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THE BEfcl: OMAHA, SUNDAY. MARCH 27, 11)21.
tioot Valued at
134,000 is Found:
i Three Arrested
Pirt of Booty Taken in Mil
Ubn Dollar Postal Robbery
I in Chicago Jan. 18 Is
Chicago, March 26. With the ar
rest of three Chicago men late this
afternoon, postoffice inspectors re
covered $34,000 of the bonds stolen
in ihe $1,000,000 Union station mail
robbery of last January and believe
they have clues which will lead to the
finding of the rest of the loot.
The men arrested Rive names of
William Knctzer, bond salesman, liv
ing in an expensive apartment on the
rtonn sine, una in county jau in
default of $15,000 bonds.
Isa dore Goldberg, brother-inrlaw
of JvKrieUer and an electrical con
tractor. Released on $1,000 bonds.
G'A. Jelrce, manager of the Law
rence M. Mein company, sewing ma
chine manufacturer. Jelree lives in
Oak Park. He was released on $1,000
According to a story told by
Krtetzer to Postoffice Inspectors A.
E. iGermer and Robert B. Mondetie,
whbmade the arrests, Krietzer found
the package of bonds in a vacant lot
on Sheridan road last Monday night.
Krietzer said he took the bonds to
i GoJdberg, who in turn took them, to
Jelree. Jelree took them to the
, brokerage house of James E. Bennett
( t 5. Officials of the Bennett firm
. notified the postal inspectors.
I Qa the evening of January 18 four
' men- stepped into the brightly lighted
mail-loading flatform of the Lnion
station. They ordered the employes
J theje to" stick up their hands. The
eniplpyis complied. The bandit quar
j tetrfhen made off with numerous
sarfe of registered mail.
J At first the loor was given at $100,
I GOUjlut later investigation showed it
I to fas worth almost a million. There
were apparently no clues to the rob-
I bt; -
j Boy Admits Help
gn Kaiing Father
YfJuth Confesses He Aided
i Mother in Slaying
Grand Rapids, Mich, March 23.
Casar. lb. confessed today, . ac-
cording to the police, that he
; helped his mother club to death
. his: stepfather, Joseph Scalbius, !ast
I nigjfjt. Then, according to the con-
fesiion, he and his brother, James,
j 9, i placed the body in a toy
) wagon am) carted it to the railroad
I yards, where they left it. The body
wasfound early today by a switch
1 ing crew.
I He was awakened during the night,
J Caspar declared, by a quarrel be
:? tween his mother and stepfather. "I
struck him with an axe and a shovel,
and my mother hit him with a stick,"
tha police quote him as saying.
"Tfeen my brother and I carried the
body away in the cart."
Mrs. Scalbius and the two boys
HI weft taken into custody shortly
Fdrmer Omaha Youth
Given life Sentence
tin Toledo Murder Case
Tfiledo, O., March 26. Edward N.
Foley, 18, was found guilty of sec
ond degree murder by a jury Friday
ami? sentenced to life imprisonment
in fbe Ohio penitentary at Columbus.
Tbjc'jury deliberated three hours and
45 minutes and took 13 ballots.
Foley was tried for the death of
Louis Schroeder and A. E. Long,
Neijr, York Central railroad detec
tives, who were killed when five bandits-held
up Austin-Breed, a Union
station ticket agent and robbed him
of 'more than $10,000.
Jtoyce Richardson, negro, was
fottfld guilty. of first degree murder
in Mhe same robbery and was sen
tenced to die on June 10. Three
others have. not been captured.
Filey came here from Omaha and
Deliver and had been in town but
th& days when he fell in with the
gang, that staged the holdup, accord
ingto the testimony.
Hays Promises Preference
'? To Former Service Men
Washington. March 26. Promise
tha he would observe the spirit as
well s the letter of the law giving
preference to former service men in
th postal service, was given by
Postmaster General Hays to a com
mittee of the American Legion.
The Legion committee, which in
cluded Theodore Roosevelt, assistant-'
secretary of the navy, laid be
fore the postmaster general several
specific cases of alleged discrimina
tiottagainst former service men. Mr.
