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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. OCTOBEH 13, 1920.
Clairvoyant Poisoned Young
Wife's Mind With Stone
Of Other Women, Hue
- band Charges.
A struggle between belief in clair
- voyancy and the love for a husband
is being waged in the mind of Mrs
Ethel Elliott, pretty girl-wife of Ed
ward Elliott, 42) North s Twenty
,iestUay morning Mrs. Elliott
v ilcclaredV she believed her love for
Jier husband hd triumphed, but con
fessed her belief in the mystic had
not been entirely shaken.
When. Mrs'. Elliott, with her o
months-old baby. Edward, returned
from a visit in Kansas a month ago
sue says she wai accosted by a Mrs
Ida Clutter, who claimed to be a
medium, and who lived n the same
tpartment Duilclmgj '
Mrs. Cluttenurged her to indergo
a reading and she. consented. The
ineirl-wite was informed her hus
band had "gone with other women
whiie sue was away.
Doubted Her Husband.
'My confidence iu Edward, was
.entirely thaken,' said little Mrs. El
liott yesterday, and a tear trickled
cown her cheek. I elt the room in
a da2ed condition. Somehow I felt
the presence of something mysteri
" ous some unearthly being while
; the reading was going on.
, "I didn't wa"nt ' to believe Mrs.
1 Clutter. Edward and I had only
been married a sho,rt time, and there
was my baby to think of. But I
was nervous and shaken, and I
couldn't help doubting him.
"Edward noticed I didn't seem the
same. He questioned me and at last
I told him.. He was very angry and
went to Mrs. Clutter with a check
for. $100, telling her she could have
the money if she proved he was un
true to me.
"She was unable to prove it. She
became angry and drew a knife oh
v my husband. I called the police, but
Mrs. Clutter went away before they
Little Mrs. Elliott held her baby
tight and her eyes shone.
7 '! do want to believe in ray hus
band," she announced. "I believe I
can. I don't think he goes with other
women because he works all day and
stays at home with me at night And
he always gives me his pay check."
Promises To Forget.
Then her youthful countenance
though." She hesitated, and then,
"but I will forget and love him as
if nothing had happened."
i Her husband was arrested Mon
day on a charge filed by Mrs. Clut
ter, charging him with disturbing the
peace. He told a story similar tc
that of his wife at Central police sta- f
I tion, charging the clairvoyant had at-1
' . . . i . t. i -
xemptea 10 wrccs nis uyiiic.
' He declared Mrs. Clutter's hus
band had offered to make further
revelations regarding his infidelity,
, but had told his wile he must place
his arms around her to "tell hfe for
tune right." N
The Clutters left the apartment
where the Elliotts live Saturday
night and left no address. The
charge of .Mrs. Clutter against El
liott wit be heard in police court
tomorrow. v ;
"I will testify that Mrs.' Clutter
drew a knife on my husband," said
Mrs. Elliott yesterday morning. "I
am almost convinced she was simply
trying to wreck our home when she
told me those things. I don't know.
. -whv, though, unless well, she
might have cared for Edward.
Anyway I m trying, on, so iiaru,
to forget what she told me and love
my husband as I should."
Liquor Not to Blame for
Death of Council Bluffs Man
Tames Edward McPhersoif, 31
1907 South Sixth street, Council
Bluffs,' died suddenly Monday, night
at his home following a heavy meal.
On account of the fact that wine was
was held yesterday by Dr. Sidney
was held this morning by Dr. Sidney
Smith, attending physician. Dr.
Smith said that death Was caused
dther by ac,ute indigestion or heart
trouble and that there was no evi
dence that death was caused by alco
hol or poison. mr
McPherson is survived by. a
daughter, 8. .
Lillian Russell Talks
'To Women of Des Moines
Des Moines, la., Oct. 12. Repub
lican women of Des Moines and vi
cinity were addressed by Lillian Rus
ii t noon meeting today. The
nrineioal address of the speaker s
visit-will be this eTeninf. 1
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Mother Torn Between
Love and Clairvoyancy
Mrt. Edward Elliott, 'girl wife,
voyant her, husband had been untrue
Edward, jr. , K
Parade of Ponies
'Button Day' Aim
Of Humane Aent
: S O
Director of Society Appeals to
Children to Help Boost
Money Drive Set for .
