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Department of Justice Agents Raid Red Strong
holds in Twenty-five Cities Simultaneously
Hearings Begin at Ellis Island Today Con
victed Aliens Will Be Deported at Once.
Radical Elements Were on Verge of Fusion,. In
tending to Elect Bolshevist Candidate' Next
President and Set Uj Soviet Government-
Headquarters Were Maintained in Moscow.
By United Press.
Forty-five hundred radicals, both
men and women, most of them mem
bers of the communist and communist
labor parties were arrested last night
and early today in a nation-wide
roundup by federal authorities.
The raids, according to the Depart
ment of Justice agents, averted a
move to establish a soviet govern
ment, in the United States.
Deportation hearings of the aliens
among those arrested were begun at
Ellis Island at once. The American
citizens arrested will be turned over
to I lie1 state authorities, it was understood.
Reds Captured Exceeds Expectations.
IJy United Press.
More than 4,500 alleged radicals have
been taken into custody in a nation
wide drive, it was learned today at
the Department of Justice. The re
suits of the raids, not yet completed,
exceeded expectations, accoring to the
Many reds are still to be appre
hended, and the raids show a total
far above the combined red round
ups of last year.
Complete evidence against more
than 2,000 of those now held is in the
"niaiulst)r th Department of Justice of
ficials, and deportation of many aliens
is expected. The opinion was ex
pressed that 90 per cent of those held
would be deported or convicted of
criminal anarchy and advocacy of vio
lence to overthrow the government.
Rifles and" bombs were taken in
some of the Red dens. High explo
sive bombs were found at Newark, N.
J., ready for the mails.
Several thousand warrants were is
sued in preparation for the wholesale
raids. The raids took place simul
taneously in Boston, New York, Bal
timore, Cleveland, Denver, St. Louis,
St. Paul, Philadelphia, Chicago, Buf
falo, Newark, N. J., Manchester, N. H.,
Louisville, Oakland, Cal., Paterson and
Trenton, X. J., Bridgeport and Tren
ton, Conn., Waterbury, Lawrence,
Lynn and Holyoke, Mass., Toledo,
Jersey City. N. J., and Detroit. In
addition there were many smaller
raids in towns adjoining these.
It was expected that a large num
ber of those arrested would be set
free during the morning, while more
are being brought In for interroga
Federal detectives believe they have
captured several men Implicated In
th May Day bomb plots of 1919, and
also persons involved in other red
outbursts against law arid order.
The government counter offensive
of last night was launched just in
time to prevent a fusion of several
radical groups under one leadership
preparatory to an attempt at revolu
tion, it was learned. The raids have
shattered this plan and have thrown
the Bolshe i!;i into confusion, it is be
lieved here.
Attorney-General Palmer's men are
fnaking every effort to get the bjg
leaders in this drive.
In addition to their major opera
tions, a number of the prisoners tak
en during the night were affiliating
themselves, with certain labor organ
izations, attempting to line them up
with the rebels. The labor organlza
tions were innocent, not knowing the
mission of the radicals.
Documents taken in the raids, it
was said, show that the anarchists
intended to put forward candidates in
iho oimtlnns next November. These
men, were to be supposed to be repu
(able citizens whose Bolshevist affilia
tions would not he disclosed until aft
er they were safe in office.
Senate foreign relations committee
and the House foreign affairs com
mittee by Secretary Lansing. It is ex
pected to be made public soon.
Will Deport Radical's at Once.
By United .Press.
NEW YORK, N. Y., Jan. 3 The
government began moving swiftly to
day to deport .alleged Teds seized in
the nation-wide roundup conducted
by federal agents last night and this
With isolated raids still continuing,
a score of aliens were hurried to Ellis
Island, where preparations were made
ready to bring in the hundreds of alien
reds arrested in other cities for hear
ings. It is believed that another anarch
istic ark, or possibly a whole fleet,
will be ready to sail for Europeywith
hundreds of deported reds within a
few days.
