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THE EEK: OMAHA. MONDAY. MAY 1. 1922.
$250,000 Is Paid for .IWcre Farm on Like .Michigan Tropr rly, 20 Milr From Clu rigd Loup, Wju Houglit 50 Yrm Agu for $1,750. t T AeeialeJ Iae4. riti8, April 30. A J4-acrf! farm. !r. than,?) milci from Chingo' loop, sold this wrtk (or 1250.000. It a bought about 50 years ago for J 1.750. m that in Increase in iU paid Ih family which lirdl it f.r 50 years, tt the rate of J5.WW annually. Ill value, as' soon at it j subdivided, ii reckoned it $.Wu,0ua- It ii the Mahonry Urm on J .ate Michigan, between two of Chicago's wealthy North Shore suburbs. Woman Candidate. Placed at Bottom of Liit. Runt Third. Women of Chicago's wetern sub urbs have nominated a feminine candidate for the lllinoit legialature in a manner that ha openrd the eyes of regular men leaders to a political force, which they thought they knew, hut found that they didn't. The candidate ii Mrs. Lottie II. O'Neill of Downer'i drove, one of three sue ceinful candidate! out of II aspi rants, in her district in the April republican primaries. Two incum bents, men, were given the favored fint portions on the ballot and won two of the three placet. Mr. O'N'ciU's name was placed last, an unfavorable position on a long; pri mary ballot, but her vote beat every .one except the two Incumbents. Bath House John Will Ask Knicker Ban, la Report. Recent announcement that John J, Coughlin, alderman from the First ward, variously and widely known as "Bathhouse John" and "The Lath." would introduce an ordinance barring women from wearing knickerbockera in public, recalls the fact .that Mr. Coughlin introduced a similar meas ure 27 years ago and it died. The 1895 ordinance called for a fine of $J to $8 for each offense. Under the 1922 model each violation would cost up to $200. "Any female person," ran Mr. Coughlin'a original measure, "shall be prohibited to ride or attempt to ride any bicycle, tricycle or to pub licly promenade while dressed or ar rayed in costumes commonly known as bloomers, knickers, baseball at tire or trousers. It was filed and remained in ob livion more than a quarter of a cen tury. Meteorologist Tells Why Weather "Ain't Like It Wai." A list of answers to make amateur weather experts, who insist that "things ain't like they used to be." admit the error of their ways has been evolved by T. A. Donnell, Donnell, meteorologist, in the Cm cs bo weather bureau. "The winters aren't as long as they used to bel" . "The winters aren't as cold as they used to bet" "The snow isn't as deep as it used to bel" These three sentences, according .lo Mr. Donnell, explain why the weathefe man a lut is not a bed ot roses, "ss.i ., . "Records" show." he said, "that the weather in-the United States hasn't shown any appreciable change in the last hundred years. "Those . who believe that the weather is milder, now forget that in their youth jthey -lived an. houses which ' were "poorly heated, making the cold more'rtbticeable.' "When they tell you that the snow used to be deeper, they forget that their legs used to be shorter. ' t Jilted Suitor Publishes Reports of Girl's Death. A joke is a joke, but to read three separate notices .of her funeral in tjvo weeks is too much, according to Miss Emily Moll. At the last funeral Miss Emily had to entertain Mono the mourners,, who had read the third- notice. . Her mother had fled, being unable to stand the strain of meeting the constant stream of solicitors for tombstones and cemetery lots. Miss Moll explains that it is all thj fault of a rejected suitor, who has been inserting notices of her death in the newspapers merely to bother her. .