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Omaha Daily 'Bee
Washington, Jan. 10. Buyers of
$100 and $1,000 war savings stamps
now being prepared for issue, will
be iafeguarded against loss by a
plan of registration worked out by
officials of the war loan organiza
tion. Receipts for each stamp of the
higher denominations will be kept
at the Treasury department.
The $1,000 stamps will be sold at
banks only, and the $100 ones
probably at postofrkes and banks.
This will leave the distribution ct
the smaller stamps, however, to the
worker who sold the 1918 green
Washington, Jan. 10. Secretary
of the Treasury Glass and Post
master General "Burleson prefer t:ie
time honored horse-drawn vehicle
to the automobile and in deference
to their wishes the house appropria
tions committee amended the lepfis
lative bill today so as to provide
carriages for their personal use in
stead of automobiles which will bt.
furnished other members of the
New York, Jan. 10. Theodore
Roosevelt recently approved the
Zionist movement and the efforts to
establish a Jewish commonwealth in
Palestine, it was revealed today by
the Zionist organization of Ameri
ca. In a letter dated October 16,
1918, to Mrs. Richard Gottheil, lie
'1 believe in the organization of
the Zionist state, just as I believe
in the creation of the Czech and
Armenian states, but in each case
the Czechs, Jews or Armenians of
the independent foreign states must
all, alike, be foreigners to the Ameri
can citizens of Jewish, Czech or
Armenian origin who stay here."
German Government Kept in
Power by Aid of Troops;
Berlin Newspaper Row
Storm Center.
Paris, Jan. 10. The latest news
received from Berlin indicates that
the government forces have widened
the barred zones inside the city and
ucceededn effecting a junction be
tween thclroops corning from the
provinces and those already in the
city. '
Copenhagen. Jan. 10. The Spar
tacans. Recording to' the Berlin cor
respondent of the Berlingske l'i
dende, have occupied one of the
water works in Berlin and now are
attempting to seize the cattle market
with the object of cutting off their
, adversaries' supplies of meat. The
government forces, anticipating the
scheme, have been reinforced with
many machine guns.
The fighting in Berlin, which the
Berlin correspondent of the Berling
ske Tidende describes as victory
ior the government, began Wednes
day when the Spartacans were de
feated in an attack against the for
eign office. At midnight a battle
was raging in southwestern and
central Berlin.
The government troops attacked
the Spartacans at the Silesian rail
way station with bombs and 65 per
sons were killed. The government
"orces were tided by aviators.
Later the government troops at
tacked the Lehrter railway station,
on the north bank of the Spree, op
posite the Tiergarten.
Spartacans Hold Newspapers.
Berlin, Jan. 10. The inner city
has been comparatively quiet during
the last 24 hours. The presence of
strong and numerous detachments
of government troops who are pa
trolling the downtown streets and
eliminating all needless traffic has
had a reassuring effect. Occasional
shots fired as a warning have re
sulted in the dispersal of crpwds of
"Newspaper row," which com
prises the buildings of the leading
bourgeoise newspapers, was the
scene of fighting during the night
and early today. The efforts of the
Kovernment troops to drive the
Spartacans from the Wolff bureau
office, the Tageblatt, the Lokal An
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Coroner's Jury Finds
Blizek and Family
Were Burned to Death
Cedar Rapids, la, Jan. 10". In the
opinion of the coroner's jury which
completed its work tonight Frank
Blizek, his wife and their three
children were not murdered, but
were burned to death in the Tire
which destroyed their home early
yesterday, near Oxford Junction.
All had been confined to their beds
with influenza.
The murder theory developed to
day when it was found that the
bodies were apparently headless.
Rumors spread that the family had
been murdered by tramps, hoping
to find money in the house. All
evidence, however, pointed to acci
Jcntal fire.
The family has had a tragic his
tory. Blizek's father was killed by
" a train ten years ago. Her riiind de
ranged by the shock, the mother
.s'uot herself, and wounded the oilier
son, Louis. He recovered and is
now in France, havingVecently re
ceived gunshot wounds and gas in
juries. Blizek h?s been active in all pa
triotic work of the community dur
ing, the war. -
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Committee Pavs Homage to
Roosevelt; Speakers Em
phasize Need of Re
publican Success.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Denunciation of
bolshevism and insiduous socialistic
doctrines marked numerous ad
dresses today at the meeting of the
republican national committee here,
several speakers declaring that the
election of a republican president is
all that can save, the country from
evil days in the future.
