Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, October 20, 1920, Image 1
The Omaha Daily Bee r i' 1,1 r r i i f in VOL. 50 NO. 107. Desperate j. landitTrio Is Captured 4 gunmen Mentioned in Probe Of "Mystery Girl" Murder Near Omaha Held in Oshkosh. Fourth Suspect Escapes Three of a gang of bandits sus pected of a series of crimes about Omaha that began with the murder ot. the mystery girl a year ago, have been aDDUjended and are in jail at Oshkosh, Wis., according to information obtained yesterday. The men have been identified as Eddie Meehan alias Hyland, leader of the bandit gang, Albert Loach and Leo Ososki, guumen, all of whom shot their wav out of the Lucas county jail at Toledo. O., on Christinas day, last vear. Three women who refuse to disclose their identity are also being held, accord ing to long distance telephone com munication at noon todav with R I ' Jilabhetts, assistant chief of police V5rOshkosh. r 4 a t . t. . . i . . . mi iuunn man, mougnt to De Al V nrt Joyce, gunman, escaped when detectives corralled the trailer in a lodging house at Chippewa Falls, Wis., two days after the bandits held up the Oshkoslj State bank at noon and escaped with t but $800, oftjrr seriously wounding the cashier. All are being held in $25,000 bail each. 1 Doubts Return Here. Charles Pipkin, head of Pipkin's Rational Detective Agency, who has i-j'formation implicating the Meehan iandit gang in the "mystery girl" murder, the robbery of the $80,000 from Hayden's safe on December 3 and the daylight holdup of the Farmers-Merchants bank at Benson on December 31, doubts whether Meehan, Loach and Ososki will be brought to Omaha because of more serious crimes standing against them in other cities. Andrew Pattullo, inspector of po ice, declared he would use all ef forts to have the prisoners brought to Omaha. , "Meehan, Loach and Osoki 'are wanted in St Paul, Minn., for hold ing up a bank, in Toledo for breaking jail and seriously wounding two turnkeys and in New York for high way robbery ,f A"istant Chief of Police Gabbetts at Oshkosh . said over the telehone. "I am investigating to see if they are wanted in Omaha," he added. Flynn to Oshkosh. Thomas Flynn, genera! manager of Hayden Bros, store," declared he would go to Ushkosh m an ettort to identify the recovered loot as that uKen from Hayden s safe. . William F. Hmz, vice president of the Farmers-Merchants bank at Ben son, is pptimistic about the identifi cation of the. Meehan gang as the bandits who held up the Benson bank. "I'm interested in the arrest of the ?ang and if further investigation dis v closes their connection with the rob bery of this bank, efforts will be centered to have them brought back to Omaha," he stated. ' The criminal operations of the Meehan gang were' disclosed in an exclusive story published in , last Sunday's Bee. A .Diamonds and Bonds. I Two trunks found in possession 'of the bandit gang contained $10,000 '"'worth of diamonds and other jewelry, $25,000 worth of bonds and " 10,000 in currency, a newspaper ac count of the capture of the bandits reads. Whether the apprehension of the bandit "gang will actually clear ifp 1 the murder of the "mystery gi.l" whose disfigured bodyv,as found fln a ravine north of Florenc; on November 19, last year, is a matter of conjecture. ij'he suspected connection of the Meehan gang with the series of crimes about Omaha is that four of their confederates were responsible for the murder of the giri and the robbery of Hayden Brothers' safe to obtain money for the delivery of Meehan, Ososki, Loach and Joyce from jail in Toledo, according 'o :n-i-ajqviation coming to Detective Pipkin. The four bandits are of the.most desperate of criminals, according to circulars distributed broadcast by New York police. They are thought to have con fined their operations to the middle west since their escape from a train, taking them to Sing Sing prison two years ago, because of fear of appre hension on sight. The bandits were never known to have committed a crime without a woman involved in their escape, the circulars read. A standing reward of $5,000 is -offered for their iJrrest. New Members Arc Added to Inland Press Association . Chicago, Oct. 19. Fifty-five new members were voted into the Inland Daily Press association. The mem bership of the association now is 250. The Report of a committee ap pointed to investigate the new print situation was read bv 11. I.