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SPURNS HUSBAND AFTER
White Plains, N. Y., Jan. 3.-
nenty Lewis Slade, who was given
. J r e .
a uccrec 01 separation irom nis.
wealthy wife, Olivia H. Slade of
Momamonerk, bv Supreme Court
Justice William P. Piatt, declared
Ins wife ordered him to leave hei
when her father left her $1,000,000 ir.
August, 1918. He took the hint that
he was not wanted, he told the court,
after it ' had been many times re
peated. Slade' charged his wife witu
"HOME AGAIN, HOME AGAIN,
PRICES TOO BIG."
Chicago, Jan. 3. -The Woman's
Tair Price commission for Illinois
will liave an official slogan to im
press conservation on the 70,000
club women who are assisting in
the campaign against the high cost
of living. The slogan.' Mrs. Maude
A, Turley, secretary of the commit
tee announced today reads:
"To market, to markcV
1 To buy a fat pig.
Home again, home again,
Prices too big."
Motion pictures are to be used to
spread the slogan.
PEERESS FORCED TO
HUNT WILD BEASTS.
London, Jan. 3. (By Universal
Service.) How Lord Carbery, the
big game hunter and airman, took
his beautiful bride to Africa after
their1 honeymoon and made her gal
lop miles on horseback despite her
delicate health; how she was made'
to hunt dangerous beasts by herself;
how she had to live ina grass hut
like a savage, and how ne beat her
with a sjambok were some of the
revelations of the married life of the
peeress' jisst disclosed in the Dublin
courts. Lady Carbery was granted a
decree nisi of divorce.
Lady Carbery said her husband
used to boast of his women ac
quaintances in Cairo and Zanzibar.
THE BEE PUBLISHES THE. COMPLETE WOMAN'S CLUB NEJVS DEPARTMENT IN NEBRASKA.
The ; Omaha Sunday Bee
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AGAIN TO RETURN.
Chicago, Jan. 3. The day of the
seven - dollar-aLweek- servant girl
who would cook, sweep, mind the
baby, wash dishes, ' run the laundry
and do odd jobs of calcimining in
her spare time is. coming again, ac
cording to Miss Elizabeth Moyin
han of the Travelers' Aid society.
Every boat from Europe is bring
ing hundreds of Scandinavian, Irish,
English and Italian girls eager to do
ousework. Miss Moyinhan says.
The Travelers' Aid society is assist
ing scores en route from New York.
"I expect that in three or four
months," one employment agency
said, ''we will have almost the old
conditions back girls willing to
work for. $7 or $8 a week, instead
ot 'highty-tighty' dusters willing to
assist in housework for $15 a week.
LEARNING TO JAZZ.
idorT, ' Tan.. 3. (By Universal
Service.) A new devotee of danc
ing is invading London ball rooms
and night clubs, lie is the warrior
Who has returned from the fray
- minus a leg or even two and who,
fitted up with the latest in artificial
limbs with movable ankles, is going
out after terpsichorcan honors in
earnest. - - '
Sir Arthur Stanley, president of
the Red Cross in London, is re
' seoiisible for the introduction of the
new jazz artist and is personally
supervising the dancing -lessons 01
25 flying officers who are pioneers
in the project.
"Balance is taught in dancing," de
clared Sir Arthur. "It will increase
their usefulness in other spheres,
add to their happiness and will, no
doubt, lead to the perfection of arti
FREE WILLARD ,OF .
Kansas City, Mo., Jan. 3. Jess
Willard, former hearvyweight cham
pion, has been' cleared of the charge
s of profiteering in coid wood. '
It had been chargeA that Willard
had violated provision&W the Lever,
act in chargingan excessive price
for cord wood cut from, his farm
near Topeka, Kan,.
Witnesses for the government
testified that Willard had at first
set a price of $5 a cord "in tut
stump" for the wood, but when told
that was too high had directed the
Topeka city commissioners to "go
ahead and take the wood any way."
Witnesses quoted Willard as telling
them if needy persons were found
' who could -not pay for the wood to
" deliver it anyhow. As a result it
. was brought out at the hearing, nine
-t of the 71 cords sold from the Wil
lard farm were giveu away. .
