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In Elmwood Park
Nearly 300 Member of Fa
mous Omaba Family at
Gatbering This Year
There are no piisogamists, mil
lionaires nor paupers in the House
of Elsasser, whose members held
their annual reunion yesterday in
Elmwood park. Last year there were
234 attendants at the reunion of this
famous Omaha family. Yesterday
there were nearly 300.
Yesterday's gathering of the va
rious branches of the Elsasser fam
ily was unique, not only in the per
sonnel of the celebrants, but in the
scope of the. activities and the fra
lernal spirit which was manifested.
This family has grown to such pro
portions that it is necessary to hold
an annual reunion to enable the
members to check :p' on the many;
relatives. It is difficult for any one
member of the family to maintain a
mental record of his aunts, cousins,
nephews, nieces and in-laws.
The reunion was held from 10 a.
rri. to 8 p. m. During the morning
horseshoe pitching was the main
event and during the afternoon there
was a base ball game between the
married and single votaries of the
national game. A picnic lunch was
served and ice cream and cigars
added to the interest of the prandial
. Came 50 Years Ago.
The oldest members of the original
Elsasser family at the reunion were
Mrs. Catherine Fflug of Papillion.
68, and her brother, Charles E.
Elsasser, 66, engineer, residing at
Twenty-first and Bancroft streets.
They are children of the late Chris
tian Elsasser, who, with two brothers
and ft sister, started the Elsasser
family in Omaha more than half a
century ago. " '
The youngest descendants at the
picnic were Walter and Wallace
Elsasser, 3-rnonth-old twin sons of
Walter Elsasser, son of the late W.
L. Elsasser and grandson of the
late Christian Elsasser.
Christian Ekufsser established a
bakery on Vinton street nearly, 50
years ago and was succeeded in the
business by his son, who in turn has
been succeeded by a member of the
G. Fred Elsasser, Twenty-fifth
street and Woolworth avenue, for
mer county, treasurer, has the larg
est family of the descendants of the
pioneer Elsassers. He has nine liv
ing children, eight of whom are mar
ried, and there are 18 grandchildren.
There are 1) children and 13 grand
children of the family of the' late
W. L. Elsasser, whose wife survives
him. , . . ,
Family Head a Soldier.
The four original Elsassers to
come to this country were G. F
Peter E. and 'Christian Elsasser, and
their sister, Mrs. Brommer, all hav
ing been children of Gottleib Elsas
ser, who was js. soldier- with the great
Napoleon. G. Fred Elsasser estab
lished the old Green Tree hotel on
Tenth- streets between Farnarn and
Hat?'reis.' " Christian opened a
bakery '"Vinton street and Peter
E. engaged fn farming1 at O'Neill,
Neb., where " he died of apoplexy
after fighting; a prairie . fire; Wil
liam Brommer, son of one of the first
families of. Elsassers in Omaha, now
manages, a grocery store at Twen
tieth anif tfntftrio streets.
G. FredL Elsasser was the first of
the family to settle in Omaha, ar-
rivijjg here in 1866, about the time j
steamboat ' traffic on the Missouri
river was "an everyday event His
cnuaren t mc icuuiuu jcsictusj
were G. Fred and Peter E. Elsasser,
the latter a former, city councilman,
and Mrs.' Catherine Getzschmann.
The surviving children of the late
Christian Elsasser are: Mrs. Pflug
of Papillion, Anna Schmidt of Sarpy
county and the following Omahans:
Charles E., Christ E. and Herman
Elsasser and Marie Gugler.
At the Teunion were . politicians,
bakers, machinists, railroad men,
farmers, barbers, restaurant man
agers, grocers and some who : have
distinguished, themselves in the army
and navy of this country.
Officers of the Elsasser Reunion
association are: - W. J. Elsasser,
president; William G. Elsasser, vice
president; A. W. Elsasser, secre
tary; Fred G. Elsasser. treasurer.
Hundreds to Attend ,
Sessions of Powwow
To timit Armament
Washington; Aug.1 28. Washing
ton officials Degan to get an iaea
of 'the magnitude of the armament
and far eastern conferences in point
of the number of participants.
The British government, respond
ing to informal inquiries, advised the
State department that its delegation
and accompanying staff would num
ber about 1UO persons, lne cmnesc
government several days ago, in
formed officials here that its repre
sentatives and their attendants prob
ably would total atmost a hundred.
. The Japanese party, originally
fixed at 80 persons, it was learned,
now has grown to at least 150 per
sons, while Japan's delegates prob
ably will not exceed six, and as in
the case of the other participants,
there will be a number of attaches,
specialists in finance, railroads, navi
gation and -administration affairs, in
addition to numerous army and
navy representatives. .
