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    The Omaha Daily Bee
More (tore newi m
than other papers.
"The great market place"
VOL. XLVI. NO. 173.
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Jones Substitute Motion Ac
cepted by Nebraskan and
Wins Way Through the
' Upper House.
Wilson's Note Itself Not Ap
proved, But Request for
, Terms Is Endorsed.
Washington, Jan. 5. Senator Jones'
lubstitute for the Hitchcock resolu
tion endorsing President Wilson's
peace note, which approves the re
quest for peace terms without endors
ing the note itself, was passed late
, today by the senate.
By a vote of 27 to 35 the senate re
jected Senator Gallinger's substitute
tor the Hitchcock resolution.
The vote was 48 to 17. Proeressive
' republican senators voted solidly with
the democrats tor the substitute.
One Demo in Negative.
One democrat, Senator Martine of
. New Jersey, voted in the negative,
The vote follows:
Ayes Democrats, Bankhead, Bryan,
Chamberlain, Chilton. Fletcher, Hard
" wick, Hitchcock, Hollis, Hughes,
Johnson, South Dakota; Kern, Kirby,
Lane, Lee, Lewis, Martin, Newlands, Pittman Pnm.wnf Rang.
. dell, Reed, Robinson, Saulsbury, Shaf-
roth, iheppard, Shields, Simmons,
Smith. Arizona: Smith. Georgia;
Smith, South Carolina; Stone, Shan
non, Thomas, Tillman, Underwood,
Vardaman. Walsh 38. '
Republicans, Borah, Clapp, Cum
mins, Curtis, Jones, Kenyon, Lippitt,
Morris, Sterling, Townsend 10. Total
ayes, 48.
Noes Republicans, Brady, Brande-
gee, Clark, Uallinger, Harding, Loage,
McCumber, Nelson, Page, Poindexter,
Sherman, Smoot, Walsworth, Watson,
Weeks, Works 16.
Democrat, Martine. Total noes 17.
Accept Substitute.
Washington. Jan. 5. Senator
Hitchcock late today accepted as a
substitute fcr his resolution endors
ing the president s peace note one
offered by Senator Jones, republican,
which annrovea not the note, but the
president's request for a statement of
peace terms by belligerent nations.
' Apparently referring to the subma
rine situation, Senator Lewis during
his 'speech declared:
."Da vou feel that the people of this
nation are in such temper that they
ran vr airain allow aiiv command-
-r-W Ships, ihy captains ot armies,
any officer of diplomacy, to visit upon
iliia rnnntrv an iniurv to a citizen or
property and escape on an excuse of
misconception ot orders or zeai 01 an
ojficer? -. ' '
"If these conditions again be re
peated," he continued, "America will
not again accept that form of apology
and will resent and punish to the full
extent of its power. No amount of
logic of pacification would prevail.
"I say, continuance of war means
war with the United States and in tnis
I have never a doubt of the compre
hension of the United States" and
faith in the sagacious foresight of the
officials of the administration in the
effort looking to bring about peace
with Europe that we might maintain
peace in America.
Senator Lewis declared, however,
lie did not agree with the contention
of Senator Lodge that adoption of
the Hitchcock resolution would mean
an endorsement of Secretary Lan
sing's statement that- the United
States was being drawn nearer to the
"But let me say on ray own author
ity," he said, "that I agree with the
sentiment expressed from any quarter,
whether by the secretary of state or
anyone else, that this war cannot con
tinue without America being involved
in the conflict."
When Senator Lewis finished, Sen
ator Borah, republican, began an argu
ment, contending "If the senate acts,
it will intrude itself in an affair of ut
most delicacy and grave import with
out information other than in the
newspapers and general sources."
The Weather
For Nebraska Fair, rising temperaure.
Temperature at Omaha Yesterday.
Hour. Dpic.
5 a, m 16
6 a. m 17
f a. m 19
8 a. m 39
I a. m 20
10 a. m 21
11 a. m 24
12 in 27
1 p. m 32
2 p. m 34
3 p. ra 36
4 P. m 37
6 p. m 3ft
p. m.
7 p. in
8 p. m 34
Comparative Loral Record.
