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VOL. 50 NO. 108.
Chicago Man Denies Slaying
Wife and Vagabond
Hired to Stage Fake
Confessed to Get Sleep
. Br Tb Associated FrtM.
Chicago, Oct. 20. Carl Wanderer
testifying in his own defense in the
trial for the murder of his wife, to
day declared he was innocent and re
pudiated the signed statement in
which he confessed slaying his wife,
their unborn child, and a vagabond
he said he hired to stage a mimic
holdup and thus divert suspicion
from himself. He said the confes
sion was wrung from him by "bully
ragging and violence" and that he
made it "so the detectives would let
him alone and let him get a little
sleep." He was beaten and mauled
in his cell until he confessed, he
r. William Hickson. head of the
psycopathic hospital previously testi
fied ' the defendant was insane and
had the mind of a 10-vear-old child.
He was insane at the time of the
murder and when he made the con
fession Dr. Hickson said he believed.
" Wanderer entered the court room
humming an Irish love ballad. . At
no time during the three hours he
was on the stand did he hesitate in
Repeats First Story.
He repeated the original version
lof the shooting of his wife bv the
tramp and the slaying ot the hobo,
telling almost word for word the
story given the police the day of
the affair and which made him a
hero until he Was arrested, charged
with murder. s
"Ruth (his wife) and I went to
a picture show," he said. "On the
way; back I noticed .a ragged
stranger following us, but thought
little of it until later, when I recog
nized him as the man I had shot.
JRuth went into the vestibule in the
hallway ahead of me. I could see
the outlines of a man, but before I
eould do anything he began firing. I
drew my revolver and emptied it in
"Did you shoot?" asked one of
Wanderer's counsel. '
. "I shot in the direction of .the
man," he replied.
' "Did you shoot your wife?"
', Denies Shooting Wife.
"No sir; I did not shoot my wife,"
said Wanderer, i
- WandereMthetrixiotA .sbom kit -
mother-in-law had come to the door
and found him astride the stranger,1
Sting him with a gun
He ..then told of his arrest and the
confession. ' .
Coroner Hoffman, he said, threat
ened him and "tried to work on my
emotions." ' ? ,
''He told me the spirit of Ruth was
' (Continued on Ft Tro, Column Two )
Illicit Romance of
Woman Results in the
ri' f TV
an outcast," sobbed Mrs. Gertrude
Roell after she had heard her hus
band, Gustav Roell, a manufacturer,
had filed his diforce suit, naming
lames Oliver II, vice president of
ihe Oliver Plow company of South
Bend, Ind., as co-respondent.
.. i .... 1 a a hiienantl
1 ve given ujj ..ujw-..-everything
for limmie," continued
Mrs. Roell. "I met him four years
ago and fell in love with him. He
said he would marry me and painted
glowing pictures of our happiness
l.-.fter we had a home of our own.
JBut he was a coward. Without
arning.to me, he married another
woman at Petoskey. Mich., and left
me heartbroken. I had told my hus
band everything and he did not tell
me he intended to get a divorce."
The bill charges that Mrs. Roe'.l
and young Oliver became acquainted
three or four vears ago and cites
' i :H.i..;n m
numerous cscayaucs, uikiuuiiiK ""L
July celebration in a cottage at ot.
Joseph. Mich., and other doings of
a highly sensational nature, includ
ing some visits to Chicago hotels.
Quite recently Oliver married Miss
Louise Farthington,,a southern girl,
at Petoskey, Mich.
Say Indian Boy Burned
. School to Escape Studies
Emerson. Neb., Oct. 20. (Special
Telegram.)r-Did an Indian boy burn
a rural school house near here so
he wouldn't have to go to school?
That is the theory on which Charles
E. Hartford, state fire warden, and
an insurance adjuster are working.
A visit by the officials called for an
elaborate program which included
the .questioning of the school chil
dren and people living in the vicinity
of the school. - According to stories
told the officials an Indian boy, who
refused to go to school, told his
companions the night before the
building burned that he was positive
that he would not have to go to
school the following day. A school
house on the same site burned a
year ago. - - ' -- " ; .- . , .
