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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY -AUGUST 7, 1918.
Victims" of Mysterious Tragedy
in Canova, VS. I)., Were
Well Known in Saun
-Fremont, Neb., Aug. 6. (Special
. Telegram.) All ' they parties con
cerned in the myste'rious shooting,
i in which three persons were killed
: in'a hotel at Canova, S: D., are well
, ?. . known in Fremont and Cedar Bluffs.
, John R. Williams, former Cedar
Bluffs barber,s is a member of a
-prominent and wealthy family.' His
; father, John Williams, owned and
'operated a large farm near Cedar
Bluffs for years.
v Mrs. Dexter, one of the murdered
women, is the divorced wife (Wil
liams, wiile the other woman has
fceen living with him as his wife
eince the Williamses were divorced.
Williams and Mrs. Dexter met in
Fremont about a month ago in an
effort to settle a dispute over equity
o . i i - ii
in l oaunucrs county laun. ii ib
t "claimed by relatives that Williams
j . . j i u i.jii n.....
acciareu ne wuuiu mu mis. wici
after her refusal to make a settle
ment. Relatives assume that Williams
rn tn Pannva tn (nret Mrs Dpxter
to make a settlement. Mrs. Dexter.
it is said, obtained an interest in the
t Williams estate in Saunders county at
'the time the couple were divorced.
The woman who lived with Wil
liams as his wife is said to be a dis
" tant relative and went with Williams
to Canova in an effort to secure a
Since leaving Cedar Bluffs about 12
' years' ago, Williams has been working
A at the barber trade in Omaha and
was about 45 yeaYs of age. Up to a
month ago he is said to have been
employed in Omaha. Mrs. Dexter
was about 40 years of age and was
held in high esteem by her friends
" and relatives.
Verdict of Jury.
Canova, 5. D., Aug. 6. A coroner's
-l . ' 1urv summoned to investigate the
triple shooting tragedy in the Koyai
- - hotel here last night decided that Mrs.
F. M. Dexter, wife of a Jocal banker,
was shot and killed by the woman who
If save her name as Mrs. J. L. Williams,
oP Anderson,, Mo., and that Mrs. wu
liamYin turn was slain by Williams,
who then killed himself, firing a bullet
. into his right temple. ,
A settlement in connection with cer
tain money, said to have been ad
vanced by Williams to Mrs. Dexter,
divorced wife of Williams, for the
care oftheir two children, was sought
by WilHamsi it is asserted, and led
to his coming to Canova. Williams is
alleged to have sought to recover
some money paid for the support of
two children by their former mar
riage, Elizabeth Williams, 14 years
' old, and Delbert, aged 19. A quarrel
at the hotel followed, which resulted
in the shooting.
Williams married her in Linccln,
; Neb., in 1897, according-to a local at
torney who obtained the divorce. At
that time Williams was a barber.
After Mrs.tWilliams was granted a
divorce, Williams married a domestic
' in his former home. Williams, accord
ing to the local attorney, had made
several demands for money from Mrs.
Dexter since their separation.
Beatrice Man is Charged
with Kansas City Murder
Beatrice, Neb., Aug. 6. (Special)
Grover Pence, a barber of this city,
i i im namd Frazier ar heinar
held at Kansas City for the murder
of a Pinkerton deteative at that place
last week The-fbody was found in
vtj Ieyv Pence was raised on a farm
"near this city and worked here last
winter. He has engaged Judge Haz
lett of this' city to defend him. The
preliminary hearing' is set for Au
gust 10. -'
. Mrs.' Elizabeth Grabowskj of Glen
over yesterday received a. message
- from' the War department at Wash
ington stating that her son, Sergt
Albert Grabowski, had been severely
wounded in action on the western
froht in France on July 18. Sergeant
Grabowski is a member of Tehth field
artillery andjeolisted June 5, 1917, He
is 26,years of age. -'V ,
The Union Pacific "company has
discontinued its motor service be
tween Beatrice and Manhattan, Kan.
- The cars running between Beatrice
'and 'Lincoln - were taken off a few
weeks ' ago.
U. S. Jackie From Edgar
v. ; Sunstruck on His Ship
Edgar, Neb., Aug. 6. (Special.)
William Moheng received word Sat
urday that his ,son, Paul, who is a
volunteer Jackie on the United States
ship, Orion, had been sunstruck. He
.was taken to the hospital and not be
ing able to; write word was sent to
Mr. Moheng by one of his com
panions.., No further particulars were
given. . ' '
- Farm Exhibit Prizewinner
Plans on Leaving N ebraska
Table Rock, Neb., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) Arnold Martin returned home
from Montana recently. He has dis
posed of his 20-acre farm near Du
Bois, and will move to the state of
Montana some time, this fall, where
the family will make their home. Mr.
