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TILE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANTAUT 21, 1914.
BUSINESS PEACE IS COMING
President Makes Prediction in Mes
sage to Congress.
NEW LEGISLATION ADVOCATED
Kxccntlre Snjm Commercial mnl 1 n -dnstrlnl
Intercuts Will .Meet (lr
frnmrnl Unit Wnf nnd the
rroblem AVI 1 1 He SoItc.1 .
(Continued from rage One.)
laratlon for giving the" Interstate Com
merce commission power to regulate rail
Another round of applause greeted the
statement as to railroad control with its
declaration that the "business of produc
tion must bo separated from tlio business
The declaration for an Interstate trade
commission was received In silence, and
applause greeted the statement that "pen
alties and punishment should fall not on
business Itself, but on the Individuals
Who use the Instrumentalities of business
to do those things which public policy
and sound business practice condemn."
Loud applause greeted the conclusion
of the president's address at 12:51 o'clock.
Points In Ilia I'lnn.
The chief points which the president
singled out as a basis for leglstatlpn
1. Effectual prohibition of the Inter
locking of directorates of great corpora
tionsbanks, railroads, Industrial, com
mercial and public service bodies.
J. A law to confer upon the Interstate
Commerce' commission the power to su
perlntend and regulate the financial
operations by which railroads are hence
forth to be supplied with the money they
need for their proper development and
Improved transportation facilities. Tho
president made it clear that "the pros
perity of. the railroads and th'e prosperity
of the country are Inseparably connected"
in this regard.
. 5. Definition of "the many hurtful re
straints of trade" by explicit legislation
supplementary to the Sherman law.
4. The creation of a commission to aid
the courts and to act an a clearing house
of information in helping business tn con
form with the law.
6. Provision ot penalties and punish
ments to fall on Individuals responsible
for unlawful business practice.
6. Prohibition of holding companies and
a -suggestion that the voting power of
individuals holding shores in numerous
corporations might be restricted.
7. Giving to private individuals the
right to found suits for redress in facts
end judgments proven in government
suits nnd providing that statute of limita
tions should run only from the r.a'.e of
conclusion of the government's act'on.
Text of the Address.
The president spoke an foltows:
"Gentlemen of the Congress: In my re
port 'on the state of the union' which J
Had the privilege of reading to you on
December 2 last, I ventured to reservo !
for discussion at a later date the sub
ject of additional legislation regard
ing the very difficult and tntrlcato mut
ter of trusts .and monopolies. The time
notf seems' opportune o turn to that
great question: not only because the cur
rency legislation -which absorbed your at
tention and the attention of tho country
in December snow 'disposed of, but also
becauso opinion" seems to be clearing
about us with 'singular rapidity In this
other great flud of action. In the mat
ter of the currency It cleared suddenly
and very happily after tho much-debated
net was passed; In respect ot the monop
olies which have multjplled about us and
In regard tu the various means by which
they havo been organised and main
tained, It seems to be almost clear and
all but on universal ngrcement In an
ticipation ot our action, it by way of
preparation, making tho way easier to
see and easier to set out on with con
fidence and without contusion of counsel.
'Atmosphere-' Is HlKht,
"Legislation has Its atmosphere like
everything else, and the ntmospnero of
accommodation and mutual understand
ing which we now breathe with so much
refreshment is a matter of slnr.srn con
gratulation. It ought to make our task
very much less difficult nnd embarrass
ing than it would have been had wn heen
obliged to continue to act amidst tho at
mosphere of suspicion and antagonism
which has so long made it imposst'ito to
approach such questions with dispas
sionate fairness. Constructive legislation,
when successful, is always-'ho cmbdl
merit of convincing experience nnd of the
mature publlo opinion which finally
prints out of that experience. Legisla
tion, is a business ot interpretation, not of
origination, and it ts now plain what the
opinion Is to which wo must give effect
in this matter. It Is not recent or hasty
opinion. It springs out ot Uie experi
ence ot a whole generation. It has clari
fied Itself by long contest, and those who
for long tlmo battled with It and sought
to Chango It are now frankly and honor
ably yielding to it and seeking to con'
form their actions to It.
"The great business men who or
ganised and financed monopoly and those,
who administered it in actual cvery-day
transaction have year after year, until
now. either denied Its existence or Just),
fled it as necessary for the iffeCMvo
maintenance and development of the vast
business processes of the country in
which modern circumstances of trade and
tjisTSkJSUcsi i a iitiia i iw --
rERUNA SAVED HER.