Bright Lights in Auto
Cause Death of Winner Boy
Winner. S. D" Oct. 20. (Special
Telegram.) A 5-year-old son of
Carl Nelson, a farmer living near
Witten. was instantly killed and Mr.
and Mrs. Nelson seriously injured
automobile accident about tive
;. east of Witten. The Nelson
iarffily were returning to the farm in
in automobile without lights and
when he attempted to cross a deep
ditch the driver was confused by
the brieht lisrhts from an approach
ing car and drove off the bridge,
dropping 20 feet. The other occu-
tints pt the car escaped injuQr v
ttarH u mm-CIim Nittof
0k t, 0. Uatar At
Harding Will Call
New Peace Plan
International Court of Nations, Worked Out by Root
And a Nnmrwr nf "Fnroiorn Jnrista F.vnoter1
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINO.
Chicago Trlbun-Omh B IhA Wire.
New York, Oct. 20. It is now the
well settled understanding among
republican leaders that Senator
Harding, if elected president, will
initiate without delay, a conference
of the powers to devise a new world
peace plan of which the international
court, worked out by Elihu Root
and a number of foreign jurists, will
be the central feature.
Whether this court for the pacific
settlement of justiciable internation
al disputes t shall function as an
adjunct to a league of nations, is
a matter upon which there is a less
definite understanding in republi an
ranks. Some leaders are of the
opinion that by next spring the
whole theory of a' league of nations
will be a dead letter in Europe as
well as America.
By far the greater number of the
men who are advising Senator
Harding believe, however, that there
will be a radical revision of the
league of nations covenant and
plenipotentaries of the Un'ted States
and other great powers, and that
America will join the association of
nations, thus placed on a new basis
and ratify the Versailles treaty, as
Eliminate Article 10.'
The prospective revision of the
covenant would eliminate entirely
article 10 and all other features
embodying the principle of an al
liance of the powers to perpetuate
the status of territorial settlements
made at the aPris peace conference.
In addition, it would eliminate all
provisions tending to create superior
government imparing the sove.-ignty
and complete independence of action
of the United States,' and eliminate
all provisions under which the
U. S. Must Spend
f Billions Next
Secretary of Treasury Tells
Bankers' Assoication of In
debtednes Faced by
Washington, Oct. , 20. Govern
ment expenditures of . $4,000,000,000
during the next fiscal year were
forecast- by vSecretaTys Hotistair; of
the Treasury department today in
address before the convention
of the American Bankers' associa
tion, in which he covered a wide
range or financial ana economic
problems of the nation.
The secretary outlined the treas
ury's program for handling the war
debt and appealed tor the strictest
economy not only in our expendi
tures, federal, state, county and mu
nicipal, but also by thrift on the part
of our people," adding that the pro
gram necessitated the maintenance
of taxation "after this fiscal year on
a level of not less" than $4,000,000,
annually. He said there were
it i :
indications of falling receipts.
Urges Tax Changes.
"In sayintr that the aggregate re
ceipts for the government should be
maintained at a high level for the
purposes indicated, he continued.
I am by no means committing my
self to existing schedules or to spe
cific taxes. I think it of urgent im
portance that there be prompt re
survey of the situation with a re
form of the taxes, to the wiping out
of inequities and inequalities and the
assurance of sufficient revenue which
may not be realized if the present
system remains intact."
The treasury's program -had been
disarranged, the secretary said, by
the heavy burdens imposed by the
transportation act. He estimated
the total amount which the govern
ment will nav the roads at $1,000.-
000,000, about one-fourth of which
already has been turned over to
(Conttnned on Tngo Two. Co'nmn One.)
Severe Battle Ragpng
Along Dnieper River
Sebastopol, Crimea. Oct. 20. (By
The Aassociated Press.) Severe
fiffhtine continues alone the Dnieper
and northeastern front, in the vicini
ty of Nikopol. Leon Trotzky, Rus
sian bolshevik minister of war, is re
ported to be bringing up 10 divisions
of communist forces, which will not
surrender as easily as the ordinary
troops heretofore used on this line.
It is asserted numbers ot tormer
German officers in-the Baltic pro
vinces are offering their services to
General Baron Wrangeh head of the
anti-bolshevik south Russian govern
Texas Grand Jury Returns .
' Houston, Tex., Oct. 20. The Sug
arland industries and 14 wholesale
grocery concern? scattered over Tex
is, have been indicted by the federal
grand jury here, which has been
investigating alleged profiteering. Of
eight indictments returned, five were
made public. Individual sales of
sugar are set on: in the indictments.
