Newspaper Page Text
IV# S?// Dependable
AI ere hand he ejt Price?
Lower Than Any Other
Store, bat tor Cash Only
Calling For Economy?
| Mrs. Thrift, here is 1
something in your 8
line. Only two more m
days to take advan?
tage of the semi-an- |j
nual sale of sample
Both quality and
prices! Samples and
"run of the mill"
woven) compose the
sale. Yes, I want
at $1 44
With extra soli?ed
sole and toe. ? few
of black, white and i
colors. Then there
*44c a pair
really fine gauge lisle
and cotton, mercer?
ized and fibre silk
socks. Just a few of
them and for you,
there is a large assort?
ment of beautiful
$1.79 a pair
full fashioned and %
with mercerized lisle |
tops and soles. In |
black, white and|
street and evening I
shades. There are
some even better,
With toes and heels
choice of shades and
black and white.
Some are ingrain
dropstitch ribbed silk
| stockings. In black
and colors. Or you
may like these
Silk and Fibre
They are cotton and |,
pure silk |
This is a
chance to save for the _,
.year if you calculate m
_ Continued from pMre I
violence than any conceivable propa?
ganda could accomplish."
Socialists Plan Fight
Meanwhile Sacislist headquarters in ?
New York havt begun to plan the cam- ;
r>airn for reseating the suspended five, j
? fund to finance the fight has been
opened, and a meeting to which al!
leaders of liberal political thought, in
or out of the Socialist party, w.l be in?
vited, is announced for next Monday
' Con'erenccs between the ousted
members and the leaders of the party
held at the Rand School. 7 East Fif?
teenth Street, yesterday resulted in
thf> announcement last ni?jht of this
Legal opinion connected with the
sta'e is reported from Albany to have j
ridiculed the idea thai any tight i
against ihe Assembly's ruling can be
successfully made in the courts.
The question of the Assembly privi- ?
lege would make euch an action impos?
sible, it is asserted. 9
Will Prove Good Thine
"In the long run. the action of the
Legislature in excluding the Socia'ists \
will prove a good thing," said Charles i
H. Betts, of Lyons, one of the prom- '
Inent up-state members of the Kepubn- I
can State Committee. "The Boston
police strike was a good thing, and so
was the steel strike. They were what
we sometimes call 'showdowns.'
"AI! that those Socialist members wi'l
have to do will be to raise their right
hands and say that they prize their
American citizenship above the rules ?
and usages of the Socialist party?-that j
they will sustain the federal and state j
constitutions as against any order from ?
a Social' st executive committee which j
in turn may be controlled by aliens.
"If they stand for the United States
and ihe State of New York first'thev ;
will come outiall right. At least, that j
is my prediction." ?
R ben W. Bonyr.go, former president
of the Nationa' Republican Club and a !
former member of the llou.e of Reprc- j
sentatives, jesterday was requested ?>y I
lawyers belonging to the club to pre |
pare a statement on the act on of the |
Assembly in excluding the five Social?
ist A'semblymen with particular rci
crence to tl e que tion as to th^ power
of a legislative body to s'op a member
elect, at the threshold, until an investi?
gation has been made of his right to a
seat. In his statement Mr. Bonyge
says, in part:
"This power unquestionably exists
and is supported by numerous prece?
dents. The case in which the whole
question involved was m">st thorougu y
nvestigated and the authority reviewed
is that of Brigham H. Roberts, who was
charged with being a polygamtst.
"It may be of interest to review the
facts of that case'and the action taken
by the House of Representatives.
Roberts was a Representative-elect to
the Fifty-sixth Congress from the State
of Utah. On the opening day of the j
session, when his name was called on ;
the swearing in of members, he was re- j
quested to step aside. A resolution'
was then presented by another member
of the House.
"A committee was appointed. Roberts
appeared before the committee, ques?
tioned its jurisdiction and its power !
to report against his prima facie right \
to ? iseat in the House. Witnesses,
were examined, and after full argu-j
ment before the committee, two re- I
ports were filed.
"The majority of the committee re- |
ported that Roberts should not be per
mitled to become a member and that
the House had the ri^ht to exclude ;
him. A minority of the committee i
was of the opinion that the proper |
procedure wa to permit him to be j
sw'rn in and then to evpsl him."
The committee reported:
"'No government cou'd possibly
exist in the face of such practices.
