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Business Office 52 14W TODAY' Editorial Booms ...... 292 . ... ...u.e .\.. u Ui, E . - Y-OLUME 1-NO. 173. --- il TT . M NTAN\\. W\EDNIEH.\.. 11aIlH 19 19. PRICE FIVE CENTS - " - :- - -: '= - . . . ;' . - - - - . -'= -= - = = --. . .-- . - - . . ... . . . . . . . .. = - ' ---_ _ . .-. . = = -t. .... - .. - : JAPANNIANTS RCIAL EQUALIT Supreme War Council Expected to Ratify Tentative Agreement Today. Repara tion to Be Based on What Germany Is Able to Pay in Short Period of Years (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, March 19.--lThe supreme 'war' council is expected to I orl ally. ratify today the tentative agreer iiellt iulllerstood to l iy\e bee relachedl yesterday onl teriritiial a liinanc1 ial (iies lils of prlimeiniary peaoe treaty. It is learined nio\ that the big power's are ill practical agreenment Iregll'ding the prinetilple f' \working out financial affairs and that the final bill for repar alioin buIst be based on what experts linid (in l'dniemany to be able to pay over a corn paratively short period of years. With the gov erniCmeit lheads already agreed on this hasis, the fixing of the dlefinitle ainouint, of itidlemnity appeared to be a matter of oinly a few days. Meainwhile work will be also pushed oii the league of natioiis eoveiiaint which is 1t be incrlporatled ill the prelimillary peace poet. A call was senit out veleserlda to all nieUitrals to have ready their recommenldatios l'or changes, and aimendments to he ready I'or presentation at a special session iof the league siib co.innittee tomorrow. Japanll intendls to press its positiohn that the covenani which is designiied to establish equality of peoples should establish thlie priiciple of racial eqlality. HIS LORDSHIP ROBERT CECIL THINKS League of Nations Covenant Strengthens the Monroe Doctrine, and Should Be Part of Pact. (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, March 19. - Lord Cccil, British league of nations expert, told correspondents that the British del egation considers the covenant should be part of the preliminary peace trealy and believes that its in corporation would not delay the prc sentation of the treaty. He said: "If the Monroe doctrine means what 1 understand it does-non-interference in American affairs by Europeans without consent of the United States, then the doctrine is strengthened by the league, since no action could be taken under its provisions without America's consent. ANNUAL FLOODS CAUSE DAMAGE (Special United Press Wire.) LaCrosse, Wis., March 19.---With more than a dozen dams and bridges carried away by floods in this vicin ity, sections of LaCrosse are under three feet of water in the annual spring rise of the Mississippi river The Root, Trempeleau and LaCross. rivers are threatening more than th usual amount of damage. The prop erty damage is conservatively esti miated at $100,000. WILSON MEEl-IN Wta - UNCIL (Special United Press Wire.) Paris, March 19.-Wilson met with allies' premiers to continue the dis cussion of such outsatlding questions as the dismantling of leligoland and the Kiel canal fortifications, the dis position of German war ships, cables, etc. The next meeting of the supreme war council will be held tomorrow afternoon. LETTISH TROOPS CAPTURE TUCKUM (Special United Press Wire.) Copenhagen, March 19. - Lettish troops have captured Tuckum, 60 miles from Eseriga, and have reached the center of Courland, official dis patches received here announced. COLONEL RUPERT WILL TURN OUT BREW (Special United Press Wire.) New York, March 1.--Prepa rations for the manufacture o 2.75 per cent beer are in. full swing at the Rupert brewery her-. C'ol. Jacob Rupert declared he will begin turning out the product within a week. Other brewers, it is reported, will start operations shortly aft erward. STABILIZE STEEL PRICES, IS AIM Of Conferences Between Government, and: Steel Men. Prices Now 120 Per Cent Higher Than in 1914. 0 -- S (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, March 1 9.