"We not only gave away nine
cords, but we haven't ' paid any of
the bills yet." testified J. E. Wilson,
a member of the Topeka fair- price
commission. "Willard hasn't re
's ceived any pay and we don't knew
Vyet how much he will get."
Commissioner Clavlin discharged
Villard before the defense offered
aijy testimony. Willard. himself did
ii6t;take the stand.
r NEVER SAW GIRLS
BREAK ANY WINDOWS.
- Bedford Hills, N. Y, Jan. 3.
.- MiSs Jessie McCandiss, matron of
one of thel cottages for girls at the
' state reformatory or women here,
testified that she had seen two girls
handcuffed with their hands behind
their backs as a disciplinary measure
for breaking windows. She gave her
evidence before John S. Kennedy,
vice president of the state prison
commission, who- is investigating
. chargesof cruelty a. the institution.
She added that she never had
seeiv girls "strung up" on cell doors
with 'their feet off the floor, but. said
she had been told by Thomas Quinn,
a guard a( the reformatory, that' he
had seen girls hung in this position
- from iron gratings. He told her,
she declared, that the, reformatory
had been "a one woman institution"
long enough- and that he would use
his influence to have a new superin
Dr. Mary Conant, resident phy
sician atv the reformatory, when
asked if she would approve hand
cuffing and cold water treatment if
.he girl had a weak heart, replied:
.,VAny girl, that breaks windows
and . swears the way girls tip tlere
do, hasn't gora weak heart"
Nebraska's Own War Hero
Guest of 5,000 People at Re
ception v jn Auditorium
Makes Brief Speech.
WOMEN'S VOTES PLEDGED
HIM FOR THE PRESIDENCY
General Defends Actions of
Soldiers in France and
Praises Activities of Middle
West During Conflict.
Gen. John J. Pershing, Nebraska's
own, spent three hours in Omaha
yesterday afternoon on his way t
Chicago. During his stay he made
a 10-minufe speech at the Audi
torium, shook hands with nearly
5.000 people and was promised the
support, of Nebraska women for
the presidency by Mrs. Drapei
Smith, leading Omaha suffrage
The train carrying the general'.,
private car arrived at the Burling
ton station at 3:30 p. m. As the gen
eral descended from his car a lusty
che'er went up from" a crowd which
packed the station and lined the via
A reception committee, made up
of members of the city council and
board of directors of the Chamber
of Commerce, was on hand, and with
the aid of several police officers, es
corted the general through the
crowd to the waiting automobile oi
Senator loseph H. Millard.
Cheered on Streets.
IT. H. Baldrige, chairman of th'c
reception committee, rode by the
general's side as he was driven from
the station up Farnam street to
Eighteenth street, down Harney
street to Fifteenth street and to the
Auditorium. Although there was no
unusual crowd on the streets, hearty
applause from pedestrians caused the
general to rise frequently and salute:
As General Pershing stepped out
on the Auditorium stage the Fort
Crook band struck up "The Star
Spangled Banner" and the great
crowd rose with a .cheer lasting fully
W. G. Ure explained that in the
absence of Mayor Smith, II. H.
Baldrige had been asked to present
the general. Mr. Baldrige, in a short
introductory speech, expressed the
pride which Omaha took in enter
taining the general, reviewed the
general's record during the crisis r
.he world war and compared the
general's humble beginning as a Mis
souri store clerk to that of Washing
ton and other great military geniuses
of this country.
Military in Speech.
As General Pershing stepped
forward to speak there was a sud
den hush of expectancy. He stood
before his audience, a straight, mil
itary figure of tatiued face, gray of
hair and close cropped mustache,
looking straight into the faces of
his audience for nearly a minute
Then, in his .precise military
manner, in a voice which softened
at times, he told Omaha "of the
heroism -of its own men, men who
had filled the breech in the allied
lines and stopped the onrushing
"It was the spirit of the people
of Nebraska and the middle west,"
he began, "that was our greatest
source of encouragement during the
great war in Europe. We always
felt that the people of Nebraska
were behind us, heart and soul.
Praises Nebraska Troops.
"The way in which the people
undertook te carry on their part
in the war most of all. through J
r-the great farming districts. of the
west, made Victory for this coun
try anH the allies inevitable. The
men that -you sent- to represent
you in thewar attained, with" com
paratively short training, the dis
tinction of being equal, more than
equal, to the best troops in Europe."
