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FOR G. S. POWELL
Knights Templar Service for Man
Identified with Ak-Sar-Ben
INTERMENT AT FOREST LAWN
The funeral of George S. Powell
was held yesterday afternoon at the
Masonic temple, with the Knights
Templars service. The body lay In
slate from 10 a. m. to 2 p. m. In
terment was In Forest Lawn ceme
tery. Mr. Powell, who had been manager of
a department for the McCord-Brady com
pany for seventeen years, was very
prominent In the Ak-Sar-Ben ritual work
and In other lodge and organizations.
Ha was grand mufti of Ak-Sar-Ben for
three years. Among the many lorte
.honors which Mr. Towell had had were
these: Past grand high priest. Itoyal
Arch Masons; past grand master grand
council, R. and S. M.; past mas
ter, Nebraska lodge No. 1; past high
priest, Omaha chapter No. 1; past com
mander. Mount Calvary commandery.
Knights Templar; pant thrice Illustrious
jjasior. umana council, R. and 8. M.;
past potentate Tangier Temple. Shrine;
honorary member of the Arab patrol;
past patron, Vesta chapter. Eastern Star;
present grand lecturer of the Grand
Royal Arch chapter of Nebraska.
Lived nlih Dauftvhtrr.
Besides his daughter, Mrs. E. L. Brad
ley, at whose home he died, Mr. Powell
Is survived by two sons and three sis
ters, as follows: Dr. E. WUlard Powell
and Percy Powell of Omaha, and Mrs.
Mae Hyde of Grand Rapids, Mich.; Mrs.
Laura fowln of Butternut, Mich., and
Mrs. Nellie Shaptuck of Newberry, Mich.
Mr. Powell was born In Cherry Valley,
111., from where he went with his father
to Muskegon, Mich., where his father
started a foundry In which the son
worked. Later te son engaged In the
general merchandise business at Sand
Lake, Mich., from where he came to
Omaha In 186 and organized the West
ern Chemical company. Iater he and his
associates sold that out and he went into
the clgsr business, dlxpolsng of this later
and going with the McCord-Brady com
pany. Mrs. Powell died about three
Bank Clearings in
Omaha to Break All
Records This Year
Bank clearings of Greater Omaha will
break all previous records this year, with
the huge total of approximately $S'74,00O,-
000. This is an advance estimate made by
E. V. Parrlsh, who In connection with
his work In the bureau of publicity. Is
gathering all available figures on the
business of the year In Omaha.
The clearings last year totaled $887,
5S0.7S2, while the total clearings of the
biggest year in Omaha's history, namely
1913. was S908.947.659.
The clearings for the first eleven
months this year totalled JS90.981.000. The
clearings for the first three weeks in
December totalled (62,000,000 in round
numbers.' Thus It la estimated that the
last week will yield another $20,000,000 or
BIG CROWDS COME TO
OMAHA FOR SHOPPING
Travel In and out of Omaha, accord
ing to the railroad passenger men, is
the heaviest that it has been during the
holday season In many years. Trains
leaving the city are loaded to such an
extent that most of them ars carrying
extra cars for the accommodation of
those who are going away for Christmas.
. All Incoming trains are heavily loaded
with shoppers coming to tho city and
with peoplo from other towns who are
coming here to spend Christmas. The
depots s re so crowded during the time
of the arrival and departure of trains
that It Is next to impossible, to get
through the waiting rooms.
WOMEN IN THE COUNTY JAIL
ARE SEWING FOR THE POOR
Women Imprisoned In the county Jail
are making Christmas presents for the
needy. They are sewing, under direction
of Mrs. G. IV. Ahlquist, on quilts, night
gowns and doll clothes to be distributed
Mrs. Ahlqulst believes the plan is one
of the most successful enterprises with
which she has been connected during
many years of charity work in Omaha.
The women are pleased with the oppor
tunity to employ their time to the ad
ntage of families whose Christmas
otherwise would be lacking in joy.
UNCLE SAM PUTS FISH IN
NEBRASKA AND IOWA WATERS
Tliere are 25,OiiO more fish of several
ar eties In Nebraska and Iowa waters
now than there wero a week ago. This
number was recently distributed In the
various lakes of these two states by the
United States bureau of fisheries. Bass,
sunfish, catfish, yellow perch and
crapplea are among the varieties.
