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THE. BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1919.
TO SUSPEND ONE
it Is Neither Armstrong Nor
Brigham, But Patrolman
; Francis Dalton Family
i Police Commissioner Ringer yes
terday announced the suspension of
one member of the police depart
It was neither George Armstrong
nor George Brigham. who were
bound from police to district court
Wednesday on charges of man
slaughter in connection with the
death of Eugene Scott, the Plaza
Patrolman Francis Dalton was
suspended by Chief of Police Eber
stcin. who stated that charges will
be filed on account of Dalton's
failure to report for duty Monday
morning when President Wilson
Charges Signed by Wife.
Chief Eberstein showed a state
ment, which was transmitted to
liim by Captain Henry" Heitfeld, and
said to have been signed by Eva
Dalton, 5835 Erskine street, wife of
the patrolman. The statement al
leges that at 4 a. m. last Monday
Dalton returned to his home with
four companions in an automobile
and struck his wife and 12-year-old
'"He knocked me down and kept
running me around the house," the
It is further alleged in the state
ment that Dalton drew a gun on his
wife, who diverted the weapon with
Appealed to Neighbors.
The statement says the Dalton
girl jumped out of a window in her
night clothes and ran to a neighbor's
house and that Mrs. Dalton also
sought refuge in the same house.
It is further alleged in the state
ment held by the chief that at 7 a.
m. Monday morning Dalton ordered
his wife to pack her clothes and
r. " ii ii
Italians and Jugo Slavs
Are Rioting in Fiume
London, Sept. 11. Unconfirmed
reports received in responsible quar
ters here tell of serious rioting in
Fiume between Italian and Jugo
slav troops. The allies were com
pelled to intervene. The rioting is
continuing, it was added.
Mabel C. Hunt says her husband,
Toilette Hunt, deserted her in 1912,
six years after their marriage. She
asks the district court for a divorce.
George Bernard Bejendzen
charges his wife, Anna Theresa, with
cruelty in a petition for divorce filed
in district court. They were married
March 3, 1919.
Charles Mathews told his wife,
Minnie, that she was a millstone
about his neck and he would like to
get rid of her, she alleges in a peti
tion for divorce filed in district
court. She charges him with infi
delity and with calling her vile
names. They were married in 1896.
George H. Smith was granted a
divorce from Berdie Smith on the
grounds of cruelty by Judge Sears
in divorce court. He was given cus
tody of his two children by a pre
Lucile Fuchs- was given a divorce
from Charles Fuchs and restored to
.her maiden name, Lewis, by Judge
Sears in divorce court. She charged
cruelty and nonsupport.
Rolla Smith, an automobile me
chanic, was ordered to pay his wife
$75 a month separate maintenance
by District Judge Sears. As a rae
rhanir Vie earns ahnnt $250 a month.
the attorney for Mrs. Smith said, i "P of Missouri boys and he spoke
Mr. Smith left his familv about three ! with the captain, Captain Elliott,
Pershing Put His "Gang" In Ambush
And Beat Up The Brookf ield Rowdies
Remembered His Old Home Friends in France, and
Picked Laclede Boy Out of Ranks at a Review
On Return From Famous Campaign in Philippines
Took Old "Aunt Susan" to Reception.
"Brookfield, said Mr. Love, "had
a gang of boys whose chief de
light was to come to Laclede, win
ter or summer, and lick our boys.
One winter they came and we am
bushed them. John planned the
ambush. We gave those Brook
field boys the soundest trouncing
they ever had. It ended them.
They never stormed us in Laclede
again, though we sometimes went
to Brookheld and attacked them.
Mr. Love turned from the past to
"I have a son in France," he said.
"Wesley O. Love, a member of the
outfit from Missouri. I want to
tell you an incident concerning him
which reveals a characteristic of
John his never-ending loyalty to
"Are You Lee Love's Son?"
"Well, recently my son wrote to
me telling me that his company had
marched in review bofore John.
John knew the company was made
months aeo. His wife, in her peti
tion, alleged that he neglected her
for other women. They have four
children, twin boys 19 years old, and
twin girls, 9 years old.
Ida Deane asks $5,000 alimony
from Jay Deane in a suit for di
vorce filed in district court. She
says he has struck and slapped her
and has associated with other women.
Anna Skokan alleges in a petition
for divorce filed in district court that
her husband, Charles, inflicted cruel
and inhuman treatment upon her,
r.nd encouraged his son to subject
her to insult. She says he has $2,500
in real estate and cash of which she
asks the court to give her half. She
asks for the restoration of her
maiden name, Cramer.
