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Vol. IAXIX No. 26,585
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P5 ' ^ <* ! * ? rials Adve rtisements
SATURDAY, AUGUST 30. 1919
Unsettled and slightly warmer to-day;
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TWO fE>TS ) within rommntinr dUt ^^^
b anil I
is Held Off
Gompers Uses Influence
to Induce Men to De
j>. Their Threatened
V k-Out for Present
Said To Be Back of
Lane's Finn to Call
a General Conference;
W ??<:?' Issue Up Later
ffew York Tribvn?
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2?.?As a result j
jf a conference held this afternoon be?
tween President Samuel Gompers of
the American Federation of Labor, the j
executive committee of tho Iron and |
Steel Workers and President Wilson ?
the threatened strike of steel workers j
will be postponed for a short time at !
least. Neither Mr. Gompers nor any j
member of the committee would even '
intimate what whs said or done at the !
conference, but member- of the com- '
nittee stated afterward that the inti?
mation of yesterday tnat (iecisive ac-?
tion was imminent in answer to the
ultimatum of the United States Steel
CorporatK.n rcfrardi>!?r a conference i
would not be realized at once. j
It is understood that John Fitzpat
rick, D. J. Davis, Ed J. Evans, William ;
Harmon and William Foster, represent- i
ir:g the steel men. virtually have made ;
Mr. Gompers a sort of super-chairman j
of their committee and are relying im- !
plicitly or; his counsel. It is conject- :
ured that Mr, Gompers has counselled i
patience and deliberation in view of i
the general labor and industrial crisis, |
with th? thought that something may j
shortly he done that will- aim at deal- !
?tip comprehensively with the whole in- ?
trien? problem of wages and the cost
Only Two Ways
Pr?sidera Wiison. it was learned to- ?
day, is fully convinced that something; j
more fundamental than the prosecuting i
of profiteers and the desultory trim- '
ming of prices must be done if the j
high cost of living is to be reduced in !
0 rational way, and it is likely that he
disclosed to the steel men what he has !
He is reported to be convinced that
there are only two ways to lower the
cos? of living, One is to reduce the
volume of the circulating media and
th'i ether is to increase the volume of
So long as capital and labor are at
outs and the air is full of reports of
strikes or impending strikes and there I
je general industrial dislocation there I
is no prospect of increasing production. I
Su it is represented that the President I
con need that the first step toward
increasing production is to tranquillize :
the ?aber situation. It is understood !
that Secretary Pane's statement of yes- \
terday advocating the calling of a joint i
conference of capital and labor for the ?
1 i of getting together on a sort i
o: new constitution of the relations of j
labor and capital was put out with the I
approval of the President as a means j
o!" arousing public interest and pre?
paring for the early issuance of a call !
lor such a conference.
< abinet Consider? It
The Cabinet already has given con-!
??deration to the idea and the matter,
has been left to the council of national ;
defence, which i< merely a committee
ol the Cabinet, for tinal consideration.!
'' h understood that the council will I
'?'?' next week, and seek to lay down!
the objects to tic attained by the con?
ference and the basis of representa?
tion and that soon thereafter the
? at will issue a call for such a
r'?'. emphasizing in that con
nection the plea he has already made j
for ;. true,, in labor-capi'a! eontrover- ?
?ie pending the effort to apply deep-j
E<j'; ?j re i icdies.
Men bi n of the commtteie ridiculed i
to-di y thi statement that a steel cor- !
poratii.n survey had shown "hat only i
10 pe? cent of the men were in organi- '
?atio s. Ti.cv hinted that fully half j
ol ? . 50 1,000 steel workers are ai?
rea . in the unions and that the daily
>dditions mount into '.lu- hundreds.
Before seeing the President to-day
'' eel workers' committee sent the
foil wing telegram to James Mulhol
land secretary of Iron ami Steel Work
t: ' < ouncil, at Gary, Ind.:
"Your telegram received, stating that
iteel workers are being discriminated
? and discharged wholesale for
purpo ? of forcing strike. The Bteel
Companies are doing the same in many
other places Hot in spite of this per
try to hold men at work un?
til all amicable means of settlement
bave been , xhausted.
"Th executive council of the Amer?
ican Federation of Labor is negotiating !
