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Delegates to Kansas War Con
ference Have Gone Home.
Qualified Sow To Preach Na
tion's Cause Over State.
"War Orators in Messages of
Great Interest Last Sight.
Final Clinches in Arguments by
Carver and Allen.
Delegates to the state war confer
ence have gone to their homes to
preachthe nation's cause and aims to
the met! and women in the smaller
towns and in the rural districts of
Kansas. The meetings which ended in
Topeka Friday night probably brought
the war nearer the people of the state
than any effort of the national coun
cil of defense since the declaration of
war against Prussian militarism and
autocracy. . .
More than 1,000 delegates attended
the sessions in Topeka and in most in
stances the capacity of halls and audi
toriums were taxed to limit to han
dle the crowd. Topekans were gener
ous in their support of the war meet
ings and helped to pack the auditor
ium for Thursday and Friday night
The delegates left Topeka Friday
nlgli't and today with messages from
the war orators. These messages will
next week be delivered in theaters,
churches and school buildings thruout
the state in a campaign to arouse
Kansas to a full realization of the is
sues and the states responsibility.
Pleas for economy, for a speeding up
of all industries, for maximum crop
acreages and record production, for
mobilization of laoor, for organization
of high school students for farm work,
for support of the national govern
ment's policies, were driven home in
almost every meeting. As a result of
the discussions, scores of men nnd
women will take up the campaign in
their home communities and the gos
pel, as preached in Topeka during the
two days will be carried to every com
munity in tfce state.
Carver and Allen.
Final clinchers on the war argu
ment and the campaign of the gov
ernment, were clamped at the Friday
night session by Dr. Thomas Nixon
Carver of Harvard University and
Henry J. Allen of Wichita, director
general of the American Red Cross in
France. Short speeches concerning
the readjustment of the state's educa
tional programs to meet war time
emergencies were discussed by Chan
cellor Frank Strong of the state uni
versity and W. D. Ross, state super
intendent of public instruction.
Dr. Carve pleaded with Kansans to
stand "behind the food administration
and support the fixing of prices, even
tho the shoe cramped a little on the
state's agricultural foot. He declared,
that while the government price of $2
a bushel for wheat was debatable,
the men who fixed the price were sin
cere and honestly believe it is ade
quate to yield a fair return to the
"This is no time, tho, to talk about
rights or wrongs or grievances," said
Doctor Carver. "Our one inquiry should
be, what ought we to do in this crisis
not how much ought we to get out
of it. Our government will not com
mand you to do everything which you
ought to do. It will expect you to do
it of your own free will.
"It is not simply the people of Eng
land, France and martyred Belgium
who are calling for your wheat. It is
democracy itself whose life is at stake.
Tour wheat will help save its life.
Tour wheat will help to make the
world safe for democracy, it will help
to make your own Kansas prairies
safe for your own children and your
children's children."
Such as was left to be said of war
conditions, Henry J. Allen brought
home to the delegates in his story of
"Universal Service Thru the Red
Cross." Allen, who since his return
from France has traveled more than
20,000' miles and told the story of the
Red Cross work in France and on the
entire western front, again recounted
to a Topeka audience the mission of
charity and love to allied soldiers.
. Allen's Great Story.
Nor did Allen's speech meet with a
less entnusiastic reception than any of
his previous Topeka speeches on the
war condition. In fact the story
seemed to hold for the big crowd an
even greater message of the state's re
sponsibility in view of the fact that
Allen will shortly return to the front
to father and minister to the Ameri
can soldiers in the trenches.
1 In the closing sessions of the war
conference, a definite and comprehen
sive program for the mobilization of
young men from the public schrols
was worked out. Under the new pro
gram the state defense council will co
operate in the campaign of the boys'
working reserve. This new depart
ment of the council of defense will
have for its purpose the organization
of forces from the public and high
schools of the state for active fa-m
work. .
