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. KINO OF THE HOBOES
. TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT.
New York. Jan. 12. This being;
, the open season for monarrhs, Jeff
Davis, king-of the hoboes, has de
cided to abdicate and lay down his
crown. ""Jeff has decided to become
, president of the United States.
"The boys are off that kin stuff
like a flea off a cast iron dog," said
Jeff. "So I'm going to hock the
crown for 'common people' hat like
Bryan wears and run for president
as candidate of the international
nation of itinerant workers the'
hoboes' union. .
"I carry half a million votes on
my ip. The hoboes and ex-hoboes'
are all mine, and that's enough to
get my name efn the ballot by peti
tion. "And I'll take the liquor vote, too,
because, buddy, my platform is so
wet it looks like a tank, and you
have to have rubber boots. to read
Jeff has his cabinet all picked out.
It indludes General Coxey of' Cox -
ey's army as secretary of war.
MOTION PICTURE MEN
FAIL TO "GET" WILSON.
Washington, Jan. 12. Attempts
of enterprising motion picture cam
, era men to obtain photographs of
President Wilson by . using the
method which resulted in pictures
of William Hohenzollern, former
emperor, in his garden at Ameron
' gen, reaching the world were frus
trated by White House secret serv
The camera men concealed them-
selves in a wagonload of hay which
was driven slowly by the White
House while the president was on
the lawn in his wheel "Chair. After
the photographer's, had convinced
the officers they had not had time
to make pictures they were al
lowed to go.
FIND GOOD WHISKY
CONCEALED IN LUMBER.
Perth, Amboy, Jan. 12. Between
5,000 and 6,000 cases of Canadian
Club whisky concealed in lumber
and seized by revenue agents was
shipped to the New York customs
house. The "lumber" was con
signed to "George W. Jackson Lum
" ber Co." but there is no company
of that name here.
PATTI FAILS Te-WILL
London, Jan. 12, The last will
and testament of Adelina Patti, the
famous singer who died recently,
reveals that she failed to bequeath
her throat to a London hospital as
she had promised years ago. She
stated at that time that she would
be pleased to allow surgeons to
of her vocal organs for the benefit
examine the' wonderful structure
. LOCK OF NAPOLEON'S
HAIR BRINGS $100.
London, Tan. 12. A single lock of
hair from the head of Napoleon real
ized $100 at a sale of Sotheby's the
other day. The curl was presented
by the little Corsican's val?t to
... Capt. Henry Hollingsworth captain
ol the 20th regiment, which, was on
guard at St. Helena at the time of
' the emperor's death.
" A lock from the head of Nelson,
Britain's famous admiral, was sold
- for $95,. but a button from the ad
miral's epaulet was thrown m in an
effort to make the price even with
- that paid for the Nepoleonic relic.
Despite the earnest entreaties of the
auctioneer, however, the Nelson
curios went for $5 less than the
hair of the French emperor.
RACE SUICIDE MADE
COMPULSORY IN DENVER. t
Denver, Jan. 12. Race sujeide is
' compulsory in some parts of Deji-
VeChildren are barred from more
than 30 apartment houses in the
"fashionable capital hill district
alone, according to incomplete re
turns from census enumerators who
have been counting noses for Uncle
Sam in the decennial population
Dogs ana eats are welcome ana
many other pets flourish in the
' apartment houses, but children are
Tenants who have the misfortune
to bring another soul into the
world, must find living quarters
somewhere else. The apartment
j owners don't care where, but they
S insist that no children shall be
reared in property they control.
MAKE HAIR STAND. SAYS
MINISTER OF SOCIALISTS.
Chicago, Jan. 12. America has
been asleep to the strides made by
the socialists in North Dakota, dur
ing the last eight years, according
to Dr. E. Lee Howard, president
of Fargo College, Fargo, N. D.,
who addressed a meeting of Con
'Eight years ago the Nonparti
san league was formed and cap
tured every political organization
in the state," he continued. "In
reality they are a group of social
' ists, whose principles, if known,
' would make vour hair stand on end.
1 "At the last meeting of the legis
lature a law was passed making it
possible for the governor to ap
point a committee that could go
, through the records of any organ
" lization or society in the state to
look for evidence on which to
prosecute them for opposing the
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Failure of Cartridge to Ex
plode Saves Captain Madseri
While Disarming Alleged
South Side Forger in Bank.
