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NEWS IF YOU WANT TO KNOW SOME THINGS YOU DO NOT KNOW READ HASKIN. FEATURES ON PAGE 7 ARE PROVING ATTRACTIVE TO EVERYBODY. VOLUME XXXI. No. 178. CHATTANOOGA, TENN., WEDNESDAY EVENING. MAY 51, 1919. THREE CENTS. i ;00 LATE FOR GERMANY TO DEMY AGGRESSION Clemenceau Also Says Foe Can't Escape War ' :"J 01 i Tiger of Trance Replies to Arguments Set Forth by ; Brockdorff-Rantzau, Head of German' Dele f gation, as to Reparation. Paris, May 21.' (A. P.) It is too late io Germany to seek lo deny both the aggression in the war and her responsibility for .1. This declaration is made by Premier Clemenceau as president of the peace conference, in replying to the German note on re parations, the text of which, with the reply, was made public last night. 1 ; ' ' - . ' - 'The argument put forth by Cotant ron Brockdorft'-Rantzau was that Germany did not start a waf of aggression, that the German people were convinced they fought a defensive war, and lliafe the present German government cannot be held responsible for 'faults" of- the former German government. ( Premier Gtfemenceau takes up the points made by the Ger man . delegation and declares the German government last No v tuber made no protest against thecharge in a note of Secretary rising that Germany was the aggressor. The president of the t inference points out, further that Germany -made the French Vernment of 1871 .and the Russian government of 1917. respon se for the acts of the imperial regimes in France and Russia. FATE UNKNOWN. J Like Gustave Hamel, another jpioneer flier, the fate of Harry . Hawker and Commander Mackenzie Grieve, who fell . somewhere in the Atlantic while attempting to fly to Ireland, . probably will never be known. Hamel In 1918 tried i to fly. across the English channel, a 'Teat, now performed every day. He was never heard from, after "he started. V , 7ILS0N TO MAKE 0 CONCESSIONS jg Five Consider Recom- mendations for Certain I Changes in Treaty. :0 THAT "HUN MAY SIGN Seraans Wffl : Have Reply Ready Thursday if Allies ' f Refuse More Time. (By John Edvin Ncvn.) . .. Paris, May 21. U. N. S.I Prest, int Wilson. Lloyd George and mm- ' - .. ,).. . mrt this moi'ltnx nk considered recommendations for e'rtaln changes In the peace treaty. Which will make it more acceptable O the German government, s'fhe recommendations were made y tJie French economic experts r-d vere submitted by Premier Clemen eau. They had to do with the de mands for reparation made by tne illies and objected to by the Gcr- hians. ine mouuitiiuuna Mgned to make It easier for Germany o meet the conauions-reBauimt, lemiiitics imposed by too allies. These sujrKcfltions for changes ' '.. i, were made following receipt ul - from secret sources in.ii , hances ces tnat tne rre n v, ...... nment would aiK ...I the treaty i be greatly increased if o- trover VAllM aln modifications were made. It 1 -xpeeted that the recommendations I vlH be adopted. 4 t rinisning ibuuhbi. The Germans are completing the inching touches on their final notes n anticipation of a poaslble ad -erse e.ply from the allies to their request oi mo-e time a d will nave them n readiness tomorrow. Their arguments rest largely upon tie: economic sections of the trrity v-hlch the French experts propose to i mend. If the allies decline to grant any xtension of time, the big five will esrin considering the German coun- er.proyosals immediately and may iv their reply Saturday or Monday. rh issue will then be Joined and ha Germans will have to decide rhether to sign the peace treaty or anew hostilities. Elaborate preparations for an alr ight economic blockade or Germany, ii the event she refuses to sign, have i0w been completed. Not a single onsigmnent - of provisions will be 'ermitted to enter while tne allied irmles advance and occupy various itrateglc centers. However, officials ir confident that the minor conccs- I ons to be made Germany will be etzed by the German government s a pretext for Bignlng. Wilson's Attitude ' Unchanged, following the conference of the president with other members of the Kmerican peabe delegation at the Ho- ei brinon, late yesterday, it was earned that President Wilson's at- itude tegarding Germany is un hanged. The president, aiong with h other American envoys, feels hat Germany will sign. He it not onsidering any concessions whatso ever. It is now understood that Presi- lent Wilson will remain in France intil both the German and the Aus rian treaties are signed. The president has drafted a reply a the Irish-American request re arding passports for Prof. De Va- "ra, president of the Sinn Fein or- anization, and this has neen given v Secretary Lansing for presentation vhieh will probably be made tomor ow. REGARDS IT UNFORTUNATE ! Prohibition Leader Says Recammenda : tion Does Not Represent Wishes ; of People. Indianapolis, Ind., May 21. "Presi l ent M'llson's recommendation for the i epeal of so much of the wartime pro j ibition act as applies to beer and i ines is most unfortunate." .7. Frank I'fanly, former governor of Indiana, who as a candidate for president of the nited States on the prohibition tleket 1'IIfi. declared todsv In pneakitiK' of she message the president sent to the tra session of congress now in see- on. "It does not represent the best of the -iintry or the wishes of the American