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1' j That influenza is again on the wane is
1 j another demonstration of the efficiency
ssa j of the "flu mask." This is the second time
K that its value has. been demonstrated in
i , Logan; jPprovo, Utah County and other
H ' places have had the same experience and
Hl I J notwithstanding all adverse criticism it
H , i xwould appear that it is a real preventa-
H i tive. But there is one thing sure that if
H I thq,best results are to he obtained it must
H ' f be worn and properly cleansed and steril-
H'f ized, Incident to the demobilization
H j there is too much laxity in the wearing of
H , I the mask. It is not an uncommon thing
H U to, see many people at times without a
H li . mttak, and it would appear that if the
M ,)) mask is to worn it should be worn by all,
H ; It(Js hard to have a rule that does not
H 1 it " apply to all and make it effective. It is
H i therefore lo be 'hoped that the mask will
H . I , be made strictly compulsory-
saiH J A M Ml la
!v The ease with which Mr. Lloyd George
V orJMClemenceau can get a vote df con-
i'idence at any time would naturally
h i ! strike a visiting President as oxtraordm-.
H 'I ary. The Cleveland News. -
saiiH 1 to
"HH i Now that the war is over, there are
H . i many persons in this country who would
H j j like to hear the reasons of President Wil-
H son for humiliating General Leonard
H .1 I Wood. El Paso Times-
! ' j I The French call their Prime Minister,
I I Georges Clemenceau, "The Tiger," and
J f they are right. He is like a tiger def end-
k ing France. He thus def ined the nation's
t i I position the other day in the Chamber of
H J I Deputies: "France was the country near-
H est Germany; . . she suffered and
H I 3'iaf;nt. Our men were mown down. Our
H '. towns and villages were destroyed." He
H J thus described foreign assistance: "Am-
H I I erica was far away and took her time to
H I 'come to the war England, came at once."
M Took her time! How that cuts! Thetig-
H I er can crack a stinging whip even w.hile
IWi' expressing gratitude for our eleventh-
H j hour aid. Yet what is the implication?
H Is America's voice in the Peace Conf er-
! ence to be measured by the length of time
H r she has been in the war? Let this be con-
M 1 I sidered by those who fancy that our voice
H I will be preponderant
H jj The Tiger is an old fashioned radical.
H j 1 He looks askance at theory versus prac-
H if i tice. Now, there has been an old system
H i jot alliances called the "balance of power."
H I - j As Clemenceau admitted: "It seems to
H II be condemned nowadays. But if such a
H If I balance had preceded the war, if England
j i I the United States, France and Italy had
H h I agreed that whoever attacked one of
H ' f f them attacked the whole world, the war
!f would not have occurred. This system
H of alliances which I do not renounce will
H , be my guiding thought at the Peace Con-
t j ference if your confidence snds ne
1H if K x there."
B: W l ' 1"ne Chamber's confidence was vetoed
tt U ! 380 to 134. This victory puts Glenaen-
Bu '-.j ceau) the chief representative of France,
Hlj.H ' in the same commanding, position with
i ; - regard to lite country at the Peace Con-
H:'j'' ' iference as that held by Lloyd George
M"" ,' eince his recent electoral victory mode
HK ' f him England's chief representative.
H APresident Wilson does not enjoy this ad-
wS i vnntage.
H ' c , Tk Frftnch Premier nay seem to ORr
flict with President Wilson's conviction-
This ,as expressed at Rome, is that "laer.
cannot be another balance ox' pwve.
That has been tried and found wanting.
... It does not stay balanced." Again
at Manchester, Mr. Wilson proclaimed
that "we will join no combinations of
power which is not a combination of us -all."
But a beginning of constructing a
League of Nations must be made some
where. Is it not possible to unite the ap
parent divergence between Clemenceau
and Wilsdn by Using the present Franco
Anglo Italo American alliance (of which
the significance is increasingly apparent)
as the beginning of a union "of all moral
forces that make for right and justice
and liberty" 7
It is not important to recall that as a
young man Clemenceau lived in the Unit
ed States for some time and married an
American woman. He was a teacher in
a school at 'Stamford, Connecticut. He,
therefore, is not unfamiliar with Ameri
can habits of thought. The Outlook.
m iw m ( ,
The Russian problem presses for solu
tion. In the midst of the tumult and the
shouting over the President's visit, to for-,
eign shores and the preparations for the
Peace Conference, it looms upon the hor-'
izon, perplexing and ominous. Its exist
ence cannot be denied; its urgency cannot
be ignored.' Every day makes it more
complicated and more difficult of solu
tion, yet every day makes it the more im
perative that it shall be solved. For the
Peace Conference is approaching, and if
the Russian problem is not solved before
it meets, there will be perplexity and
trouble unspeakable-
To put the matter plainly, the whole
vast region formerly embraced in the
Russian Empire, from the Pacific to the
Baltic, is in a state verging upon anarchy.
