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VOL. XLm-NO. 187.
OMA1IA, TUESDAY MOHNINd, FEBRUARY a, 1913-TWELVE PAGES.
On Trains ana at
HoUl ZTews Bland. Be,
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
Captain Oaman lerry of Nantucket,
Hitting Steamer, Faces Allcga
. tion of Negligence.
INVESTIGATION IS ORDERED
Hearing Will Be Entrusted to In
spectors at Philadelphia.
MONROE . COMMANDER REPLIES
Declares His Craft Was at Standstill
WAS LAST MAN TO LEAVE VESSEL
Stepped IMrectly from Declc Into
Lifeboat na the Fort Ilntl
Wm Then Beneath the
"WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. Secretary Red
Held lato today directed that charges of
nesllgenco bo preferred against Captain
Osan - Berry of tho Merchants' and
Miners' steamship, Nantucket, which col
lided .with, and sank, tho Old Dominion
liner Monroe, with a loss of.forty-ono
lives, off the Virginia coast last Friday.
Secretary Redfiod had previously con
ferred with Assistant Secretary Sweet,
Solicitor Thurman, Inspector General
JUhler and Commissioner Chamberlain of
the bureau of navigation, and with them
went over tho evidence taken aboard tho
f Nantucket. The possibility of higher of
ficials of tho Department of Commerce
swing to Norfolk to take further tes
timony was. discussed without action.
Investigation of tho charges will be
Intrusted to tho local board of Inspectors
nt Philadelphia, with Instructions that
testimony be taken and a decision re
ported. Follows Conference.
This action followed a- conference at
the Department of Commerce on a' re
port from It. E. Taplcy, tho (.apartment's
Inspector of hulls at Norfolk, Va.
Tho secretary announced that evidence
be brought out by tho Inspectors' pre
liminary Inquiry, held on board the Nan
tucket while that vessel was making her
way into Norfolk, with the Monroe's sur
vivors aboard, "tends to show that there
was negligence on the. part of Captain
Berry." Ho added, however, that It
would be "quite Improper' to pass on
tha question at this time further than
that to decide that there Is sufficient
evidence o requtro that charjes be pre
ferred against Captain Berry, arid that
the - question of hts innocence or guilt
bevjnado'J the subject f further invS;
While tho chaTgeS-agalftK - Captain
Berry; are, uhder Investigation a special
committee of the department, George
Uhler, "supervising 'inspector general of
tho Steamboat Inspection service, and
E.)T. Chamberlain, commissioner of nav
igation wilt Inquire into the facts and
condltfbns surrounding the collision, with
the'-vlew to suggesting action 'by the
Department of Commerce on the lessons
taught' by tho disaster.
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.-Captnln E, E.
Johnson of the Old Dominion liner, Mon
roe, Wrtich sank last week with a Das
of forty-one lives, arrived today1 and was
shown dispatches quoting Captain Berry
of the Nantucket, which rammed the
Monroe, as saying ' that the Monroo at
the time of the collision was attempting
to pass tho Nantucket starboard to star
board, contrary to maritime regulations.
"I suppose Captain Berry is trying to
save , his ticket," said Johnson. "We
werq at a standstill when the Nantucket
lilt us. I think his report that the Nan
tucket's engines were reversed must be
true, as the Nantucket backed away Im
mediately after we were hit.
"I was the last man to leave the Mon
roe, and I stepped directly from the
deck into a lifeboat, as tho port rail was
then beneath the water. We rowed
around for some time and picked up
several persons. That is all I care to
Anthony Wnsrner to Marry.
ST. LOUIS, Mo., Feb. 2.-Speclal Tele
gram.) Anthony C. Wagner of Omaha
and Agnes E. Butler of St; Louis were
lcensed tol marry here today.
Tforeeatt till 7 o. m. Tuesday
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
TemneratBre at Omaha Yesterday.
5 a, m... 39
6 a. m... 33
7 a. m 23
8 a. m SH
9 a. in 33
in n ... It
11 a, m 40
12 m.. 45
3 v. m'.'.'.Y.'.'.'.'.'.'.'. 45
4 p'. m'.Y. 48
7 p. m.... 41
8 p. m '. 33
Comparative Locul Uecord.
