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BRIEF CITY NEWS
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nlaaairied section today, and appears la
The Be EXCLUSIVELY Find out whal
tba varlcas moving picture theater offer.
aV Sappy aad Proseeroaa Saw Tsar It
tha very least that anyone can wish you,
but an office In The Bee building, "the
building that la always new," makes
wishes come true.
roster's Bond Approve City com
missioners approved the bond of Police
Judge Charles Foster, which had been
held up because of tha pending eonteet
of the Judge's election.
Godfrey, X atoms Borne T. M. God
frey, passenger agent of tha Mlescmri
Pacific, Is back from Philadelphia, where
he spent Christmas with his eon. Dr.
James Godfrey of that otty. . .
fcoesa In Sandbar Mrs. IX U
Thomas, V2i Farnam street, lost has
handbag yesterday - coming down on
a Dundee car. It was a velvet handbag
and contained about 15 In money.
Xecovtrs from Operation Mrs. A. iX
Van Fleet, who was operated upon fir
teen days ago for appendicitis and gall
stones, has made such rapid recovery
that she la now able to return to her
Bay Two Frame Bonsai The Byron
Reed company has purchased the two
small farm dwelling houses of Charles
Berger, on Fourteenth street, between
California and Webster. The considera
tion was 11,600.
ohroeder Buys Anderson rami Tho
Anderson farm, .four ml'.es from DeBolt
and two miles northwest of Florence, has
been sold to Henry Schroeder. The con
sideration la given aa $17,500 for the 110
acres, or a little short of $160 an acre
The transfer is tiled under the names of
Maria Anderson and Henry Scbroeder.
COMITY DADS MID
Sheriff and Commissioner. Tenta
tmly Arrange Price of Ten and
Two-Third Cents for Meals.
Whisky is Found:
in Hotel Basement
NOTHING YET FORMALLY DONE
rtiltarl ll to Daly eled
Will Save Coaainamlty Many Il
' lr Every Week hr1ak-
a la Ike Old flat ma.
Settlement of the controversy between
the Board of County Commissioners and
Sheriff F.. J. McShane, Jr., concerning
the amount the county shall pay h'ni
for feeding prisoners since the defeat by
the supreme court of his claim of (0 rent
per day per prisoner has been .effect-vl
as the rexult of ah offer of the sheriff to
accept lci cents per meal and an in
formal agreement by the members to al
low this amount. '
Thirty-two .cents per day. -a saving 1-)
the county of H per day over the 60-cent
rate, estimating the number of prisoner
to be fed at too, consequently will be paid
the sheriff. ,
That Shsrlff McSbsne will adhere to
the settlement Is said to be Indicated by
arrangements made by him tor Immediate
payment tor supplies purchased for feert
Ing prisoners. -County, commissioners,
though asserting thst they had not de
sired to pay more than 80 cents per day.
decided to add the additions! I cents de
manded and avoid further 'litigation.
MrSkane'a ( latins Shrink.
Sheriff VlcShsne't claim of Kl.WO for
twenty-three months' feeding under tho
old rate has shrunk to approximately
r.6l0 under the St-cent rnte. a saving to
Douglas county oh the old claims alone
of 122,300 for less than two years' time.
The S3-cent rate will apply to future
feeding of prisoners, and similar amounts
will be caved for the same periods uf
time. - '
Pending the settlement the county board
has dlroted an investigation by auditors
of the exact amount duo Mc9hane.
Does whiskey ago In Jugs?
Tho whokt world knows It agea in wood
and part of tho world knows it does not
ago in bottles.
This argument la brought up by tho
finding of three Jugs of whiskey hidden
In tha basement of tho Merchant hotel
and found by B. J. Jobst, who has the
contra ot for remodelling the place.
' Oua Anderson has- worked at the
Merchants for nineteen years as store
keeper and. ho remembers tho incident of
placing the whisky in tho Jugs seven
teen years ago. Ho remembers that It
was put in the Jugs because the barrels
had rotted and that William Paxton had
then declared it had been planted there
in tho barrels for -thirteen years and
that it bad been- plaeed there by him
from bis private stock whan it
twelve years old. AU of which makes tho
whiskey forty-two years old.
