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About The Omaha morning bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 1922-1927 | View Entire Issue (April 12, 1924)
to Admit Crime
"Cnulil No! Slrrp," Mr. J«
h.nnn Tell Conffiiet—
ChirgeH With Killing
Middletown. Conn., April 11 -—Burled
In n fnrilllrer pit, where Mr*. Johanna
Tell lold New York detect I vea It
would >*, the body of Chari** Blair
war found today. A previous anarch
had failed to disclose the body and
state po^ce were beginning to doubt
_<’’B poftArted confession of the woman
trfit ahe had killed Blair and hidden
hla body In the pit.
The body waa found under a heap
of rubhlah, fully riot hod, but not
hacked to bit*, aa Mrs. Tell had said.
Now York. April 11.—Her con
science. working In the old-faahloned
way. today drove Mrs. Johanna Tell
to confess a murder of which ahe
would never have been suspected.
The blue-eyed, red-haired woman ot
3a walked Into the office of the dis
trict attorney here and clamly stated
that ahe had slain Charles Blair, cut
up his body with an ax and burled
the pieces in the yard.
She and Blair, both of whom are
separated from their legal mates, had
been living on his chicken farm In
Connecticut. She often begged him
for money so she could get a divorce
and urged him to do the same so
they could marry and live more in ac
cordance with conventional methods.
This led to repeated quarrels. It
was one of these quarrels that ended
In the killing last Tuesday morning.
Mena red With Ax.
Blair, she said, became so enraged
that he entered the kitchen with an
ax and told her he was going to
settle the matter once and for all.
As he menaced her with the Imple
ment a table stood between them.
Beaching Into the drawer, she took
out a pistol and fired. When he was
dead she took the ax and hacked the
body so she could move it to the
yard, where she buried It.
Then she scrubbed up the blood and
bad the house In perfect order when
her daughter came home from school.
Blair came to New York almost
every day. She knew neighbors and
her daughter would think he had
come to the city. She was sure, whtn
he never returned, that the rural
neighbors would list him among those
who go to the city and vanish.
No one doubts but what that is the
way the matter would vhave beer*
pr.ssed over had her conscience not
worked In the old-fashioned way.
Tell* Her Uncle.
But .Instead of letting things go aa
she planned, she came to New York
and confessed to her uncle, Francis
Martin. He advised her to go to the
So Impressed was the district at
•r> ney that h* met for an attorney w»
iftAf h»r IHtrtKl
It la my duty to yiMatt aa watt aa
pr«**rul»," fitatrtrt Atinrary Me
<Miaa aatd tonight, "and from tha
war thlh woman haa told Mr story
I Mirra Aa should Mra tha pm
imuon of tha marts. I sMIl aaa that
•ha la ropraaantod In «'nnn#rUout aa
wall at Art* '*
Tha fart that tha dead was mm
miuad In OnnwMritt will aar* Mi
from tho daaih ponalty.
Mra. Tall said tonight that Malt
had daod her tha farm, hut aha tor*
up tha dead after tha kilting horauae
ah* hatlarad hla wlfa ahould g*t tM
Tonight Mra. Tell Is sleeping In a
local Jell—tha first Bleep ah* haa had
*101*0 Monday flight.
It la the sleep of real for her n*n
arlenre no longer tmnhlea hrr.
in High Court
Imprarlied Governor of Okla
homa Stages Bitter Legal
Fight Against Decree.
Washington, April 11.—Ona of the
bitterest fights In tha history of
American Jurisprudence wsg brought
Into tha supreme court when it
reached for argument tha appeal of
former Governor John C. Walton of
Oklahoma to set sslde his Impeach
ment by the Oklahoma legislature.
The federal district court for west
ern Oklahoma had refused to review
the Impeachment proceedings.
Today the proceedings of the su
preme court were enlivened by an
effort by counsel for the former gov
ernor to have consideration of the
appeal proposed. Counsel for the
Oklahoma house of representatives
and other defendants opposed the
The former governor's sppeal was
based upon ground that hs had not
been given a fair and Impartial trial
In the Impeachment proceedings. He
alleged that the Ku Kluz Klan and
other Influence! predominated the
Oklahoma house In his impeachment
and the senate In his trial.
CAUSE OF DIVORCE
Emma T). Huffman, 3670 Ames ave
nue, was granted a divorce from John
Huffman, a butcher. She gets the
home and household goods and he
another house at 4303 North Fortieth
street by mutual agreement.
She said ha was out at night and
told her he was attending butchers’
union meetings. When she Insisted
on accompanying him to one of the
meetings he refused to go and stayed
at home. She said he used to wave
his hand at a woman on Florence
boulevard when they drove out in
their car. She charged that a women
called for him In an automobile Satur
day nights while hs was employed at
Twenty-fourth and Fort streets.
Omaha Lincoln Minneapolis Now York
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CAT IS THROWN
IN WIFE’S FACE
Clark Worthy appeared at the
Lothrop theater, where his wife, Lela,
played the piano, and raised a scene
the e\-enlng of January 2, she testi
fied In District Judge L. B. Day’s
court, where she Is seeking a divorce.
