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Counsel for Creditors of Be
cluse Say He Was Swin
dled Out of Big Sums.
Chicago, Aug. 25. Edward W.
Morrison, the 80-year-old recluse,
whose vanished millions are a subject
si investigation before Judge Landis
in the United Statei district court,
was declared today to have been
mulcted out of property valued at
55,000,000 by a coterie of atrange
characters within the last twenty
Francis J. Houlahan, counsel for
Morrison'! creditors, declared that un
scrupulous lawyers, women and habi-
- lues of Chicago's under world, came
into the life of the aged man, whose
.wealth is estimated from $3,000,000
to $8,000,000, to obtain his money. He
was taken on trips to other cities, At
torney Houlahan declared, women
were brought to fee him, and new
characters introduced to keep his
fortune dwindling.
Little Money ii Found.
Search of the recluse's quaint, old,
two-story home, in which it was
though he had concealed vast sums
of money, revealed $1173 in cash and
a bunch of. old papers, canceled
checks and notes.
In one packet . almost 100 "I. O.
U.'s." written in various hands, but
unsigned, and which totaled some
thing over $150,000, were found. Each
slip of paper bore "I. O. U." for an
amount ranginc from $500 to $7,000.
No trace of deeds, titles and other
records of ownership to property re
puted to be worth $6,000,000 were
Two Millions to One Man.
investigation into the affair ol
Morrison has revealed that James R.
Ward, counsel for trie aged man, la
holding more than $2,000,000 worth
of property conveyed to him by Mor
rison. John Sommera, a jeweler, dis
posed of $200,000 of Morrison's for
tune in "entertaining" him. Mrs. Kate
H iller, formerly keeper of a lace shop,
obtained $70,000 in cash and $79,000
in bonds during the life of Morrison's
wife, who died in 1909. They were
gifts, Mrs. Hitler asserted.
Subpoenas tor Girls. ; ,
Subpoenaet .nave been issued for
the appearance in court of the tw6
Burnstein girls, Margaret and Alice,
whom Morrison recently adopted, and
of whom their reputed father, Joseph
Burnstein, a junk - dealer, declare
Morrison is the real father.
Under the term of the will left
by Morrison' father, James M, Mor
ri.nn the entire estate should go to
the city of Chicago if the on died
(CMttaad Jrrm Tmt Ow.)
for the employes, later (aid. "is abso
lutely unchanged. No complete con
crete proposition to which the rail
road will agree ha been tendered us.
Our position is exactly the same a it
wa when we accepted the president'
plans. We have deviated from it in
no way whatsoever."
, The brotherhood leaders went from
the White House to meeting of
the men, but insisted they had noth
ing to communicate.
W. G. Lee of the trainmen gave
out copies of an order which he said
had been sent by the Northern Pa
cific to station agents, directing them
to get local interests to send tele
graphic protests to President Wilson
against settling the crontroversy by
other means than arbitration. Tele
grams, Mr. Lee declared, were to be
paid for by the railroad, and were evi
dence of what the men characterize
a propaganda against the presi
dent' plan.
Gifford to Donate
Playground Site
Information of a reliable nature has
been received at the city park depart
ment offices that upon his return to
the city Dr. 'Harold Gifford will do
nate to the city for public playground
purposes eight lots on the north side
of Davenport street, between Thirty
fifth street and thirty-filth avenue.
Union Pacific Pensioners .
To Have New Club Rooms
The growing increase in the number
of pensioners on the Union Pacific
system resulted some years ago in the
organization of the Union Pacific Mu
tual Pensioners' association, and now
the finishing touches are being put
upon the club rooms for the member.
The quarters for the organisation,
' which ha been called by some the
Faithful Service club, are located on
the third floor of the Union Pacific
building. . ' 1
No member of the club is less than
60 years old, and many of them are
past 70. The youngest of them ren
dered not less than twenty year of
service to the Union Pacific, and
many of them rendered service ex
tending over half a century.
