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VOL. XLV NO. 103.
OMAIIA, SATURDAY MORNING, OCTOIIER 10, 3915 TWENTY" VAQm.
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SINGLE COPi' TWO CENTS.
HOME TO FIND
Eiglit-Tear-Old Phyllis MoCulloch
JPind Mother and 6tepfather
lifeless Upon Betnrn ,
from Grocery Store.
BELIEVED MTTRDEB AST) SUICIDE
Two Revolvers on Floor Hear Hus
band Indicate He Shot Wife and
COUPLE HAD OFTEN QUARRELED
When Phyllis Mcculloch, aged 8
rears, returned to her home at 2623
Case street from the grocery store
at noon she found her mother and
step-father dead. A bullet wound
through the right temple, of Mrs.
Alice Schwichtemberg. aged 35 rears,
and a similar wound through the
right temple of John Schwlchtem
berg, her husband, were the cause of
death. Two revolvera were found
beside the body of the latter.
The little girl told the following atory
to the polios officers: "Papa haa been
awful crosa lately and this noon tie came
from work and ha and mamma quar
reled because mamma said he flirted with
a neighbor woman."
"Papa sent me to the store to get a
bottle of milk and when I got back the
front door and the back door were locked.
I looked through tho dining room window
and saw papa lying on the floor. Then
I went to the back window and looked In
and mamma was lying near the kitcbeu
store. I broke the kitchen window with a
stick and went Into the front and got the
baby and took it next door.".
Phyllis bad come from the Webster
Street school about 11:30 and found her
parents quarreling. On her return to the
house from the store and upon breaking
through the window she had to pass the
bodies of her mother., and stepfather to
get to the babv.
Father Fires Snots.
In addition to the wound in the forehead
of the mother a wound was discovered
through her back. The father evidently
fired the shots, a about .the wound
through his right temple powder marks
were plainly, visible, , . -
The parents had quarreled frequently,
according to tha ' child, ' but ' her father
to her knowledge had never threatened
the life of the mother or had a revolver
In the 'house. Besides the body tf the
woman was a butcher knife.
Phyllis and the 4-month-old ' Behwleh
temberg baby. Can, are being cared for
temporarily by Mrs. J. , H. Hefte S621
Cass street, who rives next door. Mrs.
Oould Lavender, who oocup'es the sec
ond floor of the Schwichtemberg home,
was: In this house and heard the quarrel
and shots, but did not come downstal."s
until after the arrival of the officers.'
' Owned Thetr Owst Heme.
The property is owned by the Schwleh
temberg family, who bought the plaoe
about five months 'ago. ' They bad' lived
in Omaha for five years, coming here
from Red Oak, la. They have no rela
rived in town, according to Phyllis. The
mother of the dead woman lives in Iowa,
somewhere near Red Oak, the little girl
believes. According to the child, her
stepfather did not drink, but for tho
past year had displayed a bad temper
and constantly argued with his wife.
"He never told mama he would kill her,
but ' he said he would put her In Jail.
Yesterday he struck me."
. . Worries Over Baslaeas.
Schwichtemberg was a grain dealer at
the Board of Trade and had been worry
ing considerably of late over his business.
Phyllis said that she never saw. a revolver
In the house, but that her 'athor a day
or two ago eseertedhe was going to trade
his cornet for one, so he would be ready
if any burglars broke into the place. Iu
his .pocket was found an open box of
cartridges, while the two revolvers picked
up at his side were cheap 12-caliber weap
ons. Shots had been fired from both.
. Opened on the piano to "Brighten the
Corner Where You Are" wat a "Billy"
Sunday, hymn book.. The two little folks
probably will be taken care of by the
juvenile authorities until ti e grandmother
or other relatives can be found. . Phyllis
(Continued on Page Two, Column Three.)
Forecast till T p. m. Katurday:
For Omaha, Council Bluffs and Vicinity
Tem PL-rat are mt Ostshs Testerday.
B a. m E6
a. m. m
7 a. m M
t a. m n
a. m 7
10 a. in M
11 a. m e-
13 m 3
1 p. n o
1 p. m
s p. m as
4 p. m
t p. m 64
li p. in ti
7 p. m J ;
f r. m u
. J91V 1SIJ 191S.
