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MAY PROVE EX-KAISER
A CRIMINAL LUNATIC.
Manchester, England, Jan. 10.
The Manchester Guardian hints that
a solution of the difficulty with re
gard to the trial of the former Ger
man emperor will be found.
"The ex-kaiser will be summoned
to trial before an allied commission
and if he does not answer it is pos
sible he may not he will be tried in
.his absence," the newspaper says.
"By this course his full guilt will
be made manifest to the world by
the testimony of witnesses, includ
ing Germans, his correspondence
and other documents. Sentence will
be pronounced and if it cannot be
executed it will, at any rate, be on
record. Possibility js that on evi
dence available from Germany and
Holland, the ex kaiser will be
proved 1 criminal lunatic."
BAR AND FOOT RAIL
' IN NEW TEAROOM.
. New York, Jan. 10. A tearoom
with a regular bar and a shifty
foot rail, rescued from a notorious
saloon of bygone days, was opened
on the Bowery by the Salvation
Army. Every known brand of drink
of no alcoholic content will be
served. Attached to the tearoom
is a cafeteria.
PRISONERS NOT PUNISHED
BUT GIVEN VACATION.
Chicago, Jan. 10. The recent
hanging in the Cook county jail in
view of 200 prisoners was com
mended by Edwin W. Sims in his
annual report as president of the
Chicago crime commission. The re
port pointed out that there were
300 murders and 10,000 thefts in
Chicago in 1919.
"If we are to cope successfully
with the problem of reducing crime
in Chicago, we must understand the
criminal," said Mr. Sims. "There
has been too rhnch meddling by
well-meaning people who do not
"We have been providing crim
inals with flowers, libraries, ath
letics, hot and cold running water,
special visiting,- paroles and par
dons until what was previously in
tended as punishment is no longer
punishment, but a vacation."
MOTHER FINDS DENTIST
KILLED BY HATCHET. ,
NTw- York. Jan. 10. The body
of J. D. Hanania, a dentist, who
had been murdered with a hatchet,
was found in his office by his
A man recently released from
Sing Sing prison on parole after
serving a term for a murderous as--ault
on a member of the dentist's
family, is sought by the police.
. They learned that a man answering
the description of the convict was
. seen climbing dovn a fire escape
of the" building shortly before the
body was found.
The chief county medical exam
iner said it was the most' brutal
murder he had ever seen in all
his experience. -
LUIGI LOST HIS WIFE
BUT WON $80,000.
Chicago, Jan. 10. When Luigi
Curci lost his wife, Arnehta Galli
Curci through divorce, he gained
$83,000, it became' known. When the
court granted Mme.. Galli-Curci he
decree, the prima " donna made a
final settlement of $80,000. to Luigi
for any and all property they might
have held together in ItalyNu else
where. , ,
"I paid him ," Amelita said'and
called it, like you say, quits. I'm
happy now and I'm going to be a
Mme. Galli-Curci made applica
tion for citiienship papers at the fed
eral building and gave Chicago as
her place of residence.
IN JUVENILE FEUD.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 10. Jean
Betacour, 13 years old, was shot
and killed at Vernon, a suburb, as
the result, the police said, of a
juvenile feud centering about rights
of rival gangs to a junk pile in the
bed of" the Los Angeles' river.
Belacour was playing with other
youngsters near the junk pile when
one of two boys who had jumped
off a passing truck, according to
the police, fired at him with a small
rifle. Belacour fell dead with a
bullet through hisWieart and the two
boys fled. The police said fhere had
been exchanges of threats to kill
between the two cliques. .
OMAHA, THE GATE CITY OF THE WEST, OFFERS YOU GOLDEN OPPORTUNITIES.
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Ratifications of the Treaty of
Versailles Exchanged Satur
day Despite Rumors of Fur
ther Postponement. '
HOPE AMERICA SOON
.WILL RATIFY TREATY
"MYSTERIOUS MR. SMITH"
MYSTERIOUS NO MORE.
