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SEPT 24 to OCT. 4
Wednesday, October 1
Auto Floral Parade
Thursday, October 2
Coronation Ball- r
Friday, October 3
Xon T. Knndjr show avary
afternoon and evaning.
FOR PATHOS, HUMOR AND PHILOSOPHY READ "HEART BEATS" IN THE BEE'S WOMAN'S SECTION.
BITS OF NEWS
ON A LONELY ROAD.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept. 9. May
Messmer, 25, and Norman W. Shear,
28, both of this city, were found
dead Monday on a lonely road just
north of the Buffalo city line.
Both had been shot and the authori
ties, after an investigation, an
nounced that there was no doubt
that a double murder had been
The couple were sweethearts of
several years standing. An auto
mobile in which they had started on
a trip was standing by the roadside.
The man's body was in th car,
that of Miss Messmer on the
ground. Apparently she had been
slain while making an effort to es
cape from the scene.
Discovery of the tragedy was
made by two fanners on the way to
a field to do plowing. Near the
automobile were evidences of a
struggle. The revolver usd has
not been found.
BEER AND LAMB
FAIR PRICES RAISED.
New York, Sept. 9. An increase
of 2 cents a pound in virtually all
cuts of beef and Iamb was added
in the new fair price list issued here
by Arthur Williams, federal food
administrator. No increase appeared
in the grocery list, and pork was
quoted from lA cent to 1 cent lower.
No reason was given for the in
crease in the price of beef and
lamb, but last week Mr. Williams
stated that an advance in certain
commodities was due to "certain
movements' in the market over
which we have no control."
PRICE IN CLOTHING.
Chicago, Sept. 9. Delegates to
the convention of the National- As
sociation of Retail Clothiers here
predicted a reduction in the price of
clothing in the near future.
"It has got to come," said Fred
Levy of Louisville. "Lower prices
are on the way and we fellows will
sing the loudest when the change
comes. Men can't be induced to
part from $75 or $80 for a business
suit. The principal reason for the
f (resent high prices is the cost of
WANTS "REAL STUFF" FOR
Lincoln, Sept. 9. (Special.) A
Nebraska minister, whose name and
address are withheld, has written
Govenor McKelvie that grape
juice does not suit his congregation
as a communion beverage, and he
wants to -know where he can get
some of the. "real stuff." His in
"You may think it is a great ques
tion, but I don't know where to ask.
Can you tell me where we can get
communion or altar wine? We have
tried grape juice, but that does not
aatisfy. If you know where we can
get tome, how shall we get it?"
For the information of the minis
ter Governor McKelvie has mailed
him a copy of the prohibition law,
' which permit's the sale of wine for
communion purpose to religious
organizations upon the certificates
issued by the governor.
POP BOTTLES TABOO;
UMPS NEEDN'T WORRY.
Cincinnati, Sept. 9. There won't
be much joy in the games of the
world's series here. The city coun
cil has passed an ordinance making
it a crime to throw pop bottles at
FINDS REAL FRIEND.
Paris, Sept. 9. British passport
officials here now ask holders of
American passports wishing to go
to England: . ,
"Are you interested in prohibi
tion?" , e
If the applicants reply in the af
firmative the British officials refuse
to vise the passports, according to
the Paris edition of an American
Two American prohibition agents,
unable to obtain passports direct
from America to England, came to
France expecting to obtain the nec
essary vises here,, but British offi
cials, on the lookout, who, in com
mon with all Europeans, regard pro
hibition as a mild form of insan
ity, refused to vise the papers.
These two agents, the same news
paper learns, say they will take the
matter up with Under-Secretary
Polk here, but it is understood that
Mr. Polk will take the position that,
being a member of the American
peate commission, he will have
nothing to do with State depart
ment matters for the present.
LITTLE GIRLS DREAM
OF WONDERFUL LADY.
