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Suit WEATHER FORECAST. Rain, followed by clearing to-da- y, cold- er; IT SHINES FOK ALL fair and colder. Highest temperature yesterday, 595 lowest, 40. Detailed weather reports on editorial put, VOL. LXXXVII. NO. 105. 4- -f NEW YORK, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1919. wm. m. iu t sun printing and rMUMm, jmoHotum. 92 PAGES. PRICE FIVE Ptf.MT'C! i ( In New Greater York, JCMMf MOKES 70 RA TIFY TREA TY9 WITH LEAGUE EXCLUDED; 7v ALSO OFFERS RESOLUTION DECLARING A STATE OF PEACE; UNDER WOOD ASSENTS, BUT HITCHCOCK PREVENTS A BALLOT A 1 GARFIELD QUIT WHEN CABINET LOWERED PRICE Senators Charge Wilson's Aids Mixed Politics ia Strike Settlement. ALL TAPERS SUBPG3NAED Fuel Administrator Ignored Slnco Dec. 5 and His Strong Warnings Disregarded. Special Despatch to 1am Sex. Washington, Dec 13. Dr. Harry A. Garfield retired from the offlco of Fed- eral ' Fuel Administrator because his advice was Ignored, and the President's Cabinet saw fit tb override over his protest his most earnest pleas that the rights of the public should not be sub- ordinated to the rights of either the coal operators or the cool miners. He made this clear to-d- before a special session of the Frellnghuysen of the Senate Interstate' Com- merce Committee. Dr. Garfield appeared before the Senators late to-d- and his examina- tion continued well into the evening. He was most anxious to avoid per- sonalities and every assistance was fiven him by the examining legislators to protect, names and textual matter dealing with his recent clash with the less firm faction of Mr. Wilson's offi- cial family, but ho made it perfectly clear that In the faco of his most cogent arguments and most earnest warnings the Cabinet had deliberately taKen the step which would place the fixing of coal prices to the consuming public in the hands of a commission of three in which the public would be under the Insurmountable disadvan- tage of having to confront a two to one majority. Gnrfleld I Disillusioned. According to Dr. Garfield when he laid his programme of, settlement he- ton the representatives of the miners and the operators on November 26 he previously had consulted with the Cabinet and assumed that, the general scheme of advancing wages 14 per cent, and suggesting the creation of an advisory commission to determine upon readjustments of tho wage scales and coal prices had the support of the President's entire Cabinet. He was disillusioned when, after he had pre- pared his recommendations, framed his scheme of settlement and departed for Willlamstown. Mass, he was .sum moned back to Washington on Decern ber 4. Bubpcenas which will have tho effect of producing beforo the committee every communication and document which pased between Dr. Garfield and other members of the Administration affecting the coal strike situation in even tho remotest way will' bo issued. Senator Frellnghuysen declared. Dr. Garfield objected strenuously, but was overruled. When these papers are produced It is expected that they will reveal the extent to which the Administration has mixed politics in its dealings with the strikers and tho purpose of the secret conference last Saturday night at the home of Attorney-Gener- al Palmer which resulted in tho early morning announcement that the strike had been settled. Thought Cabinet Supported Him. \Were you told that they supported your positlonT asked Chairman Frellng- huysen. \Tou had appeared as an of- ficial f the Administration. Did you have any word as to how the Cabinet stood with referenco to your recom- mendations ?\ \Nothing more than that I had pre- sented the scheme I had outlined and the five principles of proposed under- standing which I had prepared at a Cabinet sesalon, and I understood that there was agreement as to every prin- ciple which I had set down except the second, which Involved basing the pro- posed wage rat advances, upon which point the Secretary of Labor held dif- ferent views,\ replied Dr. Garfield. Dr. Garfield then proceeded to explain that Secretary Wilson had urged the adoption of a ecale advance of 31.61 per cent, based on the rate of advance In the wage rates of those operatives who had received the minimum advance tlnce 1913. This group was the Plck miners, who even In 1913 were enjoying a rate of wage well out of joint with wages In general In the Industry. To have applied a percentage rate