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Man Who Killed
University Dean
Probably Insane
Letters Show Mint! of Educa -
tor Who Shot Syracuse Pro
feesor and Killed Himself
Was Unbalanced. "
.Syracuse, N. Y., April J. Dr.
Holmes Betkwith, educator, former
army lieutenant and California bank
esaniincr, who shot and killed' his
superior. Dean John Herman War-
ton, at Syracuse university
fore committing suicide, was prob
ably insane as a result ot chagrin
over losing his position, according
to statements made by the authori
ties and Chancellor James R. Day
of the university.
That Beckwith,, had premeditated
suicide has been clearly established,
the instructor having left letters
showing his intention. At first it
v as believed Dr. Wharton had been
killed in an attempt to prevent Beck
with's suicide. County officials are
agreed in the belief that Dr. Whar
ton was shot following an argument
when Beckwith presented a letter
in answer to Wharton's notification
that the university would have no
need of Beckwith's services after
June. ,
Five bullets were found in Dr.
Wharton's, body
Dean Wharton was 62 years old
and had been an instructor at Syra-
...... .
tront that institution eight years ago.
He was made dtan of the college
of business administration two years
.ago and Beckwith was an instructor
under him. .
Beckwith Brunt of Jokes.
Beckwith had been the brunt of
several jokes by the student bodv,
He locked the doors of the class
room as the minute classes were
due to begin and he would not ad
mit tardy pupils. He was strict in
discipline, and, he had some peculiari
ties which;' made .him more or less
a victim- for students' pranks and
he was uupopular with them. It is
claimed they circulated a petition for
his di.'.harge last fall.
university autnoriues had con
vinced themselves that Beckwith was
a liability rather than an asset and
last Monday he received his notifica
. tion to resign. He protested without
Friday night, it has been estab
lished, he spent hours writing let
ters, one of Which was addressed to
Dean Wharton. It said among other
things "A .cornered rat will fight."
Turbulent. Career. ,
That he had a rather turbulent ca
reer and regarded at least two per
sons outside of Syracuse who had
lieu red in his troubles, as heino
worthy subjects for murder, is
shown in the story of his life.
Discussing his discharge at' Colo
rado college,. Dr. Beckwjth speaks
of a MrHowbert, a bank president,
apparency 'one of the board of gov
ernors and writes: "Mr.,Howbert's
anger kiiow no bounds.: I have never
met him;-?fT think a man to takethe
action h did is so unjust he should
be shot.1!: . ... -
In his -written story of his life he
discusses .troubles he had at Gnnnell
college ut lotya,. which evidently cul
minated wpile he was serving, in the
army. He' wrote: ' . '
"I would have murdered Mr. Main,
who certainly deserves this end in
having treacherously betrayed one in
his country's service. -Then I would
have shpf.(.myself." ;; ' (
v,Tauht in tawi
GrinnClU la., April 3.-KProfessor
Holmes-iteckwith, "who 'shot J.
Hermat;AVharton dean of the col-
lege of .'. business - administration,-Syracuse?-university,'
and then killed
himself, formerly was in charge of
the department of business admin
istration of Grinnell college in 1916
17. .
Oxford Section Crew Fined
For Stealing Merchandise
Beaver City, Neb., April 3. (bp
cial.l The section crew of six men
employed by the Burlington, at Ox
ford, were arrested charged with
stealing goods from a car of mer
chandise while in the railroad yads.
About $150 worth of goods wer!
found in their homes. The men giv-
ing the names of Y. Perres, Joe
Oraiarfo, M. Zurronz, William
Steir.hour, t Edward Norman and
Harry Clemmons, entered a' plea of
guilty, and were fined $30 each.
A badly damaged merchandise
car arrived at Oxford last month and
the section crew transferred the
cargo to another car. When the car
arrived at its destination, $5,000
worth of merchandise was short
Beaver City Burglars
Sentenced to Penitentiary
Beaver Gty, Neb., April 3. (Spe
cial.) Roland Land and Jack
"Burk pleaded guilty to grand lar
ceny, and were sentenced to one
to 10 years In the penitentiary by
Judge C. E. Eldred, in district court
.'here. Burlce was serving a sentence
in the county jail for larceny when
Land was brought back from the
Great Lakes Training station for
violation of a parole in a previous
case. They obtained hacksaws
March 3 and sawed their way to
freedom, escaping in a stolen auto
. mobile. The next night three stores
at Arapahoe were robbed. A posse
captured Land and Burke in the Re
publican. river after a gun battle.