Boston, Jan. 10. George East
man of Rochester. N. Y., is the
"Mysterious Mr. Smith" who has
given, or pledged. $11,000,000 to
Massachusetts Institute of Technol
ogy. The secret of more than seven
years standing was revealed by
President Richard C. MacLaurin of
the institute. " : .
v BOOTLEGGERS LIABLE
FOR RESULTS OF SALES.
New York, Jan. 10. United
statp Attorney Caffev issued an
other prohibition warning. He
pointed out that after the prohibi
tion amendment goes into effect a
week from today, "any person who
shall be injured in person, property,
means of support or otherwise by
any intoxicated person or by rea
son of the intoxication of anyper
son" will have a right to bring suit
for damages against the individual
who soid the liquor to the person
who caused the trouble. This clause
in the law is expected to serve as
a deterrent .to "bootleggers."
SLICED EAR RETRIEVED
AND SEWED ON AGAIN.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Frank Glovin.
a returned soldier, retrieved his right
car from the street after it had been
sliced off by one of two bandits and
took it to a physician," who sewed it
in place. ,Glovin announced that the
robbers failed to get his money or
ABRAHAM RUEF, POLITICAL
BOSS, IS PARDONED. '
m Sacramento, CaL, Jan. 10. Abra
ham Ruef, former political boss,
-onvicted in San Fsancisco of brib
ery, was granted a pardon by Gov.
William D. Stephens. This auto
matically restores to Ruef the rights
Baron Von Lersner Declares
Germany Ready and Deter
mined to Execute All Terms
Paris, Jan. 10. (By the Associat
ed Press.) Ratifications of the
treaty of Versailles were exchanged
and peace between Germany,
France, Great Britain and the other
allied and associated powers, with
the exception of the United States,
became effective "at 4:16 this after
noon. There were Uth hour ru
mors of a further postponement, but
these proved to be groundless.
. The outstanding comment to
night on the ceremony is that it
leaves the United States the only
power which was actively at war
with Germany not now on a peace
basis. That was the note sounded
by Baron Kurt von Lersner, head
of the German peace delegation in
a statement to the Associated Press,
immediately after the ceremony.
"I am naturally hppy that peace
has finally become effective," Baron
von Lersner said. "My great re
gret is that the United States is the
only country with which Germany
is still in a state of war- I hope,
however, that this situation will
soon be changed.
Heavy Sacrifice Imposed.
"Execution of the treaty'rjf Ver
sailles imposes upon Germany the
heaviest sacrifices ever borne by a
nation in modern times. We lost
in the west and in the east terri
tories that belonged to Prussia for
many centuries. We have assumed
cn,orjnous . - economic - obligations.
Nevertheless, I am glad that peace
is at last re-established because it
will give back to Germany her be
loved sons still prisoners abroad."
Asked as to the execution of the
terms of the treaty, Baron von
Lersner declared that Germany was
ready and determined to do her ut
most. He continued:
"We have already, even without
being obliged by the terms of the
treaty, delivered a considerable
quantity of products, including: 2.500,
000 tons of coal, to France and I can
say that Germany will go to the ut
most limit of possibility in fulfilling
all the obligations she has incurred.
It will mean hard times for Ger
many, but with the recovery of our
ardor for labor and production we
hope to meet every emergency.
"The recovery of our economic
prosperity is as much to the interest
of the entente as it is to us, on acT
count of the great economic diffi
culties that threaten all Europe. It
is obvious, speaking chiefly of
France, that her economic prosper
ity depends upon the economic Re
covery of Germany."
Baron von Lersner said he had
several very satisfactory conferences
with Louis Loucheur, French min
ister of reconstruction, regarding the
resumption of trade relations be
tween Germany and France and
added that he hoped the European
nations, working together, would
solve the great economic problems.
The most thorny remaining prob
lem appeared to Von Lersner to be
the question of the extradition of a
considerable number of German of
ficers and soldiers to be tried for
crimes alleged to have been com
mitted during the war.
Discuss Extradition Question.
