Image provided by: University of Nebraska-Lincoln Libraries, Lincoln, NE
About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 1921)
The Omaha Daily Bee
VOL. 51 No. 62.
ttHnt ImirCliH Mtttif 11 IMS. tl
Oath P. 0. ViM All il tint I 1171.
OMAHA, MONDAY, AUGUST 29, 1921.
ml' (I iii'l. Oallji tni liiiHlUf. l.Ut Dally !. IS)
tun I. I2.M; U Mini I Uain StttM. CiMfl Mult.
Tom KellyColony of Reds Scoffs
. i.! at Laws of God and Man
Man Sought for Six Months
On Canadian Charge Now
In Jail and Must Fight
Settlement Near Stelton, N. J., Headquarters of An
.archists in U. S. -Members Give No Allegiance
- To America Forced to Haul Down Red Flag,
However, When Angry Mob Advances.
They'd Better Check Their Armaments
Four Comrades in Canada
Tom Kelly, for whom police and
federal officials have been combing
the country for nearly six months,
is under arrest at Winner, s. D
according to a telegram received by
J. B. Nickerson, acting United States
Warrants were issued February
16, 1921, for Kelly, Wiley Coirpton,
Axel h'icrson, Jack Howard and Ar
thur Williams, alias Red the .Rough
They were wanted by the Canadian
government for their alleged activi
ties in purchasing large qur..t:ties
of whisky troin a warehouss and
paying for it ,Uh worthless checks.
Four Ate Arrested.
Four of l!ic ;ive men wcie taken
into custody, hut Kelly escaped and
has been in hiding ever sine- His
companion.-., alter .i long legal bat
tle, were tarred over to the Cana
dian official and extradited to Can
' ada for tria about six weeks ago.
Friday Lieutenant Pszanowski at
Central police headquarters received
a telegram from the chief of police
at Winner, stating that Tom and his
brother, Roy Kelly, were there with
a new automobile. The message
stated that they never appeared in
the day time and asked if they were
wanted in Omaha. ,
Lodged in Jail.
Pszanowski notified J. B. Nicker
son, acting United States marshal,
at once. Nickerson wired the police
chief to arrest Kelly and requested
the United States marshal at Sioux
Falls to proceed to Winner and take
him into custody on the federal war
C. E. Moore of Chicago, attorney
for the Canadian authorities in the
extradition hearing at Omaha, was
notified as soon as- word came from
Winner yesterday that Kelly was in
jail; Moore will get in touch with
officials in Canada and proceed with
the fight to have Kelly join his companions.
Cblrag Tribune-Omaha Bee Leaaeil Wire.
Melton, .v j., Aug. Atout a
mile down the dusty road from the
railway station of this town, there
flourishes the "paradise of athe
isms," a colony where the laws of
God and man are scoffed at except
when expediency demands.
The colony is maintained by the
Ferrer association and is the na
tional headquarters of the theoreti
cal anarchists of the United States.
Members of the cult give no alle
giance whatever to the country which
shelters and feeds them and the only
flag on the 57-acre plot is the red
rag of anarchy
There are 175 people living in the
colony, chiefly Russian Jews. All
are extremists and liberals of the
most pronounced type. Thty do
not openly defy' the laws of the
country, but ignore them as much
ai possible. Free love is not toler
ated in the sense it usually is under
stood, but there is no insistence upon
the marriage state. 1 he leaders of
the colony maintain that the affairs
between man and women concern
no one but themselves.
The colony maintains a school in
which children are given the regular
primary course in accordance with
the New Jersey laws, but all refer
ences to religion or patriotism are
strictly taboo. The children are
not taught to respect the American
flag, but they are educated to criti
cise all laws that may in any way in
terfere with their absolute freedom-
Children of anarchists, born of com
mon law marriages, are sent here
from all parts of the country. If
the parents of the child can not pro
vide for support, the burden is as
sumed by the colony.
Americans in the neigiiDoinood are
hotly opposed to the colony and arc
uomg everything to break up the as
sembly. When the red flag was
unfurled from the water tower to
celebrate the uprising in Germany,
indignant neighbors informed the
state and national authotities and
began massing around the colony for
action. The flag promptly came
down, and has not appeared on the
tower since.' k
Bushnell Held as
Tag Bearing Name, Found in
Overalls Near Scene of At
tempted Bank Holdup,
Leads to Arrest.