( Pape of Waterbury, Conn., chair man, who stated that indications, are promising of a "softening market." Imported paper, the supply of which from Sweden and Germany is increasing, can be sold for only 6 cents a pound, and is ot slightly bet ter quality than domestic grades selling at 12 cents, the report said. Many Oklahoma Miners Are Returning to Work McAlester.' Okl.. Oct 19. With the return to work of the "vacation ist" coal miners at Gowen and Bache, and the indicated return to morrow of miners at two other mines in the McAlester field, miners' officials believe - that every mine in the field will be in operation Thurs day, they announced, I : Eatma u ImM CIiH Matter OnalM P. 0. Uaw Aal al Only Son Dies Following Injury In Foot Ball Game Physicians Baffled by Case Which Was Not Con sidered Serious At First. "Gee, mamma I got ' an' awful crack over the right ear down at Bejnis park playing foot ball this afternoon." , This at 6 Saturday evening from W. Franklin Worrell, 12, only son of Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Worrell, 3411 Hawthorne avenue. At 6:15 Monday evening, 48 hours later, while surgeons were baffled and mother and father stood help less at- his bedside at the Methodist hospital, the. youth died from the "crack." "The blow fractured the skull and complications followed rapidly caus ing death," Dr. C. C. Morrison, at tending physician stated yesterday. On Sunday morning, the boy told his parents he wasn't feeling very well and sat and read in a chair downstairs until early in the evening. "It was that chair by the window," said Mrs. Worrell yesterday after noon, as she recounted the story. "That jiight his father was up with him i"arly all night and early in the morning a physician was called. At 6 Monday morning he was taken to the hospital and at 0:15 he was dead." . Mrs. Worrell gazed at the picture of her boy, the only one they have of him. Lloyd George to Give Strike Plan To Parliament Opening Session of Body, Fol lowing Summer Eecess, to.. Receive Premier's Plan to Fnd Miners' Tieup. London, Oct. 19. Premier Lloyd George was expected to make decla rations today at the opening of the session of the British Parliament rel ative to the situation resulting from the strike of coal miners, which be gan Saturday, and measures taken by the government to meet the crisis. Laborite members of the House of Commons have been for several days in conference with leaders of the Miners' federation and other great labor organizations and London was hopeful that they had reached some decision which would tend to bring about a solution of Questions that brought about the walkout of the i coal diggers. . - : Great Britain s coal mining indus try has been almost completely par alyzed by the strike. Sharp autumn I weather prevails over the British Isles. Yesterday's serious riotine near the official residence of the premier' in Downing street brought the prob lem of unemployment sharply to the attention of the people. Premier Lloyd George has promised to bring relief plans before Parliament at once. The first untoward incident direct ly connected with the coal strike oc curred at Ton-Y-Pandy, in South Wales, at midnight, when some young colliers collected and started to sing "The Red Flag," causing the police to intervene. Stone throwing occurred, but the crowd was dis persed. The usual police , patrols were somewhat strengthened today in Downing street. Two Charged With Killing of Prosser Man In Hootch Party Hastings, Neb., Oct. 19. (Spe cial Telegram.) Charge of man slaughter was filed by County At torney Addie today against Law rence Thiene and Carl Stromer of Hastings, growing out of the death of Julius Kroll, a bacheler at! Pros ser, following a drinking party. It is alleged that Thiene .and Stromer gave Kroll moonshin? liquor which caused him to die of acute alcoholic poisoning while alone :n his home. Paul Thiene and Bart 1 Construck, arrested with the other two have been released, the county attorney not having found sufficient evidence against them on which to base prosecution. The identity of the young women, who gave the names of Grace Rogers and Alice Johnson, and who are held under bond as witnesses, is a com plete mystery to the authorities. The women are modest and refined in appearance and speech and decline to explain their presence with other members of the alleged moonshine party at the time of the arrest It is believed that they gave assumed