?or a eonfi r> nee with President Wilson j
' day. The steel companies show by
'?'' " actions i, determination to force
' ' sue before the President has had
chanco to pass on merits of contro- I
versy. VVe are doing all possible to |
secure justice for the men and to pre- |
'?'< ' ' the national disaster of a general
?' ke in the steel industry. Do not
strike under any circumstances until
the strike date has been set by your
Gary Not to Respond
Judge Libert 11. Gary, chairman of
th" United States Steel Corporation,
* ?'? make no response to the letter
?0m the steel organization committee;
?f the American Federation of Labor ?
intimating that unless he consents to I
receive the committee and confer on |
* ':> ?"? - and working conditions a strike,
*>11 follow. Al his offices in the Em- '
Pi? Building yesterday it was said that ?
s'j far as Mr. Gary is concerned the
incident was closed by his letter de?
clining to meet the committee.
?n his absence from the city over the
*eek-end it was explained that in de
el.nirtg to meet the committee or to
r?copnize its claim to the right to
speak for the company'? employes !
Judge Gary spoke for the board of di- I
??eetprs, which is insistent on main- I
wining its policy of not discussing its ?
employment problems with m?n not j
?umbered amont the employes.
Wouldn't It Be Belter to Split a Little More Kindlinss Wood?
Instead of Using So Much Kerosene?
Rail Men in |
Back to Jobs
Heed Hi?es' Warning and
Arguments of Brother?
hood Officials; Strike
in 3 States Is Ending
LOS ANGELES, Aug. 29.?Heeding
the announcement of the government
that it would run the trains at all
costs after 7 o'clock to-morrow morn- !
ing;, and the determination of United
States Marshal C. T. Walton, of Los
Angeles, that trains would be given
adequate protection, railroad strikers
were beginning to return throughout
Southern California to-night.
What was regarded as a critical sit?
uation in fruit transportation in
the Fresno district was saved when
the striking yardmen and switchmen
decided to return. After a visit by
A. F. Whitney, a vice-president of the
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen,
striking workers at San Bernardino
agreed to resume work.
The strike throughout central Cali?
fornia, which had paralyzed overland
and regional transportation for two
days, reached its final stages of col?
lapse when the yard crews returned
to the passenger and freight terminals
in San Francisco.
Trainmen Besume Work
Trainmen were reported to have re?
sumed work at Needles, Cal. The situ?
ation at Barstow was considered grave.
it was stated that trainmen there flatly
refused to obey orders of officers of
the railroad brotherhoods.
After a conference with M.E.Mont?
gomery, a representative of the engi?
neers, Mr. Whitney said he was certain
the men would return to work before
morning, lie said he felt they wore
being influenced "by persons with Bol?
"The strike is illegal and absolutely
without sanction of the brotherhoods,
he said. "1 hope the men will return
to work If they don't their places
will be taken by other members of the
brotherhood, who can be summoned
here in short ord?r."
Operation of trai:.s on the Southern
Pacific. Santa Fe and Salt Lake rail?
roads will start to-morrow morning at
7 o'clock, officials of these roads an?
Trains to Have Protection
Railroad officials said trains would
be operated with crews available under
government protection if the majority
of the men do not report.
It was stated a rift in the ranks of the
strikers existed, the conservative ele?
ment favoring return to work, while
the radicals favored holding out until
the object for which they struck? the
reinstatement of Pacific electric train?
men who are on strike, with full seni?
ority rights?is attained.
Robert J. O'Connor, United States
District Attorney, announced here that
he was preparing to ask warrants in
the cases of all men alleged to have
interfered with the operation of the
mails or to have delayed the handling
of perishable foodstuffs. He said com?
plaints would not be asked against
those who had returned to work before
Even Drug Addicts
Get Strike Habit
Eight Refuse to Take //y
oscine Treatment at
Hospital; Arc Arrested
The strike infection has spread to
the ranks of the thug addicts. Eight
patients who voluntarily committed
tl'.enis Ivos to Riverside Hospital re- I
fui-cd to submit to the hyoscine treat?
ment and were arraigned in Mor
lisiana court yesterday before
Magistrate Henry H. Curran on a \
charge of disorderly conduct. They !
were William McCarthy and David j
Simo of Brooklyn; Emil Meyer, 1742
Broadway; Harry Pollack, 182 Clare- j
mont Avenue; Charles J. Kuehn, 134 |
West 113th Street; Rudolph Propisil,
407 East Seventy-second Street; John ,
Flynn, 308 East Seventy-fifth Street; |
and Thomas Nichols, 79 West 134th
i After hearing the testimony Magis- ?
