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Supreme Peace Council to Put
Pact Into Effect De
cember 1.
President Invites 17 Men to Join
in Conference to Solve Na
tion's Labor Crisis.
Can't Delay Action on Ratification of
the Treaty Any Longer No Slack
enlng In England's Determina
tion to Take Lead.
1 Purls, Nov. 24. Tho supreme coun
ell agreed upon December 1 ns tho
date when tho German pence treaty
iwlll ho fonnnlly ratified.
Further Informal discussions have
'been held with tho German rcpre
tscntntlves now hero In connctlou with
tho notification bv tho utiles that n
'protocol must bo signed by Germany
guaranteeing immanent uj. -jistiee
conditions. Thcso discussions
Have been confined chiefly to the meth
ods of procedure In considering the
protocol. As yet tho Germans have
not stated whether they will sign the
The American delegation Is still
Avlthout Instructions ns to Its partici
pation In the peace conference, follow
ing the failure of the sennto to rntlfy
tho treaty, but Henry White attended
tho meeting of tho supremo council as
-representative of the United States,
Undersecretary Polk being absent in
London, and the entire delegntlon Is
continuing its work in the belief that
ft compromise ratification resolution
Will bo agreed to In the United States
This view Is apparently shared by
most of tho members of the council,
who nre anxious for a continuance of
the United States In tho deliberations
of the peace-making body. The coun
ell, however, is working out plans so
thnt the enforcement of tho treaty will
ot bo hindered If tho United States
fulls to ratify the treaty later.
Jules Cnmbon of the French delega
tion presided over the council's ses
sion In tho nbsenco of Foreign Minis
ter Pichon. The next Meeting will be
held Monday.
Stephen Pichon, French foreign min
ister, and Sir Eyre Crowe, nsslstnnt
undersecretary for foreign affairs of
Great Britain exchanged ratifications
3f tho treaty guaranteeing British old
to France if, without provocation, she
1s attneked by Germany.
Tho announcement of ratification of
the treaty caused considerable sur
prise, because it hnd been generally
understood that Great Britain would
not ratify the trenty before like uctlon
by the United Stntcs.
Although tho treaty was ratified, It
does not come Into force until tho sim
ilar treaty with the United States Ijns
been ratified.
London, Nov.' 24. "The Inability of
the United States representatives nt
Paris to deposit President Wilson's
ratification of the' German trenty at
Hie same time those of other powers
nre filed, will not prevent the remain
ing allied and associated powers from
proceeding to carry the trenty Into ef
fect," said Andrew Bonnr Law, gov
ernment leader In the house of com
mons, In answer to numerous ques
tions regnrdlng tho status of the
trcntyns a result of tho American sen
ate's action.
In answer to a question from Sir
'Donald Maclean, Mr. Bonnr Law
said :
"Without doubt there will bo no slack
ening In the determination of Great
Britain to do all In her power to take
the lead In seeing that the League of
Nations becomes nn effective lnstru
' ment of humnn progrss. I think It
would bo a mistake to assume that all
possibility of help from tho United
States Is gone."
Adjustment Committee Awards 2Zy2
Per Cent Increase to Deep
Sea Workers.
New York, Nov. 24. The national
adjustment committee made an award
of 80 cents an hour and $1,20 nn hour
overtime to tho deep sea longshore
men of the north Atlnntlc coast. This
is nn Increase of 22Vd per cent In tho
wage scale In force up to October 0
Famous American Turfman Expires
of Apoplexy in Hotel at
. Clnclnnntl, Nov. 24. Barney Schrcl-
bor, well-known turrmnn, died sudden
ly iicro of apoplexy In his room nt n
locnl hotel.
Fall's Daughter Is a Bride.
Three lllvcrs, N. M.. Nov. 24. Miss
Jouctt Fall, youngest daughter of Sen
. ntor and Mrs. Albert B. Fall, and Brant
Freeman Elliott of Los Angeles were
united In marriage nt tno Knil ranch
near here.
Food Dealers Face Arrest.
Chicago, Nov. 24. Warrants chnrg
w violations of the Lever food con
trol uct for approximately 83 dealers
'n sugar ana owier wuus nure iBsueu
jy United Stntes Commissioner Ma-ion.
