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HITCHCOCK BLOCKS TREATY VOTE DATE Lodgo Exposes Democratic In- sincerity by Suggesting November 12. WILSON'S WORD AWAITED Administration Supporters Afraid to Consent Until White Hoaso Gives Approval. Special Detpatch to Tn Sex. Washington, Oct SI. After week on week of strenuously demanding that the, Senate name & day to vote on the ratifi- cation of the peace treaty, Senator Hitchcock (Neb.). Democratlo leader, when the same proposal came to-d- from the other aide of the chamber, ob- jected and made It Impossible to reach agreement that otherwise would have been In sight Senator Fall (N. M.), one of the most bitter critics of the pact made the pro posal, and Senator Lodge (Mass.), Re publican leader, promptly grave It his approval. There was Instantly a great .fluttering: and agitation on the Demo cratlo side. The Administration forces were better trained to demanding such an agreement than to acquiescing In it As a matter of fact, there was nothing less than panto among them when the proposal was pressed, because they dare not agree to It until they hear from the White .House. Their position Is little less than cha otic. They do not know whether the President wants them to accept the reservations which the Foreign Rela- tions Committee has framed or whether lie wants them to make a tight against ratification, defeat the ratification reso lutton . If possible, and then substitute a milder set of reservations In the hope of saving something from the wreck. Until they get orders from President Wilson It Is impossible for them to frame a plan of campaign. Completely In the Air. Democratic Senators for weeks have protested that they didn't know where they stood. Their floor leader didn't know, and nobody seemed to have any means of sounding the Presidential mind. In this dilemma the Democratic lead ership has adopted the policy of charge Ing the Republicans with a filibuster, demanding the fixing of a day to Vote and trusting that the insincerity of the demand would not be exposed. But It was exposed to-d- when to the amaze- ment of the Administration forces the demand came from the other side. The Administration people were compelled to show their hand \by objecting and making an agreement Impossible. Senator Hitchcock fairly has baited the leadership for weeks with persistent demands for an early vote. He has painted a pathetic picture of the heart of tlte world being broken wider and wider open, of chaos spreading over the face of the deep be cause the treaty was not ratified, peace restored and society given a chance to get on Its feet Ho has presented fearful spectacle of our commercial com petitors getting their grip fixed on the trade of the Central Empires, while we, being still In a state of nominal war. x were Unable to enter the race for bust- - new: And then, when he was presented unexpectedly with a demand that he consent to fixing a date for the final vote, 8r even that he himself 'fix It he objected; he wanted the other side to present a proposal In writing and let him examine It He was ready for al most anything except the simple agree-ume- nt that would determlno when the vote should be taken. Iodsre Seta a Definite Day. Later In the day Senator Lodge pre sented the proposal In writing, looking to a nnai vote on movemDer is, ana yiutmiiibi auci .iu.giiiugi tui ..tic Itatlon of speeches to an hour; with the further limitation, after November 10 to ten minutes! and for the cessation of debate and beginning of voting at P. M., November 12. When Senator Lodge presented this proposition and Risked that It be printed and He on the table. Senator Hitchcock, as a reault of a series of hurried con ferences with his followers, was ready with a counter proposal. But even then he did not name a date for a- - vote. He merely asked agreement that teg!n nlng at once, the Senate limit speeches to fifteen minutes, meet at 11 A. M. dally, and limit Senators to one speech on each ponding question. But It did not attempt to say when voting should. Degin. Under this plan a filibuster could be conducted Indefinitely, as has been rtpm. onstrated repeatedly, In the parliamen- tary proceedings of both housesC Pro forma amendments and motions of all kinds can be Interposed to enable speak- ers to resume the floor after the right on one speech on each question is ex- hausted ; consents Inevitably are granted for extension of time, and In short such an agreement practically Is useless for actually speeding consideration of a measure. Awnmng WMto Ilon.e Word. v The one' procedure that hastens the end Is agreement fixing the time to vote, and that Senator Hitchcock avoided. 