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.THE BEE; OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 5, 1918.
AT UNI HEARING;
Counsel for Prof. Tuckerman
' and Defense Council Attor-
ney Exchange Hot Words
During Loyalty Probe.
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
Lincoln, Neb., June 4. (Special
Telegram.) The hearing of Uni-'
versity of Nebraska professors .Tues
day morning was enlivened when At
torneys T. F. A. Williams and H. H,
Wilson, representing Prof. Tucker
man and the State Council of De
fense, respectively, exchanged vitriolic
verbiage which shocked many ot tne
' Williams opened the encounter by
charging Wilson with unfairness in
the inevstigation of Prof. Tucker-
-manr Wilson came back with v de
mand that Williams make a public
apology instanter, which Williams de
clined to do except tnat ne snouia De
allowed tji' same privileges which he
argued had been allowed to Wilson.
The disputatious members of the
bar exchanged opinions of each other
until the air sizzled with burning
words. Attorney F. M. Hall, for the
board, of regents, interposed by sug
gesting that it made little or . no dif
ference what these lawyers throught of
each other; that they were taking up
valuable time and getting nowhere in
their personal polemic.
. Dr. Gratz Testifies.
Dr. W. E. J. Gratz, pastor df St.
Paul Methodist church of Lincoln,
was called to substantiate the evi
dence given by, J. W. Johnson in
which the latter had said that Dr.
Luckey had said at a meeting ot me
open forum that "I would as lief
live under Kaiser William as under
Kaiser Theodore." Dr. Gratz did
not believe that Dr. Luckey had in
tended the remarks as unpatriotic but
Dr. Gratz thought at the time that
the words were "unfortunate.
In his acquaintance with both Dr.
, Luckey and Professor Caldwell, Dr.
Gratz said he did no gather the im-
. . .t -1
pression tnat enner was uisiuyai,
nor had he gained the. impression
that te faculty of the university
Law Professor Called.
G. N. Foster, for six years a mem
ber of the law faculty, said that he
had seen Prof. Aglesworth in regard
to the-purchase of thrift stamps in
March. He said tat Aglesworth had
objected to the way money was being
raised and said the rich had been the
principal influence in bringing on the
war and said they were the ones that
should be taxed.
- He said that Aglesworth said that
the government had conscripted the
young men of the country and should
conscript the wealth also. He said
illal Afittawv" ---
him warm under the collar. He did
not know if Prof. Alesworth sub
scribed for thrift stamps.
' Prof. La Rossignol was recalled to
further explain a discussion had at a
meeting of profession, in which it had
been charged that rrot. rersmger nau
expressed unpatriotic sentiments,
s Judge A. J. Cornish of the supreme
a-' court stated tnai ne naa .Dccn quuc
. closely acquainted with Prof. Tucker-
and had frequently discussed the war,
j ' t 1 J -.A
Un cross-exammauon nc cuuiu uui ic
. member that he had ever heard the
i - . f j - j t j
protessor taKe a aeciaea sianu m
: war .
..j- Mrs. England Testifies,
Testimony concerning Prof. C. E.
v'Pftrsinflrer was eiven during "the
board's late afternoon session today
fcv'fr Minnie T Ftio-lanH alsrt an
ntHMtiMi t-i niirireirv fV
' England and Prof. Persinger were
both; members of a committee of the
university's patriotic league until Mrs.
r At one meeting of the committee,
the witness said, a letter written by
the " chairman of the county Liberty
loan committee to a number of German-Lutheran
1 ministers accusing
them with refusing to attend a loan
rally, come up for comment. Prof.
Persinarer. she asserted, said that the
ministers had a right to' stay away
from the ban meeting if they wanted
to do so. I
- Mrs. England said that she had told
Persinger if everybody was a Per
singer we would be playing into the
hands of the Germans. She accused
him of being the "same old Persin
ger" referring to his attitude before
war was declared.
s May Call Miss, Davies.
