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VOL. XLVII.NO. 71.
OMAHA, SATURDAY MORNING, SEPTEMBER 8, 1917. SIXTEEN PAGES.
SlJ.SC'L SINGLE COPY-. 'TWO CENTS.
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EDGAR HOWARD ATTACKS
GOOCH, DEMANDING THAT HE
DESIGN FROM DEFENSE BOARD
Lieutenant Governor; i& Edito
rial Calls Lincbln News
' i sionai Patridt."
Columbus, Neb, Sept. 7. (Special
Telegram.) Another bomb has been
exploded in the workings of the State
Council of Defense by- publication ef
an editorial by Lieutenant Governor
Edgar Howard in today's issue 6f his
newspaper, the1' Columbus Telegram,
calling upon that body to demand the
instant resignation of one of its mem
bers, Herbert E. Gooch, whom he
brands as a. "professional patriot."
Howard asserts that his continuance
in office would be like "a wolf guard
ing a lamb," or "a greyhound as play
mate for a rabbit"
Under the heading, "One Black
Sheep," the editorial proceeds as fol
lows: DESPOILING THE PEOPLE.
"There are many professional pa
triots in Nebraska. Under the cloak
nf their nrofessional patriotism they
despoil the people.- Our good Presi-j
dent Wilson has appealed to the peo
ple in all the states to organize state
councils of defense. . .
"The duty of these councils is to
promote patriotism, to detect treason,
to conserve food products, and in all
ways aid the parent government in
time of war. .
"In Nebraska we have a State
"Council of Defense. The personnel
of its membership' is generally ex
cellent, but there is one black sheep
in the fold. The name of this black
sheep is Herbert Gooch, owner of
some big flour mills. The ownership
of' flour mills is honorable, provided
the owner is honorable. But the
owner of the Gooch mills has a bad
record, So bad that the State Counr-'l
of Defense is shamed by his member
ship. V" ''
"The corporation of which Herbert
Gooch is the chief owner has a record
of crookedness. - President Wilson
. wantMhe-people to-cycurage large
production of foodstuff s in order that
the splendid army we shall soon send
.. over the sea my have abundant food.
"How can Ave dare hope that Her
bert Gooch will enter the spirit of
conservation so earnestly enjoined
upon us by our good president?
Record of Complaint. ,
AThe record; reads, that only a little
while ago a criminal complaint was
made against the Gooch Milling com
pany. The complaint, alleged that
the Gooch concern ' was cheating the
people by selling short weight pack
ages of .flour. 1 When dragged into
rourt on that criminal charge the de
frndant entered a plea of guilty and
1 p:M a fine of $50 and costs.
"In the face of this hideous record
hut one recourse is open to the hon
orable men of the State Council of
Defense They must ask for the im
mediate . -resignation of Herbert
Gooch. Nebraska' is "an agricultural
state., To ask .the farmers to grow
more grain, and at the" same time hold
in the membership of-the State Coun-
V "cil pf Defense a man whose company
has been found guilty on a criminal
' complaint, . a complaint charging
crookedness m nanaung oi wnu yiuu
uce well, it is so inconsistent as to
be laughable, were it not shameful.
-"The State Council of Defense was
organized fpr a good purpose. It is
performing a good work, but it can
not perform best service while carry
ing in its membership a man at the
hraA nf a milline corporation which
has been adiudeed guilty of a charge
of cheating the public.
"One of the purposes of the defense
council is to protect the people in
(Continued on Page Two, Column live.)
. The Weather
For Nebraska Fair; cooler.
Temperatures at Omaha Yeiterdaf-
6 a. m 68
a. m (7
7 a. m 88
8 a. in 71
9 a. m 71
10 a. m 78
11 a. m. ......... 81
1 m 83
1 p. m ...'83
t p. m. . 81
8 p. mi 80
4 p. m.. ........ 77
5 p. m 74
p. m 70
7 p. m 65
8 p. m (2
Comparative Local Record.
1917 11. 1915. ltlf.
