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Billings Gazette (Newspaper) - March 31, 1920, Billings, Montana
Morning edition Billings Gazette morning edition vol. Xix no. 152. United pre a service. Billings Montana wednesday March 31, 1920. Five cents full associated pre service oust turks Wilson says in answer to note from allies . Will have no delegates at conference Butha rights american views should be frankly told he asserts. Demands made for Armenia Liberal treatment is expected for suffer ing people. Washington t. C., March 30. Vigorous expression of president Wil son s opinion that the often expressed intention of the allies that the Anatoly of the turks in Europe should cease should be carried out in framing the turkish treaty characterized the american rejoinder to the recent Allied note transmitting information As to the status of the treaty negotiations. While the strength of arguments for retention of Tho turks in constantinople was recognized the note said the american government believes that the arguments against it Are far stronger and contain certain imperative elements which it would not seem possible to the american rejoinder the first diplomatic note to Bear the signature of Secretary of Stute Colby was handed to Tho French ambassador Here March 24 for transmission to Premier Millerand and made Public tonight by Tho state department on advices that it had been delivered. President Wilson it says docs not deem it advisable in the present circumstances that to United states should be represented at the conferences a suggested by the Allied communication. To feel sit adds that As this government is vitally interested in the future Peaco of Tho world if should frankly express its views on the proposed solutions of Tho different questions connected with Tho turkish comment on some of the territorial questions of the settlement and on the whole economic program of the proposals As to the treaty was deferred pending Moro Complete information As to the objects sought. The Noto takes occasion to say however that it is the understanding of the government of the United states that whatever territorial changes or arrangement May to made in the former ottoman Empire such changes or arrangements will in no Way place american Cut liens or corporations or Tho citizens or corporations of any other country in a less favourable situation than the Citi sons or corporations of any Power party to this the american expression notes with pleasure that provision is made for russian representation on the International Council which it is pro posed shall be established for the government of constantinople and the in this connection it adds this government is convinced that no arrangement that is now made con. Kerning the government and control of constantinople and the Straits can have any elements of permanency unless the. Vital interests of Russia in those problems arc carefully provided for and protected and unless it is understood Russia when it has a government recognized by the civilized world May assert its rights to to heard in regard to the decisions now the text of Tho american note Fol lows i have the Honor to acknowledge receipt of your excellency s note of continued on Page 2, column 1 most Beautiful nurse in world driven from Hospital by admirers Princess Troubetzkoy puts institution in a whirl. Washington d. C., March 30. Movie men reporters and a curious Public proved too much for Princess Nadija Vasilievna Troubetzkoy styled the most Beautiful nurse in the world when she tried to worn As a nurse in Garfield Hospital. The news about a Beautiful nurse and a Princess at that put the institution in a state of siege. The Prin Cess informed the superintendent it was too nerve racking and left saturday saying she had a headache. Today she Bent word she would not return. 5 socialists to be put out by new York legislature Princess Troubetzkoy. Albany n. Y., March 30."guilty" was the verdict rendered in the As Sembly today by a majority of Tho judiciary committee in the Case of the five socialist members suspended on the opening Day of the 1020 legislative session on charges of disloyalty. Indications were overwhelming to nigh that the decision of the majority of the committee would be upheld by the Assembly of a whole and that the recommendations in Tho majority re port that the socialist seats be declared vacant would be adopted. Tho size of the majority favouring these propositions was the Only disputed subject tonight. It was reported that at least 90 votes and possibly More than 100 would be cast for the expulsion of the socialists. Majority Leader Simon l. Adler and assemblyman Theodore Roosevelt let it be known today that they would oppose the unseating of the socialists. War adds height to u. S. Soldiers Washington d. C., March 