ople," Mr. Hanly addeiT. He asserted lit repeal of an section of the mm - would make difficult enforcement of ' national prohibition act snd pre ted that the present congress would ' repeal any section of the act. Responsibility. "' NC-4 WILL NOT HOP OFF TODAY Ponta Delgada-Li$bon Flight . . Delayed Engine ; Not Functioning Properly." : NO HOPE FOR .HAWKER Safety of NO-3 an Encourage ment, but Odds Against British Birdman. Washington, May 21. The NC-4 will be unable to hop off from Ponta Delgada for the coast of Portugal today. The navy department at 7:23 to day received a message from Admiral Jackson stating that one of the en gines of the plane,, which -had been expected to start the fourth kg of Its ransatlantic flight today, was' not functioning properly. The necessary adjustment would keep Commander Read at Ponta' Delgada throughout tne day, it was stated.,. . i , RehliiMinn M r V,i " 4 Stv Johns, N. f; May 21. The kel etan of Frederick R. Raynham's Mar tiuside plane, a thing of frail appear ance, stripped of Its covering pt linen and veneer, was set up, in a repair shop today to be reassembled. Cant. C.W. F Morgan indicated he would not fly with Raynham in- the attempt to win fame for which the machine is being rebuilt. He said when he re. covered froip his injuries he would make an effort to obtain a new plane and start an independent flight for me uriusn isles. Postponement Imperative. London, May 21 (A. P.)The American .navy seaplane NC-4 will not start for Lisbon from Ponta Del- KH(ia T.ooav. nnnni-fllnp- tn m m n.d - ro VV W hv ZZZZZ ' .-. naval authorities, yi'he engine of the Bf.a(nne is to -k Ratisfac: ,,. m , R po,tponemcnt 0, th flight imperative. Only Cockleshell Emergency Boat. ' St. Johns. N. F., May 2f. Hope for the safety of Harry G. Haw ker and Commander Mackenzie Grieve, mining since they set out eastward through the air on Sun day in their Sopwith biplane for Ireland, was virtually abandoned today by the British fliers pre paring here to take wing in their search. News of the safety of the , NC-3 after being so long on the water had been a source of en couragement, but it is recognized that the Hawker-Grieve machine carried only a cockle shell emer gency beat as compared with the stout hull of the American naval plane. Undaunted by Misadventure. t'ndauntcd by the Sopwith's dis appearance, members of the other cross-bceah expeditions today con tinued to mature their plans for flights with the next full moon, three weeks hence. From Harbor Grace came word that the Handley-Page super bomber would be in the sir within ten days, instead of a fortnight, as the assembling of this machine is being expedited. Capt. Alcott, of the Anglo-Amerl- can team which will attempt a flight m a Vimv bomber, expects the latter machine to reach here tomorrow or Friday. M'hile here he will use. a his base the Mount Pearl plateau airdrome, vacated by Hawker. Fly ing light to Harhor Grace, he will there take on a full load of 865 gal Ions of gasoline before "hopping off." His plane will have a range of 2,440 miles. Capt. Alcott said today he would carry . as life-saving equipment only an inflatable vest, as he consid ered other contrivances of such doubt ful value that he. would not burden his machine with .them. . Collapsed Soon After Starting. St. Johns, May 20. Regarding the fate of Hawner and Grieve, some of the airmen here believe the Sopwith collapsed within a short time after leaving St. Johns and that the wire less failed. The opinion Is gaining ground that field ice and icebergs extending for 100 miles off the coast may have affected the work of the engines through the intense cold con gealing th oil. The American air men who flew to Trepassey from Rockaway, N. T., found this condi tion caused them serious inconven ience, disturbing all their engines, some of which virtually burned out from this cause, according to officers aboard the United States supply ship Frairie. Up by Dawn. "Timing Up'' Motors Ponta Del Gada, May 21. (A.P.) Engine trouble caused the postpone ment of the flight of the NU-4 from Ponta Del Gr.da to Lisbon, which it had been planned to start at day- j b k todaV- rhe crew boarded the plane two hours before sunrise to tune un the motors. After making three unsuccessful attempts to take off with one engine functioning Im properly. Lieut-Commander A. C. Read decided it was. too late to rem- J edy the trouble this morning: in order to take off in time ta make the flight DETERMINED NOT TO SIGN TREATY Ranfcau Satisfied Schetde mann Cabinet Indorses His Position. DATE AGAIN ' POSTPONED f Allies May GivajBerman Pro posals Consideration Par tition of Turkey piscussed. (By Telegraph From th. ifev Tork World, copyrighted.) Paris, May 21. Count Von Brock dorff-Rantzau , returned ' from . Spa quietly but determined not to sign the allies' terms in their present form His talk with Flnano-M!nister Dernburg at Spa evide atisfled him that tho Scheldej J cabinet heartily Indorses the , he has taken. "To accept the cor c is the al lies, have formulated i" , commit a national harikarl," j" .'marked to the members of hJ .