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The Omaha Sunday Bee
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OMAHA, SUNDAY MORNINtJ, APRIL 30, 1922.
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U. S. Keacly
Union Pacific Cand Mate Takes
Lead in Trip-to-France Contest
Oil r .eases
Hall Is Dead
V.Ufi liVniii Vi-idav'a Wlnnl Hrnnc in Cntnml Piini ,
When Miss Donn Procures 2,500 Votes Miss .A.uA Wl
O'Rrien Retains Third Position. I UCI Cll
Negotiation Will He Opened
With Nation Involved
Looking to Funding
$11,500,00000 Is Due
By GRAFTON S. WILCOX.
Oman IW Mir.
Washington. April 29. The United
Slates government, alter prolonged
ridgy, it ready to tit around a table
with tlie representatives of foreign
nations which owe it $11,500,000,000
in principal and interest to discuss
the funding war debt.
I'p to thin time this great obliga
tion lias merely been acknowledged
by the debtor nation. It lias never
been placed in the form of obliga
tions or securities.
Now the government i going to
get down to the task of whipping
the huge debt into shape for proper
handling. The task is variously re-
icrreq in as tne " 'funding or the "re
funding" of the debts. It has been
placed by congress in the hands of
a commission which is known as the
World War Foreign Debt commis
sion. 1 Ins commission has just been
organized, following continuation by
the senate of the nominations of
.Senator Reed Snioot, Utah, and Rep
resentative Theodore Burton, Ohio,
as members who. with Secretary of
the Treasury Mellon, Secretary of
State Hughes and Secretary of Com
merce Hoover, constitute the com
mission. Negotiations already have been in
stituted with Great Britain, the
largest debtor. As rapidly as possi
, hie negotiations with the other debtor
nations will be opened.
To Use Diplomatic Channels.
Preliminary steps in each case will
be negotiated by the commission with
each of the big debtor governments
through regular diplomatic channels,
but eventually the larger nations ex
pect to send commissions of fiscal
experts and government officials to
Washington to complete the fund
The World War Foreign Debt
commission has established offices in
the Treasury building, and haa
chosen as its secretary Elliott Wads
. worth, assistant secretary of the treas-ut-r
1 1 i thm mirnnse of the com
missioners to make an exhaustive
jaUMkof the conditions existing in
aH tlis. t.lttirjfcijidhtor to the Uuitc,d
- Males, wlio.e ieiis imiiw now ue
refunded. This means that the com
missioners will seek to determine the
-V ability of each nation to pay and that
they will.be guided very largely by
the results of the investigation in ar
riving at the terms of settlement.
They will seek to learn the financial
status of the nations, their obliga
tions outside those held by the United
States, their taxes and their ability
to pay more taxes; what they are do
ing with their revenues today; the
prospects of conditions becoming bet
ter or worse. ,,
, Interest Is Billion.
' The obligations of the foreign gov
ernments are of four sources those
held for advances made under the
various Liberty bond acts, $9,434,
774,829.24; those received from the
secretary of war and the secretary
- of the navy on account of sales of
surplus war materials, $574,673,710.
21; those received from the Ameri-
(Turn to Face Two, Column One.) ,
Ex-Pastor Accused of
Nebraska City, Neb., Aprif 29.
(Special.) Fred B. Williams, for
mer pastor of the Baptist church of
this city, charged on three com
plaints with illegal practice of medi
cine, was confined in the county
jail for an hour while bail was being
The former minister alleges that
his arrest was caused by spite
worts, on the part of officials.
He is charged with the practice of
medicine on George Stephenson, a
paralytic. It is alleged that Steph
enson paid Williams more than $200
for services. Several packages of
salt, etc., retailed at a rather high
price, according to the marks on
them, were taken as evidence.
Notice of $10,000 Suit '
Against Beatrice Is Given
Beatrice, Neb., April 29. (Special
Tl.rfMm S Atrnrneve " fnr Tohn
Cook announced that they would file
suit in district court tne nrst 01 me
week against the city of Beatrice for
einnnn w th tn of his son. Rob
ert,' 9, who was killed last August
by coming in contact with a live wire.
