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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1919.
P- A. Barrows. Corrennnrlrif-
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ARMISTICE D A Y
It. r i .. . .
idoues rrociamauon stating
Jt Stands Out Above All
Other in National
; ' ' History.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
Observance of Armistice day, No
vember 1 tT is asked by Governor
McKelvie in a proclamation issued
yesterday, as follows:
"The giinifiicance of November 11
as a day that will stand out among
all others in our national history is
apparent to everyone. It was upoTt
mat day that the victorious armies
of the allies proclaimed to the world
an achievement which meant no less
than the unshackling of the world
from the menaces of autocracy.
"It is with honest pride that the
United States of America looks upon
this achievement as one in which it
played a deciding role, andin this
connection no one would forget or
neglect to do every honor to the
fighting men of our nation.
"I feel confident that November
11 will be celebrated quite generally
throughout our naticjn and the state
-vas 'Armistice day,' and I give the
'the day should be dedicated espe
cially to the men and women. who
were enlisted in the military services
of the nation." v
Hearing in Omaha on a
Zone Rate to Bellevue
' Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
There' will be a hearing in the
federal building at Omaha at 9, No
vember 25, on an application made
by the Omaha and Southern inter
itrban railroad for an increase in the
rone rate over its road to Bellevue.
The road has a rate of S cents for
each zone, leaving Omaha, the first
zone limit beine; at South Omaha,
the second at Fort Crook and the
third -at the terminal at Bellevue,
making a M5-cent change for the full
fip. ; - V
Cambridge Phone Company
Hearing Thursday, Nov. 13
Lincoln, Neb , Nov. 4. (Special.)
There will be a hearing at Cam
bridge Thursday of next week called
by the State Railway commission on
an application of the Cambridge
Telephone company for an increase
This is the company which recent
ly "got in bad" with the commission
because, after asking for authority
'to raise rates, it went ahead and
raised them before a hearing was.
Suggests Volunteers to
'Work in the Coal Mines
Lincoln, Neb., Aov. 4. (Special.)
The executive department of the
state received a telegram from the
coal dealers of Broken Bow Tues
day in which they urged that the
governor send a mssage to the pres
ident qf the United States asking him
to call for volunteers to work in the
coal mines so that the situation
could be relieved. They believe that
there are plenty of men who will be
glad to go to the mines and work on
the present schedule of prices if
transportation is furnished.
In the absentee of Governor Mc
Kelvie, acting Governor Barrows
sent a message to the president con
veying the request and also a let
ter to the coal dealers of Broken
Bow stating that the request had
been forwarded to the president.
State Hail Insurance
Report for Year Filed
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4 (Special)
Following is the report of the de
partment having in charge hail in
surance for the neriod ending Nov.
Balance in ( State Trfaaury,
December 1, 1918 ..: f 19.816.47
Totnl' Receipts December 1 ,
118, to My 1. 1919, (old-1
business delinquent; 3.831.13
Many Homes Open For Byron
Michael Judge Will Reverse
Decision and Praises The Bee
"Neither Parents Nor Anybody Else Seemed to Care
i For Boy Until The Bee Championed His Cause,"
Says Magistrate to Choose From Offers Wo
. man Details Horrors of Reformatory Life.
temher 1, 1919
Total losses during 1919
Total losses during; 1919
1918 losses tald since Decem
ber 1, 1918 $. 2,430.18
Adjusters' per diem and ex
penses .i t 9.949.61
Office supplies $ 1,487.97
(JierK Hire 95S.OO
Refunds .on premiums, 1918
business $ 145.8S
Total expense, Including 1918
loss '....8 14,966.61
Total expense, including, all
losses . . .8708.424.53
Balance, November 1, 1919 8 72,604.55
Ready to Unload When
- Engine Took Coal Away
1 - Byron Michael, the 12-year-old
Beatrice boy who was given a nine
year prison sentence .for stealing
books from the public library, no
longer is homelJss and friendless.
The youth wifl not have to-spend the
best of his boyhood days in a re
formatory, if the many interested
and kind-hearted mothers and
fathers are permitted to have their"
way about it. .
The doors of a number of homes,
vvhere the boy would be surrounded
by proper influences, showered witli
kindness and affection and educated
and trained under watchful and lov
ing guidance, have been thrown open
to the child.
