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Citizens Will Propose Com pulsory Merger to Commission. ALLOWED IN 1900 ACT Federation Believes Gonsol ?dation Woulcf Avert In crease in Fares. Charged with violation of the spirtt of the merger act of 1900, the Wash ington Railway and Electric Company will be forced by the Public UttJittaft Commission to a merger with the Georgetown and Tennallytown, Wash ington Interurban, and City and Su burban subsidiary companies, if a plan proposed by William McK. Clay ? ton is successful. The 1900 act, which permitted the consolidation of the street car com panies here at that time, has not been strictly adhered to. according to Mr. Clayton, inasmuch as the main com pany has not embraced into its or ganization the three subsidiary com panies. Were this merger already in effect, the three companies would not now be asking a 7-cent fare and that all transfers, free or otherwise, he discontinued, it is said. Mr. Clayton will present his plan to the Federation of Citizens' Associa tions at a meeting to be called soon. Try to Interest Con?re?a. W. B. West lake, president of the federation, announced yesterday that the organization, of which he is the head, is trying to interest Congress in bringing about a merger of the two traction systems in the city. Let ters have been sent to every Senator and Representative, asking their co operation. The petitions which the Washington Railway and Electric Company and the three smaller companies sent the Public Utilities Commission yesterday are universal in demanding a straight ' 7-cent fare. The subsidiary companies, however, differ from the parent company in that they ask for the discontinuance of all transfers, while the main com pany makes a plea for the retention of the_ .-cent transfer. Under the forme? conditions, a 14-cent fare and ?ven a 28-cent faro would be possible in Washington. , j The Washington Railway and Elec tric Company also offerd an aHarna tive to its proposition. It asks for an initial charge of 6 cents on both of the traction systems of the city and the restoration of the electric light rate to 10 cents. Kali?( Ezpeeted Smb. A ruling on the Electric Light Com pany's valuation will be handed down by Justice Oonld. of the District Su preme Court, soon. A suit filed in 1517 following the ac tion of the Public Utilities Commis sion ordered a reduction of 2 cents in the current electric rates, then 10 cents per kilowatt. The determin ing of the rate, however, is in the hands of the Public Utilities Com mission. the matter before the court being only that of valuation. No direct promise of better street car service is embodied in the plea of the Washington Railway and Elec tric Company. A possibility of ade quate traction facilities is referred to. Tn this connection President William F. Ham wrote: "If adequate relief were granted, the company's credit would be re-estab lished, and it could then purchase rdditional cars and provide additional facilities which will certainly V?e r.e^ded at an early date.** Reorganisation ("on aide red. Bankers of this city and elsewhere are aware of the critical situation In which the companies admit they are Involved. Bankers who hold notes of a $2.7no.noo block of common stock of the Washington Railway and Elec tric Company met recently to con-. sider plans for the complete reor ganization of the company. The ac- j tion was hastened by the failure of i the local car company to pay the June dividends on the notes. All of [ these bankers, it is said, are repre ' sentatives of out-of-town concerns. I While local bankers have so far de clined to enter upon an agreement swith the outsiders the former met yesterday to give further considera tion to the question. Mayor Hylan. of New York, gave his opinion of the proposed 2-cent transfer system in the metropolis In a letter to Corporation Counsel Burr of that city. Hylaa Sees lmpoaltlon In the letter. Mayor Hylan said: 'Tour contention that the Public Service Commission or the court has no right to allow a charge for trans fers I believe is correct, and I hope you will take it to the highest court in the State and let them determine whether the people are to be im posed upon by transit corporations.?? No date has been set on the 7-cent fare and 2-cent transfer hearing by the Public Utilities Commission, pending the valuations of the. Wash ington Railway and Electric and the Capital Traction systems. Commissioner Brownlow declined to comment on the matter yesterday, as the question had not been brought to his attention, he said. HOLLAND SENDS SHARP REPLY TO KAISER NOTE Parte. July 10.?In a sharp note re ?lying to tho allies' warning not to per il it the former Kaiser and crown prince to escape. Holland declared to t-y she was surprised at the warning, inasmuch ma it was baaed on mere ru oor. The note asserted that the Dutch tovernnxnt was conscious of its Irv enational obligations, but that it most tetaln the liberty of exercising its aov rights. Defenders of Light Wines AncfBeer Attack "Con current Jurisdiction.