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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, KIT.
OMAHA BOY FIGHTS
IH BRITISH ARMY
Adopted Son of Mrs. J. 0. Wil
loughby Writes of Thrill
' GERMANS ABE POOR SHOTS
Mrs. J. Griffin Willoughby, Harley
hotel, is one of The Bee's most eager
readers of the war news. Naturally
enough, too, for her nephew, Emmett
J. Crane, 18, formerly of Omaha, who
is also her god-son and adopted son,
is now in the trenches on the French
front, fighting for all he is worth to
beat the kaiser.
Every allied advance recorded re
cently on that front has brought a
big thrill of joy and pride to Mrs.
Willoughby. It means to her not only
another step toward victory for
democracy over autocracy, but also
more heroism and sacrifice by her
nephew and the other brave lads who
went with him from Canada to fight
Wounded in Leg.
"He was severely wounded in one
eg last summer," says Mrs. Willough
by, "and for a long time was in the
County of London war hospital at
Epsom, England. But he recovered,
and went right back to the French
front I haven't heard from his since
last November, almost six months
ago, but I believe he is still fight
ing, or they would have told me."
Young Crane lived in Omaha dur
ing his twelfth, thirteenth and four
teenth years. Mrs. Willoughby sent
him to a private school here. One
cummer they lived at Lake Manawa
at Victor White's cottage. He has a
number of boy friends here who
anxiously are waiting for word from
Tell Thrilling Tales.
In censored letters to Mrs. Will
oughby he has told intensely interest
ing experiences he had in the trenches
before he was wounded. He said the
German artillery men were "bum
shots" and that he had lots of fun
watching "Fritz's lead" and shrapnel
and shells go singing over his trench.
Bursting shrapnel injured him ac
cidentally. He is an expert rifleman
and joined the Second battalion of
Canadians that joined the British ex
peditionary force after reaching Lon
don. Crane originally enlisted at Edmon
ton while attending St John's college
there. But when he reached England
he was so eager to go to the front
that he transferred to the British
forces instead of remaining with the
"The boys in the trenches are op
timists," he has written to Mrs, Wil
toughby. "We take everything with
hope and good cheer, because we
know our cause is right and will win."
A friend of Mrs. Willoughby, Lieu
tenant Colonel Harvey Hearn of Sas
katoon, frequently told her while in
Canada that he hoped the United
States would get actively into the war
and help the allies beat the kaiser.
He recruited a battalion of 1,000 men
himself before going to the French
front . '
PARTY AERIVE IN
CAPITAL AT NOON
(OMtlsnaA fra Pace Oat.)
PRETTY MISS SAYS
SHE'S VICTIM OF PLOT
Cora A. Dunn, Arrested and
Held as Fugitive, Makes
Claim to Big Estate.
RECENTLY IN MOVIES
ha became a student in the great
French military school, the Ecole
Polytechnkrae. The Franco-Prussian
war in 1870 found him a sub
lieutenant in the artillery defending a
Paris fort After the war he de
voted tome time to engineering works
and these carried him into Indo China,
Tonquin, Formosa and Africa. In the
iimbuctoo be led a charge which
gained him a lieutenant colonelcy
and the Legion of Honor distinc
tion. . His thoroueh master? of mili
tary science brought him rapid pro
motion and in 1911 he was vice presi
dent of the superior war council, chief
of the general staff and practically
head of the army. In that caoacitr
he pushed the 1913 law for three
years military service, which Is now
conceded to nave been the salvation
Dean of French Navy,
Vice Admiral Chocheorat la dean
of the French vice admirals and has
a rank as high as can be obtained
in the French navy, aa there is no
admiral He is a practical sailor with
a most intimate knowledge of naval
construction and ordnance and it is
said he knows as much of submarine
warfare aa any man in the. French
marquis fierre de Uiambrun, a
member ot the Chamber of Deputies,
is a grandson of Lafavette. of revolu.
tionary fame. He was born in Paris
June 11, 1865. He is considered a
notable authority on foreign affairs.
. Inspector of Finances. '
M. Simon, inspector of finances,
has an enviable reputation in France
' as an authority on finance. For a Inn if
time he was stationed in Mexico try
ing to adjust the extensive financial
interests of French . citizens there. He
is well known in financial circles in
the United States. M. Hovelacaue. in
spector of public instruction, is widely
miuwii iu cuutiiiiuuKi circles in nmer
: ica. He has paid more than ten visits
o the United States, the last only a
'ear ago, making special study of
Surgeon Major Dreyfus is not the
amous Major Dreyfus whose casc
'.early disrupted the French army a
iecade ago. He was a private prac
:icing physician at the beginning of
the war when called into military
lervice and attached closely to the
erson of General Joffre.
. Italian Mission Coming.
