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f f -l" ROCK ISLAND ARGUS; A Western Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People g , r -.P. , -SIXTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 25. ASSOCIATKD FUH UAID Will. MONDAY NOVEMBER 17, 491 9 FOURTEEN PAGES. MEKBEft AUDIT BU&XMJ OF CIBCCLATIOMS. -; PRICE FIVE CENTS. u uwu THE fq1 m w7 A tTP o) c fl m frD ITP rpfr U U Wl IU U LJ LTU t listless Might TALK WAY TO HERS LOAF Only in Few Places Do - Men Make Move to . : Return to Work. Pltsbnrgh, Pa, Nov. Im partial resumption of opera tion in the Pittsburgh coal field was reported today with -the announcement that about one. half of the union mine ia . the Punxsutawney neld were producing cosX, Washington, Nov. 17. The con ference of wage scale committees in the central competitive bitumin-! ova coal field was postponed today! at the request of the operators, who) were not ready to submit a counter proposal to the demands received, trom the miners Saturday. . Meantime , the committee of the operators waa framing a reply. It was said the question of the re newal of work by the miners was one of the matters to be brought up by the operators. Go Back In Wyoming. - Wyoming miners and operators have reached a settlement satisfac tory to both parties and the mins will be 'reopened at once, according to a telegram from P. J. Quealy, preaident of the - Wyoming Cool Operators' association, received ta-: day by Secretary Wilson. The Anil contract la the Wyoming field is to be based on the agreement reached in the Central competitive field, Mr. Quealy sald.- . . . Ask Mandate Enforcement. Operators In the soft coal Indus try today considered calling upon the department of Justice to en force more vigorously the federal court mandate- against the striking miners and to force resumption of ork In those districts where -the men walked out Nov. 1, last. The government has not done its full duty in merely requiring the withdrawal of the strike order, sev eral operators declared, pointing out that a general stoppage of pro duction of coal 'In: many of the mines employing union labor. ' ' Notices of the withdrawal of the strike order were sent out on plain paper In stead of official stationery and without the organization seal and faclmile signatures of the of ficers of the United Mine Workers of America, it ajas said.. -Both Sides Expected Change. - ' Chicago, m., Nov. 17. While operators and union leaders had predicted resumption today of min ing on a large scale in the bitumin ous coal fields of the country where more than 400,000 miners have been on strike for 16 days, only in West Virginia were both sides confident bat all the men" would be back at work during the day. In the other large producing fields the men showed a disposition in most cases to await further re sults of the conference at Washing ton of operators and union officials over a new wage agreement before returning to work. . ; Lightlesa Nights Again I In the meantime a threatened coal shortage in the . middle west has caused the regional coal commit tees to consider means of conserv ing fuel. ' -In Indiana an order prepared by the public service commission re vhring light less nights and heatless days of war-time, is to go into ef fect.' tonight, as a means of pre serving coal supplies. The rail road administration today took off a dozen local passenger trains on the Chicago, Milwaukee & St Paul railroad here and at Milwaukee. . It waa also said by members of the fkel committee that unless produc tion la resumed on r. larger scale within a abort time it will be neces sary to cut off coal from non-essential industries. Ne Break la Illinois. .Springfield, 111., Nov. 17. Soft coal miners in Illinois were Idle again today in furtherance of their strike for higher wages and shorter hours. - The third week of the tie-up ap parently found the mine workers la this state determined to stay out til assured of a satisfactory wage agreement, despite the order ef their officials rescinding the strike call under court compulsion. , Some operators had held to. the opinion that there might be a breaking away from the strike of a few miners with the opening of the present week, but early indications did not bear out this belief. . 4v7"-"'"-' - Iadlana late. '.''. Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 17. No nloa miners returned to work, In the Indiana bituminous boat fields today. It was generally conceded today SAVECOALAS AGE 100 YEARS; ODD FELLOWS CELEBRATING Thousands At Opening of ? Meeting at State Cap ital Springfield, 111., Nov. 17. Chief interest in the annual meeting of Illinois Odd Fellows which began here today centered in the celebra tion of the order's 100th anniver sary. Part of the 6,000 delegates to the deliberations of the : grand lodge, grand encampment, and the Rebekah assembly were here this morning for the preliminaries of organization. A pageant and parade are in cluded in the exercises arranged to commemorate the centennial of the lodge. - Question of internal adminis tration will occupy the business meetings, it was announced by Grand Secretary John H. Sikes. RAILROADMEN CONSIDER HlflES' LATEST OFFER New Plan Proposes to Beatedy It. equities Suffered by Craws 1 . e of Slow Freights. ;. : : . oi ins iour rauroaa Drotnernoous met here today to consider Direc-; tor General Hines' offer of overtime i payment on stow freight-service; They hope to be able to give an an swer within a week. r' - ' , Those attending the conference included W. G. Lee of the train men, Timothy Shea of the fire men ' and" enginemeri. Warren 8. Stone of the engineers and L. E. Shepard of the conductors. "..Has Hew Plan. ' Director General Hines has of fered overtime payment in an un usual way and the offer requires consideration for that reason,. Mr: Lee said. Railroaders receive a day's pay' for each 100 miles they make within eight hours. Most of them complete their runs in that time, while those completing their runs in less time receive full eight hours' pay.' s - - . - Where more than eight hours is consumed- railroaders have . only been paid at the regular rate for eight hours and Mr. Hines view is that this should be adjusted in fair ness to slow-freight men, Mr.: Lee declared. FRENCH VOTERS GIVE RADICALS A SOUND TROUNCING Paris, Nov. 17. (By the Asso ciated Press). Returns from Sun day's elections for the chamber of deputies thus far received show the conservatives, nationalists. . and moderates tar in the lead, these parties winning 191 seats in the 06 constituencies for which com plete figures have been received. The extreme Socialists received a severe setback throughout the .country and in general the Social ists suffered the defeat of many of their leaders. .Pierre Renaudel, leader of the majority Socialists ; Jean Longuet, leader of the minor ity Socialists;-. Henry Franklin Bouillon, 'the radical Socialist, chairman of the foreign relations committee of the. chamber of dep uties, who has urged rejection of the peace treaty and Pierre Brlzon were beaten.- The returns show a gain of 46 seats for the moderates and a loss of 16 for the extremists. by members of the Indiana . coal operators association that no coal will be mined In district 11 until an agreement is reached in Wash ington. . - ";' i 0"t West Virginia.- , Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 17. In spite of 'predictions by leaders of the striking miners that the men would return to wora today, re ports reaching the Kanawha Coal Operators association this morning showed few additional miners add ed to working forces and no active mines added to last week's list "The union officials aeem to have lost control of their men," said D. E. Kennedy, secretary of the asso ciation. "Despite the promises of Mr. Keeney, district president of the United Mine Workers and other officials that the men would return to work today we note littIo Im provement In the situation." , Work ! Petenuwv . : Cumberland, Md., Nov. 17. There was a general resumption oT min ing In the upper 'Potomac and Georges Creek coal fields today, ac cording to the statement of leading operatora hera, s and Meatless POETIIASTIIE IVIIOLE COAST Id HIS POWER DAnnunzio Supreme to Cettinje and Tittoni a ' Wants to Quit. . Fiume, Sunday, Nov. 15. (By the Associated Press.) Gabriele d'Annunzio's latest exploit appears to have- made him master of the entire Dalmatian coast. It secured the adherence to his side, it has developed, of Admiral Mtllo, com mander, of the Italian occupational forces - in Dalmatia, thus giving d Annunzio a continuous command from the Austro-Italian armistice line north of Fiume, and south ward to Ragusa, Just to the north of Cettinje, covering' all the ap proaches to the Dalmation coast Four warships, including a dread- naught and four torpedo boat de stroyers, have been added to the d'Annunzio naval command, giv ing him a formidable weapon with which to maintain , his present position. 4 1 1 , i ; Swears Loyalty. ' Flume, Saturday. Nov. I5.-Ad-miral Millo, the Italian commander of . the Dalmation occupational forces, has gone over to the cause of d'Annunzio, swearing complete loyalty to the poet and declaring that not one Italian soldier wlH leave soli tnciuaea in -tne patt oi London. "' . - . - .' Admiral Millo wrote to Premier Nittl informing him of his action. The premier replied: . "I am not astonished at. the lat est d'Annunzio enterprise. How ever, I am sorry for your action." It is announced d'Annunzio will occupy all of Istria, including- the sections Foreign Minister Tittoni proposes - shall comprise an inde- pendent state. - .t Back in Flume. D'Annunzio returned here this morning from his expedition to Zara on the Dalmatian coast. . His arrival was the occasion for an enthusiastic-demonstration. He left a garrison at Zara commanded