names. Directors Ask Receiver For King Motor Company Detroit, Oct. 19. Dissolution of the King Motor company of Detroit and appointment ; of a receiver to take over the affairs of the corpora tion was asked in a petition filed in the Wayne county circuit court by directors of the concern. The peti1 tion set forth that the action was asked because of the impossibility of the directors to give their en tire attention to the affairs of the company, and because the working capital was lacking. Woman Indicted for Murder Of 5-Year-Old Daughter Cleveland, Oct 19. Mrs. Kather ine Mikulic was indicted for first degree murder for slaying her 5-year-old daughter, Eva, whom she drowned in the lake last, month, when she tried to take her own life and did not wish to leave the child to the charity of friends. A jury of women will be demanded for the .trial, her attorneys said. It, I9M. at Marak. . 117, ou know," she said, "he was our qnly child. Mrs. Worrell burst into tears. Friends who have been with her constantly led -her upstairs. The boy was a member ' of the Boy Scouts and alsb a junior Y. M. C. A. member, fond of shorts and the "out-of-doors." ( The father, H. E. Worrell, is sec retary and treasurer of the Omaha Life Insurance Co. Opponents Open Fire on Deep Sea .Waterway Plans Passageway From Great Lakes Through St. Lawrence River To Atlantic Ocean Said To Be Impractical. New York, Oct.' 19. Criticism of the proposed deep sea waterway from the Great Lakes through the St. Lawrence river as impracticable and injurious to the barge canal of New York state was massed by its opponents at a hearing before the international joint commission. To morrow eastern proponents of the project will' place their view of the commission which was appointed by the governments of Canada and the United States to investigate the feasibility of the plan. Among the arguments were sev eral references to the expenditure of great sums by the United States to improve waterways in other coun tries and several times opponents pictured the plight of the investment in case of war between Great Britain and America. One speaker declared he could not' see why tho United States "should start another Panama canal in a foreign country." These remarks brought a reply from the American chairman of the international commission, Former Senator Obediah Gardner of Maine. "Several times today-1 have noted inferences, some deliberately errone ous, that this project is an attempt on the part of Canada to inveigle the United States into building a water way for Canada," he said. "This project originated in the house of representatives of the congress of the United States." Public service Commissioner Lewis Nelson asserted, "it would seem thei benefits of this project are generally assumed." Taking cogni zance of the strong support it has in 15 western states, he thought "many cities are dreaming of being ocean' ports," naming Duluth and Chicago as two of them. He predicted af least 20 locks would have to be built on the lakes, and pointed out the slow time the boats would make compared with a trip to an Atlantic port. Also he continued the argu ment of other speakers that the route would be closed half of each year be-, cause of ice, fogs, and other hazards. Republican Leader Suffers Broken Leg Riverton, Wyo., Oct. 19. Frank W. Mondell, member of t'.ie house of representatives, sustained a broken leg, as the result of a fall on the Shoshone reservation, near here. Mr. Mondell was with a party of local men on a trip of inspection to the Shoshone reclamation projecf when a "drag line" of a steam shovel on which- he stepped, broke, causing him to fall. The rope was only a few inches off the ground.. He was taken to a hospital in Lander. Mr. Mondell had been touring the state, fpeaking for the republican, party. Thousands of Positions Offered to Immigrants New York, Oct. 19. Hundreds of letters from manufacturers, coal op erators, railway managers, farmers and other employers of labor were received at Ellis Island, offering jobs to immigrants. The letters vere sent as a result of the activi ties of. the newly organized bureaus of immigration, distribution, which is seeking to place immigrants in American industry. New York Rent Laws Are Held to Be Constitutional New York, Oct. 19. Supreme Court Justice Edward R. Finch, in the Bronx, handed down a decision holding that New York's new rent laws are constitutional. He said that protection