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VOL. XLIII-NO. 18G.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 'J, 1014-TEN PAGES.
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MONROE CHIEF SUES
FOR MILLION FROM
Captain of Sunken Craft Wants
Heavy Damages for loss, Al
LIBEL FILED IN FEDERAL COURT
Commander Says He Was Proceed
in at Half Speed or Less.
OTHER VESSEL GOING FASTER
Advancing Upon Him at Such Rate
WIRELESS MAN TELLS STORY
Offlclnl of Old Dominion Line An.
Bounce Wrecking Steamer Would
lie Kent Searching for
NARFOLK. Va., Feb. I.-Assertlng tho
loss ot his vessel with forty-one Uvea
was duo to tho carelessness of tho com
mander of the steamer Nantucket, Cap
tain E. 13, Johnson of tho steamer Mon
roe filed a libel against tho Nantucket
lata today, claiming 11,000,000 damages.
Action was filed in the United States dis
trict court and papers were served on
officials of tho Merchants and Marines
Transportation company, owners of the
Nantucket, at Baltimore and Norfolk.
In his complaint Captain Johnson al
leges that tho Monroe was proceeding at
half speed or less before the accident and
had laid to after hearing fog whistles.
Ho says tho Nantucket came upon him
at such speed that a collision was un
avoidable, although ho had ordered his
ship ahead at full Bpeed In order to avoid
floca for Secwml I.onil.
Wireless Operator E. L. Ethcrldgo of
the Monroe said tonight that tho boat
launched from tho Monroe saved twenty
eight lives and went back for a second
load after transferring Us passengers to
tho Nantucket. Captain Johnson was In
"We picked up Mr. and Mrs. Harring
ton,'' Ethcrldgo said, "but the latter died
before we reached tho Nantucket. Wo
also picked up tho body of" a man. I
believe It was that of Lieutenant Curtis.
We had two women In our boat.
"We tried to launch, two boats, but
ono of them was swamped. Wo could not
launch the starboard boats as tho ship
careened to that side.
Sends Ont Call.
"I sent out an S. O. S. call Just before
the ship went down. I remained In the
radio room until our current was cut off.
Then f followed Captain Johnson into tho
llfoboat. Neither of us was In the water
at any time. T
"Captain Johnson remained In tho llfo
boat unjll everybody wo could find had
been placed on board the Nantucket."
Officials of tho Old Dominion ' lino an
nounced that a wrecking steamer would
be kept at sea searching for bodies of tho
Monroe's dead just as long as any hope
remained for tho finding of bodies.
More Than Foot of
Snow in Lake Region
After Heavy Storm
CHICAGO. Feb. l.-Moro than a foot
of snow was left In the wake of a snow
storm which descended today on Chicago,
northern Illinois, Ohio and Indiana and
Bouthern Michigan. In. Toledo, Cleveland
and In parts of Indiana the snow was
preceded' by sleet driven before a high
wind, and telephone, telegraph and train
service suffered as a result.
In Chicago one death was recorded and
In Indianapolis two as being directly duo
to tho storm. Near International Falls,
Minn., the bodies of three men were
found In snowdrifts built by a blizzard
of two .days ago.
Although tho weather bureau had pre
dicted that tho storm would continue
throughout the day and possibly tonight,
the skies brightened during the afternoon
and tho snowstorm ceased completely In
Chicago. Reports from other points in
the storm belt were that the storm had
moderated to a great dogreo and in most
places was" over.
Divorce and Mnrrlnite In I'aaa.
PLATTSMOUTH, Neb., Feb. -(Special.)
Divorce statistics complied by J.
M. Robertson, clerk of the district court
of Cass county, show that during the
year 1913 there were fourteen petitions
for divorce filed. Two allege cruelty,
eleven desertions and one drunkenness;
nlno were Btarted by wives and five by
the husbands. One divorce case has been
dismissed and four cases are still pend
ing for further action.
During the last year there were 123
marriage licenses granted in the county
Temperature nt Omnhti Yesterday.