by one of bis officers. ; Tittoni Has Enough. Rome Sunday, Nov. 16. t By the Associated Press.) Foreign Min ister Tittoni has again expressed a desire to resign. He gives as pia reasons the state of his health and the complications beyond his con trol which- have arisen in the Adri atic situation. President Wilson's attitude on the Adriatic problem, which the foreign minister declares he has vainly done everything in his power to modify, is also men tioned. BRITISH ANXIOUS FOR GERMAN SHIPS THAT U. S. SI sized Paris, Nov. 17. The status of the Imperator and other German ships aggregating 170,000 tons, now in the possession of - the- United states, was discussed by the su preme council today. Great Britain has claimed that the' action of the . United States shipping board in retaining the ves sels violates the agreement in the council that they should be turned over to the British as soon as theyW had finished transporting American troops. , The British representatives' to day explained that England was crowded with men from the colon ies eager to return to their homes in various parts of the world but whose return was being delayed because the United States was re taining possession of German ships in her harbors. The council decided that the oil tank steamers Germany now is suri rendering, be taken to the Firth of Forth and entrusted to the guard ianship of Great Britain. PRESIDENT OUT FIRST TIME IN A WHEEL CHAIR Waahlngotn, Nor. 17. President Wilson was taken down stairs in a wheel chair today and rolled out on the White bouse lawn near the south portico, where he basked !n the sunshine) for-a short time. This was the arat. time, he' had left the White tiouse since his return from hie western tour on which he' was taken ill. - RACE NOT FOR ELEPHANT AND MULE OF OLD Going to Be Third Party . and Maybe Fourth in Field Next Year. ' BI DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus.) Washington, Nov., 17. President ial politics keeps on gathering mo mentum as the candidates, would be candidates and their friends and boosters in this vicinity begin working above and below the sur face toward the goal of 1920. But the fact that is bulking larger da'ly is the uncertainty that the fight will be between the Democratic and Re publican ' parties as such. Other factors, possibly an independent ticket altogether, are no longer scouted as purely theoretical. There is evidence that the waves of opin ion that are wafted' hither from the country 'over are not as solidly for the - Republican or Democratic parties, but are beginning to won- der if both have not outlived their usefulness. Campaigns begun by such publl- cations of as wide circulation as the Saturday Evening Post for an Independent candidate have at tracted the attentio of the politi cians and the demand for a busi ness executive, though , not neces sarily a representative of big busi ness, is being Interpreted by friends of tha various candidates as exactly the thing which their respective idols are qutllfled to do. Speak of Hoover. No small part of the movement for an Independent candidate and a man with the business sense to manage an institution like the gov ernment of the United States cornea from friend ..of- Herbert-Hoover. formeir."foodT administrator. And the manner ih which the suggestion is being acclaimed indicates that when the candidates are sifted and chosen, the name of Hoover, will remain. : :.::., .-. ... Friendliness to Hoover is to be found in both the ranks of the Democrats and Republicans not the party politicians but the inde pendents or progressives in each party. Mr. Hoover so far as known isn't particularly a Republican or Democrat. From the fact that he is a mining engineer ' and man of hjige enterprises. Republicans as sume that he must be of their party's viewpoint on domestic af fairs. From the 'fact that Mr. Hoover didnt hesitate to support the president's appeal for a Demo cratic congress last autumn and that he dldnt hesitate to say out spokenly that he favored the League of Nations, the Democrats have derived considerable satisfac tion. Some Democrats friendly to Mr. Hoover think that even if he were nominated on an independent ticket, be might get the endorse ment of the Democratic party. Have Similar Ideas. But this, as well as the general tendency at present to pick a" man irrespective of what the issues may be later, only reveals the general similarity of the Republican and Democratic parties. The party platforms exhibit little difference, and the opportunity for an inde pendent to make a campaign on the accumulated defects of both the (Continued on Page Three.) AOUILAR MERELY TRYING TO CLEAN - UP OLD CONTRACTS Mexico City, Sunday, Nov. 16. Denial that General Candido Agul Iar, Mexican foreign minister, went to Europe to negotiate new con tracts for munitions is made by Juan Barragon, cMef of staff for President Carranza. The state ment says