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The Omaha Morning Bee
VOL. 82 NO. 13.
OMAHA, MONDAY, JULY 3. 1922.
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Second Day of Shopmen
Walkout Here It Unevent
Four Trains Are Delayed
Sunday, the second day of the rail
way shopmen's strike, wan unevent
ful in Omaha, Council Bluffs and
Trains, with four exception, ar
rived on time in Omaha terminal,
according to station time boards.
Large crowds leaving and arriving
for the Fourth of July, filled the
Union and Burlington stations.
There were no signs either of
strike pickets, or armed guards at
the Cass street entrance to the Union
I'acific shops Union officials said
they did not consider it necessary
, ' U poet pickets Sunday. Pickets were
' on duty Saturday night, however.
Cla:m 97 Per Cent Out.
Officials of the Union Pacific fed
eration No. 105 issued a statement
claiming that telegraphic reportstrc
ceivtd at tin federation offices here
indicate that slightly more than 97
per cent of the maintenance of equip
' . inent workers of the Union Pacific
system answered the strike call at
10 Saturday morning.
Approximately 50 Union Pacific
' points had reported to the federation
.. offices hy 6 Sunday, these officials
' . said. They would give no actual
figures, explaining that until all re
' ports were in there could be no accuracy.
Claim Is Contradicated.
Contradicting this claim, W. H.
Uuild, assistant to the vice president
of the Union Pacific system, said
Sunday night that incomplete re
. ports received at headquarters here
" - indicated that not more than 75 per
cent of the shopmen struck on the
L nion i acme system.
"Nearly 300 men. all mechanics
v are left in our Omaha shops," said
"Guild. "That is a force large enough
to keen things going. We also are
, well fixed -at our Council Bluffs
roundhouse. There will be no in
- terruption in transportation on the
H. E. Gates, chairman, of the local
strike committee, in a statement to
- The Omaha . Bee late .Sunday, re
iterated claims that 98 per cent of
the Union Pacific Shopmen and 75
per cent of the common laborers here
walked out Saturday morning.
Definite Figures Lacking.
': "We are unable to give definite
figures on the Union Pacific shop
walkout as yet," said Chairman
Gates. "Some of the men who quit
Saturday were not members of any
of the shopcrafts. but we don't know
how many. None of the shops or
roundhouses could be called dosed
shop jobs." , ,
Replying to claims that transpor
tation could not be tied up by the
maintenance of equipment strike for
an indefinite period, J. Anthony
Johnson, secretary and treasurer of
the Union Pacific federation, said in
a statement yesterday: "If shopmen
sren't essential why do the railroads
employ 400,000 of them?"
A mass meetinsr of striking shop
men was held in Council Bluffs yes
terday afternpon. A similar meet
ing will be held at the Central Labor
. temple in Omaha, at 10 this morning,
preceded by a meeting of the strike
Rogers Hornsby Still
Fast on His "Dogs"
When the St. Louis Cardinals were
r laying a series in Cincinnati last
season. "Bo" McMillin, Centre col
lege's all-Amcrican quarterback, tookj
in the game. He and Rogers Horns
- by, the Cardinals' -star shortstop, at
tended 'high school together in
During a chat in one of the down
town hotels after one of the games,
..speed. "Bo" was not much im
pressed because, as he remembered
Rogers, he was not so fast. In a
kidding way McMillin suggested a
foot race. Hornsby took him up.
Next day th. two great athletes
toed Jhe mark on Redland field, the
course being 100 yeards. Rogers
showed an amazing burst of speed,
taking the lead and keeping it up
vntil he was fully thirty-five yards
ahead of McMilllin, when the latter
A gave up.
Omaha Delegates Named
, for Convention of Bankers
v - The following delegates will repre
sentee Omaha chapter of the Amer
ican Institute of Banking at the an
nual convention to be held at Port
land. July 17. 18, 19 and 20: A. L.
Coad, Packers' National bank; O. P.
Cordill. Federal Reserve; T. P. Di
Keen. United States National; Mary
1 rinvti. rmaVia National: W. H.
Tc5s1er. Stockyards National; Fred
Evlcr, Omaha National; Oscar
ftblauist. First National; J. Kessler
Jones. Federal Reserve;- Richard
tiarson, United States National;
Fred McCaullcy Packers' National;
Jiinraa McKae, coraska ivationai;
Anna T. Olsson. Livestock National;
Martha Siert. Stockyards; Jennie N.
