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Generally fair Sunday
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1 St. Louis, Jan. 11. The wholesale
i price of beer made a new high rec-
rd today iwhen it went to $20 a
liarrel.f In March, 1917, it sold at
?7 a barrel and in June, 191$, at $12
find August, 1918, at $15. Prohibi
tion of manufacture is given as the
j lause.
1 ' New York, Jan. 11. The sending
o a wild west show to France to en
tertain the American expeditionary
fcrces ii being considered by Will
iam Pi Larkin, ' director of the
Knights of Columbus' overseas ac
tivities, following the offer to finance
such entertainment by F. T. Corco
ran of Fort Morgan, Colo. Accord
ing to a statement issued from Mr.
Larkin's office today, Mr. Corcoran
" offered lr taku ahrnaH fj) rnnhnvs
: seven cow cirls. 49 Indians, including
nine squaws, a few papooses and
more than 100 unbroken horses.
. ' Jachson, Mich., Jan. 11. Twelve
' convicts escaped from prison here
; 'onight through a tunnel which they
r-iei)t months in making and which
was carried under the north wall, the
; cutlet being just outside the mason
, try and timed so that it was opened
after dark.
. Three of the escaping prisoners
were captured by Ralph Mulnix, a
puard at a munitions plant across
the street from the prison, but the
ethers escaped.
" Trenton, N. J., Jan. 11. By the
, ioss of a coin here today Senator
William N. Runyon of Union
'" eounty was selected as president of
' the New Jersey senate and Senator
Clarence E. Case of - Somerset
county as majority leader, breaking
a deadlock among republicans of
the upper house which had con
' tinned" for seven weeks.
President-Designate Runyon will
H be acting governor -in the absence
;t of Governor Edge and upon-the lat-
ter's'; induction into the United
i State's senate, '
Washington, Jan. 11. Many
; : towns "want captured German can
: non and other war souvenirs for
; use as civic decorations. More than
125 bill to authorize donation, of
captured field pieces have been in
, troduced 'm the house and referred
" Jo the military committee.
Chicago, Jan. 11.-A remarkable
hen-.that laid 308 eggs in a, year is
a feature of , the' National Poultry
svw vi'ifh npe,ned today at -the
stock yards. iWhen U tht'prop-
erty of John W. Welch of Omaha,
. xt.i. iv.u.. : :a k. iii
came cock on record, a bird 36 inch
es high, is another notable entry,
itizens of Letanne Rename
Principal Thoroughfares
Because of Balloon ,
School Boys.
Omaha and the 12th balloon
squadron, trained at Fort Omaha,
have been honored by citizens of the
village of Letanne, between Beau
mont and Sedan, in France, by
'having the two principal streets in
the village renamed "Omaha street"
and "Twelfth avenue" in their honor.
This information comes to Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Cohn in a letter
from their ion, Mayer L. Cohn,
familiarly, known as "Bud." He it
a nephew of Nathan Spiesberger.
Hailed as Saviors.
"The French civilians hail us as
saviors and now that the prisoners
are being released and returning to
their homes, the scenes are heart
rending. Vt are proud more than
ever to wear the United States uni
form. In. the village of Letanne
between Beaumont and Sedan, the
people were so enthusiastic that
they renamed the streets in our
honor. The main street was changed
to 'Omaha street' and one of their
avenues to '12th avenue,' after our
company," wrote the soldier.
Had to Use Parachute.
The vounc Omaha lad had several
narrow escapes and underwent some
thrilling experiences. He. was. ob
serving in a balloon through active
engagements and was forced .to
make use of his parachute several
times. On one occasion his balloon
was shot to pieces.
The 12th balloon comoany was
cited for bravery under fire for its
part in the St. Mihiel drive, Argonne
Forest, Argonne and Meuse battles.
' "No, body of men was more en
thusiastic over the armistice than
our company. . If any outfit ever
had hardships, faced dangers and
real work, it was us, and, now that
the little fray' is over, we" are look
ing forward to our, return home," he
wrote. , . .