Of the 650 men and women arrested
here, all but 201 were released today.
"I believe we have succeeded in
breaking the backbone of the radical
revolutionary movement in the Unit'
ed States," William J. Flynn, chief of
the bureau of investigation of the De
partment of Justice, who conducted
the raid here, declared today. "These
raids mark the beginning of the end
of the rabid-organized reL revolution
ists in this country."
For Colombia ud Vicinity: GesexsHr
fair tonlsht nd Sunday. SUfhUy warm
er tonight, lowest temperature about Z4.
For Missouri: Fair tonight and Sun
day. Wiarmer tonight cast and south por
tions. Shippers' Forecast: Within a radius of
200 miles of Colombia the lowest tempera
ture durinir the next 30 hours will bo
aboutt Si west: 10 north; 25 east, and 2S
Weather Conditions.
MnutH- fnlr. enlil ne.lther has nrevtllled
although tt has moderated in the Central
Valleys and Plains. Zero conditions ore
confined to the Lake region, and states
north of the Ohio and Fotomac HlTers.
Tiic weather Is colder than normal In all
southern sections, with the freezing Hne
skirting Northern Fiorina.
There Is moderate 'snow cover on the
central and northern highways In Mis
souri. The Old Trails route Is rough be
tween BlacVirater and Lexington, and
between Williamsburg end Warrenton.
Oeiierally fair and rather cold weather will
continue over Sunday but tonight nil! not
be so cold as last night.
Local Data.
The highest temperature In Columbia
yesterday nas 17: and the lowest last
night was 5. Precipitation 0.00. A year
ago yesterday the highest temperature
mas 13 and the lowest was 11. Precipita
tion 0.0O. .Sun rose today 7:29 a. m. San
xets 4:59 p. in. Moon sets 4:50 a. ra.
The Temperatures Today.
7 a. m 17 12 noon
8 a, m 16 1 p. m
9 a. m 19 2 p. ra
10 a. m 23 3 p. m
11 a. m 30 3:30 p. m..
221 Beds Taken In Chicago.
By United Frees.
CHICAGO, 111., Jan. 3. The num
ber of alien radicals arrested here
rose to 221 before noon today. Au
thorities said that more arrests were
to follow.
A New Year's raid by the forces of
Maclay Hoyne, state's attorney, served
as a warning to a number of radicals.
Federal operatives found many head
quarters resetted last night. Tons of
radical literature and membership
lists were seized.
By United Press.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 3. Alleged reds
taken here and in East St. Louis, 111.,
in the nation-wide round up by fed
eral agents, totaled 57 at noon today.
The Department of Justice operators
sent to the Southern Illinois coal fields
had not been heard from up to noon,
Stephen Antonich, said to be sec
retary of the national communist par
ty, was among the thirty-eight alleged
revolutionists taken in raids by fed'
eral authorities here and in East St
Louis last night and early today. Tons
of alleged inflamatory literature were
Son Narrowly Escapes When
Orpheum Theater Burns
at Mexico, Mo.
By United Press.
MEXICO, Mo., Jan. 3. O. B. Thomp
son, 80 years old, was burned to death
here early today and his son, Shirley
Thompson, 34, narrowly escaped
death by sliding down a water spout
from the third floor of the burning
Orpheum Theater.
The elder Thompson's escape was
cut off by falling timbers. His body
was burned beyond recognition.
Both men were asleep on the third
floor of the theater and were awak
ened by a cat to find their room in
The loss was- estimated at $50,000,
including a $15,000 pipe organ.
Will Try to Adjust Allied Demands at
Paris Meeting.
By United Press.
BERLIN, Jan. 3. Germany will
probably not answer the latest Al
lied communication on the matter of
marine material to be surrendered in
payment for the sinking of the Sea pa
Flow fleet, but will attempt to arrange
the quantity to be surrendered in
Paris before the signing of the pro
tocol, it was stated semi-officially to
Part of Cross-State Highway Ap
proTed by State Board.