Highest yesterday .. 84 77 89 73
Xjowest yesterday ..83 84 84 69
Mean temperature .. 73 70 78 6S
Prorioltation .. 01 .00 .31 .73
Temperature and precipitation departures
from the normal:
Normal temperature 89
vM for the day 4
Total deficiency since March 1 194
Normal precipitation n men
Deficiency for the day. 10 Inch
Total rainfall since March 1.. 20.02 Inches
Deficiency since March 1 3.83 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1918.. 1.94 Inches
Deficiency for cor. period, 1916.. .11 Inch
Reports from Stations at t P. M.
Station and State Temp. High- Rein
of Weather. 7 p. m. - est. talk
Cheyenne, cloudy 88 72 .00
Davenport,- cloudy .... 58 68 1.76
Denver, cloudy 71 80 .01
Dcs Mi'lrtca. cloudy .... 64 78 .20
.Dodae City, clear 84 90 .00
J.ander. clear 78 80
North Platte, clear ... 83 88
Omaha, clear 63 . 84 .01
Pueblo. Cloudy 66 84 .72
Rapid City clear 78 83 .03
Salt Lake City, clear.. 83 84 ' .00
Santa Fe, cloudy 70 80 T
Sheridan, clear 78 80 .00
Sioux City, clear '64 74 .02
Valentine, clear 78 84 .00
T indicates trace nf precipitation.
L. A. WELSH, Metcorolojlst.
Assaiied Publisher and Miller
Declares Howard Crazy; Says
Attack Grows Out of Bryan
and Anti-Bryan Politics.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Sept. 7. (Special Tele
gramsLieutenant Governor How
ard's editorial attack upon Herbert E.
Gooch, president of the Gooch Mill
ing company and president of. the
Star Publishing company, member of
the State Council of Defense in an at
tack by the Bryan wing of the demo
cratic party engineered by Mr. How
ard and is the result of a recent edi
torial in The Star attacking United
States District Attorney Allen and
demanding his resignation, according
to the declaration tonight of Mr.
Gooch when a representative of The
Bee called his attention to the lieu
tenant governor's "Black Sheep" edi
torial in today's issue of the Colum
"Why, the Man's Crazy 1"
Mr. Gooch laughed when told of
the accusation of the state official.
- "Why, the man's crazy 1" he ex
"He may be crazy," the reporter re
turned, "but he calls you a crook. He
declares your corporation admitted
its guilt in giving short weight in
flour.' What have you to say about
"Sure we pleaded guilty to the
charge, paid the find and didn't peep,"
Mr. Gooch stated. "A dozen other
mills in the state did the same. But
that isn't admitting that we are a
bunch of crooks by a long shot.
"You remember in 19H I think it
was when the net weight law went
into effect. It replaced a gross weight
law. Our packages of, flour were
labeled forty-eight : pounds. They
weighed forty-eight pounds, with the
package.; The package itself prob-.
ably weighed four ounces. Personally
1 did not know anything about the
net weight law going into effect. In
some fmanner. the secretary of our
company overlooked it.
"Chester Aldrich was governor
then, you know, and for various rea
ibn he 4didnt like me very well, any
way 'So , one of his inspectors
swooped down upon the Gooch Mill
ing company and e wwere hauled into
Admits Pleading Guilty.
"We were selling ' gross measures
when the law called for net measure.
W wr four ouncs under weight. The
law had been broken, we pleaded
guilty and paid our fine. That's all
there was too it."
"What about this demand that you
resign?" he was asked.
"I simply won't pay any attention
to it." Mr. Gooch answered, "and I
am just s positive that none of the
other members of the board will heed
it in the least.
"But here is the reason for the at
tack. Edgar ( Howard, as everyone
knows, is the mouthpiece of the
kfiryans and their followers. Tom
Allen, Bryan S brother-in-law, hasn t
been doing the kind of .work he
should as United States district at
torney. A few days ago John Cut
wright, editor of The Star, called him
to account and demanded his resigna
"What' was more in keeping than
that the Bryans should in turn de
mand the resignation of the president
of The Star coVnpany? It is purely
politics and pretty poor politics at
that,' I think. '
Called Howard Discredited.
