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THE OMAHA SUNDAY BEE! APRIt, 22. 1317.
GUILTY 18 VERDICT
AGAINST MEX SLAYER
Murderer of "Neil" Cross is
... Found Guilty by Jury in
MAY GET LIFE SENTENCE
"Guilty" was the verdict returned
by ivy b'fore Judge Sears, in crim
inal court, in case of Macario Feres
Romers, a "Mexican, 25 years old,
charge with the murder of Cornelius
E. Cross, a- special officer for the
Northwestern railroad. The statutes
provide life imprisonment. The state
had as1ed "for-the death penalty.
Romers was one of three Mexicans
surprised -by Officer Cross on the
night of January 21 while they were
in the act of robbing a freight car in
the Omaha, railroad yards. The offi
cer; though fatally wounded by a bul
let fired by -one of the robbers, re
turned the firet emptying his revolver
in the direction-oi the fleeing Mex
ican!. "Renters ' wa captured later,
three bullets being found in him. He
is still weak as a result of his wounds.
Pal Gets Twenty Years.
Julian Lopez Alias Julian Gonzalas.
one of the -alleged robbers, pleaded
guilty to a jfharge of second degree
murder several weeks "ago and was
sentenced to twenty years in the peni
Miguel Aguirre, the third member
of the trio,' who wai introduced by the
state as a. witness, will be tried later.
Aguirrt'a attorney objected to his
testimony ;being -taken; arguing that
it would: be a violation of his constitu
tional tights. Judge Sears sustained
the objection. He will be tried later
on a charge of murder.
Mrs.' Allan Cross, mother of the
rmirdered. officer, and James Cross, a
brother, were court' room spectators
during Vomers' trial.
Romers will he sentenced next week.
Some towns Reported
...As Being Unpatriotic
Unpatriotic pacifists in several
towns in 'the Omaha recruiting dis
trict are serious handicaps to travel
ing recruiting "parties for the army
and navy. - -
Failure to" get results in some of
these towns has materially slackened
the flow of recruits to. the main sta
tions here. As a result Omaha's mus
ter roll has "not increaesd during the
last two or three days as it did be
At Ogalalla, Neb, George E. Bar
rett, navy recruiter, found the paci
fist element so strong that after four
hours' work there he was forced "to
get out or g'et licked," according .tb
report made to Lieutenant Waddell.
Certain other towns are said to have ,
been equally unpatriotic whett visited
by army and navy recruiters.
Church to Give Concert
- For the Building Fund
The annual concert of the First
Swedish Baptist choir for the
benefit Of the, building fund Will be
herd -May 1 at the church, 618 North
Eighteenth street. The Soloists will
be Mis Thyra JohansOn, SopranOl
Miss Agnes Nelson, contralto; A. W.
Cederhulni, tenor; Theodore J. Nel
son, bass. Miss Anna Nelson will be
the director and Miss Esther Nelson
National Guard Finds Many
Recruits Old Campaigners
Late recruits in the National Guard
include two ex-service men, Nelson
O. Thompson. Kansas City, and Clar
ence W. Coffelt, .Brunswick hotel,
The former served in the regular
army in 190.1-06 and joined Company
A. Thompson was a Spanish war vol
unteer ft 1898 and also srfcrcd with
MAGNIFICENT NEW HOME OF NEBRASKA TELE
PHONE COMPANY General headquarters for several
states now under construction t Nineteenth and Douglas
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J -A4 -M i f ?t
nSnu 1: 11 1 I." II R A fin II
The new telephone exchange and
general office building which will be
erected at northwest corner of Nine
teenth and Douglas streets will repre
sent the "last word" in fireproof con
struction. . The structure will be steel
with reinforced concrete floors. Two
smoke-proof stairways will be safety
first features. These stairways have
been adopted in the east and have
been approved by prominent builders.
They are ertclostd towers, entrances
are on the outside of the building,
and yet they will he easily acces
sible from the inside in time of
This magnificent building will be
the realization of Sit ambition of
Casper E. Yost, president of the Ne
braska Telephone company. Mr.
