Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922, May 26, 1918, Page 2, Image 2
I. ) OMAHA sCUiJAY BEE: MAY 26, I9IS7 THE IVOriAN SLAYER HELD INSANE BY DEFENSE EXPERT Crcce lusk Suffering From Pcrenola at Time c Roberts Tragedy, Dr. H. W. Pow ers Testifies. (Br AhocUM Fmi.) Waukesha, Wit, May 25. Grace Lusk, completed Telling the story ol - her life at her trial for flaying Mrs. Mary Newman Roberts today and the defense immediately began the intro duction of expert testimony to prove her insane. Dr. H. W. Powers, formerly of Chicago and now a resident of Mil waukee, in answering a hypothetical question nearly 5.000 words in length, declared that in his opinion the cefendant was not of sufficient mental capacity at the time of the tragedy to distinguish between right and wrong and that she . was suffering from paranoia. j Insanity In Family. , The question recited at treat length iflss Lusk s early history, the tact that she frequently suffered from 'head aches which rendered her unable to perform her duties as a school teacher, that there was an apparent strain of insanity in her family, that just before meeting Dr. David Roberts she had suffered a nervous breakdown, and her relations with the veterinarian, Earlier in the day. the prosecution succeeded in introducing a copy of "Love and . Marriage," a book, by Ellen Kev. which Miss Lusk revised in a paper for a woman's club. Miss Lusk who was on the witness stand, Protested against questions regarding er review of this work, declaring that she had written other things, asking: "Whv don't vou brine "those up? Walter D. Corrlgan of Milwaukee conducted the cross-examination and asked additional information regard- mi the interview in a Milwaukee hotel, during which Miss Lusk had pointed a pistol at Dr. Roberts and made him swear that he would tell his wife the truth. Admits Bluffing Dr. Roberts. .. - "If he had not given the promise would you have shot him? asked Mr. Corrigan. "I don't know, I don't believe so," she answered. "Then you attempted to bluff him, did you not?" Miss Lusk attempted to qualify her answer, but finally replied: - ' 'Yes.S After Miss Lusk left the stand her aged father, A. P, Lusk. was called by the defense and testified that when te was on his honeymoon, his wife attempted to commit suicide because of some trivial remark he had made. ,More alienists will be called to testify for both the prosecution and defense when court opens Monday. j Obituary Notes .UiN HARTEH, 48. died of. heart vav miv iiuiiis vi urn urumer, J Barter, at Orson. The body will be taken to the home near Linnwood. I9UM OI LiOgHIl, ' NATHAN BROADHURST. a plo rw rancher . and financier, was t uried at Crawford, Neb,, Saturday. , lie was SI years of age and had been -a resident of Dawes county for SO isars. t 3. D. STEWART, 48, died in the yoods near his home In Wyoming, la. ,I.'o explanation of his death has been '-celved by relatives thus far here. ."Ike funeral was told at the Hennes r Y chapel, with Interment in Boss I,. .'A cemetery. CATHERINE B. BRUHN, 8-year-tli daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Lrubn, 1811 Van Camp avenue, died -.rly Saturday morning, Death was iz to diphtheria, whiah the little girl co ;tracted aeveral weeks ago, Fu xral services will be held at 2 o'clock Colonials and Oxf ords Designed by Napier Colonials are good style. Large assortment of cut steel and nickel, buckles now on display. Lace Oxfords As frustrated, in a rich shade of nut brown calf or black calf ; welt soles; 4-inch i I, i . ,, . $7 iemer uuoan wanting heel. , Price......... . Also patent leather lace Oxfords with turn sole and high French heel, at. .... $7 Cash Mail Orders Prepaid Send fer New Spring Style Book and Salf-Measnring Blanks 207 THIRD SPOUSE Z TURNS UP IN VAMPIRE CASE (Continued From Fate One.) posed of the chattels while they were still mortgaged. Mrs. Hansen-Roberts-Zellmar, de spite her many matrimonial episodes of an irregular character, never came into the limelight until she married Harvey Zellmar, private, at the Fort Omaha balloon school. Previous to that she had married, according to her own statement to Ogden and Salt Lake City police of ficials, Frank Roberts, formerly an employe of the Dresher tailoring con cern, one of the first selects to be drafted from Douglas county, and who was also one of the first to be sent from Camp Funston to the trenches on the western front in France. " Zellmar Falls Into Net While she was grieving over the absence of her quondam soldier hus band, she sought surcease