-With an aim to reducing war prices the gov- d ernment began a series of confer- c ences with various industries. To c day's conference between the new in dustrial board and the steel men is expected to result in a new chlied ule for steel. Iron prices will be r much lower than present prices, prob- i ably somewhat above pre-war prices. Tables of the board show that stcl t and iron average 120 per cent high er than in 1914. The plan of the I board, which steel men tentatively t agreed to, is to make one reduction that will stand for some time, so that users of steel may feel safe in pro ceeding with large purchases. TO CARRY ANTI LEAGUE DOPI Opponents of Wilson Send 'Agents to Scatter Their Propaganda in France and England. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, March 19. --The first of a number of "couriers" being sent to Europe by opponents of the league of nations to carry uncensored re ports of American public opinion on the league peace conference is on the e sea. These couriers go ostensibly on v other missions. But they carry with them a great mass of data which they have been instructed to dis seminate in France and England re garding the senates' attitude on the league constitution. It is probable that a vote of league compact will be included in the peace treaty. They I are to bring or send back. material 0 for the use of orators hostile to Wil d son's plans. The controversy in Paris over the inclusion of the league constitution in the treaty brought from Senator Poindexter, the leader of the opposition the threat that "If the constitution of the league is em bodied in the peace treaty there will be no peace treaty because the sen ate will not consent." MONTANA BOYS COMING HOME (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, March 19.-The war department has announced that prac tically all units of the Ninety-first di vision are assigned for early convoy. The Ninety-first is composed of drafted men from Oregon, Washing ton, California, Alaska, Idaho, Ne - vada, Montana, Utah and Wyoming. Man Who Defrauded Widows and Orphans Joins the Army of (brporation Tools in Support of Cutts, the"Chocolate Soldier" ONE OF MANJ JUDGMENTS Case No. A-6£12---Judgment debtor, J. M. Kennedy; judgment creditor, F. D. Williams as receiver of the State Savings bank; amount, $2,231.02; costs, $8.70; entered, June 2, 1915. .. . . . . . . . . ..- . .. Cnllli~te( the SII1)iI4rt of o cei .. I. eIinic(Iiv. its C:tI" i C(1 tt . by n la.i M.i h'IuneM Iuiits;.~ tiit, ubiciiiI eviV eliotI of iet :A1(cou(Ipi I1iºiiiis it tis lrate his mive nl the ii)tI' ii c'(1Iilº\ af littl li tt s.ju 1) Neill c inºt\e iii ll\ iii ii i i ll c ii i I , ti' i l \ i i, Ih i c il t Mit (putts.hs1Witfeis II\ thu is tshis.1 . d.l\iiii( (e( ih \\h wai11i r. Giu(lils. as the I ,11111;hi cr º'(('c1ºI1) 1t l 1) (' No. 11601---J. M. Kennedy, debil or; New York Life Insurane conin Ipany, creditor; costs $168.!)'9, enter ed June 22, 1905. No. 11902-- J. M. KennOdy, debt or; ,V. D. Thornton, creditor; cost. $486.82 with interest at 8 per cent, $26.80; entered June 1, 1908. No. A-1319--J. M. Kennetty, debt or; Tuttle Jewelry company, credil or; costs $1534.57 with intrest at S percent, $8.70; entered Aug. 6, 190h. No. A-6912--J. Al. Kennedy, debt or; F. D. Willia:ls, as receiver of the State Sa\ings hank, creditor; costs $2,231.02, interest $8.70; entered June 2, 1915. No. A-10045 ---- J. AM. Kennedy, debtor; W. D. Thornton, creditor; costs $94.47 with interest at 8 pei cent; entered Sept. 7, 1918. Notice No. A-6912' The upright Mr. Kennedy, who is so anxious lost the citizens of this: city stray front the straight and nar row path by electing W. F. Dunn, has defrauded the delpositors of the Stat e Savings bank out of $2,2131.02. lb is one of the gang who profited by the failure of the State Savings bank, profited at the expense of those who, had their scanty savings deposited in that institution. Were we Mr. Cutts we would not thank him for his advocacy of our candidacy! It is supposed to be bolshevism to oppose men who are. supported by such crooks, and if it is, we are willing to acknowledge the corn. There are some other intercstitng things in the record of this chapmlion (Continued on Page Two.) OSCAR VON OHN I GETS THE SKIDS AGAIN "Indiscreet" Gentleman, Belonging to Coterie Sup porting Cutts, Asks Per mission to Retire. Helena, March 19.