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CULL Leased Wire of the United * Preas Association. COMPLETE Service of the News paper Enterprise Association. VOLUME 21. NO. 271 TO INVESTIGATE SLAVS PEACE DELEGATES ARE IN SESSION TODAY Radical Meeting, Suppressed by the Police, Ends in Riot MIX a few policemen with a few rabid spoutera and the result is always the same—clubs, fists, riots—as exemplified yesterday afternoon. "Let them spout!" This has always been the policy of The Star with regard to the generally harmless radicals who like to forefather every so often to "right the wrongs of the world.'' Naturally these fellows now know just exactly what should be done with the Russian problem, even tho President Wilson and the allied statesmen are still baffled by it. And naturally they want to spout about it, and prove they know more than all the dip lomats of the world. Just what harm there is to allow the spouters to spout in a vacant lot, where traffic is not disturb ed, The Star cannot see. Let them spout, so long as they do not resort to sedition and anarchy—and then let the federal gov ernment deal with them, because sedition and an archy are federal crimes. Treason must be stamped out. Sabotage must be curbed. The Star wants to Ik- as emphatic as anyone can possibly be in this matter. Lawlessness must not be tolerated. Bui ii i.s up ttr the federal authorities to de termine when a discussion of public affairs becomes treasonable and when arrests should be made. It is not fair to impose any such censorship on city po licemen. Thirteen men are held without bail at thr rltj jail Monday. '•»' lowing I heir »rre<»l. Humta> »ft • mwiii. in » rliah belwr*n lh» r police a nil allrgwl ItoUbrtikl. who held a meeting on a vacant lot al fourth a%e and VirfinU *t. A rrowd of !,0W rol lerted at Fourth and Pine, where the rioting began after the meal ing had been by the po lire. < lub* and flat* wrought con siderable damage to all con cerned. The men arrested are held on •open charges." presumably for fed #ral investigation. aa they are ac cused of B<HiiUon and disloyal utter anre* Opt»o*ed to American and allied Intervention in Siberia and Russia, leartrrs of the gathering Sunday are Aald to have spoken in favor of a general strike thruout thla country to compel the return of troop* from Kusala Striken to tie up shipping to prevent supplies for the main trnance of iroopp in Siberia, were Urged The meeting, according to thr po Her, was characterized by «iMltlon Thr principal topic scheduled by •peaker* was, "The Truth About Bussia." Police Captain W. II Hearing, to whose Judgment was left the rej«t»on sibility of breaking up the gather Ing. was assaulted by several of th«* men meeting, which was an nounced by handbills Saturday morning, was attended by a crowd Estimated at '~OOO persons, a large ■lumber of them spectators. Hulet. M Wells, prominent rad to*!, waa billed a* the principal apeaker. He was 111. however, and tillable to appear, so Walker C. Bmith, author of "Sabots ge'* and other T W W. literature appeared Jn^tr.id Twenty policemen were stationed At thr mrrting. to quell any disturb •nee. while a detail of f/0 were held at the central police station in case Of emergency. Police Sergeant Otjs Hasselblad. In charge of the detail of 20 sta The mayor made the following tloned at the meeting, notified In |p*ctor of Police ('laud O. fiannlck Do You Want to Buy A Restaurant A Garage A Hotel A Soft Drink Establishment A Repair Shop Look Under Business Opportunities on the Classified Page. that the apeakera were criticising American democracy." i* the meet ini progrenaed Inapactor Itanrtirk failed Capt fearing to atop the meeting If. In hla opinion, thia were Justified Capt. Hr..r)nk proceeded atejy tq the lot. arriving aa it apeuk er wax urging atrlke method* to ■top American Intervention In flua ala and force the government to withdraw the troop* there " Thl* meeting la over." Capt. Searing aald. The np«nker Immediately dlacon tlnued. but »ummon*d the crowd «n form a parade. and atarted itown Fourth ove , followed hv a large number of nvmpathlaer* Capt Sear lng made hla way to the head of tli* prtx eiuilon. at Fourth nve and Pine *t.. and commanded one of the loaders to break It tip This IfMilrr. W H, BtU*npf. 4», 1* aIU-g.