With women sitting in the coun
cils of the party for the first time
in its history the day was 'a veritable
love feast at which plans were '.aid
and campaign strategy discussed.
Chairman Will H. Hays established
a precedent by delivering a short
prayer before he called the meeting
to order.
Later in the day Chairman Hays
suggested that the committee con
sider what it might do to express
its admiration for the late Colonel
Roosevelt. Acting upon this sug
gestion the committee decided to ap
peal to the republicans of the coun
try to erect a permanent memorial
to the former president. It is plan
ned to raise the necessary funds by
popular subscription. The character
of the memorial is to be decided
upon by a special committee of
which V. B. Thompson of Yonkers,
N. Y., is chairman. The other mem
bers of the committee will be named
by Chairman Hays later.
Hays Suggests Memorial.
"We have no idea at present iust
what the memorial w'ill be, or now
much it will cost," said Chairman
Hays. "It may be a library taole
for the Roosevelt home or it may
be a monument or some kind of
building that will cost millions of
In suggesting the idea to the com
mittee Chairman Hays said:
"I suggest for your consideration
the idea that this committee sponsor
a movement for the development ot
a permanent, memorial to the mem
ory of Theodore Roosevelt. Just
what the nature of this might be or
the extent to which it might be car
ried is a matter for careful consider
ation, but it cannot be too substan
tial nor of an extent too treat
adequately to measure the merit of
the deceased."
After representatives from every
state had delivered addresses on
the death of Roosevelt, the commit
tee adopted bv a risintr vote the
following resolutions presented by
national Committeeman John 1.
King of Connecticut:
"The republican party mourns the
passing of Theodore Roosevelt. In
an hour of difficulty and danger, he
lias tallen like a warrior in battle,
leaving a place in national and inter
national leadership which cannot be
filled. .
Pledgi Loyalty to Ideals. '
"The truest tribute it is possible
to pay his memory is in the pledge
that his party, the republican party,
shall remain true to the ideals of
Americanism and of special ad
vancement with which his name will
forever be linked and for which,
throughout his useful career, he
struggled with such heroic and in
spiring ardor and devotion.
Histcrv will write his name high
on the roll of those who, not only
of this nation but of all the modern
world, wrought greatly in human
ity s behalf.
"Under the .leadership of Abraham
Lincoln the republican party proved
its lovaltv to the nation when
charged with the full responsibility
of government in a supreme crisis!
in the hie of the republic.
"Under the leadership of Theo
dore Roosevelt the republican party
in a world crisis, proved that as a
party out of power it could rise to
the same high level of devoted ser
vice and by its patriotic course in
sure complete national unity in sup
port of the country's cause.
Above all others, as the turopean
war came on, his virile voice was
heard arousing Americans to a
sense of their dutv and their peril,
and to the imperative necessity of
subordinating every other consider
ation in both public and private life
to the one purpose ot achieving Dy
victory a just and enduring peace.
Ready to Give His Life.
"With all his limitless energy and
dauntless courage, his far-reachjng
vision, his genius for organization
and leadership, his tremendous force
of thought and gifts of expression,
with his breadth of human interest
and human sympathies, and his re
markable range of personal at
tainments the quality in Theodore
Roosevelt which most enobles a life
crowded with high achievement, is
that like his great prototypes in the
presidency, Washington and Lin
coln, he was ready to lay his all.
hi3 own life and the lives of those
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Wickersham Believes That Common Man Must Receive
Most Intelligent and Sympathetic Consideration From
Those Who Guard Destinies of Great Nations
First Question to Be Settled at Conference is Whether
Discord in Europe Will Not Prevent Any Stipu
lated Peace at All With Teutonic Powers;
Must Preserve Social Order.
Former United States Attorney General.
(Copyrighted 1919, by New York Tribune News Service.)
London, .Jan. 10. (Special Dis
patch to New York Tribune and
Omaha Bee.) The actual date of
the assembling of the delegates to
the peace conference again has been
postponed. The latest dispatches
from Paris indicate the probable
delay, with "informal -conferences"
in the meantime.
Possibly this means that the
leaders of the great powers hope
during this period to reach an agree
ment on the essentials of the main
program which may be promptly
adopted by the conference.
This would not be that "open di
plomacy," which is one of the ideals
put forward in some quarters, but
it would be more apparent to ac
complish practical results than
could be reached in the same time
by meetings of the entire confer
ence. Cannot Wait on League.
