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    e Omaha Daily Bee
Fair; Colder
VOL. XLVI. NO. 177.
0 TfilM. it Haiti.
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Governor Neville Recommends
Mayfield of Omaha for Place
on the .State Board of
Talking It Over
Cody, who passed away at noon at Denver, was a great lover
of children, and the children, red and white, who accompa
nied his show always found a welcome at his office tent.
We should 4worry!
Plainsman Passes
Nature of Answer Not Revealed
Away at Home of His Sis
ter at Denver Near '
and Won't Be Till President '
Has Had Time to Con-
sider It.
Use the telephone for
Telephone Tyler 1000
Easiest way.
Lahner's Resolution tto limit
Remarks Is Voted
(From ft Staff. Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 10. (Special.) Rec
ommending E. O. Mayf.fld as having
wide experience in the lines which
ought to make him a valuable mem
ber of the Board of Control of state
institutions, Governor Neville today
sent the name of the Omaha news
paperman to the senate for confirma
tion for the place on that board now
filled by Judge Howard Kennedy,
whose term will expire July 1.
Mr. Mayfield is an old newspaper
Kan in Nebraska work and at the
present time owns an interest in two
republican papers in the state. Con
firmation of the appointment was put
Over until next Tuesday at 2 o'clock,
when it is expected that some op
position may be made, though it is
thought this will not be sufficient to
prevent the confirmation which must
be by a two-thirds vote.
Mr. Mayfield has the endorsement
of most of the rtw.mbers of the repub
lican state central committee and the
chairman, Ed Beach, besides that of
many newspapermen in the state.
Free Speech Hereafter.
Free speech and plenty of it will
not be denied by the senate this ses
sion, a motion by Lahners, who ob
jected to a half-hour being taken up
yesterday by a woman speaker in
presenting one sideof the war situa
tion, being voted down by 18 to 14.
Senator Howell made a vigorous pro
test against denying the right of the
people to come before the senate and
present their claims. Lahners wanted
a committee of three appointed to in
estigate the kind of oratory any in
dividual might want tp turn loose, but
the senate was willing to take a
chance and defeated the motion.
Those in favor of the investigation
of speakers were Adams, Albert,
Buhrman, Gates, Haase, Henry, Kohl,
Lahners, Mattes, Moriarty, Robert
son, Samuelson, Tanner and Wilson
of Frontier. Wallace Wilson -slipped
oot of the chamber and did not vote.
The other eighteen opposed the
"throttling for free speech."
Lieutenant Governor Howard, ris
ing to a point of personal privilege,
explained that the chair was not
responsible for the Tuesday woman
speaker. He asked the house if it had
objection, after Senator Sawyer of
Lancaster had presented her. He ex
plained that no objection was raised.
University Presents Gavels.
Senator Adam McMullen of Gage
presented, on behalf of Chancellor
Avery, two gavels made by the me
chanical engineering department of
the university, one to Lieutenant
Governor Howard and the other to
President Pro Tem John Mattes of
Lieutenant Governor Howard, in
fris speech of thanks, commended
the real working branch of our state
University," and said that he favored
more extensive teaching to make the
youth useful in a mechanical way.
In Senator Mattes' speech the Otoe
fconnty president pro tem flung a chal
lenge to those who had declared he
represented the liquor interests and
would not be fair to the prohibition
"My one and only ambition is to
fiscredit the prophets who have fore
told the calumnious things of me," he
said, after explaining that the state
cannot do too much for the univer
sity. The resolution opposing federal
control of transportation, offered by
Senator Walter E. Hager of Adams,
was laid over for a day, as is custo
mary. Car Shortage Report.
The Samuelson resolution, asking
for a joint house and senate probe of
the car shortage, was continued until
Friday at the request of its author.
Tie report of the Nebraska Railway
'Conttmed on Pftgv Two, Colnma live.)
The Weather
Tor Nebraska Fair and continued cold.
Temperature- at Omaha yesterday.
6 a. m.,
6 a. m. .
7 a. m. .
1 p. m. ,
: p. i
5 p. m 20
4 p. m
6 p. m..n. J8
8 p. m 17
7 p. in.......... lfi
8 p. m 16
Comparative Local Reoord.
