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THE BEE: OMAHA, MONDAY. AUGUST 22, 1921.
By Woman in Case
Signing Lovcr'a Name to
Checks Give Police Tip
Revenge for Refusal to
Marry Says Man.
Geneva, Neb., Aug. 2!. (Special.)
Cherchez la femme.
This motto of French detectives
was overlooked by sleuths seeking to
obtain the $300 reward offered by
Chris Claussen, 80, for information
leading to the arrest of the man who
robbed him of $16 October 17, 1920.
It remained for Lincoln police to
connect the links of evidence that re
sulted in William Staritz of Ohiowa
being bound over to the district court
by Justice of the Peace Hamilton
here in connection with the robbery
nearly a year after it happened.
Anna Stejskal is the woman in the
case. Two homes have been broken
by her and now on her testimony her
former lover is in jail.
The tangled threads of the mystery
began to unravel in Lincoln when
police questioned the right of Anna
to sign the name of Staritz to checks.
Questioning by police brought out
her life story and ended with the ar
rest of Staritz charged with the rob
bery. Anna first separated from her hus
band, Frank Gerard. On her account
Staritz and his wife then separated,
dividing their property.
At Stariti' hearing she testified
that she accompanied him in an auto
mobile to the home of the aged
bachelor, who was reported to have
a large sum of money in his posses
sion. It is said he deposited the
money on the day of the robbery.
She testified that she attempted to
prevent him going into the house,
but that he ordered her to remain in
the car and started toward the house
alone. Before going, she told the
court, he tied a handkerchief over
Staritz claims that the woman
made up the story out of revenge,
because he refused to marry her.
All of the principals reside "near
Des Moines Policeman
Exonerated for Death
Of Woman by Jury
Des Moines, la., Aug. 21. (Special
Telegram.) Police Officer Don Par
rott was exonerated of the death of
Mrs. August Hast. August 16, by a
coroner's jury. Mrs. Hast was
killed by a revolver shot fired by
Tarrott at 3 in the morning as she
was standing at the window of her
. Parrott wa firing in the air to
stop M. T. Jopes, a bus driver, who
ran when Parrott accosted him from
the police car. Jones thought Par
rot and Officer Hardenbrook, who
was with him, were holdup men. The
verdict of the coroner's jury was that
Parrott was at the time in perform
ance of his duties as an officer, that
the killing of Mrs. Hast was acciden
tal and that no blame attached to
; Mrs. W. A. Crozier had a nar
row escape from being shot at the
time of Mrs. Hast's death. Like
Mrs. Hast, she ran to her window,
attracted by the shooting just as a
bullets hattered the window jamb
where she was standing. ,
Money Found Among
Papers of Bank Teller
Denver, Aug. 21. Two thousand
dollars in currency was found today
in an envelope among some old
paper belonging to Edwin F. Morse,
former head teller at the Interna
tional Trust company here, who is
missing and charged in a federal
warrant with having absconded with
more than $75,000 of the bank's
funds- , , r
The money was found by Mrs.
Morse, the missing teller's invalid
wife, according to John Evans, pres
ident of the trust company, who
said the young woman came to the
bank and returned it. Mrs. Morse
said the envelope containing the
money had been given to her by
Mr. Morse along with other per
The finding of the $2,000 today
accounts for more than $3,000 of the
funds Morse is accused of having
Iowa Rail Commisiioners
Nephew -Killed in Plane
Waucoma, la., Aug. 21.-(Special
Telegram;) Ross Bright, 24, and the
pilot of an airplane in which he was
riding were killed at Preston. Minn.
Bright was the nephew of State
Railroad Commisisoner Charles
Webster. He was the proprietor of
moving picture theaters at Waucoma
and Preston, His neck and both
arms were broken in the fall.
San Francisco, Aug. 20. Kiyo Maru,
Karatsu; Buckeye Stat. Baltimore.
Cenola, Aug. IS. San Giorgio, New
Plymouth, Aug. 20 Minna Kahada,
Cherbourg, Aug. 10. Olympic, New
Tokohama, Aug. 17. Saleir, San Fran
ciaco for Batavla.
Adelaide, .Aug. II. Weat Hl-ton, Seat
Liverpool, Aug. II. Melwu Maru, Port
Hankow, Aug. IS. Siberia Maru, San
Boaton, Aug. .0 Andrea F. Lucken
bach. San Franciaco.
Philadelphia, Aug. 10. Clemenca C.
Norfolk, Aug. 20. Ralfku Maru, Port
land. Southampton, Aug. JO. Olympic,
St. Michaele, Aug. Aaia. New Tork.
Constantinople, Aug. JO. Qui DJemal,
New Tork. Aug. 10. Albany, Liverpool;
Noordam. Rotterdam; Algeria, Olaagow;
Celtic Liverpool; Lapland. Antwerp;
Stockholm. Qothenberg; Niagara, Havre;
Fatrla. Naplea and Marseilles.
Liverpool. Aug. 10. Cedrie, New
Hongkong. Aug. IT. City of. Spokane,
Shanghai, Aug. IT. Tal Yomaru, San
Tokohama, Aug. IT. China, San Fran
cisco. . .
