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OF RAIL DILL
Call on Congress, in Memorial,
Not to Pass Redrafted Rail
road Reorganization Measure
Now Before Legislators.
IS ALMOST BROKEN UP
Charges That Members of
Congress c Had Been Called
Into "Caucus" to Be Dictated
To by Labor Denied.
Washington, Feb. 19. Organized
railroad workers and union labor in
general holding the re-drafted rail
road reorganization bill to be de
structive of the employers' constitu
tional privileges and liberties tonight
called on congress to defeat the
measures in its entirety.
Representatives of the 15 railroad
unions, at the close of an all-day
conference, attended by President
Gompers and Secretary Morrison of
the American Federation of Labor,
'made public & memorial to congress
embodying this declaration:
"The pending bill deprives citizens
employed upon railways of'lhe in
, violate right to enjoy gains of their
; own industry. The returns to cap
ital are fixed upon an arbitrary basis,
" the rate which the public must pay
and wages which labor must receive
' must accommodate themselves Jto
. this basis fixed for capital." This act
makes the public and labor sub
servient to capital. For these rea
sons herein set forth and many oth
ers,' we request and respectfully
urge that the bill be defeated in its
Will Protest to Wilson.
During the all-day conference in
) formation was given out that letters
of protest against the wage pro
visions of the hill would be sent to
President Wilson and Director
Geueral Hines. Later it was decided
to make the first fight in congress
and intimations were given that if
defeated there the workers then
would carry the battle to the White
Mouse, hoping that the president
might veto the legislation.
While the labor representatives
were in session, Director General
Hines, in conference wfth a com
mittee of leading railroad execu
tives, received a pledge of their co
operation in the establishment of a
committee of experts to gather
data bearing on the wage problem.
The executives expressed a desire
that solution of the wage problem
be expedited, and Mr, Hines said
that the time and method of con
stituting the committee of experts
would be recommended to the pres
ident as soon as a conference with
the railroad union officials could be
Conference Nearly Breaks Up.
Charges bv Representative San
ders, republican of Indiana, that
members of congress hart been
called into "caucus" to be dictated
to by union labor on the railroad
reorganization bill almost broke up
an informal conference between con
gressmen friendly to labor and la
Mr. Sanders said he had received
an invitation to attend a "caucus"
in the house office building and
found instead an assembly at whicli
labor leaders were prepared to pre
sent their commands to the legisla
tors. "I charge that this meeting was
. called to defeat the railroad bill," he
shouted, "in order to foist .govern-
ment ownership upon the country."
. Immediately Representative Mead,
democrat of New York, arose and
declared "the man who will, say this
meeting was surreptitiously called is
A dozen congressmen present, in
' eluded Mr. Sanders, jumped to their,
feet and turmoil reigned until the
chairman had called the meeting to
order. Representative Mead con
sented to withdraw his assertion in
sofar as it might have been con
strued to include Mr. Sanders.
Denying what he said was the im
plication of Representative Sanders
that the meetiing of the house mem
bers and labor leaders had been
called as a "caucus" Mr. Gompers
explained that no meeting place
could be found other than the ma
jority caucus room in the house of
Reprieve Is Granted
, Alson B. Cole Until
March 19 by Governor
Lincoln, ' Feb. 19. Governor Mc
Kelvie reprieved to March 19 Alson
B. Cole, under sentence to be elec
trocuted Friday, together with Al
len V. Grammer, for murder.
Grammer by a federal court ruling
is automatically granted a stay until
his case can be heard.
New Mexico Representatives
Pass the Suffrage Measure
Santa Fe. N. M., Feb. 19.-The
house of representatives of the New
Mexico legislature Thursday after
noon ratified the " federal woman
suffrage amendment by a vote of
36 to 10. The senate passed the
resolution Wednesday by a vote of
to 17 to 5. Gov. O. A. Larnazolo
is expected to sign the resolution
New Mexico is the 32d state to
German Grand Opera Sung.