Three Boy Burglars Reported
To Be On Their Way to Omaha
Three boys who broke into a store
at Allen, Neb., Wednesday night
and stole; a quantity of merchandise
were reported to the Omaha police
to be "headed" for Omaha in a
large touring car with the stolen
640 acres of land, comprising the Gottlieb Schlag estate
to be sold at Public Sale. This land is situated in Mor
rison County, Minnesota. Some under cultivation, some
meadow, the rest pasture. An ideal farm, good build
ings, lying close to, and some within the village of Roy
alton. Close to churches, graded and high schools. 14
miles from the county seat. Close to the Northern Pa
cific railroad depot. Morrison County, the County of
good crops and good roads.
The said sale will be held at the Gottlieb Schlag
farm, on the SW14 of section 26, township 39, range 32,
in Morrison County, Minnesota, at the main entrance to
the dwelling house on said farm,on the
17th Day of September
A. D. 1919
Saie will begin at the hour of 9 :30 a. m. of said day.
The executor reserves the right to reject any and all
bids and all offers and bids are subject to the approval
of the Probate Court of Morrison County, Minnesota.
Plats showing the location of this estate and fur
ther information may be obtained on request from the
C. H. WERNER,
Executor of the last Will and Testament of Gottlieb
bcniag, Decedent, Koyaiton, Minn.
C. ROSENMEIER, -
Attorney for Executor.
Little Falls, Minn.
since killed in action. John asked
the captain to have all the Laclede
boys step out ot ranks. The boys
did and John shook hands with each
of them, inquiring their names.
"When he reached Wesley he
"'Are you Lee Love's son?'"
"Wesley said he was, and John
the general told him to be sure,
when he wrote to me, to be sure to
remember him to me."
I talked next with Mr. Adams,
Frank Adams, the Laclede folks
Strong as an Indian.
"John," Mr. Adams told me, "was
the first boy I met when I went to
school. We were together for many
years all our early school days. I
was his seatmate and from 9 o'clock
each school day until 4 in the aft
ernoon we were together. He was
a goodly boy to look upon, as I re
call him now, slender and straight
as an Indian, strong as an Indian,
too. I never remember him being
"And study! He was the most
earnest boy about his lessons I ever
remember. He took them seriously
at all times. He was especially in
terested in mathematics and easily
led the class in that subject. But
then he led in everything."
Not an Unusual Boy.
Mr. Bigger Clay Bigger has
known John Pershing as long as
Mr. Adams. The friendship has
continued through all the years.
"But to save my soul," Mr. Big
ger declared, "I can't recall anything
unusual about John when he was a
schoolboy. You know the career of
a great man is built slowly. John
was not a precocious boy. He was
just an ordinary boy who, studied
hard. His improvement ' was so
gradual we did not notice it. There
were classmates who at times might
'spell him down' or answer a prob
lem more quickly. But John was al
ways ready for the step ahead. That
is the secret of his rise to greatness.
He always had a definite goal and
he always seized every opportunity
that offered for a chance of ad
vancement." "Aunt Susan" Tells Story.
A rare, sweet old woman is Aunt
Susan Hewitt. She came to La
clede from the south in 1864 with
her husband, Captain Jacob Hewitt.
War had swept away their home in
the Potomac valley, their home and
all ther earthly possessions, and
they came to Laclede to start life
anew. They opened a hotel the old
Missouri House. The schools John
attended still stand. One is used to
day as a barn, the other is used as a
dwelling by a negro family. But the
old Missouri House is gone.
"Tell you of General Pershing!"
Aunt Susan exclaimed, when I made
known to her the purpose of my
mission. "Indeed I will. T am never
so happy as when telling of John.
Oh, but I did love him. And he
did love his Aunt Susan does to
day. "I have known John since he was
6 years old. He strayed into the
hotel one day with a little negro boy,
the son of a colored woman em
ployed by me. I was in the kitchen
cooking, making apple tarts. I gave
John a tart and a bond was sealed
between us that moment that never
will be broken. He adopted me. I
guess I adopted him. too. Oh, what
a pretty, lovable child he was with
his tow head and clear blue eyes.
Came After Pies.
"Every day for years after that
even after he grew to be a young
man he would come and visit me.
He had a regular formula for that
visit. He would step into the kitch
en where I would be cooking. I can
shut my eyes," and Mrs. Hewitt did,
"and see him now the prettiest boy
in the world.
