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VOL. XLI1I-NO 195.
OMAHA, 1WKSDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 12, 15)1-1 FOURTEEN PAGES.
On Trains and at
Itottl Nsws Standi, Co.
SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
ORE MINER CHARGED
FOR MONTH'S LABOR
Copper Striker Testifies He Worked
that long for Less Than
HIS COMPLAINT IS BOOTLESS
Informed Figures of Boss Could Not
PRACTICE TO CHEAT THE MEN
One Fired for Refusing to Toil Dur
ing Dinner Hour.
HEARINGS SLATED FOR CALUMET
Italian Hall Tragedy Christmas Eve
Will Be Investigated.
MOYER DEPORTATION DESCRIBED
Hilton Given Story of Assault Upon
President of Western Federation
After He Declined to Ac
cept Relief Fund.
HANCOCK, Mich.. Feb. It The con
gresslonal subcommittee which Is hero
Inquiring into conditions in tlio copper
country, decided today to hold hearing
at Calumet to investigate the Italian
hall tragedy there Christmas eve, In
"Which seventy-four persons lost their
An investigation ot the disaster was
asked by O. N. Hilton of counsel for tho
Western' Federation of Miners.
Hilton charged that the disaster was
caused by a man wearing a Citizens' al
liance button, a charge which the coron
er's inquest failed to prove.
"The hall was crowded with children, '
raid Hilton, "when, as testimony will
show, a man presented himself at the
door Ho had a Citizens' alliance button
on the lapel of his coat. As ho stood In
tha doorway he spread his arms and
shouted: 'Fire! Flrel Everybody rushl'
A panic .ensued and in the rush that fol
lowed seventy odd children were
trampled to death."
- Deportation of 3Ioycr.
Hilton told of .the visit of tho com
mittee ot citizens to Charles II. Moyer
at his hotel in Hancock on tho night of
December 20 to urge him to accept a re
lief fund collected for tho stricken fam
ilies. . .
"Moycr sold to them in substance,' ho
continued, 'no- ejr,. wo will not take It..
"Wo havo, fed, our .hungry, clothed our
naked and wo will bury our 'dead.' "X
few moments Jater his room was'.inyadcct
an angry r an'dshouUng "mob of promt,-'
nnt citizens ot Houghton and Hancock.
Moycr and Tanner Were assaulted In the
rcom. Moyer was shot In tho back. Then
tho two men were dragged to tho depot
and thrown on tho train. Moycr was
spat upon, beaten, kicked and Insulted
and told ho would be hanged If he over
returned to tho copper country. Ills faro
Was paid and, accompanied by two depu
ties, he was kept, in custody until the
.train pressed tho state line. It was as
gtosa arid vicious a violation of his con
stitutional rights as was ever 'recorded.'
Tho committee heurd the grievances of
several striking miners In support of their
demand for a minimum wage of $3 a. day.
Alfred Haddy said at tho end of tho
tocond month of a contract lit the
"Wolverine mine he was Informed that tho
net result of his month's work was an
indebtedness ot 87 cents. Including tho
company's chargo for powder and fuses.
He got $60 tho first month. He said ho
worked continuously the second month
and added that ho had complained to tr.o'
superintendent that ho had received les
than nothing for his work. He was In
formed, he said, that the mine cuptaln's
figures could not bo questioned.
The witness said another tlmQ he wan
discharged by the mine captain at South
i,. .f,,..i n ,ri,
Kearnargo because he
Ho said It was '
during his dinner hour.
a common practice for mlno captains to
cheat the miners In making measuro-
(Contlnued on Page Two.)
Forecast till 7 p. m. Thursday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Snow; colder tonight.
Temperature at umnliii Yesterday.
j lours. ueg.
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7 a', m'.!";;;;!!"" 8
8 a. m 8 ,
B a. m 9
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is m iz
1 p. m 11
3 p. m, 13
1 n H
4 p. m ...14 I
Bp. in 12 i
? a i
7 p. m
s p. m 10
Comparative Loch I Itrcord.