-;? arage in the hearing of one. of J- tllied laiaaon officers. The general lmprwJon which one gathers about the German hadquar- ters today is that the German dele gation has banished all uoubts and is committed to a definite, all be it possibly, disastrous course of action. French officials admit that the date for the signature ot the peace treaty is again receding, count Von Brockdorff-Rantzau, they say, brought back voluminous counter proposals' to the treaty which will be delivered Thursday, it Is antici pated that the tallies may consider it necessary to give these proposals from eight days to three weeks con sideration. 'When the allies deliver their answer the Germans will be directed tol slgp the treaty forth with. If they refuse, it will mean that the armistice is at an end. It is impossible, therefore, to set the act aaie tor the signature. The partition of the 1-nrvtnh m Pire, mainly to satisfy Itaio-Greek ambitions, is being reconsidered again by the Big Four. The French iy iney win lose by any partition, as their important and widespread interests throughout- Asia Minor Hunt suuer. Secretary of State Lansing haa icociilcu me- letter or the Irish American delegates to Presidnt Wil son, "on th grounds of high policy'" V . j""c"y nnown, Messrs. Mi v.mei r. Kjan, Edward F. Dunno and Frank P. fl'alsh aakeri Mn l o sing to use his good offices to procure from the British government safe conduct from Dublin to Paris and back for "the elected representatives of the people of Ireland," so thev may present the. claims or Ireland for "international recognition as a republic." --,. . S. i'JI ON LODGE'S COMMITTEE wrg4mztlon Complete Progresses ,,- , . Represented. JvV:,?i? '.,?'Rto,n' A1,av --Organization of .v..,, tnui-r uoage's committee Oil COnilll tfroo " """iiiiiee Mean member,; of the sUnXJ 7eZt committees, waa completed today wit). ........ n., , appointment as a member. it). Senator McNarv. of ,! ".' B w,u represent the progres The committee today discussed the ...iT, 1 uemoora,ti! leaders tnat the rr.iiiibl c ii ittu n. iv r i.. .v.;i, i , . itiil'uriHlil. roin- mittees be reduced to two Instead of three, hlle withholding f jdK-lii'-nt, tire repuhlieaus are understood to . .. leniHiive.iy lo tins re duction for thai appropriations rommit tee. but declined to cut down the three majority on the foieiRn relations. Inter state commerce, finance and privilcKos and elections committees. OFF FOR NEW ORLEANS Handley-Page Plane on Trip From Montgomery. Montgomery, Ala., M 21. The big Handley-Page airplane, under command of Capt. Dunning, and carrying four officers and six enlisted men, left avia tion repair depot here at 10:05 this morning for New Orleans on its wav to Ellington Held, Houston. Tex. The ma chine has been here several weeks un dergoing repairs. MANY PLANS CHANGED Pershing Abandons Projected Visit to England. Paris, May 21. ( Havas.) In addition to the abandonment of the projected trip to England of Gen. Pershing the American commandcr-ln-ehief. several of the higher American officers and cer tain members of the American peace mission, according to reports, have given up the idea of a return to Amer ica in the near future. BANDITS ROB BANK Throw Cashier In Coal Bin and Get Away With 10,000. Chicago. May 21. Five bandits today bons, in Cicero, a suburb, .threw Charles Baker, the cashier, in a coal bin, and looted the bank of J10.000 They escaped ill an automobile. 1,000 REACH ATLANTA Lieut. Blanton, of Selma, Among Those Returlng With Eighty. second. Atlanta, Ga., May 21. Over 1,000 re turning' soldiers of the Eighty-second division, of which about 800 were of the 325th regiment, arrived late last night at Camp Gordon. Among them were Lieut. C. Blanton. of Selma. Ala., and many otheiv Alabamans' and Geor gians. ONLY TWO DEFINITE BIDS For Construction of Two Naval Dread, noughts. Mshington, May 21. Only two defi nite bids were received by the navy de partment today for the construction of the remaining two of the ten super dreadnoughts authorized by congress in 1916. ' The Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock company offered to build one in forty-five months for S21.900.0UO. and the Bethlehem Shipbuilding cor poration one in forty months for J22, 2,280,000. to Lisbon in daylight hours. Thousands of persons who crowded the decks of ships In the harbor and vantage points on the water front, were disappointed at the failure to start today. Commqnder Read is confident the engine trouble is not important and that it will be rem edied in time to begin the flight to Lisbon at daybreak tomoirow. weather permitting. Crowds of souvenir hunters who tried to get pieces of the NC-3, the flagship of the fight, which is moored In the harbor lure. m.-id it necef.orv today for the naval authorities to is sue orders that the ship be guarded day and night. COOLER HEADED GERMANS FAVOR SIGNING TREATY Chief Division Among Teutons Is Over Provis ion for Surrender of the Former Emperor. Rantzau Opposes Delivery of William HohenzollerntoCourtofJust.ee. Berlin, May 21. (Exclusive Cable i lo I. N. S. From Indon Pally Kx-i to press.) Some of the cooler-headed members of the German cabinet now favor signing the peace treaty If slight concessions are made. The majority of the cabinet, backed by the national assembly, is opposed to signing. Tho chief division la over the clause providing for the, surrender of the former kaiser. Count Von Hrock-dorff-Rantzau. head of the German delegation, opposes the kaiser's sur render. , President Ebcrt and Premter Scheldemann are possibly willing; to