Clothing Factory Resumes
Activity at Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 3.--(Spe-cial.)
The M. E. Smith factory has
resumed operations after a long
period of inactivity. Heretofore- de
voted entirely to the making of
shirts, the output has been switched
to house dresses and aprons, in order
to fill large . orders from eastern
wholesalers. The factory here if
one of the largest outside of Omaha
and gives employment to many ex
perienced workers.
High School Senior Class
Gives Play at Schuyler
Schuyler,-Neb.. April 3. (Special.)
The comedy, "At the End of the
Rainbow," was presented twice be
fore large audiences at the opera
house by the senior class of the
high, school. The play was given
under t direction of the class sponsor,-
Miss Meyers, Latin teacher.
Lady Nicotine in No
. Immediate Danger
From V. C. T. V.
Chirac Tribun-Omahe Dm 1n Wire.
Chicago, April 3. My Lady Nico
tine is in no immediate danger of
losing her throne and you can out
j in" y"r ' J
tated of late by Jorics that the W.
C. T. U. and other organizations were
planning a nation-wide war upon
tobacco, Sunday golf, Sunday auto
mobiling and Sunday sports of var
ious sorts, but this now appears to
have been a false alarm.
Vigorous, denials have already
been made by officials of the W. C.
T. U. that they have any such plans
ifi contemplation. They will con
tinue to educate youth in the evils
of tobacco and drugs and they re
gret that thousands of boys are em
ployed as golf caddies every Sun
day, but they will make no war upon
the adult tobacco user or attempt to
interfere in the sports of the nation.
a nv v v w n n y lias uctll Uttij &
Bandit Wounded
By Woman in Home
Prowler Answers Description
Of Man Who Robhed House
Few Minutes Earlier.
A masked burglar, who gained en
trance Sunday morning to the
home of Charles Haas- 2828 North
Thirtieth street, locked Mr. Haas in
the bedroom, struck the man's wife
over the head with a hand sap, ren
dering her unconscious, and then
ransacked the house, taking $17 in
cash and five odd pieces of jewelry.
Less than 15 minutes later, a man
answering the Bandit's description
was shot by Mrs. A. Wallace, 3542
North Twenty-eight avenue.
Mrs. Wallace heard a prowler at
the back of her home and opened fire
with a revolver. The man escaped,
but drops of blood on the walk in
dicated that he had been wounded.
Mrs. Wallace told police that she
was sure her shot had taken effect.
The bandit who entered the Haas
home vii described as being gen
tlemanly in appearance, neatly dress
ed and wearing a light hat.
Man Owns Homestead
Filed 50 Years Ago
Deshler, Neb.. April, 3. (Special.)
W. S. Bushnell of Belvidere, Thay
er county, has the distinction of still
owning his original homestead on
which he filed, Maneh I, 187L-five
miles northeast of Belvidere. There
was no railroad through the county
at jthe time. Mr. Bushnell saw an
telope in the yard where his garden
now is and he hunted buttalo on
the present site of Belvidere.
He lived in a dugout the first year
and then built the residence which
is still in good condition after 49
years of occupancy. The stone for
the cellar was hauled from the Blue
river, east of Hebron. The final pa
cers were sitrned bv President Ruth
erford B. Hayes, September 25, 1878,
about seven and one-halt years atter
Mr. Bushnell took the homestead, the
land office being located at Beatrice
that time.
Fire Destroys Barn of
Pawnee City Farmer
Pawnee Citv. Neb.. April 3. (Spe
cial.) The barn and the corn crib-!
on the Gene Miller farm near here
were destroyed by fire. The origin is
unknown. Miller had been away
from the barn about 15 minutes when
the flames were first noticed. One
team of horses burned in addition to
17 tons of hav. 200 bales of which
had been put in the building the day
before, all of his harness and 400
bushels of corn. Miller phoned to
Pawnee City for the chemicals, but
by the time they arrived, the fire
w hevond control. The loss was
only partially covered by insurance.
