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TISED IN THE TRIBUNE IS GUARANTEED Vol. LXXIX No. 26,541 First to Last-the Truth: News ? Editorials Advertisements tme WEATHER Fair to-day and to-mon-mr Ftell Report ?a Pa?* ? (Copyright, 19t9. New York Tribune Incl THURSDAY, JULY 17, 1919 ? * ? TWft r-WOTa**" Pa??aa "*w Turk an? ?f?0 tEHTB j withiB rommntlnt dl?t???o THWB CK?rn Klarwh#r* SeDate Will Get Original Wi President Himself Wrote raft of League; ?, Too, Was A Murderer,' Says Ford ?1 Was a Party to It, One ! of the Helpers," He As-1 * Berts, in Testimony in $1,000,000 Libel Suit Benedict Arnold Writer,9 He Says Admits He Is "Ignorant Idealist," but Later He Reverses His Statement MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich., July 16.? Henry Ford's testimony to-day in his $1.000.000 libel suit against "The Chi? cago Daily Tribune" presented the, picture of one ?who cast a pebble into g body of water, then turned away without a look at the ripples. Mr. Ford, it appeared from his story, felt that war was a wasteful horror imposed on the common people by self seekers, munitions makers, bankers and others who might profit. Accordingly, he cast his pebble by employing a professional writer in the person of Theodore Delavigne to. educate the public, and then very largely left the writer to ripple about by himself. Delavigne Given Free Scope As a witness Mr. Ford remembered >careely anjfching that Mr. Delavigne published, and rarely knew what yas to' be. published. While he worked over bis favorite puzzle, the way of a drop of gasolene with a motor, Mr. De? lavigne, using Mr. Ford's name, prose.r cuted the peace campaign with vigor and picturesque phrase, often putting into his employer's mouth historical allusions of which the great manu? facturer admitted he never heard. An instance of this lack of knowl? edge was revealed when Mr. Ford, in answer to a question, said that he thought Benedict Arnold was "a writer." Questioned by Elliott G. Stevenson, senior counsel for the defendant, Mr. Ford repeatedly took refuge in the Statement that "if it is the book (a compilation of Delavigne's) I'll say that it gave the public my view." Statements Ford Backs Following are some of the statement? published by Delavinge and for which Mr. Ford assumed full responsibility: ''It (war) is the same old scarecrow talk by the samo old lazy vultures who make human lives, seldom their own, the stake in their so-called battle of brains. "I feel that this cry for the training of men to kill other men and for the lacing of the army and navy as a urden on the backs of the people is a false conception of patriotism and treason to the life of the people. "The United States has spent more fhan a billion dollars on a navy and army that would cope with an inva? sion that never occurred and never will occur, and yet the very war ex? perts who are responsible for that burdensome army and navy admit that our army and navy nevcY would have b?pr, able to meet, with any hope of success, those of other so-called powers." ? I Grill Is Continued The things that Henry Ford thought ?rid that his pea*e secretary, Theodore Delavigne, wrote for him, were again the topic of < ^amination when Mr. Ford resumed t* witness stand. Mr. Stevenson, "The Tribune's" chief counsel, quoted the phrase, "Same oLa ?carecrow talk" and asked who was meant. Mr. Ford returned his familiar r?p';y. "Delavigne wrote that." He ?dded that the "scarecrows" were the professional agitators for prepared? ness. ? "Your position was that they were advocating preparedness in order to pro::* by munitions?" 'Over-preparedness, yes." "Oh, you are still talking of 'over preparedness.' I think you defined that yesterday as anything in addition to what we had in 1315 or 1916," re? minded the lawyer. He then referred to the use of the word "murderer" as applied by Mr. Ford to' professional tojdiers and those who make money out of war. "Well, you were a murderer in 1917," ?Quested Mr. Stevenson. 'Oh, no," replied the witness quickly; "that was during the war." In the course of one of the Delavigne Uttiele?, for which Mr. Ford takes full Ittponsibility, the term "ballyhoo" Was used. Mr. Ford, being questioned, lizarded the guess that it meant ">> a- iiifiiard." ' It means a ?bouter advertising a or e/hibition," Mr. Stevenson ?incida ted." '; hat do you understand hy the word 1rea*on?'" asked Mr. Stevenson. "Anything against the government," ??id Mr. Ford. 'alls Self "Ignorant Idealist" Mr. Stevenson precipitated a torrent '?*? objections by asking the meaning ?