Nowhere is there any organization that
can be properly regarded as a legitimate
representative and efficient government.
Nowhere is there a body which could
worthily be represented in the Peace Con
ference as an equal and authoritative
power. At various places there are var
ious organizations claiming government
la authority and exercising it to a limited
degree over limited areas; but not one of
them can be regarded as entitled to speak
or to act for all Russia.
Nor are we quite sure whether there
lis now any "all Russia" in the sense of a
political entity. Granted that Finland
and Poland are set off as independent
states, as they should be; what of the re
mainder? The Ukraine, under German
manipulation, set up independence So
did Lithuania, and the Baltic Provinces.
Do we recognize those acts as valid? We
have repudiated the bastard toeaty of
Brest Litovsk, but do we insist upon the
undoing of all its results; or of all the
conditions which it recognized? We are
committed to maintenance of the right of
self! determination. But do we consider
that right to have been legitimately exer
cised by these various provinces which
Germany inveigled into secession?
These are questions, of urgent gravity,
because at the Peace Conefrence Russia
either will or will not be represented. If
the former, who are to represent her, and
how much of her will they represent, and
who will sign their credentials? If the
latter, how will the conference adjust the
relations between Russia and the rest of
the world, in the absence of Russian rep
resentatives? It is quite obvious that" the
Powers cannot, for their own selfish sake
as well as for the sake of humanity af
ford to ignore Russia and to let her re
main in her present state of anarchy.
That might suit Germany's book, giving
her the opportunity of exploiting Russia
which she has long been seeking; but it
would be stultifying and disastrous to
the civilized powers.
It is so desirable as to be practically
imperative that before the assembling of
the Peace Conference there shall be an
authoritative solution of the Russian pro
blem; at least to the extent of determin
ing Russia's status in or toward that
body There must be a definite agree
ment among the powers as to what terri
tory is to be regarded as still composing
Russia,, and as to what persons or body
is to be recognized as its responsible gov
ernment If any such agreement lias been
reached, the fact is still hidden in secret
I diplomacy. Yet the date tot the assenibl-
ing of the Conference is near at Land.
It will not doj either to overlook the an
omalous position of the Czecho Slovaks
and the grave injustice wliich is being im
posed upon them. It must be recognized
that in so far as Russia has been saved
from utter dissolution, and in so far as
there is now an orderiy nuclous
around which forces of order may rally,
credit is given to that alien army which
practically created itself and achieved one
of the most romantic and- most splendid
conquests in the history of the world. The
service which .the Czecho Slovaks thus
rendered to the Allies as well as to Russia
is simply inestimable. , . ,j ui-.
We speak of it as a service which they
are still rendering; for the brutal fact is
that while we have profited from their
heroism, we have not supported them nor
relieved them. We have left them, we are
still leaving them, to bear the burden
alone. They are no obligation to remain
indefinitely in Russia, holding at least a
remnant of that country from ruin. They
ought to be at once replaced with troops
of the Allies- But they are not. They are
not even supplied by the Allies with the
munitions and food that they need. They
are abandoned to their own devices, and
yet are expected to stand their ground
and save Russia for us. They beg for,
help, and we answer thm with fine words
which butter no parsnips; and nothing
more. We do not know of .an act in his
tory more shabby, and ungrateful.
It was the United States that delayed
Allied intervention in Russia in response
to the earnest request of the best ele
ments of the Russian people. The United
States has also recognized the belliger
ency and sovereignty o the Czecho SIov
aks- These facts should indicate with un
mistakable directness and force the moral
duty of the United States now to take
prompt and efficient lead in settling the
Russian problem at least so far as the
Czecho Slovaks are concerned. N. A. Re
view's Weekly.
n r m
Our municipal housekeeping is getting
sadly out of tune. The chimney, the
walks are covered with ice, and the child
irenare dirty. It begins to appear as if
the latiy of the house has developed a cra
cky disposition, the maid has quit in a
huff, the garbage man is peevish, the
janitor is dissatisfied, and the whole
institution is jangled. The front room is
dusty, the windows are smeared, and the
minister hurries past without looking up.
What, to employ a barbarism, is eating
There is dissatisfactiori about the street
car service and on frosty mornings the
citizen no longer enhales the frosted,
whitened breath of winter, but puffs
forth the coal smoke he inhaled on the day
before. 1 the good wife tiirows up a
window for fresh air sleeping she awakes
under a blanket of cinders. In some eag
er haste because of the zero snap the hus
band troops barefoot to the warm bath
room leaving his tracks printed distin
ctly "in the coal dust that has sifted in
during the night he spends a half hour
extra m the tub scrubbing off the ebony
isandals he nas thus acquired.
