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    VOL. 50 NO. 103.
Man Seeks
Divorce "to
Omahan Secures Decree
Obtain Naturalisation Pa
perl in Order to Get
First Case of This Nature in
District Court History;
Wife Is in,
. Harry Feldman, 520 South Thir
teenth street, secured a divorce in
district court yesterday morning that
he might become naturalized, secure
a passport to Russia, rescue the wife
lie divorced, bring her to this coun
try ana remarry her. .
No similar case has ever teen
heard in district court, according to
court officials.
Mr. Feldman, who is a contractor,
was married in Kalancourtz, Russia,
en January 5, 1908. His . marriage
was the culmination of a childhood
lomance a romance filled , with
dreams of a home in America.
Honeymoon Was Short
' In 1911 Mr. Feldman bade his
wife, Raisa, and his two baby sons,
Gabriel and Abraham, good by and
set out for the land of their dreams.
The leave-taking was particularly
difficult, he says, for their honey
moon was scarcely completed.
Before leaving, however, he prom
ised his wite to send tier money tnat
she and the two babies might join
hint' as soon as Dossible.
He was not able to do this, how
ever, until late in 1914, when the dev
astating flames of war had swept
a large part of his. native country.
He does not know whether his wife
received the money or not, he says.
Four long, trying years lie waited
for her arrival, when the war
ceased he attempted to get a pass
port from this government. He was
determined to go to Russia and find
his little , family.
But he was informed he could not
secure a passport because he was
not a citizen of this country.
Hj then applied at the naturaliza
tion examiner's office for citizenship
papers, only to learn he could not
become a citizen of the United
States as long as his family resided
in a foreign country.
He was informed it would be .im
possible for him to enter Russia
without being forced into the bolshe
viki forces, unless he had a passport
from this government. There was
but one thing to do. .x . . -. '
" Granted on, 'Desertion. ' :
He" filed a pjtitiQii for divorce in
district court.' udge Wakely, after
some .consideration, granted it, on
the grounds of desertion.
And now Mr. reldman is prepar
ing to become naturalized so he may
secure a passport and rescue his lit
tle famiy. .
"I can scarcely wait to see my
wife and children," he declared,
when the decree wajs rendered.
"Think of it, Gabriel is 11 and Abra
ham is 9 why they're almost
"I'll bring my wife and the boys
right back to Omaha, then I'll marry
my wife again. It'll be a happy day
for all of us 1"
Entrants Filing ,
For Pony Parade
In "Button Drive''
Boy Scouts Will Act as Escorts
In March to Boost Cam
paign for Humane
' 'Society. . (
Entries are being received by the
Humane socieU' for the pony parade,
which will be held Saturday morn
ing in connection with the "Buy a
Button" drive.
: The parade will be started at 11
a. m., and the Boy Scouts will serve
, their ponies and dogs.
W. W. Bradley, superintendent of
the Humane society, explained this
morning that his organization wants
a budget of $25,000 for next year.
Half of that amount is available
from fixed sources. -including an an
nual contract with the city for en
forcing: the collection of dog
licenses, impounding . unlicensed.
dogs and removing aeaa animals. .
"We are asking the public to fur-
nish the other half of the budget,"
said Mr. Bradley. He explained that
mfMiev which will be received on
"Buy a "Button" day. will be used
s in the children's aid division of tht
Humane society's work. The report
of the children's division for last
month shows that 24 new cases were
reported and 20 cases were disposed
of. During last month 90 calls were
made and the welfare of 69 children
was involved. r-
Southern Pacific Shopmen
Strike as Negroes Get Johs
Houston, Tex.. Oct. 14. A vaca
tion strike of 1,500 Southern Pacific
shopmen'was in effect today, due to
the reinstatement of four negro
workers by road officials. The men
will meefshortly before noon to con
aider the situation with union offi
cials. McAdoo to Make Four Talks
( At Cleveland During Day
Cleveland, O., Oct ' 14. William
G. McAdoo, former secretary ot the
treasury, arrived here this morning
to deliver fonr political addresses
today and tonight
Senator Hiram W. Jonnson of
California will address a republican
mass meetjng here tpnighj
tir4 tMI-eiHt Mittaf
OmIm P. iO. UMM t
Omaha Air Mail ' Pilot
Resigns From Service
Clarence Lange, Former
Record Holder on This
Division, Quits When
Pilot Clarence C. Lange, on the
Omaha division of the air mail serv
ice since that service was in
augurated here in May, tendered his
resignation Wednesday to his chief
at Washinfton, Assistant Postmaster
General Otto Praeger, Manager
William I. Votaw of the Omaha field
announced today. His resignation
was induced by his transfer to
Cheyenne where he was to have re
ported today for his first flight to
Salt Lake City, it is said.
