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THE BEE: OMAHA, FRIDAY, APRIL 29, 1921.
in Three Court
Rich Hotel Owner Figures in
Trip of Trials Testi
mony of Wife Un
shaken. New, York, April 28.-W. E. D.
Stokes, rich hotel owner, occupied
the atteution of three courts today
s a participant in various criminal
and civil suits. His day's legal ac
In the supreme court under Justice
Finch, h, listened to the cross-examination
of his wife from whom he
is asking a divorce, in which his at
torneys attempted to break down
her story denying his charges against
her and making counter charges
In general sessions, Jules Gustaf
Rhenstrom, 17, pleaded guilty to an
attempt to blackmail Stokes by
means of threatening letters. The
boy probably will be deported to
Sweden, whence he came nine
, In federal court Stokes was sub
poenaed to appear as a witness
against Frank A. Hanscom of Troy,
charged with using the mails in a
scheme to defraud. Hanscom is said
to have offered to obtain for Stokes
a letter which he said was written
to Mrs. Stokes and which, he as
serted, deeply compromised her.
Mrs. Stokes Best Witness.
Despite a severe cross-examination
Mrs. Stokes proved to be her own
"I was simply trying to make the
best of a bad bargain. Incidentally
it proves I did not marry Mr. Stokes
for his money," said Mrs. Stokes in
.answer to questions by Herbert C.
Smyth, counsel for Mr. Stokes, as
to why she had written endearing
notes to Mr. Stokes after their mar
riage and at A time when, she tes
tified, her husband had treated her
Mr. Stokes was seated at his coun
sel's table, wearing a small black
silk skull cap. For several days he
- has suffered from a cold. He con
tinued to take copious notes. '
All Mrs. Stokes' letters to Stokes
began "Dear Will" and end with a
love praise such as "Your little old
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"Youj little bunch of nuisance, some-
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uiiir-i hiiuwu a: wiicj, ana vvonas
Mr. Smyth recalled her testimony
yesterday to the effect that a Mme.
Estelle, who conducted a millinery
establishment in the Ansonia hotel
was seen to come out of her apart
ment with Mr. Stokes a few days
after he was married to Mrs. Stokes.
Mme. Estelle entered the court
room with her husband, a Mr. Rosen
berg. iiy, nisi is noi nic iviinc, jcs-
ieiie i Know, saw me witness. Mr.
Smyth asked Mrs. Stokes if this
was not the Mme. Estelle from
whom she bought hats and gowns.
"If Mme. Estelle says I bought
hats and gowns from her, she lies,"
replied Mrs. Stokes.
"Yes, I know, Mrs. Stokes," said
Smyth. "Everybody in this case is
a liar except you."
"It certainly appears that way,"
she snapped back.
Warm Weather and Rains
Big Aid to Western Crops
Ogallala, Neb., April 2?. (Spe
cial.) Crop conditions in Keith and
Perkins counties are very good for
this time of the year. The long
period of warm weather, together
with an abundance of moisture in
the last two weeks, has put the fall
wheat and rye in excellent condition.
Wheat fields are up in fine shape and
resemble an immense blue-grass
A great many tractors are at work
breaking up the remainder of the
prairie and the eastern farmers who
bought land here last year are more
than pleased with the outlook.
"Platform" Kelly May Not
Recover From Auto Crash
Beatrice, Neb.,' April 28. (Soe
cial.) J. T. (Platform) Kelly "of
Beaver City, who was seriously in
jured in an auto accident north of
the city Tuesday, has not regained
consciousness, and it is feared he
cannot survive. He sustained a
broken arm and leg and ugly gashe3
in' the head. His son, W. T. Kelly,
Mrs. W. T. Kelly and Miss Jessie
Hinshaw, who were also hurt in the
clash, are reported improving.
Creditors of Beatrice
Cafe Force It to Close
Beatrice, Neb., April 28. (Spe
cial.) The Midway cafe, which was
opened here about six months ago,
closed its doors when the Lincoln
Fixture company, one of the credi
tors, sent a van to the front door
and began carrying out some of thcJ
fixtures. Other creditors, are W .W.
Scott and A. Palmer of this city.
It is also alleged that some of the
employes are seeking a way to col
lect their wages."
Wayne Legion Post Will
Entertain at Normal School
Wayne. Neb., April 28. (Special.)