-. , - ., v The attorney for her father was reported to be hot on the trail of the jilted suitor. V Will Ask Punishment of Careless Pedestrian, ' ' u Dirt punishment .for the reckless pedestrian as well as the careless motorist, will be asked by Chicago automobile clubs, according to Dr. William Fuller. "When speed, maniacs are locked up; when pedestrians learn that they, too, should share responsibility for (.voiding accidents, and when the public streets nd longer are used for public; playgrounds, then, will auto mobile accidents become less fre quent." " Maj. Gen. Harbord to Sail V. for Europe Next Monday Washington, April 30. Major General ffarbord,, deputy chief of staff, cleaned up his desk pre paratory to sailing from New York Monday for a two-months' trip to Europe. While he is to confer at Coblenz with Major General Allen, relative to the work of ctosing out the affairs of the American army of occupation on the Rhine by July 1, most of General ' Harbord's time abroad will be devoted to relaxation from the cares of his post here. Mrs. Harbord will accompany him. Steamships Arrtnla. Naw -Tar. April Englt, San Frn- Cnatrba:. April S!. KeifuKa Maru. iPa-ttanrt. Or Shanghai. April it. City of Tokto, San J-a-lrc: Ker-a Maru. San Francisco. --Danaie- April SI. Polonia, New Tork. Oothanburr, April H. Stockholm, Is'epr Tor. Hamburr, April 1?. Orduna. Xair Terlc. Liraffiool, April SS. Carmanla, Ntw Tork. TlapartarM. Chriitianla. Aprd it. Oscar II, Nw Tork. JTtw Tork. Aoril t. Zealand. Antwerp; Caltic. Liverpool : Nieuw Amsterdam, Rot terdam: President Taft. Bremen: Oropheea. Hamburg: President Adam Queenatown: HaTerford. Philadelphia. . Telnctao, April 28. Lute Nielses, Port land. Ora Amaterdam, April It. K R. KinfsDurf, aa Pedro. Now Tork. April IS. Steal Navlfa'.or, ?a rrancuco. Farmers, A fentravt las been made which lhe r aimers I nioii Co-operative t (hange f Silling.. Mont, will nur rhate (pruaiinairly yxl.ilOO pounds of binder l ma from the Farmers' I n n Mate exchange of Omaha, litis order may be doubled if the r"H turn out well In Montana. (he movement of this bg order will brgm about July I, the harvest nt Montana l".iit later than in ,Ne bn.ka. C, K. Manrnton of the tm department of the (ate t .change made a trip to Hillings to ine tne contract lie reports that me rarmm tniou niein&ers in Montana arc very active in co-onera ttiii, although the organisation there is not as large as in Nrbraka Co-Operation in Russia. logoff unoti u the grratct eco nomic lorce working for the recoil Itrurtion of Kmia, according to ad vices received at state union head quailm from the Co-operative League of America. In March, 1919. the soviet government took control of the co-operative societies and at pointed all of the governing officers. Tlii control was abandoned in April, iv.'i, and now the co-operative so cietirs are functioning again at vol untary self-help organisations. He side helping to restore order in in dii'try, thee co-operative societies Dave ttn great factor in allevi ating the effect of the grrat Russian famine, arcordmg to this report. Dinner for Herron. Officers and employes of the state 'union in Omaha gave a dinner to Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Herron on the orcainn of the fifth anniversary of Mr. Jlcrron's connection with the or ganization as editor of the Nebraska Union Farmer. The editor was in vited to bring his wife to the Y. M. C. A. for a little "blowout." but he was led to believe that the din ner was to welcome C McCarthy, the new manager of the state ex change, to the Omaha group of union folk. He was told that it was a surprise and not to say a word about it to Mr. McCarthy. He didn't. It was not until after the toast list was completed and State President Osborn arose to present a fine gold pencil that Mr. Herron realized the dinner was for him. Omaha Union Meets. A meeting of Omaha Local So, 132J of the farmers union was held in the ballroom of the Castle hotel. About 75 persons were pres ent, including members and the families of members. C. H. Withcy of the Farmers' Union Livestock commission ' presided, because the president of the local was on the program The principal addresses of the evening were given by State President Osborn, and Manager Mc Carthy of the Farmers Union State exchange. Mr. Sctz of the American Legion spoke briefly on the life of General Grant. Kcadtngs were given by Mrs. A. C. Bonhatn and Clarence Sorensen, and Ivan Swansou told a group of funny stories. Mrs. E. L. Shoemaker and Mrs. Roy Bonham gave piano solos, and the program was rounded out with songs by the Farmers' Union chorus. Twenty new members were initiated. This local is composed of employes of the Farmers' union and its business ac tivities who live in Omaha. John Bolin of the audit department is president, and Roy Bonham of the the