New York, Feb. J9. The- first
German opera on the Metropolitan
- House stage since the United States
entered the war was a special mati
' nee on Wagner's "Parsifal" Thurs
i day. It wu sung in English,
' .. -i - ' ' '.4.- . .- " ..'
Wilsonian Temper Waxes
Ungovernable as Time
Passes, Lawrence Says
Strain of Office Leads to More Frequent Uncon
trolled Outbursts, Such as Lansing. Dismissal
Instances of Petulance Are Cited.
(KilitoiV Note Mr. l-atwrenre, reputed
to be the moat nympathetle of Wuhlnr
ton correapondrnta toward Prealdent Wll
Mn, continues in thin article hie authori
tative analysis of thoae Unite of the Wll
Nonlan character which led to the surpris
ing demand for Secretary Lansing's resig
nation.) By DAVID LAWRENCE.
Copyright, 1920, by The Omaha Bee.
Washington, Feb. 19. Grover
Cleveland and Woodrow Wilson
never got along well together, and
once in a tilt over academic matters
at Princeton university, the former
said of the latter that he was a man
of "violent prejudices and ungovern
able temper." Probably in moments
of self-analysis, Mr. Wilson has ad
mitted an inclination to get furiously
angry over things that rubbed him
the wrong way. There have been
times, especially in the days when
Europe was " taunting Mr. Wilson
with that "too - proud - to - fight
phrase" when the president of the
United States would have welcomed
the opportunity to take on a scrap
The public doesn't know MY.
Wilson as a man of hot temper. He
has disciplined himself to conceal
it I'.nd shrewd men about him have
managed to prevent him from giv
ing vent to angry passion on public
questions. Left to himself the
president would most surely have
exhibited his temper long before the
Lansing episode. That's why I re
gard it as not an unnatural or ab
normal manifestation of Mr. Wil
son's mind but a perfectly normal
and natural outburst. He used to get
agry at Paris. On one occasion, he
came away from a meeting with
MAY COME IN
SALE OF SHIPS
Temporary Injunction Against
Disposing Of German Vessels
Granted By Supreme Court
Washington, Feb. 19. Prospects
of a legal battle to complicate the
controversy over the shipping board
efforts to dispose of 30 former Ger
man passenger liners loomed large
today when Associate Justice Bailey
of the District of Columbia supreme
court granted a temporary injunc
tion against the sale on a tax pay
er's application filed by William
Randolph Hearst. John Barton
Payne, chairman of the board, an
nounced that he would recommend
appeal proceedings and also an' ef
fort to- require Mr. HearstHo fur
nish bond against loss if the ships
laid idle. He indicated that the
government would fight to the fin
ish for its legal right to proceed
with the sale.
Will Get Overtime
If Suit Successful
Jersey City, Feb. 19. Two mil
'ion employes of the United States
railroad administration would be en
titled to overtime averaging $100
each if a suit against Director Gen
eral Hines, begdn here, is success
ful, according to I. F. Goldenhorn,
counsel for the plaintiff, Joseph
Pieluchowski, a deck hand on a
Pennsylvania" railroad tug.
Pieluchowski claims- overtime
amounting to $394 for the period be
tween January I and September I,
1918, during which he worked 12
hours a day "under the exigencies
of war." It is contended that he
should have received time and one
half for the time 'over eight hours,
under the Adamson act.
Counsel for Mr. Hines asserted
that the employes had accepted a
bonus in lieu of overtime. Decision
25 Believed Buried
In Ruins of Burned
Rhode Island Hotel
Providence, R. I., Feb. 19. Un
able definitely to locate 25 guests
of the Hotel Lorraine, which was
burned yesterday with a loss of
three lives, police and fire officials
today. made further search of the
ruins. It was their opinion, how
ever, that the missing ones had es
caped, but had not found it conven
ient as yet to send word of their
Washington Feb. 19. (Special
Telegram.) Charles H. Bliven of
Superior has been appointed by Rep
resentative Andrews as a midship
man to the Annapolis navy academy.
