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VOL. XLIV..NO. 79 i.dn8a-Teleram
RICHMOND, IND., TUESDAY EVENING, FEB. 11, 1919.
SINGLE COPY 3 CENTS
WILSON WILL
RETURN FOR
EXECUTIVE
CONFERENCE
Only Brief Stay in U. S. is
Planned bv President Will
10
Go Back to Paris on March
15. ;.
ECONOMIC CONTROL UP
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Feb. 11. Evidence of Pres
ident Wllson'e intention not to aban
don the peace conference upon the
ratification of the society of nations
plan -was found in the disclosure yes-
terday of his plan to return from
Washington to Paris by March lo
This involves so brief stay at Wash
ington as to permit only the signing
of bills during the closing hours of
congress. It is understood that Mr.
Wilson Intends to give personal at
tention in Paris to the -work of the
supreme executive council, which
promises to be the most important
feature of the peace conference after
the disposal of the society of nations.
Interesting developments in the
work of the supreme council are ex
pected today. The draft of the plan
for a society of nations, will be before
the commission for second reading
and it is probable that it will be pre
pared for action by a plenary session
of the conference late in the week.
Unanimity continues to prevail that
the commission's report will be
adopted.- .
Consider Indemnities
The supreme war council, although
hearing the claims of Belgian dele
gates in Bupport of the French view
that their country should be protected
until on the same footing as Germany,
is expected to refer this matter to an
economic committee. It is now evi
dent that the supreme war council
will be relieved entirely of this ques
tion, which is regarded as an econ
omic, rather than a military question.
The supreme economic council,
which is .about to be organized, is ex
pected to consider French and Belgian
proposals that Essen and other Ger
man industrial towns should be oc
cupied to prevent the manufacture of
munitions and arms. This is a ques
tion which bears on the ability of Ger
many to pay heavy indemnities
through products of industry and it
Is the American ""view that the sup
pression of Germany's munition pro
duction can be as well assured by a
system of authorized inspection by
entente agents. This would permit
German industries to continue with
safety to the allies.
Garrison Question.
The French and Belgian plea that
they should be permitted to recoup
their enormous losses by the destruc
tion of their industrial plants through
the stoppage of German industries
until France and Belgium have been
rehabilitated is met by the American
view, which Is shared by the British,
that such losses should be reimbursed
by cash indemnities from Germany
within a reasonable time. The su
preme council can regulate the distri
bution of raw materials between coun
tries bo as to insure France and Bel
gium of a proper advantage over Ger
many and prevent the latter from gain
ing the world's markets.
Once divested of its economic fea
ture, arrangements for an extension
of the military armistice can be quick
ly completed. It is believed certain
that American troops will not be em
ployed as permanent garrisons in the
Rhine country longer than is necessary
for military purposes, or to insure the
carrying out of the commercial condi
tions of the armistice.
To meet doubts cast upon its au
thority, the Chinese delegation has
published cablegrams received from
Shanghai, the provincial legislature of
Shantung, and the Chinese society for
a league of nations at Peking. These
cablegrams overwhelmingly favor the
activities of the delegation and direct
that there be restitution to China of
'properties in Shantung.
Jap-Chinese Question. .
Franklin D. Itoosevelt, assistant
secretary of the United States navy,
has virtually completed the work of
dis establishing American shore sta
tions in France. He will return to
America on the George Washington
with President Wilson. ,
Japan has reiterated her intention
to hold the Marshall and Caroline Is
lands in the Pacific, which she took
from Germany during the war, as well
as to insist upon the execution of her
agreement reached in September last,
with China regarding "Shantung. A
formal statement to this effect by Jap
anese representatives has been made
public here.
NAVAL VESSEL SENDS
OUT GALL FOR HELP
(By Associated Press
HALIFAX, N. S., Feb. 11. A wire
less message intercepted here today
said that the United States naval ves
sel, given as the "Cussey" in the
radiogram picked up here, was taking
water In her forehold and sending out
S. O. S. calls. The vessel's position
was given as latitude 48.35, longitude
48.15, which Is in the vicinity of Cape
Race.
United States naval records contain
no record of the name "Cussey." It
' is assumed an error was made in tho
reading of the wireless message in
tercepted at Halifax.
! EARTH SHOCKS AT EVANSVILLE
EVANSVILLE, Ind., Feb. 11 South
ern Indiana and western Kentucky
last night experienced two earthquake
, shocks.
