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tion is a good Jaw to-apply to business VOL. 130 NO. 77, .. 1 [ajority lilted Press'Leased Wire Service.] ALBANY, N. Y., March 30.—The suspended socialist members of New York assembly were de red disloyal and unworthy of their Its in the majority report of the Jiciary committee filed today. minority report filed by William Evans, one of- the thirteen mem ts of the committee, asserts that, |ile the five socialists have been We cannot try and acquit or eon- "majority report recomnM lit the assembly vote to declare mt the seats of the five men— Igust Claessens, Louis Waldman, irles Solomon, Samuel A. DeWitt Samuel Orr, It holds that, all arges made against them 6n the pning day of the session have been |ly sustained that the socialist rty has been prdven to advocate tee and violence for overthrow of United States government* and it thewAmerican socialists are in 11 accord and sympathy with the Sssian soviet government. |Further, the majority report urges dslation which would in effect pro fit the socialist party from occupy a place on the official ballot. iThis recommendation reads: |"We Tecommend that appropriate jislation be enacted to the end that freafter no party, group or political sanization in which aliens are ac |ptable as- members, or whose prin ples, policies and program are re lonsiye to or determined by. an or Inizitlon, national or state, com pscd of persons not members of the ectorate of the nation or state, kali be privileged to occupy on the Jicial ballot of this state the posi Jn of a political party." |The socialist party is held to be sloyaf in every way. Emphasis is lid on the fact that in 1917, after |e United States entered the war, le socialists adopted a platform op ting war and allegedly engaged in systematic effort to further the iims of conscientious objectors. I Taking up evidence tending to low that socialist members of, the rev-ious assembly voted against ap* fopriations for the militia, the re t»rt declares it "Is part of the plan tHe socialist party to destroy the listing form of government and sub litute the government of the prole }riat, as fully appears by their prop- 3ENSUS FIGURES ARE It XxX^jjLi *'•1-: [otal Count of People in Towns With Gains Made in Ten v% Years. Jnited Press Leased Wire Service.] I WASHINGTON, March 30. The psus bureau announced the follow 1920 population results: Belleville, 111., 24,741. Salamanaca, N. Y., 9,276. "v Lockport, N. Y., 21.308. [Eatavia N. Y, 23,541. ,• ICorflandi K, Y., 13,294. Geneva, N. Y., 14,648| Portage, Wis., 5,582. "nrant, Qkla, 7,340. Clinton^'3So., 5,098. 1. [Hannibal, Mo., 18^50. [Cadillac, Mich., 9,ti4. Ma Oaytdn. Ky., 7,646. &'€ Taylorville, III., 5,8W' iJMWeld, 111., 6,215A I Kftwafdsvllle, 111., 5 Cm W ejt. ff^anA Report or Judiciary Committee on Five Suspended Socialist Members is Filed at Albany Today. COMMENDS SEATS BE ialist Party Branded as Revolutionary Advocate of Force and Violence to Overthrow Government. ,•- „yw 1 agan^a." Continuing, the report says: "There' is but one inference from the position of the socialists in rela tion to military and naval appropria tions and war. They would render the country and government helpless against all enemies, so that it would be helpless against them, the ene mies of established order." A second dissenting opinion was yen disloyal, the assembly has no filed by Assemblymen Wm.W.Pel kstltutional right to prescribe loy as a test of eligibility for its Imbers, and urges that they be re tted. Regarding evidence tending to the socialist party is a revolu lary body, Brans says: lett and Theodore Stilt, republicans. They hoid that whHe, the evidence disclosed that socialists, both as a party and as individuals refused to render the government any service during the war, there was nothing to show their attitude was other tnan negative and that the suspended men ould be re-seat«^ .g^egMatti!$* M~T»nfrdt ptfe membership in a political party as a condition for voting or holding office, but maintained in this regard^ that the socialist party has beeh recog nized as a bonaflde political organi zation for years. Both admitted the right of the assembly to expel it) members and that its action is finaL The third dissenting opinon was filed by Maurice Bloch, democrat. His stand was similar to that of Pel lett'and Stitt regarding the evidence, but he held the assembly cannot flxj royalty as a test for membership. Assemblyman Howe, republican, did not sign the'majority report, Dut wrote a concurring opinon. He held that the five men and the socialist party have been convicted for dis loyalty. To Open Attack on Bill. