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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
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! 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.
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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.

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