Dan Gaines, tho new proprffetor of tho
Merchant had th owhlsky tested by
government gauger and It proved to be
140 proof.. It is really too, hot to drink.
but it has soro flavor. ,
Another Cold Snap ;
Due Here Tonight
Another oold snap is oomingj according
to Forecaster ,JX A. Welsh.' It is due by
Friday night, ho says. : Nothing now itv
dlcates that it will bo severe, however.
. end ho declares that real cold wave
. is not exoected. - - ...
Bulletins issued by Colonel Welsh are
pleasing local shippers very much, as
they warn them to prepare their slilp
, ments to withstand a certain temperature
' on each, day.. Wednesday's warning was
for 10 to It degree weather, which proved
FREDRICKSON FINDS OLD
FRIEND IN THE FAR NORTH
The world Is awfully small," says H,
E. Fredrlckson. "I have Just learned
that the closest to my farm -In British
Columbia Is Harry Delamatyr, who is an
old time friend, almost boyhood friend of
. . . c An , ,t II. m,I Ura
mm i row c iduivii,. '
Fredrickson and a party from Omaha
expect to spend all of next summer on
Fredrickson' s British Columbia ' farm
hunting, fishing and having a good out
ing. When Fredrickson was in Fremont
a few days ago ho net Delamatyr's
brother, who told him that Jehn Del'
amatyr .was farming in British Columbia
near Chtko, and from tho description of
the farm the Omaha man learned tt
aext to his own.
BOCK TO GET BETTER
JOB. WITH AN INCREASE
Bffectree the first of the new year W.
E. Bock, city passenger agent of tho Mil
waukee, gets a promotion with increased
duties, accompanied by a substantial In
crease in salary. Els title, however, wlU
remain the same.
In bis new position under General Agent
Duval, Mr. Bock will have charge of he
Milwaukee's passenger business, not only
in Omaha, but In all of Nebraska, South
Omaha and Council Bluffs.
Judge Sutton Dabs Blood
on Moon of Commission
According to a none too gentle rumor
floating up from Lincoln, a wee bit of
blood has stslned the moon In the coun
cils of the commission for the prevention
of crime, appointed by the governor, the
governor, himself, being somewhat disturbed.
It is all duo to Judge A. I Button's
publlo championship of a project for In
dustrial farms In the. six congressional
districts of Nebraska. Individually rather
than as a member of the commission.
The dispute is over the credit for the
project. The members of the commis
sion, so runs this rumor, feel so sure of
the success of the plan as. to demand a
share of the honor. So from Lincoln
comes word that Governor Morehead Is
preparing a statement on the plan as a
part of his annual message and that va
rious members of the commission were
to keep "mum" until It was duly sprung
by the chief executive.
"At any rate," as one Lincoln wan re
ports it, "the others feel that Judge But
ton has stolen a march In making this
the subject of platform speeches In such
a way as to permit some folks to get tho
Impression that the plan originated with
Ihe members of the U-Rlslature. "Tou
have a fighting chance then," she added.
Mrs. Robinson refuted the statement
that women war great of fle-see Iters In
suffrage states. "In-Wd, they are very
chary of offloe-holdlng.
No, I do not believe that offloe-hold
lng Interferes with hone duties. Indeed,
my borne Is better managed when the
legislature la In session and I have a
trained housekeeper than it la when I
am there and attempt to take part In
Its management. However, I do not be
lieve that any woman who is rearing
family should enter publlo life. Only
ARE HEAVY HERE
Omaha Leads World, Except Chi
cago, with 332 Cart Offered
for Sale and All Sold.
PRICES ALL STAND UP WELL
Nicholas Still is .
1 am holding S4.900 In the treasury,"
says h. V. Nicholas, answering a question
a to the status of the finaneesot the
recent Pavlowa charity . ball Of this
12,300 is being held for the Pavlowa com
pany. There . may - be some bills to be
paid, . but it is. also possible that some
money 'may be outstanding with, those
who had tlokets to tell from whom I
have not had a complete return. I hope
to get the matter closed tip within a week
or ten days."
Wheat I I f Half t eat aad Dana
ells for Dollar Thlrt r-Sevea,
While Corn Goes at Sixty
Five Cents a Bushel.