-d to bava whirl"! »n>l iitrurk Scaring In th» farr H»*v»-ml poller m«-n, laying about thrm with rlub*. ma'lr thrlr way to thr awil*tan<r of thrlr raplaln. who was thr rrntrr of a mruggllng group. Thr rrowd flllrd the ■lf« , t» In Ihp vlrlnlty. attracts! by thr xtrugglr Oh«*rr* for thp r»<l flag want up from Individual* at dlffrrrnt place* Soldiers and sailors cooj>erated with thr poller to restore order. rush Ing little knot* "f m» • who refu<-••«! to "move on." after the main parade formation had been broken up. Thr men arrested are booked as follows W. ts Fisher 4". laborer; Ifenry Dubow. 32. Russian. holler maker; Andrew H Beiiednlck, 34. Austrian, shipbuilder. M. F. Wal lace. 33. engineer; W. If fifumpf, 40, laborer. American; L Pollisheek. 20. Russian; J. Costello, 20, logger: Paul Oreb, 32. Russian, machinist. W. Palmer. 21. Herman, laborer; Jacob Thy berg. 21, Hwede. logger Oeorgr persson, 2fl. Hwede, baker; la9o I'dcovisky. 45, Russian, expressman, and Domlfllck Macchla, 50, Italian, laborer. Circular* advertising the meeting, which occurred at 2 p. m.. (h'mari'lwl that every soldier and nailor din charged be given at le;i*t $3OO. H. W. Brooks, chairman of the meeting, in an opening add re4s, urged all Nervlcn men to Join the rank* of those who would put flown "Indus trial autocracy at home." Hrookx hu« been confined In the United State* immigration station for the lant eight months, and I* under order of deportation. Walker C. flmlth spoke after llrooks. making scathing reference* to federal and policc authorities whose alleged brutality he described. "The sooner our government change* the better. since It must change." Hmith wild, advocating free *pee< h and Immediate reIMUM' of all (>olitlcal prisoners. Th«- Ihlrrl upoak'T dm larrd that ♦O,OOO ItolMhovlkl hud bffen kilted hy allied Kim* In lUiwila, and demanded a pollry of "hand* off" on the part of Amrrka fHher speaker* referred to coming latMir trouble* with the In flux of aervlcc from the ramp*. (Continued on I'age. Seven) t/)NtK>N, Jnn. 13. "The entente has given us enough food to supply ! Vienna and the re*i of Herman Aus i trla until February 16. dec lured an jofficiaJ diapaUU from Vienna Uxiay. The Se atUe S tar THE 11 HE AT EST DAILY CIRCULATION <>!■' ANY PAPER IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST 1:n1n..l M i I i»« Mmirr M»y 1, III*. tl tbo rMI of fl** »t Mratfla. W«»h, iiitilrr Ik* AM of I'ontnm Marrti », 117 J SEATTLE, WASH., JANUARY 13, 1919. DRY LAW IS GIVEN 0. K. BY SOLONS Old Line Republicans Con trol Organization of Both Houses at Olympia ADAMS IS SPEAKER Ol.\ %H'| V Jan 13.—The M a*h IttClofi «l«lr uriMlf uoaiiimou*l> .tdoplrd A tiwU) ap Ihr federal prohibition amendment. oI.YMI'IA. J«n 11 Tho *t*te IrfUltturf waa ready to m«*t At noon tod*>. tux! before niffht m expected (u ratify the federal prohl bit ion amendment One of the llrat ntea*uVe* to I* adi»pt««l at the o|ienliif of the M'mHhi « r*i»ol«lj(»n In honor of the memory ltoo*e\*lt Cople« of the reaolution* mil bf •en! to family Thwi» waa no npfMwtion to tho elec tion of Kind A«Um« of Mpokane to the ni*«k»nihl|> of the fcotiae hrut the recuUr organization will into con- j trol » In the Mn«t#. while Claimed itt lea*? '.'U x otoe. thev de cided to nuikt no flftht «»n the ele tlon Of ii president pni TV P. II Carlyon of Otympla alatod for' the office, waa nominated by Hena tor Ralph Metcalf of Tacoma * Altho Speaker Adam* Hax an nou need that >t majority of the hou*e may brine a bill out of any commit ! toe at any time, charge* have been ; exchanged thlrk and fa*t that the rule* committee, which work* t*e hind closed door#. will have life and death power over any meaatire |te«*au*e both wenate and houne are glutted with *tand pa! r*puh llcan organisation outaider* will have a hard time getting