?trate Curran committed all but Pro-!
pisil, who is a returned soldier, to the j
i workhouse hospital on Blackwell's Jsl
! and for further treatment. Propisil was
i sent back to the hospital. During the
; taking of testimony, which lasted all
; day, Dr. John W. Crawford, resident
| physician at Riverside, had to give the
i patients morphine twice.
Dr. Crawford, the complainant, told
' Magistrate Curran that the eight men
liad heard that the hyoscine treatment
1 was doing more harm than good. He
said they cited a case where one man
S got broken eardrums from its use. i
| Dr. Crawford pointed out that as drug1
addicts were very susceptible to such ?
propaganda, he did everything in his I
i power to keep it from the other pa- ?
tients. When the eight disturbers of j
I the peace refused to listen to reason j
land threatened to alarm other patients,]
it, was decided to segregate and arrest I
them, declared Dr. Crawford. '
i The hyoscine treatment, the physi- !
cian said, was a mild form of "twi?
light sleep" which counteracted the |
i effects of drugs, leaving the patient in i
a state of semi-coma for forty-eight |
hours. Thirty-eight days was the time |
necessary to cure the patient, he said, j
Kuehn, who said he was an actor ?
and a member or the Actors' Equity ?
Association, told the magistrate he was'
taking advantage of the strika to be j
cured. Propisil, the ex-soldier', said he |
became an addict as the result of being j
gassed during the Argon no drive
Commenting on the arraignment of j
the addicts, Dr. Royal S. Copeland,;
Health Commissioner, said last night he !
? thought Magistrate Curran had done i
the best thin,; possible. \
"The other patients are quite satis- j
i lied so far," he said. "We have moved |
? nearly 400 into the hospital in the last ]
week. Hyoscine is simply an anaesthet- j
lis that sends them into a coma. It
' does not occasion any pain or suffer- I
? Ex-Senator Goff, at 79,
Weds Nurse Half His Age
CLARKSBURG, W. Va., Aug. 29.?
Telegrams received by relatives here
to-day announced the marriage of
former United States Senator Nathan
I Goff, of this city, and Miss Catherine
j Penny, a nurse, in New York last night.
Mr. Goff is seventy-nine years old and
I his bride less than forty.
| HArPY DAYS
I New York will have Us "Happy Pay?"
nftor all. The Hippodrome Re-opens Mon
| day (Labor Day). autujos and twice
Couusel Burr to Fight
Order Raising Fares on
the North Shore Line
Mayor Hylan yesterday threatened
Public Service Commissioner Nixon
with removal by the Governor unless
he rescinded his order of Thursday in?
creasing the rate of fare on the trol?
ley cars of the New York & North
Shore Traction Company.
Commissioner Nixon replied that he
was not a rubber stamp and would not
be intimidated by the Mayor's threats
end invited him to take the matter to
The Mayor's answer was a letter to
Corporation Counsel Burr, in which he
said Commissioner Nixon had acted in
deliberate disregard of the law. He
quoted Section 1866 of the Penal Code,
saying he believed Commissioner Nixon
had violated its provisions. This car?
ries a penalty of two years' imprison?
ment, $1,000 fine, or both. He also
directed that the officials of the trolley
line in question bo directed not to
charge the increased fare lest they also
be liable to criminal prosecution.
New Kates Enforced
John G. Moran, secretary and vice
president of the railway company,
when the letter of the Mayor to the
Corporation Counsel was called to his ?
"We shall continue charging the new
schedule of rates established by the !
Public Service Commission. If we did
not do so we would be violating the j
law. And we are not aware of any
statute which would make us law- i
breakers for complying with the law." !
Politicians are waiting for the
next move, declaring that it will
bring the long smouldering tight be- ;
tween Mayor Hylan and Wrilliam Ran- !
dolph Hearst on the one hand, and ;
Governor Smith, on the other, into the !
open. Nixon is Smith's appointee.
The Governor came to town unex- I
peetedly last night and had confer
enees, it was understood, with those
familiar with the situation. He will,
unless his plans change, return to
Albany this morning.
