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First in Lrost-ihe Tmth: Npws . Editorials Advertid ?ont,
SATURDAY, NO.V?MBEB 22, l?H?) 7771
(loudy and warmer to-day; to-mor?
row fair; fresh nouthwe*t
1'nll Report on l'ace 1?
Tir,? rrvT?),n "realer New V??rk anrf I TIIRrr ? KVT*
TWO lifllll, ?.it hin romnuttng dUtanr* | Ki?. ?Ii*r?
Billy Dansey
Found Dead
In Jersey Bog
Barking of Dogs Leads
Hunter to Body of Baby
Who Disappeared From
Home 8iv Weeks Ago
Believed Killed
By His Kidnaper
Quid's Death Is Thought
Due to Violence; Cloth?
ing Scattered About
Special Correspondence
HAMMONTON, N. ?f., Nov. 21.?
The skeleton of Billy Dansey, the
two-arid-a-ha!f-yoar-old prize baby
of this town, who disappeared six
weeks ago, was found to-day. George
Eckhardt, a hunter, canie across it
in the scrub pine of Folsom Swamp
while hunting. The spot where it
was found is three miles south of
the home of Hercules Dansey, the
boy's father, and is remote from any
It was obviously impossible for
the child to have wandered that far
by himself unseen. The authorities
believe he was lured away and mur- :
Eckhardt, gun in hand, was pushing
ils way through the bushy scrub pint.? j
if the swamp, his eye on the alert for
ame, when he . tuinbi ?d over the
ton. It was half covered by wind
Yv.fi leaves, but no human effort to
nceal it was apparent.
Clothinc Scattered About
boj had been stripped. His
'thing was scattered about, some of
hidden by underbrush or leaves.
rown sweater which Billy wore
??hen his mother sent him out in the
ard to play the clay he vanished was
!ty ft???', from the body. About five
-.?'. from the sweater wus Billy's ha*e
fall cap, of which he was inordinately
About orty feet nearer the skeleton
ere lu child's blue rompers. His
?hoe?, ?MB>ckin:J8 and other clothing lay
1 unes. The deduction 07" the
?... this trail was thtat whoe?
ver was carrying Biiiy had matched
ft ' ?? ??ay's cap and sweater almost
on a he e tercd the daik copse
? id torn off his rompers im
m?diat? ird, setting- the boy
il-v.-fi and removing the rest of his
in the most inaccessible part
.' f. e swamp.
Eckhardt hastened back to Hammon
n and e>A Dr. Charles C inningham,
toner, who accompanied him to Fol
: m Swamp. After examining the sit
: a ,,?-. C r-j:ie. Cuanitlg
a-i agreed with Eckhardt that Billy
ad been stolen from his home and
e? death by violence. It was the
?pinion of the Coroner Anat he was
?'1 on the day he was stolen.
Spot Guarded by Police
Edmund C. Gaskill, County Prosecu
'. concurred in the ??pinion. The spot
? '?'?' :??? sue ?Hun .? . . und has been
oped off and a policeman stationed
there to keep the curious away.
Althodgn Eckhardt was reasonably
:ertain from the first tha? it was the
-keleton of Bil ?. Dansey that he had
? the aetuai identification was
made by ( harles White, o? this placa.
who recognized the clothing at once.
Mr. White was familiar v.-iih the case
having been a leader in the search for 1
rtl':?'? Hi, son and Billy D?nsey were
playmates and an anonymous letter
'? after Bil y's ?ji appearance
-d"i thi ; l'ai-, ! ad been kidnaped by ,
?????ike ?" > Mr. \\ hite's ?????\.
, ?khardt, who -.vas hunting rabbits,
nad been through Folsom Swamp once
and was returning on the opposite side
-: ?1 wl ? ' I ?and his dogs barking
excitedlj ,?, Lhe very center of tue
tangle. pu ?,iri,; through the under
?rush toward the uproar, he stumbled
?!1 l- e bones before which his dogs
?vere howling,
Missing Since October h
Silly Dansey had been missing since
October 8. His mother sent him out
to play ?n the na rning, and a few min?
utes aftei his departure looked.out into
'?is yard, expecting to see him. He
',v,as not in - m?. She conducted a des
:i,tor> him, beJievinj thai
pc was somewhere about, perhaps hid
mg from her.
"hen the boy .lid not return at din?
ier time, however, the hunt began in
arnest. All the neighbors were inter ?
??gated. None had seen Billy. Posses
???.a. formed which hunted through the
Sight with lanterns, shouting to the
lost boy. For days the fields .and cran
oerry bog.-. ?n the vicinity were beaten
'>>' ?eal.ius searchers. Airplanes were
abated in the hunt.
Every effort failed. Billy was not
?o be found. Rumors began to become ;
-urrerit ?,;" two men in a buggy who
fid been seen holding between them ?
