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THE BEE: OMAHA, SATURDAY, JULY 26, 1919.
STEIN UNSHAKEN IN MURDER PLOT STORY JN COURT Man Relates Details of Al leged Conspiracy With Italian Candy Merchant to Kill Girl. Briej City News His story unshaken by rigid cross examination, Edward H. Stein, state witness in the alleged conspiracy to murder Emma Housechild, 17-year-old South Side girl, related in police court yesterday the death details he said Joseph Tirro, Italian candy merchant, discussed with him. As Stein gave his testimony, the Housecchild girl broke down. From the start of the hearing at 11:30 a. m. till court adjourned she sobbed continuously. Stein said the first murder conver sation was held with Tirro July 5. Says Offered $100. On that date, he testified, Tirro offered him $100 to commit the crime. He described a trip to the South Sidl near the residence of Mrs. R. C. Clifton, sister of the Housechild girl, where the murder victim was to be waylaid and killed. Tirro listened stoically to Stein's recital. Two notes, one written, according to Stein, by Tirro, and retrived after being torn up from the waste basket and its parts pasted together, were introduced as evidence by the .state. The note found in the wastebasket is an alleged appeal by Tirro to con clude the death pact. It reads: "Please come ovar to the store as soon as possible, as I have important affairs to talk over. This is the last chance to finish the affair." The other note, written accord ing to Stein, after he had told Tirro the girl was dead, deals with the finding of the body. Stein states Tirro directed him to write it. It says: "You will find the body of a girl one mile west of Neola by the bridge and a large tree next to the bridge." It was unsigned and was directed to Mrs. Clifton, 2416 B street. Arrested Last Sunday. Tirro was arrested last Sunday after Stein had bared to the police an alleged plot to murder the girl, a salesgirl employed by Tirro. The motive, police declared, was the spurning of Tirro's love by the girl. The arrest was melodramatic. Two detectives were in hiding in a room at Stein's home, 1709 California street, when Tirro is alleged to have come there to find out about the murder. Stein related the conversation yesterday. "Did you do it?" Tirro asked me. I said 'yes.' He said, 'Where is she?' and I answered, 'Over in Iowa."' Judge Fitzgerald asked Stein the method he was to employ in killing the girl. The witness answered tha he was directed to hit her on the head and then open a vein in her neck.' Stein's testimony was not con cluded when Judge Fitzgerald ad journed the hearing until July 31, to permit him to become familiar with the new conspiracy act recently en acted by the legislature. Platoon of Police to Escort Detective's Body to the Church A platoon of police will escort the body of Detective Frank Murphy from his father's home, 1507 Yates street, to the Sacred Heart church, Twenty-second and Binney streets, where the funeral services will be held this morning at 9. Policemen Maguire, McCabe and Ryan and Detective A. V. Lutideen, the dead detective's running mate, will act as pallbarers. Burial will be in Holy Sepulcher cemetery. More Omahans Arrive in New York FromjOverseas The following Omahans recently arrived in New York from overseas: Headquarters, 13th Machine Gun battalion. . Pvt. Victor J. Bovee. 3807 Wirt street. Company A, 13th Machine Gun battalion. Pvt. John J. Kinsella, Company B, 13th Machine Gun battalion. Pvt. Herman M. Jacobson. 4953 Mayberry avenue, Company B Machine Gun battalion. Pvt. Benjamin F. Hansen, Sprague street, Battery A, Field Artillery. Pvt. Oldrich Stulick, 1714 South Twenty-sixth street, Company A, 5th Supply train. Pvt. Elbridge G. Jaka, 1336 Harold street. I Sergt. Fred G. Wasson. 2523 St. Marys avenue, Headquarters com pany, 6th Infantry. Pvt. John Krowlik, 5605 South Eighteenth street. Machine Gun company. 6th Infantry. Pvt. Carl Adams, 961 North Twenty-fifth street. Sergt. Harry R.J Weinberg. 