"'How do you do, Mrs. Hewitt?'
he would say that is, the first time.
After that it was always Aunt Su
san. " 'How do you do, John?' I would
"'Makin pies, Mrs. Hewitt?' he'd
" 'Yes, John,' I'd say.
" 'May I have a piece, Mrs. Hew
itt?' he'd say.
"Then I would give him a piece,
or a tart or a cookie fill his hands
with goodies. How happy he would
be as he walked away munching
"John has been back here since he
went into the army," she continued.
Takes Her to Reception.
"I recall a day when I was out
in my back yard raking up some
leaves. A knock sounded on the
door and I went in answer to find
Uncle Henry Lomax standing on
the porch. 'A gentleman to see
you, Aunt Susan,' he said. I saw
a man over by the wall, his back
to me. I recognized him at once.
'John,' I called. He came right
over running and took me in his
arms and kissed me and kissed me.
"He stayed and talked for a long
time, speaking of his boyhood days
and of his life in the Philippines.
Later that same afternoon he re
turned to my house. He told me
that he was to. be given a recep
tion at Pete Felt's home Pete Felt,
who lives in Quincy, 111., now. John
said I must come to the reception;
that he would come and get me. He
did. He called for me with a horse
and buggy and drove me over.
Roosevelt Sends for Him.
"The house was filled with peo
ple. John made a speech, then told
the folks that he must be excused
that President Roosevelt had sent
for him and that he must catch the
next train east. He drove me home
and kissed me goodby. I have not
seen him since, but I often hear of
him. He always speaks of me as
tenderly as if I were his mother."
My HEART and
Adele Garrison's New Phase of
of a Wife
John Pershing's negro mammy, Hattie Kilham, of Kansas City, Mo.,
who washed the general's face and put Win to bed when he wore
For the Children
rpHERE are so many things
so much more important '
than sewing up torn-out but
tonholes that mothers will
welcome the news that we
will have a display of Bear
Light Weight Union Suits in
our underwear department
This is just about the best
looking summer weight union
suit to be had, and the only
'good one to be had at the
price, which is 65 cents.
UNDERWEAR DEPARTMENT MAW EtOOR.
The Way Madge "Handled" Mr.
A flash of intuition warned me
what Alice Holcombe meant to say
to Mr. Prentiss of the school board,
and I made a desperate effort to
stop her for I knew what incalcu
lable ha rm she might do both her
self and the man whose cause she
was so zealously championing.
"Alice!" I exclaimed imperatively,
as if I had just remembered some
thing important, "the teachers must
be told of the closing of the schools
at once, for it is nearly time for the
pupils to come. Will you attend to
it please? And I will get whatever
instructions Mr. Prentiss has for
I was transgressing all the un
written rules of seniority, to say
nothing of those surrounding com
mon courtesy, in thus addressing my
colleague as if I were her superior
officer in the school. But I counted
upon my friend's ' natural surprise
at my unprecedented manner to
turn her attention to me.
My ruse succeeded. She looked
up startled with resentment in her
eyes. But I had stepped as if care
lessly to one side, and from a van
tage point nearly behind the broad
back of Mr. Prentiss I gave her an
imperative signal for silence and
obedience. I held my breath in the
uncertainty over what she meant to
do, was relieved indeed to see sud
den assent, though sullen and un
comprehending in her eyes.
"Very well," she said quietly, and
left the room.
Mr. Prentiss looked after her with
"What ails Alice Holcombe?" he
jsked testily. "She is always a
little " Mr. Prentiss searched widly
for the word he wanted, brought up
"offish" at last with an air of tri
umph "but she looked wild-tyed
just now, as if she would like to
scratch my eyes out."
He stopped -to chuckle apprecia
tively at his own quip and the pause
gave me time to gather my own
"You must remember, Mr. Pren
tiss," I said in my most dignified
manner, "that Miss Holcombe was
perhaps the nearest friend of both
Mr. and Mrs. Stockbridge. I under
stand she has known them both
since childhood, and this thing has
been a great shock to her. She is
hardly responsible for what she says
or does just now. But of she is
given a little time she will soon be
her own poised self again."
Mr. Prentiss looked at me with a
glance which he evedently intended
to be the quintessence of shrewd
ness. "I suppose so, I suppose so." he
said. "Yes, yes. But it would bi
very unfortunate for her, very un
fortunate, if she should happen to
take the wrong attitude in this affair.