.. . ' 117. 1(16. 1915. 18H.
yjthfnt ystfinSay.... 8T Zfi 44 29
yMweat yesterday. . . . 17 1 29 Ifi
Mean temperature... 27 14 26 22
r Precipitation .00 T .14 T
Temperature aritt precipitation departures
, from the nonnanl at Omaha alnce March 1,
and compared wUh the last two years:
Normal temperature 21
Kzcess for the day 0
Total excess since March 1 219
Normal precipitation 02 Inch
Deficiency for the day........ .02 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1. .10.72 Inches
leflclency since March 1 12. 6:i Inches
Iloflclenvy for cor. period, 1916. 1.94 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period. 1914. 2.61 Inches
Beports From citations at 1 P. M.
Htatlon and State Temp. High-' Raln-
of Weather. 7 p. in.
rheyonne, clear 40
Denver, clear 44
Den Moines, clear 28
Dodge City, clear...... 38
lender, part cloudy 38
North riatte, clear 38
Omaha, deaf H
Puelilo, clesr 4ti
Rapid City, cloudy 48
Salt Lake part coludy... 28
Hherldan, part cloudy. 60
Sioux city, clear 28
Valentine, part cludy.. 38
Adjournment Taken Until Tues
day to Permit Committees on
Committees to Make
Their Assignments.
Richardson County Member
May Be Chosen to Guide
Money Matters.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 5. (Special.) During
the adjournment of the legislature,
which will not meet until Tuesday,
the committees on committees of the
two houses will endeavor to line-up
the members for the dffferent assign
ments, though all may not be assigned
to the places they arc eventually to
occupy. -
Chairmen of the two committees
have announced that nothing will be
given out until the whole list is com
plete, but it is rumored the most im
portant places have already been
filled. There does not appear to be
much of a scramble for any of the
Reishick of Richardson will prob
ably be chairman of the finance, ways
and means committee of the house,
and Kohl of Wayne will have his old
place as chairman of a like commit
tee in the senate.
Normal School Fight.
The old protest against any mem
ber of the finance committee of either
house coming from a district where
there is a state normal school, has
again been brought up by Liggett of
It is said that Ollis may get the
chairmanship of schools in the house
and that the chairmanship of cities
and towns may again go to Richmond
of Douglas. There is some opposition
to' Richmond on the Douglas county
delegation, and Bulla and Shannon
are especially interested in commit
tee assignments, which it is said they
fear will harm their chances if Rich
mond gets an important chairman
ship, like that of cities and towns.
How Sass May Land.
Sass of Sarpy may land the chair
manship of the committee on rail
roads. This assignment was held by
Regan of Platte last session. Ander
son of Boyd is said to want the com
mittee on roads, but it is pretty well
understood that Soren Fries of How
ard will have his old place as chair
man of that committee if he wants
it. Fries has been chairman of the
committee many years, having served
she termfc in the' legislature and' now
starting the seventh. He has for
two or more sessions been chairman
of the committee on claims, and his
efficient work along that line has
made him a valuable member of the
May Give Way.
It is possible that he may give way
on roads to Anderson, if the latter
desires the assignment, so that he can
put in most of his committee time on
the claims committee. Fries is well
known to be fair and willing to
(-change his mind if there is evidence
enough to justify it ana tnat is tne
kind of man the claims committee
needs for its chairman.
In the senate, outside of the finance
committee, there appears to be little
juggling for jobs. Some of the mem
bers would like to be on certain com
mittees, but as far as the public
knows they are not making any
threats if they don't get what they
Federal Court Holds
Session On Trans
continental Train
San Francisco. Cal.. Ian. 5. On a
Southern Pacific limited train, which
left here late yesterday tor the east,
special sessions of the United States
district court will be held. No wit
nesses will be examined, it was an
nounced, but attorneys will argue be
fore United states District Judge
Benjamin F. Bledsoe of Los Angeles
the admissability of certain evidence
in the so-called fraud suits, in which
the government is seeking to cancel
patents on California oil lands ac
quired by the Southern Pacific com
pany. hor the convenience ot witnesses
for the defense Judge Bledsoe con
sented to hold court in New York
January 19r This is the second trans
continental trip taken Dy tne court
and its attaches in this case.
The traveling expenses of the
court in this case will be heavy, as
sessions have been held in San
Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego.
Fresno, Cal.; Washington, D. C; and
now in New York.
Greek Government Rejects
Part of Entente's Remands
London, Jan. 5. The Greek govern
ment, acting in harmony with the
kine. has decided to reject certain
clauses of the entente note demanding
reparation m consequence ot the re
cent fighting at Athens, Rueter's cor
respondent at Athens telegraphs.
1 he Oreek government is ready to
discuss the other demands made by
the allies. It has been determined
not to declare war on the entente, but
to submit passively to all coercion,
relying upon ultimate recognition by
the powers that blockade is an un
merited punishment.
