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IN DIVORCE ACTION.
Chicago, Jan. 5. Mine. Amelita
M. Galli-Curci. noted soprano of
the Chicago Opera company, has
won a divorce from Luigi C Curci
after a short hearing before Judge
McDonald in superior court.
The proceedings were brought to
an early close when Curci, in a
statement filed with the court, with
drew his answer to his wife's suit.
The answer had accused her of in
fidelity. Judge McDonald indicated that
the decree would be granted the
singer on the grounds of infidelity.
MARCUS LOEW BUYS
" New York, Jan. 5. The purchase
of the Metro . Pictures corporation
by Marcus Leow is announced. The
deal marks the entrance of Mr.
Loew, who owns a chain of motion
picture and vaudeville houses
throughout the country, into the
- producing field. Hereafter he will
make most of the pictures shown
in his theaters. The' financial de
tails were not disclosed.
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ASTOR WILL PROVIDES FOR
EMPLOYES OF ESTATE.
New York, Jan. S. The will of
the Late Viscount (William Wal
dorf) Astor disposing f his Ainer
incan estate distributes $50,000
inionc the employes of the Astor
estate here and leaves the residuary
(o his son, John Jacob Astor. The
value of the estate is' not given.
Viscount Astor's New York
realtv holdings. alon.twere assessed
in 1916, for $00,000,000. These hold
ings were transferred in trust two
months before his death last October,
to his two sons, Waldorf, the pres
ent viscount, and John Jacob, both
residents of England.
Statement Clearing Grammer
False, Cole Tells Governor
At Hearing at Penitentiary
Two Convicts Disagree.
THINKS FOOTPADS KILLED
London, Out, Jan. 5. Ambrose
J. Small, millionaire theatrical mag
nate, who disappeared December 2,
was killed by footpad and his body
concealed !n a ravine at Toronto,
according to an opinion expressed
litre by E. W- M. Flock, his per
sonal solicitor. .
After it became known that Small
had received a check for $1,000,000
for bis interest in the Trans-Canada
' Theaters, Mr. Flock said, he
Was a marked man. He had depos
ited the check at Quebec just be
fore he disappeared, however.
Mr. Flock said he believed the
supposed slayers meant only to stun
Small with a blow on the head and
then rob him, but finding that they
had killed him, hid the body.
GRAMMER'S WIFE TURNS
AGAINST HER OWN KIN
Attorneys for Men Sentenced
To Electrocution Charge
Third Degree Methods Were
Used and Trial Was Unfair.
SWIFT'S YOUNGEST SON
TO LEARN PACKER BUSINESS.
Chicago, Jan. 5. William B. Swift
youngest son of Louis F. vSwift,
"president of Swift & Co., has gone
in his father's packing plant to learn
the meat, business. He starts in the
DEATH SENTENCE DOES
NOT AFFECT MURDERER.
' Ebensburg, Pa., Jan. S. George
C. Tompkim of Philadelphia, con
victed of murdering . Mr. and Mrs.
Edmund I. Humphries and their
son, Edmund, jr., near Carrolltown,
nearly three years ago, was sen
tenced to be electrocuted. Tomp
kins appeared unaffected when the
death sentence was pronounced.
Humphries, a wealthy coal oper
ator, and his wife and son were shot
to death itheir automobile near
Carrolltown July IS, 1917. Tompkins
was. convicted of first decree mur
der. He appealed and a new trial
was recently 'refused.
MOTHER OF. 12 GIVEN
DIVORCE AND $30,000.
Mexico, Mo., Jan. 5. Mrs. Rose
A. Stuart, who has been married 36
years and is the mother of 12 living
children, was granted a divorce and
$30,000 alimony by the circuit court
of Audrain county. iVi her petition
she stated that her husband was
worth about $50,000. Her bill, which
charged nonsupport, was not con
SIR EDGAR SPEYER
TO MAKE HOME IN U. S.
