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85 LIVE IN CAPITAL
Many Washingtonians Leave
For New York to Greet
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New York, Jan.
r?Ku?d from the disabled transport
PovbaUn will be brought to 94mw
Tork tomorrow moraine by the
transport Northern Pacific. Tfcs
Powhatan's pantnger list totalled
171. The Northern Pacific will roach
Ambrooo lightship at ? o'clock In
the morn in* and will dock at t:M at
pier No. I Hoboken.
Meantime, the Powhatan, which is
being towed to Halifax by the
Canadian at earner Lady Laurier. has
sent a wireless message here urging
t that a ship with larger towing gear
than the Lady Laurier possesses be
?ent out to help her In.
Passengers of the water-logged
and sea-battered Powhatan were
taken off last night after nearly a
week in danger of lear lives in a
lerrlble storm off Halifax.
Hwcse By Search lights.
The work of rescue began at I
o'clock last night- and was com
pleted at 10 o'clock. Every person
was taken off without mishap, de
spite the darkness. Rescuers
worked with only the shifting
shafts from the searchlights of
thr*e United States destroyers for
illumin^On.
A**!possible speed is being made
Y CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO.
STEAMER, IN ICE
JAM, ASKS AID
\
The. Reading,. Caught, in
b Pack Near Annapolis.
Rescuers Forced Back.
e. - Jan. tS.?Ice-bound off
Sandy Point, below AnnapoliA and in
danger of being crushed between two
big icepacks, the British steamer
Reading, from Cardiff. Wales/* with
osrgo for Baltimore, has wirelessed
harbor officials for help.
The ice boat Latrobe. dispatched be
fore daybreak today to the assistance
of the steamer, turned back for fear
of being caught in the jam herself,
tilled her bunkers with coal to meet
any emergency, and left again late
this evening to try to break through
to release the Reading.
Three other ships are in the same
predicament below the Reading, the
Winnebago and the Salto, from New
Tork. and the Allentown. from Port
Lpbos. Mexico.
The Reading is not believed in im
metiate danger, for no further call
for aid has come through. An east
wind, which had been blowing loose
ce to the western shore of the bay,
nowever. has jammed ice high against
ier side, and it is feared that she will
jc crushed between the packs.
Not a ship left port today and none
arrived. The harbor was tied up tight
Even the big ocean-going liners would
not attempt to break through the ice. !
Annapolis. Jan. 21?Charles Jeffer
ton. of East port, is near death in the
Emergency Hospital here. He *as
*hot by his own daughter, Miss Ruth
felferson. a pretty telephone operator
? it the Naval Academy. /
According to the story which first |
aras told to the police the shooting'
vas accidental. The daughter broke j
lown today, however, and said that!
the had fired the shot to save her
nother from an attack of Jefferson.
I [He latter, at the hospital, admitted
his was the truth, police say.
Her mother was hiding In a closet..
he girl said, when Jefferson came
tome. As he sought to enter the
rtoset she fired, according to the
'tory told the police. The girl has
-tot been arrested.
rkree Burglaries Are
Reported to Police
Thieves laat night broke a win-;
low la tb? store at Ml Upshur
?traet and ransacked the place.
Bernard Hard I nr. proprietor of the
tore, said that merchandise valued
it ftt was miss Inc. The thieves took
I ft sen boxes of sum. a number of
?artona of cigarettes, and |i In
haage.
A poolroom at 1I1S First street'
ras entered by burglars last night
rho made off with aa overcoat and
?everal boxes of cigars, The theft
(as reported by Harry Dow ling.
ho said that he placad a value of
on the stole* ,
m ?? pairs of lady's awl children's
W thoea. valued at fit. were stolen I
rem a show window of the store of1
tehoolor. <34 Fnur-aad-a-hllf j
"treat southwest, he told police ofI
ha Fourth precinct yesterday.
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jPAY BOOST FOR
GOBS PASSES
? HODSE
Coast Guard Also Raised,
But Officers Left With
out Incresae.
. M
The House, by a vote of ffll to 10,
yesterday passed and sent to the
Behate a bill providing for pay in
crease? for the enlisted personnel of
the Navy and the Coast Guard. No
additional compensation is provided
for the officers of either service.
