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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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VOL. XLUr NO. 28. V
OMAIIA, SUNDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 23, 1913-SIX SECTIONS- FORTT-SIX PAGES.
SINGLE COPY" FIVE CENTS.
SWEET CHARITY TO
BENEFIT FROM THE
Interest in Holiday Sooiety Func
tion Most Keen and Its Suo
cess is Assured.
FULL DRESS IS NOT REQUIRED
Committee Decides that Swallow
Tail is Not Necessary.
TICKETS ARE SELLING FAST
Dictz Sees the Mortgage Raised on
the City Mision.
OTHER BALLS REMEMBERED
nm.i.n Una Turned Ont SoTrnl
Times Before to liaise Panda
by Giving Ultf Affairs of
ElTn though tho Who aro working
tooth and toe-nail to mak th ciiarlty
ball Now roar's night Omaha's greatest
and most brilliant social function, or
society leaders and b.lteve In formality
in dress as well as manners, the commit
tee In charge of the ball at a meeting at
th Commercial club Saturday noon ac-
clded that tho ball was not limited to
those of well lined pocket books, but was
tree and open to all and that evening
rinthpa wero not a requisite. Thus tho
r.lnln business man and the plain busi
ness woman will be able to attond tho big
functions without tho Inconvenience of
wearing e dross suit or an evening gown
nd thev will be Just as welcome na any.
This public announcement that tho big
ball was to be a democratic affair and
that everybody was invited to bo In at
tendance has Increased tho Interest among
that vast class of persons, so eupnom
ously termed tho third estate, and im
mediately after the announcement It be
onmn evident that the number who will
trip tho light fantustlc on New Year's
night, will bo very great. Already sev
eral hundred tickets have been sold and
i.nw thoso "tired business men, wno
previously refused to consider attending
bocauso the formality of a dress suit was
necessary, have declared willingness to
Join tho throng.
All Details rrepnred.
Every detail of the plans for the affair
has been prepared and not a thing will
go amiss when New Year's night arrives.
The musio has been provided. Green's j
band and Olson's orchestra have agreed;
to play the tango harmonies at lntorvals j
so that neither wljj experience the effects
of tho lonEXCflJnslBrind and so that the
dancers will bo able to enjoy tho differ
ences In the pitch and tone of band and
orchestra music and not become tired
with tho monotony of the same kind of
music all evening.
Awnings are to bo stretched from the
doors of the Auditorium to tho street
curb In order to protect my miladies'
finery providing the official weather
prognostlcator Is disgruntled and arbitrar
ily furnlBhes a spell of bad weather. Tho
Scott-Rawltzor company has agreed to
furnlBh the canvass necessary for such
The lighting effects and the elaborate
decorations uro ready, which means that
tho big Auditorium will look its best on
the first night of the year. The boxes
have been draped as has also the balcony
Starting bright and early tomorrow
morning the real campaign to sell tickets
to tho ball will bo Btarted when commit
tees will begin to mako rounds of all ths
business houses, tho wholesalo houses,
tl: stock exchange, tho grain exchange,
the offloo buildings anil every place else
prospective purchasers of tickets may bo
expected to bo In hiding. Each commit
tee will consist of one gentleman and
two women and it Is difficult to imagine
any hardened creature who will be able
to withstand the charms of such com
binations. These committees will con
tinue their work until the night of the
Tho city commissioners, the county
commissioners and other prominent men
have guaranteed their co-operation.
Mayor Dahlman, Commissioners Mo
Govern. Withnell, Chief of Police Dunn,
County Commissioner Lynch, Everett
Buckingham of tho stock yards, T. J.
O'Brien and scores of others have already
bought their tickets and promise to bo
on hand even though they may not be
na active as some of the younger mem
Enthusiasm over the ball seems so gen
eral that Mr. Diets says tho proceeds will
probably ba large enough to make a pay
ment on the small mortgage still remaln-
(Continued on PBge Two.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Sunday:
For Omaha, Council Uluf fa and Vicinity
Cloudy; somewhat colder.
Temperature nt Omulia Yeaterdny.