of sorrow in the companionship of Harvey Zellmar. He deserted from the army and the couple, with federal agents after them, went to San Antonio, Tex., where the fickle woman tired of her most recent matrimonial acquisition and deserted him. ' She went to Ogden, Utah, where he followed her. She reported to the federal authorities that he was a deserter, and a German spy. He was brought back to Fort Omaha, court martialed and sentenced to serve a 40 months' term in the disciplinary corps at the Leavenworth mility prison. i In the meantime the woman became sick and was at the Dee hospital at Ogden for several weeks. ' Since then she has disappeared and Mr. Hansen is procuring service in his divorce proceedings by publica tion. ' "I have lost what affection I had for her," he said, "because of her actions. She is thoroughly bad, "I have adopted a little girl, whom I am caring for in an educational in stitution, and am living for her sake alone." Dr. King Entertains. Dr. Marcus L. King, Seytnur Lake county, club, entertained 30 members of the sentot dental class of Creighton University ar the club Saturday night. The Alpha Cappa chaoter of the Fsi Phi fraternity presented Sunday afternoon at Stack A Fal coner's chapel. Burial rites will be private. MRS. ELEANOR 12 I. SEARSON, 4S years old, 4024 Charles street, wife of C. B. Searson. secretary of the Mar shall Paper company, died Friday nljrht following a recent attack of Ill ness. The body will be taken to Grand Island, the former home of the Sear son family. SAMUEL R. STEEL, old soldier and pioneer settler of Johnson county, died at the state hospital at Lincoln Friday at the age or 86. Mr. Steel was a native of Ohio and served with Company O, 144th Ohio volun teer Infantry, throughout the civil war. He was married in Ohio and lo cated on a Johnson county farm in 1881. The body was brought to Te cumpeh and the funeral will be held Bunday afternoon, - Omaha i Auto Tinners 2107 Farnam St. Phone D. 3564 Expert . Radiator 1 Repairing We take dents out of auto bodies. We straighten out auto bodies. ; Manufacturers of Fenders, Hoods, Cowles, Gasoline Tanks, Oil Tanks, Battery Boxes, etc. I II II jl l4l New Colonials Exactly as pictured in patent colt or dull kid; large nickel buckle; medium length vamp ; turn sole; 2i inch leather Louis heel. A perfect fitting, smart look- thfy ing Colonial that will sure- Jn ly appeal to you. Price . . V Same in white kid, with white kid covered d J buckle and heel . . . P Same in white linen This same oxford in white Hnen with white sole and heel at $6.50 $6 M V 307 South 16th' . Street RICH AND POOR v GIYE $350,000 ' TO RED CROSS (Continued From Fa One.) more subscriptions will come in then and even later. "The impression seems to prevail in some circles that it is a mistake for this state or any community in this state to raise an amount above its quota," said State Director Tudion. "Such an impression is most unfor tunate, as is evidenced by the tele gram received from H. P. Davison of Washington and also confirmed by telephone conversation with that gen tleman. Mr. Davison has just re turned from France and other battle lines abroad, is closely in touch with the situation over there, and believes that much more money than $1,00,000- 000 will be required; furthermore, the War Council would figure, at present. on a quota of S15U,UUU,UUU instead of $100,000,000. It is absolutely certain that they will need every cent that is raised in this drive on account of the casualties on all fronts, and especial ly on account of the greater partici pation in the conflict of the American soldiers, ihe more we raise this time, the longer the next drive will be postponed, and by raising a large amount on this drive the expense of putting on another drive soon will be avoided. Nebraska Strong in Patriotism. "The people of Nebraska have indi cated their patriotism time and time again during the past two years. They have money and are liberal with it. We hope the quota in the state will be doubled and if doubled we can all figure that we are doing just twice as much good with this money as could be done by raising the quota, all of which I am sure our people appre ciate. "The people of Omaha last week had an opportunity of viewing 350 Belgian soldiers who have fought on the eas. front and are now returning to fight at home on the west front. Every man, woman and child who had a chance to see these boys will surely come through to the limit. They may not be of our own flesh and blood, but they are our boys nevertheless