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WEATHER
EVENING CAPITAL NEWS
ALL THE NEWS
FIRST
VOL. MA.
BOIHK, IDAHO, TIIPKSPAY, .IAN. Hi, 1!)19
No. 182.
ITALY GIVES UP
IMPERIALISTIC
PROGRAM; AIDS
HARMONY PLAN
Resignation of Cabinet Regard
ed as Assurance That British
and American Peace Plans
Will Be Accepted.
QUITS FRANCE TO JOIN
AMERICAN BAND WAGON
Italy's Territorial Ambitions
Have Constituted One of the
Hardest Obstacles in Peace
Conclaves; Wilson Wins.
Rome. Jan. 16.—The entire Italian
cabinet has resigned.
Premier Orlando was at work to
day on the formation of a new cab
inet.
T'y HENRY
"L.ris, Jan. Iß.- Italy has
imperialist!
)D.
ii'tirprctation in
rs today of the
entire Italian e
ndonc
program and definit«
1\ a* * - pt« d flu Ibati I and Am- ri* a
id« as of a democratic peace settle
ment ,
That was the
diplomat ie quart
nation of the
late vestenla y.
Italy's territorial ambitions hav
constituted one of the stumbling block
in tin peace conferences. The ol
sein»* I Italian diplomats stolidly eluti
to the determination that the* entir
program of political and t-UTit mia I -
pension should lu* carried out. Th
more d< moeratic members of the gov
eminent . •« «unsel«' d various d« gM « s r
nnulifii a tion. This led to a minist- r
ial • ' isn- whit !I reached its elirnax yes
terda y.
OPPOSED MODERATION.
Ft.
ogn ; ■
posai
Ministe
tin len
Sonnt
. r .
• f t lie « li'i'ic <.p
alio
n of tlie pr«>\ is
pu j.
t. rib- attitude
lion «d* M in ist or
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1 t
1m portfolio of
I' 1 '»
isions ami Ha*
j
ion
of otlu r libtral
:
11 uE
far*l that
•dit« « I «l«b
Ilu
«•«»nun -s it is doublai! whether
D« upnrsrtlrd.
CHANGES ATTITUDE.
< tu* doubt, how« vor, t lint hi*
* in the conferences will W
inlî'ioiu f «I hy the cabinet jvs
• n ml tii.il h« will not fool tits
his
nur. 1 -
ad polivh
k pa ns ion.
Italy n«j
Italy 1 o dato
ranco in the f
f,il ami territ«
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DISLOYALTY CHARGES
AGAINST LA FOLLETTE
DROPPED BY SENATE
W
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ishingle
dismiss«
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«gain -
senate to
harges of disloyalty
LaFoiletto. Wisconsin.
\ resolut iuu. proj»uscd by Senator
I»illjnghaiu. Wrmont, dismissing - a
res<»luU««n of the Minnesota publie
safety comniisHion which asked that
LaFoll.ett© l>e tried and expelled fi-orn
th«* senate because of a speech he
mail»:
at
<t. r
>t«*mbi
Î t> 1T
dopt «•«! h;
.1 1«« -1.
CALIFORNIA STARTS FIGHT
TO OUST PR0HI DECISION
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f tie
i« d 1
Sb« panl «)r\ a tin lulnu nt,
is ilu* ■« «nu* t«»Yja\ of a h gal battle for !
a P« i ma ii« Tit in i a-i inn t u pf «**• «nt
«)*•'• I nor Steplimi: i 11 1 « ill il i n g tie f««l- !
rial gn\ « i i nu nl ll.it * • nu-inlm«a
h.i* le en i at ifii'd.
The w«*ls argue that if U,e fe,|.*n,!
gov« i-iimi nt is rmt Inf« i m< «I officiallv
that Calihunia s b giilatur« has ;
it will re \ i*r kn*»w ahoiit il. l ud«
state const it lit ion the g«,\«rnor i
«•nly on«* who can < « »minuni« a ie
the. fed i i a I goveriiuieiit.