-* the word "traitor," in the course of ?feien Mr. Ford interposed: "111 admit I'm an 'ignorant ideal? ist"" "Why, Mr. Ford," said Mr. Btevensou K' ' rprise, "if you admit that I shall i">t hav? to ask you any more ques? tions along that line." "HI admit it if it will close this talk. It is for the jury to decid? any? way." *B?t if you admit it there will be n*tk!r,^ for the Jury to decid?. Th? ***m?.:on settle? It." . -Prefatory to this outburst by th? C&nUnu?? on page four Daylight Saving Foes Reopen Fight; Seek Repeal Despite Wilson's Veto New York Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 16.?The day? light saving fight revived again to-day. Urged on by the Senate, the House Agricultural Committee has now de? cided when the bill Is reported out again to-morrow to substitute the Esch bill repealing daylight saving for the rider to which the President objected. Unless present indications fail, the House, with Senate approval guaran? teed beforehand, will pass the measure and refer it to the President. If the President vetoes the bill the House be? lieve? it can muster a two-thirds ma? jority to pass it over the veto. The daylight saving issue, believed ! . dead when the House failed last week of a two-thirds majority, came to life through a firm stand taken by the Senate committee to-day. It notified the House committee that it wanted to end daylight saving, and that it would reject any bill the House sent j over that did not call in one way or an? other for repeal of the law. Rather than send a bill over and have it re? fused, the House therefore adopted the expedient of inserting the Esch bill in place of the rider. The Esch bill passed the House in June by a vote of 232 to 122, which was only twelve votes short of a two-thirds majority. Republicans believe they can muster the additional votes to bridge the gap and rebuke the Presi? dent if he again vetoes this bill. World-Wide Ship Strike, Plan of Reds I. W. W. and Russian Soviets Set Sept. 1 as Date When No Vessel Should Move; Working Among Negroes I. W. W. leaders working with agents of the Russian Soviet government plot? ted a dock and marine strike which should sweep the seas cleaner than ever the U-boats did, according to in? formation which has reached the Lusk committee and will be introduced in evidence at to-day's session. The waterfronts and shipping of Spain, Holland, England, France and Latin-American countries have been in? fested for months, it is said, by the agents of the. Bolsheviki and the I. W. W. who intended that September 1 should see every ocean shipless and every nation in the throes of a huge .strike on its seaboard. For more than , a year strikers, avowedly Bolshevist in ' sentiment and purpose, have tied up the harbor of Buenos Ayres, at times inflicting an^actual embargo upon that Argentine port. By propaganda along the waterfront, by hints dropped in fo'castles, by ad? vances of money to individuals and by insinuating themselves and their doc? trines into dockside and marine unions, these agents are said to have prepared the way for the world-wide strike scheduled for September 1. For months agents of the Depart? ment of ?Justice have known of their activities among the marine unions df this city, and it is believed that a con? siderable part of those unions has been affected. Radicals assert that in many locals a majority of the members secretly carry the red I. W. W. card. Several prominent labor leaders will be among the witnesses called by th? Lusk committee to-day. Temporary Prohibition S. John Block, counsel for the Ameri- j can Socialists' Society, which conducts j the Rand School, yesterday obtained a temporary writ of prohibition from Justice McAvoy in the Supreme Court which restrains Senator Clayton R. Lusk and the members of his investi? gating committee from using any of the documents, books or papers seized in the raid on the Rand School pending the trial of the action brought by At? torney General Nev.-ton to annul the charter of the institution and to have a receiver appointed for it, A hearing to determine whether this restraining order shall be made permanent will take place this morning before Justice Ford in the Supreme Court. Deputy Attorney General Berger will argue against the writ being made perma? nent. This action was taken on advice of Samuel Untermyer, who is a volunteer attorney for the radicals. Mr. Unter? myer is now recuperating at White Sulphur Springs, \a.. preparatory to appearing for the Socialists at the trial on July 28. On this day Mr. Newton will seek to have, the charter ofHhe school annulled and obtain the appointment of a receiver to take care of its assets. The writ is directed against Chief Magistrate McAdoo, Acting Chief Mag? istrate Harris, Senator Lusk, Attor? ney General Newton, Deputy Attorney General Berger, Clarence L. Converse, special agent of the committee, and Archibold Stevenson, associate counsel for the committee. The order directs that all property of the Rand School seized in the raid be turned over to Magistrate McAdoo and held subject to orders by the Supreme Court. Mr. Block said yesterday that he understood that the books and papers were in the physical possession of the Lusk committeo and that he would to? day demand that the Supremo Court take over physical control of the papers. Reds Work in South The Lusk committee operatives have what they say is conclusive evidence that the radical Socialists and Bol sheviki have been engaged for some time past in the dissemination oi radical propaganda among the negroes The committee has the name of s ftrominent white woman who has giver arge contributions to carry on thif work. Her name will be made public at a hearing of the committeo next week when this phase of the Rec p/opaganda will be taken up. 