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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 13, 1916)
THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1916.
Mrs. William Leet, Pretty Omaha
Girl Who Eloped, Asks Maintenance
WIFE OF ALLEGED
SELLS HER JEWELS
BANDIT IS LOYAL
Alleges that Her Husband is
Squandering His Fortune
in Riotous Living.
Louis is Good Enough for Her,
Mrs. Assman Says, "Even
you should know
ASK SOCIALLY PROMINENT
VISITS HIM AT FREMONT
She Pleads with Judge Wood
rough for Sake of Her Un
- born Baby.
IS LOYAL TO PKISOKIE
Mrs. Xavier W. Wittman. young
and pretty wife of Xavier Wittman,
accused of using the mails to defraud,
appeared before Federal Judge Joseph
Woodrough and pleaded that her
husband be set free with a cash fine
instead of a prison sentence. She
tearfully told the judge that she could
not bear to bring her child into the
world with the knowledge that its
father was a convict. It he would
grant her this request, the said, her
. husband would plead guilty to the
rharire of ininff the mails to defraud.
V i' Judge Woodrough told her that he
, 'could do nothing in the matter and
that the law would have to take its
' own course.
" Fights for Him.
' Mrs. Wittman, who is a native of
i, Sydney, Australia, was wooed and
won there while police authorities all
over the United States were search-
ing for Wittman. Since his capture
-she has stood loyally by him and has
! even sold her jewels to enable her
, husband to fight his case.
Judge Woodrough Tuesday reduced
' Wittman's bond from $4,000 to $3,000.
.' The prisoner is the erstwhile head
. of the Electro-Oxygen company of
; this city, which claimed to put forth
a panacea for all human ailments. He
v s charged with having used the mails
. to defraud in connection with his busi-
nes. A. L, Sutton is defending him.
Shafer Company '
Plans New Plant
'; M. F. Shafer & Co., advertising
specialists, are going to build a $150,
. 000 home at Seventeenth and Web-
ster streets. Ground for the build-
- ing will be broken in the early part
t To make sure that their new quar
ters will have every modern facility,
W. E. Shafer, vice president of the
company, and John McDonald, archi
. tect, left Tuesday for a tour of adver
tising houses in the east, Valuable
suggestions they get there they in
tend to i i body in the new structure.
Two Taxis Collide ,
- And Salesman Hurt
. Charles j. Carlson, salesman of Des
-Moines, la., was seriously injured,
'.when the automobile in which he was
i being driven to the Union depot to
catch a train collided with another
taxi at the intersection of Fourteenth
and Dodge streets. Carlson waa
thrown to the pavement and received
- internal injuries. He waa taken to
.the St Joseph hospital.
The car Carlson was in was being
.driven by Ira Ehrenreich. L. R.
: Brunson was the driver, of the other
' car. Both were arrested and held
for reckless driving.
Live Fish in Mail
; 1 Package Scares Clerk
Shenandoah, la, Dec. 12, (Spe
cial.) When Miss Christine. Swan
son, a mail clerk at Hamburg post
.oRice touched a package In the even
ing delivery and it flopped, she gave
a shriek that brought the force and
the postmaster to her rescue. It hap
orned this r way: Stanley : Opelt'i
.father lives across the Missouri river
ircsh fish that evening and it was of
the buffalo species, noted for longev
ity. When the young woman picked
: up tHc package containing (he fish it
-wiggled and squirmed fiendishly and
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Sixteen Killed in
p Ritm Belgium
. ' Amsterdam Dec. 11 Via Lon
. don.) Sixteen persons were killed
and several mortally wounded in a
riot at Tourcoing on the occasion of
the deportation of 300 civiliani by the
Germans, according to the Echo
The paper says that the riot started
when one of those ordered deported
waa struck on the head with a rifle
butt by a German soldier because he
did not walk fast enough. Thereupon
. the crowd of spectators rushed at the
' soldier, and a general melee followed,
the German troops using their rifles.
The account says that a squadron of
cavalrymen had. to charge the crowd
before order was restored and that
fifty arrests were made subsequently.
Is Uu Cudlul,. Vhrtu In
Bow t Can Coach mat CeMa.
Imp cat f ermfls. avoid pour.
sad ltvt rtlht utd Uk Dr. Klnf New
DKcmry, In m iwr 41 ynra. Otnran
tod. All SrassUts.-AdvarttMinftnt.
Pretty Mrs. William A. Leet, nee
Anne Robertson, is suing her hus
band, "Billy" Leet, 20, wealthy
sportsman, for separate maintenance.
The young couple's elopement creat
ed quite a sensation nearly two years
ago on account of the youth and
prominence of the principals and be
cause of a threat to annul the mar
riage, made . by the bridegroom's
mother, Mrs. Lida Leet.
Mrs. William Leet is the daughter
of Mrs. E. L. Robertson and is a
sister, of Mrs. Fred Hamilton.
In her petition filed in Carroll
county, where the Leets own a farm
at Manning, on which a luxurious
home and other modern features,
such as a swimming pool, have been
erected, Mrs. Leet charges:
lhat on Uctober 10. "Billy" de
serted her, refusing to contribute to
inat tor more than a vear orior to
his leaving her, he squandered large
sums of money in prolonged
debauches in Chicago and other
cities, materially dissipating the large
fortune left him by his father.
lhat another woman entered
their marital tribulations in Chicago
last October. She names one Maxie
Goodwin as co-respondent and de
clares that she had not condoned the
lhat although 'entitled to a di
vorce on account of his conduct," she
is unable at this, time to institute
such proceedings as she has forfeit
ed her residence in Nebraska; that
Leet, since the lutn day ot Uctober,
has absconded trom the state to
escape service of summons, and that
finally she has not resided long
enough in - Iowa to qualify for di
Mrs. Leet claims her boy husband
Will Not Resign
Washington, Dec. 12. Attorney
General Gregory has no intention of
resigning now or later, it was said au
thoritatively today. According to offi
cials this makes it certain that alt of
President Wilson's cabinet will remain
in office for at least a time after
Keilom School People
Plan Two Big Meetings
Mrs. R. O. Freeman of Chicago
will-talk Thursday night at 8 o'clock
before members of the Kellom school
community center in Kellom "school.
