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51 FRANCISCO AMDED XOCRATIC CONVENTION; TREATY STAND IS UPHELD Committee Scores Those Who Would Nullify It by Reservations. FrMrJiiCo wai selected today kr tke Bemoeratle national cumittee, 111 '8lon nere the place (or the partj's na ttoaal contention. Alter 87 votes had been east, , ... i'iv inn mnrr ru if. yHBurrw piiu me loiday.'Jone 2H was select, ed M the conrentlon date ' . ..vi..lnn Tan S Resolutions ttdoritng the treaty of Versailles Vd denouncing as unpatriotic the i ittitnde of senators who would de feat directly or by nullifying reser vations was unanimously adopted today by the Democratic national Mmmittee in session here today. The "arrogant" Republican lead ership of the senate was denounced it having earned the "contempt of the world" by throttling the treaty (or seven months, and the senate was called upon to "quit playing politics" with the question ot rati Ication. Reviewing the legislative record of the two Wilson administrations and the manner in which the war .was won, the resolutions also ex- pressed gratification that.the presi- j . nn I dent was regaining his health after his breakdown, "due largely to his I efforts tor world peace." The choice of a time and place j the 13:0 convention win De 1 Jafcar Hide late today with the race be-1 tween Kansas City aqd San Fran- cbco and with the supporters of f tween Kansas City and San Fran- t law I cbco and with the supporters of i I I (AO lauer iriuuiliug uicjr uavo enough votes pledged to insure its election Concerning the peace treaty the resolutions said: Kansas City Post; Breckinridge "We affirm our approval of the Long of St. Louis, third assistant treaty of Versailles and we con-! secretary of state, and S. P. Ami demn as unwise and unpatriotic the ' don, national committeeman for iiliiauv ui iuue Beimiuia wiiu wfld defeat it ratification, either directly or by overwhelming it with reservations that are mend ed to, and will have the effect of nullifying it. Beld (I. 0. P. I'p to Contempt. "The failure of the senate Re publican leaders to offer or to per mit consideration of interpretative resolutions that would preserve the general purpose of the treaty and to to permit its ratification con demns them to the criticism of the nation and to the contempt of the world." Kane Resolutions Committee. . i. . , , . i . i , Clark Howell of Georgia was ap pointed chairman of the resolu tion committee with A. R. Tltlow. uhington ; John Gary Evans, i with Carolina: Senator Saulsbury. - -! beware, and Patrick H. Quinn, ode Island as committee mem- 'S. There were a number of absen ts, when the gathering was can 't together by Chairman Homer S. wmmings. A committee was appointed to tow a request regarding the Tiold tof of primaries in the District of Colombia. It was composed of John W. Coughlin, Massachusetts ; S. F. Goltra, Missouri, and R. H. Elder, Idaho. V. 8. Employes Ask Stand. A request from the National As sociation of Federal Employes for a statement of the attitude of the party on the government workers' Mauds for increased wages was Weired to the committee on reso lotions. ieep Women Members. The committee voted that unti! national convention made a "Unite decision, members of the Relate women's national com mittes as now constituted should "Auntie in office during the tenure 01 office of the present national fOBmltteemen. u cag0 waa the first to present auns for the national conven- Mdresses of invitation being by former Mavor Tarter Har- former Spnnfnr Jam. Hum. "OB Levi ami Pui CUivon Mr. Harrfann tini A 11 A. U- - .1 - '.'v.i cam nu iuc mi M in Chicago were united in Mng for the convention, lewis Makes Appeal. peace treaty came to the ""jf when amid applause Senator declared the paramount is- " me campaign would be for inairs and that the Republl y "malicious falsehoods" W kinS to "array the foreign- wr" CitiZena ...inet AmAfa w d that the convention go to ao that the Jarge foreign Population there could see ""hand that thA nnrlv realtv wa wking against them. wmethinir on the Side! ""s uio nnaaciai enu ow !?iument Mr. Sullivan said Chi- Was rejtitv n mob. a mov- t $"5,000 for the convention, committee room roared with TOase when be concluded by Jl that "for those of us who disagreed about a recent nub- ot v!J?ti0n Chicago can take care u Lh 'a and 'wets." forlr6 B- Docjtweiler of Cali oDnJ?0ffl,naUn San Francisco, Chicago's offer with a prof .5naranteed sum ot $125,000 ; "Dn?8. the free use of the Kiwlr11 euditorium seating from fHM .V 18 00 ni f additional 1 f"r '"tertainment. purses. r" Francisco asked tor the con- NO. 68. IOWA OUT FOR BIG THINGS IN ROAD BUILDING Proposes to Improve One fourth of Milage This Season Des Motnes, Iowa, Jan, 8. Ac cording to present clans of the Iowa state highway commission, 1,536 