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ie was so .lie talking and visiting
several hours. They have a beau
ful homo, nestled down in Bitter
ot Valley, suurrounded by a chain
the Rock.es, and Bitter Root
u:rains.
lie look so close to us\ some
v.-- oul:l walk over to them.
informed that it was six
ths Coo1 hills. We are still
1n
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h- they are lovely. When
hare it usually rains in
hi winter t:me.
iv'.ng lovely weather
-s o'-e like spring than
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N -a^ka Telephone Com
o-crate3 throughout
T.d part of South Dakota
.'J-")hnne Company, which
'nrcusrhout Iowa and the
s'on Telephone Exchange
ry which operates in Minneso
and rart cf South Dakota,
or ten years all of these compan
have bsen under s'ngle manage-
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the district,
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the operation of
^fiarate companies and three
for. .)'•'* "orporations under one man-
a-.:l vh.'r '~2 to br it This will be eliminated by
t\ hp Bv fj bo-1 th-j chsn^e to a single corporation.
OIHH DAKOTA THE BEST
South Dakota there were fewer
j'ui 'sts k'lled in proportion to the
of ,r arhines registered than in
state. Massachusetts oc
the second place on this list,
t'j 3ryl-:n 1 third.
J: S D.-kota 13. Kansas
Ijssa-hu "etts 14. Tennessee
Maryland.. 15. Idaho
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Pennsylvania
17. Minnesota
1?. Missouri
19. Wisconsin
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HUGHES-PARMERS BEAT
MISSOURI VALLEY
Playing true to form, the Hughes
arrr.er basketball team ca.r.e h.m
•om Missouri Valley Saturday Tht
ith a victory "2 to 22 over th"
0: -Iriunity Athletic team of tha
'ace As 'ndi ated b- 'he score, the
ntest was fast fror s!a to fin'-h
he Missouri Valley forwards found
difficult to get past the local
-uards, and in 'he first half chalk-id
•t but two field goals. The Tin Liz
bs kept possess:on of the ball most
the first -half, ani succeeded
sg'ng six field goals. The period
•nded, 13 to 9, for the Hughes
armers.
The second half was a ropet't'on o'
he first, fast and snappy, with not
1 foul called on the Lizzies and but
hree on the Missouri Valley bo-'S
luring the half. Fuzzy Mellor and
'Schlott, forwards th's half, caused
•heir guards considerable worry, each
"itting three field goals.
The only accident of the game
ame when Lias Larsen sprained his
nkle. Wh'le not serious ,the injury
'robably will keep him out of the
Tame for two weeks. Nelson, who re
placed LarsM, made two neat bas
kets from mid-floor. Hovey made
three field and two free goals. The
'lose guarding of Schlott, Stephens
'nd Datesman prevented any Mis
•ouri Valley man standing out as
1 star, but all played a great game.
Martin at center made three field
Toals and Chauloupka and Carey got
wo each.
The line up was:
Mo. Valley Hughes-Parmers
"hauloupka RF Mellor
~"arey LF Larsen
Martin Hovey
ull L7 Schlott
losenbaum RG Stephens
Substitutes: Nelson for Larsen,!
"atesman for Stephens. Referee:
Tohnson
h.-.stm, as the mail
ss i-la soon, and want
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IVK-" "ard to all friends.
Yours,
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C. Lahman.
A
CONSOLIDATF
statement has been
Bait, president'of
Nebraska and Io
orn anies:
consolidate the
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Bell Telephone
Tv 1 next, subject
!-.'n nubl!c utility
'.32 states which
'J 'i vst?rn Bell Tel
lir.s been chosen
-w company be
p-rt of the ter
the organization
v. as "the North
:n ts-.'lf iden'.i
's lo at on in the
of Missouri Valley. Field
'oals: Chauloupka. 2 Mar^ 3
"ull. 1 Mellor,.6 Hovey, 3 Schlott,
Nelson, 2 Datesman,- 1 Free,
lhrows:
Chauloupka, 1 Carey, 1
ull, 4 Hovey, 2—Nonpareil.
"IONEER OF HAKRTSON
IS DEAD AT WOODBINE
Woodb ne Io., Dec. 20 —Aaron D.
''oyer, 85 native of Pennsylvan'a
"•nd a resident of. Woodbine and vi
cinity for forty-two years, died at
the home of his daughter, Mrs. J. W.