3 68 71
41 44 46
SI 61 M
.OJ ,0i .0
I jo went yesterday
Tftrnifrafro "t precipitation depar
tures from the normal:
Normal temperature 85
Kxcrss for the day i
Total deficiency since March 1 507
Kormal precipitation 08 lnoh
Iflolency for the day - .( Inch
Total rainfall since March X...M K inches
Txceas sines March 1.. 1. 23 Inches
Kxoeas for cor. period, 114... 1.76 Inches
Excess for cor. period, 1911.... (.07 Inches
Reprts freaa ftatloas at T P. M. ,
station and Btate Temp. High- Kain-
or Weather. 1 p. m
Cheyenne, raining 38
Davenport, dear... 64
1'envrr, raining f
!- Moines, cloudy....... 60
lender, cluudy 4(t
North IMatte, raining M
Omaha, rlnudy 3
Pueblo, cloudy 48
Kapid City, raining 44
rait Lake City. pt. cloudy 68
Fanta Fe, cloudy. 44
theridan. partly cloudy.. 60
Kiouk City, cloudy 0
W . ..U0
: 64 .)
A A. WtL-bll. Local Forecaster.
HENRY FORD, WIZARD OF THE AUTOMOBILE WORLD, VISITS IN OMAHA The head of tho great Ford
Automobile concern spent some-time in Omaha on Friday. -iting with employes and looking over his local establish-
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HENRY FORD PUTS'
IN DAYJH OMAHA
Visits Local Branch, Shakes Hands
. with Mechanics and Fart of
the Office Force.
IS EJTE0UTE TO SAN FEAUCISC0
Henry Ford, millionaire motor car
manufacture,, belle Vfea , In publicity
and advertising', btjt! be doesn't like
to bqtHep.Vlth Jit .h.ftoBelf. He haj
Bomebody else do it for him.
, So when , a squad of reporters at
tacked his' private car In the Union
depot yards here Friday morning,
Mr. Ford - being on his way to the San
Francisco exposition, he blocked the
door with his foot and wouldn't let
the news hounds in. .
He even hesitated to admit Louis Blen-
dorf, passenger agent of the Union Pa
cific, who called to make sure every
convenience and accommodation was
fclven the millionaire on his journey.
Only when Mr. Blendorf and C. L. Oould,
manager of the Ford local branch, proved
they were not newspaper reporters would
Mr. Ford let them in.
However, the auto motor genius is
very democratic,' even though he is shy
when reporters are around. After get-1
ting rid of tlie scribes and meeting the
other local callers,; he walked uptown
oil alone and dropped In unannounced at
the Ford agency at Twentieth and Har
Shakes Haads with Mechanics..
After looking over the plant and talk
ing with the head men, he inspected
the work rooms and shook hands with
every mechanic He was a mechanlo
himself once, and always takes special
delight in nosing around the mechanical
part of his company's plants. ,
He also shook. hands with most of the
other employes of the local branch and
posed for a snapshot of himself and a
group of the workmen, taken by one of
the force. Then he walked back to the
Mr. Ford Is accompanied by his wife
and son, Kdsel. They came In over the
Northwestern at -10:15 a. m.-od left, at
1 p. m. over the Union Pacific, having
a private car.
The party was not scheduled to stop
off In Omaha, but did so In order to have
their car attached to a faster train than
the one originally arranged., ;
Utah Pardon Body
Will Settle Fate of.
SALT LAKE CITY, Oct 15.-The State
Board of Pardons will , meet tomorrow
to consider the case of Joseph HUlstrom,
convicted of the murder of J. O. Mor
rison in 114. HUlstrom was sentenced to
be executed October, 1 and reprieved
September SO by Governor Spry at the
request of President Wilson.
The president's act'on was by request
of W. A. Ekengren, Swedish minster to
the United States, who represented that
HUlstrom Is a Swedish subject and that
hs blleved the man had not been fairly
JilllstronVs reprieve terminates tomor
row and If the Board of . Pardons again
declines to commute his sentence, a new
date wMI be aet for his execution. Thus
far no new evidence in the case has been
presented by the Swedish minister.
Little is Ordered
WASHINaTOX. Oct. IS. Secretary
Daniels today ordered the trial by court
martial of Rear Admiral William N.
Little, retired, on charges "involving
neglect aud careleaa methods In ths eon
duct of his duties while isipector of
machinery at the Fore River Shipbuilding
company, Quincy. Maaa, in . connection
with the construction of the submarine
U. 6. S. K-i.
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MRS. KKLL HEEL AN, ONE OF THE
VICTIMS OF THE DOUBLE MUK
DKR AT ARABIA. -
Dry Federation :
Makes Its Plans
.The State Dry federation, which, will
wage a campaign for prohibition In Ne
braska, held a committee meeting at Lin
coln yesterday. . ", J ' ' '
An executive committee consisting of
V- T. Thompson of Lincoln, chairman;
Judge A. C. Epperson of Clay Center, vice
chairman, and W. A. Selleck of Lincoln,
treasurer, was elected. :
A finance committee consisting of W, A.
