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REDS PUSH ON
pefensive Line East of War
saw Crumples When Rus
; sians, Reinforced, Launch
i New Offensive.
PLANS ARE ALL MADE
FOR LEAVING CAPITAL
Poles Deliver Counter-Attack,
But Fail to Check Bolshevik
Hordes Soviets at Standstill
On South Front.
(By The Anoclsted Preas.)
Wanaw, Augr. 6. The defensive
line east of Warsaw has been
pierced in several places, according
to reports from the front. Prepara
tions have been begun for trans
ferring the government if that move
is necessitated by the Russian ad
vance. The officials, however, still
hope the soviet forces will be
checked somewhere east of the Vis
tula. No announcement has been made
as to what place the government
would move to, but it is reported it
would be . Posen or Czestochowa,
143 miles southwest of Warsaw, near
, the Silesian frontier,
' Reds Forge Across River.
Of the developments along the
eastern defense line, the word from
the i front shows that after a halt of
several days while reinforcements
were brought up and supplies for
warded along the river, the bolshe
vik! forced crossings of the Bug at
a number of places. At one point,
southeast of Ostrov, soviet troops
are reported to have . crossed the
"river in large numbers.
Last night's communique from
headquarters announced that the
Russians had forced the Bug in the
region of Drohiezyn (about 70 mile!
east of the capital), this being a part
of the soviet movement to outflank
the defenders of Warsaw. The Poles
counter-attacked and fierce fighting
Between Drohiezyn and Brest
I.itovsk, the communique continues,
the Poles launched a counter-attack
against the Russians, who had
crossed the Bug below Brest
Litovsk. In the region of Brest
Litovsk, which is in the hands of the
Russians, they recoiled for an at
tack which compelled the Poles to
evacuate Terespol.-just to the west
of the river." :4-r.- v
There was fighting at various
points . to the south, but without
gains for the Russians.
The soviet troops, have been
checked in their westward push
along the Prussian border, the state
ment announces. They have reached
Myszniec in an advance apparently
desjgncd to bring them to the War-saw-Danzig
railway. Military ob
servers assert that this is part of the
Russian outflanking movement
planned to encircle the capital.
I .Russian gains are conceded north
and east of Warsaw, where the
soviet forces are regrouping for
what may be the final exertion in
their attempt to bring Poland to
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Roads Given Special
Permission to File
New Rate Schedules
Washington, Aug. 1 6. SpeeM per
mission to file blanket schedules
containing new freight and pas
senger rates and other charges re
cently authorized was given the rail-
froads by the Interstate Commerce
The roads are required to file com
pleted freight . tariffs within three
months from September 1.
The commission's decision author
izing higher freight rates provides
that the new schedules are to be ef
fective five days after filing with the
commission. There was no definite
information as to when the roads
would be able to file the schedule;,
but announcement . has been made
that the new rates would go into ef
fect August 26. .
Theatrical Field Latest
To Be Invaded by Women
New York. Aug. 6. Woman has
invaded another sphere which man
has called his own.
They will be theatrical managers.
Comstock & Gest, in announc
ing today that Miss May Dowling
will be their first woman manager,
went' further and declared their in
tention of placing many of their
companies under a woman's direc
tion. Miss Dolling will have
charge of "Adam and Eve," the
comedy success of last season.
"Women don't smoke, don't
gamble and attend strictly to busi
ness," the producers said, in ex
plaining their idea of the innova
tion. ' ' -
Steamship Grounded on
; Rocks of Barber's Point
San Francisco, Aug. 6. The
Steamer West Eldara, bound from
Yokohama to New York, grounded
on . the rocks of Barber's Point,
Hawaii, last night according to a
cable message to the marine depart
ment of the San Francisco Chamber
Yof Commerce. The members of the
l,crew were not in danger.
urge uuvuiuueut vnucisiuy.
- St Louis, Aug. 6. Government
ownership of packing plants was
urged in resolutions adopted at the
concluding session of an 11-day con
vention of the Amalgamated Meat
Cutters and Butchers' Workmen of
AS KIDNAPER OF
Authorities Sure They Have
Guilty Person! Think
Others Got Money.