It is thru this new endeavor that
the labor shortage problem in the
state is to be met. Governor Capper
has appointed W. L. Porter, city com
missioner of Topeka. as chairman of
the organization, with Dean Willip.m
8. Jardine of the State Agricultural
college as head of the executive com
mittee. The. state organization will
work with local branches of tho
fense league and will direct the use of
Spend a Dime! Liven
Your Liver and Bowels
and Feel Fine.
Enjoy life! Tour system Is filled
with an accumulation of fcilc and bow
el poison which keeps you bilious,
The territory in black is what Germany ashed of Russia at the Brst
Litovsk conferences as the price of peace. Inside the solid black-and-white
line la that territory naturally Poland. The .Hies terms as stated by Eng
land. France and the United States call for its establishment as an inde
pendent Poland-
the new .labor reserve where most
needed. In the Kaw river valley and
other large potato growing areas, the
boy from the schools will meet the
labor problem by digging spuds.
The war conference resolutions fol
low: This is the first war in which the
armies have not been able to live in
great part off the country in which
the war is being waged. In conse
quence this is primarily a war of peo
ples rather than of armies. Next in
importance to the successful organiza
tion and handling of the army is
the proper organization and conduct of
the industries relating to the war. In
the administration of the selective
draft law in the first call too little at
tention was given to the selective fea
ture, resulting in a disorganization,
to a considerable extent, not alone of
the recognized war industries but of
the agricultural and livestock indus
try on which the peoples and the arm
ies must in the last analysis depend.
In the call soon to be made it is
recommended to the war department
that selections for military service be
made with due regard to the need of
expert help in all these industries. As
a further measure of relief to the agri
cultural and livestock situation it is
urged that a systematic effort be made
to secure the return to the soil of men
trained to that employment, who are
now resident in urban communities, to
the end that every man who is .able
and experienced be employed in some
productive capacity.
We commend the decision of Walter
P. Innes, state food administrator, to
add to local price regulating commit
tees representatives of the producing
and consuming classes, in order that
this important matter may not be left
in the hands exclusively of men en
gaged in distribution.
Retention of Well Bred Stock.
We encourage the efforts being
made toward stabilizing of prices for
the benefit both of the producer and
the consumer. aPrtidularly do we
urge the stabilizing of markets, as a
stimulus to increased beef and pork
production. To the same end, we urge
the retention in the country of all
well-bred breeding stock.
We commend the patriotic efforts
of citizens, particularly the house
wives of the state, in the direction of
food conservation, not alone because
of the saving of food but also because
of the habits of thrift thus developed.
and this saving can Be made doubly
effective by the investment of sums
thus saved in thrift stamps and liberty
We recommend the organization of
home guards for the protection of
life and property within the state and
we earnestly urge that all citizens give
their united and enthusiastic support
toward the maintenance of the Kansas
home guards.
In the effort to speed up industry
and bring the best efforts of all our
citizenship to the successful prosecu
tion of the war. the schools should not
be overloked. We suggest to the
school authorities the advisability of
noiaing school sessions six days of the
week, instead of five, and for a longer
period during the day for the school
children, who have reached an age,
where they may have a part in indus
try, and- the intensive training of the
older 'students for useful labor, fol
lowing the close of such schools ?n
the spring. '
Loyalty of Germans Here.
We believe that the vast majority
of our citizens of German descent are
loyally behind the government in the
war and we appreciate the splendid
efforts of many of them in the war
work activities, but we suggest that it
WOUlC COntrlhllte tl n htt nnHnp.
' standing if the proceedings of all pub-
headachy, dizzy, tongue coated, breath
bad and stomach sour Why don't you
get a 10-cent box of Cascarets at the
drug store and feel bully. Take Cas
carets tonight and enjoy the nicest,
gentlest liver and bowel cleansing you
ever experienced. You'll wake up with
a clear head, clean tongue, lively step,
rosy skin and looking and feeling fit.