30. Services in the army during the world War gave an average increase per Man of 3.3.r pounds in weight and .23 inches in height according to compilation of physical measure Manta of 873,155 men. The average weight of men on being inducted was h.1.m pounds and the average height 67.49 inches which were increased at the time of discharge to 144.89 pounds and 67.72 inches. A decrease of one tenth of an Inch in height waa shown by american men during the civil War. Bill takes tax off print paper Washington. March 30.print paper costing not More than eight cents a Pound would he admitted tax free under a Bill amending the Revenue act passed unanimously by the House today and sent to the Senate. The present jaw fixes five cents As the limit but members said none at that Price Wall obtainable for import. Representative Kitchin Democrat of North Carolina said the Bill was an emergency measure needed to save hundreds of Small papers from soviet envoy German deportation is faced Price of Coal to Advance As consequence of higher wage Germany will subdue Ruhr by Force France has abandoned her demands Hoover says hell run on g. 0. P. Ticket if he s needed sixty five cents $1.25 a ton to be added soon. To party must however adopt platform he likes. Is Republican but Independent favors Entrance in league with reservations. Washington d. C., March 30. Ludwig c. A. K. Martens russian soviet agent in the United states is a German subject and should be de ported to Germany according to contentions of the department of Justice in a Hortet to be submitted to immigration authorities tomorrow. The government s Case against mar tent made Public by assistant at Sornny general Garvin tonight claimed to establish conclusively his connection with the russian communism and he activity in the promotion of a organization seeking the overthrow of the United slates government by Force. While it remains for the Brenn of immigration o dispose of the Case officials declared tonight that despite Martens credentials they would at tempt to have him sent Buck to Ger Many from which his parents Emi grated to Russia and where a ten twice was refused citizenship papers. Department of Justice records show that he left Russia hastily in 100g, and never returned. Although he was bom at Bachmuts Russia he first was denied German citizenship papers be cause he had not served his required enlistment in the German army. In 1896, the Brief said. Martens was arrested and served three years in a russian prison because of revolutionary teachings. to was remanded to Cormany where he served in the army. On his next appearance in Russia he sought to rejoin his revolutionary comrades hut was denied admission and smuggled himself into that Cou try the Brief Nee erts. His stay was abort and the records show that he went to in Ndon and then in 191 5 came to the United states. Officials asserted that while mar tens contends to has since been undo a. Russian citizen he has been unable to offer proof. New York March 30.the action of president Wilson s Coal commis Sion in granting bituminous mine workers a wage increase of 27 per cent Means the Price of Coal at Tho mines will Advance 6n cents to j1.25 a ton bituminous coal1 operators announced Here today. While asserting they desired to keep the Price of Coal As Low As pos sible and to avoid speculation in the product of their mines mine owners cited Illinois As the Only state where the minimum increase would apply. This was said to be duo to local conditions which Lessen the Cost of production. Since the removal of bituminous Coal prices restrictions of Tho presi Dent some operators it was stated already had sold Large quantities of Coal for april deliveries at from $3.50 to ?4 a ton. The government Price of $2.9 is effective however to april 1. The operators in some districts it was said have received As much As ?4.7fi a ton in instances where big purchasers wont into the Fields and engaged in competitive bidding. The mine workers refused to make any comment on the proposed in creases in prices except to state that the new wage agreement did Only involve 25 cents a ton average in cased the new wage agreement embody ing the award of president Wilson s bituminous Coal commission prob ably will be ratified tomorrow by the operators and workers of the Central competitive Field according to state ments made Here tonight an Advance of $1.10 a ton in Ore re Tail Prico of the better grades of Coal after april 1 is announced by Billings dealers. Advances in other grades May be slightly less it. Is said depending on prices fixed at the mines. The Advance is general Over the country incident on adjustment in prices to meet increased Cost of production press reports indicate. There has been no Advance in retail prices for two and one half years local Deal ers say during