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THE BEE: UMAHA, THURSDAY, AUGUST
Killing of Page
yt itnesses Tell of Shooting at
Trial of Hickman Broth
ers for Murder in
Atlantic, la., Aug. 24. (Special
Telegram.) Witnesses in the trial of
Arthur and Ben Hickman, charged
with killing Albert Patton, Page
county deputy sheriff, foUowing the
holdup of a crap game at Shenan
doah, February 12, re-enacted the
holdup and the later shooting of the
o fliccr at Bingham.
Under pressure of the court the
jury was completed last evening. It
is composed of Fred Clausien, Louis
Holste, Jesse Knoke, HatTy Marlow,
Nels Nelson, Lloyd Neft, P. C. Pet
ersen, F.niil Rabe. Lestot Smith, Fred
Wollenhaupt, R. A. McGrew, F. Nel
son. Nine are farmers, two are mer
chants and one is , clerk.
J. F. Bloom, rfcrt-lcy Mace, -Lacey
McKee, W. H. Atwood and other
witnesses identified the defendants as
the pair who taa;ed the holdup in
the railroad yards at Shenandoah.
Witness Gets Laugh.
McKee brought a laugh from the
audience, when he told of the gen
erosity tf the bandits. They had taken
all hs money and he asked them to
leve him enough for supper. They
yave a dollar. McKee said he had
tried to hold out on the bandits, but
without success. They took $65
irom him and Atwood lost $90. He
and McKee were the heaviest losers.
Most of what McKee bad was win
nings in the game.
The killing of Patton was de
scribed by Atwood, and J. ,P. Gar
rett, city .marshal of Shenandoah.
Both were positive Patton fell fol
lowing the first shot Area and which,
;said the witnesses, came from a pile
of ties near the station at Bingham,
to which place Patton and his com
panions had gone to capture the
holdup bandits. As the train pulled
into Bingham, Atwood recognized
..the Hickmans walking along .the
- track, so he testified. It is the con
tention of the state the Hickmans
took refuge behind the pile of ties
and shot the deputy sheriff,
Atwood admitted he became "very
excited" after the first shot had been
iired and that he -sought safety, on
the train. Garrett says Patton fell
following" -the flash of a gun from
the direction' of 'the tie pile and ex
pired almost immediately.
In is opening statement to the
jury, Attorney Hess, for the defense,
declared -the tate must prove con
clusively which of the two Hick
mans, if either, fifed the shot which
killed Patton. In case the state
fails in this, the jury must find the
defendants not guilty, declared the
Woman Socialist Is
Abducted by K. K. K.
Jtlason Citv. Ia.. Aug. 24. Mrs.
,,lda Crouch "Haalett, socialist speak
er, was abducted and carried into
the country by group of men iden
tifying themselves as "the Ku Klux
Klan" when she attempted to speak
here last night. She was taken be-
vond Nora Springs, an hours auto
mobile ride from Mason City. Two
men who attempted to defend her
are reported to have been slightly in
jured. A large crowd gathered and
interrupted her speech by throwing
eggs. A band ..also followed her
around from one point to another
when he attempted to set away
from -its noise. After her abduction,
the literature which she had left be
hind was burned by the crowd.
Federal Officers Favor
Finger Prints for All
J. B. Nickerson, Deputy United
States marshal. Tuesday 1 went on
record as the champion advocate -of
"Every one's thumb prints should
be registered, not criminals alone,
Nickerson would have thumb
prints kept along with birth records.
E. W. Byrn, Department of Jus
tice chief here, went Nickerson one
better by proposing the establishment
of a national bureau for the exchange
of thumb print records.
District Convention Here
Friday of Epworth League
The convention of the Omaha
litrii- nf eh Fnuinrth lpatrite will
be held at Walnut Hill Methodist
Lptscopal church Friday. ,
Bishop Stutitz will be speaker 'at
a banquet to be held at t-3U p. m.
At 8:30 p. m. the Rev. H. S. Baum
cardner of Carroll. Ia.. will deliver
the convention address, "Blessed
Are the Young People."
Tames E. Layten, district presi-
dent, estimates an attendance oi ouu.
From Orthopedic Hospital
Lincoln, Aug. 24. (Special.)
