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VOL. XLVI NO. 240.
OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 1917.
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SINGLE COPY TWO CENTS.
FRENCH GAIN III
THEIR BIG DRIVE
ON SUUENTIN
Paris War Office Reports Ad
ditional Progress in Move
Against Strongly De
fended Town.
BERLIN ADMITS RETREAT
German Official Statement
Says Rear Guards Fall Back
According to Order.
FIGHTING ON NEAR VERDUN
Paris, March 25. Further progress
was made last night by the French
toward St. Quentin, from north of
Grand Seraucourt, as well as on the
east bank of the Aillette. south of
Chauny and north of Soissons, the
war office announced today.
In the Verdun region the trench
captured parts of German trenches in
the Malancourt wood sector and re
pulsed a German attack near Apre
mont. German Losses Heavy.
Another important advance has
been made by the French in their
movement against the strongly de
fended town of St. Quentin, the war
office reporting tonight that the posi
tion embracing Castres and Essigny-Le-Grand,
extending over a front of
about two and one-half miles, has
been taken. N
Heavy fighting has been in progress
in various sectors and the French re
port large German losses.
Teutons Fall Back.
Berlin (Via Wireless to Sayville),
March 25. German rear guards en
gaged with hostile forces near Beau
inetz and RoiscI and east of the Cro
zat canal on the front in northern
France have fallen back, according to
orders, after inflicting losses, army
headquarters announced today. A
French attack near Vregliy, northeast
of Soissons, was repulsed.
The British and French lost seven
,ccn airplanes, the statement report.
,
Samaritan Gets
Short End of the !
Deal in Omaha!
J. M. Aaldrup of Watertown. S. 15..
formerly of Fremont, who was held
by the Omaha police for a short tinne
in connection with the robbery of a
man named Rrcnnan, furnishes a
satisfactory explanation of his acts.
Aaldrup jiM:)Hiha fofc-tli pur-J
pose ot employing a man who had
formerly worked for him. This man
had been concerned in the incident at
the roadhouse, and was leaving town.
He asked Aaldrup to carry word to
his wife as to his whereabouts. This
Aaldrup agreed to do,- and on going
to the home of his former employe,
He learned that the victim of the rob
bery had agreed not to push the case
if his money and other valuables were
returned. On learning this, Mr.
ahlrup went with the woman to the
home of another, where the property
vas recovered, and with the two
women lie went to the 1'axton hotel,
where he expected to meet the po
lice and give over the property. Here
the viclini of Ihc robbery denounced
him and he was arrested. On explana
tions forthcoming, however, he was
dismissed, as the victim of a misunder
standing. The women who went with
Aaldrup were not the ones concerned
in the robbcrv.
Retirement of Grand Duke
Nicholas Now Confirmed
London. March 25. The retirement
of (irand Duke Nicholas from his post
as commander-in-chief of the Russian
armiei is officially confirmed, accord
ing to a Reutcr dispatch from Petro
grad. rending the appointment of a
successor, the dispatch adds, General
XI. X. Alcxietf, chief of the general
staff, will act as commander-in-chief.
The rention of the grand duke as
conimandcr-in-chief was considered
undesirable by the Russian minister
of war because of Grand Duke Nicho
las' connection with the Romanoff
dynastv.
Ex-Governor Eberhart
Talks on "Enforced Peace"
Kx-Governor Eberhart of Minne
sota, is to speak on "The World Prob
lem of Enforced Peace," at the public
affairs luncheon, Friday noon, March
.10. Governor Eberhart was a
Nebraska "cowboy," when he was but
II years old. He was not a "cow
. boy" of the type who shot the lights
out in frontier towns in the early
lays, but he was a "cowboy" in the
ense that he got a job herding cat-
The Weather
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Comparative lioml Rwort.
1917. 1916. ltlB. 1914.
llghcpt yesterday.. . . 5S 36 H Gfi
l.nvett yralerrtt-y. ... 3 31 24 U
M'-an temperature. .. . 4fi 34 0 48
I'PH-Ipl tat lull Oft .20 .03
IVnippmture and precipitation departures
f.'om th normal :
Normnl tmpurnture 41
KxrfHH for thr tiny 6
To tul i-x.'et bUwv March 1. 40
No mi a I precipltHtlon "f In h
TtBi-tncy for th: day OS Inrti
TotiJ rainfall it lure Mnrch 1.... 1.29 inrh.-s
Kxcchn allies Starch 1 .27 Inch
Dcilctcncy for cor. period, 1H. .61 Inch
Lxvcc lor for period. 1916 5 tncj
"BONE DRY" BILL
DP FORJECISION
Change in Sentiment Promises
CIpse Fight Over Radical
Features of Measure.