Ifl7. 116. 1I5. ISM.
Rlfffreat yesterday..,. at 41 ns as
Lowest yesterday. . IS 11 Z2 35
mean temperature.... 26 26 a 22
Precipitation T .00 .00 T
, Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 20
Excess for the day 6
Total excess since March 1 291
Kormal precipitation 03 inch
Deficiency for the day 0.1 Inch
Total rainfall Mince March 1 16.72 Inches
Deficiency enlce March 1 12.75 Inches
deficiency for cor. period, 1916.. 2.0fi Inches
Deficiency for cor. period 1915.. 3.46 inches
Reports From Stations at 7 P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Raln-
or weather. 7 p. m. cut.
Cheyenne, clear S3 42
Davelport, snow 11 34
Denver, clear 34 4ft
Ia Moines, clear 13 K
Dodire City, clear 3H k
North Platte, cloar :i :in
Omaha, cloudy in :tfi ,
PueblO, clesr 3 It 44
Salt Lake City, clear.... 22 ?t
Santa Fe, clear. .. 34 4K .1
Sheridan, pt. cloudy.... .10 UK j
Sioux City, clear 12 10
Valentine, clear 2H no .1
T indicates trace of precipitation.
t-w. 1 A. WELSH. Meteorologist.
1 1 ) 0
Tanner Heads Corporations,
Morearty, Cities and Towns ;
Howell, Enrolled Bills.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln ' Neb,, Jan. 10. (Special
Telegram.) The senate committee on
committees tonight completed the as
signments of the standing commit
tees, the chairmanships being as fol
lows: . . .
Accounts arid expenditures, holy; agricul
ture, Lahners; banks and currency, Mattes;
claims, Boost: constitutional amendment.
C happell ; Irrigation, Bushee; educational,
Wallace Wilson; enrolled bills. Howell;
finance. Kohl: fish and game, Sprik; high
ways, Samuelson; insurance, Henry; Judi
ciary, Oberlies; live stock, Adams; manu
facturers, Hager; medical societies, WIIIIh
Wilson; miscellaneous corporations, Tanner:
miscellaneous subjects, Bennett; municipal
affairs, Moriarty; privileges and elections.
Sawyer; public Institutions, Strehlow; rail
roads, Gates; revenue and taxation, Buhr
man: school lands, Robertson; prohibition
legislation, Beall.
Three chairmanships got to repub
licans, Lahners, Bushee and Spirk.
Publicity for Nebraska
Is Aim of Commission
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Jan. 10. (Special.) An
extended program of Nebraska pub
licity, in keeping with Governor Ne
ville's recommendations in his mes
sage to the legislature last week, was
mapped out at a meeting of the Ne
braska conservation and welfare com
mission at the Lincoln Commercial
club this noon.
The commission took steps to elect
Governor Neville chairman, Chan
cellor Avery of the University of Ne
braska vice president, and Dr. George
E. Condra, executive secretary.
It is the plan' to co-relate the work
of all surveys under the direction of
the commission, to extend the scope
of information available in state de
velopment and to enlarge the depart
ment of publicity of the state's re
sources. A moving picture studio is
Mrs. John Dale III and Her
Recovery Considered Doubtful
Mrs. John Dale, widow of the late
John Dale, sustained a stroke of
apoplexy last Sunday and has been un
conscious most ot the tune since. At
the home last night it was said tfiat
she was gradually growing weaker.
Her recovery, owing to her advanced
age, is considered doubtful. She is at
the family home, 1538 Georgia avenue.
Mrs. Dale has not been well since
last summer, when she suffered heat
Nomination of Winthrop M.
Daniels Approved by -enate
Washington, Jan. 10. The nomina
tion of Winthrop M. Daniels of New
Jersey to succeed himself as a mem
ber of the Interstate Commerce com
mission, held np since December 20
by opposition by progressive repub
licans, was confirmed today by the
senate. The vote was 42 to 15.
