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THE WEATHER.
Generally Fair
VOL. XIAl NO. 1!)J.
OMAHA, MONDAY MOHXIXO, .IANTAKY '27, lUI.'J.
SINGLE COPY TWO CEiNTS.
ALLIES THREATEN TO
STOP NEGOTIATIONS! !
SEEK TO GAIN TIME
Balkan Delegates Will Draft Note
Explaining Why Peace Confer
ence Mtist Be Ended.
NOT ANXIOUS TO RESUME WAR
'Action Part of Program to Bring
a , I
rrcssurc on auiks.
RUMANIA'S GREED IS FEARED
Austria Also likely to Levy Toll on
.Two States.
TWO POLICIES ARE DISCUSSED
Plenipotentiaries of llnlknii Stales In a prominent office building bore. I'm
Drlintp Whether to Resume Unr j I'loyV of the offlcr today said they
nt Once or llelny nml Iht
I.iiIUt Policy Winn.
LONDON. Jan 26. The Balkan plenl- '
potentlarles who hn u received full powers j
... ,. . , . .
..on, their respective governments, np- j
pointed n committee today to dralt a t
note to the Turkish plenipotentiaries ex-
plaining why the pence conference must i
now be considered broken off It s !
hoped the draft will be ready fur ap
pioval by the full delegation Monday
night.
Th's action of the allien Is pan of a
series of well-considered forms of pressuo
with which the Balkan dclesatcs hope to
obtain their object without resuming the
war.
The. meeting today lasted for an hour
vand n half and the course to be followed
v as given earnest consideration. Two
i"lstlnct views were manifested one for
the Immediate ri'pture of the negotiations,
leading to a resumption of the war and
the other favoring a temporising policy
In order to avoid Irrevocable steps. The
alter course triumphed and a commit-
lee was appointed, consisting of one mem-
her from each delegation us follows: !
Michael Madjaroff, liulgarlan minister
nt London; Prof. Gcorglcs Strelt. Greo ;
minister to Autrla-Hunnarv. Court j
Voynovltch. chief of King Nicholas' cab. ;
lnct. representing Montenegro, and Dr. 1
It. Vcsnltch. Servian minister to Fruii"", j
with tho addition of M. Polltls of the j
Ureek delegation, owing to his knowledge !
of French and his thorough acquaintance
with International law
Aranmi-nt" Arm In Outlined.
General lines were laid down on which
the note Is to be drafted, comprising tl'e
arguments already t.et fortli many thpi
as to W)iy ,th5 league dcirrunds the sur
render of Adrlanoplc and ' the Aegean
Islands, us. an Indispensable cundltluu- uoJ
thA conclusion of peace.
That the policy of the allies Is to gain
time Is patent and does not deceive any
body. The delegates decided that the
advantages to bo derived from the tc-j
sumption of hostilities would be In pro-
portion to tne iisks tuey ran and that j
they would not take that step unless ab
oolulely forced to do so. It Is realized
that even a partial reverse would have
grave moral and material consequences
apart from tho loss of thousands of men.
In addition, the fact Is not overlooked
that there is danger of Rumania advanc
ing from tho rear and of Austria impos
ing on Servia and Montenegro Its con
ditions for remaining neutral. The only
disadvantage ln delaying decisive action
Is In keeping large armleH inactive pnd
on a war footing for a long time, thus
heavily taxing both tho financial and
agricultural resources of the country.
FLORENCE TO OPEN
NEW HALL TUESDAY
l 1
, In front of the Holland house on Fifth
Tho long awaited date of the opening J avenue a battle between strikers and
reception of the Fontenelle club at Flor-1 private detectives took place. The for
enco will ho held Tuesday evening, at mer were worsted. In another riot near
which time the directors wjl receive the ' the Waldorf-Astoria hotel one policeman
publlo and show them through the entire was hurt. i
building. On Wednesday evening the' A number of ah ests were made tonight
j:gles will meet for the fltst time In as a result of the demonstration In front
the new hall upstairs, and on Thursday i of tire Vanderbllt, Relmont, Rltz-Carlton
evening will be lir Id a big dance to which and other hotels.
all are Invited. A moving picture show There was rioting this afternoon, too,
will occupy the hall Friday evening. At ! when 300 men and boys left the head
the reception Tuesday evening the people ( quarters of the waiters' union and swept
will be met at the door by the committee ( down Broadway. Their 'line extended
in charge and shown over tho building. , across the street and sidewalks and
At !:3o tho following program will be
given
Overture
Welcome
-I
Selection
I
Fontttlielle Uichestia.
