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The Omaha Daily Bee
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Resolve to start each day right ,
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VOL. XLU- NO. 1G8.
V9 'J
Z. 'el
five-Dollar Certificate Declared
Genuine in Federal Cash
Assistant Chief of Secret Service
Discovers Variations.
impossible to Withdraw Entire
Issue of These Bills.
iCxtcnt of ClrrtilnMon of Mite ot
Khnnti) Tiro Specimen. Being;
Clsenvereil In Mew York
WASHINGTON, Dec. SO.-Alarm seized
ffldals of the Untied States treasury
1 today upon the discovery ot a remark
able counterfeit silver certificate, the
moat dangerous imitation of American
cuirency since the l anions "Momoe !
bead" $100 bill which was suppressed In
So nearly .perfect Is this spurious note
that officials of tho rush room of the
licasury declared It was genuine and
rnswervliigly held to their belief that
I 'fit was it washed note, lb
,-i.ifelstaut chief of the Till
Vtirt Jcn leu, detected slls
lerinan Moran,
Ited States so-
Ight variations
oni the oilglnal, however, and stamped
It unqualifiedly as a counterfeit.
The note Is" hodangcrouvs shrdluouou
Tho noto is so dangerous that It was
brought to the personiil attention to Sec
ary fliacveash and Robert O. Bailey,
sslstant secretary of the treasury. In
tho oase of t'Jie "Monroe head" bill tho
wholo Issue was withdrawn from clrcu-
l.ttlon because- of the dangerous imitation. ;
It will hardly be practicable to resort )
to this1 precaution In connection vltli tho i
new counterfeit because the "Indian
head" silver certificate Is so generally i
In clrcuatum.
Tho counterfeit was discovered In New
York City, where two bpc-chiicus were
obtained by the secret service. Treasury
officials have undertaken to Investigate
tho extent of Its circulation, which ns
yet Is unknown.
Widespread warnings to the public were
issued today by W. J. Flynn, chief of the
secret service.
"The general appeaarnce of this coun- ;
terfelt." said Chief Flynn's notice, " is
calculated to deceive even careful
handlers of moijey.".,, .,
T-he "'Imperfections of the iiotearc -detectable'
only to the eye of ari expert"
Hit the aid of a glass. Apparently It Is
"printed on two pieces of paper between
which slk threads have been .distributed.
The .number of the speclment which
readied secret service headquarters Is
NEW YORK, Dec. 30. Miss Maude It..
lngersoll, daughter cf the late Colonel
Itobert G. lngersoll, was married here
today to Walter McLean Probasco of
Cincinnati. The ceremony 'was performed
by Rev. Dr. John I.. Klliott of the Kthical
Culture society In sttlct accordance with
the Ideas of Colonel .lngersoll.
CHICAGO. Dec. SO.-Tho Protestant
Episcopal annual, .lust Issued, gives tho j
louowtng statistics ror tnc XMcnrnsKu iu
oceso for the last year: Clergy, S3; par
ishes, and missions, f.0! baptisms, 347;
confirmed, .87 ; communicants, f,06l; mar
riage", 11"; burials, 211; Sunday school
scholars, 1,382; teachers, 241; contribu
tions, S67,(i.
Oi-anue City Mnu Klllril.
LKMAKS. fa., Dec. 30. W. A. Mullen
berg of Orange City, died In a hospital
here today from the effects of an acci
dent. A car in which Mulleuburg and
two companions were driven was struck
by a Northwestern- passenger train.
The Weather.
Forecast till 7 p. m. Tuesday:
For Omaha. Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Fair tonight and Tuesday; warmer to
night; cooler Tuesday.
Trm prratnre
lit Onialiii
Hours, Deg.
.', a. in 26
6 a. in...." 2t
7 a. m 26
8 a. m...... 28
9 a. m 32
. 10 a. m 35
11 a. m SO
12 m 40
1 p. m 42
2 p; m 46 1
5 p. m ao
I.oi-ul WrutUrr Iteronl.
1012. 1911. 1910. 1909.
Lowest last night 25 -3 22 3
Precipitation T. 00 .03 .00 .00
Normal temperature for today, 22 de
grees. Deficiency In precipitation since March
I, 3.26 Inches.
Deficiency corresponding period, 1911,
13.17 lnal.es.
