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Throws Down Gauntlet in
Speech Less Than Three
Hours After Landing on
American Soil.
(CoDllnnnl from Pa One.)
members to convey to the state body
his "warm regards and sympthaty.
President Wilson was accom
panied in the parade and later to
Methanes' hall, where he spoke be
fore 8,000 persons, by Mrs. Wilson.
He appeared physically fit for what
he described as the approaching
strenuous attempt to transact busi
ness for a little while, in America."
Rested on Voyage.
The sea voyage seemed to have
;;iven him a rest. He appeared to
enjoy the day and in taking fare
well of Mayor Andrew J. Peters, the
main host, said that he had im
mensely enjoyed the brief stay here
So occupied was Mr. Wilson
with the program prepared for him,
that all official business brought to
his attention was deferred until he
was aboard the special train which
drew out of the South station at 4.30
this afternoon, for Washington. The
so,iiuu,uuw,uuii revenue bill was
among the documents which he re
ceived from Secretary Tumulty and
upon which he had not acted when
he left the city.
Crowds Greet Train.
Xew York, Feb. 24. President
Wilson's special train arrived at the
Pennsylvania station here at 10:05
o'clock tonight, 20 minutes behind
its schedule, after an uneventful trip
from Boston. Mr. Wilson retired
soon after the train reached the out
skirts of the Bronx and the only
member of his party who appeared
at the terminal here was Secretary
Tumulty, who had no announce
ments to make.
At New Haven the president
waved his hat to the cheering crowd
and shouted "hello" t
The special resumed its trip at
10:30 and is expected to reach
Washington before 5 o'clock tomor
row morning.
Mr. Wilson will not leave his car
until about 8 o'clock.
Members of Taft's Party-
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Hays Calls Conference
of United Mine Workers
Hazlcton, Pa., Feb. 24. Notice
was received today at the district
headquarters of the United Mine
workers in this city, from Frank J.
Hayes, international president, that
he has called a meeting of the pol
icy committee of tne union in In
dianapolis on March 18 to take ac
tion on wages, unemployment and
other issues growing out of the re
construction period. The commit
tee will be composed of represen
tatives of every district.
Olympic Reaches New York
With Officers and Men
New York, Feb. 24. The trans
port Olympic- arrived here today
from Brest with 453 officers, 5,261
enlisted men and 232 sick and
woundd, comprising 48'ofticers and
175 enlisted men, six nurses, two
field clerks and a civilian.
U. S. Congress Defines
Liquor Banned by War
time Prohibition Act
Washington', Feb. 24. Any bev'
crage containing more than orre
half of 1 per cent alcohol would be
banned by the war-time prohibition
act, effective next July 1, under a
measure approved today by the
house judiciary committee to make
the act effective.
The committee's definition of in
toxicating liquor was written in the
bill as follows:
'The words beer, wine or other in
toxicating malt or vinous liquors in
the war prohibition act shall be con
strued as any liquor which contains
in excess of one-half of 1 ner cent
of alcohol."
Enforcement of the war time oro-
hibition law, which continues its ef
fect until after demobilization, is
placed with the internal revenue bu
reau. Any place .where liquor is
manufactured or sold would be de
clared a public nuisance, and its op
erators subject to fine and imprisonment.
Property used for violating the
law would be subject to a lien for
fine and costs of cases resulting frqm
tne prosecution. j
Brother of William Moran of
Omaha Dies in Buffalo, N. Y.
Buffalo. N. Y., Feb. 24. (Special
Telegram.) James G. Moran, 73
years old, died after a brief illness
at his home, 802 Fellows street,
Scranton, Pa., Sunday. He is sur
vived by his brother, William Mor
an, of Omaha, and his sister, Mrs.
Charles Bowman, of Atkinson, Neb.