* STEELE DIRECTS FIRE Declares Volstead Measure; Would Result in Confusion And Defeat Purpose. The defenders of light wines and beet turned some of their big guns on j the Volstead prohibition enforcement. bill In the House yesterday. They laid down on the "^bone-dry" lines a barrage of logic and reasoning | which put the attacking forces on the defensive, in so far ab the argument- j ative phase of the battle was con- j ceraed. The "drys" were ready with counter offensives, however, and their gen erals declared they have ample re serves to turn the tide of victory to their side when the decisive moments of the engagement coma. The "wets' " particular objectives | were: The "Wet" Objeetlrf*. 1?That tl)e proposed legislation can not be enforced in any State unless the State also enacts legislation cor | responding to that enacted by Con gress. | 2?That the bill as It now stands extends beyond the authority granted in the war-time prohibition act and the Constitutional amendment, and its passage would amount to a break ing of faith with the people. 3?That the question of the per centage of alcohol necessary to make a beverage intoxicating must be de termined by the courts, and not Congress. Representative Steele (Democrat) I led the assault against the first ob | jective. His ammunition was taken from the Constitutional amendment j which provides that Congress and ! the States shall have concurrent Ju risdiction in enforcing the dry amend I ment. Court ruling and dictionary definl I tions were fired into the opposition 1 ranks, carrying the message that | concurrent power to enforce mesas I virtually working togethef to en force. *- * latmad arm JBxmyle. "Suppose the Volstead bill is passed." Mr. Steel said. "Thea Rbod^ Island, where a State law already legalises the sale of 4 per cent beer, will be between two fires. If the State refuses to pros ecute persons selling liquor with more than one-half of one per cent alcohol, the government can step in J and prosecute." Wayne B. Wheeler, general coun- I sel for the Anti-Saloon League. Mr. I Steele said, gave to the Judiciary ; Committee the definition that con current jurisdiction to enforce means equal poyer to enforce. If a State should refuse to prosecute under the Volstead law, Mr. Wheeler was quoted as having advised, the Government still would have the right to enforce it. "I do not believe the people of this country will stand for any such interpretation of the prohibi tion law," Mr. Steele continued. Representative Dyer. Republican, charged Chairman Volstead, of the Judiciary Committee and in charge of the bill, with having misrepr*, CONTINTJICD ON PAGE TWO. JURYTOPROBE DEATH OF YOUTH I Officer Slayer to Stand Alone When Shooting Case Is Aired. lacing a charge of murder, former Police man Henry Arthur Starr, re uporwibte for the death. Wednesday. J of Leo A. McL^od, 16 years old, will probably be called before the grand jury this morning to enter a legal battle for liberty and possibly life. The case against the former poltce t mar. hinges on the fact of whether he was Justified In firing on a car without being certain that a crime was being committed, and when his life was not in danger. Inspector Grant said last night that the former patrolman acted without authority and directly against police regulations, which specifically provide | that an officer must not use his re volver or baton except In self-defense. The three companions of the slalo youth will appear against the for mer patrolman, and it is believed evidence will be submitted which will show that the boys were merely exuberant and not violating any civic ordinances. Attorney Michael F. Mangan will appear In defense or Starr. Apparently the police department will not endeavor to support the former patrolman, as Maj. Pullman said last night Starr was not Justi fied in using his