Xrs. Thomas Hover, It, P. D, 2to. 1, ! uncertainty, the law itself and the pen
JHottUgne, Mass., -writes j 'A I doc- iaUy bmK maUe w'1 Plain
tcd orve a year without inv reiif "And th0 business men of the country
kp getting -worse, I gore bo all
faefie caterer getting well agsln. I wu
l7ra sWwh. could eat rHr .
TZ u ? Dy."
r r..m rr.i
"I cswot express how grateful I feel
TW vAf sJct to liquid msfll
fcbM cm mw f recurs Ptruna Ts'
Ak Vow JRragii,t tw Free IVruu
, Im&i Jfor AUmwhoc for If 14. :
manufacture and f Inanee exist; but alt the
while opinion has made head agatnvt
them. The average business man Is con
vinced that tho ways of liberty aro also
tho ways of peace and ways of su;asss
as well, and at last tho master of busi
ness on the great scale have owin to
yield their purpose, perhaps their Judg
ment also, In honorable surrender.
Wlint U iolnc In llnpiirn.
"What we are purposing to do, here
fore, Is happily, not to hamper or Inter
fere with business as enlightened business
men prefer to do It, or In any sense put
It under tho ban. TM antagonism l.e-
tween business ond government is over.
We are now about to give expression to
Ihc best business Judgment of America,
to what we know to be the business con
science and honor of the land. The gov
ernment and business men are ready to
meet each other half way In a common
effort to square business methods with
both public opinion and the law. Th?
best Informed men of the business world
condemn the methods and processes and
consequences of monopoly as we condemn
them; and the Instinctive judgment of tho
vast majority of business men every
where goes with them. We ihntl now u
their spokesmen. That Is the strength
of mir position nnd the sure prophecy 'if
what will ensue when our reasonable
work is done.
"When serious contest ends, when men
unite In opinion nnd purpose, those who
aro to chnnge their ways of business
Joining with those who ask for the
change. It Is possible to effect It n the
way In which prudent and thoughtful and
patrlotio men would wish to seo It
brought about, with as few, as slight, as
easy nnd simple business readjustments
os possible in the circumstances; noth
ing essential disturbed, nothing torn up
by the roots, no parts rent asunder
which can be left In wholesale combina
tion. Fortunately no measure of mveip.
ing or novel changes are nect.if.ary. It
will be-understood that our obje.t is not
to unsettle business or anywhere seri
ously to break Its established courses
athwart. On the contrary, wo desire the
laws wo nre now about to pass to bo the
bulwarks and safeguards of Industry
against the forces that have disturbed it
What we have to do can be done in a
new spirit, In thoughtful moderation,
without resolution of any untoward kind.
To Hud Monopoly.
"We are all agreed that private monop
oly Is Indefensible and Intolerable' and
our program Is founded on that convic
tion. It will be a comparative but not
a radical or unacceptable Program and
tbeso are Its items, the changes which
opinion deliberately sanations and for
which business waits.
"It waits with acquiescence, in the first
Place, for laws which will effectually
prohibit and prevent such interiocklngs
of tho personnel of tho directorate of
great corporations-banks and railroads,
Industrial, commercial and publlo servlco
bodies as in effect result In making
thoso who borrow and those who lend
practically ono ond the same, thoso who
sell and thoso who buy, but the same
persons trading with one another under
different numes ond in different com-
blnntlonl and those who affect to com
pete in fact partners and masters of some
whole field of business. Sufficient time
should be nllowed, of course, in which
to effect these changes' ot organisation,
without inconvenience or confusion.
"Such a prohibition will work much
more than a mere negative good by cor
recting the sorious eylls which have,
arisen. For example, the men who have
been the directing spirits of the grent
investment banks have usurped the place
which belongs to independent industrial
management working in its own behoof.
It will bring new men, new energies, a
new spirit of initiative, new blood Into i
the management ofi our great business en
terprises. Is- will opon the field ot In
dustrial development and organisation to
scores of men who have been obliged to
serve them when their abilities entitled
them to direct. It will immensely hearten
the young men coming on. and wilt
greatly enrich the business activities ot
the whole country.
llnrmfal Itallronil Finance.
