E?-ferring to a statement in the
^eniT.g papers that Frank P. Walr.h.
*bo repTe?ent*d the affiliation before
War Labor "Board, would present
tWrnattor to PresidcM Wilson yes?
terday, Mr. Delahunty expressed doubt
of Mr. Walah having the opportunity.
"He is in Washington, thai's true,"
*aid he, "bat it is very doubtfnl if
h* >.as an opportunity to fjike the
roaVter up with Mr. Wilson. We hope
he wifl. btit we have little faith in
his ability to see him."
The union to which the affilia+io-ri
r-ferred back the Macy uward with
the recommendaiion that. they reject
i'. and aathorize their representativea
tJ? call a strike completed voting last
n:ght. All were unanimous in voting
to strik*. The Marine Knjrinoers ap
pointed a striKe committee, as did t|i0
Boat Ounern Dcfcr Action
The boat owners were expected to I
Spprove the ew?..-d at a meeting heid !
m the Whitehall Club last evening. In
**?ad, they deferred action, consider
able opposition developrng on account
o. the vajru^fiess of the award. This
wa? revealed in a formal statemi
*ued after the meeting by Mr. Paul
?,??--, counael for the several as
'"^laMon-. ln this he also intimated
!>at an attempt mi?ht be mad.: to set?
tle the trouble within the next few
"A mer-ting re :VP 0f prac.
^ai,-v al! of the private-boat ownexa
harbor, has just been heid. The
?Uey awarri haa, been d
moods and I Several
Ona have a- ., ;> , ,-,,, .,.,.,
retation an-i a prompt ruling on
will be requested.
"The meeting -.va? '?.r from unani
aious in favor of aeeeptins the award |
*nd rather apirited oppoaition to it
O?*?loped. In jiew of the fact that
U.e National War Labor Board haH
?'10' yet reeoramended acceptance of the
award by the private boat owners, who
?<-M- not parttes to the submisaion be?
fore St, it araa deeided that it would
be. prematare to vote npon tne qaei
at thia time. if the matter had
I Bt to a vote a ia probable that
.'.?v of those ntreaent wonld have
aurmfted their aeceptance of the award
As it i*. however, the matter
open until u?a\ action by ih? "
"Mar.y of the boat >.?>??-.?? aiated]
th?t the; had been wa.tod u,,,,,, <l)V
?l**atioj,* of pioyas, who
alned tha* their |< adi i i had rols
"H'd them by demandlng an 1m
i"*'' ?-?'?>? ? ????' hour day inatead of
Continued on page eAz
CORPORAL HOWARD M'CA
HON, of 344 Eighth Avenue,
gave up a good position as a metal
lather to entcr the army. Now he
has given up the army after ser?
vice which included the hottest
fighting in thc Argonne with the
.115th Infantry. He didn't get his
old job back.
There is a mother dependent on
Corporal McCahon. IJe has re
turned to her with a gold stripe
on each sleeve, one bespeaking
eight months' service overseas,
the other a machine gun wound in
On the wages of a metal lather
he was able to support her before
we entered the war. Through his
allotment while in the service ho
was able to help her materiaUy.
But now that the war is over Cor?
poral McCahon, wounded in tho
service of his country, is finding it
harder to get work at his trade
than it was to gain glory for him?
self in the Argonne Forest.
And Beat Him
Trio at Long Bcach Attark
Dr. and Mrs. Walter Wii
kins as They Enter Home
LONG BEACH, N. Y., Feb. 27.?When
Dr. Walter Wilkins, a physician with
offices at 165 West Fifty-fourth Street,
Manhattan, entered his home here to
nifrht three burglars knocketl him down
and robbed him. Mrs. Wilkins, who re
turned to Long; Bcach with her hus?
band. was attacked by one of the ma
rauders and beaton over the head until
her skull was fractured. Sho died on
the operating table of the army base
hospital formerly the Nassau Hotel.
Dr. and Mrs. Wilkins returned to
Long Beaeh on the 9:15 train. When
they reached their home the front door
"Stay here," the pliysician said to his
wife when they reached the steps,
?'until 1 see if everything is all right."
