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he Omaha Sunday Bee
PART ONE.
NEWS SECTION
PAGES ONE TO TWELVE
THE WEATHER.
Fair; Colder
vol. xlii-xo. 2;
OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMB13R 24, 15)12 SIX SUCTIONS - SIXTY PAGES.
SINGLE COPY FIVM C10NTS.
NATIONS OF EUROPE
SEEM TO BE LINING
UP FOR GENERAL WAR
Stream of Rumors Indicate that Con
flict that May Involve Conti-
nent is Near at Hand.
AUSTRIA CENSORS ALL NEWS
Rumor that it is Mobilizing Army
Cannot Be Confirmed.
SIMILAR REPORT FROM RUSSIA
Czar's Army is Also Being Placed on
War Footing.
KAISER IS ON THJJ LOOKOUT
Hundred find Thtrt)- Tliutmund He
ncrvlntn' Are Ordered to lie
Itendr to Rejoin HeKlment
m
It Trouble Spread.
HUI.M'.TIX.
VIENNA. Nov. 23. The Independence of
Albania has been proclaimed at Durazzo
by Ismail Kemal Bey, the leader of the
Albanians, according to n. report published"
In the Allegemelno Zcltuns today.
LONDON, Nov. 23. Kurope's nerves
wcro racked today as war clouds lowered
ove,r tho continent. A stream of rumors,
pointing to the apparent fact that both
jiussia and Austria, are girding ror a
conflict whlc may Involve more than half
tho civilized world, flowed from various
sources and, as tho Austrian government
ordered a strict censorship on telegraphic
communication, truth of tho rumor-could
not be denied, though their confirmation
was also unobtainable. Prague sent word
that Germany hid ordered the prepar
ntlons of 130,000 hrmy reservists, to be
ready In case the empire Is drawn Into
tho great war that diplomats fear may
grow out of the strugglo 'in tho Balkan
peninsula.
The rumors accord badly with Premier
Asqulth's statement last night as to the
prevailing harmony among the European
powers. Official statements fall to dis
sipate the general anxiety as to the sit
uation. Allien Will Modify Terms.
Nothing has developed within tho last
twelve hours to show whether tho Turks
will find tho proposed modifications In
tho terms offered by tho allied Balkan
nations sufficient to Induce them to agreo
to an armistice preparatory to a definite
peace. Tho plenipotentiaries now on their
way to Tchatalja on behalf of the allies,
arc reported to be carrying wlt,h them
fresh terms of peace, In a form that may
open the door which is still regarded as
standing ajar for their reception.
The -Ottoman government points out
that Itstlll has 600,000 ;soldlers to draw
from w.hlle the Bulgarians have nope. The
illiecrBalkan nations, however, retort that
they are now In a position to march 150,000
troops who havo heretofore tecn engaged
elsewhere to swell tho besieging force In
front of tho Turkish lines at Tchatalja.
Sihould tho war continue. It is assumed
In military circles that an attack will soon
be opened on the forts along the Dar
danelles, whoso fall would permit the
Greek fleet to bombard tho Turkish cap
ital. Bmnll SklriulmUe Fought.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Nov. 22. - Tho
latest .information received here from too
Turkish army headquarters is that there
was only slight skirmishing today .and
several unimportant outpost fights. No
mention is made in the dispatches of the
armistice pourparlers and it is under
stood thoy have not yet been resumed.
A. dispatch received today from Nazlm
Pasha, the Turkish generalissimo, says:
"TheYe was a slight cannonade on our
right wing today. The enemy's battery
in the environs of Ezzeddln fired on our
works at MektebharWch, to which our
batteries replied. In reconnalsances on
the left wing wo collected a quantity of
irmy 'effects abandoned by the enemy.
The Bulgarians also bombarded Blyuk
lihekm&dye, on the sea of Marmora, fir
ing eighty shells. The fleet replied and
silenced tho enemy'B guns.
"Last night our reconnalsances ad
vanced as far as the village of Ezzeddln
and drovo back the enemy. inflicting a
heavy loss Jand silencing artillery posted
on the heights near tho village. At' In
tervals this morning the enemy's bat
teries in tho environs of Ezzeddln re
opened fire, but the cftects of the can
nonade wero unimportant.'1 ,
Another telegram sent py ivazim tusiia
at 9 o'clock tonight says reconnalsances
by his men within a radius of four or
five miles from the center of the
Tchatalja lines Rhowed the ground lit
tered with the bodies of several thousand
Bulgarians.