the period of Federal control. Bearcreek Coal which now Sells for $3.95 at. The mines will Cost dealers $4.75 after april i it is announced. Owl Creek Coal which Sells at the same Price As Liea Creek will Cost dealers either $4.50 or $4.75 at the mines after april 1. Tho same varieties of egg cos. Will Cost dealers about $4.25 at the mines. Bearcreek and owl Creek Coal now retails for $7.90 in ton or Load lots. The retail Price after april 1 will be $9 in ton or Load lots local dealers bounced yesterday. Approximately tha same percentage of Advance is Petert to apply to Nohrr Coal sold in Montana including the. Kooi and car try Coal although no statement of new prices has been made Public. Mary Pickford weds Doug Fairbanks plan 3 month honeymoon san Francisco March 30.her Bert Hoover today telegraphed the Hoover Republican club of California that he would accept the Republican nomination for president if it is Felt that the issues necessitate it and it la demanded of or. Hoover said if the Republican party with the Independent element of which i am naturally affiliated adopts a for Ward looking Liberal constructive platform on the treaty and on our economic issues and if the party pro poses measures for sound business adm stration of the country and is neither reactionary nor Radical in its approach to our great Domestic questions and is backed by men who undoubtedly assure the consummation of these policies and measures i will give it my entire support. While t do not and will not my self seek the nomination if it is Felt that the issues necessitate it and it is demanded of me i cannot refuse or. Hoover aligned himself with those favouring United states Entrance into the nations with reservations safeguarding american traditions and interest and declared he differed just an strongly from the extreme position taken by uie presi Dent on participation in purely euro Pean he stated that he had hitherto re trained from entering into partisan political Date Cimion pending clarification of diverging views on the great new issues but that recent develop ments in the treaty situation Stagna Tion in economic adjustment and urgent representations regarding the situation in California had impelled him to confirm the action that my Republican friends there have already taken without consulting the Telegram addressed to War Ren Gregory president of the Hoover Republican club of California Fol lows i had not wished to enter nor could i hitherto Sec any real Public service by entering into partisan political discussion More especially pending the clarification of Midi verging views of the different group in the parties on the great new issues. The recent developments Over the treaty stagnation in adjustment of our great economic problems and particularly the Many urgent representations that i have received As to the situation in my own state con Vince me that it is my duty to confirm tie action that my Republican friends there have already taken without consulting me. I understand that there is a great wish among the republicans of Cali fornia to have Opportunity to express themselves in favor of the league of nations with proper reservations safeguarding american traditions and interests As opposed to the extreme View advocated against any league at All. I differ just As strongly from this View As 1 differ from the extreme position taken by the president on participation in purely european affairs. This Issue is whether with reservations protecting our position we should join the moral forces of the world to reduce the danger again growing around us or whether we will by pretence of an insularity that we do not possess sit by in the face of growing armies navies National antagonism reaction or in re verse the spread of bolshevism through much of the world. This would be the defeat of the Hopes for which our sons were sacrificed in this War. Entirely aside from this moral idealism of the league and the danger to our own peace the solution of our democratic problems such As the sic of our armament reduction in taxation and the prevention of Agri cultural and Industrial depression and consequent unemployment is depend ent upon stability abroad and upon our Access to the world s markets which today Are endangered by discrimination against us through our inability to exercise our veto under the treaty 1 believe it is the transcendent service which the Republican party can Render to the nation to Settle on a league efficiently de signed to give us Thene National protections. No one should be Able o dictate the policies of great parties yet every Man and woman has a right to decide what \ and measures he will support. If the Republican party 2. Mary Pickford. Councilman s Job none too popular few Are after it no petitions filed up to last night four Are expected