Women of Field Club to
Give Dinner for Caddies
Wehn the 100 or so caddie at the
Omaha Field club finish the strenuous
morning of athletic events on the an
nual caddie day, which will be held
next Monday, they will be treated to
a sumptuous dinner that will remind
them of Thanksgiving and Christmas.
For the women of the Field club have
contracted to provide the dinner for
the youngsters and they intend it
shall be one that will be remembered
. a long time. Gu Miller will super
ie the caddie day doings.
Chautanqua for Edgar.
Edgar, Neb, Aug. 25. (Special.)
The business men and citizen of Ed
gar have decided to have the Chau
tauqua for another year. Every
number this year was a giod one and
the local people are more enthusiastic
over having a Chautauqua here an
other year than they have been at the
close of any previous course.
Senator Gallinger Defends
Tariff Record of the
Washington, Aug. 25. Senator
Gallinger, republican leader and one
of "the 0)i Guard," told the senate
today during debate on the revenue
bill that former Speaker Cannon "was
the Jonah" upon, whom the insurgent
wing of the republicans heaped blame
for the complaint against the Dingley
tariff and that the late Senator Al
drich vas chosen by therrt "as his
confederate for attack and defama
tion. The republican leader defend
ed both Representative Cannon and
Senator Aldrlch.
As far back as 1896, he declared,
"certain politician" began to plant
the seed of discotent "to break down
the protective tariff policy of the re
publican party and to discredit the
acknowledged leaders of that policy."
"Men who- called themselves re
publicans," he said, "gave currency to
the 'startling and false' theory that
the increased cost of living wa due
to excessive rates provided by the
Dingley tariff."
Cannon is Mad Jonah.
"So far did this disaffection go,"
said Senator Gallinger, "that certain
republicans began to disclaim respon
sibility for what they called the rad
ical provision of the Dingley law,
and began looking about for a Jonah
upon whom they might heap the bur
den of blame and visit the penalties
attaching thereto. These men, with
the active assistance of these demo
crats, (elected for thi sacrifice a man
who had served his country in the
house of representative thirty years,
and at time with more than ordi'
nary honor and distinction, and who,
m that position, had consistently.
continuously and honorably advoca
ted the protective tariff system as the
one aure and logical means for the
perpetuation of an industrial system
which never ha had a parallel in the
history of the world. Thi man, who
had ao earnestly and ably, so long
and successtuly defended the best in
terests of our country, was Joseph
v. Cannon.
"They declared that 'Cannonism
must go,' and thi cry wa echoed all
over the land. 1 he chorus wa joined
in, It must be remembered, by a tew
republicans of unquestioned power,
whpse word became law. Ann then,
to show the sincerity of their convic
tions and their willingness to throw
overboard all who stood in their way,
the democrat were permitted to se
lect at Mr. Cannon's confederate a
man who. out of the abundance of
his learning and energy, had for year
performed the difficult task, connect
ed with the chairmanship of the sen
ate committee on finance.
Aldrlch Oreatly Defamed.
'Thi man. Nelson W. Aldrlch, was
chosen for attack and defamation. His
clear view enabled him to penetrate
the beyond: and he was able to ren
der service of such inestimable) value
that few of us can even now appre
ciate the value of hi services to the
country.'' But the word had been
passed that Aldrichlsm and Cannon
ism were responsible - for all the
wrongs that exiated in the body poli
tic, including the increased prices of
everything, whether the article were
on the free list or not. And I regret
to say that many of those who knew
better assisted in discrediting those
men, hoping therjby to presuade the
country into the belief that they were
trying to purity tne party. '
. "But the great bulk of the party
remained true to the fundamental
principles of their political faith and
they now have the satisfaction of see
ing a united, republican party going
forth under the banner of protection
to win the country from the political
fate that betell it."
Leading Women in
. Club Circles Will
Speak in State
The two chief club women of the
land wilt be in Nebraska this fall, to
address state conventions at Hastings.