8 boy who cried c? ntinually. Another
wporf concerned a man using a heavy1
???k as a can?? who led a hoy about
July's age a ong the road. These anil j
?her rumors, some of them leading to ,
ynio and Kansas, were traced and l
'?und to be unconnected with Billy's:
Not Seen on Koad
?hi? swamp where his Aones were found j
?'far from his home. If a boy of
wtrty months cou'.d walk the three j
*''<???> that intervene, he must certainly !
f;0 b.v load when? fe.ices, stone walls.'
?ooks and other obstacles would not |
?Pede his way. The roads loading
???at Polsom Swainp are well traveled. !
"ey are bordered by many nouses. ?
Scarcely a house alonr; t^e way whose ?
??M.ent8 <litl not kn.ow Billy, yet none :
01 'em saw him on the dav lie disap- ,
Carles R. O'Connor Named
"Dry" Director fo Ne?w York
WASIIIVctav x-__. ... /._:.. !
.JASHINGTON, Nov. 21. Coironis
10,?er of Int.? "- D-*
'*y announce
**** Peder?
'"ar'cs R. ()?
S?k director
fr-nH- of
j? Kentucky
Rilly Dansey
Total of $138,000,000
Asked by State Bureaus
Heaviest Budget in History of
Commonwealth Predicted
for Next Year
Special Correspondence
ALBANY. Nov. 21.?unless the Leg?
islature does a lot of trimming, an?
other record-breaking budget will re?
sult from the next session. State
Comptroller Travis announced to-day
the budget request now aggregate
$138,000,000, or 42,000,000 more than
the appropriation bill of this year,
which amounted to $93.000.000.
While a considerable part of this
total will be cut out, it is not believed
it can be pruned down to anywhere
-ear the $100000000 mark. That will
make it the largest expenditure in any
one year in the history of the state.
The Comptroller estimates avail?
able resources at 5:28,000.000* This
includes the state's estimated share of '
the income tax of $17,500.000, and an?
other direct tax of $14,400,000 used to
pay off the state debt.
Thf largest amount sought is '
$32 000,000 for constructions and per- ;
m betterments?a gain of 185 per '
cent over last year. Estimates for sal- ;
aries and other operating expenses j
have grown ;?H per cent, totaling I
$ ?o.OOO ?00. Fixed charges for schools, j
highways, ??te, of direct benefit to lo-j
ca.it es arc extended 10 per cent?
$26,000,000 being requested.
2 Cities Elect Condemned ;
Italian Deserter Deputy !
Socialist Who Fled to Germany j
and Austria May Now
(io Free
ROME, Nov. 21. Signor Misiano a
Socialist, has been e'ected to the Ital?
ian Chamber of Deputies from 'joth
Naples and Turin.
Misiano originally was a railroad ?
man, but was dismissed at the begin
ning of the war, going to Switzerland, !
it is alleged to evade army service. He '
was later expelled from Switzerland
and went to Germany, where he was im- ?
prisoned six months on a charge ?A ;
participating in revo ution&ry move- !
ments. At present he is in Vienna.
During his absence from the cour.- j
try an Italian military court con
demned him to be shot for desertion,'
and the question now arises whether he .
can be arrested or enjoys parliamen- ,
tn-jy immunity even before taking the
oath of office.
2 Quarts of Whisky, $800 ;
Man Accused of Trying to Sell
Barre! Mostly Water
James White, of 45 Greene Avenue,
Bin klyn, who is alleged to have tried
to sell a barrel of water as whisky, was
held yesterday in Jefferson Market po?
lice court, for examination on an affida?
vit suiting that he was suspected of ?
attempting grand larceny.
Whit?? was arrested Thursday in a
saloon at Twenty-eighth Street and
Eighth Avenue. According !o Detective
Lambert, he was trying to sx?ll a "bar- I
rel of 100 proof whisky" to the proprie?
tors for $300. The barrel, according to
the detective, was full of water, the ,
only whisky being in a two-quart can j
soldeied to tlv inside end of the
spigot so that only w. isky flowed when
the barrel was tapped.
Mary Pickford Wins Suit
Court Decides Movie Actress
Need Not Pay $108,000
A jury in the Supreme Court yester?
day decided in favor of Mary Pickford,
mot?on picture star, in a suit brought
by Mrs. Cora C. Wilkening to recover
$108,000 for commissions in obtaining
a $10,000 a week contract for Miss
Pickford while acting as her manager
and adviser.
The trial ended yesterday was the
second had in this action. On the first
trial Mrs. Wilkening won a verdict,
which was reversed by the Appellate
?artial Eclipse of Sun
To Be Seen Here To-Day
A partial eclipse of the sun will j
ne visible this morning in New York
City and all along the Atlantic
Coast. It will begin at 7.42 o'clock,
but the maximum of shadow will j
occur at 8:58 o'clock. A total eclipse
of the sun will not be visible in the!
United States until October, 1023. and |
then only 4'or a small section of South- j
.-?i California.
