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or your needs. Try an ad you will save time and money. VOL. 41 MONTEREY, HIGHLAND COUNTY VA., FRIDAY MAY 9. 1919 NO 19 The Recorder and Thrice a Week World one year' $2.35, the two a good combination of local and national news, HIGHLAND COUNTY DIRECTORY. County and District Officers: Henry W. Holt, Judge of Circuit Court, Staunton, Va. t Terms of Court ? 4th Tuesday in April, 2d Tuesday July, 2d Tuesday October. Edwin B. Jones, Commonwealth At torney, Monterey, Va. W. H. Matheny, Cleric, Monterey, Va. Hubert Smith, Sheriff, Hightown, Va. Willis Gibson, Treasurer, Vanderpocl 'Va. J. H. Pruitt, Commissioner of Revenue, Monterey, Va. I. L. Beverage, Co. Surveyor, Monte rey, Va. Walter Mullenax, SuM- of Poor, Crab bottom, Va. . R. E. Mauzy, Supt. of Schools, High town, Va. Blue Grass District J. W. Hevener, Supervisor (Chrm.) Hightown, Va. J. C. Herold, Overseer of Poor, High town, Va. J. F. Cola-v, Constable, Crabbottom. Va. D. 0. Bird, Justice, Valley Center, Va. E. D. 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Kramer and. E. G. Hercld DENTISTS Marlinton, - - - W. Va. We are prepared to do all kinds of dental work at prices consistent with cost of materials and high class efficient work. All work guar anteed. UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA Uuiversity, Va. Special War Courses are offered in addition to the usual courses in the College, Graduate, Law, Medical and Engineering Departments. Ten dol lars covers all costs to Virginia stu dents in the Academic Departments. Send for catalogue. t Howard Winston, Registrar. Patronize Our Advertisers They are all boosters and deserve your business. | PREMIER ORLANDO. Premier Orlando tells a throng In Paris, as he starts for his train, that he is leaving the conference for "the honor and glory of Italy." ORLANDO TO PUT FIUME ISSUE UP TO PEOPLE Italians Will Give Ground, Other Delegates Believe, Permitting Renewal of Peace Conference Paris. ? failure of eleventh-hour ef forts to reconcile the differences over the Italian claims resulted in the de parture from Paris of Premier Orhu> do and Delegate Barzilal of the Italian mission. Foreign Minister Sonnino ?and Former Premier Salandra follows. Gen. Diaz has gone, to do whatever may be necessary from a military standpoint. Premier Orlando left the Hotel Ed ward VII amid scenes, on the part of the Italians, of wild enthusiasm, which narrowly escaped the propor tions of a riot because of arguments between the Italian military police and French bystanders. The premier said that President Wil son's statement left him no choice as to his course, and he would accept the challenge of laying the issue before the Italian people. His departure followed a session of two hours, arranged by Premier Lloyd George, attended by President Wilson, Premiers Orlando, Clemenceau and Lloyd George, Mr. Balfour and Foreign Minister Sonnino, which was held at Mr. Lloyd George's home. The Italians had not participated in the conference for ninety-six hours, and said they would take no further part in it until so instructed by their pre Withdrawal From -Peace Conference Is Not Final. mier. British Still Hopeful. Paris affects to, believe the Italians are merely making a gesture for ef fect in Rome, and the British delegates go so far as to say they have not real ly abandoned the conference. As against this view, an official statement was made by the Italian mission that Italy has definitely withdrawn from the peace session and will remain out pending action In Rome. Premier Orlando will convene par liament immediately and ask for a new mandate. Non-Italian delegates in Paris profess to believe a solution will be found whereby Italy will abate her claims. This view is combated by Italians, who say the matter has become one of national honor, and that instead of a recession of claims it is more likely they will be accentuated, In which event Foreign Minister .Son nino will be asked to head the govern ment, since he has been as adamant in his position regarding Flume and the Dalmatian littoral. il PITH OF THE VICTORY NEWS ii President Wilson has decided to add nothing to his recent Adriatic state ment, according to the .Temps of Paris. Denial is made by the Italian delegates In Paris that posters de claring for the annexation of Fiume appeared at official order before Mr. Wilson issued his statement. Germany is preparing a huge bill for damages against the entente allies charging them up with all casualtiei Inflicted and even famine. Field Marshal Viscount French tells the inside story of England's firsl few months of the war in a remark" able book called "1914." A cable dispatch to the White House from Paris says the controversy over Fiume is "rapidly clearing." Rome in a wildly enthusiastic greeting to Premier Orlando hears him say the country Is running short of food and thunders its willingness to risk hunger and engage in new military operations. Preparations for the German delegates at Versailles include the erection of barriers between their hotel and the place where treaty meetings will be held. The French government an nounces that the Germans will be re stricted In movement.. Ticki and Flashes Which Bul letin in Condensed