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THE BEE: OMAHA. WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 5, 1917
CUY DADS TAKE A ISoldierBoys Boost Mess Larder When Their RAP AT WRESTLERS Disgusted that the Big Fellows Did Not Try to Wrestle in Match at Auditorium Monday Night. ''The fate of the wrestling .game, so far as Omaha is concerned, hangs in the balance, at least when it comes to pulling off future bouts in the city Auditorium. i This all conies about by reason of the fact that most of the members of the city council lean to the opinion that the Stecher-Pleijtina match Mon day night was impregnated with fake. At the meeting Tuesday morning, the council would nave Settled upon vrhether wrestling matcnes in the fu ture will be permitted in the Audi torium, but members," as a courtesy to, Commissioner Withnell, postponed action until his return to the city. The Auditorium is under his jurisdiction. Commissioner Butler started the campaign against wrestling tnatches in the Auditorium by saying: "These people who were principals in the match last night did not make any effort to wrestle. To protect the public, I think we should pass an or dinance, compelling wrestlers fo w restle if they are going to appear in the municipal building. If they will not wrestle, then abolish the game." Commissioner Jardine . expressed the opinion that even if the main match was not "rotten," it was not as good as the preliminaries. Mayor Dahlman said: "They did not make an effort to vjestle. They just spent" the time pul I".g"eacn ofher around the ring and people who were there weredisgusted with their performances." NETHAWAYxJURY , ASKS NEGRO BE HELDFOR TRIAL (Continued From Page One.) Quintet Sings Along Omaha Commission Row v UA few A is timony Saturday of Herdman, opera tor at Briggs station, near the Netha way home. Herdman had said he heard loud talking and arguments in the Nethaway home. "The loud talking he hear4 was my wife and I arguing about woman suf frage or the prohibition question," explained Nethaway. "We weren't quarreling." Explains Leaving Wife at Home. Nethaway also Said he understood it was the general opinion he should have taken his wife with him on the Sunday afternoon when she was mur dered. , "I want to- explain that," said Nethaway. "It was a common oc curence for me and my wife to meet at Brigg's Crossing. I would tele phone her and then she would leave the house so as to get there the same time I did." ' Testimony of the score of wit nesses was damaging to the negro. Whle the probe of the coroner's . jury last Friday and Saturday served only to deepen the mystery surround ing the brutal slaying of Mrs. Netha way near the railroad track in South Cut on the Northwestern railroad a wee4t ago Sunday afternoon, the fin ish of the inquest cleared tip a lot of unexplained points and gave the jury enough evidence to recommend the negro being held for trial. Identifies Knife. One of the most important wit nesses caNed was John M. Lucas, employe at the Country club, who had a trunk at the home" of Frank Mitigate, 5614 Blondb street. The ' Millgate home was robbed a couple at days prior to the Nethaway mur der. Two of the stolen articles were a hunting knife, which he positively identified as one found hear Mrs. Nethaway's mutilated body, and the other a black handled razor, similiar to the one recently discovered at the murder spot. . Though the knife, a long, keen bladed, wicked-looking piece of cut lery, had reposed in the trunk for five Tears and had not been seen by Mr. Lucas during that time, he im mediately recognized it because of a peculiar twist to the blade. The razor, of which he'was not so positive, re sembled one of three which had been in his trunk, he testified. ' n Kings Are Stolen. Mr. and Mrs. Millgate told of their house having been robbed.-Mrs. Mill gate lost a sapphire ring, a turquoise ring and an old wedding ring, none of which have be,en recovered. Mrs. Nellie JJascombe, Fifty-sixth and Hamilton streets, whose . home was visited byt negro she positively identified as Smith the day before the murder, told -of the black's threats made to her and her children. The Bascombe home is1 only five blocks from the Millgate residence. "The negro came, into the yard about 8:30 o'clock in the morning," she said. "My husband had gone to work early. The negro was standing beside the housfc with one ear against ,-4hc wall when I saw -him. -I was frightened. ' i . " " .,' 1 Threatens - Woman. 