The state board of control tocay an
nounced the resignation of Dr. B.
A. Finkle, superintendent of the
orthopedic hospital at Lincoln, and
his appointment as state prisou phy
sician to succeed Dr. J. C Muirger.
Dr. J. H. Mathai of the state hos
pital at Newberry, Mich., has been
appointed superintendent of the
Atlantic City Chosen
V. C. T. U. Convention City
San Francisco, Aug. 24. Atlantic
City -was chosen as meeting place
for the 1922 convention of the
Women's Christian Temperance
union, in the convention which dosed
here Tuesday night
Miss Anna Gordon, national head
of the organisation, was given the
additional title of world's president
of the W.CT.U.
Oakland Farmer Bankrupt.
Ferdinand Hanson, farmer at Oak
land, Neb, filed a petition of volun
tary bankruptcy in federal court yes
terday. His assets are $3,000 and his
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Arthur Hickman, left. nd -Ben
Atlantic. Ia., charged with killing
following the holdup of a crap game
On Murder Charge
Alleged Slayer of Priest Is
Birmingham, Ala., Aug. 24. The
preliminary hearing of Rev. E. R.
Stephenson, charged wjth murder in
connection with the shooting to
death of Father James , E. Coylc,
Catholic priest, was adjourned lat
yesterday until this morning after
examination of half a dozen wit
nesses. The hearing is expected to
be completed today. Ihe grand
jury began its session Tuesday and
is expected to act on the case today,
regardless of the outcome of the
preliminary hearing, according to
County Solicitor Joseph Tate.
Chief Deputy Fred McDuff, one
of the witnesses, tdld of a conver
sation with Stephenson in the hos'
pital ward of the county jail soon
after the shooting of -Father Coyle.
McDuff testified that Stephenson de-!
clared he was passing the rectory
when Father Coyle called him in
and informed him that his daughter
had been married that day to Piedro!
Gussman and that the priest had
performed the ceremony. Stephen
son, according to Deputy McDuff,
said he told the priest he had
"treated me like a dirty dog." Father
Coyle told him not to repeat that
statement, he quoted Stephenson as
saying, and when he repeated the
words Coyle knocked him down,;
hurting his side and foot The priest
then moved his hand toward his hip
pocket, Stephenson claimed, ac
cording to the , deputy, whereupon
he fired three shots. One -bullet
passed through Father Coyle's head.
Man Stunned When Hawk
Drops Eel on His Head
Portsmouth, N. HV (Aug: 24.
Granville Blake, of this city, was
stunned when a fish-hawk dropped a
three-foot eel on his head. The,
snake-like fish had been caught in a
nearby river and the bird was car
rying it away when it came in con
tact with a live wire and was forced;
to drop its prey. .
THE UNIVERSAL CA17
Is it price? Yes, but not entirely so. v
Is it economical upkeep and maintenance? Yes, but that is not alL
Is it endurance? Yes, that has nauch to do whh it, yet that is not all.
It is the downright dependability of the car; the fact that it is always ready and
willing; the fact that it is easily handled and controlled in small spaces;-the fact
that it will go everywhere any car will go, and a great many placet where others
It is all of these things that make it the every-duty car for business and for pleasure.
Why not a Ford Touring Cai Now? Come in lef a talk it over.
Authorized Omaha Ford Dealers
Adkins Motor Company
McCaffrey Motor Company
Sample-Hart Motor Company
Universal Motor Company
Galbreath Motor Company
C E. Paulson Motor Company
Hickman, right, who are on trial at
Deputy Sheriff Patton of Page county
at Shenandoah February 12.
Man Says Woman in
Jail Is Not Slaver
Schoolmate of Missing Mur
. deress Declares She Is
Tacoma, Wash., Aug. 24. That
Mrs. Helen Stubbs, held in the city
jail here awaiting the arrival of
Knoxville. Tcnn.,' officers, is not
Maude Moore, who escaped '.from
Knoxville after conviction of the
murder, September 8, 1919, of
Leroy Harth, an automobile dealer,
was the statement made here last
night by W. W. Luttrell of Tacoma.
Luttrell told the police he had been
a -schoolmate of Maude Moore.
