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The Omaha Daily Bee
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VOL. XLIU NO. 189.
OMAHA, SATURDAY s MORNING, JANUARY 24, 191 4 -SIXTEEN PAGES.
On Trains anfl at
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
BANDIT FORCES TWO
PORTERS TO AID HIM
Four Travelers Made to Deliver in
Sleeper of Michigan Central
Train by Gunman.
FIRST THINKS IT IS ALL A JOKE
Tells Flunkey to Quit Kidding When
Asked to Shell Out.
FINDS IT IS SERIOUS AFFAIR
Attendants Go Ahead and Tell of
Coming of Thief.
NOT SURE HOW MANY HE WAS
One Said There Wnm Four of him
and the Other Fire and Not
Certain flair or'llat Uaed
CHICAGO, Jan. 23. With tho assist
ance of two reluctant, but . badly scared
porters, a. bandit held up four passen
gers on the rear sleeper of the Michigan
Central passenger train due here from
Detroit at 7:30 o'clock this morning. It
was a comic affair, which netted the
bandit something under 1300.
The robber entered tho train at Jack
son, Mich., and left It about fifteen min
utes later when Louis Thombs, one of
the porters, signalled for the emcrgoncy
T. Merltts, porter of the car attacked,
was the first to view tho robber, who
pointed a plctol at him and handed him
"Here," said the Intruder, who was
dressed In a black and white checked
suit and wore a cap pulled down over
his eyes, "you go ahead and wake the
passengers. Tell 'em there's a robber
wants their money. No monkey busi
ness; I've got three or four pals with
Hat or Dairf
Merrlts took the bag or hat, he Is not
sure which, but thinks It was a bag
aud shook the occupant of the first
berth he came to.
"Excuse me, sir," said the porter, "but
there's a man here that says give him
"Aw, shut up: quit your kidding and let
me sleep," came tho angry reply from
"Tell - mm I'm a real robber with a
irun," interposed the bandit, who poked
the . Weapon between the curtains, whereat
there was a tinkle of coins falling into
the receptacle In the porter's trombltng
Three titer MOen nobbed.
From A. M. T6dd of Cblcagp the rob
ber got $135; from Herman Marks of De
troit 00 and from EV BiuAieV-bf Now
Tork an unknown sum.
"I don't kno.w how much',-sold Pal
mer; "but i was what, spare change I
had with me."
There were about twenty passengers in
tho car and most of them knew nothing
of the' robebry until they arose. Tho
robbery took place at 1:45 a. m. There
were no women In the car.
The conductor of the train was author
ity for the statment that there, was only
one robber. Ono porter thought there
was four of them, and the other thought
there were five. The conductor said
that so far, as he was able to learn, the
bandit's comrades ruse was only to Im
press his victims. It was possible, tho
conductor admitted, that there might
have been accomplices elsewhere on the
train, but he doubted It
Chi en bo Mnn 'Contribute.
Later It was learned that the fourth
passenger robbed was L. J. Rhoades of
"When the porter told me 'a gentleman
wanted my money' I told him porters
usually did. Tho next instant I found it
was no Joke, for the bandit pressed his
pistol against my head. He got only a
few dollars from me.
.lonn xooie or baginaw, Mich., oc
cupied 'the next berth, "I had time to
put my Jewelry and all my money undir
the mattress except 2 which I kept out
for' the sake of appearances, but the
robber fled at this point."
P. O. Savage of Detroit expressed the
opinion that the robber boarded the
train at Ann Arbor, Mich., Instead of
"I noticed a man who got on at Ann
Arbor." said Savage. "Ho answered the
description of the bandit and seemed to
be observing everything losely."
Forecast till 7 p. m. Saturday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Unsettled, much colder.
Temperature at Omnbn Yeaterdny,
E u. m
6 a. in 38
7 a. m 3j
8 a. m 34
9 a. m 33
10 a. m 33
11 a. m 34
12 m 33
1 p. m 37
2 p. m 37
3 p. m 37
4 p. m 30
5 p. m 33
6 p. m 31
7 p. m 29
8 p. m 37
Comparative Local Record.