Kids with ponies heres your op
W. W. Bradley", secretary of -the
ISebraska Humane society, an
nounced yesterday that if any pony
owner in Omaha was sufficiently
nterested in the work of the society
and would direct a pony parade he
would co-operate arid offer prizes ot
real cash. v
Bradley wants the parade held
Saturday, button day for the hu
mane society. He wants all the kids
n Omaha with nonies of every siz
and -description to join in the parade'
and primarily he wants 'm adult
pony owner with the public 'welfare
t heart to volunteer-to supervise
the parade. Bradley's telephone
number is Douglas 5341 and anv
one desiring to supervise a pony
parade is requested to call him by
Bra31ey is willing to give a series
of pnjes for the youngest pony in
the parade, the oldest pony, the pony
coming the longest . distance, the
prettiest pony and prizes for other
"A parade of ponies and pretty
girls and nice looking boys riding
dowji tarnam street at noon on bat
urday with banners advertising our
button day and possibly with the
high school band playing certainly
would stimulate interest in the work
cf the 'society and aid in selling but
tons, Bradley said today,
Bradley was looking hopefully to
the Misses Eleanor kountze, Mar
garet Burgess and Dorothy Higgins,
who rode ponies in t Ked btar
parade in Omaha during the war.
They are bie girls now, Bradley as
serted, and expressed hope that thev
might communicate with him and
make plans for the pony parade.
Ex-Yanks Are Slow In
Claiming Victory Medals
Ex-service men have shown but
slight interest in the Victory medal.
according to Col. V. A. Lavanaueh.
ii charge of the local army recruit-
ma oftice. But 10 per cent of the
men eligible to the medal have ap
plied for it in the four months al
lottgd to the distribution, according
to abulletin received from the War
department yesterday morning; 117,
194 medals have been issued to men
who served in the United States and
79,082 for those who saw foreign
service. Applications for the medals
mav be made through the army re
cruiting stations or the Americm
Legion post headquarters.
ads are best
t .f.T whU itad imc
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who says she was informed by a clair
Jo her arid her six-months-old son,
Omaha Italians In
y Columbus Fete
Floats Depicting Early Day
Scenes Feature Parade
Mayor smith Uehvers
Italiarr, Portugtese and Spanish
flags floated in the Nebraska air to
day with the Stars and Stripes m a.
big Lolumbus day parade in Omaha
streets at 2:30 .yesterday afternoon.
Plainly "the treats" were on the
Latin triumverate in Omaha yester
da yana they treated Omaha royally
in one of the most unique parades in
the history of the Gate City. The
celebration ended with a series of
patriotic addresses at Labor temple.
Floats, stirrinz reminiscences of
school days, when the history of
Christopher Columbus was studied,
added interest to the' parade, com
posed of hundreds of Latin-American
citizens of Omaha.
One float depicted the famous i.hip
on -.which Columbus sailed trcm
Europe, the Santa Maria. A second
pictured the historical picture of the
"landine of Columbus" and a third
represented the return of Columbus
to Spain and the honors bestowed
upon him when he was granted'.en
audience with Queen Isabelle. ' ' .
Interspersed between the histori
cal floats were a platoon of police
and ex-service men of Latin nation
ality, part of them in(uniform: mem
bers of the Christopher Columbus
society, bands, gay flags of th? four
nations, the Italian Benevolent soci
cty and prominent' Italian citizens
and' city officials. ' '
At the Hotel lonteqelle senor
Enrico Caruso, famous Italian tenor,
reviewed ' the parade of his former
countrymen.. luck Lanuso acted as
marshal of the parade. ,
The parade formed shortly atter
noon at Mxteentn ana iicnoias
streets. The line of march was as
follow ? Smith on Sixteenth street
to Douglos, west to Nineteenth, south
to Harney, east to Fourteenth, north
to Douglas, west to Fifteenth, north
to Davenport and west to Labor
At Labor temple Mayor Ed P.
