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Westerner Adopt Resolution Appro
Ing of Establishment of League of
Nations, and Urging Senators
to Support Proposition.
Bait Lake City. Delegate to the
Mountain congreM fur a league of
nations at a meeting hero Saturday
afternoon adopted resolutions declar
ing thut -aee, liberty and Justice
among the nations of- the world could
be established by a league of nntlons
and approving the promised . union as
set forth at the Paris ieaee conference.
W. R, Wallace was elected chalrinun
of the Mountain congress resolutions
committee, which Included the follow
Ing :
Utah John C. Cutler, William Spry,
Simon Bamberger, C. W. Nlbley, W. N.
Wllluins, Noble Warruin, George Al
bert Smith, Alfred W. Agee, Ugden;
Mrs. Kmeiine Wells, J. Will Knight, A.
E. Harvey, Dr. E, O. Petersou. Logan ;
J. W. Funk, Richmond ; W. R. Wallace,
Rev. Peter A. Slmpkln, Dr. Ernest A,
Idaho Joint W. Hart, RIgby; D. W.
Standrod, Pocatello ; Mark Austin, Rex
burg. Wyoming Caurles D. Carey, Chey
enne; K. II. Hudsell, Rawlins; Mrs.
Cora 15. Wjuamnker, Rock Springs.
Following are tiie resolutions as
"We the delegates to the Mountain
congress of the League to Enforce
Peace from the states of Utah, Idaho
and Wyoming, desire to express our
opinion on the most Important question
of the hour.
"The armies of Germany having boon
repulsed, Jver fleet given up and nil the
countries In arms against us and our
co-belligerents having surrendered at
discretion, It has become the duty of
the victorious democracies to arrange
tlve terms of peace and bring order
linong the peoples disorganized by war,
o that pence, liberty and Justice may
bo established and maintained upon an
enduring foundution.
"We believe that this enn be done by
menus of a league of nntlons of which
our nation Is an essential part. We
are convinced that the constitution or
covenant for such a league as recom
mended by the leugue of nations com
mittee at the peace conference In Paris
l"weU adapted for this purpose and
;rlwt In prliielpIeTlf should be accepted
by our people and ratified by the Ren
ate; and we do most heartily approve
of the establishment of a league of
Resolutions favoring establishment
of a league of nations were adopted
by the Women's Woodrow Wilson club
of Salt Lake at a meeting held Satur
day night.
A new state organization of the
League to Enforce Pence was formed
at a meeting held at 4 p. m. Saturday
afternoon in the Tabernacle. Senator
W. N. Williams was elected president
and Prof. B. R. Lewis secretary.
The new organization is to be In
the bands of an executive committee of
eighteen prominent citizens of the
state. Those named on the committee
were1 Gov. Simon Bamberger, John C.
Cutler, William Spry, Rev. Peter A.
Sim i in, Mayor W. Mont Ferry, George
Atbe.t Smith, John A. Wldtsoe, W, R.
Wall.ice nnd J. Will Knight. The rest
of the committee will be composed of
.nine prominent women of the state to
be named at various times.
Declaring that tho retail merchant Is
In a unique position with regard to the
progress of civic affairs, Edward A.
Fllene, lioston retuil merchant, ad
dressed i he members of the Commer
cial cluli at tbelr luncheon Saturday on
' "Reconstruction, ns It Concerns the
Retail Store."
Fcner President's Aunt Dies.
MUUiury, Mass. Miss Delia Clmpln
Torre.w aged 93 years, aunt of former
President Willlnm II. Taft, died Feb
ruary 22 at the Torrey mansion after
a brief Illness due to a general break
down. The only relative at the bed
side was a nephew, Horace Taft.
' Gibbons Pleads Ireland's Cause.
Philadelphia. A resolution present
ed by Cardinal Gibbons, urging the
peace congress to apply to Ireland the
doctrine of national self-determination
was adopted at the closing Session on
Sunday of the convention of the Irish
race In America.
Photograph Heroes' Graves.
Washington. Every Identified grave
of an American soldier In France will
be photographed by the American Red
Cross and the picture sent to the sol
dier's next of kin. Several hundred
photographs have been tnken and for
warded to relatives.
Rail Revolving Fund Bill Passed.
.Washington. The bill appropriating
v50,000,000 for the railroad admlnls
ration revolving fund In addition to
the $500,000,000 curried In the act
which provided for federal control, was
Vassed by the house Friday.
Tumulty Not a Candidate.