Packing House Employes' ;
Wage Hearings Concluded
Chicago. Jan. 11. Judge Alsehuler,
federal arbitrator, who has been
hearing testimony on the demands
of 75,000 packing house , employes
in Chicago, Kansas City, Omaha
and other cities for increased pay,
a basic eight-hour day and-recognition
of their unions, concluded his
inquiry today and took the case
under advisement It may be sev
, eral weeks before a decision is an
nounced. The hearing was begun
isovembtr 12, -
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man. kill:
Murders Family Following
Quarrel at Breakfast Table;
- Tries to Take Own ;
Life, But Fails. ;
Creston, la., , Jan. 11. (Special
Telegram.) One of the worst and
most brutal murders that has ever
been committed in -this "part of the
country, if not in the state, took
place s this morning at the old Dr.
Chapman farm, two miles north of
Prescott, la., when John R. Hoskins
murdered his wife and two step
children, a girl and boy, by beating
'them to death with a club.
The murderer is a son of Wallace
Hoskins, president of the Nevinville
bank. -
The murder, apparently, was
premeditated affair, according to the
evidence and statement of two mern-
bers ot the tamily who were not
seriously hurt. Miss Irene Hoskins,
15 years old, and Murline Hoskins,
the youngest in the family, although
both injured, were able to make
statements to the county attorney
and coroner, . The murdered Mrs.
Hoskins is his second wife, she hav
ing two children ot her own and
he two children1 by-his first wife.
Family quarrels have taken place
quite frequently from this combina
tion. - . 1
Had Domestic Trouble. '
The family consisted of Gladys
Campbell, aged 18 years; Roy Camp
bell, aged 16 years; Irene Hoskins
aged 15r Murline - HekrtfT "rtrr
youngest of the family, probably 10
or J years old; and Miu Woskws
an. his wife. , Disturbances have
taken place in the family lately and
when the children wanted to attend
the picture show or go to Green
field,. Ia.,. their - requests had (net
with a refusal from the father.
This, morning at 6, o'clock, while
the family wee gathered at the
breakfast table, the family quarrel
was. renewed because of a planned
trip to Greenfield and during the
row . Mrs. Hoskins left the room
while the rest of the family was
eating their, breakfast to get some
lard which was stored on the porcfc
outside. ,
Hoskins in Frenzy.
During her absence. Hoskins, evi
dently in a sudden fit of insanity',
reached out the kitchen door, se
cured ' a club which had evidently
been placed there for that purpose,
and immediately, began the whole;
sale slaughter, knocking the children
tight and left until all were down
and then beat the heads of the two
stepchildren into a pulp. His own
daughter. .Irene, in. trying to get out
of the door, received a glancing
blow on the head, which, inf all
probability, was not intended for
her. She succeeded in getting out
of the door and ran to a neighbor's
house, about 75 yards down the road,
and gave the alarm. ;
Hoskins, after murdering the two
children, went out on the porch,
where his wife was returning with
the lard, and immediately felled her
with the club and proceeded to
pound her to pieces. The youngest
son, Murline, also receive a glan
cing blow on the cheek, which was
not of much consequence.
After committing the triple mur
der Hoskins placed the youngest
boy upon a horse and started him
for Nevinville, some 11 or. 12 miles
away, to inform his brother of his
When Irene gave the alarm at the
neighbors one of the men folks im-
(Contlnued oa Vac Twa. Column Three.)
Irish Self-Determination ;
, - Meeting Takes Place Today
Messages from eminent citizens
throughout the state indicate wide
spread interest in the meeting to
be held in' Municipal aduitorium at
3 p. m. today, under the auspices of
The Irish Self-Determination club
of Nebraska.
Archbishop J. J. Harty will preside
and Congressman-elect A. W. Jef
feris will present Ireland's right to
have the American doctrine of self
determination as set forth by Presi
dent Wilson applied to Ireland. John
Rush will act" as temporary chair
man.; ; ; !
An, appropriate musical program
has been prepared under the direc
tion of Prof. Patrick O'Neil. Among
those on the program is : Master
Tommie JSonney, Omaha's remark
able boy, singer. Finn's Musiial
Union band has been engaged.
