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    The Omaha Daily Bee
nukes the whools of business
go round smoothly and pro
tect them against blotrouta.
On Trains aod at
HoWl Haws stands, Bo.
Secretary of State Says Satisfactory
Solution of California Ques
tions Will Be Beached.
Governments Will Keep Correspond
ence Secret for Present.
Japan Does Not Care to Be Party to
Civil Suit.
Committee Having; linker Dili to
Bar Asiatics In Chnrae "Will Con
sult Bryan ncfore Taking
t Up Proposed Mensarc.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. Atter an ex.
ecutivo conference, the house immigra
tion committee today declined' to open
hearings on the liaker bill to bar ABlatlo
immigrants. Chairman Burnett declared
the committee found Itself not ready yet
to proceed with the bill and other mem
bers said the wished to hear from Sec
retary Bryan before taking up tho meas
ure.. -
-The .address of the Japanese minister
of .foreign affairs to the Parliament at
Toklo yesterday was read In the meeting
and discussed at length. A communication
from the Stato department also was rc
celved. For an hour and a half the com
mittee debated, with Representative,
Raker urging' Immediate opening of the
hearings. Further consideration finally postponed until January ).
Mr, Ilryan In Hopeful.
Secretary Bryan was optimistic today
in commenting on the diplomatic situa
tion. ."We are hopeful of a satisfactory solu
tion soon," said Mr. Bryan, who declined,
however, to Indlcato the basts of his hope.
Ho explained that no exchanges between
the Japanese embassy here and tho State
department had followed the delivery of
(Baron Maklno's address before tho
Japaneso Parliament yesterday, but that
an understanding, had been reached be
tween the Japanese foreign office and
the State department,, whereby the de
tails of the extensive, correspondence be
tween tho two governments should not be
Mr. Bryan declined to say whether an
answer would be delivered to the last
Japaneso note delivered by Viscount
Chlnda last August.
Nevv. Discussed.
A" new treaty to "define -the rights of
Japanese In America, though not taken
up In nXfplJ1o" offlelsd'-hotea, was Jn
formallyUctiBcd between Secretary
Bryan and Ambassador .Chlnda, but with
out advancing tho subject very far. It
was then contemplated that the Webb
law be tested In the United States courts,
but tho Japanese government did not
caro to become a parly to such proceed- i
ings. It Is said to do so would be to
abandon Us contention that tho subject
should bo treated diplomatically.
On the other hand. Secretary Bryan was
unwilling to follow the precedent set by
President Roosevelt in directing the
United States government to Intervene
as a party in the Japanese school cases
which figured In tho California courts.
Unless tho "other means" referred to
by Baron Maklno refer to a renewal of
tho attempt to framo a treaty that can
meet tho approval of the United States
senate officials here are a a loss to con
jecture what the next step will be.
No Friction Says Wilson.
President Wilson referring today to the
Address of the Japanese foreign minister
let It be known that so far as the Wash
ington glvernment was concerned, there
was no interruption In tho friendly re
lations between Japan and tho United
States. No pressure, it was stated, had
been exerted for an answer to the lasi
Japanese note, nor hud there been any
request for a new treaty. The president
did not Indicate what would be tho next
step in the situation, but Intimated It
would be along lines that would manifest
a continued friendliness toward Japan.
(Whether a new treaty would be ncgo-
(Continued on Page Two.)
The Weather
Forecast till 7 p. m. Friday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
-Unsettled, with probably light snow or
Temperature at
Oiunliu lestertlay.
Hour. Deg.
6 a. m.
C a, m.
7 a. in.
8 a. m.
9 a. m.
10 a. m.
11 a. m 22
12 m , 23
1 p. m 27
2 p. ni 80
3 p. m 31
4 II. m 32
5 p. in 33
6 p. m 33
8 P. m...
Comparative Local Record.
1914. 1311 1S1" 1911
Hlghesth today 34 43 43 41
Lowest today 17 24 19 17
Mean temperature 26 34 38 29
Precipitation 401 .00 .00 T
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature , 20
Excess for the day , 6
Excess since March 1, 1913 1166
Normal precipitation .01 Inch
Deficiency for the day no inch
Precipitation since March 1... .24. 19 Inches
Deficiency since .March 1 i.m inches
Deficiency cor. period 191J 4.10inohes
Deficiency cor. period 1912 13.65 Inches
Reports from Stations at 7 I. SI.