He ?b in open war against the laws
and insti utions of the country,
who-e Congress he seeks to enter. !
Such an idea is intolerable. It is \
upon the principle asserted in this j
ground that all cases of exclusion
have been based.'
"The majority found that both
houses of Congress had in ? number of
instances exercised the right to stop a j
member-elect at the thre hold.
"After two days' deba'e in the House i
the resolution of exclusion, reported by
the majority of the com. tittee, was
adopted by a vote of 2.'.8 to 50, and
the seat was declared vacant.
"Similar proceeding was also recently
had in the case of Victoi Berger, a
member elect to the House of Repre- ;
"it teems clear that tho Assembly
acted within its constitutional power
and authority, and in accordance with
the legislative precedents.
"As to the expediency of the action,
there may be, and undoubtedly are,
wide difference of opinion. An intelli?
gent answer to that question cannot
' be given until the facts upo.i which
' the Assemb y acted are made known
I to the public."
To Tree Thinkers9
First Move in the Struggle
to Reseat 'Ousted Five*
Will Be Made Monday
The Socialist drive against the action
of the Sta'e Assemb'y suspending the
: five New York Socialist Assemblymen,
is to be extended to include "all liberal
! 'hinkers and believers in American
iberty" regardless of- their po'itical
affiliations, according to an announce*
: ment made last night from Socialist
headquarters at the Rand School, 7
Enst Fifteenth Street.
The first definite move in the strug?
gle to reseat the suspended legislators
will be made on Monday evening next
when a general meeting will be held
at 7 Eist Fifteenth Street, which will
plan the opening stages of the cam
Th:s announcement was made by
Auguat Claessens, one of the suspended
members, following a meeting of the
; l""is'ative emmit'ee of the party,
which also was a't'-nd-d by sta'e ?tid
county leaders nnd by 'he ousted five
Fund Under Way
"This mec'in?" Caes en* sa:d,
"will he a sort of R convention of all
Tot ral thinkers and believers in Amer?
ican liberty We will invite all those
who believe that th-? constitutional
rights of free Americans to choose
?lu- r own le is'nt ve renresontativos
have bren outraged by this action, to
join is in forming plans to combat it,
"There are a great many thinking
rri"n and women, who are not S icfal*
' ;*' . w o are properly indignint at
the outrage and they will be asked to
join our council? Thin is an affront
to a bigger thing than the Socialist
party. It. 1* an insult to all Americans
?? Real =?
who believe in the Declaration of" In?
Ciaessens added that the Defense
Fund, which was- opened yesterday
afternoon to finance the light to reseat
the ousted five, had reached a total of
nearly a thousand dollars in the first
During the day it was announced
that a special issue of "The New York
Call," dealing exclusively wUh the
Socialist side of the controversy,
would be published Sunday, and would
be distributed without charge on the j
streets. Announcement also was made ;
of an open air protest meeting, which ;
will take place this afternoon at 110th
Street and Fifth Avenue, where the
suspended logis'ators and the local l
leaders of the movement will speak. ,
Other mass meetings are planned.
? Committee Statement Issued
At noon yesterday the State Execu- i
tive Comnrttc-e issued a statement, j
signed by S. John Block, state chair- j
man; Algernon Lee and James O'Neal,
which attacks the Assembly's. re*olu
tion suspending the five legislators
from a dozen d'fferent angles. This
document reads in part:
"In its proclamation last August the
Socialist party declared th.it 'we pledge
our supp rt t'o the revolutionary work?
ers of Russia in the maintenance of
their soviet government; to the radical
Socialists of Germany, Austria and
Hungary in their efforts to establish
working-class rule in their countries.'
This statement, which followed the
overthrow of czarism and kaiserism,
is craftil construed to Imply that our
organization wh eh in America par?
ticipates in political campaigns and
appeals to the suffrage of the voters, is
committed to force and violence to
accomplish its aims.
"The Assembly resolution further as- I
sorts that the Socialist party is com- !
mitted to the Moscow international and
that the latter is pledged to the vio?
lent overthrow of organized govern?
ment. The Socialist party is not com?
mitted to any international organiza?
tion, and even if affiliated with the
Moscow international, this would not
commit it to .vn'ence. This interna?
tional in its official statement leaves
to the affiliated national groups ques?
tions of policy and mcthoJs, stating
distinctly that political action is par
fcctly consistent with such affiliation.