Lieut. Col. Franklin D'OIlcr, n yarn
merchunt of Phlludelphla, who served
an the general ttnff of tho A. K. F.,
was elected first national commander
of tho American Legion nt tho con
vention In Minneapolis.
Special Assistant Attorney General
Tells How Government Is Proceed
ing to Reduce Household Bills.
Washlntong, Nov. 24. The depart
ment of justice Is conducting a cam
paign ugalnst tho high cost of living.
Practically all of tho functions of the
food administration have been turned
over to the department of Justice.
Howard 12. Flgg, special asslstunt to
tho nttorney general In churgo of tho
cumpalgn against high living costs, has
written tho following article, showing
how the government Is proceeding In
its efforts to reduco the household
'"Shortly after the armistice was
signed prices on practically nil the
necessities of life started skyward.
Tho fever of speculation was causing
Inflated values nnd the necessity for
curbing this upward tendency !u
prices was brought to tho attention of
the depnrtment of Justice,
"The nttorney general was asked to
undertake to reduco the high cost of
"Congress llnally passed the amend
ments to the food control net on the
twenty-second dny of October.
"At the season of tho yenr thnt sta
tistics show us that all prices have
had an upwnrd tendency In previous
yours, tho depnrtment hns been ublo
through Its cnmpnlgn to stop the up
wnrd tendency of prices nnd In prac
tically all food commodities to show
a general reduction of from 2 to 35
per cent.
"Tho department plans through Us
present field organizations by prose
cuting to the limit of tho law the prof
iteer and hoarder nnd by nn extensive
educntlonnl cnmpnlgn to bring certnln
facts before the vAmerIcnp people.
"It Is plnnncd through this cnm
pnlgn of educntlon, by n direct nppeal
to the women, to ducrense the demnnd
on tho ncccssnrles until supply hns n
chance to catch up.
"Production must be Increased to
meet the demand nnd until such time
as production hns Increnscd demand
must be deerensed to nllow the law
of supply and demnnd to becomo op
Treaty Guaranteeing English Help If
Nation Is Attacked by Germany
Is Ratified.
Paris, Nov. 22. Stephen Pichon,
French foreign minister, and Sir Eyro
Crowe, assistant undersecretary for
foreign affairs of Grent Brltnln, cx
chnnged rntlflcntlons of tho trenty
guaranteeing British aid to France If,
without provocntion, she Is attneked
by Germnny.
Remains of Crew of the Lake Steamer
John Owen Are Recovered at
MunUIng, Mich.
Green Bay, Wis., Nov. 10. According
to telephone reports received hero
from Escunnbn, Mich., 18 bodies, be
lieved to bo thoso of members of tho
crew of the missing ore carrier stenrn
or, John Owen, hnvo been recovered nt
Munlslng, Mich., on the south shore of
Lnko Superior.
Steal Whisky Worth $60,000.
Chicago, Nov. 24. Whisky burglars
mnde n $00,000 haul from tho store
rooms of Louis Stern & Co. Tho theft
Is believed to bo the biggest of Its kind
In Chlcngo slnco prohibition made
liquor steals most popular.
Sugar Output of Hawaii Drops.
Honolulu, Hnwnll, Nov. 24. The
sugar output of Hawaii for 1020 was
estimated by the Sugar Factors Com
pany, Ltd., nt 002,413 tons. This Is
npproxlmntely 40,000 less than the out
nut nf tho Islnnds In 1010.
Secretary Wilson, Former Attorney
Generals Wlckersham and Gregory
and Oscar Straus, Among
Those Summoned to Capital
Wnshlngton, Nov. 22. President
Wilson appointed a new Industrial con
ference and culled It Into session hero
December 1.
Tho conference will ho composed of
17 men, Including government ofllclnls.
business men and former members of
tho cabinet and former governors of 1
states, and It will carry on tho work
undertaken by tho national Industrial
conference which foundered on Uio
rock of collective bargaining.
