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THE BEE : OMAHA, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 26, 1920.
- Of $3,500 While
Show Going On
Bandits Bind Manager In His
Office and Make Getaway
With the Day's
Within calling distance of 1,800
persons who were witnessing the
finale of the performance at the Em
press theater at 10:30 Sunday night
two masked bandits robbed W. Le
doux, manager of the theater, of
$1,800 in cash, the- day's receipts.
Ledoux told police he took the
money from the box office to his
own office and was alone when two
men covered him with revolvers, led
him into the next room, where they
bound him to a chair and then re
turned to the office, where they loot
ed the safe. It is believed a third
man stood guard outside the door.
Ledoux said he worked - himself
loose while the bandits were looting
he safe and entered the moving pic
ture operator's room, where he in
formed the operator, M. McCor
miclc, of the robbery. Harry Wil
son, electrician, and Louis Marcus,
doqman, were then notified and at
tempted to summon police. . The
wires were cut.
Police believe the bandits were a
- trio of men who entered the theater
" ahntit IflKaftrr hfintr ordered to move
on by Patrolman Hans Boegh, who
i.oticed them loitering near the en
trance. The trio purchased .tickets
for the balcony and stood in the
aisley . ,
G. 0. P. Sure of Support
Of People, Says Harding
,." (Cuntlnued From Far One.)
rently was unheeded by the powers
at Washington. Neglecting the acute
domestic situation the administra
tion suddenly conceived an interest
in foreign affairs that contrasted
impressively with its lack of ebneern
for them in the period before we
were drawn into Jhe war.
'.', Lack of Leadership. '
"So, while immediate and prac
tical concerns were being neglected,
while reconstruction and reorgani
zation of our own country wire for
gotten, the administration was de
voting itself to the chimera, of a
world reorganization. The repub
lican congress, that had been elected
in the autumn of 1918, attempted to,
and did, initiate measures to set us
on. the right track once more. It
devised a .budget system in the hope
of putting an end to the treasury
deficit, and bringing economy and
system into our national finances.
But the president vetoed that meas
ure. The administration i went right
cn spending vast sums in excess of
our revenues, offering no construc
tive inspiration or leadership, ap
parently forgetting our domestic dif
ferences in its engrossment with the
chimera of world reconstruction.
"This, in a word, is the record of
the administration now aboift to re
tire from power, which seeks to have
its p-f'cies perpetuated. ' The coun
try Ai' decline to give Us confidence
and V mandate to that party or
those; policies. It .remembers.. that
the republican party fought the civil
war and afterward restored and uni
fied the nation. "It believes that the
republican party is capable of re
peating that .service, and, because
it so believes, it 'is going to Teturn
the republican patty to power. -Through
"The nation is determined to be
done "with autocracy under tfye
mere guise of democratic forms; it
is determined there shall be no re
turn to the old , order. The plain
people who, on the whole,' have been
raised to a new and higher level, are
not only convinced that they re
Entitled to remain on this new plane,
but that they must -rely upon, the
lican party to keep themthere. ' It
is our purpose to accomplish this.
While we will opposevevery sugges
tion of revolution or disintegration,
we do stand fo every measure of
evolution arid development that
tends to carry the masses of the
nation forward and upward.
"During the campaign now about
ending, the republican party has pro
posed in its platform an developed
in the utterances of its leaders, a
program which contemplates equal
opportunity for all. It recognizes
the vices of exploitation and profi
teering. It has declared for wise and
practical measures looking to co
operation in production and in mark
eting. It recognizes that in all
measures to preserve equality of op
portunity, there must be a recog
nition of the fact that greed and
cunning must be held in check if we
are to insure that true character
and worth shall be given every op
portunity to share in the advantages
that the community can extend to
."The republican party proposes in
the realm of international affairs,
such an association of nations as will
most" effectively further the" aspir
ations for world wide and perman
ent peace without sacrificing any
part of the independence of the
American nation. It believes that
America can and must bear its full
part in the responsibilities of the
world, but it also believes that Amer
' ica alone must decide what that part
shall be. It goes to the people;
assured that they will recognize its
superiority as an instrumentality of
administration and that in the elec
tion now impending they will give it
the certificate of heir confidence and
Funeral Services Held
For Gretna Bank President t
Gretna, Neb., Oct. 33 (Special)
Funeral services for P. - J. Lang
don. 65, president of the Bank of
Gretna, who died Friday night, were
held at 10 o'clock Monday morning
from St. Patrick's Catholic church,
the Rev. Father P. J. Moran of
ficiating. Mr. Langdon had lived in Gretna
all his life. He was owner of large
land holdings in Sarpy county and
in western Nebraska. He is sur
vived by his widow and eight child
ren: Mrs. Ben Patterson of Kear
'ney, Neb., and Paul, Mary, Winifred.
