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Associated Press
Exclusive Wire
Chicago Officers Attacked
While Raiding "Fence"
of Robbers.
Fifty Men Are Put On Trail of
Robert Webb, Paroled Re
formatory Convict.
Chicago, Jan. 21. Frank Madia, own
er of the South Michigan arenue gar
age which the police declare was used
as headquarters of automobile bandits,
w'as surrendered to the police by bis
attorney today after Information con
cerning his whereabouts had been fur
nished the police by Mrs. Isabelle
Hastings, in whose apartment Detec
tive Peter Hart was shot and killed
yesterday afternoon by Robert Webb,
said to be chauffeur for the bandits.
Madia, who is said to have been the
agent of the robbers In disposing of
stolen property, told the police that on
one occasion he purchased six diamond
rings from James Perry, confessed
leader of the gang., for $65, Later he
purchased a gold watch from him for
14. He said Perry and two other men
frequently came to his garage. He said
he did not kuow the rings and watch
were stolen. '
Fifty detectives are searching the
city for Robert Webb, slayer of Hart
Chief of Police McWeeny Instruct
r-d his subordinates to capture Webb
dead or alive. The chief expected
Webb would be arrested in a few hours.
Mrs. Hastings, in whole apartment the
murder of Detective Hart occurred,
broke down and made a number of im
portant admissions today. It Is said
he has given infofmation which is ex
ported to lead to the capture of Webb.
"I knew Webb was a bold up man.
but I loved him in. spit of that,"Ux.
woman said, "I have been his sweet
heart a year and saw him nearly every
day. He always had money and of
course I guessed where he got It, but
I never talked about It."
Webb shot and killed Detective Pe
ter Hart of the Fiftieth street police
elation at 2: SO o'clock yesterday af
ternoon. The murder took place In the
flat of Michael Caseella. 1617 South
Wabash avenue. The flat Is across
the alley from the auto bandits' gar
ttge und "fence" on automobile row.
Footprints over snow-covered roofs
Indicated the path of the murderer's
escape. It is the fourth time this
young desperado, a paroled product of
the Pontlac reformatory, has been cap
tured by the police And allowed to es
cape, all within a period of nine days.
Hart was killed with his own re
olves. The detective was searching
the robber for weapons when Webb
turned on him In a. desperate attempt
to aln his liberty. He was able to
snatch the detective's revolver. In the
band-to-hand struggle which followed,
the bandit shot twice. The second bul
let entered the detective's body under
the left armpit and pierced his heart.
The arrest and murder was witness
ed by Cassella, who said Webb ran out
uf the flat and vanished while be was
summoning other detectives stationed
in front of the flat and In the rear,
Webb Is the third member of the
bandit gang of which James A. Perry
was the leader. He Is the man who
took a dive through a window In the
fourth-story flat at 4307 South Wabash
avenue last Tuesday when Captain Le
vin of the Hyde Park station had trail
ed the robbers to their rendeivous
and Perry and Walter Scott were
caught Webb has a multiple record
of crimes in Chicago and has served
two years In Pontiac reformatory, be
fore that be had been an inmate of the
John Worthy School for Boys. He is
said to be 25 years old.
The killing of Detective Hart form
ed the peak in the events of a day
which promised great achievements
for the police in running down the rest
of the automobile robber band.
Tbje police had learned the Identity
of the man said to have conducted the
. clearing house for the automobile ban
dits. The same man had furnished the
robbers with their motor cars.
' Perry In the course of bis series of
amazing confessions of m crime cam
paign had named Frank Madia, the
keeper of a small garage at 1612 South
Michigan avenue, as the "fence" of the
bandits and the nu who furnished
them with their machines. The Hyde
Park police were searching for Madia,
but failed to find him. They were bar
tering with men who represented
themselves as friends of Madia and
the police for the surrender of the gar
age keeper.
Vienna A corporal shot and killed
five of his comrades of the Eighteenth
infantry and fatally wounded three
o'hers at Neveslnje, Herzegovina. He
then set fira to the barracks and was
shot dead by a sentry.
The Weather
Forecast Till 7 p. m. Tomorrow for
Reek Island, Davenport. Molina,
and Vicinity.
Increasing cloudy and probably un
settled weather tonight and Wednes
day, warmer tonight with the lowest
temperature about 20 to 25 degrees.
Colder Wednesday afternoon.
Temperature at 7 a. m., 6. Highest
yerterday, 23? lowest last night, 5.