President R. II. Olmsted,
Orchestra.
Mrs.' j!"li.' Price
William Ctosby.
Kagles Quartet.
A'ocnl Solo
Violin Solo
Song
Piano Solo
Mrs. Harold Reynolds
Selection
Orchestra.
THIRTEEN-YEAR-OLD BOY
RinlMH ROnfs Til ThF WFsTK11". owner of the Grand
, ,
Penniless and without ft lends, IS-year-and through him to the council at Its
old Tommle Monilla is making his way i next setslou, a proposition to take over
from Chicago to the. home of relatives j the city's commercial and street light
In Pasadena, Cal.. by -riding the "rods" ; ing. There ure several alternative propo
Dt westbound freight trains. I-ast night j sltlons, it in understood. Mr. Sunny de
ne sought shelter In police headquarters dining, out ot courtesy to the council,
j to give them out for publication beforo
The Weather
Forecast for Monday:
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For Iowa Iocal rains and somewhat I
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L CRfl BARS!GENERAL SICKLES
Forper, Swindler, Jail Breaker, Fire
bug Sentenced to Prison.
ONCE TRIED FOR ARSON IN IOWA
Wlillnm J. Held. Who Inliuo He
hlrnttii llnslnesn Mnn. C(iu(r,r
l'i ltrniil (it I'nn n
1'iirseil I'heek.
KKMSNii." Cal.. Ian. Jfi.- Williani J.
Held, alias. J. P. Croft, who confessed
last night that hn hud attempted to pnsH
n forged check for MI.WO on tho First
" "" f Sanger
guilty to n forgery charge I
On:., pleaded
, - .1 . .
sentenced to M years In Folsom petti
tcntlarj . Held 'liilmcil to he president
I of tho National Automobile Protective
I association In Chicago. When arrested
jhe was found to he wnrrinrf n wig. faUe
whiskers and two si.Hs of clothes.
'I'm, Men of -,r ,ruiicr
CHICAGO, .Inn X -William .1. Held Is
president of t'c N'ntlouat Automobile as
sociation und has n brokerage offleo
I wen- not positive mat u wat tneir cm
', plo.xer who was sentenced to prison, nl
thoiigh the.ehlef clerk wm making an
effort to find out If such were the case.
According to the record of the detect
v agency, the W. J. Held sentenced In
Fresno Is a former convict, who was
Iwnonr(J ,)y 0oVMnop FoM (lf Mmm.
rjmsptt,, ln November. 1911. Ills nllases
are S. F. Croft, the name used on the
forged draft In Fresno: James Black,
L. O Hoffman. Albert Perrln and Hov-
bert S. Johnson.
Reld is said to he familiar to Pacific
coast police, having been arrested In
San Francisco In 1M2. I To escaped from
the Massachusetts prison nt Springfield
on January 10, 1904. While 111 with
rheumatism ho made keys and laid a
scheme whereby he was able to saw
his way through chains, unlock nine
doors, scale an eighteen-foot wall and
hobble to liberty on a crutch. Ills escape
was not discovered until the next day.
The Held who 1 as offices here left for
California on December 14. lie had
written employes that he expected to re
turn soon.
por(1. Mutlr. ,. s,wlnU,.
rudso wmiam K aemm1 , ga,d
RoId , ,vnntPd ,lprp on twQ cllarS(1 pf
forgery on Indictments returned ten years
aao.
- lave known Iteld for twenty-five
years." the judge said, "and I think
i,0 imB btulned more than $200,000 by
vrrjou swlmlles. In 1903, I recall, he
obtained JM.CUQ on forged notes hero,
.Shortly thereafter he was convicted In
Maj-tnchusctts.
"in W: ho was accused of attempting
to burn tho town of Rockford, la. He
was tried on a charge of arson at Charles
City. la., and after the Jury disagreed,
he disappeared."
