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Dcelul Territorial Claims
Most Be Granted by
Society of Nations.
All Claims B«ln0 Rsforred Spatial
Committees—Secret Treaties Mada
.During Stress af War Must Qiva
Way, Amariaan Delegstes Say—Half
of Draft af League of Nationa Cam*
Tha alliad premiers, who will
meet this aftarnaan aa tha su
preme inter-allied war concil, pro*
bably will fix naw terms to ba
imposed on Germany, whose tsc
tiea af obstruction and recrimina
tian in said to hav« raaohad a
climax In a throat mada at Wei
mar by Chaneallar Ebert that
Qarmany would braak off negotis
tienswith tha alliaa.
SaaraUry af Stata Lanalng In a
statement laauad today aaya that
tha government of tha- Unitad
Stataa walaamaa tha union of tha
Serbian, Croatian and Slavahian
William Allan Whita, of Empo
ria, Kan, and Prof. George Davis
Harron havo baan appaintad tha
American delegates^ to tha Mar
mara oanfaranaa with tha Rus
sian faotiona,
Tha faallng in paaoa aonfaranoa
circles ia that tha Germane ara
moro and mora fergatting thair
paaitian and it ia expected tha
suprama cauneil will take measures
ta bring then* to a aanaa of tho
Marahal Faeh will go to Treves
ta fix tha tarma af tha third ra
nawal of tha armleti**
It is undaratood that tha eouneil
will fix a briaf tima within wtfi^
tha 0grmana must caary aut tha
they hava wly partially
fwtfHIf#. lit th* i*f»« ia noted
that *en»«f tlM OsH—n merchant
w»wehwierk.-*a h«*a, baan
Tha,,oa«neil wOl fix tha size af
ilia contingents af allied natiins in
tha army af occupation both in
Europe and Asia.
Baala, Switzerland, Fab. 7.—
Chaneallar Ebert in hia addross to
tha Garma* national aeeembly at
Weimar yaatarday aaid:
"Tha aanditiona of the armiatie*
hava baan af unheard aeverity and
war* carried aut without ahama.
Wa warn N»r adverssries not ta
push too far.
"Confident in tha promises of
PrfaidMrt Wilaan, German* laid
dawn her arme and now we await
the peace of Preaidant Wilson to
which we have a right."
Paris, Feb. 7,—The number of terri
torial conflicts now making their ap
pearance In peace conference circles,
.'it Is said insome quarters Is attrlbutal
to the prospect* of an early realisation
o£ a society of nations plan which will
involve the examination of-^all such
claims by a legal tribunal of the society
for adjudication with due regard to
wishes and welfare of the ^ig
h&bitants of the district* in dispute.
The community of Interest of aome
nations in certain questions has led to
hints' of co-ope
ritlon among those to
make up the majority In the con
ference. Gossip in the corridors even
mentions threats of resistance to any
^decisions adverse to those interests.
Iv Th6 special commission working on the
Jwrciety .of nations plan is not. moved
•j* by theee rum4rs, however, and is going
about its work quietly but nuidly.
E& 'AtHJie same time the supreme coun
(p. cfl In short daily session dfatinuos its
f' policy at hearing patiently all claims
and generally referring themTto special
fur standing comfnittees for thorough
examination, altho this procedure, it
'is undenatood, is not entirely agreeable
to all the powers Interested.
Treaties Must Give Way.
Sccret treatiea made under the
•jirtress of war and which may be con-
out of harmony with the prln-
4c |pl!Wi on whiph a society of nations is
helhg organised have provoked a great
j'-deal of comment. The American dele
aatcs, at leaat, have eald that such
HKrcements in so far as they conflict
Twith the principles of a society of na
tions, must give way.
ii. The Russian problem again will
^loriie to the fore today in connection
^with the acceptance by the Moscow
bolshevik government.of the invitation
to the conference on the Princess
islands, in some quarters the action of
the Moscow government has been
hailed with satisfaction and relief In
view of the promise it gives, of an Im
mediate termination of bolshevik at
tacks on the. little'allied army, in the
Archangel sector.
