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AGAINST THE BEE
Officers Whitewashed Say
I Reputations Have Been
Hurt by Published State-
ment They Were Drunk.
THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY, JULY 2, 1919.
Detectlvu George G. Armitrong
and John Herdzina, who were
Vhite-washed" last week at the city
council investigation regarding their
activities in connection with the Mrs.
Thomas Brown case, yesterday filed
lijit in district court against The Bee
Publishing company and Victor
Rosewater for $10,000 damages each,
alleging that the statement of Roy
Kelly, published in The Evening
Bee on June 16 was "false and de
famatory." Kelly's statement de
clared Armstrong and Herdzina
were drunk when the raid was made.
Detective Armstrong also filed
suit for $10,000 damages which he
says he has suffered through pub
lication in The Evening Bee of June
;16 of an article which stated that
he was mentioned as co-respondent
in a divorca suit filed in district
f The officers made no explanation
In their petition as to why the police
never arrested Roy Kelly, the boot
legger, who declared that the raid
On the Brown flats was framed up
and that the officers were drunk at
the time it was made.
Neither did they admit of having
"seen Kelly" since he was allowed
o escape at the time of the raid.
nor made any mention as to why
he was not produced at the hearing
by the police.
The attorney named on the peti
tions of both Armstrong and Herd
zina is one Frank A. Peterson.
There is no attorney by that name in
the complete list of attorneys
printed in the district court trial
docket, nor does the name appear
in the directory or telephone book.
Lawyers stated that they knew of
no such attorney here.
Notices for The Bee
Church Page, Must Be
Sent to This Office
Owing to the closing of the
Omaha Church federation office, it
will be necessary for churches and
ministers having notices and sermon
topics for the Saturday afteronon
church page to send them directly
to The Bee office. All matter for
this page must be in the office not
later than Friday noon.
Boy Seriously Hurt When
Hurled From Father's Car
Alfred McKinney, 3-year-old son
of J. A. McKinney, 2511 Decatur
street, was seriously injured when
he was hurled from an automobile
driven by his father shortly after
noon yesterday. When the father
drove away from home the little boy
climbed on the running board of the
machine unknown to his father and
held on until the car reached Twen
ty-fifth and Hamilton streets.
Shouts of bystanders after the boy
fell from the machine first attracted
the father's attention to his bov.
The lad struck the pavement on his
head. Physicians at the Wise Me
morial hospital, where he was taken,
say his injuries "are serious.
Former City Prosecutor Ar
rested On Complaint of T.
B. Murray Not Arraigned
In Police Court.
John M. Berger, former city
prosecutor, arrested Monday on
complaint of T. B. Murray, present
city prosecutor, charging vagrancy,
was not arraigned in police court
The complaint against Mr. Berger
was marked "discharged." No hear
ing of the case was held. The ar
resting officers, Detectives Sutton
and Palmtag, were not present for
Prosecutor Murray took exception
to the story of Berger's arrest print
ed Monday in The Bee in which it
was stated that tv.e arrest was the
climax of a feud between the two
Mr. Berger said yesterday he was
not in the alleged disorderly house
at 617 North Seventeenth street
which was made the basis of his
Sunday night, he said, he was
called by a woman at 615 North1
Seventeenth street, the house next
door to the place raided by Detec
tives Sutton and Palmtag, who told
him her husband was creating a dis
turbance and wanted his advice
about calling the police.
He was seated on the porch talk
ing to the woman, Mr. Berger said.
The Bee's Fund for I
I Free Ice and Milk I
The three contributions received
yesterday all came from mothers in
Perhaps they know just how im
portant pure, cool milk is to the
welfare of little babies.
And there are so many of the ba
bies and small children in Omaha
who cannot have this necessity be
cause of circumstances for which
they are not to blame.
The Bee's fund provides a way
Scores of little ones are now de
pendent on this money from day to
day. The fund needs every cent it
There is no waste to it, no "over
Can YOU afford something for
this great purpose? If so, mail it
or bring it to Ihe Bee oince,
Omaha, Neb. And we thank you on
behalf of the little ones.