'The reports of?the Investigators ol the committee say the propagando among the negroes was launched on ? Urge scale last February when "The Messenger" fa radical negro publica Continued on paf/e, four tOVtSpO THIIOIM! HI.KKPKR R?.?i?t?biiiih<v(i via Pennsylvania Railroad Mgtnnrnic JulK 20. l**iv? Sew Vor* or Mfcr?b*tf*n Mmlt?<l ? 04 P. M., ?rrlv< JToU?o Xl/H A. AL?Aavt, $25,000,000 in Stored Liquor Is Endangered Confiscation Section of Dry Enforcement Bill Would Wipe Out Stocks Here in Homes and Club Lockers New York homes and clubs now har? bor a $25,000,000 treasure that may be? come contraband and subject to confis? cation by the government in the near future. That is a conservative estimate placed upon the stores of alcoholic bey-I erages now held In the cellars and lock? ers of the city's liquor consumers. More generous statisticians said that the value of hard liquor thus stored would reach nearly $100,000,000. Should Congress pass the proposed amendment making it ulawful for any person to hold liquors stored before July 1, all of this immense stock will become contraband and subject to seiz- j ure by government officials. Just .how j this amendment to the enforcement law ? would bo carried into execution nobody in New York seems io know. But it-i was admitted that a favorable vote on the measure would automatically rele? gate the contents of such cellars into a classification along with smuggled jewels i?rul bootleggers' wares. Nearly All Have "Stocks" The manager of one chain of stores dealing in wines and liquors said that the experience of every business house handling alcoholic beverages had shown that at least half of the home?, of the city had been stocked with some beverages that would become contra? band in the event of the passage of this measure. Accepting the census fig? ures, based on the belief that there are 1,000,000 homes in greater New York, that would mean that there are 500,000 stocks of liquor subject to.seizure un? der such a measure. To estimate the quantity of liquor held in such stocks is far more diffi? cult. A canvass of the stores showed that some purchasers admitted that they intended only to have "'a couple of quarts in case of sickness." There were numerous wealthy men, however, who invested small fortunes in their private stocks of liquors. One New York millionaire is said to have laid in a $50,000 stock of wet goods. He has constructed a separate storehouse near his home for the purpose of keep? ing the liquor he expects to use in en? tertaining friends, according to report. Average Supply Small "I think the average ?Jtock is nearer ten than fifteen quarts," said a retail manager. "I think the value would be around $5 a quart at retail." That would mean that the liquor in homes could be tabulated in this way: Stocks held In New Vork homes 500,000 Average amount held (smallest estimate) quarts. 10 Total quarts stored. 5.000.1)00 Value of stocks.$25,000,000 These figures do not include the considerable total of stocks stored in lockers of clubs. Most of the big clubs auctioned off the contents of their cellars months ago to members. Representatives of several clubs who gave these figures were as near the facts concerning club lockers as could be obtained: Clubs holding auctions. 75 AveraRt number of quarts sold at each . 2.500 Total number of quarts sold. 187,500 Value, of liquor now In club lotkers.. $ 9 3 7.5110 In addition to these stocks, the gov? ernment still holds in bond, according to the internal revenue experts, more than 50,000,000 quarts of whiskey, gin and other alcoholic beverages. At an estimated value of $5 a quart, this sup? ply is worth at least $250,000,000. Under existing laws the bonded liquors can be removed from bond for export purposes only. Control of Wheat Given to Barnes WASHINGTON, July 16. ? By a proclamation issued to-night, President Wilson puts entire control of the wheat situation in the hands of Wheat Director Jules II. Barnes. The Presi? dent made it. possible for Director Barnes by a license system to regulate the export and import of wheat and wheat flour, the domestic and foreign distribution, the milling processes and the baking of bread and other products. Mr. Barnes will also have authority to decide whether there shall be ,any chango of policy that will operate for the reduction of bread prices, with the government paying the losses resulting from maintaining the guar? anteed price to the producer. The President by executivo order forbade the export or import of wheat flour except undor limitations pre? scribed by Director Barnes. He also increased tho guaranteed price of the 1919 wheat crop to $2.30 a bushel at Galvoston and New Orleans, tho