1911. 1913 19)2 1911
Highest yesterday , 14 21 37 47
ILowest yesterday 7 11 22
Mean temperature....... 10 IS SO
Precipitation 02 .00 .00 .00
Temperaturo and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 24
Normal precipitation. j 03 Inch
uenciency for the day .01 inch
Total rainfall since March 1 31.41 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 4.64 Inches
Deficiency for cor period, 1913. 4.61 inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1S12.13.84 Inches
Ileporta from Stutlona ut 7 I.
Station and 8tate Temp. High-
of Weather 7 d. m. est.
Cheyenne, cloudy 34 40
Davenport, snow........... 4 ' 8
Des Moines, pt. cloudy,,,. 8 10
Dodgo City, cloudy 22 48
Lander, cloudy 32 , S6
North Platte, snow 10 14
Umaha, snow 10 14
Pueblo, clear 40 CO
Rapid City, snow 0 t
Salt Lake City, cloudy.,.. 44 42
Santa Fe, pt. cloudy 44 M
Sheridan, snow IK 21
Sioux City, snow 2 8
Valentine, snow 4 4
T indicates trace of precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Local Forecaster.
National Chamber of
Commerce is Voice of
WASHINGTON. Feb. 11. More than EOO
delegates, representing every state In tho
union, were gathered at the opening of
tho convention of tho Chambers of Com
merce of the t'nlted Spates today whon
President Harry A. Wheeler of Chicago,
In Ills address pictured the vast founda
tion on which tho organization Is based.
The chamber now comprises BO per cent
of the business organizations of the coun
try, he said, built on a membership of
over a quarter of a million.
The voice of American business had
found expression that could not Jbc de
nied, Mr. Wheeler declared, nnd the death
knell ot lobbying In Washington has been
"When American business wishes to
speak," ho tald, "It can go to congress or
to the executive and say, 'this Is the opin
ion of American business on this particu
lar subject.' This Is a new day, whon
our methods are being reorganized and
tho organized forces of labor and of ag
riculture and of commerce meet here In
Washington, not for war, but for peace;
that tho opinion of each may havo Its
place In framing tho laws on which all
Trosldont Wheeler pointed out that ono
of tho six referendum votes taken by the
Chamber of Commerce had found Its way
to tho statute books in part at least In
tho new currency law. Legislators, he
saU, wolcomcd such expressions of opin
ion, but ho warned his hearers not to
lose patience, to gtvo tho legislators full
opportunity to assure themselves that it
was tho expression of American business,
not tho noise of a few selfish Interests
Out of courtesy to tho California dele
gates a report of tho patents committee
was adopted recommending that no fur
ther effort bo made to amend tho Kahn
law for protection of foreign exhibitors
at the San Francisco exposition.' Many
feared that exhibitors might be fright
ened from tho fair if tho law were dis
turbed Democratic Vote in
Second Iowa District
Shows Big Decrease
DAVENPC-RT, la., Feb. ll.-Complcte
returns from , the Second congressional
district of Iowa show that In the special
election yesterday Henry Vollmer. dem
ocrat, was elected congressman, with
12.2S5 votes, a plurality of 1,850 votes
over Harry E. Hull, republican, 'who re
ceived 10,425 votes. Charles P. Hanloy,
progressive, ran third with 3,672 votes.
In 1912 Dunn, democrat, carried the
Second congressional district for gov
ernor by G,731 plurality over Clarke, Re
publican, with the progressive candldato
for go'vernor getting a total vote in the
district -of 7i77?a --z.:.
Yesterday democrats cast 68 per cent,,
republicans' ST fcfer' denf onA progressive's
61 per cent of their vote of 1S12 for gov
ernor. The total voto in tho district yes
terday was 68 per cent of tho vote of
WASHINGTON, Feb. ll.-The election
of Henry Volimer, the democratic can
dldato for congress from the Second Iowa
district, was the occasion for general re
joicing in administration and congres
eonal circles today. The election was
particularly gratifying to President Wil
son, who mado a personal appeal to havo
tho administration sustained.
Yoakun Asks for
Dismissal of Suit
Filed by Receivers
ST. LOUIS, Feb. ll.-The dismissal of
tlio suit of tho receivers of the St. Louis
& San Francisco to recover $14,000,000 from
former officers and directors of the road
was asked by B. F. Yoakum of Now York
In so far as the suit applies to him in a
petition filed in tho district court here
Mr. Yoakum, who was former chair
man of tho board of directors of the
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district court is without Jurisdiction and
thttt tno facts sot forth are Insufficient
a u. uasis uj acuon. umer reasons are
The petition relates that he comes "by
protestation, not confessing or acknowl
edging all or any of tho matters or things
in the bill of complaint to be true In
such manner and form as the same are
therein set forth."