1914. IMS 112. 1911
Highest yesterday 37 36 40 46
Lowest yesterday 29 24 28 21
Mean temperatura '33 30 34 34
Precipitation T .00 .00 .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 20
Excess for the day,, 13
Total excess slnch March 1 1169
Normal precipitation 01 inch
Deficiency for the day..., 01 inch
Total rainfall since March 1.... 24. 19 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.31 Inches
Deficiency for cor. neiiod. ISIS. 4.11 Inchon
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912.13.61 Inches
Ileporta from stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rain-
of Weather. 7 p. m. est. fall.
Cheyenne, clear 32 W .00
Denver, clear 44 43 .00
Pes Moines, cloudy a 40 .00
Dodge City, clear l D8 .00
Lander, part cloudy 3S V .00
North Platte, clear..,,.... 31 40 M
Omaha, clear 29 37 T
Pueblo, clear ... 44 52 .O
Rapid City, cloudy 16 3) .01
Ea t Lak I'lty. part cludy 40 44 .02
Smite Fe pa.t cloudy. 34 16 .02
Sheridan, snow , 12 26 .01
TO PRESENT ARGUMENTS FOR
REGIONAL BANK FOR OMAHA.
!ol. Goethals May
Become Head of New
York City Police
NEW TORK, Jan. 23. Mayor Mltchel
mado a statement this afternoon' carrying
tho suggestion that Colonel Goethals,
chief engineer of tho Panama canal, Is
to bo the next police commissioner of
Now Tork City.
"From the beginning," said "tho mayor,
'I -have wanted Colonel Goethals to head
tho police department. Recently Mr.
George W. Perkins urged him to accept
tho place. I am to have a personal in
torviow with Mr. Perkins tomorrow."
Mr. Perkins sailed for Panama early
this month and had a conforenco with
Colonel Goethals. If the colonel accepts
the'posltton of police commissioner, It will
bo necessary for him to retire from the
I have heard from Mr. Perkins," the
mayor added, "and I can say that the re
sult of - his trip was very satisfactory.
That Is all 1 caro to say Just now."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23.-K Colonel
Goethals Intends to resign from the army
to become politico commissioner of Now
Tork his plans aro unknown at the White
House and the War department. It Is
generally understood here that President
Wilson Intends to mako Colonel Goethals
the first governor of the canal rone.
It seems Incredible," says Secretary
Garrison at tho suggestion that Colonel
Goethals would retire,
I want him to build tho new govern
ment railroad In Alaska,'" said Secretary
Lane of tho Interior department:
No intimation of the colonel's plans
has reached the Isthmian canal commis
While ttie-nvfcdnotT5rcuth the
matter. It is said that Colonel Goethals
agreed to assume the commisslonerBhlp
provided tho powers of the position woro
materially Increased. Thcso' changes, It I
was sold, the -mayor felt confident of
bringing about to the colonel's satlsfac- j
tion. Ever since Mltchel assumed office
Colonel Goethal's name has been repeat
edly mentioned for the place.
Refusal of Car Boss
to Answer Queries
Raises New Point
CHICAGO, Jan. 23. Edward E. Hlncs,
special attorney for tho Interstate Com
merce commission, left hero for Washing.
ton today to prepare a petition to the
federal court that will establish ono of
the most Important precedents ever put
In effect to fix the powers of the com
mission to force answers from unwilling
witnesses. The commission's petition to
Federal Judge LandlB to compel F. W,
Ellis, vice president of the Armour Re.
frigerator Car lines, to answor questions
In the rate hearing hore, will be filed
Tuesday. Mr. Hlnes said he expected Im
mediate action on It
'Ruling on our petition will establish
how far witnesses may go In refusing to
testify," said Mr. Hlnes. "This question
Is new. In a previous application for a
ruling, E. H. Harrlman was allowed' to
decline to testify, but the ground taken
then was that the commission did not
contemplate making a complaint, but
merely was seeking Information on which
to base possible recommendations. This
Is an entirely different case, as there Is
no question that a complaint may be
made on the basis of this hearing."
Mr. ilincs stated that the rebate ques
tion was Involved In the inquiry into
rates and Icetng charges of the refrigera
tor car lines.
"Even . If these refrigerator cars are
privately owned and aro not.' common
carriers," he said, "the commission will
Inquire Into the rates of transportation to
see If they are reasonable, and to ascer
tain If through Icelng charges or other
wise rebates may not be accorde'd."
