Newspaper Page Text
Today?Fair; slightly wanner. Tomorrow?Pair; (entlc winds. Detailed weather report* on editorial ?a*e. ? HERALD LABERT-ST. CLAIR New ia wrltla* afcoat "Folk* and Things 'Round Wa?hlnrto?- Cor The Vulilaftai Herald. Hl? article appears today on lk< editorial pace. NO. 4823 WASHINGTON, D. C., SUNDAY, JANUARY 11. 1920. THREE CENTS BRYAN ENUNCIATES DEMOCRATIC PLATFORM; PROPOSES U S. OWNERSHIP OF ALL UTILITIES G. 0. P. SEEKS SHOWDOWN ON TREATY SPLIT ? 1 Qiallenge Senate Demo crats to Choose Between Wilson and Bryan. LODGE ASKS ATTITUDE Leaders View Caucus as the Only Means of Getting Together. ' 1 Senate Republicans last night chal lenged the Democratic Senators to choose between President Wilson and W? J. Bryan on the peace treaty issue. Democrats who will follow Bryan snd agree to support reservations ^ which are mcch more drastic than Wilson wants were asked to put themselves on record. Within a few dajs it Is expected the country will know whether Wilson or Bryan has the mast influence with Democrats in the Senate. The situation came about in this manner: Senator Lodge and mild reserva tionists, after a conference, sent word to the emocrats, through Sen ators Colt and McNary. to find out how many Democratic votes theg can get for the McKellar-Kendrick reservations. sponsors of which claimed early this wek that 44 Democrats would support them. Bsjm-j Ledge Plaa. These reservations go much fur ther than the interpretations which Wilson, in his letter to the Jackson Jay dinner, said he would not ob ject to. They are. in fact, based on the Lodge reservation program. The effect of the Republican demand :hat the Democrats sponsoring reser vations show how much support they :an get will be to bring a showdown 3n the Wilaon-Bryan split. Republican t Senators declared. It was intimated; hat the Democrats might hold a cau^l I.*us to decide their course, hut Demo-1 ?ratic leaders s ated that at any rate he question will not come up at the 1 I democratic caucus to be held next Thursday to select a leader. They bought It improbable, leading Demo rats said, that another caucus will >e called at lea.?t until sfter the lead-1 'iship question has been decided. Democrats and Republicans agreed, 1 io?ever. that a caucus of Demo :rats would be the only way to get i o^ther on a program which any considerable number of Democrats a;n support. They pointed out that he Democratic caucus is now on ? "cord as favonng the Hitohcoift, nervation*, which got 41 votes last ?eamkm. and that until a later cau- i :us releases Democrats, they are | ?ound to stand by the Hitchcock t solvations. Called Toe Mild. These are interpretations, and even! -enator Hitchcock says they do not :o far enough to meet the pres- j nt situation. If Kendrick and McKellar are un ,ble t?> assure the mild reservation 's and Senator Lodge that a sub ?tantial Democratic vote can be ob I ained for the Democratic propos es. this effort to settle the contro versy and keep the treaty out of he campaign admittedly will fail. If it becomes apparent that it is o fail, Senator Underwood will at ?nce call up his resolution for an ?fttcial conciliation committee, and nild reservationists will support It s the last hope of getting an greement. But it is conceded that f the Democrats should show, by heir attitude on .the McKellar iendrtck reservations, that they vill refuse to go any further than 'resident Wilson goes, there will e no use in creating a conciliation ommittee. Compromise |a Some Democratic Senators said hey elieve President Wilson wants the enate to present him a compromise, nd that h# will accept it and trans lit it to the Kuropean governments, ointing out to them that although he lood firmly for the original terms of CONTINUED ON PAOE TWOt AT WASHINGTON THEATERS Shubert-Belasco? Mme. Julia Claus sen. Leopold Godowsky and Sal vatore de Stefano. Poll's?A1 Jolson in "Slnbad." National?"Going Up." , Loews Palace?Charles Ray in "Red Hot Dollars." V rand all's Metropolitan?Alic e Lake in "Should a Woman Tell?" Moore's Rialto?" The Greatest Question." B. F. Keith's?Vaudeville. Crandall's?Wm. S. Hart in "John Petticoats." Moore's Garden ? "The Lone Wolf's Daughter." Moore's Strand?"My Husband's