Ten present or former directors of tho
FrUeo were named In tha fAfAlvnr o all If
j filed January 22, as liable to the railroad
jior a los 311.408,000 sustained as tho
"i mc iurcnase or me ot. Louis,
Brownsville & Mexico rullroal from a
ynalct which Frisco directors had
GETS NORTH IN TROUBLE
... vtui tvmsritni.f
Because ho loved a pretty Denver High
school girl and wanted to marrv hr.
John D. North of Alliance gave up hla
Job as fireman on a railroad and went
to work as a teamster in this city. He
also, It Is charged, stole and forged a
'money order for $13. He Is now a prisoner
in tho city Jail,
North, federal officers say, admits tho
forgery of the postal money order which
was issued at Harlan. Neb., In November.
rdCr Wa" Pa'ttb,a l J0h" Kn-
it Alliance, Neb. North went to Ravenna
land cashed tho order and then came to
Denver, where lives the object of his af
fections. IRREGULARITIES FOUND
IN CONDUCT OF OFFICIAL
;i DEADWOOD S. D., Feb. It (Special
ft) j Telegram.) Following the finding of a
warrant for tM, whlrh had been Issued
'M j and sold to another county offlfr with
io.) j out notification, the county commission
prs today commenced an Invest gation ot
(J, j the county auditor, John L. Baker, for
alleged Irregularities The board found
the warrant last week and forced Its re
turn and cancellation and refund of tho
money Baker is said to be missing
CARSON SAKS ULSTER
OPPOSES REDMOND IN DEBATE
Nationalist Leader Says Exclusion
Can Never Solve Problem.
DISCUSSION IN LORDS' HOUSE
Attorney General Attacks Unionist
Amendment to Royal Speech.
IT MEANS TEARING UP OF ACT
Says In Kvrnt of (SenernI Election
Upper Clinmber In Position to
Mock Home Utile nil! An
other Three Sessions. .
LONDON, Feb. It-John E. Kcdinond
and Sir Edward Carson, tho two biggest
figures In tho fight for and against
homo rulo for Ireland opposed each
other In debate In the House of Com
Sir Edward Carson, head ot tho pro
visional government ot Ulster, Insisted
that Ulster would accept no compromise
which brought It under tho rule ot a
John Hedmond, tho Irish nationalist
leader, replied that the exclusion of
Ulster never could be tho solution ot
tho Irish question. There were features
In both speeches, however, which en
couraged those who hope for an amica
ble compromise of tho questions nt Issue.
Tho discussion of homo rule for Ire
land was carried on simultaneously In
the Houso of Lords, where Lord Lans
downo said Mint any proposal for the
exclusion of Ulster from tho provisions
of the measure must bo accompanied by.
precautions for safeguarding tho inter
ests of unionists living outside tho ex
cluded area. Otherwise ho said, tho pro
posal would not bo acceptable to tlio
Sir John Simon, tho attorney general,
attacked tho unionist amendmentto the.
reply to tho king's speech. ThiiafneiTi
inent declared "it would bo disastrous
government for Ireland bill until the
measure had been submitted to tho Judg
ment of the country.
The attorney general said: "Tho real
purposo ot this amendment Is to tear up
the parliament act. Even In tho event
of a general election returning tho lib
erals to power, It will bo a now Parlia
ment and the House ot Lords would be
free to block the homo rule bill for an
other three .sessions."
.Sir Edward Cars)rt. head of tho "pro
visional government" of .Ulster, said; .
"Never before In a speech, from "ihri
throne tuts a -.statement- of such un
paralleled gravity been hi'ade in ' refer
ence t6 tho domestic relations of tho
fellow citizens of Ireland as was made
by King Ocorge yesterday.
"The words put into the king's mouth
by the cabinet ministers are a con
demnation of tho homo rulo bill and a
confession that it has utterly failed to
furnish a solution of tho Irish ques
tion. There Is small wonder. In view ot
this confession that the government
shirks the idea ot leaving tho decision
to the volco ot tho people.
