R I E F
REE Z Y
BITS OF NEWS
"MIRACLE MAN- BACK '
AFTER HOLIDAY JAUNT.
Vew Carlisle, Ind., Nov. 30.
William Ways, the so called" "mir
acle man,' is back at his sanitarium
here today following his "mysteri
ous" disappearance. Mays had spent
Thanksgiving with relatives at Ot-
tawa, III., and hearing reports that
1 J I 1 : i i t
j I c was uciicvct iu uavc K"uc lxJl
Rood" telegraplied friends here to
disregard the rumors. After a bat
tle with muddy roads, Mays and his
automobile finally reached here and
the "miracle man (immediately be
gan "treatment" of some hundreds
"V of persons who awaited his return.
VERY FEW ANKLES
WORTH LOOKING AT.
Londoil, Nov. 30. Every attempt
to discourage the short skirt seems
f to result in making it shorter. ' Dr.
Walter K;dd of Cheltenham now ap
peals to feminine vanity.
Despite his name, he is very much
in earnest. He says sadly that in his
walks abroad during the past year
he has observed carefully 2,000 pairs
of feet and ankles. He declares it
was "a miserable' subject" and re
Man,, urnmhn wall. litrp ita srtlllflft '
some afford instances of spiay foot;
!() per cent suffer from flatfoot, in
sipient or pronounced; most women
have deplorable ankles and feet,
which they display with equal levity
' and audacity.
Dj. Kidd adds that the only way to
prevent flatfoot and kindred disfig
urement is by systematic foot and
In the meantime, he pleads that
tli Cheltenham women of this gen
eration iengthen their skirts jo spare
him the pain of having their lack of
v symmetry thrust upon nim.
WHO SHAVED HIM. '
Lancaster. Pa.. Nov. 30. Investi
gation of the crudest Hazing that
, ever took place at Franklin and
by the college authorities.
Thirty sophomores caught Robert
Dumonhofer. a freshman. and
shaved his head and eyebrows. They
then, took him outside the city and
beat'i him. he charges, in a shocking
maimer, ending .by throwing him
into a creek. Passersby found Dum
onhofer and took .him home.
Suit is. to be entered against the
hazcrs. ( . . ;
' BODY OF MISSING MAN
. FOUND BELOW NIAGARA.
Syracuse, N. Y Nov. 30. Mys
tery surrounding the disappearance
of 'Storm Vanderzee Boyd jr., after
he left the home of Dr. O. H, Cobb,
was cleared by the positive identifi
cation of a body recovered from the
Niagara river-Tost below the falls
rear the Maid, of the Mist landing.
Positive identification was made, by
Mrs. Hazel F. Boyd, wife of the
missing man. The clue leading to
the identification was the -laundry
mafic-. "5932" found on wearing ap-
parel. ' "y-
v PICKS UP NUGGET" -t
' , Oroville, Cal., Nov. 30. Accord-
5ng to a report from Stone ind
Webster's camp near Caribou, a
gold nugget, valued at $2,500, was
found by "mucker," whose name
While working with several other
companions in a cut in the North
Pork canyon, the "mucker" suddenly
picked loose from the formation a
Jump of gold shaped like an apple
"and weighing nearly four pounds.
Bewildered by his sudden wealth,
the workman immediately dropped
his pick and went directly to his
bimkhouse. There he remained the
' entire night without retiring, fearing
that some one might rolihim of the
nugget. Eifly next morning he left
for parts unknown
MAN GOES TO SLEEP
STANDING ON HIS HEAD. x
Pittsburgh, Pa.', Nov.. 30. Will
AVAtt a nnrtM side stableman.
- discovered bv a policeman stanaing
on his he 1. f-.st asleep and snoring
West, when aroused, said he had
intended merely to rest his head on
hay in the manger, but slipped in
head first and lcept right on with his
naP-' ' '
PUP SENT 220 MILES
WITH STAMPS ON EARS.
x San Francisco, Nov. 30. At Win-
- ' ters, Cal.,' a pup wa9 slipped into the
(? niails and reached Elmer Crews in
Bayford, Trinity county, 220 miles
The dog was recognized as first-
class mail for three days. He was
) fed, watered and pettedthc entire
According tl regulations, pups
t either travel in baggage cars or
1 ladies' laps, the mails being reserved
tor queen Dees ana aay-oia cnitKs.