a ma jority vote • A hitter fight on the floor 'of tho •onto la promlaed. however, ovor tho quMlion of obtaining of>en ae**lon* In the handling «»f l«'/l«Ution Index pendent republlrana are detormlnod to continue their l*attle for open meeting* of tho rule* rommittoe. altho their efforta no far have failed The regular aenate organiia tlon claim* to have 22 vote*, and la ready to withxtaml all atta< ka on the old secret procedure. Senator Howard Taylor of Kinir wet leader during the «la>a of I til and 1913, who la floor leader of the atand|>at majority, wa* ached u led to lntr«»duce the prohibition ratification reaolution. Senator Me tea If. Pierre. Independent loader, wa* pl< ked to Irt i ontinurd on I'age Keren) Wilson Says Unrest In Europe Can Be Stopped by Feeding WAHHINOTON. Jan. 13— Presi dent Wilmn today urged congre** to appropriate ImrpedtMtely the 000.000 he askH recently for pur chase of food for relief in Kurope outside of Oermany. In a cable from Par I *, thr prrtti dent requested Representative Hher ley and Senatpr Martin to use their utmost efforts to secure pas-age «>f the bill. Food is the key to the whole Ku ropean situation, the csthlr Mtatr<|. The presidrnt emphaaiwd that the tide of famine and unreal cannot be sfPmmed by force, but It can be stop I e«l by food. American Labor Parly Is Formed by New York Men NKW YORK. Lan 13 The Amer lean I^ihor Party of New York has b.-en formed l»\ the Central Labor union, representing 300.000 organized worker*. / The platform adopted by the or ga nidation demand* that no war shall Hi- declared without a vote of the peoph . ' .ills for*a 44 hour wwk, restoration of free speech, free prewH. fr« » ,-i*<Hemhlrige and free wor ship; demands free colleire and uni versity training for all who qualify, better working conditions for women" workers and many other reforms. Chicago Labor to Place Candidates 10l Americans f«abor- I'tf 1 . .. CHICAGO. Jan. 13 With the formation of a labor party here an accomplished fact, John Kitspatrick, its nominee for mayor, today an nounced only labor could help him..' "Contributions will !»«• accepted from those affiliated with labor," he said The new party was born Hun day. at an enthusiastic gathering of 400 labor incu. Girl Without a Country Believe* U. S. a Good Place HAN KRANCIHIX), Jan 11 ( 1 nildlllg Itr,i WUIIUII without ( a uountrjf. lb* ItarniicM Milo ( Abtrrrombio Von Itrincken. wife , of a (i#rttun officers nought di J vorc«» thut ahe might l>* r«-putri j a ted Mhf ei|>Ulne<J today that the w»Ha of her apartment had b««*n priaon walla during two yoara. while I'riltiHl HUtrn itfrnta were uncovering the acta of XVilhelm .Von Brlncken agalnat the 1 nited state* Hhe believed him Innocent, at firat. of tre«trheroua acta agaln*t her native land Hhe even re| lat ered ua an enemy alien "Without country there ta nothing nut even life. ' ahe wild Von lirtruken wm formerly military attache of the Herman ron*ulate. and waa arretted with Conaul Kram Bopp and other "notables" during the govern ment "apy cleanup" here. MORE CABINET MEN MAY QUIT WAHIUNCITON. Jan 11 The nihility of further retjgnatlona from Wltarm'a tnhltrt for nnan« Ul nm ••una aaa «efn here t<»dav following Vtorne> IJeneral Gregory** »«*igna lion following *o eloaety upon rt»tlre mtnt of Secretary McA4of who aa *lgned "pecuniar)' rewponaibillliea" aa the eauae. (Jo-gnry eauaed *onaldei 4bl«* attn fccwa **r annouuuog Uuli lir will Ira v e the cabinet March 4 Twelve a ye*»r, with a •tbinrt mem her'a *ocual raa|M»i»athll itle« It la admitted, la too nrruil. Itumora toda> had It tluit Hecre Itary I ted fie id might leave the cwm 1 mere# department aoon. flregr»ry*a aurrwanr la not known Aaaiatant Attorney General <lre-*ham 4a mentioned Mo. too. la Menafor Jamea Hamilton Uwla of IDlnoia. START HEARING ON CAR DEAL The frk>n<!ly suit bftv#rn th+ city and the irM tinn compAny to te«t the validity of the trsctJon bonds uaa to atart In superior court at kdW Mon<la> V A. Twlchell in attempting to re • train ths tlty from Imuldk Itondu for lIS,#OO,®OO. with which the city I* to purchase th« traction lines llf chargea that the ordinance* arc llle gal. declaring that the rlty'v Indobl ln witinn |2.