today. With but one Day remaining after today in which prospective candidates for aldermen May file nominating petitions and no petitions filed up to office closing time last night Specula Tion is Rife is to who will succeed the four retiring City councilman. Nominating petitions must be tiled with the City clerk by 5 p. M. Tomorrow. Mon Day april 5, is election Day. Retiring aldermen Are w. W. Gov ens first Ward f. E. Keil. Second Ward w. V. Beers third Ward and ,1. W. Lawson fourth Ward. Aldermen Beers and Lawson said last night they would enter the race for reelection. Both have nominating petitions in circulation and these will be filed today or tomorrow. Or. Beers has served two terms and or. Law son three terms or six. Years. In the first Ward nominating petitions Aro out for to. S. Watson As a candidate to succeed or. Givens. Or. Watson is general freight agent of the great Northern and has lived in Bil Lings for 11 years. He is a property owner. In the second Ward petition Are re ported in circulation for a. E. Plate As a candidate to succeed f. E. Keil. Or. Plate is an old time resident of Yellowstone county and owns the Lincoln Lionel Block and other property in Billings. No other candidate possibilities Are known generally to be in the running but Rumor connects Tho names of others who have made no Public announcement. Or. Keil has been on the Council but four months. He was appointed to succeed Lou Chappie who resigned because of pressure of personal at fairs. Marriage on saturday has just become known. Los Angeles cal., March so. Mary Pickford who Early this month obtained a divorce at Minden nev., from Owen Moore is now the wife of Douglas Fairbanks it became known today. Fairbanks first wife obtained a divorce nearly two years ago in new York. At the wedding the biblical passages of the ceremony were read from a Bible that once belonged to fair Banks Mother and began wives be in subjection unto your husbands As unto the miss Pickford and or. Fairbanks obtained a marriage License Here secretly last Friday and at 10 30 o clock sunday night the ceremony was per formed by the Rev. James Whitcomb Brougher. Pastor of the Temple Baptist Church at the latter s residence. Guests included the minister s fam ily Fairbanks brother Robert. Who acted As Best Man and the latter s wife the Bride s Mother mrs. Char Lotte Smith Margery Daw a motion picture actress who served As brides maid the Rev. Henry Miles Cook assistant pastor of the Temple Baptist Church and r. S. Sparks the Deputy county clerk who issued the License. The night of her return from Minden after two or three Days devoted to the rip Home passed largely in dodging newspaper interviewers miss Pickford gave out a statement to the effect that she would never marry again but would devote the remainder of her life o motion miss Pickford and Fairbanks Are said to have been mutually attracted through their motion picture work. In obtaining the License the Bride ave her name As Gladys Mary Smith Moore and her age As 26 the Bride froom gave his name and age As Douglas Elton Fairbanks 36. Tho License it developed was not sailed from the marriage License Bureau in the courthouse where most couples have to apply but at fair Banks Home in Beverley Hills lost Fri Day night when the then prospective bridegroom gave a dinner party there n Honor of the Bride with the minister and License clerk As guests. Cupid Sparks the clerk tonight said i had a Hunch i might be asked for something in the License line when i was invited out to the dinner to i took along the necessary documents. When hey brought the subject up i said i Mew i d get you two sometime and Fairbanks laughed. After i had made out the papers said Well that s my masterpiece in marriage licenses. You an shoot me now. I never can stage anything better than the Bride obtained a divorce from Foore on the grounds of desertion. The Dri Degroott has a son. Douglas fair ranks or. His first wife is the Daugh Lor of a wealthy resident of Rhode Island named Sully. The wedding might have taken place Friday night except for the Bride s be Lief that Friday was not a Good Day to be married on and her conviction that sunday also she wanted to married in White and that Friday night she happened to be wearing a Black dress. Or. And mrs. Fairbanks said to night they had attempted to keep their marriage a secret until they had finished the pictures they Are making. They said they had planned As a honeymoon a three months tour of Europe by automobile. They will sail from new York May 19 and land at Plymouth England. They will visit France Spain. Belgium. Holland Sweden the austrian Tyrol Switzer land and the italian lakes. They expect to return about sep tember 1 and make their Home Here. Both will remain in motion pictures they said. Three weeks Are Given to quell