Charges of a conspiracy to hoard
sugar are made against the Sugar
land industries and 11 wholesale con
Home of Former Canadian
, Premier Robbed of Jewels
Ottawa, Ont., Oct. 20. Theft of
$6,000 worth of jewelry from the
home of Sir Robert Borden, former
premier of Canada, was reported to
the police. The jewels were owned
by Lady Borden and were taken
from her home during the dinner
hour last night. 'V
May It, ItM. l
Hank S. I7.
if Elected President
To Be Central Feature. rT'kA
united Mates nugiiC become in
volved in European quarrels and
claim the right ot interferrr.ee in the
European and Asiatic nations might
affairs of American continents.
What would be left is an associa
tion of nations, the principal function
of which would be to create and
maintain the international court of
justice and to promote investigation
and arbitration of international dis
Former Senator Root, often called
the master mind of the republican
party and certainly one of the fore
most American statesmen, is the
spokesman of the group which be
lieves that Senator Harding, if elect
ed, will move to preserve the league
of nations, after excision of those
parts of the covenant which a major
ity of the senate deemed destructive
of nationalism. His great speech
last night, probably the clearest ex
position of the faults of the covenant
from the nationalist point of view yet
made, has revived speculation on the
possibility that Mr. Root may be
Harding's secretary of state.
Mr. Root impressively corrobo
rated Senator Harding's assertion
that France and 'England are 'ready
and eager to revise the covenant to
meet republican objections. Senator
Hitchcock endeavors to establish
that if Senator Harding had received
an agent of the French government
he would have violated the Logan
act forbidding an American citizen
to deal with a foreign plenipotentiary
in reference to a controversy involv
ing the United States. Nobody, how
ever, has accused Senator Hitchcock
of such violation when he received
British Ambassador Grey last year
and learned from him that Great
Britain had no objection to most of
the Lodge reservations. y
To End British
Tieup Are Near
Labor Leaders and Govern
ment Officials Show Desire
To Reach Understanding
To End Strike. '
' London, Oct. 20. Negotiations
which might settle the strike of
British miners were today believed
to be assured. rGovernneiit officials
and labor leaders who outlined their
positions before the opening session
of Parliament have shown their de
sire to reach an understanding. Be
lief was general today that propos
als were in preparation by both
Premier Lloyd George has definite
ly declared he is ready to enter into
negotiations. He has, however,
stated plans for a tentative wage in
crease, pending a complete adjust
ment, would not be satisfactory as
that method of meeting the present
situation would threaten, trouble
later. Coal production, he holds,
must be augmented, and he may sub
mit some proposals which' will deal
with this phase of the situation.
This morning's newspapers com
ment appreciatively on the clairi and
dignified tone yesterday in . the
House of Commons, and the ab
sence of provocative words. This
fact is regarded as a good omen,
journals maintaining that, although
the deadlock still exists, the debate
has cleared the (stage .for a com
promise. The National Union of Railway
Men, the executive of the transport
workers, and the parliamentary
committee of the Trades Union con
gress all held meetings this morn
ing to consider their attitude toward
the coal strike, but thus far no de
cisions have been taken.
After approximately two hours of
discussion, James Henry (Thomas,
general secretary of the 'Railway
Men's union, said the whole situa
tion had been reviewed and adjourn
ment taken until Thursday. The
executive of the transport workers
and the trades union committee con
tinued their meetings this afternoon.
Coal Dealers to Consider
Reduction in Fuel Prices
; Washington, Oct. 20. Reduction
in bituminous coal prices will be
considered by mine owners in Cleve
land, October 26, at a meeting call
ed by the National Coal association,
at the suggestion of Attorney Gen
eral Palmer. Mr. Palmer's sugges
tion carried the assurance, the as
sociation's announcement said; that
any action toward reduction of
high prices and elimination of profit
eering would not be construed under
the Lever act as an infringement of
Boy Confesses Putting
Poiso nin Family Meal
Salina, Kan., Oct. 20. Disappoint
ed bcause his father refused to in
stall electricity in their farm horde,
officers say, Harlan Hawk, 18, today
confessed it was he who, Saturday,
put poison in the oatmeal to be eat
en by his father and brother, and,
according to the police, admitted
that he also put poison on his own
hands and face on Monday. Hawk
has been experimenting in chemistry
at high school. -
Enrolled in Columbia
New York, Oct. 20. Master of
12 languages, keenly interested in
batting averages, but more demoted
to the game of marbles when played
for keeps, 12-year-old Edward
Rochie Hardy, jr., son of Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Rochie Hardy of this
city, today qualified as the youngest
freshman that ever entered Colum
OMAHA, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1920.