London, 'Jan. 5. Sir Edgar
Speyer,' multi-millionaire banker and
investor, has expatriated himself and
gone to America to live, according
' to Solly Joel, one of the world's
greatest financiars, who, in behalf
of Barhato Brothers, bought the
Speyer Brothers' huge interest in
the .London underground electric
railway, controlling London's tubes,
the price being estimated at many
. Sir Edfear became chairman of the
underground system in 1906 and re
signed in 1915 owing to the clamor
raised against him and his family,
he being a native of Germany. He
fvrntffstrH to Asnuith. then premier.
Against the charges of disloyalty and
treachery, but "asked him to accept
his resignation as privy councillor
and to revoke his baronetcy con
ferred upon him in 1906.
Asouith, replying, stated that the
king was not prepared to accede to
, this request. ; .' .
TO RUN SEVEN TIMES.
New York. Jan. b. "If I'm un
seated again, I'll run again, seven
t;mes anyhow, just as fast as my
district' will elect me' said Victor
Berger, re-elected to congress from
' the Fifth Wisconsin district, after
being unseated by the hotse of rep
resentatives, in, an address to an au
"dience. of 1,500 socialists :n Manhat
' PITTSBURGH BELLE
. AND HEIRESS ELOPES.
Pittsburgh, Jan. 5.-Miriain Vir
ginia 1 Iostetter;.18 years old, heiress
Ed famed as a beauty and athlete,
etfcped with Malcolm K. Smith of
, New Haven, to whose attentions her
parents had been opposed. The two
' were mar :icd in Toledo. They an
nounced ' their marriage in a teler
gram to the bride's parents, Mr. and
tfrs. Herbert D. Hostetter.
. Tle brute, who will share' with
Iter sister and two brother the huge
Hostetter , fortune, became ac
quainted with young Smith while at
tending a irjrl's school at Westover,
Loun., a aujurb of New Haven.
Lincoln, Jan. 5. (Special Tele
gram.) Allen V. Grammer and
A 'son Cole, sentenced to be electro
cuted January 16 for the murder of
Mrs. Lulu Vogt in 1917, for the first
time since their trial were unable to
agree on the murder facts at the
public hearing for clemency con
ducted by Governor McKelvie at the
The heading lasted all day and
Governor Mc.Kelvie stated that he
V'Ould take the testimony under ad
visement before making a decision.
He will leave Lincoln Tuesday and
a decision i? not expected before his
return Thursday at the earliest.
Grammer denied the statement by
Cole that he held undue influence
cA'er him because of an alleged for
gery committed by Cole in signing
Grammer' name to a note. Cole
tepudiated his second confession ex
Charge "Third Degree."
Attorneys Prince and Dobry and
Officer Hig'nley of St. Paul denied
that third degree methods had been
used in obtaining the original con
fessions of Cole and Grammer. This
feature was denied by Attorneys
Priest and Mutz, representing the
two men, and also by Cole himself.
When Cole was making his state
ment to the governor he said that on
he two c.av trio from Wisconsin
he was not permitted any food and
that in securing the confession in
the Paxton hotel, Omaha, Pinker-
on Detectives Hieley and Dobry
bung him by the thumbs,- took him
down, then assaulted him by knock
ing him down and that Highley
jumped upon him with his feet, caus
ing him to faint, after which he
agreed to s;gn anything they wrote
Grammars confesson was, ob
tained the next day at the Lincoln
hotel in Lincoln and his attorneys'
claim thai inhumane methods were
Leniency Big Question.
Governor McKelvie was insistent
in learning whether the men had
been promised leniency in case they
confessed. Both Attorneys Prince
and Dobrv denied . that they had.
While making . his statement Cole
dramatically turned to Governor
McKelvie and asked the governor
what reason a man would have in
pleading guilty if he had not been
promised something. Cole said both
Dobry and his own attorney, Judge
Wall, had promised him life impris
onment if he pleaded guilty. Dobry
let Cole's statement go unchal
Governor McKelvie asked the
Howard county attorneys to refrain
from using evidence, that had been
used in trials, saying the purpose of
this hearing was,, to determine the
fairness of the trial or uncover new
Attack Newspaper Stories.