Wage Cat Precipitates
. Disorder in Arizona
(By Associated Press)
JEROME, Ariz., Feb. 11. Jerome
passed a night of apprehension follow
ing a day of turmoil precipitated by
a 75 cent cut in the wages of the four
thousand copper miners and smelter
men of the Jerome district.
Lieutenant John Sellers, command
ing 25 men from the Third infantry
regiment held himself in readiness
throughout the night to prevent the
execution of a threat made by a com
mittee of strikers, said to be composed
of I. W. W. workers, to break Into the
Jail and release 29 men held there on
a charge of traffic obstruction. Early
today mine officials said the strike
called yesterday at a mass meeting
held on the outskirts of the town had
not materialized, while the labor coun
cil was standing by its decision of
yesterday to keep the members of
the International Union of Mine, Mill
and Smelter Workers at their places
under protest pending the arrival of
Federal Mediator Hywell Davies, re
ported on his way from Washington.
TAKE ACTION TO
SAVE NEW NAVAL
BUI W PLANS
Measures Taken to Prevent
Defeat of Appropriation '
Army Bill Considered.
BULLETIN
(By Associated Press)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11. Legisla
tion for a new three-year building was
voted as a part of the annual naval ap
propriation bill today by the house,
which adopted 205 to 148 a special
rule to restore provision stricken out
yesterday on points of order by Repub
lican Leader Mann.
WASHINGTON, Feb.' 11. To save
the new three year naval building pro
gram from defeat through a parlia
mentary coup, the house rules com
mittee today ordered the report of a
rule making the legislation authorizing
the construction of 10 battle ships and
10 scout cruisers in order for house
consideration as a part of the $720,
000,000 naval appropriation bill.
While considering the large navy
appropriation bill today, the house
faced a second great appropriation
measure,, the annual army appropria
tion bill, which was reported late yes
terday by Chairman Dent of the mili
tary committee. The army bill carries
appropriations totaling $1,117,289,400,
and provides for a temporary army of
approximately 27,000 officers and 500,-
000 enlisted men. It will be called up
for consideration as soon as the naval
bill is disposed of.
Chief features of the army bill in
clude provisions for a national guard
force of 106,200 men, equipped and
supplied by the war department from
war stores; dual organization of the
temporary army providing for the old
divisions of cavalry, Infantry and ar
tillery, and the new units of aviation,
tank corps, chemical warfare and
others; restoration of the war depart
ment to the bureau system of organ
ization instead of the general staff
plan; restoration of recruitlne. and
abolishment of distinctive stripes for
overseas or home service.
SHOW HUN PLOTS
- FOR SUPREMACY
IN INDUSTRY
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Feb. 11. The report pre
pared in 1916 by German headquar
ters to show how tfermany would ben
efit from the destruction of certain
industries In France contained 482
pages, according to the statement
made to the supreme war council at
its meeting Monday afternoon by Lou
Is Klotz, the French minister of fin
ance. Material for the report was col
lected by 200 experts who were re
leased from military duty for the
purpose.
A full summary is made of every
French industry, including spinning,
dying, pottery, chemical, sugar, brew
ing, mining, leather, milling, clothing
and rope making. The report says
that all these Industries "offer excel
lent openings for German traders, in
spite of a somewhat hostile feeling."
As the French metal industry in the
occupied region had been "suppress
ed," and was without supplies of raw
material which the occupied region
could not produce, the report said that
It was possible for German traders
"to substitute yourselves In- this new
market."
Conference Approves
U. 5. Labor Features
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Feb. 11. Tvo important
features of the American and Brit
ish labor program were accepted to
day by the commission on internat
ional Labor Legislation and will form
a part of the whole project of inter
national regulation of labor which will
bo submitted to the full peace con
ference. These are the prohibition of
child labor under sixteen years of
age and the uniformity of seamen's
wr.ges.
CLYDE STRIKERS RETURN
(By Associated Press)
. LONDON, Feb. 11. All the strikers
In the Clyde district have been in
structed by their leaders to return to
work tomorrow. The instructions
were Issued today by the joint com
mittee of the strikers.
M'COMAHA BILL
WOULD EXEMPT
SERVICE HEN
DELINQUENTS
Fighters Would be Freed
From Delinquency Tax Reg
ulations Until Six Months
After Discharge. 4
36 BILLS SUBMITTED
(3y Associated Press.)
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 11. Senator
McConaha would exempt soldiers and
sailors from delinquency tax regula
tions until six months after their dis
charge under a bill which he proposed
in a bill be introduced in the Indiana
legislatune today.