District Judge L. M. Pemberton,
of Beatrice, who committed Byron
jto the reformatory, yesterday de
clared he would be willing to set
aside his ruling in the case provided
a suitable home is found for the
Judge Praises Bee. '
"It appeared to be a hopeless case
at the time I imposed the sentence,''
declared Judge Pemberton. "The
boy's parents were not interested in
him, and no one seemed to care any
thing about him until The Bee cham
pioned the youth's cause. I am ex
ceedingly glad it has been made pos
sible for Byron to be placed in a
Since 1 he Bee directed attention
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v 209-211 S. 15th St
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
K -uompiauus are coming 10 me
State Railway commission from dif
ferent parts of the state regarding
shortage in the coal supply.
J. H. Erford of Staplehurst com
plains, that he had a car' of coal set
out and was standing by his coal bins
ready for unloading when a Burling
ton engine was hitched to the car
and hauled it away.
Curtiss New Secretary . ".
State Railway Commission
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
John E. Curtiss of Fairmont Jhas
been appointed by the State Railway
commission to fill the offife of sec
retary, recently vacated by Thorne
Browne, appointed commissioner to
fill the place vacated by Victor Wil
son, who resigned to enter the prac
tice of law.
To Hear Telephone Rate
Application in Columbus
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
The hearing to have been held in
Lincoln on the application of the
Fiatte Valley Telephone company at
Columbus for a raise in rates has
been iransfcrred to that city and
will be held Monday. November 10.
Incorporate Red Wood Co.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
Articles of incorporation of the
National Red Wood company of
Lincoln were filed in the office of
the secretary of state this morning.
The company is incorporated with a
capital of $2,000,000. the incorpor
ators being E. B. Tomes. F. W.
Tomes, J. B. Tomes. J. J. McLaugh
lin and John J. Lcdwith.
Omahans Marry in Lincoln.
Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
A license to1 marry was issued to
(he following Omahans: Arthur L.
Benaslr, age 19,' and Marie Masinda,
Says Battle 6f Owls
Make Village Streets
v Unsafe for Citizens
Deshler, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
The streets' of Republic, s small
town in Kansas, 25 miles south of
Deshler, are reported unsafe after
dark on account of the nightly bat
tles between large flocks olS owls.
The town is located near the Repub
lican river and the owls remain in
the tjmber during the day but at
night seem to be attracted by the
electric lights and swarm about like
locusts. They are so numerous and
vicious that they attack hui.ian
beings. It is unsafe for women or
children to venture after dark. In
several instances persons have been
struck on the head and rendered un
conscious. One woman was pain
fully hurt by a direct attack from
an owl which she tried to ward oft
with an umbrella. Steps are being
taMn by the town authorities to rid
the locality of the strange pests.
President of Doane to
Speak in Omaha Wednesday
Crete, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
President J. N. Bennett has returned
from Grand Rapids, Mich., having
attended the National Council of
Congregational churches. While
there he met the following, well
known to Nebraskans: Dr. J. A.
Holmes, Dr. W. W. Bolt, Dr. O.
O. Smith, Dr. C. G. Murphy, Rev.
C. Birch. Rev. G. W. Mitchell, Rev.
A. E. Ricker, formerly of Chadron;
Mr. Emery Ellis of Lintsingchow,
China; Mrs. H. H. Hosford.
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Loughridge
and Mrs. W. W. Bolt of .Lincoln
visited the campus Tuesday.
Wednesday evening President
Bennett. will speak at the federation
meeting-of Congregational churches
of Omaha, at Plymouth Congrega
Cornhuskers Scarce With
Pay at 10 Cents Bushel
Fremont, Neb., Nov? 4. (Spe
cial.) A larger corn yield than was
expected is being harvested in this
section. On the bottom lands,
especially, the crop is heavy. There
is a rrght shortage of cornhuskers,
notwithstanding farmers are paying
8 and 10 cents a bushel
the boy's grandparents and nis uncle
have manifested a dasire to adopt
him. Judge Pemberton declared.
Scores of persons have read of,
the child's transgression, of the se
vere'pum'shment administered, and
their hearts' have been touched.
Numerous letters have been received
in The Bee office expressing desire
on the part of fathers and mothers
to take the boy into tlitir homes.
Many Homes Onered.