Federal aid in road work will be
felt on the Old Trails road as well as
on numerous other highways all over
Missouri when the breaking of winter
makes road building possible next
spring. Seventy-nine road projects
have been approved by the State
Highway Board since last June, and
forty-nine of these have already been
approved for federal aid. In addition,
work is already under way on roads
to cost mere than $1,100,000.
The greatest road-building activity
the state has eer seen is predicted
for spring. i
Construction under way includes
7.63 miles of gravel and macadam road
in the Millersburg district in Calla
way County, 7.5 miles between Webb
City and the Kansas line, and three
miles running west from Columbia.
Projects approved by the state board
Saline County, 9.20 miles of bitumi
nous macadam, National Old Trails
road across Malta Bend Special Road
District, estimated cost $168,000.
Cooper County, 7.80 miles of bitumi
mlnous macadam, from Boonville east,
estimated cost $88,600.
Cooper County, 7 80 miles of bitumi
nous macadam, from Boonville to
Lamine Riier, estimated cost $130,000.
Montgomery County, 8.2 miles of
macadam, on Old National Trails road,
from New Florence to Danville, at
Admiral Kolchak's Head
quarters in State of Siege
on Christmas Day.
Bolsheviki Hope for Route
to Italy Through (Black
By United Press. "
LONDON, Jan. 3. Admiral Kol
chak's headquarters were declared In
a state of siege on Christmas Day, ac
cording to a news agency dispatch
from Irkutsk received here today. The
forces of the ail-Russian anti-Bolshevist
government were hard press
ed by the red armies, accc rding to the
-Japanese forces li. Siberia are try
ing to prevent further conflict, -the
dispatch said, and have expressed a
determination not to allow the reds to
cross the Angara River, taking the
stund that the Japanese sphere of in
fluence would be menaced by red ad
vances. In the meantime, wireless dispatch
es from. Moscow indicated that the
soviet government wan continuing its
peace offensive. The soviet foreien
minister has requested immediate re
sumption of relations between Italy
and the soviet government at Moscow,
the" dispatch said- The Bolshevist of
ficer pointed out ta.it capture of tha
ei.tlre Black Sea coast ty red armies
is imminent, and that hy pacification
of this territory the Bolsheviki will
open a sea route to Italy.
Official wireless dispatches from
Moscow said that the reds had cap
tured Yuzovka and Dolia. The Bol
sheviki captured 150 guns and other
booty, the dispatch said, adding that
many prisoners were taken, includinc
an entire division of General Dene-
klnes troops.
Time Limit oh City Taxes Is Extend
ed Uatll Monday.
County Collector M. O. Proctor's of
fice has been closed since December
31 for a balancing of the collector's
books of 1919. The office -will open
again for business Monday.
City CoUector J. W. Sapp announced
today that the time limit for payment
or city taxes has been extended to
next Monday after which a fine of 1
per cent a month will be attached to
all delinquent taxes.
City taxes this year are 80 cents on
the $100 valuation. Forty-ffcvo cents
of this amount goes into the tWneral
revenue fund and 25 cents iuts me
sinking fund.
County and state taxes combined
payable at the county collector's of
fice amount to $2.50 on the $100 val
uation for 1919.
Seventy-Two University Men
Have Reserved Rooms
in Building.
World Organization Revealed.
y United Press.
complete revelation of the dangerous
work of the Bolsheviki throughout the
world, with the directing forces at
Moscow is in the possession of Con
gress, it was learned today follow
ing the roundup of red agitators
throughout the country.
The report was compild by the Rus
sian affairs division of the tate De
partment and 'has 'been, sent to the
Forty-Three GbIIohs of Chemical Re
quired to Extinguish Blaze.
