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Ntw YORK-Copper andiron uncharged; antimony V J J I, V JU V JV i V VV J W Vl"V V 4 rSS- " MB 9,12c; ,ead 8,50c' zlnc 9,22c " L In northwest portion; not quite so cold Saturday. fl III t . Q FEARLESS INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER I 1 . fiftieth Year-No. 8 Price Five Cents OGDEN CITYiUTAH, FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY 9, 1920 ' LAST EDITION 4 P. M, S JX aft P Re A aft. A A aAi IH ' t8 St JR, A ff Ra rflo' fififl sft. ofta fl& s 1 ; DEMOCRATS IIP li i AIR AFTER JACKSON ; "bjhquet surprise 1 President Makes No Mention ; cf Third Term or An Early I ' ' Retirement WILL BRYAN BECOME CANDIDATE? QUESTION t Lodge Says That Wilson Letter j Makes Agreement on Peace I Treaty Impossible j WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. President II Wilson's decision that the league of m nations Issue should be placed before m the voters as "a solemn referendum," , nnd William J. Bryan's contention that the Democratic party cannot go before m the country on the question but should m accept such compromises "as may be I- possible" are tho twin surprises of JL the conclave of party chieftains which v found its climax in the annual Jackson m. Day dinner. I The president's message to the par M ty, written from -the sick room in the I "White House, made no lnention of a I third term for himself and no an- nouncement of an impending rctire 1 ment to private life, as many had pre f dieted it would. 1 Bryan Takes Issue, j Mr. Bryan's speech, taking definite I issue with the president'sdecision on 1 tho great question, was accompanied f by a statement that he was not speak L iiig as a candidate for the presidential r nomination. Many of the Democrat I diners freely said that portion was I distinct s.urpLiso;to them., f Today the rank and file of the Dem it ocratic party as well as the leaders m throughout the country are studying the opposite announcements of the ! two national leaders and are attempt ; ; ing to assess their effect on the par- ty's fortunes at the nominating con , : vention which will be held in San i Francisco June 28th and at the polls ! : next November. : Many political observers feel that it is yet too early to accurately estimate 1 the position in which the cleavage be" ! iween the president and tho foremost Democrat in private life leaves the party. They feel that the situation '. must settle down a little and that the opinions of the rank and file must be 1 ; sounded. What Will Happen? m !: Whether the position of the two ' men, definitely announced, means a I fight in tho national conventiun rerui-i L niscent of the spectacular battle in I Baltimore in 1012 when Mr. Bryan I forced the president's nomination, a none of the party leaders Is willing to l predict for publication. I Sentiment nmong the Democratic t" leaders at the Jackson dinner as ex- pressed in their speeches, seemed to m . be divided between support ot tnei ftjm ' president's position and Mr, Bryan's zM . position, while some of the men who' IH )' are in the list of nominating possibili- M 'j ties did not touch on the subject at all.! l . It seems agreed that Mr. Bryan's I p argument that the treaty should be i ; ' ratified with such compromises as may : be possible will give a tremendous ini petus to the movement which steadily , ; has Seen going on in the undercur- j rents of the senate for a compromise of all factions in putting through the ; covenant. ; President Wilson's reiteration that igj there can be no reasonable objection (fl ' to interpretations to "say what the un- ilfl 5 doubted meaning of the league is," it fl J is thought by some of those on. both i? ' sides of the contest, may speed the movement- M 'i Senator Lodge, the Republican lead- I er, and foremost in the fight against ratification of the treaty without res- .fl " eiwalions, takes a wholly opposite -J view and has issued a statement de- H 'i claring the president's message makes impossible the hope that the senate vVff) might compose its differences and rat- H 1 ify the treaty "protected by the princi pies set forth in the fourteen reserva- jS An appeal to the people at the polls, iH the Republican senate leader declared lH : in his statement, would . to him "bo most cordially welcome." II Engineers Demand 8 I Hoar Day mi Increase NEW YORK, Jan, 0 Three thou sand stationary engineers, members of i the International Brotherhood of .' I Steam Engine Operators, voted to de mand a six-day week, an elght-bour ' day and a thirty per cent increase In ; ' wnges over the present scale. The en- ) glneers asked that the demands be ; granted before January 1G, III SUFFRAGE BILL SIGNED. 