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Todcy fair: tomorrow cloudy, probably rmln by night. DeUlW weather report on editorial page. WASHINGTON HERALD DOROTHY DIX World ? hlchut P?ld tow writer contribute* utMaa wnlf lr U TIm Wuklxtn Herald WASHINGTON. D. C, MONDAY. FEBRUARY 9. 1920. Many Organizations Plan j To Exert Every Possible j Influence on Senate. WILL ABOLISH CLOTURE Both Parties Firm and Pre diction Is General Treaty Will Go to Polls. The opening knell of the final drive for ratification of the treaty of Ver sailles with Its lca#ie of nations covenant will be sounded today when i Republican Leader Lodge moves the j suspension of the Senate rules so that treaty reservations may be taken j up for debate in the open Senate. If the Massachusetts leader suc ceeds in calling Ihe treaty up. and It j is no* admitted that there will be sufficient votes to accomplish this j purpose, he will move that It be again referred to the Foreign Kela- | lions Committee, where the cloture I rule which will still be operative ! when the treaty comes before the , Senate, will be nullified. The com- : mittee will immediately meet and re- j poit the treaty back to the Senate tree from cloture, and unlimited de- j bate will be renewed, prooably to- \ morrow. | Hitchcock Planned Tweadaj. j Since Senator Hitchcock had pre- j viously announced bis Intention^ of j mo\ ins that the treaty be called up on Tuesday. It is thought that little .(Tort will be made to block the Lodge move today. Both the Lodge and Hitchcock plan would accomplish the purpose of again bringing tfce treaty before the Senate. Ihe method em- j Moved by each differing from a par- i liamentary standpoint. j One supreme effort will be made to- , dav from outside quarters to exert j pressure on the Senate when repre- j sentatives of approximately thirty j national organiiations meet here, j Today's meeting is an outgrowth of a previous session fostered by the league to Enforce Peace. William H. Short, secretary of the j ? conference of national organizations for the ratification of the treaty, ar rived in Washington yesterday and ^ Mated thai representative* American Federation of Labor, tf?e Associated Advertising % Clubs, the ' Council of Jewish Women. Ihe Kami era" hducalional and Co-operative j I Hion. Ihe Federated Council of Churches and the National Council of Women will participate in today's conference. Lie-legates to this con ference have not yet sought an ap pointment with Senator Lodge. Mr. Sriuit stated, but will go over the. whole treaty situation and determine whether or not to seek an appoint ment with the Republican leadc;. j Say Wilson Letter Hurt. The impression prevails generally | in Senatorial circles that President; W ilson's letter has had the effect of ! making ineffectual all efforts to rati fy the treaty when it again comes before the Set.ate this week and will ! tr.row the whole question into the I'r* siderttia! campaign to be decided by the voters at the polls this au tumn. Mm LsJsc nivut> ?*pie*s] themselves as never more deter- j mined to stand by their guns in a re fusal to yield to Democratic itnpor [ t unities for a compromise which would change the meaning of the Lodge reservations. The followers of 1 senator Ixdg- are further enheart # ntd by strength gained from the i.<nks of the mild rc??rvationlsts as a result of the publication of the Vis count tlrey letter. Several of the mibl reservation Republicans have also j joined the IxhIkc forces as a result j of President Wilson's letter to his I Democratic followers in the Senate j which was read by Senator Hitch- , cock al Fatuiday's conference. The 1 Democrats in the Senate have agreed I upon no plan, are pledged to no par- j ttcular program, and a sufficient number of them is expected to join j tli*? 'irreconcilable*)" If the ensuing p . . ?f debate fail to bring about j some so.t of compromise, thus caus- j tag the .