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BRINGING UP FATHER
REED TRYING FOR
Manager of Nebraska Athletics !
Would Change Notre !
Dame Date. ;
AMES AFTER GAME, TOO
Lincoln, Dec. 21. Guy K. Reed,
University of Nebraska athletic man
ager, left tonight for Chicago, where
lie expects tomorrow to meet Coach
Harper of Notre Dame and will en
deavor to persuade the Indiana coach
to change the date of next season's
game from Thanksgiving day to an
earlier date, so that Nebraska may
accept the proposal of Syracuse uni
versity for a battle with the New
York eleven on the closing day of the
foot ball season.
If Notre Dame is insistent on the
date heretofore agreed upon, the be
lief here is that an agreement with
Syracuse for next year will have to
The Ames (Iowa) Aggies are still
anxious to be on the Nebraska sched
ule next season, and President Beyer
of the Iowa school has sent word he
will either appear in person before the
Nebraska athletic board or discuss
with some member by long-distance
telephone concerning the continuation
of athletic relations. ,. .
Plan Fast Game
Johnny Collins, right forward on
Sam Waugh's University of Nebraska
five, and the greatest basket ball
player South High school ever pro
duced, will probably be in the alumni
lineup that will meet the High school
quintet Friday evening on the South
gym floor at Twenty-fourth and J
streets. Announcement was made
known yesterday when managers of
the graduate team reported having re
ceived word from Lincoln that the
floor star would probably be nome.
An effort has also been made to get
Tommy Dixon, probably the fastest
guard ever produced at the South
school, to take part in the battle.
Shirley Menefee is up in Michigan
probably training for the University
of Michigan team, since that school
introduced the floor game this winter,
and won't be in the city.
Slain by Villistas
Laredo, Tex., Dec. 21. Fifty con
stitutionalist soldiers, constituting a
garrison at Bocas, near San Luis Po-
tosi, were attacked by Villa followers
Sunday and completely aninhilated,
according to reliable iniormatwn
reaching the border today. Inhabi
tants of San Luis Potosi are panic-
stricken as a result of numerous
Villa attacks, arrivals say.
Missouri Pacific and Iron
Mountain Ordered Sold
St. Louis, Dec. 21. The sale at
foreclosure of the Missouri Pacific
and of the St. Louis, Iron Mountain
& Southern railroads, was ordered
by Judge Hook in the United States
district court here today.
The minimum price for the Missouri
Pacific was fixed at $16,150,000 and
for the Iron Mountain at $23,000,000.
The sale of the roads at foreclosure
will clear the way for the reorganiza
tion of the Missouri Pacific-Iron
Mountain system under plans already
approved by the Missouri public serv
The two roads hive been in re
ceivership since August, 1915.
Garage at Griawold Burned.
Griswold, la., Dec. 21. (Special.)
The garage operated by C. T. Cock
lin, on East Main street caught fire
about 11 o'clock Tuesday night and
was entirely destroyed together with
all the contents. Thirteen automo
biles besides the equipment for shop
work and a line of accessories, were
burned. Some of the cars belonged to
customers and were in for repair or
storage. Only one was insured. Mr.
Cocklin, the proprietor was soon to
move into anew building erected by
H. M. Reinig, cashier of the Citizens'
bank. The building dstroyed by the
fire was owned by A. D. Martin of
Atlantic, la., and was insured for
about $1,500. The origin of the fire
is unknown. .
Stomach Trouble and Constipation.
Those who are afflicted with sto
mach trouble and constipation should
read the following: "I have never
found anything so good for stomach
trouble and constipation as Chamber
lain's Tablets. I have used them off
and on now for the past two .years.
They not only regulate the action of
the bowels but stimulate the liver and
keep one's body in a healthy condi
tion," writes Mrs. Benjamin Hooper,
Auburn, N. Y. Advertisement.
