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niJU JJUU: OMAHA, SATURDAY, AUGUST L'O, 1921.
That Accused Him
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Kefutcs Charges and Flays
Baker in Bitter Speech Be
fore Fremont Legion.
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 19. (Special
, clcgram.) Major is. c cresson,
judge advocalc at Fort Crook,
launched a biticr attack upon the
congressional committee which ac
cuscu nun oi laying uowu on tnc
prosecution of Grovcr C. Hergdoll
and Col. J. C. Hunt, in an address be
fore the local post of the American
Legion here last night. He refuted
I t lie accusations made by the news
f papers that he cased up on the prose
cution of Colonel Hunt and branded
them as "infernal, contemptible
.Major Lresson s spcecii ncrc. in
answer of the charges that appeared
in Thursday's papers, was entirely
extemporaneous. 11c did not in
tend to speak to the Fremont post on
that subject, hut stated that he had
to deny the charges or bust.
No one at the judge advocate's
office at the time even knew of
licrgdoll's escape from Governor's
island until the newspapers had it,
he pointed out. Major Cresson
hammered Newton U. Baker,
former secretary of war, saying
Baker knew more about the prosecu
tion of Colonel Hunt than he did.
Baker is Attacked.
"When I was trying the colonel
the court called nie down for abus
ing him and not giving him a fair
examination," said the major. "Docs
that sound like laving down? It's a
shamc and diserace for this country
inai lie was ever secretary oi war.
It was his attitude and others like
him that encouraged Bcrgdollisni. 1
I want to know why I am accused of
F" "laying down' on the prosecution of
' Col. J. E. Hunt."
Cresson remarked that everyone
v ho had anything to do with Berg
doll was smeared with a tar brush,
but he had never expected such an
"It hurt me deeply," he said, "to
learn of the dirty charges made
Major Cresson departed from the
Hergdoll case long enough to call
Jack Denipsey a "cowardly yellow
slacker" and Kdscll Ford, ''a coward,
cur and quitter."
Cresson attacked Representative
Johnson, democrat, of Kentucky, and
Ansel!, former acting judge ad
vocate. Congress Not Criticized.
"I wouldn't critize congress for the
world," Cresson bitterly exclaimed,
"but if they knew what I was think
ing I can't imagine what they
would do to me."
In suinming up his feelings in re
gard to the recent turn taken in the
investigation carried on by the con
gressional committee, Cresson stated
that accusing him of "laying down"
on the prosecution of Hunt was as
bad as accusing a doctor of mal
practice, and that he was sorely
grieved to be placed in such a light.
Grand Island Council
Opposes Buying Fire Truck
Grand Island, Neb., Aug. 19.
(Special.) The city council has re
fused to father a plan formulated for
the purchase of a third fire truck in
this city, with a pump attachment,
for the protection of surrounding
property. It has been proposed,
because of a shortage of funds under
the city's budget, to solicit the mer
chants and property owners of the
city for $12,000 with which to in
stall a third truck. A second truck
has recently been added to the de
partment, together with five ad
ditional paid men. The action of
the council in refusing to endorse the
move is presumed effectively to have
killed the effort. I
On Klan as False
(Furnished by Omaha Auto Club.)
Lincoln Highway, East Roads good to
Lincoln Highway1. West Detour Klk-
hom to Valley, roaila good to Central City.
Graveling road from Central City to Chap
man, roadfl west are fine.
O. L. 15. Hltrhway Roads rough at
Ashland, road work. Detour Greenwood
to Waverly. Roads west of Lincoln fine.
Hetter route to Lincoln, talis the K. r. to
Union and from Union follow the O
Street Road Into Lincoln.
Highland Cutoff Roads rough.
R. Y. A. Road Good. Detour one and
one-half miles Seward to Tamora.
lllack Hills Trail Road work Omaha to
Fremont: Fremont to Norfolk good.
George Washington Highway Roads
Rood to Sioux City, follow High Road to
King of Trails, North' Roads gtjod.
King of Trails. Soul I) Roads fine.
niver-to-River Road Good , to Des
White Pole Road Excellent to Pes
Blue Grass Road Rough, Glenwood to
Malvern: roads fine east.
Chief Organizer, on Visit
Here, Says Bruce Craven
Maligned Ku Klux
E. Y. Clarke, Atlanta, Ga., imper
ial kleagle and head of the. propa
gation department -of Ku Klux Klan,
visited in the city Thursday accord
ing to announcements irom officials
of the Omaha Kavern, yesterday.