Negligence and carelessness on the
part of the city in maintaining its
lines on the street where the acci
dent occurred will be charged.
Brother-in-Law of Slain
Circus Man Held in Killing
Burlington, N. J., April 29. Harry
C. Mohr, brother-in-law of John T.
Brunen, circus owner, who was shot
and killed on March 10 in his hccie
at Riverside. N. J., was arrested to
day in Lamden, N. J., in connection
with the killing.
Charged With Murder.
Mount Holly, N. J.. April 29. A
confession alleged to have been made
by Charles M. Powell that he had
been hired by Harry C Mohr,
brother-in-law of John T. Brunen,
circus owner, to do away with ithe
circus man, was given out today by
countv authorities. On the strength
of Powell's statement, Mohr and
Powell, who are under arrest, have
been formally eftarged with the mur
der of Brunen in the latter's home on
Nellie It. Donn
Irrne Rice ,,
Mrs. Attncs Hall..
Myrtle M. Wood..
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Mrs. Paul Kigdon
Mi Nellie B. Donn, candidate of
the Union Pacific in The Omaha lice
Good Will Contest, held lirt ulace
at the clo.se of voting yrMrrday.
She moved op from second osi
lion, displacing Miss Ella Fciin. can
didate of the McCord-llradv com
pany employes, by depositing $250
in the Omaha National bank before
the close of banking hours at noon
In behalf of Miss Kathrine
O'Brien, representing Burlington em
ployes. $104.80 was deposited on the
second day of the election and she
retains third place in the race.
Crinnell Candidate Gains.
The only other change in the line
up came when Miss Elizabeth I'ace,
Grinnell college candidate, moved
from sixth to fourth place with a
Saturday deposit of $81.
All of the candidates, their mana
gers and workers were kept so busy
yesterday morning with the pre
liminary arrangements for their cam
paigns that several different groups
failed to get to the bank at all with:
the money representing the day's re-
All Factions of Party Gather
Round Banquet Tahle in
' Effort to Win Back
Lincoln. April 29. (Special Tele
gram.) Strange bedfellows gather
ed here tonight for the admitted ob
ject -of .political .inexpediency, wben-
William Jennings "Bryan addressed
wet, dry and "middle ot tne roan
democrats at a banquet at the Grand
hotel. Arthur Mullin, leader of the.
wets and anti-language law element,
sat beside "Brother Charlie" Bryan,
former leader of the drv element
Throughout , the dining room, 250
democratic leaders of opposite wings
of the party ate together and claimed
they could forget, for the sake of
seeing democrats in office again,
charges of hypocrasy," "tools of the
brewers," and "messengers of Wall
street," with which they have Brand
ed each other in bygone days.
Most conspicuous for their, popu
larity were John H. Morehead, for
mer governor and candidate for con
gress in the Second district, and
Warden W T. Fenton, mentioned as
a candidate for governor in the
event the attempt to make "Brother
Charlie" Bryan the fusion candidate
for governor failed.
Third party scouts were in evi
dence. They included Arthur G.
Wray, candidate for the United
States senate; J. H. Edmisten, chair
man: T. N. Norton, candidate for
governor, and F. L. Bollen, candir
date tor attorney general.
Dan Butler of Omaha, democratic
candidate for governor, was an early
arrival. . '
P. L. Hall, -chairman, stated that
he intended to introduce leaders of
warring factions. , - -
',1 want everyone to get the bile
off his stomach," Hall said, "that will
get a united democracy." ,
J. N. Norton was called on first.
Norton said high taxes was primar
ily the fault of the state administra
tion. ' '. ''
John H. Morehead was the next
speaker. Morehead said Bryan first
induced him to be an office seeker
years ago. "I've been running ever
since," Morehead said. Morehead
asserted the liquor question was set
tled. He said, if elected to congress,
he would voU to sustain the Vol
stead Act as it stands tpday.
