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THE BEE: OMAHA. SUNDAY. MAY 7. 1922.
Open Forum for
: Vital Issue Talks
Jtcv. J. I- IWJe Sayi Omalm
Nml riare Where Pif
ff renre cf Opinion I
, Not a Crime.
"Omaha needs and open (arum for
t'ie free and unirlliili expression of
rtodw; wiirre dilference of opinion
it not a crime and every man may
il!-u without inr any vital lue
and be honored for it," fttv. J. U
I'.fflie aerted at a meeting of the
IcIloMrhip club of Miller f'ark
reibyterun rhureh ut night. Kev,
Mr. Petbe. who formerly wit I
rounty judtfe at Inta, Neb.. i now
i.tor of the I riukliii Mreet fcvan
erlic-al rhureh. .
"We should frequently taVc an In
voice of our mental furniture and
tur itock of opinions, not for the
l'iirpoe of InaUinic the public with
nhielete notioni. but rather for elf-
tmprovement," he continued. "The
nreure of clrrumntincei and the
need of immediate relief make ex
Irnded investigation and ftudy of vi'
til questions rather difficult.
"There hould be Mine place
where people who are Interested in
current problems could come each
week and hear thee questions dis
cussed by able thinkers, some of the
prakera being local men, others
tomine; from the outside.
"Present-day thought has a mor
bid tone. Three.fourths of the peo
ple are dissatisfied with themselves
and everybody around them. There
is no excuse for the present morbid
condition of the world. Nature ia
rich; the unused forces, physical and
mental, are sufficient to supply the
world in ease and luxury. American
erniu and invention can exalt hu
man life ad take the drudgery out of
the business of the world.
"The world is suffering from an
eoidemic of economic delusions.
Preaching calamity and ctasi hatred
will prolans our misery ana discon
tent. Education, science, invention,
art and the spirit of brotherhood will
tolve every problem.
"We are on the verge of a new era.
Hereditary opinions will not com
mand the respect of the future,
neither will uninformed public senti
ment provide the leadership or the
followers that are badly needed."
Valley Hay Barns
Damaged by Fire
Fremont Firemen Called to
Extinguish Blaze in Stock-
Is and Wool Houses.
! Operation Fatal to
! Noted N. Y. Financier
Fremont, Neb., May 6. (Special
Telegram.') Fire of unknown origin
committed damage estimated rough
ly at $20,000 at Valley this morning
when several hay barns, and part of
the stockyards were destroyed before
help arrived from Fremont and
neighboring towns. A shearing shed
with carloads of wool and thousands
of dollars worth of machinery and
hundreds of tons of hay were totally
The fire started in the roof of the
hay shed. Lack of water pressure
in Valley made the efforts of the
firefighters fruitless. Hurry calls
were sent to Waterloo and Fremont.
The local department sent out the
new pumping truck and water taken
from the nearby lake was hurled into
the burning buildings. The present
of the Fremont fire truck was re
sponsible for saving the surrounding
buildings and most of the yard sheds.
Firemen saved the elevator and
office buildings which stand close to
the scene of the fire. The reflection
of the flames against the sky through
out the night brought hundreds of
sightseers from every part o.f the
'surrounding country. State, fire
Marshal C. E. Hartford was present
and took charge. . :
Trio Burned at Stake
by.Mob of 500 Men
(Continued Vrom Pa One.)
a bank for safe keeping, where it is
, alleged that he confessed to the mob
that he had assaulted and muttered
the girl and that in his confession he
implicated two other negroes. J. H.
. Varney and Mose Jones. He was
taken from the sheriff, as he was be
,ing conducted to another town for
j. Takes Keys. . -
A mob gathered about and threat
ened to storm the Building, where
upon officers spirited the prisoner
through a rear window and started
him in an automobile toward Mexia,
apparently enroute to Waco. Re
sistance seemed useless and the pris
oner was surrendered.
The mob divested the sheriff of his
; keys to the Freestone county jail
where Jones and Varney were being
held, as suspects, unlocked the doors
and there took the other two negroes
in charge- All three were then
rushed to Kirvin, the home of the
dead girl, where the execution took
place at an iron stake driven into the
' ground on a small square in the
heart of the town.