^The increases are retroactive to
January 1, 1920, and will continue
in effect until June 30, 1921. It Is
I estimated they wyi amount to ap
proximately H8.000.000 a year.
, A bonus of 1480 a year Is allowed
for commissioned warrant officers
land 1240 for warrant officers. The
I other changes are:
| Base pay for chief petty officer*
with acting appointments. $99 a
month; chief petty officers with per
manent appointments. |12S; petty
officers, first class. $S4; second class.
$72; third class, $00; seamen, first
j class. 154; second class. 948; third
class, $33.
i The base' pay for firemen is fixed
at 960. first class; second class. $34;
third class. |48. Special increases also
are provided for musicians, stewards,
cooks and other men on special ?r
more laborious duty.
A bonus equal to four months' pay
is provided for former service men
who re-enlist.
Oflleers* Pay Caases Jssale.
The failure of the bill to contain
increases for officers aroused oppo
sition and amendments to this ef
fect would have been offered but
for the fact that the bill was con
sidered under a special rule which
prevented amendments.
Although Secretary Daniels and
high naval officers testified that
many of the most valuable officers
in the service were resigning, be- J
cause of the low pay and that the j
service was in danger of becoming
demoralized, the Republican leaders
insisted that no provision be made
to meet this condition.
Favoritism to the navy was
charged against the Republicans by
Representative Caldwell. Democrat,
of New York. He declared the
Steering committee had authorised
increases for the navy but had re
fused to grant the same consid
eration to the army.
Will Fight laerease.
Representative Kitchin. of North
Carolina, former Democratic leader. I
served notice on the Jtepublicans
that if the Senate adds to the in
creases the Democrats will fight
the bill when it comes back from
conference.
arrestWire
CREW OF TRAIN
Police Say Six Men Who Op
erated Freights Stole
Goods Worth $35,000.
Baltimore. Jan. 23.?Thefts of mer
chandise valued at *35.000, In transit
on the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad,
were charged against six men
arrested here by Federal agents. The
aix men constituted the entire crew
of a freight train.
The prisoners are Edwin I* Hall,
brakeman; Walter F. Thompson, con
ductor. LeRoy Jester. brakeman; j
Frederick C. Ganse. brakeman: Clar
ence Kyle, engineer, and Salvadore
Mans, brakeman.
An entire room at the Southern :
police station Is filled with merchan
dise seised as evidence, purported to
b^ loot. It waa said practically every
train on which this crew has oper
ated has been robbed. According to
the story of police, the trains have
been halted at a point just outside
the city and then looted. The mer
chandise so obtained, it was de
clared. was sold to Baltimore mer
chaata.
D'Annunao Defies NHti
Over Latest Finnic Award
Rome. Jan. JS. ? Gabriele D'An
nunilo. according to all Informa
tion reaching here, is as firmly de
termined as ever to hold Flume
"against all Comers.- even If Pre
ssier Nlttl. on the basis of the!
lateat proposals for an Adriatic!,
settlement, should pledge the evac-' |
nation of Flume by the forces of.
the poet-warrior.
The latter. It la declared, will r,
stand pat and merely answer. ln!<
effect: "Who U goiag to
?
French Minister
Makes Daughter
Staff Member
P*ris, Jaa. m.?M. Landry. jnla
later of Marine, today announoed
the appointment of bis daughter.
Helene, to be a member of his
staff.
Madamolselle Landry la the first
woman In France to occupy such
a position. She holds the degrees
of doctor of laws and doctor of
philosophy.
German Ciphers Reveal Power
Of Wilson and Colonel House
In Parleys lotffc Bemstortf
late 1* wr M vet rraMnt WDM tt MM Hinwi ? tkc adtaa
?4 Ort. ?? ?. Mm 1 tm tm tmmtf
eMtaf tMtalbMM will k> nMriM tHMnm
*r orm. ? mm.
Ctpnlckl. IM h? IW rm Pah.
I llutai C?, the Mm TMfc WhW.
(?pedal Cable Dispate* te Tkt
WuklmlM HeeaM.)