XUC lau .ivai 3 (luai, nmi-iikaii
Legion, has extended an invitation
. . i - . r itr J fc
10 InC people ui v ayric dim luiu-
rnunity to an "at home" at the State
Normal school auditorium. Thi
luminal uiaiuuvii j itius.t.
will have charge of the musical part
f the entertainment. An address
will be given by Frank O'Connelt,
adjutant of the state legion.
Ogallala Eastern Star
Names Officers for Year
Ogallala. Neb., April 28. (Spe
cial.) The Order of Eastern Star
elected the following officers: Mrs.
T. I. Dutch, worthy matron; Mrs.
H. M. Hunt, associate matron: W.
C. Nye worthy patron; Mrs. H. E.
Woolery, conductress; Mrs. C. C.
VVorden, associate conductress; Mrs.
Roy Nelson, secretary; Hugo Ey
. Pioneer Woman Dies.
Beatrice, Neb., April 28. (Spe--ial.J
Mrs. Mary Louise Calvin,. 81.
ind old resident of Beatrice, died
here. Four children survive. The
body was taken to Tate, Neb., for
University of Omaha
Elects May Queen
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Miss izma Tucker, senior. mwas
elected May qircen at the University
of Omaha Wednesday. Dorothy Ed
wards, junior, was elected maid of
honor, Elizabeth Taylor, sophomore,
maid, and Eleanor Madgett, fresh
The ceremony of the crowning of
the May queen will be held in
Kountze park May 20, as a feature
of the university annual gala-day
Voting yesterday was by secret
Movie Men Elated
By McKelvie Veto
Managers Drop Plans for Ref
erendum Begun Follow
ing Bill's Passage.
Omaha film men were overjoyed
to hear that Governor McKelvie had
vetoed the Nebraska motion picture
Omaha film men already had be
gun to make plans, to put the bill to
a referendum vote when news came
that the governor had killed the bill.
"Hooray 1 'Snother surprise," shout
ed Julius K. Johnson, manager of the
"Hot Dog!" declared Harry Watts,
manager of the Strand theater. "I'm
certainly glad to see that Governor
McKelvie is so fair-minded and had
the courage to veto a measure that
is the wish of 98 per cent of the
Harry Weinberg, manager of First
National office in Omaha, voiced re
lief over the governor's action.
"It's a relief to know that the
greatest public amusement we have
is not killed," he said.
Sidney Meyers, manager of Fox
Film office in Omaha, and member of
the Omaha Film Board of Trade,
had already made plans to circulate
petitions throughout the state for a
referendum vote on the bill when
advised that the governor had ve
toed the measure.
Nebraska Riflemen Will
Send Team to National Meet
Wisncr, Neb., April 28. (Special.)
Preparations are now being made
to send a civilian rifle team to the
national matches at Camp Perry,
Ohio, in August. It is the intention
of the men in charge to send the
best team that has ever represented
this state. The team will consist of
two officers and 12 expert riflemen.
Several who have attended these
matches before have offered Jtheir
services. Lincoln Riley of Wisner
has been named team captain.
Stanton County Schools
Give Exhibit of Year's Work
Stanton, Neb., April 28. (Spec
ial.) The Stanton county rural
school exhibit is being held in the
court room of the courthouse.. The
court room has been recently pro
vided with new floor and decora
tions, making an excellent place for
this occasion. It is the plan of the
county superintendent to have this
exhibit at least partly take the place
of the usual elaborate educational
display at the county fair. '
Women's Club Meeting at
Grand Island Adjourns
Grand Island, Neb., April 28
(Special Telegram.) The fifth dis
trict group of the Nebraska Federa
tion of Women's clubs adjourned a
well ' attended session here after
electing the following officers: Presi
dent, Mrs. A. J. Jenison of Harvard;
vice president, Mrs. Dell Fairfield;
secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Lionberger
Stanton Community Club
Successful in Civic Work
Stanton, Neb.. April 28. (Spec
ial.) The new Stanton Community
club is doing things along sewr1
lines. It is supporting a band with
an expert director. It has been in
strumental in securing state aid in
grading a main highway across the
county. It is now organizing a
Stanton County Pure Bred Poultry
David City Eastern Star
Names Officers for Year
David City, Neb., April 27. (Spe
cial.) At the regular meeting of the
Eastern Star .the following officers
were elected. Mrs. Thomas Snee,
W. M.; Charles J. Smersh, W. P.;
Mrs. T. L. Case, A. M.; Miss Mary
Downing, secretary; Mrs. Roy W.