Three Children Bnrned
to Death on Oregon Ranch
' Bend, Ore., April 29. Three chil
dren, Mildred and Eunice Bergstrom
13 and 10, and George Livesly. their
cousin, 4, were burned to; death yes
terday at the ranch home of W. L.
Bergstrom near Deschutes- in a fire
that started in an incubator. Berg
strom and his wife are in a hotel suf
fering from burns.
news in the
- 17th and Farnam ;
t,4:i v". cut
f Jill 00
milts. Thii was permissible owing to
the rule of the routed, which gives
the candidates 4H hours in which to
bank moneys collected.
Kepresentatives of the livestock in
tcrests of south Omaha who are
backing Miss F.hzahcih Kaufmann
as their candidate for the Trip-to-
France, held a luncheon meeting yes
terday 111 the Livestock hxcliange
building, and enthusiastically assured
their representative ol the certainty
of her election.
At this luncheon Mr. W. B. Tagg
presided and introduced to the as
sembled chairmen of the committee
and subcommittees present Mrs. J
J. McMullen and Mrs. Howard Bald
rige, members of the local commit
tee for Devastated France, who are
actively directing the election
throughout the Omaha district.
Describes Stricken Area.
Mrs. Baldrige, told of the condi
tions in the war stricken area of
France which the American commit
mittee has undertaken to improve in
(Turn to ! Sine, Column Nix.)
Omaha Center of
"Star" Air Mail
Business Men Willing to Pay
Extra Postage for Quick
Service, House Body
Washington, April 29. Business
men generally would be willing to
pay extra postage on air mail pro
vided quick and certain , delivery,
could be "guaranteed, "representatives
of the Aeronautical ' Chamber ot
Commerce, the Merchants' Associa
tion of New York, and other or
ganizations contended today before
the house postoffice committee. The
Stcenerson bill, under which the
postmaster general would be au
thorized to provide "star routes"
through the sky, was up for hearing.
.A careful investigation by the
Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce,
said Luther J. Bell, showed that the
big demand was for service between
these and other points:
New York and Chicago; Omaha.
Kansas City , to Galveston, Tex.;
Kansas City to Chicago; Kansas
City to St. Louis, and Kansas City
to New York, all direct; Los An
geles and San Francisco;. Spokane
and Seattle, and Spokane and Port
. One of the most useful routes sug
gested, Mr. Bell said, was a route
from Minneapolis and St. Paul to
Lake Charles, La., via . Omaha,
establishing a fast north' and south
connection with gulf and South
American steamship lines.
The Steenerson bill would fix the
first-class rate of postage on air mail
at not less than 6 cents fpr each
ounce or fraction, and would au
thorize the postmaster general to
contract with companies for trans
portation of first-class mail by air
craft at a rate not exceeding 2 mills
per pound per mile and, mail, other
than first-class, at a rate not exceed
ing Yi mill per pound per mile.
Lincoln Couple Seek
to Have Baby Returned
Lincoln, April 29. (Special.)
When the stork delivered baby No.
3 at the home, of Fred Dolezal 10
weeks ago, papa and mamma . said
"too much," and, it. is claimed, gave
the baby to Mr. and Mrs. William
Hammond, a childless couple. ' Mrs.
Hammond was a war bride, coming
to Lincoln from Paris.
Since giving the baby away, pros
perity, then a stranger at the Dolezal
home, has put in an appearance and
they want the .baby back. , They ap
pealed to the district court.
This morning Mrs. Hammond car
ried the baby into a court room. -
I am so lonely, she said, over
here so far from Paree and ze baby
ez so cute, it makes me happy, pleese
let me take it."
The judge took the case under ad
visement. The Hammonds showed
a signed baby transfer made by the
Dolezals before a notary public.
Newspaper Man Held in
Taylor Murder Released
Los Angeles, April 29. Honore C.
Connette, newspaper man of Texas.
