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THE BEE: OMAHA TUESDAY, DECEMBER 2S. lfOf.
' SEWTOy S CASE THROWN OCT
Board of Public Lands and Buildings
Holds it Hat no Authority.
GOVEBSOB RAISES THE POINT
AHmtf Crirril Finds Law So
(haiird ritloa Appeal ,to
Csws t y Attorney Prepnr
J la( Stw (M.
fProm a Stuff Correspondent )
LINCOLN, Dec. 27 (Special.) The Board
of Public Lands and Buifriings today on a
point raised by Governor Phallenbergr. de
cided It was without Jurisdiction to hea
the charges made by Felix Newton seainst
Superintendent Woodard of th Lincoln
Insane hospital. The case wis thrown out
or the around that the law had recent'y
txen changed to rlve the governor pole
right to remove employes of the stnte
Institutions and there ai therefore doubt
aa to the Jurisd'ctlon of the board to h ar
Tba entire afternoon was spent discussing
the case and conferring with the attorney
general wben Governor Shallenberger raised
tha point. Mr. Thompson, after carefully
examining: the law, came to the conclusion
there was doubt at least of the auth'rl.y
of the board In the case and the board
decided to take no chances.
Newton at once consulted County At
torney Tyrrell In the endeavor to set the
caae In the eourta on the ground that
Superintendent Woodard was guilty of mis
appropriation of certain state funds. The
county attorney did not give a definite
answer, but told Newton to prepare his
caae and If It could be supported by compe
tnnt wlineaaaa he would file it.
,. Newton haa had difficulty with his wit
f nesses and anticipated trouble In securing
testimony In a hearing before the boa-J.
In court hearing he thinks rompnl-ory
process will bring them on the w ltne.-s
stand at least.
S. C Q. Grosh, father of the girl who
died aa the result of an operation for
whioh Ewrett Edwards is now serving a
term 1A U state paiiiienll&i-y has pro
tested to the governor against granting the
man a, eom mutation. : The protest was
erred on the governor by W. M. Maupln.
who told the governor that Mr. Grosh came
to Nebraska a pioneer printer, from the
east and located on homestead eight mllea
from Kearney. He was the father of a
large family and every Monday morning
he walked to town and worked In the
printing office and on Saturday night
walked back to the homestead trying to
make a living for his large family.
Flnany he moved to Kearney where some
time later Edwards appeared on the scene,
with tbe disastrous results already enum
erated. At the hearing of the applica
tion far executive clemency a number of
women were present and applauded when
aTOOd word was aald for the convict.
O. 'Wood, a traveling man who has
been experimenting In the growing of to
haooo in Nebraska called at the office of
the governor this morning and showed him
samples of the weed which he had grown
oar Hastings. Colonel Woods said there
to no reason why good tobacco, both for the
pipe and for cigars, cannot be grown In this
state. He experimented with several dif
ferent, kinds and has demonstrated that
Nebraska soil and climate will grow as
good tobacco as can be grown In Virginia
or Kentucky.' He desires 'the governor to
Cat the farmers interested In growing the
Secretary of State Jonkln was authorized
by the Board of Publio Lands and Build
ings today to Investigate the purchase of
lumber and marble by Superintendent J.
K. Peelval of the Norfolk asylum.
D. A. Jones, foreman employed by the
state to superintend the construction of a
r at the asylum, reported to the board
that a carload of lumber had been received
at the Institution from Wettllng, Okl., and
that It was not In shape to be used in the
construction of the barn. The receipt given
by the railroad company for the lumber
showed that It bud been shipped by Dr.
On the ground at Norfolk there is also
ome 11,000 worth of marble which the board
aid it had not ordered. Dr. Peelval In
formed the secretary of the board this
marble had been bought upon orders from
Land Commissioner Cowles. Mr. Cowles
showed the board his letter file which
hewed that be had instructed Dr. Peelval
t esenre bids for the marble, but he de
nied that he had ordered its purchase.
Mr. Jtjnkln and Architect Berlingof will
Investigate the matter and make a report
to the Beard.
, Gny Wire In the Way.