Burkholder, in Woodbine after a lin
ror'ng illness. He was a member of
lhe
Ancient Free and Accepted Ma
sons.
THe deceased ?t the father of F.
Vt. Hoyer of Missouri Valley.
Kn!ghts of Pythias Entertain
The Knights of Pythias held open
house last night to the Knights and
their ladies.
About fifty couples were present
and they fully enioyed an even:ng of
lancing, cards, billiards and pool. A
lainty two-course lunch was server!
by the members.
The solos by Messrs. Johnson and
TTart
wot* enjoyed v«ry ..-lu^h.
OWA GIRL IS KILLFD
BY AUTO AT PORTLAND
Iowa City, la., Dec. 18—Miss
Maude Luella Ferguson, a former
Iowa university girl, was killed by
an automobile at Portland, Ore.
where she was a teacher of Eng
lish, says a message from that city.
She was knocked down at a street
intersection and a rib was torn loose
and driven through her heart, an au
topsy Showed. Alfred Axelson, driv
er of the car was placed under ar
rest, but was freed on bond of $500.
The girl formerly taught in the Iowa
State Teachers' college.
LOYAL WOMEN MEET
The Loyal Women of the Church
of Christ held their annual Christmas
meeting on Tuesday afternoon with
Mrs. Basch on Fifth street as hos
tess. About 40 ladies were there to
attend a real Christmas party, includ
ing Santa Himself, who remembered
eacji one present with a little gift.
The Yuletide spirit was certainly
heard and felt at this time, for all
present entered into this part of the
afternoon entertainment with delight.
Miss Reese gave several selezions
on the piano wh:ch were greatly en
joyed. Mrs. Basch with several assis
tants, served a very da'nty lunch,
which also had a Chr'stmas touch.
At the end of the afternoon the
class surprised Mrs. Price, the teach
er, with a pedestal and bath robs,
for which she most gracefully thank
ed the ladies.
There were several visitors pres
ent. After Christmas grestings were
exchanged all went to the'r various
homes, feel'ng that they had spent a
very delightful afternoon.
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NEWS REVIEW OF
League of Nations Recommends
Limitation of Armaments,v
by Mutual Agreement.
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COURT CF JUSTICE ADOPTED
Obligatory Clause, However, Is Omit
ted— Auctrla and Bulgaria Admit
ted to League—Progress of
Efforts for an Irish
|||p,
Settlement
By EDWARD W. PICKARD.
If. us (Jeorge Nlcoll Bnrnes of En
IhihI aborts, dlsainiiinient Is the re I
tu'ld test of the success of the Leagi 3
of Nations, the league cannot yet 1 3
said to lie wholly successful. The
senibl.v nt (Jeni'va last week recelvt 1
flii rt|iirt of the disarmament cor
nilttee. and though lt proved to he 1
ntthcr.(lal)trj- |)ripiViH'tlon. it- vvu.i ador
ed. Ti liniitntions clause was amen'
wl so that It was merely a recor
mendntlon that liriitatlon of armi
mi-tits lie established for the next tw
years through mutual agreemei
anion: the powers. With respect
litis France made the reservation thf
slie wits obliged to restore her armt
litems iltitt I nd been worn out by th»
war. and r»g'uni and Spain mndo
similar reservations. Then seven na
tions voted against the limitation
clause. The? were France. Oreece. Po
land. Itonniania, Brazil, Chile and
Urn uniit.v.
TI committee explained that,
though it was in favor of the speed
iest possible disarmament. It was
forced 10 the conclusion that this
could not yet be ae -omplished. "There
are countries with the most powerful
armament building facilities outside
the league" snld Delegate Fisher,
"and disarmament can begin only
wh'-n It Is universal." When the Aus
trian peace treaty was signed at St.
Oermaln. there was also slrnpd a
convention for the control of the traf
fic In arms and ammunition, hut this
has not been ratified and no steps
have been taken to make It effective.
The committee suggested that the
conncll urge the signatories to ratify
the treaty fit oni^e. though there will
he no authority to control the export
of arms from the United States.