Astronomers bent on testing the new '
Einstein theory of curving light rays
will take their instruments to Mexico,
which wi'l offer many vantage points
at that time. '
4Death Ring'
Plot of Heds'
Found Here
Fund of $68,000 (with?
ered and Plans Made
To Buy Arms for Revolt
of Labor, Police Say
Five Men Chosen
To Kill Officials
I. W. W. and Union of
Russian Workers In?
volved in Plan. It Is Said
j Federal and police officials an
j nounced yesterday that they liad
? discovered a plot by agitators of
; the I. W. W. and the Union of
: Russian Workers of the United
States and Canada secretly to arm
; a body of "Red Guards" in New
; York with a view to starting" an
? open revolt against the prosecution
of Bolsheviki, Communists and
anarchists. I* was said that evi?
dence had been obtained that a fund
' of $G8,0(iO had been raised with
which to purchase arms.
Five extreme radicals, whose
names are known, according to offi
! cials, were pppomted to act as a
"ring of death." whose duty it
\ would be to assassinate persons
, active in the running down and
. prosecution of anarchists. It wa?
said the first persons marked for
attack were Alexander I. Rorlre.
Assistant District Attorney, who has
been presenting criminal anarchy
cases in the extraordinary grand
jury; Detective Sergeant ?lames J.
Gegan, of the police bomb squad,
and Charles F. Scully, of the De?
partment of Justice's bureau of
Clew Obtained in Speech
A clew to the plot was obtained in '
Boston through a speech made there ;
: by a former editor of a Russian news !
paper published in New York. The i
? speaker is alleged to have told his j
fellow radicals they might soon ex- j
pect reprisals by the "Reds--" on their ?
prosecutors. Investigation led to evi- I
dence that preparations for open re-!
vott had been begun, that a fund of !
$68,000 had been raised through con- !
tributions from I. W. \V. and Union
of Russian Workers' organizations, and
that three I. W. W.'s and two Russians I
were appointed a "ring of death" to ;
assassinate officials.
It was said that some of the evi
dence obtained by the authorities was
revealed through the seizure of papers
taker, in the Lusk Legislative Commit- j
tee's raids on the Communist party's
headquarters two weeks ago. Archi?
bald E. Stevenson, special counsel for
the committee, and Samuel E. Berger,
Deputy Attorney General, said they
had heard of the plot, but'declared
they knew no details.
Steps Taken to Buy Arms
"The plot was sufficiently advanced
to warrant us in taking drastic meas- :
ures to stop it," said an official. "We :
found the fund already collected and
steps taken to purchase arms''
It. wa.- not stated whethei there had ;
been arrests in connection with the
plot or whether arrests v-er'e to lie
One hundred thousand dollars was |
contributed by "parlor Bolsheviki" to
radical organizations, according to Mr. j
Berger. He said this had been dis?
covered by an examination of books
taken in the Lusk raids.
"We have found many persons prom- !
inent in social and religious circles :
are Bolsheviki to the bottom of their
hearts," ?aid Mr. Berger.
Rose I astor Stokes, who on Thurs
day refused to permit a subpoena j
itver io einer her h nie in Grove
Street, yesterday appeared in Assist?
ant District Attorney Rorke's oifice, I
accompanied by Charles Recht, her at
torney. Mrs. Stokes's testimony was
wanted by the extraordinary grand .
jury in connection with its investiga?
tion of radicalism. She ?'<\ not go
before the jurors yesterday, but is ex?
pected to appear on Monday.
Signed Checks for SI 1.000
Mr. Rorke said that inquiring into
the activities of the Communist party
it had been found that Mis. Stokes
had made out checks to an aggregate j
of $11,000, but the payee had not been \
designated, It was to ask Mrs. Stokes
concerning these checks that she was
called before the jurors he said.
Other witnesses called were Dr. '
?Morris Zuker. of Brooklyn, former :
editor of a radical pub ?cation, Bella
Gitlow, sister of Benjamin Gitlow, for- :
mer Socialist Assemblyman, who was
held for the grand jury in $15,000
bail, and Benjamin D. Kaplan executive
secretary of the Jewish Protective So?
ciety, who was questioned concerning
members of the society who are al?
leged to telong to other organizations.
Eight of the fifteen public school
teachers summoned to appear before
the Lusk committee to answer -charges
that they have been engaged in radical
propaganda were examined by Mr.
Berger yesterday. Mr. Berger aid he
would withhold the names of those
examined until their statement-; had
been verified^. It was said that several
of the teachers arlmitte?! they were
members of the Communist party,
To Purge The Bronx
Francis Martin, District Attorney of i
Bronx County, announced that he
would empanel an ext.-aordinary grand
jury "t:- purge The Bronx of radicals."