|. fe.lt of tile. treaty. Johnson lo Wnke Fight. Itcfore Hie iinal ivle on treaty rali f cat ion is culled Senator Hiram JoUnson Will again make a tight fo I tb. adoptMrti of his amendment cn equality of voting- His amendment, all. ciich defeated when the treaty ? vas tasl before ihe Sehate. received stronger support than any other! textual amendment. If the treaty is defeated a second] attempt will be made to call up the J Knox resolution declaring the war at j an end. Senator Harding, of Ohio. 1 yesterday predicted that if the Knox | resolution is again called up It will j be passed. The Knox resolution is still on the calendar, and can be j called up at any time. Hiram Johnson's Illness Regarded Less Serious Senator Hiram Johnson, of Califor nia. who has been suffering from a miid attack of influenza, was report ed at his hotel yesterday as much better. Senator Johnson was taken ill on his return from a strenuous tour of Ihe Middle West on behalf of his can ' rlidacy for the Republican nomina | tion as President. It will be, several days before he will be able to leave his bed. but his illness is not regard ed as serious. J * MISS MARY i?. FOY, Prominent Democrat of Cali fornia, who. it is said, was largely instrumental in bringing the Democratic convention to San Francisco, says 1920 will mark women's rise in politics and the conventions this sum mer will find them a power. Women To Rule In 1920 Politics, Leader Foresees SOYIET TRUTHS PROMISED BY SOCIALISTS Albany Witnesses to Give First Hand Descriptions Of Russian Canditions. f? ? Albany. N. Y.. Feb. 8.?First-hand descriptions of conditions in Soviet Russia by two witnesses lately ar rived from Moscow are promised by counsel for the Ave suspended Socialist Assemblymen as soon as the prosecution closes its case before the judiciary committee, which it is expected to do Tuesday. These witnesses, the Socialists saiy today, will show thkt T^ussia. )nst?*d \>f being: a laud of 'terror and bloodshed, as it has been Vepre sented at this hearing, really should be aided in its tight for liberty. They are also relied upon to show that England was* enabled to steal a march on American business men in establishing commercial relations with Russia by hoodwinking the Lusk committee, which has been collecting evidence of radical prop aganda in the State. It has been charged by the Socialists that certain important commercial data taken from the files of the Soviet "embassy" in New York was turned over to British agents and that by reason of the information so gained British in terests were enabled to take advan tage of commercial opportunities in Russia which it had been the pur pose of the "embassy" to lay before American business men. The Socialists* counsel say pre sentation of defense will take about two weeks. Dogs HeSp Hunters. Manchester ? Complaint has been made here that poachers are using automobiles, driving along the roads, shooting within reserves and sending: dogs for the game. SOLONS DEBATE MANY D.C. BILLS OF IMPORTANCE Senate and House Consider District Legislation for Teachers' Pay Increase. CAR MERGER DEADLOCK Talk of New Traffic Laws May Pave Way for Bill For Speeders' Court. Congress is now called upon to con sider a quantity of District legislation pending before the House and Senate. , Many of the^e bills are designed to ! remedy long-standing evils In the ad | ministration of District affairs. Important among the matters which \ will come up for consideration the t coming week is the "emergency" ap propriation bill, introduced Saturday by the Board of Education, which provides for substantial increases in the salaries of teachers and other school officials in the District. The increases asked for range from Si to jO per cent, and *re declared by advo cates of the bill to be imperative to prevent the demoralization of the Dis trict school system and the loss of the best members of the teaching profes sion, many of whom have already been attracted to other and better paid lines of work. Tracttoa Mergtr Deadlvek. The proposed measure to merge the principal traction systems of the city remains so far in a state of dead'ock in the District House Committee, where during the past week a war of; words has been waged at hearings over the method by which this merger ia to be accomplished. That a mergei must be effected in the interest of the public is* generally accepted on all sides- The proposal that has gained ; most favor so far has been to submit |the question of merger directly to ihe 'supreme Court of the L'nited States. At present it is before the District <'ourt. The difficulty has been to ar rive at a plan to which the directors and stockholders of the Washington Railway & Electric Company und th?