---April 1 the! terms of office of C. H. Buford of Virginia City, Oscar Rohn of Butte and Samuel Webb of Columbus will expire and D. T. Curran of Missoula has already resigned because of ii. health, leaving four new members to be appointed to the membership of the state highway commission. Oscar Rohn was president of the board and A. W..Mahon, state engi neer, is secretary. The other members of the board are Hugh R. Wells of Miles City, A. V. Gibson of Kalispell, C. H. Buford of Virginia City, Frank Conley of Deer Lodge, Z. W. Morrison of Fort Benton, Samuel Webb of Co lumbus, D. T. Curran of Missoula, 11. A. Templeton of Great Falls, E. A.I Richardson of Forsyth, T. F. Hager of Glendive and P. D. Pratt of Hel ena. chief engineer. Governor Stewart said yesterday that the vacancies would be filled 1I due time. e Miner Comment. The state highway commission re cently was severely criticised by a (Continued on Page Eight.) ENGLISH VIEWS ON THImEAGUE British Constitution Would Have to Be Changed, Says Post. Mistake to Omit, Says News. (Special United Press Wire.) London, Marchi 19.- -Theli News iland Post, the oily morning nleWSl)pa pers commlneltilg editorially regard Ing the inclusion of the league of na tionsa in the prelimlinary peace treaty took opposite views. The Post said: "A Wilson minority in his own party are trying io force the league down the senate tlhroats. In the satme way they are trying to colnllpl the peace conference to accept it. The league means that England's foreign policy would be directed by the in ternational rconnlittee. This would necessitate a change in the British constitution and ought to be consid ered .by parliament before its adop tion." The News said: "No one walnts to delay peace, biut it, is a profoulnd mi:, take to oinit the( league of nations from terms. If opposition to \Vilso,: in America sucics(eds: the league fails, for it will be impoissible to have a league withoutt America." OFFICIAL LABOR BODY BACKS DUNN Silver Bow Trades and La bor Assembly Endorses W. F. Dunn, Mike Allen and Fred Allen. I "By a vote -- :;.e to 13 the Silver 13ow Tra'~des unl Labor council lat;1 night enli - !: \V. F. Dounn for mayor. Mlike \ e'n of the Illack sintllh's uIlllioll II police magistrate, and Fred Allttn: of the same union (Continued oni Page Eight.) MAY CURB THE PORK PROFITEERS (Speial l'nit'l Press iW ire.) Wvashiingtnm. March 10.-Will the price of hogs eClimnbing last. footd adm ni tra:ltion ofiCials indi -c ated that .0olt' gov'ernmental l t tion may be tliken limithig profit , to packers o a F ork. It is pointe: ' out that ithe ftood administration still has authorit y to nimit profit on pork priodlucts under the lood license system, in use during tin. war. All packeCrs tare ~ill under a license. "CHOCOLATE SOLDIER" EXPOSED BY MUSICIANS Willie Cutts, in a Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Hyde Role, Snitches on His Fellow Unionists. TO THIE P''LIC'. In a;insl'ner to tilte pmlll)llhet "On() Gu(;ald," circulateld by tile (lCutlts for ,lMayor cllub, the Mlusic(ianl's union wishes to refute certain lsl tae ll, s Iherteil. MIr. Cutts' ,emory lIiist have lapse'd, or ill his ldesperatll e strl'aits hei is willing to do anlld say aIllny thing .to c'llluflage the voter,'. Not only wias this "h'ero of demIlc I racy" tut etnmy to the Musician's Ulliui and neilti vel'r pIssed liln oppor tillily to oppose .aly' old ll .I ..ll and regulcIlltions olf tllhis body, but unts aºctuaIllyv instr.umtentIl in call ing on'" of thil' irs Illeetilngs of I lhe thllltri ll Iimaltgers oi)f Buitlte. This 'eeltinag wtas called' with lthe ob jtect of Initing the theatrical in terelsts of thel city for the purllp'lose of i'refusing tihe raitise iof wages for the girl icashi('ers and iinc'identally, to light the musici ani'sll' Illinillllllll Iregulatiions. IIDuring this meeting, Hlr. (utts was the honored speak er, unrd sp.eltihe major portion of till' title i outllliing lto the enil ionll halld to l lake in ll Ilng allt.ay demands, alnd the steps of pro cedll' to bie tilken lbyi the opposllll i tion force l, (thle emploliyers). 