The demands of the entente, pre
sented late last month, require an
apology and other measures of repara
tion for the attack on entente forces
at Athens, re-establishment of control
by the allies ,of Greek railways, tele
graph lines and posts and a large re
duction in the number of Greek troops
under arms.
Companies at Fort Crook Are
Stripped of Uniforms and
Forced Into Condemned
Assert They W,ill Not Tu"
the Clothing They '
Paid For.
Stripped of the uniforms and other
clothing, which they insist they paid
for, soldiers of the Fourth Nebraska
regiment at Fort Crook are greatly
aroused over the treatment they are
receiving at the hands of the state
and the government.
Yesterday United States army offi
cers and officers of the Fourth Ne
braska regiment went through the
barracks of a number of the com
panies and took up all the uniforms
and clothing of the soldiers. The
men were left only condemned uni
forms to wear home. The band of
Friend was the hardest hit. In several
instances, the musicians were ordered
to strip off good shirts and in place
put on torn and condemned ones. Fol
lowing the visit band members had
such ragged and unlit uniforms that
many of them borrowed money and
sent telegrams to their parents ask
ing for civilian clothing. 1
Claim Paid for Clothing.
The headquarters company also was
hard hit. The appearance of the men,
following the taking up of their uni
forms, was greatly in contrast to
their former neat dress.
As company after company heard
of the manner in which the band and
headquarter's company had been de
prived of their uniforms and other
clothing, they determined that the
state and government would not
benefit by the act. In many in
stances the soldiers cut and ripped
their uniforms and in some cases
deliberately destroyed them.
The men say that they paid for the
clothing and that it belongs to them.
Do Not Claim Overcoats.
If the slothing is taken up, they
say, they are outthe money that they
otherwise could have had on the re
fund and also the clothing.
Members of several companies
openly asserted they would not give
up their clothes, when reguested to
do so.; , , ,v
ThVwWfer &ifi- riot- Tajfclalm 'to
the "large overcoats or blankets 'they
use, as they are only loaded to them
while in the government service.
Officers at Fort Crook are sym
pathisers with the men, but appar
ently are unable to stop the taking
up of the clothes.
State to Profit.
The only possible party to profit
by the deal is the state, the soldiers
say, and they cannot see why Ne
braska would want to benefit by tak
ing away their clothing, which they
had previously worn.
"Most of us only draw 50 cents a
day," 'said one soldier, "and before I
turn my uniform over I will set a
match to it."
The manner which the state
would be benefitted by the deal is
(Contlniwd on Pars Two, Column Five.)
Three Hundred Die
In Japan Quake;
1,000 Houses Fall
Tokio, Jan. 5. Three hundred per
sons were killed and many injured bv
an earthquake in central Formosa, ac
cording to a special dispatch trom
fikoie, the capital ot rormosa. One
thousand houses were destroyed.
Text of Curtis Note to Wood
That Started "Leak Inquiry
Washington, Jan. 5. The Curtis
letter to Representative Wood fol
lows: "December 26, 1916 Hon. William
R. Wood, House of Representatives,
Washington, D. C, Dear Sir: The
democratic majority of the house will
not, I presume, permit the adoption
of your resolution of inquiry, but it
is a highly meritorious measure none
theless and if I can do so I want to
help you.
1 "Barney M. Baruch of this city un
questionably had the news of Sec
retary Lansing's note as early as Sat
urday, December 9. The note was
dated December 11 and not dis
patched until December 12."
(The official copies of the note arc
dated December 18; they were placed
in the hands of news associations a
6 p. in. on the afternoon of Decem
ber 20 and v. ere released for publi
cation in morning papers of Decem
ber 21. Ofbcials announced that the
note had been transmitted to Europe
on the cables in the early morning
hours of December 19.)
' How Baruch got it I am not pre
pared to say, but a gentleman of
my acquaintance makes the positive
'talement thai he saw Mr. Tumulty
and Mr. Baruch breakfasting to
gether at the Biltmore hotel in this
city on two or three occasions coin
cident with the penning of the Holl
and its secret dispatch.
"That Baruch at this juncture
smashed the market heavily and in
all directions admits of no doubt ami
can be easily demonstrated in this
"At his offices, 111 Broadway, he
has a system of private telephone
latest German military method.
State Department Says Report
President Preparing Second
One Is False.
Washington, Jan. 5. The State de
partment late today authorized the
statement that President Wilson was
not contemplating sending another
peace note.