Small crowds are beginning to as
spfeemble around the foreign office where
the supreme council meets, but they
do not disturb the members.
Experienced diplomats say that what
surprise^ them is that the proceedings
Wive been so remarkably harmonious
in- view ,of the multiplicity and the
cofnplfxl^y of questions.
Half of Nit Ions Draft Covei^d:
BubstaktlaUy/ oi^e-half of the draft
of the constitution for the society of
itatlons Hj^s !»en covere-J by the chei?
9onferenc^ ^ommission dealing wltb
.: *.» ,-a. .-j,
4- j,
-*•«. /?'•«*, .jferv. •"¥.
this question, It wail officially an*
nounced today.
In approving a number of additional
articles of th) draft the commission
reached an acoord, It Is said, on cer
tain questions of the greatest Impor
tance concernihg the positive func
tions of the league. The acceptance of
these additional articles was provi
Tlje commission has appointed
general aecret?rtet, consisting of M.
Ousel, Ixird justice Prrcy of the
British fot^Ign office arik Mrs. 8hep
Prem,lef v4nl*»los, of Greece, Pre
mier Kramars, of Jugo-8lavla, M.
Dmowski. of Poland, and M. Dlsmon
ily, of RoumatWa. sat us members of
the league of nations commission re
presenting th^lr rrspectlvo nations.
Conscription Not Abandoned.
Eleven articles of the project for the
society of nations were discussed and
approved ,with small modifications bj?
the prace conference commission and
thiit subject o( its meeting lost night.
President WUson presided at the meet
The only article not appjpved was
lhe_patagraph proposing abolition of
military service unless required under
extraordinary circuinstanccs.
Premier Orlando, of Italy, opposed
the paragraph, remarking that if con
scription were abolished, an attempt
to revive it might lead to serious
trouble, even revolution.
Temporary Suapension of Payments of
International Debts Advooated.
[By the Associated Press.]
Paris, Feb. B.—In advocating the
temporary suspension of liquidation by
the governments to one another, which
would mean an international mora
torium between the go%-ernments in
order to give th* nations breathinff
time, Alvln TV. Krpch. president of the
Equitable Trust Company of New
York, who h&s been studying the fin
ancial situation in Europe, declared:
"The inter-dependents of the na
tions of the world after this un
paralleled cataclysm must be obvious
and therefore the situation in France,
the center of the conflict, is of vital
Interest to us. The enormous inflation
here of the currency has created a
temporary and purely fictitious
plethora of monAy, and while the rates
for money are quotably low, all f6od
and commodity prices are well nigfi
prohibitive. This is coincident with
the severest restriction of commercial
'The present relations between the
dollar and the franc are obscured
temporarily .by tlie general prohibition
on the importation of all commodities
and the artificial restrictions placed by
the governments upon exchange.
Platform of No Embargos.
"Tfte official representatives of. the
"United States stand squarely upon the
platform of no embargos and no re
stxtotlons respecting neutral Inter
allied countries and. the rationing of
raw materials In the central powers
irftef tfie IndefrtnUy* terms have- Vtmt
"The French and .: British govern
.qieflttf h*fe accumulated considerable
'reserve of raw materials and manu
factured goods for war purposes which
will suffice 'their present needs and
will suffice long enough to allow for a
readjustment by conditions and new
values. America must therefore look
to and prepare for a readjustment of
prices before her allies will discuss
freedom of control and regulation In
'That is. we maj^as well recognize
the situation in which we are placed
and take the bump. We can make a
cushion to lessen the shock of the
bump by America creating long tertn
commercial Credits and in the creation
thru the aid of American banks and in
vestors of dollar credfts running over
a term of years based on security of
undoubted value."
Program Ready Next Week.