Wallace, Katherine, Morris, ana
The strength of the nationalized
cotton industry in Russia is assessed
at 6,900.962 ; spindles ; and 164,226
Officer and Mexican Shot in
Sunday Night Gun Battle
Patrolman. Wounded "in
Thigh, to Recover
His Opponent '
May Die. ' ,
Patrolman Thomas F. Quinn,
1911 Missouri avenue, who was shot
in the left thigh during a gun battle
Sunday night with Juan Gonzales,"
4938 South Twenty-sixth street, in
the Harry Nprman pool hall, 2603
N street, was reported resting com
fortably yesterday. - - "
Officer Qumn was removed to his
home from the. South Omaha hos
pital in the morning. He had been
taken to the hospital Sunday night.
Gonzales is believed to .be fatally
wounded. Thew bullet entered his
right side and emerged through the
left, breast. v
Burned to Death.
Officer Quinn was the grandfather
of thef 14-months-old baby, John
Kndsm, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alexan
der Knoski, 1913 Missouri avenue,
who was burned, to death while play
ing in his home,-September 28.
The baby's mother, who is Offi
cer Quinn's daughter, was in the
home of her father, next door, when
sheheard the, screams of her child,'
who had fallen into a. pile of burning
rubbish. Every effort was made to
save the baby'. life, but the Infant
succumbed to the burns the follow
Officer Quinn said he heard a shot
fired in the Norman pool hall Sun
day night and when he went to in
vestigate, found Gonzales standing
in the doorway flourishing a revol
vers At sight of the patrolmarf. the
Mexican fired at him point blank
out missed, the officer said. . -,
The Mexican then ran into the
pool hall, followed by the patrolman,
and in the shot? which followed,
both were wounded. '
MacSwiney. Die$ in "
Jail of Starvation
' (Continued From Pate One.) :
of liberty, since January, 1918, and
in October. 1917, secured his release
from jail by hunger striking.
Will Lie in State. -l
As soon1 as the news of the lord
mayor's death began , to spread
through the city small knots of peo
ple began moving toward Brixton
prison. The police, however,, did
r.ot allow anyone to movemto tne
street leading to the prison entrance.
Fears had previously been expressed
that the lord mayor's death might
cause a demonstration at the prison.
The MacSwiney family, after the
inquest, will take the body to Jit
George cathedral in London, where
it will lie in state until it is takerf to
Dublin, where it is planned to place
the body for a day or two in the
Mansion house. ; .
Buried Near MacCurtain. '
MacSwiney's grave will be along
side that of his official predecessor.
Lord Mayor Thomas MacCurtain,
who was shot in his own home ii
Cork on March 20. MacSwiney will
be the fourth to be buried in this
plot, the others being .MacCurtain;
Sheamus McQuirke, whp was taken
out of bed in his Galway home and
shot, and Jeremiah McNesty. yvho
participated in the Easter rising in
Dublin, in 1916. ., '
. 'Was Forced to Eat
Within the last week, when it be
gan to appear that the lord mayor
was ' approaching the end, he was
given liquid nourishment by the
prison doctors during periods of un
The first death among the hunger
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v Patrolman Thomas H. Quinn, who
was wounded Sunday night in a gun
battle with Juan Gonzales, is shown
holding his 14-months-old grand
child, John Knoski, 1913 Missouri
avenue, who died September 28 from
burns received when he tell into a
pile of blazing rubbish in the rat
of his home while at play.
strikers occurred on Sunday, Octo
ber 7, when Michael Fitzgerald, .one
if. the 11 striking prisoners in "the
Cork jail, succurrbed. He Jiad fasted
68 days. Several other of the Cork
prisoners are declared now to be in
a critical state.
' Third Striker-Dies. " :
Cork, Oct.; 25. Joseph Murphy,
one of the hunger strikers ' in Cork
jail, died tonight. . The death of
Murphy occurred, at 8:35 p. m. He
was 25 years old and unmarried.
v Murphy was a member of the Irish
volunteers and was well known as
an athlete. O
Services in U. S. Sunday.
New York, Oct."" 25. Diarmuid
Lynch, national secretary of the
Friends of the Irish Freedom, tele
graphed all state and local branches
of the organization calling for or
ganized "manifestations of borrow"
next Sunday over the "murder of
Lord Mayor MacSwiney of Cork"
and Michael Fitzgerald, who died
recently after a hunger strike in Cork
The demonstrations are to be uni
form throughout the country with
funeral services in cathedrals "and
principal churches. . m '
Banners are to be draped in black.