The smoke stack at the home for the
friendless was blown down this morning
and fall across the green house, breaking
swatch about twenty feet wide through
ahe top of It. An investigation showed
that a driver of a coal wagon had untied
one of the three guy wires w hich supported
the pipe, leaving two wires. When the
wind blew a little strong the pipe toppled
von. The board Intends to negotiate with
the man, who, so the coal for the cost
f putting up the pipe. It Is of steel and
About sixty feet In height.
. f Otstt tor Telephones.
me Biaxe Kali way commission has
ordered the MUsourt Pacific railroad to
install telephone n Its stations at Burr,
Louisville and Cook by January , or ap
pear before the commission January 1J and
bow cause a by It failed to do so.
The railway commission has given per
mission to the Northern Antelope Tele
phone company to issue stock to the
amount of $2,000.
Labor Commissioner Maupm Is again
having trouble with the union label, or
rather, the absence of It. At the letting
f contracts for printing supplies for the
tale department Mr. Maupln specified ,nd P00J I crowds i at all of the places, not
.vu v,.. . ' specniei withstanding the Inclemency of the
....,iu supplies snouia carry th;
Union ia.hl TV, . m--t
ivit .Diana jiook com-
pany secured the contract and it A, ,i
use the union label.
A representative of the Tork firm was
here today and was Informed by Mr.
Maupln that If he did the work he would
net be able td get hi. pay untl, h, fo
lor it. There the matter rests.
Evidently there Is plenty of mcnev among
the charity organ Ixatiotis In Lincoln The
Salvation Army put around a tthe various
tores little boxes for the reception of
donations or money to pay for a dinner to
tbe poor on Christmas day. The represent
atives of the army failed to call for the
boxes In many plaote. So either soms one
wtnt without, that good dinner or tie army
collected so much money It wss not neces
ry t take up the boxes.
Ton eaa give Chamten., rcurh Rem
dy as confidently to a babe aa to an adult
' j P ' e A tx fries to font
osae, rive gallon hotue Me,
L xuala Ml
WOOD RIVER MILL BURNS
Loaa la Fire Is Estimated at Tea to
Fifteen Thoasasd Dollars, Par
tially Covered by Isasrmare.
GRAND INLAND. Neb., Dec. 27 Spe
cial Telegram.) J. J. Carter, owner of the
Wood River flour mills, went to ths office
at 8 o'clock this morning, stsrted a fire
In the office stove, went to the engine
room and returned fifteen minutes later
to the office, to find It one mass of flames.
The village fire department was called
out st once, but owing to a lack of air
pressure In the tank and a lack of water
could do little. The only salvage Is In the
engine room. The wheat sheds were ssved.
The loss Is estimated from $10 000 to $11,000,
with Insurance at f..0O0. The mill will be
rebuilt by the owner at once.
Prominent Madison County Woman
Dies at Home of Danshter.
MADISON, Neb.. Dec. 27 Late Friday
evening Mrs. Martha Hodges passed away,
dath resulting from a shock of paralysis
about two weeks ' ago. Mrs. Hodges had
been In poor health since the death of
her hushand, W. S. Hodjfes, April 27, last,
and since that time she has made her
home with her daughter, Mrs. George E.
P.ichardson, of this city.
The funeral was hHd Sunday afternoon,
R'-v. H. McClanaghan, the pastor, conduct
ing the services.
Mrs. Martha M. HodEes was born In
Michigan, December 30. IMG, being nearly
72 years of age. She and her husband, two
sons and four daughters moved to the
vicinity of Madison in lkso. and settled on
the farm now the country home of O. 8.
Christian, where they lived two years, re
moving from there to a farm one and a
half miles east of Madison, where they
made their home for many .years. Mrs.
Nellie Hunt, wife of former County Super
intendent T. J. Hunt of this county; Mrs.
Maude Richardson, wife of County Clerk
George E. Richardson; Mrs. Addie Sco
field, wife of Ernest Scofleld of the Neligh
Register; Fred Hodges of Omaha and
Myron Hodges of Pierce remain of the
family. The father, W. 8. Hodges, and
Mrs. Delia Matters are dead. All the chil
dren were present at the funeral except
DEAD MAN PARTLY IDENTIFIED
Body Found Near Kansas City
ably that of Harry McConnell.
