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THE BEE : OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 3, 1917
FAILS TO GET BACK
Miss Schumann Unsuccessfully
Tries to Get Back King
Landsberg Gave Her.
NOT PERMITTED ON STAND
A statute which provides that any
one having made a transaction with a
deceased person, cannot testify in
court as to that transaction, was suc
cessfully relied upon by attorneys for
the Sigmund Landsberg estate, when
Miss Martha Schumann, fiance and
former pupil of the well known
Omaha composer and music teacher
who took his own life on November
11, attempted to collect $140 for an en
gagement ring given her by the musi
cian, hut which she declared she
loaned him to tide him over temp
orary financial embarrassment.
The case came up before Jodgc
Crawford in county court upon agree
ment between attorneys for the
Landsberg estate and Miss Schu
mann. When Miss Schumann, 22 years old.
a talented musician and daughter of
a Grand Islam! preacher, took the
witness stand to testify as to her en
gagement to the late Ait-Sar-Ben com
poser, she had hardly uttered a single
"1" before attorneys for the Lands
berg estate fired a battery of ob
jections at the court. Judge Crawford
sustained them and decided that the
fiance of the late music teacher could
not testify as to any transactions
made with im before his death.
Tells of Engagement.
Prof. William Chambers, a dancing
teacher and a close personal friend of
Landsberg, told of a conversation
with the compos, in which the let
ter's engagement o Miss Schumann
was discussed. J'rof. Chambers testi
fied that Landsberg said he and Miss
Schumann were to have been married
after the holidays.
T. L. Combs, a jeweler, told the
court that Landsberg purchased the
ring a few months before his death
for $148, but paid only $.10 on it, re
turning the stone on the Monday be
fore he took his own life. Mr. Combs
said that the diamond was worth $100,
but that it was sold to the composer
for a special price of $148.
After the hearing counsel for Miss
Schumann said that his client would
probably accept ?.i0. the amount paid
on the ring, from the Landsberg
Miss Schumann, who went into deep
mourning after her sweetheart sent a
bullet crashing into his own brain as
the result of rumored financial trou
bles, appeared in court wearing a chic
hat, a si y lisli gown and colored-topped
shoes. The engagement ring, the
cause of the legal controversy, was in
troduced as evidence by the jeweler,
who brought it into court.
She asked $140 from the estate,
alleging that a few days before the
k-Sar-Ben composer committed sui
cide she loaned him her engagement
ring, which he had given her, to bor
row money on to tide him over tem
porary financial embarrassment. The
claim against the estate filed in pro
bate court sets forth that the ring
was loaned to Landsberg on Novem
ber 4, just a Week before he was
found dead in his studio in the Lyric
building, a revolver clutched in one
hand and a bullet wound in his head.
In her petiton Miss Schumann al
leged that after Landsberg's death and
burial she was informed that previous
to the time of his suicide he had re
turned the ring to T. L. Combs &
Co., jewelers, to whom, according to
his former fiance's assertions, he was
indebted to the amount of $100 for
the purchase of the ring.
. Peace Dream Is
Over for Present,
Says Berlin Paper
Berlin. Jan. 2. (Via Amsterdam
and London.) "The peace dream is
over for the present, says the
Taeglische Rundsclu. "Whoever
sobered by the entente reply and will
adant himself to the bard reality.
"If the German offer is today re-
lectcd. the thought of peace is not by
this, refusal suffocated. The British,
French and Russian people have been
deluded into the belief that our offer
of peace was a confession of our weak
ncss and an attempt to save ourselves
before the collapse.
"When the coming months of the
war shows that this lie. too, is sluv
ered on the German arms, revulsion
must come, and then woe to those
rulers who will have to anwer for the
Wilson Hopes for Results.
Washington, Jan. 2. Secretary
Lansing said today that the English
text of the entente reply to Germany's
peace proposals probably would be
torwarded to the central powers to
day without waiting for the official
French text. That will be sent direct
to the central powers by the Ameri
can embassy in Paris.
