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THE BEE: OMAHA, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 14. 1920.
HELD FOR DEATH
OF YOUNG CHILD
Relatives Turn Against Man
Charged With Giving
His Daughter Pois
I Alliance. Neb., Jan. 13. Lawrence
I H. Lackey lyas held to the district
I court here by County Judge Tash
1 on a charge of causing the death of
I hi 7-year-old daughter, Pauline, by
I giving her poisoned candy. The
8 girl died in Alliance last December
11 . '
1 Mrs. Mary Lackey, mother of the
t accused, and Frank Lackey, a broth
I cr, were the chief witnesses. The
four Lackey children had been mak
I ing their home with the grandmother
1 following an estrangement between
t Mrs. Lackey testified that two
h bottles of strychnine had been kept
I in the house for several years and
'I that the day before little Pauline's
I death she had placed oile of the bot
! ties on the sideboard of the home.
I Neighbor Warned Her.
4 ' She testified that a neighbor wora-
I on YiaA uarni-H licr against such ac-
tion, because of the presence of small
I children m the home, ane sam sne
1 burned the bottle the day after the
S death of her granddaughter without
J looking to see if the seal of the bot
I tie had been broken.
I The first witness for the state was
Dr. Elmer Blok, the physician who
I was called to attend the little girl
1 when she was seized with convul-
sions at the school house on Decem
I ber 11. He testified that all indi
I cations pointed to death by strych
I nine poisoning. '
I he granuniotner or ine ucaa gir
was the second witness. Miss Vera
Spencer, school teacher, was placed
on the stand and told how the little
eirl had been suddenly seized with
1 the strange convulsions at the
'-' Specified Soft Centers.
Dr. George J. Hand, city physi
cian, and Dr. F. J, Peterson were
placed on the stand. They told of
the autopsy which was held on the
little girl s body and of the examina
tion of the stomach.
Earl Mallery, former state repre
senative and proprietor of the gro
cery store where Lackey secured the.
candy with which the little girl was
poisoned, was the next witness. He
was followed by Hal Gribble, meat
cutter in the store, who sold the
candy to Lackey.
Gribble told how Lackey specified
candy with soft centers when he pur
chased the commodity.
Mrs. Nettie Lackey, wife of Frank
Lackey, brother to the accused man,
was the concluding witness. She
.otlfioH tinur she was at the home
of little Pauline's grandmother and
1 1 Jm.r-litor tn urhnm I
I)UW licr uwi uoul.vvi, w "
some of the candy was given, said
it tasted bitter and spit it out.
Three New Presidents Are
v Named for Omaha Banks
J. H. Millard. H. C. Bostwick and M. T. Barlow Retire
At Their Own Requests as Heads of Omaha's
Largest Financial Institution. ,
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WALTER W. HEAD.
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and John H. Caldwell, son of the
lute Victor Caldwell, a former presi
dent of the bank, was elected as an
B. B. Wood and James P. Lee
were elected additional assistant
cashiers at the Merchants National
bank. Both men have been with the
Merchants National for a number
of years. Nelson B. Updike and
rrank 'W, Judson were elected as
additional directors' of the Mer
chants National. S. S. Kent, for
merly assistant cashier, was named
John W. Towle was elected vice-
president of the Nebraska National
bank. John Bekins, H. V. Burkley,
Sophus Neble and. Mr. Towle were
chosen as additional directors. Offi
cers of the Nebraska National were
Gaines Made Director.
Dan W. Gaines was named an ad
ditional director and vice-president
of the State Bank of Omaha. C. L.
Murphy, for some time past the dis
count teller of the State Bank of
Omaha, was chosen ,an assistant
cashier. All old directors and offi
cers of the State Bank of Omaha
were re-elected. ,
J. S. King, formerly assistant to
the president of the Stock Yards Na
tional bank, South Side, was elected
a vice president, James B. Owen
was made a vice president and cash
ier and F. J. Enderson, formerly as
sistant cashier, was also made a vice
president. Other assistant cashiers
elected were: H. C. Miller, C. L.