& M,OOO of the lim It allowed lij' thf RtHtr constitution Attorn*>« tjeorge l>onworth an<l HSfcner K TrnVl are n'prrufntlnf Twlchell, Jame* P. Howe thr trac tlon company. and Cor|>oratlon Coun ; *el Mflrr the city. TRY TO SETTLE MARINE STRIKE NEW YOUK. Jan 1.1.—1n an ef fort to settle the controversy In* tween boat owners and 11.000 marine workers that caused a three-day- tl» up of the port of New York, the na tlonal war labor board resumed hearing** on the caae here toddy. Despite assertion of the tw»at own ers that they would object to the presence of Basil M Manly, Joint i-halrman of the war labor l»oard, nml other labor rejrrr*cntattve* at the hearing. thow> officii)* were to be M*e*ent. Taft Acting in N. Y. Dock Strike Case NKW YOKK, Jan 13 - Joint i 'haiiman Taft of the war labor Imard announced today that a com mittee of four would meet later to day evidence in the waffH and bourn dispute between the Nw York harbor boat owner* and marine worker*. What's This? Yanks Spoil Teut Kiddies! IA >N IW >N, Ja|l 13 A German newspaper, paying tribute to the American army of occupation, said: "The generosity of the Americans in spoiling our children." RIVERS AND HARBORS BILL PASSES HOUSE WASHINGTON. .fun. 13. The house today passed thr rlvera and harbors till), curry In* appropriations of The final vote on the bill's passage Vb" to 91. Thr bill now «oes to tip. senate In practically thn aamr Hhitpr iin whrn reported to thr houar, effort" by republicans to amend and eliminate certain features having, In the main, failed. 1,000 REBELS TAKEN; 1,300 ARE KILLED German Bolsheviki Admit Defeat in Fight Against Government Forces ARE WILLING TO QUIT a ■ . - _ i Uy t'MI'J I'rrn lsatrd Win | IHrect to The Star i » a BERNE, Jan. 13.—Several Spartacan* have been sum marily executed by govern ment rifle squads, an jtjjency dispatch from Berlin report ed today. COPENHAGEN. J«n 13 Th» Hparta< ana are reported to have ad mitted defeat and to have declared their regdlueaa to accept the gov eminent rendition* providing elec , tion of the national aaaembly la p*mt|M>ne4| ft\i re month* Thin atatemont w«« credited to lierr H* hultx#.* »#« retary to (*han<*#tlor £bert. In a diafiatch from llerlln. COI*KNftA«IKK. Jan &*—Karl Liskkn»«>lH «s»i lUmm L«uxemburg havl Vt*n captured by (lerman gov • ernment troop* itorording to the Tagllarhe llundarhau The K|Mftamn leader*, the news- • f >.iper aald. were taken priaonrr 1 with 1.000 of their follower*, includ 1 ing a aon of the agitator A <junn tltv of military matter wna alaoi taken. conaUtlng of 100 machine gun- 1,?00 rlflra and I CKH) bomba Mpartacan* attacked and ihot Into the rrowda which were attending lovfrhmrnt meetings In Berlin yes terday Thla waa hrliH#d to have been ti*« final effort of thr In aurgent*. the dispatch aaid. aa the government now practically control* thr altuatlon Another dispatrh filed In Berlin yentcrdiy aaid government troopa had captured antral |»ollce head quarter*, the Tageblatt offlusw and the lloetiow brewery, and that Karl llaiirk. Russian Bolshevik rcprraen tatlve. had l»wn arrested. An eartv dispatrh quoted the Deutsche Xeitung an saying that ftadek. Uebknecht and Police Prcaidmt Kichorn had taken refuge In the Roetaow brewery, w l>err they were protected hy a heavy jiuard. armed with machine guna. No confirmation haa l»een received here frrm any source that I«ieb knecht waa killed In atreet fighting "lied" < ommaiidrr Hhot Government troopa have recaptur ed thr- Hpandau araenal, court mar tlallng and shooting the Siwrtacan commander, according to other Per lln reporta. They also cleared the Siwirtarana from the Thlergnrten. The Ifsllenze railway atutlon is now in government hands The Vorwaerta building, which waa shattered by government lutil lery, waa stormed snd captured by government troops Saturday. They found 125 dead in the building, fjeorge Ledebour. leader of the indc pendent