Many fo lowers of Trotzky, who for
merely was editor of the "Xovy Mir," |
the Rucian Socialist newspaper, are ;
said to live in The Bronx. '
Ivan Novikoff. 1382 Co'lege Avenue I
The Bronx, was arrested by Federal
agents yesterday and taken to Ellis
Is'and. He v;u<? charged in a warrant
by imm*?ration officials with having
admitted anarchist agitation. i
Food Control
is Revived to
I Save Sugar
War-Time Powers Given
to Attorney General by
Presiden I in Effort to
? Avert Imminent Famine
AH Stocks To Be
Allocated by U. S.
?Price To Be Advanced to
14c Pound, Retail, Un?
der Government Plan
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.?President
? Wilson, by executive order, to-day re?
vived the war-time powers of the Food
! Administration and placed the govern?
ment again in control of the nation's
food supply, ?n an effort to avert a
sugar famine. Full powers of Food
Administrator were conferred by the
President on Attorney General Palmer.
Although at present Mr. Palmer in?
tends to exercise his authority only in
relieving the sugar shortage and will
t.ot put into operation all the ma?
chinery permitted under the Presi
; dent's order, he is prepared to exert
the full pressure of all the broad
power in him to meet similar short -
I ages in other food supplies.
Mr. Palmer's staff will begin imme?
diately to build up a sugar distrib?
uting system which will allocate all
sugar stocks in the country. It. will
provide an equitable system of dis?
tributing supplies and will defeat any
concentration or hoarding, officials
Plans, tentatively decided upon, pro?
vide for ?ncreasinc the price of all
sugar, excepting the Louisiana crop,
for which a prie.? of seventeen cents
[already has beer fixed, to twelve cents
a pound, wholesale, or fourteen cents
a pound retail.
Expect (o Avert Famine
Through this increase new sources
of supply are expected to be opened.
With assurances that a i'air margin
of profit, said to be about S1.54 a hun?
dred pounds, would be allowed, sugar
refiners are ready to enter the Cuban
markets and purchase all available
stocks, it was stated. Thus, officials
believe, the increased price will avert
a shortage which threatens to become
a famine-during the next .sixty da;,-?,.
Immediate action also is contem?
plated in curtailing the consumption
of sugar by manufacturers whose prod?
ucts are not regarded as essential
food. This will apply particularly to
sol't drink dealers and candy manu?
facturers. The abnormal increase of
sales of these articles and the conse?
quent heavy drain on the sugar sup?
plies is traceable, officials declaimed*
to the enforcement of prohibition.
Although it has not been definitely
determined, the cut in sugar supplies
to these classes of trade probably will
be about <>0 per cent. Officials indi?
cated that, if the exigencies of the sit?
uation demanded, they would reduce
the allowance to soft drink and candy
plants to 25 per cent of their normal
To Enter Cuban Market
Arrangements have been completed,
sub'??ct to changing conditions of the
sugar situation, whereby beet and cane
sugar refiners will enter the Cuban
mai'Kcts immediately. The depart?
ment, however, will exact a signed
agreement with firms entering that
trade to consign all of their purchases
to tills country. This will mean that
American dealers will get a large pro?
portion of th>? 1000,000 tons, of raw
sugar yet available in Cuba, officials
Normal consumption of sugar in the
United States is about 4,000 000 tons.
In other years about 3.000,000 tons
were imported from tin? Cuban fields,
to which was addeil the average pro?
duction of approximately 1 000 000 tons
of native grown, hut officials wen?
alarmed lest European dealers should
continue their heavy purchases, already
in excess ??f 1000 00(1 tons in Cuban j
markets, and deprive this country of
?he full supply it usua'ly gets there.
The refiners who have agreed to go into
the Cuban trade have been urged, it :
was said, to use all haste, that the '
stocks may not be exhausted before
this nation is supplied.
The danger of a sugar famine will be j
greatest next month, it was said, as
stocks are rapidly being depleted and j
;n many sections already exhausted >
and the necessity for garnering all \
available supplies from outside be
comes daily more urgent.
Thirty-eight Chicago Men
Held as Sugar Profiteers
CHICAGO. Nov. 21.- Thirty-eighi
members of fourteen wholesale sugar ',
firms were arrested to-day on Federa' :
warrants charging profiteering in vio- ;
lation of the Lever food control act.
They were charged with exacting an
exorbitant price, or conspiracy to ob?
tain an excess price ror sug r
The dealers are alleged Lo Ti ave sold
sugar at prices ranging from 15 to
2?"i cents a pound,
Although tne Illinois fair price com?
mittee has ceased quoting a maxi?
mum price on sugar. Major A. A.
Prague, its chairman, to-day warned
that control of sugar prices had not
ceased and that jobbers still wire re?
stricted to a profit of :li of a cent a
pound and retailers to lVs cents.
