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K ISLAND ARGUS:
A Western Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People
PRICE FIVE CENTS. I
SIXTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 24.
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1919 FOURTEEN PAGES.
A8SOCIATTD P&ES9 LEASED WOE.
MKMBEB AUDIT BUEEAU OF CIRCULATIONS.
THE
S0
Chicago Wet Blowout Nipped by Court CLOTURE
GOMES HOME
TO FIND HIS
FAMILY DEAD
Moline Man Discovers His
Wife and Children in
Gas-Filled Room.
When Arthur V. Eckerman, sales
man at Shallene Bros, furniture
home at 1927 Thirteenth street, Mo
line, at 6:30 o'clock last night, he
found his wife and two little chil
dren, Vincent, aged 6, and Bernice,
dren, Vincent, aged 6, and Bernice,
of the floor of his gas-filled living
room. The windows were closed,
the house airtight, and four . gas
burners in the kitchen stove were
pouring forth the poisonous fumes
which had brought' death to his
family.
A enrniiAr'n Inrv th mnrnlnv re
turned a verdict of suicide in the
death of Mrs. Eckermann and of
homicide in those of the two chil
dren, finding that the mother turn
ed on the gas "with the intention
of destroying her own life and that
of the two children." The tragedy
appears to be' the culmination of
sickness, domestic unhsppiness and
mental derangement. '
Leaves Ho Explanation.
,'. Mrs. Eckermann left no explan
atory' note. She did not act In an
unusual manner when -her hus
band left home yesterday morning.
According to evidence presented at
the inquest, the children went to
their death quietly. The mother
apparently put her baby and little
girl to sleep, turned on the gas and
then laid down between them.
Dr. M. S. Dondsnville. who was
called by neighbors, stated that
the baby probably had been dead
for about six hours when the fath
er came home. The mother and
son, he said, probably had been
dead about three hours. The chil-
rMi wr dremied In thctlr heat
ciuinri una me muuier hibo wh
clad in her best attire. The grief-
stricken husband and father de
clined to discuss the affair at any
length.
Mr. Eckermann is employed as
clerk in the Shallene Bros, furni
ture store. He was born and rear
ed in Moline, and with the excep
tion of about five years spent in
Waterloo, Iowa, lived here his en
tire life. He is a brother to Oscar
A. Eckermann, chief architect for
Deere 4 Co.
Sought Medical Id,
"I have had some very difficult
' times with my wife." said Mr. Eck
' ermsnn, when called to testify by
Coroner Maberry. "She had seem
ed pecnliar and in my mind she at
times seemed insane. On several
occasions I had thought of calling
medical attention for my wife, but
n nun vinipni.iv nnnnHRn 1 1 ,nr
this reason I did not call a physi
cian. I have never heard her state
she would kill herself."
Mrs. Eckermann, according to
her sister, had been ill for manv
years, the sickness dating back to
the time the boy was born six
years ago. According to the neigh
bors. Mrs. Eckermann was a good
housekeeper, and always did her
work well. The house was kept in
a neat and attractive manner.
Members of the jury who Inquir
ed into the tragedy were George
E. Carlson, foreman; J. H. Bush
ong, G. E. Landee. H. M. Oldefest,
Richard Ross and Edward C. Pet
tit, ...
Funeral services will be held in
the Esterdahl chapel, 1216 Fifth
avenue, Moline, at 2:30 Sunday aft
ernoon. The mother and her two
children will be buried in River
side cemetery. ' Services will be
pTivate and for members of the
family only.'
Mrs. Eckermann, whose maiden
name was Florence Charlotte Han
, son. was born Jan. 15, 1S84, In
Gencseo. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Erick Hanson of
Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Surviving her
are the widower, her parents, four
sisters, Mrs. G. J. Kennedy, La
Porte City, Iowa; Mrs. W. L. Wil
aon, Seattle, Wash.; Mrs. Albert
Bloomqulst, Cedar Rapids, Iowa;
Mrs. M. M. Eckwall, Kewanee, 111.;
two brothers, Paulus Hanson, Mar
tin Hanson, both of Cedar Rapids.
Bernice Virginia Eckermann was
eoi
,rVtl
rn March 9, 1919, in Moline. Joe
Vincent Eckermann was born Oct
6, 1913. in Moline.