Other Wife." Loew s Columbia?Enid Bennett In "The Woman in the 8uitcase " Cosmos ? Continuous vaudeville and pictures. v ^CrandalTs Knickerbocker ? Alice Lake in "Should a Woman Tell?" m Gayety?Burlesque: "Bostonians." ^ Folly?Burlesque: the "Midnight Ma Ideas " Kin of General Grant, Society Belle, to Marry New York. Jan. 10.?Engagement of Miss Lillian Sutherland Grant, grar.dniece of Gen. U. S. Grant, to Mr. Lindsay MacKenzie Goodeve. of ; Brooklyn. has been announced. , Miss Grant ife one of New York's | society belles. PEACE TREATY ! FORMALLY IN ! -EFFECT Exchange of Ratifications Completed by Allied Representatives. Paris, Jan. 10.?Germany was at peace with the allies tonight. The treaty of Versailles was de clared formally In effect late today. Exchange of ratifications was com pleted at 4:11 o'clock this afternoon. The ceremony took place in the clock room of the French Foreign j Office. Baron Kurt von Lersner and |Herr Von Sinsom represented Ger imany. Premier Clemenceau presided. Although he might have been pres ent as a witness to the ceremony, Hugh Wallace, the American Ambas jsador, did not appear. , Premier Clcr.enceau closed the cer emony with this curt statement: "The protocol ending the artnis* | tice having been signed, and ratifica tions having been exchanged, the treaty is effective immediately." Nations exchanging ratifications were Great Britain. France, Italy, ' Japan, Belgium. Bolivia, Brazil, Guat- l emala, I^eru. Poland, Siam. Czecho- j Slovakia. Uruguay and Germany. The council fixed the date for the I inaugural meeting of tbe league of j nations as January 16 at 10:30 a. m. | It was decided that Leon Burceois. ' president of the French Society for a | League of Nations, should preside at the first meeting. House Committee Agrees to Raises of Approximately j 30 Per Cent. EFFECTIVE FROM JAN. 1 I Enlisted Men and Officers to Grade of Captain Will Benefit. . Annual bonuses ranging as high as W40 for navy officers up to and in eluding the Ki.de of captain. and | at lncreases of approximately so I per cent for enlisted men were agreed [upon yesterday in a bill ordered re-' ported out by the House Naval Af- 1 fairs Committee. | No additional compensation Is pro- ! I rt! d ,n ,he bi" 'or admirals and the pay of enlisted men of the third [Class ? ieft virtually unchanged I The bonus*, and ,?creMe. are made sh?n l? JanUa,y ?? and ,rma'n effect,ve June so. JU. It is further provided, though I at ' "ew ra,es of l?y shall ob ta n for the period of enlistment of all men In active service on the date ,of the passage of the act and for j hose who enlist, re-enlist or extend their enlistments prior to July l | 1921. ( ' '? tioes to Hour Monday. : The bill will be submitted to the; , House Monday and probably will be taken up in the middle of the week, after the postortlce appropriation I bill, now pvnding. Is disposed of. It is unanimously supported by both Republican and Democratic mem bers of the committee, and favor. able action In the House is confi dently expected. The bonuses recommended for of flcer* follow: Captains and com-! manders. |?00; lieutenant comman ders, $840; lieutenants. 1720; lieu-' tenants. Junior grade. }600; ensigns ' 1240; commissioned warrant officers.' [ *480: warrant officers. |:40. I The proposed new rate of base ! Pay for each enlisted rating is: ; Chief petty officers with acting ap pointments. $99 a month: chief | Petty officer, with permanent ap pointments and mates. Ji2S: p<.tty j j officers, first class. ?S4; petty offl- I , cers, second . la,,. ?,tty : eers. third class, ,?0 per month. There have been no definite lates of ba-o pay for th(.Me ratlngs but COXTIWCEP OX l-ACB TWO Johnson Opens Campaign j In Brooklyn Tuesday; The campaign of Senator Hiram j W. Johnson, of California, for the] Republican nomination fur the j j Presidency will be formally opened next Tuesday nl(?ht ^ ? j The senator wil, address a gather ng of the Rings County Repub- ! [.can organization in Kismet Tem-I .he n?f "P",Ch Wl11 OUtlin? principles upon which he will jwage his campaign for the nomina I Senator Johns, n returned here >esterday. bringing two Callforni-j ! W,th hlm ?o assist him In the -K.nixa,.on o, his campaign. They are Eustace Culllnan. of San Fran Hsco and Joseph Scott, of Loa Angeles. Grievances of Government Workers May Be Ironed Out by Court of Appeals The lVnahlnjcton Hrrnld In puhliKhinK n nerifu of article* on "Uncle Sam'* S^entahop**?the icovernment Bfrvler In WnxhlnKton? written by (i. W. Aielwn. Mr. Axelaon'n picture of the Kovernmcnt worker, draws from n new point of view. In Nurprininic even thone official* who believed theniaelvea cotrnixnnt of condition* in the government service. The next article will nppcar tomorrow. s s By G. W. i Government hearings on prob lem!