of In- crease based on the wage changes In this group would have shot tho general average 'of Increases up 107 per cent to meet a known advance. In the cost of living of but 79.8 per cent Questioned as to whether he knew that the Cabinet accepted his views or those of Secretary Wilson, Dr. Garfield ad- mitted that he was well aware that the Cabinet majority was against him on the question of the degree of wage In- crease. He was not further consulted. He said that the President was not con- - lL, Continued on Tenth Pas. PRESIDENT WALKS, FIRST TIME IN Great Indicated and Paralysis Rumors Are Finally Special Despatch to Tni So. Washington, Dec, 13. President Wilson was up y for tho first tlmo since he was sent to bed by Dr. Cary Grayson eleven weeks ago. Tho President roso unassisted, dressed and walked about his room and tho corri- dors and then wont to his chair upon tho south portico, of tho Whlto House. It was evident that tho Chief Execu-tiv- o was still weak and was tired by his slight efforts. Nevertheless It was stated that the effprt was Indication' of tho great improvement tho Presi dent has made under the rest cure. It sets at rest tho rumors and reports that the President was paralyzed be- low tho waist. BAN BEING LIFTED QUICKLY Most Restrictions Expected to End at Midnight To-nig- Excopt in Northwest. PREFERENCE ABANDONED Manufacturing Plants Duo to Bo in Full Operation Be- fore Next Sunday. Special Despatch to The Scn. Washington, Dec 13. Restrictions caused by tho coal strike will be raised soon after midnight night, in the belief of officials of the Railroad Administration y. It is probable that normal train service will be re sumed at that time. Regional directors received authority to lift restrictions at their discretion last night and re- ports received to-d- from all over 'the country indicated that tho sltua- -' tlon is such as to mako quick action possible. Preferred classification for five lines of industry was abandoned y. All industries may obtain needed coal so far as it Is available in their neighbor- hoods. The Central Coal Committee announced that companies must con- tinue to make application to the roads that have been supplying them with fuel. It is thought that the order will result In tho completo resumption of manufacturing next week. James J. Storrow, Fuel Administrator for the New England district, announced at Boston that New England might run short of steam coal In January and February, and advised steam plants to economize in preparation for the emer gency. He announced the withdrawal of all restrictions as to heat light and power furnished by public utilities s. In Chicago P. S. Eustls, chairman of the Western Passenger Association, an- nounced that . full passenger service would be resumed on all railroads of the Northwest region at 13:01 o'clock next Thursday morning. Hale Holden, regional director of railroads' in the central Western territory, issued an or- der to-d- cancelling all restrictions on railroad passenger service. Mr. Eustls said that the continuance of the restrictions for several days would be necessary to clear railroads of coal shipments to points threatened with a famine. In Cleveland orders similar to those In other regions were Issued relating to the restrictions on public- utilities. Mem- - .bers of the coal committee said that electric light signs might ba placed In operation Immediately. In Detroit the restrictions were modi- - fled to permit Industries to operate on a three day a week basis beginning on Monday. The six hour rule for stores, made by the City Council, was re- scinded. NEW COLD WAVE IS , GATHERING IN WEST Already Sets New Records in Northern Districts. rmpim. Dec 13. Scarcely had the middle West and tho Northwest dug themselves cut of their furs and the heavy snows of early In the week, when the weaOier bureau sent another chill tweenlng across the plains to the Rockies. This announcement was that another cold wave was gathering lt- -i k vIMnltv nf iMedlclna Hat or eome place In the far Northwest, and zero temperatures wouia prevail to- night and over Sunday. Warmer weather was the forecast for monaay. In the middle West to-d- the new cold snap was not so severe as early i i- n,.lr lint In tho Northwest, cold records which have stood for years were shattered, foruano, ure., came xor-nm- with a new cold record four de grees above zero The cold. sweeping down from tne norm, nas the