Counsellor Polk gave out the fol
lowing statement:
"The report that the president is
preparing to send a new note to the
belligerent powers is false and without
any foundation. The president has no
second note in contemplation. ,
Following the cabinet meeting, Sec
retary Lansing announced that Presi
dent Wilson had authorized him to
say that the American government
had no other note in contemplation
and that such information was being
sent to all American diplomatic rep
resentatives aboard.
Secretary Lansing would not dis
cuis the question further but it was
understood that the reason for the
announcement was apprehension on
the part of the administration that
reports ihat! another jmt. ..would,
'be seftf would alfect the entente re
ply to the president's first note ex
pected here in the near future.
Awaiting Advice.
London, Jan. 5. The British gov
ernment still is awaiting advices from
the French government concerning
the publication of the entente reply
to President Wilson's peace note, The
Associated Press" Teamed at the for
eign office today. It now is believed
the reply will not be made public be
fore Monday.
' Preparing Second Note.
Paris Tan 5 Th central nnwers
are reported by the Lausanne Gazette
to be preparing a second note to tne
entente, enumerating the precise con
ditions of peace, says a Geneva dis
patch to the Temps.
President Nominates Members
For Compensation Commission
Washington, Jan. S. President
Wilson today nominated the follow
ing members of the workmen's
compensation commission to adminis
ter the federal employes' liability law;
Dr. Riley McMillan Little of
Swarthmore, Pa., a republican, for a
term of six years.
' Mrs. Frances C. Axtcll of Belling
ham. Wash., progressive, for a term
of four years.
John J. Keegan of Indianapolis, a
democrat, for a term of two years.
lines to various brokerage houses.
Before he has an opportunity to re
move these wires you must obtain a
list of them. If he is compelled to
supply you with a list I would check
it by obtaining an identical list from
the New "ork Telephone company
and the Western Union Telegraph
company, these being the two com
panies that suppl" the wires. Hav
ing obtained this list, you can obtain
from all the brokerage houses con
nected thereby a transcript of all or
ders executed for his account within
the period in question. This should
cover not only his personal accounts,
but any secret accounts, such . . ac
counts carried by 'numbers' or any
fictitious names, all of which, as the
brokers' books will show, are con
trolled by him or guaranteed by him.
"If the brokers refused this infor
mation congress has the power to
compel it. The Stock exchange also
has the power to force its members
to produce their books and accounts,
and as the rules of the Stock ex
change arc sufficiently broad and
elastic to cover every departure from
ethical business methods on the part
of its members, an appeal to the gov
ernors of that institution will no
doubt elicit the desired information.
Many reputable members of the ex
change arc anxious to assist you in
running to earth this most unsavory
"There is a great deal more in this
matter than you imagine, and if you
can once get your machinery in mo
tion 1 am in a position to say that
you will be supplied with all the
necessary information.
"Very truly yours.
(.Signature) "A. CURTIS."
Carl Merker, Whose Chums
Said He Drowned in River,
Found in Lincoln.
Sadness gave way to gladnes
yesterday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. William Merker, 317 North
Twenty-first street, when telephone
messages from Lincoln conveyed the
intelligence that their 9-year-old son,
Carl, given up by police and parents
as dead, was alive and well in Lincoln
andiin the care of the chief of police
there. And the grief-burdened father
and mother were as unrestrained in
the expression of their joy as they had
been in the expression of their sor
row. Carl left -home New Year's day in
pursuit of youthful thieves who had
stolen his sled. When he did not-return
his father enlisted police assist
ance and the, lad was traced to the
river bank at the new Union Pacific
bridge. There tracks indicated that
the voungster had fallen into the
river. . Then Carl's playmates w4.Uh- Laon
found and, although Tejuctttit "atlfifth and
boy had fallen into the stream while
at play and had drowned. ': So plaus
ible was the story that detectives gave
up the lad as lost..
Dad Merker Angry, ' '
When told that Carl had been
drowned the mother was driven air
most to insanity and her husband be:
lieves she would have lost her mind
had not her only child turned up well
and alive.- Merker was at police head:
quarters when news was received
from Lincoln that Carl -was in the
detention home there. He had just
expressed his dissatisfaction with po
lice methods and announced that he
intended to drag the river himself
and would pay $50 reward for the
recovery of the body.
At first he doubted the truth of the
news, but decided, regardless, to go
to Lincoln by auto.- Then he was
induced to put in a long distance call
and get his boy on the 'phone. He
waited nervously for an answer to
the call and when it came Chief of
Detectives Steve Maloney took the
receiver. .