The Mayor's letter to the Corpora?
tion Counsel follows:
"Public Service Commissioner Lewis
Nixon has issued an order permitting
the New York & North Shore Trac?
tion Company to charge a large in?
crease over the five-cent fare, which is
the maximum the company is permitted
to charge under the franchise granted
by the city of New York.
"In making this order Commissioner
Continued on page nine
Committee Again Amends Treaty;
Demands Vote Eqnal to Britain's;
Knox Pleads for Separate Peace
Pennsylvanian Proposes I
U. S. Waive indemnity!
and Give Enemy Credit
for Sum Due America
Says Aim of War
Has Been Attained!
Wants Peace Declared as
Soon as Three Nations
Vote for Ratification
New York Tribun?
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.?Senator
Philander C. Knox, attacking the
peace treaty in the Senate this after?
noon, declared that the only safe way
to deal with the Paris document was
to reject it altogether and negotiate
! a separate pact with Germany.
The Pennsylvania Senator recom
I mended that the United States re?
nounce all claims to indemnities, tnas
; much as America's war aims were
! satisfied when the Hohenzollcrns were
i overthrown and there was now no rea
1 son to take part in European settle
; ments. He urged that Congress re
I establish peace as soon as three of
; the Allied powers had brought the
I treaty into force by their ratification.
The treaty terms. Senator Knox
said, went beyond the pale of interna?
tional law and would be impossible of
enforcement. He characterized them
as constituting "not the treaty, but
the truce of Verailles," and as laying
the foundation "for centuries of blood?
Senator Knox said in part:
"I wish at the outset to make my
own position^ perfectly clear, that rea
! son or excuse for misunderstanding or
? misinterpretation may not exist. N'o
' one more abhors Germany's lawless
1 ness, her cruelty, her cross inhumanity
in the conduct of this war than do I.
i No one is more determined than I to
; make her pay the full penalty for the
? great wrongs she has inflicted ou civ
; ilization. The observations 1 shall make
pre therefore dictated by no maudlin
i sympathy for Germany, the felon who
must suffer the penalty incident to his
"But 1 am vitally concerned in the
pence of this world, and peace we must
: have if it be attainable. But, Mr.
President, I am convinced after the
most painstaking consideration ? can
i give that this treaty does not spell
peace, but war?war more woful
and devastating than the one we have
but now closed. The instrument be
l fore us is not the treaty but the truce
; of Versailles. It is for this body?the
i coordinate treaty-making power of this
great neutral nation of ours to make
of the document a peace treaty if pos?
sible, or, if that be impossible, then we
mus', put this nation in such relation
to the treaty and to the powers of the
! world that our voice may hereafter as ?
? heretofore be always raised for peace."
Deplores Secret Negotiations
Senator Knox said he deplored the
j secrecy which attended the negotiation
of the treaty, f.nd expressed confidence
I that the American people were becom
! ing awakened to the gravity of the
j issues involved in assuming the many
burdens and entanglements involved in
j the treaty. He observed that all the
documents upon which the treaty is
I based are not in the possession of the
| Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
i Discussing the proper functions of a
?peace treaty, Senator Knox said:
"Mr. President, a treaty of peace has
! two great functions. In the first place,
j it ends the war and brings back peace,
! and in the next place it gives to the
?victor his spoils, which normally take
the form of territorial adjustments and
monetary or other indemnity, either
! merely to make good his losses or, in
! addition, to impose a penalty. If the
i victor be guided by a wise statesman
! ship, he so accommodates his spoils as !
1 not to sow seeds for another conflict
I with his erstwhile enemy. The great
| war now ending was bottomed on Bis
| marck's violation of this fundamental
j principle. France overlooked her in?
demnity, but she never forgot nor for?
gave Alsace-Lorraine. There is, I
warn you, Senators, many another Al?
sace-Lorraine in the treaty laid be?
fore us for action."
Steps to Ratification
Senator Knox then entered into a do
tailed explanation of the steps neces?
sary to a ratification of the treaty. Ex?
plaining that the treaty came, into
effect as soon as it was ratified by
three of the principal Allied or associ?
ated powers, he continued.
"To bring peace between us and j
Germany it is not necessary that we
shall ratify this treaty. It is true
Congress need not accept this treaty j
termination of our belligerency, and j
might by proper resolution, either j
joint, concurrent, or by separate reso- .
lution to the same effect by the Sen- ?
ate and House, respectively, continue j
this war, because to Congress exclu-1
sively belongs the authority to create a
status of war, and therefore it might !
continue such a status by a new;
declaration. But Congress has no de- ;
sire to do and will not do this thing.'