So far as navy building goes. Sena
tor Borah, one of the "lrreconclla
bles," lias a plan whereby the United
States can Join In Its reduction. He
has Introduced In the senate a resolu
tion requesting the President to pro
pose to Great Britain and Japan an
agreement with the United States for
the curtailment of navy building by
the three powers, the program of each
of them to he reduced annually dur
ing the next five years 50 per cent of
the present estimates or figures, in
the preamble It Is po'nted out that the
Japanese government has declared to
the world that It could not consent
even to consider a program of disarm
ament on account of the building pro
gram of the United States. "By this
statement." the resolution continues,
"the world Is Informed and expected
to helieve that Japan sincerely desires
to support a program of disarmament,
but cannot do so In snfety to herself
on account of the attitude and build
ing program of th's government."
An Indicnt'on of the po«Rlhle atti
tude of Oreat Britain In this matter
Is found In the report that the *ahlnet
has decided that It Is Impossible for
the nation lon-rer to maintain the two
power standard wh'ch has heen Its
poliov for many years. The British
program Is halted Inst now by a dis
pute as to the relative value of capital
ships, and submarines and airplanes.
The general board of the American
nnvy Is not at present in accord with
any of the plans for reduction, for It
still urges on congress the need 01'
a "paw second to none." as reCom
mended In 1915. It Is convinced tha*
battleships remain pre-eminent fac
',
To return to the League of Ntttlons:
Several Important things were ac
complished last week by the assem
bly. First of these was the adoption
of a statute for a permanent interna
tional court of Justice. The phut now
goes to the member states for ratifi
cation. If It Is approved h.v 22. or 11
majority, before the next meeting of
the assembly, the Judges will be
chosen and the court will come ln»o
existence In September. 1D21. In the
debate on the project there was a
hot contest between Europe on one
side and Latin-America on the other
over the question whether the Juris
diction of the court should be obliga
tory or voluntary. Europe won out,
and the statute as adopted does not
moke obligatory the appearance of
both parties to a dispute, and pro
vides no penalty for non-compliance
with fhe court's decisions. The Euro
pean delegates defended the scheme
as the best beginning that can be
made, hut the Latin-Americans were
very skeptical as to the value of op
tional Jurisdiction.
Austria, first of the former enemy
states to he admitted to the league,
was voted In Wednesday without op
position. four members refraining from
voting. Next day Bulgaria was admit
ted, France and Australia not voting.
The action on Austria brought on a
lively passage between Motta of
Switzerland and Vlvlanl of France.
The former took occasion to say that
his country had always regretted the
rejection of Germany's application for
admission, whereupon Vivlanl leaped
to the tribune and in a fiery speech
defended the French position in op
posing Germany's admission. Most of
the assembly was with hint and he
was enthusiastically applauded. I,nx
emhurg, Finland and Costa It Ion also
were admitted to the league.
Spain. Brazil. Belgium and China
were chosen as the four elective mem
bers of the council. China takes the
place of Greece, and her victory was
said to be due mainly 10 the personal
Strength and popularity of Dr. Wel
lington Koo among the delegates.
Armenia, together with Georgia and
the Baltic states, was refused admis
sion to the league, but a reso'utlon
was ndopted expensing the hope that
President Wilson's efforts would re
sult In the saving of Armenia and the
establishment of a stable government
so that she could lie taken into lhe
fold. Mr. Wilson has named Henry
Morgenthau as his representative In
the mediation, but Just what he enn
do Is puzzling many observers. Al
ready Armenia hns yielded to the be
hests of the Red Russians and es
tablished a soviet government at Rri
vnn. and the Turkish nationalists,
called off by Lenlne, have signed a
pence treaty with the Armenians hv
which the latter hnnd hack to Turkey
most of her former territory in that
region. If this suits the majority of
the Armenians, what are the powers
going to do about It? And what Is
Mr. Morgenthau going to try to
mediate?
One genuinely constructive accom
plishment of the league assembly last
week was the establishment of an
International commission to he a bank
er for European nations without cred
it or with very diminished credit.
