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Vol. lAXlV No. 26,671
Fhst to Last? the Truth: News ? Editorials Advertisements
Fair to-day; colder at nicht. To?
morrow, fair; moderate west to
northwest wind?.
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Refusal by Mexico to Free Jenkins Expected To-day;
Operators Decide to Put Miners' Demands Up to U. S.
Coal Owners
Are Firm on
20% Raise \
High as They Will Go, It
Is Declared ; Prelimi?
nary Meeting With Gar
field Expected To-day
Settlement Left
To Government
31.61 Per Cent Wage In?
crease Demand Confis
catory, Say Operators
New York Tribune
, Wathinpton Bureau
WASHINGTON, Nov. 23?Set?
tlement of the deadlock between the
bituminous coal operators and
miners is to be put squarely up to
the government just as soon as the
, perators are given an opportunity
to lay their side of the case before
Dr. Harry Garfield, Federal Fuel
The operators have asked Dr.
Garfield for a conference, and may
meet with him to-morrow. Although
the exact nature of the proposal
they will make to him was not dis
-ed to-night, it is known the
operators feel they cannot make any
greater e? ncessions than the 20 per
? i,i increase of wages they already
have offered to the miners, and
Lhal since the operators and miners
have failed to reach an agreement
m? a wage scale it is up to the gov
i ??nimmt, the third party to the ex
isting contract governing wages and '.
conditions of labor, to find a basis
for settlement.
Operators (all Offer Confiscatory
The operators will inform Or. Gar
field the pr?posa! for a 31.61 por cent
??? ?ic increase, a seven-hour day with a
half hi 'Hay on Saturday and the refer?
ence of local questions and rendition?
to the proper local authorities, ?s re?
garded b> them as confiscatory. They
will assert again their willingness to
submit the entire matter to arbitra?
tion or adjustment by any fair tribunal,
and are expected to stand firm on that
It was pointed out to-night among
the operators that the government all
through the negotiations and the court
procerdings in the miners' strike has
insisted that the war-time contract!
affecting the miners in stiil valid, and
that now in view of the failure of the
Senate to ratify the peace treaty il will
more strongly insist that the United
States has not arrived at an actual
state of peace.
Government Faces Difficulties
Pr?s dent Wilson, in the statement
prepared by the Cabinet severa! weeks
ago, laid emphasis on the fact that
many things remained to be done be?
fore the nation actually could be con?
sidered to have returned to a peace
The government had no power dur?
ing the war to make the miners ac
cept the present contract excepl the
power of public opinion, and it would
have no power to make them take an?
other contract to-morrow except the
.-ame power of public opinion and the
pressure it always can exert In many
ways when it wishes to accomplish
some particular end.
?lac fact that may make it more diili
tult for the governmeni to negotiate u
new contract h that Secretary Wilson
of the Department of Labor already
has approved a scale of wages involv?
ing the increase o\ 31.H1 per cent over
? ie existing scaie, which rate the
operators hold to be confiscatory.
Whether Secretary Wilson made his
proposal w ih the approval of other
members of the Cabinet has not been
disclosed, hut it is not believed he did.
Cabinet Fail's Problem
The Secretary has been left largely
to his own devices in handling this
phase of the coal situation, and it is
certain his 31.61 per cent increase was
not taken up at the last Cabinet meet
in November 18.
e opi rators do not get l>r. Gar
eld to bring about sou:,' sort of arbi?
tration Or negotiate a new contract
with the government as .1 party the
whole situation undoubtedly must go
before the Cabinet on Tuesday and
some program adopted there which will
force an agreement.
Dr. Gartield has been convinced for
several days it was necessary to give
the operators and miners a "reasonable
?time" in which to attempt to work
out their own solution, but he is well
aware thai the reduction in production
is so marked that steps must be taken
quickly or the condition of the country
industrially, from a transportation
standpoint and from that of the do?
mestic consumers, will bo serious in?
Price uivaneo Doubtful
If Dr. Gar:.eld were to agree to an
advance in the maximum price of coal
, the operators might accept the miners'
demands for the 31.61 per cent in
[ crease. But Dr. Garfield was the tar
I get of so much criticism in the war
[ days that naturally he is reluctant to
I approve such an advance unless he is
' convinced the people of the country
are willing to pay it rather than face a
continued coal shortage, or unless the
Cabinet agrees thai such an advance
is absolutely necessary to bring about
an adjustment.