'It Is still necessary for the Administration forces to keep themselves In position to' ueiay as long an may oe necessary to get their orders from Mr. Wilson. The two proposals were ordered printed, and o l0 on the table. They will come .up Monday, and most of the day probably will be consumed In dis- cussing them. Senator Borah (Idaho) watched the proceedings closely prepared to toss a wrench Into the gears at any \time It seemed desirable to pre- sent .agreement, and there was believed, when adjournment came little chance- of .unanimous consent being reached Monday, Nevertheless, a long step has been taken by Senator Lodge's proposal nam- ing a specific day, and the chances of the treaty's ratification at this session looked up. If the Democrats can get word from the White House before Mon- day, and if the Irreconcilable opponents In both parties refrain from Irrevocable opposition, agreement probably will be reached early next week fixing the date to vote. GERMAN BUDGET IS PASSED. Finance Minister Says National Debt Will Be f Bu tho Auociated Prett. Bbrlin, Oct 30 (delayed). The Na- tional Assembly passed to-d- the third reading of the budget, notwithstanding the opposition vote of the two parties of the Right and the Independents, and then adjourned until November 20, Mathlas Erzberger, Minister of Fi- nance, said new taxes were expected to yield 9,000,000,000 marks. As the In- terest on the national debt would ba 3,317,000,000 marks, Herr Erzberger saw nis estimate of the revenue of 1919 had previously been fully covered. He added that the national debt amounted to 204,000.000,000, and by the end of March, 7920, It probably would aggre- gate 212,812,000,00 marks (normally 151.074,130,000). \V Red Threat to Slay Priests Silenced Bells Special Cabt Detpatch to Tarn Sen from the London Timet Berxtee. Copyrloht, mi: all rtohtt renewed. JJELSINGFORS, Oct. 31 Tho population of Tsarskoc-Sel- o wished to greet tho arrival of Gen. Yudenltch's army with the ringing of chtrrch bolls. The Rod Commissaries declared that if they heard bells they would shoot all tho priests in The bells were not rung. LOTTERY TO RECOUP RUSSIAN FINANCES Prizes in New Bank Notes to Retire Old Paper. By the Attodated Prett. Omsk, Oct 22 (delayed). A nation wide lottery la a feature of. a new plan devised by the Finance Ministry of the All Russian Government to effect the retirement of the present currency and the substitution for It of bills printed In the United States. The Idea was given a trial last iSunday, with results grati- fying to its sponsors. The drawing, which was confined to Omsk, caught the popular fancy and people stood for hours In queues buying tickets. When the ticket booths were closed at 4 P. M. 9S.000 out of 100,000 tickets had been sold, the receipts aggregating more than 3,250,000 rubles. The first prize is 100,- - 000 rubles and there are more than 4,500 minor prises. It Is proposed, subject to the sanction of the Council of Ministers, to develop tho Idea Into a louery loan of 400,000,- - 000 rubles, the prlxes and interest to be paid in the new bank notes, the old notes being retired. VICTOR EMMANUEL AT ANCIENT CHURCH King Visits Excavation at Basilica of St. Peter. Br tho Auociated Prett. Pisa, Italy, Oct 30 (delayed). King Victor Emmanuel, at tho Invitation of Cardinal Maffl, Archbishop of Pisa, vis ited y the ancient basilica of St Peter, near here, where excavations are being made whllch eeem to prove that the site was actually visited by St Peter, In whose memory the original church was erected. The present basilica was built on the ruins of tho early church, built In the fourth century. Tradition says tho church marks the landing place of St. Peter on his way to Rome, the church being near the seashore. , SHAH OF PERSIA IN LONDON. Visit I Probably In Connection With British Relation. London, Oct 31. The Shah of Persia, who has been In Parts since the early part of October, arrived In England to day. It Is announced that his visit will be a lengthy one. When the Shah arrived In Paris Oc tober 5, It was said he would remain there for several days and then proceed 10 Bouuiem r rcuice. 