Sioux Falls, S. D., Sept. 9. Two
little girls of this city will dream
of a wonderful lady, before whom
they placed a bouquet of American
beauties and who rewarded them
with a full and thankful kiss right
on their lips. It was just before
the president began his address
here when the two children
neither of them more than three
years of age toddled out on the
stage, carrying their tribute to Mrs.
Wilson. Their eyes were as large
and as shining as the now almost
extinct S20 uold piece. 1 hey walked
directly toward Mrs. Wilson, who
took each of them in her arms.
. Pathos and happiness were in
cluded in the president's day here.
At a little town in Iowa a woman
grasped him by the hand, started to
say something, then burst into tears
and turned away. The president
jsked a neighbor what was . the
"She came to talk to you,' he
said. "She lost a son in France, but
you see she couldn't say anything."
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15,000 Persons Hear Wilson
Recapitulate His Defense of
Peace Treaty and League
of Nations at St. Paul.
of Mine Workers Dies
in New York Hospital
LAYS LIVING COST TO
NOT RATIFYING PACT
World Looking to America to
Take Lead in Restoring All
Nations to a Sound Eco
nomic Basis, He Declares.
St. Paul, Minn., Sept. 9. (By the
Associated Press.) President Wil
son arrived at the St. Paul audi
torium at 8:33 o'clock tonight and
received a tremendous reception.
Nearly 15,000 persons arose after
the president stepped on the plat
form and sang "The Star-Spangled
Readjustment of the high cost of
living, President Wilson declared
here today, must await the re-estab-
hshment of a complete peace basis
which will put labor and capital on
In two addresses the president as
serted that the connection between
acceptance of the peace treaty and
amelioration ot living conditions
was a direct one and that the world
was looking to America to take the
lead in restoring the world to a
sound economic basis.
Mr. Wilson spoke in the morning
at a special session of the Minnesota
legislature and in the evening at a
public meeting at the St. Paul audi
torium. During the afternoon he
also addressed a meeting in Minneapolis.
Tomorrow he is to sptaic in Bis
marck, N. D.
For his night meeting here the
president found the auditorium
packed, city authorities estimating
the crowd at more than 14,000.
Mavor L. C. Hodgson, a republi
can, introduced Mr. Wilson as "a
great spiritual leader of American
democracy," whose power was writ
ten "in the hearts of his people.
Opening his speech Mr. Wilson
said there were no political consid
erations in his speech-making trip
for the treaty. It was an American
issue, he declared, and he had come
out to the people rather to "hold
counsel" than to make a fight
Despite the varied national origin
of the people of America, said the
president, a distinctly American
type had been developed and one of
the distinctions of that type was
the belief in equality as contrasted
with the class distinctions of the
Many Hyphens Left.
Adding that there were "a great
many hyphens" left in America, the
president declared a "hyphen" the
"most un-American" trait to be
found in the country.
Because of its mixed derivations,
the president asserted, America was
destined to be the mediator of the
world. It was the only nation, he
continued, "that can sympathetically
organize the world for peace." Of
the many delegations from foreign
lands who appealed to him for a
hearing in Paris, he said, all were
able to point out that they had
relatives in America.
' The league of nations, the presi
dent declared, had been misrepre
sented as a trap set to draw the
United States into war.
"We shall not be drawn into
wars," he said. "We shall be drawn
into consultations. And we shall
be the most trusted adviser. We
are the ore-destined mediators of
Emphasizing the arbitration feat
ures of the. league covenant, Mr.
Wilson repeated many of the argu
ments he had used in previous ad
dresses. "Since it had seemed to become
possible that the league would fail,"
said the president, "the old intrigues
have started off again" and "that
(Continued on Pago Two, Column Four)
Supply of Sugar
for Nebraska Is
Washington, Sept. 9. (Special.)