Form V of American ' Officer
And Rigger"Ta!fcen From
Wreck of ZR-2.
By The Aklorlatrd Frets.
London, Aug. 28. The bodies of
Lieut. Commander Emery Coil, U.
S. X., and Ed Pettitt. a rigger,
killed in the fall of the dirigible
ZR-2 at Hull, were recovered today
during salvage operations on the air
ship, th! air ministry announced to
night. The former's home was Mari
etta. 0. ,
The air ministry reports a consid
erable portion of the airship was sal
vaged. A parachute was found attached t'
Lieutenant Commander Coil's body
Hull. England, Aug. 24 (By The
Associated Press.") Bodies of the
American naval men, victims of the
destruction of the ZR-2, will be sent
home on the British cruiser Daunt
less. They will be escorted by
American air-force officers.
During the salvaging operations on
the ZR-2 today what was believed
to be the control car of the dirigible I
v. as raised, but it fell back into the j
water. . I
Beatrice Plans Complete
For. Service Men's Reunion
Beatrice. Neb., Aug. 28. (Spc
c;al.) The committee named by the
Chamber of Commerce to solicit
funds for the picnic for all rervice
men, to be held next Wednesday at
Chautauqua park under the auspices
of the American Legion, reports it
has raised the necessary amount
r.d that the gathering will be a suc
cess, weather permitting. nenn
Robb of Des Moines, chaplain of the
Rainbow division, will give an ad
dress, and there will be Athletic
stunts during the afternoon followed
by a pavement dance in the evening.
All Attendance Records
Broken at County Fair
Hastings, Nch.. Aug. 28. (Special
Telegram."! The Webster county
fair, which closed at- Bladen last
night, the first county fai- to be held
this year in southwest Nebraska,
broke all attendance records. As a
result of the marked success of this
year's fair, substantial improvements
re coniernmaica ior nest vear n-
cluding new stock sheds and barns.
nencur otao on oacK or.
Youth Causes His Death
. Miller, S. D-. Aug. 28 (Special.)
A friendly slap caused the death
of a 16-year-old nephew of Roy and
Claude McCarl of this city. The
lad was driving' a header when the
man loading behind him struck him
in a friendly way between the shoul
ders, from which blow he died three ,
days later. The spine was injured.
Calf Club Tours
Albion, Xeb, Aug. 28. (Special.)
a r l r .l ri c
. r i i . .
r . v v v .....
r snnnn r mining m., -nr
John Clinsnn I F rinmlilcnn
D. J. Fuller, D. V. Blatter. F. M.
eitz?! and Henrv Ternis accom
panied the young folks. t
i Cheyenne, Wyo., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial Telegram.) Betrayed by a key
attached to a tag bearing his nam:
a r.d address, Hans Martin, alias
Adolf Pfundcr, was arrested at
Bushnell, Neb., 60 miles east of
Cheyenne, charged with being the
bandit who, Friday afternoon, with
a companion, who was later shot
and captured, attempted to ro! the
state bank at Chugwater, Wyo.,' SO
miles north of Cheyenne.
Martin, who is the proprietor of
a KUie ciotmrp store at tiusunen,
was iound (-hanging clothes, in ..-his
store after oSi'cers had obtained en
trance with a key found in his ovor-
dlSiHetpfftwratd cool when in
formed he was Under" arrest W the
The key that gave Wyoming of
ficers a clue to the identity of the
bandit was found in overalls picked
up near the point where the outlaw
disappeared in a willow thicket near
Chugwater immediately after the
holdup. Bearing the key, Sheriff
Homer Payne of Platte county and
Sheriff George Carroll of Cheyenne
went to Bushnell. They were in
formed by Deputy Sheriff Emery
Howe of Bushnell that Martin con
ducted a store there and requested
Howe -to arrest him. Officers found
Martin's store locked. After Payne
had taken a nation at the rear door
to prevent escape in that direction,
Carroll tried the key on the front
door and the lock responded. En
tering with drawn guns. Carroll and
Howe tiptoed to the rear room and
tiiere discovered Martin.
Martin is believed to have had an
automobile concealed near Chugwa
ter and to hive covered the 100 miles
to Bushnell in the machine while
posses were standing guard around
the thicket into which the bandit had
teen seen to plunge. .