President Wilson has not decided
on his next step. It became known
on unquestionable authority today
that he has not given up hope that
beneficial results may come out of
the' present negotiations.
Real Baby Stare
Of Miss Mary Gray
May Cloak Crook
She looks as though she just
checked her wings and halo and when
she opens her baby stare upon you,
then you arc sure that she is honest.
But the police say that Mary Gray,
despite her demure and innocent ap
pearance, is not so innocent. Detec
tives are even now looking for her to
explain the disappearance of $94
worth of stuff from the Cudahy Pack
ing company's restaurant New Year's
Miss Gray, who told friends that her
home was tn Des Moines, la., is said
to have packed a suitcase full of
things she wanted in the restaurant.
What she packed includes two silk
dresses belonging to other girls and
a4ued at $25 apiece, one lady's purse
containing seven silver dollars, and
one ten-dollar gold piece and sundry
other articles. She was not at her
rooming house when police called
' Tuesday morning.
.ripl Sloans Liniment In thr pjunful
p.,rT is :ll cu need. Thr pain Koott st
ni-f. 'niy -:. All flnlKRINtt --.il.
Who Killed Pretty
Police; She Had
Philadelphia Woman Received
Many Men in Her Apart
ment Where Found Slain.
BODY TERRIBLY BRUISED
Philadelphia, Jan. 2. The mystery
surrounding the murder of Miss
Maizie Colbert, also known as Mrs.
Roberts, whose terribly bruised body
was found in an uptown apartment
house late Saturday night was still un
solved today. A man and a woman
are being watched and arrests are ex
pected shortly. The victim had many
admirers who were received in her
apartment and much evidence in the
shape of letters, photographs and
clothing has been found.
According to the detectives, a man
and a woman arc under surveillance,
the man as the actual murderer, the
woman as his "best friend" who, it is
believed knows something about the
Zone Rate for Second-Class
Mail and One Cent Rate for
Drop Letters Wanted.
LIQUOR SECTION STRONGER
Washington, Jan. 2. The annual
postoffice appropriation bill, reported
to the house today, carried provisions
to increase rates on newspapers, mag
azines and other second-class matter
by a zone system, establish penny
postage on local letters and impose
heavier penalties for sending liquor
through the mails. The bill would
appropriate 5329,553.120, $4,000,000
more than the current postoffice act;
readjust rural carriers' salaries and in
crease the pay of a number of em
ployes. Magazine publishers have protested
vigorously against the rate increase,
which would affect only publications
carried more than 300 miles, and Post
master General Burleson proposed to
Chairman Moon of the house post
office committee a substitute provision
to postpone the effectiveness of the
increase for a year after the measure
becomes a law.
The bill as reported would make
the new rates apply after Jue 30,
however, and Mr. Moon has not indi
cated what action will be recommend
ed on Mr. Burleson's suggestion. The
hill probably will be debated m the
house wilhin a few days.
The bill directs that hereafter cata
logues and similar publications be
classified as third-class matter with
increased postage. Another section
provides -that after July 1 next rural
carriers' pay shall be based on length
of routes, time required to serve them
and quantity of mail transported. The
maximum pay would be $2,000, with
a minimum of $4X0 a year. No rural
route which would require an auto
mobile is to be established unless the
car ran be used with reasonable regu
larity throughout the year.
The postmaster general is author
ized to create a guaranty fund from
assessments to be levied on postoffice
cmploves accoun.able for postal
funds "or property, tci inde .inify the
Another new provision would
strengthen th . anti-gambling laws
directed agains lotteries, gift enter
prises or schemes of offering 'prizes
dependent on chance.
One thousand dollars tine, two
years' imprisonment, or both, are pre
scribed as penalties for mailing
Ak-Sar-Ben Now Owns
Entire Block Near the Den
Ak-Sar-Bcn now owns the entire
block of ground on which the den is
located at Twentieth and Burdette
streets. The board recently bought
some lots south of the den, thus ac
quiring the ground on the block not
previously owned by the organization.
fireek Stamnhlp Torpedoed.
rtfsl. Ian. ? Thf (irpfli MoaniPr SHPnhn.