Tho personnel of tho conference fol
lows :
Secrctnry of Labor Wilson, former
United States Attorney Generals Thom
as W. Gregory and George W. Wicker
shnm, formor Food Administrator Her
bert Hoover, former Secrctnry of Com
merce Oscar W. Strnus, Henry M. itob
Inson, Pnsndcnn, Cnl.; Prof. Frank
W. Tuusslg, former chairman of tl.o
turlff commission; former Gov. Dnnlel
W. McCnll of Mnssachusotts, former
Governors Martin H. Glynn of N-w
York and Henry C. Stuart of Virginia,
Dr. W. O. Thompson, Ohio Stnto uni
versity; Itlchnrd T. Slnde, St. Pnul ; Ju
lius Itosenwnld, Chicago; Owen D.
l oung of New York city, II. J. Waters
of Manhattan, Kan., nnd Stanley King
of Boston.
The president's letter of Invitation
"In accordance with the suggestion
given mo by the public group of tho
recent Industrial conference, I am call
ing a new body together to carry on
this vltnlly Importaut work, and I trust
you will give mo tho pleasure of nnm-
Ing you as one of Its members.
"Guided by the experience of tho
Inst conference I hnvo thought it ad
visable that in this new body thcro
should ho no recognition of distinctive
groups, but that nil of tho new rep
resentatives should hnvo concern that
our Industries may be conducted with
such regard for Justice nnd fnlr deal
ing thnt tho wo'rkmnn will feel himself
Induced to put forth his best efforts,
thnt the employer will hnvo nn encour
ngmg profit nnd thnt the public will
not suffer nt the hnnds of cither class.
"It Is mj hope thnt this conference
may lay Hie foundation for tho devel-'
opment of standards nnd machinery
within our Industries by which these
results may he attained.
"It Is not expected that you will denl
directly with nny condition which ex
ists today, but thnt you mny bo fortu
nate enough to find such wnys as will
avoid tho repetition of these deplor
able conditions.
"The conference will meet nt n place
to be herenfter designated in this city
on the first of December next."
California, Third Superdreatlnaught
Electrically Driven, Afloat at
Mare Island Navy Yard.
Vnllcjo, Cnl., Nov. 22. The third
electrically-driven superdrcudnnught
was added to the United States navy
nfloat when tho California was
launched nt tho Min e Island nnvy yard.
In tho use of electricity ns a means of
propulsion tho new fighting ship fol
lows the cxnmplo set In the building
of tho New Mexico nnd Tennessee.
Tho Cnlifornln Is expected to cost
more thnn $15,000,000 nnd will curry
12 14-inch guns. Besides being clcc
trlcnlly driven tho new wnrshlp will
bo electrically operated from guns to
potato-peeling machine.
Commander of Police In South Chi
cago Reports He Finds None on
Job Mills Working.
Chicago. Nov. 22. With tho steel
plants In South Chicago reporting thnt
they nre operating nt virtually normal
capacity, Cnpt. Max Wootbnnr of the
police department, said thnt the unions
evidently hnvo withdrawn all pickets.
Ho said a trip to all plants revealed
the fact thnt no plckots wore on tho
Job. IIo nlso declnred thnt the 200
police now on duty would be with
drawn nt once.
American Vessel Goes Ashore.
London, Nov. 22. Tho American
stonuishlp Uannmet "went nshoro nt
Fusnn, Korea. A snlvago steamer has
gone to her assistance.
Legion Men Raid I. W. W.
Milwaukee Nov. 24.Mpmbers of
tho American Legion, usslsted by a
snllnr, raided tho hull of the I. W. W.
at Bft Mnrtln street, smashed the desk
containing tho organizations' records
nnd mudo n bontlro of tho records.
Mrs. Simpson Quits Asylum.
Chicago, Nov. 24. Mr3. Emmu Simp
son, who shot nnd killed her husband,
Elmer Simpson, in Judge Brothers'
courtroom, wns set free. .Jlor crime
hnd cost her W) days in the State
Hospital for Insane nt Elgin.
In nccordnnco with tho approval of
the international labor delegates now
In session In Wnshlngton, Germany
has appointed Doctor Mueller to act
as her representative In tho labor con
iiuic noiob uarranza nesponsiuic tor
Kidnaping Letter to Congress- i
man Gives Details.