* connected with the employes practically have been confined to the rank and file of the worker#. This was natuial considering that the questions concerned them the | most. Still, there is another side, I that of the executive heads of the departments and divisions. The abuses which * surround the class of employes which makes the government wheels pro around will not be taken up here but it is de sirable that their views relating to the improvement of the service be I recorded. In the personal investigation con ducted it has been discovered that in the great majority of cases, thare | is a sympathetic bond between ex ecutive heads and those under them. The head of the division has fre quently pleaded the cause of the staff to the exclusion of his own. In many cases, if pot in all, this might be considered as arising from self interest, as the executives, through bitter experience, . have learned that their own reputations suffer in direct ratio to the medi ocrity of the staff. Inefficiency la Admitted. It is not on the writer's author- j ity that the statement is made that government departments are not ef- j ficiently run. The information I comes from the fountain heads. It] is admitted on every side. The sys- ' tem. as has already been pointed | out. is blamed. Politics is at the1 bottom of the whol?> mess and that1 is why responsible heads are a unit i CONTINUED OJi I'AUE fcVUR. Five in Death Cells Set New Record for D. C. Jail: Others Awaiting Trial The District jail today hold* more men condemned to die than ever be- j fore in its history. There are five, j They are Frank Bowmir, Charles oss Webster. James Henry Jackson, ? Charles Price and iang Sun Wan, all j gloomily awaiting the day when they j will go to the gallows as the penalty J for having taken the lives of their i fellow men. In the southeast Section of the jail, j on the first floor, is a row of four i double cells. In one of these Ziang Sun Wan and Charles Ross Webster I tire doubled up. Bowman and Price are in another and Jackson occupies | one *lone. Jackson. Bowman and Webster have been sentenced. Wan and Price are waiting for sentence. Other* Held a* Sluyer*. In the fame building are nearly a dozen other men bidding for the three empty bunks in the four death cells. They await trial for first degree mur der. Also there are sevreal women, j Frank Bowman, colored, will be the j first to die. He will be executed on | January 16. The slip of a woman's tongue proved his undoing. Three years ago Bowman shot and killed Crown Prince Asks Armistice In Marital Wii Three Sons of Former Kai ser Are Seeking Divorce. Scandal Hinted. , i By Herald Leased Wire) The Hague, Jan. 10.?An epidemic ofj divorce and maritla estrangement has j broken out in the Hohenzollern fam-l !ly?formerly the ruling family of Ger many. Following the report that two of the kaiser's sons?Prince August and | Prince Joachim?had brought suits fori divorce, copies of the Berlin news- | paper, Achtuhr Abendblatt, received here today, revealed that Prince Fred- \ erick William von Preussen, second son of the ex-kaiser, ia. preparing to sue his wife. The former German crown prince and his wife were said to be estranged ! !and on the point of divorce proceed ings, but the importunities of the for mer kaiser and kaiserin in* behalf of' the children, prevailed. The ex-crown I | prince and his wife have become reconciled for the time being. Prince Frederick was married to | Princess Agatha von Natibor Ho- | henlohe-Schillingfuerst, one of the ; | old' st noble families in the old j ! German empire. His two brothers, j i Prince Frederick Henry and Prince J Joachim Albrecht, were