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THE BEE: OMAHA, FKIDAY, JUNE 17. 1921.
Musician Savs SkiD-StoD
Makes Murders More Likely
Doctor Says Injurious
' Hearing upon petitions (or the
abolition of the "skip-stop" method
of operating Omaha street cars was
begun by the state railway com
mission in the city council chamber
the commission sat in the council
amber last night to hear from
.itizens who were unable to appear
i.iliirmg the daytime.
R A T fiiiEclr ntiro1 min-iff.f
.of the street car company, offered
1 the following opening statement?
"The company is not here to urge
tt that the skio-stou be continued. Vvc
f feel that it is right and proper that
, the people who use the cars should
! indicate what they want m the way
of service, keeping in mind that
they must pay for what they get. We
will show that we are not making
both ends meet under present con
ditions and we can show the ad'
ditioual ooeratinsr costs if the skip
stop should be discontinued. Then
it will be ud to the people and this
i commission to say what they want."
V Sayi It Causes Murders.
I Ernest Nordin, musical director,
2521 South Tenth street, testified that
Gibson, near his neighborhood, is the
iiimping-ott place for hordes of lid'
bots and tramps.
Thfte hoboes appear by the hun
drcds at our back doors. I always
carry a valuable instrument when I
o home at night," said Mr. Nordin.
rl am always scared and have had
iiiany narrow escapes. Holdups and
murders would not occur if the street
cars were stopped at v every block,
It is a dantrerous neighborhood." v
Mr. Nordin explained that under
the old system he was able to stop
at Vinton street, close to nis home,
whereas now he is required to get off
either at Castflar or Bancroft street.
He referred to the recent murder
of Mrs. . Hyland as an argument
against the skip-stop.
"Injurious to Health,
Dr. E. Morse, 3316 Burt street,
asserted that he .now has to walk an
extra block when he returns home on
a street car.- He told the commission
that he has been threatened with ap
pendicitis, that his wife is nervous
and that he cannot afford an auto
t. mobile. ;
l Chairman Taylor of the commis
sion reminded Dr. Morse that many
'people reside unavoidably teveral
blocks from a car line.
Dr. Morse said he heard people re
mark that they are afraid to venture
out at night time on account of the
skip-stop system. He contended that
the extra expense should not stand
in the way of street cars stopping
at every intersection ,
"Boost the Fares."
"Increase the rats of fare if it is
necessary," was the doctor's sug
gestion. '.'When I pay my fare I am en-
1A tr rrt rpf an via. liprp I nlrase.
sertetr r rank - Hay ward, fr
ee t. "If I hired a taxi I. could.
gei on any piatc i vvisucu,
call this skip-stop a war measure."
, "Let us not talk about the war,"
said the chairman. t '. , ' . . '
"You realize there . are . thousands
who must walk several blocks to and
from a street car," said Thorne
Browne, member of the commission.
v t- r l
Judge "J. M. Fitzgerald of the dis
trict court testified that he lived at
1024 Arbor street and "wished to re
cord his disapproval of the skip-stop.
Miss Marguerite Kcnder, tun
Arbor street, was another protestant.
E L Hoae. 330 Worth -Thirty-
sixth street, testified he is served by
four street car lines and that he
walks about five blocks to the near
est car. He favored the skip-stop,
because it saves time. for him going
to and returning from town.
Policewoman Blocks Attempt
To Get Opium Into City Jail
Attempt to smuggle drugs in the
.matron's ward at the city jail was
frustrated when, Grace Pierce, po
licewoman and head of the detention
hospital, caught Louise . Hunter, an
f inmate and drug addict, raising rnor
f phine with a rope tied to a little
1 The woman, who is under treat-
ment. broke a glass window to
throw the string below to a man
Miss Pierce since her appointment
June 1 has confiscated about $200
worth of drugs. .
unter to 15 more days in the hos
tal. Yesterday was to have been
er last. ,...-
Arthur Scott Burden, Widely
Known Sportman, Is Dead
New York, June 16. Arthur.
Scott Burden, 42, widely known
iportsman, died yesterday following
n illness that extended over a
eriod of seven years.