Xew Orleans. Aug. JO. Dramatist, San
Francisco; Steel Exporter, Seattle.
Fensacola, Aug. 20. Abertatalla IX.
Wife of "Soap King"
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According to Mrs. William Col-
pate, who, at ban Diego, Cal., sued
the "Soap King" for divorce, charg
ing desertion, "it was too much
mother-in-law, too much Mrs. Wil
liam Hoyt Colgate, sr."
"I felt she was hostile," said the
youtfiful but sad-faced complainant
as the chubby William Hoyt Col
gate, 3d, played on her knee, so I
decided to ask her the reason, and
she said: "I hate you because you
stole my son's love from me."
I he fair divorcerseeker alleges
that the mother-inlaw "nagged" her
on every occasion. Mrs. Colgate
says she has not seen her husband
for two years. Although she is prac
tically without funds, she wants none
of the Colgate money, excepting $50
a month to support her son.
Lone Bandit Rifles
Bank Vault of $17,249
In Daylight Holdup
Bay City, Mich., Aug. 21. A lone
bandit held up the Farmers' State
Savings bank at Kawkawlin, about
five miles north of here, shortly be
fore closing time Saturday after
noon, locked the cashier and his as
sistant in the bank vault and es
caped with cash and Liberty bonds
amounting to $1749. ,
The robbery occurred a few min
utes before 3 o'ciock. The bandit,
a stranger who is said to have ap
peared in the bank on one previous
occasion about a week ago, asked
to have a dollar's worth of nickels.
As the cashier turned to accommo
date him, he found himself facing
two revolvers. The bandit made his
way into the cashier's cage, forced
that official to tie the hands of his
assistant and marched both into the
vault, where he put all visible cash
and the Liberty bonds into a suit
cas'e. He then locked the vault door,
with the two bank employes inside
and made his escape.
The robbery was not discovered
until nearly three hours later and
the cashier and his assistant were
Final Vote on Senate
Farmers' Relief Bill
Scheduled for Monday
Washington, Aug. 21. General
debate in the house on the senate
agricultural relief bill was completed
Saturday, with a vote on passage
scheduled for. Monday.
When the house adjourned a mo
tion by Representative Wingo, dem
ocrat, Arkansas, to recommit the
measure was pending. He contended
provisions should be added to author
ize the war finance corporation to
purchase $200,000,000 of farm loan
bonds and to make loans directly to
The bill would make $1,000,000,000
available to the corporation for facili
tating the exportation of farm pro
ducts. A number of changes have
been made in it by the house and if
passed, the measure will go to con
ference. Representative Luce, republican,
Massachusetts, assailed the bill,
charging that it would work out to
the benefit of the German manufac
turers in "their new commercial war
Reds Working to Bring
About Revolt in U. S.
(Continued From l'aie One.)
county, New Jersey. Stumps were
used for seats. Before it ended the
66 delegates engaged in a free-for-all
Since then meetings have been
held in lofts, old warehouses and
boarding houses patronized solely by
foreigners. Care is being taken to
admit no "boobs" to membership,
meaning anyone who is bothered by
scruples or loyalty to the United
States by family ties, bonds of
friendship or anything else that
would cause him to hesitate to obey
the orders to destroy.
The Wall street bomb explosion
and botnbs.sent through the mails
recently are examples of the perils
of complacency. Close watch is be
ing kept upon these plotters, but it
is admitted they are growing
stronger all the time. The bolshe
vists are not gaining many recruits
among the negroes, the great ma
jority of whom remain loyal to the
United States, but the cities are
proving a fruitful field.
19 Lawyers File Mandamus
To Get Soldier Position
Des Moines, Aug. 21. (Special
Telegram.) The 19 attorneys for
Fred C. McCutchen filed a petition
in the district court asking manda
mus compelling W. J. Burbank,
treasurer of state, and other mem
bers of the executive council to place
McCutchen in the position of assis
tant treasurer of state, in place of
McCoy, recently appointed. The
soldiers' preference law is the basis
of McCutchen's claim. Hearing will
come up in district court during Sep
An investment that pays big
dividends Bee want ads.
To Criticism M
President Says Present Tangle
Is Wholly Inheritance From
In Letter to Jones.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Bee Leased Wire.
Washington, Aug. 21. President
Harding today went to the aid of
the shipping board and undertook
to answer the storm of criticism i
which broke in the senate, largely on
the democratic side, against he man
agement of the American mercantile
He wrote a letter to Senator
Jones of Washington, chairman of
the senate commerce committee, in
which he conceded the existence of
"an intolerable state of affairs" and
bluntly charged that it "is wholly
an inheritance from the previous ad
ministration." The letter was read
into the record in connection with
the debate on the pending bill ap
propriating $48,500,000 to begin
cleaning up the deficit in the ship
ping administration's financial situ-
Af tlio cam time Chairman Las-
ker of the shipping board wrote a
letter to Senator McCormick of Illi- i
nois, in which he responded to the
demands of senators tor a reaen
nition of the administration's mer
chant marine policy. .
Mr. Lasker insisted that his orig
inal estimate that the shipping board
needed $500,000,000 to car up debts
inherited from the previous admin
istration was correct.
