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VOL. jXLVI. NO. 109.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, OCTOBER. 23, 1916.
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Count Earl Stuergkh Slain by
Super-Eadical Socialist Be
cause He Would Not Con
TWO OTHER MEN WOUNDED
Dr. Adler, - Who Killed Min-
- ister, Known as Liebknecht
of Country. . , ,
IS CALM WHEN ARRESTED
London, Oct. 22. A wireless dis
patch from Rome reports that there
were grave riots in Vienna after the
assassination of Count Stuergkh
which the police were powerless to
quell. The wireless also reports a re
newal of the manifestations in Athens
in favor of the United States interven
ing in behalf of the Greeks against the
occupation of Athens and Piraeus by
entente allied forces. - '
Vienna, Saturday, Oct. 21. (Via
Berlin and Sayville by Wireless, Oct.
22.) The assassination of the Aus
trian premier, Count Karl Sturerghk,
was purely political and was induced
by his refusal to convene parliament,
according to the admission of Dr.
Frederick Adler, his assailant, short
ly after his arrest."
- Dr. Adler is ari eccentric and super
radical socialist, sometimes known as
"The Liebknecht of Austria." He is
editor of Der Kampf.
Dr. Adler's arrest was not accom
plished wtihout the wounding of two
men, who leaped at him after he had
fired on County Stuergkh and before
Austrian and German officers over
powered him. ; '
, Baron Aehrenthal Wounded. '
The wounded men are Baron Aeh
. repthal, brother of the late foreign
minister, and the head waiter of the
hotel in which the shooting occurred.
Count Steurghk arrived at the ho
tel at 10:30 o'clock. With him at
luncheon were Baron Aehrenthal,
Count Toggenburg, governor of the
Tyrol; Herr Jacobson, a prominent
Vienna musician, and an actor frpm
hte Court theater. .
At 2 o'clock a man unknown to
the premier took a seat three tables
away; He ate luncheon and paid
for the. meal, .but lingtnd-at. the
table. ; . . , vV- !,,'
Shortly after 3 o'clock he arose,
advanced quickly toward the premier
and iiredHhres shots. The .first shot
missed. The next two struck the
. premier in the head. Without a word,
Count Stuerghk fell lifeless in" his
chair. ' . "V ,.i
Adler Is Calm. i. ,
Baron Aehrenthal sprang toward
Adler. The head " waiter grasped
the hand that held the revolver. Ad
ler wested his arm free and fired two
shots. Baron Aehrenthal was
wounded in the foot. The waiter re
ceived only a superficial wound.
Dr. Adler apparently was the calm
est man in the room. He gave his
name to the police without hesitation
"If you please, gentlemen, I know
perfectly well what I have done. I
shall not resist arrest."
News of the assassination spread
like wildfire and- was received with
indignation and sorrow.
The assassin, who is 32 years old,
is a son of Dr. Victor Adler,,a reich
sarth deputy and a socialist' of mild
Allies Make More
Demands tin Greece
London, Oct. 22. The presentation
by the entente allies of further de
mands on Greece;, including the re
moval of Greek troops to the southern
part of the country and the handing
over of Greek war supplies, . is re
ported my Reuter's Athens corre
spondent. Potter Shows Why Men ,
Should Vote for Hughes
. Trenton, Neb., Oct.' 22. (Special.)
'-George W. Potter, New York, sent
out by the republican national com
mittee, spoke here Saturday night.
He is well posted and held the at
tention of the audience until the
close. His portrayal of democratic
inefficiency was complete and should
convince any thinking man that the
only way to vote right this fall is to
; cast a ballot for Charles E. Hughes.
C. V. Meeker, candidate for state
senator, was present and gave asplen
did talk on state issues.
Temperature st Omaha Yesterday.
tj Hour. r . De.
a 7 . m 40
y a. m 40
E . m 41
rrt 10 . m. 40
l. a p. m..., , (7
T 4 p. m 68
7 p. m ..: 60
ComparmtlT Local Rcord.
