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jV . r WEATHER FORECAST.
7 Fair to-day and probably to-morrow.
A HAPPY BLEND1W6'.
The amalgamated SUN AND HERALD
? reserves the best traditions q each,
n combination these two newspapers
make a greater newspaper than either
has ever been on its own.
oiowiy rising temperature.
Highest temperature yesterday, 33; lowest, 7.
DtUIIed neither report! will tit found on ths editorial
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AND THE NEW YORK HERALD
PRICE TWO CENTS
IN NEW YOniC CITY AND SUBURBS.
VOL. LXXXVII.-NO. 170-DA1LY.
NEW YORK, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1920,-VMcM
THREE CENTS
ON TRAINS AND ELSBWHKRia,
SUFFRAGISTS OF
NATION TO WAR
ON WADS WORTH
.Leaguo Resolves Ho Must
Give Way to "Modern
Minded" Man.
INDUSTRY PROBLEMS UP
N. Y. laws Affocting Wom
en Workers Held "Too
Inelastic."
NEEDED REFORMS CITED
Mrs. Raymond Brown Slated
for Regional Director From
This District.
1 ' c
It a Staff Corretpondent of Tin Scs akd
Nrw York HebiU).
CnicAGO, Feb. 16. Because ho Is not
modern minded suffragists from all
over the country to-day Joined in a
movement to defeat James W. Wads
worth, Jr., senior Senator from New
York, for reelection. This gigantic
step in political affairs was taken at
a meeting of tho convention of tho
National League of "Women Voters In
the Congress Hotel.
Mr. Wadsworth may count his
avowed opponents as close to two and
a hnlf million women, for that Is the
number represented by tho delegates
and alternates attending tho fifty-first
annual gathering of tho National
American Woman Suffrage Associa
tion, which has been formally merged
Into the voters' league.
Cheers, whoops, yells and applause
erected the presentation of the anti
Wadsworth resolution by Sirs. John
I Pylo, Republican leader of South
Dakota. Mrs. Harriet Taylor Upton,
who to-day accepted ofllco on the ad
visory board of tho Ohio Republican
Committee, seconded the resolution,
which Is the .first to bring State
polities Into tho national convention.
JIIS3 Mary Garrett Hay, the acknowl
edged leader of the feminine forces fight
ing Senator Wadsworth's reelection on
the grounds of his anti-suffrage views
nnd acts and hlB "misrepresentation of
th New York voters," declared after
ward that shi Had 'nothing to do with
the Introduction of the resolution.
Text of Resolution.
The resolution, which was passed
without discussion, reads:
Whereas all women citizens of the
United States of America, would to
day be fully enfranchised had not
James W. Wadsworth, Jr., mlsrepre
fented his State and his party when
continuously and repeatedly voting,
working and manoeuvring against
the proposed nineteenth amendment
to the United States Constitution ;
therefore bo It
Hcsolved, That wc, representing the
enfranchised women of tho country,
extend to the women of Now York
cur appreciation and our help In their
patriotic work of determining to send
to the United States Senate, to suc
ceed the said James W. Wadsworth,
Jr., a modern minded Senator, who
will be 'apable of comprehending the
rreat American principles of freedom
and democracy.
Having settled this first big political
wove, the convention prococded to con
sider Its welfare and food supply recom
mendations. The report of the women In Industry
department of tho league Includes a
rcommentlatlon to adopt the eight hour,
the minimum wage and the night work
Ills, which are being opposed by a
Urse group of women In New York.
A slight chango In tho department's
ordlnjr of the night work legislation
exempts certain groups of women, repre
Mntathes of which have been most ac
tive In their opposition. .The recommen
dation as presented by Miss Grace Ab
bott, of Hull House, Chicago, chairman
of the committee on resolutions, pro
vides for the "prohlbltllon of night work
for women In industrial undertakings."
This, as explained by Miss Abbott,
htn asked for a more definite state
ment as to the occupations which women
may not pursue at night, includes tele
phone and telograph operators and hotel
nd laundry workers.
New York Utri "Inelastic."
Mrs. Katherlne Kdson, executive com
missioner of the California Industrial
.k if ro Con"nlsslon, who took part In
we discussion of the report, declared that
ne agreed that tho Now York women
printers, who aro opposing thla bill In
he .New York Stato Legislature, have a
" grievance. "The New York laws
fw too Inelastic," said Mrs. Edson.
The welfare lawa should be put in the
nands of a commission, as they are Jn
California, and this commission could
wen decide on exemptions "
JyU H5"" wenl on record as indors
es h6 fenyon-Kendrlck-Anderson bills
ending In Congress, tho prevention of
i,.T.tProme'rta&- wast improper
warding, and the establishing of public
marKets. abattoirs, milk depots and
ether terminal facilities.