A shout of applause marked ,this
last sentence. '
"I remember very clearly the val
or of the 89th division, a division
made up of Nebraska men of
Omaha." More applause.
"The division distinguished itself
at the Argopne, had distinguished
themselves .before that battle and
continued to distinguish themselves
afterwards." The general, here took
an opportunity to discredit many
reports "of disorderly conduct of
American soldiers in France.
Proud of Soldiers.
"The people of Nebraskaxshould
be proud of the reputation of their
soldiers. American soldiers, in
Europe," he said. "There 'was in
the hearts and mind f those boys
an earnest desire to get at the en
emy and drive hiin back where he
belonged. These mfn have returned
with new experiences, which came
to them through their association
with all classes.
"Their victory was not altogether
military. They have left behind im
pressions of the young American
manhood, which have caused the al
lies to express surprise and praise.
They helped widows and orphans m
(Continue! n Fate Four, Column One.)
OUTLAWS I. W.W.
' BY INJUNCTION
Teaching or Advocating Prin
ciples of Organization For
- bidden by Order.
Spokane, Wash., Jan. '3. .Under
provisions of a permanent injunction
issued by Superior Judge R: M.
Webster here it will become con
tempt of court to 'advocate or to
teach the principles of the I. W. W.,
to be affiliated wHth it or to post in
any place anything which will ad
vertise the organization.
The order was issued at the con
clusion of the court's arraignment of
John Grady, alleged secretary of the
1. W. W. defense fund, and three
other alleged I. W. W. now serving
sentences i nthe county jail
The order affects not only the de
fendants named, but all others who
may hereafter become known in
connection with the I. W W.
21 I. W. W. Released.
Tacoma, Wash., Jan. 3. Twenty
cne alleged I. W. W. were released
and charges against them under the
state syndicalism law were dis
missed -here in the superior court.
Fifty remain in jail to be tried on
the state charge. .
Former Deputy County Attor
ney WiJI Present on Resump
tion of Hearing Copy of Let
ter He Says He Did Dictate.
WILL KIRK APPEAR AT
- HEARING IS QUESTION
, ' The Passing Show of 1920 1
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TO USE CONTROL
ON SUGAR PRICE
Won t Exercise Powers Con
ferred by Congress Relative
To Cuban Crop.
Washington, Jan. 3. President
Wilson has decided not to '"xercise
powers conferred in the 'McNary
sugar control bill authorizing pur
chase and distribution of the Cuban
sugar crop, according to a statement
issued at the White Hose.
The statement said the president
had decided on the basis of facts
presented for his consideration and
the recommendation of the sugar
equalization board that this powcf
should not be exercised.
In a long statement announcing
the president's decision, the declara
tion is made that apparently the
available sugar supply is sufficient
for Ajnerkan needs "even on the
present unnecessarily large basis of
consumption," and notice is given
that the power of price control
through the licensing system, au
thorized by the bill, will De invoke-1
if necessary in co-operation with
the Department of Justice..
Figures 'attached show that the
estimated 1919 consumption in the
United States was slightly more
than 4.500.0!iO tons of which normally
only 1,000,000 tons was domestic
production. As the Cuban crop is
unusually large at 4800,000 tons, of
which the allies, however, because of
limiting purchasing power, will take
p.bout 1,250,000 tons, and as the es
timated Louisiana, western beet, Ha
waiian and Porto Rican production
will reach 2,000,000 tons, the state
ment foresees sufficient supply fof
American need. . t
The American per capita con
sumption of sugar,' the statement.
said, had risen from 35 pounds io
1866 to an average of 85 pounds dur
ing the 1914-1916 period and to S'2
pounds for 1919. ,
Doctors Testify New
Not Right Mentally;
' Murder Insane Act
Los Angeles, Jan. 3. Two moreJ
alienists testified for the ctense in
the triaj of Harry New. alleged mur
derer of his fiance, Freda Lesser,
giving- opinions that New was in
sane when he shot the young woman
near here last July. They were Dr.
E. B. Hoag and Dr. E. O. Sawyer.
Dr. Hoaj referred to New as a
"constitutional inferior" and also de
scribed' him as a "psychopathic per
sonality," a ''man with paranoiac
symptoms" and a "feeble-minded
person with the brain of a child of
12 years or less.