5 a. m 31
6 a. m 30
7 a. m 30
8 a. m t.29
9 a. m 31
10 a. m 34
11 a. m 3S
13 m ,..tO
1 p. m 39
2 p. m 40
3 p. m 42
4 p. m 43
5 p. m 43
6 p. m 41
7 p. m 44
tomimratltu Local Record.
1914. 1913. 1912. 1911.
Highest yesterday .... 44 13 30 43
Lowest yesterday 23 6 8 16
Mean temperature 36 4 19 33
Precipitation 00 .00 T .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 21
Excess for the day 15
Total excess since March 1 1269
Normal precipitation 03 Inch
Excess for the day 03 inch
Total rainfall since March 1... 14.20 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.43 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912. 4.30 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1911.13.79 Inches
T Indicates trace of precipitation.
Indicates tielow zero.
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
CLARK PRAM HIS PARTY
Speaker Says Administration Has
DEFENDS METHOD OF CAUCUS
ltonn' Dor Stnteanmn Makes Addrea
nt Muarntlnc In Aid of Demo
cratic Nominee for
MUSCATINE, In., Feb. l.-I'rlde in
what tho democratic party has accom
plished since It came Into control of the
government less than a venr aim nml
confidence In the program of tho ad
ministration to comnlete the work nt
earning out the promises ot tho Party's
platform, was voiced here by Sneaker
t-namp Clark In a campaign speech for
Henry Volnior, democratic nominee for
congress to succeed tho late Representa
tive Irvine s, Pepper.
"For sixteen loner and wonrlsnmn
years," said tho speaker, "all tho demo
crats couiu do was to promise what they
could convince If they were ctrnn nownr.
It took us nil that time to convlnco the
American people that wo wero earnest In
our professions. Now all that Is changed.
We con. with nrldn nnrl nlnnrv fnll
nl.cut what we have done and also about
what wo Intended to do.
"At the election In 1912 evnrv Intrtllirent
man within tho confines of the republic
knew that If we carried the election there
would bp an extrn. Rpftstnn nf rntitrrpM
and that the first great promise we under
took to carry out would be that to re
vise the tariff. Wo nroceeileil aji nrnmnttv
as nosslble to thn work nf revmlnir thn
tariff downward. In my Judgment It is
tho best tariff bill ever put on the
statute books. If there were no other
good features in It. thn income tax sec
tlon would make It rank among tho very
l-cst tariff bills."
Defend Cnnciia Mctlmda.
The speaker defended tat caucus
method of putting tho bill through the
house, declaring that "tho bill irm dn.
bated until everybody In the house was
worn to a frazzle.
Referring to thn nurmnnv hill thn nirnrwl
great problem disposed of, the speaker
sam tne new law rurnianod a substitute
for one of tho worst currency systems In
"It provides a working scheme." ho
continued, "for increasing the currency
When the Increase is nftpilod for contract.
ing it when tho public good demands it.
in naamon to this it prevents as farvos
human wisdom extends, tho gambling In
Stocks and bonds: It nrnventn thn
bllng of all tho money in the country In
one Dig city and leaves it at home whero
u propeny oolongs; it authorizes tho na
tional banks to loan mohey on good farm
lands, and it Is belloved and hoped that
It will, to a very large extent, prevent
"It is claimed that it lodges too much
power in the hands of tho president and
that it will not bear the light of day.
Power has to bo lodged somewhere Tho
only question In that regard is whother t
is better to lodge the .immense .pawer-iH
ferred in our currency bill in the presi
dent of tho United States chosen by the
peoplo and who has their interests at
heart or In the hands of somo private citi
zen. So far as I am concerned, I choose
the former. We have had a great variety
of men in the White House, but the hon
esty of all of them has been above ques
tion. Other Legislation Proposed.
"Wo intend now to proceed to redeem
other promises in the democratic platform
by enacting laws on tfce subjects of tho
trusts, tho farmers' banks and perhaps
on tho Philippines. When we havo done
that we will have put moro constructive
legislation on the statute books than
nearly any other congress that ever sat."