miles of roads, about one fourth of the entire road system- in the state, will be improved in 1920. The plans were made public in the annual report of the commission 'filed with finvprnnr W T. Hrdin . . .. r' . . . Ninety counties in the state have outlined primary road systems in accordance with the law. A balance of $6,000,000 was on hand Dfc. 1, last, the report say3, which it is expected will be aug mented by about 110,000,000 before July 1. vention for the first time, Mr. Dock- weiler said, as a token of apprecia- i tlon of what the Pacific coast did, in the last election. The claims of San Francisco were seconded by Miss M. E. Foy, California associate delegate, and J. Bruce Kremer; Montana, vice chairman of the na tional committee. Miss Foy said i that the women of the country "are searching both parties to see wat they stand for.' Follow Wilson. "We, the women of the Pacific coast, are under the tutelage of" Woodrow Wilson," she said. Mr. Kremer aaked that the na-. tional committee help to keep the j "solid west" for the Democratic (party. "solid Kansas City claims were pre sented by former Mayor Fred Flem ing, Representative Champ Clark. Dr. B. A. Jenkins, publisher of the Kansas. The city offered a guar antee of $50,000 and free use of the convention hall. Dr. Jenkins pointed out that Kansas City lay-in the center of a group of doubtful states and that award of the convention to Kansas City would "cheer up every Demo crat from the Mississippi to the foothills of the Rocky mountains." D'ANNUNZIO STILL IN FIUME AND HIS PROGRAM IS SAME Trieste, Tuesday, Jan. 6. (By the Associated Press). Major Giur iati, who recently resigned as chief of Gabriele d'Annunzio's cabinet at Flume, left here tonight for Paris on a special mission for the insur gent leader in the Adriatic. Major Giuriatl told the Associated Press he was empowered to deal with certain phases of the Flume sit uation. He stated there was no disagreement between himself and d'Annunzio on Italy's aspirations for the annexation of Fiume. Asserting the determination of the d'Annunzio adherents riot to yield until their cause had succeed ed, Major Giuriatl said a train load of food arrived at Fiume today. "We have enough food to keep us going," he declared, "but in any event we will , be faithful to' the end in our determination to bring about annexation." CURE SEVEN OUT OF 8 STAMMERERS m SHORT PERIOD Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 8. Seventy of eighty children, who have suf fered from stammering were de clared cured today at the close of the first course for stammerers corducted by the extension depart ment of the board of education. The other 10 children's stammering has been minimized. The course cov ered one hour daily for 10 days. MYSTIC WORKERS MASTER IS DEAD Clinton, Iowa, Jan. 8. John H. N'otley of Kalamazoo, Mich., aged 45, supreme master of the Mystic Workers of the World, died here Wednesday night at the home of Dr. J. P. Cunningham. The body wa taken home today. HERRMANN WOULD DEFER ELECTION Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan. 8. August Herrmann, chairman of the nation al baseball commission, recom mended that no chairman to suc ceed him should bu elected at the present annual meeting ot the commission held here today. Herrmann said that in view of the fact that no definite conclusions in the mattes ot a chairman have been reached by either of the two leagues or the committee repre senting them that the election should be deferred until the meet ing of the two leagues called for early next month. MARTIAL LAW IX CATALOMA. Paris. Jan. 8. Martial law has been proclaimed throughout Cata lonia.' Spain, according to a dis patch to the Matins- A VJcztern SEE LATEST IN AIRPLANES AT CHICAGO SHOW Aces Feature at First Western Exhibit, Now in Progress. Chicago, Jan. S. Latest types of airplanes and equipment and dis plays showing the progress of avi ation were exhibited today at the opening of the first western aero nautical show" at the Coliseum. Doz ens of American and Canadian "aces" attended the exposition. Ex hibits were entered by the United States navy, the signal corps and aerial mail service, and airplane manufacturers. - Among the features of the show were demonstrations of the radio telephone and telegraph, aerial bombs, torpedoes machine guns and army and aerial mail ma chines. ; - The famous Spad, in which Cap tain Eddie Rickenbacker brought down 26 German opponents, was one of the centers of attractions. Airplanes designed for polar fly ing with sled runners designed as landing gears were among the ex hibits. , - THUGS PUT OIL ON VICTIM AND THEN BURN HIM Osceola, Ark., Jan. 8. W. E. Hansel, owner of a chain of plan tation stdres, bound to a post, sup posedly by robbers, with his face and clothing saturated with gaso line, was burned to death when his store at Holt, near here, was set afire after it had been looted last night. Farmers, roused by a negro who discovered the building in flames, found Hansel tied to a post in the building with his clothing afire and his face seared by the blaze. He died within a few min utes after he was removed from the burning building. PASSENGERS DIE OF FLU ON VESSEL FOR BUENOS AIRES Buenos Aires, Jan. 8.