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VOL. XLJII-NO. 192.
SAVED FROM THE SEA
ON VERGE OF DEATH
IN DARKAND STORM
lour of Crew of foundered Charle
magne Tower, Jr., Near End
When Picked Up.
SEVENTEEN DRIFTING IN BOAT
Survivors Are Rescued by the
ALL SUFFERING FROM EXPOSURE
Some Lie in Bottom, So Everybody
Can Find Room.
BEAMS OF DOOMED SHIP OPEN
3Ien Hardly Have Time to Get Off
Ilrfore Steamer PlttiiRCa Ile
nenth AVaven Off Jersey m
NORFOLK, Va., March 8. ltesCcd from
their drifting long boat by merest 'chance,
the captain and sixteen- members of tho
crew of tho American steamer Charle
magne Tower, Jr., which foundered oft
the Jcisey coast yesterday morning, wcro
nlekrri tm bv thn steamer Bay Port late
VA.tlr.v nftAVtmrtn unrl lirnltirht In K(W. i
xt.., ,,i,. aii .ffrinn- i.
tensely from exposure that had mado
thera almost helpless to navigate their
boat Four .werAon tho verge of death.
The cscopo of tho -Tower's survivors
was a narrow one.
Off Barnegal they hoisted a light that
was barely visible through a blinding
snowstorm and gathering darkness. They
wero sighted by Captain Bcrnager of tho
Bay Tort Just as tho whaloback was
passing the small boat.
Nnmh from Cold.
The Bay Port put about and discov
ered the half frozen and snow-covered
men huddled in their frail craft. They
were numb from cold In order to make
room for all in tho boat some of tho men
wero forced to lie in the bottom. Tho
few who suffered most severely were
Quartermaster John Dowling, Stewart
Cecil Green and Fireman Webb and
Messman Ralph Holmes. They finally
were restored and landed with tho others
this afternoon. "
Tho survivors picked up by tho Bay
Port are: Captain II, C. Simmons, Chief
Engineer II. A. Wllber, Second Mate II,
Neaves, Third Mate C. P. "Whitney, First
Assistant Engineer IT, Albaln, Second As
sistant Engineer William Dqbar, Quar
tcrmaster John Dowllng and C. Boeh
son. M. Dickson, W. Walla, Louis Ed
wards, Bert Albln, Ed Elllfon, Cecil
Green, Ralph Holmes, M. Hcndrlcksen
and W. Webb.
Captain Simmons did not know of the
rescue oj: rirsi umcer xnompson, one
, fireman and tWQ.jseamen until his Arrival
In port as when last seen these men
were struggling In tho surf, their small
' boat having been aw'ampcd
Decide to lirlft.
The larger boat put toward the open
sea tearing a similar fate. Unable to
make headway in the rough sea, which
poured water into their little craft, almost
as fast R8 It could bo bailed out, the men
decided to drift and depend on being picked
tip. They huddled together so benumbed
and watersoaked that they scarcely cared
toward the last what their fate mlght-t4.
It was S o'clock and snowing hard when
they saw the lights of the Bay Port, and
they set off a torch. Had this not been
seen, Captain Simmons said, ho and his
men could hot have survived many more
In explaining the foundering of the
Charlemagne Tower, Jr., Captain Sim
mons said that Its bottom opened and
water poured in at such a rato that in a
few hours the ship was tilled to its upper
beams. He and his men barely had time
to get off In the only two small boats
the steamer carried before it plunged to
First Mate Thompson and three men
took to1 tho small boat and were picked
up a few hours later. The Charlemagne
Tower. Jr.i was pwned by tho Southern
AIISIT." AT SACRAMENTO.
Company at Militia Ordered Out to
SACRAMENTO, Cal., March S.-Sacra
mento wrestled alt day with the unem
ployed problem, precipitated by the ur
rival here of "General" Kclley's army, on
Its way to Washington. Tonight no solu
tlon hadbeen reached, but a company of
the state militia had been ordered out by
Adjutant General Forbes to guard the
arsenal, whero a largo quantity of arms
and ammunition is stored, and to bo in
readiness to answer a riot call. Com
panies at Orovllle, Stockton, Chlco and
Woodland were notified to 'kold them
selves Id readiness for similar service.
Mora than 300 recruits Joined' the army.
(Continued on Page Two.)
For Nebrasku and Iowa Fair.
