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VOL. XL1II-NO. 192.
OMAHA, MONDAY I CHINING, KlflHIU'ARY !), 1S)J4.
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IN FLAMING TUNNEL!
NINE AMERICANS DIE
Between Fifty and Sixty Persona
Perish in Cumbre Tube Set on
Fire by Bandit.
EESCUE PABTY is'oN THE WAY
Bryan Orders Consul to See Rebel
Quard Sent Ahead.
ACT IS REVENGE OF CASTILLO
Feeling Bitter Against Villa for
Not Suppressing Him.
NO SUSPICION AS TRAIN ENTERS
Bortr of Mexican I'onnil Near MontU
of nore Nearly Thrcc-Qwarter
at Mile from Where tlio
JUAREZ. .Mexico. Fob. 8. The nine
at the headquarters ol the Mexican
Americans and forty cr fifty Mexicans
whoso fate has been a mystery' since the
destruction of tno COmbre tunnel last
Wednesday wero' 'suffocated. This In
formation was received here this evening
Northwestern railway. Tho "tragedy Is
laid at the doors of Maximo Castillo, the
A train carrying twenty Americans, led
by W. J. Farragut of the Mexican North
western railway, fifty coffins and a res
cue outfit left here tonight for the scene.
(unril Sent Ahead.
Departure of tho tescue train was de
layed by a telegram from Secretary of
State Bryan to American Consul Edwards
demanding, that a train of soldiers be
dispatched ahead to prevent attack by
Castillo on the Americans. The 'consul's
order was acceded to nt once by General
Bcnavldes, and another train carrying 303
rebel soldiers preceded the rescue train.
The exact number of persons aboard
the passenger train, which consisted of
ono. first class, two second class coaches,
a baggage and express car and a freight
car. Is not known. First reports put the
number .at thirty-five, while a request for
coffins asked for seventy-five' of them.
This evidently was an-estlmate, however,
as the searching party, led by Dr. F. C.
Herr'of Madera, was unabte to penetrate
far enough Into the tunnel-to count the
Crawled Lour Wayn.
These, It Is ' expected, will bo found
strewn along the- poisonous reaches of
the tunnel,- where they fell In attempting
to escape. Dr. Herr reported' one body
within 300 feet of the north entrance to
the tunnel. It waB that of Juan Fer
nandez, rear brakeman of the train. As
the .passenger train did not stop until
wlthlft, a forir hundred'feet of ,th freight
trtln with which TJastlllo' had set fire to
the tunnel-seven hours before, Fernandez
must have staggered and crawled nearly
three-quarters of- a mile- before he suc
cumbed to the fumes of tho smoke. In
his trail It Is believed the others will be
found, unless there was a stampede In
the train -to escape and some were crushed
In tho attempt to crowd through the nar
row aisles and doors.
Railroad men here and In El Paso are
furious at Castillo's act. On Tuesday,
twenty-two of his men were captured
and executed -by the rebels, and the
next day, apparently In revenge, he cap
tured the freight train, ran It Into tho
south end of the tunnel about 300 feet
and there set fire to it.
Knter from North. !
The passenger train entered the deatn
trap from the north, unsuspectingly,
probably traveling at Its usual rate of
about ffteen .miles an hour. When the
erglneer discovered the trap It was too
laic. Just what his actions were will be
known only after an examination of the
Kcene has be$n made. Castillo's failure
to send back warnings of hs act is re
garded as the most cruel and murderous
act of his career of outlawry and there
Is a disposition here to criticise General
Villa fdr not having crushed him long
The missing Americans, all employes
of ! railroad, are: M. J. Gllmartin,
superintendent of the Chihuahua division;
Bernard It, 'chofi'cId, superintendent of
terminals at Juarez; Lee Williams, as
sistant manager of commissary; II. ?,
Mat lers, .express' agent; E. J, Mc
CUtcheon, engineer; J. K. Webster, con-'
ductor; Edward Morris, roadmaster;
Tho-xias Kelley, conductor, and James
They were traveling as passenger.