(iovernor's Mother Worse
Pleurisy Develops ami Chances
of Recovery Are Slighter
Mrs. Catherine Smith, mother of
Governor Smith, is in a critical con?
dition, according to a bulletin issued
at 11 o'clock last n'icht by her physi?
cian, Dr. John H. lieb. Mrs. Smith
has been ill of ?loible pneumonia at
the home of her daughter, Mrs. Mary i
Glynn, 5 Middagh Street, Brooklyn. '
Yesterday morning pleurisy devel?
oped and, because of the age of the
patient, her chances of recovery were
said by Dr. Reb to have been reduced.
Stimulants were used then to strengthen
the heart action.
Governor Smith was at his mother's |
bedside practically the whole night.
Hitchcock Says President Will
Be Forced to Yield on Treaty;
Lodge to Force Issue for 1920
I British Prince
I Visits Grave
Of Roosevelt
Edward Lays Wreath on
Mound of Ex-President
Who Told Him of Ad?
ventures 9 Years Ago
The Prince of Wales luid a wreath on
the grave of Theodore Roosevelt yes?
He went to Oyster Hay and the
! quiet cemetery facing the Sound as
? the representative of a great empire
: paying tribute to a name that shines
?n the history of this land. But per?
haps he also went for the sake of his
; own memory of a mighty hunter who,
fresh from adventure in the African
? wilderness, told thrilling stories, to a
little boy in Windsor Castle nine
years ago.
The prince had just attained his
present estate through the death of
: Edward VII when Colonel Roosevelt
visited the royal family and spun tre
' mendous tales for him and his young?
er brothers and sisters. A recollec
. tion of that time may have come to
the prince -is he her.; bare-headed be?
fore the simple granite stone and
placed a great circle of English Ivy
and palm upon the grave.
Plants Elm in Central Park Mall
For a minute he and Lieutenant
Colonel Roosevelt, who had escorted
him up the h il' to the grave, stood
Auk? by side within the railing, while
fin? crowd that swarmed about it grew!
silent. Then they turned and the
prince was hurried down the s'ope to
be enveloped again in the rush and
c'atter and cheering that have charac-j
lerized his every day helfe.
He had paused for a moment in his
swift dash from the Columbia Yacht
Club to Oyster Pay to plant an English
vllr ,r Central Park Mall, only a few
slops from the tree his grandfather
planted sixty years ago.
When the prince loft the cemetery
he was whisked away, surrounded by a
cloud of motorcycle policemen, to Pip?
ing Rock Country Club, where he j
lunched and planted another tree. Then
the long lin?? of machines carrying his I
party returned to the city, where, as |
soon as the weary young man was
safely aboard the Renown, he played
host to a thousand boys and girls from
the city's high schools.
Guest at Reception in Armors
This over, the prince dressed for I
the dinner given last night in his
honor by the Pilgrims, came ashore at
0.45, was rushed through the park to
the Plaza: loft there at 9 and visited
the Hippodrome and, heavy-eyed but!
still smiling, went to the reception at
the 7th Regimer.t Armory given in his
iiono'- by Rodman Wanamaker.
At 0 this morning he begins his last
day here with an investiture aboard the
Renown. Al 2 o'clock this afternoon
the Renown sails for Halifax and home.
R?sistent, as the prince appears, the
strain of receiving the uproa/ious hos?
pitality that the city gives him seemed j
to have told on him yesterday,
At 10 in flu? morning, wb.?n he came;
ashore, lie was rat: er pale and his eye- '.
lids drooped from lack of sleep. Hut.
he waved his hat as gayly as ever to;
the crowd that has made it a custom
to gather each morning on the drive
and cheer him as he climbs into his
automobile and dashes away.
Auto Nearly Runs Into Crowd
Yesterday morning, when the Meet
of autos swung into Seventy-ninth
Street, several women broke through
the police lines and ran toward the'
center of the streit. The princes car
and escorting motorcycles had to
veer to keep from running them down.
The city's guest was attired yester?
day in the same civilian costume that
he wore Wednesday long gray over?
coat, black derby, bluish gray suit
with ?i faint check, cordovan shoes and
a blue and red striped tie. In the car
with him rode Viscount Grey, tin? Brit?
ish Amba"sador, and Rear Admiral Sir
Lionel Ilalsey. ?
Following the tree planting on the j
Mall, the large open touring ear sped
east through Sixtieth Street with the
motorcycle patrolmen -weeping traf
lic aside in fr? n-? of it, &nd tore across
Qucensboro Bridge. At 'he other side
of the bridge, the prince find hi- com?
panions changed from the open car to j
a closed limousine. When houses be?
gan to give way to fields on the out?
skirts of Long Island City the chauf?
feur of the royal car "step] ?d on her "
The remainder of the trip to Oyster
Hay was ?made i t a speed of forty
miles an hour.
(?reat Crowd at Oyster Bay
The cars roared through the little
[own when? Onion .lacks rippled in
the frosty air. swung past a large j
hay wagon blandly occupying the cen?
ter of the road, and came to a stop at i
the gate to Young's Memorial Ceme?
tery. At the entrance stood Lieuten?
ant" Colonel Roosevelt and Clarence 11.