Coal Miners in Germany
Spurt to Swell Output
BERLIN, Nov. 22. ? During a
conference of government officials to?
day Minister of Finance Erzberger
announced that coal miners in the
Ruhr district have volunteered to in- :
troduce a seventh shift in the week's j
schedule in order to increase out- i
Reports coming in from various j
districts in Germany indicate an im- j
provement in the labor situation.
In Mecklenburg the railway repair
shop workers insisted upon working
last Wednesday, which was an offi?
cial religious holiday. In the vicin?
ity of Dortmund twelve out of nine?
teen smokestacks which were idle
six weeks ago now give indications
that the plants are in full operation.
25 Lose Lives in
Dance Hall Fire
Most of Them Women
and Girls; 10 Burned,
Rest Crushed in Crotvd
VILLE PLATTE, La., Nov. 23 ?
Twenty-five persons, most of them !
women and girls, lost their lives here ;
lnst night in a fire which quickly de?
stroyed a frame building in which 200
of the village folk were making merry
at a dance. Fifteen others were seri?
ously hurt, and search of the ruins
was expected to add to the list of the
Ten of the dancers were burned to
death and others were crushed in a wild
stampede to reach the street down a
narrow frail stairway while the flames
were sweeping rapidly from the lower
floor. More than a score of babies,
tucked safely away in a little nursery
on the same floor with the dar.ee hali,
were rescued by mothers who had taken
them there along with their children
of dancing age. Some of the young?
sters were picked up and hurled bodily
into the outstretched arms of people
in the street below.
Wife Saves Steel
Head From Assassin
She Pulls Deemer Down in
Seat as Bullet Crashes
Through Auto
WILMINGTON, Del.. Nov. 23?An at?
tempt to assassinate Schien S. Deemer,
president of the Newcastle Steel Com?
pany, was made to-night when a man,
sai?! by the steel official to be an an?
archist, employed by the I. W. W., tired
a bullet through the limousine which
was carrying Mr. Deemer and his wife.
from the railroad station to their home
in New Castle, Del.
The alertness of Mrs. Deemer and '
Frank Sheridan, the chauffeur, saved
Mr. Deemer from death. Mrs. Deemer,
seeing the would-be assassin with the
revolver pointed directly at her hus?
band, shouted a warning and pulled
her husband down in the seat of the
car. The chauffeur increased the
speed of the ear, but not before the
man had fired a shot.
The bullet crashed through the glass i
door and lodged in the opposite side
of the limousine, the broken glass
striking Mr. Deemer in the fac?*, lacer
ating'his ear.
Carnegie Tech. Faculty
Threaten Wage Strike
Special Correspondence
PITTSBURGH, Nov. 23- Possibility
of a walkout of the faculty of the Car?
negie Institute of Technology unless
salaras are increased was expressed
to-day by Professor Charles Wat kins, a
member of the committee appointed
among the instructors to seek pay in?
creases. The committee will report
to-morrow on their plans at a meeting!
of tin- ISO faculty members.
Although details of the committee's
plans were not made public, it is un?
derstood the teaching body will be a?l
vised to make formal demands on the
trustees when they meet here n?-xt
Tuesday for justification of the repeat?
ed complaints that present salaries are
inadequate. If no satisfaction is ob?
tained, it is understood the question
will be taken directly to the Carnegie
Foundation. If the foundation abo
1 refuses to act, committee members
i say they will "start something."
Other members of the committee, in?
cluding Dr. I.. 0. Grondahl, chairman;
Miss Irene Conrad and Professor 11. L.
Lang, said the whole plan of procedure
lia.l not yet been worked out.
Smoke Scares Woman;
Leaps From Window
Mrs, Annie Purvis, lier husband and
child were about to sit down to dinner
las! ?veiling when a volume of heavy
: smoke poured into their apartment on
!the second floor of 451u Montrose Ave
i nue, Brooklyn. Mrs. Purvis screamed,
? ran to the window, and, before her
; husband could intercept her, leaped
! out on the sidewalk.
Surgeons at St. Catherine's Hospital,
; whither she was removed, fear her
! skull is fractured. Mrs. Purvis is
twenty-five years old.
The fire which threw her into panic
was not serious. It was in a Chinese
laundry on the ground floor of the
Laval University Burns
_, _^_
$400,000 Fire in Montreal
Blamed to Cigarettes
MONTREAL. Nov. 23.?The main
' buildings of the University of Mon
1 treal, better known as Laval Uni
: versity, containing the medical depart
.. ment, were destroyed hv fire last night.