Omaha closed ths year with the grain
receipts for the day the heaviest of any
of the markets, with the exception of
Chicago. On the exchange there were S32
oarloads for sale and sold, distributed s
follows: Wheat, 110; corn, 192; oats, 14;
barley, 5. At the same time there is In
storage In the Omaha elevators 530,000
bushels of wheat. 700,000 bushels of corn.
2.121,000 bushels of oats, $7,000 bushels of
rye and 17.O0O bushels of barley.
Omaha prices were strong, wheat be
ing cent up, the cereal selling at from
ll.lt to $1.19, with durum at 11.37 per
bushel. Corn sold at tZ to 65 cents.
New Tear being a holiday, there will be
no session of the exchange.
Helen Ring Robinson, Woman Sen
ator of Colorado Calls on Local
COMES FROM IOWA BATTLE
women of middle age or unmarried
women should attempt to hold offloe."
Mrs. Robinson was formerly a news
paper woman, having served as editorial
writer on the Rocky Mountain,. News.
Bbo Is a democrat.
MRS. CALDWELL FUNERAL TO
BE HELD THIS AFTERNOON
The body of Mrs. Henrietta M. Cald
well, mother of Victor B. and Samuel fi
Caldwell of this city, and who died at
Tioga, P, after an Illness of three days,
will be brought to Omaha for burial. Ttio
funeral will be at the resllence of Victor
B. Caldwell, CM South Twentieth street,
Friday aftornoon at I o'clock. Burial
will bo In tho family lot in Prospect Hill
The active ballbearero will be:
John Caldwell, John PaMn-ln,
Virlor Cnldwell, Jr.! Ponford Clifford.
W ill Mrl'herann, Hnlumln Gallagher,
The honorary attendants are:
Thomas It. Charles T. flandr.
Mcfheraon. Jr.; C. William Hamilton,
Edward f reck, Fred H. Iavla,
William fc. Khodea, George K. llaversttck
Myron u Learned, Charlea E. Mets,
Randall K. Brown,
. Plays ;Santa Claus
Some 900 children of ths poorer families
of Omaha i were 'made, happy last 'night
by tha Salvation Army Santa CWus, who
dealt out armfuls of toys and buckets of
eandy. and fruit after a Christmas exer
cise tn ths Young Men's Christian asso
ciation rooms. The exarclS were under
the direction ot Captain Amy Perrett and
Lieutenant Jeanle McMahon, two new
officers who have been' in charge here
three weeka - . .
, Soma twenty-five of tho little folks par
ticipated in the exercises of the evening.
Vocal and Instrumental muslo was ren
dered and recitations' were given both by
the children and by members of the Sal
vation Army band.
Two Christmas trees, donated by busi
ness houses of the olty, were decorated
with tinsel and all tho red, purple and
crimson gaudy that makes them beauti
ful. The toys were donated by tho stores
of Omaha, as was some of tho candy and
. Following the, exercises Santa Clans
bounded into the room amid cheers from
ths little urchins. Ho shook hands with
at least 100 of them and then began to
distribute toys. -- He ' piled the engines,
dolls, horses and wagons Into the arms
Lot the children until some could scarcely
stagger out under the loads. Others ot
his helpers stuffed the pockets of tho
children with sacks of candy and oranges.
JOHN T. BONNER BURIED
IN UNION PRINTERS' LOT
The funeral of John T. Bonner, one of
the old-time 'Omaha printers, who died on
Christmas day, was held from Bralley ft
Dorrance'a chapel yesterday afternoon.
Rev. Dr. Collar, rector ot tho Church of
tho Good Shepherd, conducted the serv
ices, which were quite largely attended
by former associates of Mr. Bonner, mem
bers of Omaha Typographical union and
other friends. His son and daushter. Mr.
Bonner and Mrs. Flockey of Minneapolis
were present. Interment was at Forest
Lawn oemetery in the Typographical
union's plot Tho pallbearers were:
F. J. Sullivan, W. Maxwell,
William Shaw, H. B. Woolley,'
John. A. Poilan, T. W, MoCullough.
YARDMASTER RUN DOWN
BY CARS AND IS DYING
SIOUX FALLS, S. D.. Dec. a.-Willlam
Ernest, aged 46, 'yardmaater, was run
down by switching cars In the South Da
kota Central yards here tonight Both
Ms legs were severed. He is dying.