"SEARCH"
NOT LIKED
(Prom a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, March 25. (Special.)
The coming week will settle the
proposition of just how dry Nebraska
is to be.
The bill backed by the dry people,
which passed the house with only
three dissenting votes, has been on
the griddle in the senate since that
time. Last week a day was set for its
consideration, but a bunch of amend
ments sprung by the so-called liberals
had the effect of putting it over until
Tuesday.
Change of Sentiment.
A change in sentiment since the bill
passed the house is apparent. The
"bone dry" features are not liked by
many and the apparent effort to place
the law enforcement machinery of the
state in rrivate hands and the right
of unlimited search of private prop
erty has worked against the bill.
The dry plea that Governor Neville
is in hearty sympathy with all the re
quirements of the bill is denied. In
fact it is given out on trustworthy
authority that Governor Neville op
posed certain features of the bill be
fore the committee. It is said that lie
is for a dry bill, but opposes giving
the private individual the right to
force the searching of another's prem
ises without taking some responsi
bility himself.
Pressure on Democrats.
Local dry papers are attempting to
force democratic members on the
strength of the plank in the demo
cratic platform pledging the enact
ment of a law in conformity with the
vote of the people qn the dry amend
ment. While admitting that the demo
cratic platform pledged a dry law,
some of the democratic members in
sist the present "bone dry" bill is not
at all what the people voted for and
as proof use the arguments put out
officially through the secretary of
state by the dry people as to what
nip amennmrnt rfrfiiv uitram. i .kc ,
of (hat document- paragraph 3. reads
! as follows: "This amendment does
not in any way infringe upon the
rights of the individual. The right to
sell and manufacture liquor should be
prohibited, but its personal use should
be left to the discretion of the indi
vidual." Beyond Real Issue, He Says.
One very prominent democratic of
ficial said this morning he believed
that if the proposition of a "bone dry"
bill nad been suomittea it wouia nave j
been defeated. He looks upon the
attempt to" put Qver the present bill
as one which is ot In accord'wlth
the wishes of the people and utterly
beyond the real issue
A leading member of the legislature
said yesterday that while he was al
ways willi.g and anxious to carry out
every platform pledge of the demo
cratic party, he did not consider that
he was held to vote for a "bone dry"
bill when the proposition upon which
the people voted was not a bone dry
bill, but one which would close up
the saloons.
Both Sides Claim Victory.
"The initiative and referendum law
was enacted for the very purpose of
giving the people a chance to instruct
the legislature as to their desires and
it was not to be expected that the
members elected would pass any
other law than that proposed in the
amendment," said he, "and for the life
of me I can't see how a democrat
elected on a platform pledging the
candidates to enact a law covering
the proposed amendment have any
right to vote an other kind of a law
than the one the people voted for."
However, it looks as though the
fight would be interesting for it takes
seventeen votes to carry the bill and
both sides are claiming that number.
Both sides, in particular, claim Sena
tor Albert, the drys claiming he s
pledged by the vote of his district,
which went dry by some 800 majority,
while the "wets" contend this ma-i
jority cast was not for the kind of
measure under consideration, but for
the Rind covered bv the amendments
to be considered Tuesday.
Army Balloon Makes
Mile a Minute for
One Hundred Miles
A mile minute for 100 miles was
the record established yesterday
afternoon by Expert Pilot Leo Stev
ens and four army officers taking
aeronautic instructions at Fort
Omaha, in a flight in one of the gov
ernment's free balloons.
Pilot Stevens and the four officers
landed seven miles from. Macksburg,
la., a little town about twenty miles
northeast of Creston. The distance
is a little over 100 miles. They were
in the air one hour and forty minutes,
which makes the average speed of
the aircraft for the trip a mile a min
ute. The officers who accompanied Pilot
Stevens s passengers were Captains
Prentice, Xluller and McElgin and
Lieutenant Davidson.