The loss is estimated at $400,000.
which is covered by insurance. The
blaze is thought to have been started
j by lighted cigarettes thrown around at
a concert in the early evenina.
Port Laxity
Helps 'Reds'
Enter U. S.
Immigration Committee
of House Hoards Ship,
Finds Confusion Due to
Insufficient Inspectors
Calls Condition
The "Worst Ever
Mexican Border Jumping
by Radicals Another
Charge by the Probers
Members of the Congressional Immi?
gration Committee met the White Star
liner Adriatic at Quarantine yesterday.
They saw what they declared to be an
inadequate, underpaid force of immi?
gration inspectors tackle the appar?
ently hopeless task of separating de?
sirables from undesirables in the mob |
of incoming aliens and declared that ;
conditions were worse than they ever
had boon.
This situation was found, too, ac?
cording to Representative Albert "John- !
son, chairman of the committee, at a
time when radical agitators of all sorts |
wore swarming to the United States. !
With more and better-paid inspectors,
the committee decided, the work could
be done in a way to protect the inter- !
ests of the United States.
"Wo found conditions aboard the1
Adriatic worse than they have ever
boon in the immigration service," said
Representative Isaac Siegel, of New ;
Vork. "It is. not the fault of the in- ;
spectors. The men doing the work
are entirely competent, but the force is :
so small that it is an impossibility
to conduct the work with any dis-,
"Confusion Due to Insufficient Force" j
"A groat deal of time is lost in the
examination and the medical inspec?
tion, and because of a limited force the
doctors are compelled to do their work
in a hurry. The members of the
committee are convinced that the im?
migration inspectors are underpaid.
They also are subject to fines for the
slightest offense. We were highly
pleased with the manner in which the
inspectors performed their work, but
very much displeased with the con-1
fusion we saw, which is due to an
insufficient force." ,
It was no time for the United States !
to he lax in its immigration inspec?
tion, Representative Johnson declare?!,
but was in fact a most critical period,
for men of many nations were seeking
its shores with the object of inciting;
discontent anil revolution. lie de?
clared that Hill "Reds" were sneaking
into the United States every twenty
four hours across the Mexican border.
"Japan and Switzerland arc crowded
with radicals of all kinds trying to
reach the United States," said .Mr.
Free Ride to New York
"In Mexico (here is a will worn
underground route by which they come
here. They seem to believe that the '<
United States is the one country in
the world where their propaganda maj
be fruitfully spread.
"In my opinion every alien who ap?
proves of tin- I. W. W. or Communist j
program has thereby made himself sub?
ject to deportation without any other
evidence. Cine trouble is thai, the I.
\V. \\ . is an American institu?an Out
West we have found that many I. W.
W.'s have pretended lo be aliens in
order to get a free trip to New York.
When they arrive here they show
proof of American citizenship. Hence
they cannot be deported."
A Secret Service man who arrived in
New York .yesterday from the Mexican
border confirmed the statements made
by Representative Johnson that radi?
cal agitators were reaching the United
States through Mexico almost unim?
peded. He is to confer to-day with
I members of the House committee.
Almost Military, He Says
Russian "Reds," he declared, were
coming across the border in such num?
bers and witii such well organized
stealth as to lead to the suspicion that
; a. powerful faction was aiding them.
j Trainloads of them were sent to inte?
rior points, he said, from both east and
1 west coast., ports and thence set out in
i great caravans for their promised land.
These border-jumping expeditions
' proceeded almost in military formation,
j he said; had experienced guides and
I were preceded by scouts, who reported
' when the point selected on the border
! was clear of both immigration inspec
; tors and cavalry patrols. Once in the
, United States, he continued, the aliens
. scattered far and wide, most of them
, going to the mining or lumber regions
: of the West and some seeking manufac
' luring centers.
The Congressional committee intends
to meet other ships. Most of to-day
will be spent at Ellis Island, where the
: committee will examine officials. The
' work of the committee is expected to
extend over several weeks, and to re?
sult in recommendations that will give
: the United States an immigration serv?
ice that will meet its needs.
The committee is composed of Repre?
sentatives Johnson, Washington; Siegel,
New York; J. E. Raker, California;
W. N. Vaile, Colorado; King Swope,
Kentucky; W. T. Welty, Ohio; J. C.
j Box, Texas, and R. J. Wiison,
Moslem Spiritual Head
Proud of ''Dry' America
The Associated Press) (Delayed).