warm winds of the Japan current, and the normally moderate coast climate has disappeared tempo rarily. HaKer city, ure., announces a temperature of 24 below zero last night Shendan, wyo., came lorwaro. wiin 26 below, and Helena, Mont, confessed to 24 below. ELEVEN WEEKS Improvement COAL Disposed Of. Whlto House attaches were sur- prised when they saw the Executive walking about; they had had no notice that ho was expected to be up and about. Dr. Grayson, It was learned, gave permission for a very brief walk., Tho President was on his feet but a short time, walking from his room and study to the portico, but It seemed to satisfy his desire for action. If the weather Is propitious the President may leave the Whlto House. It was indicated ht that if his condition continued to show the present rato of Improvement he may bo expected to take short auto- mobile rides about the city and sub- urbs for the benefit of tho fresh air. JOHNSON IS OUT FOR PRESIDENT Issues Formal Announcement as He Leaves for Cal- ifornia to Rest 'GOING DIRECT TO PEOPLE' Senator Shortly Will Have' \Definito and Specific Programme.\ Special Despatch, to Tax So. Washington, Dec 13. Senator Hiram Johnson (Cal.) y formally announced his candidacy for the an nomination for President. Senator Johnson has been recognized for a long tlmo as an aspirant He was candidate for nt on tho Progressive ticket headed by Theo-door- o Roosevelt in 1912; was Gover- nor of California for two terms and led the fight In that State which ousted the old Southern Pacific influ- ence from control of the State. As Governor he led In securing the pas- sage of a great body of liberal laws. The Senator has been one of the lead- ers of the fight against ratification of the German peace treaty. In his an- nouncement he said: I have been laid up the last week and am leaving Sunday night for Caltfronla. I hope to get myself In shape In a couple of weeks there and upon my return enter Into the Pres- idential campaign. I fully realize the handicaps under which I labor and the obstacles which I must over- come, but I am exercising what Is every American's birthright Of course, any success for me must rome from the people themselves, not from a certain well known class of politicians or from those whose In- terests make such politicians. Wher- ever it Is possible I am going direct to the people. Upon my return I ehall announce a definite and specific programme. , RUSSIAN FOES OF REDS REJECT PEACE Pledge Aid to Army and Plan Reforms. Irkutsk, Deo. 9 (delayed). S. N. Tretlakov, Vlco-Prtm- o Minister and acting Minister of Foreign Affairs, dis- cussed at length the programme of the new Cabinet of the Govern- ment at a special meeting of the State Economic council yeEterday. After lis- tening to Minister Tretlakov, the Coun- cil adopted a resolution expressing the conviction that It was necessary at tho present time to concentrate all efforts to support the army and satisfy all Its needs. The Council's resolution urged the necessity of Immediate enactment of the following reforms, which coincide with the programmo of the new Cabinet, as recently announced 1. The yielding by the military author- ities of all administrative functions in civil matters to the civil authorities. 2. Energetic Introduction of law and order In all administrative activities. 3. Immodlate convocation of a repre- sentative assembly with legislative func- tions, which would have control over the actions of the Government. During the session of the Council one of its members proposed peace with the Bolshevikl, but this proposal was re jected emphatically. GREEKS AND TURKS CLASH. Latter Withdraw After Attack In Weatern Asia Minor. Salonica, Dec 12 (delayed). Greek soldiers and Turkish irregular troops have engaged in scattering skirmishes during the past couple of days In west-e- m Asia Minor, according to an official statement Issued at army headquarters here. Turkish forces numbering 150 men attacked Greek positions about nine miles northwest of. Soma yesterday and 300 other Irregulars made an attack on Greek positions on the road fromKInlk to Soma. After a three hour fight the Turks withdrew, leaving In the hands of the Greeks a large amount of war ma- terial. One Greek soldier was killed and three wounded, while the bodies of four Turks were found on the field. Tt.1i.rtM ItMtanMiil. Tth tit..