11 is vim 10 me British capital will undoubtedly have some effect upon the operation of the Anglo-Persi- understanding. PLAN SIBERIAN CONGRESS. Assembly With Abont ,200 Mem- - hen Is Proposed. Omsk, Oct 23 (Russian Telegraphic Agency). The commission charged with the formation of the con- gress has submitted to the Council of Ministers a project under which all Sibe- rian cities with populations over 25,900 would be entitled to elect representa- tives to the congress. The project provides further that the unions of municipalities, the Zemstovs and the worklngmen be given the privi- lege of electing Ave representatives each, and that the Cossacks be entitled to twenty Deputies. All together there would be about 200 representatives In the congress. YUDENITCH ARMIES FACE CATASTROPHE Failure to So'izo Potrograd Points Political Disaster in Italy and France. ' ALLIES ARE BLAMED Radicals Tako Opportunity to Put Intervention Policy to Suffrage Test. Hy LAURENCES HILLS. Staff Corretpondent of Tn Sen. Copirioht, Hl. oil riohtt rttervtd. Pams, Oct. 1 31. The hopes of the Allies that Petrograd would be taken by Gen. Yudenltch's forces before winter set In and that thus a rallying point would be created for the conservative forces In Russia which would bring about the Bpeedy disintegration. of Bol- shevism seem to have been destroyed almost completely by the serious check that he has Just received. There Is fear expressed here of the danger that his whole army may bo surrounded and destroyed In \the swamps south of Gatchlnn. In Peace Conference circles a gloomy view Is taken now of the whole situa- tion as the consequences of their bear-Ing'up- the political situation In France and Italy come more and tnore Into tho foreground. The failure of the Tude nltch offensive, upon which the hopes of the Allies hove centred for some weeks past because of the support they were giving It directly and Indirectly through naval operations and the blockade. Is attributed, first, to lack of deflnlteness In the policy of the Allies respecting Russia for months post, and, second, to the refusal of the Finns and EsthonUns to come to the assistance of the north west Russian forces. Independence Not Promised. The support of these nations has not been forthcoming becauso the Allies have failed to obtain any assurances from Admiral Kolchak and Gen. Denl- - klne that In tho event of their success they would rccognlie the Independence of Finland and Esthonla. As Is pointed out here it would, have been a simple condition for the Allies to make In re turn for the assistance they have been giving Kolchak and Dentktne, yet It was not demanded at tho time the Council of Four drew up Its letter to Admiral Kolchak. On the other hand, Kolchak. since he \has been receiving this assist- ance, has never ceased to give the Im pression that he would refuse to recog-- nlxe the Independence of these nations. This lack of coordination between the alms of the Allies and those of tho elements In Russia ap- pears to bo the cardinal flaw In the whole allied policy. The failure of Gen. Tudenttch already has produced great rejoicing among tho radicals and France and again is empha-slxlngrt- Importance of this Issue In Franca. Thus M. Renault, a leading Socialist Deputy, writing In Uumantte this morn- ing, calls the operations of Gen. Tu- denttch, supported by the Allies, an electoral offensive designed to affect the elections In France, Italy and Belgium and asks, now that It has failed, what the Entente Governments arc going to do. niockade Policy to the Test. As for the Socialists, he says, they will put the Allies' policy of blockade and Intervention to the test of universal suffrage In all three countries. He con- cludes: \More than ever the electoral battle will have the greatest consequences for the Russian revolution. May our hottest revolutionists understand that\ How far this campaign Is receiving support from voters Is not clear. An In cident that occurred last evening at meeting In Paris organized by former Premier Paul Palnleve, who represents the milder type of Socialists, Is Illustra- tive of conditions here. The meeting, which was held In a big gymnasium, was taken possession of completely by the Bolshevists, who hooted down Palnleve ana put up uieir own speakers, wno ex tolled Lenlne, Trotsky and the Soviets, The Store is closed at 5 P. - ' 1, IS He Tells Red London, Oct. 31. A Bolshevik wire- less from Moscow contains the text of the latest message of Leon Trotsky, the Bolshevik Minister of War, to the Red forces It concludes ns follows: \Army men, and The Soviet ex- pects from you the greatest of your forces. \Onward I Do not give the enemy time to rest Drive him, strangle him, beat him The hour of rest will come when the offal has been de stroyed.