0 a. m 25
6 a. m 26
7 u. m 25
S a, m 25
9 a. m 26
10 a. in 27
Jl p. Ill 8
12 in ,.. 3J
1 p. in M
2 P. m 31
3 p. m 31
i t. Ill 30
5 p. in 30
6 ii. ni 'J
7 p. m 28
t'ouiiuirutix' Local lteeonl.
1313. 1312. 1911. 1910.
Highest yesterday 32 00 12 39
Lowest yesterday 31 5 28
Mean temperature 27 36 8 34
Precipitation w .00 .00 .(
Temperature and precipitation dopar
turcs from tho normal nt Omaha since
March 1, and compared with the pant
Normal temperature 38
lCxcess for tho day
Total oxcess Blnce March V pit 910
Normal precipitation ,, .08 Inch
Deficiency for the day 03 Inch
rtalnfall since March 1, 1913.23.00 inohea
Deficiency wince March 1,. 1913. S.4S Inches
iMflciencv for cor. period. 1913. 4.20.lnchM
Deficiency for cor. period, 1911.13 Jl loohe
ROOT'S BODYM CITY HALL
Will Lie in State that Friends May
Pay Last Respects.
FUNERAL TO BE ON MONDAY
Arrangements Coniplcto for the
Ktinrrnl of Sovcrclsn Com
mander of Woodmen, "Who
Died Last Week.
The body of Joseph Cullen Root will
arrive In Omaha this morning and from
noon until Monday noon It will He In
state In the rotunda of tho city hall .that
his numerous friends may pay their last
respects to tho deceased sovereign com
mander of tho Woodmen ot the Wor'd.
Tho funeral will be held from the late
residence, 1031 South Thirtieth avenue,
Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Arrange
ments for tho funeral were made yejter
day by tho cxecutlvo council uf the
Woodmen of the World, after a confer
ence by telegraph with the members ot
the family while onroute with the bedy
Xloilr to Me in Stntc,
The body of the deceased sovereign
commander of tho Woodmen ot tho
World left Clinton, la., at 9:53 o'clock
last night over tho Northwestern. It
was accompanied by relatives and V
Wood Jewel, sovereign watchman; J. E
Fitzgerald, sovereign jnanager; Ira W.
Portor and A. D. Cloud, sovereign physl
clans, and will arrive at 7:i0 o'clock
this morning. It will be met at tho
Union station by tho mombcrs of the
executive council now In the city, menv
bers of the uniform rank and consistory
of the Masonic order. From the depot
It will be escorted to an undertaking
room, where It will bo prepared for j
burial and at noon will be taken to the
city hall, where In the rotunda It will
He In .state until noon Monday.
At that hour it will bo taken to the
homo, where at 2 o'clock tho funeral
services will be held, some Congrogai
tional clergyman, not yet selected, of
ficiating. Burial will be In tho family
vault In Forest Lawn.
Service to Br Simple.
It is the desire of the members of the
family to hold a funeral sen-Ice that will
be slmplo and devoid of pomp or show.
Consequently, there will bo no parade or
other demonstration. Thero will not bo
oven a Kadosh funoral. At the gravo the
services will be conducted In accordance
(Continued on Page Two.)
Reports of Number
of Men Idle on the
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Dec. 27. Five
thousand men out of work In Los An
geles, Instead of 30,000 as reported pre
viously fronf polica and other sources,
Is tho reporWlVed today by Acting
Mayor V'. J7 Whlffen and tho city coun
cil following a thorough canvass of tho
whole city by a Good Fellows' committee,
a private charity.
Of the 5,000 unemployed, 3,000 have
families dependent on them and Ihe re
mainder aro "floaters," according to the
report. The announcement that previous
estimates wero exaggerated created a
feeling of relief at the city hall.
Preparations are .being made to ex
pend emergency funds liberally In public
improvements on which 3,000 or 4,000 men
may bo employed for several monthB.
Civil sen-Ice regulations will be sus-
penaed so that every man who needs
work for tho support of his family may
find a place on the pay rolls.