Coe, treasurer; Mrs. R. B. Swcenie,
conductor; Mrs. Charles J. Smersn,
A. C. :.x- -
Pioneer Beatrice Man
Beatrice, Neb., April 28. (Spe- j
cial.) George S. Meeker, 86, pioneer
of Beatrice and civil war veteran,
died, after an illness of a few weeks
caused from a stroke of paralysis.
He is survived by a widow and three
sons, William, ura ana r rants
By Evidence in
Thirteen Groups of Manufac
turers Are Brought Into New
York Legislative In
vestigation. New York, April 28. Thirteen
groups of manufacturers of the na
tion were brought under investiga
tion today at the legislative building
trust inquiry with testimony that they
exchange price lists, operate secret
codes tor informing one another of
their business operations and com
pare bids on each piece of work
before forwarding a final quota
tion to the prospective buyer.
The organizations declared to be
conducting their exchanges are
grouped according to products and
include manufacturers of cloth, paper,
ammonia, brass, copper, fine cotton
goods, meters, napthaline, natural
gas appliances, range boilers, steel
lockers, steel sashes and pipe valves
The committee had been informed
that there is no such thing as free
competition in the fire insurance busi
ness by W. A. Robb, manager of the
New Yorlf Fire Insurance exchange,
who defended joint rate makings by
The manufacturers exchange in
formation through joint offices here,
The committee was told that the
maintenance of their system and a
large clerical force necessary to con
duct it requires expenditures ap
oroachinsr $200,000 annually.
A. A. Ainsworth, secretary of all
the organizations, declined to waive
immunity and was promptly succeed
ed as a witness by his office manager,
Frederick H. Loehrs.
In exchanging data, each concern
is represented by a code number and
the product in question , in various
colors of paper, so the outsider can
learn nothing from these reports, Mr.
Loehrs said. The numbers and
colors are used for brevity, he as
serted, not for secrecy.
The Steel Ash Manufacturers' ex
change and the Steel Locker Manu
facturers exchange learn of the bias
and quotation of each member be
fore any particular job is let, he ex
New Members of Rail
Labor Board Are Ready
To Begin Their Duties
Chicago, April 28. The arrival of
two of President Harding's new ap
pointees to the railroad labor board
today will increase that body to
seven when the wage reduction hear
ing, involving nearly 100 railroads,
reconvenes tomorrow. Walter L.
McMenimen, the new labor board
member, and Ben Hooper, the pub
lic's new representatives arrived to
day. Albert Phillips, labor member,
is in California, where he was called
by the illness of his wife.
. With only a week's time to pre
pare their reply to statistics the car
riers unloaded before the board last
week, the unions have been working
hard to gather rebuttal material in
their fight against wage reductions.
Numerous printed exhibits filed with
the board will be supplemented by
oral arguments by various labor
leaders and specific replies to cost of
living and wage statistics filed by
Old Plan Re-Established
At Valparaiso University
Valparaiso, Ind., April 28. No
fraternities, no dances, no outside
athletics the policy of the founders
of Valparaiso university was re-es
tablished today with slight moatnea
tion by its new president, John H.
Roessler. At the same time Jack
Pierce and George W. Stimpson,
leaders in the student revolt against
the former president, RuSsell Hodg
don, weTe reinstated.
Students aroused by the state
ments of former President Hodgdon,
who accused them of being "bol
shevistic," led to an open-ajr dem
onstration tonight. The students
gathered to the music of their band
and shouting the college yells,
marched to the campus. There they
were addressed by President Roess
ler and Vice President Williams.
Wayne Will Entertain
School Speakers Today
Wymore, Neb., April 28. (Spe
cial.) The declamatory contest of
the southeasterri Nebraska Debat
ing league will be held in Wymore,
i. nr. . . a ! 1 , . .
f riaay. iweniy-iwo towns win pai-
ticipate: Walton, Plymouth, Liberty,
Pawnee ' City, DeWitt, Bethany,
College View, Ashland, Ruskin, Nel
son, Clay Center, Wilbur, Tecumseh,
button, Superior, waray, uenoa,
Friend, Humboldt, Beatrice, Bara-
ston and Wymore.
Beemer School Head Is
Re-Elected for Next Year
Beemer, Neb.. April 28. (Special.)
Supt. H. E. Bolander has been re
elected head of the Beemer schools
for next year. Mrs. Bolander will be
principal of the high school. Ibis
school is now fully qualified to be
made a class A high school. Super
intendent Bolander is giving consid
erable attention to beautifying the
school grounds by planting flowers
Boy of 17. Convicted for
Death of Aged Woman
Oakland, Cal., April 28. John H.