Mr. John O. Casey of Knst St. Louis,
III., and Miss Dessic Anderson of Des
iMolnes, la., were married by Rev,
Charles W. Kavldc at his office In the
Brandela theater building at 3 o'clock
Mls Olive Varty. daughter of Joseph
Varty. and Mr. Homer o. Weander, both
of Houx City, were marrlrd by Rev.
Charles V, Savldge at his residence
Wednesday evening at :30.
Elisabeth Corilla Powell and Benjamin
If. Dunigan of Oconto, Neb., wrre mar
ried by Rev. Charles v. Savldse at his
residence Wednesday evening at t.Vk.
They were accompanied by Miss Clara
C bambrrlala'a t'onah Itemed? Host
-I hav taken a great many bottles
of Chamberlain's Cough Remedy and
every time It has cured me. i naVe
found it most effectual for a hacking
rough and for colds. After taking it a
cough always disappears." writes j. R.
Moore, Lost Valley, Ga. Obtainable
Movemeate of Oreaa Biraaiera
rrr. Arrived. Pnim.
KtW ' N'.orrftiin.
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rORMER MASTER MASON HAS
KNIGHTS TEMPLAR FUNERAL..
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GEORGE S. POWELL.
Woodmen of World
The head offices of the Woodmen of
the World yesterday distributed some
thing over $3,500 in cash among 410 field
men and 300 office employes. The money
paid was in the nature of a Christmas
gift. Each field man got $3. the money
being new bills that had never been in
Each office employe, who has ben
with the organisation one year, or more,
received $5 and each one who had been
In the service less than a year, $2.0'.
Rev. Mr, Leavens to
Talk to Unitarians
Rev. Robert F. Leaven. Fltchburg.
Mass., Is to arrive Wednesday, December
29, to address the Unitarian of Omnha
at the auditorium' of tho City National
bank building that evening. He comes
under the auspices of the extension de
partment ct the American Unitarian as
sociation. It la expected that Rev. Mr. leavens
will remain here until Sundny. January
2, and that he will make a public address
at 10:30 a. m. that day at Turpln's hill
at Twenty-eighth and Farnam streets.
This will be the beginning of regular
8unday meetings of the Unitarians of
Omaha. In case Rev. Mr. Leavens la
unable to remain until January i, an ad
dress will be delivered by a member of
the faculty of the University of Ne
braska. Arthur L. Weatherly of Lincoln will
come to Omaha to Address the Unitarians,
upon his return from Europe, where he
Is now a member of Henry Ford's peaco
American Firms on
English Black List
LONDON, Dec. 23. Various American
mercantile and manufacturing firms do
ing business In Great Britain are said to
be suffering losses due to a blacklist
which they claim the British govern
ment maintains against neutral Indi
viduals suspected of having affiliation
with Great Britain's enemies.
Official circles admit that firms sus
pected of actual trading with the central
powers and their allies are objects of
suspicion and liable to meet with dis
criminatory treatment, but It is denied
that simply because an Am'rlcan firm
may have German stockholders It Is
placed in the same category as organisa
tions which are known or suspected to
be trading with an enemy country.
Attraction in Sky
Some beautiful sunset and of er sky ef
fects have been enjoyed by Omahana re
cently. The early sunsets, combined with
peculiar cloud and smoke conditions, have
made the western sky a glorious burst of
colors on numerous late afternoons.
In addition, a real rainbow In December,
v.hlch Is a rather unusual thing, was no
ticed for a short time yesterday after
noon during the almost imperceptible
rain. It was seen In the northeast while
the sun was getting low. Although not
large, the rainbow was a decidedly beau
tiful sight. Heveral women readers of
The Bee telephoned to the editorial rooms
CHURCH TO GIVE CANTATA
The choir of the Castellar Presbyterian
church will give Fred B. Holton's can
tata, "The Christmas King." Sunday
evening at 7:30 p. m. Following Is the
Choir. "Prepare Ye the Wav of the
Soprano, alto with chorus, "O'er the
Hllent Kastern Hills." Miss Margaret
Koopman. Mrs. Frank Brown and choir.