SAN FRANCISCO, Cal., Dec. 27.-One
thousand men were put to work today
by the city and by Monday there will be
Jobs for 3,000. which, from present Indica
tions, will bo about 1,000 more places
than aro needed. Unfilled applications
ror work today numbered only POO.
In tho meanwhile co-operatlvo em
Ployment bureaus probably will supply
all thn hungry who apply with food.
Ijist night there was trouble between the
management of tho bureau and tho cut
Iriary committee of the unemployed be
cause tho men wanted the kitchen kept
open all night and the management re
Trust Estate of Late
Lady Curzon is Now
Million and a Half
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27.-The sum of
J1.C13.1G0 Is to be turned over to the new
trustees of the fund created by tho late
Levi Z. Lelter of Chicago nnd Washing
ton as a marriage dower for his daugh
ter, Mary V. Lelter when shs became
Lady Curron. according to a report of
the aocount made by the district auditor
In tho district supremo court. The In
come on the total settlement since the
marriage In April, 1895, to Docember 22,
lost. Is shown to hi.v aggregated
Tho accounting wan made necessary by i
the resignation of the original trustees!
nnri thm Bllhstltlltlnn tn th!r nl.ip!i rf I
The original marriage settlement was
$700,000 and when Lady Curzon's father
died the fund was Increased by an addi
tional cash payment of $1,000,000. Pay
ments have been made to the bene
ficiaries as follows:
To Mary V, Curzon. before her death,
$394,2&0; to George Nathaniel, Karl Cur
zon, $162,210, and to the earl as guardian
for his three children, $320,291.
Civilian Shoots at
Sentry at Zabern
ZAUERN. Alsace. Germany. Dec. 27.
Two shots were fired today by an un
identified civilian at a sentry stationed
in front of the barracks recently occupied
by the Ninety-ninth Infantry regiment.
Uoth shots went wild and civilian
This is the first Incident of the kind
in Zabern since the removal of tho ninety
ninth Infantry, whoso place has bu:i
taken by another regiment.
IJcutunant Huron Von Forstncr, one of
the Ninetylnlnth, caused the recent trou
ble between the Military and the towns
people. Feeling on both sides is still
TASK IS BEFORE
Proper Selection of Members of Re
serve Board Determines Fate
of Currcnoy Sysctm.
WILL HE GO OUTSIDE OF PARTY?
If He Does, Will it Not
ing Party Disse
Omaha Banker's Reasoning
Challenged in Part.
NOT AFTER REGIONAL
Cnte Citr Una Slude No Request
liut llonril Might Decide City
Was Proper 1'lnco to
iFroin a Staff Correspondent)
WAHINGTON. D. C. Dec. 27.-(Speclal
Telegram.) Will tho president appoint
members of the federal reservo board
without regard to politics or will he
t-eek wlthn his party thoso qualifications
which tho new banking and currency law
This question la uppermost In tho minds
ot thinking legislators today. Thuro are
several who have openly eald they would
not recommend anybody for these vastly
Important places. It Is known, howovcr,
that several senator and
representatives have filed recommenda
tions for individuals, which may em
barrass the president not a little and as
an aftermath of the passage ot the cur
roncy bill create dlssentton that may
last through Mr. Wilson's term.
Only Representative Men.
Of course, domocruts of high standing
will he preferred to those of opposite
political faith. This Is admitted, not
withstanding the elimination of politics.
as first requisite of candidates for mem
bership on tho Iteservo oBard. Howover,
If thero aro not enough democrats meas
urlng up to tho high standard required,
and who aro willing to serve on the board
ot probably less salary than they Heum?,
mandvjn private llfo, republicans, "bull
moosors" or prohibitionists, populists and
socialists will recclvo consideration If
they possess tho necessary financial ex
perience and undisputed ability. None
but representative men of the United
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Banks Must Make
WASHINGTON, Dec. 27. The molhod
to be followed by national banks In mak
ing applications for admission to the new
federal reservo banking system was de
termined on today by Secretaries McAdoo
and Houston, constituting the organiza
tion committee. It was decided to require
each bank, through its board bf di
rectors, to pass a formal resolution
prescribed by tho federal committee which
was to constitute a legal application for
stock 'in tho new national banks.
