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■ A % \ IV T I / A A T^T/T\ A T \TTMT7H WEDNESDAY tH \/ WA |\J I rv 1 1 A UI I A 1 \ L^iA/W ALL THE NEWS Rain or snow. JlV V Jl/1\11\yj L \sri ±A±j i\Jc/ VV o FIRST VOL. XLII. BOISE, IDAHO, T LTESDAY, FEBRUARY 4 , 1919 . No. 21 NEWLY ELECTED PARLIAMENT OF ENGLAND FACES SERIOUS ISSUES Reconstruction Legislative Body Convenes Today With Large Part of Workers Seek ing Control of Industries. NEW "IRISH REPUBLIC" EMBARRASSING PHASE Importance of Problems Corn pels Presence of Lloyd George. Despite Urgency of Attendance at Peace Confab. Tjondon. Feb. 4. -The reconstructi parliament convenes today with a large! portion of the country's workers i,( ' tempting to talus reconstruction in their own hands A s the organization of the ncwl; elected legislative body gets und way, Great Britain and Ireland face a. constantly growing menace of a general •trike which is frankly admitted by many of its instigators to be th»* first »«top toward attempted socialization of the nation's industries under a Bolshe viatic regime. Added t<> this situation was the* cm - bai rassing presence of the new "Irish republic" which was formally declared at the recent Sinn Fein ''parliament." in Dublin. That the British govern ment had not evinced in any way its intentions toward this new neighbor only added to the responsibilities of the new "reconstruction" parliament in the matter. FORMALLY OPENS FEB. 11. For u work, parliam«. lit will devote its a If t«* organization work including tu o sw« ai ing in «»f members, bearing of contests, etc. | w ill be .formally open - ed by King G«■«. rg** on 1 Yb. ! 1. So important are the probl« ms irn nu 'diatel c«»nfj outing p •a» lia ment that I * i emi« i ! .lo> d i ieorg«. « despite the ur g«* ncy «d lus pire s« nee at the peace con fcl r« nces, will ; arrive«, in Dondon the 1 d of this wee 1 ; to conf • r with par Ha ni ntaiy leaders and dir« r*ct formulation er a legislative i»rograin. The vital que st ions w ■hich this par-), 11. ment must pa iss upon are: Ratification of the peace of the general treaty. Settlement w _ strikes. Definition of its attitude to ward the Irish republic. Adoption of a general recon struction program. STUPENDOUS ISSUES. I nder the last division is included the problem of import restrictions with possible departure from the ' free policy, ' free land for oldkrs, better housing and working conditions and extension and maintenance of the i chant marine. Both the coalition and minority t es are pledged to put through eiologb count r* men w e forms which Wi >rthy of the "her have fought for < housing probk first things i.i ke the of the since 1 'a rliann nt will be a i/o the building of tbo tag'-s Within ea • \ ace .s trial r* g H'lih. These c«»i field to vutrl.in-'ii en « a - A ministry of health *»'*«1 t«> her p t. in industrial « i • ui to th« indus - o ml l* in that • nt me pleasant, TO MAINTAIN W/* k£S. Tli© wage Si ab , jf js hoped, will. not. b" allowed to drop ba "k t * » its an'- - b* Hum, ha ml-to - m .util level. M 'bile (her«- will be .soin« «.J, fi'ieul > in fixing a minimum Vage, 1 so ms practically certain that •'in. figuic will be agreed on which will enable all workmen to maintain a much high er standard of living than hitherto has been possible. Regulation of working hours will be debated and some maximum working day fixed. The labor ministry is helping demob, ilized soldiers to find jobs. Whether such assistance will develop into a n g lilar free labor agency, with brunch« s throughout the country, or whether - hr bulk of this work will be done by the (Continued on Page Two.) I j WHOSE COIN IS PIEZ SPENDING? SOCIALIST VOICES HIS PROTEST Pasadena. Cal., Feb. 4.