No mottoes are to be carriecVand
no speeches made on that day,' ac
cording to the order's national ex
ecutive decree, Lynch stated.
Blaze Threaten School.
Chadron, Neb., Ott. 25. (Special.)
An early morning blaze threatened
the large west ward school building,
and investigation showed the coal in
storage to be on fire . Men worked
all day emptying the coal bunkers
where the spontaneous combustion
had started the blaze. School was
dismissed until danger Was past and
the building cleared of fumes.
$950 a Year
te.-r it out and mall to
Bta today. ,
.fjr which aend me
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3 Women Pinned
Under Auto : Are
Drowned In Ditch
Driver, Blinded by Lights,
Turns Off Road Near Ash
land 5 Cars Pass Scene
Three women were (frowned be
reath an upturned automobile in a
drainage ditch one-half mile east anjd
one-half mile north of the Ashland
bridge over the Platte river Sunday
The dead are Mrs. Delia Miller,
Ithaca, Neb.; Mrs. Leva Service and
Miss Fern Hoffman, Ashland. Neb.
Five automobiles filled with mof
torists passed the scene of the ac
cident without stopping, according
to Prof. J. K. Shallenberger. Wes
leyan university, who arrived shortly
after the accident. He declared the
lives of the women might have been
saved had tHfesj motorist9 stopped.
-Can't Lift Car.
"Jesse E. Miller, husband of- the
dead Ithaca woman, was driving the
machine, en route home from Oma
ha, when , he became blinded by
glaring headlights of a passing car.
He swerved tov.ard the ditch, into
which the machine toppled, pinning
the three women beneath.
. Miller and George Hoffman, aged
father of Miss Hoffman and fifth
member of the automobile party, es
caped with minor hurts. They were
unable to . remove the heavy auto
mobile from the drowning women.
In Water An Hour.
Hoffman hastened to the Chris
tian church in Ashland where
Professor Shallcngerger was preach
ing and told of the accident. Serv
ices were stopped and the jcongrega
tion hastened to the scene of th:
Miller topped Elmer Chamber
lain, sixth passing motorist, in whose
car, the women's bodies were taken
Two feet 0$ water was in the ditch
which is four feet wide and- 10 feet
deep. The women were submerged
in the water about an hour.
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Women Drowned WKen
Automobile Was Upset
v In Ditch Near Ashland
A - Kin
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Upper? Mrs. Zella Miller, 42, of
Ithaca, Neb.; lower left: Kirs. Leva
Service, widow, 49; v lower right:
Miss Fern Hoffman, 10, of Ashland,
Ranchman to Explain
"Kidnaping" In Court
Harry - Tutin, Stanton, Neb.,
farmer, will appear in. District Judge
Sears' court . today in support of
his motion to set aside the decree
of divoce witty $25,000 alimony grant
ed his wife,' Emma, last week by
Judge Sears, and to explain whether
or not he kidnaped their 9-year-old
daughter from the Central school in
an effort to get his wife to dismiss
her divorce action.
Mrs. Tutin declared he kidnaped
the child. Tutin later alleged that
he merely took the girl, with his
wife's permission, for a visit in Stan
ton. . V
rom S86J0 i9oo
The Thompson Belcfen store f
today reflects ihe .continued
crowlh of an institution jlilch
ha kept faith with the public
tor thirty louryeary i
' The confidence f the: people,
; sf ihis c oirim unify: is ils mosi
highly prized assets
Merchandise f Mmformly: high
zrid vnvaryind iair pricej a,re
the idedl ana rvles along wKicK
e6,ck dy Kuinejir is patterned.
- - . ..
The pr&mie and assurance of
complete satisfaction h&f
never before been puiieso
important as it is iodsy
Josephus DanieJs, secretary of the
navy, yesterday at noon at a lunch at
the Hotel Rome delivered an ad
dress to 300 Salvation Army work
ers" who opened the campaign for
$90,000 for a new rescue and mater
uity home. ,
Secretary Daniels in his address
recounted incidents where the Sal
vation Army helped the soldier boys
in the. trenches and told of the
Army's readiness in peace times to
go among the lowest and help pull
the weak -and forlorn out of the
mire. Many incidents cited by the
southern editor in charge of the
American navy came to his personal
attention during trips through war
devastated France T.nd Flanders.
Mayer Ed P. Smith also- spoke.
Others at- the speakers' table were
C. E. Corey, local chairman of the
drive; Judge Sutton. Robert Manley,
John L. Webster, Albert S. Ritchie
and Adjutant Cooke of Des Moines.
The speakers stressed the fact that
the Sajvation Army only makes one
appeal a year to the people. The
other SI yveeks the organization " is
giving and not receiving.
