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THE BEE: OMAHA. MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 1920.
1), S, SLACKERS
IN MEXICO ARE
Government Agents Claim to
Have Evidence That Car
ranza Is Egging On ,
(ConMnued From Pe On.)
as actively engaged in furthering the
cause of radicalism.
Following is an "appeal" recently
published in Mexico by the com
munist party and which will be sub
mitted to the committee:
'The communist party of Mexico
appeals to the communist and left
wing socialist parties of the world.
Trying to Start War.
"The worst bandits in the world
the. bandits of internationalism
have been trying for many months
to start war between the United
States and Mexico.
"These bandits, these brigands,
these criminals, arc outlaws unde
serving of any human consideration.
"-They have armies and navies; can
non, trains, horses, gold unlimited.
They own and control governments,
kings, presidents, congresses,
churches and colleges. They would
have thousands or tens of thousands
slaughtered so that they can own
Mexico and her riches, crush he
tendencies toward bolshevism here,
wipe out the taxes on their oil, and
their mines, and punish the Mexican
people for refusing to participate in
the late war. The scattered and oc
casional bandit tribes in the isolated
mountain and desert parts of Mex
ico, now and then rob somebody and
in rare instances, commit murder,
btif their crimes much as we de
plore them do not cause one mil
lionth part of the sufferine that an-
other war would cause.
' "It has been proved that most of
these bandits are either supported
by foreign financial interests who
want "banditry' as an excuse for in
tervention in Mexico, or else by
their guns from other forefgn in
terests that are willing to share in
profitsout of the atrocities of thugs
"The Mexican proletariat has nn
problens that the Mexican1 prole
tariat cannot solve. Alcne and un
aided it overthrew the mndern Morn !
, Porfirio Diaz, and wrote a liberal
constitution. Alone and unmolested,
by alien armies it can rise above the V
imncHimin l.f, u.. tnn . r
' years 01
bondage and into the full enjoyment
of economic liberty.
"We appeal to you, our comrades
in other lands, to help prevent this
crime that the imperialistic Calisru
las and Herods of the world seek to
"Prevent a declaration cf war if
you can. If you cannot prevent the
declaration, prevent the consumma
tion. Refuse to fight Get others to
do the same, Without workers to do
the masters' vile bidding, without
soldiers to obey the brutal orders,
there can be no war. Act now. Agi
tate, write, speak, publish and strike.
Communicate with us as to ways
and means, ibigned)
"Communist Party of Mexico,
, "Mexico City."
Another article captioned. The
Negro and War With Mexico," is
an appeal to the negroes of the
United States to revolt against the
government at Washington. Among
other things it states that the Amer
ican negroes, constituting the most
miserable and oppressed elements
of the American proletariat, have
racial relations as well as economic
ones, for immediate preparedness
not for further military service, but
to prevent it. ihey are not unaware
"The negro has had a sleeping
sickness of many centuries, induced
first by the vitiating tendencies of
chattel slavery, but mlde even worse
under the wage slavery tha; followed
emancipation. The negro is not
sleeping. He will fight no more wars
for his tormentors and tyrants."
"American capitaliSm is afraid of
bolshevism in Mexico. .That is why
it wants intervention," runs another
article published in Mexico City.
Fertile Soil for Sovietism. ,
"Mexico is fertile soil for soviet
seeds to be sown in. A capitalist
knows this and intends to take no
chances. Left to themselves, these
'barbarious' Mexican peons just com
ing into a dim kind of class con
sciousness may communize all in
dustries, land and wealth. . Under
a protectorate of Wall street and
Wall street's government, in Wash-
ingion, tnere win oe no sucn aim
culties. If the Mexicans get any
such crazy notions in their heads a
few regiments of soldiers and a
judicious use of machine guns will
eliminate the said notions in short
order. It is obvious that such a
country must be annexed and its
people looked after by American
guardians. American capitalists
would use some other excuse if there
were no oil tax, at al It wants to
get control of Mexico before the
second Russia, appears right under
Wall street's very nose. Any kind
of a reason will do, but there must
be intervention before the, various
radical tendencies in Mexico which
have been permitted pretty free
reign under Carranza began to as
sume too definite form."
WAVE OF CRIME
Robbery, Burglaries, Holdups
and Assault Are Re
ported to Po- .
WHEN YOU WANT ,
THINGS TO BE
SUPERFINE ALL WAYS
SOLD IN THE BEST STORES
A daylight robbery, two burglar
ies, an alleged assault and two hold
ups were reported to police Sat
urday and Sunday.