i'llot Lange at one time held two
records on the local division, making
a record flight in July from Chicago ,
to Omaha in three hours and 35
minutes aud last month he made the
Cheyenne-Omaha record of four
hours and 10 minutes. Both records
have been broken since, the latter
by Pilot Frank Yager last Monday,
which was in turn broken the follow
ing day by Pilot C. A. Braukman.
The record now stands at three
hours and 35 minutes. . 1
Pilot Lange left for a trip to the
City Dads "Pass
The Buck," Avers
Ex-City Engineer
Recommends Division of City
Government Into Three Dis-
tinct Parts in Concord
Club Speech. ,
Three men to direct three dis
tinctive oarts of the city government
would concentrate responsibility and
eradicate "buck passing" which he
harges exists at present in the
commission form of government, ac
cording to John A. Bruce, former
city engineer, in an address beiore
the Concord club at the Hotel Hen
shaw yesterday noon.
Bruce declared that wnen he was
in charge of the department of pub
lic improvement in Omaha his work
constantly overlapped the work of
the maintenance department and the
work of the Omaha Metropolitan
Water district. m
"This brought about endless buck
passing, Bruce declared.
The triumvirate city, government
would consist of one man absolutely
responsible for The water, public im
provement and street department,
another who would be neld respon
sible for public and police depart
ment and a thirtj responsible for the
law and finance department
They wouH report toa board of
directors composed of interested citi
zens of Omaha, according to the plan
outlined by Bruce.
"The present election plan to elect
seven officials who must decide after
election of which department they
shall have charge, causes an unheav-
al every four years, Bruce declared.
Omaha Balloonist
Off for New Derby
Capt. Harold E. Weeks Leaves
Today to Arrange for
I International Race.
Capt. Harold E. Weeks, who, with
Lieut. Richard E. Thompson,
piloted the army balloon to second
place in the recent air derby, left
yesterday afternoon for Birming
ham, Ala., to begin preparations for
the international races, which will
start from Birmingham this month.
Lieutenant Thompson' will leave
Saturday, taking seven men from
Fort Omaha. The army balloon will
be shipped to Birmingham tomor
row. .The Fort Omaha balloon will be
Wie sole representative of the United
States army and will be one of the
three 'American entries. In the re
cent race it lost first place by a nar
row margin. ,
American Manufacturers
To Change Constitution
New York. Oct 14. Changes in
the constitution of the American
Manufacturers' Export association,
making banks and insurance avd
steamship companies eligible for
membership, were voted on at the
annual convention of the association
here today. This departure from
the policies ; heretofore governing
the association was said to have re
sulted from the"organization's de
sire for closer co-operation in for
eign trade problems. .
William C. Redfield, former secre
tary of commerce, was elected-president
to succeed W. L. Saunders. J.
S. Lawrence' of San Francisco was
elected a vice president.
Louis Scheschey to Jail On
Four Separate Charges
Louis Scheschey, son of George
Scheschey, proprietor of a road house
in East Omaha, was sentenced to 20
days in jail by Judge Foster in Cen
tral police court yesterday morning
for reckless driving, operating a car
while intoxicated, resisting an offi
cer and driving a car without paying
a wheel tax.
Young Scheyschey almost ran into
Carter lake in his wild ride and only
the abrupt stopping- of his motor
saved him fro ma watery grave, po
lice say. . .
Form Polish-Danzig Treaty.
Paris, Oct. 14. The council of
ambassadors began forming trie
Polish-Danzig treaty contemplated
by Article 104 of the Versailles
treaty. Both Poland and Danziz
have submitted draft ' ' .