Owen and W. H. Dressier. H. W.
Vore was re-elected auditor. Oak
ley C. Willis, general manager of the
local Armour plant, was chosen an
All officers and directors of the
Live Stock National bank, South
Side, were re-elected.
A. L. Coad was named an i addi
tional member of the board of direc
tors of the Packers' National bank.
All other officers and directors were
William F. Hinz was promoted to
vice president of the Farmers' and
Merchants' bank of Benson, and
Howard E. Hutton to cashier, with
Bert C. Ranz re-elected vice presi
dent. All officers and directors of the
Union State bank was re-elected.
O. H. Barmettle, vice president
and general manager of, the Iten Bis
cuit Co., was chosen an additional
member of the Corn Exchange Na
tional bank board of directors. All
other members of the board, and all
officers were re-elected.
y of the best
V and $
in Omaha at S
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colors and materials.
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16th and Farnam 31
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r Special rates to students.
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Testimony of Mayor
Amuses Jury b Court
(Continued From Face One.)
struck that blow which nearly
The mayor illustrated the blow.
"I saw it coming," he said, "I was
attracted to Davis because I
thought there was a man big enough
to save me if he wasn't such a
Conditions Are "Alarming."
A jury to try the Davis case the
second time was secured soon after
noon yesterday after a day and a
half examining prospective jurors.
Attorneys characterized the men
tal attitude of the many of the jur
ors as alarming."
"What sort of a condition are we
coming to when jurors sit here and
tell us in a court of justice that they
think a lynching may be justifiable,
and when one of them calmly in
forms the officers of the state that
they would not hold the lynchers
responsible?" said one of the
Davis was tried in December on
charges of assault to murder and
assault to do great bodily injury to
Mayor Smith the night of the riot.
The jury disagreed.
Roy W. Simpson, 3509 South
Thirty-fifth street, was discharged
from all jury duty following answers
he gave to questions of County At
torney Shotwell while being exam
ined for jury duty.
"Riot Was Necessary."
"Do you think the riot at the court
house was justified?" asked Mr.
"Well, it seemed to be necessary,"
said Simpson. ,
Would you hold responsible the
men who were in it?"
"I'd hate to," was the reply.
Judge Redick called for the name
of the juror and discharged him
from further service. This was the
sixth man discharged from jury
service in the effort to secure the
Men Are Not Foreigners.
"These are not so-called foreign
ers, either," a court officer pointed
out "They have good, solid Anglo- j
Saxon names." !
In District Judge Estelle's court, !
where a jury was impaneled to try
Fred Rissi on a charge of conspir-1
acy to murder Will Brown, the same
condition was apparent.
George W. Carr, 3312 Corby
street, was dismissed from the jury
following some of his answers.
"There comes a time when men
have to do something," he declared,
and then was stopped and discharged
Apricots and Peaches
Will be placed en aale Wednesday.
Thursday, Friday and Saturday
at S9e per gallon.
Tate advantage ef this exceptional
sale price. Come early we do not ex
pect to have enough to go around.
For the past few days we nave been
holding' a sale on gallon cans of
PEACHES and APRICOTS. Many
women, who only bought one gallon
then, have sent in repeat orders for
from 10 to 2i gallons. Buyers: for
restaurants, boarding houses and house
wives should take advantage of this
2,000 Cana f OLD DUTCH CLEANSER
will be on sale Wednesday. Thursday,
Friday and Saturday at I cans for 25c
77 tall cans HEBE MILK. X for 25c
while they last.
Try HARPER'S Today It Will Pay.
r H. H. Harper Co.
1T13 Howard St Flatlron Bldff.
from the jury.
In District Judge Sears' court,
where a jury is being impanelled to
try Sam Novak on the charge of
conspiracy to murder the negro, Will
Brown, some jurors were dismissed
for apparent sympathy with lynch
Ernest G. Grover, 1924 South Fif
ty-second street, said he thought
lynching justifiable under some cir
cumstances. He was excused.