British Paper Says Mr, Gerard s
Speech Blunt Hint to the Kaiser
London, Jan. 10. Referring to
Ambassador Gerard's recent speech in
Berlin on German-American relations,
the Manchester Guardian says that
"The precise significance of Mr. Ger
ard's speech has been missed in some
quarters in England, but not in Ger
many." The newspaper adds:
"Mr. Gerard said the relations be
tween Germany and the United States
would continue to be good as long
as the chancellor and the present
chiefs remained. That is due to the
fall of Falkcnhayn and Tirpitz, who
pinned their hopes to expansion in
the west and to the use of all methods,
however ruthless, as means of vic
Thomas Newbold is Taken Into
Custody in Connection with
Graft Revelations.
Chicago, Jan. 10. Investigation of
alleged Chicago police graft "ring"
led to the taking into custody early
today of Thomas Newbold, wealthy
hotel and cafe owner. Maclay Hoyne,
state's attorney, who is conducting
the investigation, refused to make
public- the-re asoif-f or 'Nt wiKTs de
tention, but pointed out that several
of the hotels controlled by Newbold
have been the scene of police raids.
Newbold. ,was taken into custody
shortly after Mr. Hoyne announced
that Thomas Costello and Lieuten
ant Augustus M. White, both under
arrest, had confessed, directly con
necting Charles C. Healey, chief of
police, with the system which lie
charged levied tribute amounting to
thousands of dollars annually on the
underworld. Chief Healey, who was
arrested Monday night, charged with
extortion, bribery and conspiracy, is
free on bonds of $25,000.
Mr. Hoyne promised he would
make public the details of the two
confessions today.
"I haven't even scratched the sur
face of the graft ring," Mr. Hoyne
said today. "The inquiry is still in
its infancy. It will take several weeks
to get to the bottom of the ring's op
erations." Mrs. Louise Howe Dead;
' Her Husband Is Very III
Mrs. Louise Howe, wife of James
Howe and mother of R. C. Howe, gen
eral manager of the Armour & Co.
plant, died yesterday at the home of
her daughter. Mrs. Drexel Byrne, on
the Fort Crook road, where she and
Mr. Howe h;;ve Jieen living.
Mrs. Howe was born February 18,
1843, in Ireland and came to America
forty-nine years ago. She had lived
in Omaha for the last eighteen years.
She is survived by her husband and
seven children, R. C. Howe, Gertrude
Howe Britton of Chicago, W. G.
Howe of Clyde, 111.; Harriet Howe
Duke of Omaha, James T. Howe of
Virginia. Minn.; Elizabeth Howe
Byrne of Omaha and Alice Howe
I 'rice of Philadelphia.
James Howe, the husband, is quite
sick and arrangements for the funeral
are being delayed until it is deter
mined when he might be able to at
tend. Minister Saves Three Lives
And Then Loses His Own
Des Moines, la., Dec. 10. After
heroically saving the lives of his father
and two aunts in a fire here today,
Rev. Harold E. Ford, secretary to
Bishop Harry S. 1-ongley of the Epis
copal church, was overcome by smoke
and died.
Kev. Mr. Ford was treasurer of the
Board of Missions and editor of the
Iowa Churchman. The body will be
taken to New York City, his home, for
tory. Mr. Gerard knows President
Wilson fears the failure of his peace
move may be followed by a sub
marine campaign as desperate as Ger
many can make it, and his speech
really was a blunt hint of the trouble
that such a development would cause
with the United States."
The Guardian justifies the unusual
procedure of the ambassador in in
tervening against one of two opposing
political parties by surmising that he
can only have done so in the belief
that the position was such as to
need a pointed statement one that
would make the situation clear to all
in Germany.
Famous Hero of Many Battles
Makes Gallant Fight Against
Death for Many Hours.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 10. To add to
its measure of appreciation of what
the west owed him, the state of Colo
rado will receive the body of Colonel
William F. Cody (Buffalo Bill), who
died here today, into its capitol Sun
day, there to lie in state for four
Funeral services for Colonel Cody
are to be held Sunday afternoon,
when the body will be placed in a re
ceiving vault in a local cemetery, but
the burial will not take place until
next spring, probably Decoration day,
when the body of one of the nation's
most picturesque characters will he
interred, in a tomb hewn from the
rock at the top of Lookout Mountain,
near this city. Plans already arc afoot
ior the erection of a suitable monu
ment at this final resting place.
