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Circulation Yesterday 4,193 The Warren Erenias Tima. is a member of Audit Bureau of circulation which verifies its circulation figures. WARREN EVENING TIMES THE ONE PAPER IN MOST HOMES--THE ONLY A IN A The only paper in Warren county that prints circulation figures each day To the advertiser should speak louder words. I A A A A 2 6 H' I PLENARY SESSIONS OF PEACE CONFERENCE STOP PENDING RETURN OF PRES. WILSON i fc- i i i Practically Certain That There Will Be No Further DiscussionsIpDpCIRCMT I of the Constitution of the League of Nations Until I HCOIOCIl I Ullff I ARRIVES AFTER STORMY VOYAGE the Middle of March; Armenian Delegation Powers.

ESTABLISHMENT OF WESTERN BOUNDARY IS HUGE PROBLEM Eisrht Calls for Assistance Are Answered by Ship That Has Two of Her Own Lifeboats Smashed in Davits. By Robert J. Prew, I. N. S.

Staff Correspondent. Pans, Feb. is now practically certain that there voll be no further plenary sessions of the peace conference until President Wilson returns from the United States. This insure? that the discussions of the constitution of the league of nations will be put off until the middle of March. Premier Lloyd-George is scheduled to arrive from London the end of this week unless his return is delayed by the strike troubles.

When he returns the big- five will take iip the Pais- fcian problems. The Armenian delegation has been admitted to the of the powers. Coincident with this development it is learned that Great Britain. France and Greece will probably put in Claims as mandatories for Constantinople under the terms of the-league of nations covenant. The international commission on labor legislation is encountering difficulties In laying: down world labor principles will not conflict with the established industrial customs certain countries.

Progress is being- made however. The tremendous problem which faces the conference is the i-stablishment of the new western boundary of Germany! Russia and Germany are two of the prime factors that are impelling the Allies to speed up the preliminaries. Representatives of all the nations realize that if they are forced to take drastic action against Russia they cannot hope to get the support of the people so long as a state of war exists with Germany. Another factor working in the same direction is the desire of the troops of all of the Allied armies to return to their homes oid all of the Entente governments are anxious to satisfy this longing. Marshal Foch has already recommended to the council of ten the of any action tending- in the direction of early demobilization.

In the absence of any definite word from the peace conference regarding the Irish claim for representation. John O'Kelly, the Sinn Feaier, who has iust arrived in Paris as the envoy from the "provisional government of the Irish republic" said'today i would call upon Colonel E. 31. House, of the Amei-ican delegation, to learn, if possible, the attitude of the Americans toward Ireland. O'Kelly registered at a hotel under the name of 8ean O'Callaigh, which is the Gaelic for John O'Kelly.

He had addressed several pleas to President Wilson but had received no reply. The Armenians are relying to a to make adequate compensation lurge extent upon the United States for tfl mighty devastation" wrousht support their claims. This German armies. Therefore it 1S Argued by French writers. France endence is based prooably upon the! must be Indemnified through terri- WENT TO AID OF POLAR BEAR Xew York.

Feb. -a stormy voyage during whh-b. eight S. O. S.

calls were received from other vessels the transport President Grant arrived here today with two of iier own lifeboats smashed in davits by rough seas. Last Friday the President Grant changed her course and went to the aid of the transport Polar Bear which was being battered about in mid- ocean with engines disabled. For two days the President Grant attempted to get tow lines to the Polar Bear. Meanwhile the engine crew- worked night and day to repair the da-mage. Success crowned both efforts almost simultaneously and the Polar Bear resumed her voyage.