-i-The French steamer Malte, from Havre and Vigo with passengers and cargo fori Rio -JfcneWorana" this pott' axrlveT here yesterday afternoon with five passengers dead, seven dangerous ly ill and a large number of othera suffering from an' attack of influ enza which broke out in violent form a few days ago. The ship hat been ordered into quarantine. RAIL WORKERS IN MOVE TO REDUCE COST OF LIVING New York, Jan. 8. Failing to ob tain satisfactory relief from the high cost of living through further wage advances or from the anti profiteering campaign, officials of the four big railway brotherhoods and railway shop crafts affiliated with the American Federation of Labor decided to seek a solution for themselves through cooperative buyin, production and distribution. HTNES IN FAVOR OF FORCING ROADS INTO LARGE UNITS New York, Jan. 8. Compulsory consolidation of the railroads into a few great . corporations before they return to private control, with the public, labor and capital rep resented in the management, was advocated by Director General Hines, addressing the Bar associa tion of New York city. LITE FOR MAN WHO DROWNED HIS WIFE Pinckneyville, 111., Jan. 8. Wil glars entered the J. C. Probt ft was found guilty of murdering his wife by drowning by a Jury in the circuit court here yesterday. His punishment was fixed at life im prisonment. RATIFICATION IN FRENCH FOREIGN OFFICE PLANNED Paris, Jan. 8. The exchange ot ratifications of the peace treaty with Germany will take place on the coming Saturday, Jan. 10, it now seems certain. The supreme council today fixed this date for the ceremony and decided that it should be held in the French for eign office. London, Jan. 8. Premiers Lloyd George and Nittl left this morning for Paris, where they will confer with Premier Clemenceau of France. CLOVER SEED SO VALUABLE CROOKS ARE STEALING IT Champaign, 111., Jan. 8. Bar gain entered the J. C. Probst ft J JL Gflles grain offices at. Philo, 12 miles south of Champaign, last night and stole farm seed valued at $1,000. A motor track was nsed to remove the seed. 'A large quantity of clover seed was taken. GGjS ISLAND Illinois Paper for Western Illinois People THURSDAY JANUARY CARNILS BY Alii PAST ROCK ISLAND Through Service Between : Chi and Omaha Starts From Each End. Iowa City, Iowa, Jan. The nafl plane from Omaha to ( hicage was forced to land at Monroe, Iowa, because of en gine trouble, according to word received here. Omaha. Neb.. Jan. 8. Pilot Farr Nutter, opening air mail service from Omaha to Chicago, left at 8:30 this mornina. His plane car ried 349 pounds of mail in six sacks. Nutter carried 10 pounds of fan cy summer sausage for Edward Morris of Morris & Co., sent by tne Morris plant here. General Pershing will witness tne arrival about 2 o'clock of Pilot W. J. Smith, flying from Chicago. The new hangar at Chamber or Commerce field, said to be the larg est air mail hangar in the 'country, was christened at 2 o clock. Starts from Chicago. Chicago, Jan. 8. Aerial mail ser vice between Chicago and Omaha was inaugurated at 8:20 this morn ing when Pilot Walter J. Smith left Grant park carrying 400 pounds ot mail and a package of meat. The meat is to be served at a banquet for General Pershing in Omaha to night. , The eastbound plane from Oma ha is due here at 1 p. m. The shipments today were the first of dressed meat ever sent by airplane through the postofBce de partment. The plane starting from here carried 10 pounds of sweet breads to be served at a banquet tonight in Omaha, for General Pershing. A dressed pig address ed to Major Reed Landis, in care of the First Western Aeronautical show, which opened here today, was part of the consignment borne by the Chicago-bound plane. CHURCH SHOWN BRING RESULTS Committees In World Movement Get Down to Business at -Atlantic City. Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 8. Committees appointed yesterday at the opening session of the survey conference of the lnter-church world movement began work to day. John D. Rockefeller, Jr., a delegate for the Northern Baptist convention, was appointed a mem ber of the steering committee. John R. Mott, who is presiding over the big meeting, said the war has set the church an example of ways to accomplish certain ends. "We are here," he declared, "to view the whole task which con fronts the North American Protest ant church and to determine the character and the magnitude of the proposed united undertaking. I think now we all feel that we are committed to the doing of some things together." Leading delegates said that a budget of more than 8500,000,000 would be necessary to carry out the world evangelization plans of the conference. SWEAR IN 15,000 WOMEN TO GUARD OTHERS' MORALS New York, Jan. 8. Fifteen thou sand young women have been "sworn in" by the New York Pro hibition and Protective association to aid in protecting the morals of girls here. The theory of this "girl to girl' movement, it was explained today is to "use the subtle sympathy of youth for youth" to bring about such healthful recreation as shall prevent the exploitation of leisure time "by commercial and undesir able Interests." PLAN COMMISSION FOR MISSISSIPPI VALLEY TRADE St, Louis, Mo Jan. S. Forma tion of an international trading commission to stimulate foreign and. interstate trade was discussed at a meeting of the executive com mittee of the Mississippi Valley as sociation here todav. Establishment of an international foreign exchange discount bank to finance the foreign business of ex Dorters In the vallnv. was mn.ii- ered. A capitalization of $5,000,000 lor u was proposed, It was said, and It was suggested that the pro mised Institution draw It. mamKar. ship from banks throughout the association territory, which . com prises 21 states. BUY. YACHT FROM FORMER EMPEROR Zurich, Jan. 8 (Havas.) A Ger man sportsman has bought the yacht, owned by former Emperor u'lni.M. j " ..i.t.. w vft-i mmay, paying ijiw,- 1 000 macks lor the craft. 8, 1920 TEN PAGES. USE THE FILM TO ADVERTISE U. S. INDUSTRY Show Will Travel By Motor Truck in Dutch East Indies. New fork, Jan. 8. America and American products are to be adver tised in the Dutch East Indies by movies on a motor track. A travel ing theatre, which at' times daring the War cava nerfnrmannM mt tti White house for the benefit of Pres- iatni wiison and other officials has been loaned to the Dutch East In dian government hv th human nt commercial -. economies and will lease for Sinranore. Strait Rotti. ment, tomorrow onthe steamship twin iwacn. Fortv thniinnnil fAA vr Aim - ... . V. 1. U. UUU UV pic:ing the process of manufactur ing various articles made in this country, American methods of pre serving health and preventing dia- ese, American larm life and the work of .the American army and navy will -be sent with the truck. START TO GET FOREIGN ARMY FROM SIBERIA United States Ships Carry Home Men to Rescue Whom Oar Forces Have Been Kept In East. Washington, Jan. 8. "American ships furnished by the shipping board will be used to repatriate Czecho-Slovak, Polish, Jugo-Slav and Rumanian troops now In Si beria, it was announced today at the state deparlrjent. The first ot the vessels, the President Grant and the America, soon will leave New York for Vladivostok, where they will be due about Feb. 10. These vessels will move about 10,000 of the troops, and it is ex pected that the movement then will continue at the rate of 10,000 monthly until it is completed. The cost ot America's participation in the repatriation will be taken care ot out of loans made by the United States to the foreign governments whose soldiers are involved. Last Big Operation. Repatriation of these troops will be under the direction of Brigadier General Hines, chief of the army transport service, and will be one of the last big military operations of the war.. Officials said It would discharge an obligation to these troops on the part of the United States and the allies for the part they played in the struggle against Germany. The Czecho-Slovaks orig inally were part of the Austrian army, but being unfriendly to the German idea of world domination. deserted In a mass to the Russian armies early in the war. In Russia they were reformed into special Czecho-Slovak units and bore an Important part of the fighting on the eastern front Bad Hard Road. They then began a withdrawal eastward through Russia and Si beria with the purpose of reaching Vladivostok, but met with great difficulty in effecting their with drawal because of the disorganiza tion of the country and frequent in terference by the bolsheviki. It was to help extricate these forces from their precarious posi tion that American and other al lied troops were dispatched to Si beria last summer. . MADAME POWELL, ' VIOLINIST, DEAD Unlontown, Pa., Jan. 8. Madame Maude Powell, well known through out the country as a violinist, died in a hotel here today. She suffered a nervous breakdown yesterday and became so ill that her concert last night was cancelled. New York, Jan. 8. News of the death of Maude Powell, who was universally regarted by critics as the world's most talented woman violinist, was received with regret today in musical circles. ' Maude" Powell