Deficiency corresponding period, 1910,
II. 93 Inches.
Weather In the Grnlu Belt.
A barometric depression of unusual
energy Is moving over the upper Mis
souri valley from the northwest and is
causing unsettled conditions In those sec
tions. A reduced barometer reading of
28.9$ Inches was recorded this morning at
Wllllston, N. D. A very rapid and de
cided rise In temperature has occurred
throughout the west within tho lant
twenty-four hours and weather Is from
20 to 30 degress warmer In the mountains
than on Sunday morning. A slight but
general fall In temperature occurred In
fh Mlsslssloni valley and southwest, but
the weather Js much warmer In the east
fcnr and south Atlantic slates. The In
crease In temperature In the west will
bring somewhat warmer weamer to inia
Vicinity tonight, out cooler weamer win
probably follow by Tuesday night.
U A. 'vtXLSH, Local Forecaster.
O'Malley Requests
Legislature to Pay
Two Years' Salary
(From a Stuff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. Dee. aO.-(Bpecla1.)-Another
man appointed by Governor Shellon
bcrger, -who was prevented from servlim
by reason ot an Injunction of the federal
court, ha put In a claim for u salary
which that Injunction prevented him ftom
receiving. C. 13. O'Malley of Omaha, has
presented to the. auditor a bill for $3,1100
covering the period of two years for
which ho was appointed by the then gov
ernor as bank examiner. This item will
go before the legislature for adjustment.
Another claim which may also bo be
foro the legislature Incase the supremo
court, which now lias It under considera
tion, rules against Its payment. Is that
of Sam Patterson, who wants $G,WV us
secretaryof the bunking board to which
he was appointed by Governor Sheallen
berger and did not serve for the sanu
reason that prevented Mr. O'Malley from
H. C. Nicholson, one ot the present
bank examiners, has put In a claim for
1150 for additional salary claimed duo
him on account of the legislature falling
to appropriate sufficient to cover tho
salary allowed.
The claim ot Chief John Brlggs ot
South Omaha for $l,M0 due him hb he
claims for capturing the escaping con
victs last spring, will also be put up to
the legislature for settlement, the and-
Itor refusing to draw a warrant for the
claim, in connection ltli the Hriggs'
cl aim for reward" two merchants of Mur-
dock have asked to be reimbursed for ,
goods stolen from their places of bust- '
ncss by the escaped convicts.
U. I). McFaddcn of Hastings, state hotel
Inspector, claims that he has used up the
appropriation given him by the last leg
islature to see that all hotels use bed
sljeets nine feet long, and not only has
used It up hut $379 In addition, making
that .much more for the legislature to
meet outside of the $3,600 appropriated.
Morrisey Chosen
Private Secretary
By Gov, Morehead
(From n Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 30.-(Spcclal.)
Andrew M. Morrisey, democratic candi
date for attorney general at the recent
election, will be private secretary tp
Governor Morehead.
Mr. Morrisey Is a native of New York
state, having been born In ' Llvanl In
that state about thirty-eight years ago.
He came to Nebraska twenty-one years
ago and settled at Chadron, where a
year later he began tho practice of law.
He resided In Cherry county thirteen
years and was county attorney a portion
o fthe time. In September. 191.1, he came
to Lincoln anu lormea a parinersnip
with" F M," Tyrrell, for tho' practice, of
law. At the primary last April ho was1
nominated by tho democrats of the state
for attorney general, but was defeated
by Grant Martin, the republican candi
date and present attorney general. Mr,
Morrlssey Is a bachelor.
Upon being offered tho private secre
taryship by Governor Morehead, ho sev
ered his connection, with the law firm
of Tyrrell & Morrisey and will give his
whole attention to tho business ot tho
governor's office.
German Secretary
of Foreign Affairs
Dies Suddenly
STUTTGART, Germany, Dec. 30. Al
fred Von Klderlen Waechter, secretary
of state ot the German empire, died sud
denly at his homo here today after a
brief Illness.
Von Klderlen Waechter was making his
usual Christmas visit to his sister, the
lieroucss Von Gemmlngene, near here.
He had felt extremely 111 for several days
and his physicians were called and feared
a fatal termination, as his heart action
was Irregular.
