The frontier. (O'Neill City, Holt County, Neb.) 1880-1965, August 14, 1924, Image 2

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University Chemists Exam«
ine Stomach of Woman
Who Died Suddenly
O'Neill, Neb., Aug. "—(Special.)
Chemists of the University of Nebras
ka, at Lincoln, are examining the
contents of the stomach of Mrs. Anton
Soukun, of Page, to ascertain whether
she died of natural causes. A pre
liminary report received by County
Attorney J, D. Cronin, coroner, states
that the presence of some corrosive
substance, yet to be determined, has
been found by the university chemists.
Mrs. Soukin, wife of Anton Soukup,
a farmer residing near I-age, died sud
denly Friday morning. Thursday
night she had suffered a hysterical
attack necessitating the calling of a
physician. A coroner’B jury was Im
panelled Saturday afternoon and an
adjournment taken pending the report
of the chemists. Mrs. Soukup on oc*
caslons had threatened suicide.
Columbus, Neb., Aug. J Special.)—
A campaign to maku the Missouri
river bridge to be completed at Yank
ton, S. IX, October 15 a free bridge
Instead of a toll bridge by having the
two states, Nebraska and South Da
kota purchase the structure from the
present stockholders Is being launched
by one of the oldest Meridian (Winni
peg to Mexico City) highway mem
bers, John Halle, St. Helena, Neb., for
12 years the original and official Me
ridian highway booster. Halle has
just received a personal pledge from
Governor McMaster of South Dakota
that the northern state will co-operate
In the plan and left Columbus today
for Lincoln where he will visit Gov.
Charles Bryan with the same object
In view. Halle asserts that prospec
tive tool charges of 50 cents for autos
and driver and 10 cents for pedes
trians are prohibitive.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. ‘ —Mildred
Boeeman, 19 yearn old, who recently
escaped from the York reformatory
for women ha* been located In Mon
tana. Sheriff Tom Carroll has re
quested her extradition.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. —A new on*
day record for wheat receipts was
made here Monday with 770 carload*
received a* compared with a previ
ous high of 676 carload* received
on July 31, 1916.
Secretary of Nebraska Guar
anty Commission Looks
For No More Failures
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. " (Special.)—
Secretary Peterson, of the state
guaranty fund commission, says that
It Is unlikely that any ef the closed
banks In this state will be reopened.
Down In Kansas the Influx of W'hent
money hns made possible the reopen
ing of a number of banks. In Neb
raska. however, the situation has
been handled differently In the past.
Here the commission hns the pow'er
to take charge of and operate banks
In a distressed condition, and It hns
closed none save those that were
hopelessly Insolvent. The wheat
money, he thinks, is fairly certain tc
■top any further bank failures.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. 1 -Ae friends
of the court. Attorneys Butler and
James of Furnas county have asked
the supreme court to reconsider Its
recent decision which held that the
National American Fire Insurance
company, which traded I1R.000 worth
of liberty bonds, worth at the market
$18,704, for certificates of deposit la
the American State bank of Aurora,
was entitled to recover from the
guaranty fund the face value of the
bonds, because a bank may hold
these as pnrt of Its reserve.
The attorneys sny that In holding
that an Intent to defraud the guar
anty fund must be proved before a
clatin of this sort can be denied the
court has overturned a long line of
decisions, since such proof Is seldom
available. The. court has consistent
ly held that any bonus or excess In
terest in a state bank where the pay
ment of Interest Is limited to 6 per
cent, a year, transforms a deposit
Into a loan and relieved the guaranty
fund of liability. In this rase the at
torneys urge that the difference be
tween the face value of the bonds
and the actual market value constitu
ted a bonus that vitiated the trans
action as a deposit.
Winnebago, Neb., Aug. * -Two col
ored boys, William Washington, 16
years old, and James Hicks, 17. both
of Omaha, stole a car from the curb
In Omaha and started to drive to
Fioux City. At Homer, Neb., they ran
out of gas and funds.
Special United States Officer R. J.
Hart was in Homer at the time and
took the two boys In custody. They
confessed to the theft and will be held
pending Instructions from Omaha au
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Coroner's Jury Returns
Open Verdict in Case
At Page, Neb.
rage, Neb., Aug. .—Death by ar
senic poisoning, administered by her
self or by some unknown person, was
the verdict of the coroner’s Jury Fri
day Investigating the death of Mrs
Antone £oukup, wife of a fa.nier near
here, who died suddenly last week.