"On the other hand, Congress, while
it cannot negotiate a peace with the
enemy, can nevertheless end hostilities I
with him by declaring as no longer :
existent the status of war with him,
which the Congress created by its own'
"Thus, so soon as the first proc?s
verbal is drawn under this treaty, Con- j
gress may with all propriety, and i
should to insure full legality to the ?
act of the ? Executive in negotiating;
this particular treaty provision, pass ai
resolution?concurrent, because the!
Executive, having already committed !
himself to the substance thereof, his |
approval would be superfluous?which |
shall declare that the status of war
created by its resolution of April 6, |
1917, no longer exists and that a status
of peace from that moment obtains.
Thus we shall put the country immedi- |
Continued on next page
French Deputies Forego Speeches
To Hasten Treaty's Ratification
?>ARIS, Aug. 29 i By The Associated Press).?The general discussion of
?*- the ratification of the peace treaty came to a dramatic conclusion this
afternoon in the Chamber of Deputies when, after a stirring speech by
Albert Thomas, former member of the War Council, more than twenty
Deputies who were expected to take part in the debate announced their
decision to refrain from speaking.
The government was plainly embarrassed, all the ministers gathering
around Premier Clemenceau. Finally Andr? Tardieu arose and said the
government had anticipated a discussion lasting well into next week, but
i was ready to proceed, and would require an hour and a half.
Jean Bon, Socialist and extremist, then made a bitter attack, which
made it a question of confidence, and all the government's supporters ral?
lied to the Premier. The sitting was then adjourned until Tuesday.
M. Viviani told The Associated Press that he expected the treaty would
be ratified on Thursday or Friday next.
In his speech Albert Thomas advocated the neutralization of the Rhine
Valley under occupation, with the league of nations in conrol, and the
capital of the league at Cologne or Aix-la-Chapelle.
Deputy Maurice Barr?s advocated French propaganda and the dissemi?
nation of French literature, art and language, so that when the fifteen
years of occupation have ended the Rhine Valley may become a sort of
Franco-German autonomous country.
U. S. Mandate
I American Investigators
Said to Favor Inclusion
of More Than Armenia
PARIS, Aug. 29 (By The Associated;
Press). -The report of Charles R.
' Crane and Hence C. King bearing on
their investigation of conditions in the
, Near East has been submitted to the
? American delegation in three sections.
i The first relates to Syria, the second
! to Mesopotamia, the third to non
? The American commissioners said
their report does not necessarily ad?
vise a United States mandate for all
of Turkey, but it is believed from their
I discussions that they have reported
that, in their opinion, much more than
; Armenia and Constantinople should be
included in the American mandate if
the United States decides to accept it.
Syrians Want Palestine
The report contains recommenda?
tions as to mandataries, which the two
commissioners refuse to disclose, but
' they discussed to-day with The Asso?
ciated Press the results of their con
! ferences with delegations throughout
? Syria and other parts of Asia Minor.
The Syrians generally hold that i
' Palestine should be included in Syria
to afford a united country and oppose I
I the Zionist movement, under the con- J
I tention that the Jews form only 10;
j per cent of the population of Palestine .
! at the present time, and the Moslems i
i fear an influx from other countries.
I The Syrian and all other peoples
' regarded the American mis-ion as a
means of taking a plebiscite and frank- ,
ly expressed their views, which the
i commissioners say probably would not j
1 have been possible had an international j
mission gone to Asia Minor, as the con- j
| ference contemplated. The French, ;
! however, refused to participate in such :
a mission, and because of French un- ?
1 willingness the British withheld dele?
gates. , !
Apparently there is a majority senti- !
j ment throughout Turkey favoring for
j eign mandates as the best means for re
habilitating the country, and, except in ;
portions of Lebanon, where the French ?
are favored, the commissioners assert, I
there seems to be an overwhelming
sentiment for a United States mandate.
Tenants Form Soviet and
Run House, Says Owner
Apartment Reds so Belligerent
He Can't Go Near Place,
He Tells Court
A victim of the power of the soviets i
fled from the domination of the prole?
tariat into Harlem court yesterday
and demanded that Magistrate Simms
appeal to the President or somebody
to dissolve the Red republic that had
been formed at 1294 Park Avenue.