U n,d e r - cross-examination by
Thomas Lee Woolwine, district at
torney, the witness siid that assum
ing that the theory of the prosecu
tion to' be correct New killing of
Miss Lesser was not necessarily the
act ot an insane man.' vvooiwinej
stated the theory to be that New had
killed the girl deliberately because
-she would hot agree to the perform
ance of a criminal operation on her
after he had urged her to that course,
following his refusal to marry her.' ,
Banquet Arranged to Urge ,
. Mayor Smith for Governor
A numbers of Omaha democrats
held a meeting at the- Paxton hotel
last night and made arrangements
for. a banquet to be held at 6:30
p. tn., January 17, to urge the can
didacy of Mayor Ed P. Smith for
governor. Committees were ap
pointed to complete details.
Grey May Return as
. Ambassador to U. S.
New York, Jan. 3. Possibility of
his return to Washington as British
ambassador to the United States
was indicated in a statement made
here today by Viscount Grey of
Fallodon prior to his departure foi
London oh what he described as a
"leavf absence '
X JM I!! TO
it r -k . 1. 1 !'r- l
Further Questions Raised In
clude Disposition of Fund
Alleged to Have Been Raised
Others in Limelight.
When the state bar commission
resumes the investigation at Lin
coin Tuesday of the release from the
penitentiary a month ago of Beryl
C Kirk, notorious bandit murderei,
under the direction of the attorney
general, and pursuant to the instruc
tions of the supreme court, interest!
is expected to center on the now fa
mous letter of Ray J. Abbott, former
chief de'puty attomev for Douglas
county- to Governor f cKelvie.
A shroud of mystery has envel
oped the Abbott letter since the day
following Kirk's release. Senator
Bushee, who was acting governor
when he signed the unusual fur
lough for Kirk's release, heralded to
the world that his action was justi
fied and published the Abbott letter,
which, he declared, would exonerate
him more than anything else from
charges of wrongdoing.
Will Repudiate Letter.
However, the letter published by
Senator Bushee over the signature
of Mr. Abbott urging the release of
Kirk now is declared by the former
assistant county attorney for Doug
las county not to be authentic.
Mr. Abbott will-take the witness
stand in Lincoln next week, he de
clared last night, and will repudiate
the communication alleged to have
been written by him. ince testify
ing previously before the hearing
Mr. Abbott declared ' be had re
freshed his memory, and he has
written to the attorney general ask
ing for permission to be hoard;
again. He expects to be called to
the stand Wednesday.
Mr. Abbott admits that he did
write a letter to the governor last
summer at the instance of Attorne)
Harry Fleharty and Mrs.-Beryl Kirk
He declared he dictated the letter ;n
Mr. Flc'iarty's office, but emphati
cally denies the letter which has
been made a record in the case is
the pne lie scigned.
"I dicta'cd a letter with the defi
nite understanding that it was to
have been placed before the board
of pardons in the regular manner,"
declared Mr. Abbott.
Letter Has Disappeared.
The Abbott letter never reached
the board of pardons, nor did it eve."
i each the governor's office, although
it was addressed to the state's chie1
executive. This was developed by
testimony already offered before the
commission. Neither member of the
Lincoln law firm of Peterson & De
voc, who obtained Kirk's release,
have been able to recall how the
letter came into their possession.
Mr. Abbott declared he left it in Mr.
Fleharty's office. Neither Senatoi
Peterson nor Mr. Devoe could recall
on the witness stand whether it was
forwarded to them by mail or
whether Mrs- Kirk or Mr. Fleharty
brought it to their office.
At any rate it has been shown
that the communication wtfs not sent
Continued on Page Two, Column Two.)
Adam McMullen First
Republican to Enter
Race for Governor
' . !
Beatrice, Neb., Jan. 3. (Special.)