Woman Motorist Hits
Girl and Is rested
While crossing the str " V'
of her home Saturday mght about
7:30, Leitha Wyatt, 12, 2207 South
Sixteenth street, was run over uj u
frivn hv.Mr. Mane
r..i, mil Cnnth Eighteenth
street The little' girl was knocked
down and suffered bruises aDOUt tne
limbs and body.
ct c tal-en to her home ana
Mrs. Dworak was arrested and later
released on bond, on a charge of
reckless driving. It is alleged by wit
nesses that Mrs. Dworak drove her
machine on the wrong, side of a pass
ing street car and that the injured
girl was caught between the auto
Animals Prove Assertion
That Yawns Cause Growth
If, as some scientist has asserted,
varninor mal-ea fnllrs trrnw. then
there are at least three animals with i&
the Ringling Brothers and Barnam 5
all records for size.
hibited in America; aaiaee souaana,
a two-ton hippopotamus and "Sque- f
tree." the largest of the aoes. if
Fmir tins the scales at more than
700 pounds. He is the most formid-
one of the steel arenas. Saidee and
1 - I .... - 1--,.- U- .innn
tent . The hior ane hears his rather
odd name because he cannof yawn
without twisting his tace completely
out of shape. All three animals are
roncirWeH -the most remarkable of
their respective species on exhibition.
The circus photographer has had no
difficulty in catching tnem witn
Leaders r ear
1 Outlaw Strike
Walkout -'of ; Pennsylvania
Shopmen Brings' National
Crisis Near Situation
Well in Hand.
Chins TrlbUaOmah Bm LeMcd Wire.
Chicatto, Aug. 28. With an unau-
thorized walkout of Pennsylvania
raj jway snop men ; in . Cincinnati,
I a. fA.fc Am. WAmn- rqilurOV
not in an cuun f'""
strikes at other points throughout
niccaticfartinn with the recent
the United States railroad
labor board cutting the rate of pay
for overtime woric in some instances,
developed a crisis it was feared might
result in a nation-wide outlaw striKe.
'Hnneirer the situation was well ill
control at a late hour, according to
B. M. Jewell, president of the rail
way employes department of the
American Federation of Labor. He
said he believed the Cincinnati shop
men would return to work.
"Within a few minutes after out
office was informed of trouble in Cin
cinnati," said Mr. Jewell, we had
three men from nearoy cities neaaea
that way. Theirt instructions were
to get the men back on the joh, leav
ing the settlement of -grievances to
"I heard from two ot, tnese men
this afternoon, after they "arrived in
Cincinnati. They had arranged a
meeting with the men, and believed
the shopmen would return to work.
The walkout was absolutely unau
'How Old Was Ann9
Pales in Comparison
To Birthday Problem
Wiehincrtnri ' Aner 28. The con
troversial question of "how old was
Ann" faded into insignificance
when Senator Stanfield of Oregon
submitted to the civil servica com
mission an inquiry as to how many
birthdays a person may have.
The Oregon senator oasea nis
question upon an order of the com
mission nrovidine that aDDlicants for
appointment as postmasters at first
class offices must have reached their
"thirtieth birthday," before taking
FTitwinatinns of candidates for ao-
pointment at Baker, Ore, are to be
held September 0, ana ionnie j.
Grabb will not be 30 years old until
September 17. Senator Stanfield in
sists that if Grabb could have more
than one birthday he had his thirtieth
last September when he was 29 years
old. And this is how he figures it,
admittedly everyone's first birthday
is the day of birth and consequently
when one year old the day cele
brated, if it may be designated a
"birthday," must have been the sec
ond. South Side Brevities
Boy eoal 'buy it now buy It from
South Omaha Ic company. You will ft
a-ood coaU rood walfht, prompt and cour
tooua tratmnt Try as tor S( rant on
hard eoal and all Undt' et soft coat.
Phona Marktt 3I - or Markat OOTt.
South Omaha lea company. S31 M atraat.
- ' JJjk, -
;t. ' 4m .
their mouths open, for all of them
yawn from morning until night. On
the other hand, Pete, the rhinocerous,
was never known to ryawnv vThe
same is true of the six giraffes car
Mary Pickf ord
For Aero Meet
Writes Earl Porter That She
And Doug Will Be in Europe
At Time of International
Congress in Omaha.