Within sixty days each bank Is directed
to submit to its directors alternative
proposition, rejecting or accepting tho
resolution prescribed by tho federal
organization committee. 1 tho resolution
is adopted it will be forward to Wash
Ington by the cashier of tho bank as tho
formal application of tho bank for entry
In the system.
Officials reiterated that the selection
of the fourteen cities for hearing did not
lndlcato tlio positive choice of any pf
them for tho location of federal reserve
HEBREW STUDENTS TO HAVE
The Daughters of Jacob, whose gener
ous philanthropy Is directed toward the
support of the Hebrew free school con
ducted in conjunction with tho synagoguo
at Twenty-fourth and Nicholas streets,
are Interesting the llttlo folks in an
elaborate "Chanukah" celebration for
Sunday evening. Clinnukah is known as
o uuuiaio i. jiiiiiuiiu,u mcui nuuii tui
the feoM of dedication and is celebratod
by tho Jewish peoplo in memory of the
vlctoiy won by Judas Marcnbeas over
liplphanon, which restored tholr posses
sion of tho tabernacle. Among other In-
ttrestlng numbers tho program will In-
elude Hebrew pongx und raro Instru
mental selections. Arrangement aro be
ing made to provldo for an extraordinary
RECEPTION TO DAVIDSON
ON LEAVING WASHINGTON
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON. Deo. 27.-(Speclal Tele -
I gram.) Dr. W. M. Davidson, present
! superintendent of schools of Washington,
will bo tendered a reception Monday even
ing In the apartments or senator nnu
Mrs. Thurston In the Woodward building
In this city by the .Nebraska association,
of which F. A. Abbott, asslstnnt commis
sioner ot Indian affairs, Is chairman.
Dr. Davldsonv with his wife and
daughter wilt leave Washington on th
day after this reception, for their new ,
home In Pittsburgh, where, he goes as '
superintendent of schools of the "smoky .
itv" Tt 1k Axnantefl a. Nebraska irod- '
.n.rt will h eiven Dr. Davidson on this
occasion for he has "made good
PEREFCT PHYSICAL MAN
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec 27. - (SpecIal.) -
Tha local nacal recruiting station yester-
day enlisted as apprentice seaman Walter
C. EdwnrdK, aged 21, of IJcnkleman, Neb.
According to the recruiting officers, Kl
wards is the most pcrfoct physical speci
men of man examined at this station In
many months. Ho Is five feet eight Inches
tall, weighs 165 pounds and has a chest
expansion of five Inches. Teeth, vision
and hearing aro without flaws and his
pbyslque it perfect in every particular.
bank . vmwm.Trm)m - - -,-srE-- i
Drawn for Tho Beo by Powell.
FIRE AND DISEASE
Zero Weather Adds to Suffering
Caused by Water
LONG- BREAK IN BIG'
Service Cannot He Itesloreil
' Severn! Dnyi nnd Many Bnllrt
liiKa Close necaniiu of I.nok
of Water for Hollers.
MONTREAL, Dec. 27. Zero weather to
day Increased suffering caused by tho
water famlnti here. Many big buildings,
including two hospitals put out tholr fires
because they could get no water for tholr
steam boilers. The cold hampered tho
distribution of water In tank carts bo
causo tho water froze berore tt reacnoa
consumers. In the hospitals doctors and
nurses went about their duties In fur
coats and extra blankets wero heaped on
the ratlonts. Many business offices were
rinsed from lack of hoat.
Tho city faces two dangers, nro ana
disease, owing to lack of sanitary con
veniences. Several days must elapse before the
slxvty-foot break In tho Intake pipe from
tho St. Lawrence, which caused the trou
ble can bo repaired,
Fire to Get Busy
vars cniUSTTAN. Tex.f Dec, 28.
Citizens of Gulfport. which place Mr. Wll -
rfnllv nasses on his way to tho golf
... . .
club, today were on tho alert to w mm.