Martin is making preparations, how
"ever, for agricultural exhibits af sev
eral places this fall before ' leaving
" for his western home. He has spent
some time in Montana and is quite
enthusiastic over the prospect in that
country. Mr. Martin has been1' suc
cessful in placing Pawnee county on
. the map, ana will be' greatly missed
in the agricultural regions of Ne-
braska. , . v ' ' '
Land in Pawnee County
: J Sells at Good Prices
:. Table' Rock, Neb., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) -George Acton farm, consist
ing of one-half section, in -'Mission
Creek precinct, has been sold for $32,-
0. The George" Haymaker farm,
a short distance west of Pawnee City.
lias been sold to F. B. Brinkman of
Syracuse Neb., for $150 per acre.
The ownei of the Haymaker farm has
purchased the A. B. Edee farm, jusl
northeast of Pawnee City, consisting
ci one-nan section, tor .w.uuu,
Custer, County Sheriff
Nabs Moonshine Outfit
Broken Bow, Neb., Aug. 6.
(Special Telegram.) She-riff Wil
son broke up a moonshine outfit
about 20 miles north of here' late
yesterday afternoon when he ar
rested Peter C. Melterson on a
charge of manufacturing intoxicat
ing liquors without a license. The
liquors manufactured were beer and
Melterson's outfit consisted of an
automatic brewers' press. ' The
liquofwas made in a cave back of
Melterson's house. Melterson has
signified his intention of pleading
SHUMWAY GIVES .
LAND LEASE VALUES
Land Commissioner Prepares
Statement Showing How
Jhey Have Changed in
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Special.) Land
Commissioner Grant Shumway has
prepared a statement covering land
leasing values for 10' years, in re
sponse to an inquiry made by Addi
son E. Sheldon, director of the state
legislative reference bureau.
During the biennium of 1907-08 14
counties were reappraised returning
increase of valuation of $549,987.07 or
an annual increase of rentals of $32,
993.82. The total income from land
rentals for that biennium was $334,
061.87. During this period the state
sold 77,375.46 acres for $1323,022.91.
Sale Price Was Low.
During the four years from 1909 to
1914 no reappraisements of school
lands were made except for sale or
releasing purposes. During this bien
nium of 1909-10 the income from rent
als on school lands was $335,385.29,
and 54.825.35 acres were sold. During
the 1911-12 biennium the rental in
come was $328,432.84 and 26,014 acres
were sold. According to Commission
er Shumway there is no telling the
price from the reports the land sold
for, but it is estimated that it prob
ably averaged $7 per acre.
During the biennium. 1913-14, seven
counties were reappraised showing an
increase of $228,488 or a rental in
crease of $17,309. There were sold
19,243 acres for $256,000 or $13.30 per
Increase From Rentals.
The total increase from rentals was
$343,375. During the second bien
nium 19 counties were 'reappraised
showing an increase in value of $465.
165. and a rental increase of $27,910.
The total income from school lands
from rentals was $389,955 for this
biennium. There were 18,224 acres
sold for $250,000, an average of $14.26
In the last one and a half year's
valuations have advanced $1,595,733,
and the annual increase injrentals $95,-
804. During this period 7,l-4 acres
have been sold for $405,265, an aver
age of $14.94 per acre.
Plattsmouth Soldier Is
Given Military Funeral
Plattsmouth. Neb., August 6 (Spe-
iaU Yesterday at the St. Paul's
Discooal church in this city was giv
en the first military funeral of the war
when Aueust Hesse, an enlisted man
who joined the colors January 22,
1918, was buried, lie went to Kelly
Field as a member of the aviation
corps. He was taken ill and was trans
ferred to Greenville, c, wnere ne
continued to grow worse. He was
taken to the military hospital at At
lanta. Ga.. where he died July 27. The
remains reached here August 3. The
body was given full military burial at
Oak Hill cemetery west ot this city.
Sunday Robert McCleary, who had
taken a trip to St. Joseph from Weep-
iiior YVatpr rptnrnpH with fwn sacks
of whisky, which was soon discovered
bv Sheriff Quinton. loday in county
court Judge Besson fined him $100 and
costs on two separate counts, making
in all $210.30.