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] LONDON, March 30.—H. H. As quith, former premier and "liberal leader in the house of commons, was to open his attack on Prime Minister Lloyd-George's home rule' bill when debate on the measure was resumed in the house of commons today. Despite liberal and laborite oppo sition speedy passage of the measure was forecast. The formal announcement tit ap pointment of General Nevil Mac Ready, commander of metropolitan police to be head of the government's military forces in Ireland, received only passing notice. Lloyd-George stated MacReady would not lise vio lent methods. Meantime there were no reports of improvements in conditions in Ire land. A Sinn Fein was murdered at Thurles yesterday and pplice were reported to have "shot up" the vil lage of Regge, near Thurles. There are no honorary member ships In the American Legion. A \T\T^TT'\T/0,T7,T^ "DTTT?!^ ATT \J IN \jJHlU XJ jD XvJjjxTlU Fredericlc, Md., ll,0«fi. West Terre Haute, Ind., 4,307. Clinton, Ind., 10,962. Jeffersonville, Ind.. 10,098. Waterville, Iowa, 183. Increase since 1910: Belleville, 3,619, or 17.1 per cent. Salamanaca, 3,484, or 6.2 per cent. Lockport, 3,338, or 18.6 per cent Batavia, 1,928, or 16.6. Cortland, 1,790, or 15.6. Geneva, 2,202, or 17.7.' Portage, 142, or 2.6. Durant, 2,010, or 37.7."* Clinton 106, or 2.1. ^Hannibal, 609, or 3.3. Cadillac, 1,359, or 16.2. ^Dayton, 667, or 9.6. TaylorviU'e. 34, or 6.6. ih & W. Va.# 6/ '•^SS Litchfield, 244, or 4.1. Edwardsville. 322, or 6.4. •Keyser, 2,298, or G2 per cent. Frederick, -655, or 6.3. West Terre Haute, 1,224, or 39.7. Clinton, 4,733, or 76 per cent, Wateryllle, no comparison. s±,^ Jeffersonville. showed a decrease ofj 314 persons, or 3 per cent msj •). ing coffee, sugar, are popular clothing ranks next to foods. Foi each with outgoing steamers. Twenty Times as Much. ST. PAUL, Minn., March Twin City foreigners are am fc.c,^ r* /w. MIIN Parcel Post Business is Boom ing With Relatives'Send ing Sugar, Bacon and Coffee. WHISKEY INSIDE LOAF Many Packages are Being Sent to Germany and Austria Containing 8emi Luxuries and Clothing. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] CHICAGO, Macch 30.—Prohibition has cut into parcel post receipts, Chi cago postofflce officials declared to day. Martin Faubel, assistant superin tendent of. mailt), said much less bread is shipped to 1foreign countries ,«•' now than before Jun 3 TaTrt£a partment went to much tiouble to dissect the long rakish loaves of rye bread submitted for shipment. Gen erally, he Baid, they found concealed within the rye another form of the grain, neatly flasked. "If we 4idn't get it the customs across the water 'did. ®bey and 30.— package mail to foreign countries as treasurer and city auditor were suo- t^ey did before the war. The bulk cessful. All other offices either went goes to Germany and Austria. The democratic or are still in doubt. packages contain mostly clothing and food stuffs—particularly bacon, lard and other fats. "It is really pitiful—some of the appeals we receive," said Postmaster O. N. Raths. Ham and Sugar. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., March 30.— Heinie's taste turns to ham, sugar, flour and rice. An average of thirty flve packages are dropped in the In-, stricken 'folk in several European gve r.„tu„ nlnth^a ninkpct iin hifr nart nf (Continued on page 2.) Camftftman 3P*uiocr«it KEOKUK, IOWA, TUESDAY, MARCH 30, 1020 Ill ELECTION RETURNS ARE III H. H. Barton for Mayor of Des Moines by Majority of More Than Three Thousand i- Votes. X:' X-' SHORT IS RE-ELECTED Labor Ticket at ClintonKMakes Almo« Clean Sweep and Democrats Wih at Council Bluffs. ,-.V- [United Press Leased Wire Service.] DES MOINES, Iowa, March 30.— H. H. Barton defeated John-Gibson in |mrnedjate yesterday's mayoralty election by a majority of 3,224, according to unoffi- I cial returns today. The following comissioners were also elected at yesterday's election: E. A. Elliott, Harry B. Frase, John Budd and Marshall Miller. The election was non-partisan. Mayor Short Re-elected. SIOUX CITY, Iowa, March 30.— Mayor Wallace M. Short, labor candi- got Jt before the rye got to election yesterday, electing Harry W. date, was over J. A. Tiedeman by a majority or bolshevists," Premier Mueller V" i6^69VT\eedemTan%5«te Short CLINTON, Iowa, March 30. The terior—country or drinker, Faubel Bowles, mayor,, and every other city eact onaries will swept rom said- candidate except two ward aldermen. Parcels addressed to Geripany and wjj0 won on Poland are far more numerous than democrats and republicans had thos6 to other countries, ^HUbel itirkAtt in thp fiplri thp forniGr he&ded tbe republicani ticket. SLACKER MUST I GO TO PRISON clothes makes up a big part of the as one car became disabled, he pur gifts sent the needy by friends here, chased a new one* Moines.'] sisfs of letters, while that addressed to Germany is mostly packages con taining clothing and' food. From San Francisco. SAN FIRANCISCO, Mar. 30.