KANSAS CITT. Mo., Dec. 27. Partial
Identification of the man who last night
was found murdered In a railroad cut at a
lonely point on the outskirts of Kansas
City. Kan., was made today.
Robert J. Bloan, an attorney, declared
the body was that of a man whose name
he could not recall, who last Tuesday
went to Sloan's office and represented him
self as a friend of Sloan's rfelatlves in
The clothing of ttflj dead man bore the
mark of "Kalman, Grand Island, Neb."
Inquiry In that city developed that a
suit of that description had been 'sold to
a man believed to be Harry MoConnell,
an employe of a telephone company. Mc
Connell left Grand Island some time ago.
Improvements at Table Rock.
TABLE ROCK, Neb., Deo. 27. (Special.)
The Burlington people are contemplating
quite extensive Improvements In the rail
road yards here during the coming season,
according to Superintendent Lyman of
Wymore, who was a recent visitor here,
In company with the chief engineer. They
ere here to arrange for the drainage of
the T, which has a great annoyance to
both the company and the community, dur
ing the wet weather recently. It is sold
the company expects to erect a five-stall
roundhouse, a modern coal shute and raise
the sidetracks to the level of the main
tracks and also establish a system of elec
tric crossing warnings, all of which are to
begin with tile advent of spring.
Seed Men Meet In East.
WATERLOO, Neb., Dee. 27. (Special.)
J. C. Robinson of the Robinson Seed com
pany left Christmas day for Boston to at
tend an executive meeting of the officers
of the American Seed Trade association, of
which he is president. He will be away
about two weeks on business connected
with the next annual meeting of the as
sociation, and in the interests of the seed
Industry generally, of which he is one of
the leading members in the country.
Boy Dies of Wosad.
TORK, Neb., Doc. 27. (Special.) Willie
Schneider, the son of John Schneider, died
from the effects of a gunshot wound re
ceived -last week. Its seems that his
brother, 5 years old, secured possession of
the family gun and playfully pointed It at
him threatening to shoot. The gun ex
ploded and since that time the brother with
aid of physicians made a vain Tight for
J. T. Huston Injared.
BEATRICE, Neb., Dec. 27. (Special Tel
egram.) J. T. Huston, an old resident of
Beatrice, was struck by the Union Pacific
switch engine this morning in attempting
to drive acro&s the tracks on lower Court
street and narrowly escaped being killed.
He sustained serious Injuries about the
back and head, but is not considered fa
tally hurt The vehicle was demolished
and one of the horses badly hurt. -
Nebraska News Notes.
TORK At the conference of Mennonltes
held at Henderson over 3i) delegates from
all over the stale wre entertained. Con
siderable church business was transacted.
The defecates were entertained and cared
for by the small town of Henderson.
YORK A movement hss been started by
th j'ork Commercial club to bring about
between the members of the County Board
of Commissioners a closer relation, which
is hoped will be the means of assisting
in greater work for the county and the
city of York.
TAI1LE ROCK There were Christmas
trees at all three of the churches in town
1 w wittier. About six inches of snow had
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I v jiiriounn aim mv mer-
cury hovered around the aero point.
BKNF.D1CT By r-eon of the location
of the farmers' elevator at this point and
the active management, it is an&erled, the
price for grain in the north part of York
county is from 2 lo t cents per bushel
more than in other pans of the county
where line elevators are operated
DAVID CITY Christmas was observed
here Saturday by all places of buulnees
closing down during the day. On Sunday
several of the churches had special serv
ices, the most elaborate being that at St.
Luke's Methodist Kpttcopal church, the
choir rendering a cantata. Oniric to the
extremely bad weather the merchants did
the lightest holiday busineaa that has been
done for several years.
ARBORVILLK While out hunting Jack
rabbits Leanord Johnson, a young man,
was accidentally shot by his brother Ben,
who was excited when a rabbit audi-nLy
Jumped up. In bringing his gun to position
It was accidentally dis.rged, the ball
entering the left leg of h.a brother bniow
the kive. Twenty-five shot peiXrau-d
through the heavy leggings and entered
the flesh. The accident is not' thought
TABLE ROCK At a recent aeexion of
the district court at Pawnee City. the de
cision of the Jury In the case of the State
of Nebrsska awlnst C. H. Carmichael
was reversed and a new trial was granted.