1:1 FRANKFORT, Ky., Jan. 9. Gover- sjy nor Morrow yesterday signed the reso- 7r lution approving the national suffrage 1 1 amendment which has passed both I f houses of the general assembly. I ., v CT "l T6 o o mt i ' ' v- PROBLEM OF PIUIE : UiEB DISCUSSION JT PREMIER cone i Council Decides Expenses of, Rhine Control Shall Be Paid : By Germans CLEMENCEAU CONFERS I WITH ENGLISH LEADER Date For Meeting of League of Nations Will Be Set Later I PARIS, Jan. 9. The Flume problem' was taken up at a meeting held in private today by the premiers and oth er allied statesmen assembled here for , conferences. The meeting was attend-1 led bv Premiers Llovd Georcrp. of fire.it Britain, Nltti of Italy and Clemenceau of France; Earl Curzon, the British foreign secretary; Vlttorio Scialola, the Italian foreign minister; Andrew Bonar Law, British privy councillor; Hugh C. Wallace, the American ambas sador to France; Baron Matsui, the Japanese ambassador; Paul Dutasta, general secretary of the peace confer ence and Phillippe Berthelot, political director of the French foreign office. te. Clemenceau Presides A section of the siiprejrie . council preceded this meeting. 'H' was pre sided over by Premier Clemenceau and attended by Premiers Lloyd George and Nltti, Foreign Ministers Scialola and Earl Curzon and Mr. Bonar Law. At this meeting Secretary Dutasta re ported his conversations with Baron von Lersner, head of the. German mis sion, regarding measures taken by the commission on Schlesswig affairs which will be applied upon the coming Into force of the peace treaty. The council decided that the ex jpenses of the high commission in con- trol of the Rhine regions should be borne by Germany as well as the cost of the army of occupation. The council took up the subject of the first meeting of the executive coun cil of the leugue of nations which the treaty provides shall bp called by Pres ident Wilson, It was announced that the date for the meeting would be fixed later. Before the supreme council session Premier Clemenceau conferred for an hour with Mr. Lloyd George. Pre viously he had received Alexandre Mil lerand, the governor of Alsace I The supreme council will hold an I other session tomorrow. I : oo Gen. Connor Answers Sheribourae's Charge OMAHA, Neb., Jan. 9. Replying to tho reported assertion of Brigadier General John H. Sherbourne, a nation al guard officer of Boston, before a house war investigating committee that "responsibility for the loss of (American lives through attacks order- uu iuu:iiiuu uay suuuiu ue ciuirgeu I to American headquarters," Brigadier j General Fox Conner, member of Gen-j oral Pershing's staff and chief of op-' orations In the American expedition ary forces, said that General Sher bourne's idea of the war appeared to coincide with that held by many other persons, namely, that "the war ended before it ended." s "Marshal Foch had issued orders tha: all attacks nlready begun should be pressed on that day. The allies could not afford to take any chances. We wore placing our armies in the bes: possible position In the event Germany failed to sign. "As for the nttack in which General I Sherbourne and the Ninety-second di-J vision, to which he was attached, par .ticlpated, that attack wasi launched at 5 a. m. November 11, just one hour; before American general headquarters had been Informed that the armistice was signed. The signing took place at tho exact moment of .the Ninety-second's attack." i no Congress Cuts' Down I Expense $940,000,000 WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Congress, during tho extra session concluded last month, accomplished as much or more than is usually accompiisneu at regu lar sessions, Senator Curtis, Kansas, Republican, asserted in a speech In the senate. Through the cutting down of appropriation estimates, he said, saving of 5010,000,000 had been ef IP POCKET SEEMS DOOMED, THERE'S NO USE FOR IT NOW NEW YORK, Jan. 9. Prohibi tion will sweep hip pockets in men's trousers into Innocuous desuetude according to a prediction by ex perts of the International Assccla lon of Clothing Designers who to day Issued an edict: "Make them smaller and shallow er