Felled by Blow on Head
He crossed thc threshold and was
felled by a blow on the back of his
head. Men. Wilkins sorenmed and
some one in the house shouted, "Take
care of that woman!"
A man rushed out and grappled with
her. Rhe fought desperately, but was
brought down by a blow on the head.
ln the meanwhilo the doctor. who
had been only slightly stunned, sat up
and looked into the muzzle of a pistol.
"Old man," said its holder, politcly,
"we don't want to shoot you, but we're
~oing to get everything you have."
The revolver remained trained on the
pi;ostrate man while the two other rob
bers searched him, taking $45, a gold
wateh and chain and a diamond stick
pin. Then they fled.
Finds Body of Wife
Dr. Wilkins groped his way to the
porch and stumbled over the body of
his unconscious wife. He telephoned
at once to the Nassau Hotel for an
ambulance. Physicians at the hospi?
tal found that Mrs. Wilkins's skull
had been fractured and attempted
vainly to save her life by an operation.
^ Police who responded found that
the house had been ransacked from
parrrt to cellar. Just what had been
taken has not yet been determineci.
A big collie owncd by the physician
was found dead on the stairs.
^ Dr. Wilkins told thc police that the.
three men were young, roughly dress
ed and all wore capa pullcd wcll down
over their eyes. The departments at
Rockville Centre and other town3 are
aiding in the search.
All Roads Patrolled.
The Wilkins home, where the physi- j
cian and his wife pass their summers. j
had been reopened only recently and i
the couple had been living there with?
Thc robbers apparently had spont
some time in the dwelling, for there
were the remains of a meal on the
dining-room table and an empty whis
kcy bottle on the floor.
County Detective Carman 1'lant and
('hief of Polico William Phillips, of
Rockville Centre, are conducting the
search for the three men. Automobilea
ar.' patrolling all roads out from Long
Beach, and the wide meadows near the
Wiikins home have been searched, but
Search of the house revealed in ono
corner of thc hall eightcen inches of
lead pipe covered with cloth. This is
believed to be the weapon with which
Mrs. Wilkins was slain.
The derby hat the physician was
wearing in all probablllty saved his
life. it deflected the hlackjack, and al
though hc Buffered a deep Bcalp wound
hia skull v;us not fractured.
Jellyfisli KoutH Gerard;
Oh, Where Was Hearst?
Voracious I'olyp Attocks Ex
AmbasHador, Who Kctr??uts to
Palm Beacsh Casino
PALM BEACH* F!u? Feb, 27.?For
rner Ambatisador Jamen W. Gcrard was
attacked by a voracioua jellyfish while
in the surf to-day.* Otto Kahn, who
waa near Mr. Geratfd, had a nnrrow
The jellyfi.-h npproached the former
Ambauaador by stealth. It made it*
italde hia bathlng euit and en
'1 itnelf in a tttrong position
before ttpefHng up with fts 42-centI
Gefsrd, taken complotely by ?ur
pr\m, nt.reat.ed j,t ,t rr>ut 1o ,h? c.lk
nno, where attendant* applied cooling
iotlona to take itway the ?mart.
1'. 8, William R;.n?io)ph Hearst and
hm weiking ?tick were nowhere about. i
In Labor Fight
Appeals to Workers and Em?
ployers in Industrial Con?
ference to Get Together
Miners Postpone Strike
Committee l'o Be Named
for Inquiry Into Situation;
Will Report on March 22
By Arthur S. Draper
New Yorli Tribuna
(Copyrlght, 1319, **'ew York Tribuno Jnc.)
LONDON, Feb. 27.?At a conference
unique in tjie. history of British indus?
trial life, Plremicr Lloyd George to-day
pleadcd with capital and labor to get
together. Throughout the long day the
Premier snt in the hall and heard
speeches, some violently critical of his
government, but all, whether by labor
leaders or capitalist representatives,
kcyed to the seriousness of the worst
industrial period in tho history of
At the end, the Premier accepted a
resolution presented by Arthur Hender
son, leader of the Labor party, calling
for the appointment of an equal num
ber of representatives of employers and
employes, including men and women,
who are to study the cauacs of unrest,
the question of hours, wages and un
employmeni and the best methoda for
promoting the cooperation of capital and
labor. This committee of sixty will
report in time for the calling of an?
other conference before April 5.