California and Hawaii, taken into
custody recently upon his arrival at
San FVancisco from Hilo, T. H., be
cause of statements credited to hip
and indicating unusual knowledge of
the murder -of William Desmond
Taylor, film director, here February
1, was released from the county jaii
The district attorney's office stated
it was convinced neither Connette
nor a motion picture actor said to
have been brought into the case by
purported statements of the news
paper man had any connection with
peltate Adopt Resolution for
Inetigatiou of Charge.
A g a i n t Secretaries
Ut'itby ami Fall.
illions Are Involved
ftmalia ltr Imm4 lf.
Wellington, April 29, The senate
today ordered thorough investigation
of the charges that Secretary of the
Interior Fall and Secretary of the
Navy Dcuby have turned the naval I
oil retrrvei with an entiiuaied value 1
running into billions of dollars, over
to favored intcreMi for private ex
By unanimous vote, the kenate
adupicd the resolution of Senator ;
L Follette, Wisconsin, which pro-I
vided for the inquiry. The La Fol- I
lcttc resolution is a double-headed
measure. In the firt place, it di-J
rccn 1 11c secretary 01 me interior 10
send to the senate all leases, data
and papers of all kinds related to the
leasing of the naval reserves, and 111
tlio second place it instructs the feu
atc committee on public lands to be.
gin at once, an investigation of the
entire subject, "with particular refer
ence to the protection of the rights
and equities of the government and
the preservation of its natural re
sources." Amendment Adopted.
At the suggestion of Senator Poin
dexter, Washington, member of the
naval affairs committee, an amend
ment was adopted calling upon the
secretary of the interior for informa
tion concerning the reported drilling
of wells on private lands adjacent
to the oil reserves. The Interior de
partment claims that it leased the'
oil reserves because there was danger
of the fields being drained by wells
on adjoining property.
Adoption of the La Follette resolu
tion was no surprise, but the unan
imous character of the vote was
somewhat unexpected. Advocates of
the resolution declared that the
unanimous vote clearly indicated how
grave the senate considered the
charges made against the secretary
of the interior and the secretary of
Vice President Coolidge laid be
fore the senate a copy of the Teapot
Dome lease sent to him by the In
terior department The contract is
signed by Secretary Fall, Secretary
Dcnhy and H. F. Sinclair, president
of the Mammoth Oil company. The
S!-lfi,lfer(rf G. O.P- Mem--
Opponents of the transaction say
vfciMU 1. IU OM JJLI Hill,
that the 50 per cent royalties will be
few. . , . . . . f
In today's debate, Senator Hitch
cock, Nebraska, declared that the
leasing of the naval reserves con
stituted a "radical change of policy"
and came as a distant surprise to
those who were under the impression
that the conservation policy was fix
ed by law which could not be chang
ed, except by act of congress.
"I am shocked," said Senator
Hitchcock, "that in the administra
tion two departments of the govern
ment should apparently conspire
secretly, without any notice to the
public or any, advice to congress,
to throw them open to private ex
Senator Borah, , Idaho, declared
that the, existing leasing law opened
the way for the leasing of the oil re
serves and "unless it was radically
changed the public could not be pro
tected." senator Hitchcock there
upon declared that congress should
get busy and amend the leasing law
witnout delay. - . 1
Senator Poindexter told the sen
ate that there was considerable dan
ger of the draining of the oil from the
California reserves and that millions
of barrels already had been lost there.
Senator La Follette insisted that this
was true of only a portion of the
reserves and that the Teapot Dome
reserve, which is located in Wyoirj
ing, "was as safe from drainage, as
if it were in an iron basin."
Scores Denby and Fall.
Senator Hitchcock scored Secre
tary Denby and Secretary. Fall for
negotiating the leases in secret. "Con
tracts have been let to faxored cor
porations," he said, "and the public
is not informed of it until the trans
action is closed." '
Senator King, Utah, assailed the
leasing bill. "It promotes scandal,'
he said. It is an impediment to
proper and legitimate development
and it should be modified, if not re
pealed." Senator Lodge, Massachusetts, re;
oublican leader, took issue with dem
ocratic senators when they undertook
to claim for tho Wilson administra
tion all the credit for conserving navy
oil. ' ..''