Previously acknowledged. .$242.50
Mrs. D. W. Zeigler, Mon
roe, Neb. 2.00
Mrs. John Aird, Center,
Mrs. Harriett A. Riley, Al
Cod nfgftts, mountains, turquoise sky, motoring, golf,
hiking, camping, fishing, bathing. See Denver's Moun
tain Parks and Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes).
Plan your trip via Denver the Gateway to 12 National
Parka and 32 National Monuments.
SPECIAL EXCURSION FARES
FRO 171 OMAHA $J)C.50
TO DENVER AND RETURN u W
Now in effect. Good returning nntil Oct. 31. Stop-overs
allowed tt Denver and aH Western points on all round
Visit Rocky Mountain National Park (Estes) and
Denver's Beautiful Mountain Parks
JThe most delightful scenic mountain motor trips in
the world. Enjoy outdoor sports, camping, hiking,
fishing, motoring, golf, tennis, bathing and horse
back riding in a delightful climate, with vitalizing
air, sunny days and cool nights. , .
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that tell where to go and what to see in Colorado.
Chicago, St Louis, Kansas City, Coloro
Springs and Los Angeles .
lisiK muMM imnawr laiiaaKwi
when Detectives Sutton and Palm-tan-
vuri raidinc the house next
door. He spoke to Palmtag but did
not see button.
MnnHav morninc- he aooeared in
police court to adjust some legal
matters and was not moiesiea.
QVmrtl.r after n-nn ac lie was leav
ing a restaurant he was accosted by
Detective button ana torn ma: ne
was under arrest.
Is Immediately Released.
Pn1i Tnrlcre Fnster fixeH bail at
$100 and he was released immedi
ately. Judge Fitzgerald said yesterday
the case against Mr. Berger was
dismissed for lack or evidence.
"Do you mean lack of prosecu
tion?" he was asked.
"It might be both," he answered.
Mr. Berger said his arrest was the
result of ill feeling between himself
and Prosecutor Murray. The ill
feeling existed, he continued, be
cause of his activities in effecting the
release of women unlawfully held
in the city detention hosiptal.
More Omahans Arrive In
America From Overseas
The following Omahans arrived
recently in this country from over
seas: First Company. Third Air Service Me
chanics Corpi; Hufh. Slevln, 332S Blondo
Eleventh Company,- Third Air Service
Mechanics Sergt. Cillus Jortrensen, 3911
Nebraska avenue; Sergt Theodore J. Han
sen, 915 North Forty-eighth street.
Thirteenth Company. Thl'd Air Serv
ice Mechanics Sergt. Frank Kadlik,
1908 H South Eighth street.
Sixteenth Company. Third Air Service
Mechanics Pvt. William E. Ooodfellow,
HIS Grace street; Corpl. Leo Moucka,
1436 South Fifteenth street.
Nineteenth Company, Third Air Service
Mechanics Pvt. George H. Bothwell, 1608
North Twenty-ninth street.
Casual Detachment No. 841 Bergt. Roy
Saterlee, 8702 South Twenty-eighth street.
Casual Company No. 2 Chauf. Linn P.
Chappell, J13 South Twenty-sixth avenue;
Chauf. Glenn E. Clark, 1611 Maple street.
Casual Company No. (488 Corpl. Aaron
Scafer, 2802 Crose street; Pvt. Lloyd H.
Lehmer, 8216 South Thirty-second avenue.
One Hundred Forty-first Aero Squadron
Pvt. John F. Murphy, 2040 North Twenty-first
Casusl Company No. 1723 Pvt. Louts
Smollnskl, 1231 South Sixteenth street.
Company A. Tenth Field Battalion Sig
nal Corps Capt. Reese H, H attain, 211
South Thirty-third street.
.Pvt. Arthur L. Jensen, 4318 Pacific
Casual Company No. 1587 Pvt George
Lane, 8126 S street, South Side.
Supply Company No. 816, . M. C. Sergt.