ARREST DOZEN AT
SCOTT'S RUN MINE
Morgantown, W. Va., Nov. 15.
Department of Justice agents, with
eight deputy sheriffs, today aires;
ed 12 members of the Scott's Run
local of the I. W. W. They were
brought here and placed in Jail.
: , . ; '-jl;-;. -- .',.---"- '
PRINCE'S VISIT
SMOOTHED WAY
OF DIPLOMATS
Many Americans Got a
More Agreeable Im
pression of Royalty. '
BY DAVID LAWEEJiCE.
(Special to The Argue).
Washington, D. C, Nov. 15.
Visitj of royalty are hardly a novpng tO GlttZle 20,000,-
euy in wasningion since me Eur
opean war began but there is an
especial significance in the tojourn
of the Prince of Wales at this time.
Coming at a moment when agita
tion by Irish sympathizers and de
bate by various members of the
United States on the whole range
of British influence in the
world has been unsparing in its
criticism, the entry or a future
king of England meant delicate
treading.
Tet Edwana. Princs of Wales,
leaves Washington with a verdict
of distinct success. No longer
must there be sleepless nights for
the diplomats who probably wor
ried a good deal from the moment
the Intention of the prince to visit
America became known. The mis
sion on which the prince came to
return the visit of President Wil
son and get closer to the American
people and their government has
been gracefully executed..
Easy of Manner.
The prince met Republicans and
Democrats at the official receptions
and dinners, those who favor and
those who oppose a partnership of
nations, and it cannot be denied
that more than a few of our offi
cial folk were pleasantly surprised
at the thoroughly democratic man
ner and magnetic ways of the young
prince. He looked a typical. Ox
ford graduate and. his conversation
revealed' a - remarkable familiarity
with,. American affaire and institu
tions. He was not the kind of
prince one reads about a Stiff,
monocled, overdressed, haughty,, or
superior sort of person. He was a
simple, straight-forward, laughing
eyed, good-natured individual-, who
hobnobbed with officials, diplomats,
correspondents, and folks general
ly in the national capital, in a
spirit of genuine fellowship.
xnose wno are unfamiliar with
the democracy of British institu
tions and the detachment of the
royal family from a part in the
foreign or domestic policies of the
emnire were nrenarad ta km tha
royaP ego well pronounced In the
person of the prince of Wales. But
instead they saw a modest, retir
ing, shy young man who seemed
as one watched him delighted at
the ease and freedom with which it
was possible for him to mingle
with Americans. If he has ever
been uncomfortable over the bur
dens of official formality , abroad,
he seemed to revel in the utter in
formality of the reception he got
m the national capital.
Was Carefully Planned.
Visits like that of the prince of
Wales are arranged only after the
most thoughtful consideration on
the part of those interested in see
ing that the right kind of impres
sion is made for the country as a
whole. There were no doubt those
In England who wondered If the
young prince should visit America
at a time when the League of Na
tions was on the. boards. But the
belief was that the treaty would be
out of the way before October, any
way, and so the prince went to
Canada first. His tour there was
unquestionably a success, for it has
admittedly strengthened the bonds
between the dominion and the
mother country, a bond that had
been slightly weakened by misun
derstandings during the war.
The future king of England had
in many respects a much more dif
ficult task than the king of the
Belgians. With respect . to Bel
glum there had been an outpouring
of sympathy for the little country
that bravely withstood the German
onslaught and a large meed of
praise for the heroism of the mon
arch himself. The young prince of
Wales had to face a traditional
tendency to be indifferent to things
English and to regard English roy
alty as undemocratic and unrepre
sentative of the march of modern
republicanism. The downfall of all
kings and princes had been a fa
vorite subject tor the war orators
and speakers on both sides of the
political aisle in congress didn't
always make an exception to that
generalization.
Fond of Their Balers.
.Since the League of Nations de
bate has progressed in the senate
coincidentally with those develop
ments in internal Europe which re
veal rather strikingly the difficulty
in making the world over in a year
or so, there has been a sliding back
to realities. And a part of this, as
observed in Washington, for in
stance. Is to recognise facts and
institutions as they are. Those
who - were predicting at the out
break of the war that not a crown
would be left in 'Europe are now
awakening to the realization that
Europe Is fond of its royalty and
all the orders and customs that ac
company it But the distinctly
friendly way In which Washington
FALTER OVER
FINDING IM
WRIT APPEAL
000 Gallons Go Awry
As a Result.
