Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, April 14, 1915, Image 11
9 THK m-;K: UMAHA. Wi;iNIlAY. WWW. 14. TREASURY CHIEFS ACCUSED OF PLOT McAdoo tnd Williams Are harged with Conspiracy by the Eifgi National Bank. INJUNCTIONS ARE DEMANDED WASHINGTON. April 13. Secre tary McAdoo of the Treasury depart ment and Comptroller of the Cur rency John Skelton Williamt were made defendants today in proceed ings begun in the District of Colum bia supreme court by the Riggs Na tional bank of Washington, which alleges that these officials have com bined and conspired to wreck that Institution. Temporary and permanent lnjunc tloni to halt the alleged conspiracy and to prevent the comptroller from making what the bank charges are unlawful demands for special reports of varlbus kinds ate sought from the court. Wants C'arfc on Bark. On portion of the prayer seek to restrain John Burke, treasurer of the , United States from payment into the treasury of 15,000, declared to be due to . the bank aa Interest en tl.000,000 of ' United States bonds deposited with the i comptroller against Its note circulation This Interest was withheld to cover penal i ties of $100, a day for failure of the bank 1 to make certain reports. Once paid Into the treasury, only an act of congress could set the $5,000 out. and Justice Mc rCoy late today granted a temporary In junction on this phase of the cases. The Justice then set April 18 as the day for answer by the defendants to show cause why permanent injunctions should not be Issued. . . The bank's bill of complaint covers eighty-six type written pages and con tain thirty-seven specific allegations designed to show that 1 the comptroller has , adopted unusual and legally ques tionable tactics la dealing with the in stitution. , . , Very Carlons'to Know. It recites that evidence of an unusual desire- for information concerning the bank ws shown by Mr. Williams shortly inner-he assumed the office of comptroller, more than a year ago, and has continued ever since. Prior to that time, in De cember, WlJi it says Mr. McAdoo charged officers of the bank with responsibility for publications, regarding the official conduct of the - defendant Williams, as assistant secretary of the treasury. When this charge waa denied by the officials the bill asserts,. Secretary McAdoo cursed Milton E. Ailes, a vice president of the bank, and said to C. C. Glover, its presi dent: 1 v 'Mr, Glover, you know what tbls means to the ytlggs National bank." "Meaning thereby." the bin adds, "that from that time on the power of the Treasury, department would be ag gressively used for the ruination . and destruction of the plaintiff bank in order to satisfy the personal malice and Ill-will of said defendants Williams and McAdoo at d shortly.' afterward the said defendants Wltltama and McAdoo began a series of persecution against the'pUnflft seal for trie., purpose of , Impairing pr - destfnj fng, lt;1. said, business thereby prostituting their high nubile office and violating their oath, in order to vent their personal vln dlctlveness. Refaeee to Bxplnln. Mr. McAdoo later wrote to Mr. Glover, the complaint states, declining to explain why such action should be taken, and announcing 'at the same time his Inten tion -of withdrawing all government funds from that bank. Subsequently, it is alleged, government deposits amount ing to over $1,300,000 were withdrawn om the. bank, including Panama canal deposits amounting at one time to $1,158,- That a number of women have been vletlms of mock mama performed by fake Justice of the peace at a road bouse Just out of Council Fluffs was re vealed yesterday. There have been tour FAKE WEDDINGS PERFORMED Four Cases of Women Victimised Into Mock Marriages by Fake Justice Become Known. DETAILS OF TWO OF THE CASES NELSON, EDITOR OF LC. STAR, IS DEAD One of Most Noted Newspaper Pub lishers of Nation Succumbs After long Illness. WAS A NATIVE OF INDIANA KANSAS CITY. April IS,. Wll- cases reported to the authorities and It is llam Rockblll Nelson, editor and r resumed that several more such occur ttnecs have happened. The matter was first called to tlie at tention of Council Bluffs authorities when several women applied at the office ot the clerk of the courts la the owner ot the Kansas -City Star, died at his home here this morning. Mr. Nelson, who was 74 years old. had been In ill-health several months and had been confined to bis home since Bluffs to Inquire about licenses. Last i hBi December. TJreatnlc poisoning week an Omaha woman telephoned to Clerk Tolllnger to ask if a marriage li cense had been Issued to her daughter who was then living In Omaha with a rran to whom she told her mother she had been married In Council Bluffs last Tuesday. The marriage certificate the daughter showed the mother did not look genuine and the mother became aus picious. Search of the marriage license record showed that no license had been Issued to the young woman and the mati she believed she had married. Another Omaha woman went to the clerk's office a few days sgo to look through the marriage license record. She lecame so greatly agitated as she turned the pages that the attention of ClerK Tolllnger was attracted. In answer to his queries she told him she had been mar ried on a license that was supposed to have been Issued at the moment of clos ing the office a few days before. She said she had accompanied the man to whom she was wedded from her home In Omaha. They crossed the river In a street car and her flan-.