"Secretary Daniels made a staunch
fight," he said, "but don't overlook
the fact that the senate naval af
fairs committee had something to do
with stopping the raids on the Cali
Resigns to Move to Omaha
Tecumseh, Neb., April 29. (Spe
cial.) Frank Allen, deputy post
master at Tecumseh, has resigned
the oosition and he will go to
Omaha to accept a position in the
office of his father, A. B. Allen, col
lector of internal revenue for Ne
braska. The change will be made
early in May. L. C. Knsier will
take the deputy postniastership, and
Harry Livingston wilt take Mr.
Kuster's place.' The Allen family Is
located in Omaha. A daughter. Miss
Muriel Allen, attends the state uni
versity at Lincoln.
Files as Democrat
Lincoln. April 29. (Special.)
James Pearson of Moorefield today
filed as a candidate for lieutenant
governor on the democratic ticket.
. lip RICH BEFORE.
Bonus Bill to Go
to Senate Within
Week or 10 Days
hers of .Finance Committee
; Now Favors Retention of
Bank Loan Provision.
Washington, ; April 29. Such
changes as are made in the house
soldiers' bonus bill by the senate
finance committee will be compara
tively unimportant, according to in
dications. ' . -
Senator McCumber, North Dakota,
chairman of the committee, favors
adhering to the general plan of the
house bill in order to get it througn
with the least difficulty. Treasury
officials have not yet submitted addi
tional data which was requested by
the committee and until this is avail
able final, action will not be taken.
It is expected that the bill will be
reported to the senate within a week
or 10 days.
Senator McCumber said today that
while there will be a few minor
changes, he believes that the repub
licans will rcpor'. a modificatior of
he house bill and that a long delay
in conference will be avoided.
According to the present prospect,
the bill will not include any financing
provision, the present law giving the
treasury authority to issue additional
certificates of indebtedness if funds
are needed before interest of prin
cipal of the foreign debt becomes
The sentiment of republican mem
bers of the committee now appears
to be definitely in favor of the reten
tion of the bank loan provision of
the house bill or something quite
similar. . -
Railroads Offer Books
for Use of County Assessors
Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) W.
H. Osborne, state tax commissioner,
sent letters to railroad heads operat
ing in Nebraska, asking that they in
struct station agents to permit asses
sors to pore through books in order
to learn who owned the live stock in
railroad yards on April 1. Osborne
declared that many agents had re
fused assessors access to the books.
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Page 1 to 6.
Editorial Comment Pae 8.
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"The Romance of b Million Dollars."
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"The Wanted Man," final install
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. Shopping; with Polly Pace 13..
Amusements Pa ires IS, 14 and IS.
"The Married Life of Helen and
Warren" Page It.
'Hanpyland," and Hour ot Pleasure
for the Children Pago IS.
Sports Newa and Features
Page 1 and t.
Of Especial Interest to Motorists
Pages 4 and S.
Musle ews Page 6.
For I.lve Boys of Omaha Page 6.
Beat Estate and Builders News
Market and Financial
, Page S and 9.
Want Aria Page 9. IS and 11.
Would Serve People
Frank John of Grand Island, grand
counsellor of the United Commer
cial Travelers and chairman of the
legislative committee of Travelers'
Protective association, who is a can
didate for republican nomination for
United States . senator, has an
nounced that the principal object of
his entering the senatorial race is
a "long cherished ambition to assist
restoration of the government to the
people, . for service to the people
rather than to serve influential
"Human freedom consists in per
fect adjustment of human interests,
human activities and human ener
gies," said Mr. John. "Don't deceive
yourselves for a moment as to the
power of the great interests which
now dominate our development.