'"When asked if she knew of anyone
who had heaxd questionable remarks
made she named Miss Sarah Ryans,
''teacher in the Temple High school of
, the university and in addition named
'Miss Austin Davies of the Omaha
High school, who had told her of
questionable remarks she had heard
by university teachers. Miss Davies
proDaoiy win - De summoned n tne
board considers the remarks of suf
ficient importance. , , '
At the close of the hearing this aft
ernoon H. H. Wilson, attorney for the
'Council of Defense, asked., that the
newspapers give publicity to the fact
.JiilVti board desired any person
who t had ever heard any employe of
the university make "remarks which
showed they were "passive or halting
Jn their support of thf government or
"disloyal" to communicate with the
council at once.
Grand Island Liederkranz
Society in Loyalty Pledge
Grand Island, Neb., June. 4. (Spe
cial.) The recommendations of the
committee of IS, appointed by the
Liederkranz society to" confer and
oresent plans, for the betterment of
the society, were adopted practically
without change. A statement to the
public setting forth the ; society's
original purpose, pledging its "con
tinued loyalty, and declaring its de
sjre to co-operate for the good of the
luumj, Buiic aim uauun, s to oe
made. - ;
Patriotic Service at Lyons.
Lyons, Neb., June 4c(Special.)
The Methodist church was packed
at the special service flag dedica
tion which included a fine program.
The Sunday school boys and girls
sang patriotic songs and Airs. Harry
Moseman gave a reading on "The
.Service Flag."' The Liberty "male
quartet rendered splendid selections.
Harry-A. "Martin., president of the
Methodist brotherhood made a speech
and read the names of the soldier
boys on the honor roll, which included
45 . . - : -W,' '.-.
PORT OF LINCOLN IS CLOSED;
Imports to Capital City in Future Will Be
' Handled by Customs Office in Omaha.
NOT SUBS, JUST NO BUSINESS
Charles McCjine, collector of the
port, has returned from Lincoln,
where he closed the port of Lincoln
temporarily, owing to a lack of busi
ness there. All imports in future
received at Lincoln will be, handled
through the Omaha customs office.
E. R. Becge, deputy in charge of
the Lincoln port, now is temporarily
employed in the Omaha customs of
fice, where he will remain until ulti
mately assigned to some port at the
Atlantic seaboard. ' t
Many of the customs offices in the
interior cities are being closed; be
cause of a lack of business.
Omaha Firm to Complete
$125,000 Lutheran Institu
tion in 8 Months; Gas
Rates -Before Council,
Beatrice, Neb., June 4. (Special.)
The contract for erecting the new
Lutheran hospital in South Beatrice,
to cost $125,000, has been let to
Borgmann & Nelson of Omaha. The
firm agrees to have the hospital com
pleted in eight months. Work will be
started on the building in two weeks.
When burglars visited the Dann
grocery and took $8 for the cash
register, they overlooked $500 which
was locked in the safe in the rear
of the store. The raid on five stores
netted the robbers about $80 in cash
and wearing apparel.
Expelled From War Worjc.
Fred Darrikroeger, a farmer of the
Clatonia vicinity, ,has been expelled
from the war work committee of
Gage county, following what are said
to be repeated refusals to get .behind
Uncle 5am." A petition was sent to
the defense council here from Cort
land asking that the use of German
in business houses, on the streets and
at all meetings be abandoned. The
petition is sigtied by 100 residents. .
Discusses Gas Rates.
The board of directors of the
Commercial . club discussed the mat
ter of the proposed shutdown of the,
gas company for the reason that the
city commissioners have refused to
grant the company 20 per cent in
crease in rates. The directors will
make an effort to have the commis
sioners act favorably on the proposi
tion in order to prevent a close
down of the plant, which ''has been
operating at a loss for some time.
OF BARADA NEED
Stella, Neb., June 4. (Special.)