This Is the raoe wherein the defendant
was prosecuted for selling proper! r to the
village of Table Rock, at a profit, while
a member of the village board. At the
r-iallhe defendant was found gulltv, and
is attorney, C F. Raevts of Falls City
kKked for a new trial, pending the hear
ing of which Judgment was suspended.
MANY TRIALS IN BANE. CASE
Chamberlain Failure Causes Seem
ingly Indies. Litigation.
SIX TRIALS ' FOE CASHIEK
Books and Records of Failed Institu
tion stolen from Sheriff's Office
Two More Charges are
TECVMSEH. Neb., Dec. 27.-(Special.)-Almost
a seemlngless end of litigation grew
out of the failure of the Cliamberlan bank
ing house In tills city in 1W2. Charles M.
Chamberlain, the ex-cashier of the failed
bank, has been through six trials since
he gsve himself up to the law In 1S0R. The
following Is a history of the criminal cases
directed against and tried on Chamber
He was tried first In the Johnson county
district court in June, lims, on an Indict
ment charging embexzlement. The verdict
was guilty. Judge Paul Jessen of Ne
braska City, who sat on the case, granted
a new trial on the charge of misconduct
on the part of certain Jurymen.
The case was taken to Auburn on
change of venue snd tried sgain late In
the fall of the same year. Judge Good of
Wahoo presided. The Judge took the case
out of the hands of the Jury, but directing
a verdict of acquittal.
In May, 1H06, Chamberlain was tried on
an Indictment charging embezzlement from
the bank in the sum of $10,0i0. This case
was also taken to Auburn on change of
venue and was tried before Judge J. B,
Raper of Pawnee City. The Jury found
the accused guilty and Judge Raper sen
tenced him to five years In the peniten
tiary. The case was taken to the supreme
court and that body reversed the decision
and remanded the case.
Bank Records are Stolen.
The books and files of the failed bank.
which were very necessary to carrying on
the cases, were stolen from the court house
In Tecumseh one evening In October, 1906.
The records had been In another county
and had been returned to Tecum'aeli by
express. The expressman left them at the
court house, but before they were placed
In the vault they were stolen. The books
and case they were shipped In welshed be
tween 200 and 300 pounds.
The case last above mentioned was given
a second trial In Auburn In December, 1908,
before Judge L. M. Pemberton of Beatrice.
After deliberating for some thirty-six
hours the Jury failed to agree and was
dismissed. It Is said they stood tied
throughout, ( and S.
In November of this year Chamberlain
came up for trial on a change of venue
to Beatrice, the charge being for having
received money In his bank after he knew
the same to be Insolvent. A deposit of Mrs.
P. 8. Jones of Tecumseh was the specific
amount. Tbe trial was before Judge "Travis
of Plattsmouth, and at tbe end of the sec
ond week a Juror became sick with typhoid
fever and the Jury I as dismissed. The
case came right on for a second trial,
which lasted two weeks, and after the Jury
had been out for twenty hours a verdict
of aoqulttal was brought In. It Is claimed
this Jury stood six for conviction and six
for acquittal on the first ballot.
There are two charges still hanging over
Chamberlain, one other charge of having
received money after be knew .his bank'
to be Insolvent and the embezzlement case,
already twice tried. It Is doubted by many
whether or not they will ever be tried.
All sorts of opinions are gjven as to the
cost of this litigation to Johnson county
and a record of the costs shows them to
be about $7,000, Including the last trial.
The county lost an amount about this sixe
In the bank failure.
Levels Snow With Graders.
LYONS, Neb.. Dec. 27. (Special.) The
large wheeled road smoothing machines are
being used by the country road overseers
to level off the snowdrifts and Bmooth the
driveways which had been worked Into
holes during the muddy period and froze
up In a very rough condition. This Im
proves the roads wonderfully, and rural
carriers and farmers alike appreciate the
good roads. Sleighing Is now In full swing
and produce la being marketed by means
BLAMES IT ALL ON WHISKY
Man Bronght T" for Fnrnly Ways
Says Ram Did It, bnt Gets
"Chippy" Moran, disheveled, gloomy,
ragged, charged wtthvagrancy and "tak
ing ways," looked with soulful sad eyes
across the bar of rapid Are Justice at the
police court room.
