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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1919.
Lincoln Bureau i: Bee
P. A. Barrows, Correspondent
PROBE OF BANK
AT IIALSEY, NEB.
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Mysterious Certificates of De
posit for $10,000 Excite
Curiosity of Nebraska
' Lincoln, Dec. 25. (Special.) The
state, banking department has taken
charge of the affairs of the Farmers
state bank, Halsey, Neb., and an ex
amination is being made in an ef
fort to find put about $28,500. which
it is alleged,' is unaccounted for.
The bank has a capitalization of
$10,000 and up to the early part of
: this year was controlled by B. L.
Mills, president. Mills' interests were
sold to F. M. Ridings of Minneapo-'
lis, who is now president and hold
ing 56 per cent of the stock.
According to information obtained
by the state banking department
ironi June 1 to August 1 paper be
gan arriving from out of the state
and Ridings had certificates of de
posit for this paper, made out to
him, payable in six months in
.mounts of $1,000 cash.
Banks Hold Certificates 1
The First National bank of Nora
Springs is said to have $4,000 of
'hese certificates dated June, 1 and
endorsed by Ridings, and another
$1,000 is said to be in the hands of
'.he State bank of Plymouth, la.
The banking department had no
inkling of affairs until the state
ment of the bank wa$ received No
vember 1 when A. T, Dickinson,
itate bank examiner, made an ex
amination of the bank and discov
ered suspicious circumstances and
took charge of the bank about . 10
days ago. At present the bank is in
charge of Vice President Bowen,
who lives at Halsey.
F. A. Reisner, county attorney of
Thomas county, and A. E. Touzelin,
bank examiner, have been in Minne
apolis several days and it is said they
will be in Lincoln tomorrow with
Ridings, who agreed to come back
without a requisition. '
Suspicion N. P. League.
It is suspicioned that same of the
paper held by the Nonpartisan
League bank in North Dakota has
been unloaded' in other states and
that the Bank of Halsey was one of
the "favored" banks in getting the
paper. Color is given to this view
of the situation by reason of the fact
that Rid'iigs is associated with, H.
D. Hagerty (incorporated) of Fargo,
N. D., in which several prominent
associates of President Townley of
the Nonpartisan league are con
nected. Among the names connected with
the Hagerty company is J. R,
Waters, a former livery stable keep
er of Plymouth, la., who went to
North Dakota and was later made
state bank examiner. Another man
connected with the Hagerty com
pany is J. J. Hastings, treasurer and
secretary. . Hastings was formerly
president of the Scandinavian bank
of North Dakota.
Wood River Stores v
Severely Damaged by
Christmas Day Fire
Wood River, Wyoi, Dec. 25.
(Special) Fire of unknown origin
destroyed the Mat Jarvis building
and the Turner Grocery and Fur
niture stock Thursday morning caus
ing loss estimated at $15,000. The
Brett general, merchandise store,
and the Tangent building were also
i, badly damaged. ;
The fire was discovered at about
2 o'clock and before daylight the
Jarvis building was a complete loss.
The Brett establishment was dis
covered to be on fire shortly aft
erward, and it was nearly noon be
fore the fire in this building could
be subdued. '
A slight rain aided in preventing
the spread of the flames. The Jar
vis and Turner los is covered by
insurance and the Brett loss prac
Aged Mother's Tears
Fail to Move Judge
In Police Court
An aged mother's tears for her
son, ; David Wiltse of Newport,
Neb., who was arrested two days
ago for passing worthless checks,
failed to move the sympathy of Po
lice Judge Foster in central police
-station Wednesday. The youth was
ordered held until continuance of
his hearing on December 29. Bonds
were set at $1,000.
While Wiltse stolidly faced the
bench, his mother pleaded for clem-
encv toward her son.
"He just wanted to remember me
with a Christmas gift, judge," she
Young Wiltse passed a worthless
check for $50 on a clerk at the Ne
braska Clothing company, the com
plaint against him reads.
Standard Oil Company Man
Crushed Underneath Truck
Broken Bow, Neb., Dec. 25.