eliminate the ex-emperor, thus re moving him as a possible monarchi cal competitor. ' Germany Suggests a Committee. Amsterdam, May 21. Germany, in Resume of Peace Situation German Cabinet Declares Refusal of Terms . (By the Associated Press.) The definite statement that Germany will not sign the peace terms as thev were presented to her plenipotentiaries at Versailles was made by the German cabinet through the Associated Press. Statements along a .ome. whut similar line by President Ebert, Premier Schlcdemann and other Ger mans in high places have preceded this one. Meanwhile, Luropean dis patches show Germany's representatives are still endeavoring to secure modifications of these terms. Thus another note was sent yesterday by the German peace mission at Versailles to the secretariat of the peace con ference. This haa been forwarded to the allies by the Germans since they received the peace terms. The contents of the note are not as yet known. The fifteen-dav time limit for the Germans to make known their stand poinTelpfiireseThurySd.y. 'up 'yesterday at least the prevalent opln on n Paris seemed to be that, notwithstanding all their protests, the Germans ultimately would sign the treaty. : , .... ,.ih Premier Orlando, of Italy, has gone to Rome for a conference with members ot his cabinet on "certain interior and foreign questions, accord ing to a Paris dispatch. It seems probable, therefore, the peace terms win not be presented to the Austrian delegation before Friday when the Italian premier is due to return to Paris. In vh?w of the ract that .the aettlement of the Italian and Jugo-Slavii claims to Flume and parts of Dalmatla are still not settled and that every effort has been made to bring about an agreement before the peace terms are laid before the Austrian peace mission, it may be assumed Bignor Orlando s flying trip to Rome Indicates some new development in the work of adjusting the situation. Apparently Premier Orlando will at the most remain at Rome only a few hours. ' Judge Schumacher, who represented ffyrol on the Austrian peace delega tion, has returned to Vienna, it is stated in Paris advices. It is pointed out that ho was bitterly attacked by the Italians and the French press for his activities against the Italians at Trlest. where he was stationed during the war. It is said Chancellor Karl Renner, chief of the Austrian missioif. sent hira back to Vienna in the interest of harmony during the negotiatiopa. GERMAN PEOPLE DID NOT WILL WORLD WAR, DECLARES NOTE TO PEACE CONFERENCE NOW PUBLISHED Paris, May 21. (A. PA The peace conference last night made public the text of the German note regarding reparations and the repiy made by Premier Clemenceau, ass president of the conference. . " si v ' J - .Tews-of German No?i ""' The German note rcaas: Versailles, May 13, 1919. "To His Excellency, M. Clemenceau, President of the Peace Conference. "Sir: In the draft ot the peace treaty submitted to the German del egates. Part VlH, concerning repara tion, begins with article ZitI, which reads as follows: 'The allies and associated governments affirm and Germany accepts the responsibility of Germany and her allies for caus ing all the loss and damage io which the allied and associated govern ments and their nationals have been subjected as a consequence of the war imposed upon them by the ag gression of Germany and ner allies.' "Now the obligation to mane rep aration has been accepted by Ger many by virtue of the note from Secretury of State Lansing, of Nov. 5, 1918, independently of the ques tion of the responsibility for the war. The German delegation cannot ad mit lhat there could arise out of a responsibility incurred by .the former German government in regard to the origin of the world war any right for the allied and associated powers to be Indemnified by Germany for i any losses suffered during the war. The representatives of the allied and associated states have, moreover, declared several times that the Ger man people should not be held re sponsible for the faults committed by their governments. The German people, did not will the war and would not have undertaken a war of aggression. They nave always remained convinced that this war was, for them, a defensive war. "The German delegates ao not share the views of the allied and the origin of the war. Thev cannot consider the former German govern - men as tne party which was solely or chiefly to blame for the war. The draft of the treaty of peace trans mitted by you contains no facts in support of this view; no proof on the subject is furnished tnerein. Tho German delegates, therefore, beg you to be so good as to communicate to them the report of the commission set up by the allied and associated governments for the purpose of es tablishing the responsibility of the authors of the war. Pray accept, Mr. President, the assurances of my high consideration, tsignea.) "BROCKDORFF-RANTZAU." Text of Clemenceau's Reply. The text of the renlv of Prrviinr Clemenceau Is dated Mav 2ft. inia and is as follows: Mr. Chairman In vonr nnt rt May 13 you state that Germany, while 'accepting' in November, 19.' 