The other calls for assistance were responded to by nearer the ships from which the appeals came. During the height of the storm Lieutenant-Colonel Stewart McGuire, of Richmond, and Major Thomas Nassau, of Philadelphia, perfoimed an emergency operation on Noble Hoffman, Marine wounded at Belleau Wood and who become dangerously ill as the result of unexpected complications, resulting from the injuries. The contingent aboard the President Grant was made up of the 14Sth infantry brigade, headquarters, bound lor Camp Meade. -the 164th-in- an try enroute for Camp Dis. tlie 162nd.

infantry supply company aud Company K. also bound for Cam" Dix. and casual detachments numbers 44 to 50 inclusive. The total number of officers and men aboard was poses last whi-ch was Voted ir their November, was introduced in the House just before adjournment today by Representative Dawson of Lackawanna. The bill, which is in reality un enabling measure, providing 729.

intense sympathy throughout America for the sufferings of the Armenians under the Turkish yoke. torial aquisitioBs. Germany's war debt is estimated at $240.000.000,000 where Germany's wealth before the war was ueiore me war was Aside from the strictly political; estimated at only $ ouestion engaging the attention of Even allowing for a big increase "he conferees labor problems are to the general rise of values Germanv's tVrtiiTrl up on the part of the conferees. Germany's assets would remain less than half of her liabilities.

Prior claims on Germany's exist- claims on Germany's exist- Jne commission headed by Sarnu- ing resources are conservatively es- ei Gompers, president of the Ameri-1 timated at the following: Federation of Labor, is working' France. 540.000.000,000 1 $4,000.000,000. lay down broad principles, leaving ti.e details and application to be worked out by the conference. It is generally agreed that the i-iaximum working day over the hole world should not exceed eight liotirs and there tusanitnous feeling for abolition of child, labor. It is believed, also, that there should Je rigorous revision of the conditions governing the employment of Mr.

Gompers stated today that he lielieved that unemployment in Am- could be by a resump- of vigorous shipbuilding. French newspapers are printing articles emphasizing the extreme importance for France of fixing the JUhine as the new Franco-German frontier. Only in this way, argue the French writers, can France protection against another I Hun invasion. N'o rpresentations been officially made to the peace along this line although delegates have been given to un- 3rstand, in an informal way, that it the wish of France that Rhine be de the western border of Germany. It was stated in previous cablegrams to the I.

S. that M-'rance did not desire the actual an- jsexation of territory on the left tank the Rhine. Whether the view has changed or whether wants lo make a neutral zone the ground immediately west of Rhine, to be policed by allied (troops, is not quite plain.) From a military viewpoint the sug- pestion is made that the Palatinate -Belgium, Servia, $2,000,000,000. These sums cairnpt be paid in full at once and possibly may be liquidated by yearly payments extending over a period of. say 20 years, but it is the belief of many Frenchmen that, they may never be paid.

UNiONLEADER SENDS A PLEA FROM LONDON London. Feb. Smillie, leader of the Union miners in the United Kingdom, today made the following appeal to the coal miners of the United States: "I note that it is already rtimor- ed that arrangements are being made to import coal from America in the event of a strike here. I think I may appeal with full confidence to my comrades, the workers in America, to refuse to assist the Britisii capitalists, who are -trying to defeat our effort to improve the standard of living of our mine workers over here." Air. Smillie is maintaining an uncompromising stand for a 30 per -cent wage increase, a six hour day, and nationalization of British mines and is backed by a 5 to 1 vote of 700,000 British FUNERAL WAS TO BE SIGNAL FOfi UPRISING London.

Feb. 26. The communists (Radicals) have decided upon an uprising tomorrow (Wednesday) coincident with the funeral of Kurt Eisner, late Bavarian premier, according to the Abend Express. Au attempt will be madp, according to this paper, to force Bolshevism upon Prussia. (Ahe Abend Express is said to be a very reliab'e newspaper.) DETROIT GUNMEN OPEN FIRE ON DEPUTY SHERIFF AND PRISONERS Detroit, Feb.

26--As Deputy Sheriff William Parmenter was conducting three prisoners from the court house to the jail, four Sicilian Gangsters overtook him at the jail entrance and opened up a fusilade of pistol shots at the trio, wounding all three of them more or less seriously, one perhaps fatally. The gunmen drove up near the jail in a touring car and alighted just their three victims steooed inside the door, and began -shooting. They, after emptying their weapons, fled to their motor car and escaped. By Throw of Dice Copenhagen, Feb. 26.

A throw of the dice decided who sjiould assassinate Premier Kurt Eisner, premier of Bavaria, said a dispatch from Munich today. Count Arco Valrey lost and set forth on Jus deadly mission. Statr of Siojjo Df-clarcd. Weimar. Feb.

