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TIIE CITIZEN
rag Seven
February 17, 1921
Lesson
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LESSON FOR FEBRUARY 20 .
THE WISE AND FOOLISH VIRGINS.
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UolJiKN TK.XT-Matrh lhnf..r fur
ye know nrtitrr thr iiv nor th Iwir
wherein Hi Hon i f Man ii'.nih Msit
M II
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1
This lesson la II part of the will
known Olivet discourse, giving h pro
phetic view of the course of time from
lla utterance. Just before Hit- rrncl
film to th second ailvi'tit of Christ.
The order f events In that lime are.
roughly speaking, a follows:
1. The moral mndlilon of the world
during Christ's ahsence ('.'4:1-14) This
la Hi rlod covered tijr tin purahle
of chapter IT
3. Tin- appcarsm e of the Antichrist
flMl.V.U).
3. The great mliHH ('.'4 : 27 31). In
which there will he mighty convulsion
of nature, the mourning of the earth'
Irlhea. anil the gathering of the elect.
4. Warning to Gisl'a eople In view
of the great advent (J4 :32-M ). the
lime of advent unknown ami Unex
pected. ft. Instruction in aatlita In view of
the uneism-trilue of Ilia coming (2S :
1 SID.
B. The Judgment of the nation (2!:
31-41).
The present lcon la one of the
two parable designed for the Instroc
Hon of the saints In view of Hie com
ing of the l'lir!l. It haa a ninllnil
una spplli allon In the present tluie (I
The. 4 111 IS; Tllua 2 II -IS).
I. Th Foolish Virgin Took Lamp
But No Oil With Thtm. (v. 3).
1. Ijiiiii signify I'hrlstlan profe
aluti (M:iif. .VU'.), anil nil. the Holy
Silrlt (Zeh. 4). f lining the lania
ami no oil shows that they were pro
t.,x.i of riilg.oii without possessing
Ita reality. A noon aa a man la re-
gencratcil the Holy Spirit take lip Mil
ahtsle with Hun The proof Hint one
la a i MM of Gist la that he hat the
llolv Snlrlt dwelling within him. "If
any mini have not the Spirit of Christ
he la none of Ills." (It. mi. .:H). The
foolish virgins may have heen of gtsal
moral harai'ter, hut thejr were Ull
regenerated.
2 The wine virgin possessed huth
lampa anil oil .v. 4). They made a
profession ami hacked It with a real
life. of righteousness. The. are the
true believer. Ilmh the wine and the
foolish virgin slumbered and alept.
Their eea had grown hi-avy and ther
fell umler the Miell of aleep (. !).
Thla ahowa Unit as the Chrlatlan age
leiigthi-niil the real and profeaalnu
hiirch would ieae looking foe- the
wining of the l ord. It la niif iekhly
aad that many even of llnd'a aalnta,
wle virgin, nhonld Rive up the ei
ertMtrjr of the n-tnrii of the lird.
II. Tha Coming Bridegroom (vv. ft-
1. The midnight rry (v. . In the
mlilal of the night whi n all were aaleep
the rry waa made. "Ili-hold the hrtde
groom i nim lli, go e nut to tin-et him."
How and It N that the rlnin-h haa
loNt hi-r hoM. la mt waking and
MHtrhlng for the return of her I.ord !
Ai-tlvlly of the virgin v. T).
They all aroe and trliiiined their
lamp. There will he great activity
when the Lord conn-, on the part of
l.oth the real Oirlillnna and those
who onlv make a profeaalnn. The pri
fi-lng ChrlKiInn will then reulUe
that they link thnt which I exwnilal
to entrance to the man-luge feast.
3 .The fiMillKh requeat the w lie to
ahnre their oil (vv. M, J) The rexela
Hon of I'hrUt will make iniinlfent the
geimliieiii-a of our religion mid ex
iMike tlie folly of mere profession
Whep the Lord comes It will he too
late to mend one' way.