Bomb Wrecks Home in
Lincoln, But Does Not
Injure Its Occupants
Lincoln, Aug. 28. The home of
Charles Zink, in an- exclusive resi
dence district of Lincoln, was partly
wrecked shortly before daylight this
mormufr bv an explosion, the result
Chief of Police Johnstone says, of
a bomb, placed, he believes, by de
sign close to the foundation of the
The explosion wrecked the west
wall of the basement and raised the
house from its foundation broke gas
pipes in two and wrecked the fur
nace. Mr. and Mrs. Ziftk were
asleep in a room almost directly
above where the foundation was
blown out, but neither was injured.
Mr. Zink said there were no ex
plosives in the basement, or about
the premises. He said he knew of
no enemies who would attempt to
harm him. The explosion was so
loud that it was heard a mile away
and aroused the neighborhood for
More Leaders May
Newspapers Hold Reaction
ary Press,. Through Agita
tion, Responsible for
Slaying of Erzberger.
ICoMrrifht: 1B21: Bj Th Cblot Tribaat.)
By DONALD STONE.
Chicago Tribune Cable. Copyright. 191I
Berlin, Aug. 28. "Who is next?'
is the question being asked by all of
Germany following the assassination
of Herr Mathais Erzberger at Gries
bach, Friday. Nervousness is pre
vailing throughout the country an
fear is expressed that other leaders
may fall victims to assassins' bullet
Comment is exceedingly bitter in
certain papers, holding the reaction
ary nationalist press as "directly re
sponsible for the crime.
The Germania, the leading organ
of. the Catholic party of which Herr
Lrajergcr was the most prommen
member, in an editorial commenting
on the assassination, ays the dead
leader was the victim of nationalist
"We are finally forced to belicvi
in the existence of a nationalist
murder organization," says the pa
per, "which regularly has planned a
long list of assassinations of its
Blames Reactionary Press.
The democratic press writes in the
same strain and cites numerous ex"
amples from the reactionary press ot
the last few months in which it ai
leces the articles tended to incite
murder and goes over a lor,g list of
the leading political figures, begin
ning with Herr Liebknecht, who
were assassinated within the last
two years. .
Freiheit, the organ of the independ
ent socialists, openly charges that
Dr. Hclfferich and President Von
Kahr of Bavaria, the leaders of the
nationalist party, and the reactionary
press were directly responsible for
Other radical papers came out
orenlv and threaten revolution and
the communist paper, "Red Flag,"
announces that their party is ready
at anv moment to join the other so.
cialist parties . of Germany which
would make them invincible if unity
Disapprove of Assassination.
The more moderate expressions
of the conservative press disapproves
of assassination as a political mstru
ment, but they refuse to attack the
political character of the murder,
I he Freheit charges that many
of the conservative papers shew
open approval of the deed, holding
the German revolution responsible
for the introduction of violence into
The Deutche 1 ageblatt, a pan-Ocr
man organ, reterring to the tailure
of the attempt to convict Herr brz
berger, says, "When justice fails
lynch law steps in' and this has al
ways been true and always win be.
This man was guilty of high treason
in accepting the armistice and hi3
assassination was only natural."
A nationalist demonstration
planned for Potsdam tomorrow has
been prohibited by authorities as
tney fear that violence will result
from Friday's event.
It has been announced tnat Herr
Erzberger's funeral to be held m
Berlin on Wednesday, when a great
popular demonstration is expected.
Dancer Estimates $25,000 Will
Restore Equilibrium Lost by" Slat
Measures for Improving Em
ployment Conditions to be
Taken Up at Conference
Reilef Sought by Fall
Washington, Aug. 28. Flar.s
a rnnfrrrnrp nri unenintovmer.t to bt
called by President Harding were
announced today by Secretary of
The conference will be held in
Washington and will be attended by
representatives of leading groups ot
industries and organized labor. Co
ordination of measures for improv
ing employment conditions will be
attempted and a complete study
made fo the unemployment situa
tion. The date has not yet been set
"The president has decided to call
national conference at Washington
on unemployment and has instruct
ed the department of commerce to
formulate the plans for it, said sec
Its personnel will be made up so
as to represent tne country geo
graphically and so far as possible to
include representatives of the great
er employment industries. The De
partment of Commerce w.li co
operate with the Department of
Labor cui cpresentation of labor.
"It is desired for working reasons
to keep the number of the confer
ence as small as possible. It is in
tended to invite representatives of
the ercater groups of industries and
the national organizations will be
sought in their selection.