Mens cnurus, "follow the Guldina-
Choir, "Glorious Morn. '
Contralto with chorus, "And There
Were Shepherd..,," Miss ' Esther Bom.
women's chorus and choir.
Soprano solo, "1 he Hung Is Ringing
Still," Mixs Margaret Koopman.
Choir, "Joy to the World.
Contralto with chorus accompaniment,
Luther's Cradle Hymn," Mrs. Frank
Hrown and choir.
Choir, "Praise Te the Lord."
Soprano and tenor duet, "Fairest Iord
Jesus," Miss Anna Urelm and Bert
Civ Ir, "There Is Room In Mv Heart for
Choir. "Come and Worship."
Mrs. Frank Brown, director and or
JEWELRY TAKEN AWAY
BY TWO BURGLARS
Charles Lelghty, 1351 South Twenty
second street, reports lo the police that
his home was robbed Wednesday of Jew
elry valued at $20.
It Is sukpected that a negro who was
seen loitering about the place forced his
way Into the house through a basement
window which was found open.
Mrs. I. Drew, "IS North Seventeenth
street, ssys that sometime Wednesd-iy a
diamond jrlng valued at I1C0 was stolen
from her home.
LITTLE GIRL SHOT
IN SIDEMAY DIE
Watchman Who Fired Says He Was
Shooting to Frighten Away
LITTLE TOT REFUSES TO CRY
Ida Stroud, asod 9 yenra, llvln at
2 4 02 North Thirteenth street, who
was shot by Kred Baker, watchman
ai the city dump, Wednesday after
noon. Is in a serious condition at St.
With her step-sister, Hard Cumpston,
aged 18 years, she hd walked over to
tbe dump, which Is mar their house,
and, according to them, they wero fired
on without warning by Baker. The bul
let, which came from a ..12-calller re
volver, penetrated tho little Kirl's left
side and passed on out through her
back. Utile I picked the child up and car
ried her home and then notified the
When tho officers arrived considerable
feeling had been aroused In tho neigh
borhood against Baker Hnd It was with
no little difficulty that several men wero
kept from doing tho watchman bodily
According to Baker's story ho had been
Instructed to keep off the dump a crowd
of foreigners who were In the habit of
picking up stuff there. He says he had
Just warned several of these fellows
and when they showed no sln of mov
ing pulled his revolver and fired, to
frighten them. The lltle girl, he as
serted, stepped Into range before he
The first remark that greeted the of
ficers iip.m their arrival at the house
was from the child, who said, "1 want
you to get that man, who hurt me." She
refused to cry even when the patrol
wagon was forced t,i pass over some
"You're a brave little kid, honey," said
one of the men In tho wagon. "You
haven't cried a lit." ".-cldleia don't
cry." replied Ida. "My brothers and
I, we play soldiers all the time, and If
I cried they wouldn't let me play any
more." The brothers are Raymond, aged
13 years, and Earl, aged 10. The little
folk are the children of Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Stroud. The father has been out
of work for some time and the family Is
"We have had nothing but s'ekness
and hard luck this winter," said Mh-s.
Stroud. "And now, with this last blow,
I don't believe It will 1m much of a
Christmas for any of us."
Ida Stroud was taken to St. Josnph
hospital, whero It was discovered that
the bullet had perforated the Intestines
In several places. Baker .'s b-lng held
at headquarters until th condlttun of
the girl warrants tho filing of tho proper
Drug Store Held Up
By Pair of Robbers
The drug store of O. H. Wlrth, Fortieth
and Hamilton streets, was held up last
night at 9 o'clock by two men. They
secured $74 from the cssh register, a
watch and a revolver. Wlrth was the
only man In the store when the robbers
entered. The men escaped.
LONDON PICTORIAL PAPERS
TELL STORY OF THE WAR
Beautiful Christmas numbers of London
publications are now on the news stands
and attracting considerable attention.