4. The wise enter to the marriage
(v. 1) While the fiaillsh were aeek
lug to amend their way trying1 to huy
oil. the hrliht'rooin ciune anil those
who wire remly were admitted to thf
uuirrla-e.
!i. The pitiful i.iisllloti of the foolish
(v. II). They . hi gk'ed the Lord to
open the dour tlmt limy might enter
l.i Hie in. ii riiic feiisl. No one rail
open Hint door hut the l ord.
II. The awful Judg nt (v. 1'-'). The
l ord din line "I know yoii not." Those
who put off the personal contact with
Jesus iinlll that iliiv -hull m"
from Hie presence of Christ.
III. Tha Solemn Obligation (v. 1.1)
"Wiili h. f ir e know not the day nor
the hour wherein the Son of mull Com
eth" No On Absolute.
lind haa made t ahaolute. The
rich depend on Ihe aair. a well a
the poor on the rich. The world
but a miignincetit hulldlni,. all the
tone are griiduully reinenled to
fether. No on auhalata by hltuaelf
alone. I'ellhatn.
Mutt Deal With fin.
We may forget or Ignore II I in, or
keep our mlnda from dwelling on the
thought of Win; we cannot he entering
Into peace with HI in while ln la kept
ttudealt with, cherished n our heart.
ABOUT CABINET
NO PLACE HAS BCtN ABSOLUTI-
LV PROMISED TO ANY MAN,
AYS AN AUTHORITY.
SUTHERLAND'S CHANCES GOOD
Utah' former Senator May Have In
terior Portfolio and Later Seat on
Supreme Bench Unknown" for
Secretary of Labor.
By COWARD B. CLARK.
Washington.- ne hna logo through
nm.e more dilllcult to pi tietriite thiin
that whose hhldi-n puth led In Koaii
miuid Lower when lie trlea to thread
the Inlrli in lea of the pollclm govern
ing en M net appointment.
"tin the ee of hla Inauguration
I'realdetit elect Harding run give out
a Hat of the Inline of hi choaen raid
net olllclala which tha-a not contain
the mime of any man thus fur men
llniiisl for place, and feel aured that
ho mini who hna heen mentioned run
romplHln that he ha la-en dii-elved hy
prouilae of preferment.
Thla I the verhutltn atntetnent
made lo me hy a man who more cer
tainly thiin nil othera, except one. haa
every reason to helleve that lie la to
lie a meinlier of the otttclal family of
the next I'realdent of the Ulilteil
Stale.
XI.-aMline, cnUnet goaalp kwpa up
ita racing pace here. New Hats have
heen put Into the puhllc prima within
ii few diiy. hut there I no assurance
thnt the new Hat may not hecome
old ami discarded list within the
span of 4H hour. It la Interesting.
Iiowexer, lo note the varlou direction
uketi hy the- running feet of goaalp.
Sutherland May Be Named.
1 am told that Mr. Harding la hav
ing more Ulftlculty lu telei-tiitg a man
for the K.t of awretary of the In
terior ihuti for any other place. It I
said also that he la likely tlmilly to
..n.-r the Interior deiuirtlueut to
lieorgc Siitl.erlund of I tah. a lawyer
of high standing, a
f.rtiiar . uittM
State senator and the present presi
dent of the American llur iissiM-lallon.
It Is also said today that if some
obliging Jiislbe of the Supreme court
will step down I mm the bench not
lung after Mr. Siitlierlnnd'a appoint
ment to his cabinet ioitlon. the place
nude vacant will lie filled by the pro
motion of Mr. Sutherland. Humor
and something mure substantial than
luiimr are Insistent that Mr. Hurtl
ing desire I eventually to put Mr.
Sutherland on the highest bench In
the bind.