Omaha Still Second
Largest Live Stock
Market in the World
Omaha retained its position as
the second largest live stock mar
ket of the world during 1919, ac
cording to the Chamber of Com
merce bureau of publicity, which
completed the compilation of statis
tics showing increases and decreases
of the three largest markets, yester
day. The statistics show that cattle re
ceipts during 1919 were less, but
that Omaha's decrease was less
than 1 per cent, while the decrease
at Chicago was 4 per cent and at
Kansas City 7 per cent.
All markets showed an increase
in sheep receipts, according to
Chamber of Commerce figures. In
the total live stock receipts, Chi
cago showed an increase of 3 per
cent in 1919 over the previous year;
Omaha had a 2 per cent increase
and Kansas City a 2 per cent in
crease. Total receipts of the three mar
kets were: Chicago, 18,169,841
head; Omaha, 8,943,540 head, and
Kansas City 8,170,890 head.
Japan Freed of Charge of
Shipping Arms to Mexico
Wichinstnii Tan IT Tntpllitrence
officers of the War department are ,
c-iticfiar! ftr an in vest ioation that
the simultaneous arrival at Manza
nillo, Mex., of a steamer bearing
arms anil munitions from Taoan and
the Japanese Cruiser Yakuma had
no connection, .these omcers saia
today that the Yakuma was a train
incr liin anrl roiild not have orotect-
ed the munitions ship even had there
been occasion tor tne enon.
Don't Crank Your Head Off
. USE A MANIFOLD HEATER
Mr. Ford Owner Thousands of motor
wise Ford owners are now using this sim
ple device, which attaches to the mani
fold. Makes the cranking of your car
as simple a matter on cold winter morn
ings as on hot summer mornings. This
little starter starts the car on the first
turn over. Simply dampen the wick with
gasolene and touch a match to it It
burns just long enough to heat your mani
fold and put your gasolene in shape for
ignition. If your dealer doesn't handle
this product send ns $1.00 and we will mail
it to you. Money refunded if not sat
isfied. AH Dealers f 1.00 All Dealers
Both Sides United
To End Deadlock
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those who formulated the reserva
tions which were adopted by a ma
jority of the senate will be very
?;lad indeed to consider any modi
ications proposed and then decide
what we can accept and what can
not be accepted and try to reach a
common ground. Efforts are being
made in that direction on both sides
of the chamber today."
Senator Hitchcock said:
"AH realize that reservations are
inevitable. The president has stated
that he would accept interpretative
reservations and an effort now is
being made to reach an adjustment.
Conference are occuring every
day and almost every night, not
only conferences between demo
crats and conferences between re
publicans, but conferences attended
by both democrats and reoublicans
The difficulties are serious not only
because many reservations must be
considered and many individual
opinions harmonized, but the ob
jection must always be kept in mmd
of so framing the reservations that
they may meet the acceptance of
Senator Johnson Accepts
Challenge of the President
New York, Jan. 13. Senator
Hiram Johnson of California de
clared in an address in Brooklyn to
night he would accept the challenge
ot i-resident Wilson to take the
ratification of the peace treaty to the
"I don't care whether republican
leaders accept this gauge of battle
or not, he said. "For one, I ac
cept the issue, and I shall go to the
people. A subject which deals so
intimately with , the treasure ' and
blood of the average American is a
subject upon which he has the right
to ultimate decision.
"Politicians unon one side or1 the
other may seek to avoid this issue,
but I say with all solemnity, if the
politicians unite with absolute
unanimity in hiding the subject and
endeavoring to prevent its discus
sion, the American oeoole will wrest
it trom the politicians and them
selves decide it.
Bryan Reiterates Omaha
Address in Des Moines
Des Moines. Ja.. Tan. 13. If un
able to effect an acceptable aeree-
ment with republican senators on the
peace treatv and league of nations.
William J. Bryan here said he would
have the democrats permit, and pos
sibly assist, indirectly 'the republi
cans in exercising their majority
power in the senate in doing what
they wish. Then, if the republicans
did not leave in the treatv and
league covenant what the democrats
thought should be there, Mr. Bryan
said he would tavor takine the whole
matter before the oeoole in the cam
paign and discussing it along with'
dcmoclatic issues. He would have
his party ask the people for authority
to replace what the republicans had
taken out, he declared, and by that
plan the democratic party could not
be held responsible for delay in final
declaration of peace.
