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NOT REFORMED AT
Declare That Handcuffs and
Whippings Did Not Make
Them Submissive When
Applied for Correction.
; " (From a Staff Comwpond.nt.)
' Lincoln, April 19. (Special Tele-
gram.; i nrce coiorcu gins vi vma
'ha, inmate j of the Girls' Industrial
ichool, and two white girls from the
srjetropolis were star witnesses in the
McMahou hearing at the state house
today. According to the evidence of
:hese girls the school has not been
" successful in reforming wayward girls,
most of them emphatically stating
.they were just as bad as when they
went , there. If they got out they
iaid they would do the same things
or which they were put in.,
They charged the managlWnt with
inflicting severe punishment and some
of them showed scars which they said
were from applications of the whip.
Sarah Watt, one of the colored
Uirls. who had been handcuffed,
6howed scars from the cuffs on her
wrists, although, on cross-qustion-ing,
she admitted that the cuffs were
looe on her wrists and that the
scars were made when she tried to
slip her hands out of them. She
had been handcuffed for threatening to
run away. She accused attendants of
choking her. ,' a
Fagan Told Stories.
Two girls testified that Prof. Fagan
the band master, had told smutty
stories in the presence of members of
the. band. '
Lucile Rae of Omaha testified that
Mrs. Barrett, a teacher, had struck
her. and she had struck her back. The
teacher had struck her a second time
and she had struck back, knocking
' the 'teacher to the'floor.
William Saul, husband of, the girl
. in controversy, in his reappearance
on the stand tnis afternoon aamiuea
that he had written a letter to Miss
'McMahon, in which he had asked
her to do the "right thing," after he
" had married the girl and she had left
him. He said he had been cited to
meet Bookkeeper George Weiden
field oLthe board at the office of the
'sheriff it Gcnva, being told that if
he did not, appear a subpoena would
be served On him to d so. When he
arrived he found what was wanted
was a statement about his connection
with the Grace Moore episode. Money
for hit trip to this hearing had been
.given by the present superintendent
of. the school, McCauley.
, Fireworts Promised.
It is probable Miss, McMahon will
begin to present her sidi of , the case
tomorrow.' Indications are ;that the
hearing will be more spirited than
Much merriment was occasioned
early in the hearing, when Chairman
' Gerdes' hairtrigger opinion machine
- KiuTuea a coat and tne cnairman over
ruled an objection of his own attor
v ney,' under the impression that the
- other attorney had raised it. Even
,- Attorney Burke was so surprised that
he failed to press the question until
the official reporter notified him that
the chairman had ruled his favor.
The chairman, of course, is trying
to be fair, but as the board is one of
the parties to the hearing and also
sitting in, judgment on the case, its
opinions have been charged by the op
position as being open to question.
, Secretary's - Evidence.
Miss Marvel Aeschliman, secretary
of the. institution, today save practi
cally a substantiation of the facts re
garding the taking of the young
woman in controversy to Kansas City
and later to her parents at Lamar,
Colo., Miss Aeschliman accompanying
her each time under orders of the
, She had taken her home to Colo-
rado two weeks after she had put
her in the Kansas Gty institution,
simply because the girl had be
come unmanagable and would not
live up to some of the rules of the
maternity home. She had told the
girl's mother of her condition and
had told the girl that she must tell
iSaul of her condition before she mar
ried him., This the girl had failed to
do after promising the secretary that
she would do so.
AETIST WILL PLAY TWO
PIANOS AT ONE TIME
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Miss Ursula Dietrich, New York
pianist, will accomplish the unusual
feat of playing on two pianos at ofice
at a series of concert to be given in
the ball room at the Blackstone hotel
Monday and Tuesday of next week,
beginning at 3 p. m. i
The concerts will be givVn under
the auspices . of the Melville Clark
Piano company of Chicago and will
be free "to the public. Other artists
appearing will be Mrs. Florence
Beater Palmer, soprano, and Miss
Isabella Radman, violinist.
'A I Shellenbarger; Stella,
v Files for County Treasurer
" Stella, NebT, April 19. (Special.)