After seeing Mrs. Stubbs at the
jail last night he declared he was
positive she was not the woman
sought. Luttrell said he was ! born
in Knoxville and that his parents
now live at Thorn Grove, near there.
"My folks and Maude Moore's
were next door neighbors," he said.
Maude Moore and I went to the
same school. I was in the fourth
grade and 14 years old when Maude
entered the first grade. She was
then 6 years old. I knew her from
a kid up. and until after I left school.
1 saw sher last in 1903. -
Omaha Aero Club to Dine
.Iowa Flyers Friday Night
The Aero club of Omaha will be
host to Iowa aviators, who are tak
ing part m an air meet at Council
Bluffs this week, at a dinner at the
Fontenclle hotsl at 8 Friday .nigrhtJ
W. B.'Swaney, prominent Des
Moines business man,, who .has in
vested over $100,000 in airplanes, wilt
be the guest of honor, lhe Aero
club "Jazz Quartet" will entertain.;
Pilot Sets New Altitude :
Record With ''2V Passengers
Montevideo. Aug. .24. Capt. Larre
Borsres. a military aviator, yester
day made what is claimed to be the)
American altitude record for an air-i
plane carrying two passengers. His;
machine rose to a height of -approxi
mately Z2.000 feet
4911 So. 24th Street
15th and Jackson Streets
18th and Burt Streets
2562 Leavenworth Street
60th and Military Avenue
20th and Ames Avenue
Nation's Dry Chief
Won't Say When
His Job Will End
Federal Prohibition Director
Admits He Has Gigantic
Task Predecessor Said
Would Take Century.
By W. rL ATKINS.
Washington, Aug. 24. Roy A.
Haynes, "dry'.' battler of Ohio, now
prohibition chief of the United States,
is a double-barreled optimist. But
as a prophet he's as shy as a March
Just ask Haynes what he thinks
about the future aridity of America,
and he will tell of his hopes, his am
bitions and his air-tight plans for
But as for a flat prediction of when
the United -States will begin to re
duce its present "wetness and become
actually 'dry, in fact as well as in
theory, he settles back in complacent
silence and merely smiles.
To: those who are yet to know the
liquor law boss at close range it may
be said that he wears an expansive
and gracious smile that invites ad
miration because the man who wears
it perforce must smile, or fall in de
spair in a task that means constant
Getting Toe Hold.
But behind this-smile there may be
much significance. Significance pos
sibly because Haynes, just getting
toe hold on his job, has begun to
realize the immensity -of the prob
lems set before him for solution.
It is but fair to Haynes. his sup'
porters all agree, 'to -concede that
his job is one of the most difficult
and perhaps one of the most thank
less in the government service. In
the present frame of mind of the
public over prohibition, and senti
ment constantly shifting over . the
different angles ot the question
Haynes admits that he does not ex
pect that all of his acta will 'escape
censure even from the drys.
To Be fair.
Haynes, in a .good beginning, says
he wants to be fair and square in
liquor law enforcement He does
not want to grow frantic, ac
quiescing to demands of dry advo
cates 'regardless of the terms of the
law, nor noes 'he want to be so
lenient that the bars will be let
down for ;law ,'breaking.
Haynes would like to see the
United States so dry in the next
year'fthat it will 'be impossible for
an American to get ia prink oi
liquor of any 4md or xolor, or de
gree of voltage. Of course, ht
modifies this"by .admitting that, as
congress has specified, liquors have
A Good Garage
10x16 ft. for $66.35
Don't let your ear 'be exposed -to
the weather. Buy an elegant -garage
10x16 for $66.95.
Strictly clear 6-inch fir drop tid
ing, red wt green late roofing, good
clear 4-ineh 'flooring "for doon, -two
windows with all hardware included,
heavy hinges, sufficient tpaint in
C. Hafer Lumber Co.
, Council Bluffs, la.
Former Governor of
Michigan Slays Bear
In Uand-to-Hand Fight
Sault Ste. Marie, Onot, Aug. 24.
Former Governor Charles E. Os
borne of Michigan engaged in a
desperate hand-to-hand battle in St
j Mary's river Monday with a black
bear. and emerged victorious only
after stunning the animal with blows
from an axe and then choking it to
ueatn with ins hands.
