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THE BEE; OMAHA, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 12. 1919.
RATIFY PACT, IS
FOR WORLD ILLS
Issue at Stake is Whether
Sacrifices of War Should
Be in Vain, He Tells
He'ena, Mont.. Sept. 11. (By The
Associated Press.) In two ad
dresses in Montana today. President
Wilson asked that the peace treaty
be ratified without delay so that the
spirit of universal unrest spreading
from Russia may be auieted.
Saying he had been told the west
was pervaded by "what is called
radicalism," the president declared
the only way to keep men from agi
tating against grievance was to re
move the grievances. As long as
"things are wrong." he said, "he did
not intend to ask that men stop agi
tating, begging only that they use
H said radicalism meant "cutting
up by the roots," a process that
would be rendered unnecessary if
"noxious growths" were removed.
When the president was intro
duced by Gov. Sam Stewart at his
night address here the crowd stood
tip and cheered.
With all its complexities, Mr. Wil
son said, the issue after all was
whether the sacrifices of the war
would be in vain. The task of those
who fought was only half done, he
declared, and if the treaty were not
put into effect, "men like these will
have to die again."
Civilization at Stake.
The United States, said the presi
dent, did not go into this war will
ingly and the nation had tried to
convince itself "that the European
business was not our business." But
presently, he continued, it became
apparent that civilization itself was
"We fought Germany," he contin
ued, "that the world might be a fit
place to live in. And the world will
not be a fit place to live in as long
as any great power can do what
Under the league, asserted Mr.
Wilson, there would be no opportu
nity for a people to be thrown into
war without their consent. But if
the league failed, he declared, the
United States would be deliberately
guilty "of preparing a situation
which would bring on the final
That the United States should be
trustee for the peace of the world,
the president declared, was inevita
ble. Development of American
power had been viewed with dis
may, he said, until it was seen that
she fulfilled her pledge to Cuba.
Then the world knew, he added, that
it could repose its confidence in the
This confidence, said Mr. Wilson,
has been shown in the fullest meas
ure at Versailles and in consequence
the peace had been drawn upon
Declaring the treaty could not be
carried out without the league, the
president cited the territorial adjust
ments of mid-Europe as an exam
ple of the sort of tasks which, he
asserted, only a concert of nations
coud accomplish. The league was to
be the instrumentality, he said, by
which the goods are to be delivered
to the people to whom they belong,"
in territories 01 disputea sover
eignty. The leagur. too. would be a step
toward world democracy, the pres
ident said, because for the first
time it would place the small and
weak nations on a footing of equal
ity with the great and powerful.
Hints at Bankruptcy.
Mr. Wilson said he wondered
where the men had been living who
now wanted America to stand alone
and disconnect herself from the
"Her ambition has been to con
nect herself with the world com
mercially," he said, "and they're
bankrupt if she doesn't."
He added that during the last few
years great business enterprises,
anxious not to suffer from the ex
cess profits law, had put large sums
into the enlargement of their facili
ties for after-the-war trade. If for
eign trade could not be secured, he
said, the giant would "burst his
Referring to objections of the
WANTS U.S. ARMY
OUT OF RUSSIA
Tells Crowds in Indianapolis
That American Boys Should
Not Have to Fight
(ContlaMd From Pace On.)
neither time nor inclination to deal
with a problem then practically as
acute as it is now. He never even
touched the subject, except patroniz
ingly and as an ephemeral ill of no
consequence or importance. He
makes its solution depend now upon
the immediate ratification of his
treaty. He would frighten us by a
cheap and specious statement, de
void of economic logic and wanting
in any sound reason. He covers his
own dereliction by an unfounded
counter charge. Remember his ad
dress to congress December 1 last.
Took Harness Off.
"The moment we knew the armis
tice to have been signed we took the
harness off. It is surprising how
fast the process of return to a peace
footing has moved in the three
league covenant, Mr. Wilson re
peated his previous arguments that
no reservation or charge is needed
to protect the nation's right to with
drawal, the Monroe doctrine, do
mestic questions or to shape its
own course under Article 10.