Mr. Clark referred briefly to tho Mex
ican situation, saying that it was being
handled by the president. Whn wn a In
constant touch with things in Mexico and
wno Knows "more about the situation
probably than any other man in Amorlca.
"It seems to me," ho concluded, "that
the peoplo of the United States ought to
support him and his policies and to re
member that silence In
refer to these matters. I think that ho
urves credit for trying to keep the
country out of trouble with Mexico."
Sues Union Pacific
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(From a Staff Corespondent.)
LINCOLN. Feb. l.-(SpecIal.)The
Union Pacific Railway company has been
made defendant In a suit brought In the
Lancaster county district court by Wil
liam A. Daily In the sum of $3,000 for
damages in humiliation and inconvenience
from being put off of a train at the
little station of Illff, Colo., last Septem
ber. Dally sots out that he bought a ticket
in Portland, Ore., for Lincoln with the
understanding that it gave him stop over
Colo., he advised the conductor that he
ucBirea 10 stop orr at that place and the
conductor cancelled the punch mark on
me ticicet and told him he could stop
off, A few days later he resumed his
Journey, but was put off at Illff by the
conductor because he claimed the ticket
was no good.
He was ejected from the train in the
middle of the night and without money
In a strange town and he desires tho
company to make it right In the amount
GOVERNOR TO CHECK UP
ON THE STATE'S GADDERS
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Feb. l-Bpeclal.)-Covernor
Morehead sent a lettor yesterday to the
adjutant general, state veterinarian, food
commission, labor commission, hotel
commission, game warden, fire commis
sion, secretary of banking board and
members of the live stock sanitary board
that henceforth he should require a
monthly statement of mileage used in
making trips and a strict accounting1 In
p.ll expenses In the way of travel.
The banklpg board and the food com
mission have been keeping a strict ac
count of all mileage uard heretofore, but
the governor Is of the opinion that all
dtpartments ehould follow suit and will
require a very strict accounting In the
FLOWING GAS WELL IS
FOUND Nl DAWSON
Workmen Drilling for Water Open
Up Pocket in Southeastern
Part of State.
ROAR HEARD FOR HALF MILE
Sound is Evident Above the Noise
STRUCK IN SAND AT
Jj0Calea on Kldg;
Konild on "Farm of Commodore O.
tirndr Three SI lien Northrnat
of Little Itlchnrdann
HUMBOLDT, Neb., Feb. 1. Spcclal
Telegram.) Workmen engaged In drilling
for water on the farm of Commodore O.
Grady, thrco miles northeast of Dawson,
struck gas at ninety feet In sand.
The roar of escaping gas was heard for
half a mile abovo tho sound ef tho drill
Somo water was struck. Tho gas
causes It to bubble and roar and steam
while throwing It out.
This confirms tho Idea that there Is oil
and gas, as well as other mineral de
posits in southeastern Nebraska.
Tho location of this hole Is on a rldgo
somewhat higher than tho surrounding
ground, between tho Muddy and Nemaha
rivers. It is a district where there has
been moro or less trouble getting water,
nlthough many springs crop out on
equally high ground within a mile of this
Tho fact that gas was struck In a sand
deposit makes in qulto probable that only
a little furthor down Is an oil deposit.
For a long time practlcat oil and gas men
hnvo said that southeastern Nebraska
was In the right dip for oil and gas, as
tho anticlines and syncllnes of this region,
according to the state geological survey,
correspond to tho samo In the Kansas
The stato geologist Is expected here to
look over this proposition, as it Is the
first of its kind In the Stato ot Nebraska.
Smoke of Burning
Scores of Firemen
NEW YORK, Feb. L-Smoke rising
from masses of burning tobacco overcamo
fifty firemen durlnir a four-hour bnttln
with flames tonight In a four-story fac
tory blllldlnE- on thn nnnp TCnnt RIHn.
ot mo amoKo tno maze was tne most seri
ous of Its kind In the department's his
tory. The property loss was estimated at
$00,000, suffered by three wholesale to
The firemen, working In relays, dropped
unconscious one. bv one and were drairced
away by- their fellows whllo others took
their places. A dozen ambulance sur
geons from hospitals used pulmotors in
rnvlvlnir thn men. whn went nttihhnrnlv
back to work, except fifteen who were
taken to their quarters and four who
wero taken to hospitals.