Council Deeds Streetto
Nebraska Masonic Home
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 3. (Spe
cial.) The city council has passed
an ordinance closing the street on
the Omaha-Kansas City highway
leading past the Nebraska Masonic
home, and deeding the land to the
home association. Business men
have raised a purse of $800 for use
in purchasing land and providing a
winding detour at the entrance to the
city limits, that would be less dan
gerous that the present sharp turn,
where view is obstructed. The Ma
sonic Home association will improve
its buildings and grounds extensively
this summer. .
Beaver City Motor Truck
Line Cuts Moving Costs
Beaver City, Neb., April 3. (Spe
cial.) C. C. Leach, produce dealer,
has maintained a truck delivery from
Beaver City and nearby towns to
Alma since January I. With one
commercial car and a trailer he has
in three months hauled $13,277.22
worth of eggs and $3,804.87 of poul
try. On capacity load he saves
$12.24 on the 28-mile haul over the
express charges, besides drayage at
each town. Mr. Leach plans to add
larger trucks. '
20 Per'Cent Cut in Farm
Land Valuation Decided
Plattsmouth, Neb., - April 3
(Special.) Cass county assessors at
a meeting here decided upon a gen
eral reduction of. 20 per cent in farm
land valuation, which will be the
basis of the new assessment ordered
by the present legislature. Farm im
provements and city property valu
ations were left wholly in the hands
of the assessors.
Nehawka Quarries to Open.
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 3.
(Special.) The Nehawka quarries
will reopen soon, after a long pe
riod of insctivity. The boarding
house and oVer buildings are de
lapidated and the company is now
overhauling them preparatory to
starting work.
Farmer Hurt in Runaway.
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 3.
(Special.) Joe Behrns, farmer near
Nehawka, was seriously injured
when a team of fractious mules
knocked him down, trampling over
him and in running away drew the
wheels of the heavily-loaded wagon
across his legs.
"Second Cousin"
As Fake Promote
1 1
Youth Capitalizes Same Name
As President's in Con
Games Posed as As
sistant Secretary.
Chloag Tribaae-Omaha, Be Uated Wire.
Chicago, April 2. Everett A.
Harding's 14-carat gold story turned
to brass today.
The dapper young North Side pro
moter, who said he was President
Harding's second cousin and his
assistant secretary, was jailed at
Waukegan and formally charged with
being an impostor extraordinary and
con man de luxe.
President Harding wired that the
young man was not connected in
anyway with him or with the gov
ernment." At the same time the
"Alice in Wonderland" stories told
f Everett's sister, Pearl called the
"White House Baby" were labeled
pure fiction,
While government agents were ar
resting young Harding, Captain
Thomas 1. Porter, bead of the Chi
cago bureau, and James Sloane,
operative from Washington, were at
tempting to list the number of Chi
cagoans who were duped by the
man's story. In less than a month,
it developed, he has fleeced Illinois
republicans out of $10,000.
The roster of his victims, it is said,
contains the names of 60 members
of the Hamilton club, a state senator,
several congressmen and a score of
Chicago business men.
Young Harding told his friends he
had obtained the appointment of the
postmaster, collector of internal
revenue and a number of govern
ment inspectors and was holding
conferences with the two Illinois
senators regarding further patron-
Harding was also engaged in tne
promotion of three huge business
.. ...
ventures, "with the president's sanc
tion," he told his followers.
By "letting his friends in on"
these business propositions, secret
service agents say Harding has ob
tained thousands of dollars. Two of
his investors are now facing bank
ruptcy as a result of their "flyers."
The Harding family consists of
Ephraim Harding, 55, and Pearl, 13.
The father admitted to secret service
officials that he was no relation to
the president and had never met him.