Station 1 and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather, 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, partly cloudy. 36 42 .00
Davenport, croudy 3 a ,W
Denver, cloudy 40 68 .00
ues Aioines, part cloudy. 3o 30 .04-
uoase uuy, ciouay. 48 SS .00
Lander, cloudy zs 46 .00
North Platte, cloudy 42 62 00
Omaha, partly cloudy 31 33 ,01
Pueblo, cloudy 60 68 00
.Rapid City, cloudy 41 62 ',00
Salt Lake City, rain 40 45 ,j
Santa Fe, .cloudy, ...33 4 ,00
Sheridan, cloudy ,46 66 00
Sioux City, partly cloudy 26 26 .10
Valentine, cloudy 43 52 .00
T indicates trace of precipitation.
Indicates below zero.
w L. A. WELSH. Local Forecaster,
Grand Jury Looking
Into Charges Against
the Chicago Packers
CHICAGO. Jan. -investigation of
charges that Swift & Co., packers, of
Chicago, profited to tho extent of .0,000
by what Is said to have been In effect an
rebating arrangement with the Ann Arbor
railroad company, was begun by the fed
era! grand Jury here today.
A dozen packing house and railroad
men were among tho witnesses, who ap
peared before tho grand jury today. The
shipments Involved In the charges, to
points on the Ann Arbor road, the main
line of which runs from Toledo, O., to
Frankfort, Mich. This road Is alleged
to havo haulod consignments of beef of
less than a carload at carload rates.
The beef was "peddled" from town to
town along tho line, It Is alleged.
Most of tho beef was consigned to the
Saginaw Beef company at Saginaw, Mich.
One shipment to Owosso. Mich., has been
closely investigated by government agents.
Attorney Edward U. Green of the In
terstate Commerce commission Is acting
with District Attorney Wilkerson in the
case. Tho Inquiry may requlro a week or
NEW TOrtlC, Jan. 22.-Ncwman Erb,
president of tho Ann Arbor Railroad
compnny, issued a statement here this
afternoon savlrnr that ih invr.iniin
of rebates In Chicago refers to transac
tlons of throe years ago before tho pros-
ent directors and officials came Into
the management of tho propcity.
"I havo Just learned." he said, "on
Inquiry to our general offices at Toledo,
that certain packing houses were shir
ping moats In carload lots over our line?,
whloh were stopped at local station
for partial delivery. Promptly on the :trnc'8' wno hod through error in set
discovery by the operating officials, the 'ttemcnt received dlvlde-ds for their
practice was stopped and bills rendered
against the packing house for the hlgn
est rates to the local points which the
shipments could bear, and which were
paid by the packers."
Deputy is Smuggled
Out of Mexico. City
By O'Shaughnessy
MEXICO CITT, Jan. 22.-Jorgo Vera En
tanol, one of the 110 deputies thrown Intc
Jail by President Huerta on October 10,
1913, was smuggled out of town last night
by Nelson O'Shaughnessy, American
chargo d'affaires, and sent safely on his
way to Vera Cruz.
Senor Estanol Is a prominent attorney
and was minister of public instruction In
the late President Madero's cabinet Ho
was released from tho penitentiary by
court order.
Senor Estanol and his friends, bellovlns
that his life was in danger, appealed to
Mr. O'Shaughnessy, who got a private
car and with great secrecy put Senor Es
tanol on board. Tho car was then at
tached to tho regular train for Vera. Cruz,
from which port it is assumed Senor Es
tanol will .sail at once.
ML. PASO. 'Tex, Jan. J2.-A fresh roll
call of the, Mexican soldiers iind refugees
who fled to tho .country from OJInaga,
Mex., and who arc now at Fort Bliss,
showed that several hundred nioro Mexi
cans aro dependent on the United States
for food and shelter thai first counts In
dicated. Tho total number of dependents on this
government ,aro 4,991. Of these 3,525 are
Mexican soldiers. The rest aro women,
children and male civilians. Forty more
soldiers who wero left wounded at Presi
dio and at Marfa, Tex., are also to bo
brought here.