At one period of tho fighting the force
of fighters was bo depleted, with tho
flames still uncontrolled, that Chief Ken
Ion sent word to headauartcrs for flftv
fresh men and a searchlight engine. The
building was thoroughly searched after
the fire had been controlled, but no
bodies were found.
Drop Year Book
KEARNEY. Neb.. Feb. 1. (SDeclal.)
Recause the State Roard of Education
and the present head of the normal school
in this city have drawn tho line on the
senior class of the school and will not
permit It to dedicate tho annual school
book to Dr. A. O. Thomas, the deposed
boots to nr. A. O. Thomas, the deposed
nead of tne institution, the publication
has been given up by the students, and
It is probable that no annual will be
printed this year. ,
The senior class and possibly every
other member ot tho student body wanted
the book dedicated to Dr. Thomas, but
Dean M. It, Snodgrass, present head of
tho school, and Mr, King, tho registrar
and manager for tho board, refused to
listen to their proposal. The board with
drew its support some time ago, and Mr,
Snodgrass and Mr. King have cancelled
their orders for books. Part of tho fac
ulty have also taken sides with the head
of the school. (
Tho seniors have decided to drop the
publication and the matter already pre
pared has been laid aside. Two hundred
and fifty photographs have already been
taken and were to have been sent to the
engraver this week. In their loyalty to
Dr. Thomas the students believe tho book
should be dropped if his name cannot he
used In its connection.
Glenn Chaderdon, business manager for
the annual, Irai been threatened with dis
missal from the -school because ho In
sisted "that the book be dedicated to the
man who had made tho Kearney Normal
what It Is." The booster club has now
taken hold of the matter and will en
deavor to personally see if the book can
not be gotten out as planned.
M'FARLANE TO SECURE HIS
CHILDREN THROUGH COURT
DENVER, Colo., Feb. l.-(Spclal Tele
gram) Suit will be filed at once by
Frank B. McFarlane to obtain the cus
tody of his four children, as the result of
the marriage of his divorced wife, Lulu
Y. McFarlane. 1257 Race street, to Clark
B. Hayes In Omaha Thursday.
The marriage of Mrs. McFarlane' with
Hayes two days after the latter had ob.
talned a decree of divorce is the final step
in a story which records the breaking of
two homes, according to Mrs. Clarcnoe H,
Adams, slater of McFarlane.
Mrs. Adams says that the trouble be
gan three years ago In November, when
Mrs. McFarlane and Hayee first became
"I Have Always Been Ambition's to Be an United States
From the St. Louis Globe-Democrat.
DIAZ RING CHIEF ARRESTED
Several More of Faction in Custody
and Plot Rumored.
RIFLE STORES ARE DISCOVERED
. . ;irt&sjNV '-it. .. ' . -. ,
Wnr Department Relieve It Una
Well in Itand JVeiy Conaplrncy
to Overthrow Ituertn Gov
MEXICO CITY, Feu. l.-Wlth the ar
rest today of Jose Luis Requena, chief of
the Felix Diaz political organization, and
two or three other men, who were also
prominent In his support In his late raco
for tho presidency, and tho discovery of
several hundred rifles stored In the capi
tal, tho War department believes it has
well In hand a new plot which It 1b al
leged hod as its object an attompt to
overthrow the government tomorrow.
The case has been handled entirely by
agents of General Blanquet, minister of
war, and the chief of police, Colonel
Francisco Chavez, many of whoso men
are alleged to be Implicated In thn treas-
sonable plan. Is inclined to doubt the
accuracy of the War department's infor
mation. SIcnth Digs Up Evidence,
The arrests wero determined upon after
tho submission to General Blanquet of
ovldenco discovered by a detective, who
had represented himself as Juan Ortega,
an active rebel operating In tho statou
of Mlchoacan and the territory of Tepee.