The verdict v as given after an
analysis of the contents of the wom
en’s stomach had been made by
chemists at the University of Ne
braska, who reported that white
arsenic had been found In the stom
It Is the general belief here that
she took her own life, but the county
authorities announced they will leave
the case open for Investigation.
Children Aver Parent In
clined to Let New Husbands
Wheedle Money Away
Lincoln, Neb., Aug 1.—(Special.)—
Children of Mrs. Cassandra Mayfield,
long a resident of Buffalo county,
have appealed to the supreme court
from a decree ordering her guardian
and trustee to return to her all of
her property, taken from her with
her consent a few years ago, be
cause the children feared a third
husband, 20 years younger, would
get away from her all that she pos
As they tell the story In the docu
ments on file, their father, Horace
Rogers, accumulated a large fortune
In Buffalo county lands, and nt his
death something like >25.000 worth
went to the widow. In 1915, pining
for a oompanlon, she contracted a
marriage with George P. Moore, by
means of a matrimonial agency.
Moore turned out to be a fortune
hunter, and also a married man, It
Is said. The marriage relation was
dissolved within six weeks.
The present hujJjand, F. H. May
field, Is desoribed as a transient
with one leg who was also looking ^
for easy money, and It Is claimed
that they were wedded on one day's ,
acquaintance. The woman says this
la not true, as she had known him
as a boy. Because he had taken In
his own name some property she
bought, the children made a fuss,
and the mother says she consented
to the property being put In escrow.
Now she says she never was Incom
petent to transact business.
Geneva, Neb., Aug. \—(Special.)—
Four ef the six girls who eloped
with the truck from the state school
for young women under age here
two nights ago, were found In a
Havelock rooming house Friday.
They say they ran away because
they were not properly treated at
the home, that one of the family
managers kept nagging and scold
ing them all the time, and that as
punishments they have been sub
jected to Immurement In the solitary
for 30 days with only bread and
water. The state board of control
Is investigating their stories.
Bloomfield, Neb., Aug. V—(Spe
cial.)—To have served as rural car
rier on one route for almost 20 years
and to now be taking his first ex
tended vacation during such a per
iod is the record of Chas. S. Lovejoy,
carrier on route four out of the
Bloomfield office. Mr. Lovejoy has
gone to Harpersvllle, N. Y., for a
visit In his boyhood home and to see
his father who Is almost 90 years
old, and who has been unable to
make his usual visit to the west this
Used Clothes of Movie
Stars Much in Demand
Los Angeles, Cal.—"You may tear,
you may spot the old clothes, If you
“But the glamour of stardom will
ding to them still."
Not confined to Hollywood Itself,
but scattered throughout this city,
are shops where the cast-off gar
ments of the stars of the movies
may be purchased.
Evening gowns, frocks, slippers,
clothes, garden hats, raincoats,
desert “get-ups"—all await the pur
chaser who seeks a Polret-labeled
affair for the price of Main street
Old clothes men dally make the
rounds of the studios and homes of
the stars seeking cast-off clothes.
It Is a rule that the women of
the movies have plenty of beautiful
clothes for each picture, and a
gown once worn Is seldom used
again. Hence, the little second-hand
clothes shops are filled with the
cast-ofT garments or the great and
minor performers of Hollywood.
A Professional.
From the Christian Register.
A campaigner was constantly In
terrupted by a man In the crowd,
who kept shouting out, "Liar!”
After about the twentieth repetition,
the speaker paused and fixed his
eyes on his tormentor. "If the gentle
man who persists In Interrupting,"
he said, ‘‘will be good enough to tell
us his same instead of merely shout
ing out his calling, I am sure we
t.hall all bo pleaaod to make his ac
Beauty Is Strong for Yankee Men
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I Miffs* PpPis* J/er\VE%,i, mekl itorKSSt I .
Yankee men are the finest in the world, according to Miss Doris
Lowell, who has Just arrived in Boston with her mother, after a year’s
tour of the world. Miss Lowell is the holder of the title of “Miss Cali
fornia” in last year’s beauty contest
Hanlhara, Japanese ambassador,
says he made a mistake when he said
our shutting out of Asiatics would
have “grave consequences.”
A cable from London describes.the
British Vickers company working day
and night turning out 140,000 machine
guns for Japan.
And the British Scut ton company is
building many automobile tru-ks to
carry soldiers for Japan.
What will the Japanese dc with so
many machine guns? Are th«<y trying
to keep us from enjoying our nationaj
election? Or are they trying to see
whether anything in the heavens
above or in the eaj'th beneath could
make our distinguished Washington
statesmen realize that this country
needs fighting flying machines, and
plenty of them, and submarines, too?
