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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1919.
IN MURDER PLOT
STORY JN COURT
Man Relates Details of Al
leged Conspiracy With
Italian Candy Merchant
to Kill Girl.
Briej City News
His story unshaken by rigid cross
examination, Edward H. Stein, state
witness in the alleged conspiracy
to murder Emma Housechild, 17-year-old
South Side girl, related in
police court yesterday the death
details he said Joseph Tirro, Italian
candy merchant, discussed with him.
As Stein gave his testimony, the
Housecchild girl broke down. From
the start of the hearing at 11:30
a. m. till court adjourned she sobbed
Stein said the first murder conver
sation was held with Tirro July 5.
Says Offered $100.
On that date, he testified, Tirro
offered him $100 to commit the
He described a trip to the South
Sidl near the residence of Mrs. R.
C. Clifton, sister of the Housechild
girl, where the murder victim was
to be waylaid and killed.
Tirro listened stoically to Stein's
Two notes, one written, according
to Stein, by Tirro, and retrived
after being torn up from the waste
basket and its parts pasted together,
were introduced as evidence by the
The note found in the wastebasket
is an alleged appeal by Tirro to con
clude the death pact. It reads:
"Please come ovar to the store as
soon as possible, as I have important
affairs to talk over. This is the
last chance to finish the affair."
The other note, written accord
ing to Stein, after he had told Tirro
the girl was dead, deals with the
finding of the body. Stein states
Tirro directed him to write it. It
"You will find the body of a girl
one mile west of Neola by the bridge
and a large tree next to the bridge."
It was unsigned and was directed
to Mrs. Clifton, 2416 B street.
Arrested Last Sunday.
Tirro was arrested last Sunday
after Stein had bared to the police
an alleged plot to murder the girl,
a salesgirl employed by Tirro. The
motive, police declared, was the
spurning of Tirro's love by the girl.
The arrest was melodramatic. Two
detectives were in hiding in a room
at Stein's home, 1709 California
street, when Tirro is alleged to have
come there to find out about the
Stein related the conversation
"Did you do it?" Tirro asked me.
I said 'yes.' He said, 'Where is
she?' and I answered, 'Over in
Judge Fitzgerald asked Stein the
method he was to employ in killing
the girl. The witness answered
tha he was directed to hit her on
the head and then open a vein in
Stein's testimony was not con
cluded when Judge Fitzgerald ad
journed the hearing until July 31, to
permit him to become familiar with
the new conspiracy act recently en
acted by the legislature.
Platoon of Police to
Body to the Church
A platoon of police will escort the
body of Detective Frank Murphy
from his father's home, 1507 Yates
street, to the Sacred Heart church,
Twenty-second and Binney streets,
where the funeral services will be
held this morning at 9.
Policemen Maguire, McCabe and
Ryan and Detective A. V. Lutideen,
the dead detective's running mate,
will act as pallbarers.
Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher
More Omahans Arrive in
New York FromjOverseas
The following Omahans recently
arrived in New York from overseas:
Headquarters, 13th Machine Gun
Pvt. Victor J. Bovee. 3807 Wirt
street. Company A, 13th Machine
Pvt. John J. Kinsella, Company
B, 13th Machine Gun battalion.
Pvt. Herman M. Jacobson. 4953
Mayberry avenue, Company B
Machine Gun battalion.
Pvt. Benjamin F. Hansen,
Sprague street, Battery A,
Pvt. Oldrich Stulick, 1714 South
Twenty-sixth street, Company A,
5th Supply train.
Pvt. Elbridge G. Jaka, 1336 Harold
Sergt. Fred G. Wasson. 2523 St.
Marys avenue, Headquarters com
pany, 6th Infantry.
Pvt. John Krowlik, 5605 South
Eighteenth street. Machine Gun
company. 6th Infantry.
Pvt. Carl Adams, 961 North
Sergt. Harry R.J Weinberg. 2104
Barber Fined $50 Charged
With Annoying Young Girl
Nick Papas, a barber at Sixteenth
and Leavenworth streets, was fined
$50 and costs yesterday in police
ccurt for annoying women on the
Edna Corneer, 15 years old, who
caused his arrest Thursday, ap
peared as a witness against him.