Chicago,1 I1L, Nov. 15. Federal
Judges Carpenter and FitzHenry
announced today that 'their deci
sions on the injunction proceed
ings, brought by Chicago and Pe
oria, 111., liquor dealers to restrain
federal officials from enforcing the
provisions of the war time prohibi
tion law will not be delivered until
some time next week. They said
they had been unable to complete
their decision and that it probably
would be handed down next Tues
day or Wednesday.
The court rooms were crowded
with wet and dry leaders and at
torneys when Judge Carpenter
mad 3 the announcement
Disappoints Many.
"We have not been able to con
clude our labors and it will be early
next week before the decision is
ready," said Judge Carpenter.
Chicago saloonkeepers who had
anticipated a favorable ruling to
day had made elaborate arrange
ments for resuming business at
once. ' -
They were surprised at the de?
lay m the conn's' ruling and were
not nearly at confident that the de
cision when It la delivered, will be
in their flavor. " - .r
All Arrangements Made.
Hundreds of saloonkeepers had
applied for renewal of liquor 11-
ienses, transportation had been ar
ranged for 20,000,000 gallons of
whisky, reservations made at
downtown cafes and cabarets and
all other arrangements fixed for a
celebration in anticipation of a
favorable "wet" decision by Judges
Carpenter and FitzHenry for an in
junction to stop enforcement of the
war-time prohibition law.
Applied to Bnt One.
On the other hand, District At
torney Clyne asserted there would
"be no celebration" even in the
"unexpected event that the decision
goes against the government
Should the injunction be issued,
said Mr. Glyne, it would apply only
to sales by the one Chicago con
cern involved, the Hannah Sc. Hogg
company. -Any others who "tilt the
ltd" would be arrested immediately,
ne added.
Panama Wakes Up.
Panama, Friday, Nov. 14. An
nouncement today that prohibition
had gone into effect in the canal
zone through the Volstead act cre
ated consternation. It had been
expected that prohibition would
not become effective until January.
Today 's Gridiron Battles
AtCrbana.
Urbana, 111., Nov. 15. Score end
first period: Illinois, 0; Michi
gan, 0. . i
Illinois outplayed the Wolverines
in the first period, the ball being
in the visitor's territory almost the
entire session. A forward pass di
rectly into the arms of a Michigan
man stopped a promising Illinois
mach for a touchdown at the start
of the quarter. Illinois gained fre
quently through the Michigan line
but the interchange of punts was
all in favor of Sparks, Michigan
funter.
In the second period, the Wol
verine line weakened under the
terrific line crashes of Crangle,
Sternaman and Walquist and a
steady march down the field result
ed in an Illinois touchdown. Wal
quist went over for the touchdown
and Ralph Fletcher booted an easy
goal. Score end second period: Il
linois, 10; Michigan, 0.
At Chicago.
Iowa, using forward passes,
gained a lead of one touchdown to
day in the first period of the game
with Chicago. - '
A. Devine carried the ball over
tor the first touchdown for Iowa
on a beautiful pass. G. Devine
missed the goal. ,
Score end first quarter: . Iowa,'
6; Chicago, 0.
Score end second period: Iowa,
tj; Chicago, 6.
Chicago started the second per
iod with a driving attack and work-
received the prince of Wales was
more than a mark of tolerant re
spect for European institutions it
was a tribute to the engaging per
sonality of 1 Edward, prince of
Wales. ,
PRICE SET Oil
SUGAR AND U. S.
WILL CONTROL
Department of Jostle Arts Under
War Powers to Prevent
Skyrocketing.
Washington, Nov. 15. A maxi
mum wholesale price of 10 cents
a pound for all beet sugars has
been established by the department
of Justice. - ,
Chicago, Nov. 15. Sugar is no
longer a federal outlaw among
foods. ''.
It was brought back into the fold '
and again- made subject to govern
ment price restrictions in Washing
ton last night, and its maximum
price in Chicago was tentatively
set at 13 cents per pound retail. ..
The basic wholesale price, which
will put beet sugar on the Chicago
market at between 12 and 13 cents
to the consumer, was ' fixed at a
conference between Howard Figg,
special assistant attorney general
in charge of food prices, and rep
resentatives of leading sugar re
finers, who had sought an increase
over the old government price on
the ground that they could not
make a reasonable profit .