Something thut I believe la not allo-
getlM-r gossip, and In fact come pretty
near lielng the truth, la that a man
whoae name has not yet been men
tioned In the newspuiM-r for cabinet
preferment la to be given the place of ,
hlef of liila.r. I in. not Know wno una ;
i mi n la. Ills mime I held In confldence
hy those who know It, hut it Is said
with assurance hy men who seem to
kuow what they are talking about
iluit Mr. Hiirdlng ha in mind a until
whose mime will come aa a surprise.
hut a inline nevenheles wtilcn, tne
knowing one any. will Imp grateful to
lahor and to the business and cotn
mercliil Interest of the country.
One of Mr. Htirdlng'a close (ailltlcal,
mid, a one might any. working
friends, tell me that a betweeu three
men the rresniem-eieci wwa "oi anow
whom to choose fur the secretaryship
of the treasury, tif course tin's three
men are Dawes ami Heytiolda of t hi-
ciigo mid Mellon of I'lttshurgh. The
friend of the President-elect did any
this much definitely: "Today Mr.
Mellon bus the edge on Mr. Imwea
and Mr. Key nobis, but uevertholess
there Is aeetuiiigly little to chiHiae aa
between the chances of Chicago and
Pittsburgh."
What They Say About Daugherty.
While Hurry M. Iaugherty la one
of the inline which ran be erasml at
a lute hour from Mr. Harding slate
ulthoiit subjecting Ihe eraser lo the
churgv of bud fiillh, It slill la taken,
for grunted by all the "high oiiea" In
Washington that this Ohio gentleman
is cert til n to become- the next attorney
general of the l ulled States. It may
not be uninteresting to set down one
of the view of aoine of Mr. Iliirdltig'a
friends cniici-riiiiig thi probuble ap
pollitiiielit.
Kvcry one of the President elect's
close advisers admit that be. uuse of
personal rclulloiis, friendship and In
debtedness for loyal service, Mr. Hurd
ing Is in duly bound to give Mr.
Ihiughcrty what be want, but never
theless the iiilentloii to make Mr.
I ii uglier! y attorney general has
uroiiMed some crlticlsiu. What Mr.
Hurtling' friends wauled Mill to do
wua to aplHiiut Kouiebotly elso a at
torney general, presumably tieorge
Sirberlaiid of I'tah, ami to make Mr.
luiigheliy solicitor generul. If thla
suggestion hail been followed, or
should be followed. Mr. Sutherland, so
Mr. Hiirdiug'a friends argue, could
have hivu put on the Supreme bench
ufier the lupe of a few mouth, ami
then Mr. Daugherty could have been
promoted from Ihe otllce of solicitor
generul to thut of attorney general.
Many Change March 4.
The change Ibul are coming lu
Washington, ou March 4 will be
marked and many, and they will vary
lib various went of activity.
lu the two houses of emigre there
will be almost revolutionary t haute.
The Itepuhliciina In Hie upar hmiae
will have a majority of alxfetn of
Ihereuhoiita, mid llila inenna of course
thnt iniiny new fncea will apaar be
low the gnllerlea and that many of
the old fui-e otne more will lie made
fiimlllHr to the friend at home, tn
the lower Imiise the clinnt:e will he
much more nuirked. for there will he
enough new Kepulillran inetnhera to
more than treble the present repre
seiitnthp party mujorlty while a ror-n-Npomllng
mimlier of I H'tmn-rata will
be nmoiig tlno ini'sing.
Now It mil-lit seem that such a
rhmiire a tin would mean little or
midline so ti,r a house and solium
nrriiiigeiiiinis nre cnnroriied, but In
truth It menus a good ileal, for the
first time In n long while It will h"
li'ceMrv for the overllow of Itepuh
! llcnn sciiiiturs to take seats on thn
tH-niiM-riiile side. A chiinge In the
rules of the sen I III ir In the house hna
iwi dlsnrrnnired thine that, while all
the Kepulilh-iiiis who can will t on
the llepiihllciin slilo of the chamber,
the rest of llieui will tVul M-Ht where
they ran aiming ftw Iienincrata. There
will be no shiirp line of ilemnrkntlon
between the Itcpiihlh-nn and the
iHunnrrnta so fnr na those who sit on
the ftemorrntlc side of the house are
concerned.