"Edgar Howard is so thoroughly
discredited through out the state that
no one heeds his yammerings any
more, so why sorry?
No I have no intention of resign
ing and I don't suppose that I shall
trouble myself to make any further
answer than 1-am giving the 1 he
"No there is no question about it,
Nebraska's lieutenant governor is
crazy stark, raving rnad.
IN HIGH SPIRITS
Reports From Camp Funston
Indicate Good Health and
Cheer Among Quotas
From This State.
1 ff prtrf a T rthnv
JpT-Minneapolis, Minn., Sept 7.
oamuei uompers, president oi xne
American Federation of Labor, to
day was unanimously elected presi
dent of the American Alliance for
Labor and Democracy, recently or
ganized to solidify labor behind the
government and stamp out the ac
tivities of disloyalists.
Camp Funston, Kan., Sept. 7.
(Special Telegram.) The largest
contingent of national army men to
reach here at any one time came at
7 o'clock this morning in a special
train which carried the entire quota
of Nebraska. The train carried 409
men, and it drew up at the Funston
station in a driving rain, but this did
not seem to dampen the Nebraska
spirit any, for they made just as
much noise while plodding through
the mud surrounding the station as
they did while coming in on the
All the men were taken to one
of the nearby barracks and checked
in by the time they had been assigned
to regiments, given a superficial
physical examination and had their
papers examined, it had stoppedrain
ing and the old Kansas sun burst out
through the clouds, shining just as
proudly and hot as ever. But rain or
wind or sun didn't make any differ
ence. All the Nebraskans felt good.
They were glad to get here. Many of
them had secretly dreaded the trip
and the introduction to Uncle Sam's
national army, but when they, all got
together the spirit of youth couldn't
be suppressed, and by the time they
reached here they were just a lively,
yelling, laughing mass of humanity.
Belongings in Bags.
. Some of them carried a toothbrush
and a bar of soap wrapped in a towel,
some had their belongings in a paper
sack, some had little suitcases about
the size of a woman's opera bag. One,
man carried everything he owned in
a burlap bag hanging over his shoul
ders and he wore a diamond stickpin
and a diamond ring. A few carried
their' regulation suitcases, but the less
they -bring with them, the better the
army; officers like it,' because the men
will be outfitted with- army clothing
from the inside to the out and from
the top -to- the bottom. . " 1
With the arrival of the Nebraska
quota there are 1,143 national army
men in camp.. About 4,200 are ex
pected by the end of the week.
Lincoln, - Sept. . 7. (Special.) Ne
braska's quota of the draft, 409 men,
reached Fort Riley safely this morn
ing at 7 o'clock, all in good vhealth,
ccordmg to a message received this
forenoon by Governor Neville from
Major Clapp, in charge of the quota.
The quota from Arthur county was
unable to reach Lincoln in time to
join the train. The quota, which con
sists of one man, had to travel forty
miles to make train' connection and
arrived just a little late. However,
Thurston county had, one man too
many and that made up the number.
The Arthur county man reached Lin
coln this morning and has gone on
to Fort Riley.
Crowder Praises Neville.
Governor Neville has been highly
complimented by Provost MarshaJ
Crowder for his activities in bringing
about-a successful condition relative
to the draft. The following telegram
has been received:
"Permit me to congratulate you on
the admirable arrangements made by
r it.. . . , , i '
juu lur me emxainmeni ana mooill
zation of the first S per cent of Ne
braska's quota on September 5. If I
were assured that such complete ar
rangements could be expected from
every state, I would have no appre
hension whatever as to. the comple
tion of the great and novel task of
mobilization of the national army."