As recently as la*t August our partv?
emphatically reaffirmed its po'.lc of '
education, organization and peaceful
appeal to the suffrage of the voters. :
We nave deeply sympathized with the
struggles of the Russian peasants and
workers in their efforts tj establish
their own ins itutions. In doing so
we have kept in mind the experience
of the American cotonists in 1776,!
when they were engaged in a similar :
struggle for' self-determination.
Party Pledge Defended
"Our party pledge which pledges
members to be guided by the constitu- |
ion and platform of the party is in- i
eluded as one of our crimes. In re- i
quiring this pledge of members, a
pledge that has been a qualification
for membership for tw;ncy years, we
have intended to guard against polit?
ical trading or compromi.-e-with other
political parties. To sign such a pledge
is no more a violation o fthe Con titu
tion of the United Slat's ;than similar
pledges taken by members o.' the
Masonic order, Knights of Columbus,
trade unions, or any other association
of citizens. j
"It is absurd and dishonest to con
tend, as the third paragraph of the'
Assembly resolution does, that there
is something illegal or criminal in the
acceptance of such a pledge. Through?
out the country, small cliques of
po iticians, bankers and business men
instruct and pledge representatives of
the two dominant parties to enrry out
certain policios, and there are many
cases of representatives who failed to
obey these cliques and ?rpre retired
to private life. The Socialist party
!.penl'y pledges the loyalty of its mem
?ers and elected officiais to its con?
structive programme, and wc presume
this is its crime.
Charge of Alienism Disputed
"We deny that instructions are given >
elected officials by 'the executive com- !
mittee made up in who.e or part of!
aliens or alien enemies.' The over- I
whelming majority of the party mem- i
bership is composed of citizens. Its'
officers and members of political com-i
mittees are always citizens. The
party has maintained bureaus and
special committees to aid non-citizens.
to become citizens and it has often
been obstructed in this civic work
by Republican and Democratic poli?
ticians who are voc.ferous in their,
"No official or member of the party
has ever received instructions in viola
lion of the state fir Federal constitu
t'on.s, or in violation of any laws of
'.he state or nation. With the low cun?
ning of a man with a bad case, our
enemies seek to convey the impresuion
that we have done, so, but they cannot
produce the slightest evidence to verify
"The S... Louis resolution, now three
years old, is referred to in the hope of I
justifying the usurpations 01 the As- j
sembly. The Sociali.it party-was op?
posed to the war and many other citl- ?
zens were opposed to entering it. in- :
C ucling members of Congre:;*. Many
people who then disagreed with our ;
' views now believe that events both dur
! ing and since the clo^e of t o groat
war afford justification for our views. ?
However, the resolution proceeds to de
?liberate falsehood when it asserts that;
tie Socialist party urged the people to
; refuse 'to engage even in the produc- '.
tion, of munitions of war and other
Antagonism to Law Denied
! "Neither before nor after the war
did the Socialist party urge the viola
I tion of any war laws or peace laws.
j We conducted our educational work i
I along legal lines. Quoting' from the'!
St. Louis resolution, we expressed our
exposition to 'all proposed legislation '
for military or industrial conscription,"
and should such legislation be enacted '
we pledged the party to 'continuous
efforts for the repeal of such laws." ?
j We clrcu ated thousands of mass peti-?
liions for the repeal of the so-called
selective'draft law, the petitions also
demanding a referendum of the voters
of the nation on this matter. These
forms of acton are perfectly lawful
and constitutional. They constitute
?the methods by which we expressed
our position on various matter;! as they
| arose during the war. The implication
(that we favored violence and open re
i bel 1k)ii against war legislation is ut
jter'y false and w'thout foundation.
, "We demand that the Assembly im
i mediately revoke its disgraceful and
I autocratic action, that it reenfranchlse
| the thousands of voters uh.) have by
i their votes asserted'tHnt our party is
not 'inimical' to the public welfare, and
! that a rtpub ican foim of government,
; guaranteed to each stafe by .he Fed
'< eral Constitution be restoied to the
people o: New York State."
