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. REPUBLICAN FOR l llf f OtiuVt llolff HI f fttHf SCRIPTION TO THE 91
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Senators Wildly Cheered and
Forced to Speak To 'Huge
j' Crowds On Streets
jgt Big Throne indorses Revision. .Parade Welcomes On
ponents at Chicajjo. JTrcatv and League of Na
tions Discussed From Manv Anrrlcs. Over
flow Meeting Held for Thousands
at Grant Park
CHICAGO. Sept. 10. Senators
Hiram Johnston of California. William
K. Borah or Idaho, nnd Mcdlll Mc
Cormlck of Illlnola, took- up the
gauge, ot battle tonight In behalf of
the rcsorvatlonlstB to the league of
fruitions covenant nnd the pence tren-
IJP Fifteen thousand persons battled
IT and struggled to get Into the largo
I Auditorium theatre, whero the night
meeting was chcdulod. The Jam
i within the theatre represented but a
. smnll fraction or'thnt 'which had
crammed itself Into the streot for tho
length of n block before the time
scheduled for the commencement or
' the addresses.
The nutoniobllo which "mtI'"' 5ti.
ntors Johnson, Ilorali and McCor
mlck was stopped by the human bar
rier at the corner near the theatre.
Senator Johnson launched his at
tack upon the Shantung nward and
the criticism by President Wilson of
Senate members who opposed ratifi
cation of tho covenant.
"For every Idealistic principle en
unciated by President Wilson in 1917
there is an American grave In France
today, with old ochool diplomats walk
ing over it, winking at, each other
and laughing at America," said Sen
ator Johnson.
"No two men who wrote that tren-'
ty can agree now as to what It
means," said Senator Borah, nmld
laughter. "
"Wo in the senate want to con
strue that treaty If that is possible.
The prosldent says thsft the treaty
assures peace. Well, in 1016 he said
we must elect him for he would keep
us out of war. A few months later
we were in the war, I don't believe
much 'in prophets.
"I don't want to go into a league
at all, .personally, but I did not make
tho Issue. Now I am particularly
anxious to find a. way out of. it if we
must go in. That is what tho senate
wants to do now a reservation
which will provldo a method of with-
"Do Nany of you want to go Into a
league that you can't get out of?"
All over tho hall thcro were cries
"y of "No, no."
(Pt "Ii "'ore nn American who wants!
n foreign nation to say when and
I "vS5L''ero "le "&,onroe doctrine shall up-
I jP py T" went on tho speaker, and there
p were cries of "No." I
Fifth "They want us to sign on tho dot
lTIV ted lino; they say our amendments
Wm'I ako time," went on the senator, nnd ,
(1 a spectntor called out, "It took Wll
f ' son six months." I
"Yes," said the speaker, taking
- tho cue, "and It took George Wash,
lngton seven years to gnln tho'lndo
t , pendence from George III that thoy
,, now want lo glvo back to George V."i
Senator Johnson nfter speaking In
the theatre went to Grant park,
whero ho addressed an overflow meet
Ing of several thousand persons.
I have heard," said Senator John
son, In bis auditorium speech tonight
; "ot a man who Is broke placing hlin-
r self In the hands of his creditors. Tho '
i four othor nations of tho We Five
owo the Unltod StatOB ten billions
v of dollars. "President Wilson would
mako the United States n full partner
with four bankrupts. I
"On November 11, the day tho nr
v , mlBtlco was signed, every nation In!
' tbo world looked to the United States
as Its friend and Its savior. Wo had
tbo Post of supreme leadership Af
ter nine, months of dallying with Eur
opean politics nnd European dlplo-
mate. Italy hates us, Franco distrusts
,-'' W England despises us nnd Japan
' ieoiufrfl us." .