Plan Slstrtbntion Board.
Plans are being considered in
Washington for the creation of a
sugar distribution committee to sit
in Chicago and to have complete
control of all beet sugar distribu
tion in the west Cane sugar is
supposed to supply the eastern
section, while Chicago and the west
depends on beet sugar from, Colo
rado and other western fields dur
ing the winter.- ' "V
May Release Supply.
Federal regulation of the refin
ers' price is expected to result in
the immediate release of the sugar
supply in the west and early relief
for the serious sugar shortage in
Chicago. It is believed that be
cause of the different prices charg
ed formerly by refiners and their
protests that they could not make
a fair profit at 10 cents a pound,
a large, part of the available beet
supply has been held in the west.
Government action practically
stops refiners' competition, it is
pointed out, and sugar will start
moving to Chicago as fast as cars
can be obtained for its shipment
EXPECTS TO PUSH
ON WEST WITH BIG
BOMBING AIRPLANE
Mount Jewett, Pa,, Nov. 15.
Conditions being good. Vice Ad
miral Kerr, commanding the Hand-ley-Page
airplane which left Min
eola yesterday for Chicago and was
compelled to land here, will take
the air again this afternoon for
Cleveland. There, a supply of oil
and gasoline will be taken on, and
It the weather holds, the flight to
Chicago will be continued.
ed the ball to Iowa's three-yard
line. i ;
, Graham, quarterback for Chi
cago, went around right end for
a touchdown. Higgins missed goal,
leaving the score tied.
AfKew Haven.
Final score: -. Princeton. It:
Tale, 6.
" At Syracuse.
Second period: - Syracuse. 6:
Colgate, 0.
At Boston.
Second period: 'Dartmouth,' 6:
Brown, 0.
- At Madison.
Second period: Ohio State, 0;
Wisconsin, 0.
At Cambridge.
Second period: Harvard, 0:
Tufts, 0. , v
At Evanston.
Second period; Indiana. 2:
Northwestern, 0.
At Ithiea.
Second perio; Penn State. 13:
Cornell, 0.
At Philadelphia.
Second period; Pennsylvania, 3;
Pittsburgh, 3.
HOPE STEAMER IS
SAFE IN A HARBOR
Sault Ste Mario, M'ch., Nov. 15.
the hours ysssed without
"vo '"l from the iakt steamer- join
Oveu. marines hero dung to thi
boiie today that the oie carrier hid
vyt into one of the inmerous har
bors tet ween ibe Soc and Kewca
naw I oint and on.-idceo the storm
tUit tor three days has lasbe l
Like Superior into a sea of moun
tainous .waves, scenrapanied by a
i-.ran'rg snowstovm. -
tlifc Owen carried a crew of 20
anc vaa last ahted Wednesday.
HEAR ISSUES
FOR CENTRAL
REGION FIRST
Miners nd Operators,
After Wrangle, Get
, Down to Business.
, Washington, Nov. 15. After a
long wrangle today representatives
of the coal operators and miners
in conference here agreed to take
up settlement of wage and labor
conditions in the central compsti
tive field after they had -failed to
agree on considering a national
scale as first proposed. .
. Calls Scale Committee. -
Adjourning the general confer
ence. Secretary Wilson then sum
moned the scale committees of the
central competitive field to meet
at 2:30 p. m. today to negotiate a
new wage agreement
Operators from districts outside
the central competitive field will
meet at the same hour to deter
mine whether the agreement of the
central competitive field will be ac
cepted as a basis for outlying dis
tricts. Washington, Nov. 15. Accept
ance without qualification by the
mine workers of Secretary of Labor
Wilson's proposal . for negotiation
of a nation-wide wage scale agree
ment was announced at the confer
ence today by John L. Lewis, act
ing president of the.' United Mine
Workers of America.
"We come in good faith In an
honest endeavor to reconcile diffi
culties. President Lewis said, "and
you Mr. Secretary, representing the;
goverment. propose a plan which
we accept, not because it is the best
plan but because the public has
been told for weeks that it the plan
the operators wanted."
Heed Mere Pay.