Mackay, and around them and lin.ng
the roadway up the hill behind them
stood ail of Oyster Hay that was able
to walk or ride to the cemetery.
The road was choked with cars, and
there was sume confusion when the
prince's car arrived. A cheer broke
forth as he alighted wat!? Viscount
Grey, shook hands with Lieutenant
Colonel Roosevelt and then started up,
tli. hill, followed by an aid bearing a
great wreath, from which purple rib
bons fluttered.
Cheers followed him and people
streamed into the road behind him
causing police and secret service men '
much -anxiety. At the entra?e? to the ?
Roosevelt plot the prince paused a
moment and looked out through the
bare branches of the trees down the
slope to the bay. where gulls were
Continued on page six I
! Democrats Plan to Depose
Hitchcock as Party Leader
Xctv York Tribuvn |
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov. 21.?A con?
certed movement is under way among
the Democratic members of the Sen?
ate, as a result of the defeat of the
peace treaty, to remove Senator Gil
bert M. Hitchcock, of Nebraska, as
minority leader.
The White House, it is reliably re?
ported, will join in the campaign
against the leadership of Senator
! Hitchcock, and will support Senator
Oscar W. Underwood, of Alabama, for
the position when the Democratic Sen
I ators meet in caucus about December
I 1 to .select a p< .nanent leader. The
place was held by Senator Thomas S.
Martin, of Virginia, who died last
j week.
Opposition to the leadership of Sen
; ator Hitchcock is so strong that the
Nebraska Senator to-day held a long
conference with Senators who are
friendly toward him. Plans were dis
i cussed for securing the post of per?
manent leader for Mr. Hitchcock, or
. having the Democratic caucus post?
poned until after the treaty is voted
upon again so Mr. Hitchcock could
continue to serve as temporary leaiier.
Refusal to Compromise Criticized
Senator Hitchcock's refusal to nego?
tiate a compromise with the "mild
re. ervnt ionists" among the Repub ican
: Senat??i-a after it had become apparent
? the treaty c uld nol be ratified with?
out reservations sowed the seeds for
Hie revo.t ??gainst ir?e Hitchcock lead?
ership early in the treaty fight.
Many of his Democratic colleagues
openly criticized the course Senatoi
Hitchcock was pursuing, and when
Senator Martin died a split occurred
\ within the Democratic ranks over the
question of his successor.
Senator Underwood is openly a can
?i i da te for the leadership, and has tht
support of Joseph P. Tumulty, Secre?
tary to President Wi.son, and Attorney
General Palmer. Senator Underwoot
is managing his own campaign, an?
has secured pledges of many Demo
cratic Senators to vote for him ii
the caucus.
Senator Hitchcock led the Admin
istration forces in the treaty figh
' by virtue of his position as ranking
Democratic member and former chair?
man of the Foreign Relations Com?
mittee. He was elected vice-chairman
of the Democratic caucus iast June
to direct the Administration forces
in the iight for ratification of the
Hitchcock Ignored by President
When President Wilson returned
from Paris, however, he sent for Sen?
ator Swanson. of Virginia, and con?
ferred with him about the progress
of the treaty in the Senate, and ignored
Senator Hitchcock for two days. When
reports of this incident were published,
coupled with other statements that
Senator Swanson would suppiant Mr.
Hitchcock as acting leader of the
Democratic forces, the President went
to the Canitol, conferred with Senator
Hitchcock anil denied the reports The
Nebraska Senator then remained in
charge of the Administration's fight
for the unreserved ratification of the
Senator Hitchcock's friends, ap
rarently alarmed at the growing senti?
ment for Senator Underwcod, insisted
to-day that an open split over th<
leadership would weaken the Admin?
istration forces in the treaty ?igh*.
Senator Hitchcock appeared at the
Canitol ear'y and a ter a conference
with Senator Chamberlain, of Oregon
it was announced '.hat Senator ?'ham
berlain would be Mr. Hitchcock's cam?
paign manager.
Senator Chamberlain summoned al
minority Senator's who are friendlj
toward Senator Hitchcock and who ar<
still in Washington into conference
and for several hours fourteen Demo
cratic Senators, including Hitchcocl
and Chamberlain, discussed the situa
Westerners Support Hitchcock
Senator Hitchcock will have the sup
port of most of the Western minorit;
Senators for the leadership, hut th<
contest will not be strictly between ,;i
Southern members on the one side am
the Northern and Western Senator-; <>
the other.
Senator Culberson, of Texas, th
o'dest Democratic .Senator in point o
continuous service, is supporting Mi
Hitc'eock, and so is Senator Simmon:
of North Carolina, the next rankin
Mexico Faces
Invasion b v U. S.
To Free Consul
Failure of Carranza to Re?
lease Jenkins in Reasona?
ble Time Is Expected to
Kesnlt in Intervention
.Vea.' i orle Tribun ?