- -. ready buyers found. !ew York Amer ican ait inoni leiumDtu 7,oou. PAT CROWE GETS WORK GUARDING SALVATION HUT Kidnapper of Cudaliy, Jr., Installed in Army Booth in Union Square. $25,000 RANSOM IS GONE Sends Congratulations to His Erstwhile Victim, Who Is Soon to Be Married. According to Pat Crowe, who nearly twenty years ago made a name for himself and $25,000 through the kid- napping of Edward A. Cudahy, Jr., at Omaha, tho life of a night watchman In such a place as Union Square offers many attractions. In the first place It puts a free roof over ono's head. In the second it car ries a weekly stipend upon which, with the Item of rent cut from tho budget, ono may contrive to live along simple lines; and In tho third, lawlessness having long betaken Itself from Union Sauare. the duties ore not so onerous as to Interfere with the cxerclso of the literary gift If one possesses It. All these considerations then, aaaea to a monetary stringency wnicn nos walked with him for a dozen years, have induced Pat to become warder and guardian of the Salvation Army hut In Union Square. The hut, by order of the Commissioner of Parks, must oo razea by the last day of this year, but this is not a circumstance to dismay Crowe, who likes a variegated life and abhors tho dulness so often Incident to pro tracted tenure of office. On Friday last he presented nimseu fn fVit William A. Melntyre at Salva- - in Amv hnnrinnarters on West Four teenth street and made a double request Primarily ne neeaea a jod, anu ui unto. Secondly, upon the strength of the post wMnh Ua hail nnt vet received but craved, he desired to be accommodated with the price of a telegram to inicago. He had read that the boy whom he onco mptUiI nfr havtnip Arrived at manhood. was about to enter marital conditions and he wished to send him a message oi congratulation. He explained, what is already known to that part of the reading public which has followed his career, that the ransom money which was paid to him from the Cudahy coffers went to the winds long ago. and that while he Is living straight ho Is no longer In the first heyday of youth and Is finding It Increasingly difficult to gain employment us rec- ord, he informed Col. Melntyre, pursues him like a creditor and the world seems n flllo.l with nfranm who will have none of Crowe. The Salvation Army has taxen mm on as wormy oi assistant and a suitable Job will bo found for him. In the meantime he Is ensconced at the hut In the park. He was inducted into omce just as darkness fell last night and expressed himself as edified with his surroundings. He has an easy chair, a shelf of books and a writing table with a drop light over It. Within thA 1at KAVArnl venr he has written and lectured on the necessity for ieoerai vocational Bcnoois ana a. ru-er- al department of vocational training, and In thft nrtnrA if nlehtfl which ha will spend In Union Square he will prepare anotner Drocnuro aiong gugnuiu unto, riiflilmna Hnv will orrnr durlncr his Incumbency, and It Is his understanding that in tho great metropolitan city tne custom of the Christmas bonus Is as good as universal. EX-KAISE- R CHARLES SPURNED BY CZECHS Refuses $500,000 Job Offered by American Paper. Paris, Dec. 13. Former Emperor Charles of Austria nnd Empress Zlta are tired of remaining in Switzerland, according to a telegram from Prague, and have applied to the Czecho-Slova- k Government for permission to reside In Prague. The request was refused for political reasons. One reason given for the request Is that owing to the low rate of exchange In Switzerland the former royal couple are receiving only one-ten- th of their Income from Vienna. Empress Zlta is reported to have been forced to sell more of her Jewels here. An American newspaper Is under- stood to have offered the former Em- peror 3500,000 for his reminiscences, but although financially embarrasncU, ho refused. Call Worth 10,000 for \The Sun\ Beginning this morn-in- g the offices of THE SUN will be at the new headquarters, 280 Broad- way. The telephone number is Worth 10,000. The EVENING SUN will also be at 280 Broadway w. Telephone number Worth 10,000. German Reply to Allies Sent on Way to Paris LONDON, Dec. 18. Tho Gor- man reply to the two notes of tho Entente Powers was des- patched last night to Paris by courier, according to a Berlin wireless message. The German mission will leave for Paris Sunday. BOY KIDNAPPED, I Mrs. James Blake Asserts Two Negroes Snatched Son From Her in Vcntnor, N. J. HER STORY