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THE BEE: OMAHA, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1917.
SUICIDE THEORY SCOUTED IN LAST DAY DODDER CASE Intimate Relations Between Undertaker and Mrs. Moran Are Pointed at With Grave Suspicion. That Edward L. Dodder was mur dered and was not a suicide, was the contention of Attorney Churchill in the plaintiff s final argument to the jury in the Dodder insurance case yes terday. Mrs. Loretta Moran of pniaha and Minneapolis, a hair dresser, who tes tified to the relations between herself and Dodder Tuesday, was pointed at with grave suspicion by Attorney Churchill in his review of the evi dence. "If she were on rfrial for his murder we need not offer in evidence more than her own statements," he said. Where need wc Ro.for a better motive?" he demanded. "In the note dated January 4, 8 p. m.. the endearing term, 'My only sweetheart." has disappeared. Dod der wrote that, when he thought the Moran woman was going to remain in Minneapolis. She did not remain in Minneapolis. She testified that the letter induced her to come back to Omaha. She received it January 3 in Minneapolis, about noon. She could have arrived in Omaha by the morning of the 4th. It was on the night of that fatal day when Dodder was found shot to death in his coupe. Sent Letters Back. "The letter which Mrs. MOran re ceived, as she says, in Minneapolis , the morning of January 5 was ad ! dressed to her bv Dodder at her Oma N ha residence. Why did he address it to her in Omaha when she says she was in Minneapolis, where the letter of January 2 was sent by Dodder? 'This letter addressed to the Moran woman in Omaha contained an in surance policy and $150 in bills. It was not headed by My Only Sweet heart.' It read: 'My Dear friend I return those letters I promised to. This ends it all. You will under stand.' , , "Where do we need to go for a better motive?" ' Attorney Churchill rehearsed the evidence in regard to the revolver shot which killed Dodder. A piece of nog s kin was displayed to the jury. A .38 caliber long had been fired tnto the skin, which was blackened with pow der marks. Witnesses testified that no powder marks were visible around the wound in Dodder' forehead. To Jury Today. Witnesses also testified that no mark, hole of sign of the passage of a bullet of any kind could be found in the dosed coupe in which the body was found. The car wa aecurely closed and the lights were turned out when the body was found inside. Some bits of weed were found tn the bipod on the floor of the car, De tectives dug up bullet in the road n:arthe cat,, some time ' after the shooting .Thevotver found at the dead man jfeei htd -no blood spat tered on it4.-.t.i: H . Italian Armored y Motors Hold the (Bridges for .Troops CenUnut From lint f0 1 lieutenant and the German car were captured and brought back. Held for 32 Hour. At the Sacile bridge, the cars had orders to hold for three hours, but ,k..r hfA fnr X2 hour. At Santa Lucia the commander ordered one of i.;. mn-hirifi in advance asainit an enemy patrol, which was dangerously near. X he car was rusnea rorwaru, sweeping the enemy from its double turrents. but when this mission was accomplished and the car was turned i,artr it fnnnrl that the hridsre was on- fire! The only way wis to cross (5 hiirnincr hridsre. The ears was steered straight over the smoking structure while the burning clanks creaked under Ks huge weight. It crossed safely and is one of the cars brought back. . . ' Ammunition Kmhauxted. The ammunition of one of the other cars was exhausted after it had fired 30 rounds. Each quick firer has a The commander and' his men, are receiving; congratulations for the ef fectiveness of their resistance in the far nf tti rncmv anH ttirir rnmnlrl success in bringing the rear guards tcross and burning the bridges be- Tiina mem. BERLIN FRIENDLY TO PEAGEMANIFESTO Newspapers Raise Question Whether Bolsheviki Will Re tain Power and Socialists Approve the Offer. Berlin, Tuesday. Nov. 13 (Via Lon don, Nov. 14). The Berlin press gen erally gives a friendly reception to the peace manifesto of the Russian Maxi malists. The Vorwaerts, the socialist organ, and the Germania, the Catho lic organ, each raises the question whether the Bolsheviki will retain the power. The question as to whether the bel ligerents are ready for a three months' armistice for the purpose of discuss ing peace, the Vorwaerts says, can be answered by the German govern ment only affirmatively, declaring at the same time that it does not intend to annex or consent to annexation at