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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Jan. 26, 1921)
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At Murder Trial
Bride Who Was Killed
Arid Man Who StfotHa
Interest Displayed Ly Mrs.
Peete in "Action of Quick
Lime on Dead Bodies"
Mentioned by Witnesses.
! Los Angeles, Jan. 25. An alleged
interest the defendant to6k"tn "the
action of quick lime pn dead bodies"
was mentioned in the testimony of
! two. witnesses called by the prose
; fiition today in the trialof Mrs.
i J.ouise L. I'eete, charged 'with the
murder of Jacob Charles Denton,
wealthy mining promoter.
They were Floyd Baxter, nephew
of Denton, and Kaxtcr's brother-in-law,
Baxter testified that after the dis;
" appearance of his uncle June 1, last"
i he and Aument called at the Dc,n
:" ton home, where Mrs. I'eete was a
t tenant, to inquire whether she had
$ heard from their relative. '
? "Aument and I were assured by
f Mrs. Peete that Mr. Denton was 'all
li right.' " She said, she did not know
J1 where he was, but had been in coni-
ri munication with him. Aument said
i to her: "I don't know "Whether he
,:! 'is atl right. Maybe he 'has been
! murdered in the hills and his body
" iestroycd with quick lime," Baxter
snid on the stand. ,
I "The mention of, quick lime," coti-
i tinucd the witness, "brought Mrs.
i I'eete out of. her chair in a flash.
F She said: 'Quick lime what will
t that do?' She insisted Aument give
her all the information he had on
quick lime, which he did."
Death Penalty to Be
i Asked for Wife Slayer
(Continued from F-ae One.) '
: between sobs, she tried to tell the
I story of her sister's life with Berton.
"We were young, innocent girls
down home in Little Rocf she said.
. Her eyes gleamed as . her mind
. ; strayed back to the days at home.
"Berton was playing with a com
tany there. He's an ator, you
; "He met. Jeannette " .and th
' sound of her dead sister's name broke
;, her composure and she broke down
again, her shoulders shaking con
vulsively. " Lived in Kansas City.
"They met and sister fell in Jove
with , him. , lie took her to Kansas
City after they were married.
' "Oh, she was so happy, there. She
. wrote me to come .down and visit
; them and I did."
f Then, hardly able to constrain her
i self longer, the girl, who is, but 18,
I rehearsed a Story of abuse; which
followed her :rrival at her sister's
f- home in Kansas City.
They came to Omaha, and she
; with them.
i "There never was"' any talk of
s idouble cross," sh declared.
f Berton told the detectives hfi shot
;.' his wife because he had heard she
; was going to donble cross iim.
Wanted For Forgery. .
By the double cross; he 'meant,
according to the sister, that he was
f afraid the girls would reveal to Kan
j sas City officers where he was, for
he is wanted in the Missouri city
on forgery charges.
J "No, there was never anv talk of
? double cross," the girl continued.
He was just teaious. Me was
Califoriiian Clamps Vice-Like
Grip Around Head of Chal
lenger and Retains Title
. After Hard Bout.'
Pratt may also be wanted; in Kan;
sas City and have sent their photo
graphs to the officers down there.
During the night, Berton asked.
Detective Toland if Nebraska has
When told that it has, he asked:
"Do they hang 'em or electrocute
"Electrocution," he was told.'
"Aw, I can stand that, I guess,"
he said. y
Acting Chief of Detectives'
Pszanowski declared he would en
deavor to get the county attorney to
push first degree murder charges
against Berton. .
The chief declaras he is satisfied
the shooting was premeditated. v
Railroad Contractor of
Kansas City Dies at Home
Garden City, N. Y.. Jan. 25. Wil
linin Kenefick of Kansas City, Mo.,
president of the Missouri, Oklahoma
&'Gulf railway, and widely known
as a railroad contractor and builder,
died, here todajy-He was born -in
Ireland 63 years ago.