object being to divert a port of the crop's flow from Atlantic terminalt and relieve the strain Jbn traffic, Japan Seeks Only a Part Of Shantung Wants Kiaochau, With 50,000 People, and Will Retire From Prov? ince of 50,000,000 Statement Made by Japanese Embassy Nation Asks Merely Such a Settlement as Others Now Have in Shanghai Japanese Envoy Calls j German Treaty Bogus \ T/'ATSUJI DEBUCHT, Charg? d'Af? faires of the Japanese Em- I bassy, to-day issued the following j statement: "The Japanese government has not entered into any agreement with Germany. At no time since the ! Germans were driven from Shan- j tung has my government enter- | tained any thought of agreement with Germany on any point. The so-called treaty is of German manu? facture, and is merely another step taken to encourage discord between Japan and the Allies." ? New York Trti,un? j Wetshinpton Bureau WASHINGTON, July 16.?A strong ! intimation that the Japanese govern- | ment soon will make an official an- t nouncement of its intentions in Shan? tung was given to-day at the Japanese ! Embassy here. It was said that the criticism of the Senate of Japan's in? sistence on retaining the former Ger- j man rights and privileges in Shantung j could easily be explained by an official | statement from the Japanese Premier, j The embassy statement asserted that ; Japan asks only for the control of Kiao? chau, embracing an area of 200 square miles, and that the whole of Shantung ' Province, totalling some 15,000 square j miles of territory, was not to be taken. In addition to the Kiaochau District, the joint control with China o^ the Tsingtao-Tsinan Railway is sought by Japan. Must Have German Data Officials of the embassy pointed out that the Japanese government was un? able to give actual assurance when the territory would be returned to China for the reason that a mass of data, of? ficial agreements dealing with the lease of the territory from China by Germany, and other information must first be placed in the possession of Japan by the German government be? fore any actual transfer of the terri? tory is possible. "Under the peace treaty," said one of the embassy officials, "Germany is re? quired within three months to turn over to Japan all official documents re? lating to Kia-chau. After this neces? sary procedure, the Japanese govern? ment can approximate the time when the return to China of the territory may be effected. Whether this will be six months or a year is merely a mat? ter of speculation. Wants Only a Settlement "My government, however, has sol? emnly promised to return the district to China, retaining the privilege only of establishing a settlement there, just as other nations have established set? tlements in Shanghai. It is regrettable that Japan's good faith is questioned in this regard." The position was taken at the em? bassy tha^,the Shantung question did not justify the discussion that has prevailed in this country, the point be? ing made that out of the entire prov? ince, with its po^lation of 50,000,000 people, only tue Kiao-chau territory, embracing only between 40,000 and 50, 000 inhabitants, was sought by the Japanese government. -? House May Investigate All Acts of Burleson New York Tribune 'Washington Hurea.il WASHINGTON, July 16.?Plans for a searching investigation of the Post office Department, and of the various activities of Postmaster General Burle son, are being framed by the House Republican leaders, it was learned to? day. The resolution for the investiga? tion will bo passed before the House enters upon its contemplated recess over August. . Tno investigation is to ho made by the standing llousa Committee on Ex? penditures in the Postoffico Depart? ment, of which Ropresenative Zihlman, of Maryland, is chairman. Buy a Baby Bond Our Booklet UstB ?50 1100 lnv?stm?nt?. Spnd for It, John Muir & Co., ?i B>?y.?A^rt, You9d Hardly Recognize It as the Same Animal; Note, Would You? When the Senate Gets in the Ring With the League of Nations, (Copyright. 1919, New York Tribun? Inc.) And When the President Conducts the Performance British Press Assails Car son As Disturber Direct Action Speech and Allusions to U.S. Deplored as Breeding Bad Blood: Prosecution Is Defeated LONDON, July 16 fBy The. Associ? ated Press).?Sir Edward Carson's speech on Saturday has brought the Ulster leader under the lash of the newspapers of all parties, primarily on account of his references to the United States, which are criticised as tactless and calculated to breed bad blood be? tween the two nations, and, secondly, becauseyhe reiterated his old threat, to call out the Ulster Volunteers to re? sist any attempt to place the Home Rule act in operation. The Labor organs are not slow to point out how such incitement to "di? rect action" could be improved upon in the. industrial field for securing politi? cal ends. The Liberal pro-Irish papers are equally quick to point out that in point of tactics there is no difference between "King de Valera" and "King Carson." The matter came Jin