11 "He asked me all sorts of questions and" let me know he knew my hus band wa3 away. He asked me for food and I refused. Then he threat ened me. . J went inside the house, locked the door and handed him something to eat through a windbw. Hei sri.; J one of the babies before going away. ' He walked .southeast." Harry Rogers, manager f a "gro cery store in Florence, said Smith was in. his place of business both Friday and Saturday before the mur der. ' "He bought 10 ceiit. worth of food Friday, but he just came in, looked around and then walked out when he called Saturday," Rogers testified. " - ; Seen at Briggs' Crossing. ' Frank Tourek," 1707 South Four teenth street, tojd of meeting Smith at Briggs' crosing at 2:30 o'clock on the afternoon of the murd,er. Tourek said the negro asked the way to Sioux - City. After hunting for grapes at Briggs' crossing and going into an apple orchard near the track, Smith walked down South 'Cut toward Briggs' station, Tourek testified. .. When confronted by Tourek in county ait Smith immediately recog nized him and said: "You is de white man 1 saw-when I was hunting grapes that Sunday." ' Y ' " ' " ' Carry Persons Up Hill. Two' witnesses told of making iests of carrying, persons up the steep i-j eiin "t'm'iu the trackito the scensj The famous quintet of the Fifth Nebraska machine gun company, lo cated in the armory at Twenty-fifth and Farnam streets, made quite a haul when they went on a singing tour amo'hg the commission men yes- terday. They collected rrfore than a wagonload of good things to eat by the sweet strains of their melodious voices. For a time at least they will have plenty of green garden truck and melons. MS- of the murder, thus exploding the theory it would have been impossible for the murderer to liave dragged the unfortunate woman up the grade. J. E. JRickertt, 2209 Davenport street, a friend of the Nethaways, who joined in the search for the mur derer and investigated the murder spot afterwards, said he carried a 144 pound rrtan up the grade from the track to the murder spot Monday. Mr. Rickertt said it was ninety three feet from the railroad track to the murder spot,. The hill was on a thirty-two degree pitch, he testified. Nethaway Interrupts. J. F. Badgerow, brother-in-law of the murdered woman, said he also made a test, carrying his wife, sister of Mrs. Nethaway, up the spot from the track. He said another man al most ran up the grade with his wife on his shoulder. Mr. Badgerow, Wlib had been tes tifying that he believed Mrs. Neth away was carried to the murder spot from the track, was interrupted by the husband.of the murdered worn. a. Nethaway asked that his brother-in-law tell of the tests made. Mrs. Badgerow, Flo ence Heights, broke down in her testimony when she got to the point of telling how she learned her sister had been mur dered. Nethaways Happy. The Nethaways had been happy during their entire nineteen years of married life, she said. "My sister wor shipped her husband -and he treated her with the utmost kindness. She never complained." Mrs. Badgerow asked permission to tell the jury how her sister was tied wlfen she viewed the body the first time. "Nellie's hands were tied, oh, so tightly, with a piece of cloth, but not with a piece of her undergarment. Her outer skirt looked like it had been cut off nearly up- o the waist by some sharp instrument, not torn off. Her undergarment had been entirely removed. There was no jewelry on her because she never wore any." - i Finds String of Beads. Mrs. Nettie Goettsche, 709 Main street, Florence, told of finding part of a string of beads, identified as hav ing belonged to Mrs. Nethaway, last Sunday when searching near the rail road racje. These were found fifteen feet from the track. Six single beads were found nearer the track. This testimony strengthened the theory that vMrs. Nethaway was attacked while walking along the railroad track and then