Sit Where They Pleaee.
Some time ago the house pussed a
rule thnt members could alt where
they w anted to. so long aa I.epulillcan
kept to their aide of the house and
the liemncrnts to their aide. In the
old day each member had a aeut
which he u iiipoKcI to occupy at
all times. Now. with the exception of
men who are In chnrge of bills which
are up for passage or rejection, mem
ber alt where they want to.
The Influx of Kepuhllcan will force
ninny of tlietn over on the Democratic
aide of the house. It la possible, of
course, that one or two rows of desks
will be set aside for them, hut If not
and they alt where they choose no
stranger looking nf thnt side of the
chamber enn tell the Democrats frotn
the Itepulillcui until tl.ey open their
mouth to spen k on some party Issue.
A aiam as congress cornea together
the Washington correspondents who
are entitled to adiulsslnn to the press
galleries will hold n meeting for the
election of a new "standing committee
of correspondents." The present com-
mi.i.f '
I . - t-' .. .
M' 'nr mnniiiiu i uut-n oior, uiun
man; f'hnrle S. Albert of the New
York World, ArHiur S. llennlng of
Ihe Chicago Tribune and H. C. Stev
en of the Mlnnenpolls Journal and
the Seattle Time, secretary.
It I expected that when the new ad
ministration begins several newspa
per In the I'nlted States not already
represented by correspondent In
Washington will send representiillvea
here who will apply for admission to
the press gallery.
Extra ScMion May Be Lengthy.
Itepuliilcan leadera In congress are
predicting thut If general tariff legis
lation Is undertaken at the extraordi
nary session which probably will be
gin In April, the bill fixing the new
customs schedule will have passed
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, ,
The leaders propose antl the follow
er dispose. Kvery time thut there ha
heen general tariff legislation before
congress the dates have heen set In ad
vance for Its passage and Its upproval
by the President. Kvery time Hie pre
diction have gone wrong by anywhere
from four to eight week. It is possi
ble that the leader promise early ac
tion in order to luduee their followers
to cut off debate. In the house debate
cuu he ktopia'd by a rule, but In the
sennte the talk goes on and on mid on.
It la curious what fuith members nf
congress and, per hups ihe puhllc gen
erally, have In the predictions of dom
inuut party lenders In house and sen
ate. The predictions fail to come
through time after time, but such ap
parently la the simple faith of the
many that, they continue to give cre
dence to the prophetic of the leader,
session lu and session out.
People Want Free Seed.
Congress has Just had It usuul dis
cussion on the yearly appropriation for
the distribution of free plunts und free
garden anil (lower seed to the con
stituent of the ujeuihers. The an
nounced program of economy and re
trenchment held on Its lu ges uo men
tion of seed and plunts. It was In
tended that this year the distribution
should be foregoue and thut the money
tsiiully expended should he saved. It
was the prediction of leudcrs thut this
pi'nsis-d ecoliimiy, a It l culled,
would he sanctioned, but none of the
follower of the leaders believed that
it would be sum tinned for one uioiucut.
The house has Just voted uu amend
Uient to the agricultural appropriation
bill to provide for an expenditure of
c:tiK,) for the free distribution of
seeds. This Is all Increuse of ll.'W.tWU
over the estimate of coat which was
l made hy the Depurtmeiit "I Agricul
ture. I he House, however, snow iiiui
home giirdeurng wus slimulated hy the
wur, mid seemingly the members think
that the money will accomplish more
giaitl now ilntii ever it bus iu ihe past.
rife seed are populur. The room
of every member of congress looks like
a seed store for about two mouth of
each year, tires I kink cf seeds lu
siuull puckuges are brought Into the
rooms of the members anil senators,
and tbelr clerk are busy for a long
time addressing und mulling the piuk
ages to const It ucut.
