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Man Faces Term,
For Robbery of
Ten Years Ago
Noted Bank Bandit, Who
v' J T:l C Af.-
V Crime, Found in Fed
eral Prison. ; ,
Sioux Fall, . P., Sept. 20. (Spe
cial.) Frank Loftus, noted bink
robber, who recently was taken into
custody by Sheriff John Nolan of
Broqkings county, as ne stepppea
from the doors of the federal prison
at Leavenwrth, Kan., has been safely
lodged .behind the bars of the Sioux
Falls penitentiary, where he will
serye a term of eight years and nine
months for the robbery of banks at
White and Bushnell. Brookings
county, on the last Tuesday night in
November, 1910.
. Loftus escaped from the Brook
ings county jail nearly 10 yean ago.
A few days ago he finished a five
year term in the federal penitentiary
at Leavenworth for robbing the
postoffice at Couer D'Alene, Idaho,
and fonnd Sheriff Nolan waiting at
the prison gate with a Warrant for
his arrest on a charge trom which
he escaped punishment 10 years ago.
Funeral Services
For Charles Thomas
Wifl Be Held Today
Fail to Get Money.
Four men were implicated In the
robbery Of the Whit and Bushnell
banks Loftus, William Forbes,
William Reed and James Laton.
They visited White first. After
blowing the safe they were unable
to get into it, so were obliged to
leave the town without any loot. At
Bushnell they had no better suc
cess, i lie explosion laiiea to give
them access to the cash. Large
crowds of people stood in the street
and watched them work after be
ing awakened by the explosion.
When the crowd gathered the rob
bera fled.
:They were trailed through the
snow by Sheriff Miles and a posse
and finally were overtaken and ar
rested at Egan, this being on De
cember 1, 1910. At a term of court
in January, 1911, all four pleaded
guilty to the charge of burglary.
' Reed and Laton were given light
sentences. Loftus and Forbes, who
were regarded as the most danger
ous members of the quartet, were
given heavier sentences, Loftus eight
years and nine months, and Forbes
five years and one month.
If was planned to Jiold them in
ttie'countv jail until court had ad
journed when it was intended to take
them to the Sioux Falls penitentiary.
; Escaped in 1911.
On the night of February 1, 1911,
Loftus and Forbes made their escape
by 'in some manner getting out of
the1 cage and sawing a' lock off a
small door in the steel grating- over
a window on the west- Side- of the
jail. .
;:By raising the sash and pushing
out the storm window they easily
made their escape through this open
ing. The night was cold and stormy
with a strong wind blowing from the
' northwest, so no one heard them
escape. ' Loftus now has voiunieerea
the' information that they did not
leave Brookings at all the night
, tbey escaped, but remained in hid
Ninff in the city, while hundreds of
men were searching a wide extent
of country for the fugitives. '
Forbes has never been located
- since the escape. . .
New Charge Frameup,
j Declares Beryl Kirk
(Continued From Ta One.)
on. the how case and he carefully
inspected them. v
Handful Is Taken.
"He expressed dissatisfaction with
my stock and asked if I had any
more. Whan I'reached under the
counter to get more stones, lie seized
a handful and placed , thcnn in his
pocket. .
"The Other stones, also dissatis
fied him, and he said' he would
return later. He went out the door,
and I did not miss the stones until
he had disappeared from sight.
"I immediately rushed into the
trt in the hone that I might over
take him, but he had apparently
disappeared in an automobile. He
made away with $6,000 worth of dia
monds." ' ' ,
' Hodges said he was positive m
his identification.
, Kirk has been claiming to Dcs
Moines officials he has been living a
straight life since Jiis release from
prison. i
- Attorney is Silent.
' - Earl DeFord, .ittornev. who has
taken up the fvrht for Kirk to stop
extradition and his return to prison
in Nebraska, arrived in Des Moines
yesterday following a two days' visit
In. Nebraska, probing the details of
hisc lient's release in December,
v-'i He, too, refused to discuss the al
leged theft of diamonds and identifi
cation of his client as the perpetra
tor. Hodees returned to Marshalltown
at' noon. He said he would file
charges in Marshall county against
Kirk. These charges will be break
ing and entering and grand larceny,
he said. '
" Des Moines officials said yesterday
Kirk would probably not be returned
to Nebraska, where he had served
18 months of a 20-year sentence for
... Second degree murder in connection
with the killing of Detective Frank
Rooney in Omaha in January, 1918,
following the' robbery of the Mala
shock jewelry store, until these new
charges have been cleared.