Smith. Stockyards; A. L. 'Vickery,
"United States National.
Republicans of Ponca
Organize Randall Club
Ponca. Neb., July 2. Special.)
i4 .At a meeting of republicans held at
the courthouse, a "Randall for Gov
ernor club was organized, with j.
j. Jicariny, president, ana juioya
Lvnde. secretarv. The club clans
-an aggressive campaign . covering
. " Dixon county, with a view of bring-
out a 100 per cent republican vote
.t the July 18 primary. An auto
load of boosters from Cedar county,
Mr. Randall's home, was present to
assist in the organization.
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President Harding Intercedes
for Dog Sentenced to De,, i;forili'
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Pet Owned by Alien, Condemned Un
of Pennsylvania Sends Appefc
to Governor Sproul.
Harrishurg. Pa.. July 2. The
president of the United State and
Mr. Harding, and Governor Spioul
of Pennsylvania, it became known
today, interceded for the life of a do;
that was uppocd to have nrcn con
demned to death at Lansdulc, Pa.,
because it was owned by an alirn,
contrary to Pennsylvania Uw The
dog's life had been taved, and the
alien, laron Silverman, a i.trnur,
fined $25, before the presidential ap
peal reached Justice of the Peace
Howard Boorse. The alien has taken
an appeal from the fiiut and "Dick
Silverman, part St. Bcrn ird and part
mastiff, is in the care of the Society
for the Prevention of Cruelly to Ani
mals. The president, in his appeal to the
"I think you will have to count this
letter a personal om-, r.ithcr than n
official communication. I write it at
the suggestion of Mrs. Harding,
though I am happy to do so, beer use
of the appeal which haj greatly
stirred her touches me no less forci
bly. Dog Sentenced to Die.
"I enclose you the anonymous let
ter and the newspaper clippings
which came to Mrs. Harding. If the
story is correct a Russian immigrant
has a faithful dog which he loves and
because his possession of the dog in
some way conflicts with the state
law, the devoted inimal has been
sentenced to be shot.
"I have tried to put myself, loving
a good dog as I do, in th position
of this poor imni'grini, and I knew
the perturbation that fills his soul. I
once had to have a teg killed tiiiit I
Eighteenth Amendment Bit
terly Scored by Ministers
Meeting in Chicago
Omaha Bc LcaKd Wire.
Chicago, July 2. Prohibition as
embodied in the 18th amendment not
only is a failure, but brcdi disre
spect for .law, works aji injustice to
the poor and makes drunkards out
of persons who ordinarily would be
abstainers' or only moderate drinkers.
Such was the! belief expressed in
interviews by prominent Lutheran
ministers who are attending the an
nual session of the Illinois district of
the Missouri syjiod of the Lutheran
Law Not Success.
"Prohibition as now carried out
has not been a success," asserted Rev.
J. 'A. Bernthal o.St. Paul church,
San Francisco. "I favor a return to
beer and light wines, but I oppose
return of the saloon. The saloon
abused its privileges. But why
should we deprive honest and decent
families of liquor? No man should
be deprived of his personal liberty
unless he ebuses it."
"There are reaso.ns for welcoming
prohibition, but I hope the day will
come when the 18th amendment may
be safely changed," said Rev. Paul
Sauer, pastor of St. John Lutheran
church. "In continental Europe there
is little drunkenness because the peo
ple drink weak beers and wijies.
That should be the condition in this
"The prohibition law has not
worked out beneficially for the com
munity," said Rev. F. Merbitz, sec-,
retary of. the district synod. "It has
bred disrespect for law. It is dis
obeyed continually and almost open
ly. Law ought to be obeyed by every
one in the community.
"As the law works out, the work
ing man who some times needs stim
ulants has not the taeans to get good
liquor and uses poisonous" substitutes.
The wealthy men seem to be able to
get all they want, and as a result
there is bad feeling against the rich
on the part of the poor."