They are Mr. Josiah Evans Cowles
of Los Angeles, president of the Gen
eral Federation of Women' clubs,
and Mrs. Carrie Chapman Catt, presi
dent of the National Suffrage associa
tion. Mrs. Cowles come for the conven
tion of the Nebraska Federation of
Women'a cluba, October 3-6, while
Mrs. Catt give the opening address
at this meeting, aside from attending
the state suffrage convention, which
will be held just prior to this meet
ing. Hastings suffragists are planning a
large luncheon for Monday, October
2, to honor Mrs. Catt. Mrs. F. H.
Cole will b a special guest at this
luncheon. - 1 . ,
Coal is Bought for Heating
The Omaha Public Schools
The Board of Education awarded to
Sunderland Bros, company and C W.
Hull company contracts for furnish
ing coal to the school district during
the ensuing school year. There will
be approximately 9,000 tons of coal
used in the school buildings.
The prices of Cherokee nut will be, $4.34 and $4.57 per ton, accord
ing to the districts of the school sys
tem, the districts being as follows'
First, north of Davenport street; sec
ond, Spring to Davenport streets;
third, louth of- Spring street; fourth,
Central High school. ' Cherokee slack
will be supplied at $3.59 per ton and
anthracite at $10.67 per ton.
The coal will be delivered upon a
British thermal unit basis, which is
guaranteed in the contracts.
C. W. Hull company' will furnish
the anthracite coal to the extent of
about 500 ton.
Congressmen Johnson and war Party Would Retain Farts
Humphrey Say Underwood I of Russia and All of
Tariff Hurt Washington. I Belgium.
Chicago, Aug. 25. Washington
will give Hughes and Fairbands a
plurality of from 75,000 to 100,000 in
November, while Oregon and Cali
fornia also will give their electoral
vote to the republican national ticket,
according to the opinion of Congress
man Albert Johnson of Tacoma and
Congressman W. 'E. Humphreys of
tne Seattle district and a candidate
for United States senator in Washing
ton, who were visitors at the western
republican national campaign head
quarters today. -
in Washington the Underwood
tariff has hit us with no compensat
ing advantage from the artifical pros
perity growing out of the manufac
ture ot war munitions," said Con
gressman Johnson. 'The repeal of
the Panama act struck us sauarelv
between the eyes, while the seamen's
bill gave us the finishing stroke. Simi
lar conditions prevail in Oregon and
Tariff Is Issue, Says Shaw.
Former Secretary of the Treasury
Leslie M. Shaw believes the tariff
is the principal issue in the present
campaign. He recently completed a
speaking tour of nine states and to
day called at the western republican
national campaign headquarters to re
port on conditions.
I hnd the oeoole far more inter
ested in the subject of industrial pre
paredness against the invasion of
toreign merchandise following the
war than in any other subject," said
Mr. Shaw. "I have spoken in nine
state and covered a wide range of
topic. In my judgment the tariff is
the issue.
Great Foreign Stock Waiting.
"With 4,000,000 men in the trenche,
the factories of England are produc
ing more thap twice their normal val
ue of products, and England's exports
are now as large as ever.
"Germany has $2,000,000,000 worth
of manufactured products all ready in
stock awaiting the opening of the
seas, and the steamship companies
have in process of construction new
ships that will take 1,000,000 tons of
these products at a trip.
"The payroll after the war is the
issue of this campaign and nothing
will save the payroll but the repeal
of the Underwood tariff, which threw
4,000,000 men out of employment be
fore orders for war munitions revived
industry. ,
New Tarfe. An 4fc a.... . 0
e.ntrltuiad, I.Hcj molai.r. .7Jo, R.nn.d',
...... i.vvvt.aav. ,utum
l noon won ) polnti bolow lut night'.
Berlin, Aug. 24. (Via London,
Aug. 25.) A proclamation contain
ing views on the peace conditions
which might be imposed by Germany
u published today by 'The Indepen
dent Committee for a German Peace,"
an organization formed some time
ago by those considered to be the
extreme war advocates in Germany.