Selleck, chairman;, 8. K. . Worrick of
Scott's Bluff, W. E. Hardy of Lincoln,
C. -C.-Crowell of Omaha and Oeorge R.
Blssell of Central City was named.
Ths literature and petition work of the
campaign was given to the Women's
Christian Temperance union, the publicity
and speaklsg to the Aautl-Saloon league
and E. I. Morrow of Omaha was chosen
to represent the socialists..
British casualties in 'he Darda
nelles operations have reached al
most the 100,000 mark. An official
statement In London today gave the
figures as 96,899 up to October 9, of
which number H.957 were killed,
1,185 of the killed being officers.
Abandonment of the costly Galll
poll expedition was suggested In the
House of Lords last night by Lord
Milner, who advanced the idea of the
transfer of the troops on the penin
sula to another field. The govern
ment would not commit itself aa to
whether the troops would remain or
Greece will not Intervene la the
war on behalf of Serbia at present
It haa officially notified the British
government to this effect.
Intense activity, chiefly on the
part of the artillery, has prevailed
along the western front Today's
Paris report mentions In particular
violent artillery battles before Loos
and northeast of Souchei, and a con
centration of German fire on the
French lines east of Auberive, in the
Champagne, near thewestern end of J
Summary of Day's War News
oioves or his Omaha branch.
GOD HELPS THOSE
WHO HAYE TROUBLE
God Would Stop Making Worlds to
Help Man in Trouble, Says .
FIFTEEN HIT THE TRAIL
.a p. m 4lnnday at She Tabernaol.
4 p. nu Meeting of Sunday sohaol
tsaohers aad offloere to pis a foe post,
eampaiga work, T., M. O. A Kiss
T30 p. M4Sanaay at the Tabsrnaols.
The lyrical colored gentleman's
rule, "Never trouble trouble till trou
ble troubles you," was improved upon
by "Billy" Sunday in his afternoon
sermon yesterday; for he uphold the
Ood who "delivers out of their trou
bles'.' those who cry unto Him.
"Trouble met you at the cradle
and has been around ever since,"
he, said. "It's in the palace and in
the hovel. It visits the king and the
- "The poor man in the text 'cried
unto the Lord and He heard him
and delivered hlni out of all his
"I believe that Ood would stop mak
ing worlds to help the man , that cries
to Him out of his troubles."
At one point "Billy" dramatised his
contempt, and hatred of the devil.
"Think of the Saviour you've got," he
said, "npt- of" the devil.. Pshaw, the
devil!" and "Billy" spat cbntemptuously
on the' carpet.
Fifteen persons hit the trail in response
to the invitation. They were slow get
ting started and "Billy" called put:
"I don't care to give the Invitation juat
to flU In Oms."
In his closing .prayer hs portrayed the
realness ef God's listening to the cry
of those in trouble. " . ' j
- "This poor man cried unto the Lord,"
he aaja. "and Ood wasn't away at a
card party. I can see' Ood saying to ths
angels, 'Lay aside your harps a minute,
you're making to much poise. I can't
bear this poor man thst is In trouble.'
And Ood heard him and delivered him."
the new advanced positions of the
In Lorraine the Grx.-uans made a
violent attack near L Icourt, which
the French fire Is declared to have
checked. There has been spirited
trench fighting in the Vosgee. with
violent cannonading in some sectors.
A German torpedo boat destroyer
was sunk by a British submarine to
day in the passage connecting the
Baltic and the North sea, known as
the Sound, a Copenhagen dispatch
states. A German cruiser and an
other destroyer in the vicinity hastily
steamed away southward, the dis
British submarines recently have
been active in the Baltic, near the
scene of the incident of today, sev
eral German steamers having been 1
sunk by them.
, Announcement was made today
that Serbia had declared war on Bul
garia. i First war statement Issued by the
Bulgarian general staff dated Thurs
day night accuses the Serbians of In
itiating the offensive.