1916. ISIS. 114. lflJ.
Hlffheat yesterday.... 68 77 71 60
Lowest yesterday.... 39 , 63 60 It
Mean temperatur.... 4 65 66 4ft
Precipitation .00 .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation departures
from thn normal:
Normal temperature. ... i 61
deficiency tf.r the day J
Tots.) excess since March 1 231
Normal, precipitation .06 lnnrh
Deficiency for the day 06 Inch
Total rainfall slnne March 1... .14.91 Inches
Deficiency sine March 1 11.76 Inches
Deficiency for eor. period, 1016. 1.43 Inches
Peflclsncjr for cor. period. 1941. X.26 Inches
Disfranchising the 'Boys On the Border
And now we are told that latest idvic' - to the
intentions of the war department make thf--rning
of the Nebraska troops on the border "ind' .d that
"they may not return until spring. Th they will
have no opportunity to vote at the co" o,v,don and to
register in the ballot box their opi ,:
-under false representations and Xv feP'n& them there
for ulterior purposes which they Vdently do not dare
The boys on the border, however, surely have friends
and relatives at home who should not forget their plight.
It should be remembered that before congress adjourned,
bills were presented by republicans to permit the Guards
men to vote by mail, just as they would be able to vote if
. they were ' getting their practice drills somewhere in
Nebraska instead of in Texas or New Mexico, but this
proposal received no consideration whatever. Congress
was detained long enough to deliver the goods to the
Brotherhood leaders, holding the stop-watch and a promise
to turn over the trainmen's votes, but it did not have a
minute to spare on legislation for the benefit of the boy3
on the border. Disfranchisement of the soldiers meant
no more to the controlling southern democratic bosses than
disfranchisement of the blacks in the southern states. To
give the Guardsmen the right to vote promised no benefits
to Wilson and his democratic associates because those
from the north are preponderantly republican and those
. from the south, are not needed by the democrats. v
. - Disfranchisement is one of the regular props of the
democratic regime, but this is the fijsi time they have been,
able to resort to the disfranchisement game outside of the
solid south, and our boys on the border are the victims.
CHARLES E. HUGHES'
REAL LABOR RECORD
John Williams, Former Head of
Carpenters, Tells Facts
Workers Should Know.
TRUTHS FOB THE WORKERS
Chicago, Oct. 22. (Special.) The
following correspondence between
John A. Metz, president of the Car
penters' council, Cook county, Illi
nois, and John Williams, former gen
eral president of the United Brother
hood of Carpenters and Joiners of
America, will prove of interest and
value to all wage-earners who may
be desirous of knowing the truth in
regard to the record of Mr. Hughes
vith respect to legislation affecting
the interests of working men: ' :
"Chicago, Sept .9, 1916. Mr. John
Williams, former general president,
United Brotherhood of Carpenters
and Joiners of America. Dear Sir and
Brother: 1 enclose flerem a circular
letter itiailed to Mt H. O. McChrrg
of Birmingham, Ala., by the labor
representation committee of the
American Federation of Labor, which
claims to give the labor .records of
the Hon. Woodrow Wilson ana trie
Hon. Charles Evan Hughes, candi
dates for the president of the United
' "Knowing that you were commis
sioner of labor under Mr. Hughes
when he was governor of the state of
New York and that you are therefore
in a position to speak with authority
in regard to the attitude of Mr.
Hm-hes 'upon the subject ot laDor
laws. I write to ask if you will give
me information .concerning the cir
cular letter referred to above and a
plain statement of facts as to Mr.
Hughes' labor record while governor
of New York. I am, fraternally
yours, ' i
, "JUHN A. Mist:, fresment. .
Williams Reply to Meti. '
"Stamford. Conn.. Oct. 10, 1916.