However, this one got through
v with 35 cents in stamps pasted on
his ears. : . ' -
CHANGED HIS NAME
THEN SHE WED HIM. ,
' Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 30.
Michael Malouvicpopoulos was de
termined to marry, but she wouldn't
stand for the name. That's why the
fcourt let him change it to Jim Lee.
HUSBAND ANGERED WHEN
CAUGHT WITH ANOTHER.
New York, Nov. 30. After hear
, ing testimony in the uncontested di
vorce action of Mrs. Verna Elliott
Cowles, daughter of Sir Arthur El
liott, of England, against Edward B.
, Cowles. a wealthy resident of Rye,
with offices iu the Grand Central
terminal, Supreme Court Justice
Young at White Plains said he
would grant an interlocutory decree.
, The couple were married in Lon
don in 1912 and ihave one child. They
separated in 1916. Mrs. Cow!s tes
tified that her husband has not con
tributed a cent to her support since
that time. ,
Two private detectives and a mau
who was an usher at the wedding
testified that they entered a room
ing house in Seventy-second street
and found Cowles in silk pyjamas, in
company with an unknown woman.
-They testified Cowles said it was an
unfair trick to play upon him. Three
days later Cowles who was a cap
tin in the United States army, was
served with the divorce complaint (-
"THE VELVET tiAMMER"-
LOCAL CELEBRITIES DONE IN VERSE ON EDITORIAL PAGE.
VOL: 43 NO. 142. I'JW P. TM? "Sin? rv$ OMAHA, MONDAY, DECEMBER. 1, 1919.
By Mali (I war). Dally. 15.00: tutivt 12 Mi
Daily an Sua.. M.OOi ouUlfe Nab. aoitata aitra.
Light snow and continued
cold Monday, and probably
Tuesday. V t .
Hourly trm iirriH urc:
H it. m.
S a. m.
10 a. m
11 a. m .vl
11 m ...II
T l, ni . .
' '. '. '. lis
Ii W m o) H, m U'
WHOLE CITY TIED UP BY
FUEL SHORTAGE; SUPPLIES
RATIONED TO EVERYBODY
Many Churches HeU Last Service Yesterday, Down to
the Last Ton May Pool Fuel and Hold Union
Services-Stores Open This Morning at 10 Heat
in Office Buildings at 9:30; Steam Stops at 3:30
This Afternoon Cars to Be Pulled Off in Slack
Hours Thousands Enjoyed Last Taste of Theaters
Yesterday for Some Time. '
With schools and colleges closed, -street
car service curtailed, business
hours of every industry cut nearly
in half, and every place of amuse
ment closed, greater Omaha and
Council Bluffs this morning will en
ter what is probably the most trying
period of its history.
The order by the terminal fuel
committee for conservation of coal,
which, entails the foregoing results
goes into effect this morning
"Last Taste of Theater.
Theaters were packed yesterday
afternoon and evening with patrons,
who desired one last taste of amusef
nient. The offerings at every the-1
ater, moving picture and- legitimate,
were of "a hfgh grade, and it was
with a sigh of regret that the
cfwds watched the last curtain fall.
Every public school, Creighton
university, the University of Oma
ha, and the medical school of the
University of Nebraska will all be
closed, and hundreds of teachers
Retail stores will not open this
morning until 10 a. m., and the
closing hours will be at. S p. m.
Heat will not be turned orf in the
office buildings until 9:30 a. m. and
will be turned off at 3:30. Manufac
turing establishments, jobbing
nouses, brokerage offices, and corn
mission merchant offices "will open
at 8 a. m. and close at 2 p. m.
Private clubs will be cold and
bleak without heat, except during
the noon hours, when the commit
tee's order permits luncheon to be
served. JT.he . topms of, thosying.
in club Dundings will be heated.
It is uncertain when the rigid ban
on coal consumption may he lifted,
according to H. L. Snyder, acting
chairman of the terminal coal com
mittee. He declared the situation
unchanged last night.