President Harding praised Mr
Lasker's work highly and defended
his practice of employing capable and j
costly legal talent to detena me gov
ernment in the pending claim suits
aggregating $200,000,000. He also
insisted that "overpayment" had been
avoided in the selection of experts to
advise the shipping board. He de
clared that the shipping board would
require the services of the most ca
pable shipping men thai could be
found to help untangle the condition
of affairs, "which have shocked the
country and given the congress such
Following the reading of the presi
dent's letter, the senate adjourned
until Monday without acting on the
No Estate Left by Wife
Of "Bill" Haywood
San Francisco, Aug. 21. Mrs. Jane
Minor Haywood, wife of William D.
Haywood, former leader of the In
dustrial Workers of the World, who
fled to Russia to escape a 20 years'
prison sentence and. a $15,000 fine for
conspiracy to obstruct the govern
ment's war efforts, left no estate when
she died at Winnemucca, Nev., two
years ago, it became known here to
day. This would dispose of any
chance that United States District
Attorney F. Clyne of Chicago might
have had in attempting to collect the
fine from her estate.
News dispatches last Monday from
Chicago said that Mr. Clyne was con
templating action to recover the fine
because Mrs. Haywood died without
leading a will and under such cir
cumstances the Nevada law awards
one-third of the estate to the hus
band. Haywood left his wife and
two children many years asro. but so
tar as known they never were di
vorced. ,.; ,
Man Sells Theaters
To Enter Ministry
Chicago Tribune-Omaha, Be Leased Wire.
Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 21 Arthur
B. Merriman, owner and manager
of the Arcadia, Alcazar and Frank
lin theaters here, has disposed of
all three play houses and annouanced
he will study for the Episcopal min
istry. Merriman says the screens preach
their silent sermons every day, but
he does not believe they are reach
ing as many people-as possible. The
screen sermons cried out to him to
speak for them, he says;
When a youth, Merriman says, he
wanted to enter the ministry, but
lacked funds. ; $1 e had graduated
from college, but-instead of prepar
ing to become a divinity 'student, he
gave tip his plans on the advice of
friends. He came here 10 years ago
and entered the motion picture field.
1816 Diary Reveals N. Y.
Had Snow-Bound Summer
Naples, N. Y., Aug. 21. Perliaps
if the citizen of today had been on
earth in the year 1816, especially in
the summer of that period, he would
not be peeved so easily over a sud
den rise in the temperature. It has
been revealed in a diary which was
handed down from an earlier gen
eration to John P. Coons, who re
cently died here, that the summer of
1816 was one of "ice and desola
tion." In June of this yeai, reads the
diary, ice a half inch thick formed on
the streams in Ontario county and
snow to a depth of three inches was
recorded. The crops were destroyed
and people wore heavy, winter cloth
ing. In the home grates and ye old
iron stoves brightly burned the one,
two and three feet cut oak and
hickory logs to keep the cold out.
There was much suffering. So se
vere was the frost that the efforts of
farmers to raise crops were futile.
The remaining "left over" from the
1815 corn crops brought $5 a bush
el. Breadstuffs were prohibitive in
The "cold and icy" weather con
tinued more or less, until September
of 1816, says the diary, which also
makes known that the people "imag
ined that the heat of the sun had be
Californian Finds Brother
After Search of 20 Yean
St. Louis, Mo., Aug. 21. Herman
J. Schutte of Los Angeles has found
his brother, Frank, after 20 years of
searching. A story in a local news
paper announced that Herman was
here searching for his brother, from
whom he received a last letter 20
years ago. Frank, a railroad man,
read the story. He found his
Prayers for Famine Sufferers
Offered iii All Moscow Churches
Religious Holiday Turned Into Gale Occasion by
Inhabitants of Russian City Maimed Soldiers
Line Streets, Asking for Alms.
By FLOYD GIBBONS.
Chicago Tribune Cable, Copyright,
Moscow, Aug. 21. Prayers for the
relief of the famine and cholera suf
ferers were offered today in all the
1,600 churches in Moscow. Today
was a religious holiday and the gov
ernment offices were closed. Crowds
packed the streets, parks and
churches. Everyone was arrayed in
his best gala attire, the men with
clean white shirts worn outside the
trousers, and the women in white
dresses, waists and men's half hose,
which seem to have become regular
feminine attire, due to the shortage,'
if not total absence, of long stock
ings. Maimed soldiers, cripples and beg
gars in rags were lined tip in front
of the churches, asking alms. Old
men and women carrying trays sold
chunks of black bread, a few white
rolls, apples, plums, pears and eggs
along the streets. Everybody seemed
to be munching something, but in a
two-hour drosky ride around the
city, costing 80,000 roubles, my
driver was not able to find a single
restaurant at which a meal could be
obtained, although two or three were
reported in existence since the gov
ernment lifted the ban on the private
sale of food.
Absence of Drinking Noted.
While thousands of bells, chimes
and gongs peated Out their tidings
from the gilded domes and towers,
thousands took advantage of the
warm sunshine by bathing in the
Moscow river, which was dotted
from bank to bank through the cen
ter of the city with gleaming pink
bodies, undaunted by the bathing
suit famine. Old residents remarked
on the total absence of drunkenness ;
or drinking, which was the fashion the subject of America's future re
in the old days before prohibition. Ilation with Russia.