this season." Commenting on the attitude of the designers, George W. Hermann, a member of the organization, said: "It's illegal to tote a gun; it's un handy to carry your handkerchief there and you can't buy anything but wood alcohol to put in your flask. So the pocket Just naturally will shrink away." The clothing designers are con ferring with regard to what form the latest styles shall take for men. There are likely to be other changes in clothing. jREBELS BLAMED B ! MEXICO FOR MURDER 0F-10IEIIS: Carranza Forces Declared to be Pursuing Bandits and Ask More Information MEXICO CITY, Thursday, Jan. 8 F. J. Roney and Earl Bowles who met j death in the Tampico region early this j month, were killed by rebels after j having disregarded warnings from lo- j cal authorities who advised them not I to venture into lawless regions alone, i according to telegrams from state of-1 ficials at Tampico given out tonight by the interior department. They were , shot by outlaws on the seashore be- J tween camps belonging to the Inter national and Transcontinental Oil ' companies, it is said. Advises given out hero state that I followers of .General Manuel Pelaez, i outlaw chief and virtually independent 1 ruler in that district, had been expect-1 ing to receive munitions from a j steamer at that point on the coasL j Certain bandits who were rival ad-' herents of Pelaez were operating near j the lagoon of Tamiahua and learned of the expected shipment. They laid in wait at a point where they thought the munitions would be landed and ; when Roney and Bowles appeared the j rebels believed they were carrying ; arms to the Pelaez forces. Fire was j opened upon the two men, who were killed. It is staled government forces arc pursuing the bandits and that the for-1 eign office has asked local authorities for further Information regarding the : shooting of the lv.o Americans. uu Death Seistece Cot . Dowsi to Few Years : i JUAREZ, Mex., Jan. 9. The federal! court here set aside the sentence! passed by n military court of Chihuahua City recently upon Major Nestor Enciso Del Arco and Antonio I Trillo, who were tried together with' General Felipe Angeles, the noted Villa i leader, executed at Chihuahua City, six weeks ago, Del Arce and Trillo wore; first sontenccd to death, but later the penalty was changed lo twenty yeax'Sf for Major Del Arco and six years and : eight months for Trillo. The two men appealed their cases to the district court here, under writ of ampara pro ceedings. I oo American in Mexico Robbed by Bandits JUAREZ, Mex., Jan. 9, Complaint that his store at Colonla Juarez, about 260 miles southwest of Juarez, had been robbed of $5,000 by bandits re cently, was made in a lettor from F. G. Wall, an American, received at the United Slates consulate here. Tho affair was reported to the auth orities at Colonia Juarez, but they re fused to act, according to Wall. E. A. Dow, the American consul .here is, in-.Yesthiatini:, 'MSI IS FEUD IF III EXPEL ; TURKS FROM EUROPE I Allies Puzzled How to Proceed! Without. Antagonizing the Mohammedan Peoples LEAGUE CONTROL FOR CONSTANTINOPLE Sultan and Suite Would Be Permitted To Live In Capital City PARIS, Jan. 9. The ratifica tion of the Versailles peace treaty will fake place Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, in the hall of the ministry ot foreign affairs, when ; the letter modifying the amount of tonnage originally demanded i from Germany, will be handed to j Baron Kurt von Lersner, head of ' the German delegation. The powers that have ratified the treaty will be presented Great Britain, France, Italy, Jap an, and Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru, Poland, Siam, Czccho-Slovakla and Uruguay. WASlllNGTONM&n. ' 9. Having abandoned hope that the United States will accept a mandate over Turkey, the allied powers are attempt ing to find some solution of the prob-' lem of expelling the Turks from Eur- 1 ope without causing such an uprising j among the Mohammedan peoples as would endanger the control of the European nations over them. Information reaching Washington' is that these efforts are in progress out side of Paris where the supreme coun cil is sitting, though it is expected I that the ratification of that body will ! be necessary for any plans adopted. Control of Constantinople. One project which has been brought into discussion contemplates the as sumption of tho control of Constanti nople by the league