19H. 19' 1SI UP
Highest today 8 24 11 32
Lowest today 37 9 3 7
Mean temperature 42 IS 4 20
Precipitation , 00 .CO .16 .00
Temperature and precipitation uepar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 21
Excess for the day 21
Excess since Mnrch 1, 1913 1290
Normal sreclpitatlon 03 Inch
lleflclency for the dv (rtlnch
Precipitation since March 1., .24.26 Inches
Deficiency since march i 4.46 Inches
Deficiency cor. period 1913.... 4.33 Inches
Deficiency cor. period 1912 13.81 inches
ItrpurM from StntloUM nt 7 I. M.
Station and State Temp. High
of Weather IP m. est. fall
Cheyenne, cloudy ....... IS 26
Davenport, clear . 40 4t
Denver, clear 38 42
Des Moines, clear., 40 K
Dodge City, clear 42 62
Lander, partly clo'dy.. 14 28
North Platte, cloudy... 36 42
Omaha, clear 41 48
I'u'eb'o. clear 42 H)
Itapld City, cloudy 10 V,
Salt Lake City, cloudy. 2? 32
Santa Fo, clear 31 40
Sherldon cloudy 0 18
Hloux City, part Cloudy 34 44
Valentine, mow 1C 21
T inuicaun uace or precipitation.
indicates hlnw xero.
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
Dr, Anna Shaw
Asks Who is a He
and What is an It?
PHILADELPHIA. Feb. 2.-Who Is a
'ha' and what Is an 'It,' " are questions
being asked by Dr. .Anna Howard Shaw,
president of the National Woman's Suf
frage association, In connection -with her
refusal to declare, the value of nor per
sonal property for taxation. Tho blank
sont Dr. Shaw to be filled out called for
a declaration on personal property owned
by "him or It." and the suffrage leader
argues that as she Is neither a "him"
nor an "It" aho Is therefore exempt.
Whon Dr. Shaw refused to declare tho
valuo of her property at Moylan, Pa.,
the county commissioners placed upon It
an assessed valuation of RsO.000. This, ac
cording to Miss Lucy Anthony, her score
tary, Is nearly four times Its actual
"The blanks we received .on which Dr.
Shaw was to make her declaration called
for personal property owned by 'him'
or 'It.' " said Miss Anthony, today. " 'It'
usually refers to animals or Inanimate
objects, and I never knew the state to
demand taxos of them." '
Miss Anthony Intimated that Dr. Shaw,
who Is now on a lecture tour, probably
would start a legal battle over the ques
tion of "It."
Assets of Orient
Railroad Worth L
Only Six Millions
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Feb. 2.-Any
amount above $5,000,000 would bo an ex
cesslve bid for the assets of the Kansas
City, Mexico & Orient railroad, according
to a telegram from a representative of
financiers Interested in the prospective
sale of the road, read at a hearing beforo
Judgo John C. Pollock In the federal
court hero today.
Judge Pollock began a hearing Satur
day to adjust claims against tho rait
road preparatory to making a decree
for tho sale of the assets of tho Orient
road, which has been in the hands of
receivers since March, Miz. it is ex-H
pected the road will go to a reorganized
company backed by representatives of
the road's creditors and bondholders.
At Saturday's session of tho hearing It
was suggested that 110,000,000 should be
the minimum price to bo asked for the
road. The suggestion of $(5,000,000 was
made by Samuel TJntermeycr, representa.
tlve of tho Orient financiers. In reply to
telegram from S. W, Moore of this
city, attorney for bondholders.
Hundreds of Moors
Killed in Battle
TETUAN, Morocco, Feb. 2. Hundreds
of Moorish tribesmen fell in a stubbornly
-contested .battlevWr-ejanlaa -troopo-un
rlday at Benl-Salem, south of this town.
Tne Spanish reported their own losses
today as four officers: ondf 'twehty-two
men killed and four -jtf Jeers1 And 116 men
'Scouts brought in tho Information to
headquarters, early last week that some
thousands of Moorish tribesmen had
taken up strong positions in the rocky
lasmetses and ravines at Benl-Salem.