What do you think about it all Mrs.
I made my face as inscrutable as
possible, my voice crisp and matter-of-fact.
"I have no opinion whatever to
express in' the matter," I replied
"And it certainly cannot matter to
anyone in Bay view what my views
are. My contract expires at the
end of this school year, less than a
month away. I have not the slight
est intention of renewing it, and I
should welcome any opportunity to
cancel it now.- I am only staying
on because I do not wish to leave
Miss Holcombe or the school in the
Skinner's the Best
Macaroni and Spaghetti
Recipe Book FreePmha
lurch. It is not exactly pleasant to
be involved ever so remotely in so
sordid a happening as this, and I dis
tinctly -do not wish to discuss it."
I had the pleasure of seeing Mr.
Prentiss's jaw drop in amazed char
grin. It evidently had not occurred
to him that any women privileged to
teach in the sacred precincts of the
schools guarded by his authority
would have the temerity to flout
"This is news to me, news to me,"
he stammered, "that you do not ex
pect to return to us." Then as the
realization of my boldness filtered
into his conciousness he added
hastily. "But perhaps it is just as
well, just as well."
"I am sure it is," I returned,
smil'"ng"And now if you will give
me any instructions you have, I will
endeavor to carry them out to the
best of my ability."
"Why why the thing ought to
be very simple," he said. "Simply
tell the pupils to stay away until
after the funeral, which is day after
to morrow. The day after that they
will return here."
Mr. Prentiss Departs.
"What about the teachers?" I
"Have them report each morn
ing and noon, do anything that is
necessary, then they may have the
rest of the time to themselves," he
answered with great magnaminity.
My gorge rose at the pretty
tyranny which would compel the
teachers to report when there was
absolutely nothing for them to do,
but I knew better than to question
the august gentleman's authority.
"Very well. I shall attend to
everything," I promised.
"Of course I shall expect either
you or Miss Holcombe to remain in
charge here during the usual office
hours kept by Mr. Stockbridge," Mr.
Prentiss said stiffly. "You may
arrange your hours among your
selves." "Thank you." If he comprehended
the mockery in my voice he did not
betray his knowledge, simply bade
me a stately "Good morning," and
steered his course with all the sails
of his dignity set for the open
course of the school grounds.
Firemen to Burn Mortgage.
Beatrice, Neb., Sept. 11. (Spe
cial.) The Beatrice volunteer fire
department decided to burn the
mortgage on its building at a ban
quet next Wednesday. The last
mortgage of $500 was paid off in
Say Packing Houses
Use So Much Water
District Is Left Dry
The city council yesterday auth
orized Commissioner Towl to con
fer with the Metropolitna W'ater
board with a view of obtaining re
lief for water consumers in the vi
cinity of Twenty-seventh and C
The complaint is that a main
serving the packing houses some
times leaves householders without
pressure, and also jeopardizes fire
"A man told me that he filled a
barrel with water for use in time
of need, leaving a hose in the bar
rel," said Mr. Towl. "He also said
that when the packing houses were
using water the suction was so
strong all of the water was drawn
out of his barrel back into the
More Omahans Arrive In
New York From Overseas
The following Omahans recently
arrived in New York from overseas:
Fire truck and hose company, 334th
quartermaster corps: Pvt. Oral 1.
Brunson. 4719 Erskine street.
Sergt. William E. Hoagland. 4810
Chicago street. Pvt. Frank McAn
drews, 2040 North Thirteenth street.
Lt. Aubrey S. Kenworthy, Florence
Company A, army composite regi
ment: Pvt. William M. Graves,
Twenty-fcurth and Vinton streets.
Company D: Pvt. William Daly,
6314 South Twelfth street.
Company E: Pvt. Theodore B.
Anderson, 4236 Maple street. Pvt.
Anizim Andrink, 2915 R street,
The Master of Myitery and
anteed plan to
OF THE LABOR LAW
William G. Crounse, Vice
President and Publisher,
William G. Crounse, vice president
and publisher of the World Publish
ing company, publishers of the
World-Herald, was arrested yester
day, charged with violation of the
female labor law in the employ
ment of girls between the hours of
10 p. tn. and 4 a. m. He was re
leased under $500 bonds. The com
plaint was signed by Frank A. Ken
nedy, state secretary of labor, fol
lowing an investigation of reports
made about girls working nights in
the mailing of the World-Herald.