The proposed home in Omaha will
serve for a dual purpose, it was ex
plained. By furnishing clean rooms
an wholesome surroundings to the
really poor working girl the home is
intended to prevent her frorn going
wrong. In the event she' stray from
the straight and narrow path the
maternity home would protect her
name and care for her and supervise
her return from shame.
Territories were assigned to va
rious organizations: . , '
Elks' club, Sixteenth street to Mis
souri . river, Fanam to Harney
streets.' . 1
Lions club. Eighteenth to Mis
souri river, Howard to Jackson.
Rotary clu3, Eighteenth to Mis
souri river, Jackson to Leavenworth.
Concord club, Eighteenth to Mis
souri river, Douglas to Dodge.
Kiwanis club, Eighteenth to Mis
rouri river, Douglas to Dod,ge. ,.
Loyat Legion, Eighteenth to
Twentieth, . Leavenworth . street :'to
Labor unions, Eighteenth to Un
ion, Dodge to Cuming. V
Row Mars Meeting
.e. a V
Ur Humane bociety
(Continued From Page One.)
terest must be considered at the
meeting in Omaha, said President
William O. Stillman, in his annual
Three Divisions. t'
"The first would naturally con
cern the needs of obr work as a
whole," he said. "The second would
involve the wise direction of our ef
forts in behalf of child salvage. The
third would concern our animal pro
tection work, which is a great debt
placed on our shoulders."
Laws for 'the ..illegitimate, .child
were proposed by Eugene Morgan,
secretary of the humane society of
Columbus, Ohio. They are:
The legal name of the child should
be that of the father. -
The child should inherit frovn the
father the same as though it had
been born in wedlock.
"In recent years," Morgan said,
"there is developing a .sentiment
that instead of adding to the turden
of a child of such unfortunate birth,
it is the duty of the state and society
to sdpply certain advantages that
will, jn a way, compensate for what
the child lacks by such birth."
Churches Given Credit.
The churches were given credit for
furthering tht work of humane of
ficers in an :t address on "The
Churches and the Humane Move
ment" by J. Ralph Parker, secretary
of the Animal Rescue league, of
There were fully 300 delegates in
Omaha yesterday, the 'first day of
the meeting which is to close Thurs
day night. A big delegation is ex
pected to arrive from New York
either today or tomorrow.
The first delegate to arrive at the
hotel was Mrs. Edith Hooper, pres
ident of the Humane society of Galet
burg, 111. She was waiting to
register when the secretary opened
her registration book in the morning.
An address of welcome was deliver
ed by Mayor Ed. Smith.
To Return Oregon Man.
Lincoln, Oct. 25. (Special.) A
requisition for the return to Port
land, Ore., of . Morris H. Hutchins,
was issued in the office of the gov
ernor. Hutchins js wanted in the
Uregon city for the theft of an auto
mobile and is under arrest in Box
Butte county. - .
of Guat-d Advised
Guard Officers Ordered to
Visit Corp Areas and
v Recommend Changes '
'Washington, Oct. 25.-immediate
reorganization ; of the national
fuard is deemed advisable, said an
announcement today by the War de
partment. The reserve and national guard
officers of the general staff on duty
in the department have been ordered
to visit each corps area headquarters
and advise with the corps area com
manders and the state authorities
with reference to the organization
of the" guard divisions allocated to
the various corps areas.
The table of tentative allotments
has been prepared, showing the
number of troops to be organized in
each state under the national defense
act. A minimum enlisted strength
of approximately 427,000 nien must
be provided, as the peace organiza
tion of the national guard. v
Old-Fashioned G.Q,?. Rally
Wiir Be Held at Chadron
Chadron, Neb:, Oct. 25.
(Special.) An old-fashioned repub
lican rally, with bands, bonfires,
parade and speaking, ls-the heline
attraction arranged for Dawes cdun
tv voters by the newly ' organized
Harding-Coolidge'club for next Fri
day evening, when Adam McMullen
will be here to deliver' the, principal
Laddress. ;' .
ine naraing-v.ooiiage ciuo was
nnif.rl ot an ti thtieia cf in tnifinr
last night. Officers elected are;
Mayor W. H, Reynolds, former
state senator, president; Mrs. Bertha
Gordon, 'secretary; and W.' A. Dan-ley,-treasurer.
The club endorsed
the national, state and county repub
lican candidates, and pledged every
honorable, effort to effect their elec
tion November 2".
Omaha Woman Speaks.
Madison, Neb., . Oct ' 25.
(Special.) Mrs. McKelvie of Oma
ha, made a short address to Jarge
1ay evening. Mrs. McKelvie came
as a partisan worker under the aus
pices of the local Cox and Roosevelt
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