Mty II, IMS. tt
Mtrak 3. 1171.
east, pending the acceptance of his
Another Side
To Agitation
On Grain Price
Farmers Said to Be Suffering
Slump No More Than Oth
ers Prices May Go
Still Lower.
The farmer's contribution to., the
lowered cost of living is neither
greater nor less than that of manu
facturers, wholesalers and business
men all down the line, according to
the views of a number of Omaha
men familiar both' with agricultural
conditions and. other industries.
For the last three or four years the
farmers have " enjoyed 'prosperous
times, it is pointed out, and sold
their crops at much more than nor
mal prices. Evc:i this year, with all
quotations ' lower, the farmer's in
come from grain will be a little less
than double the value of the same
crops the year before the war. The
return from wheat, corn, oats, bar
ley and rye at Chicago board of trade
prices this year :s estimated at $:,
337.000.000. as compared with $
674,000,000 the year before the.war.
Tend to Normalcy. -
In the campaign to reduce the cost
of living the farmer is said to opcupy
the same position as everybody else
in business. The merchants have
cut their prices correspondingly on a
great many articles, and the whole
business world shows signs ot a re
sumption of normal conditions.
"We've got more grayl this year
than was ever raised .before, . said
a man familiar with production and
marketing problems. Nebraska1 has
its full share of the bumper crops.
I believe most of the farmers are
satisfied to take their share of the
cut this year, the same as every
other business man. Yet there are
some, many of whom appear, to be
salaried men, trying to' start a new
organization to hold back the har
vest for war prices., It is a big ques
tion, whether anyone advising' the
farmer to hold his grain ' off the
market is a friend or foe of the
Farmers Need Credit.
"What Nebraska farmers need is
cheaper credit. What we should
work for is a return to the condition
where they could borrow money on
their farms at 5 or 6 per cent. 'Since
(Continued on Par Two, Column Four.)
Houston Declares
Treasury Will Not
1 Aid Prices' Control
Washington, Oct. 14. Secretary
Houston reiterated today to repre
sentatives of agricultural interests in
conference here that the treasury
would not be a party to the with
holding of any commodity from the
market in order to maintain artifi
cially high prices.
bpokesim; n tor the delegation
were frank in their criticism of Mr.
Houston's recent .statement that
prices had begun to recede, but the
secretary 'told them as frankly that
his statement properly represented
conditions. .
If Roosevelt Lived
Man) Americans have
wondered in recent months
what would be the attitude
of the late Theodore Roose
velt towards. the problems of
1920. " v
"T. R." himself discussed f
the outlook h intimate conver
sations with his good friend .
John J. Lear;, Jr. ,
Mr.. Leary has now put
these conversations in written
form and the chapters dealing
with 1920 and the CploneVs
own idea of the pari he would'
play mi this years campaign
will be published in The
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Cole May Wot
Judge Says
Trial Jurist Says Murderer
Sot Entitled to New Hear
- ing State Plans
To Appeal.
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Greeley,1 Neb.. Oct. 14. (Special.)
Judge Bayard H. Paine, trial judge,
in the cases of Alson B. Cole and
Allen" Vincent Grammer, declared
here today that in his opinion there
can be no new trial for Alson B.
Cole as the result of the recent de
rision granting a habeas corpus to
Cole and remanding Cole to' the
Howard county authorities.
"The sentence given Cole in' How
ard county was in full accord with
the statutes of the state of Nebraska
and, was so upheld by the supreme
court of Nebraska," said Judge
Paine. i
"The statutes of Nebraska provide
that when a prisoner pleads guilty
to murder a hearing shall be held
and the jury shall determine the de
gree of guilt. This was done in
Cole's case.
"It appears to me that the next
step in the case probably will be an
appeal by Attorney Genferal Clar
ence Davis, for the state, from the
decision of Judge Woodrough. The
appeal would be to the United States
suoreme court. "There can be no
new trial as I see it.
Woodroueh Savs Decision
y Does Not eMan New Trial
. Lincoln, Oct. 14. (Special.)
Assistant Attorney General Mason
Wheeler is awaiting the return of
Attorney Uenerai Clarence .uavis,
before makinsr anv moves in the
case of Alson B. Cole in which Fed
eral Judge Woodrough granted a
habeas corpus and remanded the case
to the Howard county authorities.
