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Today?Partly clomdy and warmer. Tomorrow?Fair; tlightly colder. De tailed weather report on editorial page. THE WASHINGTON HERALD Mildred MarshalTi "WHAT*? IN ? ????G Appears Today on Page s The Waahington Herald NO. 4825 WASHINGTON. D. C, TUESDAY, JANUA?Y 13, 1920. ONE CENT SJw?TK.'SS 50-50 D. C. TAX SYSTEM KILLED BY HOUSE VOTE ? Mapes Bill to Abolish Pres ent Method Passes 202 to 119. SEE HOPE IN SENATE Friends of Half-and-Half Idea to Make Stand in Upper Body. Mf a vote of 202 to 11*. the House yesterday passed the Map?? bill abolishing the half-and-half ar rangement of financing; the District. Friends of the half-and-half plan will bow turn their attention to the Senate where, if a precedent of long Mandine? la not broken, the Mapes bill will be defeated. This year the bill abolishing the half-and-half plan is separate leg islation. Before, it always was I tacked on to the District appropria tion bill as a rider. Thus the Sen ate has been in position to fore? its views upon the House by threatening to delay the passage of the measure appropriating money for the District. Whether the Mapes forces can re cruit enough strength from the ranks of Senators who have voted against abolishment of the half and half because of conscientious or? jectlon to passing "rider" legisla tion, is a matter which can not be determined until the measure reaches the Senate floor. ? Vale la a Sarpriae. The large majority by which the Mapes bill passed the House was a distinct surprise to its opponents, many of whom held out the hope that a Republican Congress would reverse the decisions of previous Congresses with a Democratic ma jority. Representative Mapea. of Michigan, chairman of the District Commit tee, and author of the bill, opened debate on the measure. He was followed by Representative T. 8. William?, of Illinois, who wrote the I majority report of the committee. Both asan followed closely the Une pof their respective reports. Ite pre.-en ta ti ve Lan ham. of Texas. speaking for the bill, declared that pride In the National Capital?? strong argument of the opposition? does not enter into the discussion of fiscal affairs, but that the question must be decided upon Its merits from a financial standpoint. Representative Burdtck. of Rhode Island. Zihlman. of Maryland; and Keed. of West Virginia, offered spirit ed arguments for retention of the half-and-half plan. Taxes Hiajarr Back Home. Representative Caraway, of Arkan sas, asserted there was not a member of Congress who does not pay twice CONTI SUED ON PAO I TWO. STUDENTS WILL TAKE BALLOT ON TREATY Students and faculty members of Georife Washington Univeralty to day will take a referendum vote on L the treaty of peace and the league of nations covenant. The referen dum will be part of a nation-wide vote to be participated in by 700 colleges and universities. Six questions?for. against, and compromise?framed after consul tation with leaders on both sides, will be voted upon. As soon as compiled, the George Washington University vote will be telegraphed to the Intercollegiate Treaty Referendum Committee at New Tork, which will record the results of the vote from all parts of the country. Senator Lodge and Senator Hitch cock, leaders of the opposing sides of the question, have prepared statements summarizing their stand for the guidance of the voters. Sheer Lies, Says Hapgood, Of Reports He Aided Reds ? ?By Herald Leased Wire.) Indianapolis. Ind.. Jan. 12.?Allega tions that he was friendly with the Soviet government of Russia and that he sought financial aid for the "red" regime were described here today as "sheer lie?" by Norman Hapgood, former minister to Denmark. A second attack in Harvey's Week ly aroused the denunciation of his accusers. Mr. Hapgood la visiting a brother here. Wyoming to Ratify Amendment Cheyenne. Wye, Jan. 12?Governor Robert B. Carey today Issued a proc lamation calling for a special ses sion of the Wyoming legislature to meet January 25 to ratify the Susan B. Anthony Federal Suffrage Amend ment. Today's Play Buk Current attractions at thea ter? in Washington may be found listed on the editorial page of The Washington Herald. Peaceful Europe Has Just About 23?Wars Now Europe has a long way to a*o before the peace dove can alight without loss of plumage, ac cording to figure? compiled by the military intelligence dlvis ion. There are Ju?t twenty - three war? on the continent at pres ent, say the wlae ones of the division. A large part of these were fomented by Bolahevik Russia, which la in arma against every European nation aave Ger many. The new countrlea are trying out their ??new?, nearly all being Involved in hostilities. The number of win could be increased?, nominally, by other methods of grouping, say Intel ligence officer? ONE MORE LOAN VITAL, SAYS HOOVER Aid Europe This "Last Time," Former Food Chief Tells House. The task of victualing Europe until the autumn harvest will not be the burden on America that It was last year, due to "enormously Im proved conditions," former Food Ad ministrator Herbert Hoover testified yesterday before the House Ways and Means Committee. This com mittee Is considering Secretary Glass's request for additional credit loans for European food relief, amounting to $150.000.000. Mr. Hooer urged the advisability of Con ' gresa authorizing the credits asked, at the same time serving notice on the world that this would be "the last time." Will Se?vre Loss?. Mr. Hoover pointed out that the extenalon of additional credits for food relief will prevent economic collapse this winter, and at the same time will secure the money already advanced by this government to the nations of Central Europe. The greater part of the money loanod. COJmSCED ON PAO? TWO. BAN ON BERGER ASKED IN HOUSE TNew Bul Would Make Him Forever Ineligible for Election. Victor L. Berger, who on last Sat urday was denied a seat in the House for the second time within three I months, will be prevented from again ' becoming a candidate for Congress, ; If a bill introduced yesterday by Rep ; resentative Luhring. Republican, of j Indiana, becomes a law. Under the proposed law, the Mil ; waukee Socialist would be ineligible for election to either branch of Con gress. The bill providea that an/ person previously elected to Congress, and who has been excluded there from on the ground that he gave aid or comfort to the enemy, shall be ? ineligible for membership in the Sen ! ate or the House. ! Jurisdiction is lodged in the Federal ! courts to hear any complaint which | may be made by a resident of a Con I gressional district where such 'n eliglble person seeks to become a can didate, and the court may act by injunction or other appropriate rem edy. The action of Congress in ex cluding a person shall be conclusive as to the facts. I I 2 Dead, 21 Cars Piled Up In Idaho Freight Wreck (By Herald Leased Wire.) Boise, Idaho, Jan. 12.?Two un identified men are dead and twenty one freight cars are demolished as a result of the second section of an Oregon Short Line freight train breaking loose and running away down Melbury Hill, near Glenna Ferry, and crashing Into an east bound passenger train. The automatic closing of the block at the foot of the hill warned the eastbound passenger train and saved many lives. Mexican Refuges to Talk At San Antonio Hearing (By Herald Leased Wire.) San Antonio. Texas. Jan. 11?Wit nesses began arriving here today to testify in the Fall Senate subcom mittee hearings. The flrat witnesses to testify will be those from San An tonio, numbering about fifty, among whom will probably be a number of i prominent Mexican political refugees. Senator rail will reach here tomor row morning from El Paso, where he has been conducting an investigation. The hearings probably will not open until Tuesday afternoon or possibly Wednesday morning. Bnujaria Ratifies Treaty. Sofia, Jan. 1?.?The Sobron>e (Bul garian Parliament) today ratified the peace treaty with the allied powere. ( NEW ANTI-RED BILL CALLS FOR DEATH PENALTY Measure Would Punish the Use of Force and Violence. 'NATION'S UFE IN PERIL' Aims to Protect Rights of Free Speech and Fress Press. A sedition bill, considered far more drastic than the Sterling measure re cently passed by the Senate, was re ported out yesterday by the House Ju diciary Commltttee. The House bill carries the death penalty. In the discretion of the Jury, for inciting or participating In re bellion or Insurrection against the government or In cases where the death of any person U the result of tho use of force or violence to change or overthrow the government. "The whole bill," says the report Is drawn along the line of punishing the use of force and violence exclu sively, and Is a comprehensive law to enable the government to preserva Its own existence and the Constitution and Uw? of the United States and the ##*ammenU of the several States. Alated (? Satisfy Country. "The lift? of the nation is threat ened today, the security and -safety of our citizens Is Imperiled, and It is firmly, believed that a strong rem edy is demanded by our people?and this bill furnished such a law as will, we believe, satisfy the country, and enable the authorities to grapple with the growing evil in our midst. "The rit?ht of free speech and a free press 'will