revolver. ? The body of the dead boy was re moved to his home, 111 S street northeast, yesterday. Funeral serv ices will be held from St. Martin'! Church this morning at S o'clock. Interment will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery. i I- ll Forced to Uncoil Endless Red Tape To Bury His Son ? ?? Norman Lee Molzahn died of a contagions dis ease and was. buried tem porarily in an area in the District provided for such. Now his father, desiring to secure, a permanent burial for the remains, must go through the following pro cedure before the necessary permit is granted: Have a bill introduced in the House with a hearing before the District Commit tee. j Pasting of the bill by the House. Introduction of the bill in the Senate. Hearing before the Sen ate Committee on the Dis trict Passage by the Senate. Transmission to the White House for Presi dent's signature. Transmitted by Execu tive offices to District Com missioners. Thence to Health Officer and by that official to the bereaved parents of the boy. In any other American city, where the people vote, the parents could have se cured the necessary permit with the dash of a pen by the Coroner of the Health Department. FIRST SHIPMENT OF ARMY FOOD DUE NOT WEEK Products Will Be Placed on Sale Immediately at Three Markets. / HOPE TO EXTEND PLAN Further Savings Possible by Using Schools as Store, Is Belief. The first consignment of surplus food from army supply depots in Baltimore Is expected to reaeh^this city either Monday or Tueeday of next week, and be placed on sale within twenty-four hour* of its ar rival. The consignment is said to contain 32,150 pounds?one carload. John G. McGrath stated last night that this carload lot of food is not expected to accomplish wonders but will demonstrate the fact that once the storehouses and markets of this city are equipped to handle carload | lots of produce, a means of saving more money will be open to the city's i housewives. i -No attempt is made to belittle the importance of this consignment of food, but .McGrath Is seeking places where he can store and handle prod ucts from elsewhere, which he is sure could be obtained at just as great a saving as is expected to be made on the army food. If the school buildings could be made available for the distribution CONTINUED ON PAGE, THREE. Mooney's Wife to Take Pardon Plea to Wikon Tells Mrs. Tumulty Sentence Rests on Per jured Testimony and Has Evidence to Prove Point. Carrying the tattered bits of evi dence thai saved her husband tronj tt?e gallows. Mrs. Itena Mooney, "w?fe| of Thomas Mooney. the labor man convicted of the San Francisco bomb explosion of July 22, 1916. y ester lay. told her story to Mrs. Joseph Tumulty, wife of the President's secretary. Mrs. Mooney came to Washington Wednesday evening to make a per sonal plea to the President and, it possible, interest Mrs. Wilson in her husband's fVght for a re-trial. Today Mrs. Mooney hopes to see either the President or Mrs. Wilson before leaving to address a labor meeting in the Middle Wesf. Wants Women to Judge. "I am going to place m/ rtory be fore the women o fAmerica." *?he told Mrs. Tumulty. "As It was the per jured testimony of one of the lowest women in the nation that sent my husband to prison?I hope it will be the Influence of the greatest woman In the nation that will give him his freedom." A dark blue coat with big white Pearl buttons?one of the strongest bits of evidence on Mooney's side? Mrs. Mooney carries over her arm. REPUBLICAN CHAIRMAN SUFFERS BREAKDOWN Indianapolis. July 10.?Will H. Hays. Republican national chairman, is suf fering from a nervous breakdown due to overwork, it was learned today when he was brought to a private sanitarium here. Mr. Hays' physicians prescribed complete quiet and rest, expressing belief that he will have recovered within ten days if not disturbed. PRESIDENT OCCUPIES BOX AT THEATER President and Mrs. Wilson occupied a box at the B. F. Keith Thaater last evening. They were accompanied 6y Mrs. W. H. Bollinc. Miss Bertha Boil ing. Dr. Teusler, and Rear Admiral Cary Grayson, the President's physi cian. GeaenJ Strike m Rome Started. London. July 1ft?The Chamber of Labor hi Rome proclaimed a general strike Wednesday night, according to a dispatch from Rome today to the wireless press. laughingly ihpviog bow in the three ycars since Joty 2* m? V*hli?