Gllmartin came hero recently from Buf
falo. Schofleld came here from Brazlll,
Ind., and was taking his first trip ov-r
the road. Burgess was to have left the
train at Cumbre station, but for tome
reason did not do so.
For Nebraska Fair.
For Iowa Fair; warmer.
Temperature at Ouiahu
5 a. in
6 a. m G
T a. m 6
S a. m 6
9 a. m.... I
10 a. m 3
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
3 p. m
4 p. m
,o p. m
6 p. m
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romparntlTo Local Ilrcord.
1914. 1913. 1912. 19U
Highest yesterday 13 36 20 42
Lowest yesterday 7 14 3 20
Meun temperature 4 26' 12 31
Precipitation 00 .00 .0) .00
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 21
Deficiency for the day 18
Total excess since March 1 1.231
Normal precipitation .01 Inch
Deficiency for the day 04 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1--21.33 Inches
Defilceney ulnce March 1 C5 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1913. 1. Winches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1912.13.73 Inches
Indicates below zero.
L. A, WELSH, Local Forecaster,
PIONEER JUSTICE OF PEACE DIES
JUDGE ALSTADT HEARS GALL
Dies at His Home of Heart Trouble
Following Apoplexy Stroke.
WAS SEVENTY-NINE YEARS OLD
Hail Been n Ilenlilent of Nebraska
Slner J HOT, nenlillnir Durlngr
thnt Time nt Both Omnlia
mill North rlotte.
Judge William Alstadt, affectionately
termed "Der Schudge" and "Little Bis
marck," died early Sunday morning at
his home, 1913 South Sixteenth street, of
htart trouble following a stroke of npo
plexy which he sustained Monday, Feb
ruary 1. He was 79 years of age at the
tlmo of his death and for eight terms
had served as a Justice of the peace In
Judge Alstadt was born In Kreuznach,
Germany, on July 6, 1853. Ho went to the
common schools and concluded his edu
cation In a "gymnasium." At the age of
15 he left home, went to Berlin and be
came an apprentice, nt which vocation
he spent threo years before becoming a
full-fledged clerk. At the age of 20 he
became a buyer for the firm and traveled
all over Europe In that capacity. It was
while thus engaged that the IrVeslstlble
spirit of the wanderlust overtook hlm
and In order to satisfy that spirit he loft
Berlin and went to Frankfurt.
Married In 1HH4I.
But he was dissatisfied at Frankfurt
and packed his grip to go to Paris. After
a short stay In Paris he secured a clerk
ship one a railroad that was built through
his old home of Kreuznach and he returned
old, home of Kreuznach and ho returned
there. He was later transferred to lilrn.
th terminal, and there lie met . Mjs
Sophie Land, who became hlawlfe- on'
April 17. 1856.
After marriage Judge AJstadt lived jn
'Paris' fdur years. Then- h6 cahie to tjie
United Stntes. He left his wife and two
children at home nnd bdoke'd passage to
Now Orleans,,' vfhero he obtnlncd a clerk
ship at $50 a month. Then he became a
reporter on a German newspaper at 1W,
and he thought at the time that that
was enough money to buy the whole
United Stntes. During his residence at
New Orleans -the yellow fever broke out
In that city and his eldest son became
stricken with tho disease. The son re
covered and the Judge made up his mind
New Orleans was no" place to stay, so ho
moved to Omaha, lie arrived hero on
an April morning in the year of 1S67.
iot Nleknnine Here.
Although Omaha wasn't much of a city
then, he procured a position as, clerk -In
the old Farmers hotel, which was located
at Fourteenth and Harney streets. It
was kept by a Mrs. Riley, whose hus
band was the city marshal. It was Mrs.
Riley's husband who first-termed Judge
Alstadt "Llttlo Bismarck," by which
name he was so familiarly known.