She said he had followed her several
blocks and attempted to force atten
tionj on her.
Weirich Approves Omaha
Women's Bathing Costumes
Superintendent T. H. Weirich of
the Board of Public Welfare report
" ed today that his investigation of
bathing costumes in Omaha meets
with his approval, as far as he has
gone. He received several com
plaints that a few women have been
. ignoring the proprieties, so he de
cided to make a survey of the sit
Have Root Print It Beacon Preas
Elec. Fans $8.50 Burgen-Granden
PntronJze the American State
Four Per Cent Interest on time de
posits. American State Bank. Adv.
To Give Dance Machinists local
No. 31 will give a dance at the
Hanscom park pavilion on the eve
ning of August 1.
Those wishing to sign recall peti
tions call Tyler 4592 and informa
tion will be given as to location of
petition nearest you.
Truck for Recruitinjt A Packard
truck,, used overseas uy the navy
during the war. has been received at
the Omaha naval recruiting station
to be used for traveling recruiting
Sentenced for Forgery Blaine G.
Sullivan, who came to Omaha from
Pocatello, Idaho, and passed a forg
ed check for $15, signed with the
name of "& B. McDiarmid. M. D.,"
pleaded guilty in district court and
was sentenced to Judge Kstelle to
the penitentiary for one to 20 years.
Four Infantile Paralysis Cases
Four cases of infantile paralysis
have been reported to the health
office this week from scattered
locations. Health Commissioner
Manning stated that he did not con
sider the situation in any way seri
ous, and he explained that sporadic
outbreaks are usual during the sum
May Move Live Stock Acting
Commissioner Ellis of the Omaha
Chamber of Commerce is in receipt
of a letter from Congressman Jef
feris, who writes that arrangements
have been completed by which In
dian Commissioner Cato Sells will
permit the moving of cattle, sheep
and horses from the drouth-stricken
reslons of Montana and Idaho to the
Indian reservations of South Da
kota. Scout Executive on Trip Scout
Executive Ralph E. Cowan of
Lincoln is in the city for a few days
as the guest of Scout Executive Guy
Hoyt of Omaha. Mr. Cowan is on
his way east to visit Chicago, Toledo,
Buffalo, and other points to study
the progress of scouting in those
cities. Mr. Cowan plans to take a
short course in scouting in Columbia
university in New York City before
his return to Lincoln.
Trade Trip Postponed The pro
posed automobile trade trip of
Omaha business men into south
western Iowa and northwestern
Missouri has been postponed until
the third week in September. The
trip that is to consume an entire
week had been scheduled for early
in August, but due to the fact that
at that time many of the Omaha
business men will be out of the city
on their vacations, it was deemed
advisable to set a later date.
After Hearing Before
A wild chase through the down
town streets at noon yesterday fol
lowed the escape of Harry Nelson,
Forty-ninth and Pine streets, from
Deputy Sheriff McGaffin.
Nelson had been before the in
sanity commission all morning and
various witnesses had testified to
his insanity. Deputy Sheriff Mc
Gaffin was taking the prisoner back
to the county jail, and they were
waiting for the elevator on the sec
ond floor of the court house.
Suddenly Nelson made a dash for
the stairway. Mr. McGaffin shouted
at him and speeded down the stairs.
He called to people to stop the
fugitive, but no one attempted to
Out of the basement door of the
court house went pursued and pur
suer, and south on Seventeenth
streets. At Seventeenth and Howard
streets they circled the Y. W. C. A
building twice. McGaffin had no re
volver with him, but he shouted to
pedestrians to head Nelson off. No
one did so.
Nelson ran to Seventeenth and
Jackson streets. A delivery truck
for a Twentv-fourth and Lake
streets grocery firm was speeding
eastward. Nelson jumped in front
of it. The driver slowed down and
Nelson jumped on. The driver
didn't hear McGafhn's shouts, or
paid no attention to them.