2104 California street. Barber Fined $50 Charged With Annoying Young Girl Nick Papas, a barber at Sixteenth and Leavenworth streets, was fined $50 and costs yesterday in police ccurt for annoying women on the streets. Edna Corneer, 15 years old, who caused his arrest Thursday, ap peared as a witness against him. She said he had followed her several blocks and attempted to force atten tionj on her. Weirich Approves Omaha Women's Bathing Costumes Superintendent T. H. Weirich of the Board of Public Welfare report " ed today that his investigation of bathing costumes in Omaha meets with his approval, as far as he has gone. He received several com plaints that a few women have been . ignoring the proprieties, so he de cided to make a survey of the sit sution himself Have Root Print It Beacon Preas Elec. Fans $8.50 Burgen-Granden PntronJze the American State Bank. Adv. Four Per Cent Interest on time de posits. American State Bank. Adv. To Give Dance Machinists local No. 31 will give a dance at the Hanscom park pavilion on the eve ning of August 1. Those wishing to sign recall peti tions call Tyler 4592 and informa tion will be given as to location of petition nearest you. Truck for Recruitinjt A Packard truck,, used overseas uy the navy during the war. has been received at the Omaha naval recruiting station to be used for traveling recruiting parties. Sentenced for Forgery Blaine G. Sullivan, who came to Omaha from Pocatello, Idaho, and passed a forg ed check for $15, signed with the name of "& B. McDiarmid. M. D.," pleaded guilty in district court and was sentenced to Judge Kstelle to the penitentiary for one to 20 years. Four Infantile Paralysis Cases Four cases of infantile paralysis have been reported to the health office this week from scattered locations. Health Commissioner Manning stated that he did not con sider the situation in any way seri ous, and he explained that sporadic outbreaks are usual during the sum mer months. May Move Live Stock Acting Commissioner Ellis of the Omaha Chamber of Commerce is in receipt of a letter from Congressman Jef feris, who writes that arrangements have been completed by which In dian Commissioner Cato Sells will permit the moving of cattle, sheep and horses from the drouth-stricken reslons of Montana and Idaho to the Indian reservations of South Da kota. Scout Executive on Trip Scout Executive Ralph E. Cowan of Lincoln is in the city for a few days as the guest of Scout Executive Guy Hoyt of Omaha. Mr. Cowan is on his way east to visit Chicago, Toledo, Buffalo, and other points to study the progress of scouting in those cities. Mr. Cowan plans to take a short course in scouting in Columbia university in New York City before his return to Lincoln. Trade Trip Postponed The pro posed automobile trade trip of Omaha business men into south western Iowa and northwestern Missouri has been postponed until the third week in September. The trip that is to consume an entire week had been scheduled for early in August, but due to the fact that at that time many of the Omaha business men will be out of the city on their vacations, it was deemed advisable to set a later date. 15th 2562 20th Prisoner Escapes After Hearing Before Insanity Commission A wild chase through the down town streets at noon yesterday fol lowed the escape of Harry Nelson, Forty-ninth and Pine streets, from Deputy Sheriff McGaffin. Nelson had been before the in sanity commission all morning and various witnesses had testified to his insanity. Deputy Sheriff Mc Gaffin was taking the prisoner back to the county jail, and they were waiting for the elevator on the sec ond floor of the court house. Suddenly Nelson made a dash for the stairway. Mr. McGaffin shouted at him and speeded down the stairs. He called to people to stop the fugitive, but no one attempted to do so. Out of the basement door of the court house went pursued and pur suer, and south on Seventeenth streets. At Seventeenth and Howard streets they circled the Y. W. C. A building twice. McGaffin had no re volver with him, but he shouted to pedestrians to head Nelson off. No one did so. Nelson ran to Seventeenth and Jackson streets. A delivery truck for a Twentv-fourth and Lake streets grocery firm was speeding eastward. Nelson jumped in front of it. The driver slowed down and Nelson jumped on. The driver didn't hear McGafhn's shouts, or paid no attention to them. McGaffin commandeered another automobile which came along, and the pursuit continued straight east on Howard street to Eleventh street. At Eleventh and Howard streets Nelson jumped off and disappeared in the alley. McGaffin arrived a few seconds, later and took up the trail, but was unable to find Nelson. Nelson's case was continued after yesterday's hearing until Mon day. The principal witness against him was John Hansen. 