* Capital Traction Company will accede. May Delay Retirement Bill. The . civil service retfremnnt bill, who*- authored ailv-wirtte U? Senator? Sterling, of South Dakota, was ne*r vote kjjfl w<wk when Senator Kon?erene7 arraigned the bill as an unjust burden upon the government and taxpayers, and introduced a substitute bill by which a much larger share of the re tirement funds would be raised by Civil Service employes than under the Sterling bill. As discussion of the peace treaty will be resumed today ac tion in behalf of the Civil Service em ployes may be considerably delayed. A bill introduced by Representa tive R. , Walton Moore, of Virginia, [providing for a new bridge to re ! place the old Chain Bridge, three I miles above Georgetown, is now be fore the House District Committee. (Advocates of the bill point out that ithe old structure has become dan i gerous to heavy motor traffic. Hear Trn?e Demand*. The Senate District Committee, 'during the past week, has listened j to testimony from many sources on [the necessity of framing new traffic ' regulations for the District. No bill I has yet been put forward, but the [consensus of opinion among experts land the heads of the Washington 'police Department, is that new and | stricter regulations for traffic are CONTINUED ON PAGE TWO. "Deadwood Dick " Former Terror Of Black Hills Highwaymen, Dies in Los Angeles Hospital L.os Angeles, Feb. S.?"Deadwood Dick'* has cached In. And he did not die with his boots on. Richard Bullock, known from one end of the world to the other as "Dead wood Dick." died at the Thorncroft sanitarium. Glendale. Saturday after an illness of three weeks. He was taken to the sani tarium three days ago. Stranger than fiction was the life of the quiet man of iron nerve and lion heart. Thousands of books have been written, telling of deeds of bravery in which the great hero rounded up and herded outlaws, stage robbers and other bad men. Many of the books in which Rich ard Bullock was featured were called the "One-Eye Dick Series." This was because the man-hunter and scout had lost his left eye. Richard Bullock was born in Cornwall. England. 75 to 80 years ago. He came to this country at the age of 21. He first showed up in the Black Hills when about 35 years of age. For a short time he en gaged in the mining business. While thus engaged, stages running from the Black Hills to the settlements were being robbed with such regu larity that miners almost despaired of ever setting their shipments through the lines of outlaws. Richard Bullock quit mining. He buckl?d a gun to bis side and said he was going after the road agents. Bullock was one of the famous "Homestake Mining Company's" bul lion guards. It was while thus em ployed that "Ume Johnny," one of the most daring of all road agents, was "put out of business" by Bul lock. Bullock was guarding a stagr traveling over the old Cheyenne route when "Ume Johnny" stepped lout to hold up the stage. Just as ; it turned on to Hurricane Flat. Bul lock got his man before he could move a muscle. With Bullock guarding at the Homestake Mine were two Los An geles men. Herbert B. Kaktn and W. I R. Dickinson. Bullock spent the last years of his life with them, j Mr. Bullock Is survived by a son I and a number of grandchildren who jllve in Cornwall, England. He was a member of tha Lead. S. D.. Lodge of Odd Fellows and last night Mr. Kakin telegraphed the lodge to as certain what arrangements should be made for the funeral which will ibe held tomorrow. ! 70 Shackled Sinn Feiners Bound for British Cells Queenstown. Feb. 8.?Handcuffed and accompanied by a strong mili tary squad, seventy Sinn Feiners who had been secretly removed from prison in Cork were put aboard British warships here last midnight and began a voyage to England, where they will be re-jailed. ? Airplanes hovered over the war ships as they steamed out,of Queens town Harbor. V War Court Within Germany Viewed by U. 5. Officials j As Means to Check Revolt I Apprehension of an uprising In; | Germany and an alliance with Rus sia If demands for the surrender of 800 war guilty are pressed may counsel a modification of procedure on the part of the allies, many offi cials here believe. Thin modification might take the 1 form of an order from the supreme .council of the league of nations Nosfye Denies German Army Aid to Allies ? .. j Reichswehr Will Not En force Orders for Crime Extraditions. ( Uy KARL M. VON H1KUAND. ! Berlin. Feb. "The allied demand ! fqr us to deliver to them more than KIO of our nationals is unfulttllable. It ! cannot be done." This was the categoric declaration to me today by Gustav Noske. minis ter of national defense, and as ?uch head of the German army and navy. "I have repeatedly stated." he add cd. "that no man or group of men in Germany could make a serious at tempt to undertake to carry out this demand." "Could not ordeis be given to the National Guard to carry out the ex tradition1?" 