Attorney Mutz said that Juror Ed
Francel said weeks before the trial
, -Ithat he would like to be on the jury
Small Crowd Greets Trail
Blazer For Aerial Mail;
Accident Delays One Ship
Pilot Walter J. Smith Will Remain in Omaha to Fly
To Chicago With First Mail Winsome Omaha
Miss Given as Reason for His Decision Airmen
Say Hangar Here Is Best in Country.
De Haviland plane No. 105; west
ern division, airmail service, circled
gracefully three times about Ak-Sar-Ben
landing field, then, with a sud
den swoop, swept, earthward and
landed without a jar. The time
was 4:39 p. 'in. yesterday.
A little group of men, who shiv
ered through the afternoon, wait
ing for its arrival, gave vent to a
lusty cheer. Walter J. Smith, pilot,
and Lan Nutter, observe, climbed
out with a nonchalant manner
Smith sauntered over to inspect the
newly-erected steel hangar. Nutter
asked for a cigaret. Waiting me
chanics trundled the great plane in
to the hangar.
First Plane Arrives.
This was the scene which marked
the arrival of the plane which
blazed the trail for air mail service
to Omaha from Chicago yesterday
The two men who arrived in plane
No. 105 had started from Chicago
at 8:30 a. m. Nutter piloted his own
plane as far as Iowa City, la. Here
it was found that the gas line on
Smith's plane was broken, and the
line from Nutter's plane was substituted-
The two planes reached
Iowa City at 11:20 o'clock. Smith's
plane continued the journey, with
Nutter as a passenger, at 2:19.
Although Smith's plane was not
loaded, adverse flying conditions
slowed its speed, and the journey
to Omaha was delayed. It was
dusk when the city's skyline was
sighted, but with the aid of a gi
gantic "T" laid out on the field
the aviators found, the landing field
without great difficulty.
Praise Omaha Hangar.
After an inspection of the new
hangar, Pilot Smith, who was in
the air mail service between Chi
cago and Cleveland, pronouhced
it the best in the United States. It
is large enough to accommodate the
largest planes in the service, he said,
even the new giant Martin planes,
which are to be used between Chi
cago and Omaha when regular ser
vice is started about February 1.
Pilot Nutter is to return to Chi
cago today to be in readiness to fly
the first mail-bearing plane to
Omaha on January 8. He is to fly
a new and more powerful type of
De Haviland plane on that date; The
plane which made the trip today is
equipped with a 400 horse-power
Liberty motor. The DeHaviland,
which will arrive on January 8, will
be equipped with two such engines,
and is said to be the fastest of its
type in this country.
Reason for Choice.
Pilot Smith will remain here to fly
his plane back to Chicago on Janu
ary 8, carrying mail, also. The
choice of who was to remain was
left entirely with the two pilots.
Smith chose to remain, and admit
ted there was a reason. Those who
know admit it is a good reason, for
Pilot Smith is engaged to wed Miss
Zita Nora Walsh of Omaha- This
was the reason the gas line of Nut
ter's plane was substituted for the
broken one of Smith's plane, ac
cording to Nutter. It was also the
reason why Smith circled Ak-Sar-Ben
field gracefully three times and
then executed the neatest landing
ever witnessed in Omaha, Nutter
Unfortunately the Omaha bride-to-be
had left for Pierre, S. D., be
fore the holidays and was not pres
ent to see these maneuvers. She
is expected Jo return before Janu
ary 8, however. In any event Pilot
Nutter is to fly into Omaha in the
most powerful plane in the service,
while Pilot Smith will leave for Chi
cago in his same little, old plane.
- Plan Big Welcome.
The welcome to be extended to
the first mail-bearing plane from
Chicago to Omaha on January 8,
will be as demonstrative as the welcome-plane
No. 105 yesterday aft
ernoon was undemonstrative, ac
cording to Harley G. Conant, who is
in charge of the ceremonies on that
There will be a number of noted
persons present, including Otto
Praegor, second assistant postmast
er general, and General Pershing.
There will be bands playing and
flags flying. Arrangements have
been made to secure a squad of men
from Camp Dodge, Iowa, to keep
the crowd off the field until the plane
has landed. January 8 will be a history-making
day in Omaha.