—Upton Sinclair, author and Socialist lead er. today wired a pretest to Charles Piez. of th** Emergency Fleet corpm*ation. against the use rtf government money to advertise »♦«♦ements of the shipping board on the shipyard strikes in various newspapers. "If it is your own personal money, all right," the telegram said. "If it is mine, I protest with the utmost vigor." Piez has been running full page ads. in papers for several days. WILSON WARNS OF NEW EASTERN PERIL IN TALK TO FRENCH STATESMEN Tells Deputies That East of Them in Europe the Future Is Full of Question Pciris. Feb. 4. A warning against a new "eastern peril" was « «mtained in President Wilson's speech before the chamber of deputies yesterday after noon, according to opinion revealed in general discussion of the address to day. I "f do not need to point out to you I that east of you in Europe the future is full of quest ion." he said. I "Beyond the Rhin«*. across Germany, ■across Poland, noms- Kuss in, across Vsia. there arc u imst ions unanswered jand they may be for tin present mi I answerable." ! The president intimated that the ! longue of nataions will be the great (protector against future aggression not ;< nly of France but of all other nations, j The nations, he said, must be. ready 1 for any terrible incident of injustice, thing; is not inconceivable. Th 1 , ; New j | j | j j i j j : J Revolt by Spartacans Planned to Prevent Assem bly's Opening; Ebert Rein forces Guard in Berlin. Copenhagen, February 4.—Spar tacans and government troops are fighting on the outskirts of Bremen according to dispatches received here today. Government forces are reported to have forced their way into the city at several places. Zu ch, lording U Their b Live gone Feb. a notbe 1C CbU'll the Yc a deis. The Spartacans attempt Thursday m government, ae w aerts. ws paper. .*ai»l, 1 ! • j « , ! 1 *d It to Wilhelmslia itlier communist centers to partisans to reinforce the in Berlin. The government., >f the plan, has greatly in - ■ guard about tic- reiehstag inkling and «. ither public The n evv re volt, it was 3 head ed toy Deputy Hi y Kai l Radel «, the Dussi ; th " r ^ ' i Worl* i that trade'sistni ! have ' alleged, will Hoffman aided in Bolshevist agitator. WHEN ASSEMBLY OPENS The proposed coup is timed with the opening of tile national assembly at \A dinar. Reports have been receiv' d '■«U- Fev. ra 1 days past that the Sparta cans will also attempt to prevent the. assembly from convening. The gov ernment is taking every precaution to guard the assembly. Several batteries of artillery were added to the garrison ID today. '■ad of the Spa rta■ ;< n other parts of Germany w ' '* hi dispatches reporting seizure the government buildings in Ko« - slung and p roc la main ion of a state in Thorn by the Soldiers' and men's council. It was reported government troops offered no ic ■e in Koenigs bug. Martial courts been instituted in Thorn. GOV. ALLEN STANDS 'PAT' ON UNDUE LOSS CHARGES Ti Kan,. Feb. 4,-r.U' ! Henry J. Allen of Kansas today j ta ine. I the Thirty-fifth division ( I 1> Kansas troops» had suffered j losses in the Argoiun Jo a stat j \ « ,st *• î ila > . lu* « ■ lia r. 11 • t « » ri zed ns " j and evasiv.«*" ca suait,*, figt.ir« s gi\i Jenem 1 March Saturday, igii «Jim Hi- in the Allli. î Uni t he A lb ill .'-fifth purred number of Agricultural Secretary May Be Called to Answer Charges of Aiding Packers. I Washington, Fel j Agriculture I joust jupon to answer [the congress p. °f; i liiirKCH lin*: kcr probers by blockinj *-iited to that ho in vest 1 the pack« galion of prodi According to testimony <.f F. C. Da sat or, of the National Di\estot*k asso elation, the packers did not desire producers investigated simultaneously with them. 'Phis, it was: stated, would h;t\e cheated them of their contention that, the producers, not the packers, were waxing wealthy. La sa ter. charged that the department of agriculture»' had refused to appoint Investigator.*- Houston, Dasnlor ;is ° 1 I'd. opposed investigation of stock growing, sa; jug itonlv gave agiti'nrs up «Iî a- «allem among chance i ' farmer V r ■R J Ik th* sen jie Open I ' ;o • rieulture . pack ers. f being and members ra I corn mit t*«*» in department «*f : friendly wiMi of * JAP STATESMAN ILL. l«*kio, Feb. t. Foreign Minister ehida was taken suddenly ill todgy. 