Mr. Wilson said that while the
Monroe doctrine section was un
der discussion at Paris he tried in
vain to think of any language which
would be more sweeping and spe
cific guarantee of the doctrine. The
language chosen, he said, was de
cided upon as an absolute guar
antee. The enumeration of the domes
tic questions by name as proposed
by some of the league opponents
would be dangerous, Mr. Wilson
said, because something might be
weeks since the fighting stopped.
His idea of reconstruction then was,
it will not be easy to direct it any
better than it will direct itself. When
he had ample time for action last
December and might have prevent
ed the subsequent continuance of
high prices these are his words:
'Our people do not wait to be
coached and led. Any leading strings
we might seek to put them in would
speedily become hopelessly entan
gled, because they would pay no
attention to them and go their own
way. The American business man
is of quick initiative.'
"At that time we had a competent
federal food administration, com
pletely organized throughout the na
tion. Mr. Wilson deliberately
scrapped this vast organization,
which might have removed a part,
at least, of the causes of high prices.
Now, months after he has dismissed
the federal and state agencies, he is
calling them together again to deal
with the question. The ratification
of the treaty may increase exports,
but increase in exports will not re
duce prices at home. If responsibil
ity for the high cost of living rests
upon any agency or man it rests
upon the present administration and
Speaks of Article 10.
Speaking of Article 10 of the cov
enant of the league, Senator John
son, after quoting President Wil
son's interpretation of the section,
"It makes America underwrite
every territorial grab of every other
nation, every wrong and injustice
done peoples, every bargain by
which human beings have been
handed about from one sovereignty
to another, every violation of
natural right and self-determination,
every oppression of the strong over
the weak. Naively the president re
marks that secret treaties hampered
him at the peace conference and
embarrassed the whole settlement.
Inferentially, he concedes the wick
edness of those secret treaties, but
he was neither hampered nor em
barrassed to such a degree as to
cause him to stand manfully and
courageously for his oft expressed
principles. Not only did he abandon
his principles and abjectly surrender
his idealism, but he became a part
of the secret treaties he denounced
when he united i" making them the
basis of action at Paris."
to Simplify Truck
Rates in Nebraska
Lincoln, Sept. 11. (Special.) A
meeting of all of those interested in
motor truck transportation rates has
been called by the Nebraska State
Railway commission for September
23, at 10 o'clock in the office of the
Readjustment of the schedule of
the motor truck rates recently pro
mulgated by the commission is ex
pected to follow.
In its call the commission states:
"Experience has shown that the
modified railroad classification em
bodied in the arrangement on the
trucking order, G. O. 46, is too com
plicated for use in the trucking busi
ness. The purpose of this hearing
is to permit a classification more
simplified and better fitted for the
The commission's first schedule
of rates were computed on the same
general plan as railroads are figured.
However, it was found that a large
number of other conditions enter
into the rates, which will have to be
taken into consideration.
But One Delegate
of Mines in America
Cleveland, Sept. 11. Nationaliza
tion of mines as a general principle
was approved Thursday afternoon
bv the convention of the United
Mine Workers of America with only
one dissentine voice, the sole ob
jector being shouted down when he
declared nationalization an impossi
bility. Concrete proposals for na
tionalization are expected when the
report of the committee on resolu
tions is presented.
The convention voted with the
same unanimity for the six-hour day
and five-day week in all coal mines
to be incorporated in the demands
presented to the mine operators at
the joint wage conference at Btvfr
falo September 25, but deferred dis
cussion of specific wage demands
until next week.
Seymour Steadman of Chicago,
counsel for Eugene V. Debs, and
formerly attorney for the mine work
ers in the Cherry Hilkmine disaster
case, addressed the delegates on be
half of Debs, Rose Pastor Stokes
and others convicted under the es
pionage act. He invited the mine
workers to send representatives to
the American Freedom convention
at Chicago September 26, called to
press for their release and the re
peal of the act.
Big Welcome in Omaha
Planned for Sen. Borah
(Continued From Fag One.)
