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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XLVII NO. 38.
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, MARCH 3, 1918 FOUR SECTIONS THIRTY-SIX PAGES.
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WAM ON EUSSs
AMERICA TO SUPPRESS
1. W. W.'S; WILL DEPORT
ALL SUSPECTED ALIENS
Secretary Wilson Launches
Sabotage and Lawlessness Now Prevalent
Northwest; Will Take Strong Measures to
Bring About Order in Every Industry.
By Associated Press.
Washington, March 2. A vigorous policy for the suppres
sion of anarchists, and all who advocate sabotage and other
forms of lawlessness, was announce J. by Secretary Wilson in or
ders to immigration officials in the northwest to proceed imme
diately to arrest aliens guilty of spreading such doctrines. Even
though they may not commit nny overt act, they will be de
tained and deported.
TAIL AWAITS THEM. 0 :
. The secretary's action was in ans
wer to requests from employers and
civic organizations of Seattle, and
other cities that the department un
dertake the wholesale internment of
Industrial Workers of the World,
who were blamed for industrial un
rest, particularly in the logging
camps. Mr. Wilson held that member
ship in the Industrial Workers of the
World organization was not in itself
cause for arrest, or deportation, but
that alien industrial workers, or any
other aliens, who preach overthrow of
the government by force, or who are
in any other manner subject them
selves to deportation, under the immi
gration laws, should be taken into cus
todya at once.
DEPARTMENT TO HELP.
The department stands ready; to
i support the round 'lip of anarchistic
agitators by supplying funds to ob
tain additional quarters if the Seattle
Station proves inadequate for intern
ing them; ; ;.- . ..
Orders for the suppression of radi
cal propaganda by aliens are regard
ed bv officials as the final step in the
government's determination to put a
ston to extremists who seek to inter
fere with the prosecution of the war
from motives sincere or ornerwise.
Citizens of the United States who
preach anarchy , will be handled by
the Department of Justice, which
brought about the arrest of scores of
Industrial Workers of the World's in
the nation-wide raids last year.
Secretary Wilson's order was is
sued with a personal knowledge of
the situation in . the northwets. As
chairman of the president's mediation
commission, he investigated the un
rest in the lumber camps and saw
mills last fall and succeeded in quiet
ing the situation to a marked degree.
Ruing By Secretary.
An order was issued by the secre
tary to immigration officers at Seattle
to proceed at once in accordance with
the following ruling:
, "First That we will not arrest, de
tain or deport any alien simply for
joining the Industrial Workers of the
"Second That we will arrest and
detain, until we can deport, any alien,
whether member of the Industrial
Workers of the World or not, who is
found advocating or teaching the un
lawful destruction of property, of ad
vocating or teaching anarchy or the
overthrow by force or violence of the
government of the United States or
of all forms of law, or the assassina
tion of public officials, or who is in
other manner subject to deportation
under the immigration laws, even
though he may not commit any overt
"Third If the quarters at the Se
attle station are not ample to take
care of all who may be arrested and
detained for deportation under these
instructions, the commissioner at Se
attle will be authorized to secure ad
Agitation for the internment of
alien members of the Industrial
Workers of the World in Washington
state has been widespread since labor
troubles in the logging camps, which
interfered with the government's air-
Cralt program were uiaiucu un me
Industrial Workers of the World.
Civic organizations and employers
urged the establishment of a deten
tion camp at Puget Sound to ac
commodate 3,000 men.
For Nebraska Fair.
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Highest today M 3 15 34
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Mean temperature 44 .31 I 32
Precipitation 0 01 04 03
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal at Omaha since March 1
and compared with the last two yean.
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Total excess since March 1, 1917 32
Normal precipitation 04 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 1J17.. .07 Inch
Deficiency for cor. period, 116.. .04 Inch
Comparative Local Record
Reports From Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp., High- Raln-
ef- weather. 7 p.m. est. fall.
Omaha, clear 48 13 .00
T" Indicates trace of precipitation.
Indicates below aero.