Harry J Woodruff, 615 North. Forty-first
street i -
Company C, Six Hundred and Second
Engineers Pvt. Jorgen Chrlstensen, 1409
8 -Year-Old Girl Hurt
Violet Jensen, 8-year-old daughter
of J. P. Jensen, 5345 North Forty
ninth street, was' injured yesterday
when she fell from an auto truck on
which she was riding with her fath
er while he entered a house at 4605
North Thirtieth street.
Ten Thousand Cool Lakesfovite You
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Hotel, cottage, boarding
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Ask for booklet" TkeNorth-
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Ask the local ticket agent to help plan your trip or apply to the nearest
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forwarded to ns.
HAS NEGRO BLOOD
Douglas McCarry Traces An
cestry of Mrs. Clara Dwyer
in Divorce Suit; Disputes
Douglas McCarry, the father of
Mrs. Clara Dwyer, was the star wit
ness yesterday in District Judge
Troup's court in the hearing of the
suit of Mrs. Dwyer's husband,
Francis P. Dwyer, to have their
marriage annulled on the ground
that negro blood flows in her veins.
The case was begun last Thurs
day, but continued because Mr. Mc
Carry was not present. Judge Troup
announced yesterday that he would
give his decision in the case this
afternoon. Mrs. Dwyer and the
child were not in court.
He was the center of all eyes in
the crowded court room. A man of
very swarthy complexion, the front
half of his head bald, the back half
covered with straight grey hair.
He denied that there is any col
ored blood in his veins. He testified
that his ancestry was as follows:
Traces His Ancestry.
Father, a politician in Mississippi,
postmaster of the city of Natchez
for four years and sneriff of the
county for ten years and a slave
Mother, a white woman, living
now in Washington, D. C. 1523 Co
lumbia street. Her maiden name,
Mother's mother, a schoolma'am
in Massachusetts, who went south
to teach school.
Father's father, a "red-headed
All other grandparents and great
grandparents pure white.
Opposed to this testimony regard
ing his being pure white, are the
following admissions of Mr. Mc
Carry: He was cashier of the Capital and
Savings bank, Washington, D. C, an
institution operated by colored peo
ple for colored people.
He stated that he didn't remember
whether he had registered his name
as "white" or "colored" in applying
for a civil service position.
Attorney Yeiser for Mr. Dwver
asked Mr. McCarry whether he
would consent to have his photo
graph taken to go in the record of
the case if it goes to the supreme
court. Mr. McCarry said he would
The testimony given by Mr. Dwy
er last Thursday that he had never
seen his father-in-law until after
his marriage, was disputed by Mr.
"He came to the house often and
I saw him frequently." he declared
A little game was introduced into
evidence which Mr. McCarry had
invented and he declared that on one
occasion he had spent three hours
teaching his future son-in-law to
L. C. Walsh, brother-in-law of Mr.
Dwyer, testified that Mr. McCarry
called at his house about a week
after the Dwyers separated and that
he then declared he had not seen his
son-in-law before the marriage ex
cept once and then only at a glance.
Wife Asks Divorce.
Assistant Postmaster Woodward
testified that Mr. McCarry had
worked at the postoffice for several
years. But, on objection by Mr.
McCarry's attorney, he was not al
lowed to testify regarding the color
under which Mr. McCarry was reg
Mrs. Dwyer filed an answer and
cross-petition to her husband's suit
for annulment of their marriage yes
terday in district court. She asks
that she be given an absolute di
vorce and the custody of the child.
She alleges that her husband has de
serted her and failed to support her
for two years.
Because of his religion, which
would not permit him to marry
again if he were divorced, it is said
Mr. Dwyer will oppose the suit of
his wife for divorce. He is seeking
an annulment and if he secures it
there will be no religious bar to his
marrying again if he wishes.
Six Persons Slightly
Injured When Three
Six persons were slightly injured
last night when three automobiles
Monday night when three automo
biles collided at Thirtieth and Dav
enport streets. J. H. Lotts, 6549
Chicago street, and J. L. Nygaard,
2837 Burt street, drivers of two of
the cars, were slightly injured. The
driver of the third car hurried away
from the scene and was not identi
In the Nygaard car were Misses
Edna, Helen and Alice Opper, 2917
Chicago street, and E. F. Nygaard,
all of whom were slightly injured.