Mr. Clarke denied all statements
made by Bruce Craven, alleged head
of the Klan in Jnorth Carolina, which
werex given to the newspapers
"Not Grand Dragon."
"Mr. Craven was not grand
dragon of the North Carolina Klan,"
he declared. "For several months he
was active in the organization and
hail written letters to Col. William
Simmons, imperial wizard, at Atlanta,
demanding that he be named grand
"Col. Simmons told Craven when
the time came to select a grand
dragon for North Carolina, his name
would be given serious consideration.
Mr. Craven replied that if he was not
appointed he would take the action
"His statements in the papers were
untrue and unwarranted.''
750 Members Here.
According to officials of the
Omaha Kavern, there are now 750
members of the Ku Klux Klan in
Omaha. Plans are tinder way for
the organization of a woman's
auxilliary to the local Klan, they say.
Mr. Clarke, the Omaha men said,
is on his way to North Dakota where
that realm is being organized.
Night Watchman at Power
Station in Iowa Killed
Independence, la., Aug. 19.
David Kradstreet. 65, night engineer
at the Wapsie Hill and Power com
pany here, was instantly killed about
7:30 when 2,300 volts of electricity
passed through his body. He ac
cidentally brushed against an ex
posed connection on one of the ma
chines in the power plant.
Wandering Husband Is
Sought by Wife Here
This is Thomas Waterhouse. iron
worker, better known to the public
welfare board for his annual habit of
wandering away from his wife and
His wife lives 6148 Liedtord avenue.
Mrs. Waterhouse believes he can
be traced by this photograph and
his habit of boasting about his "blue
The children, twins of 14, and a
toy of 11, are Mrs, Fitzgerald's by
a former marriage.
Is Depressed by
13 Plays Big Part in
Iowa Woman' 8 Life
Murder Suspected as Body of
Man Is Found Near Bluffs
The body of an aged man, badly
decomposed, was discovered Thurs
day afternoon in a cornfield near
Council Bluffs by three boys. The
coroner stated the body must have
been in the cornfield nearly six
It was clad in a pair of dark gray
woolen trousers and a shirt, tied
about the neck. Evidences of a
struggle were found. Police incline
to the theory the man was robbed
and murdered. An autopsy will be
Federal Bureau of Markets
Reviews Conditions of
Week Ending Au
Lincoln, Aug. 19. Unsettled con
ditions in the general markets of the
country had a depressed and slightly
lowering affect on trade during the
week endiiiK August 18, ace rding
to the weekly review of markets :s
sued by the federal bureau of mar
keting. The summary follows:
Grain Market unsettled most of week
and closed lower. Trade light and prices
did not get far in either direction. Weak
ness In stork market and declines In
corn and oats were main bearish factors.
Torn closed lower and oals also slumped.
In Chicago cash market No. 2 red winter
wheat closed at $1.21; No. 2 hard. l."2;
No. 2 mixed corn. Otic; No. 2 yellow corn,
6Jc: No. 3 oats. 3tc; Kansas t'itv wheat
dropped, ltc during week, closing at
Hay Market easier. Heavier receipts
at western markets last few days de
pressed prices as there was practically
no shipping demand and arrivals ware
slightly in excess of local demand. Tim
othy prices ranged from 119.00 to J30.60.
Alfalfa from J20.00 to I2S.00. t'ralrle.
15.00 and 117.00.
Feed Market quiet with little change
In prices. Demand Is unimproved and
confined to Immediate needs. Corn feeds
and oil meals, firm. Bran, weak. Alfalfa
Potato Increased potato supplies from
New Jersey shipping sections checked
moderately advancing prices In eastern
markets. New Jersey sacked Irish cob
blers declined SOo per 100 pounds during
the week, closing mostly 13.16 to $3.cri.
Kansas early Ohios continue to gain In
Kansas City, closing 50c to 75c higher,
Dairy Products Butter markets weak
following unsettled feeling last week. Cer.
tain advances In all markets were made
but declined on August 17. Temporary
firmness marked trading on one or two
days because of (airly liberal buying, but
as dealers' stocks are again ample for im
mediate needs, demand was light.