After a bit ho founded a German news
paper here, with Charlie Banks as a
partner. He abandoned the newspaper
profession after a short term and became,
a mall carrlcr.the first mall carrier In
Omaha. Later he entered thoVeglstry de
partment and his total service under the
Postofflce department was eighteen years.
In 1RS5 he left Omaha, went to North
Platte and was elected Justice of the
peace there. He served two terms, and
It was during that time that he made
hla celebrated reversal of the decisions
of the supreme court. While in North
Platte he became acquainted wtlh Colonel
Cody and was made treasurer of Cody's
wild west show.
After traveling about the country with
the show the Judge returned and was
elected Justice of the peace In Omaha. He
had served In that capacity fourteen years
and he flattered himself that he was the
highest Justice In Omaha because he was
on the fourth floor and tho others only
on the second or third.
Judge Alstadt is survived by. his wife,
who is falling fast, two sons and two
daughters. Tho oldest son. Jacob, Is In
New York and the youngest, Charles,
Uvea In South Omaha. The eldest daugh
ter Is Mrs. A. Adams of Missoula, Mont.,
and the youngest daughter Is Mrs. M. T.
Hascall of this city. Seven grandchildren.
Mrs. Guy Tt. Spencer- of Florence, Will
lam McNulty of Seattle. Jim McNulty of
Washington, D. C; Mrs. Krina Klrkland
of Lincoln, Leon-AUtadt of -New York,
Mrs. Floyd Kunce of South Omaha and
V. S. Hascall of Omaha, survive him, as.
do four great grandcnlldren, children of
Mr. and rMrs. "Guy Spencer.
.Funeral services will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock at the home, with
Interment In Forest Lawn cemetery.
15 : REGIONAL BANK HEARING
IS HELD IN TEXAS CITY
EL PASO, Tex., Feb. 8. Secretaries
McAdoo and Houston and their party,
comprising tho federal reserve bank or
ganization committee, heard El Paso's
olalm for a regional reserve branch bank
here tonight. The hearing lasted less
than two hours. Bankers and represen
tatives from every city in tho entire
southwest New Mexico, Arizona and
west Texas gathered here for the hear
ing, all asking that the southwest not be
divided. No suggestion was made by the
witnesses as to what city this district
recommended as a regional bank location.
AFTER LONG RECESS
Session Convenes Today, with Host
of Important Matters
HOME RULE LIKE
Government Must Be on Qui Vive
at Every Movement.
OPPOSITION IS VERY WOTCHFUL
Wrluli Measure nmt Many Other
Are Pcndtnir nmt Ministry Mint
Hold Its Force Strongly
LONDON, Feb. 8. After the longest va
cation that members have enjoyed slnco
tho liberal party camo Into power eight
years ago. Parliament reassembles to
morrow for a session that promises to
bo full of hard work and excitement.
There are not only the home rulo and
Welsh disestablishment bills, which come
up for third passage and then become law
despite anything tho Lords may do, but
there Is a great mas of other business
which will compel the government to
fight continuously to hold tho confidence
of the House of Commons. From start
to finish of a session a British govern
ment must keep on tho alert to prevent
an adverse vote, which, If It has the
back of a majority of tho member,
means tho retirement of tho mlnlstty.
Tho danger will be moro acuto than ever
during this session.
From tho moment that King George
leaves tho House of Lords after deliver
ing his speech from tho throne opening
the proceedings, the government will be
tinder fire, not only from Its unionist op
ponents, but on several questions from
liberals os well. Fortunately for the
government It probably will have the
support of many unionists on the ques
tions' that tho rovoltlng radicals will
chooso for their attocks.
Reply 4o -Throne.
The session will open with debate on
tho reply to the speech from the throne.
