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Wilson Defends Article Ten
and Shantung Provision in
Speech to Chamber
of Commerce.
(Contlnntd From Tmgt One.)
be "physically ready for trouble.
The nation must become," he said,
"a nation in arms."
"You can't afford to be unfriendly
to everybody," he continued, "unless
you can afford to have everybody
unfriendly to you."
Germany was not the only nation
which had a secret service, Mr. Wil
son said, but every other nation in
Europe also was, spying on its
neighbors because they all had to be
ready for schemes of conquest to be
The league of nations without the
United States, the president said,
would be an alliance and not a
league of nations."
Will Lead League.
"There can be no league of nations
in a true sense," be continued, "with-
out the partnership of this great peo
ple. And if we are a partner, let
rue predict will be the senior part
ner. The other nations are looking
to us for leadership and direction."
It was a clear choice, said the
president, between "armed isolation"
and "peaceful partnership." He said
he had heard it asserted with "anoy
ing ignorance" that this league
would be a league for war.
"I wonder," he continued, "if
; some of the gentlemen who are
commenting on this treaty have
read it. There isn't a phrase of
doubtful meaning in the whole docu
ment.' When the president said if some
body would give him the name of
"one of these gentlemen" he would
send him a copy, several people in
the crowd yelled "Reed." The
president laughed.
Not a Quitter..
The league opponents, said the
president, seemed to be "figuring
out how soon we could get out of
it." Then he added: "I for one am
not a quitter," and got a cheer from
the crowd.
. All the arguments of the opposi- j
tion, Mr. Wilson said, were on an
assumption that everyone was go
ing to break the covenant and that
bad faith was to be ,the universal
rule. He described the arbitration
of the covenant and said if any na
tion went to war after these means
had been exhausted it meant that
that nation was determined to run
amuck anyway .
The president declared there was
no party politics in the treaty and
asserted that both the republican
and democratic national platforms in
1916 advocated such an arrangement
as the league of nations. So at
Paris, he said, he had been obeying
both parties. He said he was glad
to get away from Washington,
where he "heard politics until
sometimes I wish both parties were
smothered in their own gas."
The American people, said Mr.
Wilson, are to "see it through to the
end, and the end has not come yet."
If the United States keeps out of the
league, he declared, another war like
the last "will come soon," but if it
went in "it will never come." It was
a square cut issue, he said, whether
the United States will redeem its
Refers to Notes.
For the first time since his speak
ing trip began, President Wilson re
ferred to notes, having a small type
written sheet in his hand.
Mrs. Wilson sat near the president
at the luncheon and was on the plat
form at the Coliseum.
During the day many bouquets
were sent to her and tonight she pre
sented them all to a local hospital.
After the evening speech the presi
dent's party motored to the railway
station and went directly aboard
their train. It did not leave for some
lime, however. Held back a little dis
tanciJ by police lines was a crowd
which repeatedly shouted to the
president for a speech, but he smil
ingly declined.
Encounter Gunmen
in Vacant Building
Where Fight Rages
Kansas Citv. Mo.. Sent. 5. One
policeman was dangerously wound
ed, another injured and three of
their alleged assailants were wound
ed in a downtown street skirmish
here early today.
The officers, members ot a newly
rrpatpH nolice snuad to curb motor
car thievery, were searching for own
ers of a car said to have contained
rifles, ammunition and a ouantitv of
nitro-glycerine, and had entered the
dark hallway of an old building in
the business district when the al
etrp handits onened fire, and a run
ning fight of several minutes' dura
tion began.
Among property said to have been
found by the police in the alleged
bandit headquarters were Liberty
bonds worth $38,000.
Stops Coal Export.
Antwerp, Sept. 5. M. Jaspar,
minister of economics, announced
today that exportations of coal from
Belgium had been strictly prohibit
ed, the step being taken to safe
guard Belgian industries.
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Armstrong and Brigham
Held on Murder Charge
(Continued From Page One.)
signed by Beulah Scott, wife of the
murdered man.
Must Answer Charges.
Following an investigation of the
murder of Scott by the county at
torney, which lasted all day Thurs
day, including a conference with
Police Chief Eberstein, it 'was con
cluded that Armstrong and Brigham
with Holman should answer in the
courts for the death of the bell boy,
who was shot down in cold blood
without cause following an illegal
raid by the morals squad on the
Plaza hotel..
Paul Sutton, who was the leader
of the raiding policemen, was not
held. Neither did the county at
torney implicate Detectives Thes
trup, Herdzina, Crandall or Craw
ford, other officers who participated
in the raid.
According to the testimony of
Mrs. Margaret Roberts, who wasi
talking to Sutton when the bell boy
was frightened by the officer and be
gan to run, Sutton ordered the men
under him to "knock his head off;
shoot him."