BANDIT MAKES BIG
HAUL IN SHADE
THREE MEN INJURED
I WHEN STREET CAR
OF POLICE STATION i AND AUTO COLLIDE
Man Returning Home From
Work Robbed of $280
snd that he would send the men to
the death t'iey deserved. Mutz ac
cused the Howard county news
pepers of inflaming the public mind,
which prompted Governor McKelvie
to- call on Editor J. F. Webster of
the St. Paul Phonograph to explain
a statement he printed a short time
ago that a number of mn said at a
sale in Howard county that if clem
ency : was given Cole and Grammer
tit take the law into their
own hands. Webster said he printed I
:t as a reliable report
In the natter of Cole s case At
torney Priest dwelt entirely on the
records of the trial court in both
Tudge Paine's instructions and the
report of the jury that "Cole was
found guiltv on his plea of guilty."
which is contrary to the statutory
provisions that in case of murder
evidence and testimony rflnst be
taken to determine the degree of the
crime. Prince said this was a mere
technicality and that the law was
Both Make Statements.
Cole and Grammer both made
lengthy statements. Grammer pro
tested his innocence and no motive
for the crime and closed by saying
that the. death penalty was unjust
Cole when questioned by the gov
ernor recited the entire circum
stances surrounding the "case, tally
ing largely with his former state
ments, aud saying that he had no
knowledge of committing the crime.
Several times throughout the
hearing AUorney Prince declared
of the tw:. but strod out for the
death peiiaUy for both of the boys.
Pleas for clemency fo the men
(Continued on Pose Two, Column four.)
John Hammers, Central hotel,
was. held up and robbed of $280 in
the alley just back of Central po
lice station at 6 last night by a
masked highwayman. No trace of
the bandit had been found by the
police up to 3 this morning.
Hammers told the police he was
on his way . home from work when
the robbery occurred. "I walked
north on Tenth street from Doug
las, as I had to go to Eleventh and
Dodge streets," Hammers said. ,"As
I passed the alley that runs back
of the police station and connects
Tenth and Eleventh streets, the rob
ber leaped out at me. He had a
handkerchief tied around the lower
part of his face and a cap pulled
down over his eyes. ,
"Just as he' said 'hands up the
6 o clock whistle blew. He took my
money from my pocket and started
to walk south on Tenth street.
'As he started away he called
back at me, 'Beat it home, now, or
I'll blow your head off.' "
Hammers said he had taken the
monev to work with him in the
morning, thinking he would be able
to deposit it during the afternoon
in a downtown bank. "We got busy
in the afternoon," he tojd the po
lice, "and I couldn't get away from
work until nearly 6."
Hammers said he was getting
used to being held up. as a year
ago he was robbed near the postof
fice of $425, a $300 diamond ring
and a gold watch by two masked
holdup men. i
Ex-German Chancellor Is
Asked to Leave City of Rome
Rome, Jan: 5. (Havas.) Prince
von Buelow, former German chan
cellor and recently seht to Italy, oi:
a diplomatic mission, has been in
forfned'that his presence in this city
was undesirable for the reason i;
could cause trouble for the Italian
government, according to newspa
pers here. As a result he will spend
the winter at Lucerne,. Switzerland.
Norris Demands Packers'
Names Who Profiteered
Washington, Jan. 5. The secre
tary of agriculture) was directed, un
der a resolution by Senator Norris.
rcDublican. cf Nebraska, adopted to-
that Grammer was the more guiltjdday, to report stotk yards operators
and live stock commission mer
chants who have been' charged, un
der the food control act. with seek
ing excessive fees ' ;
Barrage of Smoke on Viaduct
Said to Have Caused
Paul Haiikinhok, 2524 Adam
street; Walter Rupp, ' 4526 South
Twelfth street.-and Fratjk Orendorf,
4417 South Twenty-first street, wer.
catapulated from an automobile yes
terday afternoon at 4:30 when the
machine in which they were riding
collided with a Crosstown street car
on the O street viaduct. .
Rupp, who was driving the auto
mobile, sustained injuries to his head
and spine and his leg is said to have
been broken; Orendorf was badly
injured about the head, and Haken
holz escaped with slight bruises on
The me:i say that as they were
going east over the viaduct a pass
ing locomotive under the viaduct
threw out a barrage of smoke aim
steam and they were unable to see
the street car going west and knew
nothing of their danger until struck
by the car. The- men were ail
thrown from the machine and the
impact of the collision threw the au
tomobile around .end for end.