The cyclone victims in the little dis
trict east of Barada along the Mis
souri river are in need. The Barada
people did all they could to help them
in- rebuilding and puttyig up a little
shelter, but the demand was greater
than the Red Cross of Barada could
meet and they have asked for out
side help.' The -roads delayed the
outside aid in getting to the. place.
Some of the "families had nothing left
them. ,. ,
Several Killed in France as
War Munitions Plant Blows Up
Paris, June 4. Much damage was
done by a violent explosion yesterday
in a plant in which war materials were
being manufactured at Baussens, in
southern France, near Aries, a Havas
dispatch from Marseilles reports. The
number of persons killed or injured
is large. s
MRS. BESSIE MAY STUART, 43
years old, died early Tuesday morning
at the home of her father, Stephen
Stuart, 2908 Franklin street.
MRS. EMMA SHTJB, 64 years old,
died Monday at the home" of her
nephew, M. S. Atklsson, 1810 Emmet
street Sha Is survived by her hus
band. The body was taken to Ash
land, Neb., her former home, for
MRS. MART A. PILANT, 8123
North Twenty-ninth street, died Sun
day night at her home. She is sur
vived by a daughter who had been
living with her. Funeral services will
be held at 2 o'clock, Wednesday aft
ernoon, at the First Presbyterian
church in Florence. Interment will
be In Mount Hope cemetery.
CHARLES T. LTJNDIN, 48 years
old, 4205 Pacific street, died Sunday
night from uremia poisoning. He. was
taken seriously ill last Friday. Hte is
survived by his widow and three chil
dren. Mr. Lundin was a member of
the Woodmen of the World. Funeral
seryiceswill be held at 2 o'clock Wed
nesday afternoon at the residence. In
terment will be in ForesJ Lawn ceriie-
MRS. J; W. WRIGHT died at the
hom of her daughter, Mrs. J. H.
Ramey, at Plnehurst Road, Holly
wood, Cal., aged 92 years, leaving
rour children living, as follows: J. u.
Wright, Jesse Florenee, Libbie Alme,
and Harriet Rachael. - Her maiden
name was Maretta C. Wright.
" MRS. ANNA NAPRSTEK died at
Plainview. She was a former resi
Aeni of West Point and was 80 years
of age. She was a native of Bo
fcONRAD SPENCER, ; pioneer of
Cuming county, died at West Point.
He located -there in 1865. He ac
quired large areas of farming lands
here, which are inherited by his chil
dren. Funeral Services Wednesday,
from St. Mary's church, West Point.
OLIVER PELTON died at his home
in Beatrice, Neb., after a brief ill
ness, aged 71 years. The deceased is
survived by his widow and four chil
dren. .- . -
' GEORE W. WALKER, a pioneer
of Gage cuunty( died at a Beatrice,
Neb., hospital, where he was operated
upon a week ago. aged 59 years. He is
survived by a wifo and three children.
Mr.-.Walker located on a farm near
Odell nearly 40 yaars ago, and moved
to Beatrice in 1903. 1 .
MRS. ANNIE NOAKES died at her
home in Beatrice, Neb., after a brief
illness, 47 years of age. She" leaves
her. husband and six children.
Local merchants, because of the re.
strictions of war,, regulation depart
ments and the necessity of obtaining
licenses to purchase certain materials
abroad, are recklessly ignoring costs
and are purchasing from seaboard im
porting' houses, paying big middle
men's profits ancr- passing the added
costs on to the ultimate consumer.'
These could be obviated by importing
direct even if there are certain, irrita
tions to beiet.
'Imports into Omaha nov are Cu
ban ..sugar, foreign linens, crockery
and crude glycerine.
FOUR KILLED IN
FLYING STUNTS AT
San Diego, Cal., June 4. Civilian
Instructor Stanley Coyle, 27 years
old, of Coudersport, Pa., was killed
and Flying Cadet Elwyn Chapman,
26, of Brookline, Massu was badly in
jured today when the airplane in
which they were flying grazed an
other machine about 200 feet above
Rockwell field, North Island, and fell
spinning to the ground.