Gratification over the amendment to
the United States Constitution for?
bidding the sale of liquor was ex?
pressed by Abraham Effendi, Sheik
ul-lslam, spiritual head of the Mos?
lem Church, in a conversation to-day.
"Drink is the mother of all evil,"
he said, "and no abstention from it
wrought our downfall. I am delight?
ed to observe that America is realiz- j
ing God's command as spoken to our !
prophet. It is strange that, after
thirteen and a half centuries, a new I
nntion should adopt prohibition, I
while we, whose prophet commanded |
it, should again begin an etfort to
enforce abstinence."
Japan Likely
To Strengthen
Siberian Armv
Bolshevik Advance Grows
So Menacing That Tokio
May Propose Farther !
Allied Aid lor Kolehak
TOKIO, Nov. 2.1 (By The Associated ?
Press). The opinion is growing in \
Japanese army circles that the retreat ?
of Admiral Kolehak and the increasing |
ascendancy of the Bolsheviki in Siberia ?
are so menacing that Japan cannot, re- \
main indifferent, the "Jiji Shimpo"
says. Therefore Japan, adds the news?
paper, may make a new proposal to the
Allies regarding the Siberian problem,!
and likewise strengthen the Japanese
forces in Siberia.
I*. S. Not to Send Troops
New 1 orA- 7 ribune
Washington ?turran
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23.?The State
Department was without advices to-day
to indicate that Japan intends to make
a new proposal to the powers to
strengthen the military forces in Si?
beria because of the repulses suffered
by the army of Admiral Kolehak. The ;
United States has consistently refused!
to send more troops to Siberia, partly
because it has held to the position it
assumed when the first were sent, that
they were to guard the American rail?
way men there, and partly because
there has been so much stir in Con?
gress over the use of American troops
in Siberia.
The Administration would not be
anxious to incur further criticism in
Congress by dispatching a larger force
to the Crient when the President is
apparently preparing again to submit
tho peace treaty and the league of na?
tions to the Senate. One of tin- points
on which Senators opposed lo the
league laid stress was the use of
American troops in foreign countries.
[Reinforcement of the Japanese
army in Siberia to aid Admiral Kol?
ehak in stemming the eastward tide
of the Bolshevik army has been fore
shadowed since September, when the ;
Tokio War Office announced that a i
turn for the worse m conditions in
Siberia might necessitate the sending;
of reinforcements to that country.
Following tin- collapse of Admiral
Kolchak's counter-offensive west of
Omsk and the decision to withdraw!
his headquarters from Omsk to Irkutsk.
Mil) miles \y the east., the Siberian
leader opened new negotiations for help
from flu- outside. His calls were re?
fused by the British and American
governments, which indicated that
they were not in position to send
troops in addition to the police forces
already in the Fast.
It was reported that Admiral Kol?
ehak had made overtures to the
Czecho-Slovak forces, which had been
ordered by the peace conference toi
withdraw I'rom Siberia, to remain
through the coming winter to aid
against the Bolsheviki, and it was in?
dicated that some of the C'/.ech forces
had responded to the call.
Admiral Kolchak's appeal to Japan
was reported to have included an offer
to cede to Japan the northern hall" of
th?1 Island of Saghalien and tin- Ussuri^
region in return for assistance. Al?
though im acceptance of this offer has
been announced, it was reported by way
of Archangel early in November thai
Admiral Kolehak had concluded an alli?
ance with the Japanese government.
The Japanese forces in Siberia num?
bered 777,000 in latest report.-, and the
American forces about one-third thai
number. All these troops were en?
gaged in policing the railroad between
. Irkutsk and Vladivostok, and none were
on the lighting line.
American Reply Conciliatory
TOKIO, Nov. L'a (By The Associated
Press,!. -The American government
has replied to Japan's recent answer to
the American noie concerning coopera
turn as regards the operation of the
Transsiberian Railway. The American
reply notes with satisfaction Japan's
' willingness to cooperate, but points out
; the futility of bringing forward con
! crete instances of any lack of co?pera
i thin in the past. The conciliatory na
' lure of the American reply is such as
to give the impression here that a fur?
ther exchange of notes will be unneces?
sary and that the incident is consid?
ered closed.