Washing toi Bureau
WASHINGTON. Nov 21. Armed in?
tervention in Mexico is expected to be
the next move of the United States
unless the immediate release of Will?
iam 0. Jenkins, American consular
..,.? !,ii ?u Puebla, by the Mexican au?
thorities is ordered in comp.iance with
the American note sent to the Car?
ranza government yesterday.
The peremptory demand by the
United States in yesterday's note was
characterized to-day ?is more of an
ultimatum than the usual "representa?
tions" this government previously has
made. It was said the document called
for the release at once of the American
official, who has been subjected to the
?^dignities of a second arrest by the
officials at Puebla. A reply had not
been received to-day from the Mexican
The failure of Mexico to release the
America:, official within a reasonable
length of time, it was sa:<! in a high
quarter to-day, would compel the
American government to send an ex?
peditionary force to Puebla to liberate
.! enkins.
For some time the War Department
has had available detailed repor on
the possible military operations tha
.?,-ouid be required if American troops
were sent across the border to remain
until a stable government could be
formed in the southern republic.
.Navy Prepared for Action
I? '.vu- said to-?lay by army experts
that a force of 150,000 men would be
needed properly to occupy .Mexico, and
that three years would ensue before
fill the factions there could !??? ubdued
and a stable government formed
Naval oinrat ions in southern waters
also have been given attention, and the
minute the decision is made to inter?
vene in Mexico war vessels can be sent
to Tampico and Vera Cruz t.? land
marines to aid in the armed invasion
of the country.
The State Department to-day made
public the text of a report sent to it
by Mrs. Jenkins, giving a detailed ac?
count of his kidnaping-. The report
includes statements which were not
given in the letter which Mr. Jenkins
wrote Representative Davis and which
was made public yesterday.
The Mexican government, Mr. lenkins
asserts has taken no steps to capture
FedcricO Cordova, the bandit who held
him for a ransom of $150,000 in Amer?
ican goal. Continuing, the report say-;:
Mexico Inactive, Says Jenkins
"It is proper to say that the gov- ,
eminent officials of this state did not
assist in any practical way in my re?
lease, for. while they ?lid arrest many
persons and caused a great stir by
their apparent activities, they did noth?
ing at all of a practical nature, and
their activities served more as a dis?
turbance than a< an assistance. My
Continued on pay,e three
i ?.
Britain Clings
To Belief If. S.
Will Sign Pact
Bonar Law Fells Couinions
It Is Mistake to Assume
Possibility of Aid From
America Has Departed
,?,. . r. rt ? ??? i. .'?
Kuropvan Bureau
. i :?,p : ?she, ;?' f!) %???? i ork Tribun?? Inc )
LONDON, Nov. 21. "It would be ?.
grave mistake," Andrew Bonar Law,
government leader, told the House of
Commons to-day, "to assume that all
help from the United States is gain."
when various members of the House
intimated that the United States S? i -
ate's action on the treaty of peace and
the league of nations should be inter
preted as final. Others suggested that
?t was now time to consider whal to
'be done without American support.
Several members drew from tin go\
eminent leader an aggn isivi sta
ment, forecast in The Tribune n few
?lavs ago, to tin.? effect that t hen
be no letting up in the determ a ?
of Croat Britain to do all in its i ?
together with France, '?? take the lead
in seeing that the league of ?. ; ioi -
bec mes h - "effective instrumen in
human progres?."
.,,.? .'ingij-r rench-American treaty,
?-,. ich was Premier Clemenceau's con?
tribution to the agreement?; reached at
Paris and. Versailles, becomes neg.tr.e
if the United States fails tu
i!. Bonar Law declared. Brita n's rati
lication was made contingen! i pon
America n acqu ?es cence.
As regards the treaty itself, Mr.
Bonar Law, in replying to Arthur il, a
dei'son, leader ?r' the A ibor group de?
claimed the inability of the Am r a.a
representatives :?' Paris a> depos I
I'm i lent Wilson's ratification at ? he
same time a tho e of the other pow?
ers would not prevent "the rem
Allied and associated govi rnmc il rom
pi-, cceding lo ca? i y ?he : i ? at ? . ?? ?
One qu ? ' ion w h ii h u a - prop?
by Lord Robert Cecil is demand ng con
sidei able at tenl ion ?n Great Bi ?ta i
particularly a? Bonar Law was
to give an an--.v.r. The question
"W ill there be any mod ific
date indicated bj the Pi ;
cember 1 f?>r the form il ral lica ioi of
the treaty, and the official dec?an I oi
that it is effect ive, in \ lew of I he ad
journment of tli?- Amei ic m Sei I
Pin Hope <>n New Congres?
la, British press almost unanimou
ly reflects the feeling expr?s ed in
Parliament, that, distressing as th<
news fr< m America may appeal .
light, America has nol yet del nite -.
rejected the treaty, and favorabPe a?
tion will come with the new session of
( names-.