Capt. Andres Tardleu, one df the
French representatives on the com
mission of-^he society of natipns, an
nounced,tonight that the program for
the society will be ready some time
next week. He also said:
"France is opposed to the raising of
the blockade on jaw materials against
Germany until her damage to French
Industries has been made good. Ger
many was responsible for the. destruc,
tion of one-third of the factories of
France and, if allowed to resume pro
duction with equal facilities, it will be
a serious permanent handicap to us."
Captain Tardleu expressed the be
lief that the allies would not disagree
with the contention of France. He
added that the blockade committee
advocates the raising of the raw ma
terials embargo against neutrals at the
earliest possible dote, with the under
standing that ma^erlals^ are not to be
reshipped to Germany.
will H. Hays in Mcmortsl 8ession of
Hoosier Legislature Says Roosevelt
Was Foremost American^ With No
Peer-— Lescon of Patriotism His
Monument. 'j
Indianapolis, Fob.v7.—Tribute to the
life and patriotism of Theodore Roose
velt was paid by \ftll H. Hays, chair
man of the republican national com
mittee, at the Roosevelt memorial ses
siop of the Indian* legislature here to
"The lesson of patriotism of Theo
dora Roo»evo!t," declared Chairman
Hays, who delivered the' principal
memorial address, "is his monument.
"He was toe peace when peace, was
right, but if to win right for right's
sake a fight was necessary, then ^resistance on the part of the Poleef
was for war or whatever else gjwas
needed and abovs al), he was f6r3uiar
erica eternally, and there he was the
severest partisan," the speaker con
tinued. "To follbw this man's life is
a succession of st«pa from peak to
peak to describe his accomplishments
is a review of superlatives.
"We can not say that he was a
typical American because he was too
unlike to be typical he had no coun
terpart the foreiyiost American, yes,
the leader of leaders, yes but above
all, he was' tha.' supreme talisman of
that intangible thing we love to think
of as the Amcrlcta Writ"
Representative of Brother
hoods of Employes Has
Utopian Scheme.
Would Have Government Own Lines
and Delegate Their Operation to
Private Corporation With All Em
ployes 8haring Equally in Division of
Earnings-^Brotherhoods Opposed to
ScversI Idess Being Considered.
Washington, Feb. 7.—Railroad labor
interests today proposed government
ownership and private operation by
one large corporation, co-operatively
organised and sharing profits with em
ployes as their solution of the railway
I problem,
Testifying before the senate inter
state commerce committee on behalf of
tho four leading trainmen's brother
hoods and other employes organizations
Glenn E. Plumb, of Chicago, recom
mended that the government acquire
all railroad property at a price fairly
representing the physical valuation,
and to entrust the operation to a cor
poration to be directed Jointly by em
ployes, officers and the government.
Earnings would be divided equally
among the employes and the govern
ment and rates would be automatically
reduced when profits amounted to
more than a fixed rate.
Perfection Foreseen.
This plan, it was argued, would pro
vide cheaper financing, give stability of
income to security owners, promote
efficiency of. operation thru sharing
profits, remove railroad operation from
partisan politics, compose conflicts be
tween federal and state authorities,
keep rates at a minimum, eliminate
complications in rate schedules and
prove a means of making communities
benefiting by extensions pay for them.
The corporation would be subject To
regrulationlbK the interstate ^onrtserce
commission, which
relaiii Its
present regulating power.
The brotherhoods objected to the
railway executives' proposal for estab
lishing a secretary for transportation,
saying this would constitute "regulat
ing the people In the interest of
capital." They also protested against
tbe railroad administration's order for
bldding" railway employes from taking
part In politics, arguing that the solu
tion of the railway problem is a' poli
tical Issue and that employes are en-,
titled to participate.
Mr. Plumb suggested organization
"of an operating corporation where
operating ability constituted its sole
Senators Would Place Embargo on
British Grain.