The league has divided the country
tw,n reglons aml a Erector is to be
elected for each region. Included in the
' t,.V. of whlch New Yorl Stato u a
wrt are New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Del
rTmi..ani1 MaiTland. A nominating
"orn of st. LoUs u chairman, wilt re
Inr ?P nomlnatlons to-morrow morn
L ',hls "mmlttee nre Miss Kath
Ludlngton of Connecticut, Mrs.
V nurcn Smllh of Pennsylvania,
ruX G,,lllford Dudley of, Tennessee. Mrs.
? . Edwllrd of Indiana. Mrs. An
kvH clan'1 of Minnesota and Mrs.
ttUierlnc Kdson of California.
Amnnv 1 1. . ...
v, " " orK women who
been asked to become candidates
w regional directors of New York's
i ConKnucd on Fourth rase.
Pope Has Not Raised
Ban Against Divorcees
VIENNA, Feb. 10. Tho state
ment mndo by tho local news
paper Der Morgcn on February
2 (published In tho United
States. February 0), to tho effect
that by an announcement au
thorized by tho Popo tho rnor
riafco of divorcees would bo per
mitted in Austrian Catholic
churches, was inaccurate.
Tho story, it is now said, had
as its basis alleged statements
of certain priests who, It Is as
serted, advised divorcees that
they might again marry beforo a
registrar and continuo unim
paired their relations with tho
Church. The alleged statements
of tho priests aro declared to
have carried an implied promiso
that tho rcmarriago of divorcees
soon would be made regularly by
tho Rome authorities.
NO MILK TO-DAY
IN MOST OF CITY
Large Percentage of Supply
Snowbound by Blizzard
"Blockndo Up-State.
DELAY ON ALL RAILWAYS
Some Large Distributers Are
Shut Off Entirely From
Their Customnry Supply.
Indications at 2 o'clock this morning
wcro that New York would be a milk
less city to-day, None of tho big milk
trains was within miles of the rail
road terminals. The blizzard that has
tied up transportation north and !
northeast of tho city effectually had
cut off tho supply.
It was learned that only ono milk
train pulled Into tho New York Central
yards yesterday. ?: arrived at 10
o'clock In the morning. Tho supply it
carried was oulckly distributed. Tho
Chatham milk train, due early last.
i nigiu, was crawling no lira ncninu uui?,
and there was little hope that it would .
push through the drifts.
The Pennsylvania Railroad reported'
its trains were making fairly good'
tlmo in view of the snow blockades!
all along the northern State lines.
One train pulled in from Buffalo at
2:15 in the afternoon. The milk went
to Brooklyn.
The train nearest to the city was held
up at Danbiiry, Conn.
The seriousness of tho situation was
admitted by the big milk companies; At
the offices of the Borden Milk Company,
C29 East Nineteen street, It was learned
that no milk had been received from up
state or New Jersey In twenty-four
hours. At that time It was expected the
first trains would arrive at 3 o'clock
this morning.
Tho Sheffield Farms Company an
nounced at midnight that the entire
nay's supply was stalled on trains far
north of tho city. Trains expected Sun
day night had not arrived at that time.
READING IS SOUGHT
AS AMBASSADOR
Lord Chief Justice Unwilling
to Give Up Post.
Special Cable, ropyriaht, by Tbi Scn
and New Yobk Hrmi.n.
London, Feb. 16. The return of Lord
Reading to Washington as British Am
bassador Is being sought by the' Brit
ish Government, according to a report
now current here again. This time, how
ever, It Is1 coupled with a suggestion that
Herbert U. Asqulth, tho former l'rcmier,
bo made Lord Chief Justice, on the as
sumption of his defeat in tho election at
Paisley, although hla own managers
claim his election by tho scant margin of
250.
Lord Heading Is reported to be not
only unwilling to' give up his position as
Lord Chief Justice, the crown of his
legal career, but ho is unwilling also to
undertako the expenses of a peace tlmo
Ambassador In Washington. In this
connection tho Foreign Office Is trying
to procure an Increase in the ambassa
dor's salary allowance.
Washington, Feb. 16. Private ad
vices received hero to-day from friends
of Ixrd Chief Justice Reading aro that
ho has been Invited' to accept a perma
nent appointment as British Ambassador
to Washington and that ho now has the
offer under consideration.
TURKS MASSACRE
7,000 ARMENIANS
New Attack Threatens Ex
tinction of 150,000 People.