If found guilty of the Marshall
town theft he will have to serve his
term in Iowa before returning -to
Lincoln,' they declared.
Expects Convict's Keturn.
Lincoln. Sept. - 20.-r(Special.)
Gov. S. R. McKelvie today ex
pressed the opinion that Byrl C.
Kirk will not be able to defeat ex
tradition to Nebraska and that he
' will soon be brought back to the
penitentiary. i
! The governor said that when he
revoked the furlough and ordered
Kirk's return, he gave instructions
.o that effect, both verbally and in
writing, to Warden W. T. Fenton
Of the prison. All the records have
been taken to Des Moines by Assist
ana . Attorney 5 General Mason
,Vheelev who is opposing the at
tempt by Kirk to obtain his liberty
there, eithef on bail or through ha
beas corpus,
Ji: v XJ
- rn-rrirnwiiiiiiiiwii n iiiimiinrnw n iftr
Funeral services for Charles Ladd
Thomas, new eritor of.;The, Omaha
Bee and veteran Omaha newspaper
man who died at his home. 4624 Far
nam street, Sunday morning, will
be held this afternoon from All
Saints church at 2:30 oxlock.
The Rev. Thomoas Cassady will
officiate. Active pallbearers will be
associates of Mr. Thomas on The
Bee: Victor B. Smith, R. A. Car-
rington, Fred S. Hunter, Doane
Powell, Herman- Schonfeld and A.
K. Donovan. Honorary- jjalbears
will be Congressman A. W. Jefferis,
Col. T. W. McCullough, Charles S.
Young, S. G. V. Griswold, Charles
Gardner and Victor Rosewater.
Burial will be in Forest Lawn cem
etery. '
The following resolutions on the
death of Charles L. 1 nomas were
passed at a meeting of Omaha Ty
pographical union No. 190, held on
Sunday, September 19, 1920:
Whereas, The call having come
tc Charles L. Thomas of the Omaha
Bee to receive his reward at the
hands of a just and generous Cre
ator, be it
Resolved, That, while he was not
a member of our organization, JNo.
190 feels the loss of a staunch friend
in the death of Mr. Thomas, that his
20 years' connection' with the news
paper business has been the means
of close and pleasant relationship
with the members of our union, who
learned, by association, to value the
man whose genial companionship,
steady good nature and unswerving
fairness at all times did so much to
sof,tcn the toil in which they were
mutually engaged;
. Resolved, That this resolution be
made a part of the records of, this
union, and that a copy of it be sent
to the family of the deceased.
Call French General
To Testfiy on Upper
Silesia Situation
Chicago Tribune-New York 'Timet table.
Copyright, 1UW,
Paris, ,Sept., 20. Sensational de
velopments are expected before the
ambassadors' council when General
Derond, French military representa
tive in Upper Silesia, appeared before
the body. ' ! t
General Derond was recalled to
Paris following the resignation of
the British members of the 'Upper
Silesia commission, who complained
that Germans were being interested
hv the Poles.
Serious charges are expected to be
made and Franco-British relations
may be further strained by the prom
ised investigation.
Find Two High Explosive
Bombs in Stable at Genoa
Hunger Striker
In Cork Prison
Former Omahan
Joseph Kenny Left This City
10 Years Ago for Ireland
Because jf 111
f i
Joseph Kenny, former Omahan, is
near, death in the Cork, Ireland,
prison as the result of a 40-day
hunger strike following his arrest by
British authorities on suspicion of
being an Irish republican soldier, hit
Oman relatives learned in Asso
ciated Press dispatches yesterday.
k Kefthy resided at 2514 Decatur
street when he lived in Omaha and
was employed as a carpenter in the
Union racihe shops, ne has
brother-in-law and two sisters-in
law residing in Omaha; CapODan
A. O'Connor of Hook and Ladder
company No. 4, Mrs. Edward tar
roll, 4918 Leavenworth street and
Mrs. , Thomas Egari, ;v5215 South
Twenty-fifth . 'street, and one Sister
in-law,. Mrs. Dennis Barrett, jiving
10 Kansas City, Mo.
. Left Here 10 -Years Ago.
Kenny left Omaha 10 years ago to
- ' t f i : l. i.i- it. i l
go to ircianu lur nis ne?iin. xie nau
lived in this country seven years at
the time. He had been farming at
Grenagh Blarney, County Cork, up
to the time of his arrest
Captain O'Connor says he believes
Kenny took out , American citizen
ship papers while he was in this
country. .'