Judge Woodrouah stated the plea
of guilty made by Cole to the mur
der of Mrs.t Lulu Vogt In 1917 still
stands and that his decision does
not really mean a new trial for
Cole. The decision means that an
other hearing shall be held to de
termine Cole's degree of guilt.
Farmers Bilked
By "Sugar Agent,"
Grdcr Here Says
Fast Talker Gets Payments
Down On Future Delivery,
Letters to Omaha -f
Dealer Reveal.
Scores of farmers in eastern South
Dakota are being notified by Harry
Kosenbloom, proprietor of the Chain
grocery stores, 606 South Sixteenth
street, that they have been made vic-
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inns vi a swmuic, in icsuunsc iu
numerous letters received from them
during the past two days request
ing immediate delivery of sugar
ordered last September from a man
representing himself as an agent of
the store in Omaha.
' "I have no agents," Mr. Rosen
bloom is writing them.
According to the letters, the
farmes are anxiously awaiting
shipments of sugar which thev
bought from a man who represented
himself as an agent of the Omaha
Gave Low Price.
Delivery of the sugar was to have
been made on October 1, when the
remaining one-half of the purchase
price would be paid, according to
the letter received by Rosenbloom..
Letters received yesterday from the
following persons demand delivery
of the sugar or a refund of the
money paid the pseudo-agent: Mrs.
Thomas Mansheim, Platte, S. D.; S.
D. Page, Tyndall: C. W. McCallum.
Tyndall; Vincent Dockendorf.
White Lake, and J. JJ Sedlacek. Ta
bor. The "agent" gave the name of
Ross V. Jones.
"Ypu seel, the Chain stores loaded
up oh sugar when the market was
low," Jones argued. "We can make
deliveries October 1 for $12 a hun
dred pounds, half cash with the
"A Plain Fraud."
Like votes in a foreign settlement
orders were snatched from the
In several other instances, the
stranger also represented himself as
C A. Small. v
Upon readine the letters from the
victims, Mr. Rosenbloom said:
Its a fraud. I have no asrents
working anywhere"
Three Nehraskans' Bodies
Due to Arrive Here Friday
The bodies of three Nebraskans
will be included in the shipment of
soldiers who died overseas due on
the Northwestern railroad this after
noon or Saturday morning.
lhev are Clarence Cullip. Kene
saw, Neb.; Edward W; Doessler,
Lyons. Neb., and Francis Kelloee.
Hendley, Neb.
I he others are John O. Waddcll.
Burke. S. D.; Georee H. Hawkins.
Red Oak, la., and Frank Pilling,
bhenandoah, la.
Baby Alligator Rides Clear
From Florida for Nine Cents
Nine cents was all of the fare oaid
for a tiny alligator all of the way
from Jacksonville, Fla., to Omaha,
received m the mail yesterday morn
ing by Edwin Claussen, 506 Twenty
eighth street. East Omaha.
I he alligator was shinned bv nar-
cel post in an ordinary small box
with air holes and apparently had
not partaken of food or water on
the entire trip to, Omaha, in the
opinion of postal' officials.
Soccer Players to Meet.
A meeting of the soccer foot ball
association will be held at 8 o. m.
today in the city hall
OCTOBER 15, W2Q. '
Neal ' Widow'
Declines to
Talk of Case
Oklahoma Woman Living Un
der Another Name Says Boy,
13, Is Son of Late
Omaha Magnate.
i The alleged widow of the late
John Neal, Omaha tobacco magnate,
who stopped filing of his will dis
posing of an estate estimated at
$1,000,000 Monday with telegrams
contesting the wilt, has been located.
She is livinir under another nam
at Okmnlgee, Okl., anal refuses to claims to trie Neal es
tate, according to officials -of Okla
homa City. .
the woman operates a rooming
house m Okmulgee and has two clul
dren, a boy, 13. and a girl, 4. She
claims the boy is tjie son of John
Letter Not Received.
The woman is said to have a hus
band now living in Mexico. She has
been living m Okmulgee for several
When questioned concerning her
contest of the Neal will, the woman
displayed a contract with Albert S.