8, 'the obligation to make rcnuniinn did not understand such an accept ance to mean that her responsibility was involved either for the war or lor the acts of the former German government and that it is only pos sible to conceive of such an obliga tion If its origin and cause is the re sponsibility of the author of the darn- age, you add that the Geiman peo ple would never have undertaken a war of aggression. "Yet. in the note from Secretary of State Lansing of Nov. 5, 191S, which you approve of and advise in favor of your contention, it is stated thel the obligation to make reDaration arises out of 'Germany's aggression Dy iana, sea and air. "As the German government did not at the time make any protest against this allegation, it thereby rec ognized it as well founded. "Therefore. Germany recognized in 1918. implicitly but clearly, both the aggression and her responsibility. "It is too late to seek to deny them today. "It would be impossible, you state further, that the German people should be regarded as accomplices of the faults committed by the 'former Herman gov ernment.' However. Germany has never claimed, and such a declaration would have been contrary to all principles of international law, that a modification ? V her reply to the allied peace treaty proposals, suggests the creutlon of a German and allied committee, with a president from a neutral Country, to assess damages and rule on economic questions, Strys tho Tugeblult, "Germany Will Sign," Finally. London, May 21. (I.N.S.) A tele, phone message to Renters News agency from Paris this afternoon said that the Germans will sign the pence treaty, though possibly with a slight delay. Americana Dissatisfied. London, May 21. (A.P.) Dissatis faction on the part of some members of the Ainoncan peace delegation with the German peace treaty is re ported by tho Paris corroHpon.lent of the West minister Gazette today. of its political regime or a change in the governing personalities would he sufficient to extinguish an obligation al ready undertaken by any nation. She Sid not act upon the principle she now eoiitehds for either .in 1871 as regards ffrance s(tr.,the proclamation of, the rtW)lijior In 1917 in regard to Russia after the revolution which abolished the cxarlst regime. "Finally, you ask that the report of the commission on responsibility ho communicated to you. In reply we beg to say that the allied and associated powers consider the reports of the com missions set up hy the peace conference as documents of an internal character which cannot he transmitted to you. "Accept, Mr. t'liairman. etc. (Signed.) "G. CLEMENCEAU." BRITISH AT LUGA BAY Advance on Bolshevikl Who Threaten ta Burn Petrograd. Stockholm, May "I. British troops hiive been landed at Luga Bay, seventy-five miles southwest or Petro grad, and arc advancing against the bolshevik forces, it was learned from Helsingfors today. Estonian troops are repn-ted only thirty miles from i rograd. The lio,.sheviks threaten to burn Petrograd if they are forced to evac uate the city. ASK PERSONAL HEARING Paris, May 21. The American representatives of the Irish societies, who are now in Paris, hive requested President Wilson to give tnem a per sonal hearing on the application they desire to have made to the British government for permission tor Edward De Valera. and other Sinn Fein leaders to come to Paris to present Ireland's case to the pen e conference. Their request whh origi nally made to Secretary of State Lansing and by him rcferren to the president. A Paris dispatch reported that tho request would be transmitted to the British authorities, but mat a refusal on the part of the Brltlsn govern ment was anticipated. J.H.ALLISON RESIGNS Nashville. May 21. J. H. Allison, for some Hme general manager of the Tcn nessean. will leave shortly for Texas, where lie wi1! be connected with the Fort Worth Record, it is learned today. Mr. Allison came to Nashville several years ago from a paper in Ohio, lie has been active in various civic rluhs and m Rotary, and news of his con templated departure from the city will come as a surprise to his friends. CROWDER LEAVES CUBA Havana, May 21. MaJ.-Gen. Enoch II. Crowder. U. S. A., left this morn ing for Key West on his way to Washington. He expects to return to Havana after engaging in confer ences in the United States in connec tion with the work he has In charge of revising the Cuban election laws. ATTENDS CONFERENCE Washington. Mav 21. (Special) Hal Clements, of Knoxville, chairman of the Tennessee republican state com mittee, arrived here today lo attend the conference of the republican state chairmen which is being held In Wash ington. Cool, Says Billy 'Possum. I'm glad they'ic selling doughnuts and my heart Is w it li the cooks, . think the hit!" aprons improve t he w e a r e r' s looks. At any rate I'll tell my wife she nevir heemed to st eet and thee per haps she'll cook for ine, the picture to repeat. Fair and continued cool tonight. Thursday fair and slightly warmer. 