Kenny has a wife and seven chil
dren, ranging in age from 2 to 13
years, ihe last word received trom
the Kenpy family by Omaha rela
tives was a letter last February from
the oldest girl. Though she wrote
of troubled conditions in Cork at
that time she gave rio intimation
that her father might become in
volved with the agents of the Brit
ish government.
Captain Feels Helpless.
Captain O'Connor first learned of
is Drother-in-iaw s imprisonment
and hunger strike through a speical
dispatch trom Ireland printed in a
Kansas City paper , two days ago.
'Yesterday morning The Associated
Press carried a dispatch stating
that Kenny and one other of the
hunger strikers in the Cork prison
are in a serious condition.
"l am afraid there is nothing that
can be done for him now, judging
by the reports," said Captain O'Con
nor yesterday. "Of course we
all feel terribly about it.." ! .
Major Parties Dodge
Cost of Living Issue
(Continued From P One.) '.
ing operations to be 'decreasing in
stead of increasing.
JMore Houses Needed.
i ne can tor buildings comes
loudest from the most essential
places of manufacture, rather than
from the retail centers, and, is for
low-priced dwellings. Building con
struction is increasing in New En
gland, but the bulk of the construe
Hon is of factories, warehoused an
stores. New York, Pennsylvania
and most of the other great indus
trial states of the cast and middl
west show a falling off in building
operations, there is improvement
in the housing situation in southern
and JL'acihc coast. tenters, with spe
cial emphasis on, the erection of
workmen s homes. ' ,
"In no section of the country did
the investigators find , sentiment in
favor of government ownership of
the' railroads, and everywhere better
transportation conditions are re
Agriculture is .generally recog'
nizod as the backbone of the coutv
try, and the farming situation
excellent; from no section has an
unfavorable, report been received.
Our farmers appear everywhere to
be in too, haoov a mood to permit
at this time the cynidism, 'theMarmer
is always grumbling.' They are well
supplied with funds from the sale Of
Drowned Teacher
Victim of Faint
rothers of Kindergarten Di
rector Scout Suicide Theory
Believe Ueata Accident.
Bfcuteile, Pa
teh director,
lantr Wednes
Genoa, Italy, Sept. 20. Two high
explosive bombs, similar to the one
that exploded in the Stock Exchange
here on Friday, have been found by
the police in a livery stable, but the
persons who hid them there have not
been discovered. The authorities are
closely following every clue, feeling
they might arrest the perpetrators
of the outrage and possibly reveal an
international terrorist plot 'which
may, perhaps, extend to the United
States. Six Hungarians have been
arrested since the bomb explosion.
They had plenty of money but none
or mem nau laeninicaiiou papers.
They are said to be communists and
were taken at a hotel, alleged to be
a rendezvous for radicals. Several
Russians and Hungarians, held' as
suspicious characters, were found
American Singer Makes Debut
Taris. Sept. 20. Miss Mignou Ne
vada of New York, a young Ameri
can singer,' made' her debut here in
the opera Comique last night in the
part of Mimi in La Vie de Boheme.
She achieved great success and was
accorded au enthusiastic reception.
That Miss Carr
citic school' km
hose body-was f
day night in a shalli-'iiiKoon near
the Missouri river a the foot of
Woolworth avenue, was the victim
of a fainting, spell , and her death
was accidental, is the belief of her"
three surviving brothers, James H.
Boutelle of.rOmaha, A." J. and W,
J. Bqutelle , of, Galesburg, 111. -.
" Checking Up Students,
"Her mission to the river was to
check, up the registration ; of nfany
of her pupils wholive in ; that dis
trict," A. J. Boutelle said today. "My
sisteg has suffered fainting spells
frequently and the position of ,her
body when found indicated that she
fell as she was walking along the
path while on her errand of duty.
"Mentally she has always been
normal and highly intelligent. We
have found no reason why she would
attempt suicide as police have stated.
On the contrary, she had even made
her plans for the day, having left
word with her mother, that she would
return in time for supper. ,
Friends Scout Suicide.
"There was no water in her lunfcs
to indicate that she drowned," Mr.
Boutelle added. "Evidence showed
that she smothered on account of her
(ace being burried in the mud.".
Intimate friends of Miss Boutelle
also discredit the . theory that she
committed suicide.
Legion Plans 4-Day Fair
During Armistice Week
Columbus, Neb., Sept. 20. (Spe
cial.) Plans for, a four-day fair un
der the auspices of the American
Legion during Armistice week with
a special program in observance of
Armistice day are being formulated
by the activities committee of Hart
man post.