dragged or carried up to the spot where her body was found. William Paulsen told of seeing a negro, afterwards identified as Smith, going west in Florence between 12 and 1 o'clock on the1 day of the mur der. Other witnesses were Myron Learned, Omaha lawyer, to whom Nethaway showed a couple of pieces of land on the afternoon of the mur der; John Anderson, caretaker on Mr. Learned's country place, who drove the car and went with his employer and Nethaway that day, and Foss Armstrong, who found Mrs. Netha way's empty pocketbook near the spot where she was murdered. DRAFTED MEN OF INITIAL QUOTA REPORT TODAY (Continued From Fsge One.) Omaha Men Called to the Colors Edward Oleweckl George A. Parks, , James P. McCabef . Julian Staszklewlcf, Emll F. Munidt, Adam Matuk, Mike Sahaluslsky, Joseph Wleteekl, structicftis and railroad and meal tickets. Most of them will be given permission to spend the night at home under Orders to repwrt again to the v board shortly before train time tomorrow'. About 30,000 men, most of wh5m have been selected because of pre vious military training or experience as codks, are included in the first quota. By tomorrow night they will be in the sixteen .cantonments, ex cept those at Yappank, L. I., and Ad-V01"; p. Murphy, miral, Md., where construction is not completed. Recruits in Charge. Each district's quota will be placed in charge of one recruit, to whom will be given War . department warrants for transportation and meals -and au thority to command the men until they reach camp. Arrangements "for traveling expenses already have been made by the local boards. ' A letter from President Wilson, made public today by the White House, addressed to Thomas -JU Chadbourne, jr., of the mayor's com mittee on" national defense, New Yosk, reads as follows: "Please say to the men on Septem ber 4 how' entirely- my heart is with them and how my thoughts will fol low them across the sea with confi dence and also with genuine envy, for I should liTJe to be with them on the field and in the trenches, where the real and final battle for the inde pendence of the United States is to be fought, alongside the other peo ples of the world, struggling, like' our selves, to make an end of those things whioh have threatened the integrity of their territory, the lives of their people and the very character and independence of their governments. Bid them God speed for me from a very full heart." The following lists of men called for service by the local boards have been duly passed upon by the proper local and district boards a'nd are cer tified as selected for military service and not exempted or discharged: ' FIRST DISTRICT. , Division Two, Omaha. Herbert BIrchard, Nels C. Froxlfr. . Max-Feeny, Patrick W. Kennelljr. Adolph Orlnrewlci, Steve Pozlnch, Albert Larson, Jo George Solcxyk, Eugene Bruner, John Junto, Anton Bortka, George O. Wright Joseph Orgurlch, Frank Shrlnek, Robert Plnknton, Johnny Jonrs, Thomas p. Green. Harry J. Gutlfoyla, Lawrence Ginskt, Stefan Btga, Moysls, Chlco, Ooorge Ttaent, Joseph N. Bush, Oscar L. Ifalverson, Jan Zdanowcs.4 Stanlslaw Jodoloskl, Balaslawas JanukenasH?. E. Morrison. Edward McGlmrsey, John J. Reumplng, W. M. Wandberg, Pemetra Pop, W. L. Harris, James Rollins. ' Arthur D. Madsen, Steve Orourl, Frank Slopnk-ka, M. B. Lenahan, Frank T. O'Connor J. F. Asehenbremeft Magnus E. Smith, Cleo McDonald, Jens B. Jensen, Alexander Tecevah, John Bartley Mike L. Welch. Lee Tbbbs, Frank Vampola, Henry L, A-tkotter, Robert F. Wllsom, Joseph J, Zesulajt, Vernon LeR. VanscoyKll Nistor, Walter toznlak, Joseph 8amueIson, Joe Saslcn, Ixuis Peachansky. Joseph R. Pankovy Claude O. Steward, John Leonowtcz, John T. Nystrom, Wladyslaw Wleczorek, Joe Pretl, Milan Deklch. John Laccan. l Dale Talbot, George Brook, Jovo Prevlch. Charles Slmont Louis Cass n, - V George AVrlght. Ignacy Saneckl, Edward Duda, Michael Surharewskl, Henry Degramds, . Frank. Bmansky. Body of Man Accidentally Drowned is Sent Home The body of Bernard Rillian, which was found floating down the Missouri river near the American Smelting works Monday afternoon, was sent to Cherokee, la., this after noon. While painting on the Illinois Central railroad bridge about nine days