It is pointed out in high quarters
here that the recent friendly inter?
cession by Japanese troops at Chita,
when General Semenoff tried .to seize a
portion of the rides the Americans
were, forwarding to Admiral Kolehak,
is evidence of Japan's determination to
cooperate with the Americans.
The notes exchanged between the two
governments have not been published.
Japanese Warships to China
TOKIO, Nov 23 i By The Associated
Press). - - Four Japanese destroyers
have been sent to Foochow, China,
where anti-Japanese disturbances have
12,000 Serb
Troops Face
Poet-Captain Reported To
Be Preparing to Seize
All Dalmatia; Belgrade
Appealed To for Aid
Press Denoimees
Zara Expedition
Rear Admiral Millo's Ac?
tion in Aiding Expedi?
tion Sharply Criticized
VENICE, Nov. 23 (By The Associated
Press).?A Serbian division, 12,000
strong and composed of picked men,
has been concentrated at Spalato, on
the Dalmatian coast, ready to oppose
(?abri?le d'Annunzio if he approaches
that city, according to information
reaching Rear Admiral Andrews, com?
mander of the American forces in the
Adriatic, on board the armored cruiser
The American commander is in wire?
less communication with the entire
Dalmatian coast, and is able to receive
an answer to a message to any point
within five minutes. Since the Zara
expedition of d'Annunzio no incident
has occurred at any place on the coast,
according to the reports, tranquillity
prevai 1 ing everywhere.
GENEVA, Nov. 23. Gabriele d'An?
nunzio is preparing to occupy the
whole of Dalmatia, according to Bel?
grade dispatches received hero. This
confirms previous reports to the same
effect. The Dalmatiawa. have sent a
delegation to Belgrade to requi st
prompt and energetic measures by the
Serbian government against d'Annun
zio's projects.
The Jugo-Slav population of Zara
are in revolt. Many tied from the town
on the entrance of the Italians.
Zara Raid Denounced in Press
ROME. Nov. 23 (By The Associated
Press).?Disapproval of Captain d'An
nunzio's expedition against Zara is ex?
pressed by the entire press of Italy.
Major Giuriati. an Italian officer who
has been with the forces along the Dal?
matian coast, lias arrived here and has
distributed to the press a statement
saying that d'Annunzio's act was nec?
essary because he feared Italy would
withdraw her troops from Zara and
leave the city at the mercy of the Jugo
The course pursued by Rear Admiral
Enrico Millo, commander of the Dal?
matian occupation forces, ?r, joining
d'Annunzio in his enterprise against
Zara is condemned in a semi-official
statement issued yesterday.
Hear Admiral Millo boarded d'An?
nunzio's destroyer on tin.' morning of
November' 15, it. is said, and when d'An?
nunzio left the city the ships of hi?
squadron hoisted the Dalmatian flag
Rear Admiral Millo put a vessel at tin
disposal of a committee, which., with
the Mayor of Zara, proceeded 10 Fiume
Other Expeditions Predicted
"This action is the more deplorable
as many soldiers and officers were le?
to believe that the government agreet
to the affair," says the statement. "Evi
dence is not lacking that other expedi
tions are being prepared against Se
bonico, Spalato and other Dalmatiai
"'the government disapproves of tin
action of Rear Admiral Mi!!,,, whicl
was entirely of a political nature am
exceeded his authority. He will n-lllan
at ins [lost pending decision by tin
government, which will do its Ulinos
to prevent other contempla!,,! expedi
tions by warning the country of the
danger of such proceedings. Recen
searches at Ancolia, Turin and Mile!
show that.some exalted personages ar>
endeavoring to profit by tin- situatioi
n Fiume and secure territorial advai:
?ages. The government is adopting a!
necessary measures and regards a
criminal al1 attempts to disturb th
country's internal peace."
kreisler to Play Here
At Concert for Legioi
Kin non noes lie "\ccepls Genera
Alexander's Invitation to
Appear Dee. 28
LAWRENCE, Mass., Nov. ".:. Frit
Kreisler, who gave a concert here U
day, announced that he had accepte
an invitation telegraphed t,, him 1;
Geni ral Robert Alexander, of the Ne
York Branch of the American l.egio
to appear in a testimonial concert :
the Hippodrome in New York on D
comber 28. General Alexander said i
his telegram that John McCormack wi
to sing at the concert, which was to I
under the auspices of the Amorici
No attempt was made to ?ntorfe
' with the violinist's recital here, h
first public appearance siirce cancel!