Berlin, Jan. 3.-Count ron Barn
storfTi correspondence, while ke wu
the German Ambaasador In Wash
ington. with tha Chancellor and the
German Ministers In Berlin. bearing
os effort* to get Prealdeot Wilson to
briny about paaoe by mediation,
?howi that tha oouraa of tha Amhaa
sador was much mora oocstateat than
that of tha oflelala from whom ha
had to take order*.
Yesterday's chapter of the official
document* which I cabled to Tha
Herald credited the Chan call or. Von
Bethmann-Hollweg. with the original
suggestion that Preeldent Wlloon be
asked to Intervene. The prospect of .
historical fame waa held out uln
ward for success in the effort, and
the Chancellor and hia Ministers
seemed so eager for mediation that i
they aHMM the aaetatance of the
Pep*. If the taak ahould Mem too
?mbaeaador BtmtnS entered into
parteya la Washington which pre
pared tha way for the deetred media
tion. Than BarHn nnned to tercet
1U early prafaaatona. It daallnad ta
vttad bf tha PraaMant, although tha
aatanta nationa had dona aa; and
tha*. daaptta Ma repeated and con
fident warn In (a that America waa
likely ta' ha prorokad Into tha War by
?ubmartna ontragea, tka order waa U
aued In Baritn far a ruthlaaa aubroa
rlna warfare, thua maklnt American
entry Into the war aa aa enemy of
Qermany Inevitable.
On December 1 Count Bernatorff
wired, and the Foreign office on De
cember 16 received the following:
"Order fulfilled with Col. Houae. who
OONTtNCB) ON pa OK VtVI
Our Credit Position
Maizes Barren Soil For
South American LoansI
By JOHN HBARLBY.
"America'* interest is high and
her credits are expanded. South
America's prospects for floating im
mediate securities here are not aus
picious." In reviewing the second
Pan American financial conference
Mr. Prank Vanderlip made this state
ment to me last, evening.
However, this prominent financial
expert was enthusiastic about the
possibilities of South America's de
velopment. He is convinced that the
4 MEM BREAK
MARYLANDJAIL
? 1
Entice Keeper Into Cell,
Take Keys, Lock Him
In and Flee.
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Prisoners in the county jail at
Marlboro, Md.. overpowered their
keeper last night about 6 o'clock
and succeeded in effecting a whole
sale Jail delivery.
The men are John Coffer. George
Williams, Norman Butler and James
i
Hansen. Coffer was being held over
to the April court on a charge of
robbery on the public highway, the
others on larceny charges.
Jailer Perry had given his four
prisoners their supper and had lock- I
ed them up for the night, when Han
sen called him to the grating of the
cell door.
"Gimme another loaf of bread." he
growled.
Perry obligingly went for the
bread, and. returning, opened the
cell door to hand it to Hansen.
As he opened the door Hansen
grabbed him. dragging him into the
cell, where the other three prison- |
ers relieved him of the jail keyes. j
The cell door was then locked on i
hiin and the four escaped through |
the front door of the jail.
Shortly after their escape Perry
succeeded in attracting the atten
tion of several passers-by and
sounded the alarm. Immediately:
posses started in search of the fugi- I
tives, but it is thought that they ]
have made their way to the marshes I
near the town, where It would be |
almost impossible to trace them I
over the ice and sleet.
The search was being conducted i
late la*? night under the direction |
of Deputy Sheriff Wells. *
CLEVELAND UNIONS
TO ORGANIZE BANK
Cleveland. Jan. 23.?Cleveland labor
may withdraw its deposits, totaling
about H0.Kj0.000, from local banks and
launch a co-operative bank of tts
own. Warren 8. Stone, grand* chief
of the rBotherhood of Locomotive
Engineers, said here today,
"This MMCMt# might Just as
well work for labor," he said.
Stone declared the co-operative
bank would probably be a reality be
fore the end of ths year.
29 MURDERERS STRIKE
FOR BETTER fOOD
Osatng. N. T? Jan. 21?The twenty
nine murderers In the death house
h^re have struck for batter food, ft
wan learned today from Ma J. Lewis
Lawaa. warden of Bing Sing priion.
and the dally menu it. to b? Improve!
If the appropriation will permit, the
warden said.