Hotel Proprietors
-r-A-
-Angrily -Refuse All
Waiters' Demands
NEW YORK. Jan. 25. narassed by
continued disturbances at the doors of
tnelr hostelrles and restaurants,, members
of the Ilotelmen's association issued a
defiant statement tonight to the several
thousand waiters and hotel workers on
strike, declaring there could be no recog
nition of the union and that they would
tint rr.n. tha a.Uah .1 j .
The managers called on Commissioner
Waldo tonight for police protection, and
thn hotel district from Twenty-eighth to
Forty-second street and between Fourth
and Seventh avenues tonight was pa
trolled by extra squads of uniformed
men and detectives.
Nevertheless, disorders in front of some
j of the larger hotels were of frequent oc
currence. Stones were used freely by the
duturber' and rnan' hotel window's were
pedestrians were forced to get out of the
I Grand Island May
BuyLight Plant
GRAND ISLAND. Neb.. Jan. 26.-(Spe-
clal.) Another chapter In the history of
j municipal ownership In Grand Island
i Is lively to be written at the approach
I Ing uprlng election If the council and
mayor siVe heed to a proposition that
will be made to the council ut Its next
regular meeting. K. H. Sunny, a wealthy
Island Ulectilc
company, was In the city
yesterday on submitted to Mayor Ryan,
. BuumiBoion iu wiui uoay. n is naruiy
' the expectation of the private company,
' however, that any action will be taken
without a vote of the taxpayers at a
regular or special election.
TWO SHOTS AT NELSON
FIRED IN THE DARK!
Alfred Nelson was walking; along lit the
neighborhood of Kleveuth and Clark
streets last night esrortlng a couple of
wer.'en friends to a ftieet car when n
Ulilin tfifiini iuuk e.icvi miu 111 llie
souffle that followed. Nelson secured pos
fctIon of the gun 1-ater the police ar
rested C. H. Booth, who was identified
as the man who had done the shooting.
Nclton lives ut li-'l Pkrcc street.
AWAIU
Civil War Co-yS&MSnfeila to Ac-
count for Large Sum as Chair
man of Commission.
HOUSE DECORATED WITH FLAGS
Son and an Aged Negro Retainer His
Only Companions.
SUIT BROUGHT BY THE STATE
Order to Take Veteran in Custody
Issued by Court.
CLIMAX OF PICTURESQUE LIFE
Career n Suliller. l.rRlslator null
Dlpltinint Knits In I t run ur
ine nt from AVIft- nmt
I'lnnnclnl Ulixmrr.
NKW YORK. Jan. Ifi.-Cicnctiil Daniel
U. Sickles sat amid the war relics In
his Fifth avenue home tonight, expect
ing momentary arrest In n suit brought
by tho state to recover JJi3.47fi for which
ho has failed to account. It Is chnrgrd,
as chairman ot the New Tork Monu
ments commission. Within his call wer.i
his son, Stanton, and an aged negro
retnlnrr.
The otder for the veteran's arrest, Is
sued on SaturdiiN iv Supreme Court
Justice Rudd at 'Imny. and n copy of
the complaint . placed In Sheriff
Harburger's hands this evening by
Deputy Attorney tlenoial Francis Ken
nedy, who brought thfin here. Mr. Ken
nedy nnnounced his Intention of ask
ing for Immediate service. After a talk
with Mr. Kennedy. , however, Sheriff
.Harburger said ho would give the docu
ments to his lawyer to determine whether
they arc propeily drawn. This, he
thought, would glvo the general respite
from arrest until Monday. The order
cannot bo legally served on Sunday.
Unless General Sickles Is prepared to
furnish at once a jr.O.COO bond. Sheriff
Harburger said, he will have to go to
Ludlow street Jail until the bond Is
forthcoming. There was no Inkling to
night as to who, If anyone, would come
to tho veteran's aid!
FlnK I'lncrit In WIhiIimts.
General Sickles declined to see callers
or comment on' the charges against him
His agd negro servant met all callers
at the door and turned them away. Hut
for the J'lrst time In weeks, the shades
at all the windows of the house were
raised, and In each window there was
placed an American flag. y
Someone who thought the general
would refuse admittance to tho process
servers, asked Sheriff Harburger what
he would do In case he found the door
locked against him.