Cost of Labor May Curtail
Work' on Alaskan Railway
"Washington, Sept 7. Rapidly ris
ing costs of labor and material have
faced the government with a possible
curtailment. of the work on the Alas
kan railway of ah ultimate increase
in the cost of the road, first estimated
Cadorna's Men Hammer at Only
Remaining Austrian Strong
hold on the Gorizia
London, Sept. 7. The Germans
yesterday made an aerial attack
upon the American hospitals occu
pied by St. Louis and Harvard con
tingents, situated in a coast village,
killing one officer of the American
army medical corps and wounding
three others severely, Reuter's cor
respondent at British headquarters
in France telegraphs today. Two
others of the rank and file, were
killed and sixteen wounded, five of
the latter being Americans.
Omaha Girl is Only Woman Chief
Clerk in Railway Freight Office
Miss Louise Espelin is to become
chief clerk in the general offices of
the freight department of the Great
Western railroad in Omaha, succeed
ing C. DvClift, assigned to other du
ties. Miss Espelin will have the distinc
tion of being the only woman chief
clerk ,of the Great Western system.
Nottonly this, but it is said that when
she takes over her new duties she
will be the only woman in the United
States holding the position of chief
clerk in a railroad office.
Eleven years ago, in Omaha, Miss
Espelin started her railroad career as
a stenographer and telegraph opera-"
tor in the office of which she is now
chief clerk. Promotions came rapidly
and since engaging in railroad work
she has filled the positions of check
clerk, tracing clerk, car : accountant
clerk and car routing agent In all
these positions she madegood, and
as a car tracer, by railroad. men. is
regarded as one of the most efficient
in the central west
RIBOT MINISTER TO QUIT.
Paris, Sept. 7. The resignation of
the Ribot minbtry was decided upon
unanimously after a cabinet meeting
this morning. - "
A y 1 . 1
(Br Associated Press.) '
Although the Austrians apparently
still retain a precarious hold upon
Monte San Gabriele, their last re
maining mountain stronghold north
east of Gorizia, the end is in sight for
them in this region, according ' to
Italian belief. '
General Cadorna's report today
shows the Austrians still resisting des
perately, but staggering under the
heavy losses which the incessant Ital
ian pressure of the last few days has
inflicted upon them. This pressure
is being maintained and is becoming
decisive, the commander of the at
tacking forces announces.
Austrians Abandon Counter Attacks.
The Austrian plan now seems to be
to abandon counter attacks and. re
main on the defensive along the east
ern ridga''of . the Bainsizza plateau,
where their positions, such as Ceroek,
Draga and .Volnik, about 1,000 feet
high, dominate those occupied by the
Italians by several hundred .feet, at
the. same time centering the , efforts
of their best troops on the Carso in
the hope of checking the slow but
determined march of the Italians to
The Brestovizza valley, north of the
Hermada, has been transformed into
an inferno, with thousands of guns
pouring shells from all directions into
it, while the Austrian infantry inces
santly is attacking. The Italians
have withstood no less than nine
rushes of the infantry from the op
posite lines. Sometimes their forces
have -had to withdraw slightly, but
immediately have recovered the lost
From the Hermada south to the
sea the Austrian infantrv is attacking
with the, same fierceness and the bat
tle is raging uninterruptedly. The
present effort is considered the max
imum one of which the Austrians are
The Italian reports are invariably
conservative - and it has been noted
that General Cadorna has a habit of
withholding an announcement until he
is sure of his ground. Ihe conhdent
tone of today's communique from
Rome, therefore, is considered sig
According to the strategical ex
perts, General Cadorna has only to
obtain a secure hold on Monte san
Gabriele to give him complete domi
nance of the Biansizza plateau and
the country far to the south, making
it possible to push his way into the
Chiapovano valley and drive a wedge
between the two Australian armies,
virtually isolating the southern army,
which directly bars his way to Triest.