%
opportunities for sound Investment
in South America are excellent. In
fact, the rub Is that "South America
^ 1 batter field for American busi
ness than the United States is for
South America's borrowing-"
Mr Vanderllp ha* had time and
occasion for observation. As chair
man of the American group com*
mittee for Argentina he was a con
spicuous figure In the conference's
program of discussion. Moreover,
to the consideration of South Amer
ica s financial problem, he brought
his detailed knowledge of the pres
ent European situation.
What Conference DM.
The conference's business sessions
closed yesterday. The delegates, who
include influential representatives
from ths twenty Latin American
countries, ars visiting Annapofc to
TJHJ! gb to Philadelphia to
morrow and will take their formal
leave of the United States next Tues
day evening. On that occasion they
will be tendered a banquet at Now
Tork by the aPn American Society of
the United States.
"The conference undoubtedly openetl
the eyes of South America to the dif
ficulties of the investment market
rONTntCSD OM PAGE ELEVEN.
Men, Escorting Body of Boy
Accidentally Killed, Injured
Raleigh. N. C.. Jan. ZJ.-Whlle ac
companying the body of Allen Swaim.
a student "who was accidentally shot
by a 1--year-old girl at Buies Creek,
to Winstoo-8alem yesterday after
noon. President J. A. Campbell, or
Buies Creek Acsdemy, and two stu
dents, 1a L. Creech, of Pine Levee,
and T. T. Jordan, of Franklinville,
N. C.. were seriously Injured In an
auto wreck five miles south ot
Raleigh.
The car In which they rode was run
into by O. S. Ferrell. father of the
girt who accidentally killed Swaim.
son of the Rev. V. M. 8waln. a Bap
tist minister of Winston-Salem.
Those injured In the auto accident
are In a critical condition in a
Raleigh hospital.
German Trade Mission
Arrives in New York
New York. Jan. 8^-Flve German
citizens landed he-re today on the
arrival of the Holland-American
steamship Noordam. The Germans
boarded the vowel at Rotterdam ana
bore special passports to visit this
country on a trade mission. H Is
their Intention, they announce, to go
on to St. Louis. They were required
to put up bond.
A baby daughter Was born to Mrs.
Peter Luyten, of San Francisco, on
the voyage. The child, technically
born on butch soil was named Carol.
Puppets Shew Court How
Trafic Violations Occur
A novel plan of demonstrating
traffic accidents and violations of the
regulations was introduced In the
District branch of the Police Court
yesterday by Officers George Scriven
an? Otto Hauschlld of the Assistant
Corporation Counsel's office. Minia
ture met^l models of automobiles,
street oars, carriage* and other ve
hicles war* employed to illustrate
on street diagrams the movements
or oars in collisions and other traffic
vMatlon*. Judge Hardlson express*
od gratification at the Innovation and
will ooatlnu* th? us* of ths marlon
TAFT ASSERTS
HISHATISNOT
"IN THE RING"
Declares He Will Make No
Effort to Be G. 0. P.
Standard Bearer.
CONSULTS HARDIN6
Hopeful of Treaty Ratifica
tion After Talk With
"Mild" Senators.
'
"I am not aa up I rant for the
Presidential Domination. I will in
"? way nomination, and the
aooaar my friends (at tha Idea out
Of their haada th'a batter." former
Prcaldant William Howard Taft told
*artliftoi Herald laat night.
A?kad If he ware aware that hie
MM' *?? again being mentioned aa
* PO**lbIa candidate, the ex-Preal
Uant, wba waa In Washington to de
liver aa addreaa before the National
Gaagraphlc Society, shaking with
laacktar. replied. "That * a very
good Joke -
Mr. Taft arrived in Washington
yesterday morning, and went tmme
dlataly to the Capitol, where he con
farrad with a number of Senators
PTMilneiit in the treaty contro
versy. The e^-President urged the
Senators whom he saw to exert
every possible effort In getting the
Veraallles treaty to a point where
It can be ratified with the least po?- '
slble further delay. 'The people of I
the country are growing restive. '
Tha delay In the Senate must cease
and tha traaty must be ratified. Com
promlse If possible, but ratify the
treaty In some form." This Is ssld to
be the purport of Mr. Taffs advice
to certain Republican Senators wtth
whom he conferred.