Introduction of 35 bills at the morn
ing meeting of the senate made to
day the session red letter day in this
respect.
Senator Luke Duffey offered a mo
tion to instruct the senate committee
on education and request the house
to instruct its corresponding commit
tee to bring out the bills abolishing
the German language from education
al curriculum. In answer to the mo
tion, Oliver Kline, chairman of the
senate committee declared "I want
this senate to distinctly understand
that the commitee is not pro-German."
He said that a public hearing will be
held tonight by the two committees
and that the measure will be placed
before the legislative bodies as soon
as possible.
Registration Measure.
Repeal of the present registration
law without provision for a new one
was proposed in a bill introduced by
Senator Master, Senator Tague intro
duced a bill to prohibit independent
candidacy for office unless the candi
date announces his name five days be
fore the primary election. Two other
amendments to the election statutes,
one by Duncan providing for primary!
elections in March instead of May and
one by Munton permitting absent vot
ers to vote at municipal elections as
they now vote at other elections.
Amendments to bill on second read
ing consideration of committee re
ports, introduction of four bills and
presentation of petitions against en
actment of the proposed Sunday mo
tion picture and anti-German language
laws occupied the attention of the
house of the; Indiana legislature this,
morning. " At . the afternoon session
Speaker Eschbajsh said he intended to
hand down on passage, if time per
mitted, four joint senate resolutions
for amendment of the basic law of the
state, four measures passed by the
senate and eight house bills, includ
ing the administration bill for the
creation of an insurance department.
The house further reduced the sal
ary provided for in the bill recom
mended by Gov. James P. Goodrich,
which would create a separate depart
ment of banking. The bill, which as
it was introduced n the senate, pro
vided for the banking commissioner
receiving a salary of $6,000 a year,
was amended before passage by the
senate to fix the salary of $4,000 and
the house today cut this to $3,000 on
motion of Representative Mendenhall,
floor leader of the house majority.
Will Renew Attack.
Senators Beardsley and Wolfson say
they will renew their attacks on Rep
resentative Kimmel's bill abolishing
the present system of oil inspection
and re-establishing it under Republi
can supervision when it comes up for
second reading as a special order of
business late this afternoon.
Although they did not make-known
the angle from which they will attack
It, other senators expected them to
make another effort to strike out the
enacting clause. They tried this last
Friday, but Republican senators want
ed time to consider the matter.
Minority members will aid them, but
whether they will receive assistance
from the Republican side of the senate
was a matter of conjecture. If thei
pian carries, nowever, u is understood
that the administration measure plac
ing the inspection under the pure food
and drug commissioner will be amend
ed to become effective immediately.
It would now become effective Sep
tember 30 and the Kimmel measure
would permit the present oil inspect
ors to conduct the work until that
time.
House Gets Bill.
Senator Bower's bill permitting cor
porations to surrender their franchises
at any time and come under jurisdic
tion of the public service commission,
which passed the - senate yesterday,
was transmitted to the house today.
It was intended to affect rural tele
phone lines, but would also apply to
other larger corporations.
With thewoman's suffrage resolu
tion passed by a unanimus vote late
yesterday afternoon out of the way,
the members of the house were ready
to consider on final reading other pro
posed amendments to the state consti
tution of less wide interest.
Speaker Eschbach, however, was un
certain whether any of these would
be handed down today. Among these
were the resolutions providing for the
word "white" being stricken from the
constitution, providing for easier
amendment of the constitution here
after, fixing the terms, and number
of judges of the supreme court, and
providing how property may be classi
fied for taxation, and others.
The speaker had a number of bills
to hand down on third reading, none
of which is regarded as of wide in
terest. ,
Votes Change.
, Heated debate accompanied an un
successful effort by Senator Ratts yes
terday to revise a proposed constitu
tional amendment so as to provide
that the legislature shall provide for
the "selection" instead of the "ap
pointment" of the state superinten
dent of publiQinstruction. The vote
Continued On Page Five.
German Armistice Delegation Asks Further Extention
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German armistice delegation arriving at railroad station at Treves, Germany, allies' headquarters. .
Further extensions of the time mentioned In the armistice terms given Germany are to be arranged Feb. 17, the
date.the present armistice expires. The allied armistice commission under General Foch will meet the German dele
gates at Treves, Germany, to arrange the extensions and revise some of the details of the terms. The picture above,
taken at the last extension, shows Matthias Erzberger, head. of the delegation, in the center. At his left is Count Ob
erndorff. At the left of the photo is General von Cundell. The man at the right is the military interpreter.