Philadelphia, Aug. 6. Postal in
spectors and police today expressed
conviction that "the crank" identified
as Augusto Pascol and known to the
authorities as Pasquale, is not only
the man who secured the $12,000
from George H. Coughlin, father1 of
the kidnaped Norristown baby, but
is the abductor of the 13-months-old
Pascol, arrested Monday at Egg
Harbor, N. J., after he had been
trapped into picking up a box sup
posed to contain $10,000 as further
ransom money, is still hidden by the
authorities, who say they will not
reveal his whereabouts until they
complete their investigation.
A development today was the
identification of Pascol as Augusto
Pasquale, with a police record, po
lice asserting that finger prints of
Pasquale and that of the kidnaper
found in the Coughlin home agree
sufficiently to convince them that
they were made by the same man.
Pasquale was released from Moya
mensing prison here last1 March after
serving nine months.
According to George A. Leonard,
chief postal inspector, Pascol said
he did not know anything about the
kidnaping, but that he was hired by
a man to hang the white sheet along
the railroad as a signal for Coughlin
to throw a box containing $12,000
out of a train window.
Imperial Press Meet
Urges Lower Cable
Rates for Newspapers
Ottawa, Ont., Aug. 6. Considera
tion of a resolution urging govern
ment subsidy of cable companies
and lower cable rates to insure the
fullest interchange of news and
opinion within the British Empire,
occupied most of today's opening
session of the Imperial Press con
ference. British and Canadian delegates
strongly opposed acceptance of sub
sidies which might imply govern
ment control of the character of
A resolution to be considered will
ask that governments of the British
mnir arlnnt attanuate wireless serv
ice throughout .the emoire. bv
public and private enterprise.
.. More resolutions win acai wim
paper supplies, independence of
news services, uniform postal rates,
interchange of staffs between vari
ous portions of the empire and es
tablishment of courses of journal
ism in universities.
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chairman, and Lord Atholstan, hon
orary chairman ot the conference
at this morning's session. A party
of newspapermen from the United
States, attended tne conierence.
Long Airplane Race
Planned as Feature
- Of Tri-State Fair
Nebraska's first airplane race is
being planned between Omaha and
Crawford, 473 miles northwest, as
an opening feature of the tri-state
fair at Crawford. September 16.
Mayor Arah- L. Hungerford of
Crawford, president of the fair as
sociation, is in Omaha negotiating
for entries to compete for prizes ag
One stop will be arranged at
Grand Island, ISO miles west of
Omaha, for fuel. Planes entered
will leave Omaha at 11 to arrive in
Crawford in mid-afternoon of the
opening day. Agricultural exhibits
from bouth Dakota, AVypmmg and
Nebraska will be shown at the fair.
Crawford is within 40 miles of bqth
Youth Kills His Father ,
For His Abuse of Mother
Fairview, N. J., Aug. 6. After
shooting and killing his father early
today in defense of his mother,
Louis F. pross, jr., 21 years old,
telephoned to the police and
awaited arrest. Gross, police say,
declared his father was choking
Mrs. Gross when he returned from
a trip to Asburj park with her son's
girl friend. Four of six shots fired
at the elder Gross took effect. '
Boy Unhurt After Being
Drawn Under Moving Train
Akron, O., Aug. 6. Gus Pctro
vich, 6 years old, while waiting with
his father and brothers in the union
station, was drawn under a passen
ger train by suction.
Six coaches passed over the boy.
When the train had passed Gus
got up, shaking and laughing. He
had been thrown between the rails
and was uninjured, but frightened.
Things to Watch For
1 "Letters From Home-Made Father
to HI Ban," by Ed Btreeter, author
of "Den Mable." The bett humor
t The only rototravaro aeetlon pub
lished by an Omaha newspaper.
Tbl week's frontispiece, a full-pas
picture of GoTernor Cox, the demo
cratic nominee for president.
S "The Dor CateherOl Get 'Em,"
local feature story for ereiy mem
ber of the family.
4 "About Building a House" Things
the bome-bollder should know, prsc-
. tical questions aaswered.
5 "Heart Becrets of a Fortune Teller,1
4- fasclnatlnc tale of adventures In
this unusual field.
6 Brlnilng Vp Father, The Gumps,
an All-Womea's section, Chicago
Tribune-Omaha Bee leased who
news, a snappy sport nags and all
the regular Sunday Bee features.