Coafera With Harding.
The former President ?u ctoaeied
for nearly an liour with Senator
Harding, who is In the rsce fer the '
Republican nomination. Mr. Taffs j
sympathies are known to He with
Senator Hardin? in the Presidential j
race. This la considered to be the ?
natural consequence of the fact that I
both men hall from the Buckeye'
state and have far years been closely I
associated.
Both men agree In the main on |
party policies, and both had their I
early political training' In the old
R%>ublicaa ssiiooi |
Among file,Senators with whom Mr. J
raft yesterday diacnsaed the league ]
ware Senators McC umber. McNary
and -Colt Thesr Senators are all in j
favor of compromise, and are amonc ;
lha mild reservatlonists of the Re
publican side who have recently ex
pressed their impatieace at the fail
ure of Ihe past week's bipartisan
oonTerences to itroduoe any material
gains In the direction of a compro
mise that would lead to early treaty
ratification.
Favors .Anti-Strike Clan,.
Mr. Taft saw the Senatora in!
Senator Harding's private ofllce in ?'
the Capitol. He also discussed cer-j
tain features of the railroad bill :
with Senators Cummins and K<-|-l
logg. He expressed himself yes-1
terday as extremely interested in
the pending railroad legislation,
declaring that the Esch bill I. un
sound and heartily endorsing the
Cummins measure. Mr. Taft is a
strong supporter of the anti-strike
provision In the Cummins measure
Mr Taft lunched at the Capitol
and later In the afternoon delivered
an addreaa entitled. "Labor. Capital I
and the Soviet." before the Nation-1
al Geographic Society. He deliv
ered the same address before the
society last night. Today he will,
>rrnt mt the Pr?<dent's in
co"f'ren<:?. but expecta to'
depart for New Haven at 11 o'clock.
During his short stay in the'
Capita'. Mr. Taft has stopped all
^i?oTV0.ftreert. '
Wuhtalto!!* u h'^W?uld ""'n v'ait1
rrZ inV . k r T*ft w,th * broad
fsi u ch*ractcrlatic ahrug of
the shoulders, replied. "I haven't I
moon?'0 th*n the m" ln
Speaking of WlHtam J. Bryan Mr !
Taft lauded the efforts of the Com- i
rThe'0 ,br"!* 'b?,U ?
Neb?^kJ ?,. V" 9ec?nded the
Nebraakan a belief that the treaty I
com! y, H*. m*<S* *n In the
coming Presidential campaign.
Havefwl of hlilaiu,.
nolo/. ?Ty"n *nd my"*lf h?*e many I
'^ h. .kC?mm0n'" ?"ld Mr Tart.
. token w* differ on
mn?r"LZm?Lthln"' Frequently he
nn"purpoM ?? i
SSa 11._^Td alon" eot'rely dif
* *r??tly admire the
^.?"ktag on the league and
??Ti. ?^,ra,that prompt ratlfica-1
I A '"Peratlve. I have Juat re
tumtd froai Michigan and Western
Pennsylvania, and I feel sure that tbe 1
?.? 5P? hw,r,ll>' lr> favor of the1
T ?' tV tr**,>' the!
' *ouM have been for the1
S?l"Ltr?ty.?? brou"ht back from!
Part. ky Pmtaem Wliaon. I would I
aupport the treaty with the Lodje
reservations rather than aee no treaty i
??t: I think It wfll^e poe?
s'ble to brl-vg ,bout an early compro
mlae. Good work I. beins done. *pd
I am cheered sfter talking: with a!
number of Senators v;ho have been
mcs? zealous In their efforts to har-1
monlxe the differences between the
two extreme treaty groups."
?'? Taf,? "presses himself freely
?n the political situation. He says
?at In his opinion while General
<* ond is rt ore^nt ln the lead, this I
It no accurate teat of the General's
real strength. The former Presi- '
lent him no hesitant?v 'n 6Tprr>vinr I
his conviction that Senators Jol-n-i
F*m and Poindexter and any others
arho wage their campaign with "no
Lreaty" a. their keynote are d< orre I
J? certain defeat. He has no doubt
he saya. aa to the victory of the' ?
