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CHE BEE: OMAHA. FRIDAY. JTJNE 10, 1921.
Hazy on Details
Of Tntnl Tnrnnip
,v AVIV. Xiivvlliu
Millionaire Characterizes Ac
tress Wife As Robber
To Large Crowd.
Her Birthday Cake
To Have 93 Candles
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Liwd Wire.
Chicago. June 9. James Stanley
Joyce, millionaire lumberman from
whom Peggy Joyce is endeavoring
to collect $10,1)00 a month alimony
and $100,000 attorney's fees, was put j
on the witness stand betore Judge
The room was crowded, a large
proportion of the spectators being
flappers who were anxious to catch
a glmpse of the man who clavns
Peggy lured him into marriage and
cost him a half million dollars or
more. His testimony was disappoint
ing in a way. He characterized Peg'
gy as a robber. The crowd found
considerable interest in his state
ment that he owned but four auto
mobiles, valued at $25,000. one of
them being a second-hand machine
The audience smiled when he told
of paying $500 for a camping place
in Minnesota where lie and Peggy
planned to lead the life of hermits
and the flappers laughed outright
when he missed his own straw hat
and put on an old lid, formerly the
property of a court attache.
Mr. Joyce displayed a faulty
memory. He appeared to be very
hary about several important de
tails. He declared he did not re
member whether the $2,000,000
lumber concern of w hich he is one-
third owner, paid any. dividends last
year. He was equally at sea regard
ing other sources of his income.
Pressure on this point finally caused
him to refer questioners to "Mr.
Johnson, my expert accountant, who
knows all about my financial af
fairs." He said his net worth was $2,
995,000, according' to the figures sup
plied by his expert accountant of
March 31, thi's year.- He said he had
deeded the Miami home he built for
Peggy, over to his brother.
"Did your brother pay you for it?"
"No, I deeded it to him voluntarily
to keep from being robbed. I
did not want to be robbed of all my
property. I did not want my wife
to deed it to a tlyrd party.
"I've $400,000 life insurance. I
changed the beneficiary from my
wife when I found out that she was
not a good woman. It is now pay
able to mv estate. It costs me at
abofct $67,000 a year."
, Admits He is Successful.
Mr. Kirkland introduced one ques
tion that apparently had little con
nection with Immediate subject un
der discussion when he asked:
"Do you consider yourself a suc
cessful business man?"
Mr. Joyce answered in the affirmative.
Mr. Tovce fidgeted a bit when
inned down to the details of his in
come, occasionally Wiping ms nurii-
nmraed spectacles and tanning mm-
self with his straw hat.
He described his business as "the
lumber and railroad business," ex-
Time on Yaclit
Banker Said to Be Cruising
From Place to Place With
Woman Named in Di
Kinety-three candles will grace a
birthday cake at the Old People's
Home, Saturday, in honor ot Mrs.
Mary A. Nesbit, its oldest resident.
A real party is planned for
"Mother" Nesbit. A reception in
the afternoon, and a fine dinner
party, to which the "honoree" will
invite any friends she cares to have,
will be held.
The board of trustees, headed by
Mrs. Isaac Douglas and Mrs. Charles
Iracv, will keep "open house.
Mrs. Nesbit has lived at the home
for 18 years.
Though confined to an invalid
chair, she insists she is "93 years
young." "The word 'old' is not in
my vocabulary," she declared.
Mrs. Nesbit can read a newspaper
without spectacles and can thread a
needle as quickly as manv younger
people. She was born in Ireland in
1828 and was a resident of f remont
before coming here.
This is the fourth party given for
Mrs. Nesbit by the board. All in
mates over 90 are so honored, ac
cording to one of the unwritten
laws of the institution, said Mrs.
Cynthia Estlin, matron. .
plaining that tie Was principal own
er and president ot two railroads.
One of these The Groveland, Lut-
kin and Northern railroad of Texas
pays him a salary ot JfJU a month.
It is 21 miles long. .
Before he was placed on the stand,
Alfred S. Austrian stepped to the
bench and said:
"As soon as counsel is through
with Mr. Joyce, I wish to be. heard
on a motion to bring the petitioner
(Peggy Joyce) into court." .
Attorney Kirkland broke in with
the comment :
'We wish it understood that we
contend to have the right to question
Mr. Joyce, whether the petitioner is
here or not."