25. via London. Feb. nid the Sarre valley (bordering the Cabinet today declared Jhine) be formed into a neutral Communist (Bolshevik) headqiu'. Mate.

Writers, not officially inspired. liowever. are representing France as in a perilou; position having fost two-thiffls-of her treasure and ie fifth of hor fit men a result the war. But it now openly admitted, even the most bitter opponents of Ger- ters -at Munich in a state of soige. (Martial law had previously beon declared at Munich.) It was decided not to send Prussian troops against the Spartacides at Munich because of the anti-Prussian feeling in Bavaria.

Bavarian delegates who wei-p oom .1 duumira, even Bavarian delegates who wei-p oom- l-v the most bitter opponents of Ger- ing to Weimar were turned ba-k at lawny, that the Germans will not be the Prussian-Bavarian frontier GUN BATTLE BREAKS UP UNION MEET Chicago, Feb. Killiher. organizer for the "moving picture operators' union and J. II. Smythe, business agent of the Journeyman Plumbers' Union, ar? expected to die today of gunshot wounds suffered late last, night ir.

a revolver battlo that terrorized a meeting of the Chicago Journeyman Plumbers' Union. Smythe, with a bullet wound in the back and Killiher with three wounds in tho back, neck and thigh, are at a local hospital unable to talk. BIG ROAD BOND Bill IN HOUSE Measure Providing ton Floating of Worth of Bonds for Improved Highways, Which Was Voted Upon Last November, Introduced by Representative Dawson of Lackawanna. CUMMINS LINES UP WITH BORAH, ETAL, AGAINST THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS PROVIDES FOR CARRYING OUT OF ISSUE AUTHORIZED IN THE FALL Harrisburg. Feb.

26 A bill providing for the floating cf 000.000 worth oil bonds toi road par- Iowa Statesman Says Paris Covenant Would Commit the United States to Course That Will End in Humiliation. HE HAS A PLAN OF HIS OWN Washington. Feb. the American people "passionately desa-e a league of nations to prevent future wars" thej' will not accept the league proposed by the Paris covenant "would commit the United States to a course which will end in humiliation and disaster." Senator Cummins of Iowa declared in the Senate this afternoon. Particularly he referred to the mandatory powers over Turkey as proposed in and declared it would require "hundreds of thousands joi' armed men.

thousands of tor the can-ring out of the issue au-, thorised in November, was d-afted by I Clvl! employes and billions in Attorney General The bill providing fojf increases in the salaries of the reaii estate assessors in Philadelphia from to $4,000 a year was passed finally by the riVE MILITANT SUFFRAGEHES BREAK THEIR HUNGER STRIKE Arrested Monday While Making Demonstration at; Boston. Unlike those who have already spoken in opposition to any league of Cummins proposed a substitute plan which he believed the nation could "accept with honor and without surrender of any part of its sovereignty." Outlining liis plan for a league of nations, Cummins said: "First. ought to agree ancl all other nations ought to agree that ESERT UPRISING ORDER OUT OF CHAOS IN BERLIN BY H. J. Berlin, via IjOiuloii, Feb.

2G I'resiUeiit Kbt-rt is fonniiiu a "1'resitlentiiil Cabinet" and has j'lready selected voii Holtzcn- doi-ff, a high official of the Hamburg-American line, for one of the posts. Order now prevails here and the at Mannheim, Brunswick, Essen and Dussi-1- dorf are abating. Hamburg and Urenieii arc temporarily quiet. Recruiting for volunteers has fallen off. There is little chance now of sending; sufficient troops into Bavaria to get control The minority in Bavaria, is imposing its will upon the majority the same as in A difficult situation being: faced there.

ISSUES TO BE SHAPED AT DINNER One of Main Points of Information That President Witt Convey Tonight to of the Senate and House Foreign Relations Committee That Freedom of Seas Is Ni Longer All-Compelling Among Nations. HOW TEKTATVE DRAFT OF PLAM WAS ARRIVED AT TO BE EXPLAINED Returning Washington, Feb. of the seas no longer is an all-compelling- Issue among the nations of the world. That will be one of the main points of information that President Wilson will convey to- nigrbt to the members of the Senate ancl House foreign rela- (tions committee who are to be dinner guests at the White House. The President will explain that this problem, the rock upon which his peace pro- posals were expected to be JL x'shattered when he went to Eu- fOTL Ol Of cat rope some two and one half months ago, no longer exists.