' Jersey City, N. J. Joseph P. Turn-
nlty, secretary to President Wilson,
will not tie a candidate for the Detno-
eratlc nomination for governor of Ne
Jersey, he declared In a letter mad'
public here on February 2L
Premier Paderewski Declare That
the Country Need a Larger Army
and Compulsory Service to
Fight Anarchy.
Warsaw. The second lmiortnnt
meeting of Kuroi' newest parlia
ment, the Polish national assembly,
was held on February 21 and was
marked by the formal turning over by
General Joseph Pilsudskl of his author
ity as dictator and Its return to him.
subject tb the approval of the diet.
Ignace Jan Paderewski, the prender,
informed the parliament of the coun
try's situation and asked for a vote
of confidence in the mlulstry.
The narrow balconies were crowded
v.-lth spectators, while the lower floor
was reserved for the members of the
assembly. The prescuce of peasants
in nutlonal costume, with here and
there priests and rabbis, testified that
the assembly was not ruled by a clique
of landed nobility.
General Pilsudskl, In accepting his
appointment as head of the state,
elicited applause by saying he accepted
the duty imposed upon him, but felt
that he had too arbitrary a tempera
ment for a role which required the
conciliatory attributes of a statesman.
Premier Ptidcrewskl, In a lengthy ad
dress, declared that the country need
ed a large army and compulsory serv
Ice to fight Bolshevism. Secondly, ho
said, another effort must be made to
promote the prosperity of the workers
and give them better homes. Land
must be secured to peasants who had
none and more given to those who had
only a little, but land reforms must
not be carried out too hastily.
Was Shot by a Count, Who in Turn
Was Wounded by Guard.
Munich, Bavaria. Kurt Eisner, the
Bavarian premier, was assassinated
February 21, by Lieutenant Count
Arco Valley. The count was himself
wounded by a guard and is reported
to be dying.
The assassination of the premier,
who was shot at from a distance, wns
quickly followed by the shooting of
Herr. Auer, the Bavarian minister of
the Interior. The shooting took place
(hiring a session of the Lnnatag. while
Auer was alluding to the assassination
of Premier Eisner.
Declares Proposed League of Nation
is Radical Departure. .
Washington. Criticising the league
of nations as "the most radical de
parture" from President Washington's
policies and as spelling the end of the
Monroe doctrine, Senator Borah of
Idaho, Republican member of the for
eign' relations committee, declared In
the senate on February 21, that before
the plan was adopted the Amerlcnn
people should be allowed to give a ver
dict on It.
General Deniklne Routs Anarchists,
uuessa. me anti-uoishevist army
of General Denlkino has reached the
Caspian sea, having advanced 350
versts nnd captured 31,000 prisoners,
05 guns and eight armored trains.
Jooph J. Grew I secretary and u
pervUIng director 6f the American
commission to negotiate peace, with
the rank of minister plenipotentiary.
Recogniie Paderewski Government
- t l a
x-Hris. uuicini announcement was
made Fridoy by representatives of the
allies nt their meeting at the Qual
d'Orsny of a decision that the allies
should recognize the Polish' govern'
ment headed by Ignnce Paderewski.
Bavarian Minister Killed.
uuiwxvii. n. urruiiin wireless mes
sage received here - quotes Phltlpp
Schledemunn, German chancellor, as
Raying that Herr RossliumiHer, Ba
varian minister of war, has been
f Conflicting Tiioughts "
r"i l tmr.-'t 1 11 r i ...p.
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Former President in Address at San
Francisco Condemn Senator
. Who Have Opposed League
of Nation Plan.
San Francisco. Former President
William H. Taft, addressing the clos
ing session Thursday night, February
20, of the Pacific coast congress of
the League to Enforce Peace, replied
to his critics and opponents of the
plan for the establishment of a league
of nations, and referred particularly to
an open letter addressed to him by
United States Senator William E.
Borah of Idaho, which questioned the
efficiency of the Monroe doctrine in
the event the league of nations plan
was adopted.
"Senator Borah wants to know, in
what he calls an open letter," said Mr.
Taft, "whether I would consent to a
league of nations in which the Monroe
doctrine Is not recognized. I will
answer him by saying that I would
like to have the Monroe doctrine ac
knowledged specifically by such a
league, but if a recognition of its prin
ciples is contained in the covennnt for
such a league I would not object to the
form In which it Is put
"Article X of the covenant drafted
in Paris extends the Monroe doctrine
to the entire world and gives it tne
backing of the entire world. Conse
quently it recognizes the Monroe doc
trine, and I am In entire support of
that covenant.