Of course Ibe greatest demand for
the seed coiucw ftotu the districts out
side the great cities, but It la surpris
ing how mauy city dweller write to
their congressmen each year asking
far see da.
1M1. I : l fr-L
, 1 Tnicks unloading some of President Wilson's furniture at his new home In Washington. 2-C'onferem
of soviet troops In I'etrogrsd. 3 M. C. Ilniah. president of the Amerlcii(liiternntloiial Shlplmlhllng coryrntlon,
turning over to Frederick Morris of the shipping board the great key to the Hog Island shipyard.
CURRENT EVENTS
Railway Labor Board Refuses
to Abrogate the National
Working Agreement.
IS WITHOUT JURISDICTION
Senate Committees Report Against
Naval Holiday and Suspension of
Immigration Germans Ar Pre
paring Their Counter-Pro-posal
en Reparation.
By EDWARD 'V. PICKARD.
This year' first big lalair tljjht. that
betweeu the ruilways antl the rail
workers, really o-ued lust week when
the national railroad labor board took
up the apia-ul of the rail executives
for Immediate sbrogutiou of the na
lionul working agreements. The bear
ing drew to Chicago the heavy guns
of both the e-xecutlves and the rail
way brotherhiHids. The hoard decided
uguinst the ruilwaya, which, however,
have not abundiMied the fight.
As waa foreseen, President Wllsou
declined to Intervene, though asked to
hy both sides, staling he would not
take any action "which would Inter
fere with the orderly procedure of the
Interstate commerce commission or
the railway labor board."
Krunk P. Walsh, counsel for the rail
unions, und It. M. Jewell, head of their
depurtmeiit of the Ainerlcun Federa
tion of Lulair, are leudiug the tVht
of the brotherhood. Their first ac
tion was to question the Jurisdiction
of the labor board In this mutter, on
the ground thut a question Involving
the tinnnclul ublllty of the roods to
pay Is within the province of the In
terstaie commerce commission, the la
bor board being limited by law to
questitais of wages and working con
ditions. This poiut the bourd decided
wus well taken.
Chairman Hurtow said the board for
sfvertil month had been considering
the natlonul working agreement, clause
hy clause, to determine whether any
parts were unreasonable, and he urged
(hat It be "not further Interrupted
by the Introduction of unwarrtiuled
demunds by either purty.
The second part of the general argu
ment of Mr. Wulsh . as that the move
by the railroad executives Is part of
a "Wall street conspiracy" to kill the
power of the unions, estubllsh the open
shop, crush collective burgiilnlng and
retime wages.
"Twelve New York banks," said Mr.
Walsh, "through Interlocking direc
torates, control IC class 1 road, which
have NO per cent of the class I uille
ag antl 70 per cent of the total rail
road tnlleiige of the I'nlted States. Iu
the bearings of ihe l.ockwood commit
tee In New York the testimony re
vealed a movement on the purt of
ecrtutii Interests to crush unions and
establish the 'open shop.' It Is di
rected first at the two basic Intlua
tries of building construction antl
transportation."
A great many persons not directly
Concerned in the present controversy
believe with Mr. Walsh that there Is
a concerted movement t establish the
oH-u simp, and, likewise, a great many
persons ure lu sympathy with such
a movement. These persons see the
Impending conflict a a tight not be
tween labor and iipitul. but between
tyrannical luhor unions und industry.
Most of them have suffered Hint are
suffering from Ihe Intolerance of holli
orguul.etl Ittlior ami organised cupllul,
and they are wry tired of It.
What railroad men said was one of
the most far reaching decision msde
hy the luhor hoard wus handed down
lust week. Ihe- ruling being that It was
the duty of the Koslim and Maine
railroad to confer with the committees
of the American Federation of Luhor
over the grievances of Ita workers.
