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J money 10.25c zinc 9.20c. JLX V J ! V V V W V W "V -f Jcnerally fair tonight and Tuesday; little change In J I ; ; O FEARLESS INDEPENDENT PROGRESSIVE NEWSPAPER tcmperature' jS Jf Fcth Year-No. io Price Fivc Cen cixy UTAH, MONDAYEVEN7ng7JANUARY 1271920 5 LAST EDITION-4 P M !fl 1 BOLSHEVIKI CLAIM CAPTURE OF 25,000 1 II SOVIETS BOAST OF VICTORV DNSOUTH .1 FRONT 1 RUSSIA ' 'M - European Nations Are Getting -3 Ready to Resume Diplomatic 7-S. Relations With Teutons J; KILMARNOCK GOES TO BERLIN FROM LONDON : SB i German Republic Calls Upon . JH Striking Railroad Men to . j Take Up Jobs ''H LONDON. Jan. 13. The capture of flH 25,100 prisoners is claimed In an offi- ."fjH clal statement issued today by the 'rH soviet government at Moscow, giving .M dctallc of tho results of Bolshevik op orations on the southern front between rjfAH I December 21 and January' 9. 'fk COPENHAGEN. Jan. 12. A plan to 2Hflfll I scuttle the German worships not yet I turned over to tho allies, Is being cpn ? sidercd by officers of tho German navy, according to information receiv ed by the majority Socialist parly' loaders. A Deri In mo3oagc quotes Die Frloheit as declaring that a high Ger man officer had so Informed the Ger man leaders. PARIS, Jan. 12. The three premiers M. Clemenceau of France, Mr. Lloyd Georgo of Great Britain and Slgnor Nitti of Italy met this morning at the foreign ministry to consider thej Adriatic question. i The supremo council did not sit to-' day. Its next meeting will be held , tomorrow. The peace conference com-, mlttce on verification of credentials to-1 day examined the letters of credit of! the Hungarian peace delegates and found them to be satisfactory. ( LONDON, Jan. 12. Lord Kilmar-! nock left London today to act as Brit'1 ish diplomatic representative in Ber-J His departure marks an important I step In the rc-catabllshment of diplo matic relations between Groat Britain and Germany which will be effected Immediately. Consuls and consuls general will be appointed almost im mediately by G'ennnny, Germany will be represented first here by a charge d'affaires but it is believed the rank will soon bo raised to that of minister instdad of ambassador as formerly. ATHENS, Sunday, Jan. 11. The Greco-American commercial treaty will be denounced on January 13, as has been done already with such treat ies with other nations. Negotiations will then bo taken up to conclude newi treaties with the government in ques LONDON, Jan. 12. Count Mens dorff - Poullly - Dietrichstein, Austro Hungarian ambassador in London at I he tlmo war was declared, intends to return to England and live privately, It is reported. BERLIN, Jan. 12. Via London. Tho government has Issued a manifes to urgently calling upon tho striking T railwny men to resume work immedi ately, pointing out, among other things tho consequences of the strike on 400, 000 war prisoners "whom your action , is shutting out from wife and fain- ' The manifesto concludes with the announcement that special regulations will be proclaimed, if necessary, to copo with the situation. It is announc- cd that the freedom of the press, the right of assembly and tho right to strike have been suspended by order ' of the president in districts where 1 the railway strike is in progress. , I March Calls in Araiy Meads For Conference WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Depart mental and divisional commanders of tho army were called in conference to day by General March, the chief of staff, to consider plans for tho peace limo army. One of the principal subjects of dis cussion Is expected to be the ratio that should be established in the army be tween education and military train Departmental and divisional com manders met hero today at the call of Secretary Baker to discuss army re , organlzatio. They Included Lleuten-, f ant General Liggett, Major Generals i Leonard Wood, Edward, HInes, Lewis, Hit Sharpc and Harbord, and Brigadier ill (f General W. P. Richardson, ill I no nurPse tnc conference Is to 4V, J familiarize the commanders with the 11 X policies under which the bureaus here l aro operating, rather thau to deter 9 i mine upon any changes. I J Transport Brings me j Last Troop Contingenf i NEW YORK, Jan. 12. The last con- I tiugent of troops quartered at the mill ' tary camp at Brest arrived hero today ; ; on the transport George Washington. !i 1 She brought 237 officers, war workers i, and civilians, and C15 troops. f The George Washington will bo turn- d over to the United States shipping board and avIIJ be allocated to some m steamshhlp company. i If & S & 3a oSs tfb A aBi A fiH " or V ' K A I. ! Qnake Swallows ! Heme; Occupants Unable To Escape MEXICO 'CITY, Jan. 12 Unique in the annals of the earthquake is the experience of the family of Pro j fessor Francisco Rivcros of Barran I ca Nucva. The quake opened a ' great chasm in the earth in which their home va3 engulfed. For more than a week members of the family have been living in I the bottom of