A PERFECT "36"
Washirvjton. Jan. 16.— Nebraska
today earned a new name by being
♦ be Jbtli state to ratify tiie nation
«I prohibition amendment Senatoi
Sheppard. Texas, author of the
amendment, coined the name.
"Nebraska." said Sheppard, "is
the perfect number 36 among th *
states."
SINN FEINERS *NAME ENVOYS.
Dublin, Jan. 16 -Count Plunkett and
Kdmond Fera have been selected as
the Irish delegates to the conference,
it was asserted today. They were
picked at a meeting of the Rinn Fein
members of parliament.
Dry Amendment
Is 18 th Added to
U. S. Basic Laws
The prohibition amendment is
the eight« •■mb added to the fed
eral constitution.
Provisions «»f the 1$ amend
ments with Hn* length of time
taken for ratification follow:
First, ten amendments, known as
the "bill of rig his," provided guar
antees such ; five speech; rati
fied iu nine months.
Eleventh amendment established
sovereignty of sic tes; ratified In
four years.
Twelfth
method of pr«
ratified in one
Thirteenth ;
ited slavery;
less than a ye
Fourteenth
negroes citizen
• -miment changed
sidential elections;
■miment
if led in
prohib
slightly
amendment
s. ratified
made
Fifteenth amendment enfran
chised negro« ' on same basis as
white persons, ratified in one year.
Sixteenth amendment allowed
congress t«» levy income tax; rati
fied in three and a half years.
Seventeenth amendment provid
ed for popular election of senators;
ratitied in slightly less than a year.
Eighteenth amendment makes
country dry; ratified in one year,
four weeks and one day.
About one bundled amendments
have been proposed in congress
but only four besides those rati
fied were submitted to the states.
Radical Leader at Chicago La
bor Parley Proposes Walk
out Start May 1 ; Resolution
Referred to Committee,
! dust rial stiike lu h
A. nation -
eg in on .Ala
ri: -»nmetit «.
roposed in ;
ition i
offered
to da>
at tin labor con -
| gross
on the
Moon* *j
• vas« by Dennis B.
• Hat t,
Detroit.
| 'la
t the cl
| pi tain
t worry about the
v that
will b
«• lost," said Batt.
j "Tlici
«* will 1.»
'.* no g;
tin bj waiting uni il
: tall f.
w the ,st
rike »,
• begin. The quit a
WANTS OCRS TO SPEAK.
EUW u'd B. Nolan, S 4 :i Francise«,
um non l chairman wi.u is run -i
.if tin
N « »l.i
j today that I
J at. the cungr
; cialist 1« adc
• I i « «»lut ion ottered b
I Htltti*. AI (tillin\ it ing I 1
;ing of the resolution \\a:
; a \ ictory for the radical
"All labor must bang
I glared Nolan. 'The. a
i such elements as Bolsli
io Y. Deb .
terda y opp«.
A . S. I lu ni
bs. Th< ! u
interpreter
element..
together,'*
ire no longer
viki, rods, ul
tras or radicals. Wo arc all th«* sann* at
S this «•«ingress. Debs, Socialist, martyr,
ha. a light t*> address this convention."
MANY RESOLUTIONS.
! Efforts hy conservatives to for«« an
I adjuurnimut to d«d« it pians *<f radical»
j will bo block «ul today and tomorr*«w,
a radical leader. Ef
igh a motion to a«l
Figmund Sehulbur#,
Vi' d« l rated by ov< r
ing 1«, Matt.
*• put thro i
made by
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from
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DEEDS MAY ESCAPE TRIAL.
h ; Union« 1 1 )« eds,
m.t be eourtinar
i*f War Baker ap
if th«* judge ad vo
now befnr«* him.
j whelming vo
! A résolu tii
j the floor \v;
ment, taxing
to bar the pres
defeated. An amend •
vv spa per correspondents
aeh for each floor privilege, was
isc defeated. Fach delegate, how-j
shington, Jan.