Kmployees altl the decision upheld
the right of Independent organizations
of railway worker to p reseat their
grievance to road otttclala. Iu the
lloston and Mulue esse It was said a
conference a refused because thus
with the grievances were not a party
to the nntloiiiil agreement.
Inspired by the conviction that the
I'nlted States should have a navy if
strong as that of any other nation,
the senate naval affairs committee re
ported against Vine Borah resolution
for' a six months' naval construction
holiday. The report, presented hy
Senator Poliulexter, suld the commit
tee was a anxious as possible to
bring about a reduction of armaments,
hut thut no disarmament would be of -value
unless It were general and, In
the case of the great maritime powers,
universal. I'nhappily this Is not the
ense at the present time," continued
the report, "and we must deal with
conditions as they exist. For one
nation to leave Itself exposed to at
tack while another Is preparing all
the engines of war would be not only
folly, but Ihe greatest danger to the
la'iice of the world that could be Imug
Inetl." A teniMirnry suspension of building.
It was pointed out, would cost the gov-
eminent Immense um through de
terioration of material and disloca
tion of contracts ; would throw large
number of workmen out of employ
ment, and. by rendering It difficult or
impossible to reassemble these forces
should work ou vessels' be resumed.
would give all immense advantage to
powers that had not Interrupted the
construction of their fleet.
The committee upheld the conten
tion of the navy hoard that the capltul
ship Is not obsolete. It recommended
that twelve destroyers and six sub
marines, authorized In 1016 but not
yet i-ontracted for. be eliminated from
the building program. These 18 ships
weTe ex-cted to cost the government
about $."i,IH,lNHt. The committee sug
gested the use of this amount for the
construction of two airplane carriers
nf the most modern type and of the
most adviintugeous size.
Another aeuute committee that ou
Immigration also took Importuut ac-
tlou when It rejected, by a vote of 5
to 4, the bill passed by the house pro
viding for the suspension of immigra
tion for one year. Senutors Johnson,
Washington ; Hurrls, lieorgla; Hur
risoii, Mississippi, and King, I' tali,
voted for the bill, and Colt, Hhode
Island, chairman; Dillingham, Ver
mout; Sterling, South Dukota; Keyes,
New Hampshire, aud Phelun, Cullfor-
uiu, agulust It.
Next duy the committee begun con
sideration of the Dillingham substi
tute for the house bill, aud the ludica
tlous were thut It would be acted ou
favorubly. This measure provides
that the number of aliens of any na
tionality entering as liumlgruuts In
uuy one year shall be limited to 5 per
lent of the total number of persons of
such nationality already In the coun
try, aa determined by the latest cen
sus. The legislation would not apply
to Immigrants from the American con
tinents aud adjacent Islands, nor to
the Asiatic "barred tone," from which
Immigrant already are excluded, nor
to Japan, Immigration from which is
regulated by agreement. Some of the
radical restrlctionlsts will make
fight to have the arcentage cut down,
peiiiups as low as 2 per rent. Iu
Washington It was said there was no
likelihood that the bill would gt
through congress before March 4.
Frequent churge thut thousand of
silk or tllsuliled ex-service men are
being Inadequately, cared for by the
government hud their effect on con
gress. The senate adopted un amend
ment to the sundry civil bill appro
priating ir.'.MMI.CMK) for rive uew build
ings uml Sil.HSJ.IlllU for the enlarge
ment and ImproveiiMMit of existing
hospitals. The house, hy unanimous
vote, passed a bill carrying an ap
propriation for 11:1.110,' "i for addi
tional hospitals and enlarged facilities.
Flider this bill five new hospitals are
to be located one lu the ceiitrul At
lantic states, one In the region of the
Great Lakes, one In the central south
western states, one in Ihe llocky
mountain states and one In southern
California. In addition, the secretary
of war is Instructed to take over at
once and equip for hospital una Fori
Muckensle, Wyoming, sud Fort Walla
Walla, Wusbliigtou.