QUESTIONED State Authorities Disinclined to Credit Her Talc Becauso of Her Condition. Special Despatch to Tns Sex. Ventnor, N. J., Dec. 13. Local and county authorities find themselves completely puzzled ht after an all day Investigation of tho disappear- ance of \Buddy\ Blako, five year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James Blako. He was reported by his mother last night to have been kidnapped from her by two negroes. Tho boy's disappearance was re ported to the police after Mrs. Blako fell fainting Rcro the doorstop of Benjamin Fox, a neighbor, living at 10D South Cambridge avenuo. Mrs. Blake's story was then that tho child had been snatched from her a few minutes beforo while she had been walking with him In South Cambridge avenue, a short distance from tho Fox home. Mrs. Blake and her husband, who for- merly made their home In Philadelphia, havo lved here for more than a year, but occupy different houses. Their homes, however, are within less than 100 feet of each other. ' Attacked by Negro. According to the story told by Mrs. Blake, she and her child were walking along tho street, which was not well lighted, when two negroes, both In army uniform, came suddenly behind her. Ono of them seized the boy and tho other threw one of his arms about her neck and, drawing her head back, clapped his other hand across her mouth. She fainted, she said, from fright and pain, and when Bhe had recovered sufficiently to bo able to make her way to Mr. Fox's she was alone. The boy had disappeared and her handbag also had been taken. The police began work on the case Im- mediately, but they are not at all sure that the boy was kidnapped In the way his mother describes. Mrs. Blake has suffered from a nervous malady for a long time, has been In the habit of tak lng a powerful medlctno prescribed for her at one time, and while still In a highly nervous state, told a num- ber of conflicting stories. She seems to have great difficulty in remembering even tho simplest facts and occurrences of tho evening, even de- tails that happened well before she re- ported the loss of the child and which had nothing to do with his disappear- ance. Mrs. Blake Is not being detained, but tho police and county authorities who are In touch with the house where she Is 111 are not at all euro that the child is alive and consider it not Impossible that ho may have been thrown from a pier at the foot of Cam- bridge avenue by whoever had him last In charge. Persons who wcro near the pier last night have reported that they saw two men and a child go out on it but cannot say whether or not the men were negroes and whether they re- turned. The authorities feel more disinclined than ever to accept the story of the kidnapping as first told by Mrs. Blake after a consultation with her husband He explained to them that her nervous affliction often causes her to imagine events that do not occur at all. Mrs. Blake pointed out footprints leading across a lot from the point where she claimed sho had been stand- ing when the negroes attacked her. Tho lot frequently was used by tradesmen to reach the rear of cottages in the vicinity, occupants of the surrounding residences told the detectives. Mrs. Blake Too Nervona. When thoy first started to question Sirs. Blake after they had checked up her story, the police became convinced that Mrs. Blako was not fully responsible for her statements because of her nervous condition. They heard from Mr. Blake that once before she had given him a bad scare under some- what similar conditions and they Im- mediately got in touch with a former nurse of tho family, who lives In Brldgeton, N. J. This lead brought no results, they said, and they turned to the drowning theory because the municipal pie Is Just at the foot of Cambridge avenue, a hundred feet from the scene of tho supposed attack by the negroes. Tlfo purse which Mrs. Blake had de- scribed as part of the lott taken by the two marauders .was found In a few minutes. Beach along the entire beach followed and the quest was continued around the pilings of tho pier and a second structure extending further out In the water Just above the municipal pier. They found no trace of the body. Among tne articles round in tne purse was n physician's prescription. This Is In possession of the police, but they re fuse to say wnat it was. air. uialce Is a man of means and Is In the Insurance business in Philadelphia, ALLIES