The detective went to the homo of Fran
cisco Zcrrano, a civil engineer, living
at Tlalpam, a suburb ot Mexico City,
with a letter said to have been written
by another revolutionary chief, which
appears to have convinced Zerrano of the
bearer's Identity as Ortega.
The detective won Zerrano's confidence
and offered to contribute $500 and GOu
guns, promising that 1,000 men would
Join the new causa, Serrano, it Is nl-
leged by the intelligence department of
the war office, sent a note to Rcquena
asking his opinion regarding acceptance
of the offer.
lar, an attorney, who identified himself
with General Felix Diaz's political tor
tunes, went to Havana to meet him and
accompanied him to Vera Crulz in Nov
ember, remaining with him until the
night of his flight, has also been ar
rested. Enrique Ferdancz Castello, son-in-law
of Requena and prominent In the po
litical affairs ot the capital, is being
sought for by agents of the War de
partment. . Dlanqnet Uncommunicative.
The exact development of tho plot and
the exact form the now government was
to take are things on which General
Blanquet Is uncommunicative nor do his
agents profess to know the details.
They claim to have some evidence to
indicate that the plan was .either to In
stall as temporary president General
Ferdlnando Gonzales, an army officer
of repute, who is now in Washington on
leave, or General Felix Diaz.
Requena is Imprisoned in Santiago mil
itary prison, over which tho police have
no Jurisdiction. Vlllar waa taken to the
penitentiary. Requena Is an aged mun,
reputedly wealthy, who up to the tlmo
ho was Induced to take the leadership
of the Diaz party and appear as vice
presidential candidate had never dis
played active Interest In politics.
BOYS FIGHT AT SCHOOL;
THEIR FATHERS TAKE IT UP
ANSELMO, Neb., Feb. 1.-(Speclal.)-M.
M. Forsyth waa arrested on complaint
of John Plymalo on a charge of assault
and battery. The trouble was caused by
the sons of the two fighting at school.
Worse Than "Military Lockjaw
To See Her Fireman
'Hero' in Action, She
Sounds the Alarms
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Fob. l.-A younsr
woman' s-'dealre tit-see hct-"fiero" a fire
man rush by her homo oh a. fire engine,
It doveloped hero tonight, has been tho
cause of repeated falso alarms from the
Six ularms havo boen turned in from
this section In tho last week, and W. D,
Price, chief of tho fire department,
placed detectives on tho caso. Today
tho young woman admlttqd her guilt.
Sho will not be prosecuted.
0. K, FOR WORLD AIR RACE
Aero Club of America Gives Sanc
tion for Plane Run Around Globe.
TO BE MADE IN NINETY DAYS
Will Ntart In May, 10115, from Pan.
limn Uxposltlon Ground nnd
Knd In the Snme
NEW YORK, Fob. l.-Tho Aero Club of
America announced today thot It had
given Its, sanction to nn ncroplano race
around the world, to be stnrted from the
Panama-Pacific exposition grounds In
San Francisco In May, 1915. and to be
completed nt tho samo place within
ninety days. The first prize will be
The sanction was given upon the re
ceipt of telegrams stating that tho Panama-Pacific
exposition and tho Pacific
Aero club of San Francisco were or
ganizing such a raco and that applica
tion for sanction had been mailed.
"Tho telegrams state," says tho club's
announcement, -that the exposition offers
$150,000 In monoy prizes and expects to
obtain at least $150,000 more, which will
bo divided among tho contestants, the
first prlzo to be $100,000. Tho race is to
be run under tho rules of tho Interna
tional Acronautlo federation. Tho Aero
Club of America, as representative of the
federation In America, will officiate.
"Tho telegram received from the expo
sition officials states that the plan is to
havo the race open for any typo of motor
driven air craft. President Guy T.
Slaughter of tho Pacific Aero club ad
vises that full particulars and the appli
cation for sanction have been mailed and
will be received at tho Aero Club of
America by February 4.