FV J. Moydell of Wilbur, Neb.,
writes: "I, believe there could be
found' no better home for this boy
than on a farm. I am going to
move on a farm in order to bring
up my five children properly. We
have two girls and three boys,
ranging in ages from 3 to 10 years.
We are raising five children and
believe we can raise six just a,s well
and save Eyron Michael from be
coming a bad man. We would like
to take this boy and raise him as if
lie were tur own." .
"I want you to know there is a
man, a father of three boys, over in
Schuyler, Neb., who appreciates
what you are trying to do for Byron
Michael," writes G. L. McDougaH.
"I do hope something can be done
for this boy. A serious blunder has
been made in this case. It hardly
seems possible that intelligent men
could make such a mistake."
Woman Writes Appeal.
A woman who has experienced
the cruelties of reformatory life and
unkind treatment and neglect in her
parents' honie,but who now is an
Omaha wife and mother, sends an
appeal through The Bee to spare
Byron from the sentence the judge
has imposed oit him. The woman,
who withholds her identity, writes,
"In God's name spare this child
from the cruelties IJiave endured,
Tfrom hardships and inhuman treat
ment which would have wrecked my
life had it not been for the good man
who made nie his wife." '
The woman declares she was sent
to the Mitchellville, la., Reforma
tory for Girls when she was 13
years old. She was kept there un
til she was 18.
We were compelled to work in
the fieldr"Snd labor like men," she
declares. "We had to go to school
half a day and do the work of a
horse the other half. We were not
allowed to talk among ourselves or
visit with each other. For the least
infraction of rules we were pun
ished severely The attendants
would take us to the office and club
our hands until for days we would
cry out in pain if we attempted to
take hold of anything. Yet, with
our hands in this condition, ,we
were driven to use pitchforks and
other heavy tools. Many nights we
would go to bed hungry after suffer
ing agony in. the fields because our
hands were so sore from the beat
ings, we got that we would not en
dure the pain of using knives and
Cried All Night.
"I would go to bed at night and
think of my home and father," con
tinues the letter "There was noth
ing else to do. We were driven to
bed at 8 o'clock and I would cry all
night. I would rather see a child of
mine on the streets, in"trouble of
any kind I would rather see my
child dead and doomed than to see
it in a reformatory, because I know
what a place of that kind is.
"I had been in Mitchellville two
years when my father died. I was
nofpermitted to go home. I was
beside .myself with grief and when
work was assigned to me I could
not perform my tasks properly. My
mind and heart seemed to be buried
with my father. I thought of him
all day and dreamed of him when
1 could sleep at night.
to the lot which had befallen Byron, f- "Because I could not control my-
seit, again ana again l was ratten
to the office and beaten. I cannot
understand now why I did not lose
my mind. ' . ' - V
Came Out Worse.
"When I was released after the
five years of hell I -suffered in the
reformatory, I was vicious and a
thousand times worse than I was
when committed to the. institution.
It is the same way with every one
else who goes to a place of this
"But here I am today a mother
and wife in Omaha. Whatever my
little girl docs, she will never go
to a reformatory, if I am able to
keep her out.
"I am writing this as a warning
to mothers against those outrageous
prisons' for children. I hope my
effort will prove of some benefit
to the parents who read it and save
some children from the horrors of
Still Fight Homestake Fire.
Lead, S. D., Nov. 4. (Special.)
For several weeks now water has
been pouring into the famous Home
stake mine to extinguish ' a fife,
which has been raging for more
than a month.
The water now has reached Well
above the 1,100-foot level.
Lincoln Man and Geneva
Girl Married at Geneva
Geneva, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special)
Miss Nellie Porter of Geneva, aiid
John Franklin, superintendent of
the Abel Construction company, of
Lincoln, were married here Mon
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Six-Hour Day, Five-Day
Week, $20 for Wheat
Pierre,- S. D.,- Noy, 4. (Special.)
