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LANS1NG CORROBORATED (From Harvey's Weekly.) Among the most amusing yet also most pathetic utterances of the time have been the desperate efforts of apologists of the late administration to discredit and belittle Robert Lan sing and to break the force of the revelations made by him in his nar rative of the peace negotiations. In . this they have been deplorably ill-1 advised, for the net result has inevit ably been to advertise and to empha size the very facts which cause them the most distress. As a crowning I i folly, they are now appealing to the book written by M. Andre Tardieu, in the vainest of vain hopes that it will be accepted as a refutation of Mr. Lansing. It is, of course, no such thing. It CHARLES LUNDWALL HEATING & PLUMBING Repairing of All Kinds. Prices Reasonable. 424 E. Main. 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Of course these two books are written from almost dia metrically opposite points of view, and for widely different purposes. Mr. Lansing was—at least nominally and technically—President Wilson's aid, an( j Xardieu was M. Clemenceau's Each has naturally and properly giv en chief attention in his narrative to the policy and the doings of his own chief. That fact indicates the con trast between them, and suggests the folly of regarding the one as a coun terblast against the other. You can not disprove the pons asinorum by demonstrating the binormial theorem. Not only, however, does M. Tardieu not contradict Mr. Lansing on essen tial matters of fact, but also he ap pears very directly and positively to confirm him in some of the most im portant of his statements. Thus Mr. Lansing charged, or complained, or what not, that the "Big Four" prac tically dominated and dictated to the whole conference, and did so in and through private meetings. Tardieu does not dispute, conteary, he admits it, and seeks to justify and even to commend it.."Does anyone really believe," he asks, "that This M. On the the private conversations were not of importance? Does anyone really be lieve that it would have been possible to do the work that had to be done except by those who had full respon sibility and sovereign power of de cision? M. Tardieu and Mr. Lansing are at variance in their opinions of the propriety of those secret quad rilateral conclaves; one the fact of their existence and their influence, they are in exact accord. Again, Mr. Lansing told us that the allies desired to follow the usual procedure of expeditiously making a simple preliminary treaty of peace, leaving all details of readjustment to more mature deliberations and a sec ond and definitive treaty; but that Mr. Wilson vetoed that plan and in sisted upon deferring everything un til a complete and definitive treaty could be prepared, in which his Lea gue of Nations should have first place. This he did partly because he did not want to have to submit two treaties successively to the senate for ratification, and partly because he wanted to compel the adoption of the covenant of the league by making it a prerequisite and sine qua non of any treaty of peace. On this point M. Tardieu confirms Mr. Lansing in the most positive manner. The pre liminary peace plan, he tells us, was strongly desired, particularly by France, but it was abandoned be cause of the opposition of President Wilston. It is highly gratifying thus to have these two important authorities so exactly agree upon the fundamental facts in the case. It affords a wel come promise of freedom from acri monious controversies over the ways and means of making peace at the end of the great war. If such men as M. Tardieu and Mr. Lansing agree, it will little matter what lesser men In fact, we are encourag may say. ed to doubt whether any serious writ ers will be at variance with these. It will be remembered that of the four blind men of Hindoostan who, in the fable, "went forth to see. the ele phant," each described the creature in an entirely different way from the others, according to the point of con tact The real moral of the fable is, however, that their four accounts, al though so widely different, were all quite true. They differed, but they did not contradict. So, we expect, it will be with the numerous accounts of the making of the treaty of Ver sailles. STATE PRISON WARDEN jMontana Record Herald.) The people of the state doubtless are interested in the appointment of M. W. Potter as warden of the state prison, in place of Frank Conley. The reasons for the appointment undoubt edly will be appreciated and com mended by the public. Governor Dix on for the next three years and a helf will be responsible for the adminis tration of the state government, in cluding the state prison. It is im perative that the warden of the state prison, as well as the heads of the other state institutions, be absolutely appointing Mr. Potter warden the governpr has selected a man who stands in that necessary relation with him. In addition to that Mr. Potter has demonstrator as sheriff of Carbon county and in other official positions that he is fully qualified to make a successful state prison warden, and to equal the record of Mr. Conley