"The object of the cpnfeence will
be to inquire into the volume of
needed employment, the distribution
of unemployment, to make recom
mendations as to measures that can
properly be taken tn co-ordinated
speeding up of employment by in
dustries and public bodies during the
next winter and, in addition, a broad
study of the economic measures de
sirable to ameliorate the unemploy
ment situation and give impulse to
the recovery of business and com
merce to normal. Many construc
tive suggestions have been made to
the department by employers, the
governors of states and city officials.
Must Prevent Suffering.
' V hile the business situation is
steadily improving, yet some sections
of the-workers may have exhausted
their savings by the coming winter
and they must be a matter ot ex
"It is inconceivable that America,
with its surplus in food End clothing
I . t. - . J i
..,:.u , i.j. c ..i ..u t by Mr. Pinchot in a statement made
vniu ail .auuuuaiiLC Ul lull, rtl-I - ... , . , .
I INDUSTRIAL I
To Lease Power
Head of National . Conserva
tion Association Declares
Offer on Muscle Shoals
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNING.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wire.
Washington,' Aug. 28.-r-Gifford
Pinchot, president of th National
Conservation association, li" oppo'se'd
to Henry Ford's proposal to lease
and purchase the government water
power project at Muscle Shoals,
Mr. Ford's terms are characterized
"It is expected that the full plan
of the conference will be ready for
the president within about 10 days."
Men Fined Following
Collision in Which
Omaha Woman Hurt
jnuaucc oi iuci, couiu ai- ". .. . . , .
low any suffering amongst those of PUD IC nelVWlau'T,lJ 2" ...
our own people who desire to work. T-J,LlC 'Zull
It it nf-ressarv that x chnlH ho fnri. im, .ui. -
u,.,aa ;.. u ,n,f.v f ...i. giving him "public property of enor
na,vju in nit pi v.pa anvil ui outu u u - . ,
,c.,... . -;n .,..k mous value ior. a consiuzrauun
wiiuuy iiiducuuaii. -
Furthermore, the conservation
leader declares the Ford propositio
is not clear in what it offers the
farmer in that it is "seven parts wa
ter power to one part fertilizer.
Says Terms Violate Policy.
Mr. Pinchot also says that Ford
under the terms he has submitted,
would be getting water power far
greater than all that has been ae
veloped at ruagra rails, many nun
York, Xeb., Aug. 28. (Special drd thousand horse-power going to
Telegram.) Bert Harris and George him for nothing and out f which he
Uland, both of Benedict, kcb., oc- would be making perpetual and gi
cupants ot an automobile which col- cantie nrofits.
lided with a machine driven by The Ford offer, Mr. Pinchot in
Charles Riley of York, injuring Ri- s;sts is in violation of the govern
ley's wife and his mother, Mrs. C Unit innervation nolicv and the
F. Riley of Omaha, who is not ex- water power law of the land, since
uecieu iu recover, were nnea jiuu lit- nrovtdot tor indeiinite private pos-
and costs each, on charges of trans- session and that it asks, for huge
porting and Having m tneir pescs
sion liquor, at the hearing before
County Judge Harry G. Hopkins.
Harris, also charged with rcrkless
driving, was bound over to tnc dis
trict court, awaiting outcome. of Mrs.
Riley s injuries. His car has been
The accident occurred near York
August-14. Harris and Uland drove
away immediately after the crash,
but were arrested later.
in Field for
Mantle of Caruso
Mrs. Riley's back was severely
injured. She has been bedfast Since
ooze Offendes to
Languish in "Hoosgow"
Chlaafa Trlbnne-Omaha Be Leatetl Wire.
New York, Aug. 28. Miss Jessie
York, ballet dancer, whose twinkling
toes have delighted Metropolitan
opera audiences, in a suit just filed,
asserts, through her. attorney that
Alexandre Oumansky, ballet master,
slapped her so hard in the tact that
it paralyzed her toes.
Not only that, but the wallop he
administered jarred her whole being,
hpysicat and mental, and made her
sore, scik and lame. She estimates
that it will require $25,000 of
Oumansky's money to ' restore her
equilibrium. She is now at Oyster
Bay. pulling herself together.
itol theater, Oumansky frequently
urged her to sit on his lap, that he
tickled and pinched her, growing
bolder and more offensive in his ad
vances until he proposed that she
go out with him.