Tho end came with great suddenness at
9.W this morning, when the secretary ex
pired from heart failure, while ho waa
practically alone.
Alfred Von Klderlen Waechter was 60
years of age. He had occupied office an
Imperial secretary of state for foreign
affairs only since July 28, 1910, when ho
succeeded Wllhelm Von Schcen, who be
came German ambassador to France.
Ben F, Montgomery
Is Dead in Denver
F. K, Montgomery, formely a well
known citizen of Council Bluffs, who
had rljjen to gieat prominence In Colo
rado, died there yesterday. He was
elected lieutenant governor of Colorado
ut the November election and would
have been Installed In . office In Jan
uary. Mr. Montgomery was one of the
leading lawyers in the Bluffs from about
1S9 to 1879. During his residence there
ho was one of the prominent democrats
nf snnthwestern Iowa and wan tlin
of southwestern iowa, ana was the.
party's candidate for congress several
ITa nnnlltrMl 111, anmn n.iminannn 1,,
Colorado democratic politics and was
chairman of the state central committee, work required, that we have been corn
He also asulred considerable wealth and pellcd to erect 11 large office building In
aided his son, who aOone time was
worth $4,000,000 as a mine owner and oper
ator, Mr, Montgomery was about 75 years
of age. For a time he lived at Lincoln,
WASHINGTON, Dec 20.-A freight tar
Iff filed on behalf
of all the western lines ;
i,il mint tlii-mich pIum
nit joint through class,
and providing tin
rates will not apply between Missouri
river points and Mississippi rUer transfer!
point, and certain .tatlons between St. J
bouls and Memphis Hafc uipenje t Uny ,
until May I. The effect of the proposed
tariff woukl be to Increase the first elasn
rate IS cents a hundred pound, with -proportionate
increa on the lower classes.
Darius Miller, President $OTl
Admits Char
Claims Department to
Be Moved.
Story 'Published by The Bee is Now
Chance AVonlil Jlnlie llnndllnn of
Ill-ports Hauler nml This In ISIven
nn tin- Benson for t'nttlno;
the Omnlin Forue.
Darius Miller, who speaks with the vole,
of James J. Hill, so far as the ntlnilnlstra
tlon of tho Burlington system Is con
cerned, confirms In a letter made public
today tho announcement printed In The
Beo several days ago thnt the Burlington
plans tho removal of tho claim and audit
ing department of the Burlington from
Omaha to Chicago.
Tho exact date Hap not yet been fixed.
ul" emucs ut llml elJar,.,.e.u are i
given sixty day's notice ot the time the
oro'er wl" ln, "ld(,- tllat
"cy mane- up their minus whether
to removo to Chicago or give, up their
employment w)th the Burlington.
The move will affect 1S employes, most
of them with families.
When the Hill anaconda swallowed the
Burlington, Omaha wait' headquarters for
a general manager of the Burlington &
Missouri IUvcr railroad, a general passen
ger agents with his department fully
equipped and with power to act; a gen
eral freight agent, similarly situated, and
generally tho operating organization of a
: great railroad. One by one these depart
ments havo been stripped of their lm
poitancc, tho power and the employes
taken to Chicago, reducing slowly, but
surely, the great city of Omaha to the
condition of a mere stopping place on the
Siller' Letter Confirms Her.
The Beo voiced Its protest several days
ago; Its allegations wcro at the time
tentatively denied, but now comes the
letter from Darius Miller to Georgo W.
Holdrcge. substantiating all Tho Beo said.
It is now up to Omaha. Tho executive
committee of tho Commercial club will
consider the matter at Its meeting Tues
day. Mr. Miller's letter Is ns follows:
CHICAGO," Dec. 27, 1912.Mrs. G. W.
Holdrege, General Manager;' Omaha, NeP
Dear Sir: Replying to your.. letter of H'
cent dt$, refeitfriit to' publ lsh?d rePotn
that our-auditing -dcnartrhetit .at Omaha
Is. to ba trHtisferrilihureKW'
I'mcago,- i tninu if ueiiraoie. tnaj xne
misunderstanding Which appears, tb exist.
should he corrected, and n putuio siato
ment of our Dlans on the subject bo made,
Wo propose within' the rfcxt few months
to transfer the work of the auditing
nartment. now being done, at -tho general
iiffton In Omnhn. In Chlrnflrn .for inn rea
son that with the change In conditions
affecting the operations or our lines. It
seems Impossible . to continue .present
methods of recording and compiling the
Increased amount of statistical Informa-.
that Is now icqulred. ,
Itensonn for- Ilrinovnl.