' Marion Wilson Elected Tiger Captain
mS 'MARION VISoM ;
1 rlJ'i- f ? i4t Wl T $
Princeton, N. J., Dec. 21. Marion
R. Wilson of Binghampton, N. Y.,
brother of Alex Wilson, who cap
tained the Yale eleven two seasons
ago, has been selected captain of the
Tiger foot ball team for the coming
season. This is the first time in
Princeton-Yale history that brothers
WAR OFFICE WILL '
PUT DRAFT BILL
(Coniinvfd from Page One.)
army refuse to bow to the mandates
of congress?" insisted Representative
McKellar. "You are condemning the
system before it gets started. Do you
think it is a good thing for generals
of the army to be coming out with
reports and newspaper and magazine
articles knocking the system f
Sent to Give Views.
"I was sent here by the president
and th secretary of war to present
my views," replied General Scott.
"How close will this system you
have proposed bring us to militar
ism?" asked Representative Little-
"Absolutely away from it," ans
wered the officer. "I do not see
that there is anything like militarism
in it. It's a democratic system."
Representative Shallenberger asked
if it was not true that every attempt
in history to send large invading
forces oversea had failed." He in
stanced the position of the Entente
armies at Saloniki, saying: "They
have not been able to gain a foot of
ground against a nation like Bul
garia." '.'That it is because of the trained
soldiers that face them," said General
Scott. "If we had trained soldiers we
would do the same thing."
New Postoffice Sites
Accepted by Department
Washington, Dec. 21. (Special
Telegram.) The Postoffice depart-1
ment has accepted a proposal for i
quarters for postomces as follows:
Walthill, Neb. Accepted proposal
of William H. Hoar to lease new
quarters on south side of Main street
between Hayden and tsrougnton
streets for a term of ten years.
Spearfish, S. D. Accepted proposal
of Thomas W. Matthews to lease
new quarters on east side of Sixth
street between H and I streets.
Thermopolis, Wyo. Accepted pro
posal of Fred Klink, Denver, Colo.,
to lease new quarters on west side
of Fifth street between Broadway
and Arapahoe streets.
Hattie Stafford has been appointed
postmaster at Riverside, Hanson
county, South Dakota, vite C. S.
Will Become Bride
Fort Dodge, la., Dec. 21. (Spe
cial.) Miss Mildred M. Marquette,
special feature writer for the Des
Moines Capital and formerly city edi
tor of the Daily Messenger here, will
be married on Saturday to W. E.
vovn Bary of Des Moines. The cere
mony will take place at the home ot
the bride's sister. Rev. C. E. Chap-
ler of Rockwell City, a cousin of the
bride, will officiate. Miss Marquette
expects to continue her newspaper
work after her marriage.
International Newt Seniet.
have achieved this distinction. The
Wilsons are a foot ball family. An
other brother, Tom, was a guard on
the Princeton eleven in 1911 and
earned a place in a number of all-star
teams. He was also the line coach
of the Tigers this season as an as
sistant of Speedy Rush.
Bryan Wires Wilson
Note to Belligerents
Washington, Dec. 21. President
Wilson today received a telegram
from former Secretary Bryan con
gratulating him on his noteyto the
belligerents. It said:
"You have rendered an invaluable
service to a war-stricken world in
asking the belligerent nations to set
forth in specific terms the conces
sions and assurances which they
deem necessary to the establishment
of a lasting peace. It would be a
reflection upon the nations at war to
doubt that they know the ends for
which they are fighting or to assume
that they have any purpose) wrhich
they are unwilling to reveal.
"A definite statement by both sides,
no matter how far these statements
may be apart, will clear the air and
afford a basis for negotiations, and
when negotiations begin they are not
likely to terminate until an agree
ment is reached, because neither side
will consent to assume responsibility
for continuing the unspeakable hor
rors of this conflict if any reasonable
terms can be secured.
"Accept cordial congratulations
and my earnest wish for the success
of the movement which you have had
the honor to inaugurate."
On Peace Referred
Washington. Dec. 21. A resolution
"strongly endorsing" President Wil
son's peace note introduced in the
senate today by Senator Hitchcock
was sent to the foreign relations com
mittee on objection by Senator Bo
rah that the senate had not had suf
ficient opportunity to consider the
The text of the resolution says:
"It is the sense of the senate that
this action of the president represents
the overwhelming sentiment and car
nest desires of the people of the
On motion of Chairman Stone of
the senate foreign relations commit
tee the note was ordered printed in
the Congressional Record.