I.lve Stock and Meats Sharp declines
occurlng August 16 and 17 carried Chi
cago hog prices from 70c t $2.00 under
those of a week ago. Beef steers ranged
from steady to 2Gc lower with butcher
cows and heifers. 25c to 60c lower. Pat
lambs, yearlings and fat ewes, steady to
2Gc higher; feeding Iambs, steady to 60c
higher. Stocker and feeder shipments
from 11 Important markets during the
week were: Cattle and calves, 69,338;
hogs. 5,865; sheep, 36,328. With the ex
ception of veal the trend of eastern
wholesale fresh meat prices was down
ward. A patent has been granted for a
seat with a handle on each side to
enable two persons to carry a small
Millersburg, Aug. 19. Mrs. John
Gocttsch died at her home here.
Mrs. Goetisrh was married on the
Kith day of the month and had been
married 1J years at the time of her
death, which occurred on August 13.
Five Held for
Loot Recovered at Iowa City
From Number of Dif
Iowa City, la., Aug. 18. Five per
sons are under arrest, and one is a
fugitive from justice, as a conse
quence of a raid on the home of
Mrs. Jennie Stanoshck in Iowa City.
Her son. Fred Stanoshck, has fled
again having previously "jumped"
his $6,000 cash bond at Greenville,
Ky., where he was held on a charge
of stealing; Mr. and Mrs. Eugene
Campbell, Mrs. -Stanoshck, her
daughter, Mrs. Pauline Fiiil. and
Karl Cox are in custody. Cox and
Campbell have been turned over to
Sheriff John Miller of Rock Island
county, Illinois, who wants the::i on
a burglary charge at Milan, III.
Several thousand dollars worth of
automobiles, auto accessories, re
volvers, guns, rifles, clothing, jewel
ry, ctc were recovered in the Stan
Several hundred dollars' worth of
auto accessories have been identified
by Leo Kessler, whose garage was
robbed at Solon, la.; several hun
dred dollars more arc represented
by clothing and other property, iden
tified by William Thompson, as
goods stolen from the store of his
father and himself, at Milan; still
another big sum is saved by the re
covery of linens, chinawarc, etc.,
stolen from Iowa university hospitals
and dormitories and Iowa City hotels,
wherein some of the suspects worked
Omaha School Teacher Dies
Scottsbluff. Aug. 19. (Special.)
Miss Agnes Lackey, for the pi.st sev
eral years a teacher in the Omaha
schools and formerly county superin
tendent of Scottsbluff county, died
here this morning. She is survived
by a sister, Mrs. Amnion Downar,
Of Grain in Fall
Now Is Forecast
Salt Lake Man Tells 1. C. C.
Farmers Will Be Forced to
Sell to Pay Long De
Washington, Aug. 19. Heavy rail
movement of grain will continue this
fall in spite of high freight rates and
low market prices, H. W. Prickett of
the Salt Lake City traffic bureau told
the Interstate Commerce commission
today. Farmers will he compelled to
sell and take a loss, he said, to meet
long deferred debts. The testimony
was given in connection with the
investigation of rates on grain and
hay in western states.
lTnless carriers reduce the rales on
grain, however, the movement will be
curtailed greatly after this year be
cause many fanners are abandoning
their farms, Mr. Trickett said.
In ralnilaiino' future freicht rates
the commission should figure on an
increased grain movement during the
next few years, provided freight
rates arc reduced, the witness con
tended. He presented figures on car
earnings, intended to show that the
movement of wheat is more profit
able to the carriers than many other
W. S. Hanson, a Utah fanner and
banker, said fanners in his st.ite ex
hausted their credit at the banks,
which as a rule are not forcing
liquidation as they know' it would
bring about even more serious condi
tions. Murder Suspects Removed
To Prevent Mob Violence
Great Bend, Kas.. Aug. 19. Fear
ing violence toward Dr. W. A.
Nixon, a physician, ntid Nov Hayes,
an employe of the Standard Oil
company, both of this city, at rested
Thursday morning on murder
charges in connection with tlu death
July 7, of Arthur C. Banta. attorney,
whose body was found beside bis
automobile on a lonely road three
miles from Great Bend, county of
ficials this morning removed them
to other towns.
Both Nixon and Hayes protested
Two Escaped Convicts
Caught in South Dakota
Sioux Fall?, S. D Aug. 19.