Hays promised to have the cases in
Crab Orchard Girl Hurt
''h In Automobile Accident
TTtcumseh, Neb., March 26. (Spe
cial) Miss Velma Richardson,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James
Richardson of Crab Orchard, suf
fered a broken leg in an automobile
wreck. Four young people were
riding in a car when the steering
machinery refused to work, the car
left the road and upset in the ditch!.
The other occupants of the car, Ken
neth Hutchison, LaVerne Welsch
and Miss Irene Jeffrey, were not in
jured. Corn Products Company to
Shut Down Plant for Week
-Chicago, March 26. The Corn
Products Refining company of Ar
go. 111., shut down its grinding plant
forgone week today because of poor
business, it was announced today at
the local offices of the company.
The announcement was mad
iver the signature of F. M. Sayre,
i -,mwr. The company
nibloys more than 2,000 men in the
' ,. .. . arrntl which ZTC
I stretched fine, sharp wires has been
mrented for chopping vegetable food
for infants. -
Blackmail Charged in
Iman Lnvorce tase
(Contlnaed From Pmr On.)
about it. but I kept quiet,
Mrs. Stillman has known about
it for some time, but only
when it was necessary for her good
name did she think of using it."
Ueauvais, although a child of the
woods, is a graduate of Westmount
academy, a preparatory school to
McGill university, has studied medi
cine in the primary courses, is a stu
dent of osteopathy, music and poetry.
Is Brilliant Student.
He is far above the average in in
telligence and polish. While in New
York he attended several first night
Performances at the Metropolitan
opera house. His philosophy of
life may be indicated by one of his
"It is most peculiar how the rich
man's point of view differs from the
poor man's code. When a man has
all that he can use in the way of
money, has children and a happy
home, is it not odd that he should be
willing to allow happiness to depart
when a little bit ot truth and less ot
scandal and gossiping would set
Ihe alleged conspiracy to connect
his name with that of Mrs. Sullman
was set forth by ' Beauvais who was
extremely unwilling to discuss the
matter at all, owing to his situation
in the case. Briefly he recounted
four days in, July, 1917, when Mrs.
btillman went to her urana Anse
estate for a rest.
On July -2 of that year she was
feelinir ill and asked Beauvais to
keep, his men working away from her
bed chamber while she enjoyed a
siesta. She was occupying the bed
room in the southwest corner of the
second floor of "Stillness." " Beau
vais had 24 men working for him.
He ordered them to finish some tasks
at the northeast corner of the yet un
completed mansion, and not to dis
turb the mistress of the estate with
Workers Started Gossiping.
"Among these men was old Joe
Page of Latuque. Later he joined
group of gossipers and began to
tell jokes. He said he had peeked
through a keyhole of the bedroom
where Mrs. Stillman had ibeen rest
ing and" here Bea"uvais hesitated
and added with a shrug:
"Page and the others could not
and did not know. The bed, owing
to a partition for the stairway from
the first floor, is out of sight of the
doorway and could not be seen
through the keyhole. ,
"Later when J. A. Lefontaine of
Grandes Piles, took more than 10
witnesses to New York to testify
for Mr. Stillman, a panic seized
those who had learned that the key
hole story could be disproved.
"So what did they do but modify
the story to make it appear that
certain persons had climbed a lad
der . and viewed things through a
second-story window. This was also
a lie, for there was no ladder being
used at the house that day and no
repair work going on on the roof,
for the men had been ordered not
to hammer while Mrs. Stillman was
Believes in Mrs. Stillman.
Beauvais expressed utter unbelief
that Mr. Stillman has any letter or
documents in his possession ' that
would seem to indicate that Mrs.
Stillman had "confessed or asked
forgiveness." He said:
"No woman would write such a
letter when nothing of the kind ever
occurred. It is only another bit of
guesswork founded on gossip' which
Mr. Stillman is the victim of in that
he believes or appears to believe it."
Beauvais' manner is frank and open.