Refer to "Wild Word."
"What I would like to ask Senator
Borah Is this: If he Insists on the
specific acknowledgment of the Mon
roe doctrine In the covenant for the
league of nations, and If such recog
nition Is given It Jn the covenant as
finally ngreed upon in Tarls, will he
vote for a treaty based upon the coven
unt as finally amended?
"The wild words of Representative
Fess and Senators Reed and Polndex-
ter, shot out Into the air on the theory
that the people of this country do not
read or thut they will accept their bald
statements unquestionably, would be
humorous If they were not the utter
ances of such eminent and learned
Characterizing as "small Americans"
members of the United States senate
who are opposing the covenant for a
league of nations, Mr. Taft made on
especial appeal to the women of
the Pacific coast to bring , their influ
ence to' bear on the senate in behalf
of ratification of the league. "Certain
small Americans on the floor of the
United estates senate profess to see
dire danger and eventual disaster to
the country if we enter Into a league
of nations," said Mr. Taft
"I do not use the terra 'small Amer
icans' In an Invidious sense, but simply
to imply that these gentlemen have a
small view of America; the provin
cial, selfish view that the highest duty
of America is to preserve for our own
people, beyond which we have no other
responsibility toward the rest of the
Follett Declare He Will
Longer Permit Aspersion.
Washington. Senator La Follette of
Wisconsin vigorously defended his loy
alty in a long address Thursday night
In the senate on what he pictured as
causes for popular unrest In tho Unit
ed States. The senator declared br
would no lottger permit aspersions on
his loyalty, and declared that his sole
aim was to preserve pure democracy
In thl country.
Patrick' Henry' Home Destroyed.
Lynchburg, Va. "Red Hill," the his
toric home of Patrick Henry In Hall
tax county, obout thirty miles from
Lynchburg, was destroyed by fire
which swept the house unchecked be
cause of frozen water pipes.
Clemenceau May Be III 8om Tim,
Fnrls. It is now expected that Pre
mier ClemenceoVs absence from the
supreme council of the pence confer
ence may be prolonged, as his condl
tion Is undeniably much worse than
was at first reported.
To Accomplish This All Commissions
Dealing With Reparations, Boun
daries and Economic and Finan
cial Issue Must Hasten Work.
Paris. Result of far-reaching char-
acrer were obtained at the meeting of
i lie council of ttie great' powers on
February 22, when resolutions were
adopted requiring such a speeding up
of all work of the peace conference as
to permit the formation of a prelimi
nary peace treaty by the time Presl
dent Wilson returns to Paris in the
middle of March. To accomplish this
all commissions deul'ng with the big
questions of reparations, boundaries
and economic and financial issues must
leport to the supreme council within
tho next two week-, or by March 8
at the latest. Thaso reports, in turn,
will form a basis for the drafting of
the treaty.
n extensive program had been care
fully matured within the past few days
and it was brought to a culmination
Saturday, when A. 3. Balfour, the
British foreign secretary, and Colonel
E. M. House of the American delega
Hon called on Premier ClemeBeeaurl
They found the wounded statesman
dressed and sitting up and keenly alert
and fully agreed on the plan tor rapid
acceleration of work.
This brought together the British,
American and French viewpoints for
a rapid course of action, assuring the
earliest possible peace. Shortly after
ward the supreme council met and rat
ified the program.
Outstanding Loan Total $108,000,000.
Washington. Outstanding loans of
the war finance corporation amount to
$108,000,000, It was reported February
22. The corporation also has practi
cally underwritten more "than $100,000,
000 of other loans to Industries essen
tial to the war, without actually fur
nishing the funds. Loans to railroads
amounted to $70,000,000.
Trotzky Warns the Finns.
Stockholm. Leon Trotzky, Bolshe
vik minister of war, has issued a proc
lamation at Petrograd declaring a de
sire to maintain peace with Finland,
but warning that country that the so
viet government will take counter
measures If the concentration of Fin
nish troops on the Russian frontier
Premier Clemenceau was ehot by an
anarchlte, three (hot striking the
great French statesman, but hi In
juries are not regarded a serlou.
Approve Leasing Measure.
Washington. The house on . Febru
ary 18 adopted by a vote of 232 to 100
the conferees' report on the oil and
mineral land leasing bill, which opens
up for development vast areas of west
ern lands.
Cruiser Birmingham Back Horn.