and are not only fight ing our fight at the present time but have been fighting our fight for sev eral years and will continue to do so to the limit Certainly every man will contribute to the greatest extent of their means. Red Cross is giving all of us the privilege of serving our country at this time and in the man Summer Frocks Of Embroidery K Cool and very lovely, particu larly when the patterns are so distinctive as these newly im-1 ported ones on view tomorrow, fl An exceptional showing of or gandy, mull and voile flour e ings; daintiest of patterns; 27 and. 45 inches wide, fl Narrow edges of organdy, voile and Swiss for collars and cuffs. fl Embroideries with colored . edges, for as little aa 35c and up to 75c a yard. Genuine Scotch Ginghams The Celebrated Dan'e J. Andersons fl It's a real pleasure to an nounce the arrival of more of these very excellent ginghams, because, as you well know, they are particularly scarce, fl Exquisite plaids, checks and stripes in exclusive color combi nations. Certain to make the' loveliest gingham frocks one could 'desire for summer days. Every piece was imported from Scotland, and -is so marked. Do not confuse Dan'l J. Anderson's with those bf domestic make. (32 inches wide), $1.25 yard. Shown in tha Basement The Best Seasonable Silks ' Taffetas that will give complete satisfaction. Fifty good shades $1.75 to $2.50. Tub Shirtings for blouses and men's shirts. Choose one of the new crepes that launder per fectly. White Silks for Skirts; satins, crepes, pongees and broadcloth silks,, $ 1.50 to $5. Many Pretty Summer Frocks For Utile People sups in ner. If we cannot go into the trench es we certainly should be willing to back these to the limit with the re lief that money only can bring." Workers Put in Busy Week. The volunteer workers in city and state drive headquarters and on the streets put in a strenuous week. Some of those in the accounting force worked from 8 a. m. till midnight Office Manager H. T. Cutler was one of these and he says splendid work was done by the volunteer office force including Mell Merklin, Nan Mur phy, Marion Towle, Naomi Towle. Franc4 Wessells, . Evelyn Ledwich, Mrs. Ben Wood, Rudolph Von Kis sell, Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Owen. W. J. Martin, Mrs. H. T Cutler, Mrs. W. A. Pixley, Al. Eggers and Mary Burke . But it is useless to continue the list of the ready workers in the cause, for it would be endless. R. M. Switz ler with his speakers, A. D. Peters Buckingham and Vive-Chairman S. S. Caldwell and a host of others were on the job continuously. Talked Themselves Hoarse And then there was the army women workers canvassing on the streets and in a thousand other places and workine in their own head Quarters, and there were the Toe Mar rows and the Mogy tfernsteins who talked themselves hoarse at the street entertainment and auctions. And they had iaz bands and all sorts of professional entertainers to help them gather in the com trora trie crowd. The newsoaoer advertisements in the Omaha daily papers were written by Z.A. Lord, assistant advertising manager of the Nebraska Telephone company. The newspapers inserted them free. Three hundred members of the Om aha fire department gave a day's pay each, totaling $900. Steam Fitters union No. 464 gave a day's pay each, amounting to $360. A little collection anions 13 -Bee reamers at the Vinton station yielded $5.75, which plainly reveals the true spirit of giving. Sergeant Havenstein Speaks To Large Crowd at Blair Blair, Neb., May 25. (Special Telegram.) Sergt. Paul A. Haven stein, returned soldier of the engineer corps with the American army in France, whom the government is send ing through the'United States in the interest of war- measures, spoke this afternoon to one of the largest crowds ever assembted on the court house grounds. The weather was ideal and the sergeant spoke in a strong voice and held the large crowd for over an hour. He was cheered continuously. Laces You'll Enjoy The newest neckwear fash ions favor filet and.Venise laces, -of which we have a splendid assortment. Real filet laces and .motifs that are most , distinctive. Be sides vals and linen tor chons, novelty laces and skirt flouncings. Helpful in planning Summer frocks. The Blouse Store We have, of course, pro vided the newest and most distinctive styles, but we have gone further. We have insisted upon ma terials in keeping with the excellence of the styles, not overlooking the care with which every stitch was ap plied. You can be assured of having blouses more