Chicago, Feb. 19. Sickness is go
ing to be listed among the luxuries
if the Chicago Medical society
adopts the new scale of fees Sub
mitted by a committee of physi
cians. Under this schedule house
visits may cost as high as $15. The
old fee as $5. Night visits will
cost from $10 to $50.
Mindr operations formery listed
at $25 to -$50 will range from $100
to $500. Amputation of toes, form
ery costing $15 to $50, will run from
$50 to $200.
Major operations will range from
$1,000 to $10,000, '
Medical Men Planning
Higher Scale of Fees
Prime Minister Lloyd George.
Premier Clemenceau anil the rest of
the peace conferees and he never
said a word for hours afterward to
anyone in his household. He was
mad clean through.
Gives Way to Temper.
In the 14 years that I have studied
the Wilson personality first in his
lecture room at Princeton, then as a
correspondent when he was gover
nor of New Jersey and candidate
for president, and later in writing
about his doings at the White
House or his travels across coun-trj-,
it has seenied to me that from
time to time Mr. Wilson intro
duced a sense of humor into his
system and checked his temper.
Things that should have provoked
him were brushed aside and it was
only rarely that he seemed to get
out of sorts.
But little by little as the cares
and burdens of the White House be
gan to weigh heavily upon him, Mr.
Wilson allowed his passions to get
the better of him. Frequently he
showed to the correspondents as
sembled before him a certain im
patience and at times real anger. He
didn't like to be questioned closely
or catechised about matters that
were agitating the country. Par
ticularly did he seem to allow a
fierce glean to enter his face as
anybody suggested that perhaps
there might have been some incon
sistency on the part of himself or a
member of his administration. He
would tolerate 110 criticism in the
(Continued on Pace Two, Column Four.)
j Restates to Allies , Position o
American Government With
Degree of Finality.
Washington, Feb. 19. (By The
Associated Press.) President Wil
son today prepared and sent to the
State department a reply to the
entente premier's note on the Adri
atic question. He is understood to
have restated the position of the
American government with a de
gree of finality. '
Although the president dictated
his communication in less than two
hours, it probably will not be put on
the tables before Friday night or
The original draft as prepared
by Mr. Wilson was sent to Act
ing Secretary Polk for his personal
study as he was the head of the
American mission when the Adri
atic settlement of December 9 was
reached at Paris with the consent
and approval of the president and
is, therefore, thoroughly familiar
with all the preliminary negotia
tions. Final Approval Required.
After Mr. Polk has completed'
his examination of the document
and it has been put in the usual
diplomatic form it probably will
be returned to the White house for
final approval before it is dispatched
to Ambassador Davis of London
for presentation to the premiers.
1 The president is understood to
have adhered to the position taken
in his note of February 10, in which
lie informed the allies that if they
were to proceed to a settlement
of the Adriatic question without
the participation of the American
government, a situation might be
created where the United States
might have to consider whether it
could become a party to the treaty
of Versailles and the Franco
While conciliatory, the premier'
reply to this original note was
argumentative. Mr. Wilson in his
answer is understood to have met
the argument point by point and
is believed to have again called
attention to the principle of self
determination as enunciated in his
14 points and his other declarations
during the war which were accepted
by the central powers as the basis
Although it makes clear that the
American government has not
changed the position it took when
the original Adriatic agreement was
made at Panis, the president's note
is regarded as the final chapter
in the negotiations.
Charge American With
Killing Mexican Citizen
Washington. Feb. 19." Colonel
Gonzalo De La Mata, Mexican con
sul at San Antoni. Tex., has re
ported to his government the shoot
ing of a Mexican citizen by an
American soldier under circum
stances that the Mexicans say paral
lel the Wallace case at Tampico,
according to official advices from the
Mexican capital, which state that
the foreign office will disyatch a note
of protest to the .United States.