2i SUFFRAGE BILL PASSES HOUSE Woman's Rights Measure, Be fore Congress for 40 Years, Taken Up Today. PASSAGE ASSURED New Senators Bring: in Neces sary Votes to Make the Needed Two-Thirds. Washington, May 21. ( A.Pfl) The woman suffrage constitutions! amendment resolution was passed to day by the house after less than three hours debate. The vote was 3(H lo 89, or 42 more than tho necessary two-thirds mil -.lority. The resolution now goes lo the senate, where supporters plan to urge speedy action. Kinal enactment of the m ea .sine within two weeks was predicted by some sufl'liige Icuders. Champ Clark was given a long ova tion from both sides of the chamber when he spoke in favor of tho amend ment. "I do not bollevc thai woman suf frage is going to precipitate the mil lennium," tho former speukcr said, "nor do 1 believe it is going to dam age the American Institutions to such an extent as some of -Its opponents believe it will. I believe that my wife and daughters are as tit to vote as any man, and 1 would be ashamed to raise a dauehter that wasn't." , Representative Mann, who has en gineered the present drive for suf frage, spoke but a few minutes. Washington, May 21. (A. P.) The woman suffrage resolution, before congress more than forty years, whr taken up In the house today as the first real work of the extra session. Four hours of debate and adoption of the resolution before adjournment were planned. The resolution Is the historic Susan B. Anthony druft,wpropostng submis sion to the states of an ciiual fran chise amendment to the Constitution. It was adopted by the last house 274 to 138 on Jan. 10, 1918, but twice failed in the senate, first by two votes and then by one. Representative Mondell, floor lead er, republican party in the house, promised that the resolution provid ing suffrage would be brought up In the house today and suffrage leaders were confident that it would lie passed before the end of the week. Under the skillful leadership of Rep resentative Mann, of Illinois, the suf frage resolution was rushed through committee proceedings and was given first position on the calendar of the. house, Wilson's Urge a Great Aid. Suffrage leaders have been active during the interim of congress and they declare that for the ilrst time since tho fight for suffrage was started, success Is absolutely assured. Jn the senate, where tho siiffruge. resolution has twice before been de feated, suffrage leaders declared they now have the . necessary aixty-ftve votes" to carry It. New senators have changod the complexion of the senate nn.l according to suffrage leaders have brought in the iiccesnary votes to make the needed two-thirds vote. President Wilson's urge In the mes sage of yesterday is counted on by suffrage cohorts to swing a vote on the democratic side .of the chamber and pass the resolution with more than tho needed sixty-five votes. Tireless Woman Workers. Corridors and offices are still the hunting ground of tireless woman workers, who now are known by every senator and representative. Cine loader in congress expressed the ap parent sentiment of the majority whin he said: "Let's pass it and get free of these women. If you are lor suffrage they continually ask you to do things for them, and If you are against them they are. a Iter you every minute until they convert you." Evidence of the thoroughness of the suffrage workers is shown by the Tnet that there were twelve senator:! who were pledged to introduce the resolution providing for tho suffrage amendment In the senate. Debate Ends at 5 p.m. Washington. May 21. Coimiderntlon of the eiial niiffrane constitutional amendment resolution began in the house shortly after noon today under an agreement to close general debate In two hours and with leaders expect ing a vote, immediately afterwards. In calling up the resolution. Repre sentative Mann, republican, of Illinois, chairman of the woman suffrage com mittee, asked unanimous consent to extend the time for debate to Ii o'clock, but Representative Ferris, deijiociat, of Oklahoma, refused to agree. Repre sentative Little, republican, of Kansas, opened the debate with an address In support of the resolution. War Proved Woman's Equality. "If this war has shown ns anything, it has shown us that woman is the ,.,,11111 of num." said Mr. Little. "When our bovs were called away the girls and women left, tlielr firesides and proved for all time that, man is not their superior." Representative Kitcliln. democrat, or N'orth Carolina, criticized the republi cans for having neglected their oppor tunity tn pass the woman suffrage bill during the sivteen years they had con trol of the government. Representative Clark, democrat, of j Florida, moved to amend the resolution so It would not become effective unless ratified by the states within seven ears. Reviews Kansas Conditions Representative Little, republican, of Kansas, opened the debate for those favorliu the a mend merit with a review of cotKlitionfl in Kansas under equal suffrage. Representative Claude Kitohin. of N'orth Carolina, former democratic leader, charged that the democratic riarty had been ignored in the presen tation of the resolution, but added: "I want to congratulate the republi can pnrtv for its quick response to the president's ' message of yestcnlnv." Kitehin declared that the rennhlieans were In control of congress for four teen years and had failed to adopt suffrage legislation and that it re mained "for a democratic congress and il inoeralic president to give snffrnge its Impetus." Representative Clark, of Florida, pio poscrl h ri amendment lo the resolution whieh would make It necessary for three. fourths of the states to ratify the amendment within seven years after its pnnge, First Republican Opponent. TV preventative Focht of I'ciui.