of nations; the i declaration of the Slty as a free port and the actual administration of tlie place by a commission nominated, by the Mohammedan population of coun tries and colonies simh as India, JJgypt, Tunis, Morocco and possibly the Ma lays of the Philippines if the United ' States can bo induced to participate! to that extent. Full Powers Provided. I It is proposed to clotho this commis sion with full powers to control Con stantinople politically and to adminis ter the local government. But to sat isfy the Mohammedans the sultan and his suite would bo permitted to reside there and to exerelse from there all of the functions of the head of his church. His position would? therefore. in some measure correspond to that of the pope in Rome after he had been divested of his temporal powers. oo- Departed Radicals to be Slipped to Danzig COPENHAGEN, Jan. 7. Undesir ables deported from the United States will be landed hero and trans-shipped to Danzig, according to reports. The operation will bo carried out under supervision of the Danish people, It is said, and the radicals "will not be per- population of the Danish metropolis. Each ship bringing" ileportees will bear 600 persons, it issaid, and the United States government has ar ranged with the United Shipping com pany of this city to take thorn from here to Danzig. oo Young Auto Bandits Get Life Sentence SAN FRANCISCO. Jan. 9. Floyd Leo McCluro and William Chastaln, youths who shot nnd killed Anton Schoembs, San Francisco polico detec tive, while he was trying to prevent tho theft of an automobile, pleaded guilty in superior court. The court said In view of their plea of guilty he would not impose tlie extreme pen alty, but would sentence them to life imprisonment. The dale of sentence was set for Monday. oo : Just glance at tb,o European war debt to tho United Slates and you will understand why wo were more jK)j3Ular in war than iujjeace. i, . i . OUSTING OF RUM I TO BRING REVOLT, PREACHER WARNS SYRACUSE, N. Y., Jan. 9. Revo, lution is likely to follow in the wake of prohibition, according to the Rev. G. R. Campbell Morgan, pastor of Westminster chapel, Lon don, now visiting In Syracuse. "Whenever a great country ban ishes strong drink it must preparo for a revolution," he declared from the pulpit here. "When a man stops drinking he begins to think. All that happened in Russia in the revolutionary line has occurred since vodka was abolished. When ever London goes dry her east end will arise." Commenting upon prohibition in the United States, Dr. Morgan said: "It will be wonderful when the country is entirely dry and adjust ed to it, but it will be some time be fore you get settled down." j SBI EXCIIEIEU CAUSED BYVDLCAWQ; :, nsoirapKE Details Gathered of Deadly Re sults of Big Tremor in ! Mexican District I i j MEXICO CITY, Jan." 9. Seven ! towns near Tcocclo, couth of Ja- lapa, have been overwhelmed by the earth disturbances and a great lake is covering their former sites, j according to a message received this morning " from- Teocelo i through Vera Cruz. Thirty-four bodies had been recovered when I the message was filed at Teocelo. ! i MEXICO CITY, Jan. 9. Intense ex-j citement and panic regins among the inhabitants of the cities of Cordoba and Orizaba, in the western part of tho state of Vera Cruz because of the opening of a new crater of the vol cano of Orizaba, 15 miles northward,, I The new crater is emitting smoke, ac-! i cording to information received from I army officers in the earthquake dis i trict. I It is officially reported that noth ing untoward has been noticed at the other volcanoes in Mexico. Experts believe the reported open ing of a small and supposedly extinct volcano at San Miguel and the break-: ing out of a now crater on Mount Ori- j zaba provide an explanation of the earthquake which cn Saturday night centered, with terrific effect, along tho line between the slates of Vera Cruz and Puebla. New advices tell of 200 deaths near I San Miguel and In the country dis-! I tricts near Cordoba and it seems im probable the final list of casualties will fall below original estimates of 2000 even if reports of 1000 deaths at Couztlan were exaggerated. It Is be lieved 20 villages were completely de stroyed with almost double that num ber of towns and villages badly dam aged. There has been no attempt to estimate the number of hamlets and single country houses destroyed by the shock, nor have figures