W?? publicans at the polls ln Novetn-i
"*? I
STAND-PATTERS WARN
LODGE TO HOLD FIRM;
LEAGUE LACKS LEADER
Venizdos, of Greece, Ex
i pected to Succeed Wilson
As Dominant Figure.
ENROLL GERMANY SOON
i i- '
Sweden and Denmark Ap
ply for Membership, as Do
Argentine and Chile.
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London. Jan .2*.-Germany may be
admitted to the League of Nation*
within a comparatively short time,
and be given a seat in the council ,
if the sentiment developing in Brit- (
ish circles is reflected by other
powers.
In this connection it was pointed
out that the only vacancy on the
council is thst Intended for the United
Statas. Furthermore, according to
the best opinion obtainable 'at the
League secretariat here. Premier
Vaniselea of Orece may succeed Pres
ident Wilson as the dominent spirit
of the League iq the future.
The League covenant provides that
any self-governing nation 'not named
in the annex may become a member
of the League, if its admission is
agreed to by two-thirds of the as
sembly. provided that it shall give
effective guarantees of its sincere
intention to observe its international
obligations, and shall accept such
regulations as may be prescribed by
the League in regard to lt? military,
naval and air forces and arma
ments." This was aimed at the 1
enemy powers, since the annex names
the original members and a group
of neutrals.
j The opinion was expressed today
I that It would be a "miracle" if the
| United States joined the league be
| then, either Wilson or William How
1 ard Taft inevitably will become the
j international leader.' according to
I general belief here. It was pointed
I out that the secretary general. Sir
| Eric Drummond. Is British, which
makes it unlikely that this coun
I try should also i cquire the leader
; ship.
The league council, meeting here
I within a short time, will take up
several import**! questions before
! calling the assembly. It has been
learned that Sweden and Denmark
have applied for membership. w-|
, turning their parliaments will ap
prove. Argentina. Chile and Para- .
I guay also will be admitted at the,
i first assembly meeting If they have j
qualified.
I Some question has srisen regard
ing the validity of Greece's mem
bership. since that country's failure I
to ratify the treaty places it In the |
same popsition as the United States.
I In this event Venixelos obviously
' would be omitted from considers- j
' tion for leadership, leaving the field j
open to Leon Bourgeois. France;
Lord Cecil and Lord Reading. Great!
Britain, and Paul Hymans. Belgium
It would also create a vacancy on
the council, since Greece was named .
as one of the original members.
China's *twimm QswtUiH.
The status of China also has ,
been questioned. It has not been
determined whether ratification of
the Austrian treaty, which does not
contain the Shantung settlement, is
sufficient qualification for member
ship.
| The roost difficult problem con
fronting the league is disposition1
of the Russisn question. Second
in importance. It is believed, is the
question of Constantinople, while
the third big problem is the eco
nomic situation. It is admitted the
' last cannot be solved unless the
I United State* co-operates.
Drummond said he had not ac-1
I cepted the resignation of Raymond
j Fosdick. American, as under secre
tary general, slpce his appointment
! was never conrmed. and therefore,
never existed.
Fears Influenza in N. Y.
Soon Will Be Epidemic
(By Hera 14 W" )
1 New York. Jan. 23. ? fluenia
rapidly Is approaching thei pidemic
stage in New York, accord i\r to Dr.
1 Royal S. Copland, health Vommls
isloner. who expressed belief tonight
t that the increase of WO -?ew cases
'reported today probably did not ful
ly reflect the actual increase, due to
the neglect of some physicians to
I render prompt reports.
The health department's report of
I the present Influensa and pneumonia
situation shows:
' January 23?Influensa. totsl num
ber of cases 1.SSS: deatha. 23; pneu
monia. total number of cases. 406;
deaths, 79.
January 1 to date?Influensa. to
tal number of cases. 3,096; deaths.
106; pneumonia, total number of
j cases, 3,336; deaths, 941.
1 Fire Duu|m CmI Track*.
! Fire In a truck belonging to the
Allegheny oal Company, operated by
William Carther. yesterday caused
.damage to the track estimated at
|1??. The truck was aear Cham
plain street and Kalarwna road
Iwhea the firs occurred.