The proclamation asserts that, de
spite the fact that the Germans and
their allies are holding three king.
doms in their hands, the entente
statesmen continue to indulge in a
flood of abuse and lies about Ger
many, while themselves violating ev
ery principle of international law.
forcing neutral to enter the war
against their Judgment and endeavor
ig to force into submission through
hunger millions whom their awords
iuuiu nui vanquian.
England Most Dangerous.
"Our enemies will not succeed,"
continue the proclamation. "One
thing they have accomplished i to
force upon us the realization that
England is our special and most dan
gerous enemy. England causes our
enemies to stick together. England
leads them. Upon England they de
pend and will depend more after the
war. On the wreckage of our empire
England hopes to unfurl the banner
ot Anglo-saxon world dominion.
The document asserts that Russian
territory from the Baltic to Volhynia
must in the future be in the German
sphere to serve a a bulwark against
the Russian tendency to annihiliate
Germany. France' revenge ideas
must constantly be kept in mind so
that in the west also changes would
be necessary.
Will Keep Belgium.
The document then cites the ex
pression of Dr. Peter Spahn, leader
of the Catholic center party in the
Reichstag, that "Belgium must lie in
German hands, militarilv. economi
cally and politically."
The proclamation concludes with
the assertion: ,
'England's plan threatens us with
political and economic helotrv. It
aims at our life as a people and as a
state. It aims at our culture and n-
stitufions. Energy must be applied
regardless of consequences to force
peace upon this enemy. Let it not
come true that, as fcngland says, we
win win an rne Dames, nut cngland
will win the war. With Von Hinden
burg, let us say it i not only a ques
tion of sticking it out, but of winning."
' Obituary Notes
ROBERT BURKETT. the 15-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Bryan Bur
den, died Thursday mornlnr. Funeral
aervlcea will be- held Saturday at 4
p. m.. at the family home,-1610 Grand
avenue, and burial Sunday at Tecum-
sen, nod. Mr. Burnett is with the
Norman ft Burkett Printing company
and editor of the North Omaha
Will Save You Money ThereS A Reason
ROCKER Day of Oar August SALE
The List of
Rockers Priced
Below Are All
Substantially Re
duced From Our
Every Day Low
Every one is
a beauty and
as good as it
W1K1 IU1IU fl ill) 'nnlr
This big Tapestry or Leather
Rocker $16.76.
Arm Eocker, -wood seat,
ff.n..:. ..$1.65
Arm Rocker, wood seat,
golden fcO OC
oak Pa0
Arm Eocker, wood seat,
golden d n y
oak.,.,.. Pbs3
Arm Rocker, leather seat,
Arm Rocker, leather auto seat,
fumed - dC P7C
oak.... PO.0
Arm Rocker, leather, auto seat,
St $7.75
Arm Rocker, tapestry or ve
lour, ma- (tin 7 tS
hogany P 1U. I O
These we offer as
especially strong Val
ues featured for Sat
urday. There are
many others reduced
that you may like.
(Some rockers among these
very sharply reduced.)
A Solid Mahogany Rocker,
tapestry auto flQ Cfl
seat tPtViOU
A Mahogany Rocker, cut ve
lour auto Q
seat sPOeOU
A Solid Mahogany Rocker,
tapestry seat, antique cane
back, sale
Find the Rocker You Want, It's On Our Floors
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- Most Modern and Sanitary Brewery in the West
Family Trade SuDolied bv WM. JETTF.R. Diatrir...tnr
2502 N St Telephone Douglas 4231. South 863 or 868.
Local Manager for Western
Union Telegraph Company
Gets Big. Boost.
After being manager of the West
ern Union Telegrapli company in
Omaha for three years, J. R. Hyland
now receives a promotion and is to
go to New York City as superintend
ent. He is to begin his work there
September 1. He leaves Omaha next
In New York, Mr. Hyland will have
charge of all of the offices from the
Battery up to Canal street, taking in
all of the financial and commercial
section of the city. About seventy
offices will be under his jurisdiction.