Indications Noe That U.S.
Government Is Seeking Way
To Assist Poland Without
EXPECT PRESIDENT TO
TAKE DEFINITE STAND
Confers With Department of
State Officials Concerning
Situation May Present
Views to Allied Powers.
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, Aug. 6. An intima
tion that the president soon may de
clare his views on the question of
saving Poland from soviet Russia
was given today, following a confer
ence on the question between Mr.
Wilson, Secretary of State Colby
and Undersecretary of State Davis.
The president called in the two
officials to advise him of the latest
developments in the plans of the al
lies for halting the Russo-Polish
war and of the "extent to which the
United States ' might aid them in
averting a Polish catastrophe.
It was indicated that the president
is considering the presentation to
France and England of his views on
the policy to be adopted, but that he
had not fully determined what sug
gestions he would make. Specula
tion of the possibilities in official
circles run all the way from a pro
posal by the president that the ma
chinery of the league of nations be
set in motion to stop the war, to the
suggestion that Mr. Wilson may re
convene congress in special session
to. consider means of furnishing ef
fective aid to Poland.
Hint Toward Course.
Newspaper correspondents were
told today by officials that they had
taken too literally what was said
concerning tht apparent inability of
the Unted States government to af
ford ,any assistance whatever to
Poland, directly or indirectly; with
out the authority of congress which
will not assemble until December un
less the president proclaims an extra
session. No illuminating explana
tion of this hin was offered, but it
was construed as) a plain intimation
that the government was still seek
ing a means oi aiding the Polish au
thorities without -congressional au
thority, and -was hopcfuLof .finding,:
a "way. Aa active exshange of views
between the united States and Eu
ropean powers over the Polish situa
tion appears to, be in progress.
i The -success of the , red army in
Poland has had the effect of encour
aging .the bolshevist military forces
elsewhere to attempt new conquests.
Today the state department received
dispatches telling of an advance of
soviet forces in Persia toward Tabriz
and Kazbin. x Teheran, the Persian
capital, is menaced, and the shah
and his government are preparing to
Hope to Check Drive. j
One of the dispatches came from
the American minister at Teheran.
John L. Caldwell, in which he said
that, while the soviet army was ad
vancing on Tabriz and the capital,
the commanders of the mixed British
and French forces hooe to check it.
The shah's government. Minister i
Caldwell said, was contemplating j
flight southward. The foreien lerra-1
tions expected to accompany the j
government, it was stated. Lonti
dence expressed by the British mili
tary authorities was not shared by
the public, according to Mr. Cald
well. The administration attitude to
ward affairs in eastern Europe is en
veloped in fog, the only certainty be
ing that the president is still un
alterably opposed to recognizing or
giving aid and comfort to the Rus
sian bolsheviki, whom he regards as
misrepresenting the Russian peo
ple. In his recent note to Japan
protesting against, occupation of the
Russian half of Saghalien island Mr.
Wilson said that Japan, the United
States, Great ' Britain, France and
Italy must consider themselves the
trustees of Russian territory until a
government representative of the
Russian people had been established.
' In , accord with this policy, the
president has declined to recognize
the little Baltic republics shorn from
Russia. Nor did he register a pro
test against the Polish offensive
against the bolsheviki when it was
undertaken several months ago or
indicate in any publicvway the opin
ion that the league of nations ought
to have invoked the processes of the
covenant to restore peace.
G. 0. P. Chairman Invited
To National Headquarters
Chicago. Aug. 6. Chairmen of all
republican state committees have
been invited to national headquar
ters, Senator Harry S. New of In
diana, chairman of the speakers' bu
reau announced today, to lay (plans
for the speaking campaign in , each
Headquarters also announced that
Major Jackson Morris, former as
sistant secretary of state and not
Governor E. F. Morrow of Ken
tucky, would debate the league of
nations with Senator Gilbert M.
Hitchcock at Winona Lake, Ind.,
Omaha Dentist Resigns
From State Examining Board
Lincoln, Aug. 6.- Tr. J. H. Wal
lace, of Omaha who has served 12
years on the state board of dental
- , t . i , :
examiners, nas lenaereu nis resigna
tion. Secretary Antles of the public
welfare bureau has appointed Dr. h..