I The injured men were removed to
the aoutn tide police station where
they were given first aid treatment
by Police Surgeon Young, after
which hey were takeihome. Oren
dorf is said to be dangerously in
jured. The names of the conductor and
the motorman in charge of the col
liding car were not obtained. A
crowd of over 3,000 men and wo
men, packing house employes, gath
ered around the scene of the acci
dent. Allies to Ratify '
Peace Treaty With
1 Germany January 10
Paris, Jan. 5. The supreme coun
cil has tentatively set January 10
for the ratification of the treaty of
Versailles. The council's basis for
a settlement on the Scapa Flow
sinkings was handed over to Baron
Von Lersner today and it was an
nounced that an agreement had been
reached . with the German delega
tion. A acpa Flow reparations agree
ment was reached upon the allies
accepting a reduction of 125,000 tons
from 400,000 tons of naval material
originally demanded from Germany.
The allies were conciliatory and
fixed 275.000 tons as. final. To this
the German delegates agreed.
Representatives From 14
States of the Midwest
Consult in Chicago Over
DEMAND EQUALITY ON -NATIONAL
Urge "Fair Representation of
Women Delegates From Each
State" in the National
Convention in June.
Chairman Hays listed the fol
lowing four suggestions as a plat
form aim, at the conference of re
publican leaders in Chicago last
1.. Success of the party cam
paign. 2. Reduction of faxes and the
repeal of those that crush initia
tive. 3. Development of a better re
lation between capital and labor.
1. Make certain in the nation
an administration of law and order.
Chicago, Jan. 5. Republican
women from 14 states of the mid
west, conferring today on party
plans and issues for the 1920 presi
dential campaign, demanded equal
representation with the men on the
national committee of the party and
urged "a fair representation of
women delegates .from each state"
in the national convention in June.
Many of the women professed to
see an immediate endorsement of
their attitude in the speech which
Will H. Hays, chairman of the re
publican national committee, de
livered at a banquet tonight.
"The republican narty offers the
women everything we offer the
men," he said. "Republican women
come into the party not as women
but as voters, entitled to participate
and participating as other voters.
They are not to be separated or seg
regated but assimilated and amalga
mated." The women proposed that the
coming national convention "take
action . to double the membership"
of the national committee, "so that
each state be represented by one
man and one woman member." They
urged further - that this become
"policy- of the party in all party
committees, both state and loca!.'v
Adopt Suggested Planks.
The women adopted 10 suggested
planks for the republican platform.
These included recommendations
for "direct citizenship for women,
not citizenship through marriage,"
and laws making possible the natur
alization of married women.
The women also favored "national
and state legislation for the regu
lation and abolition of ild labor."
Another section asked states and
nation to establish the eight-hour
day and 44-hour week for women in
industry, with statutory' provision
for a day of rest each week. Per
manent establishment of the wom
en's bureau of the Department of
Labor, a national employment serv-
jce and equaropportunties for wom
en through the civil service were
Other planks were:
A new policy by the federal board
of vocational education "to insure
for women, equal opportunities with
men in trade and technical educa
tion." Want Women Mediators.
Appointment of women mediators
on all federal labor boards to deal
with industries employing women.
Compulsory education in. all
states for children between 6 and
16 years of age with provision for
"thorough education in . citizenship
of all our youth."
The women's 9tand on all these
questions was reflected in short
talks which several leaders made at
tonight's banquet. The affair was
given by the state central comm.it
tee in honor of Chairman Haas and
the chairman of the women's divi
sion of the national committee, Mrs.
John Glover Smith. Among the
rpeakers were Governor Lowden of
Illinois and Major General Wood.
Arranging for Convention.
There was a meeting today of
the committee in charge of arrange
ments for the natipnal convention
The two affairs attracted a big
(Continued on Page Two. Column Two.)
McAdooNotin Race for :
Presidency This Year
Washington. Jan. 5. William G.