Socialists of Allied Nations,
Called to Meet at Brussels
. Brussels, Jan. 1.. Socialists from
allied countries will , be , called : to
meet at Brussels in the near future,
according to an announcement made
by the Belgian labor party. Among
other work to' be donewill.he the
re-establishment of the socialist in
ternational congress.
JT 1.
tfn4 aa awm.'.ala.a niltir May t. ISM. at
bmmi r. o.
adr ki al March J. It;
Place De La Concorde in
Gay Paree Like Dear Old
Fifth Ave. or Washington
"Big Vegetables," as French Call the "Big American
Guns," "Hang Out" in Hotel Crillon, Where
Everything Is U. S., From 'Phone Girl
to Cigar Stand.
(Staff Correspondent of Universal Service.)
Paris, Jan. 11. The Parisians
Grandes Legumes" the place of
denominate it the State department
Commission to Negotiate Peace, No.
To tell the truth the French have hit it off pretty aptly for their
slang a "big vegetable" is synonymous with "big" bug" in Americanese
.and this building fronting the wonderful vistas of the Concorde and the
Seine bridges beyond has veritably
diplomatic who's who these past, 10
and a little bit of Fifth avenue, with
all dropped ready-made into the
The first indication of American
occupation" one sees as he turns the
corner of the Rue Royal into the
Concords are the parked automo
biles, all trim khaki-colored cars of
similar pattern, with the letters U.
S. and numerals in white on the
doors. Never less than 20 of them,
their army chaufaurs on the seats
waiting calls. Then at the outer
dooi of the transplanted State de
partment are two sentries, without
arms, who stand .rigidly at attention
and are ready on the instant to give
the wide, sweeping salute to every
body wearing a uniform who enters.
More sentries at the door and in a
little room off the information desk
flanking the approach to the stair
way 10 or a dozen men in khaki
ready to act on summons as couriers
to pilot the visitor to his destina
tion. Once you state your business
and show your credentials at the
information desk an alert young
ster steps forward, with a salute and
waves you to the stairs.
Just Like in Washington.
There-on the first landing is a
directory to the whole building
30 or 40 names you read in the
Vashihgt6n' dispatches Secretary
Lansing;. Phil Patcheh, Ensign Wil
liam G. McAdoo. jr.; Mai. J. A;
O'Brien, Peace Commissioner
stolen goods
foii;:d through
handcuffs' key
Identification of Stolen Police
Property. Leads to Ar
' rest of two Young
The identification of a small key
tp a pair of stolen " handcuffs' led
to the recovery of a large quantity
of stolen, goads and the arrest of
R. W. Flynn, 2423 Camden avenue,
and Jacob -Wagner, Norfolk, Neb.,
each 18 years old. Detectives A. C.
Anderson and Rich identified the
key when it was found among the
effects f Flynn, who was arrested
early last night by Policeman Hon
ey, who reported having caught
him attempting to steal an automo
bile belonging to Ed E. Docekal,
2430 Evans street.
The recovered "goods belong to
Walter G. Clark company, 1408
Harney street, where they were
stolen on the night of December 4,
; A penciled diagram in Flynn's
possession, describing a path lead
ing to a "boarding house "where the
boy had rooms, led the detectives
to recover the stolen goods. ,
Couple Hurt Severely
When Struck by Auto
at Corner on Farnam
Mrs. Marie F. Kaneft, 2824 Dodge
street, widow of Ollie J. Kaneft, and
C.i Dale Marshall, vaudeville enter
tainer, 2717 Dewey avenue, were
seriously injured Saturday nigtu
when struck by an automobile driven
by A. R. Keeline, 111 South Thirty
ninth street, at Twenty-eight and
Farnam stceets.
Mrs. Klneft suffered possibly a
fracture of the skull and internal in
juries. Marshall received serious in
juries of the oack and abdomen.
Both were taken to hospitals.
Keeline was not arrested.