This change In conditions Is partly ihe
result of a very largo lnorcd.se in recent
years In the voluipn Of business and tho
number of transactions recorded dally
in our records, but more lareglv because
ot tho enormous Increase, under federal
and state laws, In tho volume of statisti
cal reports and Information 'constantly
required by the Interstate .Commerce com
mission, state railroad commissions, tax
commission, Postofflco department, and
numerous other public bodies chargsd
with the duty ot Investigating and regu
lating railroad operations.
I make no complaint ugalust these re
quirements, but think it will be apparent
to everyone as It has been to' us for some
time, that In order to adapt ourselves to
these requirements our records must be
brought together and kept In one place
so that reports and statistics as required
may bo compiled as a unit Instead of
piecemeal as is now the practice.
Kfflclnncy and economy In operation,
furthermore, require that the various de
partments of tile roalroad be promptly
i furnished with current results of opera
tion,- movement ot traffic, etc., nnd under
present conditions, this cannot be ac
complished if our Important records are
kept at widely separated points.
Wo havo btrn striving for many years
to Improve-: all ot our methods and In
none more than In promptness of Inves
tigation nnd adjustment of claims. Many
of these arc handled without Ihe Interven
tion of stato or federal commissions, but
many also, require report of facts to
these public bodies for authority to ad
just. Kvery shipper of freight under
stands this and will appreciate the delays
and confusion that arc met with In keep
ing separate accounting and auditing
offices. For these reasone, I think also,
that every business man will realize the
embarrassment that he would meet with
In his own affnlrs under similar cir
cumstances and will appreciate that un
der the added burdens of public service
we have been compelled to take the step
determined upon In thlsintance.
Nn Other ChaitKrs Now.
We do not propose to mako any other
changes In our general offices at Omaha
nor o transfer or make any change In
the authoflty of any officer at Omaha
with from the public had occasion to
deal. The change to be made Involves
only a necessary and unavoidable rear
rangement of tho Internal admlnlstni-
lion OI one oi our uc loruiicmn. u
u , an jnc.r(.B8C 'ln efficiency and
j,ntter Batisfactlon to every patron of the
road and 1 am sure, when understood.
1 will meet with annroval by all concerned.
UI.m brer ' 'Y,?c'r.HVr.''SH'!n5t.r.,i?arI
I IllCagO, l lllln liu-unn tvi) eumi iib uuic
to consolidate nil of this work in one
building, equipped with mechanical de
vices ana laciuiien mr uuiiik tuin wurtt
wth the efficiency and economy required
ana without tho contusion and delays
that ut present are unavoidable.
Nutlre to KniployVd.
m-a nl.titl plvn roAftnnnliln TintlrA In nil
jwill be given positions In the Chicago
! nf ti, a without reduction In nav and tvltii
- l t, name opportunities for advancement
us exists with thoe of similar length of;
fcervh-e now located ill Chicago.
j I0Krct u, ,MVe notied hi the pub-
i;'n.. iih.is reK.udlpg tills millpr thaf
a feeling should exl-t In any quarter that
ft.e!Z on 'our' "art of X
Qng HtaudliiK frionlnliip and support
which wi havt always received from
I aiip nalMna lit flmnhr and f t mat thmt
you will use every effort possible to re
move any such feeling and explain that
we nave ocen compcuea 10 iaae ims
(Continued on Page Two.)
from "the Chicago News.
Powers Intimate to Sultan that He
Should Make Peace.
Csnr'.a Ambassador Ilnt Hint Con
dition In Asia Minor Will
.Make Delny More Dnn
ircron to Otlomnna.
WPfaor; w;
Po.W.)il4hV Ottoman so.
,ernnterit to make "an
.etiort to como to
the, terms of the Balkan allies.
Th. rtUsslan ambassador here In par-'
tlcular coupled his advice with a warn
ing as to the dangerous, consequences of
delay in view ot tho situation In Asia
This llusslan representation hns pro
duced a disagreeable. Impression In
Turkish official' circles, whllo tho agita
tion, , In. the army In favor of t assump
tion of hostilities continues.