'lhis, l ay l e in line wil the t'lions of sIomle mdern hllor fk-ll irs, but il e hldo not belil.leve it to h the i tions of ail trilule labor 'leader, nllh as Mri. iulllts claims to be. The i uslliiiln's union Irecolle ion of l I. CIts areI anything biu complimentary las a emplloyer of unionl llab or. . SIC'IA.NS' MUT'AI lpIOlliTEcl(' TIVlE UNION. Notell: The I Mu hsiain's un tioln aist night voted to give the above tiouuI iet tlion to i ll the I ipapers. lThe Miner fUnrmie Ihll liie d the nt and tiilr Standall rd stall'ed.--Editor. GUNMAN BERKIN CALLS MEET O F P.C.O.A. And in Conjunction With Admiral Carroll and Col lector Taylor, Will Per form for the A. C. M. .\t the tni.,ti.g of the school board latll evenling a trio of labor "lead ril. Oscar ('arlroll, Prank ino low all M. :Al. lonah i]l, maldce an at teo kpt o tile bunch doubtsf the high sch,,ol building for i (Putts meeting, and ailtlhough a l alnoriy of the boarid wa.; in favor of the "chocolate sol dithe , thef lfalt th there gods a rutle agailiet th schooll A. C. or po litical purl, t, os I'revented a vote be ing tai,"n. La.tcr John lherklin, A. C. ., gun mal:, al aurldi] d secured the use of thit aindoritul for a meeting of the P. ('. t \.. after a promise had been ,,rxa, 1 front him that the mieeting wouldi not be political nor would the' contist for mayor be dis cussed. The P. ('. a) A. is "managed" by Gunmen Itrkin and Taylor and "Dirty 1a1,0'" Carroll, and no one who knows the bunch doubts that they will allow a promise to stand in the way of loyalty, their god and paymnlster, tine A. C. Ml, OLIGARCHY ASSERTS REED Is League Covenant. Com pels U. S. to Enter Every War Controversy of the World. (Slecial (niited Press Wire.) .elfersoll City, Mo., March 1. ".\n oligarchy clothed with miore ar liitrlry Dowers thlio wee ever wield ed by an'y deslot on earth will be crI'Ited by the league of nations' covenanit,' Senator heed charged in addressing the joint session of the Missouri general assembly. "If this. is not the real'ion of the very cont nlllindl of the world then the language of agreelments cannot create pow ers. he said. The address here was the opening of a series of attacks on the \Vilson plat1 of the league. After present ing iac'h tlle.ll er of the legislature with a colpy oif tile pr oposed league Covienant, Senator Reed took uip the plla i airticle iby article. He oulltlined seven of his objections pIroceedting to lisculss achl. The seven objections folh w: The league undertakes to establish supltergovernlmenti ; it abiro gates 3MToiiroe doctrine; it impllairs siovereiglity; the national indepnlld l((l:e of the United States. ill viola tioni of the constitutio of the United States, will te in control of an exec utive tat nch of "eigat otf wImt i ill t be aliens anid repire-sentative's of European or .sit' gvernmllllllellts the dlestinV of the I llited States lmay beti determined byl live aliins who miay be enllO.lies or contro1'iit ll y oellcltlies of lthe I'nilted lIStates; it llenaces the independece of the Aeioricaln labor league; it does not ke (l the I'niti,,l Statles out of war' bit. comp()i ls it to Itbecomlle i prtyi' to every war con troversy of the world. PICHON DID NOT MEAN WHAT HE SAID Things Have Been Fixed Up and Everything Is Lovely Until Another Statesman Speaks. (Slecial United l'ress Wire.) Paris, March 19.