Smith delivered an address in which
he eulogized the work done by the
Latin countries in America. Claudio
Delitala spoke in the Italian tongue.
Father Staeno delivered an invoca
tion and Louis Piatti was chairman
of the meeting. Joseph Nova was
chairman of ceremonies and S. Fal
coner headed the celebration com
mittee. The city hall and banks were
closed in honor of the day. Hew
ever, there was no appreciable close
down in the sale of bananas and
Beatrice Man Files, Suit
To Oust School Treasurer
Beatrice, Neb., - Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) Frank J2T Hirmon of Odell
filed suit in he district court yes
terday to prevent Roy L. White from
exercising the duties of treasurer
of district No. 74, to which office
Hirmon alteVes he was' legaUy elec
ted July 12, 1920. Hirmon's petition
states that since August 16 White
has usurped the diJttes of, the office
of school district treasurer to the
iniurv of himself. v
He asks for judementfinding and
decreeing that the relator is entitled
to the office, and asks tor the oust-
ng of White.
Man Badly Hurt When Auto
Tears Wheel From Buggy
Bloomfield. Neb., Oct. 12. (Spe
cial.) G. W. True, a farmer living
north of Bloomfield, sustained a
broken nose, broken ribs and proba
ble internal injuries when- he and
other members of his family were
thrown from, their bifggy while on
their way to town Saturday night.
The accident occurred When an au
tomobile driven by Charles Schmeck-
peper, attempted to pass the buggy
from behind, tearing a wheel from
the vehicle. All occupants of the
True family, escaped with minor in
Two Constables Shot.
Ballindcrry. Ireland. Oct. 12.
Constables Kenny and Crawford
were shot dead and a sergeant and
two 1 other constables were badly
wounded when a police motor car
unriing lirtweca Roscommon to BaJ-
laghadereen.' county of Mavo. was
"California to .
Go 100,000, Sure,
Senator Johnson During Short
Sojourn In Omaha Gives
. Optimistic Report on
Outlook on Coast.
Senator Hiram Johnson of Califor
nia stated Monday night at the Union
station, 011 his way east to begin
a campaign tour under the direction
of the republican national committee,
that he had no doubt from the first
about Senator Harding's position on
the league of nations and that the
nominee's stand is now absolute
and will s;Jisfy and bitter-ender or
The California statesman, who
scored first place In thel Nebraska
presidential preferential primary last
April, was traveling direct from San
Francisco to Chicago, where He will
confer today with the republican
campaign committee on matters re
lating to his speaking tour, which
will begin in Ohio this week.
The senator sat on a truck,, while
he chatted with a group of Omahans.
He was accompanied from California
by Frank A. Harrison of Lincoln,
who was his campaign manager dur
ing the primary contest.
Met by Omahans.
Among those who met him at the
train were: R. B. Howell, national
committeeman; W. G. Ure, county
chairman Thomas Lynch, secretary
of the county central committee;
John W. Towle, Ed. L. Bradley. R.
C. ' Druesedow. Samuel Mancuso,
John G. Maher and Robert Smith.j
The local committee urged the
senator to speak here in the Audi
torium Saturday night, October 30,
and thus break the tradition of
Bryan, speaking in Omaha on Sat
urday night before presidential elec
tion day ever since 1896( The sen
ator asserted that the proposition
appealed to him dnd promised to
endeavor to arrange with the speak
ers' bureau in Chicago to schedule
hifn for this Omaha date.
The senator will open his speak
ing tour tomorrow in Toledo, and
will speak in Cleveland Thursday,
Milwaukee Friday and Chicago Sat
urday. , ,
. California Safe.
"I would not have left California
unless I had been satisfied that it
.... f . ( ,1,a .. ..V1......i t.i.1A. "
the senator said. "I may say that
California will go republican by 100,
000 at tfte lowest estimate. I under
stand that Nebraska is safe, and thatJ
is why I did not expect to speak
here, but your invitation to speak in
Omaha appeals to me. I am mighty
grateful to the people of Nebraska
for what they did for me last April.
Words cannot tell how I feel. The
people here wer-e more than kind
He stated that, the league of na
tions is the one big issue now, and
commented on the fact that when
he started out to fight the league
the opponents were not as popular
as they are now.