always be maintained inviolate." The bill was drawn by a subcom mittee neaded by representative Gra ham. Republican, of Pennsylvania, which used the bill submitted by Attorney General Palmer and several members of the House as a basis. Mr. Graham declared the advocacy of any change in the government by lawful means through the will and votes of the majority is in no way interfered with. T? ?? Jammed Tfcro.K - Hour. Th? Judiciary Committee plans to j substitute its bill for the Sterling bill and put It through the House in ? that shape. Then the differences ! between the two branches will be i fought out In conference. j It behooes the Congress quickly to } respond to the vigorous cal lfor ley ? Istatlon coming from every part of j the country, because of the prepa | ration of outrages, and also because I of the revelations brought home to ' us by recent Investigations showing the vigor and extent of the pernici j --us and dangerous teachings of aliens and others who would destroy ? all government by force and create I a state of anarchy. The request of the Attorney General, who has asked for legislation, should be answered without delay. "The death penalty may not be In flicted in any case unless the Jury In the case shall recommend that it should be Imposed. "A conspiracy clause is added to cover two or more persons conspir ing to commit the acts or any of them prohibited In this section. "The whole bill is drawn along the line of punishing the use of force and violence exclusively, and is a comprehensive law to enable the Government to preserve its own ex istence, and the constitution and laws of the United States and the government of the several States. Demand for Ex-Kaiser's Extraditio nExpected Soon London. Jan. 12.?Demand for the extradition of the ex-kaiser will be made by the allies within fourteen days, the Evening Standard an nounced this afternoon, attributing; its information to an "authoritativo source." Inner circles at Paris are certain that Holland will object to surrendering the former emperor, citing cases where England refused to yield political refugees, continued the newspaper. The allies cannot set a precent of coercing small nations such as Hol land, furthermore, the blockade has lapsed which might have been used as a means of enforcing the request, the Evening Standard pointed out In addition, the newspaper said, the league of nations Is without a weapon to back up the demand. Approve Bill With Raise In Pay of Military Men - A ? per cent increase all down the line for officers and men of the army, navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard waa agreed on in a bill ordered re ported out yesterday by the House Military Affairs Committee. The bill also will include a provi sion granting travel allowance to the families of officers transferred from on? post to another. -Our < kanatos: Civilisation." Lecture tonight by L. W. Rocera, Hotel Raleigh. Petworth 's Crazy Quilt School Is Described as Inadequate and Disgrace Inder conditions detrimental to their health the children of the Pet worth section of t^ie city, or that portion of them who can obtain ad Imission to the Petworth School, are forced to dally receive their Instruc tion. It Is not a school In the sense that one would think of a school In a modern city. The "school" Is a collection of an eight-room building, four makeshift portables, an old churhc which the congregation months ago decided was unfit for adults to worship in. and an old. dilapidated house. The collection often Is referred to sarcastically as "Petwcrth University." Observations made ny a repre sentative of The Washington Herald Indicate that the children of Pet worth are attempting to absorb their education under insanitary condi tions. Inadequate washroom faelll tlea are provided; playgrounds, al though sufficient now. are not prop erly prepared for use; children are crowded Into - small, low-ceiling rooms' reached by narrow stairs which in an emergency would be dangerous. The school Is in the heart of a fast-growing section. Its territory? or rather the territory it Is suppos ed to cover?extends from Rock ?Creek Church road north to Allison street, and from the Soldiers' Home boundary?which is on a line with First street northwest ? to Four teenth street northwest. A survey of this territory shows long rows of houses going up. every one of which means a potential addition to the school population of Petworth. May Have to Be ?Bitted. Already working under a load be yond its capacity, there are fears that February promotions might CONTIM'BU UN PAGE TWO. 300 Wounded YanfcsJoin Hands In American Legion Post Here Three hundred men at Walter Reed Hospital last night former the Wal ter Reed Post, No. 21, of the Ameri can Legion, with every members in itiation fee and membership dues I paid up for one year. It was a record for the District for paid-up member ships secured at an organization meeting and the new post goes on WILSON ISSUES CALL FOR LEAGUE MEETING President Wi*on yesterday issued through the State Department the call for the first meeting of the council of the league or nations, which will be held in Paris next Friday. The text of his summons was not made public by the Slate Depart ment. Until it has been received by the various American envoys In those nation.?