Style the News of the World. TIMELY HISTORY PARAGRAPHS Events at. Washington Which Loom Large, as Crucial Happenings. Industrial Activities at Home and Abroad. PEACE BULLETINS ' The fugitive German Emperor is in dicted by the allies for a "supreme of fense against international morality and tlie sanctity of treaties," He will be tried" before a special tribunal com posed of one judge from eacli of the live great powers which defeated Ger many. His subordinates also are lia ble to trial. The peace conference, in plenary session, adopts ^lie revised League of Nations covenant on motion by Presi dent Wilson. France and Japan with draw their amendments and will sub scribe to the document. Sir Eric Drununond of England is named secre tary general. The revised text of the Leugue of Nations covenant as presented at a p|enary session of the peace confer ence is given out in Washington. It contains a: new section specifically rec ognizing the Monroe doctrine. Premiers Lloyd George and Clemcn ceau back President \Vllson in (he Flume controversy, Paris dispatches say, and ollicial statements to that ef fect soon will be issued, president Wilson's copy of bis manifesto, It is said, bears the initialed approval of Doth premiers. Roumanian troops are coutinuing their advance toward Budapest, having successfully fought several small bnt ties and extending their front to the south of Gyula. A distinctly more hopeful and less irreconciblable feeliug prevails at Italian " headquarters in Home and Paris. No longer was there talk of oreach with the peu'*e conference, but instead it was said: "All Will be settled within a fort cilght." , \ i WASHINGTON \ L ###############################^ ^ Albert S. Buuleson, postmaster gen eral and director of wires, .has recom mended to President Wilson that ad cable lines which were taken over ear ly in the winter by tne government to be operated under wartime restric tions be released to their private own ers not later than May 10. A request for the appointment of re-, celvers and a master to distribute funds of the West Virginia debt pay ments made by the attorney general of Virginia was,jlei:iied by the United States Supreme Court. Secretary Baker on his way home on the transport George Washington. ltenewal of negotiations between ihe Industrial Board of the department of commerce and the railroad administra tion relative to steel prices has failed to give rise to much hope of the suc cess of the price stabilization program of the board. "The members have re signed. According to reports received at the Wlfite House, the situation at the peace conference is "clearing rapidly." Shipping Board asked bids for the purchase of 431 wooden steamer hulls and 31 wooden barge hulls. The army signal corps demonstrates a new 'arrangement by which, through the use of "wired wireless," nineteen telegraph and radio telephone mes sages may be transmitted simultan eously over a single copper wire. Germany will use dye industry as club to force way back into place in commercial world, declared Francis P. Garvin, alien pr perty custodian. President Wilson has ordered the shipping board to stop the sale of ships for the present. I GENERAL \ War Trade Board suspended enemy trading lists preventing shipment of American goods to enemy destinations through neutral concerns. Department of Agriculture is wor ried over the question of storage for the enormous yield of 1,000,000,000 bushels of wheat. Eight administration officials of the United States Shipping Board Emer gency Fleet Corporation retired from the Philadelphia office. Sixth National Foreign Trade Con vention, called by the National Foreign Trade Council, ended its sessions at Chicago. Britton I. Budd, president of the Chicago elevated Lnes, announced the Public Service Commission's adverse decision would not stop the company In their purpose cf having the fare in creased to .7 ccntsi Preliminary steps were taken by Mayor Courzens of Detroit to hold a world's peace exhibition in that city in 1922 or 1923. Cotton merchants, manufacturers and bankers organize the Union Ware house Corporation, with a capital ol ?20.000,000, for the purpose of storing cotton in many centers throughout the country and protecting the industry. : ( - Thousands of men are needed by the United States merchant marine to man 200 ships by end of year. Director of RrJlroad Hines, on his arrival at. Denver, declared he was willing to accept the proposal of the Industrial board .o bring together rep resentatives of the railroads and steel producers to settle- the price contr vc-rs.v. Galveston fishing schooner Cape Horn was seized in the Gulf of Mes? Ico by Mexican unboat, charged with smuggling arms into Vera Cruz for rebels. A long and bitter fight In the senate over ratification of the league of na tions covenant is predicted as a result of the failure of the revised draft to meet some of the objections ruised to It, particularly the provisions giving the British Empire six votes to one for the United States. Countess Annie Leary, .famous phi lanthropist, patron of arts and music and friend of the poor, di?s in New York at age of eighty-seven. Ship camouflage, hurriedly developed during the war, will be retained per manently as a means of