: Several times the San Gabriele peak
has been in Italian hands, but the
Austrians have battled desperately
for this vital position and each time
surged back again. There has been
no let up in the Italian pressure,
however, and it now seems as if the
decisive phase of the battle had been
About 30,000 prisoners have been
taken to date by the Italians in their
pVesent offensive, while the total
losses of the Austrians are estimated
The contiued retreat of the Russian
armies has not yet caused the Rus
sian authorities to fear seriously for
Petrograd, according to current ad
vices, but apparently has had the ef
fect of wakening most of the radical
elements in the capital to the neces
sity of strengthening Russia's powers
of resistance. Their newspapers art
now urging the dropping of internal
political quarrels, enforcing discipline
and presenting a united front to the
enemy. , -
To Escape Flying Lumber
Workman Runs Into Trolley
Lawrence Nelson,' living at the
Aetna hotel, re:eived a fractured
shoulder when he ran in front of a
street car at Seventeenth and Web
ster streets. He was employed with
other men at work on the ground
floor of a building under construction
when loose boards piled on the upper
floors fell. The "workmen scattered
and Mr. Nelson became confused and
ran directly in front of the car. He
was attended by Dr. Duncan, who
, took him to the St. Joseph hospital
TO HELP SETTLE
STRIKE IN OMAHA
Nebraska Council of Defense
Appeals to Heads of Federal
Labor Federation and Re
ceive Word Frgm Wilson.
Commissioner of Labor Wilson
and President Gompers, of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor, have been
asked to aid in settling the Omaha
packing house strike.
T. P. Reynolds Omaha, chairman
of the committee on labor of the Ne
braska State Council of Defense, tele
graphed both officials yesterday in
behalf of the council of defense, ask
ing that something be done to adjust
matters in the strike, which it 'seri
ously interfering with the meat pack
ing Industry in Omaha. Nearly 5,000
men are out on strike from the sev
eral packing plants.
Commissioner Wilson was the first
to reply to the telegram. He wired
Reynolds authorizing him to appoint
a board of mediation to adjust the
Mr. Reynolds, as chairman of the
committee on labor of the State
Council of Defense, will have the au
thority to appoint such a board, and
it is likely that today he will act Late
last night he was still waiting for
a reply from Gompers.
Gomperi in West
The telegram to President Gompers
was sent to Washington( though . it
is known that he has been in the mid
dle west attending some conferences
during the last few days. It was
thought that he would reach Wash
Reynolds, besides : being on the
State Council of Defense, is president
of the State Federation of Labor, and
president of the Central Labor union.
Beef killing crews in the Armour
plant returned to work voluntarily
Friday morning, accepting the in
crease of 254 cents per hour. The
strikers generally, however,. did not
officially accept the increase, but re
holding out , for 5 cents increase.
Thost who returned to work did so
as individuals and not representing
the sentiment of the main body, of
strikers.- . ,,. "'". l,V.v
, Many of Swift's Men Out. .
At Swift & Co.'s plant 908 men
are out, although the canning butch
ers were at.work yesterday, :..(.
Strikers Thursday evening appoint
ed a subcommittee of their general
strike committee to arrange for a
meeting with the managers of the
packing houses. This committee called
on General Manager R. C. Howe of
the Armour company, but he refused
to meet with the men. They then
went to the Cudahy plant and asked
for 4 conference with M. R. Mur
phy, general manager. Murphy sent
out word that he would confer only
with his own men from the , Cudahy
plant and would not meet a general
committee from the strikers.
The committee also failed to get
any satisfaction at the Morris plant.
x Women Hold Meeting.
Women strikers to the number of
about 300 met Friday and were ad
dressed by a number of Omaha talk
ers. Mrs. D. G. Craighead urged the
women to all register next Wednes
day , and told of the advantages of
Jerry Howard made a patriotic
speech and recited the "Star-Spangled
Banner." He said that it was right
to demand a living wage." .
Miss Gladys Shamp and her father,
C. L; Shamp, labor leader of Omaha,
spoke, as did T. P. Reynolds, presi
dent of the Central Labor union and
president of the State Federation of
Labor. Mr. Keynolds urged tne
women to enroll in the federation.