Torrington Telegram Sold
Scottsbluff.' Neb.. Julv 2. (Special
Telegram. E. P. McVey, editor and
publisher of the Torrington Tejc-
Kram, former puDiisner oi menenry
Disoatch and well known in Ne
braska and Wyoming newspaper ctr-
cles, has announced tne sale or tne
Telegram to F. S. Pavitt of Greeley,
The Omaha Be'e -"Want"
Ad columns contain some
of the most interestsing
and . important news of
the day. Read them
At a glance they enable
you to visualize . labor
conditions they reflect
the automobile and real
estate markets f amiliar-
ize , you with the legal
notices and other infor
mation that you will read
every day, once you.
know where to find it.
Omaha Bee "Want" Ads
secure better results at
greatly loved, and I recall it to this
day a the sorest trial of my hie.
"I am not familiar with the law
invoked. According to the news
papers, an alien is not permitted to
own a dog. Surely there mut be
some way to comply with the spirit
of the law and allow this poor for'
eigner to retain his treasured animal
Woultt Grant Pardon.
"If it came within my executive
authority, I would gladly grant a
pardon to the convicted animal. I
suppose there is good and ample
reason for a statute which makes
this dog an unlawful possession, but
I have an abiding faith that the man
who loves his dog to the extent that
he will grieve for him has in him the
qualities which will make him a
"Mrs. Harding and I are both
pleased to appeal for pome form of
clemency in this case, and hope this
note isn't too late to enable us to
add our appeal in behalf of both Sil
verman and his dog."
Governor Sproul immediately wired
the justice of peace and also tele
graphed the president, assuring him
that tDick" would be reprieved.
The dog had been given to Sil
verman and its illegal ownership was
discovered by a game warden. Sil
verman's love for his dog and the
respect in which his neighbors held
him brought many persons to the
hearing in Lansdale last night, on the
report that the dog had been con
demned to death. Today Justice
Boorz said he had never. ordered the
dog killed, although the law provided
such a penalty.
Couple Are Jailed
at Alliance Under
Mann Act Charge
Woman, Mother of Two Small
Children, Held as Govern
ment Witness Against
Alliance, Neb., July 2, (Special.)
A man giving the name of J. , P.
Peebles, and a ' woman giving the
name of Mrs. Bernice Peebles, are
in the county jail, where the former
is held on a charge oi violation of
the Mann ict, and ' the . latter as a
witness against him.
The couple told the officers 4hey
are first cousins by marriage, Peebles
claming he is a blood-cousin of Mrs.
Peebles' husband. " '
They were arrested while attempt
ing to board the "blind baggage" of
a Burlington train. They arrived
here from Wyoming and ran out of
funds, according to their statements.
The woman said her husband is a
homesteader, in the vicinity of Lusk,
Wyo and that she had been with
him there until recently. She is
the mother of two small children and
says her father is F. E. Knapp, chief
of police at North Platte; Neb. She
admitted that Peebles had paid her
hotel hill in Wyoming and her rail
road fare to Alliance.
In the man's possession police
found a letter written by Mrs. Peeb
les and addressed to him, in which
she called him "honey" and "dear
est friend." The letter referred to a
contemplated trip with him and stated
that "Dad has sent for the kids, so
I am free to go." When asked by the
officers why she had called Peebles
"honey," she replied: "Oh, I call
them all 'honey.'"
The woman called up her fathef at
North Platte, and he promised to
come to her assistance.
Peebles will be given a hearing be
fore United States Commissioner L.
Dr. Sun Planning Attack
On City of Canton, Rumor
Canton, July 2. (By A. P.) A
rumor that Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, .de
posed president of the Canton
government of China, intends to at
tack this city and drive out .the
forces of . Gen. Chen Chiung-Ming.
who ousted him from it, has caused
many shops here to close and set
afoot a hurried movement of valuable--
merchandise from the native
section of the city to the Shameen,
or foreign settlement.
With 2,000 troops and six war
ships. Dr. Sun still is at Whampoa.
on the river near here. He refused
to discuss the report that he planned
to attack hip former capital.
Oil Found on Land
Won by. Soldier at -
Craps Five Years Ago
Omaha Bee Leaaed Wire.
Mt. Holly, N. J.. July 2. Quarter
master Sergeant Gustave Reisig, 45,
25 years a soldier in Uncle Sam's
army, pulled out of Camp Dix
to look over oil property which he
won in a. crap game five years ago.
Already he has received a check for
$35,000 and the oil has only begun
The sergeant was going strong and
i one of the players offered to put up
la deed to several acres of land in
Oklahoma and "shoot the works.