It was a good day for Mr. Lloyd
George. The miners reached an agree
nient to postpone their threatencd
strike until March 22, thus giving the
royal commission an opportunity to
report in the interim. Then the gov?
ernment got another repricve when the
conference accepted tho Hcnderson
What ihe meeting showed clearly
was, first, that the government, the
employers and fhe workers regard the
present situation with the greatest
alarm; seeond, that all classes are anx
ious to reaQh a settlement and avoid
the violence of compulsion; third, the
labor leaders are much more moderate
than the workers and are rather doubt
ful of their ability to hold them in
check, and, fourth'. the causes of un?
rest are due largely to thc loss of
jonftdenco and deep suspicion?the
workers in the employers and tho gov?
ernment, and the employers in the
workers and the government. Profitccr
mg and inadequate housing accommo
:lations were the two chief causes of
unrest given by the majority of the
Sir P.ohert Home, Minister of Labor,
Cordinucd on page six
By Caucus as
Massachusetts Man Named
by Republicans With 138
Votes Against 69 f orMann
Seeks to Weld Party
Leader in Speeeh of Aecept?
ance Refers to "Prodig
ious Problcms" of Session
New York Tribune
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.?Frederick
H. Gillett, of Massachusetts, was to
night nominated Speaker of the next
House on tho first ballot by the Re
publicajj caucus. Ile polled just twice
as many votes as Minority Leader
James II. Mann, his most formidable
opponent. The Republican majority
in the next House assures his elcction.
Tho vote was: Gillett, of Massachu?
setts, 188; Mann, of Illinois, (59; Camp?
bell, of Kansas, 13; Esch, of Wiscon
sin, 4; Mondell, of Wyoming, 1.
Representative Mann immediately
moved that the selection of Mr. Gillett
bc made by aeclamsrtion, and, amid
loud applause, the record vote of the
caucus was east for the Massachusetts
ln accepting the nomination Mr. Gil?
"I have reached the goal of my ambi
tion, a happiness which I suppose
j comes to few men. I feel the deepest
! gratitude to my gencrou3 supporters,
| but I have no tinge of hard feelir.g
against any one. My ambition now
will be to establish harmonious co
operation among* all Republicans that
we may copo successfully with the pro
digious problems of tho coming ses?
.Mr. Gillett's name was the first pre?
sented to the cauc.U3 shortly after the
Republicans convened on the floor of
the House. He was placed in nomina?
tion by Representative Greene, of Vcr
j mont, and the nomination was sec
| onded by Representative Anderson, of
Mr. Mann -was placed in nomination
by Representative Mahn, of California,
and seconded by Representative Ma
gee, of New York. The nomination of
Representative Campbell was made by
his colleague, Mr. Anthony, of Kan?
sas, and scconding speeches were
made by Re^resentatives Kllsworth,
of Minnesota, and Sweet, of lowa.
Tho caucus selected W. Tyler Page,
of Maryland, for clerk of the House.
Joseph D. Rodgers, of Pennsylvania,
was named sergeant at arms.
Mr. Campbell was being boosted
to-night by his friends for the floor
leadership, although they insisted that
if this honor should not be given him
Continucd on page four
Wilson Opposes League Change;
Republicans Demand Extra Session;
Victory Loan Bill Is Blocked
President and Penrose
in Clash Over Call for
Meeting of Congress
Cannot Be Passed
Both House and Senate
Rush Business; Demo
crats Charge Delays
New York Tribune
WASHINGTO.Y, Feb. 27.?President
Wilson and Senator Boies Penrose held
widely differing views to-night regard?
ing an extra session of Congress.