"He was In a laundry wagon trying to
carry off four bundles while the driver
was making a delivery nearby," testified
a detective. 'Then he tried to throw a
cuspidor through a saloon window."
"If it please your honor, It was Just the
whisky," pleaded the vagnnt. "I don't
remember anything about it at all."
"Whisky can't take the blame for all of
this," replied Judge Crawford. "Thirty
Money Comes Late.
EVANS TON, Wyo.. Dec. 27. (Special.)
Fred Hill, charged with forgery, has been
arrested at Homestead, Utah. It Is charged
that he passed several worthless checks In
this vicinity. Herbert Bullock, who is be
lieved to have operated with Hill, was
also arrested. A few days ago he received
word that his father died and left him
100,0 0, but In ail probability, he must first
serve a term In the penitentiary before he
can enjoy any of the fortune left by his
Suicide of Herder.
NO WOOD, Wyo., Dec. 27. (Special.) E.
Johnson, sheep herder employed by the
Bragg heep company, was found dead in
his camp near Gebo recently, having killed
himself with a rifle. No cause for the
act Is known.
Fires Jail and Barns.
STILLMORE Ga.. Dec. 27. John Murphy
was burned to death in the Jail here early
today while trying to burn his way to
freedom. His cries were heard by out
siders, but he died before aid could reach
FOR NEBRASKA Generally fair;
much chance In temperature.
FOR IOWA Partly cloudy.
Temperature at Omaha esterday:
ll 6 s. m
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7 a. m
8 a. m
t a. m
10 a. m
11 a. m
1 p. m
2 p. m
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4 p. m
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FAMILY BORN ON HOLIDAYS
Mother'! Birthday Was the Glorious
Fourth of July.
LAST BABE A CHRISTMAS PRESENT
Patriotic Old Stork. Made Ills Other
Visits on Washington's Birthday
and New Tear's tn Home
of Joseph Devlne.
It's a patriotic stork that discriminates
In favor of national ' holidays. "
Christmas day, the Fourth of July, Wash
ington's birthday and Kew Tears day
seem to have won special favors in the
sight of the wise, old bird in one Omaha
There Is rejoicing In the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Joseph Devlne, 2506 Patrick ave
nue, Saturday morning, bright and early,
the stork swooped down upon the home
and played the Santa Claus act b"y leaving
a cute, pretty baby girl.
L It was a Christmas present Indeed for the
father and mother and two other little
girls in the family. It was a really holi
But the story Is not ended. Mrs. Devlne
first saw the light of day when firecrack
ers were booming and flaming skyrockets
were hooting through the air. for she was
born on the Fourth of July.
On Washington's birthday In 190J Mr.
and Mrs. Devlne welcomed their first baby
into the household. It was a girl.
On New Year's day, just two years ago,
be holiday stork came again and left an
other little girl. The Christmas present of
1MB makes three holiday babies born to
the mother who was born on the glorious
"In all my experience this is the most In
teresting." says Dr. J. T. Dwyer, the.
patriotic stork physician. "I ought to have
a pretty good reputation as a holiday
Joseph Devlne, the head of the family,
Is a motor tender, employed by the Merrian
& Holmqulst company..
ISAAC BATTIN GIVEN A MEDAL
Engineer and Treasurer of Omaha
Gas Company Honored in High
Degree by His Associates.
The Omaha Gas company gave its em
ployee and families a Christmas celebra
tion on Christmas eve at the office of the
company. George H. Waring. suDerin-
tendent, presided at these festivities. A
fine musical and vocal program, with
recitations by the little children of the
employes was rendered.