(Special.) -After being at liberty
less than 48 hours, Joe Foreman and
Lewis Whitmarsh. who escaped
from the Sioux Falls penitentiary by
aid of a false key and a rope, were
recaptured last night about 15 mile
south of Siotix Falls. Foreman is a
quarter-blood Indian ml his dexter
ity with a lariat enabled him t
throw the rope so they could escape
over the 30-foot wall surrounding
Tel. Doug. 5347
Dr. Bur horn9 s
It is the pressure on the nerves that
yuses nervousness, headaches, backaches,
, Sumatism, neuritis, liver, stomach and
kidney troubles. Have the cause removed
and you get well.
An X-Ray of your spine will show the
exact location of the misplacement that is
producing the - pressure upon the nerves
that causes your trouble.
Adjustments are 12 for $10.00 or 30
for $25.00. Private adjusting rooms. My
Council Bluffs office is located in the
Wickham Block. Hours 9 a. in. to 7:30
1 it '
The Rug, Picture and
Now on Sixth Floor.
Is Now Located on the 4th Floor of
the Enlarged Brandeis Stores
Saturday Sale of Men's Sample
Work Gloves and Auto Driving Gloves
At Just About Manufacturers' Cost
Samples of .the Celebrated "Lion" Work Gloves and Eisendraths'
Work Gloves in either wrist length or gauntlets, values 1.00 to 1.50; special,
per pair, only a few seconds, at
Work Gloves In either wrist length or
gauntlets; values 1.65 to 2.35; special,
Work Gloves In either wrist length or
gauntlets; values 2.50 to 3.50; special,
Automobile Driving Gauntlet Gloves, values
3.00 to 3.50; special, per pair,
Automobile Gauntlet Driving Gloves, val
ues 4.00 to 5.00 ; special, per pair,
Sale of Men's Union Suits
Men's Athletic Union Suits; air sizes, 34 to OC
50; values 1.35 to 2.00; special, per suit, OJC
Men's Knit Union Suits Sizes 34 to 46; 1 A A
values, 1.50 to 2.00; special, per suit, l.UU
Main Floor Mens Store
Visit Our New Mens Clothing Store
Fourth Floor Brandeis Stores-Enlarged Bldg.
Q s 4-ii rl s i Finely Finished Suits
At TWO PRICES
Men's and Young Men's
Values $25 to $h0
These suits are fashioned of unusually good quality all-wool
fabrics; cassimeres, worsteds and cheviots; in the most prefer
able patterns. About 600 suits in the entire lot; all sizes;
priced for Saturday, 18.50
Men's and Young
Values $45 to $65
TTnnrli'prls nf tViA hpet nnrl finpsr. Knits vnn pvpr saw fnr tho
money. Hart Schaffner & Marx and other well-known makes;! A
excellent selection; many suits can oe worn an winter.
Brandeis Stores Enlarged Building Fourth Floor East
Men's High Shoes
In a Special H OC
Selling at per pair ' OU
Regular $9 to $12 Values
There are 364 paiys in this group, broken lots from our regular stocks; all ex
cellently made of serviceable leathers; choice of black or brown kid or calf;
English, medium round and broad toe lasts; made by Henry Cort, J. P. Smith,
Beals & Pratt and other well-known makers; a remarkable opportunity for sav
ing, indeed, at this low price; per pair, 7.85
Special Men's Oxfords
2G8 pairs Men's Oxfords and High Shoes sizes broken; values
6.00 to 8.00; very special, per pair
Main Floor Mens Store
These two specials are real values and are just
the trunks that would do for that August trip.
Be here early as they won't last long.
We are (howing good tolid trunk, covered with olive enam
eled black steel; hardwood slats and brass plated trimmings;
fancy paper linings; 3-inch covered tray; Q QC
a 15.00 value, now at Ov
Another good trunk is covered with Olive enameled steel bind
ing, with cross bands riveted clear through on both sides; full
sized covered tray, with hat box; two brass locks i f QC
and good trimmings? a 16.50 value, at X VeOO
Main Floor Mens Store
Men! The New Fall Hats
A special tale of SOO Men's
Felt, Cloth and Wool Hats.
-Many are silk lined, with
leather sweats; all are new
styles and very good values
Your new Fall Stetion it
here. All the smart styles
in the new shades of seal
brown, Manila, mint, to
bacco, iron and filbert No
man should be without one.
They are a saving in the
long run, and are now rea
sonably priced from
Capt for every occasion in
assorted colors and styles,
priced from 505- to 2.00
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