this abyss at least onehundrcd and forty feet below the surface of the carlh. Surviving neighbors have been Icwcrlng them j food and water at the imminent risk of dislodging which might fall and crush them beneath. , Dclicf is expressed that rain or , new shocks will mean the deaths of j I th06e imprisoned in tho abyss. j ! Reports frcm the San Miguel dis- i trict indicate the eruption of the ' new crater io decreasing in vio- I lencc. A telegram from the mayor ; of Chalchicomula, state of Puebla, however, states that shocks have been numerous there sinco the first earthquake and that he has receiv ed information that the tewns of ; -Saltillo, Lafragua and Chicotla nearby have been destroyed. EDMS OF MM DOLEFUL M U. 5, mm. si PARIS One Writgr Doubts the Reality of Peace Behind Act of Ratification LONDON, Jan. 12. Regret that the United States did not participate in , ratification of the treaty of Versailles Is expressed by today's newspapers. Some editorials strike a doleful note. "The omission of America's signa ture to the ratifying document," says tho Telegraph, "stands for the bitter disappointment of the hope that glow ed with promise for humanity a year ago. It is true the league of nations exists by the terms of the treaty but the world knows that until the United Stales adheres to the league not a tithe of the usefulness and moral au thority it should possess will belong, to it." The Telegraph also cites the ab sence of Russia from Saturday's cere mony and says: "Until the 3ky in that direction grows clearer there can be no world peace nor any hope of It." j Doubts of the reality of peace be hind the formal act of ratification are expressed by the Daily News. "There is not a nation which cannot if it wishes, manufacture now griev ances out of the woes of the world," It says. "The occasions of offense! aro so numerous thoy obscure the very fact of peace." The News says that "America which did so much to make peace," had no part in the final act. The Chronicle, discussing the league of nations", says it is much weakened by tho action of tho American senate. It expresses tho hope, nevertheless, that allied governments will immedi ately go ahead with the -league, but questions whether Great Britain,! France and Italy, without the support' of America can assume a position to I act as dictators to the rest of Europe, j adding: J "America's concurrence would have made a great moral difference." oo r- Class Is Siimmosied To the White Mouse WASHINGTON, Jan, 12. President Wilson today summoned Secretary Glass of the White House for a confer ence. It was understood a successor to Mr. Glass was to be discussed. An appointment is to e expected soon so that Mr. Glass cn take his seat in the senate vhich he was appointed to succc-a the late Senator Martin of Virginia. Mr. Glass is known to favor the se lection of Assistant Secretary Leffing wcll to succeed him, and other admin istration officials have urged Mr. Lef fingwell's appointment. " - If you want to get along well with theweather, you must change vour moods as often as It does. Little Excitement As France Sets Out to Name New President PARIS, Jan. 12. The election on tho coming Saturday, January 17, of the president of the French republic, always one of the least exciting functions in the political life of the country, will be reduced to its simplest form in this In stance unless Premier Clemenceau nhould decide not to be a candi date, of which there is now no ex pectation. In only a few minor details will the election resemble tho choosing of an American president. Con forming to the custom, there prob ably will not be any party con ventions. The presidential elJc tora themselves 300 senators and 62-i deputies were elected inde pendently of any presidential is sue, tho eventual candidates being unknown when the members of parliament were chosen. A mere assurance by Premier Clemenceau that he will accept the presidency will render a pre liminary meeting unnecessary, in which event the occasion will be chiefly social and gastronomical. The day's program will begin with luncheons in the spacious balls of tho ancient palace of the kings of France and in the hotels of Vorsailles, and member? of the cabinet, president' of the senate and the chamber of deputies will. A . he "guests at special banquets. It is at the luncheons and banquets generally that the first "straw IK ILL KEPI ; If OEGill HE BYCOICOiBl! I John L. Lewis, Acting Presi-i j dent, Gives Assurance When I Meeting Is Opened OPERATORS DECLINE j TO MAKE PROMISE i i Want To Know Whether the Board's Verdict Is to Be Final and Binding WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Bitumin ous coal miners will accept unreserv edly any decision made by the presi dent's coal commission in settlement of the coal strike, John L. Lewis, act ing president of the United Mine Workers of America, declared at the opening today of the first public hear ings of the commission. Mr. Lewis added that tho miners' representatives would assist the commission's