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Today?Fair; slightly wanner.
Tomorrow?Pair; (entlc winds.
Detailed weather report* on editorial
?a*e. ?
New ia wrltla* afcoat "Folk* and Things
'Round Wa?hlnrto?- Cor The Vulilaftai
Herald. Hl? article appears today on lk<
editorial pace.
G. 0. P. SEEKS
? 1
Qiallenge Senate Demo
crats to Choose Between
Wilson and Bryan.
Leaders View Caucus as the
Only Means of Getting
' 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
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
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
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
B. F. Keith's?Vaudeville.
Crandall's?Wm. S. Hart in "John
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.
Exchange of Ratifications
Completed by Allied
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.
Enlisted Men and Officers to
Grade of Captain Will
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
! :?"
Germany Advised That U. j
I S. Has Not Accepted \ j
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.
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
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.
Excluded on Constitutional
Grounds, Socialist Seeks i
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.
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 ^
Simply Difference of Opin
ion, Commoner Says,
Outlining Campaign Is
sues Before 300 Members
of Iroquois Club, Chicago.
Not Within Province of One
Man to Tell Nation What
To Do, He Declares, Dis
cussing Treaty?Ameri
can Interests First,
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
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
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
^ 'The Democratic part jrta built on
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.

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