Velocity of wind at 7 a. m., 8 miles
per hour.
Precipitation, none.
Relative humidity at 7 p. m., 647 at
7 a. m., 85.
Stage of water, 3.8, a rise of .5 In
lest 24 hours.
J. M. SHERIER, Local Forecaster.
(From noon today to noon tomorrow.)
Sun sets 5:04. rise 7:19. Evening
stars: Venus, Saturn. Morning stars:
Saturn, Jupiter, Mars.
Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 21. United
States Senator Kenyon was assured
of reelection on joint ballot of the
legislature tomorrow when the senate
and house In separate ballots today
gave him a majority of 33 over Ham
ilton, democrat
. Providence, R. I., Jan. 21. Judge Le
baron Colt republican, was elected
United States senator.
St. Paul, Minn., Jan. 21. United 1
States Senator Nelson was reelected
Cortez, CoL, Jan. 21. Without leav
ing any trace of their whereabouts,
the band of 50 Ute Indians wno iett
the Ute reservation Saturday rather
than deliver one of their tribesmen.
Big Rabbit to the civil authorities, or
Ithe Indian agent left their stronghold
in the Ute mountains early yesterday
John S. Shears, the Indian agent,
declares he does not know where tin?
Indians have gone, whether back to
the reservation or further into the!'"e t nited States and enforce a d;s
range. If the Indians are on the res-1 iount rate for gold transactions.
ervatlon, however, they have not been
located and are in hiding.
the TJtes become that the white"cftT-
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xens of southwestern Colorado, la
the immediate vicinity of the reserva
tion, have armed themselves and are
momentarily looking for a desperate
outbreak. The Utes, who have re
mained on the reservation, are be-
Ueved they are arming themselves. 1
Indian Agent Spears received word ,
from the Interior department at ;
Washington today, asking for detail- j
ed Information concerning the upris-
It Is said the trouble between the
Indians and whites is more serious
than the attack on the sheep herders,
The Indians have been complaining
lor some time concerning the way
their hunting grounds have been In
vaded by the white. Dally bickerings
are said to have led to a feeling of
deep resentment on the part of the
Indians, which crysta'.ized Saturday
when the 50 war chiefs carried Big
Rabbit into the mountains.
Late yesterday Sheriff Gawith was
Informed that the Indians had retreat
ed further Into the mountains and
are now guarding Big Rabbit in the
pit of a canon.
New Haven, Conn., Jan. 21. At the
regular meeting of the Yale corpora
tion yesterday President Taft formal
ly accepted the appointment of Kent
professor of law at Yale.
The president announced his inten
tion of withdrawing from the corpora
tion when he takes up the regular
duties of his professorship. He plans
to oome to New Haven early in April
and this spring will deliver some lec
tures of an optional character. His
work in the fall wi'.l consist of a regu
uar course of lectures on the general
subject of constitutional law. He also
will give some instruction in the law
The Kent professorship was estab
lished in 1801. It was named in honor
of Chancellor James Kent of the class
of 1781.
Rev. Joseph H. Twichell of Hartford,
of the class of 1809, senior fe'.low of
the Yale corporation, announced his
resignation after 38 years f service
at the meeting yesterday.
Immediately after the corporation
meeting President Taft left for New
Washington, Jan. 21. An attempt
of seven Osage Indian councillors
deposed by Secretary Fisher to force
their reinstatement by mandamus
proceedings failed today when the dis
trict supreme court dismissed their
petition. The secretary removed
them for having been "unduly influ
enced" in granting a lease to the
Uncle Sam Oil company.
House Committee Is
Shown New Plan of
Currency Reform
Advocates That All Banks Con
tribute Ten Per Cent of De
posits for a Reserve.
Washington, Jan. 21. Former Rep
resentative Fowler of New Jersey out
lined In the house currency reform
commitee today his suggestions for a
revision of the monetary system. He
proposed that national banks be auth
orized to do a commercial, savings
and trust company business, and make
note issues as Canadian banks do: that
all "holding companies" of banks be
prohibited, and all banks be compelled
to carry the same amount of reserve,
always in gold; that all banks be un
der federal control as to banking and
interstate business and that, clearing
houses be established in all financial
centers to be designated "commercial
zones." under the management of
boards selected by the banks.
FOR centra:, reserve.