When Motorcycle Officer Emery
read the warrant to Mr. Crounse, the
publisher was taken back with sur
prise, declaring that he was totally
unaware an investigation had been
made about working conditions of
The girls named as state witnesses
are: Lillian McDonald, 2701 South
Nineteenth street; Maud Ostrander".
24 Lafayette apartments; Florence
Wildermuth, 2107 Farnam street;
Mary Mardeson, 330J4 West Broad
way, Council Bluffs; Marie Rhodes,
1713 South Twenty-seventh street;
Mrs. J. C. Walters, 921 North
Twenty-fifth avenue, and Anna
Wilke, 4146 T street. South Side.
Mr. Crounse said he was unaware
the state labor law was being vio
lated, as the employes mentioned
were above the ages of 21 years.
The investigation was made fol
lowing an advertisement that ap
peared in the World-Herald re
questing the services ot women be
tween the ages ot and 20 to work
in the mailing room from 10 p. m.,
to 4 a. m.
Mr. . Kennedy conducted the in
vestigation personally more than
two weeks ago.
Negro Charged With Criminal
Assault Attempt Upon Girl
County Attorney Shotwell yester
day filed charges of criminal assault
attempt against Henry Bufford, ne
gro, who was arrested Wednesday
night by South Side police on a
charge of attempting to assault 10-year-old
Grace May Cage , 3417
Madison street, at Twenty-eighth
and U streets.
According to police, Bufford was
found with the girl by the latter's
stepfather, George C. Tucker, who
was attracted to the scene by the
screams of the child.
Say Employe of Coal Office
Left With Company's Money
Stephen Krider, an employe of the
Omaha Lumber & Coal Co., Fortieth
and Lake streets, was reported to
police yesterday to have collected
$300 of the company's money and
departed from Omaha with his wife
and baby in an automobile. His
home was found locked, with the
furniture still in it.
POLICE SAY BOYS
Youths Said to Have Formed
Organization for Commit
tinci Thefts and Disposing
An organization of boys to com
mit thefts and to immediately dis
pose of the loot, was revealed yes
terday through the arrest of
Harold and Asel Allen, 14 and 16
years old respectively, 902 North
Sixteenth street, and Phillip Dine,
14 years old, 2002 Webster street
AH are charged with burglary. -
They are said to have made con
fessions to burgalizing four stores
during the past week. A .small part
of the loot, consisting principally of
cigarets and tobacco, has been re
covered. The youths "sold the rest of the
loot, police say. The boys were
turned over to juvenile authorities.
"We just got together and plan
ned raids," young Dine told detec
tives. "We got away with 'em, too,
until some punk who found our hid
ing place squealed. We wanted to
show that we were just as clever as
the big crooks."
The four places entered by the
boys, according to the police, were
Harry Reuben's grocery, 2424 Sher
man avenue; the soft drink parlors
of Larry Dwyer, Sixteenth and
Nicholas streets, and Sardo & Co.,
902 North Sixteenth street. The
last burglary by the boys was in the
Basket store, Sixteenth and Cuming
A large quantity of groceries and
meats were taken from that place
On each instance the rear window
was broken. From evidence of the
robbery of Reuben's grocery on two
consecutive nights, August 27 and
28, police worked on the theory that
professional crooks committed the
Paris, Sept. 11. The royal gov
ernment of Montenegro has sent a
protest to the peace conference be
cause her representatives were not
permitted to sign the Austrian
Last Timet Today and Tomorrow.
In Conjunction With
TAYLOR GRANVILLE AND LAURA
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Thru Jahni; The Hagani; Toploa ol th Day:
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QUAKER CITY FOUR. Slngini Quartette:
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AVERY: JEROME A ALBRIGHT.
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Ladies Only Souvenir Matinee Friday.
General Matinee Saturday.
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Evenings and Sat. Matinee
25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.75.
Ladies Only Mat., Any Seat, 75c
Every Night, 6 to 8
9:30 to 1 A. M.
Dance Music Supreme.
DANCE IF YOU LIKE.
"Omaha's Fun Center"
Last Times Today, 2:15-8:30
Famous BON-TON GIRLS Burlesque
Tomorrow (Saturday) Matinee and Week
MILLION DOLLAR DOLLS WtT.
LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK. DAYS
"THE DARK STAR"
WARREN KERRIGAN in
"A WHITE MAN'S CHANCE."
only three more nights of the
F estival of F un
With its Fancy Costumes,
Clown Band, Parades, Con
tests, Confetti Battles, etc.
The Park Will Close
the Season of 1919
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