:.ftk, Inns, has l.r.n torpf.lfM'il Nine of
IM vri'v,- wtp savivl anil III'? fate of the
of the Hour
jfl? got a job X
Host of Admirers
1 Captain o( Detectives Tate said to-
dav : 1
"The mystery requires a process of
i elimination, a weeding out of all of the
dead woman s friends. She was ac
quaiuled with so many lawyers, news
paper men, physicians, business men,
detectives, theatrical people, hotel
men and others that we do not want
to iuwp at any rash conclusion. I
am cautioning my men to be abso
lutrly certain of their ground before
they do anytlimg.
Asked whether the son of a wealthy
brewer up state, the son of a base ball
maenate of this citv and others whose
names have been linked with that of
Miss Colbert as acquaintances are to
be nuestioiK'd. Caotain Tate said:
"VVe will question every person who
knew Miss Colbert.
The canlain jsaid there was no more
reason to implicate a brewer's son and
a base ball man's son in the model's
death than to believe that numerous
other I'hiladclphians, who knew her
were mixed up in it.
Peter Norbeck is Sworn In as
Governor and Makes Inangu
ral Address to Joint Meet.
EX-GOVERNOR FOR BUDGET
Pierre, S. D., Jan. 2. The fifteenth
legislative session ot boutn uaicota
convened at noon today and selected
Ipmnnrarv nflhVpr for the ioint SeS-
sion this afternon. Justice Polley of
the South Danota supreme court aa
minUtprpd the oath to the members
of the senate and Justice Whiting of
ficiated in the house.
The executive state officers met i
the reception room of the governor
in the state house and rresiaing jus
tice Gates administered the oath of
office to Governor Peter Norbeck and
th rtthr nn tat official.
After the completion of the formal
temporary organization of the legisla
ture, retiring Governor Byrne pre
epntd hi messaffe to the inint as
cpmhlncrp urhirh met in the house of
representatives. The retiring governor
recommended a budget retorm lor
the annronriation of state funds and
pointed out other recommendations
for the action ot the new admintstra
( '.nvprimr Knrhprk followed with
his message, outlining the policy of
the administration in regard to prob-
)pm rnnfrnntino- it Th irnvinnr
urged the immediate passage of a law
putting into force the prohibitory
amendment adopted Dy tne people it
the last election.
With th H!ivrv nf f.nvrnnr Mr,r
beck's address, the body recessed
until tomorrow attcrnoon, when a
permanent organization will be
formed and committees selected.
To Formally Jnstall
New Municipal Judges
J he formal inauguration of the new
municipal judges will take place in
the council chamber in the city hall
1 hursday morning before the city
commissioners, district judges. Coun
ty Judge Crawford and Federal ludee
Woodrough. The ceremonies attend
ant to the inauguration of Judges
Holmes, Baldwin and Britt arc to be
under the auspices of the Barristers'
club, an organization the membershio
of which is made up of the younger
attorneys of the city. Judge Sears
will preside. Short talks will be
made by R. G. Grossman, president
of the Barristers' club; Mayor Dahl-
man, Judge wakelcy and others.
Chamberlain's Tablets are intended
specially for stomach troubles, bil
iousness and constipation, and have
met with much success in the treat
ment of those diseases. People who
have suffered tor years with stomach
trouble and have been unable to ob.
tain any permanent relief, have been
completely cured by the use of these
tablets. Chamberlains 1 ablets are
also of great value for biliousness.