It I went out of beins 1 the President Commander Pays jn tell his hearers, when it was Twenty-Seventh Diviskn Loading TVi iii Boston. Feb. 26 Five sof the militant suffragettes en a tafctger-strrlve in the Suilolf County jail broke their fast today and ate a light mid-morning meal of boiled rice, prunes and hot coffee. The others, however refused to touch food. The suffragists serving the flrsi of an eight day's sentence following their refits al to pay fines of $5 each.

The names of those who broke the hunger stiike were not known by jail offfi- cials, the prisoners being recorded siply as '-Jane The women were arrested Monday previous to an alleged attempt to make a demonstration before President Wilson. justifiable disputes, should be settle-1 either by arbitration or adjudica- I and we ought to agree and all other nations ought to agree, i Ere-st. rancp, out equivocation or vpierve. Xwenxv-seventii they will -abide by ancl perform the American ai my. composed decided that membership in the league should include all the -inations of the' world.

(Delayed) he the "el neutral nation? of the award or a "Second, we-ought fo agree, and New York state troops, began em- lant trans- II a i i to a a i today upon the gi rifli rpsiipff tn i port Leviathan tor transpo BILL FOR RECLAMATION OF LAND FOR SOLDIERS FAVORABLY REPORT Washington. Feb. of the Interior Franklin K. Lane's appropriating .3100.000,000 for the reclamation of land for returning soldiers, was favorably reported by the Senate public lands committee today. DEMOCRATS ANXIOUS TO PUSH APPROPRIATIONS BEFORE MAR.

5 Washington. Feb. members of the Senate conference today decided to "push all appropriations through the Senate before the close of, the present session of Congress." THIRTY-SEVENTH'DIVISION IS ASSIGNED TO EARLY CONVOY with respect to other international disputes war shall not be made until some permanent, regular international body in which every member of the league is represented shall si 1 i have had a fair opportunity to discuss and consider it--a body that would combine the enlightened conscience of the world. Upon such questions there should be no award, no judgment and the sanction should bo confined to the moral influences in which, time, thought ancl free discussion will awaken. "Third, if any nation should refuse to submit a proper controversy to judgment, or refuse to perform the judgment when rendered, or refused to delay war until the combined powers have an opportunity to consider the subject, in all it saspects I am willing to agree that ostera- cism shall be the penalty inflicted upon the offending nation.

"Fourth, the compact should contain a program of disarmament, and after all, in disarmament largely lies the hope of permanent peace. The constitution proposed in Paris is rnosi disappointing in this regard, for a careful study of its provisions gives us little right to believe that there will be any disarmament among the strong powers which are give the league more powers. Washington, Feb. 26--Virtually the entire Thirty-seventh West Virginia and Ohio division National Guard troops, has been assigned to early convoy back to the United States. General Pershing today notified the War Department by cable.

PREMIER GLEMENCEAU PERMITTED TO GO OUT FOR A SHORT WALK Paris. Feb. Clemenceau had improved to such an extent today attending physicians consented to allow him to go out for a short time. CUMMINS SUCCEEDS M'CORMICK Washington, Feb. S.

Cummings, of Connecticut, chairman of the national Democratic committee, was elected chairman of the committee, succeading Vance McCormick, who resigned several months ago when he went to Europe. Washington, Feb. 2fi--Fore- i oast for Western Pennsylvania: Increasing coludinoss and warm- i er. Thursday warmer. transportation to port New York City.

The Leviathan was formerly the the war. Under the league plan. If it finally is adapted, there will be no such thing 1 as a neutral nation. Therefore the question of freedom of thte seas German liner Vaderland. one of the a predominant naval biggest vessels afloat.