>11 I« Wil
fimj ing
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Senators Borah and Nugent
Hold Conference With Sec
rotary of Interior Lane at
Washington.
<( 'apit.i
1 New
S|v * ial Servi«-*.»
Wa shing
ton. Ja !
i. 16 Senators Borah
a nd Nuge
nt had
an « Mend—1 luter
vt«*\\ with
the re
er« Jury of th« infer
lor lame.
this w
« « K on 1 he question
«»f irrigation and reclamation in I«laho
Th« entir« subject was taken up and
dismissed hu'ludfng the Bruneau andj
Sutinysble prnjeetn and also the Black
(,'an.von and the Dubois projects.
Secretary Dim* stated to them 1hat
his engineers and experts were work
ing upon tiie Bruneau proposition. thnt
he was very much interested in it and
wanted to sc« ft go but could not «tut«
definitely what would be done until
the engineers got through. He said lie*
MAY EASE BAN
ON CENSORSHIP
CLAMPED UPON
PEACE PARLEYS
Concert of Protest From News
paper Men Greets Big Fives'
Plan to Make Secretive First
Full Conference.
SEVERAL VITAL ISSUES
ARE NOT YET SETTLED
French Program of Operation,
Status of Montenegrin En
voys and the Russian Soviet
Puzzle to Be Discussed.
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B> FILED S. J'EHCH'kSQN.
Paris, Jan. 16—The peace dele
gates decided today to call news
paper correspondents of the allied
representatives into conference for
an "interchange of views.'' It was
believed that the recent "secrecy"
order would be brought up and it
is predicted it would be materially
modified.
By FRED S. FERGUSON.
Paris, Jan. 16.—The inter-allied
conferences were continued in the
Quai d'Orsay at 10:30 a. m. today.
The same representatives that at
tended yesterday's meetings were
•resent.
In ihe meantime, the storm of
protest .against confining news of
the conferences to the official com
munique was increasing. In addi
tion the announcement was made
that correspondents would not be
permitted inside the foreign office
building as they were Sunday. The
correspondents were given the lib
erty of standing in the court yard
and watching the delegates arrive
and depart in their automobiles.
WI EE! A A! FIIIEE1F SIMMS
Tin*
« d dele
! gates m m, working at full spe*d tu«l.iy
j to get everything in i t ,<dines * fur the
! formal opening « « f the full peace eon
! leronoe Saturday afternoon,
i Solution «;f the most important proh
; b ms up«m which the initial session
! hinges remain«*«! unsolved. Aiming
! I he.* •* were:
Acceptance of the French outline
; for the method of operation.
Fixation of the status of the
! Montenegrin delegates.
Determination of whether the
Russian soviet government shall be
represented.
Decision as to manner of ac
quainting the world with what
transpires in the conferences.
MAY UNMUZZLE NEWS.
Although the five principal powers
S adopt'd a resolution to limit nows of
i ihe session to the official communique,
i it was believed today that in view of
I th« conc ri of protest, the matter
i would be reupened and possibly modi
fied.
The l ieiu h proposal that the confer
em:*< s be ol' tin* star chamber order and;
that all information to a daily official!
eommuni«|ue, created consternation
a.mnog the newspaper correspondents,;
who lost no time in going on record
with their objections.
It was explained that such informa
tion would be omitted as would b«* con
'sidered prejudicial to the interest:- un
i^ er treatment. The correspondents
jfaere«! this would prevent the acquisi
tion *»f details from the delegates and
would li< up all ilu side lights which
might !•• of interest t . the publie.
Certain delegates are understood to
favor the entire congress voting on all
j questions but Premier Ub inone« a i,
j fores« <*ing the danger of the «*oni«*r
« nc«'* stringing out over a period longer
ithan the war itself, interposed and w«*n
his point that only the Interested na -
j t ions should be present for the discus
»sums.
