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About Omaha daily bee. (Omaha [Neb.]) 187?-1922 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 25, 1914)
THK HEK: OMAHA, FRIDAY, DEfHMUKR
BRIEF CITY NEWS
Unity Honft ft Th C.. JV.
"BottmillWo BMi-nn F"T
, XH Ttm Xdfkttaf 0tfli-BrrMs.
Bldiif MMdm Oo Compurgation In
'ira..r ltin"r-tlnnn for Spp'1 rmt fi
Charloa BarUlM tiaa ffmotrf tit" laW
cfflrpg to room 6 ami MiCague
brlliiinif. Telrpbono, noualaa
tlfl Ail Holm aenH for
on tha ay payment plan. Banker
Realty Investment Co. Fhona Tou. J9.
Xmanr4 of better bunlnewi for 111!
by locating your office In The Bee build
In, "the building tht la alwaya new."
Of rice room 103.
"TodyB Oonplet Korl Program
claaalflad aetlon today, and appeara tn
The Bea EXCLUSIVE!-, rind ut what
the various moving picture theatera offer.
Llghtfoot to Metric Coarl Geora
Llghtfoot, charged with titrating a mule
valued at $2V from Christ Podrreon, was
bound over to the district court for trial
Mrs. XatwUi Hearily K4-Mn. B.
M. Knowlea, 2003 Leavenworth street, was
fined $50 and costs in police court for
conducting a disorderly house.
Klaa Ooatha to Aurora Mis Doris
Goethe, secretary to Manager Parriah of
the bureau of publicity, expects to spend
the Christmas holidays with her parents
Mora UoniM Oraated City oommls
lonera granted thirty-six additional sa
loon licenses. The protest against the
saloon of I C. Wroth was withdrawn
and Wroth was given a license.
Kr. and Mrs. Partlsh to XlrksTtlle
Mr. and Mrs. B. V. Parrish have gone
to Klrksvlllo. Mo., to spend the holidays
with Mi rarrleh'B parents, who reside
there. This will be the first holiday sear
son at his old home for Mr. Parrish In a
good many years.
Dr. CaldwaU Coming Dr. H. W.
Caldwell of the University of Nebraska
mill speak to the school teachers of
Omaha January 8 at the Omaha High
school auditorium on "The Troblem of
World Peace." He may also address the
Omaha Commercial club.
City Ticket Of floss Close Christmas
will be observed by all the railroads
operating Into the, city. Tratna will run
as usual, but aside from this there will
not be a thing doing. The general of
fices will be closed all day, as will be
the city ticket offices. In the freight
departments, goods will be received on
both out and ln-bound business, but no
efforts will bo made to encourage shipments.
J. M. LEIDY SLAPS
I ATTORNEY GENAU
'Superintendent of County Charities
i Mixes with Lawyer with
I Woman Client.
LEIDY TELLS OF HIS ACTION
Atroraer rails perltitrmleiit Over
Pension that m Revoked by
Jadae Jnp la the Jr-
ntle t onrt.
SOUTH OMAHA MAN KILLED BY
TRAIN AT ELEVATOR.
Entertain Men Who
Make Business Good
For three successive days Fairbanks
Morse & Co. has entertained different
groups of its salesmen for this district
at luncheon at the Commercial club. The
Omaha branch of the company is feel
ing especially good over recent business.
The officials declare the trade has been
the best In the concern's history, and far
better than during th corresponding
time of last year.
Especially numerous have been the or
ders for engines and power plants of
various kinds. The light and Power
company at Ashland Just opened busi
ness with an eighty horsepower oil en
gine. At Bertrand the municipal water
plant is having installed a alxty horse
power oil engine and a .two-stage cen
trifugal pump. An eighty horsepower oil
engine and a big generator are also be
ing Installed in the municipal power plant
at Gordon so that electric power and light
can be had In daytime. William A.
Schock of Falls City Is having a new
sixty horsepower engine Installed to oper
ate a new Ice plant.