. ; X. A. WELSH, Meteorologist
Vigorous Campaign Against
IS OUSTED FROM
OFFICE BY SEARS
District Judge Enters Order
After Denying Convicted
Motion for New Trial.
"Johnny" Lynch, convicted county
commissioner, was ousted from of
fice at 9:20 a. m. by Judge Willis G.
Sears in district court after motion
by Lynch's attorney for a new trial
The buster order was based upon
the verdict of "guilty on all counts"
returned by the jury in the ouster suit
brought by Sheriff Clark. The court's
order recites that .Lynch has been
found guilty of "official corruption, op
pression and maladministration in ot
fice" and declares his place upon the
Board of County . Commissioners va
cant, . ;
Lynch's application for permission
to file a supersedeas bond, which
would allow him to hold office pend
ing an appeal to the supreme court,
also was" denied. The ouster order
takes effect immediately. Lynch is no
longer county commissioner of Doug
Board is Notified.
A certified copy of the court's order-removing
Lynch from office was
sent to Election Commissioner Moor
head with instructions to enter the
order on the election books. The
Board of County Commissioners will
be notified that a vacancy exists in
Lynch's attorneys are given 40 days
in which to file a bill of exceptions if
they desire to appeal from the order
of the court.
"We do not know whether we will
appeal or not," said J. A. C. Kennedy,
representing Lynch. "That is a ques
tion Mr. Lynch will decide. It is
possible we will advise him, but we
will want to study the question before
deciding what action to take."
The motion for a new trial was
submitted to the court without argu
ment and the ruling accepted without
comment on the part of the attorneys.
Attorneys Rose and Kennedy ap
peared for Lynch and Howell and
Baker for Sheriff Clark.
Lynch Pays Costs.
The ouster judgment orders Lynch
to pay the court costs expended in
bringing the suit against him. This
does- not include Sheriff Clark's at
torneys' fees, however.
"I don't feel like kicking a man'
when he's down," said Sheriff Clark,
when notified the ouster order had
been given. "I acted in good faith in
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Iowa Town to Honor Soldier
Who Died Fighting in France
Hclmer Reyelt was the Iowa
Sammy killed in action on the west
ern front February 26. He was in a
Young Reyelt was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Adolph Reyelt- of Harian, la..
He enlisted in Omaha in June, 1917,
and was assigned to duty at Camp
Bliss, Tex. He was among the first
to "go over."
He is survived by his father and
mother and two sisters. His father is
a well-known Harlan business man.
Harlan is planning a memorial serv
ice in honor of its first soldier hero
to give his life fighting in France.
Liberty Plane Flies 140
Miles an Hour on Test
Buffalo, N. Y., March 2. The first
important test of the Liberty 12-cyl-inder
airplane motor fitted to a com
bination of the Bristol and the Curtiss
type biplanes will be made today.
at 140 miles an hour, exceeds that of
any airplane made heretofore in the
Major Davis of the British flying
corps probably will pilot the machic
Work of Representatives of
State Department in Search
: ingfoFiTonnage Will Help
Materially After War.
( By Associated Press.) :
Washington, March 2. In its
search for ship tonnage to aid in de
feating the central powers the United
States is building up the largest force
of commercial experts which ever has
been stationed in foreign countries.
Primarily the work of the commer
cial representatives of the State de
partment, the Department of Com
merce and the aWr Trade board will
have to do with the war, but in co
operating with the government and
business leaders of other nations, they
will spread a knowledge of American
products and trale ideals that officials
expect will increase America's com
merce after the war.
Completion of the foreign staff of
the aWr Trade board is being pushed
as rapidly as possible, it was said to
day, so that early results may be had
from the government's decision to put
every available ship to war purposes
by restricting trade to necessities.
The State department also is sending
special representatives to countries
which will be affected by the licensing
of imports into the United States and
commercial attaches of the Depart
ment of Commerce are assisting in
Much Work Ahead.
The War Trade board experts will
have three principal duties. To pre
vent goods reaching Germany and to
rlease as much tonnage as possible.