Mrs. H. C. Sumney spoke of the im-,
portance of women s work, especially
in these war times. ' , ,
The parade scheduled for yesterday
afternoon was called off. I my be
No disorders of any kind have as
yet been reported in connection with
No Change at Cudahy's,
The Cudahy Packing , comrany
states that there' is no change in
workinar conditions compared with
Thursday's closing hours. A few
I .L. ;
men are arming nacK ic inc various
departments,- but not enough to run
them in full.. Beef butchers reported
for work at 9 o'clock, but owing to
the lack of laborers and'cYowded con
ditions of tho chill rooms they w 4
unable to start to work.. They left
with the assurance that they would
report for work in the 'morning.
With the assistance of foremen and
office help and about 300 workmen
who remained on the job the Cudahy
company was enabled .to. take, care of
government orders for the present,
consisting, mostly of fresh meat for
the soldiers. They have contracts to
supply five :amps with meat. Re
quirements for these camps are given
preference over all other contracts
held by this company.
War Reduces College
Attendance 20 Per Cent
New York, Sept. 7. Estimates of
decreases of from 10 to 20 per cent in
the ' number, of students at eastern
college's this fall due to the war have
been made from the, registration fig
ures 'and the number of undergrad
uates from each college who are
known to have enlisted, according to
an announcement made here today. In
some instances the reduction will be
so great that a curtailment of courses
has been deemed advisable...
JURY INCOMPIXTE IN AX
MURDER HEARING; COURT
TAKES RECESS TILL MONDAY
Four Members of Panel State Under Oath That Their
Fixed Opinions Are So Strong Sworn Testimony v
of Witnesses Would Not Change Theni; :
Kelly Receives Friends.
By EDWARD BLACK.
(Staff Correspond? nt far The Bee.) p ..'
Red Oak, la., Sept 7. (Special Telegram.)- Court ad
journed the trial of Rev. Lyn G. J. Kelly in the horrible ax mur
der case at 3:30 this afternoon until Monday morning. 'Just
before adjournment Judge Boies refused to release Kelly on a
$50,000 bond and the prosecution was ordered to furnish the
defense a cop of the confession said to have been made by
Kelly at Logan last week.
"VICTIMS RELATIVES ON BOND.
The particular interest of the bond
offered was in the personnel of the
signatories, which included John S.
Montgomery, father of Mrs. Joseph'
Moore, one. of the Villisca victims;
C. E. Fisher, nephew , of Joseph '
Moore; Joseph Stillinger, father of
two girls who were slain; Mrs. C. C.
oMore, mother of Joe Moore; Ross
Moore, brother; W. H. Silkitt, W. H.
Willett, C, E. Peterson, C I. Miller,
S. S. Rossander, L. C. and J. L. Gour
ley, A. D. Silverthorne, D. H. Hoven
den. F. N. Stennett and Harry Ogden.
Messrs. Stillinger, Miller, Peterson
and Willett head the Kelly defense
committee which is raising funds for
the prisoner during the trial. Mr.
Stillinger presided at the Wilkerson
meeting held in the Boyd theater at
Omaha two months ago. -
Attorney ' Sutton of counsel for
Kelly believes that the state's method
of ; examination of jurors indicates
that the prosecution does not expect
to insist on : capital punishment if
Kelly should be found guilty.
The court offered no comment
when the bonji was presented,' fur
ther than to say that The would, not
entertain it The'boiir(I,was recorded
on request 'of the, defense.' u
Fear Kelly's Removal. '
At the close of tourt counsel for
the, defense asked the court to order
a cony of the Kelly confession to be
furnished by the state, which will be
done this , morning when Attorney
Hess in Council Bluffs will hand At
torney Mitchell of that city the docu
ment, i ...... i -; v .
Attorney Sopfton advised the court
that if the state made any attempt to
ON lOVA LAWYER
BY. A WOMAN
How Indictment Was Returned
Against Attorney General of
Iowa Explained by an .
Red Oak, la., Sept. 7. (Special.)
It was not a case of the worm,; but
instead it was a woman who turned,
and it has happened here in Red Oak
in the course of the events in con
nection with the prosecution of Rev.