OF SERBIA, in command
of the Serbian forces at
.tempting. to bar the Teu
tonic advance on Nish.
in-Sea Fight Sinks
' Teuton Torpedo Boat
LONDON, Oct. 1S.-A dispatch to ths
Central News from Copenhagen says that
a British submarine has sunk a German
torpedo boat ,.....-
Information received hers Indicates that
all ths members of tbs destroyer's craw
were lost (
According to a subsquent dispatch,, a
German cruiser and three destroyers wsre
tnrifid with tha TiHIIah inhmkn. Th
German craft movd in circles to avoid
the attack of the submarine, which was
bombarded heavily. This continued for
some time until the submarine lodged a
torpedo on the destroyer,' which
man warships are said to have retreated.
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WW? Ill II ill
Ths submarine rose to ths surfsc. and j Th, flnit contlngent and reinforcement
remained on ths scens for soms tlms he-; totaled M.lffi, and the second ontiugent
fore it dlauppearad.
No survivors have
Tomorrow the Best
' ' with
The Sunday Bee
MURDER IS MADE
BY YOUNG FIEND
William W. Cryderman Admlti
Killing of Mrs. Nell Heelan and
' Mrs. Anna Layport at
LAUGHS AT THE OFFICERS
Becites Details of Gruesome Crime
and Burning of Bodies With
MRS. HEELAN FORMER 0MAHAN
Scornfully laughing at his ques
tioners, William W. Cryderman, who
declares his home Is on a northern
Michigan homestead, confessed today
to the murder of Mrs. Nell Heelan,
iwife of a rancher at Arabia, Neb.,
and daughter of Mrs. Margaret Hee
lan, 711 South Twenty-fifth street,
Omaha, and Mrs. Anna Layport, a
Cryderman, who is but 17 years of
see, says that he landed In Nebraska
while tramping about the country
snd that he first went to work for
Joe Leader, a ranchman near Valen
tine. Then he went to work for
John Heelan, by whom he had been
employed since July.
The young fiend confessed that he was
at Arabia early in the evening with Mrs.
Heelan and Mrs. Layport and that alter
cation arose regarding a hnrse. He says
he was ordered home by Mrs. Ilselan.
Angry bemuse hs was ordered home
Crydsrman confesses ha planned the
murder. When Mrs. Heelan anl Mrs.
Layport returned Cryderman dec a red he
went to the house and asked for some
thing to eat, whlah was reusd hl.n.
Crydemlan then confessed that hs got
the shotgun and went to the barn, where
he wrote a note which sad, "I wont
toil what the trouble started over, but
you will find our bodies in the allies,"
and sinned it "W. C." .
Hills Mrs. Heelaa First.
After writing ths note Cryderman de
clares hs sneaked up to the house snd
ahot through' the window at Mrs. K e
lan, killing, hsr instantly. Stepping over
her body aa hs entered the house Cryder
man says he then shot Mrs. Layport,
who was standing at the tslsphone cas
ing for help. He ssys he shot Mrs. Lay
port twice, but that she was not dead
when ha set lire to the house a few
4Muiiresses mat he uonnsa woman a
skirt. Caught ens of Heelan's fastest
horses and started to make hie escape,
followed by HeeUn's dog. lis abandoned
the- horse near Wood Lake and walked
into Valentine, where he tried to sell- a
Watah -which he had taken from the
body ef Mrs. Layport, to section men. He
then boarded a freight, but was put off
by the train crew and captured at Val
entine by Sheriff Rosslter, 'who had re
ceived a description of him from Gordon,
Cryderman was lodged In the Valentine
Jail, but the feeling began to run so high
among ths reVdents of the town that the
prisoner was taken to Crookston by auto,
and from there to Rushvllle In Sheridan
By piecing the oonfoaslon and the evi
dence it hss been learned that Cryder
man shot Mrs. Heelan while she was say
ing her rosary and was holding her cru
cifix in her hand. It was also learned that
the confessed .murderer took' crucifix,
rosary and prayer book from Mrs,
Heelan's body and an inexpensive hair
comb and a gold watch from the body
of Mrs. Layport
The authorities at Valentine have no
doubt that Cryderman attempted to as
sault Mrs. Heelan before committing the
Daughter ef Osiaks Pioneer.
Mrs. Heelan was a daughter of Mrs.
Margarst Heelan, Omaha pioneer, and
wife of the lata Major Phillip Heelan.
Though the murdered woman's maiden
name was Heelan, she married a man
of the same name. At the time of the
orlms, her husband was In Omaha with
his brethsr, William, to sel'llvs stock.