Harry Anderson, 1915 California
street is charged with assault and
battery against his housekeeper,
Miss Dora Darnell. Anderson was
arrested upon complaint of his
housekeeper who came to the police
station Saturday suffering with a
deep cut over the right eye, which
she said was inflicted when Ander
son attempted to take $4 from her.
Miss Emma Veivoda, 1708 south
First street, chased a pick-pocket to
a waiting automobtie at, Sixteenth
and Douglas streets, in which the
thief escaped, Saturday atternoon
after he had snatched a purse, con
taining $10.85, out of her hands, she
told police. Ihe thett occurred in
a 10-cent store near Sixteenth and
Douglas streets, she said.
Burglars entered the home ot M.
Olafson, 2713 Cuming street Satur
day night and stole a cornet, type
writer and an overcoat, a police re
port states. The thief gained en
trance by "picking" a lock on the
A set of silver spoons and $8 com
prised the loot taken Saturday
night bv burglars out of the home
of Walter Chingren, 3036 1-2 South
Eighteenth street, according to a
report to police. The burglary took
place Saturday night.
A lone highwavmen held up and
robbed J. W. Young, 614 South
Eighteenth street, in front of his
home late Saturday night. The
highwayman obtained $10 from his
Leroy Wesner, State hotel, Four
teenth and Douglas streets, was a
victim of two highwaymen on Thir
teenth street between Farnam and
Harney early Sunday morning, a
police report states. He lost
$15.50, a ring and a watch to the
Brief City News
Have Root Print It Btacon Preas
Library A Silk Shade Lamps. 25 pet
redu'n. Burgess-Granden Co. Adv.
low den for President Buttons
and literature may be obtained at
838 First National Bank building.
John N. Baldwin, Sec'y Lowdan Club.
Dr. Lee W. Edward, Chiropractor,
has moved his office diagonally
across the street from his old loca
tion, and la now to be found at S0
8. Twenty-fourth street the south
west corner of Twenty-fourth and
Farnam atreeta in the Ottawa
Held As Fugitives Earl Henry
and May Britt were arrested at 1138
North Seventeenth street by detec
tives yesterday afternoon upon
charges of being fugitives from jus
tice. They were turned over to
Sheriff Miller of Lincoln at once and
taken back to that city to face
charges of being Implicated in the
theft of an automobile.'
Auto Tires Stolen Jim Williams,
Twenty-fifth and Indiana streets,
negro employed at the David White
garage, 723 South Twenty-seventh
street, was arrested last night for
alleged implication in the theft of
more than 500 worth of automobile
tires. Williams is held upon an In
vestigation charge, pending a search
for the recovery of the stolen property.
Caddock and Stetcher Will
Meet in New York, January 30
New TYork, Jan. 11. Earl Cad
dock, Iowa, world's wrestling cham
pion, and Joe Stecher of Dodge,
Neb., claimant of the title, will meet
at Madison Square Garden January
30, it was announced here. Caddock,
in his message of acceptance, made
it conditional that Stecher should
not be advertised as the title holder.
Minister Likes West Best.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 11. The
Rev. James Whitcomb Brougher,
pastor of the Temple Baptist church
here, and nationally known, has
definitely declined an offer of the
pastorate of the First Baptist church
of Syracuse, N. Y.
New Bill Is the Most
Harsh Yet Drafted
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symbol, picture, or caricature with
the purpose of resisting or destroy
ing the government of the United
States or the governments of the
several states, the distribution, writ
ing, printing, publishing or trans
porting of seditious matter, the im
portation or transportation be
tween states of seditious matter."
Measures to combat seditious or
ganizations also are included. All
such organizations teaching the use
of force against the government are
declared to be unlawful and per
sons would be 'prohibited from en
gaging in their activities, contribut
ing money to them, or even renting
them property in which to carry on
their work. The "giving, loan
ing or promising of anything of
value," to such organizations is de
clared to constitute affiliation with
Could Deport Aliens.
Aliens convicted under the act
would be deported after serving
their sentences and prohibited to
return to the country apd persons
who have declared their intention
to become citizens but who have
been naturalized would become in
eligible to citizenship.
Conviction of citizens under all
sections except that providing the
death penalty would carry impris
onment for not more than 20 years,
or a fine of not more than $20,000
or both, and, in addition the con
victed person would be debarred
from ever holding office or trust in
the United States.
A Powerful end Inspiring Speaker
In a Series of
Special Meeting Every Nifht ex
. cept Saturday, at
Twenty-fourth and Dodge Sti.,
, JANUARY 11-25
Topics for first four meetingst
Sabbath Morning, 11 A. M. "Why
Sabbath Evening, 7:45 P. M. The
Sign of Power and Wisdom."
Monday Evening, 7:45 P. M.