During the last week strict precautions
have been taken to exclude war corre-
(Continued on Page Two.)
The Weather
For Nebraska Fair; moderate tempera
ture. For Iowa Fair; warmer east portion,
Tcnipornture at Out hit Yesterday.
Hour. Deg.
5 a. m x
6 a. m(. 3c
8 a, m;;!Iir.i;!; Tl
a. m I.m; 31
11 1 m'1"
13 m.::::::;:::: 41
I P- m u
3 l m"" 45
p. m.. ..:.:::::: 4
I S it
7 p. m.'.:::::."::;
Comparative Locul Itecord,
1912. 1911. 1910. 1909
Highest yesterday.. 4.... 5 27 S2 ss
Lowest yesterday j, U 17 S5 2-1
Mean temperature W 22 44 SI
Precipitation .00 T .09 .0u
Tempeiature and precipitation Uepar
tures from the normal:
Normal precipitation , , 31
Excess for the day...., . g
Total excess since March 1 43
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Deficiency for the day 01 inch
Voia ra nfall ' c larch 1..,. 24 e
Deficiency since March 1 2.M li.ches
)ffirjency for cor, period. 1911.11 as inches
i'-fi' enc-y fr cor period. 1910.14 S3 Inches
T l.idlciiea trace cf precipitation
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
FRANCE FACES NEW DANGER
Minister Klotz Shows Deaths in Re
public Exceeded Births.
SEES DEPOPULATION OF COUNTRY
Military, lOciinomlc Inferiority and
Diminution of French Notion Ik
l'redleted u One of the Results
Sure to Follow.
PARIS Nov. 23. The birth rate of
Franco was 10U.CV0 less in 1911 than in
1901. Louis Klott, minister -of finance,
announcing this fact to tho commission
on population at its first session today",
said:
"Military Inferiority, economic Inferior
ity and the diminution of 'tho power of
Franco In the world will sooner or later
bo tho Inevitable consequence of the
sterility of our natlon."
Tho number of blrttisMast year, accord-
lng to Klotz. was only "12.114 In tho
wholo of France, against 57.824 a decade
ago. In 1907 and 1911, ho said, he deaths
actually exceeded tho births. This was,
ho continued, a sad state of affairs and
a clanger to tho country, placing France,
In a situation of Inferiority In com
parison with other great nations.
Tho lower birth rate, while a perplexing
phenomenon among all civilized people,
was, tho minister said, a greater prob
lem In Franco than elsowhorc. The births
oxceeded tho deaths In 1910 In Germany
by 879,113; in Austria-Hungary, by B73,
720; in Great Britain, by 413,779, and In
Italy, by 481,771, but in France by only
71,418.
In the course of further remarks Klotz
reviewed tho Ineffective governmental
and private' measures' taken In tho past
to help parents of large families to limit
tho hours of work of women about to
become mothers, and to reduce Infant
mortality. It was necessary, ho said, to
study theso and other . factors. Includ
ing tho evil cffcctB of alcohol. Tho re.
latlon of drunkenness to Infant mortality
would, ho declared, In tho future be
studied In every part of France.
Oapt, Watkins Once
Sentenced to Be Shot
Dies at Clinton, Mo,
CLINTON. Mo.. Nov. 23.-Captaln "W.
G. Watkins, who served under General
Jo Shelby In tho civil war, died hero to
day, aged 79. Whllo recruiting a company
for the confederate army Captain Wat
kins, discovered within the union lines.
was captured, court-martialed arid or
dered shot. President Lincoln approved
.1 1 t- . . 1trj.ll.l. -.... nt Mtnln1
uiu uracr, uui uuuuu. l'. 'W'
his regiment and served throughout tho ,
remainder of tho war. A copy of his
death warrant signed by Lincoln, given
him after tho war. was highly prized by
Captain Watkins tcf tho"day of his deah.
Man Killed, Five Hurt '
by an Explosion at
PoplarBhiff , Mo.
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo Nov. 23.-Charle3
Coonce was killed and five other men In
jured, threo probably fatally, when. 100
pounds of dynamite exploded In. Frank
Klttredgo's store, at Walsh's Spur, early
this morning. Tho building was wrecked
and structures In Poplar Bluff, five
miles distant, were shaken.