New Evidence in
Attorney for Defendants Pre
dicts Burch Will Be Able
To Establish Com
Los Angeles, Aug. 21. Prediction
that a "complete alibi" would be es
tablished for Arthur C. Burch, in
dicted with Mrs. Madelynne Oben
chain for the alleged murder of J.
Belton Kennedy, was made by
Richard Kittrelle. of counsel for
the defendants. The attorney did not !
go into details, but said he was con
fident Burch would be able to ac
count for every moment of his time
on the night of August 5, when Ken
nedy was shot to death.
The case against Mrs. Obenchain,
he said, would fall because "there
was no evidence to convict her."
A conference between Kittrelle,
his partner, Paul W. Schenck, and
Kalph K. Obenchain, former hus-
j band and attorney for Madelynne
unenctiain, will be held tomorrow,
it was stated, to prepare for the ap
pearance of the defendants in court
Monday to plead to the indictment.
Another development was the an-
nouncement of Obenchain that he 1
would demand that the prosecution
produce letters he declared were in
the possession of J. D. Kennedy,
father of the dead man. He did not
indicate what the letters were, except
to say he believed they had an "im
portant bearing" on the case. At
the district attorney's office it was
said no information had been re
ceived of any letters of this kind.
R. C.' King. a gunsmith' who was
reported to have identified a gun-
. . r v . . U C a 1
P ,uumi ""."'ccji-u -i
July 2, said he had discovered there
were- discrepancies and he believed
the two were not identical. Plans
to have him confront Burch were
abandoned by the sheriff's office. The
prosecution contends Bnrch was i
seen the jiight of the shooting near
the point where the gunstock was
found on the beach.
Cautious Citizens Ask
To Have Liquor Tested
New York, Aug. 21 Cautious
citizens bearing samples of their
nrivatA stnr- ifrArA ths envprn-
ment's liquor testing laboratory in ' electrical engineer, comes here Sep
the federal buildinif todav and im- I ttrrber 1 as superintendent of dis-
plored the chemists to test the stuff
t .. s ". . i n
at once. They had heard reports
that the government was to place
its facilities at the disposal of citi
zens to save the public from the
consequences of drinking wood al
cohol and the like. None was bold
enough to bring more than an
ounce or two in a bottle.
Chief Chemist R. A. Edson told
them that he had received no au
thority from Washington to make
such tests and turned them away.
Tourists Camping Park
Planned at Plattsmouth
Plattsmouth, Neb., Aug. 21.
(Special.) The city council is ar
ranging to purchase additional acre
age adjoining its undeveloped park I
on Washington avenue, over which
cars passing through town on the!
Knn . , . ... . I
. 1. travel, and providing a tour .
lSt Camping ground as Well as a
municipal children's playground.
Garfield park, located in another
part of the city, will also be con
tinued. A movement is on foot to
name the new park Edward Ripple
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fm J" HVIlU't Ul WS33 V.UUIIIJ a nisi
soldier killed in the world war.
gram. ) Postmasters
ed as follows:
20. (Special Tele
have been appoint-
Nebraska Louis Winkley at Burress,
Fillmore county, vice D, D. Uutcher. re
signed. Iowa Agnes Rochelle st Linby, Jeffer
son county, vice R. L. Scott, resigned;
Jay F. Batten at Olmlts, Luce county,
vice Lela Kirkman, resigned.
Wyoming Ruth L. Burnett at Crow
heart, Fremont county, vice A. Darnsll,
As yet I have received no au
thentic news from the famine area.
The American and English depart
ment of the soviet foreign office says
no news has been received. Re
quests for permission to travel to the
Volga region during the last two
days have all been deferred, await
ing action, but the foreign office is
not able to promise a date for de
parture. Railways in Bad Shape.
The government attributes the de
lay to difficulties of transportation.
However, government officials ex
press fear that when the actual fam
ine conditions are witnessed by for
eign observers and published, the
world will quickly attribute the en
tire tragedy to the bolsheyist gov
ernment, which is now taking pains
to point out to the correspondents
that famines have been the rule in
Russia for centuries. They declare
that the situation is especially bad
now because of the condition of the
railways which were not able to
cope with the country's needs be
fore the war, while at present they
are only a shadow of their former
selves by reason of seven years of
internal and external fighting.
Opposed to this view of the sit
uation is the fact that as far as I
am' able to ascertain, no American
observer has yet inspected the fam
ine area to discover whether condi
tions are as bad as reported, or
Although the workers in the gov
ernment offices in Moscow are turn
ing in their gold and silver orna
ments to help the famine sufferers,
I have found that the official circles
are more interested in the political
situation. All discussions of the
famine question, are coubled with
Huge Sums to Be Spent
In United States For
Russian Relief , Work
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wire.
Washington, Aug. 21. Under
American relief plans for the starv
ing people of Russia, large sums of
money are to be spent in the-United
States immediately for cereals! and
other foods, according , ..to an, an
nouncement by Secretary : of Com
merce Hoover who has charge of
the American Relief administration.