Earl W. Porter, president of the
Omaha Aero club, has just received
a letter from Mary Pickford, written
at Hollywood, Cal., in which she de
clares she wishes she mjght be able
to attend the air congress here m
November, but that she and Doug
are planning to go to Europe upon
completion of his production of the
Her letter follows: '
"It would give me so much pleas
ure to be present at the first In
ternational Aero Congress, and I
truly wish it might be arranged. In
all likelihood, however, I .shall be in
Europe at that time as we are plan
ning to go immediately upon the
completion of Mr. . Fairbanks' pro
duction of the "Virginian."
"I do so appreciate the invitation
and my memories of Rockwell Field
tell me just what I shall miss, for I
know how royally the airmen . can
entertain and what true hospitality is
I think the idea of having . an In
ternational Aero Congress a splendid
one and I know that it will prove a
great success. If I can not be there,
please give my best wishes o- each
and every one of the 10.000 air fight
ers and tell them that if I am denied
the privilege of attending this, con
gress that I sincerely hope I may
have that pleasure at some future
time." r ,
Porter has also received a letter
from Thomas F. Dunn, dean of the
University of Detroit, assuring him
that he will attend the congress.
Reed G. Landis has written that
he expects to attend a ; conference
with the executives of the air board
to make plans to "secure proper
representation for Chicago and Illi
nois at the conference." " ' '
"We are hoping to be able to se
cure a special carload of aviation
bugs to attend the Omaha air meet,"
said Landis-in his letter. t
Five Persons Killed
When Train Hits Auto
Peoria, 111., Aug. 28. Five persons
were killed when the automobile m
which they were riding was struck
by a passenger train at La Harpe,
III.. Saturday. Mr. and Mrs. J. A.
Miller, Bcttendorf, la., were among
Woman Identifies Rohber
Of Bank Near Los Angeles
Los Angeles, Aug. 28., C. W.
Lovelace, 31, was lodged iri the coun
ty jail here charged with r-obbery,
after Mrs. V: H. Shuler declared she
identified him as one of five men
who held up customers and em
ployes of the Huntington park
branch of the Los Angeles Trust
and Savings bank yesterday, and es
caped with over $33,000. The rob
bers took $110 in currency which
Mrs, Schuler was about to deposit '
1 i '
THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1921.
To Welcome Vets
At Land Filing
Scottsbluff Expects to Enter
tain 5,000 Men Big Pro
, gram for Former Sol
Scottsbluff, Neb., Aug. 28. Spe
cial.) Looking toward the irrigated
region of the North Platte valley as
a new land of promise, 5,000 former
service snen arc expected to be here
between now and September 9 to
file upon the land to be opened un
der the ft. Laramie canai in me
r.Ack.n hnlc rountrv of Wyoming.
or upon the already irrigated farms
in Sioux and ScottsDiutt counties,
I f ui ill he a snortinir chance, for
hut 21 S units of land will be thrown
open to settlement. The men who
come will make application for water
rights, if they tile tor JNeorasKa lanu,
$3.75 for each irrieable
acre with their application; and if
they file for Wyoming units, xncy
innlv fnr water rental, deposit
ing $1.70 for each irrigable acre. The
deposits of the losers win ue re
turned after the drawing.
Rinff countv. which is the
center of the present irrigated region,
has established a recoro. lor ncany
rv rmn crown in the state except
wheat, and the yields from sugar
beets, alfalfa ana potatoes on ine ir
rigated land has .been phenomenal.
Compete in Entertainment.
Th tnwn of the vallev arc com
peting briskly in plans for the enter
tainment ot tne soiaiers. in
bluff the factory dormitory of the
n Woitern Sno-ar romoanv has
bee secured to give the men cheap
lodging, and private homes win dc
this citv expects to
care, for the majority -of the service
men oecause u is mc idigcsv
valley and. offers the most varied
amusement. The Chamber of Com
merce here,, will take care ot tne
preparation ' of the papers without
The R0 "? eprparv nt t.rr-
ing, Miss M.'M. Enes, will also take
care of the necessary paper work
for-the men,, and it is proposed in a
number. of towns to provide clean
straw and hay beds in box cars for
the veterans. The Burlington will
run two trains a day to Torrington,
during the tiling time, ana tne union
Pacific will have its extension to Ly
man completed, and will run one
,.r. a daw tA that new citv. From
both Lyman and Torrington there is
easy access to the units to De mrown
open to settlement. -.
r. uknr A iv the American Le-
Vll ifLV " " J .
tti. trollov will have a nicniC
K1UII 1 in - m
at Mitchell on the Scotts Bluff coun
ty fair grounds, and Governor carey
rf Xfrrmncr an A national and state
officers of the American Legion will
speak, and there will be a program
of amusements. At Scottsbluff there
will be dances, and at Torrington,
prize- fights,, for theentertauimeni; oi
thjp. rrten.-;, 1 -" ' . . - -.