ATTEMPT TO END OWN
LIFE BY CLERK FAILED
"THE SPORTING PARSON"
"CALLED" TO AMERICA. v
London, Jan. 12. Rev. Everard
Digby, known as -"the sporting par
1 son" who is vicar at St. Agatha's
church, Finsbury, told the Associ
ated Press he had an offer to go
to the Church of Ascension in
Brooklyn, N. Y., and that he also
had' been offered a 'living" in Ros
lyn, L. I. 'He said he had not ac
cepted either offer, but that he re
garded the American field favor
ably. Rev. Digby came into prominence
in 1914 when . heofficiated as mas
ter of ceremonies of the, fight at
Olympia between Bombartiie Wells,
then English heavyweight champion,
and Colin Bell of Australia. He
was to have officiated in a similar
manner July 7, that year, at the
tight between Freddie Welsh and
Willie Ritchie, "but Rev Dr. Paget,
suffragan bishop of Stepeney, pro
John F. Coad, President of
Packers National Bank, Is
Marked for Death by Em
John F. Coad,. president of the
Packers National bank, and Police
Captain Carl L. - Madsen of the"
South Side station, narrowly es
caped death yesterday when Robert
J. Clark, 19 years old, 1114 North
Twenty-fourth street, a clerk in
the bank, attempted to shoot them
after they discovered that he had
forged a $50 check and passed it.
The enraged man fired point
blank at Mr. Coad, but the cart
ridge failed to explode and again
while Captain Madsen was endeav
orng to disarm him his effort to
shoot the police officer was a failure.
After failing in his effort to kill the
two men the young man turned the
gun on himself but the bullet was
deflected by the captain and lodged
in a desk.
Captain Madsen was called to the
bank (shortly after 4:30 yesterday
afternoon by President Coad and
while the two were conferring at
the private desk of Mr. Coad, it is
alleged Clark came up to the desk
and said,". Yes, I forged that
check," at the same time pointing
a gun at Mr. Coad and Captain
Jtfadsen, with the threat he would
kill them both.
Clark started tomn out the front
door when the captain attempted to
seize hjm, but slipped and fell, with
Captain Madsen on top of him.
Clark is said to have pushed his gun
in the police captain's face, but was
prevented from firing it He turned
the revolver upon himself and a re
port of the gun being discharged
was heard. The bullet missed Clark
and went into a mahogany desk.
Clark was taken to jail where po
lice say he made a confession that
he-had forged the name of T. L.
Fonda, of the Fonda Live Stock
Commission company to a check for
$50 and had passed it on a north side
grocer. After admitting tbe pass
ing of the check his confession was
written out and signed in presence
of ' Mr. Coad and Police Captain
Clark had been working at the
bank but a short time, according to
officials of the bank, and had come
to them well recommended. A
charge of forgery was placed against
mm and he will be given a prelim
inary hearing in police court today.
Would Feed Europe
Till Fall, Hoover Says
Washington, Jan. 12. Establish
ment through the United States
Grain corporation of $150,000 000 in
credits would feed Europe until the
next harvest without imposing any
burden on American taxpayers Her
bert Hoover told the house ways and
means' committee which beean con
sideration of Secretary Glass' request
tor authority to advance that much
trom grain corporation funds. Early
payment of the loans made could
be counted upon, Mr. Hoover said.
The financial problem of feeding
Europe is ''getting smaller all the
time," Hoover said.
Private charities in the United
States are sending $5,000,000 or
$6,000,000 worth .of food abroad
monthly, and within a fortnight
3,000,000 American families with rel
atives in central and .eastern Europe
will be able to buy "food drafts"
from banks in the United tates.
These drafts will be exchangeable
abroad for a barrel of flour or other
food to supplement that being, ra
tioned by 'authorities and will serve
as a substitute for caslwremittances.
"Remittance of money is the
height of, folly' Mr. Hoover de
Germans Plan to Scuttle
Remaining Ships Is Report
Copenhagen, Jan. 12. A plan to
scuttle the German warships not yet
turned over to the allies is'being con
sidered by officers of the German
navy, according to information re
ceived by the majority socialist
party . leaders. A Berlin message
quotesaJDie Freiheit as declaring that
a high German officer had so in
formed the leaders.
, Strike New Oil Field.
Santa Ana,Cal., Jan. 12. Oil has
been struck in a new field, according
toannouncement by a company de
veloping a well near -the coast, at
Newport Mesa. A flow of about 100
barrels was struck at a depth cf 2,475
feet " . i
JEANNE DE KAY'S
BROTHER DROPS .
