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Said to Uphold
Borah Says Premier Sent
Cable Declaring Lodge
Program Satisfactory ;
"WantJJ. _S. in League"
Feared to Offend Wilson
Senate Lines Up for New
Treaty Fight on Monday;
Knox Plan Is Kevived
V? York T'ihuna
Waahingto-n K?r< an
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3.?Senator
Borah, leader of tho "irreconcilable"
faction opposing the ratification of the
peace treaty, said to-day that Premier
Lloyd George of Great Britain had
cabled to Washington, "Lodge reser?
vations satisfactory. We want the
United States to enter the league." Mr.
Borah, who said he had not seen the
cablegram himself, but had been In?
formed that two or more Senators had
seen it, stated that Mr. Lloyd George
liad not made a publie statement "on
the reservations because of fear he
might offend President Wilson.
"But after an effort to reach the
President through Viscount Grey,
which failed, and after a full study and
consultation with some of the greatest
lawyers of London and some in this
country, it was concluded that r?ser?
vations construed by a political body
?<f*om whose construction there was no
^*g?>eal would be who! 1 y worthless,"
continued Mr. Borah. He added I ai
y3?r. Lloyd George accordingly sent th?
Senator Borah's statement
Mr. Borah said:
""The weakening and injury to the
league which some apprehend from
the American reservations would not
Vee left in practice. Thus Viscount
'firey disposes of a?l reservations and
renounces them as utterly ineffective
j-and worthless. The sad part of it ?e
tft?at he is entirely correct. Those
proposed reservations do not protect
,piir independence. They do not pro?
ject America at all. They are simply
the flimsy excuse for failing to do
..y&at it is the plain duty of patriotic
'-?Wen to do. They are the answer of
party politics to the demand by for?
eign governments to surrender our
"The Grey interview and Lloyd
^Qeorge's cablegram ought to convince
?.tua y one that there is just one question
involved in this controversy that is,
shall wc enter the league or shall we
stay out of it? When we enter the
league we are there for all purposes,
nnd our reservations will never be
felt nor even respected."
A semi-official declaration from a
? French government official similar to
the Grey letter, in which acceptance ? :'
reservations to the treaty will be urged
'.-?i1' order to secure tne presence of the
1 nited States in the league of nations.
s expected by Senators.
; ! Confident predictions were made ai
the Capitol to-day that such a state?
ment will be forthcoming within a few
days. Ambassador Jusserand has ad?
vised the French government that th?
treaty cannot be ratified by the Senate
without reservations, it was said. M
Jusserand is in the United States, it
. w<?s suggested, and no statement wil
be made by him. But the friends ol
ratification in the Senate fully expect
? -< me other official of the French gov
?'? rnment to declare France's willing?
ness to accept American reservations.
Senator Predicts Statement
"The statement undoubtedly will
come from Paris," said one Senator to
?efay. "Ambassador Jusserand has kept
fully informed of the situation between
ibe Senate and the President, and ha?
? hdvised his government what to do.
Th' letter of Lord Grey was simply an
opening for a similar declaration from
the French government."
All factions in the Senate treaty light
to-day began to prepare for the renewa
of the battle over ratification in tin
Senate next Monday. Senator Hitch
, eock, acting leader of the Administratior
forces, sent word from his home ir
Omaha that he will hurry back to Wash
'? ington. He is expected to arrive Thurs?
The "irreconcilable," who are? op?
posed to ratification of the treaty it
an form, planned to join the oppo
nents of reservations and make a tight
.; "Against adoption of reservations tha'
might make ratification possible.
The Democratic Senators, who art
;' 'preparing to accept reservations in or
i der to secure ratification, conferrec
,'.flaring the day on plans for support
ing the Knox plan of ratifying th(
treaty in so far as it would establish e
state of peace and postpone considera?
tion of the league of nations covenant
? l?B the event that another deadlock
?' should occur to prevent ratiiicatior
1 Senator Knox had dropped his piar
temporarily, but the advisability o
having Democratic advocates of rati
fication in some form take it up wat
discussed at a conference betweei
Senators Underwood, of Alabama; Pitt
man, of Nevada, and Gerry, of Rhode
Island. No d?n:ision was reached, bu:
it was suggested at the conference
that should a deadlock come on Article
X when the Senate again takes up the
treaty Senator Underwood should move
to have the Senate postpone considera
tion of the league covenant and ratifj
the rest of the treaty.