of homes is within the police power of the state, when a public emergency exists. Rate Increase Denied. Springfield. II., Oct. 19. Rail roads in Illinois were denied a 40 pre cent increase in freight rates by the state public utilities commis- " OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1920. Resolution Of Bankers Outlined Condemnation of Controller Of Currency Williams Fea tures Forecast of Action . To Be Taken. Meredith Makes Speech r ChlrafO Tribune-Omaha Be Itaned Wire. Washington, Oct. 19. Addresses and reports made at the first general session of the annual cbnvention of the American Bankers' association today gave a forecast of some of the Vlanks to be incorporated in resolu tions adopted later in the week. Among them are the following: Condemnation of Controller of the Currency John Skelton Williams lor his attack upon high interest lates of New York banks. Promotion of foreign trade by means of a $100,000,000 export fi nancing corporation. Revision of revenue laws by con gress to remove present inequalities :n taxation. A more careful supervision of gov crnmental expenditures. Elimination of the orgy of extrava gance and speculation as a means of promoting more economical con sumption as well as increased pro duction. Eneouragement of a private owned merchant marine. FavorTransportation Act. Approval of the transportation act passed by the last session of con gress as having taken railroad se curities out of the highly speculative class, and helping to stabilize credit conditions. s Commendation of the manner in which the federal reserve system has operated during the .war and the critical period of readjustment fol lowing the war. Denunciation of organized labor for fomenting strikes and an appeal for greater consideration of the pub lic in the "settlement of disputes. An expression : of opposition to Prof. Ervin Fisher's gold stabiliza tion plan and other schemes involv ing a change from the present sys tem of a fixed gold standard. More generous support by con gress of the activities of the Depart ment of Agriculture. . A dtclaration m favor -of ade quate financial aid to farmers in or der that they may handle their crops without sustaining serious losses. MemUers of a resolutions commit tee were -appointed by Richard S. Hawes, president of the association. The committee will make its report at the closing session of the conven tion on Friday. There were three chief addresses at the general session of the conven tion. One was the annual address of President Hawes; another . a speech by Secretary of Agriculture Meredith on "The Banker and Agri culture," and the third, an address by John J. Pulleyn, president of the Emigrant Industrial Savings bank of New York City, and president, of the Savings Bank Association of New York on the transportation act and its effect on credits. . President Hawes in his annual address, digressed from his prepared speech to administer a stinging re buke to Controller of the Currency Williams for the latter's attack upon high interest rates published in the Monday morning papers. Challenge to Bankers. "I want to comment on the pub lication originating with a govern ment official, the controller of cur rency," said Mr. Hawes. "His statement is a challenge to the in tegrity of the bankers of America. I trust the resolutions committee will take cognizance of his state ment, and answer it in the proper mann,er." . Representative Madden of Chicago was singled out by Secretary of Agriculture Meredith for attack, in referring to cutting of appropria tion for the department by congress. Secretary Meredith, in making an appeal for ample credit facilities for the farmers of the country, said that they face a shrinkage of price as Compared with last year aggregat ing more . than $2,500,000,000, or nearly 17 per cent. Take Still in Raid. ttorth Platte, Neb., Oct. 19. (Special Telegram.) James Diehl oj Wellfleet was arrested for operating a still. Fifty gallons of mash were found in his house where the still was concealed. He was fined $234 and the mash was 'destroyed. Pilot James P. Murray. Cheyenne, Wyo., Oct 19. United States mail planes were sent front here today to search for Pilot Jame3 P.' Murray, who has not been heard from since he left Salt Lake City yesterday afternoon at 12:30 o'clock. He was due here at 5:30 o'clock last evening. Air mail officials fear he met with an accident while cross ing the mountains. Pilot