-o left her at one of the 10-cent stores while he went to the court house to secure the license. When ho returned he told her It was too late to be married by a Council Bluffs. Jus tlce for the reason that aU of the offices closed at 6 o'clock. Taken In Taxlcab. "He told me," said the worried woman, "that there was a Justice living Just out side the city whom he knew and who would marry them at ' his home. He urged me to take a taxlcab and go there with him. I consented- We drove ds. rectly to the, place on Bast Broadway and found the Justice apparently waiting for us. He looked solemn and Deemed to know his business. The light was very dim and I couldn't see his features clearly, but he wore a full black beard. He read a paper that was handed hln and said, 'The license Is all right,' and then married us by a formula that didn't seem to have much meaning or reference to the marriage rites." Details of two other cases of women who we're taken there under like circum stances are lacking. ' fro del These withdrawals were brought about by Secretary McAdoo, it is charged, at a time when the European war and the business depression in the United States had made banks, husband their resources, and "In a- deliberate attempt to wreck the plaintiff bank, in the execution of tint conspiracy existing between hlra and the defendant Williams for that pur pose." , .' Further complaint Is made that Mr. Williams as treasurer of the Bed Cross oe'ety hsd the funds it kept en deposit With the Riggs bank removed to other Institutions. . )....' Many Reports Seagbt. For almost a year, the bill avers, the comptroller has bombarded - the Rlgg National with demands for special re ports of many sorts, exoeedlag the in quisitorial and visitatorial powers vented tn him. The bank declares that It has made an effort to comply with these de Inends, has worked its clerks early and ate to do se. but that requests for a gtfle time have been met with refusals, ind In some .Instances with a reminder that failure to make reports ssked by a totnpt,roller involves a penalty of $100 for lach day after a report Is demanded and tot rendered. Exact figures as to pe.n il Wee the comptroller may hold the bank las incurred tn ,thls connection, the bill ita'es. are not clear, but It estimates that at must be at least JlfcO.Oofc' . In making some of these demands, the tank alleges that Mr. Williams has vio lated the fourth and fifth amendments to the constitution, prohibiting unreasonable learehes and aeisuree and forcing any ine to be a witness against himself. University Club Dance at Fontenelle More than 160 coup attended the Uni versity club's dancing party at the Hotel Fontenelle last evening. The ball room seemed to attract prac tlcally all of the guests for the greater part of the evening, despite the fact that many tables In adjoining private dining rooms were available for those who wished to indulge' in "bridge. The party formed the finale of social efforts on the part of the club until the opening of the new club rooms about the middle of June. Messrs Osgood Eastman, Samuel Rees, Jr.; John Latenser and Frank . Selby formed a committee to arrange foj the party. caused his death, according to physi cians. Mr. Nelson took an active part in the management of the Star up until about a month ago when his condi tion changed for the worse. Although his physicians constantly ad vised against the part he was taking dur ing the last tew months. In the manage ment of the paper, he refused to obey them. During the last month, however. Mr. Nelson has been conscious only at In terval. At each period his mind was clear and he constantly eked questions about his newspaper and the members of Its staff. Native of Indiana. Mr. Nelson was born In Fort Wayne, Ind., March 7. 1M1. He came ot two cen turies of American ancestors. Mr. Nelson was educated at Notre Dame university. After a short experi ence as a youngster In cotton growing la Georgia, Just after the war, he returned to Indiana and became a general con tractor. He engaged tn the building of roads, pavements and bridges, and was associated Ir a contract for the construc tion ot the southern Illinois state peniten tiary. Admiration for the reform work of Sam uel J. Tilden brought him In contact with that democrat, and when only 34 years old, he became TUden's Indiana campaign manager. His Interest in political leader ship made him turn to newspaper work as the best way to Influence men in the mass. He bought an Interest in the Fort Wayne Sentinel, and a business reverse determined him to devote all his tlmte to Journalism. His Early Work. He and his Fort Wayne partner. Sam uel E. Moras, sold their Fort Wayro In terests, went to Kansas City and started the Evening Star as a little four-page afternoon newspaper on September 18, 1880. Mr. Moras withdrew from the en terprise after a few months on ar count of ill health and Mr. Nelson continued ss sole owner and