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BRIEF CITY NEWS
Towassaa'a for Sporting Oools."
Olt Csrtlflcatss Rdholm J.w.l.r.
ta. Knot Frist It Now Foacon Pr.a
Christmas Tr. Llgatlag Outfits
3,750 Buys 3 Hous.s and tix'i f.et
only SO feet from trackage. Income t
per month. J. H. Dumont, Kecline HMg.
Tj Adjust Clatma Nut Monday aftr
noon city and county offlclnls will set to
gether In an effort to adjust claims and
counter claims of long standing.
-Today's MoTla Trowrvn" elaam.
section today. It appears In The Bos
EXCLUSIVELY. Find out what th. va
rious moving pUitura thasAers offer.
KcCaffrsy Balls Property Huh Mc. ;
Caffrcy has soli to AUre Howell the !
brick property on the south side of Far-
rlnm street, near Park avenue. The con
sideration was $15,000.
For Saftty First In life Insurance, sea
W. II. Indoe, general ascnt State Mutual
I.lfe Assurance company of Worcester,
Ms., one of the oldest (Tl rars) and
bent companies on earth.
K. B. Howell to Talk R. B. Howell
will address the Omaha Philosophical so
ciety Sunday on the subject of "Co
operation." The society meets In hall 2,
Lyrle building, Nineteenth and Farnam
Victim of H.gTO Pete Collins, tran
sient at the State hotel, was sojourning
In the lower part of the city when a,
colored person enticed him Into a dwell
ing at 1019 Capitol avenue. When he
was well away from the place he dis
covered that $15 had been extracted from
Three Autos Stolen Bryan W. Hart
of the Carter I.ake club reports to the
police that his auto was stolen from the
parking district near the postofflce. C.
M. Mortensen, 6124 Florence boulevard,
lost his car from Sixteenth and Howard
streets, and a machine belonging to S.
Harnell. 2025 (Sherman avenue was taken
from Twenty-fourth and Charles streets.
SHOW BATTLE CRY
OF PEACEAT BOYD
Invited Audience Sees Private
Showing of Mythical Invasion
of New York.
ARGUMENT FOR PREPAREDNESS
Relatives of Omaha
Folks Are Roughly
Treated in Africa
Anna Peycke, 577 South Twenty-eighth
street, has received a letter from rela
tives at Hamburg, Germany, stating that
at the beginning of the European war her
brother-in-law, Richard Peycke, and his
son were interned by the British at
Port Elizabeth, South Africa, and Mr.
Peycke's wife and four daughters driven
from their home and left to their own
resources. After wandering for days, the
letter states, Mrs. Peycke and daughters
ought refuge In the basement of the
home of a Boer family.
Richard Peycke has lived In Port Elis
abeth forty-five years and many years
was proprietor of a mercantile estab
lishment. When the war broke out he
was a victim of the attacks by the
British against the Germans. He Is a
brother of Ernest and Edmund Peycke,
commission merchants here for many
years and now residents of Kansas City
and Los Angeles, respectively.
The letter received by Anna Peycke
has information that It was the under
standing that the British would deport
the Germans of Port Elisabeth back to
Germany, but a mutiny among the crew
of the vessel on which they were to have
ailed changed the arrangements.
No Information has been received as to
the ultimate fate of Mr. and Mrs. Rich
ard Peycke and five children.
Local Banks and
to Cut Big Melons
. Dividends to be paid by the banks In
Omaha this year are said to be as large
as those paid last year, and are said to
range from to 20 per cent.
The figures on dividends paid last year
were 20 per cent paid by one national
bank, 8 per cent regular and an extra
periodical by another. 8 per cent and a
periodical extra by another. 10 per cent
by still another, 8 per cnt nl Pr
cent by another, which really made 20
per cent, but put the 14 per cent In the
These are considered wonderful show
ings by the banks of Omaha, but no more
remarkable than they are to be this year,
according to report.
The .dividends In all the financial Insti
tutions are to be paid the first of the
year. Dividends to be paid by the bulld
and loan companies of Omaha, It Is esti
mated now, will amount to J18,060.
The various trust companies will pay a
dividend which la estimated to total
A specially Invited audience, con
sisting of National Guard officers,
motion picture and newspaper men
and a group of representative cltl
r.ens and business men, witnessed a
private advance showing of "The
Pattle Cry of Peace" at the Boyd
theater. It will open there Christ
mas day for a two weeks' run.