An effort will be made by friend:
I of Senator Underwood to have Sena?
tor Hitchcock agree to chII another
! caucus of the Democratic Senators to
elect R permanent Democratic lender of
j the Senate. The Democrats have full
representation now that Senator Glass,
j of Virginia, has taken his seat.
At the first caucus a tie vote was
? cast for Senators Underwood Hnd
Hitchcock, the rival candidatos, on two
ballots, and it was decided that an?
other caucus should be held when
! called by Underwood and Hitchcock ?
I after Senator Glass was sworn in.
Underwood for R?servations
Senator Underwood favors acceptance
of modified Lodge reservations to the |
treaty in order to secure ratification '
of the pact, while Senator Hitchcock I
has insisted that the Dcmocra?e do
j nothing toward effecting a compromise
with t ti o Republicans without the con?
sent of President Wilson. Senator
Smith, of (ieorgia, declined to vote at
the first caucus, but the supporters
of the Underwood candidacy assert he
. will vote for Underwood at the next
caucus. Senator Smith, however, do
i clared there was no authority for the
statement, and added that'lie has re?
ceived copies of resolutions adopted
? by various Georgia organization,9 de?
manding that he continue to withhold
his vote from both candidates because
Underwood and Hitchcock are both
Senator Smith holds control of the
leadership situation among the Demo?
crats, and his vote will decide the con
? ? He has inclined toward Under-'
! wood since the first caucus, because
of the treaty. Senator Smith voted for |
ratification with the Lodge reservations j
when the treaty failed of ratification in
I the Senate on November 11'.
Former United States Senator .lames ;
Hamilton Lewis, Democrat, of Illinois,
1 in a statement to-day declared the let
j tor of Lord Grey was "impolitic and
i profitless" and that it was aimed at the
?pro-Irish feeling in. the United States.
"The statement of Viscount' Grey,"
said Mr. Lewis, "as to England's as
j senting that the United States shall
j have a> many votes in the league con
vention as the British Empire was a
bit of oil-spraying and for diplomatic
use- riot for practical politics. He
knew thai in every instance in the as
sembly where Britain could cast lier
six colony votes against any issue of
the United tSates against Europe the
United Statn would at the same time
have the votes from Panama, Porto
Rico and other Central American states
under our direction, amounting to eight
to England's six.
"Lord Grey knew Britain had no six
io our one in anything. He would not
nave dared to surrender his country to
us by giving up as Ambassador Brit?
ain's votes if Englishmen felt they' had
any such advantage.
"?Us letter was a hit of English np- j
'peal to Irish opposition in the United'
States for relief to Ireland. The pre-j
pared document of Lord Grey was as '
impolitic as it is profitless."
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (By The Asso?
ciated Press). Senate leaders, prepar?
ing to bring the peace treaty again to
|the surface of Senate consideration
next week, took up to-day the problem
of clearing away the wreckage of tan?
gled parliamentary red tape which the
treaty carried down with it when it
; failed of ratification last November.
Not the least of their troubles was
, the cl?ture which was invoked to choke
off debate just before the ratification
vote, and which Vice-President Mar?
shall is expected to hold must come
hack into the Senate along with the
treaty. The leaders want, some sort of
cl?ture but they do not want to be
stringhalted by so stringent a rule,
under which many Senators already
. have expected their full quota of time.
Treaty May Be Recommitted
The methed apparently most in favor
t for avoiding this difficulty is to recom
1 mit the treaty to the Foreign Relations
E i Committee, a move which parliamen
t ; tary experts say would automatically
? I rid it of its cl?ture restrictions. If
- j that is done, it probably will be quali
i tied by a stipulation that a report is to
I be returned immediately. Then when
? I the report is made the Republicans will
, be ready to present reservations and
the Democrats to ^suggest modifications
. Some Senators, however, are strong
:ly adverse to opening the gates of de
[ bate without any form of cl?ture, and
, : are bringing pressure to bear on the
Rules Committee to act promptly on
? | one of the proposals for modified clo
I ture before it. Tonight no meeting
j ; of the committee had been called, and
'_ the leaders were not hopeful that any
, ? action would be possible before the
. ' treaty comes up Monday.
In case the committee does not act
I it is possible there may be a move
to adopt a cl?ture rule in the Senate
^ without committee consideration. It
was said to-night, however, that no
1 . definite plan to that end had been
' ; evolved.
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Johnson to Fight League.