secretary's office, is secretary. Increase Capital. - Wisner. Stockholders in , the Farmers' Union store here are in- State Prison Inmates Hear Talk by Bryan Lincoln, April1 30. (Special Tele gram.) William Jennings Bry.an talked on "The Prodigal Son" this morning to convicts at the state penitentiary at the request of Warden Fenton. He likened the rc curn of the biblical wandering son to his father's door and the happiness which ensued, to the reward in store for all men if they "turn to the right." ,. . , Mr. Bryansaid that many sayings taken as truths are false in their 'en tirety, and pointed to one uttered years ago that "opportunity knocks but once." ' ' Continuing, he declared this false, and read an article refuting it. He promised to have sufficient copies of this article printed so every man in the penitentiary may get one. . Mr. Bryan spoke . tonight at the First Baptist church. . ' Grain Men Complete Wheat Appraisal Trip Over State Lodgepole, . Neb., April 30. (Spe cial.) A party of cast Nebraska gram men., composed. of George A. Roberts of tfje Roberts Grain com pany; E. E. Huntley, Rosenbaum Grain company; W. G. Fuller, Trans Mississippi Grain company; H. Al bers, Albers Commission company; Mr. Southard, Nye-Schneider-Jenks company, and Mr. Highland of the Grand Island Consolidated mill, have just completed a trip through this end of the state to determine in their opinion the condition of spring and winter wheat. Bee Want Ads Are Best Business Boosters. . . Chick Feeding Plans By C. L. STEVENSON. First Day No feed. Second Day No feed. Third Day (1) Grit in form 'of sand. (2) Fine oyster shell. (3) Hard cooked egg (with shell) chop ped fine; mix with equal parts oat meal or cornmeal ; feed sparingly four times daily. (4) Plenty of fresh water tinged with permanganate of potash; sour milk or buttermilk, or milk powder in mash. "(5) Oatmeal as scratch feed. Note: Eggs candled on the seventh day, if infertile, should be kept for feeding. Fourth Day (1) Same as third day. Baked cornbread or bread crumbs may .be. used instead of egg. (2) Start feeding dry mash; 2 parts cornmeal, 2 parts bran, 2 parts middlings 1-2" part fine meal scrap. This mash should be fed in hoppers (to save from waste) or in small troughs. (3) Feed lightly of scratch feed; 4 parts finely cracked corn, 2 parts finely cracked wheat. Feed this in litter. Fifth Day Same as above. Sixth Day Same as above. Grad ually reduce egg feed third day as chicks gTow accustomed to dry mash in hoppers. Begin feeding a small amount of green feed. Union Notes creasing the working capital of their aocuuou. Membrri who have tlr ready ch are making loans to the aoctaiwn, while those who are un able to do this are signing a joint note, with limited liability, upon which funds may be borrowed. The Winter f armers' Union store is one of the largest country stores in Ne- oratka. it dandles implements, hard ware, traitors, trucks, windmilli plumbing and well supplies. erow ici and drygooda. fcalcs the lirtt quarter of this year were slmot double the sale for the similar te riod of lat year. I'p to 1920 the aociattoii nude large profits and paid patronage dividends, but in that year it showed a deficit. There was a small profit in 1921, and the first quarter tl this year auo shows profit, A larger operating capital will enable the association to save ahout $5,UOO a year m dcounts on goods purchased. Business "Coming Back." Inavale The audit of the books of the Farmers' Union Co-operative association of tins place for the first three mouths of this year shows a profit of $302.81. The association operates an elevator, store and pro cuce station. Heavy losses were sustained in 1921, which were attri buted to poor management. At the heinnning of this year the associa tion was on the verge of bankruptcy. 