Yost has beenudentified with the tele
phone interests nearly half a century
and his great dream has been to live
to see this building which will be
completed .within the next twelve
months. . .
Th btilldifit will be 132x132 feet
th First Minnesota Guard On the
Mexican border last year. He en
tered the machine gun company here.
Caryl Pic6tt, 21, Walthlll, an In
dian, descendant of Chief Logan Fon
tenell and brother of Pierre Picotte,
Whet enlisted recently, also joined the
machine gun company ot the local
Flo'yd A. Stratton, Panama, Neb..
a fourth cbtisin of General Grant of
civil war fame, joined Company A.
Harry -Twiford, Omaha, was an
other Company A rtcruit. He Said
he was born on a circus train in Ne
braska, his parents having been performers.
and will be 252 feet front sidewalk
to top of cornice, making it the tallest
structure in Omaha. The total in
vestment will be $1,000,000 for site
Caisson supports will be Sunk to 1
depth of ninety feet. The roof will
offer and attractive view of Omaha.
Part of the roof will be used as rest
and sun room for1 the Operators.
Accommodations will be provided
for general headquarters of the Bell
telephone companies in Nebraska,
Iowa, .Minnesota and North and
Sooth Dakota. Douglas and Tyler
exchanges will occupy floors and toll
lines will be assigned to space.
The facing of the building on first
anrl second floors will be Bedford
limestones on granite base, and brick
with stone trimmings to upper stories
which will be faced with light gray
A. S. RoRers, general engineer of
the telephone company, anrl George
B. Prinz, architect, have eharge of
plans and construction
State Laundrymen's Head
H. A. Jacobberger of Omaha has
been re-elected president of the Ne
braska Laundry Owners' association.
The state convention has closed its
R. E. Segur of Omaha was made
first vice president; J. A. Westling,
Faiibury, second vice president, and
A. E. Evans of Lincoln, secretary
treasurer. The officers, together with
C. C. Quiggle of Lincoln, constitute
the board of directors.
Bee Want Ads Produce Results.
Price Advances $30 April 25th
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t-JERE is another Dort innovation
11 the Sedanet It fills t need not
heretofore satisfied in enclosed or open
The Sedanet it smart, handsome and as comfortable
as a limousine for winter driving. The plate glate
windows and Side panels are quickly removable,
making an equally fine open car for Summer, Quick
acting storm curtains are conveniently placed for use
Each top is built and fitted individually to the body
of the car in out own shops, The finish throughout
is beautiful, the construction Solid and substantial-
different! in short, from the ordinary "wane top.
The Sedanet is bnilt on the famous Dort chassis
"The Quality Goes Clear Through
T002ER-GER3PACHER MOTOR CO.
2211-13 Fafnam St., Omaha, Nb. . -
- DORT MOTOR CAR COMPANY, Flint. Mleh
Name Red Cross Worker)
To Help Fighting Folks
To aid dependent families of sol
diers, the Omaha Red Cross chapter
has named a committee headed by
Mr. C. M. Wilhelm and Mrs. Frank
W. Judson. These women will be as
sisted by Mesdames V. R. McKcrit,
Wilson Low. S. S. Caldwell, J. E.
Summers and W. T. Page. One case
has already been referred to this
Mrs. J. T. Stewart, 2d, will head
the committee for supplies for fight
ing men and H. M. Rogers that of
warehouse and shipping. .
Mrs. Harvey Newbranch of the gen
eral service staff of the National
League for Woman Service today sn
nounces her staff will include Mrs.
Edward Porter Peck, Mrs. Frank H.
Myers, Mrs. T. R. Rutledge and Mrs.