as to the number of injured or property damage been reported. oo Chicago Seeking Ways to Fill License Gaps CHICAGO, Jan. 9- Tho city council license committee engaged in seeking to fill tho gap left by the loss of saloon license foes today adopted a resolution to license reform organizations. The suggestion from the chairman that he would like to know where the money for the city's needs was to como from brought from One alderman, this: "Why not from tho birds who made tho country dry?" A moment later a resolution to tax reformer bodieB not less than ?50 was Introduced and unanimously adopted. oo CLEAN SWEEP OF TERRORISTS. BARCELONA, Wednesday, Jan. 7. The government is making a clean sweep of tlie terrorists gangs, who are alleged to have been responsible for the recent crimes. More than 450 persons have already been arrested, among them many foreigners who probably will be deported. BOIMIPHH , IK SDMSIS : iisT mi. Red Leader Fears That New Revolution Will Hurt Cause i of Soviets TROOPS OF GENERAL I , DENIKINE LOSE AGAIN ; Esthonia Accedes To Request j of Yudenitch for Transfer i of Army i j ROME, Thursday, Jan. S. The Epo-j ica says that Nikolai Leiiinc has writ-, .ten another lettor to the directors of I I the Socialist parly imploring them not jto precipitate any revolutionary move iment which in the present conditions' would have 119 probability of succesa. ' Leniuc adds that a revolution now ; in" Italy would have a grave repercus sion in the Russian soviet republic I 'which is about to negotiate with the I bourgeois powers for the acknowlcd 1 ment of the present state of affairs in Russia and also for essential economic agreements. All this would be reject led, p,ays Lqnuiev-if another revolution occurred" in .Italy, because with, the eventual spread of Bolshevism throughout Europe, m a spirit of pres ervation the states still immuno from I Bolshevism would hermetically close I themselves against Infection and Jthe : soviet republic destined to become a type lor tne uiiure, wouiu not nave time to strengthen itself sufficiently to become vital. REDS CAPTURE CITY. LONDON, Jan. 9 The city of No vocherkask has been captured by the Bolsheviki, it is asserted in a wireless message from Moscow today. Tho city was taken Wednesday after a bat tle of the most severe character with General Denikinc's troops. . Novocherkask is twenty miles I northeast of Bostov, tho principal sea port of the Don Cossack region. Bokhara, capital of the important Khanato or Bokhara, in central Asia, and, less than 20 miles from the Af ghanistan frontier, has been entered by Bolshevik forces, according to war office reports. Further west soviet troops' have occupied Krasnovodsk on tho eastern shore of the Caspian sea, it is claimed in reports from Moscow. ESTHONIA ACCEDES. STOCKHOLM, Jan. 9 Esthonia has acceded to the request of General Yu denitch for the transfer of the latter's army to the southern Russian froilt j where it will reinforce General Deni "kine, according to a Hclslngfors dis patch to the Tidningon. REPORTS OF REVOLT. GENEVA, Jan. 9. Tho revolution ary movement in Bulgaria is spread ing among peasants and -orkingmen, according to Belgrade advices re ceived here. King Boris and the royal family are said to be secluded In the palace, which is under heavy guard. CONFIRMATION LACKING. PARIS, Jan. 9. The French foreign office, which is in constant touch with the Balkan situation, has received no confirmation of alarming reports rela tive to the spread of a revolutionary movement in that country. 1 United 'States Robber Company Dividend NEW YORK, Jan. 9. Directors of the United States Rubber company have declared a stock dividend of 12 & per cent amounting to ?8,000.000 on its common stock in addition to the regular quarterly disbursement of 2 per cent. The company's volume of sales and net earnings in 1919 were tho largest in its history, It was announced. At the close of its fiscal year its cash in the bank amounted to more than $15, 000,000 and there were $2,S00,000 in Liberty bonds in its treasury. Enlargement of several of the com pany's tire plants will more than dou ble the present production of tiros, it was estimated by tho directors. COTTON GINNED IN 1919. WASHINGTON, Jan. 9. Cotton gined prior to January 1 cnounted to 10,017,089 running bales, including 110,373 round bales, 33,147 bales of American-Egyptian and 6710 bales of Soa island, the census bureau an nounced