—San Francisco's package mail to foreign countries has increased consin" since the close of the war, said post- Millionaire Who Ran Away From Draft is Sentenced to Five Years And Will Lose His Citizenship. 1 [United Press Leased Wire Service.] dianapolis postofflce daily. Frequent- e^iand^^ergdoirVhuade^phia "mil-i ly the bundles contained used cloth- NEW announced at Governor's Island here' v.vc? ill, or, *nd approved today by Lieut. General I any indication of the gifts going flight he visited every state in the un- the reichstag today. labor candi- y,,- date, James Malone, fusion candidate, Jack M.n», opposed by labor. w„. re-elected as councilmen with Paul Wells, also opposed by labor as the fourth councilman. i, he agsumed the _. .... inets. He promised early £ulfiHm?nt Dj mines, labor, tic*et ig£jle almost a clean formcr cabinets, but never ful .sweep in thfe^Wy at thfe municfpal Since January 1 shipments to* Ger- bv^niier Mayor HC Hansen and '"^asures to crush the communist re- authorities throughout the section, many have jumped 25 percent. Thej£e present Cou^lman especially the semi-luxuries, includ-! ^nlnts Tuesday and authorities here de- nado. Red Cross officials announce^ Democrats Win. Foreign mail leaves Chicago twice COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa, March} communists might bo expected if the ich week, just in time to connect 30.—Democrats made an almost clean Ireds Hwoen in the citv elections here yes-'ernment fmuehlen was reelected over George I —j sending p. Hamilton, republican, by 1,487 (admission of the governmerft approximately twenty times as much|Votes. Republican candidates for cJry nall0n' YORK, March 30—Grover llona!re ing. charges' of evading the draft, it was er"ment- Regular Gifts. today. 1 from Mayence and occupy Frankfort, fifty hurt. DALLAS, Texas, March 30. War. Bergdoll was sentenced to serve. ^ana" a®d years countries receive regular gifts of __ clothing and non-perishabie food be dishonorably discharged from the "I hope the allies will act jointly, from Dallas relatives, the superinten- army and lose his citizenship. but France will act alone if neces dent of mails said today. The verdict of the court martial was sary." o,_ KANSAS CI1Y, Mo, a 30. ,Robert L. Bullard. 'troops had entered the neutral zone American styles of the vintage of Bergdoll was arrested in his Phila 1918 and 1919 should be quite the delphia home last January after hav vogue in war devastated Europe if ing eluded department of justice ag the parcel post department here ara ents for more than a year. In his abroad through the mails from other ion, traveling in automobiles which he sections of the United States. Old purchased along the road. As soon Mail From Iowa. I Threaten Sympathetic Strike. DES MONIES, Iowa, March 30.— [United Press Leased Wire Service.] The major part of Des Moines and ROANOKE, Va., March 30.—Unless th® areas held by German commu central Iowa's contribution tia Uncle grievances of cierks of the Norfolk nists, it was said, taking the stand Sam's foreign mail is consigned to and Western railway are adjusted Germany should be allowed to England, local postal authorities to- satisfactorily today, members of six 1 settle her own troubles as far as pos day declared. Germany receives the unions of allied crafts employed by next largest mail from Des the railway threatened a sympathetic strike. More than 1,600 men already are out. Neutrality of Kaiser. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] LONDON, March 30.—The French 4C i-m'n I Chancel Lys Reactionaries Swept Out an Iron Broom. I' THREAT AGAINST REDS Military Action- Against Communists of Ruhr District Unless They Heed Terms of Demand. e3£Pire clared their threat for an immediate military action in force against the faj ed .to accede to all the gov- demanis. ment by the These demands leriTv electine a maV and seven iincluded recognition of the com- will be necessary for reconstruction, out of eiS alder^en Mavor Zur Ple!e P°wer °f the central govern- however, officials believed. eight a de workmen 0)- ne ht t0 contro1 Policing of the entire th^atl? as,declaril1^ T, Frenc" are I returned March 17 and was reviewed The foreign office previously had jn the military jail at Gov- /^erman reichswehr further penetrate Q^er parts of the tornado's path. Island. He will forfeit all pay, Ithe neutral zone. annoUnced that about S.OOO reichwehr FIT HOLD OFFICE Press [By Carl D. Groat, United & Staff Correspondent.] BERLIN, March 29.