R. M. Jones.
A new class, which will begin in
struction in surgical dressings Imme
diately, upon the return of Miss Nel
lie Calvin from Chicagd within S
week, includes Mesdames George
Voss, M. T. Barlow, Clement Chase,
J. E. Summers. Harold Geiger, W. W.
Waddell, W. T. Page, John Trinder,
J. A. Tancock, E. L. Bridges, C. A.
Hull, Ben Wood, jr., and Missel
Kalherine Thutnftiel, Sidney Slebbins,
Elieabeth Reed, Mary Megcath, Ger
trude Metz, Helene Bixby. Mary
Furay, ' Mary Richardson, Caroline
Barkalow Snd May Davit of the
Nurses' Official Registry.
U. S. Marshal Here Told
TorWarn Alien Enemies
United Stated Marshal Flynn has
received from Attorney General Greg
ory instructions as to the treatment
of alien enemies. Those found with
certain forbidden articles - in their
possession after April 24 will be arrested.
Alien enemies residing within one-
half mile of a fort, camp, arsenal, air
craft station, government or naval
vessel, navy yard, factory or work-J
snop lor tne manuiacture ot muni
tions of war or of any products for
the use of the army or navy, shall be
reauired to remove therefrom before
June 1, 1917; provided) however, that
any alien nemy who prior to June
1, 1S17, comes witmn tne purview ot
regulation 12 of the president's proc
lamation shall be required to remove
at once and shall be subject to sum
Any alien enemy wno tans to re
move prior to June 1, 1917, shall be
summarily arrested. Alien enemies
who do not reside within one-half
mile of the nlaces above referred to
and who come within one-half mile
of said places will do so at their own
risk and may be summarily arrested.
Permits mav be issued to persons
to continue to reside within the for
bidden area tinder certain conditions,
Greeley Will Increase
Potato and Onion Acreage
Greeley, Colo., April 21. (Special)
Instead of 16,000 acres, si plsnted
last year, the Greeley district this year
will devote approximately 20,000 Seres
to potatoes this spring, according to
estimates made by men in touch with
Flowingl Always men Have delighted in
the beauty of smooth and constant motion, for
mote than most things it satisfies the sense of
the perfect. Added to the -steady, flowing
Dower of the eooch-makiiie Twin-six engine
the best of the artraftsmanship of the modern
world has been called to contribute to the
Packard's body design and finish that it may
have beauty two-fold. 1? There are twenty and more
Packard body styles to choose from. Prices, open cars,
three, thousand fifty dollars and thirty-five hundred dollars,
at Detroit. X H See the Orr Motor Sales Co., Fortieth
and Farnum Sts., Omaha also Lincoln and Sioux City.'
man who owns one.1
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Cut Needless Veterinary Costs
Out of Your Hauling Chargej?
Use Smith Form-a-Truck
FIGURE up how many times you have to call in a"veterinarianV
during the year. The money you pay out for sick horses, ther
value of the time they are out of service,, will in many cases pay the
cost of a Smith Form-a-Truck.
Minimize your equipment with
Smith Form-a-Truck you can easily for
get necessity for preparing for los9 ot
X service. For Smith Form-a-Truck is
fUxTl aiway rea(y t0 lts work without
attennon- witnoui cost 10 you outer
than actual operating charges.
Works Every WorkingHour
You can drive vour Smith-Fofm-a-
Truck evexy working hour of the day
fully loadea three to four times as fast
at you can drive horses and bo certain
of steady? uninterrupted service. This
means every working hour is earning
money for you.
$8 in Four Years
Over 10.000 Smith Form--Truck
users in 40) lines of business are show-'
in'g us cost records which average less
than 8 cents a ton mile. This wonder
fully low cost cannot be approached by
any other form of delivery or hauling
30,000 the Demand
30,000 Smith Fotm-a-Truck for this
"year is the nunimum demand of the
live, aggressive business men who rea
lize the real meaning of this new era
transportation. You can assure your
self of satisfactory delivery only it you
Act fjuiclcly avoid disappointment gat demonstration e how real money
can be put into your pocket that you art now spending needlessly lot horses,
HENRY & COMPANY
1529-31-33 N. 16th St. Omaha. Phena Webitar 337.
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