This reply outlines the government's
measurer, nnd members of tho House are
privileged to criticise It at any point they
desire. Tor' Sxample. some member may
move an unlndment expressing regret
that the government did not accept the
invitation to have an official British ex
hibit at the Panama-Pacific exposition at
San Francisco. It Is expected such a
motion will be made and it probably will
receive, considerable support. But the
re.nl test of government strength is more
likely1 to be. taken, qi,;pme ..mors ny
portant'suuje'ctv Som5 way will probably
be found for brlnglngup tho Irish dues.
I'tioSi. although' tho homo ruq bill la al
ready before Parliament ana .is, inerc
fore, excluded from this parliamentary
debato on tho government's program. A
motion might be made, however, regret
ting that the negotiations for settling the
Ulster situation had failed and tnli
would mean' a test'Vf.te.
Even unionist member has been re
ouested to be present on the opening
day, and " no pairs' with opponents, 'are
being granted, so It appears certain. that
tno onDosition mans to torto mo novum'
ment to cither resign or dissolve Parlla
ment. Km-li Hide Alert.
Dissolution. It will bo remembered Is
one of the demands of the unionists be
fore the passing of the home rulo-bill
However, tho liberals, nationalists and
laborltes are Just as alert and with Pre
mier Asqulth at their head, feel pretty
confident of encompassing any unionist
There Is, however, also somo danger
for tho unionists In tho debate. The
modification of tho policy of tarrif re
form, endorsed by Bonar Law, by which
"food taxea" are dropped, has not met
with entire satisfaction In the party, Tho
farmers, largely unionists, are asking)
why they should be deprived of that
tlrotectlon. which they were told tariff
refprm would give them, while the manu
facturers receive it. unionist memoers
for agricultural districts have been In
undated with protests and It Is probable
that somo strong tariff reformer will
move an amendment that will bring the
question up. ' Then Austin Chamberlain
and other tariff reform stalwarts would
come out In support of the whole policy,
which would be a practical throwing
over of Bonar Law, Walter Long and
other unionists leader,who In tho wbrds
of ono of their own supporters, have
thrown over tho party's chief platform
for fear of tho effect of "food taxes" on
After debate on the government's pro-
gram come the estimates for the various
departments, and with them ono of tno
government's greatest dangers. Unless
Winston Churchill, first lord of' tho ad
ir.lralty, can keep his naval estimates
down to what they were last year, there
will bo a great uproar from, liberal
benches. The radical economists, who
at least have tho moral sdpport of Lloyd
George, chancellor of the exchequer, have
repeatedly declared they will stand for no
Welsh Bill Leads.
In taking up regular measures It Is
understood that the Welsh disestablish
ment bill will be given precedence over
home rule, which, will bo left until the
last In hope- that some compromise will
bo forthcoming. Between these two big
measures will be Introduced the bill to
abolish plural voting, which has already
passed once under the Parliament act.
and which liberal election agents are
deeply anxious to see made law before
another election, as they believe most
of the plural voters are unionists.
What new legislation tho government
plana has not yet been disclosed, but the
liberal platform and the promises of
ministers afford lots of material. First
of all there Is the rcconatltutlon or the
House of Lords. While the upper tham;
tier's power. have been curtailed so that
It can no longer veto a bill passed by
the House of Common, but can only
delay It, the constitution of that body
rejnalns as It was and that satisfies
(Continued un rage Two;
cMG&tJT TO THE TEST
From Cleveland Plain Denier.
TREAT PRIVATES AS HUMANS
Such is Substance of Wood's Ad
monition to 'Officers.
TALKS OF DISCONTENT IN ARMY
Better n.enlt Accomplished If Sn-
pcrlorn Hail In Mind Control of
Men Without Dentro) Inff
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.-An admonition
to nrmy officers to refrain from harsh
treatment of the enlisted men is con
tained In a memorandum directed by Gen
eral Wood, chief of staff, to tho adju
tant v general today for transmission to
the army. Such promising results havo
followed the recent moderation In the
treatment of military . prisoners, General
Wood says, that It Is felt, an extension
of the Idea might bo beneficial.