"I do not want to give up all
hope." continued Baron von Lars-
ner, that among the allies the con
viction will finally prevail that by
availing themselves strictly of rights
conceded in the treaty for the extra
dition of those accused, they may
cause the greatest consequences, not
only for Germany, but for quiet and
order in Europe, generally. We
pointed out two months ago, very
frankly teethe allies the harmful con
sequences that might, ensue if their
right to demand extradition should
be executed literally.- At the same
time we submitted written sugges
tions for the solution of the delicate
- principal features of , this
proposition were that Germany
would undertake to arraign before
the supreme court of Germany all
(Continued on Pace Two, Column One.)
Piracy of Trade Marks
Abroad Can Be Stopped
Washington, Jan. 10. Attempted
piracy of American trade jrarks in
foreign countries can be frustrated.
according to Qhauncey P. Carter of
Washington, trade mark expert, for
roerly assistant to the chief of bu
reau of commerce, vho said that
the international convention of in
dustrial property could be invoked
to cancel fraudulent registration.
MEET TO PLAN AID
FOR THRIFT WEEK
Complimentary Dinner Will Be
Given Monday at Uni- .
The largest gathering of ministers
of the gospel ever arranged in Om
aha is scheduled for tomorrow eve
ning at the University club, when
practically every preacher, priest,
rabbi and minister in the city will
come together at a complimentary
dinner given by the Omaha thrift
committee to the churchmen of the
At the speakers' table will be
Archbishop John J. Harty of the
Roman Catholic diocese or umana,
Bishop E. V. Shayler of the Epis
copal church, the Rev. A. A. .De
Larme, president ot the Umaha
Ministerial union, Rabbi Frederick
Cohn of Temple Israel and other
Churches Endorse Move.
The gathering has been arranged
in order that the churchmen may
decide upon the best course they can
pursue to get behind "national thrift
week," which will be celebrated in
Omaha from January 17 to January
24. The leading churchmen of the
city have already endorsed the
movement and Monday evening's
meeting has been called with their
approval so that concerted action
can be taken by the churches of all
denominations and creeds in the
Speakers for the evening will be
D. C. Buell, chairman of the thrift
committee, who will outline the gen-Jt
era! proposition of thritt week; Us
good T. Eastman, manager of the
Federal Reserve bank, who will give
the government point of view; Ed
F. Leary, whose subject will be,
"Thrift Thought;" John W. Gamble,
president of the Chamber of Com
merce, who will point out the ad
vantage of thrift in a conimunity;
W. M. Jeffers, general manager of
the Union Pacific railroad, "Interest
of Employers and Employes in
Invitations have been issued to
every churchman in the city and all
day Saturday members of Boy Scout
troop No. 42 were busy delivering
these invitations to the ministers.
All Are Invited.
In connection with the delivery of
the invitations, Chairman Buell yes
"We are sending these invitations
to every minister of every creed and
every denomination in the city.
Through lack of time it is possible
some have been overlooked. But
the invitation is to every minister
and we want them all. Any one who
does not receive his invitation by
Monday noon will confer a favor
upon the committee by telephoning
the committee office, Douglas 5957,
when a special delivery messenger
will be sent them with their invita
tion." Dinner will be served at 6:15 and
the addresses will be started as soon
as the banquet is out of the way.
10 DAYS' BATTLE
Two Dead, Third Dying and
Mother and Son in Critical
Condition, Toll of Elements.
Craig, Col., Jan. 10. Two dead,
a third dying and a mother and son
in a critical condition trom hunger
and exposure was the net result of
a 10-days battle against the ele
ments, news of which was brought
here . from the Uintah mountain
country in ' Utah, northeast of
Fred Hicks, owner of the Hicks
saw mill on Diamond mountain, and
Oliver P. Hanford, his neighbor,
died while trying to reach Vernal,
38 miles from his home, to get
food and medicine for Hicks' wife
and young son.