1 asked. Gonrd Wonld I>l?per?r. "The National Guard." he *aid. "will not al>ow itself to be used as the en tente's bailiff to execute such an un just demand. Many of its officers and men have fought honorably u.ider the generals whose name* appear on the extrudition list." "Would the National Guard mu tiny and abandon the government should order* be given for it to <carry out the extradition?" was my J next question. "To order the Na jtional Guard to seixo the gen^r-?ls jand oth?*r high officers." replied the idefense minister, "would at the very ' least mean the breaking up and Idispernion of the Iteichswehr (Na tional Guard>. which is the govern ment' n instrument In th?? inuifiU? naner *f law and order." Asked what he thought would happen if th'* government stoOu vat l?-n its present attitude of refusal, llcrr Noske said: "1 do nut know the intentions of the entente states man who signed their names to the extradition demand." IlionMrr %hrad. I then touched upon the question as to whether the a'liod demand has served to unify, th^ German people or brought about a contrary effect. Noske replied: "Whoever is not whollj- a Hooli gan nationally must be in agrce 'ment with all respectable people !that this extradition demand is im ' possible." ; "Should the government retire. | what would happen?" I asked. I "Only the present party constel ! lation can form a government," he 'answered. "Therefore, only the in dividuals in the cabinet could be changed, but the coalition govern jment must remain, or chaos will J follow." I Touching upon America's "hands ! off" policy toward the extradition ; demand. Herr Noske expressed grat j iflcation. He added, however: Realised Danger. "But I must make the reproach that, although the victorious deci sion was contributed by America, it really ought to exert decisive influ ence among the allies. Instead America has abandoned us to the lust of revenge of the allied Govern ments whose countries would never have gained the victory alone." "What effect," 1 asked, "will the extradition demand have, in your opinion, upon the Bolshevist ten dencies in Germany?" "The demand can never contribute to sound healthy national sentiment in Germany; what may follow de pends wholly upon the steps which the entente will take." Minister Noske left little doubt | that he personally opposed surren : dering the alleged criminals with i all the tenacity of his stubborn na ture. He said he viewed the devel opments of the next few weeks and months with the gravest concern. BERLIN WIRELESS OPENED BY PRESS Berlin. Feb. 7.? (Delayed by weather/)?American correspond ents in Berlin today had restored to them the privilege of using the direct wireless to America, as a re sult of vigorous protest by sev eral newspaper men against the application to them of paragraph 197 of the Versailles treaty. In answer to the protest which the American correspondents sent to the German foreign office and which was then placed before the naval subcommlssion headed by Admiral Charlton of the inter ajlicd control commission, the for eign office was advised today that there is no objection to restoring the wireless to the American press. THus. th* correspondents have the unique distinction of winning the first victory over A paragraph of the Vfcrsaillea treaty. that certain German "(Beers and civilian* responsible for flagrant vlolatlona or international law be tried in German courts with Inter vention 4>y the alllea if the trial* were not impartially conducted. It is pointed out that In many cases officers whose surrender ha* 1 been demanded acted under military orders, failure to obey w?h would have cost them their liven. Officials believe that the gtoup originally re sponsible for orders under which atrocities were oomraitted. together | with those German commanders | who instituted program* of "fright | fulness" on their own initiative are [the men whose surrender should be I insisted upon. ? i A partial parallel for the pro | posed plan of action is found In the orders Issued to France by England and her allies at the conclusion of the Napoleonic wars for the trial of | Napoleon's marshals. HITCHCOCK PUT IN RACE FOR ! PRESIDENT ! I ?; . , I Bryan Faction Starts Fight! By Opposing Millen lor i Committeeman. The Bryan faction of Nebraska Democrats today started a fight on Arthur J. Mullen. Democratic Na tional Committeeman from Nebraska and member of the National Exccu live Committee. ! W. H. Thompson, of Grand Inland, i announced his candidacy to succeed Mullen, who is out for re-election. Thompson is one of the staunch Bryan leaders of the State and was [chairman of the recent Bryan mcet i ing; In Ohaha when the Commoner made the opening address of his i-ampign. lie will have the support i of* the Xryan members of the party. | iU^cn is chi?f lieutenant to Urited ?