**#? too stmall for her. " 'To* ?ee?" she says. "prison fare evidently agreed with me." Carries Bit of BtMcmt. In her worn black bag she carries the T. M. C. A. snapshot of the Mooney party viewing the parade from the roof of the building where Mrs. Mooney had a studio, at the time of the explosion. The picture was the strongest bit of evidenoe in Mooney's defense, as it was regarded as conclusive proof that they were not at the scene of the explosion when it occurred. "It was an accident that sent us to view the parade from the roof, instead of my studio window," Mrs. Mooney says. "You see. the decora tors had covercd our window with a huge American flag, entirely shut ting off the view of the street. "It has always seemed to me as though that fla* hung proteottngly over us?savin* us from conviction for a crime of which we were guiltless.?* BLIMP WINGING WAY IN STORM R-34 Reported 750 Miles Out at Midnight?Go ing Direct to London. At midnight the R-34 was In mid Atlantic. winging her way at a faot clip toward London on the return lap of her over-ocean trip. The lut imtiue received by the Navy Department last night from the dirigible waa timed 20:0-0. M. T. (4:30 Washington time). The i-ts sage said the ship was proceeding ^ue east at a apeed of fifty Knota. It gave her position as 750 tniles due east of Boston. Electrical disturbances had been en countered Id the flight, the message declared, but there was no Indication that they had impeded the progress. The message read: "Heavy static expereinced '? The | remaining text was badly garbled., I ne same atmospheric disturbances evi dently making transmission difficult.' The K-S4 Is making tor London. Maj. Scott, commanding the British dirigible, advised the Navy Depart ment, instead of going direct to (Scot land. Remember that keepsake? You lost "once-upon-a-time?" And how happy you were when tome one found it and sent it back? Come on, be a "(port,"?make somebody else ' happy by telling them that you're fonnd what they loit Perhaps they'll reward you, besides. Telephone Your Ad to "The Herald" MAIN 33 HUNDRED PEACE PACT GIVEN SENATE WITH PLEA FOR ADOPTION; QUICK ACTION IS PROMISED Prtning Sentiment in die Senate After Hearing President's Speech De clared te Be Disap pointment?Republicans Praise Phraseology, but Declare It Contains None Of Essential Facts Being Sought?Some Demo crats Also Said to Be Displeased ? What Solons Hare to Say. The prevailing sentiment among Senators with reaped to the Presi dents aldress may be summed up In the one word: Disappointment On both sides of the chamber, among the Democrats as well as among the Republicans, there was a general feeling that the address did not come up to expectations. The Democratic Senators, espe cially those who are leading the administration's fight for the league of nations, looked for a succinct and specific analysis which would far Blah theaa ammunition and argu ments in their campaign: instead of giving them this, the President dealt only in generalities devoid of tren chant facts. DtBttrsU DlasitsisM. Many of the Democrats, after the speech had been heard, privately gave expression to their disappoint ment and betrayed considerable dis tress over the President's failure to touch upon such pertinent Issues as the Shantung award and to give ar guments to justify Article 10 of the covenant, the storm center of the light. The speech was sharply criticised hy the Republican Senators aa being -a flue address without enllHhtaa nat " Moat of the praised the phraseology of tM speech, but reseat** the President's failure "to tell the? anything about the reasons which prompted the treaty makers to Incorporate Into the treaty such arrangements as the Shantung decision and some of the salient features of the league cove nant. Here are comments by some of the Senators on the speech: ?UErnUCAHS. Srwater Barak ? mt Make?"Aa I listened to the message I felt that the entire argument made by the President to the effect that the league of nations was a league for peace was answered by the single paragraph that while he w*s absent he made a definite alliance for war by means I of the Anglo-French-American treaty." geaater Capper mt Kaasaa?"The speech was very fine to listen to. but gave us no Information. It waa merely a pleasant address: It told us nothing about Article 1# nor about the Shan tung procedure nor about any of the other matters In which the 8enate in interested. I am more firmly con vinced than ever that I shall have to vote for reaervations." Sesstsr Speaeer s( Mlaeeart?"It was a most scholarly and interesting i general review of seneral conditlona. I It la unfortunate that there was no I mention of Amerl<*n rights nor ex planation of those provlalons In the treaty like the Shantung award, CONTtNClD ON PAQX FIVE. GERMAN ECONOMICS MINISTER RESIGNS Berlin, July 10.?Resignation of Herr Wiseel. minuter of economies, waa the result of oppoaltion to his industrial program. It developed today. Chancellor Bauer Is reported to have favored a simpler trade system in stead of the present complete govern mental restrictions. Wissel also waa attacked because he wanted to give vast governmental aid to Industries. 