Mutiny and strikers can soon restore or Der declares Premier. Allies accept Holland s note dutch to place guard Over the former Kaiser. New lord mayor is sinn Feiner Cork March ? a special meeting of the Cork corporation to night. Alderman Terence Macsweeny was elected lord mayor. To is a sinn fein Leader and several times has been deported or imprisoned. Roof of theater Falls 8 killed Elpaso. March 30.eight persons were killed and 40 seriously injured when he roof of the o Farrell theater in Ati i i s Potosi Mexico Collar in rift a theatrical performance Mon Day night. Berlin March 30.France has abandoned her demand to occupy the Neutral zone and has consented to Grant Ger Many from two to three weeks to employ a Strong Force in the disturbed Ruhr area according1 to an announcement made to the National Assembly today by Chancellor Mueller. The Chancellor referred to. The Situa Tion in the Ruhr territory and the threats of a general strike As an answer to the military action. He declared that the minister of defense had Given orders for the avoidance of All unnecessary harshness and he must contradict the allegations that the executive authorities were thirst ing for the blood of the workers. He then made his announcement re Garding the abandonment of France of her demand for the Bocci spation of tha Neutral zone and added in the period allotted us we Caa restore constitutional the National Assembly today rejected a vote of Lack of Confidence in the government and then adopted Over the votes of the German nationalists and Independent socialists a motion approving the government s state-1 ment general Walters orders had caused great excitement in Tho Ruhr District said the Chancellor because it appeared impossible to surrender Alt arms and ammunition in the pre scribed time. Modifications therefore had been made and the workers had shown themselves to be reasonable and the Chancellor hoped that the ten Sion would disappear in a few Days. Tho Assembly then voted approval of the government statement. Essen monday. March 29. By associated press the general strike called at Midnight monday in the Ruhr District was virtually com plete in Essen today. It is not known How far outside this City it extends however. Dusseldorf accepted the terms of the government s ultimatum. Essen is quiet and orderly but the situation is tense. The streets Are be ing strictly patrolled. Persons and houses Are being searched for arms. All business houses Are closed. Most hotels have to Weir door locked and guests Are permitted to enter Only after they have been idea pulled. Essen March 30. By courier to Dusseldorf. By associated press a member of the committee of action assigned to the front before depart ing for the Battle zone today said that the government troops would March into the District unless tha allies stopped them. The reds a blowing up the mines and factories he , and fighting is going on near Wesel. A paymaster started Tor the front with funds obtained from Banks with which to pay the workmen Soldier. The workmen patrols Are breaking no the crowds in the streets and conditions Are becoming extremely quiet. Continued on Page 2, column 3. Suffrage race is on Between two states Jackson miss., March ,10.Fol lowing ratification of the Federal suf Frage amendment by the Mississippi Senate today supporters of the Meas ure began telephoning and Telegraph ing Absentee members of the House to return immediately and prepare for the fight. Action by the Senate came As a Complete Surprise in View of the and verse vote previously taken. Tho vote today was close and was made affirmative by the ballot of Lieuten ant governor Castcel after the senators present had tied. Predictions that the House would act favourably on the ratification Resolution were made freely. A Bill Al ready has been enacted permitting women to vote in primary and ton Era . If the amendment he comes effective. A ovum Del March of the ratification of the proposed constitutional suffrage amendment by the upper Branch of the Mississippi legislature aroused intense interest Here today and spurred the suffrage workers to greater efforts to obtain ratification by the Delaware As Sembly. The legislators were Urgell not to let the Southern state beat them out in the race that suddenly developed Between the two states. The opponents of ratification Wuerfl no less Active and when the Legisla ture adjourned for the Day the Situa Tion was described by leaders of both sides As v i r Tua l by in changed. The revised statutes com Mitt under which the joint Resolution had been referred voted today four to three to report tie measure out on its Merit the n r g a f i v o to Fos were f t Homo rats. I i z i Nerau up to that a Vor w i l l be Nii m in in Hou a Tomor Row
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