in the House of Commons to-night, when the Speaker gave John Robert Clynes, Laborite, per? mission to move adjournment of the House for the purpose of challenging the government to set the law in mo? tion against Sir Edward for a speech inciting to violence and endangering the safety of the realm. "Arch-Apostle of Direct Action" Mr. Clynes said there were many poor, illiterate men now in prison for | saying less harmful things than Sic | Edward had said. It was the govern j ment's duty to see that the law was ? equitably enforced. Mr. Clynes de ? scribed Sir Edward as the "arch-apostle | of direct action." j Lord Hugh Cecil and other Unionist j members condemned Sir Edward's re ! marks as indefensible. The Attorney General, Sir Gordon Hewart, declared that the allegation that Sir Edward's speeches incited to a breach of the law and violence had broken down. There was nothing in the speech in question upon which it was possible to found legal proceed? ings. The passage referring to the calling out of volunteers was hypotho ! ticnl jnd contingent on depriving Ul? ster t/eoplo of their right.-, a-i British subjects, and this nobody proposed to do. ( Ho ?ever mu<Jh tho speech might b* r/gretted at a time like this, there was ho law which could be set in mo Continued on page six I Republicans to Repeal Soda-Ice Cream Tax WASHINGTON, July 16.?Repeal of the soda water tax was de? cided on to-day by Republican lead? er:; of the House. The decision, which was made by the Republican steering committee, will be referred to the Ways and Means Committee, which will draft a repeal measure. Some leaders predicted that tho tax, which levies an impost of 10 per cent on soft drinks and ice cream, would be repealed within a month. House to Examine Mexican Problem \ new Yor't Tribune I Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 16.?Evidence of intention to go thoroughly into the Mexican problem was disclosed to-day in the House wnen Chairman Campbell of the Rules Committee announced that next Tuesday Henry P. Fletcher, .Ambassador to Mexico, would be called before the committee as the first wit? ness in a series of hearings on the Gould resolution providing for a ?joint select committee to investigate the Mexican situation. This resolution, which is considered by far the most sweeping of any in? vestigation suggestion vecently made to Congress, would provide six points of inquiry. All economic, political and military relations between the United States and Mexico since 1910 would be reported on, together with conditions and incidents leading up tP, concerned in, or responsible for those relations. The treatment accorded Americans and other foreign citizens of Mexico since 1910 would be itemized, and a statement made of the extent to which the United States, through ministerial assurances to foreign governments or otherwise, has obligated this country with relation to public or private claims against Mexico. In addition, information would be furnished regarding the polity and ac i tivity of the United States in pressing American claims 'for loss of life and property by violence, and responsibility for robbery, maltreatment and murder of American citizens in Mexico or on ' American territory adjoining. Full authority would be granted to summon I any member of the Cabinet or of any ! other government department. |U. S.-British Military Pact Denkil by Law LONDON, July IG. ? A report that \ Great Britain and the United States i had entered into nn agreement re^rnrd I ing their respective military establish [ monts was denied in the House of Com? mons to-day by Andrew Bonar Law, government licier. Wilson Begins Dailv Talks to Congressmen Plans for Swing Around Circle Discussed With Chamberlain ; Three Ore gon Speeches Promised New York Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON, July 16.?President Wilson was "at home" to-day to seven? teen members of the Senate and House and other governmental and private visitors. Of the seventeen callers, six previously had made appointments for the day. The others were received by the President under the new White House policy of devoting two hours of certain days to the informal reception of members of Congress. The new policy worked so satisfac? torily that an official announcement was made by Mr. Tumulty that the President had determined to invite members of both parties in Congress to come to the White House and confer with the Chief Executive. During the day Secretary Tumulty was given a list of fifteen members of the Senate to invite to the White House for conferences with the Presi? dent. While the names of the Senators to be invited were not announced, it was intimated that some of the Presi? dent's most outspoken opponents in the controversy over the peace treaty and the league of nations would be asked to come and get the President's view? point. List To Be Public To-day It is not expected that the fifteen I will call at the White House to-mor? row, although Secretary Tumulty said that announcement