Three cars have been captured con
taining whisky and today in the dis
trict court a hearing was held to de
termine the rights of property, as
some Omafia parties claimed a mort
gage on the cars. The decision will
be handed down by Judge Begtey
Three Richardson County
Pioneers Died This Week
Falls City, Neb., Aug. 6. (Spe
cial.) Stephen Sloan, a pioneer of
Richardson county, died at Norcatur,
Kah., Sunday, aged 88 years. The
body was brought to Verdon, today
and the funeral held at the residence
of William Sloan.
M. B. Jones died at his home south
of Falls CityySaturday. He was 75
years of age. V
John Huebner died at -the home 6f
his son. William Huebner, living,
eight and one-half miles northwest of
Falls City Monday. He was 65 years
of age. The funeral will be held from
the home at 2:30 o'clock Wednesday.
Brown and Rock 0. E.
Long Pine, Neb;, Aug. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Two inches of rain in
Rock and Brown counties Monday
night. Threshing is - well started.
The yield of oats, rye and wheat is
above the average. The corn crop is
in the best condition in .years. Pota
toes will be well above the average
The corn and potato crops now e
assured.. Hay is of good quality, but
some pastures are short. Stock is
doing extra well.
A Cool Breakfast
for warm weather
if you eat
KNOCKS PPLICY OF
Registers Objection to Three
Mill Levy on Ground It Does
Not Adequately Provide
- for Expenses.
From a Staff Correspondent.
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Special.) State
Treasurer George Hall is not in sym
pathy with the attitude of other state
officials upon the state board of assessment-who
persist in making a
state levy for general fund purposes
so low that there always is danger
the state may have to register war
rants at any time.
Mr. Hall said today he could never
get over the idea that the state
should be run on the same business
principle a man would use in bis own
affairs. "No man would do business
very long," said Mr. Hall, "who did
not provide a surplus to tide him
ever in case of reverses. A small
levy of the fraction of a mill would
hardly bt felt by the average tax
payer, yet it would raise enough
money each year to provide for an
Money Chests Full.
The republicans had been making
a levy sufficient to cover what was
needed. When the democrats came
into power a large sum of money
was due the state from county treas
urers. Mr. Hall made an order that
this money should be paid in monthly
with the result that the new admin
istration had an abundance of funds
on top of the levy made by the re
publicans so that the first time the
democrats had to make a levy they
could cut it down for the republicans
had provided an emergency surplus.
This has enabled the democrats to
cut the state levy down each year
and as the state has been prosperous
there has been no trouble. Suppose
that this year or next year, when the
taxes have tobe paid, there should
be a crop failure, as sure as fate the
state would have to go on a warrant
registering basis and the finances
would be in bad shape.
Why Levy So Smalli
This year the bbard is enabled to
make a three-mill levy because the
national guard appropriation and one
or two other appropriations have not
been used. The amount gbing back
into the general fund will be approx
imately $250,000. On the present as
sessed valuation which is estimated
to be $368,000,000 it would take a half
mill levy to raise this amount.
On top of this the board in making
its levy did not figure in a national
guard estimate or an estimate cover
ing other items which were not need
ed the past year so that if the usual
condtiions existed, the board would
hot have the $250,000 lapsing and
would have to provide an equal
amount to cover what the state would
require under usual conditions. If
the state were running in an ordi
nary manner the board would have
been compelled to make the levy at
least one mill higher in order to meet
Young Woman Hurt
When Car Turns Turtle
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 6. (Special
Telegram.) Miss Ada- Dunn is at
the home of her mothe;-, Mrs. Nina
Dunn, suffering with cuts and bruises
sustained when the automobile in
which she and Miss Laura Hilliker
of Fremont and Chester Doty of
Omaha were riding went into the
ditch and turned over, a mile west of
Miss Hilliker and Mr. Doty escaped
with slighthurts. Miss Dunn was
pinned beneath the car, where sheye
mained until help could be summoned!"1
The car was badly damaged.
Two Men Killed at Lincoln
, When Fall Off Scaffold
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Special.) One
man was killed and another injured so
that he died' in a local hospital today
when a scaffold board tipped on
which the men were standing while
painting the outside wall of the Bur
lington station. W. H. Panticost was
killed instantly and M. S. Durham
sustained a fractured skull which re
sulted in his death.
Duncan Begins in New Place.
Lincoln, Aug. 6. (Special.) J. F.
Duncan of Osceola, appointed as
sistant state superintendent by State
Superintendent W. H. Clemmons, to
fill the vacancy caused by the resigna
tiorr of A. H. Dixon, has begun work.