"In the second place, business men an
well as those who direct publlo affairs
now recognlxe, and recognise with pain
ful clearness, the great harm and Injus
tice wntch lias been done to many, It
not all, ot the great railroad systems ot
the country by the way in which they
have been financed and their own dis
tinctive interests subordinated to the In
terests of the men whr financed them
and of other business enterprises which
thoso men wished to promote, Tho coun
try is ready, therefore, to accept, and
accept with relief, as wall as approval,
a law which will confer on the Interstate
Commerce commission the power to su
perintend and regulate the financial
operations by which tho railroads are
henceforth to be supplied with the money
the. need for their proper development
to meet the rapidly growing requirements
of the country for Increased and im
proved facilities ot transportation. We
cannot postpone action In this matter
without leaving the railroad exposed to
many serious handicaps nnd hazards;
and the prosperity ot the railroads and
the prosperity ot the country nre in
separably connected. Upon this question
thoso who are chiefly responsible for
actual management and operation of the
railroads have spoken very plainly and
very earnestly, with a purpose we ought
to be quick to accept It will be one
step, and a very important one, toward
the necessary separation of the business
ot production from the business ot trans,
Mast j:ud Uncertainty.
The business ot the country awaits
nnd has long awaited and has suffered
because it could not obtain further and
more explicit 'legislative definition of the
policy and meaning ot the existing anti
trust law. Nothing hampers business like
uncertainty. Nothing daunts or discour
ages it like the necessity to take chances,
to run the risk ot falling under the con
demnation ot the law before it can make
sure just what the law is. Surely we are
sufficiently familiar with the actual
processes and methods of monopoly and
of the many hurtful restraints ot trade
to make definition possible, at any rate
up to the limits ot what experience has
disclosed. These practices, being now
abundantly disclosed, can be explicitly
and item by item forbidden by stntuts
fin such terms as will .practically eliminate
i,Jcilre ou",h', more than that tho
mcnace of leKal Process in these matters
V made explicit nnd Intelligible. They
Weill the advice, the definite guidance
information which can be supplied
by an administrative body, so Interstate
"The opinion ot the country would in
stantly approve ot such a commission.
It would not wish to see it empowered
to make terms with monopoly or in any
sort to assume control of business, as if
the government made itself responsible.
It -demands such -a commission only as
an Indispensable instrument ot Informa
tion and publicity, as a clcirtng lionse
for the facts by which bath thn nubile
'mind and the managers ot great business
undertakings should be guided, and as
an instrumentality for doing justice to
business where the processes of the
courts or the natural forces of correc
tion outside the courts are Inadequate to
adjust the remedy to the wrong In a
way that will meet all the equities and
circumstances of the case,
"Producing Industries, for example,
which havo passed the point up to which
combination may be consistent with the
publlo Interest and the freedom of trade,
cannot always be dissected Into their
component units as rendllv n railroad
compnnles or similar organizations can be.
Their dissolution by ordinary legal pro
ceeds may oftentimes Involvo financial
ConMCQUenccs llkelv tn nvrrtvhMfn the .
curlty market and bring on It breakdown
nnu conrusion. There ought to be nn
administrative commission capable of di
recting and shaping such corrective
processes, not only in old of the courts,
but nlso by Independent suggestions, if
Mnkr Penalties Personal.
Inasmuch ns our obiect nmi Mm
spirit of our action In thesn matter U
to meet business half way in Its processes
or self-correction nnd disturb its ledti-
maio course as little as possible, wo
ought to seo to it, and the Judgment of.
practical and sagacious men of affairs
everywhere would applaud us If wo did
see to It, that penalties nnd punishments
should fall, not on business Itself, to Its
confusion and Interruption, but on the
Individuals who use tho Instrumentalities
of business to do things which publlo
Policy nnd sound business practice con
demn. Kvery act of business Is doneat
the command or on the InltlatlvMlHfo'
ascertainable person or Kroa20!ersons.
These had been held Individually respon
sible, nnd the punishment should fall on
them, not on the business organization of
which they made Illegal use. It should
be ono of the main objects of our legis
lation to divest such persons of their
corporate cloak nnd deal with them as
with thoso who uo not represent their
corporations, but merely by deliberate
intention of tho law; Business men the
country through would, I am sure, ap
plaud us if we were to take effectual
steps to seo that the officers and direc
tors of great business bodies were pro
vented from brim?inrr ti.. .... . .