"I shell llot break It down of that
you -maybe-sure' the sheriff -replied.
"I shall have to station my deputies
around the house and beslego it."
Xo A lit from 'Wife.
Mr. Sickles, who recently pawned her
Jewels to save her Husband's war relics
from sale, will not come to his aid in
the present crisis, it is belloved. She
said that she would welcome him with
open arms, If he should come to llvo
with her, but did not feel that she could
expend all her money In bis behalf.
The order for General Sickles' arrest
comes . as a climax ot a distinguished
and picturesque career. Born in New
York in 1825, ot a wealthy family, Gen
eral Sickles served its a soldier, legisla
tor and diplomat. Tho guest ot honor
for many years at gatherings ot civil
war veterans, he was recently refused
admission to a local organization of civil
wsf veterans on the ground "or mili
tary unskllftilness and reckless sacrifice
of the lives of his men." Congress,
which in 197 awarded him a medal of
honor for bruvery, three years ago re
fused to grant him a lieutenant general
ship. In his old age financial troubles
beset him one after nnother, and his
wife, son and daughter became estranged
from him.
Kr- Killed l Kick!.
General Sickles was a member of the
house of representatives Just before th?
outbreak of tho war and it was In Wash
ington that ho shot and killed Philip
Harton Key, a United States district at
torney, for alleged attentions to his first
wife, the daughter of un Italian musician.
At the outbreak of the civil war. Gen
eral Sickles raised and equipped at his
own exjpnse five regiments of volun
teers and as colonel of one of them, went
to The front. Ho participated ln most of
the great battles of the war. including
Gettysburg, where he lost a leg and
achieved distinction for bravery, re
warded by promotion to the rank of major
general.
From 1869 to 1S73 he served as minister
to Spain, where he met and married his
present wife, the daugter of a Spanish
councillor of state. Shortly after his re
turn to thin country with her, the couplo
separated and .Mrs. Sickles went back
to Spain, where she remained until 1&08.
Then she returned to New York. There
were frequent reports of their reconcilia
tion and for a year or more .Mrs. Sickles
lived In a house adjoining her husband's,
but It never appeared that they were
really reconciled.
Aggies at Ames
Welcome Wilson
AMUS, la.. Jan. (Speclal.)-Klab-orate
plans are under way at the, Iowa
State college for a big "welcome-homo"
reception to be tendered Secretary James
Wilson of the Agricultural department at
Washington whon he retires from -the
cabinet and returns to his native state,"
The State Hoard of Uducatlon has ap
proved the plan to receive the retiring
secretary at the state agricultural col
lege located here. The committee ap
pointed by President Raymond A, Pear
son of Ames Is at work planning details
of the reception.
Hefore he was uppolntod to the cabinet
as neeretai-y of agriculture some sixteen
jasro ago, Secretary Wilson niH deun .if
agriculture at Ames. .For this reason It
was conceived as being especially appro
priate to honor Mr. Wilson upon his i.
lircment, which in temporary at least,
from national public norvlco
P'roin thv Clcvtdund riu'n Ih-ultw:
MILLION FOR DORMITORIES
Wisconsin Asks Money to Properly
House Men at University.
NEBRASKA REQUEST MADE SMALL
l.ocnl IlcRrntM Nrrk !'.:,, oon
Give This Ntntc n School Which
Will Compnre Fnvnrnltly
rrllli Others.
While the regents of the University of
Nebraska aro asking the legislature to
appropriate $2,600,000 through n 1 mill
levy to run six years, tho governing
board of tho University of Wisconsin Is
Wal lng a request of the present session
of the Wisconsin legislature for a Sl,
000 00) appropriation to build dormitories
for the men. Opinion Is that AVIsconsIn
will get what it asks for.