Roosevelt's Life Insurance
i of $85,000 Paid Promptly
'New York, Jan. "11. Col. Theo
dore Roosevelt carried $85,000 life
insurance, according to a statement
in The Weekly, Underwriter, a New
York insurance publication, in its is
sue today. The amount wasdivided
among tour companies, which
waived proof of death and sent their
checks at once in paymetit.-
I Delegates on Way.
' Paris, Jan. 11. Brazil's delegation
to the peace congress is expected to
arrive here 'on January 23, it was
announced today.. Olyntho M. De-
Magalhaes, who will head the dele
gation, is here, being Brazilian' min
ister to France,'
17 "7'
have begun to call it "La Place Des
the big vegetables we Americans'
and the official title is the American
4, Place De La Concorde. v
become the center of all the American
days. It's a little bit of Washington
a dash of national convention flavor
heart yof France.
White. All in their offices and with
military' and naval aides to ride
hard on the door. In 15 minutes of
an ordinary day you can see many
silver eagles and golden oak leaves
passing up and down those stairs
as you could in the old State De
partment building at Washington.
Telephone in every office and an
American telephone with American
girls sitting at the plugs.
A Regular Ptess Room,
lhere s even a very tidy . press
room for the American correspond
ents, with typewriters, telephones
and mimeographed statements
ready at hand. Here the recently
arrived newspaper men gather as in
a lodge room and in awed whispers
swap opinions on how different
news gathering in Paris is from
Washington. They say there are
two tons of documents, reports, spe
cial .pamphlets bearing on the war
and statistics stored in the base
ment for reference when the peace
commissioners finally put their legs
under the oeace table.
In the Hotel Crillon, a few doors
awiv. the lareest and more lmpor
tant of thq big vegetables find lodg
ing,' about; the most sumptuous and
fastidious lodgM Paris has' Ja pfr
(Continue tn'Tw Twa, Column four.)
General . Strike in Buenos
' Aires Called Off After
Another Day of Un
shackled Anarchy.
By Associated Press.
Buenos Aires. Jan. 11. The com
mittee in charge agreed 'to end the'
general strike this afternoon after a
conference with President Irigoyn
and the president of the Vasena
iron works.
Government troops turned ma
chine guns on a force of, 200 strik
ers and their supporters when they
attacked .the- postomce shortly atter
noon, dispe-rsing them. '
Twenty persons were killed and
60 woundedi in another attack on
the Vasena iron works today.
. Shooting continued . in various
sections of the city for several
hours after it was announced that
the strike had officially ended. '
The attack on the postomce was
carefully arranged- Men began to
struggle into the "building as if on
business and when about 200 were
assembled, shooting began'. " The
government's machine guns soon
put an end to this terrorism.
Two police stations were attacked
early in the day, as was also a hos
pital. A national committee of stu
dents today called on General Delle
paine, who last night assumed the
military dictatorship, and offered to
take up arms1 for the government,
but was informed that this was not
The employes of the Armour
packing interests in the suburb of
Avellaneda joined the strike move
ment this morning and attacked the
meat deliveries of the Sansinena
packing house, which supplies the
public institutions. .
The packers entrenched them
selves when the police arrived, and
the Seventh infantry was sent to
reinforce the police.
Meat supplies were taken to the
public institutions late this after
noon .under heavy cavalry escorts.
Americans Under Machine
Gun Fire on Onega River
Archangel, Jan. 11. The new po
sitions of the Americans, Russians,
and Poles on the river Onega sec
tor, were subjected to a .heavy, bol
shevik machine gun fire Thursday.
The allied positions on this sector
now are at a village about eight
miles, fn the rear of the farthest
point reached in the advance of last
week. - The withdrawal was made
in order to give the troops good bil
lets. Mask Wearing Compulsory.
Sacramento, Cal.,' Jan. 11. Com
pulsory wearing of gauze masks as
a precaution against the spread , of
influenza was ordered today, by. the
city commissioners.
JANUARY 12, 1919.