Washington, Nov. 21. Warning thnt
further molestation of William O.
Jenkins, United States consular agent
nt Pucbln, by Mexican ofllclnls will "se
riously nffect tho rclntlons between
the United Stntes nnd Mexico, for
which the government of Mexico must
nssumo solo responsibility," wns sent
to tho Mexican government, according
to nn announcement by the state de
partment. Mexican rebels In kidnaping Jenk
ins, Intended to commit n direct af
front to tho American government,
Jenkins declnrcd In u letter received
here by Representntlvo Davis of Ten
nessee. Tho letter contnlncd tho first
complete story of his kldnnplng to bo
mndo public In tho United States.
"I wnnt cspeclnlly to cull to your at
tention," It said, "that I was kldnappd
from tho United Stntcs consulnr of
fice, thnt even a part of the money
stolen wns United Stntes consular
funds, thnt I was not kidnaped as a prl
vnto person, but as the United Stntes
representative, ns this wns clenrly
stntcd by the rebels, nnd If I had not
been serving tho government, It Is not
nt nil probable that I would have been
cnrrlcd off, for they could as well havo
carried off n dozen richer men thnn I."
Measure to Restore Commerce Body's
Prewar Ratc-Making Power
Is Killed.
Washington. Nov. ' 20. President
Wilson vetoed tho bill restoring to tho
Interstate commerce commission Its
prownr rate-making power. Chair
man Cummins of the Interstate com
mcrco committee, author of tho bill,
said It was not likely that nny nttempt
would bo mndo to pnss the mensuro
over tho president's veto as tho rnto
maklng powers of the commission
would be restored when the ronds
were returned to prlvnto operation
January 1.
Legislation authorizing creation of
on equipment trust to reimburse tho
government for $400,000,000 snent for
I , t . . r. .. .1 ......1 0 .1 I I
wuiiiuuiitca mm wiu.i Mining leuuriu
control of the railroads was passed
by tho house and sent to the president
for approval.
Nets $3,391,419 Since September and
Pays $73,332,978 Guarantee,
Says Report.
Washington, Nov. 21. Net profits
derived by the government from op
eration of the railroads 'since Septem
ber wore $.1,1101,410, according to final
figures for tho month mndo "public by
the railroad administration.
Tho not operating Income wns $77,
744,805, while the government guaran
tee aggregated $74,!iri2,07S.
U. S. Gets Back Oil Lands.
Washington, Nov. 10. The govern
ment, by nn opinion In tho Supremo 1
court, won Its fight to huvo cnnceled
pntents for 0,000 ncres of California !
oil hind .valued nt $10,000,000, alleged
to hnvo been obtained through fraud
by the Southern Pacific company.
Paris Strike Called Off.
Paris. Nov. 22. The strlklm?
ployoos of tho Hon Marcho, Louvro
i s-..n. . ..t... r i.....Au.. .i i . I
uuu uiiiiui iua jjiiuij-uiiu uejuirimont
stores hnvo decided to resume work,
nlthougb no solution of the dispute
with tho employers has been reached.
Russ Colonists Deported.
Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 22. Itusslnn col
onists were deported from Cnsa
Grande by members of tho Amorlcnn
Legion. Rul estate men refused to
sell them lauds becnuso they had re
fused to do military service.
Tho commtttco on public Informa
tion, headed by Gcorgo Creel, cost tho
government about $0,000,000 on the
fuco of Its records, according to olllclnl
reports now before congress, which say
tho committee's nffalrs cannot be
wound up for six months becnuso of
tho confusion.
Chnlrmnn Creel nnd other ofllclnls
of tho committee nro charged with
gross negligence In handling the gov
ernment's funds in n report by E. IC.
Ellsworth of tho council of national
defense, nppolntcd to llquldato tho
committee's nffalrs.
"It nppenrs that Immediately after
tho signing of tho wmlstlco," Mr. Ells
worth said, "practically nil of tho ofll
:Inls of tho committee throw up their
Jobs nnd returned to prlvnto life, leav
ing but n fow minor ofllclnls In charge."