BOW TO U.S. ON TREATY RESERVATIONS Partial Acceptance Agreed To at Conference of Pre- miers in London. SEEK HELP OF AMERICA Settlement of Fiumo Problem Urged Davis Silent on Part in Meeting. Paris, Dec. IS. As a result of the conferences held in London by Prem- iers Lloyd Georgo and Clemenceau tho American Government will bo noti- fied that In order to facilitate a com- promise between adverse parties In tho American Senate the Allies are willing to accept, to as great an extent as possible, some of tho reservations to tho Versailles treaty made by the Foreign Relations Committee, accord ing to tho Matin. It is said tho Allies will \do every- thing In order that America may par- ticipate in future conferences.\ Important problems, the newspaper says, shall henceforth bo settled by a council of the Premiers of France, Eng- land and Italy. This council will meot sometimes In Parts and sometimes in London and will examine principally Russian and Turkish problems. In the presence of John W. Davl, United States Ambassador to Great Britain, it Is said Premier Clemenceau and Lloyd George assured Vltterlo Sclalola, Italian Foreign Minister, that there was a necessity for an early set- tlement of tho Flumo problem, and In- dicated England would intercede with the United States for Italy. The spirit which prevailod at the Lon- don conference, the Matin Bays, was good and the neceslty for close cooperation by the Allies was recognized. By the Associated Prets. London, Dec 13. Premier David Lloyd George and the Fronch Premier, M. Clemenceau, completed ht a, three days' conference on the main out- standing International questions relat- ing to tho peace settlement, principally Turkey. During the course of the dis- cussions the American, Japanese and Italian Ambassadors and French and British financial experts were called In at various times, while the Italian. For- eign Minister, Glgnor Sclalola, took a prominent part Later ho left for Italy. Tho conference covered a wide range of subjects, nnd a brief official statement Issued records that \satisfactory agreements were arrived at on all out- standing points.\ So far as la known, tho American Am bassador, John W. Davis, participated only In the Adriatic discussion. He em- phatically denied the report that tho conference had eubmltted proposals to President Wilson for tho revamping of the treaty and that ho had been called to discuss them. What was wanted of him. or what advice he may have given, Is carefully concealed. The London political writers are at wide variance regarding the proceedings of the conference, none of them appar- ently being really Informed as to what has transpired. Premier Clemenceau, will leave for Paris BRITAIN. TO REDUCE HIGH COST OF MILK Food Ministry Plans Other Concessions This Week. Special Cable DetfiatcK to Tns Sen. CopprigM, 1319. a1 righte reserved. London, Dec. 13. Tho Food Ministry will announce soon a. reduction of 3 cents a quart In tho prlco of milk. This Is to bo followed by other concessions at short Intervals, and probably control of all foodstuffs will be abandoned In the next fow months. G. H. Roberts, the Food Controller, on Monday next will remove tho re- strictions on the use of meat and free trading will be permlted in ail stores. Tho only restriction that will remain will be the order that Imported meat must bo labelled as such. No reason Is given for the decontrol of meat but market reports Indicate that the cold storage establishments of the country are full to overflowing with American and Australian meat At tho same tlmo the British farmers are sending halt fat cattle to market owing to the excessive cost of feed- - stuffs. During recent months the con sumption of meat In Great Britain has been falling steadily and the ration of 48 cents worth has proved an excessive allowance. The Food Jlmlstry has been criticised In the newspapers for main- taining the price for purposes of reve- nue, thus depriving the poor of neces- sary food. ESTHONIANS REPORT VICTORY. Bolshevlkt on Narvn Front Said, to Do Mowed Down. London, Dec 13. Esthonlan and Bol shevik communications received here to day report severe fighting oa the Narva front, the Esthonlans asserting that heavy attacks have been beaten off. The Bolshevikl merely record the fighting. \Bolshevikl attacking In close forma- tion,\ the Esthonlan communication adds, \were mowed down In front of our barbed wire. Many uninjured