today. RUTHLESS MISUSE OF PGWER CHARGED ASWUIEWS Organizers Get Notice That Hil Meel btrike rlas rieen IH Called Off INDUSTRIAL JUSTICE DEMANDED BY UNION Workers To Be Built Up Into jH Strong Fighting Unit the IH Officials Declare PITTSBURG, Pa., Jan. 9 Organiz ers, field workers and international H union heads interested in the nation wide strike of steel workers which fl went into effect September 22 were- in receipt of an official order today from H the national committee calling off the H This action was taken by the com- H mltcec here last night. The order de- clared that the committee's decision !was forced by "ruthless misuse of pow ers" by the steel corporation, Uie H I press, the courts, federal troops, state J police and many public officials in that, they denied steel workers "their 1 rights 01 free speech and) free assem ' blage and the right to organize."' j The order added that the union will j launch an Immediate campaign to fur 1 thcr organize the workers "and will not cease until industrial justice in the steel industry has been achieved." The strike in the steel mills and fur ' naces. called September 22, and which I at Its inception involved 3G7.000 men, ' was officially called off last night "by the national committee. The announcement was contained in a telegram aent to the headquarters of IH Jthe American Federation of Labor In jH ' Washington, to the heads of all inter j national unions interested and to the jH organizers .and field men in-all strike j districts. The telegram was signed by John I Fitzpatrick, Chairman; D. J. Davi vice president of the Amalgamated 'Association of Iron, Steel and Ti" Workers; Edward J. Evans, interna tional union of Machinists, and Wil liam Z. Foster, secretary of the com To Redouble Efforts. Mr. Fitzpatrick declined to discuss the action of the committee but Sccre tary Foster said: 'The striko has encouraged Iho 3teel trade unions' to redouble then efforts. It has been proved that the men in the steel industry can be or ganizcd and they have secured the con fidence of men in other unions." Tho offices of the committee here will bo maintained for about a month, while tlie business of the strike is be ing wound up, and the commissary de partmcnt will continue to look after needy former strikers and their 'ami lies until the men have obtained em ;ployment. When this work is done, Mr. Foster said, offices for the orga nization of the steel trades will bn opened here. Plans for this work, Mr. Foster said, have already been formed and Includo meetings in steel towns, publication of I a bulletin with a circulation of 150,000 ' weekly, and personal canvass among the men. IH Review of Strike. jJ Reviewing the strike, Mr. Foster said that it had its inception a St. Paul, in 191S, and he was called in as jfl secretary of tho committee then form ed to organize the steel tradeif. All IH preliminary work was compleTed and the striko called September 22, last. jH Nine states were affected and 367,000 quit work. Steel company executives said they were not surprised tha. the IH strike had been called off, as tho IH strikers have been drifting back to work for several months. Many mills, 1 it was added, had long ago been able to operate full time with full forces, 1 the principal troublo being the lack of common labor, which formed the back bone of the strike. Fester Resigns. William Z. Foster later announced his resignation as secretary-treasurer of tho strike committee and said he iH would be succeeded by J. G. Brown of iH Everett, Wash,, former president of the Timber Workers' International union, and one of his chief assistants during the strike Brown Is to assume .office February 1. iH Riglil to HSd Private I Uqmt Stocks Denied I NEW YORK, Jan. 9. The right of a citizen to keep a prlvato stock of 11 quor at a club, storage warehouse, safety deposit vault or any place other H than his homo without violating the prohibition law was brought Into the federal courts when Judge Knox IS sued a preliminary restraining qrder preventing revenue officials from tak ing possession of liquors deposited in safety deposit vaults by William G. Street, a wealthy clubman. The com- jH plalnant declares that the liquors are for prlvnte consumption and nre pop sessed lawfully under the national pro hibition act. The order will hold revenue officers JH in check until next, Monday when hearings on arguments for an injunc lion will be held.