Washinoton, Feb. 16. Seven thou
sand Armenians have been massacred
In Clllcla In a new attack by Mustafa
Kemal's Turkish and Kurdish troops,
which is still In progress, according
to advices received to-day by tho Ar
menian National Union. Tho report,
signed by tho acting Armenian Arch
bishop of Smyrna and tho President
PI 11V il WHTIIKMI vuivti JK utmu, .
states that tho foes of tho Armenians;
number SO.OOO men, who nave nilvanceU
to Bahtcho and threaten to spread a
reign of terror throughout the district.
"Tho Armenians," the despatch said,
"are ready to resist tho attack, but
lack tho necessary means for eelf-pro-tcctlon.
Immediate assistance alone can
save from total extermination 160,000
people."
Tidal Ware Sweep Island.
Parts, Feb. 16. The Ministry
of
Colonies reported to-day that a tidal
wave had swept over tho French pos
sessions in, Oceania, In tho Pacific.
The damage caused was Important,
the Ministry added, and the losses were
great on Makalen Island.
NO DRl'flH OR ALCOHOL
In Father John's Medicine nourishing food
elements which slve strength to ward oS
disease-Aiv.
PRICE OF MEATS
ABOUT TO DROP;
EXPORTS CEASE
No More Beef Shipped
Abroad; Pork Is About
Finished.
ALL FOR HOME MARKET
Packers Announce Foreign
Trade Practically Is
at an End.
CHICAGO FEELS BENEFIT
Effects Soon to Bo Noticed in
East Lower Costs Expected
in Few Days.
Meat nrlces aro about to drop, and
within tho next ten days the effect of
wholesalo quotations in the local mar
ket will bo noticed, it became evident
yesterday, when tho Institute or
American Meat Packers in a state
ment issued from their offices in Chi
cago announced that tho meat export
industry practically has ceased.
Beef exports ceased some tlmo ago,
according to tho statement, and tho
amount of pork being loaded for
abroad has dropped to a negllglblo
amount from a total annual export or
2.500.000,000 pounds. Tho result will
bo that tho output of tho packing In
dustry, formerly divided between do
mestic and foreign consumption, will
bo thrown on tno domestic market.
Chicago already has felt the effect
of the shutting down of the exporting
trade. It was reported yestenlr.y. Hogs
and steers being scla tbere, however,
will not reacn tho eastern markets
until next week, and even after tnelr
arrival there will be required a rew
days during which tho local market
can bo adjusted to tho new situation.
Tk rMvirrn rrnnrls Indicated last
night that the downward trend or prices
was noticeable last Saturday.
Tho review of the foreign meat
situation as given out by the Big Five
shows that the United Kingdom has
about 275,000.000 pounds of bacon
under her control. This will last for
seven months. Her present consump
tion Is being satisfied by supplies or
English, Irish, Danlsn and Canadian
bacon.
The Big Five's agents in Germany
aro unablo to sell meat products Thero
and have been forced to turn to cold
storage houses with the overflow. This
condition exists because the German
Government Is unable to pay In accept
able currency, tho report states.
As for Holland. Belgium. France and
Scandinavia meat sales have about
ceased. -In Holland the return to the
United States of lard and boxed pork
has been recommended. Money has been
lost In Belgium because of the small
quantity the packers were ablo to dis
pose of. In France active selling stopped
two weeks ago, and under tho present
exchange conditions the trado will be
small.
Italy, the report continues, has been a
poor market for some time, and there Is
no hope of developing a demand. The
Big Five had hoped the Allied Council
would permit Russian cooperative socie
ties to import and thus open a market
for consignments of meat at Scandi
navian points, but their representatives
at Copenhagen have notified the Chicago
offices that the situation is unchanged.
U. S. AGENTS ARREST
COCAINE CARRIERS
Three Men Are Captured on
Ferryboat.
Federal agents who have been Investi
gating the activities of a cocaine syndi
cate that sends quantities of the drug
to out-of-town addicts and even smug
gles It into the country from abroad,
caused a mild panic on a ferryboat of
the Central Railroad of New Jersey
yesterday afternoon by arresting three
men passengers and selling what they
said was $15,000 worth of cocaine. Tho
arrests, made at tho point of a revolver
as the boat drew out of the slip at Lib
erty street, will prove of great Import
ance In tho war against drug vending,
the agents said.
Tho Government oftlcers were hidden
behind tho door of tho men's cabin when
the three suspects boarded the boat As
the suspects stepped toward tho forward
section ono of them carrying a heavy
paper bag. tho agents pounced on them.
Women passengers, still on tho pier, saw
the struggle through the open door and
ran screaming to shelter, believing a
holdup was In progress and that bullets
wcro about to fly.
Percy Klnyoun, who was in charge of
tho agents, seized the bag carried by
one of tho men to prevent Its being
hurled overboard. Tho prisoners wcro
secured quickly with handcuffs and
taken to cells at Police Headquarters.