.(Special) Fred G. Grennell, a res
ident of Omaha, was. instantly
killed Monday afternoon, by being
crushed underneath a truck. Gren
nell was repair man for the Stan-
, dard Oil Co., and was on his way
from Broken Bow to Sargent The
heavy tank truck skidded on a
treacherous hill 22 miles northeast
of Broken Bow, and went over a
- steep embankment, plunging . 50
feet to the bottom, where it over
turned. Grennell was 28 years old
and leaves a wife and three children,
who reside in Omaha.
'Incendiary Fire at Beatrice.
Beatrice, Neb.. Dec 25. (Special.)
. An attempt was made to set fire
t.- a barn of Leo Muenster here.
Just after the blaze was discovered
two ne'ghbor .women saw a man
jump from a window in the barn and
run away. The fire was extinguished
y itb slight damag
OF STATE LAND
New Valuations in 16 Coun
ties Will Add $105,374.38
Lincoln. Neb..- Cec. 25. (Spe
cial) Land , Commissioner Dan
Ciitanmti , Anm .Tint rin much talk
ing about his conduct of the office
to which the people elected mm a
year ago; but according to a report
prepared covering the work of that
olfice in reappraising tne scnooi
lands of the state, it appears that
acts speak louder than words and
that in the first year of his admin
istration just closing he has added
in th inrnme of the state from re-
appraisments alone in the way of
rentals, $1U5,J4,J yearly.
TK nlH vain nf the lands in the
counties so far reappraised was
$64,.5U.8U. ,. ine new vaiuauuu
placed upoti these lands is shown to
he $2,380,552.48. an increase of $1,-
756,359.68. , .
During the year 9,011 acres ot
c.hrn1 1nni1a wpre examined and re
viewed for sale purposes, by the land
commissioner ana ne raised ine ap
praisement as found by the county
miccre frnm $142,449 to $179.-
390, a gain of $36,941. The changes
in the lease , valuations in we iu
counties so far revalued is as fol
lows: ' '
County Old Value New Value Incrfane
Boone , I 15,599 81,697 16,09?
Buffalo ...... 46,178 93,530 47.353
SI fiS 445.500 393.840
Cherry 224,010 816,842 691.831
n2w.7n' ihn 171,940 ?,228
Wreeley ...... :Z9,oou
Platte . .. 7,211
Richardson ... 11,680
Jota'l $624,312 $3,380,652 $1,766,239
New State Capitol
Plans Asked From
Inviations will be sent in a few
days to five architects living out
side of Nebraska to submit plans for
the new state capitol building at
Lincoln. It is exoected that Feb
ruary 1 will be designated the day
for the consideration ot the plans ot
these architects in competition with
the plans of John Latenser & Sdns
and John and Allan McDonald of
Omaha and Ellery Davis of Lincoln,
winners in the Nebraska competi
tion. - '!'
It is believed that Jarvis Hunt of
Chicago will be one of the archi
tects to enter the contest." Cass
Gilbert,, who designed ;the Minne
sota capitol, is reported to have de
clined to enter the contest. -
urain Lars wi
Be Given Preference
Over All Shipments
Chicago, Dec' 25. An order giv
ing grain preference over all Other
Commodities, was issued by R. H.
Aishton, regional director of the
northwest, and Hale Holden, re-
Lgional director of the central west.
ine order followed complaints by
grain men of the northwest and cen
trar west that they were unable to
move crops' on account of car short
age and will remain in force until
the present crops have been distrib
Not only are grain cars to have
preference on the right of way, but
they are to receive attention first in
repair shops and extra forces to put
bad order grain in condition are
authorized by the. orders.
Attorney General Rules
On Nebraska Suffrage Law
Lincoln, Dec. 25. (Special.)
Women voters of Nebraska may
vote , for delegates to the national
party convention, according to an
opinion rendered by Attorney Gen
eral Clarence A. Davis, issued yes
terday. The opinion is given in response
to an inquiry sent to the attorney
general's office 1y Mrs. W. E.
Barkley, ' president of the State
Suffrage association. The opinion
also says that women may be candi
dates for delegate. ,
Congress Is Postponed
St. Louis, Dec. 25,. The second
Panamerican congress scheduled
to open in Washington, D. C, Jan
uary 12, has been deferred one week,
according to a telegram received
here today from Carter Glass, secre
tary of the treasury. The postpone
ment was necessitated by the delay
of several foreign delegations in ob
taining steamship accommodations,
it was said.
Nebraskans in Washington.
Washington, Dec. 25. (Special.)