, Jf This was responded to wlih rafter-,
.'Jr tilling cheers. i
;' "Inexorable facts," Senator John
son said, "maku the Issue with Presi
dent Wilson. Tho dny's events, tho
present condition nnswor and con
found him. Horo ho roforrod to tho
Amorlcan troops that nro to polloo
Sljesla; tho American tropps In Sl-
berla; nnd tho Amorlcan troops that
nro to go to Armenia.
"Armcnla-was not oven mentioned
I In the trenty." ho said. "Our boys In
khaki hnvo been ordered there by
the secret directions, secretly given,
, lrjr tho power that rained tho treaty
I or poaco nnd that will control tho
' lenguo df nations nt Geneva Just as
f they controlled tho peace conforonco
at Paris."
Point by point Sonaior Johnson
look tho Presidents famous fourteon
i points", nnalyzcd," tjjo way In which
they had been incorporated in tho
j treaty and a skid ''Who quit who
$ TV
m - at'
was the quitter."
"Wilson," howled the audience.
Senntor Johnson declared that
when tho treaty finally reached the
senate It was found to bo "n docu
ment responding to the Idealistic
phrases and altruistic doctrines," but
"an Instrument that spends our trea
sure and our blood for tho mainten
ance of the British empire nnd the
Japanese empire."
"I have followed Just ns you have
doubtless followed," ho said, "the ut
terances of 'the picsldent In his re
cent speaking tour. I rend his op
ening sentence delivered nt the city
lot Columbus when ho said that he
I chafed at the confinement for so long
a time nt Washlntgon. I fell, ns I
i read the sentence, Just ns you doubt
less feel, wholiy sympathetic for his
enforced Idleness In the rigors of the
White House. I felt, Just ns you
doubtless felt, that the confinement
In Washington, of which ho complain
ed, for a Jew days over a month, had
torn his soul and had made his spirit
rebel at the restraint put upon It.
Hut I observed, my mends, that he
1b going to a state I am reasonably
familiar with and .In which I was
born, and I am (toping and praying
too, my friends, that when he reach-
! es that state the balmy breezes of
the Pacific and the salubrious cllni',
ate of California will soothe bis per-'
turbed spirit and.assuage his angulsh
ed soul."
Now, my friends, we will let him
us denunciation and abuse. Thank
God, the American cause I preach
needs only, the expression ot truth.
"Tho other day at St. Louis In a
fine Xrenry of anger, he said: 'Let
thorn show how they will prove that,
having gone Into the enterprise, they
are not absolutely contemptible quit
ters If they do not see tho game
through.' "What game, my friends?
Your game? The game of tho Amer
ican people? Not at all. Tho Amer-
lean people play their game. They
played.lt when they soul their sons
abroad to the number or two million '
nnd these boys vnllantly upheld tho ,
Itindltlon and honor or this country.
I That wns tho American people's '
game, hut it Is not tho American poo-.
i plo's gnine to safeguard the terrltor-'
1 lnl acquisitions ot England or or !
I Franco or or Italy, or or Japan. And
that Is the gamo that Mr. Wilson
! speaks of that Mr. Wilson plays to
I "Now tho American people never
havo boon quitters. They never
have In any contest, either In their:
own bohnir or In the behalt of hu
manity, quit the gamo. They hnvo
ven seen It through. But aftor tho
American people had played their
igame and seen It through, Mr. Wilson
began his gamo nt Paris, nnd let us
soo who quit In thnt gamo and who It
was thnt forgot the American ruin.
You remember, Just ns I do, that ho
had certain celestial phrases, certain
speciriwl principles upon which wo
iWont across tho wntor to piny his
gnme nnd, my rrlends, I might say
to you something that wo learned '
long, long -ago In the west. In our.
unregoneratod day, before wo were .
ns civilized ns you aro hero In this'
great state, thro was n saying thnt i
Ripened Into n proverb, 'Never sit lnl
i the other fellow's game.' Tho troti-l
bio with Mr. Wilson Is that ho has
been sitting In the othor fellow's
gnme. And ho got there Just exact
ly whnt n man always gets who sits
In another fellow's game.