Agreement Reached in New
York Strike; Men to Go Back
Washington, Feb. 24. All work
men on strike in the New York
building trade dispute and all other
sympathetic strikers were ordered
back to work tonight under an
agreement reached at a conference
here between representatives of the
building irades association, the
union and the secretaries of war and
It was agreed that all matters in
dispute would be placed before
conference committee composed of
tnree men selected by the employers
ana tnree Dy tne workmen. All
matters upon which the committee
tailed to agree after three days
wouia dc submitted to Judge Henry
P. Dugros of New York City, whose
decision would be made within two
weeks and would be final,
German Long Range Gun
to Be Exhibited at Paris
Paris, Feb. 24. One of the Ger
man long-range guns which shelled
Paris at intervals during the last
few months of the war, now is on
its way to this city and will be
placed on exhibition in the Place
de la Concorde, according to La
Victoire. Marshal Foch, the news
paper says, demanded the surrender
by the Germans of one of these guns
which was found by French officers
near Mayence, and it is this weapon
which is being sent to Paris.
Senate Makes Provision
for Large Temporary Army
Washington, Feb. 24. Provisions
for a temporary army of 538,498 of
ficers and men after next July 1, as
recommended hv the? War rinart.
uent were inserted in the $1,000,000,-
UUU army appropriation measure to
day by a senate military subcommit
tee. These provisions were eliminat
ed in the house which aproved of an
army of only 175,000 men, the maxi
mum tixed in the national defense
act of 1916.
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(Continued from fate On.)
the league of nations from England
to the Lmted States, and here is
history of that trip, if you wish it."
The distinguished man of letters
handed out a typewritten copy
which he had dictated himself, and
which is printed elsewhere in this
paper. , '
Line Up for Photos.
Dr. Van Flvlfff tr Mnron(lii
President Lowell of Harvard and
Mr. Kosewater visited in one com
i partment of the car while Mr. Taft
talked to the reporters in another.
Then Mr. Taft out on his lone, fuf-
collared overcoat and high silk hat
ana tne rest ot the party arrayed
ihemselves for the cold wind and
went forth to face the photograph
ers. Soon everybody was lined up
but Mr. Taft, who had taken Mr.
Rosewater one side for a confer
"Hurry up, Mr. TaTt; it's cold'
called Dr. Van Dyke. .
The ex-president quickly got in
line. - N
Then Mrs. Luther Kountze ap
peared and begged the distinguished
party to come in to the canteen in
the station. And thither they went.
Mrs. Kountze and a corps i( other
"canteeners" and a number of sol
diers were there.
"Can't I serve you with a eup of
coffee?" Mrs. "Kountze asked Mr.
"Yes, indeed, you can," said the
famous ambassador. And he sat
down to the counter and drank it.
Another Photo and Cone.
The newspaper photographers
were still "on the job," and now)
they commanded Mr. Taft to sit at
ine counter aiso. Air. J. alt, pre
tending to be very "grouchy," sat
down on one of the stools.
"Take a cup of coffee in your
hand," one of the Dhotoeraohers
"How you just go ahead and snap
me ordered "Bill." "You feows
are' always too histrionic. The
Taftonian lauch hurst out. The
flashlight flashed and then Mr.' Taft
ambled off with Mr. Rosewater back
to where the two special cars had
been attached to the Wabash St.
Louis train. And scarcely were all
the famed men back on board when
the bell ransr. the whistle tooted and
tbey were gone.
Talks in Nebraska.
The nartv scattered the seed, of
league of nations along the way yes
terday through Nebraska. The
train stopped a few minutes at Kear
ney, Grand Island, Central City, Co
lumbus and Fremont and sneeches
were made at each place from the
rear platform.
Altogether on this tour we have
talked to about 170,000 people," Dr.
Van Dyke said.
What about Senator Sherman's
statement that the tour is being
financed by Andrew Carnecrie?" Dr.
Van Dyke was asked.
"Absolutely false!" he exclaimed.