socialists, and 100 others are reported to have l>een arrested there. About 300 Sparta cans were re Russ Bolsheviki Taken in Buenos Aires Plot 11l JAMKN I. MILLKH (United Press Correspondent) 111 ♦AOS AIKK.H, Jan. 13. I'olice declared t inlay they had dbtcovered a soviet organization in Htietio* \lres and arrested Its president. III* minister of war ami minister of |mlire for this city, and two other officials, all of tvhom are Russian*. The names of these men. as well a* those on a lint of 140, the police say they have, are being withheld. IHcyCMsts, the |*>llce asserted, have |>een arrested as bomb plotters. These men. It was asserted, carried hand pumps filled with dynamite. Men»- i»ers of the soviet, It was said, came to South America frotyi Russia In (Ktober and November. Thry were plentifully (rtjpplled with fund*, and obtained considerable munltloiiH. They wr rn 1 1. It »a« declared, l>y liolahevlkl In Russia to foment Holshevlk uprisings In the Important Mouth American capitals. Kxpect Mare Arrmils Pollca were unable to ax plain where the munitions cam* from, but other arrests are expected. | Tramway scrvlco 'came to a halt 30-Cent Allowance; She Wants Divorce Charging that nti«- wan coffined to an allowun<-#* of 30 cent* a day, Mm. Mal»rl Kinaella. wife of a local cafe waiter, took t«• Mtunlf tn divorce |«n» mlliiyN agumvt her hiiMliHr»d, Mwurtl, Minday. "I earned 115 a abort time ago • rid he took the money away from mr and txnt mn up," vhe told th«i court. The ium in con tinued until Monday. LUXEMBERG IS IN REVOLUTION MINIMIS*. Jan 13 <#rand I>ucheM* Marie ha* « lared her readlneaa to renounce the throne of I.,uxemt»crg a a a reault of the revolution there, according to di*patchea today. MKT/, Jan. IS —< Jrand Ducheaa Marie «if i/uxernhurg wa* reported today to lie A refuge# near her cap ital. following a revolutionary out break Hat in da \ Unconfirmed ro porta received here waid ahe had ab dicated A republic haa l»e#n proclaimed In Luxemburg by re vol tat lon lata The chamber of deputiea held » tumult oua era* ion, m*>rnb#ia of the clerical party withdrawing Hungarian Cabinet Resigns; Radicals Plan Disturbance IX>N!M'S. Jan J3 Thi- ilutignr- tan cabinet ha* rtaggned. a<vording to diM|mtch«-a rer« Wwl (torn Ruda pent today. Tha new* cabinet, which haa not yet been formed, probably will be *o«-tall*tlr. |f waa re^a>rte«l The Tlolahevlkl huve pLanne<l a big majtn mertlng. No diaonier haa oc currrd. but troop* are ready for any contingency The milled food mtnalon haa gone to Vienna, another diapttch at a ted. 40,000 Troops Aid Hun Government Ii)NDON. Jan. 13. — Forty thou sand troopa arr supportin* the? Her» lln government, whfth mas scheduled to hold 2* mass meetings in the city yisttrdiy. a Berlin dispatch reported today. The dispatch said 1.300 Spar tarans have been killed In the last week's fighting. Diver Say* Sophia Ship Can Be Raised Jl NKAI*. Jan IS. -Denying the sCatemrnta of the Prill*h Columbia Salvage company that the IVincess Hophla. wrecked In Alaaka waters a abort time ago. hsd broken In two. Jacobion, the local diver, says that the ahip la resting on Jin almost even keel. and believe* that«she can l»e raieed. Sir S. I*. Sinha, delegate from In dia to the iiea**** conference, will t»e accompanied by the maharajah of Illkanlr. ported killed and 700 wounded in the lateat atreet fighting, raising the to t-il of dead to at leaat 1.300. Another socialist republic was aaid to have been proclaimed In Bremen. In Stuttgart. Hpartacans occupied the town hall after several hours of street fighting In dispatcher reaching Seattle Saturday, Llibknfcht wan reported to have born whot during a battle In Iterlln. yesterday evening when a group of suspected anarchists ntopped« a guarded car, kidnaping the ijiotor man and conductor. Iteport*- have been received that worker* in Gentral Argentina and a portion the Hue no* Aire* tramway workers voted to strike. Their demand* have not been announced. Huenos Aires was still in a highly nervou* condition. Kvery police sta tion was closely