Twenty workmen, boarding In an ad
joining house, were attempting to con
trol the fire In Klttredgo's store, when
the dynamlto exploded. Great splinters
were burled.ln the men's bodies. Tho noso
of one man;and the arm of another was
torn off. Coonce's body was blown to
pieces. Tho injured wcro brought hero
on a special train.
Nebraska Towns
Fight Prairie Fires
NORFOLK, Neb., Nov. 23. Many points
In southern South Dakota and northern
Nebraska today wero fighting tho most
disastrous pralrlo fires over known there.
One fire Btaring In tho Pine Ridge In
dian reservation swept through tho Rose
bud and south Into Nebraska. Tho town
of Crookston wns in danger for a time.
This fire run over one hundred miles.
Another fire went Into Tripp county,
South Dakota when Winner was la peril.
At Cut Meat station, men fought the
fire two days and nights. Tho llfo of
a H-year-old Indian boy was saved In
a dramatic way by J. B. Brown, an auto
mobile driver of Valentine. Tho boy
fighting fire became surrounded by
flame and, would have perished. Brown
with a passenger drove his car through
a sheet of fire and, gotng at full speed
the passenger seized the boy, carrying
him in the car on through another wall
of flames to safety.
A freighter hauling hurdware near
Winner was compelled to abandon his
wagon, which Was consumed, andt seek
safety in a wheat field. Thousands or
tons ofhay burned and a number of farm
houses were destroyed.
Town of White Owl
Destroyed by Fire
BEATRICE, Neb., Nov. 23.-tspeeiai
-, iriv,r n hundred farmers met
,cicb,a,- - ,
here today and. formed a temporary or-
ganlzatlon of the Gage County Crop ni-
provement association by electing these
officers: President. A. Kldd; vice
president, John Huntington; secretary, 8.
SH?IcTi6ls: treasurer. W. W. Black. Re-
oluUons were passed providing for the
employment of a crop expert for Gage
county for BIS. Another meeting will
be held in two weeks wnen a permanent
organization will be effected.
LARGEST GOLD OUTPUT
FOR STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA
-r,,T,Tr,v a n Nov. 2S.f8iedal Tel-
. ni,n! rflnort of the state
mine Inspector show, the gold production
of this state for last year to have been
8,035,59S of which tho Homestake mine
' . w.i ..i..,-..
among mapy interest. The output wa..!!l l,noWp f
thelareeU ever recorded for the state.
TO
N
QNL.
AFTER REVELATI
mi
dismal
- 1' I lllllbi
Judge's Denunciation as Magazine
Articles One of Sensations of
Dyrnamite Trial.
ATTACK ON MILLER PRINTED
Comment Upon Progress of Case is
Read Into Record.
ACCUSED OF OPPRESSING LABOR
Article Says Steel Trust is Masquer
ading as Government.
CIRCULAR LETTER BY RYAN
lit It lie fuya Alt Proof Yet Produced
of Truth of Chnrgea Is the
Mere Word of Sir.
Miller.
INDIANAPOLIS, IndL, Nov. S3. Her
bert S. Hockin, secretary of tho Inter
national Association 'of Brlogo and Struc
tural Iron Workers, was taken to Jail to
night His bond as a defendant In Uio
"dynamite conspiracy" trial was ordered
ty the court increased from $10,000 to $20,
000. ,
Hockln's commitment to Jail In default
of the Increased bonds followed a day of
sensational incidents at the. trial. Fed
eral Judge Albert,!. Anderson denounced
as "a gross contempt of court" on article
which had been published In tho union's
magazine concernlpg tho trial and signed
by "President Ryan "and other officials, of
the union.
The court announced It would take un
der' consideration whether to Increase tho
kjjonds of tho other officials.
n connection with the reading of tho
article District Attorney,- Charles W.
Miller announced that 1 Mary Field, au
thor of the article, was an "anarchist"
and asked that she bo excluded from tho'
court room.
Llndsey L. Jewol, now an engineer on
tho Panama canal, testified lato this aft
ernoon that soon after the Los Angoles
Times explosion Hockin mado a confes
sion to him under bonds of secrecy.
"Hockin told me," testified Jewel, "that
before tho Los Angeles explosion hod had
overheard a conversation botweon J, J.
McNamara and President Lynch of tho
International Typographical union in
which they talked about, an explosion on
,, 4 lU Wkl.i. vMn.
l" 1 ""u -7 '
lnara . . t0 1 "
' , " " .
caused tho Los Angelas explosion for tho
money thers "was In it." '
Attacks on DiBtrict Attorney Charles W..