Nebraska wants only l,Go0,000 moro
than the Badger Institution seeks, and the
local regents, with this fund, will not
simply build a set of dormitories, but will
remove the university from the crowded
down town district of Lincoln to the
suburbs, nnd give Nebraska, an institu
tion n keeping with the dignity and post-tlon-ofhls
slate- nmonsr-tlie--nTat'-com-monwealths
of- tha "west The publicity
department of the University of Wis
consin hao Issued the following report
on the requests made by the regents of
that state:
The regents or the University of Wis
consin have decided to ask tho state
legislature, now In session. Jar t OVl.noo,
to be appropriated in sums of $1V)00) n
year for four years, ln order to provide
and equip dormitories for men, a men's
commons and union, and a student In
firmary. The regents have also voted
to request tho continuance of the present
appropriation of $300,000 a year for the
construction nnd equipping of academic
buildings.
For tho further development of unlvcr
sltv extension work, the regents desire
an inciease of $25,000 a year, making next
year's appropriation fur extension pur
poses, $1M),0C0, nnd $175,000 for the follow
ing year. In addition, they desire a con
tinuation of the present appropriation of
$40 000 a year for agricultural extension
work.
Owing to tho reduction In the assessed
valuation of personal property, resulting
from tho adoption of the Income tax In
Wisconsin, the university's fund for cur
rent expenses provided for by tho three
eighths of a mill tax has this year fallen
below the amount anticipated. The re
gents, therefore, have provided that the
sum of I9U.089 be appropriated to make uu
this year's decrease; that $17J,000 be pro
vided for next year's decrease, and $223,030
for the following year's decrease.
To purchase additional land upon which
the regents now hold options they have
decided to nsk the legislature for $TiO,000
a year for two 'e.nts.
New athletic fields for tho department
of physical education were located by
the regents at their January meetlne
These fields will occupy the land along
the shore of Luke Mendota, back of the
proposed dormitories for men. and west
of the present dairy buildings. A Join''
committee of regents, faculty, alumni and
students will probably be aopolnted to
solicit funds from private miirces for
the develODment of the proposed athletic
field and buildings.
PRINTERS' WIVES TO GIVE
BALL ON MONDAY EVENING
Ahamo auxiliary to Oiuaha Typo
graphical union. No. 190, will hold Its an.
nual ball at the Rome hotel on Monday
evening. The women In charge have
made all preparMlons for it real good
titn- and expect to cntejtuin 'a largo
crowd of friends. The committee on ar
rangements Is: Mrs. F. J. Sullivan, Mr
P. J. Boyle. Mrs. W. K. Yarton, Mrs, I -feph
Klnkald, Mrs. W. G. Rassorschok
and Mis. W. J. Welsh.
.nti-a from ilr nivoiiil,
GI.KNWOOD. la.. Jan. W.-tSpeclal.i-At
the opera house lust night the ora
torical 'contest of the year, by the most
ambitious In till line In the Glenwood
High school, entertained the usual capac
ity crowd. The tefenes were principal
of high schools' In Omaha. Council Bluffs
and Plattsmoilth. '
Ruth Plimpton won in the humorous
class, With Klolwe Morgan second, In the
oratoiical class l.uclle Dean was first
and Harold Gravej second. In dramatlo
"elle Johnson was given first place and
HeKlo Boyle second. Ruth Plimpton was
fltst over all.
District court eoimnwt in Glenwood,
Tucfcday. January 28. Judge Arthur' pre
slflnc. Many eaio are are on th
docket, uoiiw of th'tn of great imvui-
tillUM'.
Mlwt Inez Stranath-tli and Carl T. Mor.
km n of G I on wood were married In thu
City on January Miss HtrHliathan,
who was deputy vWrk of tlm court. Is
sued her own manlage Ikeiin.i befotv
leuvlug tho offltw, Jkr.uarv 1. Mr. unci
Mrs. Morgan will reside on u furm south
of Glenwood.
Bath Tub Officials
Will Be Tried on
Criminal Charges
WASHINGTON. Jan. M.-Piesldont Taft
today refused to dismiss the criminal
anti-trust suit against the bath tub trust.
I In was requested to terminate the pro
ceedings by Herbert Noblo and Harry
M. Daugherty, council for tho defendants,
on tho ground that tho combination had
been dissolved.
Tho president stood squarely behind At
torney General Wlckersham nnd Edwin
P. Grosvenor, special assistant to tho at
torney genet al In Immediate charge ot the
case, who previously had declined to con
sent to quashing thn proceedings.