The President told Democratic lead?
ers at the Capitol that he would not
call an extra session before his return
from Europe?some time in April or
May?and not even then unless it was
Senator Penrose made this predic
"An extra session must be called
early in March if the bond bill fails. If
the bond bill passes and the naval and
some other appropriation bills fail, the
extra session must be called by
Congressional leaders think the Vic
tory Loan cannot be floated without
new Iegislation. They think it would
bc impossible to sell bonds under the
present legal limitations as to interest
and other inducemonts.
And the indicationa to-night were
that the bond bill will not bo passed.
Strict Party Vote
On a strict party vote the Senate
Finance Committee voted to-day to re?
port the measuro virtually as it passed
the House yesterday. The report will j
be presented to-morrow. Senator Sim
mons offered it late to-day, but Sena?
tor Jonet-, of Washington, objYcted to
it being presented out of order. Under
the rulcs consideration cannot be had
for one day.
Senator Knox, of Pennsylvania, will
discuss the league of nations Satur?
day, which means that it will be Mon?
day before the Senate can take up the
bond bill in earnest. Republican lead?
ers point out that the measure will fail
without dilatory tactics being resorted
to. Failure of the Administration
Continned on page five
Monroe Doctrine Safeguard Proposed
^ASHINGTON, Feb. 27.?The first definite step to get the Sen
' ate on record against any infringement of the Monroe Doctrine
by tlie league of nations' compact was made to-dav, when Senator
Spencer, of Missouri, Republican, introduced a resolution proposing
that a saving clause be inserted in the league constitution.
A similar proposal was made last night to President Wilson at
his conference with the members of the Senate and House Foreign
Affajrs Committees by Senator Brandegee, of Connecticut, Repub?
lican. The President declared that any arnendment of the league
draft would be extremely difficult,
The resolution of Senator Spencer, which also ainied to protect
the authonty of Congress over the question of national armament
read as follows:
"Resolved, that in order to prevent misunderstanding either in
this country or among other nations concerning the purpose and
effect of the proposed league of nations, it is the iudgment of the
Senate that m any final draft of the constitution of tho league of na
tionsjt should be clearly provided in substance as follows:
"Nothing contained in this constitution of the league of na?
tions is intended to imply any relinquishment by the United States
of its traditional attitude toward purely American questiohs, nor
is anything in this constitution of the league of nations to be re
garded as limiting in any sense the power conferred by the Consti?
tution of the United States upon Congress."
The resolution was referred to the Foreign Relations Committee.
Confirmation by Senate of
President's Choicc for
Attorney General Opposed
New York Tribur.*
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27.?A. Mitchell
Palmer, whose record as Alien Proper?
ty Custodian has been attacked by res?
olution in the last few days, was named
as Attorney General to-day by Presi?
dent Wilson to succecd Thomas Watt
This 13 the third time Mr. Palmer
has been named to office by the Presi?
dent. He had a great deal to do with
holding the Pennsylvania delegation
in line for Mr. Wilson at the Balti?
more convention in 1912, and was
elected to Congress that year. Two
years later he ran for the Senate
against Boise Penrose on the Republi?
can ticket and Gifford Pinchot on the
Progressive ticket, Penrose received
almost as many votc3 as the. two com
bined. Then President Wilson named
Mr. Palmer as Judge of the Court of
Claims, which Mr. Palmer declined.
He accepted the position of Alien
Property Custodian later, and is still
holding that office.
Report Sought by Senate
Within the past week two resolu
tions, one by Senator Frelinghuysen, of
New Jersey, and the other by Senator
Calder, of New York, have been intro?
duced in the Senate, seeking a report
as to what has been dor.o in the ofiice,
and asking an investigation of the
prices at which properties were sold,
and salaries and fees paid by the Alien
Senator Frelinghuysen said to-night
he would oppose the confirmation of
Mr. Palmer and he rather thought he
would not be confirmed at the present
"I think the charges which have been
talked around should be careiully in
vestigated before he is intrusted with
the high office of Attorney General,"
said Mr. Frelinghuysen. "Of course,
there could be no investigation in the
few busy days remaining of the present
session of Congress."
