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
''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
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."
ASKS NEGRO BE
(Continued From Page One.)
Quintet Sings Along Omaha Commission Row
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
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
"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.
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
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.
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
Mrs. Badgerow asked permission to
tell the jury how her sister was
tied wlfen she viewed the body the
"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
(Continued From Fsge One.)
Omaha Men Called to
George A. Parks, ,
James P. McCabef .
Emll F. Munidt,
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
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
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,
Jo George Solcxyk,
George O. Wright
Thomas p. Green.
Harry J. Gutlfoyla,
Joseph N. Bush,
Oscar L. Ifalverson,
Balaslawas JanukenasH?. E. Morrison.
Edward McGlmrsey, John J. Reumplng,
W. M. Wandberg,
W. L. Harris,
James Rollins. '
Arthur D. Madsen,
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,
John Laccan. l
Louis Cass n, - V
. 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
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"There's a Reason" 'for Grape-Nuts
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. FOR REGISTRATION
Questions Bothering Some Are
Answered by Mrs Bax
ter, the Publicity
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
"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.
Last Times Today
Miss Robinson Crusoe
Thurs.' GAIL KANE
HER HAT'S IN THE RING
"Golden Rule Kate"
A Femsda Gun Fighter It
Mor Deadly Than a Man
Tathe Newt Weekly
Last Timet Today
OMAHA VS. ST. JOSEPH
September 3 345
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
OMAHA'S POPULAR THEATER
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."
I DR. McK.ENNEY Says:
good looks when your teeth
Heaviest Bridie I Best Silver FU1-
Work, per tooth, I tags
worth $15 to $25,
$5, $8, $10
We please you or refund your tnaner.
14th and Farnam 1324 Farnam St.
' Phone Doug tat 2872.
Best 22-k Cold
Dorothy Shoemaker, Harry Mtntura
W. M. Mortimer, Director
ALL THIS WEEK
Matinee Today 2:30
Edward Sheldon' Novelty Drama.
SEATS NOW ON SALE
tagst 25c-3Sc-SOc-75c Boxes, $1.00.
Mat. i Sun.. Wed
"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
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
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."
Sunday and Monday
Sept. ana 10
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.
SEPTEMBER 3-8, 1917
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.
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. '
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,
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.
Pee the Dewey Dealer and ask him for
Bulletin on Concrete Roads.
Look for tho
The quality, of any malted
muk depends chief
ly on the manner
in which the malt
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of 44 years' con
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