Boston. The scout, cruiser Birming
ham arrived at the navy yard Tuesday
from foreign waters. Under command
of Captain C. H. Hussey she served
n a mother ship for the first flotilla
of destroyers sent overseas.
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Munich Placed Under Martial Law Fol
lowing Assassination of Premiers
Germany Said to Be Casting
About for a Dictator.
Berlin. Germany, Austria and Hum
gary are in the throes of terrorist re
volts which threaten to make the com
munist stage of the French revolution
took mild by comparison.
In Germany the outbreak is thus far
confined to Bavaria, whose capital,
Munich, was placed under martial law
following the assassination of Premier
Kurt Eisner and the subsequent shoot
ing of nine men, at least four of whom,
Including two cabinet members, are
dead, while five other members of the
government may die from their
The situation in Austria Is obscure,
but ominous reports are filtering
through from Vienna Indicating the
stage lias been set there for a simi
lar upheaval.
In Hungary the capital, Budapest, is
the seat of a terrorist- outbreak sim
ilar to the Bavarian, except that so
far no bloodshed has been reported.
The city Is under martial law.
Government troops are marching on
Munich to put down the revolt.
All Germany Is casting about for a
dictator, a man of iron who will .fight
terror with terror. No. one of that cal
iber is In the offing now, however,
though the new revolution may pro
duce him at any moment.
Upon an antl-terrorlst campaign
with blood and Iron alone do the Ger
man people at present pin their faint
hopes for salvation from the most ter
rible civil war the world has seen.
Ship on Which He Was Returning
Home Narrowly Escapes Grounding
Boston. The president's ship and its
destroyer escort, the Harding, lost
their bearings In the heavy fog and
rain off the Massachusetts coast Sun
day afternoon while running for Bos
ton light and came within perhaps 1000
yards of grounding off the beach at
Thatcher's island, Cape Anne.
Warning came Just In' time to pre
vent an accident. Troops and passen
Ped on deck, but there was no
panic. President
Wilson appeared
quite unconcerned.
Alleged Plot to Kill President.
New York. Plans for bomb out
rages in Boston and attempts on the
life of President Wilson are alleged
by the police to have been discovered
following two raids here by members
of the bomb squad of police headquar
ters and agents of the United States
government in which fourteen men
were arrested.
Dr. Mary Walker Dead.
Wntertown, N. Y. Dr. Mary Walk
er, aged 87 years, died at her home on
Bunker Hill February 21 after a long
Illness. She was a surge,on In the civil
war and was awarded a congressional
medal of honor. She gained consider
able fame by being the only woman
allowed to appear In male attire by an
net of congress.
Reed Criticises League.
Washington. Senator Reed of Mis
souri, Democrat, delivered a two-hour
address Saturday In which he attacked
the league of nation's constitution, de
claring It meant abdication of Araerl
can sovereignty, violated the federal
constitution nnd would involve the
United States In all foreign entangle
Salvationists to Discard Tambourine,
New York. Tambourines and free
will offering boxes which for more
than thirty-five years have been used
by . the Salvation army In gathering
funds, are to be abandoned, says
statement Issued . by Commander
Evangeline Booth In announcing plans
for a lrive" for $10,000,000 in May.
- Clothing Needed In Europe.
Washington. Herbert Hoover, head
of the European relief administration
has cabled the American Red Cross
that an Immediate supply of clothing
of every kind Is absolutely vital to
the health and life of "millions of
men, women and children freed from
the German yoke." . :
Yosngest Soldier Discovered.
Philadelphia. The honor of being
the youngest soldier to "carry on"
against the Bodies at Verdun Is that
of Louis Cooper, 14 years old, who was
Invalided home recently from oversea
High Praise. "
1 have my opinion of a man who
will let his wife fire a furnace," re
marked the energetic citizen.
"I have my opinion of a wife who
would do that," replied the Indolent
man. '
"She' a Jewel."
Th Limit
"You look unhappy,, old man."
"I am. I am ulmost as unhopp a
woman with a secret that nobody
warns to know."
Tli MiMitana h-g-tture puwed bill
during t!i past week which may
entually liriug order out of rtino
lid forever suppress activities of tU
1. W. W. and Bolshevist la Montana.
The Ninety-first or -Wild West dl
Ulun. Lulled States expeditionary
forces, troop from Montana and other
north went states, hxs been designated
for return with the It test date for
embarkation et as March .