In addition to being a photo
graphic masterpiece and a wonder
ful production, it is also a powerful
argument In the interest of better
preparations for defense by the
Quests at the private showing ap
plauded the film from sheer admiration
of Its photographic excellence and com
pelling Interest, and from their attitude
It was evident that the preparedness pro
paganda arguments had made an Impres
sion. Emphasis Is directed to the contention
that the preparedness, is preparedness
against war, rather than for war and
that It is needed Immediately. The scenes
attempt to show what would happen
to New Tork If an enemy fleet and
army should attack It. Reading matter
lnterspered with the pictures states that
a big navy la Just as Important to the
peace and safety of the Inland states
as to the coast.
Akoaadi In Thrills.
Abounding In thrills, monster spec
tacles, beautiful tableaux and exciting
climatic episodes, the production Is cal
culated to be excellent entertainment,
well worth seeing, whether or not It
appeals from the standpoint of syste
matic propaganda, which It frankly Is.
Breath-taking destruction of armies,
battleships, and buildings elaborately
depicted In the skillfully made and very
realistic films. The victorious Invasion
of New Tork by a foreign power Is vividly
There is plenty of fiction, ' plot and
amusing comedy to relieve the sermon
izing of the preparedness propaganda,
and the principal players are very capa
ble. Thousands of militia men were used
In the mass scenes, and there are many
scenes showing Infantry fighting, as well
as war operations by fleets, artillery and
how Promtaeat Meat.
Action films of Hudson Maxim, tha In
ventor of war machines, and of Theodore
Roosevelt, Lyman Abbott, General Leon
ard Wood, Admiral Dewey and other na
tionally prominent men, are presented to
clinch the militaristic: arguments.
One of the comedy elements of the
prologue is a peace society meeting that
breaks up In a fist fight. Spies of a for
eign power are depicted In American
households and as the leaders of peace
organizations. Tha presentation attempts
to be neutral as regards the fictitious
power supposed to be ready to pounce
upon America, but the leading charac
ters representing this power have strong
German characteristics physically.
Comes to Omaha to Manage the
New Blackstonc Family Hotel
Omaha Is bound to be one of the best
cities In the country in which to hold
real tstate, according to Franklin V.
Mofflt. prenldent and managing director
of the iilsckstone Family Hotel or
Omaha. He Was recently come to Omaha
with his family from Chicago. He will
make his home In Omaha permanently
now, and as soon as the handsome new
Rliukstone la completed he will live there
with his family. He came to Omaha to
be In close personal touch with all the
work of equipping this handsome new
building at Thirty-sixth and Farnam
While Mr. Mofflt has never before lived
In Omnha, he Is no stranger here; he
has ueen in Omnha In years past, many
times visiting relatives and friends.
He In to tnke personal charge of the
Blackstone Family hotel when completed,
and he says that every possible facility
for the comfort and convenience of the
residents of this beautiful new building
Is to be provided, and that the Black
atone will rank high among tha best
buildings of Its kind In the country west
of New Tork.
Mr. Mofflt. who has had wide and
successful experience In the msnagemfnt
of large buildings of this character. Is
thoroughly fnmlliar with the special
needs and requirements of a successfully
operated fsmily hotel, and he looks for
ward to his new work with considerable
FRANKLIN V. MOKFIT.
There are several . -.ures about tha
Wackstone that Mr. Mfflt is very en
thusiastic about, one f which Is the
dining room, which he says will be one
of the most beautifully appointed In the
city, with a seating capacity of about
900 people. The dining room is to be
operated tinder Mr. Moffit's personal
THE COURT HOUSE
So Eaiy it it to Get Signature!
Jokcri Threaten to Circulate
Joint Promissory Note.
COULD GET THOUSAND NAMES
Hearers of petitions for candidates
for political offices have descended
upon Omaha In hordes comparable
In numbers to the clouds of grass
hoppers which many years ago used
to visit Nebraska.
At the court house, "Sign this,
please," and the scratching of pens
n ay be heard from basement to the
Nobody reads the petitions, but
each voter whose signature is
solicited goes through the following
1. Asks "Who's II for?"
t Arranges his features carefully Into
a semblance of deep Joy.
t Exclaims, "Ah, yes. good old so-and-so.
I should sy I would sign his peti
tion. 4. Takes a pen which Is provided for
him and writes his name and address.