By having all banks contribute from
seven to ten per rent of their deposits I
to a central reserve. Fowler estimated
that a gold reserve of u pi ai d of a
billion and a quarter would be created,
to be held in trust for all commercial
zones, and its distribution in times of
need would be controlled by a board
chosen from all zones. The plan would
enable such an organization to cou-
trol the movement of gold to and from
"The commodities clause of the in-
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a sham; it s open at both "ends, and
not worth the paper It is written on,"
said Representative Stanley at a pub
lic hearing today of the house com
merce committee. Stanley was advo
cating passage of his bill aimed at
the steel corporation to prohibit min
ing or manufacturing
owning railroads which transport their i
goods. "What is the use saying rail-;nff
roads shall not own coal mines or
manufacturing concerns and then let-
ting the mining companies or manufac-
turing concerns own the railroads?"
! he declared.
root for rkihi..
j ..Tlie United States should either
, 8ubmit the Panama free toll auestion
to impartial arbitration, or retire
from the position we have taken,"
was the declaration of Senate.- Root,
in the senate today in a speech favor
ing repeal of the free toll provision
of the canal act. Root was an active
opponent of the free toll provision
when the act passed last August.
"We were weary and exhausted and
our minds were not working during
that period," he declared.
From the treaty with Great Britain,
Root read the declaration that the
proposed 'canal was to be open "on
equal terms to all. That declaration
is the corner stone of the rights of
the United States at the Panama
canal," he said.
One Italian Killed and Six Others
Shot at Dalzell Celebration.
Princeton, 111., Jan. 21. One dead,
6ix injured, is the result of the sham
ba'tle fought on the main street at
Dalzell between conflicting factions of
an Italian military organization which
was staging a pageant representing
the victory over the Turks in the war
with Tripoli. In the heat of the con-
1 fllct bullets were substituted for blank
When the smoke cleared seven par- J
ticipants lay wounded on the field, i
r:,cr,t u
tnree Dunei noies in nis Doay. Me
died last night at St. Marguerite's hos
pital at Spring Valley. Ths tragedy
Is the outcome of a feud that has ex
isted since New Year's night, when
a quarrel arose at a public dance at I
the village.
Sheriff Charles Briers returned to
Princeton with a dozen prisoners.
Peter Anton and Dominic Cautolloui
are being held as leaders of the gang
which began the fusillade. C. N. Hol
lerlgh, state's attorney, is preparing
to ask indictments against 50 Italian
citizens of Dalzell who took part in
the celebration.
Chicago, Jan. 21. Fire destroyed the
Riordan. Manufacturing company to
day. Several hundred girls were work
ing in' the building. A dozen girls
escaped by jumping from windows.
Several persons were injured.
One of ths injured girls later died
of burns.
Tfie statement of President-elect Woodrow Wilson that he is strongly opposed to the un
democratic inaugural ball, such as we have always known in the past, moves the cartoonist to
offer a suggestion. .
Washington, Jan. 21. Disquieting
reports a grave situation at Vera
Cruz, Mexico, today, caused the state
d part men t seriously to consider de-
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first iMvlslUti of the Atlantic -fleet" at ,
I Gauntanamo' for immediate duty at
I the Mexican port. If there is no reas
suring news during the day this may
be done.
Continued disorders and widespread
! rebel activities in southern Mexico,
in which official dispatches today say
ranches have been
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han(1ita fl(,mnr,1iwH thA nnrv
off, and bandits demoralized the pop
ulace, aroused apprehension for the
safety of Americans in the disturbed
zone. That the Madeio government
is providing little or no protection is
again in evidence.
New York, Jan. 21. A man sprlrud
along a footpath near the Manhattan
terminals of the Manhattan bridge to
day, swerved, leaped over the railing
and a moment later the body was
flattened out on a sidewalk of a little
park, in sight, of 2,000 striking gar
ment workers, who were in a meejr
lng. Two letters, signed Solomon,
Bergman, were found on his clothing.
"Hope, courage and belief are ev
erything," read one. "I have lost all.
I am proud to die on soil which gives
equal rights to all men."
Former Valet to Mortimer Schiff Ar
rives in St. Paul.
St. Paul, Jan. 21 Folke E. Brandt,
former valet of Mortimer Schiff of
New York, arrived in St. Paul yester
day. "I've come to Minnesota to forget
the past and to make good in the
future," Brandt said. "My ambition Is
to show my friends that I can start
all over and live a clean life."