When they arrived home. 2022 Web
ster street, he beat her and locked
her in a room, ehe said.
"Later I took him back,” she said,
"but he knocked me down and threw
the cat In my face. I carried the
marka for three weeka.”
BACK <OM TRIP
Member* af I ha Chamber of
mere# oil committee, who Inapet-ted
Iho ftalda of Nehaorlta, Nob, It mtlaa
from Omilu. wliiraal Krtda),
A Yexaa company la bavin* a odl
drUte.l at that p<dnt. A ompld*
unfit with diamond drill la on hand
and haa already drilled d««n 10#
fool. It la hetlaved iho auhnructuro
of tha Oklahoma ftaldo may ha
J, David Ufom, a tnamber of tha
committee, declared Mt.it 1,000 flehla
about Nehawka have boon Iraeed for
oil pinponea by the name Texan com
puny, %t hh It h drilling the ydl,
* M* ml" rx of the rntnmltloa ara
Manila)! 1C. Kroon, Clotthl Dtetr, Mor
rlo Milder, Paul Kuhn*, C, I.. Child,
J, David Jjrraon.
Tho fatliar of David Lloyd George
wn* a poor oohoolmaator.
bead in Dairies
< reamer) Mali Adtlreaeen Jun
ior I!, of C. ('.la inn
Hair) inc Profitable.
why Nehraeka ahould lead
dairy atatea of lha eounlry In lha fare
«f keen romprtltlon war* outlined
Thuradav nlaht by A, t., Ilaarkar, a*c
retnry of the Nehraaka Creamery Nut
tar Ifanuftieturlna *«#m*iatio«, tan*
roln, lx fur* lh« junior illvlulon of lha
Chnrolx-r of Commerra,
llo declared that Ih* i-«iintrv had
not yri ipinvrird from an agrleiil
I Ural depmaakitt,
"I* haa boon noted hnwavar,** he
»ald, "that farmer* who devoted pert
of their time to dairying have
"In lime In pnm* thera mav he n
I* ill.I of overpimliirtti.it, keen
mopeM'lon )• Mcimi) '*
llaarker dei In Ml that ha had never
aaan a lima In hi* II >eare' aiperl
aura In Nebraaka whan there ealated
a batter understanding between farm
*r and tha t>uatn»aa man In tha rlty,
lla ettea aa an eaamtde tha Nebraaka
Dairy Development aortal y.
"Dairying la done In loo mttrh ft a
hapharartl way In Nebraaka,'* ha atal
ad " Tha dairy row hae kept more
[than one Nebraaka Hank from • tualog
and now *M tonka »•« *•** frtkMi *t
.Salonika r*»«m**laa art rawlral
lamt and ha>• «i««l tranapertailon f*
rUltlaa, I,a *!»• lac'l
|)rv Agrnta Sri«r Sdkoonrr.
Kan rnatfMa. 0*1. April II.—TM
•. h‘i<>tt.-r Ma* flyman waa n*la*<1 In
Hon Crannlnoo My today l»y pfoklH
Hon aimia A* v*n m#n war* arr*»*
ml and inn raw# of ll<|tmr ton fl ana lad
Maa Wan* Ada Pmduc* llamll*.
Ageing in wood takes time
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Velvet is made from I he beat Kentucky Burley
lobarro money can buy, and every bit. of it
I horouphly aped in wood. It is mild, fine flavored
and smokes cool.
Bemcmbcr—aged in wood. •
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Children’s Garden Sets,
Spading Forks, malle
Rakes, steel bow,
ST .T . . $1.00
SO ft. */i Garden Hose,
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coup, and noz. «P I lUw
Screen Paint,, QCa
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New Boyish Suits
For town wear, for promenade and, of course, for
traveling, women have always chosen the suit to
achieve for them the distinction of being well
dressed. This season the great Paris houses gave
us trim, youthful lines, slim and boyish—garconne
suits that please us much.
The Thompson-Belden suits were selected
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Black Alpaca '•
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the strictly tailored does not become her, for it was j.
with her in mind that we selected novelty sports suits
and beautiful costume suits which combine a smart
frock with coat to match.
THIRD FLOOR «
are considered, by most
women, to be an abso
lutely necessary acces
sory to the spring suit.
The east has revived this
smart mode; the west
has taken it up with de
light. Smartly tailored
women carry a stick of
plain natural wood, or in
color, by its leather
Especially imirt for
promenade is a stick with
Worn muffler-like inside
one’s jacket collar, or
thrown jauntily about
the neck. You will like
to know that we have no
duplicate of the scarf
you buy here.
Gayly colored, striped or
plaided or dropped-stitch
Very rrand silk and
wool knitted acarfs, silk
$6.00 ' /
for the tailored woman
are run with an appeal
ingly feminine gold
thread which belies
their mannish origina
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