his errand was to ar range with the factories in Bel gium and Spain either for ship ments of arms and munitions, or the return of money paid as initial payments on contracts entered into during the Diaz "and Huerta regimes. . The old contracts, adds the state ment called, for arms' and muni tions, now greatly advanced in price and the Mexican government, it says, merely wished to come- to an understanding regarding the fulfillment or non-fulfillment of these old agreements. . ' . - . .. j i The Weather ' i Fair tonight, Tuesday and Wed nesday, with not much change in temperature. Lowest tonight slightly above freezing. : . Highest yesterday, ' 63; lowest last night 34". velocity oi wind, miles per nour. r Precipitation, none. . - 12 tv 1 p. m. 7 a. m. . yester. y ester, today Dry . bulb 51 41 ' . 34 Wet bulb ......44 ; ' 45 33 ReL humidity ..66 " 64 -83 River stage 6.4, with a fall of .7 In the last 24 hours. - J. M. SHERIER, Meteorologlsi, $ . ,-k-t - -j Strike Is u Gome Two Can Play as New Yofk Milkmen Find Out New York, Nqr. 17. Milk driv ers whose recent threat of a strike won them an increase of pay and sent milk prices up, found a "con sumers' strike' in progress in many parts of this city this morn ing when they made early morning deliveries. . Hanging 'on doors ' of many homes and apartments were signs I. W. W. Collect Ground Capital Hates Them Morgantown, W. Va, Nov. 17. Miners in the northern counties of West Virginia were urged to Join the L W. W. because it is the "only revolutionary organization that -is bated by the capitalistic class." They were asked to pay an initia tion fee of $2 and monthly dues of 66 cents, but it they desired they ronld transfer their memberahin ftanx one "local" to any other : GAS GLOWS UP SNUFFING OUT SEVEN LIVES Cranking- Motor at Fniiag Station Cans of Disaster la Kaasae v Town. t " t Hays.--irjHfc,--" Nor. 11. Sere persons were killed: and 27 Injured, four probably fatally, when an at tempt to crank a motor , car at a gasoline filling station here today resulted in-a series of explosions. Property losses from the fire fol lowing the explosion Is estimated at $100,000.,', ; Seven, buildings and the farmers' elevator 'caught fir and burned, but the- fire- was" soon under control . with the aid of fire men from : nearby towns. In . a few minutes the fire was raging around the storage tanks. With a terrific roar- a large gasoline-container exploded, the tank, 10 feet in diameter and 16 ifeet long soared Into the air and traveled two blocks where it fell on a house. PACDTJC RAILWAY FORCED TO YIELD RICH OHi FIELDS ' Washington, Nov. 17. The gov ernment by an opinion today in the supreme court, won its 'fight to nave cancelled patents for 6.000 acres of California oil land valued at 610,000,000, alleged to have, been obtained through fraud br the Southern Pacific company. In disposing of the case the su preme court reversed federal court decrees which dismissed proceed ings instituted by the government tcAhave the land, which is located within rikval oil reserve No. 1, re turned to the government POINDEXTER BELL WOULD KEEP REDS MOSTLY IN JAILS Washington, Nov, 17. The writ ing, printing-: circulating or utter ing of language urging the forcible overthrow of the government would be. made a felony punishable by a fine not exceeding $50,000 or 20 years' imprisonment under a bill Introduced today by Senator Poln clexter. Republican, Washington. The measure was referred to the Judiciary committee. Persons - convicted of destroying private property or injury to a per son while engaged In an attempt against organised authority would be sentenced to not more than 40 years' imprisonment or fined 150. 000. .: - . Property owners permitting meet ings where overthrow St the gov ernment waa advocated would also be punished nnder the act which also provides a penalty of death for any one who by violating the act causes the death of a person. , "The bill," Senator . Polndexter said, "is intended to enable the United States to protect its func tions , and agencies from anarchy and bolshevism. It is aimed at or ganizations such as ths Industrial Workers of the World and other unlawful: organizations in the United 8tates which have been par ticularly active In recent months." Airn-XOHARCHISTS kTEET. Berlin. Nov. 17. Meetings were held in Berlin Sunday in protest saginst monarchist demonstrations and the detention of German pris oners u ram Days? reading "milk . strike no milk wanted here until Thursday." - 1 The strike was- called by ' the community councils of national de fense and "strikers" who observe the recommendations of the coun cil will abstain from the use of milk on Mondays, Tuesday, and Wednesdays of every week until the price of that commodity is low ered. , - Money On "local,' by simply getting in touch with the I. W. W. delegate in the camp where they might happen to. oe.