Brown county farmers assert the
"five day a week and the six hour a
day" plan beginning to look good
to the farmers in this, section. In
fact it looks so good that they have
formed a local organization, and will
attempt to get the northern part of
the state to get into line with them,
on the basis putting in just enough
on their farms next year to keep
themselves busy six hours a day for
five days in the week. If the farmers
in this country would take this stand
for one year, they say they would be
in a position to "talk across the
table, ' with labor and in fact ever
body in the country on a basis of
$20 a bushel wheat, pay it or starve,
with no niidlde ground for discus
The view expressed is that the
farmer has the same right to make
such demands as any one- else. He
would be in a position to . refuse
what he wanted for his own family,
and the "other, fellow" would have
to get it at whatever cost basis the
farmer night want to place on the
product. The farmers were getting
tired of trying to get labor which
would not work; and putting in Jong
hours themselves to feed the fellows
who believed they were entitled to
living by putting in most of their
New $20,000 Lutheran
Church at Cedar Bluffs
Fremont, Neb., Nov. .(Spe
cial.) The new Matthew Lutheran
church, erected on the site of the
structure demolished during the
cyclone last March, near- Cedar
Bluffs, was dedicated Sunday with
appropriate services. "The Rev.
Henry Hoemann of Falls City de
livered the address.' In the after
noon Rev. August Lambrecht of
Lyons and Rev. Philip Lange of
Fremont preached. The new church
is' modern and cost $0,000.
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Mennonite Conference of
" Three States at Beatrice
Beatrice Nov. 4. (Special.) A
conference of the Mennonite church
which includes the states of Nebras
ka, .Kansas and Oklahoma, has
opened at the Menrionite church
west of the city, nearly 200 dele
gates being present. Rev. ; C. C.
Rader of Canton, Kan., is presiding.
IS DISCLOSED BY
DEATH FROM FIGHT
Former President State Board
Of Agriculture in the
Deshler, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
Omar P. Hendershot, a former
resident of Thayer county, promi
nent citizen of Hebron, noted breed
er and "salesman of Percheron
horses and Shorthorn cattle, and
for several years president of the
Nebraska" state board of agriculture,
during the last state fair got into
an argument with Michael Morris,
a ticket taker on a "girl" show, one
of the concessions of a carnival
company. Morris had refused to
allow one of the fair police to en
iter the show without a ticket.
Mr. Hendershot was appealed to
and at once went to the place and
insisted that the police be allowed
to enter the show, or any other
show on the ground in the dis
charge of his duty, clows were
exchanged and Morris was taken
to a local hospital where he died
October 8. An autopsy showed
that he was a physical wreck and
that death had been caused by a
blood clot on - the brain, which
might or might not have been
caused by the 'blow struck by Mr.
Hendershot. At the preliminary
hearing Mr. Hendershot was bound
over to the district court on the
charge of manslaughter, his bond
being placed at $5,000.
Now comes a surprise to friends.
He was married to Mrs. Susie E.
Haaser, a pioneer citizen of Lewis
ton, and prominent in social circles.
The wedding 'occurred in the Epis
copal church atLewistori, the rec
the Rev. Mr, Sommervill, presiding,
October 3. '
Wahoo (Neb.) Business Men
Paving Streets at Night
Waboo, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special.)
The Wahoo business men who
have been working on the streets
at night in. order to keep the pav
ing gang going in full swing a"
beginning to realize their hopes.
For over two weeks a gang of busi
ness men have taken, their places in
the paving gang promptly' at 7 and
worked until .midnight in order that
there might not be a possibility of
Wahoo's business , section being
caught unpaved, by an early Avin
ter. They have had a pretty good
time and a large and enthusiastic
audience every night.
Pioneer of Washington ' .
County Dead at Herman
Herman, Neb., Nov. 4. (Special
Telegram.) Herbert H. Herzog, a
pioneers of Washington county and
a former member of the Nebraska
legislature, died at his home here
Tuesday from a general breaking
down due to Brignt's disease. .He
was 52 years old. He was born in
Knox county, Ind. . He came to
Washington county in 1885. For
several years ' he was engaged in
teaching and since 1892 had been
with state Senator E. C. Housten of
Tekamah in the lumber business in
Herman. He served asinember of
the Thu-ty-second Nebraska legisla
ture in' 1911. , He is survived by hit
wife, one son and three daughter?.
Mr. Herzog was a member of Vie
Masonic and Odd Fellows lodges.
He had held various municipal of
fices and was a member of th
school board when he died.
Fremont Bank Clearings, r
Fremont, Neb., No. 4. (Spe.cial.1
The bank clearings for Fremonf
for the month of October wert
$3,60,750, an increase over the samt '
period a year ago of $944,600.
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