Murder and Suicide
in Dining Room of
Hotel in Honolulu
HONOLULU, Jan. 22.-ln the pres
ence of a rom full of diners in tho
Seaside hotel here tonight, a man known
by the name of Woodward, who arrived
yesterday on tho steamer Sonoma, shot
and killed his former wife and then com
mitted suicide.
The woman had married Charles A.
Stewart of San Francisco last Saturday.
She came recently from San Francisco
and was married under the name of Mar
garet Phyperso. Immediately after tho
ceremony, Stewart left for Hllo.
Mrs. Stewart remained at the Seaside
hotel, where she had been staying. After
she had taken a seat In the dining room
Woodward, whose real name Is believed
to bo A. W. Wagner, entered. He walked
up to Mrs. Stewart's table and, after a
few words had passed between them, he
drew a pistol and began firing. Both
died afmost instantly.
Stockmen Declare
for Federal Control
of the Open Eange
DHNVER. Colo., Jan. 22. Federal con-
trol of tho open range, more effective
sanitary regulations, protection of Amer-
lean live stock owners and ranchmen in
Mexico, education of the children on
farms and approval of the work of the
federal DeDartment nf Airrlouitiiro -nrt
gltho administration of national forests
3. , r.cnmm.4(.
in the resolutions adopted at the closing
session or me seventeenth annual con
vention of tho American National Live
Stock association today.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-The reslgna
tlon of Judge James W. Wltten, chief
law officer of the general land office
since the position was created more than
twenty years ago, was accepted today by
Secretary Lane. Judge Wltten, a native
of Missouri, is well known throughout
the west, where hundreds of thousands
of people have been before him at land
drawings and registrations. He will prac
tice law here.
Illah Potato Hate Suspended.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 22.-Proposed In
jreacs In rates on carload shipments ot
potatoes in western classification terri
tory, which would havo amounted to 20
per cent, were suspended today by the
Interstate Commerce commission, pend-
ing investigation, from Februaty 1 'to
Former Marshal of Court Charges
Federal Judge with Activity
in Politics.
Witness Says Jurist Had All Attend-
ants Adjusting Shades.
Thanks for Liber
Satisfy His
Testimony that 8on-ln-I.nv
Hcen Farornl Taken Up
Committee of House of
MACON, Ga., Jan. 22. Testimony on
the chargo that Federal Judge Specr had
favored his son-in-law In his court, were
.rtaken up today when tho committee of
'U, hoUM of representatives resumed
ihcnr'n& testimony. R. C. Ellis of Tlfton.
iGn - ' corroborated the testimony of J. S.
fRIgo'ell, examined yesterday, regarding
itho citation for contempt by Judge Specr
of attorneys for alleged delay in obey
Ing an order of a referee In bankruptcy.
Mr. Ellis was one of the attorneys
named In the citation. Somo of the at
clients In the case, had not been named
in the contempt citation, the witness
J. B. Hart, president of tho Macon Na
tional bank, testified that Malcom Jones
twas regularly employed as counsel, but
that A. If. Hoyward had been retained as
special counsel to represent the bank
when an application was made to have
the Institution designated as a depository
for bankrupt funds. Hart dented that
Keyword had been employed because ho
was a son-tn-lay of Judge Sneer,
Conrt Attendants Tlnsr.
John M. Barnes, postmaster of Thomson
end former United States marshal,
charged that after his appointment as
marshal Judge Spcer kept him walking
"the tight rope" all the time and cited
as an Instance that while court was In
Heeslon .all tho court attendants, Includ
ing the marshal, wore kept busy adjust'
Ing the window shades.
The witness charged that Judgo Spcer
took and active part in politics and that
he acted as campaign manager for Jud
son W. Lyons, a negro, at tho republican
national convention of IMS.
Barnes testified that he went to Judge
Specr to thank him for a liberal feo re
ceived as custodian In a bankruptcy case.