Montgomery, Mo.n Aug. 6. Speak
er Champ Clark, for the 13th time,
was renominated for congress in the
democratic primary in this district to
day without opposition.
Many ailments are caused
by stomach weakness.
- Faulty digestion leads to
biliousness, sick headache,
dizziness, sallow skin land
eruptions. Maintain a
t healthy " Condition of the
stomach and you will get
rid of the chief cause of your
sufferings. Do-not neglect
the laws pf health. Keep
stomach, liver and bowels
I in order by timely use of
feUmrywatwa. Ib 6mm, 10. U
the Sweltering Heat
Imagine t tiny, poorly-nourished
child, tossing fitfully on the bare mat
tress in a tiny, sun-baked room of a
home of poverty. v
Perhaps the father has deserted the
mother, or maybe he is dead. The
mother struggles alonfc doing whatev
er she can, and sticking to her chil
dren ywith the devotion that is part of
the crown of motherhood. .
It is a hopeless struggle. Into this
home comes the visiting nurse and she
is backed up by The Bee's Fund for
Free Milk and Ice,
She finds the family in dire need
and really deserving. The order goes
out for pure milk for that little baby
and other small children. Ice is de
livered, tpA and the family is soon
on the way to health and comfort.
You can imagine these days how the
poor must suffer, especially the help
less little children of the poor.
You can help them, by giving c lit
tle money to this fund. It is a privi
lege. Any sum, f r,om 10 cents to $5.00.
Send or bring it to The Bee offe.
Previously reported $732.42
Joseph W. Colwell 5.00
George Wiley Taylor, Well
fleet; Neb 2.00
R. Hood 1.01
"In His Name 1.00
A Friend of Babies, Benedict,
Mary E. Peck 5.00
Total .x. $748.43
FOR U.S. SENATOR
Allen Named for Governor of
Kansas by Primiry; Folk
Leads Wifley In Mis
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 6. The nomi
nation of Governor Arthur Capper for
United States senator and of Henry
J Allen for governor on the republi
can ticket in today's primary was in
dicated on the face of returns received
here early tonight.
On the democratic ticket it seemed
apparet that Senator William M.
Thompson would be renominated and
the indications were that W.C. Lan
son of Salina would be nominated for
The vote was light in most sections,
in some instances being less than 50
per cent of the registration.
Wayandotte county, the most pop
ulous in the state, gave Allen for gov
ernor a large plurality.
Folk's Nomination Conceded.
St. Louis, Aug. 7. William C. Con
nett, one of Senator Xenophon P.
Wilfley's campaign managers, this
morning conceded the selection of
Joseph W. Folk, for the democratic
nomination for United States senator.
Speaking for Senator Wilfley Con-
nett congratulated Folk and promised
him his hearty support.
On the republican side the early re
turns showed Judge Selden P. Spen
cer of St. Louis, and Jay L. Torrey of
Fruitville, running in close race for
the senatorial nomination. .
Results in the congressional con
tests were considerably in doubt. The
defeat of Representative Dorsey W.
Shackleford by William L. Nelson, in
the eighth district, was indicated by
latest returns. In the, fifth district,
Kansas City, Representative William
Boorland seemingly has been defeat
ed for the democratic nomination by
William T. Bland.
Senator Owen Renominated.
Oklahoma City, Aug. A. Early re
turns from over the state indicate
United States Senator Robert L.
Owen has been renominated by a
Scattering counts from all sections
of the state make practically certain
the nomination of J. B. Robertson,
Oklahoma City, for governor ort the
No returns on the republican gub
ernatorial candidates are yet avail
able. St. Andrews-by-the-Sea
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PRIMARY, AUG. 20.
NEW ARMY BILL
Crowder Explains Measure to
Senators, but Is Unable to
Give Reasons for Haste
, t .
Washington. Autr. 6. Broader Di
visions for exemptions have been writ
ten into the new man power bill, now
before congress, so that the nation's
war industry fabric may not be up
set by unduly large withdrawals of
men over 32 years of age for military
Provost Marshal Generat Crowder,
appearing today before the senate
military committee, explained that he
had deemed it advisable to make pos
sible a more ifoerai interpretation ot
the Jaw and prevent the induction into
the army of many men performing es
sential work at home and yet not ac
tually in industrial occupations.
Chairman Chamberlain announced
that the committee had decided to ask
Secretary Baker and General March
to make statements.
General March is expected to ap
pear tomorrow morning.
"The committee desires to ascer
tain," said the senator, "why they are
in such a hurry now to have this draft
bill passed when before they said
there was no hurry."