Germany's cost. Whatever Germany has to say concerning annexations, it adds, is contained in the Reichstag res olution of July 19 and in the German reply to the pope. The Vorwaerts continues: Recognize Bolsheviki. "German socialists do not accept all the theories of the Bolsheviki, but recognizes them as socialists and com rades. Therefore, they gladly record the Bolsheviki offer as worthy of so cialism and most promising." A temporary cessation of hostilities between Russia and the central pow ers, the Germania says, would bring peace nearer. It adds that Germany and Austria-Hungary would promptly agree to a limited armistice as pro posed, and that Russia's allies could not escape the ettects ot sucn a step. Difficulties in Way. The difficulties of arranging such an armistice are pointed out by the National Zeitung, which asks how an armistice would be interpreted. It also asks what Great Britain will ex pect should the war be halted. )Vhile the allied blockade of Germany would be raised, the Zeitung objects to such a procedure on the ground that Eng and could calmly restock itself while Germany would not enjoy any benefits, adding: "For who would supply Germany; the overseas countries yet neutral would count for little." German Socialists Approve. Amsterdam, Nov. 14. The German independent socialists, according to the Berlin Tageblatt, publish in the Volks Zeitung of Lepsig a manifesto calling upon the socialist proletariat In Germany to respond to the Rus sian peace offer as made by the Maxi malist government in Petrograd. The manifesto suggests that meetings be held everywhere in favor of a gen eral armistice for the purpose of ob taining a peace without annexations. Bulgarians Demand Lower Danube. Amsterdam, Nov. 14. Aroused ap parently by the Maximalist peace of fer, the Mir, of Sofia, organ of the Bulgarian national party, says that the Bulgarians cannot permit them selves to be troubled by the declara tions of Russian illusionists or the Dutch-Scandinavian committee. It adds: ' V "Bulgarians are completely unani mous . that Bulgaria's future im periously demands the possession of Dobrujda to the mouth of the Danube river." German Exchange Value Drops More Than One-Half in Holland New York. Nov. 14. Wall street bankers have received cable advices stating that the exchange value of the German mark in the Holland and Switzerland markets has recently dropped to the equivalent -of about lU'i cents, the mint valuation ot one German mark is 23.8 cents. Last March, when German exchange was last traded in on the New York mar ket,'4 marks were quoted "at 69 cents, or about 17 cents a mark. CASE AGAINST SMITH READY FOR ARGUMENT Testimony Concluded in Trial Wherein Colored Man Is Charged With Murder of Mrs. Nethaway. in The introduction of testimony the case on triI in district court, in which Charles Smith, colored, is charged with the murder of Mrs. C. L. Nethaway, was concluded yester day, and this morning the attorneys will begin their arguments. It was brought out in the testimony that Smith was seen standing in the mid dle of the railroad track, a half mile north of the Nethaway house, when the northbound freight, from which lie was taken to Blair, went through the south cut Sunday afternoon after the murder. This was testified to by the fireman, Clarence Neifert. Neifert said that Smith was stand ing a little north of the end of the cut where there were trees running down to the railroad right-of-way. Tuesday Herdina,n testified that Smith came down to the Nethawav house from the woods on t!if! shelf or plateau above the south cut where Mrs. Nethaway's body was found. After drinking at Ilerdman's well, he went north on the railroad track, to ward the place where he caught the train. Myron L. Learned testified that he met Nethaway at 3 o clock in the aft ernoon on the day of the murder and took him with him to look at a piece of land. He brought Nethaway back to Briggs station at about 3:45. At about 4 o'clock Nethaway arrived at his home in search of his wife who bad failed to meet him at Briggs sta tion at 3 o clock to go with him to ook at the Learned property. Found Glove and Purse. Mrs. Nethaway's glove and purse were found near her body ny ner sister, Mrs. Cashel. Her beads were found strewn along the railway track. Witnesses Tuesday testified to find ing her handkerchief, her hat and er switch, which had evidently been torn from her hair when her at was scraped off. These were in the weeds leading from the railway track up to the shelf where the mur der was committi. M. O Cunningham said he drove War Savings