guarded. Pedestrians were forced to detour several blocks to avoid passing the buddings. Bolshevik adherents several times attacked the stations, but were driven off by machine gun fire. Ner vous police turned their guns on shadows In some Instance*. They feared even unarmed pedestrians in daylight, refusing to approach them without leveling their rifles and or dering them to fctand off. Several trams were running with armed sol diers and sailors on the platforms. Official automobile* rushed thru I the streets with engines roaring with I unmuffled exhausts. Kach carried three to five armed guards. The |K>llcr inotorrd back and forth along thr Avenlda. de Mayo, arresting per sona Huspcctud of agitation. NIGHT EDITION TWO CENTS IN SEATTLE WVlHlfr Toninhi and Tn»»<l«jr. v> miner rorccasi. r ,, r , f„» h , aJ ,i,ri y »m.j LEAGUE OF NATIONS IS TO BE FACT Allied Premiers .Are Pledged to Support Wilson Plan at Conference DETAILS TO BE FIXED I'Altb, Jan. 13.—IMm uui«n of nrcanitallon arid method* of Ihr peace rsncrni proper were re sumed al llir iwiiiiil meeting of Ihr Interallied superior council llilit afternoon. IIV UIIIIXM rilll.ll* SIMMS (United I'fww Huff* Corresjkmdent) PARIS, J mil. 13.—The lra ( ur of nations ran now be consid- ered a* an established farl, Premier Clemenceau. Premier l.ioyd (ieorge and Premier Orlando are pledged to support President Wilson's basic Idea* In this regard. Public opinion In 1 "ranee, Great lirllaln and Italy is solidly behind the scheme. Peace delegates are agreed that the .league Is an absolute necessity if future wars are tft be prevented, and that it must lie given prefer ence above all other hylnest. at the confr rences, There Is still some disagreement regarding the details but these were expected to be smoothed uut quickly In the conferences of the associated tlowers, which were resumed today. Krrneh Not Satisfied Wilson s plan, as a whole. Is un satisfactory to the French, because they believe it does not provide suf flclent economic penalties for Ger many. They say his proposed pro bationary Inclusion of Germany would |>ermit that country to start up Its undamaged Industrie** in com petition with the French and Pel glans. whose Industrial plants were wrecked by the Germans them selves. Senator Bourgeois, who will Ihead the French section of the inter-allied rommtiwion to draw up plana for the league —lf the conference appoint* *uch a body made plain in a re cent exclusive Interview with the United Pre** that he agree* with Clemenceau on this point. He fa vor* excluding the central powers until they fulfill the provisions they mu*t *lgn at the fieace tabic. VlctOO' LMfttf? Clemenceau I* *aid to favor a league composed of the victorious nation*. Opposition to this plan renter* on the l»elicf that auch a league would force an alliance of the \anquished powers and that it would result in another war. French delegates are known to be op|>o*cd to any plan that would not completely 'guarantee France's fron tiers, together with her northern and eastern Industrial centers, against *udden attack or invasion. Bourgeois favor* letting in neutral nations immediately after peace is nlgned. their formal application for admission l»elng passed upon by the "charter members." Hp would permit Germany to be come i* member, once »ho carrie* out the obligations imposed by the congreM. These arc sonic of the detail* that rill confront the unsoclated repre. entatlvcs when they first begin for nut (llDcuMton of the Ichriic of na tions. None of tliem Is regarded a» proving a very difficult obstacle to complete RKr«ment. ARMISTICE IS PEACE SUBJECT By LOWKIJ* MKIJJCTT PARIS. Jan. 13.