"Ho started off as you recall, with
open covenants of pcaco, openly nrr
rived at. You and I echoed tho sen-
llment. All America applauded. Who
null - Who was the qulttor?"
mown answers, "wilsox"
I "Wilson!" hollowed a sea of voic
es. I "Who Indorsed vociferously tho
freedom of tho seas andthe Utitlsh
.Hon growled? Who quit?"
I "Wilson!" came the ronr.
"He talked of removal of nil eoon-
jomlc barriers and wo nil yielded a
ready nssont. Tlut economic bnrrl-
) - were forgotten. Tho Amorlcan
people didn't quit. Somebody olso
"He talked, my rlends, or ndequato
guarantees given nnd that nrma-
hnonts would bo reduced. No armn-
ments wore ended. None will bo re-
iduced, ndmlttcdly. under the leaguo
of nations. Somebody quit upon tho
reduction of armaments."
A caln tho throng tookjjts cuo
"He spoko of a free, open-minded
(Continued on Page Fire)
A number of Important matters
wero discussed at the tegular month
ly meeting of tho directors of the
Commercial club held on Wednesday
evening. Among the principal things
presented was the rurnlshing or ac
commodations Tor the students or tho
local colleges. Mr. George W. Skid
more, a member ot tho boatd or
trustees or tho Agricultural College
presented boiiio resolutions passed
by his bonrd recommending certain
plans tor securing more accommoda
tions for the students.
It was finally decided that n com
mittee ot five be appointed to work
Ith a committee from tho college,
with n view of securing a dormitory
next year. All college towns of any
Importance havo their dormitories
nnd'thu board felt thnt with tho pto
per effoit put forth that one could
be secu'red In some way. For tho
present needs the entertainment com
mlttoe will bo asked to nsslst both
schools In securing rooms and accom
modations for the students. Any
people who have rooms furnished or
unfurnished should notify the Com
mercial club at once. We havo tlie
schools here and It Is up to the citi
zens nnd their duty to make room
wherever they can.
The matter of getting back of the
footbnll teams or the schools was
considered. The necessity and Im
portance or having the closest coop
eration between the schools, ana
wtnnlng team was tully realized. Tho
club stands squarely back ot tho
schools and the Sports commlttco
will do all It can to help out. Inci
dentally the painting or windows,
etc., Just before football gumes as
has been tho custom In tho past, was
mentioned. It was decided that tho
mayor and tho president of the club
nttend a student body meeting of the
Agricultural College and explain tho
nttltudo ot tho merchants with re
spect to thls'rustoin; but nt tho same
time to let tho student body know
that tho business men are bark of
them in anything that will be for
betterment of tho school nnd the
Mayor llullon nsked that vl' h
queBt our representatives In Congress
to support the Townseiid Koiwl bill.
This bill Is very comprehensive in its
scope nnd If passed will make It pos
slhlo for a fine system oT federal
highways. The Congressmen from
Uluh will 1)0 asked to support the
Mr. M. S. Ecclcs, n director of tho
Utnh Associated Industries stated
that nn Invitation wns extended to nil
tho directors to nttend a special meet
ing and dinner or tho Associated In
dustries September 17th at tho Ho
tel Utah, at which time three very
prominent business men from tho
east would be piesent to discuss lm
poitnnt business pioblems. Mr. Ec
cles also asked that In the future n
meeting bo' arranged with tho local
business men and members ot tho
board or Associated Industries.
Tho matter or Improving tho tole
phono servlco was referred to tho In
dustrial committee.
Moses Iteeder has left for Hnrvnrd
University where ho will tnko n
courso In business , administration.
Mr. Ileeder graduated from tbo U.
A. C. In 1914 and slnco has worked
at tho Utah Power and Light Co.'b
offlco In this city. Ho has alu faujht
ON B. Y. C.