Adam McMullen of this city an
nounces that he will be a candidate
for governor in the republican pri
maries: Mr. McMullen represented
Gage county in the legislature dur
ing the sessions of 1905 and 1907,
and was elected to the senate in
1917. He has always- taken an active
part in politics and is the first can
didate to enter the race for gov
ernor. , . ., - - '
Lincoln. "Neb., Jan. 3. --.Special
Telegram.) Immediately following
the announcement of Adam McMul
len of Beatrice that he would be a
candidate for the republican nom
ination for(governor, friends of For
mer Mayor Don Love of this city
announced that he would also be a
candidate. Mr. Love is now-in Wash
ington and his friends say he will
make a formal statement of his
candidacy immediately upon his re
IN READINESS TO
TAKE REDS AWAY
700 Prisoners Already Taken
in Dragnet in Greater New "
York Removed to
British Industrial Interests
Seeking Large Loan in U. S.
New York, Jan. 3. The1 British
treasury has notified J. P. Morgan
& Co., its financial agents here, that
it is not seeking a large loan in this
country, it" was authoritatively
stated here today. Sir George Paish
who arrived here Wednesday to
seek'a large loan- for British. indus
trial interests, isvnot connected with
the British treasury, it .was said.
New York, Jan. 3. Armed with
more than 300 warrants, federal
agents and police detectives con
tinued their search tonight for rad
icals accused of plotting to over
throw the government, who escaped
the government's dragnet which
netted 700 prisoners in the last 24
hours in greater New York.
Throughout the day, under heavy
escorts of coast guards, police and
government agents, the radicals
captured in this city together with
hundreds brought from northern
New Jersey sections, were trans
ported to Ellis island. As a result
the immigration station is swamped
with its record jam of alien an
archists held for deportation pro
ceedings. Urge Goverrfment's Overthrow.
Bombs,' rifles, pistols, - bayonets,
knives and ammunition seized in
raids on radical centers in Newark
and Elizabeth, N. J., lent a sinster
air to the reported activities of
radicals captured by government
agents there and in other northern
New Jersey sections. Tons of seized
propaganda literature, whic.li is al
leged to have urged the overthrow
of the government by violence,, were
being systematically sorted and
studied by federal agents here to-,
Will Continue Work.
If Martens, who has constantly
defied attempts of investigators to
obtain information concerning his
activities for Trotsky and Lenine,
is shown to be connected with the
communists' activity in America, he
will be reported to the congressional
committee investigating radicalism
for deportation, Chief Flynn an
nounced. Determination of the communists
t6 continue their work for the over
throw of the government was voiced
by Harry Winitsky, secretary of the
(Continued on Tane Two, Column One.)
First. League of
Nations Call May'
Conie From Wilson
Washington, Jan. 3. Study of the
subject hasconvinced officials here
that President Wilson may issue the
call for the first .meeting of the
council of the league of nations
without- committiug the United
States government to participate in
the league. In accordance with that
view necessary preliminary steps
have been taken, it is understood,
to permit President Wilson to com
ply with the ' requirement of the
treaty that he issue the formal call.
The call will be made immediately
upon publication in the official
French organ of., the "Process Ver
bal" proclaiming the' completion of
the ratifications of the peace treaty
which -is expected within a week.
Though not officially stated, it is be
lieved that .the call by President
Wilson will be issued through the
secretariat of the league in Lpndon
ot Pari -
SAD PICTURE OF
Struck in His Vital Strength
, And Eternally Torn by
Berlin, Jan. 3. The Hague corre
spondent of the Tageblatt gives a
rather unusual picture of the former
German emperor in an article on the
personal appearance of the former
ruler and his future prospects.
"The kaiser himself the kaiser
grown much older has been struck
in his vital strength," says the cor
respondent. "The trembling in the
right arm and leg, which earlier was
only just noticeable has so increased
that it-is apparent at a glance and
dominates hi's entire appearance.
i The kaiser has become very corpu
lent, though he eats little.
Having talked with countless phy
sicians who have visited the former
emperor, the correspondent pre
cedes his picture with a sharp criti
cism of some of these leading per
sonalities, "who afterwards tell tact
less stories, and stories based on
misunderstanding which circulate
about the V-orld."
Attitude Still Soldierly.
"The kaiser's attitude is still sol
dierly, ljut he appears to have grown
shorter. Jt is noticeable how slowly
he speaks in contradiction to his old
habit. Hes livens up only when re
membrances of the old days come to
him. This often occurs in the middle
of a conversation.