Baker. 17. was convicted of murder
in the first degree for killing Mrs.
Emily lurner, , four years ago.
The jury recommended life im
prisonment. Baker choked his bene
factress, Mrs. Turner, to death in
revenge for a fancied wrong and also
robbed her of $9, according to evi
dence given at the trial.
High School Play.
David City, Neb., April 28. (Spe
cial.) The David City High school
play "The Touchdown," will bs
given May 5 and 6. Miss hdna
Wano Gleed, teacher in dramatics, is
coaching the- play.i t
' Editors to Meet.
Grand Island, Neb., April 28.
(Special.) The Loup Valley Edi
torial association will meet here
J Saturday, f
Of Pacific Fleet
Los Angeles, April 28. Seven bat
tleships of the Pacific fleet repulsed
an "enemy attack" in a sham battle
off Los Angeles harbor after the at
tackers had wiped out a defending
squadron of submarnes. Completng
the work of the battleships, the mos
quito squadron of 19 destroyers
"sank" the invaders as they lay sup
posedly helpless as the result of gun
fire. The "enemy" was represented by
targets lowered by the cruisers
Charleston and Birmingham and the
supply ship, Vestal.
The battleships opened fire at a
range of about six and one-half miles.
After eight salvos from the 14-inch
guns and a number of shells from
the four-inch batteries had riddled
the targets, the "enemy" was report
Firing from the battleships was di
rected from hydroplanes, and hits
were spotted from captive balloons.
Wallace Asked to
Grades of Wheat
Claim Made That Present
Plan Is too Techincal for
County Buyers Millers
Washington, April 28. Modifiea'
lion or federal grades on spring
wheat was asked of Secretary Wal
lace by Representatives of Minnesota
and North and South Dakota on the
ground that they are too technical to
be applied by country buyer3 and are
causing "widespread discontent"
among farmers who think they are
being discriminated against. Repre
sentatives of the millers opposed
modification, declaring difficulties
would be remedied if country eleva
tors had better trained men.
A committee representing the
Minnesota legislature presented a
tentative set of grades which would
provide that any moisture content
over 16 per cent be made a part of
the grade designation, eliminate the
subclass "red spring" and abolish
grade five in all classes.
Deputy Inspector McGovern of
North Dakota placed samples of the
various grades of "dark northern"
wheat on the secretary's table and
said that although it was all the same
wheat, varying only in percentage of
wild peas, on April 20 there was a dif
ference between grade No. 1, and
"sample" grade of over 50 cents a
bushel to the farmers.
Commissioner Murphy of South
Dakota urged , modification of the
grades to allow the use of "the iuda
ment of the men"' in applying them,
declaring it was difficult to set a
standard for the entire country which
would meet local conditions.
Decision was reserved bv Secretary
Action to Break Up
Motor Car Theft Ring
Chicago, April 28. The first court
step taken by the federal govern
ment by which it hopes to break up
the organization of automobile
thieves preying on wealthy Chicago
motor car owners was accomplished
Six alleged leaders of the srang
specializing in stealing expensive
machines from Lake Shore drive,,
South Shore, Edgewater and Rogers
park districts, and sending them to
Indianapolis for repainting, were
indicted by the federal grand jury.
The six . alleged Chicago gang
leaders indicted were: William Be
ville, Roy Rapp, Leo Zobak, Fred
Snyder, Seth Bevillc and William
It is alleged that the Chicaeo sane.
to which the six were declared to
belong, stole scores of machines and
sent them to a Indianapolis "clearing
house" and repainting shop.
Real Beer Excites Crowd;
Police Reserves Called
New York, April 28. Police re.
serves had to be called to hold back
crowds that gathered when 600 gal-
ions or real beer, seized by the
police, was poured down a sewer
on East One Hundred Twenty-third
street. , Men and women, carrvine
pitchers, basins and even cups, tried
to DreaK through the lines, but were
Grain Laws Are
Big Problem for
Opponents of Gulf Freight
Rate Advised to Attend
Hearing Being Held
By E. C. SNYDER.
Waahlnrton 'orrpondnt Omaha Bee.
Washington, April 28. (Special
Telegram.) Nebraska millers and
certain farm organizations of the
state are greatly perturbed over the
proposed change in domestic rates
to New Orleans and are writing con
gressmen to do what they can to
have the increases proposed aban
doned or modified. It was proposed
early in the spring, on the part of
the carriers, to raise domestic rates
on grain and grain commodities 15
cents a 100, which the -millers say
would be wholly unjustifiable.