Mothers can give a whole Cascaret to
a sick, cross, bilious, feverish' child
any time they are harmless never
gripe or sicken. Advertisement.
lie meetings in every community in
the state were conducted in the Eng
lish language and if all communities in
which persons of German birth pre
dominate should follow the example
of similar communities in which all
teaching of German in the rural, or
grade schools, has been discontinued.
We urge on all county superintendents
the strict enforcement of present
school laws relating to this matter.
It is desirable that there be closer
co-ordination between the state coun
cil of defense and the county councils,
and we urge a special effort to bring
such co-ordination about. We recom
mend to the county councils the card
indexing of every citizen of the county
On these points:
First Hid general attitude coward
the war.
Second His war activities.
Third His contributions and sub
scriptions to the, various war funds.
Fourth His financial standing.
Fifth Whether or not employed in
a productive occupation.
Work of War Committees.
To the more effective development
of county council activities, we urge
the employment by all counties of
county agents, for whose support the
federal government contributes two
thirds of the funds. And we suggest
that no citizen should accept the ap
pointment cn any war work commit
tee unless willing to engage actively in
the labors of that committee.
Finally, we urge on every citizen of
the state the need of self-examination
witha view to ascertaining whether
he is" doing his full duty to the gov
ernment and to finding and perform
ing the work he can best do in bring
ing the energies of the entire nation
to the effective prosecution of the war.
Comliiittee on Resolutions.
Committtee on resolutions
Governor Arthur Capper, Topeta,
Senator W. H Thompson, Kansas
City, Kan.
Henry J. Allen, Wichita.
Lieutenant Governor W. Y. Mor
gan, Hutchinson. N
W. R. Stubbs, Lawrence.
Charles F. Scott. Iola.
Peter W. Goebel, Kansas City, Kan.
Gen. C. S. Huffman. Columbus.
Sheffield Ingalls, Atchison.
Mrs. H. O. Garvey, Topeka.
Chancellor Frank Strong, Lawrence.
Mrs. C. A. Hoffman, Enterprise.
Dr. Wilbur N. Mason, Baldwin.
Mrs. Noble Prentis. Topeka.
Miss Mattie Beck, Holton.
George Marble, Fort Scott.
Homer Hoch, Marion. .
Walter A. Layton, Osborne.
C. C. Isley. Cimarron.
Retiring; Official Has Been Head of
Civil Cabinet Since 1908.
Copenhagen, Jan. 19. Rudolf von
Valentini, who has been head of Em
peror William's civil cabinet since
1908, has been replaced by Herr von
Berg, governor of the province of East
Prussia, according to the K reuse 2,ei
tung of Berlin. As chief or the civil
cabinet von Valentini was private sec
retary to the emperor and held an in
fluential position as his intimate ad
viser. Deny Order to Arrest King.
Petrograd, Jan. 19. Flat denial was
made by Smolny institute, headquar
ters for the Bolsheviki government, to
the United Press today that any orders
had been issued for the arrest of the
king of Rumania.
Prom thm column of
Following ia the list of Republicans oust
ed from the legislature tbis morning: J.
A. f'umpbell, of Doniphan, A. C. Sherman,
Shawnee; K. O. Elting, Ness: Peter Bowers,
Grunt; T. C. HalHnger, Coffey; Nick Kline,
Jai'kson; J. W. Dix, Reno.
The names of the Populists seated are:
J. tiowara, uonipnan; u. M. Howard,
Shawnee : ,T. N. Goodwin, Ness ; F. D.
, Brown, Grant; O. M. Ripe, Coffey: Ed
: Shellubarger, Jackson; W. M. Mitchell.
lit HO.
Mr. ""Mitchell of Reno county, wbo was
"seated" today, declares that he knows the
Republican, Dix, was elected. Mitchell, In
a manly way this afternoon refused to be
sworn in and said he would have nothing
to do with the seat tendered him.
Miss Corrinna Wharry Invited Misses
Alice Prescott Blanche Dienst, Kate
Knowles, and Messrs. Eugene Yates, Ed
McBride, Ed Dennis, John Klein han and
Dr. West to play cards with her Wednes
day evening, complimentary to Miss Black
of Olathe.