"If Premier Asqulth's promised 'sug
gestions' attempt to draw Ulster within
the grip of tho Dublin Parliament, I
will stand, regardless of all conse
quences with tho people of Ulster In
their policy of resistance."
Monday by Rebels
at Chocolate Pass
EL PASO, Tex., Feb, It Maximo Cas
tillo and six of his followers were cap
tured and executed Monday near Choco
late Pass, about forty-five miles northeast
I of Pearson, Chihuahua, according to tele
grams received Wednesday morning by
General Francisco Villo In Juarez. The
messages were sent from Casas Grandes,
he Bald, by constitutionalist officials. A
detachment of rebel cavalry, under Major
JuajjSan Diego, surrounded Castillo's
band near the pass, It Is reported and cap
tured seven of them, including Castillo.
NEW OULEANS. Feb. It Tile Mexl
can federal gunboat Zaragosa, which ar
rived hero today, fired a salue of twenty-one
guns when it passed up the
Mississippi river past Jackson barracks,
but the greeting was not returned by the
'United States troops. Tho Zaragosa's
j band also played Mexican airs.
I Officers at the barracks said they had
telegraphed to Washington for Instruc
tions as to what action, it any, they
should take on the question ot a war
ship of an unrecognized power being In
this port. None was received up, to tho
time the CZaragosa passed the barracks
at 8 o'clock this morning.
Immigration authorities had not In
tended to Inspect tho Zaragoso on the
ground that it was a foreign warship of
a friendly power, but It was reported
from quarantine that three aliens were
aboard. Commissioner Kedfern then
gave instructions for an Inspector to
meet the Zaragosa when it docked and
ascertain if any attempt was being made
to bring aliens into this country unlaw
fully. It has been reported here that a
Frenshman, an Italian and a Mexican
of considerable promlnenco were aboard
i the ship.
NINE JURORS SECURED
FOR GORE SLANDER SUIT
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okl., Feb. 11.
Nlne jurors, subject to peremptory chal
lenge, have been selected at the trial ;f
Senator Thomas P. Goro In the $3,OQ0
slander suit filed against him by Mrs.
Minnie Bond which opened here today
In the dUtrlct court.
Testimony of a sensational nature Is
expected. Mrs. Bond's charges are bas.nl
nn un allogcd attack on her by the sen
ator In a Washington hotel some
months ago. Mr. Gore cenles all the
allegations and claims that the charges
havo been .-reated by his political
Drawn for The Bee by PowelL
INVESTING PUBLIC MONEY
State Treasurer George Advocates
Buying Securities with Surplus.
SAYS PLAN WOULD HELP STATE
County Treasurers ot Nebraska
Gather In Convention nnd Lis
ten Jo Addresses liy State
. Officials. ,
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Stato Auditor W. B. Howard and Btato
Treasurer Walter A. George occupied tht
platform at yesterday'H sessions of the
convention of county treasurers at Hotel
Rome. Their thomes wore along tho lino
of tho relation between 'their offices nnd
those ot tlio county treasurers.
Although Governor Morchcad was an
nounced ono of tho principal speakers, ho
failed to arrive. Atter waiting till C
o'clock, tho treasurers adjourned, with
the expectation that ho would bo present
ot this morning's meeting.
"I believe In homo Investment ot state
funds," State Treasurer Georgo told the
county officers in tho courso of Ills re
marks. Ho explained Mint since he hud
been in office, ho had invested all surplus
money of tho stato In Nebraska securities,
mostly municipal and school bonds, and
that thero aro now several million dollars
Fafcly put away In that manner.
"Such investment of public money Is
perfectly safe, and the, plan helps Ne
braska, Instead of some distant stato or
othor organization offering bonds for In
vestment," ho declared.
Remarking upon the criticism some
times mode, that bills owed by the state
are not tMild us nromntly as bills owed
' by private individuals nnd corporations,
ho asserted that tho situation wns duo to
, the slowness with which' tho county
treasurers remit stato tax money. As long
as ho had no power to enforco his calls
for money from those officers, he said,
tho responsibility lay on them to get their
state tax money In promptly, It the state
was to havo funds avallablo to meet Its
HlKlicr Interest on Warrant.