Isaac Bat tin, engineer and treasurer, who
has been connected with the Omaha com
pany for twenty-four years, was given the
gold medal annually presented to the em
ploye who has the longest term of service
with the company. Mr. Battta Is one of
the oldest gas men in the United States,
having been for fifty-five vain rrn.
tlnuously In the business. G. W. Clabaugh,
secretary of the company, read a very
flattering letter addressed to Mr. Batlin
from Walton CUrk, general superintendent
of the companj In Philadelphia. In bis
letter Mr. Walton says among other things:
"The memory of your long record of hon
orable, efficient and respected service in
the gas Industry is a source of pride to
your friends, and, I hope, of satisfaction
to you. On behalf of your associates In
the office of the general superintendent,
and for myself. I wish you many and
JEFF AND G0TCH POPULAR
Two Bin- Champs Who Will Visit
Omaha Draw Crowds Is
velsstarlly. Harry Primeau of the city clerk's office
Is back from a trip to Texas, where he
west to visit a brother.
"When we left Houston It was raining."
said Mr. Primeau, and it continued to
rain while we were traveling to Wichita.
The rain was getting colder every hour
as we came north and at Wichita it was
a miserable, chilling sleet.
"Jim Jeffries, Frank Gotch and their
party got on the train at Fort Worth to
travel to 'Oklahoma City, They were the
object of much Interest to crowds all along
tbe line. Evidently the word had been sent
into the making of soda crackers
was one triumph
To actually bake into them a subtle
goodness, a real individuality, never
before known, was another triumph
But to' effectually protect them so
that the fullest benefit of these fine
materials, this careful, cleanly baking,
this unique goodness comes to you
unaltered, was the crowning triumph
that gave the world
NATIONAL BISCUIT COMPANY
ahead, for at every station a bunch of citl
sens was gathered. Many photographers
were m hand at every stop, but Jeff was
not in a summer humor and he rarely
showed hlmBelf long enough for the pic
ture men to get a shot at him. When Okla
homa City was reached fully 1,000 people
had congregated to see the two big fellows
and their sparring and wTestllng partners.
If indications go for anything, that aggre
gation of athletes is about as popular and
Interesting a bunch as could be gotten to
gether." Mr. Primeau found the cold winds from
the gulf coast about as disagreeable as
anything the Nebraska climate can offer,
although most of the time he was with a
party living in tents.
Drosff Kicks Out
Sanctity of German Home Preserved
by Schlagging Mit Hammer Ob
"It was der Christmas day. We haf a
tree, big dinner, drei family mit una, good
time, all friends in my home. Des man,
he come in drink my beer, insult my
guests, I don't know him try to put him
oudt. He strong like two mules, hard like
iron, so I schlag him mit hammer. Once
net enough, hit mora. Shame for him
spoil my Christmas!"
George Drosff, a good German house
holder, was defending his action in pro
tecting his Christmas fireside with a small
A tall and stalwart young man with
many wrappings of bandage, known to the
police court as John Doe No. 2, the re
cipient of the drastic Christmas greeting,
told a tale of many whiskies and an ln
tendedly friendly call.
John Doe, No. 2, will spend fifteen days
In Jail and the sanctity of the German
Christmas has been recognized by police
Drosff asserts he defended at once his
roof tree, family tree, Christmas tree and
that until, he schlagged mit hammer, John
Doe had him treed.
IS HE FERNINST UMCLE JOE?
Jadge Crawford Sentences Man Soon
as He Bays He Shook Hnnds
Is Judge Bryce Crawford, the polios
court magistrate. In sympathy with the
James Bedford, vagrant, sentenced to Jail
for the theft of a pair of shoes, thinks
that he Is the victim of political prejudice.
"I came here to cut toe on Seymour
M J I
fine materials, clean
lake. My home Is In Danville. 111., and I
am Just an honest workingman," urged
"Do you know Uncle Joe Cannon?" In
quired Judge Crawford with a deceptively
bland smile, as he reached for his trusty
"Sure, I shook hands with him once,"
replied Bedford, who was about to get a
"Thirty days for you," replied Crawford,
shoving the complaint over to the clerk
with an air of finality.
Will Not Name
A rare degree of good will and Christ
mas spirit is displayed by Frank Koshla,
a young laborer under treatment at the
emergency hospital of the, police station
for dangerous cuts inflicted In a quarrel
with a friend whom he will not name to
the police. Sunday night Koshla was
found unconscloas and bleeding profusely
heaped in a corner at 70S North Eighteenth
street. He was taken to the station for
medical treatment and since he has been
rero has resolutely kept his own mouth
COLORED SOCIETY TO CONVENE
Prominent Omnhans to Attend Session
of Interstate Literary Association
of Kansas nnd West.