reducing col lisions of vessels. A naval seaplane of the F-5 type re mains aloft for 20 hours and 10 min utes on a flight at Norfolk and covers a distance of 1,250 miles, despite, a gale. Swiss Federal Council officially rec ognized the Czecho-Slovakia Republic. Attorney General Palmer declined to give opinion on legality of southern cotton growers to limit crop in effort to maintain prices. Lieutenant Vincent Astor pilots the U-117, a captured German mine laying submarine, into New York, thus ful filling a promise made when he went abroad in June, 1917. Talk . of impeachment proceedings against Postmaster General Burleson are heard in congressional circle at Washington. | SPORTING Benny Leonard punished Willie Ritchie so severely in their eight round light at Newark that the referc?e stop ped the contest after 40 seconds of fighting in the lust round to save Ritchie from being knocked out. Joie Ray made a new world's record of 2m. 13 2-5s. in the 1,000 yard invita tion race at Hie Thirteenth Coast Ar tillery games. He defeated Homer Baker and Jack Sellers. Clan Powers of Decatur, III., lod a field of 175 in the opening event of ihe Victory week trap shoot at Travers Is land. Joe Jackson Is liittihg the old apple, and it may be Joe and not Tris thai will battle Cobb for tlie American League championship this season. The East captured two of the three national relay championships at the annual *elay carnival of the Univer sity of Pennsylvania. Chicago Univer sity won the two^inile relay title; the University of Pennsylvania capturec' the one mile event in a hot finish, and Cornell, with Dresser, its champion distance runner, as anchor mau, romp ed away with the four mile race. Twenty-four thousand persons saw the Chicago White Sox defeat the De troit Tigers by G to 4, Jackson hitting, the ball into the right field bleachers for a homer. The New Zealand eight oared crew won the international rowing race on tlie Seine, Paris, nosing out the Amer icans after a heartbreaking final, which was witnessed by a crowd of 500,000. It. Legendre of Georgetown Univer sity, won the pentathlon' championship with fourteen points at the University of Pennsylvania relay carnival: Jack Britton, welterweight cham pion, will be called upon to defend his title in a twelve round bout in Baltimore May 12. Johnny Tillman of St. Paul will be the champion's opponent. Dutch Leonard hasn't reported to the Yankees and Wickland hasn't put on a Braves' uniform. But the bet ting is that both will be in harness before the season is* very old. |l FOREIGN President Wilson held a long con ference with General Pershing. A co-operative woolen mill will be erected by the wool growers of Al berta. Cotton crop of India estimated at 20,497,000 acres, or 19 per cent, be low 1917-1918 figures. Japaitese press upholds Italy's stand on Fi-ume. Hungarian Soviet government is pre paring to draft all men under forty five for the Red army. A blizzard in England did enormous damage. Twelve thousand trunk tele phone lines were broken in London, and' the melting snow is threatening severe floods. A large section of Yokohama was destroyed by fre. Two thousand build ings of business section were burned. According to the Koelnische Zeitung, Germany will confiscate $100,000,000 in securities to pay for food. Operatives working on AmericA cotton in the spinning industry at Lancashire resumed work after a slop page of eighteen days. America's surplus of food proves the salvation cf Europe, says Mr. Hoover in Paris, declaring that it will prevent th 6 widest spread of starvation and misc-ry with which the world has been threatened. The Argentine government received instructions from Berlin authorizing tlie delivery of interned German steam ships to the United States. The ves sels to be placed uuder the Americaii Q&g have a tonnage of 57,700. __ CONFEREES ADOPT LEA6UE DRAFT ? No Changes Made in Revised Covenant at Conference's Plenary Session. PRESIDENT MAKES MOTION. Belgium, Brazil, Greece and Spain on Council With Five Great Powers. Makino Protests ? Says Race Question May Become Acute. Paris. ? The revised covenant of the league of nations was adopted by^ the plenary session of the peace confer ence without division and without amendment. The covenant was moved oy President Wilson. The President in his speech said that Sir Efric Drummond of Great Bri tain had been named as the first secre tary general of the league. ? Baron Makino for Japan and Leon Bourgeois for France spoke in favor respectively of the racial equality and International army amendments, but these amendments were afterward withdrawn, and it is understood that they have been left' for decision by the league of nations Itself. Premier Clemencenu announced the withdrawal of the amendments, and President Wilson's proposal that the covenant of the league of nations be adopted was carded. There was not more than a mo ment's pause In honor of the creation of the league, the conference then pro teedihg with the regular program. The text of the labor principles for insertion in the. treaty was adopted. For the first time at the conference sessions Italy was not represented, and the five teats of Premier Orlando and his colleagues at the right of M. Cle menceau, the