That a higher rate .of interest then 1
t'r rpnt iihnlllil 1)A hnrn tiv Minf inr
'rants. Treasurer Georgo urged. Ho said
that 0, or even S per cent would create a
ready demanded for the warrants whereas
now they are not desirable paper for In
vestors. In regard to school lands, the treasurer
said he did not advocato selling thorn In
a body, or under the hammer, but was In
favor of restoring the sale clause to.leaso
contracts. Thus a lessee ot school lands
who had improved them and sustained an
Increased assessment thereby, would havs
the Just opportunity ot purchasing tho
land when the Increased assessments be
came too burdensome for a mere lessee
to carry. Ho produced figures showing
that the total revenue of the state for
the blennlum of 1913-14 would bo $S,812,100,
with legislative appropriations ot $8,3M,SS1
to be met Of that revenue, $3,G71,385 was
the state tax raised by a levy of almost
(Continued on Page Two.)
The National Capital
Wednesday, February 11, 1014.
.Met at noon.
Twenty-five million dollars good roads
bill, passed the house, awaiting consider
ation. Immigration committee continued work
on tho Burnett bill.
Horace White of New York testified
before the banking committee on the
Owen Stock exchange bill.
'Met at noon.
Herbert Knox Smith and other progres
sive party leaders testified before com
mittee on trust bills.
Representative Millings of Peiinsylvunla
warned the banting commltWe to be
ware of pollt'ral pltfalis In the rural
tkcrctao Bryan fceroii' the foreign af
falr). committee emphatically endorsed
expenditures for diplomat!' purposes.
The Story of a Man
Hearst is Given
NEW YOIttC. Feb. lt-On application
of .William It. Hearst, Justice Leonard
A. Gelgerich of the Now Yprlt stat,o
supremo. court, has ,luu.cd anlnJuncCUm
restraining, the Associated l'roBS from
suspending service of its 'rcy'c-ViMQ-Uhb
Han Francisco Examiner or In any way
disciplining or punishing Mr. Hearst
becauso or his refusal to comply with
tho defendants' direction to change tho
title ot a certain edition of the San
Franrlsco Examiner. The writ Is re
turnable on Februnry 13 for argumont.
Mr. Hearst somo llmo since began tho
Jssuanco of an edition ot tho San Fran
cisco Examiner designed for circulation
in rho adjacent city of Oakland, and tho
tltlo or this speclnl edition was so ar
ranged ns to make It appear that it was
tho Oakland Examiner, tlio words "Edl
tlon of San Francisco," which were In
torposed between "Oakland" and "Ex
aminer" In tho tltlo lino, being In small
The member of tho Associated Press
representing tho Oakland Trlhurio com
plained that this was a violation of tho
by-laws of the aasoclntlon, under which
tho right of Mr. Hearst was limited to
tho receipt and publication of Associated
Press nows In the San Francisco Ex
aminer. Mr. Hearst's attention ' was
called to the matter with a request that
tlio misleading heading bo discontinued.
As this request was hot compiled with,
Mr. Hearst was cited by the board of
directors In December, last to muko an
swer to a charge of violating tho by
Iuwh of tho association. Tho matter was
continued until the mritlno- nf ),
' of directors today nnd prior to the meet
tnM i .. . . .
iiih ui mc utmru mis injunction was Is
sued. Fire Drives Six
Into the" Street
NEW YORK, Feb .11.-31 hundred
men, women and children ISO fnmlllcs
were driven to the street in the snow
I factory building In East Thirty-fourth
1 street today, Tho building is In tho
w wus ui w iuoi auu out
' rounded by tenement, all of which were
emptied. Tlio loss la about $100,000.
Boston Will Sell
Bonds to People
BOSTON, Feb. It State 4 per cent bonds
amounting to 0,325,000 will be sold di
rectly to the people Frederick W. Mans
field, state treasurer announced today,
as he had rejected every bid by dealers.
It will be the first tlmo In the history ot
the stato that Its bonds havo been dis
posed of In this way, Tho highest Did
on tho entire Issuo from dealers wus
104.279 and this Is tho prices at which
tha bonds will be offered to the public.