1 lie management was changed and a group of stockholders gave a joint note tor funds with winch to pay all current liabilities. Now the stock holders have the satisfaction of see ing their business "coming back." Maximum leacners salary. Wilber. The Farmers' Union of Saline county has adopted a resolu tion against paying inexperienced school teachers over $75 a month. and experienced teachers over $100 month, lhe resolution states that teachers' salarirs are out of line with other wages, lhe county union also went on record in favor of four road overseers to each precinct, and ap pointed a committee to take the question up with the Saline county hoard. It is held that the practice of having only one overseer to the precinct has been expensive and un satisfactory. Close Out Implements. Guide Kock. The Farmers Un ion Co-Operative association of Guide Rock, which has been operat ing a eeneral store, cream station and implement business, has decid ed to close out its implement stocK. Practically all of the losses sustain ed by the association in the depres sion was on implements. The asso ciation will still handle farm ma chinery, however, but without carry ing a stock. Farmers will register their needs in this line, and then the machines will be ordered from the state exchauge'in Omaha. It is be lieved that this plan' will save the farmers 5 to 10 per cent, compared with carrying a stock locally. The cream station has inaugurated a plan of paying for cream in trade checks good at the store, which en ables the association to pay a bet ter price than in cash. Meeting at Oakland. Oakland. Seventy-five farmers from all Darts of the county attend ed the quarterly meeting of Burt county Farmers union here. Some of' the farmers came as far as 32 miles. State President Osborn ad dressed the convention on the prin ciples and work of the Farmers un ion, stressing the new finance cor poration being organized. The mem bers manncsted enthusiasm tor tins new venture and will' take stock in lit heavily when they market another t" tt n ". i . ' r . i. - crop. . ii. vvuney, manager oi mc Omaha house of the Farmers Unioa Livestock commission, spoke on the co-operative marketing of livestock. The next meeting of the Burt coun ty Farmers union will be held at Lyons m connection with the an nual county picnic, to which the whole world is invited. soap - At w Bryan Speaks to 2J Democrats at Harmony Meet Talks at Lincoln Three Ifuun on Tojiici Hauging From the Tariff to Par- Miiii.m. Lincoln, April 3d (Special -Tele gram,) 'J he William Jennings Hryau of old, relentless loe of the liquor triliic. unwilling to remem ber it is no longer a national iue, because, in hit opinion, it i still paramount, stood before 250 demo crats at an attempted harmony ban quet here last night and talked for three hours on subject! varying from the tariff to the reported relation ship of the human race to the ape. Bryan warned hi democratic brothers of a quarter of a century ago that the liquor interests are still ac tive and are attempting to elect congress which will either wink at lax enforcement of the Volstead act or rrnral it. "No party can w in public approval anymore by appealing to the under world support," lie shouted. "Thank God the upper world is in the ascen dancy now.' Continuing. Brvan reviewed the history of hu memorable fight for prohibition. He paid his toll for the fight he waged in refusing the ten der of a coveted United States sen- atorship from Nebraska because to win it he would have been forced to bow to the will of the liquor inter cM, Ilryan told his attentive audi ence. "1 alvas wanted to be a United States senator and once during mv lite here among you Gilhert M. Hitchcock told me he wouldn t run if I cared to enter the race. But I knew I would owe my election to the liquor interests and would have to bow to them and I refused to keen on with my fight. Thank God, I'v; won. I see people here tonight who have occupied seats at my meetings here for 30 years," Mr. Bryan said. "I like to sec the spirit of harmony here tonight. Some times I have been forced to perform serious operations on some members, but they always were for the ultimate good of the democracy." Mr. Bryan stated that his strength came not from himself but from the policies he advocated. "A party to come back must work for the people and not the offices," he said. "That's what you must do." Bryan said the dominant issue in the national campaign would be the revenue law unless all signs fail. He predicted a democratic landslide. The audience roared when he. said: "I ought to be the one who knows the sign of a landslide." Pass Kevenue Bill. "This administration has had more trouble with