A score or more of prominent colored
folk of Omaha will be present at the an
nual session of the Interstate Literary
Association of Kansas and the West, which
convenes In Kansas City, Kan., Tuesday.
John Grant Pegg of Omaha is president
of the association and will leave for Kan
sas City Tuesday morning. Some of the
other .delegates will leave this evening,
but President Pegg wanted to wait for the
Des Moines and Minnesota delegations,
which will pass through Omaha Tuesday
morning. The opening exercises take place
Tuesday evening, but the president will
not deliver his address until Wednesday
Among the attendants at the convention
from Omaha will be Mr. and Mrs. J. O.
Pegg. Dr. J. H. Hutton, Alex Tlllery, G.
Wade Obee, Frank Jacobs, Mrs. W. Taylor,
Mrs. Kate Wilson, Mrs. O. Round tree, Mrs.
Augusta Edwards, Mrs. Luella Thomas,
Austin Dickerson, the Misses May Dick
erson, Llnnle Hale, Frances Bell, Flora C.
Plnxton, Cella W. Jewel, Ora Walla and
G. W. Graves. Besides President Pegg the
following Omaha delegates are on the pro
gram for papers or musical numbers:
Miss 'Jewel. Miss Hale, Mrs. Edwards,
Miss Bell, Mrs. WilsonMiss Graves, Miss
Dixon, Miss Walla, Mrs. Thomas and Mls
Thursday evening there will be a contest
In oratory, original music and original
poetry. Prises to the amount of 125 In
gold will be awarded.
GAVE MONEY TO GIRL, WHO
THEN WEDS HIS BROTHER
Vaclav Novak, His Wife, His Alleged
Son, Baby's Mother and Vaclav's
Brother Beantlfnlly Mined.
Vaclav Novak came to Omaha from Bo
hemia a year ago. A little later came a
Bohemian girl who was not alone. She
had with her a handsome baby boy, the
won, she asserts, 'of Vaclav, who denies It.
The newcomtng girl ' became acquainted
with Novak's brother and the friendship
of these two grew fast. Vaclav's brother
said that Vaclav was a whole lot of things
he ought not to be and he further said
that Rose Turpkoh, mother of the baby,
was a most good looking girl.
Rose Turpkoh met H. J. Boesche, a law
yer, and the two talked often. Finally
Vaclav Novak was Invited to visit the at
torney's office. What next happened is
disagreed about, but -it appears beyond
dispute that Vaclav gave Rose Turpkoh
toO, and promised to give $200 more. This
$250 was secured by a note and a mortgage
upon Vaclav Novak's homestead.
Now Novak asserts that he did not know
what he was signing, being unfamiliar with
the English language, and the toO he gave
UP, he says, only on Boesche's threat to
send him to the penitentiary.
Next occurred an Interesting chapter In
the Involved relations of Vaclav and his
brother. As soon as Vaclav had given the
girl the $S0, she married the brother. L. J.
Piattl-Novak's attorney, is authority for
The matter has come before district court
on a suit to foreclose the mortgage. Now
Mrs. Vaclav Novak did not sign the mort
gage and it Is asserted that it Is Invalid
for this reason. It la contended on the
other side that Vaclav Novak can claim
no exemption because he Is not an Amer
ican cltlten, but there Is believed to be a
constitutional provision which specifies
that there shall be - no discrimination
against aliens (a this respect.
Knne Re-Elected Master.
. IOWA FALLS, la.. Dee. 27. (Special.)
At the annual election of officers by
Masons Home lodge No. 102, A. F. A A.
M., of this city. William Kane, who la
recognised aa one of the best posted
Masons in this part of the state, was re
elected master for another year. Dr. W.
G. Morton, formerly of Marshalltown, waa
chosen senior warden; E. A, Westbury,
Junior warden; F. E. Foster, secretary; W.
H. Woods, treasurer, and W. S. Walker,
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