will be made then ! of who has been invited. That the President hopes by the j ? new policy of "open house" to dissi- j , pate some of the opposition to the ? league of nations was indicated when ? it was said all the leaders of the ' Senate will be received before he '. starts his "swing around the circle," scheduled to'begin late this month. Among the first visitors to-day was ! Senator Chamberlain, formerly chair i man of the Senate Committee on Mili ; tary Affairs and one of the most vig? orous critics of the War Departments j conduct of the war. Senator Chamber I lain and the President discussed the I league of nations at some length. I Following the conference, Senator Chamberlain indicated that he had a most pleasant conversation with the I President, and added that he felt quite i certain the President would visit three Continued on next page Republicans Are Invited to White House Meeting With Members of Foreign Relations Committee Arranged; Text of Draft a Secret Reed and Gore to Ask Reservations Democrats to Side With Rival Party's Senators in Fight on Covenant By Carter Field S'ew York Tribun? Washington Burmau WASHINGTON. July 16.?President Wilson will send to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee a copy of his awl? draft, generally called the American draft, of the league of nations cove? nant, it was learned from an authorita? tive source to-day. This text will reveal that Mr. Wilson himself is the author of Article X, which has caused more discussion than any other clause of the peace treaty, although it is now in danger of being eclipsed by tho Shantung provision. The disclosure is further interesting in view of the recent, statement of President Wilson that without Article X the league of nations would be a mere "debating society." This is the article under which the nations of the league guarantee the territorial integ? rity of all league member:.. Bids Republicans to Cnnferen<r The fact that Mr. Wilson's crpy of the league of nations covenant was to be made available to the Senate was rivalled in interest here to-day only hy the fact that, the President issued in? vitations to a number of Republican Senators to confer with him to-morrow at the White House regarding th? peace treaty. The names of the Sen? ators were nbt made public, but Sen? ator Lodge, chairman of the Foreijrn Relations Committee, was said to b? one of those invited. For reasons which no one explain?, the text of the President's league of nations draft has been guarded with the utmost secrecy. Senator Brnndege? asked the President for a copy th? night Mr. Wilson had the Foreign Re? lations Committees of the two Houses at the White House, on his return from his first trip to Paris. But although th? President interposed no objection at the time Mr. Brandegee had never been able to obtain a copy. When the text of the covenant of th? league was first given out it was ex? plained in dispatches from Paris that it was virtually the General Smuts, or British, plan. President Wilson ad? mitted on his return, at tHe time Sena? tor Brandegee a?ked for a copy of th? American plan, that it was the British plan which had been adopted. No Article X In Smuts Plan It was pointed out, however, by critics of Article X. that the Smut? plan had no such provision as Article X in it. At the White House it. is thought Mr. Wilson's draft of the covenant, will be a big surprise to the Senators who have been criticising Article X. th? President's authorship not having been suspected. Criticism of the President for hav? ing fathered this section, and for hav? ing persuaded the p?ace conference to adopt it, is expected from Senator? who are opposed to this section as it now read?. Every Republican Senator, according to the announcement of Sen? ator George H. Moses after a series of i conferences last Sunday, will vote in 1 favor of a reservation virtually ex | tracting the "teeth" from this article, j without which, Mr. Wilson has de j clared, the league would be ineffective I and helpless. Reed and Gore for Reservation In addition, at least two Democratic Senators, Reed and Gore, have pub? licly stated that they will vote for the reservation drawing the "claws" of this provision. Several other Dem? ocratic Senators are reported to ?be wavering as to whether they will support this reservation, but without any more than those already pledged fifty-one votes are sssured in the Senate to amend the only section of the whole covenant not. taken over bodily, according to dispatches fron? Paris, from the British plan. The text of this American, or Wil? i son, covenant was requested from the President by the Senate Foreign Rela? tions Committee in the resolution pro I posed by Senator Hiram Johnson and i adopted by the committee. The resolu ; tion also calls for much other informa? tion as to the proceedings at Pari?, ' including the stenographic reports. | It is elated by Administration spokes? men, however, that such stenographic records ?re not |n existence, ?s at the