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The Omaha Daily 'Bee
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Auditors Tell Federal Court
Tint Company' Books
Hail No System Many
Case Continued Today
Wide dikcrrpanry between report
of auditor (or the liricwoit Manu
facturing company, and that pre
pared by order of a diseniing toek
holder' committee, featured the
hearing before Federal Judge Wood
rough, yesterday afternoon, on the
(.tockholder' request for a receiver
ship. Grcgerson Bros., auditor for the
torkholdert. reported a deficit of
$J.24J.19 in four year' business.
E. A. Dworak. auditor for the
Mrn-tson company, reported a protit
of $63,000, by which a 7 per cent
dividend was declared. j
Given 0. K. by State.
H. F.. Baldwin, accountant tor the
State Railway commission, examined
the latter figures in 1918 and de
clared them "correct and minute in
Despite this fact. G. P. Grcgcrson
and Louis A. Ruud, chief accountant
for Grcgcrson, maintained in court
yesterday that the company's books
ir'iow no such profit.
"If any dividend was paid, it was
pair") out of capital stock," declared
Ruud, "judging from the records."
Such payment would be contrary
Both accountants scoffed at Brict-
on s methods of bookkeeping.
In response to the question of F. A.
Mul finger, attorney for stockholders,
whether Brictson kept a double en
try system of bookkeeping. Greger
son replied: " .,
"There was nothing that could be
called books, much less a system. 'All
we found were loose leaf records."
Other high tights of the afternoon
Exposure of a 30 per cent stock
selling expense, whereas the state
bureau of securities expressly set
the limit at 20 per cent.
Admissions of O. A. Brictson,
president of the company, that he
knew little of the business or
bookkeeping methods of the com
pany. " -
A tilt between the judge and L.
A. Ruud, -witness,' in which the
judge threatened to send Ruud to
jail "in 10 minutes," for speaking
too sharply. -, -
.;. Book Pid Not Balance. "t V
At ohe time; Grcgerson character
iced the Brictson books us "a big
joke." '-.: ' ---,?V '
There is nothing, he asserted, in
company' records handed to him to
substantiate many of the figures set
down .by. Bricton or Mrs. Brictson,
who kept the books.
"Their figures are, merely summar
ies set down, 'sometimes arbitrari
ly, with no place to show where
they originated," said Ruud. "There
were no control or cash books or
"They didn't know what I meant
when I asked for their journal," he
. testified,, .; r- ... . A v ...
The auditors enumerated as ques
tionable an item of $128,454.30 for
(Torn tr Pan Two. Column Three.)
Backs Fight to Lower
.', Rail Freight Rates
Denver, Aug. 30. Oliver H.
Slioup, governor of Colorado, di-r
rected letter to the governors of 16
western states asking them to join
with Colorado in efforts to bring
abou a reduction of railroad rates.
In his letter the governor states
the reason in the following
language: t'. -
Transportation charges are so vital
a factor in the commerce of the
country that' it does not seem possi
ble for a full resumption of normal
business to 'occur unless every im
portant industry is enabled to dis
tribute and market upon transporta-
s tion charges which the traffic can
pay and still show ' a profit. Our
position "is that reduced rates will
- produce increased traffic and should
consequently, produce increased reve-
nuesv . . " . ". v - . - ,
Germany Deposits Money
For Reparations Payments
Xew York. Aug. '30. Germany,
through its fiscal agents m this
country, as anticipated further repara
tions obligations to the allies, due to
morrow. According to .well-informed bank
ing interests representing the Berlin
government, these payments, which
are variously estimated at $65,00(3,000
to $100,000,000, have been deposited
with the agents of the British,
. French, and - Belgian governments
Purchases of dollar exchange
through Scandinavian countries to ef
fect this transaction, were concluded
several weeks ago, it w as stated.
First Annual Picnic Held
i By Firemen at Beatrice
Beatrice. . Neb.. Aug. 30. (Spe
cial.) Nearly 300 firemen and their
v families attended the first annual pic
nic of the volunteer department at
Chautauqua park. Several state offi
cials were in attendance and made
brief addresses. A basket dinner
was served and the remainder of the
afternoon given over to sports. ,
New Church Organized.
Waterloo, la, jAug. 30. Tempor
ary organization of the Church of
God has been formed here it was
announced today. Twenty-two
states and provinces are represented j
at the mcetintr.