Mrs. W. A. S. Bird and Mm. W. M. Croa- i
by entertained their lady fsiends Wednes- '
day and Thursday afternoons, by giving
a 2 o'clock luncheon. About forty ladies
were invited for each afternoon and the
luncheon was served on small tables.
Apparently the cover has been ee
curely clamped down again on the
boiling pot in Germany and Hinden
burg and Ludendorf are sitting on the
lid. The more liberal elements have
been over-ridden for the present and
the Junkers have full sway. The civil
authorities seem to realize that the
prolongation of the war into 1919 is
likely to result in victory for the allies.'
But the war lords,' drunk with pride
and the list of conquest, seem still to
have hopes of bringing the allies to
terms either thru the economic pres
sure of the submarine campaign, the
collapse of Italy or France, the weak
ening of the morale of the masses in
all of the allied countries or some
combination of these influences.
How st.ong is the hope of success
on the part of the military leaders,
they alone know. Any hope at all
would be enough to keep them fights
ing on to the end. To-aceept peace
now cn the terms laid down by Presi
dent Wilson and Premier Lloyd George
would be an acknowledgment of full
and final defeat. The dream of em
pire would vanish like a mirage. The
German people would awaken from
the trance in which they have been
held tor' years by their rulers to the
stern reality of enormous war debts.
ruined business, lost man power, in
mi cLimusi uuniyjuie collapse, wiin
absolutely nothing to compensate them
for their sacrifices.
The awakened people would demand
an accounting. They would want to
know why their fathers and husbands
and sons had been flung into the
mouths of the allied cannon, and there
would be no answer. The powers that
bs in Germany have no heart to face
such an accounting.
If they accept a peace without con
quests, one that does not establish the
security of their middle Europe empire
and extend their dominion in some
apparent and tangible way, the end of
the war will be the beginning of a real
German revolution. A triumphant
junkerdom can retain its hold on the
popular imagination and the reins of
power. A junkerdotn that can show no
trophies of victory will stand out as a
hopeless failure in the eyes of the
people. Its prestige will be broken.
The only excuse lor existence that it
has ever attempted to give to the
public will have been swept away and
a crucified people will arise en masse
to take vengeance on those who nailed
them to a futile cross. "V
The kaisers- and Hindenburgs and
Ludendorfs have nothing to gain and
everything to lose by accepting the
allied peace terms. To accept , those
terms now means the immediate end
of their day of dominion. If the war
goes on it will at least postpone indef
initely the accounting; and there is al
ways the possibility of bluffing the al
lies into a premature peace that would
leave the militarists still in the saddle
in Germany with something to show
for the terrible sacrifices the nation
has made. Then too, there is the fur
ther possibility that some unfore
seen military blunder upon the part of
the British or French commanders, or
some sudden and effective strategic
blow by the German armies may give
the victory to the central powers.
Of course these are only remote pos
sibilities. But. however, remote, .they
are possibilities, and even the remotest
chance of success is better than the
certainty of immediate ruin. And. if
worst comes to worst, and Germany
is utterly defeated in 1919 or 1920, the
militarists will at least have the con
solation of having postponed their
'downfall for two or three years.
Make sure of one thing. The junk
era will accept no compromise that
does not leave them with the whip
hand. If they cannot win they will at
least fight -lo the last, and go down
with colors flying.
The possibility of bluffing the allies
into a premature peace seems the
most promising hope for the German
militarists at the' present time. They
may have little if any faith in their
Special Services Will Be Held at Sec
ond V. P. Church Sunday.
At the Second United Presbyterian
church Sunday the service flag of the
church will be unfurled with a special
program. The program will be given
at 7:30 o'clock in the evening in place
of the usual service at that time. '
The program in full is:
Prelude Miss Grace Philips.
Anthem, ''Blessed Is the Nation". . .Wilson.
- Tbe Choir.
Trio, "Praise Ye" Verdi.