Bolshevikl laid themselves flat on the ground to escape the fire from their own machine guns placed behind them to force them to fight\ Knox's Resolution for , Ratification of Treaty Special Despatch to Tax SDN. WASHINGTON, Dec. 13. The resolution introduced by Senator Knox (Pa.), fol- lows: Resolved : That the Senate unreservedly advises and consents to the ratification of the treaty of Versailles in bo far only as it relates to the creation of a state of peace between tho United States nnd Germany. It was identical in text with the resolution declaring tho ex- istence of a state of peace, in- troduced by Senator Lodge (Mass.) at tho close of the VILLA KIDNAPS D. S. RANCHMAN Raiders Hold Hugo, American Citizen, for $10,000 Ransom. ENGLISHMAN RELEASED Prominent Mexicans Also Are Taken Prisoners in Attack on Muzquiz. Eagle Pass, Tex., Dec. 13. Frank Hugo, an American citizen, manager of tho J. M. Dobles ranch, near Muzquiz, State of Coahuila, Is being held for ransom by tho Villlstos, who raided Muzquiz last Tuesday. The raid ers, It Is reported, were led by Villa himself. No other American was.taken by tho bandits and an Englishman seized by them later was released, according to word received hero y. Hugo Is being held for 310,000 ran som, It was said, and several promi- nent Mexicans are held for 35,000 ran- som each. Tho Englishman released was R. B. Rawson, representative of an Eagle Pass lumber company. Ono of tho Mexicans held Is Don Mi guel Muzquiz Pena, one of the wealthiest ranchmen In Mexico, it la said. His wife escaped by running to Itoslta, sev eral miles distant where she telegraphed her son to send the ransom money to Pino Solo, 120 miles from Muzquiz, the point designated by the bandits. The Vllllstaa left Muzquiz Friday at 2 P. M., talcing the same direction over the hills toward Chihuahua otate, trom whence they came, according to Mexi- can Consul G. M. Seguln of Eagle Pass. Much uneasiness was felt In PIcdras Necras. tho Mexican town opposlto hero, and fearing a return of the bandits and possible attack upon their town the real dents did not go to bed last night, In every house a light was burning, It was said. Washington, Dec. 13. Senator Shcp-par- d (Tex.) to-d- asked the State De- partment to Investigate reports that Fred G. Hugo, manager of the J. M. Dobles ranch In Mexico, had been kid- napped, and held for ransom by the s, who raided Muzquiz last Tues- day. Itoports to the department yesterday from the American Connul at Juarez said no Americans had been \harmed\ during the raid. MEXICAN REBELS SURRENDER. 700 Give Vp to Gen. Gonxnle In Tyro Stnten, Says Iteport. Galveston, Tex., Dec. 13. Surrender of 400 rebels In the state of Oaxnca and 300 In the state of Pueblo, to Gen. Pablo Gonzales, Carranza commander. Is reported In official messages received to-d- by Meade Flerro, Mexican Consul at Galveston. The surrenders took place yesterday, the message says. Mexican Troops Fight Indians, Nooalxs, Ariz., Dec 13. Reports of sharp fighting between (Mexican federal troops and Yaqul Indians at El Capltan, south and' east of Buena Vista station on the Mexican line of tho Southern Pacific of Mexico, were received here y. VANDERBELT OEMS SOLD. Dnchesa of MnrlboronKh Itaa Auc- tioned Diamond Tiara. Special Cable Despatch to Tns 8c and the Public Ledger. Copyright, all rights reserved. London, Dec 13. A magnificent dia mond tiara, the property of the Duchess or Marloorougn, wno was uonsueio van-derb- has been sold at Christie's for 3100,000. It was bought by a diamond merchant and the tiara will be broken up and set differently. WORKERS GET BONUSES. $10,000,000 Is niatrlbntcd by Chtcaso Companies. Ciiicaoo, Dec ore than In Christmas bonuses will be distributed to employees of Chicago banks and stores during the coming I week. The distribution ranges from 6 per cent of yearly salaries In some stores to as high as IS and 20 'per cent In others. ItCSSIAX DAZAAIl. Hotel Plaza. ntiMlan ambroldtrr & other warea. Tea A dancing. Balalaika orcheitra. Mon. & Tuea. Adt, Minority Leader's Objection Causes Subject to Go Over to Monday. TALK OF COMPROMISE Lodge Asserts, However, Democrats Do Not Con- trol Their Votes. WAITING ON WHITE HOUSE Says It Is Open to President to Suggest Modifications to tho Senate Special Despatch to lot Sun. WAsniNOTON, Dec. 13. At tho con- clusion of a long discussion of the German peace treaty in tho Senato y Senator Knox (Pa.) offered a resolution declaring that the Senate advlso nnd consent to the ratification of tho treaty of peace with Germany, limiting that ratification to the es- tablishment of a status of peaco be- tween the two countries. This would have had the effect of ratifying tho peace, but excluding the League of Nations covenant, labor clauses and other extraneous mat- ters. Then Senator Knox offered a Joint resolution \that peaco exists between tho United States and Germany.