PENNSY EMPLOYE
RETI RHS WITH
SERVICE RECORD
"Old Jack" Hill, who has been in
the service of the Pennsylvania rail
road company here for the last thirty
seven years, was formally escorted to
his home Tuesday afternoon , by a
guard of honor composed of most of
the other employes at the old round
house, and forbidden to come back to
work.
Hill, who is a machinist, was en
titled to a pension and retirement
last August, but because of the war
he stayed in service. He entered the
Pennsylvania's employ on June 6,
188L During a stretch of six years,
when he was working ' a twelve-hour
shiftattifghtr he" missed only' one
hour, and that was when a train on
which he was riding was late. Twenty-nine
years of his service has been
night work.
In honor of his retirement, and also
for his faithful service as weather
prophet, he was presented with an
easy chair and enough tobacco to last
for many years, - by the other em
ployes. COMMITTEE STUDIES
ARMISTICE QUESTION
(By Associated Press)
PARIS, Feb. 11. In view of the
complexity and diversity of the prob
lems raised by the armistice, says a
Havas report, the supreme war coun
cil has appointed a committee of eight
members to which will be entrusted
the task of studying these questions.
The council, therefore, has postponed
for a few days the adoption of condi
tions to be imposed upon Germany,
so as to be better prepared as to the
means for insuring their execution.
The committee is composed of Nor
man Davis and General Bliss, for Am
erica; Lord Robert Cecil and Major
N. G. Thwaites, for England; Dr.
Silvic Crespi and General Cavellero,
for Italy, and Etienne elemental and
General Degoutte, for France. It held
its first meeting, last night at six ;
o'clock. General Degoutte. who had
been summoned by telephone from
Lille, could not arrive in time, how- (
ever, and the committee meeting wm
continue today. When a draft of the
renditions has been nreDared. it will
be submitted on Wednesday to the
council for definite approval.
bolshevhTdrTven
back by allies
(By Associated Press)
LONDON, Feb. 11. The Bolshevik!
lannrhpri an infantry attack on Satur
day against the allied positions near
SreHmairrpTiEra. southeast of ArcnanEel
oriri wprp rpnnlsed. according to ani
official statement on activities in nor
thern Russia, isued by the war office
tonight.
Powder Plant Is
Wrecked by Explosion
' (By Associated Press)
ST. LOUIS, Feb. 11. An explosion
late last night wrecked the plant of
the Egyptian Powder company, two
miles south of Herrin, Illionis, accord
ing to advices received here early to
day. The explosion occurred in the
glazing department. The detonation
shattered windows for a distance of
two miles from the plant. The cause
of the explosion has not been deter
mined. No lives were lost.
Rae to Attend Church
Meeting at Louisville
--t ' :'- ' V-
Dr. J. J. Rae, pastor of the First
Presbyterian church, was unable to at
tend the great Presbyterian conference
On Tuesday in Chicago, because of en
gagements, but he will attend a similar
convention in Louisville, Ky Thurs
day and Friday.
WHEAT PLEDGE
WILL BE KEPT
GORE PROMISES
Obligation as Inviolate as
Government Bond, Says
Senator Has Advantage.
"(By Associatea jrressl .
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 Senator
Gore, of Oklahoma, chairman of the
senate agriculture . committee, in an
address-today In th& senate, declared
that the farmers of the United States
could , rest assured that the govern
ment would keep faith with them in
carrying out the guaranty of a price
of $2.26 a bushel for wheat. The gov
ernment, he said, should pay the dif
ference between the guaranteed price
and the price dictated by the law of
supply and demand for to do otherwise
would "create a state of unstable econ
omic equilibrium."
The presidential proclamation fixing
the price for 1919 wheat. Senator
Gore asserted, "creates an obligation
against the government an obliga
tion which is as sacred and an obliga
tion which is held as inviolable as that
of a thrift stamp of a United States
bond." '
Of the two methods of carrying out
the guaranty requiring the consumer
to pay the difference between the
fixed price and price in the unregu
lated market and authorizing the gov
ernment to pay this difference, Sena
tor Gore said economic consideration
recommended the latter, which . has
been endorsed by the house agricul
ture committee and embodied in its
bill.
Price Fixing Unsuccessful.
To make the consumer pay the dif
ference, the senator said, would only
mean a continuation of the inflation
manifested during the war which
might have serious consequences.