They said they wero Amato Perlllo. of
222 Thompson street; Pasquale Fer
clll, of 1560 Broadway, and James Wil
son, of 906 Prospect place, Brooklyn.
They were charged with violating tho
Harrison drug law.
According to Agent Klnyoun. tho
three were about to take the packago of
cocaine to Philadelphia. Arrangements
for its sale had been made by telephone,
he said.
TELLS OF TEUTONS'
CRIME AT VERDUN
Poincarc Says They Must
Never Endanger Peace.
Parts, Fob. 16. President Polncare,
(n presenting the War Cross to Verdun
to-day, declared that (ho former Cen
tral Umpires wduld" bear eternally tho
burden of the crimo they premeditated
and were prepared u execute.
"Wo will not tolerate that the em
pires -which disregarded the rights of
other nations restore themselves and or
ganize secretly to endanger peace
again," M. Polncare said. "Franc
needs peaco In which to work and live."
WILSON, REBUFFED, MA Y DROP FIUME
AND LET HUNGARIAN TREA TY LAPSE;
ALLIED PREMIERS PREPARING ANSWER
TREATY FIGHT
IS HELD FM
Senate Resumes Discussion in
Atmosphere of Hope- .
lessncss.
HITCHCOCK URGES HASTE
Consults Lodge, Who Ddcs Not
Commit Himself McCor
mick Makes Speech.
Speelal to Tua Sex axd Saw Yortrc IttaiLB.
Washington, Feb. 16. Tho Senato
began its second consideration of tho
German peace treaty to-day with pro
ceedings that wero brave enough in
form and appearance but over which
hung a pall. Conviction that it wan
all futile, useless, bootless and leading
to nothing but failure was tho pall.
Leaders of all parties nnd all intra
party groups admitted that ratlflca
tion was impossible because there
could bo no agreement that would
command tho necessary two-thirds
vote. Article X. continues tho hope
less obstacle.
This afternoon Senator Hitchcock
(Neb.), tho acting 'Democratic leader,
went Into tho Republican cloakroom
and hunted up Senator Lodge (Mass.).
j the Republican leader. In a few words
he expressed his conviction that it was
1 all useless; that agreement and ratl-
flcatlon wcro impossible and, that tho
jbest course would be the one that
1 would end the struggle soonest.
Senator Lodge did not commit himself '.
' he has declared many times that though
jhe sincerely desires ratification he can
I see no way to cct It. His opinion has not
j changed.
i HtTrct at Developments.
Two recent developments have con
tributed largely to cstnbllsh tho convic
tion that ratification Is out of the ques
tion. Ono was the dismissal of Secretary
of State Jjanslng; Jhe other, the Treei--denfs
ultimatum .to the Entente Powers
that unless they adhered to his Ideas
about the Adriatic settlement tho United
States would bo unable to continue Its
concern about European developments.
Another thing has contributed to this
precipitation of opinion. It Is tho study
of a book. "Tho Economic Consequences
of the Peace." first published and avail
able in thla country only a few weeks
ago. Its author was John Maynard
Keynes, advlrcr to the British Exchequer
and connected with the British Mission
'at Paris until last July. He resigned
because he could not accept the policies
his superiors Insisted on.
Mr. Keynes's book has had such an
Intensive study among Senators that
has been accorded to no other publica
tion dealing with the subJeAt. Wash
ington book shops have been unable to
keep up with the demand for It. Mt
Keynes argues that enforcement of the
treaty's terms Is Impossible, and that if
they are enforced or the serious attempt
lr made for any considerable tlmo to
enforce them they will wreck the whole
economic structure of Europe, Involve
the world and menace Western civiliza
tion. Senator McCormlck (111.) referring to
tho book to-day In a speech noted that
already Keynes is widely discussed In
England as likely to be next Chancor
of tho Exchequer.
No one of these three Influences
would alone havo exerted the same
proportional effect, but tho synchron
ization of tho three has produced a
marvellous result. Senator Hitchcock,
who has given the book closo study,
admitted from the floor a few days ago
that "with much of what It Rays about
the treaty ho strongly sympathizes."
Senator McCnrmlcli's Speech,
It was In the atmosphere raised by
the co-ordination of these influences
that tho Senate to-day resumed con
sideration of tho treaty. Senator Mc
Cormlck spoke at length on this new
view of the treaty in the light of Us
economic bearings. Referring to the
Indorsement of Viscount Grey's letter
by Jlr. Balfour, ho said: "Tho readi
ness of tho EuropeanJVrwers thus pro
claimed to accept tho".Xodge reserva
tions as adopted by the Senate Is Im
portant but immeasurably less Import
ant than the irrefutablo condemnation
of the 'world settlement' spoken by
facts now no longer to bo concealed."