Mr. John A. Metz. president of Car
penters' council No. 73, Randolph
street, Chicago, 111. Dear sir and
Brother: Replying to your letter of
recent date, jn which you make in
quiry as to a' circular issued by the
labor representation committee of
the American Federation of Labor, I
write to say that, as indicated by the
circular, during the month of July,
Mr.-H. O. McClurg, secretary of la
bor's volunteer co-operative citizen
ship and educational committee ot
Birmingham, Ala., addressed a com
munication to Mr. Frank Morrison,
secretary of the American Federation
of Labor, in which he says:
"Will you kindly tlve us tha labor record
of the candidates who are offering for the
presidency of the--United States? Our
committee Investigates the record of all
men who offer for public offloe In which
labor Is Interested. These records are all
complied and then Riven to the member
ship of organised labor without comment
whatever, allowing tne memoers 10 select
according to the record that the various
candidates have made themselves."
"This communication was referred
to Mr. Gompers, Mr. O'Connell and
Mr. Morrison, the labor representa
tion committee of the American Fed
eration of Labor, and under dat of
August 28, fhis committee wrote Mr.
McClurg giving what purports to be
the legislative record of Hon. Wood
row Wilson, democratic nominee for
(Continued an Page Two, Column One.)
Demo Departments '
At Lincoln Fail to
Report to Auditor
( (From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln. Oct. 22. (Special.) The
efficiency of the democratic state ad
ministration, much discussed by dem
nrratir snrakers and UOOn which
Governor Morehead has consented to
speak this week, filling several dates
for the state committee, has . been
rudely shattered by the discovery
that three departments under the
governor have failed to conform to
It was discovered that these three
departments have hever made reports
to the state auditor, as tne law re
quires, the report of the aduitor show
ing a notation, "No repfcrt." Just
why other departments are required
to report- and these are left to run
a secret service, bureau on expendi
tures, has not been explained Thest
departments are the fire commission,
the hotel commission and the state
for tiim down there
ADAMSON LAW'S -EFFECT-IN
Commissioner Hall Says It
Will Have to Be Considered
When Roads Ask Increase.
SOMEBODV MUST PAY COST
! ' (From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Oct. 22. (Special.) In
the- passage of the Adamsoq y eight
hour law for trainmen, the State Rail
way commission 'in the future will be
compelled to take into consideration
the amount of additional money it will
take for the railroads to pay this extra
amount in Nebraska when considering
any application for a raise in rates or
for any application which may come
up covering the cost of operation, ac
cording to Thomas L. Hajli, one of
the commissioners. v ,- '
"Of course I like to see the railroad
men get all they can," said Mr? Hall,
"but the proposition simply1 means
that someone will have to pay for that
raise, an4 iyh.erailrp.ads should make
an application lor i raise, the state
commission, whether it wanted to or
not would simply have to take that
into consideration and make its rul
ing accordingly." . ' ( ' f
This was one of the main conten
tions of the carriers in the rate cases,
that added expense to the roads sim
ply meant that more revenue would
have to come from some where to
meet that added expense, and as the
roads derive their revenues from the
patronage they receive from the peo
ple, it simply means that the man who
pays the freight will have to pay the
added expense qpming from the raise
in wages brought about by the eight
: It is simply a plain example in
arithmetic, according to Mr. Hall. If
added expense comes, added revenue
must correspondingly follow,, al
though, of course, the roads would
have to make a showing that they had
to have the added revenues before the
state commission or any other com
mission would grant them the raise.
In the face of the fact that two Ne
braska roads are already working un
der a receiver, it looks as if added ex
pense might rtiean something in the
way of added revenues.
Kill Ferocious Dog
Which Mangled Child
"Jack, the monster bulldog which
Saturday afternoon, in a fit of rage,
nearly tore Mrs. Inez Haney, 6000
Sherman avenue, and her 8-year-old
son to shreds, was killed yesterday
The animal, which had been kept
chained in the Haney woodshed, be
came enraged when tittle Vernon, ac
cidentally stepped upon his foot, and
he was tearing the boy fearfully when
his mother came to the rescue. In
some manner the. animal escaped,
and was the object o fa shotgun hunt
by neighbors for some time. ,
Enemy in Dobrudja
'Berlin Oct. 22. (Via Wireless to
Sayville.) The war office announced
today that Field Marshal von Mack
ensen's army in Dobrudja had gained
a decisivie victorybver the Russians
ana Roumanians, driving them from
their positions over the whole front.