In Spite of Grey Letter
1 ' Staff Correspondence
? I ST. LOUIS, Feb. ;;.?Senator Hiram
! j Johnson, of California, Presidential
1 I candidate and foe of the league of na
- tions, in St. Louis to-day on his way
? i to Washington after a speaking tour in
? ? the Third Missouri Congressional Dis
i trict, said the statement by Viscount
Grey, British Ambassador, regarding
i American reservations had not changed
f his attitude toward the league and that
he would continue to fight ratification,
i "Americans ought to appreciate the
i generosity of Viscount Grey and the
- British Empire in permitting us to have
? equal representation in the league with
t Great Britain," Mr. Johnson said.
; Asked if he thought the league cov
; enant would be ratified as a reuslt of
? Viscount Grey's statement, Mr. John
; son said:
"Why shouldn't it be ratified? Great
r Britain says we may. We've been given
permission to ratify our own reserva
? lions. That ought to end it."
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Northcliffe Press Opposes |
Government's Irish Policy
"Premier Must Choose Between Peace and (luios,"!
Says Newspaper in Warning That Revolution
in Erin Now Is Nearer Than Ever Before
By Arthur S. Draper
Nev York Tribvvr
European Burr au
?Copyright. 191:0. Now York Tribuno Inr-. 1
LONDON, Feb. 8.?Irish affairs sud
denly have taken a new and unexpect?
ed turn. The powerful Northcliffe
press is now united in opposition to
the government's policy of wholesale
arrests in Ireland as a preventive
measure against open revolution. Thus,
indirectly, the Northcliffe presa Is
helping the Sinn Peinera hold Ireland.
The Northcliffe press justifies its
position by asserting that the govern?
ment's policy, instead of leading to the
pacification of Ireland, is serving
merely to raise further barriers
against reconciliation and settlement.
Ireland Sees Coercion
The arrest of a large number o? Sinn
F?in members of Parliament, as- well
as of successful candidates at recent
municipal elections, is made the basis
of the attack on the policy being pur
sued by the government executives in
"We have never been convinced thai
firm action, directed honestly and
frankly against assassination and ??tit?
rage, provokes any rankling sense of
injustice in Ireland," says "The Times"
to-day. "The vice of the present situa?
tion lies rather in the fact that, while
Downing Street, is no doubt genuinely
engaged in seeking a just measure of
Irish autonomy, Ireland sees only sterYi
and even reckless coercion.
"The Prime Minister must choose
finally and irrevocably between Irish
peace and Irish chaos."
None of the developments in Irish
affairs of recent months is of such
profound importance as is the action
of the Northcliffe newspaper.. It
comes at a time when Ireland is in a
state almost approximating revolution.
No better proof ?u* this is needed than
the report from Dublin Castle itself,
which defends Saturday's wholesale ar?
rests on the ground that many o I the
prisoners are members of the so-called
Irish republican army. They are be
ing held under the defense of the
realm net as members of an illegal or?
The Sinn Feiners are in almost abso?
lute control in Southern Ireland. The
royal constabulary no longer i- :; po
tent force, and all preventive measures
are being luken by the military.
According to the parliamentary labor
?party delegation, whiih iins |ust re?
turned from Ireland, the Sinn F?incrs
and the Ulster Unionists are irrecon?
cilably opposed, flip former demanding
I that England "gel out," while the lat
i 1er is willing to fight almost* any
; change. Prcm'ier Lloyd George's latest
scheme is said to be unacceptable, and
I the situation is growing worse.
The Irish question has become a big
| issi;>> in (.he in election contest in
i which former Premier Asquith is fight?
ing to return to Parliament. In his
campaign Mr. Asquith is declaring
against the Irish republic, but favor?
ing a sett lenient "on the most gener?
He would allow the Irish parliament
to control custom: and excise taxe-, in
Iroland, and thus pul the country on
the same fool ng ivith the -elf govern?
ing dorn in m,,.
J. M. Biggar, Mr A quith's Labor
'?''O i ent, has rece ' 'd tin indorsement
of t he local Iri h ocicly, wh ich con -
trois several thousand votes, Biggar
g< e much furl her tl an M r. Asquith
in granting frelnnd's demand
The all -importan! fuel to-day is that
Englishmen are greatly interested in
the Irish sol : lemenl and nre in a mood
to compron on liberal terms,
whereas n year ago they were either
apatl die or violent ly host ?le. This
profound change in sentiment should
lie appi eciated it A meri :a whenever
England is criticize.1 for its dealings
v. th the Sinn F?incrs. I ! is possible
i hat this cha nge hn ; ci une too late,
but close oii..;,Tver-. st'll belicvi that
;. L'ttlem nt vvi I ! be i cat lied thi: year.