Rome, April 24. (Via Paris.) The
luke of the Abruzzi, cousin of King
Victor Emmanuel, will head an Ital
ian mission to the United States, it
Norse Nations Need Food.
London, April 24. The forthcom
ing visit to Washington of Herman
de Lagercrantz, formerly Swedish
: minister to the United States, it is
; said, probably will be followed by
the sending to America of a commis-
lion composed of representatives of
Sweden, Norway and Denmark for
the purpose of making the fullest pos
sible arrangements for the importa'
tion of foodstuffs and other mate
rials of which these, countries are
in urgent need.
Miss cora A. Dunn, "millionless
millionairess," whom Detective
Psznawoski arrested Tuesday as a
fugitive from justice, says her mother
is one of the heiresses of the Chauner
estate of $40,000,000, which is tied up
by litigation in the courts of Lon
The pretty prisoner, who is a
charming conversationalist, admitted
that she has been on the stage. Her
most recent work, she said, was as
a motion picture acress, when she
played in an Ince Triangle play, en
titled, "The Chase." He hobbies are
china-painting and music.
"I never stole anything," said Miss
Dunn, with a defiant toss of her head.
"I am just the victim of a conspiracy
among my dead father's enemies. I
know my ground and I will fight."
Wanted In Idaho.
A telegram from Twin Falls, Idaho,
informed local police tha Miss Dunn
was wanted there to answer to a
charge of obtaining' money by false
"I suppose," said the young woman,
after she had been brought to the sta
tion from the home of her sister, Mrs.
Nannie Dunn, Rex hotel, "that they
want me for in Idaho, is because I,
as administratix of my father's estate,
cashed a $500 check at Twin Falls
recently. The check was drawn on a
bank in St. Joseph, Mo., and there
was nothing irregular about my act.
There was enough money in the bank
to cover the check."
Her father, Miss Dunn says, was a
doctor in Byron, Neb. He died five
years ago. She has a brother in Heb
"it has been awful since dad died,"
said the prisoner. "I believe now that
1 was appointed administratix of the
estate just because I was so young.
I was only 21 years old, and folks
thought perhaps they could pull the
wool over my eyes. But I believe
they will find they are mistaken. I
have sought the advice of six lawyers
and I am sure that the course I have
pursued is within legal bounds."
Saya Judge la Relative.
Miss Dunn says Judge Johnson of
Kansas City is her uncle and Mrs.
Walter Boyd of Des Moines her sec
'Judge Johnson is one of the heirs
with my mother of the Chauner es
tate of $40,000,000, which is tied up
by litigation in London courts."
"What is your chance of getting a
settlement of that estate ?" Miss Dunn
"Well. I don t know, she replied.
"I came to Omaha on Friday, the
13th. and things have not gone right
with me since. But if I get that money
I'll give each of you a million apiece."
Miss Dunn left the Kex hotel Satur
day night, just twenty minutes before
sergeant Kussell and his morals
quad raided t.
Mv sister had a dream that the
place was going to be raided," said
Miss Dunn, "and she insisted that I
get out of there. She ordered a taxi
cab and I spent the night with a
inena in v.aiuornia sireci.
'What are you going to do when
you get to Twin Falls?" she was
Asserts Other Responsible.
'Fight she snapped. "My bonds
man is responsible for any defalca
tion, it there is any. I hen he can
sue me for misappropriating the
funds of the estate if he dares."
'Then you admit that you got $500
on check, which you signed as administratrix?"
"Yes.'' she replied. "The check was
good, and I have the. money and I
am going to keep it despite any
threats of penitentiary or asylum or
any other torture."
Miss Dunn demurred when asked
to pose for a newspaper photographer.
"I am so thin after my recent
operation," she said, "that really I'm
afraid my picture would be an impo
sition on your readers. But if you in
sist" The picture was snapped.
Eleven in One Hundred
Own Government Bonds
The American people need to be
educated to the purchasing of govern
ment bonds if the big war loan is to
be floated, according to a booklet just
sent out by the guaranty 1 rust com
pany of New York to the trust com
panies and banks throughout the
"In the United States not one per
son in 500 owns a government bond.'
the booklet points out, "while in both
France and England eleven persons in
every 100 have helped individually to
finance those countries in performing
their part in the present war.
"America must enlist its wealth as
well as its manhood. Money must
be mobilized for the war. It is neces
sary to recruit the nation's resources
for the $7,000,000,000 government war
RECRUIT BALKS AT
Applicant for Flying Corps De
cides He'd Bather Join
Many Want to Till Soil
Along Railroad Tracks
The movement upon the part of
the railroads to turn the vacant land
along the right-of-way over to oar
ties who have a desire to cultivate it
has started to bear fruit.