According to the refugee, who said i
he was Abraham Levow, and had owned i
the apartment house at the above ad?
dress until his tenants told him he
didn't, something had to be done im?
The tenants, he said, had got tired
paying rent and had formed a soviet.
It was a belligerent soviet, he added, ,
with a battalion of death headed by I
certain women tenants. Things had
got to such a state, he moaned, that
he didn't dare go near his property. As
proof of the determination of the new i
republic, he submitted that its forces :
had even invaded the janitor's quartets :
and defeated him.
Tears stood in Mr. Levow's eyes as
he. recited the culmination of the
tragedy. The leaders of the battalion !
of death, he said, had collected $300 j
rent and he hadn't seen a nickel of it.
The social revolution, it was brought I
out in court, came about through the j
serving of dispossess notices on the >
tenants by Levow. Th? tenants held1
a meeting, recruited a Red Guard and
then marched triumphantly through I
the building, shouting "The Bolsheviki
are in control."
The accused women were represented
by counsel who, after listening to the j
landlord's charges, asked for an ad?
journment till September 4, which was i
O? the Enemy
Will Spend 27 Days and
Make 30 Set Speeches j
in Effort to Set "Back;
Fires" Under Senators I
New York Triburg
Washington Bureau. !
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.- The Presi
dent's speaking tour of twenty-seven
days, during which he will make thirty i
set speeches and many impromptu I
talks, will begin next Wednesday i
night, when the special train leaves ;
Washington for Columbus, Ohio, where \
he will speak Thursday night. The
10,000-mile swing around the circle will :
terminate at Washington on the morn- j
ing of September "0.
The itinerary, made public to-day at j
the White House, shows that the Presi-j
dent will carry his light into the parts
of the Middle West and West whose [
representatives in the Senate have !
voiced the strongest opposition to the ?
treaty and league of nations. His '
opening attack will be made in Ohio, |
Senator Harding'.? constituency. The !
next stop3 will be made in Indiana, I
where he will endeavor to build back- j
fires under Senators New and Watson.
Will Invade Foe's Haunts
By speaking in Iowa, South Dakota j
and Minnesota the President will ad-!
dress constituents of Republican Sen- !
ators who favor reservations to the
treaty. In Missouri, where two speeches
are scheduled, the President will be in j
the territory represented by Senator '
Reed, the most outspoken Democrat :
against the treaty.
When California and Idaho are !
reached the President will combat the
influence of Senators Johnson and!
Borah, two of the bitterest enemies of
the league. The fact that the Presi?
dent pian<< to speak in the Mormon
Temple at Salt Lake. City brings about
an interesting situation, since Senator
Smoot recently cited Mormon revela?
tions against the league pact.
The President's determination to de?
vote so great a share of his time to
the Pacific Coast is believed to be due
to the strong opposition from there to
the Shantung settlement.
Accompanying the President will be
Mrs. Wilson, Dr. Cary T. Grayson, the j
President's physician; Joseph P. I
Tumulty, his secretary; three White i
House stenographers, more than a j
score of newspaper correspondents j
and a squad 01 camera and movie ?
operators. Joseph Murphy, Assistant!
Chief of the Secret Service, will be
in charge of the President's body?
guard of a dozen men.
The President's Itinerary
Following is the itinerary:
September 4, Columbus.
September o, Indianapolis and St.
September 6, Kansas City.
September 6 and 7, Des Moines, with
address night of September t>.
September ?b, morning address in
Omaha, Neb., and evening address in
Sioux Falls, S. D.
September 9, St. Paul and Minne?
September 10, Bismarck, N. D.
September 11, forenoon address in
Billings, und evening address in Helena,
September 12, forenoon address in
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, and afternoon
address in Spokane, Wash.
September 13 and 14, Tacoma, with
evening address in Seattle, Septem?
September l?, Portland, Ore.
September 17 and 18, San Francisco.
September 19, afternoon and night in
September 20 and 21, Los Angeles.
September 22, Reno, Nev.
September 23, Salt Lake City.
September 24, late afternoon address
in Cheyenne, Wyo., spending the night
September 25, forenoon adress in
Denver, and afternoon address in Pu?
September 26, forenoon address in
Wichita, Kan.; evening address in Ok?
lahoma C.ty, Okla.