"Serious as th charge might be
upon the treasury,"
the senator said, j
"it would be free from economic dis
advantages of the other method. It
would not throw wages, costs and
prices out of alignment and would
not create a state of unstable econ
omic equilibrium."
Price fixing as regards wheat, he
said, had not been successful. It had
caused a loss, he claimed, of $800.-
000,000 to the farmers in two years,
with only a "slight individual saying number of workers affected, he con
when distributed among the millions sidfred some earlier union estimates
of consumers". " of 300,000 as "too high".
To the average family, he said, less
than $15 a year on the bread con
sumed had been saved.
"A sort of even handed justice seems
to be protecting the farmer and sav
ing him. harmless," he said. "For
violating the first law of economics,:
we are now sentenced to pay a tine
estimated by the department of agri
culture to reach $1,250,000,000."
Chronic State of
Disorder at Omsk
(By Associated Press!
LONDON, Monday, Feb. 10. (Via
Montreal) A member of the Canadian
contingent at Omsk, describing the
situation there, says the country is in
such a chronic state of disorder that
often no trains run for weeks, accord
ing to Reuters dispatch
"Refugees are flocking into Omsk in
a woeful condition," he says. "TI
Bolsheviki have innumerable men and
a more or less organized army of Bol
sheviki are everywhere. We never
take chances and we speak to nobody
but our own men. We never go out
in less than gangs of six and then fully
armed. : : ir
"It is rumored that 75 per cent of
the population of Omsk, the popula
tion of which is 200.000, are Bolshe
viki, but If they start anything we are
ready to handle them. The American
Red Cross are doing wonderful work
here. They have a large staff work
ing night and day trying to straighten
out the pitiable tangle. The roads are
terrible. Our food is of the best"
COUNTY FARM INMATES
CARED FOR IN 1918
FOR $2.16 A WEEK
Despite the increased cost of living,
the Wayne county poor farm cost the
county only $6,295.42 to maintain dur
ing the year 1918, a per capita figure
per week for each inmate of $2.16. A
new tractor, bought for $1,450, makes
up most of the increase over last
year's figure of $4,133.93.
Total cost of the institution during
the year for maintenance, supplies
and employes was $21,862.08, as
against last years' figure of $18,563.95.
But receipts from products sold were
$10,899.66 this year as against slightly
over ; $10,000f6r last year. ' Gain ' in
personal property was 4fi67 for the
year, so that the total net cost is that
given above.
Number of inmates for the year is
given as 56. Twenty-three were ad
mitted, and there were 16 deaths dur
ing the year. Health of the inmates
is given as generally good.
Products consumed that were raised
on. the farm is given amounting to
about $6,400. Of this pork was $2,
600, garden truck, $1,200, cattle $800,
and potatoes and canned vegetables,
$1,800.
GERMAN PRESIDENT
IS NAMED TODAY
WEIMAR, J Feb. 11. The German
national assembly has adopted the
provisional constitution with little
amendment. The national president
will be elected Tuesday.
Claim Building Work
Is at Lowest Ebb
- NEW YORK. Feb. 11 A strike of
the basic building construction un
ions, involving thousands of workers
employed on contracts for the Build
ing Trades Employers Association in
many - cities throughout the country,
was to eo into force durine the dav.
according to William L. Hutcheson,
president of the United Brotherhood
of Carpenters and Joiners of America,
Mr. Hutcheson said he issued the
general strike call last night after a
conference here with thirty union of-i
ficials. Th strike was called, Mr.
Hutcheson declared, in sympathy with
striking carpenters.
While Mr. Hutcheson said it was im-
possible to estimate the approximate
Roland Taylor, president of the
Building Trades Employers' associa
tion, said that work in the trade was
at its lowest ebb in the country.
THE WEATHER
For Indiana by United States Wea
ther Bureau Fair tonight except prob
ably rain in extreme north portion.
Warmer in central and southeast por
tions Wednesday, fair.
Today's Temperature
Noon 35
- Yesterday .
Maximum 32
Minimum ........................ 20
For Wayne county by W. E. Moore
Partly cloudy tonight and Wednes
day, snow followed by fair. . Falling
weather Wednesday.
General Conditions The storm over
the northwest which caused the snow
today arrived as per schedule and is
moving slowly eastward. A ' decided
rise in temperature is taking place
over the Mississippi valley due to
low barometric pressure central near
Lake Winnepeg. Spring temperatures
in the northwest, 56 at Medicine Hat
and 56 at Miles City, Mont. A cold
wave is over the southeast, below
freezing in Alabama, Mississippi and
Georgia, and freezing at Jacksonville,
t ia. Another storm has made its ap
pearance on the Pacific coast, heavy
rains at San Francisco, 2.52 inches.