"We have just about a week's sup
lily of coal in the city," he explained.
"The matter of lifting the ban will
depend entirely on the action taken
by the miners. '
Other members of the committee
expressed the hopethat the drastic
order might be lifted by the end of
The progress of the trainmen's
strike in Kansas City is being
watched closely. If fhe strike con
tinues Omaha will be cut off from
about oile-fourth of the already
small supply of coal it is receiving,
according to Mr. Snyder, and prac
tically all of the oil fuel must com;
through Kansas- City to reach
200 Cars on Way. v
Two hundred cars of coal ordered
from the Rock Springs district to
Omaha are expectedto begin ar
riving tomorrow. E. E. Calvin, feder
al manager of the Union Pacific
railroad, in an interview Saturday,
promised to divert as muih coal
from the Wyoming districts to
Omaha as possible.
The mines in the Rock Springs
district are producing almost ca
pacity,, and mines on the Jiiirlington
railroad are in operation, according
to latest reports. More urgent and
more frequent appeals for coal ty
.small towns west of here are being
I (Continued on Pare Twor1 Column" "tlbCT'
No Intimation of its Character
Disclosed, But ' Believed to
Be Sterner Than First.
Washington, Nov. 20. Another
note to the Mexican, government re
lating to the arrest and imprison
ment of William O. Jenkins, con
sular agent at Puebla, was sent by
the State department today to the
embassy at Mexico City for pres
entatronitomorrow to Carranza.
The note, which some officials in
dicated might be the last on the
subject, was in reply -to Mexicojs
answer to a sharp demand by this
government for" immediate release
of Jenkins. No intimation of its
character was disclosed, but officials
in touoh with the situation believed
it was more emphatic than any sent
Won't Be Questioned.'
It was thought here tonight that
the note would be delivered by the
American representative tq the for
eign office at Mexico City by tomor
row, but there was no statement as
to when the text would be made
public. State department officials
declined to be questioned as to the
nature of the communication. v
There were no advices tothe ae
or the latest murder of another oil
man, Waflace, although the embassy
had been instructed to investigate
and report;. "
Congressmen Interested. -'
Senators and representatives, bade
today for the regular session of con
gress tomorrow,- took a live interest
in latest dispatches from the south
ern KPublic, and there were indi
cations that debate would break
loose in both houses -ttfrhorrow on
the general Mexican situation.
Several senators Kvho had expect
ed to discuss the situation said thj-L
woufcTawait publication ot the last
note from this government before
expressing their views. ' In some
quarters it was believed that the
president's message to. congress, to
be presented Tuesday, would have
a good deal to say about Mepcico.
Eggs Will Not Hatch,
So Swan Kills Mate
London, Nov. 30. An extraordi
nary case of wife murder by a swan
has occurred at Dartmouth park,
A pair -of swans have disported
themselves on the park pool for over
forty years, and in early life they
reared several broods.
After a 25-year interval the female
bird resumed laying this year, and
the male bird was seen by keepers
guarding his partner during- the
hatching. Both birds became fero
cious, and attacked any6ne who ap
and the male bird, it is presumed,
became so enraged that he forced
her head beneath the water and held
her there till she was drowned.
ST. JOE FACING
ACUTE FUEL AND
Only Three Carloads of Coal
Are in the Railroad Yards
Mass Meeting Called.
St. Joseph, Mo., Nov. 30. With
only three carloads of coal in the
railroad yards here tonight and fuel
oil practically unobtainable, St. Jo
seph faces a fueland water famine
which will force the closing of the
light and power plants the water
plant and big industries of the city.
A mass meeting df citizens has
been called for 10 o'clock Monday
morning to consider y the situation.
Conditions here are said to be main
ly the result of the Kansas City
switchmen's strike. .