In a personal statement Alg-rnon
; Lee. a member of tho state- executive
A Nutritious Diet for AU Ages
Quick Lunch at Home or Office
i Avoid JiuU&tiea? ?od Substitutes
committee, declared the action of the '
Assembly was entirely without lega! J
??It is claimed," he said, "that the |
Assembly has the legal right to say j
that men wrongly ejected to its bodies!
may not take their seats. This is ;
probably correct, but I do not believe j
that the Assembly also has the right I
to state what does or what does not I
constitute a wrong election. That is I
fundamentally defined in the Consti- i
lution. A member of the Assembly!
night be suspended because his elec- I
tion had been fraudulently contrived, j
because he was an alien, or because I
he was not of age; but if it is legal to'
disqualify an Assemblyman because he
is a Socia'ist, what is to stop the i
Assembly, if it if so disposed, from !
disqualifying a member because he
is a Roman Catholic, or a Protestant,
or a Free Mason, or because he does
not play poker, or because he has r:;d
hair? To such procedure there is no
Julius Gerber, executive secretary of
the Socialist party of New York
County, said several letters had been .
received from citizens of New York |
expressing indignaTion at the Assem- I
bly's action, and offering support in
the legal fight to reinstate the sus- I
pended members. One of these was '
from Gilbert E. Roe, an attorney, and ?
former partner of Senator La Fol- i
lette, who has recently been prominent |
in support of the radical movement i
and who was placed on the Overman
list as a pacifist during the war.
Another was from the Rev Wolcott j
Cutler, curate of Calvary Church, on
East Twenty-second Street. Mr. Cut?
ler inc.osed a check, which, he said, !
was "for the propagation of the princi- '
pies of true Americanism and of the
orderly processes of political and so- 1
U. S. Will Assist
Exiles ' Families
If Dependents Desire,
Government Will Send
Them After Deportees j
WASHINGTON. Jan. 9.?The govern- ?
ment has definitely decided to render
aid t? the dependents of a'ien radicals
whom it deports Assistant Attorney
General Gnrvan announced to-day. Ac?
tion in this direction will be taken
purely as a humanitarian measure and
not because of any ob ?g?tions to the
families of the aliens, he added.
Federal agouti have been instructed .
to investigate the circumstances of all ,
families from which the government
h'is deported the breadvinner, but Mr.
Garvan warned that "no false sympa
thics would enter into the govern?
ment's decision in extending assist?
It luis not yet been d0+a,-m'*,ed
through what channels provision will
be made for the care of the persons
left a'one through the "follies of their
family heads." It was indicated, how?
ever, that eventually, if the persons
concerned so chose, they would be sent
to join the deportees overseas. Leg?
islation may be necessary to accom?
plish this, but officials felt that by
sending these people away the nation
would be freed from further trouble
breeding by these particular strains
of blood and thought.
Officiais also said that much of the
ground for possible reprisals wou'd 1
be removed if the families were finally
sent to join their leaders. It was
said that should the dependents leut :
here become destitute a false attitude
might be propagated against the gov?
ernments action in deporting ,the
While the government makes no i
provision for the families of persons
sent to Federal prisons, it was ex?
plained that deportation was a differ?
ent matter, and that because of its
possible effect in Russia and 'other
foreign countries it was worth whi.e
for the government to care for per?
sons left here unprovided for as a
result of deportation proceedings.
Martens9s Money Aided
V. S. 'Reds,' Says Official
Soviet Envoy Helped Finance
Communists in Chicago,
Declares II. A. Berger
CHICAGO. Jan. 9.-Ludwig C. A. K.
Martens, self-styled "Soviet Ambassa- ,
dor" and representative of L?nine and '
Trotzky in the United States, helped
finance the Communist and Communist ,
Labor parties in Chicago, according to
a statement given out to-day by As?
sistant State's Attorney He'nry A.
lic-igor made the announcement after
examining the archives of the Corn?
il uni t Labor party, seized yesterday
at Moline, when Edwar Owens, secre?
tary of the party, was arrested on a
warrant charging him with violation
of the state anti-sedition law.
Among the papers in the possession
of the state's attorney, he said, is a
canceled, check for $120 bearing Mar- |
tens-'s signature. The money was used :
to purchase a lease on a hall used as '
a Communist lecture room.
State's Alton ey Mactay Hoyne also
has telegrams from Martens to local
radicals, giving detailed instructions
for ti e "Red" campaign here.