' wMM. I av&Sa3B Eccentric Soi of "Sugar
Vjmmg.":. -piAJLJ-- -SE. Of5&SBS5a Kino" of France Shot Dead
'KBCV.Jmr -H" toe Near Scene o.
Wmmm '"X;;mV .r5$vM oe sauiies Killing. ..
Members of Legislature4
To Learn of Appointments
i. At First Session Monday
Members Were Asked to Name Choice of Committees
Before Adjournment; Ellis Good of Nemaha Being
Talked of as Chairman of Ways and Means
':f'''' :::'i:L dommittee. ; Ai--r--'KO:
By Staff Correspondent. t
' Lincoln, 'Ndb4' Jin". JliWhen the
house and senate of the Nebraska
legislature meets Monday afternoon,
there will , be considerable interest
on the nart of the members to learn
how they have fared on committee
At the adjournment of both houses
Thursday afternoon, after-the inau
gural, most all of the members went
to their respective homes. Those who
remained, were the senate and house
republican members of the commit
tee on committees. That body has
been ati(work , since its-creation 'by
the respective caucuses, of the legis
lative bodies and has held numer
ous sessions. ; . . : a
Asked Their Choice. "' .
All members were' requested by
the speaker to indicate their first,
second, third and fourth choices of
committees.'' These were handed to
the members ,of the committee ,pn
committers and since' then' that, or
ganization has been engaged in the
sifting and adaptation .process. The
members ' realize' they have a big
job on 1 their hands for there has
been more or less pressure brought,
to bear to have v certain ' members
appointed to the chairmanships ofl
the more important committees.
Because of the secrecy that has
been manifested by the members
thus far, very little of their pro
ceedings haveJeaked out and fore
casts of chairmanships that may be
attempted are based on observation
of activities of candidates and their
friends and on mere conjecture.
Harry A. Foster and Robert C.
Druesedow of the Douglas county
delegation are mentioned as the most
likely candidates for the chairman
ship of the committee on cities and
towns. Mr. Foster has had pre
vious experience in municipal legis
lation as a member ot the Umaria
Spartacans Quit Fighting
After Leader is Killed
Grouns at Street Corners
Hold Excited Discussions
Which Frequently End '
in Fist Fights. ,
London; Jan.- ll.-The Berlin
correspondent of the Evening
News, telegraphing under Thurs
day's date, declares - that, he had
beard from a 'most reliable . source
that Dr. Liebknecht, the Spartacan
leader, had, been ' killed 'during se
vere machine gun fighting near the
building of the Tageblatr. Lieb
knecht 'was reported to-have been
sh" through the head.
Latest advices from Berlin report
the complete defeat of the Spar
tacans. Partisans of Liebknecht. it
is reported, have expressed the wish
to have shedding of blood stop.
Several hundred- Spartacans have
been killed in . the capture and re
capture of the Silesian railroad. ta-
Br Mall (I war). Daily. MM: luailav.
Dally t4 Sua.. tl.N: autalaa Nat. toata
charter convention. Because of his
qualifications he is being backed by
a number of friends in the house.
Mr. Druesedow is a member of the
committee on committees and has
the advantage of Being on the in
side, which with his following, places
mm in a goou position.
- To Head Ways Body.
Ellis Good, Nemaha, veterin mem.
bcr of the legislature, and one of the
leading bankers of the state, is talk
ed of as chairman of the house ways
and means . committee. '. This com
mittee deals with appropriations and
the three men .mentioned are from
counties in which state . normal
schools are located. '
J. Reid Green,, Lancaster;. A,'. J,
Jenison Clay, and J. F. Fults, Fur-
nas.'are spoken of for the ;charman-:
ship of the house judiciary commit
tee.' In the senate there is hardly
any, doubt but that" J. F. Cortleal
will head the judiciary committee,
The senate finance committee chair.
manshio is liable ' to go' to R. F
Neal of Nemaha or" Cronin of Holt.