MlJIer ona on tho govertiment'H jsrosecu-J
tlon of the "dynamite conspiracy,'' afc
published In tho Iron workers' union mag-,
azlno since tho trial began, wero read by
Mr. Miller before the Jury today.
Tho magazlno Is tho official, organ of
the International Association of Bridgo
and Structural Irqn Workers, of which
most of tho forty-fivo defendants, ac
cused "Of complicity In tho McNamara
dynamite plots, are officials.
In ono article as read to tho Jury, the
government's prosecution Is referred to
as follows:
"On October C, these forty-five defend
ants walked Into court and pleaded 'not
guilty' to tho charges of the" steel trust.
Then began tho farco of trial, a trial
In which money, prestige, power, was
the prosecutor of want and obsourlty,
a trial In which the steel, trust mas
querades as tho government.
"In the still court room, awesome with
polished marble and rich mahogany, op
pressive with stilted formality, breath
ing with hidden hatreds, the voice of tho
district attorney thunders the vast indig
nation, the soorn of capital for labor.
Listening to that Icy voice sit the forty
five men, men Just llko you and me,
but htdcoUB monsters of crime to tho
district attorney, whose white angel llto
shines out In radiant virtue against tho
sinister background of these conspira
tors." Explanation for McNamara Brothers.
Reference to the McNamara brothers'
pleas of guilt at Los Angeles as read
in evidence from the magazine was:
"The pletls of 'guilty' quickly followed
tho arrest. In the hands of an all-pow-!
erful enemy, with courts nnd Juries com
mitted against them, with traitors as
friends and friends as traitors, a trial
was Impossible. Tho two McNamaros stood
bravely before tho world and said; 'Yea,
we ore warriors. We fought as seemed to
us best We fought force with force, power
with power. Maybo we used the '-wrong
weapon. History will tell; but weluaFd
tho cry, the anguishing cry of .menTtfod
of women ground In the steel yards,'' above
the voice of caution. AVs stand ready
, tn take the consequences
take the consequences of our act
1 without a whimper, without an appeal to
sympathy.'
"Silently they entered the grim .PjnJ-J
tentlary, misunderstood by their Jellowji?
execrated by the public.
"But two victims were not enough for
the steel lords. The organization itself
must bo disrupted. Ooadeffon with a
desire for vengeance, they stretched forth
cruel hands for "more distinguished vie
Urns.
" 'Give us Gompersl' they cried. 'Give
us Darrowl
"Arjnles of dotectlves In the pay of tho
Erector's association rushed up to the
witness chair to testify against the work
ers. The question of open and closed
shop is often on the Dps of the vaunting
district attorney, whose drum-like tones
seem to say, as it questlonsthe accommo,
dating witnesses: 'Lo, I am the king.
dom and tho power and the glory forever
and ever. Amen.'
"To him the trial is a brilliant matinee
in which he Is the glittering star. The
reserved seats are filled with admiring
friends who smllo righteously and point
and stare at the defendants through the
darkened lens of misunderstanding, with
t a nearsightedness of vision that does not
J th. cruel Jail, and PenUll
which w
1 background.
Government attorneys charge that Her-
iconuuuea on rase wp.
nr stttftitf
HARVESTER TRUST
Plans Creation of Monopoly to Con
trol Harvesting Machinery of
the World.
GOVERNMENT OFFERS EVIDENCE
In Ooart Letters Are Head, Hhoulnw
thut,n 1'Io.n, llnd lleen Matured
' to-rjet Itiil at All Competition
' ' In Business.
CHICAGO, Nov. 23. Important evidence
lha. iS per cent of the binders ami head
ers bought In tho United States In a single
year were sold by tho International Har
vester company and contracts calculated
to tndlcato' efforts by company officials
to create for It a monopoly were Intro
duced by the government In tho hearing
of tho dissolution suit hero today.
From a letter to general agents of tto
company, headed "Exclusive Contracts,"
Attorney Qrosvenor for tho government
read:
"We believe that In tho near futuro this
company will do practically oil the har
vester business of the world, for tho com
pany Is organized wisely and Is managed
on broad-gauged, unselfish lines.
"We want to Inform you that It Is tho
policy of tho International Harvester
company of America to have five good,
live machine ngonts In every Important
city or machlno center to act us agents,
ono for each of Its divisions. Thoy will
not bo satisfied until tho time will have
arrived that each of the divisions has a
good, live, exclusive ugent in each im
portant center.