A Are at the J. A. Hudson resi
dence, 11 Glenwood avenue, about 7
o'clock this morning resulted in con
siderable damage to the basement and
beams of the first floor. The flre
started in the basement from the fur
nace. Forty-three gallons of chemi
cal were used to extinguish the fire.
Boone County Doctors Again Select
Him for President.
Dr. W. P. Dysart of Columbia was
re-elected president of the Boone
County Medical Society at its annual
banquet at the Daniel Boone Tavern
at 6 o'clock yesterday evening. Dr.
C. C .Palmer of Centralia was re
elected vice-president, and Dr. J. E.
Jordan of Columbia was again chos .
Dr. C. W. Greene of the University
faculty read a paper to the society
on the observations he made wn'ie
in the army medical corps. A few
short talks were also made, an 1 rout
ine business transacted.
Chans In Enrollment Plan Makes
Total Hard lo Obtain.
Owing to the new plan for payment
of fees, which was adopted this term,
mere nave Deen no definite figures on
the enrollment for this term yet.
In previous years, the students paid
their enrollment fees just before
making out their schedules. This
year, the plan of permitting early
registration was adopted. Due to the
poor train service, many of those who
have paid their fees have not made
out their schedules of courses yet and
no definite basis is afforded for a
comparison with last year can be giv
en Monday.
firoadnay Jf. E. Church Arranges
Special Meetings Daily.
The Broadway Methodist Church
will observe next week, which has
been designated as a "week of prayer"
by all Methodist churches, under the
leadership of Dr. S. D. Smith. The
general topic of the meetings will be
"The Awakened Church."
All the meetings will be held at
the Broadway Methodist Church with
special subjects and leaders as fol
lows: Sunday: "The Quiet Hour Cove
nant"; E. H. Newcomb, leader.
Monday: "A National Self-Examination;"
Dr. S. D. Smith, leader.
Tuesday: "A Vision of New World;"
the Rev. J. D. Randolph, leader.
Wednesday: "A New Call for Co
cperation;" W. H. Rusk, leader.
Thursday: "A Revival of Family
noranip;- .Mrs. Turner McBalne,
Friday: "The Call for Workers;"
juss .nary .ucuaniels, leader.
Saturday: "Rediscovery of the Real
ty and Power of Prayer;" Mrs. Mason
Vaugh, leader.
Sunday: "The Church Mobilized in
Prayer for the EvangelizaUon of the
World." This is a special service for
which several persons will be selected
as leaders. ,
President Wilson to Issue
Formal Call Upon Final
Peace Signing.
By United Tress.
PARIS, Jan. 3. The Supreme Coun
cil today authorized Premier Clemen -ceau
to Issue a preliminary call far
me nrst meeting of the League of Na
tions, directing President Wilson to
issue the formal call as soon as the.
.-... ...o utuij uei-uiues enecuve.
The r'gning of the protocol and the I
final exchange of ratifications making
the Peace Treaty with the Germans
effective will probably not take place of Kansas City, Bishop' Burke of St
sooner man January 13, it was indi- Joseph and A. Ross Mill, president or
"Afnrl (Allan rpi.A , . . .
.v. iv. a iic jjian lo complete
negotiations by January 6 was vir
tually given up it was said, owing to
the illness of Kurt von Lersner. Ger
man emissary, and the fact that Pre
mier Uemenceau is on a vacation.
Fifteen Winners of K. of C.
Scholarships Will Attend
M. U.
The new K. of C. student home at
the corner of Bass and College ave
nues, erected by the Knights of Co
lumbus of the state at a cost of $125,
000, will be ready for occupancy by
January 10 or 11. All the available
r'.ooms have been reserved. Seventy-
tw o University men will make their
homes in the building.
Ot the 450 scholarships awarded by
the R," of C. to students in the United
States, fifteen selected the University
of Missouri, and will live in the new
home. These- men come from New
York, Iowa, Arkansas, Missouri and
Washingtaw, D. C.