Haselmll today ot the "Y" paik at
4 p. in. Wvllsvllo vs. Illrhmond, or
rather the north end of the county
ngulnst the south end. Some of tin
Logan players will piny with Wells
vlllo and some Lewlston men, wo are
told will he with Richmond. All
for tho benefit or Ralph Smith who Is
and will be disabled for some tlmo
to come, on account or having brok
en his nrm whllo pitching on Aug
ust 11 nt Richmond.
Wo havo had othor benents this
year. W(. played onu ror Chester
Squires in July. Chester had n bad
misfortune and he surely appreciates
the purse handed to him to pay his
hospital bill. Ho knows how It goes
nnd consequently he has sold more
tickets for tho gamo today than nny
ono olso. Others too have sold many
Whether you buy a ticket from some
one selling them up town or buy It
at tho gnto, doesn't make much dif
ference Just bo you go.
Tho mlsfortunu that befell Mr.
Smith Is a rather peculiar one nnd
also nn unfortunnte one. Ho broke
his arm In thieo places whllo throw
ing a ball. This Is something un
usual In this part ot the country al
though' it" as nppened before' more
than onco. It will be a long tlmo
before he will be able to use his nrm
properly and perhaps ho will never
b0 ab!eto use It ns he used to. lie
has Just been released from the hos
pital to walk around for exercise.
Yesterday on tho street he collided
wjth some person, purely an accldchtl
It was and suffered Increased pain j
on this account.
Ralph wIl enter tho A. C. next
weok or soon after to complete Ills
coufso for his degree. His crippled
nrm will surely, stand In the wny of
his piogiess, both physically and fin
ancially. During tho month ho has'
been In tho hospital ho has not only
nccumulated n healthy looking os
iltnl bill, but has lost tho money he
would havo made whllo nt work. Uutl
all this Is tho way of liro. Somo
bumps wo nil get. So go to tho ball
game this nrtornoon nnd help n
wen thy cause nnd root foe your homo
Don't forget tho tlnio nnd plnco or
the game. Tho II. Y. C. field nt 4
p. m. It will bo n good gnme. Defter
than a league gnme. Tho admission
to the gamo will bo fifty (.ulltH iU
Glen Hudson has returned fiom
the roast. H0 went to Oregon two
weeks ago. From there ho went down
Jlnto California and then to Novada. '
Uo reported that the country Is very,
Mry and crops were short nil over
western territory. In some plnces
It is hard to get enough water Tor
cullnaiy purposes. Dut in spite of
the fart that It has been n dry sea
son the cattle through (ho entile dls-1
trlcts are looking very good, says
Mr. Hudson. He went to tho coast
on business nnd snys that ho had n1
most pleasant trip. Ho Ib back ntl
woik again nt tho Murdock Candy
company, of which he Is tho mnnnger.
Spectnl price on fruit Joj-s ut Ev
orlon & Sons,, Self Scaling Mason
Jars, 8C cents 'for quarts; $1.10 for
half gallons. Thoso Jars aro bettor
than regular Mason, but regular Ma
son caps and rubbors enn he'usod on
them. ,dv
A Republican want add pays.
: ''Mjft
Every Phase of Question Is Sfl
Considered In Address By, H
International Law Expert j
Followin. is the Comolete Text of . J. ..Reuben Clark's fl
Sneech o the Peace Treaty And Covenant of j M
the League of Nations Before 2.000 Pco- ,
ule at the Loirnn Tabernacle Tues., ' H
Sentembcr 8 1919 'fl
In my discussion of tho provision
of the treaty of pefico between Ger
many on tho one hum! nnd her enem
ies on the other, It would not be pro
fitable even If it wete possible ror mo
to attempt to uncover now matters,
for iho treaty has already been the
subject or such exhaustive study and
or so iiiucli discussion by the jn'eat
men of our untlou thnt Its fundnmen
tftl defects and virtues have been re
peatedly set forth. '
Thoioforo In what I hnvo to say
tonight there will lie nothing thnt is
novel or startling. Tho most thnt I
nmy hope to do Is to bring to your,
attention features already raised lnl
such manner ns possibly to glvo to
them n somewhat different slant or
point or view to tho end that we muy
nppreclnte tho all embracing nnd rnr
rcncliing Influence which the treaty,
if ratified by us, must, have upon tho
future or tills grent country.