W Fellers, of Beatrice, to succeed
him. Mr. Antles also has named Dr.
Ferdinand Griess. of Sutton, to sus
ceed himself ou the board.
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BY MANY NATIONS,
HELD AT CHICAGO
Evidence Obtained That Man
Ts Head of Red "Under-
Chicago, Aug. 6. Alexander
Jaunusksa, said to be an internation
al anarchist sought by the allied gov
ernments for five years, was arrested
yesterday and with him was taken
documentary evidece, said by the po
lice to show he was the head of an
"underground'.' system of communi
cation between radicals in this coun
try and abroad. Questioning of
Jaunusiksa revealed he had used the
name of John Alexander.
Terming the arrest "the most im
portant since the war," officials
said Jaunuiksa appeared to be the
head of radicals in America; that he
had joined the German radical
socialists at the age of 18 and fled
from England to escape conscrip
tion and that he was wanted for
evading the draft in the United States
He was born in Russia 26 years ago.
He was the editor of "Der Klas
senkamps" (Class Struggles,) said to
be a radical paper which advocated
destruction of all government
With Jaunuiksa, his secretary,
Carl Brockmiller, and Carles Plahan,
alleged I. W. W. organizer, were
Jaunuiksa, according to the police,
was the inventor of a code used by
10,000 radicals in this country and
Knights of Columbus
Pilgrimage to France
Given Noisy Sendoff
New York, Aug. 6. The Knights
of Columbus pilgrimage to France,
where it will present and dedicate a
statue of Lafayette at Metz, was
given a noisy farewell when it sailed
on the Leopoldina. Twelve hundred
relatives and friends on the steam
ship Highlander escorted the French
liner to sea, with bands playing and
passengers cheering and waving
' The delegation numbers 250, in
cluding U Catholic priests. The
Lafayette statu? at Metz, a gift of
the order to France, is to be un
veiled August 21 by Marshal Foch,
who also will be presented with a
jeweled baton. After the ceremonies
the delegation will no to the Cath
olic shrine at Lourdes, in . southern
France, and then visit Pope Bene
dict at Rome.
Before adjot'.rnment - the order's
convention authorized erection of a
$1,000,000 tuberculosis sanitarium
and drafted an expression of unqual
ified support of the Irish cause to
be ent Eammon De Valera.
Bill Plans to Abolish ; :
Six Army Departments;
Propose 9 Corps Areas
Washington, Aug. 6. An order
abolishing the six departments of
the army and establishing nine
corps areas as provided in the army
reorganization act has been pre
pared in the War department and is
awaiting the approval of Secretary
The departments which would be
abolished are the northeastern,
Boston, Major General Edwards,
commanding; eastern, Governor's
Island, N. Y., Major General Bul
lard, commanding; central, Chicago,
Major General Leonard Wood,
commanding; western, Jsan Fran
cisco. Major General Liggett, com
innnding; southern, Fort Sam
Houston, Tfss, Major General
Dickman, commanding, . and the
southeastern, Charleston, S. C,
Major General Morrison, command
ing. Nebraska Officials Will
Attend Car Shortage Hearing
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Special.) Rail
way Commissioner Thorne Brown
and H. D. Lute of the Nebraska farm
bureau association will represent the
state next Monday at a hearing in
Washington before the Interstate
Commerce commission for the pur
pose of relieving the car shortage in
western states and making it pos
sible to ship the new crop of wheat,
oats and other grain to market.
Because the state board of equali
zation of which he is chairman, has
not completed its work and fixed the
annual state levy, Governor Mc
Kelvie had to decline an invitation
from Governor Harding of Iowa to
attend the Washington conference.
Pays $65,000 for Farm.
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) The. peak -of high prices for
lands sold in this vicin.'ty this year
has been reached at Cedar Bluffs,
where E. J. Murphy has sold his
160-acre farm six miles south of
there to Dan Shanahan for $406.25
an acre, or a tota"l sale price of
New York Landlord
Asks Injunction for
Chicago Trlbnne-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
New York, Aug. 6. An injunc
tion against a so-called "tenant
soviet" of 12 members, was asked
by Max and Rose Cutes, owners
of apartment houses in Brooklyn
yesterday. It is sought to restrain
the 12 tenants from hanging out
"rent strike" signs, intimidating
tenants who s are willing to pay
rents and resisting all efforts r.t
collection from themselves. .