Investigation of radical activities
here wa ? suspended to-day because of i
the illness of John T. Ciei^h on, As- i
sistant United States Attorney Gen
eral, and four Department of Justicj j
operatives. They were stricken with j
a mysterious illness while in thei? of- |
fices in the Federal Building ; esterday. '
Physician; expressed the opinion the ?
rooms hud become contaminated fr>m I
crowding in rad'cals who were to be
questioned, but were unable to diag- l
nose the ailment.
Say State's Lawyers
ALBANY, Jan. 9. -Reports from New
York City to-day that the five Socialist
Assemblymen who were suspended on
Wcdno: day intended to appeal to the
courts were ridiculed by 1 iwyers c ,n
nected with the State service. They
declared that under the Constitution
the 'swmh'v is the so*e judge of the
qualifications of its members and that
there is no appeal. They denied thai
any action could be brought against in ,
dividual members or" the Assembly *ay- i
i..? that the Constitution makes As- j
semblymen free from respons.bilitv in j
any other place- for speeches or debate
in the Legislature.
When the Assembly Judiciary Com?
mittee, which is to try the suspended
members, convenes next Monday, evi- !
dence will be presented. !t is declared, j
of such a character as to demand the ,
expulsion of two of the accused. Fur- ;
ther evidence, which will be submitt"d
to the committee it is said, will show :
that the political party of the sus- ,
pended Socialists is directly connected
with the Soviet government oi Russia l
and that each win? of the party is just ;
as radical as the other.
Warrants Reach Detroit
For 352 Seized in Raids]
? ,,-? I
Group of 31 Arrested La?t No?
vember as Anarchists To Be
Started for the East To-day
DETROIT. Jan. 9. -Deportation war
rants for 352 of 400 a'leged commu
nists held here as the result of raids
last week were received from Wash
ington to-day. At the same time war
rants for the deportaron of thirty- i
one of fifty-seven a'leged anarchists \
and Bolshevik! taken in raids last No?
vember also were received.
The group ofthirty-one.it was state-d
?o-day will be started for New York
to-morrow to await the sailing of the
second "soviet ark."
Federal o ficers here were advisee
that special guards would be sent from j
the East to accompany the largor i
group of undesffab.es when they are
sent to New York. To avoid Hie pos
eibility of any demonstration when 1
they depart it was said they wou d ;
board a' train at some point outside
of Detroit instead of being taken ,di
rectly to the local station.
Officers directing the campaign
against alleged radica's here expressed
the opinion to-day that within a month
Detroit would be entirely cleared of
Soviet Bureau a Blind
For L?nine, Says Lusk]
Used for Distribu? run Fron.-t
panda Directed Agninst the
I'. S. Government, tie Asserts
ELMIRA, N. Y.. Jan. 9.?The pre*
'ended commercial activity of the
Suviel Bureau in New York wa ^ a
blind for distributing letters from
L?nine to American workingmen and
the distribution of ot!i<:r propaganda
directed against the government, de?
clared State Senator Clayton il. Lusk
in a statement hero to-day a-' chair?
man of the joint legislative commit?
tee investigating radicalism in Now
Senator Lusk, who issued the state?
ment fr m his home in Cortland for
publication here, answered the charges
in tie form of questions which tho
five Socialist Assemblymen, a yet un?
seated in the State Asembly. had pre
pared to present to the Legislature
against the joint committee.
Senator Lusk's statement follows:
"No one outside of momb r ou
el and agents of the committee and
fate and local officials have had any
hing to d~> with the so-called rn:d:; or-,
he Soviet Bureau, or any other organi
alien. No papers seized have beer,
received by any one other than agents
of the ommittee.
"Any papers seized at the Soviet Bu?
reau were brought in evidence before
he committee in public hearings.
Photographs of some of those have
'?een published in newspapers. I do
ot know for what purpo e they have
been used or whether copies have been
;en+ to England.
"R. N. Nathan said to be Briti h
Secret Service chief in the United
States, never had any more information.
to my knowledge, than did the news?
paper renorters and the public gener?
ally. There wore no papers of com?
mercial importance to any one. The
pretended commercial activity of the ;
Soviet Bureau was a blind for distrib
uting letters from L?nine to American
workingmen and the distribution of
other propaganda directed against the
Disclaims Responsibility *
"The sergeant-at-arms of the com-i
mittee is the sergeant-at-arms of the :
Senate. He has never, to my knowl- ''?
edge, received money from any source
except from the State: of New York.:
The Lusk Committee is not responsible ;
for the action of the Assembly.