"The rejection of the treaty and
league of nations In it may I??- expected
to give rise to unfavorable feeling and
caustic comment i in some quarters,
particu'arly among nations which don't
under-!.uni American traditions ami
Amer.can politics a> well a- English?
men understand them," ?-ay.. "The
Times." "We deprecate any feelings ??:'
this kind as unmerited and unfair, and
believe that ex-President Taft ex?
pressed tile real sentiments of his
countrymen and countrywomen at the
Continued on next page
Demand of Publie Will Bo
for Peaee Quickly, Re?
gardless of League. I*
Forecast of Nebraska?
Republicans Also
To Feel Pressure
Let the People Deride on
Reservations. Is Plea of
Massachusetts Senator
By Carter Field
.Wir York Tribvn?
IVa'hivgtnn Bureau
WASHINGTON'. Nov. 21.?Press?
ure by the country on President Wil?
son to accept a real compromise on
the ''eac:' treaty, and thereby obtaitt
ratification, will be tremendous fron,
now until some compromise
reached, Administration Leader
Hitchcock declared to-day. ( .?mini,'
from the man who obeyed thv Presi?
dent's positive orders to stand firm
and kill the treaty rather than ac?
cent the Lodge reservations, much
importance was attached t<? Mr.
Hitchcock's statement.
Mr. Hitchc >?. k hastened to say the?
-ame pressure would be applied to
the Republicans, so both sides would
be forced into a compromise.
"The pressure from the country
hitherto has been fur the league of
nations." said Mr. Hitchcock. "From
now on I think it will l??- to tret peace
quickly. I think the pressure will In?
against any one who stands in the
way of a compromise, and will be so
strong that both sides will be com?
pelled to make real concessions."
Early Pressure Anticipated
Even by the time Congress recon?
venes, Mr. Hitchcock thought, *h? ef
. feet of this public opinion would ' ?
felt, both bv the President ami the
Republicans. But certainly the wish????
of the great majority of the people, hi?
said, would make themselves effective
upon the President and the Senate '-?
fore he 1i ?al y ha b< en under ont
eration for a great length of time in
the next -?
Friends of Mr. Hitchcock, it wat
learned, are of t hi opin ion ? hat ? - -
process may : ol hav? ? el 'eel -peed
ily e?iough to obtain ".,?? . ?,, be
fore January 16 b; of war?
time prohibition.
It ?? a- to-day
? hat I'.. lenl W ? ..a make no
state ment on ' he Sei ;?-.'- b I in
refu sing to ral ? f> ? i Tn^ iir-'
wo ?? rom h.?a on the treaty, n -?li?
sait!, would be .in.i ? i- lends h - m
sage to < 'ongre ... uve? .?
December 1.
Lodge t?> Make Trc.it> I? ??u?
r Pri ?del ....
fo'.iu' i on the 1 re ?? ?
? ? -./?-,-?.' ions a - the issu? ' " e* i
- - . I ? . A . ,
if Repub ?can 1 ? ud? ' !.
v. ay. In this ca ' >vc*>
issued a tal i lo ? ? i
he v. anted the Ai ' pa*
on the i ? \? e',
. ? . ..,.-,
are to b printed M i< ? . in ??
and sent broad? - .. ?
untry. V
ervations will '?i
itor Lenn
... .
Adm - ' II rock, c?i?
the other ha the treaty will
? ,. .onai
conventioi t. , ,,
? i ??. .?? ?a
n ? -, the i in ia
I.???Ik?' Summarize? SituatUia
Kollo . -
. . ?fd
.... . . ? .
Amei can - ir??-d
make i beau
Under tl
, ?
the Senat o ted ..>.?? - ? ? -.?
cations. I i ?
that ther? . ? ?
again ?t the treal -<
"'I hose reset . oi
to the Senat? *'ill I ? ??? ?
' o ?.o foi furl h? . ?. ? ? b?
? ??-. een A hijp'-i ?
po? .?IA. . ? ?
All I ask i i have
To : hat gi ea alone
reserva um ? ?... ?no.
\,, read
and . They ?r, > ?t like
, ? ? Hani of ? ..- They
I d*o m?! ^. . that there
one of them ?" which an, Ameri
i- in can ob??ct I want ?
? hi ?a. understand then?
think . ?" 11- "n ?n everv h -
everj farm, m ev ery
?-??:.' ? ? . |and i ? ? ?i let
dee a
Commenting on 9enatoi Lodge'a
?tatemen t, Seni tor Hit - Mud:
"P won!.i be entirely welcome to us
If the re.,, . ? ! ?,, taken
into th.? campaign, bul I ?i?? not c n
sider that ?1 ? ould I .'none.
It n pears to have bi
between pat riol Th?
patriotic thing to do - to work out
"The Democrats are ot afraid o"
in. , ,n- vote would have been
the ? n i ?A - Pre i^ent h ?,i nn?
vritt.-n hia letter. I do not mean ??
-?ay that ?hr ?rtter did not htv^rom?

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