Meantime, well informed corres
pondents report that the proposed
league of nations is to play an im
portant part in the consideration
and determination of the great eco
nomic questions which are con
fronting all the countries of the
world. But the league of nations is
not yet an accomplished fact, and as
far as can be learned, not even its
outlines have been definitely settled.
It can hardly be imagined, there
fore, that the consideration of eco
nomic questions such as are press
ing to the front in every country to
Records Show That Dan J.
Connell Served as Combined
Labor Commissioner and
Factory Inspector.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln.'Neb., Jan. 10. (Special
Telegram) Dan J. Connell of
Omaha, appointed factory inspector
under the Neville administration, has
in reality been serving as labor com
missioner and since September 1 has
been drawing $125 a month as com
bined labor commissioner and fac
tory inspector, the auditor's records
George Norman, publicly credited
as labor commissioner, has been de
voting his entire time as compensa
tion commissioner under appoint
ment of Gov. Neville. Mr. Norman
said the duties of the office have been
so heavy that he did not have time
to look after the work of the labor
The situation attracted attention
today when it became known that
Mr. Norman expected to hold over
until next July under his commission
from Gov. .Neville.
Frank A. Kennedy of Omaha, ap
pointed by Governor McKelvie labor
commissioner, arrived here today to
take over the duties of the office.
Gov, McKelvie, it is understood, docs
not share the same view as Mr. Nor
man but believes that the labor com
missioner and the compensation law
commissioner must be combined into
one office.
A Thousand
It would easily take a
thousand yous, traveling
hard all day, to find out
for yourself what the
farm land advertisements
tell you in a few minutes
morning or evening.
They deserve your atten
tion. They deserve your
confidence. And what is
more to the point, they
will save you money.
They point out for you -the
Farm land Bargains
of this section, read them
today tomorrow and
next day.
If you have a farm for
sale, let the fact be
known by using the Bee
Farm land columns and
"Keep Your Eye on The Bee"
Improving Every Day
day can be held to await the func
tioning of a yet created league of
That a more speedy consideration
of such questions will be undertaken
by representatives of the various
powers now gathering in Paris, is
suggested- by the announcement of
the arrival there of Bernard Baruch
and "Medill McCormick, as "mem
bers of the economic branch of the
American peace commission," and
by the departure from New York for
Europe of Samuel Gompers. .
Mistake Omitting Gompers.
The object of the latter is said to
found a new international federation
of labor, having its basis in the
trade union movements of the var
ious countries. Mr. Gompers is
quoted as having made the state
ment that organized labor in Ameri
ca was sending a representative to
Europe - to watch the council at
Versailles, where questions of the
greatest import to millions of peo
ple will be discussed and settled.
I have thought, from the moment
that the list was promulgated, that
President Wilson had made a
capital mistake in not including Mr.
Gompers among the delegates to the
peace conference. Mr. Gompers
quite truly says that the laborers of
the world are asserting the right to
be heard and to be consulted eon-
(Continurd on Page Two, Column Four.)
Bruce A. Campbell Delivers
Address Following Initia
tory Ceremony at'
Masonic Temple.
Following a dinner at the Fonte
nelle and an initiatory ceremony at
the Masonic temple last night. Grand
Exalted Ruler Bruce A. Campbell
of the Elks spoke on the Elks' part
in the war.
"The day that saw the signing of
Size is no bar to hojding office
iu the Elks lodge. The Elks like
'em long, short and tall. Bruce
A. Campbell of East St. Louis,
111., grand exalted ruler, who
passed ' Friday in Omaha, is a
"big man in size too, for lie is
srx feet three inches tall and
weighs 210 pounds.
Fred C. Robinson of Dubuque,
la., grand exalted secretary, who
accompanied him, is only four
feet ten inches tall and weighs
but 108 pounds. v
"Texas" and "Rhode Island"
are here on an official visit to
the lodge, the first one in ten
years. They were special guests
at the Elks' initiation held Friday
night in Shriners' Temple.
the armistice," he declared, "saw
more,, than 50,000 Elks wearing the
army' or navy uniform's of the
Cnited States. .
"We took the lead in all worthy
work of relief and defense of our
flag and let us keep it!
"In Omaha and in every lodge
throughout this country let it be
known that the B. P. O. E. is identi
fied first with every worthy move
ment and not with politics.
"The only business of the Elks has
been the prosecution of this war
until the last enemy flag was hauled
down and the order has devoted its
entire time to this work of victory.