Alleged Boy Forger Is
Arrested in Washington
Broken Bow, Neb., March 25
(Special.) Jesse E. Weigle, the 17-year-old
boy who is wanted here on
charges of forgery and who disap
peared immediately after the alleged
offenses were committed, has been.
located at Chehalis, Wash., and Sher
iff Wilson, armed with a requisition,
has gone to bring him back Weigle's
alleged operations occurred during
the last part of January, when sev
eral merchants in the city cashed
worthless checks for him and gave
him merchandise amounting to near
ly one hundred dollars. The sheriff
located the young man by means of I
a letter sent to relatives here, j
PEOPLE STANDING
ON BRIDGE FLONG
TO DEATH BELOW
Three Persons Killed When Ice
Gorge Sweeps Out Span Over
the Keya Paha River in
Northern Nebraska.
ANOTHER PERHAPS DYING
Crowd Watching the Jamm
Waters Dashed Into Depths
as Support Torn Away.
SUBSIDING AT NORFOLK
Three people were killed and sev
eral injured, one probably fatally.
when the bridge that spans the Keya
Paha river at Brocksburg, Neb., in
Keya Paha county, 150 miles north
west of Norfolk, was swept asunder
by an ice gorge at 6:30 Sunday
night, according to a telephone mes
sage from Brocksburg,
While forty people, residents of
Brocksburg and farmers from near,
there were standing on the bridge
watching the rushing ice gorge pass
through beneath, the, structure col
lapsed in the center. The entire as
semblage was spilled into , the rush
ing ice and water.
Two Instantly Killed.
Two were killed instantly
drowning, the third died of his
juries, several were seriously in
jured. The dead:
MRS. WAKEFIELD. Brockbur. Neb.',
agel 7(1.
SVLVIA WALES. Gregory, 8. D.. agca IS.
JL'DSON STEWART, farmer near BrocKS
burg, aged 46.
Mrs. Arnold Hudson was seriously
injured and may die.
Men, women and children were
thrown without warning into the
rushing water. Great pieces of ice
swept in a dangerous channel and
many clinging to portions of the
bridge were painfully mangled by tiie
cutting ice. The three who were
killed were standing on the spot
where the break in the structure oc-
cured.
Mrs. Wakefield and Sylvia Wales
were standing next each other. They
went down together. Judson Stewart
was caught in the rafters ot the
broken ends. He suffered a broken
back and after being rescued died
two hours later on shore.
Homes Turned Hospitals.
Brocksburg, a village of seventy-
five persons, was in an uproar.
Hnmpi nn ll,i rtntcl.-ir( c wprp trane.
formed into hospital stations. Mrs.
Hudson, at whose home Miss Wales
J was., .visiting,.. was .. remover, to iteri
home, where she is being cared for.
Little hope tor her recovery is felt.
The bridge was one of the two
structures still left standing by the
flood. The Mills bridge in the same
district, crossing the Keya Paha
river, is the only bridge standing. The
ice gorge is expected to sweep this
one, too.
The bodies of Mrs. Wakefield and
Sylvia Wales -have not been recov
ered. The Keya Taha is a branch of
the Niobrara river.
Reports from Norfolk last night
say the water has subsided a foot and
further relief from the floor situation
is expected..
State Officials
Are Worried Over
Supervision Bill
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., March 25. (Spe
cial.) State officials :ire wondering
where they will be at if H. R. No.
614, which has passed the house and
now on the sifting file in the senate
becomes a law.
The bill gives the state treasurer
authority to supervise the collection
of all funds in every department of
the state.
According to state officials, this
means that no state officer or clerk
under them will be permitted to re
ceive money for the state and that it
will necessitate the state treasurer ap
pointing a representative or deputy
in every department of the state
where there is money to be received.
One official this morning was con
siderably agitated over the matter.
He said that he did not propose to
have the state treasurer appoint any
member of his office force to repre
sent the state treasurer's office and
receive money coming into his de
partment. "I put up a heavy bond
myself as a protection to the state
and I don't propose to allow any
other official to say who shall receive
the money coming into my depart
ment and account for it."
The bill was introduced by the
finance ways and means committee of
the house and is said to have the
backing of State Treasurer Hall.
Boy Five Years of
Age Suffers Wound,
, But Holds "Fort"
James Torkas, 5 years old, 607
South Thirteenth street, has a bad cut
in his forehead besides a severe scalp
laceration, but he didn't give up the
fort.
With a bunch of boys he was play
ing "soldier" on a pile of bricks at
Thirteenth and Jackson streets. The
pile had been made in a fort and
James was captain. While he was try
ing to eject an enemy, he fell from
the top, receiving the above injuries.
He was attended by Dr. Shook.