No Monopoly for Aent,
"The International IlnrveHter company
has not been organized for tho purpose
of monopolizing, or creating monopoly
and so no agent will havo a monopoly
(Continued on Page Two,)
Four Bankers Given
Five Years Each for
Misuse of Mails
MISMIUIIR Tnn.. Nov. 23.-FoUr of
fleers of the All-Nlght and All-Day Jmnks
of several cities, convicted of using tho
malls In a conspiracy to defraud in con
nection with the failure of their banks,
were each sentenced to five years' Impris
onment and fined 32.000 by Judge Aicuau
In federal court hero today. A. C. Bonds
of Kansas City, the fifth Indicted man.
whose reported Illness delayed sentencing
t , 1 .r, warn tint nrflHpnt and way
icvnni ni"vi " " - - -
said to bo suffering from appendicitis.
The men sentenced are H. -. wynne,
former president of the All-Nlght and All-
Day bank at Little Rock, Ark; is, 1
u.n,irr ox.nresldent of a similar In
stitution in Memphis; J. H. Brooks, Mem
phis lumberman and former director ot
the Memphis bank, and Abnor lavls, o
presldent of the All-Nlght and All-Day
bank of Oklahoma.
Before passing sentence Judge McCall
overruled a motion for a new trial. At
torneys for the defendants nt once fllod
notice of an appeal.
Immediately after the adjournment of
court Hcndrey was arrested on a chargq
of violating the postal laws.
Falls Nine Stories, 1
Breaks Little Finger
CHICAGO, Nov. 23. Grovcr Nlelson.
structural Iron worker, employed on a
building in course of construction, plunged
nine stories through an elevator .shaft
last night and aside from a severe shak
ing up the only Injury he suffered was a
broken little finger. Nlelson was walking
on an Iron beam of the skeleton frame
work when he mistook a shadow for solid
footing and fell. Ho landed on a pile of
sand.
WOULD WIDEN POWER
Thanksgiving Day Knife and Fork Club
MEDALS OF HONOR FOR FIVE
Enlisted Men Are Called to White
House for .Ceremony.
PRESENTATION MADE BY TAFI
Honor l lilulirst tlmt Cnu He
Aivnrileil to Amrrlcmi Soldier
(Ivan for Uxtrnordliinry
Urnverr In llnttle,
Washington! Nov. isl-Fivo young
men, enlisted una officers, In Uncle Sam's,
military force, came together at the,
White Houso today to receive tho lilKhr'
est award that can bo given an AmorV
can soldier, tho Medal nt Honor. '
Four of thoni, frdm the I'rosldlo, San
Francisco, brought memories of tho hunt
and capture of, tho Filipino pirate chief,
JJklrl, tn !!m; while the fifth, a cavalry
otli'itr who had helped protect tho town
of Douglas, Ariz., last year, heard mod
entity the re-tolling of his riding Into .1
vain ot bullets to stop a fight that
threatened the lives of Americans.
Tho soldiers decorated for "deeds of
gallantry In action" were;
First Lieutenant Archie Miller and
Second Linutticant Arthur II. Wilson and
John T. Kennedy, all of tho Sixth cav
alry; Quartermaster Srrgount Jdieph
Henderson, an enlisted man, of Troop B,
Hlxth Cavalry," and Captain Julian Gaujot
of the First Cavalry.
.Suiiiiiioneil to White lloimr.
President Taft had summoned to tho
White Houso for the ceremony nt 2:30
o'clock, all of tho Medal of Honor men
now btutloned or living near Washington,
Invited to tho Whlto House to do honor
to the younger members of the distin
guished order we're Major General Wil
liam IT. Carter, Brigadier General Ernest
A. Cnrllngton. Brigadier Genornl Albert
1,. Mills, Lieutenant General Nelson A.
Miles (retired), Major General George L.
Glllesplo (rollrcM), nnd nearly a scoro of
others, whom "deeds ot gallantry In ac
tion" ran back through the history of
Cuban and Phllllpplno campaigns, to the)
Mlrrliw days of Indian fighting und the
civil war.