Mr. Wilson's prowess as a firefighter has
added to his fame here. One member ot
tho volunteer flro department of Gulf
port today revealed the discovery that
President Wilson la quite mandatory In
"I was standing outside the Novlllo resi
dence waiting for the uppsratus to ar
rive." he said, "when a man came up.
"Ho noticed my uniform and asked me
I why I was standing there looking at the
" 'Why don't you get up there and help?'
he asked. I told him I colldn't Ko up
until the hook and ladder wagon came.
" Well.' he said, 'my men could climb
, up on the Inside. I don't boo why you
! can't.' It suddenly dawned upon me that
i was tnllilng to the president and I went
inside to help
Qulfport citizens nre considering a for
mal vote of thanks to tho president for
his part In preventing tho destruction yes
terday of the Neville home, ono of the
handsomest residences there.
Damage by High
Tide is Enormous
LOS ANGHLKS, Cal., Doc
In ! tho tide wus higher than yesterday, when j
'considerable damage was done, xne seat
was calmer today and the coast towns be-'
tween Long llcach and Santa Harbara
suffered less. Preparations made In ad- 1
vance to meet the crest of the tldo shortly
after 9 o'clock this morning, proved ade-,
j (mate, and the losses, estimated at be- i
! tween $1K,000 and $200,000 yesterday had )
( no additions today. '
Houses on the strand at Venloe, Ocean
park and Santa Monica, which seemed
yesterday about to topple ovor Into tho
wlrl of water the ocean threw Into tho
streets, wero drawn back out of danger
during tho night.
Wood bulkheads eroded In place ot tho
cement barriers which went out yestorday
under the onslaught of tha breaker, held
Trying Out His New Skates
Fariss, Confessed :
Bandit and Slayer
Sentenced to Hang
LOB ANQHLICB, Cal., Dec. 27,-Ilalph
Farlis, known as John llostlck, tho con
fessed train bandit, was sentenced to bo
hanged at San Qucnttn fpr tho murder
of Horace I Montague, tho passenger
agent who was slain by Farlsa when the
latter held up a Southern Pacinoc,JCt
press train at ICl Monto December L
The bundlt confessed his name Is Ralph
Fariss and that, his father Is James
FarlBB, a railroad innn who has been In
tho employ of tho Southern Pnclflo at
Bakcrstluld, Cal., for twenty-flvo years.
lrnt-4na wnm tnltAii linfnrA JllrilTA Oavltl
rvn.- tn .,. orim.nni ,in.ri,n,nt nr? the.
and before 12 o'clock struck he was back
In tho county prison, a condemned man.
preparing to leave for San Qucntln to
night to meet death on the gallows
within ninety days.
Entlro proceedings, from the tlmo the
bandit was arraigned In a township Jus
tlco court until ho passed out of tho
superior court condemnod, occupied Just
two hours and eighteen minutes.
When he came Into court, the youthful
bandit and slayer wan hardly able to talk
audibly and Judge Craig admonished him
to speak louder. In a whisper Karriss
waived all rights accorded prisoners an
to attorneys, delays and methods of
procedure, nnd then In answer to the
nuostlou: "Aro you guilty or not guilty?"
ho answered: "Qullty," and sentenco was
Immediately pronounced, Judge Craig say
ing that the offense charged-the murder
of Montague, who appeared In a Pull
man coach while Karlss was robbing the
.passengers, was an offense that merited
no less than death on the gallows.
Fariss bowed his head and was led
back to tho Jail.
The caso of Fariss was ended In record
j time. Ho was captured Tuesday in Ban
Francisco, brought hero on Christmas
day, confessing to Sheriff Hammel on
tho way and today he was sentenced to
dlo for his crlino.
BLOCKS PLAN TO RUSH
POTATOES FROM EUROPE
NEW YORK. Dec. 27 Sccretnry Hous
ton of the Departmrnt of Agriculture
blocked a plan to rush foreign potatoes
to this country when he changed the date
of their landing for the New York mar
ket from January 1 to December 23.