... llu lne 0U9.
ncss ot the country Into disrepute and
other questions mmnin .i,ii. .m
need very thoughtrul and practical treat
ment. Enternrlsna In th...
of great Individual fortunes are often
times interlocked, not by being under
the control of the snmn .....
by tho fact that the greater, port of'tholr
vuiyunwo biock is owned by a single
person or groUD Of nnrann. thn .
some way Intimately related In Interest.
We are agreed. I take It. that holding
companies should be prohibited, but what
I of the controlling private ownerehlp ot
Individuals or actually co-operative
groups of Individuals? Shall the nrlvntu
owners of caDltal ntnnl , ... i
to be themselves in effect holding clr
cumstances? Wo don't wish, 1 suppose,
to forbid the DUrchaae of atnMs. v,.. ....
person who pleases to buy them in such
luanuues as ne can afford, or In any
.uu.nniy io umit the sale of stocks
to bona fide purchasers. Shall we re
qulro the owners of .stock, -wh.n.
otlng power in several cnrntunin. -u,i,ini.
ought to be Independent of ono another
would constitute actual control, to make
election In which of then
orlcao their rltrht to vntn? tm r.nA.fin
- - 1-VSHWJI
I Venture for VOUr rnnMArit.,
Protect the Little Fellorr.
"There is another matter in i
poratlve considerations of Justice and fair
Piay suggest thoughtful remedlaf action.
Not only do many of tho combinations
effected or sought to be effected In the
industrial world work an Injustice on
the publlo in general; thoy also directly
and seriously injure the Individuals who
are put out ot business in one unfair
way or another by the many dlslodelnir
and, exterminating forces of combination.
I hope that we shall agree In giving pri
vate individuals who claim to have been
Injured by these Processes the rlal.t tn
found their suits for redress on the facts
and Judgments proved and entered In
suits by the government where the gov
ernment has on its own Initiative sued
the combinations complained ot and won
lis suit, and that the statute of limita
tions shall be suffered tn run nirnlnut
such litigants only from the date of the
conclusion of the government's action. It
is ni rair tnai ine private litigant should
be obliged' to set up and establish again
the facts which the government has
proved, lie cannot afford, he has not
the powsr to make use ot such processes
ot Inquiry as the government has com-
maim oi. iiiua snail lnamauai justice
be done while the processes of business
are rectified and squared with the gen
Dp to Congress Xarr.
"I have laid the cose before you, no
doubt as It lias in your .own mind, as it
lies tn the thought ot tho country. What
must every candid man say ot the sug
gestions I have laid before you, ot the
plain obligations ot which I have re
minded you? That these are new things
for which the country Is not prepared;
but that they are old things, now famil
iar and must ot course be Undertaken It
we are to square our laws with the
thought and desire ot the country. Until
the things are done, conscientious men
the country over will be unsatisfied. They
aro In these things our mentors and col
leagues. We are now about to write the
additional articles ot our constitution ot
peace, the peace that Is honor and free
dom and prosperity."
HISTORICAL SOCIETY MEET
MAY BE A LIVELY SESSION
(From n Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Nch., Jan. 50.-(Speclal.)-A
contest looms up ahead ot the members
ot tho State Historical society, which will
convene In annual session here tomorrow.
A determined fight will te made to dis
possess 8ecretury C. 8. Paine fro.n he
position whloh he has held since he Un
placed J. A. Barrett, nearly a decade ago.
John Leo Webster, who has been prc&l
dent for many terms, has aroused a con
troversy because he believes the society
should not bo run as an adjunct t. the
University ot Nebraska and Its positions
used to Tewavd persons connected with
Albert Watklns, one ot the society's
writers, also is said to have won posi
tion, all ot which will be threshed out
when the member vote on the organisa
tion's policy for the ensuing year.
An Ideal Woman's I.sxatlvr
JS"o better laxative than Dr. King's
New Life Pills. They help the liver and
bowels to healthy action. 25c. For sale
by all druggists. Advertisement
LIVESTOCK EXPERTS DIFFER
Jastro Sayi Free Trade Will Not
POOLE TAKES OTHER VIEW
Chicago Editor Snys It Una Fright,
eneil Tlmltt Growers Into Selllnn;
Ilrredlnir Stock nnd (hnt
Prices Will Atlvnnce.