Foreign Minister Simons haa uotl
Bed the allies that lb German gov-
eminent will send qualified delegates
to the reparations conference In Lon
don March 1, "provided negotiations
are based on proposals which th Ger
man government reserve to Itself the
right to lay before the conference."
This acceptance being satisfactory.
Doctor SlMions called Into consulta
tion a large number of expert In
finance, Industry and economics, anil
they proceeded to frame the cotinter
proosals which Germany will submit.
Premier Hrluntl has obtained ironi
the French chamber of deputies the
supiHirt he required before going t
the London conference. The cnaruoer
voted 3!.ri to 83 to approve the repara
tions terms framed by thesupreme
council, and then gave a vote of con
fidence In Brland, 387 to 125. The op
position was led by member of the
former Clemenceau cabinet The pre
mier closed the debate with the state
ment: "The fate of Germany lies In
her own hands. Should ahe, after
May 1, 1921, refuse to fulfill her
pledges the French government can be
relied upon to take all measures to
make her."
The Hansa league, the great eco
nomic association of Germany, says
inn uy of its members urge a boycott
of French and Kugllsh goods In favor
0 goods from America, and adds that
the directors of the league may adopt
the suggestion If Great Britain con
tinues to support France In the repa
rations claims.
Of the two great military operations
In the Near East that are believed to
be Impending, one, that of tba aovlet
Itussiuns against Poland and Roif
maula, has not yet been started. The
other, the conflict between the Greeks
and the Turkish nationalists, may al
ready be under wyy. The newa from
Asia Minor that comes through Parts
la curefully censored, and advices by
other routes are conflicting at thla
w riting. There Is no doubt, however.
that the Greeks have been concen
trating large forces for this Jght, and
that Kemal Pasha also haa gathered
together most of his troops for what
he hopes to make a decisive opera
tion. Greece relies on financial as
sistance from the allies for thla war
fare, and without It she will have
great difficulty, for her expenses are
now vastly greater than her revenuea.
Chronic trouble-makers and trouble-
seekers are1 trying to find In the Greek
operations In Asia Minor a cause for
serious conflict between France and
Great Britain ; but there la no reason
to believe that their hopea will be
realized.
Walter Lyman Brown, director of
American relief work In Europe, haa
been making a tour of all the coun
tries In his jurisdiction, and la skep
tical concerulng the expected Russian
offensive thla spriug. He thinks th
Bolshevik government would scarcely
dure to undertake an attack on Poland
that would lose to Its cause the sup
port of the workers of western
Europe. He says Hungary and Latvia
are sure the attack Is coming, Poland
1 nervous, and Czecho slovakia and
Esthouta believe the Russians will re
frain. ' The loyalists of South Africa, bead
ed by Generul Siiuius, "won a great vic
tory In the recent elections, and aa a
result the provinces of the Cape of
Gootl Hope, Trunsvual, Natal and
Orange Free State will continue aa
one of the self governing dominion of
the British empire Instead of setting
up an Independent republic. The op
position was led by General Hertrog,
wliti asserted the right of South Africa
to secede from the empire despite the
act of union.
In India a more liberal self-government
wus put Into effect last week
when Prince Arthur of Coiuiaught ar
rived at Delhi a personal representa
tive of the enia-ror, King George, and
Issued a proclamation announcing tba
surrender of much government power
to the native princes.
R. C. Itoper of Nebraska make th
Interesting announcement that Wil
liam 1. Ilrysn aud hla brother,
CharU-a, whom Mr, Roper represents,
are planning to reorganize thi Demo
cratic party so that the Cox-Whit
and McAdoo-Woolley factlona shall be
eliminated and th control put In th
banda of tb "middle class Demo
crats." The program, aald air. Roper,
will be made public on March 18, W,
J. Uryau'a birthday.

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