Tho commltteo Issued hundreds of
Miccks for Individual expenses far In
xcess of tho $1,000 maximum limit
fixed by congress, tho report says. They ranged, It adds, from $100
TOO, and wero Issued to between 400 nnd COO persons.
elected vice president. For tho last six months ho 1ms been acting president
His accession to tho plnco of power followed tho resignation of President
lohn White, who resigned the ofllco to becomo nn adviser to Fuel Administra
tor Gnrfleld, und tho subsequent granting to Frank Unycs, who succeeded to
tho presidency, of nn indefinite vncatlon because of a physical break-down.
For tho last five years ho hns been a resident of Springfield, III. Ho is
married nnd hns two children, n dnughter eight yenrs old nnd a son ono year
A mnn who can serve ono presi
dent as naval aid and physician Is en
titled to consideration. A man who
can serve three presidents so different
In temperament ns Theodore Itoose
velt, William II. Tuft nnd WoodroW
Wilson enn Justly clnhn credit for
grent professional skill nnd nn oven
higher mark of distinction for diplo
macy of tho very first order.
Carey Travis Grayson, rear ad
miral, M. D., Ph. G., F. A. O. S., U. S.
N,, doesn't claim credit for anything.
As n matter of fact, he Is an unusually
modest person when It Is considered
that upon ids sturdy shoulders has
fallen tho burden of keeping threo
presidents In physlcnl trim nnd restor
ing them to normal health from tho
wenr nnd tear of ofllco cares.
You never would know that the
rpjict, unobtruslvo man with tho strik
ing features of an Indian, who comes
and goes unostentatiously nbout tho
White House, wns tho chief physician of tho president of the United Stater
and probably the most conspicuous man in the public eyo during the present
illness of the chief executive.
Tho president's physician is just on the easy Hide of forty youngest
admiral In tho nnvy. Personally he Is ono of tho most genial of men, fond In
a temperate way of tho good things in llfo and excessively fond of Mrs.
Grayson and their two children.
olllcers know that this is tho exact reverse of tho truth, and that I was not
In harmony with tho department' becnuso I continually urged certain meas
ures of preparedness. They nlso know thut thcso measures wore uftcrwnrd
adopted, and that It wns because they wero adopted that tho navy was well
prepared for war and well handled during tho war. I owe it to myself, to
my family and to tho nnvy to stato tho exact facts of tho caso, nnd with such
fullnoss as tho smull limits of n book permit; this I do."
to $500,-
John L. Lewis, acting president of
tho United Mine Workers of Amcrlcn,
tho man who lends some half a mil
lion bituminous conl miners of tho
United Stntes, wns horn nt Lucas, In.,
In 1880. Ho received only n public
school education nnd entered the coal
mines early. Thereafter ho studied
nt home. Ho has nn extcnslvo knowl
edge of mining, both In practice nnd
theory. He Is n fluent tnlker nnd ex
hibits a wldo knowledge of current nf
fnlrs and of present-day Industrial,
economic and political issues.
For a number of years prior to
1010 Mr. Lewis was legislative rep
resentntlvo of tho mlno workers. In
1011 ho became nssoclnted with the
Amorlcnn Federation of Labor, acting
ns general field ngent for tho natlonnl
body. In 1017 lie beenmo vice presi
dent of tho United Mlno Workers of
In December, 1018, lie was re
Rear Admiral Bradley A. Fiskc, of
whom It has often been sold that ho
did more to Increase tho power of na
vies than nny other ono mnn, hns just
published his autobiography, "From
Midshipman to Rear Admiral. A Rec
ord of Forty-Nino Years in tho U. S.
Navy." Admiral Fiskc, in nddltion to
being profoundly In love with his work
us n nnvnl "ofllcer was a born Inventor.
With chapter 511 begins what ho
later describes us "tho unhapplest
period of my life." This was when ho
assumed tho duties of aid for opera
tions ut the nnvy department Februnry
8, 101,1, 22 dnys before Josephus Dan
iels became secretary of tho nnvy. He
devotes seven chapters to tho history
of Secretary Daniels' treatment of him
nnd tho controversy thnt arose over
Mr. Daniels' statement that ho never
had seen Admiral Flsko's now famous
memorandum of November C, 1014.
Ho says in his profneo: "Navy

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