So strong was the conviction In tho
Senate to-day about the impossibility
of ratification that there was serious
proposal, even among its supporters, to
arrange a programme that would waste
as llttlo tlmo as possible. Tho sug
gestion was made by Democratic leaders
that as the Article X. reservation is
the sticking point, that evidently can
not be passed, nil tho other reservations
and subsidiary matters should be parsed
over by tho Senate and the-Article X.
reservation taken up at oncu. If the
Senators cannot ngreo as to Article X.
ratification Is out of tho question, it Is
urged, and it will bo useless to wasto
tlmo on other matters.
No programme of this sort was ar
ranged to-day, but tho discussions looking
to it were so frank that to-night hopes
wero entertained that something would
como from them in tho next day or two
and tho end perhaps be reached much
sooner than expected. The obstacle to
quick settlement by this procedure l
that several Senators are prepared with
speeches bearing on the financial and
economic features of the treaty that
they are determined to present.' Sen
ators Knox (Pa.), Norrls. Borah (Ida
ho) I Johnson (Cal.) and Sherman fill.)
were named In this Hat, whllo Senator
McCormlck said Ills address to-day had
Continued on Second Page,
Three Proposals for Solution of
Adriatic Problem Summarized
1. Pact of London settlement: All of Istria given to Italy; Fiumc
not speclficlly mentioned, but to go to tho Croatlans; northern Dal
matia, including Zara and Sebcnico given to Italy, also some" of tho
southern Dalmatian islands, including Lissa; Spalato and remainder
of Dalmatia given to tho Jugo-Slavs. Tho Fiumo provision led to
d'Annunzlo seising: tho city.
2. Wiison-Lloyd Georgc-Clemenceau proposition of Decembor V:
Istria given to Italy west of lino drawn to Albania; Fiumo a free
city, but its Italianity recognized; the port of Fiume, including docks
and railroad terminals internationalized and placed under tho Leaguo
of Notions, Lussin nnd other islands given to Italy; rest of Dalmatin
including Zara and Sebcnico given to Jugo-Slavs; Italian protectorate
to bo Tecognized over Albania.
3. Lloyd George-Clemcnceau-Nitti proposition of January 20
submitted to Jugo-Slavs as ultimatum, and which Wilson opposes; nar
row strip of Istria given to Italy, forming Italian corridor along coast
from Avlona to Fiume, giving contiguous frontier to Italy; Fiumo a
free city with Italianity recognized, but no internationalization of tho
port, which would be controlled by tho city; northern Dalmatia to
Jugo-Slavia; Albania to be divided, a strip in the north given to the
Jugo-Slavs, and southern Albania as far as Koritza given to the
Greeks.
ALLIES YIELD TO
GERMANY'S PLEA
Give Up Demand for Surrender
of War Criminals for
Trial.
ASSERT RIGHT TO KAISER
But Leave Door Open for
Dutch to Exile or Guard
Him in Holland.
Special Cable. CopvrlpM, 1W. by Tua Scs
AXD Kzw YoK HEBATJ).
London, Feb. 16. The Peace Con
ference to-day climbed down on its de
mands for tho German war criminals.
The Supremo Council's, note, xcplyins
to tho German Government's protest
against tho surrender of the guilty,
agreed completely with the German
suggestion that they bo tried in Ger
man courts. Indeed, tho Allies agree
to their trial by the Supremo Court in
Leipzig, reserving to themselves only
tho right to submit evidence ngatnit
tho accused, and if tho verdicts seem
lnadequato to take further measures
as provided under tho terms of the
Treaty of Versailles.
Tho reply of tho council to Holland's
note regarding tho extradition of the
Kaiser repeats more strongly than
was expected tho right of tho nations
to try Wllhclm, but as has already
been told, plainly opens tho door for
Holland to exile him or to guard him
safely on Dutch soil, without sur
rendering him for trial. Both notes
were published hero to-night.
It was reported hero to-night that the
reply of tho Hague Government In con
nectionj wtlh the Kaiser's case will be
extremely Informal, and will open up
the wny for tho Dutch to say whether
they are willing to do tho samo In con
nection with tho Kaiser as Is th Ger
man Government In connection with the
war criminals "In German territory. The
report that the conference wns In re
ceipt of an intimation to this effect from
The Hague was vigorously denied In
high circles here.
In this connection, it was authorita
tively said that Premier Mlllerand had
met with a measure of success In modi
fying tho more rabid sentiments In
Franco In connection with punishing the
war guilty Germans, and that In Franco
tliero Is beginning to be seen the light
already observed in England, that tho
economic terms of tho treaty must be
modified.