September 27, midafternoon address
in Little Rock, Ark., and night address
September 28 and 29. Louisville.
Two of Three Changes by
Senators Moses, Fall
and Johnson Strike at
English League Power
President Gives Up
Fall Would Forbid U. S.
Reparations Envoy to
Vote Without Order*
JV>?,' York. Tn'bun*
WASHINGTON, Aug. 29.?Three mor?
amendments to the peace treaty wer?
adopted to-day by the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee. Two would re*
duce the voting power of the British
Empire in the league of nations as?
sembly and the third would restrict
the activities of the American members
of the reparations committee set up
by the treaty.
I The first of the amendments hitting
! at British influence in the assembly,
! offered by Senator Iliram Johnson, o?
California, would give the United
States as many votes as the British
Empire?a total of six. Great Britain
is not mentioned, but it is provided
that when any member of thu league
has self-governing dominions or colo?
nies or "parts of empire which aro
members of the league the Uni'ed
States shall have as many votes ?a
The phrase "parts of empire," Sen?
ator Lodge said, was aimed at India,
which, he declared, was inserte i "by
force" at the peace conference, inas?
much as India is not self-go -erning.
All League Members Protected
The second amendment, was proposed
by Senator George 11. Moses, o:' New
Hampshire. It provided that in any
dispute ?ffe'-ting any country which
had dominions or colonies or parts of
empire which were represented ?n the
league assembly, all would be barred
from the vote settling the dispute with
any other power. The idea is : i pr ?
vent Canada, for instance, votin - ??
Great Britain and Xew Zealand and
South Africa and India in a quarrel
between Australia and Italy. This
amendment goes further than tho
Johnson amendment in that it protects
all the league members instead of only
the United States from the effect o:
Great Britain's six votes.
"I don't know how any one is going
to defend a vote against this amend?
ment giving the United States eouai
representation with the British Um?
pire," Senator Lodere said after tho
meeting of the committee. "It will h<t
a difficult 70te to defend before tho
McCumber With Democrats
The Johnson amei h ni ' ed
by a vote of 9 to 8, Senator McCumber
voting with the Demi crats. V the ? i ?
of Article III it adds the following:
"Provided thai, when any me
of the league has or posses e
governing dominions or coloi ii
parts of empire which are al o i em
bers of the league, the United States
shall have votes in the a sembly or
council of the 1< aeuo numerically
equal to the aggregate vote of
member of the league and its self
governing dominions and colonies
and parts of empire in the coun?
cil or assembly of the league."
Senator McCumber proposed a sub?
stitute for the Johnson amendment,
which was defeated by a vote of 10 to
3, McCumber. Hitchcock and Swanson
voting in the affirmative and John
Sharp Williams voting with the Repub?
licans in the negative.
Senator Fall's Amendment
The third amendment offered by Sei -
ator Fall would res trie ;
power of the United States de egate
the Reparations Commission b> alter?
ing the treaty clause to prevent I
American from voting except wl n in?
structed by the United States govern?
ment to do bo in specific instances.
To effect this end Senator Fall pn
posed to amend the third hn?-, se<
paragraph of Article II, Annex 2, by
striking out the word-; "the United
States." In the fourth line of the : a
paragraph, section and annex, amend
by inserting alter the period, fo' owing
the word "occasion," the words "the
delegate of the United States shall
have no vote in the proceedings of tho
commission except concerning a matter
wherein such delegate is specifically
instructed by his government to take
part in proceedings of .the commission
and to cast and record the vote of the
United States thereupon; but shall al
Ways have such right when Annex 3 to
the reparation clauses, or any section
thereof, is under consideration."
The vote on this amendment was
9 to 8, Senator McCumber voting with
Senator Moses proposed amendment
applied to the end of paragraph 9 of
"Whenever the case referred to tho
assembly involves a dispute between
one number of the league and anothez
member, whose self-governing domin?
ions, colonies or parts of empire at?
also represented in the assembly,
neither the disputant members, nor any
i of their said dominions, colonies or
parts of empire shall have a vote upon
any phase of the question."
It was agreed to record this by vof.o
of 9 to 8.
Senator Knox's speech did not sur
I prise the Senators with whom h? has
| been talking lately, especially since th?
luncheon in his office last week ol
eight "irreconcllables/* Republican
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