President Lewis sharply denied
charges of bad faith over the coal
strike and the negotiations and
William Green, secretary-treasurer
of the mine workers' union took ex
ception to Secretary Wilson's
statement of Friday that a 60 per
cent increase in coal miners' wages
was impossible. Green said that
the federal government should see
that the miners got that much In
crease to allow them an American
standard of living.
Wants Central to Settle It
Speaking on behalf of the operat
ors outside the central competitive
field, F. W. Lukings, president of
the Southwestern Interstate Coal
Operators' association, proposed
returning to the old policy of al
lowing the basic scale to be nego
tiated by the operators and miners
in the central competitive field.
Because outlying operators are
not organized, Mr. Lukings said
time would not be wasted, but that
"public interest in an early settle
ment makes it desirable to continue
as in the past"
Charges Bad Faith.
Mr. Lukings' statement immed
iately brought from Mr. Lewis a
charge of bad faith.
Charging that the operators in
the outlying districts had led min
ers and the public to believe that
(Continued on Page Four.)
Bolshevist "Ambassador" Is
Held for Radical Activities
New York, Nov. 15. Ludwig C
A. K. Martens, who styles himself
ambassador to the United States
from the soviet government of Rus
sia, was arrested here today by
deputy sheriffs and a corporal of
the state constabulary after he had
been adjudged In contempt of the
joint legislative committee investi
gating radical activities.
Martens had been subpoenaed to
appear before the committee 'at
10:30 a. m. today and directed to
Bring with him certain papers. In
stead he notified the .committee by
No Immediate Settlement
of Railroad Wage Issues
- Washington, Nov. 15. Hope for
an immediate settlement of de
mands for the four great brother
hoods vanished today when fur
ther session of the conference be
tween Director-General Hines and
the brotherhood -heads were, post
poned indefinitely. . t
No official statement was made
but Ait was .understood no agree-
'ment could be reached on the prin
ciple of time and a half for over
time in road .service of trainmen.
i Several minor questions also re -
MINERS STICK,
THEY SAY, TILL
HELL FREEZES
Pay for a Buy Two Weeks Just Be.
fere the Strike Encourages Them
to Hold Oat.
Springfield. III.. Nov. 15. 111!
nois soft coal miners were encour
aged to continue their strike today
by the receipts of pay envelopes
for two weeks ending Nov. 1, held
back by operators under their
wage rules. '
Operators here estimated that
the money paid to the mine work
ers for the half-month period,
when production was speeded up
in anticipation of the mine tieup.
wnnlri annrnritnntB IS Ann 000 Thev 1 j '.!-
JZXFlZ&W scialists t0T the Purpose of ,
CZIi T: ?r r.ir- f.;
two weeks, amounting to 4,000,000
- " - , . . ,
age of the cost per ton paid into
the pockets of the miners, includ
ing diggers, day-men and all other
union mine workers.
The highest pay for a digger em
ployed by the Springfield district
coal mining company for the two
weeks was $188.45 net. Three
men earned more than $160, and
the pay ranged to a point below
$100..
Field reports to miners' head
quarters today indicated a stand
pat attitude against any resump
tion of work until something tan
gible is offered by the joint scale
committee in the way of a new
agreement ,
. Walt TIH Hell Freeses."
At a meeting last night in Riv
erton, Sangamon county, mine
workers declared in resolutions
they would not return to work un
til a satisfactory agreement was
signed, "even if that time should
be long enough to insure that hell
be transformed into a frozen
pond.'
The resolutions condemned Fed
eral Judge A. B. Anderson for is
suing the mandate forcing miners'
officials to rescind the strike call.
EX BROTHERHOOD
OFFICIAL, SICK,
COMMITS SUICIDE
Springfield. 111., Nov. 15. A. D.
Burbank, former legislative chair
man of railroad brotherhoods in
Illinois, took his life by drowning
here early today.
No motive could be assigned by
his family except that he had been
in ill health. The body was found
in a park reservoir after it was dis
covered that Mr. Burbank had left
his bed some time in the course of
the early morning.
Until recently Mr. Burbank had
served as superintendent of the
Springfield branches of the Illinois
free employment bureau. He re
signed to go. into business.