New York. Jan. 25. Ed (Strang
ler) Lewis of San Jose;, Cal., success-
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lUliy oeienaea nis vjoria s neavy
weieht catch-as-catch-can wrestling
t .1 T- t " I
title Monday by tnrow.ing r.an iaa
dock", a former champion, in one
hour and 34 minutes. Iwis won with
a combined head and hip lock,
- The winninar fall came as a drama
tic climax to one ot trie most terrinc
mat struggles seen in the east. Cad
dock appeared winner, up to the last
minute. " ,
After an hour and a half Caddock
gained a punishing toJ-hold and for
one minute and ten seconds he strug
gled to force down Levis' shoulders.
The champion in his agony beat the
floor with his fists antl cried aloud,
but his voice was drowned in the up
roar for Caddock, whoiwas a tremen
dous favorite with the 10,000 specta-;
Twice Referee Gedrge Bothner
asked Lewis if he would quit, but he
refused, although his face. vas disv
torted and streams of perspiration
were pouring from It is face.
With a last drspefate effort he
freed himself and staggered to his
feet,, leaped on Caddock and clamped
his famous deadly head lock around
the Iowan's face. Three timep Cad
dock broke the hold and staggered
up, only to have Lewis regain the
.On -the second and third lock,
Lewis picked tip Caddock bodily and
threw him, plunging on top of the
fast weakening challenger. The
second crash combined with the
gruelling punishment which Caddock
had received, left him Helpless and
he ' collapsed . on his back as the
referee slashed Lewis, the- winners
When Lewis rolled off Caddock,
the latter lay like dead and when his
manager ,; and others scrambled
through the ropes, it was all they
could do to lift him to his feet, A
chair was placed beneath him, but
he rolled to the floor and.a call was
made for a doctor.
This drove the crowd to a frenzy
for Caddock had been cheered lustily
while Lewis w5s steadily booed. .
Cries of "kill the murderer" went
up and there was a rush for the
ring. Caddock's manager waived the
excited fans back and when Cad
dock was seen to recover . and wak
to his corner, danger of a riot passed.
Caddock was' the overwhelming
favorite when he entereVJ, the ring,
while JLewis appearance was greeted
with "booes." These did not stop
until Caddock shook hands, with, the
champion. The weights were an
nounced as Lewi, 228 pounds; Cad
dock, 188 pounds.
Retailers of Qmaha ,
See Silver Lining
(Continued from Pe Oar.)
the nationally known concerns,
whose advertisinar schemes have re
sulted in record sales, '
Robert' Rosenzweig, Omaha,
talked on "'Proportion of Season's
Oders to Be Placed in Buying Sea
son." T. A. Fry, Omaha, delivered' the
address of welcome. W. A. Str.y-.
kcr, Omaha, read the president's an
nual report. The annual report of
Secretary R. E. Crcssey, Fairbury,
Douglas White, Sau Francisco,
Cal., secretary-manager of Pacific
Coast Retail Furniture association
made the princioai niornine address
before the Retail Furniture dealers.
"The exchangeof ideas among
retailers, a feeling of good fellow
ship and honest competition, will do
much to iron out problems facing
the furniture dealer," he said.
Mr. White described how. the Cal
ifornia organization broke up a
clique composed of wholesalers who
were allowing retailers to bring
prospective customers to the whole
sale exchange and buv goods at
wholesales prices. The breaking up
of (he clique and the practice of
wholesalers underselling the retail
ers put the manufacturers, jobbers
and wholesalers on a footing of bus
iness honesty, the speaker declared.
Ouy b. Reed, Lincoln, talked on
"New Points in the 1920 Income
Tax." Prof. Ivey also addressed
the furniture men on "Furniture Re
taking and Selling."
Paul hindlay, Los Angeles. Cal.,
of the California Fruit Growers' as
sociation, nvade the principal address
before the Nebraska Retail Grocers
and Meat Dealers' association. Mr.
Findlay advocated a more thorough
system of cost accounting in the
conduct ot this business and by a
chalk talk, outlined plans lich
could be followed.
Mr. Findlay said thati" busine
operations should he based not on
the cost but on the selling price.
He said that all firms should have a
strict accounting at the end of each
J. J. Cameron, Lincoln, delegate
to the national convention, read a
report on the national convention he
recently attended. Mnx Mayer, sec
retary, and Ernest BufYctt. president,
read their annual reports.