A half dozen witnesses at the in
quest declared that Armstrong
yelled, as he followed the negro
down the alley, Kill the
Plot of Confidence Men to
"Mike" Rancher Out of
$8,000 Is Nipped in Bud
One of Two Men, Who Wanted to Make Fortune for
Grand Island Cattleman, Arrested by Authorities
Stranger Writes Check for $10,000 and Makes
"$64,000" Discovers That His Check Is Not Pro
tected and Tries to Borrow Money From Farmer.
It also was declared on the stand
that Brigham fired directly at the
fleeing boy.
County Attorney Shotwell is said
to have taken Poljce Chief Eber
stein to task severely for the care
less manner in which the men on
the fore use their revolvers.
"You either have not properly in
structed your men in this regard,
or they ignore your instructions,"
Mr. Shotwell is quoted as having
said to the chief.
Chief Eberstein several months
ago issued orders to his men to
shoot to kill any person who at
tempted to escape.
Police Commissioner Ringer and
Chief Eberstein, despite the number
of lives sacrificed because of the
unlawful and careless use of fire
arms by policemen, have yet to sus
pend a single policeman for such
an offense without being forced to
do so.
Have Not Been Suspended.
Armstrong and Brigham have not
yet been suspended.
Detective Knudtson was sus
pended only after he had been ar
rested by the county authorities for
shooting Charles Coleman, the sol
dier, last March. In spite of the
fact that the officer is charged with
shooting with intent to commit mur
der, and his trial still is pending in
district court, Knudtson returned
to work several weeks ago with the
sanction of Commissioner Ringer
and Chief Eberstein.
Detective Sutton was the first po
liceman to approach Scott while the
bellboy was busily engaged in dis
charging his duties. Sutton frighten
ed the boy into running and Sutton
gave the first order to shot him, ac
cording to the testimony at the cor
oner's inquest, and Armstrong ech
oed the command, which was heard
by Holman, the man charged with
firing the fatal shot. Brigham also
was obeying the instructions issued
by Sutton, when, according to wit
nesses, he took deliberate aim and
fired his revolver point blank at the
racing bellboy.
Paul Sutton's Case.
"I have gone over this feature of
the case very carefully with my dep
uties," declared Mr. Shotwell. "The
matter has been investigated and
weighed from every standpoint in
the light of the law. It is my opin
ion that Sutton was too far removed
from the scene of the actual shoot
ing when he is alleged to have given
the command to shoot Scott. Only
one witness testified to this, which
was denied by several others.
"I believe the testimony at the
coroner's inquest shows plainly that
Holman fired the fatal shot. I be
lieve Holman fired the shot at Scott
because he was told to do so by
policemen, who also were firing at
the negro. Holman evidently knew
the men pursuing the boy were po
licemen. He had a right to assume
the policemen were engaged in the
discharge of their legal duty, when
he heard the reports of the police
men's revolvers, saw the fleeing ne
gro and his torn garments and then
heard the command of one of the
policemen to 'shoot the . .'
Says Should Stand Trial.
"A number of witnesses declared
they heard Armstrong say this. Yet
Armstrong and Brigham were so
close together it is possible Brig
ham is the man who used this lan
guage, although I do not regard it
as very probable. Brigham admits
that he shot twice and witnesses de
clared one of the shots was aimed
directly at Scott.
"I think both Armstrong and
Brigham should stand trial for the
killing of this negro boy."
The police never have attempted
to show that Scott was guilty of
any crime. They have not contend
ed he even was suspected of any
wrongdoing. Sutton declared that
when he approached him on the
second floor of the Plaza hotel his
purpose was simply to talk to. the
boy. Every member of the morals
squad, who participated in the hotel
raid, declared in response to the
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806 South 16th Street
An alleged swindle with dazzling
details of sudden wealth was nipped
in the nick of time and yesterday
Deputy County Attorney Ready pre
pared a complaint charging W. G.
Kelly and Jay Miller with conspir
acy to defraud and obtain money
under false pretenses.
Their alleged intended victim was
George Falman of Grand Island, a
young farmer. He barely escaped
the loss of $8,000. Falman came
into Omaha with a load of stock
Tuesday. After he had disposed of
it, he took a trip up town and was
standing at Sixteenth and Farnam
streets, when a stranger approached
him and started a conversation.
Eager to See Yards.
"My, I haven't been down to
the stock yards for years," said the
stranger, who introduced himself
as Mr. Kelly. "I believe I'll just go
along down with you."
The farmer gladly welcomed this
company and the two men went to
the stock yards where Kelly "rem
inisced" about his own old farming
days down in Missouri. -
In the afternoon the two men re
turned up town and were walking
along Harney street, when they
found a large pocketbook on the
sidewalk. Kelly picked it up. It
was full of papers and he said they
must take it to the police.
Asks for Pocketbook.
They started for the station and
were met by a breathless man who
wildly inquired;
"Did you gentlemen find a pocket
book here?"