Medal for Omulin Mini,
WASHINGTON, Nov. I.-After a lapse
of eight years the gallantry of Herman
Vlotor of Omaha In rescuing two children
from drowning In tho Missouri river was
officially recognized by the federal gov
ernment toduy when Secretary Mac-,
Vcngh of the Treasury' department,'
Awarded him a medal of honor. On De
cember 24. 1901, three children playing on
tho thin Ice of the river plunged Into
the cold wuter und Mr. Victor saved the
lives ot two of them.
Blish is Promoted .
by Dun & Company
,F. ,M. RHsli. for tio. last eleven' years'
district mannger of tho Omaha-territory
for R. G. Dun & Co., has been promoted1
to the same position In - Kansas City,,
Mo., the change. to tako effect Decern
her 1.
Mr. Bllsli has been In the employ ot the'
company for twonty-flvo years, coming
litre ironi' iincoiii. no iiua a wiue ac
quaintance with the business men of
Omaha and Nebraska and has many
warm friends among thorn. Mr. Blish'
has always Ijeen uctlve In outdoor sports,'
especially with tennis ana golf,
Mr. ..Blish will bo succeeded here by
C. H. Bradford, transferred from Dav
enport, la.
Harvard First in '.
Oross-Country Run
ITHACA, N. V., Nov. 23.-Captaln John
Paul Jones won first honors In the Inter
collegiate cross-country meet this after
noon; Tober of Brown was second and
C'opeland ot Harvard third. Harvard
I won the meet with 33 points, Cornell
(second with 76. Dartmouth third with 99;
.Massachusetts' Institute ot Technology
I fourth with IN points.
T
STARTED BY DEMOS
Democratio Lcgislaticc Candidates
; Serve Notice They Will Cera
teot Elcotion,
CHARGE FRAUD CAUSEp DEFEAT
Democratic C'nnilltlMles l'ermmnU-
Vntvllllnir tl Contest One Huyn
,' lie Knlrroil Contest Aunlnst
' ' Ills Will.
Notice of contest of the elections of
tho'twclve Btuto representatives nnd fu"r
stato senators elected from DuuglaH
county on tho republican ticket ut tho
recent general uloctlon.wus served; upon
them by deputy sheriffs.
Tho contest will bo mado before tlm
stato legislature. Tho contestants ara
tho defeated democratic opponents of the
sixteen successful republican candidates.
They ask u recount and recauvass ot tho
voto.
Tho charges upon which tho contest
will bo based uro swcaplng noUgh to
Indicate that the contestants uro not yet
sure whether or not nny of them are
true. Thoy chargo everything that pos
sibly could change tho election rcnulH.
thus leaving themselves frco to select
what charges they will try to provo. If
most of the charges prove to be without
foundation, they still may hopo to provo
tho truth of some other.
It Is alleged that fraud and corruption
were practiced to procure election of the
republicans; that the nominees used largo
sums of money to corrupt and buy elec
tion boards; that the Judges and clerks
of election failed to count all votes oast
top tho democrats; that Robert Smith,
clerk of tho district court, In naming tho
election boards arranged somo of them
so as to deprlvo tho democrats of repre
sentation; that tho elected men wero
credited with a voto each for every pro-
(Cpntlnund on Page Two )
Aged Millionaire is
Hero of Fire Which
Threatens Art Work
NEtf YORK, Nov'.. 23.-Although 71
years of ugo and too feeble to walk, Cort
landt Field, n millionaire commission
merchant und art connoisseur, was tlii
hero of an early morning fire which
threatened to destroy his flvo-story resl
dence on Twenty-sixth street early today.
Just buforo 1 o'clock Mr. Flold awpko
to find his room filled with smoko. At
though unable to. gut out of bed on uc
count of his age and an Injury to i1h
ankle, he reached for a telephone at ids
bedside nnd notified police heuditiartt'rs
of tho fire. Then he pounded on the
frame ot his bed. He aroused his wlfa
In an adjoining room and the ton serv
ants on the floor above.
Two of the servants curried him In an
arm chair to the ground floor, where he
coolly organized his employes Into rv tiro
fighting forco, directing tliem In movlntj
his 1500,000 art collection. The firemen
arrived In tune to confine tho blaza to
the floor, whera It started.
The chief damage was to a private
chapel which adjojned ti.e Fields' sleeping
room and which contained a priceless col
lection of Bibles and prayer books in
many languages.