7 Killed in
Near Erie, Pa.
Results in Injuries to 20--
Grinnell, Iowa, Woman
Erie, Pa., Oct. 20. Seven persons
were killed and 20 injured, three
probably fatally, when New York
Central train No. 60, east bound,
side swiped train No. 23, west bound,
200 feet west of the union depot
here at noon today.
A switch, thought to have been
thrown by members of a section
gang working at the scene of the
wreck, is believed to have caused the
GASPAR DESCHAMPS, Mis
ALGOT CARLSON, 14, Sebaska,
ANNA L. TOKLA, 76, Norway.
ANNA TOKLA, 20, . Grinnell. Ia.
Ihe unidentified women, aged ii,
40 and 45 years.
Mrs. Tack Hanson, 32, Seattle
Leroy Hanson, 9, Seattle, Wash,
Mrs. S. L. Secord, 31, Chicago.
Alma Foresma'ck, 34, North Ship
ping, Sweden, dying.
Walter Richardson, 27, New York
George W. Andrews. Buffalo.
Mrs. Ida C. Mayers, 59, Chicago.
Mrs. Findley Wood, 20, Palatine,
Mrs. C. C. Flagg, 36,' Indiana Har
C. C. Flagg, Indiana Harbor. Ind,
A. H. Ereeler, 56, Waterbury,
William C. Hallicon, 67, South
Bend, Ind. '
Paul Koszkodon, 53, Wyoming,
Unidentified woman, dvinir.
Christen Emmett and Chris Carl
son, Sebaska, Minn. '
Gedeon Carlson. 44. Sebaska. Minn.
Mrs. Laura Schmaldfejt, 56, Dav-
Hert Tokla, 49, Grinnell, Ia.
Ihe, westbound tram had just
lett tne depot and the eastbound
train, a Cleveland-Buffalo express,
was coasting into the station when
the crash came. A car on the east
bound train suddenly leaned irnm
the rails and crashed into the Pull
man, tearing its steel sides away as
if theyi were paper. The occupants
of the car were , hurled from their
seats and thrown into a mass as the
heavy Pullman toppled over with
the open side up.
to Use; ladders jn taking the dead
roiice and tircmen were forced
and injured from the wreckage. All
ot ine dead were badly mangled
and it is almost impossible to identi
fy three of the dead until (the Pull
man list can be . checked up.
Declare Swith O. K.
The crew of the eastbound train
declared the switch was all right
when they looked at it. Road of
ficials are of the opinion that a
member of the section gang, believ
ing the switch open and seeing the
rapidly moving train, threw the lever.
Others are of the opinion that as
the section gang was working on
the switch, that they may have
lbosened the bolts. .
New York Central officials an
nounced that an investigation would
be made Friday morning. Coroner
Cardot will also hold an Investiga
tion. . ,
Sioux City Tramcar
Gets Beyond Control;
20 Passengers Injured
Sioux City, Ia., Oct. 20. Twenty
passengers aboard a Court street car
were injured, one of them perhaps
fatally, and eight others seriously,
when, the car got beyond control
of its motorman Elmer Kehser,
this morning, hurtled into the street
and was wrecked against the side of
a curb. The brakes failed to hold
when descending the hill, it was re
ported. Woman Sought as Slayer
Of Camden Bank Messenger
Camden, N. J., Oct. 20. A woman
cf the tenderloin of Philadelphia is
responsible &r the murder of David
S. Paul, the murdered bank messen
ger whose body was found near
Tabernacle on Saturday. This was
the opinion today of Prosecutor
Woverton of Camden county.
Two men are being held by the
authorities in connection with the
murder. It is said the two were
companions of the Philadelphia
woman, who lured Paul to the spot
where these two robbed him and
beat him to death. Paul disappeared
October 5 with $30,000 of the funds
of the Broadway Trust company of
Bankers Favor 100 Million
To Finance Foreign Trade
Washington, . Oct 20. Approval
of a proposal to organize a $100,
000.000 corporation to finance the
nation's foreign trade was given to
day by the American Bankers' as
sociation, in convention here.