"Only pity can be felt for the
kaiser on such occasions. No one.
who has seen him at Amerongen
and is capable of responsible impres
sion believes that this man, who
spiritually torn and shows it in his
body, will ever play an active roV:
in any form whatsoever. . By the
grinding experiences of war, the
blow of breakdown and, J" worry
about his future, which constantly
torments him, the deeper impulses
of his will are dulled."
In the opinion of the correspond
ent the former emperor has pur
chased Doom house as proof that
he has givqn up all thoughts of re
turning to Germauy
Police Called to Referee
Fight Among City Firemen
Police were called last night to
referee a fight among city firemen
in No. 6 engine house, Twenty
fourth and Cuming streets. "Pete"
McDermott, 604 North Twdnty-thinl
Itrcet, was arrested by one of the
referees and . charged . with . being
drunk and disorderly
According to Policeman Peters,
Fire Captain George Cusick was
beating McDermott over the head
with a club when the police arrived.
Cusick and McDermott, it was al
leged, had come on duty drunk and,
answering a fire call at Eighteenth
and Cass streets, had started an ar
gument at-the engine house,
Expect 100,000 Immigrants.
New York, Jan. 3. With hun
dreds of aliens being shipped from
all parts of the country to . Ellis
Is. nut for deportation as dangfous
radicals, it wa rep rted that 100,
000 immigrants are expected on in
coming vessels ihis, month. Nearly
50.000 arrived last mcnth and nearly
K.S00 have been landed in 'the last
48 hours, , t ,
85 INJURED IN
WRECK ON GREAT
Coaches Rol Down Embank
ment Near Wyeth, Mo.
' One Victim Dies, Others .
In Serious Condition.
St. Joseph. Mo.. Jan. 3. One ma;',
was killed and 85 injured when Chi
cago, Great Western passenger train
No. 3 was wrecked early today near
Wyeth, Mo.. 2$ miles north of here
E. J. McGrath, a section foreman
of the railroad from Aitken,- Minn.,
who died this afternoon in a hos
pital, was the only fatality. Others
are in a serious condition and it is
expected that Mrs. Ruth Jackson,
uegress, 1206 .Cherry street, Dcs
Moines, la., will not live.
Wreck Caused by Broken Rail.
The wreck was caused by a broker,
rail, railroad officials said. The train
runs from Minneapolis to Kansas
City and was due to arrive in St.
Joseph at 5:02 this morning. The
derailment occurred near a- trestle
crossing the 102 river The locomo
tive, the baggage car and a day
coach passed the broken rail in
safety and crossed the trestle. The
remainder of the cars left the rails.
The day coaches rolled down the
embankment and the sleeping cars
piled up along the right of way in
the rear. A day coach crowded with
passengers turned completely over.
.. . List of Injured.
Among the injured brought to
hospitals in St. Joseph 'were:
Dr. E. L. Hoag, East Las Vegas,
N. M., left leg contused, shoulders
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence and nine
children, Hall Summitt, Kan., all cul
and bruised about the hodics; mother
and babv in serious condition.
: J. V. Frost. Cedar Falls, Ia hack
H. L. Spry, Waterloo, la., oack
O. C. Boyer, Cedar Falls. Ia.,
badly cut about the head and shoul
ders and chest crushed.
Charles Duffy, Glasgow, Mont.
left' hip ami right shoulder contused.
Mrs. Acidic Wallace, West Union,
la., eye injured, wrist broken and
Mrs. M. A. SpauMing. . West
Union, fa., head hurt.
Mrs. E. S. Morse, Nashua, la., col
lar bone broken, critical. .
E. S. Morse, Nashua, la., hip and
arms injured. '
.. Ak Engleking, Waterloo, la., back
Mrs. Albert Harmes. Brockton,
Mont., left side and right arm lacer
ated. H. F.- Hensey, Boone, la., head
and hips cut and bruised.
A. Shud, Clemons, la., hody
Mollie Elledgc, Marshalltown, la.,
cuts about the head.
. M. O. Musser, West Union, la.,
back and head hurt..
A. M. Wallace, West Uniou, la.,
head and arms cut and bruised.
T. R. Stam, West Union. Ia., leg
broken and back sprained. ,
Ben Herdlichka, Humboldt, la.,
right leg broken and head hurt.
James Herdlichka, Humboldt, Ia.,
back injured and internal injuries.