Within six day after, the tacn
lucky enough! to win on the units
... ntifl4 nf their success, they
must perfect homestead entry at the
land office at uieyeone, wyu., uu
within six months from that time
they must be in actual residence
upon their farms. If they leave
within a year, the lands are with
drawn from entry, the government
seeking by this means to prevent
gambling, or speculators securing the
units. ' ' ' '
Show Manager Held
On Three Counts in
Concession Man's Death
Stanton, Neb., Aug. 28. (Special
Telegram.) Walter Leeman, man
ager of the Leeman & McCart carni
val shows, arraigned at preliminary
t..-:., nn rnnntc nf murder in the
first degree and manslaughter in
connection with the slaying of Tom
Henderson "fish pond" concession
man, was bound over to the district
court without bond. 1
Henderson was shot by i-eeman
the rarnival crounds here, the
show manager claiming he was at
tempting to quiet the concession
man, who, he says, was inioAii.u.
u.njMi tierl soon after the
shooting in a Norfolk hospital. Lee
man asserts he snot in seii-aeicnsc.
, rux.t f Pnlire Cal Wood, the
carnival night watchman, and Dr.
W. R. Peters were cauea Dy tne
state as witnesses at the preliminary
fc.rinir Tt was testified that Lee
man, on the night of the shooting,
borrowed a gun from the mght
watchman, walked to the tent of Tom
Henderson and shortly anerwaru
fired three shots, two of them tak
ing effect in the, victim's body.
Masons Hold Picnic
Albion, Neb., Aug. 28.-(Special.)
-,-Albion lodge, . No. 78, A. F. and
A. M., held a picnic at the Pont
grove north of the city. Lodges
from Newman Grove, St. Edward,
Cedar Rapids and Fullerton were
present. About 600 attended, mak
ing it the largest gathering of the
order in the county.
Peggy Joyce Quits
To Paris Night Life
By HENRY WALES.
Chicago Tribune Cable, Copyrlfht, 1KI,
Paris, Aug. 28. Abandoning the
discreet, close confinement which
marked the first days of her re
turn to Paris, Peggy Hopkins Joyce
is once more seen nightly in the
cafes, restaurants and dancing places
where she was a habitue last win
ter with her husband.
A frail, pale, stoop-shouldered
young man, reported to be a Cuban
am Cmiili Amrir9ii warinir a
mourning armband, is Peggy's in
separable companion ana nis Dig
limousine can be seen standing out
side the night restaurants of Mont
martre until the early morning
Wearing five ropes of pearls, 2a
bracelets and the famous giant dia
mond and emerald rings, Pcijgy and
her mysterious man friend imbibed
cocktails at Claridges and later
dined at Cires tonisrht
Sheriffs Identified as Bandits
Captured By Posse When Motor Stalls After Daring
Jewelry Store Holdup at Alliance-rThen Posse
Learns Robbery Is Fake. . - -
Alliance, Neb., Aug. 28. (Special
Telegram.) Sheriffs Jim Miller oi
Alliance, Peter W. Duffy of Holt
county, Ed Flitcraft of Red Willow
county and a deputy sheriff from
North Platte have been identified as
the. bandits who, wearing masks, and
at the point of revolvers, held up and
robbed the Clinton jewelry store at
North Platte of $500 in cash and sev
eral hundred dollars worth of jewelry
The bandits were captured half an
hour after the robbery by a posse
of citizens led by Sheriff Salisbury
of North Platte, following a chase
of several miles in automobiles, near
the Cody ranch. At the point near
which the capture took place, the
posse found the bandits car aban
doned in the road, with the taxi
driver whom they had hired bound
and gagged in the front seat.
The engine of the car had stalled
and the bandits had jumped from the
car and started to run across a mea
dow on the Cody ranch. Realizing
that they weVe outnumbered and
with no escape but on foot, the tour
men stopped at a comand to halt
and threw up their hands, while the
posse with drawn rifles and revolvers
closed in and effected their capture.
. " Rush Jewelry Store.
The four bandits, wearing red ban
dana handkerchiefs over their faces,
literally rushed the Clinton jewelry
store from front and rear and drawr
ing their revolves, ordeed the pro-
pietor, Jimmy Clinton, . several
clerks and five customers to put
'em up." They did. One of the men
walked up to the show case, dumped
all of the watches. riiiKS and 'other
jewelry into a gunny saCk, emptied
the cash register of about $500 hi
cash and then started for the dcor.v
The other three, their guns still
held on the persons in the Store;
started to back out while the man
with the sack threw it into their car
which was standing at the curb -and
climbed abroa.d The motor had
been left , running and with guns, in
their hands, the three bandits made
a dash for the door, leaped jnto the
car and made off at high speed. In
a flash the car had disappeared from
Took Aliens' Funds
Vessels Chartered by United
States Mail Firm Returned
To Shipping Board by
Order of Court.