.t the opening session only
200 delegates had arrived to attend
the convention. Stormy weather,
according to I. Frank Burr,1 secre
tary, has kept many ot the delegates
Gus Swanson, community singing
leader, has been engaged to con
duct community singing at the open
ing of "each federated morning and
afternoon session during the con
vention. " '
Albany Traction Company
Announces It Will Cut Wages
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 25.--Notices
of a reduction in' wages from t0
cents to 45 cents an hour, effective
January 29, were served on street
car employes of the United Traction
In 'Its notices, tnc companv savs
that it suffered a loss of t327,23a in
operating expenses for the last six
months of 1920.
"Bates in FApp ear !
In Court at Kent Trial
(luutiiiued from l'nge One.)
the jury Deputy County Attorney
Rosenblum gave, much time to the
state's' evidence, which will seek to
show Miss Bocke is the mother of
"The' question in this trial." de
clared O'Sullivau. "is not who is the
mother of these twins but who put
them in the yycll) Dr. Kent is ac
cused of something of which he is
innocent. It may be, before this
trial is over, the culprit will be
Girl Says She Saw Kent. '
The first witness produced by the
state made one answer which re
futed O'Sullivan's statement that
Kent did not leave his confection
ery store, Thirty-third and Cali
fornia streets, between the time the
first babe was found and the time
the second was found. v
For Elizabeth Bartlctt, .12, J220
California street, declared she saw
Dr. Kent crossing the street from
the corner where tie vell aKwto-
ward his store, "about an hour after
the first baby was found.
"Why didn't vou testify to that
in the first trial?" demanded O'Sul
livau. -' . . f
"They didn't ask me about it." she
In -charge of Chief Bailiff
Louis Grebe the 12 men occupied
three rooms at the Hill hotel
last night and will stay there each
night during the trial which will
take, probably, the entire week.
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would get Sis
another man here in Omaha who
had met her and was crazy about
"He threatened her manv times
the last three or .tourdavs. But I
didn't think he'd ever shoot her. Oh,
'no. I didn't think he would."
Berton told the officers his wife
had laughed when he threatened to
shoot her. She told him he didn't
have the nerve, he said. And that
made him "see red".
Gtrls' Mother Notified.
The sister - told of the girls'
mother, down in Arkansas, and the
officer sent a tetearam to notify her
bf the elder girl's death, f
No funeral arrangements will be
made until word is received "from
Silvers and Pratt told the detec
tives hey had heard Berton threaten
l-.is wife several, times. They said
they were in the apartment just be
fore the shooting. . '
The sister sent them out to get
some soap. The girls were washing
clothes just before the shooting.
And when theyNreturned with the
soap tlfty were met by Berton, who
"If you don't want to see a mur
der, dpn't go up there."
Companions Found Girl.
They went -on up, they said, and
found the bride lying ou the floor,
sliot through the forehead.
Silvers and Pratt Ay re released
Monday night but were re-arrested
after detectives had read letters they
: found in the Berton apartment, 'i
The letters were from the pair to
Berton, and from him to them be
fore they came to Omaha.
In -orfe of the letters, the pair
wrote, "We've got a nice Buick car
. 'stached' away down here and we'll
be up to see you some day soon."
Berton's letters kept urging them
i.o come to Omaha.
Detectives believe Silvers and
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Building is to be Wrecked
- You must positively vacate April
1. The wreckers start to tear down the
building on that date. Such orders con
front the management of the Parisian,
Our only route is to sacrifice prices to
L the limit. A complete riddance must be
made in the allotted time.
That's the watchword of the hour during these
final days of the PARISIAN Selling action
for us-Buying action for you.
This immense $150,000 stock must be sold without fail and to accom-
.plish this gigantic task we have instituted the mtost sensational price
shatterings of recent years.
Rack after Rack of Beautiful New Spring and Winter Wearables that we are com
pelled to offer at 7rdm 25 to 45 cents on the dollar in order to clear the decks by
April 1st. 5 , ,
Never Such Values Never
Such BargainsNever Again
Such a Buying Opportunity
The Parisian will positively quit business April 1. All fixtures are for sale, subject
to delivery on that date. If you have the slightest need for a new garment, now is
the time to buy. . -
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Up to $55.00 Cdats
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