Mr. Osborne, who is 61 years old
SlTlA saift trt h. ati YnfriAnfrl haur
hunter, was alone in a small boat
when the bear appeared, 'swimming
toward him. Witnesses on shore saw
the animal capsize the boat as it at
tempted to climb aboard while Mr.
Osborne brought.the axi down sev
eral times on its head. Realizing
that his blows were having no effect,
the hunter finally seized the bear by
its throat and held on until the ani
mal was dead.
to be made available for medical
As for beverage liquors, however,
it is his ambition to slam the lid on
so tight that the country -will be as
ury as .me weu-Known Sahara. Jie is
careful . to . qualify his hopes, how
ever, with the emphatic statement
that they -are not liivked un with a
"I cannot predict when the coun
try will be dry," said Haynes. "That
is -scarcely possible now. We hope
for much. We are, confident much
will Tie done to improve enforcement
and banish liquor for unlawful uses."
Waynes does not wish to annear
in the light of a .prophet. He takes
the view that one might as well pre
dict when the world will come to an
end. He expressed interest in the
prediction of his predecessor, John
F. Kramer, that -possibly a hundred
years would pass before prohibition
becomes an actual fact. He weighed
that prediction thoughtfully. He
would ay nothing to upset it, real
izing that Kramer had had consid
erable inside knowledge of condi
tions and must have based his well
considered statement upon some
thing else than loose guessing.
Two of Booze Ship
Crew in Contempt
Of New York Court
Refusal to Answer Questions
Concerning Personnel and
Rum "Running Activities of
Vessel 'Is Reason.
New York, Aug. 24. Michael
Murphy and Robert Pike, members
of the crew of 'the British schooner
Henry L. Marshall, which was
seized by the eoast guard cutter
Seneca off the New Jersey coast
last month, were held in contempt
of court today for their refusal to
answer questions concerning the per
sonnel and- the alleged rum-running
activities of the vessel.
Joseph Maul, a French-Canadian
and a third .member of the crew.
who professed not to understand the
oath required of witnesses, was held
for a hearing later upon his refusal
to .give the information desired.
The prisoners declined to answer
questions on the ground that the
answers might incriminate them.
Their cases were referred to Judge
Julius Mayer of the federal district
court and they reappeared before
Special Commissioner Owen. They
were conducting the investigation.
Asked to tell the names of the cap
tain and the mate of the vessel, -who
are being oUght by federal, -authorities,
or admit thev were -engaged
with unknown confederates in land
ing, by means of small boats, large
Quantities -of liquor at -various At
lantic ports. Upon their second re
fusal to answer, they were again
haled before Judge Mayer, who' held
them in -contempt of court.
Horseman Is Attacked by
Snake, Chokes It to Death
Cadiz, O., Aug. 24. While James
Bullock was riding a horse along a
country road a blacksnake leaped at
him from bushes beside the high
way. Bullock grasped the reptile
about the neck, choking it to death.
Average Reduction on All
Models Since Last Year
And reniember that for five years, including last year, when ,
it jold at $2600, the Hudson Super-Six was iho 'largest selling
fine car in the world.
At its new price of $1895 doesn't it represent incomparably! the
greatest value in the fine car market?
No judicious buyer today makes his choice without comparing
not only the present price of cars, but also their relative values
as indicated by the position and reputation they have held
Such comparison today directs intensified interest upon
It Redoubles Hudson's Value
There is no need to call attention
to the quality, ability and distinc
tion of Hudson. Its leadership in
these is a long acknowledged po
sition. It is now in its sixth year as
the largest selling fine car. In
every way that proof can be of
fered it has established its right to
Many of its official records are of
five years' standing. 'They have
been challenged incessantly. Isn't
it significant that five years of in
tensive competition has produced
no rival to outstrip them?
The Lowest Prices for Which These
Models Ever Sold
lrrcs 1920 Prices Now
7-passenger Phaeton $2600 - . $1895
4-paasen(er Phaeton 2600 ... 189S .
Sedan 3400 .... 289S .
Coupe 3S7S .... 2770
Cabriolet 34S0 .... 249S
Tonriaff Limousine 3925 .... 3120 .