McAdoo has decided not to enter
the race for the democratic nomin
ation for presidency, it is reported,
and will not attend the Jackson day
banquets where several booms afe
to be started on their way.
The former secretary of the
treasury, who is now in the south,
wilt not make any formal announce
ment of his decision, it is under
stood, but had made up' his mind
not to listen to anv call to enter
the race this year. He is not out of
politics permanently, however, and
may decide to try for the presi
dency in 1924
President Wilson Plans
For Democratic Dinner
Prominent Leaders of Party Have No Information
As to -Nature of Message and Speculation Rife as
To Whether "Greeting" Will Take Up Question of
Third Term or Outline Party-Policies.
U. S. AGENTS
Washington. Jan. 5. Announce
ment from the White House that
President Wilson plans to send "an
important word of greeting" to the
democratic dinner here on Jackson
day, January 8, aroused great in
terest among. democratic leaders ar
riving today to attend the love feast
and the quadrieiinial meeting of the
party's national committee, both of
which are to be held Thursday.
Prominent democrats said they
had no information as to the mes
sage of the president beyond the
brief announcement from the White
House, and there was wide specu
lation as to whether word of "greet
ing" would take up the question of
a third term or would outline the.
president's views on party policies.
The first delegations from the six
cities bidding for the party's nation
al convention arrived tonight in a
body of Kansas City boosters. .
Other Representatives Coming.
Gavin McNab of San Fraicisco,
also arrived today to prepare the
way for the delegation en route to
present the claims of the Pacific
coast cities. Representatives from
Chicago, Indianapolis, Cleveland and
Cincinnati, the other cities which
are expected to ask for the conven
tion, will reach Washington tomor
row or Wednesday.
The members of the national com
mittee already in Washington were
augmented during the day by Vice
Chairman J. Bruce Kromer of Mon
tana and Committeeman A. R.
Titlow, the new member from
Washington, succeeding Hugh C.
Wallace, now ambassador to France,
and A. F. Mullen ot Nebraska.
Committeeman Mullen announced'
that he 'would introduce a resolu
tion St the meeting Thursday of the
committee recommending to the na
tional convention that the two
thirds rule for making nominations
for president and vice ' president be
abrogated and thje majority plan be
Women Will Attend.
The committee arranging for the
Jackson day dinner announced to
night that the following members
of the associate women's demo
cratic national committee would at
tend the banquet:
Mrs. Pa:ie Ruffner Jacobs of Ala
bama, Miss Mary E. Fov of Cali
fornia, Miss Caroline Ruiuz Rees of
Connecticut Mrs. John K. Ottley
of Georgia, Mrs. Myra H.' Willson
of Illinois Mrs. Julia E. Landers of
Indiana, Mrs. A. W. Harris of
Kansas, Mrs. 'Frazier Bonnie pf
Kentucky. Mrs. William E. Pattan
gall of Maine, Mrs. Suean W. Fitz
gerald of Massachusetts, Dr. Emma
E. Bower of Michigan, Mrs. Peter
Oleson of Minnesota, Mrs. Dorothy
Branch Jackson of New Hampshire,
Mrs. John Sherwih Crosby of New
York Miss Mary Owert Graham of
North Carolina, Miss Maude Mur
ray Miller of Ohio, Mrs. D. A.
Dougal of Oklahoma, Mrs. W. O.
Cathcart of South Caro'ina, Mrs.
William Hickey of South Dakota,
Misfs Charles O. Williams of Ten
nessee and Mrs. Percy V. Penny
backTr of Texas.
Ten Large 'Automobiles ana
Two Army Transport Wa
gons, Used by New York
Officers in Mak'ing Arrests.
NEW YORK RAIDS PART
OF NATION-WIDE SWEEP
CONSUME DAY IN
GETTING JURY JO
TRY NETH AWAY
Real Estate Man Charged
With Conspiracy to Murder
Negro Has Trial of
IN CAPITAL AS
Brings Back Cheering News
To Colleagues Plan "
; Two-Ring Circus.
All day yesterday was consumed
i'. getting 12 men to hear the case of
C'aude L. Nethaway, Florence real
estate man, charged with conspiracy
to murder Will Brown, the negro
lynched the night of SepUmber 28.