- vlva -tun, ms the first republican tn speak againsl the resolution, declaring thnt "deep down in his heart no man from New York, Pennsylvania or Ohio"- fa vorer! it. Kinresetalive Raker. democrat, or California, speaking in support or the measure, predicted not only wouM It he riiii.-lrd In the house, hut that the senate wou'd pass it within ten davs. Former STaker Champ Clark spoke In favor ef the resolution. When lu arose he was aeeorded nn ovation hy demoi rati and republicans alike, the lnpn1hers n'-lrc in their j"-.-!! snd eheri in for sr-C'--,l minute. H lirg'! the n".S'.."lt. o' fhe n-ivi'tir" herau 1 had heen recointnen'IM hv the preHdent. i Voire From Acre Ocen. "There has been a great dal of RANTZAU ASKS EXTENSION OF TIME FOR PEACE REPLY Head of Enemy Delegation Says Notes Can't Ce Completed by Thursday. Cabinet Authorizes Statement That Germany Declines to Sign Terms Spelling . Dishonor for Unborn Generations as Well as Nation at Present. Paris, May 21. (A.P.) Count Von Brockdorff-RantBau, head of the German peace delegation lias asked an extension of time for Germany to present her reply regarding the peace terms. The count stated that further notes were being prepared and that it would be impossible to complete them by 1 p.m., Thursday, when the time limit is up. It is' believed, says the Havas agency, that the request for the extension will be granted. The note says the Germans desire more time to study a num ber of questions in the treaty which they have not yet had an opportunity to examine. There is no official intimation regard ing the decision of the allied and associated powers on the request. Cabinet Gives Out Statement. ' Berlin, Tuesday, May 20. ".Germany declines to sign . the peace terms laid before it because they spell the onomie destruc tion, political dishonor arid moral degradation of the entire Ger man nntionnot only for the . present but also for still unborn generations," was a statement authorized by the cabinet this morning through the Associated Press. , ' "That these consequences must logically follow acceptance of the peace conditions the American press itself has recognized without question," the statement continues. "Toward them Ger many took the standpoint that acceptance of such conditions could not be demanded and that the entente was unjustified in proposing such demands. , ., "Germany has not only a moral right to compliance with the general promises made it, but a firmly grounded, definite,' clearly defined claim, according to the basic rules of international law, on all the entente powers, and especially on the United States. A specific recognition of the right of Germany and of the German people to a peace of right, justice and reconciliation, instead of the paragraphed song of hate which was written at VersaiUes'is contained in the note of the American Secretary of State La n sine: of Nov 5, 1918. ( y "In it the secretary of state notified the' Swiss minister in Washington unconditionally that the established basis of Presi dent Wilson's fourteen points should be authoritative for the peace conditions. Secretary Lansing announced further that the entente governments after .careful consideration also were pre pared to recognize the conditions set up by President Wilson as the basis for the conclusion of peace. 'Accepted Wilson's Points. "The declaration of rights emanating from these specific dee la rations of all the entente powers and the United States con stitutes Germany's sole asset pi the general moral breakdown of all international politics which has found unsurpassable expres sion in the Versailles terms." . No Clue as to Contents of Reply. Berlin. Monday, May 19. ( A.P.) Diligent inquiry in official quarters and In political clrclrs up until 8 o'clock tonight fail4. to reveal any clue an to the PBture of contemn of the Oerman reply which la to be prcNented at Versailles Thursday, Th peace commission of the nailfmjil ,aaixWy met wittr-the "cabinet ul o'clock this evening, the netmion being under guard nnrt held In strictest secrecy. Even members of parliament Hot belonging to the committee wi;ie barred. The government today announced forecasts of the German reply aont out by several foreicn correspondents were wholly without foundation and were based on individual conjectures. Htich comment n it was possible to adduce in official quarters permits the inference thnt the Oerman reply will basically underscore the contradic tion alleged by Germany between the terms of peace and President Wilson's program, which, it will be said, was accepted in good faith by both partial as a basis for negotiations. - ' . The German peace mission at Versailles will In the course of the next few day transmit a series of important notes dealing With the issues In. volved on the eastern frontier, in Alsace-Lorraine and occupied territory, the size of Ihe indemnity, the manner of its payment, Oerman private prop erty In hostile countries, and the rights of labor. "Germany answers them with Its We do not believe that any one In the clearly juristic, right in international law. Toward the politico-moral bankruptcy of Versailles the German nation stands an a. creditor with un deniable rights, ond it is not in a po sition to yield on this chief point. Germany concluded peace on tho ba sis of President Wilson's fourteen points, which all America has made Its own, and all America, every In (llvidunl, Is rtsimrisihle. for the ful fillment of