was in her 52nd year and had given thousands of concerts in the United States and Europe since she first attracted at tention as a child prodigy in the middle west She was born in Peru, 111., and at the age of 13 went abroad to study in Leipsic, Paris and Berlin. GALLI CURCI, NOW DIVORCED, ASKING FOR CITIZENSHIP Chicago, Jan. 8. Amelita Galli Curci, opera singer, today had de clared her intention of becoming an American citizen as her first public act after being granted a di vorce from Uuigi C. Curci, an Ital ian artist. First citizenship pa pers were taken out in the United States district court by the singer. EVEN A FEDERAL VAULT ISN'T SAFE PLACE TO PUT IT Chicago, Jan. 8. Liquor thieves Invaded the federal building and stole 50 quarts of whisky from a vault in the offices of the depart ment of Justice, it became known today. The whisky had been ac cumulated in federal raids and was held as evidence. The robbery, which occurred a week ago. was revealed when fed eral investigators called in finger print experts in an effort to solve Mae mystery. - ARGUS. KEXBKB ACDIT SITUATION IN RUSSIA IS AT VERYWORST Bolsheviki 'Have Clear Road to Baku Oil Fields and Persia. London, Jan. 8. The situation in Russia is about as bad as could be, from an anti-bolshevik point of view, according to British war of fice reports, and there are few signs indicating any improvement There are two especially menacing de velopments. In the first place Gen eral Denikine 8 army has been cut in two through the bolshevik push to the Sea of Azov at Taganrog, and its flanks have been thrust back, leaving a large gap. In addi tion there comes a claim from the bolsheviki of the capture further east of the town of Krasnovodsk, on the Caspian sea. Extends to Persia. The capture of this important port ot Krasnovodsk, it is pointed out, creates the grave possibility of the establishment of bolsheviki rule in Persia. The taking of Krasnovodsk permits the "reds" not only to control a large part of the important Krasnovodsk-Merv railroad, but gives them free ac cess to the Caspian. There seems little then to prevent them from gaining control of the Caspian. Once' in possession' of this sea there remains only a small British force and the poorly organized Persian forces between the reds and the occupation of Teheran and northern Persia. Baku, with its important oil sup plies on the western coast of the Caspian seems likely" also to fall into bolshevik hands "and its occu pation would provide a base for further operations against the rear of Denlklne's hard-pressed right wing. Get Allies' Materials. If the bolsheviki reports are true General Denikine has suffered a considerable disaster for not only have the reds severed all land .communication between his. left and right wings, but they have captured large quantities of war material, including much that was sent to him by the allies. LAW CLUTCHES ROCKFOROITES HELD RADICALS Rockford, 111.. Jan. 8. Oscar Wahlstrom. former Socialist mem ber of the city council, was ar- rested today for alleged activities in the communist party. He has not yet given bail. William Stein torf, who served in the navy two years, was arrested on a similar charge and is unaer aeienuon. According to the aumormes. Steintorf was to have presided at a meeting to create opposition to the American Le.gion, which was prevented by the police. Mrs. Alice ueai i-arsons, nocn- ford college graduate and promin ent socially, who was arrested last night, declared today she had never advocated violence in any form. She was released under bail of 85,- 000 furnished by her husband. Mrs. Parsons is a daughter of the late Mark Beal, who made a fortune in electrical business. Dr. O. Alfred Olson, also arrest ed last night, gave bail. He was formerly a Socialist member of the Rockford park commission. WEIGHS LABOR BY TEST OF LOYALTY SAYS LEGION HEAD Indianapolis. Ind., Jan. S. Franklin D'Olier, national com mander of the American Legion, has issued from national headquar ters at Indianapolis the following statement: "The attitude of the American Legion towards organized labor is exactly the same as its attitude to ward all groups of American citi zens who are interested in a square deal for all in the. maintenance of law and order and the protection of the institutions handed down to us by our forefathers. "The members of organized la bor are patriotic American citizens and the members of the American Legion are patriotic American citi zens who have proven their patriot ism and their loyalty. Consequent ly, on the purposes of the Ameri can Legion both "they and we are in accord. The Weather Unsettled and continued cold to night and Friday, with the lowest temperature tonight about 10 to 15 degrees above zero. Highest yesterday, 33; lowest last night, 14. Velocity of wind, 8 miles per hour. Precipitation, none. 12-xl 7 p.m. 7 a.m. jester, jester, today Dry bulb 27 26 19 Wet bulb 25 25 18 Rel. humidity ..81 86 94 River stage. 