McGaffin commandeered another
automobile which came along, and
the pursuit continued straight east
on Howard street to Eleventh street.
At Eleventh and Howard streets
Nelson jumped off and disappeared
in the alley.
McGaffin arrived a few seconds,
later and took up the trail, but was
unable to find Nelson.
Nelson's case was continued after
yesterday's hearing until Mon
day. The principal witness against
him was John Hansen. 4838 Pine
street, who said that Nelson had ex
hibited strange fits of rage, succeed
ed by wild laughter.
"He came up to the house, June
30, and told me that he would go
with my son, Clarence, in spite of
my wishes. I tried to go in the
house, but he attacked me on the
back porch and struck me a num
ber of times with his fist and foot.
"Suddenly he burst into a fit of
wild, wierd laughter. I never heard
I such a laugh. And he ended up by
crying. At other times I have
known him to g6 into rages and
then suddenly seem to remember
himself and be as nice as a person
For hot weather wear,
cool and comfortable.
317 South Fifteenth Street.
C. F. REIMER, Proprietor
$1.25 SPECIAL SUNDAY
Fruit Cocktail Green Olives
Stuffed Tomatoea Consomme Clear
fresh Brook Trout. Tartar Sauce
Fried Spring Chicken
Friccaaee of Chicken with Parsley
Stuffed Breast of Veal with Currant
Roast Young Chicken. Celery Dressing
New Potatoes in Cream Wax Beana
Peas in Cases Asparagus Salad
Ice Cream and Cake or Napoleon Salad
Coffee or Milk
ALSO A LA CARTE
Try Oar 50c Luncheon on Week Day
Boys' Airplane Contest
Inquire toy department-
Barber Shop and Rest
Room for Men on
. Fourth Floor. 1
Friday, July 25, 1919-
-STORE NEWS FOR SATURDAY-
-Phone Douglas 2100
Our Daily Feature Sale for Saturday Is
A Clearance of Women9 s and Children9 s
Boots, Pumps and Oxlords
25 off on all white Nile cloth and kid
20 off on all colored kid boots.
20 off on all black kid and gun metal
20 off on all the best styles of ox
fords. 20 off on all new summer
25 off on all white canvas
pumps and oxfords.
25 off on all black
OH Regular Price
THIS great sale will include practically our
entire stock of fine shoes for women and
The savings are most extreme in every in
stance and one should not fail to purchase for
the present, as well as for the future.
Burgess-Nash Co. Second Floor.
25 off on all rubber sole pumps and
25 off on a big lot of growing girls'
50 off on all short lines of pumps and
50 off on one big lot tan pumps.
20 off on all barefoot sandals.
Best white kid dressing, 19c.
White canvas shoe dressing, 11c.
2-in-l paste dressing, 9c.
Of splendid quality and espe
Union Suits 69c
Women's low neck and
sleeveless white cotton union
suits, lace or cuff knee. Choice
Women's white cotton vests,
low neck and sleeveless. Regu
lar and extra sizes at 35c
Women's black, white, brown,
gray, silk plated hose, special at
$1.00 a pair.
Silk Hose $U0
In black, white, brown, gry,
navy, seamless foot, double gar
ter top, at $1.50.
Burgess-Nash Co. Mam Floor.
For Summer Reading
Dangerous Days Mary Roberts
A cross-section of Ameri
can life during one of the
most aroused periods of our
Dawn Eleanor Porter, $1.65
By the author of Just David.
Ambassador's Trunk George
Joan & Company Frederick
Orin Bartlett, $1.50.
Rebecca's Promise Frances
Fire Flingers Wm. J. Neidig,
Saints' Progress John Gals
One of Three Clifford Ray
All the World Charles M. Shel
Burgess-Nash Co. Third Floor
A Most Opportune Sale of
At Prices That Would Not Buy the Material
IT is a fortunate pickup a surplus stock of a large manufacturer,
which our buyer bought at a price way below the regular. We
haven't the room for them and they are to be unpacked and placed on
sale Saturday, in two groups.