W. H. Hamilton, 1710 Jackson
street, a driver for the American
Transfer company smashed the little
finger of his left hand while attempt
ing to unload a large barrel from his
wagon in Uie rear of 1110 Douglas
street,
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HEAR OF WORK OF
AMERICAN ARMY
Young Men Attending Platts
burg Training Camp Last
Year Have Banquet.
COLONEL BINGHAM SPEAKS
Fifteen young men, all ready to
answer the president's first call to
arms, heard army officers tell of the
work of the regular United States
army Saturday night at the Hotel
Loyal,,The occasion was 4he first (
to-gethef meeting and banquet of
Omaha young men, who had attened
the Plattsburg military training camp
in New York last summer.
"The young men of today do not
realize the exceptional opportunities
in the army," Colonel Gonzales
Bingham, head of the quartermaster's
department here, said. "There are
thousands of positions now, open,
which the army must fill and which
pay better than do the ordinary "po
sitions in civil life."
Chandler Talks.
Major De Forest Chandler, com
mandant of Fort Omaha, told of the
work of the signal corps.
ronowing tne talks tne .following
committee was appointed tovlook into
the matter, with a view to studying
and later taking examinations that
might fit them for the army: Taylor
beiclier, Uib' lJotter and Mr.
Frazer.
General G. II. Harries was on the
program, but was called to Washing
ton by military business.
Is Against Using
Army Building for
The Farm Loan Bank
Officers of the Omah- Federal
Farm Loan bank have asked permis
sion of the War department to have
the bank located in the army build
ing, Fifteenth and Dodge streets.
Colonel Bingham, head of the quar
termasters department here and cus
todian of the building received a let
ter from the War department for his
recommendation as to such a move.
"I certainly will not recommend
'it," the colonel said. "There are
many buildings in the city more
favorable whose owners would wel
come the bank. The army building
is for army purposes."
Attorney Prince Given
Judgment for $1,000
Grand Island, Neb., March 25.
Inrrial."! Tlip iiirw in tli r.c nf
w! A. Prince against the Southern
Surety company, Harm Shank, Tom
Dwyer and Frank Shank of Silver
Creek, in which case damages in the
amount of $5,000 were asked for as
the result of an assault on Mr. Prince
at Silver Creek in September last,
awarded a sum of $1,000 damages
against the defendants alike. The
case was quite a sensational one, the
assault being alleged to be in reprtsal
against Attorney Prince for his par
ticipation in a prosecution some years
ago as the result of which Harm
Shank was sentenced to the peni
tentiary on the charge of arson. The
testimony in the case reviewed in a
general way the assault, which took
place in front of Shank's saloon, and
disclosed in the rebuttal examination
an alleged attempt at bribing the jury. V
frank 1. ulson, a business man ol this
city, who was acquainted with Shank,
testified under the objections of the
defendants, that Shank had come to
him some time in October, related to
him that he was "in bad" n ccount
of the Prince deal: that Olson could
do' him a favor by fixing the jury, and
that Olson declined, and revealed the
i attempt to Mr. Prince.
"Bone Dry" Advocates
Champion Amendments
Advocales of the "bone dry" phase
of prohibition, will leave Omaha at
8:20 o'clock Tuesday morning for
Lincoln to appear before the senate
in the interest of the amendments to
the dry bill they are championing.
READY RIGHT NOW
TO FIGHT GERMANY
Pastor Clark of First Congre
gational Church Delivers a
, , r, Real JVat Sermon.
DEFINES HIS POSITION
Probability of war involving (lie
United States was prominently men
tioned in many churches of Greater
Omaha Sunday, mostly in prayers by
the ministers. One pastor, however,
Rev. Fred J. Clark of the First Con
gregational church, delivered a ser
mon on the subject and came out
openly in favor of war with Germany.
Wliy We Must Mgnt uermany
was Rev. Mr. Clark's theme at the
morning service, and he did not hesi
tate to declare his opinion that peace
talk should give way to war.
"I think the time has come when it
is absolutely, imperative that we
fight Germany," Rev. Mr. Clark told
his church members. "The time has
come when patience is cowardice and
to hold back is to sacrifice our prin
ciples. "We are facing a great crisis to
day, and we need a man to lead us
who is awakened, aroused and in
flamed with the spirit of Americanism
and America. The people should be
come conscious of the situation.
President Wilson should become in
flamed with his responsibility as our
leader in this crisis. We all should
realize what is at stake, and with the
courage of our convictions we should
hght Germany without compromise.