'"New York, ' Aug. 28." 'Charges
that the United States Mail Steam
ship company had diverted,-through'
prior uses, $1,200,000 obtained from
immigrants were made by Chairman
Lasker of the shipping board,' after
the government had regained pos
session of nine ships originally char
tered by the company.- ; - Z:
Mr. Lasker announced tMf, with
the vessels restored to the board, bv'
court order, they would be operated
by a special committee , until ,the
board decided whether ta .sell.t. pr
charter them to another company.
He declared that the $li200,000
represented advance money collect
ed from immigrants for passage,
hotel expenses, railroad fares and
immigration head taxes, and that de-
icinn tmnnrarilv to OOeratC the
vessels as a patriotic service was
reached because me government.
fol tdat it ronld not nermit -fraud
and hardships to be " w6rked on
thousands of immigrants. diver
sion of the funds, he asserted, was
an "unconscionable act." ,
Board Regains Ships.
The fight for possession of the
nine vessels has been in progress
since they were seized by the beard
last month on the ground of .nonr
payment of rental. The company
temporarily regained possession of
the ships through injunction .pro
ceedings, but when the case came up
Saturday before Federal Judge
Manton he ordered receivers for the
company appointed after the seizure.
' r.t.im tii rraft to the board.
The receivers requested that the de-
4 J T f J (La
cree be issued ana imonucu in
court that they intended to dispose
of the company's assets for the benr
efit of creditors.
The committee which will operate
the vessels comprises W. Averill
Harriman, Kermit Roosevelt and A.
V. Moore, who will serve without
compensation. Mr. Lasker, in his
statement, declared that the board
had started its action "to 'maintain
the American flag flying on the seas
and to protect innocent immigrants
who we discovered were being
"No so-called 'alien shipping - in
terests will be permitted to drive the
American flag from the seas; not so
long as American citizens are willing
and able to operate American ships
for Americans." Mr. Lasker added.
Vnrmr German Shins.
tuI cMa nrdered returned
to the government are former uer
man liners. .
Mr. Lasker's statement said that
the receivers found the affairs of
the company evi worse than repre
sented by the shipping board.
"Had the United States Mail com
pany been permitted to continue
with the ships, the losses wou d
quickly have amounted into unt6Id
and immeasurable sums," Mr. Las
ker said. "Rarely has a like condi
tion of commercial chicanery been
unearthed. We feel that the condi
tions unfolded more than justify the
seizure in July."
Man Overcome by Heat FalU
To Curb, Fracturing Skull
York. Neb., A"g- 28. (Special.)
W. S. jeffcry, who. lives near. Bene
dict. wa overcome bv heat on the
street here and fell, striking his
i head upon the curb, fracturing his
i skull at the base of the brain. He
lis not exDected to live.
Sheriff Salisbury was notified. At
the time, he and 75 other sheriffs
who were attending the convention
of the State Sheriffs' association
were preparing to go out to the
Cody ranch for a jubilee. They, to
gether with more than 50 armed citi
zens, sprang into automobiles and
gave chase to the robber3. Trailing
them in the direction of the Cody
ranch, the pursuers came upon the
bandits' abandoned car standing be
side the road near the ranch. A few
minutes later the bandits were cap
tured in a meadow without resist
ance, after 50. or more guns in the
hands of the posse had been leveled
upon them and they saw escape was
From the desperate actions of the
bandits the sheriffs, and citizens
thought they had captured a gang
of professional robbers. But when
their captors tore the masks from
the bandits' faces, they discovered
they had captured three , well
known Nebraska sheriffs and one
Sheriff Explains It All.
The captors had a strange feeling
and were in the act of pinching
themselves to see whether or not
they were dreaming, when Sheriff
Salisbury explained that it was all a
part of the prograiri of the state con
vention and had been conceived with
premeditation and much forethought.
The four officers who perpetrated
the "robbery" ' concocted the fake
holdup following an argument
among the convention delegates as
to the eafe with which a robbery
could he staged.' Most of them
thought it wasn't an 'easy stunt,
while the brave four argued that a
holdup was easy as pic.