its revenue bill than any other. I expected such trouble and waited rather anxiously for the curtain to rise." Mr. Bryan described the outline of the revenue bill by becretary Mellon as the worst "piracy in history." He said the republican caucus should be given credit for refusing to sanction the alleged Mellon plan to free war profiteers from taxes. Mr, Bryan declared every act of congress under the Harding adminis tration, worthy of public praise, had its incipiency with the agricultural bloc. Mr. Bryan said the anti-option bill of the republcan administration was a good measure.. He said the packers bill was fairly decent. He blamed the federal reserve board for reduction of farm prices and attacked Secretary Mellon for a statement credited to him against an attempt of congress to put a farmer on the board. "We also should have a laborer and a business man, who is not a banker," he declared. "The reason we have some good io undissolved lump to stick to your garments and spot them. It entirely dissolves the dirt in the tiny meshes of fabric and therefore requires less rubbing and less rinsing. A Test is Your Proof FAB a new soap-flake made by Colgate & Co. safely washes fine FABrics. . in a new package waste proof dust proof grocery, drug and department teg illation from congi U becu i i the wor.t scared C0n?rrt we ever bad. We've got to ibow Hit rank and file of republicans they have been mioled Mr. tiryan atrtrd a tirutotratie congress could p4 lrgilatiuii which would make issurs if 1'rrtident liar dmg signed the bills or vetoed them. He spoke ion the bonus. He said lie wss not a candidate lor omce and could speak more freely than many othrrt. "lhe men who g'ew rich out of this war should pay the bonus he said. "But if you cau t get tt Hut way vote for It any way he republi cans edict and then make the method of paying an issue in the nrxt cam paign, "t he greatest danger to til Is the wet danger," he said. "No demo crat should be elected on a lawless platform. 1 here are 30 organizations trying to line up republican and democratic candidates for on a wet ticket. tJitgrcsf Morehcad Popular, Most conspicuous for their popu larity at the banquet were John II. Moirhead. former governor and can didate for congress in the Second district, and Warden W. T. Fenton, mentioned at a candidate for sov- rrnor in the event to make "Brother Charles" Bryan the fusion candidate for governor failed. Third Party scouts were in evi dence. They included Arthur U, Wray, candidate for the United States senate; J. II, k'dmistrn, chair man: J. N. Norton, candidate for governor, and l u tioiicn, candi date for attorney general. Uan tiutlcf of Umaha, democratic candidate for governor, was an early arrival. '. L. Hall chairman, slated that he intended to introduce leaders of warring factions. I want everyone to get the bile UN III Bl-fliiatil, Jiail ffa'u, mat mill (. i.:. it.ii .:.i. ".i.... ...:n get a united democracy. J. N. Norton was called on lirst, Norton said high taxes .was primar ily the fault of the state administra tion. John If. Morchead was the next speaker. Morchead said Bryan first induced him to be an ofiice-secker years ago. "I ve been running ever since. .Morchead said. Morelieaa asserted the liquor question was set tied. He said, if elected to congress. he would vote to sustain the vol stead act as it stands today. hdward Dougherty, who Hall said represented the American Legion of Omaha, spoke, but declined to de fend the leadership of Arthur Mullen in the fight against the American Legion language law. Dougherty told funny stories. Uan Butler of Umaha slammed J. N. Norton when he said: "Understand. I am a democratic candidate for governor and am not seeking the endorsement of any other party." mitlcr said lie would announce a platform in a short time. i-or the present 1 will say 1 am against the code bill," he asserted. Brother Charley Bryan had a cold and had to decline to speak. Arthur Mullen talked next and Mullen also scattered the discontent. He said present taxes were next door to confiscation. He appealed to the independent voters to join the dem ocrats as their "salvation." "I want to serve notice on repub lican editors of Nebraska that for two months I will close my law of fice and