San Antonio, Tex., June 4. Sec
ond Lieutenant Joseph John O'Mally,
age 26, Albany, Mo., was instantly
killed here t (lay when his airplane
went into a lail spin and could not be
righted. A companion escaped un
Houston, Tex., June 4. Private
John Earner of Philadephia was killed
and Lieutenant Elmer N. May slight
ly injured today at Ellington field
when their airplane became unman
ageable in the air and crashed to the
Montgomery, Ala., Jime 4. Avia
tion Cadet George A. Mills of Jersey
City, N. J., was killed late today when
his plan? caught fire and fell 2,000
feet near Taylor field.
Graduating Exercises at
Fremont Begin Wednesday
Fremont, Neb., June 4. (Special.)
This is commencement week at Hhe
Fremont High school. The graduat
ing exercises will be held Wednesday
eveningVwhen five members' of the
class will give their oratidhs. A ser
vice flag with 120 stars, representing
students who are serving under the
colors, will be unfurled.
Grands are Sold
1. 'That, if for any
the piano is not sat
isfactory after a 30
days' trial and In
spection in your
home, you may have
your money back.
2.. That you may ex
change it for any
reason whatsoever, '
for any other new
instrument that we
carry of equal grade
at any time within
six months, without
incurring any loss or ,
being put to anyv
3. That the Dlano
restriction or reserv-
ation for the period
of 5 years.
1. That you may take
30 months' time in '
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Etev Boot FrlDl ltNw Bmcod Prat
Fine fireplace goods atTsundertands.
Elecs Fans, $8, Burgess-Granden Co.
Prudent saving lo war times is a
hostage for' opportunities ot peace.
Play safe by starting st.account with
Nebraska Savings A LbanltAss'n, 811
a 18th St II to JS.000 received!
Entertain Employes The M. C.
rPeters Mill company entertained 133
employes at the Brandels theater
Monday night. '
Bound Over to District Court John
Gish, bellboy, charged with grand
larceny, was bound over to district
court by Police Judge Madden Tues
Divorce Is Granted William A.
Schults was granted a divorce decree
from Mary E. Schults Monday in dis
trict court, the defendant falling to
make her appearance? '
Itcn Company .Entertains Three
hundred and eleven employes of the
Iten Biscuit company were guests of
their employers vat the Brandels
theater last night.
Held For Trial Joseph Kuriaskl,
504 North Sixteenth street, charged
with "insufficient funds" at the bank,
was bound over to the district court
under bonds of 3500 each on two
Band Concert Tonlirht Fairbroth-
er's band, under the direction of Al
Fairbrother, will give a concert to
night at 8Vclock at Kountae nark.
The progfam will consist of popular
and patriotic airs.
Fined For Short. Weight H. Hor-
wich, 4708 South Twenty-sixth street,
was fined 31 and costs in police court
on information "'furnished by In
spectator Scruggs of the city weights
and measures .department. Horwlch
was charged with selling Ave pounds
of chicken feed as 10 pounds to a girl.
'Community Meeting A community
meeting will be held Wednesday night
In the Franklin school for the pur
pose of planning vacant lot garden
ing and the installation of a com-1
munity dryer for use in conserving
surplus fruits and vegetables. Prof.
G. W. Hood of the state university
To Train for Commission Clyde
L. Parsley of the Parsley Commission
company has enrolled in the navy for
commission In the naval reserve fly
ing corps. R. A. Parsley of this city,
formerly engaged in the wholesale
Jobbing business at Cheyenne, Wyo
will assume active charge of the busi
ness. Two Charge Cruelty Grace
Housky, in a petition filed in district
court, is asking divorce from Frank
Housky, on grounds of cruelty and
non-support. The couple was mar
ried December 26, 1917 at Des
Moines. Mamie Ferguson also asks
divorce from Arch B. Ferguson, alleg
ing cruelty. The couple was married
September 2, 1908. Mrs. Ferguson
the custody of a minor
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Cape May and Off
Cape May, N. J., June 4. Firing
was heard orT Cape May this after
noon and again about 8 o'clock to?
night. Small boats containing wom
en and children were reported to
have been seen this afternoon sev
eral mile? off shore by an aviator.