Francisco Sole, Mexican laborer,
may die as a result of his faithful
ness to his employer and Mrs. Hicks
and son are in a Vernal hospital
suffering from cold and hunger of
many days, when they subsisted
on a meager supply of beans and
the brisket of a goat which the
IS NOW GONE
Governor McKelvie Will Not
Stop Electrocution of Cole
And Grammer Set for nfext
Friday at Lincoln.
RULES FAIR TRIAL HAS
BEEN GRANTED TO BOTH
Father Accused of
Murdering His Child
With Poisoned Candy
Alliance. Neb., Jan. 10. Lawrence
Lackey is under arrest here charged
with the murder of his 7-year-old
daughter by giving her poisoned
candy. It is alleged the child after
eating the candy complained it was
bitter. A post-mortem examination
disclosed the presence of strychnine
in the stomach.
Lackey will be given a prelimi
nary examination next Monday. His
wife was granted a divorce from him
several months ago, since which
time the daughter has been making
her home with the mother of the
According to the -complaint,
Lackey proffered two other little
girls candy at the time he gave the
piece to his daughter, but they re
fused to eat it
Merr Sentenced for Death of
Mrs. Lulu Vogt in 1917 Lose
Hardest Fought Battle for
Life in History of Nebraska.
Lincoln, Neb., Jan. 10. (Special)
-Governor McKelvit today refused
to grant clemency to Alson B. Cole
and Allen V. Grammer, youths- un
der sentence of death by electrocu
tion, next Friday for the murder of
Mrs. Lulu Vogt in 1917. His offi
cial statement follows:
"In -the matter of Alson B. Cole
and Allen V. Grammer, convicted
of murder and sentenced to death,
I have reviewed the case very care
fully and am convinced that these
men are guilty.
Also, I am assured that their
legal rights have been properly safe
guarded and any irregularities that
may have occurred in the handling
of the case, have not been pre
judicial to their interests.
"Therefore, and in spite of my own
sentiment regarding capital punish
ment, I shall not interfere with the
order of the court.
"This statement is final, so far as
I am concerned, and Ifust that it
may be so regarded by all."
Displays No Emotion.
When Warden Fenton was notir
fied and entered the death cell at
the prison, he spoke in a quiet voice
and strove to prepare the two men
for the news he had.
"I have some bad news for you,"
"What is it?" asked Cole quickly.
"The. governor will not interfere in
vour behalf. You must go to the
chair. on the 16th."
The muscles in GrSmmer's face
twitched perceptibly for a second,
and he swallowed once or twice with
difficulty. He at first appeared about
to speak, but made no sound. Cole,
the younger of the two men, showed
no signs of emotion whatever.- He
looked Warden Fenton squarely in
the eye, with lips tightly closed.
"What do you expect to do?" Cole
"I don' know what else Can be
done," replied the doomed man after
an instant s hesitation, ne spoKe
with some difficulty. "I have but i
little hope, for myself now," he added
in a low voice.
"Have you anthing to say rela
tive to the crime pf which you were
"Nothing further than what I have
said in the trials," he replied.
When asked what his feeling was
toward the ordeal of facing the elec
tiic chair, he said simply, "I feel that
I am prepared." .
Grammer has been studying Chris
tian Science during the last three
months. So far as is known he has
made no formal profession of re
ligion, though the prison records
show he was received at the peni
tentiary as a Methodist
Cole has been seriously engaged
in the study of Christian Science for
several months, and declares he will
go to the electric chair supported by
that faith alone. ( ' '
C,ole was asked what he wanted
to sav about going to the chair.
"What's the use of getting scared?"
he asked with boyish frankness. "It's
something thafs got to come to
everybody, anyhow. And in this case
we know when it is coming," he'
added grimly. "It may come to the
fellow outside most any time."
Cole Tells of Religion.
"Do you believe in any religious
faith?" he was asked.
"Yes," he answered gravely, "I be
lieve in the Christian's religion, and
in Christ. I will put my trust in
Christ in this case. If permitted to
live I will live under His guidance,
and if I have to die I will go to my
death under the same puidance. I
have not only said that," he con
tinued with marked earnestness, "bijt
1 have made my actions show ' it
since this trouble came unon me."