. Mr. Burden was known as one cf
ihe emost daring and expert horse-
en m the country, beven years
go he was severely injured by be
ing thrown while riding to the
aounds in England. He recovered,
Sut was injured a second time by a
!all while following hounds on Long
Island, and from that time his
Sealth began to fail. Recently he
Secame helpless. .
Profiteering Is Charged
To Bakers by Sen. Capper
Washington, June 16. Profiteer
ing on the part of the bakers of the
nation's bread was charged ,"by
Senator Capper, republican, Kansas.
U a speech at last night's session of
e senate. ,
"Out on the farms the price of
fJeat is back almost to pre-war
ievis, bnt the S-ceni loaf of j;re-war
mes is only a memory," the sena
tor asserted. ,
House Passes Scott Bill
Regulating Lake Vessels
Washington," June 16. The Scott
bill, lengthening the navigation sea
son rn the Great Lakes and per
mitting use of two instead of three
crews on vessels making short trip,
was passed today by the house. The
Beauty Named by Peggy
According to testimony at the preliminary hearings of the suit for
divorce brought by J. Stanley Joyce, Chicago millionaire lumberman,
against his former chorus-girl wife, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Joyce, before
marrying Peggy, lavished a fortune on Charlotte Johnson, a beautiful
blonde of New York and Chicago. Charlotte, according to Peggy's inform
ant, called Joyce "a prior goof" while he was courting her. The photo
shows Charlotte Johnson, Joyce's alleged former sweetheart.
Made on "Peggy"
In Divorce Case
Attorney Delivers Most Scath
ing Arraignment Ever
Launched at Woman in
Chicago, June 16. "Peggy" Upton
Archibald Hopkins Joyce today was
pictured as "the greatest adulteress
that every appeared before your
honor, the greatest perverter of truth,
a perjurer, a gilded butterfly and a
woman of the streets, by Attorney
Alfred S. Austrian, counsel for her
husband, Tames 'Stanley Joyce, mil
lionaire lumberman, before Superior
Judge Sabath. These characteriza
tions came as a. climax in one of the
most scathing arraignments ever de
livered to a woman in a divorce
court in the United States. The law
yer' minced no words.
His purpose was two-fold. First,
he desired to compel the court to sec
the situation as he saw it and order
Peggy to come into court and testify
regarding her property and income;
and second, to defeat her effort to
collect from her husband $10,000 a
month temporary alimony and $100,
000 solicitors' fees and suit money.
Attorney Austrian s attack was m
reply to a lengthy. appeal for alimony
and lawyers' fees by Peggy's attor
ney who said he was willing to ac
cept Joyce's testimony that he was
worth only $3,000,000 as a basis fv-r
determining the amount she shall re
ceive. Joyce first filed suit for di
vorce, charging his wife .with in
fidelity and naming certain well
known European characters as co
respondents. Peggy filed a cross-bill
for separate maintenance, charging
cruelty and drunkenness. She said
he was worth from $10,000,000 to
$40,000,000. . "
All standing room allowed by the
bailiffs was taken by spectators, and
hundreds were turned away.
Attorney . Austrian, after tracing
her performances as the wife of
three husbands in three widely-sep
arated parts of the country, reached'
a climax when he declared that if
the court decided in Peggy's fa
vor, it would "put a premium on
adultery, deception and such con
duct that honest men do not coun
From New York came reports to
day that Peggy had fled from that
city and that federal agents were on
her trail. The reports declared that
seizure of Peggy's fortune in dia
monds and her almost - priceless
wardrobe was in imminent prospect
as a result of her failure to pay from
$250,000 to $500,000 the government
believes is its due in duties on gem
purchases by the former queen of
the follies during her kusband's
honeymoon in France. : .
Most Serious Mountain Fire
Of Years Causes Big Damage
Fresno, CaL June 16. One man
is dead, 12 ranch houses have been
destroyed, $100,000 in property dam
age has suffered and 50,000 acres of
land near Raymond, in Madera
county, have been burned ever in
what is said to have been the most
serious - mountain fires that ever
raged in this part of this -country
before it was controlled last last
Father of Boy Struck by
Taxicab Sues for Damages
Stanley Kiger.'by his father, L. A.