The fair will be held November
10, 11, 12 and 13. 1
Three Criminal Cases Will
Be Tried at Norfolk Court
Norfolk. Neb.. Sept. 20c-(Special
Telegram.) Judge Woodrough
open the regular fall term of federal
court here Monday afternoon. Three
criminal cases and a large equity
docket confront the court. The jury
was empaneled Monday afternoon
Advertising Copy for
The Sunday Bee
shdMld be in The Bee office not later
than 8 P. M. Friday. - Early copy re
ceives the preference when Sunday ad
vertising has to be omitted. Late ad
vertising is now omitted for lack, of time
for composition. i' . ;
The marked increase in advertising in
The Sunday Bee compels the manage
ment to request early copy for both
display and classified advertising in
order to give full service to all its adver
tising patrons. . , . . . .
this year's crops, but they are wise
in that they know that more favor
able marketing conditions - can be
The recent drop in grain prices
is reported to have had no effect
except ii the Rocky mountain states
Farmers of Illinois, Indiana, Michi
gan, Wisconsin and dther central
states are withholding grain.
Money Is Scarce.
"In the financial field, money is
tight. That may mean several
things: First; that the people want
money badly to put into producing
activities; second, that "the lanks
attempt to get whatever, the traffic
will bear, shearing close to the skin;
third, that there is an inadequate
supply, of money; or fourth, that
those who have money lack confi
There ane other reasons, no
doubt, and among them that as the
dollar now buys less, than hereto
fore, people with money wish to
charge more for. the service, that
money gives. ' No one can accurate
ly sav which of these causes is the
most imnorta'nt factor, but
all contribute to the present situa
"The telegraphic reports from
everv section f the countty state
that the banks are well loaned up,
although money is available in the
east and central districts at from 6
to 8 per cent interests The'south-
west, Rocky mountain and, Pacifiic
states report the highest , interest
rates, averaging from 8 to, 10 per
cent, and in the mountain district
as high as 12 per cent. '
Bank Deposits Growing. :
"There is great encouragement,
however, to be drawn from the fact
that m only one of the nine geo
graphical divisions; the Kocky moun
tain, has there been a decrease m
bank deposits during the "Mast six
months. While the general increase
includes corporation deposits, indi
vidual savings accounts show a
more marked improvement every
where. This seems'to show clearly
that the orgy of spending and ex
travagance is over.
"Discounting of. bills by industrial
concerns is universally reported.
Except in the middle Atlantic,
southwestern and Pacific i. coast
states, manufacturers appear' to be
carrying large amounts of custom
ers' paper. ' ' .
The country does not like the
present taxation system. The ex
cess profits tax is in bad favor every
where. Opinion, is divided, how
ever, as to' a substitute. In the east
and central west, sentiment runs.
strongly for a sales tax, but else
where, opinion as to a substitute -is
divided. -"We
are not vet masters of the
art of distribution of products. The
fact that the farmers unitormly re
port a desire for some co-operative
method by which.their products can
be brought to consumers means that
this problem is of the greatest im
portance. BUt ll is noi ior me iarm-
ers benefit primarily inat sucn a
movement must quickly culminate
in action. The consumer feels that
somewhere between the farmer andi
hirrtself. too much is taken for a
service o comparative insignificance
in contrast with that which the pro
ducer himself renders.
Trend Is Republican.
"The farmers apparently are not
alone in desiring co-operative action.
The survey shows ppposition to co
operative movements only in the
New England and Pacific coast dis
tricts Sentiment is divided in
Ohio, Illinois, and the other north
central western states, but favor
able in the middle Atlantic, the
south central and the ' southern
states. ;,'
"Politically,, the .replies, , indicate
that it is too early to tell what the
outcome of the November election
wtll be. Three months ago, there
was a stronger republican. sentiment
than there appears to be now. The
trend has been, and is, republican.
What it will be in November these
gentlemen do not prophesy.
"The large outstanding fact de
veloped by the Fidelity and Deposit
company seems ' to be that the
greatest issue m the public mind', is
being overlooked by the campaign
ers the high cost of living. I think
this conclusion might well be jus
tified, but the blame should not be
cast upon the producer, and certain
ly the farmer has not received, his
share of the wealth which he" cre
ates. '
On a Sound Basis.