Murray was recently transferred from Oma ha, where he was a regular pilot on the Chicago-Omaha division. Ex-Omaha Mail Pilot Is Thought to Be Lost .Jcs .. . i i t Two Policemen Shot in Chicago In Liquor Raid Steps Taken to Hush Up Ac tivities Following Confession Said to Involve Wash ington Officials. Chicago, Oct. 19. Unusual activi ty was displayed in all sectors of the illicit liquor battle front, with the possible exception of any further move toward arresting the men in volved in the Sadler and Pappas con fessions. , What activity there was in that line was devoted to hushing up the confession, which is said to involve some high officials here and in Washington. Two former policemen were shot early this morning in a mysterious affray which the authorities are con vinced was a whisky running expe dition and probably a quarrel over distribution of the loot. The dis trict where the shooting occurred is notorious in the records ot illicit booze deals. "The prohibition law will never ba observed until its violators are sent to jail," said Federal Judge Landis today, in passing sentence upon a saloon keeper wno naa oeen aoing a tremendous business on a $25 li cense fee. "This is not a license," commented the judge. "It is a tax a tax on crime. I want to see some of these , men who are selling illegal booze brought before me. I want to send them to prison. That is the only cure," Major ijairympte piacea ai ine doors of a district judge and district United States Attorney responsibility for three killings in Wisconsin in ef forts enforce the prohibition laws. Dtflrymple says there is wholesale disregard for the prohibition law through Wisconsin and the people generally have been led to believe that there will be no honest en deavor to enforce the laws. He says if the judge and prosecutor in ques tion had shown any inclination to enforce the law in cases of violators between them, the three killings that followed in battles between revenue agents and whisky runners would have been averted. More Trouble in Sight for Home Brew Manufacturers Washington, Oct 19. Persons vho violate state prohibition laws by manufacturing or selling cither fermqnted or distilled intoxi:ating liquors, are liable upon conviction, not only for the fine and penalty levied bv the court, but must also pay the federal government $1,000 as a special tax. Interna! Kevenue Commissioner Williams instructed prohibition agents and internal rev enue collectors, that a prevision of the revenue laws' of 1918 imposing the tax was still "in effect, and directed them to carry it out. Grand Jury to Investigate Boston Restaurant Prices Boston. Oct. 19. The federal grand jury was ordered in special session on ' October 27, by United States Attorney Daniel Gallagher to decide whether present high prices for food at hotels and restaurants in volve criminal profiteering. As an exhibit for its consideration, he m dicated the grand jury would be shown a ham sandwich which cost 0 cnts to make and sold for 30 cents, y Mall (I yaar). I..I. 4t, lo.a, Ball 4 Mfw. : g;jl LfJ'SlX u 0ulilj4lh Zona (I yawl. , O.lly aad Saaday, til! Oally Oaly. IUi Sui4 0l. W Indifferent Delegates Pass On Constitution New Nebraska Document Is Signed and Convention' Ad journs Few Absent. Lincoln, Neb., Qct. 19. (Special Telegram.) The constitutional con vention of Nebraska is a thing of the past, the gavel in the hands of President A. J. Weaver falling at S:10 this evening and the convention adjourned sine die on motion of dele gate Everett P. Wilson of Chadron. The convention convened this aft ernoon after a long recess of several months with a majorify of the members present. Later others, who had been detained, came in until the attendance showed but 19 of the 100 members absent. t)onohue of Doug las county was excused because of illness, while Abbott of Douglas county and Kunz o'f Hall county were excused fcr the same reason. Hare of Hamilton county has moved to Seattle and Haskell of Dixon county is travelling in Europe. After the opening prayer by Chap lain Cressman, President Weaver de livered a short address, following whieh the convention spent most of the afternoon in listening to the reading o! the constitution by Sec retary Barnard. At the close of the reading the members present signed the constitution, while under a mo tion the document will be left with the secretary of state, where .ab sentees may sign the same, either prsonally or by