Washington, Feb. 7 —The placing of
an embargo by the United States
against any shipments of wheat from
Canada, Australia or other parts of
the British empire was proposed in
senate as a retaliatory measure against
the embargo by Great Britain against Ing. Is the Hrat suffrage bill to make
American manufactured goods.
Senator McCumber of North Dakota,
who proposed this legislation in the
midst of a debate on the Weeks resolu
tion, said he believed action would be
necessary to keep the word of the gov
ernment to pay American farmers the
guaranteed wheat price.
Senator Hoke Smith, of Georgia,
also said action of this kind might be
needed. He did not understand why
any one should oppose the Weeks reso
lution, which asks the state depart
ment for Information as to what is
being done to combat the British re
Senator King, of Utah, said he be
lieved the resolution was impertinent,
and Senator Wolcott, of Delaware, ex
pressed a similar opinion.
Senator Weeks said he could not
understand this attitude, and declared
It was time this country was giving
sonjc attention to its own industries.
"The question of Idle labor in this
country Is involved, for example," he
said. "If we are to have an embargo
•placed upon our manufacturing in
dustries and the products of our in
dustries it is going to lessen to that
extent the amount of work our pptfple
can do in this country."
The resolution went to the calendar
for further consideration.
Cxcohs Driving Poles'Back'Despite Re
sistance—Arrest Civilian Poles.
[By the Associated Pretp.]
Warsaw, Feb. 3.—In heavy fighting
in the last few days in nortwestern
Gallcia, Csecho-Slovak forces have
advanced to within nineteen miles
from Cracow, notwithstanding strong
The Czechs have the advantage of
greater numbers and better training,
and the poles have been obliged to
withdraw troops from eastern Poland
to Join the fighting in Gfcllcta,
The Czechs are reported to he ar
resting a great number of civilians.
Manifestations occurred: In several
towns and villages against the Pollslf
committee in Paris, in the belief that
If was responsible for the failure qf
the allies to Intervene in the fighting
between the Polea, and Csechs.
[The foregoing dispatch was filed
ffom Warsaw oh the same day the
aianistice was signed between
American Ships
Soon Will Steam
Up River Rhine
Paris, Feb. •.—AmerWan ships soon
will steam up the Bhlnfi, using Rotter
dam as a base, according to informa
tion made public here Unlay.
It is announced that transport of
Americans to their homes is progress
ing as rapidly ss possible, and that
during February the number of men to
be taken to America would become
considerably augmented.
The health of the American soldiers
In France Is excellent and their morale
Is of the highest. They ahew willing
ness to re-enter the fray if occasion de
mands. there being a feeling apparent
ly that war ended too soon for some
of the more adventurous one* altho all
arc content to accept the situation.
The number of cases of Influenza
among the troops Is negligible. The
excellent physical standards set by the
American army guaranteed the men
against disagreeable effects of the
climate and the hardships of the cam
Poles and.Czpcho-SIovak*. Under*tho
terms of the armistice the opposing
forces were to occupy positions they
held Jan. 22.]
Manufacturers Marking Time—'Retail
ers Await Drop in Prices.
Washington. Feb. 7,—Business con
ditions are characterized by slackening
of production, r«iuctance of commer
cial buyers to acquire stocks of good#
in anticipation of reduction in prices
and by only a small falling off In re
tail business, sa/s the federal trade
board's review.
The hoard does not forecast future
prices, but federal hoard nsrents thvu
out the country predicted prices would
hot fall much within the next few
Members of the house agricultural
committee today expressed the opin
ion that price of flour would be low
ered and that the cost of other prin
cipal food prices be reduced should
congress carry out the plan to cut the
guaranteed wheat price proposed by
the committee.
The government would lose the dif
ference between the purchase and sale
price and the tttll proposes the appro
priation of $t^(to),0M),000. for this pur
Nine Iowans Listed Among the Casu*
alties of Our Overseas Forces.
Washington. Feb. 7.—The names of
nine Iowa soldiers appear In the com
bined casualty hsts Issued for publi
cation today. Tliey are:
Died of wounds—Privates Einar
Joiu&n,„ ^fewstfWv^ajvey June Van
meter, Clinton,1:.