tion of his engagement, at Louisvill
Ky.. last week at'the suggestion of tl
Mayor after several organizations hi
1 protested against his playing there. 1
I made no comment on the resolutio
? adopted by a mass meeting of citize
! in Worcester last night objecting
his proposed concert in that city Tue
Paris Fears
Germans May
Block Peace
Trickery Suspected in De-!
parture of von Simson
to Consult the National
Assembly on Protocol
Scheme to Exploit
U. S. Action Hinted ?
Concern Over Future of
Anglo-French Alliance
Is Expressed in Press
PARIS. Nov. 23.?"What Is the sig?
nificance of the departure of Herr Von
Simson for Berlin''" asks the evening;
edition of the "Presse de Paris." "The
reasons alleged by the German diplo- j
mat are by no means conclusive. Why
should it be necessary to consult the
National Assembly on the terms of the
protocol, which have been known since I
the beginning of the month?
"It must be, therefore, a maneuver
of Germany, wishing to exploit the
American Senate's hesitation, but such
a move is condemned to failure in ad- ;
vanee, and the supreme council is about j
to meet it. Furthermore, it must he re
peated that the Berlin government is
ilia first whose interests demand prompt
application of the treaty of Versailles."
"Coup de Th??tre" Suspected
"The Temps" editorial takes the same
"Germany," says this editorial, "has
just struck a coup dc theatre. We ask !
her explanation. Germany has been in- ;
sisting* for five months that the treaty j
enter into force. A German mission '
arrived Tuesday to make the final ar- .
rangements. The Allies decided Thurs- ;
?lay the treaty should he put in force
December 1. The mission departed Sat?
urday without signing anything or in
dicating a date for its return.
"Are there not men in the Gorman
government, or about it, who -<eek to
bring up the whole question of peace
again under the pj-.-text that the Amer- ',
ican Senate has not ratified the treaty?"
This was the fourth day since the
announcement of the action of the
American Senate regarding th<* treaty;
of peace with Germany, but the public
is still hazy regarding what has hap?
pened, and there is general disappoint?
ment, frequently mingled with indigna- j
tion, over the Senate's action.
Relied on I'. S. Assurances
Officials understand the limitations,
which the American Constitution places
upon the President's powers, but even
they had seemingly relied on assur?
ances given them from Washington that
the Senate would ratify the pact after
the strife of party policies had spent
The possible eifert of the failure of
the United States Senate to ratify the
treaty on the proposed Franco-Ameri?
can and Anglo-French military conven?
tions is commented upon editorially.
The "Presse ?le l'ai i-<" to-day publishes
a "L'Eclair" editorial, which says:
"The failure of the United States |
creates the danger of the annulment
of :1k- Anglo-French-American conven-'
lions, by virtu?' of which Great Britain
is pledged t?> aid us if any one should;
make an unprovoked attack upon us."
lionar Law's Statement Noted
"L'Eclair" recalls Mr. Bonar Law's]
statement that the English agreement
was dependent upon American ratifica?
tion of a like convention, and adds:
"The English government reserves
the right to use this way out, opened
by America, and we risk finding our?
selves alone facing a united and still
powerfully armed Germany, always
obs? - led with the idea of prompt and
brutal revenge.
"One failure induces another, and it
is to be feared that th?- treaty of Ver?
sailles will short!;, join in the kingdom
of shadows the great diplomatic work
of President W ilson."
The "Paris Midi," in it- "Presse de
Pari.-" editorial las: night, used the
caption "Marvelous America." Com- ;
minting on the Senate's action, it said:
??It is true that all will be arranged at
the last moment. The American Sen?
ate, as has been remarked, has the
habit of voting treaties with reserves,
without making the treaties much
worse off for ail that. But th.- Old
World, whatever happens, will make
some reflections."
Truce Declared
In Treaty Fight
All Factions in Senate to
Await Next Move From
the W hite H o u s e
Sen- Vorl. Tribut e
Washington Bureau
WASHINGTON. Nov. 23. lApuhli
i ans and Administration forces in the
Senate will pass a week of watchful
wailing in the treaty fight. A truce
lias been declared until Congress' re?
convenes December 1, and neither side
will make any move until then.
The Republicans are waiting for
'['resident Wilson to renew his fight for
ratification. The Wilsonian tactics
have proVed ar. unknown quantity in
the past, and treaty opponents have
decide?! to wait until the President
sets forth the issue in his message
before they formulate plans.