both ban-! i i j ished from the German court for \ becoming infatuated with opera j I singers and marrying them, i While the report hints at scandal- | ous disclosures, royalist friends of the families involved in the do- I mestlc estrangements declare it is j "only a case of incompatbility of I temperament" Prince August was married to j Princess Alexandra of Schleswig- ) Holstein in 15#08. Prince Joachim I was married to Princess Marie of j Anhalt. a famous Germany beauty, in 1916. BILL TO SHOW WOOD CHANCES Political Significance Seen In Measure Giving Him Permanent Rank. A definite line on the strength of Gen. Leonard Wood's candidacy for the Republican Presidential nomina tion may develop from consideration of a bill introduced in the House yesterday by Representative Dyer, Republican, of Missouri. The, Dyer measure would confer upon Gen. | Wood the permanent rank of lieu tenant general. He is now the rank ing major general on the active list. Members of the House believe the Wood strength among the Republic an members will be revealed, as all who favor his candidacy certainly j will vote in favor of conferring this honor upon him. while those who oppose liim for the nomination would b* expected to flght the bill. The Dyer measure would place Con gress on record as recognizing Gen. Wood's "meritorious services rem dered to the government of the United States in wars In which Jt has been egaged as-a belligerent.*' Volcano ia Wert Active. Redding, Cal.. Jan. 10.?Mount Las sen simmered for 45 minutes today. , emitting white steaming clouds. ' There were eruptions enough to Indi cate volcanic activity below. Clarence Keifer in lord's Wood?, be yond Brookland. Bowman was in company with a woman at the time, j The murder remajned a mystery fori two years. Then one day the woman who had been with Bowman appeared before a grand jury to testify that Bowman had shot her in a Jealous fit. Recalling other vicious vicious deeds of Bowman, fhe let slip a remark that Incriminated him in the killing, sup posedly for robbery, of Keifer. Charles Ross Webster last summer j murdered and robbed young Richard i Duvall. a Catholic University student,! | In a secluded woodland near Brook-1 land, not far from the scene of Bow man's crime. "It was all on account of a woman." was Webster's plaint. ' His death Is set for February 10. | Miss Lillian Hood, a pretty young war worker, was shot to death in her bed room last spring and J i Henry Jackson was later charged j with the crime. Jackson had j broken into three houses on Con necticut avenue, where lived girl I j war workers. It was evidenced there had been a struggle in Miss1 ( Hood's room. Jackson will pay the : penalty February 17. 1 Kill* Ilia ( untomrr. Charle* Price dealt in illicit | whisky. Three men came to his house in Springman's court south I west, on Decoration Day. 1918. to procure some. One of tl.em. Rob- i ' ert Smith, argued about his change after paying Price. "Wife, get me | that little thing." said Price to his spouse. His wife disappeared for a 1 moment and came back with a ' pistil. Price examined it. It was i unloaded. "Wait a minute." he told Smith, and left the room. "Do you still want your change?" 1 asked Price, returning. I "Yes." said Smith, and that in stant a bullet from Price's pistol 1 tore its way through his stomach. Price Is awaiting the sentence that ! will send him to the gallows. j And so Is Ziang Sun Wan. youn? I Chinese student, convicted Friday. He killed at least one of the official* of the Chinese Educational Mission, it is believed Win's mother sent him 11.000 to pay his college expenses. He lost it all in a moving picture house investment. I Wan needed money. A guest of the i Chinese Educational Mission House, it I is said, he planned to l'orge a check fcr ST?.U0n on Dr. T. T. Wong. He bade 1 fcuodbye to those at the house one day. saying he was going back to New York Instead he went to the > Harris Hotel. Next day he returned to the Mission House. That was on j January IS. Two days later the bodies | of the three slain officials of the mis- t sion were found. Wan's confession said he killed Ben Sen Wu after Wu j , had murdered his good friend Dr. j Wong and H. T. Hale. STATE OF WAR j STILL EXISTS ! ! :?" Germany Advised That U. j I S. Has Not Accepted \ j Peace. I 1 The United States government i j has taken the position that, as the, i peace treaty has not been ratified | by this country, the armistice con- j i tinues In "full force and effect be. j 1 tween the United States and Ger many and that accordingly the j provisions of* the armistice agree- i j ment of November 11. 