Ritchie, ir.. Omaha attorney, for
services in the contest, but refused
to discuss the case.
Mr. Ritchie said today he has not
reteived the letter promised by the
alleged widow in which she would
disclose the secret surrounding her
alleged marriage to Neal.
Up for Probate Next Week.
In the Neal will, which is being
contested by this widow, 100 shares
of stock in the R. J. Reynolds to
bacco firm is bequeathed to Frank
lin A. bhotwell, and iW shares to
his daughter, Margaret Shotwell,
student at Central High school.
The original will has not been
found. A copy of the will, held by
Mr. ShotwelL will be presented for
probate next week. .
Neal was considered a bachelor by
his friends and business acquaint
ances. He was district manager of
the R. J. Reynolds company in
Stranded Tourists
Are Given x4id Here
Man and Wife and Two Chil
dren Live Four Days
On Cold Coffee.
After living on cold coffee for four
days, too proud to beg and unable
to find employment, an automobile
tourist from California and his wife
and two children, 4 and 6, were
given aid yesterday bv the Salva
tion Army after their condition had
been reported by visitors to Elm-
wood park where they were staying.
rrovisions were taken, to the
stricken family and employment in
the .Nebraska leleohone comoanv
found for the mother. , The father
this morn'ng also was Igiven a job
through 4he Salvation Army employ
ment bureau.
During the fou.'May search for
work by their pa.-ents the two little
tcts stood guard over the automo
bile their only home. An awning
extending from th-; tar furnished
shell ei from the rain and a mat
tress was used for a bed.
Heavy rains enc.tintered on their
trip east slowed tip the Journey and
exhausted the meager funds of the
travelers who were er. route to Buf
falo. N. Y. i
Reserve Corps Officers
To Elect New President
Members of the Officers Reserve
Corps society who live in Omaha
and vicinity will meet at the Omaha
Athletic club at 8 p. m. October 19.
Officers for the year will be elected
and the committee on constitution
will report.
A notice sent out by President
Tames W. Thompson and Secretary
W. H. Mick urges all reserve offi
cers to attend.
O. E. Eneler.-Kendall Hammond
and Anan Raymond compose the
committee on constitution.
Wife of Chief of Staff at
Fort Crook Arrives in City
Mrs. L. S. Upton, wife of Colonel
Upton, chief of staff at Fort Crook,
arrived from Buffalo yesterday
morning. Capt. Noble Carter, quar
termaster corps, has been relieved
from duty with the corps area quar
termaster and ordered to Washing
ton for duty with the quartermaster
Lt. L. A. Kimball, 64th infantry,
on duty at the post as mess officer,
has been ordered to Benning, Ga.,
Captain Compton, Q. M. C, report
ed for duty this morning.
All Omahans Urged to
Register for General
Election in November
Are you properly registered in
the election commissioner's of-.
fice in the court house, so that
you may vote at the general elec
tion on November 2?
C. A. McCloud, republican state
chairman, sent a personal mes
sage Wednesday to Omahans, re
minding them of the important
duty of registering.
October 22 will be the last day
to register for the November elec
tion. The election commissioner
requires 10 days in which to pre
pare the books for the election ,
The election commissioner's of
.fice will be open until 9 Saturday
For the convenience of residents
of the South Side special registra
tions will be held on FrWay and
Saturday of this week in the South
Side city. hall.
Every qualified voter should
registe? '
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Girls in Jail Say Parson Was Right
Pair Held for Shoplifting of Scarf Talk From Cell
Arguing That the "Straight and Narrow"
Looks Mighty Good to Them Don't Want
Folks "Back Home" to Know.
"The preacher back home used to
say 'the wages , of sin is death," "
mused Margaret, Allen, 19, in her
cell in the county jail yesterday
mornjiig." guess he had it doped
out about right."
Margaret and her chum, Helen
Gibson, 20, were fined' Wednesday,
$J5 and $50, respectively, by -Police
Judge Foster after they had been
arrested by House Detective Larry
Kinn for stealing1 a fur Scarf in the
Brandeis stores. They live at .2574,
Harney street .J .
"Believe me, when I get out cf
here, it's the straight and narrow
path for me," coutinued Margaret.