go out to fight the new rev enue law, the most unjust, un-American law ever on the statute book," Mullen said. He criticized the attempt of the re publican administration to drag out intangibles for taxation for the first time in history. " Spray Fruit Trees. Falls City. With the prospects of a bumper fruit crop this year, farm ers are taking increased interest ia the spraying and pruning of trees and grape vines. Two orchard spraying demonstrations under the direction of the state college of ag riculture were attended, by many persons interested in fruit produc tion. stores of Plea to Withdraw Military Control of Haiti Refused SecrrUry Iluplie. Trll Coin inittee of Lawycra Their Argument Appear In. aJtHjuate an One-Sulcil. Washington, Apr.l 30 Another plea for immediate termination of lhe military occupation of Haiti met with a rrfual at the State depart ntrnt. A committee of lawyer who brought lo the department a brief declaring the occupation lo be out of harmony with American prin ciples, were told plainly by Secre' tary Hughes that their arguments appeared to hint most inadequate and one-sided. He added that the department was fully advised from it own sources regarding all the elements of the situation and was working to re establish tranquility to that Ameri can forces could he withdrawn as soon as things would warrant. Charge Prestige Destroyed. The delegation that railed on the secretary reported the National Fopular Government League and the Foreign l'olicy association, two or ganizations which are charging that the policy of the administration con stitutes unwarranted interference In Haiti' domestic affairs, is against the principles of the American con stitution, destroys American prestige before the world, and lays the Amer ican government open to accusations of tyranny and imperialism. Those who acted as spokesmen for the com mittee were: Senator Robert L. Owen of Oklahoma; Louis Marshall of New York and Michael Francis Dovle of Philadelphia. In reply to their representations, Secretary Hughes said: "It is a pleasure to meet you per sonally and to give you this oppor tunity to make your statements with regard to the relations of the United States to Haitai. I cannot, how- e-er, permit my silence to be misin terpreted. I must say that I regard i the statements that have been made as most inadequate and one-sided. All Angles Considered. "I am fully conscious of interna tional obligations. This situation with which we arc confronted is an existing situation which calls for a careful study and a very wise exam ination and decision as to policy. You need not suppose that this study has not been made. You need not suppose that all the matters that are involve, have not ecn considered. Quite the contrary is the case. "This government is proceeding in this matter at this time in the de sire to secure, in the first place, an effective co-ordination of the action which is being taken in connection with administration, so that diffi culties which have existed in the past may be removed." 4 ' Ride a Bicycle!" transportation, of : and merry-making in the wonderful outdoor world, where Nature welcomes you as one of her own and makes you glad to be alive! "Ride a Bicycle!" Go where you want to go, when au want to go -for work or for fun. See your local dealer today. Pick out the model and type you want at whatever price you feel justified in paying. Put new pep and vigor and joy into the things yoti do while on the job or on vacation. "Ride a Bicycle!" x . Three Omahans on Grimd Jury Panel lit!fiirr In Ita I'rfsentti) A;aiiit Prominent ltmU ne l'ronidter. Only three Omaha men are tunned among the .'4 who will report Mon day lor ledfral grand jury duty. The jury, it u expected, will finish lis work by Thursday. Some men prominent in business promotions will be among ihne against wbmn evidence wilt be presented. The list of jurymen it a follow s; K Mr. mid, t SoulA Thirl) f;nl I .i.f J. hiuep, Omaha, I4lill Wllrnt. Omaha. Julia A. Am.uiii. Utm Cllf. Sit. -at A4ia, HI. i'avl II. I'wi,lri, hank IMaHa. Sf, K liuork), l'ia('H'l I'M. a llanaaa. lmiiialar4 aiM4-l Ituaiuu, lian4 l-iaaa. Ka'l K. Karl, Ural r-Mnl J, K H'1'hailgn.l, ltu.hilla I- M. taiun, Norik I'la'la. W'aiiar tt SUtia. 