12,000 YANKS SENT INTO UPPER SILESty j Copenhagen. July 10.?Twelve thou i sand American troops are on the way from Franc# to Upper Silesia, where they will remain during the plebiscite, the Vossische Zeitung of Berlin learns. PINES CANT LIVE v IN LONDON SMOKE [ London.?Plane trees thrive bait In Undon, Catalpa tod accacta come | next, while firs and piqaa have a ! hard time te Hve because of the amoke. Sir Marcus Samuel now owns the oldest . plane trees In London, planted as far back as IIS*. The plane Is a greedy devourer of carbonic acid Rt. and the London atmosphere sup es this la plenty. Mfafc Waal PricM Cat London, July 10.?The government Is called on to' make a definite pledge to reduce the coat of living or resign, la a resolution passed yt-Stsrday by the national executive committee of the La%*c W "? ^5 ' w, 1 President Pleads for Pact In Long, Masterly Speech The United States has been offered the moral leadership of the world,* and dare not reject it without "breaking the world's heart," President Wilson declared yesterday to the Senate in presenting for ratification the treaty of peace. Rejection of the league of nations, Wilson said, would be a re jection of the world's confidence. More than that, he declared that without the league, the peace treaty becomes but a scrap of paper. The galleries were crowded and the President was londly cheered when he entered the chamber. The President ?aid: TEXT OF SPEECH. Gentlemen of the Senate: The treaty of peace with Germany was signed at Versa files on the 28th of June. I avail myaelf of the earliest opportunity to lay the tredty be fore you for ratification and to ihf?rm you with regard to the work of the conference by which that treaty was formulated The treaty constitutes nothing less than a world settlement. It would not be possible for me either to summarise or to construe its manifold provisions in an ad dress which must of necessity be something less than a treatise. My j services and all the information I possess will be at your disposal and at the disposal of your Com mittee on Foreign Relations at any time, either formally or Jn ses sion, as you may prefer, and I hope that you will not hesitate to make us? of them. I shall at this time, prior to your own study of the document, attempt only a BOYCOTT URGED TO CUT PRICES Move to Reduce H. C. of L. Begun .Under Nose of Senate Probers. t ?I fhi ftvy Mot < ot^he Mate Onfalttec that !? preparing to investigate the high coat of liv ing in Washington?la the Capitol Building itself?-a movement is on foot to lower the cost of living without waiting for the result of the food investigation. Ii The author of this movement is Edward H. Frederick, secretary to Representative Thompson, of Ohio. | He advocates a boycott of not only the Capitol restaurants, but those nearby as well, who are alleged to be selling food at prices higher than they should be. H* proposes formation of an or ganisation composed of all secre taries to Senators and Representa tives and clerks in the two office buildings and Capitol building to combat the ever-increasinp cost of food products. The Civic Betterment Asociatlon has approved the idea and has in formed Mr. Frederick that all as sistance necessary will be forth coming. All day yesterday officers of the asaociation were kept busy with callers who offered numerous sug gestions along this line. The pro prietor of a downtown hotel called at the headquarters. 