FROM SIGHT TOO
Not Heard of Since He Lf ft
Chicago to Hunt Sister
And Trace Women. -
New York, Jan. 12. An interna
tional aspect was given to the
search for Miss Jeanne De Kay,
who disappeared mysteriously from
Hull House, Chicago, December 30,
when if -s learned that her broth
er, John UVesley De Kay, jr.,4iad
dropped from sight since 'he left
Chicago, fast Thursday to hunt for
his sister by tracing two "Rouman
ian ladies" who recently accom
panied the De Kays to this coun
try from Switzerland. These Rou
manians, "Miss Didez Sailer and
her mothejr," vanished here last Fri
day, the day De Kay started from
Chicago, saying they were "going
Identified With Huerta.
John Wesley De Kay, sr., fath
er of the missing brother and sister,
was identified with the Huerta dic
tatorship of Mexico, when in 1914
he negotiated a loan in England for
Huerta's government and with a
part of the proceeds bought rifles
and ammunition abroad for Huerta.
Jeanne De Kay is about 20 years
old and was a protege of Miss Jane
Adams of Hull House, Chicago.
Out to "Make Good."
Providence, R. I., Jan. 12. Be
lief that Miss Jeanne A. De Kay,
who disappeared in Chicago Decem
ber 30 dropped out of sight so
that she might realize "an ambition
to make good in some big thing,"
was expressed by Judge Thomas Z.
Lee of this' city. He is counsel
for her,, father, John W. De Kay of
Lucerne, Switzerland, and has tak
en charge of the search for the
Judge Lee said that trace of the
young woman should be assisted
by the fact that her face was pockmarked.
JURORS TOLD TO
IN AN ASYLUM
Man "Isn't Fit to Be Turned
Loose on Community "
Defense Urges. 1
Los Angeles, Jan. 12. Harry
New, alleged murderer of his fian
cee, Freda Lesser, should be per
manently confined as an insane
man the jury trying him was told
today by jud R. Rush of counsel for
the defense in an all-day argument.
"We are hot pleading temporary
insanity, I want you to understand,"
Rush, said, "we want this man
placed in an asylum for the remain
der of his life. That's where he be
longs. He isn't fit to be turned
loose on the community."
Rush devoted nearly all his time
to the single issue of New's mental
condition. He reviewed the testi
mony of prosecution and defense
witnesses, including that presented
through dispositions, and asserted
the preponderance clearly indicated
New was insane:
New was pictured to the jury as
a person with the body of a man
and the mind of a child, and Rush,
in asking a verdict finding New in-1
sane, held "the time for the execu
tion of children for murder has
passed in California"
FIRST CALL FOR
Will Be Held in Paris at 10:30
A. M. Friday U. S. Won't
Be Represented There.
Washington, Jan. 12. President
Wilson today issued the call for the
first meeting of the council of the
league of nations, to be held a'
Paris at 10:30 a. m., Friday. It was
directed to the ambassadors of the
entente nations, which have become
a party to the exchanges of ratifica
tions of the treaty of Versailles, and
will not be made public until it has
been transmitted by them to their
The call, which was brief, was is
sued by the president in accord with
the treaty terms. The United States
will not be represented at the coun
cil meting, which is expected to pro
vide for the setting ,up of a number
of commissions, immediate creation
of which to carry out certain pro
visions of the treaty is mandatory.
Forest Department to Urge
Jan. 6 Be Made U. S. Holiday
New York, Jan. 12 A resolution
urging that January 6, anniversary
of the death of Col. .Theodore
Roosevelt, be observed nationally
for emphasizing, the need of forest
conservation, will be introduced
here tomorrow at the annual meet
ing of the American Forestry es
sociation. , t
P. S. Ridsdale, secretary ot the
organization, said: -'
"We plan to ask schools and civic
organizations in every state to in
clude' in their exercises statements
in regards to our torests for the
saving of which Colonel Roosevelt
issued the first clarion call
Decision to Withdraw Ameri
can Forces on Completion of
Repatriation of Czechoslo
vak Soldiers Reached.
HAVE BEEN PROTECTING
THE SIBERIAN RAILROAD
With Departure of Americans
Japan Will Be Left Alone to
Assist Loyal Russians in
Washington, Jan. 12. (By The
Associated Press.) Decision to
withdraw American troops from Si
beria on completion of the repatria
tion of the Czecho-Slovak forces
next month, has been reached by
the American government.