Meanwhile Pearl was being toast
ed everywhere as "the White House
baby. Her picture was tiasnea on
thousands of screens and a number
of manufacturers paid for the priv
eiege of placing her likeness on their
House Sifting Committee
Dissolves at Noon Today
Lincoln, April 3. (Special.) The
house sifting committee will become
a thing of the past tomorrow at noon
under rules adopted by the lower
house. It is expected to meet to
morrow morning, turn a very few
more bills out on general file and
then die. The committee is reported
to have held several stormy sessions
over the anti-cigaret bill and the Nor-
, . t
val language 0111 as weu as several
welfare commission kills. f
Four Nebraska City Girls
Take 52-Mile Hike in Day
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 3
(Special.) Four Nebraska City
girls hiked to Plattsmouth, a dis
tance of 26 miles, and return, one
dav this week. The trip was made
on foot, except for- short distances
when they were assisted by autoists.
School of Instruction.
Schuyler, Neb., April 3. (Specfar.)
Twenty members of the Acacia
Masonic lodge here conducted
school of instruction, for the Ma
sonic onraniiation at Linwood. Din
ner was served in connection with the
ceremonies. . -
Priest Recovering.
Schuyler, Neb., April 3..(SpeciaI.)
Father T. S. Dobson ot the bt. Au
gustine Catholic churoh underwent
a serious operation for appendicitis
in an Omaha hospital. He is reported
to be recovering nicely.
A rmirte for electric meter men
has been added by Jhe University of
Wisconsin to its extension depart
ment. 1
Cotner College.
Th expression department was
ehar- of at pros-ram Wednesday. C ay
t-"... a IJ.TK t Mi.H Lillian
Slants. "Sh Mad Him Over," and Mis
Ruth Oberlles, a. humoroua iketcn,
"Madam Kf." ' .
The Junior claaa will preaont "The
Boiary." The caat will be a large one.
The "C" club of Cotner waa formed
at a meeting of letter men ot all branchea
of athletic. Nomination for . offlcera
were: President, Schell Harmon, Eufene
EUelmlller; vice preaident, Jlmmle kaldal
and Ray Bradley; aeoretary. Lewta Haya
and Clyde Sherman; treasurer, Carl Plor
att and Oerold Roland. ,
Cotner debating team will meet Peru
Normal In a dual meet Aprils on the
Japaneae Immigration queatlon. :
Tha threa men wno nao in n n
markings In the debating try-outa at
Cotner. Ray Bradley. Marvin Shafer and
Richard McCann, will comprise the team
which will debata Colorado college of
Colorado Springs April ' The- debate
will be held at Cotner. . .
The manual training department Tiaa
acquired $3,(1(10 Buss planer ad wiU
Install tt In the shop. The Planer is a
gift from the Dean bra-there ot Ashland.
"April Fool Chapel." whloh la tradi
tional at Cotner and In which students
preside and with good, bad and Indiffer
ent acting, present the foiblea of the
faculty, waa a bug auceess. v Henry Har
mon presided as president; A. D. Har
mon, Dean Sackett as Dr. J. K. 8 he lien
berger, and Mlsa Nell Chlrsty led the
sonds as Mrs, Blanche Iiyona. Each fac
ulty member wa In Ms accustomed place
in spirit at least, being represented by
some student and none of the familiar
gestures or habits of speech were lacking.
Midland College.
Tho Wynn Uterary aoi'lcty maintained
the high standard of Midland dramatics
In tha presentation, of "Th Passing of the
Third Floor Back," by Jerome K. Jerome.
Th cast wa well-chpsen and each mem
ber did ceptlonally good work.
March IT Is th official class day for
th freshman class of Midland, but th
day waa changed to March 12 this year.
Tha freshman mad good usage ot the
opportunity to demonstrate their over
abundanue of pep. Upon th dawn ot
March 21, the walk of the campus and
various buildings wer well kalsomlned
with th figures !4. Much to th grlv
anc of th freshies, all traces of th ar
tistic work waa demanded by the dean
to be removed before th class left the
campus for Its outing.
President B. E. Btauffer conducted the
aervlee at th Orac Lutheran ehurch of
Omaha during th Holy week and Easter
A group of Midland representatives at
tended gt.. Qlafs choir In Omaha.
Doane College.
The athletic field 1 being prepsred snd
the race track ia being dragged prepara
tory to the spring track meets.
The men's glee club met with success
on their trip.