editor-ln-chlef. Almost from the first issue the Star urged the necessity of paving the streets of getting a park system, ef building at- tractive houses, of planting shrutbery and trees. Mr. Nelson, himself, had the trees set along the first Kansas City boulevard. He was constantly instigating movements for city betterment. ' In politics he was, as he often said. "Independent, but never neutral." But he would never consider any elective or appointive position. In 1881 Mr. Nelson married Miss Ida Houston. Their one chUd, a daughter. Mrs. Irwin R. Klrkwood, lives In Kansas City. - " Natives See a Man Marooned on Floe NOMK. Alaska, April U Natives hunt ing seal last winter are reported in mall advices received from l-y Cape, on the Arctic coast near latitude 70, to have seen a white man marooned on an Ice floe, which was drifting tn a southwest erly direction toward Wrangel Island. Whether the man waa a member of VII-hal.lniut- Stefansson's Canadian Arctle j expedition or was a survivor of the wrecKra wnanrtg scnooner .ifw jrrBvjr, the natives wre unable to determine. When the natives first saw the man he waa on a large ice pack separated from them and the shore Ice by a wide stretch of water. At first they thought he was a hunter from their tribe, but upon reaching shore learned that the man was not a native. The hunters immediately hurried out en the Ice to try to rescue the marooned man, but before they reached the lead separating the floe from the shore Ice, a strong offshore wind had sprung up, carrying the Ice far to sea. The man waa walking slowly In same direction as the moving Ice. the Ship Captain Routs Air Foes with Rifle LiONTON, April IS "Armed with a rifle. Captain Sharp of the British steamer Berula. which has arrived here, successfully repulsed an attack made upon his steamer by a large uerman hydroplane and a smalt aeroplane oft the Noordhlnder Ughtanip." ssys Reuter's Amsterdam correspondent. The seroplane first approached the ship, dropping bombs, which fell into the a. As It returned to the attack, Cap In Sharp fired upon It with a rifle. hitting the machine several times and damaging one of Its wings. Then the hydroplane took up the attack, but It also was driven off. Captain Sharp says he Is convinced the aeroplane was se badly damaged that it was unable to reach Zeebrurae." Washington Affairs to meet competition via the Panama canal bv making rates that will divert freight to points Just east of the Pacific clear in a hearing before Interstate Com merce Commissioner Clark on the adjust ment of rates in so-called back-haul ter ritory. . - Mrs. Madeline ' Edison Sloans, only daughter of the Inventor, Thomas A. Edison, has accepted Secretary Daniels' Invitation to act as sponsor for the sub marine 1-8. now building at the Ports mouth, N. H., navy yard, aud which will be the first submarine equipped with the new Edison battery. . The launching will not take place for several months. Several ' prominent missionaries have cabled from Peking to the government, stating it is said that they thought It their di'ty to call the attention of United .States officials to the gravity of the situation arising out of the Japanese de mands, upon China. President WUson accepted an Invitation to apeak in Philadelphia, May 10, before a iarne grou He was roue holding a meeting to impress American ideals on foreigners who have recently become American citizens. Rent room quick with a Bee Want Ad. Boosters. Culls from the Wires The country's banking system has been changed from "one of the worst" to one of the best, Charlea S. Hamlin, gov ernor nf the Federal Reserve Doarrt, said In a speech at San Francisco. The re serve bank act he said, was the means of effecting the alteration. Ignatius J. Chlleekl, lawyer and private honker who In 1911 fled from Chicago with clients and depositors clamoring for more than $100,000 of their money which he de mi ..j h hail lost in aamblina. died to day in the tuberculosis ward of a Chi cago hospital, a charity patient, under an assumed name. ud of new American Chinese. i-h Interested with the idea of Movements of Ocean Kteninera. Port. Arrived. Sailed. NEW YORK Vtntura. NKWVORK Niagara NEW YORK ... 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That modern warfare costs too much money; that the armament must he so well equipped at a great outlay of tlmo and money: the growing Interdependence of commercial relations: the spread of peace propaganda; Interchange ot educa tkm and scholarship; the growing spirit of altruistic fellowship and religious brotherhood: the popular Intelligence and growing democracy of the world, were oiled as reasons sdvanced why there would be no more war, "None of these forces was sufficiently focused to prevent a world war. When ever the strain of nationality has been pitted against the International, It has not withstood the test. Nationality has not .err icntlc "iiv-sr rtlrnt to Inter 'na tionality. We must reorganise these forcea, then, to emphasise the supremacy of the International element.'" That the rules of International law should bo ol served and not changed while war Is In progress was another point rm-phaslseil. 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