Beauvais' manner is frank and
open. He makes it clear that he
cannot speak about certain questions
on account of. the indelicate nature
of the charges. He described one
phase of the conspiracy which he
charges has been concocted as fol
lows: "My middle name is my Indian
name. It begins with the letter 'X.'
I need not tell you what it is ex
cept that it is translated into Eng
lish as 'Deer Wood.' It has been
my custom for years to sign my tel
egrams to my employer by my In
dian name as it is simpler. I often
signed 'Deet Wood' to my telegrams
to my employer, Mrs. Stillman.
Seize on Middle Name.
"In their haste to fix anything
on me at all, I know that attorneys
for Mrs. Stillman have seized my
name 'Deer Wood' as a term of af
fection and endearment."
It was here that Beauvais out
lined his charge of tampering with
his wires. He named the man he
claims to have uncovered and de
clared that that man approached
Woman Divorced From
Hubby Who Charged
Her to Live With Him
Chicago, March 26. Mrs. Helen
F. Cobb. $12,000 a year buyer for a
department store, was granted a di
vorce yesterday. She said her hus
band, Norvelle H. Cobb, a broker,
charged her $200 a month with an
annual bonus of $1,000 for living
Mr. Stillman in the first place with
gossip and an offer to give the al
leged facts concerning Mrs. Still
man and her guide, Beauvais added:
, "This man," referring to the party
he alletres stirred up the gossip,
"was mad at me because I had ad
vised against Mrs. Stillman paying
him a sum of $2,000 for a contract
on a building when it was half fin
ished. Ht first wrote to us jointly
about as follows:
" 'I lost a lot of money on the
contract. You can well atford to
reimburse me for the money I lost.'
We took this matter up with a
Montreal attorney, who advised us
not to pay the money. The man in
question then became enraged and
in 1919 wrote the following letter,
which I am ready to praduce and
which my attorney said was black
Beauvais: If you want to go to
court I have a lot of stuff that will
make it bad for you two.'
Part of Blackmail.
"The inference was plain, coming
on the heels of the gossip and lies
along the st. Maurice.
"This man demanded $2,000 and
failing to get it, started to do us all
the damage possible.
"It was while I was at Newport
for two weeks in August, 1919, that
I obtained positive proof of the
trickery. Mrs. Stillman received a
wire that had, as usual, been routed
through her husband's bank. It was
from a place, down the river and
was purportedly signed by myself.
it read: ;,
" 'Have half the work completed.
Pay $2,000 to (naming the'man re
ferred to above). With love. (Signed)
"This set me to thinking. By some
miscalculation the party down the
river had figured that I was at
Grand Anse and not in Newport.
Does not that show the whole plots
I think so?"
He then said that he returned to
the north woods district and met the
man he accuses of sending the tele
gram received at Newport. He add
ed that the two had nearly come to
blows over the matter.
Trailed By Detectives.
Beauvais then took occasion to re
late how he had been followed by
detectives for the most part of two
years. In this respect he said:
"One of them was a man named
Brachen. He was on my trail near
ly all last summer. That was at
Lake Placid. Brachen ' posed as a
representative of an European news
service, fie nireo me as nis guiuc.
The moment he began on me -1
sensed his game.
"First he would show me certain
love letters supposed to have been
written by a young lady to himself
in the hooe of arousing me into
showing letters that he- seemed to
be sure I had received from a certain
person, but which I never- did re
ceive. ' '
"Then there was a woman, detec
tice who thought her post would
be unsuspected by me. I led her a
merry chase. It would take too long
to enumirate all the detective ex
periences I had. They looked funny
in the woods."
When asked if he knew of any
one having received money for going
to New York to testify for the
banker, he charged flatly:
Witness Received Money.
"I know that Joe Page received
a present of $1,000 before he stirred
out of Latuque. He was outfitted
with fine club traveling bags and
other equipment Lafontaine also
bought a new automobile last year.'
Beauvais summed up his situation
"My connection with the Stillman
family has not been a personal one.
Of course, I have been and am very
fond of 'Bud,' Mrs. Stillman's son,
who is now 17. I taught him jiu
jitsu holds in wrestling and the
w ays of the woods."