Wallle and His Wife
Deny Divorce Plan, in
New York, Aug. 30. Rumor of
marital difficulties newt of a suit
for separation and other report of
the trouble between Wallace Kcid,
film tar, and hi wile, Dorothy Dav
enport Reid, have been current for
some time past. The following mes
sage from the parlie most con
cerned was received Tuesday:
i.o Angcle. Aug. 30.
"The new that we have separated
kccm to have been circulated
throughout the country and for your
direct information please permit u
to ay that we are certainly sur
prised to hear this rumor. We are
not able to find any evidence around
our home to support tuch a theory.
A far as we know there ii-n't a
word of truth in it. We arc still
doing business at the same old stand
and ccttmir ready to celebrate our
eighth anniversary next month. If
you will take our word for it this
time, wc promise to tend yoit word
ourselves if such a thing should ever
occur, but there are no signs as yet.
(Signed) WALDO AND DOR
OTHY DAVE X
Opening of Seward
Over 3,000 Present at Cele
bration Lorena Frickey
Of Cheyenne Fame Cap
tures Two Prizes.
Seward, Xeb., Aug. 30. (Special
Telegram.) Thrilli in abundance
were furnished the 5,000 spectators
at the first day of the Seward Fron
tier day's celebration. ',
Kellice Manzcrs took first in the
men's mounted relay race, with Bob
Leigh, second, and Harry Walt,
First place in the woman's mount
ed relay race, went to Lorane Trick
ey of "Cheyenne Frontier day fame.
Kittie Cunnut won second.
This year's record for bulldogging
at Cheyenne was shattered by six
seconds when Paul Hansen threw
the bull in 22 seconds, capturing first
place in the contest. Xorman Ma
son of Los Angeles took second
place, time 462-5 second; Slim
Freidenchal, El Paso, Tex., third,
57 2-5 .seconds: and Dave White,
Bozen. Mont., fourth,' 59 1-5 seconds.
Iu the 1-2 mile dasli, Little Spider
wonfirst, Lady Mack, second and
Daddy third. Bar Dadelke took
first in the Indian relay race, with
Lone Elk second. ;
Lorena Trickcy captured - first
honors in the Roman standing race.
Harry' Watter finished second. Gray ,
Bell finished first in the wild horse
race, with Trick Harmon second and
Daye Campbell third. In the buck
ing contest, Norman Mason and
Mrs. Johnnie Mason were hurled vi
olently to the ground by their
Tomorrow will be Lincoln day.
Over 500 tickets have ben sold to the
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Friday will be Jim Dahlman day.
Cubans Oppose Terms
Of Fordney Measure
Washington, Aug. 30. Tarrifs
proposed in the Fordney bill "threat
en the economic stability of the Cu
ban government," Minister de
Cespedes of Cuba declared, in a
memorandum presented Secretary
Hughes in behalf of ' the Cuban
commercial mission representing
growers of tobacco, sugar . and other
island products. '
, The economic and industrial iuture
of Cuba, the commercial relations
between the two countries and
American' investments in Cuba will
be seriously impaired by the pro
posed increased duty on sugar alone,
the memorandum said, while the
Fordney bill duties on leaf tobacco
was declared to be "detrimental to
all concerned, including the Amer
ican farmer."- Specific objection also
was filed to the proposed rates on
imports of pineapples and honey, of
which Cuba is said to supply prac
tically all purchased by ' the United
Body of Gothenburg Vet
Arrives at Hoboken, N. J.
Gothenburg. Neb., Aug. 30. (Spe
cial.) Word has been received here
that the body of William L. Golden,
who was killed in' action in France,
has arrived at Hoboken, N. J. Gold
en was one of the first local men to
enlist in Company L of the Fifth
Nebraska national guard. la 1918
he was transfered to the Thirty-second
division and was killed in the
Argonne drive October 7, 1918. The
local post of the American Legion
will conduct a military funeral and
the body will be buried at th Fort
McPherson National cemetery.
What Is It?
Soon the Gate Will
To The Kiddies
PresidentPresWentGoes to 'Front
o i til . For Father of 19 Children
Men Gathered iu West Vir
ginia Given Until Noon
Thursday to Disperse or
Face Federal Troops.
Law and Order At Issue
By ARTHUR SEARS HENNINO.
Chirac Trtbu-Omka Ut V lr.
Washington, Aug. 30. rreidcnt
Harding will employ the army to
put down the insurrection growing
out of the mine war in Mingo coun
ty, West Virginia, utiles the lawless
bands disperse by next Thursday
This was the decision reached by
the president late this afternoon, in
conference with Secretary of War
Weeks and General Harbord. deputy
chief of staff of the army.