President Hawes was authorized
to call a meeting of bankers and
business men .to work out plans tor
the formation of such a corporation
under the provisions of the recently
enacted Edge law, as proposed in
the report of the association's com
mittee on commerce and merchant
marine, which was presented today.
Receivers Are Appointed
For Coffee Export Company
New York, Oct. 20.-Federal
Judge Mack appointed Vincente B.
Villa, of Colombia, South America,
and Lawrence Berensen, receivers in
equity for Vasquez. Correas and
company, Inc.; New York coffee ex
porter and importers, '
On Trial Today
Fpr Killing Man
Alleged Omaha Bandit to Face
Court, Charged With - Mur
der of Michigan Sheriff
Pals Convicted. x
Jackson, Mich., Oct. 20. (Spe
cial.) David Gilinsky, third to face
he court of the gang of bandits who
leld up and robbed the Grass Lake
bank July 29, and murdered Under
Sheriff Harry Worden in the battle
with the officers, which followed at
Mack Island, will be tried in the cir
cuit court before Judge James A.
Parkinson on the charge of murder
in the first degree. The trial will be
gin Thursday mdrning. Trial on the
. . , ... r, , ; l
roDDery sparge win iouow rnimcu
Walter Wilson, second of Gilins-
ky's pals to be tried, was convicted
by a jury on tne muraer cnarge
Tuesday night . and Wednesday
morning entered a plea of guilty to
the robbery charge after a jury had
been empaneled to try him, and his
attorneys had left him, at his o
request, to defend himself. He was
sentenced by Judge Benjamin Wil
liams to a life term on each
of the two charges, being the second
of the gang to receive this sentence.
The first woman juror ever serving
in Jackson county sat in the second
case against this defendant. ,
Immediately after the sentencing
of Wilson, Gilinsky was brought in
to court, and the clerk informed
Judge Parkinson that there were but
27 names left in the jury pox. Alter
conference between Prosecutor
Hatch, Special Prosecutor Cobb, and
Attorney J. J. Noon, for the defend
ant, it was agreed that the work of
empaneling the jury be deferred until
Thursday moniing, when a new
panel of 57 has been ordered to re
It was intimated that a well known
attorney from Omaha would be re
tained to defend Gilinsky. 'This re
port was denied by Attorney Noon,
who states he only will act for the
Testimony in both the Harris and
Wilson trials has been introduced
to support the claims of the prose
cution that Gilinsky fired the fatal
bullet into the body of the slam
under-sheriff. The line of defense
to be taken in the case has not yet
Taken From One Steamer
New York, Oct. 20. Forty-two
stowaways who boarded the steam-
ip Logan in Naples were removed
under military guard when the boat
arrived and were taken to Ellis Is
land. According to immigration officials.
this breaks all records in stowaways
traffic. Officers of the ship said the
men were not discovered until the
ship was well on the way to New
York. 1 '
Officials of the Phelps line, which
operates the Logan, said they be- i
lieved there is an "organized ring'
in Italian ports attempting to
Fmuggle immigrants into America.
San Francisco, Oct. 20. The price
of its refined cane sugar advanced
from $11 to $12 in the San Francisco
market, the Western Sugar Refining
company announced. The rise fol
lowed the advance yesterday fn the
eastern market, ,
By Mall CI tm), lattfa 4th Im. Dally
Oaltlda 4tk Zom (I rwr). Dally
The Full Dinner Pail
Food Prices in
About 2 Per Cent
Some Foodstuffs, y Notahly
k Potatoes . t and Sugar, Sus
tained Marked Decrease
While Eggs Advanced.
Washington, Oct. ; 20. Thfe de
cline in the retail price of foodstuffs
during September was placed at 2
per cent by the Department of La
bor's bureau of statistics in its
monthly report today.
Some foodstuffs, notably potatoes
and sugar, sustained a marked de
crease in price, while others, includ
ing eggs, pork chops and oranges,
underwent price increases ranging
from 8 per cent for oranges to 12 per
cent for eggs. The drop in the price
of potatoes was placed at 22 per
cent; sugar, 20 per cent; cabbage,
14 per cent, and coffee, 6 per cent
The decline in retail food prices,
however, according to the bureau's
figures, did not keep pace with the
drop in wholesale quotations. The
latter were placed at 5 per cent.