Efnilio Ramirez, a Mexican wear
ing a military cape, was alleged to
have been halted by Sergeant George
Bullas, who asked him if he was n
the army. Ramirez did not reply
and was shot when he started
away, according to the consul's re
port. ; Details of the affair have not
Debs' Name to Go on Ballot.
Lansing. Mich., Feb. 19. Suf
ficient petitions to place the name of
Eugene V. Debs on the presidential
preference primary ballot as a so
cialist candidate for the presidential
nomination have been received at
the secretary of state's office here,
The primary, will be held April 5,
I Secret Service Men Capture
Overland Limited Robber
After Chase Over Almost En
tire Country Denies Charge
FORMER U. P. BRAKEMAN
' ARRESTED IN SALT LAKE
Omaha , Officers Leave to
Bring Back Man for Positive
Identification by Mail Clerks
Held Prisoner in Car.
The lone mail car bandit, who on
the night of January 30 held up six
railway postal clerks on Union Pa
cific Overland Limited No. 2 be
tween Fremont and Omaha, was ar
rested in Salt Lake City Wednesday
by secret service operatives, accord
ing to a telegram received by W. M.
Colile, postoffice inspector.
The alleged bandit is known as
Arthur F. Olson, a former brake
man on the Union Pacific railroad.
He' gave the alias of John Ogden.
Federal officers have traced the ban
dit almost over- the entire country
since the holdup. None of the loot,
estimated at $10,000, has been re
covered. He denies any knowledge
or connection with the affair.
Mr. Coble and F. M. Cashman,
detective for the Union Pacific, left
for Salt Lake City yesterday morn
ing. Gun Leads to Arrest.
The holdup and robbery of South
ern Pacific train No. 7 at Richmond,
Cal.. on December 31,- is also ac
credited to Olson, Mr. Coble stated
before he left yesterday. Thousands
of dollars' worth of jewelry and
securities in registered mail was
taken in that holdup.
The serial number on the gun
which the bandit left in the mail car
in making his escape from Overland-limited
near Omaha led to Ol
son's arrest. A coat and cap. found
near the Thirty-second avenue sta
tion, where the bandit was last
seen, also figured in running down
the alleged robber.
He was traced to Detroit, Phila
delphia, and finally to Salt Lake
City. Secret service operatives ar
rested Olson in a rooming house,
the telegram to Postoffice Inspector
Two thousand dollars reward was
offered for Olson's arrest. .
Will Be Brought Here.
He will be brought to Omaha for
more positive identification by the
six mail clerks who were forced in
a clothes closet and on the rear
platform of the mail car while the
bandit rifled nine mail pouches.
Olson has served time in the
state penitentiary of Pennsylvania,
Omaha police say.
Olson is described as a sma'l
slender! ..and dark complexioned youth
having the appearance of a cigaret
Secret service operatives and de
tectives who worked on the mail
car hold up have given out informa
tion to the postoffice inspector that
the bandit had an accomplice wait
ing for him when he left the train
on the outskirts of Omaha.
Meat Producers Want
Farmers to Receive
5 1-2 Per Cent Profit
Des M Mnes, la., .Feb. 19. In reso
lutions attacking a proposed govern
ment guarantee of 6 per cent net
profits to railroads, the Corn Belt
Meat Producers' association here
agreed to ask congress for a Sy'z per
cent net profit to the farmers of the
country in the event the proposed
guarantee to the railroads became a
law. In addition the resolution pro
posed a request for an additional Yi
per 'cent to the farmers for fences,
buildings, etc. The resolutions were
Denies Permission to
Divorcees to Rewed
Rome, Feb. 19. Authorities at the
Vatican, after inquiry, state they are
unable to find any communications
or exchanges have taken place to
warrant publication by a journal of
Vienna that marriage of divorcees
was about (o be inaugurated in Aus
trian Catholic churches, says an an
nouncement authorized by the pope.