The Funeral Services.
The funeral services Sunday are to
be in charge of the Denver lodge of
Elks. In accordance with the wish
of the dying scout, however, all the
societies to which he belonged are to
have a part in his funeral, including
the Grand Army of the Republic, the
Pioneer Society of Colorado and the
Cowboy Rangers of Denver, besides
the Eiks. The Masons will have
charge of the interment of the body
in its mountain tomb.
Arrangcmentswere made at a con
ference late today for the body to lie
in state in the capitol Sunday morn
ing from 8 o'clock to noon. Leaders
of both houses of the legislature, now
in session, attended the conference
and agreed to seeure the passage of
the necessary joint resolution tomor
row. While the body lies in state at
the capitol a guard of honor will be on
Troops Will Escort Body,
'Federal troops will escort the body
from the capitol to the Elks' home
for the services, according to the
plans tonight, and other federal
troops are expected to march in the
funeral cortege.
Colonel Cody's Masonic affiliations
included membership in the Royal
Ach degree at North Platte, Neb., and
in the Knight Templar commandery
at the same place and membership in
the Shriners of Mecca Temple, New
York. After Sunday's services and
until placed in the tomb on Lookout
Mountain the body will be in custody
of the Knights Templar here.
Telegrams of condolence in large
numbers have been pouring in to the
home of the sister here, where Colonel
Cody had been staying for the last
few days. They included messages
from friends of high and low degree
all over the country. One from Presi
dent Wilson and others from Lieu
tenant General Nelson A. Miles and
General Hugh L. Scott, chief of staff,
were among the number.
Unconscious Since Morning.
Colonel Cody died at 12:05 p. m.
With Colonel Cody when death
came were his wife and daughter,
who had hurried down from Cody,
Wyo., the family home, last week to
be at his bedside, and his sister, Mrs.
L. 1 Decker of Denver. Colonel
Cody had been in coma since this
Colonel Cody fought death as he
often had opposed it on the plains in
the davs when the west was vounif.
"You can't kill the old scout." he"
would tell his physician whenever
his condition would show improve
ment. And when the doctor told him his
life was ebbing Colonel Cody ac
cepted his fate like a stoic.
Directions for Funeral.
"Let the Elks and Masons take
charge of the funeral," he said to his
sister. Then he turned to his busi
ness affairs, making suggestions or
ineir continuance.
i "Let us have a game of 'high five.'"
he said after he had talked with his
family. And every one joined, the
he was winning.
Since January 5. when he was hur
ried back to his sister's home in Den
ver, the colonel has surprised all who
knew his real condition by great pow
ers of resistance and recuperation.
One day his physician would see the
end "within thirty-six hours." and
then the colonel would rally and no
one would predict the oxact outcome.
On January 8, however, his system
broke down entirely and from then
on it was a question merely of time.
History of Illness.
The following outline of Colonel
Cody's illness was given by his phy
sician: N
Colonel Cody returned from his
season's show work last fall much
exhausted. He went to his ranch at
Cody, Wyo., to rest, and on his re
turn to Denver, about four weeks ago,
contracted a severe cold. This seemed
to settle in his bowels and an im
paction followed. The impaction was
reduced with great difficulty.
It was at this time that relatives
here called in the colonel's wife and
daughter, only to find before they ar
rived that the colonel had improved
and was in no immediate danger.
Following this, although the cold
persisted, the colonel recovered
enough to be up and take automobile
For years an inveterate smoker, his
heart became seriously affected. The
amount of tobacco Colonel Cody con
sumed was reduced sharply on his
physician's advice and again improve-
(Coslianed Tmf Two. Ctlou Om.)
Slayer of Stanford White In
dicted at New York, Charged
With Flogging Boy.
New York, Jan. 10. With the po
lice of many cities searching for
Harry K. Thaw, wanted here to an
swer to an indictment charging him
with assaulting and kidnaping Fred
erick Gump, jr., of Kansas City, Mo.,
it developed today that the man whom
the police of Philadelphia have ar
rested is not George F, 6'Byrnes,
Thaw's bodyguard, alleged to have
been involved in the enticing of Gump
to New York last Christmas.