The troops were , sent to Siberia
in accord with an agreement be
tween the United States, Japan and
the entente to aid the Czechs and
protect the Siberian -railroad and
Japan has been notified by the
United States of the concellation of
that agreement in so far as it af
fects the presence of an American
Commission Coming Back.
When the Czechs have been re
moved, the American railroad com
missioner, headed by John F. Stev
ens, in Russia since before the fall
of the former czar's government,
will leave Vladivostok for home and
the American soldiers under Major
General Graves will follow as soon
as transports are available. Pre
sumably the same ships which are
to take the Czecho-SIovaks across
the Pacgic will be used. Two ves
sels, the President Grant and the
America are expected to leave New
York in a fw days.
With departure of the Americans,
Japan will be left alone to assist th?
loyal Russians in their efforts to
stem the bolsheviki. The rapid
progress made by soviet forces has
been a source of apprehension in
Japan and the cabinet at Tokio has
been considering means of combat
ing what Japanese officials regard
as a serious menace.
May Increase Forces.
Suggestions have been .made that
Japan materially increase its force
of 30,000 troops in Siberia and it
has opened negotiations with the
American government with this in
view. So far as was learned today,
however, ro agreement has been
The American force numbers
about 8,000 men and was sent into
Siberia last summer. Its presence
has been the subject of debate in the
seriate and resulted in the adoption
of a resolution calling upon Presi
dent Wilson for a statement of the
administration's policy. In reply,
the State department said the pur
pose of sending the expedition was
solely to assist the Czechs and to
guard the railroad.
Cole to Appeal Case
ToU.S . Court; Grammer
To Ask Habeas Corpus
Lincoln, Jan. 12. Efforts to secure
an appeal to the United States su
preme court of the case of Alson
B. Cole, under sentence to die in
the electric chair here next Friday
for the murder of Mrs. Lulu G. Vogt
of near Elba. Neb., were y;ken in
state supreme court bv Cole's
At the same time counsel for Allen
V. Grammer, who is under sentence
to die with Col as an accessory" to
the crime, announced he would file
habaes corpus and injunction pro
ceedings in district court here in an
effort to prevent Grammer's electrocution.
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"Say When!" 1
II .1 .
ment With Wilson as One of
Methodland Not. of Purpose
Denies Split in Party.
5,000 PEOPLE HEAR TALK
. ON POLITICAL ISSUES
PLANS TO RETURN
Another Brother Arrested
On Charge of Complicity
In Benson Bank
Hitchcock Blocks Plan
For Radical Probe Counsel
Washington, Jan. 12. Determin
ation of a date for appearance of L.
C. A. K. Martens, self-styled am
bassador of the Russian soviet gov
ernment, before the senate foreign
relations subcommittee investigat
ing bolshevik propaganda was left
open pending senate action on a
request that the committee ask for
authority to employ counsel.
Consideration of a resolution to
authorize employment of counsel
was blocked by Senator Hitchcock,
who urged that, to save expense,
the committee request the Depart
ment of Justice detail an attorney.
Chairman Moses announced that
the hearing probably would not get
under way betore Wednesday on
Gift of Gold Cups.
Cleveland, O., Jan. 12. Myron T.
Heprick, former ambassador to
France, has beea- presented with a
set of gold cups by the emperor of
Japan in recognition of the services
rendered the Japanese government
by the former ambassador, who took
charge of Japanese affairs in France
when the European war began. The
gift came through the State- department
Chief of Police Eberstein will re
turn to Omaha this morning from
St. Paul, Minn., where he has been
since last Monday in an effort to
bring back William and Mike Finn,
alleged to be two of the bandits who
robbed the Farmers & Merchants
Bank of Benson, December 31.
The chief is coming back without
the Finn brothers. The habeas
corpus proceedings instituted by
them last Friday, after Governor
Burnquist of Minnesota had granted
requisition papers, and which pro
ceedings were to have been heard
yesterday, were postponed until
John Finn Arrested.
Yesterday was marked also by the
arrest of John Finn in Minneapolis.
He is said to be a brother of the
other two Finns and is also to be
charged with complicity in the Ben
son bank robbery.
The Finns claim, to have an air
tight alibi, witnesses swearing that
they were at a banquet in St. Paul
the evening of the .day when the
bank in Benson was robbed of $115,
000 by six bandits. .
Chief of Detectives Dunn was no
tified yesterday by telegraph of the
arrest of John Finn and instructed
to issue a warrant and-application
for extradition and send them to
St. Paul at once.
Slabaugh To Conduct Case.