Villa Will Inflict
Terrible Pumshment '
- . For Angeles' Death
El Paso. 'Texas, Nov. 30. (By
Universal Service.) Death by burn
ing at the stake isthe punishment
Francisco Villa has sworn to inflict
on those who had a'nyl connection
partment today from the Mexican I tion o General Angeles, accord
capital concerning the Jenkins caseT- to word reacmng here frorr
uig to word reaching iiere trom
northern Mexico. Villa agents here-
said he had been informed of the
death of Angeles, but refused to say
where he was of how the news
reached him. Unofficial reports said
Villa was near Pilar de Conches, SO
miles north of Parral, near the scene
of the Angeles capture.
Tears rolled down the .bandit's
cheeks when he was toll f his chief
lieutenant's fate and seldom had his
followers seen their leader weep.
They watched him in amazement.
Villa's grief was. succeeded by un
governable rage. He made a speech,
declaring eternal enmity to Carranza
and promising to avenge Angeles'
death by burning .aH who had any
connection with it.
Major Gabrino Sandoval and five
followers who captured Angeles
were paid 1,000 pesos each bp the
"For every peso that the traitors
received I will take a drop of their
blood when they fall into my hands,"
Villa was reported td have said.
"Then I will throw them into the
fire to perish like the coyotes they
are." A .
The four generals' who passed
sentence on Angeles are in Chi
huahua City, with the exception of
general Escobar, who is in com
mand of the Juarez garrison.
Former Emperor III. j .
Berlin Nov. 30. (via London:)
Fprmer King Frederick August of
Saxony is seriously ill at Sybille-
The hatching was unsuccessful, nort in Silesia, according to the
Reichenberg Zeitung. With his
family he has been residing in Silesia
since he quit the throne after the
1 revolution a year ago
NO ARRESTS YET
MADE IN CASE
-' OF NEWBERRY
Hold Over Apprehensions Sun
day to Prevent Jailing De
fendants Can't Get Bonds.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Nov. 30. No
arrests have been made as yet as a
result of warrants which were issued
upon the return of indictments in
the federal court charging United
States Senator Truman H. Newber
ry of Detroit and more than 125
other men with fraud in the election
by which Senator Newberry ob
tained his seavin the senate. As
sistant Attorney General Frank C
Dailey of Indianapolis specifically
requested that no arrests be made
immediately to obviate the pos
sibility that some of the defendants
might have to spend Sunday in jail
through lack of ability to furnish
It was considered probable that
most bonds would be accepted by
the court for all the-135 men in
dicted. All Warrants Served Soon.
It is not expected that any of the
defendants will be brought here to
perfect their arrangements for bail,
as they probably will be given an op
portunity to post bonds before com
missioners jn the districts wherein
their arrests are made, in the event
post boiids.are not approved by
United States Marshal Sherman
O'Connor stated that-expected war
rants would have heen served upon
all the defendants by the close of
the present week.
There is much interest here as to
whether , Senator Newberry will
claim the constitutional immunity
from criminal prosecution which is
granted him as a United States sen
ator, and an announcement from
him on that point is eagerly awaited
by politicians and others wh have
been watching the grand jury in
vestigation closely. j
Expected in Capital. Today.
Senator Newberry h a s i been
spending a vacation at Hot Springs,
Va., and it was understood that he
is expected to be in .Washington
Should post bonds be accepted by
Judge Sessions it wCVuldTeKerfrthe
individual defendant of the necessity
of obtaining individual bail. It would
be a bond in such sum as the court
might approve covering all the de
fendants in the one instrument, and
all of them would be released from
jail pending their preliminary hear
ing at least. v
FOR LABOR AND
Vice-Chairman of A F. of L.
Outlines Organized Workers
Attitude Toward Questions.
Washington, Nov. 30. Organized
labor's attitude towards many ques
tions pending and likely to come be--fore
congress was outlined today by
Matthew Woll, vice president of the
American Federation of Labor, re
plying to a series of questions sub
mitted to labor leaders by Chairman
Hays of the republican national
committee. y '
To make the fruits of labor more
effectively useable for the welfare
of the country, capital and labor,
Woll declared.-rnust be placed on an
equal footing by making all corpora
tion charters provide that under its
powers the holders might not deny
employes the right to organize, bar
gain collectively through "represen
tatives of their own choosing," or
to determine. for themselves the con
ditions and relations of their ser
vices." Without this check on cor
porate powers, he said, 'the domes
tic conflict now raging cannot and
will not be permanently ended."