Th. timlnr vrmnut. and thair fathers
hti a faoq.uet ttarck tU
First Arrest is Made
In Drive to Enforce
Sunday Closing Laws
i Huron. S. D.. April 3. The first
'step in the campaign of Attorney
j General Byron S. Payne to enforce
the blue laws ot uoutn uekota
was taken here late today, when
Allen Gocthal, manager and owner
of a local piAure theater, was ar
rested on a charge of operating a
show last Sunday. Goethal was
taken before Judge E. H. Vance and
bound over without bond.
State's Attorney Harry Horner of
Hughes county warned merchants,
garages, theaters, motor car filling-
stations and others affected by the
South Dakota closing laws, to re
main closed tomorrow, as he in
tended to enforce every Sunday
law on the statute.
When the theater manager ap
peared before Judge Vance at 9
o'clock tonight he entered a demur
rer to the action which was sustain
ed. Consequently the case will go
direct to the state supreme court
and if the demurrer is sustained by
that body it will be impossible to
make prosecutions under the exist
ing blue statutes of this state.
Bank Resources
Gaining Ground
Federal Reserve Statements
Disclose Strongest Position
Since Beginning of 1919.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Chicago, April 3. The banking
sources of the country are rapidly
rounding into shape to meet the re
quirements that may be imposed by
seasonal demands and any prospec
tive revival of business. The week
ly statements of the federal reserve
banks disclose the strongest posi
tion since the beginning of 1919.
Two factors stand out in the son
solidated statement of the 12 federal
reserve banks. Foremost is another
increase of $35,674,000 in gold re
serves. The continued influx of gold
to a degree is a consequence of the
heavy outflow of gold about the
middle of 1919 following removal
of the embargo on gold exports.
Now this country is witnessing a re
turn flow in equal quantity, as has
always happened when" a severe
trade reaction and extensive curtail
ment of imports have followed a
period of trade inflation.
The second factor is the continued
liquidation of commodities conse
quent ort the readjustment of bus
iness, this being reflected on a fur
ther decrease of $72,053,000 in loans.
The rediscounts of government ob
ligations and commercial paped de
clined $59,685,000" and $12,368,000 re
spectively. Total earning assets
reached $79,252,000, while total de
posits declined $51,654,000, this being
largely the result of a decline in gov
ernment deposits of $32,586,000. Fed
eral reserve note circuation receded
$22,576,000, now standing $497,000,
000 below Cristmas week and. com
paring with a net expansion of $20,
000,000 in the corresponding time a
year ago.
The ratio of total reserves to net
deposit and federal reserve note lia
bilities combined, rose to 52.4 from
50.8 per cent in the preceding week,
which the ratio of gold reserves to
federal reserve not circulation, after
setting aside 35 per cent against
net deposit liabilities, rose to 63.1
from 60.7 per cent in the preceding
Much-Tried Will Case
Heard at Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth, Neb., April 3.
(Special.) The much-tried Dovey
will case is again before the district
court, having been heard here this
w( k before Judge E. J. Clements of
Lincoln. The case has been shut
tled back and forth between the dis
trict and supreme courts a number
of times.
, On the completion of the evidence
and exhibits, Judge Clements an
nounced he would receive the briefs
and hear the arguments of the at
torneys in Lincoln .at a later date.
The suit was first brought by
Frank E. Schlater, special adminis
trator of the estate of Jane a Dovey
against George E. Dovey, adminis
trator of the estate of E. G. Dovey,
and member' of the firm of E. G.
Dovey and on. to compel an ac
coiintinff of funds received and ex
pended on behalf oi the mother and
widow, Jane A. Dovey. l ne supreme
court some vears ago upheld the
finding of the district court, that the
will of Jane A.Dovey was valid. Near-
lfSSOO.000 is involved m tne contro
versy and iudgment for a greater
part of this amount was once hand
ed down by the district court.
First Horse Stealing in
Years Reported at Wilbur
Wilbur. Neb.. April 3. Early days
of horse stealing in Nebraska were
revived fn the minds of old time resi
dents here when Sheriff L. Greer re
ported the theft of a bay horse to
State bherttt vus xiyers at j-,ui-
coln. .
The ' horse belonged to l.. j.
Torgenson, a farmer living three
miles north of Wilbur. The theit
in this locality is the first of the kind
in years, old time residents say.