Asserts that Saffrase Was Defeated
Beeaaie There W a Not Eneagfe
Mone.y Pat Oat AaaonsT
Helen Ring Robinson of Colorado, the
only woman senator in the Vnited States,
spent several hours In Omaha yesterday
afternoon. A deputation of local suf
fragists, Including Mesdames Draper
Smith, James Richardson, E. ' M. Fair
field, F. D. Wead, S. A. fa pen. Miss
Katherine Morse and Miss Daisy Doane
held a conference with her at tho Rome
Mrs. Robinson has been speaking in
Iowa on "Women and War," and is on
route home for the opening session of
the Colorado legislature. She has al
ready served two years and la to servo
for two years mora
She complimented the Nebraska women
on the suffrage campaign they waged
and asserted that she thought suffrage
would have carried in Nebraska if more
money had been spent In the campaign.
She attacked the policy of the Congres
sional union In fighting candidates in
equal suffrage states, Instead ot helping
In the campaign.
"If the Congressional union had spent
money In Nebraska ana Boutn Dakota
Instead of sending Miss Doris Stevens,
an Omaha girl, to Colorado to fight
democratic candidates who had always
been favorable to suffrage, these two
states would have been won, and a great
number of Colorado . voters would not
have had their sense of fair play out
raged," said Mrs. Robinson.
Live Political Isssio.
- "The vote in favor of the Brlstow
Mondell amendment, which will be taken
on January 10. will not be a favorable
as ths vote for nation-wide prohibition.
but w welcome It, at any rate, for it
makes woman suffrage a live political
When' asked by Mrs. Smith whether
she considered It wise to attempt to win
presidential suffrage nt the comma; ses
sion of the legislature, Mrs. Robinson
advised tha women to go ahead with the
work if they felt sure of one-fourth of
HARRY SMITH INJURED
WHEN KEGS FALL ON HIM
Harry Smith, 838, South ' Nineteenth
street, boa maker at the Booth Oyster
company, 1808 Leavenworth street suf
fered a broken back when some kegged
herring fell upon him as he was wheel
ing a truck through one of the stock
rooms of tho establishment The police
ambulanoo was summoned snd he was
given emergency treatment, later being
taken to St Joseph's hospital.
RATIO OF DIVORCES TO .
- The ratio of divorces to marriages Is
increasing," said District Judge Sutton,
commenting on the figures concerning
legal separation and weddings published
in The Bee. "Two years ago it was one
to lour and one-ha.r; now it is one di
vorce to leas than four marriages. This
guesiioa m one or tne vital ones eon-
fronting us today."
DISTRICT.JUDGES TO -
HOLD ANNUAL MEETING
District Judges will hold their annual
first of . the year meeting at 11 o'clock
Friday morning. The cuetomsry prellml
nary meeting was omitted on account of
inability of some of tbe Judges to oe
Fireman Saves Lad
f rom Burning House
. Angel Garola, aged 14 yeart was res
cued by Fireman Jack ' Bowers of truck
No. from the third story window of a
burning house at IKS Emmet street The
building, which was bads damaged, was
owned by Mrs. R. E. Lehmer. Tha fire
originated in a pile of rubbish and kind
ling in the basement. The boy, partially
overcome by: smoke, managed to rush to
the window and cry. tor aid. Doyle or
dered the ladders placed at tha side' of
the bouse.' and mounting to the third
story carried the unconscious boy over
his shoulder to .safety.
No Police Court t .
Session Here Today
No "police court' session will be held
New Tear's day, much to tho delight of
the attaches.' City Prosecutor Fred An-
heuser will spend the 6a assisting the
plumber' in mending the .pipes In his
borne at 1117, South Thirty-sixth street
We wish you a happy and
prosperous New Year
Store will remain closed
Friday, January 1
Open Saturday, with a really, truly
HALF PRICE SALE
of Men's and Young Men's Suits, Overcoats and
of Boys' Suits and Overcoats,
of Women's and Misses' Suits and Coats.'
of Girls' and Children's Coats.
And liberal, very, very liberal price reductions on other
See our Ad in this paper on New Year's Day.