The dedicatory services will be
held January 20, followed by a ban
quet In the K. of C. HalL T. C. Mc
Donnell, the new secretary ot the
home, Is in the" city taking care of the
Speakers at the dedicatory serv
ices will be Archbishop Glennon of St.
Louis, Supreme Grand Knight J. A,
Flaherty of Kansas City, Bishop LIHIs
the University
Wilson Into Treaty Fight Again.
Br United Press.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. 3.-The
belief that President Wilson has re
entered the treaty situation was borne
out today when it was learned that
he is responsible for injecting the
newest Issue into the Senate- fight
upon reservations.
This new issue, which threatens to
be the most serious, is the Lenroot
reservation upon the voting power of
the members ot the League of Nations.
This reservation was never mentioned
as one of those objected to by the
Democrats until the day Secretary
Tumulty visited Senator Hitchcock.
Since then Hitchcock has stressed
this reservation as one otjhe worst
in the Lodge program on the ground
that it disenfranchises Canada, Aus
tralia and the other British self-governing
dominions, and is sure to bring
protests irom tnem, which the Brit
ish -government will support.
Tumulty, it was learned today, dls.
cussed this point In detail with Hitch-
Senators declared today that they
uau oeen uuormed that Viscount Grey,
British ambassador, had transmitted'
to the President a statement of the
imttsn government's objection
this reservation.
(Commitments Show Drop From Fig
ures for Year Before.
Columbia Is rapidly becoming a bet
i Set ' place in which to live because ot
t ha reduction ot crime in Boone Coun
t y. The records of Sheriff Fred T.
' jVhiti 'sides show that in 1919 only
1(41 cc -mmitments were made to the
iounty J"' as compared to 170 the
year pre vlous. Izorah Jackson served
. seatem, e o six months in 1919 on
I conrfctfea ror oiauon OI ine lOQai
optionMaw. ua waa "" ""6C --
EprisonmenC for tne e&T'
F -1.1 .. MKMnnn tn tha
-r Whit. UUCa HWUUllia 4.M4
reduction oC crime tate,y by saylns
tlrat trouble- ,aker fe "J"8
county becaus of the rigor wjth whic.h
tfcey have, been' nted dowa,
A comparison ' " T?T,
November, 1918, nd NonW ,
shows that only 8ix .CDt,mtp
were made to the' county JaU Xa &e,
eleventh month last; vV"f M f
to sixteen the year . before la?t n
December, iqiq tw., were only seyr
-. .., . W . .
tuuiyaf c iv
en in the county jail A
twenty-four in 1918.
Sheriff Whitesides say
markable fact that durirtfc
person served more than om
the county Jail, though sever
Inmates were violators of the'
former years.
This is the tail record in
County for 1918 and 1919. co Ter.'og
rnumber of commitments by mo uths.:
Bonne founty Boy Will Talk at f hri.
tian Church.
Dr. Jamei E. Stowers, a Boone
Countv bey. who served in the medi-
M. E. Wones Make a QallU cal sen Ice in France throughout the
The Maria Layng Gibson Circle cljwar, will speak at the regular service
the Broadway Methodist Church will
meet at the home of Mrs. J. A. Ste
wart next Fridar afternoon. At this
meeting the "circle will finish a quilt
which the members are making for
the Scarritt Bible Institute. All
meetings will be held in the basement
rooms of the church.
JHaMsTille Coaple to Wed.
A license to marry was issued to
Harry R. Frinck and Miss Rath Watt,
both of Hallsville, this morning.
at the Christian Church tomorrow
night. Doctor Stowers has just re
turned to this country from France.
He will arrive here tonight or tomor
row after a visit with his parents in
Kansas City.
Doctor Stowers is a graduate of the
University. He enlisted first with the
Canadians and later joined the French
service. He probably served, longer
than any other person from Boone
County. His home formerly was in
Millersburg, this county., ..-,
G. W. Znmnalt, Retired Farmer, Tic
tin of Paralysis.
ueorge William Zumwalt died of
paralysis last night on his sixty-sixth
Dirtbday anniversary.