Cole seems absolutely fearless.
Grammer, while keeping himself well
under control, was unable to conceal
that the news affected him deeply.
He paled slightly when Warden
Fenton broke the news to the two
men. Cole npver flinched.
The governor's statement today
ends one of the longest and hard
est fought legal battles for human
life in Nebraska. Both men were
convicted of the murder of Mrs.
Lulu Vogt, Crammer's mother-in-law,
on the night of July 4, 1917.
At the final hearing of both men
before the goveraor last Monday,
Cole repudiated his second confes
sion of the murder ot the Vogt
woman, in which he had attempted
to exonerate Grammer's connection
with the crime. ' " '
He was arrested in Minnesota
following the murder and returned
(Continued on Paga Two, Column Two.)
The Passing Show of. 1920
Friends Close to Chief Execu
tive Assert He Will Not
Even Consider White House.
Incumbency Again. .-
BRYAN DENIES HE HAS :
SPLIT WITH CHIEFTAIH
"President and I Differ Irt
Method and Not in PurposeA
He Says Thinks Treaty
Compromise Will Be Reached.
Philadelphia, Jan. 10. Attorney
General A. Mitchell Palmpr wal
quoted tonight by newspaper inter
viewers to the . effect that persons
in close touch with President Wil
son arc certain that he will not sejek
'.'The president," Mr. Palmer,.!
quoted as saying, "realizes that there
is a certain sentiment throughout th&
country against a chief executive
running for a third time and whiU
he has not made any definite deCs
laration that he will not be a can
didate this year, his personal friend
know he will, not even consider it
The peace treaty will be ratified
with reasonable interpretations or
with reservations, said Palmer, whp
attended a dinner of a Greek letter,
fraternity of Swarthmore- college. Z
Lau them what you will, tney
will noi nuiiny me ircaiy ana mc
INCREASE IN PAY
New Scale of $1.12 1-2 Starts
Monday Another 12 l-2c
Increase April. 1.
Union bricklayers and contractors
of the city-reached an agreement
yesterday afternoon and the men
will return to wrok Monday morn
ing on contracting jobs now under
operation in the city.
Nearly 200 bricklayers met at the
Labor Temple, Sixteenth street and
Capitol avenue, at 3 yesterday after
noon and decided to offer to the con
tractors the proposition that begin
ning Monday morning the wage
scale be increased 12J-2 cents an
Irour, making the rate ot pay
$1.12 1-2 an hour, and that on April
1 an additional increase of 1J -i
cents be given, which would make
their pay $1.25 an hour.
This offer was accepted by the
Employers association, which was
holding la meeting at -its headquar
ters, 1822 Harney street.
The bricklayers contended that
the new scale is already being paid
in a number of cities and that $1.25
is necessary to enable them to earn
a living wage, due to much broken
According to A. L. Keller, secre
tary of the local bricklayers asso
ciation, the men did not take up their
claim with the Builders' Exchange
but with the Employers' association,
members of which, he states, employ
only union men. A second meeting
of the two associations will be held
Monday morning at 9 at the Labor
Temple and the final agreements
will be made.
Man Who Lost Memory
Identified by His Son
As Dr. John L. Brand
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan. 10. The
man referred to as "Professor X,"
suffering from loss of memory at
Lambertville, N. J., tday was iden
tified as Dr. John L. Brand. '
The identification was made by
his son. Lieutenant Commander
Charles L. Brand.
Dr. Brand's home is in Worcester,
Hass. He has been missing three
He was unable to recognize his
son when the latter approached him
and said, 'JDon't you know me,
The stranger, who was -found
wandering in rags and babbling
childishly near the city on Decem
ber 22, is a cultured Englishman,
versed ' in medicine and surgery,
learned in research work and music.
Attracted by the man's evident cul
ture, Dr. Mensley, tector of St. An
drews Episcopal church, took him
to his home from the city jail, where
he was being detained.