Reisig shot and became the propri
etor of a piece of paper. A few
months ago some one wrote him that
he'd better begin digging for oil be
cause it was there. He leased the
land to an operating company and
oil was struck.
When this happened, the first
thing Reisig did was to put in for a
leave of absence. The second thing
was to doll himself up like a colonel's
horse, and the third thing was to
take a train for his home in Spring
W e a 1 1 h v
Sacramento Broker Is Shot
Down by Unknown Assassin
in Saloon in Chicago
Murderer Escapes. '
Mystery Clouds Killing
Omaha B Laa4 Wire.
Chicago, July 2. In a mystery in
w hich are entangled a $200,000 con
tract with southern California vine
yards, an Italian vendetta hi which
one man already had been killed and
a love story which may, or may not,
be the motive of the tragedy, Thomas
R. Petrotta, wealthy Sacramento
broker and a guest' at the Morrison
hotel, was today lured to a North
Side rendezvous and murdered in
Vincent Curtaio, the "king of the
moonshiners' was wounded in the
affray. Curtaio's partner, George
Candiotta, is, with half a dozen
others, under arrest. The assassin is
missing; the witnesses, characteris
tically, did not see a thing. But
From letters and telegrams found
in the dead man's room and from
musty records and newspaper clip
pings, police investigating the affray
have reconstructed a semi-coherent
explanation of the killing; an ex
planation which, however, deals only
with actual occurrences preceding the
' Wounded Last September.
On September 2, 1918, police re
ceived a call,-that a man had been
shot at Townsend and Hobbie
streets. They went there and found
a man lying on the sidewalk with a
bullet hole in his skull. 1 he marr
Taken to the hospital, he recover
ed but refused to talk. The- shoot
ing remained a mystery.
A month ago Tony Curtaio,
brother of Vincent, walked into a
hail of bullets at Division and Town'
send streets. He died before the
police arrived. Again a mystery.
On June 17, retrotta. now gen
eral manager of the Swastika Fruit
company of Sacramento, a concern
which deals heavily in wholesale
shipments of California grapes and
wines, registered at the Morrison
Find Photo of Girl.
In his suitcase police found a pho
tograph of a beautiful young woman.
Her name is "Rose." She wrote en
dearing letters to Petrotta in which
Curtaio's name was used more than
once. - .
Petrotta wrote to her as well; her
letters mentioned his replies. Thus
for the love motive.
Petrotta also knew Curtaio in a
business way. They had signed a
contract for a $200,000 deal in wines.
In a letter to A. Bondi, Sacramento,
dated June 22, Petrotta told of this.
Bondi was his partner.
"As I stated in my wire," the let
ter reads, "he wants to go into co
partnership with us, investing the
capital of $200,000 if we can produce
in our own winery 200,000 gallons of
sherry and port.
"On , sherry he wants about 25 per
cent and 75 per cent on port. Be
sides that he can dispose of about
150,000 gallons of zinfadel, muscatel,
claret and tokay which wines he
does not care if we buy from other
"He would like io be a general part
ner in the manufacturing and sell
ing of wine, and the profit to be di
vided. Or either he will furnish the
money and we will make the wine
for him, charging him so much per
''Or, you see, this is a very big
proposition and I would not like to
let Silver or, all of them to share on
a big deal like that. However, I will
leave it for your consideration which
would be best to proceed."
In reply he received a wire of ac
ceptance. This also was found. Pet
rotta apparently closed the deal, the
police say, and received $7,000 in
cash for the first payment
Shot Down in Saloon.
Then this morning, Petrotta re
ceived a phone call to come to Cur
taio's saloon at 720 North Wells
street. He walked from the Morri
son hotel into a taxicab driven by
Hans Christenson, and drove there.
He was met by Curtaio and an
other man. As Curtaio, shook Pet
rotta's hand, the other man fired six
times. Petrotta dropped; Curtaio
cursed; he haa been wounded by a
bullet which had passed through
The assassin fled. Petrotta was
hurried to the hospital, but he was
dead. Curtaio was taken to the Poly
clinic hospital. He is not badly in
jured and is now under arrest.
Police questioned all witnesses,
but they didn't hear much. They
found out, however, that Curtaio had
bailed out Arthur Langrafs a , few
hours before the shooting. They are
Fairbury Wheat Tests High
in Percentage of Protein
Fairbury, Neb., July 2. (Special.)