' Mfred Shellenbarger of Stella . has
filed as a democratic candidate for
county treasurer. He is the first
one io make known his official aspira
tions. George ; Morris, the present
county treasurer, is a democrat from
Stella, and has held various public
pffices at the court house for nearly 20
years, i O. 0. Marsh,, the present
count clerk, will be a candidate for
county treasurer on the republican
ticket ; '
Commencement exercises will be
held at Nemaha city high school,
northwest 'A Stella, Thursday night,
April 25. The graduates are: Eunice
Barker, Clyde. Cooper, Goldie Clark,
Edna Grassvehme, " Clarence Jones,
Nellie Kelly. Dottie Merritt, Lea
homa Merritt, Mae Moore and Fern
Stanley. President Hayes of the
Peru normal will deliver the class
Dunbar "Four-Minute" Men
Are Specially Recognized
Dunbar, Neb., April 19. (Special.)
Special recognition by Prof. M. M.
Fogg, Lincoln, state chairman of the
"Four-Minute men," and the govern
ment at Washington, has been given
.o the Dunbar "Four-Minute" organ
ization. Out of 315 Nebraska towns,
37 have thus bee recognized.' Among
the Dunbar ' orators are: James P.
.Baker, M. T. Harrison, Thomas Mur
ray, Rev. A. L. Godfrey, W. S. Ash-
: ton, and H. S; Westbrook. Wilber
W, Anness is the local chairman. Dun-v.-,.
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uoi aa 9U UTCr U1C lop in
the third Liberty loan drive, and will
receive from Uncle Sam an honor
,flag. Thomas Murray is chairman of
the Dunbar Liberty, loan committee.
. Boiling Killed in Action.
Philadelphia, April ')9 Word was
received at the William Penn Charter
school here today that Colonel Ray
nat C. Boiling, reported in official dis
patches several days, ago as missing,
FEEMONT FLYER ,
MAY BE CAPTIVE
Fremont, Neb., April 19. (Special
Telegram.) No definite information
whether Merle Cottrell, Fremont,
was killed when his aeroplane was
bmught down behind the German
lines, or was taken prisoner, has been
received by the young man s father,
Mr. Cottrell received a letter a
few days ago from Merle informing
him that the young man was leaving
the hospital where he had been for
treatment 1 and was transferring to
the aviation section.
A card with the information that
his plane was brought down and that
his fate was unknown was received
by a local newspaper from Boyd
Rogers, another I-remOnt boy in the
Cottrell enlisted as a truck driver
with a Canadian company last au
tumn. He was wounded in action in
March. He is 23 years of age and
Ten Pawnee County Men Will
Go to Camp Funston April 26
Table Rock. Neb.. April 19. fSoe
cial.) The exemption board of Paw
nee county has selected 10 men who
will leave for Lamp runston on April
26, under the latest draft call. The
board has also selected three alter
nates, who are to be ready to go in
case any of the regulars fail to re
spond. The names of those who have
been notified, are as follows: Addison
Hull, Pawnee City; Jamie Dort, Paw
nee City; Jay Hunley, Pawnee City
Hugh Miller, NeligH; Nelson Ander
son, Burchard; John Kelly, Burchard
Jesse Luenberger, Douglas, Wyo.
Bert McMaster, Lewiston; Henry
Molenbrink, btemauer, and Stephen
Baker, Denver, Colo. Alternates
Max Steiner, Buchard; Walter Kin-
kade, Mayberry, and Frank Tlustos,
Table Rock. Seven more registrants
will be called May I.
Cannon' Salute Libertv
Loan Special at Sidney
Sidney. Neh.. Anril 19. Snrn'at
leiegram. Amia tne Dooming ot can
non and the blowing of whistles the
Union Pacific Libertv loans xnecial
arrived at hmu a. m. this morning
acfomnanied hv the hand nf th Dmi.
ha Union Pacific shoos. A delecatinn
arrived here to escort the party to
N. H. Loomis, head of the Union
Pacific law denartment. anil Rrfo F.
H Tcnl( nf Omaha ArVtvrrrA taltr t
the opera house, which was packed to
On the snerial were W V. OnrW
Charles Lane, General Jeffers, Thomas
Hammer, Ballard Dunn, publicity
asrent for the road, and FrrH
berger, president of the First National
Dank, .North riatte.