Without letting anyone except
Sheriff Salisbury and two or three
others know their plans, they con
ceived and executed the "robbery"
to prove their point. Neither the pro
prietor of the . jewelry store, his
clerks, customers or members of the
citizens' posse knew but what it was
a genuine holdup until Sheriff Sal
The officers admitted - that they
took a longv chance of getting shot,
but then what doe's an officer amount
to who hasn't a lot of nerve?
New Chapter in
Noted Mayo Case
"Woman Who Aided in Re
covery of Kidnaped Child
Bride of Father-r-Honey-moon.
Cbtcaco Triluine-Omahn Bee aaed Wire.
York. Auz. 28. Two 'mech
anicians ticked the blocks from the
front wheels of an army airplane at
Mitchell field- Saturday afternoon
and watched Mr. and Mrs. Rutledge
Mayo skihi away' on the first lap
of their honeymoon.
The bride was Miss Thelma Wy
son, daughter of. a Chicago 'broker,
.she arrived Saturday
Mayo broke through the ropes at
the station, whiskea ner to tne nine
church around the corner," and mar
rA br in remrA time. Then, aft
er a bridal breakfast, they hastened
. . i" t i " 1
to the aviation tieia ana sauea away,
, This is another chapter in the
stormy and sensational affairs of the
Mayo family and grew out of one
of the numerous kidnappings of lit
tle Catherine Mayo, 2 1-2 years old,
who has been the pawn in, a thrilling
race for possession.
Mayo's first wife, in her divorce
naftprs asked $20,000 alimony and
$10,000 counsel fees. Mayo coun
tered with a cross bill and affidavits,
charging his wife had made three at
tempts to kill him by poisoning his
food. : ' " '
A" sensational side' issue was the
"drowning" a few days ago of Mrs.
E. S. Cheatham, mother of the first
Mrs. Mayo, whose clothing was
found iri a bathing roprn .at Coney
Island, but who has .not been lo
cated. Mayo, at that time, sad Mrs.
Cheatham had an ugly police record
in Colorado Springs.. Chicago,, Den
ver and Memphis. ,, The Cheathams
came from Memphis -and that city
has been the storm center of the up
roar which has kept members of the
families, their friends and the police
forces busy for a long time, chiefly
over the kidnapping of the baby.
Miss Wyson was in Memphis less
than 60 days whe young.. Mayo, came
that way on the trail of his wife
and her mother who had stolen. the
baby. Miss WySon aided him m re
trieving the child and todav's mar
riage was the cumination of the ro
mace that had its- beginning at that
time. Mayo is 23 and the son of
Roy AHred Mayo, president of the
Mayo-Sccurify Ink company.
Soft Goal Production
' V Shows Slight Slump
ehlrarn TrlbuncOmaha Bee LcHtol Wire.
Washington, Aug. 27. Production
of bituminous coal declined slightly
during the third week of August,
but was still above 'the average for
July. The total output for the
week ended August 30, is estimated
by the geological survey at 7,704,000
tons, a decrease of 52,000 tons when
compared with the week preceding,
but still 500,000 tons greater than the
low point reached in the first week
"How greatly the present rate of
output must be increased to regain
anything like normal may be judged
from the figures of output in the
corresponding week of other recent
years,"' comments --the- geological
survey. ! "In the third week of Au
gust, 1920, there" was produced 11,
040.000 tons; in 1917 the figure was
10.590,000 tons, and in 1918, over
12,470,000 tons." ' - : '
A new process for the mechanical
manufacture of plate glass of uni
form quality and high polish has
ieen discovered in Bohemia.
Traveling Men Hold
Annual Picnic Here
More than 500 "traveling men of
Omaha, members of Omaha Council
No.- 118..U..C. T., together with their
families, held their annual picnic at
Elmwood park Saturday and spent
the evening dancing at . Hanscom
During the afternoon there were
11 snnrline- events for men. women
and children, who contested for num."
erous prizes given by umaiia wnoie
sale houses. The principal event was
a tug of war won by a team com
posed of Walker, Collins, Noble,
Mogensen and Townsley. The fat
mens' race was won "by Roy M.
Harrop; fat women's race by. Mrs.
Dan, F. O'Brien; ladies hoop roll
ing: contest by Mrs. A. W. Haw
kins; ladies' relay , race by Miss
Eloise Mussclman; mens' peg set
ting contest by F. P. Walker;
mens' free' for all 75-yard dash by
F. P. Walker; married women's free
for all. race by Mrs. II. W. Smith;
single women's race by Mrs. Mary
B. Maxwell; boys' race by Robert
Mullen; mens' horseshoe contest by
D. F.- Roscborough; ladies' chicken
catching contest by Mrs. William
Mogensen; mens' chicken catching
contest by C. E. Smith; boys'
chicken catching contest race by
Bud Levin; mens' tandem tire race,
first prize by G. M. Park and Nels
Mogensen; second prize by A. W.