"Elk lodges have subscribed
$4,000,000 for Liberty bonds, have
given $3,000,000 to the Red Cross,
$1,000,000 to the Y. M. C. A., and
in excess of $1,000,000 to other war
relief organizations."
Other prominent Elks last night
at the dinner and initiation were:
Grand Secretary Fred C. Robinson,
Dubuque; Frank Rain of Fairbury,
slated to be the next grand exalted
ruler. Mr. Campbell is a resident of
East St. Louis, III.
Exalted Ruler Charles R. Doch
erty of the Omaha lodge of Elks
presided last night.
Mr. Campbell and others of his
party left at midnight for Kansas
City to be honor guests of the Elks
The Masses Case Dismissed.
New York, Jan. 10. The indict
ment against the socialist magazine,
The Masses, and five of its editors
and contributors, charged with vio
lation of the espionage act, was dis
missed in the federal court today at
the instance of Attorney General
JANUARY 11, 1919.
Luke and Lufbery, Both
Killed, Second and Third
Respectively on Of
ficial List.
Washington, Jan. 10. Capt Ed
ward V. Rickenbacher of Omaha
and Columbus, O., famous as an
automobile driver, was the premier
"ace", of the American air forces in
France, having 26 enemy planes to
his credit. An official report receiv
ed today at the War department
showed that there were 63 "aces"
men downing five or more enemy
machines in the American army
when the war ended.
First. Lt. Frank Luke, jr., of
Pheonix, Ariz., who" was killed in
action, was second in the list of
"aces," with 18 victories to his cred
it, and Maj. Victor Raoul Lufbery
of Wallingford, Conn., who was also
killed in action, was third with 17
victories. Before joining the Ameri
can army Major Lufbery was a
member of the Lafayette escadrille.
Gained Fame Early.
Capt. Eddie Rickenbacher. noted
as an auto racer in Omaha and other
cities.awent overseas as a motor car
driver for General Pershing. He
had spent a number of years here
before he branched out in the rac
ing game.
General Pershing allowed him to
go into aviation training and within
three months he was Lieutenant
Rickenbacher and "flying high."
May 31, 1918, he saved the life of i
Lieut. A. Meissner, a Brooklyn av
iator, from Hun bullets and brought
down five German planes single
handed. Tli air battle took place
east of Thiacourt, France.
Within a short time, he was pro
moted to the rank of captain in the
aviation corps.
It was given out from the War
department that Captain Ricken
bacher would assist the government
in establishing an aviation school,
independent of the army and navy
Lloyd George Premier
and Lord of Treasury
in New British' Cabinet
London, Jan. 10. The new British
cabinet will be headed bv David
Lloyd George as premier and first
lord of the treasury, according to
an official statement issued tonight.
The other members of the govern
ment include:
Lord Privy Seal and Leader of
the House of Commons Andrew
Bouar Law.
President of Hhe Council and
Leader in the House of Lords Earl
Ministers without Portfolio
George Nicoll Barns and Sir Eric
Lorn Chancellor Sir F. E. Smith.
Home Secretary Edward Shortt.
Foreign Secretary Arthur J. Bal
four. Secretary for the Colonies Vis
count Milner.
Secretary of War and of the Air
Ministry (which have been com
bined) Winston Spencer Churchill.
Secretary for India Edwin S.
First Lord of the Admiralty
Walter Hume Long.
President of the Board of Trade
Sir Albert Stanley.
Senate of California
Votes for Dry Nation
Sacramento, Cal., Jan. 10. The
senate of California voted to ratify
the national prohibition amendment
today, 25 to 14. The assembly has
not yet acted on the measure.
New Loan to Belgium.
Washington, Jan. 10. A credit of
$3,250,000 in favor of Belgium was
established today by Secretary
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By Mill (I yiar). Dally. 14.90:
Dally and Son., $5. SO: outtlda Nab.
Port of New York Paralyzed
While Boat Owners and
Workers Prepare for
Fight to Finish.
New York, Jan. 10. No hope of
an early settlement of the strike
which has paralyzed the port of
New York for two days was ap
parent tonight. Leaders of the
16,000 workers on tugs, lighters and
ferry boats declared emphatically
that they were prepared for a finish
fight. Their employers, members
of the New York Boat Owners as
sociation, were equally emphatic in
their assertion that they never
vould yield to the demand for an
eight-hour day.