Wood saturated with oil to in
crease its inflammability was piled
about the stake.
Curry was burned first. Then
- V.maif nnrt Tnnpe Therp was some
delay in burning the last two as theyj
MCauiasUjr ludimaiucu iuu jii-
nocence. but they were finally
cremated on the strength of Curry's
After the third negro had been
burned to a crisp, all three bodies
were piled together and a mass ot
fuel and oil flung over them. This
was ignited, the flames soaring 25 or
30 feet in the air. At an early hour
today the flamss were still burning
fiercely with the prospects that the
bodies would be reduced to ashes.
The mob dispersed rapidly.
Health Campaign "Will
Be Launched in Madison
Madison. Neb., May 6. (Special.)
A health campaign will be eon
ducted by Miss Mary Aden, Madi
son county public health nurse, in
Madison and vicinity May 11 to 13.
Similar programs are arranged for
other pars of the county at later i
Henry P. Davison.
(CantlBuml from Faaa Om.)
ton's eyes as he wheeled and walked
otf, the gardener said when he told
of the incident .today. And there
were tears in the gardener's eyes.
until the hour for the operation drew
near, the Davison estate was ungard-
ed and open to the public, as it has
always been, shorty before noon,
guards began to appear and stationed
themselves at all entrances. It was
at the surceon's orders, they said, be
cause of tne need for absolute silence
for 72 hours after the brain wai
ior several hours after it was
learned that the master of the house
was dead, these guards relaxed vigi-
lence. A stream of automobiles le
gan to pour into the driveways, bear
iug messages of condolence to the
Davison family. Hundreds of tele
grams were received during the eve
ning until, at the request of family
physicians, all but close friends of
the Davison's were denied entrance
to the grounds.
Directed Ked Cross.
A notable financier, Henry
Fomeroy Davison will best be re
membered, perhaps, as the man who
at .President Wilsons request di
rected the work of the American Red
Cross in allied countries for the two
years the United States was at war
with the central powers. Taken out
of the hurly burly of Wall street, one
of the most active of the IS partners
m the firm of J. P. M.organ & Co.,
the man who 28. years before had
walked the streets of New York look-
ng for a job, directed the first
'drive" of the American Red Cross
for funds, raised $114,000,000, and
within a few weeks had Red Cross
workers at their tasks in Italy, Bel
gium and Switzerland, as well as in
H. P. Davison was one of the most
trusted lieutenants of the elder
Pieroont Morcan. who commissioned
him to represent the firm in numer
ous financial negotiations abroad.
Adviser of Wilson.
In 1919 he was one of the advisers
of President Wilson at the Taris
The New York career of the man
who was to figure so prominently in
its financial district began in 1888,
when young Davison, then 21 years
old, went to that city from Troy,
Pa., where he was born on June 13,
1867. Unable to find a position in
New York, he went to Bridgeport,
Conn., where he started work as a
bank messenger. Three years later
he was back in the city of his dreams
and was made paying teller of the
Astor Place bank.
Mr. Davison soon attracted the at
tention of George F. Baker, presi
dent of the First National bank, who,
in 1894, made him vice president of
that bank. He was president of it
when he became a member of the
Morgan firm. At that time also he
was a director of the Nitional Bank
of Commerce and of about 40 other
financial and industrial institutions.
amous Financier in Fatal
Operation Omahan's Friend
Henry P. Davison visited in
Omaha twice, the first time during
the war, when he was here in the
interest of Red Cross work: the sec
ond time, but six months ago, when
he was returning home from California.
On his last visit here, Mr. Davison
topped at the home of H. M. Bal-
drige, jr., who became acquainted
with the famous financier ' through
his son, Trubie, with whom Mr.
Baldnge went to Yale university at
New Haven, Conn.