Quantities of Clothing
Taken From Bluffs Store
Nearly $4,000 worth of men's
clothing, caps and shoes were stolen
Wednesday night, from the store of
J. Abrahamson, 529 South Main
street. Council Bluffs. The robbery
was not discovered until the pro
prietor opened the place yesterday
The "thieves entered the place by
boring holes through the rear door.
New York, June 9. James A.
stillman and "Florence i-eeds are
living on Mr. Stillman's yacht, ac
cording to reports from Southamp
ton, L. I. Many persons who know
Mr. Stillman say he played a num
ber of rounds on the National Golf
club links last week, and that his
yacht, with "Florence Leeds" and
another woman on board, was an
chored in Pcconic bay. just off the
golf links, for about 10 days prior
to last Monday, when it steamed
Mr. Stillman spent much of his
time aboard the yacht, according to
the reports. "Florence Leeds" did
not come ashore. The yacht has
been moving from place to place
close to New York since it left this
city a month or more ago. Its course
is followed on shore by a limousine
which Mr. Stillman uses occasionally.
The amendment to the answer of
Mrs. Stillman to the charges of her
husband in his divorce action, was
served upon counsel for Mr. Still
man today. It is brief and charges
that Mr. Stillman was intimate with
one "Clara" at various times between
the fall of 1917 and July, 1920. The
charges relating to "Clara" are sup
ported by the affidavits of three
women and one man, who, accord
ing to information which has reached
Mrs. Stillman's counsel, base their
identifications of the banker on
photographs and other descriptions
Counsel for Mr. Stillman will ask
that the hearings before the referee,
beginning on June 15 at Pough-
keeosie. shall continue over June 10
and 17, and shall be resumed as soon
as possible thereafter. j
The store was entirely cleaned out
in the rail, the bandits looting sys
tematically every locker and case in
the place. They obtained -$5.65 in
cash from the register, the only
thing taken beside the merchandise,
Farmer Sues Grocery ;
Company for Injuries
Carl Jacobsen, farmer and milk
man, asked judgment against S. T.
McAtee and the McAtee Grocery
company for $2,660.25 in a suit filed
in district court yesterday. The
claim is based on personal injuries
sustained November 18, last year,
when a driver of one of the grocery
delivery trucks struck him and
knocked him down while crossing
the street at Broadway and Ninth
Jacobsen sa5s he suffered a com
pound fracture of the left , leg be
low the knee, his right arm was
broken and one ear was almost torn
off. He says he was in the Edmund
son hospital for four months and has
been ocrmanently injuried to such
an extent that his earning capacity
has been greatly reduced. Prior to
the accident he says he was earning
from $175 to $200 a month.
Money Saved by Bluffs
Man for Bride Stolen
Ventura Sanches,' 150? Eleventh
avenue, Council Bluffs, reported to
police yesterday the theft of $485, a
sum which he had been saving for
years to pay expenses of his ap
proaching marriage to a dark-eyed
senorita in Mexico.
Ventura came to Council Bluffs
several years ago to earn money
for his wedding. He kept his sav
ings in the bank until a week ago,
when he drew it out ?nd placed it in
a trunk in his room. He was intend
ing to leave soon for Mexico to
claim his bride.
Thieves entered the room during
his absence and took the money
from his trunk, also $15 from the
trunk of another roomer at the
Woman Says She Had to Make
"Booze" to Support Family
Mrs. Clara Purvear. arrested in a
"booze", raid by Sheriff Groneweg's
deputies when they called at her
home. 218 Harmony street, waived
examination and was held to the dis
trict court grand jury under $1,000
bond. She has three little children
at her home. 4 Since her husband
left her some time ago, she had been
compelled to resort to the unlawful
business to support them, she is said
to have told County Attorney Swan-son.
Flood Waters of
South Platte in
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Crest of High Water Reached
La6t Midnight Hundreds
Of Dwellings and Manu
Denver, Colo., June 9. The South
Platte river reached its crest in
Denver and Colorado at midnight
last night. After flooding for four
days two square mites of Denver'
lowlands on the west side and inun
dating farming sections along its
course through northern and north
eastern Colorado, the flood waters
have begun a gradual descent.