Many hand bills have bnn distributed
among the Turkish .officers and men'
counseling the continuance of the war
and the non-surrender of the fortress of
Government Wins
Suit to Prevent the
Lake Shore Merger
COLUMBUS, O., Dec. 30.-Federal Judge
Sater rtndered a decision In favor ot tho
government In tho suit tp prevent the
merger of the Lake Hhoro and Hocking
Valley railroads.
Mewing of Cat Stops
Escape of Murderer
BOSTON, Dec, 30. Jesse Pomcroy,
whose crimes startled the country nearly
forty years ago, nttempt'ed unsuccessfully
to escape from the state prison at
Charlestown today. Pomeroy Is serving
a life sentence for torturing two children
to death wlien he was 13 years old. The
convict left his cell by sawing three bars
from the door. Tho mewing of a cat
which followed Pomeroy along the cor
ridor attracted tho attention of Thomas
IiniBsfl, an attendant, shortly before day
light and when ho ordered tho murderer
to throw, up his hands the prisoner ma,de
no resistance.
President Visits
St, Augustine, Fla,
BT. AUGUHTINB, Fla Dec. SO.-On his
return trip from the Panama canal none
President Taft paid his first visit to the
oldest town In the I'nlted States today.
stopping at St. Austlne ns thn guest of
the Board of Trade. The president was
driven up St. George's street and through
me oia gate at fori .Marion, mo ancient
Spanish fortress. He held a Inlef rccep
tlon after breakfast, (veto re continuing his
Journey to Washington.
CHICAGO, Dec. ao.-Pollce officials ure
puzzled over the Identity of a good look
ing young woman, 23 years old, who says
she has "beaten her way" on freight
strains to most of the laiga cities of
the United States and declares that she
would lather ride In a boxcar than on a
soft cushion of a flri-t class passenger
train. She was at rested today as Mie
was about to board a freight train.
The young woman, who said she had
soft cushion of a first-class passenger
the name ot "Miss Hazel Johnson," but
admitted It was fictitious.
for the Annual Joy
Brother of Gotch
Falls Out of a Bath
Tub and Breaks Neck
NKW YORK, Dec. W). Adolph Gotch, 27.
brother of Frank Gotch,- the- champion
heavyweight wrcstlor, met death in a pe
culiar manner In a rooming houso til
Dauphluc street hero lato last night.
Shortly after Gotch had repaired to a
bathroom In tho house, groans were heard
Issuing from tho room, llroaklng open tho
doorj.othor occtipciuts of Ihe lipase oupd
f.-... Att ..n II, a fl..Ai.'ln n'tvtnt
fl,n, 1 1 ''tcC(, bxd m the fIl)0r ,n rt-.dylhg l i.VenV out on strike In New York
'nl1,t,on. Ue dk,j ,)tfore physicians nr-lttfdity, tyinc up approximately 4x) faci
rived. Coroner O'lluru uecinrea iniit ueatu
as due- to a brolton neck, sustained In
'falling out of t(ie bath tub. Gotch was
employed hero as a stationary engineer.
Boy Skater Carried
Into an Airhole by
Sail and Drowned
STOUM LAICR, la., Dec. 30.-(8pcclal
Telegram. )-lirnesl Kmiirlneson, boh nf
Mr. and Mrs. J. N Hmarlncson of Alia,
In., was drowned In Storm lake last
evening. Ho came down from Alta to
skuto nnd was using a sail. Tho strong
wind curried him over the Ico at a ter
rific pace. About 5 o'clock' he started ap
parently across tho Inko and was nut
Been iigtiln. When he did not return to
his homo a search was Instituted und
the body was found In the center of the
lako at 10 o'clock this morning. There Is
a large nlr hole wnero tno nouy was
found. The boy was about 10 years old.
Business of National
Banks is Increasing
WASHINGTON, !' 30. -Reports
fiom national banks ti the compti oiler
of the currency In lespunsn to the call of
Novpinlier SO reflect the tightness of
money at that time, hut show a marked
growth of banking duilng the last year,
according to treasure officials.
Many sections of tno country reported
decreases In cash and deposits as com
pared with the condition on September 4,
tho date of the protons call.