BRITISH RAILWAY
WORKERS ACCEPT
PART IN CONTROL
London, Nov. 15. It is under
stood that the executive of the na
tional union of railwaymen virtu
ally has agreed to approve the gov
ernment proposal that the men ac
cept membership in the committee
management of the railways, and
that joint control of the railways
is a certainty in the immediate
future.
letter that he would decline to rec
ognize its authority on the ground
that he was an ambassador from
the soviet government and he
claimed that all communications
between himself and his govern
ment were privileged.
Neither Martens nor the soviet
government of Russia has ever
been officially recognized by the
United States. When he came to
this country several months ago
he announced that his purpose was
to foster trade relations between
business men of America and those
of soviet Russia.
mained unsolved because they
have a direct bearing on the over
time question.
The brotherhood leaders may
meet with members of the director-general's
staff during the early
part of next week. '
The director general's recent
statement that the discussions
were entirely amicable was reiter-
ated today. Union leaders heid out
uuiw tor an agreement wnicn
wouio meet tne demands of their
constituents to a large extent
FORFIRSTTIUl HISTORY,
TO END TREATY DISCUSSION
BUILD FIRE TO
WARM GERMAN
NATIONAL SOUP
Majority Socialists Aroused by Be-;
actionary Tide Hindenburg
Brings Wit Him.
Berlin, Nov. 15. (Via London). 1
Three mass meetings have been .
nn 1 1 nA flw inmrwmw kv tha Main..
"rousing the police authorities from
lI. V-
It is declared an at-
presence of Field Marshal Von Hin
denburg as "a fire on which the
German national soup can be
brought to a boil.
Storm Meeting.
Demonstrators last night storm
ed a meeting arranged by Mathias
Erzberger, vice premier and min
ister of finance, at which speeches,
favoring the League of Nations ,
ed in confusion, the audience sing
ing Imperial and national songs.
Demonstrations, chiefly by stu
dents, cheered Von Hindenburg
and General Ludendorff yesterday
and raised cries of "Hoch" for for
mer Emperor William and the old
empire. . . .
BOLSHEVISTS SAID .
TO HAVE EFFECTED
CAPTURE OF OMSK
London, Nov. 15. Omsk, capital
of the all-Russian government, has
been occupied by the Russian bol
shevik!, a Moscow official com
munique received here today as
serts. London, Nov. 15. The eastern
coast of the Black Sea from Yel
enzhik to Sochy has been seized by
an insurgent army of' 7,000 men
operating in the rear of the forces
of General Denikine, the anti-bol-sheviki
leader on the southwest
front, according to a wireless dis
patch from Petrograd. Soviets
have been formed the dispatch
adds.
The insurgents captured Mario-
pol, Berdiansk and Alexandrovsk.
General Denikine has allotted
troops to suppress the rising.
General Denikine has given or
ders for the evacuation of Kiev,
the Ukrainian press bureau an
nounced this afternoon. The
Ukrainians, it was asserted, had
cut Denikine's railway communica
tions with the city.
GRANGER PUZZLE
OVER INVITATION
FROM LABOR MEN
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 15.
A wjde divergence of views was
apparent today among delegates to
the convention of the National
Grange over the question of accep
tanca of organized labor's invita
tion to the national labor confer
ence, called by leaders of the
American Federat'on of Labor. The
committee, to which the matter was
referred, was to present its findings
late today. Some delegates predict
ed a minority report. The fore
noon session was devoted to secret
work by the high priests of Dem
eter. CONVICT BREAKS
BACK TRYING TO
WIN HIS LIBERTY
Jefferson City, Mo., Nov. 15. One
convict escaped from the state pen
itentiary here this! morning and
another fell off a 30-foot wall and
broke his back in an attempt to
escape, while three prison guards
rained a fusillade of revolver bul
lets at them.
Ira Perry of Kansas City, Mo.,
serving a two-year term, got away.
Harry Funk, a bank rolber from
Audrian county, fell from the wall.
The Weather
Fair tonight and Sunday and
probably Monday. Rising tempera
ture with lowest tonight slightly
below freezing. r
Highest yesterday .36; lowest last
night .21 .
Velocity of wind, 8 miles per
hour. , .; ;
Precipitation, none. ' -12
n. 7p.m. 7a.m.
yester. yester. today
..32 29 s 24
.-26 24 22
..42 45 74
Dry bulb
Wet bulb
i Relative bum
River stage, 7.1, with a fall of 4
J in the last 24 hours
J. M. SHERIER, Meteorologist.
RULE, IN EFFECT
Expected Result Will Be
to Bring Final Vote
in a Week.