Plan to Settle Unrest, j S
Discussing the plans to settle or
minimize industrial unrest, Mr. Woll
declared, "arbitrary exercise of un
warranted1 and unconstitutional au
thority by our courts" could not al
lay it, adding that "to avoid building
up a judicial aristocracy" the word
of the supreme court,"state or fed
aral, should not be final on the con
stitutionality s of an act. He pro
posed re-enactment of the measure.
"The government by injunction
should be prohibited, the rjghts and
liberties and freedom should be fully
safeguarded and the upbuilding of a
judicial autocracy made' impossible
for all time to come."
Congress, he said, "should speed
ily approve the covenant of Jhe
league of nations, including the labor
provision contained in this remark
able document, which holds the hope
for future peace of the world in its
keeping, instead of filibustering and
fiddling away like Nero while Rome
was aflame." ,
Advocates Other Measures.
Measures to prohibit child labor,
total exclusion of immigration for
two years, a government employes
minimum wage and retirement act,
a federal employment service, elimi
nation of convict labor competition,
soldiers' land legislation, state loans
to home builders and repeal of all
taxes on necessities were advocated.
Women should receive equal treat
ment and pay with men, but should
be given tasks pror . nae
with their physical- strength and
potential motherhood, the latter
stated. . t
President of Kansas District
of Miners' JUniqn, Predicts
Ififinm nf Thorn Will loin
WW j WW VI I I I V 1 1 1 Villi Win
in Bituminous walkout.
MORE DRASTIC AUCTION
Dynamiting of Mine -JSwitch
Track , in Pittsburgh' sCoal
Fuel Men Mostly in Control.
- Chicago, Nov. 30. Mines in many
states were ready tonight to reopen
tomorrow on the basis of the 14 per
cent wage advance fixe,d by Fuel
Administrator Garfield, but the an
ticipated refusal ' of many union
miners tcr break their strike, now
one month old, left the prospect for
increased production an unanswered
But with nearly the whole of the
country under fuel restrictions more
stringent than in war time, many
governors were considering taking
some drastic action similar to that
of Gov. Henry J. Allen of Kansas,
who took over control of the stip
mines under court receiverships and
who had federal troops at the mines
tohigtrt- and 1,200 National Guards
men on the way to protect volunteer
workers. Governors and attorneys
general of seven states held a con
ference here today, recommending
a more thorough organization of ,;the
fuel administration and more, rigid
conservation of coal, but agreed on
no, 'drastic action pending develop
ment of government- plans1 The
governors will meet again' in one
week. ' -
Dynamite Switch Track.
. Alexandex Jiowvesid&otQt tbc,
Kansas districfr-oi the Miners union,
whose 13,000 members have been on
strike since November) 1, predicted
that 160,000 anthracite miners would
.walk out in Pennsylvania, soon; He
belittled Governor Allen's action in
obtaining volunteer workers for the
The Kansas situation was marked
by the report of the dynamiting or
4 mine switch track in the Pittsburg
Generally regional fuel commit
tees virtually took over control of
fuel stocks today and hundreds of
non-essential industries will b e
closed. In Chicago the regional offi
cials organized a local committee of
coal dealers who must submit sworn
statements of supplies on hand and
deliver no coal to non-essential in
dustries and institutions and make
no deliveries even to essentials the
first five divisions of the priority list
when they have less than one
week's supply. . y s
Dealers Own No Coal.
T. W: Proctor, chairman of the
northwestern region committee, ex
plained that the action meant that
the dealers really -owned no coal,
that it was now in the hands of the
government to be distributed as the
"Nonessential industries will be'
crippled, manufacturing will be
stopped, commerce will be lessened
and slowed down and luxuries, if
not certain conveniences, of travel
will be eliminated.
Mr. Proctor explained that thye sit
uation would call for elimination of
palatial trains and parlor ' cars.,
While the mines now in operation
are producing better than 40 per
cent of normal, the railroads re
quire 34 per cent, Mr. Proctor said.