The Judge, he ettld, remarked:
"You thank, rho very beautifully, hut
what la there In it for me" 7
While acting as marshal Barnes said
he was "Instructed by Judge Specr to
summon only white men as Jurors.
Told to OrlnK Keys.
Barnes testified that prior to the Greene
Gaynor case ho was instructed to bring
the keys of tho grand jury box to the
court room.
Judge Spcer and R. N. Tailey, his sec
retary were present In the room.
"I don't recall whether I put my hand
In the box or whether Judge Specr did,
but a package of fifty names of Jurors
was taken out," Barnes . testified
One name Barnes recognized was that
of a prominent populist. He had told
Judge Speer, he said ,that he was In
"We won't take him," he quoted Judgo
Spcer as saying.
Another namo was that of a resident
of Valdosta ,tho home of Tallcy. When
that name was reached, Barnes said,
Judge Bpeer and Talloy had held a long
conversation in low tones. Tho man was
afterward' mado foreman of the Jury.
Barnes charged that the grand Jury
which Indicted Greene and Gaynor con
talned the names of two fugitives from
Loss of Life from
Eruption in Japan
Much Exaggerated
NEW TORK," Jan. 22. An official rc
port giving the casualties and damage
.......... .1 V... , V. n ntMin.lrtt. Borthnllalf.. n nA
udal waves of laJlt week on the Japanese
uland of BaUurft and ln the town t
k-mrnshlma was received today by the
Japaness consul general here. The re
port says:
"On Sakura, nine villages composed nf
840 houses were destroyed, out of the total
of eighteen villages on the Island. The
number of deaths among the population
was not so considerable as at first be
lieved and probably will, prove unex-
Pectedly small.
In Kagoshlma, the deaths amounted
lto Khten, the severiy injured numoerea
t eighty-seven, ana me sngnuy nun,
.seventy-one. Thirty-five houses collapsed
118 were partly dtroyed a"a many
'others slightly damaged. The principal
.Dub brings were not injured
"In KlmotBU and Klra counties thj
caed, l'l'J '!!lnff a"ft" nd P,umlc
affantad Ofi iWi nonniA wNn Will iaif1
"Nearly half the fugitives have returned
to Kagoshima, where order Is being re
stored. The public schools aro to be re
opened in a few days.
"In regard to the famine In the northern
Island of Hokkaido, the conditions are
'about tho same as In 1S05, but no worse,
and the rice crop of the entlro country hi
expected to be above the average."
FORT WAYNE. Ind., Jan. 22,-Wlth tho
hotel register missing, authorities are
having difficulty In obtaining a list of
Iguests ln the National hotel, a small
.lodging house here, which was destroyed
by fire today, resulting In the death of
one man, believed to be F. W. 8 nook of
aary Ind., and the serious Injury of
three others
The recovery of the injured Is doubtful
The fire broke out shortly after 7
O'clock and spread so quickly that there
VM no cmuic to awaken sleeping guests!
HT FORME?" I - ttW kxms J&Tm' - NsS
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
Hamburg-American Line Dropped
by the Combination,
Claim for Larger Share of Steerage
. nnslnrss In North Atlnntlo
Trade Is Rejected by Con
ference at Fnrls.
PARIS, Jan, 17. War was officially de
clared' today Between tho HarnburgiAmer
lcan andthe'-oth(ri Wamshlp 'cerap'anlns.
when. dc,logaUo4,.,tho1J?;NjwtlutAflantlo
Shipping conference, reorganized' the, com
bination, leaving out the Hamburg-American.
A notice' excluding that company
was promptly Issued.
The declaration Issued by the represen
tatives of tho transatlantic shipping com
panies was as follows:
"At the conference of the continental
lines Interested in tho North Atlantic
passenger trade, held In Paris January 21,
tho demands of the Hamburg-American
line, which did not seo fit to appear In
order to explain Its Justification of its
claim for an Increased proportion of tho
steerage passenger traffic, wero fully
"The lines wero unanimously of the
opinion that neither past nor present con
ditions warranted tho demands put for
ward by the Hamburg-American lino, but
that on the contrary they wero. In flagrant
contradiction with the position the Hamburg-American
lino has emphatically
maintained In similar Instances toward
other companies.