They now have been stationed in
London, Paris, Berne, Scandinavia,
Rio Janerio, Buenos Aires and Tokio.
Estimates of the tonnage expected
to be put into trans-Atlantic service
by .restricting trade with South Amer
ica' and the far eas, arte being guard
ed closely by the shipping board and
war trade board as likely to be of
military value to the enemy, in indi
cating the size of the army which
this country hoped to put in Europe.
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Look What's Coming
BY SINKING OF
Paris, March '2. A Spanish ship
which had been chartered by Switz
erland and was conveying 3,000 tons
of wheat froi i America to Europe has
been torpedoed and sunk, according to
a dispatch-from- Berne to the Petit
i. arisieii. a v .- - ; ( . -v
.The sinking-, the Berne advices say,
was contrary to the solemn undertak
ings entered into by Germany.
The news has had a strong effect
on political circles in Berne. ,
U. S. TROOPS KILL
12 MEXICANS IN
Raiders Cross Rio Grande on
Hunt for Cattle and Fire
on Patrol Sent to
Marfa, Tex., March 2. Twelve
Mexicans were killed and several were
wounded when a band of 30 Mexicans
fired on American cavalry detachment
in command of Captain Kramer
me Mexicans opened tire wniie a
parley between the leader of the ban
dits and Captain Thomas was in prog-
ress on the American bank of the
Grande near Siera Altom south of
Private Mallack was cut on the face
by fragments of stone thrown by
ivicxican ouneis, our no oiner Ameri
can was wounded.
The bandits had crossed the river,
raided A. P. Neighbor's ranch and
killed three cows. Captain Thomas
went to investigate, taking a detach
ment of cavalry.
The parley followed during which
the bandits maneuvered for a flank
attack on the cavalry detachment, fir
ing as they rode. Captain 1 nomas
ordered his men to fire.
Twelve Mexicans fell dead. The re
maining members of the band carried
off their wounded to the hills. The
fight was reported to Colonel Georee
T. Langhorne, who rushed reinforce
ments to the scene and prepared for
anoincr ciasn ai some point aiong me
HELD FOR MURDER
The five auto bandits held for the
district court' on a charge of murder
ing Detective Frank Rooney in a gun
battle at the Kirk bungalow, where
they were cornered after a daring
daylight jewelry store robbery, were
arraigned before District Judge Red
lck in criminal court Saturday morn
ing and held for trial.
The five men. Burl C. Kirk. Frank
Martin, Thomas McKay, Harry Wil
liams and Samuel Stone, each pleaded
"not guilty" to the charge of murder
ing Detective Rooney.
, At their request they are to be giv
en separate trials. The first man will
be tried 'under the next jury panel,
trial to begin March 12 by agreement
between the attorneys for state and
defense. It has not been decided
which bandit will stand trial first.
SAYS POLICY OF
SOOTHS 0. K.
Defends German A m e rican
Body as Having Right to Mix
:J- in Politics Where Teuton
Language Forbidden. '
.' (Bjr Associated Pre.)
Washington, March 2. -Members of
state organizations,' affiliated with the
National German-American alliance,
defended the alliance against charges
of disloyalty today before a senate
sub-committee and maintained the
right of. state alliances to political
activity. The committee is holding a
hearmg on the bill by Senator King
of Utah, to revoke the charter of the
alliance and . close the affairs of its
Theodore Sutro of New York, for
mer president of the New York state
alliance, disclaimed responsibility of
the organization for utterances of in
dividual members and repudiated
statements of Dr. C. J. Hexamer of
Philadelphia, former president.
Society Heads Foolish,
"Presidents of societies are often
very foolish," Mr. Sutro declared,
when asked by Senator King if he
approved an utterance attributed to
Dr. Hexamer in a speech in Milwau
kee in 1915, that the alliance was of
such political power that it could
dominate communities where it was
Pro-German articles appearing' in
the official bulletin of the alliance
were repudiated by Sutro, who de
clared the alliance should not be
held to account for what appeared
in the publication.