The attorneys appealed from the attor
ney general's decision to tho president
who discussed tho situation today with
Messrs. Wlckersham, arosvrnor, Noble
nnd Daugherty. The combination, It
was pointed out, had been terminated In
January, Mil, shortly after the Indict
ment Were returned. The president,
however, sustained the Department of
Justice view that the dofeudntits should
bo tried on the .charges preferred.
Thn civil suit against the alleged trust
recently wan qjeclded, by thej supremo
cquit li favor of the .government, . .
HOLDUP HENJLL CUT UP
Tackle Two Iowa Farmers and Qet
Worst of the Deal.
FARMERS THEN 00 TO BED
I'll II to Report the llnnpenlnK
'I'm 1 1 or Illood I, end to Scene
iiT (he I'rny nu the Dnuulns
Street llrlilKe.
Joe Baxter. and Jack Bnikor. farmers
from near Aondamln, la., tut up two
negro strong-arm men early Sunday
morning with their pocket knives and
left them for dead on the Douglas street
bridge. They then went to a hotel to
waBh their hands and go to sleep. Of
course, they really would havo notified
the authorities thuy did think of It tint,
being strangers, they didn't know where
tho town marshal lived, so they Intended
to allow tho occurrence to puss.
Harry Bentluy. one of the negroes, man
aged to crawl to headquarters for re
pairs, ahdjhe explained Ids bloody con
dition by stating that he had been set
upon for no rensou nt all by two white
men. Then he fuluted from loss of blood.
Willi Police Surgeon Harris sewed and
bandaged twenty-seven long cuts on tho
Injured negro's head and body, detectives
followed tho blood to ICIghth and Faruain
streets and then to the bridge. The other
negro had evidently crawled to sHfotv,
for ho was nowhere to bo found.
Half an hour later Patrolmen Fiutik
Aughe and W. D. Carney discovered the
two farinei-M and learned their story.
They said they had been In Omaha, visit
lug and Intended to go to Council Bluffs,
but missed their car. They started to
walk, and on the bridge the two negroes,
niniod with clubs, uttacked them. Bax
ter throttled Bentley with Dim hand nnd
with the other piled the pocket knife.
Darker used his assailant badly, but lost
$5 ln the shuffle. They then decided to
return to Omaha.
At headquarters they positively Identi
fied Bentlcy and in the face of the Identi
fication BenTley confessed und 'snitched"
on his partner, for whom officers ure
looking.
Garment Workers'
Strike Continues
NKW YORK. Jah. M.-ICfrolts to suttld
the garment workers' strlko so that 1M.0O)
Idle employes would be willing to return
to their places on Monday, fulled at a
conference tonight between ropresontH
fives of manufacturers, opoiators and
mediation bodies,
"It Is merely a matter of arithmetic
that Is keeping us apart," one of tho
conferees said.
It was asserted that u committee had
been appointed, six members of the union,
six of the contractors, and three of tho
manufacturers, to consider matters con
cerning wugos. Tho manufacturers have
am red to pay more wages. It wns sat.l
hJt the percentage of Increase was left
in dispute.
UOSTON. Mars.. Jul siovyn union',
rrpresentlug 8,000 nwn and womjn em
ployed lu (ho men's gurmunt making In
dustry of Boston, vottd tonight to strike
foe more pay and bolter working conditions.
TAFT DEFENDS FREE TOLLS
Willing to Submit Canal Issue to
Impartial Tribunal.
PURPOSE NOT DISHONORABLE
President Mnkr Nprrch n Annual
llnnqiirt of tlir Mfrclinnt nml
Mnniifnot nrrrs' Aaxnctntlon
In llnlllninrr.
IIAI.TI.MOHK. Jan. W.-Presldent Tuft,
speaking last night at the annual banquet
of the Merchants mid Manufacturers' as
sociation, defended the administration's
attitude In the Panama canal disagree
ment with ICnglund, declared that Its po
sition was not unpatriotic or dishonorable
and asserted there was no reason for
anyone to oppos,o thn proposal for arbi
tration by an Impartial tribunal.