The president immediately issued
a proclamation calling on the msujr
gents to disperse by Thursday noon
in default of which he will order
troops into the state to restore or
der. Two regiments are ready to
move, one at tamp bhcrman, U
which can reach the scene in three
or four hours, and the other at Camp
Dix. N. Y.
At the instance of the president
Secretary Weeks directed General
Bandholtz to proceed to West Vir
ginia tonight and to report tomor
row and Thursday forenoon whether
the president proclamation was being-complied
, Law and Order at Issue.
Mr. Harding was described as re
luctant to take this action because
the War department had aviscd him
that Governor Morgan had not in
voked the full resources of the state
to restore and maintain order. A
delegation of West Virginians, head
ed by Senator Sutherland, waited
upon both the president and Secre
tary of War Weeks and declared
that the issue is the preservation of
law and order, regardless of what
the state might have done in that
Upon receipt of the second appeal
for troops from Governor Morgan,
the president yielded. He declined
to accede, however, to the reauest of
John L. Lewis, president of the mine
workers, that the executive tall a
conference of the operators and
miners to endeavor to -'settle the
violent controversy raging over the
effort to unionize the mine3 in the
Mingo district. Mr. Harding is: of
the opinion that more can be accom
plished in this direction by the senate
committee" which will resume its" in
vestigation at Williamson, V. Va.,
on September 19.. ;
; Text of Proclamation.,
The president's proclamation fol
lows : .-"...''..'
"Whereas, the governor of the
state of W'est Virginia has repre
sented thaj domestic violence- exists
in said state which the authorities
of said state are unable to suppress;
"Whereas, It is provided in the
constitution ot the United States that
the United States shall protect each
state in this union, on application of
the legislature or of the executive
when the legislature cannot be con
vened, against domestic violence;
"Whereas, By the law of the
(Tur t Tag Two. Column Five.)
All-Russian Relief Body ,
Reported Under Arrest
Reval, Aug. 30. Members of the
all-Russian relief committee have
been arrested, it is said in dispatches
from Moscow, It was reported on
Saturday; that this committee, formed
by Maxim Gorky, widely known
Russian author and editor, for the
purpose of going abroad in . the in
terests of Russian famine relief, had
been dissolved. Associated with
Gorky in the plan were representa
tives of various political parties in
Russia. Recent dispatches have
stated that Leonid Krassin, soviet
minister of trade . and commerce,
and M. Kislikin, a former leader of
the social democratic' party, were
members of the committee. .
Burlesque Houses May Be .
Closed Due to Labor Trouble
Chicago, Aug. 30. Burlesque
theaters involved in the labor war,
which resulted in the explosion of
bombs in the Columbia and Star and
Garter theaters, will be closed by
the city pending a settlement of the
trouble, if a recommendation by Al
derman Kavanaugh, chairman of the
city council subcommittee on thea
ters, is followed by the police depart
ment. Houses of the Columbia bur
lesque wheel, which has locked out
union stage hands, are involved in
the war. Policemen are guarding
the Columbia. Star and Garter, En
glewood and Haymarket theaters, all
members of the "wheel."
Big Increase Reported
Iu Aliens Admitted to U. S.
Washington, Aug. 30. Immi
grants admitted to the United States
during the fiscal year ending June
30 numbered 805,228 as compared
with 430,001 for the previous fiscal
year and with an average of 1.090.-
940 during the previous years of
110 to 1914. it is shown in figures
r.iade public by the Bureau of Immi
gration. Non-immigrant aliens ad
mitted during the year numbered
172J9.1, making a grand total of
978,163. . '
Shacks Torn Down to Make
Room for Business Blocks
Beatrice, Neb.. Aug. 30. (Spe
cial.) Work of dismantling a num
ber of shacks at Fifth . and Dla
j streets in the business section of
I the city was begun. A brick block
I to cost approximately $40,000 will
: be erected on the site.
Harding Writes Lett
Of Man r,.oX,!& ,
Wioliiiiaion. Aug. 30. rrendent
Harding tcmcd to the front today
in behalf of the father of 19 cl iidren
10 living who h working a a
porter iu a New York department
tore at 5-M a week.
lit tending his congratulation to
the mother, Mrs. Domrnico Zacca
hea. the president told how hi
mother, who had brought up eight
children, had cxprecd the hope
prior to her death that she might
have been the mother of eight more,
After Mrs. Zaccahca had replied,
telling of the burden on the father
in caring for hi big family, Mr.
flarding wrote John Wanamaker,
the merchant, asking if something
could not be done for him, and Mr.