"It is being financed by the League
to Enforce Peace itself. None of us
gets any pay whatever, excepting,
ot course, tne secretaries and sten
ographers." "You don't get much time to do
any literary work now, do you, Dr.
Van Dyke?"
"Not much," he said. "Still, I
have a book coming out next month,
'The Valley of Vision.' It is not
war stories though some of them
have a war background."
Morgenthau on Turkey.
Henry Morgenthau, who made
such a splendid record as ambassador-to
Turkey, declared his belief
that it is Turkey's fate to be dis
membered. "It will be cut up and
there v, 11 be no more Turkey in Eu
rope, in my opinion, he said.
"You were always the good
friend of the Turks, were you not?"
"I was," said Mr. Morgenthau,
"until they murdered 1,000,000 Ar
menians. I do not want to be the
friend of murderers."
Besides the members already
mentioned these were in the party:
Prof. George Grafton Wilson, Ed
ward A. Filene, Dr. Charles R.
Brown, dean of the School of Re
ligion at Yale university; Mrs.
Philip North Moore, Capt. Thomas
Chamberlain. Also a number of of-1
ficials of the League to Enforce
The St. Louis congress for a
league of nations, to which the
party is en route, will be held today
and tomorrow. Then the final con
gress at Atlanta will be held Feb
ruary 28 and March 1.
Two Persons Killed,
30 Injured in Train
Near Latham, Illinois
Rockford. III.. Feb. 24. Two per
sons were killed and about JO others
seriously injured tonight when the
southbound passenger train on the
Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul
railroad was wrecked one mile
north of Latham. The dead are:
Harry B. Smith, shoe salesman of
Janesville, Wis., and C. i.. Corcor
an. division trainmaster of the road.
road. I
Mrs. Glenn Brown of Sabula, la..
is in the Rockford hospital with 20
Other injured passengers. She is
not expected to live. Mrs. Jose
phine Gridley of Rockford, who was
seriously injured was rescued from
the wreckage by Mrs. Dalle of
Janesville, Wis., who although bad
ly burned about the face, also
brought a child to safety.
Others injured include: tred
Brown, Sabula, la., cut about the
S. Ames, Stoughton, Wis., back in
jured and badly bruised.
I. O. Williams, Hornick, la., head
cut and body bruised.
Robert F. Fullerman, soldier,
Savanna proving grounds, shoulder
wrenched, right hand injured.
W. J. Smith, soldisr. Millsford.
O., slightly hurt.
Chaplain H. B. Snyder of Camp
Grant, Madison, Wis., face cut and
body bruised.
Mrs. Rosie Melquist and son,
Carl, Watertown, S. D., badly cut.
W. M. Springer, Janesville, Wis.,
head badly cut and right arm hurt
David Binbeneer. Janesville. Wis..
head and face cut.
The wreck was said to have been
caused by spreading rails. Four
coaches left the track.
Hint by I. W. W. Radicals
Causes Arrest of Twenty
Four Spaniards in Two
Bill Signed by Governor
Didn't Pass Legislature
Lincoln. Feb. 24. (Special.) H.
R. No. 40, by Wildman, relating to
property of decedents, reported as
having passed the legislature and as
having been signed by the governor
as a matter ot tact will not be one
of the laws enacted by the present
session of the legislature. The bill
was postponed in the senate but
through a mistake in the chief
clerk's office, was sent to tne eov
ernor, signed and duly turned over
to the secretary of state.
The mistake was discovered to
Philadelphia, Feb. 24. Ten men
were arrested here today suspected
of being implicated in the New
York plot to assassinate President
Wilson. The prisoners taken here
were rounded up shortly after the
raid by the police in New York.
The men arrested here inch ded
tdurdo Parades, a Cuban, said to
be the leader of the Spanish Indus
trial Workers of the Wo Id. All are
Spaniards and nine of them are
Secret service men here attach
more importance to the arrest in
New York of two Philadelphians,
Florien Medina Veitia and Elario
Orestissa, than to the roundup of
the 10 Spaniards in this city. In
their rooms liere were found about
200 pounds of anarchist and social
ist literature and a number of let
ters. Bundles of copies of a Span
ish anarchist newspaper also were
Foiled By Agents.