"Yes, I took the scarf. I took it
about two, weeks ago, and the day
we were, arrested I let Helen wear it.
Poor kid, she was cold.
"I had a job, too.' I was going to
work that very morning at the Lion
Bonding company. But now thats
all off and I don't know what we 11
do when we get out.
Prunes for Supper.
"Gee, I don't know what I'll do
these two weeks I'll have to spend
in this liole. Why. they gave me
nrmiH fnr sunoer. UkIiI I hate the
sight of a prune. Wonder who it
vented them. They ought to s
Aged Man Run
Down by Truck.
Dies of Injuries
Smith Clark, 81, Struck by
Delivery Truck August 23,
Succumbs; Driver Sen
tenced to 15 Days.
Smith Clark, 81, died at his home,
1609 North Thirty-fourth street,
Wednesday from injuries received
hr was run down bv a delivery
truck August 23 at Seventeenth and
Harney streets, tie sunerea inter
nal injuries in the accident.
. The truck which struck Mr. Clark
of the Centrat Mar
ket and was driven by Izador Stoler,
1609 North Twenty-tourth street.
Stoler was arraigned in central po
lice court three weeks ago on a
charge of reckless driving and sen
tenced to 15 days in jail by Judge
Foster. .
He was released on , an appeal
bond, and his case now is pending
in district court. '
Mr. Clark is survived by his wife,
and two daughters and a son: Mrs.
G. Warren Davis,' Mrs. Frank Her
tog and Frank E. Clark, all of
Omaha. - ...
Funeral services will be held to
morrow at 3 p. m., from the Lole-
MeKay parlors, 261 Farnam street.
Burial will be at Silver Creek.' N.
Y., Mr. Clark's old home.
"Peeping Tom" Is
Taken After Chase
Suspect Flees Fronv Home
Only to Be Captured by
Crowd of Men and Boys.
Omaha's "PeeDim? Tom." who has
terrorized hundreds of women and
children durine the last few months
was captured, after a thrilling chase
joined in by police and men ana
noon, the police believe. '
The chase which resulted in
which resulted in tne
capture of Edgar Duboys, the al
leged "Peeping Tom," came ' after
Duboys had entered the apartment
of Mrs. R. C, Smith, 614 South
Eighteenth street. Duboys lured
Jane Smith, 4, and her cousin, Max
ine Mulica, 5, into the bath room
in the apartment, where he attempted
to assault them, according to the
story told the police. Mrs, Smith
was attracted by the cries of the
two children. The man fled when
the woman appeared.
Ifassersby pursued Duboys for
several blocks. An emergency call
took police to the scene of the at
tempted assault and. riding in a
high-powered car, they overtook
and captured the fleeing man. '
Duboys told police he was a. la
borer and had been living at the
State hotel.
Hoover Advocates Control
Of All Boards of Trade
Topeka, Kan., Oct. 14. Control
of boards of trade to prevent price
speculation in farm products was
advocated by Herbert iHoover, for
mer United Slates food adminis
trator, in a talk this morning at n
conference of heads of Kansas farm
organizations, bankers, grain men
the state board of agriculture here,
and business men in the offices of
New York Theatrical Man
Buys Budapest Playhouse
Budapest, Oct. 14. Ben Blumen
tlial of the United Plays corporation
of New York has purchased the
Gaiety theater here for $130,000, it
was announced today. The pur
chase price represents about 50,000,
000 crowns at the present rate of ex
change. Assistant Secretary of
Treasury Quits Position
Washington, Oct 14. Jouett
ShousC, assistant scretary of the
treasury, has resigned and his resig
nation has been accepted by Presi
dent Wilson, effective November 15.
Organize Harding Club.
Hebron, Neb., Oct. 14. (Special.)
A Harding and Coolidge club has
been organized here, with attrac
tive headquartefs.
hint to the chair, whoever he is."
"Well," said Helen. "We'll stick
it oat somehow. I've got longer
to serve than you have. .
"No, you haven't," Margaret re
plied, "because when I get out I'll
borrow the money and pay your
tine, bee if I don t."- ,
The girls say they came here
from Kansas City.
"Where did we live before that?
Well, that s our business, said Mar
garet. Gee, if they knew back home
that were in a jail what would they
Not So Very Bad.