That the President is prepared to
Continued on page fifteen
Cruel Hoax Tells
The Vice-President
President Is Dead
Fake Message Taken to
Marshall While He Is,
Speaking in Atlanta
Breaks Up a Meet in ??
ATLANTA, Nov. 23. Through a hoax
perpetrated by an unidentified person
here to-night an address by Vice- !
President Marshall before an audience ?
of several thousand persons at the ?
Auditorium Armory was broken up by I
the false announcement that President
Wilson was dead.
The man, it was said, telephoned to :
the Auditorium office and asked for J
Vice-President Marshall. When ad- j
vised that Mr. Marshall was making an j
address and could not come to the tele
phone the voice replied, "Well, he'll
come now for the President is dead j
and Washington wants him on the long :
The engineer of the building re- j
ceivod the telephone call and a police- I
man took the news to the stage and .
told it to Charles (I. Haden, a business
man, who informed the Vice-President
that "the President is dead
Mr. Marshall bowed his head and ap?
pear, '?1 overcome. Then, recovering
somewhat, ho repeated to the audience
what he had been told. He could hard?
ly spoak. Women broke into weeping
and some one began to play "Nearer.
My (iod, to Thee" on the organ.
As soon as he could the Vice-Presi
dent got a telephone and called The,
Associated Press, where he was as
sured there was no truth in such a
"Thank find!" ho replied.
Meantime the a i I ce '.vas dispers?
ing anil the false report spread ?? er
the city. Newspapers were almost
swamped with telephone inquiries.
No reason for the hoax liad leen ad
vanced by local officials to-night, but an
immediate, investigation ?as begun.
Governor Dorsey announced a reward
of $100 for evidence identifying the
person who started 'he rumor.
S h ip With 18 Sin ks ;
Gale Halts Rescue
Lake Superior Steamer
Founders: Boats Try
Vainly to Sttve Crete
Speciai < orrespondfiHC
SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich., Nov. 23.
The wooden steamer Myron, owned
by the Tilomas W. Blodgett Company,
of Hay City, foundered in four fathoms
of water last night in a storm a mile
and a half off Whitefish Point. Nothing
had been heard late to-day from the
ship's crew of eighteen men who took
to the lifeboats unen the ship settled
to the bottom of Lake Superior.
In the storm thai wrecked the ship
and which was still blowing out of
the north-west to-day three efforts
were made by passing steamers to save
the crew, hut all failed. Captain Mc
Rae of the steamer Adriatic, wl ch
passed through the locks here to lay,
reported that twice he had turned his
ship around, trying in vain to pick up
the men from two of the Myroi -
boats. The crew seemed unable to
hold the line thrown?to them in the
wild sea. Captain McRac sai,!, and as
?he water was too shallow foi safety
the Adriatic iiad to leave.
The .-'.:?. ni"!' Mel ni os h pas ??'!
through the Myron's wreckag? later
and drew close enough to throw hues
to men who were clinging to ' .
wrecked ship's cabin and cryil
help. They had life preservers ?-!.
and one man had a pocket flashlight.
but none of them could catch the r ipi -.
and the Mclntosh had to leave ?hem
to their fate.
Debs Meeting Called Oft"
After Legion's Threat
READING, l'a.. No'.. 23, Following ;
mass meeting and parade this aftel
noon by :i,iiini American Legion mem
be is and their friends and a thr? ? i
ing demonstration here to-nighl
?.OOii people in front of the Socialist
headquarters, a Deb- "amnesty" meet
ing was hurriedly called off. Mayor E
M. Filbert, warning J. Henry Stump. |
one of the Soc lis leaders here, thai ,
bloodshed would follow an attempt to
hold 'he radicals' gathering, ordered
? he n cet \n?? adjou rned, and Si unip,
who -vas the Socialist candidate for
M lyoi rece i lly, con ; i ied.
Every regular and reserve p
man was on duty trying to control the
The Rev. Iivui St. John Tucker, a
'Chicago Epi copal clergyman, convicted
of espionage, but now out on app? a :.
was to have delivered the speech ad
. oca ' i ng freedom for I leba and ol ei
radicals imprisoned during the war.
ii,, was warned by the police to leave
the city, but refused to do so, ,n.i\
eve,, attempted to address the Amer
:can Legion anti-Debs and am
meeting in front of the courthouse
this afternoon. He was ind iced to
leave, h nvcver, before il ! 'came ki own
by the Legion members who he was.