Assertions mado in certain quarters
that modification of tho allied demands
for tho Kaiser and other German war
guilty open a wedge for tho modification
of the entire terms imposed on Germany
were emphatically denied Irv Peace Con
ference circles. Officials declared that
they -are holding the prlnclp.ea of tho
treaty Intact, even though the;' aro ap
plying them In a new manne, but n
manner expressly provided foi In, the
treaty Itself.
Text of Note to Germany
In their note to Gfrmany tho Pre.nlers
say: "The Allies note the German .Gov
ernment's declaration that they are pre
pared to open before the court at Leip
zig penal proceedings without delay, sur
rounded by tho most complete guaran
tees and not affected by the application
of all Judgmonts, procedure, or previous
decisions of German civil or military
tribunals before tho Supreme Court at
Leipzig, against ail Germans whoso' ex
tradition the Allied and Associated
Powers have tho Intention to demand.
The prosecution which the German Gov
ernment Itself proposes Immediately to
Instltvito In tills manner Is compatlblo
with Article 228 of the peace treaty and
is expressly provided for at the end of
Its first paragraph.
"Tho Allies wilt abstain from inter
vention In any way in the procedure of
the prosecution and the verdict In order
to leave to the German Government
complete and entire responsibility. Thoj
reserve to themselves tho right to de
cide by the results as" to tho good faith
of Germany, the recognition by her of
tho crimes she has committed and her
sincere desire to associate herself with
their punishment They will see whether
the German Government, who have de-
Continued on Second Past
BAKER NEXT TO
QUIT, IS RUMORI
Secretary of War, Who Ap
proved Lansing's Actions, Said
to Bo Ready to Resign.
CALL FOR CABINET NEAR
President Wants' Meeting To
day, hut His First Since Ill
ness Moy Bo Held Friday.
Special to Tnr. Sen and Nr.w Yoitrc nr.nun.
Washington, Fob. 16. Friends of
President "Wilson manifested concern
to-day at the amount of work the
President has begun to do. The Pres
IdSrit7'll wa'siearhed, was desirous of
having a Cabinet meeting called for
to-morrow, but apparently was dis
suaded from this or had been up until
to-night by tho members of his en
tourage, who fenr ho Is overdoing
things.
A Cabinet meeting can bo called
quickly, and there is still a chanco
that tho President may insist upon
one to-morrow. But It looked to-night
as if the President, if he has no sot
back, will preside next Friday at his
first meeting since his illness.
The President transacted an unusual
amount of business of a routine nature
to-day, but at eleven o'clock stopped to
attend tho regular dally White Houso
movie In tho East room, In which Norma
1 Talmadgo appeared In an outdoor play.
Rumors of Impending resignations still
persisted In Washington today. The
most persistent one-concerns Secretary
of War Baker. This rumor followed
him here from Cleveland. Mr. Baker,
both In Cleveland and in this city, did
not deny it He merely refused to dis
cuss it. Whatever significance that had
wns left to speculation.
Jtr Baker Is understood not only to
havo approved Mr. Lansing's action In
calling the Cabinet together, but actually
to 'havo written a letter to that effect
which Mr. Lansing has In his possession.
Somo friends of Mr. Baker, whllo ad
mining that tho Lansing incident might
have been calculated to upset him. did
not believe that Sir. Baker contemplated
resigning.
At the Whlto House to-day suggestions
of further resignations wero ridiculed.
Howevor, tho atmosphere of uncertainty
still continued In Washington and It Is
affecting tho Government departments.
4 DIE IN AIR COLLISION
OFF COAST OF PERU
American and Peruvian Ma
chines Clash Near Callao.
Lima, Peru, Feb. 13. (delayed). Walter
Tack, pilot, and A. Alta, mechanician,
both Americans, nnd Octavlo Esplnosa,
pilot, and Ixiuls Rovaretto, mechanician,
both Peruvians, wcro killed yesterday
when a plane driven by Pack collided
With that occupied by tho Peruvians.
Tho American aviators fell Into tho
sea, from which their bodies wcro re
covered shorUy afterward. Tho Peruvi
an plane crashed to the earth.
The collision occurred over tho sea
coast between Callao and Anoon. The
planes were travelling in different direc
tions and Pack, In a faster machine, In
performing evolutions around tho Peru
vian fliers when they met crashed Into
the local machine.
KILLED IN ALLIES' SPHERE.
Turkey Disclaims nesponslblllty
i'or Deaths of Y. 91. C. A. Men.
Constantinople, Feb. 14 (delayed).
Turkey denies all responsibility for the
maintenance of order In tho . AIntab
region, where James Perry and Frank
Johhson, representatives of the Ameri
can1 Y. M. C. A., were killed recently.