Johns Hopkins Building
Badly Damaged by Fire
Baltimore, Jan. 10. Fire badly
damaged the Pathological building
of the Johns Hopkins hospital
group. A number of rare specimens
were removed by physicians. A gen
eral alarm of fire was sounded and
the flames were kept from spread
ing to the other hospital buildings.
New Evidence Disclosed De
lays Return of Alleged
Benson Bank Bandits
A national syndicate, backed by
almost unlimited wealth and influ
ence, is financing and engineering
the fight against the extradition
from St. Paul of Thomas McKay,
alias George Finn, and Mike Finn,
who are being held in the Minneso
ta city in connection with the re
cent $115,000 robbery of the Farm
ers' and Merchants' bank at Benson,
is the opinion of John T. Dunn,
Omaha's chief of detectives.
Following the publication in The
Bee yesterday afternoon that 14
members of a powerfully organized
gang of bank swindlers were being
detained in New York, and . that
Chicago authorities were loking for
their confederates in that city, Chief
Dunn declared last night he be
lieved eventually the recent Hay den
Brothers and Benson bank robberies
would be traced back to sources re
vealing that- these two gigantic
crimes were initiated by a syndi
cate of crooks, feared and dreaded
by the police departments ofthe
principal cities of the east and middle-west.
Have Powerful Machine. "
The boldness 'with which the
bandits have been acting and the
success which has crowned the ef
forts of notorious criminals and at
torneys to gain their freedom, when
apprehended and accused of seri
ous crimes, is taken to mean that
powerful influences are ' being
brought to bear-to thwart the ends
of justice. ' x
Supplementing the statement of
John Louisi, representing a New
York indemnity concern, given out
yesterday in Chicago, charging that
(Continurd 'on Pane Two, Column Four.)
Negro Seriously Hurt
When Struck by Car
Of Police Department
As the police emergency automo
bile was speeding south on Sixteenth
street in answeV to a call, with the
iren sounding all the way from
Jackson street to Leavenworth, J.
E. Nipp, 2967 Harris street, drove
his car in front of the" police car and
Chauffeur Frank Haley in an effort
to avoid 5ii accident turned the Car
.completely around on the. slippery
The car struck Sam Lewis, negro,
32 years old. living at 241S Seward
street, and he suffered a fractured
skull and possibly a broken ' ankle.
He also received several bruises
Witnesses completely vindicated
the police driver for the accident
and stated that Nipp was at fault
for endeavoring to cross the street.
The skillful manipulation of the po
lice car by Haley saved the car
from plunging into the Hort drug
store on the southwest corner of
Sixteenth and Leavenworth streets.
document will be satisfactory, I pe
sonally believe, -to President Wit
BLUFFS GROCER i
, IS WOUNDED BY
1 THREE BANDITS
Defense of Customers and Gash
May Cause Death of
" John B. Judd. : ;
Three masked bandits shot and
probably fatally wounded John B.
Judd, 1606 High street, Council
Bluffs, when he attempted to derend
himself and customers in his gro
cery store at 212 Sixteenth avenue
from being held up about 10 last
The three holdups entered the
store and ordered Mr. Judd and the
customers to put up their hands.
When Mr. Judd raised his hands
they held a meat cleaver and one
of the men was felled by a blow on
the side of the head. One of his
companions instantly shot Mr. Judd
and they escaped without obtaining
The shot entered Mr. Judd's body
above the heart and at the hospital
it is reported his condition is criti
cal. Physicians entertain small hopes
for his recovery. He is about , 60
years old and has been in business
In Council Bluffsfor a number of
Customers and employes . of the
storewere able to give but a meagre
descriptions of the batidits and po
lice have been unable to apprehend
them. Tney are reported to be about
19 or 20 years old and wore long
overcoats and caps.
Is Passed by Senate;
Now Goes to House
, , . ,
Washington, Jan. 10. An anti
sedition bill, providing .severe pen
alties for acts or propaganda advo
cating overthrow of the government
by force or violence, was passed by
the senate without a record vote.