Within the next 10 days or two
weeks 5,300 tons of cane and beet
sugar, and 100,000 bags of beet
sugar are to be consigned for ship
ment from the west and south to
Nebraska wholesalers for retail dis
tribution, according to a telegram
received from the sugar equaliza
tion board in New York and made
public Tuesday by Senator Hitch
cock. It is thought that this will
relieve the sugar shortage , in Ne
braska. It was made known that
for about three weeks prior to Sep
tember 5 the total shipments of
sugar to Nebraska was 2.200 tons,
which is considerably below the
normal - -
New York, Sept. 9. John Mitch
ell, former president of the United
Mine Workers of America and one
of the most widely known labor
leaders in the United States, died at
5 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the
Mr. Mitchell was only 49 years
old. Although he underwent an op
eration 10 days ago for the removel
of gall stones, his condition had been
reported as satisfactory and his
death was wholly unexpected by
When Mr. Mitchell's condition
become grave last Monday, physi
cians decided that new blood might
avert the approaching crisis, and
his two sons, Robert and James, 22
and 24 years old, begged for the
opportunity to give their blood.
Robert, the younger, was accept
ed, but the patient failed to rally
Since 1915 Mr. Mitchell had been
chairman of the New York state in
dustrial commission. He also serv
ed as president of the state food
commission, chairman of the federal
food board, president of the New
York state council of farms and
markets and as a member of the
federal milk commission for the
eastern states. His home was in
Windows Smashed and Ar
ticles Stolen After "Cops"
Quit Their Jobs.
Boston, Se,pt. 9. Mob violence,
chiefly in the form of window
smashing, occurred in scattered sec
tions of this city within a few hours'
after the union members of the po
lice force went on strike Tuesday
night. The worst disturbance was
in the South Boston district but in
spection cf the stores indicated that
only a few articles had been stolen
from the show windows.
The Metropolitan park officers,
who were sent to the district, drew
their revolvers as they approached
the crowd but did not fire.
A few windows were broken in
the Dudley street police station in
the Roxbury district and in stores
in the west and south ends.
Policemen were jeered and fol
lowed by crowds, largely made up
of boys, when they left their sta
tions. Near one station boys pelt
ed the patrolmen with mud. It was
estimated that about 85 per cent of
the policemen joined in the strike.
The streets are guarded by ser
geants and higher officers of the de
partment, assisted by state police
and Metropolitan park police.
The volunteer police force which
has been recruited in the last few
days will go on duty Wednesday.
No movement had been made
toward calling out members of the
state guard for police duty. The
secretaries of both Governor Cool
idge and Mayor Peters intimated
that no such action was likely for
Pedestrian Suffers Serious
Injury From Skidding Car
Ed Hawk. 50 years old, 216
Douglas street, was knocked down
and seriously injured by an automo
bile driven by G. C. Riekman, 5012
Western avenue.at Twenty-second
and Farnam streets, at 8 o'clock last
Hawk was taken to Lister hospi
tal in the police patrol. He suf
fered internal injuries, concussion of
the brain and a fracture of the right
arm. Riekman was arrested and
booked for investigation. Later he
was released on a signed bond.
Hawk was crossing Farnam street
when Riekman, driving east on
Farnam, skidded into him. Accord
ing to the police. Riekman was driv
ing 25 miles an hour. Riekman
stopped his car and returned to the
scene of the accident.
30,000 PUPILS HAIL
OF AMERICAN FORCES
General Pershing Personally Thanks Them for Their
Patriotism During World-War, Asserting Their En
deavors Proved an Inspiration to Grownups and
Also to the Boys at the Front
M IN U.S
New York, Sept. 9. (By The As
sociated Press.) Standing before a
veritable forest of American flags
held in the hands of more than 30,-
000 school children packed into the
sheep meadow in Central park this
afternoon, General Pershing per
sonally thanked them for their pa
triotism during the war.
"The patriotism of the children of
America," he said, "has been an in
spiration not only to the grownups,
but to the boys who carried the rifle
at the front."
The children representing the
public schools of the city had wait
ed in the park for nearly three hours
to get a glimpse of the commander-in-chief.