inquiry. Mr, Lewis' assurance was given in answer to a question by Chairman Harry N. Robinson. Thomas T. Brewster, chairman of the scale committee of the operators in the central competitive field, reply ing to the same question by the chair man, .said ho could make no promises! for tho operators until the commission had given answers to ten questions' propounded by the operators. Chairman Robinson said the com mission would lake up the questions and furnish a statement to the opera tors. The commission then adjourned until tomorrow. Question by Operators I Among me operators questions were (whether tho commissions award would be final and binding on both miners and oporators; whether the commis sion would act on matters brought up by either side; as to its authority to , fix wages up or down; whether it would consider it had power to make retroactive awards concerning wages and prices and whether in fixing prices to sustain Its decisions it would con sider that the prices so made would not hold after tho expiration of tho Lover food and fuel act. Mr. Brewster said tho questions were submitted "to clarify the situa tion." "If the answers by the commission were not satisfactory, the operators might some of them be unwilling to abide by the finding finally made?" asked tho chairman. "We'll stnnd by tho decision on any point. We submit to arbitration," Mr. Brewster returned. "I understand then lhal you will only accept this decision so far as it touches matters-'you submit?" continued the votes" regarding presidential pos sibilities are taken and the dining rooms are as animated as those of the leading hotels in American cities during the national conven tion of one of the great parties. The proceedings of the elcctory , meeting, held at Versailles, itself are very simple. Antonin Dubost, president of the senate, will call the assemblage to order at 2 o'clock in the afternoon. He will read the articles of the constitu tion fixing the mode of electing tho president and then will de clare "the national assembly is duly constituted and the vote for president will take place at the speaker's stand on nomination and roll call." Organization of the body will be completed with the selection by lot of 38 electors. One additional name then will be drawn from the hat to decide where the alphabetical roll call shall begin. Nominating speeches are omit ted. The enthusiasm generally comes in a single burst of ap plause when the presiding officer declares the name of tho candidate who has been duly elected presi dent. The president of the con gress thereupon declares the na tional assembly dissolved, as soon as ho can make himself heard.'' ahpeJJLiepsuion, and immedi ately the long column of carriages, conveying the 'electors, files back to Paris. I chairman. "I shouldn't like to answer that with out a conference with some of my asso ciates here," Mr. Brewster said. "Isn't it wise to -accept President Wilson's letter of instruction to the committee as outlining its powers fully and assume that Its members will do j as good a piece of work as then can?"i asked Mr. Robinson. i I "We assume that," Mr. Brewster re plied. "Then we'll take the whole list of questions under advisement and makej a statement later," Mr. Robinson said. I FRENCH FflEI SELECTED SENATOR OF IUSE DtSTBKT Poincaire Declares He Will Be Happy to Represent Brave People of District PARIS, Jan. 12. Most of the outgo ing senators who were candidates were re-elected yesterday, ont outstanding being Charles Humbert, who was ac quitted last May by a court martial of a charge of having had dealings with the enemy. Ho withdrew on the sec ond ballot and asked his supporters to throw their strength lo President Poincare. One unified Socialist candidate was elected. Hitherto that party had boy cotted the senate, advocating its aboli tion The first time in the history of France tho presidential candidate is not a member of either' the senate or the chamber of deputies. This was a result of M, Clemcnceau's refusal to become a candidate in tho Var con stituency, Rene Renault being elected to the premier's seat in the senate. M. Clemenceau will thus be unable to take part in tho election of a presi dent. Today's newspapers unite in felici tating President Poincare on his elec tion to the senate from the department of the Meuse. President Poincare has written to tho electors accepting the senatorship. Ho was not a candidate but received a few votes on the first ballot and was chosen almost unanimously on the second. "I am profoundly touched by the mark of faithful affection you have spontaneously given me," ho wrote. "At the end of the magistracy entrust ed to me by the national assembly I shall bo proud again to represent the patriotic populations of the Meuse, some of whom have been during four years the victims of invasion, while others have had their homes destroyed and all of whom have borne unhenrd of sacrifices with the noblest courage. I shall work with them for the re birth of our unfortunate