They are so great that it is almost
an open question whether the gov
ernment of the United States can
control them. ,
"Go one step farther. let them
make their organized powers per
manent and it may be too late to
turn them back. I believe in indus
trial liberty as I believe in life it
self." , i t
Fraud Alleged in
Randolph, Neb., April 29. (Spe
cial.) A 'formal petition, contesting
the election of G. I. Reed as coun
cilman of the Second ward here,
was filed in the county court at
Hartington. Charles Howell, the
defeated candidate, field the petition,
alleging fraud on the part of the
judges in closing the polls at 7 and
later reopening them until 8, admit
ting 17 additional voters. Howell
was leading Reed at 7, but the lat
ter votes swung the tide for Reed.
Hearing of the charge was set for
Sunday partly cloudy and warmer.
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Resolution Asks Abolishment
of Two Agencies Omaha
Selected as 1923 Meet
Columbus, Neb.. April 29. (Sdc
cial.) Taking the position that fed
eral regulation of railroad and Das
senger rates has earoached to un
warrented extent upon the rights ol
the state railway commissions, the
1 ravelers Protective association
state convention adopted a resolu
tion calling upon President Harding
and the . Nebraska delegation in
congress to exert every effort pos
sible to abolish the national labor
board created by the Esch-Cummins
act and the inter-state commerce
By adopting the report framed
last December by the hotel com
mittee, Karl Schrntt of Kearney,
chairman, the , association virtually
signed an armistice with the hotel
men of the state in the battle for the
reduction of hotel rates. The com
mittee report recommended that agi
tation by the -organization for fur
ther reduction of hotel rates be
abandoned at this time, as the com
mittee was convinced that the hotel
men, as a whole, were making every
effort to put thffr rates as low as
consistent with good business judg
Hotel Man Talks. .
I. A. Medlar, secretary of the
Northwestern Hotel association, and
also secretary of the Nebraska as
sociation, arrived from Omaha after
the hotel committee's report had
been adopted and addressed the con
vention briefly! from the hotel men's
standpoint. ' He submitted the facts
and figures to show why it had been
impossible to reduce hotel rates to
the 1914 level, gave assurance that
every . effort . was beihft made to
bring the rates down as rapidly as
business conditions would permit
and urged closer co-operation and
better understanding between the
traveling men and hotel men. .
. New Officers Named.
The new officers are: president,
S. C. Lathen, Grand Island: vice
presidents, first, H. A. Webbert,
Kearney, second, C. M. Looney, Al
liance; third, A.. J. Spain, Nebraska
City; fourth, Milton Watt, Omaha;
fifth, E. E. Zimmerman, Fairbury.
Directors Two-year terra, O. H.
Wohl Ford, Omaha; N. Stanley
Brown, Omaha; L. N. St. John,
Kearney; Lee Martyn, Fremont. E.
V. Austin, Lincoln; one-year terms:'
George E. Begerow, Omaha: Eafi
O. Eager, Lincoln; C. E. Doughty.
Norflok; T. B. Tully, Hastings.
Committee chairmen: railroad. W.
C. Alexander, Omaha: legislative,
Frank John, rand Island; press,
James H. Stine, Omaha; employ
ment, L. L. Kurtz, Lincoln, hotel,
Karl Schmidt, eKarney: good roads
and public utilities, George F. Wolr,
The list of ' delegates to the na
tional convention as reported by the
various posts was approved by the
By "unanimous vote, the conven
tion accepted an invitation to hold
its 1923 convention in Omaha.
178 War Veterans Die
Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) The
Grand Army of the Republic has lost
178 members through death in the
last year, according to reoorts com
piled by Adjut. Gen. Harmon Bross.j
Richard Ookrr, Political
MBo" in New York Many
Year, Puri Away at
Hit Dublin Home.
Acquired Great Wealth
Br Tfc AssorUtrd PrMs.
New York. April 29. Richard
Croker, formerly Tammany chieftain
in New York, died at his home in
Ireland today, according to a cable
gram received by Thomas F. Smith,
rxcrctary of Tammany hall, from
The cablegram, dated in Dublin at
4. Mi p. m., gave no details, saying
"Mr. Croker pased away sud
Dublin, April 29.-Tlie death of
Richard Croker, former leader of
Tammany hall in New York is an
nounced by the Sunday Indepen
dent. He died at 3:30 this afternoon
at his residence here, after a brief
Ruled For Nina Years.