'It Is believed much of the discontent
In the service today la Incident to the
method of dealing with enlisted men,'' the
note says, "that the results of this
method are not satisfactory, even from
the standpoint of discipline; and that
better results could be accomplished If
every officer In his relations with the
men under his command should always
have In mind tho control of tho men
without the destruction- of their self-
''Many young officers who are ,cn
trusted with the command dt men have
had' MiOkWPrjivious.. experience, and have.
not been sufficiently Imbued with the
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tremendous jmponance.oi tno portion. oi
tiietr duties which concerns their rela
tions. with enlisted men; they often feel
that It Is necessary to adopt a tone of
voice or a manner In dealing with them
which Is different from that which they
usually employ; and only too frequently
they seek to accomplish through public
rebuko what could bo more efficiently
accomplished through a private talk with
the subordinate himself.
This fault Is not entirely limited to offi
cers new to the service, but Is unfor
tunately found at times In others of
moro experience, nnd It Is desired that
every effort be made to eradicate the
Former Student of
Iowa U, Takes Life;
Feared Losing Mind
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 8.-A man
registered at a, hotel here as Chester A.
Corey, Iowa City, la., committed suicide
In his room today by shooting himself
His body was found when hotel employes
forced open the door. The only paper
found in his pockets was a letter ad
dressed to himself, which Indicated that
ho was an attorney at Iowa City, lie
had been at tho hotel about two weeks.
IOWA CITY. Ia., U.ifti-$JeBter A.
Corey, who killed hlntselCIrr'a Mlnne
apollo hotel today, was graduated from
the law school of the State University of
Iowa last June. He was one of tho most
prominent students In the university. He
has represented- the university In the
Northern Oratorlal league, and In de
bating. Friends here bellevo his sulcldo
was the result of his fear 'that he. would
become Insane. He suffered a break
down after commencement last summer.
He was a member of the, Acacia frater
nity, a branch of the Masonic order, and
ot the Sigma Delta ChU '-
Treat Smallpox by
Telephone to Stop
Spread of Epidemic
ROCKFORD. III., Fe. S.-To prevent
the spiead of smallpox Rock ford doctors
are treating pest patients by telephone.
This condition came about today when
tlents refuse! to continue treating them
because they could not carry on other
Aftrr an Informal conference by tele
phone It was decided by the doctors that
the best way to prevent spreading tho
dlseasr was for all doctors to' stay away
from the quarantined homes. It was ar
ranged that a doctor was to call up the
homis In which there was a smallpox
patient, learn the condition from tho
nurao and then prescribe over the wire.
KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS
INITIATE LARGE CLASS
Omaha council No. ZI, Knights of Co
lumbus, Initiated one of the largest
classes yesterday It has ever handled at
one time for all three degrees. There
were over sixty candidates and the affair
was preceded by high mas at St. Mary
Magdalene's church and a dinner at the
Henshaw hotel. The Initiation, started at
3 p. m. and lasted until along In the
Business is Picking Up
Cold, Hunger, Desire
For Drug, Cause T.wo
Gunmen to Surrender
WORCESTER. Mbsb., Feb. R. Two
young men wnlko.l quietly up to Police
man Moynlhan today and asked him to
"Wo u ro gunmen," they said, "and the
Boston police want us for trying to rob
the Itoxbury Loan company's store a
week ngo, when John Gately, a clerk,
was si ot."
. Moynlhan took tho pair to headquar
ters, where they said hunger, cold and a
iileslro for a drug thoy wcro In the nablt.
of using had driven them to seek tho
police. Thoy committed the robbery,
they said, while, under tho lnflucnco of
the drug and at tho direction ot a third
man, whom they accused ot shooting
Gately. This third man, they said, had
gono west on a freight train.