The measure now goes to the house.
Under an amendment to the bill
proposed by Senator Borah, repub
lican, Idaho, and accepted by the
senate, persons having radical litcT
iturfc excluded from the mails may
secure a hearing before any federal
court and thus avoid the delay and
expense of bringing suit in Wash
ington against the postmaster gen
eral. Senator Borah reiterated his ob
jection 'that the bill would give the
Postoffice department press censor
ship powers, but Senator Walsh,
democrat, Montana, declared the
measure would affect only propa
ganda and activities in which use
of violence to Overthrow the gov
ernment was advocated.
Discredit Report Ship
Hits-Mine and Sinks
- Buenos' Aires,' Jan. .10. The Ital
ian local ' agents of the Italian
steamer Principessa Mafalda dis
credit a report that Hhe steamer
struck a mine and sunk. They- say
the vessel left Beunos Aires on De
cember 31, with a large passenger
list of Argentinians vand touched
at 'Rio Janeiro, January S. The
agents said the steamer can harly
have reached Dakara and think it
improbable it would encounter a
mine in that vicinity.
Bryan Denies Split.
. Chicago, Jan. 10. William J.
Bryan advocated "free and open dis
cussion -where concessions may be
asked and Eiven" in the Unite!
States senate Jh an -effort to reach,
a compromise on the peace treaty
in an address at the Iroquois club.
Then, y "if no compromise can b
reached, we must acquiesce," for the
present, with the republican majorj
',-.He- proposel-!-that in that eass
enough democratic totes be with
drawn to permi the republicans
constitutional twcKhirds yote by
which the treaty and league of na
tions covenant would be raunea
with reservations, and allow "th
people to pass judgment" at the
Differ in Method.
Mr. Brvan emphatically stated
that there had been no "split" in the
democratic party and that such-
conclusion should not be drawii
from the addresses of himself and
President Wilson at the Jackson
"The president and 1 differ m
method and not in purpose," he said.
"The president's letter, read at
Washington." continued Mr. Bryan,
"contain? words open to construe
tion, that indicate to me that pom
promise is possible. The president
did veil at fans.- Me cfld more
there than we could expect any matt
to do." . . . -
Mr. Bryan said his plan of com
promise or the alternative of allow
ing the republican majority to record
its will, was "just the simple old
American plan of majority rule.J'
With ratification accomplished, he
said.. "then we will have peace and
the league of nations and we can go
Country's Welfare at Heart.
"I am oroposine the application
of good old American principle to
the settlement of this treaty fight,'
said Mr. Brvan. "amtam I to be totd
that I am separating from the presi-
aentr l yieia to no otner citntn
in my interest in the welfare of my
"Furthermore, I am a democrat,
and I yield to no other demoe'rat,
not even the president himself, in
my interest in the welfare of the
party. There's no law requiring one
to confer with a chief or a presi
dent before speaking his views.
wouldn't beloiiBf to a party which
didn't .recQgjiize the citizen's right
to speak. ,
"But thls'talk of party splits comes
chiefly from the republicans 'who
have reason to hope for a split. Thejr
know the sifrnificance of such a
break. When it is all threshed overj
it will be found that the president,
myself and the great majority of tne
American people are in full accord
on the purpose involved.
As to his own position in the conn
ing presidential! campaign, Mr,
Bryan said: '
"I stated in Washington that
was not a candidate , for president
but it seems .tp me that these -jssnes
are big enough to be considered on
their own 'merits "by those interested
in securing the best things for the
country.. . J
1,000 Arrested in Chicago 7
In Roundup of Criminal!
Chicago, Jan. 10. Approximately
1,000 persons were arrested Satur
day in what the police said was
the greatest round-up of criminals
ever attempted in Chicago.
Policemen in plain clothes raided
hundreds of pool rooms, cafes,
saloons and other places. One man.'
an alleged robber, was shot and
killed, by police during the raids i
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