Died of disease—Sergeant. Frederick
C. Nottger, Waverly Private Ed Bein- ...
tema. Pella.
Harris Waverly
Wounded slightly, previously re-1
The measure which is in line with
recommendations of Governor Hard-
Its appearance in either House this
session. The governor urged that pri
mary suffrage be granted women.
Holdoegel's bill, of couise, would not
permit women to vote at elections.
Reinstatement of returned soldiers
to public positions held before they
went to war is provided In a resolution
adopted unanimously In the Iowi^en
atc today and sent to the house.
Red Cross to Care for French Children
Yanks Adopted.
Washington, Feb. —Nearly 33,00-0
French orphans adopted by American
soldiers overseas will not be forgotten
by their "godfathers" under a plan an
nounced today by the American Red
Cross.' While in France the American
troops contributed nearly 2,000,000
francs for the care of the orphan* and
the' Red Cross today gave notice It
was prepared to receive contributions
from the men after they return to this
country and are discharged to handle
correspondence between the men and
their "adopted" children.
Succeeds Dr. J, I. Gibson, Who Re
signed to Go With Serum Company.
D^ Moines, Feb. 7.—Dr. J. I. Gib
son, state veterinarian, has resigned,
effective March 1, and Dr. Robert D.
Wall, for several years his assistant,
has been appointed to succeed him, it
was announced today by Governor
Dr. Gibson's term would not have
expired until June 30, 1995. He will
rerriove to Illinois, where he -will be
come associated with' a serum com
Poles Retake Prisoners.
[By the Associated Press.]
Warsaw, Feb. 3.—The Poles and the
Ukranlans continue fighting each other
in the region of Lemberg and the
Poles are keeping the enemy in check.
In the last few d»ys the Poles have re
taken some of their corarados who
were made prisoners.
Among the prisoners recaptured
were sixty male nurses who, according
to reports from Lemberg, were Im
paled On pointed sticks by the Ukran
lans. Four of the nurses are reported
to be dying in Cracow hospital.
Trying to Induce Peking
Government to Repud
iate Delegates.
Delegates 'at Pesos Ccnforsnee Sur
prised at Devslopmento China.
Short of Fun^s, Msy Be Compelled
to 8ubmit to Jspsn's Dictation-
Source of Trouble Is Ovor Territory
Taken From Germany.
fBy the Associated Press.]
ported missing in action—Privates r.°5_an^
John Boud, Tlngley Ray M. West
cott. Clear Lake.
Erroneously reported died from aer
oplane accident—Private Charles E.
Anderson, Bagley.
Would Permit Women to Vote in Pri
mary Election in Iowa.
Des Moines. Feb. 7.—Women wotild
be permitted to vote In political pri
maries, caucuses and conventions in
Iowa under tarms of a bill introduced
in the legislature by Senator Holdoe
gel, of Calhoun county, and Repre
sentative Weaver, of Polk.
JhTl ,6 °v#'" J'ing-Tao.
Wounded severely—Musician Bruce ®£lef 'Mue between China and
A. Kresa, Hevburn: Private Charles S.
in connection
Is over the
it" hnr-
territory in Shan-
tung province, the former German con
cession In China. Japan, on entering
the war. beiran an offensive against
the Germans in the Tsing-Tao area
and after a short campaign recaptur
ed the territory, which she has since
held. China's desire, as expressed fov
her delegates at Paris, is to get this
territory back. Reports from Paris
have Indicated that. Japan desired to
retain Tslng-Tao harbor hut had themselves, declared Fritderlch
offered to restore Shantung province
In a recent statement in Paris, Dr.