They contend that to change the
present domestic and export rates,
which arc now 39 cents a 100 and
make the rates 39 cents for export
and 54 cents for domestic to New
Orleans would work an untold hard
ship. If any difference in freight
rates is made, they ought to be in
the interest of the American con
sumer, they contend.
Hearing Being Held.
The Interstate Commerce com
mission in a letter to Congressman
JeHcris states that the increase of
15 cents on the domestic rate to
New Orleans was proposed by car
riers in their tariffs filed with the
commission in February to take ef
fect March 1, but because of pro
tests the commission suspended the
effective date until June 28. A full
hearing on the subject ; was called
beginning April 5 at Memphis, Tenn..
and it it still in progress and open
to anyone who has information to
give having bearing on the subject.
. The commission further contends,
in its letter to the Omaha represen
tative, that an export rate lower
than the domestic rates would tend
to increase foreign shipments of
grain, thereby assuring a market for
In view of the doubts and uncer
tainties connected with the situation,
Mr. Jefferis has advised his cor
respondents to present their views
to the commission now sittting at
Grain Future Bill.
Congressman Evans reintroduced
his bill prepared in conjunction with
Representative Dickinson of Iowa
regulating dealing in grain futures.
The bill defines the meaning of th
word "markets," including grain ex
changes, chambers of commerce, or
wherever grain is sold, but excludes
from the operation elevators where
grain is stored by the owr.ers. It
levies a tax of 10 per cent on all
future sales made in the markets
The bill provides for penalties for
its violation and directs the secretary
of agriculture to gather information
as to the amount of grain,- their
grades and methods of transporta
tion in the United States as well as
in foreign countries. Dissemination
of this information is left with the
postmaster general and the secretary
of agriculture. The bill prohibits
sending out any information by pri
vate individuals through the mails
unless a copy shall have been hied
with the Department of Agriculture
The committee on the irrigation of
arid lands authorized a favorable re
port on Judge Kinkaid's resolution
directing the secretary of the interior,
in his discretion, to furnish users on
irrigation projects water for one
calendar year, notwithstanding that
such individual water may be in ar
rears to the government. Hie reso
lution has the endorsement of Secre
Ed- P. Peck and C. H. Wright,
Omaha grain men, are in Washing
ton to appear before the agricultural
committee of the house now haying
under consideration the Tincher,
Haugen, Dickinson and, Evans bills
regulating, dealing in grain futures,
lease bim., He was positively identi
fied by the girl.
Widow of Senator Kirkwood
Of Iowa Dies in Iowa City
Iowa City, la., April 28. (Spe
cial) Mrs. Jane Kirkwood, 99,
widow of the late Samuel J. Kirk
wood, governor of Iowa during the
civil war, United States senator and
leading member of the foreign rela
tions committee 'for four years, and
secretary of the interior under Presi
dent Garfield, died at her home here
shortly after midnight Wednesday.
has developed Omaha's
recreation facilities until
No child has to go over 10
blocks . to reach a public
No person has to go over
15 blocks to a community
Falconer gives personal
attention to the recreation
service of the people big
Miss of Four Throws
Down Would Be Hubby
On Promise of Pet Calf
Chicago, April 28. When the pas
tor of the Western Springs Metho
dist church opened the parsonage
door this morning he found Bobby
Rollo and Martha Jane Allyn sitting
on the steps, holding hands and
otherwise indicating that spring and
love had arrived for the pair.
"You want to see me," the par
"We want to be married," said
Bobby and Martha Jane together.
"You have the license of course?"
Bobby looked at Martha Jane.
Martha Jane looked at Bobby. Then
both walked away.
And now the wedding is off. Mar
tha Jane's mother offered to give her
a beautiful calf to play with if she
would abandon Bobby and accom
pany the Allyn family to Wisconsin,
where they are to make their future
home. Martha Jane, the fickle
creature, gleefully accepted.
You see, when one is 4, a calf
seems more desirable than a hus
band. Bobby, 4 himself, was rather peev
ish about the "thrown down." He
thinks he should have a calf too.
3 Omaha Banks to Entertain
120 State U. Youths May 6
The Omaha National, . First Na
tional and United States National
banks will entertain 120 University
of Nebraska stucw...o when they visit
Omaha May 6. The Omaha Na
tional w... entertain 40 students at
luncheon in the bank's cafeteria. The
First National and Unit.d States Na
tional will entertain 80 at lunclison
at the Omaha Athletic club.