How much of Chicago's fuel goes out
of the tops of chimneys to blacken the
skies that history tells us were wont to
hover over us, then to settle down upon
tne nousestops and the sreets, down the
backs of the civilian necks, smudging the
civilian linen and arousing the civilian ire
does any manufacturer or other large us
er of coal deem it worth while to investi
gate the possibilities of fuel saving, heat
iconservauon, and smoke prevention.
We hear, also that idle street cars hy
the hundreds stand in the barns, while
the population, smoke ridden and naif as
phyxiated, tears off buttons, loses hats
and parcels, and gets altogether out of
patience mtrying to be the one more pao
senger for whom there always is room on
a packed trolley car. Dogs anyone know
if idle street ears are stancBng around
while the peopier suffe by reason o
ghastly absurdities?
Chicago's rush hours have not improv
ed in comfort to the people, but instead
have grown steadly worqg. Surfaoe cars
and olevated trains are jammed to over
flowing long before the last loop stations
are passed; wherefore many bchted home
going citizens must stand ia dejected
groups at the comers or on elevated plat
f drain wily to g woamf ally- &t cars so
full that the gates cannot be opened save 1
at the peril of limb or life. I
There is a lamentable lack of concert. ' 1
The city seems to have divided intb num M
iberless and stubborn agencies each de- I
manding readjustments but none willing i
to sacrifice some inconsequential quibble 1
as an approach to unity. Everyone is I
agreed that we must have better Service i
and everyone seems to be insistent that JL
his way is the only way. . i , r
If the council acts is is inspired by cup- W
idity: if a proposition is accepted by the
.traction interests it must be iniquitous
per se; no one is honest except the objec
tor. There is little faith in the city gov . m
ernment and no one has proposed anyth
ing better. Isn't it possible that Chicago
needs a leader in whome some faith can B
be placed. Chicago. Tribune. , n
i In the peace conf ei-enee , the United W
States probably in spite of the best eff- l
orts of the senate to protect it will pledge It
itself in subscription to many agreements i
intended to preserve the European eq li
ulibrium. Some of them may be wise ag-
reements. Some of them may be unwise. II
We hope to avoid the unwise but what 21
ever happens one thing is certain. We ' IJ
have our entanglements. l&-
Probaly we cannot avoid all of them. If I
an assassination in Sarajevo, Bosnia, in K
the Balkans, at a time when not even -
British statesmen could see the interest of 1
the British empire in an issue of eastern 1
Luropean pdlitics, can result in the send S
ing of 2,000,000 American trobpia abroad, H
in an American army of occupation on the. 1
bank of the Rhine, an American force in" I
Siberiav and one in northern. Russia, then l
we are entangled, really entangled. M
If we have to be projected into Europe W
it does not follow that Europe has to be
projected as valid an American doctrine 1
now as it ever was. . m
We can ask the peace conference to in m
elude in the peace treaty a f ormaUecogni
tnn of the. Monroe doctrine pledging the 1
powers of Europe to keep themselves and I
each other out of the North and South i
Americas. S
It is valid declaration because it is su- H
equitable declaration. The world can n
i y suffer if the western hemisphere is I
forced into contact with European .poli m
tics. That is the inheritance of Europe. I
It is not the inhertance otihis hemisp I
here. The United States in barringom
North and South America the play of Eu p
ropean intrigue ambition policy, and nat m
ionalistic( aspiration is serving the best
interests not only ofNorth and South f
America but of the world. 1
The United States is not a masterful .J
overload. It is a rational protector of the li
best interests of humanity in the two Am U
ericas and the assertion of its protector m
ate serves these interests. m
This protection, as expressed in the f
Monore doctrine, .which was also the doc.
trine of the English statesman Channing 1
ought to be recognizeed by the agree- II
ments to which the United States is asked H
ito subscribe. H
We have asked little of Europe except 1
for our own sake, to help solve her trou- I
bles in the fashion that would be safest I
for us. We can ask now that our own I
.problems be solved in the fashion which I
'Will be safest for us. I
Inasmuch as the United States contem-
plates no arbitrary aggression against I
the peace of the two Americas treats" ' 1
even the provocative Mexico with an ami- (
ability which pauses more provocation vfc
it can be known and is' known that we do r
not seek through the Monroe doctrine to
obliterate other nationalities. We seek,
in our own interests to protect them and 1
to keep them isolated from foreign influ- I
ences which would make trouble. We in I
sisrthat this hemisphere should have its " I
nance to remain at peace and weinsist
that Europe by declaration recognize our I
right to keep it at peace.
An assertion of the Monroe doctrine
ought to be in the peace treaty. It will
be there if American commissioners give
as much thought to their own nation as
they are prepared to gove to the Dalm
tian coast Czecho Slovak, Poland, Syria,
eto. Chicago Tribunq.

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