Wellington Koo. the Chinese minister
to the United States and one of
China's delegates at the peace confer
ence. asserted that the Japanese claim
was based upon an agreement enter«3
Into on May 25, 191a. which gave Ja
pan the right to establish a conces
sion exclusively under her Jurisdiction
in Teing-Tao. He declared, however,
that this agreement was entered into
under duress. Japan having threat
ened hostilities*, and he
it was void.
claimed that
Republicans Mobilising in Lisbon
8trike Monarchists in North.
Lisbon. Feb. 4 —Two seaplanes of
the Portuguese republican forces have
dropped proclamations on Oporto, {he
monarchist stronghold and returned
safely to Avelro. They
barded and damaged the railway from
Esplnho to GranJa.
A battalion of volunteers, composed
mostly of students and employes of
business houses, has left Lisbon to
fight the royalists In the Xorth.
Several wurships left the capital to
day for northern waters. All wagons
and horses In Lisbon are being mobil
Western Manufacturing Problems te
Be Discussed.
Omaha, Feb. 7.—Every western man
ufacturer who atlende the. reconstruc
tion fongress held at Atlantic City
early in December is looking forward
to the trans-iMlsslssippl leadjustment
congress at Omaha, Feb. 18 to 20.
The Omaha congress will be a dup
licate, so far as possible, of the Atlan
tic City meeting and will be the mo»t
important business conference ever
held in the west.
Problems paculiar to western manu
facturers will be dealt with In the
most thorough manner tthd a program
for the period of readjustment will be
charted and recognised and successful
leaders among American manufactur-
Inhustry held the prominent place
at the Atlantic City meeting, where
business leaders-of the nation Joined
together to map out a program for
national manufacturers but the east^
especially, took advantage of this pro
grain, and consequently manufacturing
In the eastern states is thoroughfy or
ganised for the work of reconstruction
and readjustment as applied to manu
facturing problems,of that part of the
It has been said that agriculture will
be prominently ia Che forefront at the
Governor Intimates
Raihburn Pardon is
Hpbody's Business
Moines. Feb. f.—With no aa
anylng oxplanatlon of hla Tea*
tjpr the pardon. Oovernnor W. 1*
.rdlng today filed with both houses
the Iowa ealslature transcript of
all letters on which he had baaed the
pardon of Ernest Rathbun, of Ida
Grovs, convicted of criminal assault
In a conversation with newspaper
men the governor advised the assembly
to proceed agatnat him If it suspeots
him of being Illegally influenced.
The transcript of the evidence was
contained in the governors annual re
port of pardons. The house referred
It to t^ie Judlrisry committee whose
chairman called a mee'lng for 3 p. m.
The governor told ni*spaper msn
the legislature "row has all the know
ledge of the rase that was mine when
1 granted the pardon."
"T have filed no explanation." he
continued. "I take the position that
having been placed in a position to'
know as much as I do about the case
the assembly may do a* It sees fit.
"I have not offered an explanation of
the case," the governor said, "'because!
there has been and Is no occasion for
the governor to explain hla action—
an official act—and the governor of
Iowa Is not going to be placed In the
Peking, Feb. 3.—Attempts are being position of explaining things to Tom
made by the Japanese to induce the I t'°k and Harry.'
Chinese government to disavow the|
action of Its delegates at the peace congress, as it rightly should be. In
conference for the reason that they'
are seriously embarrassing Japan, ac-'
Delegates Surprised.
Paris, Feb. 5.—The Chinese delega
tion to the peace conference has been
advised from Peking of the Japanese
corriplaint regarding the activities of
the Chinese delegates here.
Dr. Wellington Koo and thes other
delegates express surprise over these
cording to semi-official Chinese! dustry but western manufacturing,
sources here. growing and developing as It is. at a
This development has caused de- I rapid rate, will have a prominent place
press ion over the situation in govern-
ment circles, which had previously
been Jubilant over the strong stand
taken by the Chinese in relation to the
Japanese claims. This depression is
Intensified by the fact the government
Is hard pressed for money and may, it
is said, yield to the Japanese wishes In
order to obtain the needed funds.1
western country where agrlcul-
,ur* hlu"
always been the leading In-
watern congress
It Is quite possible, too. that mans-
Ebert Addresses Assembly as "Lsdies!
and Gentlemen"—Assorts Old Order
Hss Gone—People will Rule Them
selves—Plesds For Unity and Un
tiring Labor.