Kiger, filed, suit in district court yes
terday against the Omaha Taxicab and
Transfer company for, $5,000 for in
juries received last January when the
boy was coasting down the Eleventh
street viaduct and was run into by a
taxicab at Eleventh arid Jackson
streets, according lo the petition. The
boy's nose was broken and his hip
Filipino Students Will
Not Come to IL S. This Year
Manila, P. I, June 16. No' Fili
pino students are to be. sent by the
island government to the United
States this year on account of a
shortage of funds, the
state decided today.
'Want Your Auto
Stolen?' Iowan Is
Asked; Then It Is
Such Is Story Told by Mal
vern Mayor Who, With,
Omaha Police, Nabs Trio
in Minneapolis. '
Covered with dust and their auto
mobile caked -with mud, G. H.
White, mayor of Malvern, la.,' and
Detective Jim Murphy drove up in
front of Central police station at 1
a. m. yesterday from Minneapolis
with three men, handcuffed together,
The trio is accused of stealing
Mayor White's machine from Fif
teenth and Farnanf streets, June 7.
The prisoners are John Cook,
mechanic, Minneapolis; C. M.
Graves, laborer, Canton, O., and
Robert Kreslin, welder, Davenport,
Cook, according to Lt. J. J.
Pszanowski of the automobile bu
reau of the police department, also
is wanted for alleged check forgeries
by the Western Union Telegraph
When reporting he theft of his
car to Lieutenant Pszanowfki,
Mayor White told the following
story, according to Pszanowski:
"My c?r was parked in front of
the Henshaw hotel and this fellow
Cook walked up to me and said,
'Want your car stolen?'
v Trails Man.
" 'Gosh, no.' I told him. He stood
there talking for a while, saying that
since P had the car insured, he'd
steal it for me and I'd collect the
insurance. But we didn t get any
where and he walked off: The next
morninc mv car was stolen.": ,
Mayor White has been most real-.
ous m trailing cook witn jjetective
Murphy, according to Lieutenant
Pszanowski. . ' ,
French Put Forth Effort
To Clear Disturbed Areas
London, June 16. A dispatch1 to
the London Times from Oppeln says
there is evidence that the French arc
making greater efforts to clear the
disturbed area. Latsand Junction is
strongly occupied by French troops,
who have cleared the district of
General Von Hoefer, head of the
German defense forces, the dispatch
adds, has consented "to reduce , the
Annaberg salient by retiring to
Klondmitz, following the Polish re
tirement The British have occupied
Guttantag from which the Poles
withdrew. It is reported that the
Poles have retired irom the neigh
borhood of Gross-Strehlitz.
To Make Hairs Vanish
From Face, Neck or Arms
Keep a little powdered delatone
handy and when hairy growths ap
pear make a paste with some of the
powder and a little water, then
spread over hairy surface. After 2
or 3 minutes rub off, wash the skin
and it will be entirely free from hair
or blemish. This simple treatment is
unfailing, but care should be exer
cised to be sure and get genuine
delatone, otherwise you may be
disappointed. .., .
Bon-Opto'fcr tto Eyes
Physicians and eye Bpecialists pre
scribe Bon-Opto as a safe home remedy
fa the treatmentof eye troubles and to
strengthen eyesight. Sold under money
refund guarantee by all druggists. ,
Active and Healthy
With Cuticura Soap
ifctraui oMn trtmrtn.rip.X. lfiMw.lUM
jU. S. Urged to Defer
Orgy of Rioting -
In Belfast Has
Both Crown Forces and Re
publican Throw Up Sand
Belfast. June 16. The orgy" of
rioting which began in West Bel
fast yesterday was continued until
early this morning. Even in the
stormy history of Belfast no Par
allel to such scenes can be recalled,
Both the crown forces and the re
publican throw up sandbag entrench
ments across the streets from be
hind which they fired volley after
volley at each other.
The military police dashed about
over a wide area in armored cars,
upsetting these barricades and
emptying the bags of their contents.
No sooner would they leave to cope
with a disorder elsewhere Man the
bag would be refilled-and the battle
would proceed more fiercely than
before. The return of the military
was signalled through a system of
whistles and the rioters would con
ceal themselves until the soldiers
The rioters later climbed onto the
roofs of houses where they continued
long range fighting all through the
night. Three dead and many score
wounded were removed by the police
Dublin," June 16. Dublin castle
today reported that two bodies of
slain men have been found bearing
the label, "Convicted spies. Let in
The first attack on crown forces
during the curfewt hours took place
at midnight last night when republi
cans fired revolvers and threw bombs
at a military patrol in Mount Joy
street. The soldiers declare one of
their assailants was wounded. The
curfew law in Dublin has been in
operation for 18 months.