A sample ol the first wheat thresh
ed, which came from the J. L. Hap
farm in Jefferson county, was m,ed
to a Kansas City laboratory for a
test as to the per cent of protein
it contained. The percentage was
14.20, 2 per cent greater than the
average of last year.
Miss Chicago Wins
Peoria, 111.. July , 2. With 29
speed boats entered, including boats
from all parts of the middle west,
first heats in the Mississippi valley
power boat regatta were held on
Peoria lake today.
"Miss . Chicago," owned by Shel
don Clark of Chicago and driven by
George Wood, was a scant winner in
the first heat of the 15-mile Webb
trophy race, over its contender. "Oh,
Min," owned and driven by Commo
dore H. A. Parsons of the Cleveland
Yacht club, Cleveland, O.
Little Buddie Is Having Bad Dreams
Puts Check on July
Race for Liberty
Steamers - Rushing to Land
July Quota of Aliens at
New York Held Up
by Dense Fog.
New York, July 2. Nature, be
stowong her blows impartially,
stepped in among the contestants in
the great immigrant sweepstakes
yesterday, and throwing a record
summer fog over New York harbor,
stopped the July "race for liberty"
before it fairly started.
When the thousands of immigrants
saw day break yesterday morning
they could scarcely tell it from
night. It was impossible to see the
stern from the bow of any of the
nine great liners which were in quar
antine waiting for medical inspection.
The fog had settled early and .expe
rienced harbor men declared there
was little chance for tha immigrants
to land and be counted on the na
tional quotas "which opened at mid
night Friday night.
After a gallant run up the bay the
Argentina, an Italian boat, which had
beaten the King Alexander, a Greek
ship, by half an hour almost came
to grief, barely averting a collision
with the Aquitania. Yet all its ef
forts went for naught for it docked
too late to get the passengers to
Race of Greeks
The race early resolved itself
primarily into a race of Greeks. The
Greek quota for July is low only
650 and four ships which arrived
after midnight brought more than
that number. First to drop anchor
off Rosebank was the Italian steam
er, Conte Rosso, with 500 Greek
steerage passengers. Twenty minutes
later the President Wilson, with,
200 have to. The Argentina got
in early yesterday morning and was
followed by the King Alexander.
Promptly at 6, Capt. Hillary, in
command - of ' the quarantine cutter
fleet, took out one of his boats. He
had two doctors aboard and was
bound for the Conte Rosso. Usually
he would have put his men aboard
in 10 minutes but it was 8 o'clock
when the doctors reached the ship.
And so it went through the early
morning. The nine ships, all lying
out there "somewhere in the mist,"
were literally lost in a strip of water
not over a mile' in width.
Bedraggled Sight '
W7hen. after six hours, the fog
lifted quarantine presented a bedrag
gled sight. With pennants wet, decks
wetter,, passengers even more,
drenched, the Conte Rosso, Argen
tina, King Alexander Nieuw Amster
dam. Scidlitz, Vestris and President
Wilson lay wallowing in an oily
channel. Nosing its way up the river
was the Aquitania, and coming up
from Ambrose . channel ; was the
Paris, French liner, which had been
outdistanced in the fog.
It was not , until then . that the
doctors could go aboard their re
spective ships.'' The immigrants' race
had degenerated into a dull, uninter
esting thing. ..Nobody knew and no
body cared who was ahead.- It was a
matter of routine from that time on.
One by one the . ships were cleared
and sent on their way up the bay, to
disgorge their immigrant cargoes for
Ellis Island in a driving rain.
Spray Cure for Pests
Washington, Ju!yv 2. The most
effective method of controlling cit
rus pests, arch enemies of Florida
fruit crops, is by spraying, officials
of the Agricultural department as
sert. . ; , . ,
in Violent Storm
W. H. Shuman, Congress As
pirant, Has Adventures
With Flood Waters.
Chadron, Neb., July 2. (Special
Telegram.) Caught in a cloudburst,
having bridges washed out upon all
sides of him and sleeping in the car
with his driver- while flood waters
surged about, was the experience
last night of William E. Shuman, re
publican candidate for congress in
the Sixth district, who left Alliance
last evening for Chadron over one of
the finest highways in the state.
Normally, the trip requires less
than three hours.