Mrs. Cookingbam. Mr. Smith and Mr.
Unveiling Picture Honor Rob
Ruth Montgomery.
Presentation of Service Flag
Mrs. J. L. Calihan, Pres. Ladies' Aid Society
Response ......Rev. W. M. Jackson.
Claiming the Stars. . .Relatives of Soldiers.
Psalter No. 44.
Address s-. .Gov. Arthur Capper.
Words of Appreciation
Members of Honor Roll.
Psalm 108. "When Our Hosts to Battle Go"
Choir and Congregation.
Kansas City Man Is Appointed by
State Highway Commission.
F. W. Epps of Kansas City, Kan.,
has been appointed bridge engineer
for the state highway commission. At
the same time the commission issued
orders for he elimination of eighteen
more dangerous railway crossings in
the state in Riley county, Saline coun
ty, and Douglas county. Sheridan and
Thomas counties were granted per-
mianinn t r furm on ftii.oinpar H i t rirt
Engineers appointed and approved
ti 11
To get the very best remilta take
. Dr. Humphrey "SeTenrjr-eareB" at
die first sneeze or shhrer.
"Seventy-seven" break up Colds
that hang on Grip. All Drug Stores.
No Peace in Sight.
ability to force a victorious decision
upon the battlefield. If such is the
case no one will ever know it but
themselves until the war is over. The
German war machine may now or at
some future time approach the point
of collapse. If it does no one but
the high command will be aware of it
until the collapse occurs or the allies
have yielded. The German army will
show no signs of weakness as long as
it is possible to conceal conditions and
put pn a bold front. '
It is now a fact of history that Rus
sia actually had Japan at her mercy
at the moment when she was signing
a treaty of peace that left her enemy
undisputed victory and master of
Manchuria. ' Russia was deceived into
making peace' by a stupendous but
wonderful skillful Japanese bluff. v
After the battle of Mukden, in
which the Japs had defeated the Rus
sian armies, the two hostile forces lay
faciner each other in comparative in
activity while the peace negotiations
went on and until the treaty was
signed. But here is the startling fact.
The Russian armies still had a rea
sonably adequate supply of ammuni
tion to continue the fighting. The
ammunition of the Japanese was so
nearly exhausted, that if the Russians
had fought a day longer at Mukden,
or had attacked the Japs at any time
during the weeks immediately fol
lowing, the Japanese ' armies would
have been routed and the war would
have ended in complete victory for the
Russians and utter defeat for the
In the case of Japan the bluff
worked and won the war. These
facts are by no means unfamiliar to
the German high command. If op
portunity offers they will attempt the
same sort of bluff on the allies that
Japan used on Russia. In fact, last
spring when the British were attack
ing at Lens and the French under Ni-
velle along the Aisne, the Germans
were whipped so far as that particu
lar battle was concerned, and were,
ready to retire from 'northern France.
An order to prepare immediately for
that retirement had already been is
sued by the German general staff. But
a bold front was put up. The French
war department was bluffed into
thinking that the German line could
not be broken. The attack was called
off as a useless slaughter and the Ger
man front in France was saved. The
same sort of hluff may save the day
2 3 4 5 7
Map showing the results of
are: R. M. J aqua,' St. Francis, for
Cheyenne county; Felix Itz, Fred
ericksburg, Tex., for Neosho county;
F. "W. Martin. Lyons, for Pawnee
county, ana Blair Boyle, Hayti, Mo.,
for Geary county.
In Answer to Divorce Petition Wlt
Tells of Husband.
Fourteen-year-old beys took on a
dozen extra years in the jealous eyes
of hter husband, Mrs. Lela Pressman
alleges in a cross-petition filed in an
swer to Charles Pressman's sensation
al petition for a divorce filed two
weeks ago. Mrs. Pressman admits her
husband purchased a car, but declares
that the boy she took out in it -ranged
from 10 to 14 years of age.