1 condition is not regarded as seid - BRITAIN PUNS EARLY RECALL OF AU TROOPS IN RUSS REGION French Still Silent on U. S. Pro posal for Immediate Military Withdrawal, but England Prepares for Evacuation. ARMY ENDANGERED BY PHYSICAL DIFFICULTIES Lenine Disposed to Heed Prof fer for Joint Conference Pro viding Allied Forces Are Completely Withdrawn. By l.hWKI.L MBBBKTT. Baris, Fob. 1 With the French '•till silent today oil the- American pro posal for nmm diato withdrawal ot all allied troops from Russia, thn British were continuing to prepare for evaou at.ion of their forces, whether tin* French ihm •;*de or not. While th was exclu «• American proposal, which sivcî.v announced by the Inited J'n *.ss, was lias« d on political contingenei ies, British acceptance of the plan \v, as influenced principally by the militar v situation. The Auii'i learned thn mier Dcnine and F« Tehieherln wa re dispos, associated powers' pro| «•.inference at Prinkipo« an pence delegation had gh its agents that Pre ign Minister to accept l.he •a l for a join? providing the eonfi renews were preceded by complete allied evacuation. TROOPS ENDANGERED. This was said to be the sole reason tor the American suggestion, which included French withdrawal from the Fkraine on the other hand, the Brit ish already had decided on evacuating northern Russia, because of the in creasingly «langerons position of its troops in that region. of In Br itish military <■ ireie! « it was . 1 mit ted today that only tin* «files? ion ! physic;» I difficulties will determ ; w hothei their ti'oops \ sill i ■omo out j the end of April ■ !• so. oner. The M i mansk contingent can i be moved i lively little I litmgel dis- I considerable ! I difficulty, but in the J triet there Is already i barrier «»f ice, and it is rr Hint a quick movement wool* tended with great danger. The troops involved include 4000 Americans ami 20,000 British ami Canadians. VAST WAR MATERIAL. There are also great quantities of supplies ami material in that region which tin allies have no intention of abandoning. However, the military problem has been carefully studied and plans are reported to have been corn - plete l. «*veii to the number and size of the ice-breakers that will be rr ignized j ■' red. 'emsideruble spin rspapci Populu *u Foreign Min iat I W.E ■Soria ID iturda \ ist« r Bichon formal sed to forward a wireless h i * ■ t government for .lean I-ou ts editor, the latter's report soviets was already in the The mystery was explain« t developed that the Mosco * simply* "listened in" when tl >!! eorresp. il. b nf w irle: s«m| tl •age to til«- F "1 State: sked I. tlu Bolsie j 1 1 ■ iki to investigaI 'or a joint eonf« »pinion to them the allied f oposa| , 1 j ! * 1 j t rn nsmissioM < f mi.• ] Ronguet desire .1 wa.« ; solely in government Br.lshcviUi, d.'t'kiriiiii of such information as right invested ! 1 P0INDEXTER*6pP0SES U. S. OWNERSHIP OF RAILROADS J Spokane. W;i j Aides P.»index? j î ecord today j nient railroad i'eli. ns I to the Central I.aboi I stated his position, ii: rna ml that he -supp. •senator was definitely on opposed to g<>\ « rn - hip. In a h t ter « ou m il here. h. î reply to a de t tlie ownership v Ilf i mo\ t ment l am back umh doubt exc j.j.c «I to the failures in • undertaking the'them itself," formet dingly judgin. practica but railroad conditions, e ability of the from its colossal H< ally every business • « « itt years, tu opérait said. CEDRIC LINER. CARRYING 3507 TROOPS, ARRIVES ! New York, Feb. t The White Star lin r Uedric arrived today with 3507 officers and men from France. On b..aid wer«- the 11th r«'gim« nt. <\ A. f\. « ««mplete, regular army. 43 officers and I.A9 men. He- «pub regiment. i\ A. F, complete regular army, 47 officers and 160 * men a casual company of two officers and 66 men from Illinois, and 133 casual officers, 71 of whom were in the air service. _ . —. PROMINENT GRAIN MAN DIES. r-oiïlnnd. Ore.. IV-h. 4 Holder H. BiisniiiNsen. whu was well known among tin grain men of the northwest, tiled at his homo here late yesterday. lfe was vice |,resident ami g**ner:il manage, Kerr, Gifford & Co. WILSON WANTS GREAT NAVY; "INSISTENT AND EARNEST" IN DEMANDS Cable to Daniels, President Urges New Three-Year Building Pro gram. Padgett Says. Wash nylon. I'. h. dent still adheres tu his dr*. large navy, and is "insistent and -arnest* that :i new three-year !