Her subject will be Owe the Kids a
Chance,, Mildred Krasrae will give
a piano selection and Anne Melcher
a vocal solo, i ;. , . .- ,
On Saturday night. Rev. John F.
Poucher. ex-adjutaitt of the Fourth
Nebraska regiment at the border, will
tell of his soldier-lite in Mexico.
Piano selections by Miss Emile
Phelns and vocal solos by John Gunn
and Mr. Longnecker are also on the
Thousands of Families Rely
On This Kidney Medicine
About nine years ago the doctor
had given me up, saying I had kid
nev trouble, enlargement of the liver
and stomach trouble; that there was
no medicine for me that he knew ot
that would help me, and hearing of
Dr. Kilmer's Swamp-Root I bought
one fifty-cent bottle, which did me so
much good I bought six one-dollar
bottles. After taking this amount of
Swamp-Root I waa completely cured
and have not consulted a physician
since, and am doing my own work
every day. When 1 feel any of the
old symptoms coming on I go back
to my old friend, Swamp-Root, which
immediately gives me relief.
Very truly yours,
MRS. J. J. WEIDENTHALER,
Grand Island, Nebr,
Personally smeared before me this
8th day of October, 1915, Mrs. J. J.
Weidenthaler, who subscribed to the
above statement and made oath that
the same is true in substance and in
THEO. P. BOEHM,
tT. KllmOT A ('..
BlnhmtoM, N. V.
ve What Swamp-Root Will Do
; For You.
Send ten cents to Dr. Kilmer &
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size bottle. It will convince anyone.
You will also receive a booklet of
valuable information, telling about
the kidneys and bladder. When writ
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Daily Bee. Regular fifty-cent and
one-dollar size bottles for sale at all
drug stores. Advertisement.
"Slipon" Slippers For a Man's
, There if one Christmas present that a man always appre-
ciates and that is easy slippers.
All men hope to find a pair beside their beds on Christ
mas morningthey might almost be called the Standard
A Chris tmaa Present .
We have a big, new line of Men's Slippers, all sizes,
many new shapes and styles, from $1.50 to 83.50
' . pair. . ' .:
Mrs. William Leet.
is still the owner of $150,000 worth of
Iowa property; that she waited for
him to return to their magnificent
farm near Manning, and that anxiety
and worry attendant upon the vigil
produced a nervous breakdown which
caused her to be confined for several
weeks in Miss Stewart's hospital in
Judge E. G. Albert of the Sixteenth
judicial district of Iowa, after hearing
Mrs. Leet's application, granted a
writ of attachment, against $75,000
worth of Leet's farming lands in Car
roll, Aubudon and Guthrie counties in
Iowa, to secure her demands for sep
arate maintenance. The writ is is
sued without bond for Mrs. Leet, and
was executed at Rockwell City, la.,
December 8. f
Service was obtained upon young
Leet at Manning, according to Fred
Miller, clerk ot the Carroll county
district court- -
Mrs. Leet has been in Omaha for
several weeks past, visiting her moth
er after she was discharged from the
hospital. She is said to have returned
to Manning Friday, where she was
met by Leet, who, according to re
ports from Manning, returned the day
before from Florida.
Right or wrong, in jail or out, A.
Louis Assman, who with Tom Col
cord is held at Fremont, charged with
the robbery of the State Bank of
Winslow, can bank on the loyalty of
his wife. This wai :nade plain by
Mrs. Assman when seen . t her phar
macy at. North. Sixteenth and Nich
olas streets. "If he' good enough
for me when he's out of jail and will
work hard to support .me, he cer
tainly is g'ood enough for me when
he's hi jail, and 1 will get along as
best I can," she declared. And she
added that "people who think other
wise are off their base."
Sorry for 'Colcord.
Mrs. Assman visited her husband at
Fremont Monday, but, she said, she
was not permitted to see him alone.
She brought him a change of clothes
and also supplied Colcord with clean
linen. "I don't know Colcord," she
said, "but I felt kind of sorry for
him." She says she intends to visit
Assman again in a few days.
Frank and Harry Goddard, arrested
by the Omaha police on the suspicion
that they aided 'Assman and Colcord,
will be taken to Fremon today. It is
said that they have' not established
the fact that they were here the day
of the robbery, but officers who have
investigated the case declare that the
Goddard boys visited Winslow with
Assman and Colcord a couple of days
before the robbery.
To Select Officers for
The Builders' Exchange
Nominations for the offices and
directorate Of the Omaha Builders'
exchange are to be made this evening
at a meeting of the members in their
headquarters, sixth floor of the Barker
block, at 8 o'clock. A nominating
committee will be chosen, which com
mittee will probably get together im
mediately and make up. the nomina
tions to go on the ballot. The an
nual election will be held the first
Monday in January, which is New
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There's an Electrical Gift for every mem
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With everyday utility.
For Father there's an Electric Engine and Radiator
Heater to keep his automobile in good condition during the cold
weather, an Electric Desk Lamp, a Shaving Mirror, or a Cigar Lighter.
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Washer, a Vacuum Cleaner, an Iron, or one of the dozens of table
or toilet appliances.
A Traveling Iron, a Chafing Dish, a Boudoir Lamp,
or an Electric Hair Dryer, would bring joy to the Daughter of the
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