than ordinarily fine and dainty at any price you may care to pay. ' From $2.50 to $35. Gloves Those that give long service and stylish pleasure to the wearer. Two-clasp Trefousse French kid of first quality, j Backs finished in self and contrasting embroideries. , Black, white, pastelN navy, and gray, $3.50. . X)ur 'special" pique a one-clasp style in white, pastel, navy and tan, with contrasting embroidery, $2.50. Expertly Fitted. White Silks For Bridal Gowns Rich, fine, all-silk materials that .are worth while in quality and modest in price. Crepe Meteor, -Charmeuse, Morning Glory Taffeta Pebble Crepe, Voile and Crepe Chenette. For the happy, sunshiny days of summer, when children are out of doors as long as daylight lasts. TI White dresses of voile, or gandy, poplin and lawns, hand smocked, lace trimmed, with tucked or lace trimmedskirts. A most distinctive selection in 6 to 12-year sizes. , fl Colored dresses, too, for less dressy occasions. Sturdy materials and sen sible styles that will prove a boon to every mother. - - fl White voile and organdy frocks, high waisted, tucked and embroidered most becomingly: 2 to 6-year sizes, with silk pinK ana Diue. Brtej Ctty News Have Boot Print .It New Bmoob Pron Eleo. Fans, $8, Burgess-Granden Co. Omabans Wed In Plattamontb Chester A. Arneth and ' Bernice Sompon of Omaha were married Fri day in Plattsmouth. Prudent Bavin la wif tlmM la a Hostage for opportunities of peace. rt a. j hii dj Brarung an account with Nebraska Savlnn Tjm.ii Au'n .411 H isth Ht fl tn tR Ann Navy Complaint Heard Nebraska miuiaiT nun complain mat the naval recruiting station tnrougn unusual activity and entmHm la niiatinv th cream of Nebraska's young manhood. a no mauer is under inv" .tigation. Washouts Delay Trains Passenger trains from the east, over the Rock isiana, were lour hours late in arriv ing Saturday morning, and those over the Northwestern two to three hours. The cause was due to washouts in central Iowa, where a cloudburst Fri day carried away sections of the trades. . . G. A. R. Memorial Sunday All Doata of th Orand Armv nf th. -Re public of Greater Omaha, with their auxiliary societies, win assemble Sun day, May 2. at 10:30 a. m., Thirty fourth and Farnam streets. Rev. Dr. Edwin Hart Jenks of the First Pres byterian church, will preach the memorial sermon. Passes Worry Rail Men Railroad employes are worried over the pros pect of the elimination of free trans portation since they began working under the'government control system. In the past employes when they went on their annual vacations have trav eled on passes over the lines of the companies for whiclthey worked. Connon Books Rrailv Knnn Th. coupon books containing admissions 10 nouns para; win De placed on sale Monday by the Chamber of Com marce. Dick TCItrhen ni nni.i Baldrlge have the distinction of be ing me nrsi 10 send their checks for books. The chamber expects to sell 1,000 books, each , containing 20 ad mission tickets. Summer Rail Ratm RnnHnl roll. road rates wilt be made to persons who desire to visit western parks the coming summer. This th infnr. matlon that reaches the local offices or tne railroads. What those rates will be no one knows, hut it r,in theV are not arolnc tn ho Innr an n former years when . people went 10 me western playgrounds at one tare tor tne round trip. vine nrepiaoo oods at underlandf Funeral of Henry C. Ostrom ' Held at Home Tuesday The funeral of Henry E. Ostrom, deputy election commissioner, who died, after a short illness, Saturday morning, will be held at the home, 5126 North Twentv-third street, at 2 D. m. Tuesdav. A son who i. at Tamn Harrison, is expected to arrive here tucsqay morning. pMPSORBELDEN - 00. For the Bride of the Month of Roses we have thought ahead and have gathered the most beautiful essentials of the trousseau. Every thing that the bride will desire and admire has been arranged in charming selections of the most "recent fashions. Brides will find their attire most carefully considered in this store. Outer apparel for all occasions. Hats, Lingerie Fabrics, Footwear, Hosiery, Gloves and all else that goes toward making a comprehensive wardrobe. May We Have the Pleasure of Serving You? The Is EPISCOPAL CHURCH INlITYfVEMEHT Great Union Meeting at Trinity Cathedral Today to Herald "Every Member" Campaign. Special addresses in every Epis copal church in the morning and a union service at Trinity cathedral in the evening, today, will start the city wide "every member" campaign in 1 Omaha. A Sunday school rally at All Saints church at 