The Spanish commander-in-chief imme
dlately ordered out a column composed
or cavalry, artillery and infantry to at
ine oauie began at an earlv hour
Thursday and lasted all. day, the Moors
noiamg their positions with great te
naclty. They were finally forced to re.
treat, leaving a large proportion' of their
number dead or wounded on the field,
House Rejects a
Motion to Strike
Out Literacy Test
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.-The house lato
today rejected by a vote of 120 to 173 a
motion of Representative Goldfoele
New York to strike out tne literacy test
provision of the Burnett immigration bill
The .house adopted, 111 to 90, an amend
ment to exclude Hlndue and all persons
of the Mongolian or yollow race, Malay
or brown race and African or black race.
except those whose entry is governed by
treaties or agreements.
' Pie Book is Found
ALBANY, N. Y., Feb, 2.-"Tho Pie
Book," which former Congressman
Theron Akin last week declared
Highway Commissioner John M. Car
wwe Kept, nas ueen round, it was
placed in the hands of James W,
Osbome. who. is investigating alleged
in state departments, It was an-
I nounced today. According to Mr. Osborne
! tho ,book contain the names ot state
senators, assemblymen, congressmen,
i cpunty political leaders and employes.
' Mr. Osborne will contlnuq his Investiga-J
NEBRASKANS ARE CHOSEN
FOR P0ST0FFICE PLACES
(From a Staff Correspondent)
WASHINGTON, Feb1. 2.-(8peclal Tele
gram.) Postmasters were appointed to
day as follows:
Nebraska Hosklns, Wayne county,
Ha'rry E. Ruhlow. vlco F. 8. Benser, re
signed; Millard, Douglirs county, John A.
Peters, vice William VonDohren, Jr.i
Pullman, Cherry county, Herbert V.
Baker, vlco 8. M. Hall, resigned.
Wyoming Campstool, Laramie county,
Yetta J. Kennels, vice F. W. Brown:
Grover, Lincoln" county, Nellie V, Dutson,
vice O. Anderson, resigned: Shirley. Car-
00 bon county, Margaret E. Sullivan, vice
12 William West; Tipton, Sweetwater county,
00 ' Harvey B. Lay cock, vice J, Greer, re-r
' The fol'iwlng banks have filed appllca
T ' tlons to Join the new banking system:
,0) Nebraska-First National. Mitchell; Col
eridge National, uoieruige; nrsi nnuonu,
Ilnrwell; Com Exchange National,
Iowa First National, Hubbard: First
Nntiona', Farmlngton: First National,
W. W. Bradley. Franklin, la., has been
appointed stenographer in the agricul
WORKING WOMEN GET
AT THE WHITE HOUSE
President Pulls "Partyot Made Up
Mind" Wheni0!Rfcy the
Brass Band and Flying
Colors Asking for Support.
SOME REFUSE TO SHAKE HANDS
Mrs. Glendower Evans Takes Shot
at Chief Magistrate.
RECALLS SEA GIRT CONFERENCE
Claims to Have Scoured Some En
couragement Then from Hint
When He W GnnnliiK for
Votes ns Candidate.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2,-Presldent Wil
son gavo no encouragement today to a
delegation of 300 working women, who
marched on the White House with a
brass band and flying colors to ask his
support for a constitutional amendment
Twenty-five of tho women wcro re
ceived by tho president and five, In short
specehes, presented their argument. Tho
president reiterated that as a leader of
the democratic party, he was limited
only to recommending thoeo things on
which the party had made up Its mind.
We don't want you to break with
your party, but we would like you to
influence it," said Mrs. Glendower Evans
of Boston, and after tho president had fin
"It Isn't a question of break with the
nartv." returned the president, "It Is a
question of speaking for It."
Well, why not speak to It," rejoined
Mrs. Evans, as tho women laughed.
"That's what we want. You have such
tremendous power and can work mlraclos
Shaken Hands vrlth Women.
The president did not continue the dis
cussion, but expressed a wish to meet the
women who were waiting outside.
'But they told us'we could not all come
in," remarked Mrs, isvans.
At the exit Dr. Mary Walker, In male
attire, argued with the women that suf
frage Is a state issue Sho was not per
mitted to enter with the delegation.
The pleas of the working women "were
phrased eloquently and with a touch of
pathos and emotion as they decrlbed the
hardships of women workers.
Would Help AH Democrats.
"Shaking and trembling," said Miss
Margaret Hlnchey of the laundry, work
ers of New York, "we come , to plead
wittf'you". "'YotFart soquare" and. on -tKa
level and to much a-real1 democrat thftt I
appeal to you to wpo out the injustice
. I . i' i ... yiri t.i.1 A l..tn jL. ....... - w A
.lift. UAiai.t itu tumu uyif uvkij ucjiiu-
crat if. we had the vote."