William Parker Will
Speak at Y, M. 0. A.
on Hikes in West
William Parker, formerly truant of
ficer of the Omaha publlo schools and
now chief physical director at Gary, Ind.,
Is spending the holidays here with his
sister. Mrs. J. H. EUsberry. 1635 South
Ninth street, lie Is well known through
out America as a hiker, and will give a
free lecture, illustrated with steoreop
ticon views, Tuesday evening at the
Young Men's Christian association. The
views will be those he made while hiking
2.509 miles, from Tia Juan a, Mexico, to
Vancouver, B. C. They are said to be
very interesting and vividly show the
wonders of the Pacific coast region.
The Young Men's Christian association
will hold an open house reception New
One of the interesting features will be
an exhibit by the Boys' Electrical club.
There will be a continuous program on
the second floor and in the gymnasium
and swimming pool.
LOWE AVENUE CHURCH HAS
CHRISTMAS FOR CHILDREN
Iowe Avenue Presbyterian church held
its Christinas Sabbath school exercises
Wednesday night and the auditorium
wis packed with children, who had
brought their fathers and mothers to see
good old Kanta Claus.
The pulpit had been extended into a
large rostrum and fitted up as a room in
a home on Christinas eve, even having
the old family fireplace and chimney
over In one corner. Here the smaller
tola hung up their stockings which Santa
1aus, who came in the person of Clar
ice Allyn. in due time filled them.
One of the featurea of the exercises
was an old-fashioned home scene with
.Mi.-s Mncauley, Miss Jean Landaie and
I Mini' Kmst ucting the adult parts,
vwi lie to giMierous sets of youngsters
rilled out the family rosters.
1'niler direction of Mrs. H. M. Mun
nfc kv who had principal charge of the
mil'.- prcKiam, a slendld Junior cantata
v.us rendered by hoys and girls ranging
from 10 to 15 years of age.
Lowe Avenue Presbyterian church will
onolude its Christmas observance with a,
(S itnta by the regular choir Sunday
lilghl under direction of Miss Slefkln.
HUMMEL ANSWERS CRITICS
ON ELMW00D PARK TREES
Recent criticism of Park Commissioner
J. B. Hummel for allowing trees In Elm
wcod park to be cut down is denounced
as unfair by Commissioner Hummel, whe
"I believe this criticism Is utterly un
called for. The park is tn better shape
now than It has ever been. Some play,
ground equipment has been Installed for
the children and a new base ball diamond
was laid out for the boys.
"The trees cut down were dead or
Commissioner Hummel aaid his policy
has been to carefully conserve all trees
in the parka. . . v
J. M. Lriily, supeiintentli'iit of county
charities, a Methodist minixtt-r. slurped
Justice of the Peace llenrv Oenau In the
mouth In the east corridor of tlie court
house yeeteniay, fallowing a verbal at
tack made by Oenau.
I.eldy immediately informed officials
charged with enforcement of the law of
his action and declared his willlngnoM
to be held responsible. Oensu declared
he would cause Leldy's arrest.
Lel'ly, who by virtue of his ofl'ice was
partly responsible for the revocation by
Juvenile Judge Hears of a children's
pension of J20 per month which has been
received by Mrs. Tillo Gardner. I
Franklin street, a client of Genau, at
tempted to explain to her, lie snld. that
her own failure to obey the court's order
had been responsible for the loss of the
Oenau was slapped, said lMy, as the
result of making harsh and unwarranted
statements concerning him in the pres
ence of himself and Mrs. Uardner.
Mrs. Gardner's pension was revoked by
Judge Kears following a hearing at
which it was shown that a young man
who the court said must leave was ettll
living at her home.
Oenau during the hearing severely crit
icised Probation Officer Carver on ac
count of the tatter's testimony.
Lieut. Test Given
Possession of His
Childby the Court
Reconciliation between Lieutenant Fred
C. Test and Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Bixby,
parents of his dead wife, followed a de
rision of District Judge Hears that Lieu
tenant Test was entitled to custody of
his 6-months-old daughter, who bad been
in her grandparents' possession.