DEMOS ASLEEP AT SWITCH
Exemption Plank Put in Platform
SO SAITH ADAMS OF GEORGIA
HTen ftecrctnry Bryan, Chairman of
Body I.nytiiK Doirn Party l,nr
nt Baltimore) Hail Wi'nil
Pulled tve;r ICycs, ,
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WASHINGTON, Feb. 8.-The provision
faVorJiiB.frr o mssnge tor American ships
through the Panama canal was lrtjectod
Into the democratic) platform without the
knowledgo of tho majority of tho resolu
tions committee nt tho Baltlmoro conven
tion, according to tho assertion today of
Representative . Adamson ot Georgia,
chairman of tho Intcrstnto nnd Foreign
Commerco commission. Ho had met but
threo or four members of tho convention,
he xald, who knew of tho existence of
the tolls plank before tho platform was
Branding the tolls exemption provision
ns "heretic doctrine," Adamson issued a
statement today paving tho way for con
gressional debate on a repealing bill to
bo Introduced In accordance with the
determination ot President Wilson that
tho United States hud recognized the
claim of Great Britain that exomption for
American ships Ih in violation of tho Hay
The Wicked "'tvo.
Senator O'Gorman, who will fight the
repeal provision In tlie ncnate, and Rep
resentative Brossounl of Louisiana, the
senator-elect from that state were 'mem
bers of a subcommittee at Baltimore
which wrote, the tolls exemption plan into
the platform. It was done, It was said
today, without tho consent of a majority
of the full-commltten or Secretary Bryan,
chairman of the resolutions committee.
"I nm not nt all troubled nbout the
cry," Representative Adamson said, "that
repealing the exemption violates tho dem
ocratic platform. A subsidy Is not a
cardinal doctrine ot tho democratic party.
In fact that exemption le a contradictory
Interjection Into nu antl-subsldy plank
In tho platform and Is void. The method
of Its Insertion Irwthe' platform Is gen
erally understood among well Informed
. "Under a general Idea of approving
what a democratic congress had done,
certain members of tho house and sen
ate who were "on that committee were
permitted tq Interject that heretical pro
vision on the Idea that they wir? assert
ing approval of what democrats In con
gress had done, when In fact a majority
of mora than twenty democrats In the
houeo voted the exemption.
"Before honest, unflinching democrats
can bo bound by a subsidy provision It
ought to be shown that the 'members of
I the convention Ijnew It was In there, 'and
tImt tho member6 at least unde"rtop3
land approved it, i nave never seen. a
! mcmbcr of that convention outsld. of two
j or ,tnree gentlemen who knew.lt was. In
there before it was promulgated and I
am Informed that a large majority of
tho platform committee was opposed to
TRIAL OF CAPTAIN BERRY
i WASHINGTON, Feb. S.-Trla! of Cap
tain Berry of the Merchants and Miners
packet Nantucket, charged wlt negli
gence In the collision which sank tho old
Dominion liner Monroe with a loss of
forty lives a week ago, will begin on
Wednesday In Philadelphia. Bedford Bar
gent, local Inspector at Philadelphia, will
I cad tho trial board, to which David A.
Howard, another Inspector, lias been spe
cially assigned. Assistant Secretary Sweet
of the Department of Commerce, In
sncctor General Uhler ot the steamboat
service and Commissioner Chamberlain
of the bureau of nuvlgatlon will attend.
SOLONS NEEDJORE LIGHT
Clearer Understanding of Trust
SEEK TO PLACATE REPUBLICANS
O. 4). P. Me m be r of Semite Com
mittee Indignant Bccaue Their
Amendment Rejected hy
WASHINGTON. Feb. l-One of the
tasks confronting tho committees of con
gress In charge of the administration
antl-trust legislation progrnm Is how far ,
the administration should go with the J
reeulnllnn on nmhlhltlnn nt boldlnir com-I
panics. Others are the perfection of tho j
nnnillnir liitnrnlntn Irniln commission '
tneusuro and tho drafting of a measure
giving the Interstate Comtncrce commis
sion authority to regulate railroad se
curities. Not the least ot the tasks Is
maintaining harmony so that reasonably
prompt action may bo procured.