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projed would be feasible
e«J it all would and the)
IM HI« imsh.'.l as raiiidly !
t
assured the senators |
lion of
and h<
matter
as practicable
Secretary I
that lie would take up the. matter with
AD Da v is at on«*e a distribution of!
funds to cover the Bl.u k Canyon prop
os it ion.
Mr Lane stated in the intervie
that Maho was one « » f tlm most «avail- j
able stuf»« and offered perhaps the
! hest opportunity f«*r large enterprises :
i in carrying out his plans to find landsj
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I for soldiers
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MEANS BIG THINGS FOR IDAHO.
The above dispatch relates to sev
cial prospective irrigation projects ini
thhe state of Idaho which, if taken j
lover by the government, irrigation j
systems Installed and the land made |
will furnish
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SOVIETS RENEW
THEIRAÏÏACKS;
BREMEN UNITES
WITH RADICALS
Spartacans' Assaults on Stettin;
Railway Station Repulsed;!
Yanks Ordered Not to Inter-;
fere With German Elections.!
BOLSHEVIK DISTURBANCE !
STAGED IN MANY CITIES
1 Luxemburg Deputies Reported
to Have Approved Accession
of Princess Charlotte to the
Throne.
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Amsterdam, Jan. I»'.. -Street, fighting
continued in Berlin yesterday, accord-j
ing to advices received here today in
dispatches from Berlin. Spnrtnennj
forces attacked the St«*ttin railway!
station and railway lmadquart« rs, hut
were r< puls« «1.
BREMEN JOINS REDS.
London, Jan. 16. Pr« men ha b* %, *n !
declare«! an independent Bo.i aiislie re- ;
public and will "adhere t > the priin*i-|
pies of Ihdshevi*-m.' . « '«denn«* dis
patch report i.mI today. Tin* dispatch J
said 111«* proclamation \\s issued by a!
self-appointed dictator who placed tin
city rm!«-r martial law.
Bolshevik disturbances wer« report- 1 ;
ed to have m:curre<l Monday in Mini - '
ich, Stuttgart, Regensburg, Flberfehl j
and Xuremburg.
YANKS GET ORDERS.
A met tc
«11 lb M
quart« r
in G .
rmany.
Jam 14.
(By <
otirier
1«. X;
ncy ) —
America!
a rin y
tfficials
were
u-epar
ing a pro
•lamath
n today
ordori
ig that
neither (
«wma ns
nor Am
■ rien ns
hinder
the forth
■«.niing
nal ionnl
«■'lections, it
was • \pl
lilted t!
O-I tlie
•lection
s must
bo free «
xpi - « ssi«;
11 of till
peopb
s will.
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REPUBLIC OUSTED.
( Jun-lote
Grand 1 1
ppla
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The
oiution
beli« \
polit j
this
RED LEADER INTERNED.
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DUSSELDORF SEIZED.
Ijondon, Jan. It). Dusseldorf is in
control « » i Sparta«*ans and Independ - !
ent Socialist:-, according to informa -
tioii r«*«*eiw d here t.i:i . Two thou-■
Wilhelm
today.
.«and Spart i an tro
be terrorizing the e
Th * uprising foil«'
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are reported to :
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d a large Oath - !
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and Co-operation
Keynote of A. F. L. s Pro
gram to Down Bolshevism as
Presented to Committee.
Washington, J
nn 16 Dem
jeravy
an«J «-o
operation
is ih«* ko n
• to of
o rga n i /.
r»rl labor's
pi■<*!*.?• ?n f<*r «
♦*ff*a t -
mg Bolsh«* -m !•
». iii'-l
i mil tee yesterda;
^ , v.*.