Wanamaker promised to help.
The president' letter to the
"My Dear Mr. Zaccahca 1 no
ticed in the photogravure section of
one of the Sunday papers a picture
of yourself, your husband and your
very remarkable lamily ot 16 chil
dren. I cannot resist expressing my
very cordial congratulation. Per
haps I am moved to do so because
of a little incident in my own life.
Family of Eight Children.
"My mother bore eight children
and raised six of them to maturity.
One afternoon shortly before her
death, we were all at my home and
she spoke of having borne eight chil
dren and said, with an affectio.) most
appealing to me, that she had been
happy to bear eight children and if
she had her life to live over she
would have no desire to change it
except to bear eight more. I thought
it was a beautiful thing for her to
say and the recollection of it in
spired me to write my very , cordial
congratulations to you and add
thereto my very best wishes. Very
"WARREN G. HARDING."
Reply to President
To this Mrs. Zaccahea, replied:
"My Dear President Witn my
Transfer of N.-S.-F.
Plan Requires That Julius
Barnes Purchase All Shares
Owned in Fremont.
Fremont. XebJAuir. 30. (Special
Tclegrajm.) Final, details relative to
the transfer -Of the .Nye-bchueider-Fowler
company stock have been ar
ranged, according to Attorney W. J.
Courtright, who returned from an
other flying trip to Chicago.
Julius Barnes, the prospective pur
chaser, refuses to consider the reduc
tion of the option period from five to
three years, and as a result the time
limit was raised to five, as first sug
gested. .-The' price was raised to the
amount stipulated by the Chicago
Mr. Courtright's plan involves de
posit of all stock owned in "Fremont
with an Omaha Trust company and
requires that Barnes must purchase
all of this stock or none. Courtright
promised to deposit 8,000 shares and
asked the limit to be placed at 10,000.
At the suggestion of Mr. Becker, at
torney", for the Chicago committee,
the limit was placed at 12,000 shares,
the Chicagoans to arrange for the
additional shares needed to make up
the quota . required by Mr. Barnes.
Held Up and Robbed
Following Pay Day
Camp Dodge, la., Aog. 30. (Spe
cial.) Taking advantage of darkness,
following pay day for .Nebraska Na
tional Guard troops at Camp Dodge,
two negroes and three white men
succeeded in relieving six Omaha
guardsmen of their money at Second
and Court streets.
Serzeant Lankton. Bugler ' Dave
Hoston, Corp. J. Brunson, Jack Cole,
C. Daniels and Gus Sinklue, all of
Company L, were the victims. They
were marching down the street when
they say two negroes jostled them
to one side of the walk and hurried
on past. Three whites followed and
stopped the guardsmen with a dis
play of automatic artillery, taking
some $150 from the sextette.
One of the troopers was not used
to being held up and remonstrated,
for which he received the butt of a
.45 behind the ear, knocking him un
conscious for a short time. !
The case was reported to national
guard authorities, who in turn re
ported it to Des Moines police.
Portland War Veteran Is
Suicide Due to Injuries
Portland. Ore., Aug. 30 William
F. Bent, 58, president of the Port
land branch of the Disabled Veter-
i' association, and a special city
patrolman, shot and killed himselt
in the lobby of a downtown hotel
Monday - night. He suffered from
shell-shock and many wounds re
ceived during war service with the
Lightning Destroys Barn
Callaway, Xeb., Aug. 30. (Spe
cial.) The large barn belonging to
Will Whituhn, residing three miles
north of here, was struck by light
ning and burned to the ground. No
live stock was lost The building was
partly covered by insurance.
Red Cross Aiding Vets
Lodgepole, Xeb., Aug. 30. (Spe
cial.) The Red Cross has engaged
a welfare worker to make regular
visits here, assisting ex-service men
in making out government claims. I:
Tohn Wanamaker in Behalf
' a Week as Janitor
.' trj rt
ot Hard Battle to
most grateful pleasure, 'I have the
honor to acknowledge receipt of
your excellency' letter congratulat
ing me for my remarkable family.
"I wih to be excused for the de
lay in acknowledging receipt.
"I was very delighted ct the new
that you come from a large family
uud your mot her was proud of hav
ing given birth to eight children and
raised ix to maturity.