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fully experienced, 'will assist,
so that every customer Trill re
ceive attention. .
If you plan to buy that needed Rug, Carpet or
piece of Linoleum you will do well to attend
This Sale of
it is easily the biggest floor covering sale held
during the last five years and all who buy
We Instance a Few of the Bargains-
A number of these heavy tap
estry Brussels rugs, so useful in
bedroom, will be Included in the
ale. 8.3x10.6 size was $39.00 In
1920. The special price will be
Very desirable eolor schemes in
the well known Katonah quality.
Both Oriental and Chinese de
signs are in the sale, as well as
the much sought small "all-over-patterns.
, 9x12 size was $48.50,
This very popular quality that
was $67.50 for 9x12 size will be
sold In the sale at
I -Heavy Velvets
1 Extra heavy colonial velvet rugs
f that were $81.60 for the 9x12
a size In 1920, will be sold in the
? sale at
Other Sizes in Proportion
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Police Heads of
Des Moines Wffl"
Be Tried Monday
Civil. Service Commission Will
Hear Collusion Charges
Filed By Sheriff
Des Moines, la., April 28. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Formal investiga
tion of collusion charges brought
against Des Moines police heads by
Sheriff W, E. Robb will be com
menced by the civil service commis
sion here Monday. The two ac
cused officers are Chief of Detec
tives Brophy and Assistant Chief of
Police Harty, who have been
charged with co-operating in whole
sale whisky running and protecting
certain bank robbers.
Sheriff Robb asserted today that
he had prepared voluminous af
fidavits, substantiatintr his charges
against the police, which he would
present to the commission. He de
clared that he woild prove every
An effort made by Mayor u. H.
Barton to anticipate the investigation
with a wholesale cleanup ' in the
police force was forestalled today.
The mayor had prepared an entire
slate of new police officials and was
ready to ask the dismissal of. the
present heads. Lack of sufficient'
support for this drastic program
necessitated its postponement.
A JO per cent cut in the wages oti
SIXTEENTH AND HOWARD STREETS.
A reliable seamless Axminster
in excellent Oriental and all
over designs, done In warm, rich
colorings. The 9x12 size was,
$62.50, fpeclal sale price Is
Heavy and seamless In good pat
terns and colors. Prices were
$80.00 for 9x12 size, are In this
In splendid patterns and colors.
1920 price of 9x12 was $92.50,
special sale price
An exceptionally wide range of
Oriental, Chinese, Geometric
and small all-over patterns in
colors that will harmonize with
any modern room treatment, in
this offerings. 9x12 size was
$135.00. Sale price
Other Sizes in Proportion
ORCHARD & WILHELM ,.,
city employes was announced here
today. The cut is confined largely
to employes of the street depart
ment but affects over 200 men. The
wage slash will bring city employe
down to a scale lower than prewa
Herbert Crane, Jr., Is m
Convicted on Charge
Assault Upon Girl
Chicago, April 28. Herbert Pren
tice Crane, jr., grandson of th
famous "iron master," was found
guilty of an attack on Louise Sturm
13. The conviction carries a penalty;
of from one to 20 years imprison
The jury was oat less than thr4
hours after a tnjal lasting more than
a week. It went into the jury roont
with a scathing denunciation of
Crane by Prosecutor Thomas Peden
fresh in its memory.
The attack on the Sturm child oe
currcd several months ago in Lin
coin park. Crane was subsequently
arrested and was said by police tr
have confessed and to have offered
them a large sum of money to re
Arkansas Men Plead Guilty
To Charge of Night Riding
Joncsboro, Ark., April 28.
Twenty-three men under indictment
on charges growing out of night rid
ing here last fall, pleaded guilty and
were sentenced to prison terms rang
ing from two months to a year. They
included Dewitt Garrett, who has
been on trial for a week and whose
attorneys last night asked permis
sion to change his plea from not
guilty to guiuy,
See Windows, Main
and Second Floor
Already greatly reduced, ar
subject In the sale to an. addi
tional cut of
will receive a further cut of
Grass and Fiber Rugs
Less an additional discount ot
JBath and Rag Rugs
Less an additional discount ot
All carpets are subject to an ad
ditional discount of
Among the Many
$4.50 Brussels Rugs, size 27i54;
Oriental and small patterns in
$7.50 Axminster Rugs, size 27x64
in soft, heavy xwool and good
$13.50 Extra heavy quality Ax
minster, size 36x72, in splendid
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