The report could not be confirmed.
Airplanes tonight were flying low
over the mouth of Delaware bay.
Lewes, Del., June 4. Firing was
heard off the Delaware capes to
night, but the cause of it could not
The tanker Herbert L. Pratt,
sunk yesterday by a submarine, was
hauled orf the bar on which it set- j
tied yesteiday and was towed to
the Delaware breakwater stern first.
In the Silent Drarita
Empreos At th Empress theater will
he wltneased for th last times today the
College Quintette, which, slnga th latest
popular songs as well as some old time
melodies and college numbers. Ronalr and
Ward In their comedy skit "When Tommy
Met Maggie are decidedly pleaalng and
amusing. Blood la thicker t hart water.
Thla la true In Jun Caprice- latest Will
lam Fox photoplay "Blue . Eved Marv."
which will be shown at th Empress theater
tor in last times today.
Klalto In "Selfish Yates." appearing
her tor th last ttirxa today William S.
Hart la shown In a new rol wherein ha
la pictured aa a aelt centered and egotistical
man to whom a change ot heart comes
when he falls In love with a sweet young
girl, and soma ot Hart's best character
work la shown when he portrays th feel
ings In . Selfish Yates when he comes to
realise mat he really lovea Alary Adams.
Bun "Th editor regrets havln' been
under th necessity of shootin' Deacon
Doyle, which It was th Deacon's fault, for
he atarted It, trying to shoot th editor
from York Cantrell'a room." Her is a
sample of th newspaper Bill Hart ran,
"The Glory Hole Nugget," In his characUr
aa "Truthful Tulllver" He cornea Into
town a tramp printer 'and flnda things In
bad shape. With red-hot editorials and
hotter lead, Hart portrays the cleaning up
of a tough' town. Incidentally ther la a
pretty love story involved.
Strand Douglas Fairbanks tn "Mr. Fli
It" has deserted th outdoor western scenes
to becom a popular "cut-up," a genial
philosopher who believes that It Is bis duty
to obtain happiness himself by making
others happy. In "Mr. Fix-It" Fairbanks
gets himself Into considerable trouble and
many mlxups In his attempts to clear up
the tangled love affairs of two pretty girls,
hut In th and his efforts are what he de
sires, everyone Is happy, ;
Muse Fannl Ward returns to the
screen today In a story full of pathoa which
makes "Innocent" an exceptional attrac
tion. Th atory Is adapted from th aensa
tlonal success of the stage. A news weekly
and Harold Lloyd comedy will complete the
Brandels Unci Sam as a showmsn hss
scored his first hit of th season and his
perccntag to date la 1,000 per cent.
"Pershing's Crusaders," the big United
States government war feature, la prao-
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Hipp "Her On Mlxtak," a aensatlonal
drama with Olady Brockwall atarrlnc in
th dual role, appari her for th latt
tlm today. Chicago Charlie a crook per-
auade Harriet Uordon, a wealthy helreae
to eiop with him and taking- her to a
roadhoua he druxa her. A atrugitle en
auta and Harriet etaba th crook. Only th
quick wit of th attorney lover aavea her
ftraod Pftrl JVhlt and Antonio Moreno
In th thrilling aerial drama "Th Hout
of Hate" will be ahown tonight her in
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Lnthrop William Farnum In Th Heart
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num carrlra well In his charactltatlon ot a
rough but ready American.
Hamilton Constance Talmada will be at
th Hamilton for on day only In "Th
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seen In "Magda."
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Kearney, Neb., June 4. (Special.)-
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county judge by the board of super
visors in special session. He is to
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