"Whether you call It u subsidy or not,
I am In favor ot making the transporta
tion rates between the coasts,-through
tho Panama canal lower," ho said. "Now
the question Is can we do that under
our International, obligations? I think wo
can, and If you read the authorities t
think you'll find wo may. But If wo
are, boujid not to exempt coastwise ves
sels wo can agree to submit tho question
to on Impartial tribunal; "
"Pin willing to ftilmlt there are argu.
ments on thn other side. We nro will
ing, however, to submit our vlows to
arbitration. There Is nothing In the at
titude of the administration, as I have
stated It, to show that wo havo been
dishonorable. There Is nothing to show
a disposition to evade nnd wo' are will
ing to rest our case with a tribunal that
is impartial."
Thn president concluded his speech with
an appeal for constitutional government,
I endangered In the' last fnw mouths, ho
I said, by those who proposed remedies,
but who could not furnish concrete ex
amples of their proposed reforms.
Attorney General Wlckersham was an
otheivjipaker The president left about
11 o'clock for Washington,
Bill Would Enquire
License for Weapon
(Fioiii a Staff Curri'spjiidcut.)
I LINCOLN, Neb., Jan. 2ti.-(Speclal.)-
Vates of Douglas county has a hill which
i ho will Introduce this week to prohibit
( thebaic, lease or the giving away of
dangerous weapons by anyone not having
la license to do so, Ills measure pro
j vldes that one who desires to sell dun
j grrous weapons shall 'first secure a II
j censi) from the secretary of stute or tho
sheriff of his home county nctlng for the
Kccrntiiry. lie shall file a bond for f!,CQ0
and pay a fee of
Tho bill also provides thut on or be-
fore Junuiily, 1&14, every dangerous
I wcupon enumerated In the net und held
I und owned In this stute shall he reals
I tered. Before unyoiiu Is able to buy a
! weapon enumeruteu In this act he shall
get the consent of the sheriff, to whom
I ho shall pay 25 cents. The sheriff Is re
quired (o keep a description of the person
! to whom the consent has been given, tak
I lug the name, marks nu body, ago and
I nationality on blanks furnished by the
i county commissioners. The dangerous
I weapons enumerated are as follows:
Revolvers, pistols, bowlu knives, dilks
or knives with dirk blade .uttachinent or
other dangerous weapon. The pollco are
prohibited from selling confiscated
weapons, but must destroy them.
Bomb Explodes in
Young Boy's Hands
NI5W YORK. Juti. 28. - A, bomh ex. I
ptodod wlille lit possession or u 12-year-
old boy In a street in tho cast vide to- ,
night. It tore off one of tho child's I ,
hands, stunned him, smashed scores of I
windows and precipitated, a )unlo In
which one man was trampled under foot
and injured. !
Tho boy who cunird the bomb Is not
known to the police. He Is In a serious
condition In a hospital. Where ho got
tho bomb Is not known
BROKEN WATER PIPE
CAUSES S0ME DAMAGE
A liiukeii water pipe caused $, damage
last night In the losc-Wlles company
biiUdliig A company of the fire depart
ment win culled out to shut off the
water, but by the time this was accom
plished, one floor was flooded nnd wuter
had seeped through to the bakery, spoil
ing a quantity ot flour.
iHEROIC RESCUES AT
PAXTON HOTEL FIRE
EARLY 1 MORNING
Firemen Carry Msny Quests from
the Top Floors of Building
Sunday.
QUESTS LEAVE IN A HURRY
Most Are Very Scantily Clad Coming
Down Ladders,
FIREMEN DO HEROIC WORK
Traveling Men Raise Purse for the
Hotel Employes.
LITTLE MONETARY DAMAGE
Fire MlnrtN from IJcfrrllvr Wlrlnat
nml Smoulders fop Home Time
Before the Alnrm Is
Tnrneil In.
Heroic resues with tho huge arlfl fire
truck from tho topmost floor of the Pax
ton hotel annex, courageous work by
hotel employes, firemen and police offi
cer's, who dared tho thick smoke to wake
up guests In the hotel, were the prin
cipal features of a thrilling fire at
o'clock yesterday morning. The mone
tary losa will nqt exceed $5,000.