Stamps to Be Popular Xmas Gift Washington, Nov. 14 Newly ap pointed state directors of the war savings movement at their first con ference tomorrow with treasury of ficials will formulate plans by which they expect to make war savings certificates or stamps the most popular Christmas gut throughout the entire country. It is planned to conduct an intensive campaign in every state, beginning; with the holi day season, from which the govern ment hopes to reap loans aggregat ing 12,000,000,000 within a year. The campaign will open formally December 3. President Will Appeal to Labor To Defer Strike (Continued Fran Tnt Fat.) - measures to operate the railways, and 1 have so much confidence that the men you are dealing with will ap preciate the patriotic motives under lying your efforts that I shall look for- ward -with assurance to your success. "Cordially and sincerely yours, "WOODROW WILSON." , Will Confer November 26. Arrangements have been made for the chiefs of the four railway brother- nooas 10 see rresiaent wnson on Monday, November 26, in connection with the workers' proposals for wage increases for conductors and brakemen on all the railroads of the ! country. Chairman Chambers, of the federal board of mediation and counciliation, returned today from Cleveland, where he conferred with the brotherhood chiefs regarding the wage increases demanded by the men. The new de mands, the railway managements say, will amount to $109,000,000 a year and are more serious than the eight- hour demand of a year ago, . which threatened to tie up the" country's railway systems. ,.. . The White House conference will consider the arbitration features of an agreement proposed in Cleveland . Thursday by Judge Chambers. It is understood that the labor executives are unwilling to commit their or ganizations unconditionally to arbi- , tration, but an adjustment is hoped ior -which win at least lor xne dura tion of the war. prevent any interrup tion m rsuiroaa transportation . 'In most cases of Dyspepsia Coffee Does Not Agree" says a Mil known authority Many who use cof feenot knowing that it aggravates stomach troubles could still enjoy a delicious hot table beverage and es cape coffee's effects by a change to the wholesome, pure cereal drink POSTUM "There's & Reason' PAINLEVE MINISTRY FALLS FROM POWER Defeated by Direct Vote Be cause of Blunders in Bolo Pasha and Daudet-Mal-vey Affairi. Paris, Nov. 13. The Painleve min istry was defeated by a direct vote in the Chamber of Deputies today and later resigned. This is the first time such action has been taken by the chamber since the beginning of the war, as up to the present it has been a point of honor with many deputies not to vote against the government, but to express criticism by abstaining from recording their votes. Strong dissatisfaction with the gov ernment's handling of the Bolo Pasha affair is believed to be the motive which changed the passive discontent to active opposition. Two other things thought to have had a part in the downfall of the Painleve cabinet were the premier's statement exoner ating M. Malvy, former minister of the interior, and the fiasco attending the prosecution of L'Action Fran caisc, edited by Leon Daudet, the ac cuser of M. Malvy. The ministerial crisis came on the eve of the interallied conference, and every effort will be made to settle it quickly. President Poincare will be gin consultations with political lead ers tomorrow morning. WAR DECLARED ON RETAIL COAL MEN FOR HIGH PRICES (Continued From Flnt race.) Such coal may be placed on the market by jobbers and wholesalers at its cost to them, plus the usual job ber's commission. The jobber or wholesaler, however, must comply with the following requirements: f 1. He must establish to the satis faction of the fuel administrator of the state in which he desires to sell the coal that his contract is bona fide and enforceable, and made prior to the date of the president's order. 2. He must give proof of the amount of coal still unsold under his contract, and state the names, ad dresses and occupation of the persons to whom he proposes to sell. 3. The state administrator shall, however, have the right to specify the persons to whom the coal must be sold and the jobbers must undertake to sell the coal to such persons and in such amounts as the state ad ministrator may designate. 4. The price at which the coal shall be sold shall not exceed the contract price plus the amount of the jobber s commission as fixed in the president's order. 