Pending at Torreon
CHIHUAHUA, Mex.. Jan. 23.-Rcbels
and federals today were concentrating
their forces for a decisive battle at Tor
reon, a battle that ls expected to decide
whether or not General Villa can push on
Into the central and southern states with
his victorious army from the north.
Villa sent several more troop trains south
today. Thus far he has succeeded In ad
vancing the bulk of his army to Jmlnez,
half way to Torreon, without resistance.
There Is every indication that the
Husrta government Is preparing to make
a desperate resistance at Torreon, risking !
everyinme in a auinejnc cuun vu yio
vent Villa's 15.000 rebels advancing fur
ther In the direction of Mexico City. Gen
eral Vllasco, federal commander at Tor
reon. has advanced his forces northward
,,,, . . , , i,
to BermeJIllo and Napiml, along the rail-
road. It Is believed that Velesco has , than ut any time his present Illness began. I Arthur W. Brady of the Indiana trac
been reinforced by troops from garrisons j About noon today Mr. Cullom had a I tlon lines protested to the commerce
to the east and south sinking srell and his family was pre- ! fomm,,"c? 15"'""t!!f.Hntf-JSy..Jinf
Villa. In disposing his troops prepara- 1 pared for the end. He rallied, however. Ltei" cars'" P P
tory to the battle, today planned to send , unci although respiration at one time had Representative Moore asked naval com-
large detachments south of Torreon. to
cut off the retreat of the federuls to
PROPOSES NEW TEST
Head of Department of Labornsug
gests Raising Standard for Ad
mission to United States.
WOULD APPLY THE ARMY TEST
Prospective Citizens to Be Equal
Physically to Soldiers.
WOULD SOLVE ASIATIC PROBLEM
Men from Orient Would Be Ex
GRAVE DANGER IS POINTED OUT
Mr. Wilson Says Thonannda of I.n
borer from All Parts of Aala
Will Come to America
Soon na Ilara Are Down.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. After a con
ference today with Commissioner General
Camtncttl, Secretary Wilson of tho De
partment of Labor, ndvlscd Speaker Clark
that the problem of Asiatic Immigration
could bo solved by congress raising tho
standard of admission so as to Include In
tho list of excluded aliens those persons
not able to pass tho physical tests re
quired of recruits for tho United States
"Inasmuch as tho voBt majority of the
present day Immigrants must cam a
livelihood, If at all, by performing man
ual labor," wroto Secretary Wilson, "I
see no reason why tho standard' should
not be raised to this point."
The views of the Department of Labor,
including the Immigration bureau, aro ex
pressed In a letter to Speaker Clark, In
which Secretary Wilson Bays the mothod
suggested would not only meet tho Asia
tic Immigration Issue, ibut also Immigra
tion generally of a laboring element,
without violating tho most favored na
tion or other similar clauses contained In
existing treaties, as subjects and citi
zens of all countries would, under such a
law, bo troated as to physical require
ments In exactly the same manner. The
letter was In response to tho request
from Chairman Burnett of the houso Im
migration committee for comment on tho
Raker bill for Asiatic exclusion.
Sercetary Wilson says that a concerted
movement clstB In India and elsewhere
to gain admission to the United States;
that Canada has legislated in even moro
drastic manner than la provided In bills
now pending in congress and that If the
Hindu movement Is not Checked by leg
islation, not '.only California ar.d tho west
Virlll be affected, 'as climatic and in
dustrial conditions In the southern states
and other sections of the -Union offer an
extensive" field, for a jie6ple who can
(Continued on Pago Two.)
Howard Before the
Case is Dismissed
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 23. The name
of John L. Howard was cleared today
of the charge that had implicated him as
president, with seven other officials of
the Western Fuel company now on trial
in tho alleged conspiracy to defraud the
government out of Import duties. Per
mission for prosecution to enter a nolle
prosequi as to him was received from
Washington too late, however, to ease
Mr. Howard's last hours, and he passed
away yesterday afternoon at his homo In
Oakland, tho victim of apoploxy, Ignorant
of the fact that his plea, "I want this
unfounded strain to be removed from mo
before I go?" was In the act of being
When court convened this morning the
special prosecutors in the Western Fuel
case Immediately took tho steps neces'
sary to have the charge against Howard's
uamo wiped out.