Lenin, creator of bolshevism, great
est leader in Russia since Peter the
Great, now lies in a state, to make the
sensitive shiver. His body in a cof
fin covered with glass, rests on red
velvet. Embalming processes that
cost $7,500 for one single body, will
preserve the body unchangeable for
thousands of years.
Lenin’s face has been arranged by
the embalmer so that It smiles, as the
crowds pass by and so it will smile,
if undisturbed, for tens of centuries.
It won’t lie left undisturbed, of it
course. Revolution’s penSulum will
swing back. A czar or something like
one will arise. Then they will throw
Lenin’s embalmed body to the dogs
or perhaps expose that smiling head
at tl;e end of a pike, as the skull of
Cromwell was exposed, when tho
family of Charles came back.
Many will say, “If I were Lenin, I
would rather have the czar come
back, free me from my glass cage of
red velvet, and send me back into
the earth.”
To spend centuries, with an un
ending grin In death would be abom
Nothing is worse than unending
monotony. You ever wonder wheth
er the ordinary descriptions of eternal
bliss hereafter might not be monoton
ous after awhile.
Think of living millions, billions,
and trillions of years. with"no change,
the same wings, same harp, same
streets of gold. Even the wonderful
collection of animals, described in
Revelations, would become tiresome.
Tlie heaven described by Moham
med must be absolutely Intolerable,
after six months to say nothing of
Think of living day In and day out
with young ladies made of solid
musk, drinking wine that doesn't in
The believing Christian finds his
comfort in the Fourteenth chapter of
John, verse 2 “In My Father’s house
are many mansions.”
Perhaps those “many mansions”
are many solar systems. In that case,
there would be plenty of change, va
riety and especially, COMPETITION
and the last absolutely necessary, at
least to "red blooded Nordics."
Dr. Healy, Boston alienist and psy
His Canceled Checks.
From Everbody’s Magaxine.
Pat had opened his first bank account
and had taken to paying most of his
debts by check. One day the bank sent
him a statement together with a packet
of canceled checks. Of the statement
Pat made neither head nor tail, but the
returned checks greatly excited him.
‘•Mike!" he said to his friend one day.
"Sure and It's a smart bank I’m doiu'
business wtd, now."
"How’s that?" asked Mike.
"Why," was the replay. "Oi paid all
me bills w-id checks, an’ bejabbera if the
bank wasn't alick enough to get (very
check back fnj* — *
chologist, says both Loeb and Leo
pold, young Chicago murderers, told
him they would "kill Bobby Franks
again under the same circumstances."
From the defense that is a dangerous
statement. It says to the Judge in
plain words: "Hang these two boys
if you want to protect other children.”
If these unspeakably vile young
murderers boast of their Intention to
repeat their crime the peace of fath
ers and mothers demand that any
repetition of their crime he made ab
solutely impossible, and that means
treating them like other mad dogs
and hanging them.
A long time ago, Elisha "took hold
of his own clothes and rent them in
two pieces.” when he saw Elijah go up
in "a chariot of fire and horses on
What are Elisha and Elijah, now in
heaven, saying to each other, as they
see the Right Reverend Harold Rob
erts Carson, bishop of the Episcopal
diocese of Haiti, calmly riding from
one parish to another In a flying ma
chine? The navy lends him the flying
machine and he visits places other
wise inaccessible.
All that men can IMAGINJI they
can DO.
Every nation in Europe observed,
in some way the tenth anniversary
of the war’s beginning. Belgian
crowds stood in silence, tears flowing.
In Berlin 3G<‘,000 gathered to
mourn. There was some hysteria,
strange in a German gathering. Some
of the “Reds,” extreme radicals, mock
ing the sorrow of the gathering, were
Wherever the meetings were held
there was material developed for an
other war, and more "revenge.”
Are firecrackers worth while, are
they necessary? Two hundred child
ren were binded by fireworks, fire
crackers chiefly, on last Fourth of
July. That Is paying too dearly for
noise in patriotism.
The Chinese discourage kidnaping
in a practical way. Having caught
two kidnapers with 20 stolen children
that they were going to sell some
where else in China, the officials
stood the kidnapers up in the public
square, after parading them through
the streets, and had them shot.
America is to have its own Roque
fort cheese, which will look, taste,
and smell Just like that which ha*
been made near the village of Roque
fort In southern France for 2,000
years. The French Roquefort is made
from sheep rnllk and ripened in cool
windy caves. Lacking the strain of
milking sheep and the windy caves.
Halted States government experts
have successfully substituted, cow s
milk and built iasulated curing rosins
where conditions found in the origin*
ai Roquefort caverns are simulated.