Hostetler of Shelton is said to be
slated 'for the chairmanship of the
house claims committee, Behrens
that of agriculture, roads and bridges
to Williams, and insurance to. Ax-
tell, irrigation to Barbour, engross
ed and enrolled bills to McLeod, live
stock to Harris, labor to John Lar
sen of Douglas and education to
Gearhart or Snow, fish and game, to
Cole of Antelope.
Referring to the committee on
committees, "it operates like a pack
ed jury," said one member. Men
who are members of this committee
and who are desirous of certain
chairmanships for themselves, are in
a position to force the other mem
bers to favorable consideration of
their personal ambitions by threat-
(Contlnned oa Pace Eight, Colnnia On.)
tion by government troops, accord
ing- to late advices received here
from Berlin. The street fighting at
night was of the most violent nature.
Many bodies are lying in the station
building. - . . t
The fighting in the newspaper
quarter lasted for hours. Eighty
were killed, and many wounded. Un
ter den Linden is in'the hands of
government troops.
, Life in. Berlin, aside from .fighting
ground in the inner part of.,the city,
has been affected only slightly by
the events of the week, .according
to Berlin telegrams . received here
by way of Amsterdam.
Nearly the whole population of
Berlin appears to have resolved it
self into a vast debating society.
Small groups assemble for agitated
discussions at every street corner
and at every open space. Spartacan
sympathizers, it is declared, are not
in favor with the majority of the
population and discussions in which
they take part frequently lead to
fist fights. !
3 m hi I S '.Mb
The Conference 1 T M D fT Fl ft R
I J 0:
lUlerribers of 66th Congress
Discussing Fight; Next Of-
, ficer Sure to Be Repub
lican Party Member.
From . Staff Correspondent.
Washington, Jan. 11. (Special.)
Members ofrthe" house who will sit
m the Sixty-sixth congress are quiet
ly discussing the speakership fight
ana wonaenng it harmony will ob
tain when the caucus nominee is ore
sented to that bodyfor ratification.
One thing is sure the next speaker
will be, a republican and aggressive
harmony is what the new maioritv
will talk and-will endeavor to bring
i asked a western congressman
yesteroay it Mann would be speaker,
My folks were Yankees.' Answer
me a question first, he replied.
"Will we have an extra session?"
I told himv I could not see the
relevancy. '
"Only this, should there be an ex
tra session Mann wilr sure .be the
man. .. f '
' For eight years Mann , has" been
the republican leader -in' the 'house.
While he is not liked by everybody,
nis anility has always'been recogmz
ed ancf his'-industr? has been ohe
nomenal. No other man m congress
has 'SO' toned down, modified and
amended 'crude democratic legisla
tion so much' as Jim Mann. There
has grown up a' sentiment on both
sides of. the house that, when
change came Mann deserved the
Opposition; Stayed.
...Then again his tragic grief in the
loss ot his son, an only child, and
his heroic tand against affliction
which threatened to be fatal for
months, but now temporarily over
come, stays the active opposition of
many men. He is the best parlia
mentarian in the house.
It would take a long campaign to
overcome these , facts;, so unless
there be no extra session, or he him
self for reasons of health should be
eliminated, the fi$Idagainst Mann
would be a poor track investment,
inere are objections to certain
teatures of- his record. But what
possible candidate has not equal
n t t
nawsr tie was not strong enough
for war.. But . even ' Gillett, his
avowed opponent, voted against the
revenue bill which was to provide
the sinews of war. Other tentative
candidates, when their records are
scrutinized, will probably be found
subject to tne same criticism.
Other Men' Opinions.
uere is nowanother congress
man, who can diagnose a political
situation as well as the next, sizes
it up:
"The fight is not for the speaker
ship.; It is really who will be
majority leader on the floor. Mann
will make a much better speaker
than majority leader. The majority
leader in the next house should be
one who will be aMactful harmoniz-
er sather than a parliamentarian and
Five names are talked about for
this place.
First, Gillett of Massachusetts.
He comes from a section of the
country where republicanism is and
has been strong. -He is safe, sound
and tactful. Geography is with him
for his position. Should he be made
(Costumed oa Tt Two, Column Oo.)
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Westbury. N. Y Jan. 11.