"Alan R. Hawley, president ot the Aero
Club ot America, wired the club's con
gratulations, assuring both tho officials
of tho Panama-Pacific exposition nnd tho
Paclfio Aero club that they havo the Aero
Club of America's full co-opcratlon."
LAWSUITS TO GROW OUT
OF ESTATE'S DISTRIBUTION
DENVER, Colo., Feb. l.-(8pcclal Tel
egram.) A few moro sensational chap
ters In tho affairs of the luto Alonzo
Thompson, millionaire spiritualist, are
Indicated by tho announcement toduy by
the millionaire's widow that sho would
soon file several suits against Helen S.
Baker of Fullerton, Neb.
Mrs. Thompson declares sho will sue
Miss Baker for alienating her late hus
band's affections and also to recover
$100,000 worth of property given Miss
Baker by the dead millionaire. She says
Miss Baker is also known as Nellie B.
Miss Baker, It Is said, will also bring
suit for one-third of the Thompson es
tate bequeathed to her under a codicil
In his will, -which sho believes was destroyed
MINERS GIYEjCERN O.YATION
Indiana Senator Urges Harmony ih
Ranks .of Labor.
REFERS TO THE STRIKE INQUIRY
vi r .t
Telia of Rfforta Made to Prevent
Invcatlirntlon Into Condition
i In West Virginia Coal
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.. Feb. l.-Unltd
Slates Senator John W. Kern was given
an ovation when he addressod the con
vention ot the United Mine Workers of
America hero yesterday. After tho
cheering had dlod down when he con
cluded tho miners gave him a rising voto
"I enmo hero from Washington,' be
gan Senator Kern, "to bring you a mas
sage of good will from tho members ot
both nldos ot the United States senate;
from that stalwart fighter for liberty,
Jim Martlne; Henry Ashurat, William H.
Borah, W. 8. Konyon and others.
"This Is a crucial tlmo for organised
labor. Enemies . of labor aro putting
forth greater, of Forts than ever before
to exert Influence over members of con
gress and tho senate in an attempt to
crush trade unionism. It Is a tlmo when
there should bo .harmony among your
selves. Your enemies havo had paid
hirelings In your assemblies and .have
failed to disrupt your organization, and
now aro you going to disrupt yourself
by petty internal squabblos and Indulg
ing in personalities? Every report of
dissension sent out from this convention
brings Joy to your oncmlcs."
At Request of llornh.
Senator Kern rofcrred to the West Vir
ginia strike investigation and said ho in
troduced tho resolution at tho request
of Senator Borah as a matter of policy,
as he was chairman of the caucus.
"I had little knowledge of the condi
tions in West Virginia. The newspapers
did not print the story of the terrible
conditions existing. I did not know that
'Mother' Mary Jones was hold prisoner
without the guarantee of her constitu
tional rights and that she was tried by
a drumhead, mock courtmartial. Such
news was suppressed,
"Within twenty-four hours after the
resolution for the Investigation Hvas In
troduced a flood of telegrams began to
pour In, exerting every Influence possi
ble to make me not press the resolution.
I was told not to disturb the peace and
quiet reigning in tho beautiful hills of
West Virginia. Then foul slander was cir
culated regarding that noble woman,
'Mother' Jones, who la known and loved
more than any other woman In the land.
"It waa publicity more than tho con
gresslonal investigation that brought re
sults. It aroused public sentiment and
the men down there wero afraid to con
tinue their lawless policy,"
The senator said he had recelvejl mes
sages from Michigan saying that the
miners there had no cause to complain.
Moyer Coming Ilnck.
HOUGHTON, Mich., Jan. 31. - Word
from their leader, Charles H. Moyer, that
ho would be back In the copper country
In time to help present their cose to the
congressional committee was brought to
the striking miners today by Dan bulll
van, president of the district council ot
the Western Federation of Miners.