Tmp?atare a umann Yesterday.
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Comparative Local rtecord.
1914. UU 1312. 1311.
Highest yesterday 41 es 28 49
Lowest yesterday. H 13 41
Mean temperature 33 M 18 12
Precipitation 00 .00 T r
Temperature and precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature. ..,,,,,,,,,, r S3
Excess for the day 1
Total excuss since March 1 U
Normal precipitation .04 Inch
Deficiency for the day...., Winch
Total rainfall ulnce March 1. ...... T
Deficiency since March 1 .Jl Inch
Deficiency for cor. period. 1913 31 inch
Lxcesa for ror period. 1912 . ,0i Inch
L. A. WELSH. Local Forecait.r.
X indicates trace it precipitation.
ENDOW MENDELSSOHN CHOIR
Leading Citizens Guarantee $5,000
for Local Concerts.
MAKE IT PERMANENT IN OMAHA
Additional IMnn Is to Unable the
Choir to Branch Out to Other
Cities irlth Its Great
".Make the Mendelssohn Choir a -permanent
Back of that slogan Is. not only the
management of this great choral body.
but ronrescntatlvo men nndBfeeen of
In plain words, a move
foot to perpetuate, In
this organization so
mpio u iu
proceed with Its ai
s of cotH
certs In Omaha a
ers It may
arrange, and t
Hon to visit
other cities an
In time make
rogrcss has been
made with this
the management of
tho Mendelssohn choir has announced the
guarantee of a fund of $3,000 to Insure
tho financial success of these annual
concerts in Omaha given In association
with tho Chicago Symphony orchestra,
formerly the Theodore Thomas orches
tra. List of Guarantor.
This guarantee was subscribed by the
O. V. Wattles.
C. T. Kountze.
A. C Smith.
IT. M. Rogers.
L. L Kountze.
F. IT. Davis.
John L. Kennedy,
E. M. Andreescn.
M. C. Peters.
N. P. Dodge, Jr,
W. IT. Bucholz.
F. A. Nash.
F. 11. Johnson.
N. II. iAjomls.
W. D. Hosford.
I. W. Carpenter.
Charles II. Plckrns.
Beaton Drug Co.
E. P. Peck.
12. S. Wcstbrook.
L. C. Nash.
N. B. Updike.
Wart M. Burgess,
C. E. Yost.
W. IT. McCord.
. L. Brandcts &
William H. Koenlg,
Charles C. George.
M. T. Barlow.
George F. Gllmorc.
G. W. Holdrego.
W. 8. Baslnger.
F. S. Cowglll.
. W. Dixon.
Success Under T. J. Kelly.
Mendelssohn Choir, under the direction
and leadership of Thomas J. Kelly, husl
had a remarkably successful career thus
far and with this organized support on
the part of leaders In the civic, social
and business life of the city It Is confi
dently believed that tho choir will be
made even more or a success in tne iu-
ture and placed upon a thoroughly ' sub
stantial and permanent basis,
The unanimous sentiment is, "Omilu
must maintain this choir as an Omaha
institution." Now that the city has be
gun to take advantage of Its artlstlo
talents and opportunities for becoming
a center of muslo and art, a very enthusl
aatlc local pride is asserting Itself In bo-
half of the Mendelssohn Choir.
Of course, when the choir essays the
taste of giving concerts in other clttcs
ltwlll-not be? neecrauryfor- -it-to make
any elaborate Introductions of Itself, for
It has already been rather well exploits!
by, the famous Chicago Symphony Or
chestra, with which It has been asso
elated in Its Omaha concerts.
Known In Musical Centers.
The fact Is, the choir Is now known in
the musical centers of this country, and
thaj; very favorably. In 'this connection
it might be timely to quote the editor
of tho New Tork Musical Courier,
Leonard Ltebllng, one of .the leading mu
sical writers anywhere. He has visited
Omaha and seen tho Mendelssohn Choir
In action under Mr. Kelly and here is
a portion of an extended comment he
published in his noted paper:
I attended a rohearsal of tho Mendels
sohn Choir and for two -and one-half
hours I listened to choral singing that
was a constant delight and to choral con
ducting than which I have' experienced
none more Intelligent, searching, tempet
amcntal and uroductlvo of artistic re.
suits. Faultless Intonation, instantaneous
attack, dynamics and tonal shadings of
all degrees wero some of tho virtues ex
hibited, but most of all I was struc't
with the concentration of the conductor
and his singers upon beauty of tone qua! -ity.