presiding officer, remain ed vacant The other delegations pre sented full ranks, and the scene was stirring as the French premier opened the session. President Wilson was recognized at the outset for a detailed explanation of the new covenant of the league. His speech was without oratorical ef fort and confirmed the explanation ol textual changes, most of whjch have already been noted, and named Bel gium, Brazil, Greece and Spian on the League Council and also on the com mittee to prepare plans for the fir.st meeting of the league. The name of Italy appears as one ol the members of the league and of tin five great powers represented in the League Council. ^ Barop Makino, head of the Japanese delegation, in a brief speech called renewed attention to the Japanese amendment on racial equality. He said that the race question was a standing grievance, which might be come a dangerous issue at any time The Japanese government and people. Baron Makino declared, felt" poignant regret that the amendment had not been Incorporated in the covenant and announced that an effort -would be made to have the principle of racial equality adopted as part of the docu ment. Paul Hymans, representing Belgium, expressed the regret of the Belgian people at the selection of Geneva as the seat of the league of nations, while approving the high alms of the league. The amendments of M. Bourgeois representing France, were not pressed M. Clemenceau then put the question of the adoption of President Wilson's motion, which prevailed without a formal vote, and the covenant was de ; clared adopted. The South American representatives expressed approval at great length be fore the covenant was adopted. Dur ing this par.t of the afternoon a distinct restlessness" was noticeable, President' Wilson walking over to a friend, and Premier Lloyd George disappearing from the room. WASHINGTON.--Postmaster Gener al Burleson has recommended lo Presi dent Wilson that cable, telegraph and telephone lines be restored to private ownership. XST. LOU I Si? Auction of $10,000,000 worth of furs opened at St. Louis. ROCKAWAY BEACH.? Crews of five men each are announced for the three naval seaplanes soon to fly to Newfoundland for the transatlantic trip. NEW YORK. ? Buyers of Victory Notes up to .$10,000 were assured of | receiving a full allotment in spite of ! oversubscription. . LONDON. ? Harry Lauder, the come dian, is knighted in the British houot list made public, and several North* cliffe journalists as well as supporters of Premier Lloyd George get titles. NEW YORK CITY.? New York ac claims the old Sixty-ninth in its tri ? umphal march up Fifth avenue, the parade proving a swift spectacle dis- ' tinctive for its Irish features. WASHINGTON. ? Attorney General! Palmer announced his department j would enforce wartime prohibition ! after July 1, as well as law prohibit- I ing use of foodstuffs for making alto holic beverages after May 1. WORLD'S NEW CONDENSE] Monroe Doctrine, Exclusion of Domestic Questions, and Other New Points Covered, TO BE NO SUPERSTATE. Leaciue Council Is to Decide Whether Oriental Immigration Is Domestio Question ? Provisions for Amendment. * k k ORIGINAL MEMBERS OF * k LEAGUE OF NATIONS AND ? * STATES INVITED TO JOIN. ? k k Original members of league: ? ? United States, Hayti, ? k Belgium, Hedjaz, ?] ? Bolivia, Honduras, ? k Brazil, Italy, ? k British Empire, Japan, ? k Canada, Liberia, k ? k Australia, Nicaragua, ? k South Africa, * Papama, ? k New So. Wales, Peru, . ? k India, Poland, k China, Portugal, ? k Czechoslovakia, Rumania, ? k Ecuador, Serbia, k k prance, Siam, ? k Greece, Uruguay, ? * Guatemala, * k k States Invited to join: ? k Argentina, Persia, k k Chili, Salvador, ? k Colombia, Spain, ? *r Denmark, Sweden, k k Netherlands, Switzerland, ? k Norway, Venezuela. *r Paraguay, ? k Mexico and Costa Rica are * k not invited to join. ? k k kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk Washington. ? By direction of Presi dent Wilson the state department nade public the long awaited revised text of the covenant for the proposed '.eague of nations in the form present ed by the Drafting Commission to alie plenary, session of the peace confer ence in Paris. The epochal document which repre sents the most daringly ambitious at tempt ever made to maintain world peace, by the creation of a super gov ernment over all nations, dominated by the five great powers which con* quered Germany and her allies, is th* result of the mature deliberations oi the peace delegates of the Unitec Stales, Great Britain, France, Italy ano Japan. Many serious objections to the orig inal draft, which were raised cliiellj in the United States Senate, have been met by amendments. All of the objec tions have not been met. The most important changes pro vide : Recognition of the Monroe doctrine In the words: "Nothing in this cove nant shall be deemed to affect the validity of international engagements, such as treaties of arbitration or re gional understandings like the Monroe doctrine for securing the maintenance of peace." Non-interference from the league of an.v member for violation of any regu lation or for dissent from any properly ratified amendment to the covenant. Voluntary withdrawal upon two years' notice by any member/ provided It is not under international obliga tions. Admission to the league of any au tonomous state giving guarantees of good faith and good will, subject to the consent of two-thirds of the assembly. For an increase In tiie size of the council at any time, subject to approv al of the majority of the assembly. For unaitfmou.