Dut I orrer you now my nssurnnre
that my aim and purpose will be so
to stnte the actual treaty provisions
to which the actual trenty provisions
to which I rctor thnt I may not on
that account be challenged. Such con
clusions n I draw from them must
obviously beJ open to question my ab
ility to rorm logical deductions.
I have been asked to direct whnt I
have to say tonight primarily to tho
covenant or tho league of nations. I
shall do so hut In as much as tho
duties Imposed and the obligations
undertaken by the parties to that cov
enant will bo so largely afrectcd by
the provisions of tho treaty Itself, I
should fall to give you an adequate
Idea or on appreciation or the cove
nant did I not at the same tlmo rcror
to the more Important provisions or
the treaty which both creates and en
hances the burdens Imposed by the
Tho discussion or tho ire.itv has
reached a stage whore It Is quite Im
possible tor nnyono to discuss It in
nny proHtablo way without subject
ing himself to a chargo of polltlcnl
partisanship, Indeed, It now seems
tho matter will be tho grent political
Issue In our next presidential cam
paign, whatever the disposition or tho
trentv may be nt tho bunds or the
Dut my own discussion will, I ns
suro you, be entirely rroo from surh
partisanship. I do not belong either
to (he class that supports the trentv
imirtilv becnuse It is vouched "for bv
distinguished prnnonents belonging
to both groat nolltrlnl nnitles .nor do
I belong to the class Hint opposes It
merely because these ptoponents de
sire the rnllflcntlon.
I belong to that grent elnss of Am
erican clll7ens who see in the pres
ent situation surh n dennrluie from
the trndltlonnl attitude of our gov
ernment townrd other nations nnd
lownrd world politics ns to constitute
this one or the most crltlcnl moment
In our history.
Taucht from mv Infancy thnt (Mm
rojintlfull.in of ours was tnmilied
that the fiee institutions which it
crentes nnd perpetuates were God
irlven, I am one of Miop who scan
every pioposnl In chance or niter
either with n critical eve.
I am n member of thnt clnss which
has n firm nnd unshakable determin
ation to guard our Institutions nnd
our constitution at nil costs: thnt be
lieves that ours Is tho greatest nnt
best government upon the fnce of the
eaith; thnt believes It Is worth nil
It cost the fnthniR or the reolutlon
to estnllsbh It nnd nil It coBt our own
rnthers lo preserve nnd perpeluato II
in the great civil war: that believes it
Ims perrnrnied n mission and hns still
other missions to nnrfnVm for the
polltlcnl enlvntlon of tho world: nnd
that believes. If vnu will, that we.
he American people are the chosen
.if God ffir the perpetuation (f n Cov
ernment wlilcli holds xiciv.l I hope
great fundamental Inalienable rluhts
or lire, liberty nnd the pursuit of
Tl Is wl'h tlilq finlrlt -md with fho(
reclines thnt f have studied the trea
ty, whose obligations It Is proposed
lo ninoe upon the Amorlcan people,
nnd nut of which such studv followed
In such nnirli. there has co"te to me
the conclifi"" oMiiiip looms be
fore us which could be equally dis
astrous with Its ratification bv us.