Beauvais declared when asked
why he had maintained a studied
silence so long:
"The people who have gossiped
about me and have blackmailed me
and forged and altered telegrams
have me to deal with yet. I am
merely waiting until I can be free
to talk and act. Then I will have
scores to settle along the St. Maurice."
Driven Out From
Security Police Control City
After Three Days of Inces
sant Fighting Revolters
Retreat in Order.
Oberroeblingen, Prussian Saxony,
March . 26. (By the Associated
Press.) Reports that the . com
munist forces - which have been
fighting in Eisleben against the se
curity police for three days had been
driven out of that city were brought
here last night by men breathless
from running the 12 miles v.iiich lie
between Eisleben and this little
Saxon village. They said that the
communists were retreating across
the fields, for the most part in good
order, but some had thrown away
their guns and others had been
The tidings were received without
emotion by men and boys who
stood, rifles in hand, ready to report
for duty to the commander ot the
communists. In a few minutes, how
ever, these men and boys began to
straggle away, apparently to join
their communist conlrades in an
other stand against the police. One
of the refugees from Eisleben said
to the correspondent last evening:
"You haven't this sort of fighting in
America have you? Things must go
He said that women who had been
camped in the outskirts of Eisleben
day and night since fighting began
there entered the city immediately
after rifle firing ceased.
"They would have gone earlier,"
he added, "but the workmen would
not permit them to go in. The
women do not have much interest in
the world revolution. To them, 1 he
fight at Eisleben was a row between
the laborers and the "green police."
The , members of the communist
forces, which were in virtual control
of Eisleben, permitted the corre
spondent to enter that city yesterday
between bursts of firing, but they
were unwilling to escort him back,
saying that the only conveyances
available were in the hands of the
police and that capture was prob
able. The correspondent, however,
succeeded in securing an automobile
and left the town, but as bullets be
gan striking the road around the ma
chine the chauffeur fled and the cor
respondent walked as far as Ober
roeblingen. After his experiences in Eisleben
and scenes of bloodshed ahd vio
lence the correspondent found this
little village particularly peaceful.
In spite of the fact that heavy fight
ing was' going on only a few mites
away, church bells were ringing here
last evening, women were praying
in the churches and children were
laughing" and playing about the i
What Will Women Do?
Is Campaign Question
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r LAY IN YOUR SUMMER'S SUPPLY OF
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Furniture . Pageant
Will cover the apparel needs of fashionable
women for the spring season.
About Forty Models
In costumes varying from morning frocks to
dinner gowns will be grouped in the modern
settings. An evening spent at the Pageant
will surely prove enjoyable.
Monday to Thursday
from 7 : 1 5 to 9 : 30 p. m.
To Reduce Stock, We Propose to Sell
Every Q. R. S. Player Roll and Every
: Emerson Phonograph Record
By mail, 10c extra per
record for postage and pack
Remember, these are all brand
new record! and rolls and pretent
a moit nnntual opportunity tot jrott
to tone up your library.
. 1807 Farnara St. M
(Contlnaed From Pace One.)
on the firing line, explaining that
he entered the fray with "compla
cency and real." Although not a can
didate at this time, Mayor Smith said
he would lend his voice to promot
ing the program of the Committee
of 5,000. . 1 - .
The forensic fusillade before the
primary will be of a desultory nature,
a sort ' of tuning up for the main
event which will be held during the
four weeks between the primary and.
Aspires to Mayoralty.
1 Judge A. Sutton, head of the
"5,000" ticket, stated yesterday that
he does not expect to have many
speaking engagements before the pri
mary. The judge aspires to the
mayoralty, but appreciates the fact
that it is one thing to be elected
citv commissioner and another to
be named mayor by the seven suc
Dahlman led the field at the city
primary three years ago ana was
tenth in the list of 14 nominees at the
The primary vote of three years
Dahlman. 7.497: butler, 0.81J;
Ure. 6.429: Hummel, 5.755: Smith,
5,382; Zimman, 4,904; Ringer, 4,621;
Reynolds. 4,326: Falconer,
Towl, 3,812; Jardine, 3,683; Withnell,
3,615; Parks, 3,356; Wulf, 2,894.