According to the affidavits, the
owners tried to dispossess the 12
several months ago. but the pro-'
ceeding was delayed under the re
cent rent legislation. From that
time until now, according to Cutes,
Meyer Fishbein and 11 others
named, have made it impossible to
rent -apartments to new tenants,
by threatening violence to them.
Increase of 100 Per Cent An
nounced Howl Expected
' When Farmers Learn of
The 1920 assessment on Douglas
county farm land was revealed yes
totday to be a 100 per cent increase
wrer that of last year. ; -
This unprecedented boost in as
sessment has roused farmers of the
county, those of them who have
heard it The boost has been kept
quiet by the county assessor who
admitted, he knew the storm would
break when the farmers find it out.
. Employes f the county assessor's
office declared the "farmers would
be coming in by the hundreds to
protest against the big boost as
soon as they get the 'bad news.' "
Assessor Defends Boost.
The increase is defended, how
ever, by the assessor. He pointed
out that even with the boost,
Douglas county farms are assessed
at only from $50 to $200 an acre.
"This is the first new assessment
since 1916," said Assessor Fitz
gerald. "Everything has gone up in
these 'four years and I see no rea
son why farm lands should not bear
their increased' assessmert. It
means a doubling of the taxes they
have been paying the last four
years but the tax is just, neverthe
"They won': be paying more than
their proper share now. In fact,
they have been paying less than
their proper share the last two or
But One Objection.
County Commissioners O'Connor,
McDonald anJ Unitt went to Lin
coln this morning to the meeting of
the state board of equalization which
will try to equalize the tax assess
ments of the counties of the state.
"There's only one objection to the
big boost of farm values in Douglas
county," slid Commissioner O'Con
nor, "and that is that it means
Douglas county may pay more than
its share of state taxes. Some of
the other .:ounties are putting a very
low value on their land.
"Naturally the assessment for
state taxes touches "such counties
lightly in comparison to Douglas
county. Some counties return
assessments on farm lands as low
as $5 and $6 an acre. Of course,
some counties have land that isn't
worth much more than that."
Sample " increases in Douglas
county are these: In the Waterloo
district, 47 acrs, assessed at $1,325
in 1916, and at $2,625 this year; 55
acres, assessed at $1,800 in 1916 and
at $3,600 this year; 79 acres, assess
ed at $4,400 in 1916 and at $8,800 this
year; 80 acres, assessed at $6,000 in
1916 and at 12,000 this year.
Valley district: 144 acres, assess
ed at $10,975 in 1916 and at $20,150
this vear; 80 ices, assessed at $5,400
in 1916 and at $9,600 this year.
Millard district: 160 acres, as
sessed at $15,500 in 19'6 and at $31,-
200 this year.
Ihe 1916 assessment held tor ne
years 1917, 1918 and 1919, country
assessments being made only every
Mediation Board Fails to
Hear Striking Railway Men
Washington, Aug. 6. The United
States board of mediation and con
ciliation failed today to hear a dele
gation of striking railway employes,
headed by John Grunau, president
of the Chicago Yardmen's associa
tion, appealing in behalf of men
anxious to return to work. Mem
bers of the board were not present
and the delegation was informed by
the secretary that it would be neces
sary to file formal application asking
for consideration of their claims.
LEADER OF DENVER
STRIKE FIGURED IN
TROUBLE IN OMAHA
Vice President of Union Said
He Was Opposed to
A. H. Burt, international vice
president of the street car men's
union, who is in charge of the car
men's, strike in Denver, which Thurs
day resulted in two deaths and
the wrecking of the office of the
Denver Post, was in Omaha during
the recent street car .wage controversy.-,,,,
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If the decision of the state railway
commission, now pending, fails to
clear up the wage dispute here, Burt
will probably return to take charge
of the situation, it is said.
During the wage hearing before
the railway commission here Burt
took the stand and testified that he
was against violence in strikes.
Burt issued a statement after the
rioting in Denver yesterday depre
cating the violence and disclaiming
Chicago Is Bidding
For Olympic Games In
Chicago, Aug. 6. -Everett C.