As soon as they had received word
yesterday of Howard's critical condition
and a request from his attorney for a
motion to dismiss the charge, the prose
cutors wired to Washington and received
the following reply from Attorney Gen
"Tour telegram asking whether, under
distressing conditions represented, you
should enter nolle prosequi .against
Howard, Is recelvud. Tou may feel at
liberty to tako such action as, viewing
all the circumstances, you may think (
clearly In harmony with public Inter
Besides his office with the coal com
pany, Mr. Howard was president of tho
Beet Sugar Manufacturers of America,
and he was associated in many c6m-
Cotton Crop Second
Largest in History
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. The announce
ment by the census bureau today that
13,DS9,171 bales of cotton, exclusive of lint
era, had been ginned prior to January
16, officially established the fact that the
1913-14 cotton crop Is tho second In size
the country has grown. Llnters obtained
to January amounted to 390,934 bales,
bringing the total cotton ginned, as far
as official figures show, to 13,9S6,10S run
ning bales. This amount will be Increased
by glnnlngs during the remainder of the
season so that the final figures will show
a crop of more than 14,000,000 bales.
Has Slight Relapse
WASHINGTON, Jan. 23. Former Sena
tor Shelby M. Cullom of Illinois, critically
ill here, passed a good night, his phVsl-
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clans said, and was stronger this morning
fallen us low as five, his physlcluns said
I that his wonderful v tallty gave promise
(that life would be prgl.nscd indefinitely,
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COAL MINERS CHANGE PLAN
Members of Scale Committee to Be
Named by Delegates.
CURTAILS PRESIDENT'S POWER
Announcement that the IIoiirc Hem-
ocrnta Fnvor Federal Inveatl- ,
Kntlon of Striken la
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind., Jan. 23.-Tho
power of the International president of
tho United Mine Workers of America was
curtailed by the convention today. It
was voted to vest tho power of appoint
ing the Important scalo committee of tho
convention which formulates tho de
mands to bo submitted to tho operators,
to tho delegates. Heretofore .this com
mittee has been named by the president.
Under the resolution the delegates of
each district will caucus after their ar
rival In tho convention city and solect
their member of tho committee.
Tho purpose of tho resolution as ex
plained, was to get men from the mines.
rather than tho district officers, "who,
not having worked In the mines for somo
time, don't know the working conditions
like tho men who. .face the coal." on
the committee. ,
Tho announcement that the resolution
providing for federal Investigation of the
strike in Michigan, and Colorado was
sanctioned oy tho caucus of democratla
representative at Washington last night
was greeted with prolonged applause bv
A telegram from Trinidad, Colo., telling
of the breaking up of a parade of womon
protesting against tho Imprisonment of
'Mother Mary Jones" was Jeered when
read In tho convention.
It was decided to forward the message
to Washington and ask that It be In
cluded In tho strike Investigation.
A resolution demanding tho- nbolltlon of
oil contracts between tho miners and
operators and the calling of a strike of
the entire membership whenevor condi
tions similar to the West Virginia and
Colorado strikes exist was voted down'
by tho convention.
Resolutions for a co-oporatlvc stora
were referred back to tho committee
with tho understanding that a recom
mendation favoring some plon for such
a store would be made later.
The revolution In Mexico was declared
to be responsible for a flood of pauper
labor pouring Into tho Bouthwcst by J.
C. Phillips of Bridgeport, Tex., who asked
that the organization's literature bo
printed In tho Spanish language. He said
If something were not done to organlzo
tho Incoming Mexicans the American
miners would ba driven from the south
west. The resolution was referred to tho
International executive board for action.
Woman on Coal Case
Jury is Dismissed
, SEATTLE, Wash., Jan. 23. The Jury
was completed and sworn today In the
trial of the cose of the United States
against Chalres F. Munday and Archie
W. Shield, charged with conspiracy to
defraud the United States government of
coal lands In Alaska. Tho one woman
who had been on the Jury was released
by mutual agreement, as tho trial Is ex
pected to last six weeks and the woman
would be subjected to much IncOnvenlenco
as a Juror. Burdette D. Townsend, as
sistant to Attorney General McReynoIds,
made the opening statement for the gov
ernment. Pershlnir Takes Command at 'Frisco
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan, 23.-Brlgadler
General John J. Pershing, who recently
arrived from Manila, took over command
of the troops stationed ut the Presidio
J. ere yesterday.
The National Capital
Friday, January 23, 114.