I. Calls out to soma parsing acquaint
ance, "Sny. old man, come ovsr here and
sign so-and-so's petition. We're for him
with bells on, you know."
Candidate Are (ileefal.
The same operation Is continued ad In
finitum, every csndldste for whom peti
tion are circulating elng tickled to
0eth to lesrn of the large numbers of
votes he controls. Their glee wUI last
until primary dsy.
Owlna- to the habit which Detltlotl-
signers have of writing their names with
out readlna the hesdlnaa. some losers
are threatening to circulate a Joint pretn-
isory note for about Iioo.ouo among poli
ticians, being convinced they could easily
secure 1.0"0 slRnatures In a few days.
MILWAUKEE TAKES OFF
'FRISCO LIMITED TRAIN
Sunday. December 16. the Milwaukee
road will discontinue Its trains Nos. 17
and to, known a the 8an Francisco
Limited. No. 17 leaves Omaha for the
east at 1 . 15 in the morning and No, 10
for the et at 1010 In the morning. Thee
trains were put on lt summer to handle
tha exposition huninss In connection with
the t'nlon Pac.flc.
Use The Bee's "Swapper column.
Go to Celebration
for Ashland Doctor
A party of Omaha physicians went to
Ashland Tuesday evening to Join In the
seventieth birthday anniversary oeleb-a-tlon
in honor of Dr. A. S. von Mans
fe'lde, a prominent physician of the state.
Among the Omahans were Drs. F. E.
Coulter, J. P. Ixrd, E. C. Henry, W. O.
Henry, Newell Jones, A. C. Stokes, H. L.
Akin, J. M. Alkln, Palmer Flndley, B. B.
Davis and A. F. Tyler.
Tha festivities were held In a hall
where muslo and flowers and felicitations
cheered tha guest of honor. One hundred
physicians from Nebraska towns attended
and presented the venerable doctor with
a remembrance of gold coins.
Dr. von Mansfelde has been honored
with the presidency of the State Medical
society and tha Missouri Valley Medical
association. Bella and Jo of Central High
school faculty are his daughters.
Whatever You Do,
Here's a Chance to
Help Some Needy
Christmas is almost at hand, and
will soon pass, bnt the needs of
some unfortunates will go on
through the winter.
It is possible for YOU to help
Mrs. Doane here presents three
more investigated cases, which she
recommends as worthy of immedi
ate assistance in the way sug
gested: No. 19. Family consisting of
mother, father and three chil
dren. Father met with accident
last summer and not able to
work. Whole support of family
now on mother. Any assistance
No. 20. Deserted mother and
two children, 5, 3 and 11-2 years
of age. Children just over diph
theria, which necessitated mother
staying, at home, from work,
thereby closing her sole income.
Food, rent and clothing needed.
No. 21. Widowed mother and
five children, ages 11, 10, 7, 3
and 1 1-2 years. Mother trying
to support family with day work.
Seldom asks aid. Food and
If you are willing to help one of
these, communicate with Mrs.
Doane direct at the Associated
Charities or send word to, The Bee.
BOWLERS GIVE PARRISH
WATCH FOR HIS EFFORTS
I A beautiful gold watch waa presented
to E. V. Parrish, manager of the bureau
of publicity, by the local committee of
the Middle West Bowling . tournament.
The members of the committee present
ing the watch were C. A. Webber, Dick
Orotte, George Zimmerman, E. Terrell
and Carl Cain. ' The watch waa presented
to Mr. Parrish out of appreciation for
his co-operation In making this big
tournament a success. Mr. Parrish was
asked to take lunch with tha men at
noon at the Commercial club and the
watch was presented at that time.
Senator Borah is
to Speak Here Soon,
if He Can Get Away
President Byrne of the McKlnley club
has received from Senator Itorah of Idaho
a letter which contains a promise that
If the senator can get away from Wash
ington during the session of congress he
will speak In Omaha. W. V. Gurley met
tha senator at Washington and was given
Senator Borah has not spoken In Omaha
for many years and his prospective visit
Is a matter of unusual Interest.
The McKlnley club will not hold a
meeting or banquet during the holidays.
Senator William Alden Smith of Michigan
has written that he will make nn effort
to stop here on his wsy back from Cali
fornia in January and may address the
McKlnley club at that time.