Jealousy prompted him to give a
young man by the name of Buifish a
beating, she declares, and in order to
protect himself from a licking he em
ployed G. I. Brown, a patrolman, to
witness the fight, she alleges. Mrs.
Pressman denies intimacy with - Bui
fish, saying he was more a friend of
Pressman's than he was Co her. De
tectives were placed on her trail nu
merous times, she declares. Mrs.
Pressman charges cruelty, neglect and
deceit, asks for a divorce, temporary
alimony and attorney's fees.
Former Topeka Star to Pilot Frisco
Club Next Season.
Old Topeka baseball fans have been
keeping the stove league fires going
this week by discussing the appoint
ment of Jerry Downs, former Topeka
star,- to the job of managing the San
Francisco club of the Coast league.
Downs was one of the first stars
Dick Cooley sent to the big show. He
was brought - to Topeka . by Cooley
when the latter had a Western asso
ciation franchise here. After being
the local keystone sensation for a time,
Downs was sold to the Detroit club
of the American league for .1,000, and
was a member of the Detroit pennant
winning team of 1908. Later he was
traded to Brooklyn and then to the
Chicago Cubs.
Downs played In the American asso
ciation for a few years and then went
to the Coast league where he has been
cavorting for the last few seasons. His
elevation to a managership shows the
estimation the Coast league places on
his ability. - -,
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again this year or next. A similar
bluff on a larger scale may weaken '
the morale of the alUea peoples ana
lead them to accept an indecisive
peace equivalent to a German victory.
This German bluff in front of the
allied lines and German intrigue be
hind the lines constitute the greatest
immediate danger to the cause for
which we fiht. If the people of the
allied nations can hold fast to their
courage and their faith in ultimate
triumph, final victory is as certain as
anything human can be. The success
or failure of that bluff depends upon
the people behind the lines. It was
not .the French soldiers or the French
generals who failed last spring. There
is no danger that the French, British
or American troops or generals will
be fooled or bluffed into halting or
weakening their efforts in the future.
It was tho civilian element, the poli
ticians, in France who spoiled the
chances of victory at the Aisne. If
allied morale weakens before the sac
rifices of the future, it will be because
the people at home lack the faith and
the courage to stand solidly behind
the boys in France until the victory
is won.
What Happened at Cambral.
Before closing this review iv would
not be out of place to add some refer
ence to the facts, that gradually have
leaked out, concerning what actually
happened at Cambrai In November
and December. The British advance
an Cambrai was on a front of about
ten miles. The ground was gained so
easily that the British got about twice
as far into enemy territory as they
had expected. The victory was as
much of a surprise to themselves as
to the Germans. The result was that
they had neither the men nor ti
artillery a. hand to make their gains
When the German forces struck a
tremendous counter blow at the base
of the British salient on its south side
and drove a small wedge even thru the
original British line at that point, it
became necessary for General Byug to
withdraw his forces from their most
advanced positions in order to prevent
their entire envelopment. In tneir at
tacks the Germans -were greatly
strengthened by heavy reinforcements
that had arrived fresh from the Rus
sian front, where the armistice with
the Bolsheviki had been concluded.
The British still hold all of the ground
which they expected to take when
Byng's great attack was launched.
The accompanying map shows the
original British line, their farthest ad
vance and the present front, which, by
the way, is some three miles nearer to
Cambrai than the line as it stood be
fore the offensive in November.
Another map accompanying this re
view shows the Russian territory de
manded by the- Germans and the out
line of the independent Poland de-
manded by President Wilson in his
peace terms.
, FoNTAiriNorxrOn
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the fighting near Cambrai.
Russian Deelaration to Sign Just and
Democratic Peace Cut Out of Report.
Petrograd, Jan. 18 (British Admir
alty, per wireless). M. Trotzky, the
Bolsheviki foreign minister, has sent
an energeti cprotest against the dis
tortion of the minutes of the Brest
Litovsk peace conferense, ecpecially
the misrepresentation of the Russian
declarations made in the German offi
cial statements which, he says, are in
tended' not to be informative but to
mislead the German public.