* which will have rep resentatives on the council, the text will not be given out here. The President in i^suin.; the cell j acted entirely in an unofficial man ner. The treaty provided that the President ftlUe lb ? call. He wlH also issue the cali for the first meet ing of the assembly of the league. but n'> provision has as eyt been made for this. The council, when It meets Frldav. will name three of the five members of the Saar Valley boundarv com mission, and will choose the first meeting place of the assembly of the league. record as one or not more than two or three consisting entirely of wounded men, and It Is believed to be the largest of these. Although each man who Joined the post last night had been wounded, it is no intention of the organisation to bar others from membership. J. Bute, a New York Yank, who lost a leg In battle, was chosen temporary commander. There were approximate ly MO at the meeting, held in the Red Cross room. Another meeting will be held Thursday to elect officers. Col. E. Lester Jones, commander of the legion in the District, and How ard Flake, adjutant for this division, addressed the meeting. The Walter Reed Post adds another unique chapter to the interesting his tory of the American Legion in Wash ington, it was here 'he first post \v.? ? formed, with Coonel Jones hav ing the honor of the first membership taken out. The first woman's post in any veterans' organisation in the his tory of tht. country with fu!l rights of men members was organised in the legion here, and the Capital claims In the American Legion the first and ony post of mar?neles; the first Army Nurse <'orps post, and the first post of oolored women, yeomen (f.). New German Plot I Loml'ut. Jan. !-.?German naval of ficiais have revealed to the Uerman 'government a plot to sink the German ; warcraft. which the Oermans are pledged to turn over to the allies In 1 reparation for the Scapa now inct Ident. n> cording to an Kxchange Tele j graph disjiatch from Merlin today, I quoting the newspaper Freiheit. Man Killed Accidentally; 5 Doomed to Pay Penalty Left to right: Thomas Kornchek, who accidentally killed Phillip Yanowl; (upper) Michael Bahri and Phillip Rotyuski, and (lower) Samuel Zaluski and Alex Martynuk, Komchek'a four companions. Toronto, Ont.. Jan. 11.?Canada !ms a law whlhc, legal authorities Insist, would abolish lynching iu the United States and cut down the number Kornchek stubbed his toe against the head of Bunk No. IS, occupied by Phillip Tanowl. and his pistol was discharged. The quarry workers were robbed 13 of crimes of violence. It woubi. they , of ,?? Tne man ,n Dunk N<> say. serve to check the "crime wave" ) wag 8tr,pped of ?,? money b.u wh?e which Is sweeping through every j he Iay moanlng; large city in the country Five men are held In the grim lit tle Jail in Peterboro. sentenced to hang January 15 under this law. They were convicted because one of them accidentally killed a man, while all were committing robbery. They are Michael Bahri. Thomas Korncheck. Phillip Rotyuski, Samuel Zaluski and Alex Martynuk. all Russians, save Bahri, who Is Aus trian. The death sentence ha? been com muted to life imprisonment for all but Bahrt and Kornchek on the plea of Barrister Essery. No pardon or parole can Intervene in the cases of the three, who will spend at least twenty years in prison, after which time the Canadian custom favors re lease. If the prisoner's record Is ? clean. Bahri led the gang In a holdup of th. employes of the Ontario Rock Company, at Havelock, seventeen miles east of Peterboro. They were all arrested the next morning at Indian River. They were astounded to learn of the killing. The Canadian criminal code pro vides that "If several persons form a common Intention to prosecute any unlawful purpose, and to assist each other therein, each of them is a party to every offense committed by any of them in the prosecution of such a common purpose, commission of which offense was, or ought to have been known, to be a probable