1918. as well} as the provisions of the extensions | i of that agreement remain binding Ion these two nations," according to, a statement issued by the State De- , partment last night. j Notice of this was given to the I I German government by the United i States, according to the statement, i The Department of State received a brief message from Paris late yesterday stating that the ceremony ( of deposit of ratifications of the I peace treaty with Germany took i place late yesterday afternoon and j that the procer verbale was duly1 signed at the Qual d'Orsai at 4:16. J Views Women Best Jury For Trial of Ex-Kaiser ? 1 Paris. Jon. JO.?Henri Robert., president of the French bar. 'prose- j cutor of Joseph Caillaux and a law- j year of international fame, declared j tonight that the former Kaiser. should be tried by a representative jury of women from all nations . "whose sons were murdered on the battlefield as a direct result of the arch criminal's assault on manklnJ. ?The mothers of dead soldiers ar-j | the most fitting Judges for this man. j for they combine the high quality] of womanly mercy with a strict | sense of the responsibility of this j generation toward the mothers of | the future, whose hearts, perhaps, will be similarly torn by brutal be- j reavement in unjustified warfare unless steps are now taken to put the fear of death in the hearts of. coming despots." Headquarters Opened in D. C. for Many Presiden tial Candidates. SEE BERGER IN CONTEST G. 0. P. Leaders Are Con vinced Nebraskan Will Seek Nomination. Apart from the ratification of the I treaty of Verscailles and the schism | between W. J. Bryan and President ' Wilson over the advisability of mak ing that document the vital factor 'in the coming election, discussions in Republican and Democratic cloak ! rooms at the Capitol and in political 1 circles generally revolves nowadays |/around the all-absorbing loitfc- of i Presidential candidates. Within the past few days numerous j ! aspirants for Presidential honors j 'have been gathered within the "also (mentioned- fold. Already publicity j headquarter- for several candidates ; have been opened in Washington, j The Munsey Building seems to be I the fountain head for the reams of ! "favorite son" literature beginning I to flood the offices of Washington papers and newspaper correspondents, i l?wden and Poindeiter headquarters i have opened full blast, and Governor i Calvin Coolidge s headquarters are to be opened Monday. It is expected that I Wood. Pershing. Harding and Gerrard ? ? neadquarters will be established he?*e I shortly. Most Prominent Boom*. ' So far the more prominent Repub- i Iicans for whom booms have been ilaunched are: Gens. Wood and Per- ' Ishing. Senators Poindexter. Hiram! ! Johnson and Harding. Governor Cal-J Lvltt. Coolidge. of Massachusetts, and | I Governor Dowden. of Illinois. j Former Ambassador to Germany I Gerrard is the only Democrat who has Jso far actually thrown his hat into the ring. Former Speaker Champ Clark, when , his name was recently mentioned on i the floor of the House as a good Demo crat for the Wesidental harness, re iplied: "Barkis is willinV*. However, there is a plethera of ] prominent Democrats whose names i have been mentioned seriously for I first honors at the San Francisco j convention. Among them are Will iam G. McAdoo, Attorney General Palmer. W. J. Bryan. Senator Pome - j rene. Governor. Cox. ?