Hears Boy'a Voice. . .
"Who is this?" asked the chief while
Merker stood close by.
"Car-r-1," drawled a childish voice
from the other end.
"That's him," shouted the father as
he grabbed the 'phone.
"According to advices from Lincoln
Carl was picked up at the Burlington
station there last Tuesday and has
since been held at the detention home.
He told detention home officials his
name and said that he had taken from
under his father's pillow money
enough to get him to Lincoln where
he intended to visit a roomer who
once, lived with his parents.
Local officials are unable to account
for the story told them by Joe Motto,
10 years of age, 501 Pierce street, and
Sebasto Cerco, 11 years of age, that
Carl had drowned, unless it was in
spired by dime novels.
Marguia Defeats
Force Commanded
By Gen, Villa Himself
El Paso, Tex., Jan. 5. De facto
Mexican government troops under
General Francisco Murguia, decisively
defeated a revolutionary fo-ce under
personal command of Francisco Villa
near Jimenez yesterday according to
Iiduardo Brago, Carranza consul who
announced 'that he had received the
news in a message from Chihuahua
City late today. Many of Villas fol
lowers were killed and taken prisoner,
the message said.
Manager Plan is Written
Into Kansas City Charter
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 5. The city
manager plan of government for Kan
sas City, Mo., was written into the
new ciiy charter last night at a meet
ing of the charter board, composed
of freeholders elected at the last
municipal election. , The vote stood
seven to five in favor of changing
from the present plan of ward gov
ernment to the new system. The
charter on completion will be sub
mitted to the people for adoption.
Agitation for a revised form of city
government began in the last campaign.
troop being schooled in the
Slayer of Dorothy Rader Car
berry Permitted to Admit
f Second Degree Murder,
A death-like silence hung over the
big criminal court room when Floyd
Fuller, slayer of Dorothy Rader
Carberry on" the night Of December
21 last, was asked by Judge Sears if
he had anything to say before sen
tence was passed upon him.
Fuller a moment before, upon the
advice of his attorney, Guy Kiddoo,
and the consent of County Attorney
Magney, had pleaded guilty to sec
ond degree murder to escape the
death pnealty. The county attorney's
information read before - the court
when Fuller was arraigned charged
murder in the first degree.
Makei Talk to Court
In tones scarcely audible to anyone
save the judge and those close to
Fuller, the former Lexington butcher,
who shot down the Raclcr-Carberry
woman in the tragedy enacted before
ard apartments t lwenty
Karnam streets, broke hit
jittnee and fairly breathed the fol
lnwinir. as tf weiffhlhir each word:1'
. 'T tried for weeka to stave it off. I
had prayed to God to strike her dead
if she was not true to me, . 1
' 'Here Judge Sears interrupted and
said that the court would not accept
his plea of guilty under those condi
tions. "If you are possessed of the idea
that God or anyone else had anything
to do with your act, then that ques
tion must go to a Jury, it is my duty
to enter a-f 'ea of "not guilty" for
you if you make . any qualifying
clauses in your plea of guilty to cold,
premeditated murder.
Magney Becomes Interested.
Here County Attorney Magney
broke in and declared that Fuller
knew as well, as anyone else what he
was talking' about and apparently
wanted to plead guilty to second de
gree murder.- Fuller's attorney also
said that there was no doubt but that
the plea of "guilty" was what his
client meant.
Judge Sears repeated the query,
"Guilty or not guilty?"
Fuller hesitated, looked at the floor,
shifted from one foot to the other,
and then replied, in a low, impas-
sionate voice:
res,1 1 m guilty. 1 committed a
great crime. Take me and hang me
now if you want to do anything you
want with me."
Judge Sears then read the sentence:
"Hard labor in the state penitentiary
for the term of your natural life."
In passing the sentence the judge
tola fuller tnat ne nad forgotten
the duty which he owed his family."
Fuller has a wife and several chil
dren in Campbell, Neb. .
Plea for Haste.
The self-confessed murderer's coun
sel made one last request that his
client be taken to the penitentiary
"That's up to the sheriff's office,
remarked the judge. "They can take
him there this afternoon as far as l'-fn
After Fuller had been taken back
to the county jail A. F. Perrier of
Julesburg, Colo., deputy district at
torney and assistant county attorney
of Sedgwick county, grandfather of
the girl slam- by hullcr, broke down
and cried. Mr. Perrier has been in
Omaha for several dau to "see that
his dead granddaughter got justice."