W. W. Alt of Hyannis, Neb., one
of the orominent ranchmen of the
Sixth district, is spending the holi
days in Washington. Mr and Mrs.
W. F. Gurley1 of Omaha are visiting
relatives in Georgetown nd will re
main in Washington until after the
new year. Congressman and Mrs.
Evans have gone to Pittsbuigh to
spend Christmas with Mrs. Evans'
Prominent Farmer Dies.
Beatrice, Neb., Dec. 25. (Special )
r-John Havlovic, well known Bo
hemian farmer living four miles
north of De Witt, dropped dead
after eating a hearty dinner. He was
60 years old and is survived by his
widow and five children, three sons
and two daughters.
To Heal a Couch
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HERO FOR XM AS
Pershing Greeted at Old Home
: In. Lincoln by Wildly En
Praises Boy Scouts.
Lincoln, Neb., Dec. 25. (Special.)
Crowds of cheering people thronged
the Burlington station here jrestr
day morning to greet General Per
shing on his first visit to his old
home here since the entrance of the
United States into the world war.
General Pershing's train arrived 15
minutes Jate, the engine puffing into
view at just 10:25 a. m. The gen
eral was accompanied from Omaha
by Gyernor McKelvie, Mayor J.
E. Miller of Lincoln, and a state re
ception committee headed by Adj.
Gen. H. J. Paul.
More -than a quarter of a century
ago' the general made this city his
home. He was then a law student
at the University of Nebraska and
commandant of the university ca
dets, and was known as "young
Lieutenant Pershing." He returned
yesterday an international figure,
and friends here declare they ire
bent on "drafting" him as a repub
lican presidential candidate.
Quarterback Drives Car,
As the 'general alighted from his
special coach. Boy Scouts of Lincoln
in uniform made a line through the
crowd, down which he passed to
the waiting automobile, followed by
Governor McKelvie, his sister, Miss
Mae Pershing, and his son, Warren
The car was driven by Harold
McGlasson. quarterback on the Uni
versity of Nebraska foot "ball team,
who saw service in the A, ,E.' F. as
a lieutenant - ' -. '
Headed by the Nebraska State
band, a long parade of automobiles
filled with city officials, and prom
inent Lincoln citizens, formed be
hind the ge'neral's car, and filed
through the main streets of the city
to the home of Mrs. D. M. Butler,
another sister of the general.
Here the general dismounted, and
again passed through a'double col
umn of Boy Scouts to the porch of
the home, when he stopped to shake
hands with countless children who
had gathered to welcome the mili
tary idol of the American people to
his old home towm
Shakes Hands With Children.
"You are the best bunch of Boy
Scouts I've seen anywhere," said the
general to his escort. He then turn
ed to other boys not in uniform and
told them he hoped to see them
soon in the Boy Scouts.
"I am glad to spend Christmas in
Lincoln," he told the throng which
filled the Butler lawn. "I am glad
to get back to my old home in Ne
braska. Four of the happiest years
of my life were spent at this univer
"Merry Christmas to you all, and
I shall try-to see you all before I
leave Lincoln," he called, as he dis
appeared into the home of his sister.
Spanish war veterans were out in
force to greet the general, many of
them striking hands with him at the
" ' " ;'.' r
Pershing to Meet Boy
Scouts of Ogden, Utah
. Ogden,. Utah, .Dec, 25. Answer
ing invitations of the American
legion and boy scouts to spend part
of January 16 in Ogden, Gen. John
J. Pershing sent messages from Lin
coln, Neb., saying he will try to
make such arrangements and add
ing: .,... ..,
"I ' am deeply interested in boy
scouts." - , - - ' -
Gen. John J., Pershing troop of
boy scoutsMs located in Ogden.
Germany Puts Penalty
On Exports Shipped
Berlin Dec. 3. The Reichsan
zeiger says that an order of export
trade control will be issued short
ly empowering the national econom
ic minister to fobid all exports, con
sequently exports will require the
permission of the national commis
sary, who can transfer his authority
to other bureaus. The existing cen
tral bureaus for export permission
will be, replaced by export permis
sion headquarters.- '
To cover the rising export ex
pense , to the nation, charges will
be imposed according to the de
cree of the economic ministry. The
export bureaus can also make spe
cial rates to meet their additional
The money derived from export
permits will b'e devoted to improv
ing social conditions. The penalties
for illegal export have been in
creased. The goods will be confis
cated, imprisonment has been pro
vided, as well as fines equal to triple
the value of the commodities.