TBy the Associated Press.
Weimar. Feb. 7.—The old order In
Germany has gone beyond the call aiul
the people now are determined to rule
tho~chancellor, calling the national as
sembly to order here this afternoon.'
"We will call on the old German
spirit of Weimar.'" he said. "We will
be an empire of Justice and truth."
The chancellor opened the proceed
ings of the assembly at 3:15 o'clock I
He was received with applause aa ho
advanced for the ceremonies. In op
ening he addressed the assemblage aa
"ladles and gentlemen," a form of ad
dress never before heard in a German
legislative body. The chancellor'.*
speech was an earnest appeal for unity
and untiring tabor.
llerr Ebert. said he hailed the de
cision of German Austria to bring
about "that national unity of the
German race which nlone can afford a
guarantee of a flourishing and eco
nomic life."
The asembly, 397 members of which
were present, adopted the old stand
ins orders of the relchstag as tem
porary rules of procedure.
General Strike in Dusseldorf.
[By the Associated Press.]
Berlin, Feb. 5.—The whole city of
Dusseldorf has "walked out."
Officials, clerks and other employes
in tho service of railways, posts, tele
graph. telephone and service lines:
bankers, lawyers, physicians, school
tcachcrs and other persons engaged In
professions have quit work.
The employes on all p\ibllc service
lines arc striking In keeping with a
threat to the executive council of the
communistic government to call a gen
eral strike of all bourgeois classes if
their demands wrrc not granted.
Theaters and restaurants are forced'
to close ns they are without service.
Large industrial plants haveTihtit down
as office forces everywhere have Joined
In the walkout. Wils unique protest Is
the first of Its kind to be applied on a
big scale as a retaliation against
Kpnrtacan terrorism.
Former National Guardsmen Will
Reaoh Home Middle of February.
Washington. Feb. 7.—Sailing of five
transports from France wtth about 200
officers and Ii,500 men, coiuslstlng
mainly of former national guard un'lts,
was announced today by the war de
The transports will arrive at New
York and Newport No
wa. from Feb. 15
to 20.
Johnson Resolution Squelched.
Washington. Feb. 7.—Another effort
today by Senator Johnson, of Califor
nia, to secure senate consideration of
his resolution favoring Immedlato
withdrawal of American troops from
Russia ended failure.
Thirty Thoaaftnd Men anA(
Women Join 25,000 Ship*
yards Striken.
Sohoole and Theaters deeed, Car Lines
Idle and Newspapers Cease Publica
tion—Nearly 1,000 Seldisra Sent ta
City te Deal With Oiasrdsr* Should
They Occur—Situation at Tasama
Not So Serious.
Seattle, Feb. 7.—With complete "in
dustrial and commercial paralysis
threatened by the general strike of
craftsmen la support of wage demands
by shipyard metal workers, Seattle
municipal officials and business men
cast about *oday for some means o(
relieving an uirparsllele-l situation.
Nearly 1,000 troops from Camp Lewis
are In the city on orders of the w«r
dipartment and ready to act in U»»
event of disorders.
facturing may hold first place, as re-1
gards Its Importance, In the discus-,
sions in the group meeting, and in the
resolutions adopted at the last general
session of the congress, and In the
Seattle newspapers have suspended
publication, school# and theaters have
closed, street cars have ceased operat
ing,, restaurants have shut down and
shipping is being diverted to Oregon
ports because there Is no one to un
load the cargoWf
larting and beneficial results gained. !f
western manufacturers are keen, not
only to attend, but to talK and act at)
the proposed Omaha meeting.
President Would Name Committee on
Staples for Government Purehsse.