Wisdom Calls Men."
Tuesday Evening, 7:45 P. M
"Who Shall Be King 7"
Wednesday Evening, 7:45 P. M.
"Give God A Chance."
SPECIAL MUSIC BY .
mEvery Voter Should Hear
f . J. ffif AN
Women Specially Invited
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Coffroth Is Anxious to
Find Where He Stands
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 11. Admit
ting that he was still in the dark re
garding the exact plans for Georges
Carpentier and his manager, M. Des
champs, James W. Coffroth, pro
moter, sent a cablegram to Charles
Harvey, his representative in ton
don, to get details.
All News to Kearns.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 11. Jack
Kearns, manager of Jack Dempsey,
said tonight the announcement made
last night at Bordeaux, France, by
M. Deschamps, manager of Georges
Carpentier, that Dempsey and Car
pentier would meet for the cham
pionship of the world on September
6 (Labor day) in New Jersey was
"all news" to him.
Dog Answers Doorbell
Where Master Is Deaf
London, Jan. 11. There is one
dog in London which, were its duties
known, wc should all join in voting
an extra ration, t It is fie care of an
entire household. All the human
members of the family are deaf and
The dog answers the door. That
is to say, when it hears a knock or
a ring, it conveys the information to
its betters by barks, which are de
tected by the opening and shutting
of its mouth, by wagging its tail, and
in the last resort by gently pawing
its master or mistress and running
toward front or back door.
Young Knights of Zion
Want Basket Ball Games
The Young Knights of Zion bas
ket ball team will open the 1920 sea
-son January 20, when they meet the
California street Stars at the Armv
and Navy club. Ihe Zionists have
started their practice and expect to
capture the city honors. " Manager
Hen Kubby, of the Zionists, wishes
to book games with any city or out
ot town quintets. Address all let
ters for games to Ben Kubby, 513
North Twenty-first street, or call
Douglas 8039. -
Clemenceau's Silk Hat
, Sets Parisians Agog
Paris, Jan. 10. Premier Clemen
ceaus adoption of the silk hat is
the sole topic of conversation in
diplomatic and political circles, as it
is interpreted as confirmation of his
willingness to accent the presidency.
The "Tiger" thus conforms with
the sartorial traditions imposed upon
iimiws tmci magistrate, in re
cent years he has scornfully avoided
tne silk hat as superfluous no
Otto Walker Said to Have
Made New World's Record
Los Angeles, Jan. 11. A SO-mile
"national champicmship motorcycle
race at Ascot speedway here was
won in 37 minutes 473-4 seconds
by Otto Walker; Fred Ludlow wa
second, and Albert Burns third.
Walker was said to have made a
world s record.
Start Hearings of 16 Reds
Arrested in Des Moines
Des Moines. Ta Tan. ID fc.n.,.;-i
Telearram.S Hearings whirh nmk-
ably will last three or four days,
started in leaerai court here agiinst
16 alleged members of the commun
ist nartv arrested her tat
If f found guilty they probably wili
WAGE FIGHT IN
ST. PAUL COURT
Writ of Habeas Corpus Filed
After Governor of Minne- '
sota Signs Extradi-'
tion Papers. ,
The extradition of George Finn,
alias Thomas McKay, and broth
er, Mike Finn, from St. Paul, Minn.",
to Omaha to face a charge ot rob
bery for their alleged complicity in
the holdup of the Farmers and
Merchants bank at Benson on De
cember 31, will depend upon the
result of habeas corpus proceedings
for the release of the Finn brothers
to be held in district court at St.
Paul at 9 Tuesday morning.
Just IS minutes before Chief of
Police Eberstein of Omaha and his
party of witnesses against the Finn
brothers were to take a train out
of St. Paul, Saturday afternoon
with their prisoners, Patrick J.
Ryan, attorney for the Finn broth
ers, obtained a write of habeas cor
pus for their release, according to
Detectives Pete Hagerman and Fe
lix Dolan, members of the party to
St. Paul who arrived home Sunday
morning with the five victims of
the holdup; E. E. Knight, Bert Mor
ten, Mrs. Nita Helming, Alford
Lang and W, S. Hinr.
Chief of Police Eberstein remained,
in St Paul to present his evidence
against the Finn brothers at the
hearing Tuesday morning.
The chief has obtained the serv
ices of Richard O'Brien, county at
torney at St. Paul, in a final attempt
to effect the extradition of the Finn
brothers to Omaha, the detectives
Governor Burnquist of Minnesota
signed the extradition papers at 12:30
Friday afternoon, the detectives said,
and an hour later next day the at
torney for the Finn brothers lrad a
writ of habeas corpus instituted for
their release. According to law, the
prisoners had to remain in the state
24 hours after the signing of their
World's Largest Sale of
Chicago, Jan. 11. The world's
largest sale of commercial airplanes
was made at the Aeronautical show.