When his car came into
view the chorus of cheers arose so
high it seemed to sweep through the
park and be echoed back by the tall
The ceremony itself was brief. It
opened with a "salute to the flag,"
led by Boy Scouts and recited by
the children. This was followed by
the singing of the national anthem,
after which General Pershing was
introduced. The commander was
visiblv affected by the greeting, as
were his two sisters, who occupied
seats on the platform and whose
eyes were wet with tears.
After gazing in silence over tie
crowd for nearly two minutes, the
Pleased at Ceremony.
"School children of the city of
New York: It gives me extreme
pleasure to be hre this afternoon
for a few moments and witness this
"It is upon you we must depend
in the future to defend the princi
ples of our forefathers, to defend
the principles . we all love so well.
1 feel sure you understand the
principles for which this war was
fought and that you join with me
in congratulating America on its
"I am sure the patriotism of the
children of America has been an
inspiration, not only to the grown
ups, but to the boys who carried
the rifle at the front. I thank you
for this great lesson in patriotism
and wish that every one who served
in Europe could see it as I have
seen it." .
After the ceremony hundreds of
children broke through the police
lines in an effort to shake the gen
eral's hand. Several were success
ful. Policemen with outstretched
hands and legs tried to stem the
tide of crowding youngsters, but
several enterprising lads crawled
through the policemen's legs and
rushed for the general's automobile.
Reception Gets Warmer.
The warmth of the general's re
ception seemed to increase as his
visit lengthens. Crowds in front of
his hotel have become so numerous
that a large detail of policemen is
needed to keep traffic moving and
to permit the official cars to pass
to and fro. It became known today
that General Pershing is being
swamped with invitations to visit
cities all over the country, but thus
far Philadelphia and Washington
are the only places that he has def
initely decided to visit in the east.
The general leaves for Washington
Friday morning, stopping in Phila
delphia for a few hours as the guest
of that city. He will parade with
the First division in Washington.
After the exercises in the sheep
meadow the general was presented
with an American flag by a school
girl. As he received the gift he
bowed gracefully and pressed the
national colors to his lips.
A delegation of 25 Alsace-Lor-rainers
led by. Maurice Casenave,
minister plenipotentiary for trance,
(Continued on Page Two, Column Five)
Cardinal Mercier, Gallant
Churchman Who Defied
German Hosts in Late War,
Welcomed on Landing.
"THANK YOU" MESSAGE
TO AMERICAN PEOPLE
PEACE TREATY TO
SENATE TODAY IN
Senator Hitchcock Plans to
Present Minority Report
Within Few Days.
Washington. Sept. 9 The Ger
man peace treaty, six months in the
making, will be returned to the sen
ate Wednesday by the foreign rela
tions committee along with a ma
jority report containing amendments
to the treaty and reservations to the
league of nations covenant.
The treaty will go back to the
senate exactly two months to the
day from the date it was laid before
the body by President Wilson.
Senator Hitchcock of Nebraska,
ranking democratic member of the
committee, will present a minority
report within the next two days,
and general debate will begin Mon
day to continue almost without in
terruption until final action is
Pending this move, which will
hasten final consideration , by the
senate of the whole question of
peace with Germany, advocates and
opponents of the league generally
rested today in anticipation of the
big battle to begin next week.
There were several informal con
ferences at which members en
deavored to reach a compromise
over the form of reservations and
Senator Spencer, republican, Mis
souri, speaking against the league,
declared he would be forced to vote
to reject the treaty as it now stands.
Senators Johnson, California;
Borah, Idaho, and McCormick, Illi
nois all republican opponents of the
league, left here today for Chicago
on tne trail of the president to
speak against it.
No Concrete Evidence
of Organized Effort
to Cause Intervention
Washington, Sept 9. Concrete
evidence of the existence of any
organized effort to bring about
armed intervention in Mexico still
was lacking when the senate foreign
relations subcommittee investigat
ing the Mexican situation finished
the second day of its hearing.