ago, Killian slipped from a beam and fell into the river. Men working with him immediately secured a boat and attempted to rescue him but his body did not come to the surface of the water and was not seen again un til Monday afternoon when river men, thinking it was a log, went out to drg it in, but found it was a dead man instead. Get Tour Money's Worth Save waste in buying as well as m eating! For net results ' raw V is an ideal cereal-prac-. tically 100 nutrition. In using Grape-Nuts you , Save in Buying Save on Cooking Save on Serving Save on Waste Save on Spoilage - Save on Health "There's a Reason" 'for Grape-Nuts i The Food With The Snappy Flavor. WOMEN PREPARING . FOR REGISTRATION Questions Bothering Some Are Answered by Mrs Bax ter, the Publicity . Chairman. Questions bothering many Omaha women who desire to register for war service cn woman's registration day, September 12, arc answered by Mrs. W. F." Baxter, publicity chairman. "Many women ask whether they must bo "naturalized in order to reg ister. Tht is not-necessary. Regis ter anyway, but we urge naturaliza tion. "Women who have already regis tered with the National League for Woman Service think they need not register again. They should rereg isteis stating that they have previ ously enrolled with the service league. "Some women say they are already doing so much war relief work they cannot register "Tor anything more. It isn't necessary. Let them merely state on the cards what they are al ready doing. r "Women should overcome the fear they are pledging themselves on the registration cards to do something they will not be able to fulfill." RegistVarsare urged to attend the registration classes Wednesday and Friday of this week at the public library, so far as possible, so as not to crowd the classes next week. Bee Wants-Ads Produce Results. PHOTOrtATS. Last Times Today . EMMYWHELEN Miss Robinson Crusoe Thurs.' GAIL KANE Marguerite Clark - i THE AMAZONS MUSE HER HAT'S IN THE RING LOUISE GLAUM' in "Golden Rule Kate" A Femsda Gun Fighter It Mor Deadly Than a Man "THIRST" Keystone Tathe Newt Weekly Last Timet Today ANITA STEWART "CIoveTTRdllion" AML'SEM EVfS, BASE BALL OMAHA VS. ST. JOSEPH September 3 345 ROURKE PARK Monday. Sept. 3, Two fumes: 1st calico1 2:15 Srpt. 4 S, gams called 3:15 Box Seats at Barkalow Bros. An Opportunity for War Gardeners to Win Prizes What will be a unique and per haps a most unusual contest to be put on by an exclusive ready-to-wear store will be started Wednesday at the Benson & Thorne company. This month, in the midst of potato digging, and this season, when sg many bushels of potatoes were planted, due to the nation-wide move ment to utilize every foot of available ground for fod supply, this contest is timely and one that most everyone in Omaha or thereabouts may take a part in. Cash prizes amounting to $90 will be given away in the follow ing manner: Twenty-five dollars for largest potato grown; $15 for. second largest potato; $10 for third largest potato; $1 each for the next ten larg est. In addition to this Benson & Thorne offer $15 for the most freakish potato grown; $10 for the second most freakish potato; $5 for the third most freakish potato. Thhi pertains to the shape of the potato or any peculiarity it might have. , Any man, woman or child who has a potato patch in Omaha or vicinity may enter this contest. Potatori must be sent or brought to the ad vertising department not later that 6 o'clock Friday, September 29. A cord must be tied around Jne potato with card attached which bears tht name and address of the contestant Only two specimens are allowed each contestant; namely, one large potato "and one freakish potato.' Four competent judges, will ' bfc chosen from a number of disinter ested, prominent business men of Omaha to make a fair and just dis tribution of the prizes. . "he collection of potatoes received during this contest will be given tKa worthy charitable institution. New Paving Ordered By the City Council By ordinance the council has or dered the paving 'of Twenty-seventh street, from Fort street to Ellison avenue. Asphaltum cehent is the ma terial to be used. , Fortieth street from Davenport to Hamilton has been ordered repaved with sheet asphaltum and Jackson street, frohl Seventh to Ninth, with brick. . AM1SFMKNTS. OMAHA'S POPULAR THEATER DOROTHY SHERMAN and 6 SOUTHERN SERENADERS "IN THE DAYS OF 186Q" HALEY and HALEY Snappy Mixed Songs RODWAY and EDWARDS Two Funny Fellow JESSIE BAKER and CO. "Twin Befs at 3 A. M." PHOTOPLAYS SUPREME EARLE WILLIAMS "TRAlRESON" TEETH I DR. McK.ENNEY Says: good looks when your teeth Jeave you." Heaviest Bridie I Best Silver FU1- Work, per tooth, I tags $4.00 Wonder Plates worth $15 to $25, $5, $8, $10 We please you or refund your tnaner. McKENNEY DENTISTS 14th and Farnam 1324 Farnam St. ' Phone Doug tat 2872. 