After the recent hearing In Washington
when the secretary fixed January 1 as
tho limit for loading potatoes abroad for
this market, receivers hero cabled orders
to rngugo trump steamers and load
potatoes beforo tho tlmo oxplrcd. Ar
rangements had bren made for 200.000
bags, which with the ?00,0G0 on hand,
would have, made a stock of 450,000 bags
of foreign potatoes for this market.
Secretary Houston heard of the move
nnd blocked It with the chango of date.
Several tramp steamers that had been
chartered wero released.
Tree of Light....
Omaha's Christmas Tree
6 for 1 Oc
At Hfo Office or iroru N'ewsbojs
OKVEISS Kir MAIL. J2 CKXTS
OLD SILVER DOLLAR
AT OMAHA L
Coin Like That Found at New
Haven in Local Collection and
Kept 'Locked in Safe.
.ONLY A FEW IN EXISTENCE
Hnvc Become Ho lliire thnt Those
Held by Various Owner Can
not He nought Nnvr nt
An 1$04 sliver dollar like the one un.
, ven, Conn., said to bo held priceless
sr numlsma stn and saleable at several
U1MUBU.IIU UyillUB IL U&1CIVU IU
Is lri the Byron Ileed collection of rare
coins at the Omaha public library. It Is
so highly prized that tt Is kept In a safe,
guarded by many locked and electrically
protected doors, whllo a "dummy" Is ex
hibited tn Its place In the show cose,
Dyron llecd paid $570 for It many years
ago, but since then other 1S04 sliver dol
lars have been sold nt from $760 to $3,000.
nnd specimens of that particular Issue of
tho silver dollar are now so scarce thnt
none can bn bought at any price, although
coin collectors aro authority for the
statement that as high as $3,B00 has been
offered for a specimen with no takers.
The Byron Ileed 1804 Hllvor dollar Is
tho finest specimen of the rare Issue
known to be In existence, according to
old notes In the Byron Reed room at the
library. It Is an exceptionally dear cut
numplo and to keep It so, It Is never
handled excopt on extraordinary occa
sions. Miss Edith Tobltt, the librarian.
has herself not handled tho priceless coin
(Continued on Page Two.)
Body of Rampolla
Will Not Be Exhumed
ROMB, Dec. 27.-Offlclals of the Vatl
can, as well an intimate friends and rel
atlves of the late Cardinal Rampolla to
day denied emphatically rumors put Into
circulation In certain quarters of Rome
of mysterious circumstances surrounding
tho prelate's death. They also declared
thero was no Intention ot exhuming his
body for medical examination, as the
cause of death had been already estab
llshed. The rumors in question nro as
sumed to have bean founded on the dis
appearance of a small box supposed to
have contained some private papers.
Fire at St, Louis
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 27 Flro ruined a five
story building In the heart ot the city,
causing a loss ot $260,000. Ono hundred
nnd fifty guests at the St. Regis hotel
were routed In their night clothes by
I flames which Iraped across the alley and
i threatened to attack the hotel windows.
I Fix firemen wore Injured, though not
fatally, by showers of burning embers
, canned by the collapse of walls and roof.
The Adams Htamp company, the Harris
Bhoe company, tho McNlght Tailoring
company and the Young Women's
Christian association down town restau
rant were the principal losers.
nnrnl Carrier Ilropa Dead.
VIVIAN, S. D Deo. 27.-(Bpec!al.)
Hoart trouble coustd the sudden death
ot ohn Culver, in charge of tho rural
' mall delivery route extending from Vivian
; to Fort Pierre. Culver "died in harness," j
tor nis aeau uouy waa lounu oy a lurmcr
. In tho road beside his mall wagon, from
! whlrh he evidently toppled when death
overtook him. He had left tho Vivian
poatofflre only aboat ten minutes before
j his brttr ova4
MOVER SAYS HE WAS
SHOT IN THE BACK
AND BADLY BEATEN
Head of Western Federation ot
Miners, Deported from Copper
District, is in Milwaukee.
DRAGGED MILE TO THE STATION
Says He Was Threatened by Mina.