That was tre keynote of nearly
everything he said to his choir that even
ing, ana he impressed the point upon
them through exhortation, illustration,
quip, anecdote and Incessant rehearsal in
sections and ensemble.
The dates of the coming concerts at the
Omaha Auditorium are May 18-19, in
elusive. Thomas J. Kelly will have
charge of the Mendelssohn Choir , as
usual and Frederick Stock of the Chi
cago Symphony Orchestra,
Work in Christian
Land, Says Gibbons
NEW ORLEANS, March S.-,,Prohlbl
tlon never will be enforced in a Christian
country," said Cardinal Gibbons, in a
statement made public here today. Car
dinal Gibbons Is paying his annual visit
to his brother, John T. Gibbons, of this
"While I am an ardent advocate of
temperance, I am intuitively persuaded
that prohibition cannot be enforced in
this country," continued Cardinal Gib.
bons. "It is calculated to make hypo
crites and lead to the manufacture of
illicit whisky, replacing the good mate
nai wun tno Daa, wnne at the same
time robbing tho government of the le
PROMISED OVER THE EAST
3S WASHINGTON, March 8.-Hope for a
35 I week of bracimr. seasonable weather with
generally fair skies was held out tonight
by the weather bureau forecasters to
practically even' section of the storm
battered, snow and ice covered country.
"No Important storm is charted to crosa
the country during the week," said the
TWO DIRECTORS OF SOCIAL
SETTLEMENT BODY PICKED
Mrs. Harry Burkley and Mrs. E. W.
Nash were added to the board of di
rector! the Omaha Social Settlement
society at a meeting held yesterday in the
Young Women's Christian association.
Judge Howard Kennedy made a short ad
dress to the gathering, telling of the good
.the organization could accomplish.
WOMEN MAKE PLANS
Form First Association in Nebraska
to Oppose "Votes for All"
WILL ACTIVELY ENTER LISTS
Expect to Try to Convert Those Now
of Different View.
WILL DEPEND ON LITERATURE
May Givo Factory Workers Other
Side of Question.
BAN PUT ON "UNLADYLIKE ACTS"
Effort to Me Jlndc to Knllst Sym
pathy of Teachers Mrs, ISd
nrnrd Porter Peck Tem
Mrs. Edward Porter Peck was elected
temporary chairman and Mrs. William
Archibald Smith secretary of the first
antl-suffrago organization in Nebraska
at a meeting held Saturday afternoon at
the homo of Mrs. Peck. Tho policy of
the new organization, as voiced by one
of Its membors, will be directly opposed
to that of the suffrage organizations.
"Instead of speeches, arguments and un
ladylike conduct, we will go quietly on
our way, seeking only to convert those
that we meet In our dally rounds,'' she
declared. The only plan of action so far
decided upon was the distribution of
anti-suffrage literature, although a sug
gestion was mado that oppostcion argu
ments bo placed before tho working girls
in the large factories.
A littlo excitement was caused by tho
revival of the accusation that the society
women of Omaha had taken up the anti
suffrage' movement merely as a fad.
Those present were of tho opinion that
tho future would tell whether they wcro
Will Visit Teacher
A little discussion was also aroused as
to the opinions of Omaha's teachers on
the question. It being generally agreed
that tho teachers' Influcnco meant a great
deal In the spread of the movement. Some
of tho women volunteered to visit the
teachers In their ward schools, but
whether that would bo construed by the
Board of Education aa a violation of the
law prohibiting tho discussion of political
questions In tho school buildings was not
taken Into consideration.
Mrs. Peck and Mrs. J. W. Crumpacker
were tho principal Speakers. Mrs. Peck
dwelt on the fact that thesuKralfeyrnOvo
incnt had grown nC'strariffj&knjKs perils
seemed so lmmlnemittUSt thcF'could no
loneer be evadeiLXhe advocated the con'
vorslon -of theMndlfferent and timid
women, emphasizing especially the . ap
peal to tho Individual.. All agreed that It
jTaa-waate-of-timtr. to attempt Ho .con
vert tho suffragists. -.