4.4. a fall of 2 feet in the last 24 hours. j.M.SHF.KlKB. MstooralasUt. J BCBSAO OF C1HCCLAT10NS. WAITING WORD FROM WILSON AS TO TREATY Party Leaders Watch Trend Toward Making It Political Issue. BY DAVID LAWRENCE. (Special to The Argus). Washington, D. C, Jan. 8.r Should President Wilson discuss the treaty fight in his letter to the Jackson day dinner of the Demo cratic party which is being held here coincident with the meeting of the Democratic national committee? Two views prevail those who be lieve that the silence which the president has maintained since the pact failed of a two-thirds vote in the last session ot congress should not be broken at a purely partisan gathering but to the senate and those who say the Republican ban quets and political meetings recent ly, including the Ohio society din ner at New York, have given the impression that the president is standing out against the so-called Americanizing of the treaty and league by reservations and should use the occasion to explain his po sition. Leaders Lively. Just what the president will say is a secret tor the simple reason that he will reserve till the last minute the opportunity to pen his thoughts to the banquet. For a supposedly declining party, the Democrats are putting up an even livlier front than the Republicans when they were here for the nation al committee meeting recently. Possibly It is because the Demo crats have a sort of free for all contest on and perhaps it is be cause there are to be present such veteran figures as William Jennings Bryan and Senator Oscar Under wood and Senator Gilbert M. Hitch cock and Attorney General Palmer, all of whom have made the nomin ating conventions of recent years very interesting. Anyway the Dem ocrats have managed to work up considerable interest in the na tional capital and each and every candidate for the presidency or his friends are on the Job talking about issues, personalities, treaty fight and what not. In contrast to the Republican meeting where it was considered better strategy to sup press talk of individuals and con centrate on party harmony, . the Democrats reveal the very opposite a talkativeness about- everything. Judging by the number of speeches nearly four hours of it which is planned at the banquet, which by the way is to be held in two sepa rate hotels to accommodate the overflow there will be plenty of politics released before the week Is over. On Delicate Ground. But while Mr. Bryan talks about government ownership and argues against any reduction of taxes on big business and hits at the pro posed abolition of the right of rail way employes to strike, there stands in the background the big gest issue of all the league of Na tions. President Wilson is tread ing on delicate ground. There are Republicans in the senate who wouH like nothing better than a j pronouncement, from Mr. Wilson which would enable them to say he is making a party matter of the treaty controversy and that the best thing to do is to settle it in the next campaign. Senator Lodge, himself, has said that while the Republican party would not take the initiative in making the treaty a party issue, he and his colleagues welcomed the opportunity to carry the matter into the campaign. The "irreconcilables," as the group is called which is intent on killing the treaty and league altogether, are striving hard to get the treaty into the campaign being confident that as time goes on and the people become familiar with the intrica cies of the question they will vote for the men who openly favor re jecting the treaty. Democrats See Strength. On the Democratic side, one finds the other kind of confidence and analysis of the status of public opinion. There are Democrats who say that while they are admittedly weak on domestic issues and that the people are irritated over vari ous instances of mismanagement and inefficiency revealed by mem bers of the Democratic administra tion, the desire to get the treaty ratified and normal business condi tions established would give the Democrats strength from large numbers of the American people who if voting on domestic affairs alone would not think of support ing the Democratic ticket. It is therefore slowly becoming evident that on both the Democratic and Republican sides there isn't such a reluctance to let the treaty be come an issue unfortunate as the result may be for Europe and the world at large. But as remarked before in these columns, the two old line parties are considerably more interested in their own partisan success this year than in anything else. The move being made by the Democrats to compromise the treaty has in it elements of camouflage. The Republicans