"We are at war against German
war and not against German peace
and German achievements," Mr. Sutro
said. He added that he did not sub
scribe to the German view of large
standing armies, nor did he believe
in the idea of non-assimilation of Ger
man immigrants. However, he
thought it improper for Americans to
ask persons of German birth to deny
t Defends Alliance.
It is proper for the organization to
declare itself in political affairs, he
asserted, and he expressed the belief
that it was not improper for the or
ganization to oppose and aid in de
feating prohibition in the several
states. He also did not believe it im
proper for the organization in local
communities to oppose candidates for
school boards who did not favor
teaching German, because he believed
it advantageous to students to have
knowledge of two languages.
MAKE BEST OF MACHINERY
FARM LABOR IS LACKING
Lincoln, March 2. (Special) The committee on farm power and
machinery of the Nebraska State Council of Defense reports there will
be a great shortage of farm labor in Nebraska this year. To meet this
contingency the committee recommends: 4
Use two-row listers, two-row cultivators, and gang or triple-bottom
Plow early in fall. .. .
Endeavor to arrange farm work so operations do not pile up, that
is, try and not be haying, harvesting and cultivating at the same time. .
Order repairs at once, especially for machines several years old.
Request dealers to send in repair orders as soon as they receive
them.' ' ; . .
There will be a shortage of wagons and trucks. Repair the old ones
whenever -possible. .
Encourage men who have retired from the farm in very good
physical condition to return and assist as much as possible.
- Leon W. Chase is chairman and other members are W. D. Hosford,
T. M. Elweil, E. B. Lewis, W. P. Snyder, W. J. Thorpe and Charles
GERMAN HORDES WITHIN
80 MILES OF PETR0GRAD;
0RAHA IS THREATENED
Bolsheviki Prepares to Battle Enemy Advance; Destroys
Bridges, Roads and Railways and Musters New
Army; Japan Said to Be Ready to Land
Troops in Siberia.
(By Associated Press.)
Peace negotiations between
viki government have been broken off again.
Resumption of the German forward movement and the
fact that the Russian peace emissaries have asked that a train
under military guard be sent to meet hem near Pskov indicate
that Teutonic aggression has not yet been satiated.
0 TO RESIST INVADERS.
CHARGE PLOT TO
DEFRAUD U. S. ON
Allege Conspiracy Existed Be
tween Chicago Agents and
Brigadier General Cruse
in Cloth Deal.
Chicago, March 2. Plans have been
made to arraign Henry H. Lippert
and his son, Ralph, charged with con
spiracy to defraud the government,
before United States Commissioner
Lewis F. Mason; - .
The Lipperts were arrested last
night following an earlier raid on
their offices under a federal search
and seizure warrant The Lipperts
have been agents here for firms mak
ing cloth and blankets used by the
army, f rrr : "r ";. ;. -v h
Linked with the "manufacturers'
agents in the charges is the name
of Brigadier General Thomas Cruse,
II. S. A., now in Washington. In his
statement before Commissioner Ma
son asking for the warrant it was
charged by Captain Melvin B. Eric
son that General Cruse had admitted
to him in Washington that in Janu
ary he had received $1,500 from the
elder LiDoert and that an agreement
had been entered into by which Lip-'
pert was to pay him $3UU a month,
A large number of papers were
taken possession of by the United
States marshals who conducted the
raid. Federal officials said in the
cursory examination of some of the
oaoers a number of officers in the
army, as well as men prominent in
public and business life, were men
tioned. Seed 2,000 Letters.
It was added that the mention of
these names in letters and documents
did not necessarily connect the indi
viduals with anv illeiral deals with
the Liooerts or General Cruse. No
estimate was ttiven of the amount in
volved in the charges that the gov
frnment has been defrauded.
Among the papers sought by the
fi.(ipral authorities ana soecinea in
the warrants are:
Letter dated September 1, 1916, to
Senator James Hamilton Lewis,
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Would Elmulate Hale
Washington, March 2.(Special.