- This interesting information was found in the mass of I. W. W. lii ferature seized by agents of the de partment of Justice when they raided the headquarters of the or ganization on Scott's Run near here, and captured a dozen of the leaden last Saturday. SHORT SHRIFT FOR NEGRO I. W. 17. IN MISSOURI One Haarred sad Two Others Wm be If the Xeb is Able to . FM prevailed , today following the lynching hers yesterday of a negro, one of four alleged J. W. W.'a wkii were under arrest charged with assault and robbery. - In the excitement Incident to the lynching, the other three escaped. Two were recaptured and police today expressed the belief the third waa drowned in a lake in the park where -the lynching took place. The lake Is being dragged in an attempt to find, the body. . ' Police refused to', reveal -where the two are Incarcerated and searching parties visited Jails In adjacent counties to locate the ne groes with-a view of hanging them. Police also refused to give the names of the negroes under arrest or of the one dead; . . The lynching occurred early yes terday after a mob of about one hundred masked men spirited the quartet from the Macon county Jail after overpowering the sheriff. In Night Clothing! The negroes were brought here clsd only In night ' clothing. The mob attempted to hang the . negro to a tree, but the limb broke and he was shot to death as he at tempted to run. The negroes - were ' arrested Thursday on charges of having as saulted and robbed Edward Thomp son, a fanner. ' - : - - CHICAGO JUDGES KEEP UP SUSPENSE ON LIQUOR RULING Chicago, 111.. Nov. 17. Federal Judge Carpenter said this morning that In all probability he - would not give a decision today in the in junction suits brought by Chicago and Peoria, HI., liquor dealers to restrain federal officers from en forcing the war-time prohibition law. He said he would notify both sides when the. decision was ready but gave no hint of when' they might expect the ruling. He was in conference with Federal Judge FitiHenry who sat with him in the hearing of ' the" cases throughout the day. .- The court room was crowded with liquor dealers, saloonkeepers, dry leaders and their attorneys, when court convened at 10 o'clock. Representatives- of the- liquor dealers expressed disappointment at the. further delay in the decision. After hearing a few routine mo tions Judge Carpenter adjourned court I. - BANK YEGS BREAK AWAY AFTER THEY WERE SURROUNDED Palmyra, 111, Nov. 17. Two au tomobile bandits, who - blew open the safe of the Palmyra state bank early today, encased from a thicket six mass east of-here when a posse of 800 .farmers mttempted to cap ture them shortly before noon. The posse continued the pnrrait " i BISK TBT TO SItZE ARMS. ; .Belfast, NeT.MT.' flftr armed sina reisers noaraea a steamer fa Cork .harbor and held n the crew with revolvers. . They searched for arms bat poUee prevtously had re ;awrea au ot tatnv: PRESIDENT SERVES NOTIGI HE WILL POCKET TREATY LODGE PLAN GOES TliROUOII TAKES PLACE UPON REQUEST OF PRESIDENT Secretary Glass Will Be Senator Roper May Succeed Him. Washington, Nov. 17. At the re quest of President Wilson, Secre tary Glass will accept the appoint ment as senator from Virginia to succeed the late Senator Thomas S. Martin, it was announced today at the White house. After receiving the appointment from Governor Davis of Virginia, Mr. Glass asked ths president what his wishes were and Mr. Wilson re plied that he would like to have Mr. Glass accept Secretary Glass has consulted with members of the senate who told him that there was no par ticular need for him to take the oath as senator for a week or more. Meantime he will continue to serve as hea,d of the treasury department At the White house it was said no successor to Mr. Glass had been de cided upon and that the president's mind was open. The name of Dan iel C. Roper, commissioner of in ternal revenue, waa added to the list of those being discussed as probable successors to Mr. Glass. OMR TRQ6PS FICISQERIA Cseche-Slevaks Decide to Heddle ' Be Farther In the Affairs of Basils. : Prague. Saturday, Nov. 15. The arrangements for the withdrawal of the Czecho-Slovak troops from Si beria were announced by Foreign Minister Benes at a meeting of party leadera here. The govern ment's chief care at present was the speedy withdrawal of these troops, M. Benes said, and General Janin, their commander, had given his complete approval to tne project Four Japanese transports have been charted and the United States had allowed the Czecho-Slovaks to make use of 10 large ships station ed at Chinese waters and also had placed funds at their disposal, the foreign minister stated. Meddle No More. The Czecho-Slovak government M. Benes added, manifesting its readiness to comply with the wishes of the allied powers, had decided not to meddle with the Russian question and waa doing everything in its power to withdraw its troops in as snort a time as possible. Reports