Not all of the 51 leading cities of
the country shared alike in the re
tail price decline, the drop being es
timated at 6 per cent in Butte, Mont,
while it was less than five-tenths of
1 per cent in Boston, Los Angeles,
Minneapolis, Omaha and Washingi
ton, D. C. '
The decline was estimated at 2 per
cent in Atlanta, Baltimore, Dallas,
Denver, Indianapolis, St. Louis and
Salt -Lake City, and 1 per cent in
Birmingham, Chicago, Cleveland,
Detroit, Fall River,' Houston, Kan
sas City, New York, Portland, Ore.
St. Paul, Savannah and Seattle.
Irish Debate Begun in
London, Oct 20. The eagerly
awaited debate on the Irish situa
tion was precipitated in the House
of Commons today by Arthur Hen
derson, former labor member of the
cabinet, who offered the motion de
manding an inquiry into reprisals
from the police and soldiers in Ire
land. While admitting that the armed
forces of the crown had suffered
provocation, the government's pol
icy, Mr. Henderson asserted, seemed
to him to aim at stamping out na
tionalist opinion and breaking the
spirit of the Jfish people.
Charge Miss Pankhurst With
Attempt to Cause Sedition
London, Oct. 20. Sylvia Pank
hurst, who was taken into custody
yesterday, was arranged in police
court today, charged with attempt
ing to cause sedition in the navy.
The specific charge was that of
editing and publishing an issue of
the; newspaper, "The Workers
Dreadnaught," on October 16, con
taining an article on "Discontent on
the Lower Deck." She was re
manded for one week, but bail was
President and Mrs. Wilson
Will Vote at White House
Trenton, N. JL Oct. 20. Presi
dent and Mrs. Wilson will not go
to Princeton to vote at the general
election next month. It was an
nounced that both had applied to
the Mercer county election board
for ballots, which will be mailed "to
the White. House .October 23. i
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Aviators Given Warm Re
ception at End of .9,000
Mile Journey to Nome
Mineola, N. Y., Oct. 20. Escorted
from New York to Mineola by an
aerial fleet, four American army air
planes today completed a 9,000-mile
round trip to Alasaka, which they
started July 15.
So enthusiastic was Capt. St. Clair
Street, squadron commander, over
the success of the aerial survey made
by his "ships" that he announced to
night his intention of recommending
to the War department that the route
blazed by the army fliers from New
York to Nome (be made permanent.
With his seven companions on the
long flight, he will leave tomorrow
for Washington, where an official
reception has been arranged in their
honor. Later, they will submit de
The aviators told many interesting
Stories of their trip.
At some landing places along the
way, game was plentiful and fresh
meat was always available. The
fliers sighted great herds of rein
deer and caribou and often saw bear,
mountain sheep, and other game. A
school of white whale and many
seals were sighted in the Bering' sea.
From the air also they saw Indians
take flight on' approach of the
Captain Street said that the expe
diion failed to get as many pictures
because of poor vsibility. It was
necessary to fly high in bad (weather,
he said,' to avoid hitting mountain
peaks. A good portion of the jour
ney was made at an altitude of 8,000
feet Hundreds of miles of the terri
tory covered had not been mapped
out and the only information avail
able was trappers., Pictures which
were obtained will be turned over to
the geographic survey in Washing
ton. The commander of the expedition
and 'the other pilots said the per
formance of their machines was
nothing short of "marvelous." A
minimum of mechanical trouble was
experienced, although landings were
made in wild territory where the
slightest mistake would have caused
1 The machine took 16 days on the
trip west and 15 for the return, al
though the actual flying time was
Carrier Charged With
Burning Political Mail
Chicago, Oct. 20. George Klatt,
21, a mail carrier, was arrested and
turned over to federal authorities,
charged with burning political matter
sent through the mails "because it
made his pack too heavy."
Klatt told police- that when he
joined the postoffice service three
months ago, other clerks told him
they burned political and advertising
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Wealthy Ranchman's Effort to
Stop Wife's bivorce Fails,'
Violates Order of Couri
Harry E. Tutin, wealth;.' Stanton,
Neb., ranchman, came to Omahi
Tuesday and stole his daughter,
Mary, 9. from the Central public
school, Twenty second and Dodg
streets, in an effort to get his wife,"
Emma Tutin, to dismiss her suit lot
divorce in distrkt court.