50c Best 22-k Cold Crowns $4.co : a V "' aV 1U) Dorothy Shoemaker, Harry Mtntura W. M. Mortimer, Director ALL THIS WEEK Matinee Today 2:30 Edward Sheldon' Novelty Drama. "Romance" SEATS NOW ON SALE tagst 25c-3Sc-SOc-75c Boxes, $1.00. fcven Mat. i Sun.. Wed Sat., 2Sc-3Se-50c. "OMAHA'S FUN CENTEIf ' tCmitCtjm Mats., 1S-2S-S0C )jfMMgM Eveninit, 2S-B0-75c-l TUr Orit rMbl I A UC .Musical I rib U2 I Wlliftll Burlesque FRANK FUNNY F1NNSY And Great Cast In Mr. Finney's Elixir "111. OLD N'YOilK" Beauty Chorus of Bean-Eating Boston Cirlt. LADIES' DIME MATINEE WEEK DAYS sat. Met. aa Wek: Billy Wattoa's Beef Truit Phone ,Doui. 494. THE BEST OF VAUDEVILLE Mstlnis Dally. 2;Ul Nliht. 1:11. Thli Weak. KARL JORN: JEAN ADAIR & CO.r DEIROs OAL LAGHER a MARTIN: McCsrty 4 Faye; The Fl. mlngi: Gallos : Orphnum Trsvsl Watkly. Prlofi: MstlsM. salltry. 10c: Butt Bull (MMt Saturday sua 8uttdy). 29e; Night. lOo. 2S, too and 75o. BA AHpecial Mat. Today W I lf Tonlle, Lest Time. "The Millionaire's Son and the Shop Girl" Matinees, All Seats, OP. Nightt, 25c. 35c, 50c, 75ca-JC .NEXT WKKK. "MTEI LIVELY." Brandeis Sunday and Monday Sept. ana 10 Matinee Monday Irving Berlin's Syncopated Musical Success "Watch Your Step" A Rag Time Riot With 75 People. Nights, 50c to $2.00( Matinee, 50c to $1.50. Note Brandeis Players Lay Off Above Days. TurpinV School of Dancing Announcing the New Season. ( Opening September 10, 1617. Adult Beginners' Class. Mondays and Thursdays, 8 p. nr. Adult Advance Class, Tuesday, September 11, 8 p. m. Pupils should join the tirat lesson. Phone Harney 8143 or call personally, 28th and Farnam Sts. Terms moat reasonable. High School Class, Saturday, September 22, 8 p. ro. (Age 14 to 17.) Children't Class begins Saturday, October 23, at 2:30 p. m. Train Service SEPTEMBER 3-8, 1917 OMAHA TO LII1G0LH LINCOLN "TO OMAHA REGULAR TRAINS From Omaha daily 7:10 A. M. 8:20 A. M. 9:15 A. M. 1:50 P. M. 4:25 P. M. 7:50 P. M. 12:20 A. M. P. M.-4:20 SPECIAL TRAIN TUESDAY, WEDNES DAY AND THTRSDAY From .Omaha at I A, M.; from South Omaha at S: 15 A. M.; returning from Lincoln depot ado P. M. REGULAR TRAINS From Lincoln daily at 6:10 A. M. 8:00 A. M. 10:45 A. M. 1:15 P. M. 1.50 P. M. 4:30 P. M. 6:00 P. M. 11:30 P. M. Will not stop opposite Fair Grounds. " SPECIAL TRAIN TUESDAY, WEDNES DAY AID THURSDAY From Lincoln depot at 10 P. M. All Westbound Regular and Special Trains from Omaha from 8 A. M. up to and including the 1:50 P. M. train, will stop at Fair Grounds; Eastbound Trains from Lincoln will not stop at Fair Grounds and should be taken at Lincoln Depot. ' The Evidence Concrete Roada Reduce Tractive EUort t THIS means that substan tial savings in hauling, . in wear and tear on vehicles, in gasoline and tire expenditure, are effected on concrete roads.- Here's the Proof The Good Roads Buraaa of the California Automobile Association in cooperation with the Agricultural Encinoering Division of the University of California, has just completed an exhaustive series of testa on ail kinds of road surface. Concrete showed the lowest tractive) re sistance. The table below shows how concrete compares with two well known road surfaces water-bound macadam and the ordinary dirt road. Concrete offered about MavMJref the resistance of water bound macadam and the earth road re quired nearly tour ffanes) mora hanBoa effort than concrete, WEWEV Portland Cement for road Improvements insures a lasting lob. Reasonable in initial cnet the np keep is remarkably low. Smooth surfaces. No mud. No dust. Good 366 days a year. 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