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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS;
A Western Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People
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-SIXTY-NINTH YEAR. NO. 25.
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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
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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

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