Bnffrao-e Movement DniiHeroim
Mrs. 'Crumpacker said In' part: "There
Lara elements, of danger to some women
in tho suffrage movement that all women
must recognize. Equally great Is the
danger to tho state. la thero nothing
else to be done or the uplift of mankind-
work for which women aro peculiarly
fitted, that they must needs enter tho
political arena? To carry on a govern
ment, calm rcaijqn is needed more than
any other faculty. Tno actions or tno
English militants, with their Immense
self-confidence but small capacity, prove
their unfitness. There is nothing to bo
obtained by the ballot that cannot be
securjcd by tho exercise. of Influence. We
stand on the principle that home la tho
center of all things, the very highest
Anglo-Saxon Ideal so truo and bo In
spiring that no Institution has been found
to rival it. Tha future of this country
depends on tho mothers, not on the legis
lation. Politics Is only modified warfare
and calls' for everything that Is adverse
to the true character of woman. In
entering the political field, sho abandons
the truo weapons she possesses for those
she is unable to wield."
The next meeting will be held Friday
fternoon at 2:S0 at the home of Mrs.
of Union Pacific to
Gather in Omaha
Early In April tho former employes of
tho Union Pacific Railroad company who
have been retired on pensions will gathor
In Omaha for the purpose of organizing
the Union Pacific Pensioners' assocli
tlon. The railroad company will defray
the expenses and the pensioners will bo
the company's guests from tho time they
leave home until they return.
There are about 2u0 pensioners on the
Union Pacific payroll and they are scat
tered over all parts of the United States.
The company wilj send each, transporta
tion to and from Omaha. After the as
sociation is organized the' company will
give the men a banquet, at one of the
hotels. The first President will be an
Omaha man, most probably' tho veteran
baggagemaster, Andrew Traynor, ono of
the oldest employes In the service, but
now retired.' Vice presidents will be se
lected to represent tho ' principal cities
embraced in tho railroad system, begin
ning with Council Bluffs.
WRITES MRS. WILSON IN
BEHALF OF MRS. WAKEFIELD
HARTFORD, Conn., March 8.-A letter
sent to Mrs. Woodrow Wilson, wife of the
president of the United States, asking her
to request her husband to intervene for
tha llfo of Mrs. Bessie Wakefield, who
Is at the state prison under sentence of
death, has been received at the governor's
office in the capital. That Mrs. Wilson
brought It to the attention of tha presi
dent and he took at least semi-official
cognizance of it Is shown by the fact
that he turned the natter over to the
rational department of Justice.
The letter waa written to Mrs. Wilson
by Mrs, William T. Hall of Melvern, Pa.
Italian Cabinet Ilealicns,
HOME, March 8.-Prcmler aiollttl today
natlfied King Victor Emmanuel of the
resignation of his cabinet.
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PARK AGTIVEAGAINST DRINK
Famous Metropolis of France Cur
tailing Saloon Lioenses,
GERMANY AND ITALY BUSY
Liquor Question la Tlecrlvln- Con-
aldernble Attention In Tlerlln
Koine and Other of the
Larjie Cities, -
PARIS, March 8.-A bill to stop the
opening of. nrry-m6ro drrnKlrig" "es&bllsli.;
ments in Franco is to bo prosentcd to
Parliament aa tho opening wedge for the
uiu-niconouo campaign which is being
taken up anew by temperance advocates.
Here are some of the facta, with which
they aro trying to drive homo tho need
If the drinking places already eatab-J
llshed wero so apportioned thero would
be one for every group of eighty in
habitants of France.
In some districts drinking places are
so thickly placed that there Is on for
every seventeen persons.
Now drinking places are springing up
throughout the country at tho rato of six
Moro alcoholic drink, Including wines,
Is consumed In Franco than in any other
natjon In the world. .
In' tho form of spirits alone lt"ls esti
mated that 32.1CO0O.O0O worth waa drunk
In France during 1911.
"Complete prohibition Is 'beyond tho
wildest dreams of any i-fcnch temper
ance reformer," says Henri Schmidt, who
Is author of the bill about to come be
fore tho House of Deputies, "and the
most we can hope nt present Is to forbid
the opening of any new saloons. By re-
fusing to grant new licenses wo hope in
the course of time, as some of tho present
drinking establishments fall or cease to
exist for other reasons, to reduce the
average of drinking places to one for eaoh
200 Inhabitants. We shall not, however, try
to prevent tho opening of restaurants
where drink is sold with meals."