■uildiiiK program be authorized, Chairman Padgett, of the house mmlttee, told the house to "J'on to knot mombe day at the opening of debate on the new navy bill. This, 'adgott said, was th«' sense of a « a hie from the president t-> Secret a i \ ««f the Navy Dank's, and was the chief factor in causing the* house n uni committee to submit a pria ni in« ms report.. fused to give the text of sident'u cablegram to the ut dem'od the words, ' fatal ■go! allons." had been used mad-» public today, you think the house ought, the reasons that caused of the naval committee to heir minds . ' Représenta nt of Illinois asked, sèiitîitive Longworth « * f 1 from the speech of the lit, in which he said that tin* "know all that 1 Senate Progressives, Led byi Borai, About to Take First Step Pro; Act. ?'res si v< -tep to« The get. Borah lion of th post m moil j n t.h Borah Bostmastc I.v. £ clares no peace tion of tl TO DEMIN WMIE for am ; "America First" Fight Espionage Hy ni rnali prog va» turn t" deck rdinary pod of Uonagc wins. 4. Senate pro-] o take the first j n of ilu* "A in er- 1 sential that ratio incus their Ida ho Chi nag stimuli Henry ( Mi In arguing oday for a no tor B( rg r. convicted Socialist on * spiring i • Fight y per cent of against Berger dealt « vents p ior to the w a lie quote 1 from speech« to back Ins «daim th; the v. Mi before Ameri not i 1 leg « 1 . Wash! es hen ight th [rests ic two a. . tional 1 jin what tui Bol» of educa j j ! y . »poses to repeal that por espionage law giving the general power to censor Foiled States. fight is not directed against!''' a! Burleson personal Republican attacks on iation bill >s have st ma st er gei Borah de - al should in !?r tii is sec 1 aw gives him. DECLARES BERGER'S ACTS VVEFE NOT AGAINST LAW Minute analysis of instituted the arguments of attorney, oihe vv trial with f< barges Spionage act. the testimony - i CHINESE MURDER TANGLE NEAR SOLUTION. COPS SAY on- ■ ! ith acts and | 1 'ochenis said. ' of public nirti opposition s entry was ■ j ---- J (Ml uthot bof" t w < 1er of Dr. Wong am * flu Chinese cduca Two Chinese whose even led. wen quizzed inclined to ludieve a î Yid orla, B. C , or ;1 r link the two c i <-.^ ia y >•«' :t campai! 'vik- opposed to ion In china. of ori the 'LONEj STAR" IS READY TO ANSWER SLACKER CHARGE I'ok.i". , Wash.. I i,_ 4. William Com* Star"* lm*tz. indieted ireie Iasi k I>> th,* ferlerai grand jury on a harge ri false registration tinder the draft, h. S wired trorri l.os Angeles to I nited States marshal that he is -ady In i,*i«i)o north to answer the harge. He will be here the middle of Mareh. A fllHin build bus been ar anged lor him at Bus Angeles. NEVER TOO LATE. geles. r 'al.. I-eb. i. Profi ssor lid ward Whipple, seientisl. believes M's never te* late to learn. aged S., but lie anrionneed tr he 1 Jr leaving immediately for Ce> gin the study of Buddhism | |th h ! j ! Î j I j WEATHER F«»re« : st fer Boise and vie,nit> PROB ABB Y RAIN OR SNOW T< NIGHT AND WEDNESDAY. F«»r Idaho Tonight and Wednesd; probabl\ rain or snow. Highest temperature yesterday.... lowest I ein pera tu r«* this morning'.. Mean temperature yesterday ...... j ! ! I I ! 39 AGREEMENT IS REACHED AS TO REDUIRIONS OF SEA STRENGTH League of Nations Committee Scheduled to Complete Con stitution of Project Tonight at Their Special Meeting. ANGL0-U. S. PROGRAM IS CRUX OF THE SITUATION Decision on Principle Armament Reduction May Vitally Affect American Naval Plans: War Guilt Board at Work. Paris, Feb. 4.