The recession of the Platte is ex
pected to be slow. Intermittent
rainfall in the mountains has served
to make the river rise during the last
few days. It rained again last night,
but not heavily.
In Denver hundreds of frame
dwellings and manufacturing plants
were surrounded and railroad yards
submerged by the water, which was
at its highest yesterday at 12 feet
Second Drowning Occurs.
The second flood casualty oc
curred here last night members of
the police safety patrol reported to
day. A cry or help late in the night
was heard. Workmen found foot
prints on the river bank, disappear
ing in the waters. Mud, torn up by
the victim's hands indicated his
struggle for life. The body has not
Farms in northern Colorado are
inundated by the flood waters of the
Platte. Ranch houses are flooded.
Bridges, by the score, are washed
out, highways were made impassable
and railroad trackage torn and
twisted. Official estimates of the
damage indicate the loss will pass
the million-dollar' mark. Weld,
Boulder and Larimer counties suf
fered most. Logan and Morgan
counties escaped the wrath of the
flood waters because of the low val
ley through w hich the Platte flow s in
Eighteen Drowned at La Junta.
Pueblo, C010., June 9. (By The
Associated Press.) Eighteen per
sons are known to have been killed
in the flood in the La Junta district.
according to Capt. J. a. Mock ot
the Colorado National Guard, who
arrived here today after a 50-hour
battle against the elements. Cap
tain Mock s report was the first offi
cial statement of the situation around
In an interview with The Asso
ciated Press today Captain Mock,
who assisted Mayor Fred Sabin in
the work of rescue and in the search
for bodies, estimated the property
damage in the district at from $800,
000 to $1,000,000.
Pittsburgh Girls on Hike
To Denver to Win Wager
Adelaide 'Ackerman and Marie
Murphy, attractive young girls from
Pittsburgh. Pa., passed through
Council Bluffs yesterday on a hike
from their home town to Denver, to
win a $500 wager with Rhody Mar-
shall, a Pittsburgh attorney, and
Capt. Fred Probst of the same city.
Both girls have bobbed hair, khaki
trousers, army shirts, overseas caps
and knapsacks. The conditions of
their wager stipulate that they may
accept 'lifts only from horse-drawn
vehicles or slow moving trucks and
that they may not stop at any hotels
. They have averaged 28 miles a
day in their tramp and expect to
reach their destination before the
end of the month.
Voters of Oregon Approve
Bonus for Ex-Service Men
Portland, Ore., June 9. Aid for
ex-service men in the shape of a
bonus of $15 a month for each
month served in the world war, with
an alternative of a real estate loan
not exceeding $1,000 was approved
by Oregon voters yesterday by a
vote of about three to one, accord
ing to returns reported from all ex
cept a few remote counties.
Hearing on Rail
Into Love Feast
Representatives of Both Roads
And , Workers Express De
sire for Peace and
Chicago, June 9. The second
wage reduction hearing before the
railroad labor' board, in which more
than 150 railroads, asked wage cuts,;
closed in a rhetorical love feast to- j
day, with representatives of both rail
roads and employes expressing a de
sire for peace and amity in the rail
"Let's null the country out of the
situation it faces." urged F. W.
Sargent, counsel for the Chicago and
Northwestern. "We're anxious to
settle controversies for the benefit
of all. We have faith in this board.
So far as this road is concerned, it
will obey every decision of the board,
even if "it takes us into the hands of
Heads of the Big Four gbrother
hoods expressed their appreciation of
the spirit of co-operation" shown by
Mr. Sargeant and other rail repre
sentatives and the case was con
cluded with exception of a dispute
over the right of the Pullman com
pany to appear in the hearing. Chair
man Barton announced that the
board would sit tomorrow to con
sider the Pullman application fur
ther. The wage hearings occupied but
four days. A decision is expected
Rain in I'orth Vnkota.
Norfolk. Neb., June . 9. (.Special
Telegram. ) Heavy rjin is general
all over north Nebraska and south-'
em South Dakota, Auto roads are
Drtai your children be
comingly nd econo
mically. Send ui $1.00
ind we will forward you
ity parcel Boat paid, one
pair of rompera that re
tail for $2.00. You are
able "to benefit by our
sale price and aave
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placed on Special Salo
at prices that will
eclipse all previous
events in unparalleled
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