Finn Brothers in St. Paul Jail
Charged With Assisting in
Looting Farmers and Mer
chants' Bank of $115,000. ,
$20,000 BOND URGED
BY OMAHA POLICE CHIEF
Man Arrested in Omaha,
Claims Perfect Alibi, But Is
Held Under Big Bond Rend
ing Hearing. . '
George Finn, alias Thomas Mc
Kay, and his brotlfer, Mike Finn,
alias George Brown, were arrested
last night -in St. Paul, Minn., and',
held for the Omaha police on a war
rant charging the two brothers with
robbing the Farmers' and Mcr-,
charjts' bank of Benson December!
i '..j.gs.sr-ir.'" ja
31r according to the announcement,
cf Detective Lloyd O. Tcland last V
George Finn, alias McKay, was .
wounded in a gun battle bctwocn , .
city detectives and the Kirk gang,
after the robbery of the Malashock
jewelry store here two years, ago.
Lr.tcr McKay was acquitted of the
charge of murdering - Detective
Frank Rooney during 4he gun battle, "
while other members of the gang
were convicted. ( x i
' Caught in St Paul.
Telegrams were dispatched ve
ti rday by Chief of Detectives John
T. Dunn to all the larger cities in
the country asking the arrest of the,,.
Finn brothers. At 8:47 last night To-
land recsi-ifd message from --St.
I "ul saying the two alleged bandits
bad been apprehended. . ,
Warrants were sworn out yester
day by Chief Dunu against fdif
bandits who held up the Benson
bank at 10:30 a, m. December 31
and made off with $115,000 in cash i
and negotiable securities. . s
Chief of Police Eberstein last
right ordered St. Paul authorities to
hold flic Finn brothers under '$20.
000 bond each. Two detectives will
leave for St Paul at once to bring
back the prisoners. The detective
department annouueed last nirJ't
that they "had a good line" on t:K
other two bandits. -
The police say three employes ol '
the plundered bank have said pos-'
itiyely.on looking at pictures of "the (
Ffiin brothers that they are two of
the four bandits. . - .
Hold Harry Porche.
Despite refutations in the alleged
identity of Harry Porche. 2117
Sherman avenue," as a member of
the bandit gang, police are still
holding him at Central police sta- .
tion under bonds ot $1U,UU(J on a
charge of robbery.
Porche claims a perfect alibi ' ir,
the declarations of Jim Cudahy,
clerk at the Montrose cigar store.
Sixteenth and Locust streets: L.
Herbert, mechanic, and Sam Mad
sen, floorman at the Strehlow
garage, 2107 Sherman avenue.
Cudahy says that Torche was in
the cigar store at 10:30 Wednes
day morning, the day of the. roJ
bery. Herbert and Madsen say that
Porche drove his car into the
Strehlow garage shortly before 11
that same morning. ,.
Torche was arraigned in Central
police court yesterday for a hearing.
His case was set over until Tues
day and bonds were set at $10,000... J
Say Nebraska Girl xS.
Captured Member of'
Famous Botha Family
Storm Lake, Ia., Jan. 3. -(Special.)
Word has been received here
of the marriage of Miss Dorothea
Johnson, formerly of this city, a
daughter of Bishop and Mrs. E. S.
Johnson, to Calvin Graham Botha,
the marriage having taken place in
the Metropolitan church at Cape
Town, Africa, in November. It is
said that -Mr. Botha is a member of
the celebrated family of that name,
which has had so much to do with
the history of South Africa.
Four Farmers Escape Death
When Train Strikes Auto .
Sioux Falls, S. D., Jan. 3. Four
men, farmers residing near Rock
Rapids, Ia., miraculously escaped
.!..,. 1, ... i !i: - -. . r"-
nnui an iuniuis v.en.rai pas-
sengcr train, traveling at a high rate
of speed, struck the automobile a .
a. bouc iiu.isiug one mne east c
Rock Rapids. Thev were hrr.n,V,l
- . rrii- 1 . , .. V
i'j oiuua raus nospuai on tne
Snow Js Promised Nebraska
First Part of Coming
Washington. Jan. 3. We:
preoicupns ior tne week beguj
Monday are: Upper Mississippi
rower Missouri valley sGer
iair ana normal temperarur
snow is probable the first
thf week . ....
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