—Greece's territo rial and political claims will be re ferred to a special committee rep resenting America, Great Britain, France and Italy, it was officially announced today. President Wilson conferred this afternoon with Congressman Hel vering of Kansas. Nolan of Cali fornia and White of Maine, who made a report on conditions in German territory occupied by al lied troops. * i j By ! î he j 1 BRUT J. BKNDFB. Feb. 4. -The constitution of! I - ague "I nations is expected to* j be virtually completed tonight at tin j meeting of the special committee hav-j ling that work In « barge. While several plans have been sub-J j milted, it was learned that the joint j j Anglo-American program will be the I ! cru*x of the discussion. It includes | .a score of articles embracing British and American A'ievvs with a preamble) outlining necessity for establishment! of the league. It was presented at yesterday's meetings of the committee, but owing to the fact it was not print ed in French, it was not generally | discussed. The program will be prr s.-nted in both Fi#m-b and Fnglish at tonight's meeting, which will open in the Hotel (Tillbu at S:.30. REGARDING ARMAMENT. I An agreement lias already been | reached on the principle of redu. tion °* ai manients amder the league of na« i t ionw * according to authoritative re-! [Ports. Thin means that America's na-, 1 * program citho* will be seal «1 up «»r : scaled down by the league, according ; Its relative policing functions,] compared with other powers. It wiil not be known for some time what the: American naval contribution will be or the size of its standing army. The : details «if this clause are not expected to present any great divergence of j views, an it has be«, n agreed a nation's , share In the internat ions 1 naval and'an military police force will depend on its wealth, its coast lines, its colonics and Its foreign trade. WILSON URGES SPEED. President Wilson .as chairman of the league coinniittei rmtinue* ■ ing the a fternf urge celerity in préparai! frame work, that the be submitted to the general peace con gress for discussion and ratification soon as possible. Wilson, in addi deputies yogterdi to'sized the import nations as a gua aggression The sperial committee which will fix responsibilit,\ for the war mid its con duct was ordered to complete its work of organization todav or Secretary D» using who v. mouslv eba ted permanent * os j j ,0 K» constitutum may j ^,«,'..,1 rnn - lmmber oi ion. emph.'i • 1C league oi ai nst futur« «t Fra tu tomorrow is nun ni cha inn a r (Continued on Pag« Two.) ' * j ' Accepts Appointment as Attor ney for United Artists Co , Movie Players Combine. Feb. AYilliam t un Angeles. Adoo, former secretary <«f the ! ry, has accepted appointment as cy foj* the Fnited Artists' cum- | tin organization of motion pu - 1 recently formed here to prevent, formation of an alleged movie trust. I The announcement was made lo«la> from tli«; Fairbanks studios, following ; a meeting with Mi Adoo. Douglas Fairbanks. Mary Pu-kfo.rd, William S. Hart. Uharlie Fhaplin and D. \V. Grif jiiths are the organizers of the new company. M'ADOO ADMITS IT. Santa Barbara. Cal.. I-Yb. 1 William (I. Me Adoo. today confirmed the an nouncement made in Dos Angeles that lie w «mid become general conns«'! for •ia t ion, î nouncemen I. <*om signing from t he I*nite«1 Artist post'd of motion p This is the first .'regard ♦«» his fut« Ad«»«» hi made the cabinet. Through bis secretary, lie said he was not reudv to make public any further information as t • definite plans. Tie den id reports that he was to head a 'large financial concern"«n Now York; (that Ik* would head a billion dollar petal ion to rehabilitate F «mid take over the hr ;«nt. ork ; cor a nee or that Ilénry Ford PICKETING STARTED IN SILK WORKERS' STRIKE ; 27,000 EMPLOYES OUT I. W. W. Agents on Ground But Strik ers Fail to Enthuse Over Reds' Bolshevik Arguments Rateison, X. J., Feb. 4. Picket ing started hen* loday in the strike of 2 7,000 silk workers. A