The nations meant are Poland. Ron
mania. Bulgaria, Jugo-S'avl«. Czecho
slovakia. and possibly Turkey. Na
tions desiring to take advantage of
the facilities offered will notify the
commission what assets, etc., they
wish to pledge with it—for Instance,
customs duties, railroads or monop
olies. The commission will then set a
fair value thereon for whatever period
the assets are pledged and authorize
the government In question to issue
gold bonds to that amount. Then In
dividual business men belonging to
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innuie 10 £»U' u.-iii-uyees u. .,n»rfiss who -liod In Uie wnr
hall of Cork which was burned, presumably In reprisal. 3.—lining of two w:u !s of Hi.' Walto- Po -I Im.s
Washington, which were burned by an Insane patieut.
tos In national defense. Of those we
have 11 ready for service and 'Ji build
ing, and the board recommends that
three more be built for delivery by
1927. One more battle cruiser. 30
cruisers, 18 submarines and four air
plane-carrying ships are asked, and
a one-year program of naval airp'ane
construction Is recommended. In a
sentence, what the board advises is a
combatant navy equal to the most
powerful maintained by any other na
tion, supporting and protecting a great
merchant fleet.
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that country, nt* Its government, can
make purchases in richer countries
such as the United States, and through
the commission an amount of gold
bonds amply covering lite credit for
such purchases will he forwarded to
the exporter with whom the order Is
placed.
The plan, devised by the economic
section of the assembly, has the up
provnl of lead'ng European hankers
an American banker probably will be
asked to serve on the commission.
With the utmost difficult? the Amer
ican government has convinced the
European and Japanese delegates to
the International communications con
gress that It means business when It
demands a restoration of its pre-war
rights in connection with the alloca
tion of tlie former German cobles. A
modus vlvendl has heen adopted cov
ering the situation until a final agree
ment can he reached. It puts Into
writing an acknowledgment by the al
lied powers that the Unite I States
government, as a result of the war,
shares In the ownership of the 18.000
miles of German cobles throughout
the world. For the time being lhe
cables are to be operated as at pres
ent. hut for the financial account of
the five powers—the United States,
Gnent Britain, France. Italy and Ja
pan.
Constontlne has gone hock to Greece
to resume Ills throne, and hefore he
left Switzerland he said he had not
the slightest Intention of abdicating.
He was due to arrive In Athens on
Sunday and elaborate arrangements
were made for his reception. It was
sold that as soon as he reached the
capital the diplomatic representatives
of the allied powers would leave for
their homes.
Despite certain concessions granted
by I'temler I.lovd George, nothing
definite has yet come nut of the efforts
to bring about a truce In the Irish
"war." In response to the request of
Father O'Flnnngan. acting head of the
Sinn Fein, that he might lie permitted
to confer with Arthur Grilllth and
Fimionn Do Valero regard'ng a set
tlement. the premier said: "The Irish
governmental authorities will afford
you the necessary facilities for see
ing Mr. Arthur Griffith, and. as re
gards Mr. He Valeni. the ordinary
methods of communication with
America fully are open to you."
At about the some time It was re
porh-d that Ie Vnlo.-a was on his way
from America to Ireland, and in Lon
don it was understood tacit permission
for his return had beeii given by
Lloyd George. The dispatches said
he would be met ut Liverpool a id per
mitted to go to London for con.„r
ence or would be given safe conduct
to Ireland, as he preferred.
Meanwhile the rank utid file on both
sides seem to lie doing their best to
keep the contest going. The worst
happening of the week was the burn
ing of the city hall, library and other
buildings In the business center of
Cork. Presumably
Hub
was done by
the auxiliary police in reprisal for the
ambushing of some of their members,
though this wus denied by the English
officials. The property damage wa:
Immense and the affair caused such
an outcry that the government or
dered immediate Investigation h.v the
military authorities and the punish
ment of the guilty. Another exasper
ating incident was the killing of a
priest at liiirmanway while he was
trying to save the life of a young man
who also was slain. A uniformed
man accused of these murders was ar
rested. The Sinn Feiners were not
Idle, waylaying and assassinating
English officers In various places.
Here In the United States the self
constituted committee on Ireland con
tinued the hearing of stories by Irish
men nnd women, doing Its part In
keepln-T olive the controversy under
the pretense of helping to bring peace.
Ten of our senators took It upon
themselves to send to Secretary of
State Colby a protest against the re
fusal of the British amhnssy to vise
the passports of four emissaries of
the commission of Inquiry. They
asked Mr. Colby to call on the British
government for an explanation, which
he prohnbly will have sense enough
not to do.