Cairo Nationalists D?liant
Four Leaders ignore Allenby's
Request to <^nit Cit\
CAIRO, Egypt, Nov. 19 i delayed'.
General Allenby, the British com?
mander in chief, has requested four
prominent Egyptians in the National?
ist, movement, including the local pres?
ident of ihe Nationalists, Mahmoud
Pacha Suliman, to quit the city and
' retire to their provincial estates. All
of them have decide to ignore the re?
British troops have been posted at
all strategic points about the city
land armored cars and cavalry are
j patrolling the streets. There has been
no disorder in the city to-day, how
I ever.
New Charges
Made Against
U. S. Consul
Helping Rebels \ir?uns<
Carranza is Vlleged-J
Long Dispatch ReceivAtJ
at .Mexican Fiuhasgy
Trial Proceedings
Are Kept Secret
Payment of Ransom ijeld
as Financial Assistance
to Federico Cordoba
WASHINGTON'. Nov. 23. ? Th?
answer of the Mexican governn ent
to the sharp note
m?diate n lease of W ? .. ( ?.
Jenkins, American ' . .* Agent
at Puebla, probably v ? ."i
to the Stal - D ipartmt nt to morrow.
A long dispal h bearinj th?
Jenkins case, it was learnt .-iit,
has bi en a? ceive ; a the M< :<'an
Embassy and was beii ?,* decod? i to?
day for presentatioi to thi govern?
While authorital ive infoi ! nu
to the attitude of the M a *v
ernment ?a la? king, all
hen* pointed to a technical ? ? fusal to
order the relea e ol iei
Since his arre; t, it wa
additional chargi - . * a ,,-j?
i?-ati ofl .--i,
based upon alleged evidi - he
actively assisted persons In reb? mg
against the Carrant?? government.
Payment ol h larg? sum i to
the rel va t?i
purchase na^iui;? and
lusion with ^A-l leaders sri ib i t-?
ment .
What was regarded ni n hint of
'da- co'b ] ? the J
was noted ? ai bi
' ' ' ? m ?? . ' . : a.
"? .
day. The pa ? ?
Jellk : as'.. .".'": ! ai * ? It ? * all
chargi > tha ...*.. I th?
"The certain sum of i rh
.leak ins is accu I ol
i .'I.
. . | ,
as i an om to I
rebel ?vho
?..Ilusa.', cl a r. 1 is b
at Jei
lead? r the rai I ?
.? ? and
? .a rary I ' .
case "? th?
rest were mark?
seen ? -
? 1 enkin?
where lu- was j
and court attac 'hat
..'".- .
Of!i< ? ?',-?' i
?. ! A ? ' ? a "i
an effoi t on tl '
t of
the hands of th? I ;
:?-...!..- I
agaii '
Ail ion b> < ,iliin.* !.\p? ? ' ? !
i , .' -.;, -. ... ? x
,.. ted. la
act meet ?? ?
Ute i ?'
a step i
duel iHt the
it , us matt? li ,1 be?
fore Pi '?'?
tar he has no i d of the
test i '
i n s v t'ai
! ' pre va i II ni en .?*.
of pro : * - Jen?
kins ad'aii .i - ? ? ? . a
?out dn
-' ' ' . lexical
governn met Ai -1
grudg a..'!-, but
l.eved that thi ? i :.???
| Mexico m ? a
Angeles \t>t Executed:
(tntrt Martial Called
VA. PASO, 1- ?. Mo
Felipe Angele -, a leadei i
movement h o v
by ' a rran m : roop ? has not i.i c -
rived here to-daj i-i ?? informants?
?.-'??? ? i a i I VI ? : o. t h is
morning, inserted era
be tri : ? courl marl al /
to- night
Stood I p To lie Shot by
Carranzistas in /'>/.>
M r Jenkins has la ed ?
Carranza government previ - .
stay at Puebla, Ace ? . g 1 i report
made public bj the State De] irtnient
in Washington on Februar) IS,
Mr. Jenkin wa i confi i I I I ? ring
squad of i arranz i
about to execute h vh? he v..?a
saved by the irr tl of a ' . i.
According t?. the repoi th?
lished Mr. Jenkins was a:r *ted ? H
the Carranza forces drovi ?
tas from Puebla early In 1915 He w is
accused of allowing snipers t.? shoot
at the Carranzistas as they ?-nti't-d
' the city. He was later released, but

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