Closing of schools for one month
in Chicago, aswell-as limiting the
hours of theaters and church serv
(Continned on . Page Two, Column Four.)
German Socialists ,
Discover Plot to
Dusseldorf, Nov. 30. The German
socialists have discovered a monar
chistplot which has as its purpose
the return to Germany at the begin
ning of December of former Emper
or William and Crown Prince Fred
Husband Names Apple
Peddler as "Other Man"
San Jose, Cal., Nov. 30. Charging
a love affair between his wife and an
Italian vegetable peddler'ahd alleg
in gthat he discovered her in a com
promising position with the veg
etable man in a local rooming house
on .South First street, Charles B.
Southgate, wealthy Jaundryman of
this' city, replied tolhe charges of his
wife, who filed suit in the superior
court here seeking annulment of a
common law contract marriage.
, Snow Slide on Interurban.
A bad snow slide from the" high
lands over the tracks of the Fort
Ctook interurban line delayed cars
going in both directions at a late
hour last night, the slide occurring
between the Country club station
and Child's crossing. ,
IN KANSAS CITY
IS CALLED OFF
Kansas City, Dec. 1. The
strike of railroad switchmen,
whieh began Saturday, was
called off early today.
POLICE WHO TRAP
HIM IN HAT STORE
Cordon of Officers Surround
Place, But Cannot Locate
Where did the burglar go when
Police Officer Olie Knudtson saw
him prowling about in the Omaha
ha factory, Fourteenth and Douglas
streets, shortly after midnight last
Olie was just starting out to walk
his beat when henoticed an alert
figure dodging about in the hat fac
tory. Olie rapped on the sidewalk
wirkjjis night stick and brought fwo
other officers from across thestreet
hurrying to his help.
Olie stationed his help at the front
door and went around to the alley
door himself. In the meantime one
of his helpers called the police sta
tion for more men to surround the
Comes on Burglar.
As Olie forced the back door in
he 'met Mr. Burglar almost face tor
face with about 15 feet between
Olie ordered him to halt, but the
burglaY had already backed into the
building. Olie pursued, watching the
back door, however, to prevent the
burglar's escape by that means.
A Ford full of cops arrived from
the police station. Officer John Bar
ta was stationed at the front door
and the other cops were distributed
around the premises white Officers
Knudtson, Sinclair and . Hansen
searched the building. Just when
the search- was about b begin Bar
to heard Mr. Burglar trying to un
fasten the moorings of the coal hole-
coJcex,, 11HJ0U& street id.
walk in front of thi hat factory.
John waited patiently, but the burg
lar gave up his attempt and with
drew again to the cellar.
- Barta Sees Him.
A, few' minutes later Barta saw
him in the tjuilding. Hansen, Sin
clair and Knudtson searched the
building from cellar to roof, but
failed to locate Itfr. Burglar. Detec
tives arrived from the central sta
tion pretty soon and they, too,
searched the building. A place was
found where Mr. Burglar had gained
entrance on the roof, but the tracks
in the snow pii the roof indicated he
had gone in that entrance and 'not
out of it. At 1:35 the cops assured
.themselves that the burglar was not
in the building and gave up the hunt.
MAIN PARX 0F ,
TO BE RETURNED
Of $100,000,000 Appropriated
for, Supplying Europe, Uncle ,
Sam to Get $88,750,000.
New York, Nov. 30. The Amer
ican relief administration will re
turn to the United States- govern
ment approximately $88,750,000 of
the $100,000,000 appropriated' by
congress for relief in Europe, ac
cording to the preliminary report
of Herbert Hoover on the work of
the administration made public to
night. The money wfH be returned
in the form of treasury notes f,rom
the various European governments
who shared in the relief work.N
The remainder of the fund was ex
pended for supplies which were "do
nated on a charitable basis for which
there will be no reimbursement" '
Won't Get Cash Now. -
Because of the foreign exchange
situation in Europe, Mr. Hoover
said, it was impossible at present to
"obtain reimburse; lent in cash."