Red Cross Establishes
. Bureau for War Veterans
Waahincrton. D. C. April 3. In
creasing demands upon the Ameri
can Red Cross for relief of world
war veterans have necessitated es
tablishment of a centralized bureau
in the national headquarters here
combining three major services for
the veterans. -A statement sam tnat
the problem was expanding and the
peak could not be estimated, al
though the sum expended is $9,600,
000 annually. -
Increase Reported in Oil
Production for Last Week
Houston Tex.. April 3. The av
erage daily oil production for all
fields of the United States for the
last week, was 1,303,662 barrels, an
increase of 13.053 barrels over the
previous week, according to this
week's issue oi the oil weekly.
Increases came from Texas and
Kansas. Average daily production
by states followu
Stfllman's Own
Check Book Used
In Divorce Fight
Alimony and Counsel Fees
Granted by Justice Less
Than Amount Spent on
Family in Past.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Win.
New York, April 3. Mrs. "Fifi"
Stillman s lawyers are going to use
James A. Stillman's own check book
against him to defeat his promised
appeal from Justice Morchauser's ali
mony and counsel fees decision and
the exclusion of letters in the divorce
It was recalled that a recent
hcarincr on the alimonv and
counsel fees, Mr. Stillman's lawyers
showed that the banker had been
maintaining his family on a scale
of $120,000 a year out of his more
than $500,000 annual income, even
though they are estranged from him
Mrs. Stillman, however, was getting
$5,000 a month and the children the
Under Justice Morschuser's deci
sion, Mr. btillman is to tav Mrs.
Stillman temporary alimony at the
rate ot $vu,uw a year or $7,500
month for his wife and children
$30,000 a year less than the standard
of living he set.
The sum of $35,000 for counsel
fees and $12,5000 special expenses for
defending the legitimacy of Guy
stillman, 8-months-oId defendant
with Mrs. Stillman,, is not regarded
by attorneys as too high because of
the millions involved. If Guy Still
man is decreed, as Mr. btillman
charges, to be the son of Mrs. Still
man in the alleged romance with the
Inlian guide, Fred Beauvais, then
the child will lose a share in the
stillman trust fund calculated to be
more than -$2,500,000. If the child
is held to be Mr. Stillman's own
son, then he will get his share in
the millions.
Expenses of going to Canada to
get testimony and evidence to defend
Mrs. Stillman's name and her child,
rounding up of witnesses in the "Mrs.
Leeds" feature and the high cost of
legal maneuvers will soon eat up the
$12,500, it is calculated.
Mrs. Stillman. at Lakewood. N.
J., is cheered today. Telegrams,
telephone calls and letters are keep
ing her busy. Friends apparently
regard the decision of Tustice Mor-
schauser as an indication of the fi
nal outcome ot Mr. Stillman s di
vorce suit. On every point Mrs.
Stillman scored in the first legal
Opposition Against
Valuation Measure
. Gaining Momentum
Washington, April 3. Telegrams
from the Chicago Association of
Commerce and the Detroit Board of
Commerce have, been receieved by
members of the house ways and
meaas committee, protesting against
the proposed bill ' providing for
American valuation of imports.
Opposition to the abandonment of
the present foreign valuation syr
tem appears to be steadily gaining
momentum, although the republican
leaders introducing this measure as
one of the emergenecy bills to be
passed at the beginning of the spe
cial seiion, originally supposed that
it would be passed without any dif
ficulty. Chairman Fordney of the house
ways and means committee declared
that the completed draft of the
American valuation bill will be
ready for introduction in the house
on the opening day of the session.
He said that it would be finally per
fected during the coming week.
Petersburg Pupils
Studying Wireless
Petersburg, Neb., April 3. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Rapid progress in
the study of wireless telegraphy is
being made by students at the Pe
tersburg High school, which recent
ly installed one of the largest and
most powerful radio stations in
nbrthwest Nebraska. Time signals
from Arlington, Va., and the Greai
Lakes naval training station are fre
quently picked up nd the weather
report from the Omaha mail station
is received every day.
The schooUhas a university accred
itment of Class C and the state
school inspector, wljo was here re
cently, said that the institution un
doubtedly would be advanced to
Class B.