RECEIVER FOR NORTH
PLATTE VALLEY COMPANY
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Nov. 23. Judge J, I
A. Rlner last night appointed C. C. Car. I
lisle of Cheyenne receiver for tho North I
Platte Valley Irrigation company with j
BUtnonty to continue uio cumpany s
operations. The North Platte company's
project .embraces 40,000 acres In the North
Platte river valley In Converse county
near Douglas
BIG MILLION DOLLAR
HOTEL UNDER WAY
Modern Struoture May Be Erected at
Northwest Corner of Eighteenth
nnd Douglas Streets,
IBUSINESS MEN HOLD MEETING
x :
Brnndeis and Kennedy Donate Site
for Building m Heart of City.
ANNOUNCEMENT CREATES STIR
Kennedy, Smith and Wattles a Com
mittee tolook After Finances.
SCHEME HAS GOOD BACKING
Confidence- In Kxpresncil tlmt Omnhre
CiipllnllntN Will Iliiek lip the I'roj
eet with .Money mill Punh
It Tlironuli.
V new $1,000,000 hotel for Omaha now
seems to bo ail assured fact, for negothw
lions havo started among lending business
mon of tlUs city, with ovory Indication ot
n successful culmination. Tho hotel Is to
bo built on tho northeast corner of
Eighteenth and Douglas streets on lots
donated for tho purpoHO by A. D. Bran-
dels niul John U Kennedy.
A, D. Brnndeis called a number of
business men together yesterday morning
nnd announced that lio nnd Mr. Kennedy
would donate tho property to a company
of Omaha business men it tuey woum
organize to build a first-class hotel.
This announcement was received with
great enthusiasm hy thoso present, and
all expressed the confidence that the sub
stantial men of Omaha would back up
the proposition with their monoy. While
tho hotel plans wero discussed in a gen
ornl way, the details wcro not gone Into.
Financial plans" for tho hotel will bo
formulated by a committee' consisting ot
John L. Kennedy, A. C. Smith nnd GKW.
Wattles.
At ,lic MretliiK.
The business men who mot with Messrs.
Rmndels and Kennedy were:
A. C. Smith,
Victor aCldwell,
J. II Atlilnnl.
C (1. Rrwewater,
a, w. wattles,
C. E. Yost, f
Joseph Hnyden,
G. At. Hitchcock.
John L. MePnguo,
Joseph Pnlrar.
While ninny hnlol propositions have
been dleusd hcroloforo by Omaha busl
nos mon, tho principal difficulty con
fronting thorn has been to wuro ;i suit
able building Mtc. This oUstacIo has been
removed by the offer of MeJsrs, Brandols
and Kennedy. , , rf . uh K
Mn HrnndelB left for the- tf?ait Jawt
evening, nnd mado tl)ls offer before
starting op a ten iliiys' trip.
I'm t qf tho ground which Messrs. limn
dels niul Kennedy will glvo for tho hot' I
was boitnght somo tlmo ago by E, A.
CutlRhy through A. P. Tukey .t Bon, and
later cold to Mr. Urniulels. Tho north
huif of tho two east lots was bought by
Mr, Ilraudols from tho Hamlltons.
Tho present purchase' ot both tracts wut
negotiated by Harry A. Tukey of A. V
Tukey & Son,. He mado a trip to Chicago
last week to 'buy tho Cudahy tract. Mr.
Cnduliy ond the Hamlltons did not caro to
null, but finally consented In vlow ot the
purpose for which Iho property was
wanted,
Mrs, Lesh Will Plead
NotG-uilty Monday
SEDALIA,- Mo., Nov. 2S.-Mrs. Tansy
Kllen I,csi, charged with poisoning two
Missouri -women eight years ago, was nr-
falgncd In the criminal court here today
and given until lJIO Monday to enter it
plea to the charge-or muruer in mo nrst
degree. Judge I.oncan, appointed coiinKol
for the ilefonso, has announced definitely
that tt plea of nut guilty will bo entered
deBplto the confession mado by Mrs T.osh
to Los Angeles authorities November 2.
A venire of fifty men was ordered against
tho resumption of the case, Monduy after
noon.
PROMINENT MAN -CHARGED
WITH MURpEfT OF GIRL
HARRISON, Ark., Nov. M.-Charged
with tho murder of Mtss Ella Barham,
Otis Davidson, 29-years-old, member ot
a prominent family of Zinc, Ark., was
arretted there today on a warrant sworn
out by the young woman's father. Miss
Barnaul left her home ut SCIne last
Thursday for a horseback ride,, and hor
mutilated body was found several mile
from her homo.
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