She was taken over by the United States govern- "en i meat. Glowing Tribute Xew York, Feb. tribute to the bravety of the men in the 27tii (N'ew York) division, who shattered the Hindenburg line last September was paid today by Brigadier General Alfred H. Blanding of Bartow. wh'o commanded the Fifty- third brigade of that "They are wonderful fighters," said General Blanding.

"and without hesitation and with due consideration for other men of all the allied nations. I proclaim them the equal of any soldiers in France. Xew York can well be proud of her boys." the will tell the committee. Administration circles took the position today that the sit- ujrr'on, so far as the nationwide controversy affecting the leag-ue of nations proposal is concerned, is rapidly shaping itself along lines favorable to INDIANA STAMPS OUT TEACHING OF GERMAN IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS Indianapolis. Feb.

has stamped out the teaching of the German language and the trustees and officers of any elementary school, bchools of correction, and benevolent institutions, private and Parochial schools, are subject to fine and imprisonment if German is taught today. Governor Goodrich kite yesterday signed the anti-German bill shortly after its passage by the House of Representatives, which sets out a "the German language shall not be taught in any of the elementary schools of Indiana." 223,927,000 BUSHELS OF WHEAT STORED President Wilson. take up the issues They will involved. in the elevators, warehouses and grain mills, arsording to figures compiled on February 3. by the Bureau of Markets.

Department of Agriculture, made public today. These holdings, rcnoi ted by 11,529 firms are nearly three times as large as the stocks held by the same firms a year ago, the actual percent age being 2S9.6 per cent of the 191S stock, it is stated. According to the statement issued today cereals reported were as fol- bushels. bushels. bushels.

bushels. Reasons Why Bolshevism Will Not Win Out in Great Britain KY MaKiKIFF ish character i not constituted to en(The following is the second arti- able it to embrace Bolshevism. Second, the radical group in Europe presents a at not more than ten per cent, in which no one believes will be able to stampede the country, especially in view of the faci that the government is disposed to ameliorate labor's condition. Third the government, fully back- od by public opinion, is determined to wipe out every vestige of Bolshevism, by forco. Obviously it will take some months for iho government to map out and carry into action a nation-wide pro- gri.m to benefit labor, including such allied measures as housing reform, bettor schools, small farms for soldiors and unemployment insurance.

cle of the series on labor in England) London, Feb. 26--Bolshevism will not win out in Great Britain. Although industrial unrest threatens to shako the whole fabric of the British Isles, school teachers, policemen and civil employes being affected as well as ship workers, railway men, miners and other trade unionists, anarchy i not prevail. Well informed observers of the industrial crisis have come to the above First the mass of working people in this country are too familiar i a happened in Russia to desire a repetition of the Bol- sheviK horrors Russia. The Brit- However, they declare that so far as the present Congress is concerned President Wilson has nothing to ask of its members -In the line of endorsement of his work abroad.

As a matter of fact more harm than good would be done should the President, approve any expression by this Congress. In the first plac" the life of this body expire? by constitutional limitation at noon on next although, under the rules, it be operating as of the legislative day of March 3. It is assumed that among the information that the President will convey to the Senators and tonight, is the following: First -That all Europe la war weary and unless a. real league of nations is created that will e-ad wars for all time revolution in some of the countries is inevitable. Second--That he has been assured hv the representatives of all of the Allied and associated powers tnat unless a league of nations is made possible the whole world must be divided into armed camps and competition in creating armament insttiut- ed that will spell absolute bankruptcy to the greater part of the ciyl- lized world.

Third--That failure of the United Suites to measure up to its full duty in the matter will "break the heart of the common people of Europe." Fourth--That all of the conferees 'n Paris have agreed that the league nations must be created and tlkat all endorse the tentative draft now in the table of the plenary conference. Fifth--That the proposed league does not violate any provision of the constitution of the United States. Sixth--That he is a no matter what the" opinion ot the members of Congress as to the morits of the proposition may be, the ontire peovile of the United will approve of the plan antt will insist on its ratification. Tn addition the President will explain how the present tentative draft of the constitution was arrived at. He will explain that under the working method adopted, complete unant- nr.ty of purpose had to foe arranged between all of the nations and that in order to do so the United States (Torii to Page Two) lEWSPAPERr iNEWSPAPEr.

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