proxy. Report of the publicity-committee showed that there is left on the ap propriation $4,274.47. However, ad ditional expenses will probably near ly reach that figure and there may be left only about $100 on the amount Just before adjournment, Dele gate Tepoel of Douglas county moved that the gravel be presented to President Weaver and the motion carried by a standing vote. A copy of the contribution will be engrossed and made an official record .for the future. Woman Batdes Man When He Tries to Steal Her Coat When Mrs. C. H. Hammon, Teka mah, Neb., saw a man attempting to make away with her fur coat from her automobile at Fourteenth and Howard streets, -Monday, she grappled with him and called PitroW man Ed Vanous. The olficer ar rested the man who gave his name as Fred Jensen,, alias Nels Nelson, of Minneapolis. Police say Nelson was sentenced to the state peniten tiary a year agofor grand kreeny. The coat was valued at $500. Search Made for Airplane Carrying 10 Passengers ' Miami, Fla., Oct 19. Search was made for a passenger airplane which left here Sunday morning for Nas sau, Bahama Islands, with 10 pas sengers, but did not arrive there. . Storms were reported off the Florida coast yesterday, and it is thought the plane may have stopped at gome of the smallcr islands. Texas Man Murdered. Brownwood, Tex., Oct. 19. J. N. Weatherby, a large landholder in Mills county, was found dead on a lonely road eight miles from Brown wood, with the head badly beaten and body wrapped in an army blanket. Valuables had been taken irom the body, AlsonColeto Be Returned to Howard County Judge Woodrough Issues Writ In Accordance With Decision That Confessed Murderer's Trial Invalid. Lincoln, Neb., Oct 19. (Special.) Federal Judge Woodrough today issued a writ directing Warden Fen ton of the state penitentiary to turn Alson B. Cole over to the sheriff of Howard county in accordance with Ids decision of October 12. that the death sentence imposed upon the prisoner was invalid. - Judge Woodrough instructed that the necessary papers be placed m the hands of Deputy United States Mar shal Tom Carroll and that they be served on the warden Tuesday. Ac cording to Mr. Priest, attorney for Cole, the papers have already been issued and are now in Marshal Car roll's possession. Cole was under sentence to die in the electric chair November S for complicity in the murder of Mrs. Lula Vogt in Howard county on July, 1917. Cole and Allen V. Gram mer, also under death sentence in connection with the murder, through their attorneys have put urT a thrill ing legal fight' for their lives, nu merous reprieves having prevented tehir execution up to this time.. Judge Woodrough based his re cent decision on the tact that the degree of Cole's . .crime had never been fixed by the judge presiding 0cr the trial. Condition of King . , Of Greece Unchanged Athens, Oct. 19. At 10 a. m. the condition of King Alexander showed little change. The congestion of the lungs persists and drowsiness is tak ing the form of coma. The king's temperature was reported as 102; pulse, 124; respiration, 34. Paris, Oct 19. A noted surgeon, whose name has not been disclosed, left here for Athens tonight by spe cial train in apswer to an urgent summons from the bedside of King Alexander. It is understood that he will attempt a further operation, on the king. i Coroner's Jury Decides Toronto Child Murdered Toronto, Oct. 19. George Albert Hincs, 2, whose body was found yesterday in the woods near here, was murdered accoring to the ver dict of the coroner's jury. Albert Hines, shell-shocked Ca nadian soldier and father of the boy, is in the Coburg jail on a charge of attempted suicide pending a. fur ther investigation into the death of the child. The Weather Forecast. . Probably showers and cooler Wednesday. Hourly Temperatures. r. . ..M lt.II a. m. . ? a. m. , n. m . . Ii . m. . "1 . m . II a. m . . It boon . . ..ha ..04 ..4 ..67 . ,M . C7 ..WS t p. m. S p. m. 4 p. m. 5 u. ni . o. m 7 i. m . V V- ai . THREE CENTS U. S. Kept At War by President Ellhu Root Former Cabinet Member De clares United States Would Have Joined League But For Stand of President. Article 10 Is Condemned By Tbe Awoclatcd fro. New .York, Oct 19. Elihu Root, in his only address on the league of nations during the presidential cam paign, tonight declared that the treaty of peace with Germany would have been ratified and I America would have been a member of the league 'fif President Wilson had . been willing." ' . "Mr. Wilson, however', was riot willing. He insisted upon the treaty absolutely unchanged," Mr. Root said, adding later on in his speech: "I do not question Mr. Wilson's . beliefs that the disposition of the treaty for which he was contending on May 31, 1919, were just and fair; but, without disrespect, I do question Mr. Wilson's infallibility; I do ques tion the complete control of abstract justice in the processes by which the four men who dictated those treaties, which undertook to make over east ern Europe, reached their conclu sions, j Impression of Mistakes. 