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WOULD HAVE DEATH PENALTY
' FOR TREASON OR SEDITION
Denver, Colo., Jan. 27. Colorado
legislature is to be asked to pass a
series of measures designed to pre
vent further strike disorders in the
state by defining treason and sedi
tion and providing the death penalty,
imprisonment or heavy fines for vio
lation of the statutes.
The measure to be introduced in
'the house provides for the death pen
alty for treason, defining treason as
"levying war against the state or ad
hering to its enemies." Sedition is
defined as urging or advising another
'to resist or defy civil officers or the
'militia, or making a speech, writing
or causing to be'published any book,
pamphlet, newspaper or magazine ar
ticle inflammatory in character, hav
ing a tendency to incite . disorder.
Such an offense is made punishable
by imprisonment of from one to five
years, or a fine of from $i,000 to
$5,000, or both.
U. S. OPERATING REAL NATIONAL
For the first; time in history Uncle
Sam today was operating a real na
tional employment bureau. In the
larger cities, where jobless men want
work or meless jobs want workers,
the department of labor this after
noon opened branches to connect the
two. One is to be opened in Chicago
Aiding this department were the
departments of agriculture and post
office. Uncle Sam, however, does not
guarantee to satisfy all comers. He
will make careful selection and dis
card the wrecks of humanity. He
proposed, however, to give real aid
to the deserving.
UNCERTAIN JUST HOW LONG
YARDS WILL BE HAMPERED
No one in authority would venture
any opinion today on probable length
of time stockyards business would
'be hampered. A number of new cases
of hoof and mouth disease have been:
found in the east and until these
cases are eliminated the local yards
will be closed.
Yesterday Dr. U. G. Houck, chief
federal veterinary inspector, issued a
strict order to local agents to, close
the yards and keep them closed .until
the beef barons clean up .their pens
and alleys and in this way kill all
danger of plague.
"Th' oyster social given by th
Beeleysport Lodge of Whipporwills
wuz well attended except by oysters."
THE FEMININE OF It
Mrs. Henpeck Is there any differ
ence, Tneodore, do you know, be
tween a fort and a fortress?
Mr. Henpeck I should imagine a
fortress, my love, would be harder to
CHICAGO GRAIN. Wheat, corri
and oats up. Provisions steady.
NEW YORK STOCKS. U. S. Steel
common and preferred dropped heav
ily. Trading in all stocks showed big
Fair tonight and Thursday; cold
wave tonight, with lowest tempera
ture 5 below or lower; moderata
north to northwest winds. Tempera
ture Tuesday: Highest, 25; I p west, 16.
Entered as second-class matter April
21,1914,atthe postoffice at Chicago,
III., "under the Act of March 3, 1879.
By Mail, Except in Chicago, $3 a Year,