Chronic constipation may be perma
nently cured by taking Chamberlain's
J ablets and observing the plain
printed directions wilh each bottle
Returned Guardsmen Have Big
Variety of Pets Upon Exhibition
It la now a common thina to hrar iht
soldiers pnn-ttcf om of thrir Spanish on
tha vl torn. "BufnoH iIimh, senm , or
"Bunip tardus, Kpftrtr," la a finnmon 1
salutation, mean In r, irocd dn , sir." and
good evrnlng, air." j
I'pon I hMr n rrivtt the mrn wore bo - I
alegM with t cleft rums and trinpnonr1 alla
from all iarts of ihf mmI' Two mriwfti
Kr boys ddl h ru.ihlnR tuif Inr-sn inking
grams, whtl Ihf crowd of soMlcru thut lined
P to ino telephone booth rmcndrd for al
most a blnck
A hlarkanake five fct long I th- proud
possession of C. O Kkala. ook of I'nmpmi
II of Mndliion Thr replllr wits given a
home behind Iho company iook rangr
"Spte" money or Moxl''tui paper munev in
t a dlncount at the fort, no I wit hstn tiding
the Carraiijw Kovt-rnim ul will not a .-fr pi
erlran money Ht .-IK i' vhIii- See
thts." Cook R Mob1v. CmiipntM il. of Stun
rcmarkfil. display ttiK roll tola ;in
$;:S,60, "Worth rimllj 2 ot I -. In American
money." One aoldler ttmrf (hat he brought
back enough of t hi- mono to papr I he
Inside of hln father barn
Sergeant Han.s C ,,r.sn
Omaha, mourns hnr nua so
ment stole ht p--t covote.
trained for three months
T'rRetlra Hy vpr man ti
i ebony cane which was ma
i reiijriird haa
le durlni; nptare
Mint on thn border
Hamilton, bad :i ro I rhri.iiinnn ithiiHT.
Lieutenant t'oloiul H,ehr nml bis wife mul
Major H. K. KImsh-t wen lb- truest n of
honor. The company h.ul Christmas trfe,
from whb'h oi-h mem bet rr'el ed some
Carl WoiirH, local bnsWt ball rail, who
'did his Ml" with t'umpany d. .1. .-) Hint
hia orjtiiniKitlHui had no opposition in win
ning the ri-Bl mental basket bull honor.
All in u I cm. horses and wincnim were left
behind by the Kourtb rricinient. The only
horse that accompanied th train Colo
nel George A. Kbcrly'a private mount.
orfreant A. 1. Met Mil, Company A. ha;i
been admitted the. champion "buK hunter."'
The Borfteunt ban t he lari-xt roller! Inn nf
Texaa buns" In the ricffiietit. " " ab.o a
number of stuffed tna.ta anil lixardn.
Private O. 11. t-'a rir worth of t he same
company has for his pMw ln pnlsnnoun
mond rattlennukea. I used to Teen thein
live, froars," he tald. "but now that we arc
out of Teiaa 1 guess thai my pet will hve
to spend the winter without their favorite
Several Rlila almost falnled when they
Hasped their fm-oi thearts and found lhcn to
he wearlnjr live chametlnna on their breasts.
In on instance a young woman becam
Companies K. 1.. I and M have ben
namd the milk battalion becausa ihe tot
ters spell milk backward.
John Ottrph1, Company II. Wadinnn. has
a rat-coon for his mnsrot. The animal will
allow no member outside of himself to come
funeral Phil Hall of Iho Nebraska Na
tional Guard was on hand lo greet the
hnmeromlnff soldiers. With Ma lor Kalconer
ho has opened hia quarters in Ihe headquar-
Mob Victims in Twelve Months;
Fifty-Four Persons Were Lynched
Tuskcgee Ala., Jan. i Fifty-four
persons were lynched in the United
States in 1916, according to records
of Tuskegec Institute here, made
public today. Fifty of tlie victims were
negroes and four white persons and
included in tne record are three negro
women. Sixty-seven persons were
lynched in 1M1 5. thirteen of whom
were white men.
In a statement presenting the re
port, Robert R. Moton, president of
the institute, said:
"Fourteen, or more than one-fourth
of the total lynchings occurred in the
state of Georgia. Of those put to
death, forty-two, or 77 per cent of
the total, were charged with offenses
other than assault. The charges for
which whites were lynched were mur
der, three; suspected of cutting a
woman, one (this a Mexican).