Dean Inge protests against the
movement for a celibate clergy in the
Church of England, pointing oat that
Nelson, Drake. Sir John Mo->re, War
ren Hastings, Sir Christopher Wren
Sir Joshua Reynolds, Jenner, Char
lotte Bronte, Oliver Goldsmith, Ten
nyson and Cecil Rhodes were all chi'
dren of clergymen.
The Feud.
From Everybody's Magazine.
A gentleman from down near Twin
Mountains. Texas, boarded a rickety
railway coach and settled himself for
an hour's Journey. As the train finally
approached his destination he rose; but
to his amazement they rattled past
without stopping. The traveler's Texa;
blood was up and he yelled:
"Hey theah. you Mlstah Conduct ah'.
That was mah station. Why didn't jou
ali stop this .iead train and lemnte off? '
The conductor removed his pipe, then
answered very deliberately:
|'Why, I'll tell . ya how it ia. bos*.
Mali engineah’s mad at theah station
agen. an we don't step theah no moah.''
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insurance Company Learns
This When Forced to
Pay on Policy
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. '’—(Special)—
Because the Bankers Reserve com
pany did not supply Clarence E. Kel
ley with a legible copy of the ques
tions and answers he made in an ap
plication for Insurance on his life,
a Merrick county Jury gave his wife
judgment for $3,000, the amount of
the policy issued. Kelley died with
in three months after he applied, fol
lowing an operation for appendicitis.
The company claimed that he had
falsely represented to it in his ap
plication that he had not suffered
from any disease, when in fact a few
months before he applied he had an
attack of appendicitis. The court said
that a policyholder is entitled to
have a legible copy furnished him
in order that he may check up on
whether he made any incorrect an*
marriage law hits
York, Neb., Aug. \—The marriage
law inaugurated in Nebraska a year
ago has had an effect upon the reve
^jiues of the offices of the coutity judge
nere. The number r.f parties going
across the state line, either into
Kansas or Iowa for the purpose of
getting married without the public
ity attendant upon the 10-day pub
lication of the Intention, has In
creased greatly in the past 12
Records show a falling off of 109
marriage licenses for the past year.
This means approximately a de»
crease of revenue near $200.
Columbus, Neb., Aug. Miss
Clara Kiuntke, 28 years old, worked
for 12 years on the farm of her
brother, Adolph, keeping house, help
ing In the field and feeding hogs and
cattle. The only remuneration she
received during that time consisted
of clothts, board and room.
Her brother was recently acci
dentally killed and left an estate
valued at $33,000, but left no will.
Under the law the mother, Mrs. Car
oline Kiuntke, 68 years old of Bel
grade, Neb., is entitled to the entire
Today Clara appeared In probate
court before county Judge John Gib
bon and asked that she be given pay
of $10 a week for the last eight
years she worked or. her brother's
farm. She says the first four years
don’t count" because she was a minor
then and her mother was entitled
to her wages. The mother objects.
She says a total of $4,160 is too
much pay for eight years work. She
claims she can hire a woman to do
the same work for from $6 to $7 a
County Judge Gibbon has taken
the case under advisement.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. (Special)—
The state railway commission has
again taken op the work of tractor
testing under the supervision of the
engineers of the state agricultural
college, one of the sure signs that
farmers, now that they have acquir
ed some money, are buying tractors
again. This law forbids the sale of
tractors in the state that are unable
to meet the test imposed upon them,
which Is primarily for the purpose
of finding out If they are as good
as their sellers represent them to be
In the last two years practically no
testing has been done because no
new models were being put into the
field by the manufacturers.
Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. ' 'Special.)—
Attorney General Spillman has ad
vised the supreme court that it
should, in his opinion, affirm the
conviction and sentence of William
Grebe, a rural constable In Cass
county, who beat up a man who
called him names after he had shot
up his tires In order to halt him
at night. Tlx? attorney general says
that the law does not Justify an of
ficer In assaulting a man whose
only offense has been the use of
violent language, and that a Jury
having found him to be the aggres«
sor he Bhould pay the penalty.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. (Special.)—
General Manager Flynn reports that
wheat loading on the Burlington rail
road 1b averaging 500 cars a day
now, and that this is very likely to
be maintained for several weeks.
The principal points of loading are
in the southern and central parts of
the state. The extreme western part
and the section north of the Platte
have not yet completed threshing.
The roads were thoroughly prepared
this year for speedy movements, and
a day between threshing and market
ing has been the record for a num
ber of shipments within the hun*
dred mile marketing area.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. [Special.)