No such .authorization has been
given, it is stated,' nor is there anv
trace of suggestions warranting such
a statement, which is said to be can
Loot Bank, Then Lead
Cashier Out of Town
Prescott. Ariz., Feb. 19. Two
bandits entered the bank at Camp
Verde, 60 miles northeast of here,
held up Cashier Butler and escaped
with approximately $1,000.
The bandits conducted Cashier
Butler on horseback one mile out of
the town and there left him under
threat of death if he summoned help.
Butler later returning to Camp
Verde reported the holdup.
Ppsses were quickly formed from
the surrounding district and are in
search of the men; -
Retiring Liberty Bonds.
Washington, Feb. 19. Liberty
bonds of- a par value of $14,881,950
were purchased or retired in Janu
ary, aside fron the operations of
the bond sinking fund, it was an
nounced at the treasury.
When the original constitution was brought out of the. vaults a few
Secretary Lansing took it over to show it to President Wilson. News
Escaping Nurses in Army Hos
pital Kearney Youth Is
Without Food for
Pittsburgh, Pa., Feb. 19. (Special
Telegram.) Near death from hun
ger and exposure, Corp. Donald
Wilsey, 24 years old, of Kearney,
Neb., overseas air service veteran,
suffering from, influenza and mental
disorders resulting from his service
in France, was found in a boxcar on
the Pennsylvania railroad at Butler
Junction with 1n's head pillowed on
a bath towel and between two steel
In a state of coma Wilsey escaped
from the Parkview army hospital
here six days ago, eluding the nurses
and leaping from a window in the
ward where he was confined.
He had been without food and
water for the entire six days and
had tramped 30 miles through slush
and snow from the hospital to 'the
place where he was found. Semi
conscious, the soldier veteran was
carried to th'e , camp of a railroad
section gang and there, after work
of more than an hour, he. was re
vived by hot soup from the dinner
pails of the laborers. '
Later Corporal Wilsey was taken
back to the hospital, where it was
(Continued on Vag Two, Column Six.)
"Kidding" or "Serious
Question to Determine
In Newberry . Trial
Grand Rapids. Feb. 19. Whether
Milton Oakman, Detroit political
leader, was "kidding" or "serious"
when he told Chase S. Osborn's
Detroit campaign manager that the
"Newberry committee promised him
$20,000 for lus'support ot the junior
Michigan senator, was a mooted
question after testimony in the New
berry elections conspiracy trial,
Thursday. The Osborn man. Henry
A. ' Montgomery, said he knew
Oakman's reputation as a "kidder,"
but "took it seriously enough to
report it to Mr. Osborn." The de
fense did, however, get Montgom
ery to emphasize that Oakman told
him he never got a dollar.
There was other testimony indi
cating that not all the Newberry
workers got money for their pains.
Iowa Increasing cloudiness Fri
day;, warmer in east and central
portions; Saturday snow and much
Nebraska Increasing cloudiness
Friday, followed by snow in west;
cold wave at night in west; Satur
day snow and much colder, winds
becoming fresh northerly.
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- torpibition! WITH POLE ARMY
V,l,d,,y of Dry .Cos,i.U.ional . NEARLY' KILLED
Amendment Defended by i
Solicitor General King.
Washington, Feb. 19. Validity of
the federal prohibition constitution
al amendment was defended in a
brief filed in the supreme court
Monday by Solicitor General King
in support of motions made by the
government for dismissal of origi
nal proceedings instituted by Rhode
Island to test the amendment and
enjoin its enforcement. Arguments
on the motion are expected to be
heard next month.
'"The control or the prohibition
of the liquor traffic," the brief said,
"is now conceded to be a legitimate
"It is idle in this case ta suggest
that this power of amendment
might be used to change the form
of the government. It simply trans
fers a power exercised by the state
governments to be exercised by the
"The contention that the prohi
bition amendment is revolutionary
and invalid is clearly without
Alter General Wood
Itinerary; Will Be in
Omaha Next Sunday
It was previously announced that
General Leonard Wood would
spend Monday in Omaha, but as he
is to officially inspect the university
cadets in Lincoln 011 that date, the
general will spend Sunday in Oma
ha. He will be accompanied by his
wife and his staff.