1 . 'T have an impression that there was the accommodation of conflict- : ing interests, the giving of some thing here to get something there; the yielding of some things in order to avoid losing others; the shading of justice by expediency, which has characterized such c onferences since history began. I have a strong im pression that some of their conclu sions were mistakes. "And I think it most objectionable that the American people shall enter into solemn and positive agreement to guarantee and maintain by force of arms for all time the dispositions of territory and sovereignty which these four men made in the year 1919. "That is a part of what article 10 undertakes to do. It is an al liance to enforce perpetually through the operations of the legue, the de cisions of Mr. Wilson and his as-, sociates in the year 1919. It is a throw-back to the old discredited al liances of the past. It speaks a lan guage of power, and not the spirit of progress. , It is an attempt to do what the holy alliance sought 100 years ago (with just as noble expressions of purpose) to impose . by force the judgment of the rulers of the present seneration, upon all-' future generations." Urges Harding's Election. Mr. Root declared that "we shall promote the peace of the world" by " electing Senator Harding, republi can candidate for president, whose stand on the league, he said was un changed from the time' he voted for -ratification of the peace treaty and' league of nations with the senate (Continued on Pa Two, Column One.) Former Housekeeper Tells of Witnessing Murder of Mining Man Los Angeles, Oct. 19. Mrs. R. C. Peete of Denver, who was either a tenant in or housekeeper at the home of Jacob C. Denton when that wealthy mining man was slain here last June, today told the district at torney's deputies investigating the case that she saw a man and a wom an kill Denton. , Mrs. Peete said the woman had quarreled with Denton through the night and she had shot him as they sat at a breakfast table before dawn. Mrs. Peete was in Denver when the murder became known by the discovery of Denton's body in a rudely built crypt in the basement of his home here a few weeks ago. After investigation she-was escorted back here by attaches of the district attorney's office, being accompanied also by her husband and daughter. ' Mrs. Peete's story fixed the iden tity of the persons who she said had. done the actual slaying and it wai believed that the authorities knew where to find the two and that ar rests would follow soon. , Woman, Here's Your , Chance for a Husband Lincoln, Oct. 19. (Special.) Frank L. Kennedy, secretary of the Department of Labor, is in a posi tion to furnish a husband to any woman who can come up to the specifications necessary. The appli cation comes from a farmer, who says he is well enough off so that there is no danger that the wolf can 1 successfully prowl around the warn ily hearthstone. The woman needed must be be tween 35 and 40, must be refined, no past to regret, good housekeeper, jolly, congenial, loving and gooa ratured, one that would rather staj at home than be on the go. Anj woman with all these qualification! can write to Mr. Kennedy or hit efficient deputy. Mr. Dunn, who ii an expert on all matrimonial af fairs. ; Commercial Bodies Ask Switching Rate Change Lincoln, Oct. 19. (Special.) Ths Omaha and Lincoln Chambers ot Commerce were represented beforf the State Railway commission -this morning with building interests ol the two cities asking for a recon struction of the rate charged for switching. The carriers now charg $2 per car if notice of switching it given before the car enters the yards and 45 if notice is not so given. F. Montmorency, representing the carriers, also appeared and after a short pro and jon discussion the meeting was adjourned without at tion. I!