Senator Calder, author of the other
resolution attacking Mr. Palmer's con
duct of his office, declined to be
q^tedwhen asked if he would attempt
ContLwed on page five
John Reed Acquitted of
Rioting in Philadelphia
Efforts to Identify Person Who
Threatened Jurymen Prove
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 27.?John
Reed, writer, Socialist and self-con
fessed propagandist for the Lenine
Trotzky Bolshevists in Russia, was ac?
quitted to-night by a jury in the Mu?
nicipal Court of charges of rioting in
this city on May 31.
William Kogirman, a Finn, who was
arrestcd with Reed and charged with
ussault and battery as well as rioting,
was also acquitted. The jury was out
Muttered threats that the jurymen
"had better watch out" in the event of
the verdict being against Reed nnd
Kojgirman caused a Btir in the court
.?oom after the luncheon recess.
fcfforta of Judge MacN'eille and a
juryman for whose benet'it the remarks
were made to find the man who threat
ened the jury were unavailing.
The charges grew out of au attempt
by Reed to harangue a crowd after he
hud becrr refused permission by the po?
lice lo nddress a mass meeting in
Wilson To Be
City's Guest and
Meeting To Be Held at Met?
ropolitan Opera House on
Eve of Going to France
President Wilson has eccepted Gov?
ernor Smith's invitation to meet with
the people in the Metropolitan Opera
House next Tucsday and discuss the
results of his peace crrar.d in Europe.
A committee now is being organized to
receivc him. It is probable that Mr.
Taft will speak from the same plat
Gov rr.or Smith's iav'itatien was a?
Smith Invites, Wilson Accepta
"Un behalf of the people of the
state of New York, I have the honor
to invite you to meet with the people
of this state at some convenient time
in the near future to be selected by
you, at the Metropolitan Opera House,
or some other suitable place, to dis?
cuss with them the events which have
transpired at the Paris peace confer
eneo and also with reference to the
league of nations. The people of
this state, as well as the people of the
whole country, are eager'y awaitihg
a message from you with reference
to these events of so great importance
to the whole world."
Alfred E. Marling, president of the
Chamber of Commerce, began the or
ganization of the reception committee
yesterday. Abram I. Elkus will aid
Mr. Marling, who will act as chairman
of the committee. George R. Van
Namee, secretary to Governor Smith,
will act as secretary.
From Washington came the state?
ment that the President was anxious
that Mr- Taft, one of the most powcr
ful advocates of the league of nations,
should discuss the subject on the oc
casion of his visit to New York.
Mr. Taft, who is in Evansville, Ind.f
said he had not yet received an official
invitation to participate. He said he
could not say whether he would accept
the invitation until he had been no
tified officially that it had been ex
tended to him. It is generalty believed,
however, that he will embrace the op
portunity to advocate a league such as
he has sought to bring about.
Will Be Speedy Visit
Like all of his recent activities, the
President's visit to the city will con
sist chicrly of short bursts of speed as
he moves from one train to another.
Ho will leave Washington as soon after
Congress adjourns* at noon of March 4
as he can get a train for New York.
That, accordinjr to Secretary Tumul
ty's statement yesterday, will mcan
that he will leave there at 2 d. m.
He will arrive here in time for din?
ner. After dinnor, which probably will
be given in private by the city's' com?
mittee of welcome. he will go at once
to the Metropolitan Opera House Fol?
lowing his spe;-c;i he probablv will go
aboard the ship that will carry him
to France. He will jiot lei'.ve port until
the next morni.ig, however, and this
leaturc of the nrotfiamme is subiect to
ApplicatioiiK :or tickets of admission
to the Metropolitan Opera House, t
was announced by Secretarv Van Namee
yesterday, must be made by mail or
telegraph to tho committee in charge
111 Broadway. Admission to the the
atre will be by ticket only.
Troops to Attend Hanging
to Quell Possible Trouble
BALTIMORE, Feb. UT.-Tho ir
gttn company of the Mnryland' Sl te
Guard was ordered to Annapolis today
aa n precaution against possible
trouble m connection with the har.tr
mg to-morrow of John Snowden (col
oivd\ for the murder 0f Mrs. Lottie
May Hraiidon, at Annapolis in August,
rVdjutant (.'enei-Hl Warfteld said no
trouble n antlctpated and that the
troops were sent mercly to prrv&>it any
dlaturbance on the part of person-.
who ho declared, have been tryine
to stir up bad.feeling in the town.