Deputy Cpunty Attorney Slabaugh
was all ready yesterday afternoon
to go to St. Paul to help fight the
habeas corpus , proceedings, when
word came that the case was post
poned. He expects to represent the
city and ceunty there on January 20.
However, officials say, the Finns,
if they wish, can stay in St. Paul
for many months. "If we win the
habeas corous case." said Tudee Sla
baugh, "they can appeal to the su
preme court and noid it up tor six
months or more."
It is alleged that a national syndi
cate is furnishing money to fight
such cases as this.
Report Bloody Battles. '
' New York. Jan. 12. The secre
tarian of the-Syrian Union party
at Cairo, reporting "bloody bat
tles" between the population of
k Syria and French troops, was made
puDiic Dy xne unitea oyrian soci
eties. Envoy Goes to BeVlin
London, Jan. 12. Lord Kilmar.
nock left London today to act a
British diplomatic representative in
IN MIDDLE WEST
Four Deaths Already Reported
And Illness of Several
Kansas City, Jan. 12. Muskogee
Okl., and Topeka, Kan., report nu
merous cases of the strange intes
tinal malady that has caused four
deaths and the illness of several
hundred persons 1 near Skiatook,
Tulsa county Okl.
The Muskogee dispatches said
300 persons yere ill there, but that
there had been no fatalities. Phy
sicians at Muskogee and Topeka
were in conference to discuss ways
of checking the epidemic.
Closely Examining Disease.
Oklahoma City advices indicate
that officials were giving the dis
ease close attention. Inspectors
sent to Skiatook to investigate re
ported that they found th$ situation
there under control, but had not tor
warded any information that would
assist in identifying the disease, it
Exhaustive tests of sources of in
fection believed to be causing the
illness are being made at the Okla
homa state emergency hospital.
Brother Testifies Against
Man Charged With
A. SMiTH MADE
STREET GAR CO.
Began Service as Driver
On Old Horse Cars
In Omaha Forty
Eight Years Ago.
Alliance, Neb., Jan. 12. The prej
liminary hearing of Lawrence H.
Lackey, charged with the murder of
his eight-year-old daughter by giv
ing her poisoned candy was held
Monday before County Judge Tash.
A" brother of Lackey was a wit
ness against the , accused. His
mother, with whom the child made
its home, was also called by the
prosecution. Four physicians testi
fied on the symptoms of poisoning
indicated prior to the girl's death.
. The hearing was not concluded
and is expected to " last through
W. A. Smith, who has been acting
president of the Omaha & Council
Bluffs Street Railway company since
the death of Frank T. Hamilton last
October, was formally elected to the
presidency of the company yesterday
afternoon at the annual meeting of
the board of directors.
Mr. Smith began his street car
service 48 years ago in Omaha as
driver on the old horse cars. He
has held every position from driver
up to his present head of the com
pany. He is recognized as the dean
of traction servic- in Omaha.
The directors yesterday elected J.
A. Munroe. director, as first vice
vice president. R. A. Leussler is sec
ond vice president and general man
ager. W. G. Nicholson remains in
his position as secretary and auditor.
F. S. Wcjty was promoted from pur
chasing agent to assistant general
manager. Fred P. Hamilton succeeds
his brother as a member of the di
rectorate. Mr. Leussler was authorized by
the, board to expend approximately
$6TO.000 this vear in the construction
I of new equipment and for reconstruc-
street, Q to Y streets; the purchase
of new equipment and for recinstruc
tion work, all being subject to the
financial ability of the company to
meet these proposed improvements.
G. W. Wattles remains as chair
man of the board of directors.
Would Bar Children Born
Of Ineligible Parents Here
Washington, Jan. 12. Senator
Phelan, democrat, California,' an
nounced he would propose tomor
row, a constitutional amendment
barring from Americap citizenship,
children born in this county of par-
ents ineligible for citizenship. thos imprisoned in the abyss.
me Din, ne sain, is aimed against
Japanese and designed to prevent
evasion ' of California's anti-alien
land laws. Senator Phelan said also
that he was working on an emigra
tion measure to exclude all Japanese
emigrants except merchants and
Russia's War Losses.
" Warsow, Jan. 12. Russia's war
losses in killed, and wounded ag
gregated 35,000.000. according to
statistics of Kolchak government.
Family Lives in Chasm
Caused by Earthquake
Mexico City. Jan. 12. Unique in
the annals of the earthquake is the
experience of the family of Prof.
Francisco Riveros of Barranca
Nueva. The quake opened a great
chasm in the earth in which their
home was engulfed.