Shuman stooped at Hemingford,
where he talked to more than 100
voters, mostly farmers, and then re
sumed his journey to Chadron,
Suddenly .the storm came up and
the car was forced into a ditch, lcav-,
ing the occupants powerless, while
flood waters raced by.
After midnight the rain ceased and
Shuman and the driver dug a path
for the wheels and gdt the car onto
the road again after a hard struggle,
only to travel a short distance and
find a great gaping hole and noisy
waters, where a bridge had been.
They waited until morning and
then securing horses, planks, block
and tackle, and with the aid of the
engine forded three streams where
bridges had been Washed out in the
flood, and arrived in Chadron at
Shuman left his home the first of
the week by auto on a campaign trip
which will carry him through the
greater portion" of "Big Sixth" con
gressional district before he returns
to his home in North Platte in time
to vote at the primaries. He is
preaching the doctrine of progressive
July 4 Shuman will address a farm
ers' meeting at Dunlap in Dawes
Alliance Semi-Weekly Papers
Are Consolidated by Sallows
Alliance. . Neb., July 2. (Special
Telegram.) Ben J. Sallows, publish
er of the Alliance semi-weekly Times,
nas purchased the Alliance Herald.
also, a semi-weekly newspaper. . of
George L. and Edwiri M. Burr and
has announced consolidation of the
two papers, effective Tuly 1. The
consolidated papers will be published4ress the belief that the attitude so
under the name of the Alliance
Times and the Alliance Herald.
Hero of World War
Found Starving in
New York City Park
New York, July 2. Four years
ago France and Italy decorated
Louis JFredrow, four times wounded,
gassed and shell shocked while serv
ing in the Yankee division in France.
A passing policeman found him to
day, huddled, rainsoaked and starv
ing, on a bench in Briant park, in
the heart of New York's busiest dis
trict Hi was unable to tell his
story untn at the station house, cof
fee and food bought with a collection
taken up among policemen, had re
vived him slightly.
'Then' -he said in a hoarse whisper,
the gas he got in France still burned
his throat He explained that he had
enlisted in the 103d infantry in
May, - 1917. He was married and
lived in Boston. He never found his
wife and daughter after his return
Fredrow had not eaten for three
days, he told the police, and had
spent most of that time in Briant
park. . j
Harding to Guard
in Industry Wars
Assumes Attitude Taken by
Coolidge in Policemen's
Strike Neutrality .
" To Be Kept.
BY GEORGE F. AUTHIER.
(Wnthlncton CormpoadcBt Omsk Bec
Washington, July 2. (Special
Telegram.) -President Harding has
struck a new note in administrative
handling of labor disputes.
He has made it plain that in deal-
ing with tnese disputes ne proposes
to put the interest of the general
public first. In other words, the
president does not intend to take
sides in labor disputes, but does in
tend to see to it, so" far as possible
that the interests of the general pub
lic shall not be jeopardized by dis
putes in industry where capital and
labor may be regarded as servants of
the general public.
This was the position taken by
"Vice President Coolidge in the case
of the Boston policemen's strike and
it proved successful.
President Harding made this clear
in his address ,to the representatives
of the miners and coal operators
whom he called in to settle the
coal strike. It is assumed it will bi
his position in regard to the railway
Some time ago President Harding
made it known at the White House
that he had never given instructions
to the railway labor board except to
learn the facts and make decisions
thereon, and 'that the full power of
the government would support the
Public Has Interests.
It was the theory of the creators
of the railway labor board that the
interests of the public demanded
some such tribunal to which both par
tics to a controversy could have re
course. While the decisions of the
board are not. binding it was ex-
pected they would have a strong
The absence of the president pre
vents expression of any additional
views on the subject here now but
men close to the administration ex-
expressed will continue.
Youth and Girl Held
s Up Near Bluffs Park
Hugh Schmidt, 1900 Fifth Avenue,
and a girl companion whose name
was not given to Council Bluffs oo-
lice, were held up and robbed near
Lochran park, Twenty-first street
and Second avenue, Saturday night
by two gunmen. The youth lost
$17.85, but nothing wa staken from
his sweetheart, who saved a valuable
ruby ring by dropping it down the
neck of her dress.
Upon descriptions furnished bv
Schmidt, detectives arrested two
Bluffs young men at an earlv hour
yesterday morning. ; The robbery
victim -failed. to identify . them.