Toprai Sari and Cobadin have been
The office of the election com
missioner will be open until 9 p. m.
on the following days for the'reg
istration of voters for the Novem
October 23 to 27, Monday to Fri
Registration for the November
election closes on Friday, October
For the convenience of South
Side voters, registration will be
held Thursday and Friday, Octo
ber 19 and 20, from noon until 9
p. m. in the- Water board office in
the old South Omaha city hall.
All who have changel their place
of residence since last fall must
register again. .
FIGHT TO MAKE
BOOK OF PRAYER
Will Memorialise Episcopal
Convention to Cut Out "All
Are Sinners" and "Chil
1 , dren Born in Sin."
WANT A GENUINE REVISION
Advocates of Plan Say Ritual
Should Reflect Scholarship
and Spirit of the Time.
UNCHANGED IN CENTURIES
St. Lotus, Oct. 22. A memorial
will be presented to the Protestant
Episcopal convention next week .ask
ing for a radical revision of the prayer
The memorial, as prepared, charges
that when the convention of 1913 ap
pointed a commission to revise the
prayer, book, with the proviso "thai
the revision and enrichment shall not
include any change of doctrine," it
made impossible a genuine revision
It was stated that there has been
no genuine revision of .the prayer
k i. il.1 Ti-(.
uuuk suite tne nciurmauon..
Should Reflect Modern Spirit.
In support of the memorial it will
be urged that the prayer book should
reflect the teachings of modern schol
arships regarding the Biblical text,
that it should show an aoDreciation
of the beauty and joy of creation, in
stead ot the present declarations. that
all are "miserable sinners" and that
"children are born in sin."
The memorial is -signed by R. Ful
ton Cutting, New York; Rev. Percy
S. Grant, New York; George Foster
Peabody, th philanthropist; Rev.
Karl ReilanS, New York; Bishop
Paul Jones of Utah, Rev. J. H.
Melish, Rev. E. H. Nelson, Cincin
nati, and Bishop Sanford of San
Joachim, Cal. .
Establishment of ail) international
court having jurisdiction over ail na-,
tions of the world in the same way
that the United States supreme court
has jurisdiction of all statesin the
union, was suggested as a "practical
method of preventing War, in a re
port submitted to the house of depu
ties. The report was presented by the
commission on minimizing war.
Whether the class of motion pic
ture films shown in the United States
is improving was a question raised
with the submission of absolution
-by-.. Rew. V?-Shaylo of- Seattle.
This resolution directed the church
social service commission to ar
range conditions to create a national
board of censors, and originally as
serted that while admitting the bene
ficial effects of some pictures, pic
tures in increasing number are being
presented showing "distorted views of
affections, suggestions of lust and
license, and details which combine to
deVe.lop a sehool of crime." :
- Phrase Stricken Out. '
' Rev. Edward S. Brown of Cam
bridge, Mass., objected to the words:
"Increasing nunibar," asserting that
that is a matter of personal opinion
and as a result they were stricken
from the resolution as adopted.
The clergy and laity pf the church
are urged in a resolution adopted by
the house of deputies to the "rigid
observance of all social- habifs of
those Christian principles, which
make for sobriety, purity and holi
ness in life."
The resolution also asserted that
"the awful tragedy of Eucrie de
mands a, searching investigation of
the standards of our individual and
corporate life." "American life," it is
asserted, is marked in a vulgar and
flagrant way by ostentatious luxury
and prodigal extravagance, creating
false standards of living and tending
to make more evident the cleavage
between rich and poor."
Divorce Question Goes Over.
That the fight within the church
for the prohibition of the remarriage
by its clergymen of divorced persons
was not ended when the house of
deputies recently rejected the pro-
f'osal was evidenced today in a reso
ution introduced by 'Rev. Leighton
Parks of New York and referred to
the commission on holy matrimony.