100 Per Cent. Norftlk Goal.
T.fl1. ma A -:t in c i
nuuui, ncu., tiii i. opcciai
Telegram.) Norfolk has exceeded
its minimum quota for the third Lib
ertv bond issue with nrosnerta nf a
heavy oversubscription and workers
J ' I 1 . rti-v
cnacavonng to maite me city luu per
cent The city and eleven school
districts are estimated tn have mh.
scribed $300,000 to the third issue
Bsinen is Qood think You"
refund money if it fails. 25c
ARE UNDER FIRE
Investigation Asked of Charges
of Disloyalty or "Philosophic
Pacifism" by State Coun
cil of Defense.
Lincoln, Neb., April 18. Charges
that persons connected with the Uni
versity of Nebraska have proved
themselves to be un-American were
made by the Nebraska State Council
of Defense to'day, in a communication
addressed to the university's board
of regents, requesting the board to
follow the example set by other uni
versity boards, which have "taken ac
tiorf' to purge themselves of such per
"Members of the patriotic league of
the university have been rebuffed and
sneered at by those who hav failed
outwardly and wholeheartedly to sup
port their country in the most tre
mendous crisis ofits history," says
The council, after referring to a re
port that "a spirit of philosophic paci
ficism I.as obtained" ir. tne depart
ment of American history and also
in the graduate school of education,
"Behavior which is negative, halt
ing, or hesitating by anyone on the
university sti.ff in support of the gov
ernment .should nor be tolerated and
Booze Uncovered When Car
Perversely Runs in Ditch
Norfolk, Neb., April 19. (Special
Telegram.) Julius Froelich and Wil
liam Craig of Madison were fined
$100 each in justice court here Friday
for having liquor in their possession.
The men claim to have bought the
booze in Norfolk and it was unearthed
when 'the car in which they were
taking the liquor to Madison ran into
Wisner Gathers Mess Fund
For Boys Called This Year
Wisner, Neb., April 19. (Special.)
An athletic entertainment will be
given in the Wisner High school
gymnasium text Monday. night under
the auspices of the Home Guards, the
proceeds to be used in establishing a
mess fund ftr the boys called to the
colors during the coming year.
especially all teaching which is covert
ly seditous in influence upon the
minds of the students should be made
The communication to the board
of regents is signed by Edgar How
ard, acting governor; Robert M. Joyce,
chairman; George Coupland, Richard
L. Metcalfe, Sarka B. Hrbkova, Her
bert E. Couch. E. O. Weber. T. P.
LReynolds, Charles A. McCloud,
George O. Brophy, H. E. Uapp,
George E. Johnson.
Dean G. W. A. Luckey is head of
the graduate department of educa
tion, which came under the fire of
the State Council of Defense in its
officiaf recognition of the' charges of
pro-Germanism by the Patriotic
The department of American his
tory, also mentioned in the charges, is
conducted by Prof. H. W. Caldwell
and C. E. Persinger.
Traveling Men in Annual
Convention at Fremont
Fremont, Neb., April 19. (Special
Telegram.) The 24th annual conven
tion of the Nebraska divisiqn, Trav
elers' Protective Association of Amer.
ica, opened, here today with over 200
delegates and their ladies in atten
dance. At the opening session, Mayor W.
C. Wiley and President George F.
Woltz of the Commercial club, wel
comed the traveling men, and Sam
English' of Lincoln responded.
Owing to illness, President N. Stan
ley Brown of Omaha was unable to
attend. None of the vice presidents
were present and O. L. Wohlford of
Omaha, chairman of the board of di
Ross L. Hammond of Fremont ad
dressed the afternoon meeting on his
experiences on the trip to the battle
The women were entertained by
women of Fremont post at the Hotel
Pathfinder during -the afternoon. A
dinner-dance -at. Hotel Pathfinder
closed the day's prograrn.
A service flag with 130 stars, repre
senting the number of members of the
state who have joined the colors,
-hangs suspended where the sessions
are being held.
North Platte Notes.
North Platte Aphil 19. (Special
Telegram.) Lincoln county has ex
ceeded its quota of the Liberty loan
by $100,000. The committee, re-ports
subscriptions to the amount of $266,
000. The postoffice reports the sale of
War saving stamps to the amount of
$128,987.96 from Lincoln county.
North Platte has purchased $75,808.79.
Dean George G. W'are of Kearney,
will deliver a patriotic address to the
"Sammy Girls" at the Franklin audi
troium on April 22. A musical pro
gram will also be rendered.