Miss York admits that in re
pulsing his attentions, she gave Ou
mansky a push backwards and that
several nights, later, or July 6, to be
exact, he slapped her with such
violence that she fell to the floor,
badly stunned and fainted from the
shock and pain.
Oumansky could not be located
at the Capitol theater to get his ver
sion ot the affair, although it was
Her lawyer explains that during ' admitted he va still master ni tin
ner summer engagement at the Cap-1 ballet there.
Fremont, Neb., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Jail sentences in all appealed
booze cases where convictions are
iound by a jury will be handed out
freely in the September term of
court which will open here Septem
ber 6, is the announcement made by
udge Button. Too many booze
cases are being appealed from the
justice tourts, he said, and ths docket
Judge Button's announcement is
causing quite a stir among the dc-
endants in the majority of cases,
who expected to escape with a fine.
There are 42 criminal cases on the
September docket and the majority
of these are the result of alleged
Negroes Get Three Months
For Theft of Automobiles
Callaway, Neb., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) Paul Rean and Harold Hun
ter, negroes living near Broken Bow,
pleaded guilty to the theft of two
automobiles and were fined $100 each
and sentenced to three months in
th ' county jail. The cars were the
property of Ralph Johnson and Fire
Chief Hickman and were stolen from
the Lowder garage in Broken Bow.
Both cars were abandoned by the
men a short distance out of town
and were recovered later bv the
1 sheriff's office.
horse-power for no . consideration
Mr. Pinchot savs he does not think
the Ford offer should be summarily
reiccted. but that it should be
changed, as follows:
"First, to make it fit the Roose
velt water power conservation policy
now the law of the land:
Second, to make it pay for the
property of the. people something ap.
proaenmg wnai mai property js rca
Third, to make.wnat.it oners to
fanners clear beyond doubt.
First Part of Offer.
"The first part of the Ford offer,"
says Mr. finchot, is to lease tne
W ilson dam and drawn up tor 100
years with mdefnite renewals, pro
vided the government will complete
them and install machinery to pro
duce 850,000 horse power. Mr. Jbord
offers to pay 6 per cent on the $28
000,000, which he estimates would
be necessary to complete this work,
or 3 4-10 per cent on S48.0UO.00O, Mr,
Ford's own estimate of the whole
government investment ' in dams.
locks and power houses.
"Please note that for the water
power itself Mr. Ford would pay
nothing, and that he would be free
from all taxes on the property,
"The second part of the Ford of-
ter is to buy nitrate plant No. 1,
which cost: the government in round
numbers $13,000,000.;. nitrate . ;plant
No. 2. which cost- the fro vera rrint.
in round numbers; $70,000,000,- and
other property which brings the total
cost to $85,000,000 and to pay $5,000,-
uuu tor it an.
Nebraska: Generally Tair Monday
and probably Tuesday; continued
1 p. m 88
S a. n
A a. m..
7 a. ra
ft a. m. .
t a. m..
1 a. m..
II a. m..
1! nooa .
2 p. ra...
3 p. m...
4 p. ...
( p. m...
1 p. wn.. .
p. .. .
John McCormack Most Pop
ular Candidate to Succed
Star in Metropolitan.
Chicago Tribune-Omaha Be Leased Wire.
New York," Aug. 28. Upon whose
shoulders will the ' mantle, of .the
mighty Caruso fall? . It is absurd,
say musical people, to - argue, that
his like will ever be seen again. ,
. Among the most popular , candi
dates is John McCormack, records
ui iuiusc vuitc Hie iu uc luunu in
more homes on this Continent than
those of any other living singer. Mo
Cormack is 37, and at his very best
Mario Chamlee, who is only 33,
is ot the Caruso type. When ha
made his American debut last No-'
vember at the Metropolitan opera
the critics went into ecstacies over
hi3 voice. He was born in Los An
geles, of an Italian father and an
American mother. .
Other contenders, for the crown of
Caruso are Giovanni Martinelli, who
made his debut 11 years ago and has
appeared in every important city in
Benjamin Giglf, whose unquestion
ed talent has been' recognized in Eu
rope and South America, has his eye
cn the goal and has admirers in this
Edward Johnson, the brilliant
Canadian, tenor, is climbing swiftly.
Orville Harrold, a native of Indiana,
Paul Althouse and Kingston, are
men to bear in' mind, while Europe
is grooming many stars among its
tenors, any one of whom may sud
denly shoot into world prominence.