This proposed a canonical amend
ment, which would forbid clergymen
performing such ceremonies and is,
in a new forjn, the rejected proposal.
With its, reference to the commis
sion on holy matrimony, leaders of
the convention asserted it was certain
to become one of 'the paramount is
sues in the 1919 general convention.
Prohibition probably will be dis
cussed before the convention next
week. This wa,s determined today,
when a memorial submitted to the.
house of deputies by the Church
Temperance society was referred to a
committee to be reported later in the
session. The memorial in effect asked
that the house endorse the prohibi
Dakota Missionary Project.
It was announced that the house of
deputies would consider proposals to
create a new missionary district in
South Dakota, late Monday after
noon. A committee appointed to in
vestigate the proposals reported to
day that in itsHielicf relief of some
sort was necessary for the district,
but that it was divided as to the
manner of obtaining it. The full re
port will be made on Monday.
Detroit, Mich., was finally chosen as
the place of the next general conven
tion, when the house of deputies to
day concurred with the house of bis
hops in its selection. The convention
will be held in October, 1919.
Night Clerk at Lodging
House Skips With Receipts
It had been a profitable day at the
People's lodging house, 30 South
Twelfth 6treet, so the night clerk
skipped with the day's receipts,
amounting to $24.60, the police were
POLICE WIRELESS MOTOR EQUIPMENT Here is shown
the latest addition to the New York police force. It is. a
complete wireless outfit mounted on a motor truck. Most
of the stations are equipped with wireless, and, in serious
trouble, with telephone and telegraph lines cut, the New
York bluecoats have another means of communication.
EmnammmwM wmnn num. n
vY Q f.V
iPOUCE VlREIESS AUTOi , , l&mrsxjsgtea
Tour Bombs Dropped on Forti
fied Seapprt at Mouth of ; .
REPORTED . SHOT . DOWN
London,! Oct. 22. A hostile aero
plane appeared today , over 4h .forti
fied seaport of "Sheerness, f the
mouth of the Thames. Four bombs
were dropped. -' No casualties have
been reported officially.
The-following .official account of
the attack was given out:
"A . hostile aeropyiane approached
Sheerness at about 1:45 p. m. today,
flying Very high. Four bombs were
dropped, three of which fell into the
harbor. The fourth fell in the vicin
ity of a railway station and damaged
Several railway carriages. v
"British aeroplanes went up and
the raider made off in a northeasterly
direction. No Casualties have been
An official communication issued
this evening says: -
"A hostilCvSeaplane was shot down
and destroyed-this afternoon by one
of our naval aircraft. The machine
fell into the sea. Judging by the time,
it probably was the seaplane which
visited Sheerness today." . .
A; O.'Thomas Braves
Storm to- Address
" Crowd; Goes Afoot
(From a Staff Correspondent.) .
Lincoln. Neb.. Oct. 22. (Special.)
Storms and like inconveniences do
not seem to bother Dr. A. O. i homa,s,
state superintendent, when he has a
date set for an address, judging from
an 1 experience he had one day last
week when due to speak at a school
meeting near Loup City. .
Dr. Thomas was in Ord when tne
storm of last week struck the town.
It was essential that he get to the
place he was going by 8 O'clock that
evening. . So he chartered an auto
mobile and started for, his destina
tion. When within about six miles
of Loup City the chauffer got an at
tack of cold feet and refused to at
tempt to plow the drifts any farther.
Coaxing would not avail. He turned
his car around and- pointed the nose
toward the rear. .
However, the state superintendent
determined to not disappoint his au
dience and so he crawled out of the
automobile, took his grip and started
out on foot. Plunging through snow,
he' finally landed in Loup City, wet
and bedraggled, and chartering an
other automobile, hemadc his date,
though arriving somewhat late. The
people were waiting for him, though
he was an hour behind the time.
Plan on Foot to Improve
Lincoln Highway With Gravel
Fremont, Neb., Oct. 22. (Special.)