"I've figured in scores of murder
cases, sobbed Mr. Perrier, "but
never one so close to me as this."
Lobeck Recovering
From His Operation
(From a Btaff Correnpandcnt.)
Washington, Jan. 5. (Special Tel
cgram.) Congressman Lobeck, ac
cording to reports from the Homco
pathic hospital, was resting very com-
tortably today, although he had a
rather bad night, recovering from the
shock of the operation. Should no
complication ensue, Mr. Lobeck will
be in his scat in the house in about
ten days.
Representative Sloan
Back in Washington
(From a Staff CorrRipontfehi.)
Washington, Jan. 5. (Special Tel
egram.) Representative Sloan re
turned to Washington today, having
been detained in Nebraska on account
of the death of his father,
tumulty, baruch
and bulling are
named by wood
President's Secretary and His
Brother-in-Law Figure in
Testimony in Leak ,
Representative Hears Specula.
tor Conferred with Secre- i
tary in New York Hotel.
Washington, Jan. 5. Smouldering
rumors that somebody made money
in the stock market with "leak" in
formation about the sending of Pres
ident Wilson's peace note blazed up
at a notable .. im of tin house
rules committee today at its first
hearing on Representative : Wood's
resolution for investigation.
C. .cifically declaring he made
charges a -inst no one and was pre
senting only information that had
come to him, Wood brought in the
names of Secretary Tumulty, "a Mr.
Boiling," a brother of President Wil- .
son's wife, whom he did not further
identify; Bernard Baruch, a New
York stock operator; Otto H. Kahn
of Kuhn, Loeb & -o.; Thompson &
McKinnon and Lamson Bros. & Co.,
Chicago brokers; W. E. F. H.:tton &
Co., New York brokers, and F. A.
Connolly & Co., a local brokerage
house in which Wood said tho "Mr.
Boiling" he leferred to was a partner.
Much of his information, Wood said,
came in a letter from A. Curtis, an
independent Nw York stock opera
tor. -Closed
Sesdon ii Refused.
Wood disclaimed intending to give
the impression that he believed that
Mr. Tumulty, or anyone else for that
matter, profited by the so-called leak;
that he was merely stating what had
come to him; that he realized danger
of making statements in public
and for that reasc:: he had preferred
to make his statement in secret ses
sion, which the committee denied.
At the conclusion of today's session .
Chairman Henry announced that Sec
retary Tumulty would appear without
subpoenae, and that subpoenas should
be ordered for Curtis and Baruch.
Representative Gardner of Massachu
setts, who has joined in .Wood's agi
tation for investigation will be heard
tomorrow, and Thomas W. Lawson
will be heard Monday.
v put Denlalby Tumulty.
When Secretary Tumulty learned
that Representative Wood had men
tioned his name, he issued a formal
statement demanding a public apology
and denying flatly that he even knew
of the president's peace note before
it was made public. Secretary Tu
multy's statement follows:
"I am very glad to say publicly that ,
I did not know of the existence of
(Caatlaaed oa Paca Kli, Calaaaa Oat.)
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Gregory Considers
Facts Gathered in
Print Paper Probe
Washington, Jan. $. Attorney Gen
eral Gregory had" in his hands today
the fruit of the Federal Trade com
mission's inquiry into the news print
paper industry, with the intention of
instituting civil and criminal actions
if it is found a paper trust has been
"I konw, of course, from what has -already
been brought out," wrote the
attorney general to the trade com-
mission, referring to the commission's
investigation, "that a serious condi
tion rviata in this trade and that anv
remedy which rlie law may afford
should be applied at once."
President Wilson is said to be ac
tively interested in the paper situa-t'-jn.
The commission expects to re
port to congress within a few days
the result of its inquiry.
Four More Names Added to
Death List of Oklahoma Storm
Muskogee, .Okl Jan. S. Four
names were added today to the death
list of the tornado which swept
through southeastern Oklahoma yes
terday, bringing the total list of dead
to fifteen.' The four were pupils at
the Vireton school house, which was
demolished by the storm.
Elsie Perry, aged 14, and Raymond
Perrv. aged 8, died in the hospital-at
McAlester, and Florence Rose, aged
15, and Jessie T.ose, aged 8, died last
night at the: home near Vireton.
The tornado dipped down on a
farming community near Cjuinton and
destroyed four farm houses. Bark
ley Satterfield, a farmer, received in
juries irom wnicn ne is expected to
die. Mrs. Val Stewart and a child
of Charles Quinn were badly hurt.
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