Bitterness arising aa a result of the
contest over the baby, which had termi
nated In a habeas corpus suit by Lieu
tenant Test, was succeeded by good will
and general handshaking on tlie part of
the principals in the suit and their rela
tives. Lieutenant Test was authorized by the
court to take the child to his home in
AFFAIRS ATJOUTH OMAHA
City Pays Higher Taxes Than Any
' in United States.
Henry Sliafer, check clerk at the Mer
rlam A Millard elevator died at his home
Wednesday as the result of an accident,
being caught between the railmad car
ami the platform. Shafer lived at SSfi
South 1 hlrty-second street. South Omaha,
and in survived by his wife, four children,
his father, four brothers and two sisters.
The funeral will be held from the (ierman
Lutheran church Sunday at 10 a. m.,
with Interment at laurel Hill cemetery,
ltev. M. Adam officiating.
THREE ARE BADLY HURT
IN AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT
War Stamp Clerks
Now TJpWith Work
After working evenings and Sundays
for a month, as well as doing extra
heavy work every week day, deputies
and clerks In the Internal revenue of
fices have managed to clear up the mass
of work Incident to the new emergency
war tax, and will be able to enjoy
Christmas eve and the holiday at heme
Instead of at their office desk.
Ilosino Pcluso, 2322 Hickory street: T..
M. EckniHti of South Omaha and M. P.
Albright of Benson were all injured In
an automobile accident at Twenty-fourth
and Hickory streets.
Pcluso was crossing Twenty-fourth with
a grindstone for sharpening scissors,
when he was run Into and his head badly
cut and his left leg broken by the car
being driven by Kckman. The latter then
turned tho steering gear to ono side and
run Into a post on the other sido of the
street, pmasliim; the front end of the
machine and cutting himself and Al
bright about the head with flying glass
from tho windMhicld.
C. J. Johnston of the Wilson Steam
Boiler company happened on the scna
at this Juncture and took all three men
to the office of Vr. II. M. Fltzglbbons
No arrests have been made by the police
as the autolsts were not held to blame for
the accident by pedestrians who wit
nessed the mlxup.
Peluso was taken to St. Joseph's hospital.
WOODMEN OF WORLD OFFICES
ARE CLOSED UNTIL MONDAY
Woodmen of tho World offices will be
closed from 5:30 yesterday until Mon
day morning, so the hundreds of clerks
employed there will have a holiday not
only on Christmas day and Sunday, but
also on Saturday. Sovereign Clerk John
T. Tates of the Woodmen has requested
Postmaster John C. Wharton not to de
liver any more mail at the offices until
j SO REMARKS MR. J. J. BREEN
I This 4rrtln lsdr Retail of
Dlapnlr Over Mneatlun of In.
nrisllns oi llntly
South (.imalia tvi hKiicr Lives than
any cUv of Ita aiie In the Vnltcii States,
according to J. J. Breen of South Omaha,
who Is a member of the committee to ex
amine the proposed consolidation bill.
Hreen's fire was drawn by T. J. Muhoney,
president of tlie South Si le Impiwement
elub, who moved that the committee be
directed to report on the bill twenty
years from last nlfcht. A. II. Murdock.
chairman of the meeting, sal.l that the
committee was working nnd rvported
procress. Ho said it was only a measure
of precaution In case consolidation would
come. He characterized the statement
that It would not come for twenty years
J. It. Watklns, the ackuow ledncl leader
of the antl-coiisoliilation looxenient. was
present and said there was lexs danger
now than at any other lime. V. Curran
was very much opposed to annexation
and mado remarks to that effect.
Taxes llrlna Increased.
Attorney Brcen's reply to nn attack
made, on htm by Mulioney brought out
some startling facts and figures, lie said
that South Omaha Is paving blRbrr taxes
than any other city of Its Mr.o In the
country. He nald tlnit the laves were
being Increased by bonds Issued by tho
council and asserted that there was up
ward of IW.nou worth of bonds awaiting
tho vote of tho council now. Ho aid
every public utility In South Omaha was
owned by Omaha people, the packing
houses and stock jants were controlled
by outsiders and that hair the property
was not owned by South Omaha people.