Hawkins and Daniel O'Brien.
Statement Trom A. F. of L.
' Says People Will Be Given
Full Information on
. ' Atlantic City, N. J., Aug. 28 In
order the corporate industries con
rnrnnrate crants shall
uuvuu u in. i- - ,
be operated for the common good
ana "not merely lor inc yiunv
,.ioco mm " tin .executive council
of the American Federation of La
bor announced that it proposes xo
investigate this entire subject, so
.i,,. "nannU nf nnr land mav
be fully and accurately appraised oi
the real situation oi anairs.
, Rights, privileges and opportuni
ties equal to those granted the cor
porate interests are demanded by
the wage earners, said the council,
declaring that an inquiry will be
made with a view of devising a
nlan for the correc
tion of the "grave dangers and great
evils that have tasteneo memscivcs
like barnacles upon our people."
To Protect People.
"Organized labor," the statement
Said,' " intends not to suffer longer
under the persistent ettorts Deing
made to misrepresent their hopes,
aims 'and aspirations, and to deny
them equal rights and opportunities
with all other classes of citizens. It
l.that has been raised to place in se
,nfj.nic tn rrmnvp the smoke screen
curity those interests wr.ose prones
9 onlarirpil when the ocoole s suf
fering is increased, whose rights and
powers are extended When, the lib
erties and rights of the people are
curtailed. . ,
Deploring the discrimination
against, the workers in favor of or
ganized industrial corporate intcr-
.ctc ffiff rminril declared that it
"will give attention to the revision
of plans, by which the group rights
cf wage earners may be fully recog
nized and adequately safeguarded, so
that corporate interests may no long
er use their organized power w
rlnir a liWe ris-ht nf organization and
collective power to the wage earn
The council also declared that the
judiciary department of both federal
and state governments have "se
riously impaired the constitutional
rierhte nf fhe workers" and character
ized some of their decisions, includ
ing those, of the unitea states su
preme court, as "narrow, strained
and class-biaseed interpretations."
To Inform Public.
In behalf of the wage earners, the
nn-il ArrloreA that it would not
only protest against all "these judi
cial decisionsi legislative tenoer.cies
and practices of corporate interests,
but proposes to undertake, the or
ganizing of local committees
throughout the land and through
Vim tn familiarizp the oublic of all
that is going on and progressively I
to review the attituae ana acuvmes
of all groups and interests, as well as
the legislative enactments and judi
cial decisions which are destructive
of the workers' equal rights, priv
ileges and opportunities." .
The -council announced its inten
tion to investigate the methods used
by the banking institutions and in
surance companies of the country iti
handling the funds entrusted to their
care for investment and safekeeping
of the wage earners.
"It intends that the savings of the
vonrWrs " it was stated, "shall no
longer be used to deprive them of
their constitutional ana economic
rights and opportunities." .
Following the discovery of a
bleaching process Belgian interests
will exploit , the Kongo papyrus for
Girl Clad in Cigar et
Smoke Shocks Copper;
She's in Hoosegow Now
Chlrago Trlbnn-Omaha Te leaied Wire.
New-York, Aug. 27. Tastefully
clad in nothing whatsoever but thin
wisps of cigaret smoke, Miss Leona
Schultz, 23, paraded through Bronx
streets Saturday until she encoun
tered a horrified policeman. The of
ficer wrapped his coat around her
and hustled her to the station.
''Where's your clothes?" he gasped,
as he buttoned his coat tightly
"Don't bother me," she cooed ,as
she flipped the ashes from her
cigaret. . i
She was arraigned on a charge of
vagrancy. She said ( she belonged
to a well-known family, in Chicago,
but refused to tell the name, ad
mitting Schultz, was net her real
name. She was sentenced to 30 days
in the workhouse, where attendants
will irv tn ret cnnu nf the nicotine
eliminated from her system 1
Rmtrnralnfl 00 0(1(1
Marks Offered for '
Man Recently Released From
Prison Under Suspicion -As
Slayer of Mathias
By Tha AiwoclatfJ rreai.
n i: A.. oa President F.hert
has authorized the government .to
otter a rcwara oi nwiw
the apprehension or information lead
ing to the arrest of the assassin of
Mathias Erzberger. ; .
The focal police are investigating
the present whereabouts of 01tvig
Von Hirschfeld, the student recently
released from 18 months imprison
ment for his attempt on, the life of
Herr Erzberger in the court room
. . . i.a-t 1.
during tne sensational xnai vi mc
Erzberger-Helfferich libel suit. .