On Sunday evening he will deliver
a public address at tne First Presby
terian church, Thirty-fourth and
Farnam streets, on "The Value of
District Attorney Fails to
Forestall Grand Jury Probe
New York, Feb. 19. "District At
torney Swann failed in his efforts
to forestall an investigation by the
extraordinary grand jury of charges
against Assistant District Attorney
The procedure he Ivad planned
came to 'naught when Judge Wad
hams, in the court of general ses
sions, refused to permit the regular
grand jury to pass on reports that
Mr. Kilroe had failed to prosecute
charges of larceny made by Thomas
Donalds, state insurance commis
sioner of Pennsylvania.
It was understood the regular
grand jury had taken up the case
and exonerated the assistant dis
trict attorney, but Judge Wadhams
refused to have the minutes of the
proceedings made public.
Ask Aid of W. C. T. U. in
Social Morality Work
San, Francisco, Feb. 19. The Co
operation of the Women's Christian
Temp'erauee union in social morality
work throughout the United State's
has been asked by the federal gov
ernment, Dr. Gertude S. Martin.
Ph. D Cornell university, told
delegates to the Pacific Division
Regional conference here.
days ago, for the first time since 1902,
Sent on Hazardous Expedition
And Are Mistaken by Own
Forces for Enemies, But
Come Through Safely.
Lwow. (l.emberg) Poland, Feb.
19. There was rejoicing in the Kos
ciusko aerial squadron of the Polish
army, made up of Americans, when
two of its officers. First Lieutenant
Klliott Chess of El Paso, Tex., and
Captain Edward J. Corsi. of Brook
lyn, N. Y who, it was feared, had
been killed or made prisoner, re
turned to Lwow.
A week ago with the temperature
at 17 below zero on the' ground, Maj.
P. Cedric Fatintlerby was requested
to make every effort to get a mes
sage through to an isolated Polish
unit in a wild stretch of the Ukraine
where the Polish intelligence bu
reau had received information the
enemy was .massing. Chess, the
youngest member of the squadron,
and Corsi were dispatched on the
mission. Chess got through but on
arrival at his destination was ar
rested as a bolshevik aviator as the
nose of his airplane was painted a
brilliant red. the bolshevik color.
Chess was unable to speak Polish,
but he would not give tip his dis
patches to his captors. The arrival
of an officer solved the difficulty for
Chess who,, was immediately "re
leased. The following day a patrol
brougfit in news that another air
plane had descended 20 miles away
from the place where Chess landed.
After a trip in a farm wagon, Chess
found Corsi in a village inside the
Polish lines. He had been forced to
land. -and as he emerged from his
plane, almost frozen, he heard a
shot. Over the hill he saw Polish
soldiers approaching, halting at
times, to shoot at him. Corsi
dropped behind his machine and
finally, even though his hands were
frozen, succeeded in drawing his
pistol. Before he was compelled
to use it, however, a soldier recog
nized the Polish insignia on his
machine and the firing ceased.
- No Treaty Debate.
Washington, Feb. 19. The pea?:
treaty debate lapsed again Thurs
day, neither side making any efr
fort to bring up the subject for sen
May Reduce H. C. L:
New York, Feb. 19. A solution' of
the high cost of women's clothing
may be found in the introduction of
goatskin garments, which are very
popular in Spain. Plans for intro
ducing this innovation in the United
States were announced by Jose Be
nitz De Usaole and Joaquin Her
nandez, who arrived from Barcelona.
They said they propose to hold ex
hibitions in several cities, with pretty
Spanish girls as models, to show otT
the goatskin gowns, coats and other
garments. Jhe goat hides, , Senor
Hernandez stated, can be sold at
prices much lower than those now
demanded for other dress materials.
Republican Leader Outlines
f , Platform Upon Which He Be
lieves Party Should Go to the
Polls in November Election.