Having had the subject of trust legisla
tion before them for two weeks, consider-
in bill, outlined by President Wilson In j
his messRgo to congress and listening to
suggestions from citizens, house nnd
senato leaders have a clearer understand
ing of what Is beforo them, but many
points havo nrlscn upon which further
light Is desired. Further . conferences
with the president are contfcniplatcd In"
the near future.
fck jo I'lar ItepftliUcnui.
.fenato leadora sought tmiay to placnU
soma1' 6f thn renubllcan membiTrk 'oTtlft
Infercstalo , cprnmereo comntUtte wh'
nave . expressed indignation- because
amendments proposed to tho Interstate
trade commission bill and considered In
tho full committee wero rejected by
democratic members In an executive ses
sion ot their own. Senator Cummins,
author of several of the proposed amend
ments, and Senator Clapp left n meeting
of tho commltteo yesterday when ' they
learned of this action.
. Senator Newlands, chairman of the
committee, and nomn of hlfl colleagues
told tho republican members .today that
their co-operation In perfecting tho trust
bills was earnestly desired, and assured
them that no final disposition ot amend
ments was Intended to be taken In con
ferences of democratic members alone,
lloiiio Judiciary and Interatato com
merce committee will continue their
hearings next week. Proposed legislation
against holding companies Is one ot the
principal tasks In hand now being con
sidered by the Judiciary subcommittee,
which has decided' that this legislation
nhould be restricted to the acquisition by
holding companies of. stock In competing.
Impressed with Contention. '
Members of the subcommittee much
Impressed with tho. contention that while
a holding company Is a device frequently
adopted to violate tho antl-trust law, It
also Is capable of Use In an entirely
Innocent manner npd to create competl
tlon Instead pf to .stifle It.
cnttirman vmyioa una urn caniercea oi
the subcommittee agree that somo forms i50-. whero ho. discovered that tho mur
of the holding corporations are essential j derer' real name was Ciarelelta. and
to competition. 'hat ho was called "Black Tony" by the
Representative Morgan ot Oklahoma
told tho liouso committee on Interstate
commerce today that the administration
bill tocreato a federal trade commission
was objectionable because It would give
the commission Jurisdiction over all cor
porations engaged In Interstate business
Instead of llmltng Jursdlctlon to large
corporations commonly known as trusts.
Amendments on this lino are being con
sidered by the senate ' Interstate Com
merco commission. Mr. Morgan favored
restricting the commission Jurisdiction to
corporations having a gross annual out-
put ot $5,000,000. He ald that while this
would Include from 300 to CO) corporations
out of 2CS.000 It would Include ' corpor
ations which employ one-third ot - the
WRge earners In manufacturing Industries
and produce M per cent of the country's
Edgar Moore Takes
Gas and Is Dead
Ivd gar K. Moore, stage hand, was
found asphyxiated In his room Sunday
afternoon by Mr. 'Kd Conlln, wh ocon-
ducts tho rooming house at 231S Douglas
street, where ho resided.
Moore was stretched lifeless on a couch
with one end of a rubber" tubing In his
mouth and the other' attached to an open j
gas fixture above. A note addressed In
tho care ot the Theatrlcul Mechanics'
association was found at hi right hand,
asklns that his mother, Ida A. Smith,
Seward, Neb., be.notlflod. De-pondency
over lack ot work waa attributed to be
the cause ot his taking his life.
Chl-f Police Surgeon Harris was sum
moned with tho pulmotor, 'but the man
had been dead for some time. He was
25 years old. An Inquest may be held
Tuesday by Coroner Crosby
"Black Tony," Who Shot Nickell,
Plants Jewelry and Money and
DOUBLE-CROSSES HIM CLEVERLY
Cigarette Rolled by Williams Costs
Him Bulk off Stolen Goods
GRIP CHECK DROPPED ON FLOOR
Tony Finds it and Makes Getaway
from Kansas City Hotel.