The relief supplies purchased by
the administration, according to the
report, .were all of American origin
and practically none of the appropri
ation was expended outside of the
United States. -
Poland vcefved $57,000,000 worth
of relief supplies, or more than half
of the money spent. Armenia was"
second, receiving $10,000,000 in sup
plies. Other countries receiving re
lief were Czecho-Slovakia, Russia,
Esthonia, Letvia, Lithuania and Fin
land. Donation to Children.
The supplies that were donated
were for the relief of "under-nourished
In addition to the children's " re
lief, the administration paid approxi
mately $550,000 for freight and ex
penditures on old clothing contribut
ed by the American Rea Cross and
commission for relief in Belgium.
The report gives the following ap
proximate lists of the amounts each
government to be turned over to the
Polaqd, $57,000,0(10; Czech-Slovakia.
$6,750,000; Armenia. $10,000,000;
Russia, $5,000,000: Esthonia. $5,000,
000: Letvia. $3,000,000; Lithuania,
$700,000; Finland, $4,000,000 -H
YEGGMEN TIE WATCHMEN
AND BLOW TWO SAFES
IN HAYDEN BROS.' STORE
Currency and Bonds Estimated at $48,000, ana Jewelry
Valued at-$17,000, Stolen by Three Burglars
Work Greater Part of Night Opening Strong Boxes
Rest at Midnight to Eat Lunch, Play Phonograph
and Dance Gold and Silver, Estimated at $50,000,
Too Herfxy to Carry, Left Behind. ;
Yeggmen obtained approximately $65,000 in loot some
time between 10 p. m. Saturday nig;ht and 6 a. m. yesterday
morning from the department store of Hayden Brothers, '
Sixteenth and Dodge streets, in the heart of the business dis
trict, in one of the most daring robberies in the history of the
middlewest. , , v ' -
, The, scene of the robbery is five bloqks from Central po '
lice station and just across the street from the federal build
N Work AH Night. '
Binding two night watchmen hand and foot and while a -policeman
on the outside was walking his beat, three robbers ;
spent the greater part of the night in the store in blowings
open two safes.
. The yeggmen rested some time during the night, went
to the grocery department and ate "midnight lunch," amused
themselves by playing a phonograph and dancing and then'
1 ' , Discovered Sunday Morning. i
The robbery was discovered by an employe of the store
at 8 yesterday morning. He liberated the twb watchmen and
notified Joseph Hayden, owner of the store, andlhe police.;
- Included in the loot wfas currency, gold, bonds and
checks estimated at $48,000 and jewelry valued at about
Gpld and silver estimated at $50,000 was-left behind be-'
e it was too heavy te carry. .
WORK ON GLUES
- Cause Three Explosions. -
" The robbers caused three explo
sions wirh nitro-glyccrine iu the
blowing' open of two safes in the
office on the second floor of the
store and left at 6 a.' m. with their,
a,JThat--obbers -bad- visited- the store -was
first known at 3 yesterday
morning wruen Kirby J. Atkinson,
824 South Forty-hrst street, store '
engoneer, failed to find Henry Fea
ber, on of the night watchmen, at
his accustomed position on the main
floor. Shortly after entering the
5tore Atkinson, according to a state
ment made by him, made a search
for the two watchmen, Feaber and
Henry Leaders, and when he pro
ceeded io the rear, of the store fie
heard faint shouts.
y Finds Watchmen Bound. ,;
Going into the basement Atkinson'
found both Leaders and Feaber
bound Hand and foot tying on the
floor in the vegetable department ofs
the store, after which Mr Hayden
was notified in his apartments in"
the H"otel Fontenelle.- ,
k Mr. Hayden hurried to the store
and with other employes made a
found that the burglars nad blown
the two outer doors of the two safes
in the office. The inner door of the
safe in which was kept money, jew
elry and other valuables also was
found blown off.
That the yeggmen were profes
sionals was evidenced in the man.
nr in tunirk AiA iha irk Tl,.'
... " ... t..v.j UIU It.v. JUU. A lit.
two safes are inside a small cage and;
the robbers brought up about 50
woolen blankets, , saturated with
water, and carefully laid them all
around and 'over the cage. -. ;
Over, the blankets'was piled about!