Mr. Bryan spoke to several thou
sand Iowa democrats. He appeared
at throe meetings, one of which was
Clifton Hill Club Endorses
City Improvement Projects
The Clifton Hill Improvement
club last night indorsed the Belt
Line, the Fontenelle reserve and the
zoning project A resolution, drawn
up by James Rothwell, secretary of
the club, approving the plans out
lined by George Morton of the city
planning board, was unanimously
. Mr. Morton explained fully details
of the planning board's intended
The meeting was held in Marks
hall, Forty-fifth and Burdette streets.
Farmers' Council Officer
Attending Convention Here
Benjamin C. Marsh, secretary and
director of legislation of the Fann
ers' National Council at Washing
ton, D. C, is attending the conven
tion of the Nebraska Farmers' Co
operative and Educational union
here. Mr. Marsh is heartily in sym
pathy with the activities of the farm
ers' union, he said.
Home Values Have
You are. if you specify or use
FuIIerton Paint because) it's in
aured for 5 years and 'will pro
tact your home against ruin
The home that is worth protect
ing is surely good enough to beau
tify on the interior. And Silk-Tone,
"The Beautiful" Flat Wall Finish,
is the paint that combines the soft,
rich tone of water colors with the
smooth sanitary surface of enamel.
It is washable, durable, and easy
313 South 14th Street,
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HEARS ADDRESS BY
MAYOR E. P. SMITH
Directors Elected at the An
nual Meeting of 150 -Stockholders.
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.GUARANTEE P MENTIS TR
"The ninth annual meeting of the
stockholders of the University club,
held yesterday, afternoon, was con
cluded with a banquet at 7 last night.
About ISO stockholders were pres
ent. S. S. Caldwell presided as
Mayor Ed P. Smith, guest of
honor at the banquet, was the prin
cipal speaker of the evening. The
mayor briefly related his experiences
the night of the riot, September 28,
and also his experience as a witness
against alleged rioters. He declared
between the riot and the witness
stand he believed "he preferred" the
"Profiteers in the business world
today are as much bolshevist as
any of the others in the country,"
the mayor said. "By their acts they
are sowing the seeds of bolshevism
and revolution and unless the busi
ness world in general is successful in
ceasing the sowing of these seeds of
discord it will be up to the govern
ment to put a stop to it. And the
government can and will do it.
"The business men are not the
only ones responsible for the' pres
ent conditions. Labor can also be
held partially responsible. I am a
kftvr in Ar0ani7d labor and th
union, but men have worked their
urav intrt the ranks of orcanized la
bor and are also sowing the seeds of
"Thrre ia atiMI another, the I. W
W, and I do not believe they are
all foreigners as some are led to be
lieve. I detest the I. W. W., but
I have a great deal more feeling ot
rontemnt aoainst thn man who has
been raised under the protection of
tnis country ana men jouib iuc
I. W. W."
The following directors were
1rtH fnr this vear! W. R. Belt.
J. H. Beveridge, R. M. Crossman, A.
a. Curne, i-ranklin Mann, mney
G. Moorhead and William H.
Membership Drive Success
The regular monthly meeting of
the Omaha chapter of the American
association of Engineers was held
last night at the Chamber of Com
merce. This was the first meeting
held since a membership drive was
started December 1, and the com
mittee in charge reported that the
membership now totalled nearly 400
members. Previous to the drive
there were 162 members.
It was decided last night that per
manent club rooms would be located
in the Weed building, Eighteenth
and Farnam streets. A banquet will
be given at 6:30 January 27, at the
University club. D. C. Buell will be
the principal speaker. His subject
will be "Getting American Artillery
Into France.'' E. R. Houghton,
first vice president, presided as
chairman at last night's meeting.