! n;i i pHnklTn s
t All autocratli
| overthrown and
This program was taken up t..<
by the senate edneiti' ii and '•
The committer« exp«*
présenta tives ««f the Auu
ition of Labor. The lerle
instruction program, ha
no pies of d ♦■'moi* racy anil
was pr« sente«l to the « e
commit t«
to hear :
ran !>«i<
t ion's rc<
on the pr
operat ion
sets forth the
•<lt- i
full
can 1
j Activities,
New «•«
:
p ** ef *
institution» must be >
eradicated so that a j
measure of justice and freedom i
tablishcd betwern man and
ma n.
Principles of rlemociac*. should regu
i late relationship of men in all tin i
pt ions of human liberty,
and opportunity must be ap
The doctrine of co-operation must he
applied as among various kinds of
workers as well ns between woikeis
anil pmployors . anrt no ,- kl . rs iln<1 lhp
government.
Co-operation, the federation's »•
port says, "must of necessity pro part
the mass of the people to participât«
mare effectively in tiie solution of in
dustrial, commercial, social and polit i
cal problems, w hich continually
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SOLEMNITY RULES AS
ROLL CALLED TO PUT
NATION DRY FOREVER
Nebraska Solons Applaud Loudly '
When Lieutenant Governor Signs I
Ratification Measure.
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TJncoln, Ncl) , Jan. 16- When j
the final roll was taken on the f«*d
eial dry amendment in tlie Neb i
raska state senate this morning, !
Nebraska solons answered to their '
names with a simple "aye" or
"no." Ev«*rything was as quiet and
solemn as a Sunday school. As
the nano* of Senator Tanner «.f
Douglas was called, he made no
statement, but merely responded
"no." He bad expressed his senti
ments in private before that he
considered ho was voting as his
constituents wished.
The senators applauded loudly
ns L.ioiit.onant-C«ov •» rnor I*. A.
Barrows signed the bill. Consider
able demonstration was made in
the house yesterday when mem
bers of the Women's Christian
Temperance Union sang several of
1 their songs from the gallery. Very
few outsiders were present when
th«* vot« s were taken h«*«mise the
legislatur« convened earlier than
usual this morning.
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Il II ARMY
ADVOCATED IN
BAEKR'S PLAN
Complete Rebuilding of Military
Organization Called for In
Tentative Bill; Opposes Uni
versal War Training.
Washingt
for complet
can army o
found most
; laid before
; tee by Sr*, i
hill
. Jan. 10.—-A bill calling
rebuilding of the Atm ri
;mi/ation along the "lim s
««'fui during the war," was
e house military eominit
ary of War Baker. The
mid make, the general staff, lieu li
the chief of stuff, supreme in the
tern porn ry
it orb is the
a00,000 mm
! until Nome
! set tb cl on.
flit fit
UJ'C
be
Halo
-ui,l b«
Pin
The pr«
in I
would not
ml uni versai military training
states would bo aid« d in re
i g their national guard if they
at* their -share of the burden*
als encountered
iinmitt« « , many
cutting general
io n«*e inst« i*I of increasing It.
WHY 500.000 ARMY?
rotative McKen ..ie, Illinois,«
jy an army of 500,000 men was
i re> ommende«!.
a tor . ... lst of our military situa
ition." Baker said,
! "Wo have no means of knowing what
the military obligations of the United
states will be in the future. We he
00,000
: Have an am
! old igat ions."
! Several members 1
llWM " e
will meet these
j would never be :
jized. Baker sa i
I he cut by futur«
t digresses.
terda y of a
tank of moins
Commercial st
wo-million gallon
a s on a wharf in
-rot. At least 11
persons « won
i.in, a girl, and nlri«*
men lost the»
lives and more
than 60 were injured, many sen
o * ; s ! v. Th«* money !«•*-• tta-, m-t
ELEVEN KNOWN DEAD
IN MOLASSES BLAST;
SEARCH FOR VICTIMS
More Than 60 Injured In Exploston of
2,000,000-Gal 1er» Tank at
Boston Wharf.