Uat at nriAn
Still working In the legislative day of
yesterday; resumed debate on the Alaska
Democratic leaders continued confer
ences over the trust legislation program.
Met at noon.
Continued hearings on proposed with
druwal of radium lands from the public
Secretary Wilson of the Department of
Labor wrote Speaker Clark, recommend
i ing legislation tor tne rxciusiun ui siuia
i Jr,.Mnn n,i urnnn.inir tnti,lnr,!n
ing legislation for the exclusion of Asiatic
mlttec to hear 1'hlladelphluns who want
' a ,nP,w ,,r', ,,oc, lttl there.
I hTJXSx& 'commltr "C
to Use Dead Wife's
Money for Defense
SHERIDAN, Wyo.. Jan. 22.-(8pcclal.)
Attomoys for the dofenso In the Haw
kins' murder case, terminating In a vor
tllct of murder In tho second degree,
have announced that the caso will oe
appealed to tho supremo court They
mentioned" numerous grounds upon which
an appeal would bo based, the principal
ono being that tamo members of the
Jury had formed opinions regarding tho
case bofore they wont Into tho Jury box.
District court will also be asked to ad
mit Hawkins to ball pending the out
come In tho supreme court,
Another matter of special Interest an
terlng Into tho case Is that on Monday a
few minutes before the case went to
tho Jury one of tho attorneys for tho de
fenso filed with the county clerk a
mortgage signed by William Hawkins In
the sum of $1,000, given them to secure
attorneys' foes ami expenses of trial.
This mortgage was on property belong
ing to his wife, Mrs. Lillian Hawkins,
and In the document It statos that It
covered one'-half of the estate which wns
his as hnlr-ln-law of his wife. What
complications this document will bring
about Is unknown nt tho present tlmo,
The enso is very similar to that of the
Murderer Jenkins, who was executed
not long ago In the state s prison nt
Rawlins, and who made n will lenvlnjTP,ir.'''Bi'Ittltht'""
$20,000 to ils mother -in Denver, an js.
tato he 'claimed to have Inhorltcd from
hlh wife whom he was ppnYlcteJ Of mur
dering, and for wh'lch he paid the dpalh
penalty. The hclrfor M,r. Jenkins thf
tiled tho mon's right to the proporty In
nsmucli as he had murdered her and
tho case Is now pending In tho courts.
Mrs, Wilson Paid
$3,000 for a Tract
Now Worth $8,000
LOS ANGELES, Cal Jan. 23,-Mrs.
Woodrow Wilson, wife of tho president,
paid $3,000 for tho sixty acros of land in
tho Couchclla valley which Is tho subject
of a contest In tho United States lund
offlco here. Mrs. Wilson so Informed
Homer L. Goddard, ono of the rival
claimants, In u letter written from Pass
Christian on January 9, She added that
she had paid taxes on tho land for the
last three years. The correspondence
was Introduced In evldenco today.
During the time tho president's wlfo
was paying taxes on the land, however,
title on It had never been perfected by
John T. King, the original locator, who
had acquired It by means of state lien
land script. Learning of this, Miss Maud
Compton Hensle tiled a homestead entry
upon the land, which she sold , later to
Homer L. Ooddard
It developed today that the president's
wife had mude a good bargain, provided
her title to the land were established
Witnesses estimated the present value of
the tract at $20,000.
While Mrs. Wilson's letter states that
she Is the owner of tho land in
trovorsy a deed In the hearing vests the
title In tho president himself.
Girl Given Estate
of Mother Who Was
Killed by Husband
SACRAMENTO, Cal., Jan. 23.-Three-
ycar-old Alice Tuttle was awarded yes
terday a $75,000 estate by Superior Judge
Shields upon the testimony of two police
officers that her mother lived several
seconds longer than her father, William
M. Tuttle, when the latter shot anJ
killed his wife, December 30, 1911, anJ
then committed suicide. The tragedy
was enacted while the child, then an In
fant, was playing on the floor.