>d|leK h'cnHtsi Hitcicock and will fcaV^ifce M*r. JtttehiroOl*. Itic Thompson announcement 1s re gaitled as the lirst real sign of the Democratic light in the State, with Br^an and Hitchcock aligned on op I poslte sides. Omaha. Neb., Feb. 8? Petitions ' for the nomination of United States ? Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock as the Democratic candidate for President ?are to be put in circulation through lout the State tomorrow aH the first | gun of the Hitchcock campaign. It ! is believed William Jennings Bryan I will declare himself against the j naming of Senator Hitchcock. INFLUENZA DEATHS FALL OFF TO EIGHT With a sudden falling off yes tcrday in deaths from pneumonia and influenza. District health au ?thorities last night regarded the 'situation as the most encouraging ! since the influenza epidemic broke out. Mine deaths fron\_ pneumonia j were reported and eight from in fluenza during the twenty-four 1 hours ending at 9 p. m. Deaths from pneumonia follow: i Alice E. Birtwell. 66. 123 Twelfth 'street southeast; Judson N. Moore, 167, St. Elizabeth's Hospital: Shelia j Mck. Seay. 30. Sibley Hospital; ?Mary L. Floyd. 27. Sibley Hospital; | Helen A. Amadon. 60. 613 Sixth j street southeast; Robert Scesco, 24, ! 1621 Twelfth street northwest: ! Mary A. Muac, 49. 1007 First street southwest: Sarah A. Murphy, 1. 1656 Euclid street northwest; Rich ard Ashley. 9. 1542 First street northwest. Influenza deaths follow: Helen M. H. Olsted, 70, Falkstone Courts; George H. Boiling. 40. 1129 Govern ment alley northwest; Harry H.' Sherwood. 44. 2524 Eleventh street northwest: Violet I*. McGhee, 26. Walter Reed Hospital; James E. Boyd. 39. St. Elizabeth's Hospital; Martin Deszez. 31, St. Elizabeth's Hospital; Emery D. Holden, 73, Falkstone Courts: Margaret L Dudley, 1, 833 Sixth street north east. ! Butler Thinks for G. 0. P., Says Campaign Manager By Herald Leased Wire. New York, Feb. 8.?"Mr. Butler's supporters point to the (act that at the present time he Is almost alone in do ing the thinking (or the Republican I party," said John R. Davie*, head o( the Nicholas Murray Butler Presi dential nomination committee. "His speeches (or two year* past, de livered in nearly thirty States have been devoted to analyzing and dis cussing some 0( the specific problems which con(ront the people. The press o( the country ha* largely Indorsed hi* views and suggested solutions and have given them wide publicity. This is urged as an especially strong quali fication of our candidate." t Steamer Prospero Caught 1 In Ice aat Fogo With No Chance of Rescue. FIFTY-SIX MAY PERISH Crew of Polias Still Missing Somewhere on Maine Coast. New York. Feb. 8.?Shipping ex- 1 pert* today Mid that the wu-anier Prince** Anne could be floated again Just a* soon aa part of her cargo is lightened. There are still 44 members of the crew on board the vessel but they are in no im- | mediate danger unless another j storm should blow up at sea. The Princess Anne i* resting in 1 about 13 feet of water and will | probably be floated from the Rock away sand bar. From St. John*. N. F.. come* the j report that the 111 fated steamer j Prospero i* still jammed in the ice j flelds near Fogo and no further j efTorts will be made to rescue the j o6 persons on board. The ship is being swept and slotoly poundid to pieces by a gale aided by the fl< at ing tea. Unofficial estimates of the storm damage done to this city was esti-j mated at $25.000,000, and while the j jcity is slowly recovering, yester day's thaw brought a new problem to the street cleaners as they are now facing the problem of removing I Ice instead of snow. Attempts to clear all the streets of snow were -?iven up yesterday, j and every effort is being made to clean the principal thoroughfar* s. Two'other steamers. the Kagle and Diana, have been imprisoned in that : vicinity for several weeks, j On Tuesday the .steamer Yar | mouth, with $5.00?\000 worth of whisky* on b^ard, which had ^tart^d for "Cuba and was forced ba<k by i the atorm. will leave aga'n for the \ southern isle. The fate of the t?*n members of j the crew of the Polias. who are re ported adrift along the Maine coast, is not known, and'no word hat been 'received *?