or any other man in charge of such an institution anywhere. He has the courage, the business capacity, the breadth of vision, the experience with criminals, and the knowledge of his own state and its public affairs nec essary to"a state prison warden. And, we bespeak for him a distinguished as well as successful administration of the prison. The displacement of Mr. Conley as warden was due entirely to the im porative need felt by the governor to put at the head of the penitentiary a man with whom he could work on a basis of the fullest understanding and trust. It will be noted that the Democratic and anti-administration newspapers of the state are unified in adversely criticising Governor Dix od for displacing Mr. Conley. By this solid opposition they prove the neces sity for the removal of Mr. Conley, and the appointment in his stead of a man who lacks the sympathy of Governor Dixon's enemies. * The Democratic press and the anti administration newspapers of all kinds and Mr. Conley are all in hearty sympathy, so the newspapers desi gnated all resent the removal of the latter. These papers are solidly against Dixon and solidly for Con ley. They seek themselves. But Governor Dixon is compelled to con sider his responsibility, and to make sure that no condition will interfere with an administration of the state government by him valuable to the people. It cost the taxpayers of the state the very substantial sum of $546,823 68 cents to run the state prison dur ing the past two years under the war denship of Mr. Conley, an appointee of former Governor Stewart. When a warden of a prison expends over half a million dollars in two years, or over a million dollars in four years, in a state administration, the governor of the state and head of that administration, must, if his re sponsibility to the people is to be protected, have a man in the warden's office who is in the closest touch with "him, and who fully sympathises with all his policies and is actuated by the sole desire to help carry out to his fullest ability those policies. This principle applies to any and all state offices under the governor. Mr. Conley was a successful admin, issrator of the prison, but Governor Dixon has the same ability at his command in Mr. Potter, and also a relation with the latter that safe guards the administration interests, which he did not have with Mr. Con ley. The people of the state, the fairminded people—which excludes the opposition Democratic and the anti administration newspapers — will grant that he was justified in his action, that, indeed, his action was obligatory. That this reason controlled the gov ernor was stated in a letter written by the latter to Mr. Conley, which contained the following clear expos ition of the governor's motives: "I had first hoped that matters might be so adjusted as not to make it necessary to make any chage in the wardenship, but, in the situation I am facing and some of the forces that are apparently determined to handicap me in the state administra tiop, I feel that in order to carry out the work of the administration it will be better for everyone concern ed if the man in charge of the state prison should be one with whom I could work in perfect harmony with our any mental reservation. Mr. Conley was a successful war den, but he was no more so than will be Warden Potter. Mr. Conley haid the wardne's office for a very long term, and while giving the state good service, in the course of the 32 years he had charge of the prison either as prison cohrtactor or warden, he amassed a fortune, so he retires well yy provided for and with a record com mended by his fellow citizens and doubtless satisfactory to himself. The Record Herald is sure that the people of Montana repose the greatest confidence in Governor Dixon, and that since responsibility for the state government and the state prison rests upon him, will fully justify his ac tion in the premises. THT WORTH OF A SMILE (Grand Rapids Herald.) Little Jimmy Godfrey, aged 13, climbed a tree—out in Kansas Cit— to gather walnuts. He came in con tact with an electric wire. One side of his face was burned, leaving an ugly scar. A damage suit against the power and light company was instituted on Jimmy's behalf. The chief element of damage about which the claim centered was that Jimmy had lost his youthful smile. One the witness stand, Jimmy was asked to try to smile. The only result was a puckering of the lips and a melan choly drawing of the face. A physic ian testified that the smile muscle scarred tissue above. The jurj prom ptly returned a verdict giving Jimmy $20,000. That becomes the officially fixed value of a smile, Moral; If a smile,is worth $20,000 when you lose it, it is worth $20,000 when you use it. The world is full of Jimmy Godfreys—some of 'em little chaps like him, some of 'em big, grown-up folks. Some of 'em are like Jimmy used to be—with a warming, cheering, helpful smile that makes life happier for everybody in it. Some of 'em are like Jimmy is now—"Smile muscle' always gone—instead, a deep, dark, foreboding frown that f < < » »»»» ■»♦♦»»»*»»♦» It HEAD STUFFED FROM ! 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