Despite Dutch
i 1
The Hague, Jan. ? The
Dutch reply to the allied note
demanding the extradition of
the former Kaiser it a courte
ous hut flat denial, it was
learned here today.
London. Jan. 2J.?Holland's refusal
to permit extradition of the former
Kaiser will not be acceptable to the
allies, It was learned today from
sources close to Lord Birkenhead, lord |
chancellor, and Sir Gordon He wart, I
attorney general.
Seereey !? Prevail.
The refusal probably will be fol-1
lowed by a long scries of secret legal j
arguments.
It is intimated that legal represen
tatives of the allies are prepared to
answer Holland's principal objections,
which are said to be:
Kirst?The fact that America is not
a party to the request.
Second?The rights of political
refugees.
Third?Holland'* unamenability to
the treaty provisions because she was
not a party to the treaty.
Fourth?The rights of a neutral na
! tion.
Inasmuch a* the arguments that
have been advanced by the allies to
Holland are identical with the evi
dence that will be presented at the
trial, if it is held, it is im:>ossible to
| make them public.
MLear?e of Ho??r" to Defend.
Such a trial would give the en- '
tente an opportunity {o divulge of
ficially the incriminating evidence '
which it has taken months to col
lect. If this occurs, it is believed
the former Kaiser would undoubt
edly be defended by representatives
of the German league of Honor, a
society for the defense of the for- i
nor Kaiser, which has been recog
nised by the German government.
Based on the precedents estab
lished by British law the consensus
of opinion here seemed to be that
the expected negotiations will re
sult favorably as to Holland's at
titude ard that tbt K*?*er will be
delivered to the allies only by vol- 1
1 untary surender. the possibility of1
j which is believed to be remote.
SEDITION BILL !
DEATH KNELL N!
I IS DUE TODAY
Democrats Urge Palmer to
Keep His Date With
Committee.
J The drsstic anti-sedition bill now j
pending before Congress is in a fair i
! way for final repose in the legislative
graveyard.
The nation-wide upheaval against '
enactment of the legislation, which
has found expression in virtually all
of the newspapers of the country, in j
a veritable flood of telegram.-? and let- I
ters to the House leaders and through
spokesmen before the House Rules
Committee, spread to the floor of the ,
House yesterday.
Vigorous speeches against the I
I measure by Representative Browne, j
Republican, of Wisconsin, and Rep
resentative Hudleston, Democrat, of
I Alabama, were greeted with enthu
siastic applause. Representative Hus
ted. Republican, of New York, de
I fended the bill.
The determined opposition, coupled
iwith Attorney General Palmer's un-'
| expected withdrawal of support.
! which was interpreted as an effort
? to shift the responsibility for an un
' popular measure, has served to In
ject politics i.*to tho consideration
i of the legislation.
Claw Hearing* Today.
| The hearings will he c'.osed toduy
jand the death warrant is expected j
to issue shortly thereafter
"The committee certainly will not
rush to get this legislation up for
passage in the House," Mr. Camp
CONT!KITED ON PAGB TWO.
Senate Committee Votes
To Keep Camp Eostis
| The Senate Military Affaira Com- j
, mittee yesterdsy voted to retain
i Camp Eustis, Va.. until June 90. 1921. {
j Its sale should be withheld until that I
l date, the committe decided.
Sock Buk
(Br Hera 14 Ln?4 Win.)
Independence. Kan*.. Jan. 3.?
I County authorltlea today are aearrh
: in( for bandit* who dug their way
' through a brick wall to the deposit
vault of the Havana Stale Bank, at
Havana, near hare, ehortly after
midnight laat night and eaoaped with
aeveral thouaand dollar* worth of
Liberty bond. The bank> aafe, ortl
elaJa say, waa not rooletted
Republicans in Stormy Ses
sion Insist Reservations
Must Pass Intact.
LEADER HAD WAVERED
"Irreducible Minimum of
Protection Demand of
Hiram Johnson.
Threat* br Republican Senators ??
bolt UM leadership of Senator
... Vi.u hv the narrow margin af
by the narrow
| two votea. brought to an
ing yesterday all talk ?f
mlae of the Lodge reservation to
the treaty.
I At a stormy gathering of the Irreo
oocilable opponent? of the treaty
In Senator Hiram Johnson ? office.