—(Night)— '^Germany's greatest danger is from re-elected here yesterday the reactionary rights, not from the J'c0^ Sunday taking aToU Tiedeman by a majority of ,bolshevists." Premier Mueller told _^sc0?=s.._ lolrt!of It was the maiden reichsUg speech chancellorship. He talked less than an hour. The iekh stag was crowded. Mueller's program as outlined, was practically that of the preceding cabi- !?8" iof the social laws, particularly soeial- which was promised ionariPa 1 •win hr- fiwpnf volt the R,lhr parcels are taken ta reveal the needs !$ Howes. Cowles vote nearly T.he government's ultimatum to the for hospitals police stations and and desires of the Germans. Foods, iequalled the combined vote of his op- 'S.ut,r rebels was t0 frnm swept the army, the government and all other places "with an iron broom," the chancellor promised, declaring the hundrdes the overnirfent would take strong! appeals have [United Press Leased Wire Service.] CHICAGO, March 30.—The middle west today began rebuilding whole communities., business centers "end residence districts wrecked by 'he tornado which swept across northern Missouri, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, eighty lives and injuring neaily .. .four hundred persons. The propatty in the flve statos vra3 csti. Uated at $10,000,000 today. reacue at .noon under roots untouched by the tor- ... ... .civic spirit of LaGrange was asserted without allied consent. (today when the city council after Hugh Wallace, the American am-(making arrangements to bury those bassador, todity handed Millerand' killed in Sunday's trouble and care President Wilson's note favoring Ger-1 (or the injured aftd homeless, voted man occupation of the Ruhr district I to decline offers Of financial aid from and opposing extension" of the allied!other communities. zone of occupation, but there were The council found that twenty-one no indications that the French in- were known dead: eighty injurfed. tended to abide by Wilson's sugges- and approximately one thousand tions. The president also urged homeless. Work of clearing aVay the against sending of allied troops into sible. Observers here saw the president's position as directly opposed to that of Millerand. ambassador at The Hague will out- less the Ebert government modified the lin? verbally to the Dutch gtovern- terms of its ultimatum, an Essen dis ment the allied position with regard patch to t.he Amsterdam Telegraf for-j Threaten General Texas Supreme Court Reverses LONDON Mar. 3".—Gi'iK .n work-[ Case Where it Was men in ihe Westphalia district, have threatened call a g»n«v j' strike un- a .. 1 office officials. Foodstuffs and cloth-! to the neutrality of the. former, waixfed iiere .said today. [United Press Leased Wire Service.] mere form's sake or that it may be ing are bei&g sent across the ocean kaiser, the Telegraph said today. The workmen sent tjheir counter AUSTIN, Texas, March 30.—"S'elji omitted with impunity," Judge O. S. from here daily, principally to Ger-j The ambassador's action, the ultimatum to Berlin by a special yuil 2od" is not accepted in Texas Latitraore said in his opinion. many and Austria. 'newspaper said, would be in addi- courier, the dispatch »iid. The strike courts as a mere formality or a con- "What are the pains and penalties -jtion to a new allied note to the Hoi- was to be called Tuesday. The ultl- venjent expressioil to smoothly round [of perjury as measured by man's 400 to 500 Daily. jland government warning it that The- matum threatening armed invasion out a statement in court, it was made puny punishment, compared with the MILWAUKEE* Wis., Mar. 30.—Estl- Netherlands would be held for any of Westphaiipj unless the communists plain today. endless penalties invited by him who mates of business done by leading failure to keep the deposed emperor disbanded and recognized fall author!- Because the phrase "so help you 1 has pledged himself to truth as God (within his status as an interned neu-.jty of the cenfetel government was to God" was omitted from the jury oatiis may have him tell or decide it, and ItraL lend today. Iin three lower court hearings, the'tfcen be false to the oath.*^ today they would be able to handle the situatioif. Many sections are in need of relief, officials said. Report today indicated there is little acute suffering. Large sums Westphalia National guard, home guards and former service men continued to pro tect the stricken areas today from possible looters. They were under I orders to "shoot and shoot to kill." No Additional Troops. 