Am I the man .who can come
back?" some of the candidates are
asking themselves. Six members of
the present city council want . fo
'come back." Three years ago one
member of the council failed of
nomination and five who were nomi
nated failed at election. Mr. Zim
man returned to the council after an
interim of private life.
Effort to "Come Back,"
. Of those seeking re-election three
years ago and who were defeated,
J. B. Hummel, A: C. Kugel, W. S.
Jardine and J. C. Dahlman are now
taking another effort to show that
they can come back. L. B. Johnson,
also a candidate, served as council
man six years under the ward sys
tem of 12 councilman; and W. J.
Broatch served as mayor years ago.
The Nonpartisan Voters' league
will told a: meeting this afternoon
in Labor temple to discuss the wis
dom of selecting a labor ticket for
John Kilmartin and John Hopkins:
who are being supported by an or
eanization ot ex-service men, were
given a little surprise Friday night
when 100 members of the old Sixth
Nebraska summoned them to the
Court house, where the meeting
pledged support to Kilmartin and
Hopkins for city commissioners.
Wallweber Explains Stand
W. H. Wallweber, candidate for
city commissioner, states that he
stands on a platform of "liberal gov
eminent, permanent roads, all of the
people all of the time," and will live
up to his obligations to the taxpay
ers, both, rich and poor. Mr. Wall
weber is assistant manager of a South
bide dry cleaning establishment.
Sears and Miner
fill Vacate Elk
Off ices Monday
5,000 Membership Goal,
Crowning Achievement of
Regime, to Be Attained
Judge W. S. Sears and Ike W.
Miner, exalted ruler and secretary,
respectively, of Elks lodge No. 39,
will attend their last meeting and
initiation officially next Monday
nio-ht when 82 candidates will be
! made members of the order.
Judge Scar; and Mr. Mrner go
out of office on April 1 Walter C
Nelson succeeds Judge Sears as.
exalted ruler and Otto Nielson takes
Ike Miner's chair.
T1ie initiation will mea'i a two
fold celebration for Judge Sears and
Mr. Miner. The 5,000 membership
n r.rk will have been reached on that
night and both executives will as
sist officially at their last initiation.
" "We've worked hard to reach that
go?.l," Mr. Miner said. "It is the
cr&wning achievement of our work
and it is certainly pleasing to us to
be able to rank Omain Iilki lodge
with the first-class lodges of the
Docherty in Charge.
Mr. Miner said the record of No.
3'J v:!l go into the grand secretary's
rjport f f all firyt-ch-u lodges in the
cei l try.
1'.! or. day night's initiation in tli;
Shrine room of the Masonic temple
will be one of jub'.hti n. Charles R.
Drherty, past ixa M ruler, will
fi.ne full charge.
Elect Grade Teachers
Scottsbluff, Neb., March 26. (Spe
cial.) The Board of Education of
the Lake Alice consolidated schools
elected all grade teachers, and the
present superintendent, M. A. Sams.
Several positions in the high school
remain to be - filled. i
'Millionaire' Pal of
Gray-Haired Buddy of Parson
Promoter Gives $10,000
. Note to Banker.
Long Pine, Neb., liCirch 26.
(Special) Although a st.f-confess'id
millionaire, T. E. O'Brien, gray
haired buddy of R. E. Tenkinson,
pastor-financier and dabbler in re
ligion and oil shale stock, borrowed
$35 from W. A. Bucklin. president of
the Brown county bank, her- yester
day, and gave as security, a $10,000
note-mortgage secured on Chicago
proprrty signed by "Jenkinson.
Bucklin said he recnvtvJ a tele
gram trom u linen i daughterj 'in
Chicago asking htm to forestall any
attempt of their father to dispose of
their section of Brown county land
which they homesteided in the
center of the iand the Nebraska
Texas Oil company has been leasing.