Wyoming Oil Production
Is Increasing Rapidly
Cheyenne, Wyo.. March 25. (Spe
cial.) Wyoming oil producers will
be required to pay taxes on a valua
tion of 85 cents a barrel for their pro
duction during 1916. as against a
valuation of 60 cents a barrel on their
production during the preceding year,
as the result of an order issued by the
State Board of F.qualization. The
order shows that there was reported
to the board a production during 191b
of 6,199,717 barrels, valued for tax
ation at '$5,269,759.45. In 1915 the
production reported for taxation was
4,212,374 barrels and the taxable value
$2,527,424.40.
Carry War to Germany, Is
Plea of Colonel Roosevelt
Jacksonville, Fla., March 25.
Theodore Roosevelt, in an address
here today, said he would have a
division of American soldiers in the
trenches of France, within four or
five months if given permission by the
government.
The statement was made just after
the band played "Dixie" and Colonel
Roosevelt had remarked, "I would
like to hear that tun against Von
Hindenburg's line in France."
The colonel said the United States
should carry the war to Germany. He
pleaded for universal
training.
military j
Colonel Roosevelt departed today
for Fort Meyer to hunt devil lish.
Colonel W. A. Morgan, Once
G. A. R. Commander, Is Dead
Hutchinson, Kan., March 25. Colo
nel William A. Mogan, Kansas pio
neer and editor, former commander
of the Grand Army of the Republic
and the father of Lieutenant Governor
W. Y. Morgan, was stricken with apo
plexy here this afternoon and died
this evening. He was born March
6, 1841, in. Ireland.
GERMANS THREATEN
DRIVE ONPETROGRAD
Massing Great Bodies of
Troops Along Northern Front
to Move Against Capital.
RUSSIANS TOLD OF DANGER
Petrograd, Saturday, March 24 (Via
London, March 25, Delayed.) From
internal troubles and the problems of
reconstruction the attention of Rus
sia has suddenly been diverted to a
; new dangcrtthicn thearens froirf with
out. There now js indisputable evi
dence that the Germans are massing
gteat numbers of troops along the
northern front ready for, an effort
against Russia's capital.
The country has been appraised of
the new menace by a scries of procla
mations from its ministers.
Wasjiington, March 25. Transfer
of the Russian capital from PetrO'
grad to its ancient site at Moscow is
regarded as highly probable m en-
tenle circles here which have kept
closely advised regarding the situa
tion in Russia. The belief is founded
upon reports that 1 ctrograd is
swarming with spies; that it is strong
ly under the influence of the pro-Gcr
man elements; that the real seat of
reform for the present triumph is in
Moscow, and that such a change
would appeal strongly to the people.
Moscow is regarded as much more
secure against a drive by the Ger
man army, which is believed to be
impending.
Kearney Objects to
Poor Mail Service
Kearney, Neb., March 25. (Spe
cial.) Kearney has fallen in line
with other cities of Nebraska in
making a protest against the recent
changes enforced by fhe postrhaster
general. The service locally feels the
changes, which hit hard in a number
ef places. The Bmlington morning
special mail coach has been taken oil
the run and the mail clerk transferred,
only a pouch service being given now.
On the Kearney-Stapleton branch
line two men are asked to do the
work three formerly performed.
Some mail matter coming from the
cast is three and four days behind
time, including eastern papers, this
being explained by the postmaster as
being due to time hit at the terminal
distributing centers. A general voice
of disapproval is going up and it is
possible that a formal protest may be
made to the department.
Hyphenate Out of" Luck
With Argument in Benson
A war argument started out in the
Benson district of Omaha Saturday
night.
A hyphenate exclaimed that Presi
dent Wilson was good but he didn't
know what for.
A loyal American showed him. He
punched him in the jaw, knocking
him to the gutter. , '
"Help," yelled the advocate of
kaiscrism.
A policeman came. He heard what
it was all about.. "He did not give
you enough. I guess I'll lock you
up," he decided, picking the hyphenate
mi anrf lAtirtiticr liitvt tft iiir-iii (rim
crow j 0 angry citizens gathered by
the loud arguments ot the German
American whose loyalty was for Ger
many. ! Vaccination War Leaders
Form Improvement Club
Citizens of the North Side who
have led in the fight in the vaccina
tion war, meet Monday evening at 8
o'clock at the Prairie Park club
rooms, according to announcement of
C. W. Fields last evening. The ses
sion v i!l be held for the organization
of a permanent improvement club.