Police surgeons attended the in
jured, all of whom were released
when the accident was explained as
Released In Court
Gus Voss, 401 North Thirty-third
street, arrested Monday on com
plaint of his wife, who charged non
support, was released in police court
yesterday after promising to pay $10
a week for her support.
Lazy Life During Hot Months
Causes Lazy Liver
AT no other time U the girl so constant a companion of her
mother as when she ii emerging into womanhood. There are
so many questions to ask; so much she needs to know.
And school it oyer. Hers it now
lazy, inactive, carefree life. No
wonder she i( not always as lively
and at well at the should be at her
age. Let the mother inquire if the
bowels are functioning properly, for
there lies the batit of good and poor
It will usually be found that a lax
ative is needed, and none will give
safer and quicker relief than Dr.
Caldwell's Syrup Pepsin which is just
a combination of simple laxative herbs
with pepsin. Taken tonight, it acts
freely and pleasantly in the morning.
The head is again clear, the body
light. There it renewed interest in life.
A dose of Syrup Pepsin now and
then is almost a necessity foi everyone
in hot weather. A bottle can be
bought at any drug store (or 50c and
$1, the latter being the family size, or
a free trial bottle can be had by sending
your address to Dr. W. B. Caldwell
480 Washington St, Monticello, ILL
Zig Perfect Jaxatiue
White or Palm Beach Oxfords
The Ideal Summer Footwear
White and Palm Beach Oxfords are in
creasing in popularity every day. They
are delightfully cool and classy in ap
At Fry's there is a style
for you, with the quality
you demand, at the
price you want to
16th and Douglas.
that is most opportune, Wednesday, beginning at 9 a.m.
A Fortunate Purchase of Sample and Stock
Sport Coats aindl Sweaters
Knitted garments of Worsted, Silk and Fibre, the ultra fashionable summer wrap; dec
orative and protective and most convenient to take along; crushing can't hurt them.
Slip on models, Coat models, Tuxedo models. Summer shades harmonizing with any
costume. Flesh, Saphire, Turquoise, American Beauty, Biege, Gold, Purple, Navy, Old
Rose, Green, Brown, Salmon, White, Black, Sand and Two Tone Combinations.
A nil Slip-on models of fiber and
At pOUl zephyr; large collars, waist
line, all fashion features.
Af QK worsted or fiber, various
JX pO0 models; trimmed in appro
priate shades; many with the new Tuxedo front,
Af tfclad 7K Clore( combinations; solid
rl p It O shades of pure silk, others of
worsted, many of fiber; coats in this lot were
priced at $22.50.
A f 4 1 Q 7 Tricolette and pure silk; sport
l plV,iO modes and Tuxedo; some!
with the new shoe string belt ; sold up to $27.50.
Af 4.99 KCl ere s a Pk the soft
Al PW shades of quiet taste, the
brilliant hues that characterize summer dressing.
The wrap you may have coveted, but felt that
$35.00 or $40.00 was more than you wished to pay,
you may find in this lot. These are nearly all pure
Another Very Notable Sale
Including our entire stock of Juvenile low shoes. Advancing market conditions have
made it necessary to reorganize our lines of Juvenile Shoes. Present stock somewhat
broken in sizes go into this sale at prices we could not begin to match today.
They are in patent, tan and dull leathers, also white canvas.
Nothing but the product of Juvenile Specialists Highest Grade Children's Shoes in
America on tables for early selection. .
Misses' sizes, 11 to 2, sold up to $4.50-
Children's sizes, 8 to 11, sold up to $4.00-
Children's sizes, 5 to 8, sold up to $3.50
Babies' sizes, 2 to 6, sold up to $2.00
We gladly join you in celebrating the grandest
Fourth of July in history. Never has the ideal of
Liberty it commemorates had such world wide
significance as now.
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