The visit to the city late today
of Secretary of War Baker led to the
hope that his influence might result
in an adjustment, but the hope was
shortlived. When the secretary
left tonight for Ottawa he had given
no intimation that the War depart
ment would take a hand in the con
troversy. On the contrary, he said
tire strike had not resulted in serious
embarrassment to the department.
Returning troops were being de
barked without delay, he stated, and
there had been no interruption to
the flow of supplies to the army
over-seas. Enough navy tugs are
available for this work, Mr. Baker
Put Up to the President.
Washington, Jan. 10. Further
government action to end the strike
of marine workers which has tied
up shipping in New York harbor,
awaited Word tonight from Presi
dent Wilson in Paris.
Urgent reports on the situation
were sent to him by the Department
of Labor and the executive offices
of the White House, after govern
ment representatives in New York
had failed in efforts to compose the
differences between the boat owners
and their employes. It was said that
! the president's personal influence
with the workers was counted on to
induce a resumption of work pend
ing a settlement of the questions at
Secretary Wilson and Hugh L.
Kerwin, chief of the division of con
ciliation of the Department of Lab
or, were in close touch all day with
department representatives at the
scene of the strike. ,
Boat Owners Blamed.
, Blame for the present crisis was
placed on the boat owners l.y the
war labor board in a telegram to
Gov. Edge of New Jersey, replying
to his request that the board make
another effort to adjust matters.
Basil M. Manly, joint chairman of
the board, asserted that the marine
workers have offered to arbitrate,
but that the boat owners consistent
ly refused and had abrogated :heir
agreement thus placing themselves
in an "untenable position." '
Hope that the strike, at least so
far as it affects railroad craft, would
be ended within 48 hours was ex
pressed tonight by railroad officials
who declared that unless it was ?nd
ed within that time "drastic" action
would have to be taken to insure
the movement of food and other
supplies to New York City and over
seas. Walter D. Hines, assistant direc
tor general, was in communication
today with Director General Mc
Adoo, who was traveling through
New Mexico, enroute to California.
Wilson Signs a Bill.
Washington, Jan. 10. Notice of
the signing by President Wilson in
France of the first bill sent to the
White House by congress after the
president sailed last month was
cabled today to Secretary Tumulty.
It was the measure authorizing the
payment of transportation home of
war workers leaving the government
service. .
Hunting in Nebraska
along the Platte River is splendidly
shown in pictures in the
Sunday Bee
Rotogravure Section
and will be sought after by hundreds who have
shot from their blinds the birds that annually mi
grate south in the fall. You no doubt will rec
ognize 2. friend or two in one of the several pic
tures shown.
Phone Tyler 1000 now and have The Bee
delivered regularly by carrier to your home
Sunday, tl HO:
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Zeppelin Flies Four
Days Without Landing
in Effort to Save Huns
By Universal Service.
Special Cable Dispatch.
London, Jan. 10. Continuous
airship service between England
and America in the near future is
predicted by Maj. Gen. F. H.
Sykes, chief of the British air
service. As an instance of what
has already been accomplished, he
cited today the fact that a Zeppe
lin was four days in the air with
out landing, flying from Jamdeli,
Bulgaria, to German East Africa,
carrying 12 tons of ammunition
for the relief of a force operating
there. Upon his arrival in German
East Africa, the Zeppelin com
mander was informed that the
German force which he was to aid
had surrendered.' He thereupon
set out for home and reached his
base in perfect safety.
Crowd in Luxemburg
Demands Abdication
of the Grand Duchess
Metz, Jan. 10 (Havas) A large
crowd paraded before the grand
ducal palace in Luxemburg today,
requesting the abdication of the
grand duchess and the proclamation
of a repub1ic. A committee on pub
lic safety has been appointed and
quiet is being maintained everywhere
in Luxemburg.
The Paris Matin on January 6, re
ported that Grand Duchess Marie
Adelaide of Luxemburg had decided
to leave her country owing to the
political situation there which was
said to have become unfavorable for
her. During last November it was
reported that her abdication would
be demanded by the parliament and
the people.
The grand duchess is 24 years old
and has been the ruler of Luxemburg
since June, 1912.
Cable Company Denied
Injunction to Prevent
Seizure of Its Lines
New York, Jan. 10. The injunc
tion suit brought by the Commer
cial Cable company and the Com
mercial Pacific Cable company
against Postmaster General Burleson
to restrain him from taking over for
the government their respective ca
ble lines, was dismissed today by
Federal judge Learned Hand.