Jacques Lebaudy, known as "Em
peror of the Sahara," was. shot and
killed by his wife as he entered her
home, "Phoenix Lodge," here to
night. Madame Lebaudy, who is 'popu
lar in the fashionable Long Island
colony, fainted after the shooting.
News of the tragedy was conveyed
to Madame Letaiudy's attorney by
her 18-year-old daughter, Jacque
line, who 'notified Sheriff Seaman of
Nassau county. Sheriff Seaman at
once established a guard over Mad
ame 'Lebaudy.
According to Sheriff Seaman, the
eccentric millionaire, who was a son
of the late Max Lebaudy, the "sugar
king" of France,' had been siparated
from his wife for several months.
Eludes Guard at Home.
About a weekago. Sheriff Seaman
said, Lebaudy visited Phoenix
Lodge and created a scene. Madame
Lebaudy then employed a guard at
the home, but Lebaudy, returning
to Phoenix Lodge at about 6;3U
o'clock tonight, eluded the guard
and entered the home.
His body, pierced by a bullet,
was found at the foot of the grand
staircase of the house. A black
grip lay beside the body.
The Lebaudy home, where the
shooting occurred, is within 1,000
feet of "The Box," where Mrs. Bi
anca De Saulles shot and killed her
husband, John Longer De Saulles,
August 3, 1917. -
Lebaudy. whose escapades had
filled columns in New York news
papers, made himself the title of
"Emperor of the Sahara," in 1903,
Shortly after his father had died,
leaving him an estate, the valu? of
which was estimated at $12,000,000.
Plants Colony in Africa.
Conceiving the idea of establish
ing a great maritime city and
"kingdom" on the coast of Africa,
Lebaudy sailed from France on his,
yacht "Frasquita," accompanied by
three followers. After landing and
taking formal possession of the
shore under the title of Jacques I,
emperor of the Sahara, he returned
to Europe and .collected a colony ot
nearly 500 persons, whom he trans
ported to his "kingdom."
Difficulties with the French, Span
ish and Swiss governments followed
and Lebaudy hauled down his flag,
three bees on a field of purple, and
returned to France. A French man-of-war
later , tools off some, of his
colonists who had been left on the
African coast. ' ' f
In 1904 Lebaudy issued, a state
ment from Brussels "renouncing his
Crown," but a year later it was re
ported that he sacrificed a payment
Of 1,000,000 francs due him from a
sugar transaction because the check
was not made out to "Jacques I, em
peror of the Sahara."
Lebaudy came to the United
States a short time later, reports at
that time stating he rhad been in
formed by the government
France that his presence there
longer was acceptable.
Committed to An Asylum.
In 1915. shortly after-ne had
a $1,600,000 suit against the Carnegie
trust company, which he had em
ployed to dispose of his holdings in
France,- Lebaudy was confined in the
state hospital, at Amityville, escap-'
ing one night to be' recaptured the
next day. in the woods near his
home. He was released by a court
order. a few weeks later.
A short (time afterward, however,
he was arrested on a charge of as
sault preferred by his wife and
again was committed to an institu-
(Contlnaed no Fur Two, Colnmn Foot.),
Nebraskan and Four lowans
in List of Prisoners Freed
Washington, Jan. 11. The fol
lowing names of Americans, who
have been released from German
prison camps and who have re
turned to1 France, were announced
today by the War department:
Lieut. Charles B. Morgan, Green
ville, Tex. . .
Enlisted men: William J. Flem
ing, Cedar Rapids, la.; Herman X. ,
Curley, Clarion, la.; Glenn Ki
Becker, Cor.ydon, la.; George ,A. .
Goeke, Waukon, la.; Michael V.
Glavin, .Overton, Neb,,,
U. S. Steamer Castalia
Still Afloat Last Night
. Halifax, Jan. 11. The American
steamer Castalia, which sent out
wireless calls for assistance this
morning saying that she was sink
ing, was still afloat at 7:30 o'clock
tonight. A wireless message re
ceived here said the crew was :.'l
oil board.