•light up objec
or auo.LMMi declaring
educed it nnce author -
1 th« 1 ska* could easily
Boston. Jan. 16—-Salvage squads
hunted bodies today in the wreck
age of the buildings and wharves
destroyed by the explosion yes
been estimated
The explosion w
have been caused t
nir end gas within
the large«,» on th*
a mixture nf
i r g rea t tank,
Atlantic sea
chemists
tank t(
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board In the opinion of
stenrn pipes fixed in thi
arm the molasses < rn
gases to form, with the r
tank of harmless nml
i true a high exploRi\ e..
UTAH FAVORS SUFFRAGE
•ilt Ulk«
CID
Utah,
toil a v
an. 16 I'tab
for national
m on record
«»man suffrage.
The res. Jut ion memorializing con
to pass th«* constltutionnl amend
■ at f » i • woman suffrage was pissed
both houses of th«» l«*gis1ature lute
_% es terda*
unanim««i
The
late
TUB WFATHER
Forecast for B*>i.so and Vicinity;
BAIN TONIGHT AND FRIDAY.
i For Idaho: Tonight and Friday, rain.
Highest tempt rature yesterday, 47.
i lowest temperature this morning, 3 à.
, .M'Uii t«*nq>t*iaturo yesterday, 4".
(ion was
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PROHIBITION AMENDMENT NOW
PART OF AMERICA'S BASIC LAW;
38 STATES HAVE RATIFIED BILL
Measure Made Part of Federal Constitu
tion and Nation Goes Bone-Dry Year
From Today; Every State, So Far Vot
ing on Amendment, Has Ratified;
Passes Nebraska House 98-0.
Cheyenne, Wyo., Jan. 16—Without a dissenting vote both
houses of the Wyoming legislature ratified the federal prohib
j ition amendment today. Governor Carey immediately signed
1 the ratification resolution.
Jefferson City, Mo., Jan. 16—Missouri today ratified the
federal prohibition amendment, the house concurring 104 to
36 in the resolution passed by the senate earlier by a vote of
22 to 10.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 16—The Minnesota senate today
ratified the national prohibition amendment 48 to 11. The
house was expected to follow shortly.
Santa Fe, N. M , Jan. 16—The New Mexican house of rep
resentatives ratified the prohib ition amendment today by a
vote of 45 to 1, Senate approval of the amendment was to
be recorded shortly after the r csolution was received from the
house.
s
* nr Will
ful prohibition
dale under Iho
Lincoln. Neb.. Jan. 10.- Xebra.-ka, home
inm Jennings Bryan today ratified Ihe IVdei
amendment, being Ihe thirty-sixth and final
federal constitution.
The iialiuu goes hone-dry under Ibis amendment one
year from today.
The Nebraska house ratified Ihe amendment at 111:25
a. in., the vote being «JS to • ». I'hc joint resolution wmil hack
to tiic senate for ei
amended bv the liuust*
mriirmiie, the
hv Hie addition
original ha\ ing r been
if the house signatures.
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onstituti
nised it:
enl. ui
nollier «
, Jan, If,
tant tod fi
ui itself.
head ca
fight
;is old
the nine
>ked upon
y and was loi
•rank notion."
It gathered strength,
t up, doctors follow ed
organizations of anti-llq.uor m>
, the anti-saloon league, and
MAINE LEADS OFF.
Churches
and then
In the middle of the 10th century ;
Maine went dry. Kansas followed. At»
the end of the civil war the little band j
of anti-slave agitators, who had won j
their fight, seriously considered turn- I
; j ng . to the prohibition battle. Their*
«r
number included William Lloyd Gar
| risen and the poet, Whittier.
j About 1900, came the "militant"
'^jstag« in the person of Carrie Nation
i Katinas, probably the most pic
j turesque figure the fight ever devel
oped.
Ten years later the crusade against
liquor had grown from the "ravings
of cranks" into an irresistible move
ment that swept the country.
But John Barleycorn will try to stage
a "come back."