3:30 p. m. will also be a feature. Revt L. G. Wood, field secretary of the board of mission,, will deliver a series of instructions on the duty of the churchman at fellowship meet ings at All Saints' church Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday at 3 and 8 p. m. Sunday afternoon, June Z, from 2 to 6 o'clock p. m., the canvass of the parishes will be made. Today the churches in Omaha will be supplied as follows: St John's and St. Martin's, Rev. E. F. Siegfnedt; St. Paul's and Trinity cathedral, Rev. E. F. Clark; St. John's, Good Shepard and All Saint's', Rev. L. G. Wood; St. Bar nabas', St. Philip's and St. Matthias', Rev. C. C. Rollit. There will be a Sunday school rally at 3:30 in the afternoon at All Saints' church, addressed by Rev. E. F. Siegfreidt, Rev. F. J. Clark and C. L. Hopper. 'v At 8 o clock there will be a united service in Trinity cathedral. The music will be rendered by the united choirs of the Episcopal churches and the speakers will be Rev. F. J. Clark, Rev. L. G. Wood. Rev. C. C. Rollit and Bishop Williams. During the last few years a notable movement has taken place in the Episcopal church in the prosecution ot this "Every Member" campaign, having eben successfully inaugurated in a number of the larger cities, espe cially in the south and east. - Peace Treaty Ratification Issue in Roumanian Election Bucharest. May 25. The Rouman ian conservative party stands tor the expropriation of estates and the divid ing of land among the peasants. Pre mier Alenxander Marghiloman said yesterday in a speech opening the campaign prior to the general elec tion. The party favors a free, respon sible press and the election of a new parliament that must ratify the peace treaty between Roumania and the cen tral powers before considering inter nal readjustments. lhe fashion Center Jbr WjomQtv Adaptability and Imparted Ever a Source of We have an extensive showing of the newest models for Sum mer wear. Models just long "enough to confine, high enough to support safely, curving at the waist, the skirt delineates so well graceful slenderness. Redferns give a figure of much beauty, which has been St. Paul Man Essays to Make -Comeback at Age of 12 Years - George Sudhein.er, a St Paul at torney, has been a star athlete since . he was 13 years of age, butstill he isnt' satisfied. A. the age of 42 he" is prepared to win new laurels in the handball field. N Sudheimer has achieved fame as a skater, sprinter, gymnast, bicycle rider and swimmer. Like other cham pions his first effort was a faijure arid it was his determination to redeem bimseli that brought him success. 4 In. 1889 oudheimer entered a cham- . pionship skating race. He had short skates rnd his veteran opponents wore long ones. Sudheimer lost, but as soon as he was able he got a pair of real skates and his prowess was nota ble. In 1900 he won the national in door title at Montreal . McAdoo Arranging Merger ; Of All Express- Companies Washington, May 25. Negotiations are under way between Director Gen eral McAdoo and four smaller ex press companies Northern, Great Northern, Western and Canadian looking to their participation in a ! merger which already has been ar ranged tentatively for the Adams, Wells-Fargo, American and Southern ... companies. It was reported today that all the companies probably would come in and - that the combination, with George Taylor of the American com pany as president would be approved by the director general as the express carrying agency of the railroads. - Y., M. C. A. Will Give Italian ' Soldiers Athletic Training Rome, May 25. George W. Braden, national director of recreation of the Young Men' Chistian Association for Italy, announced today that he pur- " ' posed introducing into the Italian army the American system of massed athletic training, such as he had used in the American army a method by which it is possible to exercise 2,500 soldiers together. May Establish Training Camps for Army Nurse3 Washington. Mav 25 Tratn5n 'camps for army nurses may be es tablished as a result of the shortage of nurses at the hospitals here and in France. Secretary Baker recently conferred with Surgeon General Gor gas and members of the army nurse corps regarding the best, way of in creasing the number of available nurses without drawing too heavily ...... upon private hospitals. Beauty of Form by Satisfaction so easily made over that it is difficult to realize that a corset could do it. . -But there ere few like Redfern. Its accomplishments are superior. Front lace back lace 5 . as you prefer.