4838 Pine street, who said that Nelson had ex hibited strange fits of rage, succeed ed by wild laughter. "He came up to the house, June 30, and told me that he would go with my son, Clarence, in spite of my wishes. I tried to go in the house, but he attacked me on the back porch and struck me a num ber of times with his fist and foot. "Suddenly he burst into a fit of wild, wierd laughter. I never heard I such a laugh. And he ended up by crying. At other times I have known him to g6 into rages and then suddenly seem to remember himself and be as nice as a person could be." SUIT Extra Pants to measure. and For hot weather wear, cool and comfortable. MacCarthv-Wi!cn Tailoring Co. 317 South Fifteenth Street. Wellington Cafe C. F. REIMER, Proprietor $1.25 SPECIAL SUNDAY DINNER $1.25 Fruit Cocktail Green Olives Stuffed Tomatoea Consomme Clear fresh Brook Trout. Tartar Sauce Fried Spring Chicken Friccaaee of Chicken with Parsley Dumpling Stuffed Breast of Veal with Currant Jelly Roast Young Chicken. Celery Dressing New Potatoes in Cream Wax Beana Peas in Cases Asparagus Salad Ice Cream and Cake or Napoleon Salad Coffee or Milk ALSO A LA CARTE Try Oar 50c Luncheon on Week Day Boys' Airplane Contest Inquire toy department- Fourth Floor. BlIBGESS "EVERYBODY!? STORE Barber Shop and Rest Room for Men on . Fourth Floor. 1 Friday, July 25, 1919- -STORE NEWS FOR SATURDAY- -Phone Douglas 2100 Our Daily Feature Sale for Saturday Is A Clearance of Women9 s and Children9 s Boots, Pumps and Oxlords VTrc4 25 off on all white Nile cloth and kid skin boots. 20 off on all colored kid boots. 20 off on all black kid and gun metal calf boots. 20 off on all the best styles of ox fords. 20 off on all new summer pumps. 25 off on all white canvas pumps and oxfords. 25 off on all black satin oxfords. 20 50 OH Regular Price THIS great sale will include practically our entire stock of fine shoes for women and children. The savings are most extreme in every in stance and one should not fail to purchase for the present, as well as for the future. Burgess-Nash Co. Second Floor. 25 off on all rubber sole pumps and oxfords. 25 off on a big lot of growing girls' strap pumps. 50 off on all short lines of pumps and oxfords. 50 off on one big lot tan pumps. 20 off on all barefoot sandals. Best white kid dressing, 19c. White canvas shoe dressing, 11c. 2-in-l paste dressing, 9c. Underwear Of splendid quality and espe cially priced. Union Suits 69c Women's low neck and sleeveless white cotton union suits, lace or cuff knee. Choice 69c. Vests 35c Women's white cotton vests, low neck and sleeveless. Regu lar and extra sizes at 35c Hosiery Women's black, white, brown, gray, silk plated hose, special at $1.00 a pair. Silk Hose $U0 In black, white, brown, gry, navy, seamless foot, double gar ter top, at $1.50. Burgess-Nash Co. Mam Floor. Interesting Books For Summer Reading Dangerous Days Mary Roberts Rinehart, $1.60. A cross-section of Ameri can life during one of the most aroused periods of our history. Dawn Eleanor Porter, $1.65 By the author of Just David. Ambassador's Trunk George Barton, $1.50. Joan & Company Frederick Orin Bartlett, $1.50. Rebecca's Promise Frances Sterrett, $1.50. Fire Flingers Wm. J. Neidig, $1.50. Saints' Progress John Gals worthy, $1.60. One of Three Clifford Ray mond, $1.50. All the World Charles M. Shel don, $1.25. Burgess-Nash Co. Third Floor A Most Opportune Sale of SUMMER DRESSES At Prices That Would Not Buy the Material IT is a fortunate pickup a surplus stock of a large manufacturer, which our