By a joint memorial adopted last
week the senate of the Oregon legisla
ture- recorded It protest against len
iency extended and pay granted by the
-ar department o slackers confined
in Kort Leavenworth, Kan, prison.
The percentage of alcohol to be at-
lowil in the bill for state wide pro
hibition, before the Wyoming legisla
ture, has caused one of the bitterest
lights that Wyoming law makers hav
participated in for beveral sessions.
Under arrangements with the Wan
Relief association and tho bureau for
returning soldiers and sailors, assur
ance Is now had that no soldier will
go hungry or without a place to sleep .
at Roundup, Mont., while waiting -foe
An amendment to the Nevnda prize
fight law, allowing twenty-flve-round
boxing contests, was passed by the
state senate by a vote of 10 to 5. The
sennte amended the bill to prevent n
white man from engaging Jn contests
with a colored man. . . . .
W. F. Dunn, R. B. Smith, and Lett
Paly, all connected with the Butte
Bulletin and all charged with sedition,
must stnnd their trial. The state mi
preme court has quashed a writ of
prohibition, sought by the defendants
to halt their arraignment.
Extension of the work of the United
litotes employment offices In Montana'
to provide a clearing division for tech- .
nlcnl. professional and educational- ex
perts wns the . principal Innovation
planned for Montana offices fit tho
meeting of the state advisory board
held at Butte last week.
Ranchers living near Wisdom, Mont., .
In the Big Hole basin, are unanimous
In saying that this has been the best
winter known, In respect to the small
amount of feed It has taken to keep
cattle In fine condition, the range being
open and grnzlng good and the animals
are in splendid condition.
Under a bill by Representative
Jeannette Rankin, of Montana, passed
by the house, 1205 square miles would
be added to Yellowstone Na' iinal
park. The added area Is about six
miles wide north and south on the
Wyoming boundary and nearly 20
miles wide east of Jackson lake and
along the Buffalo fork of the Snake
river.'" " " ,. . . r
As a result of a big mass meeting
of farmers held at Rothiemay, Mont.,
It Is probable thut telephone Hues will
be "constructed from Rothiemay . to
Medges, and another-from Rothiemay
to Ryegnte. Part of the cost of con
struction, which is estimated at about
$10,000, will be subscribed by the farm
ers along the line.
Clubwomen in Montana are not to
lose the strength and general recogni
tion of the part women's organiza
tions have come to play In tha state
and national government, as a result
of war demands, delegates to the con
vention of the second district of the
Montana Federation of Woman's Clubs
declared In the opening speeches of
the two-day meeting ut Butte.
Setting forth that wheat producers
of Montana and other northern states
will be deprived of guaranteed price
of wheat under an amendment re
ported by the committee on ngrlcul
.tire of the United States house of
representatives ' to the guaranteed
wheat price bill, providing the guar
anteed price shnll be effective only "
until October 31, 1919, instead of "De
cember 31, 1919, the Montana senate
unanimous adopted a Joint resolution
protesting against the change. ' v
'K big irrigation project which hns
been for n long time forming In Neva-
da came definitely to light lost weak
upon application for a certain amount -of
the flood waters of the- Humboldt
river, made by John O. Taylor- and
Jerry Sheehan of Wlnnemucca, who In
tend to Impound flood waters to re
claim 30,000 acres of land.
While representations were made. to
the state council of defense that the
future of the sugar beet Industry in
Montana, is Jeopardized unless - the
council rescinds Its order forbidding
preuchJng In the German language,
the order of the council, will stand at
least until special committee ' ap
pointed to Investigate conditions in tho
sugar beet districts reports back.
The lower house of the Nevnda login,
ature passed the boxing bill, amend
ing the Htnte law to allow 25-round
fights. The vote stood 2r; to 12, and
It Is understood that the senate will
pass the bill. . '.
Leasing f ,1000 acres of .park
property ns a location for hungers nnd
training grounds of a locally organized
aviation company wns announced at
the offle of the city park board at Seat
tle last week. . ...
Mont n nil nmSIa nhn Inn nnd into.
scopes and field glasses to the govern
ment last year are now receiving them
back In good condition and It Is quite
probable that the Instruments saw ser
vice on some of Uncle Sam's wut
vessels and torpedo boat destroyers.
The Tacoma shipyard strikers hnvc
turned to President Wilson In an ap
peal for Influence with the emergency
fleet corporation to secure promise o(
a hearing on the Pacific coast to adjust
wage scale before March 31, tha dnt
of the expiration of the present Mucy

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