The grandfather of tho child petitioned
tho court for half the estate and to be
given lettets of administration. Had he
succeeded In establishing his contention
that Mrs. Tuttle had not outlived his son.
the Uttlo girl's share would have been
out In half and the remainder of the
estate would have gone to pay debts of
The police testified the woman's pulso
was beating when they entered the room
and found the father dead.
Heir is Born to
BRUSSELS, Jan. 73.-An heir to Prince
Victor Napoleon, the pretender to the
imperial throne of France, was born here
toduy Prince Victor Napoleon, who la
in his fifty-second year, was married In
1910 to Princess Clementine of Belgium.
A dutightcr was born on March 20, 1912.
TO TRY FOR REGIONAL BANK
Omaha Committee Will Present
Arguments at Lincoln Today.
COME UP TO REQUIREMENTS
AanrriintP Capital and Surnlua nt
This Point la Ten Million I-nrcr
Than la Annolutcly
'Oft for a reglonnl bnnk," la the slo
gan of the committee or iivo, oaiiKcrs
of Omaha und a half dozan business men
who will leavu this morning for Lincoln
to present their arguments boforo tho
fedcrul resorvo bank organization com
mlttee In tho Federal building at Lin
coin today. They will argue that Omah'n.
Is tho logical location for a federal ro
serve bunk for this region. Tho national
organization committee headed by Secro.
tary of tho Treasury McAdoo, Is to hear
Omaha nnd Lincoln bankers on tho suo
cct for tho location of this roglon'i
federal bank today.
At a lengthy conforenco yesterday aft
ernoon In the Commercim ciuu rooms
the bankers finally decided upon tho
committee that Is to present tho ease In
Lincoln today; They are Henry W. Tatcs,
Luther Drake. H.. DaVls, H, C, Bost-
wick. J. ,C. drench, George II. Kelly, W.
I Burgess, w. H. Wright, H. E. Bruce,
3, A. C. Kennedy, E. v. Parrisn ana
Ai provision of tho new currency law
requires that the national bunks In-
cludod within any territory that Is to be
ono tit '.tho roglops "must lmvo an aggro
ate capital and surplus of nt least
Can Meet Ilriiiilrciuent".
Tho proposed Omaha region as tho com
mittee has mapped It out has $78,000,000
or $10,000,000 above tho requirement. Tho
teglon proposed by tho Oninha committee
lakes In Nebraska, Colorado, Wyoming,
Utah, Idaho, South Dakota (In part),
Iowa (west half), Montana (south half),
nnd Kansas (two northern tier of coun
ties). The commercial supremacy of Omaha.
oor all surrounding cities will be devel
oped In tho courso of tho argument to bo
presented to tho organization board. It
will bo shown that Omaha Is tho third
primary live slock market In tho country;
the fourth primary grnln market In tho
country, tho largest smelting nnd refining
of fine ores. It will bo held up that
Omaha'ti bunk clearings lust year were
$J08,000,000, or $6,045 per capita of popu
lnton. It wilt bo pointed out that tho shipping
in and out of Omaha Is nil legitimate
Omaha shipping. It will bo shown that
Omaha has, ten trunk lines of railway.
(Continued on Page Two.)
Wife Murderer Dies
After Bullet is
Taken from Brain
CHICAQO, Jan. 23. Andrew Olson, who
for four months has faced hopeless
i lunacy, almost sure death, or prosecution
for wlfo murder, died early today at the
county Jail, thereby concluding one of
tho most difficult cases ever before the
Cook county authorities.
After ho Is alleged to havo murdered
his wife last September, Olson fired a
bullet Into his brain. Stnco that time he
has been In a comatoso condition with a
portion of the bullet Imbedded In his
Physlc'ans said he would remain a hope
less lunatic If tho bullet was not removed.
Other physicians said the removal of the
bullet would mean almost suro death. If
tho bullet had been romoved and he had
recovered, Olson would have faced trial
Tcsterday Jail physicians belloVed the
prisoner's condition was such that he
could withstand an operation and tho
piece of lead was removed.
COURT RULING SOUGHT
ON DAKOTA PRIMARY
PIERRE. S. D-, Jan. 23. (Special Tele
gramsThe supreme court today granted
an alternuto writ of mandamus, return
able February 3, In the case of the state
ex rcl. Frank McNulty against Frank P.