Brown, for years a member of the
executive committee of the Olympic
games, who left New York a few
days ago on the Lapland, will ex
tend an invitation to the Olympic
games committee on August 10 at
Antwerp, Belgium, to hold the 1924
Olympic games in Chicago at Grant
park, it was announced here today.
Mr. Brown will present the invita
tion in the name of the city. The
invitation will suggest to the com
mittee that Chicago will have one
of the largest stadiums in the
world at Grant park, on the lake
front, when work started yesterday
on a $130,000,000 lake front improve
ment plan, is completed.
Three Stars On Booze Ship
fs Tip to Federal Officers
Prohibition enforcement officers
in Omaha are looking for an air
plane, it is said,, on which are paint
ed three stars. ,
The plane is declared to be that
of flying bootleggers from Canada.
Prohibition Enforcement Officer
J. ,F. Hanley was asked, yesterday
the meaning of the three stars.
"S-s-sh," he replied, putting his
finger to his lips in warning. Don't
tell anybody. I understand that it
stands for 'Three-Star Hennessy.'"
New Head Appointed for
Code Law Market Bureau
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Special.) The
bureau of markets establishel under
the code law is being reorganized
after several months of inactivity.
W. C. Andrews, who has been
serving as chief of the dairy division
in the argiculture department, will
also act as chief of the bureau.
Lincoln Wants Roosevelt.
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Special.) Lin
coln democrats are anxious to get
Franklin D. Roosevelt, democratic
nominee for vice president, to make
an afternoon speech here on August
28, when he is to deliver an evening
address at Omaha. Secretary J. S
McCarty of the democratic state
committee is trying to arrange the
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WEST MAY BUILD
BEAT RAIL RATES
Business Men Believe Freight
Increases Will Tend to
Make Middle West
Westward the course of industry
takes its way and the hike in freight
rates eventually will redound to the
benefit of industrial Omaha, many
business experts believe. If the cost.
or transportation, is, nign, lactones
are expected to move nearer the
source of supply and shorten the
"It has always seemed foolish to
me to send all our raw materials
down east and then ship them all the
way back as finished products," said.
W. E. Rhoadcs, vice president of
the United States Nationat bank, yes
terday. "As soon as the new cost
of shipping is found to be perma
nent I think we may xpect many
manufacturers to establish branches
in the mid Jle west. Why should we
clog the railroads shipping stuff
back and forth? It looks like a
waste of time and energy, to say
nothing oi the amount it adds to the
cost of the product.
A Lesson of War.
"The success of many big corpo
rations is due to their abolition of
waste. Manufacturing enough goods
to supply the middle west right at
home where we have the raw mate
rial at hand is in spirit with the les
son of conservation we learned dur
ing the war."
H. D. Bergen, assistant manager
of the traffic bureau of the Chamber
of Commerce, is another who expects
the increase in freight rates which go
into effect later this month to tend
to draw factories closer to the point
. "Wouldn't it be a good thing if we
could stop the western wool at
Omaha instead of watching it go
through to the mills around Bos
ton?" he asked. We have to pay
the freight clear across the country
there and back, because the woolen
mills are all in New England. Wool
goes through here in trainloads.
Pretty soon we wear it on our backs,
but look where it's been."
New Industries Coming.
, New industries are steadily com
ing to Omaha. One of 1he latest is
a plant for making white tile fix
tures. These will be cut, polished
and assembled in a factory estab
lished at Albright The tile is pro
duced in West Virginia and shipped
here, unfinished, by the carload, at
the lowest possible freight charge.
Another branch factory has leased a
building to produce enameled kitch
enware and -plumbing fixtures. Still
another, a New York corporation,
will soon spend $200,000 on a build
ing to be erected on West Center
street for the manufacture of com
mercial oxygen and hydrogen from
Business men consider that in this
'manner the car shortage also will
be minimized, since the average
journey of freight cars would be
shorter if the west began to manu
facture enough of its raw products
into finished materials to supply its
own demands. -
Floaters Oet in Fen.
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Specials
Twelve of the 24 new prisoners re
ceived at the state penitentiary dur
ing July were floaters from Oklaho
ma, Missouri. Colorado, Iowa, New
York. Ohio, South Dakota and Cal
Auto Burns Near LaPlatte.
Plattsmouth, Neb . Aug. 6. (Spe
cial) A large touring car of un
known ownership was burned up
along the highway near La Platte.