"1 gave birth to 19 children, 16
of whom are alive, as their nlioto-
graph is herein inclocd and i t'nd
it to you as my most precious pos
"My husband and I are never (lis
couraged at the great task before
us, a the older ones help to support
the younger, but one thing 1 regret.
that my husband earning capacity
is only $J0 per week, employed by
John Wanamaker of this city.
"May 1 ask of your excellency'
recommendation lor a better post
tion to my husband, where hi earn
ing capacity will be larger than his
present one, so that it. will give us
an opportunity to bring the younger
children to maturity with a better
v itii deep appreciation of your
interest, 1 am, most respectfully
"MRS. DO MEXICO ZAC
Appeals to Employer.
In writing Mr. Wanamaker, the
president, enclosing a copy of the
mother's appeal, said he i oped it
might be possible to iiud a way "of
helninsr this somewhat notable fam
ily.' although he explained he knew
nothing whatever vof the merits ot
Mr. Wanamaker replied that Zac
cahea spoke very little English, that
he had been employed two years
and was earning $2 a week more
than others' doing similar work. He
promised, however, to advance him.
if it could be done, and also to find
a job for one' of the 16 children, a
son, 22 years old. described ''as tall
'and strong as his father."
First Day of Fair
6,000People . on Ground r of
Nemaha County Exhibit;
Races Are Feature.
- "Auburn, Xeb.,f .Aug. 3Q, (Special
Telegram.)" A, crowd estimated at
6,000 people attended the Nemaha
county .fair on its opening day, which
also was Children's dy. Attendance
was the largest on record for the
Horse races were up to expecta
tions and drew considerable inter
est. In the 2:16 pace, The Lion,
owned by Max Waggoner, finished
first; Bernice May, T. H. Sthreade,
second; Charline, William Jackson,
third; Sam Jay, Frank Schrcade,
fourth. Time,' 2:18j4..
In the 2:18 trot, Arnando, owned,
by Jack Lewis, finished first; Antone
Tsota, Kastner Brothers, second;
Dixie Archdale, William Jackson,
third; Direct Echo, L.' Beasley,
fourth. Time, 2:1 7.
Kimberly took first in the ffc mile
tunning race,, with Kight Owl, .sec
ond and Teddy Stokes third. Time,
60. ' : v
In the 1-2 mile running race, Al
falfa Bill finished first, Indian Chief
second and Dexter third. Time, 48.
Sioux City won the auto polo
contest from Mason City,. 12 to 8.
J. H. Stribcrs; manager of the
Central Orchard company, in his dis
play in the apple show, has on
exhibit 154 plates of perfect apples,
composing 37 varieties. ; The display
is said to be equal to any which will
be shown at the state fair.
Among the curiosities on display
is a Durham cow, owned by Roy
Briggs, with two sets of twins, all
Crippled Girl Who Ran Away
In Wheel Chair Returns
New York, Aug. 30. Edna Town
send, 15-year-old cripple girl, who
ran away in a wheel chair from her
home in Baltimore . to see New
York, went back home today with
her father, John Townsend. of the
United, States coast guard service.
1 racks made . by the wheel chair,
which Edna propelled to the railroad
station in Baltimore, put her father
on the scent and with the aid of
Baltimore police he arranged to have
New York police - on the lockout
when Edna arrived.
Evellyn Elliot, 14, who accom
panied Edna on the runaway trip,
also accompanied her and her father
back to Baltimore.
Paris Police arp Searching
For Cocaine Ring Members
Paris, Aug. 30. Paris police are
searching for members of a gigantic
cocaine ring suspected of having
introduced and sold in. Paris during
the last six months more than
$5,000,000 worth of cocaine at a
profit of 1,000 per cent and up.
The openness with which the drug
is sold in Paris amazed officials
when they beganv their investigation.
They found it could be procured.
in almost any bar in the night dis
trict of Monmartre and that one
"agent" transacted his business in a
taxicab in which he made regular de
livery rounds similar to those of a
Fifteen Pilots Entered
in Chicago's Annual Derby
Chicago, Aug. 30. Fifteen flyer
have entered Chicago's first air
derby, to be held Labor day, it was
announced today. There will be
two races, one for planes under 100-
horse power and the other a irce for
C. of C. Gets
Unanimous Endorsement Is
Given International Con
gre at Executive Session
Financers Are Assured
The Omaha Aero club won uuani
mou indorsement of the Chamber
ot Commerce executive committee
(hit noon for the International Aero
Congresii, to be held in Omaha Xo
veniber 3. 4 and 5.