Glasner, secretary of state. This is the
agreed case brought by McNulty to se
cure a court ruling on tho provisions of
section 35 of article v of the stato consti
tution, which Becks to prohibit a Judge
from becoming a candidate for any other
place during tho term for which ho was
R. O. Richards today tiled his petition
as an Independent republican candldato
for governor, and will havo a "location'
on the first column of the ballot.
The prohibitionists today filed petitions
for Independent nominations for their
complete list of state officers selected at
their Wolsey meeting.
PART JN HOLDUP
C. B. Rosaland Arrested at Spring
field, Mo., and Makes Confes
sion to Police.
CLUE COMES FROM OMAHA
He Had Written to Have His Mail
Sent to Springfield.
WAS BEATEN OUT OF THE LOOT
Williams Admits He and His Pal
Qippcd the Robber.
IS NOT THE MAN BLONDIE
Rosaland is Not the One
Killed Henry Nickell.
ON GUARD AT M'VEY HOUSE
Clntma to Have ICnotvn Nothlnpr of
What Was (lolnn; on In Ilooma,
lint linn "When Order
AVna Given. 1
C. V. Rosaland of Hagcrstown, Md
agod 27, was arrested nt Springfield, Mo
yesterday hy. Detectives Edward M. Flem
ing nnd Frank Murphy of Omaha, no
confessed to complicity In tho murder of
Hotiry Nickell, tho hank teller, on tho
night of January 15, when they were rob-
hints the Inmates of Hazel MoVoy'a resort.
Rosalnnd arrived In Springfield on tho
blinds of a freight train twenty minutes
boforo tho detectives, travollng similarly
on a fast passenger train, alighted at tho
station. Rosaland resorted to tho tougher
district In tho city, where he ndmlttcd
that ho discarded a gun ho had been car
rying slnco tho tragedy.
Tho fugitive was apprehended as ha
strolled toward tho officers, who were
scouring tho city for him, with the aid
of tho Springfield police. Ho was taken
to tho police station, whuro ho was being
held pending tho departure last evening
with tho officers for Omaha.
llnndK Telia Ilia Htory.
Rosaland says ho guarded the door while
tho two others entered the house. He
was fully nrmcd. Ho said at the tlmo v.
tho robbery ho was a waiter at tho Ne
braska restaurant, and he met the pair In
responso to a telephone message from the
leader, who ho says he knows as a speak
Ho snys the others made known to him
their plans nnd they furnished htm with
T" V" ?"..".tt Z "
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calling upon him to follow. They mado
their way to the railway yards and cttught
a. tran which brought them toKansas
City noxt liny. .
At .Kansas City Rosaland says he wnn
separated' (rom his companions through n.
ruse on tho part of the others. He visited
ouvcral towns in tho vicinity of Kansas
City In search of work and finally de
cided to go to Springfield.
Tho officers wero on the vergo of placing
him under arrest before ho departed from
Kansas City, but ho gavo them the slip.
Rosaland says the third member of tho
paity, who ho says Is tho'a&ual murderer.
Is In possession of a large quantity of
diamonds, a number of which woro dis
played' before Rosaland's eyes.
.Rosaland says ho accepted, no part of
tho booty. He says several attempts were
mudo to dispose of diamonds In Kansas
City beforo ho was separated from the
others. He was In possession of nothing
of valuo whon searched.
Write to n Friend.
Rosaland was taken through a postal
which ho mailed Tuesday from Fort Scott
to E. D. RoblnBon, 151" Capitol avenue, a
friend of his, who ho wished to have for
wardhis mail to Springfield,
Chief Moloney and Captain Michael
Dempsey learned that Robinson had been
frlondly with a man answering the de
scription of the third bandit, and on the
morning the postal was received, Wednes
day, sent Detectives Ring and Van Dusen
to search Robinson's room, where they
found tho postal and forwarded the tip
to Murphy nnd Fleming.
It was while Rosaland was ailring at
tho postofflco for his mall that Fleming
and Murphy placed him in custody.,
Rosaland, upon arriving at the Spring,
field police headquarters, broke down and
confessed to his part In the affair, which
was that of the lookout. He declared
that In the railroad yards at Ames, Ia
he was not given any of tho Jewelry, but
was told to meet Williams and his partner
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