number of X. \Y. \V. agents were on t.he ground, seeking to or ganize the strikers. However, most of the operatives showed no inclin ation to participate in I. W. W. meetings. In accordance w ith their demand for a 47-hour week, the silk oper at Ives reported for work this morn ing at 7:30 half an hour late. They found the doors closed against them. Therefore, leaders assert they are being locked out. The manufac turers, however, declare it is a strike, not a lockout. As a. result of several disturbanc es late yesterday the police guards about, the mills were doubled today. Shortly after 8 o'clock police were ordered to break up a gathering of about 2000 Italians in the center of the mill district. When mount ed police charged into the crowd the strikers in some instances at tempted to drag them from their horses. One shot was fired in the air by a policeman when strikers surrounded his horse and started to drag him to the ground. The « rowd was finally dispersed with the aid of police reserves. M lb ri' X'. Cruiser Seattle to Dock Feb. 13, Transport Pattori on 12th; Ancona Sailed From Mar seilles on January 29. Washington, Feb. 4. The. cruiser Seattle, Bre.-t f>jv Sc w York, is due F«*b. 13 with a medical detachment, battalion headquarters and Companies t « amps y. Dix; medical 1 supply V. B and u. Bor Feb. 12 A, R and F of the 163rd infant division'), to be demobilized at Dee. Devens, Gordon, Spr-iov 116th supply train, ('amp Dix detachment., b ea <1 n u; « r t e rs a n d detachments, and Companies A (' of the 116th (branch of servie ing) Camp Dix; batter;/ ' ' (ft ment C. A. casual compa (New York). The transport Pattori Man dcaux for New York, is due with one casual officer. ic transport Ancona sail sell les Jan. 20 with six -"usual of s. Its home port and date of av ivai are not Indicated. The cruiser Charleston, Brest for vow York, is due Feb. 10 well field nd staff headquarters and supply ompany, medical and ordnance de tachments and batteries A. J1>, K jand F of the 30th regiment roust ar jtdleiv; casual company 228 (X'. J.) The transport Madawaskn. Bordeaux for Newport X* ws, is due F« " 12 with (field and staff, headquarters company, from supply company, médical detachment 'and batteries A, B, l> am! K of lbo 4 7th regiment coast artillery; field and staff headquarters company, supply company, medical detachment and ba ft cries A, B. C. D and K of the 226th regiment Held artillery (84th di vision ). Tim transport Cape Romain, J.a Bal Mice l: :ociicl!i • for PhJla.lelpl da, is due Feb. ! 2 with two casual efl ; ;c< rs. The trans port Pas tores. Bordeaux Dor X. w port Now«« . is «lue F . z. 10 with Borde: in \ « •on vab 'Scent df 'tachments numb« 31*8 8, 9. in. 67. 21. 32 to 63 in-, «1 nsiv \ and 76; detachment, of the j.'iHIh field a rt il le ry ( 841 h division»; ! --"*■' < omp an y 32 (New Y. u k). and a 1 K'-011(1 of sic k and ivonivk'il, | ! transport. AYo-t Fugle, i*\v York, is due Feb. iment of casual cop r 1 The transport Merauk w Philadelphia, is dm* :• casual officers The transport Brem«u t Baltimore instead of ? 'oartensidjlv will dock tend of Fasten, and t*an at Newport Ne\ ltfnior «*. Feb. 19 with v York; tlie New York a* W< stern instead of FORD STANDS TOO GOOD: SEEK CHANGE OF VENUE Detroit Mich., Feb. 4, Arguing that Ilonry Ford's Influence in Detroit and vicinity was too great t" permit a fa r trial, attorn« ys defending the Chicago Tribune in a $ 1,000,0U0 libel suit filed by Ford, today continued their demand for a change of venue. The attorneys charged this territory was saturated with good feeding for the automobile manufacturer through "feeding the people with stories, niak ing Ford oui n patriot." VALERA. SINN FEIN BOSS. ESCAPES FROM PRISON London. Feb 4 B-iward D. Y*niera, Sinn Fein * id« B has escaped from prison, the Kvhuuge Telegraph <*om pan y declared today. De Valera was arrested several months ago for allege I revolutionary activities*. II«- was ele«*l ed t«. th« British parliament from Clare while In prison. SAYS SUCCESS OR FAILURE OF RATION LEAGUE RESTS ON 0. S. General Maurice. Noted British Military Expert, Declares America Must Play Lead Role as Duty to the World. FINANCES AND BIG NAVY NECESSARY TO SUCCESS Certain Project Will Go Through Not as Ideal, but as Working Proposition; Doubts Hun Can Pay Full Debt. By DOW ELD MELLETT. (Copyright, 1919, by United Press.) Paris, Feb. 4. 