>f Ohio; Sena- ' tor Hitchcock Senator Underwood. I Secretary of the Navy Daniels and Senator Owen. Mr. Bryan stated flatly to The Washington Herald when he had concluded his epochal address at I the Willard that he was not a can- j didate, but many who kno^ ^te | Commoner well aver that this does | not imply by any means that he will not be a candidate later on. See Wilion in llnee. The day following the Jackson Day l love-feast of the Democrats, which ! grew less loving as orator Bryan ex | pounded his views taking issue with j the President, prominent Republicans. I including Senator Borah, declared that i the Wilson message left no conclu 1 sion to be drawn but that he will ; run for a third term with the ratitica i tion of a treaty without nullifying | reservations as the chief plank in his i platform. | Kx-President Taft is not to be left I out of the reckoning, nor Judge 1 j Hughes, who came so close to the I i White House in 191??. j It is also rumored that a real boom j is* being started for former Attorney | I General Gregory, of Texas, who. it is ! ! pointed out. would undoubtedly be | backed by Col House, said to con i trol the wheel of the Texas political j barge and referred to as the "War j wick" of the Wilson administration. I 1 150-Mile Gale Drives Plane Back 15 Miles an Hour Traveling In an aeroplane at th i rate of 139 mile* an hour, at an altitude of 1\<W0 feet. SlaJ. Rudolph Schroeder. of the I". 8. Army Avia tion Corps, hit a L"?0-mile pale that drove hia machine backward at the rate of fifteen miles an hour, according to announcement made yesterday by the War Department. This is one of the moat unusual experiences In the history of avia tion. Maj. 8chroeder was attemptia? to establish a new record for alti tude when he atruck the gale, which, after a struggle, forced him to descend. HOUSE REJECTS BERGER; PUT UP AGAIN Excluded on Constitutional Grounds, Socialist Seeks i Re-election. Milwaukee. Wis.. Jan. 10.?Within thirty minutes after the news was received here today that the House of Representatives had again refused j to seat Victor L*. Berger, the Socialist I District Committee was called to-1 j gether and he was renominated from, j the Fifth Congressional District ot i | Wisconsin. I Governor Phillips, however, an j nouneed tonight that he will refuse to ; j call a special election so that the I voters who have elected Berger twice will not have another chance to elect I him until next November. Meanwhile j the Fifth Wisconsin District will not I have representation in the House. | Victor 1^ Berger. Milwaukee So jcislist. was excluded yesterday from membership in the House of Representatives on the ground of j disloyalty to the United States.] which raises ineligibility under the | Constitution. | j Berger had been denied a seat in the Hou:?e last November on similar grounds. H? was re-elected at a special election on December 8 by a majority of over 4.000. The exclusion resolution was adopted by the House after an hour of bitter condemnation of Berger. | by a vote of 32S to 6. The six mem 'hers voting against exclusion were Sisson. Democrat. Mississippi; Sher I wood. Democrat. Ohio; Griffin. Dem ocrat. New York; Mann. Republican, j Illinois; Voigt. Republican. Wiscon sin; Harrold. Republican. Okla I homa. Representative Sabath. Dem ocrat. Illinois, voted "present." Imrq?*dtately after action had be^n taken by the House Berger. who had been refused the privilege of speak irvr in his own defense, issued a de fiant statement as follows: "I hold the same view* as I did during the war. and I claim Chat I am within my constitutional richts. This is one of the worst attacks on the representative form of govern 1 inent ever witnessed in this country. I shall run again for election to the House of Representatives. I "It is really a denial of the right of the people to elect the citisen or their own choice. The charge was that I was disloyal on account of the I position I took in the war. This posi tion was not personal?it was the j position of the Socialist Party. If I I was disloyal then a million Social i isl* were disloyal." | The ineligibility of Berger to a I seat in the House of Representatives lis permanent. It can be removed ! only by special legislation, passed [by a two-thirds vote of the House. Allies Won the War But Germany Likely to Pick Fruits of the Victory John Hfarley'a InM nrtiele on Klumr. pulilinhrd In The llatk IriKton Mrrnld todny. dcurribra ftrrMiay4! nllripp! at rrMomlr re*urre<*tlon. A real Iraicur of nnflonn an a Irvrr for world prarr la ndvot-alrd. By JOHN HEARLEY. ICo|*riglit. B?. by Th* \Va?!ii?m.?t H.raJd.t , propaganda niu< h more effectively Germany loat the war. but Ger- j than I'otsdam i?ver did. many l? po?sibly defined lo Rather; p.klie. ^ . Th* American public ostrich-like the eventual political and economic l burifn its head in *tnctly national fruits of victory. j Kand* and foolishly reasons that Th? anti-German advantage!