\ The message sayathe nrst part or the task of the Reds has been completed wllh the flinging back of the foe from 'Every one has done his duty, tna message continues, \and deserves the gratitude of the Socialist fatherland. Now comes the second half of the task. The of the enemy must be carried out with the same success, xne position of Yudenltch's army Is hopeless. Do not give him a breathing spell. Harry him, defeat him until he Is Red to Left Oct 31. Tho Russian Le- gation here y received a report from tho northwest army dated which says: \The Bolshevik- - attempt to surround our lef twlng west of Tsarskoye Selo miscarried. We resumed the offensive and occupied the Important cross-road- s near the village of close to Krasnoye Selo. taking 2,500 prisoners and many machtno guns. We are con- tinuing to advance.\ London, Oct 31. The capture of from the forces ai Ad- miral Kolchak by the Bolshevik! to claimed In a wireless despatch received from Moscow y. The despatch says the town fell Thursday, A Bolshevik Issued Friday and received here tills afternoon says : \An artillery duel between our bat- teries and enemy ships In the Gulf of Finland resulted In the enemr being driven off.\ An unconfirmed renort hns reached the Clone that three Bolshevik vessels were sunk when the Bolshevlkl at tempted to land on the coast In the of Petrograd. the vessels being bombarded by a British fleet. IN to Vote and 44 Bv the Aetociated Prett. Oct. 31. Replying to an In th Diet last night relative to Finland s future foreign policy the premier said Finland intended to co operate with the Allies and the Baltic States In opposing Bolshevism. After an all night 'debate forty-fo- members of tho Diet voted the statement and moved to refer the matter to the Foreign Affairs Committee for further Seventy mem- bers considered the answer pnd seventy-fiv- e Socialists refrained from voting. Rudolph Holtti, the Foreign Minister, told the Associated Press he Interpreted the vote to mean that \of all the mem- bers not one considered Intervention In Russia possible.\ Sptdat Detpatch to Im Sex. Oct SI. Prime Minis ter Llanosov of the Russian Government has arrived at Helsingfors to discuss a .possible cooperation b tween the Finns and Gen. Yudenltch's army, according to an official despatch received here Much significance Is attached to this event by officials here, for It was said that tho recent request of Yudenitch for help from the Finns was refused on the ground that the Omsk Government, the central. antl Bolshevist Russian power, had not yet the of Finland. The opinion was expressed that the Finns would gain their point and In this event the Bpeedy fall of Petrograd was predicted. The despatch said that Llanosov made no - fifth H. Altman & Ola MADISON AVENUE FIFTH AVENUE, Thirty-fourt- h Street THE SUN, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 1919. STRANGLE FOE, TROTZKY MESSAGE Yudenitch Army Hopeless, Troops. commanders com- missaries Government concentra- tion mercilessly. Petrograd. annihilation completely destroyed.\ YUDENITCH RENEWS PETROGRAD DRIVE Attempt Surround Wing Miscarries. Stockholm, Wednesday, Vtostzskaya, Petropovlovsk communication neighborhood INTERVENTION PLEA FAILS FINLAND Socialists Rfuse Others Oppose. llKLSiNOFona, interpellation unsatisfactory Investigation. satisfactory Immediately Washington. Northwestern acknowledged unconditional Inde- pendence M. daily NEW Thirty Street ' . An Interest I tug Sale' of Misses9 AetMirra Taillemrs wMfl Ibe coots mimed oe tlhe Secoed Flloor to-d- ay (Saturday) These Suits, representing tiJhe smart, youthful models of t,he season, are fashioned of wool Velour, yalama, chevrona, silvertone and men's wear mixtures. They have been tpBcen, from regular stock and re.