Judge Sears yesterday granted
Mrs. Tutin a divorce and $25,000
alininnv ritinflr in thft derree the
fact that Tutin has stolen the little
girl and violated an injunction grant
ed by the 'district court wfcen Mrs.
Tutin filrl fnr Hivnrri. a month a CO.
This injunction prohibited Tutin
i ,.! tj c .1..
irom nioicsung nis who or mc gut.
"I will spend every cest ot the
alimony to get my little Mary back,"
exclaimed Mrs. Tutin in the oifice
of A. L. Sutton, her attorney, yes
Argued Against Divorce.
She said Jier husband came to
Omaha Tuesday morning and (
ratlrri ut tipr hntnp. AZfi South Twen-
ty-fourth street, and tried to induce
her to dismiss her suit for divorce.
"I knew it was impossible to live
with tiim h a!H. "I tried it for
nearly 10 years and I don't care to
go through the experience again, i
told him that was impossible and he
left the house."
A short time later the telephone
rang and Mrs. Tutin recognized the
voice ot her husband.
"I have taken Mary from the
school and am going to take her
away1 where you'll not see her again
unless you dismiss that divorce suit,"
she declares he said. "I'll give you
half an hour to decide.
Threatened to Flee.
M-ilf an linn i- later came anotnef '
telephone call. Mrs. Tutin says she
didn't believe her husband would
make good his threat. She thought
he was "bluffing."
But when Mary did not return
from school at noon she learned
that Mr. Tutin had called there and
taken the child away. She says he
threatened to flee: to Canada.
Immediate action will be taken to
collect the $25,000 alimony for Mrs.
Tutin. Her husband's wealth is
nearly all in rich farm lands.
The Tutins were married Fet"t.
ary 23, 1910, at Decatur, Neb." i J
charged -her husband with crucl.y,
n' ". '; t
Of Nebraska Rancher
Confesses to Crime
O'Neill, Neb., Oct. 20. (Special.)
Floyd Wicks, Rock county mur
derer, who slew Clyde Patterson,
bachelor ranchman, on the latter'
lonely ranch in the sandhills ol
southern Rock , county, buried th
body under the' steps leading down
into a cave, then stole Patterson't
cattle and the feed for them, hat
been brought to O'Neill and placec"
in the Holt county jail for safe
Wicks confessed to the murder at
Bassett and after signing the confes
sion was removed to O'Neill fot -safety.
The 18-year-old murderei
does not seem to be worried in thi
least concerning he probable pun
ishment for his crime and eats and
Die From Poisoning
Oakland, Cal., Oct. 20. Three at
taches of the St. Anthonys hospital
in this city died during last night
and today, and a fourth is believed
to be beyond recovery as a result
it is thought, of some sort of food
Autopsies were performed in two
instances and analysis of stomach
contents was ordered. The dead are:
Dr. Edith Strong, assistant physi- ,
Miss Anna Renas, nurse.
Joseph Freitas, orderly,
.ittle hope is held out for the re
covery of Miss Mellie Russell, an
other nurse. Within an hour after
Miss Renas complained of feeling
abdominal pains, she had died.
Action Against Packers
Postponed to January 1
Nw York, Oct. 20. Action of the
government against the "big five"
nackers. chareed with nrnfitiriinr
was postponed in federal court in
urooKiyn oy agreement ot both
sides, until January 1.
. Federal Judge Howe objected to
further delav. statins' that it wac tViV.
duty of the government to prose
cute as quicxiy as possible, but con
ceded the point when Assistant
United States District Attornv Hr.
wood said the government was ex
pecting a decision from the United
States supreme court involving the
cases against the packers.
Robbers Tunnel Through
Brick. Wall and Loot Bank
Enid, Okla., Oct. 20. Prying the
hinges from a rear door, and tuwiel-
inST throuch the hrirk wallc rnh.
hers last night entered the Bank of
Goltry, about 25 miles northwest of
here, and escaped with about $5,000
in cash and Liberty bonds.
Murdered in His Store.
Roctf ValW. la. Ort 2flW 9
Vanderbrake, a druggist of this
town, was murdered in his store last
night. A man, believed to be his
slayer, was seen to run from the
store after the shooting. No mo
tive for. the crime is knowu,
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