Miss' Mary Bchnelderrrtdri of New York,
representing the cap makers, spoke with
emotion of the hardships of women In
mills and mines.
"We sUffer sldo by side with the men,"
she said, "and In constant lear of losing
our Jobs." As she told of many coses of
suffering the president's face showed his
"It must be a misunderstanding." Bald
the president, and he sent word out that
ho would like to have the delegation
come In. They came In, single file, pass
Ing In one door and out another. Some of
the women declined to shake .hands with
the president, marching Indifferently by
refusing to tako his proffered hand.
"It Is not a democracy when only half
have something to say," contended Miss
Mellnda Soott of New Jersey, repretSht
Ing the Cap Makers' union. "We will be
glad if you will mention our cause , in
your next message."
Refers to Visit to Sea Girt.
The last speaker was .Miss Rone
Wlnslow of Pennsylvania, representing
the textile workers.
"You are entirely too fair and lntelll
gent," she said, "not to know what is
going on in the world. In taany cases.
with the working women, it is either the
sanitarium for tuberculosis or the street
I don't have to make a speech to you,
as we are too close."
The president smiled as Miss Wlnslow,
who stood close to him, dropped her
voice to a conversational tone and con
tlnued her talk.
Mrs. Evans referred in closing to tho
fuct that aho had visited Mr. Wilson at
Sea Girt when he was a candidate for
president and claimed to have gotten
(Continued on Pago Two.)
PEBLO, Colo., Jan. 2. Guarded by a
detachment of militiamen, a special
train bearing sixty strike breakers left
today for the Radiant mine of the Vic
tor-American Fuel company.
The train was the same that was held
up and fired upon by a band of 200 strik
era near Williamsburg Saturday morn'
ing. ,the engineer being forced to put
back to this city. General Chase detailed
a detachment of Infantry from Trinidad
to guard the train on its second attempt
to reach Radiant.
At Florence an extra detachment of
twenty troopers and a machine gun will
be taken on board.
MAN FROZEN TO DEATH
UNDER AN AUTOMOBILE
LEXINGTON. Ky.. Feb. 2.-Leslla Ed
wards, 21 years old, was frozen to death,
and Buford Terhune, aged 22, was nearly
suffocated and probably will die from
exposure as a result of being caught
under an automobile which turned turtle
and landed In a creek near here last
night Both Edwards and Terhune are
members ot prominent families of Har
rodsburg. ll'ual ll'rllii Ur-HIccts Offlcrm,
8PR1NG FIELD, Mass.. Feb. 2.-Three
hundred Jews, representing l.MO.OOO mem
bers of the Independent Order ot B'nal
B'rltb, district No. 1, met In annual con
vention here today Last year's corps
of officers were re-elected for 1914.
ail vrxom !
Drawn for The Bee by Powell.
RAIDS NET SEYERAL FINES
Inmates of Resorts Given Choice of
Leaving the City.
GENERAL CLEANUP GOES ON
Some Are Given Fines, hat Are Told
to Lenve the City or He Sent to
Jntl on Their Next Ap
'pcarnnce In Conrt. .
Following the Jamming of tho. lldi
Saturday -and 'Sunday, a crowd of the
overflowed into the corridors ad
Joining to hear Justice mctod thoso who'
were squeezed during the Jamming opera
tion. W. B. Miller, manager of the Rome
hotel, appeared early before Judge
Foster and secured a continuance of his
hearing Until Thursday morning. T. J.
O'Brien ot the Hcnshaw was fined 3I
and costs. Chin Gin ot tho Mandarin
cafe forfeited $25 bonds by hts failure to
appear for trial, and in so doing nettled
tho city prosecutor's sense of Justlco to
such a degree that ho forthwith ex
pressed his intention of askln? for the
Issuanco of a capias, Judgo Foster de
clared the prosecutor's demand would bo
William Bins, who has been dispensing
chop suey and other refreshments at 1404
Douglas street, had his case set over
Much concern . was evinced by several
officers over what will become of the tea
pots taken as evidence by the police
"An Oolong diet from now on will greet
all inebriates at my establishment,' In
formed one proprietor, "so I'll have to
have tho teapots back."