No single event in ppst-revolu-;
tionary Germany has unleashed par
tisan . furv . with such vehemence as
the assassination of Mathias Erzber
ger, which is discussed in Berlin in
degress of passion that apparently
know no restraint. . . .
Blames Political Opponents.
The Freiheit insists that primarily
responsibility for the murder rests
upon Herr Erzberger's leading poli
tical onnnnents. "The revolvers dis
charged in Griesbach, Baden." the
newspaper declares, were loaaea in
the editorial rooms of the Kreuse
Zeitung. the Deutsch Tag Zeitung,
and other pan-German organs."
Vorweartz is outspoken in con
demnation of the national and Ger
man peoples parties, .tlieir leaders
and their newspaper organs, whom
it charges with moral responsibility '
for the murder because of their "un
relenting persecution" of the former
minister, who, it declares, "when the
collapse came, had the courage to
stand by the fatherland arid nego-1
tiate the armistice tor whtcn run-'
denburg and Ludcndorff begged on
i;nn, oftr- William fled tn Hoi- "
The clerical organ, Oermania,
which was close to Herr Erzberger
throughout his political career, says
the deed was the melancholy con
sequence of the campaign of vilifi
cation and heckling carried on by
the parties of the right, which, it
declares, did not hesitate to use the
most contemptible falsehoods in their
pursuit of the deaa man.
The Tageblatt says: f'Responsibil '.
ity,.for the murder attaches to na- -tionalist
coattail?. . ,.It effect on the
radical mases is bound to assert it
self." " '
"The shots that killed - Erzberger
threaten to become a danger signal," ;
savs the Vossische Zeitung. which r
expresses tne iear mat xne wor.
international, reconstruction which .
was progressing hopefully now had
been placed in jeopardy.
The specialist and . communist
.. I... .1.. 1. c
newspapers call upon the masses to .
join a common rally for the fight -
front. The nationalistic organs, vis
ibly distressed over the murder, make
editorial effort to- denounce .the,,
deed, at the same time cautioning
aoainct nnHite haste in arrivine at
any. conclusions while the murder
has not yet been cleared up.
Lists Congress With
Ranks of Unemployed
Washington, Aug. 28. Congress
by taking its recess,. says Chairman
White of the democratic national
committee, m a formal statement, has'
"voluntarily joined the ranks of the
5,735,000 unemployed." .
Assailing the congress for "inca-'
pacity and inefficiency," the demo
cratic national chairman says an "ex
tra session called to' 'save the coun
try' has quit its job for a month
without having , passed a , single
remedial measure unless the agricul
tural bill should justify its support
ers in projecting government into
Mr. White describes the situation
as "in sad contrast" with the dem
ocratic congress, which, he said, re
mained in continuous session until
its legislative program was com
pleted. , - -
Germany to Furnish
Material to Rebuild
. xr.'Aettfislsiri Hurnianv. All IT- 27.
An agreement by which Germany'
ld iu 1UI 1 1 1 " '"- .v, - - -
struetion in the devastated regions of
. a i.aiM ntiTria c if ir i rLmi-
France was reacnea in me ncuua
tions between Louis Loucheur,
French minister for UDeratea- re--...i
rtr Walter Rathenau.
German minister of reconstruction,
An official note says me agree
.,. a;;aa intn two carts. The .
:-;.t-a th general condition ..
11191 inu'i.aD .-v --- .
.1.. ..M.ni.nt and nrovides tor -
L'i IMC afii v... i - .
the formation of two private socie
ties, one t rencn ana one vjcrniaii, ,
cerve as intermediaries between
the German industrials and the
TK- cAnA MmhnA0c the rAnfraet
..ViiVV, ic tn h rnnrlnded hetween.
the two societies and specifies the .
conditions of delivery of material -
Hearing on Language
Law Set for Sept. 6
ir..v.n., vk Ann- 28. fSe-e-
cial.) Postponed hearing in the case
of the Lutheran Synod of Missouri
versus the State of Jebraska, rela
tive to the Reed-Norval language bill,!
will be held in Dodge county dis
trict court Thursday. September 6.
The case was brought from Platte
county . to Dodge on a charge of ,
venue a few months ago.
rr.t c I a tie art -
lilt CYlItm vijtvia iw wiw f.-
which prohibits the use of the Ger- 1
man ancruacc ana its .iay m mc
f YSrika The hfarinor
was postponed when Judge r. V.
Button left for a month's vacation in
Colorado. He returned Saturday-
and announced the date for resurap-'-
tion of the hearing
and street car