Brandt bore a letter from Senator
Knute Nelson to J. A. O. Preus, state
insurance commissioner,
He called on
Mr. Preus immediately after his ar
j rival.
' Brandt, who was serving a prison
I term for burglary, was recently par
doned by Governor Suizer of New
i York.
Guadalajara, Mexico, Jan. 21. The
volcano of Colima broke into violent
eruption last night Thousands of peo
ple are fleeing from villages and
ranches in the vicinity. It is believ
ed there was some loss of life.
Hundreds of refugees arrived this
morning. Fleeing people found it nec
essary to shovel away a quantity of
volcanic sand before they were able
to move the train of box cars on which
they were riding. For many miless the
train had to be stopped frequently to
clear the track of debris. Very litUe
lava was ejected, while suffocating
gases formed the unusual feature of
the eruption. A gale from the north
west probably saved, many Inhabitants,
as It caused the flying sand and dead
ly gases to pass over their heads.
Chicago, Jan. 21. Unlawful dis
criminatory rates which make "the
big cities bigger and the smal citres
smaller" Is charged in a complaint
of the Iowa state board of railroad
commissioners filed with the inter
state commerce commission which
came up for hearing before Commis
sioner Prouty today.
Clifford Thorne, railroad commis
sioner of Iowa, represented the board
of that state. The entire schedule of
tariffs of western railroads operating
from inland Iowa points to all points
west except the Pacific coast, affecting
the shipment of every commodity, are
attacked as "unjust, unlawful, discrim
inatory and unduly preferential" In
favor of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas
City and other large cities.
New York, Jan. 21. Smuggled dia
monds worth more than 120,000, gov
ernment agents say, were found to
day in a package received from Am
sterdam, Holland, by Nathan Groen.
a New York diamond dealer. Groen
was arrested as he got the package at
the postofiice. After his arrest gov
ernment agents went to his place of
business and seized diamonds valued
at $60,000.
New York, Jan. 21. The garment
workers' strike today reached the in
junction stage, one injunction was
granted and numerous other were an-
plied for to restrain the strikers from !
interfering with the factories.
Leavenworth. Kan., Jan. 21. Wil
liam Reddin, W. Burt Brown and W.
J. McCain, dynamite conspirators,
were released from the federal prison j
on bonds today.
Firebugs Are Up. j
New York, Jan. 21. Describing Hen- i
ry C. Freeman, a wealthy insurance J
broker, who, with four other men was j
indicted today for complicity in tne i
"arson trust" as a man who "has got j
rich out of his arson crimes." Assist- i
ant District Attorney Weller demand-1
ed that Freeman's bail te fixed at
$50,000. Freeman and Abraham Coci
lichten, another of the indictedmen,
were remanded to the Tombs without
Lai) until tomorrow. The names of
the other three men indicted were not
New York, Jan. 21. Miss Helen.
Gould, whose wedding to Flnley J.
Shepard will take place tomorrow, has
made an army of homeless men happy
with the announcement that a feast for
tho poor will be served tomorrow to
1,000 men In. the basement of the Bow
ery mission, in whose work she has
long been interested. A musical en
tertainment will also be provided. She
decided on this plan yesterday after
noon while messengers were besieging
her house bearing wedding gifts by
tho hundreds, some of which were from
the Bowery.
Tarrytown, N. Y., Jaa. 21. Miss
Helen Gould and Finley J. Shepard,
whom she will marry tomorrow, re
hearsed this afternoon their wedding
in the great drawing room at Lynd
hurst. A stream of messengers bear
ing wedding presents from every part
of the country poured through the
grounds of Miss Gould's estate today.
Gifts came from wealthy friends of
the brlde-e;ect, from friends on the
tBowery and the east side, from the
army and navy, railroad organiza
tions and individuals the world over.
There was a rope of pearls from
George Gould, a corsage ornament of
diamonds from Frank Gould and a set
of tapestries from Edwin Gould.
Go Back to Work.
Chicago, Jan. 21. The chorus of the
Chicago Grand Opera company,
which struck in a body Sunday night,
preventing a scheduled performance
of "I Pagllacci," returned to work last
night and assisted in a performance
of "La Bobeme." The singers object
ed to working twice on Sunday.
Campaign Was Too Much.
Salt Lake City. Utah, Jan. 21. Mrs.
Edyth Ellerbeck Read, member of the
lower house of the Utah legislature,
died yesterday from nervous prostra
tion. She was elected on the repub
lican ticket at the last election and
her condition became critical follow
ing an exciting campaign.