-»-tiuestlon* con nor ted with the extension of the armistice were expected today to l«e speedily nettled. permitting arrange ment of h definite program for the peace congress. The armistice, whieli was consid ered at yesterday's meeting of Amer ican. Itrltlsh, Italian and French del elates, must I"' disposed of before January 17, when the German and allied armistice commissions will meet at Treves. Partial lifting of the blockade of the central powers is understood to be the chief problem connected with prolonging the armistice. The meeting yesterday was attend ed by President Wilson, Secretary Illusion. Premier Clemenieau, For eign Minister Plchon, Premier Lloyd George. Foreign Secretary Halfour, Premier Orlando. Foreign MlWlster Sunnlno and their secretaries. FRISCO KIXH K I'HII KS I AI.I, .SAN KHANCIBCO, Jan. 13. Flour ptx.'rs fell J1 conlH 11 barrel here today. IVr Year, l>f Mall, l- 00 to |3 00 PRCPOSE TO SEAT RUSS DELEGATES State Department Receives Suggested Plan From the British Government ALLIES TO SEND PROBERS ll> C ARL 11. <;R.\NT (t'nlted I'ress Staff Correspondent) WASHINGTON, Jan. IJ.- The ■late tment has forwarded to the American peace delegation the ISrltish proposal regarding cessation of Russian hostilities with KUbK* quent Kuseian factional representa tion. It will be up to President Wil son and tlx- American delegates to de<-lde whether they wish to have Bolshevik! and other Slav agent* present! heir |>eace views at l*arla. M Plchon, French foreign minis ter, is reported to have rejected the Hrltiah proposal. viewing It aa a plan to have Itolxhevlkl delegates In the i>e«ce conference. This government has taken no po sition yet. The state department claimed It had no knowledge of a proposal to Include red delegate* in the session. IIV umeix MHKI.I.KTT (I nlteil I'ress Staff ( orrcKpojulenli PARIS. Jan. 13. Immediate of ficial inquiry by the allies into the actual state of affair* In Russia was predicted In certain official cir cle* today. It was hinted that such action was discussed at yesterday's meeting of the associated represent atives HriUsli influence was understood to Ih» Iwck of the idea for an in vestigation of the Russian problem. Such a probe would lie conducted by an allied commission and would t>e pushed as rapidly as possible. This commission would repoft back directly to the peace conference. The plan had materialised to a point whore i>o*Mib)o members of the American contingent were tWng dis* cussed. William Howard Taft and Klihu Root were among the names mentioned. It wu impossible #to learn what mm were being consid ered for Hritiah membership. WASHINGTON. Jan. 13Senator Hiram Johnson. California, today in troduce a resolution putting the sen* on record a* favoring speedy withdrawal of the American troops from Kunsia. "It i* the sense of the senate." said the resolution, "that American troopa be withdrawn a* aoon a* practice ble." Johnson announced he will call it up later thia week and demand ac tion on it. PADEREWSKI IS HIT BY BULLET OKNKVA, Jan. I.V —lgnace Jan Padercwskl was slightly wounded when several shots were fired Into his hotel room at Warsaw, a Warsaw dispatch reported today. Twenty Bol shevikl were said to have been ar rested In connection with the shoot* ing. l*adorewskl has born in Warsaw for several days conferring with po litical leaders in an attempt to form a government representing all par* ties. In Panr.lff, on his way to War saw, the Hermans attempted to pre vent him from going to Posen. After he arrived ut Posen, and while he was asleep in a hotel, a crowd of Germans fired on a para do of children who were marching in honor of Paderewskl. Two of the children were killed and several of the bullets struck the window of the room occupied by Mr. Paderewski. Belgium Wants to Get German Land* HHI'SSKLS, .Tan. 13. —Belgian dep uties. returning from an official in spection of the battlefields, propose that c.ormany be forced to cede to Belgium a sone e<iual in area to the devastated country. Montenegro and Serbia tto Unite STOCKHOLM. Jan. 13. -The Swedish government has been noti fied by the Serbian minister that Serbians, Croatian* and Slovians in Austria-Hungary would unite with Serbia, and that a single govern ment would be formed by Serbia and Montenegro. Cieorge P. IJstnuui. proprietor ol the Trade Prlntery, at SS Jackson St., had been reappointed by Mayor Ole Hannon as a member of the I'ivU .service confmis.sion.