-mar- for this special occasion, to . $48., 55., 65. offering splendid values at these prices secret of his mission and Interviews In which he discussed the question of Finnish aid were published In Finnish newspapers. The Bolshevist army that has been stationed along the border of Finland on the Karolla frontier has been weak- ened to reinforce the Bolshevist army defending Petrograd. With the added help of troops from Moscow, It was re- ported, the Red army had taken the offensive against Yudenitch. This of- fensive of the Reds might. In the opin- ion of diplomats, prolong the fighting until next spring, and It Is therefore firmly .believed that In order to bring the Finnish army into action on its side tho Omsk Government will yield to the Finns' demand. The governmental status of Russia was explained to-d- as follows : The coun- try outside the areas controlled by the Bolshevists Is divided Into four Gov- ernments, the northern, with head- quarters at Archangel ; the northwestern, with Yudenitch at the head; the Omtk or central power In Admiral Kolchak's district, and the southern, whero Dent- - klne Is operating. Tho other three Gov- ernments recognize the 'seat of power un at Omsk, and Llanoscv Is bcllved ti be acting under Instructions from Omsk, as the Finns. It Is sail, will not accept as completo any recognition that does not come from the recognized central power. PARIS WATCHES NEW MISSION TO BALTIC Keenly Interested in Move to Oust Germans There. Paris, Oct 31. Measures being taken by tho peace conference In connection with the Baltic situation are being closely observed here. Interest now cen trlng In the departure of the Interallied mission, which Is expected to leave Paris Saturday for the Baltic Tho avowed purpose of the mission is to force the German troops now In the Baltic to leave there. Its first business will be In Berlin, whero It will Investigate the suspicions that the German Government was not free from complicity In the failure of Gen. von dcr Goltz's troops to wtthdiaw from tho Baltic provinces. Once tho commission la assured of the German Government's good faith the question will be brought up, It la understood, of the control of the railroad Hnea running from East Prussia to Courland. Several French and British officers have already been designated to trr&ynss mw7 is portrayed assume 'responsibility for these lines when the question Is settled. The mis sion's nrst endeavor is expected to bo to make an effort to give the Lettish' forces material help against the Gormano-Rus- - slan troops under Col. Avalorr. Ber-nion- dt which have been fighting the Letts in the Riga district It measures for the dispersion of the Beifmondt forces, which Is the desired aim, are ex- pected at first to be persuasive, to be followed later by sterner measures If these prove necessary. Basle, Oct. 31. The German Govern- ment note to the Entente declining to participate In the blockade of Soviet Russia asks that the blockade be com pletely raised and that all German ships held In Baltic harbors bo restored to their owners. AGREEMENT REACHED BY LETTS AND POLES Foreign Minister Meirmwith Tells of Pourparlers. London, Oct 31. The Lettish press bureau has received a despatch from Riga which contains an interview with Foreign Minister Meirmwith, who has Just returned to Riga from Warsaw. \The result of the pourparlers with Poland were satisfactory,\ he said. \Poland recognizes Letvla,as a de facto Government The Polish Government disapproves of thb aggression of Col. Avaloff-Bermon- dt who requested Poland to recognize west Russia, that Is, Courland and north Lithuania, and promised south Lithuania to Poland as compensation for Pdllsh neutrality. Poland rejected the proposal. \The Polish Government will send war materials to Letvla and take defensive pleasures against Avaloff-Bermon- dt in case he, threatens Poland or tries to an nihilate Lithuania. \Poland desires economic community with Letvla and free transit for mer chandlse to Lettish ports. Poland's flplomattc representatives will arrive In Riga shortly and In a few days a mill tary convention will bo concluded at Riga between Poland and Lithuania.\ The Lettish press bureau reports that up to October 28 the number of victims taken to hospitals as a result of the German bombardment of Riga was seventy-eig- ht men, women and children, of whom twenty-si- x had died. These figures do not Include many .persons killed or wounded by poison gas shells. a S Filth Floor, Front DUCHESS APPEALS 9NSISTENCY Believing consistency to be jewel we strive to avoid any inconsistencies that might crop up in our clothing. That is why we do not waste good woolens on freakish styles or. loose tailoring. We are consistent in that we fea- ture all-wo- ol fabrics, expert tailoring and correct styles! HfXya TO WOMEN VOTERS American in London Council Urges Civic Bpedal Cable Detpatch to Tns Son