1006 H street, and gave Colonel Mcintosh figures which will be submitted to the Sen ate Committee for use in the pro posed investigation. He told Col onel Mcintosh he bought potatoes by the barrel, paying at the rate of 55 centra peck. He was very much surprised when shown figures from a Georgetown merchant who was selling the self-same product at re tail for 35 cents a peck. This same hotel man also stated that carloads of strawberries were allowed to rot by merchants to whom they wer# consigned rather than to sell them at a reduced fig ure. Other products were treated the same way. be said. HUNGARIAN "REDS" ATTACK RUMANIANS ucharest, July 10.?Reports received here today from the Transylvsnta re gion said tjip Hungarian red army which withdrew from the Sieeho Stovakia front after the Peace Con ference. has attacked the Runanu.u along the Thciss River. The fighting was continuing. *c [ cording to last advices. PARCEL DROPPED NEAR WILSON CAUSES ALARM Secret Service operatives guard ing the President had a (care at the Capitol yesterday whoa a brown paper parosl dropped from the band* of a man la the crowd and landed directly in front of the President's feet. TIM President baited while one ot the guards grabbed the package and tore it open. It was found to con tain nothing but Miewspapcrs. j general chart derivation of its scope and purpose. In one sense, no doubt, there is no need that I should report to you what was attempted and done at Paris. You have been daily cognisant of what was goinp on there?of the problems with which the Peace Conference had to deal and of the difficulty of laving down straight lines of settlement anywhere on a field on wh?ch the old lines of international relation ship. and the new alike, followed so intricate a pattern and were for the most part cut so deep by histo?*cal circuvna. at.ee* which dominated action even where* it would have been best to ignore or reverse them. The cross-cur rents of politics and of interest must have been evident to you. It would be presuming in me to attempt to explain the question* which arose or the many dhrersr elements that entered into them. I shall attempt something less am bitious than that and more clearly auggestrvi by my duty to report to the Congress the part it seemed necessary for my colleagues and me to play as the representatives of the government of the United States. Dictated toy V. 8. Role.. That was dictated by the rote America had played in the war and by the expectations that had been created in ttie minds of the peoples with whom we had as sociated ourselves in that great struggle. The United States entered the w|r upon a different footing from tvovy other nation exr^pi our associates on tnia side the Ha. . a*??%r^?d it. herawae oar materia! interests %r*re di rectly threatened or becactae any special treaty obligation* to which we were parties had been violated, but only because we saw the supremacy, and even the validity, of right everywhere put in jeopardy and free government likely to be everywhere Imperiled by the intolerable aggression of a power which respected aeithi r right nor obligation and whose very system of porertment flouted the rights of the clttaen as against the autocratic author ity of his governors. And In the settlements of the peace we have sought no special reparation for ourselves, but only the restora tion of right and the assurance of liberty everywhere that the cJfects of the s* ttlement were to be felt. We entered the war as the diainterested champions of right and we interested ourselves in the terms of the peace in no other capacity. The hopes of the nations al lied against the central powers were at a very low ebb when our soldiers began to pour across the sea There was everywhere among them, ex CONTlhLBD OK PAG* SBVBK. NEGRO ROUND-UP WILL CONTINUE j Protests at failure of the police to run doyn the negro fiend, who last [ week attacked Miss Mary Saunders near Chevy Chase, are growing in volume. White people, on one hand, demanded to know why the culprit has net been apprehended, and reput able colored citiaens. on the other, demand that the privacy of their homes remain inviolate. Each new suspect taken to head quarters. after a rigid examination hasbeen released. Out of IS men ex amined in the past week, only three are held for further investigation. Working on the assumption that the man will return to one of the ace nee of his crimes, pol ioe are closely guarding such points and detaining every belated traveler. In spite of the good work done b ymany citizens in rounding up suspects in the case, the police have been put to quite a little incon venience. ccording to Inspector Grant, by excitable persona putting the authorities on the trail of men. without first investigatlag their actions. Negroes of the better class are incenaed at the invasion of their homea by