Thirty Persons Killed
In Wreck Near Rome
Rome. Aug. 28. Thirty persons
were killed and more than 100 in
jured in the collision last night be
tween a passenger and freight train
near . Magliano, north of Rome.
Girls Guests of
Excavation of an Aboriginal
Dwelling is Explained to
Y. W. C. A. Members
Army Men Assist.
: While 75 girls from Camp Brew
ster looked on, the remains of an an
cicnt aboriginal dwelling on
j-rrear-the-carnp were excavated by
group of young men Sunday after
noon under the direction of Dr. R,
F. Gilder, field archeologist of th
University of Nebraska. Fragments
of pottery, several pieces of flint
stones used for domestic pur
poses, and other evidences of the oc
cupancy of the dwelling were found,
What was once a fireplace yielded
much charcoal and wood ashes
The dwelling, when built, was over
20 feet long, but was only three or
four feet high. The greater part of
it was subterranean. The people who
lived in it had little room to stand
up, and used to crawl into- their dom
icles. The marks of the fireplace
were well preserved. Little evidence
on which to base an estimate of the
antiquity of the dwelling was found.
While the young men sweltered in
the hot sun digging around the cen
ter of the remains of the building,
the girls from Camp Brewster held
forth in picnic array, listening to ex
planations of the work and the an
cicnt civilization, remnants of
which were being unearthed. Ed
Pearly. Paul Peterson, George Par
dee, Neville Ogdeon, John Talia
ferro, and Kenneth, William and
Norman Summers did the excavate
ing. Col. W. Lyster and Mai. O. S
McCleary of Fort Crook, aided in
tne inspection ot .we material un
Say Jealousy of Half-Breed for
Pretty White Girl Caused Murder
Employed by Squawman-Father to Watch Daughters,
" .Indian Said to Have Incited Wrath
: Against His White Rival.
Pierce, Neb., Aug. 28. (Special.)
The. cunning of a . half-breed In-
diari,mad with jealousy over a beau
tiful white girl with whom he was
infatuated, was responsible for the
murder of . Pcrcifel Steifel of Nio
brara on the streets' of this city, ac
cording to county officials probing
the case.? County Attorney Leamy,
t a hearing betore County Judge
Edson Heath Afonday. expects to
show that Frank Mackay, the half
breed Indian, was .an. accessory .to
the slaying of SteifeL "
According1 to county officers. Mac
kay was a suitor. for the rand of one
of Gustave Bahr's two beautiful
daughters. Bahr is a wealthy squaw-
man of How. Creek and is said to
have employed the half-breed to keep
him informed of the' actions of his
With all the cunning of his race.
an elaborate spy system is said to
have ' Been inaugurated. ' Tealousv.
when his Own suit for his employer's
j t. i , . . i .
uaugmcr s .nauu is.saio io nave met
with little, success, is; said to have
caused the spy to seek revenge.
The half-breed spy is alleged to
have goaded Bahr with stories re
garding his daughters and Steifel,
who is 2s. mirried and the father of
three children. The night preceding
the murder, Bahr chased Steifel
through the home of a- prominent
'icrce family, but he escaped in the
Mackay, the alleged spj, is said
to have camped on Steifel's trail, fol
lowing him to Norfolk and then
back to Pierce. When the pair ar
rived at Pierce, Mackay is said to
have informed Bahr and the two
mare a tour of the downtown streets
inscarch of Steifel. He is said to
have pointed Steifel out to the squaw
man, who shot him while he was
talking to friends on the street.
Bahr is now awaiting trial in the dis
trict court on a murder charge.
Bahr makes no denial of killing
"He broke up my home and I
killed him." is his only explanation.
Bahr has lived with the Santee
Indians for many years. He married
a full-blood girl from the tribe and
although he has felt the sting of the
white man s animosity to squawmcn,
he respected his Indian wife. He ac
companied her to the surrounding
towns and made it plain in public
that he wished it known that the na
tive woman at his side was his wife.
Neighbors say, however, that his
pride was often hurt by treatment
he received, at the hands of some of
the whites. When his two daughters
grew to womanhood, they were well
educated and Bahr had planned that
they should marry white men. Mac
kay's suit was rejected. Up to the
night Bahr walked up to Steifel and
fired the two fatal shots, he had
never, seen his victim face-to-face.