CONFESSES TO HIS IDENTITY
Other Two Members of Holdup Gang
Arc Still Held Here.
BOTH HAVE CONFESSED CRIME
Description of Man Arrested Pneblo
Correspond Ttlth That of the
Man Accnril of ftliootliiR
Hotr "Black Tony". Clarclctta, alias
Charles Bender, confessed murderer of
Henry K. Nickell, double-crossed Will
iams, tho leader ot tho trio which robbed
Haici MoVoy's resort January 15, and got
away from a Kansas City hotel with a
yellow grip containing tho bulk of the
loot of the robbery, and pistols and flash-
Bht UJed , ,ho Job roVcalcd for
;tho first lime by a pollco official lat
Is tho man arrested In
Pueblo, Colo., has "planted" the grip, ac
cording to pollco Information. That ho
Intends to try to keep Us whereabouts
secret Is Indicated by a statement made
by him In Pueblo that ho received only
V as a re null ot the robbery.
According to tho story given out last
night, Williams, who had the grip, met
Tony at tho St. George hotel. Kansas
' t "u0(1 cneclced th.
bag. Williams In his room pulled from
his pocket some clgaretto papers and tho
"makings" and accidentally dropped on
thu floor the check for the bag.
Tony Kind Check.
Williams later went across the river on
some errand. Tony noticed tho cHeck and
guessing It Importance, got the grip and
iiirfn im. frnlnwov. Ytn Hftr.llrAil the bnff
Jfrom tha hotel claU,..lid'.'rrk not seen
alfalit'bvelthtr .Wlllln'm or Rosamond.
who are now In custody In Omalla.
ThU Is said to he the explanation of
the fact that only' a few looso diamonds
wero found on Williams, who was tho
organizer of the robbery. Rosamond, who
was dohbtc-cronsed by both his companion-,
has told tho police here that It they
will nut him In a cell with cither Will-
lams or Clarelclta, he will save the public
tho expense of a trial.
Tony made a confession of the MoVey
resort crime In Pueblo, but- the police
consider that-to tnduco him to tell tho
whereabout ot tils "plant" will be a
moro difficult- task.
At first It was bollevcd that Williams
had "double-crossed" both his pals nnd
tbok the Jewelry to Slddmorc, Mo., with
him, where ho Went with Mary Parrlsh.
Tho poller) have searched high and low
In Skldmore, but no trace of the Jewelry
has been found. Williams Insists that
Black Tony got away with the plunder
and tho pollco have now accepted his
statement as the truth.
Dunn Goe to Pneblo.
Detectlvo Jolinnlo Dunn, who turned up
tho best description and correct name oC
"Black Tony," left Omaha last night for
Pueblo, and will - return here either
Wednesday or Thursday with the pris
oner. Dunn followed tho trail ot "Black
Tony" from Kansas City to Des Moines
and then to Chicago. Thero ho learned
for the first tlma that tho murderer was
known as Bender, and by persistent
search of nickel shows ho finally found
the thcator whero "Bender" was once em
ployed. Hero the trail led him to Joplin,
Tho Joplin police set a close watch over
all mall received by the murderer's par-
(Continued on Page Seven.)
Ten Pbates of AdvertiuBg.
No 5 Interior
ThU sounds big and oxpen
elve, and, indeed, It may well
be. Dut Interior decorating ai
plIeH as mupb to fitting as to
equipping a, palatial residence.
Tne difference Is In. the quan
tity not quality pf service.
Newspaper advertising la
teaching the rich man and tho
man ot modest means tbe same
It Is a story of tasto, fitness,
harmony, comfort, quality,
economy, and so forth.
Newspaper advertising Is
making It possible for families
of all degrees of wealth to en
gage tbe same quality of
thought and discrimination,
regardless or the money spent,
In selecting the fittings for
Indeed, so much real Infor
mation on the subject U to be
fouud in The See and other
newspapers of equal standing
tbat one seriously errs in not
making a careful study of the
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