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Outstatc Elks to
Be Given Chance
at Building Bonds
Aeve nteeii Loilpcs to Be Visit
' rd ntijtift ami Jolli.
fifatiort to l'.nd
livery one of the t7 lo!a' ff the
'ate will be visited by renrennU
lives cf the Elks lodge here to give
tKm an opportunity to intctt iii th
Funds to ercet a new Elks build
in and home here.
Thia announcement was nude yes
terday by Chairman Robert Trimble
following tiie (iiecettion of Mate
Secretary J. H. Cuddy. A committee
consisting of Leonard Seheibel. T,
I'. QninUn, Henry Montky and I).
K O'Brien, mansKfr, will meet this
evening at the Srhcibel home, north
of Florence, to discuss plant for the
"Last fcJOO.000 Hardest,
"The last $.'00,000 I the hardest."
stid Chairman Trimble, "but we'll
Ahanquet and jollification meet
ing will close the drive, Chairman
"It will be a rel jollification," said
Henry Monsky, chairman of the
speakers' bureau, at the noonday
yesterday. "There were some wlw
tt ought it couldn't be put over."
Large subscriptions and reports of
unusual work among the salesmen
continued to be received at the head
quarters. Bert Le Bron sold 33,500
worth of bonds from Friday noon
until Saturday noon. Chadron lodge
bought a $300-bond. Several thou
sinds of dollars worth of bonds a!
riady have been sold to Elks in tin:
Many Large Investments.
Among the large subscriptions
Ubulated last night were:. Dr. Her
man Raiubolt, SI.'JiK); Mc'jraw Klec
tric company, $1,000; Omaha Daily
News, 51,000; Ap:hie Love, $1,000;
Frank Swoboda of Hess & Swoboda,
$500; Gunette, the butcher, $1,000,
which he later doubled; Walter Sher
wood, $500, which he later doubled;
F.lmer Neville, $500; M. B. Biornsor..
$.'00; Lohn Loftis & Sons. $500.
Miss Pyrtle Talks
to Women Voters
Prohibition Still Children Prove
Issue in Politics
Says Real, Job of Education
Is Character Building
. iDscusses "Frills."
"The real job in education is char
acter building, laying the foundation
for the rif?ht kind of citizens." said
Miss E. Ruth Pyrtle, principal of
Mckinley school, Lincoln, and a
candidate for state superintendent of
public instruction, who spoke on
"Frills in Education ' at the League
of Women Voters Saturday after
noon in the Brandeis restaurant.
Miss Pyrtle believes in equal edu
cation and opportunities for the rural
as well as the city child and the es
tablishment of better rural schools.
J'We should have better education
al returns for the money that Is be
insr soent." she stated. "Americani
zation is doing much toward the
making of better citizens," said Miss
Pyrtle, who says that the foreign
born are eager to learn the language
and customs of iheir adopted coun
William G. Ure gave a talk on
"Taxation," and Mrs. H. J. Bailey.
chairman of the local League or
Women Voters, .who returned Friday
from the national meeting of the
league in Baltimore, Md., told of the
reception given the delegation of 900
women in Washington, D. C.
Illinois Congressman to ,
Address Republicans Twice
Lincoln. May 6. (Special.) Con
gressman Graham of Illinois, who
will be the principal speaker at the
big republican meeting here May 11,
will arrive in Lincoln in the morn
ing in time to address the state cen
tral committee at its meeting as well
as to deliver the keynote speech at
the convention early in the day.
C. A. McCIoud of York, republi
can chairman, is expecting a big at
tendance of G. O. r. leaders from
all parts of the state. The numerous
republican candidates fpr state of
fices also will be present. 1
Uoihmm4 frwa fM OmJ
Innde4 liquor is practically jmpottU
tie to obtain and they art coninrlM
to drink pouonout, doctored uf
at go without.
The spint of co-operation on the
part of all r((iciU federal, stale
and municipal' the country over,
imipljl with higher bond and
feverrr sentences by courts Is fur
ther convincing proof of enforce
ment. "Another striking proof - the
changed attitude of the editors and
cartoonist who, as everybody
know i, reflect public opinion and are
true Hides; of current events, The
Iteneral character of cartoon and
cuitorials, standing along, is elo
quent tstimony that the law i being
enforced and that the people want
it enforced and s'e letting publicity
afifiits and offuwl know it.