DKNVER, Colo., Jan. SO.-The failure
or the removal of the tariff to reduce the
price of meats to the consumer wns
uweit upon today at the opening ssslon
of the seventh annual convention of the
American National TJve Ktnek
Hon. Delegates from all stock growing
Tho annual address of If. A. Jastro,
president of the association, wm nn cY .
hnustlve review of the live stock Industry
in tho United States and other counties.
Mr. Jastro expressed tho belief that the
removal of the tariff on live stock and
meat would not Inlum
live stock Industry nnd that prices will
noi long remain below tho prcsont level.
I. T. Pryor of 8an Antnnln T-
cussed Mexico nnd Canada as competitive
live stock countries nnd the effect of the
abolition of the tariff n th in,..t. i
the United States.
Exaggeration nf mit imr.nw.ti
since tho removal of tho tariff wb
pointed out br J. K. Pnnl f ri,i-
who declared that these had not af
fected the market as much as the pre
cipitate unloading of live stock by Ameri
President Jnmim'n Aililma.
That the meat producing industry of
the United Btates has been permanently
placed on a freo trade basis without
uenem or cheaper prices to the con
sumer, ana that the removal of the
tariff will not appreciably Injure the
live stock Industry were the principal
conclusions drawn by President II.
A. Jastro. He said that perhaps in
the distant futuro there might be
a realignment of parties and one
similar to the agrarian parties of
Europe might favor a dlffnront rt.
ment of this Industry, but this Is a remote
possiomty ana the live stock growers
"may as well adjust themselves to a
freo trade basis on their products."
Tho high cos't of moat In the lost few
years, Mr. Jastro said, was tho most Im
portant factor In producing tho nresint
result, coupled with tho consumers' fail
ure to take into account the advanced
cost or production and increased land
values. Another cause, ho said, wnx thn
widespread, hut erroneous belief that tho
so-called beet trust was solely responsi
ble for the high cost of meats. Accord
ing to tho best obtainable information
the speaker placed tho live stock slaught
ered by the Armour, Swift and Morris
Interests at per cent of all tho cat.
tie, 30' per cent of alt the hogs and C5 per
cent of all the sheep and lambs killed
In this country.
He expressed the belief that tho nrlr
of live stock and meats never again will
be as low as In former years.
He declared that the beef ncurrliv wan
not eonfincd to the United States, but
affects every civilized country tho "pop
ulation growing faster than the meat sup
ply. He expressed the onlnlan Mint thn
removal of trie tariff ought not to injure
appreciamy the live stock Industry.
Severe- Blow to Industry,
Placing of meat on the. eren list ha not
only failed to reduce tho cost to the con
sumer, .out nas administered to the
domestic meat producing lnduntrv thn
severest blow it has received in many
years said J. E. Poole, editor of the Chi
cago Live Stock World.
Mr. Poole said Ignorance of comrrpitM-
men and of eastern editorial wrltcra as
to actual conditions ot stock growing and
handling tn the west had been responsible
for tljo cheap ment agitation that had put
every product of the industry on the freo
"Barely had the session nf mnerna hit.
gun," said tho speaker, "when popular
ciamor ror lower living cost arose. Fore
most tn this clamor were representatives
of the retailer's' organization, who nre.
rented glib arguments for free meats.
'The agitation proved effective ond in
October, tho bars were thrown down to
tho llvo stock growers and meat vendors
of the world. Prior to that tho advance
of the era of cheap meats was proclaimed
"A veritable carnival of misstatement
ensued. Small consignments nf hoof from
Argentina, by way of London wero magnl
nod into cargoes. One boat load direct
from the Itlver Platte wns announced at1
New York three times and the editors
ttrugclcd to outdo one another In proph
esying meat Plcntltlide. I
"Washington endeavored to deludo Itself
that Us nostrum, was actually effecting
reduction of living cost.
"The JCavy department announced t
had saved half a cent a pound by pur
chasing Australian betf. That stuff cost
Uncle Sam ,$11.80 per hundred pounds
while a big packer's sales In New York
that same week averaged but U1.&0 per
Tltnlil Growers Unload.
"Alarmed at the Prospect of an inunda
tion ot Argentine and Australian beet
and mutton and Canadian cattle, timid
growers unloaded preclpltiously, If un
wisely. All through the summer Chicago
and other markets were glutted with
stock. At a moment when confldenrn
was asserting Itself and growers, detect-
Mother! If Child's
Tongue Is Coated
If croM, feverish, constipated, bill
ous, stomach sour, give "Cali
fornia Syrup of Figs.'