Benson & Thorne Co.
1516-18-20 rarnam Street.
ROUSAR DENIED LICENSE
BY CITY COMMISSIONERS
Th application of John F. Beuaar, for
the Lelsy Brewing company of Peoria,
for a liquor llceuoe was turned down by
the city council by C vote of to 0, Coun
cilman McOovern being absent- ' ' '
A . fight - has been made against . tho
granting of this license by the local
brewers. Arthur -Mullen - handled the
case. tor Rousar, and W. J. Conoell rep
resented the protestants.
A few other licenses were granted by
the council and ths meeting was , sd
Journed to o'clock Saturday morning
to complete the Issuance of lloenses to
saloons. . ,
E. P. BUFFET BUYS SAM
REYNOLD'S DUNDEE STORE
The grocery In Dundee formerly run
by the Kam Reynolds company, has been
acquired by Ernest P. Buffet, for many
years associated with his brothers in the
Buffet store downtown, which was
founded by their father, one of tha
pioneer grocers In Omaha. The new ven
ture is not to make any other changes la
the Buffet store.
2:15 . V
Telephone Douglas 404.
HTHIH3 FCa A HEW YEAR'S REf'EMSSAHCE
nEMAinirtG the same in
SPECIAL FOR NEW YEAR'S WEEK
Clauds EliHngtaltr, Edith & Co.
In Mr. Ollllngwatr'g Own Thrill
ing Dramatic Play,
"WIVES OF THE RICH" '
. The Blue Streak in
H3 SIX OTI'EH EXCELLENT ACTS
WEEK. CAY. I..ATISEES
Entire Lower Floor and r r
Balcony . . , aOC
On Saturday a Few at 60c
Bog Seats 50c
Lower Fluor and UaL, fiOc 75c
Entire Balcony, Over r r
700 Beat aOC
IUx KeaU 75c
Callcry , 10c
' celebrities seen elaewlx re r.t 13.00 a seat have been seen at
the Orvitnum at the enconoiiiiru.1 prices iuotrd. Hmra to ciinia are
Orene. Henrietta Urosmao, rXklle for. bltii-he Bui- und Kalhryn
Kidder. lbie already en wer liojtha Kalich, Arnold Uaiy and
Arov young feller, ivLcnyongror
w f r s m e j
Has grown in popularity every day.
Thousands of families by actual use have
learned to appreciate it. No question that
today it's the most popular beer brewed.
Always the same Always good. Has
that individual, snappy, satisfying tasto
that is enjoyed by the entire family.
Start the yearjight by having a case
on hand so that your friends and neigh
bors can enjoy it with you.
Build lor Tonreslf reputation like) that enjoyed by Blata Private Stock Beer
VaL Blata Brewba Cocnpstay. Milwaukee
. . OMAIIA. NEBRASKA,
rhone Doug. 0062. 802-81 0 Douglas Street.
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A'str i j
Prosperity In 1915 Depends
Upon Faith In Our Country
. Our Nation is being penalized by a crisis of European
methods' and ideals.
We cannot escape entirely the bitter fruits of a war
founded in governmental systems -where Mon
archy, Paternalism, Public Ownership and Autoc-"
racy go hand in hand.
Now, as never before, we have opportunity to compare
American ideals and methods with those practiced in
Europe and to measure what American systems and
institutions have gained for humanity.
Probably we will learn more and more each' day of the
coming year to appreciate "all we have and are;"
to regard our citizenship in a more precious light;
to see ur problems more clearly, more tolerantly.
The war has made material progress difficult throughout
the United States. It has added to the obstacles of
, financing constructive effort. It has enforced econ
omies upon the large and small; has laid on the shelf,
plans for many desirable things.
Prosperity in this country during the coming year de
mands above everything else faith in our Republic
and faith between man and man. It cannot be had
in suspicion and distrust.
If this military calamity teaches us a deeper and more
useful patriotism; if it serves to advance under
standing among us of one another's lights and
wrongs; if it removes prejudice and strikes down
distrust then this war will not be without benefit
to the citizens of the United States.
We hope for prosperity the coming year. To have it will
require hard work, courage and faith in ourselves.
Omaha Electric Light & Power Co.
Co. . Harriet, Pretldtnt
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