—Chairman Lord of the Bryan noti
fication committee, has received from
the Tecumseh Squirrel club, of which
the governor is a momber a skull
cap made out of red squirrel skin,
taken from animals that the gov
ernor shot when the last open sea
son wan on. The governor is ex
pected to wear this when the big
news 1b slipped to him on August II.
State Auditor of Nebraskat
Tell* Why Appropriations
Were Reduced
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. •' (Special)—
Now conies Auditor Marsh with a set:
of figures contradicting those ot
Governor Bryan’s finance secretary,
and saying that praciically all of the
decrease of $1,750,000 in general
property taxes the last year was due
to the fact that no appropriation
was made for soldiers’ relief at the
last session.
The auditor gives the legislature
credit for the $347,000 saved in ex
penses, saying that it appropriated
$466,000 less than the governor
recommended, but his figures show
that the saving in the code depart
ments under the governor were
| $193,000. He explains that this was,
i largely due to the fact that the gov
ernor ordered a halt in state highway
building, thus materially cutting the
expenses of the code department
that carries on that work.
State expenses exceeded $10,600,
000 last year, which included a mil
lion and a quarter for the new capi
tol, three millions for the state uni
versity, $600,010 tor new raadn and
two millions and a quarter for the
expenses of„the state charitable and
penal institutions.
Omaha, Neb., Aug. . —Illicit liquor
production la gradually approaching
its minimum in Nebraska, especially
in Omaha, Robert J. Samardick said
In his first official statement since
his .appointment as chief of prohibi
tion agents for Nebraska and part of
"Bootleggers,” be said, “of which
In Omaha 90 per cent, are foreigners,
are beginning to realize that they
cannot break the laws of the Uriited
States. The liquor law's are as stead
fast as any other law and must bfr
observed accordingly.
"Most foreigners plead ignorance
of the law. While we know that ‘ig
norance of the law excuses no one"
I believe that these people are not
Ignorant of the prohibition law's.
They know liquor distribution is il
legal as they know that robbery or
murder is illegal. When they learn
that the United States is bound to
enforce all its laws they will obey
Omaha, Neb., Aug. - -Mystery
surrounds investigation by United
States secret service men of alleged
padding of the payroll at Fort Oma
ha, followed by a hasty audit of the
books of the past.
R. Woodman is being held at the
Douglas county Jail while operatives
Investigate methods by which he i®
alleged to have defrauded the gov
ernment out &i large sums of money.
Source of a large supply of blank
discharge papers, used by Woodman.
It is said, to obtain cash from Capt.
E. F. Ely, finance officer attached
to the quartermaster’s department, is
being probed. It Is charged that the
soldier would fill out the blank dis
charges with fictitious names, send
them to the finance officer by mes
senger for collection of back pay
then Intercept the returning checks'
and cash them.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. On the the
ory that the holdup men and crooks
have made the business of being a
Good Samaritan a hazardous occupa
tion, Judge Broady added about
eight years to the two that ordin
arily a first offender automobile
thief gets, and awarded 10 years ini
prison to Glen Suit,
The defendant was a printer at
lVahoo, and had accepted an invita
tion to ride to Lincoln with J. H.
Bramansch. a salesman whom he
knew. On the way he pulled a gun,
made his host dig up all the money
and then get out of the car, whlcl*
Suit proceeded to drive down into
Oklahoma, where he was caught.
Judge Broady told the prisoner that
the greater offense lay In his Ingrati
tude and scorn at Loepltality’s laws,
and that such men are making it
dangerous for any kindly disposed!
autoist to Invite anybody to take ip
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. •' —Poplins
Noble, jr„ was appointed, Friday by
Governor Bryan as one of the three
municipal judges of Omaha, to fit?
the vacancy made by the death oF
Judge Wappich. The place has beer*
vacant for several months.
Lincoln, Neb., Aug. •" -Kenneth J.
Watkins, formerly of Aurora, Neb., ai
student in the University of Nebras
ka here was instantly killed Friday
when he came in contract with »
high tension electrie wire. He was
working during vacation for a local1
electric company.
Tn Britain It was an old belief that
Infants were under a fairy spell whew
they sneezed.
Lincoln, Neb.. Aug. (Special.) —
The Missouri Pacific attorneys have
indicated to the state railway com
mission their Intention to appeal"
from the finding that that body has
Jurisdiction over rural grade cross
ings to the extent that it may order
the railroads to put tn overhead oi
underground structures. The case
goes direct to the supreme court.
Traps baited with catnip are being
used with much success in catching
mountain lions in Colorado
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