Bucklin said he gave O'Brien the
on the note in order to get pos
se'sion of the note a.rJ telegraph the
O'Brien daughters in Chicago.
O Brien and Jenkinnon left here fcr
the ranch. They said they expected
to return to Omaha next week.
Platte County Purchases
Road Making Machine
Columbus, Neb., March 26. (Spe
cial.) Platte county is now
equipped to do its own road building,
through the purchase of one of the
big grading outfits operated by the
state department of public works
last year. The outfit consists of a
20-ton tractor of the caterpillar type,
two 12-foot graders, a supply wagon
and a cook and bunk shack for the
Columbus Commercial Club
Elects Officers for Year
Columbus, Neb., March 26. (Spe
cial.) G. H. Gray, president of the '
First National bank, has been elected
president of the Commercial club
fc.. W. North was elected vice prcsi-
lent and U W. rhillio. treasurer.
Nine directors were chosen for the
Of Late Cardinal
None But Watchers and High
Dignitaries of Church,
Admitted to Death
Baltimore, March, 26. Th? body
of Cardinal Gibbons, dressed in the
robes of his office, lay today in thft
upper room of the archiepiscopal
residence on North Charles street,
which had been occupied by him for
so many years.
Christian brothers relieved mem
bers of the cardinal's household early
this morning as watchers and only
high dignitaries of the church and
the cardinal's grandniece and grand
nephew were allowed in the death,
All others of the multitnde who
called at the residence were told
that the cardinal's body could not
be viewed until it was placed in the
cathedral Sunday night or early
Monday. It was planned to have the
guard of honor begin its first watch
at 8 Monday morning and continue
until 9 Thursday, the day of the fu
neral. Except for the announcement of
the cardinal's death and requests for
prayers for the repose of his soul, the
services in all the churches today
were unchanged. But at all masses
tomorrow and until further notice,
where rubrics permit, the praver
"Pro Defuncto Cardinali" (for the
dead cardinal) will be said by the
clergy. This announcement affects
all the churches in the archdiocese.
Moonshiner Fined $800
Atlantic, la., March 26. (Special.)
Federal and state fines aggregat
ing $400 were imposed on Roy
Trout, Adair county farmer, follow
ing his plea of guilty to charges of
The Time for Sport
And in preparation we Jiave se-,
; lected a number of separate skirts
' in both wool and silk; pleated
styles and plain; . many black and
white combinations, plaids and
stripes in other hues; white flan
nel outing skirts and white and
brilliantly colored sport silks.
New wool sweaters favor the tie
- on style, very pretty ones may be
had for as little as $5. Tuxedo
sweaters are also shown in wool
and in silk in several dark colors.
Short Coats of heather woven
cloth of velvet or flannel are very
Hand Made Blouses The less
expensive ones are very necessary
to a dainty sport costume. A splen
did selection iis offered for $5.
And newest vof all are the beach
capes, knitted of heavy silk in
broad stripes of blue and silvery
gray. Versatile wraps, since they
are quite as fine over summer
frocks as with outdoor clothing.
A season of becoming and tasteful costumes is
assured by selections from Tkompson-Belden's
Trefousse gloves of fine
French kid with P. , K.
seams are offered in single
and two-clasp styles in
white, black, brown, gray
and navy for $3.75, $4.25
Slipons and eight-button
length suedes with heavy
are $5.50 and $6.75.
Fine Irish linens with
drawn threads in
colors. Silk pongees
with colored thread
borders. Both are
favored by well
Tha Men' Shop
Fashion may be fickle in her demands as to
the outward appearance, but in corsetry she
bows to the importance of individuality.
A corset must be selected with special con
sideration to the particular requirements of
are offered in fashionable models that fit
perfectly and comfortably. Models that are
especially designed for every type of figure.
It will be a pleasure to show you Lorraine.
Demonstrating the Supe
riority of Minerva Yarns
Miss Steenstrup is teaching all of the newest
styles of knitting and crocheting. Sweaters a
ghans, infants' wear, hats, everything that's
made of yarn.
. Only one more week of
the demonstration remains
Artnacdltwerk Second Floe-r
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