consequence of the prosecution of such a com mon purpose." That bars the element of accident, and makes the live bungling bandits equally guilty. Canadian attorneys explain that the prevalence of lynching in the United States Is difficult for an Englishman to understand because, under British law, it would only be necessary to prove that a man was a member of a lynch moh to convict hifn of first degree murder. PARLOR "REDS" OF CAPITAL TO BESILENCED Justice Department Plans Raids Here Under Terms . Of the New Bill. POUCE HAVE NAMES Suspects Quizzed After Pal mer Explosion Furn ished Leads. A spectacular clean-up of in sidious "parlor Bolshevik?" ia on tap for Washington immediately the Sterling sedition bill become? law. Senator Sterling's drastic measure, passed by the upper cham ber last Saturday today is up for consideration in the House and speedy passage is prophesied. The local police department stands ready on the briefest notice from the Department of Justice to corral men and women, American citizens, w"ho by precept and prac tice have endeavored to set at nought the established law In the Capital but who have warily avoid ed violating the provisions of the war-time espi?nate act. Will Strike Here Plrat. Attorney General Palmer has I pleaded for authority, enabling him I and his division of investigation ?forces to get at the drawing-room i Reds*. With the authority granted him by Congress he will go forth on 'them and Washington, the heart of ?the nation, will be one of the first ?cities to be purged of their revolu j tion-lnstigating activities. ? That Washington has its full quota \ of this type of plotter, dangerous be ! cause heretofore not liable to arrest ? and free to Incite to violence, wu proved last rummer after the anar chistic attempt upon the life of the ? Attorney General. ??? Msnj ?a?s>ert?. | Within two days MaJ. Pullman'* forces had collected lengthy lists of suspecta, men and women know?, to ! be preaching the gospel of vto. it ; revolution and to be fomenting &1I sorts of trouble for the government. ?They themselves were virtually ana I sailable at that time, however, there I being bo law to cover their cavee. It I was for their possi1.;!? crnuect ?.? iwlth the nation-wide bomb-plot that 'they wer*' tabulateti and questioned. There were les? than a score of ac tual arrssjcfl and of these nearly all ?ere to the credit to the Department lof Justice and 1'nited States Secret Sei vice forces. These ?ame lists may prove of the g rea te.-1 value now, lor the talons of the Sterling bill ai-e capable of stretching even into the parlors where the "Red Ideal'* is es|K>used under cover of the Metal gathering. Will Art Inder Palmer. Maj. Raymond Pullman's lieuten ants, in his absence from Washing ton, are inclined to belittle the part Washington will play in the parlor Red round-up. They declare they do not expect to cate*, any ringlead ers here, though of followers there *are plenty upon whom they can lay their hands. They will work at the bidding of Palmer's men. Lieut. Guy Burlingame. night chief of central office detectives, probably will be given charg?- of the corral in the Capital. After the Palmer bomb explosion, June '2 last, he was given a roving commission by Major Pullman and. with the approval of the Department of Justice, visited every large Kastern city on the trail of confederai et* of the anarchist slain by his own infernal machine before the Palmer home. Former Senator Hardwick, of Georgia, appeared yesterday at a preliminary hearing of the Senate subcommittee appointed to invest? gate Bolshevik propaganda In t*h% 1'nited States and asked for his eli-" ent. I* C. ?. Martens, postponement of a hearing until his other attor ney could he consulted. Martens vfftl ann-ar tomorrow -*r Thursday. Hardwick was accompa nied by Sante ri Nu orte ? a. Martens' secretary. Miner Confesses Murder, Four Years' Puzzle to Police (By Herald Leased Wire.) Mahoney City. Pa., Jan. 12.?An thony Oransky, Scranton coal miner, aged 47, today confessed to the murder of John Cherba here April 10, 1915. clearing up the rout year old murder which baffled po lice. Cherba, father of eight children. was shot to death and robbed while on his ay home from the mines with his pay. Oransky became vio lently insane after his confession. Sensation Hinted at In Irish Police Probe London. Jan. 12. ? Sensational charges will be made when the1 House of Commons investigates the j recent dismissal without reason of' Sir Joseph Byrnes, Inspector gen eral of the Irish constabulary. The Daily Newa learns Lord French* complained just prior* to Bryne' removal that Republican sympathies were spreading among the ranks of the Irish constabulary. 