Frank F. Walsh, counsel for the
Gump family, consulted the district
attorney upon his return here today
from Philadelphia. He informed the
prosecutor that the man in custody
in that city is Oliver Iirower of
Utica. N. Y., an acquaintance of
According to Mr. Walsh's story to
the prosecutor today, Thaw appar
ently left in Brower's care at a Phil
adelphia hotel a number of letters
and documents. One of these, ac
cording to the lawyer, is an agree
ment, drawn up but not signed,
whereby Gump set forth that he had
no objection to being whipped. The
charge against Thaw is that he
lashed Gump with a whip on thre'e
occasions during Christmas night in
Thaw's rooms in a New York hotel,
Brower is held in Philadelphia on
a technical charge. He is not in
volved in the accusations mentioned
in the indictment against Thaw and
O'Byrnes. but acted, Mr. Walsh al
leges, as Thaw's emissary after Thaw
left New York subsequent to the es
cape of Gump from the hotel here.
Thaw is understood to have sent
Brower to look for Gump in the hope
of preventing the youth from telling
of the alleged incidents of Christmas
Case of Franz Bopp Is
Given to Jury Late in Day
San Francisco, Jan. 10. The case
of Franz Bopp, counsel general here
for Germany, and his co-defendants,
charged with conspiracy to violate the
neutrality erf the United States, was
given to the jury late today.
Salt Lake City Will
Have New Mile Speedway
Salt Lake City, Jan. 10 A two
mile board automobile speedway, cost
ing $500,000. will be built on the shore
of Great Salt lake this summer, ac
cording to articles of incorporation
filed here today.
Mayor Dahlman Recalls Early
Days With Cody on Western Plains
Mayor Dahlman knew CoTonel Cody
for thirty-five years. About the time
the colonel was starting out with his
show the mayor was riding the
ranges over the country which knew
Cody in earlier years.
"I will never forget the colonel's
story of how Wild Bill Hickok tried
to break into the wild west, show
game." said the mayor. "Wild Bill
and Cody were intimates in the old
days of the west. During one of his
visits to Omaha the colonel told me
that Wild Bill wired to New York,
expressing a yearning to display his
skill as a horseman and marksman.
And don't forget that Bill was some
marksman in his time. Cody wired
for Bill to go east and meet him at
the Hoffman house. New York City.
"Wild Bill rode in a hack from the
depot to the Hoffman house, where
General Belief that Committee
Will Report Wood' Resolu
tion Unfavorably.
Washington, Jan. 10. After a two-
hour executive session late today the
house rules committee adjourned un
til tomorrow without taking final
action on Representative Wood's
resolution for an investigation of a
leak in advance of President Wilson's
peace note.
Although most of the democratic
members favored abandonment of the
whole proceedings with an adverse
report on the resolution, a subcom-
mittccr-was appointed to draft con
tempt charges against Thomas W.
Law son tor use in case the committee
decides to report the Boston financier
for refusing to give names in connec
tion with rumors he repeated.
Washington, Jan. 10. After an
other brief session today the house
rules committee suspended public
hearings on Representative Wood's
resolution to investigate whether
there was a stock market leak on
President Wilson's peace note. Many
congressmen believe the committee
will report against an investigation.
No formal action was taken by the
committee at its executive session
Members stated, however, that the
Wood resolution probably would be
adversely reported to the house.
Whether to recommend specific in
vestigation of Lawson's general
charges of stock exchange operations
by government officials or a broad
inquiry into the stock exchange is the
question now being considered.
President's Brother-in-Law Testifies.
R. W. Boiling, a brother-in-law of
President Wilson and a member of
F. A. Connolly & Co., brokers, Wash,
iugton, was the' first witness at to
day s hearing. He denied he had any
thing to do with a "leak."
"I have nothing to say," he said,
"except that whoever is responsible
for bringing my name into this, Rep
resentative Wood, I believe, might
send me an apology at the same time
that he sends one to Secretary Tu
multy." i
"When did you receive your first
information regarding the president's
note?" Representative Henry asked.
"When I read it in the newspa
pers." "Did you ever receive from any
source," Representative Garret asked,
"any intimation of the president's so
called peace note in advance of its
publication ?"