1N0 looting has been reported, nation [By Henry Wood, United Press Staff jal Suard officers said. Correspondent] PARIS, March 30.—Dr. Wilhelm! Supplies Pounng in. .Mayer, the German charge d'affaires,! CLEVELAND, Ohio, March 30.— today notified Premier Millerand Supplies from all parts of Ohio were that his government pledges itself! today pouring into the area devas not to send additional troops into thejtated by the tornado Sunday night, neutral zone, as provided in thej With figures still incomplete today peace treaty, without authorization the death toll in Ohio was placed at by tho allies. above twenty-five and the injured at Mayer's action followed threats of! above two hundred. vigorous action by the French gov- jn the Gi^enville district near today was found guilty on Premier Millerand was ^quoted by Eighteen were seriously injure*. Dayton, eight bodies were recovered, In the Toledo district ten were ready to advance killed and around one hundred and Darmstadt should tliej seven dead were reported from Several villages were scattered over the landscape. Damage was estimated at $1,000/ 000. Twenty-one Known Dead. LA GRANGE, Ga., March 30.—Tne '7-fr W': "W^T-nr em us rat -work-believed com pleted, the revised death list fnom the storm in the middle west today showed: Indiana, 36. Illinois, 31. Michigan, 11. .. Missouri, 1. Wisconsin, 1. Carpenters and other laborers were being rushed into the storm devas tated sections today to provide for of homeless, been 'issued by ... .. ,, district. I The homeless last night were cared VfWHJ Indiana Mourns Thirty-six, Illinois Tlifrty-one and Michigan Eleven as Result of Ter rific Storms of Sunday. REBUILDING WRECKEDTOWNS IS BEGUN Down in Georgia Twenty-one are Dead, Eighty Injured and Approximately One Thousand Homeless* "SO HELP YOU GOD" IS NECESSARY IN OATH wi'-'r-w.wwrw ^T,,i-|^:-" Unsettled. Warmer. Local temp. 7 p. 111., ^1 -"i:. v: v* ^'bm #. THE WEATHER Ji'Ssl. 55 7 a. m., 46. TEN PAGES UBT debris and wreckage caused by the storm, started today. Families whose homes were de stroyed by the storm, were sheltered in tents last night. Five hundred tents were rushed here by the war department and erected on the fair grounds. The situation at West Point, seven teen miles from here, was described as critical. The entire business sec tion of tho town was wiped out. Seven were killed, flve injured and prop erty damage amounted to $300,000. Forty-eight- Victims. ATLANTA, Ga., March 30.-—The death list ft-om Sunday's tornado in Georgia was raised today to forty eight. Reports from Stovall. stated fifteen white persons were killed there. The village had a population of only fifty. Stovall was completely cut off from Itelief 'Wire service and no word that the local tornado had hit the place reached the outside until today. INVESTIGATION ,1 OF ROBBERY Internal Revenue Office at Puget Sound Was Held Up and Robbed of $20,000 Some Time Ago. [United Press I^eased Wire Service.] WASHINGTON. March 30—Assist, ant Secretary of the Treasury Shousa today began an inquiry into the af fairs of the Puget Sound internal revenue office, which was robbed of nearly $20,000 during recent internal revenue collections. David J. Williams. Puget Sound revenue collector, who arrived in Washington today, was assisting Shouse. Internal Revenue Commis sioner Roper also was giving the In quiry his personal attention. Shouse, Williams and Roper conferred early today. It was understood that a thor ough examination was begun of all the business of the office. Williams also confert-ed with Chief Fraziqr, in charge of all collection offices. "Although the secret service force is working on the robbery, I have re ceived as yet no official reports," Frazier said. "I understood inform ally, however, that the robbers ob tained nearly $20,000. "Until arrests are made, I cannot discuss the robbery." Victor Berger*s Appeal. [United Press leased Wire Service.] CHICAGO, Alar. 30.—Hearings on the appeal of Victor Berger and four' co-defendants, under sentence of twenty years for violation of the es pionage act, was continued in the United States court of appeals here to day. Representatives -of members of the I. W. W., also under sentence, are at tending the hearing. Their appeals are to be heard in April. state supreme court reversed the leases. The three were G. W. Crisp, two years, felony: I. W. Huey, man slaughter, five years, and John Henry, murder, eight years. "We are unwilling to subscribe to I the doctrine that the words 'so help vou God' are immaterial or that it a a by the fathers for Orl? I 1 & ii in mm Hi L.U la jf] ?.'j kf| a? fi Mm 3 3 •nai if aTl 'j" $ I lift!1 I .1 J?