This lot includes ginghams and voiles
of splendid quality material. Dresses
that have always sold for far more than
this. There are sizes from 16 to 48
Stout sizes are specially featured.
Dainty organdie and beautiful
voiles are in this lot in all the deli
cate shades of orchid, flesh, sunset,
blue, gray, maize, black, white and
navy. Exquisitely trimmed with ruf
fles, net, lace, etc.
Burgess-Nash Co. Second Floor.
HAT have been very spe
cially priced for Saturday.
Black, white, gray, tan, blue
and mastic. Choice at $1.00.
Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor.
A New Refrigerator
A Genuine Ice Saver
7 ITH ice increasing in price
every day it is the object
of every housewife to save at
much as possible and by secur
ing An Automatic
or Illinois Refrigerator
You have secured a genuine
ice-saver. Special Prices Satur-.
Burt ess-Nash Co. Downstairs Stors.
For Summer Days
lVr AKING bead bags, bead
ing one's frocks and
blouses, contriving novel and
artistic ornaments of beads;
these are popular pastimes this
All the beads for such work
are here big beads, little
beads, glass beads, decorated
wooden beads, opaque beads
and they are in every conceit
Burgess-Nash Co. Third Floor
Unrestricted Choice of Any
Georgette Crepe Hat in Stock
A N announcement that women of Omaha have
been waiting for, for they know the superior
ity of Burgess-Nash millinery, and a sale of this
sort means a great saving.
The assortment includes various shapes
and styles attractively trimmed in flow
ers, ribbons and ostrich.
We do not guarantee for the day's selling, but
while they last the price is $3.50.
Burf ess-Nash Co. Second Floor.
Pay More for
D. & R. cold cream, medium
D. & R. cold cream, small
Double strength othine for
Stillman's freckle cream, 39c.
Lux, for fine laundering, 10c.
Palmolive vanishing cream,
Elcaya vanishing cream, 49c.
Lysol, large size, 89c.
Lavoris, large size, 89c.
Listerine, large size, 68c.
Listerine, medium size, 39c.
Listerine, small size, 19c.
Listerine, pocket size, 11c.
Sloan's liniment, 19c.
Pepsodent tooth paste, 39c.
Enthymol tooth paste, 19c.
Pyorrhocide tooth powder,
Palmole face powder, 19c.
Djer Kiss face powder, small
Djer Kiss face powder, large
Bathing caps, one big lot.
a variety of styles and col
ors to select from. Your
One lot bathing caps, your
1 lb. hospital cotton, 49c.
Wanous shampoo bags, 8c.
Face chamois, 10c.
Burfess-Nash Co. Main Floor. -
M en ! Here 9s Good News
JUST take a look at these prices and then consider what really wonderful values
they are. Can you afford to miss them? We say no!
Just Inside Our Harney Street Door
A Large Assortment of Men s Shirts
Men's high grade madras shirts in a large assortment of splendid patterns. A fortunate pur
chase enables us to offer you these unusual values. Well made, perfectly tailored shirts through
out. All sizes, 14 to 17. All shirts fresh, new and clean. Colors that are absolutely fast. At this
price they are exceptional values.
Men's Union Suits, $129
Men's light weight lisle and porosknit union suits, made Vt sleeve,
leg style, also sleeve, full length leg. Elastic form-fitting gar
ments that fit and will give excellent wear. Al sizes, 34 to 50. Some
have slight imperfections, which, however, will not impair their wearing
qualities. Extra values at this price.
An Extraordinary Sale of Men's Hose
Men's fine silk lisles and mercerized cotton hose
in fancy stripes and plain colors. Colors are black,
white, tan, navy, and gray. Extraordinary values at
,4 Aac or a ior i.uu. ah iirst quality only.
Men's Percale Pajamas, $1&5
Men's pajamas, made of an extra good quality of percale, neat striped effects and plain col
ors. All garments trimmed with silk frogs, cut full and large throughout. All sizes, 15 to 18.
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