GENERAL SICKLES DEAD
NEW YOUK. Feb. U-MIss Eleanor
Wllmerdlng, for many years house
keeper for General Daniel Sickles, died
yesterday at tho homo of her sIsterH,
with whom she lived. She had been 111
about threo pionths.
About a year ago iho marital troubles
between Mrs. Sickles and her husband
were nearly solved, but Mrs. Sickles in
sisted that Miss Wllmerdlng be dis
charged at housekeeper. General Sickles
refused aud all efforts since to patch up
the dlffeicnccs have fulhd
Mrs. Sickles lives at u hotel near tho
Skkles houso on lower Fifth avenue.
CAPTAIN BERRY ON TRIAL
Master of Steamship Nantucket
IS CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENCE
j Every I'linno of the Disaster "Which
Cost Fort) -One Lives Will II o
Cope Jntoijiy the Federal
PHILADELPHIA, Fob. It-Tho trial ot
Osmyn Berry, caplaln of the Merchants
and Miners' steamship Nnntuckot,
charged with negllgcnco in tho collision
with tho Old Dominion liner Monroo on
January 30, began today before tho
United States local Inspectors ot steam
Forty-one persons lost their lives in tho
collision, which occurred qff tho coast
ot Virginia. Tho trial Is being held before
Bedford A, Sargent, Inspector of hulls,
nnd David 11. Howard, inspector of boil
ers for tho Philadelphia district.
Captain Berry was represented by John
F. Lewis, a Philadelphia admiralty law
yer. Albert I.ee Thursmun, solicitor of
tho Department of Commerce, wan also
In opening the caso tho local board of
Inspectors announced that ovcry phase ot
the collision would bo Investigated, not
only to establish responsibility, but also
with tho vlow of obtaining tho enactment
of congressional legislation to guard
against a recurrence of a similar acci
dent. Tlio construction of tho vessels,
conduct of craw and passengers, safety
appliances and tho rules ot tho sea aro
among tho things that will bo Inquired
Captain Berry was called and ho plcadod
not guilty to tho charges ugalnst him.
Among tho charges aru that ho did not
reduco speed during tho fog and did not
take timely action to avoid tho collision;
that ho did not ascertain whether tho
wireless operator of tho Nantucket was
on duty and that ho was careless In not
giving orders to tho wireless operator to
ascertain tho proximity ot other vessels.
Tho charges stated that ho did not shut
down his engine until ono minute before
Captain of Monroe
TJsed False Compass
When Ship Was Hit
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. lt-Captaln
Edward E. Johnson, commander of tho
Old Dominion liner Monroe, which was
sunk off the Virginia roast by tho Mer
chants and MinerH' steamship Nuntucket
that on the night of the disaster ho was
navigating his vessel with a steering
compass that was not true. There was
a standard compass aboard tho Monroo,
he admitted, but said It was tho custom
of vessel masters in tho coastwise trado
to navlgato ships with a steering com
pass. Captain Johnson told the story ot the
collision and ot notifying the quarter
master to get all the pussengers on deck.
Talk of Hevelone to
Run for State Office
Ono ot tho county treasurers, who :s
nttendtng tho annual convention now In
session at the Romo hotel, is Elmer L.
Hevelone, who Is spoken of fo; tho po
sltlon of state treasurer on tho repub
lican ticket next fall. Mr. Hevelone
Is serving his fifth year as county treas
urer of Gago county, where ho was
previously deputy treasurer. His friends
nrn urging him to run for tho position,
although he has nut yet announced
whether he will accept the iomlnatUn.
Some of his friends connected with the
association, havo endeavored to puss
a resolution endorsing him for the nom
ination, but he has always restrained
BY FEDERAL GRAND
Nineteen Counts Are Included in tho
True Bill Found Against
CAUSE OF THE BANK FAILURE
Wonderful Story of Financing Set
Forth in Indictment.
LEUBBEN IS ALREADY INDICTED
Certificates Issued to Persons Sup
posed to Be Fictitious.
KNEW BANK WAS TO BE CLOSED
Mnttcra I Chnrard with UraTftng,
Checks In Hnoh Way It Would Be
Several Days Before They
(From a Staff Correspondent)
LINCOLN, Fob. lt-(Speclal Tolegram.)