Recommendation was passcJ urg
ing umana people to give intir n
nautial Mipport to the project.
Indorsement followed a mcttmg
attended by director of the club,
member of the executive committee
and other invited by the chamber.
The Aero club withdrew its re
cuest that the Chamber of Com
merce underwrite the finances of
the congress. The chamber' com
mittee, which had investigated the
matter, reported that the congress
can be held at an expense of $40,000,
as estimated by the club.
Of this amount, $25,000 has been
guaranteed by individual business
men and $5,000 by the North Omaha
activities association. This leaves
but $10,000 to raise, without allow
ance for revenue expected from ad
missions and concessions.
Reports that the congress might
be abandoned were roundly de
nounced by E. Buckingham and
"In behalf of the chamber it
should be understood that we were
asked first to underwrite thj entire
finances of the undertaking,' said
Walter Head, chairman of the ex
"That was an entirely different
question from the one now before
us. I think we all favor indorsing the
As Many Crimes as
Men, Judge Asserts
O'Neill. Xeb., Aug. 30. (Special.)
Women are committing as many
and as varied crimes as men, declared
District Judge- Robert. R. Dickson
in-prounouncing a sentence-ot worn
one to 10 vears in the penitentiary
upon Mrs. Delia Dehart, who plead
ed Kuilty to manslaughter in assist
mg her husband to murder John
Mize of Platte, S. D. Dehart, who
also confessed, now is serving a life
term at Lincoln. A former husband
of the woman is also there as a big
amist, and a brother-in-law as a cattle
The woman criminal, the judge
continued, must pay the penalty or
her crime the same as though she
were a man, if society is to be pro
Nonobscrvance of laws , in general
and a resulting demoralization was
deplored by the judge in a lengthy
address in pronouncing sentence, and
he scathingly denounced officials who
failed to insist on law observance,
Officers were instructed to make a
drive on gambling places m the city,
Two Negroes Held in Jail ,
For Disappearance of Man
Jackson, Miss., Aug. 30. Leon
Viverett. a negro, is held here today
for safekeeping. Viverett confessed
to the murder of Alton Page, at
Forest, Saturday night. Pattie Per
due, a negro woman, at whose house
the killing occurred, is also held. ,
rage s body was cut to pieces and
the smaller parts burned in a stove.
The' trunk was charred' to a crisp
and buried on top of the body of a
negro recently interred in a negro
cemetery a mile from where the
crime -was "committed. 1
Pattie Perdue, who owned the
house, and Leon Viverett were ar
rested: last Sunday night after the
absence of Page had created alarm.
An investigation revealed that a
fight had occurred at Pattie's house.
Both negroes confessed to the crime
while held in the Forest jail today
and were rushed to this place to
night. ' '
Trans-Caucasia in Throes ' ',
Of an Epidemic of Cholera
Xew York. Aug. 30. Thousands
of famine sufferers in trans-Caucasia,
among them many children, are dy
ing of cholera, said a cable message
received today by the Near East Re
lief from Albert Johnson, one of its
The authorities in many cities,
particularly in Armenia, are sending
wagons through the streets to pick
np the bodies of victims,' he said.
Long lines ; of children constantly
wait in front of relief institutions, the
Woman Burns House
To Force Tenants to
Move, She Confesses
Aug. 30. Mrs.
owner of a resi
dence here, told the police, they an
nounced, that she had set fire to the
place to force tenants to move out. -
I he tenants, Mrs. E. Walker. Mrs.
Zepada's niece, and her husband, re
fused to move despite repeated re
quests to do so, the police quote
Mrs. Zepada as saying. The fire al
most destroyed the house.'
It was my own property and 1
thought I had a right to burn it up
if I wanted to," "said Mrs. Zepada,
according to the police.
Mrs. Zepada is being held pending
determination whether a charge
ould be placed against her,' .
Reform School Bout
Pott pone Parolee to
Play at State Fair
Iveamev. Xeb.. Auk. 30. ("Sne
cut).) The State IndtutrUl School
band, one of the crack mutiral or
kaniiation of Xebraika, wa vched
tiled to be disbanded today, over 20
member being due for parolee, nut
when the lad were informed their
service were (ought to play at the
male fair at Lincoln next week, all
expreurd a wtllmgnet to remain
until after that hue.