Holiday Issues of such periodicals have
long been of special Interest and now on
account of the war and the war stories
being printed they have an added attrac
tion. The London Graphic has a military
cover for Its Christmas number and, be
sides the usual collection of work by
prominent writers, contains a photo
gravure war plate, "Betrayed by the
Moon," by C. Napier Hemy, R. A. War
articles and pictures appropriate for
Christmas also predominate In the Lon
don News. Pears' Annual contains a
choice collection of new Christmas fiction
ss well as the wsr stories and Illustra
tions, some of them in colors and quite
LAMPLIGHTER HELD UP,
BUT PROVES POOR QUARRY
Alfred J. Young, Twenty-fifth and Pop
pleton avenue, who Is a lamplighter, was
attending his duties nt Twenty-eighth
and Poppleton, Wednesday evening at
o'clock, when three men held him up.
One covered him with a revolver while
tho others searched bis pockets. They
HEARTS TREATED FREE
Br Sr. TrankUa Miles, the Great Spe
cialist, Who Bends a Hew J.50
Heart disease is dangerous, hundreds
drop dead who could have been saved.
Many have been cured after doctors full
ed. To prove thn remarkable efficacy of
his new Special Personal Treatment for
heart disease, short breath, pain in slue,
shoulder or arm, oppression, .irregular
pulw, palpitation, smothering, puffing of
ankles or dropsy, also nerve, stomach and
rheumatic symptoms, lr. Milen will send
to afflicted persons a $J.W Free Treat
ment. Bad cases usually soon relieved.
These treatments are the result of x
years' extensive naearch and remarkable
sucess In treating various ailments of
the heart, liver and stomach, which often
complicate, each case.
Bead for Remarkable Cures in Tour Stats.
So wonderful are the resiilts that he
wishes every elck person to test this fam
ous treatment at his expense. Afflicted
persons should avail themselves of this
liberal offer, aa they may never have
such an opportunity again. Delays are
dangerous. No death comes more sudden
ly than that from heart diseae.
Send at once for his new Hook and
Free Trial Treatment. Iieacrihe your dis
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CHOTTE BROS. CO.
LITTLE GIRL SHOT BY DUMP
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Landing at Varna is
Not Yet Confirmed
LONDON. Dee. 23.-Thore Is still no
confirmation of the reported Russian
landing at Varna. A Bucharest dispatch
to tho Times dated DecemU-r SI, says:
"A Russian fleet of about forty ves
sels appeared yesterday morning (Mon
day) off Cape Kail Akara and proceeded
In the direction of Varna, whence a vio
lent bombardment was heard. Nothing
was visible owing to tho fog.
"According to official reports four large
war ships and two torpedo boats en
gaged In the bombardment with heavy
guns. The shore batteries repl.ed. The
firing lasted from 8 to 1') o'clock In the
morning; then ceased, apparently owing
to the fog and tho squadron returned to
Kail Akra about noon.
"Simultaneously with this bombardment
two Russian gunboats opened fire on the
Bulgarian frontier near Kkrene."
Swiss Do Not Think
Peace Move Timely
PARIS. Deo. S3. The Swiss Federal
council believes that this is not the pro
per time to offer Its good offices to
belligerents for the negotiations of an
armistice or preparations for peace ne
gotiations, M. Hoffman, head of the poli
tical d.rartment of tho federal council
said In the Swiss parliament to. lay, ac
cording to a Berne dispatch.
Indigestion. One package
proves it 25c at all druggists.
iwr 1 613-1 5 Donfr. JT
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50c Quart Bricks
DR. H. J.JIAISELDEN
State's Attorney Refuses to Take
Action Against Physician
Who Let Child Die.
GIVES MS REASONS IN LETTER
CHICAGO, Doc. 23 States At
torney Maclsr Hoyne today refused
to prosecute Dr. Harry J. HatseKlen,
for not operating on Hnhy Bollinger,
a defective. In an effort to prolong
Its life. His refusal was voiced In
n letter to Attorney tlenernl Lucy,
who had requested that Hoy no cause
the grand Jury , to Investigate the
N Law overlna Case.
S!'K!NF1F.I,1. III. lee. W-Thcr
Is no law In the state of Illinois, whereby,
IT. Harry J. llnlselden, the inlcago
Almost a necessity. Excellent qttlltie and patterns
In blanket cloths, eiderdown, pearl buttons, silk ends.