Mr. Hyland's first experience in
telegraphy was gained m Lincoln,
where he worked for the Western
Union from 1901 to 1906, in various
In 1906 he left the telegraphic work
and entered the employ of the Cen
tral Granaries company of Lincoln
He worked with this company for five
years and then went back to the
Western Union in 1911.
From 1911 to 1913 he wa commer
cial agejit, under Superintendent C. 6.
Horton, whose jurisdiction is Ne
braska and Kansas. Since 1913 he
has been local manager of the com
pany in Omaha,
Mr. Hyland will be succeeded in
Omaha by J. L. Ferciot, at present
commercial agent, reporting to Super
intendent Horton. Mr. Ferciot re
cently came to Omaha from the New
his service with the company has been1
in Baltimore.
Omaha Film Firm Stopped
From Showing Picture
Judge T. C. Munger issued a' re
straining order against the Fine Arts
Feature Film company of Omaha on
complaint of the Supreme Feature
Film company of Minneapolis. The
order restrains the former company
from exhibiting .its film entitled
"Where Are Your Children?" which
the latter company claimed to be an
attempt to profit by the advertising
of "Where Are My Children?", a pro
duction of the Supreme Film .com
pany. The plaintiffs are required to put
up a bond of $2,000 and the restrain
ing order runs until September 2.
The Fashion GemW offlie KddlaWes
Csfabliahtid 1886.
A Sale of Silk
New Fall Styles
Fashionable models
in changeable silks and
plain green. A demon
stration of "down a few
steps to better values."
, For One Day
Saturday, fifty smart par
asols in this season's newest
shapes, sizes and styles for
women, misses and children.
Plain colors and fancy com
binations. Values to $3.00
Saturday, $1.00
As there are only fifty, an early
selection will be necessary. To
the left, as yon enter.
Many Lovely New
Ribbon Sashes
Fashioned of black velvet, pink
brocade, light blue brocade, black
satin, and Alice blue. A great
many of the hew' dresses need a
sash to give them a finished ap
pearance, and these now on dis
play will assist you in choosing.
Ribbon Section.
Watch Sunday's
For particulars of the
PRICE SALE of Soiled and
Odd Cloths and Napkins.
Hair Ribbons
In all the good shades of
plain taffeta and moire,
an extra value
at .,,
How About Your Fall Clothes?
The apparel sections are changing almost
hourly and taking upon themselves the hues of
Autumn. In spite of numerous indications of
sharp advances in prices and shortage of desirable
fabrics we are,- as yet, offering women's new fall
apparel for usual prices.
Suits $25.00 Upwards
Dresses $25.00 Upwards
Coats $25.00 Upwards
An Early Selection Is Advisable
No Extra Charge for Alterations
Final Clearance Saturday
Not a large quantity but all are choice. In
cludes linens, skirtings and many silk and cot
ton fabrics.. For quick selling we offer every
Formerly priced up to 75c a yard
JFor I2V2C a yard
Opposite Silks Main Floor.
Basement MILLINERY Saturday
Smart Trimmed
Hats for $4.50
A special show
ing Saturday of
the newest styles
for the Autumn
season at this pop
ular price. Many
are copies of high
er priced models.
BuMMnt Mlmurr SmUm.
Steady Flight of the
The distance between Chicago
and New York over Pennsylvania
Lines is 909 miles. It is the short
est route between the two cities.
Shortest distance only four reg
ular stops; this accounts for
maintaining the20-Hour Schedule
tt steady, consistent speed.
It doesn't seem like fast riding,becaute
excessive speed is never necessary.
For furthfr particular! afirlji to
IT. H. ROWLAND, Travitnt Awnnr Art,
124-338 Cltt National Bank Bmuntt.
rom DoumIojj 3003, OMAHA, USA
New York
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