the police. They atk that the police use more discretion when searching their homea. -The caae has narrowed down," said Inspector Grant yesterday, "to the point, where the only thing that we can do is round up all negroes answering the description of the fiend. "In Washington, we coo Id pick up a thousand men that would tit the description we have. We need more men in the search, and call on tht citiaens to aid us." Republicans Plu to Hiy Treaty Through, Bat De clare They WiD Not (U cede from Stand far Amendment ? Lodge States President Wi Nal Be (UJled Upon to Information to . tee?Lansing and Otfw Delegates WflJ Be Hwi. A program for the treaty was agreed m publican leaders te tbe mediately after tbr Pr* concluded hi* address Senator L?odge of other Senator* together in thf cloakroom and discussed with Tltim the plan of action by oltlHi It it hoped to bring about rat WVeOoe within a very short time. It is probable the Coanmtu.ee ao Foreign Relations, tnto wbos^ tody the treaty wa? gf?en. will re quire at least a month to the treaty and draw op the tion* of ratification. Another it ia believed, will be nwrpnary for the debate In the Senate Will DeauM Aa^a4aeat The opponent* of the league of na tions. which include practically all the thirty-nine Republican* and sev eral Democrats, will *usd squarel> behind s resolution of ratification which will contain reservation* an some of the important and est** nUa provisions of the league covenant This resolution will he drafted in the Foreign Relation* (Committer before the treaty i* reported, and will be supported by a majority of the vim mittee. Tbe league opponent* ciaim a ou* stantial iimjority hi like against ratification cmm .Mb jJ*w vations. Th?y will b* w r?.uftc*itoo. fcbr> mmrrl rwrvanote na*de An important and h??hl> cam development of the PresHmfi appearance at the Capitol ww a <V exsion by the Republican leado that the President aill not be invited to appear before tbe Forsim Relation Committee to offer explanation* of the treaty. Secretary Lantdnp aari other membeis of the peace delega tion may be invited, but the Presi dent will not be asked to appear Will Haf Invite WImb. Senator Ix>dge mad- f^rt* ~*aa rf-uncement after hia conference with Senators Brandegee. Borah. Fall. lfoiC!>. McCorwiick and other* whe have taken an active part in the league firht. Senator l^odge said: "The committee will not invite the President to appear a* a wit ness. The President ha> nothing to do with any committee of the Senate. He most dead with the en tire Senate and he did that by appearing and delivering tiw treaty. Henceforth the commit*** snd the Senate atooe will have jurisdiction over the treaty. tW President having ceased to function a* part of the treaty-making power "We may ask Secretary Lanatnc and other member? of the peace delegation to come before the com mittee, but the President win not be invited." Senator Lodge called attention to a palpable error committed by the Pre*ident in stating that a tw t birds vote will Ik- needed in the Senate for the adoption of any res ervations or amendments to treaty. It was apparent. Sen Lodge said, that the President not familial -with the rules of (fee Senate, which roqvire only a ma jority vote for the ad> pU?B of amendments and a two-thirds vote for final ratification. The oofeotit* noa also provides that tfca vote oo ratification shall be two-third* Here is the languaffo of Role *? of the Senate which lays down the procedure for action on the treaty '?On the final question to adv>*' and consent to the ratification in Uk form agreed to." the concurrence of two-thirds of the Senators pr UOVTIM7BD ?W PAG? TWO HUNS ASK LIFTING OF BLOCKADE AT ONCE Paris. July 10. the imraedtate lifting of the blockade and the release of prisoners by the allies this afternoon. The request was made to the Peace Conference at Versailles. through Baron von Lersner. head of the Oer Britnfc Would Bar AIie?? London. July H.-Tb* *ov*rnmato suffered another aei-UMU defeat today when the alien 1*11 commiltae pa*aed ? clause restricting the employment of alien i? Great feritaln. The under secretary of the home oflkoe dodarad the c1 a use would wrock Britain-* in fluence imperially kaiserrelegated TO COBWEBBY ATTICS Berlin?No more will ^ pnXaia* and bust, of the former Kaiaer artorr schoolroom* and public bulldinss to Berlin. The town council ha* jr dcrod then all remove a?* will be ?*orcd in the cobwebby etna* of the public bulldlnf*.