I know some people , that would
circulate the glad news around the
old burg pretty fast. And I've got
an aunt here in Omaha. But I know
she won't help me out. Even if she
came up here I'd refuse to see her,
How would I look, talking to her
through the bars!
"Anyway, little Margaret has
learned a lesson. Me for the straight
and narrow, so highly recommended
in the days of my childhood. I'm
glad we've never done anything
worse than take a scarf. It wasn't
a very expensive scarf anyway." .
The girls were well dressed when
they were brought to the jail, and
apparently well educated.
Harsh Family
Again Feature
In Court Role
Harriet Divorced and, Re
married Decides She Is
Through With Jefferson.
Harriet and Jefferson Harsh are
"in again." Mrs. Harsh filed suit in
district court yesterday for a divorce
from Jefferson. ' ,
They and their daughter, Helen
H. ZeDP. have alternated in divorce
actions in district court for the last
year. They have been before the
divorce court a dozen times.
Mrs. Harsh and her husband were
married some years ago, divorced
and remarried in July, 1916. Mrs,
Harsh sued for separate mainten
ance in May, 1919. Her husband an
swered and cross-petitioned and filed
various other actions and, finally.
February 5, 1920, after exhaustive
hearings, she obtained a decree of
separate maintenance and Sii a
month with custody of a small child.
She says jenerson hasn t been pay
ing, so she wants a complete di
vorce. '
Daughter Helen started divorce
proceedings September 17, 1919. Her
husband answered a montn y later,
Helen obtained a restraining order
a week after that. Clarence hied a
cross-oetition December 4. Helen
nhtained eufctodv of the child and
$40 a month temporary alimony Jan
uary 31. Clarence came back with
various other actions and finally a
motion to modify the decree .so as
to give him custody of the child.
Helen secured a divorce and $MJ a
month alimony last June, and in Au
gust Clarence filed a motion to have
the decree modified giving him cus
tody of the child. This latter action
still is pending. '
So, parents and children still are
warring in the courts with the end
not in sight.
Harding Will Speak
At Louisville' Tonight
On Board Senator Harding's Spe
cial Train, Oct. 14. After his one
day invasion of Tennessee, Senator
Harding was on his way today to
Louisville, Ky., where he is to speak
tonight. The republican nominee
left Chattanooga late last night after
delivering addresses in the municipal
auditorium and to an overflow crowd
in the street outside. . '
The republican nominee's train
was scheduled to make five and 10
minute stops at Oakdale, Tenn.. and
Somerset, Danville, Harrodsbnrg.
Lawrenceburg and Shelbyville, Ky.
He was to reach Louisville at 5:26
p. m.
As in his Chattanooga speech the
nominee today made the record of
the present administration the basis
for his appeal for republican support
in the south. He also emphasized
that his party preached no doctrine
it could not apply to all sections
without discrimination. '
Brother-in-Law Evicted From
Home of His Married Sister
A. W. Zierdt secured an order
from the district court yesterday
prohibiting his brother-in-law, Royal
Minor, from living at his home. This
order was issued following Mr.
Zierdt's filing of suit for a divorce
from his wife, Mabel.
He says she has refused to cook
his meals or to allow him to cook
them, that she -"'harbors her
relatives" at his home at his expense,
and that she gave one of their small
children to her sister, whq has re
moved the child from the City.
Ministerial Union to
Elect Officers October 18
The annual election 'of the Omaha
Ministerial ' union will be held in
Room 316, Y. M. C. A, October 18,
at 10:30 a. m. Dr. Charles Herron
of the Omaha Theological seminary
will lecture on "The Rediscovery of
Paul." .
The Weather
Omaha, Council Bluffs and- vi
cinity: Probably ihowert tonight
and Friday; cooler tonight
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m. m U m.... 4
7 a. m.. t 1 noon M
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9 a. i Stl S p. m '!
A ? a. m.. drr bulb. Sti wet bulh. 61 1
vlatlT humidity. 74. At noon, dry bulb.
Ml wi !!. wi raatiT humidity.
At moo, wind velocity, IS mil an hour.