Hs had accompanied his 11-year-old
daughter, Mary, to St. Joseph's hospitsl
for an operation, when be was apprised
ef the tragedy. Ths little girl at the
time had corns off the operating table
and was sending back messages of lo.e
to her mother, but wss not told of the
affair. Bhs is an attendant at fit. Bsrch-
Mrs. Heelan was a clster of Edward
Heelan, for twenty-flVs years a member
of the Omaha police force, but now re
tired on a pension.
More Men Are to Be
. Called from Canada
OTTAWA, Qct It-Enlistment figures.
T JL .. TTL 1 V
(iivii ilea v wen fiuviisu ass vwisuiai lur
. oversea ssrvlce since since the beginning
of ths war. Of these 83,090 men havs
I h.n Mnt r rn a the Atlajittfi.
A nnlk., ril ft XI mn will ha ontlataM It
I wss announced, aa soon as the war of-
i flee gives ths word.
and reinforcements totaled 4ft.4tfi.
Gas Kills Four
in New York City
NEW YORK, Oct. 15. The bodies of
Mrs: Anna Huntstnger, t years old, and
hsr three young daughters, were found
In tr-elr home in Brooklyn todsy. AU of
the nine gss Jets In the house were
turned on snd only one of them was
1 Police believe the dead woman sought
to cause an explosion, as the crevices of
all doors and windows were stuffed with
clothing. . Mrs. Huntstnger yesterday
Identified the body of a man found In
' East river as that of hsr husband, Joseph
ARMY OF KAISER
BEGINS ITS DRIVE
Battle Baging Along the Danube
River . Front, with the Teuton
Invaders Gaining Four
. Miles Advance.
SERBIANS RESISTING STOUTLY
Mayors of Cities Along Macedonian
Frontier Organizing and Arm
tag Bands of Irregulars.
TO TRANSFER TEE CAPITAL
LONDON, Oct. 15. Great Britain
has declared war on Bulgaria.
BERLIN, Oct. 15. (Via London.)
Capture of the Serbian town of
Pozarevac, about twelve miles
southeast of Semendria, was reported
today by the war office. Elsewhere
on this front the Serbians have been
driven back further, with tha loss of
BERLIN, Oct. 15. (Via London.)
German victories in tha Artois and
the Champagne regions were an
nounced today by tho war office.
Near Vermelles the British wera
again driven out of tha German posi
tions. PAItlS, Oci. 15. The Germans am
attacking in great force near Passar
owltia, which commands the Morava
valley, according to a Nish dispatch
to the Matin. The Serbs are resist
ing stoutly, and It is asserted that tha
Invaders have not advanced . mora
than four miles south of tha river at
any point on the Danube front. Tha
Bulgarians have been held In the
Timok valley, where a' new action is
In nrnrrMi alntiv th ihHm Smtc
- . a -"O mw .
Mayors of villages along the Mace
donian frontier have been made offi
cers in the Serbian army and have
been instructed to organic bands ot
irregulars, who' will be armed with
'. If Nish is seriously menaced by tha
Austro-German-Bulgar , '.. Invasion it
has been decided miziiaa9vfc gov
ernment to MitrvItta;lM4M,th
Montenegrin frontier. ' Mltro'vita la
the terminus of tha branch railroad
which connects with tha mala Una
from Nish to Balonlki, at Uskup.
rrfs Reports Progress tf War.' -
PARIS, Oct. 15. There was a violent
bombardment last night, both. sides tak
ing part, before loos and near Souches,
according to the announcement given out
by .the French war office this afternoon.
There was also spirted trench fighting
at the Hache forest.
In the Phtmnin. Afatti VmukIi u .
teries answered with energy, artillery fire
from the German lines against the French
positions to the east ot Aubsrtva.
There was also severe cannonading near
Uhons, between the Olsa and the Alans.
near Quennevieres, at Nouvron.
In Lorraine the French fire put an end
to violent German artillery and Infantry
There has been violent trench fighting
in the Vosgee, as well a intense artillery
exchanges at Hartmanns-Wellerkopf.
Asatro-Urrmaa Losses Reported.
PARIS, Oct J6.-:40 p. m.)-Lossee of
the Austro-Osrman forces on the north-1
ern front In Serbia have totaled o,00O
killed and 40,000 wounded, according to
the latest reports recelyed at Serbian
headquarters in Nish, says a dispatch
from Nish to the Temps. s
Oreea to Keen Oat mt "XV mm.
LONDON. Oct. W.-In a note te the
British government received . today,
(Continued on Pago Two, Column Two.)
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With a Wast Ad your bustassa sWteat
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pie kasw yors aliva,
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the we close at asvem forty-nre.
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