"Scores of other glowing facts of
successful enforcement may be cited,
such as helpful co-operation on the
part of neighboring governments.
Furthermore, mot state have their
own enforcement codes, through
which remit are being obtained in
addition to federal laws and nation
Enforcement Shoe Pinching.
"On the whole, there is every sea
son for satisfaction and pros rets.
The 18th amendment is being recog
nized as a cardinal part of the con
stitution and the fact that antago
nists are renewing with increased
force, their well-defined and costly
propaganda speaks for itself, in other
words the enforcement shoe is
The other point of view, presented
by the Asiociation OpDosed to Pro
hibition, may be summed up in the
"Crimes have increased, ttie courts
are congested, and justice sadly suf
fers. Swarms of new officers have
been sent to harass the people. The
crimes and crookedness of these offi
cers have been a disgrace to the na
tion 2nd have brought law and jus
tice into contempt. ,
"States, without their consent and
against their .wishes, have been de
prived of their ancient right and sub
jected to the rule of petty bureau
crats. Our constitutional rights
against search and siezure have been
"In the state of New York court
records show that crime convictions
have increased from 40,691 in -1920,
to 55.516 in 1921. Convictions for
intoxication in courts of special ses
sion are practically double."
Claims Increase In Crime.
"In New York city the records
show 5,691 public intoxication cases
in IVJU and 6.679 in 1921.
"Arrests for drunkenness in Chi
caRo were 45,414 in 1918, 35.608 in
1919, 32,859 in 1920 and 51,300 in
"Figures compiled by the clerk of
courts offices in Milwaukee show
that up to November 1. 1921, there
were 2,567 more cases in the crim
inal courts than during the entire 12
months of 1920.
"In Los Angeles arrests increased
from 86,036 in 1920 to 92,134 in 1921.
and drunkenness cases increased
from 3,377 to 6,839. 1
In Hamilton county, Ohio. (Cin
cinnati) the county prosecuting at
torney shows that there were 326
cases prosecuted to conviction m
1921 against 225 in 1920. '
"Crime in the District of Colum
bus has increased 85.7 per cent in
the last ten years, according to Rep
resentative Tinkham of Massachusetts.
'Nor is the end in sight. Busi
ness is paralyzed, men and women
can find no work, the cost of living
is calamitous while discontent and
wrongs are breeding red radicalism."
Selves Heroes as
Tot Saves Sleeping Slater, 2
Three Lad Hiuh in to
. Save Scotch Collie
"Kid" rescued everything fiom
babies to dogs and left grownups
but a small role to play when
$i,000 fire burned the roof from s
cries of frame apartments at
Twenty-set enth and Dodge streets
at 4 yesterday afternoon.
William Huston, Benjamin Meis
ter and C. U. Chines, firemen, fell
through a roof and fought their way
to safety through flame. They were
Margaret Wombles. 9, 264 Dodge,
rushed into the smoke rolling from
her home and rescued her sleeping
sister, Henrietta Jeanne, 2.
Billy Worthing. 12, 2711 Dodg.
Bud Baker, 11, 2o40 Dodge, and Carl
McKinnis, 1J, 201 J Dodge, ran to
the backdoor of Bud's home and butst
it down with their shoulders.
They came out with "Laddie." ret
mote cousin to President Harding's
Laddie, a half-grown Scotch collie,
dog, who leaped and barked at the
end of a rusty chain.
"Oh, my costumes I" shrieked
Daisy Helen George, 13, 2644 Dodge,
a she rushed in after 20 garments
that are assisting her on the way to
a career as a classical dancer.
She fainted after rescuing three
and watching the other 17 burn.