And this conclusion reaches not
alone that part which deals with the
leaguo of nations, but also thoso parts H
which provide tor tho treatment or 'H
our crushed roe, Germnny, nnd for jH
the International labor organization. iH
Hnvlng reached this conclusion. It
would be Idle for me to sny that I fH
did not approach tho subject from a ,H
partisan standpoint. I am a partisan iH
Insofar as our freedom and Indepen- iH
deuce nre at stake and glory In this ;'l
I nm against the Icapue of nations. (
I nm ngnliiRt the trenty ns a whole. IbH
not because I am n Republican, not '
becnuse It Is fathered by Its (UstlllK- 'H
ulshed proponents, hut because ns n ll
patriotic American I bellove the cf-
fects which would flow from Its ad-
option would constitute the most far-
leaching disaster that could by any
cliance come to us. tll
I desire before proceeding with tho !l
discussions to make a tow prollmln- ,'
nry observations, In tho first place jf
I want to say thcro Is nothing sacred IH
or holy about this treaty. Wo mav iJ
look at It squnroly nnd with unveiled jH
eyes. It Is merely u covenant, a con- I'l
tract between us, tho Amorlcan p'eo- ;H
pie, on tho one one hand and other IH
nations or the world on tho other, H
We nre thoy who are to be bound , :H
by- Its provisions, we nre thoy who .H
are making these obligations, we are . ' H
they who must bear tho burdnmt H
which this treaty Imposes. H
This being truo we have tho nb- H
solute right to consider and studv H
this matter for ourselves, to deter- H
mine and decide whether or not wo H
think it proposes a wise and Judl- H
clous courso of action for u? In the H
ruturc and whether wo wish to Do H
bound by Its manifold provisions. ' jH
We need not take, wo ought not to H
take, we must not take the Ipso dixit H
of any man ns to whether or not wo H
stint rclhqulsh the rights and assume H
Hie burdens Imposed by this treaty. H
This Is our great promissory note, of H
no forco against us, until we sign ;-, H
nnd we nlono must determlno upon jH
our slgnuture. H
There enn bo no "sign here" order H
Issued to nny of us bocauso It Ib our H
will which controls our signature. H
Ono other matter before I go ror- H
It becomes clear from a reading ot H
the testimony given befoie the for- H
elgn relations committee of the Sen- H
nto by those who are responsible for H
its provisions between whnt thoy term H
lognl nnd Hint they term moral oh- 'B
ligations, and this for tho purpose or B
making It appear that we shall bo HBl
free to meet or repudiate the great H
burdens of the treaty. 1
Their arguments go to the point H
thnt we mav with nrnnrlely dismount JM
n mere moral obligation, thnt wo H
need be bound only by our legal ob- M
ligations. H
Or, put In a Homewhnt plainer nnd H
cruder form, thnt u mere promise of H
ours, a mere holding out that wi M
will under certnln contingencies do H
certain things, thnt wo will lender M
certln assistance. Is not n binding nb- K
ligation upon us. even though tun HQ
other nations of tlu worjd should go Jsvfctfl
forward in dependence upon them: lwr7
and that It Is only those cases In . B?i?fjf
which there Is a legal obligation that ' ?!
wo need to be hound. Wt,
I must confess that tho distinction Es$K
here sought to be drawn between u Bsflfc
moral and n legal obligation Is not Hjfetfj
clear to me. I nm not nbln to find &!?!
Ill the domain or public lnw nnd dls- fonjf
tlnctlun between these two sorts of jM,
obllguilonR, -Which exists In private ?5w
law. ' -ovu 3
Dut evon If there wero a dlstlnc- ffTv
Hon. even It It were true Hint our ofa
mere promise wnB a moral obligation ClBJk
only, thnt our holding out ourselves iRS
as willing to perform certnln acts . IKt-j
wns not legally binding upon us still Uflrt
I trust that It Is now too Into In our fflfm
history for us to adopt the German I9k
dnrtrlno or n "scran of paper." tgL
So In my consideration or the pro- S5
visions or this treaty I shall dccllno XftH
to make or consider any distinction. Bh2S
even if I wore able to grasp tho dlf- K
feronco between a moral and a lognl 98
obligation. I shall consider and 1T30
malutnln that no matter what kind jfcS
'of promise wo give we must keen iwli
It when glvon. Honor lies in no iKEfi
other courso: our preservation can 7iH
be assured In no other way. K!
I It we enter tho league ann aro ' HSf
(ConUnued on Pago Two) HHI

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