The aggregate loan-', cash and deposits
of all the national iMiiks on November
26 were:
Loans, $0,0&8,S2,ftii n gain over Septem
ber 4, 1!12. of 1K,14(.7.Vi. and over Decem
ber 6, 1911, of J399.S7:.J'-'.
Cash, S59,8,737. decrease since Sop-
temper 5, 1911 of J3 '., M.
Deposits. $5,W4.S:i.'A a gain over bep-
tember. 6. 1911, of 3.ti.450. .
1911. of JtOS,B7S,7
NKW'YOniC. Df -The food cm-
i .,nri in 1...IHV in hrpuh till
high price of apple- With n carload on
hand and "unllun" ' ' supplies behind
them, they say, tin began selling Hald
wlns.afC cents a tirt. apples ns good,
they declared as tin- locnl retailors had
been asking from -' to 16 cents a quart
for. , v
The sale Vas cori'i " tl at the Queens
boro bridge mark, i by MrB. Julian
Heath, president i the Housewives'
Luguo of America other sales of othr
produce ara promise!. Tho cold storage
egg crusade which nan somo days ago,
continues. The pn e- In ome parts of
the city aro us low at 22 to 25 cents a
CHICAGO, Dec j John Klein, & year
old. his wife. Mrs. IKee. K years old, und
Charles Wehofftr ' years old. were
found asphyxiated by gs In the Klein
homo on the south side today A gas Jet
was open, whether t accident or design
has not been deterr'ned.
Hundred and Twenty-Five Thou
sand Quit Work in New York.
Sinus MrrtliiKN Arc Held Throimlumt
the I)n- lit Forty-Five II nil
Mnirnitril for the I'nniosr
Flmt nt 4 Ai M.
NKW YOnK, Dec. 30. Men and women
garment workers estimated In puinber at
torlcs. They demand lilultnr pay and net -
ter working conditions'.
Mass meetings of thn strikers began as
early as 4 p. m., and at daylight, In a
drizzling rain, picket siiiads of twelve
had been posted at all the factories af
fected, dn each syuad were at least two
Forty-five halls throughout the city
have been engaged by tho strikers for
gathering places. Violence has been dis
countenanced by tho, lenders, nnd the
walkout today was accompanied by no
Fifteen Men Buried
Alive by Snowslide
Near Fern, B. C.
WINNIPEG. Man., Dec. :.-It Is re
ported that a heavy slide of snow today
nt tho Coal Creek mines of tho Crow's
Nest Pass coal company at Fern, Brit
ish Columbia, cnrrlod with It a cunwMitcr
shop In which fifteen men were working.
All wcro hurled alive. Only thrco bodies
had been recovered at noon.
Burnham Murder
Oase Goes to Jurv
CIIICAQO, Dec. 30. The fate of Mrs.
Harriet M. Burnhum, who Is on trial for
her llfo before Judge Kersten for the
murder of her husband, Herbert K. Burn-
ham, was placed In tho hands of the
Jury shortly after 11 o'clock this morning,
Assistant Htato's Attorney John Flem
ing, In his closing argument to the Jury,
asked the death penalty,
Mrs. Burnham Wept throughout the oil
dress of tho prosecuting attorney. She
whs pale and weak and several times
seemed to bo on the vergo of collapxc.
CHICAGO, pec. 30. Aiding her lover
and three other men to escape from tho
guardhouse at Fort Sheridan six mouths
ago caused prosecution ot Mrs. Adcle
Lawrence by the federal authorities to
day, but the woman's teurful plea of love
and Ignorance of tho seriousness of her
I act won clemency In Fedoral Judge Car- i
I'eiiter-B cour .
."lie esadped with n flue of $25 and a
sentence of thirty days In tho county
Jull, th-j sentence to be suxjieiidcd upon j
the payment ot tho flue. i
"I didn't know what I wus doing, Judgo. I
I only wanted to help tho man I loved." ,
Mrs. Lawrence pleaded that sho was In l
lovo with Thomas Hindmun, who, with
three other men Frank Ncwlln, Harold
Smith and Charles H. Underwood were
confined fn tho guanlhouse. She hired an.
automobile and assisted In tho escape.