Lyri G. J.' Kelly, charged with the
murder of the Moore family' in Vil
lisca 'V , ', V .
" It has become, public "property tjiat
Attorney General Hivner has been
indicted by the grant! jury of Mont
gomery county,-but how the indict
ment happened b'"be brought about
wis a closely guarded court secret
until a few hours ago. Now it is
known that had it not been for the
affidavit' of Mrs. Alice Willard there
would not have been enough evidence
against the attorney general to have
justified the grand jury in returning
the bill. , . '
Third Party, Says Mrs. Willard.
Mrs. Willard ic a witness sum
moned ia behalf of the Kellys. She
resides in Villisca and at the trial it
is expected that her testimony will be
te- the effect that a party other than
Kelly-killed the members , of the
Moore family.' . ',
Some months . ago . Mrs. ; Willard
made an affidavit that got into the
custody of Montgomery county offi
cials and subsequently' the grand jury
was called. It is said that on account
of the facts set fcrth in this affidavit
the c"ourt felt justified in summoning
the jury. In this affidavit Mrs, Wil
lard says: ' ' I
"He said that I had told that I
couldn't come to Red Oak because
my mother was sick, but that I had
come over Sunday with a Wilkerson
bunch just to see the Wilkersons and
even went to jail to see him. I toltl
him I came over not to see the Wil
kersons, but to see Mr. Mitchell, who
was here between trains. He asked
me if I saw him and I answered 'Yes,
for a few minutes at thie station.' - He
asked me what I wanted to see Mr.
Mitchell' for and I told him that way
Havner Gives Advice.
"Mr. Havner told methat this was
my last time to square myself, and
for me to go before the grand jury
and tell them the -truth and that he
would help me all he could because
he was sorry for me and that I. had
no man back of me to fight for me.
"I said: 'Mr. Havner, what I said
about seeing those three men Satur
day morning and Sunday morning,
and the five men Saturday night was
true.' .He said: 'Mrs. Willard, you
knowyou are not telling the truth
(Contlnnrd en Pace Two, Column Six.) '
remove Kelly from the Red Oak jail
during the adjournment period, ha
beas corpus proceedings would be
started.' 1 '
The net result of the four days' ef
fort to impanel a jury, was the ex
amination pf fifty-seven men from
whom eighteen-have been chosen to
ward a probable limit of thirty-two
from - which' latter' quota ,the final
jury will be selected. , ,'
It will not be known 'who are
stricken from .the list until both sides
have exhausted their peremptory chal
lenges. " It is believed each side will
exercise; the limit of ten peremptory
challenges. Thus far each side has
disnosed of three.' There are indi
cations that several days' more .work'
will be. necessary to strike a jury.
"Sheriff Dunn states 'that the pris
oner continues to relish . his meals,
and at the. jail has shown no signs of
weakening. , During storms at night
he appears disturbed. The sheriff says
he is jiot given to crying, but on the
contrary, feels rather elated over the
thought that he has an organization
which is caring for his financial needs.
Contributions are being made every
nav I n rnmmittM . na . nrrtirHQPrr-
Kelly and his wife a place' in Mont
gomery county where they may work,
upon the assumption that the prison
er will be Acquitted.
"Red Oak and the surrounding
country is stirred up almost in the
manner of a Kentcky feud," remarked
a man who knows the local situation.
The difficulty of securing a"jury to
try the case was the chief topic of
discussion here today. The, first four
men up this morning were excused
in short order when they insisted that
strong convictions disqualified them. '
Adjourns Till Monday. ,y
Havner has checked ' thirty-four
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In Inches 1916. 1917 Gain
February . 24,149'- .25,285 1,136
March ......... 25,337 29,281. " 3,944
April 29,638 32,294- 2,656'
May 26,510, 28,306. 1,796
i June 25,960 29,466 3,506
July .......... 21,051 23,210 2,159
August -.. 18,518 25,173 6,655
Totals. . . ; . .171,163 193,015 21,852 .
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