Nineteen counts In an Indictment
COOagalnst Thomas II. Matters found by
tho federal grund Jury today, tho money
Involved amounting to about $0,i0, covor
tho story ot tho failure ot tho First Na
tional bank of Sutton. Tho report of tho
Jry dotalls a system of finance carried
on by Matters in which false certificate
ot deposit negotiated by Matters lie at
tho foundation of tho fatlure.
Fifteen Counts Detailed.
Among thoso aro fifteen counts for
aiding and abetting M. L. Leubben, pres
ident of' tho bank, In Issuing and putting
forth certificates ot doposlt without the
authority ot tho board of directors; three
counts for misapplication ot moneys and
credits ot the bank, and ono more cover
ing tho Issuo ot falsa certificates of de
posit for several thousand dollars which
Matters disposed of to tho Portland Ce
ment company, receiving 340,000 in bonds
and 120,000 In stock ot tho company, which
were turned over to Georgo B. Darr of
Omaha, for which Matters received a
check-for IG.037.6l and notes of Koutsky,
Ladd & Perry for S12.CS0 and certificates
of tho Nebraska Traction and Power
company of 36,612.39. An Interest in a
decree of foreclosure on Qcrtrudo Hall,
tho woman's building of tho state uni
versity, recclvod In tho transaction, Mat
tern tried to havo Leubben take over,
but wns unsuccessful.
Deposited to Ills Ovtn Credit.
Matters, instead of depositing the sei
curitlcs received in tho First National
bank ot Sutton, deposited $5,500 of tho
Darr checks and JWW In roCe(ver'a certl
f!ea,tea..ln tha Jerclisnts' Rational bank
of Omaha, depository for tho Button
baplf.-torthfl-rrrirtllt or tho First National
batik of HUltbn.
Matters kept tf.376.01, paid to him by
Darr. and JfiOo pajl to him Jiy Uanfldll
K, Brown, untl charged" tho' Sutton bank
$715.1?, claiming ho had sold certificates
for that much discount, taking to his own
Efforts to Clean Vp.
Tho $31,000 In certificates of deposit,
which woro distributed about tho coun
try, falling In the hands of tho Innocent
purchasers, began to mature In Septem
ber, and camo Into the bank with no
funds to toko them up, and tho situation
grew desperate, and it was up to Leubben
and Matters to dig up some sort of a.
achome to snvo themselves. Matters then
prevailed upon Leubbon to Issuo $23,000
moro in certificates ot deposit and he
went to Darr and put up $50,000 in notes
to holp -out, They got back all of tho
$31,000 Illegal certificates except $14,000.
Conditions became worse, and on October
1 Matters, seeing that tho bank was about,
to tho end of Its career, began to try nnd
get back tho $25,000 in certificates issued.
Knew IlunU Was Falling;.
Matters mado another deal with Darr
to help tho thing along and had secured
about $14,000 of tho certificates when the
bunk closed its doors on November 4,
and no ono seemod to know it was com
ing but Leubben and Matters, the latter
still holding the $11,000.
It is charged in the indictment that
Matters was In tha habit of drawing
checks in such a way that it would he
several days before the paper would
rench tho bank on which It was drawn,
nnd thus gain n little tlmo on transac
tions, at times asking that the checks be
sent to some particular bank Instead of
tho Sutton bank.
Fictitious Names Aliened.
Partlts to whom tho false certificates
woro made out were nbt always real. In
two or threo Instances the certificates
woro made to H. W. Gray and C. 11.
(Continued on Page Threo.)
TEH PXASBS OX1 ASTSKTIgnTO
No. 8 Pure Food
Times change. The things we
eat and drink now rocelve more
scientific attention than ever
before In our history.
A few years ago It didn't
make much difference to any
of us where our food and drink
came from nor what It con
tained. But now even the most cas
ual reader of this newspaper
can not fall to observe the tre
mendous advance made in tho
quality and purity of all kinds
Beginning with baby's food
and extending through child
hood, young man and woman
hood, middle age and declining
years, people are taught to con
sider the things they eat and
their effect upon tho mind and
The newspaper advertising
of pure foods appearing during
1014 will make a most valuable
hand book of advice on this
very Important subject ot food
knowledge and food selection.
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