"Tho lines the: of ore refuse to recognlzo
these claims and resolve to carry out the
existing agreement among themselves, but
without tho Hamburg-American line, with
the object of upholding an organization
which has given entire satisfaction dur
ing the long period of twenty-two years,
and thus protecting the recognized posi
tion of the various lines toward each
Will Eaise Special ,
Fund to Organize
Working Women
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-SpccIal assess-
ments on all unions affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, to ralsu
a fund for further organization of women
workers, was voted at today's meeting of
the cxccutlvo council. Plans for concen
trating efforts for effectual organization
of women will be determined later.
SIOUX CITT, la., Jan. 22.-The condi
tion of George D. Perkins, publisher of
the Sioux City Journal, who has been 111
for two weeks, and now Is In a hospital
for treatment, is not considered alarming
by tho attending physicians and the mem
bers of his family.
The National Capital
Thursday, January
The Senate.
Met at noon.
Foreign relations' committee voted to
favorably report the nomination of Henry
M. Plndell of I'eorla, III., for ambassador
to Russia.
Military committee voted to favorably
'report the nomination of Colonel W. C.
.Gorgas to be surgeon general ot the army.
1 Debate continued on the Alaskan rail
road bill, with Senator Plttman speaking.
The House.
I Resumed debate on postoffice appropria
tion bill.
Chairman of Judiciary and Interstate
I commerce committees worKed out a plan
tor co-operation on the administration
trust bills.
i Democratic caucus prenured to meet to-
night to consider resolutions for ' con
gressional Investigation of the Michigan
and Colorado mine strikes,
on radium.
Mines committee continued Its hearings
Immigration committee dof erred hear
ings on proposed legislation to exclude
Making the Service Useful
Wife of President
Is Plaintiff in
Suit for Farm
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 22.-Titlo to
eighty acres of land in the dato growing
section of Conchella valley, In which
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of tho presi
dent of tho United States, appears as a
party in "Interest," was Involved today
In a contest heard by the register and
receiver of tho United Stat6s land office.
Tbo contest was- filed by John T. Kfnjr.
who had acted for Mrs. Wilson against
Maiide Cpmpton and Homer L. Goddard,
who aro alleged to havo' filed sUbsefluohi
Tho contest was based on tho clrciim
stanco of the failure of a Coachella county
newspaper to republish correctly a no
tlco of King's filing for Mrs. Wilson,
when the typographical errors in tho
original notlco had rendered tho legal
publication Invalid.
C. L. Compton was tho editor of the
papor. Maud Compton, his sister, ac
cording to King, filed a homestead entry
on tho eighty acres afterword and subse
quently sold her relinquishment to Homer
Goddard, who then filed a desert land
entry upon It.
King's filing was niado through the
medium ot state lien land scrip.
Sugar Trust Denies
Ownership in Beet
Sugar Factories
NEW YORK, Jan. 22. The American
Sugar Refining company has no longor a
controlling interest in beet sugar re-
ifinerles or a voico in their management,
according to tho testimony today of Ed-
pwln F. Atkins, chairman of the board of
directors, on resuming hearing in the
government's suit to dissolve the com
pany under the Sherman anti-trust law.
Mr. Atkins testified that In August,
1911, the' company had sold outright Its
one-half interest In tho stock of tho West
ern Sugar Refining company of Califor
nia, and hod also disposed ln October of
tho same year of Its holdings ln the
Carver Sugar company, both beet sugar
concerns. One of tho contentions ot the
government Is that the American Sugar
Refining company Is a power In the beet
sugar Industry.
Mr. Atkins gave a list of ten beet
rjgar concerns ln which the American
Hitgnr Refining company still held stock,
Although tho total par value of these
holdings reached over $22,000,000 In only
ote caso did the holdings amount to
o-er 50 per cent.
Bryan Intimates
He Wants to Sit
in the Senate
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-Democrata in
the capital were gossiping today over
whether Secretary Bryan meant to launch
a senatorial boom when at a domocratlo
dinner last night ho declared It had'been
his ambition since boyhood to sit ln the
United States senate. His own career,
he said, all through his earlier years had
been baaed on a hope that he eventually
would go to the senate.