He said that the property deriving the
greatest benefit in South Onialui was
owned by outsiders and added that half
the taxes collected went for Interest on
the city debt.
Illnrhn for Motion.
After Hrecn had made his speech and
oondcimu d the remurks directed nt tho
committee, he le't the room and tho
other members of tho commlttco fol
lowed him. Th"i were thirty men pres
ent and almost half npplauded the re
marks of Hrecn and Murdock. Maurice
Hlnchey spoke In fuvor of the motion of
Mahonoy to direct the conunlttce to re
port in twenty years.
After tho meeting members of the com
mittee Indicated that they would hilve
to be shown beforo they paid any fui
ther attention to the Federated Improv
ers. The great fight Is being made to stem
the tide In favor of consolidation.
Kxprrt Hatcher nien.
Philip Wasem, 61 years old, and for
many yeurs Armour's expert butcher,
died suddenly at his rooms at Twenty
fourth and Vinton streets last evening.
He had complained of being 111 In the
morning, but It was not thought that his
ailment would prove serious. Toward
evening the trouble became aggravated,
and he died from heart failure before as
sistance could reach him.
Wascm Is survived by his brother, Fred
Wasem, and a sister, Mrs. Charles llappe.
James Smith, for many years well
known In Douglas county musical and
sporting circles, will be buried Sunday
afternoon from the residence. Twenty-
second a'ui .1 streets, llev. Itohert K
v heeler officiating. Burial will be In
Miraceland Pnrk cemetery.
I Hen In Hospital.
Henry Slinfer. . years old. died ester
t:iy tuorrlng nt St. Joseph's hospital
ifiom Injuries recently received In an ele-
valor acclth nt in Omaha. Tho funeral
il bo held at 1" o'clock Sunday morn
ing at the tierinan Lutheran church.
Kliafer lived at South Thirty-second
treet. Hutlal will be In Laurel Hill
Karly tar Aervlrr.
C;M will leave tho end of th Albriaht
lino at 4 t:. a. m. Christmas morning for
the benefit of the early churchgoers.
( hrlslmas Services.
Churches of all denominations In South
Omaha will hold special t'hirstmua serv
ices here tomorrow.
Protestant churches of the cltv have
already announced their programs. Tho
Catholic churches have airamted
services at the follow lug hours:
St. Francis'. Tlev, .1. M. iSlubax. Pastor -High
mass at 6 a m. and at 1" a. in
liw mass st 7, 1 :X X and ! n. in.
St. Anthony's. Itev. (ieorge Joanltls,
I'astor - Itlsli mass at S and I":'' a. in.
Low mass st s a. m. Spcchil music.
I'hutvh of Assumption. Itev. Joseph
Chundelak, Pastor-lllgh muss at and
10 m a ni I .o mass st :' . in
St. llrl.lret's. Itev. .1. K. oVall.iRlian,
PastorHigh mssa nt ,VV and !: a. m.
Low mass st snd a. m.
St- gnes', Hcv. James Abearne,
tor-High mass at .". and 10 :f0 a. m.
mss st :.. 7 :W nnd s a. m
St. Mary's, Itev. Charles Mngnu,
tor-HIgn mass at T snd H .30 a. m.
mass at i'i:o, ":.1" and 9 a. m.
Msale i Hj ,oat.
Cher. vkee cosl, unscreene'l. $I.;!,V s,
ed. H7.. South 7. I lowland l.nni.
Hob Murray of Chicago bos ii nteil n
position ss moving picture operator nt
the Itcsse In Aoulh OiukIiii.
The Hesse has tiecn decorated for tlie
Christmas season. The new latest de
sign picture machine has been nnieivil
for tho house and will bo In operution
shout Vow Year's dsy, according to Man
Sger (leorge AdMns.
Office (.pace f,,, )rnt In Itee office. tSII
N street. Terms reasonable.. Well known
location. Tel. South -7.
Jobless men from Missouri and sur
rounding stales who rente here to work
on the b e fields report that there are five
men for every cake of Ice rut.