Most of the food supplies for the
great undertaking will .be purchased
i this country and it is estimated
hat the final outlay needed will total
$10,000,000, which include the expen
ditures of administration abroad.
Officials ;.of the relief administra
tion were arranging today for the
charter of several steamships at New
Yo.k to carfy t.he food cargoes.
Plans are being made bv Secre
tary Hoover for a meeting next week
of representatives of principal Amer
ican organizations that are to co
operate in the Russian, relief plan.
New Trolly Franchise Is
Proposed in Des Moines
Des Moines, la., Aug. 21. F.
C. Chambers, receiver for the Des
Moines City Railway company, and
representatives of. its - bondholders
met with members "of the retail
merchants .committee and submitted
a draft of a proposed new franchise
written by attorneys for A. VV.
Harris interest at Chicago. Cham
bers, declined to discuss the pro
posal, but said that it anticipated
a new 25-year contract with the city.
It is generally, predicted that Des
Moines will be without street cars
for several more days at least.
Railroads Announce Cut
In Rate on Canned Goods
Spokane, Aug. 21. Marked re
ductions in freight rates on canned
goods, dried fruits and vegetables,
noe o n -I Kaimo -1i.. A Iava
J'vbj oiiu yvoua in vai luau iui3,
.shipped from Spokane territory to
eastern points, were announced by
transcontinental railroads. They will
be effective August 22.
The rates affect shipments from
Spokane, Walla Walla, Yakima and
rnact nmnt tn all Mctprn trritrtrw
extending from St. Paul;,Omaha and
Denver to the Atlantic seaboard, it
was announced. v
Plattsmouth Youth Will
Have Charge of Power Plant
Plattsmouth, Neb., Aug. 21. (Spe
cial.) W. K. Fox, jrV a Platts
mouth boy, who has been employed
Dy the Uregon rower company as
tribution in the employ of the Ne
braska Gas and Electric company.
Since leaving Oregon several months
ago Mr. Fox has been connected
with the company at Stella in a like
Ohio Man Commits Suicide
In Denver Sanitarium
Denver, Aug. 21. Frank T. Bau
hof, . Alliance (O.) business man,
ended his life today by sending a
bullet through the roof of his mouth
as he sat in a window.at a local san
Bigsprlng, Neb. Mayor George E. Junge
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DeWltt. Neb. Miss Lauretta Ladner nf
De-Witt and D,le Reld of Swaiuon were
Rev. E. L. Jeambly. They were attended
by the bride's sister. Miss Blanche Lad
ner, and Edward Reld, brother of tho
groom. The bride wore a charming gown
ot white satin and georgette. Her veil
of tull c wa" held m place by ash I
lilies of the valley and she carried a'
boquet of white Ophelia roses. Miss Lad
ner graduated from the DeWitt High
school last year. Mr. Reld is a farmer
living near Swanton. After the ceremony
a lovely three-course luncheon was served
at the home of the bride's parents, Mr.
and Mra. John Ladner. Immediately
after the young couple left on a motor
trip to Kansas.
Leigh, Neb. Percy Fowler and Miss
Helen Thaden were married at the Catho
lic church at Howella. Immediately after
the ceremony they returned to Leign
where a wedding dinner was served et
the home of the bride's brother. They
left the same day for Colorado points,
where they will spend their honeymoon, i
Mm. Swan Benson.
Fremont, Neb, Funeral services for
Mra Swan Benson, who died ot diabetes
were held In the Baptist church. Mrs.
Benson had been 111 tor several months
and Just recently suffered a stroke ot
Mra, C. K. Schaeffrr.
Fremont. Neb. Mrs. C. R. Schaeffer.
67, died August 16 following a prolonged
illness. 8he was born In West Prussia
and came to Nebraska with her parents
at the age of 9. The family formerly
resided at West Point, She Is survived
by her husband and two dsughtera. She
was married In Fremont In 1SSI and
hns made her home in this city since
Be. F. C. Bachemeler.
Fremont. Nob. Rev. Frederick Chris
tian Haehemeler, IS, former paator of
the Evangelical association of Fremont,
.died at his home In Elmwood.
Fremont, Neb. Henry Schwade. 20,
died at the Fremont hospital following
several 'operations for an abscess on the
lungs. He had been a patient In the
hospital for four weeks and has been
seriously 111 for three months. He was
born In Fontenelle, Neb., and lived there
until tha time of hla death. He Is sur
vived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John
Schwade; two brothers, I. eland and Chas
ter; one sister, Mrs. Lloyd Depew, all
(remoajt, Neb. Roscoe Hlmmernd died
August 14 at the home of his brother-in-law,
Harry Padden, four miles weat of
Fremont. The young man was born In
Springfield. Neb., January 12, 1883, and
has been an Invalid hla entire life from
epitepsey. The body was taken to Al
bion for burial.
Fremont, Neb. A huge crowd attend
ed the funeral of Oeorge Gibson, held
In the Christian church here August 14.
The services were conducted by Rev. W.
H. Buss. Many friends from out of
town were In attendance. The pallbear
ers were A. W. Murphy, J. Howard Heine,
D. J. Springer. Henry Nlebaum. Francis
Jensen and 'William Meyer of Hooper.