Mrs, Edith Wagoner
Granted a Divorce
Mrs. Edith L. Wagoner, Omaha music
teacher, has been awarded a divorce from
Richard B. Wagoner, a prominent attor
ney of Albany, N. T by District Judge
Redlck, on grounds of nonsupport and
Mrs. Wagoner testified that her hus
band had contributed not more than S36
a month to her support during several
years. For three years she has lived
apart from him. Mr. Wagoner told her,
aha testified, that he did not desire to
live with her.
Mrs. Wagoner's maiden name was Mtas
Edith L. -Wagoner. She is tho daughter
of John P. Wagoner. The ceremony
which made her the wife of tha Albany
attorney waa performed by Rev. T. J.
Mackay of All Saints church, Omaha,
April 17, 1896. C. W. Oox and Joseph L.
Barton were witnesses.
Large Average of
Omahans Own Homes
In WhichThey Live
Roughly speaking, forty families In
every 100 In Omaha own their own homes.
In glaring contrast is New York City,
where less than twelve families of every
100 own their own homes.
These are a few of the figures gleaned
from the t'nlted States census report
Dayton, O., shows a lower percentage
of home ownership than Omaha, the per
centage In that city being given as 3S 1.
Seattle holds the record for the year
1914 of having the lowest death rate rf
any of the big titles. It had but 14
deaths per thousand. Omsha had but
1J.9 per thousand. The average of the
whole Lulled Stales i 14.1. Memphis
Omaha shows up nicely with a very
low per capita fire lota for that year.
The loss Is shown as SI. 77 per capita
wlih a population given for that year of
130.000. Trenton, N. J., showed a per
capita fire loss of $15.32 the same year
with a population of 103.0U. t'olunibus.
O.. showed the lowest per capita fire
loss, only M cents.
BREAKS BOYS' SLEDS WHEN
THEY COAST BY HER PL ACE
Mrs. N. Shapiro, storekeeper at 2906
Hamilton street. was arrested on a
charge of breaking a aled belonging to
Howard Allen. 1410 North Twenty-sixth
street, and Andrew Gibson, 3638 Hamil
ton street, 'because they coasted In front
of her plaoa of business. She was given
her choice of a fine of 1 10 and coats or
replacing tha aled. She chose the latter.
TWO AWARDED DIVORCES
TWO OTHERS BRING SUITS
Mrs. Bertha Nevlns has been granted
a divorce from Alfred Nevtus on grounds
of non-support. Mrs. Isabel Boyer was
awarded a decree In her suit against
Lewis A. Boyer, in which she charged
extreme cruelty. Mrs. oeorglana Broder
Ick Is suing John W., charging cruelty,
and Blanche Lorlng charges Albert with
RAILROAD OFFICES TO
CLOSE OVER CHRISTMAS
With the railroads Christmas, as far
as possible, will be observed as a holiday.
Trains will be run as usual, but the
headquarters and offices will close Fri
day afternoon, not opening until the fol
lowing Monday morning. Owing to the
length of the holiday, a large number of
the officials and employes are going out
of the city to the country and other
towns to spend the time with relatives
A Room for the Roomei, or a Roomer
for the Room. Bee Want Ads Do tha
JrtJLKOSPECO. E? I
LfcgfartMtsl 1 I
BEDDE0 GIVES CLOTHES
FOR THE WEEDY OF OMAHA
Ulmer Beddeo, head of the Beddeo
Clothing company, has given $300 worth
of clothing and shoes to the Volunteers
of America for distribution among needy
men, women and children. Mr. Beddeo
makes a similar donation every year.
II. R. Uewen, manager of the Central
Furniture company, sent a lot of toys
to the City mission for distribution by
Nellie Magee, head of the mission.
I 'on t mail, take Dr. King's New Dis
covery now. It will help your cough and
soothe the lungs, frx. All druggists.
c7te Cfiristmas Store for GveryBody
Thursday IKh-ciiiIwt 1, 11MS. WTOKK NKW8 MW Phone IKiuglaa 187.
AH Goods Purchased Here Friday
Will Be Delivered That Night
- j '
THE importance of this announcement will be
appreciated Friday when people cheok tip
their Christmas lists and find that they have over
looked many things, making hurried purchases a
matter of necessity.
Our delivery system has proved its efficiency
during the busiest season and can be relied upon
for the fulfillment of every promise.
All good bought Friday up to closing time for
delivery in territory covered by our wagons or
motor trucks will reach their destination Friday.