Limousine 427S .... 349S
F. O. B. Detroit
2SC3.S.7 RAftNAM ir: OMAHA, UGA. PHONtUoOciAima
S up e r
New York City May See
Doug and Mary on Stage
During Coming Winter!
New York, Aug. 24. New York
may see Douglas Fairbanks anl
Mary Tickford as costars on the
speaking stage this season.
It was learned tnat witnin a lew
days, since it has been kno'Mi the
two would arrive here this week from
Mr. Fairbanks' new screen play, "The
Thi-iM. f neliPtopM " several theatri
cal managers have been sending 'tele
grams asking appointments witn a
view of placing them in a play.
Whlli. nnithur has signified a de
sire to return to the spoken atage,
it urns Inamed thev had miide it
in ittif west that if thev were
offered a suitahle vehicle they might
consider appearing in it tor a season
in New York, later to return to Los
Angeles and continue their work be
fore the camcra:
Grocery Stores on Wheels
To Be Operated m Dayton, u.
Dayton, O., Aug. Z4. urccenes on
This innovation is -to be launched
here. . ,
Arrangements have been made by
n.tnfi enmnnnv 'to nnerate 100
of these portable stores. The trucks
are to be 22 feet long and six feet
wide, each with two and One-half
ton capacity. The grocery store
bodies are now being built.
Tt ; nlannprf that each Dortahle
Store shall tarry a 4ull line of provi
sions, with a clerk in charge- In
order that housewives may know
when to expect the rocery-on-whcels
to stop in front of her door
the trucks will be run on schedule.
Similar nnrtnHli. stores, also are tO
he used in Illinois, Indiana. Iowa,
Michigan nd Wtsconsin as aoon as
they caw be 'built.
Believes He 'Has Formula
Tor NewlTaterproof Glue
Ta . Aiur. 24. fSoecialJ)
F. W. Lambert, who has for some
times been working on .an airplane
of a design .of his own, believes hq
And consider that many Super
Sixes are today rendering smooth,
dependable duty after more than
100,000 miles of service.
Does any car within its new price
range deserve consideration upon
the basis of comparative proofs?.
And among higher priced cars
where will you find any desirable
quality that Hudson at $1895 does
not give in equal measure?
S i &
has made an important discovery hi
connection with his work.
He had need for a waterproof glue
in laminating the wing struts. No
glue on the market satisfied him and
he began experiments of his own.
He believes he hasF the secret of a
waterproof, vegetable glue which can
be produced very inexpensively. One
of the ingredients is the ap of the
common milkweed. plant; the others
are kept secret.
I Don't Ask Cant of Pay
Unless Orozoro Gives You
Th man who eomss along and Ulli you
fraud jmii'lo that he Jiai a mw curs or a
nw tH( 'for hay ftver it imawdtatoly
under suiuicion of -trying to get your
money tor nothlpa. I Have been victim
ised so often the same vy that I don't
blame you for being- skeptical.
But. my friends, let me tell you .that I
have really found an heaeet'to-goodnets
relief for hay fever, which I want to pans
on to you. -Mind. I say KKUltr j l M i
think anything will ever cure It.
Before I offered my preparation to the
publie I saw it work wonders first on
myself, then on my friend. I have semi
men who couldn't sleep nufhts take otio
Imtmnit jnd sleeo like a babe. I Jlttt
seen men who usually o away to a dif
ferent climate for the season stay h'jme
and work, as If they Jbsd no hay fever.4
I am therefore -so potitive that my. rep
aration lOroioro) .will give YOU eo' atilele
and practically INSTANT RELIEF hst I
will prove my claims or else cbai fe you
nothing. Just send me your nanu t en tne
coupon below (don't send any mo aey) and
I shall send you by return m f a 1--course
treatment (enough to I t a sea-
-son). When it comes you ps a the post
man my speeial hair Brio (f &00). You
try it ens week. If it doenn t do what 1
say, fire it bask and i n reiur your 16. ov.
M. E. Murphy, Orosoro C a.,
318 Burkley Bldg, Om iha. Neb.
Gentlemen: 'Please se fid ota 12 complete-treatments
ot Ore corp. and wstc'
ease atomiser. I will Ayr it one wr
and If I find it utuaW afr.ctory you
to send baek my mo'je on recelft f
returned unused, port' fy.u
City .. Stau. .......
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