KPIUNGFIIJLD. III., Hoc. 30,-Clalmlng
that Kent K, Keller, democratic senator
elect from tho Foitj -fourth district, has
been n resident uf St. Uiuls, Mo., for tho .
last twelve years, Samuel K. Ha.-wood,
republican candidate against Kollor at
the recent election, today filed notice of
a contest for the seat. Cliailes B,
Felrich of Carbondalo Is the contestant's
President of Iron Workers' Organi
zation is Given Heaviest Pen
alty by the Judge.
Among Them Arc Tveitmoe, Butler,
Hockin, Young and Munsoy.
Sentences of Farrell, Cooney, Cough
lin, Kline. Murphy Suspended.
Thirty-Three Prisoners Vrohtiblr
Will He Tit Urn to Lenveiivrnrlh,
Knn. TonlKht on n Spe
cliil Tntl ii.
INDIANAPOLIS. Dec. 30. Sontencc.1
varying from seven years Imprisonment
In tho federal prison at Leavenworth.
Knn., to ono year and olio day nnd to sus
pended sentences, woro today Imposed
uiKiti tho thirty-eight lalwr union offi
cials convicted In tho dynamlto conspiracy
Frank M. Bynn. president of tho Iron
Workers' International union, was given
a sentence of seven yeius.
Olaf A, TvclUnoo of San Francisco, con
victed on charges of aiding In pluttlng tho
destruction of the Los Angeles Tlnicii
building, nnd Kugeno A. Clancy, nlso ot
San Francisco, were given six years each.
By an us head ot tho union received tho
heaviest penalty.
Herbert 8. Hockin received si years.
All tho prisoners who received prison
terms aro to bo taken to leavonvortli,
Kan.,, probably tonight.
A remarkable scene in tho struggle of
tho wives of tho prlsoncra to reach their
husbands attended tho sentence. H was
ordered that nil the. spectators should bo
cleared fiom tho room nnd tho prisoners
bo allowed to talk with tho members of
their families.
Soma of tho men mndo pleas for mercy;
others wept In tho urms of their wives.
But thn court pronounced tho-sentences
ono by one regardless of tho picas,
six Men llelcnseil.
Six nieh woro given their liberty
through suspended sentences. These In
cluded ICdwnid Chiiko or Cincinnati, tho
dynamiter who confessed to blowing up
a brldgH with tho help ot Hockin. Ho
had appeared as n government witness.
Orto 10. McMunlgnl, nnothcr confessed
dynamiter, was not sentenced at this time.
In sohio cases sentences ot ono year
and Hoidiiy wcro nuposnd, so that thesa
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hflnrd in a tciicrni
trims 'bt lees than
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ono year aro-kept In county Jails.
Federal- Judge Albert B. Anderson had
many of tho prisoners whom ho sakl hu
considered less guilty thnli the rot
brought before him to mnxo statements.
For nn hour and u half the Judgo thui
In a conversational way talked with pris
oners asking htcm whether they believed
In dynamiting as n method of promoting
a strike.
All ot the men professed Innocence,
"I hope God will strike mo dead"
began one prisoner, but l)e wns Inter
rupted by the court.
Judgo Anderson, after the sentences,
read from tho bchch a statement in which,
ho said:
"Tho evidence snows some of these
defendants to be guilty of muitior, hut
thoy aro not charged here with that
crime; this court cannot punish them
ror It."
For the thlrty-clght men convicted sen
tences wru Imposed as follows:
Ono prisoner received seven years.
Hlght prisoners received six years each.
Two prisoners received four years each.
Twelvo prisoners received thrco year
Four prisoners received two years each.
Six prisoners received ono year und ono
day each.
Flvo prisoners wcro given their liberty
through suspended sentences.
ICdward Clerk, Cincinnati, though he
pleaded guilty, was given a suupended
sentence, making ,a total of thlrty-nluo
prisoners dlsjioscd of.
Tho entire proceedings In court as a
climax to tho thrco months' dynamlto
conspiracy trial, required only two hours
from tho tlmo court opened shortly after
10 n. m. to n few minutes after tho noon
.liulue llenilH Statement.
Before Judgo Anderson passed sentences
ho said ha desired to rend a statement.
Ho then review the history of tho dyna
mite conspiracy, as well as tho cvldcnco
Introduced, and said:
"Tills scheme or campaign of dynamltq
(Continued on Page Two.)
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