Though the notices inviting appli
cations for land along the ritht-of.
way went out only a couple of days
ago, the union t'acitic has had ap
plication from 134 people, the Bur
lington 98 and the Northwestern
7b. The tracts range from the size
ot a city lot up to five acres.
Constipation and Indigestion.
These are twin evils. Persona suf
fering from indigestion are. often
troubled with constipation. Mrs.
Robert Allison, Mattoon, III., writes
that when she first moved to Mattoon
she was a great sufferer from indiges
tion and constipation. Food distressed
her and there was a feeling like a
neavy weight pressing on her stom
ach and chest. She did not rest well
at night, and felt worn out a good
part of the time. One bottle of Cham
berlain's Tablets corrected this trou
ble so that she has since felt like a
different person. Advertisement.
QUERIES 'ARE ANSWERED
The young man, who wanted to join
the aviation corps, paused a moment
before folding up the application
blank handed him and inquired of
Sergeant Blackett, who has charge
of examinations here:
"Do you give much of an examina
"Oh, yes," replied the sergeant.
"The physical test is pretty stiff."
"Oh, I mean the mental!" snorted
the candidate. "You don't think I'd
come here if I couldn't get by a phys
The sergeant grinned.
"What do they give a man who
joins the aviation corps I mean in
the physical test?" asked the appli
cant. "Oh," said the sergeant, screwing
up his face thoughtfully, "let's see. I
s'pose you can hop around on your
right foot for a half hour without
But These' He Hadn't.
"Did you ever have a guy pour cold
water in one ear and hot water in
"Didn't think so. That's what they
do to you here."
"Well, they don't want any dizzy
boys up in airplanes, and the witter
seems to tell the axaminers whether
a guy gets dizzy or not. After that
they take you in a dark room and
shoot all kinds of lights in your eyes
to see what effect they have on 'em.
That generally floors most guys. Then
if you get by on these you grope
round in the dark and all of a sudden
some guy shoots a pistol right by
"Anything more?" asked the appli
cant. "Sure. They lead you into a room
with lots o' light and they spins you
round like a top. And then, when
you don't know whether you're on
your head or on your feet, a guy says,
'Now, hold your arms on a level and
walk straight' If you get by you're
Say," bawled the fellow who wanted
to join the aviation corps, "take back
this paper. Miow me where to join
Kight over there, said the ser
geant cheerily. "Next I"
Is Steadily Improving
New York, April 24. Sarah Bern
hardt was better today, her condition
showing a steady improvement during
the last twenty-four hours, according
to a bulletin issued by her physicians.
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it's like sugar in your
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Champ Clark Says
Draft Measure Will
Not Pass House
Washington, April 24. Speaker
Clark opposed the selective draft and
predicted it never would pass con
gre: ; today in receiving a delegation
from the National Security league.
Several hundred petitions bearing a
million names, asking congress to
adopt the administration plan, were
laid before the speaker.
"Conscription never will pass, in
my opinion," he said.
"I am for letting the flower and
youth of this country volunteer be
fore we fasten the disgrace of a draft
upon them. The War department is
jumping around trying to bulldoze
people into passing this hill and I
don t think they are going to do it."
Traction Line Strikers
At Lincoln Lose Ground
Lincoln, Nebj April 24. From the
standpoint of street cars in service,
the Lincoln street car employes are
losing ground in their strike. Normal
car service was in operation on many
lines in the city today and in no in
stance was traffic completely halted.
The traction company discontinues
all service at night in order to pre
vent violence. There have been only
a few cases of violence reported.
occupants have had window boxes
constructed and in them they have
planted potatoes, instead of flowers,
as has been a former custom.
"Parking along the streets, even
out in the best residence portions of
the city, has been spaded up and the
ground planted to vegetables. Out
side of the business portion practi
cally all of the city is a garden. 1 nere
are places where the lawns around
houses that have cost anywhere from
$10,000 to $100,000 that have been
plowed or spaded up and converted
into garden patches.
Howard Elliott, Head of
New Haven Road; Resigns
New York, April 24. The resign.
tion of Howard Elliott as president
of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford railroad was accepted at a
meeting of the board of directors.
His retirement becomes effective May
1, but he will continue to act in an
Kansas City All Heated
Up Over Garden Plots
While Omaha has enlisted an army
in gardening and potato planting the
interest taken in the back-to-the-land
movement is not so great here as in
Kansas City, according to C. S. Col
lett, general agent of the Southern
Mr. Collett has headquarters in
Kansas City and telling of the extent
of the gardening in the Missouri town
"Not only are the Kansas City peo
ple plowing up vacant lots and back
yards that they may plant out gar
dens, but even those who live in flats
and apartment houses are gardening.
Around many of these buildings the
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Silk lisle hose in brown, gray,
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