EXPECTS TO RETURN SOON
Will Stay in Chicago Until He Re
covers from Wounds.
ACCUSES CITIZENS' ALLIANCE
Assault Tnkea Place in Hi" Iloom In
Hotel nt llfincoclc Soon After
Conference vrHh Sheriff
SIIIjWAUKBTS, Wis., Dec. 7. "1 wat
attacked by about twenty-five men in,
my room at tho Bcott hotel in Hancook,
Mich., last night at about 8:90 o'clock,
struok ovor the head with the butt ot
a revolver, shot tn the back, dragged
through the hotel and streets and put
on a train and told to leave the country
forever,' said Charles 1 1. Moyer, preeN
dent of tho Western Federation of Minn
era. during his stop here on a Chloago,
Milwaukee & St. Paul train enroute to
Moyer, when he arose from his berth
loft his bod coverod with blood from
wounds in his scalp and back. Ho waa
good natured dosplto his wounds and
sold that after ho got "healed up" In
Chicago lie would return to Calumet afid,
fight "thoso mlno owners to the last."
"At 8:30 o'clock last night Sheriff Crusa
and nbout fifteen other men came to
my room to ask mo about arrangementa
for the burial of the poor persons wha
met their death In the Christmas catas
trophe They remained nbout fifteen,
minutes and left, after I had told them
that the Western Federation of Miners
end tho labor organizations of tho ooiinn
try conld nnd would (caro for Its own uni
"Wllhln four minutes, or In time befora
the commlttoo of citizens could leavo
the room fifteen ruffians burst Into tho
room. I was standing at the telephones
at tho time and was putting in a call,
Charles It. Tanner ot California, traveU
Ing auditor for the Western Federation
of Miners, was with me.
"Several men grabbed hold ot me an
held me whllo another man came up from
behind and struck mo wlththj'Jjutt oC
his revolver on the head. Then thero waa
a report of a gun and I felt a piercing
sonsatlon In my baok. I don't think onyi
one shot mo deliberately. I think that
tho gun used in hitting me on the head,
was discharged during tho action.
"Then two men got hold of my arma
and dragged me out of the hotel. Down
street wo went. When two men beoama
tired, two other huskies took hold of me.
and although I was on my feet part or.
the time, yet for blockn I was dragged.
It Is a little more than a mile ta
Houghton, where the mob took me. All
the while they were pulling me along tho
others wero yelling 'Lynch him!' and
Hang him!" and calling me tho vilest
Implicates Minn Mnnimte.
"When wo reached tho station James
MoNaughton, general manager and vlco
president of the Calumet and Hechv
mines drovo up In on automobile. He
rushed up to me and sold:
" 'You get out of this country forever.
If you ever como back I'll hang you.'
Then he continued to abuse me in tno
vilest manner. When tho train Ieit. t
was thrown bodily onto It. Two men
who claimed to bo deputy Bherlffa then,
got on. They took mo into tho sleeper
und soon after Mr. Tanner was brought!
In. He too had been assaulted In tha
room and forcibly taken to tho station.
One of the deputies handed the conductor
our tickets and said that we wero going
to Chicago. Tho doputles stayed on tho
train until bo had passed over into Wls-i
Depaty Hherift Approver Bill.
"Somewhere on tho trip a doctor waa
called to dress my wounds. He was sum
moned by ono of tho men who said thoy
were deputy sheriffs and he told tho
doctor to send tho bill to tho sheriff at
"In order to prove my case I got a
statement from tho doctor."
Mr. Moyer then reached Into his coat
and got two eheots ot paper, on Which
was written this statement:
Charles H. Moyer was treated by mo
for a gunshot wound in the back, appar
ently superficial in nature, and lacera
tions of tho scalp. J. W. STORY. M. D.
(Countersigned.) W. II. ltBNDLBY.
Mr. Moyer said ho was going to stop;
(Continued on Page Four.)
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A year or bo ago a now light
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reduced bills for Illuminating.
Now hints leak out from the
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that will be oven more revolu
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others of equal Importance!
will come to you In the adver
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Advertising is tho channel
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