* . p?,oc?? tlf body an(j spirit comes given to th?* allies by the t?"eatjr | thromh blindness to intei national of Versailles can be defeated by j affair?. TM? |? a dangerous cus two powerful weapon.-, now gripped ^ wervin* only t?? expose it as in Germany's hands. Germany's natural talent for business and the discipline of her masse* have not been taken away from her. Compared with the Germans, the Latins *rre industrially ' inefficient a "saf?*" target for diplomatic shafts from all directions. Uncle 8am *-hould not turn his eyes and mind from Old World pol itics. because Old World politics ha* definitely placed sticky hands upon and temperamentally unsteady and j CbcI. g.m. Tn<l wmy Jo ^ the En*llah. Ia?y. Be*de?. the al. cU|rh, ln foreiKn entanglement." lifd government. through their 11, ?ot to nee and know them An diplomatic dishonesties and r<ac-1 international leatnie of nations. poj> tionary disagreements with one nn- u,8rly fcouledr an-* <ohtroMed. could other ore manufacturing Germany ClNfTIM'KU om ^ PARTY SPUT OVER PEACE PACT DENIED Simply Difference of Opin ion, Commoner Says, Outlining Campaign Is sues Before 300 Members of Iroquois Club, Chicago. URGES DRASTIC LAWS TO END PROFITEERING 1 Not Within Province of One Man to Tell Nation What To Do, He Declares, Dis cussing Treaty?Ameri can Interests First, t Chicago. Jan. 10.?William Jen nings Bryan enunciated a Demo cratic platform for the 1920 cam paign here today in a speech be fore the Iroquois Club. Encountering a spirit of only moderate enthusiasm in the early part of his address. Bryan cut loose with his heavy artillery. With a sudden outburst of enthusiasm the crowd gave him an ovation and during the remainder of his two hour-and-6fteen-minute speech he was interrupted incessantly by ap plause. About 300 leading Demo I crats of Chicago heard the address. Issues Advocated. The issues which Bryan ad vanced as more fittin gthan the treaty for the iqjo platform in cluded: j Government ownership of rail | roads. Government ownership of all utilities where competition is im possible, including lighting plants, 1 street railways, etc. Legislation to prevent profiteer ling. Government machinery for the settlement of industrial disputes. Legislation closing the doors of free speech and iree press to the advocacy of violence or overthrow of the Rovernment. IMscasaea Vr-mrr Tbratr. The first part at Bryan's speech vu devoted entirely to a discussion of ! his position on the treaty. | There is no split in the Democratic party, he insisted?jast a difference of opinion. ^ 'The Democratic part jrta built on COSTIStED OS Pact TWO. STRIKE THREAT ALARMS BERLIN General Walkout Feared Unless Workers' Council Law Is Passed. Berlin. Jan. 10.?Uneasine?,, is felt her* over the political and economic ! situation in view of the vaguely j expressed threats of a g< neraJ j strike. There were suggestions in some ! quarters that big industrial plants : may shut down If the workers* council law is passed as drafted, while radical lAbor leaders hinted they may call a general strike if the law is altered so It is unsatis factory to them. Fomenting of a railroad strike at this time wag considered significant, but its only result so far was call ing of minor walkouts in sections of Western Germany, which are of little impovtancc to the nation as a whole. Radical* were showing more ac tivity in all circles than for some time, but their plans evidently were only for employment of cconomio weapons. v Blizzard Sweeps Balkans As Many Die in Floods Paris. Jm>- 1#?The moat terrtllc blisaards in year* are sweeping the war-scarred Balkans, adding to tba horrors of famine and the suffertac from floods accord ins to adrlcea reaching Rrd Cross headquarters to day from Belgrade. Many persons arc dying of cold and many Uvea have been .lost In flo. ds The Save and Danube Riv era are out of their banks.