12 Per Cart Intoxicatinf. in ?. Y.? Albany. N. Y.. Jan. 12.?Senator Kenneth F. Sutherland, of Broowlyn, tonight Introduced a bill amending the liquor tax to define an intoxicat ing liquor as any beverage containing more than 12 per cent alcohol. It was referred to the judiciary ooxn mtttae. Not Enough Senatori To Attend 13 Meetings Th. Senat. everrt*PlH?d IU*lf ime terday when It tried to bold thirteen committee meetings at on. time and found there w.re not enough Sena tors to go around. Aa a remit, several scheduled meeting? w.r. postponed. Including the Senate Agriculture Committee, which is working on th. Knnjron Kendrlck bills for regulating th. packers and the liv. stock Industry. BIDS $150,000; GETS LIBRARY American Wins Newgate Collection of Rare Vol umes in London. London. Jan. II. ? Georg? D. Smith's sensational and meteoric quest for precious books was wound up today when the Ameri can, outbidding the British museum, the world's greatest collector, ac quired the famous Newgate Li brary, paying ?150.(On. Mr. Smith, who has been in Eu rope for several months, acting, it is said, for Henry E. Huntington. I the New York millionaire, has | spent II.250.000 for rare volumes. many of which he is about to take I back with him to the United Stales I?the greatest collection ever car I lied thither In a single trip. He I will sail on the Carmanla tomor row hut will return in June for I the r< st. Campaign Launched to Bring K. C. Base Here A campaign vis launched at an ! enthusiastic meeting of the Po ' tomsc Council. Knights of Coluro : bus. in their headquarters. 60? E ? street northwest, last night to re move the K. of C. national head quarters from New Haven. Conn.. I to this city and also to reuse the National Capital to be selected as the scene of their next national convention. Both the Spaldir.g and Keane councils, it developed at the mei ting, will join in an attempt to accomplish these two objects. it was%nnouncid at tne meeting that Prof. Charle? H. McCarthy, of the Catholic University, bas bee? 1 engaged to give a series of we.lv : lectures beginning next Friday ? night, which are designed to give the public a fundamental loncep. ? lion of American ideale in a tight 'to eradicate Bolshevism and ladi calism. Dr. McCarthy ?ill show the undoubted advantage of the Amer ican government over the Soviet government. Favor Better Schools And Liquor for Hospital Citizens of the Piney Branch road section last night Joined the rapid!..? growing campaign to secure a better school systtm lor Washington. More teachers, and more pay for the teachers: a more comprehensive school builaing plan, and the cre ation of a separate department In the school system to handle clerical work and other busin* ss details are sii^eirstlons for Improvement in cluded in a resolution odopted by the Pine yBranch Cltlxens' Assortati.>n. at a meeting In the lows Avenue -Methodist Church. It was decided to affiliate with the Nation?] Capital School Betterment Council. The association endorsed the plan to turn over to hospitals the liquor eontlscsted by the police. 5C0 Cases of Canadian Club Found in Lumber Car (By Herald Leased Wire.) New York. J?n. IS,?A carload of lumber consigned to the "George W. Jackson Lumber Company." which arrived at Perth Amboy, N. J., last Saturday, has been found to contain between 500 and CO. cases of Canadian Club whisky. Two layers of lumber had been placed all around the whisky in such a way as to make the car appear to contain nothing bu the lumber. Jobn R Egan, deputy colector of customs at Perth Amboy. took charge of the whisky, which today was put under seal to be sent to the New York customs house. There Is no such concern as the George W. Jackson Lumber Com pany in *>erth Amboy. Murdered Man's Wife Arrested for Perjury -1 (?7 Herald Leased Wlre.l Mount Clemens. Mich.. Jan. 12.? Mrs. Brown, wife of the murdered Detroit millionaire, .whose body was found in his automobile near bere on Christmas Eve, was taken into custody late tonight, and is being held on a charge of perjury arising from statements made by her durine lnvestlgatin of the crime. Aa th. result of additional evi dence being divulged to Attorney General Grossbeck. Special Prose cutor B. Y. Nunnelly and Prosecut ing Attorney Johnson, another per son Is expected to be Inovlved In the investigation. TREATY NEARS APPROYALAS .PARLEYS GRO? -4 Whispered That Most Ira portant Conference Will Be Held Today. DREAD ELECTION ISS?1 Both Sides Admit Tha Campaign Too Important To Let Pact Enter. That tbe chances for early rmt I no tion of the Versailles treaty arc mot hopeful than at any stage of the m got lati? ? s which have trajwera ; since the failure of th* Senats) I I ratify at the last session, is the lata? word to come from both R< public? land Democratic camp?. I A prominent Administration Densi ?erst and one of the most influenti. | of the "mild r?serv?t ion 1st s" ?hs ha | been active in recent compromis? M ! gotiations stated last night to Th ? Washington Herald that ? compra? ?lee may be reached txt-.?.?, the ?? treme prou ? h of Senato ? favor?? merely "Interpretative" reu.? ?stios and those who her* t of ote h?vt | r ported the lj&l?v leservatfons I ?f.