Senator Lodge ?ai notified that If
he convented to the slightest change
In the reset-rations his leadership
would be in danger.
Doom Irtllewest.
Senator Lodge was aUo Informed
at this meeting that at least B,
Senators would rote against ratlB
eation If the Ix>d*e reservations are
changed.
This notification by the liiooondl
sbles not only eerved to ring down
the curtain on the negotiations whicii
Senator Lodge has be?n conducthig
with Democratic Senators looking to
ward a compromise, but made It ap
parent that the only possible way
the treaty can be re tilled Is by the
acceptance of the L4>dge i eaenratlons
by s sufficient number of Dtttocnu
to make M votes.
This would mean that at least 9
Democratic Senators must refuse to
follow the Instructions of President
Wilson and support the L?dg*
reservation* thereby transferring to
the President alone the responsibility
for continuing or ending the agisting
status of war with Germany.
Mum. ?hM Beit.
The action of the opponents of the
treaty in serving this notice upon
Senator I^odice against permitting
any compromise was coincident with
the coming to |he Capitol of Klihu
' Root and former President IWt both
of whom came to urge compromise
' and 'ratification
Behind closed doors thp aixunenli,
j of the ma?y oewowents "aid be
1 fore Senator Lodge for m?we than
three hours One of the Senetors pres
I ent said they had a "rough" time.
Senator Sherman, of Illinois. *'as one
j of the most outspoken of those who
"laid down the law" In the matter of
i compromise. Senators Borah and
Johnson contributed their bit to the
discussion, as did Senator* Knox and
McCormick.
Senator Sherman declared he would
bolt the party completely if the con
vention at Chicago did leas than en
dorse the Lodge reservations.
The meeting was frequently inter
rupted by calls for a quorum in the
Senate, where business was practically
i set aside because of the lack of Sen
ators to make up the requisite num
ber on roll calls. Once or twiceae
sistants of the sergeant-at-anno broke
1 into the conference to take enough
! Senators away to make up a quorum.
But they all came back as soon as
they answered to their names, and the
I conference was continued until long
after the Senate adjourned.
Battle to Conttnne.
| Senator Lodge said the bipartisan
! gathering would be returned today
Senator Hitchcock, the Democratic
leader, went home after announcing
that Che outlook for a compromise
appeared "less hopeful."
When Senator 1-odge emerged from
his talk with the Ireconcilablea. no
had this to say:
"We've been consulting ?om?
gentlemen wtio don't want the
reservations change^ "
Senator Johnson, who got tne
Senators together and took snsctlve
part In the discussion, made lbs fol
I lowing statement: .
? After months of deliberation and
debate, the Senate agreed to cer
tain reservations, which of I hem solve"
1 represent a compromise. It Isad
mltted by everybody these renerva
tlona. called the Lodge reoenratlo.*
were the very least that should^ b?
done for the protection of Amerios.
In the language of Sector
they constitute the irreducible mini
mum.' Personally. I am
see how there can be any compro
mise on the least possible proUo
tion to America or uiKm reservatioM
I which are the irreducible m nimum
; in safeguarding American Institu
tions." '
SEES NEW YORK AGAIN
AFTER FORTY YEARS
- ?
Now York. Jan. a.-Charles Belling.
42 an American returned to his na
tive land on the steamship Stock
holm today for the first time since
he left It a few days after his birth.
He marvelled *t everything Je saw.
I from the Statue of Liberty down the
bay and the Woatworth Building on
| Broadway, to the saloons wIC. "tn
lot" Signs plastered in their wln
1 dows
Thomas Belling, well known as a
circus man here half a century ago.
took his son Charles with him to
Europe forty-two yoars ago. When
Old enough Charles also became a
emits man and practically all his
I lifo, has ben shewing In rlnga
throughout Europe and the far Bast.
t* farti. oa f?.
Pittsburg. Jan. M.?JTwo pel sons
were Injured today in a four-alarm
Ore which started In warehouse *?.
It. of the Atlantic Refining Com
I panv. in which thousands of barrels
I of lubricating oil were stored T*e
1 loss was estimated at $t##.Wi<i t!*l
evening, when the nil was
burnlhg.

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