$3.50, $4.00, $5.00, $0.50, $7.50, Ktc.
Rope knit shawl collar
sweater coats, all colors
$3.50 to $7.50
Fine lines of Stetson Hats "
in the novelty styles and
$3.50 and $5.00
Fur Caps and Sealskins
$2.50, $3.50, $4, $5
and up to
$1, $1.50, $2
501 &n $1.00
To complete the menu for Christmas dinner,
teas or banquets formal or informal
it is essential to include
hut, for your turn take, h itft it's
A Joyous Christmas and a
physician, who refused to save or pro
long the life of the Bollinger baby In
that city November 17. can b indlrted
by a grand Jury investigation.
Such was the Information received by
Attorney General Lucey In a letter from
State Attorney Maclay Hoyna of Cook
county this morning.
The letter was In reply to a request of
the attorney general for Investigation
of the case by the Chicago official.
Pee Want Ada Produce Results.
Dr. John HVPrugli
Dies After Illness
riTTSHrr.GH, Pe. 2-T-Rev. Vr. John
H. t'riiKh, ft years of sge. for twenty
rnra pr Kldrnt of the Foreign Mission
Ixard of the Reformed church, died at
his home here late today following a long
lllniss. He was well known In church
circus throughout the Vntted Ptates. Pr.
Prugh was elected president of the gen
eral synod of the Retnrmed church of
the fnl'ed Mates In 1WS and held that
office three years.
"Berg tuita Me."
With Christmas assortments still com
plete we are ready for
THic FMafl Stasia
Here are Suits and Overcoats HJS 8tyie
and unmatohnble quality that no attempt to exaggerate their quality
n ever necessary.
You'll find every good fabric in dozens of styles, in all sires, and
you will enjoy a "real Christmas day" clothed in one of our famous
makes of Suits or Overcoats, at either
$15, $18, $20, $22.50, or $25 to $50
In many lower priced garments
for men and young men, at
$10.00 and $12.00
Flain and fancy plaids, bg
in and fancy plaids, bur snawi collars, some sneep
$5.50, $0.50, $7.50, $8.50 up to $10.00
Give an added tone to the suit appear
ance, single and double breasted, wool
and silk effects
$3.50, $5.00, $6.00
It's the "trimmings" of a man's
make-up that puta the finish on
him, and with one of our new tie
creations your outfit will he com
plete 50c, 75c, Sl.OO,
T QtiP. YD
Jolly Old Santa
Prosperous New Year to
Board in Meeting
NEW YORK. Dee, U Member of tha
nnxf consulting board met here today
for a series of Informsl conferences lr
preparation for their second meeting since)
organisation, which will be held tomor
row at the New York navy yard. Becre
tary Iianlels had proposed a trip to tha
Bandy Hook proving grounds, but It was
deferred, because of the uncertain
weather and It Is believed the members
will be kept busy Inspecting the navy
yard, especially as all the warships of
the New York division of the Atlsntlo
fleet now are in port.
The only absentees from the commit
tee sessions today were Thomas A. EJdl
son, cha.'rman of the board, and Dr. W.
R. Whitney, both of whom are expected
to attend the meeting tomorrow, and
Henry A. Wise Wood, who has resigned.
Various questions of Importance to the
navy' were considered by the conferees
during the day.
Read The Bee Want Ads. It pays!
Soft, pliable materials, dressy
and thoroughly cravenctted
$3.50, $5.00, $7.50 $10
shawl collars, some sheep lined
Smoking, House Coats
Handsome, double faced fabrics. Plain and fancy
plaids, silk cord edge and frogs..
$U.OU, $7.5U, $1U.UU
Full Dress Vests
Pique and silk, plain
$3.50, $5.00, $0.00
Have Santa Claus
Buy the boy a new Suit or
Overcoat. Either will plcaBe
him and be far better than
some perishable nick-nack
$2.50 to $10.00
$1.05 to $15.00
The happy holidays
bring parties and
gatherings galore, and
there is no other dainty
that proves so appropri
ate for these occasions
as pure, delicious Ice
50c Quart Bricks
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