> Indie^ e their .wheroa-j bouts. The ?na*t guard cutter lAcushnet has again put out in search j I for them. KING CUT FEALTY OATH FOR ADMIRALS I King George of Knglsnd American- | ized the ceremony of presentation j when he decorated Admirals Rodman j and Strauss. United States naval of ficers in charge of the dreadnaughtj division in British waters and the ! laying of the mine barrage in the | North Sea. it has become known in J connection with the Congressional In vestigation of medal award.--. The kneeling and recitation of an oath of fealty which ordinarily would mark such an affair were done away with, and the two officers merely stepped forward, received the decora tion. shook hand* with the King and retired, quite in the American fashion. Give* Y. M. C. A. 3,400 Bookt. Greenwich. Conn.. Feb. 8.?Will iam A. Nash, well-known New York banker and clubman, presented a reference library of .".400 volumes, valued at $10.00??. to the Y. M. C. A. this afternoon. Takes Grandson Of J. P. Morgan As Third Husband MRS. LAURENS HAMILTON Who recently was married to Laurens Morgan Hamilton, grandson of the late J. P? Morgan. He is her third hus band. and is but ao years of age, while she is 34. The new Mrs. Laurens Hamilton won a beauty prize several years ago in St. Louis. antisuffs oppose ACTIVITY OF W. H. HAYS Ilrraid Leased Wlr*.l New York. Feb. 7?Charging that ratification of the woraea suffrage amendment is bring nought by WU1 II. Ha.va. through his power w chairman of the Republican Na tional Committee, many membera ! of the Association Opposed to I Woman -mltmp have d. c?U'? | their wiiUdiawai of support from ' tbe RepoMtcan part>. It ?a> re i vested today at th. association^ ll?adqcarters here. Thry lira Mim Mary Gari-ett Hay. chairman of the exe [ cutive committee of the woman a '.division. for h- r oppoattion to the re-election of S-nator James Wads i worth, who oppoacs w oman suf Ifragc, | Miss Mary ?. Kiibrith. nai.-nal i president of the "antia." aaid to | day that she intends demanding of ! Mr. Hays that he cease his suf | frac activities while holding his ' present position. ; "Wo have information that Mr. ! Hays has been going into several States where the p- opl<- have al ready ? ^pressed the ? I-"* " against woman suffrage. si d Miss Kiibrith. "and has sought to bring about ratification of the am. nd I nu lit by their legislatures. Bonds Stolen in Mail. ' Madison. Wis.. Feb. S.-Pos<al au ithorities here are conducting a state wide search for WMOu Liberty bond coupons, consigned to the First National Hai.k. of Chicago. b> the i-irsi National Bank, of this city. It I is thought the coupons were stolen en route. Eltyon, Md.y Leaps Into Fame As Haven Where Dan Cupid's Victims May Be Swiftly'Spliced' Where do youthful hut determined Washington couple* hie them to be wed now that the Capital's marrying parson is a thing of the past and more drastic ordinances have put a crack in the matrimonial chimes of j Rockville? I One of the answer* in Klkton. Md., a goodly distance the other side of Baltimore, but most accessible by ' rail from that city and this. Irate and puzzled parents here are learn ing: day hy day that John and Susie have found a new place to which to elope in spite of all opposition and threats. But they have learned too late, for It takes but twelve minutes to go through the blushing and bene ficent business of having the knot tied at Elkton, according to expert account. Many staid folk of Elkton and nearby settlements are up in arms over the situation which has popular ized the town of 3,000 like an oil booin and proved about as lucrative, what with license and ministerial fees and a heavy jitney business for trans portation of the thronging couplet But It will take an act of legislature. It is said, to halt the constant matri monial mobilization and cut off the Tillage's Income of $30,000 annually derived from this source. Klkton leaped into fame as a Gretna Green In 1?1*. when the! legislature of Delaware enacted a' law rhH'kinx indi*?criminate mar rying: of couples from other States | and cutting: out a heavy traffic of j the sort In Wilmington. Rlkton has gone farther than did ever Wilmington. stori**s relate. Cupid, the Circuit Court, which grants licenses, and two clergymen unex celled at speedy tying: of the knot may well smile over the records of 4.300 licenses issued in 1918. 