Arranaements 'were alo made to
have them appear at the Buffalo
county fair being held ttiii week,
The band of 40 boys i one of the
finest the tchool has -ever developed,
Seven Trains Will
Guard to Homes
Camp Dodge Will Be Piac
tically Deserted by Corn
husker Troops by 9
D Moines, la.. Aug. 30. (Spe
cial Telcaram.) Seven train will
be required to take the Xcbraska
National euardsmen to their home
from Camp Dodge, where they
have heen in trainine for two weeks,
Each train will take companies of
men to the part of Nebraska from
which these units came ana oy y a,
m UVHnrsdav the Nebraska repre
sentation at cawin will be composed
only of a few men left to take home
the truck and miscellaneous equip
Train Xo. I left Camp Dodge at
12:01 p. m. today and left Des
Moine at 2:01 p. m. The train car-
rie the Howitzer comoany from
Mitchell, Headquarter company of
the Second battalion and Company
E, running via Osceola, la., and
Louisville to Lincoln, wlcre the
men will no out on reKular trains.
Train No. 2 will carry Company I
Third battalion, Headquarters com
pany and the Field Hospital com;
pany, besides the state Staff officers,
Wvinar Camo Dodse at 5 a. m,
Wednesday for Lincoln and ' Fair
mont. Train No. 3, with Company
F, of Hartington, will leave at 2 a,
m. Wednesday and will arrive in
Omaha at 10:50 a. m., leaving Omaha
at 1 p. m. and arriving at the destina
tion at 7:30 D. m.
The Service company from York,
Company M of Seward and Com-
oanv C of Beatrice will leave on
train No. 4 at 5 a., m. Wednesday
arriving in Omaha at 1 p. m. and
leaving for the troop destination at
4:15 p. m.
Train No. S will carry Company H
of Grand' Island' and Cornpany G
of Hasfihgs: -This train will leave
Camp Dodge at 5 a. m. Wednesday;
arriving in Omaha .4 p. m., leaving
at 4:25 p.' m. and arriving at Grand
Island at 8:30 p. m. it will leave
Grand Island at 9 p. m. and arrive at
Hastinas at 10 p. m. over the bt.
Toe and Grand Island.
Train No. 6, with Company B,
Headquarters company, First bat
talion of Nebraska, and Company A
of Auburn: will . leave at 8 a. 'm.
Wednejday and will carry the men
to Omaha, where changes will be
made for their; destinations. Train
No. 7 will take the Omaha troops.
Companies K and L, Regimental
Headquarters and Medics,. leaving
Camo Dodge at 8:30 a. m. and ar
rjving at Omaha at 4:05 p. m.
Germany Clamps , Down
Lid to Prevent Revolt
Merlin, Aug. oO. tjcrmany wa
today under restrictions closely ap
proaching martial law as a result of
a decree issued late yesterday by
Fresident Ebert. Meetings, proces
sions, demonstrations and the is
suauce of publications "likely to en
courage seditious movements" were
forbidden m the decree, and warning
was given that "any and. every in
surrection" would be suppressed
with relentless severity.
' Majority and independent social
ists have made formal demand upon
Chancellor Wirth that elements re
sponsible for anti-republican '.activi
ties be restrained by the govern
ment and' organized labor has in
formed the chancellor that it is pre
pared to "defend the republic."
Be Used in Public Places
Practically every drug store, cigar
store, ' restaurant and department
store in the city has agreed to abolish
free telephones and will " install
I he storekeeper may guarantee
the telephone company $6 a' month
oh coin boxes and get 20 per cent
of all receipts above the guaranty or
he may have a semi-pub lie phone in
stalled which allows all "in" calls to
the oroorietor and 5 cents on all out
call's although he must guarantee the
company at least four "out'' calls
a day. '
Bandits Get $3,000 Worth of
Jewelry From Auto Party
Sioux City, la., Aug. 30. Two
masked bandits procured nearly
$3,000 in diamonds, money and other
valuables in a daring holdup ot an
automobile party here early this
Nebraska Fair Wednesday and
probably Thursday; warmer
Iowa Generally fair Wednesday;
Thursday ' unsettled; somewhat
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Dozen Signers Appear to Of
fer Increased Bail for
Trial Set for October
At the formal protest of Mil
Grace Ballard, county attorney of
Washington . county, against the
$2,000 bond -for the release of Fred
H, Claridge,'. former president of the
Banking Home of A. Caxtetter. row,
defunct. County Judge A. C Debel
ordctcd the bond increased to $10,000
yesterday. ' '' 1
A dozen signer were icady to go,
the bond. The matter wa completed
before noon. Charge of violating the
state lanking law against Claridge
will be heard at the opeuiig of the
October term of court, beginiiig prob
ably October 10, Judge Debel itated.