Kelly said they had but he stood
for honesty and made the man de
scribe the pocket book minutely be
fore he handed it over.
The gratitude of the new stranger
who said his name was Jay Miller
was touching. But both men re
fused the $20 bill he offered them.
Wants to Pay Reward.
"I am determined to reward you
in some way," said Mr. Miller
"Let's go somewhere where we can
sit down and talk.
Mr. Falman suggested his room
at the Sanford hotel, and thither
they went. Mr. Miller proved to
be a wealthy operator in copper.
He showed a certificate of deposit
question put by County Attorney
Shotwell that at no time was Scott
ever told he was under arrest.
According to the admissions of
the police themselves, Scott was
chased out of the hotel, down the
alley fom Fourteenth to Thirteenth
street and killed following the or
ders of Paul Sutton to shoot him.
It is not believed the negro boy
even knew Sutton was a policeman
when he was commanded to discon
tinue his work and engage in con
versation with the detective. None
of the policemen told Scott that
the unusual behavior of the seven
men in the house was because they
were officers.
in the "International Stock Ex
change." "If you hadn't found my pocket
book, I would have lost $15,000," he
said. "That is the same as cash.
Do you blame me for being grate
ful." Tia on Copper.
Mr. Miller explained that he had
a tip that "Utah Copper" stock was
due for a tremendous rise. The of
fice of "Utah Copper," he said, was
in the Grain Exchange building.
Mr. Kelly wanted to put in $500
and Mr. Miller took it and wrote a
memorandum and Kelly went out to
the "office" of the "Utah Copper
Co." He came back and later Mil
ler suggested that he go and see how
his investment was going. Kelly re
turned in 15 minutes with $1,560.
"Over $1,000 profit on $500 isn't
so bad," said Mr. Miller.
"Now, boys, I'm going to show
you some real gains. A thousand
is just small change," quoth Mr. Mil
ler. "And I'm going to put my own
money in this and give each of you
boys one-fourth of the profits and
keep half myself. That's fair, isn't
Both agreed that it was, especially
Mr. Falman.
The copper magnate wrote out
a memorandum and gave Mr. Kellv
a "check" for $10,000 and sent him
to the "office" in the Grain Ex
change building.
The three men walked about the
city. Mr. Miller proved an enter
taining ta&er. About 5 o'clock he
suggested that they drop in at the
"Utah Copper" office and see how
much they had made.
Says Made $64,000.
Miller and Falman stayed outside
the building and Kelly went in. He
returned soon with a roll of bills and
the farmer's eyes bulged out when
Kelly said:
"Sixty-four thousand dollars 1"
"Not half bad," said Mr. Miller.
"Now I can reward you boys right."
But just as he was about to di
vide the money, a clerk came rush
ing hatless from the Grain Ex
change building with Mr. Miller's
"Say they say you haven't this
much money on deposit at the
bank. We can't take this," said the
supposed clerk. "I'll have to take
that $64,000 back to the Interna
tional office until you get the money
on deposit to make that little check
"Tough luck," said Mr. Miller,
handing back the $64,000."
The three went back to the room
in the hotel to talk it over.
"I can raise about $2,000," said
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Mr. Miller. Then he had a bright
idea. "I know what I'll do." he
exclaimed. "I'll wire to my brother
in Akron, O. He'll let me have
He sent Kelly out with the "wire."
They waited an hour and then an
answer came, stating that Mr. Mil
ler's brother was absent on busi
ness in Pennsylvania.
Willing to Lend Money.
At this point Mr. Falman spoke
up and said he could lend the re
quired $8,000 if they would take it
the next morning.
The following day he went to
Charles Cox, South Side commis
sion man, who had handled his live
stock. Mr. Cox questioned the
farmer. Then he 4ook him to the
Stock Yards National bank, where
he called James Owens into con
sultation. The two called the police and
Kelly was finally located and ar
rested. Mr. Miller, the "copper
magnate," had disappeared.
Salt Lake Man Named
Minister to Bolivia
Washington, Sept. 5. S. Abbott
Maginnis of Salt Lake City, Utah,
was nominated today by President
Wilson to be minister to Bolivia.
Mr. Maginnis will succeed John D.
O'Rear, who died at La Paz more
than a year ago from smallpox. The
United States has not had a minister
to Bolivia since the death "of Mr.
O'Rear. the legation being in charge
Wilson to Try to Prevent
Strike of Steel Unions
Washington, Sept. 5. President
Wilson has agreed to undertake to
bring- about a conference between
representatives of the steel workers
and of the United States Steel cor
poration in an effort to avert a
threatened strike.
The president was asked in a tele
gram sent him today by Samuel
(iompers, president of the American
Federation of Labor, and the com
mittee of steel men, to say whether
a conference could be arranged be
fore next Tuesday when the presi
dents of the 24 international un
ions in the steel industry will meet
here to take such action as they
might deem necessary.
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