1'ha.liua K K Hutlrka. H-hutlat. Mar4 f. 1hdnipa-n, Lsena tr4 I'ulv.r, AiMua, liaurf l-arfoli, Albiun, , II. I'Mlhank. I hadiun. I'. Y. Imunallr. uu.ri.m. Will ymiinariiian. MiIiiIiI4. lUtiir luhir, kuiharlana. Jama II How. l-ll.ua. I.ihit H. Unolra, ti.1..l h. II arm Jutitia. Millar, Joffre Waves Good-Bye to U. S. Freiu h Hero Sail From New York on Lat I.n of WorM Tour. New York, April JO Willi the strain of "Anhl Lang Syne" played by a municipal band as the liner Celtic steamed pat the statue of Lib erty, Marshal Joffre waved good-bye to America and began the lat 1-ip of his world tour. The marshal stood at attention for a moment after the baud began, turn suddenly waved his red and gold can. crew more cntnusiastic anu waved his cane while the big liner slipped away toward the open sea. The last day of Marshal Joffrc's stay m the city was one nc saiu nc would long rcmemuer. l;rom eariy morning until tne Celtic sappcu from it pier, one steady stream of Vive Joiire" was shouted at him. lust before he left his hotel the marshal summoned lo his suite alt the policemen who has been attached to his party here, together with the newspaper men who had been as signed to cover his visit. Address ing them in French, he thanked them for their attention and kindness and presented eaih with a pipe to which was attached a card he had auto graphed. Auto Show at Alliance Alliance, Neb., April 30. (Spe cial.) Every automobile dealer, gar age and filling station proprietor in. the city has reserved floor space for the second annual automobile show which will be held here May 4, 5 and fi. A number of reservations also have been made by dealers in nearby towns. The sum total of economical, zestful health-building, muscle-develoDinf. RIDE A ROOS FLYER The Best Bike Made Police Facing Blank Wall in Murder Mvstery Hetireil Tanner l.rifie4 After Oueslionin Aliout Death of JmIiohI Teather. Omaha lira I aawj Mir. Ilooptstoii, HI, Ajrd Ml Wi'.h ttaf rrlrae oi John C. Wyman. a wealthy retired farmer and churrli d'lrr. who coiUf-sred that be was the lr hut fiance of tirrlnolc I lamia. whute body was found In the base ii rut of the I'mied I'rcsbyleiian par. soutitc, the olinials admitted they had mailt- tut progress toward a so lution oi the ni)sirry surrounding the girl's disappearance four weeks atfo. Wyman was released after 24 hours of questioning. The examina tion, conducted by Sheriff Charles X. Knox and John II. Lowman. stale's attorney, f.o!ed to produce one fact that would permit them U hold the man in custody any longer, tlirv said. Wyman, who is 35. admitted he had brtravrd the girl. "Hut 1 did not kill Iter,'' be shout ed, t met her years ago. We went to church together. We grew to be friends. She went away lor a time and then returned. I met her one niuht at the church and we took a long walk. "I told her I loved her, hut she said it was no use. She told tne to forget it. t loved her and told her so and begged her to marry me, but she always refused." He hesitated a moment. His gae windered out of the window and across the town in the direction of the parsonage. "But I did not kill her and you have no evidence that points in that direction. I did not I'd be willing to tell you if I did. A few moments later he was re leased. "Hut we're keeping our eye on him." said the sheriff. But while the authorities were ad mitting they are facing a blank wall and that they know no more about the case than they did five minutes after they discovered the body, Wes ley T. Ilanna, father of the girl, announced that he was going to open a private investigation into the affair, lie said he bclieived Wyman knew more about his daughter's dis appearance than he cares to tell. "The man has proved that he was not in Hoopestown on the day Gert rude disappeared. But no one knows where the man was all of the time during the four weeks that followed her disappearance. He says he was ii. Danville part of the time and other places part of the time. Some of these statements have been checked up and some have been found to be untrue." - Oniiilmim Seek Passports Andrew Murphy and his daughter, Stella, ap plied today for passports for a trip to Ireland and other parts of Eu rope. Mrs. Ralph Brerkcnrirlce nlso applied for pussoprls for a Eu ropean trip.