?(10 lnrai more nrift th vctionipn r
then were ready to work on the
safes. . - ' X i
Soap Put in Cracks. 7
Thick layers of soft soap were
forced hetween the cracks of the safe
;oors ana tne aoor casing, in wnicn
explosives were poured, presumably
nitro-glycerin. After tTie' outer doors
were blown off the yeggmen directed ,
their attention to the strong innes
safe door and the same methods
were used. r
On of the safe doors was blown
off and landed setting upright at the
.side of the cage as though it had'
been carefully placed there.' Tht
strong door to the inner safe, bor-
dered with soft soap, was found
where it landed in front of the large
cash safe. . v i ; -
According to information giv,en
bv tile two watchmpn' ' Ffahr una
standing near the front door at
about 10 p. m. when he heard a dc-,
mand te'Stick up your hands." He
lonkprl arming and tim . mir,
about 35 years old,4 with a revolver
in "his hand. r
Joined by Two Others., ;;'
jreaoer tow Atkinson that ;the
r6bber was later joined by two
other young men. They . asked,
Feaber if he was the tnly watch
man and he told them "yes," hop
ing that Leaders would get- :a
chance to' give the alarm. . Feaber
. k. ii i t .
was uuuiici naim ana iont ana a gag
placed in his mouth and he was left
lirtntv n. 1. . ... n '. 0 . . I
ijnift vii me mam - iiour near iuc .
A few minutes later the three men
brought (in Watttini.-in f .iHr
whom it 'is said" they captured oir
the second floor, while he was makv
ing the rounds. After asking Lead-,
ers where the office was located and'
threatening him with death, if he
gave them wroiier information, the -
planations were made the parties I three men went upstairs to the.
Agreed to marry. They are now at Citfice, leaving the two watchmen
Fort Leavenworth (rinn . p... t-
- i vviunw vhh
Police' Say Looting of Hayden
Brothers' Store Cleverest
Safe-Blowing Job -in
Practically every detective on the
police force has beep detailed to
work on clues thar might lead to
the arrest of the Ihree yeggmen who
robbed the safes in Hayden Bros,
store of $65,000. Police Commis
sioner Ringe, Chief of Police Eber
stein and Chief of Detectives Dunn
made a preliminary investigation of
the robbery shortly after it was dis
covered. Descriptions of the three robbers
have been sent to nearby towns in
an effort to apprehend them in case
they may have leffOmaha by auto
mobile. Find Gold and Silver. ;
Detectives Wavrin and Knudtson
uncovered seven sacks of gold and
silver, estimated at $50,000, which
the yeggs h&4 hidden beneath a pile
of rugs next to the elevator, because
they were too heavy, to carry. ,
According to Chief of Detectives
Dunn, the robbery was the cleverest
safe-blowing job ever perpetrated in
Omaha. That the.xobbery was com
mitted by crooks .of another city is
the belief of the chief of detectives.
"The job was well planned, it is
evident." Chief of Detectives Dunn
said. "The yeggs showed they evi
dently knew the interior of the
building, well, especially about the
office." V N
The lack of a burglar alarm sys
tem in the building gave the rob
bers -plenty of time for the blowing
of the safe and their escape, police
say. .;. y
Hunt Old Yeggmen.
, Investigation of all old-time yegg
men recentlyparoled from the state
penitentiary and wo are known to
have been . about Omaha is being
made by detectives. . .
' The only descriptions of the three
men learned by the police werc"
given by the two night watchmen.
AH three yeggmen were approxi
mately 30 years old, well dressed
and of medium weight.
One of the robbers was slender
(Continued on Tg Two, Column Three.)
Took Hand in Love
Affairs of "Y" Man
( . .
Goshen, Ind.,' Nov. 30. William
D. Trentleman, building secretary of
the army YtTung Men's Christian as
sociation at Fort Leavenworth, Kan
advertised in a" Goshen newspaper
for a wife, explaining that being
away from home and 4he. monotony
of an army camp made him lonely
Unknown to Miss Rose Loy of
Goshen, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Daniel Loy, somebody answered the
advertisement, using her name.
Trentleman came here and was ad
mitted to the Loy home.' After ex-
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