Mrs. Charlotte Beadlnger.
West Point, Neb. Mrs. Charlotte Read
inger has received a telegram from tha
government stating that the body of her
son, Douglas, who died of wounds re
ceived In France, would arrive in New
Tork, August 25. He died on September
27, 1918. He held the rank of sergeant
major of Company 1) of the 364th In
fantry. Mis Anna Nelman.
West Polpt, Neb. Miss Anna Nelman,
60, died at her home In this city. Fu
neral services were held at the Evangeli
cal Lutheran church, Rev. Strauss offi
ciating. William Bettenhausen.
West Point. Neb. Word was received
by William BeCtenhausen. sr., that the '
body of hla son, William, haa been sent i
S C. 1 .1 -...-!.. T U
young man died November 7. 118 from
wounds received on the battle field.
. Peter Younger.
Geneva, . Neb. The funeral of Peter
Youngers, who died at hla summer home
In Mercer, Wis., was held in Geneva. The
sermon was preached by Rev. Thomas
Griffiths of Columbus and the Maaonlc
lodge was In charge of tha service. Mr.
Youngers was a pioneer resident of Fill
more county, having came here from
New York In 1871. He was known
throughout the state and the west because
of the nursery buslnesa conducted at
Geneva for many years In partnership
with A. J. Brown. Mr. Youngers was
president of the state board of agricul
ture for two terms and a member of the
board seven years. He had been treas
urer of the state horticultural society for
83 years. The funeral was probably th
largest ever held here. Mr. Youngers Is
survived by his wife and two daughters,
Mrs. R. A. Burns of Geneva and Mrs.
Lionel Henkle, who divides r.'er time be
tween Kearney and Geneva.
Chris Pari I.
Pawnee City. Neb. Chris Pari! 78. one
of the old prominent settlers of this
section, died at his country horns siuth
of hero. Funeral services were held in the
Ijnited Brethren church; south of Pawnee
York, Neb. Mrs. L, M. Wertzbaugh, 30,
died at the family home here. Mrs.
Wertzbaugh was the daughter of Mr. and
.Mrs. B. V. Woods and was born In York,
She Is survived by her husband, fatjicr
and mother, besides eix children, the
youngest being only 12 days old.
Mrs. 3. B. Leaher.
Grand Island, Neb. Mrs. J. B. Lesher
died at her home here after an extend
ed illness. Funeral services were held in
the home Sunday. . .
William ,1. Morcumb.
Grand Island Neb. Funeral aervlots
for William J. Morcumb, 30. who died
of typhoid fever at Laa Cruces, N. M.,
were held in this city.
Grand Island, Neb.-The Infant daugh
ter of Mr. and "Mrs. John Blxenir.an,
11 months, died In this city following
a short Illness. Funeral services were
held Jn St. Marys Catholic churcn.
. F(dna Grace Mofflt.
Grand Island, Neb. Edna Uraco Mof
fit, 21 died here. She cam to Grand
Island recently from Colorado. The body
was taken to Marquette, Is'eb., for in
terment. Lagrange Haney.
Beatrice, Neb. Mrs. Sadie B. Haney
received a telegram from the War de
partment stating that the body of hf
husband. Lagrange Haney, the first Gage
county man to fall on the battlefield
In France, had reached an eastern port
and would be brought here for burial. He
was a member of Company n, 23d In
fantry. He was a son of William Haney
of this city.
Mrs. A. B. Harrington.
Pawnee City, Neb. Mrs. A. B. JIar
rington died at her home in University
Place. With her husband, who is now
dead, and her two sons and their fami
lies she lived In Pawnee City for many
Elbert II. Taylor.
Fawnee City, Neb. Word has been re
relved here that the body of Elbert H.
Taylor, son of W. B. Taylor of this city,
who died in Franco during the war, will
arrive at Ilobokcn, N. J., August 25. It
will be split to Urecnleaf, Kan., for bur
ial. Taylor died in a French hospital
from the flu.
Aivah L. Hloan.
Gibbon, Neb. The body of Alvah L,
Sloan, te first soldier from this com
munity to be killed in action In France
during the world war, was brought to
Gibbon for burial. The young man was
killed during a battle at Avrlncourt,
France, in August, 1918, while serving as
a mounted orderly.
Shelton post No, 297, American Legion,
will have charge of the services, which
are to be held In the Davis park at Gib
bon Sunday. A military escort will ac
company the body to Gibbon and it will
be burled with full military honors.
Callaway, Neb. Word has been re
ceived here of the death of William Roby,
a farmer living west of here. .
Mrs. Carl Hofferrr.
West Point, Neb. Word has been re
ceived here of the death of Mrs. Carl
Hofferer, 80, who died at C'relghton. She
was the mother of Mrs. Henry Schwed
helm of this city.
A. i. Huxford.
Central City, Neb. A, J. Huxford, old
time settler of Merrick county, died at tha
home of his son, Charles Huxford In this
city, . Mr,, Huxford and his family came
to this county in 1871 and settled just out
side Central City. He Is survived by
two sons and five daughters.
'. It. Armstrong.
Wymote, Neb. C. B. Armstrong, "4. a
retired engineer, died at his home here.