country. They can count upon my entire devotion." M. P. CHARGES LIBEL LONDON A. Lye-Samuel, mem ber of parliament, has brought action against his opponent, F. W. French, for alleged libelous state ments In regard to his past life. He is said to ha;ve speculated him self into bankruptcy la America,' married a rich widow and re turned to England. He is here shown with his second wife. CLEVELAND CHAMBER OF COMMERCE PARTY WILL STOP II OGSEI Business Men and Wives Due in Junction City March 3, Letter Says Ogden is one of the 22 cities in the west and far west to be placed on the itinerary of a six thousand mile trade extension tour to be undertaken in February by members of the Manufac turers and Wholesale Merchants Board of the Cleveland Chamber of Commerce. Members of the Cleveland party, representing. large commercial and in dustrial interests in Ohio, expect to spend Wednesday, March 3, in Ogden. They will hold conferences with busi ness men of the city and suggest co j operation to bring about closer com imercial and industrial relationships between tho two cities for mutual ben efit. ; I The tour to the west and far west will be the forty-ninth tr.ade extension ilour of the Manufacturers and Mer chants Board of Cleveland. Past toui-s have carried representative board j members into many different sections of tho United States and of foreign countries. Last winter, the board's trip included Belgium, Franco and England. Of tho twenty-two cities to be visited this year, five arc in Cali- fornia, five in Kansas and the rest in I Missouri, Colorado, Utah, Arizona and Now Mexico. "Wo are especially interested in tho remarkable development of the west," said C. L. Fish, president of the Clove land board, in outlining the trip to a Cleveland audience the other day. In agriculture, in business, in manufac turing and in government western peo ple have made such notable progress that it behooves every progressive community in America to know them. On this winter's trip, for the first time in several years, the wives of board members will accompany the party. The visitors will travel in spe cial Pullman coaches. The first stop will be made at Kansas City. w BULGAR SOCIALISTS ORGANIZE SALONIKA, Sunday. Jan. 11. Bul garian Socialists are organizing suc cessful demonstration, according to Sofia dispatches, in order to bring about a change in the government. STATE DEPARTMENT ORDERS RELEASE OF CAPTURED ABB Dr. A. L. Shelton of Kansas Held By Bandits on Out " laws Instructions ORIENTAL OUTLAW HAS BAND OF 5,000 i Preacher's Wife and Two Daughters Arrive At Place of Friends PEKING, Wednesday, Jan. 7. (By The Associated Press) Dr. A. L. Shel ton, a Christian missionary, was cap-! tured by bandits atLaoyakuan, near! j Yunnan-Fo, on January ?,, and is being (held for ransom, according to reports received here. His wife and two daughters, who havo arrived at Yunnan-Fu, say the kidnappers acted under orders of Yang Tien Fu, a notorious outlaw, who has been operating with 5,000 followers, In j tho Kochin mountains. It is said tho i object of lawless acts has been' to I discredit the local governor : for re ! fusing to accept the terms of surrender laid down by tho band, '"Treated as Guests The bandits slated they would treat I their prisoners as a guest unless the military was employed to effect his release. Yang Tien Fu is reported to have been educated as a military offi cer in Japan. Officials of the American legation here and Chinese authorities are inves tigating the case. Story of Capture A message from Cincinnati Sunday night gave the first information of the ) capture of Dr. Shelton. It was an nounced there that the Foreign Chris tian Missionary society, a Disciples I church organization for which Dr. ! Shelton had for twenty years been a I missionary in China and Tibet, had been informed by the state department of the capture, tho department adding that it had demanded immediate ac tion. j Dr. Shelton, who formerly resided at Anthony, Kan., was stationed at Batang, province of Szechuan, near the Tibetan border. Tho point where he :was captured is in Yunnan province, which borders Szechuan on the south. .Italian Village Bmied By Great Avalanche BERNE, Sunday, Jan. 11 Porrachia, a village in the Italian Alps, has been burled by an avalanche and many per sons aro reported to havo been killed. Five children were killed in their home which was buried in an avalanche near Galtuer, in the Vorarlberg mountains. Heavy snowstorms in the Alps have blocked railroads and highways, many villages being isolated. j uu felfegia Sait to Tampico Meets Defeat SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Jan. 12. Gen eral Francisco Murguia has been sent to the Tampico district by President Carranza of Mexico to oppose General Manuel Pelaez, the rebel, and has been defeated by the rebel leader in several engagments, according to a dispatch from Tampico to a Mexican newspaper published here. I The dispatch said General Pelaez has a force of only 5,000 men against General Murgula's