Is Released On Bond
Washington, Dec. 21. Baron Rob
ert E. Oppenheim, London and Paris
banker, held up at New York bv im
migration authorities on the ground
that he had been implicated in charges 1
involving moral turpitude, was or
dcred released today by the immigra-
tion bureau, under a bond of $1,000 i
for three months, pending further in-1
OMAHA. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 22, 1916,
" ' ..
BIG WILD HORSE
DRIVE PETERS OUT
Live Stock Mustang Chaser
Tells How Great Storm
TITTERS IN COURT ROOM
The hardest kind of luck dogged
the United States Live Stock com
pany when it attempted to catch
some of the 13,000 Mustangs which j
it claims 10 own soniewnere on me
government reserve in Coconino
county, Ariz., according to the testi
mony of Clyde A. Smith, chief horse
wrangler and one of the eleven men
now being prosecuted by the govern
ment for the alleged use of the mails
In a graphic way Clyde Smith told!
the jury of the superhuman attempt
he made to ensnare the wily mus
tangs. His entrancing tale sent the
court room into spasms of lauffhter
and on one occasion Judge Wood
rough allowed an early recess to still
the laughing spectators.
He told of marshalling the forces
of Navajo Mogi Indians, coboys
and just ordinary persons for a grand
drive of the animals. He almost got
100 horses, he told the jury.
Pow Wow Prefaces Hunt.
"I had nearly 100 persons helping
me on that drive," he said. "A man
by the name of Volz was commander-in-chief
of the expedition and I had
charge of the right wing. We paid
the Indians $1 each day and "Big
Chief," their leader, $1.50. Well, sir,,
we had to kill a couple of beeves for
them and give them tobacco before
they would enter.into the chase. Then
they held a pow wow and decided to
"We chased the animals for ten
days and finally rounded up about
$1,800 head near the objective point
we had previously decided upon.
"We had built large signal fires and
placed men on the buttes to see that
the animals would not get away. But
we forgot one thing," he said, "and
that was to guard the passes more
"That night the greatest storm I
had ever seen, in fact, the greatest
that any of the old Indian warriors
could remember, came up and scared
our horses away.
"All we got out of that bunch was
Didn't Get His Pay.
"Did you ever get your salary from
the United States Live Stock com
pany?" he was asked.
When atkfd' if. as bead wranirler.
he branded every stray maverick on
the reserve, he replied, "yes," and ad- j
milled that that was one of the ways
A necessity to business men. A convenience
to the housewife. An aid to young men and
women in school or college. A comfort to the
old folks. A convenience for everyone. An
economy always. One Waterman's Ideal lasts
for years. In many sues and several types.
To fit every hand. Prices $2.50 to $150.00.
Sold at the Best Stores.
Uhatrmtwa folder aa roawaot cWr tka femaaaa Walamu't I
L E. Waterman Company, New York,
Sport Calendar Today
Athtotieo Junior, national. trronta. nt
Brooklm. N. Y.
Nwlmmtnjr Amhr.t va. Colloeo of (ity
t Now York M New York.
Nrlaokot Ball Ynlo vn. -UOfO of City ot
Sow York at Now York, I'riaooloB TO.
Koohoolrr as Itoetaoitor.
Iloxlnv John lMtor Johnoon vi. Nailor
Orando, too round, at Now York. Mlrkoy
liana Ooorto Moat, ton round, at Now
York.. Al KiHroro vo. Johnnj Wlloon, twolro
round, at naniror. Mo. Chick Woot to.
Tummy Mrrarlaad, ton rouailo. at How ton.
Noroa iNinoran m. I'harloy Harvard, ton
roundu, at Booton. Tony Yatlta vm. Paul
nomorn, ton monad, at Ronton.
by which the organization's herd was
kept up. He quit his job in 1911, he
C. M. Thompson, 3124 Sherman
avenue, formerly president of the
Rock County State bank at Newport,
Neb., testified as to his connection
with the United States Live Stock
company. Thompson is one of the
eleven defendants and was treasurer
of the concern.
He told of lending money to J. S.
Smith in Newport, Neb., so that
Smith could finance some of the stock
business he was engaged in at that
place, early in 1908. Trading in range
horses at that time, he said, w9 one
of the popular business yentures, and
when Smith and another man named
Arnold wanted to borrow money
from his bank to purchase some Ari
zona mustangs he lent them $11,000.