V formerly lived at Hanover, Kan., and
the body was taken there for burial.
Wymore, Neb. Timothy Lee, 73. a pio
neer of Gage county, living near Wymore.
died after a prolonged illness. He is
survived by hla wife and a number of
Mrs. P. A. Hendricks.
Tork, Neb. Mrs. P. A. Hendricks of
McCool, died at the Clinic hospital after
a lingering Illness. She was born in
" " ' ' Mrs. E. P. Curran.
Tork. Neb. Word was received here
that Mrs. E. P. Curran died suddenly at
Ureeley, Neb. Mr. and Mrs. Curran
were residents of this city for a number
of yesrs, Mr. Curran was editor of tho
J. II. Halroyd.
Beatrice, Neb. J. B. Halroyd, 74, for
mer resident of the Pickreil vicinity, died
at his home in Kansas atler a brief III
ress. The funeral was held at Pickreil
and burial was in the Dunltard cemetery
Mrs. August Llnlilad.
Beatrice. Neb. Mrs. Auguwt Llnblad,
old resident of Beatrice, died at hor home
after a prolonged Illness. She lost her
In "Death Ring"
' Expected Soon
Confession by New York Pris
oner Likely to Lead to Ap
prebension of Six Mur
derers at Detroit.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Ilea Lmaed Wire.
New York, Aug. 21 The next
blow at the Camorra in this country
will be struck at Detroit, where it
is believed that six murderers will
be rounded up within the next 24
hours, according to a statement is
sued late today by Acting Captain
Michael Fiaschetti, head of the New
York Italian squad.
Lieut. Bert Mcl'herson, head of
Detroit's Italian squad, who with
Fiaschetti, questioned Bartolo Fon
tano, today wired his chief informa
tion that is expected to lead to the
campaign against the death ring
It is said that a number of murders
were explained today, including those
of Lieut. Joseph Petrosino, head of
the Italian squad here, who was
killed in 1907, and Sergt. Emmanuel
Rogers of the Detroit police, who
was slain there several years ago.
Authorities are not convinced that
confessions made by Bartola Fon
tano concerning the activities of the
Bonventre gang of "good killers,"
are true in all respects. Lieutenant
McPherson, who has had several
conferences with Fontano, said that
investigations in Detroit bear out
Fontano's disclosures in practically
every respect. In addition to the
numerous murders in and around De
troit, the Bonaventre gang engaged
in arson on a large scale. Merchants
whose business was languishing,
would insure their stocks or alleged
stocks, for all they could get and
hire members of the gang to burn
'Mike' Wren Held in Clarinda
On Charge of Murder
Clarinda, la., Aug. 21. Raymond .
(Mike) Wren is in the county jail
here charged with the murder of j
Ross Hammond of Baker, Cre., near j
Brad-lyville, three weeks ago. He
was ' night from St. Joseph, Mo., 1
by t Harry Borland on re
qui papers charging simply
"mui r." Wren's atorncys had
fought a first degree murder charge.
Captain of Schooner Is
Killed by Japanese Cool
San Francisco, Aug. 21. Captain
McCarron of the schooner Sophie
Christensen was killed at sea in a
fight with his Japanese cook and the
cook in turn killed by officers of the
vessel, which put in port here today
in a leaking condition, members of
the crew said tonight. The schooner
was en route from Gray's Harbor to
sight some time ago and never fully re
covered from injuries she received by
falling down stairs. Her husband an
one son, Charles, survive,
John F. Black.
McCook, Neb. Word comes from Flor
ida of the death recently in West Palrn
Beach of John F. Black, ona of the earli
est settlers of Red Willow county. Mr.
Black was ona of the Red Willow colony
that settled on Red Willow creek in 187.
before Red Willow county was organised.
He was a member of the hoard of di
rectors of the Republican Valley company,
of which J,' Sterling Morton was tha vlca
Beatrice. Neb. Fred Arnholt of Un
coin, 75,. traveling representative of the
American Life Insurance company, died
suddenly in his room at the Butler hotel
here of acute Indigestion. The body was
laaen to Lincoln lor Durtal.
Lucius Dewltt tor.
Nelson, Neb. The funeral of Lucius
uowitt Joy, one of the pioneers of Nuck
oils county, was held in the Methodist
church at Oak. Ha was a nativa of Mich
igan and came to Nebraska in an early
uay. xxis wire ana live cnuaren survive
Beatrice. Neb. William Tanner. 2. dIo.
neer of Cage county, died at the home
or ins sister, airs, j, li. Hollingworth. Mr.
Tanner recently located in Denver, tut
was seized -with heart trouble a few
weeks ago and returned to Beatrice at the
advloe of bis physician. He lived on a
farm east of Beatrice, and before going to
j-rnver mil uvea in ine county continu
ously for 62 years, A widow and two
Dr. .1. W. McRlbhin.
Beatrice. Neb. Funeral services for Pr
J. W. McKibbin, pioneer physician of Ad.
ams, who died suddenly at his borne,
were held on the lawn at his place, con
ducted by the Revs. Poole and Elliott.