Davis Blames Higher Rents
For Packer Labor Dispute
Chicago, April 3. High rentals
that offset decreases in the cost of
commodities, Secretary of Labor
Davis said today, were primarily re
sponsible for the labor disputes be
tween the packers and their em
ployes, . Mr.- Davis stopped here for
a few hours on his way to Moose
heart, 111.
Reports From Three
Probing Committees
Are Expected Soon
Lincoln, April 3. (Special.) Re
ports from three investigation com
mittees are expected soon z this
session of the legislature.
The report of the Foster rent in
vestigation committee which recently
went to Omaha to probe charges of
profiteering by landlords may be
placed before the lower house early
this week. The committee drawing
the report wa busy today in as
sembling data. That there may be a
minority report by Representative
Harry Foster was looked upon as a
possibility by members of the com
mittee. Another committee was appointed
last week to investigate the $15,000
expenditures of the child welfare
commission in the last two years. A
report from this committee probably
will be turned in to the lower house
next week.
Then there is that silent. Reed in
vestigation committee in the senate
which has been working along un
seen ways all during the session,
probing charges of extravagance and
overlapping jobs. Its report is ex
pected at any time.
Ex-Premier of France
Explains Reparation
Claims of Government
New York, April 3. Rene Viviani
envoy extraordinary of France,
presented a strong statement of his
country's claims for reparation from
Germany at a luncheon given in his
honor by the Canadian and Ameri
can branches of the French alliance.
"France" he said, "wants the
amounts of reparations required for
her economic rehabilitation in one of
her richest sections, the one that rep
resents one-fifth of her territory, but
which from an economic stand
point represents sometimes one-
quarter, sometimes one-half and
sometimes two-thirds, of our power
nd wealth. ,
Delinquency Cases Will
Be Settled in Tecum6eh
Tecumseh. Neb.. April 3. (Spe
cial.) Judge J. B. Raper has ad
journed the present session of the
Johnson county court that he may
hold court in Auburn. He expects
to reconvene here the last of the
coming week and a jury will be
called. At that time Marcus Van
Wmkle, charged with contributing to
the delinquency of .Emma Ulrich, is
expected to come up for trial. The
udge will also sentence Herbert
Oldfield, found guilty of adultery,
Miss Ulrich being the complaining
poiincAi, advertisements
City Commissioner
W. H. Wallweber
I City Commissioner
j Stands for liberal government
! and good road.
Attorney, Newspaperman,
Es-Strvic Man
Candidate) for City Commissioner
"Onward Om
aha " Assn.
Standard Bear
er. Among
other things
stands for
clean political,
law enforcement,
equal rights of
all people, com
plete harmony be.
tween toreming
and comtltuent
Be Sure and Vote for
Harry B.
That's tha way to spall it.
JU- '. A
School for New
House Member
Representatives at Last Klec
tion Will Learn Art of
Being Congressmen.
Washington, April j. One hun
dred and twenty-one newly-elected
members of the house are going to
night school here next Tuesday.
They will be taught tiow to be a
congressman. The school is to be
conducted by William Tyler Page,
clerk of the house, who has invited
every member to take a lesson in
house prqecdure, practice and rules.
Ninety-two republicans, 27 demo
We, the undersigned, believ
ing that Charles A. Grim
mel, candidate for City Com
missioner, has the necessary
qualifications for that important
office, and knowing him to be
a man of integrity and high
standing, and having been as
sured by him that he has made
no political pledges, but intends,
if elected, to assume that office
free to discharge his duties in
accordance with his conscience
and best judgment as to what is
best for our city, do hereby
recommend him to the other
voters of Omaha.
W. R. Adair
J. P. Jerp
Chas. F. Hertnanek
C. A, Swanson
Otis Alverson
R. H. Olmsted
N. H. Loomis
W. C Fraaer
H H Baldrif
Alfred Bloom
John Ruah
W A. Piel
0. D. Kiplinger
Crant Parsons .