"The Speaker of the Assembly if, a i
member of the committee and has
knowledge of the evidence against these ;
members. The is.iue is clean-cut. If j
these men believe in and are working ;
to bring about the overthrow of the j
government by force and violence, they
wi 1 undouhted'y be denied? their sea's.
If not, they will be permitted to serve. !
"These charges against the commit?
tee are made by them with the full
know-ledge of their falsity and solely
for distracting the attention of the
public from the issue, which is simply |
whether they personally art? advocating
and attempting the overthrow of our
government by violence and revolution.
They should bo held to thi-i issue and
given a fair trial."
27 Seized ?u^ied" Raid
On Pennsylvania Town
Records Shoic 150 in a Village
of 500 Arc Members of the
Russian Communist Party
BUTLER. Pa., Jan. 9. -Twenty-seven
alleged radicals, mostly Buss.ans, said
to be members of the Communist party,
were anested this afternoon by Pe
partment of Justice agents at West
Winfield near here. Twenty were
taken to Pittsburgh and the others
placed in the Butler County jail.
The rnid was unexpected by the vil?
lage, which has fewer than five hun?
dred inhabitants. Records of the
Communist party organization seized
n a raid two days ago showed that
nlm?rt one hundred and fifty residents
of West Winfield were members of
the Russian Communist party.
Many of the men wan'ed _ could not
be found when the raiding'party de
??<?<-" ?<.'<? on the town.
.MVk-ur,.. lili i^ ^_... __-...?-....._.... -.'__' ^ I
USTERATED CUM CORPORATION. NEV/ YORK. U.S.A TES-:*^*^ V?~ "4
The brand which has raised
chewing gum to the dignity
of a national "health-habit."
Continued from pnce t '?
sent a letter to Attorney General Pal- |
mer charging that the Department of !
Juftice igents who conducted the raids ?
eight dfys ago us:d brutal methDds in j
examining the aliens He declared that i
Louis Pekelney, 83 West 118th Street,
"was brutally beaten by agents of the
Department of Justice in the Park Row
Building." Mr. Recht said his client ?
was asked to si^n a certain document j
the contents of which he knew nothing j
and wn? "beaten, kicked and cuffed j
for his refusal.'" Pekelney, who is
no?-- at E lis Island, st^l V rs the
mark? of his treatment, M* Recht said.
Violence Not Tolerated
Officials of the department denied
the charges. George F. Lamb, Super?
intendent of the bureau of ?nve-?tig-t
tioM, declared that violence in the.
handling of those taken in the raids
was not toleriited. . "We have heard I
charges like that" before," he said, j
"There is nothing to them." ;
Dr. Michael Mis ig, who was held to
be in t jntempt of court for refusing!
to ansver questions before the Lu-?k
?o? it.i, ce yesterday was tcchr.ica !y
loi mi ed to the Lud'ow Street jail.
!Jy agreement before Justice Vernon
M. Dav.s, of the Supreme Court, it
was arranged that on being taken to
jai ! e would be released on bond.
Mi lig. vho had admitted he hid loaned
mo o Martens, refused to tell the j
commi oe the names of members of j
tht Russian Federation. 1
1 arrj Weinberger, who acted as at-j
torn-, for "Emma Coldman and other!
dort--' . anarchists, announced yester
dav thi t he had received notice to
remove i'rim the bui ding at 201 Broad?
way, where he has maintained his law
oiTi ?-? f< r ten year''.
He s;nd his name had been taken off
the building directory and the elevator
ma i had boon in tructed to inform
oui nts hat he was no longer there.
"It's ; 11 because I have defended peo?
ple who, under the Constitution, are
entitled to defense," said Mr. Wein?
berger. "Everj i idividual accused of
a crime is entitled to his day in court.
Bu the owner of this bui.ding doesn't
thi Ut s ?"
I . A. Treadwell, -11 Park Row, agen'
of the building, said Mr. Weinberge
wa.; no a tenant of the building bu
su! leas d office room from a tenant
He eai I the occupants of the ofric
had been served no.ice that their lease
wo lid not be extended beyond May 1.