from Siberia recently have stated that in view of the Kolchak reverses the Czecho-Slovak authorities bad been asked to post pone- tne withdrawal of the Czecho slovak troops. . REOPEN ANOTHER STEEL CONCERN f - . Pittsburgh, Pa., Nov. 17. Opera tions .were resumed today at the Mingo : Junction plant, of the Car negie Steel company. Tie re was a shortage of foreign-laborers, but the company said the plant would be Operated with the men who had reported. The Mingo mills were closed by the steel strike Sept 22, and no ef fort toward resumption .was made until today. JYoungatown, ; Ohio, Not, 17.! Minor clashes between striking steel workers and mill workers took place this morning. It is es timated 6,000 men filled the streets near the mill gates. A number of the men were Injured and three were removed to a hospital. , BUTTERURTO HIGHEST PRICE, 70 WHOLESALE ' Chicago, Nov. 17. Highest prices ever known for butter were reached in Chicago today, 70 cents a pound ' for creamery extras, wholesale. This same grade never went above 7H cento during the period of active hostilities of the Receipts, of batter here of late hare been much curtailed as com- nared wtth a month ago. - Minority Plan to Defeat Resolution of Ratifi, -, cation. Washington, Nov. 17 A ber sf the mild reeervatieaitts conferred today and at least' part of them were said to laws agreed to vote against npbeleV rag Vice President Marshall shenld he rale that a seeead ratification resolntion csnM be reconsidered after that report- - ' ed by the foreign relations com. Uttee had been rejected. Washington, Nov. 17-TbO foreign relations committee , reservation excluding the Unit ed States frost any respeasMU ity ia regard to disposition of the German eelenies was reject ed today by the senate. The vote releetlaf the resetv ration was to St. Twenty two BepaHieans voted against the reservation while three Democrats, Shields, Teaaeseest Reed, Hsseari, and Walsh, Kassaehnsetta, voted for ft. -The reservation, whieh was . the first of the committee grstsf to be defeated, failed to earn, sad the support of the raU. leservntloa tepnbUeans an was opposed also by seme ef ue jceeasueaa in addition to the fdoa Democrats, -, Washington, Nov. 17. President WilacvwUL vpocltet - the - psace -treaty if it contains tat Lodxe 'tm? ervatlona, he told Senator Hitch- cock, at a conference today at the -White house. "The president has read and considered' the Lodge ' reserva tions," Senator Hitchcock said. ' 'and he considers tijn a nnulnV cation of the treaty and utterly ln possible." - " . . . Will Defeat Ratueattee. . ' The program outlined by Sana ' tor Hitchcock after he had . asfis President Wilson last week will be carried through In the senate, Mr. Hitchcock said. This contain ' plated defeat of the ratification . resolution, with the Lodge reeer rations attached, and- the offering for a resolution for ratification without reservations. , With the defeat of this resolution a deadlock would follow and com promise be sought Mack Improved. . Senator Hitchcock , waa with the president for an hour. ' "I find - the president to very much improved since I saw him last" the senator said on leafing -the White house. "He looks bet- ? ter. talks better and Is much more " agressive. I find that he has rand -. and considered the Lodge reserva tions and that he considers then a nullification ot the treaty and ut terly impossible." - "Did the president tell yon what his course would be in the event the Lodge reservations are accent ed by the senate?" he was asked. "The president will pocket the treaty" was the reply. "Even if reservation 15 is strick en out?" "Yes. That would make noUt- ference in the president's ' dec's ion." if ' Not let Dead. ' Senator Hitchcock did not fttatv pret the president's stand to m-nj that the treaty waa dead, deewr ing he stHl believed a com pro is reservation program could be week- . ed out -; The preamble of the committee resolution requiring that the est ate reservations must be' accessed -by three of the other great powaea. was said by the Democratic leader to be particularly objectionable to the president who regarded it, he declared, as "killing the treaty, solutely." ; Article 19 FataL He indicated also that the article 10 reservation was entirely unac ceptable to Mr. Wilson, but said -the executive migLt be willing to accept some of the other proposals the committee program. As soon as he left the White - house. Senator Hitchcock began plana for a conference of Dews- ; era tic friends of the treaty. .It was said it might be held tonight. The plan -at first had been to have (Continued en Page Eleven 1 ABANDON HOPE FOR SAFETY OF -BOAT AND CRSW Cleveland, Ohio. : Nor. 17. With the receipt of word, today that wreckage had been found by steam- v era searching Lake Superior for., the steamer John Owen, missing for four, days, hope for the safety . of the boat and the crew ot 22 wet