A laxative today save! a sick child
tomorrow. Children slirtply will not
taV; tho time from play to empty their
bowels, which becom clogged up with
waste, liver gets sluggish; stomach so Jr.
Look, At thei tongue, mother! It coatd,
or your child Is listless, cross, feverish,
breath lad, restpess, doesn't eat heartily,
full of cM or has sore throat or uny
othe.- ej-lldren's aliment, give a' teaspoon
ful. of "California Syrup of Figs." then
don't worry, because It Is perfectly harm
less, and in a few hours all this consti
pation r-tolson, sour bile and fermenting
waste will gently move out of the bow
els, nnd yon have a well, playt-jl child
agatn. A thorough 'Inside cleansing'- ts
oftlmes all that Is necessary. It should be
the first treatment given In any sickness.
Beware of counterfeit fig syrups. Ask
ycur druggist for a. M-cent bottle ot
"California Syrup of Fls," which has
full directions) for babies, children ot ull
ages and for grown-ups plainly printed
on the bottle. Look carefully and see
that It Is made by the "California Fig
Syrup .Company." ptn't be fooled' Ad-vrtles4eV
Wo havo quite a number of our very fine shirts which
havo become soiled or mussed, Thoy sold from $1.G0 to
$2.00 and como In all sizes and a nice variety of patterns
and colors. We thought to havo them laundered and In
voice them at 8Cc each but, we changed our mind. Wo
aro going to offer them to you at 85c a plcco and allow
you an oxtra lGc for laundry making 70c tho net price
'for you to pay us and you to send them to tho laundry
ing a profit In raising cattle and sheep.
wore stocking up, faith was routed by"
fear and demoralization ensued, Breed
ing enterprises by the hundred were
abandoned and orders for cows cancelled,
and thousands ot other cows purchased
previously in confidence that calf raising
was on a paying basis were sent to the
"Thus the very measure designed by
Washington theorists to relievo tho con
sumer defeated the object for which It
was Intended. Had the confidence en
Rendered by the high fat cattlo market
of 1912 and the consequent advance tn
stockers not been destroyed by the
menace of freo trade beef, and also mut
ton, production In the United States
would by this time have made a long stride
along the path of recuperation, whereas
actual depletion has resulted.
"So far foreign beef has fulled to re
duce cost to consumers and much of tho
stuff reaching Atlantic ports has not
been suited for shop trade. The beet Is
aged and despite bureaucratic assurance
of excellence Is decidedly deficient In that
quality However, it must be recognized
as a competition and every ton of it en
tering the portals ot the United States
displaces so much domestic product, If
prices are maintained, and that appears
to be the disposition. If not determination.
of tho distributors. Prediction is mado
that completion of the Panama canal
will give Australia access to the Atlantic
seaboard market, but all Australian ad-
vicos tell of. enhancing cost and aro any
thing but suggestive of that cheapness
the freo trado propagandists have ex
ROBBER BANDIT AT
ST. JOE ADMITS
(Continued from Page One.)
St. Joseph, where Flomlng and Murphy
It was "Williams who visited the SlcVcy
place during Ak-Snr-Bcn with an employe
of the Novelty company after ho had
bought n Bull and overcoat there. He
talked with Vera lihoff, an Inmate, and
asked her to go to the wild west show
then at tho auditorium.
Suspicions that Williams was a former
cowboy havo been verified, according to
reports from St. Joseph. It is said that
he whb employed on tho O. K. ranch neat
Madrid before ho came to Omaha, lie
had been llvinc In South Omaha with
Mary E. Parrlsh, who was n'lso arrested
FOLLOW CLUK TO SOUTH 05IAIM
I'ostal lfotiiwl In McVry Ilesorl
Lrnds tu Arrmt nt St. Jonepli,
Tho chief clue which led to tho arrest
of Carter and the Parrlsh woman at St.
Joseph came from a postal card which
in as found In tho McVey resort after the
trogody last week, The postal, though
tarn and soiled, was finally pieced to
gcthor and the name ot Mary Parrlsh
deciphered by tho police. The postaj was
taken to South Omuha, Where Captain
Zaloudok at once connected the girl's
name with a woman who had worked In
cafo owned by Irving Proud at Twenty.
sixth and O streets.