'Success or failure of the b ague of nations depends almost wholly upon the United States.. While America, from a purely practical standpoint, has more to lose than gain through the league ,lta duty to the peo ples of the world compels Its leader ship in this International fellowship of nations." The frank statement w«s made to the United. Press today by Major Gen eral Frederick Maurice, British expert on military and international affairs. He was director of military operations ior the British general staff until, when the British were «opposing th© German drive practically unaided, I.© made his famous "Where is Bleuchei : * statement. BIG NAVY NECESSARY. Maurice declared that not only must the United States furnish the financial support for reconstruc tion of the war stricken countries —without which assistance the league would be stillborn—but that a great American navy is essential to maintenance of the league's chief administrative weapon, eco nomic pressure. "1 am absolutely certain that a i« al league of nations is going through," .said Maurice. "Every day it is more fully realized that the league is not an ideal, but a wording proposition. When the ques tion of its exact form is brought up there will come the realization that its real efficiency depends upon the Fun «d States. This does not mean it. will he necessary for the United States to 1 ndertake territorial commitment'« out side her own continent. MORAL LEADERSHIP. "Practical difficulties from the .'•t and point of the United States prob al l> will override the advantages she Jc.uy obtain from the league. But it D absolutely vital that America shall as • ume a moral leadership in the league's affairs. "America's most important contribu tions to the league comes under two heads -financial and military. "The necessity for an agreement by the United States to support the league of nations financially becomes clearer H t more closely the matter of restitu tion and restorations Is gone into. The nor- actual information is obtained, tie more certain it is that w* will not m t «"* n ou gh out of the central powers, cither of money or material ,tn set the • hi world on its legs again. It is oh \ huts that, at the very best, our repair DjII* will be only partially met. There won't be any indemnities from which the world will ho able to finance the lopnient of the German colonies. — (Continued on Page Five.) FO# JIM LITE* Delense, in Closing' Argument, Practically Admits Million aire Miller Made Seditious Remarks but While Drunk. Purtloml, ore, Heb. 4. Henry Al bers, millionaire miller, m.tv know Int<* "buy the Jury's verdkt in his federal «ouït trial for sedition. Aitorn«.-^ McCann made bis closing argument for tin* defense this morning. 1 Tiit.-d btut.-s Attorney Haney will re ply th.13 afternoon. The case will go to th«' jury before nightfall. That Albers made all the seditious utterances as charged by the govern ment was practically admitted by th« defense attorney. John McUourt, in his closing statement. lie pleaded that Mb. rs v '-as to. * drunk to realize what he was saying and declared the 80 ' crûment had failed to proie Albers tided tr* hampe r America in the wav. Since Alben» : arrest h» has been SUperser] led as president of the Albers Milling company h* one of his four brother? The company has grown rapidly on war contracts. <>n the witness stand Albers ad mitted he had made his entire fortune In the l ni ted States. The government charges In* declared he was the kaiser's man, and sain Germany could never b« whipped. Alber» was born in Ger many.