Mr. Morton called up Mr. Bernstein
and Mr. Stiefler to come down and
take care of their store while he star
ted on a hunt for the burglars. While
ser.rehing at the "Y" he heard voices
at the side of the track near the sec
tion house. He immediately stuck up
tl-.o two men he found and when they
were brought up to a light they were
found to be two negros and wearing
some of the goods taken from the
store w'.r'ch, they claimed to have
purchased from two other colored men.
They were immediately lodged in
1 and later taken to Logan for
safe-keeping. One of them claims to
be from Omaha and the other from
iioux City.
Four suit cases filled with clothing
and shoes were left in the store on ac
count of the hurried exit but there ate
still two overcoats missing which
•ads the officers to believe that two
more men were interested in the rob»
bery.
The qu ck and efficient work of
Officer Morton is to be highly com*
mended. Pretty soon the crooks will
learn to steer clear of Missouri Val
ley as he is the Nemesis of wrong*
doers. He is on the job every minute
and more than able to take care of
himself and the public property at
any and all times.
Tli's is the second rohbtry the Fair
store has suffered within the paat
year.
JOSEPH S. KIRKLAND
Joseph S. Kirkland was born neat
Old St. John, Harrison Co., Iowa, )M
February 7, 1855, and passed away
at the home of his brother, Robert
Kirkland, in this city, early Saturday
morning, December 18, 1920, aged
years, 10 months and 12 days.
Bright's disease was the cauae tt
his death.
He is survived by three sisters, Mr*.
Wrn. Kirkland of Newport, Neb.,
Mrs. Chas, Ncwkirk of Sioux Falls,
S. D., Mrs. E. W. Greene of Missouri
Valley and three brothers: Mead,
Robert and Harvey, all of Missouri
Valley.
The deceased was an honest asd up
right man, highly respected by all who
knew him.
His entire life was spent in tM*
vicinity, during the greater part of
vhich he
wa3
The funeral services will be held
from the Robert Kirkland home, 604
^ast Superior street, at 2 p. m., Sun
lay, December 19, Rev. Van Dyke
officiating.
The remains will be laid to rest to
Oak Grove cemetery.
CHAS. P. BRANDRIFF
Charles P. Brandriff was born at
Millville, N. J., October 8, 1832j and
assed away at the family home in
Lhis
city, Thursday, Derember 16,
'920, aged 88 years, 2 months and 9
lays.
Pneumonia was the cause of his
lemise.
He was united in marriage to Em
ma Jane Gandy, in New Jersey, on
February 3, 1864. To this union were
born four children Alice, of this city,
7rank of Duluth, Minn., Charles of
"hicago, and Morton, of Modale. The
v)fa and children survive him.
Mr. and Mrs. Brandriff came to
'owa in IS 64 and located on a farm
north of Calhoun. In 1871 they re
turned to New Jersey, but again
noved to Iowa in 1882, locating at
TjOgan.
Three years later they came
'0 this city, which has since been
heir home.
I-Ie was one of the substantial men
if Harrison county and was well and
"avorably known by a large circle of
friends.
He has been a lifelong member of
'he Methodist church and was a mem
ber of the board for years.
The funeral services will be held
from the Methodist church at 2:30
m., Saturday, December 18, Rev.
/an Dyke officiating. The remains
will be laid to rest in Rose Hill
'emetery.
Home Seiwors Sharpener,
Ry accident one day certain honse
vlfe discovered thot cutting sandpo
icr sharpened her scinsors. Now she
loes not have to waif for fhe scle
.urs grinder to come round for she
tiways keeps a sheet of sandpaper la
ier machine drawer to eharpeii Inr
teteaors wtth.
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NO .38
FAIR STORE IS ROBBED
Most of Loot Recovered Two Mca
are Captured
The Fair store was broken into last
r.ip'ht. and. but for the watchfulness
of Officer Morton, a good haul would
hf-.ve resulted.
As Morton was making his rounds
about midnight, he d'&covered a small
uoeir at the back of the Fair store
haJ heen pried open. Ho immediately
•.tartrd to investigate and as he en
t-.red through this door he stepped on
some rubb sh. Almost immediately
he heard glass crash in the front of
the build ng. He ran through the
store to the front and found he had
disturbed the burglars in their work
and, in order to make a hurried exit,
tnoy cked out the glass in the front
dorr and ran.
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