P?on<hsr;uis ??rvo!? Again;
(?ovuri???iunl Troops Win
New Rising !.c?I l>v Mrmbreno,
Defeated Candidate for Presi?
dency of the Republic
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, Fob. 3.
There has 1.n n fresh revolutionary
oui break in H on lurn . iccord :,;? Lo ad
v ees re? eiveel to-day. Hie re vol il ion
ists, who an headed by Don Alberto
Membreit?, former \'ice PresidenI of
Hondura :. and Dr Mazario Soriano,
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have suffered n heavy defeat at the
hands of government forces and are
now retiring toward the Nlcaraguan
The last revolutionary outbreak in
Honduras was initiated by General
Rafael Lope/ Gutierrez, who was inau?
gurated yesterday as President of the
republic, and resulted in the overthrow
of President Bertrand on September H
last. President Bertrand (led the coun-1
try with his brother in-la w, Dr. Na
zario Soriano, who had been supported
by Bertrand as his successor to the
Don Alberto Membreno, who with
Soriano is mentioned as leading the
pre lent revolution, was n candidat"
against (Juneral Gutierrez in tho elec?
tions of last October, but received only
a -mall vote. Membreno was Vice
President during Bertrand's tenure of
office nnd was imprisoned by the latter
in July last. Later no left the country,
returning to become a candidate for
Asquith Liberal to Ireland
LONDON. Feb. 3. Andrew Bonar
Law, government, leader in the House
of Commons, has. written to James
McKean, Unionist candidate for the
Commons from Paisley, Scotland,
where former Premier Asquith is run
ing on the Liberal ticket, commending
him to "every elector who believes it
in 'he national interest, that the pros-I
ent government should continue."
Mr. Asquith at a meeting last inght
declared that the only effectual means
of getting at the root of the Irish
question was a generous system of
Irish government. He said ho would
not refuse to consider dispassionately
any scheme of settlement for Ireland
which the government might, bring for?
ward, but it must be a permanent set?
tlement. The principle of self-deter?
mination, Mr. Asquith declared, also
should be applied to Scotland.
Berlin State of Siege Stands
BERL?N, Feb. 2.- The motion of the
Independent Socialists to raise the
state of siege, introduced in the Na?
tional Assembly on Friday last, was
defeated to-day. Only one Independ?
ent supported the measure when it was,
put to a vote.
In Chase After
?VleHMenger With Pay Roll-Is
Attaeked in Hallway Near
Fifth Avenue, Felled With
Blackjack and Robbed
Stolen Money Recovered
Two Prisoners, 19 and 20,
Confess Planning Crime
for 2 Week?. Police Say
Following a chase down West Eigh?
teenth Street, yesterday afternoon by a
crowd and a traffic policeman, who
tired at the fugitives, two youths who
are alleged to have assaulted and
robbed a messenger .if the $11.000 pay
roll of Siff Brothers vero captured and
the money recovered,
Pidward WilcQx, twenty-three years
old, was just, entering the place ol
business of his employers, at 1Ci West
Eighteenth Street, with the money
wrapped in a brown paper package
when he was set upon in the hallway.
One of the assailants levelled a re?
volver at him, while the other hit him
on the head with a blackjack and
grabbed the package. Both fled toward
Wilcox, not bad!;- hurt by the blow,
gave chase, yelling at the top of his
lungs. More than 200 pi rsons joined in
the chase, and their outcries drew th
attention o!' Patrolman William Ken
nelly, on duty at Fifth Avenue and
Eighteenth Street, after the robbers
had harted past him south of Fifth
Avenue. Kenneily sprinted after the
fleeing bandits, who halted neat Se-ven
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Meanwhile Wilcox had seen one of
them tii row the package of money
and the revolver into the gutter and
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The prisoners said they were Peter I
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Thirty-eighth Street, and Alexander
Grasso, twenty. v.r ''00 West Fortieth
According to Captain McQueeny, of
the West Twentieth Street station,
they confessed and said they had been
planning the robbery for more than
;> week in order to get $6,000 to start
a gasoline* station in Brooklyn. Wileox
dentified Gentil as the one who had
wielded the club and ?rrahbcd tht
money and Grasso as t':i? gunman.
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