Vlco President Mahoney and several
other officials ot the federation probably
will accompany Moyer. These officers
aro under indictment here on a charge
of conspiracy and thoy will bo arrested
according to Sheriff Cruso, as soon as
thoy come within the Jurisdiction of the
RYDER SLAMS ON LIO
WITH GIGANTIC RAID;
POLICE GET BIG HAUL
Commissioner Letting Go, Closes
Administration by Drastio
Cleanup of Omaha.
SCORES OF WOMEN ARE RUN IN
Between Fifty and Sixty Arrested
and Thrown in Jail.
GIVEN CHANCE TO LEAVE TOWN
Only "Keepers" and Disorderly
Females Go to Station.
ORDER CLOSE CITY IN EARNEST
"Canton" Vlaltrd Twice, the?
Owner Reins; Detected In Act
ot Selllnn; Drlnka on Roth
With an order to arrest the keeper ot
every place In Omaha whero liquor Is
sold Illegally, and to rid tho town ot all
known Immoral women, Commissioner
John J. Ryder terminated his administra
tion of thn police department Saturday.
Within half an hour after tho drastio
order had been Issued all places except
saloons frequented by women of soiled
repute and where 'drinks aro sold began
to exercise extreme caution In conducting
Notwithstanding this caution, "sponge
squads" were able to catch half a dozen
places In full operation, and detectives,
plain clothes policemen and uniformed,
officers brought between fifty and sixty
women to the station. This was tho be
ginning of unother "tight lid era."
The keepers were all released upon
bonds of $25, cash or signed, but the
women were given the alternative of buy
ing a railroad ticket to some other town
or sojourning in Jail for the next ninety
days. Of all tho girls brought to the
station, only a dozen or so accepted the
latter. These did not possess sufficient
money to get them out of town, and un
less thoy can get it by Monday they will
Three Lone Drlnka.
When the officers went out a raiding,
they wore told to tako only tho keepers
and wotr-n known to bo off-color. When
the Honbhaw was visited, Thomas X.
O'Brien, tho proprietor, was taken. Three
men drinking beer served In teacups
were not molested, except to lose their"
drink, which was brought to the station
for evidence. At tho Rome hotel,
"Scotty," tho headwalter, was arrested,
when tho sergeants were unable to find
anyone else In authority there. Later.
W. B. Miller came to headquarters ,to
get "Sootty" out, and waahttnaeltna
Tho Chinese managers of the Mandarin
cafe at 1418 Douglas street were arrested,
early In tho evening and the "Canton"
across the street was raided twlco, tho
proprietor being caught selling liquor
Nothing After Honrs.
Somebody "tipped off" W roth's cafe on
"Farnom street, tho officers say, because
when they nrrived, grape Juice, water and
coffee were tho popular drinks, and tho
proprietor's face was adorned with a
smile that stretched from ear to ear.
"Wo never sell anything after hours," ho
purred to tho sergeant In charge ot tho
searching party. "No, I know you don't
sell anything!" emphasized the officer.
"You don't sell carbolic acid or lawn
mowers, do you now?"
By tho time tho sergeants had been out
for halt nn hour, they found themselves
followed by several hundred persons eager
to see some excitement. When the of
ficers wont Into the King Joy cafe on
Farnam, near Fifteenth, and loft through
a rear door upon not finding any cause
for a raid, an immense and over aug
menting crowd was left standing gap
ing on Farnam street, wondering what
was keeping tho officers in the cafo so
Air nf Gloom.
In all these places, an air ot sobriety
and gloom hung heavy. Electric pianos
sounded queerly, contrasted to the well
modulated voices of persons who came
only for something to eat, as against the
hilarious shrills of men and women a
fow nights ago. r
In the cheaper cafes, not a woman was
to bo seen.
Sergeant Madsen tells an amusing in
cident ho heard in the Mandarin. A pa
tron nsked for some chicken chop suey.
"Urn gotteo nochlckee clop luey," blandly
answered the celestial. "Urn outeo
In another cafe on Douglas street Faint
ing Bertha came in to sell her booklets.
(Continued on Pago Two.)
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