Britain Short of Coal;
Profiteering Is Charged
On*%?';?'ors Acr?-?^?. of Export?
ing Ont mit at Hisrh P-?ces
!-'?>"*? Cut for Home Use
I ONDO?, Jan. 9.?Shortage of house- j
hold coal, which approaches famine !
pr< porl mis, it-: reported in many thickly ;
popuated districts throughout Great;
Britain resulting in protests to the
co? 1 comptroller from numerous places'
in ? ? is' ire, S uth Wal s the London
districts und a'so from ire'and.
Despite the fact that official returns
show a constantly increasing output, !
poorer citizens have found it virtualy i
impossiVe to procure even small sup- j
pli -s since the government announced j
a reduction of iO shi lings on each ton '>
?"'' . - V'ouso o ?< '" I ?> .s m ' T* "?
the municipal authorities have decided ;
to close the grade schoo's because they :
lack fuel with which to heat the build- j
ings. . . J
ii."'- ? Is of the Mi'ior- Federation'air's
lege the shortage is due to the fact trial |
th' bn'k of -the supply is being sent
?broad at huge profits for the owners,
who refuse to allow the coal to be sold
in Great Britain for household pur?
poses at the government's price.
A deputation representing the Mine ?
Workers'. Federation is preparing 'to !
wait upon the government with a de- !
mand "that exorbitant profits to own?
ers be stopped immediate y." it is also
announced that a conference will -be
called by the workers on January 29 to
consider the government's repiy to the
Atlantic Fleet on Cruise
Warships Will Have Winter
Maneuvers in West Indies
ON BOARD THE U. S. S. PENNSYL?
VANIA, Jan. 9 (By Wireless to The
Associated Press).?Admiral H. B. Wil
son, commander in chief of the Atlanti -
fleet. left the rendezvous off the Chesa
peake Capes to-day with the battle
ships Pernsvlvania. Arizona. Nevada.)
Oklahoma. Utah, Florida and Delaware j
for the winter maneuvers in the West
Indies, which will end May 1.
A part of the destroyer squadron
and the auxiliaries will join the fleet
at Gunntanaroo. Cuba, and the subma- .
rine forces will join it later.
L?nine Seeks to Delay
'Red' Revolt in Italy
ROME. Jan. 9.?The "E->o-a" says thi?t
Nicolai L?nine has written another i
letter to the directors of the S^ciaii' t j
party imploring them not to precipitate ;
any revolutiona-y movement, which in I
the present conditions would have no j
probability of success.
L?nine adds that a revolution in ?
Daly now would have a pfave repereus- ;
s:ort in th? Fufi?isn Soviet Repub'ic
which is about to negotiate with the
bourgeois rowers for 'he acknowledg"- '
ment of the? present state of affairs In
Russia and also for essential ?conomie
All this wouM be rejected, says
L?nine, if another revolution occurred
'n Italy, because with the eventual
spread of Bo'shevism throughout Eu?
rope, in a spirit of preservation tho I
states sfill immune from Bolshevism ,
wou'd herme'ically close themselver
"gainst infection, and the Soviet re?
public, destined to become a type for
the future, would nit hive time to
strengthen itself sufficiently to b.?eome
Sedition Bill Opposed
"enator France Would Not Fn~-!
'ier 'Inf inere Personal Liberty'
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.?Opposition
o the Ster ing sedition bill on the;
rround that adequate laws already ex- !
st to meet the situation wa? expressed
o-day by Senator France. Republican,
>f Maryland. He said the Espionage
tct passed as a war measure, had been
wholly vicious as well as ineffective."
"Much of the widespnad unrest," he
said, "is due to the enactment of re
iressive statutes which interfere with
"I am convinced that if we restore
"o our people the liberties which they
enjoyed prior to the war the serious
un re t and discontent will quickly dis?
Xesrro School Suppresses
"Red" Book Found in Library
WASHINGTON, Jan. 9.?Replying to
the statement made in the Senate yes
terday by Senator Smoot, of Utah, that '
i book on Bolshevism had been foun |
in the library of Howard University, a
?egro school here. Dr. J. Stanley Dur
tee, president of the university, said
o-night th:t the pamphlet had been
withdrawn from the ibrary when hit
attention had been directed to it.
The book. "Bolsheviks and Soviets.":
,by Albert Rhys Willi uns Dr. Durke
aid, had been contributed to the uni
versity library. He agreed that the
-p ?t-h'et q!-"M>id be sunnr^ssed.