WashlnBton, Feb. 7.—President Wil
son has le^n asked to name a com-
advices, as they'say that the Chinese 'nlttee of Industrial leaders and g«v
case was fairly stated before the coun- ''mment regulations representatives
ell of the Ave powers, the United
States, Great Britain, France. Italy
and Japan, upon notices of only one
and one-half hours and that on tho
suggestion of a member of that coun
cil China offered to submit all the
secret agreements between China and
declared, stnnds
reaoyro do this and to accept the ver
|Uct.of the society of. nationa on tit* Is
whlrli will have the power to Investl
gate and suggest a scale of prices for
basic commodities at which the gov
ernment will buy during the post-war
period. Secretary of Commerce Red
field announced today.
The step was taken after confer
ences of producers and labor repre
sentatives and government officials
which were unanimous/ Secretary
Qedfleld said. In recommending It.
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Soup kitchens have been established
by culinary workers for the beneflt
largely of the strikers who are given
special ratee. Non-unionists pay
higher for the same "military mess"
service. At Taeoma where a similar
sympathetic strike is in progress the
situation was reported today to have
gi\ en Indications of Improvements.
In Seattle it Is estimated that M,MM
men and women left their employment
yesterday in addition |o the
striking shipyards workers.?
One Street Car Muns.
A municipal street car. the flint car
to run In Seattle in twenty-four hours,
left the train hall today and proceeded
up Fourth and Third avenue* on Ita
regular run to Ballard, a suburb. In
.the business districts it met no trouble.,
General M*rrlsen*ln
San Francisco. Ftffc
John F. Morrison, commanding
western department of the army, has
gone to Seattle to take charge of the
nrmy end of the strike situation ttaart.
according to a statement on the strike
Situation here today by a. high ofdoial
Of the' department. Major General
Morrison will direct the annys ac
tivities in Tacoma, also, he sald.\_p»
Copper Mines Cut Wages.
Jerome, Aria., Feb. 7.—Copper min
ing coinpanlce here today announced
,i waae cut effective tomorrow of "5
entsAi day. The order affects nearly
4,000 men and put the wage for miner.*
back to $r.l5 a day. which was the
scale before the federal mediation
hoard ordered an increase last July.
Butte Miners Striks.
Butte. Mont.. Feb. 7—The entire day
shift of the ETm Orlu mine, owned by
former United States Senator Clnrk.
numlierins about 2V) men. walked out
this morning because of the reduction
of $1 a day in wages that went int^..
ffcct in the Butte district today.
Delay Ford-Tribune Trial
Detroit. Feb. 7.—Selection of a trial
court In the million dollar libel »ult ,A.
brought against the Chicago Dally
Tribune by Henry Ford. In which the
defendant company was yesterday
granted change of venue by circuit
fudge'Mandell here, was today post
poned until Feb. 17. by agreement of
both parties and on application of the
The Weather.
Iowa— t'nsettled weather, with light'
snow Saturday and in west and central
portions tonight somewhat warmer in
west portion tonight.
Tefcgrsphic News:
Japan Starts
^Trouble at peace Table
Little Nationa Also Rebellious.
Railroad Brotherhoods HaVe Etoplan
Soldiers and Soup Houses In Seattle
Iowa Nswss
Putting Teeth Into Workmen Law.
Danger in Spring and Well Waters.
Roada Program Almost Ready.
Scene Thrills Homo Folks.
Seventeen-Year Locusts Duo.
The light In the Clearing.
Iowa War History.
No Pact With Theft and MMift
Tough on Thrifty Thursty Folks.
City Nswss
Thornton Gets Verdict for tti.SSOv
Fruits and Vegetables Still, High.
Marshall County Cows Make Record.
Want Local -Supply of Limestone.
M. M. Belden, of Grlnnell, Dies Her*h,(5s
Markets and General:
Com In Upward Spurt. .
Oats Also Higher. *4-4
Cattle Incline Lower, f*
Hogs Steady to Lower.

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