SIX MEN STORM
TOLEDO JAIL AND
Four Desperate Convicts
Escape Through Assault
Upon. Prison Guards Dep-
uty' Sheriff "Shot.
Toledo, O., Dec. 25. Four men
with police records all over the
country escaped from jail here to
day by an attack by six men upon
deputy sheriffs, one of whom was
shot. The four men at large are
Edward Meehan, alias D. E. West,
30, known nationally as a safe
blower; Albert Loach, store bur
glar, known to police under six
aliases; Leo Mitchell, with 11
aliases, safeblower, and Frank How
ard, alias Albert Johnson, alias
Whitey, safeblower and burglar.
Meehan on January 25, 1912, was
sentenced to IVa years at Fort
Leavenworth for a postoffice rob
bery at Paulding O. The following
year President Taft commuted his
sentence to three years. He was
arrested here for a killing in a re
sort, was found guilty of man
slaughter and sentenced to 20 years.
Loach was arrested here Septem
ber 10 for the robbery of a silk
Mitchell has' served several terms
in prisons in different parts of the
country.. His most prominent "bit"
was done at Auburn, N. Y., for the
robbery of a jewelry store at
Rochester. He was awaiting trial
here on a charge of Carrying con
cealed weapons. -
Howard was held as the result of
a brawl in which a woman was
killed. In August, 1917, he was
given 19 years in Sing Sing for hold
ing up a' New. York gambling resort.
He served two years and escaped.
Six men visited the jail this morn
ing and said "Merry Christmas" to
the three deputies on duty.- While
one of the deputies was returning
the salutation, the men attacked the
guards, locking them in a cell. In
the melee Leo Noonan, a 'deputy,
was shot in the shoulder.
Sheriff, John Mathias, hearing the
comotion, arose from his bed and,
unarmed, appeared on the scene. He
was promptly taken to the cellar
and incarcerated. :
The 10 men then departed from
the jail and although an almost im
mediate alarm was given, no trace
An abandoned automobile was
found near a roadhouse in the out
skirts and it is believed they es
caped in it Two men suspected of
the freeing of the jail inmates hive
been arrested. Fearing an attempt
to release them police with shotguns
are guarding the city prison tonight.
The raid on the jail took place
shortly after 3 o'clock in the morn
ing. The jail is located outside the
business section, where there is little
traffic at that hour of the night.
Nobody has been found who saw
the convicts and their deliverers
leave the jail.
Hunting for Planet
Supposed to Exist
Outside of Neptune
Cambridge, Mass., Dec. 25. Pro
fessor William H. Pickering of the
Harvard astronomical observatory,
who is stationed at Mandeville,
Jamaca, is now engaged in a search
for the planet which is supposed by
astronomers to exist outside Nep
tune and estimates that this undis
covered member of the solar system
is some 55 times as far from the
sun as is the earth, according to a
statement made by Professor Solon
L. Bailey, acting director of the
"Astronomers have "suspected the
existence of a planet outside Nep
tune for at least 50 years." Profes
sor Bailey said, "and since 1877
many observers have tried to locate
"It is expected that the planet will
be in apposition to the sun this win
ter and, therefore, in a favorable po
sition for observation. The exact
date set for apposition by Profes
scr Pickering, in an estimate was
December 30, 1919. It is thought
that the planet will' be of about the
fifteenth magnitude, which means
that ' it will prove to be several
thousand times too faint to be seen
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Endof-the Year Sale
Starts December 26th,
T reductions affording extraordinary savings offering values that are notably worth while
in every instance.
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Starts December 26th
Remember, Parents, School Opens December 29th
The January sale of juvenile apparel has been brought forward several
days for your particular benefit, giving you two days, Friday and Saturday,
in which to outfit the children from head to foot at January Clearance Sale
Radical Reductions in Girls9
Coats Dresses Middies Furs
Hats Separate Skirts Shoes
Infants' and Little Tots'
' Coats Dresses Shoes Hats Rompers
In the Boys9 Shop
Suits, Overcoats; Sweaters, Mackinaws,
Shoes, Caps, Shirts, Underwear
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