The Masons had charge of the xervlcrs
ai me grave in Adams cemetery. Friends
from Lincoln. Beatrice and other points
in this section of the state attended the
services. The pallbearers were J. II
Kauffman. W. P.. Shaw, M. H. Smidt, II.
T. Francis. J. B. Zuver and F. B. Draper,
all old friends and business associates.
Mrs. John Relsrh.
Lyons, Neb. Mrs. John Reisch, pioneer
settler of this place, died at her home
south of Lyons.
Lyons, Neb. Tho body of Harvey Len
Ig arrived here from France where he
was wounded In tattle and died October,
12, 1111. He was a member of Company
O. 125th infantry. He was buried with
military honors Sunday. The services
were in charge of the American Legion.
His mother and father, Mr. and Mrs.
Peter Lenlg. live here.
Mrs. r. E. Kringle. I
Atlantic. Ia., Aug. 21. (Special Tele
gram.) Mrs. C. E. Kringle, wife of the '
auditor or Cass county, died in a hospital
here following an operation for appendi
citis. She had been in poor health for
several weeks. Mrs. Krlngel Is survived
by her husband and several children.
Two sons. Glen and Carl, served over
seas with Company M of the 188th Iowa
of the Rainbow division.
Atlantic, la. Isaac Sutton. 70. pioneer
of Atlantic, dropped dead at the home of
his son-in-law, John J. Rapp, assistant
postmaster. Mr. Sutton came to Atlan
tic a half century ago and for many
years was engaged in business as a con
tractor and builder.
Arthur C. Ilendrlekson.
Gothenburg. Neb. Funeral services
were held Sunday at the Svea Dal church
for Private Arthur C. Hendrlckeon whose
body arrived last week from overseas.
Hendrlckeon died in France January 30,
191. He is survived by a mother, a
brother and a sister.
Shelton. Neb. Jack, 4, son of Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Bennotson, died of infantile
paralvsls. The funeral was held Sunday
afternoon and the body taken to Grand
Island for burial.
Mrs. E. K. Von Nostran.
Leigh, Neb. The body of Mrs. E. E.
Van Nostran. one of the early pioneer
women of Colfax county, was brought
here for burial frem Los Angeles, Cel.,
where she died. Funerst services were
conducted by Rev. Inglls.
Mrs. Susan Oldershaw.
Sidney, Neb. Mrs. Susan Oldershaw,
S3, dropped dead at the door of hr
home of heart failure. Mrs, Oldrshaw
had lived in Sidney 40 years. She is sur
vived by three daughters.
Thoa. H. Thompson.
Sidney, Neb.- Thos. B. Thompson. 07.
died of cancer at his home in Sidney
after an illness of several months. He
is survived by four sons snd one daughter
beside his widow. He had been a resident
of Sidney lor several years.
State Attorney Wins . .
First Skirmish In
I Chicago Bank Case
Chicago Tribune-Omaha He laed Wire.
Chicago, Aug. 21. States Attor
ney Koiert t. t..rowe today won inc
first legal step in the fight to de
termine whether certain officials of
the Michigan Avenue Trust cotn
nanv should he held criminally liable
along with Warren G. Spurgin,
missing bank president, for tlie em
bezzlement of $1,250,000' from the in
stitution. All books and records of the
bank, together with correspondence
and telegrams, some of which may
have been received since Spurgin
departed, were ordered turned over
to assistant states attorneys by
Chief Justice McDonald.
In a petition filed early today
before the chief justice, Mr. Crowe
declared he had reasonable and
probable grounds to believe that a
number of crimes have been com
mited by persons other than Mr.
Spurgin and that an investigation
was being made to detective the ex
act persons guilty.
Deputies and Slate Troops .
Guard Knoxville City Jail
Knoxville, Tenn., Atttf. 21. With
the vicinity of the court house and
county jail under heavy guard of po
lice, deputies and National guards
men, the authorities expressed confi
dence that there would be no repeti
tion of disorders when at least 28
persons were wounded as a crowd
advanced upon the jail with the
avowed purpose of demanding a ne
gro prisoner held as a suspect for
assault on a white woman.
Of the 23 persons known to have
been wounded 26 were "sent to hos
pitals. One was discharged and two
ethers were able to go to their homes.
Of those remaining Clarence Leak
and I. E. Hull were reported in a se
New Lines Added to Supply
Tlprmrtmpnt nf Sunderland
The Sunderland Machinery and
Supply company has strengthened
its contractors' supply department
Uv aHrlinor tlii Sterlinc line of wheel- A
barrows and the Wonder line of a
concrete mixers, hoists, pumps and
back-fillers. The name Sterling is
to wheelbarrows what tho same
name is to silver. Wonder mixers
meet the demand for a mixer at a
moderate price, easily porUble anJ
giving a good even mixture. The
Sunderland Machinery and Supply
company reports that already or
ders and inquiries for this equipment
are being received.
Man Leaps From Fast
Train to "Keep Word"
Clinton. Mass, Aug. il. Because
"a Welch always made good any
statement he made," John Welch,
oncb noted as a distance runner,
leaped 80'feet from a railroad bridge
into the Nashua river. He was taken
to the hospital, where he was found
to be suffering from fractured ribs
and internal hurts to his chest.
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