smilingly call the Democratic offer a "surrender" but at the same time, hesitate to say they will accept it. There is some suspicion that the Democrats would be surprised and dumbfounded if the Republicans did accept it and that they are hoping that the Republi cans will pile up a record of refus ing to compromise so as to make good material for the campaign out cry that the Republican party is delaying peace. Republicans Want Action. On the other hand, there are mild reaervationiats and progressives on the Republican side who are sin cerely anxious to keep the treaty out of the campaign and to get it ratified at once. Were it not for the aggressive tactics of the other Republican group who want to kill (Continued On Page Ten.) - PRICE FIVE CENTS. WANT LAQOn TO FIGHT FOR BARRED REDS Move in New York Legis lative Fight Outlined . by Socialists. New York, Jan. 8. A committee of eight local Socialists today con sidered plans of action in the case of five members ot their party who were not allowed to take their seats in the state assembly at Al bany yesterday. This committee was empowered to take full charge of the incident after a lengthy con ference last night at the Rand school of social science, attended by members of the city, county and state committees and the sus pended aldermen. ; One member of the committee de-j clared that one of the first acts would be "to obtain the coopera-' tion of the labor unions." He would" not amplify this statement except to say that "things are going to hum as they never did before." Attacks Federal Agents, Youngstown, Ohio, Jan. 8. A grand Jury investigation of "high- banded and brutal methods charg ed against federal agents in their campaign against radicals here was ordered today by Judge W. S. An derson, to whom attorneys for Mor- j ris Orchln, taken in the raids but; later released, applied for a probe. The grand Jury is now in session. Start in Calumet Region. Chicago, Jan. 8. Federal agents today began an Investigation of radical activities in the Calumet steel region. Headquarters, of the communist party at Whiting, Ind., were raided early today and seven men found there arrested. The prisoners were brought to Chicago and lodged in a suburban police station pending hearing before Im migration Inspector Landis. Only Liberty Bonds for ItalU New York, Jan. 8. "Parlor bol sheviki," who are raising a fund to assist "comrades" held on de portation proceedings, will have to invest it in liberty bonds in order to get their friends out on ball. The authorities at Ellis island an nounced today that offers of cash bails had been refused, since the island has no facilities tor hand ling large sums. A surety com pany has refused to supply bonds on the ground that it did not care to aid enemies of the country. The Immigration authorities, however, will accept liberty bonds and re lease reds on bail as soon es their preliminary hearings before in spectors are completed. FIGHTTOSELL BEER HELD NOT INTOXICATING' n I.. Jan. 8. An in junction to restrain federal officials in Rhodo Island ironi miencnns linear tha ra tional orohibition amendment with "the manufacture and sale of non-lntoxlcating man hswrarm" was askpd in three bills of complaint filed in the United States district court touay. . Tin. ni'imns er broucht by Michael J. Lynch, in behalf of the brewing interests, unitea Mates Attorney Harvey A. Baker, and the collector of internal revenue were named as uefenaanis. The l&th amendment, the bill as serts, is "wholly null and void," and title of the Volstead act for the en forcement of constitutional prohi bition Is declared to be "uncon stitutional and void and beyond the power of the federal government to enforce." The bills attack the Volstead act particularly, saying that it arbi trarily and oppressively defines and classifies aa intoxicants liquors which are not in fact intoxicating. HERD OF DEER ON FARM NEAR AURORA Aurora, 111., Jan. 8. An aston ished farmer came upon a herd o" deer early this morning at Bald Mound, nine nines noruiweii ot Aurora. Inquiry by the deputy game warden for northern Illino'a, Joseph Schaefer, developed that the deer were not from any of the pri vately owned lodges on Kane county country places and Deputy Schaefer announced mat any one numms the deer would bo prosecuted. He based this order on a forgotten law which was enacted In the days when there were deer in Minds and decrees that this Is a closed season for hunting the black-tails. PLAIN CROOKS BEAT UP REDS IN JAIL RIOTS Chicago, Jan. 8. Investigation of why more than 100 "reds" arraigned at the federal building today were suffering from black eyes, cut lips and bruises, revealed a riot at tha county Jail in which "respectabK prisoners" led by a quintet of au tomobile bandits, and Jewel thieves, attacked the radicals.