Smells the Teapots.
Judge Foster smclled several of ho
vessels taken and declared that they had
contained beer. "Marvelous," mur
mured Julius Smith Cooley.
Israel nesnlszokl, 1104 North Fifteenth
strceet, who was nrrested as keeper of
tho Berlin hotel, with three woman In
mates, was fined 175 and costs, which he
appealed. The Inmates were deported.
Wanda Palmer, 1424 South Eighteenth
street, arrested by Special Officer Frank
Williams, was fined $25 and coats for
conducting a disorderly house, and one
Inmate, Mrs. Theodora Priest, was dis
charged. Dwlght Taylor, 1619 Farnam
street, proprietor of a pool hall in which
gambling was discovered Sunday after
noon, paid S25 and cpsta for the discovery,
and three inmates engaged in the game
were fined $5 and costs each.
Warrant for White.
Chief of Detectives Maloney secured a
warrant for the arrest of H. M. White
of the Brunswick hotel, charging him
with conducting a disorderly house.
Women of the streets and ''prosperous"
(Continued on Page Two.)
The National Capital
Jlondny, February S, 1014,
Mt nt nonn. '
.InclIniArv committee voted acalnst
changing the date of inauguration, con
venlng of congress and length of presl
dentlal term. ' ...
Glass senitortai case was walling con
Adjourned at 6:16 p. m. to noon Tuesday,
Met at noon.
' Judiciary committee resumed hearings
on administration trust bltlu
Democrats arranged for a caucus on 'the
Raker Immigration bill for the exclusion
of Asiatics. .
Passed hill authorizing the secretary n
the interior to sell to Law ton. Okl.. cer
tain public lands for water supply pur
Passed bill makinir additional approprla.
tlon ot 340.000 for completing appraisers
storo building at aiuwauKee, wis.
PaiihI bill authorizing the Missouri.
Kansas & Texas railway to bridge the
Mississippi at Hannibal, Mo.
Vnmnttd bill authorizing the reconstruc
tlon ot toll bridge across the Hudson at
Troy, n. i
Administration radium bills postponed
because ot the coming Colorado and
Michigan strike investigations.
Adjourned at 0 30 p. ni. to 11 a. m. Tues
"Too Many Cooks," Etc,
Such in Truth
BROKEN BOW, Neb., Feb. 2.-(Speclal
Telegronl.) Tho republican "get-to-gopher"
banquet took placo tonight In
the banquet roomfl ot tho Baptist church,
fully KiO pernio from all parts ot tho
country, representing both factions, . at
tending. Good feeling prevailed through
out, the general, supposition being that
the .party-' In Custer cDtyqty wquld, at fasjl,
L A. Reneau was master of ceremonies.
W. li. dastbn and A, R,- hum'phfey, t ep
resenting the two" f action, mado. ifrat
addresses oBth 'wcro conciliatory, vpt-h
pleaded for at least local solidarity.
Other talks Were mado along tho same
line by H, H, Andrews, Callaway; Dwlght
Ford, Ansley; Ira Mills, Ansloy; C. E.
Cannon, Wcsterville; John Amsberry,
Mason; Mlko Leonard, Antelmo; John
McGraw, Charles Anderson, Broken Bow;
R. B. Howell, Omaha, and State Chair
man X C. Epperson, tho latter moping
the principal address ot the evening. Tho
meeting 'was considered a big success by
both factions and a long stride toward
Woman to "Mother"
Girls in the Store
A "mother" to tho girls employed by
the Burgess-Nash department store Is the
tltlo of Mrs, E. W. Marsh, who has taken
a position In tho storo. This is a new
departure in Omaha, although eastern
stores such as the Marshall Field con
cern In Chicago and somo of tho Milwau
kee stores havo for some years employed
matron, or "mother," for' tho girls.
'Yes, I am to be a sort of mother to
the gtrls employed here," said Mrs.
Marsh, "I am to talk over with them
whatever little troubles they may have,
In times of sickness, financial difficulties
or other distress, often Just a wprd will
mean a great deal. They cau come to
me, and often I can bo ot help to them,
even before thelrtrouble reaches the firm
And if I can be of service to the girls
and to tho firm I will feel that It has
been worth while."
Mrs. Marsli lives at 4906 Webster street.