- Attorney H. B. Fleharty, for Neth
away, inquired of every prospective
juror whether he remembered the
mysterious Heath " of Netla way's
wife in August, 1917 and the subse
quent conviction of a negro for her
Asks Another Judge.
Xethaway's first move yesterday
morning when brought up before
Presiding Judge Redick for trial was
to ask for a change of venue to some
other court. ,
He said he considered that Judge
Redick might be prejudiced against
him because he bad worked against
his election. ,
, Judge Redick s,aid ' he was quite
unaware of what" Mr. Nethaway's
political activities might have been
and that they would mak'no differ
ence whatever but he agreed to give
the case to another judge.
Assigned to - Sears.
Xethaway's trial was accordingly
assigned to District Judge Sears.
Strange is the coincidence that
it was Judge Sears -before whom
Charles Smith, a negro, was tried
twice in 1917 on the charge, of mur
dering Nethaway's wife,' Nettie
Nethaway, whose body was, found,
half buried, along the railroad track
near1 Florence,, August 26, 1917.
On his first trial - before Judge
Sears the- jury disagreed and was
discharged. . The seqond trial re-"j
suited in a conyiction of. the negro.
Judge Sears sentenced him to the
penitentiary for life.
It was reported that when Netha
way was indicted on the conspiracy
to murder charge after the court
house riot Smith wrote him a letter
saying that be had ' the cell right
next to his at the penitentiary, all
ready for Nethaway. -'
Admits Negro Hate.
Especially since the murder of his
wife, Nethaway has advertised his
hate for negroes. He conducts
real estate busines in Florence. His
letterhead bears the legend, "I rent
no Florence homes to Chinese. Jap
anese or negroes."
He has run for office several times,
but only received a handful of votes.
His latest attempt was for city com
missioner. He received less than SO
Armed Men Attack . ,
Party of Musicians
Dublin. Jm. 5. A partyof mu
sicians, motoring .from i)ungarvan
in Ardmort, County Waterford,
were attacktd by eight armed men.
who punctured the tires and petrel
tank of the machine with revolver
shots. The attacking party over
turned the al tomobile and forced the
musicians to walk home.
BY E. C. SNYDER
Staff Correspondent Omaha Ilee.
Washington, Jan. S. (Special TJ
eg;otn.) Following a two weeks
Christmas holiday, both senate an5
house resumed their sessions Mon
day, the entire Nebraska delegating
being present when ,the gavels fell
in the two branches. Representative
Andrews, who spent tlie recess in
the Fifth district, having returned to
Washington Sunday. Among the
leaders in both senate and house the
consensus was that the present ses
sion would run into the early fali
with brief recess to permit the mem
bers to attend the national party
conventions during the summer.
Representative Andrews said tha.
he found the sentiment in his dis
trict overwhelmingly republican with
here and there expressed interest in
having the treaty ratified with rese--vations
on the theory that it wouH
help the financial situation and allay
doubt and uncertainty. He said that
railway employes with whom he had
talked were in faVor of the strike
provisions of the house bill and
against the senate anti-strike provi
sions, but would be satisfied with
any fair measure that would not de
prive them of their tight of collec
tive bargaining. ,
Beach Is Mentioned," ,
"The district has not gof around
to talking about ' delegates to the
national republican convention," said
Mr. Andrews, "although I did hear
the name of Ex-Chairman Beach
mentioned as one of the probable
delegates at- large. There is corf
siderable Weod sentiment through
cut the state, but the Pershing boom
(Continued on Face Two, Column Fire.)
Nothing Tangible From
Discussion of Peace;
Congress Goes to Work
Washington, Jan. , 5. Congress
went to work immediately'' upon re
convening after its fortnight holi
day recess. '
Without foramlity, both senate
and house began disposition of bills
Qn their calendars and within an
hour or so both bodies resumed
their normal appearance of scant at
tendance during speech making.
Miscellaneous bills only we're con
sidered and a few of the less im
portant passed. The senate late in
the day started debate on the water
power development bills, considera
tion of which promised to continue
into next wek. . The Sterling sedi
tion bill went over until tomorrow.