Severe cold over the northeast, 20 be
low zero at Stone Cliffe, Ont, J
APPREHENSION
IS CAUSED BY
ATTITUDE OF
JAP NATION
Developments Show Japan
Threatens War Against
China if Secret Treaties Are
Revealed at Congress.
DOCUMENTS STOLEN
(By Associated Pruss)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 Japan's at
titude toward China in the peace con
ference is causing grave apprehension
among the representatives of the" oth
er associated powers. According to
official diplomatic information reach
ing here, Japan virtually has threat
ened war If China makes public sec
ret treaties between the-two countries
and fails to carry out an agreement
to make Japan the successor of Ger
many in rights, property and conpes
sions held by Germany at the out
break of the European war. .
China is relying on the peace con
ference, where her delegates are said
to have made an excellent impres
sion, and is seeking support from the
United States and Great Britain.
Advices from the Orient through
diplomatic channels, the , American
minister at Peking, seeking to. reas
sure the Chinese foreign minister with
statements of the friendship of the
United States government, was told
frankly that the foreign minister did
not see how at this time the United
States and Great Britain could divert
their attention to the Orient when the
European situation demanded so much
attention. -
Handled in Paris.
When the Chinese peace delegates
arrived in Paris, the information now
available discloses, they reported
that their copies of the secret treaties
were stolen from their baggage while
they were passing through Japan, and
consequently they were unable to car
ry out their purpose of making them
public at the conference.
Officials of the state department de
clined to make any formal comment
today -. on the situation. , The impres
sion was given out that the whole
matter was being handled in Paris.
According to the report receiver
here the threats against China were
conveyed to the Chinese foreign min
ister by the Japanese minister in Pek
ing in thinly veiled terms. The Japan
ese minister is said to have pointed
out that Japan had an army of more
than a million men idle at home, fully
equipped and with arms and muni
tions enough to conduct a long war,
and to have pointed out that Japan
had more than a half million tons
of shipping with the intimation that
this would be ready on short notice
for active work. He also is said to
have referred pointedly to the large
sums of money owed to Japan by
China, and to the fact that China had
been unable to live up to her financial
agreements.
Japan Urges Ratification.
Upon arriving in Paris without the
copy of the treaty which they had
been instructed to use in seeking to
break Japan's grip, the Chinese dele
gates made verbal reports of the sub
stance of these treaties to some of the
peace delegates of the other countries;
This led the Japanese authorities to
demand of China that ehe disavow
this action on the part of her dele
gates and that she keep secret the
treaties.
Some of the secret treaties had not
yet been ratified by the Chinese gov
ernment, although Japan has ratified
them and according to today's advices
the Japanese government is bringing
every pressure to bear on China to
ratify them before anything can be
done at Paris. r; - , -m
The most important of the treaties
as yet unratified by China is the
agreement of Sept. 24, 1918, which
grants Shantung to Japan and admits
Japan . as the successor to Germany
rights, concessions and property in
the Shantung district. This includes
railways, mines and other valuable
properties and the rights to them for
a long term of years. According to
the Chinese claims, Japan already has
possession under treaties and agree
ments of two-fifths of the iron ore de
posit of the entire Chinese republic
and is seeking possession of the other
three-fifths. . - : ?
Although they so far have been able
to resist the Japan demand, the Chin
ese officials now say that the pressure
is becoming unbearable. - - .
SEATTLE STRIKE
BROUGHT TO END
(By Associated Press. 1
SEATTLE, Wash., Feb. 11 Seattle's .
general strike, the first of its kind
and scope in America was to end at
noon today, the hour set by the gen
eral strike committee for the work
ers to return to their places.
The strike was called last Thurs
day when 30,000 men and women quit
work in sympathy with the strike of
25;000 metal trades workers. The
metal workers chiefly i of - the ship
yards and whose action has tied up
temporarily Seattle's large shipbuild
ing plants, remain out. It was esti
mated . about five. 2 thousand union
workers who went on strike Thursday
last i returned to their posts yester
day. r ' More returned this morning.
Street car executives voted to main
tain car service' which seemingly was
in full operation.
Military forces, it was said by army
officers, will remain on duty here un
til all danger of possible disorder ia -ended.
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