Nebraska Showers and
Monday; unsettled Tuesday.
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M a. M.
II a. m.
Rebel General Demand 10,
000 1'r.os for Heleae of
American Plant Located
Wert of Tuxpani.
Troops Sent to Aguada
Omba Ik Lnunl M lr.
Wellington, July 2. Another
American oil camp has been held up
for ransom hy Mexican bandits, ac
cording to an official dinpatch to the
State department from Consul Shaw
This time it is the Palo Blanco
camp of the Pcnn-Mex Fuel com
pany, an American concern, operat
ing in a district about 30 miles writ
Demands 10,000 Pesos.
According to Consul Shaw's re
port, representatives of the oil com
pany notified him that the rebel,
General Larraga, had appeared at the
Palo Blanco ramp and demanded the
payment. of 10,000 pesds by July 1.
Another telegram from Consul
Shaw, filed June 30 at Tampico,
stated that the consul had just re
ceived reliable information that ap
proximately 400 federal troops had
been sent by the Mexican authorities
to the Aguada district on June 29.
This force, the Consul said, prob
ably would be able to handle the
Action Against Gorozabe.
The State department received a
message from Charge d'Affaires
George T. Summerlin at Mexico
City, stating that he had received an
informal note from Foreign Minis
ter Pani of the Mexican government,
transmitting a message from the
Mexican war department to the ef
fect that urgent orders were being
issued to Gen. Guadclupe Sanchez,
commanding the federal forces in
the Tampico district, to proceed vig
orously to suppress the rebel. Gen
eral Gorozabe, who is reported to
ha-e held 40 Americans and property
of the Cortez Oil company at Agu
ada camp, near Tampico, on last
Sunday, and who later appeared at
the Pccero camp of the Corona Oil
company and demanded ransom. . .
Grilling of Brown
by Sleuths Fails
Three Omaha Detectives Un
able to Obtain -Siefken '
Three hours' questioning by Detec?
tives Gurnett, Aughe and Franks of
the Omaha police department failed
Saturday to shake the stony reserve
of Fred Brown, "manacle man," on
the question of his alleged major
One after one Brown flatly denied
the crimes blamed to him. including
the Siefken murders, and admitted
little except that he was the princi
pal of the Benson chaining episode.
"It is significant that he did not
deny shooting Charles Geiselman,
Omaha patrolman, while vehemently
denying all the other crimes," the de
tectives said after returning from the
Lincoln penitentiary, where Brown
is a prisoner. "He also gave us in
formation that may lead to estab
lishing the identity of his partner,
and we are convinced that the Siek
ken slayer had. a pal who helped him
get away." .
Brown will not he brought back
to Omaha until after July 4, the of
His return is viewed by both him
and the officers as a crisis in the
"They tried to make me talk
once," Brown declared defiantly,
"but I never opened my hiouth,
though they smashed in my head.
We'll sec whether I talk 'his time."
Brown denied that he had an am
bition to be a "bad man."
Bratton School Contract
Let to Auburn Contractors
Auburn, Neb., July 2. (Special.)
The contract for the erection of the
Bratton consolidated school build
ing has' been let by the board here.
There were five bidders, representing
Auburn, Humboldt and Fairbury
H. Bellas & Son of Auburn was
awarded the contract for $15,000.
' The old building was destroyed
by fire just before the closing of
school for die summer vacation.
At the election called to vote bonds
for rebuilding only 12 votes were
against the -proposition.
Amusement Park Planned '
by Beatrice Business Men
Beatrice, Neb., July 2. (Special.)
Two Beatrice business men are
making plans to establish an amuse
ment resort in Riverside park just
south of the river, and are trying to
secure a 10-year lease on the grounds
from the city commissioners. If this
is done they propose, to put in a
swimming pool, sand beach and
other attractions. They expect the
city to supply water and electricity
in return for ;1S per cent of the
gross receipts. (
Two Earthquake Shocks
Registered at Washington
Washington, July 2. Two earth
quake shocks were registered on ;he
siesmograph of Georgetown univer
sity today, one this afternoon ap
parently being "local" and possibly in
the United States at a distance of
700 or 800 miles from Washington.
The other was felt this morning, but
wa at a greater distance.
Tht one this afternoon continued
from 4:28 to 4:35. but was not as
pronounced as the one this mornina, '
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