Uncle Sam can have the services
of a perfectly good spy if he wants
him. Peter Rivers, 17 years old, of
Maple Lake, Minn., says so. '
Writing io United States Marine
corps headquarters, Peter said
among other things: "I'rrt too young
to be a sea soldier, but I can be the
best spy you most ever saw. Send
me along a spy's badge and a Colt's
45 and IH go right to work. I've
read history and my only regret is
that I haven't nine lives like a cat
so that I could give them all to my
In expressing appreciation of
Peter's offer of service, the ma
rine corps tuthorities advised him to
keep on playing "Hi Spy" with the
boys of Maple Lake several years
longer before tackling the business
the Germans and the bolshe
The bolsheviki are making strenu
ous preparations to meet the German
advance and Bremier Lenine is send
ing forth proclamations urging ali
Russians to save the revolution.
Moscow and the interior of Russia
have declared against a separate
peace and the local councils in the
interior are making ready to resist
Belated dispatches from Petrograd
say the bolsheviki are destroying
strategic railways, bridges and roads
and are senuing large forces to the
fighting front. ,
The Germans are said to be within
80 miles of Petrograd on the south-'
west and are approaching Oraha, on
the same meridian of longitude as
Petrograd and 300 miles west of
Moscow. Vitebsk, 75 miles north of
Oraha, also is threatened.
' JAPAN AND SIBERIA.
.No decision has yet been reached
as to Japanese intervention in Si
beria. (Negotiations between the al
lied governments are proceeding.
According Nto London- -report, -Japan
.has been requested, to do all
that is necessary to guard allied in
terests in the far east. This has not
been confirmed officially.1
In the Ukraine the advance of the
Germans . and Austrians, who now
have joined their ally in driving the
bolsheviki from the new republic,
goes on rapidly. ' '
Kiev, the capital, which has been in
bolshevik control, is in danger. Vi
enna reports the surrender of 10,
000 Russians and the capture of much
war material and railway rolling
stock. , r
American soldiers on the firing line
in France have met the famous Ger
man "shock troops" for the first time
and have outfought them. In two
sectors northwest of Toul and along
the Chemin-des-Dames the Germans
failed in attempts to penetrate the
positions held by the Americans.
On West FronC
The fight northwest of Toul result
ed in a desperate hand-to-hand strug
gle. The Germans reached the Amer
ican lines only to be driven back with
heavy losses. The dead were found
in the American trenches and many
enemy bodies were scattered over
No Man's land.
An American captain, a West Point
graduate of 1917, was killed in a gal
lant exploit. When the Germans
reached the American positions he
led a party out in front of the wire
entanglements and attacked the ene
my from the rear as they retreated.
The French in Chamoagne have
been hotly engaged with the Ger
mans. After being repulsed in at
tacks southwest of the Butte du Mes
nil, the enemy attacked again and ob
tained a footing in part of the sector
from which he was driven by the
French more than two weeks ago and
which he has been trying to regain
since then. The artillery battle on
the Champagne front has been of
TRAIN SERVICE ON
LINES IN WEST
Washington, March 2. Passenger
train service in the west will be re
duced one-third or more by a rear
rangepient of schedules to be an
nounced shortly by Director General
McAdoo. . i
Scores of trains on competing lines
leaving and arriving at terminals
about the same time will be elimi
nated. Unnecessary trains on many
western lines are to be taken off and
the locomotives and crews used for
essential freight service.
There is no thought, however, of
making a few. western lines the prin
cipal passenger carriers, as contem
plated in the . east Officials also
stated that the reduction in sched
ules will not result in any serious in
convenience to passengers.
The curtailment which has been un
der consideration for several weeks
by Gerrit Fort, passenger traffic di
rector for the railroad administration
will be effective from the Mississippi
river to the Pacific coast. In much of
this territory traffic is comparatively
light and by a reduction of the num
ber of trains railroad administration
officials believe they can save many
millions of dollars and still provide
ample facilities for all through travel
to the coast
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