An agent of the Department of
Justice learned by chance about
two weeks ago of a meeting of
those arrested here and in New
York, at which some of the radi
cals, it is said, dropped a hint of the
assassination - plot. The agent
learned that two men were to be
sent from this city to New York as
the assassins. All the government
agencies in both cities immediately
turned to the task of foiling the
Spanish terrorists.
Report Favorably on Bill
to Maintain Price of Wheat
Washington, Feb. 24. The house
bill appropriating $1,000,000 to
maintain the government1 guaran
teed price of $2.26 for the 1919
wheat crop was ordered favorably
reported today by the senate agri
cultural committee.
May Prosecute Ex-Governor.
Boise, Feb. 24. Immediate steps
by the attorney general of the state
and by the prosecuting attorney of
Ada county to bring to trial ex
Governor Moses Alexander and C.
S. Moody, former adjutant general
of the Alexander administration
were recommended in a formal re
port submitted to the legislature by
a joint committee which has been in
vestigating the militia fund for the
last two weeks.
Taft Praises Object
of League of Nations
Fremont, Neb., Feb. 24. (Special
Telegram.) Former President Taft
and party stopped in Fremont this
afternoon on their way across the
country from the Pacific coast to
St. Louis and Atlanta. During a
short stop at the Union station, Mr.
Taft spoke briefly on the object of
the league of nations. "We have
won the war, and what we want
now is to make it impossible for
arty bantam rooster nation to kick
up its heels and start a war on its
neighbor whenever it feels so in
clined," Mr. Taft said.
"We want to fix it so that our
boys will not have to do the work
again. We are making this trip
for the purpose of urging upon the
people the necessity of supporting
the league of nations idea.
"Write to your congressmen and
urge them to support the measure
when they ire given the opportun
ity," he told the crowd.
Charles L. Brown, dean of divin
ity of Yale university, was intro
duced by Mr. Taft and was speaking
when the train pulled out.
schools were dismissed and a
number of business houses closed
so that the employes could hear the
distinguished American. A crowd ot
2,000 persons was at the station.
Admiral Von Tirpitz
Guest of Swiss General
Geneva. Switzerland, Feb. 23.
Admiral Von Tirpitz, who is credi
ted with having been the instigator
of ruthless submarine warfare, has
been the guest of General Will of
the Swiss army since the' revolution ,
in Germany, according to swis !
newspapers. The former German
naval chief has lost his entire for- j
Williams Succeeds Self.
Washington, Feb. 24. By a
strict partisan vote of 9 to 4, the
senate banking committee decided
today to recommend confirmation of
the nomination of John Skelton Wil
liams to succeed himself as comp
troller of the currency.
Push Potash Bill.
Washington, Feb. 24. (Special
Telegram.) The Henderson potash
bill will be brought up in the sen
ate tomorrow. Congressman Kin
kard says he hopes to see the sen
ate bill passed in the house before
Postal Department Orders.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 24. (Special
Telesrani. ) Iowa postmasters appointed:
Dedham, Carroll county, Hobart E. Mo
unds, vtca Wlllard W. Harvey, resinned;
Ionallue, Scott county, Louts A. Keppy,
vice Frank Keppy, resigned; Lynvllle,
Jasper county, Cynthia Schoek. vice Cecile
Millcle, resigned; Mount " Union, Henry
county, Charles B. Comic, vice Lena Cor
nlc, deceased; Promise City, Wayne coun
ty, Nellie F. Ross, vice Joseph P. Gates,
resigned; Scarvllle, Winnebago county,
Edna J. Folken, vlca Theodore T. Folken,
resigned; Yorkshire, Harrison county;
Isaac Kilmer, John E. Fulner, resigned.