"The cost of livinsr'and foreign
relations seem 10 oe tne main is
sues, .taxation and industrial rela
tions also occupy a place in the gen
eral political thought. Least inter
est appears to be shown in the rail
road policy of the present adminis
tration, radical movements, and pro
hibition. . '
It is clear that the country !s
on a sound economic basis, and
there is generally a spirit of confi
dence in the future, reeardless nf
mc Kuiuuiuc ui line election.
The busm ess outlook flnnparc tn
V. j .. -. . .
uc kudu in everv section, who p.
salers and retailers view the fall and
Winter OOtimiStlCa Iv. The rMailor
is nnaing that the consumer is look
ing forward without fear to the win
ter, and his purchases from hp
wholesaler are, founded upon J his
optimism. From the simple toiler
up1 through the tradesman to the in
dustry and the financier thnr rn
the connected feeling of confidence."
New Bomb Plot Warning
Is Received in New York
(Continued From rr One.) '
could recall no unmistakable identi
fying features of the owner.
, Federal agents today were inves
tigating a report that the fire depart
ment had. learned, bv checking tin all
stores of explosives lawfully held in
the city, that there was a distinct
hortage in one of the explosives'
magazines. Officials claimed this
new clue might have an important
Cearing on the search for the sup-
poscu plotters.
Fischer, is Returned.
Edwin P. Fischer, the former ten-
is star, who was detained in Hamil
ton, Ont., in connection with his
postcard warnings of the Wall street
explosion, arrived here this morning
in. the custody b New York and
Hamilton detrctffes. He was taken
to police headquarters at once. ,
Fischer, after laughing with a
swarm of reporters Jmd photograph
ers while posing for hews "movies,"
breakfasted at a lunch room, after
which he iwashed his face with a
glass of wa'er.
He stuffed into his pocket three
gars that he nicked uo from the
Grand Central floor, chuckling as he
aid so. and explaining that he did
not smoke, but his "friends dd."
auspect is jocular. -,
"When posine for camera men hi
was asked to remove his hat.
"Have a heart," he cried. - "
Requested to talk, he said: , '
"Oh, talk my eye," " -"I'm
in the hands of my friends
here' he added, referring to the de
tectives. "That's all I know. I don't
know what sort of statement you fel
lows expect me to make. .. I don't
Know mucn to say. ;
Fischer's jocularity "continued7 i
withqut letup throughout th excite
ment of nis arrival. , ;i - '
When detectives said they had to
invoke the combined aid of the
mayor, sheriff, crown attorney, chief
of police. United States consul and
the immigration authorities of both
countries at Hamilton to get Fischer
away, the former tennis star broke
"Yes, if it hadn't been Hor them
I'd still be up in that darned place."
Fischer wore a gray suit and cap,
both wrinkled by travel. ', He waV
clean shaven, Jiut needed a hair cut.
Russian Is Released
"The police announced today re
lease; of Alexander Brailovsky, Rus
sian journalist, detained after he had
admitted he was near the scene of the
explosion soon after it occurred. The
Department of 'Justice denied re
ports that Brailovsky had been
turned over to them. Both local aiid
federal authorities declare they had
found there was no evidence on
which to hold the Russian."
Maurice Davies, superintendent of
Volunteer hospital, after an exten
sive examination of the: clothing of
the victims of the explosion, de
clared that the theory that some one
may have been near enough to the
explosion to have been blown to
atoms has- been' negatived. ' '
Mr. Davies also 'said that exami
nation of all the injured did not find
a single glass wound. AU were
hurt by other substances, mostly
metal, he Said. ' '
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It is priced, $11.50. " .' V- -O
A Baby Bunting
Made in Japan ; "of quilted silk;
beautifully embroidered and with ',
a pointed, hood, may be had for
$11.50, and, an eiderdown one,
ribbon-bound, is only' $7.50.: ;
. .. ......
A Stocking Cap for Sonny
That is white silk and' very
jaunty, may be had for $2.35.,
bon, and daintly feather stitched
'til the way round, is $17.50.
A Real Bath Robe
Of 'eiderdown, with silk cords
and frogs and satin bindings, is
only $9.75.
A Silk Quilt
Made in Japan; has a pink bor
der and a rose-sprigged white
center that is delightfully dainty,
$7.25.' . '
And of shirts and bands, flannel petticoats, hemmed diapers,
bootees, mittens, bonnets, stockings, sheer silk face veils and
dainty dresses and skirts all the dainty rieedfuls that make
up an infant's wardrobe, we have assortments that are quite
compJete. The baby shop is located on the second lloor.
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