A plan to gravel the Lincoln high
way across Dodge county with gravel
taken from the Platte river has been
- t,:i.... fc.-i. a
j 1 encmeu IVJ uiBiivvaj. wi.m-i.mo, mitj
officers and others in Dodge county
by State Consul George f. Wolz. It
is planned to begin the work early
in the spring and rush it to comple
tion. There is a fund of $4,100 avail
able for this work.
Young Man Confesses
To Hastings Holdup
Hastings. Neb.. Oct. 22. (Special
Telrgram.) Alexander Koch, 19
years of age, has confessed to the
two holdups Thursday night, in
which he secured loot valued at $120,
nearly alt of which has been re
covered. He was about to leave
town when arrested. ;
Mrs. ..K.ate O'Hare Has an
Answer for All of the Sen
; ator's Arguments. "
HOT THREE-SIDED DEBATE
"What good does it do 'you If the
Bethlehetrr;SteeV trust ts . rolling In
blood-money, when y otir" rjifctlD'oiie' Is
rubbing a blister on your stomach?"
' That is what Mrs. Kate 'Richards
O'Hare, socialist, i froth 1 St. ' Louis,
wanted to know of the audience at the
Auditorium yesterday afternoon, after
Senator Gilbert M. Hitchcock had
spoken of the present great prosperity
under the democratic administration.
' "The low tariff, it wai said, would
reduce the cost of living. Yet never,
even in the blackest days of the civil
war, was the cost of bread so high
or the price of beefsteak and ham so
absolutely prohibitive as now." :
k Three-Sided Debate. .
: Mrs. O'Hare Was bne of three
speakers in an old-fashioned political
debate at the Auditorium during the
afternoon. . Senator Hitchcock pre
sented the democratic side of the cam
paign, and R. Beecher Howell cham
pioned the republicans. . Since the
program was largely arranged by the
socialists, they held Mrs. O Hare with
her heavy artillery for the last. Thus
she had an opportunity to direct her
heavy siege guns against the walls of
defense both Mr. Howell and 'Senator
Hitchcock had built for their respec
tive parties. -
Mr. Howell did not escape her fire
altogether by any means. She took
Mr. Howell to .task for speaking of
the average per capita wealth in
America under a long line-of repub
lican administrations. The figure was
placed at $537. . "How- much of that
have you got in your pockets this aft
ernoon ?". she demanded of the audi
Senator Hitchcock in reviewing the
democratic administration had tried to
make capital of the democratic law
seeking to hold Alaska coal fields and
other resources forever the property
of the United States and to lease them
(Continued on Paro Two, t'(tmB FW.)
Nebraska Club at' ,
; Columbia University
New York, Oct. 22. (Special Tele
gram.) The twenty Nebraskans who
are registered in the various colleges
of Columbia university, recently or
ganized into a club known as the Ne
braska club, with the following of
ficers: C. B. Moore, president; Miss
Wafker, secretary; C. A. Anderson,
The first social event was a delight
ful gathering at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Moore, 540 West One Hun
dredth and Twenty-fourth street. The
members of the club, most of whom
are well known in Nebraska school
circles, are Superintendent and Mrs.
C. B. Moore, formerly of Osceola,
Superintendent and Mrs. V. L. Strick
laud of Tecumseh. Prof, and Mrs. W.
E. Nichol, Bellevue college; Superin
tendent and Mrs. t, t. Weyer, Ains
worth; Prof. C. A. Anderson and J.
L. Way, Wahoo; Prof. Clark of
Chadron Normal; Prof. L. V. Vernon,
Norfolk; Superintendent R, R. Mor
ron Nelson, Miss Beechel of Wayne
Normal, Misses Anthony and Klein,
Wayne; Miss Carson, Lincoln: Misses
Walker and In'.cs of Shelby, Miss Nel
The next meeting of the club will
be a Hallowe'en party at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Strickland. 414 West
One Hundredth and Twenty-first
AS BANDITS' PREY
Order Suspending Constitu
tional Guarantees Tells of V
Murder, Robbery and
PEOPLE FLEE TO CITIES
Prevalence of Raids Causes In
habitants to Leave Country
Districts and Towns.