Objectors Now Object
to Accepting Army Pay
Washington, Feb. 24. Nearly
all the conscientious objectors re
cently released by the army at
Fort Leavenworth have returned
the money paid them on discharge,
holding that the scruples which
prevented them from fighting also
forbade the acceptance of pay for
noncombatant service which re
lieved a fighter for the front
Examine Effects.
New York, Feb. 24. Tederal at
torneys and secret service men to
day were examining the personal
effects and papers of 14 Spaniards,
members of the Industrial Workers
of the World, who were arrested
here yesterday on suspicion that
two of their number were concern
ed in a plot to attempt to take the
life of President Wilson on his
landing at Boston.
House Will Consider
Wire 'Control Bill;
Probably This Week
Washington, Feb. 24. Right of
way for action on the resolution to
end government control of telephone
and telegraph systems on December
31, next, will be proposed this week
by the house rules committee, Chair
man Pou announced today.
Special rules also were approved
to permit consideration of two other
measures, Secretary Lane's bill for
reclaiming land for settlement bv
discharged soldiers and sailors and
the bill creating a civil service re
tirement fund.
No action was taken in regard to
other measures, including the public
buildings bill and the prohibitory im
migration legislation.
Debate on the "wire control bill
will be limited to an hour and a half.
Three hours will be given to the
Lane plan and one hour to the re-j
tirement fund bill. "I
House leaders said today that ac
tion might be taken on all measures
this week.
The general deficiency bill is the
only one of the annual appropriation
measures yet to pass the house. It
will not be ready for consideration
until near the end of the week.
To Cur Cold In On Day
lets.) It stops the Cough and Headache
and works oft the Cold. E. W. GROVE S
signature on each box. 30c.
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tal punishment never deterred any
one else from crime," she said.
"One wrong never righted an
other," said Mrs. C'W. Hayes.
Mrs. Baker argued against it on the
score of judges and wardens who
never got over the experience of
participating in a legalized crime
Mrs. E. B. Towl said society shared
in tne criminal s delinquency.
Mrs. J. H. Dumont upheld the
negative, "We need a drastic pun
ishment and lifetime sentence in the
penitentiary is worse than capital
punishment," she said.
The department voted to support
the bill for the abolishment.
The club women wired Senator
Hitchcock requesting him to vote
in favor of the amendment to the
army appropriation bill conferring
military rank on army nurses.
A spirited debate on forms of so
called "modern recreation" occupied
the program hour following the busi
ness meeting.
Mrs. D. G. Craighead made the
stellar speech, declaring modern
recreational movements more ener
vative than recreation.
"The community is takinor awav
all responsibility of the home in
education, character-building, in
everything. l'retty soon the only
responsibility parents will hold will
be that of bringing children into the
world and paying the taxes. The
state will do the rest," she said
"Home now is only a place to eai
and sleep.
"We are running riot in our de
sire for recreation overdoing and
over-stimulating, amusement, creat
ing a restless, dissatisfied race with
no conception of the value of rest
or quiet."
"Supervised playgrounds are bet
ter than the streets but not better
than the backyard under mothrr'f
watchful,' eve, she said.
Mrs. E) E. Staufield was an able
second. "Children have been taught
to play so long and have been kept
amused so much they don't know
how to play naturally themselves
any more. Their idea' of having a
good time is to go to the movies or
ask mother for money to buv ice
cream cones or to do a few danc
ing steps taught bv fancy dancinu
teachers," she said.
Children Like Play.
Miss Lora Molhy and Mrs. W. T.
More of the Y. W. C. A. and Canrn
Fire girl's group defended the play
"We all have a gregarious in
stinct. That s why vou attend meet
ings of the Woman's chilis. It's as
much an emotional spree to go to
a political barbacue as is cock fight
ins: amonsr the Filipinos. VVronar
forms of amusement can be replaced
by healthful sports," said Miss
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