General Crowder told the commit
tee today that he did not know the
reason for the haste, but that he was
merely carrying out orders.
Opening hearings of War depart
ment officials on the bill immediately
after the re-assembling of the house
on August 19 were planned today by
Chairman Dent of the house military
Waihtnglon, Aug. . (Special Telegram.)
Mayme C. Nation haa been appointed
poatmaiter at Endloott, Jeffenon county,
Nebraska, vice Mamie H. Jonea, resigned.
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1 1 a-SM--aB-----am v
White Wash Skirt
At Nearly One-Half Reduction
Regular $5.00 White Gabardine
Regular $6.00 White Gabardine
Regular $6.50 White Gabardine
CDH-0! All accumulation of about 150 odd Skirts from our heavy sell
aJl HilrLi ihg of white skirts during the past month enough to insure-
finding your size and style all fresh and clean. Splendid
Skirts that sold at $1.50, $1.75 and $2.00, for a quick
one-day clean up, to close at
For the Hot Days
' : " Class Furs. There is a great saving if you intend buy
ing. BUY NOW and see the difference at a glance-of Brandeis'
way of giving VALUE. ; ,
WORK IN IDAHO
Governor Request to Send
Troops to Coeur D'Alene;
Defense Council Declares
I. W. W. Back of It.
By Associated Press.
Boise, Idaho, Aug. 6. A request
for troops in the Coeur 'D'Alene
mining district was madeVoday in a
telegram to' Governor AlexanderWbm
six of the biggest lead and zinc pro
ducing mines in the northern part
of the state.
All of the miners at the Morning
and Gold Hunter mines have quit
work, and the strike threatens to
spread to the'other producing proper
ties which furnish nearly 40 per cent
of the lead output of the United
As majority of the strikers were
earning from $7.65 to $11.65 a day on
contract work. They struck for an'
8-hour day from portal to portai of
the mines, a pay day twice a month
and a Sunday off on pay once each
The mine owners and the Shoshone
defense council declare that the I. W.
W. is back of the walkout. One-third
If you are troubled with sleeplessness
at night loolqto your digestion. Drink
no tea or coffee for a few days, and take
a dose of Chamberlain's Tablets to im
prove your digestion and see if you are
not all right. Adv. ' -
Now is the time to get your white skirts, for we are l"l
offering them at prices even lower than the JulyJ
sale prices. Ana tney are no. oia stock an are
fresh and clean, from recent purchases. The pres
ent weather makes this a very timely sale. You'll
( need more wash skirts and you can afford to buy
several at the prices quoted.
All the "newest models worn this season, well tail
ored, guaranteed to launder perfectly and not to
shrink. We have them in a great variety of pocket
designs, with the new belts and white pearl buttons.
divided into three groups.
fcovely Voiles, Cot
ton Crepes, Gingham,
Linens and Tissues. At
tractive Styles with
daintyx Collars, Cuffs
and Fichus of White
Best values of the
Season at very low
prices for clearance.
Special Lots of New
Figured Voiles in dark
but cool dresses attract
shoppers for morning
wear. Others in dainty
shades for dressy occa
Prices, $10.75 & $15.75
Not necessary to say a word to the wise. They are al
ready taking advantage of our great offerings of High-
New Trial Denied to
Harrington, Is Ruling
7 Of Wade at Des Moines
Motion for a new trial made by
Michael F, Harrington of Omaha
was overruled by Federal Judge M.
i"h. - Wade at Des Moines Tuesday,
Harrington had been convicted m
Judge Wade's court at Creston, la.,
last March of conspiracy to obstruct
justice. f j
Harrington, whose former home
was in O'Neill, Neb., was retained
to defend Charles C Anderson of
Ainsworth, Neb., who was accused of
violating the Mann act against white
slavery. During the course of the
trial Harrington was accused of at
tempting to prevent some of the gov
ernment's witnesses who lived in
Iowa from testifying. Anderson aft
erwards pleaded guilty and was sen
tenced to two years in the federal
prison at Leavenworth, Kan.
Harrington, who was convicted,
made a motion for a new trial on
June 20. In Omaha last night he
said that he had received no official
notification that his motion for a new
trial had been denied. As soon as he
is notified, he said, he will at once
appeal the case to a higher court.
of the strikers are of draft age.! They
were called before the defense council
and told to work or fight. When
they refused to do either the defense
council adopted a resolution declaring
them to be disloyal, and urging the
draft board to place them in Class 1
and induct them into the army at
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