Someone not identified found her
inside the house and carried her to
Lleuore Morris. 9. Z707 Dodge
street, and Howard Parsons, 14, 316
South Twenty-sixth street, both
claimed the honor of having discover
ed the fire and turning in the alarm
hut it was claimed also by Mrs. V
A. Baker, 2640 Dodge.
Mrs. Julia Bourk, 2o48 Dodge street
and her daughter, Elizabeth, had an
uncounted sum of money on a table.
ready to pay bills, and lost it in the
The apartments stand two stories
and a half high and are numbered
2642. 2644, 2646 and 2648 Dodge
street, and are owned by the Far
nam Smith company The roof was
consumed by the fire, which smoul
dered for an hour and a half. Fire
Chief Salter estimated the loss at
$6,000, on both building and con
tents, after a cursory examination.
The blaze left more than 50 per
sons temporarily homeless.
Juvenile Research Bureau,
Appeal to Be Dismissed
Lincoln, May 6. (Special.) The
attorney general and state board of
control have requested the supreme
court to dismiss the appeal taken
from the decision of Judge W. V.
Allen of Madison county, holding
unconstitutional the 1921 act creat
ing a bureau of juvenile research in
charge of a clinical psychologist.
This is interpreted as wiping the
statute from the laws, for which $20,-
000 was appropriated for mainte
C. E. Convention
Nebraska City, Neb., May 6.
(Special.) The annual convention of
the Christian .Endeavor society of
District three opened a three-day
session here. Features of the pro
gram were addresses by Rev. Paul
c jonnson of Lincoln and Harold
D. Ramsburg of Omaha.
by Texas Sheriff
(t lr4 rlMM rs Om )
I! ink Garrett, Ballew'i bosom friend.
The pitting cf the gunman re
moves from the southwest, one of
the few figures typical f f the pioneer
khertrf whoe unique and fearless
method of enforcing the law and
arresting western bad men made hint
tlu hero of many stories.
Halle had come to Wichita Falls
to art as judge in the annual south
western round up. On the first day
of the rodeo, he wss introduced a
"liud" lUllrw, the man who stayed
through it all with Buck Garrett and
av hr's tUd lie did.
McCormiik, w hen a member of the
Tens ksngris wt sskignrj la
"clean up" the oil held during (heir
moti Uw!fi days line, lie aireffd
many gamblers and alleged "bid
men" m hid a reputation for being
cool and fearless. He s'o served
with the Kingrrt when war threat
ened between Teas and Oklahoma
(iaimiui to oil land to the Red
river bed over two year ago. At
a result of h work in thi rtin,
he was selected a chief of police fr
Wichita Falls, lets than a mouth
"Murderd." Stys Sheriff.
Ardmore. Okl Miy 6 (By A. P.i
"Bud" Batlew was murdered; I
am satisfied of that. Five shot an4
all from the back. He did not have
Tears glikiened iu the eye of far
mer Sheriff Buck Garrett a he
emerged front the uudcrtAiflg shop
in wh n there had j"t been plar'4
the lnidy pl In I eginu it. Hud
lew, tdulu'd by many a he to an I
hated and feared ( a killer ol others,
"No mm ever had a truer fiicM
f an Cud lUllrw wat to inr." si'd
i.;mt. "He saved i'iy ln on
mrrcu ore ion , inj I only
tat it had teen in my power to ov
I it," liitirrtt added, a he decline 1
fttither iji rtiiining vid drpMel,
Ballew, former deputy theritf here,
the notches on h gun bore testi
mony that he hid killed at lrat eight
men and had been the victim, of
countless other gun fights, wit wide
ly known f'r hi tuitknei on the
"draw" in the eatly dai of out
lawry in he kouthwevt,
"liud look In too niuili tmitmy
and fr once wat too slow on the
draw" wa the opinion evnved
by many here last night.
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To those who are sick and want to
get well, Dr. Burhorn would like the
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If you do not investigate our methods,
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Bridal Gloves Bridal Hosiery Handkerchiefs
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Twelve and sixteen
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Fashionably styled of
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t Silk of the finest tex
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The daintiest of silk
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$3.50 to $37.50 Vets, $1.95 to $6 Bridal Satin
Costume and sports
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Teddies, $3.50 to $11
Bloomers, $2.75, $8.50
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Gowns, $6.49 to $10.50
Models of excellent de
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Heavy, soft, lustrous
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French heels. '
$10 a Pair
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