This store can be depended upon for last min
ute service. Every detail to make your shopping
during these final rush hours satisfactory has
Store Open Friday Evening
Give the Children Toys Xmas
IT'S the one great day of every child and grownup, too. and never complete with
real joy and happiness unless there are toys for the little folks.
Burgess-Nash Toy Town, even at this eleventh hour, affords a great range of selection
-Toys the little folk like the kind that will please them most.
BttrgMS-sTaabj 0k Tourth floor.
Two Remarkable Values for
Friday in Holiday Slippers
TWO groups, including all
short lines of our better
grades; hundreds of pairs from
which to select, reduced for a
quick clearaway Friday.
Women's $1.45 Slippers, 65c
Lot 1 Women's knit slippers,
eiderdown, felt novelty fur trim
med and komfy style, were to
$1.45, for, pair, 65c.
$L05 Holiday Slippers, 95o
Lot 2 Women's felt De Luxe slippers, best quality,
komfy, all colors, ribbon trimmed. Also men's tari and
black kid opera and Everett styles, were to $1.95, for,
Bargees-Was a Co. Beeoag Moo.
"Wirthmor" Waists at $1.00
AWIRTIIMOIt waist makes a suitable, useful and
very appropriate Christmas gift.
No woman ever has too many waists and a new one or
two would always be welcome and greatly appreciated.
The styles are new and pretty, and there's just a limited
quantity to be placed on sale Friday.
As always, $1.00, and, as always, worth more.
argesa-Tash Oo. Main rioer.
In the Cricket Room
ties are not com
plete without plenty of
randy. We have plenty
and are willing to
share with you.
diorolates, lb. . .OOo
I 2us C?iovlats,
assorted kinds, per
lb. . . .60c and fl.OO
MalUard'g New Yirk
Candles, all alzn
Mnllajie's Fanuint (1ninnatl Taffies and Chix-o-
late, at, t box 1 Oc to 004
Johnston's Mlluauke Chocolate t, pound. . fl.-'S
Ituntc lints., firt)' kinds, xind 40c to OOc
argass-Vasli Co. at si a moor Orlckst moom.
In the Basement Section
Pall candies fur SJnday schools, churches or
organizations at special prices.
SILVER PLATED WARE Reduced
Items that suggest very acceptable gifts fur Christmas,
SHAVING sTAMl, $1,95.
Fine pierced silver plated base with glass bottom, beveled mir
ror, brush and cup.
$;l.50 HHAV1NO HTAND8, $!..
Art silver shaving stand with fancy base, 6-Inch adjustable
lilate mirror, porcelain cui ana good brush.
Toilet Het, H Price.
Any toilet, manicure or military
hair brush Mt. gold or silver plated,
with price range $3.60 to $25.00 at
$2.10 (Smoking Sta, $1.50
Including tray, cigar and match
holder and ash receiver, were $!.!,
AUK more popular than ever
this season with people whose
shopping time Is limited, or with
those who cannot determine what
Klft to send. These certificates
are exchangeable at any time for
merchandise, and Issued for any
These $3.50 HAND
BAGS at $1.95 Make
Pin seal with fancy knobs, new
est shapes, silk lined, large mir
ror and pursa, in fancy box, rery
special, at 81.05
a arr -aTaaa Co. Mala now,
Nuts for Xmas
The highest grade 1915
Peanuts, fresk roasted,
English Walnuts, large
English Walnuts, small
paper shell, pound
Pecans, good quality,
Filberts, large and well
Drs tils, large washed,
argsss-srash Co. Bas
Give "Him" Some
thing to Wear
A MAN always appreciates something to
wear as a Christmas gift. Here's but
a suggestion list from our Men's Furnish
NIGHT SHIRTS, PAJAMAS,
HOSE SUPPORTERS, BELTS,
MUFFLERS, ETC., ETC.
arg.ss-aTasB Co, Kala Floor.
.ra-Ms-aaB Ca -Mala Tloor
As an Xmas Gift
will prove very accept
able to anyone. Thermos
bottles, 1-pt sices.. (Wic
Thermos bottles, l-qt.
slie for $1.80
Thermos bottles, l-;t.
size, nickel plated, $1.75
Thermos bottles, l-qt.
size, nickel plated, $2.7S
Thermos lunch kit, spe
cial, at $1.40
Thermos Carafe, nickel
plated, a beautiful gift,
aargaaa-Veaa C. stata
Burgess-Nash Co. Every body 'a Store 16th and Haxnej
l a a
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