Mme. Leon Brunschwclg, general secre
tary of tho French Union for Woman'a
Suffrage nnd a prominent temperance re
former, saya: "Antl-alcohollsm is one of
tho chief planks In our platform and
believe the grrtntfng of votes for women
will be tho only means of securing a
temperance majority in tjte French
Itullan Pharmacist lluay
rtriME. March 8. A committeo of
pharmacists has undertaken organized ef
fort to help cnfoioe tho new jaws against.
alcoholism In Italy, the outgrowth of the
(Continued on Pago Six.)
Wymore and Beatrice
Debate on "Busting"
Trusts Ends in Blood
WYMORI5, Neb., March 8.-8pecial
Telegram.) The decision of tho Judges,
though unanimous, three to nothing In
favor of Wymore In tho debate hore to
night between the teama of the Wymore
and Beatrice High schools, in the State
High fJchool Debating league, on tho
question of trust "busting," did not seem
final enough to the local fans.
They followed the visiting debaters and
rooters to the train, climbed on board
and Just aa it was about to start beat up
half a dozen of them. Gale Cummlngs,
one of ths Beatrice Demosthenes, and
Junto Jacks were battered up the worst. I
None received any more than skin-deep !
hurts. Some blood was spilled, however.
. One hundred ' tme down from Beatrice
In a special train.
The question In full was, "Resolved,
That the system of regulating the trusts
Is more effective than dissolving them."
Beatrice had the affirmative. Paul
Gain Cummlngs and NetU
Crangle made up the Beatrice team. John j breaking his left arm Just below the shoul
O'Brien. Mildred Wolsey and Thomas der The bone was broken square off.
I Emerson spoke for "ttyinore-
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Fields Are Ready to
BA8IN, Wyo., March 8.-(Bpcclul.)-Actual
production of nil Is about to begin
In tho Basln-Groybull oil fields, and In
preparation for thla Important work tho
Big Horn Oil and Gas company and the
Greybull Oil company aro at this tlma
clearing tho ground for iwo immense
steel tanks which are to vbn built on a
tract .of land Justnorth,pr thjQrrWjull,
'rfver ' ''-' " "
Each of these tank Is to hold 37,000
barrels. They will bo thirty feet high und
liavo a diameter of ninety and a half
feet. In addition to theso the companies
will also construct eight jOO-barro! tanks,
which aro toiba located nt tho site of
aa many oil wells In tho Basln-Groybull
This is a most Important step In this
field. Tho two companies referred to
are the only companies in thn Basin
Greybull field with oil wells. All others
who aro hero have yet to prove what they
liavo In the territory in which they pro
poso to drill. These companies have
seventeen oil wells nnd aro the owners
of a largo number of producing gaa wells.
As each of tho oil wells has been brought
in it has been capped and the companies
have merely wajted for" tho arrival of
patents which have long been delayed.
On March 3 tho Greybull Oil company
received final notice for two claims which
wcro released laBt fall upon petition of
tho people of the two towns, and they
are now preparing to gq ahead with pro
duction. MINOR IS EXPERIMENTING
WITH POTATO GROWING
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN. March 8.(8peclal.)-Deputy
State Auditor Walter L. Minor, who owns
a few farms up in tho Irrigated district
In Scott's Bluff county and has had ox-
perlense In raising potatoes, will mako
a test this seaaon, using aooui iniriy-
flve or forty varieties. He will not maka
the test onhle Irrigated farms, but wl'l
make It on a tract of land on tho out
skirts of Lincoln near his residence.
He will plant a row of eaoh variety
in an effort to discover what kind Is beat
adapted to this portion of tho state.
Mr. Minor Is a sort of Nebraska Bur-
bank and la continually experimenting
along agricultural lines. He believes that
aa soon as ho discovers which kind of
potato is pest adapted to this section ho
can make them grow on cactus plants Iu
place of the thorns.
DOUBT FELT WROTE LETTER
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
LINCOLN, Neb., March 8.-(SpecW.)
Federal court officials in Lincoln do no
put much stock in tha published state
ments that Cashier Bert Felt of the de
funct Superior National bank Is In San
Francisco, or that ho wrote tho letter
which Is claimed was received at his
Tlioy aro stronger In ever In their belief
that eomo person other than Felt wrote
the letter, or that it was written by some
friend who desired to sound, the reeling
here regarding tho missing oashlor with
a possible view of ascertaining what kind
of a reception he would recefve should
ho decide to return to Nebraska and give
No advice has been received by Assist
ant District Attorney Lane or any of the,
federals court officials, according to
Clerk McClay this morning.