"The charge for which negroes were
put to death were: Attempted assault,
9; killing officers of the law, 10; mur
der, 7; hog stealing and assisting an
other person to escape, 6; wounding
officers of the law, 4; assault, 3; insult,
2. For each of the following offenses
one person was put to death: Slap
ping boy, robbing store, brushing
against girl on street, assisting his
son accused of assault to escape, en
tering a house for robbery or some
other purpose, defending her son who
CREAM FOR CATARRH
OPENS UP NOSTRILS
Mb How To Ct Quick BeUrf
from Head-Colds. It1! Splendid U
i one .ntiiutc votir cloesred nos
trils will open, the air passages of
your head will rlear and you can
breathe freely. No more hawking,
snuffling, blowing, headache, dryness.
No struggling for breath at night;
your cold or catarrh will be gone.
Get a small bottle of Ely's Cream
Balm from your druggist now. Apply
a little of this fragrant, antiseptic,
healing cream in your nostrils. It
penetrates through every air passage
of the head, soothes the inflamed or
swollen mucous membrane and relief
It's just fine. Don't stay stuffed-up
with a cold or nasty catarrh Relief
comes so quickly. Advertisement.
pation. Owing to th
of ch o r i n e
watr acta loth an a Inxativ and
diuretic; thii watr ran he unfd as a
laxative or cathartic with astoniKhing
rpults, doing away with constipated
The funons Snlpfttt-Crjlnrine Mineral
Watr U deitwred In Omaha Id fl-
galloo jum. 11.50, &Oo refundad whm
jut is reiurnnd.
Brown Park Mineral Sorinn
2Jlh ini O 81. Smith Side Ptuwr Mouto SI 9
DR. J6HN A. NIEMANN,
Jtteopathic Physician in Charge.
TARPON SPRINGS, FLORIDA
Northern Coo king I
Every Southern Sport
C. P. BALDWIN. Mir.
tern hulMtnc nf th pe-at tn order to tW i
ovir thf Ouartt atlpr It haa been de-lVdrrml-1pi1
W i: KtM. m rAimnttl of thf supply
ronipuny frnni Winner, In hth tn th prtn
of hth fellow Pfficrrn. Upon K'lw rfoivd
tho uaW of Weeping truth ef nil the equip-
inont iidi-tl b the reflmoot. I
t'ompany K of Otoeola In not tr behind
when tl come to havtrR pet. The com
pany's mftwot Is a Tortil deer. I
'On mimilen ftr the slefperi arrived,
the refitment was ready to be underway
ti.-i-ordmB to I'olonel Hberly. The refthnetit 1
h.l everything pwrked up aeveral day be
fre tt departed, but hud to wait two dt
foi thr arrival of lh afceper
.lu.tt before lea Ing, irmy offirers mad
m determined attempt to nerure som tf
thr Nebraska ho to enlist In lh- reitiilarc
A mimhi-r f them did no. but moat of (horn
were s Iliad lo come buck that the number
Mas very ninutl.
When the Fourth regiment left fit.- Ihe t
border. Hid men ami fifty-two officer were
in the command. On Ma return there were
titifl men with fifty-(wo officers. The falling
iff .h attributed lo the. fact that the en
tlNltnents of many men ran oul and Ihev
did not care to try the service for three
additional ) nr
Guy IUiekle, 1o-a prtefighler, who east
his fnrruiies ith Company l. says, although
he didn't gel a ehanee tn fight any Mexi
cans, he certainly had n shot at Ihe "pngs '
nf rival regiments. Huckles s he took on
nit comera and never lost a bout. He claims
the border championship.
"Mex opalc" or In other words, .lust plain
sparkling atones picked from Ihe Hlo Orande i
river have been worked up by some of
the soldiers Into very appropriate gifts
The atones have a luatre similar lo opals !
and are .said to retain their brilliancy fur
sometime, after they havo ben polished.
As soon as thr cars had been unloaded '
and the Meeping iuarten for each of the .
companies prepared, all the men who desired !
were given permission to visit Omaha. The j
only restriction made was that Ihey must
bo back In ihe poat to answer revllle al j
Muring t heir Mx months' stay In Teias
ihe guardsmen had uot aeen any snow, not
even on a mountain. Upon their arrival here
Ih'ey were ao elated that snowballing proved
to be a popuU r past I mo.