Meningitis Kills Another.
Gale, 111., Jan. 21. Another menin
gitis death at Gale was reported yes
terday, bringing the total up to 12.
Dr. Crawford of the state board of
health is establishing a special hos
pital in which all meningitis patients
may be treated.
To Prevent Mixed Marriages.
Madiscn, Wis., Jan. 21. To prevent
possible repetition of the Jack John
son affair, a bill was Introduced In the
legislature to prohibit marriages of
whites and blacks.
Springfield, 111.. Jan. 21. After tak
ing the 39th and 40th ballots on the
speakership without result, the house
adjourned until 10 tomorrow 'morning,
Adjournment was taken out. of respect
of the deaths of Charles Catlin of Chi -
cago, father of Representative Catlin,
and Thomas Brady, brother of Auditor -
elect Brady.
President-Elect Decide9
He Does Not Need a
Special Train
Willing4 That His Wife and
Daughters Attend, but They
Will Not Be in Line.
Trenton, Jan. 21. Governor Wilson
today declared if arrangements were
made for a popular reception at the
capitol building as a substitute for an
inaugural ball, Mrs. Wilson and the
Misses Wilson would attend.
The governor said the Impression
that members o? his family would not
be present had probably arisen from
his letter to Chairman Eustis of the
inauguration committee.
Perhaps I did not make it clear in
my letter," said the governor, "but I
meant simply that the ladles should
not be expected to stand in line and
shake hands."
The governor said he himself did
not fear the strain of handshaking. He
denied published reports that he and
Mrs. Wilson favored the abandonment
of the inaugural ball because of a pos
sibility that the dancers might Indulge
in the "turkey trot" and similar
dances. He said he was opposed to
the idea of an Inaugural ball because
of the Indirect expense to the govern
ment. "I am glad to have been the Instru
ment through which the Institution
was abandoned," said the governor.
Wilson will not relinquish the office
of governor until March 3, the day he
leaves here for the Inauguration.
Neither Wilson nor any member o
his family will travel In a private car
when he leaves to become president.
He said he expected to make only
ordinary traveling arrangements.
Washington, Jan. 21. Wilson's in
augural ball was officially abandoned
today when the house committee
struck It out of, the congressional res
olution which covers the program.
Trenton, N. J., Jan. 21. Governor
Wilson today set forth the principle
that "justice and not gratefulness rec
ognition of services and not politics"
would guide him in the distribution
of public offices.
Wilson declared himself In a speech
to a delegation of labor leaders- who
asked him to appoKt John Cosgrove, a
democrat, to the office of state com
missioner of labor, held by Lewis Bry
ant, republican.
"The pub'ic office is not worth any
thing," the governor said, "if entire
ly satisfactory fulfillment of the duties
of the office does not entitle a man
to consideration for reappointment.
Colonel Bryant has made good. I am
bound to consider his claims. I would
be ashamed of myself If I did not."
Washington, Jan. 21. Secretary
Nagel warmly defended Taft's admin
istration today at the first sessions
of the chambers of commerce of the
United States. He said that criti
cisms heaped upon the president had
been in nearly all cases entirely with
out warrant or based on facts. Fre
quent comparisons between statu
governments and the national govern
ment had been made to the detriment
of the latter, the secretary declared.
The country, he said, was politically
divided against itself, while commer
cially and industrially it was united.
Bear Cat, Victim of Many Accidents,
Is Sent tc- Bottom.
Dubuque, Iowa, Jan. 21. The "hoo
doo" launch Bear Cat is no more. It
was sent deliberately to the boliom
of the Mississippi yesterday by its
owners. Rex J. Cowley, representa'ive
of a Chicago Automobile factory, and
Tim Boozle, head clerk at the Julien
Four years ago. while owned at Clin
ton, Bear Cat capsized, the accident
resulting in the loss of three lives.
Cowley and Boozle afterward?
bought the boat and had several clo
! calls from drowning. The combination
j of the freak propenxities of Bear at
! and the year 1913 was too much for
the owners. Finding an open stretch
! of water a half mile below the hifjh
! bridge", they decided to start the aew
, year right by burying the craft: Bor
I ing a four inch hole In the hull and
i starting the engines at full speed, the
j clutch was thrown over, the owners
1 jumped ashore, and the craft headed
! for the center of the river, where an
1 ice Jam stopped it. It sank a moment
i after striking.

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