Distillers are already planning a
fight on the amendment in the courts '
on the ground that it was not adopted
by two-thirds of the whole congress
and that the seven-year limitation in
it invalidates the measure.
DRYS NOT ALARMED.
Drys say they are confident that
neither of these conti nuons will h«>ld
nn«i on their side are preparing legis
lation carrying heavy penalties for vio
lation of prohibition. A special ngen
cy in the internal revenue bureau will
probably he asked.
The first 36 states rnUDing the
jnmenilment are. Mississippi, Virgin
ia, Kentucky, Vorth Dakota, Fouth
j Carolina. Maryland, Montana, Taxa
I Delaware, South Dakota, Mass-achu
; «et« :, Arizona. Georgia, I.ouisiana.
'Florida, Michigan. Ohio, Oklahoma,
i Maine, Maho. West Virginia, Wash
! ingfon. TetlTicauf
sas Iilinois. fnd
Alabama, Kansas. Iowa, Colorado.
; Oregon, New Hampshire, Utah and
j Nebraska.
National dry leaders hero todav worn
ab; nrnm, Arknn -
, North ' oi olinii. j
ronfldent that (tlstlliers- attempts tn|
, foreo a referendum on the b'gislatm
nd -
vatifi*ation «■«'' the federal dry
j ment in California and a dozen or mot
mf other st, fes .aie doomed to failure.
WEBB CANT SEE IT.
The mnsiitutinn provides that an
amendment must be ratified by the leg
, Islatures t»f three-fourths of the states.
' it is hard to conceive how any state
law or any section of a state constitu
tion giving the tight of referendum to
ithe voters could override a specific pro
vision in tim federal constitution,"
Représentât ive Webb said. He is chair
man of the house judiciary eommitL e
and co-author of the Webb-Kenyon
law.
I Representative Randall of California
pointed «oit that Ians of most of the
;.states which had the referendum pro
jvided that the voters might pass upon
(acts of the state legislature.
;
j
j
I
SWAN SONG OF
BOOZE IS SUNG
AS AMENDMENT
GETS 36 0. K.S
Nationwide Prohibition Be
comes Part of Basic Law of
America When Nebraska
Ratifies Federal Amendment.
' the isth amendment to
Washington, Jan. 16 rrohlbltion
beoatn* part of tho basic law of th«
1'nltO'i States today. Katlflcation of
the federal amendment by the Neb
raska legislature makes that measure
the federal
constitution.
All but a half dozen of tlio 46 states
•lie expected to adopt the amendment
In the next few weeks but the action
"f Nebraska today gives the ratifica
tion of the three fourths of the states
the number necessary to administer
John Barleycorn the K. O. punch.
DROUTH BEGINS IN YEAR.
cine year from today every saloon,
brewery, distillery and wine press In
Ihe land must «-lose |i s doors, unless,
rs now twin, likely thev ar*> already
, loser) nr that tinv h;- war prohibition
whh h c■>", Into effect, n-yt July 1. end
mers until completion r, f demobilisa
tion.
The nmendtnenl which outlaws
llepier In this country rends
Section 1 After one tear from the
ratification of tills article the nianu
j facl me. sole or transportation of In
toxicating liquors within, the lmpor
tation tin-root* Into, or the exportation
thereof, from the t * î teel States and
.«'II territory snbjeet to the jurisdiction
thereof, for beverage
Poses .nr«
hereby prohibited.
"Section The congress and the
several states have the concurrent
power in enforce this article by ap
propriate legislation.
STATES' O. K. NEEDED.
"Section S The article shall be In
operative unless It shall have been
ratified by an amendment to the con
stitution by the legislatures of the
several states us provided by the con
stitution within seven years of the
date of submission lici t of to the states
by congress."
This is the amendment adopted by
congress December IS, 1917. and rati
fied by 36 states a little more titan
one year later.
And here are some of the things the
amendment will do;
Wipe «»ut at a stroke 236 distilleries;
(Continued iiom Pago Two,)

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