Under the leadership of Richard
Wclstead Croker, Tammany Hall be
came one of the most efficient and
successful political machines that
ever existed in the United States. It
was under his leadership also that
public condemnation was visited upon
the organization in unstinted measure
for the alleged unscrupulous manner
in which it was conducted. For nine
years Croker's masterly hand abso
lutely dominated New York city's
democratic organization and during
that time Tammany was invariably
victorious at the polls.
From a poor Irish immigrant boy,
none too well educated, he forced
himself by courage and self aggres
sion and by political tactics that sub
jected him to extreme public critic
ism, into the leadership first of one
of New York city's gangs, then into
numerous city offices and eventually
into the leadership of Tammany Hall
where he came in contact and deal
ings with many of the leading
financiers and business men of the
He was rewarded by the accumu
lation of great wealth, the source of
which was never exactly known by
the public. "Where did he get it!"
as once the question of the hour in
New York; but Croker never an
n Spent Money Lavishly.
He spent his money lavishly in.
'maintaining a -magnificently"'' fui"
nished home in Mew York, a stocU
farm in New York state, and in
purchasing a half interest in the
famous Belle Mead stock farm near
Nashville. Tenn. . He invested hun
dreds of thousands of dollars in
race horses and in maintaining a
racing stable in England. While
seeking and winning honors on the
British turf he first occupied a fine
home at Wantage, England.' and aft
erward purchased his present home
(Turn to Par Nine, Column Two.)
in Session at Laurel
Laurel, Neb., April 29. (Special.)
The Norfolk district conference of
the Methodist Episcopal church con
vened in annual session at this pjarc.
Over 113 delegates registered. Dr.
E. M. Furman, district superintend
ent.'was in charge. District Evang
elist Roy A. Richmond had charge
of the music.
Dr. Furman stated that 816 con
versions had been reported to him
from the different charges in the
district during the year. Addresses
were delivered by Revs. W. I..
Philiey, G. M. Bing and W.: 11.
Shoaf. At the evening session tha
address, "Militant Methodism and a
Waiting World," was delivered bv
Bishop Homef C. Stuntz of Omaha,
Dr. R. E. Gornall of Chicago,
Mrs. Olin Cady, 12 years a mission
ary in China, Dr. A. W. Martin,
just returned from China; Prof. Ryle
of Nebraska Wesleyan university.
Rev. Rex. Moe of the Philippine
Islands, Dr. Shaw of Chicago, Dr.
Harry Farmer of New York anei
Dr. C. C. Cissell of Omaha also
spoke. Minor Gerrard, Clinton
Swindel, D. A. Lakin and Mrs. A.
V. Scott were granted license to
preach. The following preacher
had their license renewed: C. B.
Piersol, J. Ashton, Fred Lindberg,
rtruiur Kooens, ucorge f. Knot:,
E. E. Mason, R. H. Long, W. L.
Philiey. C. E. Brittain, Adelbert
Jeep, Glen Reed, C. Garlock, E. T.
Bennett. Z. M. Bressler, Mrs. W. S.
Saunders,' E. W. Nye, James Garvey
and W. R. S. Anstine. .
Banker Offers to
Lincoln, April 29. (Special.) T.
E. Hart, secretary of trade and com
merce, received word from Albion
today that M. J. Ramaekers. cashier
of the Farmers State bank at Rac
ville, will make an assignment of his
residence property and some Texas
and Colorado lands in order to
square his accounts with the bank.
Ramaekers was arrested vesterdav
charged with forging a note for $2.
790. Directors of the bank, accord
ing to word received by Hart, have
delivered a joint note for $70,000 to a
trustee to .protect the institution and
their own liability to individuals.
Stolen Cash Box Found
Randolph, Neb., April 29. (Spe
cial.) The cash box stolen from Gil
lispie Brothers jewelry store here July
2, last, was found by a farmer of this
vicinity. The box contained about
$25. Over $250 was taken at the tim.
of the haul.