Infernal Machine Placed at
Stage Door of Burlesque
House Window9 Shat
tered by Blast.
Several Injured by Glass
By Til Auoclated 1'reM,
Chicago, Aug. 28. A bomb explo
sion in the Columbia theater shortly
after midnight shook the entire busi
ness district. The theater was emp
ty at the time, not yet having been
reopened for the season. Several
persons were reported, however, to
have been injured by flying glass.
According to the police, the explo
sion was due to labor trouble.
The explosion took place at 12:10
a m. l lie oonrn nad oeen piaceu
at the entrance to the stage door in
an alley. The force of the blast
shattered the heavy steel door and
broke hundreds of surrounding win
dows. The interior of the theater
itself was not damaged.
Classed as "Unfair."
The Columbia theater is a bur
lesque liouse on what is know as
the Columbia "wheel." Recently it
has been covered with "unfair" no
tices as a result, it was said, of trou
ble with the musicians' union. The
headquarters of the Columbia
"wheel" is in New York and . it
operates a chain of theaters in a
score of cities, mostly in the cast.
The theater is located in the heart
of the business district, and the
sound of the blast attracted thou
sands to the scene. A special de
tail of police were called to clear
the streets and aided firemen in
keeping back the crowd. .
Police Guard Theater.
After a hurried investigation, it
was announced that the bomb, ap
parently a steM cylinder, had con
tained black powder. Parts of the
casing were found imbedded deep in
the walls of ' surrounding buildings.
As a result of the explosion a
guard of police were placed about
the Columbia and several other the
aters which have also been involved
in labor disputes.
A similar cxolosion occurred at
about the same time at the Star and
Garter theater, a mile west of the
Loop district. Damage was silght
City Awaits Arrival
Of Aviator Flying
' "From FbrtSll Old."
Fremont. Neb., Aug. 28. (Spe
cial.) All Fremont was looking with .
upturned faces Saturday for the ex
pected arrival of Maj. Floyd Shu
maker of Fort Sill, Okl., scheduled
to leave that place by plane some
time Saturday morning.
Shumaker is the son of Mrs. Jo
sephine Shumaker of this city and
a veteran of the world war. He
served with the royal air forces of
England before the United States
entered the conflict. .
With the arrival of the A. E. F-,
Shumaker was transferred with the
commission of major. He was at
tached to the radio corps and saw
action at Verdun and other battle
fronts. He remained in the army
after the armistice was signed and
has been stationed at Fort Sill for.
the last year or two. He is sup
posed to make the flight to Fremont
for the' direct purpose of visiting
with his mother for a few hours.
City Engineer of Grand
Island Resigns Place
Grand Island. Neb., 'Aug. 28.
(Special.) City Engineer I. R.
Monarty. who has held that ap
pointment for the past six or eight
vears. has resigned. It is stated that
rhis outside duties are the cause of
the change. Mr. Monarty, in addi
tion to the work for the city locally.
has much work in Kearney and other
cities in central and western Nebras
ka. It is expected that his succes
sor will be named within a day or
ormer Head of Hungarian
Cabinet Dies at Budapest
BudaDCSt. Au. 28. Dr. Andrew
Wekerle, five times premier of Hun
gary, died here.- .
Born in 1848, Dr. Wekerle was
educated in the University of Buda
pest. In 1888 he entered the Hun
garian cabinet as minister of finance.
He first became premier in 1906, re
maining in power three years. Hs
was again called upon to head the
Hungarian cabinet in 1917 and three
times more held the office between
that time and the signing of the
armistice. ' 4
Negro Spirited Away to
Avom v loience iy mod
Oskaloosa. Ia.. Aug. 28 Art
Cooper, negro, 40, who killed his
aged and crippled mother here
Thursday evening by beating her,
;as spirited out of town to prevent
summary action by a mob. The ne
gro was taken away in an automo
bile by State Agent Grim of Albia
and Sheriff Henley. A mobgathered
aoout tne jail about u last night,
but dispersed quickly when it was
disclosed that the negro had been
taken out of town.
Seized by "Dry" Agents
Chicago, Aug. 28. Two thousand,
four hundred quarts of contraband
whisky were seized from a Height
car by prohibition enforcement
agents. The w hisky was shipped
from New York and was invoiced as
automobile tires. James Marner to
whom the liquor was said to have
been shipped was held under bond of
55,000. Two other men were held
as witnesses. ,
Powered by Open ONI