Reforo the Kourth rflment left Tesaa j
the. men slept oul In the open as they had
packed tholr tenUs earlier In the evening.
Walter Jenkins, private. Company I of
Omaha, provided an early Chrlatmaa din
ner for hia mates when h shot a two-year-old
deer two days before Chrtatmu.
"la it true that you boy had only beans
and bacon all the time you were on the
border," a motherly woman with a big
banket of oranges aaked, John Gorman,
cook of Company P. "Yp lady," the cook
replied, "that's all we had." Whereupon
a number of companions and himself were
told to help thcmaelve from the basket.
Captain Irvln V. Todd, Company C of
Omaha. Is positive that hia men benefited
by their trip. "My mnn gained M0 pounds
from the time they left Lincoln to the
time they got bark to Omaha," be said.
in defense of bis mother killed a man,
fatally wounding a man with whom
he had quarreled, speaking against
mob in act of putting a man to death,
attacking a man and wife with club.
"Lynchings occurred in the follow
ing states: Alabama, 1; Arkansas, 4;
Florida, 8; Georgia, 14; Kansas, 1;
Kentucky, 2; Louisiana, 2; Missis
sippi, 1; Missouri, 1; North Carolina,
2; Oklahoma, 4; South Carolina, 2;
Tennessee, i; Texas 9."
IN FOURTH ARE ILL
iCentlMifid from rag One.)
been ordered not to allow their men
any unnecessary leaves of absence.
Army officers were hopehil that the
mustering out process would not be
delayed because ot the recent out
break of diphtheria. Vrevious to the
outbreak this afternoon. Colonel Kb
erly stated that all the men would
be able to leave the post by January
2. Just when the exact time of the
mustering out now depends upon the
condition and health of the rest of
Kamensky, Omaha Boy.
Paul Kamensky of the machine gun
company is an Omaha boy and was
a star athlete of C'reighlon college,
lie played center on the iVcightou
foot ball team ot 114 and 115 and
THE race ain't always to the
swift. Velvet is away ahead
of those quick-cured tobaccos
even if it does take two
years for its agein'. GrfrffrflQ
Relieve Your Liver
When your liver is out of order, your head, stomach,
bile ana bowels suffer with it That is why a bilious
attack is often serious. Ward it off with a few doses of
which gently arouse sluggish liver, and renew the icttritiei to
necessary to good health. They never produce any disagreeable
after-effects. Their prompt use Is beneficial to the system, and will
Prevent Bilious Attacks
Direction, ef Special Vihe to Women an with Every Bo
Sold by dniffitU throaf hoot the world. In bona, Ilk, 2Sa,
Lowest Rate ,
is the greatest gain in paid Want Ads ever
made by any Omaha paper. A gain more
than double the combined gain of the two
other Omaha papers.
When you want results and efficient service
at the lowest cost
Call Tyler 1000
You are as close to
The Bee Want Ad Department
as your phone is to you.
lW""mf)!l!!,WW!m"p' i'fln TP .KITH .
would have made the team again in
191t had he not gone to the border.
Kamensky was also a star basket ball
player, having been a member of the
Bellevue college five before entering
Crcighton college in 191 J.
The news that three of the soldiers
were taken down with diphtheria
spread rapidly about the post and
caused gloom among the men. They
were looking forward to the time
when they would be released from
federal duty and allowed to return
to their homes. Now they believe
that they might be kept at the fort
for an indefinite period.
Governor Pays Visit.
Governor Morchead paid his re
spects to the returned soldiers Tues
day morning. He inspected several
of the companies and complimented
the officers on the healthy appearance
of the men. On his (our of inspec
tion he was accompanied by Colonel
Khcrty, General Phil Hall and a num
ber of other officers. The governor
left for Lincoln in the afternoon.
VOU want smooth
A tobacco, of course.
Then, listen! Velvet is
taade smooth in the only"
way it can really be done.
comes from two years'
ow you see why
it s your turn to try
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