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The Omaha Daily Bee Use the telephone for BEE WANT-ADS Telephone Tyler 1000 Easiest Way THE WEATHER Cloudy; Unsettled VOL. XLVI NO. 240. OMAHA, MONDAY MORNING, MARCH 26, 1917. On Train., tt Hvtali. News Standi. Eto., to. 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 U Hour. Deg. c3 'a. m SI r ft a. m 38 la. m 39 T 10 a. m 1 yr 11 a. m 47 E 1 p. m IIJ Di p. m S6 4 p. in SI :Asas s: ".::::.::::::: 1 p. HI 1 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, "For He's a Jolly Good Fellow!" ..,-..., m -in, ., ... - l t5U-R$ i I Cone Ybu PW 111 5uK ) V 5liVN J ' , 7 jf jrA- A WORTHLESS r' IfT A CfMP GAME COUAINtfWR. K VT r-T ... "TV JT cone, on . ( Ntve.R nirw n T BS THIS CIR LETS TflKt j e Jy y j WHAT'S A DOLLAR cR.- fe wrieN You can SMlMo v rj ' SO J. COuPLE op fcaU-ARS jj : : -v ' I li Jam-jx tiff ( WX on ThaT SemwTt The children HfetD CAN l CHECK SWF -PUT IT " S& p( HM "-W i K M Wr Some I 2 J? -MT4 cL 1 tziA i-Sl m 'm a- j?z m w wjmm& 'L 'ten Jm waiter's wwmin -s' 1 tul '::,"' sr rione- h -'. ir S7v -c-. i -i i 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. - .