PUTS RIGHTS OF PUBLIC
ABOVE MERE EXPEDIENCY
Universal Military Training
And Elimination of Bolshe
viki Other Planks Advocated
Before New York Convention.
New York, Feb. 19. The opening
gun 'of the republican national cam
paign was fired here tonight in a
keynote speech by Elihu Root at the
unofficial republican state conven
tion, in which he outlined the plat
form upon which he believed the re
publicans should go to the polls
next November. Mr. Root brought
the assembled delegates to their feet
cheering time and again in his de
nunciation of the democratic admin
istration and especially in his refer
ences to what he termed the auto
cratic conduct of President Wilson.
The much-talked-of possibilities
of the fight by the women delegates
to have a member, of their sex in
cluded in the "big four" who will
represent New York at the national
convention in Chicago did not ma
terialize. The women were apparently satis
fied with the appointrnent of one of
their number as one of the alternate
delegates at large.
Select Delegates at Large.
Senator James W. Wadsworth,
jr., and. William M- Calder, Col.
William Bovce Thompson of Yonk
ers and Nathaniel L. Miller of Syra
cuse were selected as the men to be
recommended to the" state conven
tion tomorrow as delegates-a.t-large
to the republican national conven
tion in June.
Tl- t.. . .
1 ne alternate aeiegates-at-iarge
selected include Mrs. Arthur L. Liv
ermore of Yonkers and Charles W.
AndeVson, prominent negro political
Party leaders declared tonight the
party would not instruct the delega-
I tion to snnnorr anv risrtirnlar ni
; litical candidate.
I Most striking of the proposals
i put forward by Mr. Root were:
! Decentralization of the executive
powers which have made the presi
dent "more autocratic than any sov
ereign in the civilized world."
I Ratification of the peace treaty
I with senate amendments "long be-
j Reform of the league of nations
I covenant by a congress of nations at
1 the call of "a republican president'
immediately after March 4, 1921," to
establish "the rule of public right
rather than the rule of mere expe
Rigid governmental economy and
the adoption of an executive budget.
Limits Right to Strike.
Limitation of the right to strike
at a nm'nt MlliAra it r,nd:j.'i0 ,r:U
,..,.,,, ,b V.VII1IIV13 Willi
self-preservation of the community;
establishment of a labor tribunal
with power to enforce its mandates.
Revision of the system of taxation
"which involves the tariff."
Americanization and the elimina
tion of "a lot of bolsheviki or bol
shevik sympathizers'' from public
Universal military training.
Mr. Root's address was regarded
as the opening gun of the campaign.
"More important than all," Mr.
Root said, "is the necessity that we
shall restore our republican' form of
government with the liberty of the
individual citizen preserved by lim
itations upon official power and put
an1 end to the dictatorship which we
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League of Women to
Chicago, Feb.l9. The new board
of the league of women voters
which has been in session" since the
adjournment of the convention will
continue the principle of nonparti
sanship, upon which the organiza
tion was founded, it is announced.
The board is almost evenly divided
in political affiliation between the
two major parties.
Mrs. Maud Wood Park, newly
elected chairman, said that the work
ing program ot tne league would
be confined to the recommenda
tions made as a result of investi
gations by the committees of the
"Our efforts will be directed to
wards, procuring the educational
and national legislation adopted by
the convention upon the recom
mendation of our committees on
American cjtizenship, unification of
laws relating to the civil status of
women, child welfare, food supply,
social hygiene and protection of
women in industry," Mrs. Tark
The board decided to establish
congressional and legislative head-'
quarters in Washington. '
Bandits Enter Union Hall,
Line Up Members, Get $2,000
Chicago, Feb. 19. Four armed
bandits broke tip an executive meet
ing of local No. 232 of the Moulders'
union, nd rifled a money drawer
which contained $2,000 of the local's
funds. Twelve members of the
union were lined up against the wall
and covered by the guns in the hands
of three of the robbers, while the
fourth member of the quartet togk
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