4.336 for 1919. and 385 for January of the present year. It is reck oned that each marriage repre sents |7.00 as a minimum deposit in Elkton coffers, or 81.00 to the court and $3.00 each to the officiat ing; clergyman and the hack driver who meets the two or more "honey moon specials" at the railway sta tion each week day. So expert, are the clerk and dep uty clerk of the county court at speedy issuance of licenses, it is related, that while a batch of blushing: near-brides wait without the courthouse in chugging taxis, the potential grooms are lined up at a bar and sworn in a group as to the truth of the statements they have made as to the names and ages of themselves and their be trothed. ? . A majority of the couples come from Pennsylvania, records dis close. with the rest divided be tween New Jersey, Delaware and the District of Columbia. i 1 ? ?* Gompers, Morrison and O'Conndl Issue State ment of Intentions. outcomT of meeting Leaders Declare They Have Appealed to Congress For Aid in Vain. The American Federation of L*bor has determined heno forth to ftfht it# battle* in the political arena. This is made plain In a statement issued yes terday. setting forth plana of th* fed* eratlon for the comin-* political palm The federation hah ?leckled lo wage an active campaign lw every Coogtw sional district In an effort to elect Repieaentative* known to be fiVrdtjr to policies udvocated ?y orssrizod la bor and to defeat <x. idida'ea autago niatic to the federation. baniucl Gompers. * rank Morrison and James oVonnell ?oiuprite tb?- ??* ecutive ?*ommilte?- selected last wee* to work out pl;it ? for U ttinj sucn assistance a* Ma> b* necosaary la furthering organiicd labor a campaign. A large general campaign committer, composed of representatives of all tn? principal organ isutions represented in the federation, haa juet been an nounced. Declaration la Adopted.. The following is the declaration. In part, aa unsnimoualy adopted by tho executive committee, after a three days' conference at headquarters here: -The inherent rights and prin ciples of our people are threatened. ?The free institutions of oar country n**r menaced. ? The ideals of democracy are in danger. "The Con?resa of United Sfti-t*jfc has failod to * ? I* has ftiled to meet Jke - ? - r It I.M rlv?n encoa *g?-i l aid aunpori to tutocrttW fc-' ary policies. It.* "?at thought has been th ? *? of labor. "Every effort to v r ?i and constructor lr ?? b?*a strangled. Kr ?> i^ietB naa out w open hostility. The Krecs have been u * P ' entrtuieg to fester ; ? vicious propaganda \x< ? . * forts of the toiler* t? ** ciae it r normal and lawful activities I the protection and promotion ??f their interests and welfare. Labur has appealed for relief in vain. "The hour has arrived when those who believe in the maintenance of democratic institutions must mar shal their forces in defense of their rights and ideals. Attack* Aoll-*cdltloa III. "It is intolerable that a people who spared no cost to make the world safe for democracy should be forced to submit to any restric tion of the glorious liberties inher ited from the founders of our na tion. "Conscious of it? responsibilities, impressed by the grave problems resulting from the gr.st *ar. the [American Federation of l^abor at its annual convention in June. 151?. adopted a reconstruction program. "On December 13. lMt. a confer ence of representatives of labor and of farmers met in Washington. D. C. j "This conference expressed "la bor's Grievances. Protests snd I>C j mands." t No favorable legislative action \ upon the recommendations contained in th.* American Federation of l-abor | Reconstruction Program, or tho** ex pressed at the December conference, haa been taken b> Cotigress. In stead many ?'ongressmen have en deavored to enact legislation provid ing for compulsory lal?or. Despite tho patriotism and sacrifice, of the mass** of labor of America during the world war. under the guw-< of ami-sedition laws the effort has been made to re press free association, free speech and free press. "Scorrtfel by l"o?i$rr-*. ndiculed and nlrreprrwntH bv n.arn mem I lier of both Houses. tl>? American ! labor movement And* * neeeeeery lo COVT1M K0 ON PAfct TWO POST^FVICEROY OFFERED IRISH PEER I London. Feb *.-There Is l.creaa jtnc evidence that a chanse ti> th. ! government of Ireland It inevitable. jThe Manchester Guardian make. th. I statement that a popular Irish peer I has been offered the appointment as 'viceroy to succeed Viscount V rench ' but has declined to acoept. Bir W ill lam Sutherland. hoaever. Is said t? have signified his wMlnenea. 10 ac cept appointment a* chief secretary to succeed Ian MacPheraon Simultaneous with th? withdrawal by labor of Its support of It. Irish .rtwram. the premier s enemies ar. taking advantage of the sltuatK.! - circulate sensational rumors Common Sens, says: "The premier Is credited With the intention of either returns jfiom o?lc< to relieve hlmalf of thick ?enlnw ecnbariassments or makln? a | world tour."