'Red Ark9 Expects
To Dock in Finland
Stockholm Hears Deport?
ees Will Land at HQng0
sirables deported from th?Te?
st?tes or. the transport BufoM .f*
Soviet ark." probab y will be hSi th?
Hango. Finland, and w l ?i""*'-v
Russia by rail un.U>r a 8 ron? C"d *
was said here to-eiav. g gu*lJ- "
The Finnish Legation ;? -ui
cial information.^but be. * * !'Ut ?*
ressed at the Ration that n\ F
nunication would be- a'low? I -1"'
hose landing from the BuVd 2?
ill be furnished vith so?clent ft
or the journey bv mil umc,int !<*i
The haibor o:' Reval |a f,?,^
he port of I b;.u is beiw/^ ?4
''? a Unding place 'for th ^f
-l.-re thnt those depi rted fro? F
united States wi'l 'no V??i K
ransit throujh S-eden a"?n'
COPENHAGEN. Jan o nBl? i
S?es der,.'..! fro,, the United t^fc
?-il be landed h?re and tranXS
to Dan?g, according to reports fifi
ship bringing deportees will bear S
persons, it Is said, and the U? t
tutes government j-i,? . f"
i? I nited Shionii
tV. to lake ii>, .
Da n/. i g
this city, to take tto n'irom'han ?!
Washington j-a a..,.*-?** i
cals depprted on the . rmy ?
Bu'ord. which now ? ?earing | , <E
Canal, will not ' landed "
Ken. nor if? it planned to"?",/, ?;
denortees from this -ountrv to ?.
Dam b port. Anthony Caminetti ? 1
missioner General of Immigr?t! n X
to*day He st?, rH ., ,v J ?g
say whore the Buford would hind. '?
Money Voted to Pay
Teachers for Decnn!>er
Estimate Board \pr>ror>ri;.tk*
S620.0(:0 for Ove-due PuliT
lie Srhool Salarial
The Board of V timatc yestr-,.aT ?
nropnated $620000 to ay tht DerrS
ber sa'ar'es of t1 ? ????<.???'0,0..
"- ..which have not been iorlhcorrl,
because or ;, shortage n the ? ? ' ,
he Board of Education.
"I have no he ?itntion in saying *..
his cordit.on h due to the <cti--?V
be Board oi Education in Miy l'il}
uthorizir?? this amount expe-vJeti t? i
?her purposes, thus depleting ft?
?>ach:rs' salary fund." -air Conptrtlk
->"T!iif! Jr-,rot !in emerg*ncy as 6te
1 ^ard of Education Bays. It is onlv?r
mergeney In so Tar a? the teac' u*
?ve not been paid their December ski
res. Thi- i- 1 uiiictabe orTorle
?nu I nm to'd the LcgJs'atuw ?ill
ake steps to see that r. is Ktorped"?
Charge Editor I rges Murder
Accusations Cause Arrrot of
London Newspaper Prorrift?*
LONDON. Jan. D -Charles D arc >?d
nr?pr e or of "The I. ,ndon Ca* l'?le
Herald," was arrayed at the M&nsfct
House to-day. charged with -he pA I
icot:on of an ar e'e n which he if '
alleged to have said that "kill.ng i?L
Diamond, acbord'ng to the Ind??
ment, "did unlawfu :\ solicit, enc"|
age, persuade and endeavor to ptr
suade ? -nd pr"?pi so ?? d ver person?!
Ireland, to whom I artic e ^hou';*!*
commurloot. j. , ,.,-. , ,jjVers p^r
sons oarrffing "r. the :;o'-cnir?ent-.of
The Lord Mayor'?rem.-.' led the Jr
fendant, who nrotes'ed ;i"ainst ft
"transferring ol Dublii Cast e B?b
"Hc" *m I.-i'i n
HE Boylston is an exceptionally good young
^j) man's derby for these mid-winter days. The
?D\ rather full crown goes especially well with
*???y the lines of a heavy ulster.
Mr.de with Knox traditional quality, the derby is the most
practical and most favored hat for the rigorous days cf
January and February.
TEN DOLLARS TO TK'ENIY
A'NOX SOFT HA TS
TEN DOLLARS TO THIRTY
462 FIFTH AVENUE
AT 40TH STREET
UNOX HAT ?0>M?E4:fY