5. If the contract is not proved to be bona fide and enforceable, the coal may not be sold in excess of the price fixed in the president's order, plus the jobber s commission. along the Calhoun road shortly after Mrs. Nethaway's body had been found and saw two men walking a mile down the track, talking together. He said he found two paths or rather the tracks of two persons walking separately and evidently not together from the direction of the Nethaway home, over the top of the hill and down to where the body lay. One track led out to where a witness picked up the knife that had been thrown away and the blade separated from the handle when it hit a tree. Bp Berg Suits Me The Finest Ready-to -Wear 4 Clothes A "Suits and Overcoats" "Good Cloth Ara Part ef Successful Career" i. liAnd, As Usual. Wa Ara There with the finest assortment of styles and values shown in Omaha. All the sea son's finer creations that are faultlessly correct in every de tail. New effects that are bound to interest those who are look ing for Ral Class in their clothes. Not a few styles, but hundreds of ex clusive models For Young Men. For Middle Aged Men. For older men. Every one the last word in style, and the cream of the best Prices Range From $18, 20, 2250 and up to 60 AN EXTENSIVE SHOWING of tha Season's Best in High-Grade Hats and Caps Hat., $3.00 to $10.00 Caps, SI. OO to 92.50 1415 Farnam Street. THOMPSON.BELDEN - CO. f5"- tfhe fashion Center fir Womet3 The Store for Blouses A Fabric Showing Surpassing All Other Previous Displays Belding's satin de chine in twenty-five colors, 36 inches wide, $2.25 a yard. Belding's fancy silks, in ex tensive assortments of new stripes. Qualities that are dependable. New coatings in Bolivia, velour, gunny burl at $2.50 to $5. Featuring Tailored Styles of New Blouses Shqwn Thursday for the First Time Khaki Yarn Large New Lot Just in Linan Section. All-Steel Train to FLORIDA Attractive Lace Scarfs at Special Prices Thursday Made of cotton filet and cluny laces, the designs being the same as in the real hand made laces: Size 18x45, $1.75 and $2.25. Size 18x54, $2 and $2.50. Linen Section Sorosis Footwear Favored by well-dressed wo men everywhere. In Sorosis style and quality blend. They wear well, look good and give general satisfac tion. Street and Dress Boots, in all col ors and leathers, $8 to $15 We make this display at the present time to meet the de mands for serviceable tailored blouses for the winter season. Styles that will appeal to wall dressed women. Two fine styles of dimity blouses, both tailored, one with combination high and low neck, the other with high stock collar, both $3.50. A wash satin blouse with wide revers, tailored French cuffs and pearl buttons. In white, flesh, canary, green, reseda, taupe, brown, navy, black, ma rine. A very special value for $6.50 A one-button tailored blouse of "pussy willow" silk. A rich, lovely design. The long collar slopes into graceful revers, making a distinctive appear ance. One of the best shown, $10.50. A tailored blouse of crepe me teor, has a high hemstitched col lar; a double plaited front, set off by twelve pearl buttons. The front plaiting is carried out in the cuffs, shown in white, flesh and gray. Priced, $25. Maids' Aprons' Bib aprons, long or med ium length, plain and trimmed styles. Very at tractive and serviceable, 50c to $1.50. Short bib aprons, round, oblong or diamond shapes, plain styles and dainty lace and embroidery trim med effects, 50c to $1.25. Aprons without bib, fit ted and gathered styles, plain or trimmed, all lengths ; all prices. Maid's caps, 25c, 35c, 40c. Toilet Requisite Wild root shampoo soap, 15c a cake. Nail files, 10c. Emery boards,' 10c a doz. Serviceable Hose Black ribbed lisle hose, splen did for gym wear, 29c and 39c. Flare top cotton hose, with double soles, 50c. Silk lisle, flare top hose, double soles, 75c. The Mens Shop Smart Cravats For particular men, a selection is easy. They are all so good looking that half dozen pur chases will not be amiss. Neat, conservative effects, all plain shades, besides plenty of large figures and stripes. Pure silk knit ties are in vogue. Prices range from 50c to $3. Stylish Gloves Gauntlets in black and tan; made with a strap and, wide wrist for driving wear. Street gloves, capes and mochas. Familiar makes. Fowne's, Per rin's, Lucas and Kennedy, $1.50 to $3.50. New Hose Accordion and cross stripes, in pure silk. Mahogany and crash with black clocks. Wood brown and Cordovan. New shades. Interwoven, 35c to $1.50. Wayne Knit, 25c to $2. ., Onyx and McCaJlum, to $3 Make your selections now for the holidays. 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