Dodge Politicians Ready
To Shake the Plum Tree
Fremont, Neb.,v April 19. (Special
Telegram.) County politic is be
ginning to show considerable activi
ty. The filing of Dan Swanson,
former postmaster, and Joseph Rob.
erts, former president of the State
Board of Agriculture, for "nomination
for county treasurer on the republi
can ticket, adds interest to the race.
So far noemocrats have filed. J.
E. Daly has filed for the nomination
of county attorney on the democratic
ticket. Sheriff W., C. Condit, repub
lican, has filed for re-election, as has
Countv Clerk W. E. Barz, democrat.
Lodgepole Troves Loyal
" T J 1 . T i A - 1 , r, r- .
i-uugcjjuic, icu., ipru iy. vope-
cial Telegram.)-Nearly 500 enthusias
tic citizens greeted the Liberty loan
special this morning, some coming 20
miles. Lodgepole will, go over th
quota, although this community -has
many Germans, it is entirely patriotic
Lodgepole organized a home guard
last night with 67 members. Everj'
man in the hall took the oath. ,
The, mariner looks to his compass
as the infallible guide in the proper
steering of his ship. You should look
for the Bayer Cross as the infallible -guide
liyerlafelets of Aspirin
They contain the one genuine Aspirin which has been made tn the
United States for more than ten years The true Aspirin is easily
identified every package and every tablet is invariably marked)
The trademark " Aplrln"(Rer. U.S. Pat Off.) la a jnarantee that themonoetle
acideater of aalicylicayid in the tablet is or tlia reliable Bayer manufacture.
This Store Will Close at 7 P. M. Saturday
ens on &
E. M. REYNOLDS,
V.-Pra. & Gen-Mgr.
A Wonderful Assortment of Blouses
. Saturday at '5.95
A SHIPMENT just received, embracing all new
seven of which are iljustrated, sketched from tl
ette Crepe blouse
with striding barred
collar and front.
Tiny wood buttons
Smart Georgette Crepe Blouse.
Tucks and lace edging form
attractive trims. Colors of white
Clever" model of Georgette
Crepe, round collar side f asten
ing. Pretty design worked with
silk embroidery and cut steel
beads. Colors white, turquoise,
blue and bisque.
Come and buy with confidence for the blouses
are of the highest character.
It will be profitable to anticipate
. , future blouse needs.
A Very Special Showing
Smart Spring Suits
OF coarse, you can secure a good suit here at $2
Don't think because other things have advanced beyond expectation that
you cannot secure a smart serviceable suit at that prioe any more.
To the contrary, we are demonstrating every day that our assortment of
suits at .$25 still retains all of its former characteristics one of which has
been to provide the best $25 suit value in the city. Remember also that
the styles are duplications of much higher priced models.
' Developed of serge, gabardine, poplin, and black and white checks. All
sizes for women and little women.
We consider this offering big enough to give it an extra
large space in our ad, because the values are worthy of extraor
Unusual merchandising methods and for
tunate purchases have brought about this
blouse feature Saturday.
The material alone is worth practically
the price quoted. The blouses are especially
well made of splendid quality Georgette
Crepe, variously trimmed with silk floss em
broidery, steel cut beads, dainty lace and
combination embroidery and beads.
Special tables have been
g;iven over to the Display
and Sale of these Blouses.
This blouse comes in
white, tea rose and
crepe. Button and
embwidery trim. A
splendid value at
crepe blouse in white
with Poilu blue collar and
cuffs. Conventional design
worked in silk floss and
beads. Side fastening, $5.95
Striking Georgette crepe
blouse. Silk floss, beads and
gpld thread trimming. Colors, J
pink, white and maize, $5.95 I '
Georgette' crepe blouse in flesh, white and
maize colors. Conventional design worked
in silk floss and beads. While collar
and cuffs, $5.95. '
Saturday--An Assortment of
' at $1.00
IT IS not an easy matter now-a-days to secure undermuslins at i nn o i
, foresighted woman who anticipates a season FstfigjSg
price may consider herself very fortunate. udy at this
Included are night gowns, made of soft white muslin daintily trim-
lace and insertion and one model edged in pink b.tiate.TSd7b?w
well made andytnnimed with lace and insertion. Petticoats of RT.iS i
it, -mslu, row. and row, of Lee and tartion. C t j'Si
lay. Very exceptional values. unaer-
Wash Satin Camisoles, $1.00
insertion!811118016 Wash Satin and
PATTERN HATS FORMERLY UP TO $25 SATURDAY CHOICE, $10
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