President, However, Will
Urge Amendment to En?
force Territory Decrees
tHimer Fails to Win
Over Its Opponents
Arguments Fail to Con?
vince All Members of
Even His Own Party
New York Ti-.bunm
WASHINGTON, Feb. 27,-Presiden*
Wilson will oppose vigorously any
amendment to the proposed constitu?
tion of the league of nation-:, save iii
This the President made clear in ?
conference this .-.fternoon at the Capi
tol. From 3:30 t0 5:30 the President,
f'tanding in his private room off the
Senate Chamber, received a stream of
callers, among th< m many members of
Congress, vhom he urged lo spced leg
islation before adjournment next Tucs
Then the President discussed hia
work at Paris with thc newspaper cor
respondents. It was the first time th?
President had invited the correspond
ents to meet. him in several years.
The President, said he was tirmly*
convinced that in no particular did the
league charter conflict with the Amr:\
ct?n constitution or the Monroe doc?
One amendment. the President said.
would be necessary to the league con?
stitution, though he did not say
whether the questions and comments of
Senators and Representatives had any
thing to do with this. This. he said.
was mcrcly a matter of phrase<*lf>gy of
j one section.
More OeSnite Power
This is in the section which has t<*
i do with the Kxecutive Council decid.injj
: questions reTerred to il by two nations
for arbitration. What would happen.
; should one of the partics accept tha
decision and the other refuse is not
! made clear, the President pointeil out,
i and the language should bc made defi
nite in that. respect.
The President was very vigorou*,
however, in opposing any other atnenrl
j ment to the constitution in his talks
at the Capitol. Hc stressed, as h? did
; last. night, the difficulty of attempting
: to make changes. He pointed out that
delegates with highly conflicting views
j had merged their difference:', iti tho
I language adopted and now written into
! the constitution. while to open tha
i document to amendment would mean
in many instanccs that these diffei
ences -?hetween or among the nalionn
represeiited would be reopened and
further complication invited.
Not Ali of Party Satisfied
The Prcsident's insistence against
amendments, and his own satisfaction,
for the most part, with the text so
far, as safeguarding of America's inter
ests is concerned have not persuaded
even all of his own party that the con?
stitution is as it should be.
To-day the men who attended the>
' dinner last night were divided into two>
groups: Those who favored the league
| before they went bclieved that tha
\ President has swept away opposition m
a large measure and presented incor.
i trovertihle arguments in favor of tha
?. league plan; those who opposed the
j league before they went sre Btill op
| posed to it. t
, Opponems of the league, for th?
j most part speaking apparently witfa
| out any feeiing at all, said they were
surprised that the President had paid
j so little attention to the details in tha
i proposed legislation.
Differ With President
Senators opposed to the league plar?
; insist that the President is wrong on
several very important points in the
! constitution. They do not think. for
instance, that the Unitel States could
j withdraw from the league by abrogat
i ing the treaty as casily as the Pres.i
' dent seems to think.
They do not belioyp that the text of
i the constitution gives as much lati
, tude as to armamenta as the President
; toid his dinner guests or those h?
i talked with to-day. They do not think
the constitution gives the United
| States or other imiividual countrie*
the latitude in controlling its inte*
; nal af.airs which the Presideiv.
j claimed, particularly on such matters"
as im,migration\ They do not. beliov*
under the constitution as drawn th*
United States could refuse to act as
"The President understands perfect
ly that be waots a league to preserv*
peace," said one Senator, "and ha
knowe what we want to safeguard.
but the constitution he favors has non
done it. and he is not clear cnough in
his own mind about this to Tcto-tna
Smarts Under Questfoning
While r.o su^h strong language was
?xpressed openly to the President *?
Inf &y could be learned. thc President
was evjdently smarting slightlv to dav
from the vigor of questions alonc
these lines n*ked last night bv Senator
Brandegee. Incidentally. the commenti
to-day was that Mr. Brandegee ruu?4