Gerald D. Roscommon was sen
tenced by a court-marial to life im
prisonment for shooting and wound
ing two constables.
Reichstag Passes Army
Bill Demanded by Allies
Berlin, June 16. (By The As
sociated Press.) The reichstag to
day passed a bill amending the army
law in accordance with the demand?
of an ultimatum of the allies. The
chief change is that the law now ex
pressly states that the army shall
consist of 100,000 men, including a
maximum of 4,000 officers or officials
with the rank of officers.
Woman, 101, Did Housework
Until Death at Hudson, la.
Hudson, la., June 16. (Special.) :
Mrs. Delia Nason Benschoff, 101,
did all of the housework in the home
of her son, Lincoln Benschoff, and
was keen mentally up until her death
here Tuesday. She was stricken
with paralysis, Mrs. Benschoff was
born in Holland and came to this
country at the age of 15.
Detroit Street Car Fares '
Are Reduced to Five Cents
Detroit, Mich., Jtlne 16. The city
and the Detroit United Railway
reached an agreement today in the
latest ' fare dispute when the com
pany's offer to reduce fares to 5 cents
with 1 cent for transfers was ac
' ; -'
GirPs Escort Fights
Holdup Who Escapes
As E. A. King, 2414 Chicago ave
nue, was seems Miss Mary East
man, 3030 Cass street, home from a
show Wednesday night, they were
held up in front of 3010 Cass street,
but a few doors from the girl's home.
by a big negro with a gun, who
took 728 in cash from kin? and
diamond ring valued at $50 from
In spite of the fact that the hold'
up was armed, King chased him into
an alley where he caught him and
knocked him down. Miss Eastman
ran to her home and called the po
lice. King being a smaller man than
the negro was unable to hold him
until the arrival of the officers.
Drowned by Men
Salesman Says He Saw Com
panions Throw Him in ,
Cairo, 111., June 16. Joseph
Noble of St. Louis, a naval reservist
on a United states submarine
chaser which arrived here yesterday,
was drowned in the Ohio river last
night. According to Arthur D.
Green, a traveling salesman, Noble
was thrown into the water by two
Green, who witnessed the drown
ing, declared that the sailors threw
Noble overboard in spite of his pro
testations that he could not swim
and would drown. Ncble, he said,
water and' when he failed to reap
pear, one of the sailors jumped. into
the water, but Noble could not be
found. The body has ifot been re
Green told local police that the
incident was witnessed by Lieut. II.
P. Lowenstein, jr., in command of
the chaser, but when the authorities
instituted an investigation, Lowen
stein denied that he knew of it. What
action if any had been taken by
Lieutenant Lowenstein in connec
tion with the case was not an
nounced by him.
er Drives Deserter
From Armv to Surrender
Prl Oak Ta Tunp ( f!rPtaM
' - j --r
Hunger drove Hugh. Jamicek, de-
Kprtpr irnm flip armv in siirrnrtrr
to the town marshal at Stanton.
"I am absent without leave and am
half starved," Jamicek told the mar
shal. 1 want to get back to the
army." Jamicek was placed in jail
here and the military authorities no-
t;ticd. . .
Federal Reserve Governor
Urges Banks to Advertise
Atlanta, Ga Junei 16. Approval of
advertising by banks was voiced be-:
fore the financial advertising asso
ciation of the Associated Advertis
ing Clubs of the World today by
M. B. Wellborn, governor of the
Atlanta Federal Reserve bank. '
"1 like to see the banks advertise,
especially our member banks," he
said. "I have noticed tha adver
tising increases deposits and when
deposits are increased our reserves
are automatically increased."
The speaker sounded an optimis
tic note as to the future and pre
dicted increased business. '
Police Seek Relatives.
Police are searching for the rela
tives of Oscar Carter, 50, who was
found wandering the streets of
Omaha at 4 -a. m. yesterday. He
told police his sister lived near Albright.