command of 10,0001 ii cups. I OO i Chicago Crime Wave Ebbs After Ronndnp CHICAGO, Jan. 12. Chicago's crime wave had ebbed to zero early today with a Sunday free from holdups and robberies as a result of the city-wido roundup of criminals in which more that 600 suspects have been taken. Unlike other days when long lists of crimes were reported to the police, yesterday passed without activities of thugs. And Deputy Chief of Police Alcocb, who is directing the raids on criminals announced as the reason: "All are in jail, or most of them." Two criminal suspects have been killed and two others wounded since tho raids began Saturday, DRASTIC PROVISION 1 AI SPEEDY ACTION I Oil IASII URGED I Radicals Whose Actions Cause Death Would Suffer Ex- H treme Penalty BANISH RED FLAG I AT ALL MEETINGS Law Would Make It Easier for the U. S. to Deport All H Undesirables WASHINGTON; Jan. 12. Radi- cal raids by the department of jus- ll ticc have caused a slovlng up oi ll the 1920 census count in New York, Boston and other cities Ijl with large foreign population, ac- ll cording to reports to Samuel R. ll Roberts, director of the census ll bureau- In order that foreigners ll may be ensured that census cnu- ll mcrators arc not department of nl justice agents, the director has or dcrcd interpreters to precede cnu merators in districts inhabited by foreigners. Protests from Minneapolis that Los Angeles is counting tourists as residents is being investigated by the census bureau. WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Speedy enaclmont of a stringent sedition bill IH yy congress was presaged when, fol lowing passage Saturday in the senate of the Sterling bill, announcement was made that tho house judiciary commit tee had agreed upon a similar measure and probably "wouldreport it" tomor row. One of the purposes of tho bill was said to be eradication of "parloi Bolshcviki." Tho house measure, a combination of Attorney General Palmer's original bill, introduced by Rep. Davey, ot Ohio, and revisions made by Rep. Gra ham of Pennsylvania, contains ex tromely stringent penalties for viola tions of the sedition laws. Included is the death penalty which the bill would hayc inflicted, upon the rccom mendation of a jury, on persons whose activities against tho government lead to destruction of life. The measuro also would close the mails and express companies to seditious literature, pro hibit the exhibition of a red flag In connection with mass meetings, deny persons tho rght to refuse to give tes- imiuiiy on uio ground luai it mignc jH tend to incriminate them, and provide in certain cases for disfranchisement and deportations. Death Penalty Clauso. Tho section of the measure, which provides for the death penalty follows: "That whoever incites, sets on foot, assists, or engages in any insurrec U6n or rebellion against tho United. States or the authority or laws there of, or whoever sets on foot or assists or engages in tho use of force or vio- IH lence, with intent to destroy or cause to be destroyed or change or cause to be changed or to overthrow or cause to be overthrown the government of the United States and the death of any person or persons is caused or results directly therefrom, shall be guilty of a felony and on conviction shall bo punished by death, or shall be impris oned not more than twenty years or fined not more than $20,000, or both, and shall forever be debarred from holding office under the United States; provided, however, that the death penalty shall not be imposed un less recommended in the verdict of the jury." Other Sections. Other sections of the measure would prohibit any person U3ing any "writ ing. printing or any sign, symbol, pic- ture, or caricature with the purposs of resisting or destroying the govern nent of the United States or tho gov- lernmonts of the several states, the : distribution, writing, printing, publish ing or transportation of seditious mat- , ter, the importaton ' or transportation between states of seditious matter." Measures to combat seditious orga nizations also are included. All such organizations teaching the uso of force against the. government arc declared to bo unlawful and persons would bo tlvities, contributing money to them, IH or even renting them property in which to carry on their work. The "giving, loaning or compromising of anything of valuo" lo such orgnnizn- tions is 'declared to constitute nffllia- tlon with such associations. Deportation on Conviction. Aliens convicted under tho act would be deported after serving their sentences and prohibited to return to the country, and persons who have declared their intention to become cili zens but who havo not been natural ized would become ineligible to citi zenship. Conviction of citizens under nil sec Hons except that providing the death penalty would carry imprisonment for not more than twenty years, or a fine of not more than $20,000, or both, ami, in addition the convicted person would be debarred from ever holding offico or trust iu the United States.