There is nothing new about a ONE PRICED piano
store; however, they may almost be counted on the
fingers of one hand for INSTANCE:
John Wanamaker, New York
Lyon & Healey, Chicago
J. W. Jenkins Sons, Kansas City
O. K. Houck, Memphis
Oakford Music Co., Omaha
Whereas, to enumerate those who occasionally CLAIM
to be one priced would surely require all the space
on every page of this paper,
THE-OAKFORD PLAN is fast becoming known in
Nebraska and Western Iowa. THE OAKFORD PLAN
GOES FAR BEYOND A MERE ONE PRICED CLAIM.
The Oakford Plan Is:
First and foremost, to so satisfy each customer
that he shall always be able to say of his piano: "I
bought it of Oakford and it is giving me a dollar's
worth of service for every dollar I paid for it."
To never forget, even in the busiest hours and
most trying arguments, that courtesy is an absolutely
essential requisite of a successful store.
To select pianos for our floors which we know
from years of experience are the BEST IN QUALITY,
and to pay for them in cash, so that in SAVING FOR
OURSELVES we will SAVE FOR THE CUSTOMER.
To mark each piano at a price which, QUALITY
for QUALITY, we guarantee to be the lowest in the
United States. :,
To give neither heed nor pay to the commission
taker, that avaricious person who sells his influence
to dealers and deceives his friends into believing he
is helping them select their piano "just for friend
To require that the price marked on each piano
shall be a "one price," m other words, to give dis
counts to none; first, because our prices are so low
we could not afford to, and second, because we insist
that every stranger is as much entitled to the lowest
price as is every friend.
To gather in our store the best pianos of the best
makers, including Weber, Kurtzmann, Haddorff, Steck,
Cable, Conover, Kingsbury, Carendon, and also
STEINWAY and other Duo Art Pianolas.
Call or write
la H i 1 J
Large enough to
inspire the confidence
and meet he demands
of hundreds of people
just like yourself.
But not too large
to give each individual
depositor the measure
of individual attention
he or she demands.
I Notional Bank
Fraam at 17th StrMl
Capital and Surplus
are Priced Much Lower
Dainty garments, both
hand and machine-made,
have been reduced for
skirts, gowns, blankets,
cashmere sacques and
kimonos, odd pieces,
slightly soiled from dis
play are underpriced
sizes are from 6 months
to 1 and 2 years.
These are a Few of the Prices:
$1.25 and $1.35 quali- $6.25 and $6.50 qua!
$2.25 and $2.35 quali
$3.50 quality, $2.49.
$13.50 quality, $9.98.
$.16.50 quality, $11.98.
$18.50 quality, $13.49.
Sale of Linens
and Bedspreads '
$10 Cloths, $7.89.
$12 Cloths, $9.75.
Table Cloths with
Napkins to Match
Heavy Irish linen
cloths in round floral
designs with napkins
to match. .
$17.50, 2x2 yds. $14.89
$20, 2x2i2 yds. $17.50
$25, 2x3 yds., for $20
$18.50 napkins, 22-in.
size for $15 a dozen.
Linen weft, hemmed
huck towels, 65c qual- ,
60c heavy ribbed Turk- j
ish towels for 45c each. "
65c heavy bleached
towel s, Wednesday, t
50c each. : .
10c Turkish wash
cloths for 8!&c each.
Reductions of 25
per cent on All
t Fine Satin Marseilles Spreads,
Scalloped, with cut corners
$13.50 spreads, double bed size, $11.89
$15 spreads, double bed size, $12.89
$3.50, 72x90, $2.89
$4, 80x90, $3.38
$5, 90x99, $3.98
Spreads, hemmed ,
$3.75 spreads for $2.89
$4.75 spreads for $4.28
$5 spreads for $4.50
$6 spreads for $4.89
Wednesday a Sale of
About three hundred pairs of them patent
leathers, patent or kid with white tops; a few
pairs of black calfskin with low heels, and a
number of patent and calf button shoes for
school girls. -
Incomplete lines arid broken sizes are responsi
ble for the low price
$1.65 a pair
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