Borah will refer to the amendments
and reservations contained in that
The Omaha meeting will be under
the auspices of the Omaha branch
of,the League for the Preservation
of American Independence, whose
president, E. A. Benson, will pre
side and introduce the senator.
Among the officers of the league are
J. H. Millard, D. M. Vinsonhaler,
C. G. Cunningham, J. A. Sunderland,
C. F. McGrew, Luther Drake and
Country People Coming.
Mr. Benson, who is arranging the
details of the meeting, has received
many applications from out-of-town
people who wish stage
reservations. Edgar Howard,
prominent state democrat, yesterday
telegraphed from Columbus, Neb.,
for 12 stage seats. Most of the
stage seats will will be reserved for
visitors. A few of the front rows
of the main floor will be held for
members of the Grand Army of the
Republic Spanish War Veterans
and the American Legion and their
families. No admission charge will
be made. The Omaha Musicians'
band will play.
Senator Borah is one of the most
powerful speakers in the United
States. He has been in the custom
of addressing many thousands at
open air meetings throughout the
country and undoubtedly will have
no trouble to make himself under
stood in all parts of the Auditorium.
Sioux Falls Expects Crowd.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial Telegram.) From advance re
ports which have been received by
the Commercial club there will be an
mense crowd in Sioux Falls next
Tuesday evening to hear Senator
Johnson of California, and possibly
Senator Borah of Idaho, discuss the
league of nations and peace treaty.
In some quarters it is believed the
crowd will be eveji larger than that
which greeted President Wilson
here Monday evening.
Shoot Anarchists in U. S.,
G. A. R. Commander Advises
Columbus, O., Sept. 11. "If any
one attempts to raise the red flag
of anarchy in this country, shoot
him on the spot," declared Claren
don E. Adams, commander-in-chief
of the G. A. R., in ending his
annual address of the national en
campment of the G. A. R. here
Deafening cheers which fairly
shook Memorial hall followed this
declaration of the Grand Army
Atlantic City was selected for the
1920 annual encampment of the G.
Hawk's Death Laid
on Riekman by Jury
G. C. Riekman. 5012 Webster
street, was held for "criminal neg
ligence" in connection with the
death of Edward Hawk, 2216 Doug
las , street, by a coroner's jury at
the; Hoffman Funeral home yester
day. Mn Riekman ran over Mr.
Hawk af Twenty-second and Far
nam streets Tuesday night while
driving his automobile east on Far
mm. Hawk died of the injuries at
the Lister hospital the next day.
Joseph Balkovec and W. J. Hixen.
witnesses of the accident, testified
that Mr. Riekman failed to sound
his horn at the street intersection,
and was driving from IS to 25 miles
an hour when he struck Mr. Hawk.
Mr. Riekman declared that he
sounded his horn three times and
shouted at Hawk before he struck
him. The rear of his car struck
Hawk, he testified. Witnesses said
the front of the car struck Hawk.
Mr. Riekman will be held for trial
on the charge of killing while oper
ating an automobile in an unlawful
manner. If convicted he may be
fined from $200 to $500, or sen
tenced to from one to 10 years in
the state penitentiary under a law
enacted at the last session of the
state legislature. 1
r .i i r '
Held to Higher Lourt
on Charge of Murder
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 11. (Special
Telegram.) The preliminary hear
ing of D. W. Langley. Cortland
farmer, charged with the murder of
Justice Chris Pfeiffer at Cortland
on the evening of August 18, was
held before Judge Ellis here Thurs
day. Langley was ordered held to
the text term of the district court
without bail. He pleaded not
Nine witnesses for the state testi
fied that after Langley was wound
ed four times in a street battle with
deputies, who were also wounded,
he deliberately walked to O'Brien'
store, where he shot and killed
Pfeiffer, four bullets entering the
body. Several witnesses stated that
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riemer tor causing nis arrest lor
having liquor in his possession.
a i . inn r 1 c r . I A
and vicinity were in attendance at
Cologne, Sept. 11. A munition
magazine exploded in the neighbor
hood of Neuwied Thursday morning.
Two hundred persons were injured
f.nd it is believed many were killed.
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