The court's decision in the mat
ter was based on the contention of
the United States district attorney
that the court was without jurisdic
tion in the case, inasmuch as the
action was undertaken by President
Wilson as an executive act for war
Bee Employes' Dance
Increase Shoe Fund
The dance given by the employes
of the Bee business office in the
Turpin academy, Twenty-eighth and
Farnam streets last night, added a
total of $125 to the Bee Shoe fund.
About 100 couples were present.
Features of the evening were
several exhibition dances by Mr.
and Mrs. Conners, singing by Miss
Agnes Britton, and a duet dance by
Mr. and Mrs. Conners accompanied
vocally by Miss Britton. Just be
fore the c'.ose the hall was darkened
a spot light thrown on the Ameri
can flag and all present joined in
singing the Star Spangled Banner.
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Troops in Argentine Directed
to Put Down Outbreaks
Regardless of Cost
in Blood.
. Buenos Aires, Jan. 10. At 11
o'clock tonight battles between
strikers and police were raging in
all parts of the city. There was a
sharp conflict in front of the post
office. If the fighting spreads in
this district it probably will be
necessary to close the cable office.
Several attempts were made to
night to capture the first district
police station, one block from the
American consulate. It is impos
sible at this time to make any
calculation of the number of cas
ualties. Buenos, Aires, Jan. 10. General
Dellepaine commander of the forces
opposing the strikers, has assumed
a military dictatorship and has tak
en over all the forces of the govern
ment. General Dellepaine's assumption
of dictatorial powers followed two
serious attempts by strikers to cap
ture police headquarters. He has
assumed the functions of the minis
ters of war, the navy and the in
terior, making himself supreme
commander. His supporters say he
is exerting all the forces at his dis
posal for, and not against, the gov
ernment. The newspapers say the strike is
the outcome of a bolshevik revolu
tionary movement by foreign agita
tors who rush through the streets
in taxicabs bearing red flags. .
Anarchist Outbreak.
There was an anarchist outbreak
today at Mar De Plata, a fashion
able bathing resort, 230 miles south
east of Buenos Aires. The anarch
ists attempted to occupy the police
station, but were repulsed when
forces were landed from the cruiser
San Martin.
Several persons were killed in
clashes between strikers and gov
ernment forces here today. Sol
diers and police were instructed to
put down outbreaks of violence re
gardless of the cost in blood. The
regional federation has ordered that
the general strike be continued in
definitely and has instructed its
members to oppose' all acts of ag
gression by the government forces.
Shoot Up Stores.
The strikers began the day by
shooting into every business house
which attempted to open, and after
the shops had closed devoted their
energies to burning privately own
ed automobiles. A cavalry patrol
this afternoon had a pitched battle
with a group of Russian who had
sacked a gun shop. Cavalry has
taken over the municipal slaughter
house to insure a'proper distribu
tion of meat. This the strikers
tried to prevent.
At 3 o'clock this afternoon the
railways 'announced that not a train
was running in the republic. The
only newspaper permitted to circu
late today was La Vanguardia, the
socialist organ, other papers being
burned by the strikers as fast ss
they appeared. Police reports in
dicate that more than 100 persons
were killed in the affrays of yester
day and last night.
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Taft to Lead Crusade
in Behalf of Plan for
a League of Nations
New York, Jan. 10, Plans for a
series of nine consecutive "con
gresses" in behalf of a league of na
tions, to be held in New York, Bos
ton, Chicago, Minneapolis, Port
land, Ore.; San Francisco, Salt Lake
City, Kansas City, Mo., and Atlanta,
Ga., beginning February S and end
ing February 28, were announced
here today by the League to En
froce Teace.
.former President Taft will
siae at each rally.
Earling Resigns as Head
of St. Paul Railroad Board
Chicago, Jan. 10. The resignation
of Robert J. Earling, chairman of
the board of directors of the Chica
go, Milwaukee and St. Paul railway,
was announced today. He built the
St. Paul line to the Pacific coast and
made it the first line to use elec
tricity in operation over the conti
nental divide. -
Mr. Earling is nearly 71 and en
tered the service of the road when
17 as a telegrapher."
It was announced that he will be
succeeded by Ransom M. Calkins,
former traffic manager of the road,
who was elected president in No
vember, but who for several month
has been out of the railroad and it
charge of shipbuilding interest d
the Pacific coast,