Sob as Boy
Victor Nelson,, 16, Admits
Scries of Robberies But
Denies Charge of
Father and Mother Listen to
Son as He Details Crime .
Career io the ,
V ictor Nelson, 16, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. V. Nelson, 2032 Grand ave
nue, arrested Wednesday on
charges of burglary and arson, yes
terday morning confessed to several
robberies during the last , three
weeks. -;
His confession came after four
hours of grilling by detectives and
'was made in the presence of his
heart-broken parents.
He told oi entering the W. W.
Watkins home at 2220 Meredith ave
nue through a back door and of car
rying a camera, an jvory manicuring?
set, a clock and a chest of tools
away, while a large party was in
progress in the front part of the
house, according to police.
Robs Child Bank.
Among those present at the party
during the robbery were ' Martha
Robbins, Robert Walkut, Norma
Peterson, George Johnson, Vera
Fricker and Arthur Peterson.
Last Saturday night he entered
the home of O. W. Selling, 2214
Grand avenue, through a kitchen
window, stealing a kodak and the
money from a child s DanK, ne ad
mitted, police say. He hid the loot
of both escapades in the rear of his
yard at home, he told police. .
"I did not know the house was
on fire," he sobbed when questioned
concerning the robbery and partial
burning of the A. J. Burdin home at
2026 Grand avenue. "If it was on
fir it was an accident. I did light
a match and threw it on the floor.
I think it was hsrhted. but I went
into another room and didn't know
that anything caught fire. .
Starts Fire in School.
"On June 16, 1920 I crawled
through a hole in the foundation in
one of the annexes of Saratoga
shcool. -1 1 lighted a cigarette and
threw the match on the floor, where,
there was some paper. A fire started.
I tried to put it out but couldn t,
so I ran away."
Asked by State Fire Warden Frou
ton why he robbed homes he Said
he had read about "how Harry Phil
lips, a convict, had robbed homes
for 30 years and got rich without
getting caught," and "thought if
must be a good game."
Victor was turned over to juvenile
authorities. His parents wept as be
was taken away.
He is a good boy and I believe
in ' lum, cried him mother.
Woman Tenant
.Wins Fight for
Silk Lingerie
Justice Gives Back Clothing
To Mrs. Elizabeth Hayward
Deserted by Her.
i Husband. P-
Mrs. Elizabeth Havward. Twentv-
second and Mason streets, foueht
and won her case in Justice o the
reace Collins court yesterday . for
possession of 147 articles, consisting
mostly of kimonos, creoe de chin
caps and silken negligee, from Blaine
i'uttman, proprietor of a rooming
house at 2216 Douglas street.
ruttman had held Mrs. HavJ
ward's wearine aDDarel in default ol
$30 room rent for four weeks. Mrs
Hayward replevmed the kimonos last
And beneath the technicalities oi
the legal fight at the hearing today
Mrs. Hayward told of her predica
My husband left me penniless at
the rooming house, and he should
pay the bill,' she declared. "Even
while' we lived there together he
went away for days at a time. When
he left me for good he didn't even
say goodby."
Two Omaha Greeks Are '
Ordered Deported From U. S.
Gus Mike and Tos Demos, both oi
C04 South Fourteenth street, are to
be sent back to their homeiin Phi
liates, Greece,' according to terms of
sentence received from Washington
Lv local immigration authorities
1 Wedensday. The men were convicted .
or conducting a disorderly house in
1919 and sentenced to be deported.
Their attorney appealed the case' to
Washington on the grounds that
Detective Robert Samardick. vho
tiled the complaint against them, had
persecuted them.
Pretty Girl Arrives to
Dish Out Victory Medals
Stand back, veteraus of the world
war. Don't rush. Miss Gertrude
Bardcn of Chicago, pretty army field
clerk, arrived in Omaha yesterday
and reported for duty at the recruit
ing office. She will assist in expediting
the issuance of Victory medals to
world war veterans. Her appoint
ment to the Omaha office followed
Col. W. A. Cavenaugh's complaint
that war veterans are not too eager
to apply for the medals.
Inspector Returns.
Wjlliam M. Brashear. immigration
inspector, returned to his office yes
terday mprning after an absence of
three weeks from Omaha. The of
fice was open for the first time since,.
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