She Is a woman ot motherly disposition,
and already is making fast friends of
Coal Miners Change
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind Feb. 2,-After a
debate, characterized by personalities and.
lasting two hours, the convention of the
United Mine Workers of America, today
voted to take the auditing of the strike
accounts out of the hands of the inter
national auditors and have the audit
made by tho traveling auditors of the dls
trict. The change in the constitution was
sunDorted by tho international officers
and opposed by the International audi
tors. It was said it would mean a large
saving to the organization.
Another amendment to the constitution,
preventing persons leaving a strike zone
for a month or more from participating
in the striko benefit, should they return.
also was adopted.
Divers Hunt Bodies
of Monroe's Victims
NORFOLK, Va., Feb. 2. Two men
went down in a choppy sea today for
bodies in the sunken Old Dominion liner,
Monroe.- None hod come to the surface,
and the only hopo seemed to be in find
ing bodies pinned In tha wreck in fifteen
fathoms of water. A stiff breeze made
the work of the divers difficult. If bodies
are found a special steamer will be sent
out tor them.
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WELSH AND GROUNDHOG JIBE
Mr. Hannota Monas Sees Shadow
and Up Goes Cold Wave Flag.
WINTER WEATHER PREDICTED
Iceman to Hare Ills Inning
Weather Ilarean Says Colli Wave
Will Ht! Alons; Seme
.' '"' i " '
Jfqw for winter, weather, thekiBcJ that
makes Ice. rapidly deiUitesJiho cojj pjle
"aifd TielfiV tho rnrbhnntPUlria' "of his
Heavy itoods. This Is the edict that has
gono out from the headquarters or Mr,
Mormota Mon&x, alias ho groundhog
alias the woodchuck. Front , this Mr,
Monax the head of tlm weather, bureau
down at Washington has taken his cue
and has passed the tip along to Colonel
Welsh, who, from his todmrf on the upper
floor of the federal building, deals out
weather to Omaha and vicinity.
Acting on the tin furnlshod by tho
groundhog, tho first thing tho Washing
ton end ot the weather department did
yesterduy was to wire all over tho
west to- prodlct a cold wave with a tem
perature ot zero or below for today.
About tho same time Colonel Welsh got
In communclutlorv with the local ground
hog and after a short consultation ran
the cold wnve flag to tho top ot the
mast. And still there are some people
who will continue to maintain that the
groundhog Is 'not on to his Job when he
poses as a weather prophet.
rrophet of Old.
History records that way back in tho
days ot Adam tho groundhog was the
real weather prophet; that prophets,
came and went, but still th)a one held on
and continued to be the real one,' even
up to this date. However this may bo,
tho groundhog remains and there nro
a wholo lot ot peoplo who believe that hlsi
performances during February 2 have
considerable to do with tho weather dur
ing tho following six weeks each year.
They bclievo that it the groundhog
comes out of winter hiding February
and sees its shadow. 'It goes back Into
Its holo to remain bIx weeks and cold
(Continued on Page Two.)
Italian Consul for
Chihuahua is Held
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., Feb, i-Protests
against tho arrest by Mexican federals
at Pledras Negras, Mexico, ot Dr. Louise,
PaparclU, Italian consul for tho state ot
Chihuahua, have been forwarded to tho
Italian embassy at Washington and to
A son ot the consul living here said to
day that his father, although given the
freedom ot the town, was not allowed
to send letters or messages. The son
learned ot the situation through a smug
gled letter from his father.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2. When the
State department received word today of
the reported detention ot tho Italian con
sul in Pledras Negras, it immediately in
structed the American consul there to
make an Investigation and report.
Large Bronze Eagle
NEW YORK, Feb. 2.-One of four solid
bronze eagles, four feet high, at the base
of the prison ship martyrs' monument
erected In a Brooklyn park, with tunds
provided by congress and the state, dls
appeared during daylight yesterday. The
police traced the marks left by a small
cart to the door of a Junk dealer's shop.
There they found Bernard Sevltsk about
to consign the eagle's wings to the melt'
Ing pot. The rest of the .bird, worth sev.
ral hundred dollars, squatted nearby.