Later the amount went up to about
Interviews Omaha Banker.
Fearing that he would not get his
money back he came to Omaha and
asked Mr. Flack, then president of the
City National bank, what course he
"Why don't you incorporate adn
sell a little stock," he said he was
He followed this suggestion, and
the United States Live Stock com
To pay back some of the borrowed
money, he said, he sold his bank and
ranch in northern Nebraska.
Throughout the trial, witnesses for
the defense have given varied testi
mony. One witness testified that he
had caught a large number of wild
horses and that some one had stolen
them; another that he had estimated
there were between 75,000 and 100,000
horses on the range, that he had writ
ten this Information in a diary, locked
the diary up in his safe and lost the
key; several witnesses have testified
that they all but had a large numltr
of animals caught, but that severe
storms scared them away.
In all the United States Live Stock
company has shown that out of the
13,000 wild horses which it claimed to
own, ocvered by almost seventy dif
ferent brands, it had sent only one
load of 150 to the market.
Boom . Haehlne Gaa.
Vollojo, Cal., Doc. It. A. aontrlfural ma
rhino sun, Mid to throw 1,000 projftctllnn
a mtnuto at an Initial volofllly ot 1,000 (rot
per socond. who tootrd by naval authorltli-o
The Bee by George McManus
NOTE FROM WILSON
Its Sadden and Unexpected Re
ceipt Is Puzzle to Govern
WILL BE GIVEN OUT TODAY
circles official silence is observed re
garding President Wilson's note sug
gesting an exchange of views among
the belligerents which will be given
out for publication in Friday morn
ing's newspapers. It is explained that
this delay in publication is dire in part
to the absolute surprise caused by the
receipt of the note, which was alto
gether unexpected, and in part to a
desire to admit of its simultaneous
publication in all the entente allied
While it cannot be said that the
note was received with anything re
sembling a feeling of resentment, the
Associated Press is enabled to say
that its sudden and unexpected re
ceipt puzzled officialdom, which was
unprepared for it so close upon the
heels of the German peace proposals.
It is therefore believed the note will
not interefr with t h plans of t he
allies for sending a joint reply to the
German proposals which probably
will be done before Christmas.
It is understood that opinion in of
ficial circles is that the speeches de
livered within the last fortnight by
the spokesmen of the allied govern
ments, the latest by Premier Llovd
George, form the most effective re
plies to the propossls of Chancellor
won Bcthmann-Hollweg and really
state the position of all the allies re
garding any peace movement . from
Persistence is the Cardinal Virtue
If It Comes
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Villa Forces Ready
To Attack Torreon
From Two Sides
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 21. Five
Americans and one other foreigner
who arrived here early today from
Parral by way of Torreon reported
that Torreon was about to be at
tacked by Villa forces.
The refugees said Villa was at
Jimenez when they left Torreon three
days ago. A large force of Villa,
troops was expected to approach
Torreon from the south at the same
time Villa moved on Torreon from
The Americans in the party in
cluded Dr. Thomas Flannaghan, Ja
cob Myer, Adam Schaeffer, W. C.
Palmer, and Julio Sinner, a Swiss citi
zen, also came to the border with the
party. They left Parral ten days ago.
They said everyone in Torreon was
expecting an attack by Villa forces
yesterday or today . and many refu
gees were leaving for the border. All
of the Americans who were in Parral
at the time Villa occupied the town
on November 5 have now been ac
counted for, four having come to the
border by way of Culiacan, Sinaloa.
Edgar Koch, acting German vice
consul at Parral, also accompanied
the Americans to the border. He
was robbed of $50,000 worth of silver'
bullion at Santa Rosalia by Villa's
followers on October 27, he said.
Coal Famine in
Chicago is Averted
Chicago, Dec 21. Coal wagons
today were busy delivering 7,000 tons
of fuel to don-town office buildings,
hotels and some of the city schools.
Coal dealers assert that the arrival
of the 7,000 tons from the West Vir
ginia fields averted, temporarily at
least, the possibility of a coal famine.
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The finest on the market,
especially for home end
medicinal use, alto French
cofnact, 85c to 52.25 per
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