- agreement on deci sions reached by the council and those by the assembly, except on : Admission' of states (two-thirds), increase of the council (majority), parliamentary pro- I cedure and appointment of committees j (majority of those present), approval i of appointment of secretaries-general ; (majority), concurrence in a report on \ international disagreements (majority of members of the league not repre sented on the council). Establishment of the league's capital at Geneva, subject to change. Recognition of and aid for the Red Cross. For protection or natives in terri- 1 tories controlled by members of the league. Recognition of the right of nations to express their willingness to be pro tected by mandatories. For representation of women in ofll- ! cial capacities in connection with the league. Supervision of international traffic in opium and other dangerous drugs and regulation of moral conditions' sur rounding women and children. SNOWSTORM HITS BRITAIN. Lines of Communication Suffer and Crops Are Badly Damaged. London. ? Following a period of per fect spring weather one of tiie worst storms in some time raged over the rtuitish Isl.'s, covering the country with from four to six inches of snow. : Telegraph and telephone lines fiuf- j fered severely and communication i* j cut off in many dire.-tions from this ! city. Spring crops and young Iambs suf- 1 ferod from the siorin. I BRIG. GEN. G. W. BURR. \ !| Officer Who Is Selling <! Surplus War Material. > i Brig. Gon. George W: Burr lias suc ceeded Maj. Gen. George W. Goeihnl* as director of purchase, storage and Irallic of the war department. Hf m also assistant chief of shtlT. Gencial Burr was for several years at the head of the various United States arsenals and bought for the United States dur ing the war the ordnance wliicli die government obtained from- Great Brit ain., He is a native of Missouri. ii-U^TQIETKD BY FIVE GREAT POWERS "Supreme Offense Against Inter national Morality and Sanctity of Treaties" Charged in Bill. . Washington. ? William II. of Hohen zolleru, erstwhile German Kaiser, Is to be indicted by the peace conference at Paris "for a supreme offense against international morality and the sanctity of treaties." lie will be placed on trial before n special tribunal, composed of five judges, one to be appointed by each of the five great powers which de feated Germany in the war ? the United States, Great 'Britain, France, Italy and Japan. The penalty to be imposed upon the one-time Kaiser will bo decided by the special tribunal. The government of l lie Netherlands,...^ - . whither William II. of the HohenzoU lent escaped from Germany, will be requested by the United States and the Entente nations to surrender the person of the accused. He will be permitted to select his -own counsel for bis defense. v The indictment will be Incorporated i:i the peace treaty which the present ( Jerniiui government will be required to sign, itnd Germany will be required to furnish all papers and evidence bearing upon the acts of the one time emperqr. Thus will the German people be required, whether they like it or not, to admit their defeat and the world will put an end forever to the doctrine of the divine right of kings and emperors. Nothing that has yet occured at the peace conference shows so clearly ay this the final unanimity of the dele* , gates in their extermination to force to the limit on Germany the results of the great' victory over Prussian militarism. The indictment also charges the * German government with not having punished the other persons accused of having committed flagrant :icts of cruelty and violations of the laws and customs of war, and it declares that such persons also will be brought to trial before military tribunals of the United States and allied powers, and If found guilty will be punished ac cording to fhe rules of military Imv. Undsr no circumstances, it is be lieved here, will -the Kaiser be 'ou demned to death. ; BRITISH LEAVE FiUME. English Force Withdrew When Italian Delegates Quit Conference. Geneva. ? The battalion of British troops which occupied Fiume with the Italians after the armistice left Flume when the Italian delegates to the peace conference left Paris, according to ad vices from Agrain, capital of Croatia and Slavonica. The reason for this action by the British is reported to be a desire !o avoid any friction with the Italian troops. UNREST ABATING IN EGYPT. ______ ___ * ' Strike of Government Officials Over and Work Resumed. Cairo. ? The strike of government of ficials, (which has been going on for sonic time, is over, and work has been resumed. The publication of the Amer ican letter recognizing the British pro tectorate acted like a cold douche to the extremists, who recognized the fu tility of their aspirations regarding compile independence, now , that America has taken the lead in recogi niziug Britain's position in Egypt.