Samuel A. Corneer
John Hendricksou
W. B. Tag
Fred S. Mueller
J. B. Robinson
Chas H. George
H. G. Windheim
C. B. Stunt
C. M. Wilhelm
J. C Pederson
Chas. D. Beaton
H. S. Weller
Dr. C. W. Pollard
E. A. Benson
B F. Peterson
J. J. SIoup
John L. MaCag'ie
T. W. Blackburn
W. W. Hoagland
H A. Abbott
Nathan Somberg
Albert Edhalm
W. B. Roberts
Howard Saxton
I. Shuler
N. P. Swanson
E. T. Rector
C. B. Brown
Otto Nileson
Jos. B. Fradenburg
John H. Bath
J. L. Jacobson
Samuel Maneuso
Geo. B. Prlna
Vac Buresh
Cbaa. R. Sherman
A. C. Busk
James A. Howard
J. H Mithen
Paul W. Kuhns
Axel Meyer
S. S. Caldwell
N. H. Tyson
Chas. Harding
Sidney W. Smith
E J. Wright
In the fall of 1912 he was elected to the County Board. As Coum Com
missioner he led the fight against the so-called jail feeding graft, resulting in
legislation that is today saving tha county thousands of dollars, the one de
cision alone saving- over $25,000. He brought-about final hearing on the
matter of Insanity Fees, which case had been pending for years, got judgment
and collected over $11,000 for the county. Including a favorable decision that
all such fees are turned into the county and not retained by the individual as
Mr. Best, as Chairman of Finance, accomplished the following:
Bonds paid during 41 year previous to 1912, only $158,000
Bond paid during Mr. Best's term of FIVE years $225,000
As chairman of the Committee of the whole, he did away with "cloged"
executiv sessions. Referring to bids en county work, the World-Herald had
this to say:. "When the Commissioners and architect opened the section, it
was suggested that reporters , for the newspapers be excluded, but Mr. Best
ruled against it.
'My way of doing business is going to be known by the public
by the way I vote, and at far as I am concerned the repre
sentative of the press have a right to be here and tee how I
go about PUBLIC BUSINESS,': he crisply stated."
Frank C. Best ' is vigorous, able, courageous and honest, and upon his
record as a citizen and official we recommend him to the voters of this city,
jM ? rfji f lsiafch.; ' Jf '
Resident and Engaged in the
Retail Furniture Business
on the South Side
crats and one socialist .are on the
roster of Clerk Page's night school
nnd he has guaranteed the pupils en
rolled that lie will be able to teach
tliem in one lrvon, all they will ever
care to .know about how to act when
they get on the home floor.
Clerk Tage has engaged for the
occasion, such sterling and experir
enced legislators as Sneaker Gil
lette, Majority Leader Mondell, Rep
resentative Winslmv, chairman of
the committee on rules, and others,
who will assist in putting the new
congressmen through their courses.
Wilson to Visit London
London, April 3. Former Prrsi
dent Wilson, according to Reynolds
newspaper, is expected here for a 10
day visit at the end of April. It
says rooms for a party of eight have
been reserved.
Charlas A. Criminal
B. F. Marshaii
J. B. Blanchard
Jamea T. Wachob
C. E. Paulson
Byron R. Hastings
S. P. Farhat
D. A. Johnaon
Dr D. A. Foot
Alvln F. Johnson
Harry B. Morrill
E. C. Hodder
C. F. Harrison
WMlara F. Baxter
Randall K. Brown
Abraham Haddad
Sol L. Degen
H. H. Robert
Chaa. F. McGraw
W B. Hughea
Wm. S. Ramsey
Victor Whit
John F. Flack
F. W. Woodland
Lawrence Brinker
L. M. Talmadg
Chas. F. Waller
H. H. Fish
Chaa. Zarieba
Thomaa H. Fell
Fred S. Knapp
Candidate for
Mr. Best has had years of training,
both business and official, which espe
cially qualifies him for this Important
office. As a member of the 1907
Legislature he was a strong; supporter
of terminal taxation; double-shift for
the firemen, which enabled them to
sleep at home and have time of;
voted for the 2c fare, bulk sale law
and child labor legislation, as well as
numerous other progressiva measures.
The records will disclose thnt Mr.
Best never dodged an issue, but stood
up and was counted on every im
portant, measure, and while elected
a a Republican, tn assuming his
official position, politics were cast
Vote For
City Commissioner
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