It is thought to be the property of
Federal Soldiers Now at Camp
Funston to Leave for Mile
High City Not Later Than
CITIZENS GUARD TOLD
TO "SHOOT TO KILL'1'
Business District Is Armed
Camp Strike in Violation
Of an Injunction Secured
Several Weeks Ago.
Denver, Col., Aug. 6. Five hun
dred federal troops have been or
dered to leave Camp Funston, Kan.
for Denver "not later than the
morning of Augusc 7," according to
a telegram received here tonight
by Governor Shoup from the cen
tral department of the United States
army at Chicago.
Federal troops at Fort Logan,
Col., have been ordered to hold
themselves in readiness for imme
diate call, according to the tele
gram. "Shoot to kill." That was the in
struction given this afternoon to
1,000 citizens who volunteered to
protect life and property from a
repetition tonight of last night's
rioting, growing out of a strike of
street car trainmen. The volunteers
were furnished with sawed off shot
guns and army rifles.
Denver's business district will be
an armedcamp tonight. Mobs bent""
upon rioting will not go unresisted.
Armored tank cars, mounted with
Browning machine guns, capable of
belching forth 500 shots a minute,
will patrol downtown streets. The
city authorities announced late to
day they were prepared for any
Theaters have been ordered closed
at 7 p. m., and citizens have been .
asked to remain in their homes.
Armored Cars Ready.
The armored cars were being put
in readiness at the city shops. They
will be modeled after military tank
cars, and all occupants will be pro
tected by steel plates capable of re
sisting anything but artillery fire.
Machine guns also will be station
ed on the tops of buildings near pos
sible fiot centers, manned by men
who learned to use them in France..
Many veterans of the -"world wa"r,
aroused by the menace to life and
property created by last nights riots,
have been sworn in as special police
men Judge Greeley W. Whitford in the
district court this afternoon ordered
the leaders of the striking street car
trainmen to immediate recall the
order issued last Sunday for a strike
The judge found seven of the lead
ers1 guilty of contempt for calling
Attorney Wayne Williams, coun
sel for the striking carmen following
the action of. Judge Whitford, an
nounced he. would attempt to have
President Henry Silberg, of the car
men's union, call the strike off to
night. President Silberg announced that a
meeting of the executive committee
of the union would be held immed
iately to consider the situation.
Violation of Injunction.
The strike leaders were alleged to
have violated an injunction secured
by the city several weks ago re
straining the company from reduc
ing wages and the men from strik
ing. The men now ere striking for
higher pay. -
Judge Whitford this afternoon is
sued a new injunction restraining
the union from picketing the proper
ty of the company ai.d also from in
terfcrcing with the movement of
Judge Whitford f.aid he would sen
tence the seven men tomorrow morn
ing af II o'clock. The court an
nounced the sentence imposed wouid
be governed largely by the conduct
of strikers between now and tomor
row morning. v
Counsel for the city, after the
judge had announced his findings,
asked for clemency for those found
A riot call from the East Denver
car barns was received at 4:25
o'clock this afternoon and was an
swered by two truck loads of police
men, armed with sawed-off shot
guns. A picket at the barns was ait
leged to have fired a gun in the di
rection of the br.rns. The police dis
persed the crowd without much dif
ficulty. Nj onew as injured.
Legion Takes Hand.
The American Legion of Denver
this afternoon promised to assist tha
city officials in maintaining order.
Between 400 end 500 legion mem
bers, wearing the uniforms , which
they wore during the world war. will
patrol the outlying districts of the
city to relieve the regular police
force for duty in the downtown sec
tion. There was no serious disorder to
day, although there were frequent
gatherings of strikers and strike
sympathizers. So far the only deaths
were the two men killed at the South
Side car barns last night.
Thirty-four persons have been in
jured and 30 arrested in connection
with the rioting. Statements by of
ficers of the Denver Trades and La
bor assembly and of the Tramway
Men's union were issued late this
afternoon denying that they were re
sponsible for the rioting.
J. S. Goble, an organizer for th
Trades and Labor assembly, de
clared that the blame belonged to
local civic bodies which have been
agitating for "open shops" in Den
ver. He declared that their "propa
ganda" had infuriated the workers
of the citv and made them ready for
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