Coiilrxetor Hurt lv Poll.
DAVID CITY, Neb.. March 8.-(Speclal
Telegram.) I. E. Doty, a well-known eon
tractor, slipped and fell while walking
ion the conrrete walks Saturday evening,
Jiie waa taken to the iJavld City hospital.
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4 I I11XV
CHARTER j 0
CAN'T PRUSSIANIZE DANES
Effort Made in Sohleswig-Holstein
Finally Considered Failure.
Will No't Be Weaned .from Their
Mother Country and (So Hnlld
Clubs and Organise to
BERLIN, March t Half a cn.turyot
effort to -Prusslai
fnUe Hne'-Mfilih' popula-
tlon of Schleswlg-Holstrln, which has
been passing in review- with tho semi
centennial celebration. ot'trre'Cdhqiierlrig of
,Uio provlnoe, Is "being generally con
sidered 4S a lajltue.
Tho Danish people of northern Bchleawig
aro today more unreconciled and more
anti-Prussian than ever. Although the
younger generation knowa nothing at first
hand of tho days when the province waa
Danish, the thousands of Danes have de
clined to participate In the celebration
which are being held.
By tho treaty of Prague, which .termi
nated the Prusso-Austrian war, Austria
renounced ull clnlm to Schleswlg-Ilolsteln,
but Insisted that there should be a
pleblsclt In northern Scbjeswlg, and that
If the Inhabitants of any defined district
should vote In favor of remaining Danish
subjects, such territory was to be reded
back to 'Denmark. Twelve years later,
at the Vienna conference, this paragraph
waa secretly revoked. Not until Feb
ruary, 1B79, was tho fact made known, aa
the result of which over 80,000 Danes loft
the province. But northern gchleawlg
from tho borders of Denmark an far
south an Flensburg la still occupied by
over 100,000 Danes. Practically the only
German speaking persons Jn the district
are the- Prussian officials.
Danes Sleet Situation
Efforts of the authorities to prevent
the Dane ijrojn coming together in asso- j,
ciations or outer gainenngs, mamtesiea
particularly In flireata of governmental
displeasure to the owners of suitable
halls, have been met by thn Danes
through the erection of some fifty as
sembly halls In various towns. They
still refer to themselves as "must-Prussians,"
Prussians by compulsion.
Much the samo state of affairs exists
In east Prussia and Posen among tha
Poles. Despite the fact that, unlike thi
Danes, they do not occupy any consider
able territory exclusively, they have
firmly resisted the Prussian efforts to
wean them from their mother tongue and
their own customs. Prussia lias expended
nearly 1200,000,000 In expropriating Polish i
land owners and settling Germans on the
land thus acquired, but the Polish land
holdings are probably larger today than
There are manifold indications that
rmssla'a treatment of alien races subject
to her Is to bo much severer in the
future. The Prussian authorities of a
small Danish town have Just refused to
permit the president of a Danish uni
versity to -wake a public address In the
Danish tongue on methods of combatting
the housefly. Permission to give a con
cert has been refused on the ground that
Danish songs appeared on tho program
beside songs from German composers. It
Is but a few weeks since Ronlrt Amund
sen was forbidden to lecture In Nor
wegian, a prohibition later rescinded in
face-of public sentiment. A series of six
addresses in Alsace by prominent French
public men was to have been completed
by an address by the editor of a Paris
paper. Tills address has just been pro
hibited, undoubtedly In compliance to in
structions from Berlin.
PIRATE GIVEN FIVE YEARS
IN SAN QUENTIN PRISON
BAN FRANCISCO, March 8. Five years
in Han Quontln waa the sentence Im
posed today on Captain A. D. Kelson, the
pirate who attempted to hold up the
ftesmer Wlllametta. commanded by Cap
tain Charles Reiner, off the coast of Los
Anjjele county, December 31,
FORGER IS KILLED
III STRUGGLE WITH
Murphy and Fleming Try to Arrest
J. H. Hooper, Who Whips Out
Qun Causing H's Death.
UNDER POLICE SURVEILLANCE
us Up Fight When Told He ia
Placed Under Arrest.
BUT ONE BULLET IS FIRED
Fleming Thought at First Murphy
Had Fired Fatal Shot.