"There is nothing to it now," he
added. "I am going to preach the
same doctrine that I have been
preaching for the last year and a
half. There is a system I don't like
and which I shall hereafter fight,
but I have declared -a truce tem
porarily because of the big thing
hat is involved."
Predict Saunders County
Corn Yield Above Average
Wahoo, Neb., Oct 12. (Special.)
The farmers in the northwest part
of Saunders Icounty have husked
some corn this week and report the
crop up to all expectations. Con
servative farmers say that there are
many fields that will yield 60 bushels
per acre or better and that the aver
age yield will be far beyond ordi
If you like the taste
of coffee, you'll like
and youll like it better than cof
fee because it is a table drink of
satisfying flavor, with no after
regrets, and it costs-less.
Coffee disagrees with some, hut
Instant Posturo agrees with
Sold by Grocers
Madby Postum Cereal Co., Inc..
Battle Creek.Mich.y . -
Woman Lured From
Home In Sweden
Resident of Copenhagen" Finds'
"Millionaire" Is Object of.
A practical example of t,he won
derful work the Salvation Army
is doing for the unfortunate was re
vealed recently in Omaha.
' Lured from her home in far away
Copenhagen byj a matrimonial ad
vertisement, Mrs. Karen Olsoti ar
rived in the Gate City the day after
Christmas, 1919. She was accom
panied by her daughter, 14.
After having been married in the
city hall her allusions as to the mil
lioiire Nebraskan; which the mat
rimonial paj?r had so cleverely tie
scribed! were rudely awakened. In
stead, of a mansion she found that
she was to live in a hovel as the
stepmotlier of six Tagged youngsters,
and the bride of a chronic object of
She went to work in the Swedish
hospital and soon obtained a divorce.
Her spirit broken in a strange land,
whose language she didnot under
stand, she pined to be wth her mar
ried daughter in Copenhagen.
That is where she is today, for the
Salvation Army provided -her with
transportation to New York and
convoyed her all fhe way to a coun
try where she would be happy and
secure from a poverty ,strickerr-ld
age. ' ' '
New Flying Record Made
By Omaha Mail Pilot
' - -
The flying record of three hours
and 42 minutes from Cheyenne to
Omaha .established -Monday by
Pilot Frank R. Yager was smashed
again yesterday morning when Pilot
L. A. JJraukman completed the 4oo
miles in three hours and 35 minutes'
He left Cheyenne at 6:35 yesterday,
morning and arrived on the Omaha
field at) 10:50, making a stop at North
Weir Cook and C. C. Lange, pilots
on the Chejenne-Omaha division of
the' air mail service? have been or
dered to move their headquarters.
Hereafter the pilots on this division
will fly from here to Cheyenne and
thence to Salt Lake City, returning
NeaPs "Widow" Can't'
Be Found In Okmulgee
Efforts to locate the woman who
stopped probate of the John" Neal
will here on the allegation she is
his widow, ifl Okmulgee, Okl.' have
thus far been unavailing.
She is not listed "xf the Okmulgee
city directory and is unknown to
postal officials there, newspapers re
port, j .
"I expect to receive proofs within
a day or two," declared A. S. Ritchie,
attorney retained by the alleged
widow here. "She lives in Okmul
gee and claims she and Neal have
a son now 4 vears- old."
Chflplren Bare Heads
At Funeral for Pony
One hundred School children in'
Dundee stood w;th bared 1 heads
Monday while Prince was being put
into a wagon which carried him to
the city incinerator plant.
Prince, a registered pony, 2
inches high, owned by Louis and
Jack Drew, 8-year-old twin's, was
killed Sunday night at Fifty-second
and Dodge-streets. ,
' New Anti-Freeze Product.
The L. V. Nicholas Oil compan
has put a new anti-freete product
on the market, "Vegalenc," which, it
is claimed, will not freeze at 42 de
grees below zero and withstands 12
degrees more heat than water be
Ties Up Building
Here Reports Show
Two , Thousand Skilled and
Unskilled Workers Needed
in Oulaha Nowmploy
ment Agents Declare.