it a claims. "Up to" Wilson and Othert. "It la not, the German people's busi ness to Indicate how its rights Hh ill lie realized by the fourteen points, or especially hy the note of Secretary Lansing. That, rather. Is the task of those who constructed the fourteen points and brought tlicm to accep tance, thereby Inducing Germany to lay down her weapons. Wo do not I'Clic.ve that President Wilson, Secre tary Lansing and, the American peo ple can take, other than this stand point if they do not wish to do that which President Wilson in his mes sage of Dec. 4, 1917, condemned cate gorically when ho said: 'We would dishonor our cause it we treated Ger many nny other than justly and In a non-partisan manner and did not insist uppn Justico toward all, no matter how the war ended. We de mand nothing which we are not ready ourselves to admit.' "And the German people, demand nothing more than that which Presi dent Wilson announced In this dec laration. We demand nothing more than that Americans place the four teen points opposite the peace terms. talk." he said, "about the influence or the president, and some people think that I have not been up to date. But I realize whut an influence he has, and I think it would he a mailer of pride to every American citizen that Woodrow Wilson has been proclaimed the great est man of the world. "Now troni across the ocean comes his voice urging that women should be given equal rights with men. That voice will he listened to." THURSDAY FIXED AS DAY j Germany' Reply. Says Berlin, It Ready for Presentation. 'oppnhii jr.n Mny lM. -Th1 Germn re ply io the H'iitvJ peace tonn will bp j (winded to the bit; tour on Thursday, i hni'1 h li'-rliti dispaleli tod'ty. ! (It-nnany will Bay that she ennnot ac- ivpt the eonomie eomlitioiis imposed by the Hllir.H. wnd will state that Austria, art her ntly durinK the war, is equally rehpon.sible in making: reparations. The CiftrmHti newspapers eont in we to assert that Germany wil! not sign the treaty if the counter-proposals hi rejected. FRIARS INVITED BACK Oxford to Receive Member Expelled in Twelfth Century. New York. May '!. Dominican friars who went to Oxford university In the twelfth century and were ex pelled at the time of the Reformation now hae been Invited to return, ac cording to F!cv. Hugh 'ope, superior of the Knghsh Dominicans. Kither Pope, whil made the state ment m the roiii-f.r of a lecture, here before the Catholic Converts league. mid the Dominicans hope to build a house at Oxford. United States will then have the courage to claim that there, can be found in the peace conditions one single trace left of President Wilson'., program. America's Duty ts Stp In. ' "And here begins America's definite duty lo step In. America either must put its fourteen points througlt "or it must declare that, it is unable to do so. or that it doeg not want to do o. so that in no case may the world be led to believe that America desires to have the peace conditions count as President Wil son's fourteen points. "That Is our demand, to which we cling. Rnd we cannot imagine what r Kiinicnt from the American aide would be effective against it." In President Wilson's message to con gress of Pec. 4, 1!U7, no passage ea he found in textual agreement with the quotation in the cabinet statement. The iiuotatfon appears to be a condensation from the following passage In the mes sage in question: "We run do thia (concentrate on the prosecution of the task of winning the war! with all the greater real and en thusiasm because we know that for us this is a war of high principle, debased by no selfish nmbition of conquest or spoliation. It Is because it ia for ua a war of high, disinterested purpose, In which all the free peoples of the world are handed together for the vin dication of right, a war foi the preser vation of our nation and of all that it has held dear of principle and of pur pose; that we feel ourselves doubly con strained lo propose for Its outcome only that which is righteous and of irre proachable Intention, for our foes as well as for uur friends. The cause be ing Just and holy, the settlement must be of like motive snd quality. For this we can fight, but for notliliitr I'ss noble or ;ess worthy of our traditions." FORMER POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO LIFE PERNEY BAXTER MUST PAY PENALTY FOR MURDER. Convicted of Killing Sergt. Imbrioski, of Ft. Ogle thorpe, Year Ago. Dalton. Ua.. May 21. (Special.) The supreme court has affirmed the decision of the lower court in the case of Baxter vs. The State, and Penny Baxter must serve a life sen tence for the killins of Sergt. Im brioski, a soldier from Fort Ogle thorpe. The killins occurred here last yeur when a crowd of soldiers, who had hem drinking, were In a local res taurant. The wife of the proprietor of the restaurant went for the police, and Baxter and Nelson answered the ( call. In the trouble which followed. Baxter shot and killed Iinbrioal.i. who was a caali man. In the hear ing, Baxter and Nelson claimed that the officer shot in self-defense, the state insisting that the officer kilted the soldier without Just cause. Eax ter v. as convicted of murder and rec ommended io the court's mercy, and was jriven a life sentence. Judsre Tarver refused his motion for a nw trial, and the decision has been af firmed by the supreme tourt.