"Absolutely not."
"Any other member of your firm
(Oontlnard on Pair Svmi, Column F1t.)
he got into an argument with the
driver over the fare. According to
his custom. Hill tried to settle the
argument with a gun. The hotel
clerks shouted to Colonel Cody to
hurry downstairs and quiet a wild
man from the west. The colonel did
manage to pacify Wild Bill, but he
could not see his way to put Bill on
the pay roll of the show. Wild Bill
was too wild for Buffalo Bill's Wild
West show.
"Cody told me Bill went into Chey
enne one evening and entered a gam
bling house without introducing him
self. He proceeded to play as any
stranger might do, when two men en
tered and ordered everybody to hold
up their hands and remain quiet while
they were robbed. Wild Bill raised
his hands and in each hand was a re
volver. Firing with both hands,
he killed the two holdup men as if
with one shot"
Prominent French Journalist
Intimates Answer Will
Contain Surprises.
Washington, Jan. 10. Official infor
mation reached here today that the
entente reply to President Wilson's
note suggesting a discussion of peace
terms by the belligerents had been
handed to Ambassador Sharp at Paris.
No intimation of the nature of the
reply was given and the advices said
It would not be made public until
President Wilson had received and
had an opportunity to consider it.
Paris, Jan. 10. Marcel Hutin, who
is well known as a journalist, is au
thority for the report that the reply
of the entente to Wilson's peace note
will be "ultra sensational," and that its
delivery to the president is imminent.
He asserts the note will be made puo
lic as soon as President Wilson has
had opportunity to examine it.
London, Jan. 10. The reply of the
entente powers to President Wilson's
note asking the belligerents to state
the aim for which they are fighting,
has now received the approval of all
the entente governments and its de
livery is about to be made at Paris.
Publication of the text of the note,
however, will be deferred until forty
eight hours after it has been received
by the American government.
As finally framed the reply is con
siderably longer than was the answer
to the German peace proposals and
contains approximately 1,200 to 1,500
words. Its statements concerning the
terms of the entente powers are more
specific than were made in previous
communications or official utterances,
but they were still general and some
what guarded in character,
Roy Hinterliter
Found Guilty and
Is Given Life Term
..Olney, III Jan. 10. Roy Hinter-
liter, found guilty this morning of
manslaughter in connection with the
death of Miss Elizabeth Ratcliffc last
July, was sentenced by Judge Miller
today to life imprisonment.
The jury brought in a verdict of
manslaughter at 4:15 o'clock this
morning after having reported three
times for instructions. The penalty
for manslaughter is a sentence from
two years to life imprisonment.
Hinterliter confessed on the wit
ness stand that the girl's death oc
curred last July during an attempt
at an alleged illegal operation while
driving in a buggy with him, but as
serted she had used the surgical in
struments supplied by him while he
was nor with her. He claimed the
girl employed the instrument while he
went to unhitch his horse, tied about
thirty feet away.
Hinterliter said when he returned
to the girl she was unconscious. He
believed she had fainted, but he was
unable to revive her. He placed her
in the buggy and drove to a hospital
at Olney, where a physician found the
girl was dead. The state contended
that the death of the girl was caused
by air bubbles forced into her veins
for the purpose of relieving her con
dition. Gen, Miles Praises
Buffalo Bill as One
Of Great Americans
Lincoln, Jan. 10. General Nelson
A. Miles, U. S. A., retired, who is in
Lincoln attending a meeting of the
Nebraska Territorial Pioneers' asso
ciation and the State Historical so
ciety, expressed his sorrow over the
death of Colonel Cody.
"Colonel Cody was a high-minded
gentleman, a brave American and a
great scout," said General Miles. "He
performed a great work in the west
for the pioneers and for the gen-;
erations coming after them and his
exploits will live forever in history.";
General Miles said it was while he
was conducting his campaign against
the Indians in the Yellowstone coun
try of Montana that "Buffalo Bill"
served as his chief of scouts and they
were thrown much together in later
Walter Goodman, a senior in the
University of Nebraska, is a nephew
of Colonel Cody. Colonel Cody has
other more distant relatives living in
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