MURPHY'S GUN IS NOT FIRED
Hooper Wa Wanted aii ur
Country for a. Lougr erte oi
Isomerics Wife Had Pound
of 111" Wronas.
Rli ucrllnr with police detectives to avoid
arrest for a long string of forgeries, J.
H. Hooper, stockbroker. 26 years old, and
alleged son of a former mayor of Boston,
was shot and killed at 11:20 o'clock yes
torday morning near Forty-eighth and
Dodgo streets. Detectives Edward Firm-'
ing and Frank Murphy, who wero en
gaged In the struggle, declare that Hooper
died with a bullet In his brain fired from
his own revolver and by hla own hand.
The killing took place directly In front
of the home of Erastus A. Benson, 4651
Dodge' street, where theof fleers had trailed
their quarry. For the last few days the
police have been watching the home of
C. W. Parncll, 4812 Farnam street, where
Hoqper'a wife Is staying, hoping that In
tlmo tho forger Granted In half, a dozen
cities would show up. Detectives Fleming:
and Murphy hod been wotchlng all who
entered and left tho house all Sunday
morning and soon after 11 o'clock they
saw their man leave and they followed.
Plneed Under Arrest.
Hooper saw th officers almost aa soon
as they saw him, and he walked rapidly
up Forty-eighth street. The officers over
hauled him in front of the Benson home,
and Fleming, who was about ten feet
ahead of Murphy, laid hla hand on
Hooper's ehouldor and exclaimed: "You're
At the word arrest, according to the
detectives, tho man wheeled, nnd in the
samo motion whipped a pistol from his
sldo overcoat pqeket and pressed the muz
zle against Fleming's side.
Fleming, who is an unusually strong
man, gripped thp map's wrist and bent It
t;p, thereby, getting out of range. The
struggle lasted only a few1 seconds. As
Murph.7 covered the intervening ten or
moro feet a shot; rang, ptuV -and Jlooper.
ci uui)J!:ii in x' icuiuim a Mima u 1114 men ,gu
to the sidewalk.
Fleming says he did .not have time to
draw his, own pistol and says Murphy did
not have his weapon, either, and that
Hooper fired hla own pistol as the muzzle
was aimed at his own head. It looked
like a case of suicide aa a last deaperato
means to avoid arrest, Fleming says.
The details are best Telated In the word
,of Detective Fleming?. .
"Keeping about twenty paces behind we
followed him down the west aide of Forty-eighth
street to Douglas, where he par
tlally Ttrrn.and saw us. Hearing a car
approaching, he started to run tor it, and
we also started to run, gradually closing
in on tilm as we came to Dodge. The ap
proaching crir, however, sroved to be go-i
ing in the wrong direction.
"He slackened his pace and crossed at
a walk to the southeast corner of Forty
eighth nnd Dodge street. Wo followed
and lie saW us. I was close behind him.
by this tlmo while Murphy was probabjy
ten yards behind me. I 'rapidly overhauled
him and placing a hand on hla shoulder,
aald, 'You aro under arrest'
!'At the word 'arrest' ITooper, who had
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from sties petpfe
Thlsconversatlon was ovcr
hcardUn a department store tho
Customer, pointing to some
rolls of cretonno "I want to
cover a window seat. Ia that
what 1 ought to have?"
Salesman "Yob, Madam, cre
tonne is used a great deal for
Customer My room is blue.
Which pattern do you think;
would bo best?"
Salesman "Any ono of these
three patterns would be all
Customer "How much ought
I to buy?"
Salesman "I would have to
know how long the window
"seat Is to tell you that."
Customer "Well, three people
can just squeeze Into It."
The listener moved away at
this point with a feeling of diB
gunt for the stupidity pf the
customer and admiration for
the courtesy and patience ot
This conversation, however,
gave a side light on the pollc.7
of our progressive shops.- It la
not ouly their desire to sell
but to serve you an well.
Shops that et this etandard
for themselves are the progres
sive ones that you enjoy pat
ronising. They plan to carry
the best Possible stock, to fill
your needs with courtesy and
dispatch, and to keep their cus
tomers and possible customers
Informed of -what they bava
and what they are doing
through their advertisements la
such newspapers as The B.
For reliable and up-to-d&t
advertising news, watch the an
nounoements of the reputably
dealers In Tha Bee.
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