There was only, perfunctory dis
cussion 'of the peace treaty in the
senate. ' Senator King, democrat,
Utah, presented formally his set of
compromise resolutions and 1nany
senators were engaged in private
conferences on the treaty situation,
but nothing tangible resulted.
Chief Flynn Expects as Im
portant Results From New.
Drive as Those on 33 Cities
Conducted Last Friday.
New York, Jan. 5 The sweeping
raids against ."reds" by federal
agents, which netted neary 700 pris
oners last Friday .night, were re--sumed
at 7:J0 tonight when 50 large
automobiles and two army transport
wagons left the local headquarters
of the Department of Justice to
round up communists and other se
dition mongers who escaped the
first dragnet. -
Chief Flynn announced later that
the New York raids were part of .
another nationwide sweep which he
expected to bring as important re- ,,
lifts as the raids on 33 cities con
ducted last Friday. -
Hunting "Big Game."
With the arrest on a deportation
warrant of Gregory . Weinstein,
"chief of staff" of soviet Russia's
"ambassador," L. C. A. K. Martens,
the Department of Justice announced
tonight it was hunting "big game"
in its effort to rid the country of the
most dangerous alien anarchists
plotting the overthrow of the gov-,
eminent by violence.
Rated as Tfotzky's "best friend"
here and a co-worker with him on
the Russian language radical paper,
Novy Mir, Weinsteiu's position in
the soviet bureau ranked .virtually
on a par with Martens, it wa
stated. - -
Victor Wolodin, former manager,,
of the Novy Mir, ami said to have
been another ' co-worker with Trot
zky, was swept into the govern-i
ment's drag net late today, and sent
to Ellis Tsland in the wake of Wein
stein. Neither of the ,: two men
wouM talk. v
Attempts to obtain release fro'it
Ellis Island of many of the radical
held there started today when at
torneys began applying for writs oi
habeas corpus in their behalf.
The federal agents and police
were armed with' 600 warrants, many
of which were issued, it was stated,
on information from reds already
The first person taken into
custody was Edward Elore, editor
of a Hungarian daily paper. He
was immediately sent to Ellis island.
The renewed raids revealed the
fact that there has been .a stampede
for cover on the part of the "reds"
who were not caught last Friday
night: Federal agents raided 25.
houses only to find that the major
ity of those they sought had gone
into hiding. f '
' Up to midnight less than 30 per-,
sons had been taken. Of these,
about 25 were held for further ex
amination. William J. Flynn. head
of the Department of Justice secrc.
service, said shortly before mid
night: . .
Radicals Were Supplied
With Money to Fight
, Washington. Jan. 5. The govern v
ment's campaign to rid the nation
cf more than 3,000 aliens, member .
of the communist and communist
labor parties arrested in recent raids,
promises to be a longr; drawn out
fight, Depar'emet of justice official
declared tonight. With the radicaU
fortified by .strong legal talent, ar.-l
a "slush fund" to finance their' op
position to deportation and the; im
migration service inadequately sup
plied either with the men or h -means
to handle the situation, the
help of congress v;as considered aV.
solutely necessary'by officials.
. Anthony Caminetti. commissioner
peneral of immigration, appeared be
fore the house appropriations com-,
mittee today with an appeal for
(Continued on. Pare Two, Column Three)
Haywood Surrenders '
To State's Attorney on
Charge of Syndicalism
Chicago, Jan. 5. William D. .(Big
Bill) Haywood, general secretary
of the I. W. W., released from u
Leavenworth Denitentiarv soni time.
Ago on bond, has surrendered- te
aiaie s morncy rtoyne to answer
to a charge of violating the ncv:
state law against sydicalism. -
Haywood and his lawyer wer '
accompanied by William B. Lloyd
millionaire "parlor socialist." hc
offered property vaiucd at $40,00C
for Haywood's bond. ,,
Bond was set at $10,000 and fur-
nished by Lloyd. . - - -
Haywood. had barn sought since.
New Year's eye. when Hoyne be
gan a roundup of suspected radicals. '
24 hours before the nationwide
"red" taids started
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