Trotxky calls attention to Doint T in
i the negotiations which reads: "Our
government has written at the head
I of its program the word peace, but at
! the same time has undertaken the ob
ligation to sign only a just and demo
cratic peace." He says that only the
first half of the phrase is cited in the
German reports.
Stecber Fails to Come Hack.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 19. Joe Stecher's
attempted "come back" here was a
frost. The former claimant of the
wrestling title undertook to throw
beth Paul Martinson and Steve Sav
age in fifty minutes. He couldn't
throw the former in the limit and
failed even to go on with Savage.
Sloan's Liniment does away with j
internal treatments.
That splitting, crazing, shooting pain
in the head, if of neuralgic origin, suc
cumbs to the first application of
Sloan's Liniment. It creates a counter-irritation
that starts the blood
pulsing normally and soothes and
comforts in its prompt relief.
Apply without rubbing for it pene
trates for rheumatic twinges, sore,
stiff muscles and joints, sprains,
strains, pains, sciatica, and bruises.
Clean, don't stain the skin. Generous
sized bottles at all druggists.
"People Must Either Go On or
Go Under" Lloyd George.
Germany's Only Peace Answer i
Is From Cannon's Month.
London, Jan. 19. Premier Lloyd .
George addressing the labor delegates ;
Friday, said no man standing on the :
watch tower couldi deny the urgency .
of, the need for raising more men.
The prime minister said no democ- .
racy has very long survived the. failure
of its adherents to be ready to die !
for it. .
Mr. Lloyd George said that he and J
President Wilson, without previous ;
consultation there was no opportun-
ity had laid down substantially the
same program of demands for the ;
termination of the war. j
There was no man willing to make i
peace without complete restoration of i
Belgium and reparation, the premier j
said. From Germany there had been j
but one answer, he adaed. "and it ;
came xrom von Tirpitz's soul Never!"
Europe's Democracy at Stake!
Continuing the premier said:
"Our channel ports are not far from
the fighting line and unless we are
prepared to stand up to the people
who are dominating Germany. Britain,
British democracy, French democracy
and the democracy of Europe will be
at the mercy of the most cruel mili
tary autocracy the world has ever
Mr. Lloyd George said that'his an.l
President Wilson's war aims had been
acclaimed thruout the entente allies
There had been hardly a voice of
criticism save from a few who wished
he had made more extreme demands.
The Socialists of France, Italy and
Great Britain, he said, had accepted
them as very fair general demands.
The premier said that Germany had
answered "Never'V to his demand- for
a reconsideration of the wrong of Alsace-Lorraine,
and had declared that
Germany would go on until Mesopo- i
tamia ana Palestine were restored to
the tyranny of the Turks. No single
war aims made by the British trade
unionists had been answered by any
German auxiliary, he added.
Prussiap Autocracy Dominant.
Mr. Lloyd George said there had
been no answer from Germanv to the
recent statements of the entente pow-
ers on war aims. Field Marshal von j
mnaenourg and General von Luden
dorff were brought hark for mnhr.
ence. but Foreign Minister von Kuehl- '
mann was not allowed tto speak.
"Why?" asked the premier. "Be
ause the Prussian military power is
dominant. The answer-to be given
will be given from the- cannon's
"If any man here can find an hon
orable and equitable wav out r,r thi.
conflict without fighting it thru," the '
pieuuer continued, "let him tell it.
My conviction is this the people must
either go on, or go under."..
100,000,000 in Government Script Put
on the Market.
Washington, Jan. 19. A new issue
of treasury certificates of indebtedness
amounting to 1400,000,000 was placed
on the market today by Secretary
Adoo. The certificates will bear 4 per
cent interest in January 22. The
last -lay for payment of subscriptions
is set for January 29.
Can Handle Cuban Sugar.
Washington, Jan. 19. President
Menocal, of Cuba, by decree has per
mitted distribution thruout the world
of the entire Cuban crop by the inter
national sugar committee which works
with the food administration.
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