Famous Herd of
Buffaloes to Be Sold
GETTYSBURG, S. D., Jan. 22. -The fa
mous "Scotty" Phillip herd of buffalo,
kept In a 10,000-acre pasture near Fort
Pierre, S. D., has been placed on the
market by Phillip Phillip and George
Phillip, Jr., sons of and administrators of
tho estate of the late James (Scotty)
Phillip. This herd of buffalo, tho largest
In the United States, now includes 70 head
ot yearlings, K heud of 2-year.olds and
275 head of 3 years old or older. These
aro all full bloods, most of them born In
Iowa Senator Says Smith-Lever Ap
propriation is Unjust.
States that Raise Grent Quantities
of Products Are Not Utrrn Help
In Proportion to Those
Less. Fnrored.
(From a Staff Correspondent,)
WASHINGTON1, Jan. 22.-BpOclal Tel
egram.) Dccauso, as ho alleges, the
Strilth'-Lever egrlcultural extension bill
discriminates against the great agricul
tural producing states of tho north arid
middle west in favor of U10 south Sen
ator Cummins of Iowa announced today
that he Intends to Introduce amendments
when the measuro la taken up In tho
senato which will change tho distribu
tion of the 13,000,000 fund which will go
to the states aa federal aid to agricul
tural extension work.
Senator Cummins has prepared stotls
tics In which he asserts that under tho
bll las drawn up twelve southern states
which produco about $3,000,000,000 worth
of agricultural products will get nearly
40 per cent of the fund, while tho twelve
leading agricultural states of tho north,
Including Iowa, Illinois, Indiana. Kansas,
Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Now
York, Ohio, North Dakota and Wiscon
sin, producing over $6,000,000,000 annually,
get only 36 per cent of the fund.
Illll U, Aid Womnii.
Representative Stephens today Intro
duced a bill to pay Jennie Bhennan of
Genoa 11.000 for the loss of a hand whllo
she was employed aa a domestic at tho
Genoa Indian school. A little Indian girl
got caught in the ironing machine and
Jennie Sherman ln her effort to extrl
cate tho girl from tho manglo had her
hand cut orr,
Ilnnks MnUe Appllentlon.
Tho following banks have filed nppll
cations to Join the now backing system
Nebraska First National, Brunswick
Gorman National, Columbus; First Na
tlonal, Utlca: First National. Seward.
Iowa First National, Deep River; First
National, Carney; First National, Bel
mont: American National. Klolmn Vnrm
era' National, Oskaloosa; First National
Story City.
Collett Halls Wednesday.
A. J. Collett of Omaha, son-in-law of
Mayor Dahlman, who has been appointed
tho new director of publlo Improvements
of San Domingo, Is In Washington for
Instruction and called at the State de
partment today. Mr. Collett sails for his
new post next Wednesday.
F. J. Dlshner of O'Neill Is In Washing
ton after a short visit In New York.
W. P. Diddock of Walthill Is In this
city on business with the commissioner
ot Indian affairs.
Half Million Loss
in Fort Worth Fire
FORT WORTH. Tex., Jan. 2I.-Flre
starting In the plant of the Fort Worth
Compress company shortly before
o'clock this afternoon In a high wind ap
peared to be beyond control. It spread
to tho Fort Worth & Denver Ni freight
house adjoining and threatened J 400,000
worth of compressed cotton In tho ware
Tho flames at 3:30 spread to fourteen
dwelling houses, Imperilling fifty more
and fears were expressed of loss ot life.
The loss at that hour was estimated at
about $600,000, much of it In cotton. The
Denver & Rio Grande loss was given at
about $00,000.
Pindell's Nomintion
Will Be Reported
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.-The nomlna
tlon of H. M, Plndell ot Peoria, to be
ambassador to Russia, was ordered fa
vorably reported today by the senate for
1 . . -
clgn relations corammlttee.
Prisoner Confesses Details of Mur
der and Robbery at Hazel
McVey's Resort.