Dr. Samuel G. Inrnan, secretary
of the committee on co-operation in
Latin-America and associated with
the League of Free Nations associa
tion, was again bofore the commit
tee for cross-examination the entire
day. His charges that he had been
threatened with personal attack and
libel suit because of his activities
in developing the anti-intervention
spirit and his admission that he did
not possess the facts to prove as
sertions made Monday as to the
stability of the Carranza govern
ment were outstanding features of
AN ARMED TRUCE
OF FOUR STRIKERS
Fifty Others Suffer Casual
ties in Fight at Steel
Hammond, Ind., Sept. 9. An
armed truce prevailed Tuesday
night at the plant of the Standard
Steel Car company, where four
strikers were killed, one was prob
ably fatally wounded and about 50
others were wounded in a fight be
tween 1,000 strike sympathizers and
40 policemen and special guards.
The fighting was the result of
efforts of strikers to prevent more
than 200 men who had returned to
work from entering the plant. The
police and guards asserted they
were fired on and assailed by strik
ers when an attempt was made to
arrest the leaders of the strikers'
forces, seven of whom were after
ward placed in jail.
Similar trouble was feared when
the returned porkers should leave
the plant at night but the losses in
the morning apparently cooled the
combatants temporarily. Only a
few small groups were in evidence
and no violence was attempted.
Although there was said to be no
intention of recalling state troops
who for several weeks until recent
ly, policed the car plant, Mayor
Daniel Brown held a long distance
telephone conversation with Gover
nor Goodrich at Indianapolis. The
mayor said the governor commend
ed the police for their prompt ac
tion this morning.
All of the dead and many of the
wounded were of foreign birth or
descent and the seven men arrested
Foch Will Be Guest of
Minneapolis November 11
St. Paul, Sept. 9. Marshal Ferdi
nand Foch, commander-in-chief of
the allied armies, will visit the na
tional convention of the American
Legion in Minneapolis November 11,
according to word received at state
headquarters of the legion from the
French ambassador at Washington.
Says Wilson Originated
Idea of Mine Barrage
Portland, Ore., Sept. 9. President
Wilson was quoted by Secretary, of
the Navy Daniels here as being
responsible for advancing the idea
which resulted in the mine barrage
being placed in the North sea dur
ing the war with Germany.
Compromise in Strike.
Paris, Sept. 9. A compromise
was reached in the dispute between
theatrical managers and actors,
which has resulted in the closing
of most of the amusement places
in Paris. It was announced that
the theaters, music halls and mov
ing picture houses would re-open
Features of His Heavily Lined
Face Reveal Only Gentleness
and Kindliness Despite' His
New York, Sept. 9. (By the As
sociated " Press.) Cardinal Mercier,
Belgium's gallant churchman, ar
rived here today, bringing to Amer
ica the thanks of the little country
in whose tragic history he has played
so heroic a part. As the venerable
prelate stepped for the first time
on American soil he was asked for
a message to the American people.
"I can only say, 'Thank you,'" he
replied, his voice quivering with
emotion. "What else is there for
me to say?"
Cardinal Mercier speaks excellent
English, with a soft, musical accent.
There is little in the outward form
of the man who has played so strik
ing a part on the world's stage to
tell of the devoted priest who de
fied the German invader in the most
insolent moment of his ,brutal tri
umph and sternly bade him heed the
law of God if he cared nothing for
the laws of men. Thin, almost to
the ooint of emaciation his tall form
bent under the tremendous burden
he bore for four terrible years, the
features of his heavily lined face
seem to reveal nothing but gentle
ness and kindliness. "But the deep
set brown eyes look out from un
der the strongly marked eyebrows
with a clear, calm and penetrating
gaze which tell much of the uncon
querable spirit of the man.
Bows Again and Again.
Daylight was fading when the
United States army transport
Northern Pacific steamed slowly to
its pier in Hoboken. Long before
it doc!:ed the watchers on the wharf
had caught sight of the tall, black
figure standing on the bridge gaz
ing at the shores of the country
which had meant so much to his na
tive land in her hour of deepest need.
A great cheer went up and the car
dinal doffed his tri-cornered beaver
hat and bowed again and again in
As the transport was warped to
its moorings the cardinal left his
post on the bridge and moved down
to the lower deck, where hundreds
of returning soldiers were roaring
their joy over their homecoming.