Tils stand is taken on tho ground
that French nnd British troops are
Jolnt'y occupying Syria nnd that AIntab
la will within the armistice lines, it is
lcarnid on good authority.
"That Ounce of Vrevrntfon," mldwlntsr
rest The Gremhrier, White Sulphur Springs.
Wet TirilnU, Bookiais PlMi-Uie,
TOO LATE NOW,
SAYS ENTENTE
Premiers Cannot Consider Pro
test, as America Was Not
in Meetings.
HOPE OF A COMPROMISE
Unofficial View That Way
Will Bo Found to Placato
Adriatic Factions.
Special Cable, Copyrioht, by Tns Scs
xxd Nkw Yoik HinAi.n.
London, Feb. 16. Tho Entente) Pre
miers' reply to President Wilson's note
on the Udriatic imbroglio was consid
ered this morning and probably will
bo despatched to Washington to-morrow.
Every effort is being made hero
to mako it appear that the reply to
President Wilson, whoso hoto was
brusque and even threatening, is In
effect that it is impossible for the
council to consider his views on the
Adriatic problem as long as ho is not
represented in tho meetings.
On tho other hand, it was stated
authoritatively that tho American
Government has been Informed di
rectly from Paris nnd London of all
tho important decisions by the con
ference. Further, it was said that the
President's note on the Adriatic Issue
was In reply to ono sent to him from
Paris in which ho was informed of tho
decision taken and tho reasons for it.
SayM "Wilson Wns Jtemlin.
"President Wilson has been guilty of
laches," an international lawyer close
to the Supremo Council said to tho cor
respondent of The Sun and New York
Herald to-night "It would seem
strange that he should feel that it was
proper for him to inject himself into the
decisions of the council now when he has
refused to bo represented in tho meetings
when the facts of the case wero being
submitted." .
It was asserted that tho President's
stand had complicated tremendously the
Adriatic, situation. The Premiers be
lieved that through tho hearty coopera
tion of Premier Nltti they had readied
a settlement which, whllo somewhat
short of the demands of national prldo
In both countries Italy and Jugo
slavia satisfied in a substantially Just
manner tho demands of both.
Tho resignation of tho Jugo-Slav
Cabinet, headed by Promler Ltouba
Davidovltch, it Is believed, will be used
as a further pretext by tho Jugo-Slavs
for delay in the Adriatic negotiations
either' until Sir. Wilson has rorced a
reconsideration by tho Premiers or un
til the Jugo-Slavs feel themselves suf
ficiently strong to resist Italy.
Davis Kept In Ignorance.
The whole matter has been handled
without tho knowledsc of Ambassador
Iavl3. Neither have the channels of the
American Embassy been used in tho ex
changes between the Premiers and the
President, It was said. Ambassador
Davie still Is determined that ho will not
attend the sittings of the Premiers, even
as an observer, unless lib Is instructed
to do so by tho Government at Wash
ington. Much speculation has been occasioned
here by the report that Secretary
Landing read tho Premiers' statement On
tho proposed Adriatic settlement and
drew up the American reply, a circum
stance which caused President Jlspn
to remark that twice decisions had been
taken without acquainting him of the
reasons for them, nnd that this caused
the final break between tho President
and his Secretary of State.
i
ENTENTE STUNNED
BY WILSON'S NOTE
Chafing in London at Prefer
ence Shown French Press.
London, Feb. 16. President Wilson's
note to tho Peace, Conference on tho
Adriatic question has furnished London
political and newspaper circles with a
surprlso and interest surpassing that
evoked by tho Wilson-Lansing corre
spondence. The Lansing Incident waa
regarded as an American family affair,
toward which foreigners should bo
merely disinterested spectators. Tho
President's reappearance was deter
mined party In the Adriatic negotiation
was construed as almost as threatening
as his order for the transport George
Washington to bo prepared to take him
home from France.
Tho first versions of tho event gave
It tho aspect of nn ultimatum, which
meant that the council of tho Allies
must stand by the terms which Presi
dent Wilson accepted in December or
America would shako tho dust Cf
European affairs oft her feet altogether,
and also that the council had framed
a stiffly worded reply adhering to Its
January offer to tho Jugo-Slavs.
Later Information appeared to soften
the slHT necked positions credited to
bottf parties. This consisted of mes
sages from Washington that too sweep
ing a construction had been given to
tho President's words, fortified by news
from Downing Street that the council
had not finished composing Its answer.
Nevertheless, Premier Mlllerand's cheer
ful observation to the reporters on Fri
day "There Is not a cloud ahead" Is
taken as a purely diplomatic optimism.