CALLS FOURTEEN
GUARD REGIMENTS
INTO IU SERVICE
War Department Summoas
Them Into Federal Ranks
for Purposes of Police ,
Protection, it Is Said. .
FOUR MILITARY DIVISIONS.
A
Country Will Be Split Up Into
six instead ox x our .
Army Zones.
NAVY POWER INCREASED
Washington, March 25. Calling
into the federal service of fourteeu
regiments of the National Guard for
police protection purpose was in
nounced today by the War depart'
tnenr.
The department issued this state
ment:
"Many states have deemed it advis
able to call out the National Guard
for police purposes of protection. As
the necessity for such steps arises
from issues which are more national
than local, it has been deemed ad
visable by the president to call into
federal service for the above men
tioned purpose the following organ
izations of the National Guard:
The Fourteen Regiments.
"Massachusetts, Second and Ninth
regiments.
"Pennsylvania, First and Third
regiments.
"Maryland, Fourth regiment.
"District of Columbia, First' sep
arate battalion.
"Virginia, Second regiment.
"Vermont, B company, First regi
ment. "Connecticut, First regiment.
"New York, Second and Seventy
first regiments.
"New Jersey, First and Fifth regi
ments. "Delaware, First battalion, First
regiment.
i"Thc following organizations which
are. now in the federal service will
not be mustered out:
Thirteenth Pennsylvania, A and B
companies of. the First Georgia.
Naval Strength Increased.
President Wilson has signed ait
order authorizing the increase of the
navy to 87,000 men from the present,
authorized strength of 74,500. He
took the step on the recommendation
of Secretary Daniels under authority
granted by congress in case of a "na
tional emergency." The present
actual strength of the navy is 62,000
men. The additional men will be
used to man the reserve ships.
Division l the United. States into
six instead of the existing four mili
tary departments was announced by
the Var department today. The two
new departments are the northeast
ern, comprising the New England
states and the southeastern, compris
ing the states in the old south.
Transfer of Commanders.
Major General Wood is transferred
from the department of the east to
the new southeastern department;
Major General J. Franklin Bell from
the western denartment tet the east
ern department; Major General Hun
ter 1. Liggett trom tne rhiiipptnes
to the western department, and
Brigadier General Clarence R. Ed
wards from the canal zone to the
northeastern department. Major Gen
eral Barry of the central department
and Major General Pershing of the
southern department remain in their
commands.
The changes were outlined by the
department, in the following state
ment: 'To facilitate decentralization of
command the United States is divid
ed iutd six military departments in
place of the tour now existing, tne
new organizations become effective
May 1 and comprise the following'.
Northeastern department.
'A Northeastern department to
embrace Maine, New Hampshire, Ver
mont. Massachusetts. Khode Island.
and Connecticut. Headquarters at
Boston.
B Eastern department: New
York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania,
(Continued on Paga Two, Colnmn One.)
Thief Makes Haul at Places
On North Twentieth Street
Some thief with a mania for steal
ing postage stamps is worrying mer
chants of North Twentieth street.
Some time Saturday night he broke
into N. Brodsky's store, 2002 North
Twentieth street, and passed up valu
able loot to take $2 worth of postage
stamps. In the drug store at Twen
tieth and Grace streets, he stole about
a dollar's worth of stamps. He gained
entrance to both places by forcing
locks on the front doors.
A burelar entered the home of W.
F. Conklin, 1714 North Twenty-sixth
street, and 'got a watch and some
cash. A thief broke a side window
in the store of W. B. Behoon, 2637
Franklin street, and stole flour, but
ter, cigars and a small amount of
money. P. Nelson's place at 2011
North Twentieth street was rifled of
250 pennies.
Miss Suber Is Held Up and
Robbed by Young Bandit
A boy bandit with a white handker
chief tied over his face flashed a
nickel-plated revolver in the face of
Miss Florence Suber, 2509 Pinkney
streets, as she waa going home Sat
urday night about 11 o'clock. The
holduo was staged near Twenty-fifth
and Pinkney streets, almost in front
of Miss, Suber a home.
Miss Suber said that the bandit was
not more than 18 or 19 years old. She
got a glance at a beardless chin when
the wind Llew the handkerchiet-masie
away frtm his face. He wore a gray
cap and a gray overcoat, shreported
to tne police, ine ooy got ner purse.,
which contained $2 and a string ot'
beads. - .