The soldiers fell back quickly and
left a space at the rail, where the
cardinal stood until the ship had
As soon as the gangway had been
run up Mayor Hylan and the offi
cial welcoming committee, Arch
bishop Hayes and a number of other
church dignitaries boarded the
transport and officially welcomed
the guest of the city and nation. The
cardinal was then taken across the
river and thence by automobile to
Archbishop Hayes' residence.
The transport had been welcomed
to her dock by the band of the em
barkation department playing "Hail,
Haill the Gang's All Here." and kin
As the cardinal stepped onto the
(Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Havana, Sept. 9. Cyclonic winds
are sweeping in from the gulf, driv
mountainous waves over the sea
wall, which are flooding adjoining
sections of the city at some places
to a distance of six blocks.
Many families are fleeing from
their homes with the assistance of
firemen and police. No fatalities
have been reported.
Two Missing Girls Found;
Man Charged With Abduction
Caroline Herbeck, IS years old,
4927 South Nineteenth street, and
Mary Merz, 14 years old, Twentieth
and Madison avenue, who disap
peared from their homes Sunday,
were found yesterday afternoon by
relatives in a room at 1618 Cali
According to Mrs. Anton Her
beck, mother of Caroline, the girls
were abducted Sunday by Carl
Chamis, 1618 California street, and
kept in his home forcibly until they
were rescued yesterday. The g:rls
refuse to discuss the affair even
with their relatives.
Mrs. Herbeck ' appeared at Cen
tral station last night and asked
:he arrest of Chamis. She ayc
she will swear out a warrant for his
arrest today, ,
Man Who Defied
Beasts of Berlin
Guest of America
gl . II
ANNUAL TAG BAY
OF NURSES WILL
8E HELD TODAY
Mrs.. T. L. Davis and Staff
of 800 Volunteers to
, Start Out Early This
Get your money ready early this
morning for the sixth annual tag
day of the Visiting Nurse associa
tion of Omaha. ' . ' .'
Mrs. T. L. Davis, chairman of .the
general committee, announced that
her staff of 800 volunteers will start
out early this morning with the de
termination of obtaining $15,000 be
This small army of workers will
be distributed through Omaha, in
cluding Horence, Benson, Dundee
and South Side.
Will Cover City.
Assisting Mrs. Davis on the gen
eral committee are Mrs. W. E.
Rhoades, Mrs. W. J. Hynes, Miss
Clara Thomas and Mrs. W. B. Rob
- Every motion picture theater in
the city will be visited tonight.
Miss Florence McCabe, superin
tendent of the association, yester
day explained that the work of the
nurses has been keeping pace with
Need More Nurses. .
"We need more nurses and we
should establish more branches,"
said Miss McCabe. "Our infant wel
fare and tuberculosis work have
been successful and our field in that
direction has been widening. We
wish to make it possible for the
visiting nurses to care for cases
where the teeth of children of pre
school age need attention, and also
the teeth of adults who are not
able to pay for regular dental serv
ice. We now have a staff of 14
graduate nurses and two student
The tag day this year of the visit
ing nurses will start off under aus
picious conditions, and members of
the general committee feel sanguine
that they will attain their objective.
"Our Country First"
t i r ri
Laoor Dureau nan
Chicago, Sept. 9. Declaring dis
approval of the establishment of any
department under the league of na
tions in the interest of any special
class of citizens, delegates to the
"Our Country First" conference,
composed of business and farming
interests from all sections of the
country, went on record against
section 20 of the league, establish
ing an international bureau of labor
and to part 13 of the treaty of
peace, enunciating some of the pur
More Money, Shorter Hours,
Will Be Miners' Demands
Cleveland, Sept. 9. Demands for
wage increases and shorter hours
and strong insistence that these
claims must be forced through to a
successful issue dominated the de
liberations of the opening session
of the convention of the United
Mine Workers of America here.