Washington, Nov. 15. A cloture'
to shut down debate on the peace'
! treaty was adopted today in the
senate, 78 to 16.
The action.' invoking cloture for
the first time In the senate's his
tory, resulted in an immediate
sneedine un of the reservation nro-
eram. the next reservation on the
committee list, being adopted with-
' in one minute without debate or a
m one minute Wlinoui aeoaie or I
roll caJ1. related to mandates.
Power In Congress.
The text of the reservation adopt
ed, follows:
"No mandate shall be accepted,
by the United States under article
22, part 1, or any other provision
of the treaty of peace with 'Ger
many, except by action of the con- ,
gress of the United States."
Unite for Cloture.
Republican and Democratic lead
ers voted together for the cloture,
wWch meang that mta the treaty
is disposed of ho senator may
speak in all more than one hour.
It was estimated that the step
would bring final action within a
week.
The vice president further held
that the rejection of one resolution
of ratification would not under the
cloture prevent another being
brought up in the hope of a com
promise if the senate majority de
sired It
Those against adoption of the
cloture were:
Republicans: Borah, Brandegee,
France, Gronna, Johnson (Cel.),
Knox, LaFolle'.te, McCormtck, Pen
rose, Polndexter and Sherman, i
Democrats: Gore, King, Pomer
ene. Reed and Shields.
A parliamentary Jam ensued
when Vice President Marshall un
dertook to state his conclusions of
his cloture rule. Senator LaFol-
lette. . Republican, Wisconsin, made
a point of order, contending that
the chair should support the mo
tion. Take Wallop at LaFollette.
The objection was overruled.
Senator LaFollette appealed from
the decision and Senator Ashhurst
Democrat Arizona, moved to lay
the appeal on the table.
Senator LaFollette's effort to cut
off the vice president's ruling waa
tabled, 62 to 30, all of the latter be
ing east by Republicans, while 18 -Republicans
joined the Democrats
in sustaining the vice president
Makes 'Em Stutter. I
Time taken for parliamentary 3n-, ."
qulrles, or, in fact, any time under ;
a minute, was not counted against '
senators. Increased speed in - discussing
amendments was distinctly notice- '.
able, senators speaking so fast that ' -"
at times they stuttered. .
Included Own RonnrinriM- - -
The committee reservation relat-V
ing to domestic questions then was
adopted. f !
An amendment by Senator Hale,
Republican, Maine, to the commit-
tee reservation so as to make It in
clude questions regarding boon- V
darles of the United States and Ita -possessions,
was adopted 52 to. 40, -with
party lines on both side dl- '
vlded.
Taking up the committee's Morf
roe doctrine reservation the senate
voted down 51 to 43 a substitute by -Hitchcock
to declare the doctrine "
in no way "impaired or affected" by .
the treaty. Only two Democrats,' '.
Reed, Missouri, and Shields,. Tea
nessee stood with the Republicans'" - ,
for the committee draft -' - s- 15 '
Another substitute for the com-1. :
mittee s Monroe doctrine reserve-
tion, offered by Pittman, Nevada,
proposing that the United States -reserve
for its disposal any quea- '
tion raised under the Monroe doc-:
trine, also was voted down, 62 to 12. V
Adopted 63 to S3.
The committee's Monroe doctrine -reservation
was adopted by a vote v :
of 65 to 33.
The roll call revealed the great- ? ,
est Democratic Etrength yet shown' '
for any part of the reservation' .
program, nine Democrats voting
for adoption. They were:
Chamberlain, Oregon; Gore. Ok
lahoma; Kirby, Arkansas; Owen,, -.
Oklahoma; - Reed, Missouri;
Shields, Tennessee; Thomas, Colo- .
rado; Trammell, Florida,: and
Walsh, Massachusetts.
On to Shantung.
The Shantung reservation was
adopted without change.
A substitute by Senator Pittman.
Democrat, Nevada, was defeated 50
to 39. - . . - r
On the Shantung reservation the:
vote was 53 to 41. Five Democrats,
Gore, Reed, Shields, Thomas and ,
Walsh, Massachusetts, voted with,
the Republicans for adoption and
one Republican, McCumber, voted
with the opposing Democrat,

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