There will be services In St. Luke's
Lutheran church. Twenty-fifth and K
streets, Christmas morning nt :
o'clock. All Christmas decorations will
)e In place ami special music by the
FOSTER CATCHES YULETIDE
SPIRIT AND IS LENIENT
Judge Foster, considering the season,
dealt leniently with men nrrested on
minor rharpra. with the result that very
row will be oonllneil In the city Jail jeer
I'hrlslmas. No police court session will
be held t'hii.'-tniHs morning.
Store Will Not Open
Until Next Monday Morning,
In making' this announcement our
wish is a very
To the little ones as well as the grownups.
To those who by their splendid patronage
have shown their appreciation of our store, as well as to
those who have not patronized us.
This store does not consist merely of a building and
merchandise; it is human.
'e appreciate the efforts of our hundreds of employees
who have fo ably, consistently and conscientiously heijied
us in making this year so successful, and to show this
appreciation have given to them Saturday, December
-6th, as an extra holiday, which is much needed and will
be appreciated by all.
Our Store Will Be Closed
From Thursday, Christmas
Eve, Until Monday Morning
But we announce in advance for
And we respectfully ask you to wait for what we have
every reason to believe will be the most
Extraordinary Sale of
Ever recorded in the history of merchandising in Omaha. ,
TAILORED SUITS, COATS
CHILDREN'S WEAR, ETC.
A sale careful v planned from every viewpoint THK MERCHANDISE-HIE
SERVICE THE VALUES-a sale you cannot well afford
to overlook for its wonderful opportunity to save.
Great Stocks Varied Assortments Sensational Values.
See 16th and Harney Street Windows
and Sunday Papers for Particulars
We consider the merchandise of such an unusual character and the
values so wonderful that we have given over our entire battery of avail
able windows to the display A showing well worth a special trip down
town to see. Our advertisement in tlie Sunday papers, will give full
description nnd prices. Let nothing keep you away. ,
NOTE: Watch for our announcement of what we are going to do
for the men of Omaha.
iBurgess-Nash Co. Everybody's Store 16th and Harney, a
of the 0. P. Oakery
Prize DISTRICT NO. 1.
1 Joseph Stern, Pony Outfit 2401 U street South Omaha.
2 Edward Swatek 4020 T street South Omaha.
3 Fred Cottmire 2100 Avenue A Council Bluffs.
4 Irwin Lange ' Millard, Neb.
5 Ruth Cooper 2515 Avenue D Council Bluffs.
6 Clay Booth Emerson, Neb.
7 Earl Cole 513 South Twenty-fourth street, Council Bluffs.
8 Orva Steinhauser Columbus, Neb.
9 Francis Kuhn ; 828 Avenue D Council Bluffs.
prize DISTRICT NO. 2.
1 Pauline Hartnett, Pony Outfit 2423. Emmet street Omaha.
2 Ralph Tietsort 3520 North Fortieth street. . . . .Omaha.
3 Fred Hunter 4602 North Thirtieth street Omaha.
4 Kenneth Gililand 2920 North Twenty-eighth Ave . . Omaha.
5 Kenneth Herrington 4502 North Thirty-sixth street . Omaha.
6 Howard Petersen Florence, Neb.
7 Glen Clark 913 North Twenty-fifth avenue. Omaha.
8 Herman Winninghoff 2723 Ames avenue Omaha.
9 Beulah Smith 2831 Decatur street Omaha. ''J
Prize. DISTRICT NO. 3
1 Richard Skankey, Pony Outfit 1513 South Twenty-eighth St. . .Omaha.
2 James O'Brien, Jr. 2830 Chicago street Omaha.
3 Catherine McGinnis 2549 Rees street Omaha.
4 Donald Soegaard 3441 South Fifteenth street . . . .Omaha.
5 John Kotera 1435 South Seventeenth street. .Omaha.
6 rTessa Kavitch 822 North Sixteenth street Omaha.
7 Clifford Johnson 620 North Sixteenth street Omaha.
8 Margaret Steepy 2728 Cass street Omaha.
9 Bernard Wolf 109 South Thirty-sixth street. . .Omaha.
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