A short tlmo ago Captain Zaloudek
was selling tickets for tho policemen's
ball. Among other purchasers was a
horse dealer whose name is said to be
Scott. Scott bought a ticket for the ball
and paid for It, but requested Captain
Zaloudek to slvo tho ticket to Mary Par-
rlah, who worked in Proud's cafe. Cap
tain Zaloudok delivered the ticket, and
at the time noted that the girl, though
she was employed In a restaurant, wore
diamonds and other expensive Jewelry.
Talked of Crime.
When the girl's name was connected
through tho postal card with the tragedy
nt the McVey resort, officers of the Houth
Omaha police force, accompanied by
Omaha detectives went to Proud's res
taurant. There they found that a man
named Carter had worked there for a
week. Carter had been attentive to fhe
Parrlsh Btrl and was a fair flunkey, nut
he talked about crime and gunmen and
the Ilka too much to suit Mr. Proud. At
the end of his first week there, Carter
whs discharged. Nevertheless he con
tinued to go out with Mary Parrlsh, and
as a result of this relation Mr. Proud
likewise dismissed the girl from his em
ploy. This occurred on the Saturday
prior to the shooting.
A search by the officers finally suc
ceeded In their obtaining from him tho
information that on Friday nlsht. he
night after the robbery, ho had nn en
gagement with Mary Parrlsh to me-t her
at the Union station. Tho man known
as Scott went to fill the date, hut tie
girl was not there. lie waited a while
then decided she had ditched htm, und
left tho station. Scott gave the further
Information that the girl would likely be
found cither at her home In Skidmnre
Mo., or at a boarding house In St. Joseph
Following this clue. Detective Fleming
and Murphy went to Skldmore, and fol
lowing the tip given bv the man known as
Scott, arrested both Williams, alias Part.
Sec tJicm In our
A different kind of sale
A Laundry Allowance
Soiled and mussed
shirts offered for
about Half with an
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t'er, and tho girl Mary Parrlsh in St
Tho police believe that following tho
robbery the party of men and tho woman
went to South Omaha and there left on
the Missouri Pacific.
South Omaha police have also found
that Williams was with tho woman in
San FranclBco and Portland, nnd that
the two wero often visited at South
Omaha by an cx-convlct named Collins,
with whom Williams often held whis
After tho pair had been discharged
from the restaurant they mode a trip
together to Skldmore, Mo., and returned
to South Omaha before the murder.
UNION PACIFIC LENDS ITS AID
Hold Fast Train Until Suspects Are
Taken Off nt Klinbnll.
Chief of Detectives Maloney wishes to
publicly thank the Union Pacific railroad
for its efforts In assisting In tho appre
hension of the bandits. Ho says that tho
road gave him free uso of Its wires and
held ono of its fastest trains at Kimball
until two suspects wero taken off.
IOWA CITY, la., Jan. 20.-(SpecIal
Telegram.) Democrats of tho Second
Iowa district today nominated Henry
Vollmer of Davenport for congressman
to fill the vacancy caused by the death
of I. S. ePpper. Vollmer was named on
the rlrst ballot.
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TO HASTINGS ASYLUM
(From a Start Correspondent.
LINCOUN, Jan. 30.-(Specfal.)'-MorrIs
C. Bressler. sent to tho penitentiary
from Boone county for incest and rcJ
celved at that institution October 9"
1913, to srve. a term of eight years, ha1 a
been adjudged a fit subject for the In
sane asylum, and has been taken to the
Louis J. Hronlsh, sent from Boyd
county for assault, and given fifteen'
years, has also been sent to the same
asylum. Ho was received June 9, 19131
GENEVA BANKER OFFERS
TO START BANK AT SUPERIOR'
SUPERIOR, Neb., Jan. 20. (Special
Telegram.) A mass meeting of depos
itors of the First National bank was
held In tho opera house this afternoon
to consider the proposition of Banker
Gclsclman of Geneva, who offers to start
a state bank and buy the building- of the
wrecked bank. The meeting adjourned
to consider .again his proposition on
Six Store Darned nt Gcddes.
YANKTON, S. D., Jan. 2a (Special
clegram.) Fire at Geddes last night de
stroyed six stories. The loss Is about $35,
000, with. Insurance of 118,000.
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