Burial will be at New Salem Church
at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow.
Mr. Zumwalt Is survived by a wife
and several children. He was born
in Callaway County. He was a re
tired farmer. He lived on West Ash
StadeBt BecoTcrs After Operation.
Miss Mablo Stenbargcr, a student
in the University, was admitted to
Parker Memorial Hospital yesterday.
Lois Hobart, who lives near Colum
bia, was also admitted yesterday.
Henry W. Hamilton, a student in
the University who underwent an
operation some time ago, was dis
charged yesterday.
SeTenfy MlssoHi-taas Xow at Student
YolBHteer Meeting.
Special to the Mluonrlsn. ,
ODES MOINES, Jan. 3. Eight thou
sand delegates from a thousand col
leges and universities of the United
States and Canada jam the Coliseum
here, where the Student Volnntpor
convention is beingheld.
tight thousand voices make them
selves heard lm a thousand different
college yells.
(Not least among the cries is the
famous "Mizzou-rah" of the Univer
sity of Missouri. Seventy delegates
from that school are now present.
John R. Mott, known as an. Inter
national Christian statesman, is chair
man. The principal speakers include
Sherwood Eddy, Robert E. Sneer. nrf
Dean' Charles Brown of Yale Univer
sity, The problems facing Interna
tional Christianity In the new world
order are toplcadf discussion.
iae university or ailssouri delega
tion dined together last night led bv
J. K. O'Heeron of the University Y.
.m.o-v. uee HBiaorcaer, who com
pleted his work in the School of Jour
nalism last month, and who Is now
employed by a Des Moines advertis
ing agepcy, was present
The convention closes tomorrow
it is a re
- 1919 no
term in
I of the
law of
July, August and September are
the only months in which the county
jail was more largely Inhabited last
year than for the same months year
before last.
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ResBlts. to Be Made Pablk by
ercial Clab.
The Investigating committee ap
pointed by the Commercial Club to
make recommendation in regard to
the proposed issuance of $25,000 in
bonds to be invested In the gas plant
has made a verbal report to the club.
This, however, will not be disclosed
unUl the board of directors meets to
make recommendations to the people
ot Columbia.
Wreck Delays University Stndeats.
The derailment of an engine of an
M. K. & IT. freight train near Pilot
Grove this morning delayed traffic
for several hours, preventing many
students from arriving until late this
afternoon. -
Several Passengers Inland When
Great Westers Train Is Ditched.
Br United 'Press.
ST. JOSEPH, Jan. 3. Several pas
sengers were injured early today
when a Chicago and Great Western
train was wrecked near Savannah,
Mo., sixteen miles north of here. Five
coaches went into the ditch. No one
was killed. The injured are being
brought to St Joseph.
Sixty STe Staters' Licenses.
Hunters' licenses for 1920 are sow
procurable at County Clerk Charles
W. Davis' office. Sixty have been Is
sued sifiM Janaary Tbsraday. '
Sidaey Rollins and C. B. RoUIm, Jr.,
Head New Owning Company.
The Providence Realty Company, a
Columbia concern incorporated for
$45,000, is the new owner of the Da-
Lmas apartments, at University avenue
ana wtt street too Duiidiag was
bought from the Columbia Investment
Company. Officers of the Providence
Company are: President Sidaey Rol
lins; secretary, C. B. Rollins, Jr.
Former CoIimMmu Mart hy
Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Prataer and their
daughter, Mrs. Carl Seaf, all of when
formerly lived la Columbia, were in
jured In an auto accident sear Tales,
Okla, recently. They were riding is
a car drives by Mrs. Seat's hssbasd
when two other cars collided and ose
was thrown against the Sear car.
All are recovering rapidly. - -,
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