and the rublta Ledger. Copyright, ltl, all rightt rennet. London, Oct 31. Tho Duchess of Marlborough, one of thirty-eig- ht present members of the London County Council, Is out with an appeal to women voters, of whom there are .more than 800,000 In London. She says: 'Tho British love of evolution hai, never been better Illustrated than In the average citizen's conception of bor- ough patriotism. It Is to this locat pride that I should like to appeal In asking the women to use their vote to make their own particular borough the finest as regards good houses, the best served as regards public transit, the healthiest and cleanest most economic- ally and at the samo time most ef- ficiently administered. \There Is no reaeon why the Infant mortality rate should be as high as 24.2 per 1,000 In Bhoredltch while In Hamp- - stead It Is Only 14,3 per 1,000 except that In Shoredltch the homes ore largely' unsanitary. There Is no reason why we should not have better tramway ser- vice and Unking up of dead ends In the suburbs except that borough councils, unfortunately, possess a veto on an ex- tension which they generally exercise on purely local consideration and with- out regard to tho Interests and needs of the travelling public and of London as a whole.\ The Duchess is one of a score or moro American women with British lilies who have plunged Into Engllsn politics. Their activities cause one to wender what the attitude of the public would be should English born wives of Americans take a similar course. In the United States. , THINKS BEST BEHIND PLOUGH. So Canadian Premier Will Choose Cabinet on Ills Farm. Toronto, Oct 31. Behind the plough Is the best place for thinking, In the opinion of Charles Ernest Drury, the farmer who will be Ontario's next Pre mier Sir. Drury left here for his farm to- day, where he will decide on the per- sonnel of his cabinet \I can think better when ploughing,\ he said. f NEW YORK A introductory If our prices would seem in- consistent with such superior quality our policy will ex- plain, this seeming discrep- ancy Our policy is to sell depend- able clothing, as we do all other merchandise, at. prices consistently lower than those of other good shops ! Men's and young men's suits and overcoats $p.75 to $64.75 HERALD SQUARE $?ZG. throughout. The Patriotism. It is true no doubt, that \war improves the good and makes the bad worse.\ In Gilbert Cannan's new novel ' 'Pink Roses, ' ' reviewed in to-morr- ow 's BOOKS AND TKE BOOK WORLD by Maurice Frauds Egan, the evil influence of war anecdote visualizing the two leading ladies of the book is a little gem and too good to miss. , Attractions Art Herald Square, Broadway, 14th to Mth St. We Sell Dependable Merchandise at Prices Lower Than Any Other Slore.but for Cash Only Store hours 9 to 5:30 m xwi Formality If you don't be- lieve in being cor- rect in the matter of form, just ob-- , serve the way peo- ple receive your visiting card the way they finger the engraved name. And if it is not en- graved, if the card is not refined, the disaster is as great as a soiled collar. Your visiting card is your personal represen tative when it's sent in to some one you wish to impress. Or we should say, it's your \person- ality\ representative it ushers you in Your visiting card should be a concrete expression of your ideas on what is correct. This sale of visiting cards should be of interest not only to those who wish to solve the gift ' problem, but also to those who want merely to be correct. There are 100 cards and a new plate at $1.89, regularly $2.12, with the name only, in script type. There are 100 $UCM Olfl enflliSb or shaded Roman Cards and a new plate at $3.96, that were regularly $4.47. Fifteen letters are allowed at this price. Each additional letter 18c. We will print 100 cards from your own plate for $1.06, regularly $1.17. Then there are fountain pens pencils and penholders that add to their or- namental and utilita- rian qualities the ele- ment of economy. They were taken from regu- lar stock and sub- stantially reduced. 22 fountain pens at 79c uere il.40.il. 41. il.04 and 94c. Some are plain, others have two gold bands or are sterling silver mounted.\ 14 karat gold pen points. 16 pens at $2.97 litre i6.94 and i3.89 Two gold filled, full mounted. Four dec-tor- 's pens fitted with thermometers. Four plain gold filled, mounted. fft&SSFS- - Mln lloor, 3Jth St Z5S52S2ZEB532S

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