buyer bought at a price way below the regular. We haven't the room for them and they are to be unpacked and placed on sale Saturday, in two groups. DRESSES This lot includes ginghams and voiles of splendid quality material. Dresses that have always sold for far more than this. There are sizes from 16 to 48 Stout sizes are specially featured. $6.75 DRESSES Dainty organdie and beautiful voiles are in this lot in all the deli cate shades of orchid, flesh, sunset, blue, gray, maize, black, white and navy. Exquisitely trimmed with ruf fles, net, lace, etc. $13.75 Burgess-Nash Co. Second Floor. Silk Gloves $1.00 HAT have been very spe cially priced for Saturday. Black, white, gray, tan, blue and mastic. Choice at $1.00. Burgess-Nash Co. Main Floor. A New Refrigerator A Genuine Ice Saver 7 ITH ice increasing in price every day it is the object of every housewife to save at much as possible and by secur ing An Automatic or Illinois Refrigerator You have secured a genuine ice-saver. Special Prices Satur-. day. Burt ess-Nash Co. Downstairs Stors. Fascinating Beadwork For Summer Days lVr AKING bead bags, bead ing one's frocks and blouses, contriving novel and artistic ornaments of beads; these are popular pastimes this summer. All the beads for such work are here big beads, little beads, glass beads, decorated wooden beads, opaque beads and they are in every conceit able color. Burgess-Nash Co. Third Floor Unrestricted Choice of Any Georgette Crepe Hat in Stock $3.50 A N announcement that women of Omaha have been waiting for, for they know the superior ity of Burgess-Nash millinery, and a sale of this sort means a great saving. The assortment includes various shapes and styles attractively trimmed in flow ers, ribbons and ostrich. We do not guarantee for the day's selling, but while they last the price is $3.50. Burf ess-Nash Co. Second Floor. DRUGS You Usually Pay More for D. & R. cold cream, medium size, 39c. D. & R. cold cream, small size, 29c. Double strength othine for freckles, 89c. Stillman's freckle cream, 39c. Lux, for fine laundering, 10c. Palmolive vanishing cream, 29c. Elcaya vanishing cream, 49c. Lysol, large size, 89c. Lavoris, large size, 89c. Listerine, large size, 68c. Listerine, medium size, 39c. Listerine, small size, 19c. Listerine, pocket size, 11c. Sloan's liniment, 19c. Pepsodent tooth paste, 39c. Enthymol tooth paste, 19c. Pyorrhocide tooth powder, 89c. Palmole face powder, 19c. Djer Kiss face powder, small size, 62c Djer Kiss face powder, large size, $1.05. Bathing caps, one big lot. a variety of styles and col ors to select from. Your choice, 49c. One lot bathing caps, your choice, 59c 1 lb. hospital cotton, 49c. Wanous shampoo bags, 8c. Face chamois, 10c. Burfess-Nash Co. Main Floor. - M en ! Here 9s Good News JUST take a look at these prices and then consider what really wonderful values they are. Can you afford to miss them? We say no! Just Inside Our Harney Street Door You'll Find A Large Assortment of Men s Shirts At $1.75 Men's high grade madras shirts in a large assortment of splendid patterns. A fortunate pur chase enables us to offer you these unusual values. Well made, perfectly tailored shirts through out. All sizes, 14 to 17. All shirts fresh, new and clean. Colors that are absolutely fast. At this price they are exceptional values. Men's Union Suits, $129 Men's light weight lisle and porosknit union suits, made Vt sleeve, leg style, also sleeve, full length leg. Elastic form-fitting gar ments that fit and will give excellent wear. Al sizes, 34 to 50. Some have slight imperfections, which, however, will not impair their wearing qualities. Extra values at this price. An Extraordinary Sale of Men's Hose At 35c Men's fine silk lisles and mercerized cotton hose in fancy stripes and plain colors. Colors are black, white, tan, navy, and gray. Extraordinary values at ,4 Aac or a ior i.uu. ah iirst quality only. Men's Percale Pajamas, $1&5 Men's pajamas, made of an extra good quality of percale, neat striped effects and plain col ors. All garments trimmed with silk frogs, cut full and large throughout. All sizes, 15 to 18. I t i cv i Jig I