OUTLINED TO MEDIATORS
Atlantic City, N. J Oct. 22. Gen
eral Carranza's decree of October 9,
suspending constitutional guarantees
throughout Mexico, as translated and
laid before the American representa- ,
tives on the Mexican joint commis
sion today, provides that for nearly
all offenses not covered by the civil
code, summary punishment may be
inflicted by the military authorities.
Interference with railway traffic.
robbery, incendiarism and assault in
its various forms are characterized
as crimes punishable by death with
out the formality of trial when the
evidence is apparent. In no case has
the accused the right to appeal.
Preamble of Decree.
The oreamble of the decree, which
sets forth the reasons for the sus- ,
pension of the guarantees and which
was of special interest to the Ameri- f
can commissioners, follows:
Whereas, brigandage has devel
oped in the country, as an inevitable
consequence of public upheavals
which have taken place during re
cent years, produced by the struggle
which It was necessary to carry out:
First, to overthrow the power which'
had usurped the government of the
republic and later to suppress the in-. .
subordination of the division of the !
north, and to exterminate the horde
which had invaded the state of
Purpose of Bands. '
"Whereas, the armed bands which
still remain in various parts of the
republic, remnants of civil war, no -longer
have any political significance,,
standard or pretext which can'justify
then in their looting expeditions and
raids, since it is the sole purpose of
such bands to attack villages and
hamlets with the object of sacking"'
them, of committing outrages and as-
sassinations, or to shoot up, attack
or' dynamite moving trains for the
purpose, of robbing int. cars, or burpjin"-.
ing -bridges, stations, warehouses and
So forth, or to tear up the tracks or
destroy the telegraph and telephont
lines of federated companies and cor
porations, .v. ,-. f,-.'
Railroad Traffic Hindered. '
"Whereas, railroad traffic,' is
hindered in this way on many occa-
lions, W it rendered uncertain since,
although the government takes The
greatest care to protect the running
of trains and to give all possible
protection to travelers, it is impos
sible to avoid these criminalities be- .
cause of the large number of railway
lines and tne facilities with which,
the material factories elude the re
pressive action, of the authorities, as
much because of the great extent of
the national territory as because of
its broken character and because of
the protection which these bands fre
quently find among the rural popu
lation, which is due particularly to
the fear inspired by them. , . v '
"Whereas, brigandage in all Its
forms has brought insecurity in the.'
country districts, forcing the inhab
itants of haciendias, ranches, ham
lets and other small communities to
leave them and seek personal safety.,
in the large centers of population,
which is notably injurious to agricul
ture, commerce and other sources of
national wealth, and since the conse
quences of the evil we have been dis
cussing have appeared recently
even in the principal cities, for
even in the capital itself persons who
were walking the streets have been
attacked at night; suburban trains
have been held up and the passengers
robbed; burglaries accompanied by
violence have been of frequent occur
rence in 'private residences: -all of :
which has greatly alarmed the peo
ple, so tnat it is an urgent necessity
that such a serious state of affairs
be put an end to by an extreme meas- '
ure Which may be efficacious
in thisinstance, and-which, in fact, .
had excellent results in analogous
circumstances in other periods of the
nation's history, as was the case after
the three ycart' wari in the time of
President Bonito Juarez.
Application of Death Doom. ,,
"Whereas, measuresN of this kind
always have consisted in the appli
cation of the death penalty to all of
fenders taken in flagrante delicato 6r '
whose will is sufficiently proven.
"Whereas, lie extraordinary provi.
sions of this law are also applicable,
(Cootlnosd on Pate Two, Column Six.) .
Week After Week
PAID WANT ADS
in The Bee. last
week than same
period a year ago.
Bn Want-Ads gain xcMfe4
th combinttd gain of th othr
two Omaha papers for I ira
nin month of 1916 by
20,000 PAID ADS.
"You get result from
; BEE WANT - ADS."
w. A. WJGU1H, USMOrOlOfftSL
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