Omaha prosperity and industrial
activity are rippled Oily in a short
age of labor, according to repbrts
received yesterday from labor
Omaha, like many other cities in
the country at tins time, is experi
encing difficulty in 'finding lnen for
jobs. Fully 2,000 laboring men could
be utilized at the present time, ac
cording to a conservative estimate
by labor agents)
There is work for men of all crafts
from the common- day laborer to the
trained carpenter and mechanic. A
minimum wage of $4180 a day for
the common day laborer to wages
of from $10 to "$12 a day for cer
tain trained mechanics.
"This labor shortage should- not
be looked upon from a pessimistic
point of view, said a labor agent.
''Rather, it should be hailed as an
optimistic sign showing that there is
plenty of money and aggressiveness
in the business and industrial line
and it indicates that Umaha is tret
ting at the bit to forge ahead the
same as it always has done."
The labAr shortage was explained
as the result of the war, which tied
up all industriesexcepting those
directly interesting in furnishing
munitions, clothing or food to the
soldiers. These necessities of war
concentrated labor in the east and in
rriaiii other favored cities of a
democratic administration, it was ex
plained, and teft Omaha and dozens
of other, thriving cities with the bare
necessities' in a labor line.
Movement Is Slow'.
Now that the war is over labor is
concentrated in theJcities favored by
government contracts and the move
ment of laboring men to cities
situated like Omaha is a slow and
tedious line. . ,
Omana at this time is almost free'
from industrial strife. The only
labor trouble of any magnitude is a
strike of painters and decorators
which has. been underway for three
weeks. At this time there apparent
ly is little hope for; a speedy set
It Jias cainrht the boss painters and
contractors in the midst of numer
ous contracts for interior decorating
and furnishings following the war
and has forced them" to put in the
"open shop" and employ men from
out of the city.- , ,
Master Painters Complain.
G. A. Steinheimer, president of
the Master1 Painters' and Decorators'
association,- declared today that the
employers absolutely refused to meet
the $2 a day Intrease demanded by
the employes and 'further charged
that the employes had not given the
employers'1 sufficient advance notice
of their determination to strike un
less an increase in wages was re
Many Traffic Violators .
Are Fined In Police Court
In'police court yesterday mqrning
Judge Foster devoted the entire1 ses
sion to dealing with traffic violators.
Twenty speeders appeared . and
only three-of them escaoed punish
ment." Of those found guilty, seven i
-were fined $10 and costs each; two,
$15 and costs; four, $12.50 and costs;
two, $750 and two, $5 and costs
each. There were 30 violatots: of . the
parking rules and of these 22 were
discharged as first time offenders,
while eight were fined $1 and costs,
each. . ,
Ukrainians Take Kiev
Warsaw. Oct. I-'. (By J he As
sociated Press.) Ukrainian nsur
gents have occr.pied Kiev, the bol
shevik forces that were holding the
city, abandoning it, according to ad
vices received here. -
tiff The fundamental principle
1$ in the manufacture of i !m
' . In 1 - 1 -J '
rn HESE crisp morn
1 ings and cmliy eva- I I -
ings and cmliy
rmirrc. noil fnr
COATS. It reallv isn't
safe without one.-We sell
COLLEGIAN Top Coats,
because they offer better
wear, better styles, and
are really GOOD COATS.
Right nowwe have a dandy assortment
( larger, in fact, than we'll have any
time 'during the year. Come in TODAY,
and lok them over. They'll cost you
$35 and $50
The Home of Collegian Clothei Jj
" I New Location. ; , N. E.; Corner y
I SEVENTEENTH AND HARNEY.
Outfit E includes Victor Victrola
as illustrated, in Mahogany, Oak.
or Walnut, and twentv-four se-'
. lections on 10-inch double-face'
records, your 'own
$135.20. Pay a' moderate
down, then $2.50 a week.
15th and Harney
Mrs. M. A. Tliind Dies. t ;
Mrs. Mathilda A. Thind, AS 1029
South Twenty-fourth Street, died
Monday at her residence. She is
survived by her husbafid L. J.
Thind, and Iter niotlu'r and father,
Mr. and Mr'. A. S. Juul.
fired upon todajV '
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