The flro started from defective wiring
ovor the Ice box In the J. H. MAher
saloon In thn Murray hotel building, re
cently purchased by tho Kitchen Interests
and remodeled Into the Paxton annex.
11 humed unnoticed for sovernl hours
and it was not until S o'clock that the
alarm was sent In, By thut time thn
entire annex was filled with thick, black
smoke.
Proprietor Kitchen nnd a corps of bell
boys nnd firemen ushed from room to
room awakening tho gueBts, "Dick
Kitchen operated thn elevator ln the Pax
ton nnd brought many loads of hnl
dressed nnd frightened persons to safety
The first person to leave was a womai
from Lincoln, whoso name could not b
learned. In the darkness of the smok
filled room, she was unable to find the
electlrc light switch and consequently
could not find her clothing. Hparcely
olad, she was carried down the ladder
by Driver Uddlo Simpson. Tito woman
was given an overcoat by some one In
the crowd and taken Into a restaurant
on Harney street, whero later she was
given clothing. '
Una Few Clollirs.
S. F. Thompson, a drummer from St.
iPatil, who was on the second floor was
caught In tho same manner, nnd he too.
made his decent on the oriel truck,
shivering In his nakedness. A fireman
gave him ,a .blanket from the back ot
oris of the horses' and Thompson w'ds
made comfortable in tho lobby of the
Paxton, where most of the guests sought
shelter.
ICveryono In the Paxton was aroused,
although the smoke nnd fire was entirely
In the Murroy. Many In tho Paxton, upon
(earning whero the blase was, rofused to
leave their beds. One man told Patrol
man Murphy, who aroused him to go
away.
"The hotel's on fire, .get up," Insisted
the officer.
"I don't care, It ain't my hotel,
grumbled the sleepy one, as he rolled;
over.
H. II. Shaw, a Tauhton, Mass., man
who has been Installing machinery In the
pressroom of a local newspaper, was on
I tho sixth floor when the top or n tiugo
I lodder nosed along the sldo of the old
Murray building. From the window ledge
to the laddnr was a distance ot uve
feet and Chief Salter ordered the scaling
ladder brought up. While It was being
brought up the pressman hung on the
ledgO by h's hnnds. and dropped, bin
feet striking the top rung. He then
made his way to the bottom, carrying n.
heavy suit case. "Don't you know you
might hove been killed," ho was asked
when he touched the ground. "That
was nothing,1) he laughed, "I've been
climbing around newspaper presses for
the lHst fifteen years, so I guess I
oughn't to he afraid ot a little Jump
like that."
Among the two-score persons who
made their way to safety down the long
ladder was Rev. J. K. Collins of San
Francisco, who Is touring the country
lecturing on advanced thought
HecnllN Kormcr Klre.
Frank Goodrich, 'one of the policemen
guurdlng the fire llnea said that thirty
years ago he was on the volunteer fire
department and nearly lost his life fight
ing tiro at the Paxton. then the Grand
Central hotel. He suld that his chum,
l.on Randall, died there with several
other firemen.
13. O'. Garrett of Fremont, prominent
educator and former democratic candidate
for lieutenant governor ot Nebraska, clad
in a bath robe and Jokingly complaining
of having to walk In bare feet, furnished
one of the features of tho fire.
It was Mrs. Garrett, who turned In the
alarm. Mr. und Mrs. Garrett occupied a
room on the first floor of the Murray
annex adjacent to the bridge between the
two buildings. Mrs. Garrett awoke first,
altnoslt strangling from the dense smoke.
Site called to her husband and rushed
tn the window.
Putrolman Wood was passing by, and
(Continued on Page Two.)
Elks' Home Burns;
Three Firemen Die
I
KAST ST Jj0m8' lll Jan- --Three
flretpen perished In a flre which
J destroyed the Klks" building tonight ln
the heart of the retail district.
The dead:
LIEUTENANT JOHN CONNORS.
FRHt) FORD, plperoan.
JOE CORNKIS, plpeman.
The men were the first to enter the
burning bulldingand a moment after they
l had curried a line of hose across 'he
i threshold the first floor collapsed, drop
ping them Into the basement.
Ford and Cornels were allvo when ttki
out, but died In a short time. Conu'ra
was killed ln;tantly.

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