More than 2,000 delegates applaud
ed the declarations of Acting Presi
dent John L. Lewis that with the
war practically over the miners
could' no longer be bound by wage
agreements concluded for the pe
riod of hostilities.
No dissent was heard when Presi
dent Lewis denounced the I. V. W.,
the One Big Union and similar
movements as based upon "fantasti
cal ideas of misguided enthusiasts
and mercenary enemies of the trade
Various Anti-Carranza Revo
lutionary Factions Want
Financial Aid in Proposed
Overthrow of the President.
PROMISE TO ESTABLISH f
Appeal Which Pledges "Re
construction and Restora
tion" in Southern Republic
Presented at White House,
Washington, Sept. 9. (By The
Associated Press.) An appeal for '
formal, recognition by the United
States of the belligerency of the
various anti-Carranza revolutionary
factions in Mexico and for financial
aid in the proposed overthrow of i
Carranza and the setting up of a
provisional coalition government
was presented at the White House
The appeal, which pledges "recon- '
struction and restoration to national
health" of chaotic Mexico, bears the -,
seals of Gilarrado Magara, com
mander of the "reorganizing army";
Guillermo Meixueiro, commander of
the "defensive forces of the free
and sovereign state of Oaxaca";
Felipe Angeles and Francisco Villa,
commanders of the "convention
forces," and Manuel Pelaez, com- '
mander of the constitution of 1857
revolutionary army." x
Charging President Carranza with
having constituted himself, "irre- .
sponsible dictator of Mexico," with
having by his "illegal and despotic
confiscation of foreign-owned prop- '
erties and the murder of many hun
dreds of foreign citizens," brought
about imminence of American inter-,
veution; with having aligned him
self first with radicalism and later
with the German cause against the .
allies, and with having made Mex
ico "prey of the most cruel and bru
tal tyranny our country has had to ;
endure in all the past century of its
efforts toward freedom," the ap
peal proposes a conference of all
the revolutionary factions with
representatives of the United States
for the purpose of formulating a.
program for "reconstruction and ...
restoration of Mexico."
Truth Coming to Light
"Today the trtith is coming to!
light," .ys the appeal "and today,
Venustiano Carranza, your enemy.
as he and his circle of officials are
ours, is threatening to draw upon
us the natural result of his and'
their crimes. .
"We are about to be made to
suffer for the crimes of those who '
have murdered our fellows; we all.
Mexicans are being cried against
for the deeds of our oppressors:
Mexico is about to be called, nnd
treated as the enemy of your great1
democracy on account of the deeds
we have row for five years resisted
without blood committed by those
few evil men who, by their en
trenched position have been enabled
to do all these things.
"Carranza and the entire circle of."
his supporters, without one single
exception have betrayed you and '
your placed trust and hopes as he
betrayed us and the support given
him at that time.
"We are fighting for our liberties
and our homes; the war in Mexico
will never cease until that fight is
gained; it cannot cease.
"We ask that recognition which is -the
bounden right of all who fight
for their homes, their liberties and
their laws. We ask that we may be '
heard; that we may have a standing
from which to speak and plead the
cause of oppressed Mexico and our
"Toward this end we, the signers
hereto, for ourselves and, all those
we represent and those who have
entrusted to us their defense, pledge
to you here by our united co-opera- 1
tion in the protection of life and
property throughout the territory tf
the Mexican federation; we pledge
ourselves to unite in the formation
of a provisional administration upon
a coalition basis of the liberal ele
ments, those elements that seek true
democracy and the welfare of the
nation, to its very lowest and hum
blest citizens, instead of personal -
power and authority or personal ag
grandizement." Bronze Medals for -
All Discharged U. S.
Washington. Sept. 9 Bronze
medals for all discharged sailors, . "
soldiers and marines to be known a
"Victory Medals" are proposed in a
resolution introduced by Representa
tive Pell, republican, New York.
The senate already has passed a
bill recommended bv Secretary
Baker for the issue of merit badges
for efficient service. ,
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