With neat stripe,
just the thing for
dress - wear, have
In white or
Leader Is Vic tim
Of Heart Attack
Congressman W. E. Mason
Had Been Suffering From
Trouble But Was Thought
to Be Recovering.
Washington, June 16. Repre
sentative W. E. Mason, 70, of Il
linois, died here early today from
Although Representative Mason
had been suffering from a heart at
tack for several days, his condition
yesterday was reported as showing
improvement and death came unex
pectedly after a sudaen relapse, tie
formerly was a members of J the
Was Former Senator.
Chicago, June 16. From school
teacher in a small Iowa town to
representative and senator in both
the state legislature of Illinois and
the national congress, was the record
of William Ernest Mason, who died
in Washington today.
He was born in Franklinville,
N. Y., and when he was 8 years old
he moved with his parents to
Bentonsport, la., where he received
his preliminary education at the
When 16 he began teaching school
in Bentonsport. Later he began
the study of law. Moving lo Chi
cago he was admitted to the bar in
1872, and was identified with the
legal profession here for more thaji
40 years. In 1873 he was married to
Edith White of Des Moines.
Long Political Career.
In 1879 he was elected to
the general assembly, to the state
senate in 1881, to congress in 1890,
was defeated for re-election in 1892
and was elected United States sena
tor in 1897. In 1916 he was elected
representative at large from Illinois.
In June, 1917, Representative Mason
attracted considerable attention in
the house of representatives when
he declared he would offer a bill to
repeal the conscription law ormend
it so as to provide that conscription
troops should not be sent abroad
without their consent.
Seven grown children and the
widow survive. One of the sons,
Lowell B., was associated with his
father in the law business here.
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BASE BALL TODAY
Omaha vs. Oklahoma City
June 17, 18, 19
Game Called at 3:30 P. M.
Box Seat at Barkalow Bros.
You haven't seen such
Light Tropic Suits at
such light prices in years
.HerV cool comfort in common sense
clothe at a small cost; genuine Palm
Beach, Mohair and Tropic Weave.
Clothes, nicely tailored.
Palm Beach Suits
Dark or light
The new tan color,
button down collar
tachable style, , . ,
Will Submit Case
New York, June 16. Announce
ment was made today by attorneys
for Mr. and Mrs. W. E. D. Stokej
that Mr. Stokes suit for a divorce
and his wile's counter cli.im for a
separation on the Rrotind of erneltv
will be submitted to Supreme Court
Justice Finch without the testimony
of Mr. Stokes. He was under a
subpoena by his wife's attornev,
Martin W. Littleton, when the trial
was concluded in April and the de
fense insisted that he must take the
witness stand in open- court.
Mr. Stokes was then ill of pleurisy
and request by his attorney that
his testimony be taken at his- bed
side was refused.
Mrs. Stokes returned to her hon e
in Denvervand the willingness of the
defense, to submit the case to the
court without examination of Mr.
Stokes is said to be due to an agree-,
ment that Mrs. Stokes' s negations
of cruelty are to go to Justice Finch
undenied. The decision U expected
Livio Catenazzi, a brick layer in
Rome, Italy, has quit work since win
ning a $60,000 prize in one of the
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. Today Tomorrow jr
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Tomorrow Matinee fc
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TODAY- ALL WEEK
Truly one of the year's
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BROWN'S SAXO SIX
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Wild Flivver Breaks
Up Meeting of Women '
Chicago. June 16 Ladies of "the.
First Congregational church ol
Evanston started to hold a meeting
in the basement of the church this
afternoon, but it didn't last long.
Just as one member arose with the
announcement, "let us pray," a fliv
ver, apparently repentant of its
crimes,- dashed through the basement
door and into the midst of the as
semblage, with the driver frantical
ly trying to halt it. The women
were thrown into a panic.
Fortunately, the machine struck a
concrete post and was halted before
any one was injured. The meeting
Submarine FlotiUa Sails
Calloa, Peru, June 16. The flotilla
of United States submarines which
has been in Peruvian waters for a
week, sailed today for Panama.
I A.M.BUnt lkff
"How or Hever"
R I ALTO SYMPHONY
.Harry Brader, Director
JULIUS K. JOHNSON
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