Surprise Cnuurd In Parliament,
Tho afternoon newspapers displayed
stirring headlines. In which, "bombshell"
was tho favorite word. If not a bomb
shell it was an entirely unexpected ruf-
Confinucct on. Second Page.
Note Sent to Entente Coun
cil Trotests New Awards
to Italy.
ARTICLE X. IS INVOLVED
President Greatly Provoked
at Ultimatum Handed to
the Jugo-Slavs.
WAS KEPT IN IGNORANCE
Europun Chancelleries Said to
Have Seized on Hostility
in tho Senate'.
Special to Vira Sux and New Yobk Hwaud.
WASiiiMTroK, Feb. 16. Pursuing his
policy of Internationalism which still
has Articlo X. of the League of Nations
as its basii President Wilson has put
it up to the Entente Premiers to say
whether triey want tho United States
to bo a paitr to tho settlement of tho
Adriatic question and a Joint signatory
with them of tho Hungarian treaty. If
they do thoy must recall the latest
Adriatic plan sent to Belgrade and go
back to tho President's old irreducible
minimum.
This Is tho real point of. tho rioto
which is now before tho Allied Pre
miers In London. It has precipitated
a new crisis in Europe's most vex
atious problem which would have been
settled months ago but for tho Presi
dent's position.
Tn title, nntn 1 n frrnl , ' r film.
self and despatched early last week to
the British, French and Italian For
eign Offices, tho President mado it
clears.
;j:Flrst, that the Adriatic plan
-drawn up by tho Supreme Council
"au'il despatched to Serbia' on Jan
uary 20 did not havo his approva.
and waa virtually an entirely new
arrangement of tho Eastern Ad
riatic boundaries in defiance of
iWPrincipIes,
Second, that .ho, had f not been
consulted regarding ttila" proposl--ytlpiLjIjntll
it had been sent to Bcl
gfaae;although tho actiqn seemed
to bo taken In tho namo of "tho
Allied and Associated Powers,"
Third, that even should the
Jugo-Slavs accept it tho United
States would not bo a party to
unyBuch settlement, wouM refus.
to sign the Hungarian treaty ami
could not bo expected to do any
policing tn tho Adriatic in sup
port of its terms.
' LeiiKuc la the Background. j
Although the text of tho President's
not,o Is withheld. The Sun ani. New
Tonic Herald correspondent is In a po
slton to give the foregoing as being a
summary of tho note. -It shows that
the President has not only assumed onco
more direction of foreign affairs but
apparently is ,unmovcd by tho manifes
tations which havo been given In the
Senato and elsewhero against further
meddling by America In this question.
Immediately behind this move is the
pending Hungarian treaty, of which the
United Stakes may or may not be a slg
natory, as tho President elects. But In
tho background Is still the Leaguo of
"Nations and the guarantee of Article
X., upon which the President's diplomacy
still pivots, despite tho darkening clouds
In tho Senate.
The despatch of this noto has in
creased resentment at tho Capitol
against the President's policy of inter
nationalism and has darkened still
more the prospects of any ratification of
the treaty. Abroad It has caused a
furore. In which bewilderment appears
largely because the tenor of the note
seems In foreign capitals to run counter
to the temper of the Senate as shown
In tho discussion of tho peace treaty. In
fact It, Is reported that the Entente
Premiers In their answer will refer to
the attitude of tho Senato as a reason
why they went .ahead to present their
plan without first consulting the Amer
ican President
Reply Not Yet Despatched.
No answer to the President's note lias
arrived at the Stato Department. Un
official advices from London raid that
whllo drafted It had not been sent This
would imply that the whole question of
the position which the President as
sumc.1 townrd Europe, with the peace,
treaty situation as It Is at present, i
under discussion in the council and that
the Premiers are under great embar
rassment There Is every evidence that the Presi
dent was surprised greatly when he
learned that Premiers Lloyd George,
Clcmenceau and Nltti had not consulted
this Government before presenting their
ultimatum to the Jugo-Slav. The facts
are these:
On December 9, 1910, Just before leav
ing Paris. Frank L. Polk. Under Secre
tary of State and head of the American
peace delegation, presumably with tho
approval of the President- Joined In Ilia
formulation of a note to both tho Ital
ians and the Serbs with Premier Clem
enceau and tho British representative.
Sir Eric Crowe. It Is explained, on be
half of tho President that this note rep
resented a unanimous view and urged
both sides In the Adriatic dispute to ac
cept tho settlement It proposed. It made
only slight chnnges In the previous
Kluiro Hnd Albanian plan; put the port
of Flume under the league of Nations:
moda a free city of Flume: still gave
part of Istria to the Jugo-Slavs; but
agreed to an Italian protectorate over
Dalmatia. Thla note of December
never has been published.
This Is tho last act of the, American
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