Sevltsky said two men borrowed his Junk
cart and brought the eagle to hts shop,
saying they could procure three more It
he wanted them. He paid U for the
one he was melting, ho said. He was
ASKS INQUIRY INTO
RELATION OF STEEL
Senate Requests Interstate Com
merce Commission to Look Into
Alleged Rebating Charges.
NORRIS OFFERS RESOLUTION
It Is Substitute for One Offered by
GREEN TO FURNISH EVIDENCE
Original Charges Are Made
Editor of Nebraska Paper.
LAMAR WATCHES PROCEEDINGS
"Wolf of Wall Street" Is Said to Be
Author of Resolution Which Pro
TOked Such Hitter Debate In
-WASHINGTON", Fob. 2.-Thc scnato
today requested the Interstate Commerce
commission to investigate charges that
rebates have been received from the rail
roads by tho United States Steel corpora
tion. The cenato's action was taken on a
resolution by Senator Norrls, offered ns
a substltuto for ono by Senator Lane,
which had proclpltatcd bitter debate, In
which David Lnmar was named as its
Lamar, named on tho floor as the
"wolf of Wull street." watched final dis
position of tho resolution from tho son-,
nto gallery. Lamar's demand somo time
ago that tho Interstate Commerce com
mlsslpn permit him to namo counsel in
proceedings to tako the evidence of Wil
liam II. Green as to allcgod rebates, lei
tho commission to rcfuso a hearing.
RESIDENT CONFERS WITH
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2.-Presldcnt Wil
son regards It as universally agreed that
Micro should be some restrictions to pre
vent what Is known as "assisted Immi
gration." Ho has not yet announced his
position on tho lltoracy test feature Of
ptndlng Immigration bills, and indicated
today that ho would not do so until con
sulted by; leadcra In congress. Tho sen
ate committee on immigration has an
nounced that It will seek the president's
advice In tho matter.
The president has beon giving audience
of lata to many interested in that phase
ot immigration legislation and there Is
said to bo somo ground tor the belief
that he may suggest pertain moderatlqna
in tne literacy test as now Proposcd
"Tfielfcv. RldneTT'Quilck. Tecttiror at
tho. Imperial university ot Japan, dis
cussed Immigration today with tho presl'
doht. , ,
Uridcr arrangcirlcnts made by the' Fed-
oral Council of the- Churches of Chrtct
in America, which includes thirty Prot
estant denominations, the Rev, Mr. Gultck
has been visiting leading cities suggesting
a new immigration policy. He suggested
to tha president his plans to treat all na
tions on a basis ot cqtiatlty, "renounc
ing all Insidious legislation and differen
tial treatment," allowing only a maximum
annual Immigration of nationalities by a
fixed percentage ot those already hcra
His suggestion Is that by a rate ot 5
per cent, and under, that 405,000 Germans
could bo admitted, although only 27,'S3
cume In 1913; 363,560 English, whereas only
S2,OT9 came In 1012. Italian immigrants
would bo reduced from 157,134, who came
in 1012, to a possible maximum CI.GSO. The
same rate would admit only 230 Japanese
and 733 Chinese Immigrant.
WILL CLEAN UP PATERS0N
PATERSON, N. J., Feb. 2.-At two
mass meetings, ono for men and one for
women, held hero yesterday, a committee
ot 100 vigilantes was appointed to cleanse
the city ot vice. This action followed
an Investigation by the Ministerial al
liance, the results ot "which, after being
presented to Mayor Robert 1L Vordyce.
were made public last week. The report
dealt with alleged violation ot the liquor
laws, laxity in tho control ot dance halls
and prevalence of white slavery. Many
prominent citizens have volunteered to
act on the vigilante committee,
Ten Phases of
Beginning tomorrow theso
llttlo talks will discuss ten sub
jects concerning -which much
valuable Information may bo
gleaned from a careful study ot
1. Banks and Saving.
2. Telephone and Telegraph.
3. Public Service.
4. Building and Constr&etlng.
5. Interior Decorating.
0, Gas and. Electricity.
7. Proper -Clothing.
8. Puro Food.
10. Entertainment and Rec
reation. These ten talks -will point
out briefly many sidelights
upon the Interesting and In
structive phrases ot present
day newspaper advertising.
They are intended not only
to encourage the readers of
The Bee to a more systematic
study of advertisements, but
also to direct the attention of
business and professional men
to the advantages to be gained
by placing before the public a
frank statement of their busi
ness or professional services.
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