\ To both proposals Senator Hitchcock (Neb.), Democratic leader, objected. Underwood GIvea Consent. Senator Underwood (Ala.) started it by lecturing the Republicans for falling to Inltlato steps to get tho treaty disposed of, and at the end of the discussion Senator Knox proposed his resolution, to which Senator Underwood previously had said he would give his assent. Discussion opened with tho assertion by Senator Underwood that country and world confront a gravo business situation. Ho had read Into tho Con- gressional Record a newspaper article pointing out grave troubles ahead un- less tho treaty Is ratified. He reviewed tho peace treaty fight In the Senate, charged that the Republicans were re- sponsible for failure of the treaty and demanded that the Senato appoint a conclllatiori committee of equal num- bers of Democrats and Republicans to find a meeting point at which all In- terests could agreo to ratify tho treaty. Lodge Is Xot Sarprlaed. \The majority must make tho first move,\ ho said, \and will bo derelict if they don't. I ask Senator Lodge If he is opposed to appointment of a con- ciliation committee to bring Repub- licans and Democrats and the Presi- dent together in a plan to ratify the treaty?\ Senator Lodge replied: \The Senator from Alabama has brought before the Senate an article which I read this morning by a gentle- man named Carl Ackerman, apparently of German origin, whose name I think I have before observed during the war. It did not surprise mo. I have known for some time that the fall In exchange un- doubtedly would be used as a form of pressure to expedite action on the peace treaty. The real purpose of Mr. Acker-man- 's article Is found at the end, where he says that what Is necessary to do is to get a series of reservations In which both sides can claim a victory; that Is the purpose of Mr. Ackerman and that Is the purpose of this particular form of propaganda. \There Is no doubt aoout tho condition of exchanges. Of course, we all know that; we have watched them fall. The ratification of the treaty, amended or unamended, with reservations or without reservations, would have no more effect on the course of the world's exchanges than It would havo on the incoming and outgoing of the tide. It Is an absolutely vacant, Insincere argument There is no connection between the two things, and that Is very well known by the people who are putting It forward. Nothing to Ho \With Treaty. \I am going to waste no time on the question of exchanges. That Involves too many oconomlc laws to be brought In connection with the subject witn which It has nothing tc do. \As to duty to tho country In regard to the treaty of peace carrying with It tho League of Nations, every Senator and every Amorlcan must decide the question for himself. I can only do my duty as I ceo It and It seems to me that tho most Important thing connected with tho treaty Is to see that If we Join the League of Nations wo do not endanger the Deaco. the safety and the inde pendence of the United States. That, to my mind. Is more important tnan any other question now ponding. \As to a committee of conciliation. Senators on tho Democratlo side have nothing to do but come forward. If they are duly authorized by the President and tell us what modifications they would like us to consider. The Senate Is not going to deal, with my assent at least with some unofficial collections of persons whom tho President may select to dlscourso about the treaty with a majority of the Senate. The Senate can of course deal with the President Those of us who voted for the reservations have no one to consult but ourselves. If tho President do3lres to present any modifications or concessions from his position to the Senate It Is open to him to do It\ Illtchcock'n View of Deadlock. Senator Hitchcock said that before the treaty votes were taken at the close of last session he and Senator Lodge dli- -

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