For more than a week members
of the family have been living in the
President Wilson's .Plans and
Government Ownership of
. Utilities Defended Lincoln
Friends at Meeting.
W. J. Bryan, in his Auditorium
address last night before a gathering:
of 5,000 people repeated in substance ,
his Jacksonian day speech delivered ,
at Washington last Thursday nights
asserting that he and President
Wilson agreed in purpose but dif
fered in method of ratifying the
league, of nations; denied the dem
ocratic party .had been split; con-? .
demned everything republican, de-
fended President Wilson, advocated
government ownership of railroads
and predicted that the treaty will
be ratified next Friday.
Mr. Brvan was frreeted with scat
tering applause when he appeared
on the stage and was applauded by
a few when he scored his points,
but it was noticeable that he lacked
his oldtime fire which ma'de him
famous as a western oator. -Many
Mr. Bryan had not spoken here
since his appearance three years ,
ago. : Many attended the Auditor
ium meeting to see if it was the
same old Bryan of days gone by,
but they asserted that he had lost
much of. his punch.
He arrived from Lincoln at 6:20,
accompanied by his brother, Charles
W. Bryan, members of the consti
tutional convention and a delegation
of Lincoln citizens. Tlie locat com
mittee, which met him at the sta
tion, coinorised John Fitz Roberts,
W. R. Patrick, H. B. Waldron,
Joscnh Hayden, F. L. Weaver and
H. L. Mossman. ""members of the,
former Tacksonian club of this city.,
Edgar Howard and G. W. Berge
were in the party from upstate.
Before the Auditorium meeting,
Mr. Bryan attended a dinner at the
Paxton" hotel where he met 150 of
his Omaha friends. At this function
he stated that his thoughts were
full of memories, 'referring to the
Paxton as the scene of an address
he delivered 30 years ago when he
was elected to congress from this
"I came to Nebraska to write
legal notes for a Lincoln paper and
then I got into politics by accident
and stayed in by design," he said at
the Paxton hotel function. "A good
deal of water has pasyd over, the
dam since those days.
"Yes. and something else besides
water," a diner remarked. . '
Thompson Is Lost.
When Lysle T. Abbott, chairman
of the local committee, arrived at the
Auditorium rtage with Mr. Bryan
and the Lincoln delegation, conster
nation was depicted on the faces of
the committeemen because William
H. Thompson of -Grand Island, who
had been selected to introduce Mr.
Bryan, cbuld not be found. The
crowd wis cheering, but the people
did not know what was going on be
hind stage. .
"Where's' Thompson?" Chairman
It was learned that Mr Thompson
had been seen going to Edgar How
ard's room at the hotel and it was.
discovered that Mr. Howard also
checked up . missing at the meeting.
(Continued on Pace Two, Column One.)
"Blue Sky'' Stock Selling "
Measure Introduced in
U. S. Senate by Kenyon'
Washington, Jan. 12. A bill pro
posing a federal "blue sky" law to '
prevent flotation of worthless
stocks and bonds was introduced
by Senator Kenyon, republican,
Iowa. Publicity through state
ments filed with every postmaster,
-giving all details of new securities,
would be compelled and penalties
Last of Troops from Brest
Arrive Aboard Transport
- New York, Jan. 12. The last con
tingent of troops quartered at the
military camp at Brest arrived here
today on the transport George
Washington. The ship brought 237
officers, war workers and civilians
and 615 troops. The George Wash
ington will be turned over to the
United States shipping board and
will be allotted soon to some
ing lalse statements
through the mails.
of $5,000 fine and five vear imnnV
bottom of this abyss at least MOlonment would be imposed for mak-
ieer oeiow me suriace oi tne eartn.
Surviving neighbors have been low
ering them food and water at the
imminent risk of dislodging rocks
which might fall and crush those
Belief is expressed that rain oT
new shocks will mean the deaths cf
Radical Raids in U. S.
Hinder Census Taking
Washington. Jan. 12. Radical
raids by the Department of Justice
have caused a slowing up of the
1920 census count in New York. Bos
ton and other cities with large for
eign born population, according t
reports today to Sam L. Rogers, di-'
rector of the census bureau. In or
der that foreigners may be assured
that census enumerators are not De
partmentof Justice agents the di
rector has ordered interpreters to
precede enumerators in districts in
habited bv foreigners.
Protests from Minneapolis that
Los Angeles is counting tourists a
residents is being investigated by
the census bureau. j "
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