Niokell Killed Because He Was
Nervous When Covered.
Trio Went at Once to Iowa and
Then to Missouri.
Plan Worked 'Perfectly All But the
Shooting of Nickell.
Williams Outlines Ills Connection
irlth Crime and Bays the Others
Now Under Arrest Are All
Omaha police aro still waiting for tho
photograph of tho man arrested at Kan
City by Officers Fleming and Murphy
in the hope that It may be Identified and
thus connect tho man with the holdup
ln the MoVey resort when Henry Nickell
was killed.
While a dozen or mora persons listened
ln astonishment, at the cool manner ln
which tho details ot tho robbery and
murder of last week in tho Hazel MoVey
resort rolled from his lips, Joe Williams.
2C-year-o)d cowboy and soldier ot fortune.
smiled as ho computed Ills confession to
Superintendent of Police Ryder, and
showed not the sllghost trace ot fear for
the consequences of hi connection with
the affair.
Williams, with Mary Parrlsh. arrived
In Omaha from St. Joseph at 6:15 o'clock
last evening, ln charge of Detectives Mo
Donald and Rich. When the train pulled
in, ovor 400 persons crowded up to the
grating to catch a glimpse of tho .pair,
but most of them foiled, tor the pris
oners woro immediately placed In closed
automobiles and hurried to pollco head
quarters, where for the noxt two hours
they wero subjected to a severe cross
questioning by Superintendent Ryder,
Captains Dempsoy and Matoney and half
a dozen detectives.
Atter the pollco had finished talking
with the prisoners, newspaper photo
graphers asked Williams to pose for
them, As ho accommodated them Do
thowed his teeth and laughed. "Mako
It a good one boy because, it'll probably
b tho last one. Hut Iahky-blbblo!"
The pollco refused to allow the photog
raphers to snap the woman, because
they "declare that alio Is not connocted
with tho case and knew nothing; ot her
companion's crime until atter her arrest.
Williams Cln:nis Credit.
"I planned tho robbery, and it was no
one eiso but mo who took charge ot
the loot after tho escape from the place,"
declared Williams as ho settled down in
his chair an plunged Into the work of
dictating a now confession.
"The other persons In Jail In various
cities, and Lawrence Ollbert, whom I
urn told Is held here, are not the mem
bers ot my gang. I do not know whero
my two former comradoa are, and i
do not know their real namos nor their
antecedents or whoro they can bo found,
I conceived the Idea of robbing the Mc-
Vcy place, nnd I ordered the other two to
refrain from shooting. This lost point
was mada clear before wo started, It
being agreed that wa would not shoot
unless cornered.
"I was In the kitchen, cutting the tele-
phene wires and occupying Hazel Mc
Vey's attention when tho shots wero
fired. Tho second bullet nearly struck
me. I cursed Blondy at tho time, and
afterwards, for being a fool, but it did
no good then, ot course."
Unit Ileen Here for Slonths,
Williams, ln his confession, says h
came here shortly before tho Ak-Sar-Ben
carnival and has been around Omaha at
Intervals since. When ho conceived tho
idea of the robbery, he Immediately set
about getting two more men. Ho said
that several days before the robbery he
met "Blondy" ln an employment agency
office, and there the first recruit was
made. That night tho pair broke Into
the Max Kaplan pawnshop on South
(Continued on Pa?e Two.)
A Self-imposed
The tariff question la a vital
affair to tho nation and to Indi
viduals. Everyone talks about
It and has some notion or other
about what the government
ought to do.
How many people realize that
the nation is just a largo family
and that the same prlnciplos
that apply to its management
apply equally to the compara
tively little affairs of each
Do you run your household
with tho same efficiency you
expect of the Administration?
Are there not s e v o r a I
branches of expenditure in
which you impose an unneces
sary tax on your purchases by
hasty and careless buying?
Think it over.
There is no better way to
institute a reform than to cul
tivate the habit of reading the
newspaper advertisements.
They keep you informed,
dally about practically every
thing there is for sale in this
city. If you use their announce
ments intelligently you can
eliminate from your household
tho tax of worthless and unsat
iofactory purchases.
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