-Another "temtp Ost in a teaplot" seems to have blownl over. Flurther investigations have confirlned that Foreign Minister Pichon in his statement Sunday in tended no opposition to the inclusioni of the league of naltions in thie peace treaty, but lterely questioned wheth er there was sufficient timUe to per fect the covenant for incorl'lorationl into the prelimintary pact. Netutrals will have an opportunity to presenlt recontelllnldations for almendmentls to the constitution at tomorow's sessioiin. It is believed the covenant \will be in shape for presentation before the plenary session for open debate by Saturday. "\Vilson, apparently, has approved the military, aerial and naval condli tions contiained in definite arltistlire with Germanly," said the Temlllps, which us ialy v oices the ideas of the French governmenit, t herefore, after council of 10 deliberates ton these, there is nothing to preventt Foch froll giviing the Gerlmans 72 hours' notice of cessation of Ipresellt ar mist ice. informing lhem of thee new colditions andll filxing their mnilitary stat is. l iti only military plroblemns have been sdlv\te in this ilanlelr, political probllien having been adjourned. The quii ioni will, therefore, probably conye uii before tlie council whether or ntic it is preferable to fix in the perlnlllt diiplomlatic documlent Ger iiany military, political and terri torial status. In this document the pa)t of the league of nations may be inclulded. If this opinion prevails subse-clcent sessions can be utilized for fixing Germany's frontiers, after which the Germans can be summoned to versailles to sign the prelimina ries. THE WEATHER. ('older, probably raifi or snow. PORK CUTS GOING UP Also Hams, Chops and Pick led Feet. A Boost in the Price of Spuds May Also Come. (Special United Press Wire.) Washington, March 1!. -- That pork chops are going to keep on soar ing in price is predicted by experts of the department. of agriculture. The wholesale price of pork has risen $S per 100) since the government fixed price was revoked two weeks ago. But hams, pickled pigs feet and all pork cuts will not stop here, accord ing to department data. "Farmers are rushing plans to plant spring wheat to sell at $2,26 per bushel, the governmenlt guarallteed price," sai. Professor \Vileod of the farm man Corn is being crowded out. Ac cording to plresent farmers' plans the crop w\iill go 50.000,000 bushel, short. Farmerl's will theni have to feed $2.216 wheat to fatten hogs in stead of corn at $ 1i50 per bushel. Potatos may also be crowded out Iy wheat and a boost of perhaps 25 cents inll potiato pIrices tmay also be ex lecled. BIG INDEMNITY ASKED BY ITALY ISpecial C United 'ress Wire.) ltome. IMarch 19.---It is semi-offi cially reported thal Italy will demnand anl intdelnit y of $3,000,000.000 from IAustria-lurgary. One billion of this will be asked for in cash, the re maindlelr to be paid in five years ithrolgh iron shipm1ents. SPEED UP PEACE PROGRAM AT PARIS Preliminary Will Be Ready March 29 and Presented to Germans Three Days Later. (Special L['nied P'res. \Vire.l Paris, March 19.-- The speed-up program is in full swing at the peace conferen(ce. The meeting of the su pretne war council this afternoon is expected to accomplish appreciable progress in winding up the terms of the preliminary treaty. The delegates continue to believe the treaty will be completed by March 29. It will probably be sub initted to the Germans three days later. It was announced today that Ver sailles ihas been definitely selected as thte site for signing the treaty. LARGE UNKNOWN STEAMSHIP ASHORE St. John, N. B., March 19.-A lightkeeper at Whitehead islands, Hay of Fundy, reports a large steam ship ashore on Old Proprietor Ledgas. tie was unable to learn identity of the vessel. AMERICAN TROOPS TO LEAVE SIBERIA (Special U nited -Press Wire.) Los Angeles, March 1).-Amer ican troops iin Siberiat will be withdrawn this spring. Secretary Baker declared, following his ar rival here. He said exact date dependllls upon the weather cot lditionlls. Secretlar. Baker wouhld not say whether the administration w\h witirawilg tilhe troops because their work had been accomplishbe or because nothing could I'. gained by keening the troops there. Baker and General Marsh arrived from San Francisco and were here only 15 minutes before leaving for Sani Diego.