-r ? the prevent a*-?-k comes to a close Both Democrat* ; rul "mild reset | valtonists* will *ndea.ur this mort t ine to bring ?bout a conference b? twee ? L^-mocratic and Republi? ? i Senators for this afternoon or tontlh | if possible. One Senator slated M j finitely that the moet Important got j ference that has an? b?en held woui ! meet som* time today, at which hot \ Senatore I^oda*? and Hitchcock, wt i be present. Hltchcsd-h I? ?>????. .Senator Hitchcock, asked if he un derstood that ?uch a conference woui | be held today or wheth?-i he woui ! confer with the Massachusetts leader ' stated that he doubted whether tat ' conference would be held today bu expressed the ides that negotiation ? to be gotten under way this mora j iug mill bear fruit in an importan conference to be held later in th . weak, orooablx after the Democrat? caucus which metta hursday I The Washington Herald la ta ? position lo state that at lussar a* 'teen, and perhaps seventeen. Repu h licaa Senators have determined tha the traty of pace shall nut he car red into the impending President!? campaign If their efforts to secur ia compromise within their own part: 'prove of no avail. A prominent Re publican Senat*-r. whose naao? fo ob ? ioti ? Pssssaasl cannot be divulged ,ststed that in spit? of Senato ?Lodge's oft-repeated assertion tha !he ?ill not yield an inch on Artici X th. Massachusetts leader will o compelled to make some concession. to the other side on this point. Tht Republican leader went mj far as t? say that if the Hay State Senato di-cu not *nc<- the light" there an enough Senator*, on the It* publier, ?side who are determined thai th? ?treaty shall n< t b- carried into th* laorKt car^paign to force hi* hand. *er Onager In < asvpjt'g* Inane. I 'omo? rats a? ?ell na Kcpubl. ?ans appear ha si nee th?- dan*: lurk i ? li in t li - treaty an a aaaw paign Issue. The opinion prevail. (generally thai too many i*.;-r?** u , national importance claim the at ' tcntlon of the countr> at pi , to have the campa??:" '" ? too* < ? with an Issue ?? at ?ill u*n.ra 'attention from anattrrs that nei? tending to at home. Senator Hitch? <?. k last ni? h pointed out that ?tuie he is wf"? , ing to compromise, th? I ? mucre U can go much farther toward reach? ine a compromise and still adhert ; to renrrcationn that will ka of t merely oncipr? tati\ ? nstur ? . thar BWBsftaJty anticipated. The Ne braska leader expressed hm? h as feeling extremely hopeful, feel? ing that the issue may com? to i j head al a very early date. Kep<t,tH that two Derroeratic Sen? : ators had conferred aratt? Senato. l?dgc yesterday and told him thai they could 1'irnlsh tu? nam?i ol thirty Dem oc its ?ho wer- willing to agree to his reservation* with ,flierht modifications could not he connrn cd last night. Has N? ? lte_rr-i.il? m Senator Simmons. Democrat. of North Carolina, has dratted a reser vation on Article X. which Senator | 'lltchcock aa>s ia preferable to tbe Lodge resrvation. He believes ? ! might even satisfy th* Presicene | Th weakness of the reservatftoa* from th? standpoint of the Republi cans, la thct ?hile it reserves the? right of Congress to dictate the osa of the milita ry and naval force?. ? does not prohibit the league from giving orders to the I'ntted Stata? In respect to any other measure? or acts of war which this country might be directed to take against anothor nation. 4??A The eighteen Democratic Sono tors who gathered Sunday night ot Senator Owen's house endorsed the S'mmrtn* reservation, but the ~mlld*? Republicans will have nothing to do with It. In the Senate yesterday o con tro ve ray arose among the Detao crato as to h ??? much William Jen nings Bryan has had to do with stirring up the membera of tho party In the direction of compro mise. Senator King. Democrat, off Utah, emphatically der led that Mr. Bryan had anything to do with It: he said that he and other Senatore had been working on compromiso reservations long before Mr. Bryoa ?old anything on the subject. *-Osr < hassles < 1*11 anssnOn. Lecture tonight by L. W. Ro, Hotel RaJeiah.