Four hundred and forty "ships"
have been sold by one company to
B. L. Brookins of Tulsa, Okla., for
$2,500,000. The. order includes 200
plane. of the Oriole and Seagull
types, three-seated land machines
and flyinj boats, acd 247 J. N.-D's
.the training plane type.
George M. Browns, director of
yi e eero show, estimated the total
saies cf the week at 1,700 planes.
New Zealand Stays Wet:
License System Continues
Wellington. N..'2L Tan. 11. By
reason of the failure of the prohibi
tionists to. obtain a majority of the'
votes in the recent no license ref
erendum, New Zealand will remain
wet and the present license system
The official votevmade public' to
day showed that for continuance of
the licensing system 240,998 votes
were cast, for state purchase and
control of liquors, 32,148 and for pro
1 In Burning of Shrine
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. 11. Shrine
auditorium, in recent years the prin
cipal convention hall here, ;was de
stroyed by tire Sunday. Jt was the
property cf Al Malaikah temple,
Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. The
property loss was estimated at $150,
000. The police and fire department,
as well as members of the shrine,
stated they suspected incendiarism.
Russia's War Losses.
Warsaw, Jan. 11. Russia's war
losses in killed and wounded ag
gregated 35,000,000, according to
statistics of Kolchak government.
BY MUCH WORK
FOR THE WEEK
New Legislation Embraces
Wide Array of Subjects
Fight in Senate. -
Washington, Jan! ll.-New legis
lation embracing a wide array of
subjects will engage the attention ef
congress this week. Nearly a score
of committees will hold meetings,
while in the senate the waterpower
development bill has the right of
way, beginning Monday, and the
house will take up the postoffice ap
propriation bill. The deficiency,
diplomatic and navy pay increase
measures are to follow the postoffice
bill in the house.
One of the outstanding events of
the week in the senate will be the
caucus Thursday of democratic sen
ators to elect a minority leader to
succeed the late Senator .Martin of
Virginia. A close race between Sen
ator Hitchcock of Nebraska, admin
istration leader in the treaty contro
versy, and Senator Underwood of
Alabama is in prospect.
Consideration of Secretary Glass'
request for $150,000,000 additional
credit loans for European food re
lief will be started Monday by the
house ways and means committee,
which will hear Herbert Hoover on
the food situation abroad.
Radical Probe Begins.
rians for its investigation of Rus
sian radical propaganda will be made
by the senate foreign relations sub
committee. Army legislation will be consid
ered by both senate and house mil
itary committees, the former taking
up the subcommittee bill proposing
an army of 275,000 men and univer
sal military training. The house
committee is understood to be about
evenly divided on the question of re
porting ax bill including the mili
tary training provision.
ihe anti-sedittou bill passed by
the senate will be transmitted to
Meat Industry Proposal.
Proposals of Senator Kenyon, re-
publican, Iowa and Kendrick, dem
ocrat, Wyoming, for federal regu
lation of the meat industry will be
taken up at an executive session
of the senate agriculture commit
tee with prospects of early report
of a modifying bill dealing with the
meat packers, stock yards and
Procedure in the investigation of
navy war decorations will be out
lined tomorrow hv the senzt nav
al subcommittee headed by Senator
naie, republican, Maine.
Hearines exnected tn lact
week on the proposed budget sys
tem will be started by the senate
Further witnesses an in mnur
before counsel of the senate fni-inm
relations subcommittee conducting
tne investigation of Mexican af-,
Converting Boise Barracks
Into a Military Hospital
Boise, Idaho. Jan 11. Dr. H. L,
Wells of the United States public
he ami service is in Boise charged
with at once converting the old
Boise barracks into a military hos
pital. The barracks, which for more
than 50 years was an army cavalry
post, ws abandoned in 1912. Dr.
Wells savs that the hospital will be
equipped to care for 200 patients
before midsummer and that a.Iarge
medical and nursing staff wfll be
stationed here. The first patients
will be received in about six weeks.
Douglas, Ariz., Jan. 11. Lieut
Bruce Struthers was instantly killed
and Lieut. J. Evans severely ' in
jured when an airplane in which
they were attempting to make a
forced landing suddenly crashed to
the ground between Silver Creek
and Bernardino. They are members
of flight B, 12th aero squadron.
Struthers was piloting the machine
and Evans was acting as observer.
most every opera-ooer
After listening to the exquisite strains of ah
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play tany music "you wish to hear. New Victor
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