Claridge urrendered at Blair
Monday, after a disappearance of six
months, . , '
Remains in Seclusion.
When Attorney' General Clarence
A. Davis learned k of Claridge' re
turn to Blair, he .detailed an assist
ant, J. B. Chase, to Blair by auto
to request the court to have the
$2,000 bond increased to at least $10,-
00Q. , - .
Claridge, returned to Blair, a man
broken in spirit and health. Towns
men who were attending a Chautau
qua on the court house grounds
Monday gave him a rousing wel
come when they' ighted him atep
ping from a sedan with hi wife.
Claridge has notvyet appeared on
the business streets of Blair; , He
is staying at the home of hi broth-
er-in-law, B. F. Haller, in sight of
his former luxuriant residence ,on
Grant street.' . ' , '
Claridge Monday told ci hi nc..-.
experience ;in life after he diap
peared from Blair on February 26.'
His story reads like that of a man
without a country.
"I went direct to New York City,"'
he said. ''I had to leave Blair., Re
sponsibilities weighed too heavily on
my shoulders, f I knew I had done
no wrong, unless helping my fellow
man is considered so."
While in, Gotham, Claridge worked
a janitof at a-bushiest college for
$6.25 a" week, and tinted extra
money writing for a magazine. Xw
month ago he-got in touch with
hi wife in Cleveland and was taken
Claridge feels confident he will
never be convicted of the charges
against him. He declared he is
through with banking affair and
hopes to continue to live in B'air do
ing any kind of labor. Mr. Claridge
declared her husband would be satis
tied to work even at $30 a month. ,
Friends of Claridge are anxiously
awaiting the action of the State De
partment of Trade and Commerce in
regard to him. Whether efforts will
be made by the ' attorney general's1
office to have the case, transferred to
another court is a question in Blair,
Six Persons Killed,
Many Others Wounded
In Belfast Rioting
Belfast. Auar. 30.-iBv Th Attn.
ciated Press.) Six persons were
killed today during renewed rioting
her-e and many othe-s were wounded,
some seriouslv. Numtrnna rn n(
gunshot wounds are under treatment
In the factory: districts there wa9
considerable fitrhtitiir. miwialtv this,
afternoon, when the nhinvnrrf wnrt.
ers, on their way home, came under
the guns ot snipers. . The sniping
operations continued until late in the
During the evening, persons who
had to ur.e tram car became; so
nervous that thpv lav nn itw Unm-i
of the cars to avoid possible bullets.
Heavy firing continued until t!ie
curfew hour. Among those killed
were narry Bowers and Thomas
MCMuiian, who was shot m
chest. . 1 -. ; - -
Visitors Barred From ' '
Dome of State Capitol
Lincoln. :Aiur 30. "Sneij1 T1i
dome of the state capitol at Lincoln
ceases to be a favorite spot for Lin
coln visitors from the country.
The stae - board . nf educational
land and funds, in charge of the
capitol building, voted -to bar visi
tors from the dome. ; , .
So there willh nn mnr "Kird.
eye glimpses" from the atate house
dome until Xebraska gets a new
state house, . ..'.''.,'
The reason assigned by the board
for refusing visitors access ' to the
dome was that it was rapidly becom
ing unsafe and that U-tiil it tnivht
hold 25 visitors, the safest way. to
avert an accident was to. allow no
one to crawl into the dome. ,
Artie Explorer's Steamer
r Arrives at Western Port
Port Townsend. WaSn..AuK. 30.
Capt. Roald Amundsen' ship, the
Maud, arrived here today. It will go
to Seattle to be repaired to resiin e
its arctic explorations. Xhej crew i
composed of six Siberian' - Esqui
maux, the only white men on board
being Capt. O. Wisting, Xorwegian;
H. U. Sverdnip, a Xorwegian ci
entist, and G. Olonkin, a Russian ep--gineer.
The Maud lost a propeller ait
c:l..:. . i - ...tL i
ittc .iijciMiii, L-LHisi idn . pilar ir,a
was recently towed to-'Noft,e. Cap
tain Ammuisen reached Seattle sev eral
week ago. , i.
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